Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour with Cost

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Trip Facts

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


  • An exciting Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp, and Kalapatthar 
  • Helicopter Landing and Breakfast at Everest View Hotel
  • Mount Everest View from different angles.
  • Short but thrilling Landing at Kalapatter for The majestic mountain views.
  • Enjoy the views of Ama Dablam and Lhotse.
  • Glaciers and Ice Falls, stunning landscapes.
  • Beautiful villages and valleys.
  • The fastest and easiest way to Mount Everest in a few hours

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary & Cost 2023/2024 

Mount Everest tour with landing at exclusive key spots to enjoy some of the most striking landscapes on earth. The EBC helicopter tour is an epic trip you'll likely remember for a while. And it's all done in a single day!

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is an awe-inspiring one-day adventure that takes you from Kathmandu to the base of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest, standing tall at 8,848 meters. This exhilarating helicopter ride will land at Kala Patthar, a popular viewpoint, giving you surreal aerial views of verdant hills and the Himalayan peaks.

The Mount Everest Helicopter Day Tour starts early in the morning. We will drive you to the Domestic Airport in Kathmandu to catch a Helicopter flight to the Everest Base Camp. Lukla, the highest airport in the world, serves as a gateway to the Everest Region, where the Sherpa ethnic group lives. While refueling at Lukla, we take a break before flying to Everest Base Camp to make the most of your adventure.

After landing at the KalaPatthar and exploring, we fly to the Everest View Hotel to enjoy breakfast and spend time with locals, relishing the serene ambiance of the mountain region. Flying back to Kathmandu will be tough, but we have to. As you relish the views for the last time through the helicopter, you will land at the airport and be chauffeured to your hotel.

The Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Heli-Day Tour is a great option for anyone, no matter their age., regardless of age. You will get a window seat to enjoy the majestic views of mountains like Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, and Cholatse, plus numerous others that decorate the surrounding with their mighty presence. The views of tiny Sherpa villages, monasteries, and fluttering prayer flags enhance the surroundings, creating a serene, ethereal experience.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing is our most popular adventure package due to our excellent service and our friendly Pilots who can tell you all about the mountains you will be flying over and the locations—adventure travelers who wish to experience the thrill of Mt. Everest without trekking.

Besides the Everest Helicopter Tour, we organize other exciting helicopter tours, including the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter and Gosainkunda Heli. To know more about these thrilling adventures, read our 'useful information' section, and contact us anytime to book an adventure of a lifetime. Our team will help you customize your tour as per your requirements.

We also offer Everest Base Camp helicopter tours through different routes at an additional cost, including Kathmandu, Lukla, Gokyo Lake Landing, Chola Pass, Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Hotel Everest View, and Lukla. Following breakfast, the journey proceeds to Kathmandu via Lukla. For the details of the cost and itinerary, please contact us. 

If you have two weeks, are in good physical shape, and want to walk to the highest base camp in the world, you can try the 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek. If you wish to retrace your steps and descend towards Lukla from Gorekshep, you can choose the 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek with a helicopter ride back. There's also an option of an 11-day trek with a helicopter ride directly to Kathmandu from Gorekshep.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Route Overview:

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a lifetime memory that lasts forever. It's a one-day trip to Mount Everest Region. The tour begins and ends in Kathmandu. The Helicopter flight usually takes 4 to 5 hours from Kathmandu. During the journey, the Helicopter stops at Everest View Hotel for breakfast and at Everest Base Camp (EBC) Kalapatther, which offers the most amazing views of the Everest area. The Mount Everest, Helicopter Tour Itinerary overview is given below.

  • Hotel to Airport 20 minutes:  We will take you early morning to the Domestic Airport.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla is 55 minutes:  Refueling takes 15-20 minutes, and you can obtain your Sagarmatha Park permit then.
  • Lukla: Pheriche 12 Minutes: You can see the Himalayas from this point. Enjoy!
  • Pheriche & Kala Pattar Single Shuttle: 30 minutes:  Due to weight restrictions, we will divide the five passengers into two groups. Each group will be given window seats during the flight above Everest Base Camp. They will also land at Kala Patthar for 8-10 minutes.
  • Kala Patthar 20 Minutes to the Hotel Everest View: A great experience would be to stop for breakfast at Hotel Everest View. The Hotel Everest View is the highest hotel on Earth at 13000 feet.
  • Hotel Everest View  for Lukla 10  Minutes Refueling at Lukla Airport
  • Lukla - Kathmandu 55 Minutes Flight back to Domestic Airport
  • Domestic Airport Hotel Drive 20 minutes back to the hotel or connect with an international flight
Note: The timetables above are approximate. It may change slightly depending on the current weather conditions. You will be informed on the day of your tour. We will update you on the changes at the airport.

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Now is the time to book your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour and prepare for an unforgettable adventure. To receive individualized assistance, contact our helicopter tour expert via WhatsApp at +9779851025658 24 Hrs or Viber at +9779851025658. Explore Everest's wonders from a different perspective.

Can I join a group on the Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

If you're looking for an adventurous group tour to explore the stunning Everest base camp by helicopter. Check the Availability for Joining a group that offers a cost-effective option with like-minded travelers, providing an opportunity to create lifelong memories. Take advantage of this fantastic chance to experience the thrilling flight and discover the beauties of Everest. If you pay alone, it will cost US$1200. If 2 people pay together, then the cost is US$1200. The price for 3 people is US$1178. The cost per person will be US$1150 if there are 4 people. If 5 people pay together, the cost per person will be US$1050. The group will share the extra charge if you require more shuttles because of the weight restrictions.

Can I Join a Private Mount Everest  Helicopter Tour?

If you are looking for a private helicopter tour of Mount Everest  Helicopter Day Tour, you have come to the right place. Our exclusive private trips offer the utmost luxury and flexibility. With a fully customizable itinerary, you can have a truly personalized experience. We tailor the trip to meet your needs and provide an unforgettable experience. From the helicopter ride to the breathtaking landing at Kala Patthar (viewpoint) above the Everest Base Camp, we ensure a journey tailored to your preferences. Our Private Everest Helicopter Tour prices range from US$4350 to US$4550. Enjoy the beauty of Everest like never before on our private helicopter tour.

Why Helicopter Doesn't Land on Everest Base Camp

We acknowledge that some of our clients may want to visit the base camp site. However, it is crucial to preserve the delicate ecosystem of the area. The natural environment can be disrupted by landing a helicopter at Everest Base Camp, resulting in potential harm to local fauna and flora. The challenging terrain surrounding Mount Everest Base Camp makes it challenging to find a secure landing spot for passengers and crew.

During the peak season, hundreds of trekkers and climbers camp at the base camp. Thus the noise generated by the helicopter can be both disruptive and unsettling for them. Instead, we have carefully selected alternative landing sites in Syangboche, Pheriche, and Kalapatthar. These locations not only provide magnificent views of the Himalayas but are also easily accessible without causing harm to the environment. Our shuttle service from Pheriche to Kalapatthar allows for a closer view of Everest, and with window seats, everyone can enjoy the awe-inspiring mountain vistas. We are committed to delivering a safe and sustainable adventure to our clients. Embark on a Mount Everest helicopter tour that is environmentally friendly and respectful of the local community.

Why Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with us?

  • Our team members are certified and ready to plan trips into the Himalayas
  • Our pilots have extensive Himalayan experience and are well-versed in all geographic restrictions.
  • Our helicopter tours are the most affordable in Nepal.
  • No hidden charges at all.
  • We are careful to ensure that our presence doesn't harm the environment.
  • Our group also actively promotes and supports the mountain economy.

How safe is the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Nepal?

We are committed to ensuring the safety of our Everest basecamp helicopter tours. Our shuttles have enough power to handle the strong winds and weather up there while maintaining safety. We operate an Everest helicopter tour on a high-altitude flight of 5,643 meters in Nepal, where a helicopter landing to reach the base camp is required. This tour's main goal is to see Mount Everest, including the Himalayan ranges. We don't depart on this tour in bad weather or when it rains. Since helicopters require 1.5 km visibility, this tour is only available in good weather. The Everest Basecamp helicopter tour can be described as safe in one word. We also work with highly qualified pilots and members of the tour crew. They are highly experienced in flying over the Himalayas. A 100% safety guarantee backs the daily Mount Everest helicopter tours.

When Is The Best Time For Everest Base Camp Heli Tour?

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour In Spring Season

Spring in Nepal occurs between March and April. A helicopter tour of Everest Base Camp is ideal during this time. The weather is moderate and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 15 degrees Celsius during the day to -10 degrees Celsius overnight. The weather in April and May is ideal for exploring the snowy peaks surrounding Mount Everest (8848.86 meters). The road to Everest Base Camp passes through a rhododendron grove that blooms spectacularly during the spring. In the mountains, you can see beautiful flowers of all colors.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour In Autumn Season

The Autumn (September, November, and October) is the best time to take a helicopter tour up to Everest Base Camp. With sparkling skies, you can enjoy the Himalayan views in the clearest of weather. From mid-September onwards, the rainy season ends, and the perfect weather season begins. The best months to go trekking and on tours in the Khumbu are October and November. The temperature ranges between 20 degrees Celsius and -10 degrees Celsius at night. It is not a fog-free season, particularly at altitudes higher than 3500 meters.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour In Winter Season

December and January are also suitable months to explore the snowy peaks around the Khumbu region in your Everest base camp helicopter tour. 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, seemingly attempting to defend its inhabitants from the chilling temperatures with occasional sunshine. Nonetheless, flight cancellation is possible 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.

Everest Helicopter Tour In Summer/Monsoon Season:

The monsoon season starts in early June and lasts till the middle 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 usually and often remains cloudy, hazy & dangerous. However, the morning remains good with clear weather. The temperature in the Khumbu region goes up to 20 degrees Celsius and 5 degrees at the minimum.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour: Private Vs. Group Flight

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight can be enjoyed by taking a private flight or in a group. It totally depends upon the choice made by an individual. The whole Helicopter is booked for you if you take a private flight. You can choose any seat you want. Even have any window seat you want!!! Just sit back chilled in your seat and enjoy the jaw-dropping scene of the Everest region. However, the cost might be high.

If you take a group flight with your friends, you might not get the seat you want, but you can share the amazing experience of the Everest region with your friends or family. The price also gets dropped according to the group size.

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

Packing well is essential for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, but there is not much you need to bring. Appropriate booking is essential. A packing list will depend on what season you're traveling. But you should pack clothes warm enough to keep yourself comfortable in freezing temperatures.

This is a list of what to pack for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
  • Windproof down jacket
  • Warming up your hiking boots with woolen sock
  • Gloves are made up of two layers: the inner and outer layer
  • Thermos water bottles that keep water warm
  • Woolen hats, scarves, and hats
  • U.V. ray-protecting glasses
  • Batteries for your camera or mobile (or a spare battery if you're carrying both a camera and a mobile).
  • Lip Balm
  • Your personal needs

Important things to know before your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • The flight schedule might sometimes get delayed or even canceled due to harsh weather conditions.
  • The weather at Everest base camp is very erratic, so be prepared for it.
  • The Helicopter does carry oxygen in it.
  • Your helicopter pilot will be your guide throughout the tour. He/She will give you information through headphones.
  • The Helicopter will only land in a favorable situation, as your safety is our primary concern.
  • The Helicopter does not land for more than 10 minutes in high-elevation places like Kala Patthar.
  • The captain keeps the engine of a helicopter on throughout the landing period.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tours Route In Depth:

Kathmandu to 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 a single runway for the arrival and departure of aircraft. Flights are operated daily 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 also accessible 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 excellent 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.

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 by 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 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 beautiful 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 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, it's 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 really 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 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's 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.

Everest View Hotel (3,880m/12,729ft)

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 approximately 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 taking off to Kathmandu. This lovely hotel was built in 1971 A.D. The hotel offers deluxe accommodations 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.

Our other Helicopter Services in the Everest Region

We have been operating many different Helicopter flight tours in the Everest region as per our customer choice. Here is our Helicopter flight with landing tour services in the Everest region, and if you are looking for it or want to know the cost of group sharing or a private charter Helicopter, contact us. We will be happy to provide you with the best price.

Everest Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla 

Adventure Club Trek operates regular helicopter tours in the Everest region. We also organize the Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight service. Due to the weather, there is a high probability of delayed flights on this route. The Helicopter takes you to Lukla from Kathmandu and vice versa, even 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. The Helicopter Flight costs are given below.

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 of hiking. 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. The Helicopter Flight Costs from Everest Base Camp to Lukla are given below.

Helicopter Flight From Lukla to Everest Base Camp

 After a refreshing break at Lukla, the Helicopter swirls above Dudh Kosi River gorge past Phakding and Monjo village, heading higher close to Namche Bazaar, a large town/village a hub of Khumbu Sherpa and for trekkers. Flight carries on with views of Tengboche (time permitting, landing at Tengboche for the scenic panorama of mountains and tour of its impressive monastery).

Leaving the tree lines behind, heading higher towards Mt. Everest, and then landing at base camp at 5,364 m / 17 005 ft, depending on the season and situation. Base camp is filled with the rubble of rocks-moraine and glaciers where landing sometimes might be obstructed due to the movement of glaciers every season, as with rock falls and avalanches. Once at Everest base camp, enjoy superb views of the surrounding giant mountains with massive Khumbu Ice-Fall and glaciers, then fly back to Kathmandu via Lukla. 

Everest Helicopter flight from Lukla to Kalapatthar

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 of 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 take 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 to Kathmandu without making 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 15-minute 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 undoubtedly 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 15-minute flight to Lukla and a 1-hour flight to Kathmandu from Tengboche. This is a wonderfully convenient service if you feel the effects of altitude and want to return soon to Lukla or Kathmandu by avoiding the downhill excursion.

Helicopter Flight From Pheriche to Everest Base Camp

Located at an altitude of 4,240m, Pheriche is one of the most frequented destinations around the Everest Region. The Helicopter flight from Pheriche to the Everest Base Camp offers a respite from the days of the ascending journey leading up to the Himalayas. Taking a total of around 10 minutes, the journey offers a pleasant glance at the mesmerizing beauty of the Everest Himalayan Ranges.

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's 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 and helicopter flights of this kind save precious lives.

Helicopter Flight From Everest View Hotel to Everest Base Camp

Landing at Everest View Hotel on its small helipad overlooking views of Tharmarserku, Kongde peaks with Amadablam includes grand scenery of surrounding areas and Mt. Everest.

After breakfast at Everest View Hotel, at the height of 3,880m within serene woodland of oaks, pines, rhododendrons, and fir tree lines. The helicopter takes off from Everest View Hotel past the scenic area of Tengboche Monastery to land at Everest base camp within moraine and glaciers. After enjoying stunning views, head back to Kathmandu with a possible stop at Lukla, and the flight continues to land back at Kathmandu.

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 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.

Note: If you are looking for different Helicopter Services from Different parts of the Everest Region, which is not mentioned above, then contact us; we will be happy to create trips to suit your needs. 


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5:30 AM - 6:30 AM: Transfer from Kathmandu Hotel to Airport Helipad (1,340m)

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Kathmandu and take you to the domestic airport. Please ensure you have warm clothing, such as jackets, gloves, pants, glasses, water bottles, and small snacks. You may also want to bring any medications and a packed breakfast. It takes about 20-30 minutes to get from your hotel in Kathmandu Valley to the airport. Check the checklist to ensure you have everything necessary for the Everest Heli Tour.

6:30- Check-in on the Kathmandu Airport Helipad (1340m).

When you arrive at the airport, you can expect to go through a security inspection. The staff will weigh you and need copies of your passport. For Everest Base Camp Helicopter excursions, this is crucial. After that, you'll wait for the flight in the main waiting room. When it's time to board the helicopter, move toward the helipad. The Captain will give the flight's safety talk. You'll learn how to enter the helicopter and operate the doors. Never move toward the back of the helicopter; always move toward the front. The Captain will shut off the engines when stopping at a high elevation. The seating configurations will be modified to ensure everyone has the best view. If you require oxygen, please ask the Captain for an emergency.

7:00 AM. to 7:45 AM: Fly from the helipad at Kathmandu to Lukla (Tenzing-Hillary Airport, 2,860m): 45-minute flight

The EBC helicopter tour from Kathmandu to Lukla,  Experiences the breathtaking Himalayan scenery from the skies by taking a helicopter tour from Kathmandu to Lukla. You will take off from the helipad at the Kathmandu airport and fly eastward, passing over farm communities, rhododendron and pine woods, and lush green hills. The majestic vistas of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Dorje Lakpa will be visible if the weather is clear. You'll spend a lot of time with your cameras taking pictures of the scenic rivers and lovely surroundings. After 15 minutes of flight, you will have spectacular views of Mt. Gaurishankar and Melung-Tse peaks as the helicopter travels east. You will receive a fleeting glimpse of Mt. Everest and Lhotse after crossing the Lamjura-La high ridge at 3,500 meters. The helicopter will fly slowly north before landing at Lukla's Tenzing and Hillary Airport, 2,800 meters above sea level. The airport is a special alpine airstrip built for takeoff and landing.

7:45 AM - 8: 00 AM -Landing in Lukla, fueling for 15-20 minutes

The chopper will touch down at Tenzing-Hillary Airport upon its arrival in Lukla. This airport is among the most challenging airports in the world because of its steep topography and short runway. Observing the helicopter pilot fly the aircraft through the mountainous terrain is a thrilling experience. After landing, the helicopter will take 15 to 20 minutes to refuel. This ensures it has the fuel it needs for the next leg of its voyage. Additionally, you can get some exercise while admiring the magnificent mountain view. Kala Patthar, Everest Base Camp, and Hotel Everest View are some other places where it could go. It is carried out to ensure that the refueling procedure is done safely and successfully. It is performed by experts adhering to strict safety protocols.

8:00 AM - 8:35 AM: Helicopter Flight towards Everest Region

If there are more than 3 people or heavier than 250 kg, splitting the group at Pheriche (4200m) may be necessary as doing a shuttle on the same helicopter. The flight begins by following the Dudh Kosi River, which originates from the Khumbu Glacier near Everest Base Camp. You can see villages along the way with tea houses and lodges where climbers and trekkers follow the trail through rhododendron- and pine-forested forests. You can see Namche Bazaar on your left, Khumjung and Phortse before you reach the breathtaking view of Mount Everest. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam are in front. Mt. Cho-Oyu is the 6th highest mountain in the world, and the helicopter passes over the largest monastery, Tengboche. The helicopter passes over Pangboche on its way to Pheriche. This is a medium-sized settlement at 4,200 meters with many hotels and lodges. The captain can land here and divide the 2 or 3-person group by dividing their weight to 250 kg. The first group of passengers will be shuttled back and forth by the same Helicopter to the Everest Base Camp, while the second group will continue to fly Helicopter. 

 8:35 AM - 9:00 AM: Helicopter to fly over Everest Base Camp and land at Kala Pathher (5644m)

As it heads towards Everest Base Camp, the helicopter will offer stunning views of Cho-La Pass and Lobuche Peak. It will also provide a glimpse of the sleepy town of Lobuche. The helicopter continues its flight, passing the Khumbu Glacier, and the impressive summit of Mt. Pumori is the last stop before reaching Gorakshep. Helicopter tours of the Everest Base Camp, where mountaineering camps are set up, will take place. Climbers are preparing for their ascents or resting to acclimatize during peak season. Avalanches and rock falls prevent the helicopter from landing at the base camp. The best and safest viewing point is a breathtaking vista at the base of Kalapathar, where the helicopter will be landing. The helicopter will land at the foot of Kalapathar, where you can enjoy a spectacular view. The captain, as well as the passengers, can take photos and videos. You can meet your fellow passengers within 10 to 15 minutes after the helicopter takes off.

9:20 AM - 10:30 AM: Flight to Syangboche Hill -Everest View Hotel (3962 ), with breakfast and refreshments.

After completing the helicopter shuttles, The flight will head to Hotel Everest View, where guests can relax and enjoy a delicious breakfast or other beverages. The hotel's location and the kindness of the Khumbu Sherpa make this an unforgettable experience. The hotel was built by a Japanese who fell in lust with the magnificent view of Mount Everest. It is now one of the world's highest luxury and deluxe hotels. As passengers eat breakfast, they will be amazed by the magnificent views of huge snow-capped mountain ranges. Visitors can enjoy a dining experience with stunning views of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam. Most trekkers and helicopter riders enjoy breakfasts on the hotel patio while enjoying the stunning views of nearby mountains. This is the perfect time to relax and rejuvenate before returning to Lukla airport.

10:20 AM - 11:30 AM: Fly to Kathmandu via Lukla

After an hour of leisure and a delicious breakfast, passengers board the Everest View Hotel helicopter for the return flight to Lukla to refuel. The helicopter will continue to fly to Kathmandu after refueling. It offers stunning views of the Himalayan range on the way. The return flight allows passengers to see the stunning landscapes and mountains differently.

11:40 AM: You will be picked up at the airport by a representative of Adventure Club Trek and transfer  to your hotel

It's hard to believe that you can return to your hotel in just four hours after seeing the highest mountain on earth. Enjoy your coffee and post videos of this incredible adventure online.

Note:  The timetables above are approximate. They may change slightly depending on the current weather conditions. You will be informed on the day of your tour. We will update you on the changes at the airport.

     Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Weight limit information:

    The maximum weight per charter for landing at Syangboche is 450 kg, including passengers (5 pax at max) and their belongings. However, due to high altitude restrictions, the maximum landing weight at Pheriche is 420 kg, and Kala Patthar is 220 kg. Therefore, for landing at Kalapatthar with more than 220kg, we have to do an extra shuttle from Pheriche. Also, note that 4-5 people can only land once. In this case, a single charter only carries 420 kg from Kathmandu Valley. If you are looking for our other helicopter Services in the Everest Region, Contact Us for more information and price details.

    Cost Details

    Price Includes

    • Comfortable private transportation to Airport and back to Hotel
    • Everest helicopter flight takes 4-5 hours with the pilot as your guide.
    • Landing at Kalapatthar in 15 minutes and at Everest View Hotel in 55 minutes to 1 hour for breakfast
    • Emergency oxygen inside the helicopter.
    • Company service charges
    • Government and local taxes and fuel surcharges

    Price Excludes

    • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days and USD$125 for 90 days)
    • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit (NPR 3000)
    • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Municipality Permit (2000)
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu
    • Breakfast in Everest View Point Hotel ($25 to $35 per person)
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
    • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.

    Date & Prices

    Start DateStart: TuesdayOctober 03, 2023End DateEnd: TuesdayOctober 03, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: WednesdayOctober 04, 2023End DateEnd: WednesdayOctober 04, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: ThursdayOctober 05, 2023End DateEnd: ThursdayOctober 05, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: FridayOctober 06, 2023End DateEnd: FridayOctober 06, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: SaturdayOctober 07, 2023End DateEnd: SaturdayOctober 07, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: SundayOctober 08, 2023End DateEnd: SundayOctober 08, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: MondayOctober 09, 2023End DateEnd: MondayOctober 09, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: TuesdayOctober 10, 2023End DateEnd: TuesdayOctober 10, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: WednesdayOctober 11, 2023End DateEnd: WednesdayOctober 11, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: ThursdayOctober 12, 2023End DateEnd: ThursdayOctober 12, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: FridayOctober 13, 2023End DateEnd: FridayOctober 13, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: SaturdayOctober 14, 2023End DateEnd: SaturdayOctober 14, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: SundayOctober 15, 2023End DateEnd: SundayOctober 15, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: MondayOctober 16, 2023End DateEnd: MondayOctober 16, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: TuesdayOctober 17, 2023End DateEnd: TuesdayOctober 17, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: WednesdayOctober 18, 2023End DateEnd: WednesdayOctober 18, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: ThursdayOctober 19, 2023End DateEnd: ThursdayOctober 19, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: FridayOctober 20, 2023End DateEnd: FridayOctober 20, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: SaturdayOctober 21, 2023End DateEnd: SaturdayOctober 21, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: SundayOctober 22, 2023End DateEnd: SundayOctober 22, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: MondayOctober 23, 2023End DateEnd: MondayOctober 23, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: TuesdayOctober 24, 2023End DateEnd: TuesdayOctober 24, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: WednesdayOctober 25, 2023End DateEnd: WednesdayOctober 25, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: ThursdayOctober 26, 2023End DateEnd: ThursdayOctober 26, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: FridayOctober 27, 2023End DateEnd: FridayOctober 27, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: SaturdayOctober 28, 2023End DateEnd: SaturdayOctober 28, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: SundayOctober 29, 2023End DateEnd: SundayOctober 29, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: MondayOctober 30, 2023End DateEnd: MondayOctober 30, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200
    Start DateStart: TuesdayOctober 31, 2023End DateEnd: TuesdayOctober 31, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1200

    The Published dates for the Everest base camp helicopter tour are guaranteed departures. If you need a different date than the scheduled dates, we will be happy to create 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 to Everest base camp.

    Useful Info

    Why Book with Adventure Club Trek?


    You should 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 Everest Base Camp 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

    How safe is your Everest base camp helicopter tour?

    Safety is the most important part of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour, And, we don't compromise at any cost. It is a safe trip in the Everest region 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, a helicopter 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, a 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, a helicopter 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 (Weight Limit)

    The Everest Heli Tour uses helicopters with a maximum weight of 500kg. The Helicopter can accommodate up to five passengers, including the pilot. If the headcount is 3 or less, the Helicopter can take off from Lukla directly to the EBC.

    The maximum weight of the Helicopter increases to 250 kg on average, with an increase in altitude over 4,000 meters. First, we will land at Pheriche to adjust the weight of the Helicopter for a crew exceeding 3. We will then land at the Pheriche to adjust the Helicopter's weight for a headcount exceeding 3.

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tours with Landing are available all year round. We recommend autumn (October-November) and spring (March-April) for the best weather and views. Flying in these months will allow you to see the beautiful green valleys and meadows and the white snow-capped mountain ranges.


    Maximum number: maximum 5 people per Helicopter
    Weight Limit for 5 people: Maximum 500 kilograms
    Weight Limit for 3 people: Maximum 250 kilograms
    Recommended weight for an average person: 80 kilograms



    • Q1. How do I book an Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with the company?

      Adventure Club Trek has made an easy booking system. You can complete our trip booking form on the website by visiting the package. Once you complete the form, please give us time for the different process because you need to send us your passport copy with your weight information. It is important as the helicopter has weight limitations and applies mostly in the thin air region. For quick communication, you can contact us on WhatsApp: at +977 9851025658 or email us at: adventureclubtreks@gmail.com, info@adventureclubtrek.com

    • Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour flies over the Everest Base Camp and allows you to explore the grand vistas. Then it lands at Kalapatthar, 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 Everest Base Camp disappears due to landslides. To keep you informed, you will not see Mt. Everest from its Base Camp. In case it’s not possible to land, the pilot takes a touching distance between the base camp and Everest.

    • We accept bookings for Everest base camp helicopter tours for all age groups; however, for elderly people of over 75 age, one should consult with their doctors before signing a Helicopter tour, especially on high destinations like Everest Base Camp.

    • Yes, we have all the options for these helicopter flights on our scheduled helicopter flight dates. One should confirm with our Company about their Everest base camp helicopter 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.

    • 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 only ATM service in Everest Region is found at Namche Bazaar, which is below Everest View Hotel.

    • Food and drinks at Everest View Hotel are of international standard and quality. Food and drinks served at the hotel located at the top of the world are one of the major attractions of the Everest base camp helicopter tour. On top of that, you get the backdrop view of mind-boggling Everest and the neighboring Himalayas.

    • The weather in Mount Everest is hard to predict; therefore, we call local people and get a live update. During monsoons, it might get affected. But usually, the early morning helicopter flights to the Everest region are calm and unaffected.

    • Yes, we provide a charter chopper service to the 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 costs cheaper. However, if you want to charter a Private Helicopter for your tour to Everest base camp, it costs a little bit higher. For the discounted price, please Contact Us.

    • You are provided with 10 to 20 minutes at the Everest base camp region in Helicopter. It is quite enough time for you to enjoy the beautiful sight and scenery of rugged mountains and glaciers. Due to the high altitude threat at the Everest base camp, a longer time is not recommended. But at the hotel View, we will stay for one hour.

    • Most of them are Nepalese pilots with very good experience and multiple flights to the Everest base camp region. There are also a few Western pilots.

    • The 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. The Helicopter stands there without putting off its engine to keep it warm & functioning.

    • 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 cards 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 your helicopter tour to the Everest base camp. Boots are comfortable and safe for optional short walks around the village or near the base camp, where the ground can be rough with stones and rocks.

    • 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 of 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. So rest assured your helicopter tour to the Everest base camp region is in safe hands!!!


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

    • All the charges will be included in the Everest helicopter 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.

    • It is  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 at altitude. However, the engine capacity is the main issue. The high altitude and air pressure limit them from flying higher than this. The chopper flies at a 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 comfortable and safe. The supplementary oxygen carried by the Helicopter 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 Everest base camp 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 will manage your helicopter tour to the Everest base camp tour and let you know further details.

    • David G
      David GUnited StatesDate: May 22, 2023

      Amazing Trekking Experience!

      I lead groups all over the world on adventures and meditation retreats and I always take my groups with Birendra/Adventure Club in Nepal. He’s been doing it for almost 20 years and has it all dialed in. He’s a great guide, honest and has the best sherpas. If you want to make sure you have a safe, exceptional hike in the Himalayas, contact him and he will set it you up for success.

    • Kathleen R
      Kathleen RUnited StatesDate: May 01, 2023

      An Adventure of a Lifetime!

      Traveling to Nepal was a life-changing experience! The trek was inspiring and the people we met along the way were welcoming. Birendra and his team were flawless and were always one step ahead of any challenge we faced. I truly enjoyed everywhere we stayed before, during, and after our trek. Aside from the trek, one of my favorite experiences was stopping by the Buddha Stupa in Kathmandu and getting blessed by the monks on our last day. Such a decisive moment. I’m looking forward to future adventures in Nepal!!

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