Everest Base Camp Helipad Trek: 9 Days
 

Everest Base Camp Helipad Trek: 9 Days

  • Transportation
    Kathmandu Private Vechile, Lukla Flight, and Heli Back
  • Group Size
    1-20 People
  • Destination
    Everest Region Trekking
  • Altitude
    5500m
  • Duration
    9 Days
  • Activities
    Trekking in Nepal
  • Meals
    Kathmandu Bed And Breakfast trek Breakfast, lunch & Dinner.
  • Difficulty
    Easy to Moderate
  • Accomodation
    Kathmandu at Hotel, During the trek Tea House.

Overview

Do you want to experience the beauty of the Everest region up close? Does the thought of flying over the highest peaks in the world a dream come true? If yes, then a helicopter trek to the Everest Base Camp is the perfect way to fulfill your dreams.

During the helicopter trek, you will get a firsthand taste of the majestic beauty of the Everest region. The views of the breathtaking Himalayan range, including the world’s highest mountain, will be mesmerizing. You will be flying above the snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and pristine lakes. You will also get a good glimpse of the local Sherpa settlements, which are located at the foothills of the Everest range.

On landing at the base camp, you can explore the area and get a clear view of the mighty Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks. You will be able to witness the breathtaking beauty of the snow-capped mountains, the majestic beauty of the glaciers, the deep valleys, and the dense forests. The views are simply stunning and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You can even visit the Khumbu Icefall and take a stroll.

Trekking Options from the Everest Base Camp Helipad Trek

If you’re interested in trekking after your Everest Base Camp Helipad trek, there are several options available. One way to reach the base camp is to drive to Jiri and trek from there. Another option is to fly or drive to Phaplu or Salleri and trek from there. 

Read: Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trekking

The most popular trekking trail in the area is the Everest Base Camp Trek, which takes around 12-14 days to complete. The trek is known for its spectacular views of the Himalayas and colorful settlements such as Namche Bazar, Pheriche, Tengboche Monastery, and Gorakshep.

If you’re short on time but still want to experience both trekking and a helicopter trek, the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek combines both activities into a single trip. It includes a trek to the base camp followed by a helicopter return to Kathmandu in 11 days.

Popular Trekking Trails of Everest Region

Here are some of the popular trekking routes that can be accessed from the Everest Base Camp helipad:

  • Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek – 15 Days
  • Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes & Cho La Pass – 17 Days
  • Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Trek – 18 Days

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Options

1. Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp and return

A helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp and back from Kathmandu is an excellent way of seeing the Himalayas in Nepal. As you fly closer to Mount Everest, you will be able to get a closer look at its majestic peak. As you depart from Kathmandu, you will be able to see the majestic Himalayas below, with panoramic views of mountains, valleys, and rivers. The helicopter will land at Everest Base Camp, where you can explore the area and take in the breathtaking scenery.

The main highlight of this trek is landing at Kala Patthar (5550m), from which you can see Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse, and Pumori. You will also see glaciers, lakes, and forests on your helicopter flight back to Kathmandu. If you do not have time for a full trek or suffer from altitude sickness, this trek is perfect for you.

2. Helicopter flight from Namche Bazaar to Everest Base Camp

The helicopter flight from Namche Bazaar to Everest Base Camp is a great option for those who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas in Nepal. From Namche Bazaar, the flight heads towards Mount Everest, with panoramic views of the mountains, valleys, and rivers below.

With the helicopter flying closer to Mount Everest, you will be able to see the majestic peak close up and explore the region.

3. Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Everest View Hotel

A helicopter flight from Kathmandu to the Everest View Hotel is a unique and exciting way to experience the majestic view of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848).

The Everest View Hotel is located at an altitude of 3,880 meters (12,729 feet) and is known for its stunning views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks. It is a popular destination for trekkers and mountaineers alike. However, reaching the hotel by foot can be a challenging and time-consuming journey, taking up to 10 days to complete the trek.

Alternatively, you can take a helicopter flight from Kathmandu to the Everest View Hotel. This flight takes about one hour and offers spectacular views of the Himalayas from the air. Before landing at the hotel’s private helipad, you will soar over lush green forests and terraced fields.

4. Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Everest face-to-face.

Taking a helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp gives you a breathtaking view of the world’s highest mountain. At an altitude of 5,164 meters (16,942 feet), Gorakshep serves as a base camp for climbers and trekkers who attempt to summit Mount Everest. The flight from Gorakshep to Base Camp offers spectacular aerial views of the Khumbu Glacier and the surrounding peaks, including Lhotse, Nuptse, and of course, Mount Everest itself.

As the helicopter approaches Everest Base Camp, you’ll have the chance to see the colorful tents and expedition gear of the mountaineers who are attempting to climb the world’s highest peak. You will be able to see the Khumbu Icefall, a treacherous section known for its shifting ice and dangerous crevasses. The flight from Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp is a thrilling and unforgettable experience that allows you to see the majesty of Mount Everest from a unique and privileged perspective.

5. Helicopter flight from Everest Base Camp to Lukla and return 

You can experience the beauty of the Everest region conveniently and efficiently with a helicopter flight from Everest Base Camp to Lukla and back. Those who would like to experience the thrill of flying over the Himalayas without the physical exertion of trekking can take advantage of this flight option.

At Lukla, you can explore the charming town and its many attractions, including the Lukla Airport, which boasts a short runway and thrilling takeoffs and landings. After a short visit to Lukla, you’ll board the helicopter for the return journey back to Everest Base Camp, where you’ll have the chance to take in more stunning views of the Himalayas from above.

    Why Book Everest Base Camp Helipad Trek With Us?

    Are you looking for a reliable and knowledgeable team to help you plan and execute a trek to the Everest Base Camp Helipad? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We at Info Tours and Travels understand the importance of having a reliable and experienced team to complete your journey. We have years of experience in trekking, rental services, mountaineering, and guiding, and we have taken thousands of people to the Everest base camp.

    But why should you book your trek with us? Here are just a few of the reasons:

    Licensed Trekking Team

    Our licensed trekking team consists of trained and experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the local culture, customs, and environment. They are certified by the government and undergo regular training and updates to ensure that they are up-to-date with the latest safety protocols, first aid techniques, and environmental best practices.

    Aside from our licensed guides, our support staff (Sherpas), including porters, are also trained and experienced. They are responsible for packing your luggage, setting up campsites, and preparing meals so that you can focus on enjoying the trek.

    Customizable Tailored Itinerary

    We can help you design a customized trekking itinerary that suits your exact needs. Whether you’re a first-time trekker or an experienced mountaineer, we can help you map out a trekking plan that works for you.

    Our travel planners will design an itinerary that fits your preferences, budget, and time constraints when you book your Everest Base Camp Helipad trek with us. Depending on your interests and availability, we can also customize your trekking plan to include additional activities, rest days, or side trips.

    Expert Knowledge and Advice

    Our team has decades of experience in mountaineering and trekking in the Himalayas. We are passionate about sharing our knowledge and experience with our clients to ensure that they have the best trek possible. If you have any questions regarding the trek route, altitude sickness, equipment, or any other aspect of trekking in the Himalayas, we are always available to answer them.

    Our team can share their extensive knowledge of the region’s culture, history, and natural environment, providing you with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Himalayas.

    Carefully Selected Accommodation and Meals

    We understand that the trek to the Everest Base Camp Helipad is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, and that’s why we take extra care to provide our guests with the best experience possible. Our carefully selected accommodations and meals are designed to make your trek as pleasurable as possible.

    At every stage of the trek, we provide our guests with comfortable accommodations. From luxurious lodges to traditional tea houses, we make sure that our accommodations are clean and comfortable and provide the necessary amenities.

    To further enhance the experience of our guests, we also provide delicious, freshly cooked meals. As a result, you are fed the right amount of energy to keep going during your trek by the chefs who are very experienced in preparing healthy and delicious meals. We make sure that the food is of the highest quality by using only the best ingredients.

    Affordable price & Secure Payment

    We offer an affordable price for our Everest Base Camp Helipad trek without compromising on the quality of our services. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible value for your money, ensuring that you have a memorable and enjoyable experience. We do this by negotiating competitive rates with local suppliers and passing the savings on to our clients.

    In addition, we recognize how important it is to pay securely when booking a trek. You can be assured your financial transactions are safe and secure with us. We utilize robust encryption technology to protect your financial and personal information, so you can pay securely. As well as offering credit cards and online banking, we also offer a range of payment options to make things easier for you.

    24/7 Support

    As part of our commitment to providing the best possible trek experience, we believe that 24-hour support is essential during your trek. Throughout your trek, our team will be there to help you with any questions and needs. 

    No matter what you’re experiencing, whether it’s altitude sickness, equipment issues, or just some time to chat, our support team is available to assist you 24 hours a day.

    At Info Tours and Travels, we understand the importance of having the right team, resources, and support to ensure a successful and safe trek. We will provide all the necessary tools and resources to ensure you have the best experience possible on your journey to the Everest Base Camp Helipad. 

    Contact us today to book your trek if you’re looking for a reliable, knowledgeable, and experienced team to plan and execute your trek.

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    Itinerary

    DAY 01

    Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours

    Today, we will fly to Lukla and hike up to Phakding. It’s going to be a great adventure, and we know you’re going to love it. Before we get started, let’s take a minute to discuss some of the details. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is about 30 minutes, and from there, we will be trekking for three hours.

    As we ascend steadily towards Phakding, we follow a path along the Dudh Kosi River. It is a great way to get acclimated to the altitude, and it is suitable for trekkers who don’t have much experience. The trail offers stunning views of the mountains surrounding us.

    We’ll also pass through small villages of Ghat and Monjo, where locals will be out and about doing their daily chores. We will eventually reach Phakding, where we will stay in a comfortable guest house for the night. We will enjoy dinner and a good night’s rest after a long day’s trekking.

    DAY 02

    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours

    After a hearty morning breakfast and packing our backpacks, we head off on an exciting journey towards Namche Bazar with an elevation of 3,440m (11,283ft).

    We cross the beautiful Dudh Koshi River and make our way through the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here we get a chance to witness some of the most stunning landscapes in the world. As we ascend the trail, we come across several Sherpa villages – Monjo, Jorsale, and others.

    The trail gradually becomes steeper as we gain altitude. If we’re lucky, we might spot some animals or rare species of birds along the way. As we continue our march, the grand snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas come into view. On a clear day, we can even get a glimpse of the majestic Mount Everest.

    After six hours of trekking, we finally reach Namche Bazaar, with its Sherpa village homes and bustling atmosphere. Here, we spend the night to acclimatize and prepare for our next adventure.

    DAY 03

    Acclimatize in Namche Bazaar and visit Everest View Hotel & Return

    Today, we take our time to allow our bodies to adjust to the altitude and acclimatize. While strolling around Namche Bazar, we experience the sights, sounds, and smells of this bustling mountain city filled with lodges, hotels, retail stores, and cyber cafes.

    We’ll also trek to the Everest View Hotel for lunch and enjoy some of the best views of Everest we’ve ever seen – Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Tawach. In the afternoon, we’ll explore the hotel, taking in the incredible views and taking some amazing photos.

    We’ll return to Namche before evening to rest and relax again. Our evening will be spent eating, chatting and exchanging stories with fellow travelers from around the world. The next day, we continue our journey and leave Namche behind, vowing to return soon to explore this magical and awe-inspiring place.

    DAY 04

    Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hours

    On Day 4 of the Everest Base Camp Helipad Tour, we will trek to Tengboche, a picturesque village located at an elevation of 3860m/12660ft. The trek will take around 5 hours, during which we will be treated to breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

    We will also cross a thrilling suspension bridge along the way, which adds an extra layer of thrill. We will visit Tengboche Monastery upon reaching the region. This is the largest monastery in the region. It is also a religious site for the local Sherpa community.

    In Tengboche monastery, we will see beautiful prayer flags and Mani walls. Inside the monastery are many cultural and religious artifacts to be explored and admired. In the evening, we can take in the stunning sunset views from Tengboche as we conclude our day of trekking. It will be a perfect way to finish off a great day as the sun sets over the spectacular Himalayan mountains, and we’ll have wonderful memories.

    DAY 05

    Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5 hours

    Today, we will start our trek from Tengboche to Dingboche. The trek is challenging, but the scenery is absolutely stunning. We will follow the Imja Khola river and pass through rhododendron and juniper forests.

    As we continue to climb, we will reach the windswept fields of Dingboche, which are mainly used for potato farming. This village is located at an elevation of 4410 meters (14464 feet), so it’s better to take it easy and acclimatize to the altitude.

    Once we arrive in Dingboche, we’ll check into our accommodations and have some time to relax and explore the village. We can take a stroll through the potato fields and enjoy the incredible mountain views that surround us. Overnight in Dingboche.

    DAY 06

    Acclimatization at Dingboche & Visit Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and return Duration: 6 hours

    Our goal today is to acclimatize at Dingboche and to take the much-needed break to rest during today’s walk. Dingboche is situated at an altitude of 4,410 m and offers breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas. The village is surrounded by rugged and snow-covered mountains, making it the perfect place to take in the stunning scenery.

    Afterward, we will take a short hike to Nagerjun, a mountain at an altitude of 5,100 meters. Nagerjun can be reached after a walk of about three to four hours round trip from Nagerjun. Upon reaching the summit, the views are nothing short of breathtaking, with 360-degree panoramic views of the Himalayas all around you. Plus, the hike itself provides an excellent opportunity to test your endurance and push yourself further.

    Alternatively, if you are a true mountaineering enthusiast, Island Peak offers an incredible challenge. This peak rises to an elevation of 6,160 meters and provides some of the most incredible views of the Himalayan range. The hike to the peak is quite challenging and is recommended only for those with mountaineering experience.

    DAY 07

    Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Duration: 5 hours

    Continuing our trek towards Lobuche, we will tackle the last stretches of our journey today, after conquering several challenging climbs and crossing numerous high passes.

    The trek to Lobuche will take us around 5 hours and is 8.4 kilometers in distance, approximately 5.2 miles. What makes this day special is that Lobuche sits at a staggering altitude of 4910m (16105ft). That’s 500 meters higher than our current altitude at Dingboche!

    After the small break, we will ascend the steep hill that leads us to Lobuche. The climb will be quite challenging but the views it offers us will be well worth the effort. From here, we will be greeted with stunning panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, and many more.

    As soon as we reach Lobuche, we can rest, explore the many shops, and enjoy the local cuisine. We will also be able to talk to other trekkers, share our experiences of the journey, and stay overnight here.

    DAY 08

    Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) & back to Gorakshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 hours

    Today marks an exciting day on our trek as we make our way to the iconic Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft). After enjoying an early breakfast in Gorakshep, we begin the trek to base camp.

    As we make our way to the base camp, we will be able to take in the incredible views of the surrounding mountains, including the majestic Mount Everest in the background. Once we reach the base camp, we will have some time to take photos and take in the spectacular views. We will then begin our trek back to Gorakshep, passing through the Khumbu Icefall, one of the most dangerous sections of the climb.

    After a long and challenging trek, we will be happy to arrive back at Gorakshep, where we can rest and get a good night’s sleep.

    DAY 09

    Hiking to Kalapatthar (5545m/18188ft) – Gorakshep helipad – Kathmandu by Helicopter

    We’ll begin today’s hike by heading up to Kalapatthar, which stands at an elevation of 5,545m (18,188ft). This mini peak offers stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Cho Oyu.

    Once we’ve taken time to admire the amazing views and take some great photos, we’ll make our way to Gorakshep, the final stop on the trek. Here we’ll have a great lunch, pack up and take off from Gorakshep on a scenic helicopter ride back to Kathmandu. Our flight will give us a final glimpse of the mighty Himalayas and the incredible journey we have just experienced.

    Finally, this amazing journey has come to an end, and it’s time to say goodbye to these beautiful mountains. We hope this experience has been just as inspiring and memorable for you as it has been for us.

    Includes/Excludes

    What's included?

    • Private vehicle for airport pickup and drop-off
    • Three daily meals during the trekking (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
    • Private ground transportation according to the itinerary
    • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return by helicopter
    • Experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed trek guide
    • Staff costs including salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after the trip)
    • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits, including TIMS
    • Medical kit carried by trek guide
    • Government and local taxes
    • Trekking certificate after completing the trek

    What’s excluded?

    • Nepalese visa fee
    • Excess baggage charges
    • Private transportation is not mentioned in the “What’s Included” section
    • Additional night accommodations in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain due to natural disasters or personal reasons
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (or in the case of an early return from the mountain)
    • International flights
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Trekking equipment
    • Personal expenses include phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, showers, etc.
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s), and driver(s)

    Useful Info

    Safety Rules and Travel Tips for Everest Base Camp Helipad Trek

    Safety should always be top of mind when taking a helicopter trek to Everest Base Camp Helipad. If proper safety measures are not followed, the journey can be risky as it involves flying at high altitudes and through unpredictable weather conditions. Also, it is important to note that there has been several casualties and death in Everest Base Camp of people not following proper rules & safety guidance.

    Therefore, before taking off, a briefing session will be conducted where the captain will provide an in-depth explanation of safety rules and procedures. It is important to pay attention to these instructions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trek.

    To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience during your Everest Base Camp heli-trek, here is a summary of safety rules and travel tips to keep in mind:

      • Pay close attention to all safety instructions as provided by your trek operator and pilot

      • Secure all personal belongings, such as hats and sunglasses

      • Do not approach the helicopter from behind

      • No smoking within 50 feet of the aircraft

      • Follow the pilot’s directions on the proper way to exit the helicopter

      • Wait until the pilot signals that it is safe to leave

    What Should You Pack For Everest Base Camp Helipad Trek

    Packing for an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek can be a daunting task, especially when you’re taking into account the extreme weather conditions that you’re going to be facing. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Below is a handy list of items to bring along on your helicopter trek that will ensure you’re prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way:

      • Warm layers: The weather can be unpredictable in the Himalayas, so bring warm layers such as a fleece jacket, thermal tops and bottoms, and a down jacket.

      • Sturdy footwear: Comfortable, sturdy shoes are essential for trekking and exploring the base camp.

      • Sun protection: Protect yourself from the strong sun at high altitudes with a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

      • Water bottle and hydration system: Staying hydrated is crucial, so bring a water bottle and consider a hydration system with a tube to make it easy to drink on the go.

      • First aid kit: Bring a basic first aid kit with essential items such as bandages, antiseptic, and painkillers.

      • Snacks and energy bars: Pack some high-energy snacks to keep you fueled throughout the trek.

    • Camera: Don’t forget to capture the stunning views of the Himalayas with a camera or smartphone.

    Best Time To Book Everest Base Camp Helipad Trek

    Everest Base Camp Helipad Trek is one of the most popular adventure activities in Nepal. It is the ultimate experience for travelers who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and explore the base camp at the world’s highest peak.

    But when is the best time to book your trek?

    The answer is simple – Spring and Autumn are the best times to book your Everest Base Camp Helipad trek. From March to May and September to November, travelers can witness the stunning views of the Himalayas and have a thrilling adventure of a lifetime.

    During the spring season, the snow on the mountains starts to melt and the temperatures are warmer. This makes it easier for you to explore the base camp and enjoy the amazing views of the mountain range. The spring season is also the best time to witness the vibrant colors of the rhododendrons and other wildflowers.

    Moreover, during the autumn season, you can see the breathtaking views of the peaks covered in snow. You can also witness the majestic beauty of the Everest Range from the top. With the cold temperatures, it is an excellent time for trekking and mountaineering activities.

    Cost and Booking Information

    If you’re planning a trip to Everest Base Camp, you might be considering whether to take a helicopter trek or trek. Helicopter treks offer a luxurious way to explore the Khumbu region of Nepal, and several operators are offering this service. The cost of these tours varies depending on the operator, route, and other factors.

    On the other hand, trekking is a more affordable option, with costs ranging from around US$1100 upwards. If you’re interested in booking a trek or trek, many operators offer online booking with instant confirmation. It’s important to research different options and compare prices before making your decision.

    You can find all the information you need about our Helicopter trek on our website, including the cost and booking details. You can also learn about the best time for you to take your trek and safety precautions.

    We also offer a range of trekking packages depending on your group size and budget. Our team of experts will work with you to ensure you get the best possible trek package for your money.

    So if you’re looking for an unforgettable experience that you’ll never forget, book a Helicopter Trek with us today and enjoy the amazing sights and sights of the Himalayas and Mount Everest. We guarantee you’ll have a blast!

    How to book the Trek

    When booking a trek of the Everest Base Camp Helipad, you’ll have to consider several factors. First, you’ll need to decide on your budget, as the cost of the trek will depend on the type of trek you choose and the number of people in the group. Additionally, you’ll need to think about the duration of the trek and the necessary permits and equipment.

    For those looking for a more luxurious experience, you can also choose to book a luxury helicopter trek to Everest Base Camp Helipad. This will provide you with a more comfortable and luxurious journey, as well as an aerial view of the magnificent landscape of the Everest region.

    To book a trek of Everest Base Camp Helipad, you can visit our website or contact us directly. You can also visit our office directly, which is located in Thamel or you can contact us at Viber WhatsApp (+977) 9841936940 for group discounts and information. We’re also happy to provide you with additional advice and support before and during your trek so you can get the most out of your experience.

    So don’t delay – book your trek to Everest Base Camp Helipad today and experience the beauty of the highest peak in the world!

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    It takes 9 days to complete your Everest helipad trek.

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