Everest Base Camp Heli Trek
- Trip Price: $3290 pp
- Total Duration:12 Days
- Trip Grade: Moderate
- Max Elevation:5550 M
- Max Group Size:Min 2 Person Required
- Best Time:March - May & Sep - Dec
- Trip Mode:Tea House/ Lodge
- Start Point:Lukla
- End Point:Lukla
- It takes you to the Khumbu region of Nepal via an exciting and scenic flight to Lukla.
- We pass a well-marked trail to the Everest Base Camp with interesting Sherpa villages all along the way to the base camp
- It is an opportunity to get some insights on Sherpa people, their traditional culture and lifestyle
- The trail runs over the periphery of the Sagarmatha National Park – a park that extends over a wide range of geographical and altitudinal region enriched with varieties of floras and faunas
- Namche Bazaar – a lively town in the Khumbu region of Nepal is an only gateway to the Everest
- Tengboche monastery – a spiritual center on the way to Everest Base Camp
- Everest Base Camp – the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, the Everest
- Hike to Kalapatthar from where one can cherish the sunrise views amidst the panoramic views of mountains in Everest region.
- Blissful helicopter ride over the Everest region with an aerial view of entire region.
- Mesmerizing views of mountains Gokyo lakes, glaciers and Everest region as a whole from above the sky.
- Airport transfers – pick up and drop
- All ground transportation
- Your accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan
- Your accommodation in best guesthouses available (on twin sharing basis) during the trek with breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the trekking journey
- All paper works
- National park and heritage sites entry tickets
- Domestic flight ticket to Lukla
- Private helicopter ride from Gorekshep to Kathmandu
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) and trekking permits
- A licensed, English speaking, experienced and professional guide along with a porter (1 for two clients)
- All the costs of guide and porter including accidental insurance
- Duffel bag, sleeping bags (to be returned to us after trek)
- T-shirts, route map and a travel completion certificate
- All applicable government taxes and service charges.
- First aid kit
- Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu
- International airfare
- Visa costs
- Travel insurance
- Personal refreshment items like cold drinks, snacks, etc.
- Personal utility items like laundry, telephone expenses electricity charges, etc.
- Personal trekking gears
- Hot water bath during the trek except in Lukla, Phakding and Namche Bazaar.
- Tips for guides and porters
Everest Heli Trek is a 12 days’ journey that includes both trekkings to the everst base camp and a helicopter ride around the region.
Have you ever dreamt of walking to the Everest Base Camp and flying over the Everest region on a helicopter to explore all of it at once? If yes, then Everest Heli Trek offered by Heaven Himalaya is a suitable trip for you. It is also an ideal trek for those who are under the constraint of time and are reluctant to harshly exhilarate their body via long days of trekking activity.
The trek initiates with a flight to Lukla. The flight is followed by a jovial walk along a well-paved path to Phakding. Further, the trail traverses into the Sagarmatha National Park and passes some interesting villages like Monjo, Jorsale, and Namche. From Namche, the trail ascends to the Tengboche monastery and then to Dingboche. The trail that we follow along the way is blessed with outstanding views of mountains in the backdrop. How high you go, you will find the mountains closer to you. Further, we climb up to Everest Base Camp via Lobuche and Gorekshep. Then, a hike to Kalapatthar offers some fantastic views of mountains in the Everest region like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache, and many more.
Finally, the trek ends with a luxurious helicopter tour above the Everest region with an aerial view of mountains, Gokyo lakes, Khumbu glacier, Sagarmatha National Park, and other major highlights of the region.
Is Everest Heli Trek an ideal trip for you?
Yes, Everest Base Camp Trek is an ideal trip for you if you-
- Are under the constraint of time. You have just 12 days’ free time but you still want to trek to Everest Base Camp
- Want to experience a Helicopter ride over the snow-clad mountains in Everest
- Want to enjoy the picturesque view of the Everest region as a whole
- Don’t want to exhilarate yourself much with a very long day’s walk to and from Lukla to Everest Base Camp.
- Should at least be able to walk to Everest Base Camp (at least a six-day continuous walk in the high altitude region)
Is there any alternative to the Heli trip?
Yes, Heaven Himalaya always has options when it comes to trekking and tours in Nepal. Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is a super combo of a trekking and Helicopter tour. If you want only a trekking journey, you can go for Everest Base Camp Trek. Also, we have Everest Luxury Trek to give you ample room for luxury and if you are willing to opt for the Heli tour only, you can go for our Everest Helicopter Tour.
Here’s a short clip that was taken from a helicopter during the helicopter tour.
Itinerary Expand all
A representative from our team will be waiting for you at the arrival terminal of Kathmandu airport. Make sure that you look after a person with your nameplate! The representative will welcome and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. As you check into the hotel, the representative will give you a short synopsis on our plans ahead. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu includes a guided tour around the artistic historical and cultural monuments around the Kathmandu city that has been listed under the UNESCO world heritage site charts. Today, after breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up for a city tour ahead. The tour starts from the Kathmandu Durbar Square, a historical palace that dates back to 16th century during the Malla reign in medieval period of Nepal. The palace is a huge complex with palace, courtyards and temples. The structure is beautifully crafted with various wood, metal and stone works. We explore the periphery of the palace and visit a museum inside the palace. After exploring the palace, we head to Swayambhunath stupa, a large stupa placed on a hilltop surrounded by various Buddha statues and monasteries. Next, we drive to Pashupatinath temple, an oldest Hindu temple with many temples and statues that dates back to ancient time. At Last, we head to Boudhanath stupa, a huge stupa placed on a three layered Mandela. We visit all these beautiful heritage sites and end our day with drive back to your hotel. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu
We pick you up in the early morning and escort you to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. Here, we catch a flight that will take us to the Lukla airport in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The region is probably one of the most loved and frequented trekking regions in Nepal. It takes the pride of having the world’s highest mountain in the world i.e. The Everest. The flight to Lukla is full of magnificent mountain views. As you land in Phakding, meet our remaining crew in Lukla for your journey ahead. From Lukla, we follow a trail that drops down to Dudhkoshi River and goes up gradually along a well-marked path to Phakding. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Phakding.
The days are going to get more interesting ahead. As we leave Phakding, we follow a trail that traverses through Sagarmatha National Park. We march ahead through a forested area enriched with various species of floras and faunas. We pass interesting Sherpa villages like Monjo and Jorsale on the way to Namche. The trail from Phakding to Namche undulates up and down many times. It can be quite tiring but the pristine air, amazing views and the quest of reaching to the top of the world will keep you going. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Namche.
Today, you are at Namche means you are already at the heights of around 3440 meters. Therefore, we stop and take our time for acclimatization in Namche. Namche Bazaar is a vibrant town in Khumbu region. It is an only gateway to Everest crowded with hotels, lodges, cyber cafes, shops and many more. After breakfast in the guesthouse, we hike up to Everest View Hotel. From here, one can get some close up views of mountains in the Everest region. You will be blessed with some fascinating views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache and many more. After exploring the place for a while, we return back to Namche for overnight. On the way, we visit a photo gallery, museum and few Sherpa villages. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse in Namche.
Leaving Namche, we follow a trail that climbs up to Tengboche at an elevation of 3860 meters. It’s an easy way up to Tengboche and the route offers some incredible views of Mt. Everest along with other mountains like Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lobuche and many other adjacent peaks. At first, we descend down to Dudhkoshi valley at Pungi Thanka and slowly ascend up to Tengboche. At Tenngboche, we visit a popular monastery known as the Tengboche monastery. It is an old Buddhist monastery on the way to Everest. It is not just known for its spiritual significance but for its amazing location. One can see the great Mt. Ama Dablam rising just above the monastery. Likewise, the views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse,Mt. Lobuche and many other mountains in the region look magnificent from here. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse in Tengboche
Moving ahead from Tengboche, we follow a trail that descends down to the Imja river. From the river, we follow a scenic trail full of mountain views and picturesque landscapes to Pangboche village. The village at an elevation of 3900 meters is at a dramatic location with appealing views of mountains in the backdrop. Enjoying the majestic views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam and Mt. Lhotse, we ascend up to the pastures of Dingboche. We pass various pastures and summer settlements of yak herders until we open to the vast pasture of Dingboche. Dingboche is also referred to as a summer valley. in winter it is fully covered by snow but in summer it looks wonderful with grassland and yaks herding in it. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse in Dingboche
As we rise up to the high elevation region with passage of trekking days, it’s important for us to acclimatize to ensure our health safety. Hence, today, we stay in Dingboche for acclimatization purpose. In the daytime, after breakfast, we hike up to Nagerjun. Nagerjun at an elevation of 5100 meters is a beautiful view point that lies just above the Dingboche on the edge of Chhukung valley. As we walk towards Nagerjun, the trail gets steep while makes walking a bit difficult however the spellbinding views of mountains from Nagerjun makes the walk worth it. From Nagerjun, we will be able to relish some amazing views of Lobuche peak, Thamserku, Taboche, Kangtega, Mt Ama Dablam and many other peaks in the range. The hike is also an opportunity to get a stunning glance of Mt. Makalu, the fifth highest peak in the world. After some refreshing moments at the top, we drop down to Dingboche for the night. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse in Dingboche
With the passage of time, we are getting closer to the Everest Base Camp. Today, we leave Dingboche and make our way to Lobuche at an elevation of 4910 meters. From Dingboche, we follow the trail that takes us to the wide valley until we reach Dughla. From here, we move ahead to Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche at an elevation of 4240 meters. In this post, we can see a few western doctors treating the trekkers voluntarily. Further, we walk along the valley pass some yak pastures on the way before reaching Lobuche. Tonight, we spend our time at a guesthouse in Lobuche.
Finally, the wait is over. We are into one of the most anticipated days of our entire trekking journey. After breakfast in Gorekshep, we walk towards the Everest Base Camp, the base camp of the world’s highest mountain. It is obviously a moment of pride for anyone. We explore the area and witness the glory of mountains that rise just before us. Though Mt. Everest hides between Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse, the views of other mountains are simply incredible. As we explore the base camp and capture the moment in photos, we return back to Gorekshep for overnight stay. Tonight, we spend our time at a guesthouse in Gorekshep.
It is another most awaited day of our trekking journey. In the early morning, we wake up and hike to Kalapatthar. Kalapatthar is one of the renowned viewpoints in the Everest region of Nepal. It is popular for sunrise views and panoramic views of mountains in the Everest region including the mighty Mt. Everest. From Kalapatthar, we catch the golden rays of sun fall over the glittering snow of Mt. Everest along with other towering peaks in the range. After some quality time at Kalapatthar, we drop down to base camp. A helicopter will pick us up at the base camp and fly over the Everest region and back to Kathmandu airport. The helicopter ride will shower us will some incredible views of mountains, Gokyo lakes, Khumbu glaciers, Sagarmatha National Park and many other attractions of the Everest region. Upon landing at the Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu
Today, fly home from Kathmandu or continue your travel to some other destinations around the globe. You will be dropped at the airport, three hours before your scheduled flight. Hope you had a great time with us.
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“Are you ready for the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek? It is one of the most invigorating and sensational journeys that takes you above the clouds near to the Himalayas to appreciate its grandeur and unleash its raw appeal. The trail takes you through a rugged path along some charming Sherpa villages to high elevation regions in the lap of the world’s highest mountain – The Everest! The glory of the trek doesn’t end with Mt. Everest, but extends to pinnacles of the other high mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho-oyu, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache and many others.”
Best Days of My Life
I and my colleagues visited Nepal back in the year 2017. I was not an experienced hiker but anyway chose Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a trekking agency in Nepal. It was like a challenge for me to trek to the 4000 m altitude, but Mr. Ram helped us in every way possible. He was there from the start of our trekking journey in Pokhara to our end days in Kathmandu. Ram kept pushing me forward and even waited for me to catch the other team. He guided me from choosing plain food to meditating. Although I was a victim of altitude sickness and couldn't enjoy the trek to the fullest, I am very grateful to have chosen him.
Annapurna Base Camp is a beautiful place in the Himalayas. The Gurung Village, Poonhill, Pokhara every place was just outstanding.
I have now developed a hiking attitude, and I have been training for the EBC trek now. I can't wait to visit the Himalayas again.
Perfectly Organized Upper Mustang Trek
All thanks to Mr. Ram for organizing the Upper Mustang, trekking perfectly from beginning to end. I, along with my bunch of friends, had a delightful experience with the Heaven Himalaya team. For us, it is the best trekking agency in Nepal. The guides and porters were very flexible and took care of everything around us.
I recommend everyone to try these young guys to go hiking in Nepal.
Wonderful Trekking Experience
My wife and I visited Upper Mustang and were lucky to have chosen Heaven Himalaya. We had a wonderful experience trekking in Upper Mustang. As soon as we landed in TIA, we were welcomed by Ram. He was very easy and responsive to work with. He explained all the queries we had and gave a brief description of the tour. As we were watching videos and reading blogs about Upper Mustang, we had a lot of expectations about the place and the trekking agency we were working with. We had a private 18-day tour with a porter. And to be honest, we found everything beyond our expectations. The hills, mountains, monasteries were all amazing, especially Lo Manthang is a great place to visit. Our guide was also equally supportive and friendly. The team made our trek more enjoyable. While writing this, it reminded me of the days we had on the trails. Thank You again for the wonderful experience. Best wishes to Jason and Esha. We will definitely love to return and probably do the Everest base camp Trek this time.
Trip of a lifetime- Annapurna Circuit Trek
Heaven Himalaya Team offers a magnificently arranged trekking involvement in Nepal. Ramhari answered instantly to all my messages. They make a solid effort to make your vacation in Nepal an extraordinary one and genuinely went well beyond my desires.
I couldn't remember the name of the guide but my boy, you were more than amazing. I wish you good luck in the days to come.
Everything from pickup to trekking in the mountains was very professional with excellent service.
So, I strongly suggest everyone and will trek with Heaven Himalaya again in the future.
Glorious Experience in EBC Trek
We did an EBC trek with Ram and his team back in April 2019, and it was a glorious experience. Ram is a very knowledgeable, resourceful, and very helpful guide. 2 of us got unwell during the trek, and he was very prompt and took care of us in any way that was available.
We enjoyed our chat and his sense of humor along the trail and at the teahouses. He even got us a special breakfast and pickle salad at Namche Bazaar and always fulfilled the strange request with our dietary needs. EBC trek is amazing. With Ram, it is even more spectacular. Thanks for the amazing trip. Looking forward to island peak climb in the future.