Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - 1 Day

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Trip Facts

  • Duration 1 Day
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle and Helicopter
  • Activity Helicopter Tour
  • Best Season Feb- May and Sept- Dec
  • Group Size Mini 1, Max 5 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 5,550m/18,208ft

Highlights

A 45 minutes rewarding trip to Lukla, the only gateway to the Everest region.

Scenic hiking by the banks of Dudh Koshi River Valley and gorge

Evergreen woods of Sagarmatha National Park

Remote tranquil countryside and scattered alpine villages like Tengboche, Pheriche, and Dingboche

The chopper Flies over the Everest Base Camp and takes you close-up to the Himalayas

Lands at Kalapatthar (5545 meters). The scenic views hereabouts leave you breathless

The Marvelous viewpoint of Kalapatthar - Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Thamserku

View of Hidden Lakes and the surrounding Tibetan Peaks from a Helicopter

Breakfast at the exquisite location of 3800 meters - Everest View Hotel

Suitable for travelers and senior citizens who are cramped due to time

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Overview

This is a scenic Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing at some exclusive key spots to enjoy some of the most striking landscapes on earth…the EBC helicopter   tour is an epic trip you’re unlikely to forget for a long, long time. And it’s all done in a single day!

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is designed for busy travelers cramped with time. It’s also ideal for aged citizens & travelers with physical disabilities. Children are also welcome for this EBC Helicopter Flight Tout into one of the most exotic Himalayan regions in the world. Everest Base Camp is the world’s leading trek. This trek can be done anytime between 12-16 days, however, not all people have the time for such a lengthy period. You will discover why this is so from your sky tour high-up in the clouds. Nepal is beautiful from all angles, but there's something special about seeing it from the bright blue skies. Helicopter tours are an exceptional way to do some sightseeing on a chopper among the world's highest mountains and deepest valleys—and it's the ideal option to get the most in the shortest period of time.

The now ever-growing universal choice for an Everest Base Camp Heli-Tour begins its scenic flight from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at Kathmandu. The thrilling flight from Kathmandu takes you to Lukla {one of the highest airports on earth] for refueling. Hauling up for a breather at Lukla’s Airport at an altitude of 2,860m gets the adrenaline pumping with excitement. Lukla is the only gateway from the sky to Everest Region. This is a settlement of Sherpa people and their unique trend of following ethnic traditions is just beautiful to the experience of this mountain community. After our break at Lukla, we fly out towards the famous Everest Base Camp. In the spring, we will see a whole lot of colorful expedition tents set up for SummitingMt. Everest. This is the only time in the year expeditions makes a beeline for this giant mountain.

As we soar high up over the green alpine forest of rhododendron pine to the arctic zone of ice glaciers, the beauty of nature is laid out bare to you in all its exotic dimensions. The air tour gives you views of giant glaciers and blocks of ice along with the infamous Khumbu Ice Falls wedged between giant mountains will set your imaginations on overdrive. The mindboggling sights only a few get to see, the starry heights only a few fortunate people get to reach, and the emotions enjoyed only a few people get to feel,Adventure Club’s Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp with Landing at Kalapatthar is a beautiful lifetime experience that will haunt your memories for a long time to come. As far as we know, today only happens once – it’ll be the day you book your helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp. If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down.

Flying over the Himalayas of Nepal offers you a great deal of eye-feasting on the oak forests along with the mountain ranges. But on a flight to EBC in a Helicopter, the wonders double up and the excitement brings joy to the heart. With the benefit of watching the ranges from a bird’s eye view, you surely won’t particularly miss what the trekkers do. The EBC Helicopter Tour offers stunning vistas of mountains like the Dhaulagiri Range, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Gauri Shankar, Nuptse & Lhotse, etc along with the legendary mother of all peaks - Mt. Everest. You get to see peaks swirling amidst the clouds in such a way that it is even difficult to remember them by their names.

And from our chopper, we can watch the rivers of ice flowing slowly down the Glaciers. These beautiful monsters are the main attraction of trekkers hiking to Everest Base Camp. The delectable king-size Himalayan breakfast at the Everest View Hotel is a gourmet attraction of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The route from Kathmandu is Kathmandu-Lukla-EBC-Kalapatthar-Everest View Hotel-Lukla-Kathmandu.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trip Comprehensive Guide

Your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing is an approx. 4-5 hours of classic Heli tours in the skies over the Everest region in Nepal. Globetrotters booked on this flight of real fantasy fly to arguably the most popular trekking region on earth - Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar peak. Sky riding across the ‘Khumbu’ [Everest region] is trending as one of the most ‘on demand’ helicopter tour packages on the planet today. There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this one. It's always better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.

The most popular universal choice for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flights begins its scenic flight from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at Kathmandu. The breathtaking flight from Kathmandu takes you to Lukla {one of the highest airports on earth] for refueling. The helicopter stopping for a break at Lukla’s Airport at an altitude of 2,860m is in itself an adrenaline experience. Lukla is a gateway from the sky to Everest Region. This is a settlement of Sherpa people with a unique trend of following their ethnic traditions is just beautiful to the experience of this mountain community. After our break at Lukla, we fly out towards the famous Everest Base Camp. If it’s in the spring, we get to see a whole lot of colorful expedition tents set up for summiting Mt. Everest. This is the only time in the year expeditions makes a beeline for this giant mountain. If you are in a group of more than 3 travelers, a shuttle service will be operated from Pheriche because of the altitude where the air pressure is limited to only 250 kg passengers' weight. You have an option to land either at Everest base camp (5364 meters) or Kalapathar peak (5545 meters) for about 15-20 minutes. We recommended you haul up at Kalapathar. The views hereabouts are simply astounding.

The returning program gives you time to enjoy an appetizing, delicious king-size breakfast at the Hotel Everest View, a mountain 5-star hotel constructed at an altitude of 3880 meters. This is a remarkable experience for the services you get to enjoy with an amazing breakfast served in royalty. You will have approx an hour’s time at this hotel and your time here is planned in a way to make sure you have enough individual space to enjoy the beautiful surroundings before takeoff to Kathmandu via Lukla where the chopper makes a final halt for refueling before flying to Kathmandu.

Besides the EBC Helicopter tour, our other helicopter tour packages in Nepal are much loved and highly recommended. This includes Gosainkunda Lake Helicopter Tour, Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour, Muktinath Helicopter Tour, and our Gokyo Lake Helicopter Tour. Please feel free to Contact Adventure Club Trek for an expert's idea about the ever-growing popular helicopter tour packages in Nepal.

When is the Best Time of the Year for an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

Spring Season

The season of spring in Nepal in March, April, and May. This is a grand time for a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp. The weather is favorable and moderate with an average temperature of 15 degrees Celsius in the daytime and -10 degrees Celsius during the night. April and May offer fantastic weather, which is ideal to explore the giant snowy peaks around Mount Everest at (8848.86 meters]. The route to EBC goes through a brilliant rhododendron forest, which blooms tremendously in the spring season. You get to see pretty colorful flowers everywhere in the mountains.

Summer/Monsoon Season:

The monsoon season starts in early June and lasts till the mid of September. The monsoon season is not the best time for an Everest base camp helicopter tour in Nepal due to heavy rain and poor visibility which happens usually and often remains cloudy, hazy & dangerous. However, the morning remains pretty good with clear weather. The temperature in the Khumbu region goes up to 20 degrees Celsius and 5 degrees at the minimum.

Autumn Season

The autumn season (September, October, and November) is the most suitable time for your helicopter tour to Everest base camp. The Himalayan views can be viewed in crystal clear weather along with sparkling blue skies. The rainy season just passes away from mid-September and the perfect season begins. October and November are the best months for all types of tours and trekking in the Khumbu region. The average temperature ranges from 20 degrees Celsius during the day and -10 degrees Celsius during the nighttime. This is a season free of fogs or clouds, especially at the higher altitudes above 3500 meters.

Winter Season

December and January are also suitable months to explore the snowy peaks around the Khumbu region. However, you must be prepared for the bitter minus temperatures even during the day. The weather remains extremely chilly & the cold bites amidst the snow-layered landscapes along the alpine Himalayas. Winter is the season to explore the real sensation of the Khumbu region which seemingly attempts to defend its inhabitants from the chilling temperatures with some occasional sunshine. Nonetheless, there is a probability of flight cancellation in case the weather gets suddenly aggressive due to extreme climate change patterns. The weather tends to fluctuate in the winters & nature can be a brutal monster when least expected.

The glitter in your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Lukla Airport (2,860m/9,383ft)

Lukla airport at an altitude of 2860 meters on the Himalayan terrain is the busiest gateway to the Everest region. It is about a 35-minute flight from Kathmandu, flying in the northeast direction. It has got a single runway for the arrival and departing aircraft. Flights are operated every day unless the sudden occurrence of harsh weather results in delayed flights. Although it is a short flight duration, due to weather unpredictability, there is a chance of flight delays and ultimate cancellations. An abundant number of hotels, restaurants and shops surround the entire territory should this happen. Lukla airport is accessible also from Manthali of Ramechhap district in nepal, which is a mountain terrain located within 4 hours driving distance from Kathmandu towards the East. It is the start and ending point of Everest Base Camp Treks along with other treks that operate in the Everest region.

Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft)

A bustling town in the Everest region, Namche Bazaar is located at an altitude of 3440 meters in the Khumbu region & is the capital of this area. It is situated 13 km away from the Lukla airport, which offers great accommodation for trekkers in the Everest region. Namche Bazaar is popular for acclimatizing as a rest point as the alpine attitude from here on may affect some trekkers. The town and its surroundings are the abodes of Everest summiteers.

Namche Bazaar also serves as a commercial hub, where people can trade & barter for almost anything under the sun. Cafés, bakeries, banks, hotels, restaurants, handicrafts & mountain gear shops, etc. facilitate this astonishing town nicknamed the ‘Las Vegas of the Khumbu mountainous region. A Sunday market is held every week. Walking in & around the area, you get a glimpse of mountain lifestyles, local schools, health posts, and spiritual sites that include monasteries and chhortens. Namche Bazaar is always buzzing with life late into the moonlit nights.

Everest View Hotel (3,880m/12,729ft)…a star hotel at starry heights!

Located at the highest altitude in this area, the luxury Everest View Hotel just above Namche Bazaar offers majestic views of famous peaks in the Everest region. Our helicopter hauls up at this hotel for breakfast. With a special breakfast laid out for you, it’s almost like a feel that’s close to royalty. You will have approx an hour’s time at this hotel and your time here is planned in a way to make sure you have enough individual space to enjoy the beautiful surroundings before takeoff to Kathmandu. This lovely hotel was built in 1971 A.D. the hotel offers deluxe accommodation and extraordinary gourmet meals. Global trekkers on the way to EBC or Gokyo Lake hike to this place from Namche to get used to the thin air at altitude. The 360-degree view of the awe-inspiring peaks, including the top of the world - Mt. Everest (8848.86 meters), provides mind-blowing views from this hotel. Additionally, this is a great point to explore the surrounding evergreen woods, rhododendron flowers, and juniper shrubs.

Tengboche Monastery (12,729ft)

Tengboche Monastery (or Thangbuchet Monastery), is a spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhist devotees. This monastery is physically placed at the highest point in the region & stands in a league of its own. The monastery is also known as Dawa Choling Gompa and is located at an altitude of 3867 meters (12,729ft). Built-in 1916, it gets its linkage to the Rongbuk Monastery of Tibet. It was rebuilt twice after the destruction from an earthquake and by fire a second time. The monastery is located on the way to Everest Base Camp, thus it gets thousands of international visitors every year. This UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site nestles in the laps of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam. The well-known Mani Rimdu Festival in Tengboche Monastery is one of the most celebrated festivals for Buddhist devotees and international visitors.

Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,660ft)

The brief name for Everest base camp is popularly known as ‘EBC’. EBC is located just below in the laps of Mount Everest and Lhotse peak in Nepal. Covered by snow and ice the base camp offers great views of the Khumbu glacier but please be aware, that the Everest peak itself cannot be seen from the base camp. Getting to Everest Base Camp is not everyone’s final destination; some don’t make it due to altitude problems & other medical reasons, however, our helicopter sky tours provide a sublime opportunity to reach there in a single day. During the months of March, April and May, base camp is a wonderful sight to behold with a whole lot of colorful tents and people because these are months’ when expeditions get set for summiting Everest. During these months in particular, you’re likely to taste a whole lot of delicacies for your meals at Base Camp due to the expeditionary groups from different countries who get there with their own native cuisines. It’s simply a unique time to be at EBC & Kalapathar peak due to the clear blue skies when Mt. Everest is best seen. If you’re trekking it out to EBC, its a 3.4 km journey to EBC from Gorakshep, which is the last human settlement on this route.

Kalapathar (5,550m/18,208ft)

The Nepali name “Kalapathar” means ‘black rock’. The stony black hill is located on the south ridge of Mount Everest from the Nepal side. The main focus of our Everest helicopter tour is to reach Kalapathar from where the grand views of Mount Everest can be seen. During your flight Kalapathar viewpoint offers real close upfront views of surrounding peaks including Mt Everest. Because of its graceful viewpoint of the Everest region's remarkable peaks, every trekker climbs this ridge the south of Pumori peak, especially from Gorakshep. The breathtaking close-up views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Changtse along with other neighboring peaks can be explored from Kalapathar. Trekkers haul up overnight at Gorakshep for the following morning hike to reach Kalapathar viewpoint. Mount Everest, Pumori, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse & Chola Pass peaks are so clearly seen from this master viewpoint. You get the feeling that you can almost touch these giant peaks.

Our other Helicopter Services in the Everest Region

Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

Club Trek operates regular helicopter tours in the Everest region. Besides, we also operate Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight service. Due to the weather, there is a high probability of getting flights delayed on this route. The helicopter takes you to Lukla from Kathmandu and vice versa even at the time when regular flights can't operate. This assures your regular schedule for the trekking and mountaineering activities beginning from Lukla. It's about a 45-minute flight.

Helicopter flight from EVEREST BASE CAMP to Lukla

We’d be happy to provide you with helicopter flight services from the Everest Base Camp to Lukla once you’re done with your dream to hike. To avoid repeating trails that you’ve already done, which is almost a downhill route; a helicopter ride enriches your experience of the trails because you get to see more from above that’s not possible on the hike. It shortens your itinerary and offers you a refreshing trip. Your body also gets to rest after an arduous trek. It is in total about a 35-minute flight from EBC to Lukla. Later, you can connect flights from Lukla to Kathmandu by plane or helicopter.

Helicopter flight from Lukla to Kalapathar

Taking a helicopter flight from Lukla to Kalapathar gives you an extraordinary experience of viewing some of the tallest peaks on earth and a real close-up in this exotic region. This is about a 35-minute trip, which offers some chocolate box scenery of the scattered Sherpa settlements, alpine landscapes, and lush green forests of the Sagarmatha National Park. A helicopter ride to Kalapathar can carry 5 individuals but through a shuttle service provided from Pheriche village (4371 meters) as it can carry only 3 passengers at a time & not more than that. This is due to the altitude. Kalapathar is located at an altitude of 5545 meters above Gorakshep.

Helicopter flight from EVEREST BASE CAMP to Kathmandu

If you need a helicopter flight from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu once you complete your trek there, Adventure Club Trek offers this service without any inconvenient procedures. This is a fast quick-fire way to return back to Kathmandu without doing the entire downhill trail to Lukla and a connecting flight to Kathmandu which is sometimes delayed due to inclement weather. It's about a 1.5-hour flight and 15 minutes stopover at Lukla for refueling. You don't need to worry about weather problems or the nagging mental hassle of your flight being delayed by plane. This would also pamper a weary body from the tough trek you earlier did. We are ready with a quick helicopter flight that will see you in the comforts of your hotel room resting your head on a soft pillow in a quick time.

Helicopter flight from Tengboche to Lukla or Kathmandu

Some trekkers would prefer a lower altitude trek in the Everest region but without compromising to explore the glorious Himalayan peaks of the Everest chain. For this, Tengboche, at (3860 meters) will certainly be the ideal destination. If you are on this trek and prefer to return to Lukla or Kathmandu, we provide a helicopter shuttle service. It is about 15 minutes flight to Lukla and a 1-hour flight to Kathmandu from Tengboche. This is a wonderfully convenient service in case you feel the effects of altitude and want to return soon to Lukla or Kathmandu by avoiding the downhill excursion.

Helicopter flight from Dingboche to Kathmandu

Dingboche is a windswept village at an altitude of 4410 meters above sea level on the way to Everest Base Camp. It is also a well-known village for trekkers to spend an acclimatization day due to the altitude. We are prepared to provide you with helicopter flight services from Dingboche to Lukla or Kathmandu in case you feel a need for it. It takes about 25 minutes to fly to Lukla and about 70 minutes to fly to Kathmandu. This helps you to manage an emergency case with a super fast evacuation.

Helicopter flight from Lobuche to Kathmandu

We offer helicopter charter or shuttle services from Lobuche to Lukla or to Kathmandu. Lobuche is an alpine Sherpa village at an altitude of 4940 meters. It is about half an hour flight to Lukla from Lobuche and 45 minutes further to fly to Kathmandu. It helps you to quickly cope with any kind of emergency case that may occur on the mountain due to accidents or sudden altitude problems. A stitch in time saves nine & helicopter flights of this kind save precious lives.

Helicopter flight from Gokyo Lake to Kathmandu

Gokyo Lake is located at an altitude of 4750 meters in the remote Himalayan flank of the Everest (Khumbu) region. Trekkers generally combine Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri in their trips. Sometimes, due to unexpected high-altitude problems or as a matter of preference, they prefer to fly back from Gokyo Lake to Kathmandu by helicopter. Adventure Club Trek assists you with the helicopter charter services from Gokyo Lake in case you need a flight of this kind. It is about 25 minutes to fly from Gokyo Lake to Lukla (2800 meters), whereas the flight duration to Kathmandu is 70 minutes in total from Gokyo Lake. These are flights of not only scenic grandeur but are also vital lifesaving flights during emergencies from unexpected situations that may occur due to the vagaries of nature which can be a monster when least expected.

Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost

The private helicopter trip to Everest base camp facilitates participants to choose their own date for departure making it a flexible journey. The weight to be carried by chopper above 4,350m has been limited by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal to minimize the risk. For the individual or private group going on an EBC helicopter tour, it costs between $3,500 and $4,000 on a single shuttle while a double shuttle with the capacity of more than three passengers or the capacity to carry over 250kg costs between $4,000 and $4,500.

Group Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost

We organize helicopter tours in the Everest base camp at a very reasonable cost. The cost depends on the size of the group of participants. It costs $1,100 for an individual. For two persons, it costs $1030 per person. If two of the participants pay together it costs $990 per person. For three participants paying together $960 each, for four paying together $900 each, and for five persons paying together, it costs $799 each.

Note:On this tour, each participant has to bring their own warm-down jackets, trekking shoes, drinking water, and a minimal light day pack with essential belongings.

Outline Itinerary

Kathmandu - Lukla: Flight Time: 45 Minutes, Fuel Filling Time: 25 Minutes

Everest Base Camp (Kalapatthar): Flight Time 25 Minutes Ground Time: 10-15 Minutes

Everest Base Camp (Kalapatthar), Syangboche (Everest View Point Hotel) Flight Time: 15 Minutes Ground Time: 55

Everest View Point Hotel-(Syangboche) - Lukla – Kathmandu: Flight Time: 1 hrs 10 minutes

Itinerary

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6:30 – 7:00 AM: Preparation and processing to take your scheduled helicopter flight to EBC with a landing.

From the hotel, we pick you up and transfer you to the domestic airport of Kathmandu to fly to the Everest base camp. At the airport, you complete the formalities and proceed towards the helicopter by the associated vehicle. Then you prepare to fly high to your dream destination.

7:00 – 8:00 AM: Fly to Lukla (2,845 meters)

Taking off from the Kathmandu airport, it flies towards the northeast offering the delightful sceneries of the mountain roads, settlements, Rivers, valleys, and forests. Generally, in clear weather, the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu by helicopter is 45 minutes. You can see a small runway for the plane and a helicopter stand nearby. Lukla is a gateway for tours and trekking in the Everest region.

8: 00 – 8:15 AM: Flight Refueling at Lukla Airport

Arriving at Lukla, you get a 15 minutes break. You may drink tea/coffee at this time as the refueling process takes place. Lukla is a heavily facilitated town with hotels, restaurants, banks, bakeries and coffee stations.

8:15 – 8:30 AM: Fly to Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)

After refueling, we take off from Lukla and fly above the Dudh Koshi valley and the river gorge. If there are more than 3 travelers in a helicopter, a shuttle service is given from Pheriche, which is an alpine town at an altitude of 4371 meters. During the chopper ride, you get an opportunity to explore the hidden Lakes and the valley that cannot be explored by walking. In 35 minutes of flying from Lukla, we fly above the Everest base camp; enjoy the giant Himalayan boulders of Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Nuptse, and the surrounding peaks from a closer point, and move to Kalapatthar, where we land for about 10-15 minutes.

8:30 – 8:45 AM: Land and Explore around Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)

to Kalapatthar, an excellent viewpoint of the Everest Himalayan chain. Weather permitting; we get luminous views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, and many more peaks. You get about 10-15 minutes time to take pictures, explore the scenery and enjoy the precious moment. It may not sound natural to spend such a little time, but the time is enough to grab the magical Himalayan sceneries. We need to leave in a short time due to the weather condition and the level of thin air.

8:45 – 9:00 AM: Fly to Syangboche (Everest View Hotel) (3,950 meters)

Exploring the splendid Everest Himalayan range from Kalapatthar, we take off and fly for 15 minutes to Syangboche, near the Everest View Hotel. The guide will accompany you on the tour that introduces you to the peaks, Lakes, and places that you can see from the helicopter. Arriving at the highest located mountain five-star category hotel, you can welcome your appetite. Let's have breakfast at the exclusive Himalayan viewpoint.

9:00 – 9:30 AM: Breakfast Time at Everest View Hotel

Everest View Hotel is an incredible location to have breakfast and enjoy the charismatic Himalayan wonders of the Everest chain. The surrounding landscape, evergreen forests, and rhododendron woods look great. The yummy breakfast at 3800 meters offers a unique and splendid experience in such an exquisite location. We stop at the hotel for half an hour to have breakfast.

9:30 – 10:00 AM: Fly to Lukla and Refuel

After a delightful breakfast at the Everest View Hotel, we fly back to Lukla and stop for 15 minutes as the refueling process takes place. It's an exclusive moment to take a quick gaze at this bustling town.

10:00 – 11:00 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu

We get back from the tiny airstrip of Lukla to Kathmandu after about 45 minutes helicopter ride. Landing at the airport, our airport representative receives you and transfers you to your hotel. An amazing Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour concludes here.

    Cost Details

    Price Includes

    • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
    • 4-5 hours helicopter flight
    • Emergency oxygen is available inside the helicopter.
    • Government and local taxes
    • Comprehensive medical kits
    • Company service charges
    • Applicable Permit arrangement service only (Fees extra and pay locally in the mountain)

    Price Excludes

    • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
    • Everest National Park Permit 
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu
    • Breakfast in Everest View Point Hotel ($35 per person)
    • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon request).
    • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
    • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.

    Date & Prices

         
    Start DateStart: SaturdaySeptember 10, 2022End DateEnd: SaturdaySeptember 10, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: SundaySeptember 11, 2022End DateEnd: SundaySeptember 11, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: MondaySeptember 12, 2022End DateEnd: MondaySeptember 12, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: TuesdaySeptember 13, 2022End DateEnd: TuesdaySeptember 13, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: WednesdaySeptember 14, 2022End DateEnd: WednesdaySeptember 14, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: ThursdaySeptember 15, 2022End DateEnd: ThursdaySeptember 15, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: FridaySeptember 16, 2022End DateEnd: FridaySeptember 16, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: FridaySeptember 16, 2022End DateEnd: FridaySeptember 16, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: SaturdaySeptember 17, 2022End DateEnd: SaturdaySeptember 17, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: SundaySeptember 18, 2022End DateEnd: SundaySeptember 18, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: MondaySeptember 19, 2022End DateEnd: MondaySeptember 19, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: TuesdaySeptember 20, 2022End DateEnd: TuesdaySeptember 20, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: WednesdaySeptember 21, 2022End DateEnd: WednesdaySeptember 21, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: ThursdaySeptember 22, 2022End DateEnd: ThursdaySeptember 22, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: FridaySeptember 23, 2022End DateEnd: FridaySeptember 23, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: SaturdaySeptember 24, 2022End DateEnd: SaturdaySeptember 24, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: SundaySeptember 25, 2022End DateEnd: SundaySeptember 25, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: MondaySeptember 26, 2022End DateEnd: MondaySeptember 26, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: TuesdaySeptember 27, 2022End DateEnd: TuesdaySeptember 27, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: WednesdaySeptember 28, 2022End DateEnd: WednesdaySeptember 28, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: ThursdaySeptember 29, 2022End DateEnd: ThursdaySeptember 29, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950
    Start DateStart: FridaySeptember 30, 2022End DateEnd: FridaySeptember 30, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $950

    The Published dates are guaranteed departures. If the scheduled dates are not suitable for you, we will be happy to create our trips to suit your needs. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for, and our travel experts will help customize your dream destination.

    Useful Info

    Why Book with Adventure Club Trek?

    You can book your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Adventure Club Treks and Expedition for the following reasons:

    • We provide very clear-cut updated trip information at the booking time
    • We do not have any hidden charges that create travelers' chaos and misunderstanding during the trip. We provide ‘NO FRILLS’ prices that are pocket friendly
    • We have a frequent EBC helicopter tour schedule and if you are a solo traveler and looking forward to joining the group, we provide you most suitable departure dates
    • We offer airport pick up and drop services from the hotel.
    • We don't compromise on the services we mention to you at the time of booking

    What is the Packing List for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

    It is important to pack well for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour; however, there’s not much to pack. Appropriate booking is essential. The packing list depends on the season you are traveling, but the stuff you pack should be able to protect you from the freezing-level temperatures with clothes that are warm enough to keep you comfortable.

    Here is a shortlist of packing, which appropriately responds to your demand at an altitude of 5545 meters.

    • Wind and waterproof down jacket
    • Warm hiking boots with woolen socks
    • The inner and outer layer of gloves
    • A thermos water bottle that keeps water warm
    • Warm woolen hats and scarf
    • UV ray protecting glasses
    • Camera or mobile with enough battery (spare battery if you are carrying a camera too)
    • Lip balm
    • Your personal requirements

    How safe is your Everest base camp helicopter tour?

    Safety is the most important part of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour, which we don't compromise with at any cost. It is a safe trip in the Himalayas operated by helicopters with good engines that are oiled & well-maintained. The Pilots are highly professional and well-trained. The routes are specific and usual for the pilots who are highly experienced in this particular area of operations.

    Helicopter Models Used for the Flight

    Different helicopter models are used for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. They are well-maintained, reliable, and offer safe Himalayan journeys. With the rules of the Nepal government, the helicopters can carry 5 passengers at once, so, including captains, there will be six people maximum at once.

    Model: AS350B3e is used, which has been manufactured by Airbus, France. It has got an Ariel 2D engine type. The maximum takeoff weight is 2250 KG, with 5 passengers capacity excluding the captain, which can operate at a maximum altitude of 23000 feet.

    Model: AS350 FX II is another type of helicopter built by Airbus, France. It has got LTS – 101 700D2 engine type. The maximum takeoff weight is 2250 KG, with 5 passengers capacity excluding the captain, which can operate at a maximum altitude of 23000 feet.

    Model: AS350 BA, which has been built by Airbus, France, has got Ariel 1B engine type. The maximum takeoff weight is 2100 KG, with 5 passengers' capacity excluding the captain, which can operate at a maximum altitude of 16,000 feet.

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Route

    The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour starts from the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport. From Kathmandu, it takes off and flies towards the northeast part over Nagarkot and Dolakha and lands at Lukla. After about 15 minutes break at Lukla, it takes off and flies over the Dudh Koshi River valley, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche. However, if you are in a group above 3 passengers, a shuttle service is given from Pheriche (4200 meters). Then it flies over Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Everest Base Camp, which finally brings you back to Kalapathar and lands there. Reversing the trip, you will fly back all the way to the Everest View Hotel and stops for a welcome Himalayan breakfast. Then it flies back to Lukla, stops for a while for refueling, and takes you back to Kathmandu.

    The cost of a Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

    A Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a great & wise option to customize and enjoy the trip. The trip costs 3950 USD for a trip. You may travel alone or with your family, private trips can avoid tours with some passengers who could be absurd & uncomfortable for you, especially in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis. Be safe with a private helicopter tour and enjoy the trip right to the hilt. But, of course, in terms of trip cost, sharing a helicopter tour to EBC lowers the cost. Whatever is your preference, please do not hesitate to be in contact with Adventure Club Treks and Expedition and stay updated. We offer what’s best for you.

    Group Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - Costs

    Group Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a way to explore the dynamic sides of the Khumbu region in a short time with sharing helicopter costs. On sharing basis, our trip cost will be 1000 USD per person and there will be a maximum number of 5 travelers on one flight. You will find the travelers in the helicopter that have the same desire to explore the charms of the Everest region in a sharing helicopter with affordable cost. So, there will be an environment with some wonderful camaraderie. We will organize a group that is comfortable with socially open-minded travelers that are like-minded.

    FAQs

    • Q1. Is it possible to take a helicopter flight from Lukla or Namche to Everest base camp or vice versa?

      Yes, we have all the options for these flights on our scheduled flight dates. One should conform to our Company about their flight choice one day before the flight. We pick you up by helicopter after you complete the Everest base camp trek - this is also called the Everest base camp helicopter trek. Contact Us for this service.

    • We accept bookings for all age groups; however, for elderly people of over 65 age, one should consult with their doctors before signing a Helicopter tour, especially on high destinations like Everest Base Camp.

    • At present, there are five different private Helicopter companies that operate for a Joy ride to Everest Base Camp. Namely Air Dynasty, Mountain Air, Simrik Air, Fish Tail Air, and Karnali Air. Our Company Adventure Club Trek has good relationships with all Helicopter companies to operate our Helicopter tour.

    • ATM service is not available at Everest View Hotel. The service is only found at Namche Bazaar which is below Everest View Hotel.

    • Food and drinks at Everest View Hotel are of international standard and quality. On top of that, you get the backdrop view of mind-boggling Everest.

    • Weather in Mount Everest is hard to predict; therefore, we call local people and get a live update. During monsoon, it might affect but usually, the early morning flights are calm and unaffected

    • Yes, we provide a charter chopper service to the Mount Everest base camp. Our price for a private helicopter cost is very reasonable and fair. We guarantee the best cost and service with our experienced pilots and guides. If you share the helicopter it cost cheaper. However, if you want to charter a Private Helicopter it cost a little bit higher. For the discounted price please Contact Us.

    • Only for short while just to be there and to catch the views of a minimum of 10 to 20 minutes which is quite enough time for you to enjoy the beautiful sight and scenery of rugged mountains and glaciers. Due to the high altitude threat, a longer time is not recommended. But at the hotel View, we stay for one hour.

    • Most of them are Nepalese pilots with a very good experience at flying to Everest. There are also a few Western pilots.

    • Mostly a captain and a co-pilot fly the Helicopter. In some cases, the Helicopter is piloted by only 1 Captain in order to minimize the weight and make a safe landing.

    • Yes, we do accept Visa Card and other widely used Credit Cards, where a 3-4 % surcharge will be added on top of the total cost.

    • Boots are preferred over normal shoes for comfort and short optional walks around the village or near the base camp where the ground can be rough with stones and rocks.

    • Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour flies over the Everest Base Camp and gives you an opportunity to explore the grand vistas. Then it lands at Kalapatthar, which is the best location to explore the 360-degree views of the giant Himalayan peaks. The helicopter can land at base camp if you want it, but landing at Base Camp depends on wind speed. Sometimes, the landing spot at EBC disappears due to landslides too. Just to keep you informed, you will not see Mt. Everest from its Base Camp. In case if it’s not possible to land the pilot takes a touching distance between base camp and Everest

    • The helicopter pilots are well-trained and highly professional. We operate the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour which is flown by pilots having decades of experience in flying over the Himalayas. They are familiar with the possible challenges on the trip and are highly informed about mountain conditions. They have intensive knowledge about medicines and are well-prepared in case of an emergency. Only pilots who are familiar with this particular route are used on trips of this kind. So, you can travel being confident about your safety. Your safety is absolutely critical to our survival in the business.

    • Yes, the helicopter has an oxygen cylinder, which will be used in case of an emergency that addresses your safety on the tour.

    • Adventure Club Treks and Expedition has made an easy booking system. You can fill out our trip booking form on the website by visiting the specific package. Once you fill out the form, please give us time for further process, because you need to send us your passport copy with your weight information. It is important as the helicopter has got weight limitations and it applies mostly in the thin air region.For quick communication, you can contact us on WhatsApp: +977 9851025658 or email us at: [email protected]

    • All the charges will be included in the trip cost. You don't need to worry about the hidden costs. We explain all the costs and payments to our clients beforehand, not adding a cent more during the trip. This is a good question that must be asked.

    • This is actually a funny question; however, it is also a common question that travelers are often curious about. It is not possible to fly over the top of Mt. Everest by helicopter ride. The ultimate altitude of this tallest peak on earth is 8848.86 meters, which is far more to access by helicopter due to the air pressure and quickly changing weather conditions. Thus, flying around the Everest base camp and landing at Kalapatthar is the best way to discover the hidden beauties of the Everest region.

    • The helicopter that operates the Everest Base camp tour can fly about 5500 meters altitude, however, the engine capacity is the main issue. The high altitude and air pressure limit them to fly higher than this. The chopper flies in the higher level at an altitude of 5500 meters and lands at Kalapatthar.

    • Taking kids with you on the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is allowed without any trouble. It is a children-friendly trip, which is not only comfortable but also safe. The supplementary oxygen offers safety if the kids encounter altitude problems.

    • As per regulations of the aviation department of the Nepal government, a helicopter can carry 5 passengers, excluding a captain who flies a helicopter. The total weight of the passengers should not exceed 500 kg generally, but flying above 4000 meters, the weight limit is only 250 kg due to the altitude. So, only three passengers can fly to EBC at once above Pheriche.

    • Of course, you do have a joining option on the Everest base camp helicopter tour. To check the availability date, you need to mention your preferred date. Then we manage the tour and let you know further details.

       

    • Everest Base camp Helicopter tour takes you to the most attractive area of the Everest Himalayas, which is Kalapathar peak. You get an opportunity to witness the Himalayas from a close distance, and landing at Kalapathar offers you stunning 360-degree views. Based on the weather condition, you will get about 15-20 minutes at Kalapathar. The time of landing duration at Kalapathar seems a bit short, however, it is enough to snap those incredible Himalayan views take group photos, and soak in the surroundings. On the other hand, it is not a good idea to spend a long landing time at 5545 meters altitude with a low level of oxygen in the air regarding your safety. Even the helicopter stands there without putting off its engine to keep it warm & functioning.

    • Sistla
      SistlaSingaporeDate: April 22, 2019

      Once in a lifetime experience!

      If you ever want to embark on a trip that will change your life, I strongly suggest that you pick Birendra and the Adventure Tours to make that happen. Effortlessly cool and inspiring, Birendra organized an amazing trip that I will cherish for years to come.

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