The Everest base camp Helicopter tour is an alternative to individuals looking to skip the hassle of long treks and visit the foot of the world’s highest summit at absolute comfort and luxury. With a bird’s eye view of the magnificent mountains and appealing landscapes, this helicopter tour is going to give you an experience of a lifetime.
The tour commences with a 30-40 min flight from the capital city to Lukla. The flight offers incredible sceneries of the landscapes and the gleaming mountains throughout the journey. Further, from Lukla, the trip continues to Everest base camp through scattered settlements and lush green landscapes with the glittering mountains encompassing all around.
The base camp blesses you with incredible views of Everest and its neighboring giants. Two quick stops at Kala Pattar and Everest view hotel also provide exquisite views of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range.
All in all, the Everest base camp helicopter tour is a thrilling and exciting experience where you get an opportunity to witness the lush and abundant landscapes, dramatic valleys with lots of settlements and the gigantic mountains glistening in the backdrop.
A single flight can accommodate up to five persons with full window seats. Window seats provide you with incredible aerial views throughout your journey. If you happen to be traveling solo, we can fit you into a sharing group of solo travelers. It helps to reduce the cost of the helicopter flight.
The Everest base camp Helicopter tour is a perfect option to visit the base of the highest peak in absolute comfort and luxury. Though expensive and luxurious, the rewarding views you witness during the journey provide you with memorable experiences making the trip worth every penny you’ve spent!
So if you’re looking forward to indulging yourself in the beauty of the Himalayas, sign up for this helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp.
Everest Heli Tour Ride
The Everest base camp Helicopter tour is a one day tour that commences early in the morning and finishes by noon. The journey starts with an early morning flight from Kathmandu, as we exit the verdant valleys of Bhaktapur and Nagarkot into Lukla.
The flight takes about 30-40 mins and is a very scenic one, providing fantastic views of the snow-capped mountains and steep moraines. As we near Lukla, we can catch the first glimpses of sherpa culture and their traditional Buddhism-intact lifestyle.
The journey continues upwards to Everest base camp. We pass through the scattered Sherpa settlements as well as lush pine and rhododendron forests. The aerial views throughout the journey from the chopper are magnificent! There are also possible stops on the way if you wish to witness the surrounding views more intently.
As the flight nears the base camp, you can catch astounding views of the Khumbu Icefall, lakes and glaciers. The base camp blessed with the breath-taking views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, & Lola peaks along with Mt. Pumori, Khumbu Ice Falls, and the glaciers. After some well-deserved photographs, we make our way back.
On our return, we stop at Kalapattar, which provides a fantastic 360-degree panoramic view of the gigantic mountains. Further, we pass through Lobuche, Tengboche and finally take a rest at Everest View Hotel for a wholesome breakfast. We then continue our way back to the capital, concluding the journey.
The complete Everest Base Camp helicopter tour takes about 4-5 hours and is a fun and thrilling experience!
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary
5:45 AM - Transfer from hotel to Tribhuvan International Airport
Our representatives will transfer you from the hotel to TIA, from where you will be catching an early morning flight to Lukla.
6:15 AM - Check-in and Boarding
After successfully checking in the helicopter counter, you will have to halt for some time in the terminal before you board for the flight. Remember to bring your passports for the check-in process.
6:30 AM - Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
The helicopter departs from Kathmandu and following the route of the hills heading into Lukla. Lukla is the closest airport to Mount Everest. The flight takes about 45 mins and is a science one contribute by magnificent snow-covered mountains views.
7:15 AM - Refueling in Lukla
As the chopper touches down in Lukla, it starts refueling for the long journey. Lukla offers the first glimpse of the gigantic mountains. After some quick refreshments, we continue on our journey further towards base camp.
7:50 AM - Flight towards Khumbu and Everest Base Camp
The main highlight of the trek starts from a flight from the airstrip of Lukla towards Everest base camp. The distance between Lukla and the Everest base camp is approximately 39 km and takes the chopper about 10-15 minutes to reach.
The flight provides contrasting sceneries dwelling from lush green vegetation to snow-covered moraines. We pass through the settlements of Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pangboche eventually into Base camp. Close to the base camp, we have fantastic views of the notoriously famous Khumbu Icefall and glaciers. After well-deserved photographs of the gigantic peaks, we continue our journey towards Kalapattar.
8:20 AM - Helicopter Landing At Kala Pattar
We stop at Kala Pattar to capture some exquisite pictures of the mountains in the Khumbu Region. Kala Pattar offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Everest and its neighboring peaks.
8:50 AM - Kala Pattar to Everest View Hotel
We continue our journey leaving Kalapattar in the backdrop and heading towards the well-famed Everest View Hotel. On a clear day, the hotel provides fantastic views of the gleaming mountains. After a wholesome breakfast under the majestic Himalayas, we make our way back to Kathmandu.
9:15 AM - Refueling at Lukla
We take a brief stop at Lukla for refueling for our journey back to the capital. The refueling takes about 5-10 mins, and we take off from Lukla bidding farewell to the mountains.
9:50 AM - Heli Ride Back To Kathmandu and Drive to Hotel
Upon your arrival at TIA, our representatives will pick you up and escort you back to the hotel as the Mount Everest tour comes to an end.