Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Tour

Are you trying to decide between a Classic Everest Base Camp Trek and an Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter Return tour?  The difference between the two is that the second option includes a helicopter ride back from base camp – making for an exhilarating end to your trip!

If you’re looking for an adventure without worrying about the physical challenge of trekking, then the Everest base camp trek with helicopter return could be perfect.

The Everest Base Camp trek package with helicopter return is ideal for those with limited schedule time. These packages provide the luxury of a stunning helicopter return flight, offering an experience like no other.

You will trek the entire trail up to the base camp of Mt. Everest and then be flown back in a helicopter for a breathtaking view of the majestic peaks! This is an exciting journey full of adventure and stunning vistas!

For a one-of-a-kind adventure, why not join on an Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return trip? This thrilling expedition provides you with an unforgettable and unique experience of the spectacular Himalayan landscape, as well as the rewarding feeling of completing such a significant journey.

The adventure of trekking to see the world’s mighty Mount Everest and flying back over the glaciers, mountains, and rivers, enjoying the close-up views of snow-capped mountains, is awesome from these heli treks packages.

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return with luxury lodges offers an exciting and thrilling trekking experience in the Everest region. With our expert service, enjoy reaching the Base Camp in less time, skipping sections of the trek that otherwise would have taken days to trek through, and flying back to Kathmandu over mountains and glaciers for an unbeatable view!

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Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Tour - Packages

EBC and ABC Trek View

EBC and ABC Trek – 14 days

14 days
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

US$ 1400
1 Day
Gokyo Renjola trek

Gokyo Chola and EBC Trek

US$ 3230
11 days
Short Everest Trek, View from Everest View Hotel Namche

Everest Short Trek 05 Days

US$ 1990
5 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return

Everest Luxury Trek – 13 Days

US$ 3290
13 Days
Premium Everest Base Camp Trek

Premium Everest Base Camp Trek

US$ 5990
9 Days
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

US$ 3599
12 Days
Short Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

US$ 2599
10 Days
Short Trek to Everest Base camp

Everest Base Camp 9 Days Trek

US$ 2290
9 Days
Everest Base Camp trek Heli return to KTM 

Short Everest Base Camp Heli Trek Return to KTM

US$ 2750
8 Days
Helicopter going to pickup Everest base camp short trekkers.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek Heli Return

US$ 2099
7 Days

When thinking of the Everest region, the trek routes are the first things that come to your mind. The Everest region offers various trekking destinations, and the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is the most famous one.

The EBC Trek route takes you to the base of Mount Everest – the world’s tallest mountain. The Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return is an alternative for those who cannot climb Everest due to limited time or some health issues. Thus, it is on the bucket list of many travelers.

On average, the Luxury Everest base camp trek in the Classic route takes 11 to 16 days to complete. We have customized the Everest base camp trek with helicopter return facilities from 5 to 20 days as per your holiday duration. You can decide to finish the round trip in a shorter time or extend the trip than usual as the days can be customized.

Also, you can choose the Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return facilities if you have a limited time or not much of a walker. In this trek, you complete the trek to Kala Patthar and return by Helicopter.

Life Himalaya Trekking manages the trip for you to do a heli trek to the base camp of Everest and return to Kathmandu in less than one week. You will get rest days depending on the itinerary you choose.

Everest Base Camp Trek Packages with Helicopter Return

Everest Base Camp Trek Packages with helicopter return

Do you prefer adding a dash of luxury and adventure to your trek? If you do, then our perfect match is the Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter return. It is a great combination of a beautiful hike and a scenic helicopter ride.

Everest Helicopter Trek Packages offer breathtaking cinematic views of the scenarios. Experience the classic Everest Base Camp Trek in style with a helicopter return. Traverse through the same trails as the traditional trek but treat yourself to a scenic and luxurious flight back down the mountain.

The adventure is set to take you to the foothills of the tallest peak in the world. This pristine region is an ideal destination to find thrills and challenges. Trekking in the Himalayas is a great escapade that gives you experience and extra fun.

While Trekking in the Everest Base Camp routes, you return using the same path, which takes a minimum of 11 to 14 days to complete. So, even if you are a fast walker, you will be finishing the trek in a maximum of 10 days by foot.

Thus, if you are a time-bound trekker, then going on this trip might not be possible or quite hard to finish in time. So, keeping time-limit travelers in mind, we present you with a unique helicopter tour to Everest base camp.

In this Everest Base Camp Heli Trek package, you will either land in Lukla or Kathmandu according to your itinerary to end the journey. This package blends trekking ventures with luxury.

Why Choose Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

Helicopter return trek packages are the quickest and most reliable way to return from Everest Base Camp. Unlike your standard trekking route, you won’t walk to the endpoint; instead, you catch a flight back from Gorak Shep to Kathmandu or Lukla.

These packages are an excellent choice for travelers who are time-bound. It comes in different day itineraries that can be suitable for your free schedule. This tour is designed to provide fun and adventure in the same package.

Everest Base Camp helicopter landing tour packages cover all the necessary facilities and services, including proper acclimatization. It saves you time as you don’t have to walk the same trail back to Lukla.

All the Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return journey starts in Kathmandu and ends in Lukla or Kathmandu. You can join the trek solo or with a group.

Routes Everest Base Camp Heli Trek Route

The route of Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is similar to the standard path. It follows the same trekking path to Everest Base Camp, and the return is different.

The trek begins by flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, which is about half an hour’s flight. After arriving at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla, you start trekking through rivers, jungles, farming fields, and villages.

You can make your stop at Phakding, Monjo, or Jorsale. The next day, you head to Namche Bazaar, where acclimatization is held to avoid AMS. During the rest day, you can explore the village or hike to nearby places to gain altitude.

After a wonderful day, you now resume the trek and ascend to Tengboche and then to Dingboche the following day. Dingboche is another hotspot for acclimatization. From here, you can visit the beautiful viewpoints for some mesmerizing scenarios of the Himalayas and landscapes.

You again continue your trek and head towards Lobuche from there. After reaching the Gorak Shep, you start your hike to Everest Base Camp and return.

The next day you will climb Kala Patthar to get a picturesque view of the Everest region mountain and return to Gorak Shep again.

After returning to Gorak Shep, you catch the helicopter ride back to Lukla or Kathmandu, ending the trek.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Before planning for the Everest trekking tour, it is necessary to have hints about the best time for doing it. With better knowledge, you can schedule your journey in the most pleasing way possible.

There are four seasons in the context of Nepal: Spring, Winter, Monsoon/ Summer, and Autumn. Among all these options, Spring and Autumn are considered the best time for Everest Base Camp Heli Trek.

Spring is the season for a new beginning when the hills and forests gain their lost greenery. Likewise, Autumn is the season when the beauty of nature is at its peak.

Spring and Autumn have calm weather and mild temperatures. During these times, the climatic conditions are not too hot or too cold. It is perfect for going on the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek.

The routes are surrounded by beautiful vegetation of colorful flowers and unique plants. In contrast, the mesmerizing view of mountain peaks accompanies you throughout the journey.

The aerial view is also incredible under the clear skies and bright days. There are fewer chances of cancellation and delays during the Spring and Autumn seasons as the occurrence of rain or snow is low.

Food and Accommodation During EBC Heli Trek

Finding food and accommodation is not a problem when trekking on the routes of Everest Base Camp. The trails are loaded with tea houses providing a wide range of food items.

Mostly normal tea houses are the accommodation and eating traditional delicacies during the trek. You have bread, jam, varieties of eggs, biscuits, paratha, and more for breakfast.

For lunch, you have fried rice, Chowmein, Puri Tarkari, fried noodles, soup noodles, etc. At last, for dinner, you have the local Thali Set that includes Dal, Bhat, Curry, Pickles, Veg or Non-veg items, and other side dishes.

You will find basic Twin-sharing rooms in the entire trek that include a table, two beds, pillows, and a blanket. For bathrooms and toilets, you get attached ones in a few places only. Most lodges will have sharing or public only.

Private EBC Heli Tour Cost

The cost of the Everest base camp depends on the package and services you select. Our packages include all board services. They cover flights by plane and helicopter, places to stay, food, permit costs, and other fees.

During the Everest Lodge Trek, the accommodations are basic but comfortable. You can select meals three times daily on the Everest base camp trek with helicopter return journey.

The price of the helicopter tour depends on the group size. A helicopter can carry a maximum of 5 people with max. weight limits of up to 450 kg at high altitudes. Usually, the tour packages cost from $1250 to $5000 per person.

But if you select the luxurious tour package, it costs about $5,000 to $7,000 per person, including all 5-star services. The premium tour package is expensive because you get more facilities in it.

Classic EBC Trek vs. Everest base camp trek with helicopter return

Reaching at Everest Base Camp, you can opt for Trek or Helicopter journey options. Also, you can hike a round trip, walk halfway, and return to Lukla or Kathmandu using a helicopter.

Everest Base Camp Trek takes about 14 to 16 days to complete. So, it is unsuitable for trekkers who only have a little time. You will fly to Lukla first, then hike to Everest Base Camp and return, retracing those steps.

However, nowadays, you also have the Everest base camp trek with helicopter return option. The trip lets you trek and saves time by riding a helicopter during return. You walk the classic route to Everest Base Camp and return by helicopter to Lukla or Kathmandu.

Compared to the classic trek, the Everest base camp trek with helicopter return is much faster and less time-consuming. But the heli treks are more expensive than your usual 14-day trekking journey.

If you are on a run and desire to visit the base camp, then the Helicopter option is the best choice. But if you have a lot of time on hand, then classic EBC trekking is also suitable.

Can we reach Mount Everest base camp without trekking?

Yes, adventure lovers from around the world can now see Mount Everest without trekking. They can choose a one-day helicopter tour or stay in luxury lodges on the classic Lukla to EBC route.

We organize customized multi-day helicopter tours to the Everest base camp regularly.

Final Words

Our Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return package provides an exciting time in the Himalayas of Nepal. We give you the best and most comfortable helicopter tours and treks at a reasonable price.


How much time does it take to get from Kathmandu to the Everest base camp by helicopter?

On average, traveling by helicopter takes around 3 hours to reach EBC from Kathmandu. A private chartered helicopter tour to Mount Everest costs 5000 to 6000 USD. It allows plenty of time to enjoy the scenic mountain views before returning.

How long does it take to reach Kathmandu from Lukla by Helicopter during an Everest Base Camp trek with a helicopter return?

The helicopter flight will take around 45 minutes, depending on the weather and the route.

Is it possible to reach Mount Everest by helicopter?

It is impossible to take a helicopter to the summit of Mount Everest. But we can arrange a helicopter tour/trek up to the Everest base camp.

Is the helicopter ride to Everest base camp safe?

The helicopter service to Everest Base Camp is a safe one. Helicopters and pilots are maintained according to the highest safety standards. And all potential flight risks are taken into consideration when planning the route.

The Heli-tour teams are very skilled in flying over tall mountains. They make sure your trip is safe and fun.

How long does a helicopter stay at the Everest Base Camp?

The typical stay for a helicopter at the Everest Base Camp is around 10-20 minutes. Depending on the company, some may offer longer stays for sightseeing or photography.

Which is the best season for an Everest base camp trek with helicopter return?

Many people agree that April-May and late September-October are the most ideal months for this trek. During these periods, the skies are usually clear. This good visibility lets you enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding mountain range. Additionally, temperatures in these months tend to be more comfortable for trekking.

If necessary, is there an oxygen cylinder in the helicopter?

Yes, helicopters that take you to the Everest Base Camp come with oxygen cylinders if needed. Most helicopter companies offer oxygen masks and canoes. So people worried about altitude sickness can travel safely

What is the best place to fly out to Kathmandu from during the Everest base camp Heli Return trek?

Gorakshep to Kathmandu by helicopter is the best place to fly out to Kathmandu after the Everest base camp.