Everest Heli Trek is an incredible trekking adventure experience in style to the Everest base camp. The trip gives you a special treatment of five star accommodations while you are in Kathmandu and luxury lodges on the trail you follow to the base camp that Hillary and Tenzing did to summit the Everest in 1953. To make your Everest base camp trek experience a completely different one from the very regular Everest base camp trekking trip, the trip uses a private chopper instead of a small fixed winged aircraft to transport you to Lukla and flies you back to Kathmandu straight from the base of the highest mountain in the world. On the day when you return back to Kathmandu, you will have an opportunity of going for a short helicopter sightseeing tour of Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world. The opportunity of using a chopper as the means of transportation in this trip links you even more closely to the charm of Mt. Everest and other mountain peaks in the Himalayas.
Travelling to the base of the base of Mt. Everest in style is something that makes the trip special and so different than other normal trekking trips in Nepal. Whilst you are on the trip, you will get to experience an amazing mixture of adventure and luxury of trekking to the famous Everest base camp in the Himalayas of Nepal.
Ready for this Luxury Adventure trip to the Everest Base Camp? We are ready to welcome you.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival – 1400 m
Today is your arrival day in Kathmandu. Once you finish the custom and visa process and come outside at the airport in Kathmandu, you will find a person waiting for you with our company sign board. Follow him to the car and you will be driven to your hotel. Check in, relax and spend some leisurely time.
Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding
Take an early morning private chopper flight to Lukla, the gateway town to the Everest trek. Flying for about 45 minutes enjoying spectacularly beautiful view of the middle hills and mountains of Nepal, we land at the airstrip of Lukla. We, then, meet our complete trekking crew at Lukla and proceed on our trek for the day towards Phakding. After a four hours’ trek on a gradual downhill trail, we reach the small village of Phakding on the bank of beautiful Dudh Koshi River.
Stay overnight at a teahouse.
Day 03: Phakding – Namche
The trek for the day today that starts after breakfast at the teahouse goes mostly uphill to Namche. We come across several suspension bridges that allow us to connect from one mountain to the other across rivers and gorges. The effort of the trek is rewarded by the spectacular beauty of Namche bazar and the view of the Himalayan peaks from here. The stunning mountain peaks seen from this homeland of the famous Sherpas are… This homeland of famous climbing tribe Sherpa, who have the roots centuries back into Tibet, has become the ethnic Sherpa town for ages now when they migrated to the Everest region crossing the Himalayas.
Development of tourism activities in the Everest region has brought a significant change in the social and economic lives of Sherpa community as they have been the most preferred climbing assistants and trekking guides. All local Sherpa households of Namche bazar have been benefitted from the tourism industry as they have been able to run hotels at their own hometown.
Stay overnight at Namche Bazar.
Day 04: Acclimatization Day
We spend an extra night here at Namche Bazar as part of the acclimatization to the high altitude climate. We will take a day hiking trip to one of the hiking destinations in the area. We come back to Namche bazar for the overnight stay.
Day 05: Namche – Tengboche
We walk to Tengboche today on an uphill trail to an even higher elevation today. We will be walking higher and higher on the trek for the next few days until we reach the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. On reaching Tengboche and checking into a teahouse, we can explore the surrounding and Tengboche Monastery.
Day 06: Tengboche – Dingboche
The trek from Tengboche to Dingboche is about 6 hours on a beautiful trail. We will walk past the beautiful mountain villages of Diboche and Pangboche which are also overnight stopover places in some of the trips. We walk on the trail across a river called Imja and reach Pangboche where we will have a short break to visit Pangboche monastery. After walking some distance on the Imja valley we finally start the ascent to Dingboche, the stopover place for today.
Day 07: Acclimatization Day
As part of the acclimatization process on the high altitude climate, we are going to stay overnight at Dingboche today. We will hike up to a view point ridge behind Dingboche to find a spectacular view of high soaring mountain peaks including Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche. Several other mountain peaks are also visible from the point we hike to. Later, we hike down to Dingboche and relax.
Day 08: Dingboche – Lobuche
We walk to Lobuche today after breakfast. Our walk today passes along the glacial moraine on Khumbu glacier. The walk will bring various mountain peaks into our view. The walk with the view of several spectacular mountains is worth the effort it takes.
Stay overnight at Lobuche.
Day 09: Lobuche – Gorakshep – Everest Base Camp
We walk to Gorakshep from Lobuche today. The trail traverses up and down on the mountains and glacial moraine. Once we reach Gorakshep, we take lunch at the tea house we are staying tonight and proceed towards Everest Base Camp in the afternoon. We walk to the epic base of the highest mountain in the world. We walk to the new base camp of the Everest which is different than the old one where Hillary and Tenzing had camped before starting on their adventure journey towards the summit of the highest peak in the world.
After spending some quality time at the base camp, from where we can inhale fresh air from stunning mountains of Pumori, Khumbutse and Nuptse, we start our way back to Gorakshep for the stay overnight.
Day 10: Gorakshep – Kalapatthar 5543m – Kathmandu
We go for an early morning hike up to the stunning view point of Kalapatthar at the elevation of 5643meters above, which is also the highest elevation gain on this trek, for an excellent panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks right in front of us.
Hike down to Gorakshep after the wonderful sunrise and stunning views of the Himalayan peaks. We take our breakfast and head towards our helicopter to board. The chopper will take us for a short but unbelievable sightseeing tour of Mt. Everest before heading back to Kathmandu. We will see the highest peak in the world right in front of us from the helicopter and enjoy the breathtaking sight and powerful energy the most gigantic mountain in the world has. Later we fly back to Kathmandu by the same helicopter to spend our five star night.
Day 11: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
We will take you for a historical and cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu after breakfast today. The tour will take you to some of the cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. Those sites are Pashupatinath to see the Hindu cremation rituals on the bank of a holy river, Boudhanath which is the largest Buddhist stupa in the world, Swoyambhunath famously known as monkey temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square which is a medieval palace square where you visit the temple of living goddess, Kumari.
Day 12: Departure Day
Get ready at the hotel lobby 3 hours prior to your flight time and we will transfer you to airport for your departure flight.
• Airport drop and pick up.
• 5-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
• Luxury Lodging and fooding during the trek.
• Welcome and farewell dinners.
• Trekking guide, assistant guide, and poters with their salary.
• All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
• Medical kit
• All government and local taxes
• Mineral water included during trek.
Nepal Visa fee
• International flight ticket both ways Kathmandu to home.
• If early come back to Kathmandu or late due to any reason, then the hotel charges will be personal expenses.
• Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
• Travel and rescue insurance
• Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Tips for guides and porters