Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

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  • Availability
    March to May & September - November

  • Trip Duration
    9 days

  • Trek Difficulty
    Easy- Moderate

  • Group Size
    1 to 10

  • Maximum Altitude

  • Guide Language
    English, French , Germany & Hindi


  • Start: Kathmandu
  • End: Kathmandu
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Best Season: Sept-Dec, Feb-May


The Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return is an amazing experience for adventure lovers and those who have a short visit to Nepal and still want to do the Mount Everest Basecamp trek. Everest Basecamp trek with Helicopters return trek we highly recommend for those who have a short time and even the desire to discover journeys to the World's highest Mount Everest base camp alt. 5364m from sea level.

This short less than two-week trekking to Everest basecamp trek and helicopter return package includes a trek to Everest Base Camp and a return back by helicopter ride from Gorak Shep to Lukla. At Lukla, you will be waiting shortly your flight to Kathmandu and catch a regular flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

The benefit of taking a helicopter from Gorekshep to Lukla ends up saving you time three to four days. It is an ideal package for trekkers with limited time who want to experience the EBC and Kalapather viewpoint (alt.5550m) on a short trip to Nepal.

This trek offers an excellent Everest region mountains view and panoramic view of the whole Himalayas from a very short distance, and you also will have the great opportunity to take a good picture and trekking experience. The helicopter ride offers close-up, simply stunning, and aerial shots views of many of the world's highest mountain peaks.

Trekking in the Everest region may be an exciting and adventurous experience with the Everest Base Camp Hike with a Helicopter Return. By using our excellent services, you can fly back to Kathmandu through mountains and glaciers for an amazing view, reach the Base Camp faster, and skip portions of the walk that would have taken days to complete.


Everest  Basecamp Trek with Helicopter Rerun  Highlights :


  • Trek to the lap of the highest mountain in the world, Mt Everest
  • Stroll around the biggest Sherpa Village, Namche Bazaar
  • Thrilling flight to Lukla
  • Majestic views of mountains: Amadablam, Makalu, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Thamserku, Khumbu Icefall, and Lhotse
  • Walk through colorful rhododendron and oak forest
  • Explore local culture and historical monasteries
  • Great Experience of helicopter ride from Gorekshep to Lukla
  • One of the most stunning views of mount Everest region from a close distance.


Physical requirements for Everest basecamp Trekking


The Everest Base Camp trek is a challenging hike that requires a good level of physical fitness and preparation. While the trek is not technically difficult, it does involve several days of hiking at high altitudes, often for several hours at a time, over rugged terrain. To prepare for the trek, it is recommended to engage in regular physical exercises, such as running, cycling, or hiking, for several months prior to the trip. This will help build endurance and strength and improve cardiovascular fitness.

Some of the physical requirements for the Everest Base Camp trek include:


•      Good overall fitness and endurance

•      The ability to hike for several hours a day, carrying a light daypack

•      The ability to navigate uneven terrain, including rocky paths and steep inclines

•      Acclimatization to high altitude, as the trail reaches elevations up to 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) at Gorakshep, near the base camp

In addition to physical fitness, it is also important to have a positive attitude and a sense of adventure, as well as a willingness to deal with unexpected weather conditions, limited resources, and other challenges that may arise during the trek. With proper preparation and a sense of determination, most people who are in good health can complete the trek to Everest Base Camp and enjoy a truly unforgettable experience.


Lukla to Everest Base Camp Trek


The trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp is a popular and challenging adventure in the Nepalese Himalayas. The journey typically takes about 10 to 14 days and involves a strenuous hike through rugged terrain and altitudes reaching up to 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) at Gorakshep, near the base camp. Along the way, trekkers will pass through traditional Sherpa villages, cross suspension bridges over fast-flowing rivers, and marvel at the stunning views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest itself. The trek requires a good level of physical fitness, acclimatization to the high altitude, and proper gear. However, for those who make the effort, the reward is an unforgettable experience in one of the world's most awe-inspiring natural environments.


Food During the Everest basecamp with Helicopter Return : 


Meal options may vary according to the teahouse and location of the accommodation. Teahouses during trek offer you a wide variety of meal options whereas teahouses situated at higher altitudes may not be able to offer you the food on the menu. But food provided by all the Teahouses is hygienic, delicious, and organic from their garden. Food menu includes Dal-Bhat set (Rice, lentils, vegetables), Meat, Rice items, Pasta, Momo, Noodles Items,  potatoes, toast, eggs, pancakes, porridge, muesli, etc. During your stay in Kathmandu, you'll have numerous food and restaurant options to choose from.


Accommodation During the Everest Basecamp Helicopter  Return 

During Everest Base Camp Trek, you'll find several small rural communities that offer small tea houses/lodges for your accommodations. We provide the best accommodation available in a tea house/lodge run and operated by local mountain people. We offer the best accommodation service to our guests with all quality, standard, and service.  As you go higher, the accommodation facility becomes more basic. Rooms are two-sharing with two beds per room and do not have a bathroom attached but in some lodges, you'll get it. The beds will have mattresses and pillows and blankets. You'll have a luxurious accommodation facility during your stay in Kathmandu.



Best Season to do Everest basecamp Trekking with Helicopter Return : 


The best time to do the Everest Base Camp Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to December) seasons. During these months, the weather is clear, the skies are blue, and the views of the mountains are spectacular. Additionally, the temperatures are moderate, making it easier to trek comfortably.

However, it is important to note that the weather in the mountains can be unpredictable and can change quickly, so it is always best to be prepared for any conditions. The monsoon season, from June to August, is not ideal for trekking due to heavy rain and poor visibility. The winter season, from December to February, can also be challenging due to cold temperatures and the possibility of snow and ice on the trail.



Travel Insurance for Everest basecamp trek with Helicopter Return: 


Travel insurance is highly recommended for the Everest Base Camp trek, as the region is remote and the trek can be physically demanding. A good travel insurance policy will provide coverage for unexpected medical expenses, evacuation, trip cancellations, and lost or stolen gear, among other things. When choosing a travel insurance policy, it is important to select a policy that provides comprehensive coverage, including high-altitude trekking and adventure sports. Some policies may exclude coverage for activities such as climbing or mountaineering, so it's important to carefully read the policy details and understand what is covered and what is not.

In addition to travel insurance, it is also a good idea to carry a comprehensive first-aid kit, as well as any necessary medications and other personal items, such as sunscreen, insect repellent, and water purification tablets. Trekkers should also be prepared for unexpected weather conditions and be equipped with warm, waterproof clothing and gear. With proper planning and preparation, a trek to Everest Base Camp can be a safe and rewarding adventure, and travel insurance can provide peace of mind and protection in the event of an emergency.


Solo or Group trek for Everest Region


The choice between solo or group trekking in the Everest region depends on personal preference, experience, and comfort level.

Advantages of solo trekking:

1.    Complete freedom and flexibility to set your own pace and schedule.

2.      A unique and personal experience.

3.        An opportunity to challenge yourself and push your limits.


Advantages of group trekking:

1.       Safety in numbers, particularly in case of an emergency.

2.      A sense of community and camaraderie with fellow trekkers.

3.      An opportunity to make new friends and share the experience.

4.      More affordable as costs can be shared.

5.      More support from experienced guides and porters.

Ultimately, the choice between solo or group trekking will depend on the individual's level of experience, comfort with navigating remote terrain, and personal preference.


Useful Info for Everest basecamp trekking with Helicopter Return : 


Here are some useful tips and information for the Everest Base Camp Trek:


1.    Fitness:  The Everest Base Camp Trek is a physically demanding trek that requires a good level of fitness. It is recommended to train for several months before embarking on the trek, including hiking, running, and weight training.

2.   Permits: You will need to obtain a TIMS card (Trekkers' Information Management System) and a Sagarmatha National Park Permit to trek to the Everest Base Camp. Your trekking agency can help you obtain these permits.

3.   Acclimatization:  It is important to follow a proper acclimatization schedule during the trek, as a high altitude can cause altitude sickness. It is recommended to increase your altitude by no more than 300-500 meters per day and to spend at least one night at each elevation before ascending further.

4.  Clothing and Equipment:  Make sure to pack warm clothing and gear, as the temperature can drop significantly at high elevations. You will also need a good quality sleeping bag, down jacket, and sturdy trekking boots.

5.   Food and Water: It is important to stay hydrated during the trek, and it is recommended to drink at least 3 liters of water per day. Most teahouses along the trekking route offer a variety of Nepalese and continental dishes, but it is also a good idea to carry some energy bars and snacks for the trail.

6  Health:  It is recommended to visit a doctor and get a check-up before embarking on the trek, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition. You should also bring along basic first-aid supplies and any necessary medication.

By following these tips and being well-prepared, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable experience while trekking to the Everest Base Camp.

It is also recommended to stay hydrated and to consume high-carbohydrate foods to help the body acclimatize. If you experience symptoms of altitude sickness such as headache, nausea, dizziness, or loss of appetite, it is important to descend to a lower altitude immediately.

By following proper acclimatization techniques, you can reduce the risk of altitude sickness and increase your chances of safely reaching your desired destination in the Everest region.


Why Everest Trekking is the most famous trekking activity?


Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world, and its iconic peak has long been a source of fascination and inspiration for people all over the world. This is one of the main reasons why Everest trekking has become the most famous trekking activity in the world.

The opportunity to visit the base camp of Mount Everest, located at an altitude of 5,364 meters, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many people. Trekking to the base camp provides a chance to witness the majesty of the mountain up close, as well as to explore the surrounding landscape and interact with the local Sherpa communities.

Everest trekking also offers some of the most breathtaking mountain scenery in the world, with panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, glaciers, and valleys. Along the way, trekkers have the opportunity to experience the unique culture and traditions of the Sherpa people, as well as to learn about the history of mountaineering on Everest.

Additionally, the Everest trek is accessible to people of all fitness levels, and with proper preparation, it can be a challenging but rewarding experience for anyone. There are several trekking routes that lead to the base camp, with varying levels of difficulty and duration, so there is something for everyone.

In conclusion, the combination of the world's highest mountain, stunning mountain scenery, unique cultural experiences, and the opportunity for personal challenge and growth are the reasons why Everest trekking is the most famous trekking activity in the world. Whether you are a seasoned trekker or a first-time visitor to the region, a trek to the base camp of Mount Everest is an experience that you will never forget



 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu , alt.1300m.
 Day 2 : Trip preparation & Sightseeing
 Day 3 : Fly to Lukla, (alt. 2780m),and trek to Phakding, (alt. 2610m.)
 Day 4 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, (alt 3400m) 5 to 6 hours.
 Day 5 : Rest at Namche Bazaar, (alt. 3410m)
 Day 6 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phortse, (alt 3800m.), 4 to 5 hour
 Day 7 : Trek from Phortse to Dingboche, (alt. 4410m), 5 to 6 hours.
 Day 8 : Rest in Dingboche, (alt. 4410m) hike to Nagarjung hill, alt. above 5000m.)
 Day 9 : Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche, (alt 4900m.), 4 to 5hours
 Day 10 : Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (alt. 5364m) and back to Gorakshep, alt 5100m , 8 to 9 hours.
 Day 11: Early morning hike to Kala Patthar viewpoint (alt.5550m) and back to Gorekshep Then fly back to Lukla by Helicopter and from Lukla return by airplane to Kathmandu. (alt. 1300m)
 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu , alt.1300m.


Arrival in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. One of our representatives will be there to welcome you and transfer you to the hotel in our private vehicle. After refreshments, your guide will brief you about the trek and all the itineraries. Evening walk in the street of Thamel. Overnight stay.


Overnight at Hotel

 Day 2 : Trip preparation & Sightseeing


After Breakfast, you will go half-day sightseeing in the most popular tourist site Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square, both are world heritage sites among the seven popular heritage sites in Kathmandu, Nepal. During the short sightseeing, you will have a great moment to learn many things about history, culture, and religions. 

You will come back to Thamel afternoon then you have time for trip preparation and a last-hour backpack for the final departure to your Everest basecamp trek 

 Day 3 : Fly to Lukla, (alt. 2780m),and trek to Phakding, (alt. 2610m.)


Early in the morning, we will drive to the domestic airport to catch a flight to Lukla.  after all customers clear we will board a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the starting point of our trek. We can get to Tenzing Hillary Airport in 35 minutes while admiring the beautiful green landscape and the White Mountains. This is the world's most beautiful air route, ending in a spectacular hillside surrounded by high mountains. When we arrive in Lukla, we will meet our porter and finish packing before beginning our trek through the wealthy Lukla village to Phakding. We'll take a short walk today to get used to the atmosphere. However, if you are interested in going on an additional trip, we will go to a nearby Monastery

Overnight at a tea house

 Day 4 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, (alt 3400m) 5 to 6 hours.


We will begin our walk in the morning after breakfast. Today's trek is cheerful, with a few short ascents and descents, several crossings of the DhudKoshi River, and an early view of Mt. Thamserku (6623/21729 ft) via Benkar village. We will arrive in Monjo, a gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park, after crossing many bridges and keeping track of trekkers and local trekking staff. Regular walks take us to Jorsale, Namche Bazaar's final village. Walking through the river bed, we will arrive at the Hillary suspension bridge. We'll start ascending now, towards Namche bazaar, and if the weather holds out until the afternoon, you'll be able to enjoy the glorious and closer view of Namche like  Kwangde Peak, we can be mesmerized by Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other peaks.  We will get the pleasure of this panorama by sitting in a nice place for a while in chordate. We will spend our night at the colorful village of Namche Bazaar which is the entrance to the Khumbu region

 Day 5 : Rest at Namche Bazaar, (alt. 3410m)


Today is our rest day in Namche, and you will also go for a short hike to Everest viewpoint (alt.3800m). after breakfast,  after a 30 - 40 minute warm-up hike from the lodge first, you will reach in Sagarmatha national park office and the Mount Everest museum center on the hill of Namche.  visit Museum and national park office. from here, you will also have a strengthened Mount Everest range, Mt. Aama Dablam,m, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kusum kangaroo, Kongde peak, and Khumbu - la including many beautiful peaks around.  

Continue two more hours and ascend to Everest view hotel for good enough acclimatization and a close view of the Mount Everest range and other popular Himalayan peaks. you can also take hot tea in the Everest view hotel with the beautiful Mount Everest view and back to Namche bazaar for lunch. Afternoon you have some free time and you can visit the Local market and the old monastery in Namche.

Overnight at tea house.

 Day 6 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phortse, (alt 3800m.), 4 to 5 hour


After good two days at Namche, we leave Namche behind to reach Tengboche Monastery through the blooming rhododendron forest. the trail leads us gradually ascending to Kyanjungma about 2 hours from Namche, here we can stop for hot tea and then we will trek to Mong la dada (alt.4040m) , here we will stop for hot lunch about an hour. From Mong la dada we will have a best view of Mount Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawache, Chola tse , many beautiful peaks around. 

Final  two more hours trek to Photse village through the beautiful rhododendron and pine forest, along the way you may also have a chance to see wild animals and different species of birds. 

Phortse village  is the most beautiful Sherpa village in the Everest region. In this town, many big mountain climbers Sherpa were born. 

Overnight at tea house. 

 Day 7 : Trek from Phortse to Dingboche, (alt. 4410m), 5 to 6 hours.


We trek today, from Phortse village to Dingboche approx ( 5 to 6 hours) after breakfast. the trail to Panboche village is gradually ascending about three and a half hours through the hillside. we stop for lunch here, then we trek Dingboche village for two more hours. along the way, we will cross old sherpa people Settlements domestic animals, wooden bridges, and a beautiful view of Mount Everest and Mt. Ama Dablam at a close distance including beautiful Himalayan peaks.

Dingboche village (alt.4410m) is one of the famous villages during the Everest basecamp trek, surrounded by Mt. Ama Dablam and the Mount Everest range feels warmer than others place. here we going to take another rest day tomorrow. 

Overnight at tea house.

 Day 8 : Rest in Dingboche, (alt. 4410m) hike to Nagarjung hill, alt. above 5000m.)


One more rest day in Dingboche allows us to know more about the Sherpa culture, traditions, and lifestyle of mountain people. After breakfast, you will go for a short hike to Nagarjun hill for 3 to 4 hours before lunch. after lunch, you will have some free time and you can visit around Dingboche, visit nearby villages, etc

Overnight at tea house.


 Day 9 : Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche, (alt 4900m.), 4 to 5hours


Before we go to the Everest Base Camp, we spend one night at Lobuche. Trek up the high valley to Lobuche from Dingboche, which is located next to the massive Khumbu Glacier. As the hike takes us up to the Thukla Hills, where many stupas have been erected in memory of Sherpas who have died on expeditions, you can clearly feel the effects of the thin air. Overnight stay at Lobuche. Before we go to the Everest Base Camp, we spend one night at Lobuche. Trek up the high valley to Lobuche from Dingboche, which is located next to the massive Khumbu Glacier. As the hike takes us up to the Thukla Hills, where many stupas have been erected in memory of Sherpas who have died on expeditions, you can clearly feel the effects of the thin air. Overnight stay at Lobuche

Overnight at tea house

 Day 10 : Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (alt. 5364m) and back to Gorakshep, alt 5100m , 8 to 9 hours.


Early in the Morning after breakfast, we will start our day,  After 2 to 3 hours we trek to Gorekshep. We will have a hot lunch here, and after lunch, we will continue trekking to Everest basecamp (alt.5364m), definitely, you will feel tired, but you will enjoy and have a great view of the Khumbu glacier and surrounding peaks around the basecamp.

 Another important day of our trek where we will visit the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, Everest Base Camp. We cannot see the peak of Everest directly from here, but the surrounding beauty will mesmerize you. We descend back to Gorakshep overnight stay.

 Day 11: Early morning hike to Kala Patthar viewpoint (alt.5550m) and back to Gorekshep Then fly back to Lukla by Helicopter and from Lukla return by airplane to Kathmandu. (alt. 1300m)


Very early in the morning before the sun embraces us, we will hike to Kalapather viewpoint for a sunrise view. generally,  3 hour hike to reach on top of the kala pather viewpoint. once you reach  Kala Patthar at 5,550m for the best view of  Mt.Everest, (alt. 8848m) Nuptse (alt.7930m), Lhotse alt.8516m), Mt. Ama Dablam  (alt.6812m), Mt. Cholaste  (alt.6440m) including many beautiful Himalayas peak around.  After exploring this amazing mountain view with sunrise you will trek back to the Gorekshep at the tea house for  1.5 hours. after breakfast  Helicopter will pickup from Gorekshep to Lukla and after sometime wait you will continue to fly back to Kathmandu by airplane. 


Your trek ends here with great memories of Everest basecamp with a Helicopter return trip with Nature Explore Trek.

Cost Includes

  • Airport peak and drop.
  • Three nights Hotel in Kathmandu ( 2 nights on arrival and 1 tnighteparture)
  • Domestic flight to Kathmandu –Lukla – Kathmandu return after trek 
  • Gorekshep to Lukla by Helicopter (sharing-based) 
  • Three times meals a day on the trek (Breakfast, Lunch &, and Dinner)
  • After each meal a cup of tea or coffee.
  • Accommodation based in  twin sharing room (best place in town)
  • Professional English-speaking guide.
  •  porter. (Two people one porter) each porter carries 25kg.
  • Sagarmath national park entrance fee.
  • Rural municipality entrance fee.
  • Treated drinking water.
  • All the Ground transportation during the trip.
  • First aid kit.
  • Down jacket (Refundable  after  trekking)
  • Duffle bag  (Refundable  after  trekking)
  • Last night dinner at nepali typical resturant  with cultural dance show.
  • Nature explore trek  t- shirt as gift.
  • Trekking Map
  • All trip necessary documents paperwork. 
  • 13% Nepal gov. vat , tax 

Cost Excludes

  • Personal insurance (encase of emergency only)
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Trekking equipment
  • All type of beverage
  • Extra expenses like    internet , buttery  charge, hot shower, laundry during the trek.
  • Tipping for staff.

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