The Everest Base Camp trek is obviously the world’s most preferred holiday plan. Strolling in the unique landscape surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas in all directions is definitely fun. However, did you know that flying to Everest, right above the panorama of the mountain is even more exciting? Trekking and helicopter flight are two different ways to see Everest, each one offering a completely different experience that you cannot miss.
So, why limit yourself to just when there’s a way to enjoy the Everest Base Camp Helicopter trek i.e. both trekking and Heli flight to Everest in a single journey?
How? Let us explain.
Like all other Everest Base Camp treks, this journey also begins from Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital. From here, we catch a flight to Lukla and hike towards the majestic Everest by getting into the villages of Phakding and Namche. We stop at Namche for a day and then walk to Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep before finally landing at Everest Base Camp, the closest we get to the mysterious Everest. Next, we hike to Kala Patthar for the best sunrise view of Everest.
However, the rather interesting part of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek journey starts when a Helicopter picks us up from Gorakshep and flies us above Khumbu Glacier. With the unbelievable bird’s eye view of Everest, Nuptse, Cho Oyo, Makalu, etc., the helicopter takes us to Kathmandu within a few minutes.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek Difficulty
The initial part of the journey is obviously very demanding. Walking to 5,000 meters above sea level continuously isn’t very easy. Thankfully, since we directly fly from Everest to Kathmandu by Helicopter, we avoid the major painful section. This Everest Base Camp helicopter trek is way easier than the classic trek trail of Everest.
Why Everest Base Camp Heli Trek?
You gotta get the thrills of both the Everest Base Camp Trek and the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. In the EBC trek, you get to visit the local villages, interact with the Sherpas, and observe their lives while climbing upward. You can spot the rear wildlife dwelling in Sagarmatha National Park and discover the hidden monastery. And on the Everest base camp Heli tour, you get to experience the bird’s eye view from the top while returning to Kathmandu quickly and luxuriously.