Everest Base Camp Trekking - Helicopter FlightEverest Base Camp Trekking - Helicopter Flight

Everest Base Camp Trekking - Helicopter Flight

Highlights
  • An enjoyable adventure with daily views of world highest peaks with Mt. Everest 
  • Experience treks to Everest base camp and flying in chopper with amazing views
  • Explore Sherpa villages interwoven with interesting culture of Buddhism
  • Within high Sagarmatha National Park listed in World Heritage Sites
  • Climb to scenic view point on top Kalapathar for stunning mountain scenery

‘Enjoy the experience and adventure standing beneath towering Mt. Everest’

Everest base camp trekking by Helicopter flight is another way of enjoying the adventure around the high terrains of Khumbu Valley. A perfect mode to reach the world’s highest peak base camp, Mt. Everest. Then I returned to Kathmandu in the comfort of a spacious Helicopter to complete the major highlights of the adventure.

Everest base camp trekking with Helicopter flight, provided by Explorer Adventurer, to make it easier for trekkers. For those who have limited time in Nepal and yet the dreams and urge to be on the foot; of number one Mt. Everest.

Suitable for all types of visitors saving time and enjoying the treks in a short duration time frame. The whole trek to Everest base camp and back to Lukla takes about 11 to 12 days. But taking the option of Helicopter Service can complete the treks within 8 to 9 days. Saves time and energy as well to experience different aspects by air facing the whole of the Khumbu region.

Adventure of a great difference, which allows trekkers to reach the base of Mt. Everest. As well as a climb of the famous Kalapathar Hill for closet views of Mt. Everest with adjoining towering peaks. Then finally completing the adventure, taking a chopper to Kathmandu overlooking spectacular views of the Himalayan range.

Everest base camp trekking with a Helicopter return flight, begins after flying in a normal scheduled flight to Lukla. The walk proceeds through several traditional villages lined with Buddhism prayer walls, the main religion of the Sherpa.

The trail follows the Dudh Koshi River, crossing high bridges, and then finally climbing up to the famed Namche Bazaar. Enjoying a day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization with time to explore the local culture amidst stunning mountain scenery. The adventure continues on a wide scenic trail through a lovely forest of rhododendron and pine trees reaching atop Tengboche.

One of the most picturesque locations around the Himalayas, facing the grand vista of Everest with an array of snow peaks. Tengboche is also famous for its majestic-looking monastery of great cultural and religious interest. The walk advances heading towards the higher mountainous zone past Pangboche village and Dingboche and Lobuche to Gorakshep. The last settlement with lodge and restaurants, located en route Everest base camp and high Kalapathar rocky hill.

Finally, the adventure reaches the main goal and highlights at Everest base camp, enclosed by giant peaks. Amidst remorseless fields of moraine, ice, and glaciers similar to arctic landscapes with close views of massif Khumbu Ice-Fall. On completing the main target of the journey, the next adventure takes you on a steep climb on top of Kalapathar Hill.

A famous, popular spot for close views of Mt. Everestand the surrounding giant peaks of Lhotse, Nuptse, Lingtrin, and Pumori.

After a great wonderful experience, walk down to Gorakshep for an exciting panoramic flight on a helicopter to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu our marvelous adventure Everest base camp trekking with Helicopter flight concludes.

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Itinerary

On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city.

First check into your hotel rooms to get refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Everest Base Camp trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.
 

    Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half-day or full day.

    After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day flight to Lukla for the Everest base camp trek.
     

      Early morning depart for flight to Lukla on reaching at Kathmandu domestic airport, where short and scenic flight in a small aircraft takes you to land at Lukla, during 30 minutes facing panorama of Himalayan peaks with Mt. Everest, then plane lands at Lukla airport known as Tenzing & Hillary airport.

      From Lukla few hours walks downhill past many Sherpa farm villages with views of Kwangde and Kusum Khanguru peaks, then reach first overnight stop at Phakding in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge by Dudh Kosi River.

        Today walk leads to the famous Namche Bazaar where altitude gains as walk progresses, morning walk starts following the river and crossing several times to reach Monjo village near Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here walking on river valley and gorge-covered within nice woodland of tall rhododendron-pines and fir trees.

        After crossing a high last bridge with few hours climb to Namche Bazaar with stunning views of Everest-Lhotse and Kongde peaks. Namche Bazaar at 4,440 m high an ideal place for rest day to acclimatize, the main town/village of Khumbu where a colorful and exciting Saturday market takes place once a week.

          A necessary rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization, before heading to higher country a perfect altitude and a nice place for a free day at the height of 3,440 m high. 

          At Namche options for various scenic hikes as well to view points where one can take a walk on top of Namche for grand views of Mt. Everest-Amadablam and other ranges of peaks, afternoon explore the streets and shops, Namche is also a place where colorful and busy Saturday Market held once a week.

            From Namche on gradual scenic wide path and then short downhill to Imjatse River at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, afternoon climb within rhododendrons, pines, fir forest with great views of snowcapped mountains.

            After hours of good climb reach at Tengboche Monastery, rewards you with marvelous views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kantega, Thermasarkhu, Kwangde with majestic face of Amadablam, afternoon time for tour interesting monastery and witness monks and priest on prayer in serene environment.

              Morning walk downhill to Imjatse River, crossing over a bridge walk into an open area where tree lines fades for short juniper and  rhododendron bushes, climb for to Pangboche village at 3,900 meters. 

              A last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here slow climb to Somara for lunch and then climb to Dingboche village for overnight stop, located on a scenic Imjatse valley with excellent views of Amadablam and Island Peak.

                Another good rest day for acclimatization as elevation gets higher, Dingboche a fine place for leisure hike and walks around where a climb up to a hill offers tremendous scenery of peaks with Mt. Makalu towards east horizon.

                Enjoying scenic excursion with afternoon free to catch up with your dairy and relax marveling the views of Amadablam North Face with other giant mountains.
                 

                  From Dingboche walk climbs to a ridge marked with prayer flags and Stupas, then walking on nice gradual uphill facing marvelous scenery to reach at a small place in Thugla where Khumbu glaciers melts into a torrential river.

                  A perfect place for rest and lunch stop, where afternoon walks leads to a steep climb at Thugla hill a place with memorials of unfortunate climbers who died on climbs around mountains of Khumbu and Everest. Walk continues for another few hours on nice gradual up to Lobuche for overnight stop, a place with several nice lodges with views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.

                    Today a great walk towards our main highlight and final destinations to reach Everest Base Camp, as morning walk leads on open wide valley with slow climb to reach above Khumbu glaciers, walking past moraine dunes reaching at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges on the junction of Everest base camp and Kalapatthar route.

                    Gorakshep was a base camp of Everest expeditions in early 1950’s to late 1970’s before the route was made further away to present base camp. From Gorakshep few hours walk over moraine and glacier to reach our ultimate destination at base camp with sweeping views of giant peaks of Nuptse-Lo la, Nuptse with notorious huge Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers.

                    In high mountaineering season this place will be active with climbers and crews with many camps set on top of moraine and glaciers. After a grand time then head back to Gorakshep for highest overnight stop of the adventure with fantastic memories of the day walks to Everest base camp.
                     

                      Morning an early as possible climb on top Kalapathar at the height of 5,545 m high, the highest spot of the adventure where you will be surrounded by glorious panorama of mountains with Mt. Everest at mere distance, after a great exciting time descend to Gorakshep for breakfast.

                      At Gorakshep our trekking adventure completes on taking a helicopter sweeping flight to reach back at Kathmandu facing super views of mountain range all the way till it land at Kathmandu.

                      On reaching Kathmandu domestic airport transfer to your hotel with free afternoon to relax after a great and wonderful time on Everest Base Camp Trekking and on Helicopter flight back. 

                        Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Everest Base Camp trekking with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

                          Route Map

                          Everest Base Camp Trekking - Helicopter Flight map
                          What's Included
                          • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
                          • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B 
                          • all domestic flight Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu 
                          • Helicopter flight from Gropship to Kathmandu. 
                          • Government license holder guide 
                          • 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 on twin sharing basis 
                          • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
                          • Local Entrance fee  for entering to the khumbu valley 
                          • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
                          • Government taxes and official expenses.
                          What's not Included
                          • All food pay your self  during the trek  
                          • Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
                          • Tips for porters ($70-100) and guides ($80-100)
                          • Nepal Visa ($50)
                          • Insurance (must include emergency evacuation by helicopter, check worldnomads.com
                          • Food and drinks ($20-30 per day)
                          • In some places: hot water, wifi, battery charging - $2-5
                          • Drinking water, price depends on altitude (linear regression)

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                          Trip DateMay 21, 2024 - Jun 01, 2024
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                          Useful Information

                          Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

                          Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

                          Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

                          Guide and Porters for 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking - Helicopter Flight Return: 

                          On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

                          All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

                          Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

                          Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

                          Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

                          Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

                          High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

                          Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

                          To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

                          The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

                          On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

                          Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

                          In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

                           What to Bring During Everest Base Camp Trekking - Helicopter Flight Return?

                          **- can be bought in Kathmandu

                          Clothing and footwear

                          • trekking boots (should be warm, waterproof, breathable, cover and fix the ankle)
                          •  sports sandals with a closed toe or sneakers.
                          •  flip flops , Sun cap , Wool or fleece hat , 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin, 1 thick,}
                          • Bandana or neckerchief ,  Fleece jackets (1 thin, 1 thick) .
                          • Thermal underwear (merino wool!), preferably 2 sets (one for walking, the other for sleeping), buy at home.
                          • Trekking socks - several pairs (there is a limited possibility of washing)
                          •  Quick-drying sports T-shirts (e.g. Polartec PowerDry) - 2 pcs. or more.
                          •  Down jacket , Windstopper , Windproof warm jacket with hood.
                          • Trekking trousers ,  Warm synthetic pants like ski pants , Rain poncho.
                          • Sun Screen Cream , Sunglasses ,  Trekking pole , Water bottle.

                          Equipment for 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking - Helicopter Flight Return:

                          * Duffel bags for trek will be perovided on Day 2 should be returned after the trek is over.

                          *Backpack 20-30 liters with rain cover (optionally with drinking system)

                          *Sleeping bag (comfort temperature around -5 C). On the upper lodges they usually provide woolen blankets. You can rent a sleeping bag in       Kathmandu, $1-2 per day.

                          *A good quality headlight with new batteries and a spare set of batteries.

                           *Sunglasses (category 3-4) + hard case , Trekking poles , Thermos 0.5-1 liter.

                          *Sealed packaging for documents and money , Sitting mat (optionally), Power bank.

                          *A roll of dense garbage bags 50 liters. You will pack your items in it when you put them in a duffel bag to protect them from moisture and dust.

                          Personal usage 

                          > Towel (light and quick-drying)  - Washing accessories - Disinfection wipes

                          >Antibacterial gel - Moisturizing hand cream - Sun cream with a high factor

                          >Lip balm with sun protection - Reusable water bottle - Snacks, nuts, chocolate

                          Everest Base Camp Trekking - Helicopter Flight FAQs

                          • The Helicopter that operates on mountainous region of Nepal Himalayas, is Euro copter AS 350 Squirrel. Including Ecureuil helicopters are certified to fly above 2,300 feet / 7,010 m high.

                            AS Euro copter AS 350 and Ecureuil models are most efficient and reliable for mountainous region like in Nepal Himalayas. The helicopter normally accommodates a maximum number of 5 adult passengers only. Subjective to high altitude and temperature on the landing site.

                          • Certainly it does flies on time to pick us on time, but it depends upon the weather sometimes. If the morning and day is overcast and much windy it will be difficult for Helicopter to land sometimes. Normally the Helicopter does flies on scheduled time, as the Helicopter companies are very competitive. More efficient means getting more passengers and business for them.

                          • Depending upon the seasons of trekking around the Himalayas, the best is spring from March to May. The next best time is autumn / fall starts from September to November.

                            During these seasons the weather is fine and clear for views and walks as well for the flight. Sometimes the weather can be unfavorable and unpredictable, even in the best time of the season.

                            Nevertheless most of the days fine and sunny with clear blue sky, but can be windy around higher altitudes and exposed valleys.

                          • It will be a smaller Helicopter with spacious seating for a maximum 5 passengers if the number of guests is above 5 people. The pilot will make a shuttle dropping passengers at Lukla and flying back to collect other passengers. In the end, all passengers can enjoy the flight back to Kathmandu, as in Lukla where other helicopters are stationed. The cost of sharing the helicopter is completely done as per the flying hours and number of pa

                          • Yes, interested people can land at Lukla stay overnight and fly on a normal daily flight back to Kathmandu.

                            But one has to inform the Explorer Adventurer well in advance on booking for this trip. As well can also be done on the first arrival in Kathmandu before the trek departures.

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