Everest Base Camp Short Trek via Helicopter Return

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Trip Duration 5 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
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Trip Style Tea house trek
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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is short and easy trekking designed specially by minimizing the time taken to complete Everest Base Camp Trekking for more than a week. Though it is completed in shortest time, it provides full opportunity to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Himalayas, and exotic flora and fauna. This trek takes you closer to the highest peak of the world located in Nepal, Mount Everest with both walks and peregrine view through helicopter flight. The encounter with ancient and unique Sherpa Village, tradition and cultures of inhabitants is also the center of attraction.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek starts with a short flight to Lukla followed by a hike to Phakding on the same day and next day to Namche Bazaar. From Namche, you will hike upward to a beautiful Sherpa village named Khumjung. Next day, after breakfast at the hotel, you will be heading towards Everest Base Camp via helicopter. After a few hours of flight around Everest region, you will have an option to either land at Base Camp or at Kalapatthar. For a few minutes, you will be able to enjoy Everest regions' natural beauty and after that, the flight will turn back to Lukla for making the flight back to Kathmandu next day. Next day, after having breakfast, you will fly back to Kathmandu.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek Helicopter Return Route

Kathmandu -> Lukla -> Phakding -> Namche Bazaar -> Syangboche -> Everest Base Camp -> Lukla -> Kathmandu

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek Interesting Facts

  • Mesmerizing views of mountain ranges like Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Gaurisankar, and many more.
  • Encounter with ancient but unique Sherpa culture and tradition.
  • A print footstep on the base camp of the legendary mountain, Mt Everest.
  • Lukla airport, the airport where we first land, is one of the most dangerous airports in the world.
  • Everest Base Camp is located inside Sagarmatha National Park, which is enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Best seasons to trek EBC are October, November, December, March, April, and May.
  • More than 1 lakh trekkers trek to Everest Base Camp every year.
  • It is the best trek in Nepal as well as in the whole world, which is also recommended by Cable News Network (CNN).

Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition centered in heart of Kathmandu, Thamel, provides this golden opportunity to trek around the Everest region and takes a helicopter flight to see the surrounding environment and return back to Kathmandu. We offer you group joining as well as private grouping, with best itineraries and reasonable cost. We are flexible enough to extend the days of trekking according to your demand. For any purpose of inquiry, you can contact us by simply sending an inquiry mail and we will reach to you immediately. Feel free to contact us anytime. Thank you!

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Kathmandu to Lukla Flight by Small Aircraft and Trek to Phakding (2610m.)
  • Day 02:Phakding –Namche Trekking- 6 hrs. (3446m)
  • Day 03:Namche Bazaar to Syangboche
  • Day 04:Helicopter Flight to Everest Base Camp and Fly back to Lukla
  • Day 05:Flight to Kathmandu from Lukla by small Aircraft

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Kathmandu to Lukla Flight by Small Aircraft and Trek to Phakding (2610m.) Our trek starts on this day with a drive to the airport and a scenic flight to Lukla. The flight will take 30 minutes to reach there giving the astonishing views of mountains, forests, and rivers. After landing in Lukla, we start our trekking to Phakding enjoying the scenic beauty on the way. Stay overnight on the lodge in Phakding.
  • Day 02:Phakding –Namche Trekking- 6 hrs. (3446m) On this day, we trek to Namche Bazaar from Phakding Village via Dudh Koshi (Milk River). Before reaching Monjo, you come across pine forests, fir and rhododendron forests on the way, which make your trip more pleasant. Monjo is the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. The views of colossal mountains are majestic which are observed on the way while walking. Here, we also get the view of very beautiful and ravishing bridge, named as Tenjin Hillary Bridge. This bridge was named after the names of two pioneers Tenjin Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary. After a long walk (approx 2 hours), we reach a viewpoint called as Toph Danda. We spend the remaining time viewing the beauty around the area, explore the surrounding area of Namche Bazaar and stay overnight there.
  • Day 03:Namche Bazaar to Syangboche Early in the morning, after breakfast, we start our trail to Syangboche from Namche Bazaar through the traditional villages. We start with an hour climb to the Shyangboche airstrip (3790m). you can Stay in Everest View Hotel which is more expensive and has been listed on the Guinness Book of World Records (2004) as the Highest Placed Hotel in the world at 13000ft. or you can come back to Namche Bazaar and enjoy with local culture of Sherpas.
    Option 1: Stay in Everest View Hotel
    Option 2: Back to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 04:Helicopter Flight to Everest Base Camp and Fly back to Lukla On this day, after having breakfast, you will fly around Everest region and after some rounds, the flight will land on the Basecamp, but you will also have a choice to land a flight in Kalapatthar. After observing the beautiful surrounding of the area, you will fly back to Lukla for preparing to be back to Kathmandu.
    Or you can also continue this Helicopter flight back to Kathmandu but for this option, price will be higher. Let us know if you are in a group and want to choose this option, we are flexible enough to provide you different quote.
  • Day 05:Flight to Kathmandu from Lukla by small Aircraft On this day, after having breakfast, we will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla by small regular flight enjoying the beautiful outside view of mountains, rivers, forests, lakes and city lights.

Cost Includes

  • Helicopter flight tour to Everest Base Camp from Syangboche or Khumjung and back to Lukla
  • Free airport picks upon your arrival and a drop at the end of your trip
  • Sagarmatha Conversation Area Project Permits
  • TIMS (Trekker's Information Management Systems)
  • 2 Nights accommodations in Kathmandu.(5 star or Similar)
  • Transportation by flight ( Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu) and all necessary ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Trekking Map
  • Complete free trekking information before going to trek
  • Tasty and hygienic organic welfare dinner at the end of the tour in Kathmandu
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • All nights in local (best hotel and resorts of the town accommodation during trekking
  • An experienced licensed holder guide and needed number of porters as per your group size
  • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team) 
  • Foods, flight tickets, accommodations and local tax for guide & porters
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears are available in a hire

Cost Excludes

  • Helicopter flight from Lukla to kathmandu is extra ( ask for new quote)
  • Your travel insurance ( Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum. 
  • International flight tickets and departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
  • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
  • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
  • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
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     In 2015, I was in Nepal for my vacation and my friends suggested me for trek. I was totally confused in choosing team for trekking. I visited many of the trekking agencies door to door for 2 days. But I was not satisfied because all agencies were only explaining about themselves. At last I got information about Nepal Trek Adventure from internet, I checked the site and there were all legal documents of the company. The day after I visited to Mr. Binod and I booked a trek with him due to his professional behavior and I got a chance to learn from them. My guide Shiva was so friendly and informative who answered all my questions. I did not felt bored even for a second because of his funniest nature. By going with their team, you will never feel regret. Highly recommended.

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    King with words and nothing with action suits for many agencies I had seen. But Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition stands out of this list. Yes, I can say that because I have had a beautiful helicopter trek to Everest with them. The services and hospitality provided by them are remarkable and somehow divine. The highly managed schedules, prices, and obliging guides and porters further added spark in my trekking experience. Nepal trek Adventure and Expedition not only shows the thread but also shows by action. I was very happy uniting with this agency and still remember their sweet and praising words which beautify Nepal and its people more.

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    We, I and Jordan were planning for a trek to Everest but we were not sure about the agency which we had to pick up. One very day, we went to one of our friend who already had gone for Everest region trekking and she recommended the name, Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition at once. We were amazed with the frequent reply of our friend so we immediately contacted the agency. We talked with the Managing Director, Binod Sapkota, who impressed us in such a way that we didn’t find any reasons to say no to him and this company. So, we finally landed in Kathmandu and after rest and further activities, we started our helicopter trek to Everest Base Camp. Till then we were unknown about our guide Krishna Sapkota. He was the person who was going with us to assist us in our trek. We took flight to Lukla and reaching there was followed by our walk. During the trek we asked many questions to them (Binod and Krishna) listening to which anyone would have become irritated but we were surprised seeing them. They answered all our questions fluently with patience. We got to know many things both known and unknown, about the region. The moment we all reached the base camp was the day I will never forget in my whole life. We all were looking at one another’s face and smiling with our twinkling eyes as our dream was fulfilled with best companions ever. Collaborating with Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition gave us a lifetime memorial experience. So, I highly recommend Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition to execute any trekking in Nepal. Don’t worry, you are in safe hand.

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