Tarakeshwar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Return

Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Return

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Best Season:
Sep-Dec, Mar-May
12 Days
Price from
  • 1 Person $2250
  • 2 Person $2200
  • 3 Person $2150
  • 4-7 Person $2100

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12 Days

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  • Enjoy the shortest adventurous treks to Everest Base Camp with return on Heli.
  • A great and the best ways to experience the high and scenic country of Khumbu.
  • Exploring lovely traditional Sherpa Villages festooned with impressive cultures.
  • Constant views of giant snow-capped peaks on daily walks to Everest base camp.


Stand on the foot of world’s highest Mt. Everest amidst moraine of ice, glaciers. Everest base camp trek and returning in a helicopter is a wonderful way to experience the adventure. In the close harmony of the towering and massif range of Mid-East Himalayan snow-clad peaks. The walk takes you to the foot of the world’s highest Everest at 5,364 m / 17,598 feet.

Surrounded by Mt. Lhotse, Pumori, and Nuptse, standing close beneath boulders of snow and ice of Khumbu’s great Ice-Fall. Although, the views of Mt. Everest are not clear from the base camp. The high Kalapathar top offers stunning vistas of majestic Mt. Everest at close distances.

Kalapathar is the highest point of the adventures at 5,643m/18,514 feet;
and one of the famous and popular viewpoints around the Himalayas.

Everest Base Camp Trek Route with Heli Return

Everest base camp trekking and return on a helicopter begins with a normal and daily morning schedule flight to Lukla.

Then the walk follows through Sherpa villages lined with Buddhist prayer walls and religious monuments. The trek enters Sagarmatha National Park, designated as a World Heritage Site, as the trail continues higher to the famous Namche Bazaar. A large town-village, the hub of Khumbu Sherpa and for trekkers.

An ideal place to enjoy the extra days for acclimatization and the perfect heights to explore its scenic viewpoints. Including the local cultures and customs of the native Sherpa, famously known as the finest mountain guides. After Namche Bazaar, the adventure continues to the beautiful location at Tengboche and its colorful and impressive monastery.

A scenic place for panoramic views of Everest, with a series of snow peaks, that surrounds the magnificent Tengboche. The adventure then heads closer to Mountain Wilderness on leaving the tall tree lines.

Reaching Dingboche and Lobuche, and finally walks lead to the bottom of
Mt. Everest at base camp. Then to the Kalapathar rocky ridge top for an eye-catching panorama of surrounding giant peaks with close views of Everest. On achieving the main highlights of the adventures, then from Gorakshep, the last and highest settlements around Khumbu.

A sweeping scenic flight brings you to Kathmandu in the comfort of a Helicopter. To complete an exciting experience and adventure to Everest base camp trekking and returning by Helicopter.


Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. You will be warm welcome by our airport representative and escorted to your hotel. Stay Overnight at the hotel Kathmandu.

Visiting the sites in Kathmandu valley is like wandering in the medieval period.” Thousands admire. Over 10 architectural marvels (7 of which are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites) within the valley speaks how true the statement is in itself.

On this day, although we won’t be able to enfold your visit to all these sites, we will take you to the best sites among bests. Pashupatinath Temple (Golden Temple) is religiously popular; Swayambhunath (believed to have emerged from the ground) is a vantage point of Kathmandu valley; Boudhanath stupa (massive mandala) is famous for its spherical architecture; Patan Durbar Square (royal palace of Malla Kings) is built in Newari Style architecture. These historical splendors are simply incredible to gaze on.

A thrilling scenic flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway bring us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2850m]. After meeting the supporting crew, we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in Phakding. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

Today, the trail moves along the DudhKoshi once more. While hiking up, you will be amazed at the Himalayan Pine, Cedar, and Deodar forests. Go through the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park at the Monjo Village and start an uphill climb to the Namche Bazaar. The Bazaar is the major tourist hub of the Khumbu Region. Along the way, you will get the first glimpses of Mt. Everest, KusumKanguru, and Thamserku peaks. If you are an art lover, you should visit the Benkar Village. The village is famous for its Thangkas of Buddhist deities. Also, explore the Granite stones carved with Tibetan chanting along Jorsalle. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

Namche is a great place to acclimatize. The sights around Namche are spectacular and beautiful. After breakfast, you can visit the Syangboche Airstrip that lies on a hill above the town. From here, you can get a panoramic view of Namche and can see amazing sights of the Himalayas as well. Further from Namche lies the Everest View Hotel. The hotel is the highest located hotel in the world and provides a view of Mount Everest and many other Himalayan peaks from all of its windows. Back at Namche, you can visit the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum as well. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

Today provides beautiful walk, the trail meanders easily around the ridges and Everest can be clearly seen on the horizon ahead before you descend through splendid rhododendron forest for lunch. After lunch you cross the DudhKosi and begin the ascent to the top of a long ridge which flows from the summit of Kantega. The trail takes you through pine and Rhododendron forest, Thengboche braces a great Monastery as this is a devout Buddhist region, the wildlife here are unharmed and not too shy. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the ImjaKhola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and AmaDablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses

You will have a full day to rest or explore the valleys of Chhukung and ImjaKhola. This particular area links with the high passes of AmphuLaptsa and Makalu Barun National Park. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

Today we will trek to Lobuche, continuing along the upper trail towards Thukla at 4,620m/ 15,157 feet. Ahead of us is the Lobuje East Peak at 6,119m/ 20,075 feet, and to our left is the formidable north face of Taweche. After approximately three hours walking slowly, we reach the small collection of lodges at Thukla where we will stop for an early lunch. After lunch, we continue the walk for approximately one hour uphill to the Everest Memorial. From the Memorial, there are outstanding views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, and Taweche. After leaving the Memorial, the trail continues gradually parallel to the famous Khumbu Glacier, which runs off Mount Everest. After approximately another hour, the trail will eventually lead to a small cluster of tea houses pleasantly situated at Lobuche

The trail keeps on heading northwards after the Khumbu Glacier towards Gorakshep and then toward Everest Base Camp. Pomo Ri will be beside you once you reach GorakShep and on your right is Nuptse. GorakShep (5,140m) is the spot for your lunch. Return to GorakShep overnight. Stay Overnight at Local Guest Houses.

Early morning after breakfast, you will transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your Final departure towards your country




  • International airport pick-up and drop-off service in a private vehicle
  • Flight transportation from Kathmandu or Ramechap to Lukla
  • Sharing Heli flight transportation from gorpshep to Kathmandu
  • Three nights 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu (Twin Sharing, BB plan)
  • Three times daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
  • Fully licensed, English speaking trekking guide
  • Porter to carry your gear (including salary, food, insurance).
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
  • All government, local taxes, and official Expenses
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Trekking map


  • International flight airfare
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Travel insurance that covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (compulsory)
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "What is included?"



1 .) Is Himalayan Friendly a Government-Authorized Trekking Agency?

Yes, only Government Registrated  Authorized Trekking Agency are allowed to run and organize trekking and tours in Nepal. Also only licensed guide from the Government and Tourism Department are allowed to lead the treks or tours.

2 .) Are the hotels in Nepal safe?

Yes it is completely and 100% safe, from Tourist standard, deluxe star hotels to
low budget hotels. In Nepal customers are honored and taken as a highly guest
with warm hospitality of the Nepali peoples.

3 .) What are the symptoms of altitude sickness?

The early symptoms of HAS or High Altitude Sickness with various reactions, such as short of breathing, tiredness. As well as with severe headache, nausea, lack of appetite and sleepless nights, including a drunken behavior. Most important is
dehydration, not enough fluid intake.

4 .) What types of shoes should I bring for the treks?

It is not shoes required for the trekking in the Himalayas, all trekkers needs a good
comfortable trekking boots. Which can withstand rain, snow and walking on
rough dirt trails. The shoes are needed before and after the treks, but good boots
are the important items to bring for the trekking.

5 .) How much luggage one porter carry?

our one porter can carry a maximum of 25 kg of luggage

6 .) Can I or Can I not leave my luggage in Kathmandu whilst on the trek?

Yes. You absolutely can.

Trekking in Kathmandu? No worries! Leave your luggage at the hotel and enjoy a hassle-free adventure. The friendly hotel staff will keep your belongings safe and sound for free. So, say goodbye to heavy loads and hello to carefree trekking!

7 .) Is someone going to pick me up at the airport?

When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our Himalayan Friendly crew will be there to greet you with open arms. They’ll make sure your transition from the airport to your hotel is super smooth. We’re all about starting your journey on a positive note, so you can count on our dedicated team to assist you at every step.

Price from
  • 1 Person $2250
  • 2 Person $2200
  • 3 Person $2150
  • 4-7 Person $2100

Package Price

12 Days

Save $ Per Pax
No. of Persons Price per Person

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