Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter ReturnEverest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return

Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return

Trip Summary
  • Trip Duration12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous

When it comes to adventurous trekking, there are several destinations, but nothing compares to Nepal. And inside the nation, there are hundreds of trekking sites that you can opt for. Everest Base Camp trek is one of the destinations that hundreds and thousands of people prefer to go to and cherish its beauty. While you have heard or read blogs regarding hiking through the base camp and return, what about hiking first and taking a luxury helicopter ride next? Doesn't it sound stunning? Well, let's explore more on Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return.

Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return is a unique package that lets you trek from Lukla to the Base Camp, hike to Kala Patthar, and return to Lukla on the helicopter. It is a luxury journey and requires a high expense. This trek takes you to an altitude of over 5000 meters and some of the breathtaking landscapes of the Everest Region, including green forests and fields, Sherpa settlements, mountain ranges of the Himalayas, and a very hospitable community.

Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return is the best choice for trekkers who are craving natural beauty to please their eyes during travel. You will get to relinquish the spectacular views of some of the famous peaks of the world, like Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and many more. Similarly, you will also view the surroundings from the air during your return. We are sure that the Aerial 360 view of the beautiful mountains, villages, Khumbu Icefall, glaciers, and surroundings will quench your thirst for traveling to the Himalayas.

Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return | What Is It?

Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return is the best getaway of a luxury tour in Nepal. Situated in Sagarmatha National Park, EBC itself is one of the most alluring treks in the world. Whether for challenge seekers or adventurers, EBC always comes first as the priority. And the helicopter tour added during the return makes it more attractive, which is one of the unique packages we provide this time.

With the exploration of different places affluent with natural resources and flora/fauna, the trek is very rewarding. You will surely cherish the accomplishment you have achieved after completing the trek. And for the helicopter return, it's a dream come true. Many trekkers hike back to Lukla and catch a flight to get back to Kathmandu. Still, in our itinerary, we have managed the provision of a helicopter return from Kala Patthar to Lukla. It opens up the way to engage you to the aerial view of the Everest Region and fast return time.

Pre-Departure Preparations

Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return is a fascinating package but in the meantime, it is very challenging to take part. Getting to the Base Camp is only a dream without proper preparations. You will have to make yourself known that it needs physical and mental abilities and financial and technical preparations to take on the Everest base camp trek with a helicopter return package. So what are the essential preparations you must go through before embarking on this trek? Let's explore:

Physical Fitness

You will hike to over 5000 meters during the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return. The highest altitude you reach during the hike is 5,364 meters. So, by this, it means that the weather and climate conditions at such heights are always treacherous. Your body should be fit to get adjusted to those environmental conditions.

Similarly, you will be walking for around 5 to 7 hours daily, so it's recommended to have great stamina and strength to go for the Everest base camp trek.

Gears And Equipment: What To Pack?

Having proper gear and equipment leads you to go through a handy trek. It's recommended to have quality products when choosing or shopping for the kits required for this trek. If you are looking for a good gear deal in Nepal, you can roam around Thamel in Kathmandu, which offers a wide array of stores featuring a range of trekking gear and equipment. One exciting thing is that you can rent the kits, which will cost you less than buying them.

Remember, Everest Base Camp is very high, so having sturdy trekking boots, windproof jackets, thermal clothes, and other technical equipment is mandatory.

Proper Research Before Going On Trek

Before going on Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return, you have to go through the research process and know if it is for you or not. Also, you can self-analyze yourself and ensure if you are physically and mentally ready for the hike. Get along with physical, medical, and financial preparations before the trek and always keep your safety above adventure.

Safety And Insurance

Safety is the major aspect that you should consider in any trek worldwide. Regarding the Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return, you should always allocate space for insurance. You can get several forms of insurance: travel and medical insurance.

While going on the trek, always carry a first aid kit so that it comes to your help if anything unexpected happens to you. If you have respiratory-related illnesses like asthma and others, it would be best to carry an oxygen cylinder because the oxygen level in EBC is relatively less than the average altitude.

Preparation To Choosing The Best Time

The package has itself named Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return. So make your move wisely - if you end up at EBC in off seasons, you might miss the chance to cherish the true beauty of the Everest Region. Your Helicopter return will go in vain without a clear view of the surroundings if you travel in the off-season.

For example, during the monsoon or winter, the weather is mostly cloudy and features regular rainfall (in monsoon) and snowfall (in the winter). So having a clear view during these times is very hard. With no clear scenes, a helicopter return means nothing, so it's better to choose the best time to travel, Spring and Autumn seasons. The weather features fewer clouds and clear skies during Spring and Autumn, so it will be icing on the cake during your Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return.

Permits for Everest Base Camp Trek 2023

When it comes to the required permits for Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return, there are three licenses you need. The first one is Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. EBC is inside Sagarmatha National Park, a restricted area, so you must buy a license to enter. You can get it from Monjo Check Post or Nepal Tourism Board office in Kamaladi, Kathmandu. The cost for this permit is NPR 3000 per person, and it is valid for only four weeks.

Similarly, you need to get Pasang Lhamu Municipality Entry Permit, which costs you around NPR 2000 per person. It is also valid for only four weeks - after it expires, you will have to pay an additional price to elongate your permit validity.

The last one is Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit, which is optional. If you travel from Jiri to EBC, you will pass through Gaurishankar Area, for which you will need a special permit. The charge for the license is NPR 3000.

Accommodation During Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Trek

You can choose three types of accommodation during this trek; Hotel/Lodges, Tea House, and Camping - the choice is all yours. But one most important thing is that you will only have the facility of hotels and lodges in Namche Bazaar after you leave the town, you will have to manage your accommodation either in a tea house or you can camp yourself or under the provision of our agency.


Hotels and lodges are available during the initial phase of your stay in Nepal. You will stay in a sophisticated hotel in Kathmandu before Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return starts. Similarly, you will also get these facilities in Namche Bazaar, which have attached bathrooms and hot showers. Also, they feature amenities like internet service charging.

Tea House

Tea Houses are relatively cheaper ways of accommodating during the trek. While staying in a hotel can cost anywhere from $10, and above, tea houses only charge you around $3 to $5 per night. These spots might only feature some amenities like private hotels and lodges, but they are a really good medium to save money.

But some tea houses do have facilities like western bathrooms and hot showers. You can find the best deal while you book your reservation.


Camping is the best way to save money, but it can be irritating since you will have to work hard on setting up camps and carrying food and essential items like gas and tents. Also, your safety is not assured if you stay in a center.

The best thing is that you don't have to pay any penny to the tea house and hotels. If you are looking forward to saving your expense, it is the best thing to do during your Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return.

Food And Cost During The Trek

Hotels and lodges in Namche Bazaar feature a variety of food options ranging from typical Nepali food to western cuisine. You will get the option of Dal, Bhaat, Dhindo, and western food like burgers and pizzas in Namche Bazaar.

But during your trip above the town, you will only get Nepali food, dal, bhaat, and tarkari. You can carry packaged snacks and energy bars if you want them as your sustenance during the trek.

The average cost of Nepali cuisine will cost you anywhere from $3 to $5.

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On the first day, you will be welcomed by our agent at Tribhuvan International Airport after you land on the airplane. You will then be led toward your hotel. Hotels in Kathmandu offer you varieties of amenities like an attached bathroom, 24/7 internet services, and hot showers.

  • Max. Altitude:1350 Meters
  • Accommodation:Hotel

On the second day, you will ride to Tribhuvan International airport and take a flight to Lukla. You will reach Lukla Airport after 30 to 45 minutes of flight, where you will get escorted for rest. Afterward, you will start your Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter Return tour.

First, you will hike from Lukla to Phakding, your initial destination. After walking for around 3 to 4 hours, you will finally reach Phakding. You will stay at a tea house there.

  • Max. Altitude:2860 Meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House

Now the exciting part of your trek starts - you will be heading towards one of the most beautiful towns of the world, Namche Bazaar, which is 3440 meters above sea level. Namche Bazaar is a Sherpa settlement rich in Buddhist culture - you can see gompas, chortens, mani walls, and prayer flags around the place. The total time to reach Namche from Phakding is 6 to 7 hours.

  • Max. Altitude:3440 Meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House

After a tiring hike from Phakding to Namche, you must rest adequately to continue the rest of your Everest base camp with a helicopter return. You will acclimate yourself on the tour's fourth day and focus on relaxing and regaining energy.

Your day starts with breakfast and then a short hike to Everest View Hotel at 3880 meters above sea level. You will view the spectacular view of Mount Everest along with other peaks from the spot and cherish the beauty of nature. Later, you will head back towards Namche, where you will stay at a tea house.

  • Max. Altitude:3880 Meters

On the fifth day, you will begin your journey to Tengboche at 3860 meters above sea level. You will start your hike early in the morning and walk straight for 5 to 6 hours before reaching the gate of Tengboche. You can see Tengboche Monastery welcoming you here with prayer flags and mani walls around it.

Tengboche is the perfect viewpoint to see the peaks like Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and others.

  • Max. Altitude:3860 Meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House

After Tengboche, the next destination is Dingboche, 5 to 6 hours away from the starting point. After starting your hike early in the morning, you will head through the Pangboche Trekking route. You will hike for a few hours and reach Pangboche Monastery. During your trek, you will have to cross the Lobuche river and Imja valley, and after taking an uphill climb, you will finally reach Dingboche.

  • Max. Altitude:4410 Meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House

It's the seventh day of your Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return, and you will be walking towards Lobuche on this day. You will leave Dingboche and hike for 4 to 5 hours. From Dingboche, you will first reach Dughla Pass at 4,620 meters (15,160 feet). After that, you will catch a trail leading you to Lobuche - you will walk through the forest and enjoy the scenes of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse.

  • Max. Altitude:4910 Meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House

Trekking from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp is a long route - you will have to walk for 7 to 8 hours straight to get to the base camp. Enjoying the vistas of mountain ranges around you, you will walk through the rhododendron forest, terraced fields, and rugged pathways and reach Gorak Shep, where you will stay overnight.

  • Max. Altitude:5360 Meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House

This is the last phase of the trek in the whole package. You will be part of a hiking campaign to climb Kala Patthar early in the morning. Kala Patthar sits at 5545 meters above sea level and is a gateway to see the 360 views of the mountain vistas.

Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam are some of the peaks of this spot.

After the hike, you will trek down to Gorak Shep and have breakfast and rest. After that, you will fly back to Lukla in a helicopter enjoying the bird-eye views of the surroundings.

  • Max. Altitude:5545 Meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House

On the tenth day of the Everest Base Camp Trek, with a Helicopter return, you will catch a flight from Lukla Airport and fly to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will be on an airbus for around 30 to 45 minutes before you land in the capital city of Nepal. From there, our agent will lead you to the hotel.

    The eleventh day is the day of relaxation - you will either rest or be involved in recreational activities like sightseeing. Kathmandu Valley has several destinations to go for; you can choose either. You can also end up in clubs around Thamel to enjoy live music and drinks.

      After completing the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return, this is the final day of your stay in Nepal. You will bid farewell and then catch a flight from Tribhuvan International Airport to your home country.

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