Everest Luxury Lodge Trek Return Lukla by Helicopter is a luxurious once-in-a-lifetime trip to Everest Base Camp, the highest trekking destination in the world.
Take this Everest Luxury Trek and enjoy a classic trek and luxury heli ride. Enjoy luxury accommodation at luxury lodges en route (wherever available). Trek to through Sherpa villages and experience Sherpa culture.
Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital is a paradise for trekkers, adventurers, and mountain climbers. Walk through a beautiful alpine landscape filled with stunning views of Himalayan peaks, suspension bridges over thundering rivers and verdant forests of pine and rhododendron.
Discover ancient Buddhist Monasteries and unique Sherpa culture. Enjoy comfortable stays at luxury resorts during your Everest Luxury Lodge Trek. The highlight of your Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter Return trip is the hike to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.
Walk through the Khumbu glacier to reach the base camp. Massive walls of Mount Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse and the incredible Khumbu Icefall will leave you awestruck. There will be tents of climbers dotting the landscape if you make your journey during the climbing seasons.
From Kala Patthar, savor 360-degree views of Mount Everest, Pumori, Nuotse and Lhotse.
Return to Lukla in style, via a helicopter. Enjoy aerial views of some of the highest peaks in the world and mountainside Sherpa villages during your helicopter flight.
Everest Luxury Lodge Trek Return Lukla by Helicopter Route
Begin your Everest Luxury Lodge Trek with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla Airport, you start your trek and head towards Phakding, a Sherpa settlement.
Take the trail along the Dudh Koshi River and walk through pine and rhododendron forests. The snow-capped Himalayan mountains rearing in the background loom closer each day.
Cross the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge and enjoy the first glimpse of Mount Everest as you enter Namche Bazaar. An acclimatization day at Namche will allow you to explore more of this bustling town as well as nearby Sherpa settlements of Shyangboche, Khumjung and Kunde.
Proceed towards Dingboche, where you will spend another day acclimatizing before reaching the 5,000m mark during your Everest Luxury Trek. An acclimatization hike to Nagarjun Hill from Dingboche will reward you with splendid views of Ama Dablam, Makalu and Lhotse.
The chief highlight of your Everest Luxury Heli Trek is the hike to Everest Base Camp from Gorak Shep. Walk through the stunning Khumbu glacier and reach the highest trekking destination in the world Everest Base Camp at the base of the world’s highest mountain. Though you cannot view the summit of Mount Everest from here you get to stand close to its massive walls. In addition, close up views of Nuptse, Lhotse and Khumbu Icefall will leave you awestruck.
Take in the views and savor your achievement. Visit Kala Patthar and get a 360-degree view of Mount Everest, Pumori and Nuptse before finally flying back to Lukla via a helicopter.
End your Everest Luxury trip by taking a regular flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Everest Luxury Lodge Trek Return Lukla by Helicopter Difficulty
Everest Luxury Lodge Trek Return Lukla by Helicopter is a moderate to difficult trek suitable for both experienced and inexperienced trekkers. Past hiking experience though not essential, would be favorable.
You need to be physically fit as walking in high altitude may prove to be demanding. No technical climbing is involved. The highest point you will reach during your trip is Kala Patthar at 5,550 metres.
Two acclimatization days at Namche and Dingboche will allow your body to get used to thin mountain air.
Maximum you will be spending 8 hours walking on the trail and minimum 3 hours. On average you will be walking 5 to 6 hours each day.
Up to Namche you can enjoy luxury accommodation but beyond Namche, facilities at the teahouses maybe somewhat basic. The return to Lukla via helicopter will save you time as well as energy.
Everest Luxury Lodge Trek Return Lukla by Helicopter Itinerary
Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft)
Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft)
Duration: 35 minutes flight, 3-4 hours (8 km) trek
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (10.5 km) trek
At Namche Bazaar: 1st Acclimatization Day (3,440m/11,286ft)
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Deboche (3,820m/12,539ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (11 km) trek
Trek from Deboche to Dingboche (4,410m/14,469ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (11 km) trek
At Dingboche - 2nd Acclimatization Day (4,410m/14,469ft)
Hike to Nagarjun Hill (5,100m)
Walking distance: 4-5 hours (4.5 km) trek
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (8 km) trek
Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,864ft)
Visit Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft)
Walking distance: 7-8 hours (12 km) trek
Hike to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,209ft)
Return to Lukla via Helicopter and Regular flight to Kathmandu
Duration: 2-3 hours (3 km) trek, 50 minutes flight