Grade

Easy

Group Size

1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)

Destination

Kathmandu, Nepal

Max Altitude

18,225 ft/5,555 m

Meals

Full Board During Trek

Accommodation

3-star & Tea House

Trip Style

Lodge Trek

Activity

Sightseeing and Trekking

$3,175 $2,765

*All Price are in USD*

Everest Trekking With Helicopter Tour – Trip Overview

What better way to see Mt Everest than in a helicopter ride? Everest Base Camp Heli Trek offers you a chance to trek in the famed Everest region but only for a few days in lower altitudes. This means the trek isn’t challenging and anyone can sign up for this. And the main twist or attraction of this trip is, a helicopter will pick you up from Namche Bazaar and take you to Everest over Khumbu Valley and GlacierEverest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. The tiring long daily walks to Everest are replaced by a comfortable ride on a helicopter that offers you bird’s eye views of the Everest region and up-close view of the Himalayan giants.

Trip Profile 

  • Explore the culturally rich World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley
  • Scenic mountain flights to and from Lukla
  • Trekking in the famed Everest region
  • Visiting Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Sherpas
  • Magnificent helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Glacier and Kalapatthar
  • Watching the world’s highest Mt Everest

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 02 – Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 03 – Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) – 3 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 04 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 5 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 05 – Acclimatization Hike around Namche Bazaar – 3 Hours. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 06 – Trek to Thame (3,800 m) and Return to Namche Bazaar – 5 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 07 – Scenic Helicopter Flight from Namche to Everest Base Camp/Kalapatthar to Lukla. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 08 – Fly Back to Kathmandu in the Morning. Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 09 – Depart from Nepal.

Accommodation

We will stay in a three-star hotel, located in Kathmandu and the tea house during hiking. All accommodations are shared by two people. Single room will be available based on the additional charge. The Himalayan Adventure Nepal will organize rooms with private bathrooms. However, tea houses in some places have only shared toilets. It’s easy to find individual rooms in Kathmandu and low trekking trails, but can be difficult to find at higher altitudes. We will try our best for your happiness and good health.

Meals

On our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese cuisine and the most common international cuisine (Tibet, continent, Italy, India, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served at the tea house or the house menu, where we will spend the night and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be served during the trek and at Kathmandu, only breakfast will be served. The hotel will also offer welcome and farewell dinner for guest.

Is it possible for me?

Everest Helicopter Tour is very luxury and comfortable as well as adventurous tour for those who are trying to explore Nepal within a short time. Here if you at prepared physically and mentally you can easily accomplish this treks you might even need to walk 8 to 9 hours each day. Walking in higher altitude is more physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we have good health with average physical fitness, positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. It will be better to have exercised and jogging regularly before embark on the trek to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience is preferred but no technical skill is required. It is important that we consult with our doctor before booking this trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform Himalayan Adventure Nepal before booking the trek.

Additional Information

HAN has provided all the information on its website. If you have any confusion please call us or email us anytime. We wish your happiness. Your happiness is our success.

  • Location
  • Grade
  • Days
    9
  • Nights
    8
  • Group Size
    1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)
  • Destination
    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Max Altitude
    18,225 ft/5,555 m
  • Meals
    Full Board During Trek
  • Accommodation
    3-star & Tea House
  • Trip Style
    Lodge Trek
  • Activity
    Sightseeing and Trekking
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    Trekking Equipment Checklist - View All

    • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.
    • Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
    • Deodorant.
    • Shampoo and conditioner
    • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
    • Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
    • If under any medication, enough stock ... View All
    Day 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)
    Our airport representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The representative will be displaying Himalaya Adventure Nepal signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Note: Either on Day 1 or Day 2, depending upon your arrival time, we will host a pre-trek meeting in our office or at the hotel and introduce you to your trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trek. We will also supply you with our duffel bag and cap. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.
    Day 2
    Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
    After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 8:30. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Visit the following heritage sites: Pashupatinath (World Heritage Site): Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. It is a square two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth which is famous all over the world. Boudhanath (World Heritage Site): Boudhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built in the 5th century. The stupa has four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims circumambulating the stupa spinning the prayer wheels. Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site): This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building. The rest of your time today in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel. Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast included.
    Day 3
    Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) – 3Hours
    The 35-minute flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport usually takes place early in the morning. We suggest you to make all the sorting and packing the day before, so there is no rush on Day 3. Once you reach Lukla, have your breakfast while our guide will make an arrangement of porters. We assign one porter to every two clients. Begin the trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where you join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunikharka (2,713 m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a short walk to Phakding. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast included.
    Day 4
    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 5 Hours
    Of the three days of trekking, today you will walk for the longest hours. After having breakfast, leave Phakding and head towards Namche Bazaar. Continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi and cross the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. During your uphill walk, if weather is clear enough, you will get your first view of Mount Everest. Continue climbing and you will reach Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa Capital. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast included.
    Day5
    Acclimatization Hike around Namche Bazaar – 3 Hours
    Trekkers and climbers who have arrived in Khumbu region spend time in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize to thinning air of the mountains. It’s exciting to be in this Sherpa town, which is a center of both commercial and cultural activities. During the first half of the day, your guide will take you for a hike around the Bazaar. Visit Sherpa Culture Museum and hike up to Syangboche Airstrip. In your walk, if weather is clear, you will be rewarded with magnificent views of mountains such as Kongde, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast included.
    Day 6
    Trek to Thame (3,800 m) and Return to Namche Bazaar – 5 Hours
    We have one more day of acclimatization before we fly to Everest Base Camp. Today we will take a day hike to a small traditional village called Thame which is located off the main trail to Everest. It will take us 5 hours to get there and return back to Namche. Thame was the childhood home of Tenzing Norgay, one of the first climbers of Everest, and was part of the ancient salt trading route between Tibet, Nepal and India. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast included.
    Day 7
    Scenic Helicopter Flight from Namche to Everest Base Camp/Kalapatthar to Lukla
    It is the most exciting day of this entire trip. From Namche, we will take a helicopter. You will go for a ride over the majestic Khumbu Valley. The heli sightseeing takes you over Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Glacier and Kalapatthar. You will see the Himalayan giants such as Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse and many others. The tour will stop at Lukla from where you will take a flight on the next day. Note: In the event the helicopter can’t be flown because of bad weather or any other technical reason, we will refund the cost of the helicopter ride which is valued at USD 250 per person. And to return back to Lukla, we will be trekking which takes about 6 hours. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast included.
    Day8
    Fly Back to Kathmandu in the Morning
    Today you will fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You might want to stay a little more in Nepal. If you are looking for extending your trip, there are options such as a visit to Chitwan National Park, known for wildlife viewing and to Pokhara, considered one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal. You can also extend your trip to Tibet, India or Bhutan. And, at the end of this day, we host a farewell dinner at a Nepali restaurant with cultural performances. Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast and farewell dinner included.
    Day 9
    Depart from Nepal
    The trip concludes. Our airport representative will drop you at Tribhuwan International Airport three hours before your flight time. Breakfast included.
    Cost Included
    • Airport picks up & drops by private vehicle
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle for city tour.
    • English Speaking city/mountain guide
    • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (3 nights)
    • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-sharing.
    • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) followed by cup of Tea/Coffee.
    • All permits and entrance fees along with governmental taxes
    • Official expense
    • Welcome dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with cultural program.
    • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight (round trip).
    • Namche Bazaar-Everest Base Camp-Lukla Helicopter sightseeing
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
    • All government and local taxes
    • Himalaya Adventure Nepal T-shirt, bag and Hat.
    • Farewell dinner
     
    Cost Not Included
    • Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks.
    • Items of a personal nature.
    • Tips for hostess and driver (Tipping is expected).
    • Travel insurance.
    • International airfare to and from Nepal
    • Nepal entry visa - you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (A tourist visa with multiple entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
    Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section  
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      Included
      During your trek what the things are included? Does the cost include full board meals and drinking water?  What is the ratio between trekker and porter? What safety back up on trek? Please kindly check the following inclusive and exclusive cost details of trip package:   Cost Includes   Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
      • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (2 nights).
      • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms (11 nights).
      • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
      • Local English-speaking trekking guide having licensed. An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
      • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
      • National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
      • Free HAN T shirt, bag and Hat.
      • Official expenses.
      • Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
      • Day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit as listed in itinerary.
      • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
      • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable
      • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
      • All government and local taxes
       
      Not Included
      • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. Depending on your budget, it may cost about USD 15 to USD 20 per person.
      • Travel Insurance (compulsory!), which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
      • International airfare and airport departure tax
      • Nepal entry visa - You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
      • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
      • Personal trekking equipment (click on the Equipment tab).
      • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected).
      • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.
      • Any extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary plan
      • Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control
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