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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek 11 Day - Short Everest Base Camp
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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek – 11 Day

Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Day

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is the shortest 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 Helicopter Trek 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. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek 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.


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

Please note that flights to Lukla are now operating from Ramechap. You should drive for about 4 hours to Ramechap early (around 2am) on this day to take flight to Lukla from Manthali (Ramechap) airport.

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 Lobuche.. fly on a helicopter to Kathmandu

Another difficult but rewarding day during our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek. 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 Lobuche 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.

Standard Package

Below date(s) are guaranteed to run. We can further customized date as per your requirement and Everest Base Camp helicopter return tour can run almost any day of the year. Please send us an enquiry for further information and if you have any query.

Trip Date
  • Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 23, 2019 ?

    USD 2670
  • Dec 23, 2019 - Jan 02, 2020 ?

    USD 2670
  • Dec 29, 2019 - Jan 08, 2020 ?

    USD 2670
  • Dec 30, 2019 - Jan 09, 2020 ?

    USD 2670
  • Jan 5, 2020 - Jan 15, 2020 ?

    USD 2670
  • Jan 19, 2020 - Jan 29, 2020 ?

    USD 2670
  • Feb 9, 2020 - Feb 19, 2020 ?

    USD 2670
  • Feb 23, 2020 - Mar 04, 2020

    USD 2670
  • Mar 1, 2020 - Mar 11, 2020

    USD 2670
  • Mar 8, 2020 - Mar 18, 2020

    USD 2670
  • Mar 15, 2020 - Mar 25, 2020

    USD 2670
  • Mar 23, 2020 - Apr 02, 2020

    USD 2670
  • Mar 25, 2020 - Apr 04, 2020

    USD 2670
  • Mar 29, 2020 - Apr 08, 2020

    USD 2670
  • Apr 12, 2020 - Apr 22, 2020

    USD 2670
  • May 6, 2020 - May 16, 2020

    USD 2670
  • May 10, 2020 - May 20, 2020

    USD 2670
  • May 17, 2020 - May 27, 2020

    USD 2670
  • Oct 12, 2020 - Oct 22, 2020

    USD 2670
  • Oct 18, 2020 - Oct 28, 2020

    USD 2670
  • Oct 25, 2020 - Nov 04, 2020

    USD 2670
  • Nov 1, 2020 - Nov 11, 2020

    USD 2670
  • Nov 8, 2020 - Nov 18, 2020

    USD 2670
  • Nov 15, 2020 - Nov 25, 2020

    USD 2670
  • Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run.
  • Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
  • Limited - Only few space available

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to be very fit to trek?
Although this Everest Base Camp Heli Down Trek is considered a strenuous trek, climbing the Everest Base Camp means you’re only going to just the base of the mountains, not at the peak itself. With that said, you are not required to be so overly fit or highly experienced in trekking. Even first time trekkers who are in good condition can successfully reach the Everest Base Camp. However, it helps if you condition yourself before going on the trek through exercise and training.
Expect to trek for around 4-6 hours daily, but you’ll get still have a lot of time to rest. Sometimes, we will have to slow down the pace of the trek and acclimatize in order to safely go on while the elevation increases.

How does the accommodation look like before and during the trek?
When you arrive in Kathmandu, you will find 5 star accommodations.
When your trek begins, accommodation will take the form of “teahouses.” Teahouses are located throughout the trekking routes, although they get scarcer as you go up. Accommodations can vary from single private rooms to dormitory-type rooms, equipped with firm and comfortable mattresses, but don’t expect them to be like the ones you sleep at home.
Shared toilets and baths as well as communal dining spaces are common arrangements in many of these teahouses. You will find that these teahouses are very basic, but they’re usually welcoming and comfortable enough to rest and sleep.

Will we have access to clean drinking water during the trek?
You will most likely need to drink at least 3-4 liters of water each trekking day, but we do not recommend buying bottled waters. Mosaic advocates and supports maintaining the cleanliness of the Himalayas and we suggest that guests bring their own water bottle and purification tablets to reduce/eliminate the need for plastic water bottles. Do not worry as there will be plenty of water sources all throughout the trek and you can drink water 30 minutes after using your water purification tablet.

Where can I store luggage that I will not be bringing during the trek?
You may leave your luggage in your hotel in Kathmandu or opt to store it in our office. Rest assured that your luggage will be kept secured while you’re away on a trek.

Are walking poles required during the trek?
Walking poles aren’t really necessary, but you may find them useful when trekking down or going through steep paths. Using walking poles also help remove strain from your quad muscles so your legs don’t tire easily. There are plenty of collapsible walking poles in Kathmandu that you may buy. These poles are more manageable and convenient since they collapse easily and you can just affix and unhook them from your backpack when required.

Are there trekking equipment stores in Kathmandu that I can purchase my gear from?
Yes, you may buy some of your trekking equipment in stores in Kathmandu before your trip starts. You will find that a lot of these stores carry trekking gear that are cheaper than you would normally find in your city or country, but you have to careful with quality though. However, we advise that you purchase certain trekking gears, such as your trekking or hiking shoes, before your tour so you have the chance to ‘’break in’’ the footwear and prevent the development of blisters during the days of your trek.

Are there charging outlets for cameras, batteries and gadgets during the trek?
Teahouses are powered by solar electricity and you can easily charge your gadgets there. However, we suggest you bring your own power adapters since plugs in teahouses may be different from what you have at home. If you happen to forget to bring an adapter, you may purchase one in Kathmandu. Also note that charging and use of electrical devices in teahouses are charged between $2-3 per hour.

Should I get a Nepalese Visa when I arrive at the airport or arrange it from my country?
Whether you want to get a Nepalese visa upon entry or arrange it from your home country is definitely up to you. While you need to obtain a visa before you visit certain countries (please see, you may also opt to get yours once you arrive in Nepal.
However, processing the visa at the airport may take some time and getting it before you arrive will save you time and effort. If you want to arrange for a Nepalese visa beforehand, please refer to the appropriate website.
Meanwhile, if you opt to get the visa upon entry to Nepal, an airline or airport personnel will provide you with a landing card which you will need to fill up. You also have to prepare your passport photo and fee to the immigration staff.
According to Nepal’s Department of Immigration, the fee will depend on your intended length of stay in Nepal:
For 15 days multiple entry visa, you pay $25 or other equivalent foreign currency;
For 30 days multiple entry visa, you pay $40 or other equivalent foreign currency;
For 90 days multiple entry visa, you pay $100 or other equivalent foreign currency.
To make it easier and quicker to have your visa processed, paying in US dollars is most preferable. Other currencies are also being accommodated, as you may exchange them at the airport, but US dollars will help simplify the process.

Will I be able to take shower?
Certainly. You may shower upon reaching the teahouse. As your elevation increases, you will find that hot showers become more limited and somewhat a luxury. Bathrooms are usually communal in these teahouses and each person will have to pay for hot water shower. As you go higher up, you will find that showers are less appealing because of the cold weather and you might just want to go down before you take another shower.

What should be my daily budget and what money should I bring?
How much you spend during your trek will depend largely on your spending habits and needs. Typically, guests bring money in US dollars and have them exchanged with the local currency: rupees. Most of the time, it’s helpful to have both some US dollars in hand. For approximation, guests typically spend $10 for their drinks, $20 for meals in Kathmandu and few more if you’d like to go to bars and buy drinks.

What should I bring during the trek?
Since we will provide porters to carry your heavier packs (usually up to 20kg), you will only need a decent-sized daypack that contains your personal things such as gloves, jacket, water bottle, camera and snacks.

What happens If I fall sick while trekking?
The course of action to take will depend on how sick you are and what type of sickness you have. Going down on a lower altitude is often the first step to take. You will do this with assistance of our porters and guide. However, if you fall seriously ill while up on the mountains, an emergency helicopter evacuation will be called in order to provide relief and proper medical assistance. Our guides are trained to handle circumstances like this. As a guest, it helps that your travel insurance also encompasses coverage for trekking and evacuation services.
Please note that altitude sickness should be taken seriously. It’s an illness that can affect all types and ages of trekkers and it usually occurs when you increase your elevation. Common symptoms include severe headaches, nausea and palpitations.
If you suffer from these, you need to go down to lower altitude as soon as you can. It’s also important to inform yourself with the symptoms of altitude sickness and never brush them away. Altitude sickness can cause death. Do inform your guide immediately if you feel any of the symptoms. We provide our guides with first aid equipment and medications for wounds, injuries, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea etc., to counter possible illnesses that may be experienced during the trek.

For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Cost Include/Exclude

What is included on this Everest Base Camp Trek package

– 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
– English speaking professional guide and porter (1 porter between 2 participants).
– Lukla flight ticket and airport transfers
– Required trek entry permits.
– Gorakshep– Kathmandu helicopter flight.
– Mosaic adventure duffel bag, jacket and sleeping bag to use during the trek (upon request)
– Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
– Trek completion certificate (upon request)
– All our government taxes and official expenses

What is not included on this Everest Base Camp Trek package

– Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
– Personal expenses (laundry, wifi, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, battery charging etc.)
– All kind of beverages (tea/coffee, coke, beer, bottled water, etc.)
– Travel Insurance (Recommended / not mandatory to go on this trek).
– Personal trekking equipment except stated above.
– Tipping (expected by guide and porters, but not mandatory)
– Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances that is beyond Mosaic Adventure control.

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