Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

11 Days


Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return (Fly Back by Helicopter) is the shortest EBC trek that provides the overall experience and an assured safe return. You can experience and see the base and trail in a different angle going back as you did going towards. Your aerial view on your way back to Kathmandu provides a whole new experience that most trekkers do not get to experience themselves.

The peak of Mount Everest is dauntingly high that even trekking its base camp proves to be challenging, but absolutely worth it. More than a mere mountain, trekking its base is a journey of a lifetime. Those who have experienced it say that every step leads you closer to heaven.

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The Everest base camp soars at 17,590 feet and boasts some of the world’s most breath taking sceneries. Every angle and bend of the trail shows the beauty of nature that not all people get to see in their entire lifetime. From the beautiful forests, glacial moraines, unique Sherpa villages, and gorgeous foothills, this adventure is a must for trekkers.

Some trekkers do not have the time or the physical capacity to trek to and from the Everest Base Camp. Since it is a challenging trek, some people prefer to take a helicopter back. Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return provides this option to trekkers who prefer to plan their trip this way.

This is definitely a dream destination for thrill seekers and adventure lovers. However, not everyone has the time to finish the entire trek. Everest Base Camp Trek and Fly Back by Helicopter is a 11-Day tour that allows you to experience the whole trek going to the Everest Base Camp, but return on helicopter.

Historical and Spiritual Adventure

You will also witness the rich history of the Himalayas – from the treasures of Kathmandu to the villages, unique location, and culture of the Sherpas. You can also walk through the trails lined with mani stones with Tibetan Buddhist payers engraved on the surface. This adventure also allows you to discover remote mountain monasteries like you have never seen before. You also get to learn about the Sherpas’ spiritual perspective on their home – the splendid mountains of the Himalayas.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return brief itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1345m/4412ft), meet at the airport; transfer to hotel and pre-trek meeting.
Day 2: Short flight to Lukla (2840m/9320ft)–Trek to Phakding (2610m/8560ft)–approximately 3.5 hours
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11290ft) – Approximately 6 hrs
Day 4: Acclimatization day trip around Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) – Approximately five hours
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4360m/14300ft) – Approx. 5 hrs
Day 7: Acclimatization day trip around Dingboche.
Day 8: Lobuche (4940m/16207ft) – Approx. 5 hrs.
Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300m/17400ft) – back to Gorak Shep (5170m/16961ft).
Day 10: Sunrise tour to Kalapatthar, return back to Gorakshep, ride a helicopter back to Kathmandu.
Day 11: Free time till departure, transfer to airport.


Important information about re-routing of Lukla flight
Civil Aviation authority of Nepal issued a notice instructing all airlines to divert Lukla flights to Manthali airport which is situated in Ramechap. Manthali Airport is situated in Ramechap District, about 145kms/4hrs drive from Kathmandu. The airport started operation since 2019 spring season when our airport was closed temporarily. Because of the successful operation from Manthali airport and to reduced traffic of Kathmandu airport, Civil Aviation authority has diverted all Lukla flights to Manthali airport. Until further notice, there will be 4 hours drive each way while traveling to/from Lukla; this means you will drive (starting at 230am-300am) about 4 hours to catch flight to Lukla and 4 hours on return to Kathmandu after flight from Lukla. This may change in future as per airport conditions. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

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Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return
From $2,670
/ Adult

Trip Facts

  • Throughout the year.
  • 11 Days.
  • Moderate to Challenging.
  • 5545 meters / 18192 feet at Kalapatthar.
  • 12 People max
  • Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu.

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