Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Trip Facts - 1 day Tour
  • Tour Cost: USD 999
  • Call now for flight to Everest base camp helicopter tour : Nepal Mobile (+977) 98512 14548 (also on WhatsApp / Viber)
  • EBC Flight Grade : easy, leisure and moderate with touch of high altitude
  • Activities : one day tour from Kathamdnu to Mt. Everest base camp, scenic and exciting Heli flight with short walking.
  • Areas of Everest base camp helicopter tour : over Mount Everest base camp, Khumbu glacier of Nepal's North East Himalaya region.
  • People & Culture : majority Sherpa people with Buddhist religion & culture
  • Everest base camp helicopter tour duration : from 3.5-4 hours (Kathmandu - Everest base camp - Kathmandu)
  • Highest Altitude gain on stops : 5,464 m at Everest Base Camp / Kalapather and 5,180 at Gorakshep.
  • Best Season for flight : best during March to May and September to early December. Can take a flight throughout the year.

Trip Overview

Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing, a helicopter tour from Kathmandu allows you to visit Mount Everest in a day to land at Mount Everest base camp within Kalapatther located above 5400 meter.

Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with Landing;  stopping on the midway of Kala patthar view point hill which is above base camp at 5450 meter high. Group sharing cost or taking a private charter at the best guaranteed price. Solo traveler, couple or family can join on this Everest helicopter adventure.

‘Scenic and sweeping flight in the heart of Mount Everest with impressive views’.

One day Mt. Everest base camp helicopter tour highlights from Kathmandu, Nepal.

1. Sweeping scenic Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Mt. Everest base camp with views of Himalayan peaks.
2. Visiting Highlanders the Sherpa of Everest with impressive Buddhist culture and colorful custom.
3. Flying high and stopping in Sherpa villages with interesting old monasteries of ancient heritage.
4. An aerial views of green alpine forest of rhododendron, pine trees to arctic zone of ice and glaciers.
5. Exceptional views in the comfort of chopper with closer view of Everest and adjoining giant peaks.
6. Dramatic flight at the foot of world’s highest Mt. Everest base camp close to Khumbu Ice falls.
7. Helicopter stops near Kalapatthar facing close view of Everest with time for photos & videos.
8. Helicopter stops at Everest view hotel for hearty Breakfast (optional).

Everest base camp helicopter tour cost with landing at kalapather helipad, an alternative and smooth way to be on the foot of towering world highest Mt. Everest. Overlooking views of great block of ice and glaciers with notorious Khumbu Ice Falls at mere distance in between giant peaks.

This is the best way for travelers with dreams to reach Mt. Everest at its closest choosing helicopter Flight options to land at Everest Base Camp within short time duration. A great experience of few hours flying from Kathmandu to EBC.

Although an expensive and luxury trip but worth the adventure with fantastic views that holds you with magnificent memories  for a long time, after experiencing every minutes of wonderful moments on this Everest base camp helicopter tour, enjoying fantastic views of Himalayan mountain range from start to an end during our breathtaking helicopter Flight to Everest Camp.

Our helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp can accommodate 2pax, 3 pax, 4 pax and up-to 6 people with full window seats allowing you to enjoy marvelous views and scenery, from the beginning to the finishing on landing at Kathmandu airport.

On this air journey enjoy glorious views of dramatic landscapes, verdant valley-green rolling hills dotted with farm villages within the backdrop of tall Himalayan Mountains.

Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour, leads you above Kathmandu valley as it swirls around to land at Lukla airstrip for short moment, where you can observe first glimpse of Sherpa culture and traditional way of life intact with Buddhism religion.

Our expert pilot getting ready after refreshment in Lukla, then heading high towards Everest Base Camp above Sherpa traditional farm villages with famous Namche Bazaar with possible stops to observe the surrounding views and then flying high towards Khumbu valley to land at Everest Base Camp at the height of above 5,404 m.

Here catch views of Nuptse-Lhotse-Lola peaks with Mt. Pumori, Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers, after a grand and mesmerizing moment head back to Kathmandu with brief (optional) stop at Thyangboche to visit its interesting monastery.

*6 pax is maximum(500kg weight) for  Mount Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour – based on body weight.* if we have 4-6 pax we have to run 2 shuttles flights from Pheriche or Everest view hotel by spliting body weight 250kg in average.

Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing is most exciting and thrilling lifetime flight experience in Nepal with front face of Mount Everest and other Himalayas from Kalapatthar top with best cost guaranteed gives you unique chance to enjoy it.

Our review on Trip Advisor about Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing .

Other Related tours

1- Everest base camp trekking and return by helicopter

2- Annapurna Base camp Helicopter tour

3- Everest Base camp short trekking


Happy new year 2019 special cost for Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing.

Spring offer of Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing for couples – book today.

One day activities of Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour Itinerary.

Private charter flight or joining group to minimize the Everest base camp helicopter tour cost.

EBC Heli Tour summary :-

Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing is a lifetime experience in Nepal with closest view of Mt Everest top and other mountains from Kalapatthar.

Kathmandu to Lukla airport 50 minutes ride and fueling  ground time of 20 minutes.

Lukla to Mt. Everest base camp Kalapatthar flight ride time 35 minutes and landing time of 5-10 minutes (if no wind and weather permitted- if not possible to land just do fly over in Everest Base camp, 99% chance to land).

Kalapathar to Mt. Everest view hotel 10 minutes ride and landing time 55 minutes for Breakfast or Lunch (weather permitting, 99% chance to land).

Hotel Everest view to Lukla to Kathmandu 65 minutes ride.

Total EBC flight duration of 4-5.00 hours.

Starting early (6:00 AM) from the hotel transfer to Kathmandu domestic air terminal for superb panoramic flight, comfortable seats with space for leg rooms, large glass window where you can marvel impressive scenery.

After getting in the chopper, where captain might have co-pilot sometimes depending upon the size of a group, having only one pilot where you can have the honor seating next to the captain facing commanding views in-front.

After a seating arrangement flying over Kathmandu valley catching views of Ganesh – Manaslu – Langtang and Jugal Himal range of peaks with Gaurishanker and Melung Tse peaks.

As the flight swirls above rolling green hills past Dolkha village around Jiri village heading past Lamjura-la pass of 3,560 m high covered in thick alpine forest of rhododendron-magnolia-pines and oaks trees, our air journey continues for about 45 minutes from the take off.

Flying high with awesome views of Himalayan chain of mountains includes Mt. Everest and then landing at Lukla unique airstrip known as Tenzing & Hillary airport tribute to legendary mountaineers who first conquered Mt. Everest in May 29th 1953.

At Lukla where chopper lands for refueling as well for refreshment in excellent lodge with fine restaurants and bakeries, here with time to observe local Sherpa traditional life interwoven with Buddhist culture.
Lukla at an altitude of 2,820 m. high, a door to various Everest trekking-mountaineering and other adventure walks, from Lukla after half hour stops then flying high into Dudh Kosi River gorge in between Kwangde and Kusumkanguru with Tharmarserku peaks, as the chopper whirls high above Namche Bazaar.

Flying over with view of famous colorful Namche Bazaar where busy Saturday Market takes place every week, Namche the hub and main Sherpa capital of Khumbu region within Everest.
Flight continues higher facing awesome panorama of snow peaks with Mt. Everest and majestic Amadablam and then landing (only special flights with extra cost) at scenic Thyangboche near its famous old Buddhist monastery.

A charming spot surrounded by snow capped peaks with close views of Amadablam- Everest and other peaks, located within green forest.

Time permitting visit the famous monastery where you can observe monks and priest in prayer halls, where climbers and mountaineers receives blessing from high priest for safe and successful climb on Everest and other high peaks.

From Thyangboche flight continue towards Mt. Everest Base Camp above beautiful Khumbu valley surrounded with world highest peaks and then landing at Kalapathar near Gorakshep at above 5,180 m high, this place once an original base camp, located beneath lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapatthar rocky view point hill.

After a brief stop fly towards Everest Base Camp above moraine and ice to reach at base camp, here enjoy the view of tumbling and notorious Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers.

After a marvelous and exciting time with adventure of a lifetime experience retrace the air journey back to Kathmandu with glorious memorable time on Helicopter flight to mt. Everest Base Camp.

Lukla to Base camp

Alternative options of Everest base camp Helicopter tour with landing.

we have few other choices for those who want to experience Everest region in different way. We pick up you from Lukla airport on the way and continue to Everest base camp and land at kalapather, then have breakfast at hotel Everest view and back to Lukla and Kathmandu.

If you are trekking in Namche or Tengboche ot Pheriche or Lobuche or Gorakshep or Everest base camp, we pick you up from any places where there is Helipad, then drop you in Lukla or fly you all the way to Kathmandu.

Many trekkers wish to take a chopper ride in group sharing cost so we provide that service . Feel free to ask for any options and call us at +977 9851214548.

Flight Cost

Everest base camp helicopter tour cost USD 999 per person with fuel charges if 6 pax flying

Best and reasonable affordable price, book now, call Nepal mobile  (+977) 985 121 4548 (24 hrs  on Whats App) or direct call on USA mobile 24hrs (+1 225 330 5420 ) .

Everest helicopter tour in group joining discount – best budget package cost USD 999 per person with fuel charges (if 6 pax flying together). If less pax needs to adjust the more cost.

Charter / Private flight available every day please contact us now .

Flight Cost Includes following services:
01: All arrival and departure transportation Hotel /airport / hotel .
02: On Helicopter Day Flight includes sharing seating arrangements for up to 6 pax.
03: Applicable Permit arrangement service only (Fees extra and pay locally in mountain).
04: Service of escort his / her daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
05: Comprehensive medical kits and re-confirmation of international air tickets.
06: Helicopter fare as per flight duration on day ride.

Our Everest helicopter tour package Cost do not include following services:
01: Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel and medical insurance.
02: Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu and Everest, gratitude (tips), hard / soft drinks throughout the day trip.
03: Price of personal Gear Down jackets and others.

Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing! Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour cost  is guaranteed for lifetime experience in Nepal with best view of Mt Everest and other peaks from Kalapatthar. cost USD 999 per person with surcharges(if 6 pax flying together), the best affordable  offer, on top clients need to pay extra Mount Everest National park fees USD 30 each, and Kathmandu Airport tax cost USD 2 each. Everest Breakfast cost USD 20 to $ 27 – depend on choices of foods and drinks.

Weight restrictions

Weight must be average 60-80 kg including camera, jacket and small day packs, for 3 pax flying in one flight must be under 250kg, up to 6 pax flying together weight must be under 500 kg. Every extra shuttle at extra cost.

Base camp weather

Weather & Climate at mount Everest Base Camp:
The weather depending upon the season around Everest or other higher Himalayan belts, where Everest Base Camp can be visited all time of the year, however monsoon months of July to mid September will be wet but much greener with heavy moisture.
The best time will be from September to May, from march to June when wild flowers are in full bloom around 2,000 m to 3,000 m high and then tree lines and vegetation declines for rough arctic terrain, the temperature will be 15 to 20 degree Celsius during the day with sunlight, morning and evening can be much cooler with minimum of -0 to 05 degree Celsius not counting the wind chill factors.
As the flight takes you to land at above 4,000 m temperature drops in the shade as well in the morning and evening time, day will be clear with strong sunlight and UV (due to drop in oxygen and air pressure on high elevation) , where you need strong sun screen to avoid sun burn in direct sunlight.
Mid September to December will be the clearest weather but with short days minimum of -05 to -10 degree Celsius in the morning and night time with maximum of 15-20 degree during the day in full sunlight, also depends upon the altitude and areas of visit.
December to March will be the coldest months with chances of snows with minimum of -10 to -15 degree Celsius with maximum 15-18 degree Celsius without wind chill factor, however most of the day time will be clear with fine blue sky.

Clothing for EBC

WATERPROOFS: Down Jacket (windproof) and trousers (be ready for freezing point)
SCARF : Silk/Nylon, useful for keeping the sun and dust

SUNGLASSES GOGGLES: Essential to get a pair which cuts out 100% UV rays
SUN SCREEN CREAM : High protection factor [20 or higher] or high
altitude glacier cream due to thin air the U/V is
stronger in the sun.
LIP SLAVE/ LABISAN: Protection for the lips with a sunscreen
WATER BOTTLE: half liter
CAMERA GEAR: batteries, memory card. (please do not bring tripod)

Sneakers shoes is fine with warm shocks

Sharing Dates

Private Heli charter or in group joining maximum 6 pax – at low cost option on sharing 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 private flight,  Nepal Mobile (+977) 98512 14548 (24 hrs)- Whats-App / Viber activated too.

Daily private CHARTER flights are available.

Group sharing rides are available in certain days.

Charter Flights are available Everyday  to Mount Everest base camp from Kathmandu.

Guaranteed shared Flights – Call us now in Nepal Mobile for Private charter / sharing flights (+977) 985 121 4548 (24 hrs  on Whats App/Viber) – contact us

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We have daily Helicopter flights to EBC for  private trip  – to book or for price on Everest base camp helicopter flight tour please e-mail us at – Contact

Helicopter FAQ


01: How high does the Everest base camp ( EBC ) helicopter trip fly ?
Starting from 2,000 meters towards 4,000 m to 5,500 m high or above in some areas (18000 feet).

02: Does it land at the mount Everest Base Camp or Summit?
Yes, it does land at Everest base camp (not at the summit of mount Everest), Kalapather view point, after acquiring special permission; it also depends upon the weather and as well perfect landing areas, which sometimes can be hard to land when wind, avalanches and rock falls might obstruct the landing spot.

But we will try our best to fulfill your promise and dreams from our side.

03: How many hours can helicopter stay at Everest base camp / Kalapather?
Depending upon the weather pattern and busyness and activeness at base camp, during peak and high season for mountaineering expeditions, the areas will be full of camping with different expeditions to Mt. Everest climb.

However, it does allow landing for sometimes just to click you camera and catch the views of the surrounding superb areas of Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers.

04:  Do we have enough time at Everest base camp?
Only for short while just to be there and to catch the views of minimum 10 to 20 mins which is quite enough time for you to enjoy the beautiful sight and scenery of rugged mountains and glaciers. Due to high altitude threat longer time is not recommended.

05: Who leads the trip and are they well trained and experienced?
No doubt about it, all our guides and pilots are expert and professional in this line of job with more than decades of experience leading world-wide customers showing the wonders of Himalaya with full knowledge in flora-fauna, local culture and history with traditional life of the villagers including Eco-tourism and responsible tourism caring, preserving and respecting local culture and saving the pristine environment from destruction.

All our pilots and field staff well trained with medical knowledge and can help you when emergency situation arises with proper care and assurance and will treat you with medical know how, if its serious they are well equipped to call for helicopter services for emergency evacuation.

06: How are the meals in Tea-house and Lodge on Everest region?
The meals that we serve on route lodge will be hygienic as our cook and kitchen are well versed in hygiene and eco tourism in lodges we have cooks to supervise and to maintain the food quality as well.
If time is a problem on Helicopter flight to stop in local lodge, we do carry packed lunch also to save time during helicopter Flight to Everest Base Camp.

07: How are the arrangements for safe drinking water on this trip?
On every trips whether on trek or in Helicopter flight, we serve you with boiled and cooled drinking water which is safe, where purify tablets and process does not work 100 % in Himalayan hard water, due to high mineral contains like manganese-bi-carbonate and iron.

People can buy bottled water (but it is expense and as well not good for Eco-tourism wise as it creates rubbish with the plastic bottles).

08: Do you offer Money Worth and Best Value Trips without Any Hidden / Extra Cost?
Every company has its own policy dealing with wide-world customers regarding price cost of the trip, with more people in the group is much better for the company and as well for interested members as the trip cost will be much better depending upon the size of the group.

3-4 persons is much better for each individual and to the company to lower the price of the helicopter Flight and expenses occurred during the day on refreshment and lunch.

Yes we do offer you with money worth of best services in all our holiday programs with no hidden cost.

09: How do I book Mount Everest helicopter tour with your company?
At first sending the advance trip payment to our company in our Bank account provided where you must fill forms with detail of your passport with expire dates, most important the trip of your choice and then sending a transfer minimum of 50 % advance trip payment, which is non-refundable to secure your booking well in advance.

On receiving your details of following document like passport with scanned or photo-copy, along with booking forms, then we will send you full confirmation letter with deposit as well a receipt of advance trip payment.

You can contact us for direct transfer to deposit in our bank account and as well with Credit Card payment, we do accept Visa / Master Card or any other safe and widely used Credit Card with extra 04 % surcharge as levy charge. We also accept PayPal and online payment as well.

10: I am a solo traveler, can I join a group for mount Everest helicopter tour ? Or helicopter day tour of Everest (stopping at the base camp) ?

Yes, we have formed a group, so all solo traveler can join. Please e-mail us with your preferred flight date. It helps to share cost of Everest base camp helicopter tour.

11: Can you take a helicopter to Everest base camp ? or helicopter day trip to Everest from Kathmandu ?

Yes, we  can fly Helicopter and land at the Mount Everest base camp when needed.

12: Can I/we Fly to Everest base camp by helicopter in the morning and take our international flight after 1 PM?

Yes, we will be back to Kathmandu by noon so After 2PM flights works perfect.  EBC heli flight finishes by noon.

13: How far is the Kathmandu International and Domestic Airport ?

Only 7 minutes walking distance or 2 minutes drive.

14: How much does it cost to Fly to the Mount Everest base camp by helicopter by Helicopter ?

15: Can we picked up from Everest Base camp to Lukla by helicopter ?

Yes, we pick you from EBC – Everest Base camp or Gorakshep Kalapather or Lobiche or any other places like gokyo lake area and drop to Lukla as you wish or even all the way to Kathmandu.

16: Do you arrange rescue service by co-coordinating with our insurance company.

Yes, we can communicate to your Insurance company and arrange rescue / air ambulance service / helicopter charter form Everest base camp region.

17. Do you carry oxygen tanks in case of emergency ?

Yes, we always have oxygen cylinder for an emergency.

18. Is there any helicopter ride to Everest base camp and summit, of land on the ground of the peak ?

Our Everest base camp Helicopter ride is landing at  highest point of  EBC called  Kalapather, we fly over at the Khumbu ice falls the biggest glacier in the region. There is no helicopter going to the top of Everest for commercial reason. For rescue purpose we can fly most part of Mount Everest.

19. Can we / I charter a private helicopter tour to 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 the best cost and service with our experienced pilots and guides.

If you share the helicopter it cost cheaper based on 5-6 pax sharing persons, if you want to charter a private Helicopter it cost little bit higher . For discounted price please contact us.

20. Does weather affect the helicopter flight to Mount Everest Base camp ?

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

21. Can anyone trek to Everest base camp and return by Helicopter either from Kalapathar or base camp or Gorekshep or Lobuche or Pheriche.

22. is it possible to take helicopter flight from Lukla or Namche to Everest base camp or vice versa ?

Yes, we have all the options of this flights on our scheduled flight dates and Need to confirm 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. Call us in this number for this service +977 98512 14548.

23. what happens if there is bad wind ?

If bad wind- safety first so can’t land at Kalapather Everest base camp if the wind is worse. Thank you for your understanding and c0-operation.

Everest Heli flight tour Notes

The Flying hours and brief stopover totally depends upon the weather and pilots decision, whether it’s perfect for stops and landing at villages or at Everest base camp, as the Himalayan weather can be unpredictable sometimes during late afternoon times.

We will try our best to cover important highlights stops on this Helicopter trip as much as possible providing you with extra time to witness local culture visit of monasteries, as mentioned above with full 4 to 5 hours of enchanting and enjoyable time in our Helicopter Flight to Everest Base Camp.

Helicopter model

Helicopters in commercial operation and activities:
In Nepal, we have two  different types of helicopters presently operating in private sector:
AS350b3e/ series of helicopters which are manufactured by Euro copter, France and are very popular all over the world. It is regarded as one of the most versatile helicopters and is suitable for mountain flying and all types of helicopter missions.

Following are its features:

Fail Safe Design – Comfortable Seating Arrangements – 5 seats excluding Pilot – Suitable for all types of helicopter missions, and can fly up to an altitude of 23,000 feet or above 7,000 m.

Other helicopter is famous Made is Russian  MI seventeen. It has huge body, can carry 21 people or 309 tons of cargo. MI-17’s can fly in high altitudes well in excess of 5200 meters, &  have been famous to land at Everest Base Camp -EBC.

Largest Helicopter offers excellent utility and reliability service under perfect conditions which are usually chartered for bigger groups or large cargo.

Everest Helicopter Flight safety Notes

  •  Wear seat-belt during flight
  • Never leave the assigned seats during board. Some time pilot need to re-position the helicopter even after touching down the helipad.
  • Do not throw any objects from the helicopter during the flight.
  • Never smoke unless the Captain indicates that it is safer to do.
  • Do not change or stand from your allocated seat.

Let the pilot see you ! Always enter and exit the helicopter from the side or front. Thank you for your co-operation.

Tour route

Life time experience flight to the top of the world mount Everest base camp is shortest and exiting Helicopter trip for best cost.

Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour, one day trip from Kathmandu allows to visit Mt. Everest in 3 to 4 hours. Lands at Mt. Everest base camp, Kalapather.

Everest base camp Helicopter tour starts from Kathmandu, flies to Bhaktapur, continues Nagarkot and lands at Lukla, fly over Namche bazzar & mount Everest view hotel then to Tengboche and fly over the everest base camp and khumbu glaciers & lands at mount Everest base camp (EBC) Kalapather then stops at ground of  Everest view hotel for breakfast.

Kathmandu Bound (return leg)- Everest base camp / Kalapather – Lobuche- Tengboche – Everest view hotel breakfast stop- Namche – Lukla airport  – Kathmandu airport. Total EBC heli ride is 4 hours trip.

Related tours

1- Everest base camp trekking and return by helicopter

2- Annapurna Base camp Helicopter tour

3- Everest Base camp short trekking

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