Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Last Updated on Oct 7, 2022

The Everest base camp by helicopter is a unique Heli ride to the base camp Everest for exploring the best Himalayan panorama around the mountains. Kathmandu Everest helicopter tour starts early in the morning from Kathmandu domestic terminal, rounds around the massifs of Mountain Everest, and returns back to Kathmandu within the same flight. This Heli flight lasts for about 4 hours awarding the visitors with the sight of skyscraping mountains, green hills, culturally and historically magnificent cities and valleys, and snowy landscape.

Mt. Everest by helicopter is the high-altitude Heli ride that lets you skip the 12 to 14 days of trekking for reaching base camp yet gives the full-fledged Everest experience in the shortest time possible. Amid this helicopter circuit tour to the rudimentary camp of Mt.Everest, the main attractions remain landing opportunities at Lukla, Pheriche (if necessary), Kala Patthar, Hotel Everest View, and again to Lukla, Himalayan breakfast at Hotel Everest View - Guinness world record holder hotel in the world, scenic helicopter flight, an encounter with the unique Tibetan and Buddhist cultures and lifestyles, and so forth.

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Shortest helicopter tour experience in Everest

Get the shortest helicopter tour experience in Everest by this one-day round trip program passing through the extraordinary aerial route. The Heli tour follows the prevailing Mount Everest helicopter route starting from Kathmandu to Lukla and continues to Kapa Patthar, Hotel Everest View, and finally to Kathmandu via Lukla.

Early in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and dropped off at Kathmandu airport (Tribhuvan International Airport). It is mandatory to take your passport and boarding pass in order to take the flight. At the airport, the weight inspection will be done and upon its completion, you can hop in the helicopter after the pilot's signal.

After you sit on the helicopter, it will take around 35 to 40 minutes to reach Lukla. At Lukla, the flight will halt for about 10 to 15 minutes for defueling. You can utilize this time for photographs and exploring the short distance around Lukla airport. But be conscious that you won't go farther enough to make the helicopter wait for you.

From Lukla, you will fly to Pheriche and it will take around 18 to 20 minutes to reach there. In Pheriche, the group will be maintained (according to the weight and persons' criteria - 240 kgs and 3 pax), and then the helicopter flies to Kala Pathar. It will take about 10 minutes to reach Kala Patthar from Pheriche. In Kala Patthar, you will have about 10 minutes to explore the Himalayan landscape and enjoy the photographic moments.

Furthermore, you will fly from Kalapathar to Hotel Everest View by helicopter and there you will have an exotic breakfast in Nepali style. Then, spending some time in Hotel Everest View with photographs and videos will be followed by a direct scenic flight to Kathmandu by helicopter. It will take around 1 hour to complete the HEV to Kathmandu distance.

Major attractions of Everest base camp helicopter tour

  • Scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Everest base camp and return back.
  • Helicopter landing opportunity at the highest viewpoint - Kala Patthar, highest places hotel in the world - Hotel Everest View and Lukla airport - one of the most dangerous airports in the world.
  • Get in touch with the highest mountain in the world - Mount Everest, at the lowest price possible.
  • Exotic breakfast at Hotel Everest View in local style.
  • Aerial view of mountains like M. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Gaurishankar, etc., glaciers like Khumbu, icefalls, green hills, and local settlements.
  • Confront the unique cultures and traditions of Tibetan and Buddhist people of the Nepalese Himalayas.

Major landing points for a helicopter tour to Everest base camp

  1. Lukla - “Landing opportunity at the height and one of the most dangerous airports in the world at an altitude of 2845 meters”
  2. Kala Patthar Viewpoint - “Landing opportunity at the highest viewpoint of the Everest region at an altitude of 5644 meters”
  3. Hotel Everest View - “Landing opportunity with breakfast at the highest placed hotel in the world at an altitude of 3869 meters”
  4. Pheriche - “Optional landing opportunity at an altitude of 4371 meters when there is a need for shuttles”

Everest base camp helicopter group tour cost

Are you single, dual, or trio in a group, and are seeking the chance to explore the Everest mountain region in a budget-friendly itinerary? If yes, an Everest base camp helicopter tour on a group joining basis is perfect for you. If you are 1, 2, 3, or 4 in numbers, you can contact us and we will manage the EBC helicopter ride for you at the cheapest price from the existing market rate. Here, we present the bulleted cost details for our Mt. Everest helicopter tour package on a group sharing basis:

1 to 2 pax - $995 per person (paying together or individually)
3 to 4 pax - $925 per person (paying together)
5 to 10 pax - $895 per person (paying together)

Remember that, if there are more than 3 persons in a helicopter (flying from Kathmandu), there will be a necessity for a shuttle. So, the helicopter will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, then to Pheriche, and finally, the helicopter trip continues to Kala Patthar and Hotel Everest View. In Pheriche, helicopter shuttles (with a maximum of 3 people with a weight limit of 240 kgs in a helicopter) are maintained and you are flown towards the higher altitudes.

Everest base camp helicopter private tour cost

Are you at most 5 persons in a group and are looking for packages to explore Mount Everest base camp in the shortest time frame at a reasonable price? Everest base camp helicopter tour cost on a private basis is perfect for you. It is a comparatively expensive tour format than a group joining a tour but is worth spending every penny. With this helicopter tour on a private basis, enjoy the Heli ride to Everest mountain in a short period of time alongside your own private group. You will have full personal space to enjoy the views and live the Everest moments to the extreme. Here are the cost details for the EBC helicopter tour on a private basis:

1 to 3 pax - Total of $3650 in total (for the single shuttle)
4 persons - Total of $3950 (for the double shuttle)
5 people - Total of $4250 (for the double shuttle)

Remember that, the helicopter will fly directly from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kala Patthar to Hotel Everest View and then back to Kathmandu if you are a maximum of 3 persons in a helicopter (flying from Kathmandu). However, if you are a maximum of 3 persons and the weight limit exceeds 240 kgs, you will be flown from Lukla to Pheriche, and in Pheriche, the shuttle is maintained. Then only the helicopter ride to base camp Everest continues.

Helicopter tour to Everest base camp

Heli tour to Everest base camp not only starts from Kathmandu, but also from other points of Everest like Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, Tengboche, Pheriche, Hotel Everest View, Gokyo, and so on. No matter where it starts, the scenic EBC Heli ride offers scenic aerial and terrestrial views of natural topography throughout the trip.

Want to fly to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world - Mount Everest and a rudimentary camp-site set by legendary Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzin Norgay Sherpa, Everest base case helicopter tour is the suitable package for you.

Anuja Sharma

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