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Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

"Exciting adventure trekking beneath the world’s number one Mt. Everest and Khumbu Ice-Falls."

Trip Duration: 7 days

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 Profile:

  • 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.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Detailed Itinerary


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Day01: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (35 mins) and walk to Phakding 2,654 m- 04 hrs.

As per morning flight time transfer to Kathmandu domestic air-terminal, then fly to Lukla of 30 to 35 minutes of scenic flight facing views of Mt. Everest and other high mountain range on landing at Lukla. The organized trek follow our guide and walk to Phakding on the downhill trail with few short ups, after a few hours of pleasant scenic walks reaching Phakding village for an overnight stop.

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Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m- 06 hrs.

From Phakding route follows Dudh Kosi River upstream to a charming village at Monjo and then enter Sagarmatha National Park. Here cross over a bridge to Jorsalle where the walk takes you river bed and with last final climb of the day to reach famous Namche Bazaar. The two overnights with afternoon free to relax and enjoy views of Kongde with a range of peaks.

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Day 03: In Namche for rest and acclimatization with a short hike.

At Namche rest day for acclimatization and a short hike to scenic view-point, suggested a walk above Namche to national park museum with grand views of Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam other options climb high to Everest View Hotel for best views of Everest.

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Day 04: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

Morning walk leads you on beautiful scenic trail facing views of Everest, and Amadablam then descends to Imjatse River at Phunke-Tenga for lunch. Afternoon walk climbs for two hours into lovely serene green woodland to reach Thyangboche. Then into a beautiful lodge with time for the visit of the monastery and enjoy views of surrounding peaks with Everest and stunning Amadablam.

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Day 05: Trek to Dingboche 4,365 m - 05 hrs.

Thyangboche leads downhill to Imjatse River on leaving the forest area, after the bridge uphill to Pangboche with views of Everest and Amadablam. After a short rest at Pangboche, an hour walk for lunch stop at Somare a small settlement. From here on, gradual uphill to reach Dingboche located within beautiful and scenic Imjatse valley.
On reaching Dingboche transfer into excellent cozy Lodge at the bottom of Amadablam North Face with views of Island Peak towards east.

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Day 06: Trek to Lobuche 4,890 m - 05 hrs.

Walk up for a short while to the top of Imjatse valley and Dingboche and then with a pleasant and easy walk on the uphill slope to reach at Thugla for lunch stop. After lunch climb for an hour to high ridge top of Thugla small pass offers grand views of near peaks. Here on the easy uphill path to Lobuche for a small settlement with several excellent lodges to stay. Overnight tea houses

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Day 07: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m and at Gorakshep 5,180 m-06 hrs

Morning walk towards our main target and highlight to reach at Everest Base Camp with some refreshing rest at Gorakshep, from Gorakshep, walk further east through rocks, moraine, and glacier, arriving at Everest Base Camp, enjoy grand views of Khumbu Ice-Fall and glacier.

After a most exciting moment, walk back to Gorakshep for overnight stop after a grand adventure of the day.

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Day 08: Climb Kalapathar 5,545 m and fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

Last of our adventure, where morning steep climb takes you on top at Kalapathar rocky hill after few hours of strenuous uphill walk, reaching on Kalapathar high spot. Here we can enjoy close views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Pumori with an array of giant peaks that surround you on the highest point of the trip at 5,545 m high.

 Enjoying mind-blowing scenery downhill to Gorakshep for breakfast and packing where smooth scenic Helicopter ride brings you back at Kathmandu facing views of the high mountain range, on reaching Kathmandu airport transfer for short drive to your hotel. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Is it challenging Everest base camp trek?

Everest base camp trek is an adventurous journey in the world’s highest Mount Everest.
Everest base camp trek is the higher altitude trekking. The level of trek is moderate and adventurous. The beginning point of the trek Lukla is higher altitude, that’s how it will be tough to start a trek.

Physically, the Everest base camp trek is not challenging, but altitude wise, the trek somehow tricky, those are not participating any part of trekking.
If you are first time trek in Everest base camp, it will hard to acclimatize in the new environment. So you have to choose short and another easy trail.
Undoubtedly, the Everest base camp trek is a challenging part of the Himalayan region.

If you want a challenge and thrill adventure, you have physical fitness and experience to walk in the mountain.
If along the trail suffering from some slight problem. They have made a plan to reach and view incredible snow-peaked Himalayan range.

How were the accommodation and food during Everest base camp trek?

The Everest base camp trek is to provide tea houses service. Along the trail, a lot of tea houses are built for the guest. The trek you will spend a night in tea houses. They will provide lodging and food service to the traveler.
The tea houses are comfortable accommodation services. Most of the rooms have a twin sharing room, comfortable bed with blankets.
This is the higher altitude trek and very cold along the way. The hotels provide good blankets, but you have to bring on the sleeping bag. Otherwise, you will suffer from the cold.
Lukla and Namche are the famous places of the Everest base camp trek route. These places accommodation has more facilities than the above places where we are staying overnight.
During the trek, the tea houses provide shower and electricity; you have to pay extra more.
Food is the primary concern of the Everest base camp trek. While taking part in the altitude trek, you have to have healthy and hygienic food, although you will not digest the food and very difficult to trek in higher altitudes.
Various cuisines are available in tea houses like Nepali authentic food, Chinese, American, Italian, France, continental, and many more options of the food. We preferred Nepali food, Dali, Bhat, and curry. The meal is more nutritious than the other food items.
Thus the tea houses are more conscious about the health of the guest. So they will provide hospitality service along the trek to Everest base camp trek.

Do I need a special permit for Everest base camp trek?

Yes, a permit is needed in the Everest base camp trek. You need two types of trekking permits for this region.
Village develop community-20 USD per person
Conservation permit 30 USD per person.
Without a permit, you cannot enter the UNESCO heritage site.
You can get from the Kathmandu tourism board as well as along the trek Jorsalle.

Which is the best season in Everest base camp trek?

This is a mostly asked question about the best season trek in the Himalayan range Nepal. If you want a wise answer to this question, the different season has their unique nature of the trekking in Everest base camp trek.
The best season of the trek in Everest base camp can be divided two times a year. The spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) season can be the best time of the trek. Both season weather was bright and warm. The mountain range can be seen as stunning to the traveler.
If you are looking for stable and fantastic weather in the mountain region, you have to choose the best season trek.
High season trekking reflects the beautiful nature of biodiversity and a fantastic view of the mountain.
The trekking season in Nepal celebrated the most celebrated festival; you had a fantastic experience of culture and religion.
Who likes to trek solo and don’t love crowed on the trek, they can choose pre-monsoon and pre winter time. At that time also weather maybe favor your travel. Because of global warming, we cannot predict the weather condition in the Himalayan range.
The trek is an outstanding nature view, landscape as well as Sherpa culture.

Do I need to hire a guide porter service?

If you are trekking a higher altitude, you must hire a porter and guide service. It is highly recommended for those who are traveling in Everest base camp. In Nepal, some of the place where you cannot allow without trekking guide and porter service.
The guide will help you to navigate the trekking route. He/she will provide a piece of information about trekking. How is it difficult? Which is the best way to be in Everest base camp? What food should we have during higher altitudes? Such a question quickly solve through the guide.
They will help even in a difficult situation in the mountain. They will suggest how to overcome the harsh and challenging position in Himalaya.
Porter carries your heavy backpack and your journey less stress and burden. So you can spend time to explore around the trail and Mountain View. You are here for the memorable and capture the beautiful movement in your camera and memory.

Can I solo trek in the Everest base camp region?

Everest base camp trek can be possible by the solo traveler. But restricted areas of trekking in Nepal, it is impossible for those who want an individual. You have to trek with the group.
Yes, it is possible to solo trekkers in Nepal. It is also safe. Solo trekking is more comfortable; those who like to walk own speed and want to spend some time in a pleasant nature.
Best season in Everest base camp trek, along the trek crowed of the traveler. The solo traveler very hard to found accommodation.
Solo trekking can be possible, but some of the places you have to share accommodation. If you are doing the beginning of the offseason, the trek will be excellent for solo travel.
Everest is an entirely safe place for the solo trekker. If you are traveling alone, but you have to careful.

How do I avoid altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is also called mountain sickness. The Everest base camp trek is the world’s highest Mount Everest. During altitude trekking, you may face the problem of mountain sickness. The altitude problem may occur to the people because of the hard to adjust to the new environment. 

There are many symptoms of the altitude problem. If you are suffering from the headache, vomiting, dizziness, tiredness, loss appetite, and so on. You have to be careful about these things and having soup items of food like noodles, soup, garlic, soup and so on, it will help to overcome these problems. 

There are some precautions to the high altitude. Are as flows;

  • The attempt of higher elevation slowly  
  • After crossing 2500m above, you have to stroll.
  • Drink plenty of water and soup items
  • Eat healthy food
  • Don’t drink alcohol and smoking
  • Acclimatized your body etc.

After all, you have to face such a problem. You have to flow these precautions, if not improve your health within 48 hours. You have to back down or fly back to Kathmandu. Thus don’t forget the insurance that covers mountain flight and checkup your health.

Is it an expensive trek in Everest base camp?

Everest base camp trek is somehow expensive than other treks in Nepal. The trek cost will determine what type of service you are looking for. If you are looking for luxurious service during the Everest base camp trek, it will be a higher cost.
Because of the altitude, the tea houses bring everything by flight and carry things from the lower part of the market place. So it will be costly expensive.
You had to pay for food and accommodation, porter guide service, flight charge, conservation fee, as well as airport pickup drop service. That’s how the trek will be expensive.

The Everest base camp trek begins from the Lukla, where we fly from Kathmandu both way, it helps to increase your expense.

What preparation should we make before Everest base camp trek?

Our planning is the most important thing. Why are you choosing this place, and what was the main attraction of this adventurous journey? These things are mind set in or preparation.
The Everest base camp trek is a demanding and adventurous trekking trail in Nepal. So you should be prepared physically and mentally while starting this journey.
If you want a journey less stressful, you have to physical exercise one month before starting the trek. You can do running, a long walk, jogging, cycling, swimming, etc. helps to maintain your body fit and active. You have to bring a lightweight backpack.

The trek also focused on the technical part because of the higher altitude trek. There may be a problem of altitude, snowing along the way, avalanches, and natural disasters. Thus you have to prepare about the journey mostly; what are the essential elements while taking part in the Everest base camp trek.
Easy trek doesn’t demand such exercise and physical preparation but only fit and fine. It is good to physical healthy and fit for any type of hiking. Thus it will be a less stressful and memorable adventurous journey in Nepal.

Is it readily available drinking water in the Everest base camp trek?

Water is not a problem in the Everest base camp trek. The issue of altitude costing also higher in altitude. The altitude price will vary from one place to another.
The tea houses provide mineral water and purified water. But it will cost high. If you bring a water bottle and purifier, you can refill your bottle and purified by using medicine or satire pine. It helps to minimize your costing in your travel.

Do I need travel insurance for the Everest base camp trek?

Travel insurance is necessary for the Everest base camp trek. You are going to a higher altitude trek. So it may happen altitude problem, or natural disasters create an unexpected situation in the mountain. So the travel insurance is highly recommended, who are trek in Everest base camp trek.

Cost Includes
  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Best tea houses accommodation during the trek
  • All meal during trek
  • Kathmandu to Lukla both way flight ticket
  • Entrance fee for the Sagarmatha national park permit and TIMS
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide and porter service (2=1)
  • First aid kit
  • Company duffel bag (if a need, we will provide you)
  • Helicopter charges returned from the EBC
  • All staff salary, insurance, food, accommodation, and trekking guide flight ticket
  • All government and official service charge and tax
  • Farewell dinner in Nepali authentic restaurant
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal visa fee
  • International airfare to Nepal
  • Excess luggage fee and trekking equipment
  • Extra accommodation for the Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Tips for porter guide service
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in an include section

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 7 days

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Group Size: Any size

  • Difficulty: Moderate to Adventurous

  • Altitude: Kalapathar 5,545

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