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Everest Base Camp Trek with Return by Helicopter

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Trip Type:

Tea House

Grade:

Moderate

Altitude:

5550

Meal:

Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner

Group Size:

2-16 Persons

Accomodation:

Tea House

Transportation:

Flight/Trekking/Heli

Best Time:

Feb - May and Sep-Decmber

Activities:

Everest Base Camp Trekking

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Duration

10 Days
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Overview And Highlights

Durations : 10 Days
Activities : Trekking in Nepal

The Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek with a helicopter return to Kathmandu offers an exhilarating and efficient way to experience the majesty of the Himalayas and the iconic Mount Everest within a relatively short period. This adventure combines the thrill of trekking to Everest Base Camp, where climbers begin their ascent to the summit, with the convenience and speed of a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu, allowing trekkers to save time and energy.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Trek

  • Hike on the Khumbu glacier and see the Khumbu icefall
  • Reach Everest base camp and observe the 360-degree views including Everest
  • Sunrise view from Kalapathar best viewpoint of Mt Everest, Khumbu glacier of Nepal's North East Himalaya region and more.
  • Scenic Helicopter flight from Kalapathar/Gorkashep to Kathmandu with panoramic views of Himalayan peaks.
  • Thrilling and entertaining 30 min flight to Lukla from Kathmandu.
  • Experience the oldest Buddhist monastery in the world, the Tengboche monastery.
  • Reach the base of the world’s highest mountain Everest

Why this Heli Return Trek is Important?

When it comes to trekking in the Everest region, the classic Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek is already a dream for adventure enthusiasts. However, taking it a notch higher, quite literally, is the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return – a unique and extraordinary experience that adds a touch of luxury and convenience to your Himalayan adventure.

The Difference Between Normal EBC Trek and Helicopter Return Trek

While the traditional Everest Base Camp Trek is a challenging and rewarding journey, the Helicopter Return Trek offers a distinctive twist. The highlight of this variant is the return journey by helicopter from Everest Base Camp, providing not only unparalleled aerial views of the majestic Himalayas but also saving time and energy on the descent.

In the normal trek, the return journey follows the same trail, and it may take several days to reach back to Lukla, the starting point. In contrast, the Helicopter Return Trek allows you to soar above the rugged terrain, offering a bird's-eye view of the iconic Everest, Khumbu Icefall, and the stunning landscapes below. This helicopter return is not just a mode of transportation; it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience that elevates your adventure to new heights, quite literally.

Best Time for EBC Trek with Helicopter Return

The optimal time for the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return mirrors the traditional trekking seasons in the region. The pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons, from March to May and September to November respectively, provide the best weather conditions. During these periods, the skies are clear, and the temperature is moderate, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable trek.

Spring brings vibrant rhododendron blooms, adding a splash of color to the landscapes, while autumn showcases clear vistas of the snow-capped peaks. These seasons also reduce the chances of flight cancellations due to adverse weather conditions, making your helicopter return more reliable.

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is not just a trek; it's a holistic adventure that combines the thrill of trekking with the luxury of a scenic helicopter journey. This unique experience allows you to savor the beauty of the Himalayas from different perspectives and adds a touch of exclusivity to your Himalayan odyssey. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a first-time adventurer, this Helicopter Return Trek promises an unforgettable and exhilarating expedition into the heart of the world's highest peaks.

Why Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Trek?

Time Efficiency:

The traditional trek to Everest Base Camp involves a round-trip journey on foot, which takes around 12 to 14 days. The helicopter return option significantly reduces the overall trekking duration, making it more time-efficient. This is particularly appealing for those with limited time but a strong desire to experience the Everest region.

Reduced Physical Strain:

Trekking to Everest Base Camp involves challenging terrains and altitudes, which can be physically demanding. The helicopter return allows trekkers to experience the thrill of reaching Everest Base Camp without the extended physical exertion on the return journey, especially for individuals with time constraints or concerns about their fitness level.

Aerial Views:

The helicopter ride provides a unique perspective and stunning aerial views of the Everest region. Trekkers get to witness the majestic peaks, deep valleys, and glaciers from above, adding an extra layer of excitement and beauty to the overall experience.

Safety and Comfort:

Helicopter evacuation is a common practice in the Everest region for medical emergencies. The helicopter return option adds an extra layer of safety, ensuring that trekkers can quickly be evacuated in case of severe altitude sickness or other health issues. It also offers a level of comfort for those who prefer a less strenuous return journey.

Flexibility:

The helicopter return option provides flexibility in planning. Weather conditions in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, and flights might be delayed or canceled. Having a helicopter option allows for more flexibility in adjusting the itinerary based on weather conditions.

Achieving Everest Base Camp Dream:

For many trekkers, reaching Everest Base Camp is a bucket-list achievement. The helicopter return option allows individuals who might not have the physical capability or time to complete the entire trek on foot to still fulfill their dream of standing at the base camp of the world's highest peak.

Combination of Trekking and Luxury:

The trek combines the adventure of trekking with the luxury and speed of a helicopter journey. It caters to those who seek a mix of traditional trekking experiences and the convenience of modern transportation. It's important for individuals considering this trek to carefully weigh their preferences, fitness levels, and time constraints.

While the helicopter return option offers advantages, some may prefer the more traditional and immersive experience of completing the entire journey on foot.

 

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Our representative will pick you up from the International Airport and drive you to the conformed Hotel. You can take a rest and get refreshed afterwards. Later in the afternoon/evening we gather for a trip discussion with the team members and trek leader. Includes Bed and Breakfast

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

After breakfast we leave for lukla, a 35 min flight will take you there (9,337 ft). We get to experience the amazing flight with fantastic views of the Himalayas. We reached Lukla, our gateway to Everest base camp trek shortly. We gather around with other crew members and packup to begin our journey.

From lukla we descend for about an hour and reach Cheplung village. We capture some moments with Mt Khumbila(18900ft), one of the sacred mountains which has never been climbed. We keep on descending to reach the Phakding. Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Food
Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Tea house/Logde
Elevation
2840

We passed through the beautiful pine forest today trailing north up the valley of Benkar. We reach Monjo passing Dudh Koshi River, Chumoa on its way. Monjo is the entrance to the Everest National park. We cross a suspension bridge passing Jorsale Village, walking with Dudh Koshi and Bhotekoshi side by side. We ascended up to a beautiful sherpa village called Namche Bazar. We can get an amazing view of Mt. Everest and Mt Lhotse from here. Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Food
Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Tea house/Logde
Elevation
3440

 We spent the whole day here in Namche bazar to acclimate with the altitude. Namche Bazar is the centre of the Khumbu region so,it has all the facilities like ATMs, Internets, Cafe, Shops, Restaurants etc. We explored the Everest View Hotel 3880 m,with the tour guide.

Ascending up to the Sagarmatha national park rewards you with breathtaking views of the sunrise views with majestic mountains around. We can find Mt Everest, Lhotse, nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on all around us. We can go on a trek to Khumjung village (12401ft), Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Food
Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Tea house/Logde
Elevation
3440

After breakfast we trek down the Dudh Koshi into the Rhododendron forest followed by Tengboche. We reach our destination after trekking for 5-6 hrs. We experience the beautiful views of majestic Mountains like Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam etc. after we reach Tengboche.

We visited the largest monastery of the region called Tengboche monastery. We explore the area and capture the moments with Beautiful Mountains around. We stay for overnight at Tengboche/Debouche Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Food
Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Tea house/Logde
Elevation
3870

Day 6: trekking starts with descending down to the forest full of lush trees; Birch, Conifers and Rhododendron. We will be spotting Mt Everest with other mountains quite often in this trek. We cross the Imja River trailing Device to reach Pangboche. We reached Imja valley shortly, crossing the Lobuche River afterwards. We ascend up to our destination finally.

We reach this beautiful village shortly filled with an array of fields enclosed with stone walls. We can find Barley, BuckWheat and potato fields with grazing animals. Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Food
Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Tea house/Logde
Elevation
4410

 We spend the whole time acclimating to the climate and high altitude preparing ourselves to head towards Mt Everest. We stop at this beautiful village exploring the beautiful fields with animals grazing around.

We go for a short hike to the Nagarjun hill for an astonishing view of the glorious mountains around. We head back to the village and stay overnight. Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Food
Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Tea house/Logde
Elevation
4410

After breakfast we ascend up to the Thukla(4620m),Khumbu Glacier’s end of the terminal moraine. We come across the array of stones with prayer flags in the memory of an American mountaineer and a Nepali guide trailing Chupki Lhara. We move forward to the Khumbu glacier moraine surrounded by beautiful peaks like Khumbutse, lingtren, pumori and Mahalangur Himal. We reached our destination; Lobuche afterwards. We stayed overnight at Lobuche. Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Food
Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Tea house/Logde
Elevation
4910

Today we visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours Today we will reach our destination; Everest Base Camp, Vast Gorak shep Lake in the past. We came across the Indian Army Mountaineer’s Memorial afterward. We need to follow a lead Sherpa diligently as the pass onwards is misleading. We have a hard walk up there due to low atmospheric pressure and air.

We trail through the rocky paths followed by streams and moraine to reach the Everest base camp. We can observe the tents of the mountaineers with bright colors around the gray surroundings. We can find the beautiful sight of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori from the base camp. Shortly after the visit we headed back to the Gorak Shep village. We stayed overnight at Gorak shep. Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinne

Food
Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Tea house/Logde
Elevation
5180

Then fly back to Kathmandu We leave early in the morning for kalaPatthar.One of the most well-known vantage locations in Nepal's Everest area. It is well-known for its sunrises and expansive vistas of the Everest region's mountains, especially the arduous Mt. Everest. You can see Mount Everest and other soaring peaks in the range as the sun's golden ray’s fall over their sparkling snow from Kalapatthar.

You will spend some time in Kalapatthar before descending to Gorakshep. You will be picked up by a chopper in Gorak Shep and transported to Kathmandu by flying above the Everest area. Incredible views of the Himalayas, Khumbu Glaciers, Sagarmatha National Park, and several other Everest area attractions can be enjoyed throughout the helicopter journey.

 You will be taken to your hotel in Kathmandu after arrival at the airport in Kathmandu, which will conclude your Luxury Helicopter Return Everest Base Camp Trek.

Food
Breakfast/Lunch and Farewell Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

What Is Included ?

  • Pickup from Kathmandu international airport by private vehicle
  • 3 stars accommodation in Kathmandu for 2 nights with breakfast plan
  • 8 nights Lodge accommodation during the trek as mentioned on itinerary.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Purified drinking water (Ef-Chlor – water purification tablet)
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla An experienced, English-
  • And government-licensed trek guide with his daily wages, food accommodation, transportation, insurance etc.
  • One porter for 10 days he will Carrey maximum 20/25 kilos with his daily wages, food accommodation, transportation, insurance etc.
  • Helicopter/Chopper flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu (sharing flight)
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after the trip completion)
  • Team Ram Adventure Pvt.Ltd. duffel bag, t-shirt, Cap and trekking map
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek guide/Leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Seasonal fresh fruit every evening after dinner
  • Free luggage stored at Team Ram adventure Store During the Trek
  • Airport transportation for your domestic and international flight
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu after your trek

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepalese visa fee, International flight ticket and travel insurance
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary
  •  Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, snakes etc.)
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended)

Everest Base Camp Trek with Return by Helicopter Altitude Profile

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FAQs

What is the Everest Base Camp Trek with Return by Helicopter?

This trekking package offers the unique experience of trekking to Everest Base Camp and returning by helicopter, providing a thrilling aerial view of the Himalayas.

How long does the Everest Base Camp Trek with Return by Helicopter take?

Typically, the trek takes around 12 to 14 days, including acclimatization days, while the return journey by helicopter shortens the overall trip duration it will take 10 days.

What is the difference between trekking to Everest Base Camp and flying back by helicopter versus round-trip trekking?

The primary difference is that after reaching Everest Base Camp, instead of retracing your steps back to the starting point, you get to enjoy a scenic helicopter ride back, saving time and effort.

What is the best time of year to do the Everest Base Camp Trek with Return by Helicopter?

The best time is during the pre-monsoon (March to May) and post-monsoon (late September to November) seasons when the weather is generally clear and the views are stunning.

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek with Return by Helicopter compared to traditional trekking?

While the trek itself is challenging due to high altitude and variable weather conditions, returning by helicopter offers a more comfortable and efficient way back.

What is the altitude of Everest Base Camp?

Everest Base Camp is situated at an altitude of approximately 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) above sea level.

Do I need any special permits for the Everest Base Camp Trek with Return by Helicopter?

Yes, you will need permits such as the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card, which is arranged by Team Ram Adventure.

What type of helicopter is used for the return journey?

Generally, modern and reliable helicopters such as AS350 B3e or similar models are used, known for their performance and safety in high-altitude environments.

How many people can the helicopter accommodate?

The helicopter can usually accommodate around 5 to 6 passengers, depending on the specific model and weight restrictions.

Can I bring my luggage on the helicopter or is there a weight limit?

There is typically a weight limit for luggage due to helicopter payload restrictions, so it's essential to pack light and follow the guidelines provided by Team Ram Adventure

What happens if the weather is bad on the day of the helicopter return?

In case of adverse weather conditions, the helicopter flight may be delayed or canceled for safety reasons.

Alternative arrangements will be made by the Team Ram Adventure, such as waiting for improved weather or arranging ground transportation.

Are there any age or health restrictions for participating in the Everest Base Camp Trek with Return by Helicopter?

While there are no strict age limits, participants should be in good physical condition and adequately prepared for high-altitude trekking.

Individuals with certain medical conditions may require clearance from their healthcare provider.

What kind of accommodations can I expect during the trek?

Accommodations typically include teahouses or lodges along the trekking route, providing basic amenities such as a bed, blanket, and meals.

What meals are included during the trek?

Meals such as breakfast, lunch, and dinner are typically included in the trekking package, featuring a variety of local and international dishes to suit different dietary preferences.

Is altitude sickness a concern during the Everest Base Camp Trek with Return by Helicopter?

Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern due to the high elevation. Proper acclimatization, hydration, and gradual ascent are essential to minimize the risk of altitude-related illnesses.

Are there any emergency medical facilities along the trekking route?

While there are basic medical facilities available in some villages along the route, it's advisable to carry a personal medical kit and consider purchasing travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation by helicopter if needed.

Can I hire a private helicopter for the return journey if I prefer?

Yes, private helicopter charter options are available for those who prefer a more personalized experience.

However, it comes at an additional cost and should be arranged in advance.

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

The cost varies depending on factors such as the duration of the trek, the services included, and whether you opt for a shared or private helicopter return. It's recommended to inquire with trekking agencies for specific pricing.

Are there any additional activities or side trips included in the package?

Some packages may include side trips to nearby attractions such as Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, or viewpoints for panoramic views of Everest and neighboring peaks.

How do I book the Everest Base Camp Trek with Return by Helicopter and what is the payment process?

You can book the trek through reputable trekking agencies in Nepal, either directly or through online platforms.

The payment process typically involves a deposit to secure your booking, with the remaining balance paid before or upon arrival in Nepal.

Be sure to clarify the payment terms and cancellation policies before making any commitments.

Client Reviews

Ausra

Ausra Lithuania

Everest Base Camp By Helicopter With Team Ram Adventure

Dear Mr. Ram Giri and Team Ram Adventure, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for the incredible experience of the Everest Base Camp trek This journey exceeded all expectations, thanks to your exceptional planning and dedication. The helicopter ride provided breathtaking views of the Himalayas, with each stop offering a unique perspective of the majestic peaks.

The well-thought-out itinerary allowed us to savor the beauty of the Khumbu region, and the expert guides added immense value to the journey. Your personal involvement, Mr. Ram Giri, was evident throughout the trek. Your leadership, genuine passion for the mountains, and commitment to ensuring our comfort and safety made a significant impact.

The accommodations, meals, and overall logistics were seamlessly organized, showcasing the professionalism of Team Ram Adventure. This trek was not just an adventure; it was a journey of a lifetime. Thank you, Mr. Ram Giri, and Team Ram Adventure, for creating memories that will forever hold a special place in my heart. for more details information about Trekking in Nepal please contact them by email info@teamramadventure.com

Day

10

Saving

US$ 400

From US$ 3399

US$ 2999

12% OFF TODAY
  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher

Response Time 3 Hours , Response Rate 100%

Trip Facts

Trip Type:

Tea House

Grade:

Moderate

Altitude:

5550

Meal:

Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner

Group Size:

2-16 Persons

Accomodation:

Tea House

Transportation:

Flight/Trekking/Heli

Best Time:

Feb - May and Sep-Decmber

Activities:

Everest Base Camp Trekking

WiFi

Abailable

Duration

10 Days
US$3399 US$2999
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