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Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return

The 'Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return’ package takes you to the base camp of Everest with a visit to Kala Patthar.

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    Trip Duration 11 Days

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    Max, Altitude 5555 Meters

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    Type Trekking

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    Best Season Sept - May

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    Meals Included

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    Accommodation Guest House

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    Activity Trekking

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    Difficulty Strenuous

  • Firstly, the closer and nearer Himalayan 360 degree view of the World Highest Mountain from the base camp
  • Kathmandu to Lukla flight, the scenic flight of the mountain ranges and demography of the Hilly region of Nepal
  • Exploration of the Sagarmatha National Park during the trek
  • Great opportunity to study and learn the culture and lifestyle of the Himalayan People
  • stunning view of the mountain ranges
  • Learn about Buddhist culture and tradition
  • Explore your self and Hiking to Mount Everest Base Camp on the lap of Everest.

For thousands of trekkers who visit Nepal, their ultimate goal for most has to be Tours to explore the Majestic Tallest Mountain in the world i.e. The Everest Base Camp. And for those who want a bit of luxurious return, opting for Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return is the best option.

This has to be the ultimate way to experience the majesty of the world’s highest mountain and one of the most iconic treks in the world. This is definitely a must-do for any adventure seeker. This tour offers a combination of adventure and luxury, in the heart of the Nepalese Himalayas.

Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return provides a rare opportunity to explore the region’s breathtaking beauty of nature. The close-up views of snow-capped mountains and then return back after tiring trek for days is the highlight.

The topography, the wild flora and fauna, the breadth taking suspension bridges, the crystal clear flowing water, the vibrant Sherpa culture, and thereafter a 360 degree view is an icing on the cake in Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return expedition. These all are soul healing experience in the natural settings.

With the difficulty of strenuous and the challenge of a rigorous trek for days; paired with the luxury and convenience of a helicopter return journey, this Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return is created to provide the best of both worlds.

Trek with us to enjoy reaching the Base Camp of Mount Everest in less time, skip difficult sections of the trek that otherwise would have taken days to trek through, and fly back over the mountains and glaciers for an unbeatable breadth-taking view to take home to. All in all Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return is the best of adventures!

Places to stay in Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return

There are many different types of accommodation available during the trip to the Everest Base Camp. From luxury hotels to more basic lodges, everything is available. Trekkers can opt for any option depending on their needs, comforts and requirements.

Best time of the year for Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return

March to May and September to November are the ideal months of the year for trekking to Everest Base Camp with a helicopter return. The ideal circumstances for trekking and helicopter flights are usually present during these months because of the often clear and dry weather.

Winter or off-season treks to Everest Base Camp are definitely feasible too. The days are nice and warm, but evenings can be rather cold. Also, it is much less crowded. However, it is advised to quickly examine the local weather conditions to keep an eye out for snow.

Preparation for the Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return

Taking care of your physical and mental well-being is super important for our Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return. If you are new to trekking, it’s a good idea to get ready by doing things like cycling, jogging, and taking morning walks for a few weeks or months before you book with us. It is also helpful to have some experience with hiking and climbing.

The journey to Everest Base Camp involves walking through different kinds of terrain, like farmlands, terraces, and Sherpa communities, and going up and down hills. So, it is really important to be in good shape and able to walk for 5 to 6 hours each day.

Having a strong mindset is just as important. Feeling confident is a big part of it, because feeling unsure can make the trek uncomfortable and scary. We really recommend talking to your doctor, prior to commencing for the trek in Nepal. If you share your medical report when you book, it’ll help us understand and meet your needs better.

Taking care of your health and fitness is the key to fully enjoying and safely experiencing the amazing journey to Everest Base Camp and the helicopter return.

Who can do the Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return and Why?

The Everest Base Camp trek is suitable for individuals who are physically and mentally fit and those who have a good level of endurance, and don’t mind moderate treks. The expedition entails 5-7 hours of daily trekking, as well as uphill and downhill of steep incline in the remote places, along with crossing high bridges over swift-moving rivers.

However, it is not necessary to have prior experience and expert mountaineering skills. It is the will power which is backed up by physical fitness.

Individuals of any age can opt for Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return, from young adults to seniors. However, it’s important to be aware of physical and mental fitness and a proper prior consultation with a doctor for any health issues before leaving on the journey is a must!

This Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return is for anyone who wishes to experience the spectacular grandeur of the Himalayas and is interested in adventure, wildlife, or culture should go on the trip and be a bit of an adrenaline junkie.

The trek provides an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and connect with nature, and find oneself while also challenging yourself and pushing your own limits.

Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return is a remarkable experience that will leave anyone with memories to last a lifetime, whether be it an experienced hiker or a first-time traveler.

Benefits of Booking Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return with Us

  1. Comprehensive Route Map: Access to a detailed map of the Everest Base Camp trekking route, aiding in navigation and highlighting key landmarks along the journey.
  2. Medical Preparedness: Acknowledgment of potential medical needs, suggesting the necessity of medical kits in certain situations to ensure trekkers’ safety and well-being.
  3. Oxygen Level Monitoring: Providing oximeters to monitor oxygen levels at high altitudes, offering a proactive approach to health and altitude-related issues.
  4. Excess Luggage Convenience: Offering a free excess luggage storage service at Himalayan Trekking and Tours’ office during the trek, relieving trekkers of the burden of carrying unnecessary weight, enhancing comfort and ease during the journey.

Booking the Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return through Himalayan Trekking and Tours ensures not only a well-planned and supported trek but also prioritizes the safety, comfort, and convenience of trekkers throughout the entire expedition.

Book Your Adventure with Himalayan Trekking and Tours, the best trekking agency in Nepal Today!

Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return

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You will be welcomed at the airport by our representative who will escort you to your hotel. A welcome dinner will be organized for your arrival in Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu

We start early for a thrilling flight to Lukla. We meet the rest of the team there and then head down towards the Cheplung village. There you will get your first glimpses of the sacred Mt. Khumbila. We then continue onwards Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.

After a nice breakfast, we head on a trail that passes through a pine forest. We then move northwards through the Benkar valley. After crossing the Dudh Koshi River, we pass the villages of Chumoa and Monjountil we reach the entrance of the Everest National Park.

Then we climb a steep trail to finally reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

We have reserved this day for the purpose of acclimatization. It is important to properly adjust our bodies to the high altitude. On this day, we will explore Namche. Namche is the biggest town in the region filled with shops, restaurants, internet cafes and a brilliant market.

Moreover, we can also go for a short climb on the Sagarmatha National Park to watch the sun rise over the colossal mountains of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and many more. In addition, we can also explore the ancient Khumjung village.

The village is home to the Hillary School and a monastery which claims to have a Yeti Scalp on display. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

With breakfast done, we move down towards the Dudh-Koshi River enjoying views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, AmaDablam, Thamserku, and Kongde. We then climb up through rhododendron forests to Tengboche.

There we visit the largest monastery in the entire region – The Tengboche Monastery-the largest monastery in the region. Overnight in Tengboche.

We head down towards Debuche passing through forests of birch, conifers, and rhododendrons. Furthermore, we get to enjoy magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and AmaDablam. After that, we cross the Imja River and head towards Pangboche.

The trail towards upper Pangboche is filled with extraordinary views of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery. We then walk towards Imja Valley andLobuche River. From there, we start our ascent towardsDingboche. Overnight at Dingboche.

On this day, we go for a hike to either Nagarjun Hill or Chukkhung Valley. En route, we will witness the beauty of the Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache and AmaDablam.We will also explore the Dingboche Village. The village is home to beautiful fields of barley, buckwheat and potatoes protected by stone walls.

Firstly, we steadily climb towards Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We then ascent a steep trail to Chupki Lhara. There we can see the memorials for Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and ten time Everest conquerer- Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepali mountain guide) marked by an array of stones with prayer flags.

Both perished on a mission to climb Everest, the memorial is a grim reminder of the dangers of climbing the highest mountain in the world.

After this, we continue onwards the Khumbu Glacier moraine. There we are greeted by extraordinary views of the Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and MahalangurHimal. We then gradually head towardsLobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.

We move through the sandy Gorakshep, which once used to be a lake bed. We continue on passing through a rocky terrain, moraine and streams to finally reach the Everest Base Camp. We spend time absorbing the beautiful views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumorifrom the base camp.

The base camp itself is decorated with colorful prayer flags and colorful tents. With that done, we head back to GorakShep for rest and sleep. Overnight in GorakShep.

We start before dawn for our journey today. We soon start seeing the Khumbutse, and Changtse towards the east. We also start getting glimpses of Everest. We get the most amazing panoramic views of Everest once we reach Kalapatthar (5,545m/18,192ft).

We then head back down to Gorakshep. From there we take a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu via Lukla with be flying over the holy and pristine Gokyo Lake. A farewell dinner will be organized for celebrating your successful trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

So, it is time to say farewell. This is your last day in Nepal. Our representative will escort you to the airport for your flight back home.

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What is Included

  • All the transportation between airport and hotel
  • 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu  with breakfast
  • All accommodation during the trek
  • Kathmandu to Lukla by Plane
  • Gorakshep to Kathmandu by Helicopter
  • An experienced English speaking guide and  his daily wage, meal, accommodation, and Insurance
  • One porter for 2 persons each of the group (Note- We do not provide porter for a single person, We will provide porter-guide who will carry your backpack and guide you throughout  the journey)
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
  • Farewell Dinner after the trek
  • All government and local taxes

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