Mount Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Trip Grade: Easy and Leisure
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Everest Region
  • Trip Style: Mountain flight
  • Age Group: 6 or Above
  • Trip Type: Group Tour
  • Trip Method: Self-Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant Confirmation
  • Max. Altitude: 8848m
  • Best Season: All Season
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Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour lets you explore the beauty of the Khumbu region within a matter of an hour. The Everest region offers views of spectacular snow-capped mountains, deep valleys, gorges, ridges, rivers, waterfalls, and more. There are many trekking packages that take you to the Everest Base Camp but it takes at least 10 days to complete those treks. So, the Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour is ideal for those who want to experience the beauty of the heavenly landscapes in the Everest region but don't have the time or energy to pursue long days of trekking. As the flight tour does not demand any physical fitness, it is feasible for people of any age group.

The Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour starts from Kathmandu according to our itinerary. However, it can be conducted from Pokhara as well. When the plane leaves the airport, you get outstanding views of the hills covered in lush forests, rivers, waterfalls, and urban and rural settlements. The plane soars above all these amazing landscapes to reach the Everest region. 

As the plane hovers above the Everest region, you will get an up-close view of the jagged mountain ranges. You will get a thrilling view of the peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, and more. The Gokyo Valley, including the Gokyo lake system, looks astonishing from the plane. You will get a gorgeous view of Khumbu Icefall and surrounding glaciers as you get closer to Mount Everest. The climax of the flight is when you see the closest view of Mt. Everest, with the summit only 20 miles away from you. After roughly an hour of sightseeing of the high snow-capped mountains and landscapes, you will return back to Kathmandu airport. 

Our Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour is an amazing alternative to days of strenuous trekking to Everest Base Camp. The flight provides you with the opportunity to see the high peaks of the Himalayan region up close within an hour with the ease and comfort of the plane. The flights will be operated only when the weather conditions are right as your safety is our main priority. So, we recommend you get prepared for any possible delays in the flight. 

Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour Highlights

  • Jaw-dropping views of Mount Everest from your window
  • Various landscapes visible from the comfort of your seat
  • A convenient way to get close to the mountains without spending days on the trail
  • View of more than 20 mountain peaks in the Everest region including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Makalu, Amadablam, and more
  • Windows seats let you enjoy the unobstructed view of the landscapes
  • Amazing view of the subtropical and alpine forests, rivers,s and waterfalls

Best Time

Mountain flight can be pursued almost at any time of the year as long as the weather is right on that day. However, the flight is less appropriate in summer/monsoon season as the weather is really unpredictable and you can't get a clear view from the plane. Winter is the best season for the flight as you can get a crystal clear view of the landscapes and it is extra beautiful because of the snowfall in the mountains.

Clothes During The Flight

Even though the temperature will be normal in Kathmandu, it gets colder in the mountain region. So you will have to be prepared for the low temperature. It is better to pack jackets and warm trousers in your bag.

Mount Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1:Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour

Day 1:Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour

    Almost an hour of sightseeing flight starts from Kathmandu, takes you just over Everest and takes you back to Kathmandu airport.

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    Cost Includes / Excludes

    Cost Includes

    • Airport transfers for flight
    • Everest sightseeing flight ticket


    • Yes, the entire Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trip will be concluded in under 5 hours, and that considers your return to your hotel. If there are no flight delays or weather hindrances, you can take any international flight in the afternoon.

    • During subgroup shuttles from Pheriche to Kala Patthar, each group gets a brief break of 10 to 15 minutes at Pheriche. You are stationed near the helipad. Most of our guest use this time to explore the surrounding and admire the mountain flora and fauna.

    • We recommend taking Nepalese cash equivalents of US $30 for the national park fee, $20 for local government tax, and $25 for breakfast.

    • No, you are free to capture all the picturesque view at any point during the Everest Base Camp helicopter trip. Come with your best photography hat on.

    • The total passenger weight in the helicopter should not exceed 500 kgs or 1102.31 lbs. After we reach Pheriche, the total bearable weight goes down due to thin air. This is why you will be shuttled from Pheriche to Kala Patthar in an even smaller group.

    • No, Kala Patthar is the highest point in the Everest region that can be accessed without a climbing permit. All you need to pay is the national park fee, local government fee, and breakfast at Hotel Everest View.

    • No, there is no wifi connection at Kala Patthar. While the Everest Base Camp has a wifi connection during climbing seasons, thanks to Everest Link, there is no such arrangement at Kala Patthar. You can connect to wifi after we reach Hotel Everest View.

    • First of all, everybody gets a window seat on the ride from Pheriche to Kala Patthar, which is a highlight ride of the trip. Meanwhile, on the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla till Pheriche, three people can have window seats at once. Because of that, your pilot will arrange (alternate) the seating so that everybody gets to have a window seat either on their way to Lukla and Pheriche or the way back.

    • Yes, weather conditions do affect the schedule and we may even have to postpone the trip for another day. In that case, you will get a full refund if you have a serious scheduling conflict.

    • 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).

    • Two primary reasons don’t allow for a helicopter to land in the Everest Base Camp. One is the safety of the passengers as well as other people who reach the Base Camp. This has led the government to bar any helicopters to land in the Everest Base Camp. except for the rescue operations.There is also a growing concern that a large influx of choppers to this region might disturb the ecosystem of the Khumbu region.


    • Winters are the time when a lot of snow has also gathered over the mountains and the weather is more or less stable- offering you the best views. But the cold will be something to watch out for.

      It is well-known that winters in the Everest region are remarkably tough for trekkers and villagers alike. With heavy snowfall and many places that turn into veritable ice fields, many locals who run lodges in the villages that you encounter during the trek head back to the lower altitude region, leaving the place almost barren. But this is not a problem for someone interested in the helicopter tour to the Base Camp. 

      The monsoon is another season that is likely to mess up flight schedules. And the highly unpredictable cloud covering the mountains also has a deleterious effect on sightseeing. So, autumn and spring are the best seasons to go on the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. With many people looking to get to the Everest Base Camp region this season, you can also share the helicopter flight with others and save some money.

    • 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.

    • 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 mountain.

    • 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 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.

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

    Mount Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour Reviews

    5.0based on 1 reviews
    • Alin M.
      Alin M.January 14, 2019

      Thrilling flight makes you happy

      One thing I always dreamt of has come true after this mountain flight trip in Everest. I was always scared by the thought of paragliding, skydiving and such stuffs. I dont know why but I wanted to do this trip since a long time and finally I was in Nepal last week and Sublime Trails made everything a lot more easier. I have to say, i had the best time since a long while.

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