Everest Heli Trek



Starting From

USD $1800

Embark on an 11-day journey of a lifetime, combining trekking with a thrilling helicopter experience, to explore the iconic Everest Base Camp and immerse yourself in the vibrant Sherpa culture of the Khumbu region.
  • trip code:ABCT
  • destination:Nepal
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Trip Highlights

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with Global Nepal Treks' Everest Base Camp Heli Trek, a meticulously crafted 11-day journey blending trekking with an exhilarating helicopter experience. Here are the key highlights:

Unique Helicopter Experience: Depart from the conventional trekking route by taking a helicopter flight directly from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. This not only saves time but also offers a fresh perspective of the majestic Himalayan landscape.

Lifetime Mountain Views: Feast your eyes on the awe-inspiring peaks of the Khumbu region, including Ama-Dablam, Kondge, Cholatse, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Pomari, and Cho-you.

Cultural Exploration: Immerse yourself in the vibrant Sherpa culture as you traverse through picturesque villages like Namche, Khmjung, Tengbuche, Pangbuche, and Gorakshep.

Itinerary Highlights:

  1. Begin your journey with a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  2. Trek through charming villages, guided by experienced professionals, until you reach the legendary Everest Base Camp.
  3. Delight in breathtaking panoramas from Kalapatthar and the Everest View Hotel.
  4. Return in style via a scenic helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla.
  5. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sagarmatha National Park, showcasing a diverse landscape from lush forests to high-altitude regions.

Fauna and Wildlife: Encounter the park's rich biodiversity, including 118 bird species like the Himalayan Monal and red-billed chough, as well as rare mammals such as the snow leopard, red panda, and Himalayan black bear.

Landscape and Attractions: Marvel at the rugged terrain and gorges of the high Himalayas, with highlights like the Gokyo Lakes and the Dudh Kosi River basin. Capture unforgettable vistas of Mt. Everest and its neighboring peaks.

The Everest Base Camp Heli Trek promises an unforgettable adventure, blending trekking, cultural immersion, and a thrilling helicopter tour. Experience the beauty of the Khumbu region and return with memories to last a lifetime.

Things that you need to know

What is the best time of year to undertake this trek?


The best time for this trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally stable, and the skies are clear.

What is the level of physical fitness required for this trek?


This trek requires a moderate to high level of physical fitness. Participants should be prepared for long hours of walking on uneven terrain and be able to handle altitude gains.

What is the altitude sickness risk, and how can it be mitigated?


Altitude sickness is a concern on this trek due to the high elevations. Adequate acclimatization, proper hydration, gradual ascent, and recognition of symptoms early are key to mitigating altitude sickness.

Are permits required for this trek, and how can they be obtained?


Yes, permits such as the Everest trekking permit and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card are required. These can be obtained through registered trekking agencies or the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu.

What type of accommodation can I expect during the trek?


Accommodation along the trek route typically consists of teahouses or lodges, which provide basic amenities such as a bed, blanket, and shared bathroom facilities.

What meals are included during the trek?


The trek package typically includes three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during trekking days. Meals are usually simple and nutritious, consisting of local and international dishes.

What safety measures are in place during the trek?


Experienced guides and porters accompany trekkers, and there are established trekking routes with teahouses along the way. Additionally, trekking agencies provide emergency evacuation plans and medical support if needed.

What should I pack for this trek?


Essential items include appropriate clothing for varying weather conditions, sturdy trekking boots, personal hygiene items, and a first aid kit. A detailed packing list is usually provided by trekking agencies.

Is it possible to customize the itinerary or add side trips?


Yes, many trekking agencies offer customizable itineraries and optional side trips to nearby attractions or viewpoints. These can be arranged based on individual preferences and time constraints.

How can I prepare for this trek?


Preparing physically through regular exercise, including cardiovascular workouts and hiking, is recommended. Additionally, familiarizing yourself with the trek route, understanding altitude sickness, and packing appropriate gear are essential preparations.





Upon your arrival, our team will extend a warm greeting and ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel. Take this opportunity to settle in and relax after your journey. Later in the evening, there will be a briefing session to provide you with any last-minute details about your upcoming trek. It's advisable to retire early for a well-rested start to the adventure awaiting you tomorrow.

Altitude: 2,800m/9184ft (Lukla) & 2,652m/8,698ft (Phakding) Walking Distance: 8km (3-4 hours) * Flight time: 15 min from Ramecchap Drive time: 4 hours & 30mins (Kathmandu to Ramecchap) Following a brief morning flight to Lukla, you'll meet your guide and porter to kick start your trekking adventure. The journey begins with a stroll through Chaurikharka village, gradually descending towards Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). Following the path along the Dudhkoshi River's banks, you'll arrive at Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), our resting point for the night to aid in acclimatization. Enjoy some leisure time in Phakding, a popular resting spot for trekkers. Note: Lukla flights are currently operating from Ramechhap instead of Kathmandu due to ongoing upgrades at Kathmandu Airport. The drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap takes approximately 4 hours, so we'll depart for the airport around 2 am. On the return journey, the drive back to Kathmandu will take between 4 to 6 hours depending on traffic conditions.

Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft Walking Distance: 10-12km (5-6 hours) Day 3: After breakfast in Phakding, we embark on our trek towards Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa village in Nepal. Our journey begins by crossing the Dudhkoshi River via a scenic suspension bridge, leading us through a lush pine forest to Monjo, approximately two hours away. Here, we pass through the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check before descending to the Dudh Kosi River, where we'll spot Mani stones along the way. After lunch in Jorsale, our trail ascends uphill towards Namche Bazaar. Along the riverbank, we'll cross two bridges, including the iconic Hillary Suspension Bridge. The climb to Namche Bazaar is challenging, but the breathtaking views of Everest await as our reward upon arrival.

Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft Today is dedicated to rest and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar. Take the opportunity to allow your body to adjust to the high altitude. You can opt for a 2-hour hike to Everest View Point for further acclimatization or explore Namche Bazaar. Visit the Sherpa museum to learn about Sherpa culture and mountaineering history, and don't miss the Hatt Bazaar on Saturdays for a glimpse into local trading. Explore the bustling marketplace, offering a wide range of trekking and mountaineering gear. Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft Today is dedicated to rest and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar. Take the opportunity to allow your body to adjust to the high altitude. You can opt for a 2-hour hike to Everest View Point for further acclimatization or explore Namche Bazaar. Visit the Sherpa museum to learn about Sherpa culture and mountaineering history, and don't miss the Hatt Bazaar on Saturdays for a glimpse into local trading. Explore the bustling marketplace, offering a wide range of trekking and mountaineering gear.

Altitude: 3,700m/12,139ft Walking Distance: 10km (6 hours) Start the day with breakfast in Namche Bazaar before continuing our trek towards Everest Base Camp. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde. Our destination, Phortse, is renowned as one of the most picturesque locations in the Everest region, with its legendary views of Ama Dablam.

Altitude: 4,400m/14,435ft Walking Distance: 11km (6 hours) Today's trail follows alongside the roaring Imja Khol River, characterized by its glacial blue waters. We embark on a gradual ascent to Pangboche, the largest Sherpa settlement in the region, offering a fascinating glimpse into Sherpa village life. Lunch provides an opportunity to dine with locals and explore the village. Adventurous trekkers can opt for a short hike to the historic Pangboche monastery, one of the oldest in the area. In the afternoon, our trek becomes more challenging as we traverse dry, barren mountains on our way to Dingboche. Note: During the winter season, if the trail is covered in snow, we will take the alternate route via Debouche and Tengboche.

Altitude: 4,400m/14,435ft Today offers a well-deserved opportunity to recharge before the final stretch of our journey. Take advantage of the day to discover Dingboche and its neighboring valleys of Chhukung and Imja, which serve as connecting points to Island Peak and the lofty passes of Amphu Laptsa, along with providing access to the stunning landscapes of Makalu. Barun National Park. While an optional trek to the valleys promises rewarding views, prioritizing rest is crucial. Save your energy for tomorrow's challenging ascent, the second-to-last day of our adventure.

Altitude: 4,900m/16,076ft Walking Distance: 11-12 km (6-7 hours) As we progress, the trek becomes gradually more challenging due to the higher altitude. Passing through Dungla, we encounter a tough, steep ascent to the top of a high hill adorned with memorial stupas honoring climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to Everest. Continuing onwards, we navigate craggy mountain terrain to reach Lobuche, a quaint settlement offering breathtaking views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari, and Nuptse. Prepare for a cold night ahead, as we are now nearly three miles above sea level, and the evenings can be quite chilly!

Altitude: 5180m/16,994ft (Gorakshep) & 5364m/17598ft (EBC) Walking Distance: 15km (6-8 hours) Today marks the pinnacle of our adventure! Our journey begins with a relatively easy trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep. The subsequent trail to Everest Base Camp becomes more challenging, navigating rocky dunes and moraine, formed by the accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris. Along the way, we'll pass by the renowned Khumbu Glacier and icefall, situated on the slopes of Everest. At Base Camp, a bustling hub during the spring climbing season, you may have the opportunity to interact with climbers aiming for the summit. Capture unforgettable moments with your camera amidst breathtaking surroundings. As the afternoon sun begins to fade, we'll retreat to Gorakshep for well-deserved rest and relaxation after a strenuous and eventful day.

Altitude: 5,545m/18,192ft (Kala Patthar) Walking Distance: 5km (2-3 hours) Rising before dawn, we embark on a trek towards Kala Patthar, known as "black rock," to witness a breathtaking sunrise over Mt. Everest. As the first light of the day illuminates the horizon, you'll be treated to awe-inspiring views of Nuptse, Changtse, and Lhotse. This moment presents the perfect opportunity to capture stunning photographs of Everest and its neighboring peaks. Afterward, we return to Gorakshep for breakfast before boarding a helicopter back to Lukla. From Lukla, we catch our flight to Kathmandu, where you'll be transferred to your hotel for some well-deserved rest and personal reflection following your Himalayan adventure. In the evening, we gather for a farewell dinner at one of Kathmandu's finest Nepalese restaurants, eager to hear your reflections on the journey.

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft Today marks your departure from Nepal. Enjoy a final breakfast and take the opportunity for some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. We'll ensure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with ample time before your flight home. As we bid you farewell, we do so with warm memories and stunning photographs to share with your loved ones. END OF OUR SERVICES


On an 11-day adventure, with 8 days featuring three meals a day.

Enjoy 2 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast included.

Experience a one-way helicopter flight from Gorak Shep to Lukla.

Benefit from round-trip airfare between Kathmandu/Ramechhap and Lukla.

Your trekking journey includes accommodation and airport transfers.

Obtain an Everest trekking permit and TIMS Card for traveler security.

Be accompanied by a fully licensed, English-speaking guide.

Porter service will be provided for your convenience.

All local and government taxes are included.

Conclude your adventure with a memorable farewell dinner.

As a token of our appreciation, receive a Global Nepal T-shirt.








  1. Personal expenses such as souvenirs and additional meals in Kathmandu.
  2. International airfare to and from Nepal.
  3. Travel insurance, including emergency evacuation and medical expenses.
  4. Visa fees for Nepal.
  5. Tips for guides and porters.
  6. Optional activities and services are not mentioned in the itinerary.

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