Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour FAQ in Nepal

What type of shape do I need to be in? Is this trip for me?

Everest Helicopter Tour is suitable for any kind of person; no previous experience is required.  

Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport?

Yes, our company representative will be there to greet you. He will be displaying your name outside the airport terminal. You will be transferred to your hotel by our private vehicle. 

What sort of accommodation can you expect in Kathmandu?

We usually provide 5-star hotels for a helicopter tour. 

Where can I exchange my money?

You can exchange money at Travel Company, Banks, Hotels and licensed holder money changers. 

Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?

Yes, In Kathmandu city, there are facilities of ATM. 

What is the best season for this trip?

The best season for the Everest helicopter tour is usually March-April and October-November, but this tour can be done in February, June, April, May, and December as well. 

What is the weather & temperature like on tour?

The weather in the mountains is tough to predict. At night it is generally cold and the days are usually warm. The temperature could be as high as 20 degrees Celsius to -15 degrees Celsius low. 

What mode of transportation do you use?

Depending on the nature of travel, we provide different vehicle services. We offer tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours, and airport pickups-drops. 

Do I need to tip my guide and driver?

Tipping is not compulsory, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and driver. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide.

I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?

Yes, there are plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip.

How high does helicopter go during mount Everest base camp helicopter flight tour?

Everest helicopter flight starting from 2,800 meters towards 4,200 meters and land at  5450 meters and with lightweight can fly higher in some areas 7000 meters if there is no wind.

Can you take a helicopter to the top of Mount Everest?

This airbus Eurocopter B3 model helicopter had test flight nad landed on the top of Mount Everest. Commercial flight land at Kalapather viewpoint of Everest base camp not at the summit of Mount Everest, after acquiring special permission. It also depends on the weather and as well as best stopping areas, where sometimes it could be hard for landing while windy and cloudy might bother the landing area.

But we will try our best to fulfill your promise and dreams from our side.

How many hours can a helicopter stay at the base camp of Everest?

Helicopter land at Everest base camp for 5 minutes only. Depending upon the weather pattern and busyness and activeness at base camp, during high season for climbing, base camp will be full of tents with different groups.

Do we have enough time at Everest base camp?

Only for a short while just to be there and to catch the views of a minimum of 10 to 20 minutes, which is quite enough time for you to enjoy the beautiful sight and scenery of rugged mountains and glaciers. Due to the high altitude threat, a longer time is not recommended. But at the hotel View, we stay for one hour.

Who leads the trip, and are they well trained and experienced?

No doubt about it, all our guides and pilots are expert and professional in this line of the job with more than decades of experience leading worldwide customers showing the wonders of Himalaya with full knowledge in flora-fauna, local culture, and history with the traditional life of the villagers including Eco-tourism and responsible tourism caring, preserving and respecting local customs and saving the pristine environment from destruction.

All our pilots and field staff well trained with medical knowledge and can help you when an emergency arises with proper care and assurance and will treat you with medical know-how if its serious they are well equipped to call for Nepal helicopter services for emergency evacuation.

How are the meals in Tea-house and Lodge in the Everest region?

The meals that we serve on route lodge will be hygienic as our cook and kitchen are well versed in hygiene and ecotourism in lodges we have cooked to supervise and to maintain the food quality as well.
If time is a problem on a Helicopter flight to stop in a local lodge, we do carry packed lunch also to save time during helicopter Flight to Everest Base Camp.

Is drinking water available?

On every trips whether on the trek or in Helicopter flight in Nepal, we serve you with boiled and cooled drinking water, which is safe, where purify tablets and process does not work 100 % in Himalayan hard water, due to high mineral contains like manganese-bi-carbonate and iron.

People can buy bottled water (but it is an expense and as well not good for Eco-tourism wise as it creates rubbish with the plastic bottles).

Do you offer Money Worth and Best Value Trips without Any Hidden / Extra Cost?

Every company has its policy dealing with wide-world customers regarding price cost of the trip, with more people in the group is much better for the company and as well for interested members as the trip cost will be much better depending upon the size of the group.

3-4 persons are much better for each individual and to the company to lower the price of the helicopter Flight and expenses that occurred during the day on refreshment and lunch.

Yes, we do offer you money worth of the best services in all our holiday programs with no hidden cost.

How can I book and secure my seat on this helicopter flight to Everest base camp?

At first sending the advance trip payment to our company in our Bank account provided where you must fill forms with detail of your passport with expire dates, most important the trip of your choice, and then sending a transfer minimum of 50 % advance trip payment. It is non-refundable to secure your booking well in advance.

On receiving your details of the following document like a passport with scanned or photocopy, along with booking forms, then we will send you a full confirmation letter with a deposit as well as a receipt of advance trip payment.

You can contact us for direct transfer to deposit in our bank account, and as well with Credit Card payment, we do accept Visa / Master Card or any other safe and widely used Credit Card with an extra 04 % surcharge as levy charge. We also accept PayPal and online payment as well.

I am a solo traveler, may I/we join a group for mount Everest helicopter tour? Or helicopter day tour of Everest (stopping at the base camp)?

Yes, we have formed a sharing group so all solo or couple travelers can contact us and join our existing group. Allow flexible dates and let us know your preferred date too. Sharing flight helps to reduce the cost of a helicopter flight to Mount Everest base camp.

Can you take a helicopter to Everest base camp? Or a helicopter day trip to Everest from Kathmandu?

Yes, we can fly helicopter and land at the Mount Everest base camp when needed.

Can I/we Fly to Everest base camp by helicopter in the morning and take our international flight after 1 PM?

Yes, we will be back in Kathmandu by noon, so After 2 PM flights work perfectly.  EBC helicopter flight finishes by noon.

How far is the Kathmandu International and Domestic Airport?

It is only 7 minutes walking distance or 2 minutes drive.

How much does it cost to Fly to the Mount Everest base camp by helicopter?

We have sharing flight options for those who wish to share the cost, or we have a private chartered flight at a reasonable price. Please contact our team for this flight.

Can we pick up from Everest Base camp to Lukla by helicopter? Or from Gorekshep?

Yes, we pick you from EBC – Everest Base camp or Gorakshep Kalapather or Lobuche or any other places like the Gokyo lake area and drop to Lukla as you wish or even to Kathmandu.

Do you arrange a rescue service by co-coordinating with our insurance company?

Yes, we can communicate to your Insurance company and arrange rescue/air ambulance service/helicopter charter form the Everest base camp region.

Do you carry oxygen tanks in case of emergency in EBC Helicopter flight?

Yes, we always have an oxygen cylinder for an emergency.

Is there any helicopter ride to Everest base camp and summit, of land on the ground of the peak? And stay at the top?

Our Everest base camp Helicopter ride is landing at the highest point of  EBC called  Kalapather. We fly over at the Khumbu icefall the biggest glacier in the region. There is no helicopter going to the top of Everest for commercial reasons. For rescue purposes, we can fly most of Mount Everest.

Can we / I charter a private helicopter tour to the base camp of Mount Everest?

Yes, we provide a charter chopper service to the Mount Everest base camp. Our price for private helicopter cost is very reasonable and fair. We guarantee the best value and service with our experienced pilots and guides.

If you share the helicopter it cost cheaper based on 5-6 pax sharing persons. If you want to charter a private Helicopter, it required a little bit higher.

Does weather affect the helicopter flight to Mount Everest Base camp?

Weather in Mount Everest is hard to predict; we call local people and get a live update. During monsoon, it might affect, but usually, the early morning flights are beautiful.

Can anyone trek to Everest base camp and return by helicopter either from Kalapathar or base camp or Gorekshep or Lobuche or Pheriche?

Yes, trek slowly to Mount Everest base camp and call us for a helicopter pick up service, no need to walk back the same way down.

Is it possible to take a helicopter flight from Lukla or Namche to Everest base camp or vice versa?

Yes, we have all the options of these flights on our scheduled flight dates and Need to confirm one day before the trip.

We pick you up by helicopter after you complete Everest base camp trek – this is also called Everest base camp helicopter trek

What happens if there is terrible wind?

If bad wind- safety first so can’t land at Kalapather Everest base camp if the wind is worse. Thank you for your understanding and c0-operation.

How much does it cost by helicopter to Mount Everest base camp?

Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour cost with landing flight is USD 999 per person, extra cost USD 30 each for Everest National park, Breakfast at hotel Everest view cost USD 32 per person

How far is the trek to Everest Base Camp?

It is 90 miles round trip from Lukla to Mount Everest base camp, 45 miles each way. 10 to 12 days for trekking. And allow a couple of days acclimatization. Do not trek continuously. If you have less time and looking for a day adventure to Bas camp, then book a Helicopter in private or shared with an existing group.

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