Everest Base camp Heli Trek - 11 days

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    Helicopter Tours are very common nowadays in Nepal. The terrain of Nepal has made it very difficult for some travelers to reach the desired destination. However, walking and getting firsthand experience of Nepal’s glorious places is completely satisfying. For most of the travelers’ continuous walking journey might be arduous. Therefore, Heli Trek concept is perfect as it has both walking and helicopter tour in one single package.

    • Everest Region Helicopter Tour
    • Everest Base Camp
    • Sunrise at Kalapathar
    • Sherpa Villages
    • Green Lush Forests & Rivers
    • Glaciers and Moraines
    • Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla
    • Suspension Bridges
    • Over 2 dozens of Mountain Vistas

Everest Heli Trek – Ultimate Khumbu Expedition

Everest base camp Heli Trek in Nepal is a unique way of exploring the entire Khumbu Region on a single trip. It is widely popular nowadays. We present the best itinerary which covers almost every popular region around Everest Base Camp Trek trail.

The journey to Everest never fails to instill the momentous travel tale of your lifetime. It has every aspect of traveling be it the adventure or be it the regal travel style.

After an amazing sunrise at Kalapathar trekkers return back to Lukla on a Helicopter via Gokyo Route. Therefore, every penny spent on this trip is worth millions.

Both the natural (mountains, rivers, forests & hills) and cultural attractions (monasteries & Sherpa Villages) along with the helicopter tour make the trip sumptuous.

Trip Difficulty

Everest Base camp Heli Trek was created to reduce the arduousness during Everest Base Camp Trek. Every year thousands of trekkers need to be airlifted because of altitude sickness or tiredness. However, the heli trek concept helps to reduce the chance of altitude sickness both physically and mentally.
Altitude sickness, according to some experts is mental issue as well. If you are going to high altitude places, you are mentally concerned about the level of oxygen. This itinerary allows trekkers to take their time while ascending. The return trip is in the Helicopter so there won’t be rush to finish the trek within the stipulated time. Gradual ascend helps trekker to avoid excessive tiredness and allow them to have plenty of time to acclimatize.
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Difficulty of Everest Base Camp Trek

The trail is moderate if planned well. Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks always knits the best itinerary for our valued clients. Our itinerary is prepared by the travel planners who have 2 decades of experience in the field of Nepal Trekking. It ensures the high success rate.
Trekkers reach as high as 5545 m (Kalapathar) during the trek. The maximum change in the altitude is about 300 m – 450 m. Gradual ascent, sound planning and proper acclimatization activities make it worth trying without the fear of altitude sickness.
The trail after Lobuche runs through rocky terrain and moraines which are difficult but other places are smooth. The trail is organized and has numerous amenities for the support of the trekkers. Therefore, the current status of the trail cannot be termed as difficult but it is moderate.

Accommodation and Meal

Everest region of Nepal is sumptuous. There are plethora of teahouses and lodges. As the number of trekkers in the region is high there are different styles of accommodation. One can get a variety of the services according to the budget.
Until the trekkers reach Tengboche, there are high choices ranging from luxury to basic lodging. However, beyond Tengboche every trekker has to stay in the limited teahouses. As the altitude rises the lodging facility becomes more basic. However, there are new teahouses with attached bathrooms and free internet which was earlier needed to pay.
Regarding the meals’ availability there are numerous menu choices. The agency however recommends you to have soupy and basic food along with plenty of water. There are various cuisines which you can order for the meal like continental, Chinese, local and Indian. Heed the instructions of the trekking guide while choosing the menu items as you might end up paying high for the food items which are cheaper in city areas. The places are inaccessible and all the food items need to be carried either by helicopter or mule. Therefore, it is expensive. The best solution is to book the full board package so that your agency takes care of everything.

Side Trips To Everest Base Camp Heli Trek 

There are numerous trekking routes you can add along to your Everest Base Camp Trekking. The most famous one is the Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Trek. It takes trekkers to the blue turquoise lake valley of Gokyo once you cross the Chola Pass which is in between Lobuche and Gokyo.
Everest Three High Passes Trek, Renjo La Trek, Amadablam Base Camp Trek and Everest View Trek are a few examples of side trips you can make.

Current Trail Condition

Trail conditions on Everest Base Camp Trail are absolute. It is very organized and untainted. There is no road accessibility has resulted in mystic walking adventure. Most of the trekking trails of Nepal are being destroyed by haphazard planning and road constructions. The best example is the Annapurna Circuit Trek. However, the EBC Trek trail is still intact. The local government and people have not allowed the road to be constructed beyond Lukla. Therefore, it is the most untainted walking trail of Nepal.

Best Time to Visit Everest Base Camp Trek 

Nepal Trekking is possible throughout the year. However, the best window for the trekkers to visit Nepal for the walking holiday is spring and autumn season. During this season blooming flowers and clear make it fascinating for the trekkers.
Moreover, trekking is to have the perfect vista and clear weather. Months of March – May and September – November are relatively clearer. The chance of cancellation is very low. If you are planning to do Everest Base Camp Trekking then these months are ideal choice. You can book your trek according to your holiday plans throughout the year.

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What Can You Expect From this Heli Trek?

Everest base Camp Heli Trek is a unique adventure that combines the thrill of trekking to the base camp of the world's highest mountain with a scenic helicopter ride back to Kathmandu. Here are some things you can expect from this incredible trek:

1:Stunning Scenery: Everest Base Camp Heli Trek offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and other towering peaks. You will also pass through picturesque Sherpa villages and see the beautiful flora and fauna of the region.

2:Trekking Experience: The trek is challenging, but with the help of experienced guides and porters, you can complete it successfully. You will be trekking for about 12 days, covering an average of 10-15 km per day. The trek is graded moderate to difficult and requires a good level of fitness.

3:Helicopter Ride: After reaching Everest Base Camp, you will be picked up by a helicopter for a thrilling ride back to Kathmandu. The helicopter ride offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the Nepalese countryside.

4:Cultural Experience: During the trek, you will pass through several Sherpa villages, where you can experience the unique culture and way of life of the Sherpa people. You will also visit monasteries and museums, gaining a deeper understanding of the local culture and history.

5:Accommodation and Food: Throughout the trek, you will stay in teahouses or lodges, which provide basic accommodation and food. You can expect traditional Nepali and Sherpa dishes, as well as some western-style food.

Best Time, Season and Months 

The best time to do Everest Base Camp Trek Heli Trek is during the pre-monsoon (February to May) and post-monsoon (September to December) seasons.

During the pre-monsoon season (February to May), the weather is generally stable and dry with clear skies, making it an ideal time for trekking. The temperature during this time ranges from 15°C to 20°C during the day and drops to -10°C to -15°C at night, so it is important to pack warm clothes.

During the post-monsoon season (September to December), the skies are clear, and the weather is dry and stable. The temperature during this time ranges from 12°C to 16°C during the day and drops to -5°C to -10°C at night, so it is also important to pack warm clothes.

It is generally not recommended to do Everest Base Camp Trek Heli Trek during the monsoon season (June to August) as the trail can be slippery, and the views may be obscured by clouds and rain.

Prepare for Everest Base Camp Heli Trek out 

Everest base camp Heli Trek is a challenging adventure that requires proper preparation. Here are some important things to keep in mind when preparing for the trek:
1:Physical Fitness: The trek involves several days of hiking at high altitude, so it is important to be in good physical shape. Prior to the trek, you should engage in regular exercise and cardio to improve your endurance and stamina.

2:Gear and Equipment: Proper gear and equipment are essential for a successful trek. You will need sturdy and comfortable hiking boots, warm clothing layers, a down jacket, a sleeping bag, a daypack, a hat, gloves, sunglasses, and a good quality backpack. It is also important to bring a high-quality trekking pole, as it can greatly reduce the strain on your knees and help you maintain balance.

3:Altitude Sickness Prevention: As you ascend to higher elevations, the air becomes thinner, and you may experience altitude sickness. It is important to stay hydrated, eat high-calorie foods, and take regular breaks to acclimate to the altitude. You can also take altitude sickness medication as prescribed by your doctor.

4:Training and Acclimatization: Before starting the trek, it is recommended to spend a few days in Kathmandu to acclimate to the altitude. You can also participate in training hikes to prepare your body for the strenuous trek.

5:Permits and Insurance: You will need to obtain the necessary permits, including the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the TIMS Card, to trek to the region. It is also recommended to purchase travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and helicopter evacuation in case of an emergency.

6:Hiring a Trekking Agency: It is highly recommended to hire a reputable trekking agency that can provide experienced guides, porters, and organize logistics for the trek. A good agency can also help you with permits, insurance, and provide necessary equipment for the trek.

Important Note

We try to depart on the scheduled itinerary, we cannot promise to guarantee fixed departure only in case of flight cancellation, delays. we request you to plan out an extra few days in case the weather does not stay in our favor.  Since your safety is our uttermost priority, we also request you to follow your team leaders and your guides’ since they are trained and experienced in this particular area. We can arrange to occupy your day with adventures and exploration activities to utilize the day.

The weather condition in the Himalayas is also subject to change which can be an obstruction during your travels. Since obstacles are unpredictable, Nepal Adventure pilgrimage Treks & Expedition facilitates our customers to arrange helicopter service if needed (at extra cost). We can arrange helicopter service during the time of flight delays/ cancellation and during personal preferences.  Since helicopters can fly in arduous circumstances compared to airplanes.

Trip Itinerary

Accommodation:3 Stars Hotel in Kathmandu 

Meals: Null

When you arrive at the Tribhuvan international airport terminal, our airport team will be there waiting to greet you. They'll assist you with your luggage and take you to your hotel. Once you've had some time to rest, we'll schedule a meeting with the core team members at our Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage office. Here, we'll introduce you to your trek leader and go over any final preparations needed for your upcoming journey. With the evening free, feel free to explore the lively streets of Thamel and pick up any last-minute items you may need.

Wake up morning then heading to Airport for the 35 minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2804meters. After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sorts and loads our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m) it is a short walk to Phakding. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Trek distance: 7.4 km/4.6 miles
Duration: 6 hours
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Once we depart from Phakding village, the trail leads us through vibrant rhododendron and magnolia forests to Toktok (2,760 m). After passing Bengkar village (2,630 m), we'll cross two bridges, including the long Hillary Bridge, which is quite long, to reach Monjo (2,835 m). At Monjo, we'll register our permits at the police check post and continue our trek through lush forests. 
As we continue trekking forward, we'll cross several suspension bridges and small settlements before finally arriving at Namche Bazaar. The trail does get steep as we begin to approach Namche Bazaar, but this challenging ascent is worth it for the breathtaking view of Everest that welcomes us upon arrival.

Duration: 4-5 hours
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

To properly acclimate to the altitude, we'll be taking a day off in Namche Bazaar. Early in the morning, we'll embark on an impressive hike to the Everest View Hotel via Syangboche Airstrip, which is situated above Namche Bazaar. During this hike, we'll be treated to stunning views of many towering mountains, such as Everest, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Taboche, Khumbila, and more. The Everest View Hotel is not only one of the highest luxury hotels in the world but also holds the Guinness World record.
For those who want to continue the hike, we'll also have the option to visit the Khumjung monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in the Khumbu region. After our hike, we'll descend down to Namche Bazaar to spend the rest of the day exploring the village. There are plenty of things to do in Namche Bazaar, including visiting souvenir shops, cafes, museums, and more.

Today we trek to Tengboche from Namche Bazaar.The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860 meters. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on how the day’s trekking went. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Wake up early in the moning then having breakfast then trek to Dingboche.From Tengboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Duration: 4-5 hours 

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Taking the second day off in Dingboche village is necessary for proper acclimatization and a more enjoyable trekking experience ahead. In the morning, we'll take a hike to Nagarjuna Hill, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including Lobuche Peak, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse, Kangtega, Ama Dablam, and more. After the hike, we'll spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring the village, getting to know the locals and their way of life.

Trek distance: 8.5 km/5.2 miles
Duration: 5-6 hours
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Dingboche, we ascend on a steep path that leads to a ridge that separates the Imja and Khumbu valleys. The trail offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse. As we climb higher, we pass by a series of chortens and prayer flags that mark the path to Thukla, where we'll take a short break.
From Thukla, the trail becomes more challenging, with a steep ascent up to Dughla Pass (4,830 m). The pass offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including Pumori, Lingtren, and Khumbutse. As we descend from the pass, we pass by a memorial dedicated to climbers who have lost their lives on Everest.
After the memorial, the trail continues to Lobuche village, passing by some of the most dramatic scenery on the trek. The mountains become more prominent, with views of rocky hills and massive glaciers. 

Trek distance: 15 km/9.32 miles

Duration: 8 hours

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trek ahead of us today promises to be both challenging and rewarding. We lace up our boots and set out early, ready to tackle the rugged terrain that awaits us. As we make our way along the rocky trail, we gradually ascend along the Khumbu Glacier, taking in the stunning views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Along the way, we’ll pass by a research center called Pyramid.

The trail continues to climb as we make our way toward Gorak Shep, navigating our way through glacial moraines and streams. Our ultimate destination for the day is the world-famous Everest Base Camp, where we'll spend some time taking in the awe-inspiring sight of the Khumbu Icefall. After a long day of trekking, we'll trek back to our accommodations in Gorka Shep for a well-deserved rest

Wake up early in the morning then hike to Kalapatthar. Most of morning in this day is spent climbing Mt. KalaPatthar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5555meters. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848 meters, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then fly back to Kathmandu .

Our airport team will assist with your check-out and take care of your luggage to ensure a smooth departure. Whether you're headed home or continuing your travels elsewhere, we'll make sure you leave Nepal feeling well taken care of and with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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    • Airport pick up and drop by a private vehicle
    • 2 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at (3* Hotel) with breakfast Welcome dinner or farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
    • Trekking permits, National Park entrance fee and TIMS (Trekkers Security Card) permits
    • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets and departure tax
    • Accommodations on a trek (Lodge/ Tea house)
    • 5 Hot showers (Attached bathroom) on a trek
    • All breakfast and 1 special dinners in Kathmandu
    • Three meals (Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast) a day during the trek
    • Purified drinking water (Medicated proof & safe)
    • Fresh fruits after every dinner (During the trek)
    • Licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
    • A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
    • Insurance of Guide and Porters
    • All required local tax and Gov tax
    • Down jackets and sleeping bags (Rental basis)
    • Official Trekking T- Shirt, Official duffel bag &Trekking Route Map (As a souvenir) Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage certificate (after completion the trek)
    • xi-meter: To check , heart rating and oxygen saturation to Everest Base Camp and return
    • First Aid Service (Basic)
    • Helicopter

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal visa fee: Nepal entry visa : US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days
    • International Airfare
    • Entrance fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Any alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, boiled & mineral water, beverages etc during the trek.
    • Tips for trekking & other employed staffs.
    • Hot shower, battery charges (available in trek with extra cost or free in some lodges).
    • Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost includes items as above


    • Welcome and Farewell Dinner at Nepalese Style Cultural Restaurant
    • Shopping assistance around Thamel
    • Any kinds of secretarial and clerical works

Packing List

This Trek requires preparations and checklists of gears & equipment needed for the journey. It is always best to carry the essential clothing and accessories for the entire trek. We understand that you have your own preference for clothing but we recommend you to consult us before packing.


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries


  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves


  • Hiking shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-Shirt (bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants


  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (take an extra pair of thick light socks)
  • Essential gear
  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take a porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in high altitude trekking)


  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
  • Personal accessories
  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

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