Trekking to Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return 8 Days

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 8 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal

Trekking to Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return 8 Days 

8 Days Mount Everest Base Camp Hike with Chopper Return Tour is an adventurous journey in the Khumbu region that leads to the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m). Everest Base Camp trekking is not only about trekking in the Himalayas but experiencing every corner of the Himalayas. From the rich culture and unique lifestyle of the locals to diverse vegetation and stunning Himalayan mountains. 

Over the years, the Everest Base Camp trek has shifted from trekking in the secluded region of the Himalayas to trekking in the lively Himalayas. 8 Days Mount Everest Base Camp Hike with Chopper Return Tour is a lifelong journey. The trail passes through dense forests of rhododendron, oak, pine, juniper, & firs, picturesque villages, and fine valleys, along with crossing several thrilling suspension bridges, cold and untamed rivers, and glacial streams. 

The tempting beauty of the region attracts thousands of travelers every year. Artistic monasteries, colorful prayer flags, ancient stupas, and chortens show the religious richness of the region. With the Welcome Nepal Trek team, you will get the most comprehensive 8 Days Mount Everest Base Camp Hike with Chopper Return Tour. 

Working in the travel & tour field in Nepal for over a decade has made us an expert in our field. While traveling with us, you will get the best service and highly experienced guides who will become more like a friend to you during the trek. You can contact us anytime for further information. We look forward to welcoming you.

You can also check out our short 5 days Everest base camp trekking and 6 days Everest base camp trek packages. 

Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return in Spring season

The Everest base camp trek with helicopter return in spring offers a mesmerizing experience. The spring season lasts from March-May. This season experiences moderate temperatures, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C in lower elevations during the daytime and slightly cooler temperatures at higher altitudes. You will get a great opportunity of witnessing beautiful flowers including Nepal national flower Rhododendron and vegetations during this season. Walk through the spectacular trail with the majestic view of the mountains, glaciers and beautiful environment. The vibrant scenery throughout the trip in spring season offers unforgettable experience.

Trek to Everest base camp with helicopter return in monsoon season

Trekking to Everest base camp with helicopter in monsoon season is not much preferable due to unfavorable weather conditions. The highest temperature of this season is around 16°C during the daytime. During this time of the year trekkers will experience frequent rainfalls which makes the trekking less enjoyable. The trails become slippery and rainfalls increase the challenges in the trek. The frequent rainfall, poor visibility makes the helicopter tour riskier and dangerous. The trekking trail and teahouses are very less crowded during this season, trekkers can enjoy walk in the peaceful nature.

Everest base camp trekking with helicopter return in autumn season

The months during autumn season (Sept-Nov) is considered as the busiest and best time for the Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return. The season offers moderate temperatures, clear skies and stunning views. The teahouses, lodges are quite busy during this season. The clear skies and high visibility allow trekkers to witness the beautiful views of sunrise and sunset over the astounding mountains. The fantastic weather and climate of the autumn season makes your Everest base camp trek helicopter return 100% successful and most enjoyable trip.

Everest base camp trek with helicopter return in winter season

The winter season (Dec-Feb) is an off season for the Everest base camp trek with return back by helicopter tour 8 days. The winter season from the month of Dec-Feb is the coldest time of the year that experiences heavy snow falls and extremely cold temperature -20°C. The heavy snowfall makes the visibility poor and landing difficult which may increase chance of risks. However, it is possible to do the trek during this season. Despite the cold weather the views of the snowcapped mountains during this season are heavenly beautiful. The trekking trails in this season are less crowded. Enjoy the excellent views in the peaceful nature.

Benefits of booking 8 days Everest base camp trek with helicopter return

Welcome Nepal Treks is a reputable and well-organized travel agency in Nepal. We have a team of professionals with experience of more than a decade. Trekkers don’t need to worry about anything during the trip as our team do best to satisfy the customers. Welcome Nepal treks kindly welcome you to join on this thrilling and exciting filled journey of 8 days Everest base camp trek with helicopter return. Here are some of the benefits of booking trip with us:

  • Free airport pickup and drop off service by private vehicle
  • Arrangement of accommodations in teahouses/ lodges throughout the trek
  • Helpful, friendly and well experienced guide and porter provided
  • sleeping bags, Down jackets, trekking pole, etc. if necessary
  • Organizing the trek with full safety and security
  • Everest base camp trek with helicopter package at reasonable price with high quality services

Major Highlights

 

  • A memorable flight to/from Lukla airport with breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas
  • Explore the diverse vegetation and wildlife of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Walk by beautiful Sherpa villages and ancient monasteries
  • Cross many suspension bridges and streams while trekking through rhododendron forests
  • Get to see the lifestyle of the mountain community and their traditions
  • Go on a hike to Khumjung monastery and visit the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region in Tengboche village
  • Explore the cold moraines and glaciers
  • Mark your presence at Everest base camp and hike to Kala Patthar
  • Witness stunning mountain views and diverse landscapes
  • Enjoy phenomenal helicopter flight back to Lukla from Kala Patthar
Itinerary

Everest Base Camp trek 8 days route

Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a short flight to Lukla. From here, you will trek to Phakding village and further move through Sagarmatha National Park to reach Namche Bazar. The trail then takes you to Tengboche and then to Dingboche villages. 

You will then reach Lobuche village, situated at the foot of Mt. Lobuche and head to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep. Next early in the morning, you will hike up to the Kala Patthar and take a thrilling helicopter flight back to Lukla.

 

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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

An early morning flight will take you to Lukla, from where the trek begins. You will meet other crew members at Lukla airport and begin trekking towards Phakding village. The trail mostly descends through lush forests and the Dudh Koshi river. You walk by remote villages and cross multiple bridges on the way. 

 

    Altitude: 3,440 m

    Trek distance: 7.4 km/4.6 miles

    Duration: 6 hours

    Accommodation: Lodge

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    You will continue trekking towards the very famous Namche Bazar. Today will be a tough walking day as you have to ascend via steep forested paths. Leaving Phakding behind, you will soon reach Monjo Village, from where the Sagarmatha National Park begins. Walking through the national park, you will cross several streams and rivers to reach your destination, Namche Bazaar.

     

      Altitude: 3,860 m

      Trek distance: 9.2 km/5.7 miles

      Duration:  5 hours

      Accommodation: Lodge

      Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

      From Namche Bazar, the trail ascends along the rushing glacial river, Dudh Koshi. Further trekking through beautiful forests of rhododendron and enjoying stunning views of snow-capped mountains, you will reach Tengboche. You will visit the ancient Tengboche monastery, where you will get to see embellished wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, robes of Lamas, and musical instruments. 

       

      • Max. Altitude: 3,867m
      • Day tour time:5 to 6 hours

      Altitude: 4,410 m

      Trek distance: 12 km/7.45 miles

      Duration: 5 hours

      Accommodation: Lodge

      Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

      The trail descends to Debuche, where you will cross a thrilling suspension bridge over Imja Khola. From here, you will ascend to Pangboche and continue walking towards the Summer Valley of Khumbu region, Dingboche. You will get to see superb views of mountains like Island Peak, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Mt. Lhotse.

       

        Altitude: 4,940 m

        Trek distance: 8.5 km/5.2 miles

        Duration: 5-6 hours

        Accommodation: Lodge

        Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

        Leaving Dingboche, ascend on a glacial path to Dughla. The trail then goes along the lateral moraine of Khumbu glacier, you will pass by memorial stones. The trail ascends to the Lobuche village, which is situated at the foot of Mt. Lobuche. The views of snow-capped mountains are phenomenal and will make the trek fantastic. 

          Altitude: 5,364 m

          Trek distance: 15 km/9.32 miles

          Duration: 8 hours

          Accommodation: Lodge

          Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

          Trekking along the Khumbu Glacier, you will ascend towards Everest Base Camp. On the way, you will pass by Gorakshep, which used to be the first base camp for Mt. Everest. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, you will get to witness stunning views of numerous Himalayan mountains. After spending some time at the base camp, you will descend to Gorak Shep for a night's stay. The trail retraces its way back to Gorak Shep. 

           

            Altitude: 5,644 m

            Duration: 30 minutes

            Accommodation: Lodge

            Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

            Today, you will wake up early in the morning and hike to Kala Patthar Viewpoint. The trail will be rugged, but upon reaching the top, you will get to see mesmerizing views of the Himalayan mountains. You will get to see a 360-degree view of snowy cliffs and one of the best perspectives of Mt. Everest. 

            After enjoying the view, the helicopter will pick you up from Kala Patthar. We fly over Everest base camp and Khumbu Icefall. Soon the flight turns towards Lukla and descends on Lukla airport. 

              Altitude: 1,400 m

              Duration: 35 minutes flight

              Accommodation: Hotel

              Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner

              An early morning flight will take you back to Kathmandu. You will see the views of the Himalayas for the last time. Upon landing at Kathmandu airport, you will head to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you. We meet you for the last time in the late evening to enjoy a farewell dinner. 

               

                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)
                Departure Dates
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                Start DateTuesdayApr 23, 2024End DateTuesdayApr 30, 2024PricePriceUS $2200StatusAvailabilityAvailable
                Start DateThursdayApr 25, 2024End DateThursdayMay 02, 2024PricePriceUS $2200StatusAvailabilityAvailable
                Start DateSaturdayApr 27, 2024End DateSaturdayMay 04, 2024PricePriceUS $2200StatusAvailabilityAvailable
                Start DateMondayApr 29, 2024End DateMondayMay 06, 2024PricePriceUS $2200StatusAvailabilityAvailable
                Useful Information

                Trekking to Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return 8 Days  difficulty

                 8 Days Mount Everest Base Camp Hike with Chopper Return Tour is a moderate to difficult journey. Prior trekking experience is suggested before going on the trek. If you are a novice trekker and want to do Everest Base Camp trek, make sure you have included enough rest days in between the trekking. 

                So, we suggest you check out our 14 days Everest base camp trek and luxury Everest base camp trek packages.

                There will be many ascends and descends through forested tail & steep paths. You have to cross several streams, rivers, villages, dense forests, moraines, and glacial paths.

                Trekking to Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return 8 Days Map

                 You can check our 8 Days Mount Everest Base Camp Hike with Chopper Return Tour map on our site for a pictorial view of the route you will follow during the Everest Base Camp trek 8 days with us. Our map is precisely designed to help you understand the route. 

                Trekking to Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return 8 Days  booking

                 We, Welcome Nepal Treks, have a different range of Everest Base Camp trek packages that vary as per the facilities & itinerary. Deluxe, Standard, and Budget are our three options. You can choose any of them as per your requirements. Have a look into our cost include and exclude sections on the package page to know more about the details. 

                You can customize the Everest base camp trek itinerary at your convenience, too, if you want. To book an 8 Days Mount Everest Base Camp Hike with Chopper Return Tour 2023/2024 departure, kindly send us your inquiry request. Our team will get back to you as soon as we receive your booking request. 

                Packing lists of equipment needed for 8 days Everest base camp trek with helicopter return.

                Packing the right trekking equipment is very necessary while trekking as it will make your trek safe and comfortable. Here is the list of some of the necessary trekking gears needed for 8 days Everest base camp trek with helicopter return:

                • T-shirt, sweaters, waterproof jacket, down jacket
                • Trekking boots, warm socks and inner wears
                • Sun hat, sunscreen cream, face wipes, lip balm, sunglasses
                • Headlight, water bottles, power banks
                • Gloves, Hats, scarf, quick drying towel
                • Backpack, trekking pole, water purification tablets, sleeping bags
                • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, hand sanitizer)
                • Money, Cell phone, Camera,
                • Necessary documents
                • First aid kit

                Accommodations on Everest base camp trek helicopter return

                While doing the Everest base cap helicopter trek you will be staying at the teahouses along the trekking route. The rooms are cozy and comfortable with low rise beds, one blanket and soft pillows. Some teahouses have heater also. accommodations especially at the higher altitudes are on twin shared basis and have sharing toilets and bathrooms.

                Foods facilities on Everest base camp trek return by helicopter

                There are wide ranges of foods available on the teahouses while doing the trek. For the breakfast you can expect pancakes, cornflakes, local bread, chapatti, egg dishes, toast, and Muesli with milk, and other items. Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Potatoes, Tibetan Bread, Different Soups, Momo, Macaroni meals, Vegetables, Desserts, etc. may be found on the lunch menu. As for dinner menu it is the same as the lunch menu. The most popular food for dinner is Nepali Khana set Dal, Bhat and Tarkari with varieties of pickles.

                Electricity, WIFI and hot shower facilities Everest base camp trek helicopter return 8 days

                Electricity is available in most of the teahouses the 8 days Everest base camp trek with helicopter return trip. At the higher altitudes electricity may be generated through solar panels or generators, and it might be available only during specific hours. You will be able to charge your electronic devices but they charge small fee for charging facilities. Similarly, hot shower is available at most of the teahouses and lodges in the trek by paying some additional costs. Wi-Fi availability is generally limited during the trek. While some teahouses may have Wi-Fi access, it is often slow, unreliable, and may come with an additional cost. You should not rely on having internet access at the higher altitudes of the trek.

                Altitude Sickness while trekking to Everest base camp with helicopter return

                There is a high chance of altitude sickness while doing Everest base camp trek with helicopter return. Since the trek is at higher altitude, the oxygen level begins to drop at an altitude of 3000 meters. Trekkers will have symptoms such as headaches, exhaustion, nausea, shortness of breath, dizziness, lack of sleep or difficulty to sleep, loss of appetite, and others. If you feel difficult or you are suffering from any of these symptoms you should inform your guide.

                • Preventive measures for altitude sickness
                • Allow your body time to acclimatize to the increasing altitude.
                • Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated throughout the trek
                • Avoid alcoholic drinks and smoking
                • Maintain healthy diet throughout the trip
                • Get adequate rest and sleep during the trek
                • Everest base camp trek return back by helicopter safety

                The Everest base camp trek return by helicopter in Nepal is a safe trip. While doing the trip with Welcome Nepal Treks, you don’t need to worry as we organize the trek with full safety and security. Our trek guides will ensure your comfort, safety. They carry first aid kit and all the necessary medicines. While returning back the helicopter is flown by professional pilot. Everything from the beginning to end of the trip is organized carefully.

                Costs of 8 days Everest base camp helicopter return

                cost of 8 days Everest base camp helicopter return depends on the itinerary and the service level you choose. Welcome Nepal Treks offer the package at a very reasonable price with higher quality of services. We can also customize the package as per the customer needs and services. Usually, the cost of this adventurous 8 days Everest base camp trek with fly back by helicopter is $2200 per person.

                Guides and Porters for Everest base camp trek with helicopter return

                Guides and porters are very useful for trekkers while doing Everest base camp trek with helicopter return. Welcome Nepal treks have professional well trained and experienced guides and porters. it will be much easier for you to trek with guides in unfamiliar places. The guides are knowledgeable, fluent in English and know best trekking routes. Trekkers will also be able to interact with the locals by the help of guide. The guide will lead the trekking route, explain the history and cultures of the region which will make your trek more interesting. While the porters will be helpful as they will carry your heavy bags and make your trekking journey, easier, faster and comfortable.

                Tipping during trek to Everest base camp return by helicopter

                Tips are the reward in form of gift or money given to the service provider for their outstanding services. Tipping the guides and porters during Everest base camp trek with helicopter return is a good way of expressing thankfulness for their services and hard work. The guide leads the way through the best route providing fascinating information and porters lift your bags to make the journey easier. Overall, guides and porters do their best to provide you a comfortable, safe and enjoyable trekking journey. If you liked their services then you can tip them at the last day of the trip. However, tips are not compulsory and completely depends on your wish.

                Travel Insurance for 8 days Everest base camp trek return by chopper

                It is very important to have travel insurance for 8 days Everest base camp trek with helicopter return package. It is a policy that covers loss and theft, medical and hospitalization, emergency evacuation from high altitude. It provides financial protection and peace of mind while trekking by covering various potential risks and emergencies. Make sure that your travel insurance covers helicopter evacuation and medical expenses.

                Trip Extension

                If you still have more time left after finishing this 8 days Everest base camp trek helicopter return then we highly recommend you to extend your trip as there are many fascinating places to explore in Nepal. Some of the popular trip extensions we recommend are:

                • Chitwan national park tour with tower night stay
                • UNESCO world heritage sites tour
                • Nepal Culture Tour
                • Trishuli River Rafting
                • Mustang Tour
                • Pokhara tour
                • Mount Everest sightseeing flight tour
                • Nagarkot tour
                • Trishuli river rafting
                • Lumbini tour package, etc.