About Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

I have never heard of anyone who hasn’t dreamt of going to Everest Base Camp. However, many people don’t have the optimum fitness level required for the Everest Base Camp Tour. Keeping this in mind, we, at Sublime Trails, have planned the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour so that no one has to miss out on the beauty of this gorgeous trip.

The majestic beauty of the mountains like Everest, Makalu, Lhotse etc. that is visible during the Everest Base Camp Tour is nothing short of majestic. However, getting there requires you to trek for around 14 days.

In order to trek to EBC, you must prepare physically as well as mentally for a few months before your scheduled trip. Further, you might not have 2 weeks to trek to Everest Base Camp. You don’t have to worry about these constraints if you take a tour to Everest Base Camp in a helicopter.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a bit different from Everest Base Camp Helicopter trek. In the EBC Heli trek, you will trek to Everest Base Camp. After the completion of trekking to EBC, you will fly back to Kathmandu in a helicopter.

Your helicopter tour 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 Everest Base Camp, you will go to Kala Patthar. On your way back, you will halt at Hotel Everest View, where you will have your breakfast and 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 on a chopper is also quite low. It is nearly the same as that of trekking to Everest Base Camp. So you can enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains in the Everest region in this helicopter tour in a comfortable manner in a cheap manner too.

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 is a tour for people of all ages who want to visit Everest Base Camp at any time of the year in the safety and comfort of a chopper. It is a beautiful ride in the Himalayas of the Everest region in a single day.

Major Attractions of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Feasible

Trekking to Everest Base Camp can be quite challenging if you don’t have ample preparation. Further, you also run the risk of cramps, muscle strains, altitude sickness etc. while trekking.

In addition, it takes 2 weeks to even 3 weeks to trek to Everest Base Camp.

A helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp, on the other hand, is quite relaxing. You will head out to the Base Camp of the tallest mountain in the world in the comfort and safety of a helicopter.

You also don’t have to worry about the long amount of time you spend during your trip. The helicopter tour lasts merely 1 day long. This saves all your time, which you can spend traveling to other parts of the country.

Fly All Year Round

You can fly to Everest Base Camp in a helicopter all year round. The helicopter flights to Everest Base Camp might not take off in case of heavy rainfall or snow. Besides that, you can be a part of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour all year round.

Variety of Flight Options

There are various options to fly to Everest Base Camp in a helicopter. You can go on a private tour to Everest Base Camp in a helicopter or you can go in a group.

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 flight

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

Top 9 Frequently Asked Questions

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), ee 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 chopper 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.

 

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. 

Departure Dates

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Dates Status Price Notes  
18 Nov, 2018 - 18 Nov, 2018 Available $1150 USD
19 Nov, 2018 - 19 Nov, 2018 Available $1150 USD
20 Nov, 2018 - 20 Nov, 2018 Available $1150 USD
21 Nov, 2018 - 21 Nov, 2018 Available $1150 USD
22 Nov, 2018 - 22 Nov, 2018 Available $1150 USD
23 Nov, 2018 - 23 Nov, 2018 Available $1150 USD
24 Nov, 2018 - 24 Nov, 2018 Available $1150 USD
25 Nov, 2018 - 25 Nov, 2018 Available $1150 USD
26 Nov, 2018 - 26 Nov, 2018 Available $1150 USD
27 Nov, 2018 - 27 Nov, 2018 Available $1150 USD
28 Nov, 2018 - 28 Nov, 2018 Available $1150 USD
29 Nov, 2018 - 29 Nov, 2018 Available $1150 USD
30 Nov, 2018 - 30 Nov, 2018 Available $1150 USD

Why travel with us

We don’t charge any hidden costs to our customers. We write down what charges are included and excluded in our travel packages so that we are transparent about our costs. Further, if you do a comparative analysis of the prices we charge for a trip, you will find that we offer you an extremely fair price for a tour.

Safety of the customers who choose to travel with us is given utmost importance to at Sublime Trails. So we design our itineraries in such a way that the trails that you go to are safe. In addition, the crew at Sublime Trails are knowledgeable on basic first-aid safety and carry appropriate medical tools with them. Our crews alway walk the trails together with clients to take care them in all aspects. This ensures that your safety is never compromised with.

Traveling in a smaller group helps you achieve a sense of bonding and togetherness with the people you are with. So at Sublime Trails, we encourage traveling in smaller groups so that you get all the safety and comfort in the world and also make great friendships.

We, at Sublime Trails, offer you a variety of tours ranging from trekking to sightseeing to adventure sports to cultural and student tours in various parts of Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan.

No matter which part of the world you are traveling to, guides make a wonderful contribution to help you appreciate the beauty as well as the culture of the places you go to. At Sublime Trails, We have knowledgeable, resourceful, friendly, flexible, helpful, hospitable and experienced guides to add richness to your travel.

Whenever you go out to travel, you should look for the value you get for the amount of money you invest in. At Sublime Trails, we ensure that every penny you spend while traveling with us gives you a sense that the money is well-spent.

With more and more people traveling each year, we try to install the values of responsible travel. We help travelers engage in the language as well the culture of the various places they go to. We also make travel provisions in such a way that it doesn’t interfere with the environmental beauty of the place.

If you are a traveler, you will look for an authentic experience of the place you go in. That includes using transportation that is unique to the place, eating food that is native to a land, and immersing yourself in culture of the place too. At Sublime Trails, providing an authentic travel experience is our primary goal.