Everest Helicopter Trek

quick and short adventure to world’s highest mountain base camp

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 02-10
  • Max Elevation: 5,364m/17,500ft

Highlights

  • Delightful and enjoyable adventure in the shade of the world's highest mountains.
  • Super stunning views of high snow-capped peaks on daily walks.
  • Exploring traditional Sherpa villages and monasteries of immense Buddhist culture and custom.
  • Lovely rhododendron-oaks and pine tree forest to ice and moraine zone at base camp.
  • Sweeping scenic flights to Lukla and back on a chopper with amazing range of mountain views.
  • Walking into Everest Base Camp enclosed within world giant peaks and Khumbu Ice Falls.
  • An experienced mountain views Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla.

About Everest Helicopter Trek

Everest Helicopter Trek an amazing adventure for Everest Base Camp Trekkers with a short trek in Nepal an ideal journey for travells who are interested to visit Everest Base Camp within a week over a time frame of 7nights 8 days trekking holiday to Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek of great delights with enjoyable walks in the comfort of nice and high standard lodge, where the facilities are beyond your expectations with the warm hospitality of the highlanders ‘the Sherpa of Everest Region.

We have specially designed this fabulous Helicopter Everest Base Camp Trekking where you can take delight in the world's highest mountain scenery along with impressive Buddhist religion of the High Landers the Sherpa of Everest, where you can observe traditional culture as it was for hundreds of centuries.

Besides mountain views, the green woodland of tall rhododendron, pines, magnolia, oaks, birch and fir tree are captivating in the shade of giant peaks of Khumbu and Everest. Everest Helicopter Trek starts with a normal scenic flight to Lukla the gateway town to Everest, walking past lovely farm villages to reach famous colorful Namche Bazaar a rest day is worthwhile at Namche for acclimatization, before heading towards higher terrain.

Walk continues to picturesque Tengboche with its famed Monastery encircled with giant peaks of Everest-Amadablam and series of peaks, as the adventure progress entering into wide barren and arid landscapes to reach our highlight and main destination at Everest Base Camp on the foot of world number mountain, with tremendous views of Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers and then a hike up to scenic rocky hilltop at Kalapathar with awesome panorama of mountain with closest view of Mt. Everest at mere distance.

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek concludes at Gorakshep, a former base camp in the early 1950’ and 1960’s, from Gorakshep taking a chopper / Heli flight to Lukla, then flight back to Kathmandu with sweeping panorama views of mountains during an hour flight to land at Kathmandu.

Entire Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek inclusive 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, all airport arrival and departure, Sagarmatha national park permit, trek equipment, Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla, food-breakfast, lunch, and dinner, both way air flights, and experienced local trek guide and strong honest porters. Definitely this adventure trip will make you guys lifetime experience from trekking in Nepal Himalaya within 7night 8days Everest Helicopter Trek. 

Itinerary

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On arrival in Kathmandu international airport received by Nepal Spirit guide or staff with a transfer to respective hotels downtown in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in and refreshment our guide provides briefing of the hotels, Kathmandu, culture and Swift Everest Base Camp trekking with welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with folk and culture show

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for a short scenic flight of 35 mins to Lukla with panorama views of mountains, on reaching at Lukla with its unique airstrip start the trek towards Phakding on a good trail through traditional Sherpa farm villages with views of snowcapped peaks after a good walk of 3-4 hours reaching at Phakding for overnight stop in a nice Yeti lodge of great comfort by the bank of Dudh Kosi River.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Morning walk continues following the river upstream most of the way, crossing few bridges over Dudh Kosi River and villages of Bhenkar and Monjo to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here leading to Jorsalle village for lunch, and then walk for few hours to the last bridge leading with steep uphill climb for few hours to Namche Bazaar, Namche with many facilities good stores, shops, restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office and banks overnight in guest house with great views of snow-capped peaks.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours

From Namche morning walk leads up for 30 mins to the ridge with aerial view of Namche Bazaar and overlooking beautiful towering peaks, walk is easier on the gradual winding scenic path, then heading downhill to Imjatse river at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, after a break here walking uphill through quaint woodlands of rhododendron, pines, firs trees with marvelous mountain views the climb after few hours reaches at a beautiful spot of Thyangboche with its famous Buddhist monastery with magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande and majestic peak of Amadablam, overnight in Riverdale Lodge just below Tengboche in a nice quiet area at Deoboche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Morning views of Everest and magnificent Amadablam, walk leads downhill for few hours to the bridge over Imjatse River, after the bridge walking on open country where the tree lines disappears only for few sparse vegetation and juniper bushes, walking on the gentle uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters, the last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walk on the nice terrain with last climb to Dingboche village for overnight stop, located in the Imjatse valley with picturesque panorama of snow-capped mountains including North Face of Amadablam, overnight in a nice standard lodge, facing super view of mountains with cozy and warm environment of the lodge and its lovely dining.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Morning walk starts with uphill walk for an hour commanding excellent views, and then on the gentle track with slow up most of the way to Thugla for lunch where the Khumbu glacier ends in a raging river and the route from Pheriche meets, after a fine break here a steep up for an hour to Thulga pass where there are memorials of climbers died on mountaineering expeditions to Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and other high mountains. From here a nice pleasant walk brings to Lobuche for an overnight stop in a nice lodge that the place has to offer.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Today heading towards our main destination of this fantastic adventure to Everest Base Camp, starting with gentle uphill walk for few hours, and then a short steep climb near to Gorakshep walking on glacier, moraine to reach Gorakshep with few lodges, located beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar as walk continues towards east for few hours to Everest Base Camp overlooking Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Ice Fall and then board in a chopper / Helicopter for scenic flight to Lukla then flight back to Kathmandu with amazing views during an hour joy ride, on landing at Kathmandu airport, our staff transfers you back to hotel around Thamel area with rest of the day free at leisure.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

After a wonderful time on Swift Everest Base Camp trekking with grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to the international air terminal for your departure homeward bound or to the next respective countries.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
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Cost Details

  • All arrival and departure transfer from airport to hotel to airport by private transfer
  • Twin sharing accommodation at a 3-star deluxe hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu to Lukla by air as per the trip itinerary with departure airport tax
  • Helicopter flight from Gorakhshep to Lukla to Kathmandu by air with departure taxes
  • Lodge accommodation during the trekking. We provide comfortable lodges along the trip
  • Trekking food: we provide hygienic organic meals of breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • We serve daily 3-times a day with a cup of tea/ coffee
  • English speaking Nepali guide (Government certify) & 1 porter for 2 trekkers including their daily wages, medical insurance- transportation allowance-meals and accommodation on trekking
  • Applicable Everest trekking route permit
  • TIMS- trekking information management system
  • Trekking equipment: Warm sleeping bag, feather-down jacket and duffel bag provided
  • We provide a comprehensive medical kit along with the trekking of EBC
  • Government and related local taxes are included in the trip price
  • Farewell dinner
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters

Dates & Prices

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
26 Jan, 2020 - 02 Feb, 2020GuaranteedUS$1850

Personal Information

Useful Information

Upon Arrival in Nepal

On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you with a warm welcome then transfer to your respective hotel. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss with much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary is chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek.

Accommodation in Kathmandu

We provide 3*** stars hotels in Kathmandu with accommodation based on twin sharing basis with breakfast. We can also help you to book at different deluxe star category hotels on request for more details and information please feel free to contact us.

Accommodation During Trekking

We provide a clean lodge (mountain lodge) and guest house along the Everest base camp trek. At the Namache Bazaar, we provide you attached bathroom with a hot shower room. 

Meals During Trekking

During the trekking session, full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as tea or coffee provided). We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), and as well a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries.

Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and eggs dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Safe Drinking Water in Trekking

Safe drinking water is very important while we are on trek and we recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problem AMS). We provide filtered clean water and adding purification pills in our entire trip package. Besides this, if you wish to drink sealed packed mineral and boiled water you can buy en route at extra cost.

Health and Fitness Required

Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and in participating for trek and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or month before/after booking the trip with us, if you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point on the trek chosen, most of the trek is a non-technical effort walks. The highest height gain on this trip is at 5,545m above sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and down, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces river side as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still requires moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult your medical doctor before traveling and do a regular check-up and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

Our Experience Trekking Guides and Staff with Safety

Nepal mountainous country walk takes you to a remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied by experienced and qualified guides and leaders for a safe journey and making the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time. Our guide provides with much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day to day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certify from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing helps, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities. Assuring that all our trips are well managed by an expert team of tourism professionals all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experience and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us, you will have time learning Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the groups.

This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smooth as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helpers in certain conditions.

Caring Porter

Our porter is fully equipped with warm gear and insured on each trip by the company. We take care of our staff/porters' welfare as well as the client’s safeties.
We closely work with (PAC) Porters Association International Act. We allow maximum load to be carried by our porter with 20 to 25 KG and make sure that your trekking duffel-kit bag should not be more than 20 KG.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must and necessary that you are insured when booking trips with Nepal Spirit Adventure. Insurance protections should cover Travel / Medical sufficiently as well as emergency and immediate rescue evacuation by any means of transportation including helicopters on medical ground.
As well covering against loss or theft of your belonging and valuables and please make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including others trips and adventure sports. Nepal Spirit Adventure holds no responsibility and liability in case of loss, theft or damage of your belongings. We also let you know that Nepalese insurance companies do not have a travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese nationals. We advise you when you travel to Nepal please bring your insurance documents.

Re-Charging Batteries of Electronic Items on The Trek

We can recharge your batteries, devices with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

Risk Liabilities

We are fully committed to providing the best quality services providing enjoyable and mesmerizing holiday so that one can experience “once in a lifetime journey” with us, we perform our duties honestly and seriously to make your journey very smooth and pleasant. The entire programs are conducted strictly under the rules and regulations of the Nepal Government act and policies. Nepal Spirit Adventure Pvt. Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, Landslide, road blockage, and flood and other natural calamities, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident. Any extra cost incurred due to some situations clients should be borne the expenses on the spot.

Passport & Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visas can be obtained from the Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. Most of our guests take Nepal Visa after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. To get a Nepalese visa you should bring a valid passport and two passport size photos. The validity and visa fee are as follows.

Visa Valid Fee
15 days US$ 30
30 days US$ 50
90 days US$ 125

Visa Extension

Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31).  For further information, please contact the Department of Immigration
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934 E-mail: mail@immi.gov.np.Web site: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np

High Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally at altitudes of over 3000 m. Most people will feel some effect of altitude, shortness of breath and possibly a light-headed, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop you, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you do deal with your problem. Generally, overexertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

Group Size

We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and the maximum group size is ten of more on request. We can also organize a private trip to a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.

Trekking Season

Nepal has two best seasons for trekking Everest Three High Passes, as this trip is much adventurous and challenging, we always recommend that you book this kind of trip at the right time of the year as possible.

Trekking in Nepal is possible at any time of the year, depending on the area of the trekking area chosen. In Nepal, you can trek anywhere in any four seasons (Spring-Summer-Autumn / Fall or Winter), but the most popular trekking seasons are Spring and Autumn times. Nepal Spirit Adventure offers you to consider the following advice on the outstanding aspects of each season.

Autumn (September- October- November)
The autumn is one of the best seasons for trekking in the Himalayan region offers excellent weather and outstanding mountain views, the weather is clear and we can guarantee that you can witness fantastic mountain views and panorama.

This season is the peak time for trekking in Nepal Himalaya and you can also witness several Hindu festivals such as 15 days long Dashain, the biggest festival for all Nepalese, celebrating with a triumph of good over evil, and shortly afterward the 5 days long Tihar or Dipawali (Festival of Lights) follows.

Winter (December-January- February)
In winter snowfall times at higher elevations, the snowline descends considerably, and the weather is cold. So it is an ideal time for trekking at lower elevations below 3,000m in the foothills of Nepal with great views of the Himalayas, it can get cold at night and in the mornings, but during the day temperatures are mild when it is sunny.

Spring (March-April- May)
The spring is one of the best seasons for trekking in Nepal Himalaya. Many visitors travel to Nepal in the spring as trekking is fine in all Himalaya regions. The meadows and forest will be in full bloom with riots of colors of wildflowers specially rhododendron the, national flowers of Nepal, come in great varieties from bush to tall trees. The weather is warmer at lower elevations and at the higher elevations over 4,000m visibility is excellent and the temperature is quite moderate.

Summer (June-July- August)
During summer trek is warm and sweaty in the wet summer months, and also constitutes the monsoon season which can continue up to mid-September. Summer is a good time for the keen botanists and forest researchers as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. It is not generally recommended to trek during the summer season except in the arid rain shadow areas like Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Kailash.

Nepal Himalaya will be in the grip of wet monsoon season starting from mid-June to early September months, although morning are often clear for few hours for the views of sunrise and mountains, it can rain heavily almost every day, cloud hangs around by mid-morning, with frequent rain and occasional thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening times. The advantages of trekking in the summer months trekking along with a few crowds of trekkers and on the quiet trail.