• Duration13 Days
  • Diffculty-LevelStrenuous
  • Max. Altitude5,545 m
  • Best SeasonSpring and Autumn

Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter back to Lukla is the popular package for Nepal. Trekking to the base of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest, and flying back to Lukla offers a new level of experience for travel enthusiasts. Hundreds of beautiful snow-capped mountains, natural beauties, lush green alpine forest, majestic glacial lakes, rivers and picturesque Sherpa villages, thrilling trails, and exotic flora and fauna. Everest Base Camp trek is a lifetime adventure for the travel lover and adventure seeker.

Nothing can beat the experience of bird-eye view of the Khumbu region, with Everest Base Camp trek and helicopter flying back to Luka. Your journey starts from a 30min thrilling and scenic flight to the most extreme airport in the world - Lukla. The trek began with a scenic and vibrant walk through the lush green forest of Rhododendron, beautiful Sherpa villages alongside the stunning Dudhkoshi river. The trail gradually ascends through the unique Sagarmatha National Park to Namche Bazaar crossing numerous suspension bridges along the way and climbing on a steep path. Spending a day in the most lavish and beautiful Shapland in Namche before leaving for the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region - Tengboche monastery.

Furthermore, you’ll continue towards the Pangboche, Dingboche village and rest another day before leaving for Base Camp. Continuing hiking above the high altitude takes you to the sherpa memorial in Thukla Pass, crossing Khumbu Glaciers, Lobuche Village, and finally, you’ll arrive in the last camp Gorakshep. On the same day, you’ll explore the Everest Base Camp which offers an exquisite view of mountains, Khumbu glaciers. Next morning, you’ll hike to Kalapatthar viewpoint for a panoramic view of the mountains such as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Thamserku, Khongtega, Pumori, and numerous snowy peaks along with magical glaciers and valleys. The helicopter will come to Gorakshep to pick you up and you’ll witness the majestic views of mountains, glaciers, villages, trekking trails, and landscapes from the bird-eye view. Everest Base Camp trek with Helicopter Ride from Gorakshep to Lukla is a must-do trip for the lifetime experience. 

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Heli Trek 

  • Scenic and dramatic flight to the world's most extreme airport - Lukla Airport.
  • Trekking through the alpine forest in Sagarmatha National Park. 
  • Stunning views of the world’s highest mountains like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Pumori, and many more.
  • Acclimatization in the popular sherpaland - Namche Bazaar. 
  • Get a chance to encounter exotic faunas such as snow leopard, Himalayan Tahr, Musk Deer, Himalayan Monal, and Red Panda. 
  • Experience Sherpa culture, their practices, traditions along with delicious food and hospitality. 
  • Experience Tibetan Buddhism, ancient monasteries like Tengboche Monastery, Pangboche Monastery along with Buddhist shrines, prayers flags, mani walls, and stupas. 
  • Experience the breathtaking Helicopter ride above the Khumbu region. 
  • Hike to the most popular viewpoint of Nepal - Kala Patthar Viewpoint (5,545m) for the panoramic views of mountains, glaciers, and landscapes. 

Besides the trek and Heli ride, you are supporting the local economy as well, collecting lifetime memories, and promoting Nepal’s tourism at the same time. This trip is the most exciting and popular trip in the Everest Region. We offer different Everest Base Camp Trek packages that you can check on our trekking in the Everest region section. Likewise, we offer genuine Everest Base Camp Trek costs without risking safety. To know more in detail about Everest Base Camp Trek for Nepali or Everest Base Camp Trek from India, feel free to contact us anytime.

Itinerary & Map

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  • Accommodation:Three Star Standard Hotel
  • Altitude:1,350 m

We will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival day. Our airport representative will take you to the hotel and assist you in check-in. As your arrival time may fluctuate, we have not planned anything on this day. The remaining day is free to explore around the streets of Thamel and get used to the surroundings. In the evening, we will have a welcome dinner where you can meet with the rest of the team members.

  • Accommodation:Three Star Stadard Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Altitude:1,350 m

Today's sightseeing tour in Kathmandu will give you a good insight into Nepali art and architecture. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath. All of these monuments hold great importance in the history of Nepal. Later in the evening, you will meet with the trek guide and have a quick briefing session about the trek.

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner
  • Altitude:2,840 m

After early morning breakfast, you will take a short 30 minutes flight to the starting point of the trek, Lukla. The flight offers stunning aerial views of the Himalayan mountains. Upon landing at the Lukla airport, meet with the porters and begin descending towards Phakding village. It will be a three hours trek today. The trail goes along the Dudh Koshi River and lush forests. From Phakding, you will continue trekking towards Monjo, the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park.

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:3,440 m

We will register our permits and begin trekking towards the Namche Bazar. Crossing the Hillary bridge, you will enter the national park. The trial offers frequent glimpses of Mt. Everest. Along the way, you pass by many small villages and waterfalls. The route to Namche Bazar steeply ascends through dense forests, crossing many suspension bridges and streams.

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:3,880 m

Altitude:Everest View Hotel 3,962 mToday is our first rest day to acclimatize our body with the elevation. We will spend the day exploring the village and going on a half-day hike to The Everest View Hotel that offers breathtaking views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. Likewise, we can also hike to Khumjung village, where you can visit the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region. Later, spend the evening mingling with Sherpas.

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:3,875 m

The trail from Namche Bazar ascends through beautiful rhododendron forests and picturesque mountain villages. You can see a range of mountain views along the way. The view of Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Thamserku gets impressive as you approach Tengboche. The trail passes the Imja Khola and takes you to the last destination for the day.

Here, you will get to visit the largest monastery of the Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery. In the evening, you will join puja.

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:4,410 m

If you can wake up early, then do catch the sunrise over Ama Dablam before moving towards Dingboche. Trust us, it will be one of the best sunrises you will see in your life. The trail from Tengboche crosses Imja Khola and passes by the hamlet of Pangboche. You can see many colorful prayer flags, mani walls, chortens, and prayer wheels along the way. The trail goes through Orsho, and you will reach Dingboche village.

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:5,080 m

Today is a crucial acclimatization day to adjust your body with the altitude and let you rest before pushing further towards Everest Base Camp. You will explore the village and hike to the near viewpoint to witness breath-taking panoramas of Mt. Kantega, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and many other mountains

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:4,910 m

The air from here onwards begins to thin as you gain altitude. Likewise, the landscape becomes more bare and desolate. The route gradually climbs towards Lobuche, a fine village located at the foot of Lobuche peak.

  • Accommodation:Standard Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:5,364 m

It is a big day. The trail finally takes you to the EBC. Leaving Lobuche behind, you will ascend and reach Gorak Shep. Making your way through the Khumbu Glacier, you will walk on boulders, loose rocks, and small craters. 

Upon reaching Everest Base Camp, you will feel a great sense of achievement and see mountaineers getting ready to push towards the top of Mt. Everest. You will not see the top of Everest from its base camp because other giant mountains cover it. Spend some time here and descend to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

  • Accommodation:Standard Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:5,545 m

fly back to lukla

  • Accommodation:Three Star Standard Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Altitude:1,350 m

Another scenic flight from Lukla will take you back to Kathmandu. The flight will be short. You will have an entire day in Kathmandu to explore tourist sites, shop, and relax. Farewell dinner in the evening.

  • Meals:Breakfast

The last day in Kathmandu. Our airport representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport We will See you next Time once didn't finish to explore 

The given itinerary for the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter back from Gorakshep to Lukla is the standard one. If you are not satisfied with the given itinerary, you can customize it in your own way. 

Cost Details

Includes
  • Airport pick up and drop. 
  • 3 Night Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu in BB plan. 
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with a private guide and private vehicles. 
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • Full board meals during the trekking ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) from the menu of the teahouse. 
  • Best available teahouse accommodation during the trek on a twin-sharing basis.
  • Seasonal fruits as the desert during the dinner. 
  • Highly experienced English-speaking friendly, helpful guide and porters (one porter for two trekkers), including all their salary, food, accommodation, transportation, equipment, and accidental insurance.
  • Round trip flight tickets, including airport departure taxes ( KTM-LUK-KTM)
  • Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla airport. 
  • Down jacket, Sleeping bag, duffel bag, trekking map (Note: Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, and Duffel Bag need to be returned after the completion of the trip)
  • Mystic Adventure Holidays' T-shirt, trip completion certificate, trekking map, and a cup as a souvenir from the company. 
  • First aid medical kit (carried by your leader)
  • Sagarmatha National Park's fee and Rural Municipality entry permit
  • All government taxes and service charges
Excludes
  • Nepalese entry visa fee.
  • International Flights Tickets. 
  • Excess baggage charge(s) for Lukla airport. 
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu. 
  • Travel and rescue insurance ( Mandatory)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • Compulsory to Tips For Guide and supporting staff (Min. 10% of Paying amount)
  • All the expenses i.e. not mentioned in includes section

Additional Info

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek Difficulty 

Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek with a fair share of challenging steep ascends and descends. Mind you, descents are as difficult as ascents, so don't take it lightly and be careful on the track. You will be walking 6 to 7 hours a day at a minimum, therefore you have to be in good health and fitness. 

The trail winds through dense forests and the region get remote with an increase in elevation. You have to walk in thin air before touching EBC, which can get challenging for some trekkers. Along with that, you always have to look for altitude sickness and make sure you do not get any symptoms. You can learn more about altitude sickness here.

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek Permit 

After the decentralization, you no longer need a TIMS card to trek in the Everest region. Now, you will need Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit to trek to EBC.

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance permit cost: NPR 2000 per person 
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit cost: NPR 3000 per person

You can get both of these permits from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or Monjo.

*Note: If you are trekking from Jiri, then you will need an extra permit called Gaurishankar Conservation Area permit, which costs 3000 per person.

Best time to go on Everest Base Camp Heli Trek 

To enjoy the trek to its fullest, you have to trek in spring and autumn. Spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) is the best time of the year to go on the Everest Base Camp Trekking. These seasons have moderate climates and stable weather. 

The trail sees hundreds of flowers bloom in the spring. And autumn adds the warmth of festivity to the environment as the Nepalese celebrate their biggest festivals in this season. Trekking Everest Base Camp in winter is possible, but you have to be well prepared to face freezing cold and possible trail blockage. Monsoon is not a good time of the year to trek to EBC.

Food & Accommodation during Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

Everest Base Camp Trekking route is one of the developed trekking routes in the Himalayas, therefore you will get both luxury and budget-friendly accommodations. Our Everest Base Camp Trek package includes a lodge stay. The rooms will be small with limited furniture and a double bed. Likewise, the washroom will be shared/private depending upon the lodge. 

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be given during the trek. The food will be served as per the menu of the lodge. You can get dishes like rice, curries, momo, noodles, pasta, pizza, sandwich, soup, toast, eggs, meat, veggies, porridge, bakery items, tea, coffee, thukpa, etc. 

Tips to make the journey smooth

  • Doble checks all the gears and clothing before embarking on the trek.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and fill it in the lodge/tea shops along the route. It will save you a lot of money and also keep the environment clean.
  • You may not find ATMs beyond Namche Bazar, so withdraw enough cash to use further on the trail.
  • Do know that you may have to pay a few extra bucks to use services like WiFi, hot shower, and charging booth at some places.
  • Carry a Nepali SIM card to use cellular data on the way (network may not be stable all the time).
  • Carry extra batteries or a solar charger.
  • You can tip any amount you like to the crew members. To give you a general idea, this is what we recommend- USD 100 to porter & guide, USD 5 to the tour guide, and USD 2 to driver.
  • Always walk on the mountainside, especially when yaks and mules are passing by.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Hydration is the key to avoiding altitude sickness.
  • Always say Namaste to the locals touching both palms and bending little.
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