Everest Luxury Trek with Helicopter Tour 8 Days

Country Nepal Max-Altitude 18,192 ft / 5,545 m
Trip StartKathmandu Trip End Kathmandu
Group Size Min 4, Max 15
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in mountain
Accommodation 5 Star hotel in Kathmandu and Luxury Lodges during trek
Per Person $ 5,890 USD
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    Experience an amazing helicopter ride to savor a bird’s eye view of Mount Everest along with the picturesque Gokyo lakes

    Everest Luxury Trek with Helicopter tour is the perfect adventure tour for those travelers who cannot trek all the way up to the base camp but wish to see the glorious views of the world’s highest peak. Hover over the 8000m and 7000m peaks of the Himalayas in a comfortable helicopter ride and savor aerial views of the world-renowned Everest region.


    Everest Helicopter tour begins with a UNESCO World heritage sightseeing tour in the ancient Kathmandu valley. Explore the centuries' old Patan Durbar Square, the must-visit Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, one of the world's largest Bouddhanath Buddhist stupa and Swyambhunath. After a beautiful mountainous-scenic flight to Lukla, your Himalayan adventure kicks off with a short trek to Phakding and then to Namche Bazaar. These Sherpa villages with friendly inhabitants will introduce you to their unique culture and exotic cuisines. Namche Bazaar is set aside for an acclimatization day to get used to the higher altitudes and prevent AMS. Take this opportunity to explore and discover some of the ancient monasteries and also glimpse the first views of Everest. Your journey is now followed by the main highlight of the tour - amazing helicopter ride flying over 18000 feet to see Mount Everest.  Stopping by Kala Patthar, the vantage point, you will get 360-degree panoramic views of Everest and other Himalayan peaks. Similarly, at Gokyo Lakes, capture great photography with the emerald and heavenly lakes of Gokyo.

    Everest luxury trekking is the best option for travelers who have certain limitations which could be preventing them from walking long days, distance with minimal rest and food but are willing to see those giant Himalayas standing just in-front of them. We have specially designed Everest luxury trek with helicopter tour to meet every special requirements so that your dream to feel those Himalayas of Nepal come alive.

    Extollo will ensure Nepal Helicopter tour package in the Everest region will be a lifelong memorable holiday trip for you. One of the luxury tour options in Nepal, Mount Everest Helicopter tour cost includes the best accommodations in the capital which are 5-star hotels, luxury lodges in the mountain region and very comfortable travel options with all domestic air transports.

    Why Do Trekkers Like You Love This Itinerary?

    • Our most popular travel package to those adventurers who wish to get spectacular views of Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks with Gokyo Lakes, avoiding a long strenuous walk
    • A delightful trekking journey up to Namche is also proven to be an insightful journey to know about unique Sherpa culture
    • An exciting helicopter-tour stopping at various vantage points; Kala Patthar and Gokyo Lakes region to get close up views of Everest and lakes of Gokyo respectively
    • 5-star hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and luxury lodges in the mountains to ensure you the highest level of comfort and best services
    • UNESCO World Heritage Sightseeing tour to explore 4 of the heritages in Kathmandu valley; Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Bouddhanath and Patan Durbar Square
    • Guided by highly-experienced local leaders for the safest and also knowledgeable helicopter-tour experience in the Everest region
    • For the trek, important gears, such as down jacket, sleeping bag, and duffle bag are provided along with full porterage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
    • Small group size to ensure personalized service
    • All ground transportations and domestic flights are included to make your trip hassle-free

    When Is The Best Time To Go

    The best time for a perfect
    helicopter tour to Everest is during seasons of Spring (March to May) and
    Autumn (September to November). One can have the most amazing views throughout
    the trip due to moderate temperatures. You can experience this tour during winter
    and monsoon seasons too. Though the cold temperature might not be suitable for
    everyone in the winter and during monsoon, it rains in the lower altitudes and
    the views are not so pleasant due to foggy and hazy weather.

    Is This The Right Trip For You?

    • There will be a moderate 2-day trek reaching a maximum altitude over 11000 feet, walking 6-7 hours each day
    • This is all about the helicopter tour to the Everest region, therefore you are not required to be an athlete; beginners are encouraged to join
    • Suitable for anyone with moderate fitness level as one day at Namche is set aside for acclimatization to prevent altitude sickness during helicopter-ride
    • However, if you have any health problem related to heart/lungs, a medical clearance from your doctor will be required
    • Past hiking experience would be favorable for the trek, though technical skill is not required
    • Daily morning jogging and routine exercise are recommended at least 6 months prior to the start of your trip

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    What’s Included

    Price Includes
    • Airport transfers to/from the hotel in private comfortable vehicles
    • Deluxe 5-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu for three nights with breakfast
    • Luxury teahouse accommodation in the mountains during the short trek and helicopter tour (four nights)
    • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Round trip domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu in a regular plane
    • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
    • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
    • Full porterage service during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
    • Helicopter/Chopper expenses
    • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
    • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, T-Shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip)
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit)
    • All taxes payable to central and state governments
    What's Not Included
    • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
    • Extra night accommodation, if required (in Kathmandu)
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Any optional activities other than above included the ones during the free time
    • International flights
    • Helicopter rides from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu (if requested by guests)
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Tips for staff
    • Services not mentioned in the ‘Trip Cost Included’ section
    • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower etc.
    • Lodging and food in Kathmandu, in case of early arrival than the scheduled date from the trek

    Travelers Review

    Alexis Blanc
    Alexis Blanc


    This was my first trekking experience and my god it was fantastic I decided to experience this EBC trek and read More

    Traveled to Nepal Solo from Apr 03 - Apr-17 2018
    Jigisha Patel
    Jigisha Patel

    United States

    Adventurous trekking to this part of the world can be daunting to plan for. The Extollo staff was available throughout read More

    Traveled to Nepal in group of 25 from Mar 15 - Mar-29 2019
    Fabian Haas
    Fabian Haas

    United States

    It was really a wonderful experience. I had this Everest Luxury Trek with Helicopter tour last April with my family, read More

    Traveled to Nepal Solo from Apr 09 - Apr-16 2018

    Detailed Itinerary

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    Note: “Extollo Adventures reserves the right to amend the itinerary in case of unforeseen circumstances: weather conditions, flight delays and cancellations, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc, can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The tour leader will, and can make the changes for safety reasons and also to improve the trip as well as your experience. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, so one needs to be flexible, if required.”

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    Accommodation and meals

    While you travel, we will follow two types of accommodations. You will spend 3 nights in Kathmandu at a deluxe 5-star hotel and 4 nights in luxury tea-houses during the trek. All accommodations for an Everest Luxury Trek with Helicopter Tour will be on a twin-sharing basis. Single supplement may not be feasible all the time.

    During our Helicopter Tour to Everest, you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well as the common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner are served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where you spend the night. Whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking whereas only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu. There will also be a Farewell Dinner hosted by Extollo Adventures upon your return from the successful excursion.

    Important notes ( Read before you book )

    Some important things to know before you go
    • Flight Delays in Kathmandu/Lukla

      Flights between Lukla and Kathmandu are generally reliable, though bad weather conditions may cause flight delay or even cancellation. In such scenario, Extollo Adventures will attempt to get you on a chartered helicopter to Lukla to avoid flight delays. All additional cost would be your responsibility which could be $400 USD or more depending on the number of people on the flight.

      We already schedule one extra day into your trip as a buffer day in Kathmandu in case of such flight delays or cancellations. However, we also suggest you add a couple of additional days at the end of your trip in case of any delays.

    • Travel Insurance

      It is mandatory for joining any of the Extollo Adventures trips is that all clients must be insured, it is strongly recommended that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. There could be comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

    • Extra Expenses and Exclusions

      Unlike other normal trek packages, Everest Luxury Trek with
      the Helicopter Tour includes costs related to showering, recharging batteries,
      wifi and bottled/boiled water. However, depending upon yopur interests, a few
      extra personal expenses might occur such as alcoholic beverages and
      recreational activities not mentioned in our inclusions. Similarly, tipping and
      visa fees are also extra expenses and exclusions in this package. Typically
      trekkers spend around $10 to $20 USD on a daily basis. Following are the items
      with extra costs during the trek:

      • All the meals (B/L/D) are included in the trek but only breakfast is included while you are in Kathmandu thus, lunch and dinner are available for purchase as per your personal preferences.
      • Tip for the guide and porter after the trek which maybe around 8-10% of your trip cost.
      • In case of unforeseen events like bad weather conditions and eventual flight cancellations, you are responsible for extra hotel nights and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla.
      • For the visa fees, please check Visa and Passport Information.
    • Solo Travelers

      Everest Luxury Trek with the Helicopter tour package does not charge solo travelers any extra charge for accommodations. You will be provided a single room in a 5 star deluxe hotel in Kathmandu as well as in luxury lodges on the trek. Single supplement charge is not applied for solo travelers on our Everest luxury trek.

    • Visa & Passport Information

      All foreign nationals are required to arrange a visa in
      order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese Visa can be obtained either prior to your
      arrival at a Nepalese embassy abroad or on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport.
      It can be also secured at entry points at Nepalese borders.

      Your Passport must be at least 6 months valid

      Use your passport details to enter information on your visa application

      Bring at least 3 recent passport photos (for your Nepal Visa, Trekking permit, etc.)

      Following are the fees either in US dollars cash or the equivalent Nepalese currency:

      • Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25
      • Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40
      • Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100

      You can use this full address while filling up your visa application:

      Street: Amrit Marg

      House No.:

      Ward No: 19

      VDC/Municipality: Kathmandu

      District: Kathmandu

      Country: Nepal

      For further information please visit: http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa

    Additional Information

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    Recent Trip Reviews

    5 - Based on 2 Reviews

    A memorable luxury EBC trek and heli tour

    Traveler: Kyle, Country: United States

    I never imagined how beautiful the helicopter tour would be in the mountains until I got one for real. It was splendid, a fabulous journey hovering above those high peaks, admiring the glorious views.. a very short trek around Khumbu region with all luxury accommodation made this trip truly unforgettable I am grateful to Extollo team for all the perfect arrangements as promised earlier..highly recommended!!

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    Delightful helicopter tour to EBC and gokyo lakes

    Traveler: Fabian Haas, Country: United States

    It was really a wonderful experience. I had this Everest Luxury Trek with Helicopter tour last April with my family, altogether we were 4 people including my nephew of 11 years old. It was great experience! We had a short trekking experience till Namche bazaar. I was charmed with the Sherpa culture and friendly people. We had a safe walking experience and none of us got any sickness. Well in the beginning it was a bit difficult for us asred more

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