Everest Base Camp Heli Trek
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 than 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 on 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.
It does sound magical, right?
Why Everest Base Camp Heli Trek?
Cause you gotta get the thrills of both Everest Base Camp Trek and 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 luxurious.
Is this tour for you?
Yes, we believe that the Everest Base Camp Helicopter trek will definitely be trending in the near future. If you want adventure and luxury in a single trip and complete the Everest Base Camp trek quite easily (and in a short time), this Everest Base Camp Helicopter trek package is perfect for you.
Why with us?
Cause, Breeze Adventure is the proprietor of this new concept of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter trek. Our expert team has made a perfect Everest heli trek Itinerary including a licensed guide and porter for the trekking part. We accommodate our trekkers in the best available hotel, serving high-quality food.
Moreover, our new and well-maintained helicopters are comfortable and safe. The well-being and safety of our trekkers have always been kept in the first position. So, yeah, it’s a wise choice to travel with Breeze adventure.
Everest Base Camp Heli Trek vs Tour
Trekking to Everest itself has a lot of adventurous trilling. However, it will take more than 2 weeks of hard walking in the remote land while the Everest base camp tour by helicopter is only 9 days long. Many people suffer from cramps and knee pain on the return journey. So, having a helicopter to take you to the comfort of the city in less than an hour is a blessing. Also, you will not miss out the stunning Everest and other nearby peaks look from the top of Kalapatthar.
Weather and climate
Views from this glorious trail are always awe-inspiring. However, the months of autumn (September, October, November) and Spring (March, April, May) are absolutely lovely. The temperature during these months is 5 to 15-degree Celsius and the weather is stable i.e. no rainfall and snowfall. Trekking in winter (December to January ) is hard due to the snow above Namche. The helicopter flight to Everest is more than magical in winter. Summer i.e. June and July is not a good time for both trek and helicopter flights to Everest.
What can we see on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek?
On the helicopter flight, one get’s the world's tallest mountain peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Kanchanjunga, Mera, and dozens of other high peaks. We can also see Gyajung Khang, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Khangugu, Tawache and Cholatse. Along with such incredible mountains, you get to visit Namche Bazaar school, museums, and local farms. You can see Tengboche Monastery and also the unique wildlife of Sagarmatha National Park.
Basic Training plan for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek:
Everest base camp trek is a moderately hard high altitude walk. It doesn’t need any mountaineering skills and gears. However, 5-6 hours of walking for 8 days in difficult mountain terrain isn’t an easy job. One needs to prepare 3-4 months prior to the trek with cardio exercises like swimming, running, cycling, squats, etc.
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.
Cost Details of Everest Base Camp Heli Trek
Since it involves the cost of a helicopter, the Everest Base Camp helicopter trek is obviously high. The price of an Everest trek is about $1500/ person and that of a helicopter flight is about $1500/ person. Combining both, the Everest Heli trek is about $3000. However, if you have a crew to share in the Helicopter cost on the return journey, the cost comes out to a little cheaper.
Group Joining Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek Cost Details
The cost of the Everest Base Camp helicopter trek is high if you have to charter the entire Helicopter. However, when you have a crew to share that cost with i.e. Group Joining Everest Base Camp Heli Trek cost comes out to $2000 to $2500. The group can be arranged by the agency or by the trekkers themselves. Considering the comfort it brings, the price is worth it.
How safe is Everest Base Camp Heli Trek?
Since you will be trekking with an experienced guide who will be helping you throughout the trek, you will be in safe hands. Similarly, our Helicopters are new and regularly inspected. The detailed checking is done after each flight and all necessary maintenance is done. The pilots are also highly experienced, flying in the Everest region regularly. So, yeah, Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is very safe.
Clothing and Packing for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek
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Our Helicopter Services in Everest Region
Kathmandu to Lukla:
While regular people fly from Kathmandu to Lukla at a domestic airport, a helicopter flight to Lukla is a more comfortable option. With Breeze adventure, you can charter a helicopter to Lukla and fly around Kathmandu, Dolakha, and Solukumbu of your own free will. The helicopter lands at Tenzing Hillary airport at Lukla (2680 meters).
Gorekshep to Lukla
Gorekshep is the final human settlement before Everest Base Camp. After the visit to Everest and Kalapatthar, the trekkers shall enjoy a warm breakfast at Gorekshep and then job into Breeze Adventure’s helicopter. Similarly, you can also fly from Lukla to Gorakshep and then hike to Everest and Kalapatthar on your foot.
Kalapatthar Helicopter tour
Kalapatthar (Black Rock) is the highest point during Everest Trek. This small peak at 5,644 offers the most beautiful views of Everest and the nearby Himalayas with the sunrise in the morning. It’s claimed that the view from Kalapatthar is better than the ones from Everest Base Camp itself. Kalapatthar Helicopter Flight Landing tour is very popular.
Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour:
Beyond Everest base camp, there lie the six pristine glacier lakes of Gokyo. A helicopter flight to Gokyo is available from Kathmandu or Lukla (also the return flight). The lakes and Himalayas in the Gokyo Valley, one of the world’s highest located settlement makes a lifetime memorable journey. This is about 4 hours of flight from the capital.
Kathmandu –Kalapatthar-Gokyo Lakes Helicopter tour:
Now, this is the ultimate adventure one can experience on Everest. We shall first fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and then head towards Kalapatthar for the awesome view of Everest peak. Then, we shall land at Gokyo Lakes, offering a magical view of the entire landscape. In a short while, we fly from Gokyo to Kathmandu.
Everest Kalapatthar Kongde Resort Helicopter tour:
Want something even more fun and luxurious? Then, you must try this Kalapatthar Kongde Resort Helicopter tour. After a wonderful view from Kalapatthar, we shall land at Kongde Resort which is one of the highest located resorts with an entire view of the Khumbu Region at 4250m. They serve yum food for the trekkers while enjoying such a magical view.
Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is the most exciting and adventurous experiences. So please contact Breeze Adventure for the more details. We are commited to make your journey on Everest fun and exciting!