Everest Base Camp Trek
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Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return


  • Duration11 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • Trip TypePrivate
  • Max Altitude 5,500 m
  • Best TimeMarch to June & September to December
  • Arrival CityKathmandu


  • Enjoy the exciting journey of Everest Base Camp (5360 m) Tour
  • Experience the perfect combination of trekking and a luxurious Heli ride
  • Enjoy a mountain stay at Namche Bazar 
  • An amazing Kathmandu/Lukla mountain flight.
  • Observe Namche Bazaar, Mt Everest gateway
  • See mountaineers of world-class ready for their Everest climb
  • Collect Lifetime Experiences of Mt. Everest and surrounding
  • Capture views from Kalapatthar, Tengboche, Hotel Everest View, and More
  • Visit historical Buddhist monasteries of Everest Khumbu Area
  • Climb to Kala Patthar (5545 meters)
  • Visit Tengboche monastery, one of the oldest in the Khumbu region. 

This trek is perfect for people who have little time. But also wants to experience demanding and exciting vacations in Nepal. Since this trek provides an aerial view of the Himalayas, you won't miss an Everest trip in just over a week as it saves your time.  Therefore If you are willing to do our regular Everest Base Camp Trek but you have limited time, then this would an ideal trip for you, 

Our 11 days trip begins in Kathmandu, and the next day we fly to Lukla and continue trek to Everest Base Camp.  We charter a helicopter from Gorakshep on our way back to Lukla.

The Everest region (Khumbu) is one of Nepal's most renowned tourist destinations, notable for its stunning mountain peaks and it's resident's (the Sherpas) loyalty and kindness. The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most scenic treks in the Everest region. The Cho La High Pass requires some technical expertise. But with good health and acclimatization, you'll have nothing to worry about. Trekkers find the package to be arduous and rewarding. You'll see some of the highest mountains on earth rise to the stars throughout the journey. The trek allows an Everest Base camp travel experience with a helicopter tour from Mount Everest, the base of the world's tallest mountain. It is a fun escapade but a short trek in the Everest area that allows you to hike to the Everest Base Camp and return by Heli.

During your entire trip, our hikers will be walking through Beautiful Sherpa Villages along with the Breathtaking Peaks views of over 8000m.   Once you will be reached to Lukla, you will be met by our Sherpa Porter and slowly hike to Everest base camp.  We visit and stop by numerous villages and Monasteries including Tengboche Monastery. Tengboche Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in the Khumbu region which was built in the 17th century.  Gorakshep village, located at the altitude of 5100 offers you final accommodation before reaching Everest Base Camp (5360m).  To sum up, we go to Everest Base camp in the afternoon and back to Gorakshep by the evening before sunset. There you get to see the Beautiful Khumbu Glacier, One of the biggest Glaciers in the Himalayas. In the next early morning, we hike to Kalapatthar (5500m) to have Sunrise views Over Mount Everest and Mt. Lhotse. If the weather is good enough to allow it, you will see your best Sunrise Views.  The same day from Gorakshep, you will fly down by Helicopter to Lukla.  

11 Days Everest base camp trekking with Helicopter is one of Top selling trekking packages by Scenic Nepal Treks.  Your adventures begin with an approximately 28 minutes flight from Kathmandu Airport to Lukla Airport ( Tenzing Hillary Airport), one of the adventurous flights in the world.  If you are wishing to do Everest Base Camp Trek within a short period of Time, Our 11 Days EBC Trek with Heli would be an ideal trip. Many of our hikers from Scenic Nepal Treks do 14 Days Everest Camp trek which is longer and cheaper compare to Heli Trip. 

What if the Flight to Lukla / Kathmandu delayed?

It is very normal to have flights delayed between Lukla and Kathmandu. Lukla Airport, also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport is one of the extreme Airports located at the feet of the top of World, Mount Everest. Due to Wind, quick-changing weather, we often get flights delayed or canceled. It is fine if you have enough time even if the flight gets canceled or delayed, but with limited time it is very challenging to get back to Kathmandu sometimes.

So in case of flight delayed or canceled, we wait for the weather to be cleared or there is an option for you to fly by helicopter with additional cost. You will be paying for accommodation and meals by yourself if it will get the flight delayed or canceled.  We suggest you have a few more extra days in Kathmandu after your trek. 

Here's a general outline of what the Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return would look like:

  • Arrival in Kathmandu: Your journey begins with your arrival in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Take some time to explore the city and make necessary preparations for your trek.
  • Flight to Lukla: From Kathmandu, you will take a scenic flight to Lukla, which is the starting point of the trek. Lukla is known for its unique and thrilling airstrip, often referred to as one of the most dangerous airports in the world.
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp: The trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp typically takes around 10-14 days, depending on your itinerary and acclimatization needs. You will pass through picturesque Sherpa villages, dense forests, suspension bridges, and stunning mountain scenery as you make your way towards the base camp.
  • Everest Base Camp: Once you reach Everest Base Camp, you will have the opportunity to soak in the breathtaking views of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan peaks. You can spend some time exploring the base camp area and taking photographs to commemorate your achievement.
  • Helicopter Return: After enjoying the experience at Everest Base Camp, instead of retracing your steps back to Lukla, you will take a helicopter flight back to either Lukla or Kathmandu, depending on your package. The helicopter ride provides a unique aerial perspective of the Himalayas and allows you to save time and energy on the return journey.
  • Departure: Once you reach Lukla or Kathmandu, you can either catch a flight back home or continue exploring Nepal, depending on your travel plans.

Additionally, altitude sickness is a concern during the Everest Base Camp trek, so it's crucial to acclimatize properly, listen to your body, and follow the guidance of experienced guides or Sherpas throughout the trek.


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During your Landing in Kathmandu International Airport, one of the representatives from Scenic Nepal Treks and Expedition Pvt.Ltd will greet you at the Nepal Airport and pick up you at the hotel. After your refreshment at the hotel, we will provide you the information about the journey from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp.

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsNone
  • Maximum Altitude1350 m / 4429.134 ft

From Kathmandu, we will take a flight to Lukla where you can get a pleasure view from the flight .The landing field at Lukla is at high altitude and from Lukla, we will trek to  Phakding which is admirable to visit Pema Choling Phakding  monastery. There you can enjoy the appearance of villagers traditional culture and their environment and the breathtaking sight of Kusum Kangraru. Therefore, at Guesthouse you have a breakfast, lunch and dinner according to Nepali and Western culture food.

  • Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(2,651m/8,700ft)

On this day, one of the Develop Sherpa Community we will trek to Namche Bazaar. In addition,  Namche Bazar is the main center of the Khumbu Region whereas people go there for shopping, to get a party at  nightclub, to visit the museum . Here, you can also visit local markets and buy traditional crafts.

  • Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,438m/11,280 ft)

Acclimatization is very key thing to do while doing high altitude trekking. We will hike towards Everest View Hotel after having breakfast. From balcony of this hotel you have panoramic view of mountains like Amadablam, Thamserku, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Tabuche and others. Lazily stroll back to lodge in Namche observing Everest Museum and hustling of Namche Bazaar. 

  • Accommodation Teahouse/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,438m/11,280 ft)

At the trip for Tengboche, the path climbs through Juniper forest to Tengboche Monastery.It  is  lying at the raised above of 3,860 m after leaving from Namche Bazaar. On this way, you can fulfill your dream and desires to witness the view of  Mt. Everest. Those mesmerizing Mountain peaks make you feel charismatic and exhilarating and due to the natural elegance of lived experience makes you  much more easier to walk on the way. 

  • Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,874m/12,709 ft)

 After departure from Tengboche, we will trek to Dingboche altitude of  4,410m  passing behind all the way through stunning woods and Imja River. The ending hill into Dinghboche there is eye-catching route of peaks like Amadablam, Lhotse and a bunch of other peaks will heal your heart.  Dingboche is also popular as the ‘summer valley’. 

  • Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4,400m/ 14,435 ft)

We ascend all the way up to Lobuche on this day with some occasional rough flat trail. Grassy meadows and bushes are only vegetation that you can see on this day. The most memorable portion of this day’s trekking would be the Everest Memorial in Thukla Pass and sight of Pumori, Lobuche, Cholatse and other mountains. Lobuche is small tranquil village on bank of river facing the Kong Ma La Pass. 

  • Accommodation Teahouse/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4,910m/16,108 ft)

Trek to Gorakshep (5,180 m/ 16,994ft) and Everest Base Camp (5,364m/ 17,598ft) 8-9 hours
After climbing the Lobuche Pass we will have to walk through the moraine. The trail is rugged and rocky which requires careful walking. Once you have reached the Gorakshep we will keep our baggage and have lunch. After lunch we set out to reach Everest Base Camp. After walking for 1.5 hours you can reach the most coveted place. Take pictures and create some memories. We will again trek back to Gorakshep for overnight stay. 

  • Accommodation Teahouse/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(5180 m/ 16,994ft)

This is another significant day of the trek. We will begin hiking early in the morning to witness stunning sunrise views from Kala Patthar (5,545m). It is the best viewpoint for observing Mount Everest as well as other magnificent Himalayan ranges. After that, we will walk back to Gorakshep.  Later Helicopter down to Lukla about 20 Mins. Optionally you can continue your Heli Flight to Kathmandu at an additional price. 

  • Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(5,545m/ 18,192 ft)

The flight will take us back to Kathmandu and we will transfer you to hotel. Our management team will host farewell dinner for you in evening. We will discuss the events occurred in the trip and share our views. 

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast , Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1350 m / 4429.134 ft

Today is your final day of the Trip. We hope you had a good time during your stay in Nepal. A representative from Scenic Nepal Treks will drop you to Airport. Please note that you have to be at Airport before 3 hours of Flight time!

  • Accommodation None
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1350 m / 4429.134 ft
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What’s Included


  • All ground transfer by private van including Domestic and International Airport transfer
  • 2 nights Twin sharing Good Hotel in Kathmandu including Breakfast
  • 8 Nights Twin sharing Teahouse/Lodge during trekking
  • All the necessary Trekking permits including Sagarmatha ( Everest) National Park Fees
  • An Experienced English Speaking Sherpa Guide 
  • Three meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek as per the menu
  • Round Trip Domestic flight ( Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu) including Airport Taxes
  • Sleeping Bags for trekking
  • Duffel Bag during the trek ( If you are having Porter then, better to take Duffel Bag)
  • TIMS Card Fee ( Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • First Aid medicine kit box (Medicines are recommended to have your own.)
  • Trekking Map and Trekking Achievement Certificate
  • Government Taxes


  • Early Arrival or Late departure Accommodations in Kathmandu and Mountain due to Flight delayed
  • Personal Travel/Trekking insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal Visa Fees ( US$ 30), you can obtain upon your arrival in Kathmandu. 
  • Any kinds of Drinks including Tea Coffee during trip 
  • Porter to Carry Your Bags 
  • HeliCopter Fees ( US$ 1500, Subject to change) 
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Wi-Fi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
  • Single room in the mountain
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Useful Info

Accommodation and Meals During Trip 

Acknowledgment of your comfort there is a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu to stay safe as your preference including Breakfast. Throughout the trekking, the time you will have breakfast lunch, and dinner according to Tibetan food and Western food. There is a Tibetan Style adequate twin bed and attached bathroom including your meals as per your order on Menu. Early in the morning, you can have breakfast with a scene of landscape and mountains.

Safety and Insurance

Our main service is to afford you safe protection. Be deficient about a crime and the incidents. However, For Travel and Tourism Nepal is so incredible country for National and International visitors. Furthermore, it is mandatory to have insurance for this Trek. Please make sure Your insurance will cover all your expenses such as Air Ambulance, Helicopter Rescue, and treatment Cost.

Team Arrangements

Throughout your trekking journey, you will have the guide who will lead you and give all the information around your naturalistic view and Sherpa community cultures and rituals, and many more.  If the number of people above goes 8 you will have personal Assistance Guide. In addition, you will be walking with your Porter.  A number of Porter will decide as per your members in your group. And the main, 1Porter can bear 20- 25 kg.

Required Physical Experience

For Human beings, Trekking around the Adventurous place makes you the best experience in your entire life. Here the main essential to know about trekking is, You do not need to have special training. On the other hand, you need to have the ability to walk around 5/6 hours per day and you need to consult your doctor about your health before arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal.


Q1. What is the best season to do Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base camp trek can be done at any month of the year. However, we highly recommend you to do a trek between September and May.  Generally, from June onwards until the end of August it’s Monsoon season with lots of rain showers and unpredictable weather. 

Well, your meals and accommodation are already included in your program. However, there are certain things you need to pay for such as Drinks, Wifi, Hot Shower, Electronic Devices charging, etc. From our previous experience with our hikers, you may be spending US$ 15 to US$ 20 Per day but depending on your expenses. You better carry Nepalese Ruppess along the trail. You can exchange in Kathmandu. 

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a journey of a lifetime. The trip is physical but you have to be mentally prepared. You do not need to have Special training or Qualified but make sure you are able to walk 5 to 6 hours each day. We suggest you do regular Exercise and hiking before you come to Nepal for few weeks.  

In general, it is 11 Days total hiking from Lukla to Lukla including 2 Rest days during the trip. (8 Days going and 3 Days coming down.) There is a daily flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. So the total days of the trip from Kathmandu to Kathmandu are 12 Days. We have offer you Everest Base Camp -14 Days trip package from your arrival til departure. 

It is remarked as a moderate trek which is not very difficult and not also easy. The trail goes slightly up which is easier compare to Annapurna Base Camp. 

No, there is no age limit but you should be physically healthy, fit, and able to trek.

  • Few tips to avoid altitude sickness.
  • No Cigarette or alcohol while going up.
  • Walk slowly.
  • Drink 4 Ltrs water per day.
  • Do not skip acclimatization day.
  • Do not take Diamox before you feel something.

Actually, nobody knows who may get altitude Sick because altitude sickness is very unpredictable. Sometimes our Local Guides and Porter also get suffered from it. Let’s say 95% of trekkers do this Everest Base Camp Trek successfully.

It is about 8 to 10 minutes flight. Sometimes flights may be delayed due to weather. 

Lukla Flight allows you only 15 kg including your hand carry. So please you can leave all unnecessary kinds of stuff in Kathmandu which you do not need during trekking. The hotel has a store Room. 

It depends on which month you are doing this trek. If you are doing it in winter can be less than -15C outside at night. Daytime is warm while walking. In general from September to January and March until June is the best time to do this hike. 

Yes, there is Wi-Fi but not as strong as in the city. You will need to pay extra, USD 3-5 will be charged per device for unlimited use.

Yes, you can charge your phones and other gadgets at the tea houses with charges ranging from USD3- USD 5 per device. Normally the charging point is located at the tea house’s reception counter.

You will have a basic Lodge which is also known as Tea Houses. You will get a private twin sharing room throughout the trek but sometimes at Gorakshep, our last destination can be crowded during peak season. So with limited Tea Houses, it might be chances to share rooms with the others. However, rest assured that we will try our best to provide our clients with the best option. 

No, you will not have a heating system in your room. However, the fireplace is available in the common dining area.

Yes, you need to have good Insurance for trekking. You can buy in your own Country. Please make sure your Insurance Covers Emergency Evacuation and Hospital. A credit card or sufficient cash (approximately USD 3000 - 5000) is required for any emergency evacuation by the Helicopter should the insurance company fails to arrange the Helicopter.

Yes, we encourage you to bring your own medicine from home like the ones we provide might be different which might not be suitable for you.

General headaches and coughs are very common in the mountain. But if you feel very sick then you have to stop to ascend and proceed to make your way down to lower altitude. The representative of Scenic Nepal Treks will be kept in touch with your guide for the entire trip. 

Yes, it is important to have acclimatizaon day during the trek. This is to allow your body to adapt to the rising altitude. 2 Days is sufficient for a 12 Days Everest Base Camp trek.

No laundry service during the trek. You may do your laundry at Kathmandu after the trek.

You can refill your water at the Lodge or restaurant. It is very safe to drink. Optionally you can also have tap water with purification tablets.  Refilling water will cost you about US$ 2 to US$ 5.

Tipping is not compulsory, but they do expect it from you.  You can give them whatever amount that you feel comfortable with the quality of services they had provided throughout the trek. They sure will be enlightened with the token of appreciation from you.

You will have western-style sharing toilets at 80 % of the places. You will have a private twin sharing Room which you will be using with your/Group partner. Please expect a very basic Room with 2 beds.

Yes! You can have western meals during the trek. Scenic Nepal Treks will provide you 3 meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and you can choose by menu. All the Tea house/Lodge offers you Western, Indian, and Nepalese Dishes. However Nepalese Dalbaht ( Rice & Curry) is the best. 

If you have limited time, the EBC trek can be shortened to 10 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. However, if you would like to take a helicopter down which can make your trip within 9 days from Kathmandu. It is highly recommended to have 14 Days Everest Base Camp trip if you are able to make it.

Everest Base Camp is located at 5,360 meters. However, for those who wish to set their foot on Kalapthhar, you will be reaching 5,500 meters and that will be the highest point for you with the best view of Mount Everest. Please do take note that you will not be able to see Mt Everest from Everest Base Camp.

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