Everest Base Camp Trek Fly back by Helicopter

Trip Fact

  1. Trip Code:
    EBCTBH
  2. Trip Price:
    from $1925 USD

Duration: 12 Days

Trip Grade: Moderate

Accommodation : 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek

Group Size: 2+

Maximum Altitude : 5,545m

Trip Start from : Kathmandu

Trip end: Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek

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Trip Highlight

  • Sightseeing at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu City.
  • Visit Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital the gateway to the Everest.
  • Attend Everest Base Camp hike up to Kalapather for majestic views of Everest others.
  • Most scenic helicopter flight back to Lukla head-to-head with the Himalayas

At a glance

This Everest Base Camp Trek Fly back by Helicopter trip is a great way to witness the Everest region and upon reaching the targeted location, Everest Base Camp. The program is designed for those who have a limited time and still wish to trek to the base camp, and after attending the base camp, fly back to Lukla on a charted helicopter.

On our Everest Base Camp Trek Fly back by Helicopter tour, we trek to the base camp of the worlds highest mountain, Mt. Everest, and visit Kalapathhar which is another most wanted after destination in the Everest region. The 12-day trip begins in Kathmandu and we fly to Lukla the next day and begin trekking from there. We charter a helicopter on our way back to Lukla from Gorak Shep which is last settlement before Everest Base Camp. Another exciting part of our Everest Base Camp Trek Fly back by Helicopter tour is over the pristine Gokyo Lake, which is also a popular trekking destination among trekkers who travel the Everest region.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 M)

Day 02 :Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, then trek to Phakding (2652m)

Day 03 :Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Day 04 :Acclimatization day in Namche

Day 05 :Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) to Dibuche 3810 mtrs

Day 06 :Dibuche – Dingbuche (4410m)

Day 07 :Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization

Day 08 :Dingboche to Lhobuche (5000m)

Day 09 :Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5150m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m), back to Gorakshep

Day 10 :Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5545m) then fly back to Lukla by Helicopter

Day 11 :Flight back to Kathmandu

Day 12 :Final Departure or onward for next program

Cost Include

  1. Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  2. 2 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  3. Teahouse accommodation during the trek as mention on itinerary
  4. All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  5. All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  6. Domestic flights by a regular Twin Otter plane (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  7. An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
  8. One Porter between two person
  9. Helicopter/Chopper flight to Lukla from Gorakshep
  10. Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  11. Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after the trip completion)
  12. Green Valley Nepal Treks duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map
  13. All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  14. Medical kit (carried by your trek guide)
  15. All government and local taxes & services Charges

Cost Exclude

  1. Nepalese visa fee you can easily get on your arrival at Kathmandu airport
  2. Excess baggage charge(s)
  3. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  4. Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  5. International flights flight ticket
  6. Travel and rescue insurance
  7. Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  8. Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Trip Note

We offer Everest Base Camp Trek with a Chopper Return every day from September to December & March to May. Please feel free to contact us directly via WhatsApp (WhatsApp number: +977-9841392186) or via EMAIL. 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 M) Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying a GREEN VALLEY NEPAL TREKS signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. You can visit our office for pre-trip meeting and know the detail arrangement of the Trek.
Accommodation: 3 stars hotel

Day 02 :Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, then trek to Phakding (2652m)As our flight time to Lukla we will arrange transport to drive Kathmandu domestic airport. The flight to Lukla gives outstanding views of early morning sunrise on the snow-capped mountains. On landing Tenzing-Hillary Airport after a 40 minutes at Lukla, we reach the gateway to the Himalayas. The trek begins from the airport itself soon after meeting our crew there from where Phakdung is a short walk. As this is the first day of the trek, we rest in Phakding.
Accommodation: Room with attach bathroom
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Distance: 7.8 KM

Day 03 :Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) Starting early in the morning, the route passes through beautiful pine forests, Dudh Koshi River and views of Maunt Thamserku. After passing a few settlements we a check post, the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. We further walk through the confluence of Dudh Koshi River and Bhote Koshi River, and take a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar where the first sight of marvelous Mount Everest and ridges of Mount Lhotse and Mount Nuptse welcomes us.
Accommodation: Room with attach bathroom
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Distance: 10.4 KM

Day 04 :Acclimatization day in Namche Namche Bazaar, the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region, is well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries et cetera. Although it’s rest day for acclimatization, we go for a short hike to a nearby viewpoint (Thame or Khunde) and take a tour of the place including the Tourist Visitor Center where information about Everest climbers, Sherpa people and their culture and flora and fauna of the region are briefed. Overnight stay in a lodge/tea house.
Accommodation: Room with attach bathroom
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Distance: 8 KM

Day 05 :Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) to Dibuche 3810 mtrsWe follow the trail that climbs the top of a ridge offering a panorama of Thamserku, Kusum Kangrib and Kantega. After walking around a branch ridge, the views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, Tawetse and Nuptse suddenly become unveils. We then start descending and come to the crossroad with one way leading to Gokyo valley. Walking through the village of Trashinga, we soon reach the Dudh Koshi River. The first half of the climb to Tyangboche is strenuous, however eases off as the trail approaches forested area. With splendid views in the backdrop, the climb along the mountainside leads to a stone gate that marks the entrance to Tyangboche. Tyangboche gives one of the best panoramic views of the snow giants. After short break in Tyangboche we continue our trek to Dibuche for overnight.
Accommodation: Room with an attached bathroom
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Distance: 9.3 KM

Day 06 :Dibuche – Dingbuche (4410m)The morning view of the mountain panorama is outstanding and you can click the breath taking views of Kangtega range, Thamserku, Amadablam, Taboche, Kwangde, Tengboche, Lhotse and Nuptse. Our day begins along the trail through Imja Khola then to Tengboche where we descend to river bank, through the rhodedondron and birch forests. At Deboche we visit a Buddhist nunnery and cross few chortens to reach Pangboche where we can have a splendid view the wonderful mountains. One can easily notice the thinning vegetation on walking from upper Panboche to the dry and alpine terrain of Shomare. The apical ridge of Mt. Pumori can be viewed from Orsho then finally we reach the cold and windy village of Dingboche where we stay overnight.
Accommodation: Room with attach bathroom
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Distance: 10 KM

Day 07 :Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatizationThere are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. Another option is to hike up to Chhukung, where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others.
Accommodation: Room with attach bathroom
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08 :Dingboche to Lhobuche (5000m)The trail goes slightly uphill till Thugla Pass then descends moderately up till Lobuche. You will see memorial stupa and pray flag hanging on the hill over the Thugla pass. The stupas were built in the memory of climbers who have lost their life during the expedition of Mt. Everest. You will get an opportunity to get the view of Tawache, Cholache, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Pumari, Nuptse & Kusum kankaru mountains. The glacier ridge of Lobuche offers you the view of Everest base camp, Kala pattar, Khumbu glacier and moraines formed by glaciers.
Accommodation: Room without attach bathroom
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Distance: 7.6 KM

Day 09 :Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5150m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m), back to GorakshepThis is the most important day of the Everest Base Camp trek route. At Thangma Riju one can experience the 360 degree panaromic view snowcapped mountains. Actually Mount Everest is not seen from here however Mount Nuptse, Mount Nuptse and Mount Pumori can be viewed very well. Below Mount Pumori a grey grassy land of Kalapathar can be seen after climbing up the steep through terrain of Changri glacier.
Accommodation: Room with attach bathroom
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Distance: 9.9 KM

Day 10 :Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5545m) then fly back to Lukla by Helicopter On the climax of this trip the trek starts much early in the morning so that trekkers can witness the glimpse of the Mount Everest when the dusk turns to bright morning with light of the day. On the way Peak s Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse are viewed. It is recommended that during the ascent to Kalapththar which takes hours one plus and catch breathe while snapping the photos at times. Panaromic view of Himalayas can be seen at Gorakshep.

Then we will provide you breakfast in Gorakshep then our helicopter will be there to pickup you which will take to Lukla. Helicopter flight to Lukla will be most exiting & memorable trip.
Accommodation: Room with attach bathroom
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 :Flight back to KathmanduThis is the day when Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is enjoyed over once again. On reaching Kathmandu it is time to enjoy shopping and walking round the city. The evening is to celebrate for successfully completion of Everest Base Camp trip.
Accommodation: 3 stars Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 :Final Departure or onward for next program The final day in Nepal is the last time one can enjoy shopping and have pleasant sightseeing around the cultural city of Kathmandu valley before leaving for Tribhuwan International Airport on scheduled flight time.
Meals: Breakfast

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Based on the request from The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, most of the flights from Kathmandu (KTM) to Lukla (LUA) has been shifted to the nearby Ramechhap (RCH) Airport in order to manage extreme air traffic congestion at TIA. We have to drive to Ramechhap (RCH) airport from Kathmandu to fly Lukla on day 2nd; it will take about 3 to 4 hours.

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