Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Everest Base Camp Heliopter Tourakshep, Everest
  • Helicopter Landing at Everest View Hotel

Highlights

  • Gorgeous scenery of the hilly landscapes of central Nepal
  • Witness a panorama of mountains on the helicopter flight to Everest base camp
  • Observe peaks like Ama Dablam (6856m), Nuptse (7861m), Pumo Ri (7165m), and Mt. Everest (8848m) on the  Helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp
  • A view of the green alpine forest of rhododendron, and pine trees to an arctic zone of ice and glaciers.
  • Explore the Everest Base Camp
  • Relish the sights of the Khumbu Glacier
  • Duration1 Day
  • Max. Altitude5545 m
  • Trip GradeEasy
  • Group Size1 - 10
  • Meals Breakfast in Everest view Hotel
  • AccommodationAsk for Reservation

Overview

The Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing flight is the most exciting and Breathtaking lifetime flight experience in Nepal with the nearest view of  Everest and numerous mountains in a day. Mount Everest (8848m) and its base camp have been synonymous with glory and pride for travelers around the world. While trekking to Everest is the common approach to conquering the base camp, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour offers a different perspective to achieve the feat.

The day tour to Everest Base Camp features a helicopter flight to the base camp over the esteemed mountains in the Everest range including Mount Everest (8848m) itself.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter landing tour begins at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will be in the company of sublime scenery in just a few minutes after the take-off. The tour makes the first stop at Lukla (2840m).

Here, we refuel the helicopter, and the tour resumes with gorgeous views of the Himalayas. The tour finally settles at the Everest Base Camp after floating over the Khumbu glacier for a short while.

The Everest Base Camp at 5,364 meters offers glorious views of the Himalayan ranges including peaks like Pumo Ri (7165m), Cholatse (6635m), and Nuptse (7861m). At the base camp, we hike around for about 2 hours and relish the panorama of the Himalayas. Then, the helicopter will take you back to Kathmandu.

The weather at the base camp is mostly cold and frigid throughout the year. However, the summer and spring seasons have a moderate temperature during the day. As the base camp is at an altitude of 5,364 meters, participants have to be careful to avoid falling prey to acute mountain sickness (AMS).

To be safe, you will have to apply minimal physical exertions to your body. Do inform the trip leader immediately if you feel uneasy. There are chances of flight delays and cancellations to the Lukla Airport and Everest Base Camp. In such situations, we will make the necessary arrangements for your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

At High Route Adventure, we must ensure a comfortable and safe trip for our clients. We take the utmost precautions for your safety on the day tour to the Everest Base camp. Join us for an experience of your lifetime!

Option to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Lukla to EBC to Lukla

The Lukla to EBC to Lukla Tour is perfect for travelers who are short of time. You can directly from Kathmandu to the Lukla flight on a small airplane. Usually, this flight is hosted by Yeti Airlines and Sita Airlines. Summit Airlines. After landing at the Lukla Airport, you can join in for a helicopter ride to the Everest Base Camp.

Lukla is a slot sector, which means that your flight is not 100% guaranteed. There are high chances of flight cancellations due to bad weather. Also, during peak seasons, booking your helicopter tour may be a hassle. So, you need to prepare everything beforehand.

Namche to EBC to Lukla

From Namche, it takes around 3-4 days of trekking to reach the Everest Base Camp. On the other hand, the helicopter ride will cover the trekking distance to reach EBC in about 15 minutes or less.

The Namche to EBC to Lukla is a perfect choice for people wanting to view Mt. Everest but is on short holidays. The helicopter flight from Namche Bazaar will take you directly to the Everest Base Camp. You can take your time to enjoy the view of the glorious Mt. Everest from a distance. Then, you can fly back to Lukla to enjoy the grand views of the Himalayan peaks.

Gorakshep to Kathmandu via Lukla

Trekkers reach the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar to enjoy the marvelous view. After exploring the base camp, there are two options. You can either follow the same route hiking down towards Lukla or enjoy an exciting helicopter tour to return directly to Kathmandu.

The Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter tour is suitable for trekkers who are tired after long days of strenuous trekking. Also, this helicopter flight is helpful in case one has to fly back to Kathmandu after facing injuries or health issues. The helicopter tour to Kathmandu will take around 1 to 1.5 hours, covering a distance of 152 km.

Why Choose Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Are you looking for an adventurous journey for the close views of Mount Everest and the Khumbu Region in a comfortable way? Then Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the best option for you. Exploring the world’s highest mountain and surroundings for magnificent views is the dream destination for many people. To make your dreams come true, join us for a thrilling and adventurous Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour (5545 m).

Let’s discuss why you should choose the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

Conquer Everest Base Camp by Helicopter in a Few Hours

Kathmandu is the starting and ending site of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.  Reaching the Everest base camp takes only 3-4 hours, while trekking takes weeks to complete. Compared to traditional trekking, the Everest Heli Tour is the most luxurious and fastest way of getting to the Base Camp. In General, it is a one-day tour for the eye-catching view of the Everest and Khumbu Region without sweat or lethargy.

This tour is suitable for those who have flexible scheduling, and physical exertion but have a hunger for exploring Everest. Even though Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar viewpoint is located at high altitude you don’t have to worry about altitude sickness. Also, this heli tour is perfect for those who want to explore Everest with friends and family.

Get the Best View Possible

The Everest Heli Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will be thrilling and adventurous. The main highlight of this Heli tour is a mesmerizing view of the world’s highest mountain i.e. Mt Everest. Also, another major highlight is the unique pyramid shape MT. Ama Dablam.

Along with Everest and Ama Dablam, you can experience the panoramic view of several other mountain peaks like Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Island Peak, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Pumori, etc.

Also, the famous Khumbu Glacier and Icefall close view can be experienced from this Heli ride. Watching the view of the Khumbu Glacier and icefall will blow your mind, and it is beyond your imagination. You will fly above Khumbu village where you can see the traditional stone houses of the Sherpa people, the prayers flag, and terraced fields.

Furthermore, you will fly over several landscapes, deep valleys, rugged terrain, towering peaks, forests, rivers, and glaciers. This will immerse you in the natural beauty of this region and is joyful to watch. This Heli tour lands you at Everest View Hotel, giving you a unique dining experience. Imagine dining at the world’s highest-altitude luxury hotel with a spectacular view. This extraordinary experience will always remain in your memory.

Escape the Crowds

In the month of the spring and the autumn season, you will find a large number of visitors heading toward the Everest Base Camp. You will find most of the guest houses and tea houses are fully booked. Even while walking on the trail path during the trek, you can find many groups trekking together.

But in this Heli Tour, as the helicopter lifts, you will escape from the hustle and bustle of the trekking route. You don’t have to find a lodge or tea house space. Also, you don’t have to worry about the permits and finding an experienced guide and porter. Everest Heli Tour will take all the tiredness that gives you while doing traditional trekking and let you enjoy without stress.

Enjoy Helicopter Tours Perfect for All Ages

Reaching the Everest Base Camp by trekking is not possible for all people. It requires a good level of physical fitness and mental preparedness. You must walk daily for an average of 5-6 hours for at least a week. Hiking on the uphill and downhill on a narrow space trail will be difficult. Therefore, it is not possible for children, elder people, disabled people, and those who are physically weak.

To overcome this problem, the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour will be the best option whether you are children, elderly, or disabled person. It takes you to the heart of Everest without physical demand in a short time.

The Helicopter Ride is Safe-Choice

For Everest Base Camp in Nepal, a helicopter is not just the quickest but also the safest way to go. Helicopters are equipped with advanced technology, and it is possible to fly even during bad weather. At the same time, it is not possible when you take a domestic flight to Lukla. You need perfect weather conditions if you choose the Lukla or Ramechhap flight.

Not only the weather but Lukla airport is also listed as a world-dangerous airport. But if you have to choose between a Domestic flight and a Helicopter, a helicopter is surely the safest mode of transportation.

Location of Everest Base Camp & Khumbu Region

As you already know, Everest lies in Nepal, but you will wonder why there are two base camps on Everest. The South Base Camp lies in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 meters, while the North Base Camp lies in China.

Everest Base camp of Nepal lies in the Khumbu (also known as Everest Region). Khumbu is located in northeastern Nepal, nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. Every year, thousands of visitors come here for the adventurous trekking, mountaineering, and high-altitude experience.

Khumbu region is the trekking paradise and home to the highest mountain in the world, including the eighth highest peak in the world. You can get a breathtaking view of many towering mountain peaks like Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse. Also, there are many religious sites in this region. Among them, Tengboche Monastery is the largest one in this region.

Sagarmatha National Park, which is listed as a world heritage site, also lies in the Khumbu region. It is the home of many endangered species, such as snow leopards, red pandas, and the Himalayan Musk Deer. Also, you can find a wide variety of flora and fauna in this region. Moreover, in this area, you can find the biggest glacier in the Himalayas, known as the Khumbu Glacier.

Culture, Religion of Sherpa’s the Highlanders & History of Everest

Sherpa are people who live in the heart of Everest Region and are known as the Highlanders of Everest. They have very unique and interesting culture as they are a mix culture of Tibetan Buddhism and old beliefs about nature. Sherpa people often perform special rituals before climbing it and are also worldwide famous for helping climbers reach the top of Everest.

Sherpa’s home is built of stone and wood. They celebrate festivals like Loshar (Tibetan New Year), Mani Rimdu, Dumje, Saga Dawa, Te Wa, etc. Their way of celebrating the festival, dancing, and wearing clothes is completely different due to their unique environment. They have a special bond with nature and mountains.

While you visit the Khumbu region you can find most of the tea houses and the lodge are run by the sherpa people. Most of the Guide and porter is from this region. They are well experienced in the route and the surrounding environment. From ancient times, they have played a key role in successful trekking in the Everest region.

Visitors will not only return with memories of the majestic mountain but also with a profound appreciation of the warm hospitality and the kindness of the sherpa people.

Shared or Private: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Sharing and the private helicopter both offer a swift, and straightway to get close front of the world’s highest Mt. Everest. Both the sharing and private helicopter tours’ main purpose is to provide an extraordinary and awe-inspiring adventure. Let us discuss further between sharing a Helicopter Tour and a Private helicopter tour.

Sharing Helicopter Tour

In sharing a Helicopter Tour, you will travel with fellow travelers, which makes this tour budget-friendly. As the expense is divided among the individual person it reduces the cost and is suitable if you are budget-conscious travelers. You will not only share the excitement but also have a chance to meet different background people and make friends.

During this tour, the itinerary is ready-made, which makes planning easier and hassle-free. Apart from that the main cons of this tour are you will have less privacy, limited flexibility and you have to wait Group before departure.

Private Helicopter Tour

A private Helicopter Tour is a luxurious tour where you can personalize your itinerary and choose landing points according to your interests. It is more expensive than the Sharing-based Helicopter tour because it comes at a premium price. It is suitable for those who want privacy, more space, and comfort during the helicopter flight.

During this tour, you can set your own time of flight which gives a personalized and convenient experience. Overall, depending on your budget and personal desire, you can choose between Sharing and a Private Helicopter Tour.

Introduction of Khumbu ice fall

The Khumbu Glacier, situated in Nepal, stands as the highest glacier on Earth. The Khumbu Icefall is a part of this glacier and is a frozen area near the bottom of Mount Everest. It’s about 5,486 meters (17,999 feet) high, not too far from Base Camp and to the southwest of the summit, at the entrance to the Western Cwm. This icy section is 2.3 kilometers long.

The Khumbu Icefall is known because climbers heading for Everest’s summit have to go through it. It’s famous for its special ladders that help climbers cross big gaps (crevasses) in the ice. Unfortunately, it’s also infamous for being very risky, and many people have lost their lives trying to pass through it.

Cost & Dates

Everest base camp helicopter flight with a landing tour costs USD 1405  per person if the group is shared with 5 people. Best and most reasonable affordable price, Book now call Nepal mobile  (+977) 9851058664(24 hrs on What’s App). Everest helicopter tour in group joining discount – best budget package costs USD 1405 per person with fuel charges (if 4 pax flying together). If fewer people need to adjust the cost. Luxury Charter / Private flights are available every day.

Note: Time could be changed due to weather and air traffic

Itinerary

  • 6:30 AM: Chopper flight from TIA to Lukla Airport [45 Mins]

    The Everest base camp Helicopter landing tour begins from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Flying over the Kathmandu Valley, the lush hills and beautiful landscapes greet us. After flying for around 45 minutes, we land at Lukla Airport.

  • 7:15 AM: Break for 30 Mins [Fueling purpose]

    At Lukla, we take a short break to refuel the helicopter for the next flight to the Everest Base Camp. In the meantime, you can relish the sights of the Himalayas surrounding Lukla. You can view peaks like Thamserku (6608m) and Kangtega (6685m).

  • 7:45 AM: Again Chopper Flight from Lukla to EBC [25 Mins]

    Continuing the tour, we head for the Everest Base Camp. The flight leads us through the hills and mountains. We also fly over the Khumbu Glacier before reaching the Everest Base Camp. On the way, we can enjoy the sights of Mt. Everest (8848m) as well.

  • 8:10 AM: Landing at Kalapather and Explore to Near the Everest Base Camp and Hiking around EBC

    From Lukla, there is another option to land at the Everest view hotel and have breakfast with tea/coffee for a stunning view of mt Everest and other peaks like Mt Lhotse, Mt Amadambam, and Mt Nuptse. After, As we land at the Kalapather, the chilly breeze welcomes us. The view of the Himalayas from the kala pather is mesmerizing, to say the least. We hike around the Kalapather and enjoy the view of mt Everest and witness numerous mountains. The Khumbu Glacier is also a great sight to witness.

  • 10 AM: Chopper flight from EBC to Kathmandu via Lukla

    We bid farewell to the Himalayas in the Everest region and return to Kathmandu. Enjoy the awe-inspiring sights of the mind-blowing sceneries for the second time. With a bagful of overwhelming emotions and pride, we head to the hotel in Kathmandu.

Tailor Made Holiday

You can change the itinerary, services, accommodation, and duration of this trip to suit your needs, budget. The choice is your.  Let us help you tailor-make your precious Vacation.

Inclusion

What's included ?

  • All arrival and departure transportation from Hotel to airport to hotel.
  • On Helicopter tour day Flight includes sharing seating arrangements for up to 5 person
  • Permit arrangement service
  • Helicopter fare as per flight duration on a day ride.
  • Comprehensive medical kits

What's not included ?

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal and Breakfast in Kathmandu and Everest view hotel, gratitude (tips), hard/soft drinks throughout the day trip.
  • Everest National Park fees NPR 3000. or USD 30 each.
  • personal Gears- Down jackets and gears.

Notes

Everest Base Camp Weather

The weather around the base camp depends on the season you are visiting. Mid- September to December is the best time for the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour. The weather is clear with a minimum temperature of -5 to -10°Cand a maximum of 15-20 °C. You can also take the tour between March to June when the minimum temperature is -0 to 5 °Cand the maximum temperature is 15 to 20 °C.

The monsoon season lies between July and mid-September. December to March is the coldest period of the year around the base camp. There are chances of snowfall with minimum temperatures of -10 to -15 °C. The maximum temperature ranges from 15-18 °C during the day.

Clothing required for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

 Proper clothing is one of the major necessities when touring the Everest Base Camp. Along with proper clothing, you should put on high SPF sunscreen cream to avoid skin damage.

In high altitudes, the temperature is mostly below freezing point and the UV rays have high intensity. Below are some necessary gears for the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour:

  • Down jacket (windproof)
  • Warm trousers
  • Long-sleeve t-shirts
  • Cap or warm hat
  • UV rays protected sunglasses
  • Lip balm
  • Gloves, thermal socks, and innerwear

If you are touring during the summer season, make sure to smartly layer your clothes. Also, do not forget to carry a water bottle and snacks with you.

Everest Helicopter flight tour

Due to the unpredictable weather of the Himalayan, the schedule can be changed. The pilot decided to fly and land helicopters should be in priority as the weather can be changed sometimes during late afternoon times.

We will try our best to provide you with the best time to witness a cultural visit of monasteries as mentioned in the itinerary schedule. we will offer an enjoyable time in our helicopter flight to Everest base camp.

FAQs of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • What is the maximum elevation of the Everest Base Camp HelicopterTour?

    The Everest Base Camp lies at an elevation of 5,364 m. However, we fly from Lukla (2,840m) to Kalapatthar (5,640m), making Kalapatthar the highest point in the tour.
  • Does it land at Everest Base Camp?

    You will be able to enjoy the majestic views of Everest from Kalapatthar. As the base camp area will be crowded during the peak seasons, the helicopter rather lands at Kalapatthar which is 300 meters above the Everest Base Camp. The landing time will be a maximum of 5 minutes due to the altitude threat. So, you need to get off the helicopter quickly but safely.
  • How long can we stay at Base Camp?

    The helicopter will drop you at Kalapatthar. You can enjoy the views of the majestic Everest and other peaks for some time. Then, you can trek around the base camp region indulging in a treat for your eyes. You can spend a maximum of 2 hours at the base camp.
  • Are the pilots and guides well experienced?

    The pilots and guides for the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour have been working in the Everest region for more than a decade. As the mountainous terrain is very challenging, only well-experienced pilots are allowed to fly around the Everest region. The guides have in-depth knowledge of the flora-fauna as well as the local culture and history of the region. The pilots and guides are well trained and equip all necessary medical knowledge in case of emergencies.
  • Is there a facility of Oxygen in a Helicopter?

    As we reach higher altitudes, the air pressure, as well as oxygen level, decreases. Some people might face Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and need to be immediately provided with oxygen. So, there is always at least one oxygen cylinder in the helicopter for emergency purposes.
  • How are the facilities of meals in tea houses and lodges in the Everest region?

    As the Everest region is one of the major destinations for trekking around the world, accommodation, and food services are quite good. The lodges also provide facilities for a hot shower. At the first stop for refueling in Lukla, there are several excellent lodges, restaurants, and bakeries. The meals served during the helicopter tour is hygienic. Overall, tea houses and lodges in the Everest region maintain good food quality and accommodation services.
  • What happens in the case of bad weather?

    The mountainous terrain is very challenging. On top of that, bad weather does not ensure the safety of the flight. The helicopter cannot land at Kalapatthar in case of heavy wind. The weather can change drastically in a short amount of time in high altitudes. So, you need to have patience while we arrange and reschedule your helicopter tour.
  • Is there the provision of rescue/evacuation by co-coordinating with our insurance company?

    We can talk to your insurance company and be able to charter a helicopter to the Everest region. We will be able to arrange an emergency air service for the rescue with the necessary information provided by your insurance company.You need to present your insurance document before your helicopter tour.
  • Is there any possibility to take international flight after 1 P.M after completion of this tour?

    The Everest Base Camp Heli Tour will end around 10 A.M. You will reach your hotel in Kathmandu around noon. After reaching Kathmandu, you can pack your bags and check out from the hotel to catch your flight scheduled after 1 P.M.
  • I am a solo traveler; can I join a group for Mt. Everest Helicopter Tour?

    We have options for sharing group for solo travelers as well as couples. You can easily join our existing group. All you need to do is contact us and let us know your preferred date for the shared flight. The helicopter tour cost is also reduced.

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