Breakfast Lunch , Dinner
- 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
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 flavour 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:
|Accomodation||- 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and lodges during EBC Trek with Helicopter Return|
|Food||- Continental, Chinese, Indian, typical Nepali cuisines including Daal Bhaat|
|Trip Type||- Flight + Trekking|
|Permits||- TIMS, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, & Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit|
|Duration||- 9 Days|
|Min./Max. Altitude||- Lukla (2,860m)/Kalapatthar (5,555m)|
|Best Seasons||- Spring (March, April, & May) & Autumn (September, October, & November)|
|Trip Grade||- Moderate to Adventurous|
|Trip Cost||- USD 2,295|
The Major Attractions of Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli 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.
Outline Itinerary for EBC Trek with Helicopter Return:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft),
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing,
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,860m/9,383ft) and Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft) -4 Hours,
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/10,958ft) -6 Hours,
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m/12,664ft) -5 Hours,
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14,469ft) – 5 Hours,
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft) -5 Hours,
Day 08: Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) and Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,864ft) – 8 Hours &
Day 09: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,209ft) and Fly Back to Kathmandu via Lukla – 3 Hours + 25 Minutes + 30 Minutes) = 4 Hours
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.
Depending on the time of your departure, our representative will accompany you to Tribhuvan International Airport
- Airport pick-up and drop off service,
- Trekking Guide and Trekking porter (Two participant 1 porter, Porter carry 25 Kg)
- Flight fare for Kathmandu-Lukla
- Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, accommodation during the trekking
- Three star Level or equal level hotel in Kathmandu (BB) plan (Two night only )
- Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks (if required)
- Trekking permit of National park,
- TIMS(Trekking Information Management System )
- Insurance and equipment for the trekking staffs
- First aid kit
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program in typical Traditional Nepali restaurant
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company.
- 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