Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is one of most luxurious trekking adventure in Nepal. It is suitable for those who want to spend all nights in Luxury lodges and hotels during the entire trip. When you reach your dream point (Everest base camp 5346m) and successful summit to Kalapattar( 5550m); you can see the closest views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and many other mountains. You will fly down to Lukla by Helicopter instead of walking back because it takes 4-days. You will ride helicopter from Gorakshep and fly out to Lukla; it will save your time and money. And also you will get the lifetime experience of flying with helicoptor around the high mountains of Everest and Himalayas.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is one of the best-prepared itineraries. This trek starts from Kathmandu with 30 minutes of panoramic mountain views by Aero plane to tenjing Hillary Airport, Lukla (one of the busiest Airport of Nepal). Our trekking adventure starts with a minimum of 4 hrs walking through different Sherpa villages and Dudhkoshi River via Phakding to Monjo and reach the Famous Sherpa settlement- Namche bazaar. To complete Everest base camp helicopter trek without Altitude sickness, two days acclimatization is necessary. We have first acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m) and the second acclimatization is at Dingboche( 4350m) before we proceed fa or dream trip to Everest base camp(5346 m) and Kalapattar( 5550m).
The scenery of the mountain from Kalapattar (5550m) is more spectacular than from Everest base camp. The major viewpoints of this trek are Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, Kalapattar and Everest base camp. After Luxury Everest base camp trek, instead of following same way back to Lukla you will directly fly back from Gorakshep (5200m) by private helicopter; so that this trek is named as Everest base camp Helicopter trek. This trek is also beneficial for those who want to make a dream trip to Everest base camp in a short timeframe; for those who wish to have comfort trek and don’t want to follow same back down trekking route to Lukla.
Day 01: Kathmandu- 1340M/ 4395f (Arrival day and Transfer to hotel) – Hotel Yak and Yeti or similar
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2840M/ 9315F) & Trek to Phakding (2835M / 9298F) – Approx.4/5 hrs- Yeti Mountain Home.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440M / 11283F) – Approx- 6/7 hrs- Yeti Mountain Home.
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche- Approx.3 hrs- Yeti Mountain Home.
Day 05: Trek to Deboche (3820M /12529F) – Approx 5 hrs- Himalayan Culture Home.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4410M / 14465F) – Approx 4 hrs- Bright star Lodge
Day 07: Acclimatization day, Trek to Chhukung( 4730m/ 15514f) & back- Approx 5 hrs- Bright star Lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4910M/ 16105F) – Approx 4 hrs- Oxygen altitude home or Himalayan Eco resort.
Day 09: Trek to Everest base camp (5364M/17594F)- Gorakshep (5140M/ 16860F)-6 hrs-Yeti resort or buddha lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Kalapattar (5545M) & Helicopter flight back to Lukla- Yeti Mountain Home.
Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel – Hotel Yak and Yeti or similar.
Day 12: Departure to Airport and Back to Home.
- Airport transfer by Private CAR/ VAN.
- Deluxe Accommodations with Breakfast Twin Sharing in Kathmandu at Hotel Yak and Yeti or similar( 5 star Hotel)
- Yeti Mountain Home( A finest comfortable Mountain lodges) at Phakding and Namche Bazaar including Breakfast on Twin sharing basis,
- Himalayan Culatural Home l( A Best Available lodge) at Deboche including Breakfast on twin sharing basis
- Oxygen Altitude Home or Himalayan Eco Resort( A Best Available Lodge at 5000m/ 16100feet) at Lobuche including Breakfast on twin sharing basis
- Bright Star Lodge( A Best Available Lodge at Dingboche including Breakfast on twin sharing basis
- Yeti Resort or Buddha Lodge( A Best Available Lodge at Gorakshep including Breakfast on twin sharing basis
- Well Experienced, Professional & Trained guide with meals, lodge, gears, Insurance and wages & Porter( 1 porter for 2 people, max weight 20kgs) with meals, lodge, gears, Insurance and wages
- Trek permits, TIMS card and required trek documents Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu by Flight & Airport taxes.
- Gorakshep- Lukla by shared Helicopter
- First Aid Kid Box( for basic Treatment only)
- Trekking completion certificate for memory of wonderful Nepal Trek
Services not includes:
- Nepal Visa fee
- Travel and Emergency Helicopter Evacuation Insurance
- Meals (Lunch & Dinner) & other Personal expenses.
- Any soft drinks or Alcoholic drinks during trek
- Laundry or personal expenses like phone calls, unforeseen cost due to landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather, Urgent Helicopter Evacuation etc
- Trekking gears and clothing
- Tips for guide and porter( Highly expected)
- 4 seasons Sleeping bag.
- Duffel or Rucksack bag or suitcase.
- Down Jacket.
Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes
- Shade hat or baseball cap – some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it in place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.
- Warm wool or synthetic hat that covers your ears.
- Balaclava – lightweight, thinner variety.
- Glacier glasses-100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses.
- Headlamp – Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they are lithium batteries so that they will last in the colder temperatures. These are indispensable for getting around at night; reading, etc. so, don’t go cheap here.
- Some people like ear-muffs; These are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people (optional).
- A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it (optional).
- 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
- 1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool).
- 1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
- Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn’t be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above should be sufficient (optional).
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
- T-shirts (2).
- Fleece jacket or pullover.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
- 2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!
Lower Body – Legs
- 2 pair’s nylon hiking shorts – Quick drying type, not cotton!
- Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
- 2 pairs’s lightweight long underwear – Capilene or other synthetic.
- 1 pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
- A pair of good Goretex pant
- 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
- 1 pair of hard shell pants. Waterproof/breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom – this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
- 1 pair of cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
- All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.
- 4 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or Capilene.
- 3 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
- 1 pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail.
- 1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots. Ensure a good fit with layered socks and you have worn then before to get used to it (otherwise you will get lots of blister).
- 1 pair of light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
- 1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes/boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary (Optional).
- 1 pair of sandals (Optional).
Medicines and First Aid Kits
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
- Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
- Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
- 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.
Miscellaneous, but Important!
- Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
- Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).
- Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
- Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
- SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its’ effectiveness over time.
- Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
- Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
- Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
- 2 bandanas.
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