At a Glance
  • Duration12 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude5364M
  • Group Size04
  • Trip StyleWalking
  • StartsKathmandu
  • EndsKathmandu
  • Best TimeAll the Year
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 Luxuary Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Return 

The luxury Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return is a 12 days adventure trek program in Nepal. This trekking package is curated to provide a comfortable trek experience to travelers looking for a bit doable EBC experience. The luxury Everest base camp trek is for anyone looking for better accommodation and services along the way.
 
On this trek, you will walk for multiple days via Sherpa villages and rhododendron forests to reach the lap of the tallest mountain in the world, Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft). The trekking route constantly ascends and descends from one valley to another. The later part of the route included glaciers and moraines. 
 
*Note: Do note that the luxury Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return is not easy. The journey still requires 5 to 6 hours of walking each day, which is demanding. However, better accommodation and meal facilities along with extra services make the overall journey less difficult.
 
During the Everest base camp luxury trek with helicopter return, you will witness diverse landscapes and enjoy tranquility. Away from modern life, you will embark on an incredible adventure of a lifetime. The highest point touched during the Everest base camp luxury trek is Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 f). From here, you will fly back to Kathmandu in a helicopter. 
 
Witness stunning views of some of the giant mountains on Earth, such as Everest (8,849 m/29,032 ft), Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft), Kanchenjunga (8,586 m/28,169 ft), Makalu (8,463 m/27,766 ft), Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft), Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft), Thamserku (6,608 m/21,680 ft), Pumori (7,161 m/23,494 ft), etc. 
 
Given all the facilities you will enjoy during the luxury Everest base camp trek, the cost of this package is on the expensive side. However, the experience you will get in return is worth every penny you will spend. Book the luxury Everest base camp trek with helicopter return 2024 with us to get the best price. 

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.

Hiking Adventure Treks is committed to fulfilling your desire to reach the summit. Connect with us to join this adventure.

What to expect during the luxury Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return?

The luxury Everest base camp trek provides you with premium accommodation along the way to rest and recover after a long day of walking. You will spend nights in luxury lodges and get rooms with private washrooms. The beds will be clean and comfortable. You do not have to pay extra money for charging, hot showers, or WiFi in these lodges. 
 
Likewise, Western-style toilets are available everywhere to make the journey a bit less stressful for you. You will enjoy gourmet dining every day crafted by professional chefs. The menu will have multi-cuisine. All the dishes will be made from locally sourced organic and fresh ingredients. Similarly, you will also have a good beverage option. 
 
While returning from Kala Patthar, you will not trek back to Lukla. Instead, we have combined a helicopter flight directly to Lukla. It will save you almost 4 days and 65 kilometers of trekking to Lukla. The helicopter flight added an extra dimension to your experience as you will witness an outstanding aerial view of the Himalayas. 
 
Similarly, during the luxury Everest base camp trek with helicopter return, you will enjoy many other complimentary services, which will make trekking to the lap of the highest mountain in the world less difficult for you. Our airport team will take care of all your pick-ups and drop-offs. They will assist you with your luggage. You will spend nights in a five-star hotel in Kathmandu. 
Everest Base Camp luxury trek with helicopter return itinerary 
The Everest Base Camp luxury trek with helicopter return starts in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. From here, take the very famous Lukla flight. Lukla (2,846 m/9,337 ft) is the starting point of the luxury EBC trek. Trekking from Lukla, descend to Phakding village (2,610 m/8,563 ft) and continue to Monjo. From here, you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park. 
 
The trail continues via lush forests to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,290 ft). You will take an acclimatization break here and spend that night in Tashinga (3,540 m/11,614 ft). It is located a few hundred meters below Namche Bazaar. For the acclimatization hike, you will go to the Everest View Hotel (3,962 m/13,000 ft). 
 
A sharp ascent from here will take you to Deboche village (3,320 m/10,892 ft) through Tengboche village (3,860 m/12,660 ft). The trail then descends to the Imja Khola river and follows an uphill route to Dingboche (4,410 m/14,470 ft) via Pangboche (3,985 m/13,074 ft). The vegetation changes to terraced fields and shrubs on the way to Dingboche village. 
 
Here, you will spend the second acclimatization day by hiking to Nagarjuna Hill (5,100 m/16,732 ft). Dingboche onwards, you will trek via glacier moraines and glaciers. The trail continues to Lobuche village (4,940 m/16,210 ft) via Dughla (4,620 m). You will further ascend to a place called Pyramid at 4,970 meters (16,306 ft) for the night stay. 
 
Trekking along the Khumbu glacier moraine, you will climb to Gorak Shep (5,164 m/16,942 ft). From here, follow a steep, rocky route to the Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft). Get back to Gorak Shep to spend the night and the next morning hike to Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft) before taking a scenic helicopter flight to Kathmandu. 

Luxury Everest Base Camp trek – is this trip right for you?

The luxury Everest base camp trek 12 days is designed to provide you the added comfort during the journey. This is the right Everest base camp trek package for you if you don't mind spending extra money for luxury overnight stays along the trekking route. Likewise, this is also a short EBC trek, ideal for travelers with limited time. 
 
If you are a beginner trekker, you would love a luxury Everest base camp trek with a helicopter return. The overall journey became much more manageable thanks to the added comfort, full support of our guide and porters, and helicopter flight from Kala Patthar to Kathmandu. 

How to prepare yourself for the trek?

To prepare for the Everest base camp luxury trek with helicopter return, exercise daily. At least have 4 to 6 weeks on hand for trek preparation. During this time, you have to improve your stamina and core strength. As this trek involves a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of walking every day, you have to build your walking habit as well.
 
Similarly, we also recommend visiting your doctor and getting needed shots before traveling to Nepal. Pack all the essentials and follow our pack list mentioned below to know the things needed for a luxury EBC trek. Get your new pair of trekking boots early and use them to avoid blisters during the trek. 

Why do the luxury Everest Base Camp trek 2024/2025 with us?

Our team and their efforts make your luxury Everest base camp trek a very memorable trip. With our trained and experienced Sherpa guides, smooth communication, and logistic support, you will be able to enjoy this adventurous journey without any worries. 
 
Likewise, our transparency in luxury Everest base camp trek with helicopter return cost makes the journey much more pleasant. We provide top-notch service and assure fixed departure. Additionally, your safety is our top priority during the trek. Our team will make sure you are trekking safely. 

What should you pack for the luxury Everest Base Camp trek?

We have made a comprehensive packing list that you can follow to pack for the luxury Everest base camp trek. You can buy all trekking clothes and gear upon reaching Kathmandu. Likewise, if you wish to save money on trek equipment, you can rent high-quality trekking gear as well. 
 

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 Kathmandu Lukla and Lobuche To Katmandu Via Lukla 
  •  All Permit Fees and government taxes
  •  Private Arrival & Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  •  Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel  Aloft in Kathmandu in the beginning and Hotel Dwarikas after the trip 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 with attached bathroom available heating bed (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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