Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

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Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return

EBC with Helicopter Return Trip Summary

    1. EBC hike duration: 8 Days
    2. Trek difficulty: Moderate
    3. High Altitude: 5,545m/18,193 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hours
    5. Group-Size: 1 – 10 Tourist
    6. Best Months to Hike: March, April, May, October, November and December
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meals on Trek Areas: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transport: Car/Plane/bus

Overview

The Everest base camp trek with helicopter return is the most demanding package trip that follows the footsteps of Hillary Edmund and Tenzing Sherpa. Kalapatthar, mark as a mountain black stone a miniature summit that is an outstanding tourist place to see Mount Everest and many other tallest mountains in a single line.

Everest Base camp Trek and fly back by Helicopter is one of the Everest short treks in the Himalayas. Scenic Everest Base Camp hike is an iconic journey to explore the tallest Mountains, lush forest, and impressive rocky hills from the walking trails.

Particularly those tourists who want to experience Everest hiking or the Everest adventure hikes in a limited holiday can suit this schedule. We assure you that the heavenly experience and challenging adventure are more than worth your time and money. From EBC Heli Trek, you can encounter magnificent mountain summits from each point.

Frigid mountains, rich green fields, subtropical good country atmosphere, the spot has huge to appreciate for everybody. The Khumbu valley is completely amazing with assorted geography, a steadily evolving atmosphere, and incredible territories. At that point, obviously, there are these unassuming individuals from various ethnic communities. With their liberality and hospitality, they cause you to feel comfortable.

The hiking nature path starts right after landing at Lukla airport. Your tourist guide will come to your hotel in Kathmandu and will drive together to Kathmandu domestic airport terminal hall to get an early flight to Lukla. Likewise, meet the entire porters and hike Everest passing breathtaking landscapes including thick woods and incredible mountain tops.

5 Days Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return

The shortest trip to ebc with a helicopter is impressive but is fit for everyone who wants to embrace the world’s highest mountain Everest with minimal effort and fewer days. Take a regular flight from Kathmandu to the Lukla runway and ascend your footsteps to Namche Bazaar. Get incredible Himalayan scenery from Sengboche hilltop and Sagarmatha National park museum. On the next day take an Everest Base Camp by Helicopter and return to Lukla to stay overnight. On the next day, you can catch a regular flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. At this point, you can complete Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return in 5 days.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Mount Everest is the most elevated peak on the planet earth. Arriving at the Everest Base Camp is an enormous accomplishment in itself. This experience likewise permits you to find the country’s mountain way of life of Nepalese people.

Furthermore, the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 7 days or 8 days or 9 days has a great opportunity to experience the local sherpas and their warm hospitality staying at their guesthouses. The trek routes are into the Sagarmatha national park, a UNESCO world heritage site in Nepal.

How much does for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Package Cost?

The cost of Everest base camp Trek with Helicopter return package with a Gokyo Treks Agency (a local trek operator) ranges between US$ 2125 to 2860. The base camp trek with Helicopter return cost varies according to the group size you are traveling to and the service you choose. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary. However, we basically arrange private trips in order to give a better travel experience.

It is the standard trip package price for 9 days heli trek. If you are 2 people hike the base camp and return with a Helicopter flight cost US$ 2250 for 9 days trek. We can modify the trek route and price as per your wishes also. Here is the price list for the ebc hike with helicopter return.

Price Per Person for 9 days hikes in Mount Everest.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 2860
2 PersonUS$ 2250
3 PersonUS$ 2200
4 to 6 personUS$ 2225
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 2190
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 2125

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Itinerary

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return itinerary details

The Everest base camp trek with helicopter return is a luxury travel itinerary. The particular ebc hike return with a helicopter is designed for world travelers who do not wish to trek along the same trail back. Instead, you can take a helicopter flight from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu. Travelers who wish to reach Kala Patthar hill station plus base camp Everest hike and from Gorekshep to Lukla with Chopper return can try this itinerary. However, if this itinerary does not fit? you can send us an inquiry for a tailor-made itinerary.

01 Day Landing in Kathmandu valley

Upon landing in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you in a private vehicle. Transfer to a Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu. Ammar Guni, owner of the agency will brief you ebc trek with the helicopter return information.

02 DayFly to Lukla airport (2,886m/9,469 feet). Trek to Bengkar (2,698m/8,822 feet.), 5 hours

We take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport. Breakfast in Lukla hotel. We walk to Phakding village passing the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river. We pass several tiny Sherpa villages, lodges such as Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok and finally Bengkar village.

Lukla airport

03 Day Namche Bazaar hiking (3,440m/11,286 feet.), Discover around Namche Bazaar!6 hours

The trail climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village of Monjo. Cross Sagarmatha National Park office paying national park entrance fees. Continue to cross over the Hillary bridge, trek begins with a steep rise to Namche Bazar. On the way up, Tourists can get an amazing view of Mount Everest from Top Danda. On a clear day, every tourist achieves an excellent view of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.) in a single line. Namche Bazar at 3,440 meters is a central hub for selling food, trekking gear, and other necessary goods. In the afternoon, hike to Sengboche hill and the national park museum that exhibits Sherpa culture.

Namche bazaar
04 DayTengboche Monastery trek (3,867m/12,687 feet), 6 hours

The trail today, goes ahead leaving a steep cliff dropping down the Dudh Kosi river. From here you have a panoramic view of Ama Dablam (6,812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). Visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tengboche Monastery. Tengboche hill offers a nice sunrise and sunset view of Everest combined with Ama Dablam. Travellers can hike one hour further to Dewoche guest house to stay overnight peacefully.

Tengboche monastery
05 DayDingboche trekking (4,260m/13,977 feet.), 6 hours

Leaving at Tengboche hill at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche. Crossing a suspension bridge at Imja River (commonly known as Khola in Nepali), we head towards Minlinggo and inter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse.

Dingboche village
06 DayDingboche to Lobuche trek (4,930m/16,175 feet), 5/6 hours

During the Lobuche hikes, you will have eye-catching Mountains such as Tawache, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Pokalde (5741m), Mount Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Mount Nuptse. Dughla pass or equally speaking as Thokla Pass is a memorial to dead climbers and sherpas who failed in Himalayan expeditions.

Lobuche hikes
07 DayEverest Base Camp hike (5,364m/17,599 feet). Return to Gorekshep Lodge (5,140m/16,864 feet), 7 hours

We hike for Everest Base Camp passing Gorakshep lodge. The journey today is the most rewarding section of the entire mount Everest base camp trekking. You are on the glacier hub and ebc hiking is the best day hike in the world. Our trail winds up through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. Amazing views of Nuptse, Cho-La, and Khumbutse appear next to you. Visit Everest Base Camp and descend to Gorakshep for further up to Kala Patthar hiking to get a charming sunset photography tour.

Everest base camp trek group
08 DayKala Patthar hike sunrise. Gorekshep to Lukla with Helicopter Return

Hike up to Kala Patthar for sunrise. The black mountain hill station at Kala Pattar locate at an altitude of 18,193 feet, one of our highest footsteps of the whole journey. Kalapattar is a famous hill station to watch an outstanding sunrise/sunset on the Everest Himalayan range in a row. A black hill at Kala Patthar remains the top viewpoint in Nepal since it provides the most accessible close-up view of Everest.

A black mountain hike is best for every hiker to get breathtaking Everest scenery in a single line. Hike the Kala Patthar is the top most popular viewpoint on Everest. In terms of uphill and altitude, for a standard trekker, it should take anywhere from 1.5 to 2 hours to reach the highest point. The top of Kala Patthar cannot be seen for some way up which adds to the mental difficulty.

However, the view from the hill includes Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku..etc. After taking photographs, we descend downhill at Gorekshep where a helicopter is waiting to take you back to Lukla airport lodge.

Kala Patthar sunrise view
09 DayReturn with the airplane from Lukla to Kathmandu airport.

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Domestic terminal hall, our representative will pick you up to transfer you to the hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip at an additional cost. Trip finish. Lukla - Kathmandu flight

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Cost

How much does the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return cost?

Mount Everest Base Camp Trek with Chopper return price is US$ 2250 per person on double occupancy basis. For the deluxe trek/tour plan, we add a 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with an attached bathroom while trekking on possible places en route. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Price Includes:-

  • Kathmandu international airport (TIA) pick up on your arrival with a private car transfer.
  • 2 nights double bed room hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Helicopter flight Gorekshep to Lukla airport with applicable taxes [Shared base].
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable airport taxes
  • 8 Breakfast, 7 Lunch, and 7 Dinner during the mountain trekking days.
  • Guest House accommodation during the trekking in the mountains.
  • Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
  • Required a number of porters during the trek (one porter = 2 guest basis) because our porter can carry a maximum of 24 kg of your backpack.
  • Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances for Nepalese staffs.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits as well as their fees.
  • Khumbu Pasang lamu minicipality entrance permit fees
  • Updated basecamp Everest trek map 1 piece, Gokyo Treks, and Expedition company printed T-Shirt 1 piece for each guest.
  • Agency’s Certificate of appreciations after the successful trekking
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Top Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return Trek Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fees US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Extra luggage weight cost pay directly at the airport (Nrs 100 to 150 according to airlines, heli company charge).
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trek.
  • Tourist’s private trekking equipments , and any drinks and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
  • Other things which are not mentioned above

Group join

Have in mind that Everest base camp trek with helicopter return 7 days or Everest base camp trek with helicopter return 8 days doesn’t have a big difference in price. But if guests want the Everest base camp trek by helicopter returning to Kathmandu should pay an extra cost. However, we can organize Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return private tour according to your request. Please contact us for more information.

FAQ

Question: Do I need experience for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return?.

Answer: Mount Everest Base Camp helicopter is a luxury trek, all age trekkers can complete the trek difficulty.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on the Everest base camp trek with helicopter return 9 days?.

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and on Base Camp Trek routes. The rooms are clean with a cozy bed with a blanket and a nice mattress. However, we advise you to take your own sleeping bag. If you have one with you at home otherwise, you may rent one while you are in Kathmandu town.

Question: Is pick-up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?.

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details and Nepal landing time. Our agent will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

Answer: Every lodge they have an attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of vegetarian meals such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs curry rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables. We provide dinner and breakfast in the same lodges you spend the night every day and Lunch served on the way to the next place where we go.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Tour?

Answer: On-base camp lodge trek, they can provide shower on pay. Each hot shower cost is roughly US$4.

Question: How do I get drinking water on the Everest Base Camp helicopter trek?

Answer: Most of all places stays in hotels and shops. You can buy drinking water easily however, we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we advise you to buy either boiled water or bring Aqua tablets to purify the normal water. And the normal water is available at the campsite along the way to the camping site.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you take extra batteries along with you.

Question: What should my insurance policy cover during Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return?

Answer: Trip insurance is necessary before your trip departure to the Himalayas with us. Your travel insurance must cover the helicopter rescue up to 19,000 feet altitude. It comes in handy during medical emergencies and contingency situations. It is recommended to get it from your home country. In case you haven’t bought travel insurance after arriving in Kathmandu; we can help you get one.

Question: What about guesthouse occupancy and crowd during peak season?

Answer: Oh yes, you will see many travelers from all around the world, especially in the popular Everest region during the best high season like in spring and autumn. However, recently, there are many guest houses along the routes.

Question: How to prevent altitude sickness during Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return?

Answer: You should never walk too quickly or too high ignoring your body symptoms. Proper altitude acclimatization is the best way to prevent high-altitude sickness. Listen to your body, trek gradually enjoying the best of culture and nature while giving enough time for your body to adapt to the changing atmosphere. Drink a lot of fluid & keep your body hydrated. If symptoms like a headache, difficulty in breathing, and others occur. Descend to a lower altitude and was taken to the hospital. If the condition worsened you will be airlifted to the hospital in Kathmandu.

Question: What will happen if my scheduled flight Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu route gets delayed or canceled?.

Answer: Weather in the Himalayas is uncertain which we cannot predict. Therefore, the rate of fight delay and cancellation is high at Lukla. If this happens then you will be boarded on the flight tomorrow and you have to spend an extra night at Lukla (if you are returning to Ktm) at Ktm (if you are going to Lukla). A helicopter rescue flight is also possible to use, which depends upon the situation. So, we recommend you allocate a couple of extra days after your Everest basecamp helicopter tour. So that you will not miss your international flight back.

Question: What are the alternatives to flying from Kathmandu to Lukla?

Answer: The best-recommended way to go for any Everest trek is to board a Kathmandu-Lukla 33 minutes scenic mountain flight. Another available option is to drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu (12 hours full-day drive) and trek for 2 days to reach Chaurikharka. In the present day, there is a regular jeep service from Kathmandu to Salleri to Kathmandu.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Tour package?

Answer: Everest Link is an internet service provider founded in 2014 that provides high-speed internet and Wi-Fi in the Everest Region. It is the only one internet provider at the Base Camp hiking trail, making it the world’s tallest internet service.

If you wish to stay connected with better WIFI to your family, friends, or business, we suggest you buy Everest Link internet. It’s better than other NETWORK connections and you can buy an Everest link card easily in the shops, hotels or any small lodges in the Everest zone.

Question: Can I use credit cards in the etc trek route?

Answer: No. You need to have cash Nepali rupees to cover your miscellaneous expenses.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.

Moreover, regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on my Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. We are a responsible trek operator agency, and each of our porters carries a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I have to walk each day?

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking poles for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: Is it possible to hire a trekking guide in Lukla? how to book a local sherpa trek guide?

Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board travel package trip, you can hire our expert trek guide to make your tour safe and unforgettable. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

Ebc Trek and Helicopter Return Traveller’s Review

EBC TREK with best guide Kamal

Rated 5 out of 5
November 25, 2021

Ammar was very friendly to help and answer questions. With the help of Ammar, we made a great trip to EBC TREK with Guide and a porter. They were friendly and happy to customize our trek plan at low price. Great company and highly recommend. – Peter Boch, New Jersey, USA

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Peter Boch, New Jersey, USA

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you Peter Boch for your time to review Everest base camp trekking with Gokyo Treks Agency.

Everest base camp hike return with Helicopter

Rated 5 out of 5
November 11, 2021

We booked our EBC trek return with a helicopter via Ammar at Gokyo Treks agency.

He booked our Lukla flights, organized our trekking permits, guide, 2 porters, and Gorekshep to Lukla return with a helicopter. He also advised us how much we would need to spend each day whilst trekking. Whilst we were booking our trek with Ammar we met a guide who had just returned from EBC who told us what to expect.

Ammar kept in touch with us during our hike to see how we were and to check the trek was going well. Summit Air helicopter was on time in Gorekshep before we descend. The Everest view from the helicopter was impressive.

I would definitely recommend booking a trek with Gokyo Treks – everything was really well organized and easy, he gave us all the information we needed and the guide he organized was good. I would definitely go on another trek with Gokyo Treks if I visit Nepal again.

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Alice, Clare Royle and Lauren Boyce, Llanrhaiadr-Ym-Mochnant, Wrexham, United Kingdom.

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you Alice and team for your feedback.

Difficulties during Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return flights

EBC trip with helicopter return often cancel due to the rapid change strange weather and huge snowfall. If you are hiking etc in the monsoon time, the trails get wet and muddy and the mountains are cloudy. Thus, there is no good visibility to explore the Himalayas. Often stays very low visibility and higher risk for helicopter accidents. Everest base camp trek in the winter months is cold and icy. Travelers felt altitude sickness like nausea, difficulty breathing and headache become common. Sometimes in the offseason, high land lodges are closed and wifi does not work because of freezing cold weather in the winter. The busy tourism season gives rise to the insufficiency of the lodges on Everest..etc.

When is the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

The short Everest base camp trek is possible to complete in 11 nights and 12 days taking 1 extra day’s rest at Namche Bazaar. Likewise, etc trek 8 days or 9 days is also possible in harvest time and spring. These are the peak season for hiking in the Himalayas.

September to November and March to May are the best times for the helicopter ride back from the Everest basecamp journey. In spite of the fact that until mid-September in harvest time and late May in spring may have some stormy days. Thus, from mid-September to late November and from March until the end of May months have heaps of adventurers, and it has been suggested for 9-days Everest base camp treks.

Furthermore, December offers the best view and clear sky, however, it is a pre-winter season. You need to have quite warm hiking gear on the off chance that you are arranging a trip back to Everest base camp hike in winter. In any case, don’t attempt to travel during the monsoon months. June to mid-September remains a stormy season in Nepal. We can obviously say that mid-September to December and March to Mid-May is the best occasions for Everest base camp trips to fly back on a helicopter.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return flight highlights

  • Uncover the best Himalayan view at 360 deg angle from Syangeboche hill and from Kalapatthar.
  • Astonishing Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and many other mountains view
  • Tengboche Monestry religious and architectural sites had burnt down in 1989 and later on rebuild.
  • Sherpa Buddhism, tallest monastery, Local sherpa and their lifestyles.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return tour notice!

The information stated ebc trek with Helicopter return tour is just a guide and standard template that we provide you. However, the trip is possible to modify according to your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary en route.

It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return tour special?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. First safety and success satisfaction is our prime concern.

We are a team of professional, experienced, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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4 - 6 USD 2225
7 - 9 USD 2190
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