Everest Base Camp Trek and Fly Back Lukla by Helicopter

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Trip Information
  • Trip Duration12 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate - Strenuous
  • Activities Trekking & Helicopter Flight
  • Max. Altitude 5550 m/18209 ft
  • Best Time February-June, September-December
  • Kathmandu Lukla Flight, world dangerous airport with scenic views of the landscapes
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Stunning sunrise view over Mt. Everest from Kalapatthar
  • Get familiarised with the tradition, culture and lifestyles of the Sherpa community
  • Helicopter Shuttle ride back from Gorak Shep to Lukla instead of trekking
  • Amazing experience of a helicopter flying over mountains
  • 360-degree panoramic views of highest Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse 4th highest mountain in the World’s, Mt. Makalu world’s 5th highest, Mt. Cho Oyu world’s 6th highest and many other
  • Trekking to World Best trail Mount Everest Base Camp within 12 Days
  • Explore famous monasteries and museums of Everest region
  • Hike to Everest view hotel, the highest placed hotel in the world
  • Achievement Certificate is award to each individuals in the recognition of your amazing trip

Everest Base Camp Trek and Fly Back by Helicopter is one of the adventurous and demanding trip. If you are in tight schedule and don’t want to miss out any sight of Everest then, these our carefully crafted Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek itinerary ensures proper acclimatization, allowing you to enjoy one of the world’s most stunning adventures. Actually, these trip has been designed for those who cannot complete Classical Everest Base Camp Trek due to tight schedule or those who don’t want to get get themselves trekking back along the same trail. The aerial view of Everest region is magnificent and you will have unobstructed view of Everest Region at one shot.

Everest Base Camp Trek fly back by Helicopter begins from kathmandu and take adventure 30 Minutes flight to Lukla. The trek takes you to the Base of Mount Everest and top of kalapatthar (5643m). Trail passes through mani stones, colourful strips of prayer flags and chortens you reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to everest where we spend 2 nights for acclimatization and to discover village and interact with local sherpa people. Then, Standard everest trail ascend towards the Tengboche and follows the Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorak Sheep. Hike to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and next morning hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) which offer best glimpse of Everest. Enjoy awe inspiring views of the highest mountains in the world including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Nuptse and other many more. Experience Close view of the highest peak and Mount Everest in front of eyes. After completing one of the most exhilarating treks, take a short helicopter flight back Lukla from Gorakshep following the spectacular view of Khumbu Valley and next morning flight back to Kathmandu via Airplane.

On this Trek, you will visit all the highlights and trekking trails of 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with our professionally trained and experienced trekking guides. We at Aspiration Adventure have designed these 12 days Everest Trek with Heli Flight from Gorakshep to Lukla itinerary that includes your arrival and departure days from Nepal as well. We also have another optional package, Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return within 11 Days for those who wish to fly directly to Kathmandu instead of staying at Lukla.

We offer Everest Heli Trek throughout the year but September, October, November, December and March, April, May is regards as the best season. Please feel free to contact us directly Mobile +977 9813665337 Available on WhatsApp, Viber or WeChat. To Send Direct Inquiry Click here or via Email.

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From the beginning of enquiry, you will have travel representive to talk thorugh email, phone call, social media or any desire medium who will give you an honest assessment of this trip and make sure to experienced difference. This personal service and warm welcome will also await at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, Nepal where Aspiration Adventure English Speaking representive will be on hand all the time waiting with your name plate and transferred to hotel. There will be a pre-trip meeting, so make sure to ask all the questions. You can take this opportunity to hire or buy any trekking equipment at market or explore the tourist colorful market Thamel Bazaar down Town. Excellent books and coffee shops, extensive markets, novelty and handicraft shops variation with fantastic centres of cultural and spiritual significance.

  • Meals:Welcome Dinner
  • Accommodation:4-Star Hotels in Kathmandu

Early in Morning, We will drive to domestic terminal at Kathmandu Airport for regular flight to Lukla (2,800m) from kathmandu by a Twin Otter plane which is where all Everest treks begin. These 40 minutes flight offers you to enjoy the beauty green hills along with background of snowy mountain peaks. On reaching at Lukla Airport, you will have a Breakfast at lodge and the luggage are prepared for the Porters. Lunch hour depends upon the time of arrival at Lukla, either in Lukla or a bit of a further walk down en-route to Phakding. Shortly after this, the trekking starts from Lukla, we head towards Phakding (2,652 meters) passing the Cheplung village and bank of Dudh Koshi river with the amazing view of a beautiful mountain like Gongla, Nupla, Karyolung. Pass through couple of suspension bridges, several mani walls and stone, chorten, stupas and prayer flags with snow capped mountains in the background. This first Day hike to Phakding is specifically designed for the purpose of acclimatization. However, if you show your interested then we go to a nearby Monastery. Experience is simply awe-inspiring! Today's trek is relatively short around 3 and ½ hours walking; it is an introduction of typical trek in Everest. Lot more thrill is yet to come. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge in Phakding. ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Duration:8 Km, 3 - 4 hours trek
  • Max. Altitude:2,610m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Standard Lodges/tea houses

After Breakfast at Phakding, you will continue towards north with a few uphill and downhill climb, through the forest, suspension bridges and small Sherpa settlements will bring you village like Jorsale and Monjo. Monjo is the gateway Point of Sagarmatha National Park, where our guide will have a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Kosi River at Benkar. You will walk through the flat land and crossing last suspension bridges above the river, ascend through the forest of pine all the way up till Mislung, escape out of the forest and continue to Namche following the stone steps. On the trail to Namche Bazzar you will see yaks transporting the goods and experience the breathtaking view of Thamserku Peak, the Kongdi RI Himal and first glimpse of Mt. Everest in its majesty. You will reach the main trading center of Khumbu region where quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, internet cafes and bakeries are available. Overnight at Best available Guesthouse/Lodge in Namche Bazaar. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Duration:4-5 hours trek trek
  • Max. Altitude:3,440m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Standard Lodges/tea houses

At this point, we will spend a day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize and appropriate adaptation with the environment at the height. Today you will get a chance to adjust your body with the altitude. Hike around the Namche Bazar with visit to some local schools, Buddhist Monastery. Enjoy the panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and many other mountains range. we strongly suggest an easy walk up to a similar altitude of the next day’s walk. Further more, Get the panoramic view of Namche and see the Himalayas range from the highest located hotel in world, Everest View Hotel. You will have two option on these day, Hike to Everest View Point or Spend day exploring Namche Bazaar. Aspiration Adventure local trekking guides you offers you a flexible option, you can spend time easily exploring around the shops, try some Himalayan bakery items or go for a Coffee. Take some rest and prepare for next day! Overnight at Best Available Guesthouse/Lodge in Namche Bazaar. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Duration:3-4 hours Short Hike
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Standard Lodges/tea houses

After brekfast at Namche Bazaar, We continue our trek towards Tengboche. We follow the trail that leads towards the ridge and an easy way to Kyamjuma(3600m) then descends slightly to Dudhkoshi at Phungi Thanga (3250m). The trekking trail climbs steeply through pine forests and around Mani stones. The Journey to tengboche is accompanied with the rivers, hills and Himalayan peaks of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Ama Dablam and close view of Thamserku. Village is also famous for Tengboche Monastery, You can go inside the monastery meet the monks and enjoy Himalayan views and Explore Khumjung village. These Trekking route also provide ample opportunity to spot wildlife musk deer, multi-colored pheasants and a herd of Himalayan Thar. Overnight at Best Available Guesthouse/Lodge in Tengboche. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Duration:10km, 5- 6 hours trek
  • Max. Altitude:3,870m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Standard Lodges/tea houses

After Breakfast at Tengboche, Today we walk through the rhododendron forest to Deboche followed by a suspension bridge over the raging Imja Khola River. We walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the region. You can spot several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages as well. On these trail you will get a great opportunity to explore how the local Nepalese live. While you reach Dingboche, you will experience the change in landscape. Treeline will be replaced with low shrub and desert feel. Dingboche is also known as the "Summer Valley" you will experience these place is sunnier than Namche and Tengboche. It is advisable to walk slowly to maintain steady breathing and put on extra layers of clothing to keep warm. If the weather’s is favourable, you will get opportunity to experience gorgeous sunsets illuminating the peaks. As you reach Dingboche, beautiful view of the Island Peak, Lhotse come into view. Overnight at Best Available Guesthouse/Lodge in Dingboche.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Duration:9km, 5 - 6 hours trek
  • Max. Altitude:4,400m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Standard Lodges/tea houses

This is second and final planned as acclimatization day, before we make our way up to Everest Base Camp. Enjoy your sleep until you want. After Breakfast at lodge, guide will take you for hiking to nearby Monastery and the viewpoint above it or a full day hike. You Hike to Nagarjun Hill (5050m) which lies just above Dingboche on a hill at edges of Chhukung valley. The trail is quite steep and rocky but you will get the amazing views of Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Kangtega, Taboche Peak, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam can be seen with player flags. Walking for approximately 3-4 hours, we will reach Nagerjun but if you wish and time favour you can have full day hike to Chhukung, located in upper Imja Valley. After short hike or full day hike you will come back to Dingboche. Highly recommended for short hike 3-4 hours and get back to hotel take rest and get ready for next day. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse/Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Standard Lodges/tea houses

After breakfast at Dingboche, you will head towards Lobuche via Dugla and Pheriche. Trekking to Lobuche will be an interesting one as you will be able to see stunning mountains view throughout the trail. You will climb to Dughla enjoy the stunning view of Taboche, Cholatse, Ama Dablam and Kantega. After walking for a hours around the top of ridge, you also come across the largest memorials, a tribute dedicated to all those who lost their lives to Everest over the years. Walking from here Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse will be greeting to you. Moving ahead from Dughla the route keeps on ascending steeply to the crest of the moraine. Upon arrival at Lobuche, check-in at Local Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Duration:9 Km, 5 - 6 Hours trek
  • Max. Altitude:4,900 m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Standard Lodges/tea houses

Get ready, This is Our Big Day! Finally, this is most awaiting day throughout the trip. Enjoy hot breakfast in Lobuche before we start trekking to Gorakshep. On the trail, we follow the glacial Morane and rockery next to highest glacier in the world. Moving ahead to Gorak Shep, which is about 3 hours from Lobuche and the Khumbhu Glacier come closer. After lunch in Gorakshep(5181m/16994ft), you will walk to Khumbu Glacier to the top of the edge, Everest Base Camp (5,364m). We will walk slowly to prevent the high altitude sickness problem. The route from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp includes numerous short ups and downs. You will spend time enjoying your achievement and taking photograph, History Made! Take enough time to get with nature because you won't find Everest Base Camp anywhere else in the world. Enjoy breathtaking views of Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse along with several other peaks. After capturing lifetime memorable experience we return to Gorak Shep for a well-earned rest and sleep. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse/Lodge in Gorak Shep. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

  • Duration:13km, 6-7 hours trek
  • Max. Altitude:5,364 m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Standard Lodges/tea houses

This is one of the most rewarding days of the trek, you will hike to Kala Patthar. Wake up early in the Morning, head towards destination. The View from Kalapatthar is amazing and beyond imagination as the Everest looks within a stone thrown distance. The day’s first light will illuminate spectacular views of Nuptse, Pumary and Lhotse mountains. Moreover, the view of the sunrise over Everest is heart melting. Kalapatthar (5,545m/18,192ft) is ultimate vantage point of the Everest region offering 360-degree panoramic views of Everest, Changtse, Lingtre, Pumori, Ama Dablam and manuy more. After spending enough time, we descend towards Gorakshep and take a Breakfast. Board Helicopter flight to Lukla. The Helicopters will pick you up from Gorakshep, fly over the Everest region and drop you to Lukla Airport. You will be flying over the majestic Lake of GorakShep admiring the beautiful Himalayan ranges in background. After reaching Lukla, Just take relax with yourself or celebrate your achievement with trekking crew. Enjoy with good rest and wonderful memories. Overnight at Guesthouse/Lodge in Lukla. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Duration:3-4 hours Walk; 20 minutes flight
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Standard Lodges/tea houses

You can enjoy the final views of these amazing snow-capped peaks. We will take early morning flight back to kathmandu from Lukla. Indulge in the changing sight of the landscapes on these 45 minutes and it will give you some thrilling experience for sure. After landing at Kathmandu Airport, you will be escorted to Luxury Hotel/Resort in Kathmandu. Take Rest Or get yourself a good massage! If you want you can walk around the city and do shopping for your loved ones and relatives. In the evening, there will be a Farewell Dinner hosted by Aspiration Adventure to celebrate the successful completion of Everest Base Camp Trek and fly back to Lukla by helicopter.

  • Duration:45 Minutes Flight; 25 Minutes drive from Airport
  • Max. Altitude:1,400m
  • Meals:Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
  • Accommodation:4-Star Hotels in Kathmandu

It's your last day in Nepal! Grab hygenic breakfast, then take last-minute shopping and explore around the market or relax at hotel in kathmandu. You will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements to make sure that you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty time before your flight back home. We will exchange our good-byes and now you will be leaving Nepal, armed with all the good memories and unforgettable Experience. We know and hope that you will always remember this trip and after return home tell stories of your amazing experiences in Nepal. Our airport representative will drop you to the airport for your International flight as per your flight schedule.

  • Meals:Breakfast

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Cost Details
Cost Includes
  • All arrival and departure transfer from airport to hotel to airport by private vehicle
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Twin or Double Sharing accomodation in Standard 4-star hotel in kathmandu including Breakfast (Single room supplement can be provided on request)
  • Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu (KTM-LUA-KTM) Flight Ticket as per itinerary including Airport tax
  • All your hygienic organic meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • An experienced, Local Aspiration Adventure English-speaking and government-licensed trekking guide.
  • Local Staff and Porter to carry your luggage during the trek. Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including daily wages, medical insurance- transportation allowance-meals and accommodation on trekking
  • All required permits for trek (TIMS Card and Everest National Park)
  • Best Available accommodation at clean and cozy teahouses/lodges during everest trek
  • Helicopter fly out from Gorakhshep expenses as per the itinerary
  • Trek completion certificate (Upon request)
  • Complimentary Farewell dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Official expenses
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control (natural calamities, strike etc.)
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu than the schedule itinerary
Useful Information

Best Time To Trek

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek can be done throughout the year, but the best time are Spring (March, April & May) and Autumn (September, October & November). During these time you will find moderate temperatures and provide better view of mountains, less heat haze cloud and clear views of mountains. From October to December you will see more green forests in the region. Although this trip can be experience during winter and monsoon seasons too, though it is not suitable for everyone. The higher you go the colder it’s going to be. Above 4000 meters, you can expect snow and temperatures to descend rapidly below zero degrees. Be prepared for all weather conditions and have the right gear as there is always a risk of rain at lower elevations and Snow higher up during the trail.

Meals During the Trek

During our Everest Base Camp Trek and Fly Back Lukla by Helicopter, you can enjoy typical Nepalese food as well as common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc) around the restaurants in Kathmandu. Whereas, On the trail all hygienic meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included in the package cost. Breakfast and Dinner are served in the teahouse or lodge where you will be staying in, Lunch is provided on the way en route. You will have full options or freedom to select your preferred items from a menu provided by the teahouse/lodge. Food while on the trek is simple but tasty. Aspiration Adventure Ensure to provide best quality hygienic all meals during the trekking while Breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances hosted by Aspiration Adventures upon your return from the successful trip.

Physical Condition and Experience Requirements

Everest base camp trek return back by Helicopter is a moderate trek, Strenuous hiking on mountain paths, covering 3 to 9 miles per day on rugged terrain. These trek is suitable for keen trekkers who are able to walk for 4 – 6 hours in a day, with a light rucksack. There are 12 days walking with full porterage throughout the trekking and all there is left to worry about is your water, snacks and camera. It is suitable for anyone with moderate fitness level for relative newcomers and first times to highly experienced hikers. Past trekking/walking experience would be an asset but not required to have any technical experience only that you need be in good physical condition and able to walk for 4 – 6 hours per day. The maximum altitude is 5,545m and the average is approximately 3,900m. Our itineraries allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Two rest days have been assigned (3500 to 4000 meters and above. EBC Trekking route consists of hills and flat-lands, you will mostly walk up-hill and down-hill with some steep portion. We recommend undertaking a gym training programme and practice morning jogging and exercise with hike 6-8 weeks prior to embarking on the trek.

Client Reviewstripadvisor
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    Great EBC Chopper return trek experience. Highly recommended!

    Myself and two friends completed Everest Base Camp Trek with Aspiration adventure. I could not recommend this company enough!!!! The guys from company provided full support throughout the booking process, answering all of my questions and concerns though email and phone calls before arrive in Nepal including customized itinerary for us. Picked us up from the airport and settled us into a very very nice hotel! We struggled to fly into Lukla due to weather and they were quick to provide alternative option for next day with sightseeing in valley. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable throughout the entire trek and was regularly in contact with company in kathmandu to update him on our status and it was very evident that the company truly cares. After trekking we don't want to walk same route So, we book helicopter flight to Lukla from goarkshep flight was on time and flight from lukla next day thorugh regular flight. they are still of assistance if we need more recommendations or assistance throughout the trip. This was the best money spent. I cannot thank Aspiration enough, Do yourself a favour and book with Aspiration Adventure!!!!


    JosephGermany,November 04, 2021
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