Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Heli - 10 Days

Trip Overview
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous or Grade C (***)
  • DestinationEverest Region, Nepal
  • Meals & AccommodationLunch, Breakfast, Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip TypeTrekking & Helicopter Return
  • Major AttractionLukla, Namche, Everest Base Camp, Kalapather
  • Maximum Altitude5545 Meters
  • Best TimeMarch- April-May, September-October-November

Highlights

  • Fabulous mountain views, including the world's highest peak.

  • Sherpa culture and traditional museum.

  • Local culture with the monument and friendly settlement in high elevation.

  • Incredible Himalayas views when you flew from Gorak Shap.

Everest Base Camp Trek Return By Helicopter is a unique tour option quite popular among tourists. It is a blend of two beautiful modes of touring the home of the world's tallest peak, a Trek and a Helicopter Tour. This unique voyage is a must for travelers for many reasons. That is why Mountain Rock Treks is delighted to share this way of Everest Base Camp Trek with you.

On Everest Base Camp Trek Return By Helicopter, you'll travel in two ways. First, you'll walk on the famous trail of Everest Base Camp. Then, later, reaching the base camp and witnessing the popular site, you'll return by helicopter to Lukla, enjoying the mouth-opening vision of the Khumbu Region and escaping all the hikes. We've been saying it is a complete way to explore Everest Base Camp and Everest Region.

It is a hand-knitted package for trekkers who want a complete Everest adventure. The doers of this itinerary will encounter what the region is all about via trekking and Helicopter touring. Travelers will explore the beauty both from the land and the air. 

Likewise, this plan saves at least 3 to 4 days and a lot of sweat which would instead require completing the whole trek on foot. For this reason, the program can be a good option for travelers with time constraints.

So Everest Base Camp Trek and Return By Helicopter Tour commences from Kathmandu. You will join a morning scenic flight to Lukla to join the trekking trail of Everest Base Camp. Walking on the picturesque route, you will pass Phakding and Monjo to reach Namche Bazaar. You will spend a full rest day in Namche Bazaar's pleasing vicinity. 

After the acclimatization, you will continue the trek via Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche to arrive in Gorakshep. Around here, you'll pass through the awe-inspiring villages of Sherpaa. And finally, the continuous trek of more than a week will lead you to the legendary landmark, Everest Base Camp(5,364m). Then the next day, you will trek towards Kala Patthar(5,545m), a must-visit site for Everest mountain vistas. 

Following the visit to Kala Patthar, you will join a helicopter to return to Lukla. You will fly straight to Lukla from Kala Patthar in one hour, dodging the trek of 3-4 days. While returning, the clear and vast views of the entire Khumbu Region will leave your mouth open. And from Lukla, you'll make a return flight to Kathmandu to conclude the tour.

In conclusion, Everest Base Camp Trek Return By Helicopter is a worthwhile experience. This expedition will give you all that the Everest Region has: the mountains, the Sherpas, the hanging bridges, the lush greenery, the iconic villages, the broad valleys, the ancient Buddhist shrines, the drove of mules, and more. Choosing this itinerary will allow you to experience all of that by saving several days and a lot of labor.      

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek Route

Our most popular, Everest Base Camp Heli Trek, is a nine-day program. The beautiful journey begins with a quick flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860 m/9383 ft). Then, it takes around half an hour to land at Lukla's Tenzing Norgay Airport at 9,334 ft (2,845 m), one of the most scenic airports in the world. 

We will do all the necessary paperwork and breakfast in Lukla after the arrival. Now, we will descend from Lukla to walk into a green trail leading to the Dudh Koshi River riverbed at a distance of 33.7 km/ 33700 m of the eastern part. And continuing along the river, we will reach Phakding 2,610 mm/ 8562 ft, where we will spend the first night of Everest Base Camp Heli Trek. Trekkers should be a little careful from now on and watch out for the symptoms of acute mountain sickness. 

The next day, the route heads towards Namche Bazaar, a Himalayan town at 3,440 m/11286 ft. While going to Namche, we'll cross Dudh Koshi River several times via swinging bridges, enter Sagarmatha National Park, and cross some Sherpa settlements that range in elevation from 2,845 to 8,848 m (9,334 to 29,029 ft). And finally, arriving in Namche, we'll enjoy the vibrant life around the town. 

Next, we'll spend an acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. That means we'll be around Namche Bazaar for another night. After a must-acclimatization day in Namche, we'll leave Namche's happening ambiance. We will take an ascending trail to do that.

Out of Namche, we'll pass via a straight but rough trail to Tengboche 3,860 m/12664 ft, a beautiful hamlet with Tengboche Monastery 3,867 meters (12,687 ft). We'll settle in Tengboche's serene surroundings. We'll leave for Dingoche 4,410 meters (14,470 ft). 

Via a more rugged and higher trail the next day. We'll enjoy the walk full of beautiful mountains like Ama Dablam 6,812 meters (22,349 ft), Lhotse 8,516 meters (27,940 ft), Pumori 7,161 m (23,494 ft), Everest, and other peaks. And we'll end up in Dingboche. 

We'll have another acclimatization day in Dingboche at 4,410 meters (14,470 ft) to prepare for the higher parts of the trek. This day will happen around Dingboche, performing glorious mountain panoramas. And we'll spend another night in Dingboche. After that, we'll take a road towards Lobuche, where we'll cross several terminal moraines of Khumbu Glacier of 4,900 m (16,100 ft) at its terminus to 7,600 m (24,900 ft). After that, the path forward is rougher. On this day, we'll trek up to Lobuche, a breathtaking stop on the trail to Everest Base Camp. 

From Lobuche, we'll hike on the road to Gorakshep, 5,164 meters (16,942 ft), the last human settlement before Everest Base Camp. We'll reach Gorakshep by enjoying the displays of mountains and grinding on a rough path. Then, we'll trek to Everest Base Camp to appreciate the milestone on the same day. After that, we'll return to Gorak Shep for the night. 

Early in the following day, we'll hike towards Kala Patthar, 5,644 m/18517 ft, the vintage viewpoint of the region. We'll enjoy the mountains and scenery of the place. After enough of the views, we'll join a helicopter to fly back to Lukla. It will take roughly one hour to reach Lukla. And on the Next day, we'll fly back to Kathmandu. The given process is how We will do the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek Route.  

A place to visit in Everest base camp trek return by Helicopter

Lukla airport:  Popular as most people start trekking to Everest Region from here, Gateway to Everest. Most dangerous airports in the world. Get a flight from Kathmandu. 

Namche Bazaar: Unofficial capital of the Khumbu region of Nepal. Famous as a tourist hub for trekkers and travelers. Get the first view of Mount Everest. Stay place for acclimatization before heading towards Everest Base CampShops promote local products like traditional handicrafts, including woolen, wooden and metallic products. 

Everest Viewpoint:  Few hundred feet above the Bazaar, you can get the first glance of Mount Everest in the EBC trek and the stunning view of the Khumbu valley. A place blessed with the best idea. 

 Everest View Hotel: Offers mesmerizing views of peaks. From every room, guests can submerge in the hypnotizing scene of Mt. Everest. They are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records (2004) as the Highest Placed Hotel globally at 13000ft. An ideal spot from which we can appreciate the lovely scene loaded up with evergreen fir trees, bushes, and rhododendron timberlands.

Khumjung: One of the oldest villages in the Khumbu region, untouched by the modern world. It lies at an altitude of 3790m above sea level. Khumjung comprises mainly the Sherpa and Gurung ethnicity. Main attractions: Sacred Cave of Padmasambhava, Khumjung School, and Khumjung Monastery.

Tangboche Monastery: One of Nepal's most famous Tibetan- Buddhist monasteries. The most significant monasteries in the Everest region are at 3867m above sea level. Midway to the route to Everest. Ancient mani stones surround it, and a prayers flag. It attracts a large number of tourists every year. 

Khumbu Glacier: One of the largest glaciers in the Khumbu region, located between Mount Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. World's most enormous glacier with an elevation of 4900m. It flows between the two mountains. It has an enormous icefall, the Khumbu Icefall. It started to melt but not as fast as other glaciers because of its high altitude.

Kalapathar viewpoint: Known as a viewpoint to Everest within an elevation of 5644.5m. Extremely popular, especially during the high season. Get a glimpse of Mt.Everest, Nuptse, Changtse, and Lhotse. Can reach Kalapathar within  2-3 hours from Base Camp. 

Helicopter View: You can watch the highest peaks and valleys near them from the top through Helicopter. You can get a close view of Mt. Everest and other pinnacles.

Everest Base Camp Heli Return Trek Packages 2023,2024

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is one of the most demanded treks in the Everest Region. Consequently, Trekkers take no time to decide on this itinerary for its particular highlights. Typically, Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is a nine days long trek. But we've been offering varied Everest Base Camp Heli Trek Packages. 

Mountain Rock Treks is one of the best Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Helicopter organized company. For our clients, we customize EBC Heli Trek as per their preferences. Our best Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter return packages 2023-2024 are 7 Days Everest Base Camp Heli Trek, 5 Days Everest Short Trek, and 12 Days Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek. 

We can tailor Everest Base Camp Heli Trek Packages from 5 to 12 days. We can manage that if you want to take the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. All of our packages are made by our expert team. Please tell us your preferences, and we'll put the best deal on the table.   

Everest Base Camp Trek Back by Heli Food and Accommodation.

  1. What kind of food do you want on the Everest base camp helicopter return trek?

You can have food items across several cuisines on the trail, like Indian, Chinese, Continental, and Local. 

Dal Bhat, a local Nepali dish, is the most popular food on the trek. Alongside, you can get meals such as pizza, spaghetti, noodles, momos, sandwiches, bakery items, eggs, porridges, etc. Beverage options like coffee and tea are also available throughout the trek. In addition, many teahouses, cafes, and restaurants are on the trail. From lavish to low-budget, we'll take you to places for meals as per your selection. 

Likewise, accommodation is not a problem on EBC Helicopter Trek. There are plenty of luxurious economic teahouses, hotels, and lodges along the trail. You will Provide the best upgrade accommodation facilities in great places and vice versa. Once again, it is your pick what kind of service you want. We'll find great places to sleep if you are a lavish lover. And if you are a budget-friendly traveler, we can get such accommodation too. We have plenty of options out there on the trail.    

EBC Heli Treks - Our Most Popular Packages 2023-2024

We have been running helicopter treks and tours in the Everest Region for some time. And we've guided many Everest admirers through our varied packages. 

Here are our most popular Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter Return Packages for 2023, 2024:

  • 7 Days Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek Return By Helicopter,
  • 8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter Return,
  • 9 Days Everest Base Camp Heli Trek,
  • 10 Days EBC Heli Trek,
  • 13 Days Premium EBC Heli Trek. 

You can choose the itinerary that best suits your time and choices. Then, you can call us for detailed information about the above packages. Then, we'll talk you through it thoroughly.  

Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Back Cost

The Everest Base Camp Trek Back by Helicopter 10 Days costs US$ 2850 per person. However, you can get good discounts on a group trek. 

A maximum of 5 people can join EBC Heli Trek. For anyone in a group of 2 to 5 people, the Everest Base Camp Trek Back by Helicopter costs US$ 2850. You will get a discount of US $ 250 if you are a group of 5 pax.

Nevertheless, the cost can differ due to several factors such as accommodation and food services, traveling season, mode of transportation, number of crew members, and extra services. These various determinants can make Everest Base Camp Trek Back by Helicopter Costs go up and down.      

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NOTE:- WE ALSO HAVE FESTIVAL OFFER  FOR EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK RETURN BY HELICOPTER TOUR FOR NEPALESE AND INDIAN PASSPORT OR CITIZEN HOLDERS. JUST YOU CAN CONTACT US.

Everest Base Camp Trek return by Helicopter Difficulty. 

Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek. It is not one of the most strenuous treks in Nepal and not the easiest one. This trek has a high altitude, steep uphills, rough terrains, daily trekking of 5-6 hours, and extreme weather. Trekkers on Everest Base Camp Trek have to face all these difficulties. If you are an experienced and skilled trekker, you'll have minor challenges on the trek. But if you are not, you will have a challenging hike. That is why we advise beginners to prepare and train before the tour. 

Or, beginners can reach Everest Base Camp with our famous Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The Helicopter will take you straight to the base camp and back to Kathmandu. No need for trekking at all.  

Mt Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Back from Gorakshep

You will join a helicopter Flight from Kalapatthar for nine days at Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Helicopter tour. However, you might want to fly back from Gorakshep, the nearest teahouse site from Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. In that case, Mt Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Back from Gorakshep are available.

 If you wish, you can join a helicopter from other sites like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. Or if you want to add a helicopter tour in other treks of the region, like the Gokyo Valley Trek and Everest Three High Passes Trek, that is also possible.  

Best Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Helicopter Companies

We proudly can say we are one of the best Everest Base Camp Trek and Return By helicopter companies. You can remember us if you ever want to do a helicopter trek or helicopter tour in the Everest Region. There are some excellent reasons you can count on us for the helicopter trek. 

Mountain Rock Treks is a team of skilled and enthusiastic people who've been working in the tourism field since 2011. It has affiliations with TAAN, the Nepal Tourism Board, the Government of Nepal, the Himalayan Rescue Association, and several other agencies. The employees experienced team and equipment for the treks and tours around Nepal.

Similarly, the authorized company believes in eco-travel, tourism for all, and responsible travel. Therefore, you will get the best price and good discounts from our team without compromising the travel experience.

Mountain Rock Treks is one of the best Everest Base Camp Trek and Return By Helicopter Companies. Our team organizes tours in a managed and responsible way. So you'll not regret choosing us. You can remember us in the Everest Region and other regions of Nepal.         

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Helicopter

Best Timing is a significant thing to consider before any tour and trek in Nepal. It gives you good knowledge about the different seasons of the year. And you can choose the right one for your time. Luckily, you have us to tell you that. 

Regarding the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Helicopter, you have two seasons, Autumn and Spring.

March, April, and May is the Spring Season in Nepal. The three months are the high times for traveling in Nepal, including EBC Heli Trek. It is mainly due to the stable weather, warm temperature, and clear mountain vistas of the season. Therefore, doing a helicopter trek will be happening in Spring. During this time, you'll see colorful forests full of wildflowers.

Likewise, October to November is Autumn in Nepal. The three months of Autumn are another excellent time for the EBC trek or other treks in the Himalayas. Thanks to the clear skies, pleasant temperature, and stable weather of the season. Opting for Everest Base Camp Trek and Returning by Helicopter during Autumn is good.

However, December to February(Winter) and June to August (Monsoon) are low times for traveling in the mountains of Nepal. In both seasons, the weather is quite unstable and unpredictable. There are high chances of snowfall and rainfall during these two seasons. 

Although the helicopter trek is doable throughout the year, it is better to go with stable weather. In that case, Autumn and Spring are the best times for any walk or tour you do in Nepal.              

Everest Base Camp Trek Chopper Flights Distance

Everest Base Camp Trek is around 130km long in both ways. The Everest Base Camp Trek Chopper Flights distance is approximately 65km(40 miles). That means you will trek about 65km to reach Everest Base Camp. 

And after that, you will fly in a helicopter. The Helicopter will cover around 65 km from Kala Patthar to Lukla in just one hour. It will fly over the stops of Everest Base Camp Trek, such as Lobuche, Dingboche, Tengboche, Namche, and Phakding.    

TRIP NOTE:- THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED AS A LUXURY BASE HOTEL. 4-STAR HOTEL IN KATHMANDU FOR ONE NIGHT, BEST YETI MOUNTAIN HOME ON A TREK FOR 3 NIGHTS, REST OF THE TREK BEST ACCOMMODATION WITH ATTACHED BATHROOM OR BEST AVAILABLE IN TOWN. IF YOU WANT THE SAME ITINERARY AND STANDARD ACCOMMODATION, FEEL FREE TO MAIL US AT INFO@MOUNTAINROCKTREKS.COM OR WHATSAPP

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Itinerary

We will depart from the hotel for our Everest Base Camp Trek to the domestic airport terminal early in the morning. The early sunlight over the snow-covered mountains is spectacularly visible from the plane as it takes off toward Lukla. We arrive at Lukla's Tenzing-Hillary Airport, the entrance to the Himalayas, after 30 minutes of flight time. As this is the first day of the tour, the journey starts from the airport shortly after meeting our staff. Phakding is only a short walk away. The journey begins early in the morning and includes views of Mount Thamserku, the Dudh  Koshi River, and lovely pine trees. After crossing a few communities, we will arrive at the checkpoint, which serves as the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We continue walking past the meeting of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers before climbing steeply to Namche Bazaar.

It will be our acclimatization day. Here, there are a few trekking options:

  1. Trek to Khumjung to explore the nearby hospital, school, and gompa; hike to the village of Thame;
  2. Trek to Shangboche  (3720 meters), where you can visit the Everest View Hotel and view Mount Everest while sipping tea or coffee. After all, do the overnight climb back to Namche market.

The next day, we will head toward Khangjuma. We'll eat lunch while listening to the Imja Khola and Bhote  Koshi rivers. Tengboche is another 1-2 hour climb away. Then our walk from Tengboche to  Dingboche begins the next day with a visit to the region's largest Buddhist monastery. The route then continues through alpine forests to Upper Pangboche, a big town, and then past the settlements of Shomare, Orsho, and TsuroWog. Dingboche is eventually reached by continuing on the trail through ImjaKhola. On a trip, it is a day of rest. A great area to explore is Dingboche. You can travel to Chukuing or Nagarjuna Hill to see the vista. The next day we will trek towards Lobuche.

Further, it is the most important day of the Everest base camp trek. You may enjoy a  360-degree panorama of mountains covered in snow. The tour begins very early on the following day, towards the end of this journey, so that hikers can catch a sight of Mount Everest as dusk transforms into a brilliant morning with the light of the day. Regarding the perspective of Peaks  Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse. This is also where our journey comes to an end. You are in for a beautiful hour-long journey with multiple breathtaking vistas of the mighty Himalayan range. On the same day, fly to both Lukla and KTM. In the Khumbu area, it is the last day. Our crew will arrive at a hotel in Kathmandu once we take an early-morning flight there.

Everest Base Camp Heli Return Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2,610m) | 1-hour flight & 3-4hrs trek 

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3,443m) | 5-4hrs

Day 03: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Trek from Namche to Tengboche(3,875m)| 5-6hrs

Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche(4,410m)| 5-6hrs

Day 06: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche(4,410m)

Day 07: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche(4,910m)| 5-6hrs

Day 08: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and hike to Everest Base Camp, and return to Gorak Shep| 7-8hrs 

Day 09: Morning Hike from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar(5,555m) and Fly to Lukla Via Helicopter and Kathmandu.

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Early morning the drive from the hotel to the domestic airport terminal. The flight to Lukla gives outstanding views of the early sunrise on the snowcapped mountains. On landing Tenzing-Hillary Airport after 30 minutes at Lukla, we reach the gateway to the Himalayas. The trek begins from the airport itself soon after meeting our crew there from where Phakdhing is a short walk as this is the first day of the tour.

  • Yeti Mountain Home
  • Breakfast, Lunch Dinner
  • 3-4 Hours
  • 2610 Meters

Starting early in the morning, the route passes through beautiful pine forests, Dudh Koshi River, and views of Mount Thamserku. After passing a few settlements, we will be at the check-post, the entrance ofSagarmatha National Park. We further walk through the confluence of Dudh Koshi River and Bhote Koshi River and take a steep ascent toNamche Bazaar, where the first sight of marvelous Mount Everest and the ridges of Mount Lhotse and Mount Nuptse welcomes us.

  • Yeti Mountain Home
  • Breakfast, Lunch Dinner
  • 5-6 Hours
  • 3443 Meters

Today is an acclimatization day. There are some hiking options here: 

1. Trek to Khumjung, where you can visit the local school, gompa, and hospital 

2. Trek to Thame village 

3. Trek at Shyanboche (3720 meters), above which you can visit the Everest View Hotel, a Place to see Everest with tea or coffee. 

After all, hike back to Namche bazaar overnight.

  • Yeti Mountain Home
  • Breakfast, Lunch Dinner
  • Free day or hike for 4 Hours
  • 3443 Meters

Massive views of amadamblam, Everest, and Lotse bring you ahead to khangjuma. Hike down to the riverside into a green pine forest. We will have lunch with the sound of Imja Khola and Bhote Koshi river. Another 2-3 hrs hike to Tengboche.

  • Rivendell Lodge or similar
  • Breakfast, Lunch Dinner
  • 5-6 Hours
  • 3875 Meters

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche starts the other day by visiting the biggest Buddist Monastry in the region. Then, the journey continues through alpine forests to a large village of Upper Pangboche and further through villages of Shomare, Orsho, and TsuroWog. Finally, one can view beautiful views of the soaring mountains of Taboche, Mount Thamserku, Mount AmaDablam, Mount Nuptse, Mount Cholatse, and Mount Lhotse, along with others, while passing through the KhumbilaKhola valley to the ridge top. Eventually, Dingboche is reached by moving further through the trail through ImjaKhola.

  • Mountain Heritage Inn or similar
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 6-7 Hours
  • 4410 Meters

Today is a rest day on a trek. Dingboche is an excellent place to explore. Either you can go to Chukuing or Nagarjuna hill to see the viewpoint.

  • Mountain Heritage Inn or similar
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Free day
  • 4410 Meters

After walking up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier during the trek, the ascent to ChupkiLhara begins where one can find the slopes with boulders. One comes across the collection of stones with prayer flags used as memories of American mountaineer Scott Fischer and BabuChhiri Sherpa, the ten-time Everest Summiteer Nepalese citizen. Beautiful views of Khumbutse, Mount Lingtse, Mount Pumori, and Mount Mahalangur can be viewed as the trail crosses the Khumbu glacier, where We can experience minor symptoms of altitude sickness.

  • Oxygen Altitude Home or Similar
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5-6 Hours
  • 4910 Meters

This is the most important day of the Everest Base Camp trek route. You can experience the 360-degree panoramic view of snowcapped mountains. Unfortunately, Mount Everest is not seen from here. However, Mount Nuptse, Mount Nuptse, and Mount Pumori can be viewed very well. 

  • Himalayan hotel or Similar
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 7-8 Hours
  • 5364 Meters

On the climax of this trip, the trek starts much early in the morning so that trekkers can witness a glimpse of Mount Everest when the dusk turns into a bright morning with the light of the day. On the way Peak s Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse are viewed.
This is your great opportunity to get a 360-degree view of some of the highest peaks in the world, including Mt. Pumori (7169 meters), Mt. Everest (8848 meters) and Lhotse (8516 meters), the Tibetan peak Changtse, Mt. Nuptse (7861 meters) and countless other smaller peaks. 
This also marks the ending point of our journey. A fantastic hour flight awaits you, with several stunning views of the majestic Himalayan range. Fly to Lukla and Kathmandu on the same day.

  • Ramada Encore by Wyndham Kathmandu
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • 4 Hours
  • 5555 Meters to 2850 Meters

We are pleased to offer the flexibility of tailoring your journey to your desired duration and places, whether extended or shortened, as our proficient team of locals-cum-guides, porters, and accompanying staff have an in-depth understanding of every location traveled.

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Trip Map

Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Heli - 10 Days map

Cost Details

Includes

  • Upon arrival and departure, the airport picks up and drops in Kathmandu (international and domestic).
  • Pre-trek briefing.
  • Provide a sleeping bag and down jacket (Refundable)
  • Everest area trekking map.
  • One professional, licensed, and English-speaking mountain guide.
  • One Potter between two Trekkers. (20-25 KG from two trekkers)
  • Well-experienced English-speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 7+ persons.
  • Three nights' accommodation at Yeti Mountain home. (ONE NIGHTS IN PHAKDING AND TWO NIGHTS IN NAMCHE)
  • Five nights' best accommodation on a trek.
  • One night accommodation in Kathmandu. (either at the beginning of a trip or the end - Hotel Ramada Encore or similar)
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu - Lukla inclusive with all taxes and transfers. { (Flight diverts to Mathali) flight is included from Manthali to Lukla and transport from Ktm to Manthali by sharing van at 2 am & return van from Manthali }
  • The helicopter flight out from Gorakhshep / Kala Patthar to Kathmandu.
  • Food during the trek (entire board with breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a cup of tea/coffee).
  • All necessary trekking permits: Sagarmatha National Park and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
  • All applicable taxes are as per the government rules and regulations.
  • All organizing costs.

Excludes

  • Nepal Visa cost.
  • Foods in Kathmandu.
  • Your international flight fare.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed while trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.

Dates & Price

TRIP NOTE:- THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED AS A LUXURY BASE HOTEL. 4-STAR HOTEL IN KATHMANDU FOR ONE NIGHT, BEST YETI MOUNTAIN HOME ON A TREK FOR 3 NIGHTS, REST OF THE TREK BEST ACCOMMODATION WITH ATTACHED BATHROOM OR BEST AVAILABLE IN TOWN. IF YOU WANT THE SAME ITINERARY AND STANDARD ACCOMMODATION FEEL FREE TO MAIL US AT INFO@MOUNTAINROCKTREKS.COM OR WHATSAPP

If your flight to Lukla is canceled, you have several options for proceeding with your trekking plans. One option is to choose a different trekking route or destination that is more feasible, given the circumstances. 

This could involve choosing a shorter or longer trek or one less dependent on flights or other transportation. Likewise, another option is to reschedule your flight to Lukla for a later date. This may require coordinating with your travel provider or booking a new flight. It's essential to remember that the mountains' weather can be unpredictable, and flight cancellations are expected in Lukla.

If your flight to Lukla is canceled due to poor weather or other unforeseen circumstances, it is possible to consider other trekking options in Nepal. The Annapurna region and the Langtang region are popular alternatives offering a range of trekking routes to suit different preferences and abilities. The Annapurna region is in central Nepal and is known for its stunning mountain views and diverse landscape. Trekking routes in the Annapurna region include the Annapurna Circuit, the Annapurna Base Camp trek, and the Mardi Himal trek, among others. These treks offer the opportunity to explore the region's rich culture and natural beauty, and they can be tailored to suit different fitness levels and time constraints. Likewise, The Langtang region is located in the central Himalayas, north of Kathmandu. It is known for its attractive landscapes, including forests, glaciers, and high-altitude lakes. Popular trekking routes in the Langtang region include the Langtang Lirung Trek, the Langtang Valley Trek, and the Tamang Heritage Trail. These treks offer a range of challenges and rewards and are a great way to experience the region's natural beauty and cultural diversity. If you cannot travel to the Solu-Khumbu region due to a canceled flight, it may be possible to explore these or other trekking destinations in Nepal as an alternative. It is essential to research and plan your trek carefully and to be prepared for the challenges and potential risks of high-altitude trekking. Ultimately, the best action will depend on your specific circumstances, budget, and preferences. It's always an excellent thought to have a backup plan in case of unexpected setbacks and to be flexible and open to exploring alternative options.

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Travel Insurance For Everest Base Camp Trek Return by helicopter 

Are you planning a trek to the majestic Everest Base Camp? If so, you must secure comprehensive travel insurance to protect against unforeseen circumstances during your journey. The Everest Base Camp Trek is a coveted adventure, a destination that beckons thrill-seekers from across the globe. It is a pilgrimage that thousands undertake annually, all to conquer the formidable terrain and reach the base of the world's highest peak. However, the high altitude and isolated location of this trek make it essential that trekkers secure comprehensive travel insurance to safeguard against any unexpected emergencies. With it, the journey to the base of Mount Everest can be more accessible. When tackling the honorable journey of the Everest Base Camp Trek, it is of the utmost importance to secure comprehensive travel insurance. Fortunately, several reputable companies specialize in providing coverage specifically tailored to this type of adventure. Among the most respected providers are World Nomads, Allianz Global Assistance, and Travel Guard, all of which offer comprehensive coverage to ensure that trekkers are protected against any potential mishaps during their journey to the base of the world's highest peak. With their extensive expertise and understanding of the unique risks involved with this trek, these companies are the ideal choice for safeguarding oneself on the path to the summit.

  1. World Nomads:- A travel insurance provider that caters to the needs of the most daring travelers. This company offers coverage to elevations of up to 6,000 meters/ 19685 feet, including the summit of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, 8,849 m/ 29032 feet. With World Nomads, trekkers and mountaineers can have peace of mind knowing that they are protected against any unexpected events while they embark on their journey to the roof of the world. This company offers comprehensive coverage options to ensure that travelers are protected from when they set out on their journey to when they return home. Additionally, World Nomads has a 24-hour emergency assistance hotline that trekkers can call in case of an emergency.

  2. Allianz Global Assistance:- Allianz Global Assistance is another name for a reputable company that offers exhaustive travel insurance coverage to adventure seekers. Their coverage extends to elevations of up to 7,000 meters/ 22965.88 feet, providing peace of mind for those seeking to conquer Kala Patthar's peaks. (5,643 meters/ 18,514 ft)) and Pumori (7,161 meters/ 27,494ft). With Allianz Global Assistance, trekkers can embark on their journey with the assurance that they are protected against any potential hazards that may arise during their expedition.

  3. Travelex Insurance:- Travelex Insurance Services is a distinguished provider of comprehensive coverage for high-altitude expeditions. The company's offerings extend to 6,500 meters, catering to mountain climbers and trekkers seeking to conquer peaks such as Everest Base Camp, Lhotse, standing at 8,516 meters/ 27,940 ft, and Cho Oyu, towering at 8,188 meters/ 26,864 ft. With Travelex, adventure-seekers can confidently pursue their passions, secure in the knowledge that they are protected against unforeseen circumstances.

  4. Global Rescue:- Global Rescue is a company that provides unparalleled coverage for high-altitude excursions, including those reaching elevations of up to 8,000 meters/ 26246 ft. This includes the range for the apex of Mount Everest, standing at a majestic 8,848 meters/ 29,028 ft, as well as the peaks of Makalu and Manaslu, towering at 8,485m/27837 ft and 8,163m/ 26,781ft, respectively. This level of coverage sets Global Rescue apart as a leader in the industry, offering unparalleled protection for those daring to embark on the most challenging and exhilarating treks.

  5. Seven Corners:- Seven Corners is a premier travel insurance provider, offering unparalleled coverage for even the most ambitious and elevated expeditions. Their policies extend to 6,500 meters, encompassing the grandiose peaks of Ama Dablam at 6,812 meters/22,349 feet and the towering Nuptse at 7,861 meters/25790 ft. Whether you are an experienced mountaineer or an ambitious trekker, Seven Corners has the coverage to ensure that your journey to the top is protected at every step.

  6. World Expeditions:- World Expeditions is a premier adventure travel company that provides unparalleled coverage for elevations reaching up to 6,000 meters/ 19685 ft. This includes the majestic peaks of Pheriche, standing tall at 4,371 meters/ 14,340 ft), and the challenging Gorak Shep, towering at the height of 5,170 meters/ 16961 ft. With this comprehensive coverage, trekkers can embark on their journey with the peace of mind that they are protected against unforeseen circumstances.

Altitude Sickness in Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by helicopter 

Climbers have to tackle unique challenges while ascending to the Everest Base Camp, one of which is altitude sickness or AMS. As one ventures higher into the mountain's elevation, the atmosphere becomes thin, reducing oxygen saturation. This can result in symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and death in extreme scenarios. Despite the potential dangers of high altitude, a well-planned and deliberate ascent can significantly reduce the likelihood of altitude sickness and transform the trek to Mount Everest's base camp into a fulfilling and secure endeavor. The base camp serves as more than a mere destination; it represents a trial of human stamina and willpower, where the rarefied atmosphere is a constant reminder of the fleeting nature of existence and the resolve required to conquer the majestic peak. The oxygen level at the base camp, located at an elevation of 5,364 meters, is 50 percent less than the sea level. While ascending to this level, health conditions like difficulty breathing and overall health complications may arise. 

The elevations start to increase as you ascend higher to various camps. Camps 2 and 3 are located at 6,500m/ 21325 ft and 7,400m/ 24278 ft, respectively, with the highest camp, camp 4, residing at an elevation of 8,000m/ 26246 ft right below the summit with an elevation of 8,848m/29028. However, the Everest base camp is located at lower elevations than this camp. 

Your trek starts from Lukla airport at 2,600m/8530. The trek from Luka to the endpoint of kala Patthar at 5,500m/18044 ft takes place at both high and very high altitudes. As one journey into the majestic Himalayas, the sudden shift in altitude can significantly impact one's health. The decrease in oxygen levels with each descent can cause altitude sickness, even in otherwise healthy individuals. Altitude sickness usually kicks in at 2,500m above sea level. But it is crucial to be mindful of this potential hazard when launching above 2,000 meters above sea level. You can adapt the following prevention measures for a successful EBC trek without altitude sickness. 

  1. Gradual ascent: A gradual ascent is key to successfully navigating high altitudes. Allow your body the necessary time to acclimate to the elevation by incorporating rest days into your itinerary and hiking slower. This measured approach will enhance your overall experience and significantly reduce the risk of altitude-related illness.

  2. Hydration:- The importance of hydration in altitude sickness cannot be overstated. As we ascend to higher elevations, our bodies face many challenges, including decreased oxygen levels and increased UV radiation. These challenges can be combated by maintaining adequate hydration levels at all times. 

  3. Proper nutrition:- Proper nutrition is vital in supporting overall health and wellness. A critical aspect of good food is ensuring you consume a balanced and varied diet that includes all essential macronutrients. One macronutrient that is particularly important for acclimatization is carbohydrates.

  4. Oxygen:- By utilizing oxygen canisters, individuals can increase the reduced levels of oxygen present at high altitudes and thereby reduce the risk of altitude sickness. These canisters are portable and easy to use, making them a convenient and practical option for those seeking to conquer heights. Not only do they provide a safeguard against altitude sickness, but they can also enhance one's overall experience by increasing energy levels and mental clarity.

  5. Medications:- Acetazolamide, also known by its brand name Diamox, is a powerful medication specifically formulated to prevent the onset of altitude sickness. Acetazolamide works by decreasing the amount of carbon dioxide in the blood, which can help to alleviate these symptoms and allow individuals to enjoy their time at high altitudes without discomfort.

  6. Listen to your body:- Do not neglect the signals your body sends you. High altitudes can cause various symptoms, such as headaches, nausea, and fatigue. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you must take immediate action and descend to a lower altitude, as failure to do so can lead to more severe complications.

Guide and Porter tipping system in Everest Base Camp Trek

The Mount Everest journey is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that requires the tireless efforts of dedicated guides and porters. As a token of appreciation for their tireless service, it is customary in Nepal to offer a gratuity for guided tours and treks. While there is no established protocol for the gratuity amount, it is ultimately left to the discretion of the individual trekker to determine a suitable sum.

Who are Guides and porters? The guides and porters accompanying you on your trek are the mountain's unsung heroes. Their expertise and commitment would make your journey much more manageable and potentially dangerous. These individuals possess a wealth of knowledge about the terrain, the weather, and the best practices for safe and comfortable travel. They are your guides through the rugged wilderness, pointing out the most breathtaking vistas and helping you navigate the most challenging sections of the trail.

What do Guide and Porters do? As you embark on your trek, guides and porters are not simply your navigational aids but are also integral to the overall experience of your journey. Their expertise in carrying your belongings, setting up camp, and attending to your needs with precision and compassion, ensures that your comfort and well-being are at the forefront of their priorities. They are ever-present to offer a helping hand or a listening ear, making your trek a memorable and enjoyable experience. Their contributions are immeasurable, and their presence is invaluable to the success of your journey. When nature unleashes its fury or unexpected circumstances arise, the guides and porters step up to ensure the safety and well-being of all trekkers. Their extensive training in first aid and emergency procedures gives them the necessary skills to handle any situation calmly and efficiently. In times of emergency, guides and porters are the first line of defense. They are trained in first aid and emergency procedures and possess the knowledge and experience to make quick and effective decisions in an emergency. They are the backbone of any trek and should be acknowledged and appreciated for their hard work and dedication. They are the unacknowledged heroes of every trek, working tirelessly behind the scenes. 

How Much To Tip for Guide and Porters?

When determining the appropriate gratuity for your trekking or tour experience, it is essential to consider the duration of the journey and the level of service provided by your guide and support team. 

For a week or two-long trek, a fair and reasonable tip for a trekking guide would be $10-$15 or 1000-1500 NPR per day. Similarly, porters should be rewarded with a gratuity of $5-$10 or 500-1000 NPR per day for their diligent and tireless efforts. The same rates apply to tour guides and drivers, providing an enjoyable and seamless experience. For extended expeditions, such as those lasting a month or more, a tip of $200-$ 250 for the entire team would be an appropriate gesture of appreciation. Solo travelers may lean towards the lower end of the suggested range, depending on their budget and level of satisfaction with the service received.

When to give a tip?

Tips are generally given on the last night of the trek after dinner. In a group setting, gathering the tips collectively and distributing them among the entire team is expected. Additionally, it is a kind gesture to provide a little extra to your porter and guide, mainly if a special bond was formed during the journey.

Best Alternatives for Everest Base Camp Trek and return by helicopter 

The Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter Return is the ultimate tour for those travelers seeking a way to experience the iconic EBC luxuriously and effortlessly. Upon successfully conquering the rigorous trek to Kala Patthar at 5,644.5 m (18,519 ft), you will be guided towards a helicopter for an aerial ride back to Kathmandu, providing you with a breathtaking aerial perspective of some of the highest peaks in the world.

Our esteemed organization presents many tour options, including the renowned Everest Base Camp trek and a convenient helicopter return journey to Kathmandu or Lukla. Specifically, this package offers a return trip to Kathmandu. However, for those who prefer a different mode of transportation, we also provide the esteemed Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek, where trekkers can fly to Lukla and return to Kathmandu via a domestic plane. However, if you are keen to explore the Everest region for more days, here are some alternatives for you to choose from.

  1. Regular EBC Trek:- Regular Everest Base Camp Trek is a premier long-distance excursion that offers an unparalleled experience for those seeking to explore the base of Mount Everest. This journey provides various landscapes and terrains, including high-altitude passes, off-the-beaten paths, rugged ridges, steep inclines, lush forests, picturesque villages, and fertile terraced farmlands. The standard and advanced trekking packages are designed to last for 12 days, during which visitors will be treated to breathtaking natural vistas and the warm hospitality of the local Sherpa community.

  2. Everest Three Pass Trek:- The Everest Three High Passes Trek offers an unusual adventure for those seeking a thrilling experience in the renowned Everest region. This trek not only takes you to the iconic Everest Base Camp but also guides you through the three highest passes in the Khumbu area - Kongma La Pass (5,535 meters/18,159 feet), Cho La Pass (5420 meters/17,782 feet), and Renjo La Pass (5,340 meters/17,520 feet). This trek is truly the ultimate challenge for thrill-seekers and adventurers alike.

  3. Everest View Trek:- The Everest View trek is a higher-demand journey that takes you through the breathtaking landscapes of the Khumbu Valley, providing hikers with unparalleled views of some of the world's most iconic peaks, including Mt. Everest, locally known as "Chomolungma." The Khumbu Valley elevation ranges from usually 3,300 meters (11,000 feet) to 8,848 m (29,029 ft). This is a moderate trek ideal for families and those with a limited time, as it can be completed within nine days. 

  4. Everest Luxury Trek:- Indulge in luxury on the ultimate trek to the world's top. Our Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek advances your experience with top-notch accommodations in hotels and guesthouses fit for royalty. Say goodbye to roughing it and hello to a rejuvenating retreat for your tired trekking legs. The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is like no other. It's a journey that combines the thrill of adventure with the refinement of luxury. Imagine trekking through the breathtaking Himalayas while being pampered with the comforts of a five-star hotel. This is the ultimate trekking experience, where you can immerse yourself in the raw beauty of nature while still enjoying all the luxuries of home.

Banking And ATM On EBC Trekking Routes

As one sets out on the expedition to the base camp of Mount Everest, it is crucial to be aware that access to ATM facilities along the trek is restricted to the town of Namche Bazaar. 

It is also worth mentioning that the ATMs in Namche Bazaar can be unreliable, often falling victim to power outages or simply running out of cash. Additionally, these ATMs charge a fee of 500 rupees, equivalent to $5, for each withdrawal and have a maximum withdrawal limit of 10,000 rupees, or $100. Given the information, we advise you to secure adequate financial resources before embarking on the trek from Kathmandu. This will prevent potential financial difficulties during the journey to the world's highest peak, Mount Everest base camp.

Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trek

The following is the list of the things and equipment we will need to carry with us when you are heading on the journey. 

1. For the upper part of the body

  • Hat: You'll need a nice, wide-brimmed trekking hat to keep the sun off your face. Lightweight, simple to carry, and neck-covering styles are the best. The primary reason for wearing a hat while trekking is to protect yourself from the sun while on the trail.
  • Headlamp: Along with the hat, carrying a headlamp with you during the trek is better. Headlamps are lights that are worn on a person's head. Due to their hands-free operation, these gadgets are great for trekking and hiking. Having your hands free when hiking is ideal for dealing with anything Mother Nature throws at you or pulling your stuff. For example, at night, trails can be hard to navigate. These footprints generally incorporate pebbles, tree roots, twigs, and even animals and resemble an uncharted maze. These hazards can be dangerous, and having your hands free allows you to catch yourself, move obstacles, sprint, or fend off an enraged rabbit on the track.
  • Woolen Hat: When you move to higher elevations, you get a high chance of being caught by cold. So, carrying a woolen hat with you is suggested for your protection. However, not every hat is equally suitable for trekking, so it is safer to take a woolen hat; it will be available if you need it. 
  • Sun Protecting Hat: Day during your trial can be sunny, and the rays directly showered upon you. It will protect UV rays from entering your skin. We must be more careful regarding our heads and protect the scalp from sunburn and skin cancer. 
  • Sunglasses: As we move towards high altitude, the atmospheric layer becomes thinner, which increases exposure to harmful rays because the capacity to filter these rays becomes less. Therefore, we must carry sunglasses to protect our eyes from harmful rays.

2. Body Part

  • Waterproof jackets and trousers: Rain on the path is always possible, especially if you intend to hike between June and September (we strongly advise against walking in the region). We recommend bringing rain gear with you as a precaution, preferably a gore-tex membrane hardshell jacket. An inexpensive pair of waterproof pullovers will typically be enough for pants.
  • T-shirt: It is suggested to wear light clothes during trekking to avoid extreme sweating and discomfort. A t-shirt is best to wear during such trips. 
  • Clothing: Layering is a significant walk component due to the considerable fluctuation in altitude and temperature. You'll be able to quickly adapt to the climate and be comfortable and safe if you can add and remove layers of clothes while trekking. If you intend on hiking during the cooler winter months of December through February, you'll want to bring some extra layers.
  • Gloves: You will need to carry your gloves with you because gloves will help protect your hands from sweat, extreme weather conditions, and other inconvenient situations that may cause discomfort and injury.

3. Lower Body Clothing

  • Thermal Inners: Thermal inners are insulators between your body and the surrounding cold air. They trap body heat and prevent heat loss. Use the ones generally made with polyester or give extra comfort and flexibility.
  • Trousers: A full-length pair of trekking trousers provides solid path protection, preventing cuts and scratches from prickly plants, twigs, rocks, and other hazards. This allows you to travel calmly while trekking without the sound of rustling plants and enables you to get near animals without making a nuisance.
  • Down Jacket: A down jacket is one of your most significant purchases. On a hiking or climbing journey throughout the journey, having the correct warm, insulating layer may make or break your pleasure level. When heading for a trek in the Everest region, You must include a down jacket in your packing list. 

3. Footwears

  • Trekking Boots: Trekking boots are necessary as they are specifically designed to protect the foot and ankles during long-distance trekking. They are one of the essential items of trekking as they can determine a trekker's ability to walk long distances without injury.
  • Socks: A trekking sock is essential for avoiding blisters. Unlike a weak, stinking cotton sock, a hiking hose will not continually brush against the back of your foot and will give substantial protection from friction caused by your shoe. The socks maintain a constant temperature for the feet. Socks are incredibly soft and comfortable on foot.

5. Other Types of Equipment for Trekking 

  • Trekking Poles: Trekking poles intersperse your arms and shoulders into the trekking movement, allowing you to use better muscles to force yourself uphill and control your downhill. The result is an expansion in rate without an accumulation in leg soreness.
  • First Aid Kids: First aid kits are a must-have for every trekker. They help you with necessary treatment during the trial. Thus to minimize the risk of infection or injury severity, we must take it with us. A well-stocked kit contains items that treat burns, injuries, scrapes, and cuts.
  • Sleeping Bags: Though we will be staying in hotels and there will be services, still take no risk and carry a sleeping bag with you. If you want the best night's sleep on the trail, it is recommended to take your sleeping bags with you.
  • Personal Bags: When going on an outdoor trek, you want to be comfortable. A bag is fundamental if you're hiking a long and challenging walk. The type of trekking backpack you use will significantly impact how pleasant your adventure will be. If you're carrying many goods, you'll need a bag that distributes the weight properly, so you don't get tired soon.

Booking terms and conditions for Everest Base Camp Trek return by helicopter

For booking, we are flexible, but when you confirm, you have to pay 25- 30 percent and the rest you can spend on arrival. We don't have any hidden charges. 

Note:- If you plan to join a group, we have different terms and conditions, and you can contact us.

Our reservations are made through Mountain Rock Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. To reserve a package, fill out a Booking Form and send it to the Company with your deposits and insurance payment (if applicable). You must pay a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the trip fee at booking for all trips. You can pay the remaining balance after arriving in Kathmandu and before the tour departs.

The Company or its Agent should receive the non-refundable deposit. Tailor-made vacations with the Company may demand a larger deposit or full payment at booking. If a deposit is required in addition to that specified in this section, the firm will notify you at the time of booking. You can use a bank transfer or a credit card deposit to secure a reservation (Visa or MasterCard). Follow the instructions on the reservation form.

Last-minute booking for Everest Base Camp Trek

We are flexible on booking. However, when it comes to last-minute cancellations, we are non-refundable. So if you want to join one of our Everest Base Camp Trek packages at the last minute, you must pay the total package price to secure your spot.

We'll do our best to finish things at the last minute. So make sure you arrive in Kathmandu a day before the adventure begins. For further information, please get in touch with us directly.

A Client's cancellation must be in writing and confirmed by the Company. The cancellation price will be determined by the date the Company or its Agents receives the cancellation request.

If you decide to cancel at the last minute after you have confirmed it, you will forfeit the 25% payment. Likewise, if you cancel your trip after it has begun for any reason, you will lose the whole trip cost. Unfortunately, we don't provide refunds once you've started your journey.

It is strongly recommended that the Client purchase termination insurance at the time of booking. Lukla flight and cancellation on Everest Base Camp Trek

We have unpredictable weather in the Himalayas, so our flights will sometimes be unscheduled. But sometimes, the weather will delay or cancel our flight. We will have other options to take a helicopter for both cases, go and back, or postpone for the next time, so better to have added one or two days after the trip to ensure your international flight wouldn't be disturbed. 

Due to inclement weather, flights from Kathmandu to Lukla/Kathmandu may be delayed or canceled for a day. Even in the finest season, something may happen. As a result, Mountain rock treks and expeditions always recommend staying an extra night in Kathmandu. If your vacation goes well, you may be able to take a Kathmandu city tour and purchase souvenirs.

If you need to cancel your journey to Lukla, we will rebook you on the next available flight. Alternatively, we can assist you if you prefer to rent a helicopter to Lukla.

FAQs

  • Q1. Is Everest Base Camp Heli Trek suitable for solo trekkers?

    Cost-wise, Everest Base Camp Heli Trek may not be suitable for solo trekkers. You have to do Everest Base Camp Trek with other solo trekkers like you. And you will share a helicopter ride back to Lukla with those. No discount is available on this option. Thus, the only trekking option can be a little expensive.   

    However, it is nicer if you are in your group. Up to six trekkers can join an Everest Base Camp Heli Trek at a time. You will trek to Everest Base Camp with your members, and then you'll fly back to Lukla on a helicopter with the same people. On top of everything, you will get discounts if you are in your private group.   

  • We can do Everest Base Camp Trek in multiple durations. It depends on the itinerary you are choosing for Everest Base Camp Trek. If you select a complete Everest Base Camp Trek, you'll need 12 days. You can lengthen the same itinerary by adding more acclimatization days and places. For your information, you can visit Everest Base Camp by doing longer treks like Everest Three Passes Trek, Cho La Pass Trek, etc. 

    Similarly, you can shorten the duration of Everest Base Camp Trek by adding a helicopter tour. The Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter is only a nine-day itinerary. So there are various Everest Base Camp Trek packages of different lengths. Communicate with us, and we shall put forward the right package for you.        

  • Yes, you need training for the Everest Base Camp Trek Packages 2022/2023. If you are a newbie with no prior trekking experience, it is a must. To train for Everest Base Camp Trek, you can do cardio activities like jogging, swimming, cycling, and hiking. Make sure you are consistent at these activities 2-3 months before the trek. If you have been doing gym, add cardio training to your gym plan. This will help you increase your physical endurance level. Also, build a strong mentality for the trek. 

       

  • Yes, you can take a helicopter to Everest Base Camp. We have various helicopter trek and tour packages to Everest Base Camp. But here is a twist.The helicopter tours' preferred landing spot in the Everest Base Camp area is Kala Patthar, not Everest Base Camp(5,364m). This is because the terrain of Everest Base Camp is not ideal for a smooth landing; it is rough and uneven. 

    Whereas Kala Patthar(5,450m) allows swift landing as it has perfect ground for a helicopter to land. Also, Kala Patthar provides clearer views of Mt Everest than the Everest Base Camp. For those reasons, helicopters land in Kala Patthar in most helicopter tours, and landing in Everest Base Camp is optional.

  • You can certainly fly from Kala Patthar to Kathamndu, as a helicopter can land there as well. During an Everest Base Camp helicopter trip, the aircraft will fly from Lukla or Everest View Hotel to Kala Patthar. A flight over Everest provides a more intriguing view of the Khumbu region than hiking the paths.

  • Depending on your pace, the hike should take between 3 and 5 hours.

  • Mid-February to mid-June and October to mid-December are the greatest times to go on this trek.

  • In the event of a tragedy, travel insurance will come in handy to recoup the costs. In the event of a helicopter rescue, your insurance may cover the cost of the helicopter charge. So it's a good idea to double-check your insurance's validity and policy to see if it covers rescue costs.

  • The Everest Base Camp has a moderate difficulty level. The journey usually takes two weeks. Although no prior trekking experience is required for the EBC Trek, the trekker should be determined and physically fit.

  • Improving cardio endurance, strength endurance, and being comfortable carrying a daypack uphill for long periods of time should all be part of your training for Everest Base Camp. You should start hiking or doing lengthy walks at least once a week at least 8-12 weeks before your adventure (focus on duration more than distance).

  • Yes, helicopter tour are safe in Nepal.

Client Reviews

  • Best trip in my Lifetime

    we booked the everest base camp trek return by helicopter tour and we are group of 4 pax but unfortunately one of my friends canceled at the last minute. But they postponed the trip at the last minute. 3 of us start our trek from Kathmandu. we had Hotel Ramada Encore in Kathmandu and the best lodge on trek routes. we had supper experience guide Mahesh and Porter are supportive.  

    Fathima
    FathimaUnited Arab EmiratesSeptember 13, 2023
  • Helicopter and Hike

    Our Tour Organizer Deepak did an excellent job organizing everything, and our experienced guide and porter made the trek to Everest Base Camp enjoyable. The highlight was the helicopter ride back. The pilot took us above the base camp and safely brought us down, creating a memorable experience. Trust me, when it comes to organizing treks and helicopter tours in Nepal, there's no better company than Mountain Rock Treks. I highly recommend Deepak and his team without a single doubt.

    J
    Janet MosleyBahamasMay 28, 2023
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