Trip Introduction: 11 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 2023/2024
"Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is unarguably one of the best aerial trek adventures that take place in Nepal. There is no other alternative and a better perspective to circumnavigate the iconic landmark than a Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return"
What are 11 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 2023/2024 trips all about?
Did you ever dreamt or fantasize about having a faceoff with the mighty snow-fed mountain peaks? It's now time to change this dream into a fulfilling reality. You get the privilege of sitting in the comfort of a helicopter to get a bird's eye view of the mighty Everest. Bask under the thrilling vistas and scenic views of Mount Everest and its adjoining 8 of the tallest mountain peaks in the world.
Our Electrifying 'Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return’ 2023/2024 is a memorable adventure for those who live larger than life. It is an aerial voyage to witness the spectacles of the mountains followed by the beauty of the Sherpa culture and tradition. We bask under the green rugged cover of the mountains that engulfs the mysterious valleys. This spectacular trip is a fulfilling experience of gazing at thrilling bridges, Stupas, colorful prayer flags, and the age-old villages in the Everest Region.
Everest Base Camp Heli Trek - How do we get there? What can we expect?
We fly into the clouds and above the overwhelming mountains during the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek tour to reach Lukla. Upon reaching here we take a short hike to Phakding we enjoy our short walk amidst the Himalayan abode. Taking on an array of the well-known suspension bridge of the Everest Region, crossing the white river, we reach Namche Bazaar (3,400m). Here we take an ideal rest and acclimatize for the whole day at Namche. It is from where we make our way to the Everest Base Camp from a helicopter. This much-awaited flight is a thrilling encounter with glorious views of the mountains and the villages. Watching the first glimmering rays of the morning sunlight gently kissing the snow-capped peaks is a phenomenal treat. The first sightings of sun-beamed peaks relishing with a cup of coffee is an unimaginable feeling to cherish. Despite this phenomenal experience we still are far from our actual moment of catching glimpse of the mighty Mount Everest from the base camp. We make a careful ascent further to the famous vantage point ideally known as Kala Patthar(5,550m).
We then descend back to Gorak Shep(5,185m) where we retire in our helicopter for a flight back to Lukla. We stay overnight at Lukla and in the morning fly back to Kathmandu. This marks the end of our elusive breathtaking Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Nepal.
Are 11 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter Return trip for everyone?
This trip is perfect and ideal for everyone having minimal fitness levels who dare to dream of making it to the legendary Everest. Even young kids can accompany their guardians and do this with comparative ease and safety. This unique journey is an ideal mix of short hikes with scenic flights. This opportunity comes only once in a lifetime so why to wait come be a part of Trekking Planner Nepal's group and see the mountains like no one does?
If you are on the lookout for something more challenging and adventurous trekking journey we have it for you. You have the liberty of choosing various other options and routes for making it to the Everest Base Camp. We have 13 days of Everest Base Camp Trek, 14 days of Short Everest Base Camp Trek, 15 Days of Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trekking, and many more to choose from.
Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return.
This one element is always vital to watch out for before planning to do the Everest Base Camp Trekking Tour. It decides the success or failure of the tour. More often than not it is nearly impossible to predict the weather and its moods. As this kind of journey is carried out throughout the year but there are ups and downs in every season. To avoid all these pros and cons the best suitable time for trekking is during the spring and autumn. These months are a guarantee almost for getting crystal clear skies from dusk till dawn. The aura of clear blue skies provides the most spectacular vistas and views. The temperature is bearable with plenty of warm sunlight and it is soothing and pleasant. On the other hand, during the winters and monsoons, it becomes a bit challenging to trek due to heavy snowfall, or rain followed by cold temperatures. These entire factors discourage adventurers from trekking.
January to February - Extreme months only for adventure junkies.
This is perhaps the coldest time of all. This is when it experiences heavy snowfall in the mountains can result in extremely cold temperatures. Though the days are warm and bearable with clear skies, the night becomes extremely cold. Fret not if you are on a trek with Trekking Planner Nepal be assured of your safety at all times. However, if you are not a cold weather-friendly person then better not to be on this journey to this part of the world.
March to April - Best for all walks of life for trekking.
Undoubtedly this is one of the best times of the season to be at the Everest Base Camp. The weather is very comfortable providing splendid views of the Himalayas ranges and glaciers. It is the beginning of the spring season, and the weather starts to warm up during these months. There is an element of smile and bloom out into the wild as the hidden elusive beings come back to life in the sunny weather. Especially the mid of March is considered to be ideal with clear skies around the snow-fed mountains can be sighted their best. Hence the majority of them fulfill their dream trekking journey with success at this time of the year often succeed in their expedition at this time.
May to June – Pleasant and warm for trekking.
These are the months when the monsoon sets in gradually. However, it is also a suitable time for trekking right before the rain starts to pour in. Nepal experiences rainfall not until the end of June till mid-August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more blissful.
July to August – Rainy yet doable for trekking.
These months are when the downpour hits hard. As a result of this occurrence Flights to Lukla more often than not gets canceled at the beginning or end of the trek. It does pose a challenge for trekkers and their trek journey but it’s not out of the question yet. If you want to trek in these particular months then Trekking Planner will take care of your safety and make your journey memorable and ably successful. Be reminded that though rainy it does provide spectacular views of the waterfall and it is less frequent too.
September to October – Festive months for Trekking.
The months ranging between September to October happen to be another best season for doing the Everest Base Camp Trek. There is a huge influx of trekkers in Nepal due to its favorable weather conditions. The monsoon gradually comes to an end making it a pleasant time for trekking. Their skies remain clear offering an amazing view of the mountains. It is highly recommended, as it’s the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek. Also because of Nepal's biggest festival, Dashain and Tihar falls between these months and are a crowd puller.
November to December – Chilly with clear mountain views for the Trek.
This is probably one of the toughest months for trekking yet preferred by most. It’s time for the snowfall in the Himalayan region to impose difficulties for trekking. The nights are chilly but during the day the skies are clear providing exquisite glimpses of towering mountains.
- This trip departure every day of the year.
- This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
- This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.
- This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
- Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
- We can help you make it fit your budget.
- we accept instant booking and online payment.
Climate and Weather-Everest Base Camp Region.
Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to the first week of June will be the best time during spring times when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.
Morning and nighttime as well as in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 3,000 m.
Other months from September to November are another great time for treks around Kanchenjunga base camp and other areas of the Himalayas, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of the autumn season with extremely cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.
Local Culture and Religion-Everest Region.
Sherpas are the natives of Everest and other higher Himalayan regions, the word “Sherpa” comes from the Tibetan language. As East for Sher and Pa means people, where Sherpa migrated around the high Himalayas of Nepal around Mid-East and Far Eastern Himalayas range from Eastern parts of Tibet.
Way back more than 400 years of history, the Sherpa normally are farmers and livestock herdings like cows and yaks interwoven with strong Buddhism religion and fascinating cultures that you can witness walking around villages.
In every Sherpa village, one can find a monastery, some are older by more than 500 years like the “monastery of Thame and Pangboche villages”, whereas the famous monastery of Thyangboche was much older and was destroyed by a huge fire in 1991 and been built to its original shapes.
As you walk from one village to another, you will come across many prayer walls and religious monuments of Stupas (domes), with rows of spinning prayer wheels.
Sherpa men-folks were the earlier pioneers as mountain and trekking guides and still held the post to the present.
Travel Insurance-Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return.
Trekking Planner Nepal strongly advises and recommends all clients to purchase Travel as well as Medical Insurance against unforeseen circumstances that might arise or occur during your Himalayan holidays, where Travel and Medical Insurance should obtain through World Nomads Travel Insurance for your upcoming holiday in Nepal Himalayan destinations.
Whilst all our hikes, trekking, and tour programs with itineraries where accommodations are all set in respective Hotels/lodges/Homestays, Guest houses, and Resorts even camping in some remote areas as per the set program itinerary. Some days could be longer or could be shorter depending upon the fitness of the clients, availability of vehicles on time, flight delay, cancellation, unfavorable bad weather, and roads or trail condition. Trekking Planner Nepal request Clients on booking to acquire Travel and Medical Insurance compulsory undertaking any tour and trek. It should include adequate protection for tour/treks duration to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation expenses in any means of transportation on emergency evacuation such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and adequate cover for baggage.
In this situation, your selected and chosen tour destination may differ from the program itineraries. In rare cases, we might even have to reroute or cancel the trips as per the political, riot, bad weather, broken road or trail condition, and porter's situation and condition. The company has the right to cancel the trips due to unavoidable conditions beyond our control including if the volume of travelers is less than expected as per the trips selected. In this case, please bear with us we will try our best to adjust the itinerary trips as best as possible for your convenience.
Altitude Sickness can affect anyone. At high altitudes, the decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happens above 3300m (10,000ft). Signs and symptoms are as follows:
- Sleepy but can’t sleep.
- Loss of appetite.
Prevention for this is to dress warmly as per weather conditions, drink plenty of water, eat well, and walk slowly. It is a good idea to climb higher than you sleep. Keep hydrated and make sure you avoid alcohol.
Washing and Toilet facilities for the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek.
All guest houses offer hot showers, which can be a shower stall or a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitudes there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar-heated for ecological reasons. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water is frozen simply ask your guide to get a warm bowl of water.
Toilets are mainly Asian-style squat toilets. The toilets are outside of your room. You are in the mountains: Cleanliness will vary. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet. Instead, use a rubbish bin that is.
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