Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Helicopter - 9 Days

Tengboche Monastery

Everest Base Camp Trek and return by helicopter is yet another superb trek in the Everest region offered by Nepal Trek Routes.

A special trip well-crafted for those trekkers who want to complete Everest Base Camp trek in less than 10 days. Additionally, this trek takes you on a helicopter ride and marvel at the incredible sights of Himalayas on your way back to Lukla and Kathmandu.

Trek through rugged trails, diverse landscape, forested valleys, and cross suspension bridges to revel in an epic adventure to Everest Base Camp. Hike to the vantage point, Kala Patthar and embrace the beauty of the majestic mountains, including Everest. Stay at the local tea houses and lodges owned by Sherpa people.

Discover old Buddhist Monasteries and rest at the picturesque Sherpa settlements of Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorak Shep. The constant backdrop of the mountains will excite you every day.

Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Helicopter Route

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return starts with a heli ride to Lukla. Trek to Phakding and rest for the day at one of the lodges. The next day, you will continue the trail to Namche Bazaar, a beautiful Sherpa town in the Everest region.

Namche is the best spot for acclimatization. Ascend towards Tengboche village, home to one of the largest monasteries in the Everest region. From Tengboche enjoy stunning views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku.

On the 5th day, you will reach Dingboche and spend another day acclimatizing. Hike to Nagarjun Hill, get awed by the jaw-dropping views of the Himalayas. As the journey to EBC continues, the views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam inspire you.

On the 8th day of Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return, you will visit Everest Base Camp. After spending a beautiful and triumphant moment at EBC, you will hike to Kala Patthar, to admire 360-degree up-close views of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks. From Kala Patthar, you return to Lukla and then onwards to Kathmandu by Helicopter.

Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Helicopter Difficulty

Everest Base Camp Trek and return by helicopter is a moderate to difficult trek suitable for both experienced and novice trekkers.

The highest elevation reached is 5,550m at Kala Patthar. On a normal day, you will trek for 5-6 hours, and on a challenging day, you must walk for 7-8 hours.

Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Helicopter Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft) by Helicopter, Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft)
Duration: 45 minutes Helicopter flight, 3-4 hours (8 km) trek

Day 2
Day 2

Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (10.5 km) trek

Day 3
Day 3

At Namche Bazaar: 1st Acclimatization Day (3,440m/11,286ft)

Day 4
Day 4

Trek to Tengboche (3,860m/12,664ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (10 km) trek

Day 5
Day 5

Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14,469ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (11 km) trek

Day 6
Day 6

At Dingboche – 2nd Acclimatization Day (4,410m/14,469ft)
Hike to Nagarjun Hill (5,100m)
Walking distance: 4-5 hours (4.5 km) trek

Day 7
Day 7

Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (8 km) trek

Day 8
Day 8

Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,864ft) – Visit to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft)
Walking distance: 7-8 hours (12 km) trek

Day 9
Day 9

Hike to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,209ft), Return by Helicopter to Lukla and onward to Kathmandu
Duration: 2-3 hours (3 km) trek,1-hour Helicopter flight

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Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Helicopter

Trip Facts

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Moderate to Difficult
  • 5,550m/18,209ft
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
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