EBC Helicopter Trek

Swift and short adventure trek to world’s highest mountain base camp at 5,364m | 17,594ft

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 - 10
  • Min Age: +10
  • Trip Type: Lodge Trekking
  • Max Elevation: 5,545m | 18,193ft

Highlights

  • This trek can be a lifetime experience because walking to Mount Everest Base Camp helicopter flight to Lukla this way you do not need to trek down the same way to Lukla.
  • It adventurous flight to Lukla with wonderful Himalayan scenery both-way airfare is included in the trip package.
  • Trekking to Everest Base Came at 5,364m helicopter flight to Lukla from Gorakshep.
  • Every day trek with super stunning views of high snow-capped peaks through Sagarmatha national park's rich flora and vegetation.
  • Exploring traditional highlander Sherpa villages and monasteries of immense Buddhist culture and custom.
  • Peaceful scene trekking through lovely rhododendron oaks and fine tree forest to ice and moraine zone until the world’s rooftop mountain Everest base camp.
  • Foothill trek to Everest base camp and climb to Kalapathar 5,545m for the best sunset views of whole Khumbu Himalayan ranges.
  • All the ground transfers by private vehicle (airport pick and departure).
  • Four-night hotel in Kathmandu inclusive of delicious breakfast.
  • Explore the world heritage site in Kathmandu after the EBC trek.
  • This Christmas offer is available until the 31 of December and New Year 2023.
  • A customized trek itinerary is available as per travel needs.

About EBC Helicopter Trek

EBC Helicopter Trek means Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek provides you with wonderful mountain views and great delights with enjoyable walks and overnight sleep in the comfort standard lodge where the facilities are beyond your expectations with the warm hospitality of the highlanders ‘the Sherpa of Everest trekking region.

We offer EBC Helicopter Trek customized service as per your need and provide the best service at a reasonable price through outlined Everest Helicopter Trek route including your ground transportation from international and domestic arrival and departure, Everest base camphelicoptertrek itinerary leads you from  Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche - Tengboche - Dingbuche - Lobuche - Gorakshep - Everest Base Camp - Kalapatthar - Gorakshep - Lukla by helicopter then regular air flight to Kathmandu, this trip will be one of the best trek experience in your lifetime from Everest Base Camp Trekking.

What is Inclusive for EBC Helicopter Trek

Delightful Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is inclusive with Nepal Spirit Adventure standard services: All the arrival and departure ground transfer by private transfer, a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast one night before EBC Helicopter Trek, and one night after the trek. EBC Helicopter Trek guide is trained by the tourist government of Nepal. He speaks good English, decades of experience in Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trekking. Hygenic food: breakfast, lunch, and dinner three times a day, EBC helicopter trek route permit, equipment and strong friendly sherpa porter help you to achieve the Everest base camp at 5,364m in a beautiful environment. 

Lukla Flight then Starts EBC Trek

The flight to Lukla from Kathmandu is world high list because of the short and scenic Himalayas, our journey starts with a normal scenic Mountains flight to Lukla (2,840m) the gateway town to Everest, walking past lovely farm villages to reach the famous colorful bazaar "Namche" is capital for Khumbu Sherpa's people and main junction for Everest Base Camp Trekkers, and mountain climber have the best facilities for accommodation, internet service, and much others food and drinks.
As per the Everest base camp helicopter trek itinerary, you will have a rest day that is worthwhile at Namche for acclimatization, before heading toward higher terrain.

Why Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

The Everest base camp helicopter trek is best for a short holiday which is a suite and, an incredible adventure trip for people with a short time in the Nepal Himalayas even, an ideal journey for trekkers who are eager to do the Everest Base Camp Trek within a week over the time frame of 9 nights 10 Days with comfort journey to Everest base camp at 5,364m.

Nepal Spirit Adventure expertise team has specially designed this glorious EBC Helicopter Trek for strong travelers and trekkers who had already experienced high altitude treks in the Himalayan region but do not forget at all where you can take delight in the world's highest Mount Everest 8,848m with many mountains scenery along with impressive Buddhist monument of the High Lander the Sherpa community heritage and can able to observe traditional culture as it was for hundreds of centuries even before first summit Mt. Everest.

Flora Fauna on EBC Helicopter Trek

Absolutely, this area is very rich in flora and fauna. Along the EBC Helicopter Trek, you will surrounding and can see the best Mountain View but besides the mountain vista, you can trek through the green woodland of tall rhododendron, pines, magnolia, oaks, birch, and fir tree charming in the shade of giant peaks of Khumbu and Everest Trek region. Trek to Everest Base Camp through Sagarmatha national park is another attraction and this national park is proven by the UNESCO world heritage site.

Why EBC Trek with Nepal Spirit Adventure

We are a Nepal-based local trek company registered with the Nepal government and are fully authorized by the Ministry of Tourism civil and Aviation to organize trekking in the Everest region and peak climbing in the Himalayas. All of our staff are friendly and trained well about food, high altitude sickness and speak good English, provide quality equipment for EBC Helicopter trek, highly take care customer services as well as we are giving very strong trek insurance for staffs and a good amount of daily wages with making the top salary.

We have specially designed this fabulous Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trekking where you can take delight in the world's highest mountain scenery along with the impressive Buddhist religion of the High Landers the Sherpa of Everest, where you can observe traditional culture as it was for hundreds of centuries.

Best View Point

While you are trekking to Everest base camp, you can see and enjoy mountain views every day after the Lukla flight clears even Kathmandu- Lukla flight time as well. During the EBC Helicopter Trek, you can have the best amazing mountain views from Syangbuche, Tangbuche, Dingbuchr, Lobuche-Gorakshep, and Kalapatthar 5,545m provide an incredible view of Mt. Everest and many Khumbu Himalayan ranges.

Continues to lead you to picturesque Tengboche with its famed Monastery encircled by giant peaks of Everest, Amadablam, and a series of peaks, as the adventure progress entering into wide barren and arid landscapes to reach our highlight and main destination at Everest Base Camp on the foot of world number mountain, with tremendous views of Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers and then a hike up to scenic rocky hilltop at Kalapathar with an awesome panorama of the mountain with the closest view of Mt. Everest 8,848m at a mere distance.

Your lifetime experiences EBC Helicopter Trek concludes at Gorakshep, a former base camp in the early 1950 and 1960’s from Gorakshep we helicopter flight to Lukla then take a regular air flight back to Kathmandu with a magnificent mountain flight.

Helicopter Flight from Gorakshep to Lukla to Kathmandu by Air

A helicopter flight from a high altitude point from Gorakshep to Lukla will be one of the best experiences in your life as well as this trek is ideal for tiny Nepal holiday mountain seekers who reach the world’s highest peak Everest Base camp within 9 days.

No requirement for trekking downhill to Lukla, including two rest-acclimatization days (first day at Namche and second day at Dingboche) eight days trek to Everest base camp from Lukla with beautiful Khumbu Himalayan ranges, mount Everest peak appears close to trekking day today, you can see the best view of Mt. Everest (8,848m) from Kalapatthar during the sunset hours.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trekking concludes at Gorakshep, a former base camp in the early 1950’ and 1960s, from Gorakshep, take a chopper Heli flight from Lukla to Kathmandu by regular aircraft with sweeping panorama views of mountains then you never ever fell within a short hour land in Kathmandu airport and you will never forget this adventurous EBC Helicopter trek in your lifetime

Best Time to Visit

The best month to do for EBC Helicopter Trek from mid-February to June and the last week of August to December those months are very suitable to do the EBC Helicopter Trek; the weather will be clear and can see beautiful mountains view along with the trekking, however, we organize this trek al the month in a year.

Our Fabulous Everest Trekking Trail

More adventurous holiday people can also take other longer trekking paths such as the Everest base camp trek, EBC Cho La Pass, Everest 3 high passes trail, Gokyo panorama trek, and Everest base camp with Island peak climbing.

Everest Trekking

Itinerary

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Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal! As soon as you come out of the Kathmandu airport, you will find our representative waiting for you in the waiting area right outside the arrival lounge. You will be warmly greeted and welcomed by the representative and led to the vehicle. Our vehicle will take you to the trip hotel, most of the time in Thamel, which is a 20-30 minutes drive, depending upon traffic, from the airport overnight in the hotel Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Today is a complete rest day in Kathmandu after your long flight journey to Nepal, enjoying a hot breakfast is included in the package. You will receive a details briefing from the trekking manager about the trip you may have any questions regarding your EBC Helicopter Trek as per your booking introduce you to a trekking guide and lookup your EBC trekking gear (sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bags) are also includes if you do not have your personal trip equipment can buy today overnight in hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft

Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for a short scenic flight of 35 mins to Lukla with panorama views of mountains, reaching Lukla with its unique airstrip start the trek towards Phakding on a good trail through traditional Sherpa farm villages with views of snowcapped peaks after a good walk of 3-4 hours reaching at Phakding for an overnight stop by the bank of Dudh Kosi River.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2,840m | 9,318ft
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 Hours
  • Transportation: By Air

After breakfast morning walk continues following the river upstream most of the way, crossing a few bridges over Dudh Kosi River and villages of Bhenkar and Monjo to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here leading to Jorsalle village for lunch, and then walk to a few hours to the last bridge leading with a steep uphill climb for few hours to Namche Bazaar, Namche with many facilities good stores, shops, restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office and banks.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Location: Namche
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hours

Today is the first-day rest- acclimatization at Namche Bazaar before heading to high altitude area, the day supports acclimatization at this right altitude of above 3,000 m high, on this day taking a short hike to Everest View Hotel above Namche Bazaar, the first Porsche hotels or resort of Khumbu area. Offers grand views of Everest and Amadablam peaks with other adjoining peaks within beautiful green woodland of tall rhododendron and silver fir trees. Other options will be walking high above Namche at the Park Museum area facing mighty views of Everest, Lhotse, and stunning looking Amadablam peaks, with time to visit the museum of great interest with full information of the Khumbu areas for Sherpa culture and history.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Location: Namche Bazzr
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft
  • Walking Hours: 2-3 Hours

From Namche morning walk leads up for 30 mins to the ridge with an aerial view of Namche Bazaar and overlooking beautiful towering peaks, the walk is easier on the gradual winding scenic path, then heading downhill to Imjatse river at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, after a break here walking uphill through quaint woodlands of rhododendron, pines, firs trees with marvelous mountain views the climb after few hours reaches a beautiful spot of Thyangboche with its famous Buddhist monastery with a magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande and majestic peak of Amadablam, overnight in lodge.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3,867m | 12,684ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

Wonderful morning views of Everest and magnificent Amadablam, walk leads downhill for a few hours to the bridge over the Imjatse River, after the bridge walk on the open country where the tree lines disappear only for a few sparse vegetation and juniper bushes, walking on the gentle uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters, the last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walking on the nice terrain with the last climb to Dingboche village for the overnight stop, located in the Imjatse valley with a picturesque panorama of snow-capped mountains including North Face of Amadablam, overnight in a nice standard lodge, facing super view of mountains with the cozy and warm environment of the lodge and its lovely dining.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4,350m | 14,271ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

Second-day acclimatization is one of the most important rest days for proper acclimatization, morning take a short hike on the hills for better views of Island peaks and Mt. Makalu in the far distance with other high snowcapped peaks rest of the time stool around Dingboche village overnight in lodge.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4,350m | 14,271ft
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 Hours

After pleasant rest at Dingboche, the morning walk starts with an uphill walk for an hour commanding excellent views, and then on the gentle track with slow up most of the way to Thugla for lunch where the Khumbu glacier ends in a raging river and the route from Pheriche meets, after a fine break here a steep up for an hour to Thulga pass where there are memorials of climbers died in mountaineering expeditions to Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and other high mountains. From here a nice pleasant walk brings you to Lobuche for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 4,931m | 16,177ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

Today heading towards our main destination of this fantastic adventure Everest Base Camp at 8364m, starting with a gentle uphill walk for a few hours, and then a short steep climb near Gorakshep walking on a glacier, and moraine to reach Gorakshep with a few lodges, located beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar as the walk continues towards the east for few hours to Everest Base Camp overlooking Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Ice Fall. After a great time and feeling high beneath the world's highest mountain retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for an overnight stay at a lodge.

  • Meals: B, L , D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Gorakgshep
  • Altitude: 5,170m | 16,962ft
  • Walking Hours: 7 Hours

The last adventure of this wonderful trip leads to the top of Kalapathar at 5,545m the highest point of this adventure, offers tremendous views of surrounding snow-capped mountains as far as the horizon including Mt. Everest at close distance and beneath the towering lofty peak of Pumori. After a great time return to Gorakshep for breakfast and then board a chopper helicopter flight to Lukla then a regular air flight back to Kathmandu with amazing views and landing at Kathmandu airport, our staff transfers you back to the hotel around the Thamel area with the rest of the day free at leisure.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Walking Hours: 2 - 3 Hours
  • Transportation: Helicopter & Aircraft
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Cost Details

  • Arrival and departure transfer from airport to hotel to airport by private transfer.
  • Twin-sharing accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast as per trip itinerary.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu by air as per the trip itinerary with departure airport tax.
  • Helicopter flight from Gorakhshep to Lukla with departure taxes.
  • Lodge accommodation during the trekking (we provide comfortable lodges along the trek).
  • Trek meal, provide hygienic organic meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • English-speaking local guide (Government certifies) including his daily wages such as food, accommodation, salary, flight, and insurance.
  • Trek porter: 1 porter for 2 trekkers including his daily wages such as food, accommodation, and insurance along the trip.
  • Applicable Everest trekking route permit.
  • Inclusive trek equipment: Warm sleeping bag, feather-down jacket, and duffel bag provided.
  • We provide a comprehensive medical kit along with the trekking of EBC.
  • Government and related local taxes are included in the trip price.
  • We invite you to a farewell dinner after the trek.
  • Nepal visa: You can get a Nepal visa on arrival.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guides and porters.

Dates & Prices

Departure note

All our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don’t match your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help plan your tailor-made trips to your dream destination.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
02 Dec, 2022 - 12 Dec, 2022AvailableUS$1950Confirm
07 Dec, 2022 - 17 Dec, 2022AvailableUS$1950Confirm
11 Dec, 2022 - 21 Dec, 2022AvailableUS$1950Confirm
16 Dec, 2022 - 26 Dec, 2022AvailableUS$1950Confirm
20 Dec, 2022 - 30 Dec, 2022AvailableUS$1950Confirm
22 Dec, 2022 - 01 Jan, 2023AvailableUS$1950Confirm
25 Dec, 2022 - 04 Jan, 2023AvailableUS$1950Confirm
29 Dec, 2022 - 08 Jan, 2023AvailableUS$1950Confirm

Useful Information

Your Arrival in Kathmandu

Your international arrival airport pickup is included in the EBC helicopter trek package: On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative will receive you with a warm welcome and then transfer you to your respective hotel. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek.

Accommodation in Kathmandu & Trekking Session

We provide 3*** stars tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu, with accommodation based on a twin-sharing basis with breakfast. If you are trekking in groups joining basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route trekking, you can request the single supplement (which will be at an extra cost besides the tour price stated).

We provide accommodation in a tea house (mountain lodge). A Tea House is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang-out. The rooms are with twin beds and little additional furniture like small tables or chairs. Blankets are generally provided (we recommend that you carry your own sleeping bags). Most bathrooms are commonly with squatting (Asian) toilets or of western comfort with sitting toilets. Most Tea Houses/lodges have running water facilities. Most of the lodges have hot water for showers, but with an extra charge for using a hot shower.

Food

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). We provide food from these local lodges/tea houses as per the choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner are provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Drinking-Water

Drinking water is very important while we are along the trek in Nepal Himalayas. Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 liters per person per day. Along the trek, every teahouse sell boiled water for approximately Rs 150-300 per liter (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.

We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on the trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal. The teahouses sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per liter (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.

Alternatively, all teahouses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with you and use an effective form of water treatment. There is a wide range of products available these days which are more effective than the traditional purification tablets - we recommend talking to an outdoor retailer for the latest advice as technologies are improving all the time: make sure to check the product’s performance in cold/freezing conditions and consider battery life (lithium batteries are best in cold conditions).

High Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (AMS) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally at altitudes of over 3,000 m. Most people will feel some effects of altitude, shortness of breath, and possibly light-headedness, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you to deal with your problem. Generally, exertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics. For your general information please reviews Nepal Spirit Adventure's acute mountain sickness-AMS.

Group Size

We organize any route of Nepal trek with a fixed departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and the maximum group size is ten or more on request. We can also organize private trips for a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us for your personal suitable flexible dates, and we will open group dates on the same date.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek Note

We also advise allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions. As we know the world's weather has been changing due to global warming.

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