Everest base camp helicopter tour is a tour to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain by Helicopter flight from Kathmandu in 4 hours. You want to go to Everest base camp but do not have enough time to trek there to Everest base camp. Well, Everest base camp helicopter tours take you to the base camp and fulfil your dream to be there once in a lifetime.

The Everest base camp helicopter tour is one of the best tours that we offer to you to see the world’s tallest Himalayan range including the Massive Mt. Everest 29,377 feet, Lhotse 27,940 feet, Nuptse 25,791 feet, Amadablam 22,349 Feet, Makalu 27,825 feet, Choyou 26,906, cholatse 21,129 feet, Thamserku 21,729 feet and many more from very close. You will see the stunning view of the Himalayas and the glaciers of the Khumbu. The pristine lakes of Gokyo and the largest Noguzumpa glacier, as well as the local settlements of Gokyo, are other attractions that you can explore through the Helicopter tour to Everest base camp.

The Everest base camp helicopter tour ultimate destination is to reach the Kala Patthar where there is a helipad to land the helicopter and you can come out to see the magnificent view of Himalayas. You will have an eye-catching and stunning view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and many mountains as well as the glaciers and icefalls. The aerial view of the trekking routes and the villages along the trail that you fly makes your tour more fun and exciting.

To get such view trekkers spent almost two weeks to reach here while the same things you will get in just 4 hours without any pain and struggle. Yes there is a different joy of hiking in such a beautiful area but due to the time limitations you can’t do that but a helicopter tour to Everest base camp can help you have the same experience as the trekkers gain from the trekking.

The helicopter takes you from Kathmandu then brings you to the Lukla airport, during the flight you will see the stunning view of the Himalayas, forest, villages, beautiful terrain, rivers and so many other things from the helicopter. Once you will land you in Lukla the helicopter refills the fuel before it takes you to the world highest mountain of the earth. Depending on the weather it might land on the Everest View Hotel for breakfast or Pangboche or Syangboche depending on the weather. The final destination is KalaPatthar Helipad where you will go out for the pictures and sightseeing. The Helicopter flight through the Dudh Koshi River valley and it often crosses or flight above the trekking trail that is why you can see each and every village of the Khumbu from above the helicopter. You can see dramatic landscapes, verdant valley-green rolling hills dotted with farm villages of Khumbu. The stunning view of the Everest and co mountains and during the flyback you will also see the Choyou and Makalu as well as the mountain on the east side of Himalayas.

The Everest base camp helicopter tour is comparatively quite expensive but not expensive as trekking, if you do the Everest base camp trek then it might cost you around 1300 $ for 14 Days but the helicopter tour cost you 1020$ if you are single but it would be nice if you are in a group then there is maximum chance of the flight. The helicopter can take 4 people and if you are 4 people then it is very nice otherwise even if you 1 or 2 we can manage the flight for you along with the other group. You don’t need to worry about the number of people for the Everest base camp helicopter tour.

Everest base camp helicopter tour highlights

On the Everest base camp helicopter tours can experience the following things

  • A stunning view of Langtang Himalayan range through the helicopter, the green forest, the green valley, river and the Dudh Koshi river view.
  • Landing on the world’s highest airport Lukla for a few minutes where they stop for fuel.
  • Magnificent view of Dudh Koshi river valley on the way to Everest view hotel, Phakding, Namche villages can be seen from the helicopter.
  • You can see the Sherpa village and monasteries from above plus colourful prayer flags from the helicopter. On the top of the hill, you can see the colourful prayer flags and chorten which is built for the late souls.
  • Diversified and vivid landscape of the Khumbu, below of you you can see the green forest above pangboche the forest becomes very small bushes.
  • The most beautiful mountains are amadablam which seems very spectacular from the helicopter flight. This is not the high mountains but known as the most attractive mountain of the Nepa and also known as the mountains of the mountain.
  • Incredible view of Mt. Everest 29,377 feet from the Kala Patthar. Lhotse 27,940 feet, Nuptse 25,791 feet, Amadablam 22,349 Feet, Makalu 27,825 feet, Choyou 26,906, cholatse 21,129 feet, Thamserku 21,729 feet and many other peaks around the Khumbu Himalayan ranges is also visible from very near.
  • The view of Nepal’s largest glaciers which extends from Everest to Gokyo. And this is the main source of the Nepal Largest river Koshi.
  • The sweet breakfast with the view of the Himalayas in the Everest view hotels and many other things you can gain on the Everest base camp helicopter tour.

Helicopter tour to Everest base camp

The helicopter tour to Everest base camp might be from anywhere through the route to Everest base camp or even from Kathmandu too. Depending on the client’s requirements we offer the Helicopter tour to Everest base camp from anywhere. Most of the people they fly from Kathmandu to Everest base camp but some people if they are doing the trek and if in case they are unable to make it to the Everest base camp then there is an option for them to go Everest base camp from the place they are. We can offer you the tour from anywhere of the trekking routes or from Kathmandu.

Everest base camp helicopter tour note

There are certain which can make your helicopter tour to Everest base camp experience can be delayed or cancelled too. The flight totally depends upon the weather, if the weather is good then you will have a marvellous flight to Everest base camp. If the weather is not good then the pilot decides as per the information he gets from the Air Traffic control. There are also other things that the flight might be delayed, it is the air traffic of the Kathmandu airport and Lukla airport too. If your flight is cancelled then you get the refund fully or you can even fly to Next day as well.

Everest base camp helicopter tour cost

Everest base camp helicopter tour cost is quite expensive but as compared to trekking to Everest base camp for 14 Days it is cheaper. The trek cost you 1250$ to more. Where Everest base camp helicopter tour cost is 999$ for per person. If you are single then the price is also similar but you are flying with other tourists. You will manage to get the Everest Kala Patthar anyhow. For the confirmation, you can contact us through the WhatsApp +9779849697919 or email us nepaltrekhub@gmail.com / info@nepaltrekhub.com

Everest base camp helicopter tour Itinerary

Everest base camp helicopter tour is a one day tour which lasts for 4-5 hours from Kathmandu hotel to Kathmandu by reaching the kalaPathar. See the Everest base camp helicopter tour itinerary here.

  • 06:00 AM: Drive to Kathmandu International airport to the domestic side.
  • 06:15 AM: You will Check-in at Helicopter counter (please bring passport your copy with you)
  • 06:30 AM: Fly to Lukla by Helicopter
  • 07:30 AM: Refill the fuel in Lukla
  • 07:50 AM: Fly to Kalaphatar through the Dudh Koshi river valley, crossing the several villages and sherpa settlement on the way. You can see the Sherpa settlements. Landing in Kalapathar you can see the numerous peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Chyou, Makalu and many other peaks. Photography and videography you can do here.
  • 08:55 AM: Flight back to Syangboche hill view-point where there is Mt. Everest View Hotel, you can have breakfast here.
  • 09:35 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu after fueling in Lukla
  • 11:50 AM: Land at Kathmandu domestic airport, then drive back to the hotel.

Everest base camp helicopter tour cost includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop service
  • Helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp

Cost excludes

  • Any meal in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.(tea, coffe, water, beer, alcohol, wine)
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Everest base camp helicopter tour faq

Below we have given some frequently asked questions of Everest base camp helicopter tour, This faq might be helpful to answer your some question, If you still have question regarding Everest base camp helicopter tour, let’s us know by email

How high does the helicopter fly?

Everest base camp helicopter fligh to the Kalaphatar which is elevated at the 18,514 feet/ 5600 Meter.

How long does the helicopter wait in the Kalaphattar?

Minimum 5 Minutes to more, depending on the weather conditions the pilot will decide how long you will spent there, but you will have a plenty of the time for making photographs

What kind of clothes do i wear for Eerest base camp helicopter tour?

You need to wear the down jackets or warm jackets then the warm trousers, woolen hat, neck cover, gloves and shoes with warm socks is very necessary.

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Tour Facts
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Duration:4-5 Hrs
  • Trip Style:Heli tour
  • RegionEverest Region
  • Altitude18,192 FT
  • Group-Size1-18 Person
  • Transportation:Heli Copter
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