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EBC Trek with Helicopter Return - 9 Days

14th May 2024

Embark on the Ultimate Adventure: Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return.

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the world's highest mountain while enjoying the comfort and convenience of helicopter travel. This extraordinary journey combines the thrill of trekking through the legendary Khumbu region with the luxury of aerial sightseeing, culminating in a breathtaking helicopter flight back to Kathmandu.

The Best Season for Everest Helicopter

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the optimal seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek. During these months, the weather is generally stable, with clear skies and mild temperatures, making it ideal for trekking and helicopter flights.

The Conditions of Weather 

While trekking in the Everest region, you'll encounter a variety of weather conditions, ranging from sunny days to occasional rain and snow showers. Daytime temperatures at lower elevations typically range from 15°C to 20°C, while temperatures at higher altitudes can drop below freezing. It's essential to be prepared for changing weather and to dress in layers accordingly.

The Cost of EBC Trek with Helicopter Return

The cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return varies depending on factors such as the level of luxury, duration, and inclusions. On average, expect to pay between $3000 to $5000 per person for a comprehensive package, including accommodations, meals, permits, guides, and helicopter flights.

The Helicopter Ride to Everest Base Camp 

Your adventure begins with a thrilling helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. The helicopter offers panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, as you soar above rugged terrain and picturesque villages. This scenic flight provides a luxurious and time-saving alternative to the traditional flight or bus journey to Lukla.

Trek Itinerary Everest Base Camp Heli return to Kathmandu

Day  01 Kathmandu to Lukla by Helicopter, Trek to Phakding
Take a scenic helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla, enjoying breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
Begin your trek to Phakding, a charming village nestled along the Dudh Koshi River.

Day 02 Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, the bustling capital of the Khumbu region.
Enjoy stunning views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks along the way.

Day 03 Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar
Take a rest day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize to the altitude.
Explore the vibrant markets, visit the Sherpa Cultural Museum, or hike to Everest View Hotel for panoramic views.

Day 04 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, home to the famous Tengboche Monastery.
Marvel at the breathtaking views of Ama Dablam and Everest from the monastery.

Day 05 Tengboche to Dingboche
Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche, passing through lush forests and picturesque villages.
Enjoy views of Taboche and Cholatse peaks along the way.

Day 06 Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
Take a rest day in Dingboche to acclimatize and explore the surrounding area.
Optional hike to Nagarjun Hill or Chukung Ri for panoramic views of the Himalayas.

Day 07 Dingboche to Lobuche
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche, following the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier.
Experience the rugged beauty of the Everest region as you ascend towards Lobuche.

Day 08 Lobuche to Gorak Shep, Everest Base Camp, and Return to Gorak Shep
Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep, your final stop before Everest Base Camp.
Hike to Everest Base Camp, where climbers gather to embark on their journey to the summit.
Return to Gorak Shep for the night, surrounded by breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

Day 09 Helicopter Return from Gorak Shep to Kathmandu
Take a scenic helicopter flight from Gorak Shep back to Kathmandu, savoring your final views of the Himalayas.
Transfer to your hotel and celebrate your incredible journey with a well-deserved rest.
Maximum People per Helicopter:

The maximum number of people per helicopter varies depending on the size and model of the aircraft. Generally, a helicopter used for tourist flights in Nepal can accommodate 5 passengers only.

Total Weight Limit

The total weight limit for passengers and luggage on a helicopter flight depends on various factors, including altitude and weather conditions. On average, helicopters in Nepal have a total weight limit ranging from 500 kg.

Experienced Guide and Porter:

Throughout your trek, you'll be accompanied by experienced guides and porters who are well-versed in the local terrain, culture, and safety protocols. They'll ensure your safety and comfort while providing valuable insights into the region's history and customs.

Best Available Lodges

Along the trekking route, you'll stay in comfortable lodges known as teahouses, offering basic amenities such as cozy beds, hot showers, and hearty meals. These lodges are carefully selected for their cleanliness, hospitality, and stunning mountain views, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay during your Everest Base Camp Trek.

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