- Trip GradeModerate
- Trip StyleTrekking
- MealsBreakfast in cities & full board meals in trek
- Accommodation2 star hotel in cities & tea house / Lodge on trek
- Group Size04 -16
- Max Altitude5555 M
- Single Supplement2850
About Everest Base Camp trek with Helicopter return
Trekking the majestic Everest Base Camp is an avid trekker's dream. If you are seeking a trekking package that combines the raw adventure of high altitude trek with luxurious travel then the Everest Base Camp trek with Helicopter return is perfect for you.
This trekking package blends the surreal trekking adventure with a luxury helicopter ride over the pristine Himalayas. The Himalayan region is one of the most sought after trekking destinations in the world. The Everest Base Camp trek is of moderate difficulty and blends luxury with adventure.
You will trek the beautiful foothills of the Himalayas passing through the settlements of Phakding, Namche, Lobuche to arrive at the base camp of Mt Everest. You will trek the region for 9 days and fly back by helicopter on your return trip. The scenic helicopter ride is a great opportunity to observe the highest mountains in the world from the sky.
The altitude level, the up and down trails, and the risk of altitude sickness made the trek challenging. You will have experienced guides assisting you in every step of the trek to make the trek pleasant and comfortable. If you want to climb Everest Base Camp on an adventurous trek along with the perks of a luxury holiday, then this trek is ideal for you.
Come and trek the foothills of the majestic Mt Everest with ease. We are offering this Everest Base Camp trek helicopter return package at a reasonable cost. Read further for detailed information, itinéraires, and other information regarding the trek.
Significant Highlights of the Trek
Incredible Helicopter shuttle ride overlooking the snow-capped mountains
Visiting the "Everest view hotel," the highest placed hotel in the world
Panoramic sunrise from the Kala Patthar overlooking the entire Everest region
Passing through the Khumbu ice glacier and icefall
Walking through the beautiful Sagarmatha national park
Exploring the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the sherpa community
Exploring the heritage of the sherpa community in the sherpa museum
Incredible hospitality of the Nepalese people
The Best Time for the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return
Spring season (March-May)
The spring months of March-May is the best time for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter return trek. The months provide trekkers with a great view of the snow-capped mountains all along the trail with clear blue skies.
The spring months are when the rhododendron flower blooms all over the hills along the trail. The temperatures are moderate, making for a pleasant trekking experience. The pre-monsoon period also means that there are no heavy rainfalls during the trek and no clouds covering up the sky.
Autumn (September to December)
The autumn months of September to December is also considered an excellent time for trekking in the Everest Base Camp region. The post-monsoon period means that the clouds will be long gone and you can trek in the region without any hassle.
The temperatures are warmer at the lower elevations and cooler at high elevations. There are many festivals like Dashain, Tihar, and Holi that fall in the autumn season you can experience the vibrant culture of the local people along with the adventurous trek.
How Difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?
Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return is moderately difficulty. The trek moves along the altitude of 4000m and above at all times. Everest region is of the highest region in the world, and the rocky foothills of the mountain move up and down quite a bit.
The oxygen levels and air pressure decrease significantly, making it difficult to breathe. The risk of altitude sickness also increases with the rise in elevation level and dip in oxygen levels along the trek. Hence, the Everest Base Camp trek return back by helicopter is of moderate difficulty.
The Trekking Route
An adventurous flight takes you to Lukla from Kathmandu. After landing in Lukla airport, your trekking journey commences. Our trail passes through the lush alpine forests and small settlements of Jorsale and Monjo to arrive at Namche Bazaar.
The trekkers need to go through acclimatization at Namche. You will get a chance to rest, and your body will adapt to the high elevations of the Himalayan settlements. The trail leads us to the villages of Tengboche and Dingboche, passing through the Sherpa settlements and experience the Buddhist heritage and Tibetan lifestyle.
Dingboche is where we acclimatize for the second time. We pass through the village of Lobuche from where er make a final ascent to arrive at the surreal atmosphere of the Everest Base Camp. We also pass through the highest point of the trek Kala Patthar at 5555m and return to Gorak Shep.
The scenic helicopter ride takes us to Lukla and Kathmandu overlooking the entire Everest region and the trekking trails. The Heli shuttle ride is a once in a lifetime experience, and the pristine white snow-capped mountains look enthralling from the top.
- Day 1:Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding
- Day 2:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445 m)
- Day 3:Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3445 m)
- Day 4:Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860 m)
- Day 5:Trek to Dingboche (4360 m)
- Day 6:Acclimatization in Dingboche (4360m)
- Day 7:Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
- Day 8:Trek to Gorakshep (5160 m) and Hike to Everest Base Camp (5400 m), back to Gorak Shep.
- Day 9:Early Morning Hike to Kalapathar (5545m) Fly to Lukla with Helicopter Return to Kathmandu by plane .
- Tourists class transportation to and from the airport and hotel.
- Flights tickets Kathmandu – Lukla .
- Fly back to Kathmandu from Gorekshep by Helicopter.
- 2 Nights standards Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Trekking lodge /Teahouse accommodations during the trek.
- 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
- Seasonal fruits.
- Trekking route map.
- Government Licensed Holder trekking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Flight and insurance.
- Porter during the Trekking (1 Potter for 2 trekkers) with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, and insurance.
- All necessary paperwork, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) including local Tax, Government tax & official expenses.
- Sleeping bag & Duffel Bag (if you do not have your own, to be returned after trip completion).
- Supporter guide group size above 8+ people.
- The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
- Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
- Farewell Dinner & Trekking Achievement Certificate.
- Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu city.
- Excess baggage more than 10 kg for Lukla flight.
- Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from the mountain.
- Nepal visa fee (You can apply for Online or you can easily issue the visa on arrival at International Airport Kathmandu.
- Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
- International airfare.
- Your personal expenses.
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks & all desserts sweet things.
- Hot shower and battery charging in trekking Mountains.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
- Tips for the guide, porter and driver