EBC Heli Trek

10 Days

EBC Heli Trek is a most liked thing to do in Nepal. To make the dream of millions come true, Everest base camp trek helicopter return has been an appealing itinerary in common to many circumstances. Everest base camp has been on the bucket list of millions of people around the world. Although Everest basecamp is admired by many, all of those do not make to Everest because of many reasons, as bellow:  

  1. Afraid of their fitness level
  2. Shortage of 2 week long holiday
  3. Budget do not worth for helicopter tour
the begining days of eebc heli trek
Bridge taking you high so as to get close to the 1st view point to Mt Everest on your second day trekking to Everest heli trek

  But, coming to 2024, things have changed a lot. There are plenty of helicopters to serve you in the trip to EBC Heli trek. Because of this all 3 problems mentioned above are solved partially. If you are not fit for Everest base camp trek, there are many ways to get ready for it. Firstly, train yourself and if not skip the hard part of the trek.


      And once you get to Everest base camp, your Everest base camp.Everest base camp trek helicopter return is done. You do not have to walk more. However, the regular Everest base camp trekking itinerary will have 3 more days to trek back to Lukla.  

    Outline itinerary for EBC Heli Trek

    1. We receive you at the airport & transfer to your hotel.
    2. Fly to Lukla & trek to Monjo.
    3. Monjo to Namche (3440m).
    4. Acclimatize & overnight at Namche.
    5. Namche to Tengboche Monastery.
    6. Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m); 5hrs.
    7. Trek to Lobuche 5000m.
    8. Lobuche to to Everest basecamp, overnight at Ghorakshep.
    9. Sunrise hike to kalapatthar (5545m) & helicopter to Lukla.
    10. Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu.

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    Itinerary for Everest base camp helicopter trek

    Welcome to Nepal ! Our office representative will be waiting you at the airport. He will take you to the respective hotel, if you are curious about Everest base camp Heli trek; feel free to talk about the trip. Office representative will help you to check in hotel and let you know the meeting time for your pre-trip meeting. In meeting we will talk about Everest Base Heli trek, gears you have and you need, things to consider and ignore during the trip and we will answer all your questions about Heli Trek to Everest Base Camp.

    Trekking to Everest Base camp starts after short flight to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Everest region. After 22 minutes of scenic flight, we will reach Tenjing Hillary Airport. This airport has scenic view of Karyolong Mountain and beautiful Dudh Ksohi river valley. Once we get to Lukla, we will have breakfast at local restaurant and trekking begins to Monjo. Today’s hike is gradual downs and ups (warm up Hike), which will be approx 3 hours from Lukla to Monjo. We will stay at local guest house at Monjo village, Monjo is village with view of Mt. Thamsherku.

    Trekking will take around 8 hours to get to Namche. Walking through the jungle, following the river valley, pine forest, numerous suspension bridges; these features of today's hike will brightens you for choosing trekking in Nepal. We start trekking to Namche after breakfast at Monjo. We will pass numerous suspension bridge including iconic high altitude bridge at Larche Dovan. After Lunch at Jorsalle village (national park check point is at Jorsalle village), we meet this highest bridge and the trail starts steep ascent of the day. Your mission of this trekking in Nepal is to trek Everest Base Camp; so do not rush today, take it slow, do not rush in order to compete other or yourself, save energy for higher up. From Durpin dada (translates as Binocular ridge in Nepali) we will have first sight to Everest if the weather is perfect.

    Walk higher and sleep low is main motto of today's hike. So, we do day hike for couple of hours which starts from Everest view point at Sagarmatha National Park Museum. Once you visit this National Park Museum, you can decide which landmark to choose for the hike. You can decide these things with your guide on the spot. Khumjung village has Hillary school (funded by Tenjing Hillary Foundation from the establishments till this date), has a monastery with Yeti Scalp. We also can see mountain village and people working at their field. Whereas Everest View Hotel has perfect view of entire Everest Mountain range. We will stay at the restaurant of this hotel, order some tea and take a sip of tea with magnificent view of Everest and all the range. Khunde Village is famous for having Khunde Hospital (it is a small Hospital) and it has a Monastery (every village has a monastery in Nepal.

    It will take approx. 5 hours to trek from Namche village to Tengboche. Tengboche is famous for its monastery. This monastery is biggest monastery of the Khumbu region & it is famous for foot step of Lama Sange Dorje printed on the stone. You can see this foot and hand print of Snage Dorje right at the main temple entrance gate of Tengboche Monastery. Scenery of the mountain is perfect as you can see Everest all most all day if weather is clear. Another interesting thing about Mountain View is the scenery of Thamsherku and Mt. Amadablam which looks far at the beginning of the day and gets really closer at the end of the day.

    After breakfast we will head to Dingboche village. Dingboche village lies in between Mt. Lotse and Mt Amadablam. People used to stay at Pheriche village which is next to river and got really windy. As we stay for acclimatization at this village we need to spend two night in here, so we choose a place with less wind and that is Dingboche. Dingboche is second acclimatization destination during trekking to Everest Base camp. Day 07 Acclimatization at Dingboche 4350m, side trip to Nangkarsyang peak (5081m) We will do side trip to Nangkarsyang peak aftre breakfast at the local guest house. The entire hike all the way to top takes about 4 hours. If you want to save energy for your Everest Base Camp view walk till the height of 4800 meters and it is enough for acclimatization. From the hike you will be able to see unreal view of Dingboche valley, Imja river, Chola lake (glacial lake), Makalu (8 thousander mountain) and many other surrounding mountains. We will come back to Dinboche for Lunch.

    Trekking to Lobuche gives different view of Everest mountain range. Once you get to the top of Thukla pass, we will have different prospective of Khumbu himalaya range. Mt. Pumori, Lobuche peak, Mt. Nuptse and many other on Lobuche side looks awesome whereas Pheriche river valley and Mt. Amadablam on another side is picturesque. Thukla pass is not hard pass like Chola Pass or Kongmala Pass but its steepness all the way to top from Thukla village will take approximately an hour. Take slow and steady steps, do not push too much; you will make to the top for magnificent view. You also can see all the memorials of Climbers from Everest Expedition on the top of Thukla pass. Once you get to the top, trail is gradual and easy but might be windy. Do not forget to watch sunset at Mt. Nuptse, it is awesome.

    Lobuche has a great sunrise view on the surrounding Mountains, but it will be colder start than other days. Lobuche village being at the altitude of 5000 meters your walking pace will be less than usual; also we start early as we will need to walk for approx 9 hours today; this is a big day. It is big day since we will conquer Everest base camp and tick it off of your bucket list. We walk for 3 hours to Gorakshep village, have lunch after checking in the local Guest house; right after Lunch we will hike to Everest Base Camp for 3 approx 3 hours. It will take another 3 hours to get back from Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep for that overnight stay.

    We leave really early to catch Kalapatthar sunrise. Apart form amazing sunrise behind the mountains we will see infinite number of Mountain range and the mountain Valley. Kalapatthar is one and only point of the entire Everest base camp Trek, from where you can see all ( Khumbu ice fall, Khumbu Glacier, Everest Base Camp and all the towering) mountains at once.It will take 2 hours to get to the top of Kalapatthar but you can catch preetymuch similar view from 1/3rd of the entire climb. After the view, we get down to the Lodge, have our breakfast and fly to Lukla in helicopter. Helicopter will fly right above the Khumbu Glacier which gives awesome view of the mountains and the glacier. Heli trek to Everest Base Camp trek is special for this reason that you can get the view of Kalapatthar Twice in single trekking to EBC Kalapatthar.

    We will fly out of Lukla by plane (this plane might be the smallest passenger plane you have ride). Scenic flight to Kathmandu will end the trip. After getting back to Kathmandu your guide will help you to check in your hotel.

    Overview of EBC trekking up Helicopter down trek

    Everest Base Camp Trekking with Helicopter Return is one of the fastest ways to get to the base of the world’s tallest mountains and back in a hurry, especially for those who have short vacations but still want to stroll in the heart of Everest.The culture and traditional heritage life of the native Sherpa are equally fascinating and worth a visit, as well as to experience the culture and warm hospitality while trekking and spending the night in nice lodges close to nice villages. This is in addition to the stunning views of beautiful landscapes and views of high mountains.Everest Base Camp Trekking with Helicopter return begins taking a normal schedule flight from Kathmandu to reach Himalaya region around high Khumbu at Lukla town, where our walk starts entering into Sherpa areas facing incredible mountain views along the trek.The Khumbu region’s major town, Namche Bazaar, is reached as the journey continues. From there, a scenic trail leads to the lovely Thyangboche, which is surrounded by green flora, huge tree lines, and a variety of peaks with views of Mt. Everest and the spectacular Amadablam.Enjoy a tour of Thyangboche Monastery’s amazing interior as we travel beyond the tree line through desolate, windswept terrain and closer to tall mountains to reach our major attraction and last destination, Everest Base Camp.Admire the magnificent scenery of the high mountains, with views of the massive Khumbu Ice-Fall and glaciers up close. Then, follow the adventure to the highest point of the journey on top of Kala Patthar at a height of 5,545 m, where you will be treated to an incredible view of peaks, including Everest and Mt. Pumori, which are only a short distance away.Cost of Everest base camp with helicopter returnAs for the cost of Everest Base Camp Trek, there is no fixed price. The size of the group affects the cost of the helicopter tour. In high altitudes, a helicopter may carry a maximum of 5 passengers and 450 kilograms of weight.The price of the luxurious hiking package with a helicopter return will range from $2600 to $3000   depends upon your choosing route and service.

    Best season to visit Everest base camp trek with helicopter return

    March, April, May, October, and November are the most popular months for hiking in the Everest region because they are the months with the best weather. The spring and the fall often include mild temperatures, sunny skies, little to no rain, and a lower probability of unfavorable snowfall.Although the winter months of December, January, and February are undoubtedly the off-season, they are not necessarily a “poor” time to travel to EBC. You would need to be well-prepared for freezing situations because temperatures can get very low. However, the skies are frequently exceptionally clear in the winter, providing stunning mountain views.It is not recommended to visit EBC during the rainy season (June to early September). In addition to the rainy weather, which can cause mudslides and landslides on routes, rain clouds can block the views of the mountains. However, it is also warmer now, and it doesn’t rain all day every day too often.

    Maximum altitude of the trek

    Your journey start from Nepal capital city Kathmandu (1400m) to lukla airport (2846 m). Lukla is the starting point of trekking and in this trek you get the maximum altitude kalapathar (5545m).

    Fitness level or Difficulty of Everest basecamp heli trek

    The difficulty level of the Everest Base Camp is moderate. You are perfectly fit for the Everest Base Camp Trek if you regularly work out at the gym, swim, train physically, or run. If you want to participate in the Everest Base Camp Journey but don’t currently engage in any physical activity, you must walk for at least 4 to 7 kilometres every day for at least 30 days prior to the commencement of your trek. Build up to being able to trek or stroll for 5–6 hours without taking many breaks. If you live somewhere without many hills or mountains, walk hill intervals on a treadmill and stair stepper twice a week.Everest base camp trek with helicopter return skips the difficulty of the downhill walking.As EBC trek is famous as a more than 2 week long trek, EBC Heli Trek has shortened its trekking itinerary by less than 9 days. This is a milestone in saving your valuable time; at the same time you will get a chance to soak into the beauty of Everest with your foot on Everest base camp.At last Budgets is not an issue with our itinerary. Helicopter rides might sound expensive, but Nepalgram’s EBC Heli Trek has been made to reduce the cost. Check our itinerary & price for Everest base camp trek with helicopter return trip.

    Trekking up and helicopter down

    Specialty of this adventure trek is to reduce the amount of effort on walking downhill after getting to the top of Everest base camp by trekking up the helicopter down. On the way up towards the base camp of Everest, you will go on foot. You will walk on the base camp of Everest. Right after getting to the base camp, we will fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter.
    Lukla & Namche - Lukla is where we will fly back on helicopter on our last day of trek during everest base camp with helicopter trek
    Lukla air strip & Namche Bazzar with view of Mt Kusum Kangeru & Mt Kongde respectively from right
    In short, you will trek all the way to Everest base camp, in the regular itinerary, which has been followed for years. With acclimatization, side excursion and everything as regular Everest base camp trekking, you will take all joy of the trek.

    Cost of EBC Heli Trek

    Obviously, the price will be more in case of helicopters involved in the trip to Everest base camp. But it is not more because of many reason, some of them are as below:
    • You will fly on an aero plane – both ways from Kathmandu to Lukla & just Everest base camp to Lukla will be a helicopter ride, in return.
    • Instead of spending 4 more days on a regular Everest base camp trek, you will spend that time and money in 9 days Everest base camp trek with helicopter return.
    • You will cut the 12 days Everest base camp trip to 9 days – time is more valuable than money, right?
    •   Normally, all trekkers trekking to Everest base camp are in bad shape, when they are on 8th day of their trek. So 4 more days of travel after this fatigue stage is not easy, everyone needs to push it but you signing up for Everest base camp trek with helicopter return will skip this bad time.
    • If you have Knee problem, this trip to Everest base camp will skip the downhill walk
    •   Apart from time and Money, there is joy in Everest base camp trek Helicopter return package. The flight from Everest base camp to Lukla has a wider prospect of aerial view of Khumbu Himalaya range, you will fly right atop of Khumbu glacier, the top view of Everest base camp trekking trail you have walked, the view of the valley; all are just astonishing.

    EBC Heli Trek overview

    Everest base camp trekking has been in the bucket list of many mountain lovers from around the globe. But the length of vacation and unsure about physical fitness level has made this base camp trek less sure.To mitigate this gap of vacation days or fitness level and interest in trekking to EBC; we suggest Everest base camp trek helicopter return package.Basically this package of trek to Everest base camp is similar to normal Everest base camp trekking; but to shorten the number of days and avoid the repeated trekking trail on return; you will fly back to lukla on actual Everest base camp trek day.After starting the trek from Lobuche; trekkers will have a quick lunch at Gorakshep and then trek to Everest base camp. After getting to the Everest base camp everyone gets back to Gorak Shep for the night stay. And the next morning we hiked up to Kalapatthar to get the sunrise above Mt Everest.Soon after breakfast at Gorakshep – our chopper is ready to take you back to Lukla for connecting flight to Kathmandu.Purpose of staying overnight at Gorakshep village is to watch the sunrise from the summit of Kalapatthar, which is one of the highlights of Everest base camp trek. But if you do not want to spend the night at Gorak Shep you can fly right after Everest base camp. Also you can do both on the same day and fly back to Lukla – the same day But the weather of the Mountain is never predictable.If you choose to fly back to Lukla on the same day and if you have to choose – either basecamp or kalapatthar! Our suggestion is Kalapatthar.From the top of kala patthar you can see Everest base camp and the stunning view – along with. But Everest base camp is about pride of getting there. If you want to make a pride or a view :– your decision; at this point.On the contrary – as EBC Heli Trek package takes you on the air – trekking to basecamp on foot and taking a helicopter for aerial view of Kalapatthar and Mount Everest would be wiser. These all depend on the weather of the day you will be trekking from Lobuche to gorakshep. Thus it’s wise to decide on this with your trekking guide for the trip.

    Everest basecmap helicopter trek Major Highlights

    • Skipping the knee killer downhill trail of Everest base camp by using helicopter for your comfort & still keep the cost down by taking helicopter till Lukla
    • High hanging suspension Bridges along with 6 other same type of Bridge along the Everest base camp trekking trail
    • Namche Bazaar, the world's tallest commercial hub. The famed "Sherpa" people's primary settlement.
    • Fly above the tallest mountain Mt. Everest and its entire range - and the bird eye look on Khumbu glacier & Khumbu ice fall
    • At 5545 meters, Kalapathar offers breathtaking views of Mount Everest (8848 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), Nuptse (7861 meters), Amadablam, and many other peaks.
    • Views of Mount Everest's sunrise and sunset are magnificent from Kala Pathar.
    • Tibetan Buddhism and practice with prayer flags & stone paintings
    • Get to know the culture, tradition, food, and inspiring lifestyle of the Sherpas in local museum & monasteries
    • From Kala Patthar, take a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu while admiring the view of the area from above.

    Everest basecmap with helicopter return cost details for all packages of Nepagram Advneture

    All Inclusive package

    Price for All Inclusive Package = USD $2490 per person – for Min 2 people in the group

    “All inclusive package is a common package offered by all most all the trekking agencies in Nepal.”

    COST DETAILS OF ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

    Cost Includes of Heli Trek to Everest Basecamp – All inclusive package

    • Domestic flights, to and from Lukla.
    • Airport pickups and drop offs by private car for domestic and international flights as in the itinerary.
    • Helicopter cost
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking, fresh fruit served every night after dinner.
    • All accommodation during the trek.
    • All necessary paperworks, entry permits & Sagarmatha national park entrance fees.
    • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government licensed guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking and tour.
    • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
    • Card processing fee for online payable amount
    • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
    • All government taxes and office expenses.

    Cost Excludes of Heli Trek to Everest Basecamp – All inclusive package

    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 30$ dollar visa fee for 15 days, cash money will be easier
    • Your Travel and medical insurance.
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee in the morning are included with breakfast.
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).



    Guide+B/B Package OR Service package

    “Service package comes with all arrangement for your trek except food and accommodation in the cities – which you can do by yourself on this modern era.”

    Price for Guide+B/B Package (service Package) = USD $2040 per person for Min 2 people in the group

    COST DETAILS OF SERVICE PACKAGE

    Cost Includes of Heli Trek to Everest Basecamp for Guide+B/B Package

    • All necessary paperworks, entry permits & Sagarmatha national park entrance fees.
    • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
    • Domestic flights, to and from Lukla.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
    • All government taxes and office expenses.
    • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

    Cost Excludes of Heli Trek to Everest Basecamp for Guide+B/B Package

    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 30$ dollar visa fee for 15 days, cash money will be easier
    • Your Travel and medical insurance.
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
    • All food and accommodation
    • Porter
    • Anything not illustrated on the inclusion section



    LUXURY PACKAGE

    “Luxury package comes with comfortable trip possible in the Himalayan circumstances and inside Nepal. Every service we use for your Luxury package will be best available.”

    Price for luxury package = USD $3610 per person for Min 2 people in the group

    COST DETAILS OF LUXURY PACKAGE

    Cost Includes of Honeymoon Heli Trek to Everest Basecamp for Luxury Package

    • 2 night 5 star Hotel in Kathmandu(according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
    • Luxury/ 5* accommodations with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with all drink during the trek
    • All necessary paperworks, entry permits & Sagarmatha national park entrance fees.
    • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
    • Domestic flights, to and from Lukla.
    • Airport pickups and drop offs by private car for domestic and international flights as in the itinerary.
    • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for one trekker).
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
    • All government taxes and office expenses.
    • Card processing fee for online payable amount
    • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
    • All the non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee.
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver.

    Cost Excludes of Heli Trek to Everest Basecamp for luxury package

    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 30$ dollar visa fee for 15 days, cash money will be easier
    • Your Travel and medical insurance.

    Everest basecamp helicopter trek frequently asked questions for travellers

    Is Everest Base Camp safe to walk?

    Trekking in Nepal is generally safe from humans. But as it is high altitude and inside the national park – wild life might be dangerous to some point. Including all the risks Everest basecamp helicopter return trek is 99.9% safe.

    How long will I have to walk during the Everest basecamp helicopter return trek?

    You will often be on walk for 5 to 6 hours while on the trip. But the hours may vary according to the pace of individual.

    How are the arrangements for safe drinking water on this trip?

    Drinking bottled water is not recommended from Nepalgram adventure’s side. But you can always buy boiled water in every tea houses on Everest basecamp helicopter return trek.
    Also you can take purification tablets to drink water from the tap. But to be hydrated – it is recommended to drink enough tea, hot water and soup.

    Do we have enough time at Everest base camp durig Everest basecamp helicopter return trek?

    Ans: Yes, you will have 15 to 50 minutes at Everest Base Camp, which is more than enough time to take in the beautiful view of the glaciers and rocky rocks. A longer duration is not advised because of the high altitude threat.

    How can I keep from getting altitude sickness when hiking?

    Ans: Yes! One of the primary issues you could have during the trek is altitude sickness. Here are some advice from our knowledgeable guides and travel coordinators on how to prevent altitude sickness while on the hike.

    • Keep yourself hydrated.
    • Eat a balanced diet and get enough nourishment.
    • Steer clear of alcohol, tobacco, and cigarettes.
    • Slow ascent with adequate rest and acclimatization
    • Share your changes with your trekking partner or trekking guide

    What kind of meals will I take while hiking?

    Ans: You will eat three meals a day while on Everest basecamp helicopter return trek. To be specific it is breakfast, lunch & dinner. Food is at the lodge where you will be staying. A nutritionist-designed balanced diet of proteins, carbs, and fats is present in every meal.
    You can keep some snacks, nuts or chocolates for change of taste.

    What kind of Toilets & shower will I have to use while hiking?

    Toilets are indoor. Most of the tea houses will have commode toilets but once we get to the last village Gorakshep the toilet might get squat as commode toilet do not function because of freezing temperature.
    Toilets in the beginning days of Everest basecamp helicopter return trek are as same as back home
    Showers has the same story as toilets. In the mountains – above 4000 meters it is not recommended to use showers so – forget shower for 3 days in Everest basecamp helicopter return trek.

    How much extra cash do I need each day?

    Ans: You should budget between USD$20 and $25 for personal expenses for the trekking. It all depends on how much money you spend. It will cost between USD $1.5-5.00 every day to purchase water bottles, chocolate, and a few drinks.

    What permits are necessary to complete this trek?

    Ans: Two permits are necessary for Everest basecamp helicopter return trek: the Sagarmatha National Permit and the Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit. These permits are available at the Nepal Tourism Office in Kathmandu or at the corresponding counters in the Everest region.

    The cost of a Sagarmatha National Park permit is approximately NPR 3000 (USD 30) per person and that of a Khumbu Rural Municipality permit is approximately NPR 2000 (USD 20) per person. However, for about NPR 1500, residents of SAARC nations can obtain a Sagarmatha National Permit (USD 15).

    How long does the Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return take in total?

    Ans: This Everest basecamp expedition’s overall trekking distance will be 65 KM. It takes 9 days of trekking for EBC heli return trek.
    Total number of days for your home to home will be 11 days if you can arrange the international flights accordingly. As in other trekking of Everest, it will begin in Lukla and end when you get in Kala Patthar.

    What is the highest point of the trek?

    Ans: Kala Patthar is the highest point of the Everest Basecamp Helicopter Return trekking package. Kalapatthar peak is at an altitude of 5,645m. This trek ends at Gorakshep/Kalapatthar or Everest base camp, from where you can take a flight back to Lukla by helicopter following plane for Lukla to Kathmandu.

    How do you get back to Kathmandu from Everest Base Camp?

    Everest base camp with heli return’s highlights is the helicopter ride back to Lukla. Giving trekkers the chance to witness the bird eye view of Everest Himalayas’ dazzling peaks, roiling glaciers, and distinctive Sherpa culture.
    After reaching Everest basecamp – you will take helicopter back to Lukla and the next day take plane back to Kathmandu.
    From Gorakshep to Lukla, you would take a helicopter to avoid the further suffering after climaz has been accomplished.
    Then board a commercial flight to Kathmandu alongside other trekkers from Lukla gives you chance to spend one night at famous Lukla village. These days, helicopter flight from Everest basecamp to Lukla or Kathamndu is offered throughout the year.

    Can you trek to Everest Base Camp alone?

    Ans: The trail from Lukla to Everest base camp is clearly marked, thus one can hike alone as an independent hiker. But having a guide and porters will make you feel much safer, therefore it is advisable to have guide porter crew. If you become ill and are unable to continue walking, your guide can help and support you there. When there is a major illness, the guides will assist in whatever way they can to get the patient to the closest medical facility.

    How difficult is it to walk to Everest Base Camp?

    Trekking to Everest basecamp is not as hard as you are imagining at the moment from your comfort. When you are on the trek you will surely make it.
    The only issue is contracting acute altitude sickness. However, if you go slowly and take several breaks, a high climb won’t be as challenging as people talk about. You will also forget how difficult the walks were if you are walking through gorgeous landscape.
    Problem of high altitude sickness any health issue in the mountains are typically personal stuff. So how does your body reacts can only be tested when you come to the mountains of Everest.

    Can helicopters get to Everest Base Camp?

    Ans: Yes, you can get to Everest Base Camp by helicopter. Flying over the Everest Base Camp will provide you a view of stunning high mountains.
    But helicopter do not always land at Everest base camp. Depending on the ground condition, season and weather condition – landing on the Everest base camp is determined by pilot and airlines.

    Can beginners hike to Everest Base Camp even though taking helicopter to trek back?

    Taking helicopter has made Everest base camp trekking easier than ever. So as to acclimatize your body with mountains and get the scenery of the Himalaya – you have to trek uphill till Everest base camp and once you reach at Everest base camp you can take helicopter.
    In this Everest basecamp helicopter return package of Nepalgram, we take helicopter to Lukla but not to Kathmandu. Doing this you will save some cheque and also able to spend a night at famous Lukla village.

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    EBC Heli Trek
    21% Off
    From $2,490 $1,975
    / person for All Inclusive Package
    From $2,040 $1,760
    / person for Service package
    From $3,610
    / person for Luxury Package
    • Local Experience
    • March to May & Sep to Dec
    • Helicopter, Plane, Car
    • 5545 meter at Kalapatthar
    • Loacal/Luxury tea-house & standard/5* Hotel in city
    • Helicopter trekking tour
    • Kathmandu
    • Kathmandu
    • In person
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    This trip is 100% customizable

    Big Group? We can help safer
    Special request? We fit
    Different Itinerary? We moderate

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