Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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Trip Facts

  • Duration 1 Day
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • 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

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Overview

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

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is by far the best Aerial tour in the world and the most captivating adventure of your life! Sail high above the sky and enjoy the breathtaking panorama of gigantic mountains with the closest views of Mt.Everest between Nuptse and Lhotse peaks. Cherish the moment for a lifetime; truly a mesmerizing adventure where you will feel in top spirit and satisfied at the end of the Mount Everest Helicopter ride.

Everest Helicopter Flight takes off from Kathmandu and flies towards the northeast of Kathmandu. After about an hour of flying, it lands at Lukla for refueling. Then it flies towards the core Himalayan region, witnessing the diversity of Sagarmatha National Park. The helicopter flies above some of the impressive mountain Sherpa settlements like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pheriche, and Gorakshep. 

Mount Everest Helicopter flight Tour with Landing offers you the best at its price, taking you from Kathmandu to Everest base camp (5364 meters) to Kalapatthar (5545meters) for the ride of your life for the next 4-5 hours. The Everest Helicopter tour provides a unique experience that you will cherish for a lifetime; truly a mesmerizing adventure where you will feel in top spirit and satisfied at the end of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter day tour. Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with a landing flight is one of the best and shortest ways to be close to the tallest peak on this planet where. The helicopter flies over rolling hills, dales, and valleys dotted with nice-looking farm villages with an amphitheater of terraces with views of high snow-capped peaks.

Flying over the Himalayas of Nepal offers you a great deal of eye-feasting on the oak forests and mountain ranges. But on a flight to Everest Base Camp 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 will catch what the trekkers do. Mount Everest base camp by chopper with landing package offers stunning vistas of mountains like the Dhaulagiri Range, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Gaurishankar, 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 takes work to remember them by their names. And from our chopper, we can watch the rivers of ice flowing slowly down the Glaciers. The beautiful monsters are the main attraction of trekkers hiking to Everest Base Camp. 

Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight Tour with Landing midway of Kala Patthar summit viewpoint, which is above base camp at 5455 meters above sea level. Group sharing cost or taking a private charter helicopter at the best-guaranteed price. Solo travelers, couples, or families can join this shared Mount Everest helicopter flight tour with landing at the base camp viewpoint.

On our Helicopter flight back to Kathmandu, you will enjoy a delicious Himalayan breakfast at the Hotel Everest View, a mountain 5-star hotel at an altitude of 3880 meters. It is a remarkable memory for you with an incredible breakfast. Then the helicopter lands at Lukla for refueling and flies to Kathmandu.

Besides the Helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp Tour, our other helicopter tour packages in Nepal are much loved and highly recommended. It includes Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour, Muktinath Helicopter Tour, and our Gokyo Lake Helicopter TourPlease contact us for an expert idea about Nepal's ever-growing popular helicopter tour packages.

 

Major Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Mind-boggling helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp with a panoramic and close-up view of the stunning Himalayas.
  • Scenic hiking by the banks of Dudh Koshi River Valley and gorge Evergreen woods of Sagarmatha National Park in Everest region.
  • Beautiful Scenes of Remote, tranquil countryside and scattered alpine villages like Tengboche, Pheriche, and Dingboche.
  • Exploration of year-old monasteries and ancient architecture that carry high significance to the Himalayan people culturally and historically
  • Land at Kalapatthar (5545 meters). The scenic views hereabouts leave you breathless. 
  • Take a selfie with the tallest peak in the world-Mt, Everest. You will also have plenty of time for photos and videos with a close view of Everest.
  • 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.

 

Outline Itinerary & Trip Route of Mount Everest Helicopter Tour

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.

 

How Much Is Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost

 

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is one of the most exciting things to do in Nepal Himalayan. Taking a scenic helicopter flight and experiencing a dramatic landscape viewed by air is only possible on a Helicopter Tour. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour costs USD 975 per person if you take the group package. In a group, there will be a maximum of 5 people. You can also take the private Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour; it would cost USD 3750 per person. You can choose between the private and the group tour based on your budget.

 

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

 

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.

 

How to book an Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour?

Adventure Club Trek 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 complete the form, please give us time for another 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[email protected]

 

When is the Best Time for Everest Base Camp Heli Tour?

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Spring Season

The season of spring in Nepal is March, April, and May. This is a great 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 for exploring the giant snowy peaks around Mount Everest at (8848.86 meters]. The route to Everest base camp goes through a brilliant rhododendron forest, which blooms tremendously in the spring season. You get to see pretty colorful flowers everywhere in the mountains.

 Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour In 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 fog or clouds, especially at higher altitudes above 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, 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.

 Everest Helicopter Tour In 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.

 

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 freezing-level temperatures with clothes that are warm enough to keep you comfortable.

Here is a short list of packing for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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

 

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 in nature, 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.
  • Captain keeps the engine of a helicopter on throughout the landing period.

 

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 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 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, 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 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 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:

Update Chartered Helicopter Cost For Everest Region 2023/2024

Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu USD 2900

Kathmandu – Everest base camp / Gorakshep- Kathmandu USD 3900

Kathmandu – Gokyo – Kathmandu USD 3900

Lukla – Everest base camp / Gorakshep – Lukla USD 2000

Lukla – Lobuche – Lukla USD 1700

Lukla – Everest camp single person – Lukla USD 2100

Lukla – Everest camp for 2 person – Lukla USD 2100

Kathmandu – Khare – Kathmandu USD 3900

Lukla – Khare – Lukla USD 2000

Everest Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla 

Adventure 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 a 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 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.

Helicopter Flight From Lukla to Everest Base Camp

 After a refreshing break at Lukla, 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 as well 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 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 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 back 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 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 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 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 & 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, rhododendron, 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. 

Itinerary

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5:30 – 6:30 AM: Preparation and processing to take your scheduled helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp with a landing.

From the hotel, we will pick you up and transfer you to the domestic airport of Kathmandu to fly to the Everest base camp via helicopter. 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 Airport By Helicopter (2,845m)

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

 

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

Arriving at Lukla, you get a 15 minutes break. You may drink tea/coffee at this time as the helicopter 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 via Helicopter (5,550 meters)

After refueling, the Helicopter takes off from Lukla and flies 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, an alpine town at an altitude of 4371 meters. During the helicopter 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, the Helicopter 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 the Helicopter lands for about 10-15 minutes.

 

8:30 – 8:45 AM:  Helicopter Lands at Kala Patthar; Explore around Kala Patthar (5,550m)

 The Helicopter lands at Kalapatthar, an excellent viewpoint of the Everest Himalayan chain. This part of the Everest base camp helicopter trip is the best one. If weather permits, 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 in the lap of the Everest region. It may not sound natural to spend such little time, but the time is enough to grab the magical Himalayan scenery. We need to leave in a short time due to the weather condition and the thin air level.

 

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

 Exploring the splendid Everest Himalayan range from Kalapatthar, the Helicopter takes off and flies for 15 minutes to Syangboche, near the Everest View Hotel. The guide will accompany you on the tour that will introduce 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. This moment is also one of the major highlights of the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. 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. The Helicopter also gets some rest time.

 

9:30 – 10:00 AM: Fly to Lukla via Helicopter and Refueling of Helicopter

After a delightful breakfast at the Everest View Hotel, the HElicopter takes you back to Lukla and stops for 15 minutes for the refueling process. The refueling process of the helicopter takes some time. It's an exclusive moment to take a quick gaze at this bustling town.

 

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

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.

    Note:  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. 

    Cost Details

    Price Includes

    •  Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
    • 4-5 hours helicopter flight enjoying the scenic view of Everest base camp region.
    • 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 and USD$125 for 90 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: SaturdayJanuary 28, 2023End DateEnd: SaturdayJanuary 28, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $975
    Start DateStart: SundayJanuary 29, 2023End DateEnd: SundayJanuary 29, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $975
    Start DateStart: MondayJanuary 30, 2023End DateEnd: MondayJanuary 30, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $975
    Start DateStart: TuesdayJanuary 31, 2023End DateEnd: TuesdayJanuary 31, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $975

    The Published dates for the everest base camp helicopter tour are guaranteed departures. If the scheduled dates are not suitable for you, 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.

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    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
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    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 Route

    The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour starts from the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, the helicopter takes off and flies towards the northeast part over Nagarkot and Dolakha and lands at Lukla. After about 15 minutes break at Lukla, the helicopter 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, the helicopter flies over Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Everest Base Camp, which finally brings you back to Kalapathar and lands there. Reversing the trip, the helicopter will fly back all the way to the Everest View Hotel and stops for a welcome Himalayan breakfast. And last, the helicopter flies back to Lukla, stops for a while for refueling, and takes you back to Kathmandu to finish your Everest base camp Heli tour with the best service and experience.

    FAQs

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

      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 the 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: at +977 9851025658 or email us at: [email protected][email protected]

    • 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 Everest Base Camp disappears due to landslides too. Just 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.

    • Go7921100
      Go7921100United StatesDate: January 25, 2023

      A MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE!

      This is a MUST if you are traveling to Nepal or Bhutan! I have been to 30 countries and the Everest Base Camp helicopter trek was by far and away the most incredible experience I have had. Our Sherpa was incredibly friendly and attentive to us while we hiked along a beautiful river with stunning views of the Himalayas.

      Our organized tour in Bhutan was unforgettable and the perfect way to explore this country that feels like stepping back in time.

      I highly recommend Birendra and these tours to first-time and returning travelers.

    • oscararce65
      oscararce65United StatesDate: November 21, 2022

      Epic adventure, the best ever!

      I’m a world traveler. I’ve been to 72 countries and counting. This is the best tour company that I’ve ever used. Birendra was outstanding in every possible way. He gave us excellent recommendations and arranged all of the travel plans for us.

      Additionally, he was always looking to get us the best possible deals. He’s also very honest and trustworthy. We did a 5-day trek towards Everest Base Camp, followed by a helicopter trip to Mount Everest. Then, two days of sightseeing around Kathmandu. Then, we went to Bhutan for 4 days. Finally, we went to Pokhara and we went water rafting on the way back to Kathmandu. It’s an epic adventure. Everything went perfectly. We’ll always be thankful to Birendra and his company for the trip of a lifetime!

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