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Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

1. Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Discover the majesty of the imposing Himalayas on this helicopter flight from Kathmandu. Stop near the Everest base camp and travel to the Hotel Everest View for an unforgettable breakfast on this thrilling mountain adventure. Be collected from your Kathmandu accommodation between in the early morning and transfer to the Tibhuwan International Airport's domestic area. Following about 30-40 minutes of preparation time, the helicopter will take off. Begin your 45-minute flight over beautiful hills and valleys to the famous Lukla Airport (Tenzing Hillary Airport), which sits at an elevation of 2,860 meters. Land for 10-15 minutes for refueling at the Lukla Airport, before taking off again. Soar for 25-minutes over the Everest region Fly over the colorful settlements of Namche Bazar, Pheriche, the Tengboche Monastery, and Gorakshep. Make your way up to the famous landing spot of Kalapatthar, which is 200 meters above the Everest Base Camp. Have roughly 10 minutes to look around, take photographs, and absorb the magnificent views of snow-capped mountains from a close distance. Glidethorugh the skies for 12 minutes to Hotel Everest View, at an elevation of 3,880 meters. Sit at an open terrace for a delicious breakfast with breathtaking views. After this refreshing break of roughly 45 minutes, the helicopter will take another 80-minute flight from HEV, Syangboche, to Lukla Airport and to its final stop at Kathmandu Airport. Transfer from the airport back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Nepal: 16-Day Everest Base Camp Wellness and Culinary Trek

2. Nepal: 16-Day Everest Base Camp Wellness and Culinary Trek

This trek to Everest Base Camp has been designed to offer something uniquely different from what other trekking companies offer by including a trip up to the Base Camp of the most beautiful mountain in this region – Amadablam. The base camp of Amadablam is rarely visited by trekkers. The hike up to Amadablam base camp provides the opportunity to walk from the treeline to high altitude alpine forest and the summer pastures with stunning views of the Maha Langgur range not seen from the main trail to Everest Base Camp. This trek has also been planned to bypass the very popular and often crowded Thyanboche monastery area, staying at the superb Pangboche with the intention of bringing some business to the lodge owners there to have some income for a change. The highest mountain peak of all of them is Mount Everest. Standing at 8,850metres its imposing majesty has inspired awe and wonder in those who live beneath it, those that have read about it and those who have simply seen pictures of it. This Everest Base Camp trek is no exception, following in the footsteps of the great climbing parties. We trek through Sherpa country past fields and villages before the hard work begins as we climb up to Namche Bazaar. Above the treeline the scenery is stark but spectacular. The incredible monastery at Thyangboche is wonderfully set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, Everest and other snow-capped peaks. Our goal is Everest Base Camp situated on the Khumbu Glacier; we also grab the opportunity to climb Kala Pathar (5,545m) for the ultimate view of Mt. Everest and to capture the spirit of this mountain legend. Your experienced Group Leader and Sherpa Guides will make your health and welfare a priority throughout this Everest Base Camp trek, providing everything possible for a safe and memorable adventure. We have allowed additional rest days for acclimatization to lower the risks of altitude sickness and therefore extended the trek to 22 days with 4 days in Kathmandu. Over the years whilst leading treks in the Himalayas, we have built up a strong relationship with the lodge-owners, such that the owners of these lodges allow our Trekking Chefs to prepare our special dishes on some special days to pamper you and relish the taste. Finally, your comfort and safety are at the forefront in our treks, particularly at high altitude. Our leaders have comprehensive first aid training and equipment. Itinerary: Day 1: Arrive in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu. Briefing for the trek. Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,840m) trek to Phakding. Overnight lodge. 2650m.3 hours trek Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441m). (5 hours walking) Overnight lodging Day 4: Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and exploration day. Day 5: Trek to Pangboche via the famous Thyangboche monastery (3790m) and the Deboche Nunnery along with overnight lodging Day 6: Hike up to the less trekked base camp of the most beautiful mountain in this region - Amadablam. We will continue on to a ridge at an altitude of 5000m - perfect for acclimatization while enjoying an off-the-beaten track which is taken only by mountaineers and the villagers when bringing their animals for summer grazing. Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4320m) and up towards Nakardzong Ridge for acclimatization. Overnight lodge, (5 to 6 hours walking) Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4900m) Overnight lodge (5-6 hours walking). Day 9: Trek to Everest base camp and overnight lodging at Gorakshep (5120m) Day 10: Trek to Kalapathar and head back toward Lobuche or Pheriche with overnight lodging, (9 hours walking) Day 11: Trek Kyangjuma or Namche Bazaar. (Overnight lodging) Day 12: Trek to Phakding or Monjo. Overnight Lodge Day 13: Trek to Lukla. Last night party with the lads! Overnight Lodging Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu Day 15: Morning walking tour of Ason (an old spice market) and the old Durbar Square (Palace).

From Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

3. From Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Start the tour with an early 6 AM pickup from your hotel in Kathmandu, then transfer to the airport. Board a helicopter and embark on a thrilling 50-minute commercial helicopter flight to Lukla Airport shared with up to 5 other passengers. Admire incredible panoramas of the Himalayas from above, as well as mindblowing views of glaciers and lakes.  From Lukla, take a second 30-minute helicopter flight all the way to Kala Patthar. Fly over the Khumbu Region and get to know it in a whole new way. Land at the famous Kala Patthar viewpoint and get out here to take incredible pictures and see the mountains. After this, continue the tour to Synagboche, the closest airstrip to Mount Everest and Everest Base Camp. Marvel at the impressive vistas of the mountain ranges and soak up the stunning natural beauty. Finally, return from Syangboche to Lukla and finally back Kathmandu which takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. You will get picked up from Kathmandu airport and returned to your hotel. The total tour duration in between 4-5 hours.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek- 12 Days

4. Everest Base Camp Short Trek- 12 Days

Over the course of an exciting 12 days, travel with your guide all the way from Lukla Airport to the Everest Base Camp - at 5,450 meters above sea level, and back again. Take in an array of unforgettable highlights during this nearly two week trek, taking part in an experience that will supply you with memories to last a lifetime. During your trip, walk an average of 5 to 6 hours each day. With this in mind, it is important that participants are in good physical condition. While this trek does not involve technical aspects, any previous mountain trekking experience is definitely a plus. Day1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400meters/ feet) Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport where you’ll be warmly welcomed by our representative from The Alpine Club of Himalayas. Once you check in at your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore. Maximum Altitude: 1400m Meals: Welcome Dinner Accommodation: Hotel Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2860meters/ feet) trek to Phakding (2610meters/ feet) 2-3 hours trek; 200m descent, 50m ascent Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Once you reach Lukla head to upper Phakding. Descending above farmlands passing through Sherpa villages of Chheplung, Ghat, Sano, and Thulo Gumela. Where you’ll witness the number of shrines and monasteries at Drangdrak Gompa and Pema Choling Gompa. On the backdrop, breathtaking views of sacred mountain Kumbila and sister summits Kusum Kanguru peaks. One of the unclimbed peaks of the region. Maximum Altitude: 2860m (Lukla) Duration: 30 minutes flight, 2-3 hours trek Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse Day 3: Trek to Namche (3440 meters/ feet) 5-6 hours/1000m ascent, 100m descent Maximum Altitude: Duration: 5-6 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse Day 4: Trek Tengboche (3860meters/ feet) 4 hours; 350m descent, 750m ascent Maximum Altitude: 3860m Duration: 4 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse Day 5: Trek Dingboche (4410meters/ feet) 3-5 hours; 70m descent, 580m ascent Maximum Altitude: 4410m Duration: 3-5 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse Day 6: Trek Lobuche (4940meters/ feet) 4-5 hours; 700m ascent Maximum Altitude: 4940m Duration: 4-5 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse Day 7: Trek Gorak Shep (5164 meters/ feet) and EBC (5364 meters/ feet) and back to Gorak Shep Day 8: Trek Kala Patthar (5644 meters/ ) return trek Pheriche (4371 meters/ ) Day 9: Trek back Namche Bazar Day 10: Trek back Lukla Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m Duration: 30 minutes flight Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Accommodation: Hotel Day 12: Fly back home or extend your holidays

From Kathmandu: 16-Day Mount Everest 3 Passes Trek

5. From Kathmandu: 16-Day Mount Everest 3 Passes Trek

This is the ultimate Everest Circuit Trek meant for only the truly adventurous as this trail takes us from Thame to Gokyo over Renjo La pass (5345m) and Gokyo to EBC over Cho La pass (5420m). The trip begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the trailhead for Everest trek in the Khumbu Valley. From here, we trek to Namche Bazar, the Sherpa capital, before breaking off the main Everest trail and heading west to Thame and onwards towards the remote Nangpa Valley, close to the border with Tibet. Crossing through 5345m Renjo La is a tough day, but at the end of the day we are rewarded with breathtaking views of Everest, as well and mountains to the east and Cho Oyu to the west. Through a leisurely walk downhill we reach the serene beauty of Gokyo Lakes, where we will have a rest day, before climbing the famous view point of Gokyo Ri (5360m/17586ft) from where the mountain panorama is stunning: from distant Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Kyashar and Kantega in the southeast to the prominent Taboche and Cholatse as you turn eastward, to Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Changtse and Pumori. Our route continues over the colossal Ngozumpa Glacier then climbs to the foot of the next high pass, the Cho La. The crossing of the Cho La involves walking up steep screen, which is frequently icy, to reach a small glacier at the top, before zig zagging down the other side. We regain the main Everest trail the following day and continue up to Kala Patar and Everest Base Camp. From base camp, we complete our trekking circuit by returning to Lukla down the main Khumbu Valley passing by the many Sherpa villages of Khumbu Valley. Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft) Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight; 3 - 4 hours trek Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 5 - 6 hours trek Day 04: Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft): 5 - 6 hours trek Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) 5 - 6 hours trek Day 07: Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft), climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m): 6 – 7 hours trek Day 8: Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft Day 9: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft): 3 - 4 hours trek Day 10: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 7 - 8 hours trek Day 11: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hours trek Day 12: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft): 7 - 8 hours trek Day 13: Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 5 - 6 hours trek Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 - 7 hours trek Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight Day 16: Final Departure- Home Sweet Home

From Kathmandu: Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

6. From Kathmandu: Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

If you are looking for Romance, Engagement, Propose, Anniversary or Birthday, this is great gift and surprise for your loved one. Get up-close-and-personal with the traditional cultures of the Himalayan people on a private Everest Base Camp helicopter tour that includes a privileged helicopter flight above Mount Everest and a trek to the Everest base camp. Get picked up from your hotel in the morning and transfer to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport to begin your flight over the world’s highest mountain range. Make a brief landing at Lukla to refuel before flying over Everest base camp and land at Kalapattar to admire 360-degree panoramic views of the world’s tallest mountains from ground level. After 5-10 minutes, head back to Everest View Hotel for breakfast before returning to Kathmandu.

From Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Private Helicopter Tour

7. From Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Private Helicopter Tour

Starting with a pickup from your hotel at 6 AM, depart to Tribhuvan International Airport by private transfer where you’ll board a commercial helicopter for a picturesque 50-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.    From here you’ll enjoy another 30-minute flight to Kala Patthar for the best viewing point of Everest Base Camp and the surrounding peaks. Take incredible pictures and see the mountain range before stopping for a breakfast break at a hotel with a close-up view of Mount Everest    After your break, take a 15-minute flight from Kala Patthar to Synagboche from where you’ll return to Lukla and finally Kathmandu where you’ll be picked up and returned to your hotel. The return journey will take around 1.5 hours for a total of duration of 4-6 hours on your experience of a lifetime.

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What people are saying about Lukla

OMG I cannot describe the feeling of flying to Kalapatthar and seeing the glorious Mount Everest !!! The trip started off with the uncertainty of the weather but we finally departed a bit later! The pilot of our aircraft MR Prakash was brilliant!! After we left Kathmandu and ascended over the valley I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face! The experience of seeing us fly into Lukla and the take off again and then the landing at Pheriche was just surreal.We were split into a group of two and got around 15-20 minutes at Pheriche ….the feeling of being in the lap of the Himalayan mountains was just magical Then we flew to Kalapattar our pilot pointed out everything to us …the peaks …the Kumbhu ice falls ..the camps…then we landed at Kalapatthar…the view of Everest ,Nuptse were incredible….we just were so happy!!!we missed out on landing at Everest hotel as it started snowing but we can’t complain…we flew back safely and happy ….pl do this it is a dream come true !!A huge thanks!!!

excellent trip! the Driver picked Me up from the hotel and took me to the airport, where we met our pilot and the tour guide who was with us the whole way. the entire trip was worth every penny! we had an unbelievable view of Mt. Everest and we got to eat breakfast at a great hotel at 12000 feet!

Everest was spectacular. Really recommended. However, the altitude is quite high, so you need to be careful of altitude sickness. However, the guides and pilots were all kind people. I was especially grateful that the guide's wife was Japanese, so she spoke a little Japanese.

A fantastic hike, wonderful scenery and a breathtaking view of Mount Everest. First-class organization. I recommend this tour and the company.

This was definitely worth the cost!! One of my favorite things I’ve done. Highly recommend it. Left me smiling from ear to ear.