Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla

Nothing can beat the experience of flying over the Everest Himalayas with Everest base camp trek and helicopter flight to Lukla with a delicious breakfast in Everest View Hotel. 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapatthar to Lukla provides this beautiful opportunity to explore the beauty of the Khumbu region from both trekking and aerial view. This trip offers trekkers a chance to really take in the ambiance of the mountains in a comfortable setting. This trip is one of the most convenient, and comfortable ways to enjoy the mountain peaks, Sherpa culture, and exotic 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 the 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 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 with the delicious breakfast in Everest view hotel, where you will be experiencing the panoramic views of mountains and monasteries. 

Highlights of Trip

Adventure, Thrilling, and Scenic Flight 

EBC Trek with Helicopter Flight from Kalapatthaer offers numerous adventure, drama, and thrilling experiences during the whole trip. 30min scenic and dramatic flight from Kathmandu 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 fun to your trip. Hiking to the world’s most famous viewpoint and fly back to Luka via helicopter and experience all the way from aerial view is the additional pleasure of this trip. 

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 Tibetian 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 beautiful part of this trip is, you’ll hike to the world’s most renowned Everest base camp back to Lukla by helicopter. Normally, people descend down along the same trail witnessing the same views, floras, and faunas. However, the exotic mountain wildlife in Sagarmatha National parks are always astonishing. When you get a ride in a helicopter from Kalapatthar and witnessing the majestic views of mountains, glaciers, villages, trails, and landscapes are the best moments of life. At the very moment of your flight just above the mountain peaks,  both your breath and blood will be suspended for a few seconds and you will experience the divine. This is ‘A Must Do Trip’ when you are planning for a trip to Nepal. 

More Highlights 

  • Delicious breakfast in Everest View Hotel with a wold class panoramic mountain views.   
  • 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 upto 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. If you want some other options for Everest Base Camp Trek, you can also go with this package for the Everest Experience as a Short EBC trek by helicopter and a Luxury EBC trek.

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.

If you require a customized trip, please contact us or read our complete guide for the Everest Base Camp trek. 

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN146
  • Duration12 Days
  • Pricefrom US$2398 / person
  • GradeModerate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax01-20 pax
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival at 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 (Timber House or similar) on twin/double sharing basis with bed and breakfast plan
  • All accommodations in Guesthouses or lodges during the treks as per the itinerary on a twin/double sharing bed basis
  • All standard meals during the trek
  • Champagne Breakfast in Everest View Hotel (On day 10)
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private luxury vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Helicopter Flight from Kalapathar to Everest View Hotel and back to Lukla.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Necessary porter
  • Staff costs, including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal’s duffel, sleeping bag, T-shirt and trekking map.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • First Aid Kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

What's Excluded

Trip Map

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla Trip Map

Cost included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private luxury vehicle
  • Accommodation in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Timber House or similar) on twin/double sharing basis with bed and breakfast plan
  • All accommodations in Guesthouses or lodges during the treks as per the itinerary on a twin/double sharing bed basis
  • All standard meals during the trek
  • Champagne Breakfast in Everest View Hotel (On day 10)
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private luxury vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Helicopter Flight from Kalapathar to Everest View Hotel and back to Lukla.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Necessary porter
  • Staff costs, including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal’s duffel, sleeping bag, T-shirt and trekking map.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • First Aid Kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Cost Exclude

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
05 December, 2021 16 December, 2021 Us $2398 Available
19 December, 2021 30 December, 2021 Us $2398 Available

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Rated 5 based on 5 reviews

Unforgettable experience!

Unforgettable experience!

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Well organized trek. We are happy with our Everest Base Camp Trek through LHNl.What an amazing trip. It was a great experience and became successful with the help of such lovely people. This region is really rich in diversity, ethnic groups, and culture. The Himalayan views from Everest Base Camp are really awesome. The trek itself is beautiful. But, The guide explaining things about the local life and villages on the way made it even better. We made unforgettable memories in Nepal.  Everything was perfect and according to the itinerary! Would surely recommend LHN.

, Spain

Best Travel Agency In Nepal

Best Travel Agency In Nepal

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It was a great pleasure to travel with Luxury Holidays Nepal. The 12 Days trek to EBC was amazing. The services were beyond my expectation and accommodations were very comfortable even at such altitude. The views were outstanding. Our guide Ram Lamichhane and porter Dipesh did a great job. And finally, we realize without them we could not manage our trip. They choose a good lodge and food during the trek. From arrival to departure, every aspect of the trip was so smooth and thoughtfully orchestrated. On the whole, it was a memorable and wonderful experience for us.

, Germany

Satisfied with LHN

Satisfied with LHN

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My partner and I traveled to Everest Base Camp in December of 2019. They provided excellent service and everything was well organized. We had a great time and an unforgettable trip to Nepal. Luxury Holidays Nepal organized everything from the first pick up at Kathmandu airport to the final drop-off for our departure. Our trip was full of laughter and incredible experiences.  In the mountains, we’ve never seen views like it. Accommodation and food were excellent considering the locations on the trek. An excellent trip, looking forward to another with LHN.

, Australia

Well-organized trek!

Well-organized trek!

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This was one of the greatest experiences of my life! from start to finish, the staff were amazing and answered all of my questions. I and my five friends did the Everest Base Camp Trek in October of 2019. We had a great experience. Communication was very smooth and efficient during the planning period. It was a wonderful time of year to experience the mountains in winter. We learned so much about trekking and Sherpas culture during the trek. We were provided with good food, comfortable accommodation, and excellent guidance. Everything was first class. It was our best decision to choose Luxury Holidays Nepal as a travel company.

, Canada

Fantastic country, Amazing people

Fantastic country, Amazing people

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We did “Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla” in march of 2019, and it was honestly one of the best experiences we have ever had. The quality of the equipment LHN provided us was first class. My Guide Dharel was friendly and had knowledge of sherpas culture. Dharel made the trek fun and my Porter Anil was also very helpful and always ready to help in every step of the trek. We had the most amazing trip in a lifetime. Every detail was covered by LHN and we felt very comfortable. The place - the people - the hotels- the food - everything was amazing. We will definitely come back for another adventure with LHN.

, Canada

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 all meals are included during the trek. Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trailing in the local lodge. The lunches and dinners are not included in Kathmandu, 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 Everest View Hotel and back 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

For more details please click here.

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 [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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