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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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  • Duration 5 Hours
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Lukla, Pheriche, Kala Patthar, EBC & HEV
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 5,644.5 m (18,519 ft)
  • Trip Type Day Tour: Heli Flight with Landing
  • Transport By Helicopter

Highlights

  • 100% full refund guarantee if no flight is made due to bad weather
  • No Hidden Charge
  • Inclusive with Helicopter Fuel Surcharge
  • Easy and secure online booking system
  • Full Package Trip with the Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Mesmerizing 360° panoramic view of Himalayan ranges like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Amadablam, Nuptse, Gauri Shankar, and many more
  • Flight over beautiful natural topography of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Eyeshot of amazing Alpine regions and Gokyo Valley Region covering different Gokyo Lakes
  • Outstanding Himalayan glacier range of the Khumbu region

Quick Contact for Booking an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour:

Nepal Mobile: +977 9851017030, 24 hours a day, available on WhatsApp, Viber, or WeChat.

Contact Person: Binod Sapkota Text or Call us Direct

The Everest base camp helicopter tour in Nepal is one of the most amazing and remarkable adventure trips to explore the bird-eye view of Mount Everest with a helicopter in just one day. We offer this helicopter flight landing tour with a cost relevant from Kathmandu to EBC on a daily departure basis. Reaching the base camp for a long time might be exhausting, so we have planned an Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour that will take you close to the most precious jewel of Nepal, Mount Everest, and its base camp.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour for 2024 

Helicopter tours to Everest Base Camp are popular among national and international travelers because they offer a close-up view of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. Despite the fact that this Heli tour runs for some hours a day, it delivers the most pristine view of high mountains, lush green forests, brownish hills, blooming flowers,an adjacent snowy landscape, and an aerial view of the Sagarmatha National Park area.

This 5 star helicopter tour in Everest takes you to the extreme heights of Mt. Everest, flying over Kalapathar (the vantage point) and over to the base camp of Everest. You can have the most beautiful views of mountains, cascades, green hills, settlements, farm villages, etc. from the sky with this EBC helicopter tour itinerary. It is the best and easiest trip to have a helicopter view of Mount Everest, standing at a height of 8848.86 m, filled with a snowy environment and blossoming epic flowers. The Mount Everest Helicopter Tour will make your life filled with extra zest and joy after you step foot at the Hotel Everest View and have breakfast along with the mountain view.

Mount Everest Helicopter Tour with Landing at Hotel Everest View for Best Breakfast

The Everest Helicopter Day Tour can be done in different ways, i.e., by choosing any route to Everest Base Camp. You can have different optional choices for the EBC Heli Tour route. As per the standard route, you will have a Kathmandu-Lukla helicopter flight from the domestic airport (Tribhuvan International Airport). Lukla encompasses one of the most highly reached airports, known as Lukla Airport (also named Tenzing-Hillary Airport), at an altitude of 2860m. In Lukla, the refuelling will be done to prevent any hazardous situations that might occur at the extreme vertical height. Here, you will be able to get a glimpse of the ethnic and ancient Sherpa people and their unique culture and lifestyle.

Then, you will fly in a helicopter from Lukla to Everest Base Camp, observing the beautiful environment beneath you. Finally, after having a beautiful moment there, you will have a helicopter flight to Everest View Hotel from Everest Base Camp (Everest Base Camp to Everest View Hotel Helicopter Flight), have breakfast there, and fly back to Kathmandu. In this way, your visit from Kathmandu to Everest View Hotel by helicopter with the dream of having breakfast there will be remarkably successful via this beautifully crafted package of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landings.

Weight Limitation of Flying Helicopter in Everest Region

Helicopter tour in Everest region offers amazing ride to the worlds most renowned destination. Flying helicopter in Sagaramatha National Park has weight limitation to ensure safety and comfort. The helicopter only can fly with limitation of 500kg and accommodates upto 5 passengers in one flight. This is important for keeping the right balance and speed during the flight. In the case where the total weight of the group exceeds, the group will split in separate helicopters.

Weight restrictions are carefully evaluated to ensure that the helicopter works within its safe operating limits, including factors such as engine power, fuel consumption, and aircraft performance at high altitudes. This ensures that safety standards are maintained while allowing everyone to get the window seat and best visibility of the surroundings.

Additionally, for groups of 5 traveling from Pheriche, the tour will split into 2 and 3, ensuring that each passenger enjoys a guaranteed window seat with the best visibility of Mt. Everest. And for individuals or smaller groups traveling from Kathmandu with 1 to 3 passengers, landing at Pheriche is not required.

Conditions

                Numbers/Kilograms                  

The maximum number of people allowed

Maximum of 5 people in 1 helicopter

Weight Limit for 5 Pax

maximum of 500 kilograms

Average Recommended Weight                      

80 kilograms (per person)

Important Notice on Flight Landing at Kala Patthar above Base Camp

Due to environmental concerns, safety considerations, overcrowding, and noise disturbance, the Nepal government has temporarily prohibited landings at Kala Patthar in group joining or group-sharing helicopter flights in Everest Region. This restriction applies to all heli operators in Nepal. But Nepal Trek Adventures offers an Everest base camp helicopter tour with Landing at Kalapathar for our keen travelers.

If you're interested in experiencing the breathtaking views from Kala Patthar, these exclusive private EBC helicopter tours are the only available option. Contact us today to learn more about this unique opportunity and make your Everest adventure truly unforgettable.

What are the best features of an Everest helicopter tour in Nepal?

The Everest Helicopter Tour has always been on most travellers' bucket lists. Many people visit Nepal to explore Mount Everest and do heli tours to save time and effort. Here are some of the best features of this helicopter tour:

  • A breathtaking helicopter tour to base camp, with breakfast at the highest altitude hotel.
  • A fascinating voyage full of thrilling and special memories.
  • An experience worth adding to your bucket list.
  • A morning tour that offers breathtaking panoramas of the world's highest peaks.
  • Opportunity to see the Western Himalayan range.
  • Group-sharing flights are more affordable.
  • Suitable for any age group, regardless of their physical fitness.
  • Individuals who are unable to complete the trek due to illness have an alternative.
  • Guarantee window seats for the Everest helicopter itinerary.
  • Magnificent aerial view of the Himalayas from the skies 
  • perfect alternative for hard and lengthy trekking to base camp
  • Landing at HEV for a lavish breakfast and magnificent views.
  • Helicopter designed exclusively for operations at high altitudes
  • Experienced pilots and modern technology guarantee safety.
  • Flyover Sherpa Village offers a unique perspective on local daily life.
  • Exciting helicopter trip over Kala Patthar and Everest base camp
  • Rare and exceptional opportunities to see the beauty of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks.

Price for Single or Multi-Person Group Sharing Tour and Private Heli

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour costs differ as the itinerary and required services and facilities (by customers) differ. Also, the number of people, private and public groups joining, individual or dual (or all travellers) paying together affects the payment of base helicopter tour costs and prices. Here are the details of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight landing tour, including the cost.

Group Sharing Heli Tour Cost

The cost of the Everest base camp helicopter tour is $1195 per person on a group sharing basis with instant confirmation throughout the year. Nepal Trek Adventure provides an everyday fixed departure tour by collecting different people from the world, like America, Canada, the United Kingdom, all Asia markets, and most from Europe and Russia.

We have set up fixed departure dates on our website, and you can choose the best and most convenient dates for you with us to secure a guaranteed heli flight ticket. For those seeking a more private experience, you have the option to choose a private group size, accommodating 1 to 5 travelers.

Private Helicopter Tour Cost

The cost of the private Everest base camp helicopter tour for your own family or for a group of your friends ranges from $4950 to $1150 per person, where a minimum of 1 person to a maximum of 5 people can ride together in 1 helicopter accordingly. The advantage of booking a private helicopter tour is flexibility. You can book this evening and fly early tomorrow morning. You don't have to wait for other travelers' confirmation to run this private heli tour to Mount Everest.

To reduce the cost, you can form a group of 5 people to get the lowest discounted price set up in our private group booking system. Opting for a private tour grants you the freedom to set your own pace and is ideal for families, groups of friends, or anyone desiring a personalized trekking adventure. Book A Private trip.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost Per Person

No. of  pax

Tour Type

Cost (per person)

1 to 10 pax

Group sharing

$1195

1 pax

Private tour

$4950

2 pax

Private tour

$2550

3 pax

Private tour

$1750

4 pax

Private tour

$1450

5 pax

Private tour

$1150

How do I book the Everest Helicopter tour online?

You can book our Everest base camp helicopter tour from our online booking system, in which if you are looking to book for single or multiple numbers of ticket in group joining basis. Please Check Aviailablity section to join a group departure. We offers Every day group departures and we can accommodate group size from 1 to 50 passener in single day. Through our online booking system you can book your tour anytime from anywhere in the World.

To Apply Group Joining Basis

Step 1: Click Check Aviailablity button for departure dates with price.

Step 2: Select a Trip month and date as per your preference. Then Click Book Now Buttom.

Step 4: Select the number of travelers and Fill the booking form accordingly. Then click Proceed to Payment buttom.

Note: You can pay for the trip through Credit Cards like Visa, Marster Card, American Express, Union Pay, etc. Our Online payment system uses 3D Secure Payment Processing with MasterCard SecureCode™ and Verified by Visa Compliance. Your card details are safe!

Step 5: After Payment is done you will get instant confirmation email from Nepal Trek Adventures. You are ready to fly at your sepecific date. Our team will connect with you on the basis of infomation you have provided while booking the trip.

To Apply For A Private Tour

Step 1: Click Book A Private Trip button for departure dates with price.

Step 2: Select a Trip Date as per your preference.

Step 3, 4, 5 is similar as group joining basis (As mentioned above).

If you are planning for this helicopter ride in Everest Resion, please make sure to have one or two spare days in Nepal. Nepal circles four major seasons: winter, autumn, monsoon, and spring. This EBC Heli Tour can be done in all seasons. To have the most amazing view of the Himalayas and the environment, the autumn and spring seasons are preferred the most. One can ensure this trip during the winter and monsoon as well, looking over the weather forecast and climatic changes. Sometimes, the helicopter flight can be cancelled because of sudden weather changes, even in the peak seasons (autumn and spring). So, to cope with it, it is better to have spare days to complete the trip to the Everest Himalayas the next day. It is recommended not to have a tight schedule for international flights and residence days in Nepal.

Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp Booking Process

To secure your reservation for our Everest helicopter tour package, we require a 20% advance payment, refundable towards the total tour cost. Once you book the tour through our online booking system, you will get a confirmation of your trip. We will process it and inform you if there’s any additional requirement for the trip.

The remaining cost of the Everest helicopter tour will be settled upon your arrival in Kathmandu. Alternatively, you have the option to pay the entire amount in advance.

We facilitate booking deposits through credit cards (MasterCard or Visa, among others) or wire or bank transfers. Additionally, you can make the deposit securely through our website's payment gateway, which is recommended. If you are in Kathmandu, payment can be made using a card swipe POS machine or cash. Please note that there will be an extra 4% bank service charge for card payments.

Experience breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas on our Everest base camp helicopter tour. Get the best Everest helicopter tour cost with Nepal Trek Adventures. Feel free to reach us at +9779851017030 (Binod Sapkota) via Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, or WeChat 24x7.

Note:

i) Your credit or debit card may be subject to a certain percentage charge by the respective bank, and we have no control over this.

ii) If the amount sent does not match the required sum, we kindly request that you settle the difference upon your arrival in Kathmandu.

How Long in Advance Do I Need to Book This Tour?

Helicopter Tour to EBC (EBC Heli Tour) operates throughout the year in all seasons. The helicopter and flight tickets are simply available in the winter and monsoon seasons, as the helicopter operates when the weather conditions are preferable. But during the peak seasons (autumn and spring), helicopter tours to base camp operate on a daily basis and there remains difficulty in booking the flight on late notice. Because of this, last-minute booking (2–4 days prior to the flight departure date) is possible but quite bothersome for this tour.

Therefore, it is best to book this trip months before the departure date; if not, it is recommended to book at least 10 to 12 days prior to the helicopter tour date. With the maintained gap between booking date and departure date, this Heli Tour organisation process flows smoothly with guaranteed flight take-offs. Last-minute booking is also available in exceptional cases, which is generally considered 24 hours before the departure day.

Helicopter Tour To Everest Base Camp: Itinerary And Procedure

The helicopter tour to Everest base camp starts from Kathmandu Airport (Domestic Terminal, TIA). According to the plan, one of our representatives will pick you up from your hotel or the location you provide. We will take you to the airport, and once we reach there, our team will process your helicopter flight boarding procedure.

After measuring the body weight of all passengers, the boarding process will be explained to you. Once you receive your helicopter boarding, you will be transferred to the Helipad for the Everest base camp helicopter tour.

Our experienced pilot will brief you on all safety guidelines and precautions for the heli tour to EBC, and they will also allocate your seats. After the briefing, the crew will board the helicopter. As soon as the turboshaft engine starts, you will be ready to fly to Everest base camp. Check out our detailed itinerary for the Everest base camp helicopter tour.

  • Departure Point: Kathmandu Airport
  • Scenic Route: Via Bhaktapur and Nagarkot village
  • Defueling Stop: Lukla
  • Main Destination: Everest Base Camp
  • Highlights: Flyover of Kalapatthar, Everest Base Camp, and Khumbu Icefall
  • Breakfast Stop: Everest View Hotel
  • Second Refueling: Lukla
  • Return Flight: Back to Kathmandu

NTA Safety Notes For Everest Helicopter Tour 

While the allure of reaching Everest base camp in mere hours via helicopter is undeniable, concerns about safety are natural. Delving into the practical realities, the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour has an exemplary safety record.

Over the two decades since its commercial introduction, there have been zero recorded fatalities on chartered or shared flights. This speaks volumes about the rigorous safety protocols implemented by operators in the region.

The experienced pilots, exclusively high-altitude certified, navigate the Khumbu Valley with intimate knowledge of terrain and weather patterns, ensuring responsible and safe flights. Tour operators like us use top-of-the-line helicopters, like the Airbus AS350 B3e Ecureuils, known for their safety features, dependability, and ability to adapt to high-altitude conditions.

Beyond statistics, our commitment to safety is evident through strict maintenance and inspections that surpass international standards. Regular, rigorous checks minimize potential technical issues before they arise. Our chopper tour is led by pilots who have a lot of experience flying in mountainous areas. Their hard work makes sure that you are safe and comfortable while following strict flight rules. The average flying hour of a captain is between 7 and 8 hours per day, but this can change slightly based on the weather and the busiest times of the year.

Additionally, our passengers receive comprehensive briefings before each flight, covering emergency procedures, safety features, and potential scenarios, ensuring preparedness. Operators prioritise safety over profits, often rescheduling or cancelling flights in the face of unfavourable weather conditions to mitigate unnecessary risks.

Helicopter Flight Tour to Everest Travel Tips and Safety Rules 

For this Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, you can have both private groups and group joining facilities. You can pre-plan the tour before going for it using the phone call service to make inquiries easier and clear up all your dilemmas. Budget planning is dependent on the type of inquiry you make and the information that you have collected. Some of the safety rules that you need to know the most are as follows:

  • Check the weather conditions for a safe and enjoyable journey.
  • During the tour, the pilot in command (PIC) will have all the control. So, you have to follow PIC’s instructions.
  • Pay attention to pre-flight briefings and follow the given safety instructions.
  • Always wear seat belts while on the chopper.
  • Avoid unnecessary movement on and off the helicopter.
  • Don't exchange seats during a helicopter ride. Change during landing time after the pilot's approval.
  • Do not disturb the pilot and listen carefully to the instructions of the operator.
  • During the tour, participants must refrain from smoking and drinking.
  • Don’t throw things or spit out from the window.
  • Avoid rushing while getting on or out of the helicopter.
  • Do not walk alone along with the helicopter stop points.
  • Dress warmly in layers, including a windproof jacket, and wear sturdy, comfortable footwear.
  • Safely store personal items during the helicopter ride to avoid any hazards.
  • Obey the instructions of the experienced pilot for a secure and smooth experience.
  • Be aware of altitude effects; stay hydrated; and inform the crew of any discomfort.
  • During stops, stay within designated areas for safety and environmental preservation.
  • Familiarize yourself with emergency protocols and the location of safety equipment on board.
  • Take caution while taking photos to avoid distractions or potential hazards.
  • Ensure you are physically fit for the tour; consult with a healthcare professional if needed.

Helicopter Flights Departure To and From Everest

These helicopter rides are available in the Everest region. We will provide these Everest helicopter flight services to you at any time of need (if we are available in the area). We can pick you up and drop you off in the below-mentioned places through this Mount Everest Base Camp Charter ride. We also provide emergency evacuation and medical aid. You can contact us on our respective contact platform for any kind of support.

Helicopter Flight from Everest View Hotel to Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp is about 8 to 10 minutes farther from Everest View Hotel via helicopter flight. So if you desire to move to the base camp by helicopter, you can make the demand for it, as we provide helicopter transport for those who demand it.

This facility can be suitable for those who have lost the guts to walk further, whose physical condition is not good enough, and also for those who actually want to have a helicopter panorama in that short distance from Everest View Hotel to Everest Base Camp. Amid this helicopter flight, you will be able to observe the beautiful view of Mount Everest and many other surrounding mountains, green hills, and also the Mount Everest climbers from afar.

Everest View Hotel to Kathmandu by Helicopter

The distance between the Everest View Hotel and Kathmandu is around 138 km, and it will take around 45 to 50 minutes to reach Kathmandu from HEV by helicopter. This heli flight can be useful for those who want to have a flight to return to Kathmandu because of any of their circumstantial situations, like their health condition, immediate rescue, lack of mental will to walk, and so forth. During the flight, you will be able to observe the Himalayan scenario, huge buildings and city panoramas (while flying over Kathmandu), green hills and lake-like structures, and so on.

Helicopter from Everest Base Camp to Lukla

Everest Base Camp is the major destination for people visiting for the Everest Base Camp Trek and Everest Base Camp Tours. At times, certain situations may prevent you from walking back to the Gateway, Lukla, as the journey nears completion. And if you are in any situation and you want to come back to Lukla without hiking, then taking a helicopter from Everest Base Camp to Lukla can be the best option. It will take around 20 minutes to reach Lukla from Everest Base Camp by helicopter. This short-distance helicopter flight offers you a beautiful view of mountains, lakes, greenery, hills, cascades, and so on.

Lukla-Kala Patthar Helicopter Flight Landing Tour

Lukla to Kala Patthar Helicopter Flight Landing is an opportunity to have a Himalayan voyage to the vantage point of the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest. Kala Patthar is about 5643 meters above sea level. It gives the most beautiful and mesmerizing view of Mount Everest and the overall environment. You can have a helicopter landing in Kala Patthar from Lukla in just 15 to 20 minutes after flying from Lukla. But the time of flight and flight landing always depends on the weather and climatic conditions of the place. During the flight, you will enjoy breathtaking views of mountains and other attractions. It is suitable for all types of people, whether they are kids or elderly, physically abled or disabled, and so on.

Helicopter from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu

Traveling via helicopter from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu allows you to quickly reach the nation's capital city from the base of the Himalayas. Everest Base Camp is approximately 138 km away from Kathmandu, and a helicopter ride there will take between 50 and 60 minutes. This flight will provide you with an upside-down view of Nepal's hilly and Himalayan regions, showcasing many high peaks and mountain ranges, verdant hills, little waterfalls, lakes, and ponds, as well as human settlements, big vehicles, and more. This flight minimizes the mental strain of trekking because it takes you straight from the mountains to the domestic terminal.

Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight

Kathmandu is around 151 kilometers away from Gorakshep, and it will take approximately 65 minutes to reach there. If you are in Gorak Shep and do not want to trek back to Lukla before flying to Kathmandu, you can take a direct flight from Gorak Shep to Kathmandu. During the trip, you will be able to see stunning views of the Himalayas, hills, human communities, farming areas, animal raising, and more.

Kathmandu to Gorak Shep Helicopter Flight

Gorakshep is the passengers' stop, and it has one of the best launching pads in the Everest region and all of Nepal. It will take approximately 65 to 70 minutes to travel the 151 kilometers to Gorakshep from Kathmandu. During the helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Gorakshep, you will most likely enjoy the best views of the Himalayas, hills, human settlements, farming areas, animal raising, and so on. This flight may be useful for people who want to arrive at Everest Base Camp with less rush and bustle. You can take a helicopter from Kathmandu to Gorak Shep., then climb to the base camp.

Pheriche to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

You can get to Mount Everest's base camp in just 10 minutes if you take the Pheriche to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The most popular trekking destination, Pheriche, at 4,371 meters (14,340 ft) above sea level. If you've previously reached Pheriche, you can skip the additional hiking and instead take a helicopter from Pheriche to Everest Base Camp. During the EBC helicopter trip, the flight only transports three passengers to the base camp. The guidelines for the helicopter journey only permit the transportation of three people up to 250 kg in weight. From Pheriche, it will take approximately 8 to 10 minutes to arrive at Everest Base Camp.

Pheriche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight

One of the most desired locations for Everest hikers and climbers is Pheriche. The altitude of 4,371 meters (14,340 feet) is home to basic hospitals, hotels, lodges, and tea houses, as well as farming and human settlements. If you have completed all of your excursions and treks in the Everest Region and are in Pheriche and want to get to Kathmandu quickly, you can take this helicopter ride from Pheriche to Kathmandu for a reasonable fee. From Pheriche, Kathmandu can be reached in about an hour. However, the timing is always dependent on the local climate and weather. On your approach to Kathmandu from Pheriche, you can see a variety of natural and man-made sites.

Tengboche to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Tour

A helicopter ride from Tengboche to Everest Base Camp allows you to take advantage of this opportunity while visiting Tengboche. The municipality of Tengboche is situated at a height of 3, 867 meters (12, 687 ft). A 12- to 15-minute helicopter ride from Tengboche to Everest Base Camp will get you to EBC. This flight provides a panoramic view of mountains like Mount Everest, Tawache, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam, as well as ancient-style buildings and monasteries with people living nearby. For this helicopter charter journey, you must first arrive at Tengboche, where the next procedures will take place.

Tengboche to Lukla or Kathmandu Helicopter Flight

The helicopter ride from Tengboche to Lukla or Kathmandu allows you to fly from Tengboche to your destination, which might be either Lukla or Kathmandu. The Tengboche to Lukla or Kathmandu Helicopter Flight offers stunning views of the snow-covered terrain, verdant hills, rare and unusual flora and wildlife, and the renowned Sherpa climbers. Tengboche to Lukla will take about 12 minutes, while Kathmandu to Lukla will take about 55 minutes. Anyone who would prefer not to walk can readily adjust to this helicopter ride in order to avoid certain situations or to save time and effort. Helicopter flights are available from Lukla to Tengboche as well as from Kathmandu to Tengboche.

Dingboche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight

Dingboche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight is ideal for people who have completed the Everest Base Camp / Kala Patthar adventure and do not wish to travel any farther from Dingboche. You must arrive at Dingboche first for this helicopter ride. Situated approximately 149 kilometers from Kathmandu, Dingboche is 4,410 meters (14,470 feet) above sea level. Traveling from Dingboche to Kathmandu will take about 60 minutes. This heli ride is also capable of doing emergency helicopter rescue and evacuation. You will be able to see mountains such as Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Mount Everest during the flight, in addition to other historical and natural sites like chortens, monasteries, and local attractions.

Lobuche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight

Lobuche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight is appropriate for individuals who have finished the endeavor of Everest Base Camp/Kala Patthar and would prefer not to move more from Lobuche. Lobuche is situated at an elevation of 6,119 meters (16,210 feet) and is around 148 kilometers from Kathmandu. It will take roughly 65 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Lobuche. Catastrophe helicopter clearing and helicopter salvage in crisis circumstances should likewise be possible with this heli ride from Lobuche to Kathmandu. Amid the flight, you will probably see  mountains like Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and so on, alongside other normal and old attractions like cloisters, chortens, settlement attractions, etc.

Gokyo to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight

Gokyo to Kathmandu helicopter flight can be easily achieved whenever you are in Gokyo valley. This is a flight of around 60 minutes, as Gokyo is only 137 kilometers away from Kathmandu. This helicopter tour can be done in order to avoid the walking encumbrance. During the flight, you will be able to see the beautiful mountains surrounding the Gokyo valley, Gokyo Lakes, the Himalayan glacier, greenery hills, and so on. This helicopter flight from Gokyo to Kathmandu is suitable for people with less time to walk around or trek back to Kathmandu, as well as for those who are not able to do further hiking (walking) from one place to another. Emergency helicopter evacuation from Gokyo is also possible because of this helicopter ride from Gokyo to Kathmandu. Conversely, you can take a Kathmandu-Gokyo helicopter flight, which will enable you to reach Gokyo, walk and explore around and return to Kathmandu in the estimated time period.

Best Season for Everest Helicopter Tour

The Everest region offers a diverse range of weather conditions, with each season offering its own uniqueness. The best seasons for this helicopter tour are spring and autumn. During this month, the weather is relatively mild and favourable.

During the spring season, from March to May, the weather is generally mild and stable, with temperatures ranging from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius (50 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit), which makes this month the best time for a comfortable and visually stunning helicopter tour. The skies are often clear, providing crystal-clear views of the snow-capped peaks.

Likewise, autumn, from November to September, is also the best season for this heli tour. During these months, the weather is stable and the temperature is  around 5 to 15 degrees Celsius (41 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit). The skies are generally clear and offer stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas and the surrounding landscapes.

Although spring and autumn are the best seasons for helicopter tours, it does not mean that only these seasons are appropriate. The days, except for these months, with clear skies and favourable weather conditions can be the best choice as well.

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Itinerary
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To Book please Check Availability section for the Everest base camp helicopter tour on a group joining basis, and for a private helicopter tour Book a Private Trip.

  • Duration5 Hours

This EBC helicopter tour is a day-long program that takes you to the Himalayas to witness their beauty up close. This task takes around 5 to 6 hours to complete. Throughout the tour, the following activities are done on this exciting journey

Early morning airport transfer:

Our company representative will pick you up from the hotel early in the morning and transfer you to the airport. You need to carry all the documents required for the helicopter tour. 

Security check and transfer to the helicopter

After 20 to 30 minutes of driving, you will reach the airport, where you will undergo a security check by the airport staff. After security clearance, passengers will get a complete pre-booking about the upcoming tour, which includes the tour activity, safety guidelines, and emergency procedures. The experienced staff will guide passengers through the dos and don'ts, making sure everyone is well-informed and prepared for the experience ahead.

After the pre-briefing is over, passengers will be taken to the helicopter. Modern features and comfortable seats make the helicopter a safe and enjoyable place to travel. As individuals settle into their seats, the experienced pilot starts the takeoff process, which makes the craft slowly rise into the sky.

Scenic flight from Kathmandu

Get ready for a spectacular thrill ride beneath the Himalayan blue sky as the helicopter takes off. Enjoy the views of Kathmandu city and the valley, which is surrounded by tiers of verdant hills filled with towns and agricultural terraces. Enjoy the stunning 360° panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range as the helicopter spirals around to the east. Featuring panoramic vistas of Nepal's rural farmlands and its stunning scenery of green hills and valleys.

Landing at Lukla

The helicopter then heads northeast toward Lukla's small airport, Tenzing & Hillary Airport, named in honor of the late great mountaineers. The first person to climb Mt. Everest achieved so on May 29, 1953. Take a short break to stretch your legs. Lukla is well-known for its busy airport, which serves as the starting point for a variety of activities in the high Khumbu regions.

Defueling at Lukla Airport

As soon as the chopper lands at the airport, the defueling process is done. This short (10–12 minute) process makes sure the helicopter is ready for the return trip.  Although it may only seem like a short break, these careful preparations are what ensures the tour goes smoothly, letting people enjoy the breathtaking Himalayan scenery without having to worry about any problems.

Flight towards Everest

After defueling activities are complete, the heli takes off again, this time heading for the heart of the beautiful Khumbu region. The scenery changes as you get closer to the famous Everest Base Camp. The Dudh-Koshi river flows below you like a line through the valleys. Its white water shows that it comes from glaciers in the Himalayas. The heliis more interesting when you see terraced fields, old monasteries, and remote Sherpa towns.

Flyover Base Camp and Kala Patthar

This is the best part of the Everest helicopter tour. Passengers experience an amazing world as the helicopter glides gently over the famous Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. The Himalayas are clearly visible below you as you soar to an amazing height of 5,250 meters (17,225 feet). The colorful cluster of tents at Base Camp is a symbol of the determination and motivation of the people. Surrounded by mountains, the high point of Kala Patthar provides outstanding views of the Everest range. Travelers are advised to capture this moment with photos and videos to serve as souvenirs of a truly memorable journey.

Helicopter ride to Hotel Everest View

The journey continues as the helicopter turns toward the famous Syangboche Hill. Syangboche, located at 3,880 meters (12,000 feet), provides a peaceful break after the adrenaline-fueled overfly of Base Camp. But the heart is captured by more than merely the calm atmosphere. The famous Hotel Everest View, one of the world's tallest hotels, welcomes you here. When the chopper touches down, the passengers are greeted by stunning views of the Everest massif. The peaks make powerful shadows over the landscape. Inside the hotel, there are choices for a tasty breakfast and cool drinks, so passengers can enjoy their food with a view of the Himalayas. 

Helicopter Flight back to Kathmandu

The amazing Everest Base Camp chopper Tour comes to an end as the chopper lands at the domestic airport in Kathmandu. From the pure peace of the Himalayas to the lively activity of Nepal's capital, you can feel the difference in the air. As passengers depart, they carry with them vivid memories of a world viewed from above - snow-capped peaks, flowing rivers, and old monasteries, all seen from a unique perspective. Returning back to Kathmandu not only marks the end of a trip but also the start of many stories, memories, and thoughts that will revolve around a morning spent surrounded by the world's tallest mountains.

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Trip Map

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour map

What's Included

Airport Pickup and Drop-off Services
  • International Arrival Pickup
  • Domestic Airport Dropoff Before Tour
  • Domestic Airport Pickup After the Tour
  • International Dropoff on your Final Departure Day
Gound Time 
  • 20 minutes of landing at Lukla airport before the EBC tour and 30 minutes after the tour
  • 15 minutes in Pherche (in the case of shuttle)
  • 1 hour at the Everest View Hotel

Helicopter Flight

  • Helicopter fly over to Everest Base Camp and  Khumbu Glacier

Includes Other Liabilities

  • Full premium service 
  • Oxygen cilinder in Helicopter
  • Medical kits will be carried by our team
  • 13% Government VAT and Helicopter fuel surcharges
  • Space in a helicopter for a maximum of 5 people in 1 helicopter
  • Certificate of Helicopter Tour Completion with Landing at 5550 Meters
  • Life insurance during a helicopter flight (which is provided by aviation)
  • For private bookings, a guide or photographer will be provided upon your request when the group size is 2 or 4.(additional cost applicable)

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Airport Boarding Pass
  • National Park Permit
  • Local Government Permits
  • Extra Drinks and Beverages
  • Personal Health Insurance
  • Breakfast at Hotel Everest View
  • Food and extra nights at Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Any kinds of drinks (tea, coffee, hot water, etc) 
  • All the other expenses not mentioned in the cost include a list.
Availability & Private Trip

Booking is open for the years2024, 2025, and 2026. Book now and get instant confirmation of your helicopter flight ticket to Everest base campin advance. We offer these tours throughout the year, during the main season and off-season.

  • Spare 2 or 3 days are recommended to make the group joining the tour successful.
  • If the weather is not favorable on the tour date, then those extra spare days will work.
  • If the tour is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, we provide a full refund or extend the tour for next dates without extra service charges.

If you are looking for a luxury and comfortable tour only for your own family and private groups of friends, then apply for a Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. For additional booking assistance. Contact us on +977-9851017030 (Whatsapp) anytime.

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Start DateStart: FridayFeb 23, 2024End DateEnd: FridayFeb 23, 2024PricePriceUS $1195StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: SaturdayFeb 24, 2024End DateEnd: SaturdayFeb 24, 2024PricePriceUS $1195StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: SundayFeb 25, 2024End DateEnd: SundayFeb 25, 2024PricePriceUS $1195StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: MondayFeb 26, 2024End DateEnd: MondayFeb 26, 2024PricePriceUS $1195StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: TuesdayFeb 27, 2024End DateEnd: TuesdayFeb 27, 2024PricePriceUS $1195StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: WednesdayFeb 28, 2024End DateEnd: WednesdayFeb 28, 2024PricePriceUS $1195StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: ThursdayFeb 29, 2024End DateEnd: ThursdayFeb 29, 2024PricePriceUS $1195StatusStatusGuaranteed
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Private & Group Discount Price
1 pax
US$4950
2 pax
US$2550
3 pax
US$1750
4 pax
US$1425
5 pax
US$1150
1 Travelers x US $4950TotalUS $4950(No additional taxes or booking fees)

Why Book An Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour With NTA?

Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is a customer-focused helicopter tour operator, proving our constant commitment to excellence. We'll make sure that your trip to the famous Everest base camp is not only exciting, but also safe and well-planned. Our wide range of services covers every part of your trip, making sure it goes smoothly and you have a great time. High-performance B2, B3, and B3+ helicopters make up the core of our flying services. These machines were made to handle the rough terrain of the Himalayas. They make sure that every trip is safe and unique. Apart from these, here are the reasons to choose NTA for the helicopter tour:

  • Years of successful trip organization in the Himalayas with a highly experienced team.
  • Offering the best helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp.
  • Prioritizing guest safety and environmental conservation during trips.
  • Available for all age groups (from 3 years old to 75 and above) and also for physically abled individuals.
  • All team members are licensed and trained for Himalayan trips, including experienced pilots.
  • Unique helicopter tours to famous Himalayan destinations, with options for private tailor-made tours.
  • Competitive pricing for Everest helicopter tours with no hidden charges.
  • Ensure the safety of your payment until the completion of the trip with multiple secure payment options.
  • Round-the-clock availability for queries and support, ensuring assistance from the beginning to the end of the trip.

Things to carry during a day EBC Helicopter Tour

It is always an essential factor to be on the safe side during the helicopter flight tour to EBC and all the other helicopter tours in Nepal. Some of the things to carry for this helicopter ride are as follows:

  • Good Camera or Mobile Phone (Best Quality)
  • Sunscreen and skin/lip balms
  • Warm clothes that block wind and cold (long-sleeves)
  • Sunhat to protect from sunburn (needed during breakfast in Hotel Everest View)
  • Day backpack
  • Mineral water (maximum 2 Bottles)
  • Light snacks, dried fruits or some chocolates
  • Some cash, in case you want to buy something
  • Thus, these are some of the necessary things to carry during the one-day EBC helicopter tour.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that unforeseen events may lead to trip cancellations by guests or the company. The company reserves the right to cancel or postpone the trip due to circumstances such as weather instability, political disturbances, riots, natural disasters, etc., without any prior notice.

  • To get a full refund, you need to cancel at least 24 hours before the tour starts.
  • If you cancel within 24 hours of the start time, you won't get a refund.
  • No changes are allowed within 24 hours of the tour.
  • The 24-hour deadline is based on the local time of the tour.
  • Good weather is needed for this tour. If it's canceled due to bad weather, you can choose a different date or get a full refund.
  • The tour requires a minimum of 5 people. If it's canceled because there aren't enough participants, you’ll be offered a different date or tour or a full refund.

Distance and Duration of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu

The Everest base camp helicopter tour is an exhilarating aerial journey that offers a condensed yet unforgettable experience of the stunning Himalayan landscape. In just 4 to 5 hours, you'll explore various landmarks in the Everest region, each offering awe-inspiring views. The table below details the distances and durations for key segments of your Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour, ensuring you witness the majestic beauty of this iconic region in a time-efficient and thrilling manner.

Sector

Distance

Duration

Landing Time

Kathmandu to Lukla

Around 136.17 km

40 to 45 minutes

At Lukla (10-12 minute stop)

Lukla to Pheriche

Around 28 km

45 to 50 minutes

20 mins for Shuttle

Lukla to Everest Base Camp (flyover)

Around 38 km

25 to 30 minutes

N/A

Fly to Hotel Everest View

Around 8 km

5 to 10 minutes

N/A

Landing at Hotel Everest view

-

1 hour

Available for an hour

Lukla to Kathmandu (Landing)

-

10 to 15 minutes

 10 to 15 minutes

Back to kathmandu

Around 136.17 km

40 to 45 minutes

 

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Price List of Pick-up and Drop-off

We also offer Everest Base Camp helicopter tours from various locations in the Everest region. The helicopter cost for the Everest Base Camp trip from Kathmandu is valid for the following months: March 15 to May 30 and September 10 to December 30, for 2024 and 2025.

If you plan to visit in other months, such as January, February, June, July, and August, please contact us for better pricing. The rates shown are in US dollars.

Based on the provided information, we have created a rate list to assist you in choosing the most suitable helicopter flight route, along with its respective pricing.

Trip Starting and Ending

Cost for 1 - 3 Person

Cost for 4 - 5 Person

Kathmandu - Everest Base Camp - Kathmandu

$4650 - $4950

$4950 - $5750

Lukla - Everest Base Camp - Lukla

$2000 - $2500

$2500 - $3000

Lukla - Everest Base Camp - Kathmandu

$5000

$6500

Phakding- Everest Base Camp - Lukla

$2000

$2550

Phakding- Everest Base Camp - Kathmandu

$4500

$4950

Namche - Everest Base Camp - Namche or Lukla

$2000

$2500

Namche - Everest Base Camp - Kathmandu

$4500

$5500

Hotel Everest View - Everest Base Camp - HEV or Lukla

$1800

$2150

Hotel Everest View - Everest Base Camp - Kathmandu

$4000

$4500

Tengboche - Everest Base Camp - Lukla

$1850

$2150

Tengboche - Everest Base Camp - Kathmandu

$4000

$4500

Dingbuche - Everest Base Camp - Lukla

$1900

$2200

Dingboche - Everest Base Camp - Kathmandu

$4000

$4500

Lobuche - Everest Base Camp - Lukla

$1900

$2250

Lobuche - Everest Base Camp - Kathmandu

$4000

$4500

Lukla - Gokyo - Lukla

$2000

$2400

Lukla - Gokyo+EBC - Lukla

$2400

$2800

Kathmandu - Gokyo Lake - Kathmandu

$4200

$4600

Kathmandu - Gokyo+EBC - Kathmandu

$5500

$6550

Understanding Occasional Delays During Helicopter Service

As we all know, the Everest helicopter tour service is not only famous for adventure seekers but also for important roles like rescue, evacuation, and lifesaving missions. Sometimes you have to wait a few hours during your helicopter tour program.

Generally, the helicopter flight might get delayed due to weather conditions such as high winds or low visibility, which can affect the flight schedule. The helicopter only operates if the weather and visibility are 80 to 90 percent good. If the weather is below 70%, chances of operating the chopper are low because of the possibility of weather changes and low visibility.

Apart from the weather, the helicopter flight gets delayed because of the priority given to rescue and evacuation missions. Helicopters often perform urgent medical evacuations or assist climbers in distress. Then you might have to wait a few hours for the work to be done.

In these cases, you can make the most of your waiting time by either resting and waiting for the helicopter to arrive or exploring the nearby location, interacting with the locals, buying souvenirs, and taking a lot of pictures and videos.

Eco Friendly Everest Heli Tour Service with NTA

We are happy to offer the Eco-Friendly Everest Heli Tour Service, which lets you see the beauty of the Himalayas. Our top priorities are sustainability and environmental responsibility. This way, we can make sure that your excursion to Everest Base Camp is both exciting and good for the earth. Our new fleet of helicopters is equipped with cutting-edge technology that keeps noise pollution and carbon emissions to a minimum. This means that we have little to no effect on the clean environment around Everest. Our flight itineraries are carefully planned to avoid critical wildlife habitats and communities, demonstrating our commitment to responsible tourism practices.

Nepal Trek Adventure does more than just plan amazing trips; we also work to protect the environment and help the people who live in the areas we visit. You can offset your helicopter flight's carbon footprints through our optional carbon offset program, thereby supporting conservation efforts and sustainable development in the region. In addition, our instructional part makes people more aware of how important it is to take care of the environment and pushes our guests to act in ways that are good for the climate. Come on an adventure with us to the top of the world where sustainability meets adventure. Let's make a good difference in the beautiful landscapes of the Everest region.

Celebrating Occasions and Achievements with a Customizable Everest Helicopter Tour Package

With the Everest helicopter tour package, you can start a trip of celebration and success. Our tour has a variety of activities to fit every milestone and goal, whether you're celebrating a special event, looking for excitement, or chasing a lifelong dream.

Birthday Bash with Helicopter Tour

You can  take your birthday party to a whole new level with an amazing helicopter tour of the Everest area. You can either treat yourself or surprise your friends and family with a helicopter ride to base camp, where you can enjoy champagne and cake at high altitude along with the stunning view of the Himalayas.

Romantic Engagements and Proposals among the Majestic Peaks

You can make your proposal to your loved ones truly memorable with our helicopter flight to base camp. In the Himalayas, surrounded by their stunning beauty, ask your partner to marry you in a way that will leave them speechless.

Overfly Visit for Spectacular View

An overfly visit lets people who don't have time or can't walk to Everest Base Camp see the beauty of the world's tallest mountain from the safety of a helicopter. You can enjoy wide views of the Himalayas and take beautiful pictures from above to remember them forever.

Taking pilgrimages to holy places

You can also book this Everest day tour program for a spiritual trip to holy places around Everest, such as the well-known Tengboche Monastery. As you fly over old pilgrimage routes, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the mountains and learn about the area's culture and customs of the area.

Fly to Base Camp for the Expedition

A helicopter trip that takes you straight to Everest Base Camp will help you reach your mountain climbing goals. You can skip the hard trekking and go straight to the base of the world's tallest mountain, where experienced Sherpa guides will help you start your climb to the top.

No matter what the event or trip is, our Everest helicopter tour packages are made to be unforgettable. You can make your tour fit your needs and celebrate important events and goals in the most memorable way possible.

Alternative to the Everest Helicopter Tour in Everest Region of Nepal

If you're seeking a more extended Everest experience, allowing for ample time to explore the Khumbu region, delve into the details of each place, and discover monasteries and lakes more profoundly, these options are tailor-made for you.

Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days: In this classic Everest base camp experience, spanning 14 days of awe-inspiring landscapes and cultural encounters, you will get to spend more time in various places of the Khumbu region.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return: Combine the joy of trekking with the luxury of a helicopter return, providing a unique perspective of the Everest region and less physical burden.

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek: Indulge in the lap of luxury while trekking to Everest Base Camp, blending comfort with the thrill of adventure.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek: Short on time but eager for an Everest experience? Opt for this condensed trek that captures the essence of the region in a shorter duration.

Choose an Everest adventure that goes beyond the Base Camp norm. Contact us today to craft your personalized journey into the heart of the Khumbu region!

Additional Documents Required for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Cost

Beside the Everest base camp helicopter tour package cost, there are a few additional costs that are mandatory for every traveller to visit Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. This helicopter tour requires two permits, which are the Sagarmatha national park entry fee and the Khumbu municipality entry permit. Here is the detailed information about the permit required for the Everest base camp helicopter tour:

Permits Required for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour 

As you know, for the Everest base camp helicopter tour, certain permits are essential. To ensure compliance with local government rules. To facilitate a smooth and legal journey through the Sagarmatha region. Here are the key permits required:

  1. Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit:
    This permit is mandatory for entering Sagarmatha National Park. It costs Nepali rupees 3000 per person, which is around 30 USD. It helps preserve the natural environment and manage the impact of tourism on the region.

  2. Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit:
    Similarly, you have to pay a local government entry permit, which is 2000 NPR per person or 20 USD. In addition to the national park permit, visitors are required to obtain an entry permit for the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality, the administrative region that includes areas around Everest.

Airport Tax:

  • A mandatory airport tax of 500 NPR (5 USD) is applicable at Tribhuvan International Airport for all travelers. 

Hotel Everest View Breakfast Cost:

  • The breakfast is not included in the package. You will need to set aside around 32 USD or 4000 Nepali rupees per person for the breakfast at HEV. Please note that the cost may vary based on your food preferences.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q1. How long does it take to fly to Everest Base Camp by helicopter?

    The flight time to Everest Base Camp by helicopter is typically around 4 to 5 Hours.

    • The cost of the tour varies according to the package you select. It usually costs between $1350 and $4950 per person.

    • Yes, EBC (Everest Base Camp) helicopter tour is family-friendly.

    • Yes, you can book a private Everest base camp helicopter tour.

    • No, wheelchairs are not accessible on the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. However, people with physical limitations can also partake in this Heli tour.

    • Mount Everest Base Camp is approximately 130 kilometres (81 miles) northeast of Kathmandu.

    • Tipping is not mandatory on Everest helicopter tours, but it is generally considered a courteous gesture to show appreciation for good service.

    • The best season for an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is Spring (March to May) or Autumn (September to October). During this time, the skies are usually clear and the weather is warmer than at other times of the year. However, the best time to go on the tour is in April, when the views of the snow-capped peaks are at their best and the weather is perfect.

    • Yes, you need Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit for Everest base camp helicopter tour.

    • Yes, it is possible to an Everest base camp helicopter tour according to your wishes. We are happy to help you to provide this as per your requirement.

    • Yes, we offer Everest fixed, guaranteed departures during the main season for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

    • There will be additional changes for Breakfast and Sagarmatha National Park Fee.

    • Yes, oxygen cylinders are in helicopters in case of emergencies.

    • Yes, the weather does affect the Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour. The helicopter flight won't leave until all the weather reports are in and it's clear that conditions are good. Due to the unpredictability of nature, it is impossible to make an accurate forecast. If the weather worsens, the helicopter will land in the safest location possible, near the tour area. Your rescue will be swift, and the tour will be interrupted. The tour will continue once the weather improves.

    • When flying from Kathmandu to Pheriche, the weight limit for the Everest base camp helicopter tour is 500 kilograms. The maximum weight limit in a single helicopter, from Pheriche, is 240 kilograms. This is due to the helicopter's inability to fly with a weight greater than 240 kilograms above a height of 4000 meters.

    • On the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, you should dress for the cold weather in the mountains. Wear warm clothes that you can layer, like long-sleeved shirts, sweaters, a warm jacket, and a hat or scarf. It's also important to wear comfortable boots or shoes that grip well on the glacier or snow. Also, you should bring gloves and sunglasses to protect your hands and eyes from the sun.

    • Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour has a maximum of five passengers and a minimum of one. We can fit up to five people in the same helicopter, and we'll make sure that everyone gets to see the beautiful Himalayas. While staying at Hotel Everest View, you will get a chance to devour a hot Himalayan breakfast with a spectacular view of the mountains.

    • Everest base camp helicopter tours are operated throughout the year, and we also provide daily fixed departures for the months of March, April, May, September, October, and November. It is recommended to book at least a few weeks in advance to secure a spot.

    • Travel insurance is usually not included in the package for an Everest base camp helicopter tour, so it should be bought separately.

    • Everest Base Camp helicopter tour does not include a landing at Kala Patthar. Instead, the helicopter will fly over Kala Patthar and then return to Pheriche.

       

    • During an Everest helicopter tour, you are not likely to get altitude sickness because the flight does not stay at high altitudes for a long time. Most helicopter tours to Everest Base Camp fly at an altitude of around 5,500 metres (18,000 feet), which is above the tree line but still below the altitude at which most people experience symptoms of altitude sickness.

    • 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 $1350 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 Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, if you get altitude sickness, you will get first-aid care right away. If the condition does not improve, you will be transferred immediately to a lower altitude or directly to Kathmandu or Lukla. The need for subsequent treatment will then be determined.

    • There are no specific restrictions on photography or video during the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, but it is advised to follow ethical practices and respect the local culture and environment.

    • On 14 May 2005, an AS350 B3 piloted by Eurocopter test pilot Didier Delsalle landed on the summit of Mount Everest at an altitude of 8,848 meters (29,048 feet), a feat confirmed by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.

    Testimonials
    What Our Clients Say
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      Dominic CarrUnited Kingdom,February 13, 2024

      Everest base camp helicopter tour with family

      The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour was not only a beautiful trip through nature but also a fun-filled family adventure full of laughs, excitement, and time spent together. No matter how old or young someone in our group was, they were all mesmerized by the stunning views below them.

      As we rose into the sky, we could feel how excited everyone was. Children's eyes lit up with awe as they caught their first glimpse of snow-capped peaks, and adults couldn't help but be amazed by how big the Himalayas were.

      When we flew over Everest Base Camp, it was a moment of shared victory. We took a lot of pictures of tall mountains and huge glaciers, making memories that we will treasure for a long time. Even though it was very thin air, the kids' laughter could be heard all the way down the valley. It showed how much fun it was for them to be on such an amazing journey with their friends.

      Our pilot and tour guide went above and beyond to make sure that everyone on the tour felt welcome and involved. They kept us entertained and informed the whole time by showing us interesting sites and telling us interesting stories about the area.

      We couldn't help but think about the amazing things we had done together as a family as we made our way back to society. The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour brought us closer together, creating moments that will last a lifetime and strengthening the ties that held us together. We all looked forward to going on another journey like that one day.

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      Luke FosterUnited States,February 12, 2024

      helicopter tour of Everest Base Camp

      The helicopter tour of Everest Base Camp was not only a trip through beautiful scenery, but also a cultural journey that showed us interesting things about the people who live in this distant part of the world. I was amazed by the beautiful tapestry of colors and textures that unfolded in front of us as soon as we took off. It showed how lively the culture is in the Himalayas.

      It amazed me how strong the people who live in such difficult terrain were as we flew over small mountain towns and terraced fields. Every part of their life, from the warmth of their smiles to the detail of their traditional clothing, showed that they had a strong bond with the land and a deep love for nature.

      It felt like a dream to fly over Everest Base Camp. With its high mountains and prayer flags flapping in the wind, this holy place made me feel awe and respect for its spiritual importance. We were watching in the shadow of the world's tallest mountain, which made the moment of quiet thought even more powerful.

      Our tour guide told us interesting stories and tales about the history and culture of the area, which helped us understand what we were seeing and doing. From the old practices of Tibetan Buddhism to the problems that communities in the Himalayas face today, their knowledge gave our experience more depth and helped us learn more about this special part of the world.

      I was so thankful for the chance to see such amazing nature and learn from the people who live here as we made our way back to society. That trip from the Everest Base Camp chopper tour will always be a part of my life.

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    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.

    • Expert Guides
      Expert Guides

      Our experienced guides have extensive knowledge of the local area and culture, ensuring a safe and authentic adventure.

    • Top-notch Customer Service
      Top-notch Customer Service

      Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, from personalized trip planning to attentive support throughout your journey.

    • Flexibility
      Flexibility

      We understand that travel plans can change, which is why we offer flexible itineraries and customizable tours to meet your specific needs and preferences.

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      Unmatched Value

      We strive to provide the best value for your money, with competitive pricing and transparent, all-inclusive pricing that eliminates hidden fees.

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