EBC Helicopter Tour -Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Return

TYPOLOGIES

Cultural

+ 2
DIFFICULTY

Medium

MIN. AGE

18 years

Trip Highlights:

EBC Helicopter Tour - Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Return is an adventurous as well as comfortable journey covering all the Himalaya views in Khumbu region and making a way back through helicopter. The trek starts after catching a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

 

Kalapatthar is the highest point to stand on during Everest Base Camp trek which is about 5,545 meter. The top of the viewpoint uncover the charm of big Himalayas such as Mount Everest (8,848 meters/29,029 feet), Nupste (7,861m/25,791 ft), Changtse (7,580m/24,862 ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27940 ft) appears to be smaller. When the morning sunrise hits the mystic mountains, the astonishing view makes the trip worth it.

 

The best thing about returning from helicopter is the amazing view of mountains can be seen by flying from the top. In addition to this, one can save their number of holidays for next trip, it is enjoyable for people who do not want to return the same way after getting into the destination. However, it's more costly than normal trip of EBC but once the trip is taken the remarkable scene of Himalaya and the enchanting khumbu regionis worth the cost.

 

The unique culture and tradition of this place itself is an amazing thing that pleases the travellers. Tengboche monastery, the oldest Sherpa celibate monastery, traditional crafts, lifestyle of Sherpa and monks is one of the interesting portions you encounter during the adventure.

 

The rare kind of flora and fauna of this Himalaya region consists about 118 species of birds such as Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, red-billed cough, some rare mammal species including musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear and red panda can be spotted on the way.

Trip Introduction:

The wish to gather every taste of the Himalayas in Khumbu by filling up the trip with both utmost adventure and optimum comfort can only be accomplished through the Everest Base Camp trek with heli return. The forested valleys, different cultures, traditions, many snow-capped mountains passing by the way along and every footsteps towards the Everest itself adds the utmost signifance in travelling history. The fantasy of experiencing world's spectacular mountains, breathing taking view of the atmosphere and topography, escapade trekking and homely returning from a single specific setting comes to be real.

 

Everest is the dream for trekkers where climbing above 5,000 meters leads to the base camp. The Tenzing Hillary Airport which is a small airstrip at Lukla situated at the altitude of 2, 860 meter from sea level is where the trekking starts from. The trekkers are assisted by guides, porters and also several community people through the way. Various group of people all the way along makes the journey more fascinating. This trekking touches the main site of the Himalaya region such as- Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep and Kalapatthar. Namche bazaar, a beautifully crafted Himalayan town which is nestled along the crescent shaped hill slopes makes the walk more intense. "Hall of fame" gallery of Sherpas who submitted Everest, Photos of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay (first climbers to reach at the peak) of Sherpa Museum at Namche Bazaar and due many other significant things, this place is considered as the administrative centre and historical capital of the Khumbu region. Other major places like Tenboche, Dingboche and Gorakshepare where the travellers gets opportunity see the big picture of ancient Tibetan crafts, traditional housing, clothing and enjoy the social gathering. Kalapathar (5,545m/18,187ft) where the Himalayas secrets are crystalline, the visitor can catch a sight of mountains above 8,000 meters and 6,000 meters. Some of them are are Mount Everest (8,848 meters/29,029 feet), Nupste (7,861m/25,791 ft), Changtse (7,580m/24,862 ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27940 ft).Passing through the dynamic landscapes and thriving flora and fauna, the Sagarmatha National Park offers quality time to discover the colourful Rhododendron flowers, Juniper trees, wide variety of wildlife including more than 118 species birds, rarely seen species such as snow leopard and red panda and many other species of animals. Each enchanting steps direct towards the secret beauty of Mount Everest and many immense mountains.

 

After a way from Kalapattahr to Gorakship, an exciting tour above the mountains through the scenic helicopter flight to taste every flavour of trip and viewing the land of Himalayas at extreme pleasant creates a perfect tour. The cost out of these entire excursions is undoubtedly worthwhile. No matter if someone has got shorter holidays or wants to cover the maximum places in short duration, this package provides the marvellous trip to the mighty land that a traveller ever imagines.

TOUR MAP

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel.

Our representatives would receive and welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. From the airport, you may opt to transfer to any hotel or resort, check in to your chosen room and have some relaxation until evening, where we would go for a brief of your trip.

Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your request.

Meal includes: Breakfast. We prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

Day 02 Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu/preparation for the trek

Once you have your breakfast in the morning, our professional tour guides would take you to experience sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City. Here, we visit some cultural heritage sites, as mentioned in UNESCO. These include-

Swoyambhunath


Swoyambhunath is a famous yet the oldest Stupa of Buddhist religion belonging to Kathmandu valley. The spot acts as a beautiful abode for large numbers of monkeys, because of which tourists and local area people call it the Monkey Temple.

Pashupatinath


Pashupatinath acts as a holy pilgrimage for Hindu Crematorium and Hindus, where you may watch cremated dead bodies of Hindu people in a unique way across the world. In addition, you may come across individuals with matted locks, ash rubbed bodies and dreaded looks, which are obviously typical looks of Sadhus or Hindu Holy Men.

Boudhanath


Boudhanath makes up the biggest temple of Buddha religion across the world. In addition, it is a famous site belonging to Tibetan Buddhism, where one can visit famous monasteries and watch large numbers of Holy Monks engaged in chanting and following rituals across the respective temple.

Patan Darbar Square


Patan Darbar Square is a royal palace of medieval period, which has gained recognition as the city of unique yet fine artworks. Here, we would get the finest examples of stone and metal carvings back towards 14th century and simultaneously, amazing architecture of Nepal.

Day 03 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (45 min flight) & Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640m/8659ft) (3 hrs trek)

We would have breakfast as early as possible and later on, drive towards airport for flight towards Lukla at about 2,800 meters of height, recognized as the gateway towards the Mount Everest region accompanied with the professional trekking guide.

Once we move on the flight, we could enjoy various stunning beauties present in rugged foothills providing the way towards snowline comprising the Majestic Himalayan region. Now, you could get views of worldwide famous and highest mountains. These include Makalu V, Lhotse IV, Kanchenjunga III and various other snow capped mountains.

After your adventurous flight for a period of about half an hour, you could land in Lukla and view the respective beautiful yet scenic mountain town of the famous Everest Region. Here, we walk for 4 hours to reach Phakding village cum mountain town. By, following descending walk, you could pass from Dudh Koshi River and later on, you would reach at Phakding Village for staying in the overnight.

Day 04 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) (5-6 Hrs Trek)

Initial part of today’s trek would take you usually on gradual uphill and flat trails across the famous Dudh Koshi River towards the suspension bridge of Hillary. Followed by this point, We experience steep uphill walk for the first time during your Everest trail. During this period, you could view outstanding beauties of the famous Namche Bazaar and Namche town.

On your way towards the town of Namche, you will get an opportunity of viewing a few of the famous Himalayan peaks, which include Khumblia, Cholatsem, Thamserku and Tabuche recognized as sacred mountains. These mountains also have the major role to protect the entire Khumbu glacier region and other nearby mountains.

Day 05 A day for rest at Namche Bazaar - for acclimatization.

We would have our rest day in the Namche Bazaar and thereby prepare ourselves for acclimatisation. Here, we would hike to the viewpoint of Everest for a period of about two hours in the uphill and get panoramic views of Amadablam, Nuptse and Mount Everest, along with other mountain peaks of Himalayas. On the other side, we would hike in the downward direction towards the Namche town to spend remaining hours of the day by exploring the locals of Namche Bazaar.

Day 06 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m/12683ft) (5-6 Hrs Trek)

Our trek on this day would start from Namche Bazaar towards Tyangboche. Initially, we have to walk on the mountain flat and downhill trails towards Phungi Thanga for a period of about four hours. Later on, we should go for a steep walk for two and half hours to reach at the famous Tyangboche, where you could view the footprints of an ancient yogi of Tibet named Milarepa.

Day 07 Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m/13972ft) (5-6 Hrs Trek)

By paving your trail from Diboche, We cross Imja Khola towards Pangboche and Dingboche i.e. destinations of today’s trek. While you walk across flat regions of Nepal by following both down and up trails sometimes, you will experience enchanting views comprising various snow-capped mountains luring you to get further close to Mount Everest. After following a trail of about 5 to 6 hours, you would get stay opportunity in a mountain lodge.

Day 08 Acclimatization. Side trip from Dingboche. Overnight at Dingboche

After you reach at such a high altitude, your body requires some time to adjust with the weather. Because of this, we have included one day of rest at Dingboche and allow you to acclimatize to the climatic condition of high altitude. However, instead of sitting idle, we would encourage you to ascend the nearby hill that remains behind Dingboche, for which you require only hours to reach at its top.

Day 09 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m/16170ft) (5-6 Hrs Trek)

On this trekking day, we walk on the pace across Himalayan trails and get further steps towards the base camp of worldwide highest mountain peak. By walking for about 5 hours, you will view memorials of Dughla pass and thereby reach to the nearby beautiful village of the mountain region named Lobuche to get an overnight stay.

Day 10 Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m/16990ft) then trek to Everest Base Camp (5380m/17646ft) and back to Gorakshep (7-8 Hrs Trek)

Here, we would have a long day trekking trail towards Gorashep, checking in to the nearby lodge and walk across the base camp. Later on, we would return to Gorakshep for staying at night. Despite of a long trek, it would give you tons of excitements, as the trek would give you the opportunity to stay at base camp. We walk across the highest located glacier worldwide i.e. Khumbu Glacier and cross another Changri Glacier while walking ahead to Gorakshep for staying during the nighttime.

Day 11 Morning Hike up to KalaPatthar (5545m/18187ft) back to Gorakshep. Fly back to Kathmandu by Helicopter flight

We wake up very early to reach Kalapattar, recognized as the highest point of the entire trek i.e. at about 5545 meters. Best thing about the place is that it provides you with magnificent views of the famous and worldwide tallest Mount Everest and various other mountain peaks belonging to the Himalayan Mountain Range. Later on, we would hike down further towards Gorakshep. Finally, after having breakfast, we would walk down towards Pheriche or Lobuche and fly back with the helicopter to capital city of Nepal i.e. Kathmandu.

Day 12 Free day at leisure

On this day, we will explore the main parts of Kathmandu valley along with shopping mall and we will organize a farewell dinner with Adventure Mountain Team.

Day 13 Final departure. Drop to airport as per flight schedule.

We would make sure to transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport, so you could go for your final departure and take memorable moments associated with your entire Mount Everest Helicopter tour.