Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return
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Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return (9 Days) is a unique and amazing way to explore the beauty of the Himalayan region. This trekking package with helicopter return is an ideal package for enthusiasts who want to explore the Mt. Everest (8,849 meters) region in a short span.

Although Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is a unique short expedition to explore the beauty of alluring mountain ranges that concludes at the foothills of Everest, it doesn’t miss out on any adventures compared to its longer variations. The route of the Everest Base Camp trek is approximately 65 km (40 miles), thus in the regular return trail trekkers cover approximately 130 km to get back to starting point. Thus, regular trekking in the Everest region lasts around 14 to 16 days.

However, in the Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return, you will be picked up directly from Gorakshep (5,160 meters), cutting off the expedition duration by almost half. It is a great way to explore the beauty of the Himalayas which significantly reduces the strains of one of the hardest trek in the world. Plus, the bird-eye view of the magnificent massifs, moving across high-altitude civilizations to the deep valleys and green hills from the helicopter on the return flight, is a perfect way to conclude the high Himalayan expedition.

Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return Highlights

  • Scenic flyover to the high-altitude Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla
  • Expedition in one the most popular trekking route in the world towards Mt. Everest
  • The base camp of the world’s tallest snow-capped wonder, Everest Base Camp (5,360 meters)
  • Unspoiled beauty of the Himalayan region, their immersive culture, and traditions
  • Namche Bazaar, one of the major Sherpa community settlements and the highest trade center in the world
  • World’s highest national park, Sagarmatha National Park which also been listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Tengboche Monastery, the world’s oldest and biggest Buddhist monastery
  • Spending quality time at the famous high-altitude villages like Tenngboche, Phakding, Dingboche, and Lubuche
  • Rewarding view of mountain ranges of the Himalayas like Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse, Island Peak including Mt. Everest, and many more
  • Exploration of the up-close magnificence of Mt. Everest, Everest Base Camp (5,360 meters), and Kalapatthar (5,545 meters)
  • Khumbu glaciers, the biggest and longest glaciers in Nepal
  • Hillary Museum, that highlights the Sherpa culture, traditions, arts, and architecture
  • Flight back straight from Gorekshep without the need of retracing steps back to the starting point
  • Flight over the massifs of the Himalayas and scenic views of the diverse landscapes, green hills, bustling valleys, soaring rivers, and streams on the way back home

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Itinerary

Day 1
Fly to Luka and Trek to Phakding (2,610 meters)
After an early morning breakfast and a short overview of the trekking itineraries and journey up ahead. You will transfer to the airport for the morning flight to Lukla (2,840 meters) which will last 35- 40 minutes. You are allowed to carry luggage with a weight limit of up to 15kg on the flight to Lukla. You will enjoy the picturesque view of the Kathmandu Valley moving close to the the magnificent mountain region.

At Lukla, you will meet all the members of the expedition team. If you need anything from gear to stock medicines, it will be the right time to shop for the necessities at Lukla. And, after organizing the team, the trekking to Phakding village will commence. It will be a short trek of around 3 hours and you will cover an approximate distance of 6.5 km.

Along the trail, you will witness the magnificence of the sacred mountain Khumbila (5,7514 meters) and also of Mt. Kusum Kangraru (6,367 meters) from Cheplung. Crossing the Dudh Koshi River, you will slowly maneuver in the easy trails stacked with stones passing several small settlements and crossing the suspension bridge towards Phakding. Phakding in the north valley of Lukla has several quality lodges and hotels, you will rest here tonight enjoying the hospitality of the gateway to Mt. Everest.
Day 2
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,445 meters)
This day in the Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return, will be one of the long days of the expedition. The trek will start after a healthy nutritious breakfast in Phakding, you will leave the beautiful civilization behind after crossing the Hillary suspension bridge, a steel suspension bridge above the DudhKoshi River.

You will trek along the BhoteKoshi River, the sister river of DudhKoshi enjoying the views of alluring mountain ranges like Mt. Konngde Ri (6,093 meters), Mt. Nupla (5,885 meters) Mt. Kusum Kangraru (6,367 meters), Mt. Thamserku (6808m) including several other peaks. As it is a long day walk, you will stop in one of the villages to enjoy a delicious lunch and continue onwards towards Namche.

After reaching Monjo, you will explore the Sagarmatha National Park which is at a short distance from the village, you will also need to verify your trekking permits here. Then, you will head along the trail toward the Namche Bazaar, also known as the ‘Sherpa Capital’. If the weather is clear, you will also be able to catch the first glimpse of the tallest snowy peak in the world, Mt Everest (8,849 meters).

Walking along the steep trail, uphill ascends, river gorge with rhododendron and pine forest at the banks, in the final ascend you will trek uphill facing trail facing view of the massifs like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Kongde Peaks. After completing about 4- 6 hours of trekking, you will reach Namche Bazaar, the bustling city at the lap of the Himalayas. You can enjoy your evening strolling around and exploring this high-altitude city and shop for necessities or souvenirs.
Day 3
Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar
Today, after a significant uphill from Phaking (2,610 meters), gaining more than 835 meters in altitude, it will be a rest day to adapt to the acclimatization process. But, it doesn’t mean you can’t do anything, embrace and explore the beautiful trading region that houses several monasteries, museums, coffee houses, or the ‘Saturday Market’ (Traders from the whole Khumbu region gather to sell their products) if you are lucky.

Further, can also go hike to the Syangboche viewpoint which rewards you with the panoramic view of the magnificent bazaar. The Everest View Hotel offers a magnificent view of Mt. Everest including several other peaks, the highest-altitude hotel in the world is another major highlight of the Namche Bazaar. Or, you can explore the culture, and traditions of the Sherpa villages in the region Khumjug (3,780 meters) and Khunde (3,860 meters).
Day 4
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860 meters)
Today, you will trek along one of the most beautiful segments of the expedition. You will trek toward Tengboche crossing the alpine meadow enticing with the beauty of lush green pine trees and rhododendron bushes. To top it all, the unobstructed view of the glorious Himalayan peaks like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and the tallest snow-capped wonder Mt. Everest among others will make you feel like you are passing through a god valley.

Descending and ascending along the DudhKoshi River, hit by the cool afternoon breeze and the scent of the beautiful pine and rhododendron forest, you will pass several Sherpa villages and monasteries that loom over the Tengboche settlement. You will trek across several small villages like Sansa, Phunkithanga, and Thyangboche, high-altitude villages that are heavily influenced by Tibetan culture and traditions.

After about 4- 5 hours of trekking, and the gradual climb on the final stretch you will reach the beautiful Tengboche village. This alluring high-Himalayas settlement is famous for the Tengboche Monastery, the oldest and most significant monastery in the Everest region. You will rest tonight at this spiritual hub that is of great importance to the Sherpa community.
Day 5
Trek to Dingboche (4,360 meters)
After relishing what the Tengboche region has to offer, today, you will descend through the woods and Imja Khola, a part of the DudhKosh River towards the Pangboche. Panboche village is the last permanent village in the Everest Base Camp route, further settlements up ahead are temporary arrangements established to cater to the need of the trekkers.

The picturesque view of Mt. Ama Dablam, other Himalayan massifs, and the rhododendron forest will still accompany the expedition this day. You will pass the Buddhist pilgrims, Chortens, and monasteries along the trail Pangboche and the sacred Mani Walls. You will ascend uphill to Somare which offers an up-close view of Mt. Ama Dablam and reach the segment that separates trails to Pheriche and Dingboche.

Imja Valley is the gateway to the Dingboche region, as you trek closer, the lush forests start to thin out and disappear widening the vista of baren and stony landscapes. The beautiful settlement of Dingboche is surrounded by farms with stone fences, that's why this amazing valley is also nicknamed the ‘Summer Valley’. The stone walls that are spread for a kilometer protect the crops from wind and gazing animals. You will spend your night at Dingboche, it has many good lodges with extensive services and menus.
Day 6
Acclimatization in Dingboche
This day will be your 2nd acclimatization day on the Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return expedition. Ascending to an altitude of more than 500 meters, this day you will rest to replenish your energy and adapt to the high-altitude region. There are a lot of things you can do today like taking a hike above Nagarjun Hill to enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains like Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Imjastse Himal, Island Peaks, Lhotse Share, Nuptse including several others.

Hiking up to Nagkartshang Peak (5,083 meters) or Chukkung Valley is also an available option but make sure to consult with your guide first about the hike and your physical condition. Or, just stroll around the region and fulling utilizing the rest day to explore the lifestyle, culture, and beauty of the valley at the foothills of the Himalayas.
Day 7
Trek to Lobuche (4,930 meters)
After a full rest day, on the 7th day of your expedition, you will move towards Lobuche. Climbing the Chorten trail towards Pheriche, you will gain significant altitude in trek this day. Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche that last from 4.5- 6 hours is not hard day trekking, however, you will gain a significant elevation.

Passing along the trail enjoying the views of Himalayan massifs like Cholatse, Tawache, Khumutse, Mahalangur Himal, Pumori, Nuptse, Lingtren and several others is the key highlight of this trek. Moving up ahead on the route you will reach Thukla (also known as Dughla), a small town with few teahouses, an ideal destination for trekkers to have lunch and get some rest. Then you will push forward for the Thukla Pass, the region known as the ‘Everest Memorial’, dedicated to the souls of the lost on the slopes of Mt. Everest.

The final push after the pass is relatively easier as the trail becomes straight after the climb. You will spend the night at the beautiful Lobuche village which boasts the Lobuche Peak, Nuptse, and Tawache as its background.
Day 8
Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,360 meters) and back to Gorakshep
Altitude: 5160m, Gorak Shep. 5400m, Everest Base Camp

Distance: 15 km

Time Taken: 7-9 hours

You will begin with a trek to Gorakshep (5160m). This is the world’s highest human settlement and the last one before Everest Base Camp. Hence, you return to spend the night here.

The first half of the trek is nice and easy. The 2nd has a beautiful view of majestic walls formed by Everest, Nuptse, and many other mountains.

After your lunch here, you will walk on a side ridge of the Khumbu glacier. From here, you cross the Glacier and reach the Everest Base Camp area.

Everest Base Camp (5400m) is one of the main highlights of this trek. You get fabulous views of   Mt. Khutse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Changtse and the Khumbu Glacier and Ice Fall from here.

After a good rest here, you start your trek back to Gorak Shep.

Night at a tea house at Gorak Shep.
Day 9
Early morning hike up to Kalapatthar (5,545 meters)
On the final day of Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return, your adventure will start before the break of the dawn. Kalapathar the highest point of this expedition is the best spot to view the sunrise behind the tallest mountain in the world. From this vantage point, you will be able to get 360° panoramic views of world-famous mountain ranges like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Changtse including Mt. Everest. After enjoying the immersive early morning beauty of the alluring Himalayan region, you will trek back to Gorkashep for breakfast.

From there you will board a helicopter for the ride back to Lukla, after refueling the helicopter in Lukla and bidding farewell to the expedition team, you will fly onward to Kathmandu leaving enjoying the scenic aerial few of the region on your way back.

What is Included

  • Clean, fresh nutritious three meals a day during the trekking with a cup of( tea/ coffee) each meal.
  • Fresh delicious fruits every night after dinner.
  • Twin sharing accommodation facilities in the trekking lodges throughout the trek.
  • All the necessary permits for the expedition including entrance fees to Sagramatha National Park and Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality.
  • Flight cost from Kathmandu to Lukla airport(High season flight to and from Lukla are operated from Ramechhap airport which is 4-5 hours east of Kathmandu)
  • Cost for a helicopter flight from Gorakshep -Lukla - Kathmandu (Hotel transfer after landing in Kathmandu included).
  • Experienced and trained Government Licensed English speaking guide (Guides and other staff’s salary, food, drinks, insurance, and transportation costs covered by us).
  • Strong and helpful porter to carry luggage and equipment, one porter for two trekkers (porter’s expenses and insurance covered by us).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter Services for any unforeseen circumstances or medical emergencies (paid by your travel insurance company).
  • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed). Using these 3 items you pay $5 USD each as maintenance and washing charge.
  • Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt, cap and duffel bag.
  • Oximeter to check the oxygen saturation level and pulse of trekkers throughout the journey (Twice a day to check the AMS(Altitude Mountain Sickness symptoms).
  • Token of love from Nepal Eco Adventure, T-shirt, and Cap.
  • The mentioned package cost included all the government expenses including our official services charge, there is no hidden cost whatsoever.
  • Assistant guide for the group expedition with 6+ members.

What is Excluded

  • Expenses for international flights and airport costs.
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off for international flights.
  • Cost of Nepali Tourist Visa (Approx. US$ 30 for 15 days visa on arrival).
  • Expenses for travel and medical insurance ( recommended that you should get it).
  • Personal expenses that are not included in the package cost.
  • Any additional food and beverage services that are not included in the itinerary (Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic).
  • Expenses of additional snacks, desserts, or sweets that trekkers purchase en route.
  • Cost of extra baggage (15kg weight limit for the baggage on Lukla flight).
  • Cost for charging phones and hot showers during trekking.
  • Tips for guides, porters, and drivers (Although it is expected).
  • Employment of extra crew members during the trek.

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Can you fly back from Everest Base Camp?

No, after your trekking, you will trek back to Gorakshep from where you will fly to Lukla for refueling, and from there, you will fly toward Kathmandu enjoying the scenic diversified beauty of the Himalayas, hills, and deep valleys.

How do you come back from Everest Base Camp?

Instead of trekking back to starting point, you will onboard a helicopter from Gorakshep and will return to Kathmandu. We will drop you at your respective after landing concluding the trek.

Is helicopter rescue possible on Everest?

Yes, there is an arrangement for helicopter rescue on trekking to the Everest region. The emergency medical evacuation process covers the rescue operation.

How much is a helicopter ride to Mt. Everest?

The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour starts from as low as US$ 1100 for a group trekking and is approximately US$ 5000 for a private charter.

What are the 2 best seasons to travel to Everest by helicopter?

There are generally two best seasons for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return, the first being the Spring Season (March to May) and the second, Autumn Season (September to November). The weather during these seasons are stable and days are warm and clear.

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Best Time For Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return

There are generally two best seasons for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return, the first being the Spring Season (March to May) and the second, Autumn Season (September to November). Both of these seasons are the peak climbing and trekking season in Nepal, so expect a little bit of traffic and crowd along the trail.

Trekking in both Spring and Autumn seasons has its own perks and downside. The spring season offers great visibility and warm and sunny days on average. The Everest region itself comes alive in this season, treating you with spring flowers, canopies of red and pink rhododendrons mixing well with the green lush terrain.

And, the light scent of the Himalayan magnificence makes an expedition in this season an immersive unforgettable experience. The only downfall in this season is the heat haze during late April and May which can be more challenging than the cool breeze in autumn. And, during cloudy days, there are high chances for the hidden mountain peaks.

Similarly, autumn, another peak season for trekking in Nepal, is famous for the pleasant daytime temperatures and cool-chilly morning & night. The stable weather also provides greater visibility of the mountain region than any other season. Known as the post-monsoon season, around this time there is very less probability of rainfall, the maximum temperature in the region during the daytime is around 14°C and -10°C during the night time.

In addition, it is also possible for trekking at Everest Base Camp during off-seasons for trekking like Monsoon (June to August) and Winter (December to February) seasons. But, the expedition on the high altitude region in these off-seasons has several risks and complications. Generally, in the monsoon, continuous rainfall can be a mood killer, and the risk of sudden landslides and blockages en route won’t be a fond memory either. Still, if you don’t mind getting drenched in the rain and the muddy trails, this season will reward you with spectacular views of the Himalayas and peaceful less crowded routes.

On the other, the Winter season sees some of the coldest days in the region where the temperature can drop as low as -17⁰C. Although it is one of the most difficult seasons to explore the Himalayan region, it is not completely impossible. Winter is when the mountain region is at its pinnacle, there are very few enthusiasts who take up challenges to the mountain in this season. With the right gear and preparation to deal with the cold and snow, the Everest Base Camp trek is still doable.

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Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return Difficulty

The Everest Base Camp has been graded as moderately difficult, although the segments of the trek don't demand any technical or mountaineering expertise. However, the diverse rugged landscapes and significant altitude gain can be a bit too much if you are not well prepared for the expedition.

Most people, who have previous trekking experience generalize the expedition as the ‘Trek to the base camp, not the summit of Mt. Everest’, however, if not well prepared, even the foothills of Everest can push your body to its limit. The trails to the highest mountain in the world needs to be respected and given considerable time to prepare for. With the right amount of physical training and determination, reaching the foothills of the magnificent Everest isn’t a far-fetched dream.

Some Helpful Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek

  • To prepare for the trek walk 4km- 7km per day or at least a few hours carrying a backpack or rucksacks in the hiking boot (will be best if you can do it in natural inclining structures)
  • Start your preparation early, not just a week before the flight (at least 8-12 weeks of preparation will get your body customed to hike carrying weight)
  • Get your gear early and do a throughout inspection before heading out on the expedition, check the comfort level it is very crucial
  • Make sure to pack the right clothes and essentials for the adventure
  • Eat right and keep yourself hydrated, it is very important to fuel yourself with nutritious food and stay hydrated in the high altitude region to avoid altitude sickness and regular illness
  • Get your vaccinations beforehand (optional), you can look up the recommended vaccination for your trek
  • Take it slow, don’t rush or exert yourself, the trekking expeditions are designed for slow-paced hiking and have enough days for the acclimatization process
  • Always put your safety first, don’t risk yourself at the edges of cliffs and hills or set out on self-exploration without consulting the guide
  • Check your oxygen saturation regularly (we provide an oximeter to check the oxygen saturation level and pulse of trekkers throughout the journey, twice a day)
  • Learn about the emergency helicopter evacuation and get travel insurance (just in case)
  • Decide the right season to trek in the Everest region, if you have any medical conditions consult your physician’s recommendation for the trek
  • Always hire a professional team from a Government registered agency to avoid any further complications in the adventure
  • You can take breaks during the trekking, however, be mindful of the itineraries and trek end points of the day (trekking in the dark on the rugged landscapes of the high Himalayas can be both difficult and risky)
  • Take deep breaths, experienced mountaineers recommend taking deep breathes through the nose and exhaling from the mouth
  • In case of any issues or discomfort, communicate with the expedition team guide and leaders immediately
  • Check out mountaineers and trekkers groups and forums for their recommendations, tips, and experience in the region
  • And, enjoy the adventure to the foothills of the greatest snowy peak in the world

Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return Equipment Checklists

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is one of the most amazing and unique expeditions on the lap of the Himalayas. Although it is a relatively shorter trek compared to other variations, you still need to pack your equipment and luggage carefully.

Here we have listed some of the basic essentials you can cross-reference in your check-list:

Clothing

  • Sun hat, wool hat, and neckband or bandana
  • Extra pairs of undergarments
  • Trekking shirts
  • Fleece jacket, light down jacket, and waterproof jacket
  • Heavy down jacket and heave-weight trousers for higher altitudes
  • Hiking socks, thermal socks, and gaiters
  • Full hiking boots (break them during preparation)\
  • Lightweight sports shoes and camp shoes (for acclimatization days and camp)
  • Inner and outer gloves

Personal Supplies

  • Toothbrush, paste, and small mirror
  • Quick dry towels
  • Lotion, moisturizers, and lip balms
  • Hand sanitizers, wet wipes, and toilet paper
  • Bio-degradable soaps and shampoo
  • Dust masks
  • Nail clippers
  • Light healthy snacks
  • Any personal medications

Accessories

  • Backpack or travel bags
  • Sleeping bag (fours-season sleeping bag)
  • UV protection sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra pair of batteries
  • Waterbottle and thermos to keep yourself hydrated
  • Solar chargers or portable power banks
  • Extra battery backup (carry a few for your equipment, just in case)
  • Trekking poles
  • Laundry, ziplock, and plastic bags
  • Earplug and eyemask for light sleepers
  • Games, journals, pens, and reading materials
  • Duct tape and sewing kit
  • Small First-Aid box

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  • 9 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return
  • Moderate
  • Minimum 02 persons
  • Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April-May)
  • 5545m
  • Plane, Helicopter
  • NEA-ES-02

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