Trek to Sherpa villages under the shadows of Mount Everest with an exciting heli tour to Kala Patthar (5545m)
An elite adventure, Everest Heli Trek takes you to Khumbu Himal, the homeland of Nepal’s tough mountain tribe, the Sherpas. The adventure begins with the thrilling flight to Lukla, the mountainous airstrips at 2800m. Two days trek via Phakding and Namche we arrive at Shyangboche – the site of the World’s Highest Skydiving Adventure ‘Everest Skydive’.
Boarding a helicopter at Shyangboche, the Everest heli tour begins flying over the towering Himalayan giants : Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6608m), Kantega (6685m), Lhotse (8501m), Nuptse (7879m) and enter Mount Everest’s Western Cwm. The view of the mesmerizing Gokyo Lake from aboard the helicopter is just amazing. We stop briefly at Kala Patthar (5,545m) – one of the finest viewpoints to view Mount Everest up close and the site of the World’s Highest Cabinet Meeting. After exploring and taking pictures, we leave Kala Patthar and fly towards Kongde Ri (4200m) which has the world’s highest full service luxury resort – Yeti Mountain Home, Kongde. At the resort, we sit out enjoying the panoramic views of Himalayan Mountains and celebrate the completion of our Everest adventure over champagne and a sumptuous breakfast. After our meal we take the return flight to Kathmandu.
You will be greeted by a panoramic view of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below once you fly in the sky of Kathmandu. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities. Overnight at Hotel .
The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla takes about 30 minutes. Landing at Lukla airport is quite an exciting experience. Sir Edmund Hillary built this airport. Lukla, a Sherpa village, usually has scores of tourists and trekkers from different countries, 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 center 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 comfortable rooms with attached bathroom, where hot and cold running water is served 24x7. It is the perfect location to stay overnight at an altitude of 2601m. Overnight at Yeti Mountain or Similar .
From Phakding, we cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges to Monjo. At Monjo, there is the entrance of 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 traders from the lowlands and highlands. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home or Similar .
We rise early and trek to Shyangboche, a Sherpa hamlet situated right above Namche and the site of the highest skydiving event in the world, Everest Skydive https://www.everest-skydive.com/ After enjoying the panoramic Himalayan vistas, we board the waiting helicopter and fly towards Kala Patthar. The flight to Kala Patthar 5545m provides a panoramic vision of the mountains and the mesmerizing Gokyo Lakes. From Kala Patthar 5545m we get the 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 4 December 2009. After taking in the wonderful sights and capturing the scenes on our camera, we board the waiting chopper and fly towards Kongde where the world’s highest luxury resort Kongde Resort is located. At 4200 m (13,788 ft), Yeti Mountain Home or Kongde Resort is among the world's highest full-service Hotels and Resorts. Perched high above the Khumbu valley on a spectacular and serene location, the resort boasts of an unparalleled panoramic view of the principal peaks of Khumbu including Mt. Everest and Lhotse. At the resort, we sit out enjoying the panoramic views of Himalayan Mountains and celebrate the completion of our Everest adventure over champagne and a sumptuous breakfast-a fitting finale to a wonderful and memorable trip. After our meal, we board the chopper and fly to Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel .
After the early morning breakfast, a fully guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu kicks off. We drive Boudhanath. Boudhanath Stupa is one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. The Tibetan flavor is well observed in the backstreets of Boudhanath. The maroon-robed monks enchanting the holy prayers and the mega statues of Buddha indulged in different mudras is a great opportunity to grasp the practices of rich Buddhist culture. Then you will be driving to the next major destination in Kathmandu- Pashupatinath. The scattered small temples devoted to different Hindu deities along with the main temple dedicated to supreme Hindu God- Shiva are the highlights of Pashupatinath. The cremation procedure ongoing at Aryaghat; a bank of Bagmati River is a worthwhile observation to understand the Hindu rituals during the funerals. After lunch, we take a drive to Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the most artistic and glorious Durbar Square in the valley appeals a thorough exploration. Arousing wooden crafts throughout the scattered monuments in the backstreets of Patan Durbar Square is worth appreciable. After the tour of these two mega destinations of the valley, we drive back to hotel. Overnight in hotel .
Our office representative takes you to the airport for your flight home with wonderful memories of Everest Heli tour. .
The meeting & handling was excellent. We had Yalamber & Prabhakar with us at every step. The guides were excellent. The driver was very professional & experienced. The meals and services at lodges during the trek were very good. We had very warm welcome at the lodges. Though there was a problem with heating at Kongde, the service was excellent. Overall it was fantastic and we will be back!!
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