Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing is one of the most desired trips in the world for a one day tour. It usually requires about 2 weeks to explore this area. For people who want to know what the high Himalayas look like but do not have a lot of time, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing is the perfect package. A few hours of helicopter ride lets you explore the Khumbu region and takes you closer to the majestic mountains. This helicopter tour takes you to the foot of the highest peak, Everest Base Camp in a very short time.
This perfect alternative to Everest Base Camp Trek provides you the opportunity to witness the paradise for yourself. You will see the snow capped mountains like Mt. Lotshe, Mt.Pumori, Mt. Nuptse, Mt.Makalu, and heavily landscapes with green forests and beautiful rhododendron. This Everest Base Camp tour via Helicopter is perfect for people with families, children or senior citizens. It does not require high physical strength or a long period. The helicopter also has oxygen masks and other necessary medical facilities to ensure your safety. The flight attendants are well experienced. This is perfect for travel enthusiasts with any health condition. We provide this exciting luxury trip at a very reasonable cost.
In this journey, you will share a chopper with about 5 people. The helicopters are very spacious and safe. You can make your group of people or share the trip with other travel enthusiasts like you.
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- Major Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
- Everest Base Camp Tour with Landing Itinerary
- Do you Require Permits for this Trip?
- Best time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
- Things to Pack for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
- Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost
- Important Safety Tips for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
- Trip Notes
- Additional Helicopter Routes in Everest Region
- Helicopter Model
- Frequently Asked Questions
Major Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
- 360-degree panoramic view of the high majestic mountains
- View of high glaciers
- Green forests and Rhododendron forests (according to season)
- Feasible for everyone
- Oxygen tank available
- Medical equipment can be added per need
- Breakfast at the foot of the highest place on earth
- Safe flights with a smooth flight
- Experience majestic Tengboche monastery and sherpa settlement
- Brilliant aerial view of Sagarmatha National Park
Everest Base Camp Tour with Landing Itinerary
Everest base camp tour via helicopter will take you to this heavenly place in a day. In this luxurious Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing, you will fly directly from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kala Patthar. You will explore the whole Everest region in around 4 hours without shedding a drop of sweat.
Note: if you are already in Kathmandu, this Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing can be completed within a day.
Kathmandu Airport Pickup and Transfer to Hotel (Day 1)
Distance Traveled: 3-10 km by private vehicle
The time required: 30 minutes
This will be the beginning of your trip to Everest Base Camp. Once you arrive at the International Airport in Nepal, we will pick you up and check you safely into your hotel. You will reach your hotel safely and hassle-free. The time required to get to your hotel depends on where your stay is. You can spend the day prepping for the next day or relax and wander Kathmandu valley. Try our filling and healthy local cuisine, Thakali cuisine, which is found everywhere in the city.
Hotel to Tribhuvan International Airport and Fly to Everest Base Camp ( Day 2)
Pickup from Hotel
Distance Travelled: 3-10 km by private vehicle
The time required: 30 minutes
We will pick you up at about 6 am from your hotel and take you to Tribhuvan International Airport. All the flights to Everest Base camps are done in the morning to make the most out of the trip. The most preferred time to visit Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing is from 6 am to 12 pm. You get the best view of the entire region during this time period. Therefore, the flights are conducted early.
Tribhuvan International Airport to Lukla Airport:
You will leave around 6:30 from the Kathmandu International Airport to Everest base camp in a helicopter. This Cooper can accommodate about 5 people. As you fly in comfortable seats from Kathmandu, you will witness sights of majestic mountain ranges like Ganesh, Manaslu, Langtang and Jugal Himal ranges through the large windows of the chopper. As you approach Lukla, you will see vibrant Sherpa villages and feel the rich culture of that region. You will fill yourself with the aura of their Buddhist tradition.
The chopper stops at Lukla airport, which is at an altitude of 2900m. This will be a shortstop ( about 10-15 minutes) for fuel.
Lukla Airport to Kala Patthar
After a short halt in Lukla, we will fly for another 12-15 minutes and reach Kala Patthar. The chopper flies over the famous Dude Kochi Gorge, which is carved due to the Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru peak. There are another 15-20 minutes stop at Kala Patthar. This is at an altitude of 5545 meters and a wonderful destination for a 360 view of the mountains in the Khumbu region. This is the closest view of Mount Everest you will witness in this one day trip to Everest Base Camp.
Kala Patthar to Everest View Hotel
After a scenic short time at Kala Patthar, you will fly over beautiful glaciers and near the mountains. You will not stop at the Everest Base Camp but fly back to and reach Everest View Hotel. You can have delicious delights on the foot of the tallest peak in the world.
Everest View Hotel to Lukla Airport to Kathmandu International Airport
After completing all the trips to various places in the Khumbu region and breakfast on the foot of Mount Everest, you will head back to Kathmandu in the same chopper. You will have completed your trip in less than 24 hours but will have made memories that will last a lifetime. This luxury Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing is the easiest way to reach this region.
Transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport to Hotel
Once you land at Kathmandu after completing your tour via helicopter to Everest Base Camp, we will drive you to your hotel. You will have comfortably completed one of the most wanted tours in the world.
Do you Require Permits for this Trip?
Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing does not require any permits as you will be flying most of the time.
If you are only traveling one way and want to come back walking or vice versa you will require a few permits. The trek in the Everest base camp region requires you to get two permits. The first permit you need is a local permit (Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit) which costs about 20 USD and the other permit is Sagarmatha National Park Permit which costs about 30 USD.
If you plan to start/end your trek in Jiri, you need to obtain Gaurishankar Conservation Area permit which costs you about 30 USD.
Best time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
The best time to get to Everest Base Camp without a guide is during the two famous trekking seasons in Nepal; Pre-monsoon which starts from late February and lasts till the end of May and post-monsoon which starts late September and lasts till the early December.
Although the best time depends on the purpose of your trip. Flights are affected during the monsoon season. Continuous rain for a few days will make taking off or landing difficult. Even if you get lucky with the flights, there is a high chance of not getting good views of the mountains. The clouds, that may appear any time during the monsoon period, will block your view. The trip will therefore not be fruitful.
The above listed time – pre-monsoon and post-monsoon – is a favorable time to visit the Khumbu region. There will be a lot of tourists and good weather during this time. The services will also be in the best quality to accommodate incoming tourists. The weather will not be as cold as any other time of the year.
While visiting this place without a guide, make sure to pre-book your trip and get confirmation beforehand because you might not get to go to the base camp due to increased tourists. The prices might rise a little during this season compared to other months because of the demand there. Among the two mentioned time, pre-monsoon is better suited for people who want to enjoy nature’s beauty, clearer skies, and better mountain views.
Things to Pack for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest Base Camp Tour via helicopter is an easy trip. Although it is suitable for everyone and is a luxury trip, going above 4000m will require you to be prepared with a few things. You have to carry the necessary items as you are going to a rural place. The packing is not heavy but just a few gears for your ease.
A general packing list usually includes:
- Windproof jacket
- Windproof Trouser
- Water bottle- 1l minimum
- Base Layers
- Comfortable shoes
- Fleece Jacket
- Thermal socks
- Light Snacks
- Personal medications
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost
Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing will sound like an expensive thing to do but if you add the cost of your entire trek to Everest base camp and take the hardships during the trek into consideration, this helicopter tour will not feel extravagant.
We offer the best helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp at a very affordable price. The whole tour with many inclusions will cost you around 1100 USD per person for group joining. This price is subjected to change according to your needs. If you have a group of 5 people, we can easily manage a trip for you at your convenience. Else we can help you make a group of 5 people.
It will take around 4000 USD to charter the whole helicopter to Everest Base Camp.
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This cost for your trip to Everest base camp in a helicopter includes:
- Pickup and transfer to hotel
- Pickup and transfer from the hotel to Airport
- Breakfast at Everest View Hotel
- Flight cost
- An experienced flight guide
Important Safety Tips for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
- Make sure you wear your seat belt at all times during the flight
- Do not smoke inside the helicopter
- Do not move inside the helicopter during flight
- Do not throw anything out from the windows
- Follow the instructions given by the pilot at all times
One thing you have to be prepared for your flight to get canceled due to the weather condition. The weather might also change the itinerary to some other place for your safety. We can customize your trip according to your needs and desires. You do not have to follow our strict itinerary.
In a scenario where your flight gets canceled, we will try to accommodate this trip into your calendar. If we are unable to do that, we will refund your money back.
You can also cancel your booking a week before your trip and get a full refund.
Additional Helicopter Routes in Everest Region
Everest Base Camp is not the only destination helicopter tour takes you. There are various places in the Khumbu region you can go to. Some of the famous places you can go via helicopter are:
- Kathmandu To Namche Bazar and back
- Everest view hotel to Everest Base Camp and back
- Kathmandu to Everest view hotel and back
- Lukla to Everest Base Camp and back
- Lukla to Kala Patthar and back
- Kathmandu to Gorak Shep and back
- Kathmandu to Gokyo and back
The helicopter you will fly in can carry 5 people and 2 pilots. This helicopter has an increased reserve power, better altitude performance, and a large baggage compartment. It can take off with a weight of 500 lbs; 2400 lbs of useful load. With a roomy cabin, necessary medical equipment, and comfortable seats, your trip to Annapurna base camp will be once in a lifetime experience in luxury.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Will I fly to the top of Everest?
No. You will only fly to the base camp of the tallest mountain not the top of it.
Can we stop longer in all the places?
Yes, we can add a few more minutes as per your request but we cannot hold it for long. The high altitude makes it difficult for us to hold the helicopter for long.
Can I go around the places nearby?
Of course, you can go around and explore the area. But remember that we are not staying in any area for a long time and therefore you have to be quick!
Can I get a discount on the trip?
We offer this trip at a very reasonable price. If you come to a large group, we will offer you a discount as per our company rules.
How can I book for the trip?