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Everest Base Camp Heli Trek. - 13 days

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Duration
13 days
Max. Elevation
5545m
Group size
2
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Private car, plane  and Helicopter 
Best Season
September to December March to May
Accomodation
  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Basic tea house Lodge during the trek.
Meals
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All meals include during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner)
Starts at
Lukla
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Lukla-Namche- Dingboche-Kalapathar-Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Explore the historical and cultural city of Kathmandu valley. 
    • Take a scenic flight to Lukla.
    • Explore the exciting Sherpa villages of Everest including Phakding, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, and more.
    • Hike the best mountain viewpoints of Everest viewpoint, Nagarjun Hills, and Kalapatthar to collect the greatest mountain views. 
    • Visit the famous Buddhist monasteries of Everest- Tengboche and Dingboche Monastery. 
    • Collect the best mountain views including Mount Everest, Amadablam, and more.
    • Hike Kalapatthar for the best sunrise experience. 
    • Take the best helicopter ride back from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.
    • Create a lifetime memory with A1 Trek Pvt Ltd. 
Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is one of the short and sweet Trek for Adventure seekers. Adventure a1trek company provides Trek To Everest Base camp with the helicopter will be one of the fantastic treks because while you are going up to Everest base camp and Kalapathar, after that you will be flying down to Lukla and flight to Kathmandu. So one way to hike up and fly down is to enjoy with panoramic view.

Lukla onwards, the trek begins through the dense forest of rhododendron, pine, and oak to reach Namche Bazar via Phakding village. Phakding is a small Sherpa village, whereas Namche Bazaar is the biggest Sherpa settlement along the route. Namche Bazar is also popular as the Sherpa capital. The next stop of the trek is Tengboche, which is regarded as one of the best sunrises and sunset points on Everest. Likewise, Tengboche monastery, the biggest Buddhist monastery in the region is the place to explore at Tengboche. 
The next stop of Dingboche includes an amazing side hike of Nagarjun hills for the best views. The route gradually gets to Everest Base Camp Heli Trek via Lobuche and Gorakshep. At Everest base camp, you can enjoy the trip of your lifetime. The final destination of the trip is the Kalapatthar viewpoint. Kalapatthar trekking is the best place to see Mount Everest. Then the swift scenic flight by Helicopter from Gorakshep to Kathmandu is the best part of the trip. 
The Everest base camp trek by helicopter to and flying back by chopper can be done in three seasons; spring (March to May), autumn (September to November), and winter (December to February). Although, trekking Everest during the monsoon (June to August) is not recommended due to the heavy rainfall and thick cloudy.  

Important Note

As per the Itinerary can customize as your need and the primary piece of gear for day hiking is about 15/20 Liter. you can keep your personal belongings in this bag.

Trip Itinerary

As your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, A one Trek representative welcome you and will help you to transfer to the hotel. You can then take a good rest in the hotel. Later you can explore around yourself if interested. 

  • Food: not included.
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star category hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 

Early morning flight, you will be arriving at Lukla airport. At Lukla, meet the porters before starting the trek. The route to Phakding is an easy one. Just keep on your eyes as the finest views of Kusum Kanguru can be collected. Phakding is a small settlement on the Dudh Koshi river bank. Enjoy a comfortable night's stay at the Phakding teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Start the day with a good breakfast. Get into Monjo then enter Sagarmatha National park- the home to the greatest Himalayan flora and faunas. The dense forest of blue pine, deodar, Rhododendron, and more. On a clear day, you can also catch the first glimpse of Mount Everest on the way up to Namche Bazar. After six hours of trek, you will be reaching Namche Bazar- which is also famous as the Sherpa capital. Namche is the home of famous mountaineers. You will be staying two nights at Namche before heading up. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After breakfast, you will be hiking up to Everest view point to collect the 360 views of the mountains. The viewpoint offers stunning views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest. Later in the afternoon, you can explore Namche Bazar or can take a good rest in your hotel. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After spending two amazing nights at Namche Bazaar, you will be trekking Tengboche this day. The route to Tengboche is fascinating as it covers the greatest views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and more. Tengboche is the village with the biggest Buddhist monastery in Everest. Make sure to visit the Tengboche monastery. Later in the evening, you can collect a greater view of sunset in the Himalayas. The overnight will be at a local teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Start the hiking after breakfast. The route to Dingboche is mostly uphill where you will be crossing several suspension bridges and local villages. One of the best villages you cross on the day is Pangboche village which offers the greater views of mount Ama Dablam. Occasionally, this section offers the spotting of snow leopard and Himalayan musk deer too. Located at 4410 meters above sea level, Dingboche is a small settlement, where you will be spending two nights. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After breakfast, take a short hike to Nagarjun hills. It is the vintage point to collect the best views of Mount Amadablam, Lhotse, Labuche, and more. Then retrace back to the lodge and spend the day taking a good rest.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Enter the valley of dusted snowed grasslands, you can enjoy the greater views of Amadablam, Lhotse, Pumori, and more along the way. Labuche today’s overnight place is a small Sherpa settlement with a few teahouses around. Take a good sleep with the excitement of getting to Everest base camp the next day. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

On the most exciting day, you will first trek to Gorakshep for three hours. You will then have your lunch there. Post lunch, leave your bag packs and start the hike to Everest base camp with some essentials (day pack, water, camera, and some chocolates). It takes ninety minutes to get to base camp from Gorakshep. Enjoy the moments, collect the memories and leave a footprint at Everest base camp. Then retrace back to Gorakshep for the night. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Early morning, get to Kalapatthar to collect the best sunrise view. Kalapatthar is actually the better place to see the closer views of Mount Everest. And collecting the sunrise view at Kalapatthar is the best experience of the whole trek. You will then get back to Gorakshep for the breakfast. After breakfast, you will be taking the best helicopter ride back to Kathmandu from Gorakshep. You will be then transferred to the hotel. In your free time, you can take a good rest. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

You can take an entire day on resting in Kathmandu. You can also go to the spa or massages to give some relief to your tired body. You can also do some shopping in Thamel. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

With all the finest memories, today you will be flying to your next destination. Our representative will be transferred to Kathmandu airport. With the hope to see you again in Nepal, we will be saying bye for this time. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included. 
  • Accommodation: not included. 

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Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle 
    • Hotel in Kathmandu at a 3-star category hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 
    • Private vehicle and guide during Kathmandu valley sightseeing. 
    • All the entrance fees, and the permits needed for the trip. 
    • Domestic flight (Kathmandu to Lukla)
    • Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu on sharing basis. 
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses during the trekking.
    • Porter(s) during the trekking and their all expenses.
    • Food (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking 
    • Teahouse accommodation during the trekking. 
    • Guide and porter insurance. 
    • All the government taxes and the company service charge. 

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare.
    • Travel insurance 
    • Nepal visa fees 
    • Food in Kathmandu. 
    • Extra charges of WIFI, hot shower, boiled water, and electricity to charge the devices during the trekking.
    • Laundries and beverages 
    • Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusion list.

Complimentary

    Trekking Map,  Welcome and welfare Dinner in Nepali cultural dance shows restaurant, a1trek company logo print T-shirt, and Trekking Certificate of a1trekking company name with a stamp.  

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