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Trip NameEverest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everyday fixed departure from Kathmandu, the world's number 1 tour.

PriceUSD $995
Good to Know
  • Duration 5 Hours
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Trip Destination Everest Base Camp
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 5545m
  • Trip Type Helicopter Tour
  • Transport By Helicopter


  • We accept minimum 1 person booking.
  • Instant and secure online booking system.
  • Free trip postponement service.
  • No credit card charges on the booking amount.
  • Full helicopter ride package at best guaranteed price.
  • Trip with highly experienced, licensed, professional, and dedicated team members.
  • Scenic helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Kala Patthar to Kathmandu passing through Lukla, Pheriche, Kala Patthar, and Hotel Everest View.

What to Expect at Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

The Everest base helicopter tour is a short and scenic drive to Mount Everest. This helicopter flight to Everest starts from Kathmandu and explicitly lands at Kala Patthar, the highest viewpoint on Everest. It takes around 4 to 5 hours for this Everest helicopter flight experience to complete. The main aim of this helicopter ride to Everest base camp is to offer a panoramic view of Mount Everest alongside other high mountains of Nepal. Also, you will enjoy the aerial and terrestrial views of the naturally beautiful landscape around Everest mountain.

Helicopter ride to Everest base camp is the most desirable and appreciated tour in Nepal, excelling in the competition of being the most-selling Heli tour in Nepal. It is because of the trip’s deal to take you to the lap of the Nepalese Himalayas within a limited time frame. This Heli tour package to Mount Everest starting from Kathmandu makes a full circuit to Everest with various landing points like Lukla (2860m), Kala Patthar (5644.5m), Hotel Everest View (3880m), and finally returns back to Kathmandu.

Flying with a helicopter to Mount Everest base camp operates on a group joining and private basis. Similarly, it runs on a daily fixed departure basis during the main seasons and on certain dates throughout the year. We provide a helicopter tour to Everest base camp with highly experienced and friendly pilots. They will be the rider as well as guides for you on this Everest chopper trip.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Major Attractions and Benefits

  • Foot stepping at the highest vantage point Kala Patthar (5545 meters above sea level) for a very short period of time (around 4 to 5 hours in the morning).
  • Saves trekking days as this tour brings Mount Everest close to your eyes within a few hours of the day.
  • Overall helicopter tour experience at the best and most reasonable price.
  • Heartfelt breakfast at the Everest View Hotel (5 Star Hotel in Everest).
  • Close-eye view of Mount Everest – the highest peak in the world, and its base camp which lies close to the Khumbu Glacier.
  • Pristine aerial views of surrounding snow-capped Himalayas, verdant greenery, brownish hills, farm villages, blooming flowers, glaciers, and adjacent snowy landscape
  • Scenic helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860 meters) and then to Everest Base Camp (5380 meters) or Kala Patthar (5545 meters)
  • Encounter the impressive Buddhist and Tibetan culture and colorful customs of the people in the Himalayas
  • Aerial views of the Himalayas, alpine forest, valleys, native Sherpa settlements, and arctic areas of ice and glaciers.
  • The sight of sky-scraping mountains like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse, Gauri Shankar, and many more.
  • Landing and exploration opportunity at Kala Patthar - the highest viewpoint in the Everest region.
  • Stopover at Lukla airport - One of the most dangerous airports in the world.

Quick booking: Book Now (Instant & easy booking system. Confirmation within a minute). 
Contact person: Binod Sapkota
Contact particulars: Nepal mobile +977 9851017030 - 24 Hrs available on WhatsApp, Viber, or WeChat.

    Why Book an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with us?

    There are hundreds of helicopter trip operators in Nepal. But Nepal Trek Adventures stands out amongst them because of our commitment and dedication to providing the best services and hospitality before, during, and after your journey. We have the experience of more than a decade in providing such helicopter services to our godly clients. Also, we mainly focus on customer satisfaction and the choices of itineraries and services they demand. Furthermore, here are the key services that we provide:

    1. Experience team of pilots, guides, and drivers
    2. Brand new helicopters
    3. Easy and instant online booking system
    4. Every day fixed departures on the main seasons
    5. Quick response to any questions and queries regarding trip [24/7 service on-demand]
    6. Experience in the field of trekking and tours for more than a decade.
    7. Licensed, well-experienced, trained, and qualified team members to behold you throughout the journey.
    8. We provide brand new fleets and experienced pilots for the tour.

    Nepal Trek Adventure helicopter tour operator company always uses a B3 double engine strong helicopter for the tour. Everest base camp helicopter tour is high altitude flying Himalayan adventure activities tour. So brand new helicopters with the latest models and experienced pilots are very important for safety reasons.

    We are proud to share that the NTA Heli tour company takes full responsibility for the safety tour and health concerns of our dear guests. Fly with full confidence with our fleets and best pilots in Nepal, the Himalayas!

    We offer 4 major landings in the Everest region during the heli tour.

    We offer landing opportunities at four different places in the Everest Himalayas. These are the major highlights of this Mt EBC helicopter tour. Landing at these places offers mesmerizing views of high mountains like Mount Everest and other Himalayan ranges, hills, glaciers, icefalls, ridges, Chortens, and so on. Here are the short understandings of landing opportunities at varying places while doing the Mount Everest helicopter tours.

    1. First Landing at Lukla Airport (20 Minutes for Defueling)

    Everest base camp helicopter tour offers landing opportunities at four different places in the Everest Himalayas. These are the major highlights of the Everest base camp helicopter tour. Landing at these places offers mesmerizing views of high mountains like Mount Everest and other Himalayan ranges, hills, glaciers, icefalls, ridges, Chortens, and so on. Here are the short understandings of landing opportunities at varying places while doing the Mount Everest helicopter tours.

    2. Second Landing at Pheriche (30 Minute to Manage the Flight Shuttle)

    Similarly, the helicopter flies toward Pheriche (4371 meters), and here a second landing opportunity is provided. At Pheriche, the number of persons per flight and weight is maintained. The helicopter pauses here for around 20 minutes.

    3. Third Landing at Kalapathar Helipad (5 to 8 Minutes for Mt. Everest View Point)

    The helicopter flight then goes upwards to Kala Patthar (5545 meters) from Pheriche carrying a maximum of 240 kgs and 3 persons in 1 helicopter. Reaching Kala Patthar offers the third landing opportunity for this helicopter tour. During this landing, enjoy the best photogenic panorama of the snow-capped skyscraping mountains all around.

    4. Fourth Landing at Hotel Everest View (1 Hour for Breakfast)

    Finally, the helicopter flies towards Hotel Everest View (3880 meters) where you will stop for around 35 minutes to enjoy breakfast with a front-eye view of Mount Everest. Cherish this fourth landing opportunity with further moments of photographs and videos. After the stopover time passes, you will fly to Kathmandu via Lukla. A helicopter flies via Lukla in order to refuel the helicopter in Lukla to continue an hour of flight towards Kathmandu.

    Everest base camp helicopter tour total duration

    • The total length of the EBC helicopter tour is 4 to 5 hours
    • Kathmandu to Lukla flight: 45 minutes
    • Defueling 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

    We offer group joining helicopter tours every day during the season.

    We offer group joining helicopter tours during the main season of the year. The main season for this tour is March, April, May & September, October, November, and December. The helicopter ride to Mount Everest accommodates a maximum of 5 persons and 500 kgs from Kathmandu. Similarly, the helicopter flies with a maximum of 3 persons and 240 kgs from Pheriche beyond 4000 meters. If you are 1, 2, 3, or 4 in numbers and want to join the group of other travelers and fly to Everest base camp via helicopter, you can easily do so. Make sure that you contact us and provide the details that we will need to consider for running this Everest base camp Heli tour.

    Everest base camp helicopter tour cost in a group joining starts from $900 to $995 per person depending upon the group size. Kathmandu to Mount Everest by helicopter price differs on paying together with friends or for the individual paying solo to join our group tour. Mount Everest helicopter group tour cost varies on the availability of seats in a helicopter and also on the itinerary and services demanded by the clients.

    Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

    Nepal Everest private helicopter flight tour is a popular world-class deluxe tour as the highest flight landing activity in the world. Private Everest base camp helicopter tour means you will have the flight with your own circle. You can include your own family, friends, relatives, and private gatherings. A private Everest Himalaya tour is suitable for those travelers who want to enjoy the Everest environment in their own private space.

    Mount Everest private helicopter day tours are 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
    • Personal visit to Everest region
    • Marriage anniversary celebration with cakes and champagne
    • Birthday celebration with cakes and champagne at the 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.

    The private cost of a Mount Everest helicopter tour depends on the number of people traveling together. Where the price for 1 to 3 people flying to base camp with suitable weights costs less. In the case where a group of 3 persons crosses the weight limit of 240 kilograms (above the height of 4000 meters), a double shuttle will be required.

    Private Everest base camp helicopter tour costs for a single and double shuttle range from $3950 to $4500. You can have a private helicopter Everest flyover tour without landing at any point, for which the price will be lesser. Everest base camp helicopter private tour with landing for 4 to 5 persons in 1 helicopter, a double shuttle is required for which the price list is given below.

    Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost

    No. of pax in a private tour                                         

    Everest base camp 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 in a private helicopter with landing $3950 in total for a single shuttle
    • 4 persons in a private helicopter with landing at Kalapathar $4250 in total for a double shuttle
    • 5 people in a private helicopter with landing above base camp $4500 in total for a double shuttle
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        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 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. This beautiful 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 Everest base camp trek. 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 flight 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. Which 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.

        What's Included

        • Airport Pick-up & Drop Off

        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)

        What's Excluded

        • 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 2022)
        Departure Dates

        We have Everyday departure for this tour. We accept the last moment booking 0 days prior to the departure date. For this give us a quick call, Nepal Mobile (+977 9851017030 Binod Sapkota) 24 Hrs Available on WhatsApp, Viber, or WeChat.

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        We offer group price
        No. of PersonPrice Per Person
        1 paxUS $3950
        2 paxUS $1975
        3 paxUS $1317
        4 paxUS $1063
        5 paxUS $900

        Everest base camp helicopter tour weight limit table



        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

        Join Everest base camp helicopter tour from different places in Everest

        You can join our daily departure Everest base camp helicopter tour from different places in the Everest region. Everest base camp helicopter tour is famous day by day. You can see many helicopters flying in the Everest sky. Many tourists come to Nepal for the Everest base camp trek, where they go to Lukla via regular flight and start hiking to Phakding, Namche up to EBC. However, those who are fit and fine can easily do a round-trip trek without a Helicopter tour.
        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 the Everest region and join in your regular 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 rescue, or carrying foods to basecamp and so on.

        1. From Lukla - Everest base camp helicopter tour

        Lukla to Kala Patthar / Everest base camp helicopter flight takes around 30 to 35 minutes (one way) to complete. 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. From Namche Bazaar - Everest base camp helicopter tour

        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 one and a half hours. 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. From Hotel Everest - Everest base camp helicopter tour

        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 10 to 12 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. From Gorakshep - Everest base camp helicopter tour

        You are already in Gorakshep, and want to skip the trekking downhill part? 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 25 to 30 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 and continue the tour with Everest base camp flying over and landing at Kalapathar.

        Continue the helicopter flight to Kathmandu via Pheriche and Hotel Everest View. Gorakshep is around 34 kilometers away from Lukla so it takes around 30 minutes to cover the distance by helicopter. Yet this trip is inclusive of breakfast at Hotel Everest View, additional time is consumed for completing the whole trip.

        5. From Pheriche - Everest base camp helicopter tour

        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 the Everest basecamp (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. From Tengboche - Everest base camp helicopter tour

        Tengboche is one of the attractions of the Everest region that centers on one of the oldest monasteries - Tengboche monastery with its own significant historic and cultural values. If you have already completed trekking parts 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 15 to 20 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. From Dingboche - Everest base camp helicopter tour

        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 the 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. From Gokyo to Everest base camp helicopter tour

        Gokyo is one of the finest viewpoints in Nepal that is popular for 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. Can you take a helicopter to Everest base camp? or a helicopter day trip to Everest from Kathmandu?

          Yes, you can take a helicopter to Everest base camp from Kathmandu. However, it will be done as per your demand only. It is because, as per the standard itinerary, the helicopter lands at Kala Patthar (5644.5 meters), because it is the highest viewpoint in the Everest region and the view of Mount Everest and neighboring mountains is the best from this point.

        • Yes, a helicopter tour to Kala Patthar (Everest base camp helicopter tour) is safe enough for a majestic view of high mountains and a natural environment with green hills, snowy landscape, cascade, rivers, and bridges, and more. Likewise, the helicopters are organized and well maintained, and are flown by experienced and dedicated pilots, who have run the flights in all different scenarios in the Himalayas.

        • The weight limit of the Everest base camp helicopter tour is 500 kilograms when the helicopter flies from Kathmandu to Pheriche. And, from Pheriche, the maximum weight limit in one helicopter is 240 kilograms. It is because the helicopter cannot fly with a weight above 240 kilograms beyond a height of 4000 meters.

        • 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.

        • 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.

        • 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.

        • 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.

        • 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.

        • 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.

        • The cost for flying to Mt Everest base camp by helicopter is $895 a person on a group-sharing basis. Though it is the starting price for a helicopter tour, the cost changes depending on trip style (group joining and paying together, and private group paying together)

        • Kathmandu International and domestic airport are around 300 meters far in distance and it takes around 10 minutes to complete the distance by walking.

        • 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.

        • Yes, a solo traveler can join a group of other passengers and fly to the Everest base camp with this Mt EBC helicopter tour. You can simply call or text us about your requirements and we will arrange the trip for you. You can surf our Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour overview page for more details.

        • 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.

        • It takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach Kala Patthar from Kathmandu.

        • 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.

        • 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.

        • Yes, you will have enough ground time at Everest base camp (Kala Patthar). The helicopter will land for around 10 to 12 minutes that you can utilize to sightsee encompassing mountains and take photos and videos.

        • 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.

        • 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.

        • 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

        • During a Mount Everest base camp helicopter flight tour, the Heli goes to the height of around 6,000 meters and lands at 5,644.5 meters above sea level.

        What Our Clients Say
        • M
          MariaFrance,August 10, 2022

          Everest heli tour

          A memorable experience of the tour was the short but exhilarating helicopter ride to Everest base camp. The surrounding area and aerial view of the snow-capped mountains were amazing. I appreciate NTA for this Everest heli tour.

        • J
          Jenifer PetersonUnited Kingdom,August 09, 2022

          The helicopter tour to Everest

          The helicopter tour to Everest was a fantastic short tour that offered a stunning view of Mount Everest and its surroundings. I am delighted by the arrangements made by the NTA. A highly recommended company.


        Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

        Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is one of the best local travel companies based in Kathmandu with leading adventures.

        • Small Group Departure
          Small Group Departure

          We run small and manageable group departure during the main season of the year. You can also make your trip private and maintain your own itinerary.

        • Locally Based Leaders
          Locally Based Leaders

          Our locally based team encompasses highly qualified and experienced and friendly and obliging team leaders, who will assist you in making your journey in our country more ravishing.

        • Travel with Confidence
          Travel with Confidence

          Travel with Confidence is something that comes from commitment. Being a legally registered company, we commit to provide best, satisfactory trekking, tour, and expedition.

        • Support Local Communities
          Support Local Communities

          All the tours and trekking that we run are programmed to keep nature safe and sound. We are also a member of different clubs working for the welfare of the community.