Everest Base Camp Heli Trek - 12 Days

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is a suitable holiday for every trekker to explore the Everest base camp. Mt. Everest Heli Trek is a short and scenic holidays which flawlessly blends the awesome trekking experience. Reaching to the base of the highest peak on the earth Mt Everest (8848m) is undoubtedly every trekkers dream. Nevertheless, many trek enthusiasts don’t get the chance to experience The Everest Base Camp Trek due to time restraint.

However, the Everest Base Camp is an awesome alternative for people to experience the majestic beauty of the Mount Everest. They can always opt for this short EBC Heli Trek which is of 12 days. Everest Heli Trek perfectly combines the awesome experience of trekking and enjoying the luxurious helicopter ride back Lobuche to Kathmandu.

Trekkers can enjoy fully at the Everest region by touching the land of Khumbu region where we will get to feel the unique hospitality of the Sherpa culture and people. This luxury trek is suitable for the adventure lovers who have limited time frame or feel difficult to walk downhill.

The 12 Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek designed by Adventure Connexion will let you experience breathtaking Everest Base Camp trek blended with most scenic and pictorial Heli ride amidst the stunning valleys and the awe-inspiring Himalayas high peaks.

  • Board exhilarating Trans-Himalayan Kathmandu Lukla flight and witness spectacular Himalayan panorama.
  • Discover the age-old lifestyles and traditions of Himalayan Sherpa community.
  • Hike along the Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site)
  • Visit the Tengboche Monastery at 3860m, one of the biggest monasteries in Khumbu region.
  • Witness the mixture of rich Buddhist & Tibetan cultures and traditions.
  • Great views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam and Thamserku
  • Enjoy scenic helicopter flight back Lobuche to Kathmandu on a Chartered Helicopter
  • Hike to Kalapathar at 5,550 meters with spectacular views Mt. Everest including other Khumbu giants.
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

Day 2
Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft]

Day 3
Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]

Day 4
Acclimatization day and O/N at Namche [3,450m/11,319ft]

Day 5
Trek to Deboche [3720 m/12,205ft]

Day 6
Trek to Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft]

Day 7
Rest and acclimatization with a hike to Nagartsang Peak [5,083m/16,625ft]

Day 8
Trek to Lobuche [4,910m/16,109ft]

Day 9
Trek to E.B.C [5,364m/17,600ft] and retrace back to Gorekshep [5,140m/16,865ft]

Day 10
Early morning hike up to Kala Patter [5,545m/18,193ft] and retrace back to Pheriche [4,250m/13,944ft]

Day 11
Fly back to Kathmandu on a chartered helicopter [1,350m/4,430ft]

Day 12
Final Departure

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pickup and drop-off by private car
  • Standard twin shared accommodation in hotels in Kathmandu (2 nights) including breakfast
  • Twin shared lodge/guesthouse accommodations during the trek (09 nights)
  • Lobuche to Kathmandu private helicopter charter
  • Kathmandu – Lukla flight fare
  • Guide flight fare Kathmandu Lukla
  • Your all foods in the Mountain region
  • All accommodation, food & salary for the guide & porters
  • Guide insurance, Salary & their equipment
  • Sleeping Bags during the trek
  • Mobile phone and Sim card
  • Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trip certificate
  • TIMs Card and Everest National park permit
  • Government and local taxes.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Everest Base Camp Heli Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 5,545m/11283ft
  • 2-5 Person
  • Trek + Helicopter Ride
  • Luxury Trek
  • March - May / Sept - Dec