Best Everest Helicopter Tour with 2 days Mini Trek

Everest Helicopter Tour

Everest Helicopter Tour is designed for those who want to explore more of the Khumbu region in short period of time without missing out on the amazing sights that this region has to offer. As this tour entails relatively less trekking hours compared to other Everest region treks, the difficulty level of this trek is easy to moderate.

This unique tour promises you an unique experience that encapsulates the combination of perspectives from the ground as well as aerial one. You will be hiking on foot for less than 12 hours in two day period, which will let you experience the local culture and norms, warm hospitality of Sherpa people and the monumental mountains that are standing all around you.

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Everest Helicopter Tour Lukla Airport

Like most of the trekking Everest region offers, our journey starts from Kathmandu valley. We take a short but exciting flight to Lukla, the mountainous airstrip at 2850m which is quite notorious for its short length and unpredictable weather. 

We hike up to Phakding along the Sunkoshi river, whereupon we rest for a the night. After a decent rest, we will ascend to Namche bazar, popularly termed as gateway to Everest and acclimatize there. We start our journey quite early given the time constraints and after sightseeing, we get onboard the helicopter for a fantastic ride towards Kala Patthar (17192 ft/5242m). From that vantage point, we can see awe inspiring views of mountains as well as aerial view of pristine Gokyo Lakes.

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Everest Helicopter Tour to Kalapatthar 

As it is well known, we get the closest views of the tallest mountains in the world from Kala Patthar. The perk of doing a heli trip close to the mountains is that, it provides one with a unique aerial view that is not possible from ground and minus the strenuous hike for days to head back to Lukla. We then take the heli back to Lukla airport and get on the connecting flight to Kathmandu.

Overview

Itinerary

Trek Venture Nepal Pvt.Ltd. representative receive you in Kathmandu airport (1340 m) on your arrival. Welcoming and transfer to hotel for overnight stay on Bed and Breakfast plan.
Our tour guide meets you in the hotel lobby area. Depending upon time and interest, one can make an half day sightseeing or full day. The day trip lets you experience some of the World Heritage Sites around Kathmandu. We will be visiting one of the most revered, ancient and believed to have self-emerged atop green hillock west of Kathmandu, the great stupa of Swayambhunath, a site over 2,500 years old. The pilgrim’s approach to the shrine is through a wooded park up a steep flight of 300 stone steps, lined with stone sculpture of animals and birds, vehicle of gods. Our guide will brief you while exploring the sites. Afterwards, we drive towards east of Kathmandu valley to one of the important World Heritage Sites “Pashupatinath”, a renowned Hindu temple. The main deity is Lord Shiva, both destroyer and creator of the world according to Hindu belief system. Throughout the year, Shiva is worshipped at Pashupatinath as a lingum(phallus) in his incarnation as the Lord Pashupati. The Bagmati River is lined with many dharmsalas and cremation ghats. There is usually cremation in progress on one of the platforms of the river. The ashes will be scattered in the river, regarded as holy as it flows into the sacred Ganges. At the end of the day we return back to the hotel and go through pre-briefing about next schedule. Our guide will assist you to prepare your necessary gears as per the need of upcoming trek.
Our early morning flight by Twin Otter aircraft rushes us to Lukla, the most popular as well as notorious mountain airstrip in the world. It was originally conceived by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust as an runway to transport materials for building schools and hospitals. Lukla is now one of busiest runway in Nepal. On the flight we may witness the magnificent bird eye views of highest mountains peak of the world including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu (the world’s 3rd,4th,5th highest respectively). On arrival, we meet our Sherpa guide and we pick up our trail after cup of tea. Surprisingly, the high altitude trek begins by descending to the river at Phakding.
The early start of our hike will allow us to ascend the Namche hill first thing in the morning. At about half-way up the hill, the gap between the woods will allow us to get glimpse Mount Everest for the first time. If the weather is clear at the top, the South-West face will be visible behind the long Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Namche is the most prosperous and active hub of Khumbu region. A bazzar is held every Friday and Saturday. The wares on display include meat, grains and vegetables, shoes, hand woven aprons, trekking gears with your choice of cafeteria for coffee, bakeries and also pub to hang out for some drinks. Thamserku (6648 m), Kwangde Ri (6187 m) and Khumbila (5707 m) surround the natural bowl that Namche sits in
Relax and acclimatize in the altitude by walking higher and sleep lower. We may hike to Everest view hotel, khunde , Khumjung as an day hike. Overnight in Namche.
We make our way to Heli pad in the morning after breakfast. The Heli tour close to Mount Everest and other giants Himalaya is worth the trip with Birdseye view. On a clear weather, you will get to see the tall behemoths like : Lhotse(8516m), Nuptse(7861m), Makalu (8,481m), Cho Oyu(8201) and Mount Everest (8,848m) from up close. Also, you will get an aerial view of Gokyo lakes, Khumbu glacier, Khumbu Icefall and Everest Base Camp. The helicopter will drop us off back at Lukla, where we stay overnight.
Early morning connecting flight will take us back to Kathmandu on twin otter aircraft. Pick up from airport by Trek Venture Nepal representative and transfer to hotel. Farewell dinner and drinks to celebrate the trip success.
Day 8 :
Departure!
Trek Venture staff will drop you off at TIA for your flight towards onward destination.

Price Includes

  • Pickups and drop-offs from airport/hotel
  • Accommodation in 3 star or any equivalent hotel in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation at Teahouse/Lodge during the trek
  • All three meals (BLD) per day during the trek/climb
  • Wages, lodging, accommodation, insurance and meals for the guide and porter
  • Professional, well-trained and multilingual guide
  • Strong, experienced and capable porter
  • Domestic flights ticket as well as airport taxes
  • All taxes (government and local), necessary paper works and permits
  • First-aid kit
  • Extra porters (if need be) to carry all camping supplies during the trek
  • Trek permits, TIMS card and required trek documents
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Trekking completion certificate as a memento to all our valued guests
  • Welcome and farewell Nepalese Traditional dinner

Price Excludes

  • Visa fees
  • Travel and Emergency Helicopter Evacuation Insurance
  • Meals( Lunch & Dinner) & other expenses during Kathmandu( breakfast included at Hotel)
  • Any types of bottled/boiled water, soft drinks or Alcoholic drinks during trek
  • Personal expenses like hot shower, laundry, unforeseen cost due to bad weather, flooding, landslide, urgent helicopter evacuation, etc.
  • Trekking gears and clothing
  • Tips for guide, driver and porter
  • Climbing gears & personal Equipment
  • Any other expenses not listed above.

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Best Everest Helicopter Tour with 2 days Mini Trek