Namche Bazaar Trek and Helicopter Tour - 6 days

Namche Bazaar Trek and Helicopter Tour - 6 days


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.

How Much Does This Trip Cost?

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.

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Trip Highlights

  • Exciting mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport
  • Hike to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest
  • Trek to the twin villages of Khumjung and Khunde
  • Hike to the Hotel Everest View (3,880m), listed on the Guinness Book of World Records (2004) as a highest-placed hotel
  • Flying over Everest base camp (5,364m) and Khumbu glacier
  • A breathtaking helicopter flight to Kala Patthar (5,550m), the best vantage point for an alluring close-up view of Mt. Everest

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
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

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - Transfer to Hotel and Trek Preparation

pre-trip information Pre-Trip- Meeting at Third Rock Adventures Office

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. 

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

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. 

Day 3
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,290ft) - 6 to 7 hours (10.5 km) trek

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.

Day 4
Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar: Visit Hotel Everest View (3880m) and Khumjung


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. 

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

kalapatthar landing Kala Patthar - Most popular viewpoint in Everest region

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. 

Day 6
Final Departure

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. 



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Jasmin Byers
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Mar 07, 2024

Exhilarating Expedition! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Namche Bazaar Trek and Helicopter Tour exceeded all my expectations. From the moment I set foot on the trail, I was captivated by the rugged beauty of the Himalayan landscape. Each day brought new adventures and breathtaking vistas, culminating in an unforgettable helicopter ride over the towering peaks. Third Rock Adventures' attention to detail and knowledgeable guides made this expedition both thrilling and safe. A must-do for anyone seeking an adrenaline-packed adventure in Nepal!
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Morgan Hart
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Mar 07, 2024

Great Trek

The Namche Bazaar Trek and Helicopter Tour was an absolute thrill from start to finish. The six days were packed with stunning scenery and invigorating hikes. The highlight, undoubtedly, was the helicopter ride offering unparalleled views of the Himalayas. The team at Third Rock Adventures ensured every aspect of the trip was well-organized and enjoyable. Highly recommended for adventurers seeking a unique experience!
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A friend recommended this trip
The views obviously
if you want to expreince trek and heli ride, this is perfect
Leonardo Walker
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Nov 13, 2023

Namche Bazaar Trek

The Namche Bazaar Trek and Helicopter Tour by Third Rock Adventures exceeded expectations, largely due to our guide's outstanding service. Their expertise, friendly demeanor, and attention to detail made the trek enjoyable and educational. The helicopter tour added a thrilling twist to the journey, showcasing the Himalayan panorama. For those seeking a short but immersive Himalayan escape with top-notch guidance, this trip is a must!
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Archie Parry
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Oct 06, 2023

Best One

We had a great time doing this trip with Third Rock Adventures. Naba was super-friendly and helpful for this trip. His expertise was fantastic. The flight rewarded us great view of the Himalayas and the village. Our heli caption was friendly as well. Next week we will be doing GOkyo lakes trek and we highly recommend THIRD ROCK ADVENTURES.
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Lawson Mayer
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Oct 27, 2022

Namche Bazar Trek

Just loved this trek. Dol was the hero for this adventure. He handled everything just wowly. We had no compromisation, only rewards. The view from Kala Patthar was breathtaking. I still look at the vidoes from up there above 5000m. I will be back again next year.
Jay Riley
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Oct 27, 2022

Namche Heli Tour

For just 6 days, this is an amazing itinerary. We flew to Lukla on a small plane, trekked to Namche and hop on a heli to Kathmandu. We shortly landed at Kala Patthar where we were awed by the beauty of the Himalayas including Everest.
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