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Trip Overview of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest base camp Helicopter Tour one of the most thrilling and exciting experiences ever. It takes at least 10 -12 days to trek to Mount Everest. But It is the fastest way to reach there with a helicopter. You can visit EBC in just 3-4 hours through a Helicopter tour. You will be thrilled to fly parallel to the world’s highest mountain. The view of the Everest base camp form up in the air is stunning and mesmerizing. You can watch the fantastic mountain from 3600 with the comfort of the helicopter. Therefore The green landscapes, villages, and hills are the specialties of the Everest base camp helicopter tour.

Everest base camp helicopter tour covers beautiful overview landscapes and provides you the closest view of the mountains. Everest base camp is also a lovely place filled with Khumbu’s best natural, cultural, and Himalayan facets. Woodlands and rhododendron groves, winding along steep ridgelines, planes, and river gorges add beauty to the area. The aerial view of such stunning landscapes and mountains is incredible. Everest base camp helicopter tour ost mountains and provides you to view the hill from the closest. Furthermore, You will see mountain peaks like Kwangde, Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Amadablam along with Mount Everest. Kathmandu an ancient place for tradition. When we start taking up, we can get the ariel view of Kathmandu valley with its famous  Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, and may another small monastery on the way to Everest.

Everest base camp helicopter flight landing cost

Everest base camp helicopter tour flight cost with landing total costs are about USD 1100 for a group. If you are sharing a helicopter with five people. Although, Some of the prices include for you to pick up and drop off from and at the airport. And added the cost of the hotel as well. You can share the helicopter with a maximum of five people. We will also arrange the applicable services for the flight. Helicopter fare as per flight duration.

We offer you the lowest cost with landing at Everest view hotel and Kala Patthar. It is one of the best tours in the world. Mount Everest Helicopter tour is the best option to visit the world’s tallest peaks. Flying over with a view of the famous colorful Namche Bazaar where the busy Saturday Market takes place every week, Namche, the hub and principal Sherpa capital of the Khumbu region. Exploring the beauty of the Himalayas from a helicopter surely adds the expenses but luxury and security to your body.

Many people feel sick while traveling the roads, but if you take a helicopter tour, it will be delighting and pleasing. Watching the snow peak mountain from the sky makes you feel like you are in heaven. Nuptse-Lhotse-Lola peaks with Mt. Pumori, Khumbu Ice Falls, and glaciers, after a grand and mesmerizing moment head back to Kathmandu, are some of the stunning views after Everest in this trip. If you are in a family with children we offer you discounts on our cost.

Join our Heli tour from Kathmandu to EBC

Above the Himalayas, Team will be happy to cooperate with and organizing Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu for you and make your journey memorable.

Fairly known as Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing¸ the journey takes you from the capital city of Kathmandu that resides at an altitude of 1,400m/4,593ft, We will fly to higher than the highest point on earth so that you may enjoy surreal visions of the mountain peak through a bird’s eye view. Despite being a part of the Everest Himalayan Region, this particular trip has a lesser number of visitors as its tour is about only a single day and back. Besides, the trip can also be costlier as we need to apply for chartered helicopters. However, everything has drawbacks. Once taken, the helicopter tour can literally prove to you the finest form of the enjoyment you ever had in life.

Apart from this, we also have other Base camp Helicopter Tours that take you above some of the most popular destinations in the country. For luxury travel lovers, these plans might be even more convincing.

The main attraction is the gorgeous views of Mount Everest and other mountains. In addition to that, it is filled with breathtaking landscapes, waterfalls: rivers, and other various features. The great bio-diversity, rare flora, and fauna make this tour even more exciting.

Get the Ariel view of Worlds tallest peak

So, why watch the rare wildlife and the tallest mountains on television, when you can witness it by yourself. Furthermore, with this tour, you get to explore the most popular and sacred part of the entire world in a short period and at the most affordable cost. So, take a break from your regular life and make your life worth living by flying over of top snowy mountains. It is a complete package of natural and scenic beauty in our Everest base camp helicopter tour.

An exhilarating helicopter flight to the Everest region filled with towering snowy maintains, the world’s tallest peak Mount Everest, icy glaciers, emerald mountain lakes, isolated Buddhist monasteries, and picturesque Sherpa settlements. During the tour we will take you to the Kalapatthar also provides chances to view the giant mountain in the world including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), Mt Choyou (8,153m), Mt. Pumori (7,165m), and Nuptse (7864m), etc.

Firstly, the closest view of the world’s tallest mountain, and secondly that also from the top, this tour genuinely marvelous. Not everyone dares to reach the top. But, with this trip, you observe this stunning mountain from the top. It is not just a one time tour but a lifetime achievement. But also an unforgettable memory that you will cherish forever.

It is mainly for the people who have less time and can’t trek to but desire to see the high Himalayas. by your own eyes to have lifetime Himalayan Experiences. We will have a luxurious breakfast with panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountain.  Everest base camp Helicopter tour is the best way to see the world’s highest mountain and get a chance to feel it with your inner mind.

Tour With landing in Kala Patthar

When you reach the base of the mountain.  you will have climbed up to a height of 5364 meters. There is no vertical climbing involved. Depending on the time of year, you can go there and also get to see snow and ice on the trails. If you are going to the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour for your next trip, then it’s a good choice, but if not, then, well, you missed out on an excellent opportunity to create an unforgettable experience.

It starts with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. We will be landing in Lukla for some time. Then goes to Kala Patthar world’s best viewpoint after landing here we will go to Everest view hotel, you can have breakfast or tea/coffee there.

The dramatic views of the Himalayas

On this Everest base camp helicopter tour, you will be enjoying glorious views of dramatic landscapes, verdant valley-green rolling hills dotted with farm villages within the backdrop of tall Himalayan Mountain. this is the best easy way to visit Everest. You will see the whole of the Everest region and the area of the base camp. When you reach Everest base camp (8000m from sea level), your eyes will be so pleased to watch the frozen Khumbu’s Glacier and Icefall.

The flight from Kathmandu valley toward the Khumbu region.  Get the best view of Mout Everest with other beautiful snow Peak Mountains like Lhotse, Pumori, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu during this helicopter ride.

You can observe the first glimpse of Sherpa culture and the traditional way of life intact with Buddhism religion when the flight land and swirl around the Lukla for a moment. In Lukla, the refueling will be done to prevent any hazardous situations that might occur in the extreme vertical height. At least five people could adjust in the Everest base camp helicopter tour at a time and we make landing with 3 people with a shuttle from Everest view hotel to Kala Patthar.

Highlights of the Mount Everest helicopter tour

  • Nearest view of the snow-covered mountain against the skyline.
  • Visiting and observing the local Sherpa, their culture, and colorful clothes.
  • An aerial view of the world’s highest mountain in all directions.
  • The helicopter landing at Kala Patthar, facing toward Mount Everest.
  • Get teh best view of Mount Kwangde, Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Amadablam.
  • You are flying above the beautiful valley and the landscape.
  • The outstanding Himalayan range glacier from Khumbu.
  • Panoramic view of and Mount Everest
  • Natural Hot springs (Tatopani)
  • The viewpoint for sunset and sunrise
  • picturesque area for photographs
  • Traditional and cultural villages
  • Exotic flora and fauna
  • Rare and endangered animals


Lukla to Everest Tour by helicopter

There are many options for the Everest base camp helicopter tour. But the most preferred one is from Kathmandu with landing in Lukla. you will wait some minutes here and on the way to Everest base camp helicopter tour. you will be landing at Kala Patthar.

Lukla is situated at an altitude of 2,820 m. Lukla is also considered as a door for different trekking like Everest base camp trekking, Dudh Kosi River gorge in between Kwangde and KusumKanguru with Thamserku peaks, and Namche Bazar. You will be dipped in beautiful memories and fantastic scenery. During this trip, you will have the world’s best local tea and coffee. Flying above in the sky, seeing tall snow Peak Mountains, landscape, Sherpa village, forests, and hundreds of monasteries made our trip more delighted. Everest base camp tour by helicopter is a lifetime experience. It is the best trip for the people who are busy but adventure lovers. You can visit the journey, which usually takes 12-20 days in just a couple of hours.

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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tourism most thrilling and once in a time opportunity. Through this tour, you can get the closest view of Mount Everest. This is the shortest trek to Mount Everest. You can complete this trek within a day. This trek will take you to the famous Kala Patthar which provides you the best view of Mount Everest. Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is perfect for the people who are busy with their work and cannot manage long tours. Since this trek can be completed within a short period of time you can get a glance of Everest in no time.

This trek is also very expensive and not all of the people can afford this. Unlike other treks, to Everest, this trek does not require physical strength.  This trek can be started from Kathmandu. You can get a brilliant aerial view of the entire Khumbu valley. This trek will provide you a view excellent of Mount Everest from all four sides. Along with Mount Everest, you can get a close view of several other mountains like Kwangde, Tawche, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Amadablam. You will have the most pleasant flying experience through this trek. A helicopter tour to Mount Everest will be your best and most adventurous flight. This tour is the alternate for those people who cannot do the long treks. During this trek, you will be trekking through the Lukla airport which is the world’s most adventurous airport in Nepal.


Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Although this trek is a short trek and can be completed within a day. But you will need to land at someplace for snacks, fueling, or for watching the mountains. So, here are the stops where you will be landing during this trek

Transfer from Kathmandu to your hotel

This trek will start from Kathmandu. As you arrive in Kathmandu our team member will pick you and escort you to our hotel. You will also have a short meeting about the trek regarding the Dos and don’ts of this trek. After that, you will be having lunch with our team.


Kathmandu to Lukla airport

After having lunch you will be heading toward Lukla airport via flight from Kathmandu airport. You will Lukla within 30 – 40 minutes. You will need to land at Lukla airport for refueling. During this flight, you will get the entire view of the Kathmandu valley. Enjoying the aerial view of mountains and landscapes you will reach Lukla airport. From Lukla, you will get a vivid view of some mountains. When you land at Lukla you will get to observe the local lifestyle of the people here.

Lukla to Kala Patthar

From Lukla, you will continue your journey to Mount Everest. From here you are heading toward Kala Patthar. Enjoying the view of the landscape, forest, and Buddhist monastery you will reach Kala Patthar. It takes 25 minutes to fight to go to Kala Patthar from Lukla. After you land at Kala Patthar you will have a panoramic view of Mount Everest. Kala Patthar is the best place to watch Mount Everest. From here you can get the entire face of Mount Everest. You will spend 30 minutes here. From here you can also trek to Everest Base Camp. Remember that you cannot see Mount Everest from Everest base camp.

Kala Patthar to Everest view hotel and back to Kathmandu

After watching the gorgeous view of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar you will be flying toward Everest view hotel. It takes about 45 minutes to reach the Everest view hotel from Kala Patthar. During this trek, you can get a delightful view of Synagboche and the Tengboche monastery.  From the Everest view hotel, you can observe the mount Everest Himalayan chain. After getting a glance at Mount Everest you will be flying back to Kathmandu.


Advantage of helicopter tour to Mount Everest

Easiest and luxurious trek

Though Mount Everest trek falls on the moderate level of trekking there are some criteria that you will have to fulfill. In such conditions, a helicopter tour to Mount Everest is the best solution. Also, there may arise a different problem while trekking like frostbite, tiredness, and different health issues. A helicopter tour to Everest will minimize all the problems. You do not have to worry about anything on this trek. In addition to this, a helicopter tour to Mount Everest is the most luxurious alternate to trek to Mount Everest.

Less crowded

Helicopter tours to Everest is also a private tour to Everest. There are lots of trekkers trekking to Mount Everest every day, so the trail becomes more crowded. During peak season you might not get a place for accommodation on the trail. In such a situation, you can take a helicopter trek to Everest. Normally helicopter can carry 5 to 7 passengers at a time so, it will not much crow. If you want to visit Mount Everest with your friends, family and want to avoid crowded then this trek is perfect for you.


Provides the best view

Ground trekking will offer you only the ground view of Mount Everest but the helicopter tour will give you the opportunity of getting both the ground and aerial view of mountains. You can get a 360-degree view of the mountains. This trek will guarantee you the best view of the mountains. You can get the entire view of the Khumbu region from the air. Khumbu region looks like heaven with beautiful Namche Bazar, Sagarmatha national park, and Tengboche monastery. From Kala Patthar, you will get the entire view of the Mount Everest chain. This trek will provide you the closest view of mountains.


Saves both time and effort

You have to be physically fit for trekking to Mount Everest. You will have to do some pre-training before trekking to Mount Everest. But helicopter tours will save your effort. This trek also saves time. Normally Everest base camp trek will take more than 15 days but if you choose a helicopter trek then you can complete the entire trek within a day. You can complete this trek without any hard effort.


few things into considering helicopter tour to Everest

  • flight delay and cancelations

Despite being the easiest alternative to trek to Mount Everest, helicopter tours are some time delay and cancel also due to bad weather. if the weather is very bad we need to wait for the next day to take a flight for the Everest base camp. At the time of any emergency, there might not be a big place to land a helicopter immediately.

  • It is a little expensive compare to trekking

As we all know helicopter tour is the most luxurious tour for trekking to Mount Everest. Along with luxury, the expense of this trek is very high. Most people cannot afford a helicopter trek. There are different packages of helicopter tours to Everest. Helicopter tours to Everest are also known as a private tour to Everest as only 5 – 7 people can trek at a time. You cannot observe the local lifestyle and culture of people living there through this trek. This trek will provide you the outer beauty of the mountains and the Khumbu region.


  • Altitude sickness

We also need to think and plan according to for altitude sickness if you are in the trek as this trek is all about observing and seeing mountains from the sky. Altitude sickness is a very common problem among trekkers. You cannot do this trek if you have altitude sickness. Due to cold weather and high altitude, there might not be sufficient oxygen so many people might have a problem breathing. Normally headaches, vomiting, difficulty sleeping are the common symptom of altitude sickness.


  • Frequent change in weather

The weather condition of a mountainous place like Everest base camp is never predictable. There might be a frequent change in weather which will be the biggest problem in helicopter trek. Clear visibility is the most important thing during this tour so, if the view of the mountains is not clear then you cannot enjoy the trek. Frequent change in weather might delay or cancel your trek. You have to be patient and very careful during this trek.


Best season for Everest base camp helicopter tour

The best season for helicopter tours to Everest base camp is spring (March, April, and May) and during June, July and August. This month will provide you the best view of mountains without any kind of disturbance.  Spring is the best time for trekking any places around the world. During this time of the year, the weather becomes stable and pleasant. There are lesser clouds in the sky during this period of time so you will get a clear view of the mountains. Precipitation during this month is also very less so there is very little chance of flight cancellation.

You can observe the stunning mountains on the top of the green landscape.  The forests are filled with rhododendron and other flowers. Temperature also ranges from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius during day time. There will not be any obstruction or any kind of disturbance during the season.  Since this is the best time for trekking and you might not get the dates for the helicopter tour so you will have to book your trek early. Monsoon season is the least preferred season for helicopter tours because of the frequent rainfall. Another season that is not performed for helicopter tours is winter season doing this season fog is everywhere around the sky which brings problem invisibility.

Tips for a helicopter tour to Everest base camp

  • Under any condition do not pressurize the pilot. Many people tend to force pilots for landing and flying according to their convenience.
  • As you will be trekking on the helicopter so you will need to carry windproof jackets and other windproof gears during the trek
  • Wear warm clothes with high SPF sunscreen, moisturizers, and lip balm to prevent sunburns.
  • This is a risky tour, sudden unwanted problems might come on the way so, you must have insurance for this trek.
  • Always respect the pilot, you will have to follow his/her instruction during the trek. do not walk everywhere or change your seats unless your pilot tells you to do so
  • For the best view of the mountains and landscape always choose the window seat.
  • There might be flight cancellations due to various reasons so be prepared for that.
  • Plan your tour and have the proper information about the tour.



Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - Trip Info

Tour Duration: 3-4hours

Group Size: 4- 5 persons in the group

Tour Cost: Contact Us

Best time for the tour: February to May and September to December are the best months.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does this flight lands at Everest base camp?

The flight is mainly land at Kala Patthar, it is quite hard to land in base cam so we see the view from the flight.  as mention above the flight will stop at various places. Firstly it lands at Lukla airport for refueling, then it lands at Kala Patthar from where you will get the panoramic view of Mount Everest, and from there the flight lands at Everest base camp. Sometimes there might be difficulty in landing the flight at Everest base camp because of a landslide.

What if I don’t get enough oxygen?

It is completely normal that some time due to extreme cold weather and high altitude people do not get enough oxygen on the tour. But you should not panic because there will be an adequate amount of oxygen on the helicopter.  In the time of need, the pilot will maintain the oxygen at a high elevation. Along with oxygen mediation kits are also available on a helicopter for emergencies.

Can children and older people can do Everest base camp helicopter tour?

Yes, children and older people can do this tour. This tour is especially for the people who are not able to trek Everest base camp. There are not many criteria for this tour as long as you are physically and mentally fit.

4. Are pilots enough trained for Everest base camp heli tour?

Yes, pilots are well trained. Pilots play a vital role during this tour. S Sometimes pilots also act as your guide.  Pilots during this trek are registered and well experienced so, don’t worry you will be safe.

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