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    Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla

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    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Duration
      12 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
      Tour and Trek
    • Accommodation
      3 star Standard Hotel in cities & Standard Guest House during the trekking
    • Meals
      Bed and Breakfast Plan (BB Plan)
    • Vehicle
      Private Luxury Tourist Vehicles, Aeroplane and Helicopter
    • Max. People
    Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to LuklaMap
    • StartsKathmandu, Nepal
    • EndsKathmandu, Nepal

    About - Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla

    Nothing compares to flying over the Himalayas with an Everest base camp walk and a helicopter trip to Lukla, followed by a superb breakfast at the Everest View Hotel. This great opportunity to discover the magnificence of the Khumbu region from both a trekking and aerial perspective is provided by a 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter fly from Kalapatthar to Lukla. This tour allows trekkers to immerse themselves in the ambiance of the mountains while being comfortable. This tour is one of the most practical and comfortable ways to experience the mountain peaks, Sherpa culture, and rare flora and fauna. If you want a lifelong experience where mountains are presented on a grand scale via an eagle’s eye view, then you really need to book this trip for a wonderful experience.

    Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapatthar to Lukla offers you two distinct experiences: trekking to the base of the world’s highest mountain and a magnificent helicopter flight from the most beautiful and famous viewpoint Kalapatthar. This 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. You will be surprised by the delicious breakfast in the Everest view hotel, where you will be experiencing the panoramic views of mountains and monasteries.

    Major Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla

    Adventure, Thrilling, and Scenic Flight

    During the EBC Trek with Helicopter Flight from Kalapatthar, there are countless adventures, dramas, and thrilling encounters. The first excitement for you will be a 30-minute scenic and dramatic trip from Kathmandu to Luka, the world's most intense airport. Hiking over suspension bridges, steep uphill slopes, daily height gains of over 600 meters, and encounters with yaks and donkeys all add to the adventure of your trip. Trekking to the world's most famous viewpoint and flying back to Luka via helicopter, allowing you to see everything from

    Sherpa Culture and Tibetian Buddhism

    Everest region is the home of the Sherpa people and their practices, tradition, and uniqueness are simply the best things to explore on this trip. Prayers flags, stone walls, monasteries, chortens, mani walls, and small stupas are the correspondence of living Tibetan Buddhism. You will encounter the oldest and most popular Buddhist monastery in Tengboche and getting a blessing from the Lama Rinpoche adds more spiritual energy to your trip.

    Scenic View of World’s Highest Mountains

    Everest Region is the home of the mountains, where you will find more than 300+ peaks above 6,000m altitude. There are four mountains above 8,000m including the world’s highest mountain - Mt. Everest along with Lhotse, Makalu and Cho-Oyu can be easily experienced in the Everest region. Besides this, Ama Dabla is considered the most iconic mountain in the world, which is the major attraction of this trek. Thamserku, Kongde, Pumori, Nuptse, and numerous mountains provide additional beauty in your picture.  

    Helicopter Flight from Kalapatthar to Lukla

    The main draw about this trip is that you'll climb to the world's most famous Everest base camp and then fly back to Lukla. People usually go down the same trail, seeing the same vistas, floras, and faunas. The diverse mountain wildlife in Sagarmatha National Parks, on the other hand, is always awe-inspiring. The best time of your life is when you take a helicopter trip from Kalapatthar and see the spectacular vistas of mountains, glaciers, villages, paths, and landscapes. Both your breath and blood will be suspended for a few seconds as you fly just above the mountain peaks, and you will experience the sublime. If you're considering a vacation to Nepal, this is a 'Must Do Trip.' And this trip will not let you down for sure.

    More Highlights Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla

    • Delicious breakfast in Everest View Hotel with a world-class panoramic mountain view.  
    • Hiking through the alpine forest in Sagarmatha National park.
    • Breathtaking views of mountains from Everest View Point.
    • Acclimatization in the famous sherpa capital - Namche Bazaar.
    • Sagarmatha National Park and its diverse flora and fauna.
    • Trek up to 5,545m, Kalapatthar Point
    • Trek to the world’s most famous Everest Base Camp
    • Breathtaking views of mountains, hills, and magical landscapes.
    • Exploration of Tengboche monastery
    • Experience of Sherpa culture, traditions, and practices.

    You will be using normal teahouse accommodation during the trekking days in the mountain. During peak season ( Autumn- Sep-Nov) and (Spring- March-May) the teahouses and the trail are crowded. Since Autumn and Spring is the best season or best time of the year to trek to Everest Base Camp. However, Luxury Holidays Nepal's experienced and professional team is always there to ensure your safety and luxury all around the year. We offer a farewell cultural dinner at the end of the trip.

    Along the journey, you will relish the wonderful trek, support the local economy, explore your hidden strengths, and make both friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

    Best time for Everest Trekking

    The best timeframe for Everest is the time between April and June. During this timeframe, the weather conditions are more clear and more apparent, and the biodiversity of the Everest district becomes animated, it's when nature shines up. The thick timberland around the locale is vivid, waking down those trails during such a timeframe is a snapshot of the experience. The Spring and Autumn are extensively hotter than winter and the greater part of the journeying is probably going to happen during this timeframe.

    If you are looking for other similar treks in the Everest Region, Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Lakes, Everest Base Camp Trek, Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek, Luxury Everest Base Camp Heli Trek - 9 Days, and many more exciting packages for Everest Region. 

    For the Complete Guide to Everest Base Camp Trek, please click here.

    If you need any further information, please contact us.

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    Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla Itinerary

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    What's Included

      All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport and hotel transfers
      Two nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Holy Himalaya) 
    • PERMITS:
      All necessary paper works: Sagarmatha National Park permit, Tims Card, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry permit, and fees.
      Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
      Luxury Holidays Nepal’s duffel, sleeping bag, T-shirt and trekking map - if necessary
      Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and while returning Lukla - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
      Helicopter Flight from Kalapatthar to Lukla
      All ground transportation in a comfortable private luxury vehicle as per the itinerary
    • LUGGAGE:
      Up to 15 Kg per member as personal baggage during the trek to be carried by porters.
      Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek with breakfast
    • GUIDE:
      Government-licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek.
    • PORTER:
      Porters as required (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter) to and from Basecamp.
      All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
      Comprehensive medical kit.
      Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
      All government taxes and official expenses.

    What's Excluded

      International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
      Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
      Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu and in trekking days
      Optional Add-on for Meals and Hotel upgrades in Kathmandu and in trekking
      Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking, domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
      Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high-altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.)
      Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages.
      Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical kits, and all kinds of Personal Trekking Gear.
      Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
    • FILMING:
      Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
      Please contact us
    • Group and Family Discounts
      Please contact us or send us an email at [email protected]
      Not included during the trek.
    • TIPS:
      Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected).
    • EXTRA:
      Any other services, activities or personal expenses, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and other items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

    For the complete Nepal Travel Guide, please click here.

    Dates & Availability

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      Mr. Pedro Matos
      Canada, Toronto

      Unforgettable Moment

      What a trip!!! For our 7-year anniversary, I and my wife did the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour with Luxury Holidays Nepal. We absolutely loved our  Everest helicopter tour. The company offered a good price and information. The timing was perfect and the Scenery was stunning each moment. The breakfast, that we were provided in Everest View Hotel was all appetizing and content  Everyone at the agency was kind and professional. It was the best tour experience that we had and we would give LHN two thumbs up!

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      Mr. Ryan Adams
      United States of America (the), Dallas

      Excellent choice for our Everest Helicopter Tour

      Luxury Holidays Nepal was an excellent choice for our Everest Helicopter Tour. We had the most incredible Heli Tour. From the beginning, the company was very reliable in answering questions and his responsiveness was exceptional. We flew to Everest Base Camp with Family. Our Pilot was very knowledgeable, helpful, and polite. The Himalayan views, glaciers, and panorama from Kalapathher were really wonderful. The quality of service we received from LHN was excellent. The mountains and views are truly magical. Highly recommend booking a Heli tour with Luxury Holidays Nepal.

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      Ms. Ciny Zhu
      Australia, Perth

      LHN made our trip so easy, simple, and enjoyable

      LHN made our trip so easy, simple, and enjoyable. We landed at Kathmandu Airport. Rajan welcomed us and took us to the hotel. The hotel in Kathmandu was very good and comfortable. The next day we went to see all the famous places around Kathmandu. The sightseeing tour in Kathmandu organized by Ram Hari was very interesting and the guide was polite, helpful, and well educated. After we visited Kathmandu city, we went on an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. On the Heli tour, we saw many beautiful natural mountains and we were very lucky to see such an amazing view. We were very satisfied with their service and were given information about the journey.  It was an unforgettable trip in my entire life. I highly recommend Luxury holiday Nepal and join this company for further holidays.

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    Essential Information

    Trekking Grade for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla:
    The Everest base camp trip is a fairly challenging journey. It is moderately long trekking that 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 altitudes, then this trip is for you. (Click here for more information)

    Accommodation During Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla: 
    Luxury Holidays Nepal provides accommodation in the 3-Star category hotels in Kathmandu (Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar) and standard Lodges throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket, and pillows. If you want luxury accommodation of 4/5 stars in Kathmandu and luxury lodges during trekking, please contact us for cost detail.

    Foods during Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla: 
    Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trailing in the local lodge. Lunch and Dinner are not included during the trekking and breakfast is included throughout the trip.

    To learn more about food in Everest Region, please click here.

    Drinking Water during Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla
    The water quality in Nepal isn’t the greatest so it is better to use a water filtration or purification tablet. You can also drink boiled water if you like. Make sure to drink a lot of water during the trekking as your body requires more at a higher altitude. (Click here for more information)

    Transportation and Flights on Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla: 
    Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you a private vehicle for an airport transfer, sightseeing tours, and flights from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. Helicopter Flight from Kalapatthar to Lukla

    Luggage during Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar 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 Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla: 
    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. (Click here to see the Guide Profiles

    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).

    Nepal Visa for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla:
    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.

    On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points
    15 Days – 30 USD
    30 Days – 50 USD
    90 Days – 125 USD

    For more details please click here.

    Book your international flight for Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla:
    If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.,,
    They usually have good offers.

    When and where should you arrive for Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla?
    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 [email protected]
    After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

    Currencies accepted during Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla: 
    There is good access to ATMs anywhere in most city areas, however, you will find it hard in rural areas. Different banks have their maximum withdrawal amount limit. Most hotels, restaurants, airlines, and travel agents accept cards as well. It is more important to have enough cash as there will be very limited or no ATM access in trekking areas and also some reserve cash for emergencies. USD is selectively acceptable in Nepal but still, you need to make sure you have Nepalese currency on hand during the trekking. (Click here for more information)

    Nepal is a heaven for adventures and is comparatively a safe destination for those adventures. There is a low rate of serious crime however you should still take sensible safety measures. Keep an eye on pick-pocketers and snatchers in buses and tourist areas. You can avoid walking with a large amount of cash on your own. Always let your guide know if you’re going out during the trip. (Click here for more information)

    Internet and SIM Card on Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla:
    Most cities have extensive access to the internet, also hotels, restaurants, and cafes that offer free WIFI. But outside the cities, in the remote trekking areas, it’s fair to non-existent. You can easily purchase a SIM card at an affordable cost. You can use the data package using the SIM card as well. (Click here for more information)

    Vaccinations & Immunization for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla:
    Before traveling to Nepal, please consult your travel clinic for updated information on vaccinations and immunizations. The commonly recommended vaccinations are Chickenpox, Diphtheria-Tetanus, Polio, Shingles, Covid-19, Hepatitis A & B, Encephalitis, Malaria, Measles, Rabies, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever. (Click here for more information)

    Health Issues for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla:
    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 sicknesses like nausea, lethargy, and headache but they will get less in a couple of days. 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. For 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 take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever, and nausea.

    Insurance/Evacuation and Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla
    We do not hope that there may arise any serious problems for you in your journey, but if you get caught by a 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 during the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance that 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 India, Bhutan, and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like the Annapurna trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.

    Tipping for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla
    There is no significant rule about tipping your guide or porter but it has been more common in Nepal. It is on you to decide whether to thank the guide and porter with tips or not. But in most cases, guides and porters expect tips from you though they don’t ask for tips verbally.

    To See 10 Tips for Successful Trek to Everest Region, please click here.

    For more information about Nepal, please click here.

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