Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return - 9 Days

Everest Base Camp trek may be your ideal place for a thrilling-outbreak. The trip in itself is an unceasing twirl of adventures, cultural trade, and local foods. Far off from the city’s uproar, you get a tranquil atmosphere here alongside spectacular view.

Snowy mountains, lush-green pastures, subtropical highland climate, the place has immense to cherish for everyone. The valleys are nothing short of mindblowing with diverse topography, exotic terrains, and ever changing climate.

Then, of course, there are these unpretentious people from different ethnic groups. With their generosity and kindness, they make you feel at home.

The region has equally succeeded to tempt thousands of trekkers with its natural beauty and unique geographical features. The trails along the way and into the dense forest to the base camp are impossible not to explore.

It’s therefore, the Everest Base Camp on the southeast ridge has been visited the most by the trekkers. Unlike the northeast base camp, hikers keep rambling the trials to the base camp throughout the year.

Still for an orderly comfort, most trekkers today hire a charter to reach the base camp. To eschew weeks-long trek, they keep looking for an alternative.

Meanwhile, we here attempt to ease their journey as much as possible by arranging them a charter. Our Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return will bring indulgence and comfort with it.

It’s a complete package of adventure and luxury that gets you the most out of any trip. You’ll be trekking for all in all 9 days. In the timescale, you get to explore the region meticulously.

The deep fissure, varied landscapes, unreal pastures are only to name a few that attract trekkers. Other being the extraordinary art, religious sentiments, and fiesta of the region.

The walkway that others would be taking weeks to accomplish is something you’ll bring off in a fraction of time. With the Everest base camp trek and fly back by helicopter, you get to view the scenic mountains, deep cleft, and meadow.

Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

  • Insight into a cultural asset, traditions, and ancient history of the region
  • Stunning view of Mt. Everest alongside Lhotse and Nuptse scattered around
  • Sense of calm walking the trails that go through a dense forest covered with wide species of flowers
  • Squint into religious and architectural sites including the Tengboche monastery. It had burnt down in 1989 and afterward restructured
  • Religious gathering, celebrating festivals, and rituals performed to compress the religious gap
  • Offers a cool and cozy atmosphere in Autumn and Spring with awe-inspiring sights
  • Local shops and stalls set up for trekkers to get a souvenir for recollection

Difficulties during Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

  • Cancellations of flight following bad weather and heavy snowfalls
  • The trails to the Everest Base Camp gets filthy during Monsoon, causing an accident
  • Altitude sickness like nausea, breathing difficulties and headache becomes common
  • High-tech facilities like Wi-fi and ATM gets exorbitant at high lands like Namche Bazar
  • Peak season gives rise to insufficiency of guest house and lodge in Everest
  • Accommodations are of economic with no luxurious items and extra facilities

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

Everest Base Camp Trek is quite rightly the most thrilling hike of all. The challenging trails, language barrier and unforeseeable weather, all adjoining the Trek difficulties.

Yet, out of all, it’s the season in Nepal that makes the trek unachievable at times. The more the weather changes, the tougher it gets to reach the base camp.

While some seasons offer a warm atmosphere to trekkers with an astounding view. Some make the trip unpleasant and least to come to the memory.

Each year countless tourists from wide across the country visit Nepal for Everest Base Camp Trek. Most of whom have been noticed preferring Springtime of the year for off-center attraction

Trekkers can’t help admiring the beauty of the region during Spring as it proffers a mesmerizing view of Mt. Everest. During this time, the weather gets magical with a clear blue sky.

You’ll find a busier street bustled with both local people and tourists. Most of them even struggle to find a lodge as the entire region is crowded. The dense forest brings together flora and wildlife that never fails to get noticed.

Like Spring, the other prime season that has lure trekkers to visit the Everest Base Camp is Autumn. The trekkers enjoy walking the trail of the Base Camp during the season as it renders a delightful atmosphere with average temperature.

The temperature during Autumn reaches up to 15 Degree Celsius in the daytime while stays at -10 Degree Celsius at night. With this, the season becomes a rightly appropriate time to visit the base camp.

It isn’t too hot nor too cold during Autumn, giving a perfect backdrop to tourists. As the sky is less cloudy, it provides better visibility to the trekkers ascending the base camp.

In that case, even the Winter season has been quite revered by trekkers. Not because the weather is cloudy but because the entire region looks mind-blowing whitewash with snow.

The roads aren’t as slippery as compared to Monsoon though it’s frosty at the higher elevation. Everest in winter has so much more to discover including wildlife and vegetation. The fog and mist can, however, heckle the sight of the mountains along with valleys.

The only season most trekkers don’t get excited visiting the Everest Base Camp is Monsoon. The sun-suitor doesn’t wish to travel the region at all during monsoon as the trails are constantly drenched in rain.

Driving on the slippery road causes major accidents. Even for the helicopter, it becomes challenging to take off and vice-versa. This causes a delay in flight and will also disrupt your schedule.

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Essential Items required during Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is an adventure to go with for every tourist visiting Nepal. It’s your ideal place for a backpacking trip and an easy escape from the city hassle.

It’s a prime destination for every trekking enthusiast who wallows in challenges. There is still plenty for everyone who goes on exploring the place. The mesmeric beauty of the Himalayas and pristine will instantly capture your mind.

It would still be imprudent of you to go unprepared on such perilous trek. The last thing trekkers would want to know in the excursion is that they fell short of items required.

So to avoid such misfortune, we provide you the list of items required during Everest Base Camp Trek.

Essential Items:

  • Base layers (Moisture-wicking short sleeve and long sleeve shirt, woven shirt)
  • Pants (Synthetic and fleece pants, hiking shorts and waterproof trekking pants)
  • Synthetic or wool fleece gloves and a broad-brimmed hat
  • Light-weight waterproof jacket and down jacket
  • Rugged hiking boots or trekking shoes
  • Trekking poles and rain gear

Other Items:

  • Head torch or small flashlight
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Medical Kit (Blisters plaster, antibiotics, aspirin)
  • Personal Toiletries (Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, hand sanitizer, wet wipes)
  • Insect repellent
  • Spare batteries for camera

Optional Items:

  • Up-to-date orienteering map of Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Guidebook, notepad, and pen
  • Binoculars
Day 1
Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Flight Duration: 40 minutes

Trek Duration: 3-4 hours

Flight Distance: 136.17 km 

Trek Distance: 6.2 km 

Maximum Altitude (Lukla): 2860 meters 

Maximum Altitude (Phakding): 2610 meters

Get a kick start of your Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return shortly after the arrival at Kathmandu. We’ll receive you at the airport heeding your scheduled flight. Thereupon, you’ll take a drive to your hotel, be refreshed and board the charter.

After almost 40 minutes of flight over the Nepalese sky, you’ll finally arrive at Lukla airport. As of now, you can scope out the resplendent township of this small village. Also because you’ve got plenty of time before the trek, better get yourself an authentic Nepalese breakfast.

Your formal trek to the Everest Base Camp begins right from here. For the first day, you start slow and tramp for almost 3-4 hours before reaching Phakding. Along the way, you’ll get a taste of Himalayan culture, sight breathtaking views, and mountain plateau.

You ease off and spend the night at this beautiful village of the Khumbu region. You start an early trek the next morning after having breakfast.

Day 2
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

Trek Distance: 9.4 km 

Maximum Altitude: 3440 meters 

The day is going to hit you hard today. Compared to what it was on the first day, the trip is going to be intense and far challenging. It takes about 6-7 hours of trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. 

Trekkers will pass through the new suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river to arrive at Namche. On the way, you’ll witness the true beauty of Phakding and nearby villages. 

It is more fun looking out at the diverse landscapes, magnificent foothills, and terrains of the region. Delightful it is to walk Monjo Village, a gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. 

Extended in an area of 443 sq. m, the park is home to abundant wild species and vegetation. For a century, it has preserved cultural resources and wildlife including martens and musk deer. 

From here, you scramble up to Namche Bazaar and wrap up the trek for the day. Stay the night at a guest house or lodge as there is plenty of it in the village.

Day 3
Day 03: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization

Altitude: 3441 Meters

Accommodation: Guest House

Start the day with the beautiful morning at Namche. Help yourself with breakfast at the guest house and spend the rest of the day acclimating to the altitude and its effect.

Being a portal to Everest Base Camp, Namche is the perfect place to stay at for altitude acclimatization. You can go on a short hike or even miles long on your stay at Namche. Then again you also have the option to wander around the local shops. You can even get yourself a souvenir for memories. There are many tea houses where you can grab a special home-made tea.

For those who yearn to trek, you can walk till Khunde Hospital and further to Syangboche. The trails to Everest View Hotel, Syangboche will offer you a majestic view of Everest and Lhotse.

Day 4
Day 04: Trek to Tengboche Monastery

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours 

Trek Distance: 9.2 km 

Maximum Altitude: 3860 meters 

After a day of altitude acclimatization, you’re now primed for a trip to Tengboche. This takes at least 6 hours of trek to reach Tengboche starting right from Namche Bazaar. 

The mountain trails to this small Khumbu village ascends above the Dudh Koshi river. After scrambling ahead, you’ll descend steeply to a bridge and arrive at Phunki Tenga. 

The highlight of this trip for you will be the splendid scenery of Nuptse and Cho Oyu. Others, being the homely tea shops, phenomenal villages with kind people.

The true notability of the region, however, goes down to the beautiful Tengboche Monastery. One of the major attractions of the place, Tengboche Monastery carries an extraordinary elegance.

You can’t resist applauding the rich culture and art once you visit the gompa. This will also bring you closer to knowing the cultural norms and values of the people of Himalayas. 

After such an exciting day at Tengboche, it’s best you take a rest at one of the local guest houses at night. Better start the trek to Dingboche in the dawn of the very next day.

Day 5
Day 05 - Trek to Dingboche.

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Trek Distance: 9 km

Maximum Altitude: 4410 meters

On the morning of the fifth day to your Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return, you’ll have breakfast. Soon you’ll be joined by your trek chum and proceed to the trial.

It takes about five hours before you complete the trek and arrive at the Sherpa Village. From Tengboche, you’ll plummet through the dense forest and pass the Imja Khola.

You then ascend gently on your way to the magnificent village of Pangboche. More trekkers get fascinated by the astonishing sight of mountains and mani walls on their arrival.

They find tranquility walking the dense forest sheath with pine trees and wildflowers. Now you’ll be walking along the trail full of coniferous trees. Two more hours of trek and that’ll bring you to the end of the day’s trek, Dingboche.

Day 6
Day 06: Acclimatization day trip to Chukhung Valley

Trek Distance: 3-4 hours

Trek Duration: 5.03 km

Maximum Altitude: 4730 meters

After a restful night at Dingboche, you’re now ready to start the day and walk up to Chukhung Valley. You may find yourself wondering in the first visit of Chukhung as it’s more of a lodge village.

People in this region comforts trekkers by helping them with the guest houses. Your stop off in the valley is mostly for altitude acclimatization and to adapt to the climate.

Ascending the trails and short hiking will help you adjust to the temperature of the region. This will somehow avert you from having altitude sickness.

Chukhung is just the place you need to spend the night. Here you can get yourself most traditional food and drinks but, of course, for a price.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Trek Distance: 10.61 km

Maximum Altitude:4940 meters

On the seventh day of your Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return, you’ll walk to Lobuche. For the day, you’ll be covering a distance of 10.61 km within 5-6 hours.

The trails leading to Lobuche will bring its own marvelous beauty with a cultural brand. You’ll find ample places with mesmerizing sights.

On a further scale, your trial will steer you to Thugla which lies at an elevation of 4600 meters. A few steps after walking the pastures, you’ll arrive at trekker’s post office in Periche.

From here, you’ll ascend mildly along the glacier until reaching Lobuche. As it gets tardy by the time you reach Lobuche, you’ll call off the trek for the day.

Day 8
Day 08: Trek to Everest Base Camp

Trek Duration: 7 hours

Trek Distance: 15 km

Maximum Altitude: 5364 meters

From Lobuche, you’ll start trekking from the early morning as the trail gets tough above. It takes almost 3-4 hours of walk before you arrive at Gorakshep. A sense of complacency you’ll get sighting the mountains and valleys along the way.

Gorakshep is your last stop to get lunch and relax before mounting to EBC. From Gorakshep, you’ll fore towards Everest Base Camp on a rocky trail. Exciting the trip becomes while traveling along the ridge of the Khumbu glacier.

The closer you get to the base camp, the more you get a clear vision of Mt. Everest. Yet, the best interest comes once you arrive at the camp, the view of monstrous Everest and even Nuptse.

The sublime beauty of Khumbu glacier, Khumbu icefall and chasm will leave your heart with awe. You’ll now retrace the trail that goes back to Gorak Shep and stay there for the night.

Day 9
Day 09: Trek to Kala Patthar and return to Kathmandu via helicopter

Trek Duration (Kala Patthar): 1-2 hours

Flight Duration (Kathmandu): 40 minutes

Trek Distance (Kala Patthar): 1.2 km

Flight Distance (Kathmandu): 152 km

Maximum Altitude (Kala Patthar): 5643 meters

Minimum Altitude (Kathmandu): 1400 meters

Finally, you’ve now reached the end of our Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter Return. On the last day, we head towards the picturesque Kala Patthar soon having breakfast.

It’ll take you about 5-6 hours to reach the rocky mountain that gleams with the day first sunrise. The mountain will pour you out captivating views of Everest along with Changtse.

You can catch your breath and once again take a glimpse of the majestic landscape and gorges. On your return to Gorak Shep after such an overwhelming moment, you’ll have breakfast and wait for the helicopter.

It will fly you to Tribhuvan International Airport from where we’ll receive you. You’ll be dropped at your hotel soon then where you can relax the rest of the day.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop-off by private car / van.
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • 08 Night guest houses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
  • A local government license holder English speaking trekking guide.
  • The required number of porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking guide and porter.
  • All necessary trekking permits, National Park permits and entry fees.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag.
  • First aid medical kits.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate.
  • EBC trek route map.
  • Domestic airfare and airport tax.
  • Helicopter flight from Gorekshep to Kathmandu

Cost Excludes:

  • Any meals whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (but we can arrange if requested)
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staffs.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

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  • Min. 1 Pax
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