- A golden opportunity to witness the tranquil green valleys, geographical variation, green hills, rivers and streams, snowy lakes, glaciers
- Explore traditional Sherpa villages & experience their culture, traditions & hospitality
- Exploring the world’s highest base camp, Everest Base Camp
- Majestic sight from the view-point of Kalapatthar
- Pass through 3 high passes of Kongma-la, Cho-la and Renjo-la
- One of the most famed and revered monastery of the Everest Region- the Tengboche Monastery
The Everest Heli Tour is one of the most scintillating helicopter tours to Mount Everest. Away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, our heli tour offers a fresh and tranquil Himalayan environment. Upon your arrival in Lukla, you can enjoy the green lush hills and the distant views of the mountains.
In a perpetual camaraderie with the Himalayas, The Everest Heli Tour takes you through many famous Sherpa villages of not only Namche Bazaar, but also settlements like Tengboche and Dingboche.
Hovering in ‘Eurocopter B3E single engine’, you’ll be flying up the valleys of the Khumbu region surrounded by snowcapped Himalayan peaks along with some of the highest mountains in the world, the view from the vantage point is exhilarating.
Join us in this rare and fascinating opportunity to embrace the Legendary Himalayas and discover ineffable beauty that is guaranteed to be one of the most mesmerizing experiences ever.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival.
After being picked up from the airport, our team will accommodate you to a hotel where you will be briefed about the entire heli tour. During your overnight stay in Kathmandu, you can explore the mystical alleys and the local shops of the capital city.
Day 02: Free Day in Kathmandu
Before prepping for the heli trek, you have a day to either rest in the hotel or explore the capital city, Kathmandu. With multiple UNESCO world heritage sites in walking range, it’ll be a day to cherish, but don’t tire yourself off, as it’s just the start of the journey.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2860m) and Trek to Phakding (2651m) – 3 Hrs Walk
The first flight to Lukla happens really early and your breakfast will either be in the hotel or upon your arrival in Lukla. The 40-minute flight ends landing on the narrow, sleeping runway high above the Dudh Koshi River. Your porters and support staff will be waiting at the airport to help you with your luggage to start your trek to Phakding.
The trek to Phakding is easy walk for the first day with mostly downhill leg. The trek will take you through pastoral lands through several small villages and farms. Approximately after 3 hours we reach Phakding where we spend our overnight in the tea houses that are probably run by Sherpas.
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3438m) – 4/5 Hrs Trek
Passing through the pine trees with snowcapped peaks in the background the walk through Monjo is an easy one, while encountering waterfalls and yaks along the way. After passing the checkpoint having the papers confirmed, we officially enter the Sagarmatha National Park and a little way up the trail, you will arrive in Monjo where you will stop for lunch.
After Lunch, you start your trek through the wooded valley on a good trail crossing the river through high suspension bridge. Right after the bridge is the upward climb towards Namche. An hour and half long ascent to Namche is famous among the locals as “Namche Ko Ukalo” meaning the uphill of Namche. It’s all uphill till you reach Namche, and about an hour before reaching Namche your hard work will be rewarded by your first view of Everest. Your guide will walk you to the lodge you will be staying overnight.
Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Namche
Situated at high altitude, Namche Bazaar serves as an acclimatization stop for climbers to avoid altitude sickness. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Khumbu region and is facilitates with government offices, internet, ATM’s, restaurants and a colorful market. You can also take a half day excursion to the internationally known Museum of Sherpa Culture and the traditional villages of Khunde and Khumjung. Just a short walk away is a classic view of Ama Dablam, one of the most beautiful mountains in all Nepal and of Lhotse and Everest. This is an ideal place to spend the day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading further up-valley to Thame.
Day 06: Trek to Deboche (3820m) – 6/7 Hrs Trek
Today we will ascend towards the biggest monastery of the Everest region located at Tengboche. It encloses within Sagarmatha National Park which is listed in a UNESCO world heritage site. The trek to Phunki will be easy, but soon the ascending will start becoming challenging. The panoramic view of the Himalayas from the monastery shows us a divine universe built under the same range. We can observe a Buddhist religious ceremony. A descend for about 20 minutes from Tengboche brings us to Deboche we spend our overnight.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4360m) – 5/6 Hrs Trek
With a magnificent view of a rhododendron forest followed by a bridge over the raging Imja Khola (River), we ascend towards Dingboche. We’ll pass the valley wall and then the plain to Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of the Sherpa in the region. This can be a great opportunity to have a lunch with the Sherpa locals and talk about their life in the Himalayas.
Day 08: Acclimatisation in Dingboche
Before proceeding, this day is a rest for our legs and body to acclimatize with increasing altitude. Optional trek to the valley will pay off with rewarding views, but taking it easy for today is the important thing. Although, we can climb a ridge located behind the village and see six of the world’s tallest peaks including Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4600m) – 5/6 Hrs
The trek gets more challenging from this point as altitude increases, trekking across a wide pass before reaching Dughla (Thukla). Accompanied by the mountains, the trail passes through boulder-strewn slopes and drop to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, where we’ll be facing great peaks.
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5170m). Visit Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Back. – 4 Hrs Trek
For further advancement, we take the trail through the once vast Gorakshep Lake. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine, and streams. You head out on narrow tracks which are of few feet wide and few hundred meters above the ground. The distance between Lobuche and Gorakshep is of 4.5km and will take approximately 2 hours to reach.
From Gorakshep, it is approximately 3.4km walk to the Base Camp walking across the rocks towards the many prayer flags that mark the spot, until you arrive at Everest Base Camp. During the expedition season, many of the groups are settled here in their respective camps awaiting their climb to the highest mountain in the world. You can even interact with some of them. It will take approximately 2.5 hours to reach Everest Base Camp from Gorakshep. After taking photographs and enjoying the moment, we head back towards Gorakshep for the overnight.
Day 11: Visit Kalapatthar (5545m) and Back to Lobuche – 5 Hrs Trek – Fly Back to Kathmandu
Kalapatthar altitude is often given as 5550m but the hill, further along, is a little bit higher. One fact is that you do not see the top of Kalapatthar from Gorakshep, only a false summit which is much lower. It is a fairly tiring walk up there unless you are well acclimatized. Descent from Kalapatthar is easy, just a quick straight down walk to. We have our breakfast here and trek down to Lobuche from where we fly back to Lukla in helicopter arriving in Lukla in 15 minutes where we stop to take a regular flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 12: Free Day in Kathmandu
You can enjoy the day in your hotel with a chilled beer or move around Kathmandu, getting souvenirs for your friends and family back home.
Day 13: Final Departure
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport checks in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is 12PM. In case your flight is late evening please let us know if you require half day use of the hotel.
- Airport/Hotel/Airport Transfer.
- 4 Nights hotel in Kathmandu on BB Twin Room..
- 8 nights Normal Local Lodge on FB Twin Room.
- Flight: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu with airport tax.
- Heli Flight from Lobuche to Lukla.
- National Park & Khumbu Permit Fee.
- 1 English speaking Leader.
- 1 porter-every two members.
- All staffs insurance & daily wages & food.
- Farewell Dinner in KTM.
- Personal Equipment & Insurance.
- Nepal Visa fee US $40 per person.
- Alcoholic Beverages, Telephone & Laundry
- Any personal nature expenses.
- Emergency Evacuation if required.
- Tips for Staffs.