Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return
- Enjoy the adventure around high, scenic Khumbu valley and green hills to the sheer wilderness.
- A complete walk within best of Khumbu area towards the world’s tallest Mt. Everest base camp
- Explore charming and lovely immense cultural villages of local highlanders the Sherpa of Everest
- Adventure on the foot of Mt. Everest with stunning mountain panorama from Kalapathar hill
- Glorious view of Mt. Everest at close distance with other giant mountains in a week adventure.”
- Trip Mode: Hotel while in cities with local Lodge on treks
- Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
- Highest elevation gain: On top Kalapathar 5,545 m and 5,364 m at base camp.
- Daily walks: Minimum of 3-4 hrs to maximum 6-7 hrs.
- Trek duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days (regular flights to Lukla and back in the chopper)
Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Overview
Everest base camp trek with Helicopter return is a short itinerary of a week. The trek provides an opportunity to interested keen trekkers in short frame holiday times in Nepal.
Everest base camp eight days trekking with a return journey on Helicopter allows travelers within the world’s highest mountain range. And you are not missing much of beautiful areas of steep Khumbu valley and hills.
Adventure of a week duration starts with routine scheduled flight in a small aircraft to land at Lukla from Kathmandu. Along the trek overlooking grandeur views of a Himalayan wide mountain range with Mt. Everest and another world highest peaks.
The trek on pleasant scenic walks through friendly Sherpa villages encountering impressive prayer monuments to enter Sagarmatha National Park. It is listed in world heritage sites since 1979, treasures world mighty high mountains with a range of exotic flora and fauna.
Everest is called Sagarmatha Nepali, which local native calls Chomolungma similar to the Tibetan language. The route takes you to cross over the Dudh Kosi river with a climb to reach the famous Namche Bazaar, a popular large village. A town where trekkers can find great comfort in its lovely wide range of excellent Lodge and hotels.
At Namche, you are spending an extra day for acclimatization at the height of 3,440 m high. The rest day venture for short hike to catch more glorious views of Everest and other range of peaks. From Namche adventure continues heading high ground reaching beautiful and scenic Thyangboche and the monastery.
Thyangboche, a marvelous spot, offers grand views of Everest, Amadablam, and adjoining peaks surround Thyangboche and its lovely looking monastery. The Overnight on this beautiful scenic place, then leaving the tree-lines for the sheer wilderness of high mountainous terrain.
The walk leads into vast open landscapes getting closer towards the high country in between the range of peaks after stops in Dingboche and Lobuche, then reaching our primary goal and highlight at Everest base camp.
Stunning views of high towering peaks of Nuptse, Lhotse, Chola with Lingerie, and Mt. Pumori from Everest base camp. The massive Khumbu Ice-Falls and glaciers with views tips of Everest being close on the foot of the world’s highest Mt. Everest.
After an exciting time, the next adventure takes you on the highest spot of the trip at Kalapathar. The Hill offers a tremendous panorama of snow-peaks with Everest and Mt. Pumori at a near distance. We are then heading back to Gorakshep, where sweeping swift Helicopter ride brings you back at Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return trip can complete outmost adventure around the high Himalayas with fabulous times on Everest. Everest base camp trek is a Great delight and enjoyable moments, a memory to last you forever.
Best Season for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return
March to May springtime will be the best time when wild-flowers, especially the rhododendron (Nepal national flower) in full bloom. Which the walk more appealing with beautiful, bright morning till afternoon, with some chances of rains sometimes.
Best season for Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter Return is October to early December, another best month around Autumn/Fall and pre-winter, most of the days are clear weather. And walks but can be much colder and freezing as altitude gains with chances of snow sometimes.
Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Short Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (35 mins) and walk to Phakding 2,654 m- 04 hrs.
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m- 06 hrs
Day 03: In Namche for rest and acclimatization with a short hike
Day 04: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche 4,365 m – 05 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Lobuche 4,890 m – 05 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m and at Gorakshep 5,180 m-06 hrs
Day 08: Climb Kalapathar 5,545 m and fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.