Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Overview
Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Everyone dreams to witness the mighty Mt. Everest and every year, thousands of trekkers from across the world hike to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar from where one can enjoy the majestic view of mighty Mt. Everest with other lofty mountains.
The classic Everest Base Camp Trek is a lengthy trek that goes about 13 to 15 days and involves round hiking of the trails covering a distance of 130 km. If you are time bound and still want to make it to the base camp of the mighty Mt.Everest then unlock the ultimate adventure with Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return packages that are perfect for you.
Short Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek with Helicopter return from Gorakshep to Kathmandu is the best trek for the adventurous seeker not able to do the classic 13 to 15 days trek to Everest Base Camp due to time-bound. This EBC trek with Helicopter return offers a close-up view of mighty Mt. Everest, a sense of accomplishment to hike up to the altitude of 5,545 m – Kala Patthar. The short Everest Base Camp trek ride back by Helicopter escapes the trodden trekking route letting you enjoy the thrilling 20 minutes Helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Lukla, and again fly back to Kathmandu providing a bird’s eye view of Namche Bazaar and the small settlements of the Khumbu region. The classic Everest Base Camp Trek covers a distance of around 130 km generally taking 13 to 15 days so this short trek to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return saves you 2 to 4 days.
The Nepal Everest Base Camp trek with Helicopter return takes you through the Sherpa villages and verdant forest with cascading waterfalls making your journey to Everest Base Camp a once-in-lifetime experience. The short EBC trek return by Helicopter itinerary traverses the same classical Everest Base Camp trails but returns by Helicopter to enjoy the bird’s eye scenic views of the Khumbu region. Hence, if you have limited time and want to trek Everest Base Camp, it is the perfect trek package.
Short Everest Base Camp Trek fly back by helicopter offers a majestic view of pristine blue skies with eagles and birds flying high. You will see animals like Himalayan Tahr, Musk Deer, and yaks grazing on the high mountain slopes. 11 days short Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return itinerary includes 2 days of acclimatization helping you to adapt to the increasing altitude and lessen the chance of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). You get to explore the surrounding places and interact with the locals during acclimatization in Namche and Dingboche. You will visit the Khumbu Glaciers, explore the valleys and witness the mesmerizing panoramic vistas of the highest peaks of the world. The most fascinating feature about this trek is you will walk on the same path leading you to the top of the world!
The short Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu/Ramechhap to Lukla, the gateway to Everest Region and you hike towards Phakding. On another day you will cross verdant forests, farming fields, and swaying bridges decorated with prayer flags and reach Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa Capital of Nepal. You will witness breathtaking vistas of snow-capped mountains like Thamserku, Kongde Ri, Kusum Khangaru, Khongeta, and many more astonishing peaks. You will hike to Everest View Hotel (3,880 m) to acclimatize to the increasing altitude. The short 11 days EBC Trek itinerary takes you through Sherpa villages like Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. You will reach the foot of Mt.Everest, Everest Base Camp with an altitude of 5,364 m. You will experience a close-up view of Mt.Everest from the webcam Kala Patthar located at an altitude of 5,545 m. The highest altitude you can hike without a climbing permit is Kala Patthar (5,545 m). You will have an awe-inspiring experience witnessing the spectacular view of Nuptse, Changtse, and a glimpse of Lhotse from Kala Patthar.
On the way back, you will escape the normal classic Everest trails saving you 2 to 4 days. You will experience a thrilling helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Kathmandu enjoying the aerial view of the Khumbu region, and its villages. The Helicopter ride rewards you with an astonishing aerial view of Mt.Everest, Nuptse, Amadablam, Lhotse, Changtse, Pumori, and Nuptse II. What an awesome way to end the Everest Base Camp Trek, isn’t it?
Nepal Adventure Team, a well-established trekking agency in Nepal offers you this short Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return from Gorakshep to Kathmandu in 2023/2024. This short 11 days Everest Base Camp Trek accommodates all the wonders and surprises of classical Everest Base Camp Trek so you can have the best out of a trip even if you have a short time.
Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Packages costs are flexible to customize the packages as per your choices and needs. We provide discounted fares for large groups. We have affordable prices for the early birds for 2023/2024.
Join us and you will have the best organized, wonderful trek to Mount Everest.
Why book EBC Helicopter Return Trek with Nepal Adventure Team?
- We are available 24/7 on multi-communication channels (WhatsApp, Email, Facebook, ZOOM Meeting, WeChat, Viber, Line, and Instagram).
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- We have an easy booking and reservation procedure.
- We provide professional and experienced guides assisted by fully insured porters.
- We offer free excess luggage storage at Hotel in Kathmandu.
- We provide waterproof Duffle bags for luggage safety.
- We provide an appreciation letter and a free company T-shirt.
- Our Managing Director will present an online trip briefing.
- We have 100% fixed departure and special group fares.
- We are available for Affiliated Business with us.
- Our 10% of the company’s profit is contributed to Corporate Social Responsibility.
- Sometimes due to weather and Helicopter schedule, there could be delays or cancellations of Helicopter rides. Don’t worry we will make it available.
- A valid passport photocopy is required to book the domestic flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.
- Intake of meals rich in carbohydrates and a balanced diet.
- Minimize the use of single plastic during the trekking period as it might hamper the fragile ecosystem of Mountain regions.
- Always ask permission from people for their photos.
- Respect Sherpa culture and their traditional way of living.
- Always stand on the hillside, not on the riverside whenever your path crosses with yaks.
- Wi-Fi cards are available for USD 25 for 30 days in Lukla and Namche.
- An extra approximately $1 to $3 is required for battery charging and $3 to $5 for hot showers. It varies with different locations.
- Travel insurance is a must for your safety on the trek as misfortune can’t be predicted.
- A maximum of 20 kg is carried by porters so pack your bag with essential goods and gears.
- The baggage allowance service by airlines is 15 kg per person. Need to pay an extra amount for the excess baggage if you have any.
- Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek costs include breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek. Only breakfast will be provided in Kathmandu.
- Have to pay personally for any kind of hot and cold beverages during the trek.
- Highly recommend bringing extra cash with you for personal expenses as the ATMs aren’t reliable.
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated on the trekking trails.
- Always maintain a slow and steady walk with short breaks to adapt to the increasing altitude.
- Carry sunglasses, sunscreen, and a down jacket in your day bag.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek Route
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek starts with an early morning 30-minute thrilling flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla where you will meet our porters for the trekking. Lukla is the starting and ending point of many Everest trekking. Shortly after breakfast, your hike towards Phakding commences as you pass Sherpa villages with views of Kongde, Kusum-Khanguru in the backdrop.
The next day, you will head towards Namche, the main trading center of the Khumbu region. On the way, you will swing in the popular long suspension bridge known as Hillary Bridge and cross tall rhododendron, pines uphill forest reaching Namche Bazaar – Sherpa capital of Khumbu region. You will be staying in Namche the other day for acclimatization and a hike to Everest View Hotel (3,880 m).
On the fourth day, EBC Helicopter Return Trek itinerary traverses you through the uphill forest leading to Tengboche. You will be astonished by the impressive monasteries surrounded by breathtaking views of Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other mountains.
Your next day camp will be Dingboche, a Sherpa village in the Chukhung Valley above the treeline. You will stay one more day and hike to Nagartsang for breathtaking views of Lhotse, Nuptse, and the North face of Amadablam to acclimatize to the increasing altitude.
You will hike towards Lobuche climbing the uphill steep known as Thugla Pass where you can observe the memorials of climbers who lost their life in the mountains. Lobuche offers great views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.
The trekking trails take you to Gorakshep from Lobuche after a few hours’ walk over the moraine of rocky dunes. You will further hike towards Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) with a close-up view of Lhotse, Nuptse, Khumbu glacier, and falls.
On the last day, you will have an early morning hike to the highest altitude of the trek – Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5,545 m. You will witness breathtaking sunrise over Mt. Everest with panoramic vistas of other lofty mountains in the backdrop. The once-in-lifetime experience of every trekker who has been to Everest Base Camp Trek.
You will descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and fly back to Lukla, and Kathmandu enjoying the aerial view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Khumbu glacier, Sherpa villages, and the rich verdant forests of Sagarmatha National Park.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek 2023/2024
We are open for booking of Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return. Many trekkers have already booked to embark on this marvelous journey to Everest Base Camp. The next is you.
We offer affordable prices with excellent services for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return. It is one of the best packages for the Nepal Adventure Team. The cost includes and excludes are mentioned in the following sections. If you are coming with family members, we are flexible to customize the packages to accommodate the needs of all members so that they can have the best trip to Everest Base Camp.
Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return
You might be confused about when to go for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return so that you can experience the wonders of the Everest region and have the best trip in a short period.
For trekking in High Himalayas, the best time is spring and autumn which offers great visibility with stable and clear weather. Winter and Monsoon are low seasons as the weather will be quite challenging with rain and snow showers.
Spring Season (March to May)
The season of newness as the flowers and nature start to blossom. It’s the perfect time to embark on the journey for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return. The weather will be stable and the sky is clear providing the best visibility of Mighty Mt. Everest and other lofty mountains.
The temperatures will be moderate from 16 degrees to 23 degrees at the high altitude during this time. You can experience the fresh greenery of nature, crystal clear blue skies with lofty mountains on the backdrop. Wow, what a breathtaking vistas!
You will meet many other fellow trekkers on the way to Everest Base Camp as it is also the busiest season of the year however less crowded than the autumn season. April is the best month than the other months of spring season.
It is the season of climbing Mighty Mt. Everest so the trails get crowded with porters carrying expedition’s goods. Everest Base Camp will be decorated with many different colors of tents where climbers are acclimatizing for the summit push to Mighty Mt.Everest.
Autumn (September to November)
The month of September, October, and November fall in autumn season. It is the post-monsoon season with clear blue skies, green nature, and clear visibility of the surrounding mountains.
The weather will be stable, warm, and pleasant with excellent daylight attracting thousands of trekkers from all over the world. It is the busiest season of the year as the trails and tea houses will be full of trekkers.
The beginning of the season until Mid-September will be rainy as the monsoon aftermath. It is the perfect time for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from the mid-September of autumn season.
is the best month of the autumn season. The greatest festival of Nepalese Dashain and Tihar falls in this month. The whole country will be in a festive mood. You will have an enriching cultural experience along with a great trekking experience.
Monsoon (June to July)
The time of the year that experiences heavy rainfall in Nepal. The month of June, July, and August experience rainfall mostly in the morning and night. The days will be cloudy hiding the mountains behind them. However, the view after the rainfall will be heaven to the eye.
The trekking trails will be muddy and slippery so it’s quite challenging to walk plus need to be cautious when walking. The leeches and mosquito will caused problems too. There is a high chance of landslides and avalanches during the trekking trials.
The weather won’t be stable and clear causing poor visibility and rainfall. So helicopter operation is also risky and challenging during this season.
Winter (December to February)
The cold season begins from the month of December and ends in February. The weather will be dry and cold with snowfall in higher elevations. The temperatures will be at freezing levels at night at higher altitudes like Everest region.
The weather will be challenging due to bitter cold and snowfall. So there will be less number of trekkers on the trekking trails. You can have a serene and peaceful trekking experience if you trek during winter.
However, the operation of helicopters is risky as there is a high risk of snowfall in the high Himalayas.
Can We Take a Helicopter to and Return from Everest Base Camp?
11 days Short Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return starts with an exhilarating flight to Lukla – Gateway to Everest then you will hike through the Sherpa villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. You will hike Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar to view the awe-inspiring vistas of Mighty Mt.Everest and other lofty mountains.
You will follow the same classical trekking routes to Everest Base Camp. However, you won’t fly out from Everest Base Camp. On the last day after the morning hike to Kala Patthar, you will descent to Gorakshep, have your breakfast then only you will be flying out from Gorakshep to Kathmandu enjoying the bird’s eye view of the High Mountains, glaciers, Sherpa Settlements, hanging bridges and lush forests of Khumbu region.
You can’t fly directly from Everest Base Camp as it is located at the altitude of 5,364 m and because of the difficult terrain conditions, the helicopter can’t be operated. Only in emergencies case and climbing season, the helicopter can be operated. So you will fly out from Gorakshep to Kathmandu escaping the trodden trekking trails down to Lukla.
Why Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek?
Short Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is ideal for trekkers dreaming to hike Everest Base Camp in a shorter duration. The Classical Everest Base Camp Trek is usually about 13 to 15 days. It is round trekking covering a distance of 130 km.
Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is shorter offering maximum adventure than the traditional EBC Trek. You hike to Everest Base Camp following the same classical EBC trek route. You enjoy the majestic close-up view of Mighty Mt.Everest from Kala Patthar. However, descend to Kathmandu by helicopter ride from Gorakshep escaping the trodden trekking trails to Lukla. You avoid 2 to 3 days of strenuous descent to Lukla hence you will have less strenuous trekking experience than other trekkers.
The Helicopter ride saves you time and energy, providing your bird’s eye view of Mighty Mt. Everest with other high mountains and the Khumbu region. Your trek to Everest Base Camp will be comfortable and less physically demanding as you fly out from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. EBC Trek with Helicopter Return Cost accommodates trekking the Classical EBC trails and thrilling helicopter rides. So you can enjoy the experience of both trekking in and flying out in Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Packages. Your trek to Everest Base Camp will be unique and different from others, am I right?
How Difficult is the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek?
Everest Base Camp Trekking is a dream of many trekkers. Everest Base Camp Trekking is physically demanding as it requires you to hike for 5 to 7 hours every day in Himalayan terrain. However, if you start preparing before the start of the trek, then it won’t be that hard.
You should prepare by performing activities such as exercises, cycling, and multiple-day hiking carrying a certain weight bag pack as you will carry your day bag by yourself. Mentally, you should make yourself strong that you would make it to the Everest Base Camp and enjoy the close-up view from Kala Patthar, the highest altitude of EBC Trek – 5,545 m.
Here the main problem is Altitude Sickness. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the illness caused by a low level of oxygen in your blood as you ascend higher, the oxygen level goes down so you might be vulnerable to Altitude Sickness. You can avoid altitude sickness by following preventive measures:
- Maintain a slow and steady pace of walking with frequent small breaks.
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated along the trekking trails.
- Balanced Diet food should be consumed.
- Avoid the intake of alcohol, cigarettes, and junk foods.
- Proper acclimatization is the most effective remedy for AMS.
How many nights do we stay in the mountains during EBC with Helicopter Return Trek?
Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return Trek is 11 days package. Your first day will be arriving in Kathmandu and flying to Lukla on the second day. Then you trek gradually towards the final destination Everest Base Camp passing through the Sherpa villages like Phakding, Namche – Trade Hub of Khumbu region, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep respectively. On the tenth day, you will fly back to directly Kathmandu.
So the total number of nights you will stay in the mountains is 9 days. You will be staying in Kathmandu for two nights that is the arrival day and the day before the departure to your home country. On the 11th day, you will be at home missing the mountains and Nepal.
You will have the best accommodations with two beds along with a good quality mattress, warm blanket, and soft pillow so that you can have quality sleep and good nights in the high Himalayas of Nepal.