Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Duration: 1 Day


Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the best, iconic day trip in Nepal! This one full day of incredible adventure includes a helicopter flight to the Everest Base Camp at (5,380m/17650ft.) and Kala Patthar at (5,400m/17,716ft.).

For those who want to get as close as possible to the world’s tallest mountain -- Mt. Everest -- but don’t have the time or strength to trek, Everest Base Camp Heli Tour is the perfect opportunity. 
We offer both a cost-sharing group helicopter tour to Everest and private helicopter charter tour to Everest. We have special offers for solo travelers, family, and couples as well. You can set foot atop the highest region in the world and add on a quick photo shoot, such as a pre-wedding shoot if you are so inclined. We are happy to provide this service to you with beautiful memories of Nepal where all parties can be included in your pictures, free from camera shooting responsibility!


Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the quickest and easiest way to get to the base camp of Mt.Everest and to the vantage point: Kala Patthar, at (5,464m/17,926ft). It’s a perfect adventure day trip for those with time constraints or for those who want to see Mt. Everest up close but cannot trek to Kala Patthar.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour will start from Kathmandu. The chopper we fly in has big windows so we can marvel at the incredible views around us -- from gigantic glaciers to the infamous Khumbu icefall. Experience a flight that soars gracefully over a never-ending cluster of spectacular, lush green hills, and, most of all, the huge snow-covered mountains of the Himalaya.

Adventure Club trek offers the best of the Himalayan Mountain Flight in a cost-effective price range. We believe in providing a surreal experience at a reasonable price point. You won’t break the bank when you fly to Everest with us! Our helicopter flight to Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp can accommodate up to 5 people, all with full, picture-window seats.

We make a brief stop at Lukla for refueling purposes and then head towards Everest Base Camp, the major highlight of the trip. We can stop at the base camp from 10 to a maximum of 20 minutes as staying longer can trigger Altitude Mountain Sickness -- which our team is prepared to handle at all times -- but we believe in preventing it in the first place.

We continue with the tour, spending some time at the base camp enjoying the views of Nuptse and Khumbu Icefall, then flying to Kala Patthar (5,644m/18,519 ft.) which is the best vantage point in the Khumbu region and provides the best close up view of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,861m/25,790 feet), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m/ 22,350 ft.), Lobuche (6,119m/20075 ft.), and Mt. Pumori (7,161m) among others. After that, we board the chopper from Kala Patthar to the Hotel Everest View in Namche Bazaar to enjoy breakfast with stunning Mt. Everest as our backdrop. You will witness the culture of the Sherpa people and be interacting with the locals.

We fly to Tengboche monastery, the largest gompa in the Khumbu region.  It will expose you to the Buddhist Sherpa culture which is a mix of Tibetan and Nepalese. You will find the monks chanting and praying here. The smell of Himalayan incense, the mellifluous sound of chants and prayers along with the prayer wheels rotating constantly make it a spiritual experience. Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam, in the backdrop of the Tengboche Monastery, add to the compelling, mystic charm. Eventually, we fly back to Lukla and then to Kathmandu the same day, via our helicopter flight, enjoying the Himalayan landscapes of Nepal one more time.

You can enjoy all this at a reasonable price available for 2pax, 3pax, 4pax, and 5 pax with Adventure Club Trek. 6 pax is the maximum for Mount Everest Base Camp Landing Helicopter Flight Tour because it is based on body weight.  For 4-6 pax group, we will do 2 shuttles from Everest View Hotel, Lobuche or Pheriche to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.       

Best Time of the Year for Everest Base Camp Tour

The best time for Everest Base Camp Tour depends on your preference or what you are expecting to see. Each season you can enjoy a different and rewarding aspect of the Everest Region. However, the best time would be from February to May (pre-monsoon) and September to December (post-monsoon). During these times of the year, the weather is usually clear during the day to enjoy the mountain views of the Khumbu Region. You can also make the Everest Base Camp Tour during the Monsoon season to enjoy the greener landscapes that accompany this time period.

Join Everest Base Camp Heli Tour

You can join the EBC helicopter tour even if you are just one person. We provide you with the option of joining other groups for a helicopter tour. First, let us know about the date you wish to do the tour. If any group flying on that particular date has a seat available we can adjust you in that group. This would be the best option for an individual or anyone with a limited budget.

Private Group Helicopter Day Tour in Nepal

We also have the option of a private group helicopter tour. You can enjoy the spectacular landscape and mountain views with your family and friends. We also have Annapurna Helicopter Tour-1 Day and Langtang Helicopter Tour-1 Day.

Helicopter tour route

Our Everest Base Camp Heli Tour takes 4-5 hours for a round trip from Kathmandu. The tour starts from the domestic terminal in Kathmandu after which we fly over Bhaktapur then towards Nagarkot. We also fly over the villages of Dolkha and Jiri before finally landing in Lukla at Tenzing Hillary Airport.

After a brief stop in Lukla, we continue our journey flying over Namche Bazaar, Khumbu Glacier to land at Everest Base Camp. Our next stop is Kala Patthar and then we stop for breakfast at Everest View Hotel. Kathmandu-Lukla-Tengboche (optional)-Everest Base Camp-Kala Patthar- Everest View Hotel- Lukla-Kathmandu

Weight restriction in helicopter trip

One person can carry an extra weight of 5 kg including a camera, jacket, and a day bag. If it exceeds the fixed limit, extra charges are applicable. If 3 pax is flying in one chopper the total weight must be under 245 kg.           

Everest Base Camp Tour Things to Bring

  • Sunscreen of SPF 50 or higher
  • Sunglasses that keeps out 100% UV rays
  • Water bottle
  • Hat or a cap
  • Scarf made of nylon or silk
  • Down jacket
  • Gloves

Main Attraction Of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Panoramic view of the Everest Region through Helicopter flight
  • Close view of the top of Mount Everest 
  • Taking an experience of mountain adventure sport
  • Best view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho-Oyo, Mt. Makalu, Cholaste, Tawache, and many more Himalayan ranges
  • View of Tenzing Hillary Airport (Lukla Airport) from where Everest Base Camp Trekking starts
  • View of Namche Bazar 
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • View of Khumjung and Syangboche Village
  • Footsteps on Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar Top (5550 M)
  • View of Khumbu Glacier
  • Meeting Local  Sherpa people during your Breakfast at 5-star Hotel in Synagboche (Hotel Everest View)

Trip Highlights:

  •  Enjoy the diverse topography of Nepal and magnificent views of the Himalayan range as we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Stop at Lukla the starting point of the trek to Everest Base Camp where we get a glimpse of the Sherpa culture
  • Fly over the superb alpine forest of rhododendrons and pine trees as we head to the Base Camp.
  • Step foot at Everest Base Camp and soaking the magnificent views of Nuptse and Khumbu Icefall
  • Land at Kala Patthar, close up views of 360-degree panoramic views of  Everest, Changtse, Lingtre, Pumori and Ama Dablam among others
  • We make a stop at the Everest View Hotel in Namche Bazaar and enjoy breakfast with Everest in the backdrop.
  • Visit the infamous Tengboche monastery(optional)

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Board Helicopter from Kathmandu to Everest, aerial sightseeing of the Everest region and landing in Kala Patthar
  • Day 01: Board Helicopter from Kathmandu to Everest, aerial sightseeing of the Everest region and landing in Kala Patthar

    EBC Heli Tour summary :-

    1- Kathmandu to Lukla airport 45 minutes ride and fueling ground time is 10 minutes.

    2- Lukla to mt. Everest base camp and Kalapatthar flight ride time 25 minutes and landing time 10-15 minutes.

    3- Kalapathar to Mt. Everest view hotel 10 minutes ride and landing time 55 minutes for Breakfast.

    4- Hotel Everest view to Lukla to Kathmandu 80 minutes ride.

    Total EBC flight duration is 5.00 hours.

    Detail itinerary
    Kathmandu to Lukla airport 45 minutes ride and fueling ground time is 10 minutes
    Day trip to Everest starts from Kathmandu. We wake up early in the morning at approximately 6.00 am and drive to Tribhuvan International Airport where we will board a helicopter from the domestic terminal that will take us to Everest Base Camp. The chopper we board has enough leg room and big windows to make sure you are comfortable and get the best views during the trip. Depending on the size of the group you might get the best seat: the one right beside the pilot! After everything is set we head towards Lukla around 7.00 am and reach that destination at around 7.45am. As we fly to Lukla the views of Ganesh, Langtang, Manaslu, and Jugal Himal ranges along with Melung Tse and Gaurishankar will astound you!
    We fly over the villages of Dolkha and Jiri then over the Lamjura La (pass) at 3,550m covered with beautiful rhododendron, pines and oak trees to finally arrive at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. We stop for ten minutes for refueling purposes during which you are provided with refreshments.
    Lukla to Mt. Everest base camp and Kala Patthar flight ride time 25 minutes and landing time 10-15 minutes
    We fly towards the Dudh Kosi gorge, flying over Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru peaks. Also, we fly over Namche Bazaar, the biggest town in the Khumbu region also known as the “Gateway to Everest.” As we head higher from Namche, we get the first view of the world’s highest mountain, Everest and other majestic peaks like Ama Dablam.
    We fly over the moraine and ice to finally land at the foot of the world’s highest mountain -- Everest Base Camp. Here, we stop for 10-15 minutes enjoying the serene beauty of Nuptse and the Khumbu Icefall. We fly high above the Khumbu valley towards Kala Patthar at 5,464m. This rocky mountain provides the best 360-degree view of the mighty Everest and other surrounding mountains including Kongde Ri (6,187m/20,298 ft.), Gaurishanker (7,134m/23,405 ft.), Ama Dablam (6,812m/22,349 ft.), Nuptse (7,861m/25,791 ft.), Mt. Pumori (7,161m/23494ft.) and Lhotse (8,516m/27,940 ft.). We spend around 10-15 minutes in Kala Patthar.
    Kalapathar to Mt. Everest view hotel 10 minutes ride and landing time 55 minutes for Breakfast
    After a quality time spent in Everest Base Camp, we fly to Everest View Hotel where we enjoy a filling breakfast with Mt. Everest as the picture-worthy backdrop.
    Hotel Everest view to Lukla to Kathmandu 80 minutes ride
    We make our return to Lukla and then fly back to Kathmandu. The trip takes around 4 hours and in case anyone suffers from altitude sickness, we have stocked enough oxygen cylinders for the travelers in the helicopter as a precaution.
    For a longer experience in the Everest region along with a helicopter ride over the Khumbu Himalaya, Adventure Club Trek also offers
    Everest Base Camp Heli Trek-12 Days and Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Tour by Heli-8 Days

    • Accommodation: N/A
    • Walking hours: N/A
    • Max. Altitude: 5550m at Kalapatthar
    • Meal: Breakfast at the Everest view point Hotel

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • 4-5 hours helicopter flight
  • Sagarmatha National park Permit
  • Breakfast in Everest View Point Hotel
  • Emergency oxygen available inside the helicopter. (Additional cost required for personal use of the oxygen cylinder outside the helicopter)
  • Company service charges
  • Government and local taxes
  • Comprehensive medical kits 

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory).

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

The unpredictability of the weather in mountain areas directly affects the flights to and from Lukla. The Twin Otter planes that are used for transport from and to Lukla are reasonably reliable in good weather conditions. But, the flights may be delayed or canceled due to technical problems and extreme weather conditions.To ensure you stay on your schedule in case the Twin Otter flight cancels or delays too far, we can charter you a helicopter. While the helicopter can fly at the visibility of 15,000m, the Twin Otters require 5,000m visibility, according to Nepal Civil Aviation rules.

You can pay for the helicopter in US cash, credit cards or traveler’ cheques directly to our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for the payment which you can present to claim the amount back from your travel insurance company. Helicopter charges range from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$2500. Also, we recommend you land in Kathmandu a day before we start the trek. You have enough time to buy trekking gears and beat off the jet lag. Having a few days extra left after your trek is also an excellent way to ensure you don’t miss your international flight in case of difficulties during the trek which might lengthen your trip. It also gives you a way to beat the flight cancellation to or from Lukla in case of severe weather.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions.

Pre-Trip Meeting

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

Trip Map

Fixed Departure Dates and Cost

Private Heli charter or in group joining maximum 6 pax – at low-cost option on sharing a flight to Mount Everest Base camp helicopter tour ( we have daily private flight contact us for best cost ).

Daily EBC helicopter flight departure to Mount Everest base camp from the Capital Kathmandu, Nepal.

Guaranteed trip departure, so hurry up for last minute flight booking.

Call now for the private flight,  Nepal Mobile (+977) 9851025658 (24 hrs)- Whats-App / Viber activated too.

  • Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
  • Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
  • Limited - Only a few spaces available
Start Date End Date Availability Price
April 18, 2019 April 18, 2019 Available US$ 999
April 19, 2019 April 19, 2019 Available US$ 999
April 20, 2019 April 20, 2019 Available US$ 999
April 21, 2019 April 21, 2019 Available US$ 999
April 22, 2019 April 22, 2019 Available US$ 999
April 24, 2019 April 24, 2019 Available US$ 999
April 25, 2019 April 25, 2019 Available US$ 999
April 26, 2019 April 26, 2019 Available US$ 999
April 27, 2019 April 27, 2019 Available US$ 999
April 28, 2019 April 28, 2019 Available US$ 999
April 29, 2019 April 29, 2019 Available US$ 999
April 30, 2019 April 30, 2019 Available US$ 999
PRICE FROM US$ 999 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 999

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code ACTE-47
  • Trip Duration 1 Day
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Leisure Holidays
  • Trip Style Helicopter Tour
  • Accomodation N/A
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