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
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
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.
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.