At a Glance
    Highlights
    • This trek is a balance between a full trek and an aerial journey, making it an ideal choice for those who want to experience the thrill of trekking to Everest Base Camp but prefer an easier return.
    • The first half of the trip offers an incredible trekking experience towards the Everest Base Camp. The trail will take you through several ups and downs close to the mountain, gaining elevation each day.
    • The second half of the trip flies you back to Kathmandu, offering a spectacular bird’s eye view of the mountains and hills.
    • From the Everest Base Camp trek with a helicopter return, you’ll witness a breathtaking panorama of majestic mountain peaks, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and many others.
    • The expedition begins in Lukla, where trekkers embark on a captivating journey through dense forests, past traditional Sherpa settlements, and amidst serene green woodlands. 
    • During trek, you’ll be surrounded by deep gorges and swift rivers, contrasting starkly with the frigid terrains shadowed by colossal mountain ranges.
    • Engage with the unique Sherpa community, renowned for its rich Buddhist traditions and customs. Gain insights into their lifestyle and the challenges they encounter in this high-altitude region.
    • Experienced pilots return you to Kathmandu through this unforgettable journey in a well-maintained helicopter. 
       

    OVERVIEW OF EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK WITH HELI RETURN

    This unique trek is designed for those with a tight schedule or limited vacation days, offering an ideal mix of adventure and value. The first part of the journey provides an extraordinary trekking experience towards the Everest Base Camp. The trail navigates through various terrains close to the mountain, gradually gaining elevation each day. The latter part of the trip offers a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu, offering a spectacular bird’s eye view of the mountains and hills.

    The journey begins in Lukla, taking trekkers through dense forests, traditional Sherpa settlements, and tranquil green woodlands. As you trek, you’ll be surrounded by deep gorges and swift rivers, providing a stark contrast to the icy terrains overshadowed by massive mountain ranges.

    The trekking trails of the Everest region are filled with colorful prayer wheels, and flags with beautiful landscapes, crossing several suspension bridges, and ancient monasteries. The trek also provides an opportunity to interact with the Sherpa community, known for their rich Buddhist traditions and customs, and gain insights into their lifestyle and the challenges they face in this high-altitude region.

    The highlight of the trek isn’t just reaching the base camp but the unmatched aerial views during the helicopter ride back to Kathmandu. This bird’s-eye view showcases the vastness of the Himalayas, offering a unique perspective of their magnificence. From the Everest Base Camp trek with a helicopter return, you’ll witness a breathtaking panorama of majestic mountain peaks, including Mt. Everest (8,848 meters), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 meters), Mt. Nuptse (7,855 meters), Mt. Pumori (7,161 meters), Mt. Changaste (7,550 meters), Mt. Lingerie (6,679 meters), Mt. Amadablam (6,856 meters), Mt. Thamserku (6,723 meters), Mt. Kongde (6,011 meters), Mt. Twache (6,367 meters), Mt. Cholaste (6,335 meters), Island Peak (6,179 meters), Lobuche Peak (6,145 meters).

    This trek, with its blend of natural beauty, diverse culture, warm hospitality, and a personal sense of achievement, will surely make it one of the most world-famous treks in the beautiful country of Nepal. The highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest, has become an achievable goal for enthusiastic outdoor lovers worldwide who are eager to catch a glimpse of the world’s highest mountain.

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    You will arrive at the capital city, Kathmandu. Our representatives will aid you in your transfer to the hotel. Kathmandu is a vibrant city with a large population and where the roots of culture and traditions still run deep. You can visit a few of the beautiful landmarks this city has to offer such as, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and the Basantapur Durbar Square. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    • Max. Altitude:1300m
    • Meals:Dinner

    Kathmandu is famously known as the city of temples, as the valley is filled with historical and religious sites, 7 of which are enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Site. After Breakfast, we will be visiting the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Monkey Temple and the Durbar Square, all of which have significant religious and historical importance. Later we will be meeting with HAT staff who will brief us and provide us necessary information about the trekking next day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    • Meals:Breakfast

    We will take a 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu Airport to Lukla Airport. The journey is itself an experience as Lukla Airport is deemed one of the most challenging airports in the world due to its topography. Fasten your seatbelts as you peek down from window to see the magnificence of the Himalayas from above. Once at the Airport, we will take some rest before the first hike. Once passing the village, we will follow the trail through another village called Ghat, Mane Stones (Buddhist stone inscriptions) and shrines until we reach the soulful village of Phakding, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Phakding.

    • Max. Altitude:2880m
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    It's about 7 and a half kilometres hike from Phakding to Namche. The trail will continue to steep climbs at times while we cross the Trekking permit checkpoint and enter the Sagarmatha National Park Area. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway to Everest. We will move into our hotel and spend the night in Namche.

    • Max. Altitude:3445m
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We will spend our fifth day in Namche Bazaar to adjust our body to the high altitude. We will spend the free time resting, strolling around the Namche Market, or spending time in one of the café/restaurant present there. Later, we will hike up towards Everest View Hotel, where we will spend the night.

    • Max. Altitude:3962m
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Our destination for the day is Tengboche which takes about 5-6 hours trek from Namche Bazaar. On this journey we will get a chance to observe the best views of the Himalayan Range. Tengboche monastery and school established by Sir Edmund Hillary in Khumjung Village are definite highlights to look out for. Overnight at a local tea-house in Tengboche.

    • Max. Altitude:3860m
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    This day includes 5-6 hours long trek through villages Tengboche to Dingboche located alongside Imja River. This beautiful trail is so easy to fall in love with because of its extreme scenic beauty. Tengboche Monastery is the largest monastery of this region. The monastery opens at 3.00 pm so if we are lucky enough to reach there by time, we can also spend some time observing the Buddhist religious ceremony. Overnight in Dingboche.

    • Max. Altitude:4250m
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    This rest day is perfect for exploring one of the salient features of Dingboche village, kilometers of stone walls covering entire valley of Imja. The short trek along these mountain trails allows us to see more of massive Himalayan (snow-capped mountain) structures like Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Lobuche East/West and the famous Khola Valley. All the while we will acclimatize for further ascend to our journey. Overnight at Dingboche.

    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    With our trek being 2-4 hours long, our route for the day is from Dingboche to Lobuche. This is a relatively short trek as the valley begins to narrow and we pass the historical 1993 Everest Expedition Camp. We will pass another village Duglha and ascend to moraine of Khumbu Glacier. We will be able to view peaks including Lingtren, Pumori and Khumbutse. Overnight in Lobuche.

    • Max. Altitude:4900m
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Our journey from Lobuche leads us to yet another Sherpa settlement, Gorak Shep after 6-7 hours trek. This is a popular stop for trekkers. Nuptse, Cholatse, Lobuche, and Pumori overlook the Lobuche village as we visit the Everest Base Camp including Majestic Mount Everest. The Everest Base Camp provides a stunningly breath-taking view of the overlooking mountains. We will return back to Gorakshep for overnight stay.

    • Max. Altitude:5364m
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Our next 7-8 hours trek leads us from Gorakshep with Kala Patthar along the way. Kala Patthar offers an amazing panoramic view of the summit of soaring high mountains. World's tallest mountain peaks back with full glory as we ascend up the hill to view Khumbutse and Changtse mountains.

    The helicopter tour back to Kathmandu will be a great delight as we ascend up for a bird eye view of the surrounding mountains. We will enjoy thrilling view of the rocky mountains as we cross the hill hills towards the low lands of Kathmandu.

    • Max. Altitude:5545m
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    After breakfast, it will be time for us to bid you farewell. Your transportation will be arranged to the airport from where you will fly home. Or, if you are going for another adventure we will arrange it for you.

    • Meals:Breakfast

    Service Details

    Includes
    • Chartered Helicopter
    •  All Permit Fees and government taxes
    •  Private Arrival & Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
    •  Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Arts in Kathmandu or similar) on a twin share bed/Single and breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
    •  Full board meals while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
    •  Tea and coffee while on trek with Meals.
    •  Accommodation in teahouse (Best Mountain Lodge ) or lodge while trekking.
    •  Welcome / fare- well dinner as listed in the itinerary with Local Cultural Dance.
    •  The sightseeing city tour with world heritage entrance fees as listed in itinerary.
    •  All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
    •  Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
    •  Sleeping bag, duffel bag etc. for the use during the trip, Plastic garbage bags.
    •  Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
    •  Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
    •  Respective region (Everest) trekking map, TIMS Card.
    •  Necessary Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
    •  Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
    •  Warm clothing & trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket & trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes / boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
    •  The Trekking t-shirt
    •  Comprehensive Pre-departure information and trip dossiers
    Excludes
    •  National park entry permit
    •  Airport tax
    •  Any meals, accommodation or drinks
    •  Meals on the cities except Welcome Dinner (Tentative US$8-$12.00 per meal)
    •  Nepal entry visa fee which you will get it in to Kathmandu airport on upon arrival,
    •  Personal trekking equipment
    •  Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water, hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, etc.
    •  Tips for trekking/ tour guide & porters (expected,)
    •  International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
    •  Valid Travel Insurance with Medical evacuation in case of emergency
    •  Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest,
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