Everest Heli Tour with Landing
The dream adventure Everest Base Camp Heli Trek calls for relishing the epic mountain experience. Amidst the foot of highest Himalayas and fluttering Buddhist Prayer flags, trail winds through forests of oak and Rhododendrons, glaciers and moraines, ridges and cliff-side passing the ethnic Sherpa villages. Undoubtedly, ones with reasonable fitness and limited time can absolutely rejoice breathtaking Everest Region. Our Kathmandu to Everest base camp Heli tour is going to be a once in a lifetime experience for any person. The breathtaking and stunning aerial views of the Himalayan ranges provide a wonderful feast to your eyes. If you want to understand and experience what exactly magical beauty is about, you can choose our EBC Heli tour Everest Heli tour package.
Adventure Experience of Nepal Everest Heli Tour
Everest Base Camp Trek initiates with a thrilling flight to Lukla(2642m) from capital Kathmandu(1300m). The foot trail welcomes enthusiastically to alluring Phakding village followed by Namche Bazaar; tourist hub of Khumbu Region. Caravans of furry yaks accompany you as you trail further to Tengboche after an acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Biggest monastery of the region, Tengboche monastery greets with smiling monks. Then, the trail heads to Dingboche before finally making it to the Base of Everest. The proud feeling of stepping at Everest base gets more memorable as you walk to the highest altitude of the trek; Kalapathar(5545m) for a panoramic view of mountain ranges and continue to GorakShep. The ultimate highlight of the journey Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour comes to life offering you the exotic fly over “Roof of the world” and its’ beautiful surrounding peaks. You cannot expect to find a better adventure experience than Nepal Everest Heli tour offered by us.
From flying Helicopter window, you perceive glorious ranges of snow peaks. From the striking peak of Mt.Everest to picturesque turquoise Goddess ChhoOyu, Karyolung(6511m/21362ft), Number(6957m/22825ft), passing the Tibetan Himalayan ridgeline and approaching Kathmandu watching the LangtangLirung(7234m/23734ft), Shisha Pangma and many more. Our Everest Heli tour with landing tour package offers an unprecedented experience for each traveller.
Amazing Experience of Nepal Mountain Flight
Brace yourself with a bit of determination, proper packing and long walks to explore the wonders of Everest Region before you embark rewarding Everest Helicopter tour. As a trusted Kathmandu to Everest base camp Heli tour service provider, we are here to make your Nepal mountain flight experience amazingly exciting and entertaining. We take care of your needs with utmost accountability. Your safety and comfort are our ultimate priority and arrange everything in a systematic and timely manner.
HIGHLIGHTS OF EVEREST BASE CAMP HELI TREK
• Exhilarating scenic flight (35 minutes) to Tenzing Hillary Lukla Airport(2642m) which has been cited as one of the dangerous airports of the world.
• Explore the Nepalese villages with authentic ethnic Sherpa’s culture and tradition. The butchery free mountain society amazes with their friendly warm hospitality.
• The center of colorful Mani rimdu festival; Tengboche Monastery (3860m)welcomes with their monks, artistic murals and incenses smell all around.
• Walks along forest of Rhododendron, oaks and Pines forest to the alpine flat grassland where you can spot Pheasants and Yaks occasionally.
• Most panoramic view of Mt.Everest, Cho Oyu(8188m/26906ft), Makalu(8485m/27766ft), Lhotse(8516m/27940ft) and other smaller but competing peaks all around from Kalapathar(5545m/18500ft).
• Savor the majestic Himalayan vistas, icefalls, glaciers and moraines flying over them on comfortable helicopter’s seat from Gorak Shep to Kathmandu.
BEST TIME FOR EVEREST BASE CAMP HELI TREK
The mesmerizing weather at Everest is ready to welcome visitors all year round but Autumn season(September-October-November ) and Spring season(February-March-May) are the most loved ones.
The Autumn has tranquil weather and you witness colorful festival of Mani Rimdu at Tengboche Monastery where the whirling masked dances are performed. The inhabitants celebrates the festival making merry and abundant eating and drinking.
On the next side, the benevolent Spring is revitalizing period of nature. Everest trail completely turns reddish and whitish with Rhododendron and Orchids bloom. Freshest fragrance of wild floras spreads magic in the air.
Winter and Monsoon also has peculiar way of fascinating the trekkers. They reveal the least populated trail. One who yearns for solitude, you have Winter (December –January-February) and Monsoon(June-July-August).
EVEREST BASE CAMP HELI TREK DETAIL ITINERARY
Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu(1300m/4265ft)
At Tribhuvan International Airport, you are received and welcomed by our representatives. Then, you are drop to your hotel and rest of the time you can rest to get rid of jet lag or stroll around the city.
Day 02 : Fly to Lukla(2642m/8668ft – 35 min) and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8700ft- 8Km -3hrs)
Take warm breakfast, and early morning transfer to the airport for exhilarating Lukla flight. After flying above the green hills and perennial rivers, you land on Tenzing Hillary Lukla airport which has been successful in listing itselg in top thrilling airports in the world.
The foot trail begins from Lukla gently dropping to Chaurikharka before wandering around the smiling Sherpa village of Kyangma. Further, the trail proceed to Cheplung(2700m) adorn with numerous teahouses. Continue walking crossing the suspension bridges over rivers, mani walls, rock paintings of Buddha and chortens before passing the village of Chhuthawa(2591m) and winding through forest to Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.
Day 03 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11280ft- 10Km- 6/7 hours)
After siping a hot cup of tea and enjoying breakfast, stride to the Dudh Koshi valley north and beautiful pine forest amazes you. The short climb and descend continues as you cross small rivulets, pass small settlements and meander on through the forests of Rhododendron, Mangolia and Fir. Permits and Cards are checked as you reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. The real mountainous feel greets you as get accompanied by caravans of Yaks and has to walk over long high suspension bridges and zigzag trails to the Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 04 : Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, hike to Everest view hotel (3900m/13000ft-3/4 hours)
The rest or acclimatizing day at Namche Bazaar is must to avoid the symptoms of altitude sickness. Though it’s a rest day, short walks keeps your body habitual to walking. You take short hike to the Everest View hotel after a delicious lunch. You will be rewarded spectacular view of mountains and glimpse of Buddhist influenced society in mountain as you often notice the inscripted stones and Buddhists prayer flags. Return back to Namche Bazaar for overnight stay.
Day 05 : Trek to Tengboche (3870m/12694ft- 8Km – 5/6 hours)
After breakfast, the trail heads following huge mani boulder and memorial chorten to Tenzing Norgay. You get the most awe inspiring views of Himalayan ranges encompassing highest Mt.Everest, south peak Lhotse(8516m/27940ft), the “Matterhorn” Himalaya Ama-Dablam(6812m/22349ft) and many more on backdrops as you walk further to Kyangjuma. Continue paving way to Sanasa and drop gently to the river gazing at the thumb impressive Ama Dablam all along. The cluster of lodges welcomes before you walk through the forest. You shall be lucky to spot some Himalayan Tahr and Musk deer hidden between trees. Enter through the Kani(gateway) to Tengboche situated across the wide ridge decorated with scrub pines and dwarf Rhododendrons. Overnight at Tengboche.
Day 06 : Trek to Dingboche (4360m/14300ft-10Km- 5/6 hours)
Greet your morning with refreshing mountain air and after breakfast, you head through the lovely forest of Rhododendrons and conifers to Debuche. The trail continues passing the chortens, fluttering prayer flags and Rhododendron forest often with Monal pheasants to Pnagboche. The village has oldest monastery of Khumbu region and Hillary School is jewel of the village with a small shrine just above it. Proceed further to the Imja Khola and mountain views teases you time and often as you reach Orsho. The trail winds to small bridge over Khumbu river and Dingboche awaits you after short climb. Overnight at Dingboche.
Day 07 : Trek to Lobuche (4940m/16210ft- 7 Km- 5 hours]
After breakfast, you walk via village of Dusa and incredible landscape is visible with Ama Dablam and Mt. Pumori. Keep your foot striding to a glacial stream at Dughla continuing to Chupi Larka. The magnificent beauty of real Himalayas keeps you busy as you ascend and descend the trail alternatively. The boulders and Cliffside trail adds thrill and Yaks are often on the trail to let you rest for a bit. Make sure to stand at the upper side of trail and your effortful walk to Lobuche treats with hundreds of stars view at night and jaw dropping sunrise view in mountain. Overnight in Lobuche.
Day 08 : Hike to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) & return Gorak Shep(5160m/16930ft) – 15Km- 8 hours]
Rewarding day of the trek begins as you walk trudge following the narrow gap between glacial moraine and mountain wall. You have clearest view of Khumbu glacier and plodding over icefall you make short steep climbs till you finally step at the foot “Roof of the world”;Everest base. The proudest feel of accomplishing the trek overwhelms anybody after a photography break retrace back to Gorak Shep for overnight stay.
Day 09 : Hike to Kalapathar (5545m/18192ft) & return Gorak Shep to fly back to Kathmandu on a Chartered helicopter
Kalapathar is the best vantage point of Everest region. The panoramic exhibition of the mountain ranges all around is what every travelers heart can never forget. Snow giants smile to you for every effort you make. The golden sunrays inches down the majestic peaks and heart throbbing look of mountain bride is displayed. After savoring the breathtaking views , trek back to Gorak Shep and plunge yourself in helicopter seat for thrilling flight over Himalayas.
Watch the most epic portrait of nature into whitish snow and gigantic rocks from the sky named as Makalu, Nuptse, Pumori, Mt.Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu , and several smaller peaks. The helicopter lands in Kathmandu from where you are transferred to your hotel. You can rest of the day and we treat you farewell dinner with the most authentic Nepalese cuisine in restaurant.
Day 10 : Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination
The adventurous Everest trek cum tour ends with lifetime memories. You are picked up from your hotel and transfer to the international airport few hours prior to your scheduled flight to your onward destination.
FOOD, ACCOMMODATION AND DRINKING WATER IN EVEREST BASE CAMP HELI TREK
Everest Region has been a touristic destination for a century now. Definitely, the food and accommodations facilities concern the trekkers and climbers. Well, you will be overwhelmed to find a various option for the meals and overnight stay.
The ecstatic Everest region displays numbers of tea houses which offer basic touristic services to luxurious stay. We arrange your stay in 3 stars Hotel in Kathmandu and during the Everest Base Camp Trek you shall stay in comfortable and clean teahouses along the trail.
The Teahouses in Everest are ideal spot for overnight and to peep at the lifestyle of local Sherpa. Most tea houses at lower altitude provide private room with twin sharing, hot shower and continental delicacies. The group travelers are more likely to share room with same gender. At higher altitude, You shall be happy to find every kind of food items in the menu. Chinese, Continental, and authentic Nepalese cuisine turns your Everest trek to amazing food haunting journey. Specially, every tea houses serve Soups and Sherpa Stew along with other items.
Do remember that, Khumbu region is Buddhist influenced settlement and is butchery free. The meat are flown and carried in open basket to higher altitude. Thus, relishing the vegetarian dishes helps you more to stay fit during the trek. Also, the price of the food is proportional to the height of place. The costs goes higher and higher as you climb the altitude.
The drinking water taps are encounter along the trail at times but we do not recommend you to drink from tap. You can pay some extra dollars at tea houses for boiled water or use chlorine tablets before drinking.
Carry own toiletries with some extra rolls of toilet papers as well to avoid oneself from panicking in mountain. You can also carry some snacks, chocolate bars and nuts to quench instant hunger on trail.
WEATHER AND CLIMATE AT EVEREST BASE CAMP
The mighty mountain ranges of Everest region definitely boast a varying weather condition. What is best to be done all time of the year is to have a warm clothes packing and collect some information about weather before venturing into journey.
Have a glimpse of weather at Everest in different time of the year:
Year begins in Everest with chill of January. Winter season extends from December to February. You can expect the temperature to go as below as -10°C at day and at night to -15°C. The cold wind blows, which is called “SIRETO”. Despite the coldness, the trails are crowd free and crystal clear views of mountains are worth the effort.
From late February to May, wonderful spring season visits Nepal. The greenery and warmth of nature revives and trails become extremely alluring. The temperature normally ranges above 15°C at day and at night it won’t go below -8°C at extreme. The right temperature and sunny days just makes it suitable for comfortable trek.
Summer season/Monsoon Season(April-August)
The late April welcomes sunny summer time but along that Monsoon hits Nepal. The seasonal rainfall occurs mostly in eastern part during Monsoon. The Everest trails are likely to be damp but tranquil. The blend of summer with monsoon keeps the temperature warm in spite of rainfall. The temperature ranges from 20°C-25°C at day and at night drops to -5°C-(-3°C).
Autumn season (September-November)
The trails of Everest Base camp gets busiest in autumn. Autumn season lasts to November from September. Not only temperature and environment suits the trek but also the country lives the biggest festive celebration of Dashain in autumn. You can expect the temperature to range from 12°C- 20°C at daytime and 3°C-(-7°c) at night.
PERMITS FOR EVEREST BASE CAMP HELI TREK
Trekkers in Nepal are obliged to acquire the permits:
• Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card). The card is mandatory for your safety purpose.
• Sagarmatha National Park Permit is also required as you trail into conserved World Heritage Sites of Sagarmatha National Park.
• Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality entrance card.
Breakfree Adventures arranges all the permits and entrance card for clients.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK?
Trails of Everest do not stand in need of some technical climb and over strenuous activities but it is also not a walk in park.
You certainly should not be an Olympic athlete for Everest Base Camp Trek; just reasonable fitness level from any age groups can owe the trails of Everest Trek with determination and proper preparation.
Precisely, you need to adapt your body for longer walks, ascend and descend. Here are few ways to make the Everest trek easier:
• It will be much helpful if you do few short treks before venturing into trek to Everest Base Camp in your home country before the trek.
• Taking stairs instead of elevator and opting for walks are also beneficial for boasts yours walking habit.
• Have a proper knowledge about altitude gain and go for the itinerary with acclimatization days.
• Consult your doctor if you have illness related to lungs and heart before being a part of Everest Base Camp Trek. Also, inform about your health to the company while booking the trip.
• Carry medications like Dymox which is recommended to reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness.
• Have a proper knowledge about weather and trail condition before the trek. During the trek also keep yourself updated with weather forecast.
• You must keep your body hydrated during the trek. Drink plenty of water and keeping the pace slow is key to avoid the altitude sickness.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
Be aware that Everest Trek and Tour is operated in the remote and alpine trails. We keep your safety on our top priority and trip can have changes based on weather condition, occurrence of natural disasters and health condition of the travelers.
For your safety concern, our representatives owe the authority to re route or plan trail ahead. Thus, you must be prepared for the flexible itinerary and should have some spare days.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have never trekked before. Can I do it?
Ans: You can. There are many stories where people have absolutely owed the trail without experience also but you must have great determination, proper preparations and packing.
Will there be power at the tea houses? How about charging batteries?
Ans: In lower regions of the Everest trail, you won’t have problem charging mobiles and batteries 24/7 but as you go higher it is difficult to have a regular power supply. So carry spare batteries and at higher altitude it cost to charge the devices.
Do I need Insurance?
Ans: Absolutely, you must have insurance. Pick the best insurance before venturing into the trek as the Everest trek is prone to altitude sickness and physical insurance. Do remember to get the insurance of below 6000m for trekking.
What kind of snacks should I take?
Ans: Carbohydrates are friends in trek as they fall in energy giving category. Carry fair numbers of chocolate bars, nuts and juice powder. Specially, Mars bars and other dark chocolates are common in trekkers backpack.
What kind of clothing is required for the EBC heli trek?
Ans: Your trek clothes must include windproof jacket, down jacket, thermal leggings and tops, full T-shirts, fleece, scarf, hat, sunglasses and gloves. You can come along the clothes or you can buy at Thamel shops. Do remember to have comfortable trekking shoes as well.
What kind of meals do we get during the Everest Base Camp heli trek? Is it organic, hygienic?
Ans: Tea houses and lodges along the trail serve Chinese, Continental and authentic Nepalese cuisine. Daal Bhat Tarkari, soups, noodles, pasta, porridge and potato delicacies are common. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals are available but we recommend going for vegetarian dish as meat in Everest region has carried to from distant since the region is butchery free.
Is there any mountain sickness problems?
Ans: Our itinerary is fully tailored with acclimatization days and walking hours are average to avoid altitude sickness symptoms. In addition, our guides are extra careful about your health and safety. You must keep your pace slow and drink plenty of water. Also, inform our guides in case you feel unease in body.
How fit I have to be to participate in this Everest trek fly out by helicopter?
Ans: Everest Base Camp trek is accomplishable with reasonable fitness. The trek does not demand technical climbs and extreme strenuous activities. Thus, determination, reasonable fitness and preparation are sufficient to make trek doable. Practice long walks or do short trek in your country before the Everest base camp trek.
What is the maximum group size for Everest Heli Trek?
Ans: The maximum group size for Everest Heli trek is 14 people for operating the trek effectively.
What kind of accommodation is expected while trekking to EBC fly out by helicopter?
Ans: Clean rooms with single or twin beds are arranged in local tea houses and lodges. You get quilt or blankets.
How about my trekking guide?
Ans: We have experienced and responsible guides working with us for years. They are well aware about safer trails, better accommodation and best food services. They are government recognized guides and are well trained in mountain first aid.
Where can I store my luggage before trek?
Ans: Hotels let you store your luggage for free. Just select the necessary items and pack for Everest trek, after returning from trek you can claim for the luggage in Hotel.
Do I get to shower while on trek?
Ans: The places like Lukla and Namche Bazaar has hot shower facilities while in other part of the trail you get bucket hot water in some dollars ranging from US$3-4.
Can I use credit card while trekking?
Ans: In Kathmandu, obviously you can but it will be much wise to carry cash during the Everest trek since ATMs in Lukla and Namche Bazaar might sometime run out of cash.
How about drinking water?
Ans: We suggest you to carry purification tablets or you can also ask the tea houses to boil water for some extra dollars.
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