Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek

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This Everest Base Camp Trek Fly back by Helicopter trip is a great way to witness the Everest region and upon reaching the targeted location, Everest Base Camp. The program is designed for those who have a limited time and still wish to trek to the base camp.
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All about the Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek.

This Everest Base Camp Trek Fly back by Helicopter trip is a great way to witness the Everest region and upon reaching the targeted location, Everest Base Camp. The program is designed for those who have a limited time and still wish to trek to the base camp, and after attending the base camp, fly back to Lukla on a charted helicopter.

This trek is a journey that also lets you fully appreciate the legendary Sherpa people and their culture. The traditional Sherpa villages and mountain settlements along the way provide good insight into the lives of the ethnic people. Mani-stone walls and small chortens with colorful prayer flags line the trekking trail. It is as much a culturally rich trekking experience as it is a naturally beautiful one.

On our Everest Base Camp Trek Fly back by Helicopter tour, we trek to the base camp of the worlds highest mountain, Mt. Everest, and visit Kalapathhar which is another most wanted after destination in the Everest region. The 12-day trip begins in Kathmandu and we fly to Lukla the next day and begin trekking from there. We charter a helicopter on our way back to Lukla from Gorak Shep which is last settlement before Everest Base Camp. Another exciting part of our Everest Base Camp Trek Fly back by Helicopter tour is over the pristine Gokyo Lake, which is also a popular trekking destination among trekkers who travel the Everest region.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 4 stars accommodation in Kathmandu for two nights with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek as mention on itinerary
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights by a regular Twin Otter plane (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
  • One Porter between two person
  • Helicopter/Chopper expenses from Gorakshep to Lukla
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after the trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek guide)
  • All government and local taxes
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Nepalese visa fee (25 US$ for 15 days) you can easily get on your arrival at Kathmandu airport
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights and helicopter rides from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu (if requested by guests)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  1. Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 M)

    Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. You can visit our office for pre-trip meeting and know the detail arrangement of the Trek. Accommodation: 4 stars hotel

  2. Day 2 Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, then trek to Phakding (2652m)

    As our flight time to Lukla we will arrange transport to drive Kathmandu domestic airport. The flight to Lukla gives outstanding views of early morning sunrise on the snow-capped mountains. On landing Tenzing-Hillary Airport after a 40 minutes at Lukla, we reach the gateway to the Himalayas. The trek begins from the airport itself soon after meeting our crew there from where Phakdung is a short walk. As this is the first day of the trek, we rest in Phakding. Accommodation: Room with attach bathroom
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Distance: 7.8 KM

  3. Day 3 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

    Starting early in the morning, the route passes through beautiful pine forests, Dudh Koshi River and views of Maunt Thamserku. After passing a few settlements we a check post, the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. We further walk through the confluence of Dudh Koshi River and Bhote Koshi River, and take a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar where the first sight of marvelous Mount Everest and ridges of Mount Lhotse and Mount Nuptse welcomes us. Accommodation: Room with attach bathroom & electric blanket
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Distance: 10.4 KM

  4. Day 4 Acclimatization day in Namche

    Namche Bazaar, the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region, is well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries et cetera. Although it’s rest day for acclimatization, we go for a short hike to a nearby viewpoint (Thame or Khunde) and take a tour of the place including the Tourist Visitor Center where information about Everest climbers, Sherpa people and their culture and flora and fauna of the region are briefed. Overnight stay in a lodge/tea house.
    Accommodation: Room with attach bathroom & electric blanket
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Distance: 8 KM

  5. Day 5 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) to Dibuche 3810 mtrs

    We follow the trail that climbs the top of a ridge offering a panorama of Thamserku, Kusum Kangrib and Kantega. After walking around a branch ridge, the views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, Tawetse and Nuptse suddenly become unveils. We then start descending and come to the crossroad with one way leading to Gokyo valley. Walking through the village of Trashinga, we soon reach the Dudh Koshi River. The first half of the climb to Tyangboche is strenuous, however eases off as the trail approaches forested area. With splendid views in the backdrop, the climb along the mountainside leads to a stone gate that marks the entrance to Tyangboche. Tyangboche gives one of the best panoramic views of the snow giants. After short break in Tyangboche we continue our trek to Dibuche for overnight.
    Accommodation: Room with attach bathroom & electric blanket
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Distance: 9.3 KM

  6. Day 6 Dibuche – Dingbuche (4410m)

    The morning view of the mountain panorama is outstanding and you can click the breath taking views of Kangtega range, Thamserku, Amadablam, Taboche, Kwangde, Tengboche, Lhotse and Nuptse. Our day begins along the trail through Imja Khola then to Tengboche where we descend to river bank, through the rhodedondron and birch forests. At Deboche we visit a Buddhist nunnery and cross few chortens to reach Pangboche where we can have a splendid view the wonderful mountains. One can easily notice the thinning vegetation on walking from upper Panboche to the dry and alpine terrain of Shomare. The apical ridge of Mt. Pumori can be viewed from Orsho then finally we reach the cold and windy village of Dingboche where we stay overnight.
    Accommodation: Room with attach bathroom & electric blanket
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Distance: 10 KM

  7. Day 7 Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization

    There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. Another option is to hike up to Chhukung, where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. Accommodation: Room with attach bathroom
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  8. Day 8 Dingboche to Lhobuche (5000m)

    The trail goes slightly uphill till Thugla Pass then descends moderately up till Lobuche. You will see memorial stupa and pray flag hanging on the hill over the Thugla pass. The stupas were built in the memory of climbers who have lost their life during the expedition of Mt. Everest. You will get an opportunity to get the view of Tawache, Cholache, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Pumari, Nuptse & Kusum kankaru mountains. The glacier ridge of Lobuche offers you the view of Everest base camp, Kala pattar, Khumbu glacier and moraines formed by glaciers.
    Accommodation: Room without attach bathroom
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Distance: 7.6 KM

  9. Day 9 Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5150m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m), back to Gorakshep

    This is the most important day of the Everest Base Camp trek route. At Thangma Riju one can experience the 360 degree panaromic view snowcapped mountains. Actually Mount Everest is not seen from here however Mount Nuptse, Mount Nuptse and Mount Pumori can be viewed very well. Below Mount Pumori a grey grassy land of Kalapathar can be seen after climbing up the steep through terrain of Changri glacier.
    Accommodation: Room with attach bathroom & electric blanket
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Distance: 9.9 KM

  10. Day 10 Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5545m) then fly back to Lukla by Helicopter

    On the climax of this trip the trek starts much early in the morning so that trekkers can witness the glimpse of the Mount Everest when the dusk turns to bright morning with light of the day. On the way Peak s Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse are viewed. It is recommended that during the ascent to Kalapththar which takes hours one plus and catch breathe while snapping the photos at times. Panaromic view of Himalayas can be seen at Gorakshep.

    Then we will provide you breakfast in Gorakshep then our helicopter will be there to pickup you which will take to Lukla. Helicopter flight to Lukla will be most exiting & memorable trip.
    Accommodation: Room with attach bathroom
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  11. Day 11 Flight back to Kathmandu

    This is the day when Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is enjoyed over once again. On reaching Kathmandu it is time to enjoy shopping and walking round the city. The evening is to celebrate for successfully completion of Everest Base Camp trip.
    Accommodation: 4 stars
    Meals: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 Final Departure or onward for next program

    The final day in Nepal is the last time one can enjoy shopping and have pleasant sightseeing around the cultural city of Kathmandu valley before leaving for Tribhuwan International Airport on scheduled flight time.
    Meals: Breakfast

Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle

This Everest Base Camp Trek Fly back by Helicopter trip is a great way to witness the Everest region and upon reaching the targeted location, Everest Base Camp.

  • Sightseeing at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu City.
  •  Visit Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital the gateway to the Everest.
  •  Attend Everest Base Camp hike up to Kalapather for majestic views of Everest others.
  •  Most scenic helicopter flight back to Lukla head-to-head with the Himalayas

The suitable time for this trekking is spring and autumn.

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np; Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport -size photo. The current cost of visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ.  Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended stay in Nepal. We recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just incase there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange additional activity for your time in Nepal.To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of china as well as citizens of south Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) get free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR).
We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.
The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.
Despite having security advantage of traveller’scheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card. If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.  Please note that most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipments however these are the necessities list we prepared keeping keeping your comfort and utility in mind.
We never recommend our clients to bring over equipments which are not necessary for the trek.
Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fibre
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T- shirts ( bring Light weight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Water proof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots that been worn in
  • Thick wool socks (Take a extra pairs of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)
  • Toiletries (toilet papers,  tooth paste, tooth brush, )

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Tooth brush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant/ floss
  • Bio degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Extra items
  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binocular

The most importantly, tipping is at travelers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tip is the accepted and honored way to saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

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