EBC Trek Return Back by Helicopter - 9 Days

9 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Return Back by Helicopter from Gorakshep to Kathmandu
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek
What to see & doSpecific information about EBC Trek Return Back by Helicopter - 9 Days
  • Duration9 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5555m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Private Vehicles and Flights
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

The Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter trip package is a unique trekking itinerary in the Everest region with the addition of helicopter flight experience. As a result, hikers of all levels of experience gravitate to it. You will trek through breathtaking scenery to get to the foot of the world's tallest mountain peak and fly back in a helicopter directly to Kathmandu. You get to enjoy the region's magnificent natural beauty comfortably with our Everest Base Camp Trek Return Back by Helicopter.

The trails we guide you on during the trek emphasize acclimatization, relaxation, and exploration. You get to explore the local communities, heritage sites, and religious landmarks. Monasteries, chortens, and gompas are examples of Tibetan Buddhism-inspired architecture in the Everest region. You'll also see a lot of Mani walls, colorful prayer flags, prayer wheels, and Tibetan scripture stones, among other things.

You will enjoy the transition in topography from subtropical woods to stony Himalayan hills. There are gorgeous rivers, waterfalls, glaciers, glacial lakes, granite cliffs, and alpine forests along the trail. From the EBC Heli Trek, you can observe the mountains from all sides. You can experience the spectacular scenery through the ascending steps, which gaze up to the peaks and other aspects of the skyline view from a helicopter on the way back to Kathmandu.

During the journey, trekkers will stay in teahouses, guesthouses, and mountain lodges. In the trials, these establishments provide you with food and accommodation options. While these services cannot compare to those found in cities, you will have a pleasant experience nevertheless. Although you may need to accustom yourself to the simple village life, you will have a fabulous time in these faraway places.

With Outfitter Nepal, you get the best deal possible for your helicopter return from the Everest Base Camp. Our EBC Trek return back by Helicopter has been meticulously crafted to provide the ideal combination of luxury and adventure. To top it off, we have poured our heart and soul into creating the best possible package with our more than 2 decades of experience in the Nepali trekking industry.

We guarantee a safe departure! Choose the dates below or contact us to customize a package that fits your desire. We are fine with anything as long as you are happy. We are eagerly waiting for your arrival.

What to anticipate from the Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter?

This package gives the splendor of the great Himalayas with a little bit of work to reach the peak and a little luxury on the downhill trail. We go by thrilling bridges, moraines, stupas draped with vivid prayer flags, and the enchanting air of Sherpa communities as we enjoy the blanket of mountains encircling the mysterious valley.

It's a full blend of adventure and elegance that makes the most of any trip. You'll be traveling for 9 days in total. The timeframe allows you to thoroughly explore the region. Trekkers are drawn to the deep fissure, various landscapes, and surreal pastures, to name a few. Other attractions include the region's remarkable art, religious beliefs, and fiestas. Snow-capped mountains, beautiful green meadows, and a subtropical highland climate offer something for everyone. With various geography, unconventional terrains, and a constantly changing temperature, the valleys are nothing short of breathtaking!

Then there are the unpretentious folks from different ethnicities. They make you feel at ease with their generosity and warmth. Meanwhile, we try to make your journey as easy as possible with our return to Kathmandu via a helicopter flight. Our Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter 9 Days offers luxury and convenience. Others would take weeks to complete a trail that you will complete in a fraction of that time. View the magnificent mountains, deep cleft, and meadow in the base camp region and return via helicopter!

Is the EBC Trek Return Back by Helicopter right for you?

The 9 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter is a fantastic adventure that includes an exhilarating mountain flight to Lukla, several days of trekking in the Everest region with adequate acclimatization, a magnificent view of Mount Everest from the base camp and Kala Patthar, and a fun helicopter ride from Gorekshep to Kathmandu.

The trek is for anyone who is pressed for time or wants to cut back on the number of days they spend hiking. Due to the fact that you will fly from Gorekshep to Lukla in a helicopter instead of hiking back, it's also a fantastic opportunity for those who aren't in the best physical form, elderly people, and kids.

Let us remind you that the EBC Trek return back by helicopter is not a good option for a budget traveler because the cost of the pricey helicopter journey makes it more expensive than the conventional 14-Day trek.

How does the itinerary for the trek to EBC and Return Back by Helicopter make for the best experience?

Our Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter takes 9 days in total to complete excluding your arrival and departure days to and from Nepal. The trip starts with a short flight to Lukla. You then start the trek by following the classic EBC trail. You have a rest day in Namche Bazaar to adapt to the altitude. You then continue the trek to Everest base camp through Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and finally at Gorekshep, with an acclimatization day at Dingboche. You trek to Everest Base Camp from Gorekshep and return to Gorekshep to stay overnight for the last night's stay in the mountain.

The next morning, you trek to Kala Patthar viewpoint for a great sunrise view over Everest and the neighboring mountain peaks. You return to Gorekshep to have a hot breakfast and hike down to Lobuche, and take a Helicopter flight directly to Kathmandu from Lobuche to conclude the EBC trek. The Everest Base Camp Trek Return Back by Helicopter is available throughout the year, so contact us for up-to-date costs and booking. Also, let us know if the given itinerary is not suitable. We are happy to tailor-make and customize the trek for you according to your requirement.

Since the package is bound to a tight schedule, we request you to have at least 1 or 2 days extra at hand. This way, we can arrange your permits as swiftly as possible. On top of it, the weather in the Himalayas is quite unpredictable. Thus, there might be some possibilities of flight delays. Having a few days with yourself would help you keep yourself on track or maybe roam around the charismatic Kathmandu city.

Best Features of the Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter

  • Insight into the region's cultural assets, traditions, and history
  • Breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other surrounding mountains
  • Walking through a lush forest covered in a wide variety of flowers with a sense of peace
  • Explore religious and architectural structures, such as the Tengboche monastery
  • Religious gatherings, festivals, and rituals observed by the locals
  • Make it to Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Glacier
  • Gorgeous sunrise view of Mt. Everest and surrounding mountains from Kala Patthar 
  • Shorter and more luxurious trekking experience via helicopter flight

Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter Cost

The standard Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter Cost is starts from US$2000 per pax for a group of around 6 to 10 people. Likewise, if you are a group of 2 to 5, then the package costs US$ 2200 per person. If you are a solo trekker, it tends to get a bit on the expensive side, with the total budget amounting to US$ 2550. The cost of the package can be customizable to fit your convenience. However, the cost of the overall package may go up or down, depending upon the kind of alterations you make to the itinerary.

Trek to Everest Base Camp Return by Helicopter Customization

If you want to customize the helicopter flight option, other than our standard package, we can lay out some options that many trekkers have chosen. This would increase the budget of the package. Likewise, you can also ask for a helicopter flight from Lobuche to Lukla and get on your usual Lukla flight to get to Kathmandu/Ramechhap. This would reduce your package cost. If you have other alternative options in your mind, you can share them with us so we can make changes to your itinerary. We want you to know that we're flexible and will give our best effort to meet your needs.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

After having early breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu, we will drive you to Kathmandu airport and take an early morning 35 minutes scenic flight to the small mountain airport Lukla, after reaching at Lukla, our trekking guide will introduce with the porters, then start trekking following then mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river, it is easy trekking and takes about 3-4 and to reach at Phakding.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1,260m/4,133ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
  • Walking Distance: 9 km/5.6mi

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and the trekking follows the Dudh Koshi river and crossing it few times and enter to the park in Jorsale where we will stop for lunch and again we continue the trekking, after few hours walking, Namche Bazar will appears ahead as wetravel along the path surrounded by pines, pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village.

The Namche Bazar is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Duch koshi, The village is a central hub of the area and food, Sundrie and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,440m/11286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 8,30m/2,723ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 13 km/8.1 mi

The Namche Bazaar is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook; It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Everest base camp and for the acclimatization, we walk up to Khumjung village through Everest view hotel in Syangbuche and you will see the beautiful view of the Himalayas including Mt.Everest , the Khumjung is densely populated by Sherpa community and there is an old monastery as well so, we will visit that as well and then return to Namche.

  • Max. Altitude: 8,30m/2,723ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 440m/1443ft
  • Elevation Loss: 440m/1443ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 1.5-2 hours
  • Walking Distance: 3.5km/2.2mi

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek with the ridge trail and flat level mountain path that offers excellent panoramas of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib, after walking few hours on flat Zigzags.

We descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga, then climb through Rhododendron forest to the Tengbuche monastery, check into the lodge and you will have time to visit around and to the Monastery as well if you are interested.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,867m/12687ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 4,27m/1,401ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 10km/6.2 mi

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trekking with descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and cross exciting suspension bridge on it and walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche, our route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche village.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,410m/14468ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 5,43m/1,781ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 12 km/7.5 mi

Today in Dingbuche is the remarkable acclimatization day and there are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as we explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak, The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon and we can do some side day trips around for the acclimatization.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,410m/14468ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 675m/2214ft
  • Elevation Loss: 4Km/2.8mi
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 2-3 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 4Km/2.8mi

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and the trek leads us north for up to 50-minutes until we come to a mani-prayer Stupa then The trail is gentle looking down to Pheriche village below, today's walk offers views of the Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse, after two hours of walking, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier then continue for an hour up a steep hill to the top, where there are views of Mt. Pumori and west of Everest are waiting for us and after a short break, we continue trekking up to Lobuche.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,910m/16109ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 5,00m/1641ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 7km/4.3mi

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trekking to Base camp; following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier, after the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings us to Gorakshep, where we will stop for lunch and we leave all our stuff there at lodge as this is the last place where there are lodge available.

We start our Himalayan journey to the Everest Base camp - WOW!!! Congratulation!!! Your dream has come true now and you have successfully reached at the base camp of Everest then after visiting sometime in the Base Camp and surroundings and return to Gorekshep.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,364m/17,598ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 4,54m/14,89ft
  • Elevation Loss: 2,00m/6,56ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 8-9 hours
  • Walking Distance: 15km/9.3mi

Quite Early morning, we climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) peak to enjoy the view of sunrise, and from Kala Patthar, we can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more and return to Lobuche and flight to Kathmandu.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,550m/18,208ft
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 3,86m/12,66ft
  • Elevation Loss: 4,200m/13,780ft
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 15km/9.3mi
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Trip MapDay to day route map and altitude graph
EBC Trek Return Back by Helicopter - 9 Days map
Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • Domestic Airport transfers.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Accommodations in lodges on trek.
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you).
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit.
  • Flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla with airport tax.
  • Helicopter flight from Lobuche to Kathmandu.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
What's not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.
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  • If your preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book on your own date as the trek is available on any date of the year.
  • We have listed the price for up to 12 people only so, if you are more than 12 people then please contact us for the group price and further process to book the trek.
  • Private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • Single persons are welcome to join the trek and single people have single room in Kathmandu and have to share room in the mountain lodge on trek cause of the less number of lodge and rooms available on remote mountain lodges.
  • Guaranteed dates are guaranteed to departure and we already have people booked for date.
  • Available dates are available to book and become guaranteed once you book for that date.
  • Closed dates are closed and not bookable on that date however if you are available only on that date then contact us as we may have some other alternatives.
  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Here are some of the frequently asked questions that may cross your mind:

How difficult is trekking in the Everest Region?

The trek to the base camp has been ranked as a moderately difficult trek. But don't worry; the travel is doable! To begin, the Everest Base Camp journey does not require any prior climbing experience, and there are no tough climbing stages. You should be able to trek the course with determination and a basic degree of fitness. We've seen old and young, people of all shapes and sizes complete the trek while smiling!

When is the best time to go on an Everest Base Camp trek with a Helicopter Return?

The trek can be done fairly all times a year. However, March to May (spring) and September to November (autumn) are believed to be the best months for the trek along with the helicopter return! Autumn is ideal for travelers because it is neither too hot nor too cold. The trekkers ascending the base camp have improved visibility because the sky is less foggy.

In that situation, trekkers have held the winter season in high regard. Not because the weather is cloudy, but because the entire region is blanketed with snow. Though it's chilly at higher elevations, the trails aren't as slippery as they are during Monsoon. Everest has so much more to offer in the winter, including wildlife and greenery. The fog and mist, on the other hand, can obscure the view of the mountains and valleys.

What are the essential things you need to carry during the trek?

These are the list of things you might need during your helicopter trek to the base camp.

Essential Items:

  • The base layers (Moisture-wicking short sleeve and long sleeve shirt, woven shirt)
  • Pants (Synthetic and fleece pants, hiking shorts and waterproof trekking pants)
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket and down jacket
  • Hiking boots or trekking shoes that are strong
  • Rain gear and trekking poles

Other Items:

  • Small flashlight or head torch
  • Medical Kit (Blisters plaster, antibiotics, aspirin)
  • Sunglasses and Sunscreen
  • Personal hygiene products (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, hand sanitiser, wet wipes)
  • Repellent for insects
  • Camera battery replacements

How likely is the possibility of altitude sickness?

Above 12-14,000 feet, most people develop minor Mountain Sickness symptoms ranging from headaches to sleep apnea to loss of appetite. While these symptoms aren’t caused for alarm, they should be kept an eye on. If your symptoms get more severe, you have two choices:

  • Descend to a lower elevation and resume your journey after your symptoms have subsided.
  • Enter the Gamow bag.

What is the accommodation like?

There are several options on the EBC trail to select from according to your needs and budget. From five-star hotels in Namche to inexpensive lodging in Tengboche or Dingboche. Also, keep in mind that lodging in high-altitude areas such as Pheriche or Gorakshep will be limited.

Teahouse treks are becoming increasingly popular in Nepal these days. Staying in teahouses while on the EBC trek has the extra benefit of providing comfortable lodging with a homey vibe!

The quality and cost of the tea houses along the trail vary based on the facilities they offer. On the lower elevations, some tea shops have fully furnished rooms with electricity, western toilets, Wi-Fi, and, best of all, a hot shower. Some tea houses, particularly at higher elevations, provide relatively modest services.

What kind of food is available?

As the terrain is isolated and all food must be carried up to the numerous communities on foot, most meals are made up of non-perishable items such as cereals, rice, and grains. Dal, a prepared lentil soup, is the most typical accompaniment to the basic cereal. This, along with steamed rice, is Nepal's most famous dish, Dal bhat, which can be found at any tea house.

Most tea houses have meat on their menus, although we recommend avoiding animal products in general, especially at higher altitudes. Because all of the meat must be carried up from the lower slopes of the mountain by foot or yak, freshness cannot be assured.

How to prepare your body for the trek in the Everest Region?

Hiking is the single most effective strategy to prepare for your base camp trek. Find some nearby trails, go for a stroll through town, or simply go for a walk. Become accustomed to long walks. Discover where your body has difficulty and how far you can push yourself. Once you've gotten used to pushing through the first wave of agony, you'll be shocked at how far you can go.

Trekking is a natural activity—the human body excels at it! You shouldn't require much-focused strength training, but it's a good complement and can come in handy if you can't perform practice hikes. Each day, you'll spend many hours trekking and increasing height. Do some early strength training to help your legs prepare.

Walking, jogging, swimming, and cycling are examples of cardio workouts that assist your body to learn to perform harder with less oxygen. This will allow you to maintain your breath and concentrate when hiking at a high altitude, allowing you to enjoy the journey much more. Increase the difficulty and duration of your workouts over time, and remember why you're doing it when you're weary and want to quit. You want to be able to take in the scenery rather than struggle to catch your breath.

How to contact the outside world during trekking in the Everest Region?

A prepaid Data SIM Card can be purchased if you want to stay connected while on the route. For the Everest region, Ncell and NTC provide high-speed 3G internet services. SIM cards are inexpensive and widely accessible in Kathmandu. Aside from that, the teahouses along the EBC path offer internet access for a cost of roughly US$ 3- US$ 5 per hour.

What sort of permits are required for your EBC trek?

You require two permits if you want to start your trek from Lukla. Foreigners pay NRP 3,000 per person for a Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, whereas members of SAARC countries pay NRP 1,500 per person. NRP 100 per person is charged to Nepalese. Per trekker, the Khumbu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit is NRP 2,000. Khumbu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit is the same for every trekker regardless of their nationality.

Client ReviewsTravelers talk about Outfitter Nepal
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    Mark MorganAuckland, New Zealand,May 20, 2024
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    Absolutely Fantastic!

    What an absolutely fantastic team of people! From the moment you land to the day you leave you are completely taken care of in every way. You literally don’t have to worry about a thing… transport, flights, food, accommodation everything is incredibly well organised.We were very lucky to have a Hom as our guide with over 25yrs of experience we knew we were in incredibly knowledgeable and safe hands. The porters were fantastic always friendly and helpful… the entire team was always looking out for you.We had a case of altitude sickness in our team and unfortunately descending to a lower altitude was necessary. Hom made an extra 4 hour round trip (in addition to the 6 hour day already planned) to make sure our team member was safely down at the required altitude. Hom arranged and paid for new accommodation and food then returned to the group. Everything was perfectly done.Travel with Outfitter with extreme confidence, from the management team to the guide to the porters these guys are Legends :)Thank you for an amazing experience guys! Hopefully we’ll meet again one day.

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