Everest base camp trek with helicopter return is an 11-day trekking trip to the Everest region that offers both trekking and a helicopter ride back to Lukla and a direct flight to Kathmandu. The trek offers a modified itinerary specifically designed for those who prefer to avoid walking downhill on the same trekking route after reaching the base camp. It's a one-way ascending trek to Everest base camp with a helicopter return flight.
Everest heli trek offers a better understanding of the beautiful scenarios in Nepal. These include greenery, exotic flora and fauna, Himalayan local settlements, cultures and values, cascades and hot springs, lakes and rivers, and so on. Especially the outlook of Mount Everest, alongside different snowy mountain peaks and ranges all around, stands out the most.
The Everest base camp trek with heli flyout is an exciting adventure that kicks off with a breathtaking 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This thrilling Heli Return trek takes place during the months of January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, and December.
Likewise, if you plan your trek during peak season (March–May, October–November), you can opt for a 20-minute flight from Manthali/Ramechhap to Lukla. This option includes a scenic 5- to 6-hour drive from Kathmandu to Manthali before the flight to Lukla. These logistical arrangements ensure a seamless and exciting start to your Everest Heli Return trekking experience.
Everest base camp heli return trek starts and ends in Kathmandu. The modified trekking journey included a scenic 35-minute flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest Region. As we trek through picturesque Sherpa settlements, we enter the Sagarmatha National Park, crossing suspension bridges and reaching charming villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pangboche, and Lobuche. The ultimate destination is the iconic Everest base camp, where we can take in the breathtaking experience.
The adventure doesn't end there; we ascend to Kala Patthar, the highest point of the trek, to marvel at a 360-degree panorama featuring majestic peaks such as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Khumbuste, Thamserku, and Island Peak. The descent leads us to Gorakshep, where a scenic helicopter flight awaits to take us directly back to Kathmandu.
Throughout the journey, you'll witness stunning views of the Himalayas and the picturesque landscapes beneath you, creating an unforgettable trekking experience.
Nepal Trek Adventure has specially designed the Everest heli flyout trek to save time, allowing trekkers to explore additional beautiful areas of Nepal instead of retracing their steps. Join us now, and we'll organize the trip according to your schedule and preferences, prioritizing safety and security at every step.
Feel free to check our day-to-day itinerary, and if you wish to customize the trip, don't hesitate to reach out. We are more than happy to tailor the journey to match your time and specific needs. You can also use the Everest base camp trek with helicopter return map to help plan and decide on your preferred itinerary.
Experience the extraordinary: conquer halfway by foot, relish wholly by helicopter. Book your Everest heli trek now and make your legends come alive with every step and every soaring moment. Because some achievements deserve the extraordinary, begin your Everest adventure today!
Remember: You earned the view; we'll earn the applause (as you fly back).
Major Attractions of Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return
- Everest base camp (5,380 meters)
- Sagarmatha National Park (6,000 meters to 8,848 meters)
- Namche Bazaar, Lukla Airport
- Opportunity to know the world-acclaimed climbers, Sherpas; their social orders, religions, traditions, and lifestyle
- Ancient monasteries and shrines: Pangboche, Thame, Tengboche, and Khumjung
- High peaks: Mera Peak, Pisang Peak, and Island Peak
- A better approach to Everest base camp and Kala Patthar
- Stunning views of Himalayan peaks: Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu
- Exploration of Sherpa culture, religions, traditions, and lifestyle
- Visits to world-famous Buddhist monasteries
- Spectacular views of the Himalayan glaciers
- Close-up view of mountains: Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Gauri Shankar, Changtse, Kongdi Ri, Thamserku, Kusum Kangraru, and more
- Khumbu International Library (guidebooks, maps, tips books, tourist books, journals, books on Nepalese Himalayan attractions, history, tourism, flora, fauna, and topography)
- Appreciation of the diverse flora and fauna in Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Cost: 2024 and 2025
We are delighted to offer an amazing Everest base camp, Heli-Adventure, where we've replaced the downhill struggle with a sky-high finale. Bookings are available for this amazing Everest trekking, along with helicopter rides back, for the years 2024, 2025, and 2026.
We offer this amazing trek for just $1950 per person on a group basis. So, join our group trek and ascend to base camp, step by step, feeling the earth rumble beneath your boots. Discover the Sherpa culture, take in the breath-taking views, and breathe the giants' kissed-thin air.
Craving a touch of exclusivity? We offer private treks for 1–5 adventurers, with prices ranging from $1950 to $3400 per person. Gather your tribe and craft your own Everest odyssey, tailored to your desires and pace.
No. of Pax
Cost (per person)
5 - 10 Pax
Details of Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Helicopter Flight
- Total trip duration: 11 days
- Trekking duration: 9 days
- Starting point: Kathmandu
- Ending point: Kathmandu
- Maximum altitude: 5,545 meters (Kala Patthar)
- Minimum altitude: 1,400 meters (Kathmandu)
- Helicopter flights: Gorak Shep to Kathmandu (65 minutes)
- Accommodation: hotels and tea houses
- Average walking hours per day: 3 to 7 hours
- Helicopter weight allowance: 400 kilograms (including passengers and luggage)
- Major attractions: mountain ranges and peaks, hills, rivers, lakes, cascades, icefalls, local settlement and culture, flowers and wilderness, monasteries, shrines, Chortens, memorials, etc.
Best Seasons for Everest Base Camp Trek and Flyback by Heli
The best season for an Everest base camp trek with helicopter return is the spring and autumn seasons, considered the most favorable periods for trekking in the Everest region.
In the spring months of March to May, trekkers can expect relatively mild temperatures, with daytime temperatures ranging from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius (50 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit) at lower elevations. As you ascend higher into the Himalayas, temperatures gradually decrease, and trekkers may encounter colder conditions, especially during the early mornings and evenings. Spring offers clear skies and stunning views of the surrounding peaks, providing an ideal backdrop for the trek.
The autumn months of September to November also provide favorable weather conditions for the Everest base camp trek. Daytime temperatures range from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius (50 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit) at lower altitudes, and cooler temperatures prevail at higher elevations. Autumn is known for its stable weather, offering clear visibility and panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. This season is popular among trekkers for its crisp air and vibrant landscapes.
Despite the generally favorable weather during these seasons, it's essential to be prepared for occasional changes. Weather conditions in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, and trekkers may encounter rain, snow, or even occasional storms. Proper layering and carrying essential gear, including waterproof clothing, are crucial to adapting to these varying conditions.
As the trek involves a helicopter journey, weather conditions for the return flight play a significant role. Helicopter flights are subject to weather clearance, and unforeseen weather changes can impact flight schedules. Flexibility and patience are important during the helicopter return phase, as adjustments may be necessary to ensure a safe and comfortable journey back to lower altitudes. We recommend that you have one or two days to spare for any unforeseen weather changes.
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