Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Group Size: 2
  • Max Elevation: 5555 m



  • Everest Base Camp trek and return by helicopter promises you a height of (5,364 m), the foot of the highest mountain in the world – Mt.Everest.
  • Trek in and fly out experience, especially for trekkers with time bound.
  • Experience the wild flora and fauna of the highest National Park in the world – Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Exploration of ancient Thyanboche Buddhist Monastery, a major landmark in the Everest region.
  • Reach the top of the webcam of Mt. Everest, Kala Patthar is located at an altitude of 5,545 m.
  • Immerse in the Sherpa culture, and their unique lifestyle in beautiful Sherpa settlements and museums.
  • Enjoy a thrilling helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Lukla enjoying the bird’s eye view of the Khumbu region - Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar.

Best Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 

Everyone dreams of witnessing the mighty Mt. Everest and every year, thousands of trekkers from across the world are excited about Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return 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 Trip 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 EBC Hike and Helicopter Return packages that are perfect for you.

The adventure from Gorakshep to Kathmandu is the best trek for the adventurous seeker unable to do the classic 13 to 15-day trek to Everest Base Camp due to being time-bound. This EBC trek with Helicopter returns offers a close-up view of mighty Mt. Everest, and a sense of accomplishment to hike up to 5,545 m – Kala Patthar. The short EBC trek ride back by Helicopter escapes the trodden trekking route, letting you enjoy the thrilling 20-minute 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.

Trek to Everest with Helicopter returns takes you through Sherpa villages and verdant forests with cascading waterfalls, making your journey to Everest worthwhile. The short EBC trek return by helicopter itinerary traverses the same classic Everest Base Camp trails but returns via helicopter to enjoy scenic bird’s eye views of the Khumbu region. Hence, if you have limited time and want to trek Everest Base Camp, it is the perfect trek package.

Everest base Camp Trek and 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 can visit the Khumbu Glaciers, explore the valleys, and witness the mesmerizing panoramic vistas of the highest peaks in the world. The most fascinating feature about this trek is that you will walk on the same path, which will lead you to the top of the world!

The trip begins with a flight from Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu/Ramechhap to Lukla, the gateway to the 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-day EBC Trek itinerary takes you through Sherpa villages like Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. You will reach the foot of Base Camp at 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 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 returning from Gorakshep to Kathmandu in 2024/2025. This short 11-day Everest Base Camp Trek accommodates all the wonders and surprises of classic 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 early birds for 2024/2025.

Join us and you will have the best organized and wonderful trek to Mount Everest.

Why Book the EBC Helicopter Return Trek with the 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 the 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 departures 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.

Important Notes

  • Sometimes due to weather and Helicopter schedules, 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 a domesticflight 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 (Everest Link Wifi) 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 gear.
  • The baggage allowance service provided 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.

Route to Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

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 trek. Lukla is the starting and ending point of many Everest treks. Shortly after breakfast, your hike towards Phakding commences as you pass Sherpa villages with views of Kongde and 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 rhododendrons, and 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).

best everest base camp trek and fly back by helicopter

On the fourth day, the 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 a breathtaking sunrise over Mt. Everest with panoramic vistas of other lofty mountains in the backdrop. A once-in-a-lifetime experience for every trekker who has been to Everest Base Camp Trek.

You will descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and fly back to Lukla and Kathmandu to enjoy the aerial view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Khumbu glacier, Sherpa villages, and the rich verdant forests of Sagarmatha National Park.

Best Time to Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

You might be confused about when to go for the 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 the 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 temperature will be moderate from 16 degrees to 23 degrees at a high altitude during this time. You can experience the fresh greenery of nature, and crystal clear blue skies with lofty mountains on the backdrop. Wow, what breathtaking vistas!

You will meet many other fellow trekkers on the way to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) as it is also the busiest season of the year however less crowded than the autumn season. April is a better month than the other months of the spring season.

It is the season of climbing Mighty Mt. Everest so the trails get crowded with porters carrying expedition goods. Everest Base Camp will be decorated with many different colors of tents where climbers can acclimatize for the summit push to Mighty Mt.Everest.

Autumn (September to November)

The months of September, October, and November fall in the 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 autumn season.

is the best month of the autumn season. The greatest festival of Nepalese Dashain and Tihar falls 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)

It's that time of year that experiences heavy rainfall in Nepal. The months 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 you need to be cautious when walking. The leeches and mosquitoes will cause 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 in December and ends in February. The weather will be dry and cold with snowfall at higher elevations. Temperatures will be at freezing levels at night at higher altitudes like the 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 of Short Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return starts with an exhilarating flight to Lukla –the  Gateway to Everest, then you will hike through the Sherpa villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. You can 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 descend 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 emergency cases and during the climbing season can the helicopter be operated. You will fly from Gorakshep to Kathmandu, escaping the trodden trekking trails down to Lukla.

Why Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return Trek?

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is ideal for trekkers dreaming of hiking Everest Base Camp for a shorter duration. The Classic Trek to base camp is usually about 13 to 15 days. It is round trekking covering a distance of 130 km.

Trek to Everest base camp with Helicopter Return is shorter, offering maximum adventure than the traditional EBC Trek. 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. Please avoid 2 to 3 days of strenuous descent to Lukla hence you will have a 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 from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. EBC Trek with Helicopter Return Cost accommodates trekking, Classical EBC trails, and thrilling helicopter rides. You can enjoy the experience of both trekking in and flying out of 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 Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return Trek?

EBC Hiking 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 so that you can 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 an illness caused by a low level of oxygen in your blood as you ascend higher, as the oxygen level goes down 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 an 11-day 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 directly to 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.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu (1,320 m/4,330 ft.)
  • Day 02Fly to Lukla (2,804 m/9,200 ft.) and trek to Phakding (2,623 m/8,605 ft.) 3-4 Hours.
  • Day 03Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,286 ft.) 6-7 Hours
  • Day 04Rest day at Namche Bazaar and excursion to Hotel Everest View (3,880 m/12,726 ft.) 2-3 Hours.
  • Day 05Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867 m/ 12,686 ft.) 5-6 Hours.
  • Day 06Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,350 m/14,272 ft.) 5-6 Hours.
  • Day 07Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion to Nangkartshang Peak. 3-4 Hours
  • Day 08Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930 m/16,170 ft.) 5-6 Hours.
  • Day 09Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961 ft.) & trek to EBC (5,364 m/17,598 ft.) & back to Gorak Shep.6-7 Hours.
  • Day 10Hike to Kalapathar (5,545 m/18,192 ft.) 3-4 hours and Chartered Helicopter to Kathmandu
  • Day 11Final Departure
  • Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu (1,320 m/4,330 ft.)

    Welcome to the paradise of the Himalayas. Your journey to the top of the world begins upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Upon your arrival at Airport, the Nepal adventure Team representative warmly welcome you and transfers you to a selective hotel in a private vehicle. After having some relaxing time in your comfortable hotel you will pick up from there to have a briefing session where you will discuss each day's program and conduct an introduction segment with your guide and fellow trekkers, where you will get to know each other. Then you will join a welcome dinner party at a typical Nepali restaurant with an amazing cultural dance performance, along with Traditional Nepali food Daal Bhat Tarkari. You are going to spend your first day in Kathmandu.

    • Meals: Welcome Dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350m
  • Day 02 Fly to Lukla (2,804 m/9,200 ft.) and trek to Phakding (2,623 m/8,605 ft.) 3-4 Hours.

    Today, you are heading to Domestic Airport to catch an early morning flight to Lukla, due to the weather condition or cancellations later it is advisable to take an early morning flight which takes you about 30 to 35 minutes to reach Lukla, your Gateway to the Himalayas. After the adrenaline-filled landing at one of the shortest runways in the world, Lukla you will introduce yourself to your porters and crew members. Today you are flying into Lukla which is about 2,804 meters then you have a 3 to 4 hours hike to the Phakding village and it’s at the lower 2,623 meters which means you are going to hike high and sleep low. Then your first step toward the top of the world begins, and you will slowly walk through the stone-paved streets of Lukla. Moving on you will reach Cheplung village and then you will also encounter your first metal suspension bridge over the Thado Koshi River, so if you have a fear of crossing bridges, relax! Just take a deep breath and then follow the rhythm of your step, one foot after another because you are going to face these bridges all along the way. Continue on and you will come across the famous black and white Tibetan Mantras written on walls, boulders, and small Chortens. Following the Dudhkoshi River through a forested area, finally, you will reach Phakding at 2610 meters. You will rest at night in Phakding village.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Phakding
    • Altitude: 2623m
  • Day 03 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,286 ft.) 6-7 Hours

    Today is a big day, you are going to trek Namche Bazaar from Phakding which is about 6 to 7 hours of one of the longest treks on the EBC trail. You are going to start your day with a warm breakfast and you will head toward today’s destination Namche Bazaar, a trading hub of the Khumbu region. Throughout the day you are going to cross several suspension bridges. Passing through Zamphute village and small settlements of Tok-Tok you will trek over the first some big boulders before ascending up some steps. You will also visit the TIMS counter at Chumao. Your guide will do the job. You will have lunch at Monjo, where you can also visit a small Gompa. Continue on the trail; ascend to cross the Dudh Koshi on the way to riverside Jorsale, you will follow up the steep forested trail. Your trek rewards you with a splendid view of Everest after crossing a very high suspension bridge. You then reach Namche, a town surrounded by numerous snowy mountains where you can have all the facilities you need for further trek, where the Sagarmatha National Park headquarters and private museum can locate. Today you are going to stay overnight at Namche.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Namche
    • Altitude: 3440m
  • Day 04 Rest day at Namche Bazaar and excursion to Hotel Everest View (3,880 m/12,726 ft.) 2-3 Hours.

    Today is your first Acclimatization day at Namche. You will hike up to the Hotel Everest View through Sagarmatha National park where you can enjoy the 360 degrees of snowy mountains all around you and surely you can get enough of natural beauty at Hotel Everest View. On the way, you can also visit the statue of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first Nepali to climb Mount Everest. Following the trail, you will reach the Hotel Everest View, where you can have a hot cup of tea or anything you like, along with the view of magnificent Mount Everest. You will head back down to Namche. Shortly after your arrival at Namche, you will have your lunch and for the rest of the day, you can stroll around the little market doing some shopping and stuff. You can also hangouts at a little Irish pub and bakeries for a hot drink. If you are lucky enough, you can also enjoy the famous weekly market, which is held on every Saturday. Tonight you will stay at Namche Bazaar.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Namche
    • Altitude: 3440m
  • Day 05 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867 m/ 12,686 ft.) 5-6 Hours.
    Today, you will follow the mountainous trail along the edge after having breakfast and giving your farewell to Namche Bazaar. Passing through the forest, small Gompa with a large prayer wheel outside a lodge, you will continue following the trail. The trail leads you to Sanasa where you can explore the small souvenir market. Crossing Dudh Koshi at Phunki Thang, the mountainous trail leads you to Tengboche, a beautiful village in the Everest region. From Tengboche, you can have a splendid view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawache, Nuptse, and Mt. Everest. You can also find the famous Tengboche monastery. You will spend your night at Tengboche.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Tengboche
    • Altitude: 3867m
  • Day 06 Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,350 m/14,272 ft.) 5-6 Hours.

    Today, you will head towards the Dingboche. Following the rocky trail and crossing the suspension bridges you will reach Debouche. Offering a spectacular view your trail passes through Milingo and a small footbridge until you reach Pangboche below the towering Ama Dablam where can experience Sherpa hospitality. You will continue to head towards Shomare, and then the trail leads you, Oshiro. Finally, you will reach Dingboche. It is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers heading to Mount Everest (8848 m), Ama Dablam (6812 m), Labouche Peak (6119 m), and Imja Tse (6160 m). You will spend your night at Dingboche.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Dingboche
    • Altitude: 4350m
  • Day 07 Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion to Nangkartshang Peak. 3-4 Hours

    Today is another Acclimatization day; you are going to spend your day at Dingboche, which is the last Sherpa village of Khumbu. A perfect sunny place, less affected by the icy wind that descends through the valley of Khumbu which makes Dingboche suitable for Acclimatization. You will start your day with breakfast and hike towards the Nangkartshang peak with an altitude of 5083m. You will reach the top of the NangKartshang peak in about 2 to 3 hours, where you can see the beautiful view of Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Lhotse, Everest, and many more. After that, you will head back to Dingboche and spend your time visiting around Dingboche.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Dingboche
    • Altitude: 4350m
  • Day 08 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930 m/16,170 ft.) 5-6 Hours.

    You are going to Lobuche from Dingboche, which takes about 5 to 6 hours. Walking towards Dosa, where you will have lunch, you will go slowly because of the tough climb. Walking by the memorials of climbers and porters who lost their lives in tragic accidents on Everest (Thok La) and crossing the ridge Pumori’s Peak (7165 m), you will your trek to reach Lobuche. Finally, you reach Lobuche which is a cold place with only a few houses and tea houses.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Lobuche
    • Altitude: 4930m
  • Day 09 Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961 ft.) & trek to EBC (5,364 m/17,598 ft.) & back to Gorak Shep.6-7 Hours.

    Today is day 9 of your Everest Base Camp trek; you will start your trek after breakfast, then you head towards Gorak Shep, where you are going to have a delicious lunch. Continue on Everest Base Camp, first, you have to walk through Gorak Shep, walking slowly through Khumbu Glaciers to your right, where you can hear a creaking sound of ice breaking, and then ascending the Changri Shar Glacier you will reach Gorak Shep. Passing through Gorak Shep you then head for the mighty Mount Everest Base Camp. But once you reach the foot of Mt. Everest, you will find it surprisingly mind-blowing. Then you head back to Gorak Shep with a victorious feeling of conquering Everest hypothetically and enjoy the rest of the evening. You sleep at Gorak Shep tonight.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Gorakhshep
    • Altitude: 5170m
  • Day 10 Hike to Kalapathar (5,545 m/18,192 ft.) 3-4 hours and Chartered Helicopter to Kathmandu

    Today, on day 10 of your Everest Base Camp journey, you will start walking to the top of Kala Patthar after breakfast, where you can have the best view of Everest this is why it is a very famous point to view Mount Everest for trekkers from all over the world. Besides, Everest, you can view Nuptse, and Changtse as a rewarding view for the climb. Taking a lifetime views of the Himalayas, you then drop back to Gorak Shep and soon you will be flying over the beautiful Khumbu region from Gorak Shep to Kathmandu. Nepal Adventure Team staff will receive you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You may relax in your comfortable hotel or do some souvenir shopping for your family and friends back home which is all up to you. In the evening you will join a farewell dinner party, where we will celebrate your successful trekking. Share your personal experience of trekking, along with a delicious meal and your companion from the trek, your guide. You will spend your night in Kathmandu.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Lukla
  • Day 11 Final Departure

    This is day 11, your last day of trekking. Nepal Adventure Team staff will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home, after giving you a final farewell. We are always ready to guide you soon. Don’t forget heaven is a myth Nepal is real.

    • Meals: Breakfast

What's Included


  • All ground transportation (Airport transfer, Tourist bus, and private vehicle)
  • Kathmandu/Ramechhap (Manthali) to Lukla by plane and Gorakhshep to Kathmandu by Helicopter
  • Hotel and accommodation (2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu, and 9 Nights Tea/House Lodge during the trek)
  • Special Welcome and farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant including cultural dance
  • Food and Drinks (11 Breakfast, 10 Lunch, 11 Dinner, and Tea/Coffee in a cup during the trek)
  • Water purification tablets, and chlorine dioxide drops for safe drinking water
  • Guide and Staff (One experienced, local, English Speaking government license trek guide, one porter, and one driver)
  • Permit and fee (Sagarmatha National Park Fee, Local Rural municipality entrance fee, TIMS Card – Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Equipment and pack list (Sleeping bag, down jacket, and trekking pole, if required)
  • Trekking map and first Aid medical Kitbag
  • Emergency, and rescue assistance and arrangement service
  • Nepal Adventure Team’s T-shirt, appreciation certificate, and Duffle bag
  • Government VAT, and Local Taxes


  • Nepal visa fee and international flight
  • Extra drinks; alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • Personal expenses such as phone bill, chocolate, bakery items, battery charge, laundry, hot shower, and extra porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips to guide and porters


Trip DatesStatusPriceNote  
22 Aug, 2024 - 01 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$ 2735
25 Aug, 2024 - 04 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$ 2735

Useful Information

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek 2024/2025

We are open for booking of Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return on 2024/25. Many trekkers have already booked to embark on this marvelous journey to Everest Base Camp. The next step is you.

We offer affordable prices and 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.

Tourist Visa Process for Nepal 

Catering to individuals traveling to immerse themselves in Nepal’s rich culture, landscapes, and adventure opportunities. Tourist visas are typically issued for durations ranging from 15 to 90 days, allowing visitors to explore popular destinations like Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the Himalayan trekking routes. Whether you’re on a plan for leisurely sightseeing, a thrilling trek, or a spiritual journey, a tourist visa provides the flexibility to experience Nepal’s diverse attractions.

Most nationalities except Indian citizens need a visa to enter Nepal and getting a Nepal Visa is the easiest one as you can get it by visiting nearer Nepal Embassy/Consulate in your country or you can get it upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You have to bring 2 passport-size photos, a valid passport, and visa fees in cash (USD is preferred).

For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration.

What will be the means of transportation for the EBC Helicopter Return Trek?

11 Days Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Helicopter Package cost offers a private vehicle. We will provide a Car, Jeep, or Toyota Hiace depending upon the number of group members. There is a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and flight back. Our team members will assist with airport pick-up and drop-off.

Is there a need for Travel Insurance to go trekking to EBC and ride back to Lukla?

Travel Insurance is a must when trekking in the high Himalayas of Nepal as it involves high altitudes and rough terrain. Since our insurance companies don’t insure foreign nationals, make sure to come with the insurance documents with you while coming to Nepal. This will cover your expenses if you need to be medically assisted, rescued, or lost or stolen belongings during your trip.

What kind of food and accommodation will be available during EBC Helicopter Return Trek?

Short Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter to Kathmandu Package cost includes all meals during the trek in the Everest region – breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast and dinner will be at the same tea houses and lunch on the way to good teahouses. You will get the food options of Traditional Nepalese (Rice, dal, seasonal vegetables, and pickles), and Tibetan. Indian, Continental, and other cuisines in the local tea houses. Your accommodation will be in simple comfortable mountain lodges with rooms on a twin sharing basis. Toilets and bathrooms will be common to all in some tea houses.

In Kathmandu, you will be staying at the best standard hotels with twin-sharing rooms. Only breakfast will be provided in Kathmandu. We offer you a welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Note: Single rooms will be available with prior bookings and extra bucks.

What will be your Guide and Porter for the EBC Helicopter Return Trek?

Your guides are experienced and knowledgeable in the field of trekking since they have led numerous treks in the High Himalayas of Nepal. They are capable of landing you at Everest Base Camp without any problems on the trekking route. We can proudly say that our guides are highly qualified and experienced for the role. They have gained extensive high-altitude training, and first aid courses and are licensed trekking guides from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Civil Aviation.

Our porters are fully equipped with the essential gear they need. They are always insured and looked after as per the company policy. They carry a maximum weight of 25 kg and are well paid and provided basic facilities during the trek.

What is the Precautionary Note to consider during EBC Helicopter Return Trek?

The history of trekking is quite long in Nepal. The itineraries are being modified and moderated for your ease so that you can take it easy and slow. There is plenty of time so no need to rush. Enjoy as the guide will keep track of you all the time. Sometimes it might be either harder or colder, not to worry as you will get used to it.

What is the Trip Specific Safety to follow while Trek to EBC and flying back to Kathmandu?

Our guide will always be there for the safety and security of you and your belongings. At the same time, you also need to be careful. It is advisable to carry your important documents and money in a wallet or belt. There is a provision for a safety deposit box in the hotel which you can use to secure your valuables.

What are the mandatory couple of rules to follow for the EBC Helicopter Return Trek?

Possession or use of any illegal drugs is intolerable. It is because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such a case.

No group and its members are allowed to possess or use any illegal drugs because the law finds it intolerable as it respects the local people and their culture. In such a scenario, they will be expelled.

How can you be a responsible Traveler while trekking to EBC and flying out to Kathmandu?

We, the Nepal Adventure team believe in and encourage all fellow travelers to act and be responsible towards local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients have a major role in

  • Respect local customs, beliefs, and laws.
  • Always ask permission before doing something locally or consult with the leader.
  • Keep the place as same as you found it, and properly dispose of litter
  • Supporting local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.

What Do Your Feedback and Reviews Mean to Us?

After your trip, we highly expect your feedback and reviews either good or bad as they will help us to thrive better and further.

Additional Information

For more useful information, go to Contact Us or send a message and call Mr. Jeeban Thapa Magar at +977 9851234322 (Viber/WhatsApp)

Client Reviews

  • Ammie
    Rating Review by: Ammie, United Kingdom

    Incredible Adventure in Nepal

    The Everest Base Camp trek followed by a helicopter ride back was an incredible adventure in Nepal. The trek was tough but incredibly rewarding, with spectacular mountain views and cultural experiences. The helicopter ride back offered a different perspective, showcasing the vastness and beauty of the Himalayas. This package is perfect for those looking for an unforgettable adventure combining trekking and luxury in the stunning Nepalese landscape.

  • Hassan Ali
    Rating Review by: Hassan Ali, Pakistan

    An Unforgettable Adventure!!!

    The trek was demanding but the stunning scenery and warm hospitality of the Sherpa people made it worthwhile. Reaching Base Camp and seeing Everest up close was a dream come true. The helicopter ride back offered spectacular views of the entire Everest region, providing a perfect ending to an incredible journey.

  • Sydney
    Rating Review by: Sydney, Cyprus

    From the Mountains to the Sky!

    The Everest Base Camp trek followed by a helicopter ride back was an unforgettable journey from the mountains to the sky. The trek itself was challenging but filled with awe-inspiring scenery and cultural experiences. Standing at Base Camp and looking up at Everest was a highlight, surrounded by the beauty of the Himalayas. The helicopter ride back provided a different perspective, showcasing the vastness and majesty of the mountains.