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EBC Trek with Helicopter Return

11 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 2023 and 2024

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November 24, 2024 - December 4, 2024 Guaranteed US$ 2,695
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  • Throughout the year.
  • 11 Days.
  • Moderate to Challenging.
  • 5545 meters / 18192 feet at Kalapatthar.
  • 12 People max
  • Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu.

Overview

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return (Fly Back by Helicopter from Gorakshep) is the shortest EBC trek that provides a complete experience and ensures a safe return. On the way back, you can experience and see the base and trail from a different angle than on the way there. Your aerial view on the return to Kathmandu offers a whole new experience that most trekkers do not get to experience themselves.

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

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The Everest Base Camp soars at 17,590 feet and offers some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery. Every angle and bend of the trail showcases the beauty of nature that many people may not get to see in their lifetime. From the stunning forests and glacial moraines to the unique Sherpa villages and gorgeous foothills, this adventure is a must for trekkers.

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

This is undoubtedly a dream destination for thrill-seekers and adventure lovers. However, not everyone may have the time to complete the entire trek. The Everest Base Camp Trek and Fly Back by Helicopter iis an 11-day tour that allows you to experience the whole trek to the Everest Base Camp and return by helicopter.

Historical and Spiritual Adventure

In addition to witnessing the stunning beauty of the Himalayas, you will also experience its rich history – from the treasures of Kathmandu to the villages, unique locations, and culture of the Sherpas. You can also walk through trails lined with mani stones engraved with Tibetan Buddhist prayers on the surface. This adventure also offers the opportunity to discover remote mountain monasteries unlike any you have seen before. You will also 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 flights:
All airlines have been instructed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal to divert Lukla flights to Manthali Airport, located 145 km from Kathmandu. This is due to the successful operation from Manthali Airport and to reduce traffic at Kathmandu Airport. Until further notice, travelers will have to leave early in the morning and drive for about 4 hours to catch the flight to Lukla from Ramechap. The helicopter will directly come to Kathmandu from Gorakshep upon return. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return : Daily Plan

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.

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.

Breakfast

Transfer to International airport as per your departure flight.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel.

Breakfast

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 2023 and 2024

TRIP DATES AVAILABILITY PRICE SPACE LEFT
March 10, 2024 - March 20, 2024 Guaranteed US$ 2,695
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March 24, 2024 - April 3, 2024 Guaranteed US$ 2,695
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April 7, 2024 - April 17, 2024 Guaranteed US$ 2,695
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April 21, 2024 - May 1, 2024 Guaranteed US$ 2,695
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May 12, 2024 - May 22, 2024 Guaranteed US$ 2,695
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September 29, 2024 - October 9, 2024 Guaranteed US$ 2,695
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October 13, 2024 - October 23, 2024 Guaranteed US$ 2,695
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October 27, 2024 - November 6, 2024 Guaranteed US$ 2,695
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November 10, 2024 - November 20, 2024 Guaranteed US$ 2,695
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November 24, 2024 - December 4, 2024 Guaranteed US$ 2,695
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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.

EBC Trek with Helicopter Return Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the duration of the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return is an 11-day tour, including 2 nights in Kathmandu and 8 nights staying in teahouses along the trail. If you wish to book your own accommodation in Kathmandu, please contact us to arrange a 9-day trip without the Kathmandu stay.

What is the difficulty level of this trek?

This trek is graded moderate to challenging, as participants need to trek for 4 to 8 hours every day over hilly terrain. To embark on this adventure, you should be reasonably fit.

How many hours of trekking are there each day?

Every day, you will walk for 4 to 8 hours. Some days are shorter while some are longer.

How many trekkers are in a group?

Usually, the group size is a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 12 people.

What is the accommodation like during the trek?

During your trek, you will stay in teahouses, which are basic lodges built along the trail to provide meals and shelter to passing trekkers. While in Kathmandu, you will stay in a 3-star hotel. Please keep your expectations low in terms of amenities.

Is it possible to customize the itinerary?

Yes, it is possible to customize the itinerary to suit your needs. Please contact us through email or WhatsApp to arrange an itinerary according to your preference.

What kind of food is available during the trek?

There are various types of food available on the menu, including Nepalese, Indian, Continental, Chinese, Italian, and more.

What kind of weather can be expected during the trek?

The weather depends on the season you choose for the trek. Spring and Autumn are the best times for great weather during this trek.

What kind of physical fitness is required for this trek?

To undertake this trek, you need to be in good shape. Anyone with reasonable fitness can complete the trek, but the fitter you are, the more you can enjoy it.

What is the cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

The cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is USD 2280 per person.

Map of EBC Trek with Helicopter Return

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  1. Thanks to the team!
    By Madhu Basava February 22, 2024
    I would like to recommend team Mosaic Adventure for the EBC trek in Nepal. My friends and I trekked to EBC in December 2023 along with our guide, Sonam. Sonam took good care of us, slow like tortoises, during the trek. He was always there when we needed him and became good friends. It was an all inclusive trip and Mosaic managed it well. Thanks to the team!
  2. Excellent Operator
    By Erick Rapley December 8, 2023
    Consider Mosaic Adventure whether it is your first time in Nepal or if you have already done a few treks and are seeking a reliable partner. Trust me, you won't be disappointed. Raj, the owner, has immense knowledge about the country and knows what he's doing. He is an excellent operator who prioritizes customer service above all else. My wife and I signed up for their EBC trek, which involved a helicopter ride from Gorakshep because I was short on time and did not want to make the long descent all the way from Gorakshep to Lukla. The prices they offered were reasonable and our guide Manoj, was excellent. The porter Dhana and the selection of teahouses, as well as the meal options, were all really great. I was impressed from the moment of arrival until departure. I can even say I was impressed even before coming to Nepal, due to their quick communications and helpfulness in answering numerous questions. Raj was also happy to arrange an online meeting to help us plan our trip, which was a really nice gesture. It is a great team and hopefully, we will do another trek with them.
  3. Professional service
    By Dimitris Kagialis November 30, 2023
    A few friends and I decided to do the EBC trek and Mosaic Adventure was recommended by friends who had done their trek with them a year ago. We had a dilemma in choosing between the standard trek and the one with a helicopter return. In the end, we chose the heli-return trek, even though it's a bit more expensive comparatively. However, we are happy that we chose this option over the other trek, as we could not imagine ourselves walking down the same trail, especially since most of us were already exhausted. The trek itself was really great, with amazing views. Luckily, the weather was pretty awesome when we did it in November. Our guide, Pralhad, was great, as were the other porters. We highly recommend the company for their smooth, professional service, yet with a personal touch.
  4. A Perfectly Organized Everest Base Camp Trek with Mosaic Adventure
    By C Brooke May 3, 2023
    I have just returned from an amazing 11-day adventure in Nepal with three of my friends. We booked Mosaic Adventure's "Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return" trip, and I must say it was a perfectly organized tour. The booking process was smooth, and the pre-trek information provided by the company was great. During the trek, our guide Rudra and porter Ram were amazing human beings who took care of us throughout the journey. I highly recommend Mosaic Adventure for anyone planning an Everest Base Camp trek, and probably great for other treks in Nepal as well, although I haven't used their service for other treks. Thanks to the entire team of Mosaic Adventure for making my dream come true.
  5. Brilliant trip to EBC with helicopter return.
    By James Whitlock December 6, 2019
    Brilliant trip! Thanks to Bhumi and Ramesh for being such great guides. Highly recommend!

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