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:

11 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 : Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our company representive then transfer to Hotel.(1350m)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu, you are welcome by Life Dream Advnture's representative and you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program and preparation for trek. Welcome dinner

Day 2 : Kathmandu to Lukla (2840 m/9320) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2652

After breakfast, you'll be taken to the domestic airport for a scenic helicopter flight to Lukla, bypassing potential flight delays. Upon arrival, meet your porters and crew, and begin your trek through charming Sherpa villages and along the Dudh Koshi River to Phakding.

Day 3 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m / 11,286 ft.)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Today's trek takes you through beautiful Sherpa settlements and across suspension bridges, leading to the famous villages of Benkar and Monjo. After entering Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsalle, continue to Namche Bazaar, the vibrant heart of the Everest region.

Day 4 : Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar
Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Spend the day acclimatizing in Namche Bazaar. After breakfast, take a short hike to the Everest View Hotel for panoramic views of Ama Dablam and Everest. Return to Namche for the night, exploring the town or resting as needed.

Day 5 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Debuche (3,820 m / 12,533 ft.) via Tengboche (3,867 m / 12,687 ft.)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3860

Trek through lush forests and charming villages, stopping for lunch at Phunki Tanga. Continue uphill to Tengboche, home to the famous Tengboche Monastery. After exploring, descend to Debuche for the night.

Day 6 : Trek from Debuche to Dingboche (4,410 m / 14,470 ft.)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4360

Today's journey takes you through picturesque villages and past Mani walls and Chortens. Cross the Imja Khola and reach Dingboche, a beautiful village known as the gateway to Island Peak.

Day 7 : Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4940

Spend the day acclimatizing in Dingboche. After breakfast, hike to Nagarjun Peak for stunning views of Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, and Ama Dablam. Return to Dingboche for lunch and a relaxing afternoon.

Day 8 : Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930 m / 16,170 ft.)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Tea House
Elevation
5554

Continue your trek to the village of Dhugla, passing through the Khumbu Khola Valley. After lunch, ascend to Lobuche, surrounded by towering peaks and memorials to climbers.

Day 9 : Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m / 16,961 ft.) and Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m / 17,598 ft.)
Food
Breakfast,
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Begin your trek to Gorak Shep, then head to Everest Base Camp, taking in the breathtaking views of Everest, Nuptse, and Khumbu Glacier. Return to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 10 : Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545 m / 18,192 ft.) and Helicopter Flight Back to Kathmandu
Food
Breakfast

Rise early for a hike to Kala Patthar, offering 360-degree views of Everest and the surrounding peaks. Afterward, return to Gorak Shep for breakfast and take a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu, enjoying aerial views of the Himalayas.

Day 11 : Farewell and Departure
Food
Breakfast
Elevation
1335

After breakfast, our representative will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure flight, bringing your unforgettable Everest adventure to a close.

Cost Includes

  • All meals (B,L,D) during the trek on OPEN/CHOICE from Menu list with tea & coffee.
  • Twin sharing accommodation at 3 star category hotel for 2 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
  • 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 (4)

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


We had an incredible experience with the Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter Return! From the moment we arrived in Kathmandu, Hari ensured we were well taken care of, and Sajan, our tour guide, was absolutely fantastic. His attention to detail and consideration of our needs made the journey unforgettable. It truly was a trip of a lifetime. If you're considering hiking in the Himalayas, I enthusiastically endorse Life Dream Adventure. Massive thanks to the team for an unforgettable adventure!

Antonia Mesesan

29th Feb, 2024


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