About Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter 2024,2025,2026

Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter 2024,2025,2026

Embarking on the iconic Everest Base Camp Trek and returning by helicopter with Himalayan Asia Treks is an unforgettable adventure. EBC Trek return by Helicopter combines the thrill of trekking in the Himalayan landscapes with the convenience and luxury of a helicopter. This extraordinary trek takes you through the heart of the Khumbu region, where you'll traverse rugged trails, encounter charming Sherpa villages, and witness awe-inspiring vistas of towering peaks. The grand finale, a scenic helicopter flight back from Everest Base Camp, provides a unique perspective of the world's highest mountain and surrounding peaks. That makes ,it a remarkable and efficient way to conclude this epic trekking experience while cherishing the memories of a lifetime.

EBC Trek Return back by Helicopter is the ultimate option for anyone with limited time on their hands yet who wants to experience adventurous trekking to the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m). No doubt, EBC Trek Return by Helicopter is the most popular and dream trekking destination for travel enthusiasts. Trek in EBC will lead you miles away from your busy life into the lap of Nepal Himalayan nature. You get to be part of a unique Sherpa culture, lifestyle of Everest people, religion, and language. The Everest Base Camp Short Trek return by Helicopter is moderate with a few steep ascends and descends that will surely help you test your endurance and expand it beyond that.

The Trek follows the same route of the Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days only return via Helicopter from Kala Pathhar. The different EBC Trek return back by Helicopter is returned by Helicopter from Everest Base Camp/ Kala Patthar to Kathmandu . The trek follows different popular places like Namche Bazar, Tengboche Monastery, Lukla, and other popular sites on Everest.  During EBC Trek Return by Helicopter, you will witness alpine forests of rhododendron and fir, cold rivers, a 360-degree view of Mt. Everest, fine valleys, picturesque villages, great lakes, and high snow-capped mountains. In addition, you will get to see panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8, 516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Kongde (6,187 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Gaurishankar Himal (7,134 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Island Peak (6,189 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), and numerous other snow-capped mountains.

The best thing about EBC Trek Return by Helicopter is that you can reach the complete Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in a short time organized by Local Trekking Company Himalayan Asia Treks . Similarly, only a few people get a chance to experience an adventurous trail to Everest Base Camp and witness aerial views of the Everest region at the same time. Our professionally designed Everest Base Camp Trek return by Helicopter will allow you to be part of the incredible journey in the Khumbu region. Everest Base Camp is located at an altitude of approximately 5,364 meters in the Khumbu Valley of Nepal.

Trek to Everest Base Camp provides trekkers with stunning views of Everest and the surrounding mountains but does not involve climbing to the summit. It is the starting point for climbers attempting to summit Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. However, reaching Everest Base Camp does not mean reaching the summit of Everest itself. We assure you that this trek will always hold a special place in your heart that any other excursion cannot replace. 

Everest Base Camp Trek Return Back by Helicopter is a little on the expensive then EBC Trek 14 Days. However, the experience you will get during the Helicopter Tour is beyond its worth. Our Everest Base Camp Trek return by Helicopter accommodates two pax, three pax, four pax, and up to 6 people with extensive window seats allowing you to enjoy remarkable views and scenery. For further information regarding Everest Base Camp Trek return by Helicopter Cost , Itinerary or any other information, don't hesitate to contact us anytime.

Note:

  • 5 pax is a maximum 400kg weight for Mt. Everest Base Camp Heli Trek – based on body weight.
  • If we have more than 05 pax, we will  shuttle flights .
  • We are organizing group joining Everest Base Camp Trek return Helicopter .

Frequently Ask Question Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter 

Accommodations on Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter 

On Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek, you will spend overnight in a lodge or guest house. The rooms will be on twin-sharing terms with little space and a few pieces of furniture. Likewise, washrooms will also be on sharing basis. In Kathmandu, you will stay in a beautiful three-star hotel. Rooms will be significant with private restrooms.

Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter

Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter difficulty is marked moderate by experts. However, the trail can get a little exhausting and challenging in a few sections. You have to walk for an average of 6 to 7 hours each day. The  day by day, increasing altitude will also make the journey challenging. However, with strong willpower, good health, physical fitness, and our professionally designed Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter Itinerary, you will efficiently complete this trek.

Best Season to go on Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter

The best time to go on trekking in Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter is from March-May and September-December. You can also go on the Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter in September,January and Febraury. However, the cold weather might not be the best fit for everyone. Similarly, during the monsoon, the region receives rainfall, which makes the trail slippery and dangerous.

Flight Information about Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter

Nepal Government has announced that the flight schedule to Lukla from Kathmandu. They have shifted from Ramechhap until further notice to avoid traffic congestion at Kathmandu airport. The Ramechhap airport is located 130KM far from Kathmandu and approximately 4 hour drive.

 If you avoid a flight from/Ramechhap to Lukla to Ramechhap, another option is a Helicopter Charter or group joining also. Generally, the Helicopter charge is around USD500.00 ++ per person for one way. However, helicopter charter service is not guaranteed. After confirmation of your Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter, we will coordinate with the Helicopter company for a charter for your comfort.

Highlights

  • Scenic flight with stunning views of the Himalayas and gorgeous sceneries.
  • Aerial views of green alpine forests of pine, rhododendron, birch and moss along with striking glaciers.
  • Comfortable chopper with professional English speaking guide.
  • Namche Bazar, the most exotic tourist spot at 3,440 meters.
  • Feel the warmth of Sherpa culture.
  • Explore Tengboche monastery, the biggest monastery of Khumbu region.
  • Stroll on Everest Base Camp, dream destination of thousands of travelers.
  • Hike up to Kala Patthar for glorious sunrise along with a captivating view of Everest and surrounding mountains.
  • Witness panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Cho Oyu along with stunning Khumbu Icefall and Ngozumpa Glacier.
  • Awe-inspiring views: The helicopter ride provides breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas, including the majestic peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many others. This is an incredible opportunity to witness the grandeur of the world's highest mountains from a unique perspective.

Day to Day Itinerary

Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, our representative will be standing with a placard of your name / Himalayan Asia Treks. Please look for it! After a reception at the airport, we will transfer towards the hotel and complete our check-in formalities. We will have a short briefing about the tour program. 

Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

According to your flight schedule, we will drive towards domestic airport for taking flight towards Lukla. Flight to Lukla is adventurous and can see many snow-capped mountains. After reaching in Lukla, we start our first-day trekking towards Phakding. We will follow the Dudh Koshi river. The trail passes suspension bridges and bank of Dudh Koshi river.

Overnight in Phakding. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge.
  • Location: Phakding.
  • Altitude: 2650m.

After breakfast, we will follow Dudh Koshi river bank where we pass pine and oak forests, crossing suspension bridges. The trail passes through upstream on flat land, on the bank, to the junction point of the Dudh Koshi River and Bhote Koshi River. We get the most amazing splendid view of gigantic peaks -Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam Taweche and other snow-capped mountains. 
Overnight in Namche Bazar.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge.
  • Location: Namche Bazar
  • Altitude: 3440m

The Namche Bazar is also known as the gateway of Everest. Today is the first day of acclimatization in Everest Base camp Trek return by Helicopter. We will short hiking towards Everest View hotel/ Khumjung village. Acclimatization day is for trek high during days and sleep low during the nights.

Overnight in Namche Bazar. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge.
  • Location: Namche Bazar
  • Altitude: 3440m.

After leaving Namche, we will follow Dudh Koshi River where we will experience the magnificent views of the mountain. The trail again ascends uphill towards Tengboche. We will walk through the lustrous Rhododendron forests. We will visit Tengboche monastery which is a sacred and biggest monastery in Everest Region where the Rimpoche (Lama Re-incarnation).

Overnight in Tengboche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge.
  • Location: Tengboche.
  • Altitude: 3860m.

The trail of today is uphill and downhill through Imja Khola. We will pass exciting suspension bridge over the Imja Khola and small villages from where we can experience local people's culture and their lifestyle. We pass Deboche, Pangboche and reached Dingboche.

Overnight in Dingboche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge.
  • Location: Dingboche.
  • Altitude: 4410m.

Today is the second day of acclimatization in the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek. We will explore Dingboche monastery. We will hike towards Nagerjun peak. From Dingboche, we can see a splendid view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Tawache, Nuptse, Kwangde.

Overnight in Dingboche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge.
  • Location: Dingboche.
  • Altitude: 5100m.

The trail follows frozen rivers with an icy wilderness of stunning beauty. We will walk uphill towards Dughla: a small village with garlands of prayer flags hung across the valley. From Dughla, we will descend towards Lobuche.

Overnight in Lobuche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge.
  • Location: Lobuche.
  • Altitude: 4910m.

Today is the awaiting day of the Everest Base Camp Trek return by Helicopter to reach the world’s highest peak base camp name Everest Base Camp. We will reach Everest Base Camp and take some snapshot through digital equipment for our memory and back to Gorakshep.

Overnight in Gorakshep.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge.
  • Location: Gorakhshep.
  • Altitude: 5180m.

At early morning, we will hike towards Kala Patthar for seeing a 360-degree aerial view of Mt. Everest. Today is the last day of Everest Base Camp Heli Trek with keeping memories of Mt. Everest. After heading back from Kala Patthar to Gorakshep, we will fly back to Kathmandu by Helicopter.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

According to your flight schedule, Himalayan Asia Treks staff will drop you at the airport for your onward destination flight and bid a warm farewell to you. You will be flying back home with beautiful memories of the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek with you. 

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

What's Included

  • Accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu Four Star Hotel.
  • Ground transportation (Airport pick up and drop, sightseeing by private).
  • Flight ticket of Kathmandu/Ramechap – Lukla .
  • Kalapatthar- Kathmandu by Helicopter on sharing basis..
  • Three times meals at trekking route.
  • Accommodation in Tea house or lodge in trekking route.
  • Government licensed English speaking guide.
  • Porter (one porter for two person and carry 20 kg).
  • All necessary paper work like Permit and TIMS card (Trekkers information management system).
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • Twenty four call assistance by our office representative.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant - optional.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag will provide by our company have to return after trek.
  • Transport from Kathmandu-Ramechhap on private transport.
  • Meals in Kathmandu .
  • Any type of insurance.
  • Personal nature expenses like bar bills, water, tea coffee, shower, laundry, wi fi in trekking route.
  • Tips for Guide and Porter.
  • Any extra cost which is not mentioned in Cost includes column.
  • Extra day for natural calamities like flood, landslide, flight cancellation.

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Useful Information

Everest Base Camp Trek Return Back by Helicopter:

The Everest Base Camp trek is an iconic journey that typically involves several days of trekking through stunning landscapes and high altitudes to reach the base camp of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. We, Himalayan Asia Treks offer an option to return from Everest Base Camp via helicopter, providing a faster and more convenient way back for those who may have time constraints or prefer an alternative to trekking the same route back. This helicopter return option allows trekkers to experience the beauty of the trek without committing to the full return journey on foot.

Can You Helicopter to Everest Base Camp:

Helicoptering directly to Everest Base Camp is not common due to various logistical and safety reasons. The base camp itself is situated at an altitude of over 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) in a rugged and challenging terrain within the Everest region of Nepal. Landing a helicopter at such high altitudes poses significant challenges due to thin air, unpredictable weather, and limited landing space. Additionally, there are restrictions on helicopter landings at the base camp due to environmental concerns and the need to preserve the area.

Can You Take a Helicopter to Everest Base Camp:

While it's generally not feasible to land a helicopter directly at the Everest Base Camp, helicopter tours that fly over the Everest region, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Everest, are available. These tours usually depart from Kathmandu or nearby towns, taking passengers on a scenic flight that showcases the majestic peaks and glaciers of the region. Some helicopter tours also include a brief landing at a high-altitude point near the base camp, allowing passengers to experience the awe-inspiring scenery without actually setting foot at the base camp.

Is Everest Base Camp Trek Worth It:

The Everest Base Camp trek is often regarded as a bucket-list adventure and is considered highly worthwhile by many trekkers and adventurers. The journey not only offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Everest, but it also provides an opportunity to immerse oneself in the unique Sherpa culture, visit monasteries, and witness the stunning natural beauty of the Khumbu region. The sense of achievement upon reaching the base camp, standing in the shadow of Everest, is a rewarding experience for many, making the trek a memorable and cherished adventure.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter:

We, Himalayan Asia Treks offer packages that combine elements of both trekking and helicopter transport for the Everest Base Camp Trek. These packages often involve trekking to the base camp and then returning via helicopter, providing a balance between the adventure of trekking and the convenience of a faster return. This option appeals to those seeking to experience the trek but with limited time or physical constraints that may make the full trekking route challenging.

Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return:

The Everest Base Camp trek with a helicopter return option caters to individuals who wish to complete the trek to the base camp but prefer a quicker and more comfortable way back. Trekkers can enjoy the adventure of trekking through the stunning Himalayan landscapes, reaching the base camp, and then opting for a helicopter ride back to a lower altitude, saving time and energy while still relishing the beauty of the journey.

Can You Go to Everest Base Camp by Helicopter:

While reaching Everest Base Camp directly by helicopter isn't typically feasible due to the reasons mentioned earlier, several alternative options exist. Helicopter tours that provide aerial views of the Everest region and brief landings at viewpoints near the base camp offer a way to experience the grandeur of the area without actually trekking to the base camp itself. These tours are a popular choice for those seeking a shorter, more accessible way to witness the Himalayas

Can helicopters fly to Everest Base Camp?

Helicopters can indeed fly to Everest Base Camp (EBC), which is situated at an altitude of around 17,600 feet (5,364 meters). However, the flight is challenging due to the high altitude, thin air, and unpredictable weather conditions in the Everest region. Helicopters require specialized modifications and experienced pilots to navigate these conditions safely.

Can you fly to Everest Base Camp?

As an individual, you typically cannot fly yourself to Everest Base Camp unless you are a trained pilot with access to a suitable aircraft. However, you can book a helicopter tour or charter a helicopter operated by licensed companies that offer flights to EBC from nearby towns like Lukla or Kathmandu in Nepal.

Can we go to Everest Base Camp by helicopter?

Yes, you can reach Everest Base Camp by helicopter. Several tour operators provide helicopter services from Kathmandu or Lukla to transport trekkers, climbers, and tourists to EBC. These flights offer a quicker and more convenient way to access the base camp compared to the multi-day trekking route.

Helicopter to Everest Base Camp cost

The cost of a helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp varies significantly based on factors like the starting location, duration, helicopter type, and additional services provided. On average, these flights can range from a few thousand to several thousand dollars per person. The cost might also include permits, landing fees, and other amenities.

Can you helicopter to Mount Everest?

Helicopters typically do not fly directly to the summit of Mount Everest due to the extreme altitude, harsh weather, and technical challenges involved in reaching the summit. However, helicopters can fly close to Everest, offering aerial views and transportation to areas like Everest Base Camp or nearby viewpoints.

Can you helicopter to the top of Everest?

Helicopters cannot land or fly to the top of Mount Everest. The summit of Everest stands at an altitude of 29,032 feet (8,849 meters), which is beyond the operational capabilities of helicopters due to the extreme altitude, lack of suitable landing zones, and severe weather conditions at that height.

Helicopter to Everest Base Camp price

The price for a helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp can vary based on the duration, starting location, helicopter type, and services included in the package. It's advisable to inquire with reputable tour operators or helicopter charter companies to get specific pricing details for your desired trip.

Proper gear is crucial for the EBC Trek. Here is a list of essential items you should consider bringing:

  1. Trekking boots with ankle support
  2. Warm clothing layers (thermal wear, down jacket, fleece)
  3. Waterproof and windproof jacket and pants
  4. Moisture-wicking base layers
  5. Hat, gloves, and a buff or neck gaiter
  6. Sunglasses with UV protection
  7. Sunscreen and lip balm with high SPF
  8. Trekking poles
  9. Sleeping bag suitable for cold weather
  10. Daypack
  11. Water purification tablets or a filter
  12. First aid kit and any necessary medications
  13. Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  14. Toiletries and personal hygiene items
  15. Lightweight, quick-dry trekking pants and shirts
  • Is it safe to do the trek with a helicopter return?
Yes, it is generally safe to do the trek with a helicopter return. However, it is important to choose a reputable trekking company and follow all safety guidelines and precautions. Altitude sickness is a risk on the trek, so it is important to acclimatize properly and seek medical attention if necessary.