Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Ride Return

12 Days

  • Spring (March to Mid June) and Autumn (September to Early December).
  • Full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • 5,364m (At EBC)
  • 3+
  • Moderate
  • 11 days

Embark on an exhilarating 12-day journey to one of the world’s most iconic destinations – Everest Base Camp with Heli Return back to Lukla. This carefully crafted package combines the thrill of a classic trek to the Base Camp with an extraordinary return journey by helicopter from Gorakshep to Lukla, offering you an unforgettable adventure that seamlessly blends challenge and comfort.

Are you ready to conquer Everest Base Camp and return in style? This is your chance to turn dreams into reality!

Everest Base Camp trek with Heli ride overview

Everest Base Camp Trek with heli ride is one the best course of action to enjoy and finish the trek in style. The main feature of this package is, that you will get a helicopter ride back to Lukla from Gorakshep after you finish the hike to base camp which is to escape the same route while returning down.

The sceneries of stunning mountains, alpine forests, villages, and terraces you get to view from flying above like a bird-eye view are just mind-blowing. It takes around 20 minutes to complete the ride. This alternative way has been preferred by many trekkers in recent days.

Everest Base Camp Trek has been on the top bucket list of every trekker due to its panorama view, high elevation, and challenges. Those who haven’t done the Everest Base Camp trek yet are considered not worthy to be called a trekker.

EBC Trek with Heli Ride Highlights

Everest Base Camp trek with heli ride return is a perfect trek for people with a short time but still want that adventure. Here are some highlights of the Everest Base Camp trek with heli ride.

  • Hillary suspension Bridges (get way to Everest)
  • Namche Bazaar: The highest trade center in the world. One of the main settlements of the world-famous “Sherpa” people.
  • Fly over the highest peak in the world, including Mount Everest.
  • Exploring Sagarmatha National Park
  • The paranoic view from Kala Pathar
  • Enjoy the view of 7000m to 8000m peaks including Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain peak.
  • The iconic Everest Base Camp

Accommodation and Meals 

During this Everest Base Camp Trek with heli ride return, you will get star-level accommodation in Kathmandu based on twin sharing. 

During the trek, up to Namche, you will be provided the standard room with an attached bathroom. After Namche, you will get a standard room. 

According to the trip package, we will provide you full board meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).


Here are some required permits for the trek: 

  • Khumbu Municipality permit 
  • Sagarmatha National Park permit 

Note: Our guide will manage all the necessary permits for the trek. 

Does the Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter Return trip include Kala Patthar?

Yes, our trip includes the Kala Patthar hike as well. Once you achieve your goal of reaching the Everest Base Camp the following day you will hike to Kalapatthar very early in the morning for the sunrise view over Mount Everest. Kalapatthar is the highest vantage point at an astonishing elevation of 5,545m which offers you a magnificent view of the Himalayas including Mount Everest.

Afterward, you will return down to the Gorakshep, have breakfast, and take a helicopter back to Lukla.

Outline Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to the hotel

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) and trek to Phakding (2,600m/8,530)-3/4hrs

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft)-6/7hrs

Day 04: Rest/Acclimatization day at Namche

Day 05: Trek to Tyangboche/Deboche (3,855m/12,648ft)-5hrs

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14,468ft)-5hrs

Day 07: Rest/Acclimatization day at Dingboche and sightseeing

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft)-6hrs

Day 09: Trek to EBC (5,364m/17,598ft) and back to Gorakshep (5,185m/17011ft)-6/8hrs 

Day 10: Early mornign hike to Kalapatthar (5,545m/18,192ft), back to Gorakshep and fly to Lukla (sharing helicopter)

Day 11: Back to Kathmandu

Day 12: Final Departure 

Cost Inclusion

  • Airport picks up & drops (both international and domestic)
  • Two night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on the basis of twin sharing
  • Kathmandu/Ramechhap-Lukla-Ramechhap/Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Helicopter from Gorakshep to Lukla
  • Baggage allowance 10kg check-in & 5kg hand carry
  • Guide flight Kathmandu/Ramechhap-Lukla-Ramechhap/Kathmandu
  • Lodge accommodation during the trekking (4 night attached bathroom: at Phakding 1 night, at Namche Bazar 2 night, and at Lukla 1 night)
  • Meals: breakfast, Lunch, & dinner tea or coffee per meals only in trekking
  • Fresh fruits with dinner
  • National park permit
  • TIMS Card
  • Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality local permit
  • Trekking map
  • Trekking equipment: Down Jacket & four season sleeping bag
  • Pristine Nepal Trek’s duffle bag for trekking
  • Pristine Nepal Trek’s T-Shirt
  • English speaking, government license holder trekking guide
  • Sherpa porter (food, accommodation, insurance, salary)
  • One porter is provided for two trekkers (weight restriction up to 20 kg)
  • WIFI internet during the trek
  • Water purification
  • Medical kits
  • Coordination for emergency cases
  • All paper works
  • Farewell dinner at the reputable restaurant

Cost Exclusion

  • Nepal visa fee ($30 for 15 days, $50 for 30 days)
  • Travel insurance with helicopter evacuation
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone bills, bar bills, chocolate, shower, snacks, and deserts
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • Extra nights hotel in the case of early return from the mountain

Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Ride Return Itinerary

EBC trek
Kathmandu city from monkey temple

You will arrive in Kathmandu according to your flight details. On your arrival, you will be welcomed by our Pristine Nepal Trek team. After that you will stay at a deluxe hotel in the Thamel area which is the biggest and popular marketplace for tourists.

You will meet your guide and discus about trip. If you stay 2nd day in Kathmandu it is your free day.

Today, you will have a flight to Lukla either from Kathmandu or Ramechhap in the morning. Sometimes, you will have flight from Ramechhap which is four hours far from Kathmandu by bus due to the busy air traffic of Kathmandu airport.

After a short scenic flight to Lukla, your day kicks off with a short 3 hours trek to Phakding. You will have your lunch after reaching Phakding.

3 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Namche Bazar before the monsoon.

Today you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park region, which is also one of the World Heritage sites. Similarly, we will start the trek as soon as we have our breakfast in Phakding.

You will have lunch at Jorsalle which is the last village before reaching the Namche Bazar.
It will take a minimum of 6 hours to reach Namche Bazar from Phakding. On the way, you will have your first glance of Mount Everest from a viewpoint before reaching Namche Bazar.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Everest view from Namche

Acclimatization Day is most important for this trek. Today you can visit to the Sherpa museum where you can learn the culture of Sherpa, Sagarmatha National Park & the Everest region of Nepal.

Namche Bazar is the biggest trading hub including internet cafes, restaurants, government offices, ATMs, and a cheap market from Friday evening to Saturday.

You can also go hiking to Syangboche where Everest view hotel which is situated on the highest point of earth is located.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tyangboche is the home of Monks where you can see the culture based on Tibetan culture. After an acclimatization day in Namche Bazar, it will be easy to trek to Tyangboche. However, walk slowly and drink lots of water to be free from Altitude sickness.

When trekking to Tyangboche/Tengboche, you will encounter lots of prayer flags on the way. Similarly, you will be surrounded by the beautiful Mountains until you reach Mount Everest Base Camp. And to reach the Tyangboche it will only take 6 hours on average. At Tyangboche, you can see the oldest monastery of the Everest region.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Everest trek
Lhotse from Dingboche

Today we will trek to Dingboche through the lush rhododendron forest which is the national flower of Nepal.

We will start our trek as soon as we eat breakfast. Today’s trek will be easy walk to Pangboche first which a Sherpa village is also. You will have your lunch at Somare which is near Dingboche. After Somare, it is gradual walk to Dingboche for overnight stay.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today will be another rest day/acclimatization day at 4,450m in Dingboche. You can either climb to Nangkartshang Peak or explore Dingboche Chhukung village.

(Nangkartshang 5,081m Peak is terribly steep upward to climb which is also very hard but totally worth it.) Or you can go for Chhukung village which is gradual up.
Today’s acclimatization day will help you to tackle altitude sickness as well as it will help you to boost your energy.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a second acclimatization day at Dingboche, you will be almost ready for Everest Base Camp. Trekking to Lobuche will be easy as pie if you have climbed to Nangkartshang peak.

Similarly, today will have a long walk from Dingboche to Lobuche which will take up to 5/6 hours. That is why we will walk early in the morning after a delicious breakfast. You’ll have a lunch break at Thukla/Dukla at 4,630m altitude.

After a lunch break at Thukla, you will have a steep climb for an hour to the memorial top where many passed mountaineer’s memorials. And an hour walk to Lobuche from here for an overnight stay.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After 2 days of acclimatization and 6 days of continuous walking, you will finally achieve your goal today.

Today, we will have an early breakfast at Lobuche, after that, we will head to Gorakshep. It will only take 3 hours to reach Gorakshep. From there, it will only take one and a half hours to reach Everest Base Camp.

After doing Everest Base Camp, go back to Gorakshep and enjoy your successful trip to Base Camp.

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You have to wake up early in the morning for the Kalapatthar hike. It will take about 2-3 hours to reach the top. Enjoy the view of magical Himalayas and return down to Gorakshep. You will have a breakfast and head to the helipad. Fly back to Lukla by sharing helicopter.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Back to Kathmandu in the morning and transfer to the hotel. We will provide farewell dinner in the evening.


Today you will be transferred to the international airport approximately three hours before your scheduled flight by one of our representatives. It may be the departure day but we will be in touch with you from time to time.

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Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Ride Return
From USD 1,950.00
/ Adult
From USD 2,650.00
/ Deluxe

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