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Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour Facts

Package: Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour
Duration 4 hours
Price USD 830 per person
Transportation Helicopter
Group Size 1
Difficulty Easy
Max Elevation 5,545m Kalapattar, EBC 5364m
Accommodation NO
Meal Breakfast in Everest View hotel Syanboche
Trip Start / Ends Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Contact Detail (Viber/Whatsapp) +9779843724104
Trip Note: Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.
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Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing flight is the most exciting and thrilling lifetime experience in Nepal, with the closest view of Mount Everest in a day from Kathmandu.Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp which is the fantastic experience of a lifetime

You overlook perspectives of a fantastic block of ice and glaciers with the infamous Khumbu Ice Falls in a mere space between giant peaks.

Here is the very best method for travellers who have fantasies to achieve Mt. Everest's closest picking helicopter Flight choices to property at Everest Base Camp in a brief period.

Although a costly and luxury excursion appreciates the experience with fantastic views which holds you with magnificent memories for quite a while, after undergoing every moment of beautiful moments with this Everest base camp helicopter excursion, enjoying excellent views of the Himalayan mountain range from beginning to a finish during our breathtaking scenery trip to Everest Camp.

Our helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp can accommodate 2pax, three pax, four pax, and around five individuals with complete window chairs (over 4200 meters), letting you enjoy marvellous views and scenery from the start to the ending landing at Kathmandu airport.

With this particular helicopter flight, enjoy magnificent views of stunning landscapes and lush valley-green rolling hills dotted with plantation villages in the background of the rocky Himalayan Mountains.

Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour leads you over Kathmandu valley because it swirls about to property at Lukla airstrip for a brief moment, where you can observe the very first glance of Sherpa culture and traditional way of life complete with Buddhism faith.

Our specialist pilot is becoming ready after refreshment at Lukla, heading towards Everest Base Camp over Sherpa traditional farm villages with renowned Namche Bazaar with potential stops to discover the surrounding viewpoints then flying high towards Khumbu valley into the property in Everest Base Camp in the peak of over 5,404 m.

Here grab views of Nuptse-Lhotse-Lola peaks with Mt. Pumori, Khumbu Ice Falls, and glaciers, following a grand and mesmerizing minute return to Kathmandu with a short (optional) cease at Thyangboche to go to its intriguing monastery.

  • The weight of*five pax is excellent (480kg pounds ) for Mount Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour.
  • * if we've got 4-5 pax, we must run two shuttles flights out of Pheriche or Everest view hotel by dividing body fat 240kg normally.

Everest base camp helicopter flight with landing is the most exciting and exciting life flight adventure in Nepal together with the front face of Mount Everest and another Himalayas out of Kalapatthar top with all the excellent price guaranteed provides you with unique opportunity to enjoy it.

Everest base camp helicopter tour is available from several companies in the region. Most of them provide mountaineering tours and also offer emergency rescue services. The companies have well-trained pilots and provide safety and security equipment. The flight is an excellent way to get a bird's eye view of the base camp. If you don't have the budget to climb the mountain, you can hire helicopter services to fly you up the hill.

The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is the best way to experience the summit. The helicopter flight will take you over the verdant hills dotted with small villages. You will also fly over glacier lakes and colourful prayer flags. The 7,000-meter mountain will be your next stop on this adventure. You will be transported to the base of Everest by a highly efficient pilot who will check your requirements and fly you safely to your destination.

If you've never taken a helicopter tour, you're in luck. The Everest base camp helicopter tour operates all year round. The different seasons bring different appeals. Winters are clear and snowy. Autumn and spring are vibrant and scenic. You will get to see the local wildlife and greenery. Aside from the incredible views of the mountain and its surroundings, the Everest base camp helicopter tour is also very affordable.

Once you've reached Lukla, you can embark on the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. The tour will begin with a scenic flight over farm villages and terraces. Once you're on board, you'll be greeted by the beautiful views of the mountain. The tour takes about 30 to 35 minutes, but it is worth every minute. The entire journey will end with a brief landing at Kala Patthar, where you can relax and enjoy the breathtaking sights.

Before embarking on the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, you should consider the weather conditions. The weather during the high season is cold, making it challenging to fly. A helicopter must have an excellent engine to function at high altitudes. A windy flight can cause problems with the equipment. During winters, you should be prepared for rainy weather. After all, your adventure is in the mountains. The weather on Everest is unpredictable, and the snow can make your trip less enjoyable.

The weather conditions in Nepal are unpredictable, and often snow may fall. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is not recommended during this period. If you're planning to travel to the summit on foot, you'll have to wear hiking boots, as well as a hat. Even if the weather is excellent in the rest of Nepal, the weather can significantly hinder the summit. There are many things to consider when booking an Everest base camp helicopter tour, including the type of equipment, the time of day, and the safety of your party.

An Everest base camp helicopter tour can be taken in any season. In autumn, temperatures are moderate, and snowfall is rare. The time will last between three and five hours. It will include a continental or an American breakfast. The crew of the helicopters is trained and experienced. During the trip, you'll be surrounded by stunning scenery. And the best part is that you won't even have to worry about rain on your journey.

There are many advantages of an Everest Base Camp Heli Tour. The flight is a great way to see the mountain from a new perspective. Aside from being highly safe and incredibly scenic, it also helps travellers experience the altitude. A helicopter can take up to three passengers at a time, so you must make sure that you have enough people with you to share the flight. A maximum of three people can be carried on one helicopter.

A helicopter flight to Everest base camp can be ideal to see the mountain from the air. These tours are safe and can be done almost any time of year. They are operated by professional pilots who have a strong knowledge of the region and its surroundings. They also have access to Sherpa villages located in the area. Aside from these benefits, an Everest basecamp helicopter tour will be the most exciting adventure of your life.

Alternative options: We fly Kathmandu to Lukla by plane and do Everest base camp helicopter excursion with a landing at Kalapather, have breakfast at Hotel Everest view then to Lukla, then take a plane back to Kathmandu. It's possible to stay overnight in Lukla, too, ahead of the Everest helicopter tour.

Top Helicopter Tour Packages for Everest Region

Everest Base Camp Landing Helicopter Tour Package

  • Duration: 3 to 4 hrs 
  • Cost: USD 4500 (5 pax)/ USD 1000 for 1 pax (Sharing Basis)
  • Route: Kathmandu-Lukla-EBC/ Kalapathar-Lukla-Kathmandu 
  • Best Time: Jan-May and Aug-Dec 
  • Maximum Altitude: Height of Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,598 ft)

Kalapathar Landing Helicopter Tour Package

  • Duration: 3 to 4 hrs 
  • Cost: USD 4500 (5 pax)/ USD 1000 for 1 pax (Sharing Basis)
  • Route: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kalapathar-Lukla-Kathmandu 
  • Best Time: Jan-May and Aug-Dec 
  • Maximum Altitude: Height of Kalapathar (5,644 m / 18,517 ft)

Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Package

  • Duration: 4 to 5 Hours 
  • Cost: USD 5000 (5 pax)/ USD 1200 for 1 pax (Sharing Basis)
  • Route: Kathmandu-Lukla-Gokyo-Everest Base Camp-Lukla-Kathmandu 
  • Best Time: Jan-May and Aug-Dec 
  • Maximum Altitude: Height of Gokyo (4,700 – 5,000 m/15,400 – 16,400 ft) / Height of Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,598 ft)

Everest Helicopter Tour Highlights

  • Aerial views of Khumbu Valley and the entire Everest Region
  • Breathtaking perspectives on the Himalayas of the Everest locales like Pumori, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Tawache, Lobuche, Lhotse, Mt. Everest, and a lot more colossal mountains.
  • The 360-degree view of Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu glacier
  • Landing at the Lukla airport
  • Astonishing views of gorgeous peaks including Mt Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt, Nuptse, Mt Amadablam, Makalu, Gauri Shankar, and many others
  • Landing at the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar
  • Enjoying delicious breakfasts at Everest View Hotel with splendid views of the snow-covered peaks
  • Interacting with the legendary Himalayan Sherpas and knowing their culture and traditions
  • Mesmerizing bird's eye views of Gokyo Valley and the Gokyo Lakes

Everest base camp helicopter Sightseeing tour is one of the most popular Helicopter tours in the Nepal Himalayas. Our flight takes off at 7 am from Kathmandu airport. The helicopter takes you over the Himalayas, giving you an incredible feeling of being close to the mountains. You will be stopping at Lukla to refuel on the way up and continue your space journey enjoying the views of the highest mountain on earth. You will land in Pheriche to get an Oxygen cylinder before flying to Kalapather and Everest Base Camp. While sailing, you will see Mt. Everest in the closest point, spectacular mountains like Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, Gaurishanker, Number, and many other places like Gokyo Lake, Chukung valley. On the way back, you will be stopping at Everest View Hotel (the highest located star hotel) for a cup of tea or breakfast/ lunch.

The total flight hour will be about three hours. You will be given extra time for breakfast, photography, viewing mountains, etc. 

Everest Helicopter Tour Cost with Landing

No of Pax Cost Per Person Extra Shuttle(if Needed)
1 or 2 $1200 $500
3 $1050 $500
4 $1020 $500
5 $990 $500

How much is a helicopter tour to Mt. Everest?

Helicopter tours to Mt.Everest vary according to the destinations you like to visit in the Everest region; there are various destinations in Everest that you may want to explore, including Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar, Gokyo, and many more. These are the elite destinations that have been quite popular among domestic and international tourists. Some of the popular Helicopter tours in Everest regions with cost are mentioned below:

Name of Helicopter Tour

Total Costs

Route

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Champagne 

$3500-$4000

Kathmandu-Lukla-EBC-Kalapatthar-Lukla-Kathmandu

Everest for Breakfast

$3800-$4200

Kathmandu-Lukla-EBC-Kalapathher-Lukla-Kathmandu

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour From Lukla

$1200-$1500

Lukla-EBC-Lukla

Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

$4200-$4600

Kathmandu-Lukla-Gokyo-EBC-Kalapathher-Lukla-Kathmandu

Everest Stopover at Kalapattar Helicopter Tour

$3500-$4000

Kathmandu-Lukla-Kalapatthar-Lukla-Kathmandu

Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour Itinerary from Kathmandu

Phase 1:Kathmandu - Lukla (fueling) 

  1. Flight Time: 45 Minutes
  2. Ground time: 5 Minutes 

Phase 2: Lukla- Everest base camp ( Kalapatthar ) 

  1. Flight time 25 Minutes 
  2. Ground Time: 7-10 Minutes

Phase 3: Everest base camp ( Kalapatthar ) - Syangboche 

  1. Flight Time: 15 Minutes:
  2. Ground Time: 30 Minutes

Phase 4: Syangboche - Lukla - Kathmandu 

  1. Flight Time: 1 hrs 10 minutes

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Route

Kathmandu - Bhaktapur - Nagarkot - Dhulikhel - Ramechap - Jiri - Phaplu - Lukla - Chauri Kharka - Majo - Namche Bazar -  Syangboche - Everest view hotel / Khumjing - Tengboche monastery - Pangboche monastery - Pheriche village - Thukla - Lobuche - Gorakshep - Mount Everest Base camp - Kalapather landing then return the same way to Everest view hotel for breakfast then to Lukla airport and finally Kathmandu

Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour Itinerary

Time Activity
5:30 - 6:00 Pick up from your hotel or place
6:00 - 6:30 Check-in at the domestic airport of Kathmandu.
6:30 - 7:15 Flight starts to Lukla and Kalapatther
7:15 - 7:30 Refueling
7:30 - 7:50 Lukla to Pheriche
7:50 - 8:10 Landing in Kalapatthar into two different flights
8:10 - 8:30 Kalapatthar to Everest View Hotel 
8:30 - 9:15 Breakfast / Lunch at Everest View Hotel 
9:15 - 9:30 Fly to Lukla and Refueling in Lukla
9:50 - 12:10  fly to Kathmandu and Drive from Airport to Hotel

Transfer to Kathmandu Airport from your Hotel in Thamel

We will pick you from your hotel. We will then escort you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. At the airport, you will board on the helicopter to the Everest base camp.

Kathmandu to Lukla Airport

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport is short and scenic. You will see the aerial views of the Kathmandu valley and the UNESCO world heritage sites. Flying over the diverse landscapes and beautiful valleys.

You will reach Lukla airport after a 40 to 45 minutes helicopter ride. The helicopter will land at the Lukla airport for fueling. You can explore the gateway to the Everest region. Interact with the Himalayan Sherpas.

Lukla to Kala Patthar and EBC

From Lukla, the helicopter will fly towards the base camp of Everest or Kalapathar. This part of the tour is the most splendid one. You will reach very close to the astonishing Himalayas. This 10-15 minutes flight takes you to Kalapathar.

Landing at Kalapathar is a dream come true. From this vantage point, you could see gigantic Everest massif, Khumbu icefall, and glacier. You would love to gather this memory with few best clicks.

After 10 to 15 minutes at Kala Patthar, you will get into the helicopter. Staying for long at such an altitude at Kala Patthar is risky. You might get altitude sickness.

Kala Patthar to Everest View Hotel

From Kala Patthar, the helicopter heads toward the Everest View Hotel. This hotel is the hotel situated at the highest altitude in the world. With breakfast, you can enjoy the astounding panorama of Everest and its neighboring peaks from the hotel.

After around 30 to 45 minutes at the hotel, you fly back to Kathmandu you bid farewell to the magnificent Everest region and the inspiring Himalayas. With beautiful memory, you will fly and reach Kathmandu in 1.5 hrs time.

Pick Up from Airport to Hotel

From the airport, we will escort you to your hotel. We hope you have a great time with us.

Trip Includes/Exclude

Everest base camp helicopter Tour FAQ

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 companies, 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 the 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 a 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.

Everest Base camp Helicopter tour packing list

  • Windproof down jacket
  • UV protection sunglasses
  • A water bottle
  • Lip balm and moisturizer
  • Silk/Nylon scarf
  • Toiletries
  • Full sleeve shirts
  • Warm pair of trousers
  • Camera essentials

Note: The above gears will suffice since over carrying might increase the weight. We encourage carrying only obligatory articles of clothing.  

Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour video

Important Notice

  1. If the weight of an individual exceeds 100 kgs. Then he/she needs to purchase two seats.
  2. The company takes the right to cancel the flight in case of an emergency or weather.
  3. If there will be no flight due to the weather, everyone gets full refunds.
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