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. EBC helicopter tour is an epic trip you’re unlikely to forget for a long, long time. And it’s all done in a single day!
Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing is by far the best Aerial tour in the world and the most captivating adventure of your life! Sail high above in the sky and enjoy the breathtaking panorama of gigantic mountains with the closest views of Mt.Everest in 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 Tour. Mount Everest base camp helicopter Tour is one of the best and shortest ways to be close to the tallest peak on this planet where 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. Kathmandu to Everest base camp helicopter tours with the best price is of about 4-5 hours in total, taking you from Kathmandu to Everest base camp (5364 meters) and landing at Kalapatthar (5545meters).
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing Flight starts as the helicopter take-off swirling high over Kathmandu city and the valley facing an excellent panorama of the Himalayan mountain range. Flying in the North-Eastern direction with alluring views of dramatic landscapes and mountains, the helicopter gets closer to land at Lukla and then flies above Dudh Kosi River gorge with views of stunning Mt. Everest and adjoining giant peaks.
The helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp offers an outstanding view of the snow-capped Himalayan range. Ideally, the EBC Helicopter tour with landing flight Cost is designed for travelers who do not have enough time to trek long hours for days. similarly, people with physical disabilities and even the elderly can experience 4-5 hours of a chopper ride to the Everest Base Camp in Nepal. During the trip, we can observe stunning mountain peaks such as Lhotse, Ama Dablam,Thamserku, and some of the amazing landscapes of the Mount Everest region. Besides that, the helicopter trip is an unbelievable opportunity to learn about the culture and religion of the Sherpa people.
Your thrilling journey to the Everest Base Camp continues as the helicopter takes you above Namche Bazaar (Altitude: 3,440m/11,284ft), the capital of the Khumbu region, where houses and lodges are in amphitheater-shaped surrounded by views of snow-capped peaks. Passing Namche Bazaar, the helicopter directs you towards Tengboche monastery, a scenic spot located on a small plateau surrounded by an array of peaks with views of Mt. Everest(8848m), Nuptse (7,861m) AmaDablam (6,812m), Lobuche (6,119m) at close distance. Slowly Helicopter flies over Everest Base Camp ( 5,364m) covering most of the areas for you to catch a glimpse of the surrounding mountains and massive Khumbu Icefall and glaciers, and then finally lands in between the trail of Gorak Shep and Kalapatthar. Here you can spend some time capturing memories and falling in love with the pristine scenery nature offers. After spending some quality time, you return back to Everest viewpoint hotel-the only luxury hotel on the highest point on earth. Have a refreshing break with views of Mt. Everest while you stop for breakfast, and then a smooth scenic flight takes you to Kathmandu with a great mesmerizing adventure on the Everest base camp Helicopter landing Tour.
During the Everest base camp by Helicopter ride, we can witness the thrilling rivers of ice flowing slowly down the Glaciers. These beautiful monsters are the main attraction of trekkers hiking to Everest Base Camp. The delectable king-sizeHimalayan breakfast at the Everest View Hotel is a gourmet attraction of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter trip. Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight Tour with Landing route is Kathmandu-Lukla-Syangboche-Everest base camp- Everest view Hotel -Lukla-Kathmandu.
The maximum weight per charter for landing at Syangboche is 450 kg, including passengers (5 pax at max) and their belongings. However, the maximum landing weight at Pheriche is 420 kg, and Kala Patthar is 225 kg due to high altitude restrictions. Therefore, for landing at Kalapatthar with more than 225kg, we have to do an extra shuttle from Pheriche. Also, note that 4-5 people cannot land simultaneously. In this case, a single charter only carries 420 kg right from Kathmandu valley itself.
The returning program gives you time to enjoy an appetizing, delicious MountEverest breakfast at the Hotel Everest View, a mountain 5-star hotel constructed at an altitude of 3880 meters. This is a remarkable experience for the services you get to enjoy with an amazing breakfast served in 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 via Lukla where the chopper makes a final halt for refueling before flying to Kathmandu.
Besides the EBC Helicopter tour, our other helicopter tour packages in Nepal are much loved and highly recommended. This includes Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour, Muktinath Helicopter Tour, and our Gokyo Lake Helicopter Tour. Please feel free to contact us for an expert's idea about the ever-growing popular helicopter tour packages in Nepal.
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 grand 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 to explore the giant snowy peaks around Mount Everest at (8848.86 meters]. The route to EBC 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 fogs or clouds, especially at the 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. 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 Base Camp 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.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost
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. Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour costs USD 999 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.
Group Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost
We organize helicopter tours in the Everest base camp at a very reasonable cost. The cost depends on the size of the group of participants. It costs $999 for an individual. For two persons, it costs $990 per person. If two of the participants pay together it costs $980 per person. For three participants paying together $975 each, for four paying together $945 each, and for five persons paying together, it costs $839 per person.
Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost
The private helicopter trip to Everest base camp facilitates participants to choose their own date for departure making it a flexible journey. The weight to be carried by chopper above 4,350m has been limited by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal to minimize the risk. For the individual or private group going on an EBC helicopter tour, it costs between $3,750 and $4,000 on a single shuttle while a double shuttle with the capacity of more than three passengers or the capacity to carry over 250kg costs between $4,000 and $4,500.
Note:On this tour, each participant has to bring their own warm-down jackets, trekking shoes, drinking water, and a minimal light day pack with essential belongings.
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 the 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 layer of gloves
- A thermos water bottle that keeps water warm
- Warm woolen hats and scarf
- UV ray protecting glasses
- Camera or mobile with enough battery (spare battery if you are carrying a camera too)
- Lip balm
- Your personal requirements
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 from 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 in 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 wonderful 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 real 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)…a star hotel at starry heights!
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 accommodation 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
Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
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 the 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 to hike. 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 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 doing 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 in case you feel the effects of altitude and want to return soon to Lukla or Kathmandu by avoiding the downhill excursion.
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 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 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 the 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.
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