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.
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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.
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.
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.