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Everest Trek Return by Helicopter

Trip code
Package name Everest Trek Return by Helicopter
Duration 11
Max. elevation 5564 m
Level Moderate
Transportation Domestic flight and all ground transportation as per itinerary
Accomodation 3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea House / Lodge during the trek
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 2,050 per person



Embark on the 11-day Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return for a unique journey that seamlessly blends trekking and the thrill of a helicopter ride back to Lukla, followed by a direct flight to Kathmandu. This modified itinerary caters to those who prefer ascending to Everest Base Camp without the need to trek downhill on the same route.

Explore the Everest region in an 11-day trek, featuring an ascending journey to Base Camp followed by a thrilling helicopter return to Lukla and a direct flight back to Kathmandu. This modified itinerary is designed for those who prefer a one-way trek without descending on the same route.

Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of Nepal during an exhilarating 11-day trek to Everest Base Camp with a helicopter return. Marvel at greenery, exotic flora, local settlements, diverse cultures, cascades, and the iconic Mount Everest, all while avoiding the downhill trek with a scenic helicopter flight back to Lukla.

Embark on an exciting 11-day adventure, commencing with a breathtaking 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This Everest trek with heli flyout offers a modified itinerary for a one-way ascending trek, showcasing the beauty of Nepal's scenarios, culminating in an unforgettable helicopter return directly to Kathmandu.

Experience the best of Nepal's landscapes on an 11-day trek to Everest Base Camp with a helicopter return. This thrilling journey, starting and ending in Kathmandu, showcases the picturesque Sherpa settlements, Sagarmatha National Park, and iconic villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Pangboche, before reaching the breathtaking Everest Base Camp.

Embark on an extraordinary 11-day trek with a helicopter return from Everest Base Camp. Trek through the stunning landscapes of Sagarmatha National Park, cross suspension bridges, and visit charming villages before reaching the pinnacle at Kala Patthar. Enjoy a 360-degree panorama of majestic peaks before a scenic helicopter flight back to Kathmandu.

Optimize your time with an 11-day Everest trek that includes a helicopter return. This modified journey starts with a 35-minute flight to Lukla, leading through Sherpa settlements and Sagarmatha National Park, and concludes with a scenic helicopter flight back to Kathmandu. Save time and explore more of Nepal's beauty.

Begin your legend with an 11-day adventure to Everest Base Camp and a helicopter return. Trek through Sherpa settlements, explore Sagarmatha National Park, and gaze upon Everest's grandeur. The journey culminates with a scenic helicopter flight from Gorakshep back to Kathmandu, creating soaring moments and unforgettable memories.

Preparation for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Trip
Your health, both physical and mental, is crucial when considering the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return. If you lack trekking experience, it is recommended to engage in activities like cycling, jogging, and morning walks for a few weeks or months before booking your trip. Prior hiking and climbing experience will also be advantageous for this trek, especially with a peak elevation of 5545 meters at Kalapatthar. The route includes ascents, descents, and passes through farmland, terraces, and sherpa communities. Therefore, being in good physical condition is essential for daily 5 to 6-hour walks. 

Best Season or Time to Visit Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return
The ideal times to go trekking to Everest Base Camp with a Helicopter Return are during the spring and autumn months. While trekking is doable during the summer and winter months, it can be more challenging due to unpredictable weather conditions. However, if you have previous trekking experience, it is still possible to trek during these times. Spring, occurring from March to May, offers a mix of warm and mild weather and incredible mountain views. Autumn, from September to November, also provides stunning weather and picturesque mountain landscapes. Winter, on the other hand, brings cold temperatures and snow-covered slopes, but the views of the mountains are absolutely breathtaking. In Nepal, winter lasts from December to February.

Foods Available On Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Chopper
On the Everest Base Camp Trek, you can return by chopper if you'd like. For breakfast, you can enjoy pancakes, cornflakes, local bread, chapatti, porridge, and various egg dishes. There's also toast, Muesli with milk, hash brown potatoes, and other items available on this journey. Lunch options include Dhal, Bhat, and Tarkari, Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Potatoes, Tibetan Bread, Different Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni meals, Vegetables, Salad Pizza, Snacks, and Desserts. For dinner, you can choose from the same options as lunch, but there are also different soups like tomato soup, chicken soup, mushroom soup, garlic soup, and more on offer.

Accommodation Facilities On Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter Return
During your stay in Kathmandu, you will be accommodated at a three-star hotel. For the Helicopter Return to Everest Base Camp Trek from Gorakshep, you will be staying at a teahouse. Teahouse lodging in Nepal is budget-friendly and specially designed for tourists. The accommodations are typically simple with low-rise beds, foam mattress covers, and either plastered or wood-paneled walls. Most rooms have a single window and some may have heaters or a central burner for warmth. Some teahouses even offer hot showers, which is uncommon in many hotels. You can also find electrical charging facilities, although it may come at a cost. We recommend booking double rooms for your trip instead of single rooms.

Difficulty Level of Everest Base Camp Trek and Fly Back by Copter
For those who have never experienced hiking, especially in the Himalayas, the Helicopter Return Everest Base Camp Trek may prove to be quite challenging. The journey involves navigating through dangerous paths with numerous hazards. Participants must be prepared to hike for at least 5 to 6 hours daily, dealing with various steep inclines and declines on difficult terrain. Good physical and mental health is essential for undertaking this trek. Altitude sickness is a significant threat on any trek in Nepal, as the routes often surpass elevations of 4000m, putting trekkers at higher risk. The trails on this trek are demanding, leading through remote, mountainous, and rugged terrain. It is vital to be well-prepared for such challenges.

Altitude Sickness and Remedies during Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return
Altitude sickness can occur when the body struggles to adjust to the low oxygen and high pressure at high altitudes like those found in the mountains, such as Everest Base Camp. Symptoms of acute mountain sickness, which can be severe, include headaches, fatigue, nausea, shortness of breath, dizziness, insomnia, loss of appetite, and more. To combat altitude sickness, it's important to stay hydrated and avoid alcohol, which can worsen dehydration. Eating a nutritious diet is also crucial during the trip. Additionally, bringing Diamox, a highly effective medication for altitude sickness, is recommended.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Booking Procedure
Green Valley Nepal Treks, a government-approved trek and tour operator, has been providing services in Nepal for over a decade. We are proud members of both the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN). You can trust us to book your Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter Return Package. To secure your reservation, we require a 10% deposit of the total cost. Please send us copies of important documents, such as your passport, passport-size photos, travel insurance, and flight details, within a week of booking. Payment can be made through our website using bank transfer, western union, or online methods. You have three payment options available.

Is it possible to reach Mount Everest in a helicopter?
Absolutely! While trekking is the usual way to reach the Everest region, opting for a helicopter tour offers a unique and exciting experience. A helicopter journey to Everest Base Camp provides an exceptional way to take in the breathtaking Himalayan landscapes.

Has a helicopter flown to the top of Mount Everest?
No helicopter has ever flown directly to the top of Mount Everest. The extreme altitude, thin air, and severe weather conditions make it technically challenging and dangerous to attempt such a feat.

Can you trek to Everest Base Camp and return via helicopter?
Yes, you can trek to Everest Base Camp and return via helicopter. This option allows trekkers to experience the iconic trek to the base camp on foot and then return quickly and comfortably by helicopter, avoiding the need to retrace their steps on the return journey.

What dangers come with landing a helicopter on Mount Everest?
There are many risks involved in landing a helicopter on Mount Everest, such as the difficult terrain, the thin air, and the weather that can change suddenly. The helicopter's rotor blades can also stir up powerful winds that could trigger avalanches, putting climbers and rescuers in danger on the ground.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1320m) with Hotel Transfer

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, the bustling capital of Nepal, you will be greeted by our team and smoothly transferred to your hotel. Take this day to rest and acclimate to the new surroundings, preparing for the epic journey that lies ahead.

Day 2 : Flight to Lukla (2,840m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610m)

An early morning flight takes you to Lukla, where your trek officially begins. The thrill of landing at one of the world's most challenging airports is followed by a trek to Phakding, a charming village nestled alongside the Dudh Kosi River.

Day 3 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

Traverse picturesque landscapes as you trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region. The journey introduces you to the Sherpa way of life, providing a glimpse into the unique culture and traditions.

Day 4 : Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

Today is dedicated to acclimatization, crucial for adapting to the increasing altitude. Explore Namche Bazaar, visit the local markets, and soak in the breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

Day 5 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m)

The trek advances to Tengboche, home to the iconic Tengboche Monastery. The journey unveils panoramic views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks, creating a spiritual and awe-inspiring atmosphere.

Day 6 : Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m)

Trekking through rhododendron forests and picturesque landscapes, you reach Dingboche. Nestled in the Imja Valley, this village offers stunning views of Lhotse and Island Peak.

Day 7 : Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

Another acclimatization day is dedicated to adjusting to the higher altitudes in Dingboche. Consider a short hike to Nangkartshang Peak for breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas.

Day 8 : Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m)

Day 9 : Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,180m) and Visit to Everest Base Camp (5,364m)

A challenging day awaits as you trek to Gorak Shep and embark on a memorable visit to Everest Base Camp. Stand in the shadow of the world's highest peak and witness the camaraderie of mountaineers preparing for their ascent.

Day 10 : Summit of Kala Patthar (5,550m), Helicopter Flight Back to Kathmandu

Climb to the summit of Kala Patthar for a mesmerizing sunrise over Everest. The adventure concludes with a thrilling helicopter flight back to Kathmandu

Day 11 : Departure Day

Bid farewell to the enchanting Himalayas as you depart from Kathmandu. Reflect on the awe-inspiring landscapes, cultural experiences, and the sense of accomplishment from conquering the Everest trek.


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