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Heli-Trekking the Roof of the World: Everest & the Khumbu

Several changes have taken place recently in the Khumbu (Everest) region that enable visitors now to explore the world’s tallest mountains in an abbreviated time frame, and capping the adventure off with a helicopter tour that will literally take your breath away.

After trekking for a week or even less, you’ll board your chopper and cross three passes over 17,000’, getting in so close to Everest and her neighbors that you experience the same kind of views previously available only to world-class mountaineers.

New lodges that have been built on the trail to base camp provide a level of comfort that earlier trekkers could only dream about. The goal of this sample itinerary is to show you how short of a trip you can take while still getting the full experience of being in the Himalaya and being a part of the biggest mountains on earth.

Birds Eye View of Cho Oyu
Peaceful Sky over Cho Oyu
Mt. Everest & Lhotse
Windswept Clouds over Ama Dabblam
Everest In A Week: Itinerary at a Glance

FRI: Depart USA | SUN: Arrive Kathmandu, met and transfer to hotel | MON: Fly to Lukla and hike to Monjo | TUE: Day hike for mountain views and acclimatization | WED: Trek to Namche Bazaar / THUR: Trek to Tashinga | FRI: Trek to Thyangboche for lunch, returning back to Tashinga | SAT: Chopper pick-up at your lodge, do the Three Cross Passings Heli-Flightseeing en route to Lukla. Fly back to Kathmandu | SUN: Depart for onward flights | MON: Arrive home.

You can leave Friday after work, miss only one week back home and still have enough time to trek and experience the roof of the world! Experience this one-of-a-kind adventure and make it back by the following Monday morning. What was once just a dream is now possible and an amazing way to experience the magic of the Himalayas!

Everest Region Map


  • Comfortable lodging
  • Breathtaking close up views of the tallest mountains on earth
  • Shorten the trip without missing anything

Check Out Our Other Heli-Trekking Sample Itineraries:

  • Heli-Trekking Manaslu

    • Explore this remote and beautiful valley - the steepest in the Nepal - full of amazing views and plenty of options for trip length!

  • Heli-Trekking the Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang

    • The only part of Nepal on the northern side of the Himalaya and in the rain shadow, this last bastion of living Tibetan Buddhism was once very isolated and can now be explored on foot and by air!

Interested in your own Custom Heli-Trekking Itinerary? Get in touch! We're more than happy to put together a proposal for you!