Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour comes as a relief for those who don’t have enough time to endow on a hike. In consequence, to escape miles long walk they instead take a private flight.

The tour to base camp via helicopter will save you weeks while causing less strain and hassle. Considering the swanky trip, a reliable stream of travelers has now tilted towards the EBC Helicopter tour.

Where is Everest Base Camp located?

Nepal’s main tourist attraction, Everest Base Camp is located in the southeast ridge of the Himalayas. It lies at an elevation of 5364 meters and is regarded as the most explored trekking region.

At an altitude of 5364 meters lies North Base Camp, at the base of Rongbuk Glacier in Tibet.
Hikers are so far, used to trekking the base camp on the south side, the most popular route. The path initially steers you through the Khumbu Valley, enabling you to have a glimpse of the serene valley of Namche Bazaar.

Likewise, the Helicopter tour will as well offer you the majestic view of mountains and glistening glaciers in broad. This might, however, cause you to hop the details of the region and even interact with the locals.However you won’t be traveling to every village, meet the Sherpa community and experience the culture. There is no tour to the Buddhist monasteries and gompa as you’re bound to complete the tour in hours.

Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Splendid view of Mt. Everest and other snow peaks dispersed around the region
  • Tranquil flight far off from the city fuss with no stress to cover miles distance
  • Justly adventurous with no challenges and discernibly of the region’s wilderness
  • Closest and captivating view of Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu during the helicopter tour
  • The easiest and swiftest way to the lap of mountains in just a matter of hours

Which is the best time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour can be done all around the year as per your convenience. Yet, for an indelible experience, it’s best you visit the region during the spring season.

It’s the most preferred time by trekkers with the region offering a tranquil atmosphere. The days are warmer in the base camp with the average temperature rising 4 Degree Celsius.

However, the night remains cold and breezy with the temperature falling down to at most -12 Degree Celsius.

The sky above Everest Base Camp is clearer in this season than any other day of the year. With this, you get an unclogged view of the snowy peaks, diverse landscapes, and terrain.

Autumn is the other favorite time of the year when the trekkers hunt through the region. The Autumn season in Nepal starts from September and ends roughly by the end of November.

As the monsoon has just come to bid farewell now, the weather is terrific. It’s not too cold nor hot with a warm atmosphere on Everest during Autumn.

The temperature reaches up to 15 Degree Celsius in the day while remains at or below -10 Degree Celsius at night. The season is one of the most appropriate times to visit Everest for a fabulous experience.

The vibrant valley, lush green pastures, rocky cliffs, and soaring mountains. Each is enough to make the trekkers kneel over. Because of the weather, the helicopter tour of the Everest Base Camp is best around this time.

The autumn season offers a great view of Mt. Everest alongside Cho Oyu and Lhotse. Even visibility of the valley, spectacular monasteries and wildlife is viable.

Winter may not be the best time for a trek to EBC with the region being impossibly cold. The temperature drops to -17 Degree Celsius at night during winter in Everest.

Still, for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, the season might be just apposite. You can easily wind-up a week-long trek in an hour or so and still get the perfect view of mountains.

It’s the land covered with whacking snow that makes the place intriguing to trekkers. Despite the extreme cold, you’ll be able to discern wild species and geographical variation via Helicopter.

Just make sure that the places you’re flying are exempt from heavy snowfall and avalanches. Probe the weather forecast before reserving the charter to escape flight cancellation.

Thinking about an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Monsoon. It’s better if you rework with the schedule and plan a trip some other time.

Monsoon season is not recommended for a Heli trip to Everest Base Camp however it is still doable a clear day. In Nepal, it starts from mid-June and lasts until August sometimes till mid-September.
The Helicopter Tour of Everest Base Camp in Monsoon is even more vicious. There might be a chances of poor visibility which can make a Helicopter Tour hazardous. Hence, it might not be a best option for having an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour during monsoon.

Places from where you can begin Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter TourLukla to Everest Base Camp via helicopter and return to Lukla or Kathmandu

Trek through the jagged landscape on the EBC trail might tempt trek buff. But for the first-timers, it can be a gruesome experience with stressful days for weeks.

As a result, the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour now provides you an alternative with a Heli tour. With this option, you can take a trip to the base camp within hours.

Lukla is by far the central and most popular hub in the Everest region to get a flight to EBC. For this, you’re, to begin with, a regular flight to Lukla from Kathmandu.

After arrival at the township of Lukla, you can charter a helicopter and embark on a trip to EBC. The trip has you an ideal experience of an Everest Base Camp tour only for that it lasts hours.

Phakding to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour and return to Kathmandu

This is a proxy to hikers who look to experience trekking but also want their time in-store. Hence, they take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and start scrambling up their way till Phakding.

In-between trekking, you’ll perceive the lifestyle and culture of the Himalayan people. With this enough exploration, you can now wind up the rest of your trip to the EBC via helicopter.

Phakding is the outskirt, where you can find yourself a helicopter and reserve a seat then and after. On the way to the EBC, you can witness the sublime beauty of the region, the rocky trails, and glaciers.

Along with the spellbinding view, you’ll also be storing yourself those times had only gone trekking. You’re to get the same flight while on your return to Kathmandu after sightseeing from the base camp.

A helicopter tour from Phakding is common amidst trekkers who struggle after reaching high altitudes.

Namche Bazaar to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar and return to Lukla or Kathmandu via Helicopter

Many trekkers ascending their way to Everest Base Camp resist AMS after arriving at Namche. They stop by the valley for days, following altitude acclimatization.

So for those who can’t continue trekking any further, it’s better to get a flight to the Base Camp. The flight from Namche via helicopter will get you at the EBC within 15 minutes.

In case you had been still walking your way on the trails, this would cost you an additional 3-4 days. Everest Base Camp helicopter tour from Namche will give you the same exposure as that of hiking.

Regardless of the time, you’ll get a glimpse of majestic Nuptse and Cho Oyu. The exotic landscapes, fascinating history, and traditions will as well be the highlight of your trip.

The helicopter will either take you as far as to the base camp of Everest or the foot of Kala Patthar. You’ll be awaited till the sightings of the mountains and exotic valley is done and later drop off to Lukla or Kathmandu.

Tengboche to Everest Base Camp via helicopter and drop to Lukla or Kathmandu

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Unique history, rich culture, and Tengboche monastery – it’s the highlight of this village in the Khumbu region. But for trekkers, Tengboche carries significance as a gateway to the Everest Base Camp.

It’s your prime stop after Namche to get a flight to Everest Base Camp that’s 14.3 miles away. With a magnetic view of peaks, green pastures, and diverse cultures, there is a sense of reverence in this village.

And for you to walk away from it, better catch a flight to EBC. This will take almost 12 minutes before you reach the foot of the camp. Along the way, you’ll witness wilderness of the Himalayan region, dramatic topography and monasteries.

For your return to Lukla, you’ll catch the same flight board in. Wherein from Lukla, you’ll fly back to Kathmandu on a regular domestic flight available.

Pangboche to Everest Base Camp by Helicopter and drop in Lukla

This another village of Khumbu region has it all to woo trekkers – the panorama, culture, and wildlife. Hikers who make their way to Pangboche are exposed to the region’s wilderness and breathtaking natural landscape.

Meanwhile, they’re also to endure an exhausting trip by the time scaled-up 3900 meters. Considering this, any trekker would deserve a reward, best would be to get a flight to Everest Base Camp.

And people suffering from high altitude sickness are the ones who must have the privilege. This tranquil trip through mountains and terrains of Himalaya will at most help them recover.

Pheriche to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour and return to Kathmandu

Pheriche of Khumbu may not have got as much exposure as Everest Base Camp. Yet, the village is the first choice of every trekker walking up to the base camp.

It needs no publicity to impress the hikers as the dry land with scenic mountain views is enough to fascinate.

In what is an exhilarating trip to Pheriche, it becomes equally traumatic for travelers until the time, he reaches the village. Henceforth, it’s best for any trekker to fly in Heli from the point onward.

It takes about 10-15 minutes from Pheriche to arrive at the Everest Base Camp. On the way, you’ll be tripping over the exotic valleys and mountains of the region.

What’s more visible from the flight is the region’s beautiful landscape with rocky cliffs and glacial lakes. Your Heli will usually takedown at the base of the Everest camp.

But in case of severe weather and rockfalls, it’ll land above Gorakshep along the way to Kala Patthar. Your flight to Kathmandu after sightseeing will embrace you with a closer view of Everest and surrounding mountains.

Everest Base Camp to Lukla via Helicopter and return to Kathmandu

Everest Base Camp is just one of the many popular regions in Himalaya to have been exploring the most. It’s an off-beaten path with challenges and the vexed trail has left trekkers in wonder.

Still, it’s the glance of Mt. Everest that makes the whole trip whoop for. After the sighting from the base camp is once done, it’s time for trekkers to board the helicopter.

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour will drop you at the Lukla airport. From here, you can take any regular flight available to return to Kathmandu.

Itinerary of Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing Flight

Kathmandu to Lukla

Flight Duration: 40 minutes

Flight Distance: 136.17 km

Maximum Altitude: 2840 meters

On your arrival at Kathmandu, our representative will receive you before shipping on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. On the day of your trip to EBC, you’ll be picked up early in the morning from the respective hotel.

From here, your formal trek starts as the Heli will fly over Nagarkot hill and the alpine forest of Jiri. The flight will take almost 40 minutes before touching down at Lukla Airport.

You can help yourself by finding a teahouse nearby and have breakfast. By this time, your helicopter will also be done refueling. Make sure not to travel far off from the airport as the help will just be at Lukla for about 10 minutes.

Lukla to Everest Base Camp

Flight Duration: 30 minutes

Flight Distance: 38.8 km

Maximum Altitude: 5364 meters

After refueling, you along with your travel companion will board the flight. The Heli will take off and scale-up towards Everest Base Camp flying over grandiose Namche Bazaar.

Along the way, you’re also to run across the majestic valley of Tengboche, Dingboche and Gorak Shep. The perfect way to go beyond sightseeing and explore wilderness would be to trek and visit Sagarmatha National Park.

Still, your flight to the base camp will have you sight a few of these species and wild animals. The insight into the national park and study of flora and fauna, however, remains far from the reach.

Flying over the Himalayas will give you a far-flung peek into the culture and lifestyle of the local people. You’ll also be able to witness the incredible natural beauty of Mt. Everest and Lhotse and Nuptse out of many peaks.

Too far from the soaring mountains, you’ll discern vivid landscapes, suspension bridges, and glaciers. Not to forget to mention the deep forest covered with wide species of flowers along with religious sites and monasteries.

Your helicopter will then touch down the foot of Everest Base Camp, giving you a fascinating view. To get the most of the trip, it will allow you some time for sightseeing and get a glimpse of Mt. Everest.

Everest Base Camp to Kala Patthar

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost with Landing

Flight Duration: 12 minutes

Flight Distance: 10.6 km

Maximum Altitude: 5364 meters

After you’re done exploring the base camp, your helicopter will fly you back towards Kala Patthar. The highest point of Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar lies at an elevation of 5364 meters.

The most famous landmark of the region, Kala Patthar is popular amidst trekkers walking to Everest Base Camp. The conquest of Kala Patthar begins from the original base camp for Everest, Gorakshep.

It’s the closest possible way from where you can observe Pumori, Nuptse, and many other highest snow peaks

Kala Patthar to Everest View Hotel, Syangboche

Flight Duration: 45 minutes

Flight Distance: 21.7 km

Maximum Altitude: 3780 meters

After much exploration of the rocky mountain, you’re now ready to fly to Syangboche. The Heli will then arrive at Everest View Hotel where you get a much-needed break from the trip.

You can then freshen up and have lunch with the group. Joining you on the table would be the magnificent Everest along with Lhotse and Nuptse.

The majestic beauty of the region, vibrant valley, and diverse landscapes will surely delight you. For more of your relish, you can go with the traditional local food at the hotel.

Syangboche to Lukla

Flight Duration: 7-11 minutes

Flight Distance: 14 km

Maximum Altitude: 2860 meters

Just after that palatable lunch, you’re now about to hop into your helicopter for a flight to Lukla. Unlike trekking, you can’t explore Sagarmatha National Park but discern it from afar.

Spanned in an area of 1148 km, Sagarmatha National Park is home to 118 species of birds. The park is also a habitat of different species of wild animals including musk deer and martens.

As soon as the helicopter touches down at Lukla, it will start refueling. The whole thing will take at least 10 minutes, till the time you can go on a short trip. Not too far though as you also have a flight to catch.

Lukla to Kathmandu

Flight Duration: 40 minutes

Flight Distance: 136.17 km

Maximum Altitude: 1400 meters

This is perhaps the final time you’re witnessing the spectacular valley of Himalayas. No more snowy peaks from here as you’re about to say goodbye to Lukla one last time. As soon the helicopter returns to Kathmandu, you’ll be dropped at your respective hotel.

You can freshen up and have lunch shortly after. A short trip of Kathmandu valley will do no bad. You can get yourself souvenirs at local shops or enjoy the cultural events organized nearby. We’ll pick you up about 2 hours earlier from your scheduled flight. From here, you can board in return to home safely

Booking Terms and Conditions

Everest Base Camp is Nepal’s most distinguished trekking site to have been known so far. It’s rocky trail stretched miles long marks the Himalayan culture, adventurous sites and landscapes.

Hence, to commemorate the pivotal region of the Himalayas, we now offer you a Heli tour of the EBC. This will, verily, kick off your trip to the base camp with ease and no tensity of walking.

Our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour arranges you a chartered flight to every region of Everest. From your boarding, till the time reached base camp, we make sure that you get around and get the best out of the Heli trip.

The charter plane will accommodate some lucky four each time it takes off. It will primarily attend you from Kathmandu and fly you to Lukla airport and later base camp.

The Heli trip to the Everest Base Camp, however, needs you to spend dollars. The price to every traveler may differ based on the number of people on the flight.

The cost to the EBC helicopter tour for accommodating at least four ranges from $1300 to $1400. But if the number of people is fewer, it might cost an additional amount to every trekker in Heli.

Essential requirements to charter Helicopter for the Everest Base Camp Tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing

To reserve a seat for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, all you need is a mimeo of your passport. The payment of certain percent of the total cost is made in advance and is nonrefundable.

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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.

Can I trek to Everest Base Camp and still get a flight from Kala Patthar?

Of course, you can get a flight on a return from Everest Base Camp despite having trekked. In fact, you can get a pick up in the charter from any feasible places and your convenience. Just make sure to book the flight and we’ll get you as per your instruction.

Can I have the helicopter stay a bit longer at Everest Base Camp?

You may not want the helicopter to stay much longer in the Everest base camp as it’s menacing. Because of the high altitude and low oxygen level, it’s not safe for heli to stop over more than 2 minutes. Hence, it’s the most time that we can get on the delayed flight.

Is oxygen available during the flight?

No need to get anxious over the availability of oxygen during the flight. As we help all our clientele struggling with altitude sickness by providing oxygen. Not to forget to notify us before the flight boards.

What is so best about Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

Trekking may be the ultimate way for an in-depth exploration of the secluded region of the Himalayas. Yet, not everyone can withstand the extremity and severe weather of the Everest region.

So for those, the helicopter tour to the Everest Base Camp comes as a rescue. It’s most relevant for the trekkers who can’t hike after reaching a certain altitude. Flying over the sky of Himalayas offers you a scenic view of Everest, cultural sites and topography.

Does Helicopter fly over Mount Everest?

Flying over Everest is not viable for any helicopter. As you scale up from the base camp, the air gets thinner, causing the helicopter to lose balance. Therefore, almost every helicopter takes down at the base camp.

For how long the helicopter put up at Syangboche?

On the way around from Everest Base Camp, the helicopter stays at Syangboche for about 30 minutes. This is the utmost time you get to have breakfast at the Everest view hotel. You can ply the spare time sightseeing the villages and mesmerizing monasteries.

Who leads the trip to the Everest Base Camp?

Not to worry as you’re in the hands of the country’s best flyer, who’re experts in their field. They are well-trained, professional and have been doing the job for years.

Henceforth, they’re clear about what they’re doing. They make it sure not to pull down the natural beauty of the region.

What is the highest altitude a helicopter has traveled so far?

The last helicopter that had ascended till the summit of 8848 m was Eurocopter AS350 Squirrel. The single-engine light helicopter had touched down the summit of Mt. Everest.

Didier Delsalle, a fighter pilot was the one who flew the helicopter. Onwards, the name of this French native was listed in the Guinness World Record.

How will the crew members in-flight see medical emergencies?

All our ground staff including pilots are trained under different circumstances. They have strong medical knowledge and know-how to work in such situations. We have a first aid kit available anytime and can even evacuate the patient in case of an emergency.

Does the flight have food and drink service?

Unfortunately, we don’t have a service of food and drink on the flight. Instead, we’ll help you find a quality hotel at Syangboche where you can get delicious food. The hotel at Syangboche will accord you with the sublime beauty of Mt. Everest.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost

Base Camp of Mount Everest in a helicopter, isn’t it exciting? You can take the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. It is one of the most exciting journeys you will get through in Nepal.

A question may arise, how much does Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost? Everest Base Camp helicopter tour costs around $1050 for the group and around $ 4000 for a private ride. But, it may also depend on your group size. This helicopter ride lets you explore the Khumbu region from above.

You will reach the world’s highest point and Katapattar in no time. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is for those who don’t have weeks to travel through this circuit. Similarly, if you are a differently-abled person then this Everest Base Camp helicopter landing is for you. Your dream of visiting the highest point in the world comes true.

In this helicopter tour you see landscapes of Everest region in closeup. Along with Mount Everest, you will also see Mount Lhotse, Gourishankar, Cho-Oyu, and many more.

Everest Base Camp helicopter tour will take to Kala Pattar 5180m. It is the best point for a panoramic view of mountains and valleys. You cannot hold your camera anymore. Take your camera out and click as many pictures as you can.


  • Majestic view of the great Himalayan Ranges.
  • Helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp.
  • Helicopter lands at Kata Pattar, the altitude of 5545m in an hour.
  • You will see everything with an eagle eye from a helicopter ride.
  • Interaction with local people and get to know more about there culture and lifestyle.

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Best time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The weather and temperature of the Everest region are unpredictable. Mt Everest helicopter tour depends upon weather conditions.

If the weather is highly fluctuating then this helicopter tour is not possible. So, the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is not possible all year round.

Spring and Autumn is the best season for the EBC helicopter tour. September to May is perfect weather to complete this helicopter tour. You can see mountains and landscapes without any disturbance.

During the Autumn season which is from September to November, the weather is good. In this tourist season, the weather is favorable. This helicopter ride offers you a perfect view of mountains and landscapes surrounding the Khumbu region.

March to April which is Spring season, is also a popular season for Everest Base Camp helicopter landing. The weather is hot and humid. You will see beautiful Rhododendron forest in the lower region of Everest.

Winter is the best season if you want to see the snow-capped mountains. Some days the helicopter may not operate due to heavy snowfall. Other than this, it is a favorable season for the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour.

Everest Base Camp helicopter tour cost may change depending on the tourist season. In peak season the cost of a helicopter tour to the Everest Base Camp is low because you can make group and hire a helicopter. But, in the least popular season it is difficult to make your own group because there are less people so it costs you more than peak season.

Why should you choose Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

Private trip

This helicopter tour will be your private trip to the Everest region. You can have your own group of 4 to 5 members. There will be no outsider in this group. You can also move to the cockpit to have the best views and photographs.

Low altitudes flight

A helicopter tours in Nepal will take you from a much lower altitude as compared to mountain fights. You will fly much nearer to the mountains. It is so near that you almost feel you can touch it.

Multiple views

Apart from mighty Everest, you will see a diverse landscape, rivers, waterfalls, and culture. Majestic view of the Himalayan range, exotic Buddhist monasteries and chortens seek your attention.

Safe flight

Cabin crew members are friendly in nature and they also have a license. They are well-experienced in their respective fields. The helicopter lands at Kala Pattar, from here you can explore Everest as much as you can.

Options for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

There may be various options available for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. You will land in Kala Pattar, but your starting point may be different. Your starting point and ending point vary from one another. In this case, feel free to contact us for details of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour cost.

Kathmandu to Kala Pattar

It is one of the most popular and standard routes that you will follow for this helicopter tour. The helicopter starts its journey from the domestic airport. It will land in Lukla.

Lukla has one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Refueling of the flight takes place at the altitude of 2860m. It is necessary to fuel helicopter here, to avoid any unfavorable circumstances later in high altitude. Here you will explore Sherpa culture and lifestyle.

Then, the helicopter flies towards Kala Pattar enjoying beautiful scenery behind you. The beautiful mountain range and landscape hit you in the inner soul. After landing in Kala Pattar you enjoy the view, click photos and continue your flight to Everest View Hotel.

Everest View Hotel lies in one of the highest altitudes possible. You will land here, have your breakfast and fly back to Kathmandu.

Lukla to Kala Pattar

This is another option for a traveler taking the helicopter ride. Flight from Lukla to Kala Pattar is another exciting journey in this Everest region.

This short flight offers you beautiful mountains, lakes, greenery, and many more. It will take you 20 to 25 minutes to reach Kala Pattar from Lukla. In case you are not able to continue the trek from Lukla to a higher region, this might be the best option for you.

Pheriche to Everest Base Camp

Pheriche to Everest Base Camp tour takes you in less than ten minutes. Pheriche 4371m is one of the prominent places among trekkers in this area.

You may be at Pheriche, a helicopter ride from there to Everest Base Camp would be the best option for you.

Namche to Everest Base Camp

There is a helicopter ride from Namche Bazaar to Everest Base Camp. It is a popular option among trekkers. Some people trek to Namche and take a helicopter ride.

Taking flight from Namche Bazar is another thrilling experience in itself. People having less time but still want to explore Mount Everest. It is a 15 minutes journey from Namche to Everest Base Camp. You will cover 3 to 4 days of trekking distance.

Phakding to Everest Base Camp

After walking from Lukla to Phakding, trekker choice to take a helicopter tour of the Everest region. You will save valuable time by taking this helicopter ride.

Not everyone can trek to Everest Base Camp. This is the best option available for them.

Tengboche to Everest Base Camp

It is best for those who desire to reach further but due to time constraints, they are unable to continue the trek. You have the opportunity to get the closest view of Mount Everest by taking this helicopter ride.

After enjoying the incredible Tengboche Monastery, you get into another incredible helicopter ride. Panoramic view of mountains, landscapes, and settlements will take your breath away. A helicopter will take 10 to 15 minutes to reach there.

Lobuche to Everest Base Camp

Lobuche is at a height of 4900m. Most of the trekkers cannot continue from here due to altitude-related issues. It is better to take a helicopter ride.

This is your opportunity to take a helicopter ride towards Everest Base Camp. You may have limited time or you may be facing altitude sickness, so this is the best option for you.

Everest Base Camp helicopter tour from Lobuche takes you less than 10 minutes to reach Everest Base Camp. Mount Everest is clearly seen from here. Explore all the possible landscapes from this helicopter ride. You can take the same flight to return to Lukla or Kathmandu.

Pangboche to Everest Base Camp

Helicopter ride from Pangboche covers few days of your trek to Everest Base Camp. After walking to a beautiful village of Pangboche, it is better to take a comfortable helicopter ride towards Everest Base Camp.

It is a great opportunity to watch Everest from this close distance. You have no fear of altitude sickness. Pangboche stands still at the height of 3900m. You will reach Everest Base Camp within 10 to 15 minutes.

Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp

After a week of the hard trek and reaching a height of 5180m, you can feel tired. You have now the option to take the helicopter tour. It saves you time and energy.

If landing space is not available, the helicopter takes shifts towards Kala Pattar. Kala Pattar is the best place to enjoy the majestic Everest and its surroundings.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour packing list

Everest Base Camp helicopter tour cost also depends on your packing list and wish list. Your personal preference regarding this tour affects your Everest Base Camp helicopter tour cost.

Here are a few necessary items that you need to carry.

  • Fleece Jacket
  • Lip Balms, sunglasses, sunscreens
  • Hats, woolen gloves, socks
  • Good quality camera
  • Wind and waterproof jackets
  • Bottle of water

The weight limit for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter landing

The weight limit for the Everest Base Camp helicopter landing is around 500 kgs. Helicopter ride also depends on the weight of the person. Every helicopter may have a different weight limit. The maximum number in a helicopter is 5 people.

Safety tips for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Fasten your seat belt, it may be a scary ride.
  • Smoking is not allowed on the flight, be careful.
  • Don’t stand or change your seat during the flight.
  • Some time Pilot needs to rearrange the helicopter position, so wait for the operator call.

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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing

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

  • 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 Helicopter Tour with Landing

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
  • Gloves
  • Thermal socks
  • Inners
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Light Snacks
  • Personal medications

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing

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:

  1. Pickup and transfer to hotel
  2. Pickup and transfer from the hotel to Airport
  3. Breakfast at Everest View Hotel
  4. Flight cost
  5. 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

Trip Notes

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

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing

Helicopter Model

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?

You can contact us via phone or email us. You need to send your full name and preferred date. It is advised to pay for your trip beforehand to confirm your seats.


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