Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Duration: 1 Day

Overview 

Everest Base Camp  Helicopter Tour is the best day trip you can have while in Nepal- this one day-long helicopter flight to the Everest Base Camp at 5,380m and Kalapatthar at 5,400m is an incredible adventure to experience.

For those who want to get as close as possible to the world’s tallest mountain, Mt. Everest but do not have the time or strength to trek, Everest Base Camp Heli Tour is the perfect opportunity. 

We offer both 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 on the highest region in the world or for a quick photo shoot as well, like pre-wedding shoot, we provide you the service!!

Introduction 

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the easiest and quickest way to get to the base camp of Mt.Everest and to the Vantage point, Kala Patthar which is at (5,464m/17926ft). It is a perfect adventure day trip for those with a time constraint or for those who want to see Mt. Everest up close but cannot trek to the Kala Patthar. 

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour starts from Kathmandu. The chopper we fly in has big windows so we can marvel at the incredible view around us. From the gigantic glaciers to infamous Khumbu icefall. Experience flying over a never-ending cluster of layered 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 in a reasonable price point, you won’t have to break the bank to fly to the Everest with us.  Our helicopter flight to Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp can accommodate up to 5 people, all with full 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 we staying for 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, we fly to Kala Patthar(5,644m/18,519 ft. ) 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 Mt. Everest in the backdrop. You get to witness the culture of the Sherpa people and be around the locals. 

We fly to Tengboche monastery, the largest gompa in the Khumbu region.  It is a show of the Buddhist Sherpa culture which is a mix of Tibetan and Nepalese. You can find the monks chanting and praying here. The smell of Himalayan incense, 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 mystifying 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 maximum for Mount Everest Base Camp Landing Helicopter Flight Tour, 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. 

Weather in Everest Base Camp:

Everest helicopter tour can be done around the year, however, depending on the season of your tour the weather can vary. The best time to take the helicopter tour is from late September to December which is the post-monsoon season and from February to May which is the pre-monsoon season. If you decide to take the helicopter tour during pre-monsoon the day temperature will be around 15 to 20 degree Celsius whereas in the morning and evening the temperature drops around 0 to -5 degree Celsius.

During the post-monsoon season, the temperature reaches a maximum of 15-20 degree Celsius during the day. However in the morning and night, it gets chilly with temperature creeping around -5 to -10 degree. The temperature drops to a minimum of -10 to -15 and maximum of 15-18 degree with chances of snow in the following months. However, the sky is clear during the daytime to enjoy the Himalayan range.

The weather from June to August receives rainfall, so the temperature during the day can get to a maximum of 25 degree Celsius. In the morning and at night the average temperature is around 2 degree Celsius. However, during this time it is wet and much greener.

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 side 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 to enjoy the greener landscape.

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 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 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 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

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.

Fixed Departures 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.

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December 12, 2018
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  • Trip Duration 1 Day
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Leisure Holidays
  • Trip Style Helicopter Tour
  • Accomodation N/A
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