Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

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Facts About Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Grade

Moderate

Max Size

1-15

Altitude

5554m

Transportation

Private Car, Helicopter Flight

Accomodation

Lodge during trek

Major Activity

Trekking and tour

Himalayan Sights

Everest range

Starts/Ends

Kathamandu - Kathmandu

Duration:

7 Days

Trip Overview

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

  • Scenic Overfly by helicopter, avoiding the monotony of the trekking routes.
  • Cross lush forests, alpine meadows, picturesque farmland, sherpa settlements, a high suspension bridge, and pastureland.
  • Witness Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery
  • Enjoy the spectacular mountain view of Mount Everest and other peaks.
  • Trek up to the base camp of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, and climb Kalapatthar.
  • Explore glaciers, monasteries, and much more.
  • Experience the unique culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is a specially designed  trekking package so as to save time and add different taste in your Himalayan trekking adventure which offers Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return from Gorakshep. This Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is short time trekking in compare to normal trekking package which saves the returning time of the trekking route.

Trekking through the entire route of Everest Base Camp and returning the same route is boring and time consuming. Walking the same route twice is not much fun. So our Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is the best option for different experience of overfly by helicopter and escaping the repeating part of the trekking routes.This Everest Base Camp with Helicopter return package also follows the same trekking route of two weeks long EBC trekking till Kalapathar and after completing the highest access, the trek converts into helicopter ride. You can enjoy the beautiful views of Himalayas, enjoy local culture.

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return journey back begins with an exciting flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. The trek passes through the Dudh Kosi valley to reach the village of Namche, a hub of the Everest region. En route, the trekking trail passes through magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia, and giant firs. While ascending from Namche to Tyangboche Monastery, the view of massive mountains is spectacular. As you hike further, the scenery is breathtaking. We will then descend, passing through Imja Khola, Pang Boche Village, and Pheriche to reach Khumbu Glacier. After that, you will hike up to Gorak Shep, which offers some spectacular views of the Ama Dablam, Taweche, and other peaks. The views of the Himalayan giants from Kalapatthar are breathtaking and will catch anyone's attention.

This Everest Base Camp trek with Helicopter return flight is suites best for family and group of friends who have less than two week for the adventure trek to Everest base camp.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Itinerary

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Day 1 : Take a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding (2650)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2650

We'll start our journey with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek to Phakding at an altitude of 2650 meters. The flight offers mesmerizing views of the Himalayas and landscapes, while the trek offers stunning views of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru mountains. The trail also takes us through small villages and suspension bridges, adding to the trek's charm. We'll settle into our accommodations in Phakding, take some time to relax, and explore the village. We'll spend the night in preparation for the next day's journey.

Day 2 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

After a hearty breakfast, we will begin our trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. The trail leads us alongside the sparkling Dudh Koshi River, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and natural beauty. As we make our way towards Namche Bazaar, we'll pass through lush forests of rhododendron and magnolia trees, and charming villages inhabited by the Sherpa people.

The ascent can be challenging, but the stunning scenery and the warm hospitality of the local people will keep us motivated. After several hours of trekking, we'll reach Namche Bazaar, the bustling trading hub and the gateway to the Himalayas. We'll spend the night in Namche Bazaar, soaking up the lively atmosphere and resting in preparation for the next leg of our adventure.

Overnight at mountain Lodge

Day 3 : Trek from Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3800m)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3800

After breakfast, we'll embark on a uphill climb towards our destination of Tengboche/Debuche. The trek takes us through enchanting rhododendron forests, serene pine trees, and gushing mountain rivers. Along the way, we'll be treated to spectacular views of the panoramic Mt. Everest and other majestic peaks, including Mt. Amadablam, Pumori, Nuptse, and Lhotse.

Tengboche is a popular destination for trekkers and Buddhist pilgrims alike, owing to its rich history and culture. The Tengboche Monastery, built by Tibetan Lamas, is one of the oldest and most revered monasteries in the region. Here, we can immerse ourselves in the culture and traditions of the Sherpa people, and gain a deeper understanding of their way of life.

In addition to its cultural significance, Tengboche also boasts breathtaking natural beauty, making it a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to the region.

Overnight at Lodge

Day 4 : Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4360

Today's trek from Tengboche Monastery to Dingboche is a challenging journey that requires a certain level of fitness and experience. The trail is long and demanding, but those who are well-prepared and in good shape should find it manageable.

The trek takes around 5-6 hours to complete and leads us through a picturesque mountain valley, dense pine forests, and gushing mountain rivers. Along the way, we'll be treated to breathtaking views of the Everest region and the mighty Mt. Everest itself.

Despite the physical demands of the trek, the scenic views and natural beauty make it a truly unforgettable experience. With every step, we'll be immersed in the stunning landscape of the region, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Overnight at mountain Lodge

Day 5 : Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4930

As we trek towards Lobuche, we'll encounter a mix of uphill and downhill terrain. Along the way, we'll come across numerous Mani stones and prayer flags, each one bearing the name of a fallen trekker, Sherpa, or climber.

These poignant reminders serve as a testament to the dangers and challenges of the trek, and pay tribute to those who have lost their lives in pursuit of adventure.

Despite the somber undertones, the trail also offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan giants, including the majestic Everest, and the surrounding mountain valleys. Each step takes us closer to the awe-inspiring panorama, creating a sense of wonder and awe that is truly unforgettable.

Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 6 : Trek to Gorak Shep (5288m) Excursion to Everest base camp (5545m)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5545

Today is the day when your dream of reaching Everest Base Camp will finally be realized. We'll start our trek after a hearty breakfast, making our way towards Gorakshep where we'll stop for a delicious lunch.

After refueling, we'll continue our journey towards the ultimate goal - Everest Base Camp. Once we arrive, we'll take the time to soak in the stunning scenery and revel in the sense of accomplishment that comes with reaching this incredible destination.

As the day draws to a close, we'll make our way back to Gorakshep, where we'll spend the night at the best available tea-house. Rest assured, this will be a day you'll remember for the rest of your life, filled with unforgettable moments and breathtaking views that will stay with you long after the trek is over.

Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 7 : Hike Kalapathar and fly back to Lukla by Helicopter then take normal fight to Kathmandu.
Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5545

In the early morning, we will embark on a hike to Kalapatthar, which offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Everest region, including the majestic Mt. Everest. The walk from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar takes about two hours, and once at the summit, we can witness the vibrant sunrise and 360-degree views of the snow-capped mountains.

From this viewpoint, we can see the face of Everest and the Khumbu icefield, as well as other peaks like Khumbase, Pumari, Cho-Oyu, and Ama Dablam. Afterward, we will trek back to Gorakshep for breakfast and then take a helicopter flight back to Lukla. From Lukla, we will take a normal flight back to Kathmandu, marking the end of our journey.

Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Day 8 : Final detarture
Food
Breakfast
Elevation
1350

We will drop you in airport 3hrd before your international flight back to home. Trip End

Cost Includes

  • All meals (B,L,D) on OPEN/CHOICE Menu whilst on the trek with tea & coffee.
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 3 nights with breakfast
  • All required permits for trek (TIMS Card and Everest National Park)
  • Accommodation at clean and cozy teahouses/lodges on trek
  • Internal flights (KTM-LUA)
  • Gorekshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight
  • Experienced local trek leader with 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio
  • Full support crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers
  • Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high altitude medicines and supplementary oxygen system
  • Satellite phone for emergency purpose and nominal charge for personal use
  • Duffel bag, Sleeping bag and Sleeping bag must be returned after completion of trek)
  • Staff insurances and allowances
  • Group welcome dinner at Typical Nepalese Restaurant
  • Trek completion certificate (Upon request)

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Soft drinks including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Porters available at an extra cost
  • WiFi internet and phone call unless its free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

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Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is a popular trekking route in Nepal where you trek to the base camp of Mount Everest and then return back to Kathmandu via helicopter. This trek combines the adventure of trekking to the base camp of the world's highest mountain with the convenience of returning by helicopter.

How long does the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return take?

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return usually takes around 12 days, including 9 days of trekking and one day for helicopter return from Gorak Shep, the last tea house on the trek.

What is the best time of year to do the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

The best time to do the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is from March to May and from September to November. During these months, the weather is clear and dry, and the views of the mountains are spectacular.

Do I need previous trekking experience to do the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

While previous trekking experience is helpful, it is not necessary for the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return. However, it is important to be physically fit and mentally prepared for the challenging trekking conditions and altitude.

What is the altitude on the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

The highest point on the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters (18,192 feet). The base camp of Mount Everest is at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet).

What kind of accommodation is available on the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

Accommodation on the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is in tea houses or lodges along the trekking route. These are basic but comfortable and provide meals and a place to sleep.

Do I need a special permit for the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

Yes, you will need a special permit called the Sagarmatha National Park Permit, which costs around USD 30 per person. You will also need a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card, which costs around USD 10 per person.

Is it safe to do the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

Yes, the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is generally considered safe. However, it is important to follow the advice of your guide and take necessary precautions to avoid altitude sickness and other potential hazards.

What should I pack for the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

Some of the essential items to pack for the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return include warm clothing, hiking boots, a sleeping bag, a day pack, a water bottle, sun protection, and personal medication if needed. A more detailed packing list will be provided by your tour operator.

Can I trek to the Everest Base Camp on my own, or do I need to go with a guide?

While it is possible to trek to the Everest Base Camp on your own, it is recommended to go with a guide or join a guided trekking tour for safety and convenience. The guide will be able to provide information about the trekking route, culture, and history of the region, as well as help you with any issues that may arise.

Additional Information

What is the duration of the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

The duration of the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return can vary depending on the tour operator and itinerary. Generally, the trek takes around 14 days to complete, with additional time for acclimatization and exploration. The helicopter return option usually takes 2-3 hours, depending on the weather conditions.

What kind of accommodations are available on the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

Accommodations on the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return are basic teahouses or lodges, with shared rooms and communal bathrooms. The rooms may have a bed, a blanket, and a pillow, but it is recommended to bring a sleeping bag for extra warmth. Some teahouses may have electricity, but it is not reliable and may be turned off during certain times of the day.

What is the best time to do the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

The best time to do the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is during the spring season (March to May) and the autumn season (September to November). These seasons offer clear skies, moderate temperatures, and less chance of rainfall. However, it is important to note that these seasons can also be busy with many other trekkers, so it is recommended to book well in advance.

Do I need to have any previous trekking experience to do the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

Previous trekking experience is not necessary, but it is recommended to have some level of fitness and endurance. It is also recommended to do some training beforehand, such as hiking or walking on hills or mountains. However, if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or health concerns, it is important to consult with a doctor before deciding to participate in the trek.

What kind of equipment do I need to bring for the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

The trekking equipment required for the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return includes a good quality trekking backpack, sturdy trekking shoes, warm clothes, waterproof and windproof jacket and pants, hat and gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle, a headlamp or flashlight, a first-aid kit, and a sleeping bag. It is also recommended to bring some snacks and energy bars for the trek.

Can I hire a porter or a guide for the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

Yes, hiring a porter or a guide for the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is recommended for safety and convenience. A porter can help carry your backpack and other equipment, while a guide can provide you with important information about the trekking route, culture, and traditions of the local people. It is recommended to book a porter or a guide through a reputable tour operator to ensure their safety and fair treatment.

Trip Reviews (3)

Fantastic Everest Helicopter Tour

We recently done the Everest helicopter tour organized by Hari Bhatta of Life Dream Adventure. Hari is a good communicator and was with us in every step of the way from initial planning to finish of the tour. We had some amazing views of Kala Patther and Mount Everest during our helicopter ride. The service was really satisfying. We highly recommend Life Dream Adventure Tours for organizing Mountain heli-tours. The team was professional and highly attentive to customers.

Valence Armani

18th May, 2022


Fascinating trip with a helicopter return from Kalapatthar

I have had completed my mission Everest base camp trek! I am pleased with the trekking and return helicopter service provided by the Life Dream Adventure. Since the start of our conversation; they are an accommodating, professional, and an experienced team, quickly solving issues, finding the best solution services during the tour (domestic flight was changed to a helicopter right to Lukla), and providing ongoing support (Quick WhatsApp response from Hari). The Life Dream Adventure team has a strong connection with Airlines and Helicopter Company so that they changed my flight easily to helicopter. Before start our trek we needed extra porter our guide Sabin quickly arranged at Lukla. We could relax and complete the trek with the guide and porter full services and support. (Also got extra blankets in guesthouse our guide ask to hotel for blankets every night)

This experience was defiantly one of the most enjoyable and very well guided trips. We highly recommended to Life Dream Adventure.

Yet Fung Choi (Malaysia)

12th Jan, 2023


Amazing experience

We had a wonderful experience with Hari and Life Dream. He was very organized and helpful in planning the trip. The city tour was fabulous and of course Everest base Camp Heli return trek was outstanding. We had a wonderful guide Sabin. What a great experience!!

Heather Johnston (Norway)

21st Dec, 2021


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