Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

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  • Helicopter tour
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 22
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Trek the classic route to Everest Base Camp
  • Return to Kathmandu via helicopter
  • Trek through Sherpa villages
  • Enjoy spectacular mountain views
Our Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is an elite Himalayan adventure that leads you towards the phenomenal base camp of the world’s highest mountain — Mount Everest (8,848m) by the shortest way possible. Trekkers will witness a close-up view of the snowcapped mountains while enjoying a trek through exotic Sherpa villages. And the best part of this trip? You get to fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter after exploring the glorious Everest Base Camp and hiking up to Kalapatthar for a breathtaking view of the Himalayas.

This entire trip focuses on providing trekkers with one of the most memorable trekking experiences via the classic trekking route from Lukla all the way to Everest Base Camp. It also offers an alternative option to fly back to Kathmandu without having to trek back down to Lukla! Trekkers get to return back to Kathmandu and complete their trek within just 12 days. This trek is an ideal choice for those who don’t have much time but want to experience Everest Base Camp.

Join our Everest Base Camp Heli Trek today and go for a once in a lifetime journey with us!
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT ICICLES ADVENTURE TREKS AND TOURS PVT LTD
5 - Excellent
Based on 69 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 16 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd tour
“Where to start

Great level of communication from Indira before arrival in Nepal; all questions answered quickly and itinerary changes all made without issue.

Pick up from the airport and transfer easy. Stay at Kathmandu Guest House just sublime, perfect hideaway. Pre-trek meeting with Indira and Mr Hari was very helpful.

This trek is fabulous, stunning locations and you avoid the masses going to Everest BC for the t-shirt. Our trekking guide, Mr Ram, is a great guy. He dealt with all the accommodation, food, etc and is great company. He shared his extensive knowledge of the Himalayas and gave you confidence in his abilities. He got stuck in and sorted out any issues raised.

This trek takes you to the absolute beauty of Gokyo lakes and Gokyo-Ri. Its long and not for the faint-hearted, but its certainly worth the walk! I loved every minute of it.

The trip was perfectly finished by a visit to the temple at Bouda (transport by Icicles); what an amazing experience.

I will visit Nepal again and when I do, I will be booking with Icicles. Thank you Indira, Mr Hari and Mr Ram.”
Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd responded to this review on : “Thank you so much for your wonderful review. All the Icicles Adventure staffs deeply appreciate our guests taking time in their hectic schedules to write about us, its range of activities and services provided.
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  • Mathilde
  • From France
  • On Apr 01 2018
5 - Excellent
Mathilde's review for another Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd tour
“We loved this trek a lot ! Icicles is a great agency, our guide and our porter were lovely, and very professional.
The views and landscapes were breathtaking ! I totally recommend this circuit.
I did it with my mum :)”
  • Laura
  • From USA
  • On Jul 12 2016
5 - Excellent
Laura's review for another Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd tour
“I have had no idea on Himalayan trekking and arrangements. It turned out to be an amazing journey to Himalaya with amazing people. It was very challenging, but I loved every moment of it! Really enjoyed the whole trip! Recommended trip and the organizer too.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Fly to Lukla (2,80Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338m/4,390ft)
  • Day 2: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft)
  • Day 3: Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest View Hotel
  • Day 4: Namche Bazaar - Tengboche (3860m/12660ft)
  • Day 5: Tengboche - Dingboche (4410m/14464ft)
  • Day 6: Acclimatization Day
  • Day 7: Dingboche - Lobuche (4910m/16105ft)
  • Day 8: Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft)-Gorekshep
  • Day 9: Gorekshep- Kalapatthar and fly back KMD on helicopter
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available local lodge accommodation (twin sharing) during the trek; we provide rooms with private bathrooms and hot showers at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • One professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking leader along with assistant guide (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek
  • Helicopter flight from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu
  • Two nights twin sharing accommodation in deluxe Kathmandu Suite Home or similar hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu to Lukla flight including departure taxes
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee and all other local permits
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag for use during the trek
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Everest Base Camp Heli Trek
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Nepal visa arrangement (more on Nepal Visa Information)
  • International airfares
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary
  • Hot shower during the trek except Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, Fanta etc.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
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CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the weather going to be like when I travel to Everest Base Camp?

    The weather in Nepal varies by season. For example, November to January is the dry season with sunny days, clear skies and usually no rain. However, on Everest Base Camp, the temperatures at this altitude will be cold, particularly at night. February to May and September to October is the most popular time to travel to EBC, with usually fairly dry and stable weather, although there may be the occasional shower. June to August is monsoon season in Nepal, but once you pass 3,000 meters altitude there is less and less rain. Check out our guide on the best time to visit Nepal for more on specific monthly climate and seasons.

  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Are there bag weight restrictions for the small aircraft flight from Kathmandu to Lukla?

    Yes. The baggage weight allowance on the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is 10 kg for checked baggage plus 5kg for hand baggage for a total of 15 kg. Bags overweight will be charged approximately USD 1 per kg over the limit.

     

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

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