Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Life Time Experience
  • Duration 1 Hours
  • Max. Altitude 5545m
  • Trip Start Kathmandu
  • Trip End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Everest
  • Nature of Trip Life Time Experience
  • Major Activities Everest base camp trek
  • Best Season Mar to may & Sep to Nov


  • Outstanding view of the Khumbu glacier, Khumbu icefall
  • Landing of Helicopterat 5300 m high at Kala Patthar
  • Majestic view of the Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nupshe, Makalu, Pumori
  • Witness climbers trying to conquer Everest.
  • Mt Everest view top of the world 
  • Green forest with beautiful river view  
  • 360-degree view of the mountain at Everest Heli tours
  • Top of the world  thirlling Adventure
  • Sagarmatha national park area 
  • Varied and vivid landscapes.
  • Lukla Airport  Gate way to Everest Base Camp  Trek 
  • Exotoc Animals like snow leopard, Himalayan musk deer, Red panda, etc.
  • High Altitude flight
  • life time memories 


Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Overview

 Fly over the Himalayas and get closer to Mount Everest. Mount Everest Helicopter Tour flies to Lukla from Kathmandu. Further, the helicopter will land at Everest view hotel for the breakfast. Also collect the 360 views of mountains as well. After, the breakfast at Everest view, you will fly to Kalapatthar for the greater views of Mount Everest and other mountains.Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour world's thrilling Helicopter ride to the world’s tallest mountain along with a breathtaking landing experience at Kala Patthar(5550 m via Base camp etc). The Helicopter tour is one of the best tours that fly you to the base of the world's highest peak, Mt Everest, from Kathmandu on a private Helicopter flight ( flight sharing is also available ). You will be flying beyond 8000 m enjoying the breathtaking view of the beautiful mystic Everest region with magnificent high Himalayas, local Sherpa settlements, varied landscapes, etc. Everest Base Camp helicopter tour have become the dream tour of many travelers these days as they can be at the base of mighty Mount Everest within a short period without the need to trek for weeks. Travelers will experience wonderful adventures during this trip. Not all travelers have the time and physical strength or ability to trek in this region. So, for time-bound travelers and those who are challenged physically with a long trek, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing at Kalapatthar is by far the most  favorable option

The Everest base camp helicopter tour at Kalapatthar offers breathtaking cinematic views of the snowy Himalayan mountain range. It is suitable for travelers of all abilities, including those who are differently abled or elderly. The 4-5 hour helicopter ride to the Everest base camp in Nepal allows you to experience a 360-degree view of the region from Kala Patthar, with its snow-capped peaks. On the return flight to Kathmandu, we will stop at the  breakfast Hotel Everest View at Syangboche, the highest altitude hotel in the world.

The limit for the amount of weight a helicopter can carry at a time from Pheriche to Kalapatthar is 220 kg due to the high altitude. If this limit is exceeded, we will have to use multiple shuttles. It is important to note that only 4-5 people can board at a time. In the case of a single charter, the helicopter can carry up to 420 kg from the Kathmandu valley up to Pheriche.


If you're ready for the number one Everest base camp helicopter tour in the world, we highly encourage you to book this trip with. Our company places a strong emphasis on safety and is always focused on flight safety. Our professionals can help you plan or customize your trip to fit your preferences and needs. You can reach us at contact  us  for more information about the tour.

Why Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

The Helicopter Tour of Everest Base Camp is the perfect option for travelers with limited vacation time. This tour allows you to experience the stunning scenes of different landscapes, civilizations, and ecosystems in the region through aerial views. Don't miss out on the opportunity to see the beauty of the Everest region in a short time with this unforgettable helicopter tour.The most exciting part about the Mount Everest helicopter tour is that you can experience the amazing and thrilling adventure of flying more than 8000 m in the Everest Region along with the view of Mighty Everest and more than 40 other surrounding peaks at the same time. You can also see Khumbu icefall ( the most dangerous part of the Everest expedition ), Hillary Steps, camp 4, etc., and climbers climbing Everest or resting at different camps. Apart from the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing at Kalapatthar, we provide another tour service in the Everest region which allow you to fly above 8000 m to have a nice and clear look at the Everest region.

Everest region & World Wildlife Fund

Everest Base camp Heli tour is not only about mountain panorama and landscapes but also about spirituality. From above you can see many fellow trekkers trekking along the beautiful Everest region walking through green forests, crossing high suspension bridges, etc. Since the helicopter flies through Sagarmatha National Park, you might be able to see some exotic wildlife during the flight. Since Sagarmatha National Park is home to endangered and rare animal species like snow leopards, Himalayan musk deer, red panda, and many medicinal herbs, this national park is under the surveillance of WWF. If you are lucky enough, not only mighty mountains and forests but you can enjoy seeing those animals in their natural habitat.

Experience the Beauty of the Everest Region in a Private or Shared Helicopter Tour 

The Everest base camp helicopter tour offers the option of a private charter flight for a group of up to two people, providing a comfortable and spacious experience with stunning views of the region. Alternatively, travelers can opt for shared helicopter seats at a lower price. Both options offer a unique and unforgettable way to see the beauty of the Everest base camp and surrounding area.

Whether you choose a private charter or shared seats, you can be sure to enjoy a thrilling and immersive experience on the Everest base camp helicopter tour.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Flight Route 

One hour of flight from Kathmandu will take you to Lukla and then the helicopter lands for about 15-30 minutes for refueling. Then the flight will take you to Kalapathhar and land for about 20 minutes so that you can enjoy a panoramic view of Nuptse, Lhoste, Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, etc. Everest base camp helicopter tour operates in the eastern part of the Khumbu region in Nepal. 

Discover the Best Season for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Almost every season of the year is suitable for this tour, but the best time for this trip starts from mid-September to November and from December to February. It's possible to do this trip apart from the a fore mentioned time if the weather is clean. One can do this even in winter if proper gears are used for the Everest base camp helicopter tour.

Luxury Everest base camp Helicopter tour

The trip starts from Kathmandu with the highlight of this ancient valley, an early morning flight to Everest base camp with a luxury b3 helicopter a special altitude helicopter that can fly easily into the Everest region. The tour is dramatic. Before landing in Lukla, you will see a beautiful w valley in Namjura. The helicopter and planes cross each other through this valley. The heli will land at Lukla airport to refuel and then fly towards Everest base camp with a captivating view of Khumbu Glacier, icefall, and many different snow-capped mountains and landscapes. The flight will land at Kalapatthar (5,550 m) which give you a truly memorable experience.

Why will you love the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour

This exciting tour takes you to the foothill of the world's tallest mountain and provides breathtaking aerial views of the panoramic Everest mountain range, green alpine forests with rhododendron, fir, juniper, and pine trees, and more. You'll also have the opportunity to land at one of the best viewpoints in the Everest region, the Kalapatthar, for an up-close look at the mountain and its surroundings. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a unique way to see the natural beauty of the region and get an unparalleled view of Mount Everest and the surrounding mountains. Plus, you'll get to see parts of the mountain that can't be easily seen while trekking, such as the Hillary step and Khumbu glacier.


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    Everest base camp helicopter tour  itinerary details  

    5:30 AM -Drive to the domestic platform of Tribhuwan International Airport: One of our company's representatives will pick you up from your hotel and drop you at the domestic terminal for your flight.

    6:00 AM -Check in at the domestic airport and prepare for the flight. After reaching the airport, you can check in at the domestic terminal and collect your boarding pass from the terminal and wait for the helicopter.

    7:00 AM -Fly to Lukla airport and stop for refueling. After you board the helicopter, your flight toward EBC will begin. After flying for 30 minutes, you will land at Lukla airport ( one of the world's most adventurous airports ) for refueling.

    7:30 AM -Fly to Everest Base Camp and land at Kalapatthar. Here you can enjoy the aerial view of the Everest region along with other mountains like Pumori, Lhotse, and Amadablam. Then we will land at Kala Patthar for 15-20 minutes to take pictures and enjoy the view of Mighty Everest

    8:00 AM -Fly to Everest View Hotel, Syangboche for Breakfast: Everest View Hotel is the highest-located hotel in the world. Here you can enjoy the breakfast of your choice while enjoying the beautiful view of Mount Everest

    8:45 AM- Fly back to Lukla and stop for refueling: After having an enjoyable breakfast at Everest View Hotel, you will fly back to Lukla and the helicopter will land for 15 minutes for refueling. During that time you can explore the area and buy souvenirs.

    9:00 AM -Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla and depart to your hotel.

    Not satisfied with this regular itinerary?

    Are you interested on planning custom trip? Feel free to contact us.

    Cost Details
    What's Included
    • Airport pick-up drop
    • Welcome Dinner 
    • Government tax and permits
    • Helicopter tour Everest base camp with Kala Patthar landing
    • company certificates
    What's Excluded
    • Meals  
    • Personal Expenses
    • Drinks 
    • Tour Equipment 
    • Hotel in Kathmandu
    Dates & Price
    StartTuesdayApr 04, 2023
    EndTuesdayApr 04, 2023
    FromUS $1100
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     If you need extra shuttel in mountain, 500 usd extra for shuttel cost.

    Explore the Best Places of Interest in the Everest Region with a Helicopter Tour

    Kala Patthar

    Kalapatthar, located on the south elevation of Pumori, is situated at an altitude of 5644 m above sea level. This hill point is very famous for panoramic close-up views of Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, Changtse, and surrounding peaks. Kalapatthar has established itself as an alternative to Everest Base Camp for many travelers since the viewpoint provides a glimpse of Everest peak which cannot be seen from Everest Base Camp.

    Hotel Everest View at Syangboche

    Hotel Everest View is awarded as Guinness Book of World Records in 2004 for the highest situated hotel. It is situated at an altitude of 13,000 ft above sea level. Situated on the lap of the Khumbu region, Syangboche is a beautiful resting place. The varied and vivid landscapes serve you an extremely relaxing environment. The EBC Helicopter Tour with landing in Nepal is the way to go if you are driven by nature, want to experience the massive Himalayas from up close, or, well, have a delightful breakfast at the highest placed hotel in the world.

    Khumbu Glacier:

    Khumbu Glacier is the world’s highest glacier with elevations of 4,900 m at its end to 7,600 m at its source. Located in between Mount Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge, Khumbu Glacier is also the largest glacier in Nepal. Trekkers encounter it on the final trail to the base camp. The glacier has a huge icefall which is called the Khumbu Icefall. Furthermore, it is one of the riskiest challenges for those who are on their way to the Everest summit. From above, however, the giant glacier looks stunning, along with a breathtaking aerial view of the Himalayan range around it. Therefore, the EBC Helicopter tour is practical to observe the icefall without getting too risky along the way.

    Different places to take a helicopter ride

    After multi-day trekking in the high Himalayas, one will surely feel tired. Some may also suffer from swollen limbs. Well, if that's the case, you don't need to worry. We have been providing helicopter pickup service from your resting point. Booking a return flight to Kathmandu by Helicopter will not only shorten your time but save your energy so that you can spend the remaining time and energy doing other activities. We have different pickup points on the EBC route.

    Namche- Lukla -Kathmandu: Trekkers who have finished the EBC trek and are resting in Namche can shorten their time and save their energy by taking a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu. We provide such types of helicopter services.

    Gorekshep- Lukla- Kathmandu: One may feel fatigued with swollen limbs after walking uphill for several days. Those who are resting at Gorekshep can call us to organize a helicopter flight for return to Kathmandu. This will not only shorten your time but also save your energy and time so that you can spend your remaining time visiting other places or start another short trek. We organize a Helicopter flight service from Gorekshep to Kathmandu at a reasonably cheaper price.

    Dingboche- Lukla- Kathmandu: Two more days of walking after finishing EBC to reach Lukla !! This may sound tiresome and long. Don't worry, we will organize a helicopter pick-up from Dingboche upon your request if you feel tired and cannot complete the trip in time. Upon picking you up from Dingboche, Helicopter will land for approximately 15 minutes at Lukla for refueling. After refueling, the flight takes off and lands at TIA within 1 hour. This will shorten your time, and save your energy for other activities.

    Everest base camp Heli tour - Kalapathar landing

    Everest base camp helicopter tour is a very popular and luxurious tour in Nepal.  These travel packages are specially for those who don't have enough time to trek or are physically unable to trek but want to experience the amazing Himalayas and Mount Everest with their eye. Everest Heli tour starts from Kathmandu domestic airport to Lukla and lands at Kala Patthar (5545m) for around 20 minutes to enjoy the view and scenery of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam, etc, then back to Kathmandu.

    Other pick-up region includes Syangboche-Kathmandu, Kalapatthar- Kathmandu, etc.

    Professional Pilots for the Helicopter Tour 

    Our pilots are professionally trained and licensed by Government to fly at high altitudes. They are trained to operate rescue operations at high altitudes, especially above 5000 m

    Packing List for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

    As you would expect, the Everest region is cold throughout the year. It is particularly important to pack the proper clothing for Everest Base Camp Heli Tour. Due to high-intensity UV rays at high altitudes, it is necessary to pack accordingly. Here we have prepared a packing list including all the relevant/recommended gears for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour:

    • 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 sufficient since over-carrying might increase the weight. We encourage carrying only obligatory articles of clothing.

    Fixed departure date 

    Everest Base Camp Heli tour with landing at Kalapatthar is one of the most amazing tour one can experience in Nepal. Keeping that in mind, adventure altitude treks and expedition agency has generated some plan for our fellow clients so that this tour is available according to our guest's convenience. We have set our departure date every day of every month so that no one has to wait for a fixed departure date. The only condition that the tour cannot be organized is when the weather in the Himalayan region is bad. Also, apart from everyday departure, we have been providing special offers on the 6th, 16th, and 27th of every month. Booking your tour on these specific dates will provide various offers like discounts, extra tours to other areas, etc. For more information, kindly email, WhatsApp, and Viber to our provided number. Our travel expert will tell you about the offers available at that time.

    What is a helicopter shuttle for Everest Helitours?

    A helicopter shuttle for Everest Helitours is a type of transportation service that uses helicopters to ferry travelers between different locations in the Everest region of Nepal. The shuttle service is typically used by tourists who are interested in visiting the base camp of Mount Everest or other popular destinations in the area, such as Kalapatthar or the Gokyo Lakes.

    Important Considerations for a Safe and Enjoyable Helicopter Tour in the Everest Region

    Everest helicopter tour is high Altitude helicopter tour in the world and the most popular destination. During this helicopter tour, the following things should be kept in mind:

    • Any helicopter flight has a weight limit, Everest base camp helicopter weight limit is 250 kg because of the high altitude around over the 3800m. So limited weights are allowed.

    We have organized two 2 shuttle flights from Pheriche if there are more than three people as per the weight limit regulations.

    Services included in Everest base camp helicopter tour

    • Airport pick-up drop to Kathmandu airport
    • Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour
    • All Government tax
    • Breakfast in Everest view hotel
    • Welcome dinner
    • Services excluded in Everest Base camp Helicopter tour
    • Personal expenses like bottled water, beverages, etc.
    • Nepal visa
    • Lunch and dinner
    • Anything not listed in Includes

    Everest base camp Helicopter tour schedule

    • Kathmandu Hotel to airport -15 minutes by car
    • Kathmandu airport to Lukla flight -1 hour
    • Refuelling time at Lukla- 15 minutes
    • Lukla to Everest base camp mountain flight and landing at Kala Kala Patthar minutes
    • Time spent at Kalapatthar - 10 minutes
    • Kalapathar to Everest view hotel- 10 minutes
    • Breakfast at Everest view hotel - 45 minutes
    • Everest view hotel to Lukla - 10 minutes
    • Lukla to Kathmandu -1 hour
    • Airport to the hotel - 20 minutes

    Total time - 5 hours

    Note: The time of the tour can be extended as per your request. The time mentioned is approximate.

    Covid Safety Protocols

    CoVid-19 safety protocols are to be followed strictly. The use of a face mask and hand sanitizer is mandatory during this trip. You are required to show proof of Vaccination and a PCR test result conducted in less than 48 hours. If you are confused about where to get a PCR test so fast, don't worry, we can provide you with a door-to-door PCR test facility with results in less than 24 hours.

    • The helicopter will gain an altitude of 23000 ft .


    • The maximum load a helicopter can carry is about 300 kg or 3 persons. Due to high altitude and oxygen deficiency to burn the fuel, the helicopter can carry only the mentioned weight or persons and drop them at Lukla. Then the helicopter will return to Kalapatthar to pick up remaining guests. 


    • Mostly, rescue is important  due to high Alitude sickness problem, when  Emergency  rescue is needed for clients .we will mange  this kind of service for costumer. If you are insured for travelling , all the costs and transportation is paid by your insurance. Therefore we recommend our clients to have travel insurance before starting any trek. 


    • Yes,we accept  both cards but you need to pay 4 % extra additional charge.

    • Adventure altitude treks term and conditions is very reliable . If you plan is cancelled by unavoidable circumstances like natural calamaties in the trekking region , sickness or any other personal problems , don't forget to inform us as soon as possible via the means we have provided. 


    • Gorkhchep to Lukla by chopper is another very popular tour in everest region for those who don't have enough time to trek for extra days in mountain. Those people have golden oppurtunity to do this trip. Starting from Kathmandu to Lukla by plane, one can start trekking into the vast wildlands of Himalayan region for 8 days with an oppurtunity to experience local culture, life style, farming place , green forest, river with waterfalls and many more. When you reach the everest base camp  you feel like you have achieved a huge achievement. Normally, trekkers who have enough time, trek back to Lukla but those who have short time can book a helicopter flight to Lukla from Gorekshep. From Lukla to kathmandu by plane.

    • All things are well prepared and we are informed before we start the tour . If the bad weather condition persists , we can postpone the trip to next day. If the weather begins to change during the trip , we have no other options except to understand that weather in mountainous region can change and have to go with the flow. 


    • Everest base camp is one of the highest base camps in all around the  world which is located in the south-eastern part of  Nepal. Anyone who witnesses the massive Mount Everest gains a lifetime experience of good and adventurous memories. The only time a helicopter lands at Everst Base Camp is to supply supplements like food , climbing equipments , rescue operations for climbers. Even for that one should inform The government to access a permit to carry out those task.

    • Landing at Kalapathar during Everest Base Camp Heli Tour is short timed because of temperature. Even during afternoon the temperature falls below 5 degree Celcius. Because of such cold weather , helicopter engine should continuously roll.  Once the engine is off , it is very hard to start again as combustion of gas is very hard due to cold weather and lack of sufficient oxygen. Another point for stopping only for short period of time at Kalapatthar is , travellers will have no time to acclimatize themselves on such high altitudes which may cause altitude sickess to them . To avoid such problems , the helicopter landing time is very short at Kalapatthar.

    • Yes, the full refund policy is available. To know more , please contact us or read our refund policy. 


    • Our flights take off only after a comprehensive inspection of weather and wind direction in the Everest region. After the experts have finally signaled that it is safe to fly, only then did we execute the tour.

      Safety is the primary concern of our agency. Our aircraft go through repeated maintenance and checkups to eradicate all the possible consequences. They are flown by some of the best-in-class pilots who have been awarded numerous times.

      Moreover, it is important to note that we will not stay at Kala Patthar for more than 15 minutes since it is located at a very high altitude. Since we will gain such heights (5,545m) in such a short time, staying for long may cause health hazards.

    • We provide special offers in Nepalese New Year that falls on 1st Baisakh and March, April, May. Kindly contact us for more information.


    • Best time to do Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is September to November and January to July.


    • Since Khumbu region is bordered with Tibet, most of the people in this region follow Tibetian Culture. Majority of people follow Buddhism but some of the people follow Bon. You can see men and women wearing tradtional Sherpa attire. 


    • Yes, there is alternate option to complete this trip. Instead of taking helicopter from Kathmandu , you can take a flight via plane to Lukla and then start the helicopter tour from there. This way you will save some money . From there the helicopter will take you to Kalapatthar, stops there for 15 minutes and fly you to Everest VIew Hotel for breakfast. After spending some time at the hotel , the helicopter will fly you back to Lukla and drops you there. Here you have the options to stay one night and explore the area or you can take a flight back to Kathmandu via plane.


    • After an amazing trip to Kalapatthar , the helicopter lands at Everest View Hotel for breakfast. Here , you are served with warm and tasty authentic Himalayan brekafast . You will enjoy not only the breakfast but also the beautiful panoramic mountain view of Everest and the surrounding peaks, varied landscapes , alpine forests , beautiful Sherpa village of Khumjung, and ancient Tibetian Monasteries. 

    • Kalapatthar got its name from the black stone deposit. The height of Kalapatthar is 5550 m . One can see the amazing view of Mount Everest and other 8000ers like mount Lhotse from Klapatthar. The other places of interest that can be observed clearly from Kalapatthar are Khumbu Icefall , Third camp of Everest , Nuptse mountain , Pumori mountain etc. During the flight , you can also see Hillary Step. You can experience magnificent panoramic mountainscapes of the Everest region including mighty Mount Everest and other surrounding peaks once you land at Kalapatthar. 


    • Booking for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Nepal can be done with Adventure Altitude Treks and Expeditions via phone, email, or social channels. Email us at adventurealtitudetreks@gmail.com to learn more about booking and required documents. If you wish to consult with a travel expert, you can do that too for free. Ring us at +977 9851083025 or leave an email at the given address. 


    • Kala Patthar is the highest point during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour which lies at an altitude of 5,545m. It is located slightly higher than the Everest Base Camp which is why most prefer to land at Kala Patthar rather than the base camp.


    • The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour takes about 4 to 5 hours for completion. However, the helicopter will fly for approximately 2-3 hours All together. There will be 15 to 30 minutes of layover in between.

      3.What is the highest altitude that we reach during the Everest Helicopter tour?

      Kala Patthar is the highest point during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour which lies at an altitude of 5,545m. It is located slightly higher than the Everest Base Camp which is why most prefer to land at Kala Patthar rather than the base camp.

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