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Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

  Everest Region Trek , Nepal

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Duration

9 Days

Tour-Type

Trekking/Hiking

Group size

2+

Accommodation

Hotel/guest house

Meal

Breakfast Lunch , Dinner

Max.Altitude

5360m

Best Season

Sep-Oct/Mar-May

Departure From

Kathmandu

Hightlight

  • Scenic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and Gorakshep to Kathmandu
  • Flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Everest View Hotel for stunning view of Mt. Everest and other peaks
  • Tengboche Monastery, Pangboche Monastery and the monastery of Namche
  • The Sherpa Museum and the Hall of Fame
  • 360-degree panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Island Peak and Lobuje Peak
  • Base camp of the world’ highest peak
  • Aerial view of Everest region while helicopter return

Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is a wonderful trip to the lap of the world's highest peak. This trip begins after a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport, also known as the Tenzing Hillary Airport. 

EBC Trek with Heli Return moves along the traditional Everest Base Camp Trek Route. You will enjoy the Great Himalayas like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori, and many more. 

The journey moves along the Sherpa Villages beginning from Lukla to Kalapatthar across Gorakshep. These villages reflect a true flavor of the Tibetan Buddhist culture, tradition, lifestyle, and shrines. 

Biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site makes your Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return more memorable. 

You cannot see the Everest Summit from Everest Base Camp (5,364m) because the soaring peaks hide it behind. However, you will have the closest views of the snowcapped peaks of the Everest Region from Kalapatthar.

You have a few options while trekking to Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return. You can fly back to the Kathmandu Airport after refueling at the Lukla Airport. 

Or, you can begin Everest Helicopter Tour Return from Periche, Dingboche, Tengboche, Namche Bazar, and other stopovers as well.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Key Information

To make your Everest Dream come true, you have a couple of choices. You can do Everest Base Camp Trek in about two weeks. Next, you can do Everest Helicopter Tour with landing and EBC Heli Tour without landing as well. Alternatively, you can also combine Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter ride over Everest.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return offers you a mixed experience of trekking and flight over Everest Region.  You begin this trip by flying to Lukla from the Kathmandu Airport and then trekking up to EBC (5,364m).

After relishing the closest view of the Giant Mountains from Kalapatthar (5,555m), you can fly back to Kathmandu from there.  Otherwise, you trek down up to Gorakshep and experience a helicopter ride to the Kathmandu Airport.

You can use a Helicopter ride shared in a group to return in about one hour to Kathmandu. Or else, you can also do a single chopper to return after Everest Base Camp Trek.

Why Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

Following the regular EBC Trek route, you move along the Sagarmatha National Park. The park is one of the ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Nepal. Many alpine birds and animals play hide and seek with you in the fir, birch, juniper, and rhododendron forest.

The Khumbu Region is the largest Sherpa settlement area of Nepal. You will have some good memories of the Sherpa culture and tradition in the stopovers. If you make Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return between October and November, you will observe Mani Rimdu Festival.

To observe Dumje Festival, we recommend you to book this trek in Nepal,in the last week of May or the first week of June. Both the festivals are celebrated in the monasteries such as Tengboche Monastery, Panboche, Monastery, Khumjung Monastery, etc.

For the ones having limited time in Nepal but want to fulfill their Everest Dream, we recommend EBC Trek with Heli Return.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Difficulties

As you return by a helicopter, you needn’t worry about the EBC Trek with Helicopter Return difficulties in return journey.

While going upwards, geographical variation can be a difficulty as the elevation rises gradually higher than 2,860m. To avoid this challenge, there is at least an acclimatization day in Namche Bazar.

Sometimes, you may get altitude sickness during the ascent. A local tour operator provides you with a highly professional trekking guide. He/She has a complete knowledge about the weather condition, the first aid box, and methods to beat this difficulty.

Weather is one of the most usual difficulties of Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return. You cannot predict the weather condition, so you’d better keep 2/3 days extra if the weather condition is not supportive.

The Major Attractions of Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Return

 

Everest base camp trek with Helicopter Return

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is full of natural and cultural wonders. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla gives you the aerial view of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu (8,163 m), Rolwaling Valley and the Everest region as well. Walking along the rugged trails through Sagarmatha National Park, you see some animals and birds.

Namche Bazaar is one of the major attractions of this trip to the Himalayas. Namche Bazaar is the main trading hub of the entire Khumbu region. Although it is located in the Himalayan region, you can find all the modern amenities. Banks, cafés, restaurants, ATM booths, and good quality hotels are available.

You can visit Everest View Hotel nearby Namche which is call Everest View Trek as well. It is a five-star hotel located in this region. It is one of the highest placed hotels in the world. While having breakfast and lunch here, you can have the picturesque view of Mt. Everest and other peaks. The trekkers to Everest region must not miss this hotel for wonderful view of the Himalayas.

Other beauties of Namche Bazaar are the Sherpa Museum and a local monastery. To collect all the information about the typical lifestyle, culture and tradition of the Himalayan tribe, the Sherpa Museum is really helpful. The Hall of Fame of the museum is the gallery of the photographs of the 1953 Everest Expedition. You can see the photos of Tenzing and Hillary in this gallery.

Tengboche Monastery is the largest monastery of this region. If you plan your Nepal visit in between October and November, you can observe Mani Rimdu Festival here. It is the most colorful festival of the Sherpa's, the inhabitants of the Himalayas. It is celebrated for 19 days in the premises of Tengboche Monastery to mark the honor of Guru Rimpoche.

Similarly, you can visit the Pangboche Monastery located in Pangboche Village. It is the oldest monastery of this region. You can meet the monks and the Guru here. To know more about this shrine, you can talk to the friendly people of this village. The typical Sherpa cuisines served at the hotels in this region are also worth of tasting.

Everest base camp trek with Helicopter Return

How to Book Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

To book Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return, directly click “Book Now” on the right side of this package. For payment as well, our site is user-friendly with online payment system.

 

Itinerary

Upon your arrival time, a representative from Nepal Trekking Routes will reach Kathmandu International Airport [TIA] to welcome and receive you. You will then be escorted to your hotel where you can refresh and relax. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Wake up early today to catch a mountain flight to Lukla, the gateway to Mt. Everest. Unload your rucksacks and star trekking towards Phakding. Enroute you will pass through pine and oak forests with occasional chirping sound of birds. Overnight in Phakding.

Have a warm breakfast and take in the crispy air. The trail leaving Phakding parallels the Dudkhosi River alongside the forested hills. Crossing of the suspension bridge over the confluence of Bhotekoshi and Dudhkoshi allows for a first glimpse of Everest and other peaks. The last segment is fairly uphill trek till you reach Namche Bazar.  Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Today is an acclimatization day. You will spend exploring and learning about the sights and sounds of Namche Bazaar. Or alternatively you can hike up to Everest View Hotel, one of world’s highest hotels to capture an amazing panorama of Mahalangur Himalayan ranges including Everest, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Choaltse and so forth. Afterwards return to Namche and spend evening in cozy Namche cafes or pubs. Overnight in Namche.

As the dawn breaks, you carry rucksack and march down the trail ahead. The section between Namche and Tengboche is fairly easy as you walk into serene forests of oaks, pines and magnolia.  Tengboche Monastery is one of the most sacred Himalayan monastery built by the Sherpa community some 300 years ago. The monastery is in a vantage position affording a stunning view of Mt. Ama Dablam. Overnight in Tengboche.

The trail from Tengboches first goes downhill pass the quite forests. As you continue to walk further, the vegetation changes as trees give way to shrubs and rocky landscape with occasional walled houses. Overnight in Dingboche.

Today is another day allocated for acclimatization. Follow your trekking guide on a short hike to nearby Pangboche valley. You will have plenty of time to observe local Sherpa culture or enjoy yaks plying on the fields. Overnight in Dingboche.

The trail from Dingboche to Lobuche is straight forward along open lands crossed by fresh streams. You will enjoy beautiful Himalayan views of Everest, Lhotse and Thamserku along this section of trail as well as pay tribute to memorials erected in the name of trekkers and mountaineers who have lost their lives in Everest region. Overnight in Lobuche.

This is most probably the best section of trekking on this trip. The trail is a bit rocky and challenging as you walk parallele to Khumbu glaciers on your right. The final section involves negotiating your way through big rocks and boulders. Gorakshep is the last village before Everest base camp. Overnight in Gorakshep.

Before taking helicopter flight back you are heading toward the Kalapathar for best sunrise view then back to Gorekshep.  Today is the day of return to Kathmandu by helicopter from Gorekshep. It’s an  amazing Helicopter flight back to Kathmandu. During helicopter return heli will land in Lukla for fuel and again flight to Kathmandu

Depending on the time of your departure, our representative will accompany you to Tribhuvan International Airport

Inclusion/Exclusion

  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: 3 nights, twin sharing basis in BB plan
  • Kathmandu World Heritage sightseeing tour guide and transport
  • All necessary trekking permits and documentation.
  • Domestic flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and return to Kathmandu
  • Trekking Guide: English-speaking, helpful and professional
  • Trekking Porter (One porter for 2 members)
  • Meals: (11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners)
  • 8 Night twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodations during trekking
  • Achievement certificate provided by your travel company in Kathmandu
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by the Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available
  • All government taxes and service charges.
  • Personal expenses
  • Heritage entry fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu and other
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, extra accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu other than mentioned in Itinerary

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Daniel F
USA
146 days ago

We recently did EBC trek with Helicopter return. The Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is one of the most popular and memorable trekking trips in the world. The trek takes you to the foot of the world‘s highest mountain and provides breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The experience is enhanced by the majestic views of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. The trek is a great way to explore the culture and traditions of the local Sherpa people. The trek to the base camp starts from Lukla and goes through Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep and finally to the base camp. The trek is quite challenging, however the experienced trekking guides, porters and cooks make the journey less difficult. The helicopter return from the base camp is one of the highlights of this trek. Flying over the majestic mountains and valleys is an experience of a lifetime. The return flight provides beautiful views of the Himalayan peaks and the Khumbu glacier. Overall, the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is an amazing experience. The majestic views, the local culture, the friendly people, and the amazing aerial views make this trek one of the best trekking experiences in the world. Nepal Trekking Routes and Team makes our dream comes true. Many many thanks and highly recommendation this trek those who have short period of the time. 

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Adam L
USA
111 days ago

The Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return with Nepal Trekking Routes is an amazing journey that provides an opportunity to witness the breathtaking mountain views, the culture and traditions of the Sherpa people, and the natural beauty of the Himalaya. The trek begins with a flight to Lukla and then a gradual walk up the Dudh Kosi valley. It follows the path that climbers take to reach Everest Base Camp. Along the way, you will pass through stunning forests, lush meadows, and cascading waterfalls. You will also experience the unique culture of the Sherpa people and visit several monasteries and villages. The journey culminates at Kala Patthar, the highest point of the trek, which offers stunning views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks. The return journey is by helicopter, which provides an incredible birdseye view of the majestic Himalayan range. The whole experience is truly aweinspiring and will stay with you for many years to come. The Nepal Trekking Routes team is professional and experienced, and they offer excellent service throughout the trek. They take care of all the details so you can focus on the experience and enjoy the journey. Their friendly staff will take you through

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Anthony J
Germany
305 days ago

My friend and I recently completed the Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return with Nepal Trekking Routes and our guide Raj. We had an amazing experience! Raj was very knowledgeable about the area and was able to give us a lot of information about the culture and the local people. He was also very accommodating with any requests we had. The trek was well organized and the helicopter return was a great way to end the adventure. We would highly recommend Nepal Trekking Routes and Raj as a guide.

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John Smith
USA
804 days ago

My recent Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek with Nepal Trekking Routes was an absolute dream come true! My guide, Raj, was knowledgeable and passionate about the area, and made sure we had a safe and enjoyable trek. The views were absolutely breathtaking and the way Raj was able to point out all the details of the trek was amazing. I cant thank him enough for all of his help and guidance throughout the trek. I highly recommend anyone who is considering a trek in Nepal to use Nepal Trekking Routes!

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