Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is new way of exploring Everest region of Nepal. To reach the base camp of world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest is definitely extraordinary. Moreover, it is the place to make legends and travel tale. No wonder lots of people across the globe has this trip as their travel bucket list.
Lots of people don’t have long holidays. However, they want to do trekking in Nepal. What is the solution? Best solution to this problem is helicopter trek concept.
What is Helicopter Trek or Heli Trek?
The concept of Helicopter Trek is about providing both walking and helicopter tour in one single itinerary. Major trekking regions of Nepal are in high altitude. Trekkers have to walk uphill and downhill for hours (average 6-7 hours). For some trekkers, it is tiring. Once you reach the final destination, return trip is on the same trail. Therefore, people hesitate to use the same trail. This is the major reason why helicopter trek concept is very popular nowadays.
Itinerary of any helicopter trek or heli trek in Nepal follows the regular trip plan. Until the trekkers reach the final destination they follow similar itinerary. For example, Everest Base Camp Heli Trek follows itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days itinerary. Once they reach the base camp, trekkers fly to either Lukla or Kathmandu.
Heli Trek provides experiences of both trekking and tour. The land view and bird eye view of particular destination is possible. Cost of this type of trip is also not high. Perfect planning can give you best price.
Everest Base Camp Heli Trek Introduction
Mount Everest region of Nepal is an identity of Nepalese Trekking industry. It is a home of Mt. Everest. Regular trip of EBC Trek consists of 11 – 12 days of walking. However, EBC Heli Trek journey has only 8-9 days of walking. In fact, this is the best way to shorten Everest trekking.
Trip starts from Lukla. After beautiful yet adventurous flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, trekkers start to walk. Trekkers reach Namche Bazaar after resting overnight in Phakding or Manjo. Namche is the largest Sherpa town up in the Himalayas at an altitude of 3440 m from sea level. Acclimatization activities need to be done. Therefore, people spend one more day on this place. They trek higher and rest at Namche. This is the perfect way to get acclimatization.
Trekkers visit Tengboche Monastery before reaching Dingboche. You can choose to avoid acclimatization rest day on this place. For regular trek, you must do this acclimatization break. However, heli trek doesn’t require this. After all, you will return back to Lukla once you reach Everest Base Camp.
Gather as many memories as possible at base camp. Trekkers do the Kalapathar (5545 m) hiking for sunrise or sunset. Helicopter flies you above landmarks of Everest region. During return trip to Lukla, you will fly above base camp, Gokyo Lakes, Chola – Renjola Pass, Namche Bazaar, Dudhkoshi valley and Manjo. In fact, it is brief Everest Helicopter Tour activity.
Cost of Heli Trek
Budget for Heli Trek is obviously higher than regular trekking. However, smart planning helps to reduce the cost. If you are in a group the cost decreases drastically. It may come near to the cost of regular trek. For example, Nepal Hiking Himalaya sells Everest Trekking at 1280 $ full inclusive. Everest Helicopter Trek costs you 1750 $ full inclusive (at least 4 pax in a group). If you are a single trekker, it costs you around 2100 $.
Why Booking Heli Trek is useful?
Save your time. Explore Himalayas of Nepal even if you have short holiday. Travel smart. By just adding little extra amount, you can experience both trekking and tour. Relish luxury and wilderness adventure in one single trip to Nepal.