Namche Bazaar Trek and Helicopter Tour perfectly combine an easy hike to Namche with a heli tour to the Everest Base Camp (EBC) and Kala Patthar. This short tour is best suited for limited-time travelers who want to explore the Khumbu region comfortably and luxuriously.
Starting with an exciting flight to Lukla, you'll trek through local villages for two days to Namche Bazaar. From Namche, you'll explore the two big villages of Khumjung and Khunde and hike to the iconic Hotel Everest View. During the tour, you'll witness the panoramic sight of the world's highest peaks, Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), and Mt. Makalu (8,463m).
On the last day, you'll take a helicopter from Namche to Kala Patthar, flying over EBC and Khumbu glacier. After enjoying the wonderful close-up view and taking a picture of Mt. Everest, you'll return to Lukla. Finally, after flying back to Kathmandu, you'll take a flight back to your home and end this tour.
The trip's price depends on the type of services chosen by our clients and the group size. The cost of each trip we organize is different because we see travelers as individuals having their own particular needs and preferences.
Get ready for an incredible journey tailored to your interests and preferences, whether you're looking for a budget-friendly adventure or a luxurious getaway. Leave the planning to us as we take care of all the details, ensuring your dream trip becomes a reality. You can relax and focus on creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.
|Day 1||Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - Transfer to Hotel and Trek Preparation|
|Day 2||Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft) by regular plane, and Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft) - 30 minutes flight, 3 to 4 hours (8 km) trek|
|Day 3||Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,290ft) - 6 to 7 hours (10.5 km) trek|
|Day 4||Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar: Visit Hotel Everest View (3880m) and Khumjung|
|Day 5||Helicopter flight from Namche Bazaar to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) via Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) and Kala Patthar (5550m/18,204ft) - 1:30 hours of Helicopter Flight|
|Day 6||Final Departure|
Flying into the bustling Kathmandu city, the capital of Nepal, you'll enjoy the view of the valley, green hills, and mountains. After completing the customs, a representative of Third Rock Adventures will be waiting to welcome you outside the Kathmandu International Airport. He will help you to transfer to the hotel in the central area of the capital city.
Once you have settled in, you can head out and explore the nearby places. You can walk through narrow alleyways full of small shops, ancient temples, and restaurants. In the evening, Thamel is a good place to hang out. You can grab your meal from one of the restaurants offering both western and local Nepal cuisine.
Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Early in the morning, you'll head towards Kathmandu airport and take a regular flight to Lukla. The flight will be very scenic, with an amazing glimpse of Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayas located in the distance. After landing at Lukla airport, you'll begin your trekking adventure.
Once you reach Phakding, you can rest briefly and take a short walk around the village. It has several restaurants and cafes with Wi-Fi facilities. Next, it is also home to several monasteries, including Rimishung Monastery.
Overnight stay in Phakding.
Today you'll head towards Namche Bazaar, a popular stop for acclimatization during the EBC trek. You'll begin the trek by walking along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. As you move forward, you'll cross several bridges, including the Hillary suspension bridge, decorated with colorful prayer flags. Eventually, you'll arrive at Sagarmatha National Park by crossing Monjo village.
After registering your permit at the park, you'll gradually climb up the forests, where you'll relish the first sight of mighty Everest. Continuing your walk through the stone-paved way, you'll reach Namche Bazaar. The town is a bustling tourist hub full of bakery cafes, hotels, lodges, and shops. The lively environment and warm hospitality of Sherpa people will make your stay pleasant at Namche.
Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
Today you'll go for an acclimatization hike to the nearby villages of Khumjung and Khunde. These two villages are known as Green Valley and offer the magnificent panorama of Mt. Ama Dablam and Thamserku. On the way to Khumjung valley, you can visit Hillary School and old monasteries. Further, the Khumjung monastery is worth visiting, where you can witness rare Yeti scalps.
Next, you'll hike to Hotel Everest View, where you can enjoy a drink with the beautiful panorama of Mt. Everest and other mountains. After the acclimatization hike, you'll get back to Namche Bazaar. Exploring these villages offers you great insight into local Sherpa culture and lifestyle. Later you'll conclude your day enjoying the delicious authentic Sherpa food in Namche.
Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
Today is the big day of your tour as you'll be flying to your dream destination, Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. Early morning you'll board a helicopter and fly from Namche Bazaar over Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Glacier to Kala Patthar, the trip's highest point.
After a close flyover to the base camp, you'll land at Kala Patthar. It is the highest trekking point of the EBC trek, where you'll get a close-up unobstructed sight of Mt. Everest, the world's tallest peak. You'll have an amazing time amidst the world's highest mountain. After savoring this once-in-a-lifetime view of some of the world's highest mountains, you'll fly back to Lukla first and then to Kathmandu.
Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Today Namche Bazaar Trek and Helicopter Tour end with your final departure. Waving a final goodbye, you'll head towards the international airport. A representative from Third Rock Adventures will drop you at the airport 3 hours before your departure flight.
However, if you want to extend your vacation or have extra time, you can opt for several tour and trekking packages. So, our travel specialist will help you customize your itinerary per your preferences. You need to just call/WhatsApp us.