Asiana Treks

ABC Trek return by Helicopter

Best Price
12 days
Tourist Bus/ private van/ Plane
Best Season
february to Jun and September to November
3* hotel Kathmandu- Pokhara and guesthouse in Trekking.
B/L/D in trekking/B/B in other placess
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Pokhara-Nayapul- Ulleri-Ghorepani Poon Hil- Chhomrong- Himalaya- Deurali- machhapuchhre Basecamp- Annapurna Base camp return to Kathmandu




The Everest Base Camp trek return by Helicopter. This iconic journey combines the thrill of trekking near the base of the world's highest peak with the convenience of a return journey by helicopter. This trek offers a perfect blend of well-maintained trails, stunning landscapes, and the rich cultural tapestry of the Everest region.

Spanning nine days of Everest Basecamp chopper, the trek begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, providing a breathtaking start to the journey. The trail follows along the Dudh Koshi River, weaving through the enchanting trails of Sagarmatha National Park towards Namche Bazaar, a valuable trading hub renowned for its acclimatisation significance.

As the trek progresses, participants navigate through lush forests, terraced farmlands, and undulating hills, accompanied by majestic mountain views. Acclimatisation stops in critical locations like Namche Bazaar and Tengboche ensure a safe ascent to higher altitudes.

The trek unfolds panoramic vistas of iconic peaks such as Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, Lobuche, and the mighty Mt. Everest. Visiting the revered Tengboche Monastery adds a cultural dimension to the journey, providing insight into the Sherpa way of life.

Reaching Gorak Shep, the trail skirts the edges of the Khumbu Glacier, leading to the Everest Base Camp. This surreal destination offers a close-up view of the world's deepest glacier and a unique perspective on the surrounding Himalayan giants.

The return journey is fallow. Alice Everest base camp takes an exhilarating turn with a helicopter ride from Gorak Shep back to Kathmandu, providing a swift and scenic conclusion to the trek. The helicopter journey offers a unique aerial perspective of the Himalayas and adds a touch of luxury and convenience to the overall experience.

For those seeking an adventure that seamlessly combines the thrill of trekking with the luxury of a helicopter return, the Everest Base Camp trek by helicopter return promises an unforgettable odyssey through the heart of the Himalayas. Asiana Treks and Tours is an authentic Helcopteri tour operator with reliable Everest Helicopter tour costs.

Trip Itinerary

Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.

We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.

Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu airport to Lukla. The flight is a scenic Himalayan panoramic flight to the gorgeous mountain town of Lukla, the gateway to Everest trekking. After landing at the Lukla airport, take some time to prepare for the walk of the day. Start the trek for the day today to Phakding, a beautiful town on the bank on Dudhkoshi River. Approximately four hours of gentle walking on the Everest trail takes you to Phakding to spend overnight at a tea house.

After taking breakfast at the tea house, you start the trek to astounding Sherpa town of Namche today. The walk today is mostly uphill making you cover a good distance of elevation. You will come across lots of yaks, Buddhist prayer flags, and many trekking adventurers like you and several other beautiful things. Once you arrive at Namche, you praise the charm of the town and the Himalayan view from there more. Check into a hotel and relax.

Already at the elevation of 3440 meters above sea level, you need to acclimatize with the high altitude atmosphere. Thus it is an extra day at Namche to acclimatize doing some uphill side hikes. Once you return back to Namche from the hike, you will have some time to explore the charming town of Namche as well

Leave Namche early morning after breakfast. It is beautiful walk up to Tengboche, the monastic village in the Everest base camp trekking trail. On the way to Tengboche, experience some of the spectacular views around. Once you reach Tengboche and check into guest house, go and explore the monastery, learn about Tibetan Buddhism.

Trek to Dingboche via Diboche and Pangboche. After walking for about eight hours through beautiful mountain trails in the serene Everest trekking route, you reach Dingboche to stay overnight.

You are already at the elevation of 4400 meters above sea level so you have an extra day here to acclimatize with the high altitude climate. Go for some beautiful hikes which will help you adjust your body into the thin air of the high altitude. Return back to Dingboche and stay relaxed.

Trek to Lobuche after breakfast. The trek today will take you through a mountain pass called Dugh La and then eventually to Lobuche. Once you are at Lobuche, you feel the Everest air even closer to you which is certainly invigorating.

Start the walk for the day to Gorakshep after breakfast. The walk goes along the Khumbu glacier, highest glacier in the world, and Changri glacier. Once you reach Gorakshep, check into a guest house and have your lunch before you hike to Everest Base Camp.

Start your hike early in the morning to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas. Today marks the thrilling culmination of your trek, featuring yet another spectacular viewpoint. Kalapatter promises the ultimate sunrise experience, offering panoramic views of the world's highest mountain and renowned ranges, including Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Changtse, and the majestic Mt. Everest, Pumari in the back. The sight from Kalapatthar is truly awe-inspiring. Following a fulfilling time amidst the mountains, return to Gorakshep for breakfast. Post-breakfast, your helicopter awaits to transport you back to Kathmandu. En route, a brief stop at Lukla for refueling precedes a continuation of your flight, allowing you to immerse yourself in the scenic aerial beauty of numerous Himalayan ranges until you touch down at Tribhuvan International Airport.

You will be transferred to the airport as per your flight schedule. We will pick you up from the hotel three hours prior according to your flight schedule.

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Equipment List

  • Lightweight, moisture-wicking base layers
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Waterproof and breathable pants
  • Trekking pants (convertible to shorts are convenient)
  • Quick-drying T-shirts
  • Thermal socks
  • Waterproof and insulated gloves
  • Warm hat and sun hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Comfortable, broken-in trekking boots
  • Gaiters (optional but can be useful in snow or rain)
  • Large backpack (50-70 liters) for carrying personal gear
  • Daypack (20-30 liters) for daily essentials during trekking
Sleeping Gear:
  • Sleeping bag suitable for low temperatures (rated for at least -10°C or lower)
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional for added warmth and hygiene)

Trekking Gear:
  • Trekking poles for stability
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • Refillable water bottles or a hydration system
  • Duct tape or repair kit for gear
Health and Hygiene:
  • First aid kit with basic medications (consult with a healthcare professional)
  • Personal medications and prescriptions
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Sunscreen with high SPF
  • Lip balm with UV protection
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
  • Power bank and charging cables
  • Travel adapter for electrical outlets
Climbing Gear (if attempting higher peaks):
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • Helmet
Documents and Permits:
  • Passport and necessary permits
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport-sized photos
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Trekking map and guidebook
  • Whistle
  • Multi-tool or knife
  • Cash (local currency) and credit cards
  • Lightweight and compact daypack for exploring around base camps

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