Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is designed for those who want to see the worlds highest mountain Mount Everest and other high mountains of the region but are unable to trek due to lack of time or health issues.
The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour starts from Kathmandu Airport, flying east from Kathmandu towards the beautiful Sherpa village and the gateway to Everest, Lukla. After fueling in Lukla, the flight starts flying towards Everest Base Camp / Kalapathar. The flight goes over the Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep and Khumbu glacier to reach the Base camp of Mount Everest.
This ultimate helicopter ride gives you some of the best mountain views and sceneries. You will be given maximum of 5 minutes of landing time at base camp due to the altitude threat. And on the way back, you will be given 20 minutes at Syangboche (Hotel Everest view) to take tea/coffee or Breakfast. Syangboche has excellent views of Mt. Everest and its range. Further, you will fly back to Lukla for fueling and then to Kathmandu.
- Helicopter Flight to Everest Base Camp, the dream destination of adventure lovers
- Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is best for those who are in short visit or the ones who cannot trek.
- Scenic helicopter flight over the worlds tallest mountain.
- Round flight of the Everest Base Camp at 5,320 meters
- Enjoy your meal at the Highest Placed Hotel in the Earth at 13,000 feet, Everest View Hotel at Shyangboche.
- Land at Kalapathar (5,545 meters) to have a close view of Mount Everest
- Highest Altitude we reach in this trip is 5,545 meters (18,193 feet ) at Kala Patthar
- Maximum number of passengers are 4 and maximum weight is 250kg
Trip Cost Includes:
- Chartered Helicopter
- Hotel/Airport Pick up and drop off for Helicopter Tour
- Sightseeing as per Tour Program
- Airport Tax for Helicopter Tour
- All government Tax
- Passenger Insurance
- Company service charge
Trip Cost Excludes:
- Sagarmatha National Park Permit (30 Usd)
- Any meals or accommodation
Helicopter Tour Program
1. Kathmandu - Lukla (fueling)
Flight Time: 45 Minutes
Ground Time: 5 Minutes
2. Lukla - Everest Base Camp - Kalapatthar
Flight Time: 25 Minutes
Ground Time: 7-10 Minutes
3. Kalapatthar – Syangboche
Flight Time: 15 Minutes
Ground Time: 30 Minutes
4. Syangboche - Lukla – Kathmandu
Flight Time: 1 hrs 10 minutes
Total Trip Duration: Approx. 3.5 Hrs
You can design your own trip exactly how you like it according to your requirements, travel dates and budget.
Please contact us for the price and departure date. This tour is operated on a charter basis for individuals, couples, families and friends.
This tour will be arranged according to your desired date and comfort. So please email us or call us at +977 9841414582 for this tour. If not satisfied with this itinerary please feel free to customize it or make your own itinerary.
Number of Passengers: 2 - 4 (Maximum 250KG)
Best Months for Everest Base Camp Camp in Helicopter Tour
From January to May and September to December is considered the best months for this Helicopter Tour
Maximum Altitude: 5545m (18193ft) at Kala Patthar
Nepal Visa & Visa Fee
You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD for visa fee.
Weather in the mountains is difficult to predict. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for trekking, only issue is cold. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed.
Anyone who is fit and healthy can do this helicopter flight
Number of Passengers: 2 - 4 (Maximum 250KG). It is recommended that you carry a light rucksack with your personal belongings that you may need handy such as camera, hat, glasses, gloves, sun creams, first-aid kit, toothpaste/brush, soap/ towel, and other personal items.
To keep yourself hydrated at high altitude, always remember to carry water container with at least 1 litre of water in your backpack. Around base camp you will need your down jacket.
You can have meal at Everest View Hotel. Foods cooked in lodges and guesthouses on the way are pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps.
No vaccinations are compulsory in Nepal, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria, TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also do recommend for a dental check-up prior to travelling and you should know your blood group in case of emergency in your travel.
If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on your tour, you need to inform us.
A travel insurance policy that covers medical expenses, evacuation, theft and loss is recommended. Your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses.
The trekking will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required departure date. Best Months: January to May & September to December.
Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at 977 9841414582