When adventure enthusiasts think about trekking in Nepal, the Everest Base Camp trek is most often their priority. Well, who wouldn’t love to walk on the foothills of the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest? However, if you are looking for an alternative to the classic Everest base camp trek that usually takes more than 14 days, then Everest Base Camp Heli Trek by Nepal Big Mountain is best suited for you. This Everest base camp short trek takes you to the majestic base camp within 7 days with a superlative combination of short adventurous trekking and helicopter ride in the high altitude of the massive Himalayas.
Nepal Big Mountain is a leading travel agency in Nepal to arrange the best logistics to provide a hassle-free travel experience for travelers. Your safety and protection are our top priority as we believe in enjoying every moment with utmost safety. So, if you are looking for an exciting Everest base camp heli tour with safety assurance, connect with NBM now.
Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2804 m) and trek to Phakding (2610 m)
Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441 m)
Day 4: Acclimatization day.
Day 5: Everest base camp Heli tour
Day 6: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 7: Departure Day
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, NBM representatives will warmly welcome you and transfer you to a luxurious hotel in Kathmandu in our private vehicle. After relaxation and refreshment, our guide will brief you on our Everest base camp heli trek in detail. Overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu.
Early in the morning, our representative will pick you up from the hotel and guide you to the domestic airport in Kathmandu, from where we will board the flight to Lukla. The flight takes 30 minutes to arrive at Lukla Airport located in a fascinating landscape. Upon arrival, our porters will arrange for your luggage to carry.
After breakfast at Lukla, we will commence trekking to Phakding. Enjoying the hike in the clean fresh air, the trail takes you through Ghat and Chaurikharka village passing by different pine forests, Chortens, Mane stone, and Mane wheels on a 3 to 4 hours hike to Phakding village. The charming views of mountains such as Khumbu Yul Lha, Karyolung, Number, and Khatang keep you enticed throughout the hike. Overnight stay in a teahouse in Phakding.
After refreshing breakfast, we will depart from Phakding village following the path alongside the Dudh Koshi River. You will cross the numerous suspension bridges over and pass through different villages such as Tok Tok village, Manjo village, and Chamuwa village to arrive at Sagarmatha National Park. Here, our guide will complete the permit formalities to enter the Everest region.
Enjoy the sublime views of the Gigantic Mountains, freezing glacial streams, deep valleys, and sacred Mani stones walking through the conserved region of Sagarmatha National Park. You will have an opportunity to spot different endangered animals including yaks, snow-leopard, and musk deer to provide a thrilling experience on your trek. After a 5 to 6 hours walk from Phakding, you will arrive at the Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay in a lodge at Namche Bazaar indulging Sherpa homeland.
Today, you will spend the day in Namche Bazaar itself adapting your body to the high altitude in the mountains. This is important because it helps you to get used to the atmosphere and climate to further continue your trip. You will explore Sherpa town by hiking around the bazaar and visiting the Sherpa Culture Museum to closely observe the unique culture and lifestyle of the locals.
For quick adjustment to the high altitudes, you will also hike up to Syangboche Airstrip admiring the delightful sights of mountains such as Nuptse, Lhotse, Kongde, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Everest, and many others.
Overnight stay in a lodge at Namche Bazaar.
Today is the day for a key highlight of the Everest base camp heli trek. The most awaited day starts with relishing breakfast before starting the exquisite trip on a helicopter.
The shared helicopter ride begins from Namche Bazaar to fly over the charismatic Khumbu region. Enjoying the magnificent top view of Everest base camp, Namche Bazar, and Lukla, you will experience breathtaking scenarios flying closer to Himalayan beauties such as Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and many others. The 20 to 40 minutes shared chopper does not land anywhere before landing at Lukla to complete the trip.
Note: The shared Everest base camp heli tour doesn’t land anywhere near the base camp. However, if you are looking to land near EBC to get even closer to the Himalayas, book a private charter flight with Nepal Big Mountains. With the private charter, you will land at Gorakshep (5180 m) to enjoy the Himalayan views getting out of the chopper to capture the moment in your camera.
The early morning flight from Lukla takes you to Kathmandu Airport. Our representative will pick you up and transfer you to the respective hotel in a private vehicle. You will have the remaining day to spend as you desire. You have ample time for shopping, exploring city life, or just relaxing in your hotel.
In the evening, we will host a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant enjoying the Nepali cultural program. Overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu.
The trip ends today. Our representative will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu 3 hours before your flight to your next destination.
Book this Trip for $500.00 USD Advance