Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Feel the Luxury and Shorten your Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Duration Duration 11 Days
Meals Meals
  • 09 Dinners
  • 08 Lunches
  • 10 Breakfasts
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 02 nights hotel
  • 09 nights eco-lodge
Activites Activities
  • Trek to EBC
  • Flyback by Heli
  • Sightseeing
Price Reduced US$ 2990 Price Starts From US$ 2690
Destination Destination
Difficulty Difficulty
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
5545 M. Kala Patthar
Activities Activity
Start and Point Start/End Point
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
1 - 8 People
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Helicopter
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
6-7 hours trek

Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter Return is one of the short treks for Everest Base Camp, mainly focused on those who want to experience the adventure with limited time/holidays. We assure you that this glorious and challenging adventure is well worth your time and money.

From the Everest base camp trek with helicopter return, you can experience the mountain glory from every angle.  The trail starts from Lukla to the Everest base camp, where you are confronted with the breathtaking sceneries as you ascend the tail, looking up to the magnificent Himalayan peaks, contrasting with an outstanding skyline view from the helicopter on the way back to Kathmandu.

Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return Highlights

  • Witnessing the majestic culture and rich tradition of the Kathmandu Valley
  • A family-like journey with our team of experienced guides and crew
  • Exploring the raw beauty of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, and other peaks
  • Become familiar with the legends of the Himalayas and Sherpas, who have a vibrant and wealthy experience of the journey.
  • Shopping at Namche Bazaar is a crucial trade section for the Sherpas.
  • Comfort and good food from well-appointed hotels and lodges
  • The feeling of victory and triumph as you ascend the route to the base camp
  • An unmatched experience of flights to Lukla and flying back by helicopter from Kala Patthar

As Mt. Everest is the highest peak globally, reaching the Everest Base Camp is a massive achievement. The thrilling journey begins from Lukla, encountering exciting trails through the dense forest, ethnic Sherpa villages, and tranquil green forest. Deep canyons and fast-flowing rivers accompany you. Contrasting with the cold and barren region at the foot of the great mountain peaks. This adventure also allows you to discover the rural mountain lifestyle of Nepalese people.

View from Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

From the Everest base camp trek with helicopter return, you get the combined view of all the glistening mountain peaks, including Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt Lhotse 8516 m, Mt. Nuptse 7855m, Mt. Pumori 7161m, Mt. Changaste 7550m, Mt. Lingerie 6679m, Mt. Amadablam 6856m, Mt. Thamserku 6723m, Mt.Kongde 6011m, Mt.Twache peak 6367m, Mt. Cholaste 6335m, Island peak 6179m, Lobuche peak 6145m.

Also, Pokalde peak, 5806m, and Honku south peak, 6119m. These are the major towering peaks. In addition, the stunning views of the trail you have trekked through and the steep terraces of cultivated lands from the Aerial view. After leaving your footprint on the lap of Everest base camp, you will fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival and transfer to hotel

    A Peregrine Tour Nepal representative will greet and welcome you as soon as you have passed through customs at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). They will accompany you back to your Hotel.

    This evening there will be a pre-arranged meeting hosted at the hotel to brief you about the tour and the arrangements and ensure you have all the necessary hiking kit. You will have the opportunity to communicate and get to know your fellow companions well. We will also introduce you to your team members, who will guide you on this Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return. We will provide some soft drinks and snacks.

    You’ll have to submit your documents and complete the remaining formalities today, particularly your travel insurance information.

    Meals: Not Included

  • Day 02: Lukla flight and trek up to Phakding (2651 meters) 8 km distance, 3 hours trek

    This morning we will transfer to the airport for a 35-45 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This small flight is majestic and thrilling, starting with the rooftops in Kathmandu, followed by the beautiful mountain peaks.

    We will meet our other team members on arrival in Lukla (2860m). Once we are all organized, we start trekking to Phakding village. The trek lasts for 3-4 hours, and we witness the sacred mountain Khumbila (5751m) from the town of Cheplung; we come across the DudhKoshi river, and a gradual walk leads us to Phakding village.

    From Phakding village, we can have a sight of Kusum Kangraru Mountain. The town in the north valley of Lukla has several quality lodges, hotels, and guest houses for tourists and trekkers. We will stay the night here.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 03: Trek to Namche (3440 meters) 11km distance, Approx. 7 hours

    We will start heading towards Namche Bazaar just after our breakfast. Hiking today, it soon becomes evident how truly exquisite the mountains are and brings you a sense of excitement about what is to come. We pass along lovely pine forests and revealed land. Cross a steel suspension bridge up above the glacial river, DudhKoshi.

    Also, we will trek along the BhoteKoshi, a sister in the Koshi river system. As we continue our journey, mountains like Mt. Nupla (5885m) and Kongde Ri (6093m) rise to give us magnificent views of themselves. Furthermore, we cross Kusum Khola and witness Mt. Kusum Kangraru to the east, at the head of the valley. We will come across some fields of donkeys and yaks loaded with trek gear and trading goods.

    If you haven’t seen the Mani stones, you’re about to be addressed by the holy mantra of Buddhists and Brahmins, “Om Mani Padme Hum,” which translates to “Hail to the jewel in the lotus.” We also see Mt. Thamserku (6808m) at a turn in the trail. We cross the Monjo pass; we enter the Sagarmatha National Park, where we can look forward to rich vegetation and wildlife like red pandas, yaks, etc.

    Then we commence our ascent to the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar. The essential trade section for the Tibetans and Sherpas living around the valley. If the weather is just beautiful and we are lucky enough, we might catch our first glimpse of Mt. Everest.

    We will spend the next two nights in Namche Bazaar and take some time to acclimatize and relax.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 04: Acclimatization day to avoid high altitude for coming days

    Today we will spend acclimatizing to the thinning air. However, there are plenty of things we can do in Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the main trading center in the region and is a busy, thriving village with several museums, bakeries/ coffee houses, a monastery, and of course, the market. Our guides can accompany you to the museum, where you can get an introduction and idea of traditional Sherpa life.

    We can trek up to Syangboche and the Everest View Hotel, located at the highest altitude in the world. It provides a glimpse of mountains like Everest and many others.

    Similarly, if we hike along Sagarmatha National Park, we can catch a sunrise view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, AmaDablam, and many more. Up the hill from Syangboche, a viewpoint provides a panoramic view of the Namche village.

    In the evening, we can roam around the colorful Namche Bazaarpick up any last-minute bargains. Tea or coffee in Namche Bazaar is considered the most important thing to do, so we will provide your morning and evening cups.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3870 meters) 10km distance, Approx. 6 hours

    As we head towards Tengbochetoday, our journey is full of unobstructed scenes and scenarios of the Himalayas, like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and others.

    We descend along the DudhKoshi River and ascend with the equally vibrant forests covered by Rhododendron Trees. As we continue on our trail passing through various Sherpa Villages, we take a sneak peek at their culture and lifestyle. Tengboche village is also well known for the largest monastery in the region, Tengboche Monastery.

    It is a spiritual hub for the people of the Khumbu region. It is surrounded by beautiful forests and holds great significance to the Sherpas. We will stay in Tengboche for the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4360 meters) 9 km distance, Approx. 5 hours

    This morning, we begin our descent towards Dingboche from Tengboche. The majestic Himalayas and scenes of forests and rhododendrons still accompany us. It’s a steep trek down ImjaKhola, a part of the DudhKoshi River that takes us to Pangboche.

    Because the village is directly opposite Mt. Ama Dablam, we’ll be rewarded with a panoramic view of the peak. This trek also blesses us with Buddhist pilgrims, monasteries, and gompa in Pangboche and sacred Mani walls.

    As we arrive in Dingboche, we witness the alluring beauty of the crop fields. It is also known as the “Summer Valley” in the region and has a kilometer of stone walls built to protect crops from cold wind and grazing animals. We’ll stay in Dingboche for the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 07: Dingboche 2nd acclimatization day

    The Dingboche village is a beautiful place for trekkers and mountaineers heading for Mt. Everest, AmaDablam, and ImjaTse. It is a vegetation village surrounded by stone walls that protect crops like buckwheat, barley, and potatoes. We will be spending a whole day here acclimatizing ourselves.

    There are plenty of things to occupy us today. We can trek up Nagerjun Hill to see the mountains like Makalu, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, etc. We can also hike to an old Buddhist heritage, Nangar Dzong. Furthermore, a peak can be easily climbed by foot, Dolma Ri.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4940 meters) 7 km distance, Approx. 6 hours

    After resting yesterday, we continued to embark on our expedition. Coming across the snow-capped peaks of Cholatse and Tawache, the road and the places grow more remote than in the lower region.

    Now we witness mountain peaks like Khumutse, Mahalangur Himal, Lingtren, and the blessed sunset view on Pumori. Mt. Nuptse awaits us on the journey. The trek gets a little easier and more comfortable towards the end as we get to the valley of Lobuche. We spend our night in Lobuche.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep (5170 meters) and EBC (5364 meters) 13 km distance, Approx 8 hours

    As the sun’s rays shimmer down upon the ranges, we will have started our journey. This day is vigorous but not without its rewards. The entire valley turns golden to show us the golden Himalayas.

    This trek takes strength due to the thinning air and can be misleading. But we can rely on experienced Sherpas for support and advice. As we trek along Khumbu Glacier, after about 3 hours, we reach a settlement called “Gorak Shep,” a simple resting place with a few dotted lodges and breathtaking mountain scenes.

    Our expedition does not stop there; we continue trekking along the Khumbu Glacier, leading us to the Everest Base Camp. It cannot get any bigger. We experience pure magic and exhilaration in the form of mountains, the colorful camps contrasting the grey lands. Take photos, meet new people, and make cherished memories. Just roam around the place and admire it.

    Then we trek back down towards Gorak Shep and spend our night there.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 10: Trek to Kala Patthar (5545 meters) for sunrise view and fly back to Kathmandu

    Today we woke up early for the walk to Kala Patthar in the dark with cold temperatures and chilly wind. After a moderate hike of 2-3 hours, we reach Kalapatthar. The view from the summit is outstanding as the sun rises; every peak reveals itself, including Mt. Everest.

    After enjoying the magnificent mountain panorama, we get back to Gorak Shep. We will take a helicopter ride where you can experience the combined view of all the mountains from the sky.

    We fly over the serene waters of the Gokyo Lakes and the stunning view of the trails you trekked. Leaving your footsteps on the lap of the Everest base camp, you will fly back to Kathmandu.

    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 11: Final departure

    Time to say farewell. The day of departure has arrived. You have some time to collect some souvenirs after breakfast. Later that day, one of our representatives will escort you back to the airport. It is better to get there two hours before the departure time.


What's included

    • Domestic and International Airport pick-up and drop by private vehicle
    • Three-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at BB Plan as per itinerary
    • Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and airport taxes
    • Chartered Helicopter from Gorakshep as per itinerary
    • Three-time meals with lodge during trekking
    • An experienced and well-trained trekking guide and porter in a 2:1 ratio
    • Guide and Porter’s wages, accommodation, and insurance during trekking
    • Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return tour Permit, Local taxes, TIMS, and all other paperwork
    • First Aid medical kit for trekkers and trekking crew member
    • All government taxes, VAT, and office service charge

What is excluded

    • Food in Kathmandu, except for breakfast
    • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu because, for any reason
    • International flight fare, travel insurance, and visa fee
    • All types of personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills, any types of beverage, hot shower in the trekking area, etc
    • Tipping for guide, porter, and driver
    • All other costs which are not included in the price include parts.


You will get a three-star category hotel for two nights with breakfast and the best available teahouses during the Everest Base Camp Trek. All accommodation is based on twin sharing. We can provide single accommodation upon request with a supplement of USD 300. (this is not guaranteed during busy times in the upper region of the trekking area).

Meals during Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Three meals will be provided during our Everest Base camp Trek, and one welcome/farewell dinner with breakfast is included in Kathmandu. Breakfast and dinner will be served in the guesthouses during trekking, and lunch will be on the way. You will get one main course and tea/coffee/hot chocolate for Lunch and Dinner and a buffet breakfast in the guesthouse. Nepalese, Tibetan, and typical continental cuisines will be on the menu for you to choose from.

Route Map

Everest base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Trek

Departure Dates

We have daily departures for private trips, so we recommend booking it according to your schedule. We do not need a minimum group size for the private trip and won’t charge additional charges for a solo traveler.

Please let us know if you need additional services like pre/post accommodation, domestic flight, Everest Mountain Flight, adventurous sports, sightseeing, etc. Please fill out this customized form for your convenience.

Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.

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    Essential Information

    Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

    Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is a moderate-level trek, and it is suitable for enthusiastic hikers. The hiker must be able to walk at least 5-6 hours per day with their light bag. On some days, you need to walk for 8-9 hours. You can see the detail in our itinerary.

    Trekking at a higher altitude is more complicated than hiking at a lower level. However, if you are in excellent health, have average physical fitness, are optimistic about hiking, and have muscular strength of mind, you will complete the Everest base camp trek with a helicopter return journey.

    Technical skills and experience are not required for this trek. However, jogging and simple exercise are recommended two weeks before if you have no previous hiking experience.

    You must consult your doctor before you book an Everest base camp trek with a helicopter return trip if you have a heart problem, lung, and blood disease. Also, if you are an elder or child with poor physical fitness and still want to trek to Everest Base Camp, you may need to customize this trek. Please feel free to send details of yourself; we will provide a personalized trekking package for you and try our best to make your tour memorable and successful.

    Best Time for the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

    The best time for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is autumn (September, October, and November) and spring (March, April, and May). In these two seasons, the weather is sunny and warm, and high possibility of seeing unobstructed mountain views. In high altitudes, nights are cold in all seasons.

    Cold is a big issue for a trekker in winter (December, January, and February). EBC Trek in summer (June, July, and August) or monsoon will be affected by rain, but trekking is best for a botanist this season. Everest Trekking routes are crowded in the autumn and summer, but the trekking routes are not packed during winter and summer.

    Start dates and costs

    We can arrange this Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return at the last minute, but booking is highly recommended. The prices vary on the group size and the required service. So, please feel free to contact us for the start date and cost.

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    Marcel Vogler

    Incredible Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

    We had a fantastic trip to Everest Base Camp Trek with an incredible helicopter ride! Our guide Mingmar was knowledgeable, helpful, & funny and helped us navigate the local culture, a challenging trail, & a fantastic adventure. The trekking was tricky and ended with a challenging hike up to a beautiful morning view of Everest and a scenic ride back to Lukla.

    I highly recommend Peregrine Treks to everyone planning to Nepal for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return tour.

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    Robert S. Thompkins
    United States

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

    I just completed this 11-day Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter return. Peregrine Treks and Expedition organized the trip very well. Being a regular trekker, I found the trek challenging at some sections, but all the tiredness and stress went away by the breathtaking views of the Himalayas on reaching EBC. During the entire trek, I found myself safe with the guide and porters provided by the Peregrine Treks. They were very friendly and helpful throughout the trek. On the 10th day, I flew back to Kathmandu via Helicopter from Gorakshep. The views of the stunning snow-capped mountains from the helicopter were just exquisite. I am very thankful to Peregrine Treks and the team for making my trip successful.

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    Nea Kauppi

    Memorable EBC Heli Trek

    I had incredible trekking with Peregrine Treks. The views during the trek seem out of this world, and you come away amazed. Everything was handled with complete care, and our lead guide Dawa Sherpa was knowledgeable and helpful at every stage. He constantly checked to ensure you were doing alright, and if people became sick, he looked after you. I can’t say enough about Dawa and his team of assistant guides and porters if you can ask him.

    Accommodation in the Everest Region is simple but best, and the foods are hygienic. We were lucky enough to be put in with a great group of mixed ages and countries of origin, and we all became quick friends. If you have been thinking about this trip, lock it in. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed with Peregrine Treks and Tours with an experienced and trained guide.

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    Martha F. Gower
    Baldwin Park, United States

    Complecated but Highly Recommended Trek

    We recently completed this Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter Return with Peregrine Treks. We had several complications with the flights and the itinerary due to terrible weather, but the organization handled them satisfactorily. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is a lovely path, but it isn’t easy. The ascent over Dingboche was a near-death experience. Overall, we are pleased with the firm and the organization. Thank you, Guide Nima and the entire Nepalese crew members and our beloved trekkers from different countries. We won’t get any hassles flying back from Gorak Shep to Kathmandu.

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