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Why should trekkers consider joining the EBC Trek Round Trip by Helicopter? Is it the best option?

Everest base camp trek blog
Mountain Sherpa Admin
May 19, 2024

Our EBC Trek Round Trip by Helicopter is the best option for those who want to experience the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek in the most convenient way. This package is designed to operate the trek smoothly and provide our valued guests with an unforgettable experience without compromising on service quality.

During peak trekking seasons, many airlines operate from Manthali Airport to Lukla to alleviate air traffic congestion in Kathmandu. Manthali Airport, also known as Ramechhap Airport, is situated approximately 132 kilometers (82 miles) east of Kathmandu. The journey to Manthali Airport takes roughly 4-5 hours by road, depending on road conditions and traffic.

Opting for a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu means departing in the early hours of the morning, around 2-3 o'clock, which can be uncomfortable for travelers. Adequate rest before flying to Lukla is highly recommended to ensure enjoyment of the trek and proper acclimatization to the high altitude. Lack of sleep and rest can hinder the trekking experience.

By booking our EBC Trek Round Trip by Helicopter, guests can enjoy a well-rested start to their journey without the need to worry about early morning drives to Manthali Airport. Our package includes helicopter transfers from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa, providing convenience and comfort throughout the trip.

Additionally, traveling to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region, is a crucial aspect of the EBC trek. Unpredictable weather conditions often lead to flight cancellations, posing a challenge to trekkers. Opting for a helicopter for this journey significantly reduces the likelihood of cancellations due to adverse weather, ensuring a smoother and more reliable travel experience.

With our EBC Trek Round Trip by Helicopter, guests can rest assured of a well-organized and hassle-free trekking adventure while enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas.

Here are the top 7 practical benefits of joining the EBC Trek Tour Trip by Helicopter:

  1. Smooth, Scenic, and Convenient Helicopter Flight: Experience a smooth and breathtaking helicopter journey with unparalleled convenience.
  2. No Need to Drive to Manthali Airport: Skip the hectic and tiring 4-hour early morning drive to Manthali Airport, ensuring a hassle-free start to your adventure.
  3. Reduced Chance of Flight Delays: Enjoy the peace of mind knowing there's a very low likelihood of flight delays, allowing for a seamless travel experience.
  4. Well-Rested in Kathmandu Before Flying to Lukla: Take advantage of the opportunity to rest well in Kathmandu before embarking on your journey to Lukla, ensuring you're fully prepared for the adventure ahead.
  5. Hassle-Free Journey of a Lifetime: Embark on a hassle-free journey of a lifetime, riding a helicopter amidst the majestic Himalayas, creating unforgettable memories along the way.
  6. Reduced Risk of Altitude Sickness: By ensuring adequate rest and avoiding the early morning drive, you minimize the chances of altitude sickness, allowing you to fully enjoy the trekking experience.
  7. Complete Package: Our EBC Trek Round Trip by Helicopter includes both the Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu legs of the journey. You'll enjoy the convenience of sharing helicopter travel for the entire trip, ensuring a seamless and comfortable experience from start to finish.

Here are the top 7 reasons why our 16-night & 17-day itinerary of the EBC Trek Round Trip by Helicopter is the perfect option:

  1. Rest Day in Kathmandu: Enjoy 2 nights in Kathmandu before flying to Lukla by helicopter, allowing you to rest, explore the city, and prepare for the trek.
  2. Trek through Less Crowded Routes: Our itinerary takes you on scenic routes, including Phorse village, avoiding the crowded traditional paths for a unique experience.
  3. Hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp: Spend 2 nights in Pangboche village and hike to the stunning Ama Dablam Base Camp for better acclimatization.
  4. Expert Sherpa Guides: Our local guides are experienced, reliable, and passionate about providing the best service, ensuring a memorable trek.
  5. Quality Lodges: Stay in quality Sherpa lodges with attached bathrooms and hot showers for comfort along the journey.
  6. Unlimited Meals: Enjoy unlimited meals of your choice, as our guides provide menus for you to select from without restrictions.
  7. 25+ Years of Experience: As a family-run company with over 25 years of experience, Mountain Sherpa Trekking is committed to sharing the beauty of Nepal while giving back to the community through various social initiatives, including scholarships for students in remote villages.

If you're looking for the best trekking experience in the Everest region of Nepal with an expert local Sherpa company with over 25 years of experience, please contact us anytime. We can customize the itinerary to suit your preferences, whether you want a private trek, a family trek, or a group trek. We are here to arrange everything according to your needs.


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