Luxury Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

9 Days


Experiencing the beauty of the Himalayas through a combination of a trek to the Everest Base Camp and a helicopter trip to Lukla, capped off by a delicious breakfast at the Everest View Hotel, is unparalleled. This 12-day trip offers a unique perspective of the Khumbu region, both on foot and from the air. It provides a comfortable way to immerse yourself in the mountain atmosphere, while also allowing you to experience the peaks, Sherpa culture, and rare plants and animals. If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that gives you a bird’s-eye view of mountains, then you should definitely book this tour.

The Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter flight from Kalapatthar to Lukla offers an unmatched dual experience of trekking to the base of the tallest mountain and a breathtaking helicopter ride from the renowned Kalapatthar viewpoint. This journey is perfect for thrill-seekers who aim to soar above the clouds and immerse themselves in the raw beauty of nature. Away from the comforts of city life, you will challenge your limits and be in awe of the mountain panorama, including a glimpse of the summit of Mount Everest, and the rich culture of the Sherpa kingdom. The trip will culminate in a sumptuous breakfast at the Everest View Hotel with a breathtaking view of the mountains and monasteries.

Highlights of Luxury Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

Adventure, Thrilling, and Scenic Flight

The EBC Trek with Helicopter Flight from Kalapatthar is full of thrilling and memorable moments. The journey starts with a scenic 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, known for being the world’s most challenging airport. Your trek will include crossing suspension bridges, climbing steep inclines, gaining altitude daily by over 600 meters, and coming across yaks and donkeys along the way, adding to the excitement of the adventure. The trek to the world-renowned viewpoint followed by a helicopter flight back to Lukla will give you a bird’s-eye view of the stunning scenery.

Sherpa Culture and Tibetian Buddhism

The trek to the Everest region is an opportunity to immerse yourself in Sherpa culture and the unique practices and traditions of the area. Along the way, you will encounter various cultural and religious landmarks such as prayer flags, monasteries, and chortens that embody the living Tibetan Buddhist tradition. You will have the chance to visit Tengboche, the oldest and most popular Buddhist monastery in the region, and receive a blessing from the Lama Rinpoche, adding a spiritual dimension to your experience.

Scenic View of the World’s Highest Mountains

The Everest Region is a prime destination for those seeking stunning mountain landscapes, with over 300 peaks exceeding 6,000 meters in altitude. With four peaks over 8,000 meters, including the world-renowned Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho-Oyu, the region provides a unique opportunity to admire these awe-inspiring giants. Additionally, the legendary Ama Dabla is considered one of the world’s most iconic mountains and is a highlight of the trek. The presence of other breathtaking peaks, such as Thamserku, Kongde, Pumori, Nuptse, and more, only adds to the beauty of the area.

Helicopter Flight from Kalapatthar to Lukla

The key highlight of this trip is the ascent to the renowned base camp of Mount Everest and the subsequent helicopter flight back to Lukla. Most people take the same route down, witnessing similar landscapes, flora, and fauna. However, the diverse wildlife in Sagarmatha National Park always elicits awe. The helicopter ride from Kalapatthar allows for breathtaking views of the mountains, glaciers, villages, and terrain. The flight will be a moment to remember as you fly close to the mountain peaks and experience the thrill of being suspended in time. If you’re considering a trip to Nepal, this journey is a must-do and is guaranteed to not disappoint.

During the trek to Everest Base Camp, you will stay in top-notch and high-end lodges. The teahouses and path tend to be busy during peak season, which is in autumn (Sep-Nov) and spring (March-May), as it is considered the ideal time for trekking to EBC. But, Luxury Holidays Nepal has a professional team that guarantees your comfort and safety regardless of the time of year. To finish off your trip, a farewell cultural dinner is provided.

More Highlights Luxury Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

  • Delicious breakfast in Everest View Hotel with a world-class panoramic mountain view.
  • Hiking through the alpine forest in Sagarmatha National park.
  • Breathtaking views of mountains from Everest View Point.
  • Acclimatization in the famous sherpa capital - Namche Bazaar.
  • Sagarmatha National Park and its diverse flora and fauna.
  • Trek upto 5,545m, Kalapatthar Point
  • Luxury accommodations in the Kathmandu
  • Trek to the world’s most famous Everest Base Camp
  • Breathtaking views of mountains, hills, and magical landscapes.
  • Exploration of Tengboche monastery
  • Luxury and the best available lodges during the trekking days
  • Experience of Sherpa culture, traditions, and practices.


Upon your arrival at the airport, a representative from Visit Nepal Holidays will be there to pick you up and take you to your hotel as per the itinerary. After taking some rest, you will have a meeting with the representative and the tour guide, who will give you a brief overview of the entire trip and answer any questions you may have. It's important to interact with them and ask any questions so that you are well prepared for the trip. If you arrive late at night, the meeting will be held the following day after the city tour of Kathmandu. During the meeting, any remaining bookings and payments will be processed.
Overnight Stay in Kathmandu.

For Lukla flight from Manthali:
On the trekking days, you'll start early in the morning, around 2-3 AM, and take a shared tourist vehicle to Manthali, a journey that takes approximately 4 to 5 hours. Then, you'll fly to Lukla, which takes around 20 minutes. This schedule is applicable during the peak trekking months of March to May and October to November.

For Lukla's flight from Kathmandu:
You will wake up early in the morning, around 5 am and drive to the domestic airport in Kathmandu, which takes about 30 minutes. From there, you will take a flight to Lukla, which takes 30 minutes and provides amazing views of the mountain ranges and landscapes. Once you arrive in Lukla, the guide will provide brief details about the first day's trek and introduce you to the porters. You'll have breakfast in Lukla and start your trek, walking through Chaurikharka village until you reach Phakding. During the walk, you may encounter animals like Dzho, Donkeys, and Yaks, and pass through rhododendron forests and small villages. Phakding is a small settlement on the bank of the Dudh Koshi river, so you will need to descend from Lukla.
You will spend the night in Manjo.

You will keep walking beside the Dudh Koshi river, crossing it several times using suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags. The path will then become steeper as it enters Sagarmatha National Park, offering stunning views. Namche Bazaar is known as the entrance to Everest and is a bustling hub with various amenities like restaurants, lodges, shops, money exchange, internet cafes, and bakeries. Namche is the largest village on the entire Everest trail.
Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

The trek continues by the side of the rushing Dudh Kosi river with stunning views of the mountains. You will end the trek at an altitude of 12,893ft / 3,930m, where you will reach Tengboche and visit the local monastery. The monastery showcases ornate wall hangings, a large statue of Buddha, and the musical instruments and attire of the Lamas. After exploring Tengboche, the trail leads you down to Debuche, crosses an exciting suspension bridge over the Imja Khola and takes you to Pangboche village, where you will spend the night.

After leaving Dingboche, the trail continues to the Sherpa village of Dingboche, which is known for its stunning views of mountains like Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Be sure to take breaks along the way to prevent altitude sickness. Stay overnight in Dingboche.

From this point, the difficulty level of the trek increases due to the higher altitude which results in lower oxygen levels, making us feel more fatigued. The trail will lead through windy pastures with yaks and an uphill journey along the slopes of Pheriche. The terrain will change significantly compared to the previous days. On the way, we will have the opportunity to closely observe Tawache, Cholatse, and Lobuche peaks, as well as the stunning Ama Dablam view. Our lunch stop will be by the Khumbu glacier and after an hour of direct hiking, we will reach the Thukla pass memorial dedicated to Sherpas and climbers who lost their lives in nearby mountain expeditions. The trail until Lobuche will be mostly straight with a rocky mountain terrain and potential melted snow. We will spend the night in a small and beautiful village near the epic Khumbu glacier and the base of Lobuche peak. If we are lucky, we may witness a stunning sunset over Nuptse and Pumori. It's important to prepare for the coldest night and some may experience difficulty breathing due to the altitude.
Overnight stay at Lobuche.

The next stage of your journey will be to trek to the Everest Base Camp. On the way, you will come across memorials dedicated to Indian army mountaineers. It's important to stay close to your lead Sherpa, as the path can be deceptive at times. The air is thin at high altitudes, making the hike challenging. You'll traverse through rocky terrain, moraine, and streams before finally reaching the base camp. The camp is filled with brightly-colored tents of mountaineers, particularly in the spring. From here, you can admire the views of mountains like Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori. Finally, you will return to Lukla via helicopter from the Everest Base Camp. You will spend the night in Lukla.

The trek concludes today with an early breakfast in Lukla. You'll leave the hotel and head to the nearby airport for your flight. During the 35-minute scenic flight from Lukla to Namche, enjoy the view of the mountains and hills from the plane window. Your guide will drop you off at a hotel in Kathmandu and you'll have the rest of the day to explore the city on your own. Spend the final night in Kathmandu.

The end of the fun and exciting days has come, and it's time to say goodbye. Our representatives will take you to the Tribhuwan International Airport according to your flight schedule. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable journey as we enjoyed organizing this tour for you.


  • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: All ground transport in a private luxury vehicle, including airport and hotel transfers
  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU: Three nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 5-star category hotel in Kathmandu (The
  • Dwarika's Hotel)
  • PERMITS: All necessary paper works: Sagarmatha National Park permit, Tims Card, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry permit, and fees.
  • INSURANCE: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
  • TREKKING EQUIPMENT: Visit Nepal Holidays duffel, sleeping bag, T-shirt and trekking map - if necessary
  • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and while returning Lukla - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
  • HELICOPTER FLIGHT: Helicopter Flight from Kalapatthar to Lukla
  • TRANSPORTATION: All ground transportation in a comfortable private luxury vehicle as per the itinerary
  • LUGGAGE: Up to 15 Kg per member as personal baggage during the trek to be carried by porters.
  • FOOD & LODGING: Highest available standard Lodges and Guesthouse accommodation during the trek (We
  • provide accommodation at Yeti Mountain Home and Everest View Hotel with attached toilet
  • bathroom facilities) on a twin/double sharing bed basis. In two villages Lobuche and
  • Gorakshep, none of the lodges have attached toilets and bathrooms. In these locations, we
  • will keep you at the best available lodges. All your standard Meals during the
  • trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners).
  • DRINKING WATER: Per day 2 Liters of boiled water per member to carry on the thermos.
  • GUIDE: Government-licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • valley.
  • PORTER: Porters as required (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • STAFF SALARY AND ALLOWANCE: All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
  • VALLEY SIGHTSEEING: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley by private vehicle and a professional guide.
  • VALLEY SIGHTSEEING FEES: Kathmandu sightseeing fees
  • MEDICAL KIT: Comprehensive medical kit.
  • FAREWELL DINNER: Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance
  • in the evening.
  • GOVERNMENT TAXES: All government taxes and official expenses

What's Excluded

  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • NEPAL ENTRY VISA FEE: Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International
  • The airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
  • LUNCH & DINNER: Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu
  • ADD-ON: Add 1 night at Everest View Hotel and an extra night in Kathmandu.
  • EXTRA NIGHT IN KATHMANDU: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking, or domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE POLICY: Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation,
  • interruption, high-altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.)
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES: Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers,
  • and any Alcoholic beverages.
  • PERSONAL EQUIPMENT: Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical kits, and all kinds of Personal Trekking Gear.
  • TOILETRIES: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself
  • clean.
  • FILMING: Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • FOR PRIVATE AND CUSTOMIZE TRIP: Please contact us an email at
  • Group and Family Discounts: Please contact us or send us an email at
  • INTERNET SERVICE: Not included during the trek.
  • TIPS: Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected).
  • EXTRA: Any other services, activities, or personal expenses, which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • and other items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

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Luxury Everest Base Camp Heli Trek