Luxury Helicopter Trek to Everest

Updated on June 20, 2024

The luxury Helicopter trek to Everest is a mixed trip of trekking and helicopter tours. The Everest base camp trekking with helicopter return tour is one of the safest ways to summit Everest Base camp in a short span. This trip is short yet worthwhile for all Nepal trekking lovers. Trekkers get a chance to witness the beauty of Mount Everest from the closest distance. The main attractions of this trek are; Mount Everest, Sagarmatha National Park, Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Himalayas. Nepal trekking routes ensure that trekkers get the finest accommodation and luxury throughout the journey. The treks also take you through Himalayan flora and fauna; and snow-capped mountain regions over 12000 feet from sea level. 

The trip features the Everest view trek with a helicopter return. First, we summit to Base Camp and return to Kathmandu via a helicopter from Kalapathar. 

Have you ever thought that the EBC trek is possible with a helicopter return in a short time?

If so, try Nepal Trekking Routes' luxury Everest trek with helicopter return. It is an ideal trek for those whose bodies get exhausted via long trekking in Nepal. 

Our 8-day-luxury Helicopter trek to Everest starts with a flight to Lukla. A 30-minute flight gives you a scenic view of mountains, hills, and plains. We start our Everest trekking journey in Lukla. We will hike via the paved route to Phakding and spend a night there. 

The next day we will pass through Monjo and Jorsale village of the Sagarmatha National Park before reaching Namche. Following, we will enjoy our acclimatization day at Namche Bazar and enjoy breakfast at Everest View Hotel. Finally, our trip ends with a luxury helicopter tour over the Everest region. You will see an aerial view of peaks, icefalls, glaciers, and dense forests from the flight. 

Highlights of a Luxury Helicopter Trek to Everest

  • Adventurous travel and beautiful scenery.
  • Breakfast in one of the World's highest-placed hotels- Everest View Hotel.
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nepal. 
  • Luxury accommodation during the trek.
  • You can enjoy Panoramic views of the Khumbu region from the closest distance.
  • Explore the Sherpa Museum and Namche Bazar.
  • Less trekking difficulty. 

Brief Introduction

The Luxury base camp trek with Heli returns features hiking on the foothill of the World's tallest mountain. Mount Everest lies at the Nepal and China border. In the Nepalese language, Everest means Sagarmatha, whereas, in Tibetan, it is call Chomolungma. It lies in the Mahalangur Himalayas range of the Himalayas.

Before, its height was 88848 meters (29028.87 feet). Later, in 2020, Nepalese and Chinese authorities measured and published a new height of 8848.86 m (29,031.7 ft). There are two gateways to reach Mount Everest Summit. Southeast gate in Nepal and the North Gate in Tibet. But, any climbers could not achieve the Summit until 1953. For the first time, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa climbed the Summit of Mt. Everest in 1953 A.D. Since then, the charm of Everest trekking and climbing has been rising.

Furthermore, trekkers will discover all the magnificent views of some mountain peaks, stunning dense forests, historic monasteries, and a unique Sherpa community. Sherpas are a local community of the Himalayas of Nepal and Tibet. They are a culturally rich ethnic group who have superior climbing skills. They also have high stamina and endurance for high altitudes. Sherpas are guides, porters, and service providers in the Everest area. Their local expertise is invaluable for all the visitors to the Everest region. 

Besides, we will also enjoy a luxurious stay at the finest hotels in Sherpa communities. Our main goal is to get a close glimpse of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Kanchanjungha, Gaurishankar, and other nearby peaks. The Heli flight also shows an aerial view of alpine forests and Sherpa communities from the window. We will try our best to make your journey memorable plus worthwhile while touring to Everest region. 

What are the major attractions of the Luxury Helicopter trek to Everest?

The Everest base Camp trek with helicopter return is suitable for all groups of trekkers. Mount Everest, Everest View Hotel, and Sagarmatha National Park are the three primary attractions of the trip. 

Mount Everest is the World's tallest peak. It is a center of attraction for an avid adventure lover. And on this trip, we will fly over it and see the majestic view from the closest angle possible. 

Likewise, chilling and drinking a hot coffee in the Everest View Hotel is another attraction of our luxury helicopter tour. Trekkers can enjoy a cup of coffee in the background of Mount Everest and other peaks from the World's Highest altitude hotel. 

Similarly, you can enjoy the biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park. The park is a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site in Nepal. Besides, the tour also includes exploring Namche Bazar, and the Sherpa Museum. Some trekkers also visit the Buddhist shrine Tengboche and Syangboche Monasteries. 

Everest Luxurious Chopper trek itinerary of our Company

You are going to begin the comfortable and exciting journey of your life. Nepal Trekking Routes are ready to serve you with the greatest and most customized itinerary for your journey. The ideal route for this trip is as below. 

  1. Arrival at Kathmandu Airport
  2. Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley
  3. Fly to Lukla and hike to Phakding village- 4 Hours
  4. Trek to Namche Bazar- 6 Hours
  5. Acclimatization and rest day
  6. Helicopter Ride to Everest, Landing at Kala Patthar, and Gokyo Lakes- 4 Hours
  7. Lukla to Kathmandu flight
  8. Final Departure

Best Luxury Everest Helicopter Tour/trekking tour options

There are many ways to enjoy Everest Base Camp trekking with air travel. You can find some convenient route options here that we have simplified for you.

As part of our standard package, we ride above Mount Everest in a helicopter on day six from Base Camp. It is a truly adventurous trip when travelers also see Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Amadablam, and Lhotse. And we will return to Kathmandu from Lukla via a domestic flight. But, if you want to return to Kathmandu via helicopter, it is also possible. Nepal Trekking Routes provides customized tour packages as per clients' needs. Besides, there are other possible routes to trek to Everest Base Camp with helicopter returns.

  1. After riding above Everest, helicopter landing at Kalapathar, and fly back to Kathmandu on the same day.
  2.  If you are a regular trekker, you can select the luxury EBC trek package of 18 days. We also offer a day helicopter tour if you prefer.
  3. You can also extend the trip and enjoy the Gokyo Lakes Trek in Base Camp trekking package.
  4.  We also have other trek options in the Everest region, Gokyo Chola Pass Trek and Everest Three Pass Trek.

Who is for the Luxury Heli trek to Everest?

The comfortable Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter returns is the best deal for you if you have a limited time on a Nepal tour. 

  1. Who has eight days of free time and desires to see the Everest region once in a lifetime? 
  2. Who wants to experience helicopter rides over beautiful mountains?
  3. Who wants a short trek but is desperate to enjoy the picturesque view of Mount Everest?
  4. Want to explore the Sherpa community, Namche Bazar, national park, and Himalayan monasteries? 

Best Seasons for Luxury Chopper Trek to Everest

Generally, this trek runs throughout the year, yet Spring and Autumn are preferable for the largest number of people. Most travelers visit Nepal in Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-October). The weather is also clear and visible in Spring and Autumn. Spring and Autumn also reward you with a panoramic view of Mount Everest, Amadablam, and Cho Oyu. Additionally, you can get a chance to see rhododendron flowers, endangered animals, birds, and lush forests in the national park. 

Meanwhile, in Summer and Winter, the weather is unpredictable. It also disturbs Kathmandu-Lukla flights for some time. Make sure you can manage a few extra days for your trip because the journey of the mountains is always unpredictable.

What is the difficulty level of the Luxurious Trek to Everest by Helicopter return?

Nepal Trekking difficulty is measured by altitude, hiking hours, food and accommodation, route, and trekking guide. We (Nepal Trekking Routes) will host you wholeheartedly and take care of everything to make your journey joyful. We have set one day for acclimatization at Namche Bazar to cope with high altitude sickness.

With an acclimatization day at Namche Bazar, we will not suffer from high altitude sickness on this trip.

Additionally, the Everest trekking route is clear. The trail is a popular trekking route in Nepal. In an 8-day journey, you will walk only two days from Lukla to Namche Bazar with a supportive guide. Our trekking guide will take every precaution to avoid such difficulties.

Is Everest Helicopter tour safe?

Yes, the Chopper trek to Everest is safe. We rent the AS350 H125 model helicopter for our tours. An Airbus helicopter gives comfort and luxury throughout the Nepal trip. The Airbus is versatile and low maintenance, making it the ideal aircraft for high-altitude flights. Besides, we also provide oxygen facilities in the helicopter if any emergency occurs.

Should we prepare for Luxury Heli Trek to Everest?

Yes, we need to prepare physically and mentally for this trip. Any people with minimal hiking experience can complete this trek since it is a beginner-friendly trek. Similarly, cardio, hiking, aerobics, yoga, and meditation also help you in the journey. Trekkers need to prepare the required gear and equipment before flying to Lukla. We have a dedicated article on how to train for the Everest Base Camp, which might be helpful for you. 

A fit senior citizen and children above 12 years old can complete this trip. And if you are familiar with a high-altitude walk, if so, it will be a bonus for you. 

Furthermore, we advise you to keep your health certificates and medications if you have any temporary health issues. However, we don't recommend it if you have any chronic diseases. We have a dedicated blog on the fitness level for Everest Trek or Everest hiking, go through this. 

Food and Accommodation quality of Luxurious Trek to Everest

The Everest trekking route is full of tea houses, luxurious hotels, and lodges. During the trek, you will stay a day at Phakding village, where a few hotels are available; but they serve well. They provide Dal Bhat and other local food. Once you reach Namche Bazar, you can get continental food at your Hotel. Namche Bazar is our home for 2-3 days; there are many finest luxury hotels like Yeti mountain home. Apart from this, we also visit Everest View Hotel- a five-star hotel that serves different varieties. And we will take you to the finest possible hotels and lodges for your food and accommodation, don't worry about that.

Besides, porters will assist with your luggage, and you will walk alongside a fluent and licensed guide. So, don't worry about the logistics parts. 

Can you trek without a guide?

Since this is a moderate trek, you may also need help on the trip. If you are an avid hiker; and familiar with the route of Everest Base Camp, then you can walk alone. But, if you trek alone, your luxury will finish as you need to take care of all obstacles that may come along the way. To enjoy the luxury helicopter trek to Everest, you must walk under the guidance of a professional trekking guide

What is the Cost of Luxury Everest Trekking with Heli Returns?

Every trekking experience can be memorable as well as costly. The price of a Luxury Helicopter trek to Everest is $5000 to $5500 per person. It also depends on which packages you want on the luxury trekking in Nepal. The amount also covers everything; your helicopter fee, permits, food, and accommodation. So give your best at the trek, and we will take care of the rest. However, you need to take extra cash for emergencies and personal experience. 

Why Choose Nepal Trekking Route for Everest Trek with Helicopter Returns?

Many companies in Nepal offer Nepal trekking and Nepal tour packages. But Nepal Trekking Routes provides value-for-money service. It has been providing service for a decade. 

We facilitate the best hospitality service before, during, and after your journey. Our staff also pays attention to detail on clients' requirements. Thus, you can book the luxury Everest trek with a Heli return tour with us. 

Nepal Trekking Routes also have other popular destinations for Nepal trekking such as Annapurna Sunrise, Mardi Himal Trek, and Langtang Valley Trek. We also provide service for mountain expeditions.

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