Everest Trek with Helicopter return Map

Everest Trek with Helicopter return

Mount Everest Base Camp trek with a helicopter return map is an invaluable resource for your journey to the Everest region. It provides a visual guide to the various areas you are trekking and flying through. From the well-known Namche Bazaar to the ancient villages of the Sagarmatha region, the trek provides memories that will last a lifetime. The EBC trek with heli return map lets you complete your expedition confidently and efficiently.

The map is updated with the latest version and provides accurate and essential information about your trip to the Khumbu region. As the map is downloadable, you can have a map of the Everest trek with a helicopter return with you throughout the expedition. Also, the map has the feature of Zooming in and out. Further, the most prominent elements of a map are the Legend and Itinerary Highlights.

Legend of Everest Trek with Helicopter Return Map

The map of the Everest trek with helicopter return has various symbols, colors, and markings to indicate individual features. Yet, worry not; Legend interprets all the symbols and color coding used in a map to make you easily understandable. Thus, read the Legend carefully and familiarize yourself with the various symbols to make a smooth and enjoyable trek in the Sagarmatha National Park area. The signs, symbols, colors, and markings that Legend clarifies include;

Level of challenge

The foremost thing you should know before starting your excursion is the trek’s difficulty level. Knowing the difficulty level helps you get ready physically and mentally. Further, the Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return journey is adventurous. Yet, the trekking part at first is more adventurous as it involves physical excursion, and the returning part is generally easy with a helicopter flight.
High altitude, unpredictable weather conditions, long trekking duration and hours, rugged terrain, and remote location make the trek one of the adventurous ones. So, you should be physically good enough to start the EBC trek by helicopter return.

Major Trekking trail

The bright, thick orange line in a map of the Everest trek with helicopter return signifies the major trekking trail you will walk through throughout your journey. As the first part of your excursion is a trek, knowing which path you are trekking on is necessary. The trekking trail begins from Lukla and ends at Kalapatthar. It passes through dense forests, alpine meadows, rocky terrain, and beautiful sherpa settlements with a view of snow-capped peaks.

Secondary  trekking trial

The orange dotted line in an Everest Base Camp trek with a helicopter return map indicates the secondary trail. The path is in the same region, yet it is not a part of your trekking. There are numerous secondary routes in the Everest region that you can take while going on an EBC trek. The secondary routes include Renjo La Pass, Gokyo Ri, Mount Ama Dablam, and Island Peak. Let us know if you want to extend your trip by adding any secondary trails, and we will customize your itinerary accordingly.

Viewpoint on Everest Trek

Each step to your Sagramatha National Park area is appealing, showcasing the Khumbu region’s beauty. View of unique flora and fauna, rivers, picturesque villages, and snow-capped peaks will accompany you throughout your journey. However, there are some specific viewpoints known for their 360-degree view.
On your trek, you will visit viewpoints of Khumjung, Nangkartshang, and Kalapathar. The elevation of the Khumjung viewpoint is 3790m, Nangkartshang is 5616m, and Kalapathar is 5555m. Each viewpoint offers panoramic views of the Khumbu region. The mountain views are spectacular from those viewpoints. Further, the views from the top of Everest Base Camp are breathtaking.
However, your trekking doesn’t cover other viewpoints on the Everest region, including Gokyo Ri and Renjo La Pass.

Mountain Vista

So what encourages you to trek further and reach your destination on an adventurous trek to Everest? The mesmerizing snow-capped peaks. Seeing the mountain peaks against the clear blue sky gives you an awe-inspiring vista. The mountain peaks will encourage you to keep going whenever you tire of the long walking.
Throughout your Everest trek with heli return, the peaks of Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8501m), Nuptse (7879m), and Ama Dablam (6312m) will please your eye. Furthermore, you can appreciate the snow-capped peaks of Mount Thamserku (6608m), Island Peak (6189m), Lhotseshar (8393m), Pumori (7165m) and Lingtren (6749m).

Monasteries along the way

The trek to Everest base camp not only takes you to nature’s beauty but rather than that, the trek offers you spirituality. As the Khumbu region is home to Sherpa people who follow Buddhism, you’ll find monasteries on every corner of the area. The monasteries showcase the respect of the Sherpa people towards their religion. You can also visit the monasteries and learn about the Buddhist religion, which adds allure to the trek. Among the region’s various monasteries, the monasteries of Khumjung, Tenhboche, Pangboche, and Dingboche are prominent.

Suspension Bridge

One of the highlights of your trek to Everest is passing a suspension bridge over rivers. The suspension bridge lets you get from one point to another. There are two types of suspension bridges you will encounter and pass through during your journey; one is wooden, and the other is steel. On average, there are more than nine suspension bridges on the way to Everest Base Camp. However, suspension bridges between Lukla to Phakding, Phakding to Namche Bazaar, Kyanjuma to Tengboche, Tengboche to Pangboche, Somara to Dingboche and Dingboche to Thukla are major.


The rectangular-shaped flag with a red color indicated the pass in the Everest region. The Everest three-pass trek in the Khumbu region is well-known. The three passes include Kongma La pass (5540m), Cho La pass (5420m), and Renjo La pass (5345m). The trek to Everest’s Three Passes is adventurous yet rewarding. But, we do not have any pass, viewpoint only in this map.


The symbol of an airport is easily identifiable by going through the Legend of the map. There are two different airports from Kathmandu to the Everest region. The airport of Kathmandu, known as Tribhuvan International Airport, operates flights to Lukla airport. The flight takes 45 minutes from Kathmandu to Lukla.

Glacier in Everest

The towering ice formation enhances your journey on the Everest trek,  You will see those glaciers and walk through the world’s highest glacier, Khumbu Glacier. On your journey, other magnificent glaciers are near Mount Everest, Pumori, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Island Peak. However

Favorable trekking time for EBC trek with Heli return

The favorable time for an Everest trek with a helicopter return is from late February to June. The months fall in the post-monsoon and Spring seasons, providing a pleasant time for trekking. Months between late February and June are beautiful, with blossoms of flowers, mild temperatures, and clear skies. Also, August to November is best for the Everest Base Camp trek with a helicopter return. The months fall in peak season. The clear weather with excellent visibility, lush greenery, and pleasant temperatures make the months between August and November favorable for trekking.
Along with Spring and Autumn, we recommend trekking in Summer. While most parts of Nepal face monsoons during summer, the higher elevations of Everest don’t face them due to global warming. Thus, days are sunny with extended hours in summer, making it ideal for trekking. However, we don’t suggest trekking during winter as the season faces harsh weather with below-minus-degree temperatures.

Highest Elevation on the Expedition

One of the highest elevations on the Expedition to Everest trek with helicopter return is Everest Base Camp at 5364m/ 17598.43ft. The base camp is well-known as the “Highest-altitude base camp globally.” Numerous mountain peaks are visible from the EBC, including Mount Ama Dablam, Changtse, Pumori, Nuptse, and Lhotse. However, the top of the Mount Everest is not visible. Furthermore, you can see Camp I and II and glaciers from the top of Everest Base camp.
Moreover, the highest elevation you can reach on an Everest trek with a helicopter return expedition is 5555m/18225.07 ft above sea level at Kalapathar. It is the best viewpoint in the region. Sunrise and sunset views are magnificent from the summit. Furthermore, Kalapathar is famous for its 360-degree view of the surrounding mountain peaks, including Mount Everest. Likewise, the sights of Gokyo Valley and glaciers are marvelous from the highest elevation of the trek.

Suitable Itinerary Highlight

To provide you with a daily schedule of your journey to Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return, the tour map involves “Itinerary Highlight.” The itinerary highlight briefly explains each day’s journey within Sagarmatha National Park. Per the itinerary highlight, your journey begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a trek to Phakding, and concludes with a helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. A ten-day brief itinerary of the Everest trek with helicopter return is as follows.

Day 01: Phakding (2652m)
Day 02: Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 03: Acclimatization Day
Day 04: Tangboche (3840m)
Day 05: Dingboche (4410m)
Day 06: Acclimatization day
Day 07: Lobuche (4940m)
Day 08: Gorakshep (5160m)
Day 09: Everest Base Camp (5364m)
Day 10: Kathmandu (1400m)