Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 9 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 5,364 meters (17,598 feet)
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel + Teahouse
  • Transport Flight
  • Best Season March - May, Sep-Nov

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Cost 2024/2025

Have you ever imagined waking up with great views of glistening snow-capped Himalayan mountains accompanied by freshly brewed coffee? Then, the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is the ideal package for you. We have designed our Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return itinerary, including an overnight stay in the most beautiful villages in the Khumbu region. On Everest Base Camp trekking, you get to spend the night in comfortable lodges constructed to provide accommodations in the Himalayas. The trek is led by an English-speaking expert mountain guide that ensures your safety during the venture. The interactions with locals, the enchanting mountain landscapes, the fluttering prayer flags, and the serenity of the Himalayas all make the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return a fantastic holiday. 

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From here, you trek to Namche Bazar via Phakding. Here, you will get a chance to look into the unique and simple lifestyle of Sherpa people. Along with that, you will also come across the ancient culture and traditions of the locals that are thriving in every corner of the region.  In Namche Bazaar, we have an acclimatization day and a side excursion to Hotel Everest View. The trail will then take you to the Tengboche monastery, built in 1916 by Lama Gulu. This is the oldest and the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region and has huge importance. 

As you will walk towards the lap of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m), you get to indulge in the sensational Himalayan landscape. The trail is extremely beautiful and packed with a diverse range of flora and fauna. Rivers, streams, suspension bridges, old-wooden bridges, and prayer wheels add more life to the route.   Likewise, you will get to see panoramic views of numerous mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,162 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), etc. 

Upon reaching Everest Base Camp, you hike up to the very famous Kala Patthar Viewpoint from where you get to witness 360-degree views of Everest and glorious sunrise. After exploring, you take a scenic heli ride back to Kathmandu.  During these few days, you will find yourself in calm and tranquil surroundings that will let you unwind and reflect on your life. The Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is an adventurous and once-in-a-lifetime journey that one should definitely go on. For information regarding the trek, kindly contact us anytime.

Major Highlights

  • Take a once in a lifetime thrilling flight to Lukla
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park enjoying drivese range of flora and fauna
  • Explore the tourist hub of Khumbu region, Namche Bazar
  • Experience ancient Sherpa culture and their simple mountain lifestyle
  • Visit the oldest and the biggest monastery of Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery
  • Trek through beautiful mountain villages
  • Reach the lap of world’s highest mountain, Everest Base Camp
  • Witness gorgeous sunrise from Kala Patthar
  • Get to see panoramic views of the Himalayas and fantastic landscapes
  • Helicopter flight to Lukla from Kala Patthar
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Altitude: 2,846 m

Trek distance: 6.2 km/3.8 miles

Duration: 35 minutes flight & 3 hours trek

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

To begin the trek, you take a thrilling flight that will lead you to the starting point of the trek, Lukla. This short flight offers one of the most beautiful views of the Himalayas. From here, the trail descends to Phakding via Cheplung village. You get to see superb views of Mt. Khumbila and Kusum Kanguru on the way. 

    Altitude: 3,440 m

    Trek distance: 7.4 km/4.6 miles

    Duration: 6 hours

    Accommodation: Lodge

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    After having breakfast, you begin ascending through small villages like Jorsale and Monjo. From Monjo onwards, Sagarmatha National Park begins. The trail passes by the park crossing several bridges and streams. While trekking, you get to see a diverse range of flora and fauna. Namche Bazar will welcome you with stunning views of Konde Ri and Mt. Thamserku. 


      Altitude: 3,962 m

      Duration: 4-5 hours

      Accommodation: Lodge

      Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

      You spend an extra day in Namche Bazar for acclimatization. You will explore the village and its surrounding areas. There are many hiking options like Everest View Hotel, Syangboche Airstrip, etc near Namche Bazar that lead to different viewpoints, from where you can see breath-taking views of snow-capped peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc. Also, make sure to visit Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum. 


        Altitude: 3,860 m

        Trek distance: 9.2 km/5.7 miles

        Duration:  5 hours

        Accommodation: Lodge

        Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

        The trail from Namche Bazar ascends and takes you to Phungki Thanka. Following the right side of the Dudh Koshi River, you pass by dense forests of rhododendron to reach Tengboche. From this village, you can see various Himalayan mountains. You will visit the Tengboche monastery, which is the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. 


          Altitude: 4,410 m

          Trek distance: 12 km/7.45 miles

          Duration: 5 hours

          Accommodation: Lodge

          Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

          Crossing the Imja River over a suspension bridge, you gradually ascend to Dingboche village, which is also known as the Summer Valley. The trail offers wonderful views of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Island Peak, etc. 


            Altitude: 4,940 m

            Trek distance: 8.5 km/5.2 miles

            Duration: 5-6 hours

            Accommodation: Lodge

            Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

            The trail from Dingboche moves to Dhungla. Passing by the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche village, you climb to Chupki Lhara. Further, enjoying the marvelous views of the snow-covered mountains, you reach Lobuche village, situated on the lap of Mt. Lobuche. 

              Altitude: 5,364 m

              Trek distance: 15 km/9.32 miles

              Duration: 8 hours

              Accommodation: Lodge

              Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

              Today is the big day as the trail will lead you to the lap of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest. From Lobuche, you gradually ascend and reach Gorak Shep. The trail then moves along the glacier moraine and reaches the base camp. You can get to see stunning views of the Himalayas along with Khumbu Icefall from the Everest Base Camp. After spending some time here, you drop down to Gorak Shep for a night's stay.


                Altitude: 5,644 m

                Duration: 30 minutes

                Accommodation: Lodge

                Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

                Wake up early in the morning and hike to Kala Patthar to witness a glorious sunrise. The trail that leads to Kala Patthar will be rugged and snowy. Upon reaching Kala Patthar, you get to see a sensational panorama of Mt. Everest and many other mountains. Later, you will have breakfast and take a thrilling heli ride back to Lukla. During the flight, you get to see aerial views of the Himalayas.

                • Max. Altitude: 5,643 m

                Altitude: 1,400 m

                Duration: 35 minutes flight

                Accommodation: Hotel

                Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner

                The trek has ended, and now it's time to fly back to Kathmandu. An early morning flight takes you back to Kathmandu. Our team will drop you at the hotel. Enjoy the remaining day relaxing and shopping. We have a team dinner in the evening that marks the farewell of your trip to Nepal. 


                  What's Included
                  • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
                  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
                  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
                  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu domestic airport tax and Helicopter flight from Goreshep to Lukla).
                  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
                  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
                  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
                  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
                  • First aid medical kit.
                  • Duffle bag, if necessary.
                  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
                  • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
                  What's not Included
                  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
                  • Your Travel insurance.
                  • Lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu.
                  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
                  • Sweet things like chocolate.
                  • Hot shower during the trekking.
                  • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
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                  Start DateTuesdayApr 23, 2024End DateWednesdayMay 01, 2024PricePriceUS $2500StatusAvailabilityAvailable
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                  Start DateMondayApr 29, 2024End DateTuesdayMay 07, 2024PricePriceUS $2500StatusAvailabilityAvailable
                  Useful Information

                  Best time to do the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

                  As the trek is in the Himalayan region, the spring and autumn is the perfect time for the 9 days Everest trekking with helicopter return. The spring (March-May) is a beautiful season that welcomes warm temperature and blooming of new flowers. The trekkers will be able to explore beautiful nature and mesmerizing views in this season. The perfect weather in spring makes the trekking easy and comfortable. The autumn (Sept-Nov) is also a great trekking season with the average temperature, clear skies and stunning views of the Himalayas. The winter and monsoon seasons are not much recommended. As the winter season (Dec-Feb) is the coldest time of the year you will be experiencing heavy snowfalls while trekking. While in the monsoon season (June-Aug) the rainfall may bring obstacles in the trek. The flights might also get delayed in theses seasons due to poor weather conditions. So, if you want the best experience for the 9 days Mount Everest base camp trek with helicopter return then we highly suggest you to do the trek in spring and autumn seasons.

                  Packing lists for the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

                  Here are the lists of some of the necessary equipments to pack for the Everest base camp trek with return by helicopter:

                  • Down jackets, rain coat, wind proof jacket, quick dry t shirt
                  • Long sleeve shirt, trekking trousers, trekking boots, warm socks
                  • Hat, scarf, gloves, sunglasses, under wears,
                  • Face wipes, quick dry towel, sanitizer, toilet paper
                  • Cell phone, cameras, torch light, power banks, water bottles
                  • Medical kits, water purification tablets
                  • Sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm, hair brush, etc.
                  • Extra money and many other necessary personal equipments and valuable accessories.

                  Accommodations during the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

                  You will be staying at the lodges/ teahouses along the trekking trail. The facilities are good at the teahouses but as you will reach the higher altitude you will get basic and simple accommodation. The rooms are cozy, clean and comfortable. The rooms have warm blankest, pillows and offers amazing scenery. The bathrooms and toilets are clean and comfortable. Most teahouses/ lodges have sharing bathrooms and toilets.

                  Foods and Meals on Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

                  In the trekking trail you can enjoy varieties of foods at the teahouses and lodges. The most popular food is authentic Nepalese food Dal bhat. Beside that you can have other varieties of western style foods like: noodles, pasta, thukpa, momos, pancake, etc. You will also get varieties of hot and cold drinks like: ginger tea, milk tea, black tea, etc. You can order anything from the menu. The foods are hygienic and served with warm hospitality.

                  Drinking water during Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

                  While doing the trek the drinking water is available in the teahouses/ lodges. Mineral water and boiled water is the best and the safest option in the Everest base camp trek. You can buy the boiled water or fill the tap water. You should drink the tap water only after using purification tablets.

                  Electricity, wifi and charging Facilities on Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

                  There are availability of wifi and electricity at the teahouses and lodges. Most of the tea houses/ lodges take extra charge for using the wifi and electricity services. You can charge your electronic devices with extra costs. The internet at the higher elevations is not much reliable.

                  Guides and Porters for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

                  Welcome Nepal Treks provide responsible caring, knowledgeable and professional guides to the trekkers for 9 days Everest Base Camp trek with return by helicopter. The guide will help and show you the best routes and provide information about the local cultures and traditions. We also provide porter if you can’t carry your luggage. Porters will help you by carrying your heavy bags on the trek. Your trek will be much easier, safer and comfortable with the professional guides and porters.

                  Travel insurance for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

                  Welcome Nepal Treks recommend you to have good travel insurance while doing the 9 days Everest base camp trek with helicopter return. Unpredictable incident like: Avalanches, landslides, unpredictable weather might cause injuries and health issues. So in such cases travel insurance will make you feel safe and secured.

                  How safe is Everest base camp trekking with return back by helicopter

                  The Mount Everest base camp trekking with return by helicopter is a safe trekking adventure of 9 days. Welcome Nepal Treks has a well experienced team. We organize, manage and execute everything in a professional way. We provide the professional guides who will ensure your safety throughout the trek. Our guides will also carry medical kits in case of basic injuries. While returning back by helicopter, the pilot will be well experienced and professional.

                  Tipping in Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

                  Tipping is the reward given to the service provider for their good works and great services. Here, during the 9 days Everest trekking you will meet incredible guides and porters who will put all their efforts in providing you the best services and making your journey full of fun. If you loved their work and services then you can give them small amount of tips. The tips will make them happy and encourage them to work even better. The tips will be expected by the guides and porters after trying their best and providing the best service. However, it is completely your choice.

                  Why to do Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

                  The Everest base camp trek with helicopter return is a very exciting package to do in Nepal. The trekking journey offers a great adventurous experience. The natural and cultural beauty of the Everest region is just simply amazing. the trek takes you through The trek provide natural thrill as the trekkers will pass through breathtaking landscapes, snow-capped mountains, icefalls, glaciers, Buddhist monasteries, traditional Sherpa villages, flora and fauna. Trekkers will get to live in a dream come true moment as they will be witnessing the world’s highest mountain from the closest and the best angle possible. The return back by helicopter make this package more entertaining and thrilling. While returning back you will get a thrilling experience and perfect aerial view of the Everest region. Overall the 9 days Everest base camp trek with helicopter return is a great package, you must do this trek at least once in a lifetime.

                  Why Welcome Nepal Treks for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

                  Welcome Nepal Treks is a well experienced trekking agency. We have designed an interesting 9 days Everest base camp trek package with helicopter return. Our company ensures full safety of the customers and make sure to make their trip memorable. We organize the tours and treks at the best price with high quality services. We provide professional and much trained and well experienced guides and porters to make your journey enjoyable and fun. From picking up in airport, lodging, transportation to dropping at the airport for departure; everything will be done in a professional ways. We guarantee the best services, and provide the best trekking trip that you will never forget.