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Trip fact:

Trip Starting and Ending Point: Tribhuvan international airport domestic terminal, Kathmandu
Tour Starting Time: 6 am
Maximum elevation: 5400m
Duration: 4-5 Hours
Meals: Breakfast at Everest View Hotel
Landing Points: Lukla Airport, Pheriche, Kalapattar, Everest view Hotel
Best time: Mar-May, September-December

 

Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Landing Tour With Cost

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the most well-liked helicopter tour in Nepal. How couldn’t it be? The tour is about landing in the base camp of the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest.

View from kalapattar during Ebc Helicopter tour
View from Kalapattar Helicopter Landing Point

Reaching Everest Base Camp(5,364m) is breathtaking. People usually reach the place by doing the Everest Base Camp Trek, which runs for over twelve days. On this trek, the trekkers walk on a steep, tiring, and demanding trail for an average of 5-6hrs daily. And they reach the base camp to enjoy the glorious place.

However, that is not the only option. You can reach the foothills of Mount Everest way faster and effortlessly than on a trek. Yes, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing is how you can do that. Without much walking, in the matter of several hours, you will reach right below Mt Everest.

The journey starts with an early morning helicopter flight to Lukla. We will enter the Everest Region to land at Lukla Airport. Then the helicopter will approach Everest Base Camp by flying over the picturesque Everest Region. We’ll appreciate a clear and thorough view of the region’s vegetation, landscapes, villages, monasteries, and more throughout the flight.

And finally, we fly above Everest Base Camp to land in Kala Patthar for a valuable 10 minutes. This very moment will bestow the best sights of the world’s most famous mountain and other peaks. After taking all the good angles of the peak and ours, we’ll hop into the craft to find Everest View Hotel, one of the world’s highest-located hotels in the world. We spend the next 30 minutes eating and enjoying glorious mountain panoramas at the hotel. We then fly back to Kathmandu via Lukla to conclude the tour.    

In a nutshell, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Package is one of the best adventures to do in Nepal. In quite a short time, we trace the foothills of the world’s tallest peak to watch it and other magnificent mountains from a close distance. Check its major highlights listed down below for more. Collectively, it is a tour that can remain in the heart and mind for a long time.

So nothing should stop you from doing the tour with the expert team of SublimeTrails, the best helicopter tour company you could ask for in Nepal.

Major Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Package

  • Start the flight from the historical city of Nepal, Kathmandu.
  • Fly across Nepal, a beautiful mountainous country.
  • Come across the diverse landscapes of Nepal. 
  • Perform the easiest way to reach the Everest Base Camp.
  • Land in the Everest Region, the home of Sherpas and several eight-thousanders.
  • Fly over the hamlets and terrace fields of locals on a helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp.
  • Enjoy being in the foothills of Mt Everest and celebrate the attainment.  
  • Touch down Kala Patthar, the best viewpoint for Mt Everest and the adjoining peaks.
  • Observe the majestic peaks like Mt Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Nuptse, and many more.
  • View pristine lakes, glaciers, lush forests, broad valleys, winding rivers, and more from the heli-craft. 
  • Witness the ancient monasteries of the region like Tengboche from a distance.
  • Dine at Everest View Hotel, one of the highest hotels in the world, offering breathtaking mountain vistas.

Everest base camp from helicopter
Everest base camp and Khumbu icefall view from helicopter

Detailed Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Here, you will know the detailed full-day activities in different phases. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour package is only 4-5 hours long, starting and ending on the same day. Every phase of the Everest Helicopter Tour in detail is down below.

As many things happen on this tour, you will find everything there in the detailed itinerary. After reading the itinerary, you will have a complete picture of the tour’s phases and significant details. Let’s dive in.

Phase 01: Meet up at Domestic Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport

After breakfast, you will leave your hotel for the Everest Base Camp Tour departure from Kathmandu.  Then we will meet at the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Our representative will welcome you at the airport.

Then we will talk you through the necessary guidelines and codes of conduct of the helicopter tour with us. In between, you will get to speak with the captain of the helicopter ride. By the end of this phase, you will have all the information regarding the helicopter tour. Now, we shall start the helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp.

Phase 02: Flight to Lukla(2,860m) and Refueling | Landing Time: 15 minutes

As we are ready to take off, we will sit on our helicopter seats. The captain will take the helicopter into the skies of Kathmandu. We will fly over the bustling city to the region of Mt Everest, Lukla. Throughout the flight to Lukla, we will enjoy picturesque views of settlements, lush hills, landscapes, and mountains. The notable viewable peaks are Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Langtang Lirung, Gauri Shankar, Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, and Ama Dablam.

Our helicopter will reach Lukla Airstrip to land in 30 to 40 minutes of take-off from Kathmandu. Lukla Airport or Hillary Tenzing Airport is an entrance to the Everest Region. The airport will be a resting and refueling station for our Everest Helicopter Tour. We will stop for around 15 minutes at Lukla Airport. While at Lukla, we’ll enjoy the place’s vicinity.

(Note: The flight to Lukla typically starts early in the morning, between 6:30 am to 7 am. However, the timing of the flight may alter or delay as per the weather condition. The crew member does a thorough inspection of the weather before flying. Thus, be mentally prepared for any delay or cancellation due to the bad weather.)

Phase 03: Flight to Kala Patthar | Flight Time: 15minutes

The next stop is Kala Patthar, the ultimate landmark on this tour. We hop into the craft again for an excellent scenic but stimulating flight time. The refueled helicopter will follow the ice-stocked mountains through the region. We will be flying above 5,500m in the air, and the views will improve as we pass ahead.

As in the air, we’ll look at the villages and landscapes with a rapidly beating heart. We’ll fly over famous hamlets of the Everest Region like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and more. We’ll even fly across the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park.

Enjoying all the good views and calming ourselves, we’ll reach Kala Patthar(5,644.5m). Our helicopter will make a smooth landing at the place. Kala Patthar, the major highlight of the Helicopter Ride to Mount Everest, is the best viewpoint for observing Mt Everest. It is located right in the foothills of various Everest Region peaks, including Everest.

Phase 04: Short Sightseeing at Kala Patthar | Landing Time: 15 minutes

Instantly, we’ll enjoy the legendary mountain panorama of Kala Patthar. The most awaited moment of the Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp will be right in front of us. The place offers a remarkable view of Mt Everest that no other place could. Along with that, we’ll observe the adjacent peaks like Nuptse, Lhotse, Changtse, Pumori, Chumbu, Kangtega, Taboche, Lobuche, and more.

Importantly, we’ll have only 10 minutes to enjoy the heavenly view. The crew can manage some extra minutes when requested as per the conditions. There are two reasons why it is so. Firstly, the weather conditions in the mountains are pretty unpredictable. Things can turn against us anytime without any alarm.

Secondly, Kala Patthar lies above 5,500m. We’ll fly to the place without any acclimatization. So existing in the place for a long time is dangerous, and we might get altitude sickness. Therefore, we’ll have a prompt time in Kala Patthar for these two reasons. However, the time is enough to celebrate the view and take enough pictures.      

Phase 05: Flight to Syangboche and Breakfast at Hotel Everest View | Flight Time: 10 minutes, Landing Time: 30 minutes

After enjoying Kala Patthar, it is time to fly to Syangboche for breakfast. The chopper will take us to the Hotel Everest View, another Everest Helicopter Tour highlight. We’ll land at the foothill of the hotel, one of the world’s highest-placed hotels.

After landing, we'll climb through the stairs to the hotel for the most picturesque breakfast ever. The glorious mountains, including Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, and more, will be in front of us. And we’ll take a sip of hot coffee, enjoying the view. All in all, we’ll spend around 30 minutes in Hotel Everest View.

Phase 06: Flight to Lukla for Refueling and back to Kathmandu | Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

We’ll join the craft once again following a scenic breakfast at Hotel Everest View. This time, the flight will fly to Lukla for refueling. We’ll recapture the same picturesque view of the same region again. In 15 minutes, we’ll be landing at Lukla Airport, where we’ll stop until the chopper gets refueled in 15 minutes.

Once the helicopter is good to go, we’ll join the craft for yet another spectacular air time. The craft will fly over the eye-pleasing landscapes once again, and mountains of the Himalayas will also appear. In 50 minutes, we’ll touch the skies of Kathmandu to make a swift landing at Tribhuvan International Airport’s domestic terminal. This is how we’ll end up back in Kathmandu following an exciting helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp.

Major Stops of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Kathmandu(1,400m)

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is the first stop of the helicopter tour to Everest. It is the starting point of this tour or any other tour in Nepal if you are arriving via airplane. The city is full of ancient temples and heritages, hence popular as the city of temples.

Among them, seven sites of Kathmandu are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Pashupatinath Temple, Swaymbhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the most notable ones. These sites are full of architectural, cultural, and historical sightseeing of Nepal’s rich culture and art. So on this Everest Helicopter Tour, you will get to witness the beauty of the capital of Nepal.

Lukla Airport(2,860m)

Lukla, the gateway to the Everest Region, is the tour’s second stop. After flying from Kathmandu, the helicopter lands in Lukla’s Tenzing Norgay Airport, one of the world’s most extreme airports.

Tenzing Hillary Airport is the main highlight of Lukla. It is a small airport built under the direction of Sir Edmund Hilary, the first person to climb Mt Everest along with Tenzing Norgay. The runway of the airport is approximately 527m wide. And the topography of the airport makes it even more scenic. Also, the small town of Lukla on the hillock is worth taking a walk. The town is full of a handful of good bakeries and coffee shops. We can stop there to have some Himalayan talks.

Kala Patthar(5,644.5m)

Kala Patthar, which means black rock, is the ultimate stop of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. It is the landmark in the Everest Region on the south ridge of Mt Pumori. You will reach the place by landing to enjoy a clear and close view of the world’s roof.

The scenic view of Mt Everest from Kala Patthar is what the place is famous for. From this viewpoint, one can observe the unparalleled angles of Mt Everest. The other peaks like Nuptse, Changtse, Lhotse, and Pumori are also visible. Alongside glaciers, lateral moraines, amazing landscapes are also clearly viewable from the place.

Syangboche

From Kala Patthar, the helicopter will arrive in Syangboche, a sherpa village in the Everest Region. It is not a big Sherpa village but indeed a scenic one. Mountains like Ama Dablam, Mt Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, and Lhotse are visible from the hamlet. Right next to the town, Syangboche Airport lies, a venue for the world’s highest skydive, Everest Skydive. So, spending some time around the village is another tour’s highlight. Also, it is the landing station for those coming to Everest View Hotel via helicopter.

Everest View Hotel(3,880m)

View From everest view hotel during the EBC helicopter tourView from Everest View Hotel during the breakfast time

Located by Syangboche Village, Everest View Hotel is another exciting highlight of the tour. Inaugurated in 1971, Everest View Hotel(3,880m) is one of the world’s highest-placed hotels. The hotel is not too far from Syanboche Airport. One can dine at the hotel and enjoy the tranquil vision of various Everest Region peaks, including Mt Everest. Also, the hotel lies in the boundary of Sagarmatha National Park. So we can view the lush forest of the park and the region. Overall, the walk to and dine at Everest View Hotel is worth every penny.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour cost Details

The Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Price starts from US$900. Our prices for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour are reasonable and best. For your information, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour cost depends on what kind of tour you are opting for. There are two ways to join the tour. One is a group-sharing basis, where you share the tour with four other wanderers like you. Another is a private helicopter tour joining, where you share the ride with your group of a maximum of 5 pax.

To make it easy for you, we have mentioned the Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Price based on both public and private groups.  We’ll read that too, but before that, let's check the includes and excludes of the Everest Helicopter Tour Cost:

Includes

The Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter price covers the following things:

  • All Hotel Pickups and Airport Transfers.
  • Helicopter Fare of Everest Helicopter Tour with Landing.
  • Salary, meal, insurance, transportation of Escort.
  • Oxygen if necessary.

Excludes

The Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter price does not cover the following things:

  • Visa fee, international airfare, and medical insurance.
  • meal expenses at Everest View hotel.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit Fee.
  • Personal gears and clothing expenses.
  • Tips and donations.
  • Travel Insurance.

Everest Base Helicopter Tour Cost on a Group-Sharing Basis 2022/2023

Everest Helicopter Tour cost on a group-sharing basis ranges from US$900 to US$1050 per pax. To do a group-sharing basis heli tour, you can join solo or with your group of up to 4 people. However,  if you are in a group of 5 pax, the private helicopter tour to EBC is more beneficial.  The public group-sharing tour to the base camp runs daily. Contact us at +977 9851183278(Ram) or Email: [email protected] for tour availability and booking. The detailed group price is mentioned below:

No. Of PeoplePrice/Cost in USD/ Per person
 1-2 1050 (Book Tour)
 3-4 950  (Book Tour)
 5 or More 900  (Book Tour)

(Note: You have to pay 50% advance of the total cost to book a tour.)

Everest Base Helicopter Tour Cost in a Private Basis 2022/2023

As said earlier, you can also join a helicopter tour privately with your own family and family. Make sure the group is composed of not more than five people. The helicopter can only accommodate five pax in the back and a crew member in the front.

So if you are in a group of 5, the Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter price for you is US$ 850 per pax and $4300 in total. You have to book this by paying 50% of the total cost, US$2150. The remaining amount is payable on the tour day.

Terms and Conditions for Booking and Cancellations

Sublime Trails strongly believe you have read all the information, terms and condition, and privacy policy regarding the Everest base camp helicopter. We understand all our customers are prepared as per our information provided here and we guide you the way you understand throughout the Everest base camp helicopter tour.

For Booking

To book a helicopter tour, you need to submit a soft copy of your passport and some deposit. That will confirm your booking with us. Later, you can pay the rest of the amount upon reaching Nepal before the start of the tour. You can make payments via cash, cheque, bank transfers, visa card, or other authorized payment methods. You might have to pay certain charges for the bank transfers yet you don"t need to pay a credit card fee for online transfers.

For Cancelation

There can be cases of cancellations of tours. In such a situation, you need to be aware of the cancelation policies, which are listed below:

  • If you cancel a helicopter tour before 24 hours of its schedule, you will need to pay the full amount, Or else, no money will be refunded.
  • If there are any cancellations due to bad weather and you cannot make it anymore, the money will be returned. Or else, the tour will be shifted to the next best time.
  • The non-refundable deposit will not be refunded in the case of cancellation from the traveler's side.

Best Time for Helicopter Ride to Mount Everest

Joining a helicopter tour is an exciting thing to do. However, if you are not doing it right, things can turn against us. That is why it is crucial to know the best time for any tour.

type of helicopter we use for everest base camp helicopter tour
Type of helicopter aircraft for Everest base camp helicopter tour

In the case of the Everest Helicopter Tour, Autumn and Spring are the best times out of all. The remaining are Monsoon and Winter. We’ll explain in detail about Everest Helicopter Tour in all four seasons down below. After reading this, you will come into a position to pick the right time for your Everest Helicopter Tour. Let’s know them.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing in Autumn

Running through September till November, Autumn is the unbeatable timing for Everest Base Camp visit. Whether by walking or flying, the season is great for adventures in the mountains. What happens in Autumn? Well, the temperature is mild and warm throughout the months. The daytime temperature is around 15-20 degrees celsius. However, the temperature is cold during the night and early morning hours.

Moreover, the months of Autumn have excellent visibility, thanks to the sunny days. We get crystal clear views of mountains and landscapes all day long. There are no or fewer chances for any alteration in the weather. Clouds, fog, and bad weather are not what Autumn is famous for. Instead, it is popular for clear and unobstructed mountain views in Nepal. Thus, a Helicopter Ride to Mount Everest will be successful in the season; there is no doubt.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing in Spring

If there is any season that comes close to Autumn for traveling in Nepal, it is Spring. The season lasts through March, April, and May in Nepal. And visitors from around the globe reach Nepal to do various tours in Nepal in the meantime. It is one of the peak seasons for traveling in Nepal, following Autumn.

Spring brings the blossoming season into Nepal. It is the time when the landscapes of Nepal are full of colorful flowers. Not only that, but the temperature is also quite warm and cozy. The average temperature of the Everest Region in Spring is around 15°C during the daytime. The numbers drop in night and morning hours. Otherwise, there is nothing to worry about Spring’s temperature.

Similarly, the chances of rainfall and bad weather are pretty low as in Autumn. That means we’ll not face any weather problems during our Everest Helicopter Tour in Spring as well. Instead, we’ll observe the undisturbed views of Mt Everest and other peaks.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing in Summer

Unlike Spring and Autumn, Summer is not the right time for an Everest Helicopter Trip. Instead, it is time for heavy rainfall in all the parts of Nepal. Most of the regions receive loaded rainfall and remain wet throughout the season. Summer runs via June, July, and August. So these are the wettest months of all.

Due to continuous rainfall, the trekking trails of Nepal are wet like no other season. Hence, the tracks are less crowded during the season. The weather can also be quite tricky. Some clouds obstruct views, rainfall, snowfall, and wind can also occur. As a result, Helicopter tours cannot operate freely in such a season as in Autumn and Spring. There are more chances of delays than usual. Above anything, you will not view Mt Everest as it remains under the skies most of the time in Summer.

However, there are some clear days in Summer as well when we can operate a helicopter tour. So you cannot really undo Summer. If the weather is stable for some days, we run helicopter tours to the mountains. Make sure you tell us you are curious to do it. We’ll find the right day for your tour.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing in Winter

December, January, and February are the three winter months in Nepal. And if you travel to Nepal during these months, you will experience cold weather. Yes, Winter is all about frigid temperatures and snowfall around the higher parts of Nepal.  The temperature in the Everest Region remains around 5-10 degrees celsius, which is high compared to other seasons.

People often see Winter as the wrong time for traveling in Nepal. It’s not completely bad, by the way. Yes, the weather is cold, and sometimes it can be cloudy. But if you can take the chilly weather, the Winter months, particularly December and January, are some of the best times for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

It is the time of the year when Mt Everest remains whitish with newly fallen snow. So the view from Kala Patthar is outstanding throughout the season. Plus, it is a festive season. So you can also celebrate Christmas, New Year, and even Valentine's Day in the foothills of the world's most renowned mountain. That would be one of the best things anyone could do in a festival season. 

What is the right time for the Everest Helicopter Tour?

Are you yet confused about the right time for the tour? If yes, let us help you out. As mentioned above, Everest Helicopter Tour is doable throughout the year. All it takes is one good, sunny, and clear day. So it is possible to do the tour even during Winter and Summer. The weather has to be appropriate.

However, if you want fewer uncertainties, Autumn and Spring will be the best times for the tour. The chances of delays and cancelations are quite low due to the favorable weather conditions. Everything is just perfect during these two seasons for a helicopter tour.

On the contrary, you have slight uncertainties during Winter and Summer. You should be okay with possible delays and can wait a while. During these two seasons, the offerings you get later on are something you can never get in Autumn and Spring.

Therefore, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is doable throughout the year. As it requires one fine day, we can plan the tour any day. You let us know when you want to do it, and we’ll find the right day for the tour.

Travel Tips and Safety Measures for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest base heli tour safety and security

Here are some tips and safety measures for Everest Helicopter Tour:

Before Flight

  • Pack all the essential belongings that you may require on tour.
  • Do not carry heavy luggage.
  • Listen carefully to your crew and do accordingly.
  • Enter the aircraft by crouching.
  • Grab onto your caps and other loose items.
  • Do not run to catch the blown items by air. 
  • If dazed by dust, do crouch and stop assistance while getting off.  
  • Carry your bags below the waist.

During the Flight

  • Be seated on your seat throughout the airtime.
  • Keep your body hydrated.
  • Wear warm and comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Follow the code of conduct thoroughly.
  • Do not smoke inside the craft. 
  • Keep your seat belts tight.
  • Do not change the seats. 
  • Ask your captain for permission to do things inside the helicopter.

Some Important Information to know about Helicopter Flight to Everest Base Camp

  • The flight might get delayed, altered, and changed as per the weather conditions.
  • The weather in the Everest Region frequently changes.
  • The helicopter does not land unless the situation is favorable.
  • The helicopter does not land for more than 10 minutes in high elevation places like Kala Patthar.
  • Captain keeps the engine of helicopters on throughout the landing period.
  • The helicopters have emergency oxygen backup.
  • The captain may allow you some extra minutes to enjoy views as per the situation.
  • The captain entertains when and where to land in the case of emergencies.

 

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Route Map

everest base camp helicopter tour with landing

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. The 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.

Packing List for Everest Base Camp Heli Tour

People often get confused about the packing list for Everest Helicopter Tour. That is obvious. Everyone would get bewildered about what to pack on a helicopter tour of several hours to mountains.

But don’t be confused We have mentioned the basic but complete packaging list for the tour down below. There you will read items like a down jacket, woolen cap, thermal layers, warm shoes, etc. All of those are to cope with the cold weather of the Kala Patthar. Also, the sun is so bright and direct that you need UV protections like Sunscreen, UV Glasses, etc.

If you pack those listed items, that will be enough for the tour. But do not pack unnecessary things as there is a specific luggage limit. So start noting down in your notebook the basic and must ones.

  • 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

COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour 2022/2023 

There are specific must-follow safety protocols if you want to do Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour 2022/2023. Following these protocols, we’ll be doing the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in the safest way possible. As we know, nothing is more important than health and life. Let’s read the protocols:

  • If you are eligible to get a Nepalese visa from Immigration, you can join this tour.
  • All of the participants of this tour must be fully vaccinated.
  • The COVID-19 test with a negative result is a must. 
  • On tour, all participants must have to use protective face masks.
  • Physical distance among people will be maintained as far as possible.
  • No handshakes with anyone, just gestures are recommended.
  • The helicopter used on tour is fully sanitized-all seats, seatbelts, everything.
  • Usage of hand sanitizer is highly advised.

Why Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour? 

If you are looking for the shortest and easiest way to see Mount Everest and the whole region of king Himalayas, Sublime Trails offers you a very insightful tour called Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

mount Everest base camp helicopter tour package

To gain once in a lifetime experience

Landing in the front yard of the world’s tallest peak from a helicopter is a unique experience. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You do not often fly to Mount Everest. It happens once or twice and lasts forever in our minds. So the helicopter tour to Mt Everest is the ultimate experience to have in one’s life. This tour will let you have that experience.

The quickest way to reach Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp via a helicopter is the quickest way. Yes, there is no other speedier option than this. If you are short of time, this is the perfect itinerary to choose. To reach Everest Base Camp and witness the Everest from up close, you will need several hours only. You will experience the peak in some hours like an Everest Base Camp trekker. And you will save two weeks or so of time opting for this helicopter tour. So join the tour if you are looking to save your time.

Breathtaking Vistas of the World’s Highest Mountains

When you take a helicopter to the mountains in Nepal, you get mouth-opening peaks to watch. But the mouth opens even wider when you are in the Everest Region. We are talking about the region which houses four of the eight-thousanders and many spectacular peaks. On Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, you will witness the angles of all the mountains, and everything will feel better. So this tour is a must if you want to closely see the ultimate peaks in the world.

Explore the Everest Region in a luxurious way

If you are a luxury freak, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing is the most luxurious way too. Without walking, you will reach Kala Patthar to view the Everest Region mountains. Also, you will dine at one of the world’s highest-placed hotels with mountains in front of your eyes. Similarly, you fly across Everest Region, where people trek for weeks to reach their destinations. So all these things make the tour a lavish one.

Flexible Group Joining

Everest Helicopter Tour is a flexible kind of tour option. You have options for both public and private tours. If you want to have a private helicopter tour, you can have your group of 5 members. Otherwise, you will join four other people on a helicopter tour in a public group because a helicopter to Mt Everest can only accommodate five passengers and one crew member. So you have two options for joining a helicopter to the roots of Mt Everest.

To avoid Strenuous trail and Altitude Sickness

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the best option for avoiding the difficult road. In the place of 2 weeks trekking in the mountains, one can directly transfer to the base camp. So that will dodge the hours-long demanding trek and chances of altitude illness.  

Escape the crowded Everest Base Camp Trek

Also, the helicopter tour is excellent to evade the crowded trail to Everest Base Camp. As it is one of the busiest trekking trails, you might not like to walk on such a crowded trail. That is where Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing will come into play. By joining the helicopter, you will fly over the trekkers of the trail to reach Kala Patthar. No need to tolerate the crowd.

Why Book with us? 

There are specific reasons why we are the best helicopter tour agency and why you should book the tour with us. The following points will provide enough ideas:

Full Commitment

As an experienced travel company, we aspire to give the best service to our clients. We have been running flights to various exciting places in Nepal. And we are entirely committed to providing the best customer experience all the time. Our utmost commitment at our workstation is to exceed our clients’ expectations. Our experienced team can provide the best helicopter tour experience in Nepal; that is our total commitment.

Experienced Team

As said earlier, we are a team of experienced people in helicopter service in Nepal. That experience of ours can be seen in our every task. The crew member for the helicopter tour is highly skilled and experienced. When you are with one of them, you do not have to worry about anything. From the beginning of the tour to the end, the team provides excellent service. And that is only possible when the team is highly skilled.     

Safe and Hassle-Free Tour

There is no room for any safety issues when you are with us. Our highly professional team is quite good at giving you a smooth travel experience. You better stay excited throughout the tour. So no need to worry about anything.

Best Price

We make sure you get the best price in the market. Our ultimate goal at our station is to give value-based service. The money always comes in second. Therefore, our Everest Region Helicopter Tour packages are pretty economical and unbeatable in the market. In the wake of the tour, you will find you spent money in the right place.

Safe and Secure Payment

We accept payments from our clients via safe and secure payments gateways. Thus, there is no need to worry about payments as well. We should have clear communication while making payments, that’s all. We also have a swift online booking service which is safe to operate.

No Hidden Charges

You will not account for any hidden charges during the payment process and throughout the time with us. All of the cost information about the tour is live on our website. And that is the final cost; we do not charge for anything else.

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The helicopter tours are handmade ones. If you do not like the one we have on our brochure, you can customize it as per your choice. You can consult with our team to suggest customization. Our team will look at your ideas about the itinerary, and we will immediately respond to that. We will find the right plan for your needs.    

Sustainable Tourism

We admire what the world needs the most. Thus, sustainable tourism is one of the philosophies at our workplace. We run tour and travel activities most sustainably. We also believe that tourism can contribute much to the environment and economy. Thus, we try to give back to the communities and nature through our deeds.

Similar Helicopter Tours, Chartered flight, pickups, and drop flight in the Everest Region

Helicopter Tours in the Everest Region are the popular way to travel. Those with some budget and less time tend to do these tours. You can join one of these tours from Kathmandu and any place in the Everest Region. We have been running tours across the Everest Region to the Kala Patthar(Everest Base Camp) and vice versa. Here are the other helicopter tours in the Everest Region that you can join.

Helicopter Tour from Phakding to Kala Patthar and Return to Lukla or Kathmandu

Phakding(2,610m) is the first stop of every Everest Base Camp Trekker. It’s a small village full of teahouses lying on the ridge by Dudh Koshi River. Most trekkers spend the first night of Everest Base Camp Trek or Gokyo Ri Trek here in Phakding, a village full of greenery.

If you are already in Phakding and want to join a helicopter to Everest Base Camp(Kala Patthar), that is possible. It is an optional helicopter tour for those who cannot continue the trek past Phakding due to various circumstances. It is perfect for those with less time and facing altitude problems. By joining this helicopter tour, a traveler will fly straight to Kala Patthar from Phakding and make a return back to Lukla or Kathmandu via helicopter. That will happen in several hours.        

Helicopter Tour from Namche to Kala Patthar and Return to Lukla or Kathmandu

Namche or Namche Bazaar is a big Sherpa town in the Everest Region.  It is the trade center of the region with many shopping shops, hotels, and hangouts. Trekkers of Everest Base Camp Trek reach the town after two days of trekking from Lukla through Phakding and Sagarmatha National Park. It is also the place for acclimatization before joining the higher trail ahead.

Everest Helicopter Tour from Namche to Kala Patthar is an option you always have. If you don’t feel like trekking forward or lack time to continue the trek, or you simply want to trek up to Namche, this helicopter tour from Namche is your escape. On this tour, you’ll fly to Kala Patthar to view the ultimate view and return to Lukla or Kathmandu. Thus, you can join a helicopter tour from Namche Bazaar.

Helicopter Tour from Tengboche to Kala Patthar and Return to Lukla or Kathmandu

Tengboche(3,860m) is another stop on the Everest Base Camp trail. People arrive in this village after walking via Phakding and Namche Bazaar from Lukla. It is a scenic village known for breathtaking mountain views and Tengboche Monastery. The various mountains of the Everest Region are viewable from the village, but Ama Dablam looks just outstanding.

A helicopter tour might be the option to add some adventure onwards from Tengboche. You can join a helicopter tour to Kala Patthar from Tengboche. Once you confirm your booking, we will arrive to pick you up from Tengboche at the scheduled time. And the rest will be experiences to remember for a lifetime. So do not forget to reach us for the tour.

Helicopter Tour from Pangboche to Kala Patthar and Return to Lukla or  Kathmandu

Pangboche(3,985m) is a beautiful Sherpa village in the Khumjung area of the Everest Region. It lies pretty close to both Tengboche and Ama Dablam Base Camp. Pangboche is another stop on Everest Base Camp Trek. Here in the village, you will find a school built by Edmund Hillary and a monastery with a yeti’s hand and scalp. In the backdrop of the village, you see Ama Dablam shining whitish all day long.

If you reach Pangboche and want to do the rest of the tour via helicopter, that is doable. We run Everest Base Camp helicopter tours starting from Pangboche. You will shorten the tour days by a week or more by opting for a helicopter tour. Also, you will dodge all the hard trekking parts and high elevations to fly to the base camp. After that, you will return to Lukla or Kathmandu.

Helicopter Tour from Dingboche to Kala Patthar and Return to Lukla Kathmandu

Dingboche(4,410m) is a Sherpa village in the Chukhung Valley of the Everest Region. It is a popular acclimatization stop for trekkers and climbers approaching mountains like Mt Everest, Imja Tse, and Ama Dablam. There is another village quite near to the hamlet called Pheriche. Trekkers stay in one of these villages after trekking for several days on Everest Base Camp Trail.

You can join a helicopter tour from this village as well or Pheriche. We run helicopter tours from around the various stops. All you require to do is to inform us of your query. And our helicopter will arrive in the village to take you to the foothills of Mt Everest and back. Therefore, this is the option if you are in Pheriche and Dingboche and want to reach Everest Base Camp via air.

Helicopter Tour from Lobuche to Kala Patthar and Return to Lukla or Kathmandu

Lobuche(4,940m) is a small village on the foothills of Lobuche Peak. Trekkers reach this village after trekking a long distance through most of the Everest Region. 

As it lies at an altitude slightly below 5000m, the air is so thick around here. But you get breathtaking views of mountains in the backdrop of the village.

Although Everest Base Camp is not too far from this village, people might need a helicopter to continue the trip. High altitude, cold weather, rough trail, emergency works, and lack of time can be the reasons. Or else, you simply want to add helicopter tours to your itinerary. Whatever the purpose, if you need a helicopter in Lobuche to fly to Kala Patthar, you shall get that.

Helicopter Tour from Kala Patthar and Return to Lukla or Kathmandu

Kala Patthar(5,644m) is the ultimate point of the Everest Region tours. The place offers you the best close views of Mt Everest like no other place. It takes 9 to 10 days to reach Kala Patthar from Lukla; Everest Base Camp Trek is all about. The view is so surreal that you could cry in tears while enjoying the view. From Kala Patthar, you have to return to Lukla and then to Kathmandu to complete the trek.

However, there is an option to evade the retracing trek. Simply, you will take a helicopter ride from Kala Patthar and fly back to Lukla straight. See no need to spend a couple of more days on the trail. So if you have reached Kala Patthar already but looking for a quick return, we run a helicopter return to Lukla and Kathmandu from the place.

Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu to Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Gokyo, Pangboche, Dingboche and Return Back to Lukla or Kathmandu

Last but not least, you can also take a helicopter tour to travel to various places in the Everest Region. As you know, Everest Region is full of natural and cultural beauty. Along with majestic peaks, landscapes, and vegetation, you can take a walk into the villages of Sherpas to know their culture and lifestyle. To do so, you have plenty of destinations in the region like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Gokyo valley, Dingboche, or more.

Simply keep in mind that we run helicopter tours across the Everest Region. And whenever you need a helicopter service in the Everest Region, we are the one to remember. You choose the place and time, and we’ll go on an adventure together.

Itinerary

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You will head out to Kathmandu's domestic air terminal to catch the helicopter early in the morning. The helicopter departs from the airport at 6:00 AM to Lukla airport. Our choppers will offer you cozy seats and large glass windows to sit back and enjoy the magnificent panoramic views of the mountains. You will behold the wonderful sights of mountain ranges like Ganesh, Manaslu, Langtang and Jugal Himal ranges through the windows.

The more you get nearer to Lukla you will catch glimpses of the Sherpa Villages and the aura of their Buddhist tradition. All these rich and vibrant sights will make your heart content up with joy.

The chopper stops at  Lukla (2,820 m) for refueling. After this short break at Lukla, you will get to Pheriche for the shuttle. Then the helicopter will take 2 or 3 people (depending upon the weight) and head out to Kala Patthar.

While going towards the Kala Patthar, the chopper flies over the Dudh Kosi River gorge. This gorge is carved out by two towering peaks of the Everest region i.e. Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru with Thamserku peaks.

The Helicopter will then head towards Mt. Everest Base Camp from Tengboche. As the helicopter flies over the wonderful Khumbu valley,  you will land at Kala Patthar (5545 meters). Kala Patthar is a wonderful destination near Gorak Shep to view the mountains of the Everest region.

Stopping at Kala Patthar for 5-10 minutes, you will observe the majestic view of Mount Everest  (8848 m) at its closest. Apart from that, you will enjoy the view of icefalls, glaciers, and other adjacent peaks.

After stopping at Kala Patthar, you will fly towards Everest Base Camp.  You will get good views of the Khumbu Icefall and glaciers from the helicopter over the Everest Base Camp.

After this remarkable trip in the helicopter over the Everest Base Camp, you will go to Pheriche. The chopper will drop the people who made the tour and take the rest of the people for a trip to Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp.

When Chopper finishes all its trip to Kala Patthar, It will again come back to Everest Base Camp and take all the people together on a trip to Hotel Everest View for lunch/breakfast. After Lunch, we will get back to Kathmandu with a heart full of memories of the heavenly place.

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Trip Map

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour map

What's Included

  • Meals:
    Breakfast at Everest View Hotel
  • Transportation:   
    Helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp
    All pickups and drops
  • Miscellaneous: 
    Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department

Availabilities

Start DateEnd DateDurationStatusPrice 
30 Jan, 202230 Jan, 20221 DayAvailableUS$1050

This tour is available every day on a group-sharing basis. If you are a group of 5 people you can book a private helicopter tour at some discounted price. Contact us at+977 985118378 to book a private helicopter tour or if the departure dates are not matched with your proposed date, we are still able to arrange your tour. (we post fewer departure dates on the low season but the tour is still available on request)

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FAQs

The highest point the helicopter will take you is Kala Patthar, which has an altitude of 5545 meters. Other stops during your tour will be Everest Base Camp (5380 meters) and Hotel Everest View (3880 meters).

Our flights have a provision of oxygen supply. The supply will be activated as soon as the helicopter hits the mark of 3000 meters.

The pilots that operate the helicopter during your helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp are extremely well-trained. They are some of the best in Southeast Asia who has established a reputation after years of flying over the Himalayas.

The costs of the entrance to National Parks fees are excluded from the cost. The expenses of the clothing you buy for this trip is also not included in the package. The costs of tipping are also excluded from the package.

Yes, it is certainly possible. Sublime Trails has a lot of options for the Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. You can confirm the flights after contacting us. We can also help you to come back to Kathmandu after the completion of your Everest Base Camp Trek. Such a tour is called Short Everest Base Camp Trek or Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.  

The weather in the mountainous region of any part of the world is unpredictable. The same is true of the weather of the Everest region. However, we get updates about the weather from the meteorological departments. We also call our local people of the Everest region and get live updates. In the monsoon season, the weather might affect the flight. However, early mornings are always crisp and clear in the mountains.

 

If you decide to go to Everest Base Camp during peak seasons for trekking and mountaineering, the areas will be full of various camps. Despite the areas being full of travelers and camps, you will have plenty of landing time. You will spend around 10 minutes in Kala Patthar. You can also spend some time encircling the Everest Base Camp in a helicopter. In this time, you can also take some mesmerizing views of the surrounding peaks, Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers.

 

We have various models of helicopters for your tour to Everest Base Camp. The models of the helicopter we have are AS250 H125, AS350b3e, AS350 FX II,  BELL-Jet Ranger 206B III-9N-ALL.

Customer Reviews

  • Customized 4 day trip to Nepal

    - Mohammed Saigar, Canada

    I contacted sublime tour and Ram the owner was very prompt in replying to all my questions and customizing a tour according to our request. He arranged a private EBC helicopter tour for us with a landing at Everest view lodge and kala pather. It was spectacular. He arranged a 1 day tour to pokhara with city highlights and a private helicopter tour to the mardi himal base camp. We also did a 1 day Kathmandu tour visiting the darbars and pashupatinath. Our guides Saraan, Suman And Madan were really good and took care of us and explained everything to this. Definitely recommend this company.

  • Absolutely Subliminal....

    - Kelvin White, United States

    I came for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Sublime Trails. They had other travelers from various parts of the world with whom I took the trip. The meal at Everest View Hotel was delightful. The views of the mountains from the places we landed were stunning. A trip that deserves 5/5.

  • Best Everest Case Camp Helicopter Tour Company in Nepal

    - Dagny, United States

    I emailed around 10 tour company to book my helicopter ride to Everest base camp and Sublime Trails come for the first choice. Email responses are very fast and easy. Ram was very informative, helpful and dealt with many different ways. He also has many different alternatives to make my trip happen.

    I booked my helicopter flight on group joining basis, Ram took care to find other members to fill the 5 seats of the helicopter. All the airport transfer is arranged by himself. Ram gave me proper information and instructions about what to and what to expect during different time variations during the flight, Which was very helpful and worth following his instruction to cover all the momentum.

    The view was amazing and absolutely subliminal which I can’t express on my words. The best thing I can buy with such amount is this tour. The Everest base camp, Everest view hotel and landing at Kalapattar for around 10 minutes are the best moment of this tour.

    I heartily Recommend 'Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour' for the things to do and Sublime Trails Pvt Ltd for the tour company in Nepal

  • Awesome Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

    - Alfredo S., United States

    I had come to Nepal for a Business meeting and had brought my family together as they wanted to visit Nepal. Later they insisted me to take them to  Everest Base Camp. I told them it is far from Kathmandu and trekking is difficult but they wouldn’t listen to me. So I decided to book a helicopter tour which was the only option I had. 

    I didn’t have any idea about the tour companies operating these tours in Nepal so I googled and sent mail to a few companies randomly. Sublime Trails happened to reply to my mail fast so I booked it with them as the price was also fair compared to others. They turned out to be friendly and easy-going. 

    The trek was awesome and my wife and children enjoyed it so much. They were happy to see those mountains for the first time. The view from Kala Patthar was awesome and it was an almost surreal experience. If I ever come to Nepal again, I will definitely go there again. The pilot was also friendly and took care of us well. The overall experience was fantastic. 

  • Amazing helicopter tour!

    - Daniel Castillo, Romania

    I had come to Nepal with my girlfriend for trekking. We wanted to go to Everest Base Camp at first but she was little sceptic about whether she can pull off the trek to EBC or not. Later we ended up going to Mardi Himal Trek. Trekking was an awesome experience and we enjoyed a lot. But then we wanted to visit the Everest Base Camp as well. Ram from Sublime Trails suggested us to do the Helicopter Tour. As it was just a matter of one day, we decided to give it a try. It turned out to be a great experience. The view of the Himalayas from Helicopter was so amazing. 10 minutes at Kalapatthar was probably the best moment of my life. Everest was right standing right in front of us!! Taking the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour was one of the best decision. The pilot was so helpful and friendly. He helped us recognize the peaks and places. Khumbu region was soo beautiful, we will definitely come back here for trekking to EBC.