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Short Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return - 9 Days

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Facts About Trip

Duration: 9 days
Accommodation: Stander tourist hotel in Kathmandu
Height: 5555m
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Grade: Challanging
Activity: Trekking, sightseeing
Transportation: Private Car, Flight
Treks Type: Tea house
Group Size 2 - 14 person

Short Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return Overview

The 9-day Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is designed for people who want to see Mount Everest's amazing beauty but don't have a lot of time. This short Everest Base Camp Trek is an ideal choice for those with time constraints who don't want to miss the beauty of the world's highest peak, which majestically stands at 8,848 meters above sea level.

The standout feature of this trek is undoubtedly the thrilling helicopter ride for your return journey, providing you with an unparalleled opportunity to capture the beauty of Everest from the skies. Your adventure begins in the beautiful Kathmandu Valley, where you will go on a scenic flight to Lukla, serving as the initial gateway to the Everest region. From Lukla, you'll tread the time-honored path leading to Everest Base Camp, and along the way, you'll traverse charming Sherpa villages, enchanting rhododendron forests, and high-altitude landscapes that paint a diverse and captivating picture of the region.

This 9 days Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return has been carefully designed to strike a perfect balance between exhilarating activities and moments of relaxation. So, whether you're capturing the breathtaking beauty of the region's sunsets, relishing the delectable flavors of local cuisine, or immersing yourself in the vibrant markets of the bustling cities, this adventure promises to furnish you with an array of unforgettable memories. You'll undoubtedly develop a profound admiration for the incredible beauty and rich culture of this Himalayan wonderland.

So, contact us today so that you will not miss the chance to book this Short Everest Base Camp trek with heli ride and immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience of Mother Nature’s beauty.

9 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Highlights

  • Experience awe-inspiring views of the world's tallest peaks, including the majestic Mount Everest, as you begin on a trek to Everest base camp with helicopter return.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture by visiting Sherpa villages and monasteries along the route.
  • Stand at the base camp of the highest mountain on Earth—an unparalleled and exhilarating experience that will leave you in a state of wonder.
  • Ascend to the Kalapatthar viewpoint where you will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas, with Mount Everest as the focal point.
  • Enjoy an exciting helicopter trip back to Kathmandu to see the mountains and your trek's itinerary from above.
  • Experience the beautiful Khumbu Icefall, which is visible from Mount Everest's base camp and is the tallest mountain in the world.

Short Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Cost

We're thrilled to announce that you can now secure your spot for the Everest Base Camp trip, including a helicopter return, for both 2024 and 2025. After your challenging trek to Everest Base Camp, you'll have two easy options for getting back to Kathmandu. This is an adventure you won't want to miss!

If you decide to go with the first option, which includes a thrilling helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla, after the helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla, you'll catch a regular airplane to Kathmandu, making it a convenient journey.

Similarly, if you prefer the second option, which involves a direct helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu rather than taking a regular airplane flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, the total cost for this convenient journey will be USD 2299 per person. It's a straightforward way to return and enjoy the comfort of a helicopter ride all the way back to Kathmandu.

Why to Book the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

  1. Holiday Planner Treks and Expedition provides an online booking system that is user-friendly, secure, and helps save our clients valuable time.

  2. If you are unable to attend the trek due to some unavoidable problems, we will help you postpone your trek rather than cancel your trip.

  3. Trip itineraries can be customized based on your preferences and your time.

  4. We provide healthy and hygienic food to our clients during the trek, as the health of our clients is our utmost priority.

  5. We also provide a certified guide who has proper knowledge about the Everest Region and helps you tackle any problems you face during the trek.

  6. As per your request, we can provide you with both public and private vehicles for your convenience.

  7. Medical kits are available at all times as per requirement.

  8. For the past 20 years of our experience, we have been successful in achieving 100% client satisfaction.

  9. After the trek is complete, we provide a farewell dinner for the successful completion of your trek.

Short Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, Trek to Manju(2610m/8352ft).

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

Elevation

2610

.On the second day of your journey, you will begin an exciting trek to the Everest region. The day will start with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, providing breathtaking views of the Himalayan landscape. Once you land in Lukla, your trek officially begins. Along the trail, you will pass through charming Sherpa villages, dense forests, and the flowing Dudh Koshi River. Your destination for the day is the peaceful village of Manju, located at an altitude of 2610 meters (8352 feet). Manju is a popular resting point for trekkers heading to Everest Base Camp and other captivating destinations in the area. This marks the beginning of your trekking adventure in the Everest region, combining natural beauty with cultural immersion. Remember to maintain a steady pace to allow your body to adjust to the increasing altitude as you venture further into the Himalayas.

Day 2 : From Manju to Namche Bazaar(3340m/11008).

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

3440

On the third day of your journey in the Everest region, you will continue trekking from the peaceful village of Manju to the lively and bustling center of Namche Bazaar. As you begin on the path, you will encounter a mix of dense forests, suspension bridges that span across the Dudh Koshi River and breathtaking views of the majestic peaks. The path gradually inclines and you will feel the altitude rise as you approach Namche Bazaar, which is situated at an elevation of 3340 meters (11008 feet). Namche Bazaar holds great significance in the Everest region as it serves as a major trading hub and a place for trekkers to acclimatize. Here, you can explore local markets, indulge in delightful meals and fully immerse yourself in Sherpa culture. This day's trek offers an opportunity to adjust to higher altitudes while reveling in the stunning landscapes and vibrant atmosphere of Namche Bazaar—a truly remarkable gateway to experiencing Everest.

Day 3 : Rest day at Namche Bazzar

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

3440

Rest day at Namche Bazaar, the center of the Solukhumbu region. Namche Bazaar is the best place to explore and if you are not feeling too tired, you are pushed to ascend another three, four hundred meters, to help acclimatize. This small trek takes you to the Everest viewpoint to see all the surrounding peak views. Today takes up about two hours of your time, and you get the chance to see Hillary's school – one of the highest schools in the world. If you have more time to explore that day, you can visit the Sherpa museum, before resting for another night in Namche Bazaar.

Day 4 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche(3860m/12352).

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

3860

On day 4 of your Everest trek, you will begin a journey from the lively Namche Bazaar to the peaceful village of Tengboche, situated at an impressive altitude of 3860 meters (12352 feet) above sea level. This trek offers a combination of natural beauty with its enchanting rhododendron forests and breathtaking mountain views, including the majestic Ama Dablam. Tengboche is renowned for its Tengboche Monastery, which holds great spiritual and cultural significance in the region. From here, you can enjoy views of Mt. Everest(8,848m) and Lhotse(8,516m), Ama Dablam(6,812m), Nuptse(7,861m), Thamserku(6,608m). This day's trek is crucial for acclimatization while allowing you to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring landscape, experience the vibrant Sherpa culture, and observe the daily livelihood of the Sherpa community.

Day 5 : Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche(4410m/14100ft).

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

4410

On Day 5, your trekking destination will be Dingboche, which is about 12 km from Tengboche and takes around six hours of hiking to finish the trek. This part of the journey showcases breathtaking mountain views and a gradual increase in height. While heading towards Dingboche, you will encounter landscapes such as rhododendron and pine forests, with glimpses of majestic peaks like Everest and Lhotse. Dingboche is a village located in the Khumbu Valley, serving as a peaceful resting place for trekkers and allowing them to acclimate to altitudes before beginning further adventures in the Himalayas.

Day 6 : Rest day at Dingboche

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

4410

Rest day in Dingboche. Another complete day of acclimatization is essential in Dingboche if you want to successfully reach Everest Base Camp. You are encouraged to hike after breakfast for about two, or three hours passing Chhukum village to get used to the altitude. Another night sleeping in Dingboche.

Day 7 : Day 7 : Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche(4910m/15712ft)

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

4910

On Day 7 of your trek to Everest, you will hike from Dingboche to Lobuche, reaching an altitude of 4919 meters (15712 feet) above sea level. This part of the journey takes you further into the high Himalayas, offering beautiful views of the surrounding peaks, including the iconic Mount Everest. The rocky terrain that you face during the climb showcases the dry beauty of the surroundings. Lobuche serves as an essential resting point as you approach higher altitudes, allowing for vital acclimatization and preparation for the challenges that you face ahead on your trek towards Everest Base Camp.

Day 8 : Lobuche to Gorakshep and EBC (5140/16448/5364m/17165ft)

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

5364

Trek to Gorakshep. The trail continues to Gorak Shep at 5160m. It takes approximately three hours of gradual climbing. Once you arrive at Gorakshep, you should prepare yourself for Everest Base Camp. The trail is mainly of rocks, narrow pathways and conditions can become windy and snowy (conditions normally sit around -15). Today will fulfill your dream. Here you realize that all the hard work was worth it, and you’re once in a lifetime dream to reach Everest Base Camp is about to come true. Once you arrive, we spent around 15-30minute here where you can take photographs with the group and your friends, before walking back down back the same way to Gorakshep to spend the night.

Day 9 : Fly back to Kathmandu stay overnight in Kathmandu

Food

Breakfast

Today’s hike consists of a very tough climb to Kalapathar(Black Rock) at 5545m early in the morning, before descending down to Pheriche. Kalapathar is a small peak that offers the best view of Everest without climbing it. The view of Everest is pretty close to the Kalapathar and is a very memorable experience. Once you have completed this giant feit, you decent back down to Gorekhshep have breakfast .you'll wrap up your Everest trekking adventure by taking a  heli from Gorekshep back to Kathmandu. This scenic flight offers one last glimpse of the Himalayan majesty before you return to the bustling capital city of Nepal. After landing in Kathmandu, it's time for your departure from Nepal. This day marks the end of your remarkable journey through the Everest region, leaving you with enduring memories of breathtaking landscapes and the rich cultural experiences of the Himalayas.

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Cost Includes

 

  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private vehicle
  • Two nights twin-sharing accommodation in Katmandu(3*stander hotel} with breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with traditional, ethnic music and dance
  • Airport transfer for domestic & international flight
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees ( Trekking Permit)
  • TIMS (Trekkers Security Card) Card
  • Khumbu Gaupalika Tax (Local Tax)
  • Kathmandu-Lukla (During the main season all Lukla flights are via Ramechap airport which is 5 hour's drive from Kathmandu) 
  • Airport departure tax
  •  Helicopters from Gorak Shep or Kala Patthar to kathmandu
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Twin Sharing accommodation (Lodge or guest house) during the trek (4 hot showers)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits after every dinner while on a trek
  • Tea/Coffee (Served in a cup)
  • Government licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required overnment taxes
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (If  you need)
  • Company T-Shirt & duffel bag as a porter bag 
  • Trip route map for you to keep as a souvinier.

Cost Excludes

  •  Tickets for international flights to Nepal and coming back
  • Fees for Nepal entrance visas
  • Food and additional hotel nights in Kathmandu
  • During the Everest trek, any type of drink (extra time tea, coffee, hot water , etc.) and alcoholic beverages are permitted.
  • Extras such as hot showers, electrical battery recharges, and wifi are available along the walk.
  • Extra luggage fees and personal expenses such as laundry, shopping, and so on.
  • Rewards and thanks to the guides, drivers, porters, and others.
  • Travel insurance: It must include both medical and emergency evacuation coverage with a minimum value of USD 100,000.
  • Extra nights' lodging or meals in Kathmandu are available.
     

Altitude Graph

Route Map

route map

FAQs

What is the 9 Days EBC Helicopter Return Trek?

The 9 Days EBC Helicopter Return Trek is a unique trekking experience that allows you to trek to Everest Base Camp and return to Kathmandu via a helicopter. It condenses the usual trekking duration by utilizing a helicopter for the return journey.

Is this trek suitable for beginners?

This trek is moderately challenging and involves high altitudes. While it's not recommended for absolute beginners, it is manageable for those with some prior trekking experience and good physical fitness.

When is the best time to undertake this trek?

The best time for the 9 Days EBC Helicopter Return Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is generally clear and the views are spectacular.

What should I pack for this trek?

You should pack warm clothing, trekking boots, a good-quality backpack, layers, a down jacket, gloves, a hat, a sleeping bag, and essential personal items. A detailed packing list will be provided upon booking.

Do I need to arrange my own permits?

No, the trekking company will arrange the necessary permits for you, including the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card.

Is altitude sickness a concern on this trek?

Yes, altitude sickness is a potential concern, as the trek involves high altitudes. The itinerary is designed to allow for proper acclimatization, and guides are trained to recognize symptoms and take appropriate action.

Is it possible to do the 9 Days EBC Helicopter Return Trek solo?

Yes, it is possible to do the 9 Days EBC Helicopter Return Trek solo, but it is recommended to trek with a licensed guide for safety reasons and to make the most out of your experience.

What is the daily walking duration on this trek?

Typically, trekkers can expect to trek for approximately 3 to 6 hours each day, although the actual duration may fluctuate due to factors such as trail conditions and weather conditions.

Additional Information

Trekking Gears and Equipment

When you're getting ready for the exciting 9 Days EBC Helicopter Return Trek, having the right gear is super important. This trek is special because it lets you reach Everest Base Camp and then come back by helicopter. To make sure you have a great time, we've put together a list of gear that's just right for this trek:

Clothing:

  • Moisture-wicking base layers
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Trekking pants
  • Thermal underwear
  • Moisture-wicking socks
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Bandana or neck gaiter
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Footwear:

  • Sturdy trekking boots with good ankle support
  • Comfortable trekking socks (wool or moisture-wicking)

Backpacks and bags:

  • Daypack for essentials
  • Duffel bag or backpack for your main luggage (porters will carry this)

Sleeping Gear:

  • Sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures (down or synthetic)
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional for added warmth)

Trekking Accessories:

  • Trekking poles (optional but recommended)
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Water bottle or hydration system
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with high SPF
  • Toilet paper and small trowel (for eco-friendly bathroom breaks)
  • Personal toiletries and medications

Electronics:

  • Camera with spare batteries and memory cards
  • Power bank and charging cables
  • Adapters and converters for electrical outlets (if traveling internationally)

Documents and Money:

  • Passport and copies of important documents
  • Travel insurance details
  • Permits and identification
  • Local currency and small bills for tips

Miscellaneous:

  • Lightweight towel or washcloth
  • Travel pillow (inflatable)
  • Plastic bags for organizing and waterproofing
  • Whistle and emergency contact information
  • Multi-tool or pocketknife

Cost Guide: 9 Days EBC Helicopter Return Trek by Holiday Planner Trek

Introduction:

Going on the spectacular 9-Day EBC Helicopter Return Trek is an adventure of a lifetime. However, understanding the costs and expenses associated with this trek is essential for proper planning and budgeting. In this comprehensive guide, Holiday Planner Trek provides valuable insights into the cost components and expenses involved in the 9-Day EBC Helicopter Return Trek, making sure your trek in the Everest region is smooth and budget-friendly. Here are the lists of costs that will be required during the 9-Day EBC Helicopter Return Trek:

  1. Helicopter Fare: The EBC Helicopter Return Trek provides the convenience of a helicopter ride from Gorak Shep to Lukla. The helicopter fare is an essential component of the trek's cost and can vary based on factors such as the number of passengers and availability. It is recommended to check with Himalaya Heart Trek for the most up-to-date pricing information.

  2. Accommodation: During the trek, you will stay at teahouses or lodges along the route. These accommodations provide basic facilities such as a bed, a blanket, and shared bathroom facilities. The cost of accommodation in the Everest region varies depending on the location and the services provided. On average, the cost per night ranges from NPR 500 to NPR 1,500 (approximately USD 5 to USD 15).

  3. Meals: Meals during the trek are typically provided by the teahouses or lodges along the route. The cost of meals varies depending on the location and the menu items chosen. In general, expect to spend around NPR 900 to NPR 1,200 (approximately USD 8 to USD 12) per meal. It is advisable to carry some extra money for snacks and drinks during the trek.

  4. Guide and Porter Fees: Hiring a professional trekking guide is highly recommended for the EBC Helicopter Return Trek. A knowledgeable guide enhances your trekking experience, provides valuable insights, and ensures your safety. The guide's fees typically range from USD 25 to USD 30 per day. If you choose to hire a porter to carry your backpack, their fees range from USD 20 to USD 25 per day.

  5. Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is essential for any trekking adventure. Ensure your insurance policy covers emergency evacuation by helicopter, medical expenses, and trip cancellation or interruption. The cost of travel insurance varies depending on the coverage and duration of your trip.

Cost Breakdown for 9 Days EBC Helicopter Return Trek

Cost Component Estimated Cost
Trekking Permits Tims card and Entry Fees USD 70
Helicopter Fare Varies (Check with Holiday PlannerTrek)
Accommodation USD 100 - USD 135 (estimated)
Meals USD 400 - USD 600 (estimated )
Guide Fees USD 300 - USD 370 (estimated)
Porter Fees USD 200 - USD 250 (estimated)
Travel Insurance Varies (Depends on coverage)

Conclusion:

Understanding the cost and expenses associated with the 9 Days EBC Helicopter Return Trek is crucial for effective budgeting and planning. The table provides an estimated breakdown of the major cost components, but it's important to note that prices may vary based on factors such as exchange rates and seasonality. Holiday PlannerTrek recommends contacting them directly for the most accurate and up-to-date pricing information.

Proper budgeting and planning will ensure a stress-free and enjoyable trekking experience in the breathtaking Everest region. Embrace the adventure, take in the magnificent views, and create unforgettable memories on the 9 Days EBC Helicopter Return Trek with Holiday PlannerTrek.

Trekking Permit and Entry Fees:

Before starting the trek, obtaining the necessary permits is mandatory. The following permits and fees are required for the EBC Helicopter Return Trek:

  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: NPR 3,000 (approximately USD 30)

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit: NPR 2,000 (approximately USD 20)

Trip Reviews (2)

Jeff Tan

Jeff Tan

30th Jan, 2024

I recently completed the Everest Base Camp trek with Holiday Planner Treks, and it was an extraordinary experience. The team was professional, knowledgeable, and ensured our safety throughout the journey. The guides and porters were exceptional, making the trek enjoyable and worry-free. The breathtaking views and well-planned itinerary made this trek a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. I highly recommend Holiday Planner Treks for an unforgettable trekking experience in the Himalayas.


Vivian Change

Vivian Change

23rd Aug, 2022

What can I say. What an amazing trip, beautiful place beautiful people and awesome memories. What made it all the more special was our fantastic guide Eak Lal who from when we landed had a man there at the airport waiting. Straight to our hotel. Welcome dinner and explained to us our itinerary for the trip. Once we landed in Lukla  Eak lal was there waiting and after that is where the adventure begun. I would highly recommend Nepal  Holiday planner Treks to anyone looking to go Nepal. A++ services and knowledge. Made it feel more like a journey with friends than a trek to one of the highest mountain ranges. To  Eak Lal and team, thank you.


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