|Fact of the trip
||5 days / 6 nights
sensible to fairly challenging - Grade Explanation
An adventure, Everest Heli Trek is really takes you to Khumbu Himal, the homeland of Nepal’s tough mountain tribe and the Sherpas village. Trek to Sherpa villages that lie under the shadows of one of the tallest peaks in the world including Mount Everest and take an exciting heli tour to Kala Patthar (5242m), at the base of Mount Everest After arriving in Kathmandu we fly to Lukla, the ‘Gateway of Everest’. We trek for two days taking in the wonderful mountain scenery and Sherpa culture, with stopovers at Sherpa villages of Phakding & Namche ,Aarriving at Shyangboche – the site of the World’s Highest Skydiving Adventure ‘Everest Skydive’.
At Shyangboche we board the waiting helicopter for our heli tour and fly over the towering Himalayan giants : Ama Dablam [6856m], Thamserku [6608m] Kantega [6685m] , Lhotse [8501m], Nuptse [7879m]and enter Mount Everest’s Western Cwm - a broad, flat, gently undulating glacial valley basin terminating at the foot of the Lhotse Face. The Western Cwm, also known as the ‘Valley of Silence,’ is traversed by climbers using the southeast route to summit of Everest. The view of exciting Gokyo Lake from on board the helicopter is just amazing.
We stop for a short time at Kala Patthar (5,545m) - one of the finest viewpoints of Mount Everest up close and the site of the World’s Highest Cabinet Meeting (held on December 4, 2009). After exploring and taking pictures, we leave Kalapatthar and fly towards Kongde Ri (4200m) which has the world’s highest full service luxury resort – Yeti Mountain Home. At the resort, we sit out enjoying the panoramic views of Himalayan mountains and celebrate the achievement of our Everest adventure over sparkling wine and a luxurious breakfast- a fitting finale to a wonderful and memorable trip. After our meal we take the return flight to Kathmandu. Throughout your trek you will be accommodated at Yeti Mountain Homes, a chain of high end luxury resorts. At Kathmandu your address is still peaceful Gokarna Forest Resort.
Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu; Transfer to Gokarna Forest Resort.
Gokarna Forest Resort, the only golf resort of Nepal is located just about a few minutes drive from the airport, in a quite village in Kathmandu. The resort is set amidst the flourishing greenery of Gokarna Forest, the traditional hunting ground of Nepalese royalty. Little far away in a corner of the resort is ‘The Hunter's Lodge’, which housed the Shikaris (hunting party) that accompanied Royal Family members during their hunting trips in Gokarna Forest. The building is over a hundred and twenty years old. It has been carefully restored and now houses a quaint restaurant and bar. Apart from world class accommodation, the resort also features a Spa and an international standard Golf Course.
Day 02 : Fly to Lukla (2800m) & Trek to Phakding/Overnight at Khangri Resort.
The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla takes 45 minutes. Landing at Lukla airport is quite an exciting experience. This airport was built by Sir Edmund Hillary. Lukla, a Sherpa village, is usually filled with tourist and trekkers from world over, on their way to Mt. Everest.
After meeting our guide, we head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail to Phakding. Phakding village is the first overnight staying station for the trekkers in this region. At the centre of the village stands Rimijung Monastery established by a Sherpa Lama "Khempo Dorje" in the 16th century. We stay overnight at Yeti Mountain Home in Phakding. The resort has 20 well furnished comfort rooms with attached bath and hot-cold running water serves as the perfect location to stay overnight at an altitude of 2601m.
Day 03: Trek to Namche / Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home.
From Phakding, we cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. We then take a steep hike to Namche. If the weather is clear, we get the first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market - a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La.We stay over night at the luxurious Yeti Mountain Home in Namche.
Day 04: Trek to Shyangboche - Heli tour to Kala Patthar - Fly to Kongde Resort - Return Kathmandu.
We go up early and trek to Shyangboche, Sherpa hamlet situated right above Namche and the site of the highest skydiving event in the world, Everest Skydive. After enjoying the panoramic Himalayan view we board the waiting helicopter and fly towards Kala Patthar. The flight to Kala Patthar (17192 ft/5242m) provides a panoramic vision of the mountains and the mesmerizing Gokyo Lakes. From Kala Patthar (17192 ft/5242m) we get closest view of Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks. The Kala Patthar plateau is also a historic site as the ‘World’s Highest Cabinet Meeting’ was organized by the Nepalese Government over here on 4th December 2009. (Special Note: As we will be returning to Kathmandu by mid-day or early afternoon, Indian clients wishing an early departure will be able to do so by taking the evening flight from Kathmandu to their destinations.)
Day 05: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu, the historical and cultural heart of Nepal, has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and western influence.
There will be a half day guided tour to the UNESCO World heritage Sites of Boudhanath -the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, the monkey temple Swoyambhunath andthe medieval palace of the Malla dynasty at the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at Gokarna Resort.
Day 06; Depart Kathmandu transfer to air port.
Our support team will take you to the airport for your flight back to home country. Or you can stay longer for short tours such as game drive at chitwan National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc.
Additional : Airfare
USD 4799 per pax
Cost does not include :
- Accomodation - 3 nights at Gokarna Forest Resort, 1 night each at Yeti Mountain,
- ]Home in Phakding & Namche,
- Breakfast with champagne at Yeti Mountain Home, Kongde,
- Kathmandu Lukla air fare,
- Arrival departure transfers,
- Trekkers' Information Management System fees,
- English - speaking trekking guide, porters,
- Everest Heli tour,
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees,
- Equipment, clothing for porter & staffs,
- Insurance for staff & porter,
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- International air fare,
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu,
- Meals during trek,
- Personal gears & clothing (available on hire),
- Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason,
- table drinks, snacks,
- First aid kit,
- Travel insurance,