All inclusive packages with meals & flight (Ktm-Lukla-Ktm)
Good to Know
Duration 5 Hours
Trip Destination Everest Base Camp
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Max. Altitude 5545m
Trip Type Helicopter Tour
Everest base camp helicopter tour is a full-day tour that takes you from Kathmandu to the 5,346-meter-high Everest base camp. The helicopter will land safely at the well-known viewpoint, Kala Patthar. In a blink of an eye, you will be flying high in the sky, enjoying surreal aerial views of verdant hills and the Himalayan mountains. Kathmandu to Kala Patthar helicopter tour takes around one hour.
Helicopter tour to Everest base camp is good fit for those who can't go trekking but want to experience the thrill of being on Mount Everest's lap. Everest base camp helicopter tour package with landing is a perfect choice for different types of Travel.
Everest base camp helicopter day tour provide wonderful feature of being available to people of any age. Traveller can experience the freedom of Himalayas by taking in them spectacular scenery and magnificent snow-capped mountains.
During helicopter tour to Everest, Khumbu Region, Traveller are able to witness spectacular areal view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mount Nuptse, Mount Changtse, Mount Lhotse, Mount Pumori, and many other Eight-thousander.
While reaching to Everest base camp or landing point of Kala Patthar, you'll have chance to witness the gem Everest Region like Tengboche monasteries, prayer flags, and Sherpa communities also add more to the beauty of Himalayas.
Once you reach Kala Patthar, which is considered as very popular destination for trekkers and travllers for most accessible closeup view of Mt. Everest.
Taking Helicopter flight to Everest base camp is undoubtedly a convenient and luxurious way to explore the Himalayas. Heli tour to Everest base camp fall under best-selling packages in terms of its experience, time flexibility, our high-quality service and experienced pilot guide. There is nothing else like, Flying in Helicopter to Everest base camp, unique experience you will have on the flight.
Helicopter tour to Everest base camp is popular among national and international travelers due to it deals to have a close eye view of highest mountain in world, Mount Everest. Despite Everest Heli tour runs for some hours of a day. It delivers most pristine view of high mountains, green lush forest, brownish hills, blooming flowers, and adjacent snowy landscape. Read our "Useful Information" for more details about the Everest Helicopter Tour.
Quick Look on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
The easiest way to get to Everest Base Camp.
To reach Everest base camp take an helicopter tour.
Single-person booking or group joining is acceptable (Check our fixed departure section).
Private tour departures (Every day).
Instant and secure online booking system.
Helicopter tour Prepone or Postponement service free of cost.
Full Everest helicopter ride package at a best-guaranteed price.
Safe Helicopter flight landing with a highly experienced pilot and dedicated team members.
Fly around Nepal, a stunning mountainous nation & discover Nepal's diverse landscapes.
Enter the Everest region, where Sherpas and a variety of eight-thousander mountains can be found.
View the regions with historic monasteries from above, including Tengboche Monastery.
Rejoice to be on Mount Everest's foothills. Landing on Kala Patthar offers the greatest views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks.
Breakfast at Hotel Everest View which is one of the Highest Placed Hotel in The World.
Panoramic views of the spectacular peaks of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Nuptse, and many others rise up into the sky.
Best Months for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - 2023, 2024 & 2025
Throughout the year, Everest base camp helicopter tour is available. Although, spring and autumn season, are best time for Heli tours.
During these seasons, weather is less windy which is best fit to fly choppers, bright and cheerful which is good for photos and videos.
The Best months for Helicopter Tour is March to May, and September to November. During these months tour offers breathtaking and clear viewing experience of flying over Himalayas of Nepal.
Travelers can also able book and enjoy this helicopter tour during December, January & February. During these months, visibility is less, low chances of helicopter flight operation. Less chance of group sharing helicopter flight, so private flight booking is recommended and have few spare days so that we can postpone helicopter tour if needed.
Besides this, if you are looking for a private Everest helicopter tour, it is possible with an extra spare day. It helps us to plan for the next day if your planned trip date gets cancelled due to bad weather.
There is a chance of flight getting cancelled in winter and summer due to hazy fog and continuous rains. If flights get cancelled, we guarantee a full refund. Recommend for advance booking of helicopter flight to all keen travelers of Everest base camp helicopter tour during the best seasons.
Regarding the trip booking, early birds gets the best deal.
Advance booking is open for the years 2023, 2024, and 2025.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Flight Landing Schedule
We provide four different flight landing options across the whole Everest Himalayas. These are the primary highlights of this Mount Everest helicopter tour.
Awe-inspiring views of tall mountains, including Mount Everest and other Himalayan ranges, as well as hills, glaciers, icefalls, ridges, Chortens, and other natural features, can be seen upon landing at these locations.
Here are a few summaries of the chances of landing in different areas while on tour to Everest base camp by helicopter.
1. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing at Lukla Airport - 20 Minutes
Lukla airport, also known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport, is a small airport located in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. It is the gateway to the popular trekking destination of Mount Everest and the starting point for many trekkers and climbers heading to the mountain.
The airport is situated at an elevation of 2,845 meters and is known for its challenging runway, which is considered one of the most dangerous in the world due to its short length and steep incline.
Following its designation as the most dangerous airport in the world for more than 20 years by the 2010 History Channel documentary Most Extreme Airports, it attracted international attention.
The airport's unique location and setting, nestled in the Himalayan mountains, offers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including Mount Everest. Visitors can also explore the nearby Sherpa village of Lukla and experience the local culture and daily lifestyle.
2. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing at Pheriche - 30 Minutes
Similarly, the chopper will head for Pheriche (4371 meters), where a second chance to land will be available. Pheriche keeps track of the weight and number of passengers on each flight. After around 20 minutes, the helicopter stops here.
Pheriche is a small village located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, and it is most well-known as a popular stopover point for trekkers on the way to Mount Everest Base Camp.
The village is situated at an altitude of 14,300 feet (4,357 meters) and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including the Ama Dablam and Nuptse peaks.
Pheriche is also home to the Himalayan Rescue Association, which provides medical assistance to trekkers and climbers in the area.
In addition to the natural beauty and mountaineering opportunities, Pheriche also offers a glimpse into traditional Sherpa culture, as the village is inhabited mostly by Sherpa people, who are known for their expertise in high-altitude climbing and trekking. One can roam around and know about it from the locals as well.
3. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing at Kalapathar Helipad - 5 to 8 Minutes
The helicopter then ascends to Kala Patthar (5545 meters) from Pheriche, carrying a maximum of 240 kgs and three people in one chopper.
The third landing possibility for this helicopter trip is at Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar, which translates to "black rock", is a popular attraction during this helicopter tour of the Himalayan mountain range.
This peak, located in the vicinity of Mount Everest, offers breathtaking views of the world's highest mountain and the surrounding snowy peaks.
The helicopter landing at Kala Patthar allows for a unique perspective of the mountain range, as well as the opportunity to see Kala Patthar up close without having to undertake the physically demanding hike to reach its summit.
Visitors will be able to capture stunning photographs and memories of the breathtaking natural beauty that Kala Patthar and the surrounding mountains have to offer.
4. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing at Hotel Everest View - 1 Hour for Breakfast
Finally, the helicopter will fly to Hotel Everest View (3880 meters), where you will stop for approximately 35 minutes to have breakfast with a front-row seat to Mount Everest. Keep this fourth landing opportunity in mind with further images and videos.
Hotel Everest View is a highlight of Everest base camp helicopter tour of the Himalayas. Perched at an elevation of 3,880 meters, the hotel offers breathtaking views of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.
Guests can admire the majestic mountain from the comfort of their rooms or while enjoying a meal in the hotel's restaurant.
The hotel also serves as a base camp for trekkers and climbers, making it a prime spot for helicopter tour that offer a unique perspective on the challenging and beautiful terrain of the region.
After your tour, you will fly to Kathmandu via Lukla. A helicopter flies to Lukla to refuel before continuing on its hour-long journey to Kathmandu.
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Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas on an Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. See Mount Everest up close without the need for days of trekking. Enjoy a scenic flight over the Khumbu region, visit Kala Patthar for the best views of Mount Everest, and return to Kathmandu in one day. Book now for an unforgettable experience!
Visit our Check Availability section to make a reservation for the Everest helicopter tour, and for a private helicopter tour Book a Private Trip.
Duration4 to 5 Hours
Highest Altitude5,644.5 m (18,519 ft)
05:30 AM: Pick up at the hotel and drive to Tribhuvan international airport
Early in the morning, our company representative will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Tribhuvan International Airport.
It will take around 15 to 30 minutes to reach the airport from the hotel.
06:00 AM: Prepare for a Everesr Base Camp Helicopter Tour after check-in at the airport
After reaching the airport, you will be taken to the helicopter. After completion of some procedures, you will enter into the helicopter and the flight will gradually take off.
07:45 AM: Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport and refueling at Lukla
It will take around 45 minutes to reach Lukla from Kathmandu Airport. Lukla inhabits one of the most dangerous airports in the world at an altitude of 2860 meters.
EBC Helicopter flight offers an awesome look at the unique locale of Nepal.
After reaching Lukla, the journey will pause for around 10 to 15 minutes. This time is utilized for refueling the helicopter.
Enjoy the first view of the snowy landscape and greenery from Lukla.
08:45 AM: Helicopter flight towards Everest base camp / Kala Patthar
The helicopter will take off from Lukla and reach Everest Base Camp / Kala Patthar within 30 minutes.
Across the route, you will overview Namche Bazaar, Sagarmatha National Park, Pheriche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorakshep.
Mesmerizing mountains, villages, religious sites and monasteries, suspension bridges, and glaciers will be there to offer chills to your eyes.
If shuttles are required, the helicopter will fly to Pheriche first to maintain the weight and pax limit. Then, the helicopter tour will continue towards Everest Base Camp / Kala Patthar
09:30 AM: Helicopter flight ground time at Kala Patthar
Kalapatthar 5545 meters, here you will have around 5 to 8 minutes of ground time to explore around and capture memories.
It is the highest viewpoint of the Mount Everest. It is famous for its sunrise and sunset view over mountains and 30-degree panoramic view of mountain peaks and ranges.
En route, you will fly over Everest base camp with an aerial view of glaciers and prayer flags.
09:55 AM: Fly from Kala Patthar to Hotel Everest View
After beautiful moments at Kala Patthar, you will fly towards Hotel Everest View. It is the highest altitude hotel at a height of 3880 meters in Syangboche.
It is the perfect place for relaxation and delicious meals in the Himalayas. Helicopter lands at HEV for breakfast and stops for around 30 to 40 minutes.
Enjoy the authentic breakfast at the highest altitude hotel in the world with the best panoramic view of the highest mountain in the world!
10:50 AM: Helicopter flight from Hotel Everest View to Lukla
After breakfast, the helicopter will fly towards Lukla and stop for 10 to 15 minutes for refueling.
It will take around 10 to 12 minutes to reach Lukla from Syangboche. En route, you will pass through Namche Bazaar and Sagarmatha National Park.
At this point, have your last sight of Everest and its surrounding!
11:15 AM: Final Helicopter Blight Back to Kathmandu from Lukla
It is the last stage of this Mount Everest base camp helicopter journey.
The chopper will fly from Lukla to Kathmandu following the scenic route. It will take around 45 minutes to complete the distance.
12:10 PM: Drive from Kathmandu airport to your Hotel
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, our team members will transfer you to your hotel after completing the Everest base camp helicopter tour. Here, the trip officially ends but our association does not.
The above given time schedules are approx, the timing may slightly change according to the current scenario of the weather situation.
We will inform you about on the same day of the tour. We will be with you at the airport to update the changes.
You can book other trips with us and we will make it happen for you, even on short notice. Feel free to contact us!
Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.
We provide 1 time pickup from your Hotel in Kathmandu and 1 drop off to your hotel after the tour completed. However if weather doesn't allow us to fly in our targeted date then next days pick up or drop off would be on your own. We definetely provide it with extra cost.
Space in a helicopter for a maximum of 5 people in 1 helicopter
Everest base camp entry permit arrangement service only
Medical kits will be carried by our team
We carry Oxygen Cylinder for emergency cases (Need to pay extra if you use it)
20 minutes of landing at Lukla airport before EBC Tour and 30 Minutes after the tour.
1 Hour break at Everest View Hotel for Breakfast
6 to 8 Minutes of landing at Kalapather View Point (Black Rock)
Helicopter fly over to Everest Base Camp
Government Taxes & Helicopter fuel surcharges
Life insurance during a helicopter ride (provided by helicopter company)
Domestic Airport entry gate pass Rs. 500 per person
Your personal health insurance
Breakfast at Hotel Everest View (You can get a set breakfast at $ 25++ Per Person)
Personal expenses like brunch in Everest View Hotel or in Lukla (in case of long holding due to weather or emergency cases)
Any kinds of hard or soft drinks during the tour
Personal mountain gears
Everest base camp entry fees (National Park Permit- USD 30 or 3000 Rupees in Nepali Currency)
Local Government Entry Permit of Rs 2000 (started from Sep 2023)
Everest base camp helicopter tours are operated throughout the year round, and we also provide daily fixed departures for the month's March, April, May, September, October, and November. As for private bookings, NTA has departure dates available for any date you desire for the years 2023, 2024, and so on.
Book a private helicopter for 5 people and get in USD 850 per person.
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NTA offers private Everest helicopter tours throughout the year; reservations can be done for any dates that suits your preferences for the years 2023, 2024, and so on. Click the Book Now section below to reserve your seat for the dates of your choices.
Book a private helicopter tour to Everest base camp for 5 people and get in USD 850 per person.
Everest base camp helicopter tour is one the best thrilling adventure flight that takes you to the base camp of Mount Everest. It is because of the trip’s deal to take you to the lap of the Nepalese Himalayas within a limited time frame.
Heli tour to Everest base camp is a great option for those who can't hike yet and want to feel the thrill of being on Mount Everest's flanks. It is specifically designed for tourists who do not have the time or resources to trek for longer days in the Himalayas.
E.B.C. Heli tour with landing starts from Kathmandu, makes a full circuit to Everest region with various places or viewpoints like Lukla (2860m), Kala Patthar (5644.5m), Hotel Everest View (3880m), and back to Kathmandu (1400m).
Helicopter Tour to Everest base camp can be booked individually or in groups. Similarly to that, it operates on a daily fixed departure basis throughout the main seasons and on specific dates. We offer pilots that are courteous and well-experienced in flying safely at higher altitudes. On this tour, they will serve as both your rider and your guides.
The 4-5 hour tour to Everest is also accessible to persons with physical limitations and even to senior citizens. During the tour, it offers 20 minutes of landing at Lukla airport, 30 minutes at Pheriche, and 8 to 10 minutes of landing at the highest viewpoint Kalapatthar 5550 meters in height.
One day tour to Everest by helicopter will provide a chance to enjoy breakfast at Hotel Everest View. Kala Patthar is one of the best viewpoints of Mount Everest which gives you a close eye on the World's tallest Mountain peak.
The snow-capped Himalayan range can be seen in some amazing cinematic during the flight to Everest base camp with landing. Wonderful peaks like Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and some of the breathtaking Everest region vistas may be seen while on the trip.
The tour departs daily from 6 am to 8 am in the morning and ends around midday or before 4 pm. The main reason to start this EBC Heli tour early in the morning is to grab the beautiful snowcapped mountain in the sunlight.
Mostly the morning offers very clear visibility with less wind. From the safety prospect as well it is recommended to fly early as possible.
Everest Heli Tour Package
Everest Base Camp helicopter tour package offers a unique and thrilling way to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and see Mount Everest up close. Heli tour to Everest provides a scenic flight over the Khumbu region and lands at kala Patthar best viewpoint of Mount Everest. It gives breathtaking views of Eight thousanders and the opportunity to walk around the base camp area.
Everest helicopter tour includes a landing at Kala Patthar, which takes around 4-5 hours. This heli tour package is perfect for all kind of age group, those who want to see Mount Everest but don't have the time or physical ability to trek to the base camp. It's also an ideal option for those who want to avoid the crowds and long lines that often occur during the peak trekking season.
Heli tour package is operated by experienced and certified pilots guide and safety measures are in place.
Benefits of taking a Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp
Time-saving: A helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp is a great option for those who have limited time or are unable to undertake a multi-day trek to the base camp. The tour can be completed in just one day, allowing you to see Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks without having to spend several days on the trail.
Access to remote areas: A heli tour to Everest allows you to access remote areas that are not easily reachable by foot or other means of transportation. This includes the base camp of Mount Everest, which is only accessible by trekking for several days or by helicopter.
Spectacular views: The helicopter tour to Everest Base camp offers unparalleled views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks. You will be able to see the mountain up close and take in the stunning landscapes from a unique perspective.
Comfort: The helicopter tour provides a comfortable and safe way to experience the Himalayas. Unlike trekking, you will not have to worry about carrying heavy equipment or dealing with difficult terrain.
Avoid crowds: During peak trekking season, the popular trails to Everest Base Camp can become crowded with trekkers. A helicopter tour allows you to avoid these crowds and experience the beauty of the Himalayas in a more secluded and peaceful setting.
Safety: Helicopter tours are operated by experienced and certified pilots, and safety measures are in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. This is especially important for people who have medical conditions or physical limitations that make trekking difficult or dangerous.
How Safe Is The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
A high-altitude flight of 5,643 meters and a landing are required to reach the Everest base camp. Our shuttles are powerful enough to withstand the weather and strong winds up there while still ensuring the safety of the trip.
Similarly to that, we work with highly qualified pilots and tour operating crew members. They have a lot of flying expertise in the high Himalayas. Our daily departure Mount Everest helicopter tour comes with a safety guarantee.
Weight Limit Table of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Our Helicopter can carry a maximum weight of 5 people or equivalent to 500 kilograms from Kathmandu to Pheriche. As per aviation law, it is not recommended to carry more than 240 to 250 kg on average above the height of 4400 meters from sea level. To maintain safety we split the group of 5 people (2 pax & 3 pax) into two different shuttles according to the body weight of the total number.
This weight applicable during every helicopter tour operatin which is standard guidelines by Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.
Number of passengers
Max 5 passengers in 1 helicopter
Suitable body weight for 5 pax
Less than 500 kilograms
Suitable body weight for 3 Pax
Less than 250 kilograms
Average body weight
80 kilograms per pax would be great
Major Attraction of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
There are numerous reasons for being stated as the best helicopter tour in Nepal. You are able to tour the key areas in the Everest region. The major attractions are listed as follows:
For a relatively short moment, foot stepping at the highest vantage point Kala Patthar (5545 meters above sea level) (around 4 to 5 hours in the morning).
Enables you to see Mount Everest within a few hours of the day, saving you from having to trek for days.
Overall, the most affordable and favorable helicopter tour experience.
Everest View Hotel's heartfelt breakfast (5-Star Hotel in Everest).
View of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, and its base camp, which is near the Khumbu Glacier
The neighboring snow-capped Himalayas, lush greenery, brownish hills, farm communities, blooming flowers, glaciers, and the nearby icy terrain may all be seen from above in a breathtaking perspective.
Scenic chopper flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860 meters), followed by a flight to Kala Patthar (5380 meters) or Everest Base Camp (5545 meters)
Discover the fascinating Buddhist and Tibetan cultures and living traditions of the Himalayan people.
Aerial views of the Himalayas, an arctic region covered in ice and glaciers, an alpine forest, valleys, and native Sherpa communities.
The sight of towering mountains like Gauri Shankar, Lhotse, Nuptse, Mount Everest, and many others.
The chance to land and explore Kala Patthar, the highest site of interest in the Everest region.
Stopover at Lukla Airport: one of the most dangerous airports in the world.
Why Choose an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with us?
We have been offering these helicopter services to our pious clients for more than fifteen years. Additionally, we put a lot of emphasis on customer happiness and the services and itinerary choices customers require. However, Nepal Trek Adventures stands out from the competition due to our commitment to offering the greatest services and hospitality prior to, during, and after your journey. In addition, the following are the main services we offer:
A skilled crew of pilots, tour guides, and drivers
The simple and quick online reservation system
Daily scheduled departures during the major seasons
Quick response to all trip-related issues and concerns [24/7 service on-demand]
More than 15 years of experience in the field of trekking and tours.
Team members who are qualified, experienced, trained, and licensed to guide you along the way.
For the tour, we offer completely new fleets and knowledgeable pilots.
100% customer satisfaction until this date
Cancellation service as per company policy
Full package for a helicopter flight at the best possible price
A B3 double-engine powerful helicopter operated by Nepal Trek Adventure is always used for tours. Taking a helicopter tour of Everest base camp is an adventurous high-altitude Himalayan activity. Therefore, for safety purposes, brand-new helicopters with the newest models and skilled pilots are necessary.
We are happy to announce that our beloved visitors' safety and health are our top priorities at the NTA Heli tour company. Fly in the Himalayas of Nepal with the best pilots in the world and complete it with full confidence.
Environment-Friendly Trips (A Contribution Towards Local Communities)
Our contribution directly affiliates with the local community. We are renowned for the impact by which our helicopter flights help locals and their daily life settlements. Each of our helicopter trips is reliable, sustainable, and eco-friendly. Besides our daily operated Heli trips, we are very much concerned about the environment and nature. To facilitate and promote the local communities, we provide an instant job to several from the Everest region.
As well as 5 percent of our profit is contributed to the school students with a distribution of stationary stuff, dresses, etc twice a year. We also equally take active participation in campaigns like reforestation due to which enough oxygen can be generated in Mountain regions. And also sanitation programs to keep our environment clean. It's an indirect help and countless contributions to the local communities so far by flying with NTA.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - Read our Reviews on Tripadvisor
Everest base camp helicopter tour is a well-known day tour that is also offered on numerous other social media platforms, including TripAdvisor. You can access our website through them and read pleasant testimonials from all of the visitors about their experiences. The tour is increasingly popular due to positive reviews on these sites. We have gained so many 5-star rating reviews from our worldwide customers and also you can read their real experiences with us. So don't hesitate to book your space via our online booking system for your suitable dates.
Our Alternative Helicopter Services in and out of the Everest Region
In the Everest region, NTA has been offering a wide variety of helicopter flight trips based on the preferences of our clients. Here are the services we offer for helicopter flights with landings in the Everest area:
Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight
Lukla to Kathmandu Heli
Namche Bazaar to Kathmandu Helicopter
Dingboche to Kathmandu Helicopter
Tengboche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight
Lobuche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight
Lukla to Base Camp
Gorak Shep to Kathmandu Helicopter
Hotel Everest View to Kathmandu Helicopter
Lukla to Hev by Heli
Pheriche to Kathmandu by Helicopter & Many more...
Duration of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
The total length of the Everest base camp helicopter tour is 4 to 5 hours
Kathmandu to Lukla flight: 45 minutes
Refueling Heli at Lukla: 15 to 20 minutes
Lukla to Mt. Everest/Kalapatthar flight: 30 minutes
Ground time at Kala Patthar: 5 to 10 minutes
Flight from Kalapatthar to Hotel Everest View: 15 minutes
Stop for breakfast at Hotel Everest View: 45 to 55 minutes
Hotel Everest View to Lukla: 15 minutes
Refueling at Lukla: 10 to 15 minutes
Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
As the highest flight landing activity in the world, the Nepal Everest private helicopter flight tour is a popular world-class luxury trip. A private helicopter tour to Mt. Everest entails flying in your own circle. You are free to add members of your own family, friends, relatives, and private events. A private Everest Himalayan trip is ideal for those who wish to experience the Everest environment in their own time and space.
Mount Everest private helicopter day tour is getting famous for so many reasons. You can book a private helicopter flight for the following purposes on Everest:
Love proposals for your Girlfriend / Boyfriend
Private Tour of Sagarmatha National Park
Marriage anniversary celebration with cakes and champagne
Birthday celebration with cakes and champagne at a height of 5545 meters
Surprise tour as a gift for your friends and families
The name ‘private helicopter landing tour to EBC from Kathmandu’ itself sounds cool in its own way and is the luxury flight to Everest by helicopter. With no encounter with other travelers, no waiting, and no hassle at any point, this private and organic helicopter tour to Everest offers the perfect sightseeing adventure for life. You will have full personal space to enjoy your day and make the most out of the trip.
Note: Our detailed itinerary includes 8 to 15 minutes of ground time at Kala Patthar. As this is a private tour and we are fully flexible for customization, you can increase the time for enjoyment as per your wish.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost
Group Sharing Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost: The cost of a tour in group sharing ranges from $900 to $995 per person, depending on the size of the number. The cost of a helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Mount Everest varies depending on whether you pay with friends or as an individual joining our group trip. The cost of a Mount Everest helicopter group trip is determined by the availability of seats in a helicopter as well as the route and services requested by the clients.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Private Tour Cost: Private Heli tour costs between $3950 and $4500 for a single and double shuttle. You may get a private helicopter flyover tour without landing at any location for a lower charge. Everest base camp helicopter private trip with landing for 4 to 5 people in 1 helicopter; a double shuttle is necessary; a pricing list is provided below.
No. of Pax in a Private Tour
Private Helicopter Tour Cost
1 to 3 pax (family/friends)
$3950 per helicopter (single shuttle)
4 pax (private family tour)
$4250 per helicopter (double shuttle)
5 pax (family/private tour)
$4500 per helicopter (double shuttle)
Every extra shuttle flight would cost $500 (if the maximum weight limit exceeds).
1 to 3 persons $3950 in total for a single shuttle
4 persons $4250 in total for a double shuttle
5 people $4500 in total for a double shuttle
The cost of a private Mount Everest helicopter tour is determined by the number of people traveling together. Where the cost of flying 1 to 3 people to base camp with appropriate weights is low. A double shuttle will be necessary if a party of three people exceeds the weight restriction of 240 kilos (above the height of 4000 meters).
Some Vital Information on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest Region has regular fluctuations of weather in off seasons. Sometime due to bad weather may cause the flight to be delayed, canceled, or changed entirely.
If the situation is not favorable, the helicopter will not land or fly.
In high-elevation areas like Kala Patthar, the helicopter doesn't land for more than ten minutes.
Throughout the landing phase, the helicopter's engine is kept running by the captain.
Our Helicopter are equiped with Oxygen cylinders if in case you need it or for emergencies.
Depending on the circumstances, the captain may give you a few extra minutes to take in the scenery.
When and where to land in an emergency are discussed by the captain.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - Travel Advice & Safety Measures
As a passenger, you can use these safety tips to keep your concerns while enjoying Everest base camp 1-day tour. We categorize the safety measures in two before takeoff and throughout the flight. Here are the lists of some tips:
Before Takeoff the Flight
Pack every item you'll need for your trip.
Carry light luggage only.
Pay close attention to your crew's comments and act accordingly.
Crouch down to enter the aircraft.
Grab hold of your hats and any loose objects.
Do not run to get the goods that have been flown.
Do crouch and stop assistance while getting off if dust has dazed you.
Keep your bag slung low to the body.
Throughout the Flight
Throughout the entire flight, stay in your seat.
Be sure to hydrate your body.
Put on warm, cozy shoes and clothing.
Observe the code of conduct strictly.
No smoking during the Heli ride.
Tighten your seatbelts.
Don't change the seats
If you want to do something inside the helicopter, ask your captain for permission.
COVID-19 Guidelines for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
The rules listed below may change depending on when you arrive in Kathmandu and the state of the nation. Because of the Omicron form, Covid-19 instances are currently on the rise. In addition, there are extremely few hospitalizations and a decent recovery rate.
We've included a few general guidelines that visitors to Nepal's Everest base camp helicopter tour must abide by. These guidelines were created to ensure your safety and the team's safety when traveling.
The passenger is accountable for timely visa acquisition. Currently, Nepal is accepting visitors who have received all necessary vaccinations and giving on-arrival visas at entrance points, including the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Be sure to check the status of your arrival visa before leaving your country.
At any Nepali entrance point, visitors who are either partially or completely unvaccinated are not given visas upon arrival. The Nepalese Embassy or Consulate in their nation must provide them with a visa.
If the travelers are not completely immunized, they must present a negative Covid-19 test result that was taken no more than 72 hours earlier.
For their own protection, travelers are required to wear a protective face mask and sanitizer during the helicopter trip.
You don't need to worry about anything since we completely clean the aircraft, including its windows, seatbelts, seats, etc. All of our crew members have received all necessary vaccinations and completed regular Covid-19 testing.
Packing list for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Early in the morning, we will fly to everest base camp. Before taking off, we check the weather to make sure it is stable. If the weather changes while we are traveling, we also make sure we are equipped to handle any unfavorable weather circumstances. The items listed below are typical necessities for EBC Heli tour passengers. Our consultant will provide you with a thorough packing list based on your health situation before the trip starts.
Pick-up and Drop-off Services by Helicopter & Flyover to Everest with Landing at Kalapathar
You can join our daily departure Everest base camp helicopter tour from different places in Everest region. This tour is convenient for those who cannot go further up to base camp or cannot walk downhill but don't want to miss the World's Highest peak, Mount Everest. So give us a call from anywhere else in Everest region and join in your regularly scheduled Everest base camp helicopter tour.
We also provide direct pickup and drop-off services from EBC to Kathmandu or Ktm to base camp. If you want to fly direct to land at basecamp for any purpose, like Mount Everest Expeditions, emergency evacuation, or carrying food to basecamp, and so on kindly remember us.
1. Lukla to Everest Base Camp by Helicopter
Lukla to Everest base camp by helicopter takes around 20 to 25 minutes (one way) to complete. This Lukla to EBC heli tour is suitable for those who are already at Lukla and wanted to go for short visit to Everest base camp. It is the easiest and fastest way to cover the 62 kilometers distance between Lukla and base camp. Yet trekking the whole route takes around 8 to 10 days. Thus, if you want to start the journey from Lukla, you can prefer this helicopter tour idea.
We provide pick-up and drop-off service through this daily departure helicopter. You can also return back to Lukla or direct to Kathmandu with this helicopter on the same flight, but make sure to provide us with the details of the trip you prefer. You can simply give us a call or book a trip via message and we will provide the best-guaranteed service in a budget-friendly manner.
2. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour From Namche Bazaar
As per the regular Everest base camp trek itinerary, you will reach Namche Bazaar on day 02 if you start your trek from Lukla. Similarly, it will take around 8 to 10 days to reach the base from Namche Bazaar. However, with this helicopter service, you can reach the base camp from Namche in just 15 to 20 minutes. It will aid you to avoid all the trekking trails and save time for further adventures.
Join this helicopter tour service from Namche Bazaar to the base camp or viewpoint and enjoy the perfect landing experience at the high points, that too in the shortest period of time. You will also glide to Hotel Everest View for breakfast, return back to Lukla, and then to Kathmandu following the original itinerary.
3. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour From Hotel Everest View (HEV)
If you are already in Hotel Everest View - the hotel placed at the highest altitude of 3880 meters above sea level, and still want to have the peregrine view of the mountains, and encompass the natural environment in a short time frame, this helicopter trip is suitable for you. Kala Patthar is around 20 kilometers away from Hotel Everest View and it takes around 12 to 15 minutes (one way) to cover the distance.
With this helicopter tour, you can fly over the base camp to Kala Patthar, land at the viewpoint, and return back to Lukla or Kathmandu on the same flight. Get the best deal on this helicopter tour with us for a noticeable period of time.
4. Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu by Helicopter
You are already at Gorakshep or Everest Base Camp?
Do you want to skip the trekking downhill part?
If yes, This is the best option for you. For this helicopter flight service, if you are a solo traveler, we request you to climb to Kala Patthar (for around 35 to 45 minutes) and catch the flight there. However, if you are in a group of 2 to 4, a helicopter will pick you up from Gorakshep or EBC and continue the flight to Kathmandu via Pheriche and Hotel Everest View.
Gorakshep is around 34 kilometers away from Lukla so it takes around 20 minutes to cover the distance by helicopter. After a few breaks at HEV or Lukla, the helicopter will fly towards Kathmandu. We do also provide a flight to EBC direct from Kathmandu.
5. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour From Pheriche
You can easily reach Everest base camp from Pheriche in a span of around 10 minutes. Here, the weight is checked and maintained to its upper limit, and then the shuttles are ridden to Everest base camp (only 3 people with a weight limit of 240 kilograms are allowed to be carried in 1 helicopter, as stated by the Helicopter ride protocols).
This trip is best for you to cover the 10 kilometers distance between the places skipping the 3 to 4 days of trekking trail. If you have already reached Pheriche and do not want to walk more uphill, you can have this direct flight to Kala Patthar, enjoy the panorama, have Himalayan breakfast at Hotel Everest View, and return to Lukla or Kathmandu with the same flight plan. The cost will be estimated as per your demanded itinerary.
6. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour From Tengboche
Tengboche is one of the attractions of Sagarmatha National Park that centers on one of the oldest monasteries - Tengboche monastery with its own significant historic and cultural values. If you have already completed Everest trek or can't hike uphill anymore from Tengboche but want to see Mt. Everest. Then, contact us to fly direct to Lukla airport or again fly over to Mount Everest for a close eye flashback view of Mount Everest.
This helicopter service will bring you directly to Kathmandu or leave you at Lukla as per your request. It will take just 12 to 15 minutes to reach the base camp from Tengboche via helicopter covering 20.4 kilometers distance. It will aid you to skip 3 to 4 days of trekking. Also, you will fly to Hotel Everest View and return back to Lukla and Kathmandu enjoying the scenic sight of Mount Everest and the surroundings.
7. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour From Dingboche
This tour is suitable for those who are in Dingboche and do not want to walk more from Dingboche but still want to see Mount Everest from close. The helicopter stopping point is only 10.2 kilometers away from Dingboche. Utilizing this helicopter service, you can fly over to base camp and return back to Kathmandu in around 2 to 3 hours. It will save 3 to 4 trekking days from your timeline.
Dingboche to Everest base camp to Kathmandu helicopter service is a supplementary tour to the original Everest base camp helicopter tour. Thus, after pick-up at Dingboche, you will follow the same itinerary as mentioned in the original package. So, you will fly from Dingboche to Kala Patthar to Hotel Everest View to Lukla to Kathmandu.
8. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour From Gokyo Lake
Gokyo Lake is one of the finest viewpoints in Nepal that is popular for its splendid sunrise views and mountainous scenery. Everest base camp / Kala Patthar is around Gokyo and is around 12 to 16 kilometers away from Gokyo. And, it takes 12 to 14 days to trek the whole trail. If you are keen to visit the base camp / Kala Patthar but are short on time and want to avoid the walking encumbrance, this trip is perfect for you. You will reach the base camp/viewpoint in around 30 to 35 minutes. You will also have the option to reach Lukla or Kathmandu via helicopter.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Does weather affect the helicopter flight tour to Mount Everest base camp?
Yes, the weather affects the helicopter flight tour to Mount Everest base camp. The helicopter flight will initially take off only after having all the weather updates and being sure about sound and clearer weather. But as nature is unpredictable, there cannot be an accurate prediction. Unfortunately, if the weather gets worse, the helicopter will land in the safest place possible around the touring area. You will be quickly rescued and the continuity of the tour will be skipped. Your tour will continue after the weather gets better.
Q2. What is the cost of Everest Base Camp helicopter tour?
The cost of the tour varies depending on the package you choose. It usually ranges from $850 to $3950 per person.
Q3. What are the best months to go on Everest Base Camp helicopter tour?
The best months to go on the tour are from September to November and March to May. These months offer clear skies and good weather conditions.
Q4. Is Everest Base Camp helicopter tour only for climbers?
No, Everest base camp helicopter tour is also suitable for trekkers, hikers, and non-climbers who want to experience the stunning views of Mount Everest and its base camp.
Q5. What should I bring on Everest Base Camp helicopter tour?
It is recommended to bring warm clothing, comfortable shoes, sun protection, a camera, and any personal medication.
Q6. Is Everest Base Camp helicopter tour suitable for people of all ages?
The tour is suitable for people of all ages, but those with health conditions or physical limitations should consult with their doctor before booking.
Q7. What is included in Everest Base Camp helicopter tour package?
Everest base camp helicopter tour package typically includes transportation to and from the airport, helicopter flight to and from Everest Base Camp, a guided tour of the base camp, and accommodation.
Q8. How long is the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour?
The duration of Everest base camp helicopter tour typically ranges from 4-5 hours, depending on the itinerary and plan.
Q9. Is it safe to take a Everest base camp helicopter tour to Kala Patthar (EBC) in Nepal?
Yes, a Everest base camp helicopter tour to Kala Patthar (Everest base camp) is safe enough to enjoy a magnificent view of the high mountains and a natural environment with green hills, snowy scenery, cascades, rivers, and bridges, among other things. The helicopters are similarly organized, well-maintained, and operated by dedicated, experienced pilots who have conducted the flights in different Himalayan circumstances.
Q10. Why do not land for a long time in Kala Patthar?
Kala Patthar is located at an extreme height of 5644.5 meters above sea level. The helicopter flies directly to that height skipping the concept of acclimatization. Because of this reason, the helicopter lands for only 10 to 12 minutes in order to rectify any health issues that may occur due to exposure to high altitudes.
Q11. Is it possible to land in Kala Patthar for 30 min during Everest base camp helicopter tour??
Yes, it is possible to land the helicopter in Kala Patthar for 30 minutes by extending the time. But for that purpose, you have to inform us previously at the time of booking. Also, you will have to pay an extra amount of money that may vary according to the time of flight, time of landing, and other services.
Q12. Are there oxygen cylinders available in helicopters If needed?
Yes, oxygen cylinders are available in helicopters in case of need. You can utilize them in case of need on the instruction of the pilot.
Q13. What Is the best time for the Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing In Nepal?
The best time for Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing in Nepal is in the months of March, April, May, September, October, and November. However, this helicopter tour to Mount Everest runs throughout the year whenever the weather condition is favorable for the helicopter to fly. In the major months mentioned above, weather issues are rare. Still, be sure to check the weather forecast before planning for the trip.
Q14. Can anyone trek to Everest base camp and return by helicopter either from Kalapathar or base camp or Gorekshep or Lobuche or Pheriche?
Yes, you can trek to Everest base camp and return by helicopter flight either from Kala Patthar, base camp, Gorakshep, Lobuche, Pheriche, or any other places in the Everest region. For that, we operate various helicopter pick up and drop off services, or flyover trips to connect your flight to Kathmandu. Simply, call or message us about the requirements and we will arrange the Everest helicopter flight for you.
Q15. Why will one enjoy the Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing?
You will enjoy the Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing because you will be reaching the height of 5644.5 meters above sea level (Kala Patthar - the highest viewpoint on the Everest). Similarly, you will be accompanied by the remarkable views of high mountains like Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, etc., green vegetation, valleys, and settlements.
Q16. How much does it cost for Private Everest base camp helicopter tour?
The cost of Private Everest base camp helicopter tour range from $3400 to $3950 per flight.
Q17. How far is the Kathmandu International and Domestic Airport?
Kathmandu International and domestic airport are around 300 meters far in distance and it takes around 10 minutes to complete the distance by walking.
Q18. Can you take a helicopter to Everest base camp? or a helicopter day trip to Everest from Kathmandu?
Yes, you may go from Kathmandu to Everest base camp by helicopter. However, it will only be carried out in accordance with your request. It is because the helicopter lands at Kala Patthar (5644.5 meters), which is the highest viewpoint in the Everest region and offers the greatest views of Mount Everest and nearby mountains, in accordance with the regular itinerary.
Q19. I am a solo traveler, may I/we join a group for the Mount Everest helicopter tour? Or a helicopter day tour of Everest (stopping at the base camp)?
Yes, a solo traveler can join the Mt. EBC helicopter tour with a group of other passengers and fly to the Everest base camp. Simply phone or text us with your needs, and we'll set up the trip for you. More information can be found on our Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour overview page.
Q20. Is the Everest base camp helicopter tour worthy?
Yes, the Everest base camp helicopter tour we offer is worthy enough and is considered one of the best-valued trips in Nepal. The average cost starts from $895 per person and can range up to any higher amount depending upon the services demanded by the client. All the costs and services inclined with it will be expressed to you at the time of booking.
Q21. How long does it take to reach Kala Patthar from Kathmandu?
It takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach Kala Patthar from Kathmandu.
Q22. Can helicopters fly over Mount Everest?
Yes, the helicopter can fly over Mount Everest. But the weight and the average estimated height for flight are also taken into consideration. If the helicopter is able to fly over a high altitude, then it will, upon your demand, but if the helicopter does not have the caliber to fly to that extreme height, it won’t. You will be informed formally by the pilot.
Q23. Who leads this Everest base camp helicopter tour and are they well trained and experienced?
During the EBC helicopter trip, you will have well-trained and experienced pilots who will be taking you to the base camp / Kala Patthar. Also, you can hire guides to explain to you about the trip, mountains, and natural landscape. Though there will be an increase in the cost of hiring additional guides.
Q24. Do we have enough ground time at Kala Patthar during Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
Yes, you will have enough ground time at Kala Patthar. The helicopter will land in around 10 to 12 minutes that you can utilize it to sightsee encompassing mountains and take photos and videos.
Q25. Can we land a helicopter at Everest Base Camp?
Yes, you can land the helicopter at Everest Base Camp. We generally land a helicopter at Kala Patthar because it offers the best view of Mount Everest and the snowy surrounding than the base camp. There is a 1% chance of a helicopter landing at Everest Base Camp, but we will consider your choice as first priority and act accordingly. For that, you need to provide us with the details about your requirements.
Q26. How many hours can a helicopter stay at the base camp of Everest?
The helicopter stays at the base camp of Everest for a maximum of 10 to 12 minutes. It is because helicopters have to land over the snow. There is no permanent helipad at the base camp due to the movement of melting glaciers on sunny days’ temperatures.
Q27. Can you take a helicopter to the top of Mount Everest?
No, you cannot take a helicopter to the top of Mount Everest via helicopter. The only record of the highest altitude landing was made by Didier Delsalle at 3 minutes and 50 seconds in 2005. It was done for testing purposes only. There is no provision for a helicopter landing at such a great altitude of 8848.86 meters by the government
Q28. How high does Helicopter go during a Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour?
During a Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour, Heli goes to a height of around 6,000 meters and lands at 5,644.5 meters above sea level.
I was looking for a friendly, worthwhile, and efficient travel agency so that I could get a close-up look at Mount Everest. I can’t deny that my journey to the Everest base camp by helicopter was truly fruitful because of your company’s management system and overall best service. I wholeheartedly advise everyone traveling to Nepal to do Everest base camp helicopter tour. I'm glad I found you guys since I had a great time on this tour. I'm confident that everyone will find this tour enjoyable.
Emma CorbynUnited Kingdom,February 03, 2023
Memorable day tour to Everest base camp
I came to Nepal for my vacation due to limited time here. I was thinking of doing a helicopter to the Himalayas. So, I contacted Nepal Trek Adventure and asked for Everest helicopter tour. After clearing all my doubts, I booked Everest base camp helicopter tour. The next day I started my tour of Everest base camp and it was exceptional. The view from Kala Patthar was amazing. We had breakfast at Hotel Everest View and return back which was an amazing experience. Thanks, NTA for the memorable day tour to Everest base camp.