Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is a less strenuous trek in the foothills of the Everest Region which began with the 30min thrilling and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport, the most extreme airport in the world. Afterward, you will begin to experience serenity and wilderness in Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The adventure seekers and keen photographers find this trip as one of the most stunning.
Next, you will arrive at Namche, the most popular tourist and trade hub in the Khumbu region, which is also called the Sherpa capital. The traditional Tibetan market, Sherpa cultural museum, Everest View Point, and the cuisines at modern hotels and restaurants will make you delighted at Namche Bazar. Later, you will hike to the Thame village and exploration of Tibetian Buddhism, monasteries, prayer flags fill your heart with peace and blessings. The serenity around Thame monastery will be an absolute refreshment for you to heal the pains of the walk. You will be back to the Namche Bazaar for the most popular and scenic helicopter flight to the base of the world’s highest mountain. The Heli tour in Everest base camp will be the adventure of a lifetime, a journey for those whose dreams fly higher than even the clouds. Miles away from cars, conveniences, and daily luxuries, you'll saturate your spirit in natural beauty and stretch your personal endurance beyond what you thought possible. Most importantly, hitting the most classical trekking trails hard, capturing an astonishing mountain panorama including the top of the world, Mt. Everest, and experiencing the Sherpa kingdom will be an experience for a lifetime.
Adventure Walk & Scenic Flight
Everest Base Camp Trek offers adventure, drama, and thrilling experiences during the whole trip. 30min scenic and dramatic flight from Kathmandu/Manthali to Luka- the world’s most extreme airport is the initial thrill for you. Hiking over the suspension bridges, steep up trails, gaining more than 600m altitudes every day, an encounter with yak and donkeys add more adventure to your trip.
Breakfast in Everest View Hotel
Everest Hotel holds the record of starting a hotel in the highest altitude 3,880m is the best attraction of Everest View Trek. It takes 2hr from Namche Bazaar to cherish the panoramic views of mountains, sherpa villages, stunning landscapes, and awe-inspiring terrain. Hot and tasty coffee with such a world-class view is a lifetime memory for travel lovers. Hiking to the Everest viewpoint and experiencing the panoramic views of pleasant snow-capped mountains, monasteries and stupas are the best moments for travel enthusiasts.
Helicopter Flight over Khumbu Region
Trekking along with helicopter flight in the Everest region is a dream come true package for those who are willing to explore and encounter the world-class view including stunning aerial views of awe-inspiring mountains. You will be amazed by the exquisite aerial views of lakes, rivers, Sherpa villages, icefalls, glaciers, Kala Patthar, and the base camp itself. Helicopter flight in the Everest region is always taken as the most fascinating and popular aerial tour in the world.
The helicopter will drop you at the Lukla Airport for further transfer to Kathmandu through the normal flight. In this Everest Heli Trek, Luxury Holidays Nepal offers you the best accommodation and private luxury transportation throughout the journey. If you are looking for other similar treks in the Everest Region, Everest Base Camp 14 Days Trek, Everest Three High Pass Trek, Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trek, Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek, Luxury Everest View Trek, and many more exciting packages for Everest Region Trekking. Along the journey, you will relish the wonderful trek, support the local economy, explore your hidden strength, and make both friends and memories that will last for a lifetime. If you require a customized trip, please contact us.
A representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick you up from the airport as soon as you arrive and take you to the hotel as per the booked itinerary. After a few hours of rest in the hotel, the representative of LHN and the Tour and trek guide will meet you and describe the whole trip how it will be going. Interact with the Representatives and Guides so you become more prepared for the trip! However, if you arrive late at night the meeting will be held the next day after the Kathmandu city Tour. At the meeting, we fulfill all remaining booking and payment processes as well. For the verification, Tourist Infomation, and documentation process, we required a Copy of the Passport, PP Size Photos 3 pics, and a copy of traveler insurance. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, our sightseeing trip will start. We will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for our sightseeing tour. We will visit the following sites.
Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site):You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site): Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa:Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with 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 from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site): Patan Durbar Square - located in central of city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts. Overnight in Kathmandu.
For Lukla flight from Manthali: Wake up around 2-3 am, drive to Manthali by shared tourist vehicle for about 4 to 5 hours, and fly to Lukla (20 minutes); Applicable for the peak trekking month of March to May and October to November.
For Lukla flight from Kathmandu: Wake up around 5 am and drive to the domestic airport in Kathmandu for about 20 minutes and fly to Lukla (30 minutes). Applicable for the remaining months (June-September and December-February).
This flight will provide us with an extraordinary view of stunning mountain ranges and splendid mountain landscapes. After arriving at Lukla, our guide will give you brief details about the first day's trek, introduced with our assistants (porters) at the same time, we will take our first mountain meal as breakfast in Lukla. Kick-off your first-day trekking with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village, until we arrive in Phakding. One the way, we might encounter Dzho, Donkeys, and Yaks and we will pass all the rhododendron forest and few mini villages. Since Phakding is a small village and rustic settlement is located in the Bank of Dudh Koshi river, we need to descend down from Lukla.
Overnight in Phakding.
Normally, We take breakfast around 7:30 am to 8 am. Then, like the previous day, we will keep continuing trekking on the bank of the Dudh Koshi river and cross the numerous thrilling suspension bridges, green and blue pine trees, rhododendron bushes, and juniper tree forest. Numerous Chortens, prayer flags, and small stupas which correspond to Buddhism make our trekking more spiritual and peaceful. After walking two hours slightly steep up from Phakding, we will reach a small village Monjo, which is an entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We will get the NP permit from the check post and stay in Jhorsalle for lunch. From here, 45min easy hike until the longest suspension bridge “ Hilary Bridge”. It's a junction of the Dudh Koshi and Bhotekoshi, from here it’s tough uphill until Namche. But, at the end of the day, you will be rewarded with the beautiful sherpa capital, many skies dominating mountains, and the first sight of Everest in its majesty. Overnight stay in the Everest region’s most classy and fancy town.
As we are heading towards higher altitude, our body needs to adapt to the Himalayan atmosphere and climate. So, we let our bodies acclimatize to the mountain environment. Thankfully, Namche has many things to explore since it's the capital of the Everest region and home of the sherpas. On this day, we will hike to Everest View Point, and later we will explore the Everest View Hotel. This hotel is regarded as the highest star hotel in the world, which lies at a 3880m altitude. The moment will be so precious when we will take our coffee/tea and Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and numerous mountains will be in front of us to cheer us. Many other beautiful mountains like Thamserku, Kongde, Kusum Kanguru, and Nuptse can be easily explored from this place. Short visit to the Sherpa museum to learn more about the vibrant Sherpa culture and tradition. The National Park museum offers information about Everest and related mountains, which lies just near the Sherpa Museum. There is a small Airport- Syangboche Airport, at the head of Namche Bazaar, from where you can also capture beautiful pictures of Namche. Later, when we return back to the main town, we can explore the good restaurants, coffee shops for more varieties of food.
We have one day additional in Namche before we fly to Everest Base Camp via helicopter. On this day, we will hike to the small traditional sherpa village called Thame, which lies in the west of Namche. It will take normally, 4-5 hr to reach there and after exploring this beautiful village, we will come back to Namche for the accommodation.
This village offers stunning views of Khumbu valley, the alpine forest, and a stunning view of Mt. Kongde and Thamserku. This village was the childhood home of Tenzing Norge Sherpa, one of the first climbers of Mt. Everest. This village is also an important part of the ancient salt trading route between Tibet, Nepal, and India. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
This is the most exciting day of this entire trip. From Namche, we will fly by helicopter towards Everest Base Camp and you will be amazed by the fascinating view of Khumbu valley, sherpaland, and stunning mountains. The helicopter will take you and fly over the Khumbu valley, Khumbu glaciers, Everest base camp, and Kalapatthar. After some time, the helicopter will drop you at the Lukla. This helicopter tour normally takes 30-45min depending upon weather condition and number of passengers. From Lukla, we will take the normal flight to come back to Kathmandu.
Our trek comes to an end today. As we take our early breakfast in Lukla and we will depart to the most extreme airport which lies nearby to our hotel. According to our flight schedule, we will get ready and leave the hotel. Enjoy the last glimpse of mountains and big hills from your window makes your final day in the mountains more cheerful. Enjoy the 35m scenic flight from Lukla to Namche and our guide will drop you at the hotel. The rest of the time, you can explore yourself. Overnight stays in Kathmandu.
After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.
After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.
The Everest base camp trip is a fairly challenging journey. It is moderately long trekking which goes into the country's most elevated mountain. So travelers require more energy and the trip is actually tiring which includes 5-8 hrs. (approx.) of walking per day on the rocky edges. It doesn't require previous experience, but you must be physically healthy and better if you do regular exercise. If you love walking at high altitude, then this trip is for you.
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides accommodation in the 3 Star category hotels in Kathmandu (Timber House or similar) and standard Lodge ( Tea House or Guesthouse) throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket, and pillows. Every teahouse/lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. We will provide you and your group at the lodge which is locally available every day (In some places rooms cannot be booked in advance). If you want the luxury accommodation of 4/5 stars in Kathmandu then contact us for cost detail.
Food on the way (Journey):
Your meals aren't comprised of our price. Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trailing in the local lodge. But breakfast is included in your packages. The lunches and dinners are not included in Kathmandu and in Trekking days, which cost from USD 3 to USD 7 depending on meal items and restaurant category.
Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you a private luxury vehicle for airport transferal, sightseeing tour, and flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu and helicopter flight from Kalapather to lukla.
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage is carried and moved by the porters. You should carry a water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag that will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15kg and for more weight, you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.
Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.
Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).
You can get a visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy.
Tourist Visa Fee Details
Updated Tourist Visa Fees
15 Days (Multiple Entry)
30 Days (Multiple Entry)
90 Days (Multiple Entry)
Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)
USD 3 per day
Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)
Additional USD 25
Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration)
Late fee USD 5 per day
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Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com
They usually have good offers. For more details: (See the international flights page)
When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel.
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at [email protected]
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.
Currencies accepted in Nepal:
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both VISA and in general. There are plenty of ATMs in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
We advise you to visit your doctor at least 60 days earlier before beginning your journey to Everest Base Camp. Altitude sickness (AMS) is the main health issue. You may feel mild altitude sickness like nausea, lethargy, and headache but they will get less in a couple of days or. To be protected from (AMS) you can take Diamox pills or you can consult the doctor and use medicine as referred and purchase them from Kathmandu. Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for (AMS) and other basic medicine, but we suggest you carry your own medicine. We recommend you to take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever, and nausea.
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan, and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Annapurna trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is from USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.
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During the trip; weather, local politics, transport, or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.