Since 1998

Everest Base Camp Heli Tour

1 Day

Main Highlights:

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is an amazing adventure, providing travelers with a unique and time-efficient way to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Khumbu region and the majestic Himalayas. The convenience of exploring Everest in just one day is likely to appeal to many travel enthusiasts.

The inclusion of a comfortable forward-facing seat in the helicopter is a thoughtful touch, ensuring passengers can fully enjoy the unparalleled views of the world's tallest peaks. The itinerary, starting in Kathmandu and including a stop at Lukla for refueling, adds to the excitement of the journey.

At a Glance

Destination

Nepal

Accomodation

Hotels and Local lodge

Trip Difficulty

Difficult

Max Altitude

5,545 m

Max People

14

Duratiton

1 Day

Activities

Tour and Trek

Meals

Breakfast and Lunch

Vehicle

Private Car

Kathmandu – Lukla

Everest Base Camp Heli Tour Highlights

  • Short, relaxing, and less time-consuming helicopter tour
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Explore the snow-melted river, valley, village, Khumbu glacier, and Sagarmatha Conservation Area.
  • Group joining and private helicopter tours are available
  • Fly with the renowned world-class high-altitude pilot
  • Flight by a reliable world-class helicopter (Airbus)
  • Luxury Helicopter tour to the world's highest mountain Mt. Everest Base Camp
  • Experience paradise on earth.
  • Enjoy your breakfast at the Everest View Hotel, the only hotel at the highest altitude with stunning views.
  • Know the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa People.
  • Experiencing the view from Kalapatthar, the highest viewpoint in the world standing at 5,545 m above sea level.
  • Panoramic and aerial views of snowy giants including Mt. Everest, Mt. Kangtega, Mt. Kusum, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kangaru, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Mera Peak, Mt. Island Peak, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Tawache, and others.
  • Emily

    I recently had the pleasure of experiencing an unforgettable vacation, thanks to the exceptional services provided by seven peaks. From the moment I started planning my trip to the very last day of my journey

    Michael

    During the trip itself, every aspect was carefully curated to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.

    john

    My journey with them was truly a dream come true, and I look forward to entrusting them with my future travel adventures.

    Cost Includes:

    • Chartered Helicopter
    • government taxes
    • Sightseeing as per itinerary
    • Passenger insurance

    Cost Excludes:

    • National Park entry permit (NRS. 3,000 per person)
    • Pasang lhamu Local government tax (NRS. 2,000 per person)
    • Airport tax (NRS. 500 per person)
    • Breakfast USD. 31 per person (optional)
    • Personal Equipment
    • Tips

    Everest base camp helicopter tour time schedule.

    • Kathmandu to Lukla – 45 min flight
    • Lukla landing and fueling time: 15-20 min
    • Lukla to Everest base camp (Kala Patthar): 30 min
    • Landing at Kalapatther viewpoint: 5min-10 min
    • Kalapatther to Everest View Hotel: 15 min flight
    • Landing At Everest View hotel for breakfast: 30 mins – 1 hour
    • Everest View Hotel (Syngboche) to Lukla: 15 min
    • Fueling Time to Lukla: 10-15 min
    • Lukla To Kathmandu: 45 min flight
    • Total time to Everest base camp helicopter tour: 4-5 hours.

    Outline Itinerary:

    1. Kathmandu to Lukla (Fueling) Flight Time: 45 Minutes Ground Time: 7-10 Minutes
    2. Lukla to Everest Base Camp (Kalapatthar) Flight Time: 25 Minutes Ground Time: 7-10 Minutes
    3. Everest Base Camp (Kalapatthar) to Syangboche Flight Time: 15 Minutes Ground Time: 30 Minutes
    4. Syangboche to Lukla to Kathmandu Flight Time: 1hrs 10 Minutes

    Detail Itinerary:

    We pick you up from your hotel to the Kathmandu Airport Helipad. This transfer ensures you're on track for your aerial adventure. Kathmandu serves as the perfect starting point for your Himalayan journey. We start our Everest Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu with a scenic flight overlooking the mesmerizing landscapes, historical landmarks, picturesque valleys, and alpine forests. Our first stop will be the world-famous, Lukla Airport (Tenzing-Hillary Airport).

    It's time for the pivotal check-in at the Helicopter counter. This process ensures all formalities are in place for your aerial journey. Make sure to carry your passport and tickets. After checking in, an airport officer will check your documents and ticket, and you will be ready to fly to Lukla. As you complete this step, the excitement escalates, bringing you one step closer to the breathtaking landscapes of Everest.

    Once you complete your airport formalities, you will proceed to fly Lukla. Lukla, often termed the 'Gateway to Everest', is not just another airport; it's a runway perched amid the Himalayan giants. We start our Everest Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu with a scenic flight overlooking the mesmerizing landscapes, historical landmarks, picturesque valleys, and alpine forests. Our first stop will be the world-famous, Lukla Airport (Tenzing-Hillary Airport), where we will stop for refueling purposes 10-20 mins.

    As your journey towards the iconic Everest Base Camp, the landscape transforms. Beneath you, the glistening ribbon of the Dudh-Kosi River weaves its way through the valleys, its milky waters a testament to the glacial origins of this Himalayan River. The sight of terraced fields, ancient monasteries (Tengboche Monastery), and remote Sherpa villages adds depth to the journey. Passengers are assured of a breathtaking and secure flight, one that brings them face-to-face with the grandeur of Everest and its surrounding wonders.

    As the helicopter gracefully arcs over the iconic Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, passengers are thrust into an awe-inspiring world. An impressive altitude of more than 17,000 feet. The Base Camp, with its colorful cluster of tents, stands as a symbol of human spirit and determination. Nearby, the prominence of Kala Patthar offers unparalleled vistas of the Everest massif. Fifteen minutes on the ground may not sound like a lot, but it's far enough to find out splendid views of the scenic mountain beauty.

    Syangboche is well-known for Everest View hotel, famous for getting Mt. Everest’s view from every corner. It is an ideal place to get the mesmerizing scene of snow-capped peaks in luxury. You will have a hearty filling breakfast at Everest view hotel with splendid Everest view. As the helicopter lands, passengers are treated to breathtaking vistas of the Everest massif, with the peaks casting their imposing shadows over the landscape. The world's highest situated hotel, Everest View Hotel. The flight offers marvelous views of Khumbu Glacier, Gorak Shep, monasteries, Chortens, and snow-clad peaks of the Everest region.

    fly back to the Lukla with the astonishing views of the Himalayas after having an excellent breakfast in the world's highest situated hotel, Everest View Hotel. There is nothing more exciting than a clear bird's eye view of the Himalayas up close. This pitstop offers passengers another fleeting glimpse of this gateway to Everest, a town that buzzes with trekkers and mountaineers. Once again, the flight will land at Lukla for 15 minutes for refueling and fly back to Kathmandu.

    The return to Kathmandu signifies not just the end of a journey, but the beginning of countless stories, memories, and reflections, all centered around a morning spent in the embrace of the world's highest peaks. Finally, before heading back to Kathmandu, you will see the full range of the Everest region landscapes' diversity as you look down on the Namche Bazaar, Lukla, and Phakding. After this exhilarating flight, you will be taken back to your hotel in comfortable, private transport.

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    Trip Detail:

    The highlight of the tour, landing at Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar, where travelers can have a face-to-face view of Mt. Everest and other prominent peaks, must be an unforgettable experience. The opportunity to capture this moment and then enjoy a hot Himalayan breakfast at Everest View Hotel, surrounded by the stunning Himalayan panorama, adds a touch of luxury to the adventure.

    The fact that there are other heli tours available to different popular trekking regions, such as Annapurna Base Camp, Gosainkunda, and Manaslu, provides travelers with a variety of options to explore Nepal’s diverse landscapes from the sky.

    The closing invitation to “take off with us” and fulfill the dream of flying like a bird is a compelling call to action for anyone with a desire for a unique and exhilarating travel experience. Overall, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour seems like an enticing and well-organized adventure for those seeking a quick yet immersive encounter with the Himalayas.

    Throughout the journey, you’ll be accompanied by expert pilots who will share their knowledge of the region’s geography and history, making this tour not only a visual feast but also an educational and awe-inspiring experience. Whether you’re a seasoned trekker or a first-time visitor to the Himalayas, the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour promises an unforgettable and unparalleled adventure into the heart of this iconic mountain range.

    What is the passenger's weight limit for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

    The weight limit for passengers on the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour typically ranges from 250 to 300 pounds, depending on the helicopter and tour operator. It's crucial to adhere to these limits for safety reasons.

    How high can we fly the helicopter around Everest during the tour?

    The maximum altitude for helicopter flights around Everest is subject to aviation regulations and safety considerations. Generally, helicopters can fly at altitudes of up to approximately 23,000 feet in the Everest region, providing breathtaking views of the majestic peaks.

    Is it possible to take a Helicopter to the top of Everest during the tour?

    No, it is not possible to land a helicopter on the summit of Mount Everest due to various challenges, including extreme weather conditions and the altitude. However, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour offers a chance to admire the stunning scenery from close proximity and land at the Everest Base Camp itself.

    How do I book an Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with the company?

    Booking an Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is a straightforward process. You can contact the tour company directly through their website or customer service. Provide them with your preferred date, the number of participants, and any other specific requirements. They will guide you through the booking process, including payment options and necessary details.

    Can a solo traveler join a group for the Everest Helicopter Tour?

    Yes, many tour operators allow solo travelers to join group tours for the Everest Helicopter experience. It's an excellent way to share the adventure with fellow enthusiasts and can also be more cost-effective than booking a private tour. Check with the tour company for availability and any specific arrangements for solo travelers.