Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek - 10 Days

Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek
Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek
Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking and sightseeing
  • Transport: As per Itinerary
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel, lodge (tea house)
  • Group Size: Max 12 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 5,100m
  • Best Time: March to May & Sept - Dec

Highlights

  • Breathtaking aerial view of the Everest region from the Helicopter shuttle ride
  • Visiting the highest hotel in the world, "Everest view hotel."
  • Panoramic view of the sunrise in Kala Patthar on the backdrop of Mt Everest that turns the snow-capped mountains golden.
  • Experiencing the Khumbu ice glacier and icefall.
  • Exploring sherpa villages and the cultural heritage of the Everest region

About Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek

Trekking to the base of the highest mountain peak in the world Mt Everest (8848m), is every trekker's fantasy. The Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek blends the amazing trekking adventure with a deluxe helicopter ride over the mountains.

The Everest base camp trek is one of the sought after trek destinations in the world. The trip starts with boarding a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. The landing at Lukla airport is a thrilling experience in itself. Our trail begins as soon as we reach Lukla. The path passes through the lush alpine forests to reach the famous trade town of Namche Bazaar.

The trekkers go through an essential process of acclimatization at Namche. Acclimatization is a process where trekkers adapt their bodies to high altitude conditions. The route moves through charming villages of Tengboche and Dingboche overlooking the beauty of the mountain region. The trekkers acclimatize for the second time at Dingboche.

The trail then moves to Lobuche, and finally, we make our way to Everest base camp. The trekking journey ends at Gorak Shep from where you will take a scenic helicopter ride overlooking the entire Everest region. The Heli shuttle ride is a beautiful experience where you can observe the snow-capped mountains from the top.

The trail of the Everest base camp tour is of moderate difficulty. However, the altitude on which the trek takes place makes it highly challenging. Local Sherpa guides assist you in making your trip memorable and pleasant.

If you are an avid trekker and the Everest base camp trek is not on your to-do list, then you are missing out a lot. Come and experience the majestic Mt Everest in all its glory. We provide the Everest base camp Heli shuttle trek at a reasonable cost. The detailed itineraries of the trip are as follows:

The Best Time for Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek:

The best time to take the Everest base camp Heli shuttle trek is the autumn season. The months of March-May offer an excellent view of the mountains on the backdrop of clear blue skies. The rhododendron flower blooms in these months making the hills red. The temperature is also moderate and quite pleasant for your trekking expedition.

The months of September to December is also suited for trekking in the Everest base camp. It is warmer at the lower altitudes and cooler in the high altitudes.

Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek Difficulty

A lot of distance has to be covered during the Everest base camp trek. You will have to walk about 6-8 hours daily in a trail that has a lot of ups and downs. Thus, a basic level of fitness and training is recommended. Another aspect that makes the Everest base camp trek difficult is the altitude. The oxygen levels and air pressure is minimal in the high mountains. Hence, the Everest base camp can be considered of moderate to hard difficulty due to the long, challenging trail and dipping oxygen levels.

Itinerary

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From the hotel, drive to the domestic airport and fly to Lukla, which is a 35 minute picturesque flight, enjoying the snowy 8000 meter peaks, including the world's tallest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848m). In Lukla, we meet the assisting team and begin to trek passing the stone wall, Nurning and reach to Phakding. Overnight at lodge.

    We start our day by trekking from Phakding. There are quaint small towns on the way like Jorsale and Monjo. The trail then passes through a gorgeous route into the national park.

    We follow the Dudh Koshi river. The trail passes through alpine forests of pine and cedar trees to reach the popular trading town of Namche Bazaar. Namche has been a trading town since medieval times where the Nepalese and Tibetans exchange items like salts, textiles, dried meats, etc. Mt Everest can be seen in close view from Namche. We pass through alpine trees overlooking the scenery of the serene Himalayas.

    Maximum altitude: 3,440m

    Total walking distance: 11-12 km

    Total Time duration: 6 hrs

      On day four, we acclimatize at Namche. Acclimatization is the process where we let our body adapt to new conditions. The oxygen levels and air pressure decrease rapidly. Hence one needs to adjust to new conditions as soon as possible. The Everest region lies in very high altitude zone. So the acclimatization has to be done seriously to protect from high altitude sickness.

      You can visit the highest located hotel in the world, the Everest view hotel. The Everest view hotel gives you a birds-eye view of the Himalayan mountain range.

      You can also visit the Syangboche airstrip from where you can get a sweeping view of Namche Bazaar. A short hike to Thame or Khunde is also a possibility. A visit to the Sherpa cultural museum and a nearby monastery is also available.

      Maximum altitude: 3,440m

      Total walking distance: 3-4 km

      Total Time duration: 5 hrs

        The trail descents towards the Dudh Kosi valley from Namche. The trail to Phukni thanka is smooth and not challenging at all. The path then moves along the Dudh Koshi river until we reach the Tengboche Monastery (3,860m).

        The Sherpa people consider the Tengboche Monastery as a pilgrimage site. The final trek to Tengboche is challenging and steep. The enthralling beauty of the area more than compensates it. We stay overnight at the local guesthouse.

        Maximum altitude: 3,860m

        Total walking distance: 11-12 km

        Total time duration: 5 hrs

          The trek resumes from Tengboche by passing through dense rhododendron forests. You can experience the magnificent view of Mt. Amadablam and other snow-capped mountains in the region. We cross through the Imja Khola river to reach Pangboche(3,900m).

          After 5 hours of trekking, we reach the sunny village of Dingboche. The Dingboche village is also called the "Summer Valley" of Khumbu region. The village is surrounded by tall walls to protect the crops from harsh winds. You will spend the night at a guest house in Dingboche.

          Maximum altitude: 4,410m

          Total walking distance: 11-12 km

          Total Time duration: 5 hrs

            You will acclimatize for the second time at Dingboche village. Then you will hike for a short period to Nagarjuna(5,100m) at the top of the Chukhung valley. The hike to Nagarjuna is an uphill climb and can be physically strenuous. From the top of the Nagarjuna hill, we can see the range of majestic mountains like Mt Amadablam (6,856m), Thamserku Peak (6,608m), Taboche (6,608m), etc.

            You can experience the sweeping view of the Chukhung valley from Nagarjuna hill. The trail then resumes back to Dingboche where you can take your time to relax. You will stay the night at the guesthouse in Dingboche for the second night.

            Maximum altitude: 5,100m

            Total walking distance: 5-6 km

            Total Time duration: 6 hrs

              The trail from Nagarjuna will lead you to Dughla valley where you will find a Trekkers Aid Post at Periche (4,240m). The post is run by volunteer doctors from all over the world in partnership with the Himalayan rescue association. It helps trekkers recover from altitude sickness and provides essential consultation.

              We further proceed on the trail passing through the Chupki Lhara and Khumbu Glacier moraine. We can see a night range of mountains, including the Mahalangur peak, Khumbutse peak, Pumori, mt, etc.

              We spend the night at a guesthouse in Lobutse.

              Maximum altitude: 4,910m

              Total walking distance: 11-12 km

              Total Time duration: 5 hrs

                We resume our trek from Lobuche on day 9. After a short climb, we reach the Khumbu Glacier, which is the highest glacier in the world. The trek to Khumbu glacier is on slippery glacier path, so you have to be extremely cautious. You can see the south face of Mt Everest from the Khumbu Glacier. Two hours from the glacier is Gorakshep (5,181m). Gorak shep is a sand covered lakebed. It is an essential milestone in the Everest base camp trek.

                The final lap of the trek to Everest Base Camp from Gorak shep can be quite taxing. The Everest Base Camp is a thing of stunning beauty. The dramatic close-up view of Mt Everest is seen along with Khumbu glacier and icefall. The expedition to the top of the highest mountain peak starts from Everest Base Camp; hence, the camp will be bustling with climbers.

                After spending some time experiencing the beauty of the Everest Base Camp, we return to Gorak Shep, where we will stay overnight.

                Maximum altitude: 5,364m

                Total walking distance: 14-15 km

                Total Time duration: 8 hrs

                  You will hike early morning hike to Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar meaning “black rock” offers an incredible view of Mt Everest. Here you can experience the epic sunrise where the sun rises from the between two mountains and turn the snow-capped mountains into golden.

                  After lunch, we trek back to Gorak Shep. The trek journey comes to an end in Gorak Shep as you will travel back to Lukla on a helicopter overlooking the majestic mountains and hills you trekked. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Lukla.

                  Maximum altitude: 5,545m

                  Total walking distance: 3.5 km

                  Total Time duration: 7 hrs

                  Helicopter flight duration: 20 minutes

                    From Lukla, we fly back to Kathmandu 30-minutes in the morning getting the sights of the Everest Himalayas. From the airport, transfer to the hotel. You have the whole day to do shopping or what is there in your list. Overnight at hotel.

                      Cost Details

                      • All Airport transport in a private vehicle
                      • 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3star category hotel in Kathmandu
                      • Round -trip flight ticket Kathmandu - Lukla -Kathmandu including departure taxes
                      • Twin-sharing tea house accommodation during the trek
                      • 3 Meals a day during the trek: (breakfast, lunch and dinner) a cup of Tea/ coffee during the breakfast time.
                      • Some seasonal fruit every evening after the dinner
                      • Gov-licensed, experienced, helpful, and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accident insurance
                      • Sagarmatha National park permit fee
                      • TIMS fee – Trekkers information Management System Card
                      • Down jacket and sleeping bag if need
                      • First aid medicine kid including a pulse oximeter
                      • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
                      • Farewell dinner
                      • Government taxes & office service charge
                      • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
                      • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain at the airport or immigration counters at the borders visa easily upon your arrival (Please note visa valid for 30 days can be obtained by paying US$40 or equivalent foreign currency  Please bring 2 copies of passport-sized photos and cash for the visa)
                      • Your travel and rescue insurance
                      • Porter fee for single trekker (optional)
                      • Personal expenses like  phone calls, laundry, costs of alcohol, recharging batteries, additional porters, bottled or boiled water, all desserts, tea coffee ,showers, and wifi, among others
                      • Tips for guides and porters