The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is absolute gem of a trek and arguably the most famous trekking route in the world. It gives a great insight into the lives and culture of the Sherpa people combined with a journey into some of the most breath taking scenery in the Himalaya. Our ascent is steady and well-paced to best suit the acclimatisation needed. Sunrise on the snow-capped peaks above the Khumbu Glacier is an unforgettable sight from the summit of Kala Pattar. After completing one of the most exhilarating treks in the world we take a short helicopter flight back Lukla following the spectacular Khumbu Valley. Everest Base camp is a tough trek and one not to be taken lightly , with generally well graded paths but some tougher sections along the Khumbu glacier.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp & Hike to Kalapatthar at 5545 meters for magnificent views of world’s highest Himalayan range including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and many more others snow capped peaks in Everest region.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Our representative will receive you and transfer to the Hotel. Evening free time. Briefing about the trip at Hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla(2860m) and fly to Namche Bazar by helicopter(3440m)
Early morning, transfer to the domestic airport and fly to Lukla by schedule flight. This airport called ‘Tenjing Hillary Airport’ located at 2827m.
Lukla is Nepal's busiest domestic airport and, for trekkers intent on seeing Mt. Everest, flying here is an essential part of the adventure. This tiny town of fewer than 500 people is the most popular starting point for the Everest trekking route, whether the plan is a two-week trek to Everest Base Camp or 45-plus days to Everest’s summit. After a while, fly to Namche bazar by private charter helicopter to Namche Bazar(3440m) and transfer to the Hotel. Afternoon; explore the town and visit Sherpa museum. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Namche is a tourist hub in Everest region and with a population of roughly 1500 people, Namche is the largest town in the Khumbu Valley, and as such, has a number of amenities that you won’t find as you go higher. There are a large number of trekking lodges; deluxe hotels and resorts and numerous restaurants, cafes and even a couple of delicious bakeries. This is also main trading place of this region so on Saturday, it is worth visiting the weekly market, where traders from Tibet sell their wares (often Chinese goods) in exchange for Nepali and Indian food and goods brought up from Lukla by lowland porters. For trekkers need to walk about 7-8 hours from Phakding. One can see fantastic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Taweche from Namche.
Day 03: Hiking up to the Everest View Hotel at Syanboche(3880m).2-3 hours walking.
After breakfast, slowly hiking up to the Everest view Hotel. One the way, we can see Syanboche Airport and this Airport also known as Syangboche Airstrip is an unpaved airstrip serving the village of Namche Bazaar. It is situated at 3841 meter altitude. From Syanboche we can enjoy the view of Mount Everest that lies in the midst of towering Himalayan ranges dotted with rivers like Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi river, some desert-like areas and green forests which are home to rare wildlife. Prominent Himalayas that can be seen from here include Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawache, Khumbila, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Tashi Lhaptsa, Nangbala, etc.
We continue walk more up to the Everest view hotel. Stay overnight at Everest view hotel with beautiful atmosphere.
Day 04: Explore at Khumjung village.
Early morning, we enjoy breathtaking view of Mt Everest and surrounding mountains with breakfast. Afternoon, visit Khumjung village, monastery, Hillay school etc. Evening stay at Everest view hotel.Khumjung, It is a picturesque village which also has its own Gompa at the top end of town. Khumjung is the location of the largest school in Khumbu found by Sir Edmund Hillary called ‘Hillary School’ and although there are many boarding facilities, many children walk hours everyday to attend classes here.
Day 05: Fly to Kalapatthar (5545m.), EBC-Tengboche(3867m)- Kathmandu by helicopter.
After breakfast, first we fly to Kalapatthar at 5545 meter altitude by private charter helicopter which is the highest point to see Mt Everest nearby. Land just 10 minutes for taking video or photography then return to Tengboche at 3867 meters. We just allow to land 10 minutes at Kalapatthar due to altitude threat. After visit famous Tengboche monastery then we continue fly to Kathmandu via Lukla by helicopter. Evening; Nepalese cultural dinner program.
This Helicopter tour of Everest is so far the best Ariel tour in the world.
Day 06: Final departure
Transfer to the international airport for final departure.