Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Life Time Experience
  • Duration 5 Hours
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Max. Altitude 17500m feet landing at 5400m hight
  • Trip Start Kathmandu or Lukla
  • Trip End Kathmandu or Lukla
  • Trip Area Everest Region
  • Nature of Trip Life Time Experience
  • Major Activities Everest base camp trek
  • Best Season March - April- May and Sep -Oct- Nov

Highlights

  • Outstanding view of the Khumbu glacier, Khumbu icefall
  • Discover The Beauty of The Everest Helicopter Tour to Base Camp
  • Take Your Adventure To New Hight with Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour 
  • The Best Way To See Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour 
  • Landing of Helicopterat 5300 m High at Kala Patthar
  • Majestic view of the Merest, Lhotse, Nupshe, Makalu, Pumori
  • Witness climbers trying to conquer Everest.
  • Mt Everest views the top of the world 
  • Green forest with a beautiful river view  
  • 360-degree view of the mountain at Everest Heli tours
  • Top of the world  thrilling Adventure
  • Experience The Ultimate Adventure Sagarmatha national park area 
  • Varied and vivid landscapes.
  • Lukla Airport  Gateway to Everest Base Camp  Trek 
  • Exotoc Animals like snow leopards, Himalayan musk deer, Red pandas, etc.
  • High Altitude flight and lifetime memories 

How to expect Everest Helicopter Tour

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, Mount 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 Commnunent high Himalayas, local Sherpa settlements, varied landscapes, etc. Everest Base Camp helicopter tours have become the dream tour of many travelers as they can be at the base of mighty Mount Everest within a short period without needing to trek for weeks. Travelers will experience wonderful Adventures during this trip. Not all travelers have the time, physical strength, or ability to walk 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 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.

What is the best season for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing? 

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is mostly one year and two season spring and autumn season is the best time to do this tour this journey makes lifetime memories The  Helicopter tour is you can observe the thrilling majestic mountain with the beauty of nature  Nepali Snow Himalayan range.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Spring Season

The Spring Season which goes from March to May is one of the best seasons to get on this tour since the weather is usually predictable. Also, the temperature is warm and consistent throughout the year.  

The sky is crystal clear during the spring, giving superb visibility of the neighboring peaks. In the spring season, the flowers and trees begin to bloom, which gives the surroundings a lovely view. The national flower of Nepal, the rhododendron, blooms in hues of red, pink, and white, bringing a burst of color to the Everest base camp views. 

Another advantage of taking the tour this season would be the opportunity to witness several Nepalese cultures. Because many festivals fall on this season like Holi and Nepali new year. 

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in the spring season also offers a chance to see the famous Everest expedition teams in action. Many mountaineers attempt to climb the world's highest peak during this time, and you may catch a glimpse of their camps and activities from the air.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Winter Season

Although the weather can be colder, the skies are often clear, and the mountain views can be spectacular. The snow-capped peaks, frozen rivers, and valleys create a stunning winter wonderland. Moreover, the lack of crowds during the winter months means you can enjoy scenic flights and landing at Everest Base Camp without the usual crowds. However, it is most likely to be a high rate of flight cancellations. Therefore, keep checking with us for updates if you want to fly in the winter season. Therefore, consult with the Everest base camp trek tour operators.

Everett Baae Camp Helicopter Tour in Summer/Monsoon Season

Due to the high chance of rain and cloud cover, the Everest Base Camp helicopter ride is not advisable during the summer/monsoon season (June to August). Heavy rains and cloud cover during monsoon season can obstruct the view of the mountains and make flying and landing challenging.
Additionally, the monsoon season can increase the chance of landslides and other dangers, making it risky to go to mountainous areas during this time.

However, if you still want to visit Nepal during the rainy season, you can plan to visit other beautiful landscapes like lush green hills, flowing rivers, and waterfalls. Moreover, now is a fantastic time to explore Nepal's culture and festivities, such as the Teej festival, which is observed by women all around the nation.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Autumn Season

  1. The autumn season (September to November) is the most ideal time to explore the mountains. During autumn, the weather is generally stable, clear, and moderate. 
  2. As many hikers and mountaineers seek to summit Everest in the autumn, this is also the busiest time of the year. This raises the possibility of seeing the renowned expedition teams in action, which heightens the tour's excitement and thrill.
  3. Another advantage of taking the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in the autumn season is the chance to witness the stunning autumn colors. The trees start to turn yellow, orange, and red, creating a beautiful contrast against the snow-capped peaks.

Furthermore, the autumn season is a great time to experience the local festivals and culture of Nepal, such as Dashain and Tihar, which are celebrated in October and November. These festivals provide an opportunity to witness the unique traditions and customs of Nepal and interact with the friendly locals.

Everest Base CampHelicopter Tour Landing at Lukla 

  • The tour includes a landing at Lukla, a small town that serves as the gateway to the Khumbu region and Mount Everest.
  • As the helicopter descends towards Lukla, passengers can take in the stunning views of the mountains and valleys below. The landing itself is a thrilling experience, as the helicopter navigates through the narrow and winding mountain valleys to touch down on the small runway.
  • Once on the ground, visitors can explore the town, visit local markets and monasteries, and even take a short trek to the nearby village of Phakding. The landing at Lukla is a memorable experience and is sure to be a highlight of any Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Landing at Everest Point View
As the helicopter reaches the landing site, passengers will be able to see the rugged terrain and the surrounding peaks up close. The experience of standing at Everest Point View is truly unforgettable and is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who has the opportunity to witness it firsthand.

Our Helicopter Tour Service 

Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu

  • The thrilling experience of boarding a helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla and back affords travelers a breathtaking tour of the Nepali highlands. Flying is a great substitute for hiking because it gives you the chance to see the Himalayan scenery quickly.
  • Visitors board a helicopter with all the required safety features in Kathmandu to begin their adventure. The helicopter then lifts off and soars over the city, offering views of the enormous metropolis and the hills in the distance.
  • Passengers may view the rough terrain and meandering pathways that are well-traveled by hikers as the helicopter approaches the mountains. The aircraft then heads for Lukla, a small settlement renowned as the entrance to Mount Everest.
  • The Everest base camp helicopter landing in Lukla is an exciting experience since it involves navigating through constrained valleys and coming to rest on a tiny, sloping runway. Before boarding the helicopter for the trip back to Kathmandu, visitors can spend some time getting to know the town and learning about the local way of life.

On the helicopter ride back to Kathmandu, you may see beautiful panoramas of the valleys and mountains below. A remarkable experience awaits everyone who takes the flight, which is a great opportunity to explore the Himalayas in a short length of time.

Helicopter flight from Everest View Hotel to EBC Helicopter Flight 

We provide a range of services that include transportation from the hotel to the helicopter, as well as a helicopter tour of the Khumbu region and a landing at the Everest Base Camp.

Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable journey that showcases the natural beauty of the Himalayas. We offer personalized attention to every guest and ensure that their needs are met throughout the journey. With our services, guests can experience the thrill of flying over the mountains, see the stunning views of the Khumbu region from the helicopter, and land at the Everest Base Camp for an up-close view of the world's tallest mountain.

EBC Helicopter Tour Route 

Route:

  • The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Ride typically begins from Kathmandu Valley and heads towards Lukla, known as the gateway to the Everest region. 
  • From Lukla, the Everest base camp helicopter will fly over the Dudh Koshi River valley, passing through charming Sherpa villages like Khumbu Glacier, which leads to Everest Base Camp. 
  • And the tour will begin to continue towards the Khumbu Glacier, leading to the Everest base camp.
  • From there, the helicopter will land at Kala Patthar, a famous vantage point that offers stunning views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks.
  • Also, with us, you will have enough time to explore the area and take photos before returning to Kathmandu. 

What to expect at a Helicopter Tour?

Numerous trekkers and adventure seekers from all over the world consider Everest Base Camp to be their ideal location. The base camp, which is in Nepal's Khumbu district, provides a breathtaking perspective of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Here is what to anticipate if you're planning a hike to Everest Base Camp:

Trekking Trail: The difficult and physically demanding trip to Everest Base Camp. The track is around 130 kilometers (80 miles) long, and it takes 12 to 14 days to complete it. The well-marked trekking route traverses rocky terrain crosses rivers and includes both severe ascents and descents.

 Trekkers will pass through tiny settlements, monasteries, and teahouses along the path, which provide an insight into the local way of life.

Accommodations:

Tea houses, which are modest lodges that offer basic services like a bed, a hot shower, and food, are available along the trekking trail. Small settlements along the trail are home to tea houses, which provide an opportunity to meet locals and other trekkers. To get a room during the busiest trekking months (March to May and September to November), you should make reservations well in advance.

Altitude:

Gaining altitude gradually during the climb to Everest Base Camp aids with acclimatization to the high-altitude environment. Trekkers should be aware of the signs of altitude sickness and adopt the appropriate safety measures. It is advised to get enough rest and to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water.

Beauty:

Aside from getting to Everest Base Camp, another reason to hike there is to take in the breathtaking beauty along the journey. Trekkers will travel past verdant forests, gushing rivers, and imposing mountains. Views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam, are beautiful from the trek.

Weather:

Conditions in the Everest region can be erratic and severe. It's crucial to be equipped to handle any weather, including rain, snow, and strong winds. The seasons from March to May and September to November offer the most favorable weather conditions for hiking to Everest Base Camp.

Base Camp:

Of course, the base camp itself is the pinnacle of the journey to Everest Base Camp. The base camp, which is 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) above sea level, provides a breathtaking perspective of Mount Everest and the neighboring peaks. Mountaineers use the base camp, a tent camp, as their starting point for ascending Mount Everest. It is erected during the climbing seasons (April to May and September to November).

Sherpa Culture:

The Sherpa people, who live in the Everest region, are renowned for their mountaineering prowess and hospitality. Along the journey, trekkers will get the chance to speak with Sherpas and learn about their culture and way of life. Additionally, the area is home to several monasteries and other sacred buildings that provide a window into Buddhist tradition and culture.

Local Cuisine:

During the trek, you'll have the opportunity to sample the local cuisine, which is hearty and nourishing. Traditional dishes include dal bhat (lentil soup and rice), momos (dumplings), and thukpa (noodle soup). You'll also be able to try yak butter tea, which is a traditional Sherpa beverage.

Needless to say, we take great care of all of our customers and plan everything in detail to make the Everest Base Camp Trek as delightful as possible. Our crew is not only knowledgeable but also welcoming and prepared to take swift action in emergencies without endangering anyone's life 

Experience the Beauty of the 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 the 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  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  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, 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.

s.nEverest Base Camp Helicopter Flight RouteGroup Cost Peterson 
1Kathmandu To Lukla - Kalapthar -Everest View 999
2Namche To Kalapathar - Everest View Hotel999
3Lukla - Kalapathar - Everest view Hotel999
4Dinbouche -Kalapathar - Everest View 999
5Lobouche - Kalapathar -Everest view point Hotel999
6Everest view Hotel-Kalapathar- Lukla999
7Gorkhchep- Fly over the Everest Back To Lukla 999
8Debouche - Kalapathar -fly over the Everest back to Lukla 999
9Kathmandu to Lukla - Kalapathar- Everest view Hotel for breakfast -Lukla back to Kathmandu999

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 with 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 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 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 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 you 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 you energy and time so that you can spend your remaining time visiting other places or starting 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

The Everest base camp helicopter tour is very popular and luxurious 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. The 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 gear 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 be sufficient since over-carrying might increase the weight. We encourage carrying only obligatory articles of clothing.

Fixed departure date 

Everest Base Camp Heli tour which landing at Kalapatthar is one of the most amazing tours one can experience in Nepal. Keeping that in mind, adventure altitude treks and expedition agency has generated some plans for our fellow clients so that this tour is available at 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 terrible. 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 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

The 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 of around 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.

Itinerary
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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.

    Map & Altitude Graph
    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour map
    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
    Useful Info

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing at Lukla 

    The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour was perfect for those who want to experience the beauty of the world's Highest Mountain View 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.

     World Wildlife Fund Everest

    The 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 pandas, 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.

    The Everest  Base Camp Helicopter Tour Service 

    The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour operates the many areas of the region Helicopter Tour. As per our customer's interested so please look below details  of Helicopter service with Landing in Many different areas of the region.

    Everest base camp Heli cost

    Everest base camp helicopter cost

    S.NNO OF PAXPRICE 
    11-21100USD
    22-31000USD
    33-5900

     If you need an extra shuttle in the mountain, 500 USD are extra for the shuttle 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 with 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 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 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.

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

    Fixed departure date 

    Everest Base Camp Heli tour which landing at Kalapatthar is one of the most amazing tours one can experience in Nepal. Keeping that in mind, adventure altitude treks and expedition agency has generated some plans for our fellow clients so that this tour is available at 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 of around 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 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. A face mask and hand sanitizer are 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.

    FAQs
    • The helicopter will gain an altitude of 23000 ft .

       

    • During the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, the helicopters fly at various altitudes depending on the itinerary. However, on average, the helicopters fly at around 15,000 feet above sea level.

    • 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.

    What Our Clients Say...
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      Elijah SantosDenmarkNovember 28, 2023
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      Great Experience Aerial Amazement

      Even though the weather caused some delays in departing, Rohit’s team ensured continuous communication and updates, so I was confident of our eventual departure. The flight was terrific; it provided the chance to see Lukla, Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, and a mountain scenery breakfast stopover at Syangboche. Upon returning to Kathmandu, I went to Rohit at Thamel and appreciated him for the perfect trip. I would suggest choosing Adventure Altitude Treks because of their professionalism and good manners, which will also provide you with a beautiful helicopter flight to Everest.

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      Charlotte AliMacauNovember 08, 2023
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      Thrilling Heights

      This magnificent trip was very nice and better than I imagined after proper preparation. Rohit's and Raju's commitment guaranteed that everything would be fine even on scheduled departure dates. The view of Everest standing majestic before me after reaching Kala Patthar left me almost speechless. Glaciers and moraines were awe-inspiring when looking down from that angle towards the Khumbu Icefall. Also, the price of the tour was another great benefit. I'm already planning my next trip with them, this time to Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal; I'll see you again!

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