Key Information

  • Destination:
  • Accommodation:
  • Trip Style:
    Adventure Touring
  • Foods:
  • Transportation:
    Private Car and Helicopter
  • Min Person:
  • Trip Start at:
  • Tour Ends at:
  • Tour Duration:
    4 - 5 Hours
  • Max Altitude:
    5550 m

About Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour has become one of the most famous adventure trips in Nepal. A few hours of Helicopter trip lets you 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 the ease of the chopper in a very short time. If you are looking for a short and luxurious Helicopter trip around Everest Base Camp, Sublime trails offer you a perfect helicopter tour package for you at an affordable price range.

This helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp provides you with the opportunity to land at Kalapatthar. It is a wonderful vantage point to behold the Everest range. You'll be thrilled to see snow-capped Everest and the Khumbu ice falling down these hills right in front of you as it is paradise in itself. Breathtaking views of the tall mountains such as Mt. Lhotse,  Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. 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 chopper with 5 people on this journey 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 with landing facility is ideal for those who want to explore the beauty of Everest region but do not have enough time to pursue the trekking. As this  EBC helicopter tour does not demand physical fitness, this heli tour is favorable for everyone. Besides, this tour can be completed almost at any time of the year as long as the weather conditions are right on that day. This heli trip is also an opportunity to have breakfast at the hotel of the highest elevation (Everest View Hotel) while enjoying the heavenly landscapes. Hence the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour package is feasible and affordable which lets you explore the Everest region in a single day.



  • Private and group flight tours available
  • 360° Panoramic view of world highest mountains and highest glaciers and the whole Himalayan range
  • Feasible for everyone 
  • Easy online booking and a full refund upon cancellation*
  • Oxygen tank available if needed
  • Insightful tour of short duration
  • Friendly pilots and smooth flight
  • Safety flight with very experienced pilots
  • Breakfast at the hotel situated at the highest elevation in the world (Everest View Hotel)
  • Landing at the foot of Mt. Everest (Kala Patthar)


What to Expect

Kala Patthar (landing spot)

Kala Patthar is a landmark located at the foot of  Mt. Everest. It is the best spot from where you will get to have the closest-ever view of the top of the world(Mt Everest). The sight of the snow-capped mountains standing right in front of you, the glaciers and the Khumbu ice falling down will provide you with the surreal view of Himalayas. Standing at Kala Patthar and observing its surrounding will be the unforgettable experience of your lifetime. Our helicopter trip with the landing facility at Kala Patthar 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 Genuine Book 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 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 will land at Everest View Hotel to have breakfast. You will get to enjoy breakfast with the heartwarming view of surrounding and their warm hospitality. Hence our helicopter trip to Everest base camp is probably the best opportunity to experience the touch of luxury at the top of the world.

360° panorama of Everest Himalayan range, and the landscapes

360-degree panorama of 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 sightsee 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 be beholding the panorama of Everest from the choppers, Everest View Hotel, and the landing spot, Kala Patthar. Hence you will get plenty of time to observe the fantastic view of Himalaya throughout our Everest Base Camp Helicopter ride.

Khumbu Glacier

It is the glacier located in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal between Mount Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Located at the elevation of 4900 m, 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. Khumbu lies there as a challenge for Everest Base Camp trekker because of the big ice crevasses hard to cross. However, this monstrous glacier looks stunning from the sky. 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.

Panoramic view of Himalaya throughout the flight

You don't have to wait to get to the Himalayas to enjoy the majestic view of Himalayas. Since you depart from Kathmandu for 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.


Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost Variation:

The displayed price of this tour is a group sharing basis. The price varies with the number of pax booking together. Please read the given information and make payment accordingly. 

Sharing Helicopter Tour Cost - 990US$ Per person - Pay for Sharing Helicopter US$ 990

Private Helicopter Tour Cost - 4300US$ per Helicopter - Pay For Private Helicopter US$ 4300


Flight Duration:

It takes about 50 minutes to get to Lukla airport from Kathmandu airport including the 20 minutes of fueling time in Lukla. We take off from Lukla airport and it will take about 35 minutes to reach Kala Patthar. 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.


Flight Options:

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 number of people to share the chopper. In any case, if we are responsible for the cancellation of the Everest Base Camp tour package, we will ensure that you get the 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 trip before booking the trip.


Best Time to Have Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Flight

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 at those mountains thicken some extra inches which boost the beauty of the Himalayas to the next level complemented by the crystal clear sky. At summer the mountains face heavy rainfall most of the day, it is the least appropriate season to have the flight. However, we can have a helicopter tour on clear days. One thing we need to take into account is, during summer weather can turn the other way around within a matter of seconds.

Despite the weather condition, we Sublime Trails ensure you to provide the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour prioritizing your safety and comfort first. We work at our best to give you the cosiest Everest Base Camp trip possible.


Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Route

The helicopter usually will land at 4 places. The first of these places is the Lukla airport. From Lukla airport, the chopper will take you to Pheriche with 5 people and leave 2-3 people at Pheriche bringing  2-3 people 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.

Helicopter to Everest Base Camp starts to fly from Kathmandu airport and gets to Lukla airport. From Lukla, it flies over Namche Bazaar, Mount Everest View Hotel, Tengboche, the Khumbu Valley and glaciers and lands at Kala Patthar.

After a visit to Kala Patthar, the helicopter will fly above the moraine, rocks, and glaciers, and encircles the Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp is the best place to view the wonderful Khumbu Icefall and glaciers. After an encircling the Mount Everest Base Camp in the helicopter, you will head out to Everest View Hotel for breakfast. You will then fly to Lukla from Hotel Everest View and finally head out to 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.


Our Other Helicopter Services:

Apart from our regular Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight packages from Kathmandu, Sublime trails offer you various Helicopter service packages at a reasonable cost. Some of them are as follows:

1. Helicopter to Lukla from Everest Base Camp:

Sublime trails offer the helicopter tour from Lukla airport to the Everest Base Camp. It is suitable for someone pursuing the Everest Base Camp trek but could not make it to the Everest Base Camp due to lack of time or vital conditions. However, anyone can use our helicopter service from Lukla to Everest Base Camp for any reason. We will take you to your destination on our private chopper at your one call.

2. Helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Everest View Hotel and return to Kathmandu

If you want to go to the Everest View Hotel and enjoy their heartwarming hospitality within a short period of time, remember us! Our helicopters are available at any time of your preference, to take you to the Everest View Hotel and back to Kathmandu.

3. Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo lakes with landing and return to Kathmandu

Gokyo lake is also one of the not-to-miss tourist sites of Nepal. If you desire to enjoy the spectacular view of  Gokyo along with the Everest region, there is a perfect heli tour package we offer to you. On this helicopter tour, will take you to tour you around Everest Base Camp and Gokyo. If you want to visit Gokyo as well along with Everest Base Camp on the same trip, this package will be the best for you. Our Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Heli tour provide the landing opportunity at Gokyo lakes as well.

4. Medical evacuation at Everest Base Camp or any regions around

Considering the extreme weather, temperature, and altitude of Everest region. Medical emergencies can knock our door at any time. Everest being at the extremely rural place the way out from there is extremely difficult. Even minor medical problems can be fatal to us due to not easily accessible ways hence causing the delay in treatment. We might be of great help in such medical emergencies. At your one call, our helicopters will come to rescue you within no time. Our help may reduce your struggle at the Himalayas at great extent.

5. Research Missions:

The Himalayas has become the main destination for the researches of global warming lately. Melting down of the snows and glaciers and many other things show the clear sign of global warming on Earth. Because of that many types of research are going on around Himalayan regions regarding this. Apart from that, geological study, wildlife researches and many other research programs are being run at the Everest region. If you are part of those research programs and looking for easy access to the Himalayas, you can book our private Helicopters for your mission. We will ensure you that the geographical barriers won’t be the problem for you to explore the Himalayas.

6. Helicopter charter service around Mount Everest Base Camp

If you need to go from one place to another by means of Helicopter, our charter services are available for that. You can contact us and order the service wherever you need.


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


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What is the highest point that the helicopter will go to?

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).

2. Will there be problems related to the lack of Oxygen?

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

3. What is the experience of the pilots that operate the helicopter?

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

4. What expenses are not covered in the package?

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.

5. Which helicopters will be used in the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

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.

6. For how long does the helicopter stay at Everest Base Camp / Kala Patthar?

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.

7. Are there any hidden/ extra costs on your trip to Everest Base Camp trip by helicopter?

We have strict policies at Sublime Trails that have no hidden costs. So we won’t charge you any extra/ hidden costs. Our helicopter tours also provide the best value trips for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

8. Can we / I charter a private helicopter tour to the Base Camp of Mt.Everest?

You can certainly charter a private helicopter to Mount Everest Base Camp. The price of chartering a private helicopter is higher in comparison to group sharing. If you share the helicopter ride with 5 people, the price is comparatively lower.

9. Does the weather of the Everest region affect the 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.

10. Can I take a helicopter from Lukla or Namche to Everest Base Camp or vice versa?

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 with 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.  

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary & Map

You will head out to Kathmandu 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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  • Helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp
  • Helicopter landing and return to Kathmandu  
  • Breakfast at Everest View Hotel 
  • Airport drop and pick up 

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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 7 reviews

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

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. 

I and my wife did EBC helicopter tour with this agency. I contacted Ram khadka to book this trip via their website. The trip is well-organized group joining tour and great delivery of mentioned service on time. Great view of Mt. Everest and other mountains from helipad and delicious breakfast at Everest view hotel. Highly recommended tour from Sublime Trails.

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.


Fabulous Trip !

A trip I will never forget. The people, the food, the natural beauty, the flight- all of them culminated to make my trip a dream. There is no other trip that I would recommend more than this one by Sublime Trails.

I can’t describe how unbelievably beautiful the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour was. I felt like a bird flying above the mountains. It is undoubtedly the best flight I have ever taken. My friends who shared this trip with me also felt the same. I think the trip not only gave us staggering views of the mountains but also made our friendship stronger. The services of Sublime Trails was very good too.

After a certain age, I felt like I could no more travel like I used to do in my youth. This was not my first time in Nepal and I already had come to Nepal and visited Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan. I just had a week left to stay and I couldn’t do the Everest Base Camp trek. I was planning to visit Nepal again but the time flies. The perfect time never came and I was too old to trek !!! My nieces had gone done EBC trek with Sublime Trails and I contacted Ram. He was realistic and suggested that the trek was not a good option for me, I knew that too.  But there was one way I could fulfil my dreams to get so close to the Mount Everest. He suggested me a helicopter trip. The helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp is the best decision I ever made. I had so much fun and gave me hair-raising experience as we flew above the beautiful Sagarmatha National Park. The views were outstanding. We also landed in Kalapatthar and spend some time in the fresh air with the Everest in front of my eyes. I can’t thank them enough for everything. 

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