About 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"

Everest  base Camp Helicopter Tour Highlights:

  • Private and group joining flight tours
  • 360 Panoramic view of world highest mountain and highest glaciers
  • Doable for all ages and each level of fitness
  • Easy online booking and free cancellation with full refund
  • Oxygen tank available if needed
  • Short duration and very insightful tour
  • Friendly pilots and smooth flight
  • Safety flight with very experienced pilots
  • Breakfast at the World's Highest Hotel

Everest base camp helicopter tour cost:

Cost for private flight:   USD 4500
Cost for high season (Mar-May, Sep-Dec):   USD 1020 Per Person
Cost for Low Season(Dec-Feb, June-Aug):   USD 1150 Per person
Early Bird booking( Booking before 3 months of the tour): 10% off on all Prices


Overview of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour:

The Everest Base camp Helicopter tour is a scenic one day tour to Everest base camp by helicopter. This tour is 4-5 hours or merely one day long. So it saves you two weeks of time it would take you to complete the trek to Everest Base Camp. Besides, you can also complete this tour even if you don’t have any experience of trekking. So this tour is suitable for all age group and all nationalities.

Sublime Trails offers you a delightful visit to the towering mountains of the Everest Region in the ease of a chopper that will take you to the Base Camp of the Tallest Mountain in the world- Mt. Everest.

One of the major attractions of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter is the close view of various mountains like Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Amadablam. You will also land in some of the most popular places in the Everest region like Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. The price of the Everest base Camp Helicopter tour is mere US$ 1000. You can contact us easily to book this trip.

The helicopter tour to Everest Base camp Helicopter is quite an easy and relaxing tour. You won’t need any special preparation or training for this tour. In addition, you also won’t need a long holiday to come on this trip. All you need is a spare time of 4-5 hours and you can complete this tour with ease.

If you are a person who is attending a seminar in Nepal or are here for a diplomatic visit, a business trip, or have come for a trek/tour to any other part of the nation, all you need is a spare morning and you can complete the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour. This tour starts around 7 in the morning and ends at noon on the same day.


The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the same as the Everest Base Camp Helicopter trek. In the EBC Heli trek, you will trek to Everest Base Camp. After the completion of your trek to Everest Base Camp, you will fly back to Kathmandu in a helicopter.

In the EBC Helicopter Tour, the chopper will land in 3 places in the Everest region- Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, and Hotel Everest View. You will directly fly to Everest Base Camp in a helicopter from Kathmandu. From the Everest Base Camp, you will go to Kala Patthar. On your way back, you will halt at Hotel Everest View. You will have your breakfast amidst the panoramic views of the mountains visible from this hotel. Finally, you will fly back to Kathmandu on the same day. So the tour is merely 1 day long.

The cost of a going to Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is nearly the same as that of trekking to Everest Base Camp. So you can enjoy the beauty of the mountains of the Everest region in this helicopter tour in a comfortable and a cheap manner.

You will share a chopper with 5-6 people on your way to Everest Base Camp. These people might be your family or friends who want to come to Everest Base Camp with you. You might also have to share the chopper with other travel enthusiasts who want a landing in EBC in a chopper. You also have the option of taking a private tour to Everest Base Camp in a helicopter.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing is a tour for people of all ages who want to visit Everest Base Camp. You can visit the Everest Base Camp at any time of the year in the safety and comfort of a chopper in this Helicopter Tour. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a beautiful ride in the Himalayas of the Everest region in a single day.

How to book this EBC Helicopter tour?

Booking this trip is easy, you just click to book now button on this page or send email to info@sublimetrails.com or Call, Whatsapp, Viber on +9779851183278 (Ram)

Refund Policy: Our Refund policy for this tour is a bit different than other packages. If we cannot operate this Helicopter due to bad weather or no. of enough pax, We will refund full amount with cash or bank transfer to your bank.

Payment system: You can pay us via Easy online payment gateway to our bank or Bank transfer on our company account. You are required to pay 20% deposit and rest you can pay upon arrival to Nepal for this tour. 

Major Attractions of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour:

Feasible: On Base of time and price, Helicopter tour to Everest base camp feasible. You don't need to have a long holiday and a big amount of money to do this tour.

Fly All Year Round: You can fly to Everest Base Camp in a helicopter all year round. The private and sharing helicopter is available for the whole in Kathmandu. Besides the heavy rain and thick clouds in summer most of the seasons are good for helicopter flight.

Variety of Flight Options: There are various options to fly to Everest Base Camp in a helicopter. You can book private helicopter flight if you are 5-6 pax and willing to USD 4500  altogether. If you are lesser then 5 pax and willing to USD 1020 per person you can book a group joining helicopter flight tour. As you will be sharing a helicopter if you come to join a  group, the costs will be significantly lower than if you come for a private tour.

Breathtaking Views of Mountains in Everest Himalaya Range: During your flight, you can expect to see-Everest (8,848m), Mt. Pumori(7,156m), Mt. Nuptse(7,864m), Mt. Lhotse(8513m), and Mt Cho Oyu(8,153m).Your flight will halt at Kala Patthar. This is a legendary spot for all trekkers who trek to Everest Base Camp. From Kala Patthar, the most accessible close-up view of Mt. Everest can be seen.

Everest View Hotel: Everest View Hotel is located at an altitude of 3880 meters. It once held the Guinness book of world record for being the hotel at the highest altitude. The views of the mountains from this hotel are mesmeric, to say the least.

Clothing for Everest Base Camp Heli Tour

The Weather in Everest base camp is cold during the helicopter landing.  So you should bring the following clothing equipment for EBC Helicopter tour.

  • Waterproof down jacket and trousers
  • Cap and woolen hats
  • Silk or Nylon scarf
  • Sunglasses that offer UV protection
  • Sunscreen cream with high protection factor according to your skin
  • Lip Balm
  • Water bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Camera and gear to go along with it
  • Seekers shoes with warm socks

Flight Duration of Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp

The time it takes for the helicopter to get to Lukla airport from Kathmandu airport is 50 minutes ride. This includes the 20 minutes it takes for the fueling the plane in Lukla.
The flight time for the helicopter to get to Mt. Everest base camp/ Kala Patthar is 35 minutes. The time for which the chopper rests in Kala Patthar is 5-10 minutes.
The flight from Kala Patthar to Hotel Everest View is 10 minutes long. You will spend  55 minutes for Breakfast or Lunch.
It takes 65 minutes for the chopper to fly from Hotel Everest view to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.​
​​​​​​The total length of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Ride is 4-5 hours.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary

You will head out to Kathmandu domestic air terminal to catch the helicopter early in the morning at 6:00 am. The flight offers you wonderful panoramic views of mountains, cozy seats, and a large glass window for impressive scenes.

Depending upon the size of a group, there may or may not be a co-pilot. After you take your seat, the chopper flies over the Kathmandu valley giving you views of various mountains ranges like  Ganesh, Manaslu, Langtang and Jugal Himal range.

The flight then takes you over Dolakha village. It flies over Jiri village, past Lamjura-la pass (3,560 m). You will see lush green alpine forests that are full of rhododendron, magnolia, pines and oaks trees.

You will also get bird’s eye view of the various mountains of the Everest region including the highest peak in the world Mt. Everest (8848 meters). You will land at Lukla airport. Lukla is one of the most thrilling airports in the world. It is also known as Tenzing and Hillary airport. The names Tenzing and Hillary come from the first people to get to the top of Mt. Everest- Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary. They set foot to the top of Mt. Everest in May 29th, 1953.

The chopper stops in Lukla(2,820 m) for refueling. You will also have some excellent refreshment in Lukla. There are excellent lodges and quality restaurants as well as bakeries in Lukla. Lukla is a picturesque town with Sherpa traditional life. The culture of Tibetan Buddhism dominates this region.

After this short break at Lukla, 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. As it flies past the Dudh Koshi gorge, you can also see the capital of Sherpas- Namche Bazaar.

As it flies over Namche Bazaar, you can have panoramic views of snow-capped mountains like peaks with Mt. Everest and Mt. Amadablam. You can also land in Tengboche. However, landing in Tengboche is a special flight and will have extra costs.

A landing at Tengboche will definitely be worth it. Tengboche is most famous for the largest monastery of the Everest region called Tengboche Monastery. Tengboche Monastery is draped with a panoramic view of the Himalayas of the Everest region including mountains like Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku.

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.

After stopping in Kala Patthar for 5-10 minutes, you will fly towards Everest Base Camp.  Everest Base Camp is the most wonderful location to view the Khumbu Icefall and glaciers.

After an unforgettable trip to Everest Base Camp, you will go to Hotel Everest View for a sumptuous meal. This is a hotel that once held a Guinness Book of World Record for the hotel in the highest altitude in the world. You will have breakfast amidst the glorious mountains of the Everest region.

After breakfast, you will fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter.

Everest Base Camp Weather and Climate

The weather and climate in the Everest Region are quite different in different seasons. Let us take a look at these seasons in brief to know the weather in various times of the year.

Autumn

Autumn, which falls in the months of September, October, November, is one of the most popular seasons for traveling to the Everest Base Camp. Autumn season sees the highest number of people take the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp. There will be mild sunshine, low rainfall is low and clear blue skies in this season.

Summer

The months of June, July, and August mark the summer season in Everest Base Camp. Summer season is the hottest as well as the wettest season in the Everest region The summer season coincides with the monsoon season making this season wet. The maximum number of interruptions in the helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp is observed in this season due to rainfall.

Winter

Winter season in the Everest region falls in the months of December, January, and February. Winter is off-season in the Everest region as the number of travelers here is quite low in this season. The temperature can be as low as -20 degrees in the winter. Besides, there might also be some snowfall. However, the winter is the best season for viewing the mountains of the Everest region. The skies are perfectly blue with little or no rainfall.

Spring

The months of March, April, and May are the months of the spring season in Everest Base Camp. The weather and temperature of the Everest region in the spring season are almost identical to the autumn. Spring, along with, autumn, sees a high number of travelers and flights to Everest Base Camp.

Best Time for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Autumn and Spring are the best seasons for taking a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp. The weather is mild in these seasons. The precipitation is also quite low in these two seasons.

Besides, the number of people who take the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp in these two seasons is also quite high. So the opportunities of having a group for the group flight is also quite high.

Winter season might also be a very good time for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour as the skies are as clear as other seasons. So the mountain viewing is perfect in the winter season. But, you have to pack properly to ward off the cold of the winter season in Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour route

The helicopter usually will land 4 places, the first place Lukla airport, after Lukla airport it will take you to Pheriche with 5-6 people and leave 2-3 people at Pheriche and bring 2-3 people to Everest base camp. Third place is helipad near Everest base camp to view the  Mount Everest and other mountains, The fourth place is Everest view hotel where you can have tea coffee or breakfast for 30 minutes. After Everest view hotel helicopter will bring to the Kathmandu airport. 

Helicopter to Everest base camp start to fly from Kathmandu airport and bring 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 reach Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp is the best place to view the wonderful Khumbu Icefall and glaciers.

After a trip to the Mount Everest Base Camp, 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 / Kalapather - Everest view hotel breakfast stop -  Lukla airport - Kathmandu airport.

The Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Ride is 4 hours.

Why helicopter tour to Everest base camp?

There are plenty of reasons why you should choose the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. Let us look at some of them.

1. Best View of Mt Everest and the Himalaya Range

Undoubtedly the Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp gives you the best views of Mt. Everest as well as the Himalaya in the Everest region. You can not only enjoy the astonishing views of the mountains from Kala Patthar but in the ariel views from the helicopter as well.

2. Save Your Time

Getting to Everest Base Camp by trekking takes anywhere between 10 days to 25 days depending upon the route you take. But you can get to Everest Base Camp and back in just half a day in the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

3. Safe Way to View Mt. Everest

Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp is quite safe as you don’t have to deal with possible altitude sickness, exhaustion, muscle fatigue etc, which you might suffer if you choose other methods. So it is a safe way to view Mt. Everest.

4. Best price helicopter tour to Everest base camp

If you choose to join a group for the Everest Base Camp tour, your cost will be minimized drastically. This gives you an opportunity to explore the Base Camp in the safety and comfort of a helicopter in price that is comparable to trekking to Everest Base Camp.

5. Flexible Departure for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The helicopter to Everest Base Camp takes off almost all year round. So you won’t have to worry about the timings being too rigid. As long as the weather permits the helicopter to take off, you can visit the Everest Base Camp all year round.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What are the refund policies for EBC Helicopter Tour?

If your helicopter to EBC doesn’t take off due to inclement weather conditions (heavy rain or fog), we will offer you a full refund. If the flight doesn’t take off on a scheduled day, we will first try to ensure that you get to Everest Base Camp by scheduling the trip for a later day. If all the measures to take you to EBC on a helicopter fail, you’ll get your money back in full.

2. What if I don’t have a group for a group flight?

No Worries!! We will arrange a group for you. We have interested travelers from around the globe who are looking for the same. You can pair up with them. You can also mutually decide which place you want to have your breakfast.

3. 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).

4. 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.

5. What provisions are there in case of a medical emergency?

At Sublime Trails, we prioritize your safety. So the helicopter will transport you to the nearest medical center to treat the problem that affects you.

6. 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

7. 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.

8. Will the meals served in Everest View Hotel be hygienic?

Everest View Hotel is a luxury hotel that is located at one of the highest points for a hotel. Some of the best chefs of Nepal serve in Everest Hotel View. So you don’t have to worry about the hygiene of the food.

9. 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.

10: For how many hours 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 20 minutes in the Everest Base Cap. In this time, you can also take some mesmerizing views of the surrounding peaks, Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers.

11: Who leads the trip and are they well trained and experienced?

Just like our pilots, the guides have plenty of experience in the Everest region. They have been involved in tourism area for decades. They have an experience of leading travelers from all around the world. They have a lot of knowledge about the vegetation, flora and fauna, local culture, history, lifestyle, and tradition of the various places in the Everest region.

The pilots, as well as staff, are also equipped with medical knowledge. They will provide you with all the necessary care, assurance, and emotional strength in case an emergency situation arises. They are also trained to call for helicopter services for emergency evacuation.

12: Are there any hidden/ extra costs in 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.

13: How do I book Mount Everest helicopter tour with your company?

There are many ways you can make your payment for this trip. You can contact us easily to get the details of booking this tour.

14: Will I be able to catch an international flight the same day after completing the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

The flight to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour takes off in the morning. As the trip is 3-4 hours long, you will be back in Kathmandu by noon. So you will be able to catch any flight after 2 pm.

15. 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 5-6 people, the price is comparatively lower.

16. 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.

17. 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.  

18. What happens to the helicopter tour in case very harsh wind blows?

Sublime Trails is concerned with the safety of our travelers. If a really harsh wind blows then it will be impossible to land in Kala Patthar. The flight will not land if the weather is bad.

Outline Itinerary

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Early morning at about 5 am, you will be transferred to Kathmandu domestic airport. From Kathmandu, you will take a flight to Lukla, the gateway of the Sherpa Villages.

After refueling in Lukla, you will fly to the Everest Base Camp in Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep Villages and Khumbu glacier.

You will halt in the Base Camp for about 10 min. This is to allow your body to adjust to the changing pressure. The Base Camp is known for its view of the Khumbu Glacier.

This ultimate helicopter ride gives you some of the best mountain views and sceneries. The flight will land in Kalapathar. The view from this spot is beyond description.

From Kalapathar, you will halt at Syangboche(Hotel Everest view) to take tea/coffee or Breakfast. Syangboche has an excellent view of Mt. Everest and its ranges.

You will then fly back to Lukla. Depending upon the flight schedule, you can expect to reach Lukla by 12 noon.
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..
Detail Itinerary

Inclusions

  • Helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Everest base camp
  • Helicopter landing and return to Kathmandu  
  • Breakfast at Everest view hotel 
  • Airport drove and pick up 

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 3 reviews
  • 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.

    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…

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    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.

    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…

  • 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.

    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…

Departure Notes

If departure dates do not match with your date contact us for your suitable date, The trip price may vary in contingencies case. If we cannot fly you on the proposed dates then the cost is fully refundable.

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Departure Dates

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17 Feb, 2019 - 17 Feb, 2019 Available $1150 USD
19 Feb, 2019 - 19 Feb, 2019 Available $1150 USD
21 Feb, 2019 - 21 Feb, 2019 Available $1150 USD
23 Feb, 2019 - 23 Feb, 2019 Available $1150 USD
25 Feb, 2019 - 25 Feb, 2019 Available $1150 USD
27 Feb, 2019 - 27 Feb, 2019 Available $1150 USD

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