Everest Region

Namche Heli Trek - 5 Days

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NPR 48,999

Flexible Cancellation Policy & Fair Prices

INCLUDES Both way Kathmandu-Lukla Flights. Heli Tour with flyover of Everest Base Camp and landing at Kala Patthar. Accommodation with Breakfast.

INR 46,999

Flexible Cancellation Policy & Fair Prices

INCLUDES Both way Kathmandu-Lukla Flights. Heli Tour with flyover of Everest Base Camp and landing at Kala Patthar. Accommodation with Breakfast. Trekking Guide from Kathmandu. Both Permits. First Aid Kit.

USD 999

Flexible Cancellation Policy & Fair Prices

INCLUDES Both way Kathmandu-Lukla Flights. Heli Tour with flyover of Everest Base Camp and landing at Kala Patthar. Accommodation with Breakfast. Trekking Guide from Kathmandu. Both Permits. First Aid Kit.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • In a short plan of 5 days, see the key highlights of Everest Region: Mount Everest from Kala Patthar, Namche Bazaar, and Lukla.
  • Perfect for those who are looking for an easy hike in the Everest Region.
  • Get to see the mesmerizing panorama of Mount Everest and her friends from the Hotel Everest View.
  • Explore the twin Sherpa village Khumjung and Khunde.
  • Bird-eye view of Khumbu Glacier, Everest Base Camp, and Kala Patthar.

QUICK FACTS

  • Difficulty Level
    Easy
  • Total Length
    27 km
  • Highest Altitude
    5,644 meters
  • Elevation Profile
    Not available
  • Start location
    Lukla
  • Finish location
    Lukla
  • Permits
    Sagarmatha NP Permit, Heli Tax and Khumbu Rural Municipality (Only For Non-Nepalis)
  • Best Season
    March To June. September To December.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

DESCRIPTION

The word 'Everest' evokes images of extreme adventure, and hence a lot of people automatically think that a trek in the Everest region is beyond their physical capacity. Namche Heli Trek is different.

This trek combines an easy hike with a helicopter tour to make the Everest Region accessible to those who wish to avoid extreme altitude, but still want a taste of hiking.

You'll pass through local villages, coniferous forests, thrilling suspension bridges, and ancient Buddhist monasteries during the two days of trekking from Lukla to Namche Bazaar.

From Namche, you will explore the beautiful villages of Khumjung/Khunde and also visit the iconic Hotel Everest View. The best part of the tour? On the last day, you will take a helicopter from Namche to the upper reaches of Everest Region. There will be touchdown at Kala Patthar and you will of course get to take a picture with Mount Everest. (Note: The local authorities have recently restricted heli landings at Kala Patthar. In case that is not allowed, we will have a flyover of Kala Patthar and a landing at Gokyo. The price will be different in that case.)

Long story short, this is the perfect trip for families looking for an immersive getaway that isn't too strenuous.


ITINERARY

DAY 1: Kathmandu to Lukla to Phakding ~ Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,870 meters) (25 min) ~ After breakfast , walk for around 3 hours through villages, forests, and some long ass bridges to reach Phakding (2,620 meters) for lunch. ~ Overnight at Phakding.

DAY 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar ~ Walk 3 hours to reach Monjo (2,820 meters). ~ Get your Sagarmatha National Park permits and lunch at Jorsalle. ~ Walk uphill for around two to three hours to reach Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters). ~ Stroll around Namche and enjoy the sunset from the National Park View point. ~ Overnight at Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters).

DAY 3: Day tour to Hotel Everest View and Khumjung ~ After breakfast at Namche, hike to Hotel Everest View to enjoy amazingly stunning mountain views. ~ Explore the twin Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Khunde (2 hours). ~ Return to overnight at Namche.

DAY 4: Heli to EBC and Gokyo. Drop-off at Lukla. ~ Heli Tour from Namche to see Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Glacier up close. ~ After a close flyover on the Everest Base Camp, we will land at Kala patthar for 10 minutes. ~ After the helicopter tour, we land at Lukla. ~ Overnight at Lukla.

DAY 5: Fly back to Kathmandu. ~ Early morning flight back to Kathmandu. (25 minutes)


Please note that we will be more than happy to help you tweak this tour to your liking.

In case you have any questions, feel free to Call / WhatsApp / Email Ashish at +977-9841370673.


INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS Includes ~ Kathmandu to Lukla flights (both ways) ~ Heli service throughout as mentioned in the itinerary. ~ Trekking Guide cost from Lukla including accommodation and meals. (not included for Nepali groups) ~ Baggage handling service at Lukla airport and Helipad in Namche and Lukla. ~ Accommodation in rooms with attached bathrooms on a twin-sharing basis. ~ 5 Breakfasts. ~ National Park Permit and Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit (for non-Nepalis).

Excludes ~ Lunch and Dinner. ~ Airport Tax for Heli Tour NPR 200 ~ Tips for guides and porters (15% of wages is considered fair) ~ Drinks, Travel Insurance, and anything else not mentioned in inclusions.


Relevant Link Helicopter Safety Briefing

Essential Information on Everest Region Altitute Illnesses / Best Time for EBC / Packing List / Difficulties / Accommodation / WiFi, Mobile Network, and Electricity / Food and Drinks / Permits / Maps / Lukla Flights

Other Information on Everest Region Mountains / Festivals / Sherpa Food / Wildlife / Flowers / Birds / Photo op Spots / Lakes / See All Posts about Everest


IMPORTANT NOTE ~Any flight in the high mountains is weather dependent and the captain of your helicopter has the last word on what is safe and what is not, regardless of what is mentioned in the tour outline. Any additional cost incurred due to weather disruptions will be the responsibility of the traveler. ~ In case of flight cancellation, the extra cost of accommodation and food will be the responsibility of the trekker. ~ Hotels are tentatively fixed. In case of any changes, we will inform you before the trip. ~ Both NTC and NCell 4G network work till Hotel Everest View, though NCell is better.

FAQS

Traveling to the mountains poses some inherent risks. As such, the best strategy is to prepare for the worst and then hope for the best.

PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS

The first thing to keep in mind is to see if you have pre-existing conditions that could cause complications at high altitudes. Specifically, suppose you have sickle cell disease, pulmonary hypertension, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, or congenital heart problems. In that case, we highly recommend you consult with a qualified physician before planning a trip to the mountains. Read more.

ALTITUDE-ILLNESS

Given the low amount of oxygen at high altitudes, a sensible ascent is essential to give your body the time to acclimate to the thin air. Failure to do so can lead to your lungs or brain filling up with water leading to death in some cases. The key is not to climb more than 500 meters in one day once you pass the 2,500 meters mark. Read more.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS

Given the extreme weather in the high mountains, proper gear and regimen must have a safe and comfortable tour. The three most important things that you have to prepare for are cold, snow, and radiation. As such, invest in the right sunglasses, sunscreen, boots, and clothing. Read more.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We highly recommend everyone get travel insurance covering high altitude evacuation before leaving on a trek to the high mountains. Global Rescue and World Nomads are both highly recommended. For Nepali travelers, please note that insurance that covers helicopter rescue is not available as of now. As such, please be careful while planning your tour and only work with companies that can provide timely evacuation service if needed.

RESCUE AND EMERGENCY

As health facilities are limited in the mountains, a helicopter's evacuation is usually the only option during an emergency. As such, the right insurance provider is essential. If you are not buying insurance for some reason, please ensure that there is someone in Kathmandu who can coordinate payments for a helicopter rescue. Here are some other contacts that might come in handy during an emergency. If you still have questions, please feel free to call / whatsapp us at +977-9803759639 or email Ashish at busybee@honeyguideapps.com

HOW DO I MAKE A PAYMENT?

To confirm your tour, you will have to make complete payment either through one of your integrated payment gateways or transfer the funds to the following bank accounts:

For Nepali citizens:
Account Name:: HoneyGuide Pvt. Ltd. Beneficiary Bank: Himalayan Bank, Patan Branch Account Number: 00606903770018
For Indian Citizens:
For USD transfers
Account Name: HoneyGuide Apps, Inc. Bank Name: Silicon Valley Bank Account Number: 3302225311 Swift Code: SVBKUS6S ABA Routing Number: 121140399

BOOKING A TOUR

Deposit Required for Reservation: 50 percent of total tour cost Deadline for Full Payment: 2 weeks before the tour begins

CHANGING A TOUR

Two weeks before tour date: No extra charge 1 to 2 weeks before tour date: 10% additional charge Two days to 1 week between tour date: 20% additional charge Within two days of tour date: Above 30% (variable)

CANCELLING A TOUR

Two weeks before tour date: No charge (transaction charges may apply) One to two weeks before tour date: 20% Cancellation Charge Two days to one week between tour date: 50% Cancellation Charge Within two days of tour date: No Refund.

DELAYS AND CHANGES DURING THE TOUR

In case of flight delays/cancellations due to bad weather or unforeseen circumstances, HoneyGuide will change the dates at no additional costs. However, any extra cost incurred, including but not limited to accommodation and food, will be the responsibility of the traveler.
In case of changes due to the trekker's health issues, HoneyGuide will make all the changes without any additional cost. However, any extra charge because of the changes will be the responsibility of the traveler.

While Nepal's mountains see six seasons, the best period to go to the mountains is from March-May and September-December. However, every season has its quirk, just like people. So keep reading to find your match.
For those going to Everest Region, do check out the Best time to go to Everest post.

January/February (Winter)

January/February is a good time for trekkers willing to brave the cold and snow for empty trails, fantastic mountain views, and wildlife sightings.

March/April (Spring)

This is a period that offers a little bit of everything: a little bit of mountain view, a little bit of warm weather, a little bit of flowers, a little bit of crowd, and a whole lot of fun.

May/June (Summer)

This is the best time for those into nature. The flowers are quite something this time of the year, and the bird activity is fantastic. The monsoon hasn't started, and as such, mornings are still clear with beautiful mountain views.

July/August (Monsoon)

Only for hardcore trekkers who are willing to put up with the elements for an authentic cultural experience and high altitude flowers. Also, flight disruptions are very likely, and chances of mountain views are close to zero.

September/October (Fall)

This period is everyone's darling, and the trails are as crowded as they can be. The mountain views are something to write home about, and the temperature is just perfect.

November/December (Pre-Winter)

Another popular period among trekkers and the driest two months in the calendar. Indeed it has gotten a bit nippy during the mornings and evenings, but it is still manageable. Count on a lot of sunshine and crystal clear mountain views.

The difficult thing with gear is to make sure you have enough without carrying too much. Whether you are walking or taking the helicopter, the most important thing is to layer up. As such inner thermals, shirts, fleece, a down jacket, and trousers are essential. A warm hat and a buff are beneficial. As for shoes, feel free to make your pick depending on the weather and altitude. Given the amount of UV up there, good sunscreen and sunglasses are also essential. Read more.

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    Going to the mountains
    is going home.’
    - John Muir
    Great things are done when
    men and mountains meet.’
    - William Blake
    There is no such thing as bad weather,
    only inappropriate clothing.’
    - Sir Ranulph Fiennes
    Going to the mountains
    is going home.’
    - John Muir
    Great things are done when
    men and mountains meet.’
    - William Blake
    There is no such thing as bad weather,
    only inappropriate clothing.’
    - Sir Ranulph Fiennes