Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

  • Destination Everest Trekking Packages, Nepal
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Transportation Bus, Jeep
  • Grade Moderate
  • Group Size 5-6

Overview on Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Everest base camp trek with helicopter return is one of the rubies in the Himalayas. EBC lies just on the foot of the highest mountain in the world Mt. Everest. With this trek, we will be fortunate to see the highest peak in the world from a really close range. Besides, this is also one of the most famous trekking routes for extreme adventure seekers. The travel gives you the view of many peaks that are above 8000m commonly known as eight-thousandners. This is a 12-day trip including a helicopter return for those who have limited time. during the trek, you will be accompanied by excellent and well-trained local guides, mountain guides, and welcoming staff who have extensive knowledge of this route. Hence, booking with Trekkers Nepal means hiking with local sherpas and supporting their livelihood while having the best adventurous experience in the Himalayas and nature.

More about Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Trekkers Nepal aims to provide the best service to our clients of every age group and take care of their food and lodging for the entire journey. The flight will take you to Lukla from Kathmandu where the hike begins. This is one of the popular routes which is short and directly leads to Base camp, so it is much safe. We pass through many settlements like Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep during the trek. The entire region is mostly dominated by a friendly ethnic group of sherpas. They are considered to be the master climbers of the Himalayas and you meeting them would be a chance for you to have some knowledge about their culture and tradition as well. So look no further and book your Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return with Us.

The hike comprises mostly of hilly terrain and magnificent cascades. The lush green vegetation, sparkling rivers, and alpine forests are a few nature collections you will find there. There are certain species of flora and fauna only found in Everest base camp trek region. If this trip is covered during the spring, you will get to see rhododendron in bloom which will make the entire journey enchanting. The wilderness in this hilly and mountainous region is so pure that it still remains untouched in many sections of this region. For discerning travelers, the spirited mountain is a major attraction.


Your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) marks the beginning of the trip. Our representatives will be eagerly waiting for your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport holding placards of your name. After legal formalities, our staff will take you to the hotel. If you are not suffering jetlag and have time you can visit some places in the city. However, we would suggest you take some rest first, and then our expert guide will have a small briefing session with you.
We fly to Lukla, a small hill station in the Khumbu region. The mesmerizing view of the Himalayas, lush green hills, and flowing rivers are worthy to watch. This small settlement of Sherpas is a gateway to the Everest base camp. After meeting the crew members the first hike begins. We move on and walking down the Dudh Koshi River find mules carrying supplies since no vehicles are found in this region. After a couple of hours, we cross a suspension bridge and reach Phakding. A small beautiful Sherpa village on the river valley of Dudh Koshi where we will be spending our first night of the trip.
We ascend and pass through mani walls, Chorten, and colorful flags. The dramatic change occurs when we enter the pine and rhododendron forests. As we go higher the glimpse of Khumbu peak inspires us to go further and after hiking for some time we reach Monjo a Small Sherpa village right at the mouth of Sagarmatha National Park. There is a checkpoint and after the formalities are over we hike through the park to reach Jorsale. Then we cross many hills and suspension bridges and ultimately reach Namche. The first sight of Mt.Everest along with Thamserkhu, Khumbila, Konde Ri, and Tawache is so mesmerizing to watch.
The body must get acclimatize to the thin air at that elevation so it is important to stay at Namche for the day. This town is the biggest in this region so restaurants, cafes, teahouses, shops, ATMs and various kinds of lodges are available. In order to adjust and maintain fitness, you can hike to Everest hotel which is right above Namche. On the way back, visit Khumjung village where you will find an ancient monastery that has a scalp of Yeti and the first school in the Khumbu region established by Sir Edmund Hillary. So a much-needed rest is done and then we prepare for tomorrow.
The view of Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, and many other peaks is gorgeous and mystical as we start our hike to Tengboche. Crossing alpine meadows, pine and rhododendron forest, and many beautiful places we continue our hike. Eventually, we reach Tengboche a sparsely populated area, and very pleasing as we find hospitable people. A monastery (Tengboche Gompa) lies in the center of the village and is the largest one in the entire Khumbu region. You can visit the monastery with your guide and offer prayers. Amadablam appears just nearby since it is close to this area and do not forget to watch sunrise and sunset from here.
After watching the sunrise we start, through a gentle downhill. After a while, we cross Imja Khola, and then it is a steep climb to Pangboche, the highest permanent settlement of Sherpas in the Everest region. As we ascend vegetation becomes sparse and trees start disappearing due to altitude and surface of the earth. The terrain appears barren, desolate, and uninhabitable. We walk slowly and with heavy steps finally reaching Dingboche where we stay overnight. A majestic view of the Island peak and Ama Dablam can be enjoyed from Dingboche.
As Dingboche falls on higher altitudes adjustment we will conduct a day for acclimatization. Though Dingboche is a small village, with stone wall fields it is popular among climbers for making their way to Everest Base Camp and Island Peak. On this day of acclimatization, we take a short hike to Nagarjun Hill to keep the body fit. After returning we can have a look at gears and equipment since this place consists of the best high-quality things to offer on rent. In the afternoon, we climb halfway to Chukking Ri, a hill right on top of the settlement. After we descend we rest and prepare for the day next.
We make our move slowly and steadily since at this altitude due to thin air we may get tired fast. We then reach Thukla(4,600m) where we stop for lunch and much-needed rest. After some time, we go through Thukla pass where we find memorials erected for those brave ones who lost their lives conquering Everest that reminds us how they have paved the way for us. As you come closer to Lobuche you will observe a peak that divides Nepal from Tibet. The hike ends at Lobuche for the day and we rest overnight there.
The day starts early since a lot of ground needs to be covered. Hiking along the Khumbu glacier, the path will be slippery, so you need to be cautious. Additionally, the trail gently goes up and down. At Gorak Shep we stop for lunch and rest for a while, then we head on for the base camp of the world's highest mountain. Right now we are at the highest place in the world so watch your steps as the topography appears very unusual with moraines, boulders, and pebbles. The sight of base camp will motivate you to reach that point soon. During peak climbing season colorful tents make it look wonderful. After spending some time at the Base camp, we head back to Gorek Shep and prepare for the next day.
Heading to our destination we start trekking early however, not a speck of greenery is found around. Once we reach Kala Patthar(5,550m) which is another most popular viewpoint in the Everest region. You will be taken aback to find that the hill is a solid dark mound of earth. From kalapatthar, you can have a 360-degree view of Everest, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Lola, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. After capturing the view on your handset, it is time to return to Gorek Shep. From Gorek Shep, we get inside the helicopter and fly to Lukla. You can spend a night at Lukla or fly back to Kathmandu the choice is yours.
In case you choose to stay at Lukla overnight, this day we have our breakfast early and then fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. At Lukla, our crew will be there to bid you farewell and hope your hiking days must have been adventurous and exciting. So we get inside the plane and fly back to Kathmandu. Since you may have ample time you can visit places like Thamel and Asan where you can buy souvenirs. In the evening we will organize a farewell dinner for you.
Finally, you will be leaving Kathmandu and departing to your homeland. Our staff will reach you at the airport. If the trip was satisfactory kindly give your review and if you want to explore another part of the Himalayas contact us. We are always there to serve you at our best.

Cost Includes

  • Internal flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Airport transfers
  • Helicopter fees
  • An English-speaking local guide
  • Accommodation
  • Three meals per day during the trek
  • One porter per individual
  • Rescue insurance expenses
  • Equipment for group climbing, such as ropes, ice screws, tents, cooking tools, and first aid kits

Cost Excludes

  • International travel expenses
  • Extra meals
  • Personal expenses such as beverages, laundry, hot baths, and bottled water
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Clothing and gear expenses for climbing

Equipment Checklist

Equipment Used for Everest base camp trek with helicopter return
  • hiking shorts,
  • ear muffs,
  • neck warmer
  • sleeping bag
  • lightweight hiking boots
  • sunscreen
  • UV-protective eyewear
  • additional bulbs and batteries for a torch
  • toothbrushes, toothpaste, tissues, and towels
  • Apply moisturizer to your body, lips, and face.
  • Sanitizer
  • Sleeping pants and hiking
  • Boots for hiking with socks
  • Underwear
  • Backpack
  • cozy gloves
  • top thermal
  • a raincoat
  • Down jacket
  • woolen jacket for warmth
  • Wollen headgear, including a cap.
  • wool or any hat that is warm
  • Baggage lock and keys
  • T-shirt


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Due to better weather than the rainy and winter seasons, the spring and fall seasons (March-May and September–November) are highly advised for the Everest base camp trek with a helicopter return.

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