About Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour has become one of the most famous adventure trips in Nepal. In just a few hours, you can explore the Khumbu region at its best. One Day Helicopter Trip to EBC takes you to the foot of the highest peak of the world, Mt. Everest and viewpoint Kalapathar at ease. If you are looking for a short and luxurious helicopter trip around Everest Base Camp, Sublime Trails offer you a world-class helicopter tour package at an affordable price range.
This Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour provides you with the opportunity to land at Kalapatthar, a wonderful vantage point to behold the Everest range. You'll be thrilled to see snow-capped Everest and the magnificent glacier right in front of you, like a mountain paradise. Breathtaking views of the massive mountains, like Lhotse, Pumori, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and heavenly landscapes covered with green forests with the added beauty of rhododendron forests make this tour unforgettable. You will get glimpses of picturesque Sherpa settlements with the prayer flags while we approach Lukla.
You will share a helicopter with 5 people on the voyage to Everest Base Camp. According to your preference, you can share space with your closed ones or those who share the same enthusiasm to get to the foot of Everest. Unlike Everest Base Camp Trek, you will reach Everest Base Camp and return to Kathmandu the same day.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is ideal for those who want to explore the beauty of the Everest region but do not have enough time to pursue the trekking. As this EBC helicopter tour does not demand physical fitness, anyone can join in. Besides, this tour can be completed almost at any time of the year as long as the weather conditions are right on that day. The helicopter trip also gives you the opportunity to have breakfast at the hotel of the highest elevation (Everest View Hotel) while enjoying the heavenly landscapes. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour package is feasible and affordable, so if you have a free day, let us give you the memory of a lifetime.
First Phase: Early morning at about 5-6 am, you will be transferred to Kathmandu domestic airport. From Kathmandu, you will take a flight to Lukla, the gateway of the Sherpa Villages and Mount Everest.
Second Phase: After defueling in Lukla, you will head to Everest base camp where the helicopter will fly over Namche, Tengboche, Pheriche, and Lobuche.
Third Phase: You will halt at the Kala Pattar helipad for about 10 min. This is to allow your body to adjust to the changing pressure. From where you will 360 Panorama of Mount Everest, Himalaya and Khumbu glacier.
Fourth Phase: From Kalapathar, you will halt at Syangboche(Hotel Everest view) to have tea/coffee or Breakfast. Syangboche has an excellent view of Mt. Everest and its ranges.
Fifth Phase: You will then fly back to Lukla. Depending upon the flight schedule, you can expect to reach Lukla by 12 noon.
Sixth Phase: After refueling in Lukla you will then fly to Kathmandu. Our transportation service will be waiting at the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport to receive you and transfer you to your respective hotel.
Major Attractions of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Day Tour
Kala Patthar is a landmark located at the foot of Mt. Everest. It is the best viewpoint in which to see Mount Everest. The sight of the snow-capped mountains standing right in front of you, the glaciers below, and the Khumbu ice falling down will provide you with a surreal view of Himalayas. Standing at Kala Patthar and observing its surroundings will be an unforgettable experience of your lifetime. Our helicopter trip with the landing facility will let you experience this dreamlike experience at its best.
Everest View Hotel
Everest View Hotel is a hotel situated at the highest elevation (13000 ft) within Sagarmatha National Park. It had once held the Guinness World Record for being the hotel at the highest elevation. The hotel offers you the excellent 360-degree panorama of the Everest Himalayan range. Not only the Himalayan range it will mesmerize you with the heartwarming view of rhododendron blooms, lush forests and the landscapes. On our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, we land at Everest View Hotel to have breakfast with the heartwarming view of Sagarmatha National Park. Hence our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the best opportunity to experience the touch of luxury at the top of the world.
360° Panorama of Everest Himalayan Range
You don't have to wait to get to the Himalayas to enjoy the majestic view of Himalayas. Since you depart from Kathmandu for the Everest Base Camp trip, you will get to enjoy the scenic view of the Himalayas. Apart from that, you will observe the beautiful landscapes covered with green forests, waterfalls, rivers and rhododendron blooms. You will be observing the wonders of nature all at once during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. A 360-degree panorama of the Everest Himalayan range is the best sight you will witness with our helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp. Apart from the peak of Mount Everest, you will see some of the highest peaks of the world such as Mt. Pumori (7,156m), Mt. Nuptse (7,864m), Mt. Lhotse (8513m), and Mt Cho Oyu (8,153m). You will behold the panorama of Everest from the helicopter, as well as Everest View Hotel, and the landing spot at Kala Patthar. Hence, you will get plenty of time to observe the fantastic view of Himalaya throughout our Everest Base Camp Helicopter ride.
It is a glacier located in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal between Mount Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Located at the elevation of 4900 meters, it holds the record of the highest glacier in the world. Khumbu Glacier is one of the major attractions for those who come to visit the Everest region. The glacier lies there as a challenge for Everest Base Camp trekkers because of the big ice crevasses, making it hard to cross. However, this monstrous glacier looks stunning from the sky. Our helicopter tour to the base camp is the best way to observe the dramatic Khumbu icefall between the two giant peaks, as getting too close to it might be riskier.
Flight Duration Of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
It takes about 50 minutes to get to Lukla airport from Kathmandu airport, which includes the 20 minutes of fueling in Lukla. We take off from Lukla Airport and it will take about 35 minutes to reach Kala Patthar. The chopper rests there for 5-10 minutes. We will get back to Hotel Everest View from Kala Patthar which takes about 10 minutes. We will have our breakfast/lunch there and will return back to Lukla and Kathmandu shortly after. It takes 65 minutes for the chopper to get back to Kathmandu.
Adding them all, the total duration of our helicopter flight will be of about 4-5 hours.
There are various options to fly to Everest Base Camp in a helicopter. You can book a private helicopter flight if you are 5 pax, you have to pay USD 4500 altogether. If you are less than 5 pax you can join a group booking the helicopter flight tour. If you come to join a group, you will be sharing a helicopter so the costs will be significantly lower than that of your private tour.
Refund and Cancellation:
We will refund the full amount with cash or bank transfer to your bank if the tour is canceled by Sublime Trails. It might be due to the bad weather or not enough people to share the chopper. In any case, if we are responsible for the cancellation of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour package, we will ensure that you get a full refund.
However, Sublime Trails applies the regular cancellation policy if the trip is canceled by the customer.
Sublime Trails strongly recommends you to read all the information, terms and conditions and policies regarding the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour before booking the trip.
Best Time to do Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Even though the climate in the Everest Region varies from season to season, we don’t have to hold ourselves from having this wonderful experience. As it is a matter of a few hours, we can have our flight around the Everest reason if the weather is fine at that particular time. We can not operate our flight on a rainy or foggy day. There is no point in having the flight as we can not observe the scenario properly. It is not appropriate to go there considering your safety as well.
Normally, the spring and autumn seasons are more appropriate to have our flight. In these seasons the weather is very clear and sunny. The humidity is low and the probability of raining is also very low. In winter we can sometimes have foggy weather but on the clear days' winter is the best time to have the Heli Tour. During winter the snow thickens some inches, which boosts the beauty of the Himalayas to the next level and is complemented by the crystal clear sky. In summer the mountains face heavy rainfall most of the day, it is the least appropriate season to take flight. However, we can have a helicopter tour on clear days. One thing we need to take into account is, during summertime the weather can turn the other way around within a matter of seconds.
Despite the weather condition, we Sublime Trails ensure you provide the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour prioritizing your safety and comfort first. We work at our best to give you the coziest Everest Base Camp trip possible.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Route
The helicopter will land at 4 places. The first is the Lukla Airport. From here, the chopper will take you to Pheriche and then to Everest Base Camp. Third place is Kala Patthar to view Mount Everest and other mountains. The fourth place is the Everest View Hotel where you can have tea, coffee or breakfast for 30 minutes. After a stay at the Everest View Hotel, the helicopter will bring to the Kathmandu airport. The usual route is Kathmandu airport - Lukla-Pheriche - Everest Base Camp / Kalapathar - Everest View Hotel breakfast stop - Lukla airport - Kathmandu airport. The Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Ride is 4 hours long.
Clothing and accessories for Everest Base Camp Heli Tour
Being at the highest altitude the weather up there at Everest is cold at any time of the year. To defy the damages of the cold and unpredictable weather, solar radiation and for your comfort, you should bring the following items of clothing and accessories along with you
- Warm jacket and long trousers.
- Cap and woolen hats
- Silk or Nylon scarf
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Sunscreen cream with high protection factor that suits your skin
- Lip Balm
- Water bottle
- Toilet Paper
- Camera and gear to go along with it
- Seekers shoes with warm socks