Trip Facts

  • Duration:10 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max Altitude:5,545m
  • Min group sizeAny
  • Best TimeSpring, Autumn, Summer
  • Holiday typeTrekking

About Everest Base Camp Trek Return By Helicopter

Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return is a fantastic way to trek to the lap of Mt. Everest (8,849 m) and also enjoy the heavenly aerial panorama of the Himalayas. This trek is also called Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek because you stay overnight in the most lavish lodges of the Khumbu region during the trek and return to Kathmandu in a helicopter. You do not have to trek back on the same trail to Lukla (2,860 m) to end the journey. 

The famous 14 days Everest Base Camp trek is almost 130 km. However, on the Everest Base Camp trek with a helicopter return, you only walk 65 km, and the rest get covered by the helicopter flight. Therefore, this trek is an ideal alternative for trekkers who are looking for a short EBC trek. Moreover, the Everest base camp trek and flying back by helicopter is comparatively easier too, so we recommend this trek to beginner trekkers. 

Far away from the bustle of the modern city, you will embark on an adventurous venture following the foothills of the giant snowy mountains and dense forests of the Himalayas. Everest Base Camp Heli trek route goes through picturesque villages of the legendary Sherpas and passes by many ancient monasteries. The Everest Base Camp trek offers the perfect balance of adventure and cultural experience. 

Our favorite views of Mt. Everest (8,849 m) and other Himalayan mountains like Nuptse (7,861 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Thamserku (6,608 m), Pumori (7,161 m), etc during the Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return are seen from Everest View Hotel (3,962 m), Tengboche (3,860 m), and Kala Patthar (5,644 m). As we have tailor-designed the Everest Base Camp trek with a helicopter return itinerary, you do not have to worry about acclimatization. 

Witness the surreal beauty of the Khumbu region comfortably and lavishly Everest Base Camp Heli trekking. Get to experience a very special adventurous voyage and make friends with mountain people. No need to think twice. Get in touch with us to book the Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return 2022/2023.

Why go on the Everest Base Camp and helicopter return trek with Adventure White Mountain?

With us, Adventure White Mountain, you can trek privately or in a group. We ensure the 100% safety of our guests and work hard to provide a smooth journey in the Himalayas. We have the best friendly guides, so your journey will be more like trekking with a friend. Furthermore, our price and policy transparency, along with flexible refund practice & booking, makes it very easy for travelers to travel with us. 

Check out our best-selling Everest Base Camp helicopter tour too. For your information, we also organize other Heli treks and Heli tours in the Himalayas. If you have any particular requests, share them with our travel consultant. We'll make it come true.
 

Trip Highlights

  • Combine a helicopter tour with the EBC trek and make the journey even more adventurous
  • Witness breathtaking aerial mountain panorama at the end of the trek
  • Enjoy trekking through lush rhododendron forests and Sherpa villages
  • Cross thrilling bridges and waterfalls along the way to EBC
  • Spend time with locals and get to know them closely
  • Visit ancient Pangboche monastery, Tengboche monastery, etc
  • Walk on steep, glacial paths before reaching Everest Base Camp
  • Touch 5,644 meters - Kala Patthar to witness a glorious sunrise and 360-degree views of the Himalayan mountains
  • It's a tranquil trek with excellent sceneries and mountain views throughout the venture

Itinerary

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We would like to inform our valued clients that the time duration is depending on the trekker and their physical fitness.
B L D mean Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, our officer will pick you up from the airport and take you to the guest house. After reaching the guest house, there will be some orientation and preparation for trekking.

  • Accommodation Star Hotel
  • Altitude1345 Meter

Today we will have an early wake-up and catch a domestic flight towards Lukla. During the flight to Lukla, we will witness majestic views of the great Himalayas and hills. After reaching Lukla we will have a pleasing walk up to Phakding. It will take about 3 hours to reach Phakding. We will stay overnight at Phakding.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time30 Minute flight 3 Hours Trek
  • Altitude2610 Meter

Today we will be heading towards one of the beautiful towns of the Himalayan region. Early in the morning, we will start walking through Dudh Koshi River and crossing Hillary's suspension bridge. From that bridge, we will reach Chautara from where we closely peer the view of Everest. From that Chautara. We have to walk around 2 hours to reach Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a small and beautiful town where we can get every kind of facility like internet, shops, and markets. We stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude3440 Meter

Today we will have to acclimatize to the session at Namche Bazaar. It is very necessary to acclimatize our body and altitude whether we can continue our walk at high altitudes or not. Today we don’t only rest the whole day but for best acclimatization, we will hike up to Everest view hotel to witness the Khumbu peak and Mt. Everest as well. We stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time3 Hours
  • Altitude3440 Meter

From Namche Bazaar we will move ahead towards Tengboche. The trail is decently filled with forests of birch and colorful rhododendrons. We will also be able to witness the amazing view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam during the trek. We will also get a chance to visit Tengboche Monastery during the trek, which is the largest monastery in this region. Overnight stay at Tengboche.

    The trail from Tengboche is somehow similar to Tengboche. We will move ahead through the rhododendron forest enjoying the views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. During the trek towards Dingboche, we will witness the sizzling view of the Himalayas and Pangboche Monastery. Imja valley is the main gateway to Dingboche, after crossing this valley we will reach Dingboche to spend overnight.

    • Accommodation Tea House
    • MealsB L D
    • Time5 Hours
    • Altitude3867 Meter

    From Dingboche our next destination is Lobuche. Though the trail is a bit steep but this trail is also the most important one. During the trek, we will experience the Khumbu Glacier. Similarly, we will witness some mountain ranges like Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and Mahalangur. From the Khumbu glacier, the trail is simple and easy to reach Lobuche. Overnight stay at Lobuche.

    • Accommodation Tea Hose
    • MealsB L D
    • Time5 Hours
    • Altitude4410 Meter

    And finally, today is our most important day of trekking. We will achieve our lifetime experience by climbing to the base camp of Everest. Though it may take about 3-4 hours of walk to reach base camp we will spend some hours there to explore it. After reaching base camp we will witness the majestic view of Everest very closely. Not only highest peak we will witness Khumbu glacier with icefall as well. And base camp is the main point to begin the Everest expedition as well. For overnight, we will hike to Gorakshep. 

    • Accommodation Tea House
    • MealsB L D
    • Time6 Hours
    • Altitude5164 Meter

    Today before we fly back to Kathmandu, we will hike up to Kalapathar. Kalapathar is the point from which we can witness a 360-degree view of the highest peak- Mt. Everest. After that, we will return to Gorakshep and start our flight. From helicopter as well we will have stunning views of the Himalayan range including Mt. Everest. Our officer will take you to the guest house after your landing at Airport.

    • Accommodation Star Hotel
    • MealsBreakfast at Gorekshep
    • Time1 Hour Helicopter Flight
    • Altitude1345 Meter

    Today is the last day of your holiday in Nepal. According to your scheduled flight, our staff will drop you off at the Airport for your flight to your home.

    • MealsBreakfast

    Trip Map

    Everest Base Camp Trek Return By Helicopter map

    What's included

    Included

    Costs related to all airport and hotel transfers.
    Domestic flights to Lukla and airport departure taxes
    2 nights in a hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
    7 nights in local lodges/tea houses during the trek
    All accommodation and meals during the trek
    Experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
    All permits and necessary paper work (National park permit, TIMS )
    First aid kit.
    Flying back by Helicopter on group sharing/Private depending upon the deal 

    Excluded

    • Visa fee for Nepal (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photographs)
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Excess baggage charges
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from trekking than the scheduled itinerary)
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
    • Tips for guides and porters
    • All taxes, be it local or 13% government tax.

    FAQs

    The highest point you touch during the Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return is Kala Patthar, which is at 5,644 meters above sea level.

    The starting point of the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is Lukla (2,860 m), and the ending point is Kala Patthar (6,44 m). From Kala Patthar, we fly back to Kathmandu in a helicopter.
     

    The minimum walking hours of the EBC Heli trek is 5 to 6 hours. Some days can touch 7 hours too. 

    You need to get Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit and Sagarmatha National Permit for this trek. Both permit fees are included in our package cost and obtained in advance on your behalf.

    Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return 10 days is an easy to moderate trek. The trek has a fair share of ups & downs with a handful of rugged, steep sections too. What makes this trek easier than the usual EBC trek is the helicopter return from Kala Patthar, which makes the trek short as well. It's a perfect trek for novice trekkers.

    The chances of altitude sickness on this trek are low because of our precisely designed itinerary. We have ample rest days during the trek, and our trek guide also takes care of all the group members. If by chance, you get symptoms of altitude sickness, we'll give your first aid and take action as the symptoms progress. 

    The luggage limit for Lukla flight and helicopter ride is 10 kgs per pax for a duffel bag and 5 kgs daypack per pax.

    There is no age limit for the Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return. Anyone can join this venture unless in good health and can endure the remoteness of the region.

    You can withdraw cash in Kathmandu in one of the numerous ATMs around the city. In Namche Bazaar, there is the last ATM. You'll not find any ATMs above this place, so withdraw money here if you are not carrying enough surplus cash with you. 

    The chances of a trip are quite low in the peak season. The trip only gets delayed if the weather is not stable.

    Yes, you can customize the Everest Base Camp trek with a helicopter return. Contact our team members for further assistance. 
     

    Useful Information

    Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return difficulty

    Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return is an easy to moderate trek. Any healthy person with the determination to complete the trek can do this trek without any issues. No prior trekking experience or advanced physical fitness is required for this trek. Moreover, our Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return itinerary with ample rest days also keeps trekkers away from altitude sickness and makes the journey fantastic. 

    To prepare for the trek, all we recommend is some cardio activities like swimming, cycling, hiking, jogging, etc, to increase your stamina. One thing you have to be prepared for both mentally and physically is long walking. Every day, you have to walk for 5 to 6 hours.

    Mode of transportation during the trek

    The mode of transportation during the Everest Base Camp Heli trekking is the private car for airport pick up and drop as per the itinerary. Likewise, we take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and fly in a helicopter from Kala Patthar to Kathmandu.

    Electricity and Charging Facilities 

    You will see no issues with charging your electronic devices during the EBC Heli trek. All the lodges have charging stations, which let you charge your device in return for a few extra bucks. Likewise, for a comfortable journey carry extra batteries if you love recording everything or get a solar charger from an e-commerce site like Amazon. 

    Sim Card and WiFi

    During the Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return, you can use the internet almost everywhere. It may not be reliable and stable all the time, but you'll get it from time to time. The wifi service costs extra money and is not covered by the package cost, so carry spare money. We advise not to get obsessed with the internet and sharing the journey all the time rather enjoy and live in the moment. 

    Luggage

    A duffel bag and day pack is used during the trek. We request our guests to pack as light as possible and leave all unnecessary stuff in Kathmandu. You can store your additional luggage in the hotel's locker room. Pack all heavy clothing and necessities in the duffel bag, whereas your electronics, money, snacks, etc in the day pack. Duffel bag weight limit is 10 kgs for each trekker and day pack weight limit is 5 kgs per trekker. 

    Child policy

    Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return is a kid-friendly venture. We frequently see trekkers going on this trek with their kids without any issues. Our team will also make sure you and your child trek safely. If you are thinking of trekking to EB with your child, then get in touch with us and know more in detail about the precautions. 

    Tipping to crew members

    If you are trekking in a group, we highly recommend tipping in a group. That way, the per head amount gets low. It's not necessary, and you can tip as much as you want. Do not feel shy if our crew member approaches you for a trip because it's more like a tradition in Nepal. Our Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return package does not cover tipping, and it's up to travelers. 

    Personal expenses 

    During the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek, you may want to buy food and beverages out of offered meals. Extra snacks & drinks, wifi, hot shower, tips, and shopping are not included in our package cost. The travelers have to bear it by themselves, so we recommend to budget USD 12 to USD 15 for each to spend during the trek. Some other things like travel insurance and international flights are also not covered in the package cost.

    Insurance,Rescue,Evacuation

    Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return does not need travel insurance. For backup, you can get one that covers medical bills and other stuff like baggage loss, flight cancelation, etc. Nepal issues minimal to no travel insurance to foreign travelers, so we request you to take out travel insurance in your home country and send the details of the insurance to us. 

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