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 Tour. Please 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.
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.
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.
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.