Short Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek with Helicopter Flight is a less strenuous trek in the foothills of the world’s highest mountains, which normally starts from 30min dramatic flight to the world’s extreme airport - Lukla Airport. This special short trek offers panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and many more stunning neighboring mountains along with awe-inspiring valleys and astonishing sherpa villages. Not only mountains but, this trek offers rich sherpa culture, tradition, practices, Tibetan Buddhism, and exotic flora and fauna. The picturesque landscapes, monasteries, magical snow-capped mountains, rich cultures, and diverse flora and fauna are the major attractions of this region.
The trip began with an excursion of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square. The next day, you will fly to the world’s most extreme airport Lukla and trek through the mountain sherpa village, alone forest, and bank of Dudh Koshi river and stay at Phakding village. You will follow the amazing glacial river until you reach the most exciting Sherpa Town - Namche Bazaar. Then you will climb to the Everest View Hotel and witness the first glimpse of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and numerous amazing snowy mountains. Everest View Hotel is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest located hotel in the world. From all of the hotel’s windows, you can get views of Mount Everest and other peaks. It is a great place to stay and take in the beauty of the region. Then, return to Namche Bazaar. At Namche Bazaar you will explore the Traditional Tibetan market, luxury restaurants, souvenir shops, Sherpa Cultural Museum, and many more.
5-Star Accommodation & Luxury Service
The best thing about our luxury packages is five-star accommodations in cities, luxury transportation, facilities on hand as you want, varieties of food and comfortable and best services in trekking. Reaching to the best show-stopping viewpoints, admiring the Himalayan beauties, rejuvenating physically and mentally, and all these with luxuries! Yes with luxuries. Some travelers don’t want to compromise with their comfort. Luxury trekking is the best way of experiencing nature and the culture that has blessed Nepal.
Dramatic and Scenic Helicopter Flight
Short Everest View Trek with Helicopter Flight in Everest Base camp is the best option to explore the most adventurous trip in the lap of the Himalayas. This tour will offer a 40min thrilling and dramatic flight to the world’s most dangerous airport - Lukla Airport. This trip also provides the picturesque and scenic helicopter flight to the base of the world’s highest mountains, Kala Patthar, and flies over the magical active mountain glaciers and icefalls.
To guarantee topmost luxury accommodation throughout this trip, we offer 5-star accommodation in Kathmandu for three nights and the best quality luxury lodges and hotels in the mountain during the trekking days. With the best services, flexible itineraries, and goo taken care of, we guaranteed to make your trekking amazing and lifelong memories. So, let’s explore the glories of the Everest region’s diverse biodiversity, stunning hilltops, amazing sherpa culture, and its essence along with amazing snow-capped mountain views that are breathtaking and a lifetime memory for the travel enthusiasts. If you require a customized trip, please contact us.
After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. In the evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. 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.
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 trees 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.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
After breakfast starts your trek to Everest View Hotel. It lies just a few minutes away from Namche Bazaar. It is in fact, Everest View Hotel is listed in the Guinness’ Book of World Records as the highest located hotel in the world. From all of the hotel’s windows, you can get views of Mount Everest and other peaks. It is a great place to stay and take in the beauty of the region.
Overnight at the Everest View Hotel.
After a breakfast helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp. Landing at the Everest Base Camp for 15 minutes. Free time to enjoy the Himalayan scenery with the views of Mount Everest and several other mountains and fly back to Lukla.
Overnight in Lukla.
You catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after your long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, you can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If you want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, you may do that day. Your guides can help you with both souvenir shopping. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of your journey.
Overnight 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.
Luxury Holidays Nepal will provide you 5-star hotels in Kathmandu and the highest available standard Lodges and Guesthouses accommodation during the trek. (We provide accommodation at Yeti Mountain Home, Everest View Hotel, Everest Summit Lodge and Hotel Namche with attached toilet bathroom facilities.
Food on the way (Journey):
Your breakfast is included in Kathmandu and all meals during trekking. Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trial in the local lodge.
Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you a private vehicle for airport transfer and flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. Helicopter flight from Everest View Hotel to Everest Base Camp/Kalapathher to Lukla.
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage are 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 which 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.
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 link). 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).
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.
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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Currencies accepted in Nepal:
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visas 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 do not hope that there may arise any serious problem 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 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 the Annapurna trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to 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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1. Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have extra days then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Luxury Holidays Nepal upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.
In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitations. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you with accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of a flight delay/cancellation after finishing the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transportation, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
2. 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.