8 Days Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

Duration: 8 Days   |   Trip Photos  |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Transport: Aeroplane + Helicopter
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 5545m

As this adventure Everest Base Camp Trek Heli Trek takes you in the heart of Everest within scenic and high Khumbu valley where you will be surrounded by world giant mountains.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight, a delightful and captivating adventure besides scenic views of mountains, the local colorful culture of highlanders of Everest, the Sherpa is equally interesting, as walk leads you around nice lovely farm villages and monasteries.

A beautiful and scenic adventure of a week duration time frame where walk starts with normal schedule flight to land at Lukla, a popular town where most of the adventure begins and ends. Our walk follows Dudh Kosi River to enter Sagarmatha National Park which is added on the list of World Heritage Sites since 1979.

The journey continues within cool shade of woodland with tall rhododendron and pine trees as climb leads to famous Namche Bazaar the main hub and capital of Khumbu villagers, where rest day is important at the height of 3,440 m in Namche Bazaar a great place for local hike to support with acclimatization.

After Namche heading on high scenic trail with climb to scenic Tengboche and the monastery surrounded by green tree lines with array of peaks with views of Everest and Amadablam.

Enjoying time at Tengboche and its impressive monastery, where once a year great festival held in the month of October or November known as Mani-Rimdu, and interesting time to observe the colorful event with dancing masked monks.

Slowly adventure leads further high into barren and arid country on leaving the green tree lines behind as walk proceeds to reach our main highlight and destinations at Everest base camp.

At base camp where you will be in great and high spirits standing beneath world highest mountains with close views of massive Khumbu Ice-Fall and glaciers, where next adventure leads you on top highest spot of the trip at Kalapathar above 5,545 m high facing incredible panorama of giant peaks with Everest at close distance.

After completing all our wonderful highlights with one more adventure to complete flying on a Helicopter that brings you back at Kathmandu with over-powering views of mountains and dramatic landscapes on joy ride to Kathmandu on concluding our memorable experience on 8 Days Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

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Highlights

  • An adventure that leads you beneath world highest Mt. Everest at base camp
  • Walk and explore impressive Sherpa villages and monasteries of great interest
  • Within Sagarmatha National Park enriched with exotic flora and fauna and views
  • Scenic flight to start the adventure within beautiful landscapes
  • Walk to arctic zone of ice and glaciers enclosed with high mountains at base camp
  • Climb to high point on top Kalapathar with close Mt. Everest views and peaks
  • Enjoy experience on high Khumbu valley with smooth and scenic Heli flight back

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 Fly to Lukla 2,800 m (30 mins flights) and trek to Phakding 2,610 m - 3.5 hrs.

    Morning depart from the hotel to Kathmandu domestic airport where short and scenic flight takes you on small aircraft (Dornier / Twin Otter or similar) to Lukla, a nice Sherpa town where most of the adventure around Khumbu and Everest region begins and ends.

    From Lukla after a scenic short flight with views of Everest and chain of peaks, where walk takes you on nice pleasant trail past nice Sherpa villages facing views of Kongde, Kusum-Khanguru then reaching our overnight stops at Phakding village.

    • Day 2 Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.

      From Phakding, morning on nice scenic path within pine and rhododendron small forest to cross over long suspension bridge, then at nice Monjo village, after enjoying surrounding scenery walk leads to enter Sagarmatha National Park (Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepali while Sherpa call as Chomolungma).

      Walk continues following Dudh Kosi River covered within tall rhododendron-pines and fir forest and then over a high bridge towards Namche Bazaar, as trail follows on winding uphill with views of Everest-Lhotse and Kongde peaks, then at famous Namche Bazaar, an ideal place for acclimatization and rest day at 3,440 m high.

      Namche Bazaar, main hub and town or a large village of Khumbu Sherpa, where busy and colorful Saturday market takes place once a week, an interesting place to observe local culture and views.

      • Day 3 Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

        At Namche Bazaar a free and rest day to support acclimatization, where one can take short hike to scenic view points at Everest View Hotel or short walk on top Namche for grand scenery of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam with array of peaks.

        On the top of Namche visit National Park Museum of great interest where you can collect information of Khumbu area along with history, culture of Sherpa people includes information on flora and fauna with mountaineering expeditions.

        • Day 4 Trek to Tengboche 3,874 m - 05 hrs.

          From Namche Bazaar walk leads on main trails to Everest base camp as route head on gradual and scenic path to descend at a small place called Phunge-Tenga close to Imjatse River covered by alpine forest an ideal spot for possible lunch stop.

          After lunch climb starts into cool forest with uphill to reach at scenic Tengboche and the monastery, placed on high ridge surrounded by peaks with Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam in views includes adjoining lesser mountain range.

          At Tengboche enjoy tour of monastery with interesting colorful interior adorned with impressive Buddhist religious painting and tapestry, fresco, with tall statues of Buddha includes other famous saint and Gurus.

          • Day 5 Trek to Dingboche 4,400 m - 05 hrs.

            After Tengboche descend to a river and then cross over a strong steel bridge with slow climb to Pangboche village with close views of majestic Amadablam.

            After a short stop at Pangboche the last permanent village on route Everest base camp, where further area are temporary settlement to cater needs of trekkers, as walk follows short uphill to Somare for lunch stop with close views of Amadablam peak, from here on gradual up to reach a place where Pheriche and Dingboche route splits.

            Walk carries towards east with short down to a river and short climb to reach at Dingboche for overnight stop, located within scenic Imjatse valley.

            Dingboche houses many good lodges for overnight stops facing grand views of mountains range with Island Peak.

            • Day 6 Trek to Lobuche 4,900 m - 05 hrs.

              From Dingboche morning starts on gentle up to reach a high ridge and then on nice gradual path to Thugla, a small place with few houses serving as Tea- House and lodge where great Khumbu glaciers melts into a raging river.

              A good spot for lunch stop, where afternoon leads to a steep climb to a ridge top known as Thugla pass, here observe many tombs, memorials of mountaineers and climbers to Everest or other close peaks, from here rest of the walk is easy on gentle trails to Lobuche for overnight stop, on best lodge available at this high altitude and rough terrains offers good views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks. 

              • Day 7 Trek to Gorakshep (5180m) and Hiking to Everest base camp (5364m), back to Gorakshep.

                Morning adventure takes you at Mt. Everest base camp, where route leads on a wide valley with short climb above Khumbu glaciers, and then over moraine of rocks and ice to reach at Gorakshep.

                Located on the junction of Everest base camp and Kalapathar Hill route, houses few good lodges, Gorakshep an early Everest base camp from 1950’s to 1970’s and then moved further right beneath Khumbu Ice Fall and glacier.

                From here walk for few hours over moraine and glaciers to reach our final destinations at Everest base camp with close to Nuptse-Lola and Lhotse with massive Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers.

                During mountaineering peak season in April to May base camp will be flooded and busy with expeditions on full swing.

                At base camp after enjoying great moment, head back on same trail to Gorakshep for overnight stop.

                • Day 8 Helicopter flight to Lukla and Catch a plane back to Kathmandu

                  Enjoy some majestic views in the morning as our helicopter arrives to land at Gorakshep. Then board in spacious seating arrangement for super scenic helicopter flight back to Lukla. 

                  Once we reach Lukla, we will catch a plane back to Kathmandu and bid farewell to the beautiful Khumbu region with lots of amazing memories. 


                  What to Expect

                  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
                  • Helicopter from Gorakshep- Lukla
                  • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
                  • Government license holder guide
                  • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                  • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
                  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
                  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
                  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
                  • Comprehensive first aid kit
                  • Government taxes and official expenses
                  • International airfare and taxes
                  • Nepal entry visa fee
                  • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
                  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
                  • All the expenses of personal nature
                  • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
                  • Tips to guide and porter (Tipping is expected)

                  PRICES & DATES

                  Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
                  07 Oct, 2022 - 14 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$2775
                  11 Oct, 2022 - 18 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$2775
                  14 Oct, 2022 - 21 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$2775
                  17 Oct, 2022 - 24 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$2775
                  21 Oct, 2022 - 28 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$2775
                  24 Oct, 2022 - 31 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$2775
                  27 Oct, 2022 - 03 Nov, 2022GuaranteedUS$2775
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                  Useful Information

                  Helicopters services we run and operate for scenic flights, rescue or other purpose:

                  Different models from Puma, Turbine Robinson R 66 Helicopter USA, H-125 or AS-350B3e built by Air-Bus Company, Airbus H125 with MSN 8477 Helicopter for commercial services with AS 350 B series of helicopters manufactured by Euro-Copter, France popular all over the world.

                  It is regarded as one of the most versatile helicopters and is suitable for mountain flying and all types of helicopter missions.

                  Insurance

                  Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 300-5200 meters of altitude.

                  Packing List

                  • Sunglasses
                  • Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
                  • Hat/Cap
                  • T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
                  • Fleece/Sweater
                  • Fleece Jacket
                  • Down Jacket
                  • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
                  • Warm Gloves
                  • Hiking Boots
                  • 3-4 pairs of socks
                  • Day pack (30-40 liters)
                  • Torch light
                  • Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
                  • Small Hand Towel
                  • Sleeping Bag for up to -15 Degree Celsius

                  Guide and Porter

                  We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.

                  Altitude Sickness

                  Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.

                  Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:

                  • Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
                  • Fatigue or weakness
                  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
                  • Swelling of hands, feet, and face
                  • Insomnia
                  • Shortness of breath upon exertion
                  • Nosebleed
                  • Persistent rapid pulse
                  • Drowsiness
                  • General malaise

                  Prevention:

                  Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.

                  Guides and porters from Marvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you.

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