Helicopter, Mountains, Nepal

Khumba Valley by Helicopter - No Effort Required



6 Days

Prices Start from

£5,465pp (ex. flights)

Nepal is home to eight of the highest mountain peaks in the world including the tallest, Mount Everest. For those short on time, this adventurous trip will no doubt be a tick on the travel bucket list.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Kathmandu, Nepal 1

Explore Kathmandu

Visit the ancient temple complex of Boudnanth – one of the largest stupas in Asia.

Lukla airport, Nepal 2

Everest Breakfast

Spend time with an Everest Summiteer and take a flight around the Khumbu Valley.

Sherpa in Nepal 3

Sherpa's of Lukla

Visit the Sherpa community and their prized yaks at Chauri Karkar.

Old Statues, Bhaktapur Square, Kathmandu, Nepal 4


Visit Bhaktapur, home of medieval art and architecture, also known as the ’City of Devotees’.

Why we like it

Spend time in Lukla to experience the varied and fascinating landscapes where the Sherpa people make their homes in these mystical towns and cities that this remarkable country has to offer. The highlight of this holiday is the heli flight around Khumbu Valley with Everest as a backdrop to a champagne breakfast. We ensure you are accompanied by the very best guides and the most stringent safety arrangements.


Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1-2


  • Day 3

    Kathmandu - Lukla

  • Day 4

    Lukla - Kathmandu

  • Day 5-6


Day 1-2


Buddha Wisdom Eyes, Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal – a heady and extravagant tangle of contrasts.

Day 3

Kathmandu - Lukla

Lukla airport, Nepal

Walk around the town of Lukla with its array of colourful shops and tea houses. In the evening, your guide will regale you with tales of Everest expeditions.

Day 4

Lukla - Kathmandu

Day 5-6


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Going to Everest, Nepal

Everest Summiteer

Spend time with an Everest summiteer. Your private guide accompanying you along the way will be someone who has climbed Everest and has an intimate knowledge of mountaineering. They will be able to share their experiences of scaling the world’s tallest peak.

Helicopter, Mountains, Nepal
Khumbu Valley, Nepal

Explore the Khumbu Valley

Fly by helicopter up close and personal to the Khumbu valley. Passing over Tengboche monastery, over Amadablan base camp, over Everest base camp and crossing Cho La Pass, situated at an altitude of 5595 metres. Then pass over the famed and sacred Gokyo Lake before landing at Kongde, at 4250 metres. Enjoy a champagne breakfast on the ground before the helicopter returns to Lukla.

Sherpa in Nepal

Meet the Sherpa Community

Lukla has grown rapidly with the introduction of the airstrip and is now accessible. Lukla is now home to colourful shops and traditional tea houses. The Sherpa Community at Chauri Karkar is a short walk from Lukla. Here you can meet sherpa farmers and herders including their prized yaks. Many of the elder sherpas have seen tourism change life at the foot of the world’s tallest mountain. Find time to chat.

Bhaktapur, Nepal
Bhaktapur, Nepal


Bhaktapur, also known as the ’City of Devotees’ is the home of medieval art and architecture. One of three Royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley and considered a cultural gem, it is rich in fascinating history. Tread the 17th century cobbled pavements and marvel at the cultural life, watch artisans weave cloth and chisel timber.


Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

Dwarika’s Hotel £££££

  • Nepal
  • City

Dwarika’s Hotel is a museum-like complex showcasing a wide range of traditional Nepali art. All of its 71 rooms display original works of art – they have four-poster beds and deluxe bathrooms with sunken baths. There is also a presidential suite and two further standard suites. Room service offers light refreshments and the hotel has two restaurants, a bar, a library, and a meeting room. Massages are also available. The hotel is close to the national heritage sites of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. It is in the heart of a busy and colourful street with people and farm animals constantly passing by.

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Yak & Yeti Hotel £££££

  • Nepal
  • City

Housed in a heritage building in central Kathmandu, the beautiful Yak & Yeti Hotel is steeped in history. Originally the home of the country’s first hotelier, Russian émigré Boris Lisanevich, this elegant hotel incorporates parts of a historic Rana-dynasty palace. Two more recent wings house the 270 classically-styled rooms, with many of these offering views over the carefully landscaped gardens. Among the dining facilities, the Chimney Restaurant is the Yak & Yeti’s most famous eatery.

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Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge £££££

  • Nepal

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge has a gorgeous location, on a hilltop ridge more than 1000 feet above the Pokhara Valley. The infinity pool has a surreal view of the Annapurna and Machapuchare range. Rooms are spacious and arranged around the hilltop in individual hand-cut stone bungalows. Each has its own garden, private veranda, and adjoining bathroom. A well-kept vegetable garden provides some excellent food, served at mealtimes by excellent well-trained staff.

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A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

This Itinerary
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When to travel

With two distinct seasons, dry and wet, Nepal is at its best from October through to December. This is when the monsoon, which runs from June to September, come to an end and the dry season begins, leaving the countryside green, lush and bursting with life. Mountain views are clear and crisp across the Himalayans.

Visitors going to Nepal in January and February should expect freezing temperatures in the evening but with this brings fewer crowds arguably making it a perfect time to discover the country. March, April and May see the temperatures begin to climb and the humidity reaching its climax before the monsoon rains arrive. The springtime is warmer but cloud build-up over the Himalayan peaks occurs.

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