Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is by far the best Aerial tour in the world. Behold to witness the most captivating adventure of your life! Sail high above in the sky and enjoy the breathtaking panorama of gigantic mountains with closest views of Mt. Everest in between Nuptse, Lo-la 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 Everest Base Camp Helicopter day tour. Everest base camp helicopter flight landing 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 valley dotted with nice-looking farm villages with an amphitheater of terraces with views of high snow-capped peaks.

Starting from Kathmandu(Capital) domestic airport on respective Helicopter private companies, you are greeted by the captain and staff as you board in the spacious seating arrangements. Your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour starts as the helicopter take-off swirling high over Kathmandu city and the valley facing an excellent panorama of the Himalayan mountain range. Flying towards North-Eastern direction with alluring views of dramatic landscapes and mountains, the helicopter gets closer to land at Lukla and then fly above Dudh Kosi River gorge with views of stunning Mt. Everest and adjoining giant peaks. 

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 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/ 25,791 ft.), AmaDablam (6,812 m/ 22,350 ft.), Lobuche (6,119m/20075 ft.) at close distance. Slowly Helicopter flies over Everest Base Camp ( 5,364 m/17,594 ft) covering most of the areas for you to catch a glimpse of 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 smooth scenic flight takes you to Kathmandu with great mesmerizing adventure on Everest base camp Helicopter landing tour. 


Trip Highlights:

  • Panoramic view of the Everest Region through Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

  • Close view of the top of Mount Everest.

  • Taking the experience of mountain adventure sport

  • Best view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho-Oyo, Mt. Makalu, 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).


Best Time of the Year for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The best time for the Helicopter tour to Everest is from March to May and mid-September to December months. Most of the days during this time of year are clear with fabulous views of peaks and Mt. Everest. March to May falls during spring to pre-summer when days are longer with enough sunlight for views to enjoy mountain panorama. However, days can get windy and cloudy sometimes in the afternoon, even snow in higher elevation. Around this time the hills are lively with wild-flowers blooming with riots of colors especially Rhododendron (national flower of Nepal). Mid-September to December is another best time for the Base Camp Tour as most of the days are clear with stunning views of the peak. However, the temperature can sometimes drop to freezing point.


Options for Joining  Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

 We provide you with the option of joining the helicopter tour either in a group or just a single person(Private 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 will be the best option for an individual with a limited budget.


Private group Everest Base Camp Helicopter Day Tour 

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.


Weight restriction in  Everest Base Camp helicopter trip

Weight must be average including camera, jacket, and small day packs. For 3 people flying in one flight, the weight must be under 240kg and for  5 people flying together weight must be under 480 kg. Every extra shuttle will cost you extra.


Weather in Everest Base Camp

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

During the post-monsoon season, the temperature reaches a maximum of 15-20 degrees Celsius during the day. The morning and night get chilly with the temperature creeping around -5 to -10 degrees. The temperature drops to a minimum of -10 to -15 and a maximum of 15-18 degrees with chances of snowfall 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 degrees Celsius. In the morning and at night the average temperature is around 2 degrees Celsius. During this time, the scenery is wet and much greener.


Things To Carry During Your Everest Helicopter Tour :

 We recommend you to carry small bags, wind-water proof jackets, and trousers, comfortable boots (with time for short walk around), hats against strong sunlight and UV, woolen Beni to keep you warm in case of cold weather, water bottles, light snacks (chocolates or biscuits), down jackets for cold weather, personal necessity like toiletries, sunscreen against bright sun and UV rays, camera, and your cell phones.


Short and useful information about the Everest region:


Namche Bazaar

Situated at the altitude of 3,440m, Namche Bazaar, the capital of Khumbu and Everest region, is an ideal place for trekkers and mountaineers as it offers the stunning view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, AmaDablam, Kwangde and Thamserku peaks along with Banks and ATM, nice lodges, standard restaurants, shops, and well-stocked stores. Namche also holds a colorful market once a week where native Sherpa from all around Khumbu villages with traditional Sherpa dresses come to visit. This holds an important cultural value in their society. You can also get an amazing experience of this event and observe the colorful sherpas.

The Sherpas(an ethnic tribe of Nepal) who were migrated from east-Nepal to mid-Eastern Himalaya region. They have a history of more than 500 years in Nepal. Sherpa people are of Tibetan origin with a similar culture, language and old heritage custom interwoven with Buddhism religion, migrated from Eastern Tibetan. Sherpas are known as cheerful, friendly and strong people of Himalaya. They are the pioneer of the Himalayan region of Nepal. It's because of their expertise in climbing, mountaineering,  trekking and tracking routes so many foreign climbers have successfully reached the summit of Mt. Everest. 


Everest View Hotel

Everest View Hotel, the earliest luxury hotels within the Khumbu and Everest region, was established during the mid-1970s by a Japanese nationality. It is located above Namche Bazaar at the height of 3,880 m  within a serene environment of pines, rhododendron, and birch and fir forest. Everest View Hotel offers glorious views of an array of high peaks range that includes  Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, AmaDablam.  It is a pleasant and refreshing place to stop on route facing views of mighty mountains.


Tengboche Monastery

It is the most scenic and beautiful spot around the Khumbu and Everest region. Located on a high ridge within a small plateau at the height of 3,867m, Tengboche Monastery is surrounded by pristine green woodland of tall rhododendron, pines and fir tree lines. Tengboche monastery offers stunning views of mountains Mt. Everest in the north and close views of AmaDablam with series of peaks.

Tengboche is famous for its impressive monastery, where visitors can take a short tour and observe monks and priests on religious activities and prayer. Inside, the Monastery is decorated with colorful religious paintings known as Thanka or fresco. These paintings resemble interesting idols of Lord Buddha and famous Buddhist Gurus. In the month of October or November as per Buddhist Luna calendar,  Mani Rimdu -a great colorful festival- takes place at Tengboche Monastery. Here one can watch monks and priests dancing with a mask to wade evil spirits.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Flight to Everest Base Camp and back to Kathmandu
  • Day 01: Flight to Everest Base Camp and back to Kathmandu

    Itinerary Overview:
    • 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

    Detail Itinerary:
    Kathmandu - Lukla: Flight Time: 45 Minutes, Fuel Filling Time: 10 Minutes
    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour begins from Kathmandu. We transfer you to the domestic airport early morning (around 6 AM) for a 45 minutes helicopter ride to Lukla. After the security check, we fly to Lukla. As we fly to Lukla the magnificent views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Mt. Manaslu, Jugal Himal ranges, Melung Tse and Gauri Shankar accompany us. We fly above the villages of Dolkha, Jiri, and Lamoure La (pass), covered with beautiful rhododendron, pines and oak trees, to finally arrive at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla for refueling and refreshment. To Provide Best Trekking Experience In Nepal To The Adventurer Seeking To Trek Great Himalayas Including Everest With Best Price Possible.

    Everest Base Camp (Kalapatthar): Flight Time 25 Minutes Ground Time: 10-15 Minutes
    We will fly to Everest Base Camp after a shortstop at Lukla. The 25 minutes flight to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar is stunning. We fly to Everest Base camp over the moraine and Khumbu glacier to land at the foot the world’s highest mountain, Kalapatthar. We stop for 10-15 minutes at Kalapatthar enjoying the serene of the beauty of Nuptse and the Khumbu Icefall, taking pictures and exploring Everest Himalayan peaks.

    Everest Base Camp (Kalapatthar), Syangboche (Everest View Point Hotel)
    Flight Time: 15 Minutes Ground Time: 55

    After a quality time spent in Everest Base Camp, we fly to Everest View Hotel to enjoy a filling breakfast with the view of Mt. Everest in the backdrop.

    Everest View Point Hotel-(Syangboche) - Lukla – Kathmandu: Flight Time: 1 hrs 10 minutes
    After enjoying glorious moments in Everest View Hotel, you fly back to Kathmandu via Pheriche. We do make a short stop at Lukla before reaching Kathmandu. The flight time to Kathmandu generally takes an hour.

    Note: You will either arrive at Everest View Hotel for Breakfast or an Early Lunch. The arrival time depends on the weather.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • 4-5 hours helicopter flight
  • Emergency oxygen is available inside the helicopter.
  • Government and local taxes
  • Comprehensive medical kits 
  • Company service charges
  • Applicable Permit arrangement service only (Fees extra and pay locally in the mountain)

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast in Everest View Point Hotel ($35 per person)
  • 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.

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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour FAQS


1: Will our Helicopter take us to Mount Everest Base camp?

The helicopter will fly over Mt. Everest base camp and then make soft landing nearby Everest base camp at the near bottom of high Kalapatthar Hill and above Gorekshep, a small settlement. From this views point, an excellent view of Mt. Everest with an array of high peaks surrounds you.


2: How long do we spend at Everest Base Camp?

We spend about 10 -20 minutes to catch the views of the mountains. Due to the high altitude threat, a longer time is not recommended. However, we ensure you the time we have recommended is quite enough for you to enjoy the beautiful sight and scenery of rugged mountains and glaciers.


3: I am traveling single, Can I join another group?

Yes, we have formed a sharing group so all solo or couple travelers can Contact Us and join our existing group. Choose a flexible date and let us know. Sharing flight helps to reduce the cost of a helicopter flight to Mount Everest base camp.


4: Does Helicopter have oxygen tanks in case of an emergency?

Yes, it does carry an oxygen cylinder for an emergency situation.


5: How many passengers can you carry?

It depends upon the size and model of the Helicopter. Normally the Helicopter used includes Turbine Robinson R 66 Helicopter USA, H-125,  AS- 350B3, MSN 8477 or AS 350 B series of helicopters manufactured by Euro-Copter popular all over the world and Ecureuil model capable of carrying a maximum of 4-5 passengers at one time. 

 6: Can we land Helicopter flight at Kalapatthar?

Helicopter actually does not land on top of Kalapatthar but on Route Kalapatthar Hilltop with close views of Mt. Everest and massive Khumbu Ice-Falls and glaciers.


7: Can we / I charter a private helicopter tour to the base camp of Mount Everest?

Yes, we provide a charter chopper service to the Mount Everest base camp. Our price for private helicopter cost is very reasonable and fair. We guarantee the best cost and service with our experienced pilots and guides. If you share the helicopter it cost cheaper. However, if you want to charter a Private Helicopter it cost a little bit higher. For the discounted price please Contact Us.


8: Does weather affect the helicopter flight to Mount Everest Base camp?

Weather in Mount Everest is hard to predict; therefore, we call local people and get a live update. During monsoon, it might affect but usually, the early morning flights are calm and unaffected

.9: Do we Land the Helicopter at Everest Base Camp?

The helicopter will fly over Mt. Everest base camp and then make soft landing nearby Everest base camp at the near bottom of high Kalapatthar Hill and above Gorekshep a small settlement. From this views point excellent view of Mt. Everest at close distance with an array of high peaks that surrounds you from this scenic spot, an ideal viewpoint to observe Everest at its best.


10: How are food and Drinks arrangements in the Everest View Hotel?

Food and drinks at Everest View Hotel are of international standard and quality. On top of that, you get the backdrop view of mind-boggling Everest.


11: Is there ATM Service in the Everest View Hotel?

ATM service is not available at Everest View Hotel. The service is only found at Namche Bazaar which is below Everest View Hotel.


12: How many private Helicopter companies are in Nepal?

 At present, there are five different private Helicopter companies that operate for a Joy ride to Everest Base Camp. Namely Air Dynasty, Mountain Air, Simrik Air, Fish Tail Air, and Karnali Air. Our Company Adventure Club Trek has good relationships with all Helicopter companies to operate our Helicopter tour.

13: What model and type of helicopter do you operate?

As per group size and choice of destinations we run and operate the various size of the helicopter. From Puma, Turbine Robinson R 66 Helicopter USA, H-125 or AS-350B3e built by Air-Bus Company, Airbus H125 with MSN 8477 Helicopter for commercial services with AS 350 B series of helicopters manufactured by Euro-Copter, France popular all over the world. Widely used as one of the most effective helicopters suitable for flying around mountain destinations as well for various helicopter missions.

Following are its features:

  • Fail-Safe Design
  • Comfortable Seating Arrangements
  •  5 seats excluding Pilot
  • Suitable for all types of helicopter missions
  • Can fly up to an altitude of 16,000 feet

For more than 10 people to ferry at one time, using powerful Russian made MI- 17. This is a big bird, capable of transporting 22 passengers or four tons of cargo.MI-17's can reach altitudes well in excess of 5,000 m high and have been known to land at Everest Base Camp. Offers excellent services and utility, reliability under extreme conditions as well, these helicopters are required usually in chartering for a bigger group of people or large cargos transfer.


14: What age group do you prefer for a Helicopter ride in high places?

We accept bookings for all age groups; however, for elderly people of over 65 age, one should consult with their doctors before signing a Helicopter tour especially on high destinations like Everest Base Camp.


15: What to expect on Helicopter Tour to Everest base camp?

Scenic and beautiful dramatic landscapes and green valley, rolling hills covered in a lovely forest, farmlands, and villages tucked on hills and valley in the backdrop of the high mountain range. Also, if time permits stopping around some villages to observe the local impressive culture of great interest.

16: Do you take a single person or in the group as per the capacity of a chopper?

It all depends on the booking arrangement. Usually, we take 2 to 5 people at a time. We also operate a Helicopter tour for a single person where the cost comes higher than group sharing.


17: What nationality are pilots in Nepal to fly a helicopter?

Most of them are Nepalese pilots with a very good experience at flying to Everest. There are also a few Western pilots.


18: How many pilots run the helicopter?

Mostly a captain and a co-pilot fly the Helicopter. In some cases, the Helicopter is piloted by only 1 Captain in order to minimize the weight and make a safe landing.


19: Any special permits required for Everest base camp Helicopter Tour?

All necessary permits will be arranged by the company.


21: How high do you land at Everest base camp and around?

Highest 5,364 m / 17, 005 ft at Everest base camp but most of the landing is on at the base of high Kalapatthar Hill at above 5,230 m.


22: When do I book for Everest base camp Helicopter Tour?

A month ahead or before so that we can provide you with more information and as well with the recent update of the situation and number of a passenger involved at the same time as your flight.


23: When do we pay for the booking?

Soon as someone signs up for booking one has to pay  25% of the total tour cost through the bank transfer. The rest of the remaining balance should be paid on arrival in Kathmandu, before Helicopter tour departures.


24: Do you accept Visa Card or similar on full payment?

Yes, we do accept Visa Card and other widely used Credit Cards, where a 3-4 % surcharge will be added on top of the total cost.


25: Do we need to wear boots or normal shoes?

Boots are preferred than normal shoes for comfort and short optional walks around the village or near the base camp where the ground can be rough with stones and rocks.


26: Is it possible to take a helicopter flight from Lukla or Namche to Everest base camp or vice versa?

Yes, we have all the options for these flights on our scheduled flight dates. One should conform to our Company about their flight choice one day before the flight. We pick you up by helicopter after you complete Everest base camp trek - this is also called Everest base camp helicopter trek. Contact Us for this service.


Fixed Departure Dates and Cost

Private Heli charter or in group joining maximum 5 pax – at the 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
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December 07, 2021 December 07, 2021 Available US$ 999
December 08, 2021 December 08, 2021 Available US$ 999
December 09, 2021 December 09, 2021 Available US$ 999
December 10, 2021 December 10, 2021 Available US$ 999
December 11, 2021 December 11, 2021 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 Easy, leisure and moderate with touch of high altitude
  • Trip Style Helicopter Tour
  • Accomodation N/A
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