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Everest Base Camp Trek and Fly Back by Helicopter

It is well known that Mt. Everest is the world's highest peak in the world. Everest Base Camp Trek and Fly Back by Helicopter is new adventure, most popular among those adventure seekers who have time limit to explore EBC and have enough money to spend. Everest Base Camp is rudimentary campsite on Mount Everest that is used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent.

Base camp is usually the campsite where climbers rest for several days for acclimatization in order to reduce the risk and severity of altitude sickness. So trekking up to the base camp of highest peak Mt. Everest will be interesting and gives a kind of inner satisfaction to all the trekkers. Everest base camp is at an altitude of 5364 meters i.e. 17598ft.

Everest Base Camp trek return by helicopter is around 11 days trip and we will return by helicopter once we reached at the base camp. Snow Rivers, glaciers, peaceful environment, adventurous tracks, amazing landscapes, etc are the things that are going to make this trekking enjoyable. First day we will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and then our further trekking will start from Lukla.

  • Facts of the Trip
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Cost Information
  • What to Take

Trip Name: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

Trip Duration: 13 days,

Max. Altitude: 5545m (Kalapathar),

Best Time: March, April, May, September, October and November are the best months.

Minimum Pax: 1 pax,

Price: Contact Us

Start Trip: Lukla,

End Trip: KTM,

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and All meals during trekking

Trip Grade: Moderate

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Our airport representative will receive will you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. He will be holding a small board displaying your name so that it will be easy recognizing you. He will directly take you to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathamndu.
Day 2: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (40 minutes flight and 3-4 hours trek)
Breakfast. Early morning flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. The flight will be stunning as you will witness the real mountainous and scenic beauty of Nepal at a closer airier view. We will then start our trekking from Lukla. Today we will walk around 3-4 hours to reach Phakding. While descending down the way we will see the sacred mountain, Mt. Khumbila, which has never been climbed. Overnight at hotel in Phakding.
Day 3: Phakding to Namchebazar (5-6 hours)
Breakfast. Namche Bazar is one of the biggest towns in Everest Region. It is located at 3440 meters (11286 ft). Most Sherpa who are in the tourism field are from this Namche area. Namche is the main trading centre for the Khumbu region with many Nepalese officials, a police check post and a bank. Today we have to walk through Benkar Valley and then we will cross Dudh Koshi before we reach Everest National Park. On the way we will see various pine gorest and several temperate type of vegetations. We have to ascend upeards from Everest National Park to reach Namche Bazar. Over night at Namche Bazar.
Day 4: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar
This day is specially designed so that our trekkers will get enough time to adjust with changes in environmental conditions such as change in temperature, humidity and altitude. Today we will visit around Namche Bazar.You can find several ATM, restaurants, coffee shops and several hotels there. We will hike upto Sagarmatha Natioal Park and we will enjoy the beautiful view of sunrise above the Everest Peak. We will visit Hillary School and several monasteries. Over night at Namche Bazar.
Day 5: Namche Bazar to Tengboche (5-6 hours, around 10 km)
Breakfast. Today our trail sometimes descends down and sometimes ascends upwards. We will descend down to the Dudh Koshi River enjoying the beautiful views of various mountains like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kongde. Then we have to ascent along the beautiful Rhododendron forest to reach Tengboche. There we will visit Tengboche Monastry, the biggest monastery of the Everest Region. Over night at Tengboche.
Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (5-6 hours around 9 km)
Breakfast. Dingboche is a Sherpa village in the Khumbu region. It is situated at an altitude of 4410 meters (14470 ft).The Dingboche village relies on tourism with lodges and tenting areas. Interestingly, Dingboche has the kilometers of stone walls, built using the stones of different sizes that cover the entire valley of Imja. Today we will trek through the forests of rhododendron, conifers and birch. On our way, we will be able to have a view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam and others peaks. Our trail goes through Imja Valley, Lobuche River and then to Dingboche. Overnight at Dingboche.
Day 7: Acclimatization at Dingboche
Usually several trekkers spend a couple of night in Dingboche for acclimatization purposes. Today we will hike Nagarjun Village or Chukung Valley from where we will be able to have a view of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache and Ama Dablam.
Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche (5-6 hours, 7 km)
Breakfast. Today we will pass through frozen rivers and will climb to Dugla and then climb to Chupki Lara continuing towards Khumbu Glacier Moraine. On the way we will see various flags with spiritual quotes written on them and also we will see various stones carved with the names of various famous climbers and other famous personality with honor and respect. Over night in Lobuche,
Day 9: Lobuche to Gorak Shep and visit to Everest Base Camp
Breakfast. Today we will reach Everest Base Camp following the trail that goes from Gorak Shep. At various points that path may be misleading, so our trekkers are suggested to follow the leader Sherpa diligently. The air may be thin due to high altitude. Before reaching Everest Base Camp, we have to pass through rocky dunes, moraines and streams. After reaching Everest Base Camp, you will see various tents and camps of trekkers who are going to ascend and descend the highest Peak, Mt. Everest. Moreover we can see the view of various other mountains from this base camp. Go back to Gorak Shep and overnight in Gorak Shep.
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar, and fly to Kathmandu
Early morning breakfast. Temperature will be cold and the chilly winds are usually common there. Today we will trek towards Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is a black rock located on the south part vof Mt. Pumori above Gorak Shep. It is located at an elevation of 5643m. The views of Everest, Nuptse and Changtse are spectacukar from Kala Patthar.  Take a flight to Lukla, stay sometime for fueling and get back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 11: Final Departure
Breakfast. Today is the last day of your stay in Nepal. Our airport representative will drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight to your destination.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and drop by car/van/hiace
  • Accommodation in 5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu on B/B ( as per itinerary)
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and transportation.
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • An experienced English-speaking and Government license holder Trekking guide including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging
  • Trekking porter including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging ( 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis)
  • All necessary paper works, trekking permits and TIMS card.
  • Fly back by Helicopter from EBC/Kala Pathar
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All trekking equipment for trekking staff
  • All government and local tax

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu (if needed)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • All Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, bottle, hot shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • All kind of drinks, hot water, alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in cost include.
  • Hiking Boots and Socks
  • Trekking Pants and trousers
  • Informal shirt and T-shirts
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Fleece jacket and pullover
  • Thermal gloves
  • Sun Hat/Warm Hat and Sunglasses
  • Headlamp and batteries
  • Sun protection
  • Water bottles to fill water 1 Ltr Recommend
  • Antibacterial hand wash and towel
  • Trekking poles ( not compulsory)
  • Sleeping bag– 20 degree, Down Jacket