Everest base camp trek return back by helicopter is one-way ascending trekking towards base camp Everest, accompanied by a helicopter return flight. It is a modified itinerary and is specially designed for those who don't prefer to walk downhill the trekking route after conquering the base camp. Many names are given for this EBC helicopter return trek, and some of the most popular and commonly used paraphrases are Everest base camp trek return back by helicopter and Everest flyout trek.
Summarizing the Mount Everest fly-out trek itinerary, you will have a helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, trek from Lukla to Everest base camp, and stay overnight at Gorak Shep. And on the final day, a helicopter flight will take you from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.
Particularly, the Everest base camp trek & return by helicopter flight promises 8 days to reach the base camp of the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest. There will also be two days for acclimatization i.e. at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. It helps in coping with the weather and temperature making the trip easier. On the 9th day of this trek itinerary, a helicopter will bring you back to Kathmandu with this Everest base camp trek returning back by helicopter. The return helicopter flight from Everest base camp to Kathmandu (Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight), takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes to complete the circuit and land at the domestic airport.
The 9 days Everest base camp trek with a helicopter return is the most-selling trekking itinerary in Nepal. It is because the return route to Lukla from Everest base camp is the same as the one taken while ascending, and people want to skip it once they have completed the uphill trek. Therefore, to facilitate the clients, we have maintained the fixed departure section to book the Everest Heli trek for the years 2022, 2023, and 2024.
If you are planning to book this shuttle helicopter Mt Everest base camp tour after the EBC trek in large numbers (together), we are always ready to offer you a group discount price. Also, we have reserved some discounts for those who make a booking in advance for a minimum of 6 months from the trek departure date.
Everest Base Camp Trek round trip by Helicopter Flight
Everest base camp trek with a two-way helicopter shuttle is offered on a round trip (2-way) helicopter flight basis for the sector Kathmandu to Lukla and return back to Kathmandu from Gorakshep. Helicopter flights to Lukla and helicopter return flights to Kathmandu mainly focus on those travelers who want to avoid the scary landing at Lukla airport by regular plane flight. It is because Lukla airport is well-known as one of the most dangerous airports in the world located at an altitude of 2846 meters.
In order to address the safe and comfortable journey to the base of Mount Everest with less fear, Nepal Trek Adventures has designed a round-trip helicopter flight with EBC trek for our clients. Comparatively, the cost of a helicopter ride is a little expensive compared to a regular plane flight. But the safety level of helicopter flights to EBC is high and it's a fearless ride to start the trekking from Lukla. On the other side, a helicopter flies in low visibility as well, which secures fewer chances of flight cancellation in the average weather condition of Lukla.
Once you land at Lukla airport, the Everest base camp trek (and return back by helicopter) starts after a quick breakfast at Lukla village. Walking through several Sherpa villages and local settlements, you will reach the Everest base camp by hiking in a couple of days. En route, you will pass through the villages such as Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. When people reach the Everest base camp and they think that their dream of exploring the base camp of Everest has been completed, they will fly out from the Everest region by helicopter.
So the helicopter shuttle service brings you to Kathmandu in the shortest and possibly minimum timeframe. It plays a vital role for the trekkers in the mountain. It is categorized to be an Everest comfortable trek that is suitable for hikers and trekkers of all age groups. Thus, Everest base camp trek both-way helicopter services are being numbered as an ideal choice for travelers. Fly in a circuit with a round trip to Everest by helicopter and make your Everest Heli trek unforgettable.
Everest base camp trek and fly out by helicopter
We have also named this trekking as Everest flyout trek or EBC flyout trek. However, its main goal is to include a helicopter to fly back from EBC. Everest base camp helicopter fly-out trek is the easy-made way of reaching the base camp Everest mountain in a comparatively shorter period of time. These 9 days Everest fly-out trek is the best opportunity to reach the base camp of the world's tallest eight-thousander, Mount Everest (8848.86m). EBC flyout trek offers both trekking and chopper ride experience in Nepal.
This trek is a full package encompassed fly-in fly-out (two-ways) helicopter practice for all-mountain and nature lovers and hikers. As the full trekking can be marked outdated, this fly-out trek to EBC with a round-trip flying opportunity can be the ideal choice as a new and emerging experience. This helicopter ride includes the rectification of a flight landing in the dangerous Lukla Airport. Optimally, it is the best experiment that can be done with no scary parts at all.
Everest fly-out trek marks count as "It is better to fly and upsurge than to walk more and lose urge".
Everest base camp one-way trek and return by helicopter flight in detail.
- Total trip duration: 9 days
- Trekking duration: 8 days
- Starting point: Kathmandu
- Ending point: Kathmandu
- Maximum altitude: 5,380 meters (Everest base camp)
- Minimum altitude: 1,400 meters (Kathmandu)
- Helicopter flights: Kathmandu to Lukla (45 minutes) and Gorak Shep to Kathmandu (65 minutes)
- Helicopter weight allowance: 400 kilograms (including passengers and luggage)
- Accommodation: Lodges, hotels, and tea houses
- Average walking hours per day: 3 to 7 hours
- Major attractions: mountain ranges and peaks, hills, rivers, lakes, cascades, icefalls, local settlement and culture, flowers and wilderness, monasteries, shrines, Chortens, memorials, etc.
Everest base camp helicopter fly out trek route
Kathmandu -> Lukla -> Phakding -> Namche Bazaar -> Tengboche -> Dingboche -> Lobuche -> Gorakshep -> Everest Base Camp -> Gorakshep -> Kathmandu
Total hiking or flight duration of Everest base camp trek with helicopter return:
- Kathmandu to Lukla by helicopter flight: 45 minutes
- Lukla to Phakding trekking: 3 to 4 hours
- Phakding to Namche Bazaar trekking: 6 to 7 hours
- Namche Bazaar to Tengboche trekking: 5 to 6 hours
- Tengboche to Dingboche trekking: 5 to 6 hours
- Dingboche to Lobuche trekking: 4 to 5 hours
- Lobuche to Gorak Shep trekking: 2 to 3 hours
- Gorakshep to Everest base camp hiking: 2 to 3 hours for one way
- Gorakshep to Kathmandu by helicopter flight: 65 minutes
Everest basecamp Heli shuttle trek route in detail.
Everest base camp helicopter fly-out trek starts from Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, we move towards Lukla with a Heli ride that will take around 45 minutes to complete. Then, we trek from Lukla to Phakding. It will take about 3 to 4 hours to reach Phakding from Lukla. Following this footstep, we will move from Phakding to Namche Bazaar covering a distance within a 6 to 7 hours time period. We will stay overnight at Namche Bazaar and spend the next day here as an acclimatization day.
On a forthcoming day, we will leave Namche Bazaar and head towards Tengboche passing through the nice yet off-beat trail. It will take around 5 to 6 hours to complete the distance. From Tengboche, we will trek to Dingboche for around 5 to 6 hours and halt for the day. The next day, we will walk further from Dingboche to Lobuche covering the trekking trail distance in around 4 to 5 hours. The following day, we conquer Everest base camp passing through Gorakshep, spend some time there, and return back to Gorakshep. The walking time for this day remains around 3 to 5 hours.
Finally, on the last day, the helicopter flight will pick us up from Gorakshep, and land us at Kathmandu airport. On this helicopter return flight from Gorakshep, you will have the best upside-down peregrine view of the whole Everest region and an overall natural and artistic panorama throughout the route. It will take around 65 minutes to complete the helicopter flyout distance from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.
Why choose the Everest base camp trek with helicopter return / Everest flyout trek?
Everest Base Camp stands at an elevation of 5,380 meters (17,600 feet) in the heart of the Himalayan landscape. It is the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (8,848 meters/29,029 feet). So, climbing on it is not a cup of tea. It comprises lots of walking preparation, health checkups, and mainly willpower.
To rectify the regular trekking route, a return helicopter ride is incorporated with it. It makes the arrival to Lukla (trek starting point) and departure from Gorakshep (trek ending point) easier and calm. Furthermore, traveling to base camp by means of a Heli flight instead of regular flights can be the safest opportunity to reach Everest. It is because of the safe and sound landing that the helicopter provides. The helicopter is smaller and the landing space needed is also lesser in comparison to the airplane. So, it won’t need a long runway and other precautions that might be required by airplane flights. Meanwhile, the visibility level of the Heli is higher which lets it fly over even in less visibility when the weather is not favorable.
9 days Everest base camp trek and fly back by helicopter (Everest flyout trek) delivers the views of the magnificence of mountain peaks and ranges, green and brown hills, snowy landscape, rivers, lakes, glaciers, icefalls, cascades, and exotic flora and fauna in the contrasting time period. Likewise, the memorial of Everest expeditors and Sherpa, meet and chit-chat with local residents about their culture, tradition, lifestyle, and ethics, prayer walls, monasteries and Chortens, the forest of pine, rhododendron, and oak, etc. worth the dedicated time and endeavor. Exploring the arena of Hotel Everest View and Sagarmatha National Park is also the zest of this Everest trekking with a helicopter flight.
Many trekking and tour companies in Nepal are selling a one-way chopper flight from Kathmandu to reach the base camp of Everest or Kala Patthar (the highest viewpoint in the Everest region). But, Nepal Trek Adventures has come up with the ideal option for a two-way helicopter ride inclusive in the mentioned itinerary to facilitate our valuable customers. This trek is favorable for all adventure lovers, as the package and itinerary can be modified as per requirement and feasibility. It is a budgeted trip that covers all the best stopping points in the Everest region of Nepal.
Hence, collaborate with Nepal Trek Adventure & Expedition and get pleasure from your remarkable Everest days in Nepal.