Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return - 11 Days

Overview

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.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return : Daily Plan

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu

Our representative will pick you up in Kathmandu International Airport as per your flight time and then transfer you to your hotel. You will be briefed regarding your tour and be introduced with your guide.

Accommodation:  3 star hotel.

Day 2
Fly to Lukla in the morning, and start your trek. Trek to Phakding.

Our guide will pick you up at your hotel. Drive to airport and board a flight to Lukla which takes approximately 30 minutes. You start your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek in Lukla. First day trek for 3.5 hours to reach Phakding.

Accommodation: Teahouse (basic lodge)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3
Trek to Namche Bazaar

From Phakding, we trek for about 6 hours through pine and oak forests, crossing suspension bridges to reach popular town Namche Bazaar – known as the gateway to the Everest base camp.

Accommodation: Teahouse (basic lodge)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4
Acclimatization day

On this day, we explore around Namche Bazaar. We hike to Syangboche, also known as Everest View, and visit nearby villages. No fixed agenda for this day.

Accommodation: Teahouse (basic lodge)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5
Trek to Tyangboche

After leaving Namche Bazaar,we trek for 5-6 hours along the gushing glacial waters of the DudhKosi while enjoying the magnificent views of the mountains that become more dramatic as you approach the holy place of Tengboche (3860 meters). Then, we reach a traditional site with its wonderful gompa (monastery), a spiritual center of the Khumbu region where the rimpoche (Lama Re-incarnate) exists. Tyangboche is the best place to enjoy a panoramic view of Kwangde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtega, AmaDablam and Everest.

Accommodation: Teahouse (basic lodge)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6
Trek to Dingboche

From Tyangboche, we trek to Debuche, crossing another exciting suspension bridge in the Imja Khola. On the way is Pangboche, a village where a monastery is located famed for its ‘Yeti Scalp’ hand. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the picturesque traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche, just under Ama Dablam where we can enjoy the lovely views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.

Accommodation: Teahouse (basic lodge)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7
Hike to Nagartsang and back to Dingboche (Acclimatization day)

Hours of Walking: 4.
Difficulty: moderate to difficult.
Elevation reached: 5080m/16667ft.
Terrain: Rocky and steep inclines.
Views on offer: Remarkable view of Makalu and Lhotse.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 8
Trek to Lobuche

We trek for about 5 hours to reach Lobuche, passing frozen rivers where stone houses sit in an icy wilderness of stunning beauty. We can view the Khumbu Icefall, Pumori and many smaller peaks from ridge tops on the track.

Accommodation: Teahouse (basic lodge)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9
Trek to Everest base Camp and back to Gorakhsep

A reasonably difficult day trekking along the Khumbu glacier and upto Everest Base Camp at an elevation of 5364 meters. Everest Base camp is the closest place to reach Mount Everest without mountaineering equipment.

Accommodation: Teahouse (basic lodge)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 10
Early morning sunrise tour to Kala Patthar, return to Gorakshep, fly on a helicopter to Kathmandu

Another difficult but rewarding day during our Everest Base Camp Trek and fly back by Helicopter. We wake up early and start our hike to Kala Patthar at the elevation of 5545 meters. The climb is challenging but we get the most superb mountain scenery: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848meters (29028 feet), towers directly ahead and on all sides emerge the other giants: Nuptse, Pumori, Cholatse, Lhotse and countless others. Then we make a quick plunge to Gorakshep to ride a helicopter back to Kathmandu.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Day 11
Free time until departure, transfer to airport

Transfer to International airport as per your departure flight.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel.

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Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Package Inclusion/Exclusion

What is included

  • Arrival/departure airport transfers
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • An English speaking guide and porter
  • Lukla flight ticket and airport transfers
  • Required trek entry permits for Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return.
  • Gorakshep – Kathmandu helicopter return ride via Lukla.
  • Mosaic adventure duffel bag, jacket and sleeping bag to use during the trek (upon request)
  • All applicable taxes.

What is not included

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, battery charging etc.,
  • All kind of beverages (tea/coffee, coke, beer, bottled water, etc.)
  • Travel Insurance (Recommended / not mandatory).
  • Personal trekking equipment except stated above.
  • Tipping to guide/porter.
  • Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances that is beyond Mosaic Adventure control.
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  1. EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK SEPTEMBER 2019
    James WhitlockDecember 6, 2019

    Brilliant trip! Thanks to Bhumi and Ramesh for being such great guides. Highly recommend!

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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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