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Four amazing Helicopter treks in the Everest Region

Four amazing Helicopter treks in the Everest Region

The Everest region of Nepal will make you feel wonderful – world’s highest snow capped peak, turquoise glacial lakes and quaint Sherpa villages. Seeing the lush greenery of Sagarmatha National Park along with the stunning views of snow capped peaks like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Thamserku, Taboche, Cholatse etc. will give a profound feeling of joy. It’s a haven for adventure junkies.

The sojourn to Everest Base Camp is ideal for catching clear mountain views. Although the Everest region is popular for multi-day trekking activities, it’s not the only way to experience it’s magical beauty. Helicopter treks in the Everest region are turning out to be a perfect antidote for rejuvenating yourself. It offers you an immersive experience of hiking as well as rejoicing aerial views of the grandeur beauty of the Himalayas.

Now take a look at our 4 amazing helicopter treks in the Everest region.

Everest Heli Sightseeing

Everest Heli Sightseeing is a perfect option for those who are short on time but want to get to the Everest Base Camp. This 1 day heli tour gives you an opportunity to enjoy the close up spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Gokyo Lakes and Langtang range. En route, you can sit back and enjoy the scenic mountain views while having breakfast at Yeti Mountain Home, Kongde.

Helicopter resting beside a mountain

Time Activities
7:00 – 8:00 am Fly to Lukla from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
8: 00 – 8:15 am Refueling at Lukla Airport
8:15 – 8:45 am Flyover on Everest Base Camp and touchdown at Kala Patthar
8:45 – 9:00 am Flyover on Chola Pass and Gokyo Lakes
9:00 – 9:30 am Fly to Kongde
9:30 – 10:00 am Breakfast at Yeti Mountain Home
10:00 – 10: 30 am Fly to Lukla for refueling
10:30 – 11:30 am Fly back to Kathmandu

Everest for Breakfast

What’s more exciting than having breakfast overlooking the panoramic views of Mount Everest and associated peaks?

Located at an altitude of 4250 m, Yeti Mountain Home is one of the highest placed lodges on earth. Everest for Breakfast is a rejuvenating holiday experience at the lodge where you can have a delicious breakfast while enjoying breathtaking mountain views.

This 1 day trip includes a scenic flight by plane to and from Kathmandu-Lukla, and then a helicopter tour around Everest Base Camp from Lukla.

Everest for Breakfast

For more information, see our Everest Heli Sightseeing tour.

Here is an outline of the itinerary:

Day Activities
Day 1 Scenic flight by plane from Kathmandu to Lukla. Helicopter tour around Everest and fly to Kongde. Breakfast at Yeti Mountain Home (2 hours). Heli flight to Lukla. Scenic flight by plane from Lukla to Kathmandu.

 Everest Base Camp Heli Trek 7 days

Helicopter flying with mount Everest in the backdrop

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek offers you an immersive experience of trekking along with a helicopter tour in the Everest region.

If you have limited time but don’t want to miss out on any highlights of the Everest region, Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is the best option for you. During this journey, you’ll hike from Lukla to Namche Bazaar for 2 days, spend an acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, flyover to the Everest Base Camp and then back to Lukla by helicopter.

Here is an outline of the itinerary:

Day Activities
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 Fly to Lukla by Plane. Trek to Phakding
Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 4 Acclimatization hike around Namche Bazaar
Day 5 Heli tour around Khumbu Valley, Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar and back to Lukla
Day 6 Scenic flight by Plane from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 7 Final departure from Nepal

For more information, check out Everest Base Camp Heli Trek 7 days.

Likewise, we offer Everest Base Camp Heli Trek 9 days that includes 2 extra days each for cultural sightseeing tour around Kathmandu and hike to Thame village from Namche included in the above mentioned 7 days itinerary.

EBC Trek with Heli Flight from Gorak Shep 12 days

EBC Trek with Heli Flight from Gorak Shep 12 days is one of the most popular helicopter treks in the Everest region.

It includes a trek to Everest Base Camp from Lukla, and then helicopter flight from Gorakh Shep to Lukla on the way back. This allows you to skip the same trek route while returning, and instead provides you with magnificent aerial views of mountains, Sherpa villages and Khumbu Valley in the comfort of heli flight.

Helicopter flying over the Himalayas

Here is an outline of the itinerary:

Day Activities
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 Fly to Lukla by plane. Trek to Phakding
Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 4 Acclimatization hike around Namche Bazaar
Day 5 Trek to Tengboche
Day 6 Trek to Dingboche
Day 7 Acclimatization hike to Nangkartshang Peak
Day 8 Trek to Lobuche
Day 9 Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakh Shep
Day 10 Morning hike to Kala Patthar. Heli flight from Gorakh Shep to Lukla
Day 11 Fly back to Kathmandu by plane
Day 12 Final departure from Nepal

Please note that you can avoid regular plane flights to and from Kathmandu-Lukla in the above mentioned trips, and instead take a helicopter flight. Also, you can charter a private helicopter or shared helicopter flight to and from Kathmandu. In addition, we also offer customized trips where you can schedule an itinerary as per your needs.For more details, read our EBC Trek with Heli Flight from Gorak Shep 12 days.

Fancy an adventurous escape to the Himalayas? Have a look at our various helicopter treks and find out your preferred adventure.

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