Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is the best trek to enjoy the view of Mt. Everest [8848 M] and several other snow-capped mountains.
The trek was famous among expedition lovers from the very first expedition of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953.
You can enjoy the stunning scenery of the Himalayan range near the Khumbu region. It features four of the world’s six tallest peaks: Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Amadablam.
Besides trekking, you can witness the lives of the Sherpas, the world-famous climbers.
Another highlight of the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is the chance to stay at top local luxury hotels. Here, you can experience the traditional Himalayan lifestyle.
Additionally, we can visit the Sagarmatha National Park during the journey. It’s another popular world heritage site in Nepal with diverse flora and fauna. Also, we can explore many sacred Buddhist monasteries in the Everest region.
Our Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return trip begins with a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. We visit temples, shrines, gompas, and stupas in Kathmandu. We also explore different bazaars, streets, and landmarks.
The next day, we will take an exciting and scenic flight to Hillary Airport in Lukla. Then, we make a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital. Here, we will be welcomed by local Sherpas and our porters.
We continue our trek to the famous vantage point, Kala Patthar. It offers a stunning 360-degree view of the Everest region Himalayas.
After reaching our goal of Everest Base Camp, we fly directly from Gorakshep to Kathmandu by helicopter.
|01||Flight||Arrival in Kathmandu||1,300||-----||4 star Hotel||D|
|02||Tour||Tour in Temples and Squares||1,300||6-7 hrs||4 star Hotel||B|
|03||Flight/trek||Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding ( 9 Km)||2,860/2,610||3 hrs||Best Guesthouse||B L D|
|04||Trek||Phakding-Namche Bazar (12 Km)||3,440||6/7 hrs||Best Guesthouse||B L D|
|05||Hike day||Hike-Everest View hotel-Namche||3,962||4/5 hrs||Best Guesthouse||B L D|
|06||Trek||Namche bazar-Deboche (12 Km)||3,820||5/6 hrs||Best Guesthouse||B L D|
|07||Trek||Deboche-Pheriche (10Km)||4,371||5/6 hrs||Best Guesthouse||B L D|
|08||Hike day||Hike view point-Pheriche||4,700||4/5 hrs||Best Guesthouse||B L D|
|09||Trek||Pheriche-Lobuche (8 Km)||4,910||5/6 hrs||Best Guesthouse||B L D|
|10||Trek||Trek to Everest BC-Gorakshep (13 Km)||5,364/5165||8/9 hrs||Best Guesthouse||B L D|
|11||Hike/fly||Hike-Kalapatther-Fly to Kathmandu||5,545/1,300||4/5 hrs||4 Star Hotel||B L|
|12||Rest day||Rest day for you||1,300||----||4 Star Hotel||B|
|13||Flight||Departure from Kathmandu||----||----||----||B|
Our airport representative will welcome you on the first day at Tribhuwan International Airport. The guiding team will take you to your respective hotels, depending on your arrival, you will have free time or a free day, and we will welcome you to our Welcome dinner in the evening.
We will provide you all the schedule for day two on the very first day through our staff.
On the following day of your arrival, our guide staff will pick you up from the hotel and take you to one of the most worshipped religious sites, Pashupatinath temple. You would be pleased to know that Pashupatinath temple was listed as a UNESCO world heritage in 1979. You will observe a temple on the 3rd house in the Kathmandu valley, also known as the city of temples.
On the same day, you will visit the unbelievable architecture of Swambhunath Stupa. The word ‘Swayambhu‘ means “self-existed one,” which was believed to go back to 460 AD. This unique structure was built by King Manadeva in the 13th century and is listed in UNESCO world heritage sites.
On the same day, you will prepare everything required for our journey, the Everest base camp trek with helicopter return.
After visiting the Kathmandu Valley on day 2, we head to Lukla through a thirty-minute domestic flight from Kathmandu. Taking the joy of beautiful greenery hills and amazing aerial structural view and praying to god, we land on one of the most dangerous runways in the world (Lukla Airport Runway).
After landing, we begin the journey of the trek. We walk through mesmerizing Sherpa Village, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the forest in the mountains. Passing Kongde and Kusum-Khanguru, we continue our hile of almost four hours until we reach Phakding. In Phakding, we will check into the hotel rooms and give the night here.
We travel long distances, so we will rest for more than 8-10 Hours to reduce tiredness.
Rejoicing the incredible purity of nature, early in the morning, we begin our Hike from Phakding with a gradual walk through the beautiful pine forest crossing the suspension bridge. On this day, we will explore the beautifully decorated Moneo village and one of the most preserved Sagarmatha National Park.
On the journey, you will see a beautifully decorated red Rhododendron forest with fantastic natural scenery. Namche bazaar is at an altitude of 3440 m which is the most common place for spending holidays enjoying the heaven of mountains. Namche Bazar has many lodges and hotels as per your budget and comfort.
Namche Bazar is also called the base of Mt. Everest, situated on the slope of an arch-shaped mountain. This city is famous for its homemade cheese and butter from yak yogurt. The ancient culture, traditional practices, and friendly hospitality will make you feel at home.
On the sixth day of our Everest base camp trek with helicopter return journey, we head in 4-5 hours of the hike towards Deboche, a monastic settlement established by Lama Gulu for the benefit of nuns. Deboche lies between Tengboche and Pangboche. It is the potential stop on the Everest Base Camp with an altitude of 3820 m.
The remarkable scenery of whitish hills and impressive monasteries on top hills surrounded by a range of peaks looks fascinating. The interior design of Buddhist Monasteries will make you click some glimpses of photographs.
We will reach the maximum altitude of 4371 m on this day of the Hike. Our Hike begins from Deboche to Pheriche. Enjoying the beauty of the Nepali Himalayas, we reach Pangboche.
Pangboche is a village in Khumjung VDC at an altitude of 3985 m. It is the only permanent village between Deboche to Pheriche. People believe that Yeti (A very endangered living Creature) lives nearby the village region.
Flexing on the Himalayan routes, we finally reach Pheriche at a considerable altitude of 4371 m. You can have a break for some time. The Buddhist Monasteries and Gomba are worth our visit as it is known to be the oldest in the Himalayan region. You can find some medical supplies here, as most people suffer from altitude sickness.
On the eighth day of our trek, we will explore the hills and mountains around Pheriche village. We will breathe in the beautiful atmosphere, which makes us forget all our tiredness.
This day will be an essential part of our trek as we will get a chance to experience a once-upon-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the Himalayas on our own.
On this day of the Hike, we will reach Lobuche, with the highest altitude of 4910 m, in 4-5 hour of Hike. Lobuche is the mountain range of two peaks, Lobuche east and west. The Eastern peak has almost 6119 m altitude mean, while the west side has 6145 m. These two are favorites for climbing among mountain trekkers.
Lobuche is a perfect stop for lunch, as hotels and restaurants are rarely found on the way. It is the ultimate overnight stop where all the required food and accommodation facilities are available, with good views of mountain ranges.
The excitement won’t last long as, on the 9th day of our trek, you will finally get to touch the feet of the world’s highest peak. The tour will be very long, almost 8-9 hours of Hike. All the tiredness and pain will disappear, seeing the world’s highest peak in front of you.
Our Hike starts walking early in the morning along with the sun; our route leads us to climb above the Khumbu Glacier, passing the rocky areas and finally reaching the Gorakshep.
After enjoying a great time in Everest Base Camp, being there for 2-4 hours, we conclude our further journey here and return to Gorakshep for a night stay.
On the 11th day of our Everest base camp trek with helicopter return journey, we walk through the hills to reach the top of Kalapatthar at 5545 m offering panoramic views of scary Everest along with other mountain ranges.
We will move to Gorakshep for breakfast. After all this, it will finally be the time to say bye-bye to the EBC hike, as the Helicopter will be waiting for us to send us back to Kathmandu.
You will enjoy the beautiful scenery of aerial view of the mountain range along with glaciers, rivers, villages, and monasteries. You certainly will feel sad about leaving all these beautiful journeys. This journey will be the best motivation to pursue the rest of your career. EBC trek will be the best-ever mountain trek that will make you physically strong and mentally well.
On the 12th day, you will get a leisure day in Kathmandu, where you can explore unexplored places like Chandragiri Hills, Patan Durbar Square, and many more.
You can also extend the visa if you are well impressed by the trek and want to visit more tourist places, or you can have shopping for different Nepalese traditional chocolates or dresses.
We will leave you to the Tribhuwan International Airport for departure through our staff with good greetings.
We would be delighted to serve you again if you want to visit Nepal soon.
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Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is an amazing trip as the trip starts with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where the journey begins, is normally trustworthy, but if the weather is poor, all flights for the day will be delayed or canceled. We will try to get you on a hired helicopter (depends on your interest )if the flight is cancelled, but you will be liable for the additional fees, which can range from $300 to $600 or more depending on the number of passengers on the Helicopter.
Some itineraries include an extra day in the trek as a buffer in case of delays, But in some itinerary no include extra days . However, because flights can sometimes be delayed for many days, we recommend that you add a couple of extra days to the end of your trip in case of any delays. Extra days should always be added at the conclusion of the journey rather than the beginning.
Special Information for Lukla Flight
Some of the Peak travel seasons The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal may run flights from Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to Ramechhap Airport in an effort to relieve congestion at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. In this circumstance, for any affected departures, you will have to get up early on Day 01, drive the 135 kilometers (about 4-5-hours) from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Airport, and also return. Transfers in a private vehicle will be provided at no additional cost. We will provide you with the most up-to-date information about flights.
The trip (Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return), excluding in the rainy season, is comfortable. However, during the winter, the temperature reaches minus, which could be dangerous due to less visibility, and helicopter service won’t be operative.
So the best season for the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek with Helicopter return is mainly from March to May and September to November.
You can also trek from October to earlier December for evident sceneries of the mountains, but the possibility of snowfall is slightly high. However, the daylight condition will be excellent for the hike.
We ensure your best safety, so we highly recommend you book the trip between March and May, where you will discover the red village of Nepal filled with the red-flowered Rodhodendron all over the jungle.
Every mountain adventurer always dreamt of trekking on the lap of the world’s highest peak. Only some mountain lovers can trek such challenging routes and come back walking on the hills. So that you can pursue your dream, we have customized the trekking schedule and courses per your comfort. We ensure your safe travels, hike, food, accommodation, and helicopter return service.
Imagine just after a long hike of more than a week, you reach the destination, and again you need to walk more than one week downhill to get back. The tiredness will be of extreme level.
To avoid the pain and stress of hiking, we serve you with a helicopter return service from where you can avail of the beautiful aerial view of a massive chain of snowcapped mountain ranges. The upper picture of 7 alluring bunch of great Himalayas will let tiredness go away.
Just think about the joy on your face when you see the world’s highest peak standing tall and smiling at you. The level of satisfaction on achieving such an incredible feat will be seen on your face. The sixty-five-minute helicopter ride in the Everest base camp valley will be the best for you due to the immense beauty of the great Himalayas.
You must book the flight to the world’s most dangerous airport for a usual Everest trek. The flight may also not be possible due to bad weather most of the time. Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return package will save you time and the frustration of canceling the Lukla to Kathmandu flight due to bad weather.
The helicopter service will be provided while returning to Kathmandu. Instead of trekking to Lukla and pursuing the dangerous high altitude (2846 m) of Lukla airport, we assure you the best helicopter service from Gorekshep to Kathmandu directly at an affordable cost. It saves a lot of your time and energy applying this route.
So, In general, the Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return is for those who want to grab the beauty of EBC (Everest Base Camp) in less time.
Talking about the difficulty, for those adventurers and mountain lovers, the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is very adventurous and most likely like a piece of cake. The beauty of the great Himalayas on the way will steal all the pain and stress.
For old-aged children (10-16 years), we suggest coming with a caretaker for safety. The routes are fully covered with snow, and the temperature during the Trek ranges from 22 degrees high in Summer and -5 degrees low in Winter season.
However, for a true mountain enthusiast, winter is the challenging season for trekking as there will only be helicopter service available during these cold months due to bad weather.
The success rate of EBC is around 90% which shows the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return trek is not that difficult for a true explorer of the great Himalayas. Trekking becomes easier when you don’t have to hike downhill as we will provide you with a direct helicopter ride service to Kathmandu during the best seasons of Trek.
Honestly, it’s a big No. You don’t need any previous experience to take part. We will guide you throughout the journey with reliable and punctual feeding, housing, and guidance. You will have a very new experience while hiking with us.
The Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return is an adventure to experience once in a lifetime. The satisfaction on your face after touching the feet of the world’s highest peak defines the worthiness of this Trek. The adventure that illustrates the process of life and gives a vital lesson and motivation with countless memories should be the best deal of your life.
Your dream is to sing in pure and peaceful nature, and the goal will finally complete dance with Himalayan fish. It’s not just about nature but also about the hospitality and tradition the Sherpa community offers you.
The best thing about the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return trek is all the routes are well-managed and well-defined. You will notice different billboards on the way addressing the correct way and the altitude.
Thousands of people already explore the streets, so there will only be confusion if you make any mistake. EBC delivers the true meaning of adventure with a pure form of beautiful mountains created by nature. You will cover the routes with snow all season, and you might see other trekkers hiking and enjoying beautiful movement.
The only difficulty is climbing the high-end mountains, but we know one with such a massive desire will take it too easy.
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|No. of People||Price Per Person|
|1 Pax||US$ 4200|
|2 Pax||US$ 3000|
|3-5 Pax||US$ 2600|
|6-9 Pax||US$ 2300|
|10-15 Pax||US$ 2200|
|Over 16 Pax||US$ 2000|
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