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Everest Helicopter Trekking

Price Starts 1720US$ Per Person
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Group Discounts
1 Pax. US$ 2280 P/P
2-4 Pax. US$ 2210/- P/P
5-7 Pax. US$ 2100/- P/P
8-10 Pax. US$ 2000/- P/P
11-14 Pax. US$ 1900 P/P
Over 15 Pax. US$ 1720 P/P
Trip Duration 11 Days
Nature of Trip Trekking
Maximum Altitude 5545m
Difficulty Grade Adventurous
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Seasons Mar-June, Sep-Dec
Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Transportation Helicopter
Accommodation Hotel

Everest Helicopter Trekking in 2023 and 2024

  • Venture into a thrilling traverse to Everest Base and return by Helicopter.
  • Gaze at the Everest magnificence from Kala Patthar Peak.
  • All-encompassing views of Everest Region Massifs.
  • Embrace the serenity of Khumbu Glacier
  • Behold the natural delights of lush forests.
  • Immerse in the unique Sherpa culture and their unparalleled hospitality
  • Unmatched views of towering peaks all along.

Overview of Everest Helicopter Trekking

Everest Helicopter Trekking starts from the domestic airport of Kathmandu, Nepal.  Amongst the various options you can choose on your trek is the Helicopter Trekking in Everest. This trip entails piercing through the Sherpa villages of the Everest region and returning to Kathmandu, the capital city, on a thrilling ride in AS350 B3 Helicopter.

The trip is as exciting and amusing as it sounds. The Everest Trek, on your ascent, takes the classic route through small Sherpa hamlets along the way up until the base camp of Mount Everest. However, your return journey will include comfortable and scenic travel on a passenger chopper waiting for you at Gorak Shep.

Claimed to be one of the best treks in Nepal, EBC Trek portrays a wide variety of offerings for trekkers. Your pathway ventures through the sparsely settled Sherpa villages of Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep before reaching the ultimate rugged space at the base of mighty Everest.

The villages along the trail have typical wooden houses inhabited majorly by the Sherpas. Their unique blend of Tibetan-Buddhist culture and tradition might be another point of interest for you. These people are highly appreciated globally for their might and daring capabilities in mountain climbing.

The utmost value offered by EBC Helicopter Trekking is its excellent geographical characteristics. The region falls within the vicinity of Sagarmatha National Park that houses an abundance of flora and fauna alongside some of the mightiest massifs in the world: Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse(8516m), Mt.Lhotse Sar(8383m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6812m), Mt. Nuptse(7861m), Mt. Khumbutse(6,665m)

There have been occasional sightings of Mountain Tahr, Snow Leopards, and Himalayan Black Bear within the national park area, which makes it even more enjoyable.

The trail follows through lush Rhododendron, Juniper, and Birch forests which is evident enough to live up to the hype of Everest’s popularity.

Are you ready for the thrill of your life? The EBC Helicopter Trekking experience is one of the most awe-inspiring and exhilarating journeys you’ll ever embark on! Picture yourself beneath the tallest structure on the earth, surrounded by the breathtaking amusement of the Nepalese Himalayan Mountains.

With every meter of altitude gained during the trek, you will be rewarded by the stunning landscapes, dramatic peaks, and the warm, welcoming culture of the Sherpa people. Get ready to challenge yourself, as the EBC Trek will test your limits and reward you with a sense of accomplishment that you’ll cherish forever!

Your safe journey and utmost enjoyment are the primary concern of Boundless Adventures, which is why we meticulously plan your treks to ensure a smooth and unforgettable adventure.

Our professional ground staff, who know the region like the back of their hands, will accompany you throughout the trekking, providing valuable insights and support throughout your EBC Trek. Plus, with the EBC Heli Trek option, you’ll have the added benefit of a thrilling helicopter ride to kick off your adventure!

So, are you ready to take on the challenge and experience the wonders of the Everest Base Camp Trekking adventure? Whether you choose the traditional EBC Trek or the exhilarating EBC Heli Trek, one thing is sure – this will be a journey you’ll never forget! Join us as we explore the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas, push our limits, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

After Everest trekking by Helicopter ( Mt. Everest Base Camp), we take the helicopter to fly back to Kathmandu at the end of the trip from Gorakshep or Lobuche. The towering peaks of the Everest region, the glacial range, scattered Sherpa settlements, and the eye-catching surroundings trip to helicopter trekking on Everest are outstanding.

Similarly, Are you wondering about Everest trekking by helicopter, Cost and price details, itinerary, Guide, Permits, and Helicopter for 2023 and 2024? Contact us now on WhatsApp at +977 9851033819 or email us. If you have time, look at the Trip video of Everest.

Everest Trekking returning by Helicopter
Everest Helicopter trekking image

Everest Base Camp Helicopter trekking begins from the domestic airport of Kathmandu. It takes 45 minutes to fly by plane to the tiny airstrip of Lukla after the Himalayan flight from Kathmandu. Heading through the Sherpa villages and exploring their spiritual part of life is impressive. Sagarmatha National Park begins on the second day of walking, which is rich in flora and fauna.

The cultural prosperity around Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Pangboche, and Tengboche is impressive and increases the charm of the breathtaking snow-capped Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Nupshe… Acclimatization is essential to this adventurous trek to Everest by Helicopter and deals with Acute Mountain Sickness. Everest base camp and Kalapathar are the important destinations of the trip.

After exploring the Everest tour, fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter from the heart of the Khumbu region- Gorakshep. (Gorakshep is the last camp of the trip)

 Tailor-Made Trip and Departure 

Everest Helicopter Trekking is an easy trip that begins with a small plane flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Continues treks to Everest base camp. We have everyday fixed departures trip to Mount Everest in the best trekking seasons. Despite that, we will also organize the trip on your suitable date. When you inform us about the customized date, we arrange the best tailor-made trip for you.

Itinerary of Everest Helicopter Trekking

Here is the details itinerary of the adventure of Everest trekking return by Helicopter from Gorakshep for eleven days. But your trip starts on day two and ends on day 10. The trekking trail is famous worldwide; however, March to June and September to December are the best seasons for the Everest trekking return by Helicopter.

Similarly, You see a detailed itinerary of the Trek to Everest with a return by Helicopter, which means, You need to start your trek from Lukla at the beginning by plane and take off from Gorakshep after exploring the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar by Helicopter. It is one of the best itineraries for everyone because You don’t have to continue trekking back the way you had. However, please check out the given itinerary of Trekking by Helicopter on Everest. If you have any alternative options with you, please you may share them with us for discussion regarding the itinerary.

Note: B, L, D?

B= Breakfast


D= Dinner


Day:01 Pick up from Tribhuvan International Airport

Car 20 minutes
Overnight Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal. Boundless Adventure’s representative will receive you at the International Airport (TIA) (1380 meters) and transfers you to the hotel. In the following days, you will be given a short briefing about the programs. Overnight at the hotel.

Kathmandu Airport
Kathmandu, Airport

Day:02 Flight to Lukla - Trek to Phakding, 2656 Meters

Flight 45 minutes
Overnight Phakding
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Hotel

Drive to the domestic airport early in the morning and take a flight to Lukla. For the group the other crew will join from here. The gentle trek begins through the trail that lies above the Dudhkoshi River. The barley and buckwheat fields are Phakding (2656m). Overnight at the Hotel.

Everest Lukla airport
Lukla Airport

Day:03 Trek to Namche Bazaar, 3450 meters

Hiking 5 hours
Overnight Namche
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Hotel

From Phakding, the trail passes through Manju, and the steep uphill trail leads to Namche Bazaar (3450m), the Sherpa-populated highland. This embarks you through the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park. Namche is a hugely populated town in Khumbu. Overnight at the Hotel.

Namche bazaar
Namche Bazaar

Day:04 Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar 3450 meters

Hiking 5 hours
Overnight Namche
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Hotel

Acclimation is an essential part of trekking at higher altitudes. The day begins after breakfast, scrambling around the Namche Bazaar, Khumjung monastery, and The spectacular views of MT. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and others welcome you with a pleasant smiles. Return and rest. Overnight at the Hotel.


Day:05 Trek to Tyangboche, 3867m

Hiking 5 hours
Overnight Tyangboche
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Hotel

The trail from Namche looks steep initially, but it becomes gentle as you reach the top of the ridge. The impressive views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche, Kangtega, and Thamserku can be explored during the trek.

Passing Kyangjuma and Phunki Tenga, Thyangbouche is on the next step at (3867m) from Sea level overnight at the lodge.

Thyangbouche monastery
Thyangbouche Monastery on Everest trek

Day:06 Trek to Dingboche (4360m).

Hiking 4 hours
Overnight Dingboche
Food B,L,D
Accommodation Hotel

Tengboche monastery is the highest-located monastery in the Khumbu region. It is also a spiritual center where Buddhist devotees pay their homage.

After breakfast, head towards Dingboche, exploring the stunning views of the massive peaks of the Everest region. Passing through Pangboche village and Somare (Lunch at Somera), you reach Dingboche once you follow the Imja River overnight at the lodge.

The view from Dingboche Trek to Everest by Helicopter

Day:07 Dingboche Acclimatization 4360m

Hiking 4 hours
Overnight Dingboche
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Hotel

Hike around Dingboche and Chhukung on another acclimating day before heading further to the alpine altitude. Chhukung is the gateway to Island peak climbing.

The barley and buckwheat fields dominate the surroundings. The Himalayan views are seen as impressive. Then back to Dingboche. Overnight at the Hotel.

Explore in Dingbouche
Explore in Dingboche Trek to Everest by Helicopter

Day:08 Trek to Lobuche, 4930m

Hiking 5 Hours
Overnight Lobuche
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Lodge

Beginning the trek from Dingboche after breakfast, you pass the Palrung Kharka, which offers views of the tombstones on the next side.

They belong to the Everest climbers who passed away during the Everest expedition. Crossing The Thukla Pass, you reach Lobuche, enjoying the beautiful peaks of Khumbutse, Pumori, and Cholatse, including the Khumbu glacier.

The Lobuche (4930m) is overnight at the lodge just one night before Bese Camp.

Lobuche Lodge Trek to Everest by Helicopter

Day:09 Trek to Gorakshep (5184m) and Everest base camp (5364m).

Hiking 8 hours
Overnight Gorakshep
Food B, L, D
Accommodation Lodge

Beginning the trek early after breakfast, the Khumbu glacier becomes on your right. On the way, the Lobuche pass stands at 5110 meters.

Reaching Gorakshep (5184m) and check into the lodge, have lunch, and trek to Everest base camp (5364m). It might take another 4 hours round trip. The elevation of the Everest base camp is (5364m).

The alpine altitude increases the hardship on the trek, which should be dealt with gradually. Then trek down to Gorakshep and rest overnight at the lodge.

Trek to Everest
Gorekshep Photo in Trek to Everest by Helicopter

Day:10 Take off to Kathmandu

Helicopter 2 Hours
Overnight Kathmandu
Food Breakfast
Accommodation Hotel

It’s time to get up early in the morning and hike to Kalapathar for the dramatic sunrise view over Mt.

Everest, Lhotse face, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Cholatse, and many more unnamed Himalayas.

Kalapathar is the best viewpoint in the Khumbu region. Then trek down to Gorakshep and have breakfast.

Then fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter. It is a quick way of doing the Everest base camp trek.

We’ll drop you off at the Domestic airport and drive to the Hotel, and the trip will end.

Take off from Kalapathar
Take off from Kalapathar by Helicopter

Day:11 Departure

Car 20 minutes
Overnight Kathmandu
Food Breakfast

Have Breakfast in your Hotel. Breakfast will be open from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM, You will have a departure by car/van/ Bus to the international airport. Maybe you still have a few days more than you may go to explore the low land of Nepal.

Airport of Kathmandu
Departure to the airport


What's Included?

  • International and domestic airport picks up and drops you off by private car/van/ bus and drops you at your Hotel overnight at Hotel.
  • Complete the board package trip with three times meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking. (options)
  • A cup of tea or coffee with every meal.
  • 5/6 nights are attached bathroom during the trekking.
  • Experienced an English-speaking Guide
  • (Required number of Porters to carry your luggage during the trek. Options)
  • A helicopter direct from Gorakshep to Kathmandu
  • Food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance for staff
  • From Kathmandu to Lukla by plane
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits, and TIMS permits.
  • Nepal government tax.
  • Per person, one trekking map
  • Domestic airport departure tax.
  • Purify drinkable water.
  • Seasonable fruits during trekking.
  • Note: If you need trekking equipment, contact us.

What's Excluded?

  • Hotel in Kathmandu (We’ll operate Hotel at your request only)
  • Bar bills and soft drinks.
  • Shower and Hard drinks along the trek
  • Temple and monastery entrance fee and donation
  • The rest of the expenses are not mentioned in the price included.

Essential Information - Everest Helicopter Trekking


The Everest Helicopter Trek is quite challenging compared to other significant treks in Nepal. It becomes increasingly difficult for travelers as they ascend above 4000 meters, particularly beyond Tengboche. As trekkers progress, the air at higher altitudes becomes thinner, resulting in slower movement.

This Trek involves traversing through semi-arid terrain high up in the Himalayas, culminating at one of Nepal’s most prominent trekking points, Kalapathhar Peak (5555m), which can be strenuous and challenging for those with limited high-altitude trekking experience.

Optimal physical fitness and endurance are required for this Trek. Additionally, the Everest region is one of the most isolated regions of Nepal, with narrow, rocky, and uneven trails leading to EBC, making it challenging to walk on.

Best Time For Trip to Everest by Helicopter

The weather pattern inside the Nepalese territory has been classified into four different seasons: Autumn(September- November), Spring (March-May), Summer (June-August), and Winter ( December – February).

Nepalese highland sits on a climatic belt providing various climatic patterns, including Sub-Alpine, Tropical, Sub-Tropical, and Tundra. The overall climatic context is mildly temperate, while occasional rain showers occur across the boundary.

As considered by many, the Autumn and Spring months portray the best period for Everest Helicopter Trekking. Weather-window September to November and March to May is transparent with undisturbed sightings of the Himalayan Mountains.

High Himalaya’s temperature ranges from 19.5°C upper limit to -14°C lower limit throughout the autumn; spring month’s temperature ranges from 24°C UL to -13°C LL. This moderate temperature variation makes these months the best time for trekking to Everest.

Besides spring and autumn, summer may be a suitable time for trekking to Everest Base camp. Everest region lies in a rain-shadow area, making it dry even during the Monsoon period. The stretch above Namche Bazaar receives little to no rain during the summer. However, the monsoon clouds may disrupt the view of Everest Vista repeatedly. Also, due to the weather conditions, there are several flight delays and postpones during summer.

Physical Conditions

The trip to Everest Base Camp is a one-of-a-kind trek with lots of adventurous travel along the foothills of the Nepalese Himalayan Belt. The EBC Trek requires you to walk on a rugged, uneven terrain and remote landscape that reaches up to the elevation of Kalapatthar is 5555 meters from sea level. Similarly, a height beyond 3000 meters is considered an AMS-prone zone for the lowered oxygen level in the air.

However, the journey has been undertaken by people with varied characteristics, from age, physical fitness, and experience. While there might be some difficulty, especially after your traverse beyond Tengboche, with proper acclimatization and a steady walking pace, this adventure is perfectly doable for beginners too.

We advise you to properly break into your gear (Shoes, Rucksack, and other Apparel) before embarking on the Trek. You should also check with your doctor for any issues before high altitude traverse to Everest. Also, being in perfect fitness condition is an additional advantage for the Trek.

Lodging at the Trek to Everest by Helicopter

The EBC Helicopter Trekking route passes via charming hamlets in the Sagarmatha region. Sherpa communities reside permanently in these villages, offering rooms and other amenities in their teahouses. The accommodation services on the Trek are superficial and need more modern amenities.

When your traverse higher than Tengboche, finding an attached bathroom becomes challenging in your mountain lodge. Instead, the guests in the mountain lodges share the same bathroom in the areas beyond Tengboche. That being said, several lodges provide an attached bathroom with their rooms, but such accommodation options are provided to our luxury clients who opt for Everest Luxury Trek.

The mountain lodges in EBC Trek have basic amenities, and every room has two twin beds with foam pads, pillows, and blankets. If the provided bedding is not warm enough, you may ask for additional blankets with your guide, and they will happily help you out. We recommend renting a sleeping bag in Kathmandu for your Everest Trek in case it gets colder at night.

During your journey to Everest Base Camp, the mountain lodges are equipped with a traditional heating system to keep the guests warm. A stove, usually called Bukhara Stove, is a conventional Tibetan-type stove set up in the hotel’s dining area.

Most mountain lodges will have a power source from solar panels, and you can charge your electronic devices. Please note that Hot Shower and charging your electrical devices require additional payments not included in the package. Also, Type C adapters are incompatible with power sockets in the Everest area, so make sure to buy compatible ones before your Trek.

Meals in EBC Trek by Helicopter

While undertaking the EBC Helicopter Trip, you will find limited food options as you reside in teahouses. The areas at higher elevations lack road access, and all essentials are transported by Yaks or helicopters. On your Trek, there are various food options on the menu for you to choose from, but we suggest you take the local dishes available for hygiene reasons. Similarly, We’ll provide you with Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek.

Popularly savored food while trekking Everest Himalaya is traditional Nepali local cuisines, a mixture of high-calorie diet items alongside taste and spices. Similarly, Alternative food items you can opt to have are potatoes, noodles, soup, pasta, french fries, and even other Western dishes like pizza, steak, and burgers. As you ascend higher, your food options will be limited. Everest Region trekking is filled with small German bakeries that you can try out. These small eateries provide a range of bakery items to eat.

Drinking Water

For most of your Trek, teahouses in the route can supply drinking water. We advise you to drink at least 3000-4000 ml water daily to hydrate yourself along the journey. There is mineral water available in shops along the journey too. Also, you can choose from multiple alternatives for your hydration needs during the Trek.

Boiling water: Ask your teahouse owner for hot boiled water before you depart from the stopover. The tea houses will provide boiled and drinkable water from nearby streams.

Filtration System Bottle

There are filtration system-enabled bottles available in the market these days. Filtration straws effectively remove more than 90% of bacteria from the water. You can’t get such bottles in Nepal but must bring them.
Fill your bottle with any nearby sources and get going, as this filtration system can filter out bacteria of up to 5 microns.

Chlorine or Iodine Tablets

Bacteria or Medical tablets are another effective way to sanitize water to make it drink worthy of bacteria. Such tablets dissolve with natural water and let it dissolve for half an hour. It is an easy method to ensure that you have safe drinking water. Similarly, You can get such tablets and drops in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Equipment required for the Trek

  • Clothing for the Trek
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket and pants.
  • Fleece Jackets
  • A down jacket
  • Thermal underwear (top and bottom)
  • Hiking trouser
  • Hiking shirts
  • Warm hat
  • Sun hat
  • A pair of gloves
  • Five pairs of socks
  • Sturdy hiking boots
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • 40-50 liter backpack
  • Rain cover for backpack
  • Sleeping bag (rated for 0°C to -20°C) depending on when you travel.
Personal Hygiene:
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.)
  • Quick-drying towel
  • Sunscreen (SPF + 30 to 50)
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal medications


  • Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Trekking poles
  • Water bottles or hydration system
  • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
  • Camera or smartphone (with extra batteries / Charging Cable)
  • Trekking map
  • First-aid kit
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Cash (for tips and purchases along the way)

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