everest base camp trek with helicopter return

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return to Kathmandu – 11 Days

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

  • Group Size

    Min 02 - Max 12

  • Transportation

    Flight/Land/Helicopter

  • Max Altitute

    5545 Meters

  • Accomadation

    Hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek

  • Best Season

    February, March, April, May, June, 
 September, October, November & December

  • DifficultyLevel2

    Difficulty Level

    Moderate
Per Person $ 3500 3370 USDs

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return to Kathmandu is Short extraordinary trip to Everest region which unblemished the trekking experience as well as Helicopter ride from Kalapathar or Gorakshep according time and sitaution. If you have tight schedule but still want to experience full everest adventure then this Trek to Everest Base Camp and return to kathmandu via Helicopter is for you. In just 11 Days including arrival and departure you will be able to covers all the major highlights of Everest, experience of High altitude trekking, Sherpa cultures, Glaciers, snow-capped mountains and ancient traditions of Khumbu region thorugh land as well as air. On these trip you don’t have to trek along the same trail back. Instead we will charter a Helicopter on our way back to Kathmandu directly.These everest base camp trek with helicopter return is ideal choice of traveler’s as trekking to Khumbu region following the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay is in itself unique and adventerous experience. Having a Helicoper fly out to kathmandu leaving footprint on Everest region you don’t have to worry about returning the same way down and Lukla flight cancellation. On the trip, while travelling with Aspiration Adventure your comfort and safety are on top priority.

Start your Everest Base Camp Heli Trek which begin in kathmandu and by flying to Lukla Airport next day, the gateway to Everest region. Make our way to Namche Bazaar via trek to Phakding where we passes through suspension bridges decorated with prayer flag and Pine forest. Spend full day at Namche Bazaar acclimastied or hike to Everest view hotel to observe Panorama Himalayan range. Explore and pay your respect at Thyangboche Monastery (3880m) before we head to Dingboche (4360m). Have full day acclimatization in beautiful village and hike to Nagarjun Hill or Chukkhung valley, witness the views of Lobuche East (6119m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and more. Following Classical Everest Trekking trail Aspiration Adventure guide will lead you to Everest Base Camp from Ghorkeshep and Next early morning to Kalapatthar. Enjoy the achievements, surround yourself with an amazing Himalayan range of 7000 meteres and 8000 metre peaks. Finally, we take helicopter from Kalapathhar or Gorekshep according to the client preference and weather situation and fly back to kathmandu by Helicopter ride.  These is great experience of life time never to be forgotten by Solo traveler’s, family, group of friends – the adventure trip to Everest base camp Trek and Fly Back kathmandu by Helicopter. Love this trip, but feel it too expensive? Please enquiry us, we have the option of using other Hotels accomodation to make the package more reasonable and option of Everest base camp trek return back lukla by Helicopter. We are flexible and happy to make that trip happen.

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Detailed Itinenary

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) & Trip Preparation

Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

Include Meals: Welcome Dinner

From the beginning of enquiry, you will have travel representive to talk thorugh email, phone call, social media or any desire medium who will give you an honest assessment of this trip and make sure to experienced difference. This personal service and warm welcome will also await at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, Nepal where Aspiration Adventure English Speaking representive will be on hand all the time waiting with your name plate and transferred to hotel. There will be a pre-trip meeting, so make sure to ask all the questions. You can take this opportunity to hire or buy any trekking equipment at market or explore the tourist colorful market Thamel Bazaar down Town. Excellent books and coffee shops, extensive markets, novelty and handicraft shops variation with fantastic centres of cultural and spiritual significance. In evening, there will be welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural performances which will introduce you to the country's food.

Day 02:

Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,610m)

Distance: 40 Minutes Flight; 3.5 Hours trekking

Accommodation: Standard Lodge/Guest House

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in Morning, We will drive to domestic terminal at Kathmandu Airport for regular flight to Lukla (2,800m) from kathmandu by a Twin Otter plane which is where all Everest treks begin. These 40 minutes flight offers you to enjoy the beauty green hills along with background of snowy mountain peaks. On reaching at Lukla Airport, you will have a Breakfast at lodge and the luggage are prepared for the Porters. Lunch hour depends upon the time of arrival at Lukla, either in Lukla or a bit of a further walk down en-route to Phakding. Shortly after this, the trekking starts from Lukla, we head towards Phakding (2,652 meters) passing the Cheplung village and bank of Dudh Koshi river with the amazing view of a beautiful mountain like Gongla, Nupla, Karyolung. Pass through couple of suspension bridges, several mani walls and stone, chorten, stupas and prayer flags with snow capped mountains in the background. This first Day hike to Phakding is specifically designed for the purpose of acclimatization. However, if you show your interested then we go to a nearby Monastery. Experience is simply awe-inspiring! Today's trek is relatively short around 3 and ½ hours walking; it is an introduction of typical trek in Everest. Lot more thrill is yet to come. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge in Phakding. ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 03:

Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft)

Accommodation: Standard Lodge/Guest House

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After Breakfast at Phakding, you will continue towards north with a few uphill and downhill climb, through the forest, suspension bridges and small Sherpa settlements will bring you village like Jorsale and Monjo. Monjo is the gateway Point of Sagarmatha National Park, where our guide will have a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Kosi River at Benkar. You will walk through the flat land and crossing last suspension bridges above the river, ascend through the forest of pine all the way up till Mislung, escape out of the forest and continue to Namche following the stone steps. On the trail to Namche Bazzar you will see yaks transporting the goods and experience the breathtaking view of Thamserku Peak, the Kongdi RI Himal and first glimpse of Mt. Everest in its majesty. You will reach the main trading center of Khumbu region where quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, internet cafes and bakeries are available. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge in Namche Bazaar. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 04:

At Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization

Accommodation: Standard Lodge/Guest House

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

At this point, we will spend a day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize and appropriate adaptation with the environment at the height. Today you will get a chance to adjust your body with the altitude. Hike around the Namche Bazar with visit to some local schools, Buddhist Monastery. Enjoy the panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and many other mountains range. we strongly suggest an easy walk up to a similar altitude of the next day’s walk. Further more, Get the panoramic view of Namche and see the Himalayas range from the highest located hotel in world, Everest View Hotel. You will have two option on these day, Hike to Everest View Point or Spend day exploring Namche Bazaar. Aspiration Adventure local trekking guides you offers you a flexible option, you can spend time easily exploring around the shops, try some Himalayan bakery items or go for a Coffee. Take some rest and prepare for next day! Overnight at Best Available Guesthouse/Lodge in Namche Bazaar. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 05:

Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft)

Accommodation: Standard Lodge/Guest House

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After brekfast at Namche Bazaar, We continue our trek towards Tengboche. We follow the trail that leads towards the ridge and an easy way to Kyamjuma(3600m) then descends slightly to Dudhkoshi at Phungi Thanga (3250m). The trekking trail climbs steeply through pine forests and around Mani stones. The Journey to tengboche is accompanied with the rivers, hills and Himalayan peaks of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Ama Dablam and close view of Thamserku. Village is also famous for Tengboche Monastery, You can go inside the monastery meet the monks and enjoy Himalayan views and Explore Khumjung village. These Trekking route also provide ample opportunity to spot wildlife musk deer, multi-colored pheasants and a herd of Himalayan Thar. Overnight at Best Available Guesthouse/Lodge in Tengboche. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 06:

Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4,400m/13,780ft)

Accommodation: Standard Lodge/Guest House

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After Breakfast at Tengboche, Today we walk through the rhododendron forest to Deboche followed by a suspension bridge over the raging Imja Khola River. We walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the region. You can spot several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages as well. On these trail you will get a great opportunity to explore how the local Nepalese live. While you reach Dingboche, you will experience the change in landscape. Treeline will be replaced with low shrub and desert feel. Dingboche is also known as the "Summer Valley" you will experience these place is sunnier than Namche and Tengboche. It is advisable to walk slowly to maintain steady breathing and put on extra layers of clothing to keep warm. If the weather’s is favourable, you will get opportunity to experience gorgeous sunsets illuminating the peaks. As you reach Dingboche, beautiful view of the Island Peak, Lhotse come into view. Overnight at Best Available Guesthouse/Lodge in Dingboche. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 07:

At Dingboche: Acclimatisation

Accommodation: Standard Lodge/Guest House

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This is second and final planned as acclimatization day, before we make our way up to Everest Base Camp. Enjoy your sleep until you want. After Breakfast at lodge, guide will take you for hiking to nearby Monastery and the viewpoint above it or a full day hike. You Hike to Nagarjun Hill (5050m) which lies just above Dingboche on a hill at edges of Chhukung valley. The trail is quite steep and rocky but you will get the amazing views of Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Kangtega, Taboche Peak, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam can be seen with player flags. Walking for approximately 3-4 hours, we will reach Nagerjun but if you wish and time favour you can have full day hike to Chhukung, located in upper Imja Valley. After short hike or full day hike you will come back to Dingboche. Highly recommended for short hike 3-4 hours and get back to hotel take rest and get ready for next day. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse/Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 08:

Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4900m/16,076ft)

Accommodation: Standard Lodge/Guest House

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast at Dingboche, you will head towards Lobuche via Dugla and Pheriche. Trekking to Lobuche will be an interesting one as you will be able to see stunning mountains view throughout the trail. You will climb to Dughla enjoy the stunning view of Taboche, Cholatse, Ama Dablam and Kantega. After walking for a hours around the top of ridge, you also come across the largest memorials, a tribute dedicated to all those who lost their lives to Everest over the years. Walking from here Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse will be greeting to you. Moving ahead from Dughla the route keeps on ascending steeply to the crest of the moraine. Upon arrival at Lobuche, check-in at Local Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 09:

Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) & back to Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft)

Accommodation: Standard Lodge/Guest House

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Get ready, This is Our Big Day! Finally, this is most awaiting day throughout the trip. Enjoy hot breakfast in Lobuche before we start trekking to Gorakshep. On the trail, we follow the glacial Morane and rockery next to highest glacier in the world. Moving ahead to Gorak Shep, which is about 3 hours from Lobuche and the Khumbhu Glacier come closer. After lunch in Gorakshep(5181m/16994ft), you will walk to Khumbu Glacier to the top of the edge, Everest Base Camp (5,364m). We will walk slowly to prevent the high altitude sickness problem. The route from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp includes numerous short ups and downs. You will spend time enjoying your achievement and taking photograph, History Made! Take enough time to get with nature because you won't find Everest Base Camp anywhere else in the world. Enjoy breathtaking views of Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse along with several other peaks. After capturing lifetime memorable experience we return to Gorak Shep for a well-earned rest and sleep. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse/Lodge in Gorak Shep. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 10:

Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft) – Back to Kathmandu by Helicopter

Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

Include Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

This is one of the most rewarding days of the trek, you will hike to Kala Patthar. Wake you early in the Morning, head towards destination. The View from here is amazing and beyond imagination as the Everest looks within a stone thrown distance. The day’s first light will illuminate spectacular views of Nuptse, Pumary and Lhotse mountains. Moreover, the view of the sunrise over Everest is heart melting. Kalapatthar (5,545m/18,192ft) is ultimate vantage point of the Everest region offering 360-degree panoramic views of Everest, Changtse, Lingtre, Pumori, Ama Dablam and manuy more. After spending enough time, we descend towards Gorakshep. Take Hot Breakfast and Get your Backpack ready. Private Helicopter arranged by Aspiration Adventure will transport you back to kathmandu. You will be pick you up from Gorakshep and fly back to kathmandu by Helicopter. After Helicopter landing at the Kathmandu Airport you will be transfer to 4-Star Hotel. Take Rest Or get yourself a good massage! If you want you can walk around the city and do shopping for your loved ones and relatives. we can facilitate you with a guide. In the evening, there will be a Farewell Dinner hosted by Aspiration Adventure at one of the Nepali authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural show to celebrate the successful completation of 11 Days Everest Base camp Helicopter Trek.

Day 11:

Final Departure

Include Meals: Breakfast

It's your last day in Nepal! Grab hygenic breakfast, then take last-minute shopping and explore around the market or relax at hotel in kathmandu. You will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements to make sure that you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty time before your flight back home. We will exchange our good-byes and now you will be leaving Nepal, armed with all the good memories and unforgettable Experience. We know and hope that you will always remember this trip and after return home tell stories of your amazing experiences in Nepal. Our airport representative will drop you to the airport for your International flight as per your flight schedule.

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What’s Included

Price Includes

  • All arrival and departure transfer from airport to hotel to airport by private vehicle
  • Twin or Double Sharing accomodation in Standard 4-star hotel in kathmandu including Breakfast (Single room supplement can be provided on request)
  • Kathmandu – Lukla (KTM-LUA) Flight Ticket as per itinerary with Airport tax
  • All your standard hygienic organic meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • An experienced, Local Aspiration Adventure English-speaking and government-licensed trekking guide.
  • Local Staff and Porter to carry your luggage during the trek. Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their daily wages, medical insurance- transportation allowance-meals and accommodation on trekking.
  • All required permits for trek (TIMS Card and Everest National Park)
  • Accommodation at clean and cozy teahouses/lodges on trek
  • Helicopter fly out from Gorakhshep / Kala Patthar according to client preference.
  • Trek completion certificate (Upon request)
  • Complimentary Welcome & Farewell dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Official expenses.

What's Not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee. You can easily obtain a visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control (natural calamities, strike etc.)
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu than the schedule itinerary

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Accomodation

We will accommodate you in the 4-Star Hotel in Kathmandu and standard, clean and comfortable teahouses during the trek. All the Accommodations are on twin sharing basis. However, Single Supplement can be provided upon request at additional cost. Please be informed that Single Supplement are easily available in Kathmandu but during trekking especially in higher altitude may not be feasible to get a single room. The rooms in Kathmandu are fitted with air conditioners and have en-suite bathrooms with 24-hour hot water. Other amenities include wi-fi, restaurant, coffee shop, and bar. At higher elevations, there are only a few teahouses with basic facilities. Please be Noted that, Upon the extra Cost you can upgrade to luxurious five-star hotel, features well-appointed suites rooms, spa, casino, fitness center, swimming pool, restaurants, bar, café etc. If you would prefer to stay in Luxury Hotel/resort in Kathmandu just let us know. We can book your stay in Hotel Yak & yeti, Annapurna Hotel, Gokarna Forest Resort, Hotel Soaltee Crown Plaza, Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, Hotel Shanker, Soaltee Crown Plaza, Dwarika’s Heritage Hotel.

Frequently asked questions about this trip

Best Time to Travel

Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return can be done throughout the year, but the best time are Spring (March, April & May) and Autumn (September, October & November). During these time you will find moderate temperatures and provide better view of mountains, less heat haze cloud and clear views of mountains. From October to December you will see more green forests in the region. Although this trip can be experience during winter and monsoon seasons too, though it is not suitable for everyone. The higher you go the colder it’s going to be. Above 4000 meters, you can expect snow and temperatures to descend rapidly below zero degrees. Be prepared for all weather conditions and have the right gear as there is always a risk of rain at lower elevations and Snow higher up during the trail.

Meals During the Trip

During our trekking, you can enjoy typical Nepalese food as well as common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc) around the restaurants in Kathmandu. Whereas, On the trail all hygienic meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included in the package cost. Breakfast and Dinner are served in the teahouse or lodge where you will be staying in, Lunch is provided on the way en route. You will have full options or freedom to select your preferred items from a menu provided by the teahouse/lodge. Food while on the trek is simple but tasty. Aspiration Adventure Ensure to provide best quality hygienic all meals during the trekking while Breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances hosted by Aspiration Adventures upon your return from the successful trip.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek, Strenuous hiking on mountain paths, covering 3 to 9 miles per day on rugged terrain. These trek is suitable for keen trekkers who are able to walk for 4 – 6 hours in a day, with a light rucksack. There are 12 days walking with full porterage throughout the trekking and all there is left to worry about is your water, snacks and camera. Everest Base Camp trek is suitable for anyone with moderate fitness level for relative newcomers and first times to highly experienced hikers. Past trekking/walking experience would be an asset but not required to have any technical experience only that you need be in good physical condition and able to  walk for 4 – 6 hours per day. The maximum altitude is 5,545m and the average is approximately 3,900m. Our itineraries allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Two rest days have been assigned (3500 to 4000 meters and above. EBC Trekking route consists of hills and flat-lands, you will mostly walk up-hill and down-hill with some steep portion. We recommend undertaking a gym training and practice morning jogging and exercise with hike 6-8 weeks prior to embarking on the trek.