Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Duration Duration 11 Days
Meals Meals
  • 10 Breakfast
  • 8 Lunch
  • 8 Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 3-Star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Lodges during the trek
Activites Activities
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • Trekking in the Himalayas
Price Reduced US$ 2990 Price Starts From US$ 2590

Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is one of the most remarkable expeditions you have ever done. Peregrine Treks and Tours offer this expedition as a new type of wonderful blend of trek and helicopter ride above the sky, touching the mountains of the Everest Region. Adjusting the itinerary’s specifics shortens and streamlines the excursion and adds an incredible element of adventure and excitement.

Himalayan Lifestyle and a glimpse of the nearby mountains

The panorama of mountains and landscapes in the Everest Region throughout this trek will be incredibly rewarding. Every aspect of this region will amaze you with many distinct characteristics, from the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar to the fertile land of Dingboche. Furthermore, Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return exposes the breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains. The panoramic vistas of Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga give the trek fantastic twist.

Similarly, learning about the fascinating Sherpa culture in the Everest region can assist you in comprehending the historical context of Himalayan culture. Additionally, it will be intriguing and dazzling to perceive the foliage and the Rhododendron forest directing the trial. During your Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return, you will constantly have a sizeable naked view of the snowy Himalayas. The scenery propels you to your destination. Similarly, the aura and reminiscence of the Eastern Himalayas are incredible to behold during Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

  • A thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla ends with a landing at one of the world’s most dangerous airport
  • A stunning helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Kathmandu across the picturesque mountains of the Everest region
  • Historically significant Sherpa Museum illuminating the mountaineers in the vicinity
  • The ultimate mountain view, including Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Kanchenjunga, and Makalu
  • Serene monasteries that embody the culture of Buddhism of Dingboche and Tengboche
  • The majestic Namche Bazaar’s market at the base of Mount Everest
  • Explore the depth of the local Sagarmatha National Park’s flora and wildlife

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Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Itinerary

Inclusion Details
Accommodation and Meals
  • 3-Star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Standard lodge during the trek
  • 3-times meals during the trek
  • 3 cups of tea/coffee during the trek
Guide and Porters
  • One experienced and well-trained guide
  • One assistant guide for 5+ trekkers
  • Necessary porters in 2:1 Ratio
  • Guide cum porter for Solo trekker
Transportation
  • International airport transfer two times
  • Domestic airport transfer two times
  • Kathmandu – Lukla airfare
  • Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter
Other Inclusion
  • Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Permit
  • Sightseeing entrance Fees
  • Trekking Map, achievement certificate
  • Applicable Government Taxes

What's Not Included
Before the Trek
  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa Fee
  • Trekking equipment
  • Pre and post accommodation
  • Travel Insurance
During the trek
  • Personal Expenses like laundry, bar bills, etc
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in the City area
  • Upgrade hotel accommodation and extra porter
  • Tipping for Guide and porter
Trip Detail Information

Remarkable Helicopter Flight from Kala Patthar to Kathmandu

The helicopter flight from Kallapathar to Kathmandu will be the most memorable aspect of the expedition. This adventure includes a helicopter flight that sets it apart from other expeditions. It will be exhausting to trek for four to five hours each day. Therefore, the helicopter ride over the mountains on the way back will be magnificent. As we fly past Dingboche and Tengboche, as well as the Everest region, we will eventually arrive at Kathmandu.

The helicopter ride makes this expedition appealing to trekkers all over the world. It will be an adventure of a lifetime to fly in a helicopter above the Ima Tse and Lhotse glaciers, passing through the sceneries from the brink of Mount Everest. This is how the helicopter ride elevates the experience, making the trek more exotic.

Furthermore, a helicopter ride will provide a different and crisper view of the Khumbu Region and Hinku Valley than a ground-based perspective. Within seconds of leaving the Kalapathhar, you will start getting Goosebumps witnessing the greenery terrains full of lushes from above. As a result, the Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return symbolizes the trekker’s unique expedition and a novel means of reducing the route in an ideal approach.

Everest Base Camp Trek Map
Everest Base Camp Trek Map

Best time for Everest Base Camp trek with Helicopter Return

Spring Season

February to May will be a very convenient period to trek if you are doing the EBC trek with a helicopter return. The clear weather and calm atmosphere will fully assist the trek. Due to the exceptional weather clarity, there won’t be any issues when flying back to Kalapathhar by helicopter.

Furthermore, this season’s favorable weather conditions will give you a great perspective on massive mountains and surroundings. However, it may rain gently, but this will add clarity to the panorama of the Khumbu Region. The temperature during the day nearly reaches 10 degrees Celsius, but at night it drops to -5 degrees Celsius.

Autumn Season

From September through November, the expedition will go incredibly well. As you begin your trek, the autumn season will welcome you with various natural aspects to depict in front of you. Furthermore, the clear, pleasant weather makes the helicopter flight from Kalapathhar to Lukla go exceptionally well. The trek will go fantastic from Namche Bazar to Dingboche, with lush green vegetation above the landscape and daytime temperatures hovering around 10 degrees Celsius. The bright night sky allows you to stargaze perfectly through Mount Everest’s lap.

Summer Season

From June through August, the season brings significant rain. This season could not be as typical as spring and autumn. EBC trek with helicopter return is only in specific ways beneficial in clear weather and surroundings. Trek will be a little trickier because of the heavy rain that has hit the Everest region. The helicopter ride may be problematic due to the darkened environment and severe rain with poor visibility.

Likewise, returning to Lukla from Kala Patthar may be a bit daunting. With this weather, the adventure will reach a new degree. The rainy summer daytime temperature in the Everest region will be over 15 degrees Celsius, but overnight it drops to -5 degrees Celsius.

Winter Season

From November to the first week of February, the snowy landscape will be distinctive on the EBC trek with helicopter return. The Tengboche to Lobuche trek becomes more rigorous because of the constant snowfall. Icy conditions and the sleepy trail make the trek more onerous. The weather will be exceedingly cold, with a midday temperature of -10 degrees Celsius, making the trek much more challenging.

The weather also shows no compassion as the temperature drops to -15 degrees Celsius at night. In the same way, the helicopter return during the winter Everest season will be quite problematic due to inclement weather and high snowfall. Meanwhile, some trekkers adore the opportunity to trek during this time.

Food and accommodation during the trek

The accommodations vary depending on where you stay throughout the EBC trek with helicopter return. In Kathmandu, you’ll get fantastic lodging from a five-star hotel with high-quality amenities. Similarly, your accommodations along the trek will be in teahouses. Teahouses will provide superior service while admiring the surrounding landscape in the Everest region. Additionally, teahouses will offer internet access and charging points, making it even better.

Similarly, the trek will have three meals daily, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition, you will consume a cup of tea and sandwiches at breakfast. Similarly, the lunch menu will include goods and meals such as Tibetan cuisine, Continental specialties, and traditional Nepali dishes. In addition, momos, Chowmien, and thukpa are also available. Dinner will be a traditional Nepali cuisine with a variety of delicious ingredients. Throughout the trek, you are free to select any meal you prefer as per package.

Difficulty Level of EBC Trek with Heli Return

The EBC trek with heli return is intermediate to simple in difficulty. The entire expedition won’t be complex regarding the trial and other circumstances. Although the Kallapathar trail will be a little tough, it won’t be too difficult to trek. This expedition will be exciting in every way and risk-free. Altitude Sickness will be the primary risk element, though. As the trek will conclude at more than 5000m, altitude sickness is a serious concern.

Due to this, the trek may take longer than usual to complete. So, you may avoid getting altitude sickness by eating foods that may be nutrient-dense and by, drinking enough water, and taking enough rest during the trek. Furthermore, we should undertake specific workouts before the trek to reduce the danger of altitude sickness and fatigue.

Most of the way from Namche Bazaar to Gorakshep, there will be an elevation increase. As a result, if you arrange things ahead of time, you won’t have to worry about anything. The weather can also have a significant impact on a helicopter flight. You might not enjoy the helicopter ride with little vision and terrible weather. Therefore, it is essential to go on this excursion during the best season conceivable.

How to get yourself ready for Everest Base Camp?

You are increasing your fitness and workouts before the expedition will prepare you for Everest Base Camp. Everything should be ideal before the trek, including your health and degree of fitness. Above 3000m to 5000m, trekking for nine to ten days straight won’t be simple. Therefore, you should begin exercising three weeks before your trek; additionally, you ought to be aware of the challenges during Everest Base Camp. Although it won’t be simple, if you exert your utmost, you should be capable of overcoming the difficulties during Everest Base Camp.

Workouts such as cardiovascular training, strength training, and muscle instruction will benefit you throughout your Everest Base Camp trek. Physical training will give you more energy and prepare your body for the trek. Exercises like swimming, jogging, and cycling help you become in shape and boost your immune system’s ability to deal with your body.

Similarly, stretching will increase your muscular flexibility and enable you to trek smoothly. Similar to that, make sure to pack everything well before the expedition—valuable items amid the cold of the Everest Region range from energizing snacks to specialized woolen clothing.

Safety Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Right time Planning

The Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter Return will require meticulous preparation at the appropriate moment. The correct time of year can provide a fantastic view of the Everest region. Everything will go well with precise time planning from Namche Bazaar to Kala Patthar. Before your trek, you should check the Everest region’s weather forecast to familiarize yourself with the terrain and atmosphere.

Due to terrible weather, a helicopter flight won’t be feasible; therefore, you should carefully estimate the weather before going on your trek. Similarly, bringing a SIM card with you on the trek can make connecting with the staff and other participants easier if the need arises.

Well Preparation

The Everest Base Camp Trek will go much more smoothly if you have emotionally and physically prepared yourself before the training. Ensure that you have everything you’ll need for the trek in your possession. To accomplish the trek on time, careful planning is required.

Before the trek, engage in good exercise and contemplation to get your body and mind in shape for this adventure. Likewise, flexibility in preparation for this trek can help you feel more confident. Additionally, research everything about the teahouse and the prices of relevant things that may be beneficial throughout the trek.

Proper Equipment

Peregrine Treks and Tours will be able to provide all trekking equipment. As a result, you won’t need to bring any equipment on the trek. However, the equipment is an essential component of trekking that enables you to pass over some challenging terrain and obstacles. The equipment that you can bring with you will be unique attire.

Woolen hats, scarves, gloves, jackets, trousers, insulated sleeved inners, shocks, undergarments, windproof jackets, sunglasses, water bottles, cameras, and sunscreen cream are a few of the essential items you’ll need to bring on the trek. Additionally, we will manage the equipment, such as the duffle bag, sleeping bag, ice ax, torch lights, trekking poles, Climbing ropes, Carabiner, and so on.

Trek with guide and porter

Without the guides and porters, trekking won’t be as simple and enjoyable. Trekking to one of the world’s highest mountains necessitates the assistance of guides and porters. In any unusual circumstance, you may depend on the assistance of our knowledgeable guides. Moreover, Guides have extensive exposure to the Everest region’s surroundings and the Himalayan way of life. Because of this, they are aware of the proper methods for doing the work.

Along the trek, guides can help you interact with individuals and introduce you to new experiences. Additionally, porters will be available to help you carry your bulky backpacks and luggage during the trek. They are trustworthy, humble, and hardworking people. Similarly, you may tip them simply if you appreciate their assistance.

Only join with government-licensed Trekking Company.

In Nepal, there are several trekking companies. Of these, only a handful of trekking firms received government approval and licensing. The only trekking companies you should use are those the government has authorized. Everything will be feasible with these trekking companies, from rescue operations to emergency response in difficult circumstances.

In addition, a government-licensed trekking company won’t commit any deception about price, itineraries, or other concerns. Additionally, there won’t be any difficulties in controlling the trek’s arrangement across prohibited zones and other locations. With these trekking businesses, also the evacuation will go well. Consequently, if you want to go trekking in Nepal, you should only select a trekking company that has official government authorization.

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Dennis L. Hogue
Morristown, United States

360-degree vista

The Tibetan culture and tradition of the Dingboche towns were truly astounding. I had good vibes trekking across the snowy Himalayas because of the monasteries’ quiet, gorgeous chanting bells. Following the trials through the Tengboche’s in front of a vivid, rich, green landscape was a beautiful sight. I’ll never forget watching a herd of yaks and sheep grazing through the meadows at the foot of Mount Everest. Similarly, the helicopter ride was a spectacular way to cap up the expedition because I saw a 360-degree vista of magnificent mountains like Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.


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Joshua S. Perkins
Chicago, United States

Luxurious Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

I’d want to thank Peregrine Treks and Tours for taking us to the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return at the ideal time of the year. The sky was bright, and the weather was ideal, providing a fantastic view of the magnificent mountains that span the Everest region. From the helicopter overhead, ice glaciers and sheets were apparent. The Gorakshep helipad was also unique because it was where the helicopter transported us across the massive Himalayas from the side. The overall experience of this expedition was incredible, full of sights to see once in a lifetime.


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Martha K. Whiting
Des Moines, United States

First Rate Service of Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

My impression of the Everest region’s traditional teahouse accommodations was one of an era long past. Also, I did not anticipate receiving such first-rate services while under the shadow of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. While climbing from Dingboche to Gorakshep, I also appreciated the mountain Lhotse’s unmistakable face. The meals were also excellent, with everything from Nepali cuisine to the continental fare available there being delicious. The sunrise on Kanchenjunga’s eastern face was amazing. Everyone should experience this adventurous excursion with Peregrine Treks and Tours once in a lifetime, in my opinion.


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Amber Selby
Blewitt Springs, Australia

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

I learn how to survive in this region’s brutal winters from the great Sherpa culture there. It was peaceful to witness how tranquil the people were and the culture they were living in. Seeing the monasteries and prayer flags strung around Namche Bazaar was beautiful. I’ll never forget the incredible helicopter flight that I wasn’t anticipating at the time. I found it somewhat exhilarating to trek the Kalapathhar at an altitude of 5545 meters, and the sight of the Imja Tse and Lhotse glaciers descending to the edge of the Trial gave me the chills.


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Mary Lowrie
Baandee, Australia

Incredible Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter

During this trek, woolen clothing was an utmost help to me. As I rose from the Namche Bazaar, the temperature gradually began to drop. I bought some beautiful local artwork and products from Namche Bazaar. Additionally, I am fortunate to have heard about the ancient facets of the local mountaineers from the Sherpa Museum of the Namche Bazaar. Similarly, the coffee mix with yak milk had a distinct flavor. With dozens of different natural flavors spread throughout Nepal’s eastern Himalayas region, the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return was incredible.


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Millie Bishop
Boughton, United Kingdom

Fantastic Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

I’ll always cherish the memories I got during this Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return. I sincerely thank Peregrine Treks and Tours for giving us this fantastic adventure. The spectacular sensation was looking out of the teahouse windows at Lhotse, Everest, and Makalu in their bare, natural state. Likewise, the weather at that time was highly favorable. Furthermore, the chanting bells’ echoes from Dingboche to Pangboche disseminate uplifting frequencies throughout the Everest region. Likewise, It was fascinating to observe glaciers and ice sheets from a helicopter. Akin to how the Sherpa were so modest, their gesture was divine. I’ll never forget the exhilarating plane flight from Kathmandu to Luka.


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