Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is a beautiful aerial trip in the Everest region. This is an ideal tour for those travelers who want to skip trekking the rugged and taxing trails. The Everest base camp trek is a long-duration trek that demands high physical fitness and stamina. Therefore, this helicopter tour is perfect for those who cannot trek long distances in the Everest region.

Children and senior citizens will especially benefit from this package trip. You could also take this trip if you have a short time on your schedule. The breathtaking views of Mt. Everest (8848.86m) and other mountain peaks of the Mahalangur range will enchant you.

The scenic helicopter flight starts from Kathmandu before making a stop at Lukla for refueling. It then takes off to Kala Patthar which is our ultimate destination. The flight flies past the settlements of Namche, Tengboche, Lobuche, Dingboche, and Gorak Shep to arrive at the base camp.

We will then fly around 10-15 minutes to reach the Everest view hotel in Syangboche. This is the highest hotel in the world where we will have our breakfast. We will fly back to Lukla for refueling before flying back to Kathmandu. The 4 hours round trip to EBC is a once-in-a-lifetime Himalayan adventure.

Furthermore, we strictly follow all safety guidelines listed by the aviation authority. Travelers should also abide by certain rules during this helicopter tour. We provide this exciting trip at a reasonable cost. Read on for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with a landing itinerary and other details. Book your trip now!

Highlights of the Trip

  • Awe-inspiring views of the Mt. Everest (8848.86), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8,481m), and others
  • Observing breathtaking views of entire Himalayan landscapes from Kala Patthar (5555 meters)
  • Visiting the Everest view hotel, the highest placed hotel in the world
  • Observing the ancient Tengboche monastery and other heritages of the region
  • Aerial view of the beautiful Sherpa settlements of the region
  • Beautiful ice glaciers and glacial lakes

Phase 01: 7:00 - 8:00 AM: Helicopter Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

Time duration: 40-45 minutes

The journey starts with a scenic helicopter journey from the Tribhuvan International airport to Lukla airport. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight landing tour duration is around 40-45 minutes. The helicopter then stops at Lukla for refueling, which takes approximately 10-15 minutes.

Phase 02: 8:00 - 8:30 AM: Fly from Lukla to Kala Patthar/Everest Base Camp

Time duration: 25 minutes

Landing time: 10-15 minutes

After stopping at Lukla for refueling, we will then take a scenic flight to Kala Patthar or Everest Base Camp. The awe-inspiring views of snow-capped mountains of Mahalangur Himalayan range and other surrounding peaks.

You can also observe the ancient Tengboche monastery, which is the spiritual hub of the Everest region. The icy glacier and ice falls are another significant aspect of this Mount Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with the landing. This flight will land in Kala Patthar/EBC after around 10-15 minutes, depending upon the landing place’s weather conditions.

Phase 03: 8:30 - 8:45 AM: Fly from Kala Patthar/EBC to Everest View Hotel

Time duration: 12 minutes

Landing time: 30 minutes (for breakfast)

After exploring Kala Pathar/EBC for around 10-15 minutes, our helicopter tour will leave to the Everest View Hotel. The incredible Everest view hotel in Syangboche welcomes us as it is the highest located hotel in the world.

The hotel’s viewpoint provides you majestic views of Mount Everest and other surrounding peaks of the region. After having breakfast for around 30 minutes, we fly back to Lukla on the helicopter.

Phase 04: 8:45 - 9:45 AM: Fly from Syangboche to Kathmandu via Lukla

Time duration: 1 hour 20 minutes.

We will then fly back to Kathmandu via Lukla from Syanboche. We stop at Lukla for around 10 minutes for refueling. The helicopter journey from Lukla to Kathmandu takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes to complete as we can observe beautiful green mountain valleys and settlements of the region.

Phase 05: 9:45 - 10:00 AM: Hotel Transfer in Kathmandu.

The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing comes to an end after you arrive at Kathmandu. You will then get transferred to a hotel where you can celebrate the completion of this incredible tour.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing
  • Two Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off facilities

Cost Excludes

  • Items not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and drinks
  • Tips

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is Mt. Everest Base Camp located?

Mt. Everest Base Camp lies in the Mahalangur Himalayan range of Solu-Khumbu district in Nepal.

How high can an average helicopter fly?

A helicopter can fly around 25,000 feet on average. However, a helicopter’s maximum altitude generally depends upon the engine used. It also depends upon its ability to work in thin air. Turbine engine helicopters are standard in high-altitude regions.

Can the helicopter land at the top of Mount Everest Summit?

No, the helicopter cannot land at the top of Mount Everest’s summit. It lands at Everest Base Camp or Kalapathar. Even landing at these spots requires special permission.

How high has a helicopter gone on Everest?

Eurocopter AS350 Squirrel run by Didier Delsalle reached Mt. Everest at 8,848 m (29,029 ft) setting a world record.

Can we reach the top of Mount Everest by helicopter and then trek back?

Mt Everest has thin air as it lies at a high altitude above 8000m. The helicopter requires a specific limit of air for lift during takeoff. In the low atmospheric condition, there is not enough air for helicopters to take the lift. Therefore, it is not logistically possible to arrive at the summit of Mt. Everest, and thus we land in the Everest Base Camp.

Why can't Helicopters fly high altitude?

Helicopters can’t fly high because they need a certain air level to gain lift, which is impossible on Everest. Hence, Helicopters fly at a low altitude of 15,000 to 18,000 feet, and they can’t go as high as airplanes.

Why take the helicopter tour option in Nepal?

Nepal is a mountainous country with outstanding trekking routes. But it is quite a challenge to complete this trek. It’s not everybody’s cup of tea. Therefore, the EBC helicopter tour is an ideal option for those travelers.

What is the duration of the Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter tour?

Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter tour takes around 40-45 minutes to complete.

What is the duration of Lukla to Everest Base Camp?

The Lukla to Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight duration is around 15 to 16 minutes.

Are there oxygen facilities during the helicopter flight?

Yes, there are oxygen facilities for emergency purposes in helicopter flights. However, you should clear all information regarding your health before boarding.

What are the food and drinks facilities during the Everest Helicopter tour in Nepal?

You can have breakfast during the tour in Everest View Hotel. Besides that, you can also take light snacks so that you can munch on during your trip. Bottled water is essential as well.

Are there flights that fly over Everest?

No, there are no airplane or helicopter flights that fly over Everest. The airplanes fly at around 28000- 35,000 ft (8000 m) in altitude. The Himalayan ranges’ tallest mountain is about 30000 ft, which can cause many aviation problems and is not safe. You can, however, take scenic mountain flight packages. They will provide you with a close view of Mt. Everest and the entire Mahalangur Himalayas of the region.

Can you ask the pilot to stay at Kalapatthar for a bit longer?

Yes, you can ask the pilot to stay for 2 minutes but not more than that. However, depending upon the pilot and their weather condition. It is quite risky to stop at high altitude conditions because of low oxygen and air pressure. The helicopter remains switched on at all times.

How long does the helicopter land for sightseeing in EBC/Kalapathar?

This helicopter lands at EBC/Kalapathar for around 10 minutes for sightseeing. You can also take incredible pictures of the place and for memories.

Are pilots that run the tour well experienced?

Our pilots are well experienced in helicopter flying and are regularly trained.

How long will you stay for breakfast?

The breakfast duration is around 30 minutes.

What do the team members do during medical emergencies? Are there any protocols?

The pilot and team members are well equipped in case of any emergency condition. They can also perform first aid in any medical emergencies. There are facilities for helicopter evacuation as well.

Weather Around the Everest Region

The Everest region weather is quite unpredictable and challenging. The high altitude and climatic zone affect the weather around the region. Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Nepal is possible only when there is stable weather with clear blue skies.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight in Autumn

The September to November months in the Autumn season have stable weather throughout the region. The temperature can drop anywhere between -5 to -10 degrees Celsius in the nights and early mornings.

Moreover, the daytime temperature can range anywhere between 15 to 20 Degrees Celsius. This makes it ideal for trekking and traveling in the region. There is a moderate climate throughout the area. There are no fog, clouds, or any weather-related disturbances during Autumn. You will also get the best views of snow-capped mountains.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight in Spring

The March to May in the Spring season is another best time to trek and travel in the Everest region. The temperatures rise gradually in these months. There are moderate climates and temperatures all around. Green hills get covered in colorful flowers like rhododendron, and the whole environment looks beautiful.

Moreover, the temperatures average approximately 15°C in the daytime. It can drop to -10°C temperatures in nights and mornings. The clear, unobstructed views of snow-capped mountains are another highlight of this tour in Spring.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight in Summer/Monsoon

The summer-monsoon season from July to August brings heavy rainfalls, landslides, and avalanches along trails. During the nights and early mornings, you can experience heavy rains. The clouds generally clear up by the morning, and travelers will get gorgeous views of snow-capped mountains.

Furthermore, the spectacular views of snow-capped mountains after heavy rainfall is quite enchanting. Mount Everest remains covered in clouds most of the time. However, with extra precaution, you can still fly in the mornings when clouds clear up. Average temperatures range between 17 to 5 degrees celsius. However, you must plan carefully as there are high chances of flight cancellations due to poor weather conditions.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight in Winters

December to February in the region comes with heavy chances of snowfall. The temperatures can range anywhere between -10 to -15 degrees Celsius in mornings and nights, and temperatures in day range around 15 to 18 degrees Celsius. The Himalayas looks like a snowy wonderland in winters.

There are various challenges in winter, like freezing temperature, chilly winds, and heavy snowfall. This tour gives you a unique aerial perspective of the region. There are chances of flight cancellations due to poor weather conditions. However, you can take this tour with proper preparation and packing.

When is the Ideal Time for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

The Everest region is quite unpredictable with the weather. The best time for this incredible aerial tour is the Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May) seasons.

These seasons are generally known for stable weather and climatic conditions in the Everest region. There is minimal rainfall, clear blue skies, and a great environment overall. You can also observe the entire Everest Mahalangur Himalayan range from the helicopter. Moreover, this trip is ideal on any day with stable and good weather.

However, the weather is quite unpredictable. A sunny day can turn overcast in just a span of a few hours in the Everest region. This leads to frequent delays and cancellations of flights. Therefore, the weather forecast is an important factor on this tour.

Significant Landmarks of the Everest Region

Everest Base Camp (5,600 meters)

Everest Base Camp is an ideal destination for many trekkers and climbers. This beautiful camp lies at the base of the tallest mountain peak in the world at 5,600 meters. It provides you with fabulous views of a snow-capped mountain. Everest Base Camp trek is an adventurous trek that lies on the bucket list of avid trekkers.

The trekking adventure is just 12-13 days long, but rugged terrains in remote trails make it quite challenging. Therefore, many helicopter tours run in these regions and especially to Everest base camp. It takes around 4 hours to arrive at EBC from Kathmandu to Lukla. This incredible tour provides you stunning views of Mt. Everest, Khumbu glacier, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, and others.

Kala Patthar (5,545 meters)

Kala Patthar is a gorgeous vantage point of Mount Everest. It gets translated into “black rock” in the Nepali language. Mt. Pumori lies above Kalapathar, and there is the Gorakshep beneath it. The most beautiful pictures of Mount Everest are from this viewpoint in the Everest region.

Located at an altitude of 5,600 meters, it requires an early morning hike from Grokashep to arrive at Kalapathar. However, you can also reach here on a helicopter. The view of Mount Everest and other snow-capped mountains, including Mt. Pumori, Changtse, Nuptse, Lhotse, and others, will enchant you along trails. Therefore, Kalapathar is a must-visit viewpoint in the Everest region. Check Kathmandu to Kala Patthar Helicopter tour.

Lukla Airport (2,860 meters)

Lukla is another beautiful Sherpa town with the “Tenzing Hillary airport”, which is one of the most adventurous airports in the world. It is the starting point of the EBC trek and provides a magnificent vista. This airport is one of the busiest, with many flights from Kathmandu landing, especially in the mornings.

Lukla airport has a small runway of just 50m. It is quite challenging to land and take off airplanes from this airport. There are challenging weather conditions alongside a short runway, making it one of the world’s most extreme airports.

Everest View Hotel (3,880 meters)

Everest View Hotel (3,962 meters) is a luxury hotel and has a record for being the highest place hotel above sea level. The hotel situated in Syanboche of Sagarmatha National Park premises and just above ‘Namche Bazaar’ provides you with great facilities.

You will also get to experience excellent service, warm hospitality, and delicious meals. It is one of the Everest region’s must-visit points and has a unique architecture inspired by the local Sherpa tradition and heritage.

Tengboche Monastery

Tengboche monastery is an ancient Buddhist pilgrimage site. It is also known as the spiritual hub of the Everest region. You can find many nuns and monks performing their daily activities and prayers in Tengboche monastery premises. This oldest monastery in the country is architecturally unique and beautiful. Besides that, there are stunning mountain views that you can observe from various viewpoints.

Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar in the Khumbu region is a beautiful town. This commercial hub is famous for its many hotels, lodges, cafes, pubs, and others. It is where many trekkers and climbers start their climbing journey in the Everest region. It is a great place with many souvenir shops to bring memories back home as well. The vibrant atmosphere of the area is a unique aspect of this Everest region treks and tours.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour Cost

The Everest base camp helicopter tour costs depend upon the package of your choice. There are two options of either private or group joining tours. The maximum number of passengers allowed in flight is five, and you will share the cost with them. A private tour is ideal for those travelers traveling with a group of family and friends.

However, the maximum number of passengers of five remains the same even on private tours. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour cost is around $3600 if you take the private tour. You will also get to travel comfortably in your schedule. It is also a safe option in these COVID-19 pandemic situations.

If you take a group joining the tour, you will get paired with other passengers who also want to travel in a group. You will need to pay around $1200 for this group joining the tour. Hence, these tours in a group are quite popular as they are cheaper. However, some passengers may find it awkward to travel with other strangers. Therefore, we also have a private tour option.

An English-speaking professional guide is also available in these helicopter tours. The cost details of this trip are as follows:

Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour – Packing List

The EBC helicopter tour is a short duration trip that lasts only 4 hours. You don’t need to pack anything heavy, as in the case of trekking. There are cold weather conditions at such high altitudes. You must wear nice, warm and comfortable clothes during your trip. An oxygen cylinder is always available in standby mode in case of any emergencies.

Some of the items required for the high altitude region of Everest Base Camp/ Kalapathar are as follows:

  • Insulating thermals
  • Gloves, and socks
  • Sunscreens
  • Bottled water
  • Camera
  • Down jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Wind/waterproof trousers and shirts
  • Some Light snacks including Dry fruits, Chocolates
  • Lip balms
  • Fleece jacket

COVID-19 Safety Measures and Guidelines

We have implemented various safety measures and guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of all passengers. They are as follows:

  • All passengers boarding this helicopter flight must go through thermal screenings.
  • All passengers boarding this helicopter flight need to wear masks and face shields. The pilots and crew members will also wear masks along with sanitary gloves.
  • Passengers must use Hand Sanitizers and follow strict Social distancing throughout the tour.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Travelers require a photocopy of their passport and some non-refundable advance deposit for booking. The other part of the sum needs to get paid after you arrive in Nepal. You can pay in cash, mobile banking, traveler’s cheques, visa/MasterCard, and other government-approved payment methods.

You need to pay additional extra Bank service charges during the bank draft or transfer. While helicopter packages are on a sharing basis, you need to pay for all your extra expenses. You should be responsible for all your personal belongings on your own. You are liable for any theft, robbery, or loss of your personal belongings during the tour.

Moreover, this trip’s itinerary is also customizable as you can change the route length. It gets based on different factors like a weather-related emergency, altitude sickness, injury, and others. You can contact us for more details regarding this tour.

Cancellation Policy

As there are various uncertainties regarding scheduling and travel. Hence, you should learn about cancellation policies and regulations, so that you can have a hassle-free tour.

Cancellation policies are as follows:

  • For cancelations before 24 hours of scheduled departure or takeoff time, a full refund is available.
  • You can get your money back if a flight gets canceled due to weather-related reasons. The other option is that you can reschedule your trip for a favorable later date.
  • No payments are necessary if you reschedule 24 hours before departure or takeoff time.

Safety Tips for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Stay in your designated seats during the helicopter tour.
  • Wear your seat-belts at all times during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight landing tour
  • Do not stand mid-flight on this helicopter tour
  • Do not litter or throw stuff out of the window during the tour.
  • Do not go near the Rotor fan located at the back of the helicopter. Rotor fans can be quite dangerous. The rotor fan is a tail fan on the back that keeps moving for some time, even after the landing.
  • Take the permission of the captain before you start smoking on the flight.
  • All travelers should take it slow and move out one by one after landing.

Some Essential Aspects of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • The Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight landing tour will schedule based on the weather conditions.
  • There are frequent delays or cancellations in the Everest region.
  • There is no possibility of landing in unfavorable conditions.
  • These trips are also customizable, and you can choose your schedule and other preferences.
  • The helicopter will land at the next best place that is convenient in case of challenging conditions.
  • The captain may grant you some additional time upon request to observe beautiful sites.
  • If flights get canceled or delayed for various reasons, you can reschedule the flight for a later date.

Similar Helicopter Tours in the Everest Region

A helicopter from Kathmandu to Namche and vice versa

The helicopter from Kathmandu to Namche is a perfect trip for those trekkers who want to start their trekking from Namche. It also allows you to skip the airplane flight from Kathmandu to Lukla as it gets through many delays and lands in Namche. Helicopter tours are ideal for those trekkers who want to skip the flight to Lukla.

Moreover, the Lukla airport is one of the most dangerous airports in the world, with a narrow runway of just 50m. Trekkers can start their trekking journey from Namche Bazar. The trekkers can also return on a helicopter from Namche to Kathmandu.

Everest Helicopter tour to Namche is a comfortable trip that takes you to the Everest region. It also provides you with gorgeous aerial views of Hilly landscapes, serene waterfalls, green meadows, valleys, fast-flowing rivers. It also provides you with majestic views of Buddhist monasteries and settlements in the region. The aerial tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Helicopter Trip Lukla to Everest Base Camp and vice versa

This Helicopter trip to and from Base Camp Everest is one of the most popular helicopter packages in the region. Everest Base Camp trails are quite challenging for all trekkers and are not everyone’s cup of tea. Hence, this helicopter trip can reduce trekking days significantly.

After arriving at Lukla on a helicopter, you can take the Everest Base Camp helicopter ride and return in a span of a few hours. The helicopter ride is an excellent opportunity to observe the region’s snow-capped mountains, Hilly view, serene water streams, and ethnic Sherpa settlements look gorgeous from the top.

Hence, this trip is quite popular among family trekkers with seniors and children who cannot trek for two weeks to arrive at EBC.

Helicopter from Everest View Hotel to Everest Base Camp and vice versa

The helicopter from Everest View Hotel to Everest Base Camp is another excellent trip on a helicopter. It is just a 10 minutes ride to arrive at EBC from Everest view hotel and vice versa. This short-duration tour is a beautiful trip that helps you reach your destination sooner.

Moreover, this helicopter trip is especially ideal for those trekkers who fall sick due to altitude sickness or get injured while trekking. Therefore, those trekkers can arrive at their destinations in this Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour package. You can observe the stunning views of the Himalayas in a short amount of time.

Helicopter from Kathmandu to Everest View Hotel and vice versa

You can also take a short helicopter trip from Kathmandu to Everest View Hotel. Kathmandu Helicopter to Everest View Hotel takes around 45 to 50 minutes in clear and stable weather conditions. The journey is a great way to observe the brilliant views of natural heritages of the region. You can also celebrate cultural heritages of the area, including UNESCO-listed world heritage sites of Kathmandu.

The trip is ideal for those who want to trek but are more prone to altitude sickness. You can also use this helicopter trip if you have a short time in your trekking schedule. It is also beneficial to those who need immediate rescuing. Trekkers can take this ride to reach a lower region in a case of severe altitude sickness to reduce symptoms.

Helicopter from Lukla to Kala Patthar and vice versa

Kala Pathar is a scenic viewpoint in the Everest region that provides you with the most fantastic views of Mt Everest. Kalapathar also provides a better view than Everest Base Camp, and all Everest pictures are from here. Mount Everest and surrounding mountains look incredible from the Kala Patthar summit.

It takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes on a helicopter to arrive at Kalapathar. The trip provides you with an alternative view of Everest from Everest base camp. Kalapathar viewpoint is hence a favorite among Mount Everest trekkers. This trip is famous for these reasons as well.

Helicopter from Kathmandu to Gorak shep and vice versa

A Kathmandu to Gorak Shep trip is also on the cards. It takes around 65 minutes to arrive at Gorak Shep from Kathmandu and vice versa. The up-close view of snow-capped mountains and surrounding peaks is an enchanting experience.

Gorak Shep is a frozen sandbed used by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in their first ascent to Everest. The trekkers who get injured or cannot trek can take a return trip from Gorak Shep to Kathmandu.

Helicopter from Pheriche to Everest Base Camp and vice versa

Pheriche is another essential destination in the EBC trail. It takes around a short 5-10 minutes to arrive at EBC from Periche. The trip is also available in reverse as you can take a flight from Everest Base Camp to Periche.

Helicopter from Pheriche to Kathmandu and vice versa

Periche to Kathmandu helicopter flight is ideal if you don’t want to trek back to Lukla. It is a non-stop ride that takes you back to Kathmandu without a stop in the middle. Trekkers who want to shorten their distance and duration find this trip quite helpful.

You can also take the reverse trip from Kathmandu to Pheriche. The travelers can observe Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and others. The beautiful views of the region will enchant you along the tour.

Helicopter from Kathmandu to Dingboche and vice versa

Kathmandu to Dingboche is a stunning ride passing through various settlements of the region. This tour gives us a direct flight to Dingboche as you will skip trekking for a few days from Lukla. It reduces your trek duration and difficulty by a significant amount. Trekkers can also return from Dingboche directly to Kathmandu if they get injured and cannot trek in the region.

Helicopter from Kathmandu to Gokyo and vice versa

Gokyo is a beautiful place with seven pristine Gokyo lakes. The Kathmandu to Gokyo Helicopter ride is a great trip that takes around 60 minutes to complete. The Gokyo region looks incredibly beautiful from up above in an aerial tour.

Furthermore, there are many landmarks, including Ngozumpa glacier, Gokyo lakes, and Gokyo Ri. The turquoise Gokyo lakes look spellbinding from the top. You can also take this trip back to Kathmandu.

Helicopter from Tengboche to Everest Base Camp and vice versa

Helicopters from Tengboche to Everest Base Camp are alternative tours for trekkers who cannot trek past Tengboche for various reasons. It is a short-duration trek with just 15-20 minutes to arrive at EBC. As with all other helicopter trips, trekkers who fall sick due to altitude sickness or get injured can arrive at their destination in a short amount of time. You can also travel from EBC to Tengboche on your return trip.

Helicopter from Kathmandu to Tengboche and vice versa

A helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Tengboche is around 55 minutes. You can shorten the journey in the Everest region through this trip. It is a beautiful trip with great views of snow-capped mountains and magical hilly vistas. Trekkers who cannot continue the trek further can also take this reverse trek back to Kathmandu from Tengboche.

The Final Say

Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing is one one the most adventurous aerial tours in the world. This beautiful trip is a favorite among travelers as they can complete this spectacular tour in a short amount of time. This exciting ride completes in just a few hours. You can explore the beautiful hilly landscapes and the mystical Himalayas.

You can join a group joining or a private tour. This trip has a maximum of five passengers. You can share your costs if you travel on a group joining the tour. However, a private tour is more suitable for a trip with family and friends. There are many advantages of this tour as it is a safe and secure trip.

Moreover, it reduces the duration and difficulty of this trip by a significant amount. We hope you learned about this spectacular Everest Base Camp helicopter tour and other related information in detail. Contact us for more details about itinerary, cost, tips, FAQs, and others. Happy traveling!

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Safe and Comfortable Trip

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Customizable trips

We have customizable trips with arrival and departure dates. Hence, if you book with us, there is a possibility of personalizing your trips. You can manage your trips based on your requirements and schedule. Besides that, you can also extend or reduce the trips.

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Guarantee departure

We provide guaranteed departure on every booking you make. If there are any weather-related delays and disruptions, we reschedule the trip.

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Experienced crew members

Our crew members and ground staff at the airport and other helicopter landing spots are well experienced. You will be safe at all times during your helicopter trip journey.

Why Take The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Package?

Short duration tour

The short-duration EBC trip gets completed within a few hours. The more challenging EBC trek takes you almost two weeks to arrive at the destination. Therefore, this trip is ideal for those trekkers who want to come to EBC without any hassles in a short amount of time.

Magical views of the Himalayas

Everest region is gorgeous with many natural landscapes and cultural heritage. There are great Himalayan rivers, serene waterfalls, and glacial lakes. You can also observe Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and other ancient Sherpa settlements.

Moreover, the beautiful welcome and hospitality of the local people is another excellent aspect. The entire Himalayan panorama and bustling atmosphere are the prime attractions of Mt. Everest’s helicopter tour.

Private and group joining tour

This Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight landing tour has two different options of either private or group joining. A private tour allows you to skip a rigorous trekking adventure in remote terrains. Private tours with your family and friends in a relaxed atmosphere are a great experience.

However, if you are traveling solo, you should join a group for the helicopter tour. Group joining tours are generally conducted by matching passengers who want to take this trip. It is a cheaper option among the two as you will share the total cost among other passengers. Both these options can accommodate five passengers.

Safe and secure trip

Experienced flight pilots and crew members run this helicopter tour. It is a safe and secure trip as all safety measures are entirely taken into consideration. This helicopter tour also includes all necessary medical facilities like an oxygen cylinder. Besides that, our crew members are also well equipped in first aid. Hence, you should not worry about these details and enjoy your trip in peace.

Up close flight in low altitude

This helicopter ride from Everest base camp is a low-altitude flight. This means that you will get to observe the incredible vista in an up-close manner. You can also observe UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites from a different perspective. The Sherpa community’s gorgeous settlements and their unique heritage look enchanting on a helicopter tour.

Escape crowded trails

This incredible Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour of Nepal also allows you to escape crowded trails. You can move quickly and escape them completely by arriving at Everest base camp in a short duration. Hence, if you want to avoid crowded trails, this Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour is ideal for you.

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    from United States (US)
    December 30, 2023
    The snowstorms and wind in the Everest region are extreme. Without wonder, my trip to the Everest Base Camp also came with such challenges. But they were tackled so well by the crew. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour's mode of travel made it possible. They had a very rigid and familiar routine to tackle the extreme weather of the Everest region. The pilots were quite skilled and very well acquainted with flying through the Himalayas. Any chances of disaster caused by the weather were immediately tackled. If the weather during your flight time is bad, they immediately reschedule yours to the fastest and most convenient weather time. You do not have to worry about your flights canceling or your money as they easily refund you or reschedule.
  2. Trekking vs. Flying to the EBC
    Walter November 25, 2023
    Back in 2008, I trekked from Lukla to the Everest Base Camp. I remember the trek being very exhausting and unsatisfactory. It was quite long; several times, I questioned whether it was worth going. This time around, I visited the Base camp through the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. It was so very convenient and definitely worth the extra bucks I paid. It was an easy, smooth flight from Lukla to the base camp and then to the viewpoint at Kala Pathar. I hadn’t been here the last time so was very excited about it. The view of Everest from this point was beyond what I had imagined. I am definitely bringing my friends through this route the next time I visit Nepal. The booking and travel are straightforward, and the trip is short yet an ethereal experience.
  3. The unplanned tour to Everest Base Camp
    Leslie Leonard
    from United Kingdom (UK)
    November 25, 2023
    The schedule for the India trip had room for 3 more days of activities. But I was almost done with everything I had planned. I did not want to waste my next 3 vacation days, so I browsed about short trips to take from India. While I thought a quick 2 day trip to Nepal would be a good idea, I had not realized I could actually visit the Everest Base Camp within such a short time frame. I quickly booked a flight to Nepal along with a ticket for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The next day I reached Kathmandu, and the following day I completed my trip to the Kallapathar viewpoint and then back to Kathmandu. The fact that such an impromptu trip ended up becoming so easy and successful is mind-blowing. I am so happy that I chose to do it.
    Date of Experience: November, 2021
  4. The top of the world from Kalapatthar
    Michael Tanner November 25, 2023
    When I planned a trek to Everest's base camp, I thought it would mostly be tiring with a closer and adequate glance to the peak. But boy, I was wrong. The choice of travel was the key. I chose to go to the base camp via the Everest Base Camp Helicopter. This travel had a very well-constructed package for the tourists. Not only did I get to fly to the Everest Base camp so easily, but I also got to view Mount Everest through the Kala Patthar viewpoint. A normal self-planned package would never let me experience this. The trekking there would have me so exhausted I would barely experience Everest at its fullest. I highly recommend you to travel through this Helicopter tour if you want a fast-paced trip and an enchanting experience of seeing Everest up close.
    Date of Experience: November, 2021
  5. Breakfast in Everest View Hotel Helicopter Tour
    The post pandemic trip
    Henry Gagnon October 7, 2023
    After losing a few known friends and family due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my close ones are rarely open to allowing me to travel like before. I have trekked a lot of Himalayan trails before. The Everest Base Camp visit was a long time coming. I chose to travel through the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour and am so glad I did. The post-pandemic worry about COVID infection was taken care of. This trip was so secure in terms of COVID safety protocol that it could easily ensure my family of my safety. They had very good measures like frequent sanitation, the strict requirement of tests before and after travels, and the maintenance of a small crew for COVID safety. I highly recommend you travel to EBC through here.
    Date of Experience: October, 2022
  6. The glimpse of Everest from the sky
    Wanda Lazaro October 5, 2023
    Traveling to the Everest Base Camp by foot sounded too exhausting and time-consuming. But I really wanted to see Everest up close. When I planned on going to the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. My expectations were very limited. I never expected it to be the same as the trek. I was correct, but in all the wrong ways. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour was everything I wanted and more. It relieved me from having to exhaust my labor but let me experience the cinematic view of the Himalayas up close. Putting aside the destination, the travel was also equally fun. The observation of Namche Bazar and the ever-so-mesmerizing flow of Dudh Koshi was a heartwarming sight. The view from the helicopter of Namche bazaar and the locals from above was like watching a movie. It was surreal. If you're touring Nepal, you need to experience this Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.
  7. A regular family trip to Mount Everest
    Rita August 5, 2023
    Our family trip to Nepal had my children nagging me about wanting to climb Everest. It was quite difficult to explain to them that we could not do it. My husband wanted to make my kids happy. He found out about this offer to site seeing around the Everest trails. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour allowed me and my family to watch Mount Everest up close. We had never planned anything about going to the Himalayas, but since my children were so keen on Mount Everest, we did. This unplanned trip took less than a day and went perfectly. The kids were quite happy. These days they keep insisting they were at the top of the world in Nepal. It seems like they will remember this trip for a lifetime, and so will my husband and me. If you plan to vacation in Nepal with your kids, you can take them on the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. They will love you for it
  8. Unforgettable spring break
    from United States (US)
    April 30, 2023
    The American spring break turns out it coincides very well with the best timing for a Nepal tour. The weather isn't too hot, nor is it too chilly. It's the best time for exploring the Himalayas. A spontaneous trip to Nepal after my academic year was over led me to discover the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The flight was very comfortable, and my timing couldn't have been better. Enough sunlight shining throughout Everest's trails made the journey quite enchanting. The weather conditions were fabulous. There weren't any delays with the flight, and the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour package ended up being the best short (4-hour) trip ever. I had never really thought of Everest without the harsh snowstorm and freezing weather. But this trip gave me a completely different outlook on it. You ought to try this package, especially when the weather is as good as the Spring.
  9. New Beginnings at the Everest viewpoint: my engagement story
    James Shetler April 24, 2023
    My wife and I are both very fascinated by the Himalayas. So back when we were dating, seeing Everest up close was one of our bucket lists. We had planned and saved quite a lot for this trip. I also had a long and awaited plan to give her a ring and ask her to marry me on this trip. I knew taking a long trek to the Everest Base Camp would not be a fun proposal story, so I booked a flight for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The crew also helped me with my plan. I knew I wanted to ask her to marry me while we watched Everest up close from the Kala Patthar viewpoint. So after observing Everest up close, I presented my fiance with the ring and asked her to marry me. Although it sounds very ordinary, the scenic beauty of the Himalayas from the viewpoint was immaculate. It was quite romantic, and the rest of the tourists and crew were very excited for me too. It was the best moment of our lives, and of course, she said yes.
    Date of Experience: April, 2022
  10. The hospitality of the Mountains: sick in the Himalayan trails
    from Australia
    April 6, 2023
    I had reached Lukla for my sightseeing through Everest Base Camp and the Kala Patthar viewpoint. I felt a little out of the weather but managed to reach my destination through the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. I was traveling solo and did not have anyone to take care of me in case of unforeseen circumstances. I had not planned ahead for such situations either. However, the crew helped me in a very hospitable way. They made sure I had enough hot water and stayed hydrated and gave me extra pieces of clothing in case I needed them. They also made provision of food and accommodation, although it was not involved in my flight package. I was honestly very grateful and appreciative of the crew. Choosing the Everest base camp helicopter tour package was the safest and best decision I made during my travel.
  11. My second trip back to the EBC
    Samuel Quintero March 31, 2023
    Having already experienced an Everest base camp helicopter tour in the past, I could not go back there. The trip was and is still the most worthy trip I’ve ever had. Such a short trip to the Himalayas. You can plan it literally one day ahead and still go. Also, getting such easy means of transport to a significant place like Everest is amazing. The last time I had the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, it was too good to believe. I even wondered if this was a limited offer of some sort. But a few years later and it is still on. I encouraged my friends who are new to traveling in Nepal to do this deal too. The trip went as well as the last one. My friends loved it too. They keep sharing about how memorable the viewpoint from Kala Patthar was to people back home. The trip that made my journey to Nepal so wonderful back in the day made it more memorable.
    Date of Experience: March, 2022
  12. The Lukla airport experience
    Randy Brown
    from Canada
    May 10, 2021
    Ever since I learned that Lukla is one of the most dangerous airports in the world, I have been very wary about traveling through it. But after some of my friends took a trip through it, I gave it a chance. I booked a flight for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. I have to say giving it a chance was so worth it. I communicated with the pilot and the support staff and told them about my doubts. They were very kind enough to walk me through the types of equipment they use, share their experiences with me, and assure me I would be fine. A few minutes into the flight, I was busy sightseeing, and all my worries were gone. After finishing this trip, I can assure anyone else that this experience is worth it and nothing to fret over.
    Date of Experience: May, 2021
  13. Jomsom to Muktinath Helicopter
    The missed experience
    Edith Underwood February 17, 2021
    I had planned for a tour to the Everest Base Camp back in 2016. But unfortunately, due to a small sprain on my ankle, I had to cancel the whole plan. This had me devastated. So this time, I did my research and ensured I would go there. I found out about the availability of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. This was such a delight. A helicopter would’ve easily saved my canceled plan back in the day. But I was thankful for it this time around too. The flight was mesmerizing and quite comfortable. The rocky and icy landscapes of the Himalayas of Everest, along with the quaint and peaceful remote villages and the farmlands, are so wonderful. I highly suggest the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour if you want insurance on your Everest Base Camp trip plans.
    Date of Experience: February, 2021
  14. A flight near the world’s peak
    Alicia Messer
    from United States (US)
    February 2, 2020
    I always found the Himalayas so fascinating. But never in my wildest dream had I thought my experience in the Himalayas could end up being so surreal. I took a helicopter tour of the base camp of Everest, and it was so worth it. The snowcap-covered peak of the world seemed like something made out of a dream. Especially when you are so well accommodated in a flight, without all the discomfort, just getting to enjoy the scenic beauty is wonderful. The flight package was very worth it, and so was its itinerary. The travel through Dudh Koshi and the opportunity to observe the Buddhist monasteries and the locals at Namche bazaar was one hell of an experience. This trip was for sure on top of my most memorable live events.
    Date of Experience: January, 2020

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