Everest Base Camp Nepal Heli Trek – 12 Days

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You have just 12 days and want to do Everest base camp trek in Nepal?

If so trek to Everest Base Camp on foot and fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter may be a good option.
Our Everest base camp trek with Heli trip is an amazing combination of adventure and luxury of flying back all the way from close to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world by helicopter with amazing views of the Khumbu valley – the sherpa land.

This incredible Heli Everest trek is designed for the adventurers who want to make their dream of going to the Everest base camp true but do not have long enough time to do it all on foot. This trip has the luxury of flying back from Pheriche below Everest base camp instead of hiking down to Lukla and fly with fixed wing aircraft. This trip will save you at least four days completing the whole trek in 12 days.

While on this Everest Helicopter trek, you will be trekking all the way up to the base camp from Lukla after flying in there by fixed wing airfcart and you will enjoy all the highlights of the Everest Khumbu region. You will have every opportunity to enjoy the serene mountain atmosphere, Sherpa culture, monastery visit, flora and Fauna highlights while you hike up along the main Everest trekking trail acclimatising and being safe.

We recently organised a trip to Everest by helicopter to celebrate marriage anniversary of Jess and David from USA in Nov 2015 and the article about the photo shoot of the marriage anniversary at the Top of the world Everest was published in local a news paper – the Re-publica, saying the head line: Anniversary at Kalapathar with ‘Nepal is safe’ message

If you are interested to arrange a Marriage or Honeymoon or photo shoot or movie shooting in Nepal Himalaya please contact us.

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  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu Exploration Day
  • Day 3 : Kathmandu - Lukla, Phakding
  • Day 4 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 5 : Namche Bazaar – Everest View point – Namche Bazaar
  • Day 6 : Namche - Tyangboche
  • Day 7 : Tyangboche - Dingboche
  • Day 8 : DINGBOCHE
  • Day 9 : Dingboche - Lobuche
  • Day 10 : Lobuje – Gorak Shep 5160 m - Everest Base Camp 5365 m
  • Day 11 : Gorakshep - Kala Pathar 5555 meters – Kathmandu
  • Day 12 : Departure Day
Day
1

Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal

You will be welcomed and received on your arrival by our representative at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Later on, you will be transferred to your hotel; check into the room and spend some relaxing time until we meet at some point in the evening for the trip briefing. You will be informed about the briefing time on your arrival at hotel.

Altitude

1300 m

Day
2

Kathmandu Exploration Day

After breakfast in the morning we take you for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. We are going to do the UNESCO CULTURAL HERITAGE TOUR today which includes: Swoyambhunath - The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley. Pashupatinath- A holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the most unique way in the world; we come across men with ash rubbed body, matted locks and dreaded look which is typical look of a Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus. Boudhanath- the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual going around the temple. Patan Durbar Square- A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century and also the amazing Nepali Architecture.

Meal

B

Day
3

Kathmandu - Lukla, Phakding

We have our breakfast early in the morning and drive to the airport to take a flight to Lukla, the gateway to Everest Region accompanied by your trekking guide. We fly by a Twin Otter aircraft which is the most renowned mountain flight corporation in the world. Once on the flight we can enjoy the stunning beauty of the rugged foothills that give way to the snowline of the majestic Himalaya. A lot of the world\'s highest mountains including Kanchenjunga III, Lhotse IV and Makalu V and many other snow capped mountains. After enjoying the adventurous flight for about 45 minutes, we land in Lukla, an exceptionally beautiful mountain town in the Everest Region where we meet our porters and prepare for the walk of the day to Phakding, another mountain town. The descending walk leads us along the Dudh Koshi River and to Phakding village for the overnight stay.

Meal

B/L/D

Altitude

2880 m

Time

4 Hrs

Distance

7 km

Day
4

Phakding to Namche Bazaar

The early start of the trek of the day takes you on mostly flat and gradual uphill trail along the Dudh Koshi River up to Hilary suspension bridge. From this point your first steep uphill walk on the Everest trail starts which takes you to an extraordinarily beautiful town of Namche, famously known as Namche Bazaar. On the way to Namche you can enjoy the view of some the Himalayan peaks including Thamserku, Tabuche, Cholatsem, Khumbila – Sacred Mountain which protects the Khumbu region and many other mountains. Get yourself immersed in the beauty of local Sherpa and Buddhist culture, take pictures of yaks, take in the spirituality from the prayer flags along the trail and many more just reach the destination for today to enjoy the more majestic view of Kongde, Kusum Kangri and Thamserku.

Meal

B/L/D

Accomodation

lodge

Altitude

3445 m

Time

8 Hrs

Distance

11 km

Day
5

Namche Bazaar – Everest View point – Namche Bazaar

A stopover day in Namche for acclimatization. Hike to Everest view point for about two hours uphill and enjoy the view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Amadablam and many other Himalayan peaks. Hike down to Namche and spend rest of the day exploring Namche Bazaar enjoying the local atmosphere.

Meal

B/L/D

Day
6

Namche - Tyangboche

Munch mountain breakfast early in the morning and start the trek of the day to Tyangboche. Initial part of the walk today is on a mountain flat and downhill trails to Phungi Thanga for about four hours. From there another steep walk for about another two and half hours to take you to the famous Tyangboche. Once you are in Tyangboche, never miss the opportunity to visit an ancient Tyangboche monastery where you can see the footprint of Milarepa, a famous ancient Tibetan yogi and poet from the Kagyupa sect.

Meal

B/L/D

Accomodation

Lodge

Altitude

3,800 m

Time

7 Hrs

Distance

10 km

Day
7

Tyangboche - Dingboche

Pave your trail through Diboche, crossing Imja Khola to Pangboche and to Dingboche – today’s destination. As you walk on the Nepali flat – sometimes up and sometimes down, enjoy the enchanting view of the snow capped mountains which is luring you even closer to the Everest. The view and the fresh mountain air is enough to make you forget about your tiredness. Engage yourself in the observation of the incredible beauty of the Himalayan atmostp here.

Meal

B/L/D

Accomodation

Lodge

Altitude

4,400 m

Time

8 Hrs

Distance

11 km

Day
8

DINGBOCHE

At this altitude, the human body needs time to adjust to the environment so take your day to acclimatize to the high altitude climate. Rather than just sitting around, we encourage you to attempt one of the two hikes we recommend. The short and best option is to ascend the hill immediately behind Dingboche which takes about four hours to reach the top. The view from the top will just blow your mind. Your four hours effort to reach the top will be eventually rewarded

Accomodation

B/L/D

Altitude

4,400 m

Day
9

Dingboche - Lobuche

Be thrilled with additional mountain views as you walk on your pace along the Himalayan trail. Enjoying and integrating the mountain atmosphere into your life, you are heading yet another count of miles towards the famous base camp of the world’s tallest peak. The view is just a catalyst to take you to the Base camp. Communicate and listen to your body and go slow. After observing the memorials for the mountaineers at Dughla pass finally you reach another beautiful mountain village of Lobuche for the overnight stay.

Meal

B/L/D

Accomodation

lodge

Altitude

4,900 m

Time

7 Hrs

Distance

9 km

Day
10

Lobuje – Gorak Shep 5160 m - Everest Base Camp 5365 m

Today is a long day as we walk to Gorakshep, check into lodge, have lunch and walk to the Base Camp and return back to Gorakshep for stay over. The most exciting thing about today is that you are going to be at the base camp. Walking along the Khumbu glacier – the highest situated glacier in the world, and crossing the Changri glacier, we walk ahead towards Gorakshep After the lunch at Gorakshep, we walk to the Everest Base Camp, enjoy the view, take lots of pictures, selfies. Return back to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.

Meal

B/L/D

Accomodation

Lodge

Altitude

5365 m

Time

12 Hrs

Distance

17 km

Day
11

Gorakshep - Kala Pathar 5555 meters – Kathmandu

Very early morning wake up to go to the highest point of the trek, Kalapatthar – a magnificent view point to the world’s tallest Everest and several other mountains in the Himalayan range. It takes about Three hours to reach the top. After the sunrise, hike down to Gorakshep; have your breakfast later walk down to Lobuche or Pheriche and fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter. Later, in the evening, we go for a Nepali dinner with cultural show together and talk about the Everest Base Camp Heli Trip.

Meal

B/D

Altitude

5555 m

Day
12

Departure Day

You will be transferred to airport at your schedule for the final departure as today is the last day of our 12 Days Everest Base Camp Heli Trip.

Meal

B

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Includes

  • Pick up and drop off service on arrival and departure
  • All accommodation (Category options) on Bed and Breakfast service in Kathmandu
  • Simple lodges on the trek with all meals included, three cups of tea a day included
  • Kathmandu heritage monuments sightseeing with a city tour guide
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla by fixed wing airplane
  • An English speaking guide and necessary number of supporting staffs
  • Helicopter flight back to Kathmandu from near the base camp

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  • International air fare and travel insurance
  • Nepal visa fee (Payable upon arrival) 
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu; all sorts of drinks except mentioned in the included section
  • Kathmandu valley heritage monuments entry fees (approximately USD 20) on the sightseeing day
  • Tips and gratuities to Guides and supporting staffs
  • Any other expenses of personal nature or any other that is not mentioned in the included section

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