Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

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5 Based on 15 Reviews
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 8-70 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Trek difficulty Medium
  • Tour Code BM-39337
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  • Operated in English, German
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +5
  • Enjoy a scenic small plane flight to Lukla from Kathmandu
  • Fly over Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar & Khumbu region in a helicopter
  • Explore the world heritage sites of Kathmandu
  • Trek to Namche Bazar from Lukla
This Everest Base Camp heli-trek is a less strenuous trek in the foothills of the Everest region. Your journey starts with a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport, widely considered to be the most extreme airport in the world. Continue your journey upon landing and experience the serenity and wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park as you trek and head for Namche, the most popular tourist hub in the Khumbu region.

From Namche, hike to Thame, the early childhood home of Tenzing Norgay, one of the first people to successfully summit Mount Everest. Enjoy the serenity around Thame Monastery before heading back to Namche Bazaar. Next, board your chopper and fly over the Everest region, soaking up views of towering peaks, thundering rivers, and scenic hills. See Mount Everest, Everest Base Camp, and other highlights while in the helicopter.

Miles away from cars, conveniences, and daily luxuries, this trip offers you the chance to take in the natural beauty of one of the most scenic regions in the world. This trip is primarily for those who find trekking all the way to the base camp difficult. Your journey comes to an end in Kathmandu.
  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
  • Day 2: Full-day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • Day 3: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu & trek to Phakding
  • Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 5: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
  • Day 6: Trek to Thame and return to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 7: Helicopter flight from Namche to Everest Base Camp
  • Day 8: Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla (30 minutes)
  • Day 9: Kathmandu departure
  • Airport pickup and drop off in a private tourist vehicle
  • Three-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu for three nights on twin-share. All accommodations in standard guesthouses or lodges during the treks on a twin-share basis
  • Meals as per the itinerary. Farewell dinner with cultural program
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu)
  • Helicopter Flight (Namche Bazaar - Everest Base Camp - Lukla)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and porters
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal’s duffel bag, sleeping bag, t-shirt and a trekking map
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Single Supplement
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa charges. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance with high altitude rescue and evacuation included
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu and all meals on trekking days
  • Expenses that are personal in nature like phone calls and laundry
  • Entrance fees to highlights during city sightseeing
5 - Excellent
Based on 15 reviews
  • Ryan Parker
  • On Jul 28 2023
5 - Excellent
It's a fantastic way to experience the Himalayas!
Worth every penny! The Everest Luxury Heli Trek was a perfect blend of luxury and natural beauty. I felt pampered in the cozy lodges while being in awe of Everest's grandeur. It's a fantastic way to experience the Himalayas!
  • Angela Allen
  • From USA
  • On Jul 27 2023
5 - Excellent
The helicopter ride was breathtaking
An adventure I'll never forget! The Everest Heli Trek provided unforgettable memories. The helicopter ride was breathtaking, and the trek allowed us to connect with the Himalayan culture. I feel privileged to have experienced... Read more
  • Edward Coleman
  • From Australia
  • On Jul 21 2023
5 - Excellent
Must-do for anyone seeking a memorable adventure
The Everest Luxury Heli Trek is a must-do for anyone seeking a memorable adventure. The helicopter ride over the Everest region left me speechless, and the trek introduced me to the warmth and hospitality of the Sherpa community.... Read more
  • Brian Bell
  • From USA
  • On Jul 16 2023
5 - Excellent
It was a perfect blend of adventure
I had the time of my life during the Everest Luxury Heli Trek! The helicopter ride offered panoramic views that are hard to beat, and the trek took us through stunning landscapes. It was a perfect blend of adventure, luxury, and... Read more
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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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    There are no quarantine requirements in Nepal for arriving visitors at the moment.

  • 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.  

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