Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

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Group Discounts
1 Pax. US$ 2500 P/P
2-4 Pax. US$ 2200 P/P
5-7 Pax. US$ 2000 P/P
8-10 Pax. US$ 2000 P/P
11-14 Pax. US$ 2000 P/P
Over 15 Pax. US$ 1800 P/P
Trip Duration 10 Days
Nature of Trip Trekking
Maximum Altitude 5555m (Kalapathar)
Difficulty Grade Moderate
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Seasons Mar-Jun, Sep-Dec
Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Transportation Helicopter
Accommodation Hotel

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

  • Undertake a spectacular journey through the rural villages of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Fly over the Himalayan Vista of the Everest Region
  • Hike to the famous Kalapathar peak for astounding views of Everest Panorama.
  • Set foot on the base of the highest mountain on earth, Mt. Everest(8848.86m)
  • Take an adventuresome Helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Kathmandu

Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

The Unique Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return to Kathmandu is an enthralling experience at the base of the tallest structure on the earth, Mt. Everest (8848.86 m). Amongst 600 Himalayan peaks located in the Nepalese Himalayan belt is Mt. Everest which portrays an enigmatic experience for the trekkers. With our Everest region Helicopter Trek package, you will have a wonderful trekking experience.

Heli Trek to Everest is a trip for those constrained by time who want a fruitful yet adventurous vacation in the Nepalese Highlands. The trek takes the classic route to Everest, beginning from Kathmandu’s bustling city.

Your walk to the base of Everest starts with a thrilling flight over the hilly outskirts of Nepalese territory and heads eastward. 30-35 minutes of the flight gets you to one of the iconic airstrips of the world in Lukla, named Tenzing-Hillary Airport.

Lukla is stationed amidst a gigantic hill and is a small commercial town with limited amenities. Your trek then follows the River basin of Dudh Koshi River and heads northbound towards another tourist spot of Phakding. From Phakding, you will make a steep ascent toward the largest Sherpa settlement, Namche Bazaar, an iconic village shaped in an amphitheater style.

Helicopter return trip around Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is one of the busiest towns in Everest Trekking for last-minute shopping or hopping bars for your usual entertainment. The trek in the following days becomes even more rugged and remote, traversing through small Sherpa settlements through the villages of Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorakshep until you finally reach your end destination, Everest Base Camp.

The trek to Everest starting from Lukla is similar to your classic Everest Base Camp Trek -14 days. The return journey will be less strenuous with this trip as an AS350 B3 Helicopter will be waiting for you at Gorakshep for an exciting return journey. Relative to other treks in the Everest region, this trek provides a fantastic opportunity to gaze at the Everest range massifs from a bird’s eye view.

As you ascend after the take-off, you will be bestowed with a picturesque Everest vista that portrays: Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse(8516m), Mt. Lhotse Shar (8383m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6812m), Mt. Nuptse(7861m), Mt. Khumbutse(6,665m) among others.

The Everest region trek passes through sparsely distributed Sherpa settlements until your final stop at Everest Base Camp. Sherpas, who have earned the fame of being the most formidable mountaineers, will welcome you all along the trail. They have a typical lifestyle not to be found elsewhere in Nepalese territory. Similarly, The Helicopter returned a trip to the Sagarmatha National Park.

Most of the Sherpa people are engaged in trekking and mountaineering, making it highly likely that the guide you will be provided for your journey to Everest Base Camp will be a Sherpa native to the Everest region. Apart from tourism, most Sherpa people are engaged in agriculture and trade.

Sherpas celebrate their biggest festival Manirimdu which usually falls on the first day of the tenth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar, which falls between October and November under the English calendar. You are looking for a treat if your travel plans match the date of this festival.

Be sure to check our Mani Rimdu Festival in Solukhumbu (Blog Post) for detailed insight into the festival.

Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

The Chopper return trip from Gorakshep traverses through small Sherpa settlements. The elevation ranges from a mere 2840 meters to 5555 meters. The terrain you will pass across will vary from Sub-tropical in the lower height to Semi-Arid as you traverse past Namche Bazaar at 3440 meters.

We return by Helicopter directly to Lukla/Kathmandu; three days of the journey are shortened with the given Itinerary.

Consult our team of experts, who can craft the Itinerary based on your requirements. This is just a standard itinerary and may be modified based on your need and necessity.


Day:01 Flight to Lukla (2840 m ft), Trek to Phakding (2,652m Overnight)

Flight 40 Minutes
Overnight Phakding
Food Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Hotel

You will be transferred to the domestic terminal for your flight to Lukla in the morning. It’s a 40-minute flight alongside the Nepalese Himalayan belt, which flies eastbound to reach Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla, sitting on the lap of gigantic hills all across.

The name “Lukla” translates to “place of sheep ” in the Tibetan language owing to Sheep grazing land which it was once.

From Lukla, we follow through the small Sherpa settlements of Chhuplung and Ghat and walk alongside the Dudhkoshi River to reach Phakding, which sits in the Dudh Koshi River Valley.

Note: Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit is to be shown at Lukla.

Breakfast at Lukla, Lunch at Thado Koshi. Along the way, a small sherpa settlement. Views of Kusum Kangkaru (6367m). Night Stopover at Phakding. Lukla -Phakding 3 Hrs. Local villages explore upon reaching Phakding.

Flight landing at Lukla Airport
Flight landing at Lukla Airport

Day:02 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m Overnight)

Hiking 5 hours
Overnight Namche Bazaar
Food Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Hotel

The trail starts easy from Phadking, with the first stretch of the trek being smooth sailing that follows through the River basin of Dudh Koshi River.

We take a short foot trail until we reach a narrow suspension bridge to reach Monjo. Monjo is the entry point for Sagarmatha National Park, and you must show or purchase your National Park Entry permit after getting to Jorsalle.

You will have your lunch at Jorsalle and start the trek’s last stretch, which lasts 3 hours until you reach Namche. During the journey, you will cross the Dudh Koshi River several times. Jorsalle to Namche is a switchback ascent with a steep climb.

The trail from Jorsalle towards Namche Bazaar is strenuous, with a steep ascent that leaves you gasping for more air.

We traverse the famous Hillary suspension bridge, an iconic landmark of the area. After 5 hours, you will reach Namche Bazaar, which portrays an amphitheater typed Sherpa village that overlooks Mt.Thamserkhu (6608m).

Namche Bazaar is a crossroad for various Everest region treks, including Gokyo Lake Trek, Everest Base Camp trek, and 3 Passes Trek.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking
Namche Bazaar

Day:03 Acclimatization day Overnight

Hiking 5 Hours
Overnight Namche Bazaar
Food Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Hotel

Namche portrays a typical village shaped in a horseshoe silhouette resembling a Roman Amphitheatre from centuries ago.

As you have now crossed the elevation of 3000 meters, it is paramount to acclimatize correctly before ascending higher on your trek.

Namche Bazaar is a vibrant village as a commercial hub with tons of pubs, confectioneries, souvenir shops, bars, and other entertaining amenities.

After your breakfast at the hotel, we start our day hike towards Syangboche Airport (3780m), which is one of the highest operating airports in Nepal.

It’s a switchback ascent to the Syangboche Airport. From here on, we hike up to Everest view hotel, known as the highest-placed hotel in the world at an elevation of 3962 meters.

The view from Everest View Hotel is spectacular, with Phortse village visible. It also offers a fantastic Everest panorama view.

You then descend towards another fascinating village of the Everest region, Khumung, where you will have lunch. Stationed is a terraced slope.

Khumjung is popular for its fame as the Sherpa village with the most Everest Summiteers. It’s been claimed that every house in Khumjung village has one individual that has summitted Everest.

Another exciting part of this village is the mysterious-looking skull which is said to have been of the “Yeti” in the Khumjung monastery.

Also, there is a school established by Sir Edmund Hillary decades before, which still operates to this day. On your return journey to Namche Bazaar, you will visit the famous Yak Farm and descend to Namche.

Everest Views
Mount Everest’s First View

Day:04 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche(3870m/12,696ft) Overnight

Hiking 5 Hours
Overnight Tengboche
Food Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Hotel

The first stretch of the trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche is smooth sailing, with an occasional ascent through the semi-arid landscape.

The trail diverges with a steep descent from Phunki Tenga to Dudhkoshi River until you cross a suspension bridge to start your climb towards Tengboche.

This stretch of the trek is gratifying, with the first gaze of the Everest views appearing before your eyes upon reaching Tengboche.

Tengboche is a small village sitting at the top of dense rhododendron and juniper forest and is home to the largest monastery in the Everest region, Tengboche Monastery.

To your south of Tengboche sits the prettiest mountain, Mt. Amadablam(6812m), and to the far east sits the Everest massifs partially blocked by Mt.Nuptse(7861m) and its neighboring friend Mt.Lhotse (8516m).

Tyangbouche Monastery
Tyangbouche Monastery

Day:05 Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche(4410m/14,468ft) Overnight

Hiking 5 hours
Overnight Dingbouche
Food Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Hotel

After beholding the fantastic Everest panorama from Tengboche, we take another step close to the Everest Base Camp with this trek stretch.

The trek from Tengboche towards Dingboche first descends through dense birch, fir, juniper, and rhododendron forest until you reach the village of Debouche (3650m).

The trail passes through a giant Mani wall from Debouche and gradually ascent towards Pangboche. Before reaching Pangboche, you will cross a bridge over the Imjatse River from the famous trekking peak Island Peak (6189m).

From Pangboche, your route still ascends for 2-3 hours until you reach your overnight stop, Dingboche.

Dingbouche Village in Jiri trek
Dingbouche Village

Day:06 Acclimatization Day at Dingboche

Hiking 4 Hours
Overnight Dingbouche
Food Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Hotel

As a day hike, you will be guided to a peak nearby Nangkartshang Peak, but your backpack will be down at Dingboche, making the climb relatively easier. It’s a 5-hour round-trip hike to the top of the peak.

Nangkartshang Peak offers spectacular views of Mount Amadablam and Mout Makalu. There one two pinnacles of Nangkartshang Peak, with one elevating above 5000 meters and another that scales below 5000m.

It is 3 hours of total ascent to the top of the peak; if you are willing, you may hike to the highest point or descend from the lower peak towards Dingboche. It’s 1-hour descent from the top to reach Dingboche. Stay at Dingboche for the night.

The view from Dingbouche

Day:07 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m/16,207ft)

Hiking 5 Hours
Overnight Lobuche
Food Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Hotel

The stretch of Dingboche towards Lobuche first heads steeply uphill through the rocky and rugged trail. After 1 hour of ascent through the Himalayan pastureland, you reach Dughlaphedi(4620m), a small settlement of the Sherpas.

There is a huge glacial moraine that you will cross through before reaching Dughlaphedi. At Dughla, we have a tea break before heading further towards Lobuche.

The stretch of Lobuche is a gentle climb for about 45 minutes. As you reach Lobuche, a vast ice wall of Mount Nuptse appears before you.

At this elevation point, your surroundings will be semi-arid with alpine vegetation.

The area is dry, with merely small shrubs growing around. You will be accommodated in a teahouse at Lobuche.

Lobuche Lodge

Day:08 Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m Evening hike to Kalapathar(5,555m

Hiking 5 Hours
Overnight Gorakshep
Food Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Hotel

After breakfast at the hotel, you will start from Lobuche to Gorak Shep, a short hike with approximately 3-4 hours of traverse.

However, as you ascend higher from Lobuche, you will be crossing the elevation mark of 5000 meters, making it prone for people to suffer Acute Mountain Sickness.

The first scratch of the trek is almost flat, with the occasional uphill ascent to reach Lobuche Pass. You must be careful with the Yaks walking across the trail for logistics.

The Lobuche to Gorakshep section of the trek follows through the massive glacial moraines of Khumbu Glacier.

You traverse through narrow paths but rocky glaciers towards Gorakshep through uneven paths. Once you reach Gorak Shep, you will be bestowed with an amphitheater view of the Everest mountain ranges.

You will have your lunch at Gorakshep and prepare for your hike to Kalapathhar. The hike from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar begins with a gradual climb at first.

The second stretch of the hike is on a flattened surface. The final stretch right below the top is a switch-back ascent with a steep climb. It’s a total of 1.5 hours of hike to the top.

Kalapatthar is one of the best vantage points to gaze at the Everest Panorama. It is a worthwhile hike to the top for its Sunset and sunrise view.

The next phase of the day’s adventure is the hike to Kalapathhar. It’s a steep uphill climb from Gorakshep to Kalapathhar. The trail first navigates to the base of Kalapathhar and traverses through a rocky, uneven trail toward the summit.

Kalapatthar bestows an enigmatic view of Everest Vista. Descend to Gorakshep and overnight stay. After a 30-minute stay at the top, we return from the peak to Gorakshep for your night stopover.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return
Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Day:09 Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) Gorakshep

Hiking 5 hours
Overnight Goreakshep
Food Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Hotel

The stretch from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp traverses on a flat surface through the blend of huge rock boulders, glacial moraines, and sand.

We walk along the debris brought about by Khumbu Glacier and follow the trail toward the base camp. There are numerous memorials of deceased climbers that you will pass through on this stretch of the trek.

The sight of Everest Base Camp is impressive with its spread-out glacial area.

You will step right on the base of Khumbu Glacier, the first step toward the top of Mt. Everest’s summit. After exploring the base camp, we return to Gorakshep for our overnight stay.

After your breakfast- Gear up warmly since the trail is windy. There are two different Base Camps. One is the old base camp, and another is new, but both are closer to watching each other.

Similarly, many tents will be set for climbers ( Climbing seasons only). Explore the Icy stretch originating from Khumbu Glacier. Return to Goreakshep overnight after exploring the highest Base Camp In the world.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return
Everest Base Camp Trekking with Helicopter Return

Day:10 Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu

Helicopter 2 Hours
Overnight Kathmandu
Food Breakfast
Accommodation Hotel

An early morning breakfast will be served after you wake up at your teahouse. Afterward, you will be taken to the take-off point of our Chopper at Gorakshep.

The usual duration of the Heli flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu is 2 hours, depending on the weather window.

The flight takes a scenic route that follows through the narrow gorges of the Khumbu region.

On your way to the base camp, you will fly over the small villages, which were your stopovers.

Your chopper will stop at Lukla for refueling and then continue your journey toward Kathmandu.

You will land at Kathmandu Airport before lunch hour and be escorted back to your hotel by our representative.

2 best seasons to travel Everest by helicopter
Return to Kathmandu by helicopter from Goreakshep


What's Included?

  • Pick up and drop off from the international and domestic airports by private tourist vehicle.
  • Three times meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Paperwork for the trekking (TIMS card and entry permits)
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu round-trip flight tickets
  • A professional trekking guide with required porters.
  • Salary for the guide and porters, insurance, food, and accommodation.
  • The rest of the nights are spent at the tea house.
  • Per person, a Trekking map
  • Down Jackets and Sleeping Bag if needed (Returnable)
  • First Aid Medical Kit.
  • Local government tax
  • Drinking water with an iodine tab

What's Excluded?

  • Hotel in Kathmandu: We’ll book the required only.
  • Your expenses and shopping
  • Anything extra in the list above (e.g., Extra accommodation and drinks)
  • Hot Shower along the trekking trail
  • Tips and donation

Essential Information - Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Helicopter Trip from Everest Base Camp has become one of the most extensive talks of the town in recent times. During the peak season (Spring and Autumn), Everest Base Camp on Helicopter can be an enriching experience. In fact, we’ll trek to the EBC all the way from Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tyangbouche, Dingbouche, Lobuche, Goreakshep, and EBC. The Altitude of EBC is 5364 meters from sea level.

Taking a Heli outright from the Everest region for your return journey makes it convenient for your legs, and we will be grateful to you for the less stress you might encounter if you opt to return by Heli.

The return flight via Helicopter is rewarding for its breathtaking view and adventurous ride. Here are two options that you can choose for your Helicopter return journey on your trip from Everest Base Camp.

Trek to the Base of Everest and descend via Helicopter to Lukla

Alternatively, I offer you a Helicopter ride from Gorakshep to your starting point in Lukla. The trip initiates after your morning breakfast at Gorakshep. Your pilot will look for a clear weather window before your take-off and communicate accordingly.

The flight ascents steeply above, hovering right next to Mt. Amadblam, considered one of the prettiest mountains in the world.

Your flight then heads southbound, flying above various Sherpa settlements. You will observe multiple sparsely distributed Sherpa villages along the way, flying above the raging Dudhkoshi river and densely populated Namche bazaar to reach Lukla.

This flight reduces your trip duration from four days of descent to a mere 25-minute ride to Lukla. You will take a scheduled flight to Kathmandu from Lukla the following day.

Everest Hike and Descend via Helicopter to Kathmandu

Another popular alternative for the return journey of this trek is flying directly to Kathmandu from Gorakshep on a Helicopter. When trekking to Everest base camp, many travelers prefer taking the Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight back instead of retracing their steps on foot.

This option saves time and energy and helps avoid discomfort and altitude sickness, mainly since Gorakshep, the last village with accommodation, is situated at a very high altitude.

Therefore, many trekkers prefer to spend only one night in Gorakshep before taking the helicopter flight the next day. The helipad at Gorakshep is secure and easily accessible, making it a popular hub for trekkers who want to fly back to Kathmandu.

Similarly, Trekkers can save up to 4-5 days of trekking time by taking a helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu, reducing their expenses on food, lodging, guides, flights, porters, and other personal costs.

The money saved can be used to pay for the helicopter ride, a breathtaking experience that allows passengers to fly over the Everest valley, see the villages they walked through and recall their memories of the mountains they photographed from the ground. Furthermore, this fascinating flight is considered one of the best Helicopter trips in Nepal.

The Cost of Helicopter Return from Gorakshep

The cost of a Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla or Kathmandu varies depending on the season and time of the year of your trek. During Spring(March-May) and Autumn(Sept-Nov), which is considered to be the peak season for trekking in Nepal, this cost plummets while the price might be high if you happen to be trekking during the off-season, Winter (Dec-Feb) and Summer(June-Aug).

This is due to the readily available Chopper at Lukla during the peak seasons and the multiple Charter flights you can hop on your return journey. Please ensure that your flight is booked beforehand for a hassle-free return journey.

Price of Gorakshep-Lukla Helicopter Flight

The cost of the Gorakshep-Lukla flight depends on the season and is subject to the availability of the Helicopter. For a general idea, refer to the following price table.

No of Pax Price
Shared flight (4 pax  Max) $450 per person
Chartered Flight (5 pax Max) $350 per person

Price of Gorakshep to Kathmandu Direct Helicopter Flight with Trip

From  Gorakshep to Kathmandu, Chopper is subject to availability and time of the trek. The costs during the spring and autumn are relatively lower compared to other seasons since the Helicopters are readily available at Gorakshep and Lukla

                      No of Pax The price includes the whole trip.
Shared flight (2 to 4 pax ) $2200/- per person
Chartered Flight (5, 10, 15 pax Max) $2000 per person

Note: The tariffs of Helicopter flights may change without any prior notice. Make sure to confirm the prices with your trekking agent before you depart for the trek.

Booking and Service by Company

Boundless Adventures is a dedicated company that emphasizes reliable travel solutions. Located in the core heart of Kathmandu city, Thamel, we have been crafting fantastic holiday experiences for our clientele, whether the rigorous Tour and trek to Everest Region or the tranquil trip to Pokhara.

Our sophisticated online payment gateway and booking system provides easy access for our customers to craft their vacations here in Nepal. We have been a reliable and trustworthy travel partner for Indian Subcontinent for over three decades. Furthermore, our customers’ honest testimonials during this period are a testament to our dedicated team and synergized effort.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek, Return by Heli

The foothills of the Himalayan belt in Nepal are blessed with a perfect weather pattern for adventure activities almost all year long. Nepal’s weather is divided into four seasons: (March, April, and May). Summer/Monsoon (June, July, and August), autumn (September, October, and November), and winter (December, January, and February).

The most favorable time of the year for Traversing to the Base Camp of Everest is spring and autumn because of their pleasant and calm weather. Spring can be characterized by the time of the year when the environment blossoms with greenery and flowers after the harsh winter. Autumn generally falls before summer and winter, making it the perfect time for traveling.

The upper section of the Everest region (beyond Namche Bazaar) lies in a dry and arid area beyond the Himalayas that receives occasional rainfall during the monsoon/summer season (June-August). Despite this, visitors may still consider trekking to Everest Base Camp in the summer, although the stunning view of the Everest vista may not be visible due to the monsoon clouds.

That being said, winter trekking is possible, but more risk factors accompany it. During the winter, colossal snowfall in the Everest region makes the trail slippery and visibility a significant issue. Also, the temperature of the Everest region falls way below its average level for humans to sustain.

Specification of the Helicopter

Various Helicopters are used for Gorakshep to Kathmandu on Helicopter tours, and it differs from one Airline Company to the other. Generally, an Airbus B350 helicopter is used for the flight for its high altitude traversing capability beyond 5000 meters.

Apart from these are Robinson R66 and R44; however, these aircraft are limited to a low elevation of a maximum of 3800 meters.

Helicopters used for Gorakshep to Kathmandu are designed to accommodate a maximum of 5 individuals. If you have a group of 5 people, you can book your return flight through your agent beforehand. Similarly, We don’t mind operating even solo, a couple to share Helicopter with others.

Owing to the higher elevation at Gorakshep, your heli will first take three people on board from Gorakshep and drop them off at Pheriche; it then flies back again to Gorakshep to pick up the other two passengers. It will finally take off from Pheriche after gathering all five passengers from Pheriche.

Departure Date & Cost

We are updating the departure dates.

Most Asked Questions by Travellers

Everest Base Camp is situated in the northeastern vicinity of Nepalese territory.

It is estimated that Everest Base Camp lies at a distance of about 200 km eastbound from Kathmandu. It is a shared porch to the towering peaks of Mt.Everest, Mt.Nuptse, and Mt.Lhotse.

Of course, Mount Everest borders the Nepalese and Chinese territories.

Yes, the helicopter will drop you off at Kathmandu Airport.

The Helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Kathmandu takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes, headed westbound.

If required, your Heli will have a stopover at Lukla for refueling, or it’s a direct flight to Kathmandu Airport.

Your pickup point for this trip is Gorakshep. Since the elevation of Gorakshep is higher than 5000 meters, the thin air limits the Helicopter’s carrying capacity.

3 of the five passengers in the Heli will first be descended to Pheriche, and the Heli will be back to Gorakshep to pick up the rest of the passengers.

Then again, the Heli will take off from Pheriche with full occupancy of 5 people for the flight to Kathmandu.

Definitely not, your Helicopter can’t fly you over to the summit of Mount Everest.

It is not permitted by the Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal to fly on top of the mountain.

The price of this trip may vary depending upon availability, number of travelers, and season time. Please contact us with your requirements for further detailed information.

Yes, you have the alternative to fly to Lukla and take a scheduled flight to Kathmandu the following day instead of taking the Heli directly to Kathmandu.

However, please note that the Heli trip begins from Gorakshep, not Everest Base Camp. The terrain of Everest Base Camp is uneven and filled with huge ice boulders and glacial moraines, making it difficult for the Chopper to land.

Spring and autumn are the peak season for Helicopter rides to the Everest region.

The weather window is clear, and you get a picturesque view of the enigmatic geography of the Everest region during spring and autumn.

However, due to Global Warming, we can organize such trips during the Monsoons (May-July) too.

Yes, our full board package includes all ground transportation, including airport transfers, until your departure and picks you up at the end of the trip.

Yes, you require two different permits for Everest Base Camp Trek: Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit.

Yes, your bags will fly in the Helicopter on your flight to Kathmandu.

The basic trekking gear will suffice for this trek. All along the trek, you will be walking on foot trails with uneven surfaces.

A good trekking boot is a must for this trek. You can check our Essential Equipments for detailed insight into the gear requisites for such treks.

Boundless Adventures is a local tour operator based in Nepal. Our website has an automated built-in booking system with integrated online payment services.

First, fill out the booking form, and our representatives will address you shortly to guide you.

A total of 5 people can be accommodated in a Chopper. Generally, an Airbus B350 helicopter is used for the flight for its high altitude traversing capability beyond 5000 meters.

Yes, of course, get the front seat. But the seat is provided based on the weight of the passenger.

Front seats must be allotted to the lighter weight passenger owing to the flying aerodynamics.

The Helicopter you board on this trip has a maximum carrying capacity of 500 kg, except for the pilot.

Everest Base Camp lies in the innermost vicinity between the gigantic snowy mountains and is cold for most of the year.

The temperature varies from (Day)-4.8°C to -15.2°C(Night) in the winter and (Day)22°C to 4°C(Night) in the summer.

Yes, you can take a shared ride on a Helicopter to Kathmandu from Gorakshep. However, it is subject to availability during your time.

It is advised to consult your trekking agent for the matter beforehand.

The pilots and crew that operate in the Everest region are specially trained to fly in higher elevations and technical terrains.

The Government has mandated timely maintenance and repairs of such choppers.

Thus, rest assured; it is safe to fly on a Helicopter trip from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.

Yes, solo females can trek to Everest Base camp and return. We get many solo female trekkers yearly and have successfully served their adventure needs safely without any instances.

We also have female trekking guides if you are a female solo trekker and would love to have company during your trek.

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Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Return to Kathmandu

It was an amazing adventure, Everest Base Camp trek and return on Helicopter with Boundless adventure. We were a group of 10 people and Damber helped us in every step of the journey. He has a professional team of ground staff. Every staff was great all the time. We were playing cards often.

We trekked all the way to Everest Base camp which was an amazing journey through the rural landscape. The return journey on the chopper was simply enthralling.

The view you get to behold upon taking off from Gorakshep. It was out of the world. I recommend Boundless Adventures and his team for all he provides in Nepal.

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