Trek to Everest Base Camp Return with Helicopter
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Trek to Everest Base Camp Return with Helicopter Trip Summary
- Trek to EBC with helicopter back duration: 8 Days
- High Altitude: 5,550m/18,209 feet
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hours
- Group-Size: 1 – 10 Tourist
- Best Months to Hike: March, April, May, October, November and December
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meals on Trek Areas: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Transport: Car/Plane/bus
Embarking on the trek to Everest base camp return with helicopter option is an exciting and efficient way to experience this iconic trek. It’s an unique adventure that allows you to trek to the Everest Base Camp, enjoy the breathtaking views, and then return to Kathmandu via a thrilling helicopter ride, providing you with an unforgettable experience of the majestic Himalayas.
The journey typically starts in Kathmandu, where you will make preparations for the trek, including obtaining necessary permits and briefing sessions. The trek itself usually takes around 9 to 12 days, depending on your chosen route and pace. During the trekking, you’ll pass through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, and high-altitude landscapes while being treated to stunning views of the Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest.
Upon reaching Everest Base Camp, you’ll have the incredible opportunity to stand at the foot of the world’s highest mountain and soak in the awe-inspiring surroundings. Additionally, Kalapatthar is 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. Spending some time there to relish this accomplishment, We return to Gorak shep the helicopter return option comes into play.
Helicopter will pick you up from Everest Base Camp or at Gorak Shep depending on weather conditions and landing possibilities. As the helicopter ascends, you’ll be treated to unparalleled aerial views of the Himalayan peaks and the vast expanse of the Khumbu region. The helicopter flight offers a unique perspective, allowing you to appreciate the scale and grandeur of the mountains from above.
Helicopter will take you back to Kathmandu, completing the adventure with a convenient and time-saving return journey. This option is particularly popular for those who have limited time or prefer to avoid the challenging descent back to Lukla.
How much is a trek to Everest base camp return with helicopter Package Cost?
The cost of Everest base camp Trekking with a Helicopter return package with a Gokyo Treks local operator agency ranges between US$ 2399 to 3275. This figure price includes transportation, a guide, porter, hotels, food and accommodation, and hiking permit facilities.
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.
It’s a comfort trip package price for 9 days Everest trek with a heli back. If you are 2 people for hike to base camp and return with a Helicopter flight cost US$ 2690 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 Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter Return.
|Number of Tourist
|Price Per Person
|4 to 6 person
|7 to 9 Person
|10 and more than 10 Person
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Trek to Everest base camp return with a helicopter Itinerary details
Mount Everest trek with helicopter return is a luxury travel itinerary. This 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 Gorak Shep 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, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you in a private vehicle. Transfer to Hotel Jampa in Thamel or a similar category hotel in Kathmandu. Ammar Guni, owner of the agency will brief you ebc trek with the helicopter return information.
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.
Breakfast in Lukla Hotel restaurants and Likewise, meet the entire porters and hike to Everest passing breathtaking landscapes including thick woods and incredible mountain tops. Walk to Phakding village passing the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river which passes several tiny Sherpa villages, and lodges such as Ghat, Phakding.
The trail climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa after tok tok and Bengkar. 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.
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. Travelers can hike one hour further to the Dewoche guest house to stay overnight peacefully.
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.
During the Lobuche hikes, you will have eye-catching Mountains such as Tawache, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Pokalde (5741m), Mount Kongma-tse (5,820m) and the great wall of Mount Nuptse. Dughla Pass commonly speaking as Thokla Pass is a memorial to dead climbers and Sherpas who failed in Himalayan expeditions.
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.
Hike up to Kala Patthar hilltop for sunrise to capture the best photographs is one of the top things to do today. The black mountain hill station at Kala Pattar locate at an altitude of 18,210 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 must-visit, the black mountain hike offers unparalleled views of Everest and surrounding peaks, taking around 1.5 to 2 hours for a standard trekker to reach its highest point. This panorama includes Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, among others. After capturing moments, descend to Gorak Shep, pack up, and enjoy a 17-minute non-stop helicopter flight from Gorak Shep to Lukla airport after breakfast.
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan 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.
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How much does a trek to Everest base camp returning with helicopter Package Price?
It’s a 9 Days Classic trek to Everest base camp & return with a helicopter trip Package Price start at US$ 2399 and might reach up to US$ 3275 per person on double occupancy basis. Taking helicopter return flight from Gorakshep to Lukla saves your hiking time and walking downhill reduces the trip expenses. Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency notify this express Everest helicopter return tour package package price for 2024 and 2025 based on group size you are travelling with.
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 Chopper Return Price Includes:-
- Kathmandu international airport (TIA) pick up on your arrival with a private car transfer.
- 2 nights double bed room hotel Jampa accommodation in Kathmandu, Nepal.
- Lukla Domestic flight round trip with an applicable airport taxes
- 8 Breakfast serve with a cup of tea/coffee, 7 Lunch and 7 Dinner [main course] in the mountain.
- 7 Nights Guest House accommodation (twin/double) with a sharing toilet/bathroom an route.
- About 17 minute non stop Helicopter flight from Gorak Shep to Lukla airport with applicable taxes [Sharing basis].
- Professional and certified [license holder] Mountain Trekking Guide
- Porter to transfer your luggage. Porter will carry your bagpack maximum 22 kilos along the journey.
- Well-paid salary, food, accommodation, and insurance for Nepalese Guide.
- Sagarmatha National Park entries permit fee
- Local Government Trek Card, Khumbu Pasang Lamu municipality entrance entrance permit fee
- 50 liters capacity of our agency’s duffel bag incase if Necessary – return after trekking.
- Updated Everest trek map, trip certificate and Agency name printed T-Shirt – keep them as a souvenir.
- First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check heart rate and Oxygen level every day to save from higher risk.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.
Top Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return Trek Cost Excludes:
- Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu city.
- Extra luggage weight cost paid directly at the airport (Nrs 100 to 150 as per the price rules of the airlines, Heli company charge).
- All drinks, bar bills, battery charge, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers on trek.
- Tourist’s private trekking equipment ie. sleeping bag, dawn jackets, trek poles..etc.
- Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
- Any donation and monument entrance fees.
- Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
Have in mind that a trek to Everest base camp with a helicopter back is a best trip for a luxury type of travelers. But if guests want fly by helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu or both way flight with a helicopter available on extra cost. However, we can organize the Everest foothills with a Helicopter return (sharing basis) private/group tour as per your request. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Do I need experience in Everest Trekking with a Helicopter return?
Answer: Mount Everest Base Camp helicopter is a luxury trek, all age travelers can complete the walk with difficulty.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on the Everest trekking days?
Answer: We provide you Hotel Jampa accommodation in Kathmandu and tourist standard lodge accommodation 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 trekking and return with a helicopter?
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 is served on the way to the next place where we go.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with Everest Trek and fly back by 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 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 Trek and return with a Helicopter?
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 a trek to Everest base camp & return with a helicopter?
Answer: You should never walk too quickly or too high ignoring your body’s 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 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 ebc 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 confusion. 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 a Helicopter back?
Answer: We offer porter services for an additional fee to transport your luggage. As a responsible trek operator, each of our porters will carry a maximum of 22 kilograms of backpack weight shared between every two guests.
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 for roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking poles for trek to Everest base camp and return with helicopter?
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: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 10 – 13 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 5 to 7 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.
Difficulties during the trek to Everest base camp and return with a helicopter flights
EBC trips with helicopter return often cancel due to the rapid change in strange weather and huge snowfall. If you are hiking ebc 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 a 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 lodges on Everest..etc.
When is the best time for a trek to Everest base camp and return with a helicopter?
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, ebc trek for 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.
Trek to Everest base camp return with a helicopter trip 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 Monastery religious and architectural sites had burnt down in 1989 and later on rebuild.
- Sherpa Buddhism, tallest monastery, Local Sherpa, and their lifestyles.
Mount Everest base camp hiking permits and fees
For trekking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, there are two main permits that are required. Sagarmatha National Park is the protected area that encompasses the Everest region and a permit is required to enter the park. This permit can be obtained in Kathmandu or in Monjo, which is the park’s entrance gate.
Likewise, secondly is a Trek Card which will issue by Khumbu Pasang Lamu municipality. It is mandatory for all trekkers in Nepal. TREK CARD helps to manage the flow of trekkers in the popular trekking areas in the Everest zone.
|Base Camp Trek Permits
|Each international tourist
|Sagarmatha National Park
|Nrs 3,000 per tourist
|SNP (Sagarmatha National Park)
|Nrs 1,600 per Tourist for a SAARC Tourist
|Sagarmatha National Park
|Nrs 1,500 per Guide (valid for 1 year).
|Pasang Lamu Municipality entrance fee
|Nrs 2,000 per tourist
|Trekkers TIMS Permit (implement as a Trek Card)
|Nrs 2,000 per tourist
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 in your footsteps to Namche Bazaar. Get incredible Himalayan scenery from the 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 trekking to Everest base camp return with helicopter in 5 days.
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, a trek to Everest base camp and returning with helicopter 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. Walking routes are into the Sagarmatha national park, a UNESCO world heritage site in Nepal.
Notes for a trek to Everest base camp return with helicopter !
It’s important to note that weather conditions play a significant role in helicopter operations in the mountainous region, so there might be instances when flights are delayed or canceled for safety reasons. Flexibility and patience are essential for such trips, as weather conditions can change rapidly.
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 trek to everest base camp return with a helicopter tour special?”
This trek to Everest Base Camp with a helicopter back to Lukla airport is a remarkable way to experience the Himalayas and the iconic Mount Everest while providing an element of luxury and ease to your adventure. It combines the thrill of trekking with the convenience of a helicopter ride, making it a memorable and cherished journey for trekkers from around the world.
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.
Ebc Trekking with a Helicopter Return Flight Traveler’s Review
EBC TREK with best guide Kamal
Ammar’s friendly demeanor and willingness to assist made all the difference in planning our trip. Thanks to his help, we had a wonderful EBC TREK experience with a knowledgeable guide and a helpful porter. They were both friendly and open to customizing our trek to suit our preferences, all at an affordable price. We couldn’t have asked for a better company to journey with, and we highly recommend their services.
Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal
Dear Peter Boch,
Your review has filled us with absolute delight! We emphasize that client satisfaction is our utmost priority and express our sincere gratitude for the kind words and appreciation.
Your appreciation motivates us to continually strive for excellence in delivering exceptional mountain adventures. We eagerly look forward to welcome you on another remarkable trip in the near future.
Your return will be a true pleasure for us. And we say thank you choosing our services and assure you that we are always available to assist with any questions or assistance needed.
Warm regards, Ammar Guni
Everest base camp hike return with Helicopter
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.
Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal
Thank you Alice and team for your feedback.
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