• Duration: 12 Days
  • Diffculty: Strenuous 
  • Best Time: Sept - May
  • Max. Altitude: 5550 m

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek with a Helicopter Return

We have specially designed Everest Base Camp Heli Trek with a Helicopter ride adventure from arrival to departure ex. Kathmandu in just 12 days. We know adventure travelers and trekkers wish to stand at the Base Camp of mt. Everest, and unfortunately, many can't afford more than two weeks. This short Everest base camp Heli trek with a Helicopter ride return out ensures safety and comfort are top priorities. Having the chartered helicopter fly out to Kathmandu, one does not need to worry about trekking out the same way to Lukla. Besides that not worry about the Lukla flight cancellation due to the unpredictable Himalayan weather. Most Importantly, our EBC Heli trek with Helicopter return itinerary is carefully designed to ensure enough time for proper acclimatization and exploration.

We take an exciting flight to Lukla to start the Everest base camp helicopter trek with a Helicopter return. Further, we hike to Namche, where we spend two nights on the proper acclimation. Next, we witness and explore the vastness of Thyangboche monastery before we head to Dingboche. The village nestles in the sunny valley facing the most beautiful Amadablam peak. Not to mention a great place to spend two nights adjusting to the thinner oxygen level before we climb above 5000 meters.

The alpine landscape becomes more rugged as we climb above the tree line on moraines to Gorak Shep via Lobuche. Walking to EBC over the Khumbu glacier moraines can be challenging but a tremendously rewarding effort for the sense of achievement. If you have ever longed to set eyes on the highest Himalayan panorama and stunning glaciers around you, the view from Kalapathar will stay with you forever. Ultimately we spent a night at Pheriche before taking the chartered helicopter return flight back to Kathmandu to end our Everest base camp Heli trek with a Helicopter return. No doubt one of the most scenic Heli rides amidst the spectacular valleys and stunning high peaks in the Himalayas. A great experience of a lifetime, never to be forgotten.

Short Everest Base Camp Heli Trek with Style and Comfort

We stay at a deluxe hotel in Kathmandu, and comfortable lodges with attached bathrooms at most places are available on the short Everest base camp Heli trek with a Helicopter return ride out from Pheriche. We ensure a medically trained, experienced trek leader with safety backups like an Oxygen tank and medical box. Furthermore, our signature responsible trekking policy of 01 TREKKER:01 PORTER.This short 12 days EBC trek with Heli return suites best for family and group of friends who have less than two weeks to complete the journey to the base camp of mt. Everest.

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek with Helicopter Return in 12 Days

After decades-long adventure experience organizing the journey to the base camp of Mt. Everest. We pioneer this 12 days Everest base camp Heli trek with a helicopter return from Pheriche to make this EBC trek short. Though this is a short EBC trek, we have designed the itinerary to ensure proper acclimation and safety on the journey to make it enjoyable and a lifetime trip. We run this trip in spring, fall, or even in December.

If you have time and less budget, we recommend you to join 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek or the ultimate high passes trekking called Three Pass Trek or an expedition-style trek to climbing adventure to Mera Peak Climbing in the Everest region of Nepal.

Trip in Nutshell

  • 12 Days deluxe Everest base camp holiday ex. Ktm
  • Trekking to the base camp of Everest and Heli ride out.
  • Deluxe hotel and teahouse accommodation on the trip
  • Mt. Everest, Sherpa culture, and the stunning Himalayas
  • Fixed departure dates to join the group
  • Trek gear is provided for use on the trek
  • Full board meals with Tea, Coffee, and drinking water
  • Responsible trekking policy of 1 Trekker: 1 Porter
  • Supplementary Oxygen cylinder, medical kit with a trained guide

Trip map

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek map


                          12 Days Everest Base camp Trek Itinerary

                          Less than a two-week holiday to leave the footprint at Everest base camp !! Here is the guideline itinerary for 12 days Everest base camp trip with a helicopter back to Kathmandu. It is possible to complete the Everest base camp in a short time duration safely.

                          What's Included
                          • Customize airport arrival and departure transfers on both domestic and international flight
                          • Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu on a twin share bed-and-breakfast basis per the itinerary.
                          • Accommodation at a clean and comfortable teahouse on twin share with attached toilet bathroom besides Lobuche and Gorak Shep
                          • Welcome dinner with cultural program as on the Everest base camp Heli trek with Helicopter return itinerary.
                          • The itinerary lists a half-day guided city tour with a world heritage entrance permit.
                          • Kathmandu Lukla flight with airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
                          • OPEN and CHOICE Full board meals with tea, coffee, and drinking water
                          • Responsible trekking of 01 Trekker: 01 Porter on Everest base camp Heli trek with Helicopter return
                          • Chartered helicopter flight from Pheriche to Kathmandu as per the Helicopter fly-out plan.
                          • Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece liner, down jacket, rain poncho, etc, as required while on a trek.
                          • Professional local trekking group leader trained in Wilderness First Aid.
                          • Supplementary Oxygen cylinder or Gamow Bag (A life-saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
                          • Professional local trekking group leader trained in Wilderness First Aid along with supporting crew with their salary, wages, transportation, and the proper insurance and required trek gear.
                          • Complementary trek Duffle bag, Mountain Monarch T-shirts, and Everest region trek map
                          • TIMS Trekking permit, Everest national park entry fees, and all government taxes.
                          What's Excluded
                          • Nepal entry Visa fees,
                          • Your travel insurance of any kind.
                          • International Airfare
                          • All Drinks and main meals in cities.
                          • Tips and Items of personal expenses like the hot shower, battery charge, telephone, and beverage etc

                          Dates & Availability

                          Everest Base Camp Heli Trek with Helicopter Return Trip Dates

                          Less than two weeks' holiday? Want to join the Everest base camp adventure? Don't worry we have a fixed departure Everest base camp heli trek with a helicopter return ride-out package trip to make it happen in 12 days for 2023 and 2024

                          October Departure
                          Start DateStart DateOctober 08, 2023End DateEnd DateOctober 19, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$3150
                          Start DateStart DateOctober 22, 2023End DateEnd DateNovember 02, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$3150

                          Customer Reviews

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                            Ann Strozewski 5.0United StatesJune 12, 2022TripAdvisor

                            wonderful EBC trek with Heli ride out

                            I traveled in a group of 7 total, with ages ranging from 38 to 56. We all completed the trek to Everest Base Camp and returned hike to Pheriche, where we took a helicopter back to Kathmandu. The entire trip was stress-free, thanks to our excellent guides and porters. All our accommodations and meals on the trek were included, and arrangements to visit cultural sites along the way, such as a Buddhist monastery in Tengboche and the Sherpa Culture Museum near Namche Bazaar. I would 100% recommend Mountain Monarchs for this trek, and they will be the first place I look to if we decide to return to do another trek in this region.

                          • J
                            James Davidson 5.0United StatesDecember 05, 2019logo

                            Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek Everything We Had Hoped For!

                            My son and I just returned from the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek, and we have nothing but glowing praise for Mountain Monarch and the team that led and supported us. Before the trek, Pradip quickly responded to our questions and gave solid advice. For example, when I informed him of the flight we were planning, he told me that the Kathmandu airport would be closed at our scheduled arrival time. A Google search confirmed the closure. I don’t understand how a major airline could schedule a flight during a planned airport closure, but I’m glad that Pradip caught it. He advised us well on other items as well.

                            The hotel in Kathmandu before and after the trek was very western and served a wide variety of western and other dishes. The staff was friendly and helpful.

                            Every aspect of the trek itself was exactly as advertised. Our leading guide, Dawa, and his assistant, Bhutan (maybe misspelled), were highly attentive to our needs. They monitored us closely for any signs of altitude sickness, ensured that we carried enough filtered water and that we were drinking it, helped us to choose safe menu items at meals, and explained very clearly what to expect regarding the next day’s trek; a bonus was listening to them talk about their own lives in Nepal. I have to laud the porters as well. While we carried just light packs containing what we needed for the day, they took our large duffel bags, which were always awaiting us in our rooms at the end-of-day tea house. Whenever we saw the porters, they were pleasantly smiling and encouraged us.

                            Frankly, I had been a little nervous about the helicopter, knowing what complex pieces of machinery they were. Still, the helicopter that picked us up looked new, was clean, appeared well-maintained, and was professionally piloted. Moreover, it was a pleasant flight that gave us excellent views of the mountains and countryside.

                            Hats off to Mountain Monarch! If I am fortunate enough to return to Nepal, I won’t even bother researching other companies.

                          • H
                            Heather 5.0CanadaNovember 29, 2013logo

                            Truly Memorable Journey

                            Our Nov 2013 trek to EBC was a truly memorable journey that will stay with us for a lifetime. Pradip and his team at Mountain Monarch did an incredible job from our first inquiries until our farewell at KTM. We were very fortunate to have the support of a wonderful Guide (Sunil) and Asst Guide (DK) and three incredible (and strong!) porters, Santosh, Purna, and Tek. The scenery was incredible, and the care and attention afforded us by Sunil and DK every step of the way was exceptional. We feel very fortunate to have experienced and learned so much about Nepal's wonderful people and culture. Thanks for a fantastic journey, Mountain Monarch!

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