Everest Luxury Trek with Helicopter Return

Everest Luxury Trek with Helicopter Return Back from Gorakshep to Kathmandu
Everest Luxury Trek Return by Helicopter
What to see & doSpecific information about Everest Luxury Trek with Helicopter Return
  • Duration11 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5545m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Luxury Lodge to Lodge
  • Group Size 5
  • Transportation Flight and Helicopter
  • Best Season March, April, May, and Sept, Oct, Nov

The Everest Luxury Trek with Helicopter Return is a remarkable journey for travelers who seek an exceptional adventure in the mystical Himalayas of Nepal, accompanied by comfort and relaxation. Our expedition shares similarities with the standard Everest trek but distinguishes itself with lavish services, facilities, and hospitality. From renowned teahouses to five-star hotels, comfort and luxury are always present during the expedition. The Everest Luxury Trek with Helicopter Return is the best option for trekkers who want to combine adventure with leisure. Despite its remote location and unique landscape, the Everest region offers unparalleled amenities compared to other trekking areas in Nepal. Your journey begins with a thrilling 35-minute flight from Tribhuvan International Airport to Lukla. As you progress on the trek, explore Buddhist monasteries and Sherpa settlements.

Further ahead, relish the awe-inspiring summit of Kalapathhar, a vital vantage point offering you breathtaking views of Mount Everest. Moreover, hike through the Khumbu Glacier and enjoy the spectacular panoramic scenery of Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Amadablam. The expedition can be strenuous on your body, but with luxury accommodations along the route, your body will receive a well-deserved rest. We at Outfitter Nepal designed this Everest Luxury trek to exceed your expectations regarding quality, luxury, and overall travel experience. This expedition departs weekly from Kathmandu during the peak seasons, which makes it convenient for families, couples, groups, and charitable organizations. In addition, we offer customized itineraries to travelers with special needs and preferences, ensuring the Luxury Everest Trek meets their requirements.

Luxury Everest Trek Highlights

  • Trek to Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp with a well-paced itinerary and proper acclimatization days.
  • Stay at luxury tea houses and hotels during the trek.
  • Hot beverages and hot water are included in the trek.
  • High staff-to-client ratio to assist you on the expedition.
  • Professional guides are equipped with medical kits and supplementary oxygen systems.
  • Complimentary use of waterproof duffel bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket.
  • A scenic flight will return from Gorakshep to Kathmandu by helicopter.

What makes our Everest Luxury Trek with Helicopter Return different?

The Everest Luxury Trek with Helicopter Return presents an exciting option for travel enthusiasts who seek an extra layer of leisure and comfort amidst the rugged grandeur of the Himalayas. Picture yourself in the lap of some of the highest mountains in the world, surrounded by the breathtaking landscape of the Khumbu region. This high-end expedition combines the excitement and thrill of trekking, the luxury of helicopter rides, and top-notch service, ensuring every part of the adventure feels elegant. From an all-inclusive trip, super comfortable stays, and an experienced trek leader, this trek gives new meaning to luxury at higher altitudes. The package includes accommodation, meals, airfare, ground transport, and trekking permits, making it an all-inclusive trek.

Is this Everest Luxury Trek suitable for you?

Our Luxury Everest Trek reaches a maximum elevation of 5,500 m/18,195 ft at Kalapathar and 5140 m/16,865 ft at Gorekshep. Our expedition follows a properly planned acclimatization day, making the Luxury Everest Trek suitable for people with basic fitness levels. Safety is of the utmost concern for Outfitters Nepal. Our staff members will have an oximeter, first aid kit, and supplementary oxygen system on this trek.

How challenging is the Everest Luxury Trek with Helicopter Return ?

The 11 days Everest Luxury Trek is a moderate-grade expedition in the Khumbu region of Nepal. You must be prepared to hike for 6-7 hours daily on rugged terrain and tricky landscapes. Carrying your daypack, which consists of valuable items, will significantly increase your overall body weight. We recommend you get involved in lightweight training and cardio exercise before you embark on a remarkable journey in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

Do I need previous experience to take part?

You do not have previous trekking experience to commence the Everest Luxury Trek. However, it would help if you were moderately fit to adapt to the changing altitude and enjoy the hike. All travel enthusiasts interested in the package are advised to prepare themselves three months before the starting date of the expedition. We suggest you indulge yourself in regular exercises such as jogging, cycling, swimming, and weight lifting. The fitter you get, the more you will enjoy the trek and immerse yourself in the overall experience. Also, note that our travel package has been tailored to allow you ample time to rest and acclimate.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

Note: Our Everest Luxury Trek usually begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. However, due to high air traffic expansion, flights will be operated from Ramechhap (Manthali) during peak seasons such as April, May, October, and November. In such cases, you will be transported from Kathamndu to Manthali in a private vehicle. The relaxing journey will last approximately 4 to 5 hours.

On a clear day, the excitement of flying into Kathmandu is breathtaking. A series of unforgettable moments that last with you for a very long time starts with the nearly orgasmic vistas of snow-capped mountain peaks stretching down below you. Our friendly support staff will receive you when your airline lands on the tarmac and take you to your Hotel. Once you have finished the visa process and picked up your bags at the airport, please head to the arrival hall exit. You can find your trip leader waiting for you outside the arrival hall, and they will take you to your Kathmandu hotel.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4430ft
  • Accommodation: 4 - Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles

Helicopter Option: You can book a helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla for an additional charge of USD 600 per person. It is the best alternative to avoid the long ride to Manthali by road.

The day before the flight, pack your bags for the journey. Flights to Lukla are usually offered from Kathmandu in January, February, June, July, August, September, and December, which are the off-peak months. Please be advised that the airline alone makes the option to continue operating flights, and the number of passengers impacts that decision in a given month. We get up between five and six a.m. today. Our employees will take you to the Kathmandu domestic airport, where you will catch a 35-minute flight to Lukla. You are scheduled to arrive at Tenzing Hillary Airport early in the morning.

We are hiking to Phakding today. The path is simple. We leave Lukla and follow the Dudh Koshi River as it flows downward. The path joins the Namche Bazaar trail just above Chaurikharka (2,713 m). Moving on, we reach the tiny village of Ghat, and after a final push, you will arrive at the destination for today at Phakding village.

  • Max. Altitude: 2610m/8563ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1260m/4133ft
  • Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi
  • Transportation: Plane

Today, you will continue the journey alongside the Dudhkoshi River and hike through dense pine forests. Further ahead, you will pass through beautiful villages such as Zapute and Benka and reach Monjo, the entry point of the Sagarmatha National Park. The conservation area is designed to maintain and protect the ecosystem of the Khumbu region. You'll leave the park behind and head towards Hollaru Bridge to make a steep ascent. Along the way, you will be welcomed by the beautiful views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Kusum Khangru, and Everest. We will spend the night at a tea house in Namche Bazaar.

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m/11286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 830m/2723ft
  • Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home or Similar
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 11km/7mi

The fourth day of the Everest Luxury Trek is a rest day to help us adapt to the dropping oxygen level. You will spend the day on a short hike to the Everest View Hotel. The brief excursion will provide rewarding panoramic views of mountain peaks and landscapes. Moreover, you can also visit Thame (3,810m) or the National Park Headquarters to learn about the fascinating Sherpa lifestyle and culture.

  • Max. Altitude: 3940m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 440m/1443ft
  • Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home or Similar
  • Walking Hours: 1.5-2 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 11km/7mi

As you leave the village of Namche behind, you will be welcomed by the breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Mount Everest. The trail ahead is rugged, and you must navigate it carefully to avoid injuries. Along the route, you might also come across elusive animal species of the Khumbu region, such as musk deer, Himalayan tahr, and pheasants. Moving forward, we will gradually descend and cross the Dudh Koshi River. After hiking through thick alpine forests, you will arrive at Phunk Thenga and pass through Tengboche Monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region. You can explore the monument and the surrounding area before continuing the hike towards Tengboche.

  • Max. Altitude: 3930m/12894ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 490m/1608ft
  • Accommodation: Rivendell or Similar
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 12km/7.5mi

To reach Pangboche, we will hike the higher trail and pass through several mani walls, chortens, and settlements. The hike follows the Lobuche River and heads towards the Imja Valley. From here, we will make a steep ascent to Dingboche. Along the way, farmlands harvest potatoes, buckwheat, and barley. Today's journey will be significantly more complex than the days before because of the higher elevation.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,350m/14,272ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 483m/1,584ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Heritage Lodge or Similar
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 11km/7mi

Today is the second rest day of the Luxury Everest Trek. Our body must acclimate appropriately to the atmospheric changes around us. However, it does not mean we should remain ideal. You will utilize the spare day hiking along the ridge just above Dongboche. During the short excursion, you can glimpse majestic snow-capped mountains surrounding the beautiful Khumbu valley.

  • Max. Altitude: 4995m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 675m/2214ft
  • Elevation Loss: 675m/2214ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Heritage Lodge or Similar
  • Walking Hours: 2-3 hours
  • Walking Distance: 4Km/2.8mi

Today, the trail follows the Khumbu Glacier's lateral moraine, passing stone memorials honoring climbers who lost their lives on neighboring summits. We continue our slow ascent up the Khumbu glacier, passing a series of stone memorials honoring Sherpas who lost their lives while climbing Mount Everest. The trail descends from this point, following the valley's west side to Lobuche.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,940m/16,207ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 590m/1,936ft
  • Accommodation: New EBC or Oxygen Lodge or Similar
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi

Today, you will have an early start and begin your hike to Everest Base Camp. Walking through the icy terrain and crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier will take several hours. After a few hours of hiking, we will briefly stop to rest and have lunch. Moving forward, you will continue the hike alongside GorakShep Lake to finally arrive at the stunning Everest Base Camp. Upon your arrival, appreciate the wonders of the Khumbu region and spectate the glacial moraine and icefall surrounding you. After taking pictures and exploring the area, you will retrace the trail to Gorekshep, where you will admire views of Pumori, Nuptse, and Khumbuste.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,364m/17,598ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 454m/1,489ft
  • Elevation Loss: 200m/656ft
  • Accommodation: Himalayan Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 hours
  • Walking Distance: 15km/9mi

Like yesterday, we begin the trek before dawn to spectate the glorious sunrise view from Kalapathhar. We must prepare for the hike as it will be dark and freezing. Wear warm-down jackets and gear up with a headlamp to help you navigate trails. During the ascent, we will make occasional stops to catch our breath and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-capped mountain peaks. At the summit, you will enjoy the more unbelievable panorama of the glorious massifs. We will take a lot of pictures and create a memorable experience before we make our way back to Gorakshep. Upon arrival, our staff members will escort you to a helicopter for your flight back to Kathmandu. Outfitters Nepal hopes the journey back will be relaxing as you cherish the memories you have created during the Everest Luxury Trek.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4430ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 4- Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Helicopter

Today marks the end of our exciting journey in Nepal, and we will conclude the trek. One of our staff will pick you up from the Hotel and help you with the check-out procedure. Eventually, he will escort you to a private vehicle, and you will be transported to the Tribhuvan International Airport for the final departure. Besides, if you want to extend your stay in Nepal and embark on another exciting adventure, feel free to contact the representatives of Outfitters Nepal.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles

Note: Our Everest Luxury Trek usually begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. However, due to high air traffic expansion, flights will be operated from Ramechhap (Manthali) during peak seasons such as April, May, October, and November. In such cases, you will be transported from Kathamndu to Manthali in a private vehicle. The relaxing journey will last approximately 4 to 5 hours.

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Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included

The total cost of the Everest Luxury Trek is USD per person. Please read the list below to learn more about what's included and not included in the package.

  • All the Airport Transfers with private tourist vehicles.
  • 2 nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu in 4-star category hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary.
  • Your standard meals during the Trip with cup of hot tea/coffee with every meals (10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 10 Dinners).
  • All necessary paper works, National park entry permits, TIMS permit.
  • Flight fare Kathmandu/Ramechhap - Lukla - Kathmandu/Ramechhap (inclusive of airport tax)
  • We provide Lukla (Yeti Mountain Home), Phakding (Yeti Mountain Home), Namche (Yeti Mountain Home), Deboche (Rivendell), Dingboche (Mountain Heritage), Lobuche (New Ebc or Oxygen), with an attached bathroom with a hot shower, and comfortable room, and only in Gorakshep (Himalaya Lodge) common room.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, and porters.
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide, and Porters.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Outfitter Nepal's sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if Necessary.
  • We provide purification tablets for the drinking water during your trek.
  • Hot Shower during the Trek.
  • Seasonal fruits after dinner as a dessert.
  • Well-equipped first aid kit, oximeter..
  • All the government Tax, Vat, and service charges.
  • Farewell dinner on the last night in Kathmandu.
  • Trip Achievement Awards for your lifetime memories.
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charge.
What's not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars.
  • Battery (Camera, Mobile) charges.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide and staffs.
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Starts:WEDNESDAYMAY 29, 2024
Ends:SATURDAYJUN 08, 2024
PRICE (Per Person)US$2897
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Starts:FRIDAYMAY 31, 2024
Ends:MONDAYJUN 10, 2024
PRICE (Per Person)US$2897
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Our group for the Everest Luxury Trek is made up of 10 people. We create groups with friends, families, and travelers. Thai creates new bonds, a close interpersonal connection, and engagement with travelers during the journey. Please review the date below to reserve your spot for the exciting expedition.

Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Meals Available During the Luxury Everest Trek

We will provide three meals during the Everest Luxury Trek: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Remember that the menu will vary depending on the tea houses and lodges. Some everyday items in these establishments are dal bhat, momo, oatmeal, pizza, tibetan bread, etc. Besides, we encourage you not to intake excessive amounts of meat during the trek, as the rising elevation will impact your body, and you could suffer from gastronomical issues. Please let us know if you have a special dietary requirement. This will allow us to pass on this message to your Guide, who will ensure your preferences are fulfilled along the trek.

Accommodation in Kathmandu

During your overnight stay in Kathmandu, we will arrange a room for you in a five-star hotel. The establishment will be near most dining and shopping attractions in the city's center. The Hotel features modern designs and offers deluxe services and amenities. If you have a travel partner, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided on a twin-sharing basis. On the other hand, if you want to travel alone, we will make the necessary arrangements upon your request.

Accommodation in the Trek

The accommodation facilities along the trails are some of the best tea houses in the region. They provide spacious rooms with attached bathrooms, high-quality cuisine, and warm hospitality. Moreover, additional services such as hot water, Wi-Fi, charging, a heater, and an extra blanket are also provided upon request. Some of the establishments you'll be staying at during the expedition are Yeti Mountain Home (Phakding and Namche), Rivendell (Deboche), New EBC (Lobuche), Himalaya (GorakShep), and Mountain Heritage (Dingboche)

Essential Infromation

  • Passport, Visa, and Entry Requirements
  • Passport: All foreign travelers visiting Nepal must have a valid passport with a 6-month validity beyond the planned departure.
  • Visa: A visa can be obtained upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport or before arrival through diplomatic missions and Nepalese embassies. A Nepal visa can also be issued at entry points if you enter Nepal by land.

Visa Fees:

  • 15 days – US$ 30
  • 30 days – US$ 50
  • 90 days – US$ 125

Note: We advise you to verify the visa requirements, as they depend on your country of origin. You should also check the transit country requirements during your travel to Nepal.

Will I need travel insurance?

Travel insurance is mandatory for any adventurer seeking a glorious journey in Nepal. We advise you to get one that covers an emergency helicopter evacuation. This will ensure your safe return and medical treatment in case of Acute Mountain Sickness or other accidents. So, we recommend you review the insurance and its coverage before you visit Nepal. You must bring the insurance certificate with you and leave a copy of it to your relatives. Besides, it also ensures that the insurance provides adequate protection for the activities involved in the Luxury Everest trek.

Guide and staff ratio on the trek?

Our staff members at Outfitter Nepal possess a deep passion for outdoor adventures and exploration. Our associates and representatives have experiences that span almost a decade, navigating through the isolated trails and laps of the highest peaks of Nepal. We take great pride in calling them adventure specialist due to their qualification and diverse skill range. Most of our guides were born in these parts of Nepal and know adequately about the region and its unique landscape. During the Everest Luxury Trek, the expedition will be led by a guide with one porter for every two travelers and one assistant guide for 3. Our staff members will help you navigate the off-beaten trails in the Himalayas and share their past experiences to create a memorable journey for you.

What are the safety measures?

Outfitter Nepal prioritizes the safety of our clients and ensures their well-being during their travel with us. Our Everest Luxury Trek itinerary is devised with proper acclimatization days and walking hours. The Guide assigned to the trek will also look after any warning signs of altitude sickness and take the necessary steps to resolve the issue. You must note that the Guide can halt or end the trek due to illness, weather changes, and natural disasters. We advise you to follow the tips and guidance of our staff members to avoid any risk of hazards such as injury.

Baggage and Weight Limits

Our clients will have a duffel bag for packing their gear and equipment. The duffel bags will have a carrying capacity of approximately 80 liters. We advise you to keep the duffel bag weight limit under 15 kg because the baggage allowance for Nepal's domestic airlines is 15 kg, including a 10 kg duffel bag and a 5kg backpack. You must also note that a porter's maximum weight limit during the expedition is 30 kg. Besides, only carry what is necessary for your day pack, as the light load will ensure a more enjoyable trekking experience.

Do I need to join a fixed departure, or can I schedule my travel dates?

We arrange trips on both fixed departure and private basis. If you want to join a group expedition, please check our departures section for dates, prices, and availability. On the other hand, if you are looking forward to traveling independently or with your families, friends, or colleagues, you can commence the trek at your convenience. We can also tailor a trek to suit your preferences and requirements.

Gears And Equipment

Outfitter Nepal recommends the equipment listed below, and we encourage any travelers to bring these with them for the Everest Luxury Trek. Ensure you have everything from the list below for a relaxing and safe trek in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

General

  • Puffy Down Jacket
  • Daypack with rain cover
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping bag liner.

Upper Body

  • Beanie
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp

Hands

  • Wool or fabric gloves
  • Outer gloves insulated for cold weather

Torso

  • Fabric shorts and shirt
  • Fabric base layer
  • Windproof and waterproof shell
  • Pullover or fleece jacket

Lower Body

  • Base Layer and hiking pants
  • Comfortable trousers and pants
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Hiking shorts

Undergarments

Note: The quantity of each clothing can be adjusted to suit your preferences.

  • Underwear
  • Sleeping clothes and Pajamas

Feet

  • Fabric socks and hiking socks
  • Liner socks
  • Hiking boots
  • Casual shoes
  • Gaiters

First Aid Kits and Medications

(Note: Our staff members are equipped with first aid kids, but you must also carry personal medications.)

  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Ointment
  • Insect repellents

Other Essentials

  • Extra passport-sized photos
  • Passport
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Toiletry kits
  • Water purification tablets
  • Toilet paper
  • Towel
  • Protein Snacks
  • Airline tickets

Optional

Upon arrival in Nepal, you can purchase gear and supplies from local shops in Thamel. You can add these items to your shopping list for ease and comfort.

  • Extra batteries or power banks
  • Cameras
  • Books/cards
  • Trekking poles
  • Binoculars
  • Whistle
  • Trekking poles
  • Thermos
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