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
Nepal
Difficulty Difficulty
Moderate
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
5545 M. Kala Patthar
Activities Activity
Trekking
Start and Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
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 on limited holidays. We assure you that the heavenly experience and challenging adventure are worth your time and money.

From the Everest base camp trek with helicopter return, you can experience the mountain glory from every angle. As the trails start from Lukla to the Everest base camp, you can explore the breathtaking sceneries through the ascending steps, which look up to the peaks and the other angles of the skyline view from a 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
  • Being familiar with the legends of the Himalayas, Sherpas who have a vibrant experience of the journey and ascend
  • Shopping at Namche Bazaar, which is a crucial trade section to the Sherpas, the people of the Himalayas
  • Comfort with well-accommodated hotels and lodges and relaxing in a vibrant and appealing environment
  • The feeling of victory and triumph as you ascend the route to the base camp
  • An unmatched experience of flight  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 through different trails through the dense forest, ethnic Sherpa village, fast-flowing rivers, stunning landscapes, tranquil green forest, deep canyons, and the cold and barren region at the feet 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, are the major towering peaks that instill a lifetime memory. Moreover, the stunning lining views of the trail you have trekked through and the steep terraces cultivated lands from the Aerial view. Leaving your footstep 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 land at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA).

    The day you check in, a pre-arranged meeting will be hosted at the hotel to brief you about the tour, and the arrangements for the required kits will be made. We will introduce you to our team members, who will guide you on Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return.

    Drinks and Snacks will be arranged, and you will be added to the remaining trek members — a much-needed time to communicate and get to know your fellow companions well. You’ll have to submit your documents and complete the remaining formalities on this day, so no further inconveniences occur.

    Meals: Not Included

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

    We will be moved to the airport for a 35-45 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This small flight is majestic and thrilling, with the beauties of mountain peaks starting from Kathmandu rooftops.

    We will meet our other team after our arrival upon Lukla (2860m). On the same day, we start trekking for the 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 Dudh Koshi 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 there for the night and the day after and continue our expedition.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: Civil Aviation of Nepal has decided to do the Lukla flight from only Ramechhap Airport. So, we will provide Kathmandu to Ramechhap vehicle and a flight to Lukla from Ramechhap Airport.
  • Day 03: Trek to Namche (3440 meters) 11km distance, Approx. 7 hours

    We will start heading towards Namche Bazaar just after our breakfast. It is the day we become evident in the promising exquisiteness of the mountains. We pass along lovely pine forests and revealed land. Cross a steel suspension bridge up above the glacial river, Dudh Koshi.

    Also, trek along Bhote Koshi, a sister of the Koshi family. As we embark on our journey, mountains like Mt. Nupla (5885m) and Kongde Ri (6093m) rise to give us a sight of themselves. Furthermore, we cross Kusum Khola and witness Mt. Kusum Kangraru to the east, the head of the valley. We come across some fields of donkeys and yaks loaded with trek gears and trading goods.

    If you haven’t seen the Mani stones, you’re about to be addressed to 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 of 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.

    It is an adventure trek, breathtaking and rewarding as well. But this is just the beginning of what is to come. We will rest, relax, and stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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

    This day we will spend acclimatizing in the thinning air. However, there are plenty of things we can do in Namche Bazaar. Our guides can escort you to the museum, where you can catch an 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, Ama Dablam, and many more. We can also find a panoramic view of the Namche village up the hill from Syangboche.

    We can roam around the colorful Namche Bazaar to catch a bargain in the evening. Tea or coffee in Namche Bazaar is considered the most important thing to do, so we set the morning and evening cups with us.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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

    As we head towards Tengboche this day, this 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 Dudh Koshi River and ascend with the equally vibrant forests covered by Rhododendron Trees in Tengboche. We continue our trail along with various Sherpa Villages and 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. We’re still accompanied by the majestic Himalayas and scenes of forests and rhododendrons. It’s a steep trek down Imja Khola, a part of the Dudh Koshi River that takes us to Pangboche.

    The village is directly opposite Mt. Ama Dablam, so we’ll be rewarded with an immersive view of the summit. This trek also blesses us with Buddhist pilgrims, monasteries, and gompa in Pangboche and sacred Mani walls.

    As we arrive in Dingboche, we witness some alluring beauty of the crop fields. It is also known as the “Summer Valley” of 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 for Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and Imja Tse. 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.

    However, there are many things to do for the whole day. 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 for a while, we continue 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.

    Then we witness mountain peaks like Khumutse, Mahalangur Himal, Lingtren, and the Pumori. Mt. Nuptse also waits for the blessed sunset view for us on the journey. The trek gets easy and 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 would have started our journey. This day is vigorous in itself. 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. As we trek along Khumbu Glacier, after about 3 hours, we reach a settlement called “Gorak Shep,” a simple resting place with very few dotted lodges and breathtaking mountain scenes.

    Our expedition does not stop here; trekking a bit more time along the Khumbu Glacier leads us to the Everest Base Camp. It cannot get any bigger. We experience pure magic 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 down our way towards Gorak Shep again and spend our night there.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 10: Trek to Kalapather (5545 meters) for sunrise view and fly back to Lukla by Helicopter

    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 adorable. Every peak is revealing in 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 explore the combined view of all the mountains from the skyline.
    We fly over the serene waters of the Gokyo Lakes and the stunning lining view of the trails that you have trekked. Leaving your footsteps on the lap of the Everest base camp, you will fly back to Ramechhap (Manthali Airport). Your guide will take you to Kathmandu for Sightseeing.

    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

    Note: There is not direct flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. So, we will provide Lukla - Ramechhap flight and drive back to Kathmandu in a car or Hiace.
  • Day 11: Final departure

    Time to say farewell. The day of departure has arrived. You have some time to collect some souvenirs and have 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.

    Meals: Breakfast


Includes/Excludes

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 and Flyback by helicopter 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.

Accommodation

You will get a three-star category hotel for two nights with breakfast and the best available teahouses during the Everest Base Camp Trek and fly back by Helicopter. All accommodations are based on twin sharing and will provide a single supplement upon request with a USD 700 additional cost. We won’t guarantee a single supplement during the Everest Base Camp Trek and fly back by Helicopter tour, but we will try our best.

Meals during Everest Base Camp Trek and fly back by Helicopter

Three meals will be provided during the Everest Base camp Trek and fly back by Helicopter, 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; you can choose that.


Route Map

Everest base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Trek

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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.

    Hiking at a higher altitude is more challenging than lower elevation; however, you can finish this trek successfully with good health, average physical fitness, optimism towards hiking, and muscular strength of mind. Technical skills and experience are not required for this trek. However, jogging and simple exercising are highly recommended before two weeks if you have no previous hiking experience.

    You must consult your doctor before this trek 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 need to customize this trek. Please feel free to detail 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 the unobstructed mountain with fresh eyes. In high altitudes, nights are cold in all seasons.

    Cold is a big issue for a trekker in winter (December, January, and February). The other parts are pretty good. 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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    Reviews

    Rated 5 out of 5
    April 22, 2022

    I simply had incredible trekking with Peregrine Treks. The views during the trek seem out of this world and you come away awestruck. Everything was handled with full care and our lead guide Dawa Sherpa was knowledgeable and helpful at every stage. He was always checking to make sure 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 have the chance to ask him. Accommodation in the Everest Region is simple but best and foods are also hygienic. We were lucky enough to be put in with a great group of mixed ages and countries of origin and and we all became quick friends. If you have been thinking about this trip just 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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    Antonio Patterson
    Rated 5 out of 5
    March 24, 2022

    I just completed this 12 day Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return. Peregrine Treks and Expedition organized the trip very well. Being a regular trekker, I found the trek tough at some sections but all the tiredness and stress went away by the breath-taking views of the Himalays 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 Lukla via Helicopter from Gorakshep. The views of the stunning snow-capped mountains from the helicopter was just exquisit. I am very thankful to Peregrine Treks and the team for making my trip successful.

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    Shaun Wells
    Rated 5 out of 5
    February 24, 2022

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

    I highly recommend to Peregrine Treks to everyone who are planning to travel Nepal.

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    The best experience we had with Peregrine was the whole tour of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek was tailor-made for our requirements; all our requests were reviewed, discussed, and accepted and, in some instances, with a better recommendation.

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