Everest Base camp Heli Trek - 11 days

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Duration
11 days
Max. Elevation
5555m
Group size
1-20
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
All ground transportation & Domestic Flight,Helicopter 
Best Season
During spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November).
Accomodation
We will be staying 3 ***Hotel in Kathmandu and Normal Hotels during the Everest Base Camp Trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner in Kathmandu and all meal during the Everest Base Camp heli Trek.
Starts at
lukla
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
lukla-NamcheBazzar -Dingboche-Everest Base Camp Trek -Namche -Lukla -Kathmandu

Highlights

    Helicopter Tour is very common nowadays in Nepal. The terrain of Nepal has made it very difficult for some travelers to reach the desired destination. However, walking and getting firsthand experience of Nepal’s glorious places is completely satisfying. For most of the travelers’ continuous walking journey might be arduous. Therefore, Heli Trek concept is perfect as it has both walking and helicopter tour in one single package.

    • Everest Region Helicopter Tour
    • Everest Base Camp
    • Sunrise at Kalapathar
    • Sherpa Villages
    • Green Lush Forests & Rivers
    • Glaciers and Moraines
    • Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla
    • Suspension Bridges
    • Over 2 dozens of Mountain Vistas

Everest Heli Trek – Ultimate Khumbu Expedition”


Everes Base camp Heli Trek in Nepal is unique way of exploring entire Khumbu Region in one single trip. It is widely popular nowadays. We present the best itinerary which covers almost every popular region around Everest Base Camp Trek trail.
The journey of Everest Base camp Heli Trek never fails to instill the momentous travel tale of your lifetime. It has every aspect of traveling be it the adventure or be it the regal travel style.
Trekkers follow the similar itinerary as in Everest Base Camp Trek until they reach Everest Base Camp. After an amazing sunrise at Kalapathar trekkers return back to Lukla on a Helicopter via Gokyo Route. Therefore, every penny spent on this trip worth millions.
Both the natural (mountains, rivers, forests & hills) and cultural attractions (monasteries & Sherpa Villages) along with the helicopter tour make the trip sumptuous.

Trip Difficulty


The Everest Base camp Heli Trek is created to reduce the arduousness during the Everest Base Camp Trek. Every year thousands of trekkers need to be airlifted because of the altitude sickness or tiredness. However, the heli trek concept helps to reduce the chance of altitude sickness both physically and mentally.
Altitude sickness according to some experts is mental issue as well. If you are going on the high altitude places, you are mentally concerned about the level of oxygen. This itinerary allows trekkers trekker to take their time while ascending. The return trip is in the Helicopter so there won’t be rush to finish the trek within the stipulated time. Gradual ascend helps trekker to avoid excessive tiredness and allow them to have plenty of time to acclimatize.
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Difficulty level of Everest Base Camp Trek


The trail is moderate if planned well. Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks always knits the best itinerary for our valued clients. Our itinerary is prepared by the travel planners having 2 decades of experience in the field of Nepal Trekking. It ensures the high success rate.
Trekkers reach as high as 5545 m (Kalapathar) during the trek. The maximum change in the altitude is about 300 m – 450 m. Gradual ascent, sound planning and proper acclimatization activities make it worth trying without the fear of altitude sickness.
The trail after Lobuche is through rocky terrain and moraines which are difficult but other places are smooth. The trail is organized and has numerous amenities for the support of the trekkers. Therefore, the current status of the trail cannot be termed as difficult but it is moderate.

Accommodation and Meal


Everest region of Nepal is sumptuous. There are plethora of teahouses and lodges. As the number of trekkers in the region is high there are different styles of accommodation. One can get the varieties of the services according to the budget.
Until the trekkers reach the Tengboche there are high choices ranging from luxury to basic lodging. However, beyond Tengboche every trekker has to stay in the limited teahouses. As the altitude rise the lodging facility becomes more basic. However, there are new teahouses with attached bathroom and free internet which was earlier needed to pay.
Regarding the meals’ availability there are numerous menu choices. The agency however recommends you to have soupy and basic food along with plenty of water. There are various cuisines which you can order for the meal like continental, Chinese, local and Indian. Heed the instructions of the trekking guide while choosing the menu items as you might end up paying high for the food items which are cheaper in city areas. The places are inaccessible and all the food items need to be carried either by helicopter or mule. Therefore, it is expensive. The best solution is to book the full board package so that your agency takes care of everything.

Side Trips To Everest Base Camp Trek 


There are numerous trekking routes which you can add along with your Everest Base Camp Trekking. The most famous one is the Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Trek. It takes trekkers to the blue turquoise lake valley of Gokyo once you cross the Chola Pass which is in between Lobuche and Gokyo.
Everest Three High Passes Trek, Renjo La Trek, Amadablam Base Camp Trek and Everest View Trek are few examples of side trips which you can do.

Current Trail Condition


Trail condition of Everest Base Camp Trail is absolute. It is very organized and untainted. There is no road accessibility which has resulted in mystic walking adventure. Most of the trekking trails of Nepal is being destroyed by the haphazard planning and road constructions. The best example is the Annapurna Circuit Trek. However, the EBC Trek trail is still intact. The local government and people have not allowed the road to be constructed beyond Lukla. Therefore, it is the best untainted walking trail of Nepal.

Best Time to Visit Everest Base Camp Trek 


Nepal Trekking is possible throughout the year. However, the best window for the trekkers to visit Nepal for the walking holiday is spring and autumn season. During this season blooming flowers and clear make it fascinating for the trekkers.
Moreover, trekking is to have the perfect vista and clear weather. Months of March – May and September – November are relatively clearer. The chance of cancellation is very low. If you are planning to do the Everest Base Camp Trekking then these months are ideal choice. You can book the trekking according to your holiday plans though throughout the year.

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Important Note

Trip Itinerary

On arrival at airport Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage welcome you and transfer to you hotel.Evening welcome dinner with Nepali cultural dance show.Overnight at Hotel.

Wake up morning then heading to Airport for the 35 minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2804meters. After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sorts and loads our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m) it is a short walk to Phakding. Overnight at Guesthouse.

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar known as the Gateway to Everest is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail. Overnight at Guesthouse.


Relaxing day in Namche Bazaar.We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air, as well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Today we trek to Tengboche from Namche Bazaar.The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860 meters. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on how the day’s trekking went. Overnight at Guesthouse.


Wake up early in the moning then having breakfast then trek to Dingboche.From Tengboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Overnight at Guesthouse.


Today you can enjoy another day for acclimatization. We will have a trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley to get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, then return to Dingboche in the evening. Overnight at Guesthouse.


Having breakfast then heading to Lobuche.Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits.We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4910 meters at Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude. Overnight at Guesthouse.


Let’s experience the most adventurous day.Its a big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 meters, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night. Overnight at Guesthouse.


Wake up early in the morning then hike to Kalapatthar. Most of morning in this day is spent climbing Mt. KalaPatthar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5555meters. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848 meters, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then fly back to Kathmandu .


The journey within the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today! Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Trek We will transfer you airport as per your flight time

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Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop by a private vehicle
    • 2 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at (3* Hotel) with breakfast Welcome dinner or farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
    • Trekking permits, National Park entrance fee and TIMS (Trekkers Security Card) permits
    • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets and departure tax
    • Accommodations on a trek (Lodge/ Tea house)
    • 5 Hot showers (Attached bathroom) on a trek
    • All breakfast and 1 special dinners in Kathmandu
    • Three meals (Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast) a day during the trek
    • Purified drinking water (Medicated proof & safe)
    • Fresh fruits after every dinner (During the trek)
    • Licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
    • A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
    • Insurance of Guide and Porters
    • All required local tax and Gov tax
    • Down jackets and sleeping bags (Rental basis)
    • Official Trekking T- Shirt, Official duffel bag &Trekking Route Map (As a souvenir) Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage certificate (after completion the trek)
    • xi-meter: To check , heart rating and oxygen saturation to Everest Base Camp and return
    • First Aid Service (Basic)
    • Helicopter

Doesn't Include

    Nepal visa fee: Nepal entry visa : US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days
    • International Airfare
    • Entrance fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Any alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, boiled & mineral water, beverages etc during the trek.
    • Tips for trekking & other employed staffs.
    • Hot shower, battery charges (available in trek with extra cost or free in some lodges).
    • Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost includes items as above

Complimentary

    • Welcome and Farewell Dinner at Nepalese Style Cultural Restaurant
    • Shopping assistance around Thamel
    • Any kinds of secretarial and clerical works

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