Trip Duration
12 Days
Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude
5,364 m
Trip Difficulty
Moderate
Activity
Trekking
Best Season
Mar-May & Oct- Dec
Per Person US$ 3300

US$ 3099

Overview of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

Everest base camp Helicopter Trek is a classic tour package at the best cost with both ways chartered helicopter, fly out near Everest Base Camp to Lukla. Mt. Everest Base camp Helicopter trek is one of the ultimate adventure trek packages in the Everest region of Nepal. This Everest Base Camp helicopter trek is especially for those trekkers who want to experience helicopter flight with limited holidays and commitment to trek in the Everest region. Our special package takes you towards the gateway of the Everest region in a chartered helicopter so that you need not worry about the Lukla flight cancellation during your holiday in the land of the Himalayas.

Everest base camp helicopter trek is an awesome combined package that provides you to experience trekking on the heartland of Everest as well as enjoy the luxurious helicopter ride over the Himalayas. Trekking in the Everest region offers a chance to experience Sherpa’s culture, traditions, and primitive lifestyles, the beautiful environment of mountain land, historical Buddhist monasteries, Khumbu glaciers, vibrant sunrise and sunsets, snow-capped peaks, mountain villages, flora and fauna, and Helicopter flight above the Himalayas.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek – Best Season

The best season to trek to Everest base camp by Helicopter is spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). The Everest trekking doesn’t require any previous trekking experience but we recommend a good level of physical fitness.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

  • The base of the world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest
  • Experience Sherpa’s culture, and their way of living standard
  • Trek into the Sagarmatha National Park listed in UNESCO world heritage sites
  • 360-degree panoramic views of the world’s highest mountains from the best viewpoint Kalapatthar
  • Experience both way Helicopter flights with breathtaking views of mountain ranges
  • Explore one of the oldest and  the biggest monastery in the Everest region- the Tengboche monastery

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek Itinerary

Welcome to the Land of Himalayas, Nepal. Today is the first day of our adventure trekking journey begins. Your wonderful journey begins upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. After landing, our representative will happily welcome you with warm greetings and easily transfer you to the respective hotel with our private vehicle as per your group size.

In the evening, you will be introduced to your tour guide and discuss the trip briefing session in short at our office and had a welcome dinner hosted by Life Himalaya Trekking at a typical Nepalese Restaurant.

Overnight stay at Fairfield Marriott in Kathmandu. 

Car
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Altitude 1,320 m/4,330 ft.)

Today we spend our day in Kathmandu after your long flight from our home countries. Our day starts after having breakfast for a sightseeing tour along with a city guide around Kathmandu which is enlisted in World Heritage Sites by UNESCO including Pashupatinath Temple, Buddhanath Sputa, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar square.

In the evening, you will get an orientation program where your trekking guide will provide you with information regarding the trip and make a trek preparation.

Overnight stay at Fairfield Marriott in Kathmandu.  

Meals: Breakfast

Car
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B
Altitude 1,320 m/4,330 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the beginning day of our Everest Base Camp Helicopter trek in the land of the Himalayas. After breakfast, your trekking guide will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Domestic Airport at Kathmandu. Without worrying about the Lukla flight delay and cancellation, we took a short and scenic helicopter charter flight to reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla.

Your Everest Base Camp Helicopter trekking begins when you reach Lukla. On your arrival at Lukla, you’ll be introduced to your Porters and crew members. After a short meeting and introduction with the porters, our trek begins through the beautifully paved footpath and alongside Dudh Koshi River along with typical Sherpa’s villages until we reach Phakding village.

Overnight in Royal Sherpa Resort or Beer Garden Hotel

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Helicopter 35min/2-3 hrs/walking
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,623 m/8,605 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day begins after having breakfast at the teahouse. The trail leads along with a beautiful Sherpa settlement, Dudh Koshi River, and a series of suspension bridges toward the famous villages of Benkar and Monjo.

Thereafter, we ascend the village of Jorsalle- Sagarmatha National Park entry point as well as checking point of Permit and TIMS card. After lunch at Jorsalle, we continue walking along with the river bank and were able to see snow-capped mountains such as Mt. Thamasekru, Lhotse, Everest panoramas, and its majesty for the first time.

Walking through Hillary Bridge we will reach to Namche Bazaar- the capital of the Everest region. Namche Bazaar is a delightful mountain town built on a steep mountain bowl with excellent views of mountains. Overnight at a tea house in Namche Bazaar.

Overnight stay at the Hotel Namche or Himalayan Culture Home. 

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walking 5-6 hrs. 
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (3,440 m/11,286 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the day for acclimatization or rest day, where we will spend the day again at Namche Bazaar.  Climbing high and sleeping low is considered a good way to acclimatize your body so that there will not be any altitude sickness problems.

After lunch, we will short hike towards Everest view hotel- the highest altitude placed Luxury Hotel in the world to see the close-up views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m) and panoramic view of the world’s highest mountains including Mt. Everest.

Then we back from there and visitors to enjoy beautiful Namche or take a rest and prepare for the next day.

Overnight stay at the Hotel Namche or Himalayan Culture Home. 

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walking 2-3 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (3,880 m/12,726 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day begins with a pleasant walk on a beautiful footpath passing a beautiful forest and enjoying the magnificent views of the Himalayas. We continue our trek towards the village of Kenjoma and Sansaa- the way to Gokyo Lake and Everest base camp separates.

After lunch at Phunki Tanga, we move steeply up through the pine forest for around two to three hours to reach Tengboche village. Tengboche is a magnificent village in the Everest region with a charming spot of close views of the world’s highest mountains Ama Dablam.

We will visit the renowned oldest and biggest Buddhist Tengboche monasteries nourishing spirit with the daily praying Buddhist monks. Continuing our walk via the village of Pangboche along with Rhododendron forest we will reach Debuche.

Overnight stay at Himalayan Culture Home or Hotel Paradise. 

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,867 m/12,687 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After breakfast, our day begins with a pleasant walking through the several Mani walls, typical villages, and several Chortens. Following the Imja Khola and crossing the bridges, we reach the village of Orsho- the way that separates the trial to Pheriche and Dingboche.

We enjoy our lunch with the breathtaking views of Ama Dablam and enter the Imja Valley. We continue our walk towards Imja valley to reach the Dingboche. It is a picturesque village with beautifully cultivated fields where people grow food like barley, and potato as well as graze domestic animals i.e. Yak. Dingboche is also known as the gateway for Island Peak Climbing.

Overnight stay at Hotel Tashi Dilekh or Good Luck Hotel. 

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walking  5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,410 m/14,470 ft

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is another day of rest on the high-altitude trek. We stop at Dingboche to ensure proper acclimatization at a high altitude to stay active as well as safe from altitude sickness in further coming days on trekking.

After a late breakfast, we will hike around Nagarjun Peak from where we can seek the tremendous views of majestic peaks like Mt. Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, and Ama Dablam, Island peak, Taboche, and many mighty peaks from different faces and angles. You can also visit the beautiful Dingboche village. After lunch, you basically have free time to rest and relax.

Overnight stay at Hotel Tashi Dilekh or Good Luck Hotel. 

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walking 3-4 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 5100m/16732ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After proper rest, our day begins with an amazing hike towards the famous village Dhugla passing through the Khumbu Khola valley. The trek continues with impressive views of peaks like Khumbuste, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhoste and Everest, and Khumbu glacier.

The valley begins to narrow as we come closer to Dusa. The trail is steep and the trail consists of numerous huge rocks and mountains yaks passing nearby at a high altitude. We can also see many memorials made in the memory of climbers with praying flags and stones who passed away on the way to Mt. Everest. Now, we are in mountain land. Walking through the mountain land, we can easily get tiredness in a normal walk towards Lobuche- a small settlement near Mt. Everest.

Overnight stay at Hotel National Park or Hotel Mother Earth

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walking 6-7 hrs. 
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,930 m/16,170 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the most important day of your Everest Base Camp Helicopter trek. Today is the longest day walk which continues after breakfast in Lobuche. The trail is quite wide and easy to walk up to the Gorak Shep.

On reaching Gorak Shep, we keep all our belongings in lodges and take some rest. After lunch, we head towards our final destination Mt. Everest Base Camp with a huge excitement with a snowy route. After reaching our destination we enjoy the breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhoste, Pumori, Khumbuste, and many others as well as the natural splendor of the Khumbu glacier.

After finishing all activities we return back to Gorak Shep with the same trial since there is no place and teahouses to stay at Everest Base Camp.

Overnight stay at Hotel Everest Inn or Hotel Yeti. 

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Walking 6-8 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 5,364 m/17,598 ft

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today we wake early in the morning to climb to the top of Kalapatthar (5,545 m) which is one of the best viewpoints and one of the prime highlights of the Everest region.

From Kalapatthar we can observe the 360-degree panoramic views with vibrant sunrise on snow-capped mountains like Mt. Everest, Khumbase, Pumari, Cho-Oyu, Khumbu Glacier, Ama Dablam, Everest Base Camp, etc.

Then trek down to Gorakshep and had breakfast. After breakfast, we take a chartered Helicopter flight directly to Kathmandu. During your chartered Helicopter flight back above the Himalayas, you would get ample opportunities to seek the amazing panoramic views of the world’s highest mountain ranges.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, our representative will pick up you and easily transfer you to your respective hotel with our private vehicle.

Overnight stay at Fairfield Marriott in Kathmandu.    

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch 

Helicopter
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B L D
Altitude 5,545 m/18,192 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our adventurous Everest Base Camp Helicopter trek ends today in Nepal. Our service ends after breakfast in the morning as well until you will transfer towards Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure flight as per your flight schedule towards your sweet home.

Our representative escorts you towards the airport and happily great you hoping to see you once again in Nepal.

Car
Meals B

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Includes/Excludes

What's Included

  • The airport picks up and drops off international and domestic.
  • Complete departure information, about the trek, flight, guide, altitude sickness, reconfirmation and extend visa service (if necessary), and extra tour service before the trek starts.
  • 4-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Helicopter Flight from KTM to Lukla Everest base camp to Lukla, KTM, member, and involved staffs, Luggage allowed only (10 kg Big bag & 5 kg hand bag)
  • Private transportation pick up and drops.
  • Best Lodge accommodation & full board meals throughout the trek.
  •  breakfast,  lunch, and dinner included chosen from the lodge menu.
  •  twin share the best available lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • As per group size experience, government license holder trek guide, helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation, accidental insurance for all staff.
  • A warm Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bags will be provided during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter trekking (the down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip )
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 3 passport-size photos for permits)
  • Sagarmatha national park (Mt. Everest) trek permit fee.
  • Life Himalaya trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and Everest base camp trail map.
  • First Aid kits for the staff and the groups. including oxi-meter
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations
  • Government taxes & office service charge
  • Farewell Dinner in a reputed traditional Nepali cultural restaurant.
  • Achievement Certificate.

Extra Add-on Service:

Cost:  560 USD
Includes: 

  • Unlimited bottle of mineral water
  • Unlimited cup of ginger and black Tea, Black Coffee, and hot lemon.
  • 1 hot shower per day
  • Unlimited GB data pack per day (Everest link Wifi).

What's Excluded

  • Travel insurance that covers 6000m emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverages and other personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Battery charge, hot showers, internet & international phone calls.
  • Tips for Guide, Porter, and Drivers.
  • Service not mentioned above.

Note: Each day trekkers have to trek maximum (05-07 hours) which is about (10 km-14 km) per day after breakfast in this Everest Base Camp Helicopter trek. Sometimes the trek hours will be more or less as per your walk. There are normal aircraft both-way flights from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu and another is a Helicopter flight from Gorak Shep to Lukla on your trip. However, the flights are about 35 minutes short and scenic above the Himalayas.

Note: Please Kindly bring Travel insurance | Passport | passport size photo at Orientation Meeting before the trek departure

All the garbage produced from our  Everest Base Camp Helicopter trekking, We manage to bring those back to Kathmandu for recycling.

Route Map

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek -Route Map

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek - Essential Information

Our special Everest base camp Helicopter trek journey begins with the sightseeing tour of the historical city Kathmandu. The next day, we take an exciting chartered Helicopter flight towards Lukla to start our Everest base camp trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, our Everest trek starts passing through the beautiful landscape and typical Sherpa villages. Then we cross through Sagarmatha National park following the bank of Dudh Koshi River towards the Phakding and Namche Bazaar. After ensuring proper acclimatization at Namche we move further towards the villages of Tengboche and Debuche before we head to Dingboche. Then we follow the trail through beautiful landscape to Lobuche, Gorak Shep, and towards our final destination Everest Base Camp.

Next, we climb towards Kalapatthar- the highest point of the trek to see the 360-degree panoramic views of the world’s highest mountains including Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Khumbuste, Thamserku, Island Peak, and many other peaks. Then we trek descend towards Gorakshep and take a scenic chartered Helicopter flight back to Kathmandu. During our Helicopter flight back you are rewarded with amazing views of the Himalayas, and spectacular scenarios of valleys and hills. However, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek itinerary is carefully designed taking care of Lukla flight cancellation risks. Also, there is enough time for acclimatization so there will not any traits of altitude sickness during the trekking period.

Short Everest Trek with Helicopter return is the best package mainly suited for family and group trekkers. Life Himalaya Trekking handles this Everest base camp trek with Helicopter return packages providing you with high-quality services. This trip package includes five stars rated hotel in Kathmandu and comfortable and best available tea houses during your trek. You will be accompanied by an experienced trekking guide to make sure to have a successful trip with memorable moments. We will be flexible with the itinerary, and Everest helicopter trek price and can adjust many more details as per your requirements and time frames. Furthermore, you may choose any of our Everest base camp trek packages.

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

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    Reviews on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

    Rated 5 out of 5
    May 9, 2022

    Amazing from start to finish
    Life Himalaya provided outstanding service from start to finish!
    Shiva (the owner) communicated with us perfectly in the weeks in the lead up to the trek over email, we had so many questions that he answered quickly and clearly.
    We attended the EBC short trek which included the chopper down at the end – this was the only tour company out there that we could find offering a helicopter return flight instead of the trek back down and it is 100% worth it! The guide and porters were extremely professional, keeping us updated each day on what to expect and attending to our every need at night, always concerned to make sure we were not showing signs of altitude sickness.
    Additionally, Keiran (our guide) passed on lots of interesting information about Nepal and the trail as we advanced to base camp, and in the evenings every one of the staff were extremely happy to hang out with us clients and tell us about their experiences which added a lovely personal touch.
    At the end of the trek, the great service continued with Shiva meeting us to confirm our final hotel bookings and followed up with a thoughtful debrief and catch up.
    I whole-heartedly recommend “Life Himalaya Trekking” to clients who are seeking the best service, real care and a whole lot of fun – Excellent value for money.

    Ignacio L. Watson
    Rated 5 out of 5
    March 9, 2021

    Hi there me and my dad who is 68 and a friend did the ebc with helicopter return with these guys. They did an amazing job from start to finish, the owner shiba is a gentleman. Are guide basanta was a local who knew everything about the area and was outstanding in keep us safe at high altitude checking are oxygen levels regularly.we all made it to base camp and all great. The food was great we were vegetarian for are time there, I found this company on the internet, and lifehimalyatrekking provided an unbelievable experience for are group!

    Tyler Mackersey
    Rated 5 out of 5
    September 10, 2020

    Life Himalaya organized the absolute best tour for all 8 of us. We all made it and were all impressed with how smooth the entire trek and helicopter ride was planned. The guides and accommodations exceeded expectations. The owner of the company Shiba took care of us personally to ensure all our troubles along the way would be minimized. I would highly recommend booking through life Himalaya and if you don’t you are making a mistake! I know I will be back. Thank you life Himalaya for everything!

    Luca Bustard
    Rated 5 out of 5
    February 5, 2020

    10 day Everest base camp trek with helicopter return
    If you are looking for quality EBC trek with best tea houses and helicopter return to Kathmandu then this is the one for you, without the helicopter we would of had to waited on weather both end of our trip. We met people who had been stuck for 4 days waiting on plane. Shiba and his team set the standard for quality and knowledge. All 13 in our group made it to base camp with the support of our the guides and porters . Very enjoyable and achievable in the 10 days as they work a system of trek high and sleep low that made all the difference. Great company and they heavily support the local community . I highly recommend booking direct with life Himalaya trekking .
    Thank you Shiba great 2 weeks

    William McKinney
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