August 1, 2022
The Everest Base Camp Trek Packages with helicopter return tour is ideal for those who have limited time on their schedule. These Everest trekking packages provide you with the added luxury of a stunning helicopter return flight. We are specialized to provide these short and exciting helicopter return trekking packages into the Everest region from the very beginning of our company.
Everest Base Camp Trekking with a return by helicopter flight tour gives an amazing lifetime experience. The adventure of trekking to see the world’s mighty Mount Everest and flying back over the glaciers, mountains, and rivers enjoining the close-up views of snow-capped mountains is awesome.
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Everest Base Camp Trekking with a return by helicopter flight tour gives an amazing lifetime experience. The adventure trekking to see the world’s mighty Mount Everest and flying back over the glaciers, mountains, and rivers enjoining the close-up views of snow-capped mountains are awesome.
Life Himalaya Trekking has expertise in providing exciting helicopter return packages when trekking in the Everest region. Book your Everest helicopter trek with Everest trekking company.Read More
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 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. This trek is an alternative for those who cannot climb Everest, so it is on the bucket list of many travelers.
On average, the EBC trek typically takes between 11 to 14 days to complete. But you can decide to finish the round trip in a shorter time or extend the trip than usual as the days can be customized. We have customized Everest trips from 5 to 20 days
However, if you are short on time or not much of a walker, you can choose the Everest Base Camp with Helicopter return. You complete the trek to Kala Patthar and return by Helicopter.
Life Himalaya Trekking provides you with the opportunity of trekking to the base camp of Everest and returning to Kathmandu in less than two weeks. You will get rest days depending on the itinerary you choose.
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 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. This high-altitude trek takes you through the same trails as the classic route, but the only difference is you will be flying when returning.
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 for 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 unique trekking packages with heli return.
In this Everest Helicopter Trek, you will either land in Lukla or Kathmandu according to your itinerary to end the journey. This Everest Helicopter trek package blends trekking venture with luxury.
Why Choose Everest Base Camp Trek Packages 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 days’ itinerary that can be suitable for your free schedule. This tour is designed to provide fun and adventure in the same package.
Helicopter Return Everest Base Camp Trek packages cover all the necessary facilities and services, including proper acclimatization. It saves your time as you don’t have to walk the same trail back to Lukla.
All the Everest Base Camp Heli trek starts from Kathmandu and ends in Lukla or Kathmandu. You can join the trek solo or with a group.
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 course to Everest Base Camp, and the return is different.
The trek begins by flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, which is about a half an hour 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 some 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 back 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
Prior to 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 in 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 EBC heli tour depends on the package and services you select. Our packages offer complete board services covering plane and helicopter flight, accommodation, meals, permit fees, and service fees.
The lodging will be basic but comfortable during the lodge trek to Everest, and you get to choose your three-time meals during the trek. The package also includes tea house accommodation.
The price of the heli tour depends on the group size. A helicopter can carry a maximum of 5 people simultaneously, and weight limits up to 450 kg in high altitudes—usually, the tour packages cost from $1200 to $5000 per person.
But if you select the luxurious tour package, it costs about $5000 per person, including all 5-star services. The Premium tour package is a bit expensive because you get more facilities in it.
EBC Heli Treks – Our Most Popular Packages
There are several itinerary options for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return. You can select the one that meets your requirements. To know more about them in detail, read further:
Doesn’t it sound unique to Trek to Everest Base Camp and return using a helicopter to Lukla? There is no doubt it is interesting, so prepare yourself to enter the world of unspoiled wilderness, alpine landscapes, and traditional villages.
This trek is a short and scenic visit to the number one trekking destination, Everest Base Camp. The routes take you around the Khumbu valley that displays the Sherpas’ daily lifestyle and rich culture, plus Tibetan Buddhists.
While walking on these trails, you pass one of the World Heritage Sites, i.e., Sagarmatha National Park. You also hike through rocky terrains, steep hills, and colorful forests, viewing the beautiful peaks, landscapes, etc.
We designed this 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter return to Lukla for travelers having limited time to spend in the Himalayas. So, there is no acclimatization day as you will have to walk fast and complete the trip in a week.
There are two Itineraries for this trip, and both don’t have acclimatization days, so take preventive measures to avoid AMS.
In itinerary A, you begin the trek on the second day by flying to Lukla from Kathmandu and heading to Namche Bazaar. After that, you head to Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and finally to Gorak Shep.
Arriving at Gorak Shep, you have your lunch, hike to Everest Base Camp, and return to the same place. You again walk to Kala Patthar from here and fly down to Lukla via Helicopter. The next day, you catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu.
Likewise, in itinerary B, your journey begins the first day as you fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding from there. The next day, you walk to Namche Bazaar and then to Tengboche.
After a night here, you continue the trek and head to Dingboche, then to Lobuche, and at last to Gorak Shep. From here, you climb to Everest Base Camp and return. The following day, you hike to Kala Patthar, catch the heli ride to Lukla, and then take the routine flight back to Kathmandu.
Our 7 Days Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek costs about US$ 1899. This is a standard tour, so the cost is lower than the luxurious ones. However, the facilities and services provided are not less than that of five-star hotels.
So, if you are looking for a trek that finishes within a week, then this is the one for you.
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter return
Outline Itinerary A
Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu (1400 m) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840 m) (30 min flight) and trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)- trek duration (6 to 8 hours). walking distance (19 km)
Day 3: Trek to Tengboche (3870 m)- trek duration (4 to 6 hours)- walking distance (11 km)
Day 4: Trek to Dingboche (4410 m)- trek duration (5 to 6 hours)- walking distance (12 km)
Day 5: Trek to Lobuche (4940 m)- trek duration (5 to 6 hours)- walking distance (9 km)
Day 6: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) then back to Gorak Shep (5170 m) and hike to Kala Patthar (5555 m) and a helicopter ride to Lukla- total trek duration (6 to 8 hours)- total walking distance (13 km)
Day 7: Morning flight to Kathmandu
Outline Itinerary B
Day 1: Fly to Lukla (2840 m) (30 min) then trek to Phakding (2623 m) (5 to 8 hours, 9 km)
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) (6 to 7 hours, 10 km)
Day 3: Trek to Tengboche (3867 m) (5 to 6 hours, 11 km)
Day 4: Trek to Dingboche (4350 m) (5 to 6 hours, 12 km)
Day 5: Trek to Lobuche (4930 m) (5 to 6 hours, 9 km)
Day 6: Trek to Gorak Shep (5170 m) then hike to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) and back (total 6 to 8 hours) (13 km)
Day 7: Hike to Kala Patthar (5555 m) (2 hours), a helicopter ride to Lukla, and a regular flight to Kathmandu
Life Himalayas presents you with the newly introduced 8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter return. This package was designed for travelers who want to reach Everest Base Camp but are short on time.
The trek combines the challenge of the high-altitude journey to the base of the tallest mountain with speed and a comfortable return in the chopper. This adventurous odyssey attracts several adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
So, join us and embark on this exciting journey to the base of Mount Everest. It is a short and ideal trek that lets you experience the unique Sherpa culture of the Sagarmatha region.
Get ready to be mesmerized by the enchanting beauty of the Himalayas, traditional livelihood, rare wildlife, and ancient monasteries. The awe-inspiring view of the snowy peaks will accompany throughout the journey making the trip unforgettable.
During this trek, you get to know many interesting things about the Sherpa culture and closely experience their daily life. Their remarkable hospitality and friendly plus helpful nature will warm your heart.
The 8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Heli Return begins by flying to Lukla. You have an optional choice of flying in through Helicopter or routine flight. Then after you arrive at Lukla, you begin the journey towards Phakding.
From Phakding, you head to Namche Bazaar the next day, where you acclimatize to avoid altitude sickness. After a fun day, you now continue your walk by heading to Tengboche.
Tengboche has an old monastery, that you visit early in the morning and head towards Dingboche. From here, you trek to Lobuche, then to Everest Base Camp, and down to Gorak Shep to stay overnight.
The next day, you wake up in the morning to climb Kala Patthar and see the marvelous sunrise. Then after you catch the helicopter ride back to Kathmandu.
Our Short Everest Base Camp Hike- Heli return to Ktm costs US$ 2750. You will be staying in the best lodge accommodation with full board meals. We also provide you with down jackets, water drop purifiers, duffel bags, seasonal sleeping bags, and more.
Highlights of 8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Heli Return
Day 1: Fly to Lukla (Helicopter optional) (2840 m) then Trek to Phakding (2610 m) (4 to 5 hours, 8 km)
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) (5 to 6 hours, 11 km)
Day 3: Acclimatization day
Day 4: Trek to Tengboche (3867 m) (4 to 6 hours, 11 km)
Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (4410 m) (5 to 6 hours, 12 km)
Day 6: Trek to Lobuche (4930 m) (5 to 6 hours, 9 km)
Day 7: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 m) and overnight at Gorak Shep (5170 m) (6 to 8 hours, 13 km)
Day 8: Hike to Kala Patthar (5555 m) and helicopter flight to Kathmandu (1400 m)
Walking on the legendary trail of Everest Base Camp is a fabulous feeling and dream of every explorer. The standard trek is the most common way, but it takes 14 to 16 days to complete, so the nine-day Everest Base Camp heli trek is an alternative option.
You will take the usual route to the base camp and return by Helicopter afterward. The addition of helicopters makes a significant change in your trek. It frees a lot of your time and energy, too, making your journey a bit easier and less challenging.
On this 9 Day heli trek, you won’t miss out on any of the adventures. This impeccable journey offers a beautiful trekking experience in the Himalayas. You get to see the bird’s eye view of the peaks, walk in colorful forests of rhododendron, and explore the region.
You also pass several traditional settlements like Namche Bazaar, Phakding, Tengboche, etc. Trek while enjoying the warm welcome and hospitality of the Himalayan people.
The 9 Days Everest Base Camp Heli trek has best itineraries: one without acclimatization and a rest day. Walk slow and drink water for the itinerary without acclimatizing.
In Itinerary A, the journey to Everest Base Camp begins on the second day as you fly to Lukla and walk to Monjo. From there, you head to Namche Bazaar and Tengboche the following Day.
After that, you hike to Dingboche and stay there overnight. Then you continue the trek and head to Lobuche and Gorak Shep the next Day. Arriving at Gorak Shep, you climb to Everest Base Camp and spend some time there before heading down.
Again, you arrive at Gorakshep and then hike to Kala Patthar and return to Lukla by Helicopter. On the eighth day, you fly back to Kathmandu and depart the next day.
Likewise, in Itinerary B, you fly to Lukla then trek to Phakding on the first day. Then you head to Namche Bazaar and rest there on the third day. During your acclimatization, you go on an excursion around Namche and Syangboche.
After an exciting day, you head to Tengboche, then to Dingboche, and have your second acclimatization here. During your rest day, you visit the nearby villages and hill points.
The next day, you head to Lobuche and then to Gorak Shep. From there, you hike to Everest Base Camp and retrace your steps back. On the ninth day, you walk to Kala Patthar and take a helicopter back to Lukla. After that, you fly back to Kathmandu via the average flight.
Our 9 Days short trek to Everest Base Camp Helicopter returns costs about US$ 1899. For itinerary A, you stay two nights in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast only. During the trek, you remain in the best lodge and tea-houses available.
Highlights of 9 days Everest Base Camp Heli return Trek
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,320 m/4,330 ft.) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,804 m/ 9,200 ft.) & trek to Monjo (2,835 m/9,301 ft.) 4-5 hrs. Walking Distance: 13 km
Day 03: Trek from Monjo to Namche Bazaar, Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,286 ft.) 3-4 hrs. Walking Distance: 6 km
Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867 m/12,686 ft.) 5-6 hrs. Walking Distance: 11 km
Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m/14,470 ft)5-6 hrs. Walking Distance: 12 km
Day 06: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930 m/16,170 ft.) 5-6 hrs. Walking Distance: 9 km
Day 07: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961 ft.) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft.), back to Gorak Shep 6-8 hrs. Walking Distance: 13 km
Day 08: Hike to Kalapathar & Helicopter fly back to Lukla (2,804 m/ 9,200 ft.) normal Fly back to Kathmandu (1,320 m/4,330 ft.) and transfer to hotel .
Day 09: Farewell and Departure
Trekking to the magnificent Everest Base Camp is a dream of every avid trekker. Our 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return is the most popular Everest Base Camp Trek Packages with Helicopter return.
This package combines the raw adventure of trekking at a high altitude with luxurious travel. You trek to the foothills of the Himalayas while passing through settlements of Namche, Phakding, Namche, and more.
It blends the bizarre trekking adventure with a comfortable helicopter ride over the Everest region. The trip offers stunning landscapes, magnificent snow-capped mountains, charming geographical diversity, and many more.
On this trek, you get to visit the ancient stupa and experience the culture of Tibetan Buddhists. Also, learn firsthand about the Sherpa’s traditional way of living and so on.
The exciting 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek starts by heading to Lukla on a typical flight. Then after you arrive at the Lukla airport, you begin your trekking journey by walking to Phakding.
From Phakding, you trek to Namche Bazaar and acclimatize there. During acclimatization, you explore the beautiful town and visit nearby tourist destinations.
Then, you head towards Tengboche, a village well-known for the old monastery. Waking up early, you visit that place, pray and continue the journey towards Dingboche, where you acclimatize.
During your second acclimatization, you visit the nearby hill points, go on hikes and return to the village. The next day you head to Lobuche, walking for about half a day.
From Lobuche, you trek to Gorak Shep, then hike to Everest Base Camp and back. The following day, you wake up early to hike up to Kala Patthar and then fly back to Lukla via a helicopter. From Lukla, you return to Kathmandu using the standard flight.
The cost of 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is around 2050 to 2500 USD. We book you a helicopter flight from the base camp to Lukla while returning instead of walking all the way. The trip covers private transportation, best lodges, full board meals, permit fee, and an experienced guide.
Highlights of 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return
Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2804 m), then walk to Phakding (2623 m) (5 to 6 hours, 9 km)
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) (6 to 7 hours, 10 km)
Day 3: Acclimatize Day and Excursion around Namche
Day 4: Trek to Tengboche (3867 m) (5 to 6 hours, 11 km)
Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (4410 m) (5 to 6 hours, 12 km)
Day 6: Acclimatize and excursion at Dingboche
Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4930 m) (5 to 6 hours, 9 km)
Day 8: Trek to Gorak Shep (5170 m), then Hike to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) and back (6 to 8 hours, 13 km)
Day 9: Trek to Kala Patthar (5555 m) and a Helicopter ride to Lukla (3 hours 35 min)
Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu and Departure
Embark on an awe-inspiring 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Return via Helicopter journey. On this exciting trip, travel through the renowned Khumbu region and reach the foothills of Mount Everest.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is listed as the most famous trekking trail of Nepal. This short trek in the Himalayas takes you on an adventure through the beautiful valleys, landscapes, and peaks.
The 12 Days Everest Base Camp heli trek offers you a glimpse of Mount Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Thamserku, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Kangtega, Khumbutse, Pumori, and many more.
You complete the trek by viewing the captivating scenarios of the Himalayas and walking through picturesque villages, dense forests, beautiful rivers, and streams.
The trails of Everest Base Camp are also equally rich in culture and tradition. It showcases the interesting ancient religions, hospitality, friendliness, and way of living.
The journey involves trekking to Everest Base Camp and returning to view the rewarding aerial sights from Kala Patthar to Lukla. This trek is a perfect combo of admiring the Himalayas on foot and on flight.
The first and second day goes by, arriving at Kathmandu and touring around the valley, plus preparing for the trek. Then on the third day, you charter a helicopter flight to Lukla and begin your outing by heading to Phakding.
From there, you trek to Namche Bazaar and spend a day going on an excursion to Everest View Hotel. The next day, you travel to Debuche, passing through the beautiful Tengboche monastery.
Then you walk to Dingboche, where you spend another day and visit Nagarkang Hill. After an adequate time, you now resume the journey and head to Lobuche and Gorak Shep the following day.
From Gorak Shep, you hike to Everest Base Camp and return. The next day, you again walk to Kala Patthar and see the beautiful sunrise view, then you charter a helicopter back to Kathmandu.
On the twelfth day, we bid you farewell and drop you at the airport according to your flight schedule. The 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek return via Helicopter costs $3099.
The 12 Days trek is more expensive than others as you will stay longer on this trail. You get to visit different destinations and enjoy your time there.
Highlights of 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek return via Helicopter
Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu
Day 2: Sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley and preparation
Day 3: Charter Helicopter flight to Lukla (2804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2623 m) (4 to 5 hours, 8 km)
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) (5 to 6 hours, 11 km)
Day 5: Rest Day at Namche and Excursion around the town
Day 6: Trek to Debuche (3820 m) via Tengboche (3867 m) (5 to 6 hours)
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4410 m) (5 to 6 hours, 12 km)
Day 8: Rest Day at Dingboche and excursion
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4930 m) (6 to 7 hours, 9 km)
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5170 m) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) and back to Gorak Shep (6 to 8 hours, 13 km)
Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar (5555 m) and Helicopter back to Kathmandu (1400 m) (2 to 3 hours)
Day 12: Farewell and Final Departure
The 13 Days Premium Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is a short comfort journey to fulfill a dream of exploring the great Himalayas on a low budget. The trek is time-friendly and cheap, with adequate acclimatization.
You get to explore geographical variation, the lifestyle of inhabitants, and unique culture. The trek was designed for budget trekkers having limited time yet desire to experience the wilderness to the fullest.
On this trek, you will be staying far from the noises and spending time on the trail that leads to the lap of Mount Everest. Throughout the walk, you will be surrounded by green hills, beautiful peaks, mesmerizing landscapes, and silent rivers.
This short trekking journey lets you take a peaceful break from your busy schedule and walk on these exotic trails of the Everest region. On the first half of the trip, you will be walking, and on the other half, you will take a helicopter ride back.
You begin the 13 Days Premium Everest Base Camp Heli Trek by flying to Lukla from Kathmandu and heading to Phakding. You stay the night in this village and walk towards Namche Bazaar the next morning.
Your first rest day is at Namche, where you take an excursion around the place or visit Syangboche. The next day you head to Debuche, then to Dingboche for another acclimatization.
During that time, you hike to Nagarjun Hill to gain altitude and watch the view. The following day, you continue your trek towards Lobuche and spend your night there.
After that, you head to Gorak Shep and from there climb to Everest Base Camp. You spend some time at the base and return to Gorak Shep for the night. The next day you wake up early and hike to Kala Patthar to view the sunrise.
Then after you catch a helicopter ride to Lukla and return from there to Kathmandu using the regular flight. The 13 Days Short luxurious Everest Base Camp Trek costs $ 4990.
You spend your nights in a 5-star hotel with a BB plan while staying in Kathmandu. The trip covers your permit fee, accommodation, food, and other necessary facilities.
Highlights of Short Comfort Everest Base Camp Trek Premium
Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and preparation for trek
Day 3: Flight to Lukla (2804 m) then trek to Phakding (2623 m) (4 to 5 hours)
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) (5 to 6 hours)
Day 5: Acclimatize at Namche Bazaar
Day 6: Trek to Debuche (3820 m) through Tengboche (3867 m) (5 to 6 hours)
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4360 m) (5 to 6 hours)
Day 8: Acclimatize at Dingboche
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4930 m) (6 to 7 hours)
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5170 m) then walk to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) and return down (6 to 8 hours)
Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar (5555 m), then Helicopter fly back to Lukla after the normal flight to Kathmandu.
Day 12: Free Day
Day 13: Farewell and Departure
If you are not much of a wanderer or do not have even a few days available for touring, then the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is the alternative option for you.
The 1 Day tour is the shortest and quickest way to visit Everest Base Camp using Everest Base Camp Trek Packages with Helicopter return. You can set your foot on the base of the world’s highest mountain and return in a few hours.
The tour takes only a total of 3 to 4 hours of your time. 1 Day tours are always held during the early morning, so it leaves the rest of your day free. You fly to Kala Patthar on this package, have breakfast at Everest view hotel, watch 360 degrees view, and more.
The tour begins by flying in a charter helicopter to Lukla, where you stop for refueling. Then you make the next stop at Kala Patthar while flying above the base camp.
From there, you head to Everest View hotel for breakfast and fly back to Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp Trek vs. Helicopter Tour
Visit Everest Base Camp has both Trek and Helicopter tours available. You can hike a round trip or walk halfway and return using a helicopter to Lukla or Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp Trek takes about 14 to 16 days to complete. So, it is not suitable for trekkers who don’t have much time. You will be flying to Lukla first, then hike to Everest Base Camp and return retracing those steps.
However, nowadays, you also have the helicopter tour option that lets you trek and saves time by riding a helicopter during return. You walk the classic route till Everest Base Camp and catch a flight from there to Lukla or Kathmandu.
In comparison to the trek, the helicopter tour is much faster and less time-consuming. But the heli treks are more expensive than your usual trekking itinerary. So, if you are on a run and desire to visit the base camp, then the Helicopter tour option is the best choice. But if you have a lot of time on hand, then trekking is suitable as well.
Our Everest Base Camp Trek Packages with Helicopter return provide you with an exciting time in the Himalayas of Nepal. We give you the best and most comfortable helicopter tours at a reasonable price.