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Price per person

USD $ 995

Trip Duration

1 Days

Country

Nepal

Group Size

1 To 5 Pax In One Trip

Trip Grade

1
Easy
Easy TripGrade are those in which less hiking is required - about 3-4 hrs per day. Good for begineers and less intensive. City Tours, Jungle Safari are some easy ones. Acclimatization is not required.

Activity

Heli Tours
Heli Tours

5 / 5 from 5 reviews

Arrival On

Kathmandu

Departure From

Kathmandu

Best Season

Winter, Spring and Autumn

Max Altitude

5525M

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Overview

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is an astounding flight tour, which lets excursionists revel in the wilderness of the world's highest mountain; Mount Everest within a short time duration. Without adding many complications like that of the Everest Base Camp Trekking, this helicopter landing tour serves even the kids and aged population.

In today's world, it is normal for everyone to have the dream of gazing at the beauty of Everest from its nearby destination. But relishing this pleasure is not in the fate of every people. Due to various physical health issues, most sightseers have to compromise their dreams.

Further, there are many tourers who are restricted due to the time impediment also. Thus with the scheme to ease the problem of each of these people from being at the Mount Everest Base Camp, this blissful Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour package is introduced.

Letting you witness the surreal beauty of fabled mountains, immense glaciers, and spectral wooded magnificent valleys, this EBC Helicopter trip gives the feel of being in the paradisical world.

Among many, some of the enchanting mountain ranges that you will be witnessing during this 1 Day Helicopter Everest Base Camp Flight Tour are Everest(8848m), Pumori(7161), Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Choyu (8201), Lingtren, and many others.

Upon landing at Kalapatthar what astonishes you the most is the unsurpassed view of Mt. Everest. Viewing Mt. Everest from Kalapatthar you will feel like you can reach out and touch the Mt. Everest summit without any hindrances.

What aspect of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour makes it the perfect Nepal Tour Package?

Gokyo Lake and EBC Helicopter Tour
Helicopter at the Bank of Third Gokyo lake

Staring Mount Everest from its close proximity is a big deal in itself. Thus besides this single valid reason, no other reason is required for anyone to join this Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp. However, the Everest Base Camp Flight tour is not only limited to the view of Mount Everest. There are other several reasons which enforce several travelers to join this eminent Nepal tour package. Some of them are listed below.

Does not involve the stress of long days of walk

A flight journey to Everest Base Camp skips all the harsh trekkings. Thus, even if you don't have the endurance for a long day's walk, you can now observe the mountains from a close distance. The travelers who have two weeks of time frame can choose Everest luxury Trek with a return helicopter flight.

Feast your eyes on the top views

The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour takes you very close to the mountains and hills. The mountain views are breathtaking even from a far distance. Getting a closer view, you will find sanity for a lifetime. Not only the mountains, the scenic views of valleys, landscapes, emerald forests, and glaciers everything seems more inspiring and unforgettable from the helicopter window.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is Suitable for people of all age groups

As this tour package does not involve long days of strenuous walks and can be completed within a day, people of all age groups can enjoy this tour full of ease and luxury.

Provides Full Safety

Not just the fascinating vistas, but the flight also promises you to provide a safe journey. Whenever required, the emergency oxygen cylinder is there for you. Further, the pilots of our helicopter flight are not just simple pilots. They have got the full training to get out of any trouble which might happen during the tour.

Reasonable Cost

Heading to the Everest region with your group, you will find the Everest Heli Tour Cost quite reasonable. Even if you are not in a group, we will add you to the available group so that you can share the cost price of the helicopter flight. However, if you wish for a private helicopter tour, then be ready to pay high. If you wish for further Everest Heli Tour Cost 2022 details, don't hesitate to ask us. We will provide you with the breakdown cost details on your inquiry.

Stopover Destinations of Helicopter Flight for Everest Base Camp

During our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, the flight makes its landing at various points for different purposes.

Lukla

After the take-off of the flight from the domestic terminal of the Tribhuwan International Airport, the flight to the Everest Base Camp make its first landing at the airport of Lukla. Further, while returning to Kathmandu from Kalapatthar, a helicopter flight again makes its landing at tiny Lukla airport. The main purpose of the helicopter's landing at the Lukla airport is refueling.

Kalapatthar First Viewpoint(Between Gorakshep and Kalapathar )

Continuing the flight from Lukla, the flight normally makes its another landing at the first viewpoint of Kalapatthar. However, in some weight-related cases, Periche might be its second stopover. However, in the current situation, no flights are allowed to land even from Kala Patthar's viewpoint.

Everest View Hotel(Syangboche)

After spending some blissful time at the Kalapatthar viewpoint location, the flight follows its way towards the Syangboche for the next 15minutes of break. Known as the highest altitude hotel in the world, Everest View Hotel is the landmark of the Everest region. Relishing the alluring views of Mount Everest and other magnificent mountains, take some beautiful pictures and enjoy the delicious breakfast at Everest View Hotel. Thereafter, the flight takes off and lands at Lukla for refueling.

Thamserku view During Everest Helicopter Tour
Thamserku view During Everest Helicopter Tour

After landing at Lukla, many helicopter flights land at Everest View Hotel. From here, managing the weight limit, they take some tourists for the further helicopter tour and leave others giving some time for a delicious breakfast.

Taking back the previous groups to Everest View Hotel for a luscious breakfast, they now take the other tour groups for a further helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp. After the completion of the tour of the entire group, the pilots take back all the visitors to Lukla and then eventually land in Kathmandu.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary

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Phase 1:

Drive to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport

Max. Altitude : 1345m

Early in the morning, our executive member will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport to catch the scheduled Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight. It takes around 15 minutes to reach the airport location from your hotel room.

Check-in at the airport and complete all the preparations required for the scheduled Helicopter Flight to the Everest Base Camp. Upon arriving at the domestic terminal of the International airport do the check-in procedure. After showing all the required documents and tickets we will then make our way towards the departure point.

Phase 2:

Fly to Lukla airport

Walking Hours : None

Accomodation : None

Max. Altitude : 2830m

At around 7 am our flight for Lukla airport takes off. Also known as the Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla airport is one of the tiny airports in Nepal. Starting from the Kathmandu Valley, the pleasing aerial views of the valley mesmerize you with their charm. Leaving the Valley with striking views of Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Nuwakot, and many others the flight head towards Dolakha and Jiri.

With the eye-pleasing views of Sherpa settlements below and magnificent mountains in the front, the flight makes its landing at the Lukla Airport.

Phase 3:

Refuelling of the Flight at Lukla airport

As soon as the flight land at the Lukla airport, the flight will take some time to fuel. Known as the gateway of the Everest Region, it is the place where you can see the Sherpa settlements. Till the flight gets refuelled, you can take a glimpse of the unique Sherpa culture and their lifestyle.

Phase 4:

Helicopter flight to the Kalapatthar

Max. Altitude : 5548m

After refuelling, the helicopter heads towards the Kalapatthar for the next landing. Flying over the Namche, Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep, the flight eventually stop at Kalapatthar.

Along with the spectacular views of these settlements, the close-up aerial view of the surrounding mountains takes your happiness and excitement to the next level.

Phase 5:

Helicopter Landing at Kalapatthar for the wonderful exploration

It is the maximum altitude that you will reach during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. After landing at this fascinating viewpoint, looking at the surrounding views of majestic mountains you will fall in love with this Himalayan country more deeply.

In front of your eyes is the highest Mount Everest gleaming whereas on the surrounding the views of Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Cholatse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and many others are spreading their charm in their own way. The mountains from here appear so close that you feel like seeing and touching them.

Flying directly from the lowest elevation of Kathmandu to the highest elevation of Kala Patthar, there is a high risk of getting altitude sickness if spent more time. Thus the strolling time at Kalapatthar is set around 10 minutes. Amidst the snowy nature, the time of 10 minutes is enough to savor the beauty of the pristine Himalayas. To relive the moments at your home, capture the moments with your beautiful camera.

For safety purposes, during the landing time also the engine of the flight keeps on operating.

Phase 6:

Flying over the Everest Base Camp land at Syangboche

Walking Hours : None

Accomodation : None

Giving you the ample opportunity to relish the thrilling views of Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Icefall, the helicopter flight to Everest, fly over the Everest Base Camp to make its landing at Syangboche. As it is not allowed for a commercial helicopter to land at the Everest Base Camp.

Therefore, without making the actual landing, the flights just hover above the Everest Base Camp. Thereafter it heads directly to the Syangboche where the world's highest placed hotel is located.

Phase 7:

Enjoy the luscious breakfast at Everest View Hotel

Max. Altitude : 3880m

Settled within the area of Sagarmatha National Park, Everest View Hotel is famous for its delicacies and its location. The menu of this hotel serves travelers with Japanese, Continental, and many other food options. It all depends on your interest whether to or not to enjoy the breakfast here. From interiors to the hospitable hotel staff, each and every aspect of this hotel are perfect for the visitors' refreshment.

Located at an altitude of around 3880m, besides breakfast the view of Everest and other mountains from this point is beyond the word to explain. The flight will stop for around 45 minutes.

Phase 8:

Fly back to Lukla and refuel

After enjoying the delightful time at the Everest View Hotel location, the flight again takes you back to the Lukla. On the way, you will have the fortune to relish the areal views of mountains and scenery in abundance. Upon reaching Lukla, the flight will take some time for refueling.

Phase 9:

Everest Base Camp Helicopter return to Kathmandu Valley

It's time to say goodbye to the Everest region. Letting you spot the sceneries that you had missed before, the flight takes you back to the Kathmandu Valley. With the 45minutes of flight time from Lukla to Kathmandu, we will take you back to the hotel after the safe landing.

Note: During the COVID-19 period, it was not allowed to land at the Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp. Helicopters land at these places just for rescuing or other related purposes. For now, the flights make their landing at the Everest View Hotel and lower Kala Patthar.

  • Mount Everest Helicopter Tour Price includes the following services.
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by a private vehicle.
  • 4-5 hours helicopter flight.
  • National Park fee.
  • Breakfast in Syangboche the highest 3 star Everest view hotel.
  • Company service charges.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Emergency oxygen inside the helicopter. (Additional cost required for the personal use of the oxygen outside helipad).

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Best Season for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Tour

Tabuche Mountain from Everest Heli tour
Tabuche Mountain from Everest Heli tour

Located at the highest altitude region, the weather and climate of the Everest region keep on changing most of the time. But due to the short time duration of our helicopter tour, it does not affect our tour plan that much. However, there is something that makes us stop the flight take-off. And that something is the foggy weather and rainfall.

Flying to Everest on such days you cannot clearly observe the mountain ranges and stunning scenery of diverse topology. Thus choosing the best time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight is always a recommended option.

Well known as the best trekking and travel seasons in Nepal, both Autumntime and Springtime are the topmost and most admired seasons for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The stable and the warm days of these seasons let you revere the stunning views of Himalayan ranges and Valleys. Further, if you opt to explore this region during the spring, then the enthralling views of blooming rhododendron and other wildflowers will always be there to fascinate you.

As both of these seasons receives a huge crowd of trekkers, for peace lovers Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour during the winter month is highly recommended. Moreover, a helicopter tour of the Everest Region during this season greets the travelers with bewitching views of the snow-covered Himalayas. With so much of an advantage, the only thing you have to take care of during the winter tour is the chilly cold temperature of that region.

Due to the rainfall and foggy weather, there arise several chances of flight cancellation or delays. Thus, it is best to avoid the summer flight to the Everest Base Camp.

The weight limit for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing

Each helicopter flying to the Everest Base Camp holds a weight limit of a maximum of 500kg. 5pax is the maximum weight limit for this Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. However, while landing at the lower viewpoint of Kalapatthar, the maximum weight of the flight should not exceed the weight of 240kg. Thus if the flight is carrying up to 3pax with an average weight of under 240kg, then without landing anywhere in between the flight can directly land at Kalapatthar/Everest Base Camp.

In the case of 5pax, the helicopter has to operate two shuttle flights from Periche or Everest View Hotel to Everest Base Camp/Kalapatthar. After making the proper balance of the bodyweight up to 240kg on average, the flight finally heads to the Kalapatthar.

Things to remember before joining the Helicopter Tour to the Everest Base Camp

  • During the briefing session, listen to the caption properly. They will instruct you how and when to enter and exit the aircraft.
  • Do not move to change the seats when the flight is flying. You can change the seats during the landing time.
  • Remember not to throw anything from the flight window.
  • Though there is no age limitation for this helicopter landing tour, people with serious heart problems or similar diseases should not opt for this daring high-altitude trip.
  • There is a high chance of flights getting delayed or canceled due to bad weather or poor visibility. Thus, while planning for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, you better separate one or 2 spare days.
  • Don't forget to carry a valid visa and passport while heading for the Flight Tour to EBC.
  • During the flight tour, you will be hovering over the Sagarmatha National Park area. Thus an entry permit to the Sagarmatha National Park is required.
  • Besides these things, some other COVID-19 safety measures are:
  • All the passengers in the flight need to wear face shields and mask.
  • Strictly follow the rule of maintaining social distance throughout the trip.
  • Make sure to use the hand sanitizer time and again.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Gear List

Wears and other items required during Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

In contrast to that the Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Base Camp Trek, this helicopter tour doesn't demand the packing of heavy trekking gear. However, to enjoy the full out of the journey you just have to pay proper attention to your clothing and wearing.

To cope with the high altitude temperature and pressure of wind, always remember to put on the dress in layers. Further, you also have to prepare to save yourself from high-intensity UV rays at a higher altitude. During your packing, do remember to carry only the essential things, otherwise, you might have to face the weight problem during the flight journey.

The list of gears that we recommend you to carry during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is mentioned below.

  • Down Jacket.
  • Windproof Jacket.
  • Warm Hat.
  • Warm Gloves.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Warm Trouser.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Lip Balms.
  • UV Protection Sunglasses.
  • Scarf.
  • Camera.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour FAQ'S

Q. Dingboche to Everest Base camp Helicopter tour:

Q. Everest Helicopter Tour From KTM To KTM

Q. Lobuche to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Q. Lukla to Everest Base Camp Ready for Flight

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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Reviews
Evelyn
Evelyn
GermanyEverest Flight was so nice and view clear mountain

Birendra took us up the mountain with a Helicopter flight. He was always very considerate in taking us to our Flight and breakfast and getting us refreshments when Everest View Hotel 3880m. The flight to the helicopter was so amazing and we saw lots of mountains during the flight and having breakfast time. I would definitely recommend Birendra and Mission Himalaya for future Trekking and tour.

Hannah
Hannah
AmericaNo words to describe the View on Everest Helicopter tour

We have no words to describe the View on Everest Helicopter tour and the mountains surrounding it, and the experience of flying around them. Service provided by Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions was superb. Reasonable price and you can get exactly what you need.  Congratulations to the Mission Himalaya Management team.

Amelia
Amelia
CanadaWonderful flight

Birendra and his team were so wonderful. I would recommend for everyone sure. My one piece of advice is to make sure the flight time of the helicopter. The Pickup drop and helicopter flight time pick up and drop are on time. The pilot shows us the village and mountains. He is so talkative.

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