Everest Base Camp Heli Trek - 9 Days

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.

Highlights of Everest Heli Trek

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. 

More Highlights of Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, and Boudhanath Stupa. 
  • Exploration of diverse exotic flora and fauna in UNESCO World Heritage Site- Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Trek with the beautiful mountain animals like Yak, Donkeys, Horses, and Dzho. 
  • Experiencing Tibetian Buddhism and it’s correspondence while trekking in the Everest Region. 
  • Rich sherpa culture, traditions, and practices 
  • Amazing landscapes and picturesque scenery all around the trekking. 
  • Exploration of beautiful ancient and biggest sherpa villages like Thame and Namche. 
  • Exploration of Sherpa museum and national park museum in Namche Bazaar. 
  • Helicopter flight over Everest base camp, Kala Patthar, and Khumbu region. 
  • Panoramic views of the world’s highest mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Pumori, and numerous neighboring mountains. 

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.

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN145
  • Duration9 Days
  • Pricefrom US$2198 / person
  • GradeNA
  • DestinationNepal
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and Pre-trip meeting.

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.

  • Accommodation: Timber House Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 1,300 m/4,265 ft

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What's Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private luxury vehicle
  • Accommodation in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Timber House Nepal or similar) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • All accommodations in standard lodges during the treks including breakfast
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Helicopter Flight from Namche to Everest base camp/Kalapatthar to Lukla.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with private luxury vehicles
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide and porters
  • Staff costs, including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • City sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal’s trekking bag/duffel bag, T-shirt and trekking map.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits
  • Medical kit
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

What's Excluded

  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu and in trekking days
  • Personal expenses.

Trip Map

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek - 9 Days Trip Map

Cost included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private luxury vehicle
  • Accommodation in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Timber House Nepal or similar) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • All accommodations in standard lodges during the treks including breakfast
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Helicopter Flight from Namche to Everest base camp/Kalapatthar to Lukla.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with private luxury vehicles
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide and porters
  • Staff costs, including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • City sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal’s trekking bag/duffel bag, T-shirt and trekking map.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits
  • Medical kit
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu and in trekking days
  • Personal expenses.

Trekking Grade:
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.

Accommodation
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.

Luggage:
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.

Vouchers:
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).

Visa:
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

Days

Updated Tourist Visa Fees

15 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 30

30 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 50

90 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 125

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.comwww.kayak.comwww.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.

Health Issues:
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.

Insurance/Evacuation: 
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)

Trip Extensions
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to IndiaBhutan, and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Annapurna trekLangtang TrekManaslu TrekBunjee JumpingRaftingPeak ClimbingTours, etc.

Tips:
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.

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