Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Tour
  • Transport: Helicopter
  • Group Size: 5 Person (Total Weight 450kg)
  • Max Elevation: Kalapathar (5545m)

Highlights

  • Spectacular helicopter flight from the capital city of  Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp (5,380 m) with a bird’s eye view of the majestic mountains.
  • Fantastic panoramic views of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range from Kalapattar.
  • Have a wholesome breakfast at the Everest View Hotel which provides a magnificent view of the snow-capped mountains. 
  • Exceptional aerial views of the lush-green forests full of pine and rhododendron trees.
  • Remarkable eagle-eye views of the Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Icefall and the glistening lakes of Gokyo.
  • Chance to witness the unique cultures and lifestyle of the Sherpas.
  • Opportunity to travel at the base of the world's highest peak in absolute luxury without the hassle of long treks.
     

Description

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.

What to Expect

  • All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicle 
  • Helicopter Fuel Surcharge
  • Private Heli Charter Fee
  • Emergency oxygen is available inside the helicopter.
  • Additional cost required for the personal use of the oxygen cylinder outside the helicopter
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Other cost not mentioned in "Cost Includes" section 

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
15 Dec, 2019 - 15 Dec, 2019GuaranteedUS$1100

Useful Information

  • Although we're flying 5 Person from Kathmandu, we're going to do two shuttles from Pheriche with every 3 Pax shuttles. That is due to the weight of the helicopter while taking off from the high altitude. If you are more than 3, then there will be two flights from Pheriche to EBC each carrying no more than 3 people.
     
  • Weight limits are analyzed in order to determine the best option that can be taken, whether to fly directly to Everest Base Camp or reaching Pheriche first and then flying in 2 shuttles to Everest Base Camp. 
     
  • Especially, in low-peak season time (June to August and December to February), plan your trip with one or more extra days so that you can continue the tour the next day if the flight got canceled due to bad weather condition.
     
  • While booking a helicopter ride, please mention the total body weight and your reserved hotel address in Kathmandu.
     
  • 100% Full Refund in case of no flight due to the bad weather condition.