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Everest Base Camp Trek in Helicopter - 10 Days

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Location: Everest Region

10 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size

Min. 2 Pax

Trip Grade

Moderate

Accommodation

Tea house/Hotel

Max Altitude

5550m, Kalapatthar

Meals

All kinds of international and typical Nepali food

Transportation

Fligth/Car

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Helicopter near Khambi Icefall.
  • Helicopter ride over the base camp and Khumbu Glaciers.
  • The best viewpoint called Kalapather viewpoint and Everest viewpoint.
  • Avoid walking down on the same trail which we walked on the way up.
  • Stepping the foot on the base camp of world highest mountain

Everest base camp is one of the exciting places to be in the world. It is the best as well as the most visited places in Nepal Himalaya. Everest base camp is not a fixed place to stay. Base camp is set on Khumbu glaciers. So, the base camp changes every time with the move of glaciers. Base camp is the place where the expeditions group tented their camp. It is just before the technical climb to Everest starts. Many people visited there to see the tents and climbers preparing themselves for the expeditions. To do successful climb People have to be prepared physically and mentally. Not only climbing purposes people are also visiting the base camp. People are visiting just to step on the base camp of the highest mountain. To reach base camp people have to do Everest base camp trek.

Now, Everest base camp trek in a helicopter is to do base camp quickly. Those people who do Everest high pass trek as well as Gokyo Everest base camp trek are lucky people. They have opportunities to step on the base of Sagarmatha well know as Mount Everest.

About Everest base camp

Everest Base camp trek is one of the loved as well as most done adventures. It has an opportunity to land on the base camp which is set on Khumbu glacier near Khumbu icefall. This trek has also the golden opportunities of seeing mount Everest very close and very big. Everest base camp Trek in a helicopter is for doing base camp quickly. It is well organized for those who don’t want to return down walking from base camp to Lukla. During our long trekking experience who found lots of trekkers do not want to walk down. This makes us designed base camp trek in a helicopter tour.

Some Highlights of the Everest Base camp Trek in a helicopter:

  • Scenic flights on a plane from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Exciting viewpoints with a stunning view.
  • Experience local culture and traditions
  • Scenic helicopter ride near Khumbu icefall.
  • Helicopter ride over Khumbu glaciers and base camp.
  • Wonderful village and trail view which you walked on the way up.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding.
Day 02: Trek to Namche bazar (3444 meters)
Day 03: Acclimatize rest
Day 04.Trek to Tengboche (3880 meters)
Day 05.Trek to Dingboche (4410 meters)
Day 06: Acclimatize rest day
Day 07: Trek to Laubecha (4910 meters)
Day 08: Trek to base camp (5364 meters) – back to Goreksha (5140 meters)
Day 09: Hike Kalapather (5550 meters) trek down then fly to Lukla.
Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu

(Note: If you want to include hotel and activities in Kathmandu let us know)

Itinerary

01

Today, our guide will pick you from the hotel and take you to Kathmandu airport where you will fly to Lukla airport. Upon your arrival in Lukla village, you will meet your porter who is helping you by carrying heavy luggage. We will have breakfast in Lukla and start walking to Phakding village. Stay overnight in Phakding village.

02

Today is the 6 hours journey to Namche Bazaar. It is the Sherpa capital and gateway to the Everest region for different treks. We will pass Benker, Monjo and Jorsella village. We will have lunch in Jorsella. We will see Hillary suspension bridges and the first viewpoint of Everest on the way up. Stay in Namchabazar.

03

Today also we will stay in Namche as a rest day. Instead of staying ideal we will visit a few places to explore such as Everest viewpoint, visitors park, Khumjung village or Khungde hospital. Some people visit Thamo village too. It all depends on you whatever you like.

04

With a stunning view of Everest, Lhotse Whar, Lhotse, Amadablam and Thamserku, our journey towards Tengboche starts. We will have our lunch on Phungi Tenga before a climbing hill. We will spend some time in Monastery to see lama reading.

05

Today is one of the easiest hikes of the trek. We will walk 4 hours with a stunning view of Everest and other mountains to reach Dingboche village. We will stay overnight in Dingboche village.

06

Today is also we will stay in Dingboche village. Instead of staying idea we will walk 3 to 4 hours to visit Chhukung village or climbing the hill near Dingboche which is wonderful for Makalu view and Imja valley.

07

Today we will walk with seeing the stunning view of Laubecha peak in the front and Amadablam on the backside. We will have lunch in Thukla and spend some time in Thukla pass to see the memorial of those people who died on the Everest expedition. Visit Khumbu glacier on side of Laubecha to see a glacier in the evening.

08

Today is the main day of your hike. We will start early morning and reached Goreksahp on 3 hours then have some light lunch. We will store our luggage then star to base camp with a light bag. We will reach base camp on 2 hours then spend some time to enjoy the successful trip to base camp. To avoid wind on base camp we will return after spending some time. Stay overnight in Gorakshep.

09

Early in the morning hike to Kalapther for sunrise and Everest view on close range. We will spend some time there and return back to Gorakshep to have breakfast. After finishing breakfast fly with a helicopter to Lukla. The helicopters take the route of the base camp which is close to Khumbu icefall and fly over Khumbu glacier. Then the helicopter flies back with providing beautiful village and hill view with some stunning mountains. On reaching Lukla we will stay in the lodge and wait for our flight to the next day.

10

Today we will fly to Kathmandu by plane. You will have plenty of time to do shopping in Thamel. We will have a farewell dinner from the Company together in the evening.


What's included?

  • Sagarmatha national park permits.
  • Khumbu municipality charges
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu for guide and clients.
  • Trekking guide and porters ( 1 porter for two trekkers)
  • Breakfast, lunch as well as dinner during the trek.
  • Accommodation during trek
  • Farewell dinner from company
  • Helicopter flight from Gorekshap to Lukla
  • Domestic airport picks up and drop.
  • sleeping bag, down jacket and company duffel bag to use.
  • Medical kit box required for the trek
  • All government tax and vat.
  • Everest base camp trek map.

What's not included?

  • Your travel insurance
  • Your international flight and departure tax
  • Any expenses of personal nature
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • All kinds of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Rescue operation in case of an emergency.
  • Accommodation and food in Kathmandu.
  • Necessary Transportation in Kathmandu.

Departure dates

Group joining dates are not available. Please request for private trip.

Private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with us via bellow contact us form.

FAQ

Ans: We have not charged for base camp to Kathmandu so, it is not possible to bring Kathmandu on that price.

Ans: Yes you can fly directly to Kathmandu from base camp by paying extra. Actually the price depends on the number of people flying back. It should be Usd 600 to 1000. The cost actually depends on the weather, situation of flights from Lukla to Kathmandu as well as other few things. We have an Everest base camp helicopter tour package where you can check details.

Ans: It will cost USD 3500 for 1 helicopter to fly privately. But while landing on Lukla some local people try to send other people also. This is not in our hands in such cases. You can ask them that you are having it privately so don’t want to take anyone else. Sometime there will be emergency cases so it will be a help if you allow the victims.

Ans: Yes it is possible to bring guide as well as porters but depends on group size. The Helicopter will be able to carry 5 people only. For more people, we need to go again. It will cost you more So it all depends on you.

Ans: Yes we can organize that also. It will definitively cost you more for doing this and you need to pay. Fly as well as spending some time in Gokyo is wonderful options to see another part of the Everest region.

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