Everest Base Camp – Heli Return

  • 11 Days
  • Max Group Size : 10
  • Moderate - Difficult
  • 148500/$1915
  • Mar - Apr,Oct - Nov

Everest Base Camp Heli Return : Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return is a concise yet thrilling option for those with tight schedules or limited vacation days. This trek offers a correct  balance of adventure and value, ensuring your time and investment is well-spent.Trekkers trek to the Everest Base Camp to Lukla, navigating through captivating landscapes with the towering Himalayan peaks as a constant companion. The highlight isn’t just reaching the base camp and the unmatched aerial vistas during the helicopter ride back to Kathmandu. This bird’s-eye view showcases the vastness of the Himalayas, providing a unique perspective of their magnificence.

Helipad At Lukla Airport


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Price Includes

  • Two nights stay in Kathmandu with Breakfast (3 Star property) on twin sharing basis
  • Certified Trek Leader from India and licensed local Nepali guide
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fees and Khumbu Municipality Entrance fees
  • Internal flights, Ramechhap To Lukla and Lukla To Ramechhap
  • Medical kit
  • Accommodation in Tea Houses during the trek on twin sharing during the trek
  • Helicopter From Gorakshep to Lukla
  • Three meals a day during the trekking period
  • 1 porter between two trekkers (Personal baggage limit is 10kg)
  • Arrival/departure international airport transfer in a private vehicle
  • Two times tea or coffee in a day during the trekking days

Price Excludes

  • International Airfares
  • Any airport taxes and Visa expenses
  • Hot water during the trek
  • Any extra days stay in Kathmandu
  • Any type of Insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Porter and guide Tips
  • Anything apart from inclusions
  • Wifi and charging cost in Tea houses
  • Beverages, water bottles, snacks and other personal expenses of any kind
  • Taxi KTM to Ramchhap and back, if the flight is from Ramechhap Airport
  • Cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions etc.
  • 5% GST (Tax)
  • Any evacuation charges

What to Expect In Everest Base Camp Heli Return

  • Amazing Helicopter Ride to Lukla
  • Kalapatthar – majestic viewpoint
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Namche Bazaar-the Sherpa’s Capital
  • Traditional Sherpa villages, culture, traditions & hospitality

As we know Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular and most dreamed trekking packages for all adventure seekers in the world. Everest Base Camp lies in the northeastern part of the Khumbu region of Nepal. Trekking in the Everest region offers you a lifetime memorable moment where you will experience local Sherpa culture, and traditions as well as magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam, Island peak, Thamserku, and mighty of peaks.

Lukla flight form Kathmandu Airport


Everst Base Camp Heli Return Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu (1375m)

Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Meet our trek leader and other members. Kindly ensure that you arrive at Kathmandu before afternoon o so you can rest well before next day departure to Lukla and have enough time to do any last time preparations. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Drive to Ramechapp ,Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2650m)

We will start very early in the morning morning and we will be travelling from Kathmandu to Ramachep airport( Drive 4 hrs)for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m). After a thrilling 20 minute flight, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla.. Upon arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members, and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek from Lukla to Phakding

Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Today trail  takes us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch the wonderful glimpse Mt. Thamserku (6,618 m). We will cross the small villages of Benkar, Chumoa, and Monjo, we will reach the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. From Jorsale the trail climbs through the forests until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about two hours, we get the first view of Mt. Everest. We will take rest here to admire the view. We still need to hike about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and the main trading centre of this region.

Namche Bazaar is the capital of the Khumbu region. You will get the first Everest Viewpoint. You will be trekking through Sagarrmatha National Park. There are lots of shops in Namche Bazaar. One can buy souvenirs on the way back.

Day 4: Rest Day and acclimatize at Namche Bazaar

Today will be our first of the two days set aside for “acclimatization.”. We hike to Everest viewpoint and will come comeback to Namche Bazaar and it will take 3-4hrs .Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery, and a colourful market.

Day 5: Trek from Namche to Debuche (3790m)

Today we will trek to Debuche, enjoying a superb view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and a close-up view of Thamserku. The trail today is more or less smooth with few ascents and descents.. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Thenga, we gear up for a slightly tougher climb through the pine forests before we reach Tengboche.

One will start to feel the effects of altitude on this day. All the way to Thyangboce the beautiful scenery surrounds you. There is also a beautiful monastery which you can visit. You can see Everest/Lhotse massif and AmaDablam. 

Day 6: Trek from Debuche to Dingboche (4320m)

Today we will head to Dingboche and will cross the  Pangboche village. We pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. The place where we stop for lunch allows a fantastic close-up view of Mt Ama Dablam. In the afternoon, we walk north to Pheriche or take the eastward trail beneath the towering north face of Mt Ama Dablam. From here onwards, the walk is fairly moderate as we enter the Imja Valley. The valley gradually unfolds as we approach the confluence of the Lobuche River. We descend into the river and begin the last and steepest climb of the day up to Dingboche.

Day 7: Rest Day and Acclimatization at Dingboche

We spend our second day of acclimatization at Dingboche. A refreshing breakfast while admiring a looming Ama Dablam (6,856m) to the south is fantastic. To better appreciate Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Lhotse and numerous other peaks visible from Dingboche, we climb the ridge on the north behind the village. This will be an ideal acclimatizing trek. We can see three of the world’s six highest peaks, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, and Mt Cho Oyu. To the west, loom the towering peaks of Cholatse (6440 m) and Taboche (6542 m). As we look northwest, we see an array of peaks rising at the head of the Khumbu Khola valley.

Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4900m)

After breakfast, we pass through the valley and will have  lunch  at Thukla. After trekking for an hour, we reach the memorial of Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and Babu Chiri Sherpa (a Nepali mountain guide who summited Mount Everest ten times) who perished on an Everest expedition. We are now in the vicinity of Everest, but the great mountain remains elusive. Mt Nuptse towers to the right as the trail crosses the Khumbu Glacier. As we pass along a murmuring stream leaving the Khumbu Glacier behind, we now begin to feel a little out of breath due to high altitude. After crossing the Thukla pass will reach Lobuche in another 1.5hrs.

Day 9: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorak Shep (5140m)

The trail to Gorak Shep goes through the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Ahead on the trail we see the crest of the north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, Mt. Pumori. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us, including the top of the world – Mt. Everest. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once-vast Gorak Shep Lake.Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp we appreciate the Everest climbers who brave the difficult and dangerous route through the Khumbu icefall. Mountaineer’s tents stand out in bright colours against the monotony of grey surroundings (especially in the Spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. We will head back to Gorakshep for the night

Day 10: Trek to Kala Pathar (5500m) , Helicopter To Lukla and fly back from Lukla to Ramechhap . Drive to Kathmandu (4hrs)

Today we will be trekking early in the morning to Kala Pathar for the majestic view. After coming back to Gorakshep we will take helicopter to lukla and then we will fly to Ramechhap from Lukla. Drive back to Kathmandu from Ramcehhap ( Drive : 4hrs)

Day 11: End of the Package/ Depart from Kathmandu

Depart from Kathmandu.

EBC Trek Heli Return : Important Points

  • Weather plays a very big role in the running of this trek. Flights to Lukla are a fair-weather friend. A cloud covering a mountain ridge can shut down the entire airport! Hence, we suggest keeping a day or two in Kathmandu as a buffer for your return international flight. If in extreme case, you miss your international flight from Kathmandu or internal flights, we will render all assistance, but cannot be held liable for any extra cost incurred.
  •  Kindly ensure that you arrive at Kathmandu before afternoon on Day 1 so you can rest well before next day departure to Lukla.
  • The Lukla flights can either be from Kathmandu or Ramechhap. If the airport is changed to Ramechhap, which is around 130km from Kathmandu, we will have to leave very early in the morning.The taxi to Ramechhap will be distributed among all the pariticipants.
  • Fares for Internal flights (Kathmandu/Ramechhap – Lukla) and Permits are different for SAARC nationals and foreign nationals. Website price is for Indian Nationals. Final price for the trek for foreign nationals will vary.
  • Carrying baggage limit for Kathmandu/Ramechaap-Lukla flight sector is 10kg and the hand baggage limit is 5kg.
  • It is mandatory to get yourself a travel, risk and accident insurance.
  • Please note that there is a culture of tipping the guide and porters in Nepal and they expect it after the end of the trek.
  • At Tea houses, there will be mainly common Toilets on sharing basis and attach bathroom in some places, blankets are provided and running water is available. Majority of tea houses have cold showers, some provide hot water at an additional cost. Some tea houses have electricity where you can charge your appliances (mobile phones & cameras) at an additional cost.
  •  Please note that while we endeavor to assist all our clients in achieving their goals, there may be times your leader makes the decision to either delay or stop your ascent based on your medical conditions and AMS symptoms.

FAQ : EBC Trek Heli Return

Is the Everest base camp trek worth it?

One of the most popular treks in the world is trekking to Everest Base Camp, which offers the most exhilarating and memorable experience of all. You get to see the highest mountains of the mountains. And reaching the base of the Everest is one of the life time achievements.

How cold is it at Everest base camp?

As you land in Lukla so you will immediately feel the difference in the air temperature. Once you reach Dingboche the temperature will drop. And continue dropping the higher you go. During the winter, the temperature can go down to -20 Celsius at night.

When is the best time to visit Everest base camp?

There are two seasons for the Everest Base Camp. One is late Sep-Nov and another is Feb-May.

These are the main trekking months with fairly stable conditions, good visibility and temps at Base Camp getting up to about -6°C.

How hard is it to walk to Everest base camp?

The difficulty level of Everest base camp trek in moderate to Difficult. But it’s not a technical climb and if you’re fit enough, mentally and physically, you’re more than likely to be up to the challenge. This is a difficult trek at altitude and over at least 10 days.

How long should you train for the Everest base camp?

You should start your physical preparation at least 3 months ahead of your climb. If you do not have access to hills and mountains, then you need to focus more on the strength and conditioning for the trek to Everest Base Camp.

How long does the Everest base camp trek take?

The Everest Base Camp Trek is around 130KM round trip and it takes 12 days to complete the trek. Of those 12 days, it takes 8 days to get to Everest Base Camp and 4 days to get back. The 12 Days includes days for acclimatization also

Can you trek to Everest base camp on your own?

Unlike other treks in Nepal, you are allowed to trek to Everest Base Camp without a guide. Though, you can trek to Everest Base Camp alone, we recommend hiring local guides. Not only does this support a vital industry, but it also gives you the local insight to make the trip so much better and safe. And you don’t have to worry about booking the tea houses on the way

Is there WIFI at the Everest base camp?

Most of the tea houses on the trek have WIFI facility. But you have to pay for using the WIFI facility. The speed is not so good. It is good enough to send WhatsApp messages.

Is there cell service in Everest base camp trek?

You will get the cell coverage in Everest Base Camp Trek. The service will not be available in all the areas, you will get the network at different areas throughout the Everest Base Camp trek. NCell and Nepal Telecom works best in Everest region.

Can you see Everest from base camp?

You won’t see the Everest summit from the base camp .Some of the best viewpoints are Everest View Hotel, Kala Patthar.

Why does the itinerary have a buffer day?

Weather plays a very big role in the running of this trek. Flights to Lukla are a fair-weather friend. A cloud covering a mountain ridge can shut down the entire airport! Hence, we suggest keeping a buffer day.The buffer day can be handy in case the weather goes bad during the trek or the team needs an extra rest day.

Will there be water sources on the way? Will two litres of water be enough?

Bottled water can be purchased at most tea houses and shops along the route. Because of the altitude, it is recommended you drink in the region of 3-4 litres per day, although this can include tea and soup. We recommend using Lifestraw bottle. It will save you a lot of money because the higher you go the higher the prices for the bottled water.

Are there any electricity charging points on this trek?

Most the tea houses on the Everest base Camp trek have charging facility. But you have to pay to avail this facility.

Can I keep extra luggage at Kathmandu and collect it from there after the trek?

Yes, there is a facility to keep your extra luggage at Kathmandu. You keep it at the hotel where you will be staying.

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