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

Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the most thrilling and fascinating helicopter ride of your life in the Nepal Himalayas. The helicopter provides the best view of Mt. Everest and the surrounding Himalayas in a pleasant morning view from Kathmandu. Reservations are open for 2023-2024. Cancellation is free if you cancel within 24 hours. If you book directly with us, we offer the best price for Everest Basecamp helicopter tours. 

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the most exciting adventure ever! Enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains and the close-up view of Mt.Everest between Nuptse and Lhotse. Experience the Everest helicopter ride and cherish the memory for life.

The Everest Helicopter Flight departs from Kathmandu and heads towards the northeast. After 55 minutes, the helicopter lands in Lukla to refuel. It then flies to the heart of the Himalayan region and witnesses the diversity of Sagarmatha National Park. The helicopter passes over some of the most impressive mountain Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar and Pheriche.

Mount Everest Helicopter Flight Tour with Landing is the best value for money. It takes you from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp (5364 meters) and Kalapatthar (5540 meters) for a ride of a lifetime for the next 4 to 5 hours. EBC Helicopter Tour is a truly mesmerizing experience. You will be satisfied and in high spirits at the end.  Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with breakfast  is the best way to get close to the highest peak on earth. The helicopter will fly over hills, valleys and dales dotted with picturesque farm villages. There is also an arena with terraces to see high, snow-capped mountains.

You can enjoy the beautiful oak forests and mountain ranges while flying over the Himalayas in Nepal. The thrill of a Helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp is a great way to experience the beauty and wonder of the mountains. You will be able to see the mountains from above and experience what trekkers go through. Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight Tour with Landing package offers breathtaking vistas of mountain ranges like the Dhaulagiri Range and Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Makalu, Mt. Gaurishankar, and Nuptse & Lhotse are among the most famous peaks, as is Mt. Everest. It's hard to recall the names of peaks swirling in the clouds. From our helicopter, we can see the glaciers flowing with rivers of ice. The beautiful monsters attract Trekkers who hike to Everest Base Camp.

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 are highly regarded and recommended. This package includes Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour, Muktinath Helicopter Tour Our Gokyo Lake Helicopter TourPlease click here to learn more about Contact us. You can also learn more about us on our website. Expert advice on the ever-popular helicopter tour packages in Nepal.


Major Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • A panoramic helicopter ride will take you from Kathmandu up to Everest Base Camp, giving you a close-up and panoramic view of the Himalayas.
  • Sagarmatha National Park offers scenic hiking along the banks of Dudh Koshi River Valley, and through the gorge Evergreen forests of Everest region.
  • Enjoy the beauty of remote, tranquil landscapes and scattered alpine village like Tengboche Pheriche and Dingboche.
  • Explore the ancient monasteries, which are of great cultural and historical significance to Himalayans.
  • Land at Kalapatthar (5,545 meters). You will be blown away by the scenic views around you.
  • Take a picture with Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the entire world. There will be plenty of time to take photos and videos of Everest.
  • The magnificent view of Kalapatthar, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Thamserku
  • Helicopter view of Hidden Lakes, Tibetan Peaks and surrounding area
  • Enjoy breakfast at 3800 meters high - Everest View Hotel
  • Travelers and seniors who are pressed for time will find this product useful.

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 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 metres 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 metres). 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 colours.

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 degree 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 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 good with clear weather. The temperature in the Khumbu region goes up to 20 degrees Celsius and 5 degrees at the minimum.

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.

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 atadventureclubtreks@gmail.com

What is the Packing List for 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. 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
  • You 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 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. 


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5:  6:30 AM - 7:30 AM: Processing and preparation for your scheduled helicopter flight.

We will transfer you from your hotel to the Kathmandu domestic airport to fly you by helicopter to Everest Base Camp. You complete all the necessary formalities at the airport and then proceed to the helicopter in the vehicle. You are now ready to take off to your dream destination

7:00 – 8:00 AM: Fly to Lukla Airport By Helicopter (2,845m)

The helicopter takes off from Kathmandu's airport and flies to the northeast. It offers beautiful views of mountain roads, villages, rivers, valleys, forests, etc. The helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla takes about 45 minutes in clear weather. A small runway and helicopter can be seen. Lukla is the gateway to Everest and tours.

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

You get 15 minutes of rest when you arrive at Lukla. You can drink coffee/tea while the helicopter is refuelled during this time. Lukla has many facilities, including hotels, restaurants and bakeries.

8:15 – 8:30 AM: Fly to Kala Patthar via Helicopter (5,550 meters)

After refueling the helicopter, it takes off and flies over the Dudh Kashi valley and river gorge. A shuttle service will be provided if there are more than three travelers on a helicopter. This is done from Pheriche at 4371 meters, which is an alpine village. You can explore hidden lakes and valleys that are not accessible by foot during the helicopter ride. The Helicopter will fly over the Everest Base Camp in 35 minutes. You can see the Himalayan giant boulders, including Everest, Lhotse and Thamserku. The Helicopter will land for approximately 10-15 minutes at Kalapatthar.

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

The helicopter lands in Kalapatthar for a great view of the Everest Himalayan Chain. This is the most exciting part of the Everest Base Camp helicopter trip. We can see Everest, Lhotse and other peaks if the weather is good. You have about 10-15 minutes to explore, take photos and enjoy this precious moment. Although it may seem strange to spend so little time in the Himalayas, the short time frame is sufficient to capture the breathtaking scenery. Due to the weather and thin air, we need to leave quickly.

8:45 – 9:00 AM: Fly to Syangboche by Helicopter (3,950m).

The Helicopter will fly 15 minutes from Kalapatthar to Syangboche near the Everest View Hotel, where it will explore the magnificent Everest Himalayan Range. You will be accompanied by a guide on a tour to introduce you to the peaks and lakes that you can view from the helicopter. You can satisfy your appetite when you arrive at the five-star mountain hotel located highest in the mountains. Breakfast at the Himalayan view is a must.

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

Everest View Hotel offers a wonderful location for breakfast, where you can enjoy the Himalayan splendors and the Everest chain. This is one of the highlights of Everest Base Camp Heli Tour. The landscape is beautiful, with evergreen forests and rhododendrons. A delicious breakfast at 3800 metres is a wonderful experience. Breakfast is served at the hotel. Helicopters also get some rest.

9:30-10:30 AM: Helicopter to Lukla and Helicopter Refueling

After a delicious breakfast at the Everest View Hotel the HElicopter will take you back to Lukla, stopping for 15 minutes during the refueling procedure. Refueling the helicopter is a lengthy process. This is a rare opportunity to see this busy town.

10 - 11 AM: Return to Kathmandu by Helicopter

After a 45-minute helicopter ride, we reach Kathmandu from the tiny airstrip in Lukla. Our airport representative will receive you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour concludes at this point.

    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: SundayMay 28, 2023End DateEnd: SundayMay 28, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $975
    Start DateStart: MondayMay 29, 2023End DateEnd: MondayMay 29, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $975
    Start DateStart: TuesdayMay 30, 2023End DateEnd: TuesdayMay 30, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $975
    Start DateStart: WednesdayMay 31, 2023End DateEnd: WednesdayMay 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

    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.


    • 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: adventureclubtreks@gmail.com,  info@adventureclubtrek.com

    • 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.

    • 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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