Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return: 12 Days

12 Days

Overview - Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return

Embark on a remarkable 12-day adventure with the Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return in Nepal. Offering a condensed yet awe-inspiring experience of the Himalayas, this journey begins with a day exploring Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage sites before taking a scenic flight to Lukla to commence the trek.

Over 10 days, trek through picturesque villages, lush forests, and rugged terrain, immersing yourself in Sherpa culture and reveling in breathtaking views of the Khumbu Valley. Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks as you reach Everest Base Camp.

But the adventure continues. On the final day, board a chartered helicopter from Kala Patthar for a mesmerizing return journey. Soar above the Himalayas, taking in panoramic vistas of Everest, Lhotse, Namche, and the enchanting Lukla region.

This luxurious return by helicopter seamlessly blends trekking and aerial exploration, skipping the strenuous trek back from Gorakshep to Lukla, allowing time for further exploration or relaxation. Indulge in unparalleled views and experience an exhilarating aerial perspective of the Everest region.

Conclude your journey with a rest day in Kathmandu, relishing a farewell dinner to celebrate your accomplishment. This 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return is an incredible opportunity to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas, immerse yourself in Sherpa culture, and create lasting memories.

Don’t miss this chance for a thrilling and luxurious adventure in the Everest region. Book now and prepare for an unforgettable journey through the wonders of the Himalayas!

Sightseeing at Kala Patthar

Everest base camp trek and helicopter return take you to the Kalapatthar for sightseeing. Trekkers hike from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar in the early morning for the best view of Everest. On top, of Lhotse, Makalu makes the landscape splendid in the morning with golden rays of the sun.

Never again in your life, you’ll get the pleasure of this viewing.

After sightseeing, you will head back to Gorak Shep and fly out to Lukla airport and back to Kathmandu. The opt for a helicopter from Gorakshep back to Lukla is the best option for some reasons.

In the first place, this flight is an alternative to a trek from Gorakshep back to Lukla. It saves you three days of trekking time, which is a perfect melody to ear for travelers with bounded travel spells.

To come, you have already developed fatigue to the limit of reaching Kala Patthar by walking for nine days. This Everest fly-back by helicopter from Gorakshep is a luxury fashion to end the outing. Moreover, the flight also offers a bird’s eye view of Everest, Lhotse, Namche, and imposing Lukla.

Trip Introduction

Everest Base camp Kalapatthar Luxurious short return by helicopter- 12 days is another exciting journey.  Everest base camp trek would be more adventurous via a chartered helicopter. Those magnificent views of Khumbu valley and the mountains we get to see while we are on helicopters make us speechless. The journey via a chartered helicopter will be one of the most epic and outstanding journeys of my life. Our 12 days trip begins from Kathmandu and we will fly to Lukla which is the main entrance of our trek. Our trekking begins from there.

Aside from the breathtaking scenery we also get to observe the legendary Sherpa culture, and majestic features and go through amazing mountain valleys of the Khumbu region. Everest Base Camp will give us an enthralling lifetime experience. It will provide us an opportunity to embark on an epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off on in 1953. Hiking on the legendary foothills just below the mighty Everest along with the hypnotizing views of master peaks can only be found in Everest Region. Our Sherpa will work as a mediator at the base camp of the world’s tallest mountains. The warm hospitality of Sherpa will add fragrance to our golden trip. An adventurous 12-day luxurious short return by helicopter package to EBC includes a stupendous walk through the world’s desert-like glaciers and the remarkable view from the chartered helicopter.
Itinerary overview for Everest Base Camp trek and Helicopter return

First, you’ll have a Kathmandu sightseeing day out if you’re new to Nepal. Also, if you have missed the Kathmandu world heritage tour before, it’s best to tour the city and heritage sites. Before heading to the 10 days Everest base camp trek and helicopter return, you’ll have a trekking briefing by our tour manager.

To begin, you’ll take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, you’ll hike Phakding for 4 hours for an overnight stay. On the second day, you’ll hike to Namche Bazar and acclimatize there for another day.

You’ll further hike to Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep to Kala Patthar for ultimate Everest sightseeing. Helicopter ride from Kala Patthar with Everest sightseeing then takes you to Lukla and Kathmandu airport.

You’ll have a rest day in Kathmandu, and we’ll arrange a dinner evening as your farewell.


  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu.
  • Revel in the breathtaking flight to and from Lukla.
  • Embrace the warm hospitality of the Sherpa community.
  • Visit the revered Tengboche Monastery.
  • Witness the remarkable views of the Khumbu Icefall.
  • Hike up to Kala Patthar (5555m) & Nangkartshang Peak (5083m).
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu glacier.
  • Stand close to the world's highest mountains, including Mt. Everest (8848m).
  • Immerse yourself in Sherpa culture and traditions.
  • Enjoy the sightseeing at Kala Patthar, offering a spectacular panorama including Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu illuminated by the morning sun's golden rays.
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From ₹159,000 ₹149,000
/ Adult
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  • Professional Local Guide
  • Customized itineraries to suit your preferences
  • Constant hand-holding prior, during, and post-trek
  • 03 star Hotel in Kathmandu Best Available Lodge in Trekking
  • Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • March to May & September to November
  • 6/7 hrs
  • 5555m

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