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    Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

    Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      10 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Moderate
    • Activities
      Adventure Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Tea House
    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Vehicle
      Private Transport
    • Max. People
      10

    Highlights

    • Trekking to the lap of Mt Everest, located at an altitude of 5364m
    • Visiting the beautiful Kalapathar viewpoint and observing the Himalayan sunrise.
    • Helicopter return to Kathmandu from Kalapathar
    • Traversing through the diverse terrains, home to numerous wildlife and plant species
    • Exploring the cultural Sherpa community
    • Stay in the local tea houses and lodges and experience the hospitality
    • Experiencing Tibetan Buddhist-inspired monasteries, mani walls, prayer flags, etc., along the trails.

    Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 10 days

    Want to trek in the pristine landscapes of the Everest region? The Everest Base Camp trek is a spectacular journey in the Himalayan foothills. However, the thrilling journey also comes with numerous challenges. The trails include high-altitude, remote terrains you must traverse during this trek.

    We have developed the Everest Base Camp trek Helicopter return package to address this difficulty. This spectacular trekking package from “Eco Holidays Nepal” offers a unique adventure combining rugged trekking with luxury travel. This reduces the Everest Base Camp trek difficulty and adds a unique aspect to the adventure journey. And if you want to trek your way to the Everest Base Camp, but you find 12 days a bit too much, we have another trek package- Short Everest Base Camp Trek for you where you could enjoy the experience and thrills of trekking the Everest Base Camp in relatively less time.

    This trek also shares the same classical route to the Everest Base Camp. However, the facilities along the trails have improved immensely. Hence, you can get the best luxury facilities even at a high altitude. The EBC trek plus heli return package also reduces the journey by 4-5 days.

    There are cultural heritage sites and landmarks that you can observe along the trail as well. The beautiful trek also allows you to explore the region culturally with the help of a guide. The local people’s lifestyle and traditions will enchant you along the trails. The Sherpa community is in the majority in the region, followed by Bhotia, Tamang, Limbu, and others.

    From Kathmandu, you will board a scenic mountain flight to Lukla. Lukla is the starting point of your journey to the rugged Everest region. The beautiful trail traverses through the territories of the Sagarmatha National Park. We can also experience alpine wildlife and vegetation in the area.

    The trail then takes you through the numerous settlements of the Everest region, including Phakding, and Monjo, to arrive at Namche. At Namche, you will acclimatize and explore the neighboring hills. Trekkers will then traverse through Tengboche and Dingboche. Dingboche is the second acclimatization point in the Everest Base Camp trek.

    From Dingboche, you will trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorak Shep. The Everest Base Camp is a spectacular destination with a bustling atmosphere. The entire Himalayan landscape looks incredible from the base camp. You will then return to Gorak Shep after exploring around for the night.

    On the following day of this Everest Base Camp Trek, you will hike the Kalapatthar. From the stunning Kalapathar viewpoint, you can observe the entire panorama of the Everest Himalayas. The view of Mt Everest (8848.86m) is spectacular from this viewpoint. Besides that, you can observe Lhotse, Pumori, Nuptse, Makalu, and other Himalayan peaks.

    Trekkers can observe the golden sun rays falling on the silver Himalayas, which is quite a scenic experience. The beautiful trip ends as you take a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu after descending to Gorakshep. The beautiful helicopter return tour offers an aerial perspective of the entire Himalayas.

    The Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return is quite a popular trekking package. Contact us at “Eco Holiday Nepal” for more information and bookings. Happy Traveling!

    • Day01

      Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel

      Kathmandu altitude: 1400m

      Overnight: Kathmandu

      You will arrive at the Airport in Kathmandu from your destination. At the airport, you will get greeted by our team members. From there, you will get transferred to your hotel in the city. You will then get greeted by the team there. And after a brief welcome, you will rest there for some time at the hotel.

      In the evening, you can venture out to explore the city. The beautiful city looks stunning as there are many exploration points. You will also get brief information about the tour in the evening from our team leaders. There you will learn about the essential aspects of the tour and measures to undertake for a safe and comfortable adventure.

    • Day02

      Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding

      Lukla altitude: 2820m

      Phakding altitude: 2657m

      Flight duration: 35-40 mins

      Trek duration: 4 hrs

      Overnight: Phakding

      On day 2, you will get on a flight to Lukla early in the morning. The beautiful journey takes you above the snow-clad mountains of the region. After landing at the destination, you will continue your trek to Phakding. The Lukla Airport is widely considered quite dangerous due to its location at the cliff’s edge.

      Hence, this early morning flight to Lukla gives you the thrill of a lifetime. The beautiful flight will offer you a unique perspective of the sweeping Himalayas of the entire region. The trail from Lukla passes through numerous uphill and downhill paths. At Lukla, you will meet the porters who will move ahead carrying your luggage.

      On the other hand, the guides will accompany you along the trails for a safe and comfortable journey. There are also many suspension bridges that you need to cross to arrive at Phakding. After trekking for 3-4 hours alongside the Dudh Koshi River, you will reach Phakding. You will spend the night at the local teahouse in the Phakding village settlement.

    • Day03

      Trek from Phakding to Namche

      Namche altitude: 3440m

      Trek duration: 6 hrs

      Overnight: Namche Bazaar

      Today, you will trek through the beautiful terrains of the Sagarmatha National Park. It is a natural World Heritage site. So, you will experience the alpine species of flora and fauna during this trek section. From Phakding, you will trek through the beautiful landscapes and settlements of the region, including Jorsale and Monjo. The trail has many exciting points, including forests, waterfalls, rivers, and suspension bridges.

      The Monjo village has the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park. You will show the necessary permits for entering and trekking in the national park area. You will cross another region settlement at Jorsale before arriving at the final destination of the region, Namche Bazaar.

      In Namche, you will observe the vibrant atmosphere of trekkers and climbers socializing and preparing for their journey. The wonderful town has many lodges, guesthouses, hotels, cafes, souvenir shops, post offices, and even a bakery. Along the trail, you will observe Himalayan peaks like Kongde, Kusum Kanguru, Tharmasakru, and others. Finally, you will rest at the Namche guest house or lodge for the night.

    • Day04

      Acclimatization at Namche

      Namche altitude: 3440m

      Trek duration: 6 hrs

      Overnight: Namche Bazaar

      On this day of the Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter return, you will continue exploring the town of Namche. This is also the day for acclimatization, which is essential at a high altitude. There are many hiking points along the town where you can get the best views of the Himalayas. The snow-clad mountain views from Khunde and Khumjung hiking points are pretty exciting.

      Altitude sickness is a significant problem during this high-altitude adventure tackled through acclimatization. The process includes exploring at a gentle pace while not gaining much altitude. The whole process is to adapt your body to changing conditions before moving along the trail.

      You can hike to the Hotel Everest View in Syangboche, located at a record altitude. The view of Mt Everest from here is breathtaking. There is also the Syangboche airstrip, another beautiful viewpoint with spectacular views to hiking during the acclimatization process. The entire process of acclimatization is quite rewarding.

      In Namche, you will have an excellent opportunity for cultural exploration. There is the Sherpa Cultural Museum which showcases the beautiful heritage of the mountain community. You can also explore the settlements of the local people and get insights about the lifestyle with the help of your guide. After exploring the area, you will return to the hotel in the evening and rest overnight.

    • Day05

      Trek from Namche to Tengboche

      Tengboche altitude: 3410m

      Trek duration: 4-5 hrs

      Overnight: Tengboche

      On this trekking day of the Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter return, you will continue your journey to Tengboche. There are beautiful serene terrains that you will cross and many Buddhist landmarks during this journey. You will cross the suspension bridges crossing the Imjatse River.

      You must traverse gradual uphill climbs before arriving at the day’s destination. There are rhododendron and pine forests along the trail as well. After trekking for 3-4 hours on an uphill path, you will arrive at the destination, Tengboche monastery.

      It is a tremendous religious hub of the Khumbu region, where you can find nuns and monks busy with daily worship and other rituals. There is also a viewpoint near the monastery where you can observe Mt. Amadablam. After exploring the Tengboche monastery area, you will rest for the night at a local teahouse.

    • Day06

      Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

      Dingboche altitude: 3440m

      Trek duration: 5-6 hrs

      Overnight: Dingboche

      On day 6 of the EBC journey, you will trek through the beautiful terrains to arrive at Dingboche. Trekkers will experience different topography on this trail from other sections. The vegetation gets depleted, and you will observe dry, barren lands as you arrive in Dingboche.

      The village remains covered in walls to protect the crops from harsh winds and snow. The entire village area and the scenic landscapes are pretty enchanting. You will arrive at Dingboche after trekking for 5-6 hours. After exploring the village, we will spend the night at the Dingboche teahouse.

    • Day07

      Acclimatization at Dingboche

      This is the day of acclimatization in Dingboche. It is the second time you will acclimatize to tackle altitude sickness along the trail. The trekkers get to explore the cultural trails and settlements. You can hike up the nearby hills to get the sweeping snow-clad mountain views.

      There are various reasons to acclimate; among them, altitude sickness ranks at the top. You will then hike up the Chukkung Valley at an elevation of 4700m. There are beautiful pasture lands for yaks to graze in the region.

      You can also hike to Chukung Ri, an excellent trekking peak at an elevation of 5000m. You can observe Lobuche Peak, Amadablam, and Island Peak from the top of the mountain. After exploring around the top, you will descend to the Dingboche and rest at the teahouse.

    • Day08

      Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

      Lobuche altitude: 4890m

      Trek duration: 5 hrs

      Overnight: Lobuche

      You will rise early on this day to trek to Lobuche from the beautiful settlement of Dingboche. The trekkers need to pass through the serene landscapes and alpine bushes to arrive at the settlement of Lobuche. You will find many Buddhist prayer flags, chortens, and mani walls along the trail.

      Along the way, you will also get to observe the Cholatse, Taboche, and Pheriche valleys. You will first arrive at the Thugla settlement. From where the trail climbs steeply to a place where Khumbu glacier forms into white water. We will cross a short bridge from there to continue your journey to Lobuche.

      You can also observe the chorten memorial dedicated to the climbers who lost their lives in Everest and other Himalayan mountains. Finally, on the last stretch, you will take a short uphill walk to Lobuche. In Lobuche teahouse, you will spend the night.

    • Day09

      Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp via Gorak Shep and back to Gorekh Shep

      Gorak Shep altitude: 5,180 m

      Everest Base Camp altitude: 5,365 m

      Trek duration: 7-8 hrs

      Overnight: Gorak Shep

      We trek through the challenging terrain to arrive at the Everest Base Camp. The trek starts from Lobuche as you make your way to Gorak Shep. You will hike through a flat valley before gradually climbing to the ridge. Trekkers will need to pass through the rocky moraines and steep terrains to arrive at the settlement of Gorakshep near the base camp.

      The last settlement with teahouses is before you arrive at the Everest Base Camp. It gets located in the flatlands just below Mt. Pumori. There you will rest and have lunch before proceeding toward the base camp. There are scenic views of the Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers along the trails.

      There are views of Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse along the trail. After you reach the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, you will explore. The incredible atmosphere of the colorful tents of climbers preparing for their journey to the top of Everest is quite exciting.

      You can click many pictures of the stunning Himalayas and the base camp area. After exploring the area, you will return to the Gorak Shep from the base camp area. There you will rest and sleep in the teahouse in the Gorakshep area.

    • Day10

      Climb Kala Patthar and Fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter

      Kalapathar altitude: 5,545 m

      Trek duration: 3-4 hrs

      Flight duration: 35-40 mins

      Overnight: Kathmandu

      The trek section on this day will take you through the beautiful hiking point of Kalapathar. Kalapathar viewpoint provides sweeping views of the snow-clad mountains, including Mt Everest.

      The trek to Kalapathar needs to get done before sunrise to avoid the harsh winds in the afternoon. You will also get required to trek early to observe the awe-inspiring sunrise in the background of the Himalayas. The panorama of mountains you can observe includes Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Makalu, etc.

      You will then descend back to the Gorakshep after observing the beautiful landscapes and taking incredible pictures. In Gorakshep, a helicopter awaits you to take you to the capital city of Kathmandu. The helicopter return section is gorgeous as it offers a different perspective of the Himalayan mountains.

      The luxurious helicopter ride provides you with the best aerial experience. As you arrive in Kathmandu, our team will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the desired destination. Our Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter return ends as you reach your destination.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

    • All ground transports by private vehicle.
    • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicles.
    • One night tourist standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis.
    • Kathmandu to Lukla one way flight tickets for member and staff.
    • Kalapathar (Gorakshep) to Kathmandu by Helicopter on  sharing basis.
    • Three time meals during trekking. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
    • Tea House accommodation during trek on twin sharing basis.
    • All national park fee and local government tax.
    • A professional trekking guide with his all expenses.
    • Medical kit box.
    • Necessary equipment like Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket and Duffel Bag to be return after couplet trek.
    • Route map.

    What's Excluded in Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

    • Your personal expenses.
    • Porter if required($200).
    • Extra activities which is not mention in including sections.
    • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu.
    • All soft and hard drinks.
    • Wi-Fi, Shower and battery charge

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    Trip Map

    Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter ReturnMap

    Essential Information

    Why Choose Everest Region for Trek?

    The Everest Region gets known for its incredible natural terrain and scenic landmarks. You must cross beautiful Himalayan foothills to arrive at the highest mountain Base Camp. You will pass through some of the best trekking paths in the world.

    The foothills of Mt Everest (8848.86m) are quite an adventure for anyone making this journey. The remote rural settlements offer you the best of adventure in all its glory. The region has numerous scenic natural attractions, including waterfalls, hills, forests, rivers, etc.

    Moreover, you can also get to explore the cultural aspects during the trek. You will pass through the ancient Sherpa settlements during the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return. You will learn about the region’s culture, traditions, and heritage with the help of your professional guide during this trek. Therefore, to experience these, you should trek in the Everest region.

    When is the Perfect Time for Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter Return?

    Spring Season

    The Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter returns ideal in Spring due to its incredible weather and a stable climate. There are beautiful trails in the Spring season, making the trek even more appealing. You will travel on scenic trails with many rhododendrons, bamboo, pine, and fern trees.

    The season from March to May is the best time for all adventure activities in the country. Another advantage of trekking this season is that the temperature remains moderate, making the trek quite suitable for travelers. This season has fewer weather-related challenges. You will not face difficulties like heavy rainfall, floods, landslides, avalanches, etc.

    The temperatures remain moderate, which allows trekkers to trek with ease. Moreover, the Himalayan mountains look incredibly awe-inspiring during these seasons as there will be no clouds covering them. Therefore, it is the best time for the Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter to return for all these reasons.

    Autumn season

    Another ideal time for this Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter return is the Autumn season. This season has stable weather and an incredible climate in the region. The beautiful terrains of the area will ensure you will have a great adventure.

    The season from September to November is the autumn season in the country. The Himalayan views look incredible this season in the clear skies. You will also get to go on a cultural exploration in the region. Therefore, Autumn is perfect for the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return.

    See also: EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK IN OCTOBER

    Off-season

    The trek is also possible in the off-season of winter and summer-monsoon. But in these seasons, you will face numerous challenges due to the weather. These challenges include heavy rainfall, hot and humid conditions, and others. In the winter, there is heavy snowfall, which makes the trails wet, slippery and frigid.

    Similarly, extreme heat and humidity make the trails quite tricky in the summer. Therefore, it is ideal to trek in the peak season for the Everest Base Camp Trek return by helicopter. But if you have to trek in the off-season, you must get proper preparation, gear, and equipment.

    How challenging is the Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter?

    Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return is a challenging trek that takes you through rough terrain. There are also unpredictable weather conditions in the region. Most of the challenges of the trek are because of the high altitude. There are weather-related challenges in the area. Heavy rainfall, heavy snowfall, etc., are also quite common and can happen anytime throughout the year.

    The challenging terrains are pretty tricky as the landscapes move up and down a lot. You will get many elevations and altitude sickness challenges along the Everest Base Camp Trek trail. To tackle altitude sickness, you should acclimatize well. A rigorous training regime is also required for the trek. Overall, this Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter return is a moderate-level trek.

    Can You Do This Trek?

    The trek is ideal for all. Since this is a helicopter return trek, the trek’s difficulty is significantly reduced. However, the beautiful trek requires training and preparation. You should also get a basic level of fitness to complete the trek.

    Physical fitness is essential for the trek. The trail requires proper nutrition along the route, including a healthy and balanced diet. The trekkers also need to be mentally prepared for the tour. With all these measures in place, you can efficiently complete the trek.

    How to Prepare for the Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter Return?

    • Trek early as soon as the sun rises for an early finish.
    • Acclimatize well with various measures to tackle altitude sickness
    • Rest and hydrating are also crucial during the trek
    • Training ahead will allow you to traverse with ease
    • Only pack the necessary stuff
    • Get the meals and accommodations bookings in advance
    • Get water purification tablets to purify water.
    • Carry a power bank, charger, extra batteries, etc.

    Is This Trek Suitable for the Beginners?

    Yes, beginners can take the Everest Base Camp trek helicopter return without any hesitation. The trek also includes a helicopter return, so the trek’s difficulty is significantly reduced. The trails are not technically challenging, but you need proper training, gear, and equipment. Beginners can take the help of a professional guide to traverse through the terrains of this trek.

    Why is Acclimatization Essential for the Trek?

    Acclimatization is an integral part of the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return. It is essential as it will provide the best way to tackle altitude sickness along the trail. Another thing you must consider for the trek is to hydrate regularly and rest at regular intervals.

    There are various things to avoid, which include trekking at a fast pace and gaining more than 500m in a single day. You should also avoid caffeinated drinks and alcoholic beverages. Besides that, you can also get Diamox tablets to tackle altitude sickness. Hence, acclimatization along with these measures along the trail is essential for the Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter to return.

    Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return - FAQs

    Where is Everest Base Camp located?

    The Everest Base Camp remains at the lap of Mt Everest in the Solukhumbu district of Eastern Province 1 of Nepal.

    What is the difficulty of the Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return?

    The Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter return is a moderately tricky adventure. Since helicopter return gets added to the itinerary, the trek’s difficulty is significantly reduced. The trekkers will have to pass through rugged terrains in the remote landscapes for 5-6 hours on a trekking day.

    When is the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek return by helicopter?

    Everest Base Camp trek return by helicopter is ideal in the Spring and Autumn season. The trail becomes even more favorable as the weather remains stable and temperatures remain moderate. You will have favorable conditions to trek through the challenging terrains of the region.

    What are the Everest Base Camp trek return by helicopter permits?

    The Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return permits include Sagarmatha National Park Permit and Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality permit. You will get all the permits in the Nepal Tourism Board’s office in Kathmandu and Monjo.

    What maximum altitude will you reach during the Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter return?

    Kalapathar (5644m) is the highest point in the Everest Base Camp Trek return by helicopter.

    How long is the Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return duration?

    The duration of the Everest Base Camp trek return by helicopter is ten days.

    Is the Everest Base Camp trek return by helicopter ideal for solo trekkers?

    The Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return is also ideal for solo trekkers. Since this is a mainstream trek, you will get the best facilities for meals and accommodation. Moreover, there are fewer challenges along the trail of this trek.

    What training gets required for the Everest Base Camp Trek return by helicopter?

    The Everest Base Camp Trek is a rugged terrain trek in the remote foothills of the Himalayas. Hence, the trekkers need to be in the best condition. The training regime required includes physical, cardiovascular, and mental training. They build the physical strength, stamina, flexibility, and mental strength necessary for the trek.

    Why do you need Travel insurance for the Everest Base Camp trek helicopter return?

    Travel insurance is essential for the Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter to return because it safeguards trekkers against all factors. These factors include injuries, accidents, thefts, damage, loss, etc. Trekkers must ensure that the travel insurance includes helicopter rescue above 4000m.

    What are the accommodation facilities on the trek?

    Everest Base Camp trek return by helicopter has various teahouses and lodges as accommodation facilities. They provide you with a satisfactory experience in terms of rooms. Some of the tea houses also have additional facilities, like hot water showers.

    What are the food facilities on the trek?

    Food in the trek is the Nepalese diet of “Dal Bhaat” You can have various other food items like noodles, chapati, thukpa, etc. Hot drinks like tea, garlic soup, coffee, etc., are popular in cold, high-altitude regions. Besides that, you can also carry your snacks to eat while trekking.

    What are drinking water facilities on the trek?

    You can get water facilities at the tea houses, or you can use water purification tablets on tap water. Bottled water is also valuable in the teahouses.

    Why is hiring guides essential for the Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return?

    The Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter return requires a professional guide to help you navigate along the trail. They will also help you remain safe and comfortable. Besides that, you can also hire a porter to carry your heavy luggage along the route.