Everest Base Camp Trek with Return Helicopter


  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Sherpa cultural villages like Phakding, Dingboche, Pangboche, Lobuche, etc.
  • he main trade center if the region, Namche Bazaar
  • he helicopter flight from Gorak Shep showing the 100 percent of the Khumbu region
  • 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayan Giants of the Everest region from Kala Patthar


The Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter package is a flawless option for tourists with limited vacation time who still want to experience the spectacular beauty of the Great Himalayas in Nepal. Despite its conciseness, this trek offers a remarkable sight of the regal peaks of the Khumbu region, with three of the world's uppermost mountains: Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Cho Oyu.

Nearby these high giants are plentiful other snow-capped peaks, creating a spectacular view that will stay with you long after you return home. In spirit, it's a compact yet amazingly gratifying adventure that summarizes the overwhelming magnificence of the Himalayas.

Everest base camp trek with return helicopter details itinerary gives you the complete information and ideas of doing Everest base camp trek and return helicopter.

  • Day 1 - Fly to Lukla (2,860m/9,383ft) and Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft) -4 Hours

    You take a scenic flight from Kathmandu International Airport to Lukla (Tenzing Hillary Airstrip) in the morning. If the weather is fine with crystal clear morning, you enjoy the aerial view of the lush valleys, and great Himalayas. After landing at Lukla, the gateway to Everest region trekking, you meet other trekkers from different countries come to visit the Everest. Then, you formally begin your trekking to Everest Base Camp from here beginning to ascend towards Phakding. On the way, you will cross few suspension bridges, rhododendron forests occupied by varieties of birds to reach tonight’s destination. Overnight stay at a guesthouse by enjoying the first dinner served with great hospitality in the Sherpa village.

  • Day 2 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/10,958ft) -6 Hours

    After having breakfast at Phakding, you move further towards Namche Bazaar, the main marketplace of the entire Khumbu region. The trekking trail to Namche Bazaar follows the Dudh Koshi River banks and passes through lush pine forests. You have to cross Hillary Suspension Bridge, named after one of the first Everest Summiteers, Sir Edmund Hillary. The trail then enters into Sagarmatha National Park, the natural site of Nepal enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of the highest altitude national parks in the world, this national park is the home for many mountain animals and plants. In the course of the journey, you may see the endangered species of animals like Himalayan thar, red panda and Himalayan bear. You end today’s trekking in Everest region at Namche Bazaar which consists banks, good hotels, shopping malls, ATM booths including other modern amenities. You spend the night at a comfortable hotel by enjoying the delicious food items according to your choice.

  • Day 3 - Acclimatization Day

    This is the first acclimatization day in the Khumbu region so that you can well adjust into the high elevation. The rest day at Namche Bazaar enables you to make the further journey towards higher elevation stopovers en route. You don’t have to wake up early but sleep till late morning to take a complete physical and mental rest. You can take a hike to Everest View Hotel which is just about one hour’s walk from Namchhe Bazaar. Situated at the elevation of 3,880m, Everest View Hotel is one of the hotels situated in the highest altitude in the world. This hotel serves as the vantage point to see Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Thamserku.

    Another attraction of Namche Bazaar rest day is the Sherpa Museum (also called Hillary Museum) which gives information about the Everest expeditions. You can find the information about various expeditions made in the past years by Sherpas, their lifecycles and artifacts. The central attraction of this museum is the “Hall of Fame” which displays the photos of Sherpas and rare pictures of Tenzing Hillary who were the first to reach the Everest Summit.

  • Day 4 - Trek to Tengboche (3,860m/12,664ft) -5 Hours

    Now, you are ready to ascend further towards higher elevation stopover as you spent the rest day at Namche Bazaar. After breakfast, you start the journey along the stone paved trails going past dense forests of pine and rhododendron trees. If you are fortunate, you may have a sudden view of the Himalayan pheasant (Lophophorus, the national bird of Nepal). You can also enjoy the mesmerizing view of the snowcapped peaks Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Khumbila during the ascent. Finally, you reach Tengboche village which is one of the major stopovers during Everest region trekking.

    Tenboche village is named after the largest and oldest monastery of the entire Khumbu region, Tenboche Monastery. It is said to be one of the most picturesque village in the world, which offers the rarest view of the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest. You can hear a truly interesting story behind Tenboche Monastery about Tenzing Norgay, one of the two pioneer to reach the top of Everest. As they say, Tenzing was born in Thami village, one of the most important Sherpa cultural villages of the region, and went to this shrine to become a monk! Whatever the truth behind this anecdote, this monastery is really peaceful place to visit to.

  • Day 5 - Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14,469ft) – 5 Hours

    Today, you make your trip up to Dingboche, one of the major Sherpa settlement areas of the Everest region. As soon as you have your breakfast, you begin the voyage following the trail that moves ahead along the Imja River banks. The Imja River originates from the Imja Lake which has Island Peak famous for peak climbing in Nepal. Then, it moves further crossing a suspension bridge and thick rhododendron forests of Sagarmatha National Park housing diverse wildlife and vegetation. On the way, you go past some other Sherpa settlement areas like Pangboche, Milingo and Somare which reflect the Sherpa culture and tradition. Cherishing the welcoming sight of Mt. Nuptse, Cholatse Peak, Tobache Peak and Mt. Lhotse, finally you reach Dingboche for the night station.

  • Day 6 - Acclimatization Day

    Today is the second day for the acclimatization to measure the trail leading to the base camp of Mount Everest. Actually, rest day during the ascent to the Himalayas is a good idea to prepare yourself to move uphill without any problems. This break in the middle of the trekking prepares you to avoid the altitude sickness in the days to come. Take a complete rest by sleeping until late in the morning as you are not going to move any further. For acclimatization purpose, you take a hike to Nagarjun Hill which is situated at 5,100m which takes about four hours. Although the path to the top of the hill is steep, the alluring vistas of the snowcapped peaks are the rewards. You can enjoy the miraculous outlook of the snowy peaks like Lobuche East and West, Taboche Peak, Ama Dablam, etc. The view of Periche Valley where you spend a night while returning from EBC on foot, is also equally captivating.

  • Day 7 - Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft) -5 Hours

    After having breakfast, you move forward along the trail that goes past the crevice deposited by the Khumbu Glacier. By leaving the world’s largest glacier behind, you move ahead to the area housing memorials of the mountaineers and trekkers. These memorials are of those great climbers who tried to summit the Everest but lost their lives while going upwards or downwards. You feel really high-spirited seeing these memorials which bless you to successfully complete the journey to base camp of the highest peak. Moving ahead through the rugged trail, you reach Lobuche village which is very beautiful due to well managed trail. The people of this village are very helpful, co-operative and friendly that you can find the best hospitality over there. You can also relish the astonishing vistas of Lobuche East and Lobuche West which are important climbing peaks of Nepal.

  • Day 8 - Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,864ft) and Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) -8 Hours

    Today is most important of Everest Base Camp trekking 9 days itinerary as you will have the most awaited moment! Waking up early in the morning, you begin the journey towards Gorak Shep by following the rugged trail. Gorak Shep used to be the original base camp until 1953 expedition led by Tenzing Hillary before the current Everest Base Camp. Although the trail is steep and rough, the splendid panorama of the Khumbu Glacier and other snow-clad peaks inspires you to keep ascending. Gorak Shep is a small Himalayan village inside Sagarmatha National Park and the final rest point to make reach to the base camp.

    After reaching Gorak Shep, you keep your things at the hotel booked for the night accommodation and hike to Everest Base Camp. Don’t forget to walk slowly but steadily to prevent altitude sickness at the eleventh hour of the journey! By enjoying the sight of the Khumbu Icefall, it takes nearly two hours to cross the 3.5-km steep trail from Gorak Shep to EBC. Reaching the highest point of Everest Base Camp trek gives you the sense of victory over the most talked topic of adventure tourism. You can capture the glimpses of the snowcapped peaks of the Everest region although Mt. Everest is hidden behind Mt. Lhotse. After storing the memories of the base camp of the highest peak of the world in the camera and the mind, you retreat towards Gorak Shep.

  • Day 9 - Hike to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,209ft) and Helicopter Flight Back to Kathmandu – 60 Minutes

    Today’s journey is also very very important as you are going to have the 360-degree panoramic view of the Everest region. Rising around 3 o’clock, you set up the journey towards Kala Patthar, the vantage point of the entire Everest vicinity. If you can manage to reach the vantage point before the sunrise, you can have the rarest view of lifetime. The view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam and other peaks including Mt. Pumori is incredible. You can take the snaps by keeping the Sacred Mountain Giants on the background as a lifelong memory that you can share with your grandchildren!

    After fulfilling your desire for close-up view of the world’s highest peaks, you descend down to Gorak Shep. You can relish the amazing vistas of the glittering Himalayas due to the sunrays while having breakfast l in Gorak Shep. After you are finished with the breakfast, you take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu in a helicopter. You can enjoy the aerial view of the silvery mountains, icefalls, glaciers, dense forests and lush valleys during the return flight.

  • All ground transportation includes pick-up and drop-off from airport to hotel and vice versa in a private vehicle and other required transportation.
  • 2 Night three-star level hotels with breakfast is included in Kathmandu on your arrival day in Nepal and last day from the Everest Base camp trek with returning by helicopter day.
  • FarewAll accommodation during the trek which covers standard hotel as far as available (lodge, breakfast, lunch dinner)ell dinner
  • Government license holder English speaking Trekking Guide (5 or above trekkers: 1 extra assistant guide will be provided) and porter to carry trekkers luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Trekking guide, porters, and their accommodation which covers lodging, meals, insurance, salary, transportation, two-way domestic flight tickets, and other necessary equipment required.
  • Water purification tablets during the trek
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee.
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Trekking map and Trekking
  • First aid medical kit and Oximeter to check pulse for blood oxygen saturation during the trek; this will help recognize early signs of altitude sickness while being in the high altitude. This will be done by our trained staff.
  • Duffle bag for the trek
  • Sleeping bag and Jacket can be arranged upon request (you are recommended to bring your own)
  • Will assist in arranging rescue and evacuation arrangement in the worst case during trek due to weather condition, natural disaster, etc
  • All government taxes and office service charge
  • International Flight Tickets to and from Nepal
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees which can be obtained upon arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu ( Multiple entry tourist visa for 30 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 90 days multiple entry visa by paying USD 100 or equivalent in foreign currency ( please make sure to bring 2 passport size photo)
  • Hot shower, WiFi, phone call, charging electronic equipment during the trek only (unless it is free)
  • Extra night accommodation during the trek (in case the itinerary becomes longer due to unpredictable circumstances)
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, bottled water, hot water, cold drinks, souvenir, etc)
  • Travel insurance should also include high altitude rescue and evacuation
  • Tips and gratitude to your guide and porter
  • All the cost and expenses which are not mentioned in the ‘Included’ section

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