Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is a short Everest Base Camp Trek package without compromising on acclimatization days or the classic EBC Trek experience. Our Everest Base Camp Trek with Hecopter Return (EBC Heli Trek) package is the best option to avoid the same trail walk back to Lukla from Gorek Shep. On our Everest Base Camp Trek package 2024 on our website, it is 15 days and lets you walk back. But our Everest base camp heli return trek takes you up to the base of Mount Everest, and instead of trekking back and retracing the same trail, you take a wonderful helicopter ride back to Kathmandu.
Trek through picturesque Sherpa villages in the Himalayas far away from the bustle of modern cities and enjoy serene trekking while rejuvenating your soul and unwinding on Everest Base Camp trek with Helicopter return.
Everest Base Camp Heli Trek, also known as EBC Heli Trek, is an adventurous venture that is a perfect alternative for trekkers with limited time or for the trekker who wants something extra in the Khumbu region. The helicopter will land just over the Gorak Shep (on route to Kala Pathat, 5545m) to pick you up and give you a round trip over the Himalayas before descending to Kathmandu.
The outlines you can expect during the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek
- Experience a great landing at Lukla
- The trail goes through Sherpa villages and lush forests of rhododendron, pine
- Cross many suspension bridges and streams while trekking
- Get to see the lifestyle of the Sherpas and their culture
- Visit monasteries along the way
- Enjoy serene trekking and unwind
- Reach the Everest Base Camp and further hike to a hill, Kala Patthar to witness gorgeous sunrise
- Fly in a helicopter from Kala Patthar or EBC to Kathmandu
- Enjoy breathtaking mountain panorama
Views en route to the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return
The views en route to the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return (EBC Trek with Helicopter Return) takes the views to another level. You get to witness jaw-dropping aerial views of the mountains, valleys, and villages. While enjoying views of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m), and numerous others from different viewpoints while trekking, you fly high in the sky and get to soak in the bird-eye views.
The views get only better and more mesmerizing as you move towards the end of the trip. Unlike any other place in the world, the Himalayan scenery is heavenly and unbelievable when seen from high up.
How is the difficulty level of EBC Heli Trek?
The EBC Heli Trek is considered a moderate trek in Nepal. Even though this trek has a helicopter return, you have to trek up to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) following the same trail with uncountable ascents and descents.
The trekking route is rugged and steep, passes through dense forests, and crosses old suspension bridges. With the increase in altitude, the trail changes into alpine terrain and ascends along the moraine and glacier. You need to walk 6 to 7 hours a day. And above all that, deal with the remoteness of the region.
Preparation for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return
Nothing serious is needed to prepare for the Everest base camp trek with helicopter return. You can go on short hikes or do other activities that increase your endurance. Cycling, swimming, jogging, etc. are good examples. As the trek demands a long walk (6 to 7 hours minimum a day), your stamina should support you. You can likewise exercise and work on your core strength.
The Best Time for doiing the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek
The best time for doing the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek or Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), without a doubt. March to September and September to November are the months falling under these two seasons. Everything is just perfect in these two seasons, whether we talk about climate, weather, or views. You can do this adventurous trip in the early winter too.
What in our 12 Days Everest Base Camp Heli Return Trek Package?
Our expertise and resources team make the Everest Base Camp Heli Return Trek Package for everyone who wants to return Kathmandu directly from Gorak Shep after being at Everest Base Camp. We have offered the best price for the package of the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek for 2024. It covers your accommodation in Kathmandu, plane tickets to Lukla, Sagarmatha National Park permits, your meals and accommodation in trekking, an expert guide and support team, and of course, a helicopter ride to Kathmandu from Gorak Shep.
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