Everest Short Trek with Helicopter Return

5 Days

Everest Short Trek with Helicopter Return is a dream adventure for many outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Nestled in the heart of the majestic Himalayas, the trek offers breathtaking views, challenging trails, and an opportunity to witness the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, up close. While the traditional Everest Base Camp trek takes around 12 to 14 days to complete, there is also an option for a shorter trek that includes a helicopter return, allowing trekkers to experience the wonders of the Everest region more time-efficiently.

Base camp Trek With Helicopter Return

The Everest Short Trek with Helicopter Return is an excellent choice for those with limited time but still wanting to experience the grandeur of the Everest region. The best Everest base camp trek with helicopter return takes around five days, providing trekkers with a condensed yet unforgettable adventure. The best Everest base camp trek with a helicopter return starts with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small town in the Everest region serving as the trek’s gateway.

From Lukla, trekkers embark on a journey through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush rhododendron forests, and rugged mountain terrain. The trail gradually ascends, allowing trekkers to acclimatize to the altitude and take in the breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks. The highlight of the trek is reaching Everest Base Camp, where climbers begin their arduous journey to conquer the mighty Everest. Standing at the base camp, surrounded by towering peaks, is an awe-inspiring experience that words cannot fully describe.

After spending some time at Everest Base Camp, trekkers board a helicopter for a thrilling return journey. The helicopter flight provides a unique perspective of the Everest region, allowing trekkers to admire the dramatic landscapes from above. As the helicopter soars through the Himalayan skies, it offers panoramic views of the rugged mountains, deep valleys, and vast glaciers, providing a truly unforgettable experience.

One of the common concerns for trekkers is the cost of the Everest Base Camp trek. The cost can vary depending on various factors such as the duration of the trek, the services included, and the time of the year. However, on average, the Everest Short Trek with Helicopter Return costs $2,200 to $3000 USD per person. This cost typically includes accommodations, meals, permits, domestic flights, helicopter rides, and the services of an experienced guide.

How crowded is Everest base camp trek?

Regarding crowd levels, the Everest Base Camp trek can be quite popular, especially during the peak trekking seasons of spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). However, the shorter duration of the Everest Short Trek with Helicopter Return helps somewhat mitigate the crowds. By opting for this trek, trekkers can experience the region’s beauty while avoiding the larger crowds that usually gather at Everest Base Camp during the longer treks. It provides a more intimate and personal experience, allowing trekkers to soak in the tranquility and serenity of the Himalayas.

Everest base camp helicopter

The Everest Short Trek with Helicopter Return or {heli trek}  is a fantastic option for those seeking an adventure of a lifetime in a limited timeframe. It combines the thrill of trekking in the Everest region with the convenience of a helicopter return, ensuring that trekkers make the most of their time while immersing themselves in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas. Whether you are an experienced trekker or a novice adventurer, this trek offers an unforgettable journey that will leave you with lifelong memories. So lace up your boots, pack your bags, and embark on a remarkable adventure to the Everest Base Camp, where dreams become a reality. 


We start our journey to the Everest region by taking a 40-minute scenic flight to Lukla. After landing in Lukla, you will take a short hike to Phakding while passing Chaurikharka Village.

Phakding is the starting point for Everest treks; at the Phakding market, you can find everything required. It also has modern restaurants and cafes that are Wi-Fi-linked. Phakding also houses many monasteries - including Rimishung Monastery, which we will not miss visiting.

We start the hike early in the morning along the northern banks of the Dudh Koshi River and take it slow to reach our destination, Namche Bazaar. As you trek ahead, you will cross several prayer flags ornamented suspension bridges - including Hillary Bridge - that will make your trek exciting. Eventually, you will reach Monjo village and then Sagarmatha National Park.

We will register our permit at the Sagarmatha National Park and climb up the forest from where you will enjoy the first glimpses of Mt. Everest. Through the woods and stone-paved way, we finally reach Namche Bazar. Namche Bazaar is one of the most happening places in the Everest region. The lively atmosphere and the heartwarming hospitality of the Sherpas will make your stay very pleasant.

We stayed at Namche Bazar for another day to acclimatize to the altitude. However, we will not be staying idle. We will explore Namche Bazaar as we immerse ourselves in its beauty. You can hike to Sagarmatha National Park, Khumjung (3,790m), or Khunde. We will also visit Hillary School and old monasteries on the way to Khumjung.

Namche, without a doubt, offers a lot of hidden wonders. A must-not-miss place is the Syangboche Airport (3,780m), one of the highest airports in the world. If you want to get excellent views of Everest, you can hike to the Everest View Hotel. We concluded our day enjoying the exquisiteness of Namche Bazaar and eating the delicious, authentic Sherpa cuisine.

We follow the narrow and sparsely paved trails from Namche Bazaar as we head on to our destination for the day, Tengboche. We walk through thinning trees, over suspension bridges, and climb steps to reach Tengboche, which is famous for the Tengboche Monastery, with Ama Dablam (6812m), Nuptse (7861m), and Everest (8848m) as its backdrop.

We start the day as early as possible to savour the beauty of sun rays kissing Mount Everest. We board a helicopter and fly from Tengboche over Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Glacier to Kala Patthar (5,555m) - the highest altitude point of our trip. We will fly very near to the Everest Base Camp, providing you enough time to appreciate Everest Base Camp.

Mount Everest (8,848m) hides behind Mount Lhotse (8,516m), so we reach Kalapatthar to witness the mighty Everest and other alluring Himalayan peaks.

We spend 5 to 10 minutes at Kala Patthar amidst the serenity of the world's highest mountains while enjoying the incredible scenery. After savouring the views to the heart's content, we fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter.


What Is Included ?

  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car
  • Two nights at a hotel in Kathmandu bed and Breakfast plan
  • Meals on the entire board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the whole trekking
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu By Flight
  • Trekking map
  • An experienced Government license holder guide
  • Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking
  • Insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • All government taxes and tourist service charges

What Is Excluded?

  • Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking
  • Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
  • Drinks (hot, cold, and alcoholic)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc
  • Personal trekking equipment
How long does the Everest Short Trek with Helicopter Return take?

The trek typically takes around 5-7 days, depending on the itinerary and the pace of the group. The trek begins and ends with a helicopter flight, which saves time and eliminates the need for a long and challenging return hike.

What is the difficulty level of the trek?

The trek is considered moderate to challenging, as it involves some steep climbs and descents on rocky terrain. However, the use of a helicopter eliminates the need for a long and arduous return hike, making it less strenuous than a traditional trek.

What is the best time to do the trek?

The best time to do the trek is from September to November and from March to May, as the weather is generally clear and the views are spectacular.

What equipment do I need for the trek?

You will need proper hiking boots, a warm jacket, layers of clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, a sleeping bag and a sleeping pad, a daypack, and a headlamp. You should also pack a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a water bottle.

How do I book the trek?

You can book the trek through a local trekking agency or tour operator. They will take care of all the necessary arrangements, including permits, transportation, accommodation, and guides.

What is the cost of the trek?

The cost of the trek can vary depending on the length of the itinerary and the services included. Generally, the cost ranges from $2,000 to $4,000 per person.

Will I be able to see Mount Everest on the trek?

Yes, you will have the opportunity to see Mount Everest and other beautiful peaks, such as Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. The trek takes you to the base of Mount Everest and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

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Everest Short Trek with Helicopter Return
7% Off
From $2150 $1990
/ Adult
  • Hotel / Lodge
  • Autumn / spring
  • BLD
  • Flight / Heli
  • 5555m
  • 2 - 8

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