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Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

1. Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Discover the majesty of the imposing Himalayas on this helicopter flight from Kathmandu. Stop near the Everest base camp and travel to the Hotel Everest View for an unforgettable breakfast on this thrilling mountain adventure. Be collected from your Kathmandu accommodation between in the early morning and transfer to the Tibhuwan International Airport's domestic area. Following about 30-40 minutes of preparation time, the helicopter will take off. Begin your 45-minute flight over beautiful hills and valleys to the famous Lukla Airport (Tenzing Hillary Airport), which sits at an elevation of 2,860 meters. Land for 10-15 minutes for refueling at the Lukla Airport, before taking off again. Soar for 25-minutes over the Everest region Fly over the colorful settlements of Namche Bazar, Pheriche, the Tengboche Monastery, and Gorakshep. Make your way up to the famous landing spot of Kalapatthar, which is 200 meters above the Everest Base Camp. Have roughly 10 minutes to look around, take photographs, and absorb the magnificent views of snow-capped mountains from a close distance. Glidethorugh the skies for 12 minutes to Hotel Everest View, at an elevation of 3,880 meters. Sit at an open terrace for a delicious breakfast with breathtaking views. After this refreshing break of roughly 45 minutes, the helicopter will take another 80-minute flight from HEV, Syangboche, to Lukla Airport and to its final stop at Kathmandu Airport. Transfer from the airport back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu Ramechhap Transfer

2. Kathmandu Ramechhap Transfer

The journey from Kathmandu to Ramechhap takes around 4-5 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic. Once you reach Ramechhap, you'll need to check the flight availability and schedule from Ramechhap Airport to Lukla. Flights operate from Ramechhap to Lukla on a daily basis, but it's advisable to check with the local airlines for the most up-to-date information. Tara Air and Summit Air are the two main airlines operating flights to Lukla from Ramechhap. After confirming the flight schedule, you can proceed to book your flight ticket. Visit the respective airline's office or contact their authorized agents in Ramechhap to make the reservation. It's recommended to book your flight in advance, especially during peak trekking seasons, as seats can fill up quickly.On the day of your flight, arrive at Ramechhap Airport at least one hour before the scheduled departure time. Ensure you have all the necessary travel documents, such as your flight ticket, identification (passport or other valid ID), and any required permits for the trek to Lukla or beyond (if applicable). Fly to Lukla: Board your flight from Ramechhap Airport to Lukla. The flight duration is approximately 30-40 minutes, offering stunning aerial views of the Himalayan region. The airport in Lukla is known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport

From Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

3. From Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Start the tour with an early 6 AM pickup from your hotel in Kathmandu, then transfer to the airport. Board a helicopter and embark on a thrilling 50-minute commercial helicopter flight to Lukla Airport shared with up to 5 other passengers. Admire incredible panoramas of the Himalayas from above, as well as mindblowing views of glaciers and lakes.  From Lukla, take a second 30-minute helicopter flight all the way to Kala Patthar. Fly over the Khumbu Region and get to know it in a whole new way. Land at the famous Kala Patthar viewpoint and get out here to take incredible pictures and see the mountains. After this, continue the tour to Synagboche, the closest airstrip to Mount Everest and Everest Base Camp. Marvel at the impressive vistas of the mountain ranges and soak up the stunning natural beauty. Finally, return from Syangboche to Lukla and finally back Kathmandu which takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. You will get picked up from Kathmandu airport and returned to your hotel. The total tour duration in between 4-5 hours.

Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Adventure Tour

4. Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Adventure Tour

The tour begins with an early morning pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu. You will then board a helicopter flight from Domestic Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport to the ‘Hotel Everest View’ via Lukla. Hotel Everest is a five star rated luxury hotel located at the highest elevation in the world (3880 m / 12730 ft) situated within the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park in Nepal, a Unesco World Heritage Site. The hotel offers a 360 degree view of the awe inspiring peaks. ‘Hotel Everest View’ epitomizes the adventurous spirit of the Himalayas with a perfect view to explore the nearby range of mountains. The helicopter will then take you for a thrilling flight over the Everest Base Camp and land at Kala Patthar, a 360 degree viewpoint for Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Choyu and Mt. Nuptse among others. Here you will have a ground time for a maximum of 10 minutes. Outline Itinerary 06:00 AM: Tour begins from your hotel The tour begins with a pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu. You will then be escorted to the Domestic Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport. 06:30 AM: Board a 50 min helicopter flight to Lukla (Max Altitude: 2800 m / 9187 ft) You will then board a 50 min helicopter flight to Lukla and land at Tenzing Hillary Airstrip. Lukla is the entry point for most of the treks and expeditions going further into the Khumbu region. The Tenzing Hillary Airport is named after the legendary mountaineers, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first mountaineers ever to successfully summit Everest. During the flight you will have an aerial view over Mt. Jugal, Mt. Gaurishankar and Langtang range. 07:30 AM: Fly to ‘Hotel Everest View’ (Max Altitude: 3800 m / 12467 ft) You will take a 15 min helicopter flight to ‘Hotel Everest View’ for a panoramic view of Mount Everest and its range. The five star rated hotel will offer you a 360 degree view of the surrounding range of mountains. 8:00 AM: Fly by Everest Base Camp to Kala Patthar (Min Altitude: 5545 m / 18192 ft) For your own safety, the helicopters beyond this point are only allowed to fly with a maximum of four people onboard, pilot included. The remaining crew will wait here for their turn. You will therefore now get aboard for a 10 min helicopter flight to Kala Patthar from Hotel Everest View. On your way you will fly by via Everest Base Camp , many glaciers, icefalls and touch down at Kala Patthar, the highest viewpoint in the world. Here you will have a ground time for a maximum of 10-15 minutes. 09:00 AM: Fly back to ‘Hotel Everest View’ (Max Altitude: 3800 m / 12467 ft) You will now get back to ‘Hotel Everest View’ and wait for other crew members for their turn if they remain. Here you may enjoy the 360 degree view of the mountains while you wait. 10:00 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu (Max Altitude: 2800 m / 9187 ft) You will now board a hour long helicopter flight from Hotel Everest View back to Kathmandu. A Cordial Trek representative will then escort you back to your hotel. Note: The flight time may change due to weather conditions .

From Kathmandu: 13-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

5. From Kathmandu: 13-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Ever dreamed of visiting the world's highest mountain? This 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek lets you see one of the most exciting destinations on an outdoor trip perfect for adventure lovers. Enjoy included accommodation, meals, and more. Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Upon arrival, get picked up from the airport and taken to the Kathmandu Suite Home hotel, where you'll sleep for the first night of the trip (breakfast included). Day 2: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding Early in the morning, drive to the airport and take a short flight to Lukla (2,804 meters). Embark on a 3-hour trek to Phakding (2,610 meters), then stay overnight at a guesthouse (lunch and dinner included) Day 3: Namche Bazaar TrekGear up and start another trek to Namche Bazaar (3,535 meters). Stay overnight at the guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included). Day 4: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar Take a walk around the valley to adjust to the thin air. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway of Everest. Opt to go to a museum on the same day to discover the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Take in a sweeping view of Everest and other mountains from this place. Stay overnight at another guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included). Day 5: Trek to Tengboche Reach Tengboche (3,850 meters), then visit a monastery known as Tengboche Monastery, where your guide will take you to observe the prayer ceremony in the evening or morning. Sleep overnight at a guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included). Day 6: Trek to Dingboche Trek to Dingboche (4,350 meters), then get some rest during an overnight stay at a guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included). Day 7: Another day of acclimatization First, take a trip to Chhukung Valley, then return to Dingboche in the evening. Afterward, go to Chhukung Ri (5,546 meters). From there, observe the 5th highest mountain, Mt. Makalu. Stay overnight at the guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included). Day 8: Trek to LobucheEnjoy more natural scenery on a guided hike to Lobuche (4,950 meters). Stay overnight at a guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included). Day 9: Visit Everest Base Camp Trek to Everest Base camp (5,400 meters) and return to Gorakshep (5,160 meters). Stay overnight at a guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included). Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar Star the day with a hike up to Kalapathar (5,545 meters), an excellent viewpoint to enjoy views of Mount Everest and other mountain landscapes. Trek back to Pheriche (4,280 meters), then spend the rest of the night at a guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included). Day 11: Return to Namche Trek back to Namche Bazar, then stay overnight at a guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included). Day 12: Trek back to LuklaFollowing a hike back to Lukla, sleep overnight at a guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included). Day 13: Kathmandu After breakfast, fly back to Kathmandu, followed by a transfer to your hotel.

Lukla Flights From Kathmandu

6. Lukla Flights From Kathmandu

The Kathmandu to Lukla flight is a pivotal aspect of the trekking experience for adventurers like yourself, aiming to explore the picturesque Everest region of Nepal. The journey from the bustling city of Kathmandu to the small mountain airstrip in Lukla is not only an essential logistical step but also a thrilling prelude to the trekking adventure that lies ahead. The flight from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla is often deemed one of the most scenic and exhilarating flights in the world. As the aircraft takes off, you are treated to sweeping views of the Kathmandu Valley, where urban landscapes merge with verdant hills. The journey then transitions into a breathtaking spectacle as you soar over the majestic Himalayan peaks. However, it's essential to acknowledge that the Kathmandu-Lukla flight can be influenced by various factors that are inherent to the region's geography and weather patterns. The relatively short runway at Lukla, perched on a sloping hillside, demands precise piloting skills. Weather conditions, including fog, wind, and visibility issues, can sometimes lead to delays or cancellations, adding an element of unpredictability to the travel plans.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek- 12 Days

7. Everest Base Camp Short Trek- 12 Days

Over the course of an exciting 12 days, travel with your guide all the way from Lukla Airport to the Everest Base Camp - at 5,450 meters above sea level, and back again. Take in an array of unforgettable highlights during this nearly two week trek, taking part in an experience that will supply you with memories to last a lifetime. During your trip, walk an average of 5 to 6 hours each day. With this in mind, it is important that participants are in good physical condition. While this trek does not involve technical aspects, any previous mountain trekking experience is definitely a plus. Day1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400meters/ feet) Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport where you’ll be warmly welcomed by our representative from The Alpine Club of Himalayas. Once you check in at your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore. Maximum Altitude: 1400m Meals: Welcome Dinner Accommodation: Hotel Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2860meters/ feet) trek to Phakding (2610meters/ feet) 2-3 hours trek; 200m descent, 50m ascent Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Once you reach Lukla head to upper Phakding. Descending above farmlands passing through Sherpa villages of Chheplung, Ghat, Sano, and Thulo Gumela. Where you’ll witness the number of shrines and monasteries at Drangdrak Gompa and Pema Choling Gompa. On the backdrop, breathtaking views of sacred mountain Kumbila and sister summits Kusum Kanguru peaks. One of the unclimbed peaks of the region. Maximum Altitude: 2860m (Lukla) Duration: 30 minutes flight, 2-3 hours trek Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse Day 3: Trek to Namche (3440 meters/ feet) 5-6 hours/1000m ascent, 100m descent Maximum Altitude: Duration: 5-6 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse Day 4: Trek Tengboche (3860meters/ feet) 4 hours; 350m descent, 750m ascent Maximum Altitude: 3860m Duration: 4 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse Day 5: Trek Dingboche (4410meters/ feet) 3-5 hours; 70m descent, 580m ascent Maximum Altitude: 4410m Duration: 3-5 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse Day 6: Trek Lobuche (4940meters/ feet) 4-5 hours; 700m ascent Maximum Altitude: 4940m Duration: 4-5 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse Day 7: Trek Gorak Shep (5164 meters/ feet) and EBC (5364 meters/ feet) and back to Gorak Shep Day 8: Trek Kala Patthar (5644 meters/ ) return trek Pheriche (4371 meters/ ) Day 9: Trek back Namche Bazar Day 10: Trek back Lukla Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m Duration: 30 minutes flight Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Accommodation: Hotel Day 12: Fly back home or extend your holidays

Island Peak Climbing: - 17-Day EBC Via Island Peak Climbing

8. Island Peak Climbing: - 17-Day EBC Via Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak Climbing takes you on top of the famous and popular trekking peaks of Nepal Himalaya, stunning and magnificent mountains stand in the middle of scenic Imjatse Valley, looking like an Island amidst giant surrounding mountains that enclose the valley of high Khumbu region, in the shade of Mt. Everest. Island Peak towers at a height above 6, 160 m and 20,328 ft high facing glamorous views of high peaks that encircle you at the top facing mind-blowing scenery of dramatic landscapes and mountains. Island Peak although popular trekking peaks due to its high success rate to reach on top of its summit and with an enjoyable adventure of low risk and safe mountain to climb, where all types of interested people can join in this wonderful alpine-style climb. Outline Itinerary of Island Peak Climbing Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu with transfer to hotel. Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and climb preparation. Day 03: Flight to Lukla 2,820 m and trek to Phakding 2,657 m – 04 hrs. Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs. Day 05: In Namche for rest and acclimatization with a short hike. Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs. Day 07: Trek to Pheriche 4,240 m – 05hrs. Day 08: Rest day at Pheriche for acclimatization with short scenic excursion. Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs. Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and at Gorakshep – 06 hrs. Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Chukung 4,730 m – 05 hrs. Day 12: Trek to Island Peak base camp in tented camps 4,970 m – 04 hrs. Day 13: Trek Island Peak High / Advance Camp 5,400 m – 04 hrs. Day 14: Climb Island Peak 6,160 m high and return to base camp – 08 hrs. Day 15: Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m – 05 hrs. Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs. Day 17: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs. Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to a hotel. Day 19: In Kathmandu reserve day and free day for individual activities. Day 20: Final departure from Kathmandu homeward bound.

Everest Base Camp Trekking

9. Everest Base Camp Trekking

The Everest Base Camp trek is an iconic and exhilarating adventure that takes you to the foot of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest (8,848 meters / 29,029 feet). Situated in the breathtaking Khumbu region of Nepal, this trek is a bucket-list experience for adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. The journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a quaint mountain town perched on a hillside. From Lukla, the trail winds through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, and terraced farmlands, providing a glimpse into the local Himalayan lifestyle and culture. As you ascend higher, the landscape transforms into a rugged alpine terrain with stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks, including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse. The trail crosses suspension bridges over roaring rivers and passes through Namche Bazaar, the bustling Sherpa capital of the region. The trek further leads to Tengboche, home to an ancient and ornate monastery, where trekkers often take a moment to soak in the spiritual atmosphere. The journey continues to Gorak Shep, the last village before Everest Base Camp, and from here, you embark on a thrilling hike to the base of the mighty Everest. At the Everest Base Camp, you'll stand in awe of the sheer grandeur of the Khumbu Icefall and the surrounding peaks. The sense of achievement and fulfillment at reaching this iconic destination is truly unparalleled. Throughout the trek, you will be accompanied by experienced guides, porters, and a team that ensures your safety and comfort. The best times for the Everest Base Camp trek are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is favorable and the views are crystal clear. The Everest Base Camp trek is a challenging yet rewarding adventure, promising a remarkable mix of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and a profound sense of accomplishment. It's a journey of a lifetime that leaves trekkers with cherished memories and a deep connection with the Himalayas.

Everest Photo Expedition: 14-Day Trek for Photographers

10. Everest Photo Expedition: 14-Day Trek for Photographers

Explore the untamed landscapes of the Everest region as you've never seen them before. This 14-day trek is meticulously designed for professional photographers who crave an unparalleled photographic adventure. Experience the raw beauty of the Himalayas, shoot from dizzying altitudes, and capture images that will leave an indelible mark on your portfolio and your soul. Craft Your Masterpiece in Nature's Studio Your journey begins in the bustling city of Kathmandu, a melting pot of cultures and colors. From there, enjoy a scenic flight to Lukla, considered one of the most thrilling air routes in the world. The real expedition begins as you trek to Phakding, your gateway to the mystical world of towering peaks and infinite skies. Elevate Your Skills at High Altitudes Experience the thrill of shooting at some of the world's highest locales. From the captivating vistas at Dingboche to the breathtaking atmosphere at Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, your camera will capture elevations few dare to reach. Each click will be a testimony to your skills and courage as a professional photographer. Dive Deep into the Himalayan Culture Take a breather to immerse yourself in the local culture. Visit the iconic Tengboche Monastery, meet indigenous Sherpa communities, and experience their daily lives through your lens. Every snapshot will tell a story, every frame will capture an emotion, and every photograph will be a piece of art. Enjoy the Luxuries of a Well-Planned Expedition Travel hassle-free as all logistics from permits to accommodations are taken care of. With a small group size of 4-8 persons, receive personalized attention to ensure that you make the most of this extraordinary experience. After an exhilarating day of shooting, relax in comfortable teahouses that offer a warm meal and a cozy bed. Itinerary **Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu** - Welcome dinner and expedition overview - Overnight at a 4-star hotel **Day 2: Flight to Lukla and Trek to Phakding** - Flight-seeing opportunities during the Lukla flight - Trek to Phakding (4-5 hours) - Teahouse accommodation **Day 3-4: Namche Bazaar** - Acclimatization hike and free time for photography - Sunrise photo session at designated viewpoints **Day 5: Tengboche** - Visit Tengboche Monastery - Sunset shoot at panoramic viewpoints **Day 6-7: Dingboche** - Acclimatization hike - Free time for long exposure and landscape photography **Day 8-9: Lobuche & Everest Base Camp** - Trek to Lobuche and onward to Everest Base Camp - Night photography and astrophotography opportunities **Day 10: Kala Patthar** - Early morning trek to Kala Patthar for sunrise shoot - Trek back to Pheriche **Day 11-13: Return to Lukla** - Free photography time during the trek back - Farewell dinner in Lukla **Day 14: Flight back to Kathmandu** - Free time in Kathmandu for photo editing or exploration - Departure

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based on 13 reviews

excellent trip! the Driver picked Me up from the hotel and took me to the airport, where we met our pilot and the tour guide who was with us the whole way. the entire trip was worth every penny! we had an unbelievable view of Mt. Everest and we got to eat breakfast at a great hotel at 12000 feet!

A fantastic hike, wonderful scenery and a breathtaking view of Mount Everest. First-class organization. I recommend this tour and the company.

This was definitely worth the cost!! One of my favorite things I’ve done. Highly recommend it. Left me smiling from ear to ear.