“The most mesmerizing and legendary Trip into the heart of Everest with a Spectacular fly out from Kalapatthar”
Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter has been one of the most spectacular journeys in the heart of Mt. Everest among the travelers in recent few years. You may wonder why it has been considerably popular. The reasons behind it are: this trek offers two major astonishing experiences such as stepping at Everest Base Camp and returning to Kathmandu by a precious helicopter ride above the Mt. Everest, the top of the world. Moreover, Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter delights you by avoiding the same trek back to Lukla along the same route and frequent disruption in Lukla flights to Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter is different from normal Everest Base Camp Trek. In the normal Everest Base Camp Trek, trekkers have to all the way to Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla following the same trail but Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter lets you experience a distinct flavor of flying with chopper/helicopter from Gorekhshep to Kathmandu after putting your footsteps at Everest Base Camp.
The trek/trip formally commences from Lukla after a scenic flight of 35 minutes from Kathmandu. Passing through Lukla airport, Lukla town and Phakding, trekkers will ascend up to beautiful town in the lap of Himalayas, Namche. Again, walking through Sagarmatha National Park and its serene atmosphere, past Tengboche, Dingboche and Lobuche, the trekkers will get to Everest Base Camp, the ultimate destination of this trek via Gorekhshep and also climb up to the apex of Kalapatthar. The moments you celebrate at Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar offer you, most probably, the finest views of Nuptse, Lhotse Ama Dablam, Thamserkhu, Pumori , Mt. Everest, the top of the world and many other appealing snow- fed mountain peaks in Khumbu region.
The valiant Sherpas, their rich culture and civilization, way of unique life, yaks, flora and fauna in Sagarmatha National Park, Galciers, avalanches, local settlements, sacred sites and local food items tremendously mesmerize the travelers during this trek.
One way walking up to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar and flying back by helicopter from Gorekhshep in Everest Base Camp Trek will be a perfect choice of the people who are travelling to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Actually, hitting the same trail twice is not entertaining and exciting as well. So, in order to keep the trekkers away from monotony of trekking back to Lukla through the same trail, in order to save time and money and most significantly, in order to let the travelers rejoice a thrilling helicopter ride above the Mt. Everest are the prominent reasons behind flying by helicopter back to Kathmandu from Gorekhshep.
Normally, trekkers have to share the helicopter while flying back from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu during Everest Base Camp Trek. Actually, the helicopter is shared by 4-5 people with the maximum weight 450kgs including luggage. However, if the trekkers want a private helicopter ride, they can get it. But, of course, the cost of private helicopter will be higher than the sharing.
Normally, it is not. It is because the choppers or the altitude airs are not disturbed by the normal disturbances in the weather condition. They will operate the flights regularly unless the weather gets terribly worse. So, there are not many cases that the helicopters flights are disturbed while flying back from Kalapatthar to Kalapatthar while doing Everest Base Camp Trek. The flight will be like a rescue flight. No need to panic about the Everest Helicopter Flights.
You can arrive in Kathmandu via any international flight that people recommend for you. Optionally, you can take a drive if you are using road to enter Nepal. You can use Indian and Chinese border for this. Whatever way you use for arriving in Kathmandu, our representative will receive you and takes you to the hotel. The representative will let you know about the short orientation meeting regarding your Everest Base Camp Trek. Since we do not have any scheduled activities to do for today, you just rest and relax at the hotel or take a short walk around the city if time favors you.
Today, largely, you will spend your time with astonishing UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Kathmandu. You will go to explore them one by one after your breakfast. The private vehicle will come to receive you along with a professional and experienced city guide at the hotel where your stay and transfer you to the historical and religious sites which includes Swyombhunath Stupa( Monkey Temple), Patan Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. You end this trip at around between 3-4 pm and prepare for your Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter -10 Days.
Initially, you will take a short drive to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport with your guide and then will take a spectacular 35 minutes flight to Lukla. As you take off, you head to Langtang Himalayan range and will switch the direction towards Lukla. Slowly the astonishing mountain panoramas begin to loom in your sight and you will them at fullest. But, actually, these moments won’t last for long, only 35 minutes and you land at Lukla airport. From Lukla, you excitedly begin your walk towards Phakding. You begin your trek from 2860m which is Lukla and end at 2610m which is Phakding. You will enjoy this short walk for 3-4 hours today through traditional Sherpa settlements and lush forest. Arrive at Phakding and stay overnight at the lodge.
Today’s trek will delight you tremendously taking you to one of the most incredible towns in Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar. Also, you will begin your walk in Sagarmatha National Park from Monjo which is located at 2835m high above the sea level. One of the most astonishing attractions of today’s walk is the suspension bridges and Sagarmatha National, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy walk along the Dudhkoshi river and ascend up to Namche Bazaar after crossing a suspension bridge with colorful prayers flags. Namche Bazaar is located at 3440m above the seal level. You can go around the town and observe the things if you have time in the evening. Stay overnight at hotel/lodge.
Hiking up to Hotel Everest View will the first priority for us today. We will go to see stunning sunrise and breathtaking mountain views including Mt. Everest from Hotel Everest View point. The Hotel Everest View is located at 3962m high above the sea level. Besides, you will also enjoy the spectacular Tamang and Sherpa settlement of Khumjung Village at the same time. With incredible views of Thamserkhu and Abadablam, we walk down to Namche Bazaar and explore the town in the afternoon. You can observe very busy Tibetan traders selling the goods like warm jackets and hiking boots in the evening. Take rest and relax at hotel and enjoy the dish you like.
Optionally, you can trek to Thame village to explore sacred Thame Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries of Khumbu region.
After your acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, we trek to Tengboche today which is situated at 3860m hight above the sea level. You will enjoy the walk in Sagarmatha National Park with magnificent view of Ama Dablam and other alluring summits.
Walk past through Namche Bazaar and get to the main path to Tengboche. You will also see herd of mules and yaks carrying loads while walking along the flat trail. Leaving the trail to Gokyo, we walk down to the river, cross it and walk up to Tengboche. The very impressive Tengboche Monastery and the serene surrounding of Tengboche town will make our evening blessed and beautiful.
The walk today is all though serene lush forest of birch, juniper and rhododendron of Sagarmatha National Park. On the way, you will also witness some panorama of mountain. Relatively, today’s walk is going to be mild and moderate because you will trek along the flat trail till you get to Dingboche village Arrive at Dingboche and explore the town in the evening.
This is the second day- acclimatization at Dingboche after Namche before heading towards Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. We use this acclimatization day by walking/hiking up to the Nagartang Hills. We begin this hiking after breakfast. The hill is located just above Dingboche town. On reaching the top of the Nagartang Hill, we can view Kangtega, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Taboche and many other alluring mountain peaks in Khumbu region with their full charm and beauty.
We trek to Lobuche afrer we have a warm breakfast at dingboche. We pass a few ridges and Sherpa people graveyards; see colorful prayer flags before arriving Lobuche. Lobuche village is located at 4940m above the sea level. Before you get to Lobuche village which is also popular for yak pastures, the trekkers will get to Thugla at 4600m where they can have their break, rest and tea. Enjoy today’s walk with incredible mountain panorama and arid landscapes of Sagarmatha National Park including Mt. Pumori and Mt. Nuptse. Arrive at Lobuche and enjoy local accommodation.
Today will be very important day for us because we are going to achieve our final goal of stepping at the Base Camp of world highest mountain, Everest. First, we trek to Gorekhshep which is located at 5160m above the sea level, where we keep our bigger luggage for we are returning there for overnight stay. As we head closer to Gorekhshep, we capture more breathtaking views of Mt. Nupse and alluring Pumori. We also encounter moraines, experience Khumbu Glacier and some huge crevasses on the way to Gorekhshep from Lobuche. Next, we trek to Everest Base Camp which is located at an elevation of 5364m. above the sea level, make the moments memorable by making photographs, rejoice every second and minute and walk back to Gorekhshep, finally.
We hike up to the apex of Kalapatthar before the sun rises. We wait for the sun to spread its beams to dazzle the snow-fed mountain summits including Mt. Everest. You find many other people are doing the same. As the sun rises, you begin to capture the spectacular moments of sunrise and breathtaking mountain peaks including Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Pumori and Mt. Everest. You capture them as much as you can and walk down to Gorekhshep. You have your breakfast at Kalapatthar and fly back to Kathmandu via Namche and Lukla. Once again, you will view the entire Khumbu region and the towering mountain summits including Mt. Everest while flying with helicopter. This moment will be a life-long.
You are picked up by our private vehicle and dropped to the airport on time so that you can comfortably catch your international flight. We bid farewell to you and wish you a wonderful travel ahead.
All set dates are guaranteed departures. If the following dates are not suitable for your travel plans then contact us for your custom trip dates. The private trips are available on any date of your selection at any time of the year.