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Everest Base Camp Heli Trek – 12 Days

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Trip Duration Trip Duration
12 Days
Group Size Group Size
Min 1- 20 people
Maximum Altitude Max. Altitude
Trip Difficulty Difficulty
Activities Activities
  • Trekking
  • Hiking
  • Heli Ride
Best Season Best Season
  • Sep – Dec
  • Mar – May
Calendar Accommodation
  • 2 Nights Hotel
  • 9 nights Guesthouse
Calendar Meals
  • 1 Breakfast
  • 1 Dinner
US$ 3000 US$ 1900 See Private Group Discount
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Highlights of Everest Base Camp Heli Trek – 12 Days


  1. Spotting endangered animals and birds in the Sagarmatha National Park
  2. Exploring the beautiful Namche Bazaar – located in the heart of Sherpa Community
  3. Amazing helicopter ride from Everest Base camp to Lukla
  4. Panoramic view of mountain peaks, including Mt. Everest, Mt Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, etc
  5. Taking a helicopter flight and enjoying the sight of mountains from the height
  6. Sunrise view over the silver mountains from the top of Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp
  7. Ancient Buddhist monasteries, traditional agricultural farms, stone-paved paths with prayer flags

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Overview of Everest Base Camp Heli Trek – 12 Days

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is the best trip to experience the Everest region and a luxury way to enjoy the most stunning view of Everest Base Camp and the views of the surrounding. Until we reach upon targeted location, you can witness the scenic beauty of the Everest region through the height.

This trek is specially designed for those who have very limited time to explore around Everest region and want some helicopter riding experience. After a wonderful experience of Everest, you can also make the trek route to Base Camp and to the Kalapatthar and then return to the Gorakshep. And once you reach the Gorakshep, take a helicopter flight to Lukla for about 20 minutes.

We start our journey by taking a flight to Lukla, which takes around 30 – 40 minutes in the air. Moving on, we will be entering the gateway to Everest Base Camp, i.e. Everest National Park, which is one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites.

From there, we will head towards a beautiful modern village present in the Himalayas region Namche Bazaar. We continue to explore different villages every day like Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. Our final destination is to Sleep in Gorakshep (5180m).

We will pay a visit to Everest Base camp to view some surrounding mountains and Khumbu Icefall. Kala Patthar is the best View P0int for this Everest Base Camp Heli Trek you will have the panoramic scene of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest (8848M) including other several mountains like Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt, Cho Oyu, MT. Tawache, Mt Kusum Kangaru, Pumori, Khantega, etc.

After gathering all the memorable views of the mountains from Kalapatther, we will start coming back to Gorakshep. From Gorakshep, we will directly take a helicopter flight back to a Lukla. The last time you will be enjoying the stunning views of mountains.

The trek will definitely give you the expedition memories of a lifetime. All the routes prepared for this trek are designed by Ambition Himalaya Treks and Expeditions.

Please free to contact us if you have any confusion regarding the prepared route or alternative route. Apart from the Everest Base Camp tour you can also, you can take a helicopter tour to EBC enjoying both trekking and helicopter ride to the world’s highest base camp.

Trip Route: Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche Bazar-Tengboche-Dingboche-Lobuche-Everest Base Camp-Kalapatthar-Helicopter to Lukla-Kathmandu

Best Month: September to December and March to May

Short/Detail Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Heli Trek – 12 Days

DayModeRoute ItineraryElev.(m)DurationOvernightIncluded
01FlightArrival in Kathmandu1,300 -----Hotel Thamel ParkD
02Fly/trekkathmandu - Lukla - Phakding2,860/2,610 30m/3 hrsGuesthouse-----
03TrekPhakding - Namche Bazar3,440 6/7 hrsGuesthouse------
04Hike/restHike - Everest View Hotel -Namche3,962 4/5 hrsGuesthouse------
05TrekNamche Bazar - Tengboche3,860 5/6 hrsGuesthouse-------
06TrekTengboche - Dingboche4,410 4/5 hrsGuesthouse------
07Hike/restHike - Nagarjuna hill - Back5,000 3/4 hrsGuesthouse-----
08TrekDingbiche - Lobuche4,910 4/5 hrsGuesthouse------
09TrekTrek - Everest B C - Gorakshep5,364/5180 8/9 hrsGuesthouse-----
10Hike/flyHike - Kalapatther - Fly Heli to Lukla5,545 2/3 hrsGuesthouse-----
11FlightLukla - kathmandu - Hotel1,300 30/40 mHotel Thamel Park-----
12FlightKathmandu - Departure----- -----------B

Detail Itinerary

At Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will be waiting to welcome you and pick you up. Then you will be transported to your respective hotel as per the prepared itinerary. If you have enough time left, you can stroll around Kathmandu Valley to entertain yourself. At the end of the day, we will welcome you to delicious Nepali cuisine in a typical Nepali restaurant.

We catch an early morning flight to Lukla – one of the most beautiful places in the Everest region. It will take around 30-45 minutes of time in the air. Once you and your guide reach Lukla, you will find your porter waiting for you to arrive.

Then after you will have breakfast/lunch in the teahouse in Lukla lodge at the same time, porter will manage your bag pack to carry. Lukla is the first step and gateway to the Khumbu/Everest region. Then we will have our way towards Phakding.

It takes around 3-4 hours to walk to reach Phakding village. This is Sherpa village and their traditional agriculture farms can be found on the way. Phakding offers you the very first view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru. Phakding is a small village having a limited number of facilities and lodges for trekkers.

Today we will set our trail towards the Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the most beautiful and developed town in the Everest region. On the way to Namche, we will follow the paths of the Dudh Koshi River and cross it over the very famous Hillary bridge.

After we cross Monjo village, we will be right in front of UNESCO’s world heritage site – Sagarmatha National Park. The park actively works for the conservation of the surrounding Everest region. Continuing further to Namche Bazaar, we will have the first view of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest [8848 M]. The view of mountains like Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Lhotse, Tawache etc. will be common from onwards. Finally, after a long uphill trail, we will see the colorful village Namche.

Today, the full day is for your health to acclimatize to high altitude and explore the market. We will walk through Namche village and Syanboche world’s highest airport and continue visit to Everest View Hotel. We offer you Everest View Hotel breakfast at the hotel with the stunning sights of mountains like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru  & & Amadablam. If you still got plenty of time, then you can visit the local Sherpa museum to know about histories of Sherpa.

We will have our morning breakfast and move towards Tengboche. Tengboche is a very famous place in the Everest region and is considered the best place to stay at. In Tengboche, you will find ancient Buddhist monasteries where most of the people come to find peace state of mind through Yoga and meditation. It takes around 5-6 hours to trek to reach to Tengboche. From Tengboche, you can see the view of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, etc.


Dingboche is commonly known as the gateway to Island peak, which is another famous trekking place available in the Everest region. Dingboche is surrounded by the hill in every direction. The path to Dingboche is mostly gradual and not too hard. It takes around 5-6 hours of the trek to reach to Dingboche. Dingboche is a nice place where there are numerous lodges of normal to standard. We will spend our night in Dingboche.


Today after breakfast we will start to walk around Dingboche village and hike up to Nagarjuna point as much as we can. This bit steep, but the views from the trail are outstanding. You can see many peaks surrounding. We can able to See, Amadablam, Lhotse, Island peak, Makalu, Cholatse, Taboche, and many more. It takes about 3/4 hour’s hike and back to the Guesthouse for lunch and the rest of the day to be quiet and rest.

From this trek, our journey will be tough and difficult. But the first part of this trek is a gradual walk, easy and beautiful. After Thukla, Most of the path will now be uphill with high altitude and thin air. There are many graveyards on the way to Lobuche. These graveyards are the memorials of people who died during their expedition to conquer mountains in Everest. The Lobuche area is mostly used by climbers of Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar to acclimatize their body for the upcoming path.


We will have our breakfast in the morning and make our way to Gorakshep and then to the Everest Base Camp. For this path, we will have to take the route of moraines from the glacier in Khumbu region. The glacier is one of the giant glaciers of the world. The first step we reach the Gorakshep and have lunch and we leave our belonging and continue to Everest Base Camp.

Once we reach the Everest Base Camp, we can see the graveyards build honoring the climbers who couldn’t complete their expedition to conquer the mountains of the Everest region. From Everest Base Camp you will have an amazing moment to be in this place and see Khumbu Icefall and glacier. The maximum number of casualties that happen in this region due to the false path is shown by the movement of glaciers and icefalls. Once we have our moment in the Everest region, we will be moving downhill path to reach Gorakshep.

The morning view from Kala Patthar will be just amazing. That’s why we will move early in the morning to have the breathtaking sight of the silver mountains. The name Kalapatthar was formed because there is only black rock and no snow. In the morning, you can see the beautiful sunrise over the mountains of the Khumbu region.

From here, the view of Mt. Everest is marvelous, and others are in Panoramic capture. You can see, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and Pumori are Close to your eye, and respectively you will see Lhotse, Amadablam, and many peaks. After enjoying our moment in Kalapatthar will return to Gorakshep and have our delicious breakfast. From Gorakshep, we will have our direct flight to Lukla by means of a helicopter.


Today will be your last day in the mountain region. You will say goodbye to your porter and to the surrounding mountains of the Himalayas. Then you will fly back to Kathmandu by regular flight. From the airport, our representative will pick you up and transfer you back to the hotel.

Today, you will be making your way back to your own place with all the Himalaya moments to remember for your whole life.

But if you want to extend your stay in Nepal, you may continue.


What's included
  • Airport pick up and drop by private transport.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast ( Hotel New Thamel Park) twin Sharing basis
  • Air Ticket of Kathmandu to Lukla and return from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Includes all the domestic airfare taxes.
  • Helicopter Fly from Gorakshep to Lukla.
  • Sagarmatha National park Entry Permit
  • Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry permit
  • TIMS permit
  • Every accommodation cost of trek plan ( Guesthouse) twin sharing basis room.
  • Well trained guide for trekking along with their salary and transportation costs, foods, accommodations, and insurance.
  • For groups over 6 people – assistant guide (includes salary, accommodation, meal, and insurance)
  • Porters throughout the trek (1 porter will carry 2 trekkers baggage), includes salary, food, accommodation, and transportation.
  • Basic equipment for trekking such as down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag and which must be returned after completing the trek.
  • Free Ambition Himalaya T-Shirts every one
  • Free Trekking map ( Everest group One map)
  • First aid kit with Guide
  • paper works, and company service charges for the trek.
  • A traditional welcome dinner in typical Nepali restaurant at the time of arrival.
  • Certificate of achievement can be prepared along with the signature of company director and your local guide (only if requested).
What is excluded
  • Excludes overseas airfares
  • Visa fees ($ 30 for 15 days, $ 50 for 30 days and $ 125 for 90 days ),
  • Travel, emergency rescue charge and insurance.
  • All Meals and drinks in during trek
  • Wi-Fi Charger, Battery charging bill during the trek are off the package.
  • Activities not mentioned in itinerary
  • Meals costs for the stay in Kathmandu even if the early return from the trek.
  • Extra costs caused by natural disaster, flight delay, early arrival etc.
  • Extra incentives such as tips, gifts, gratuities for the guide or porters.
  • Any benefits not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless indicated on booking of the trekking.

Important Note:

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where the journey begins, is normally trustworthy, but if the weather is poor, all flights for the day will be delayed or canceled. We will try to get you on a hired helicopter (depends on your interest )if the flight is cancelled, but you will be liable for the additional fees, which can range from $300 to $600 or more depending on the number of passengers on the Helicopter.

Some itineraries include an extra day in the trek as a buffer in case of delays, while others do not. However, because flights can sometimes be delayed for many days, we recommend that you add a couple of extra days to the end of your trip in case of any delays. Extra days should always be added at the conclusion of the journey rather than the beginning.

Special Information for Lukla Flight

Some of the Peak travel Season The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal may run flights from Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to  Ramechhap Airport in an effort to relieve congestion at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. In this circumstance, any affected departures you will have to get up early on Day 01 drive to the 135 kilometers (about 4-5-hours) from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Airport, and also return.Transfers in a private vehicle will be provided at no additional cost. We will provide you with the most up-to-date information about flights.

Equipment you need to bring
Pair of trek boot, sleeping bag, down jacket, pullovers, neck scarf for evening/night/morning.
Sun hat and casual warm clothes for day.

Some pairs of good quality socks, slippers, suntan lotions, personal medications etc. Click here for more details

US$ 3000 US$ 1900 See Private Group Discount
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