Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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Helicopter tours in Nepal are one the most popular activities in Nepal which is the best way to enjoy the stunning bird's eye views of the mountain's scenery and the landscape in a short period by riding a helicopter. We are thrilled to present to you an exclusive opportunity to explore the Everest Base Camp region from the sky. Our helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp is designed to give you an unforgettable experience, taking you closer to the world's highest peak than you ever dreamed.  It is a once-in-lifetime luxury experience listed as the best helicopter trip in the world where travelers get the opportunity to experience the beauty of the high Himalayas & Everest region within just a few hours.

The aerial tour to Mount Everest Base Camp offers the most beautiful scenery and the high Himalayas of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest (8848.86m) along with Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt Makalu 8,463 m (27,766 ft), Mt. Nuptse (7861m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8188), Ama Dablam (6812m), and many other peaks. The Everest Base Camp located at 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) and soaring over the cloud provides a mesmerizing view of glaciers and Himalayan views of the Khumbu region which will be an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. 

This is a dream come true package, for those willing to explore and encounter the world’s best view with a delicious breakfast or lunch at Everest View Hotel in the lap of stunning Himalayas. So hop on with us on this exhilarating journey as we venture into the Himalayan wonderland.

Everest Helicopter Tour Highlights

Experience Mount Everest in the most comfortable way within a few hours.

Thrilling, Entertaining experience of a Helicopter tour over Kalapather, Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Icefall glacier, and the Khumbu region.

The helicopter lands and stops for Breakfast at Everest View Hotel in the lap of the Everest Himalaya Range.

Magical views of famous peaks such as Ama Dablam(6812), Nuptse(7,861 m), Lhotse(8,516 m), and Cho Oyu (8,210 m).

Stunning landscapes, Ice falls, and glaciers beautiful sherpa villages and valleys.

Bird-eye view of Sagarmatha National Park situated at the highest altitude

Overfly on Kalapatter and Everest base camp to see Everest and other high mountains

Trip Overview:

  • Tour Starting Point: Kathmandu
  • Tour Ending Point: Kathmandu
  • Duration: Max. One day( 4-5 hours)
  • Best months: January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December 
  • Group size: 2-3 people on one flight (in  One helicopter)
  • Transportation: Helicopter & Private Car 
  • Fitness level: Fitness is not required

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing at

Everest View Hotel

The Everest View Hotel, nestled at approximately 3,880 meters (12,730 feet), stands as an exquisite gem within the Himalayas, and stopping here during your helicopter tour promises an unforgettable experience. it offers a front-row seat to the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Himalayan giants. The world's highest peak, Mount Everest, and its neighboring summits loom majestically on the horizon, creating an immediate and profound connection with nature's splendor.

Beyond its visual allure, the Everest View Hotel offers a unique cultural immersion. Staffed predominantly by local Sherpas, known for their warmth and hospitality, you have the chance to engage with the rich tapestry of their traditions. Dining at this boutique hotel is an extraordinary experience, with large windows framing the Himalayan panorama. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner, each meal becomes a sensory journey, where flavors harmonize with the breathtaking views.

The Everest View Hotel is a photographers' haven for capturing the ever-shifting hues of the Himalayas. There are countless opportunities to capture the grandeur of this natural wonderland at sunrise and sunset when the mountains are transformed into a canvas of delicate pastels and blazing oranges.

Major Attractions of the Everest Helicopter Tour

Lukla Airport (2,860 meters)

Lukla Airport, also referred to as Tenzing Hillary Airport is renowned for its reputation, as one of the airports globally due to its limited runway and its setting nestled amidst towering mountains. Flights between Kathmandu and Lukla operate regularly typically scheduled during the morning hours. Touching down at Lukla Airport offers an experience. As your aircraft hovers, towards the landing strip etched into the mountainside you are welcomed by the sight of majestic peaks soaring all around you.

Everest Base Camp (5,600 meters)

Observing Everest Base Camp, from the air provides a proper view of this location, where mountaineers from corners of the globe convene to kick off their journey to conquer the highest peak, on Earth. The panoramic sight showcases the tent community, prayer flags swaying in the breeze and the frozen glaciers descending from the majestic summits of the Everest area. Gaining a bird's eye view of the base camp enables you to grasp the vastness and isolation of this mountaineering spot.

Kala Patthar (5,545 meters)

Kalapatthar, which translates to "Black Rock”, in Nepali stands out as a captivating sight. It is situated at an altitude of over 5,500 meters. This renowned vantage point provides views of Everest and the neighboring peaks. As your helicopter hovers above you are treated to mesmerizing sights of the mountain. Its snow-covered peak shimmers in the sunlight. The size of the landscapes amazes you. Remember to capture this moment with your camera as mere words cannot fully convey the splendor that envelops you.

Updated Everest Helicopter Tour Itinerary of 2024

Helicopter landings on the Kalapatthar are prohibited until further notice from the Nepal government. Thus, we have made a few modifications to our Everest Helicopter Tour itinerary, which is explained below:

  1. Briefing and preparation prior to travel
  2. After being picked up from your hotel, proceed to the Kathmandu airport's domestic terminal via car.
  3. Lukla helicopter ride from Kathmandu airport
  4. Fly Lukla to Pheriche.
  5. Fly over Gokyo Valley, Cho La Pass, Kalapatthar, and Everest Base Camp from Pheriche.
  6. After the helicopter excursion is finished, spend 30 to 1 hour having breakfast at the Everest View Hotel.
  7. Your Everest helicopter tour will come to an end when you return to Kathmandu via Lukla.


Briefing and preparation prior to travel

Your adventure begins with a pre-trip briefing in Kathmandu. Our representative will meet you at the hotel where you will be staying one day before your trip. The briefing is usually held at the end of the day, around 5 p.m. You'll receive essential information about the tour, which includes information relating to elevation, vegetation, weather, safety guidelines, and equipment. You'll also meet your fellow travelers and the pilot who will accompany you on this journey.

Transfer to Kathmandu airport:

Early morning you will be picked up from hotel accommodation. Your adventure starts with a greeting, from your guide, who ensures a beginning to your journey. You'll take a drive through the meandering roads of Kathmandu catching glimpses of the lives of the locals. Eventually you'll arrive at the terminal of Kathmandu airport where you're set to board a helicopter. Anticipation builds as you get ready, for an experience.

Helicopter flight to Lukla from Kathmandu airport:

As the helicopter leaves Kathmandu, travelers may witness vistas of the lush slopes and the busy city. The terrain becomes rough mountain ranges as you get out of the metropolis. Views of isolated communities tucked away in the hillsides, encircled by terraced crops and waterfalls, can be seen along the route. The flight finishes with an exhilarating touchdown at Lukla Airport. An airport called Lukla is situated amidst tall mountains. This flying experience is a prelude to the grandiose Everest region expedition. You will be excited with anticipation for the experiences that await you among the highest peaks on earth. The stop at Lukla is necessary for fuel diffusion.

Fly to Pheriche from Lukla:

It's time to go on and venture farther into the Everest region after a little break. For the following part of your journey, you board the helicopter once more. The untamed landscape opens up as the helicopter soars higher, displaying wide valleys, meandering rivers, and verdant alpine woods. Flying over charming towns and historic monasteries tucked away in the mountains will be your experience. Unparalleled views of the Himalayan landscape are offered to passengers.

A tranquil atmosphere is produced by the pure beauty of the surroundings and the clear mountain air. At last, the chopper descends toward Pheriche, making its way precisely between the magnificent heights. Passengers are greeted by the peaceful atmosphere of this isolated Himalayan village when they land in Pheriche. This will be your last stop before going on to the Kala Pattar region and Everest base camp.

Fly over Gokyo Valley, Cho La Pass, Kalapatthar, and Everest Base Camp from Pheriche:

Leaving from Pheriche your helicopter glides, along a route etched through the clouds gracefully following the curves of the scenery. Below the majestic peaks of the Everest region stand tall, like guardians of the sky their snow covered tips reaching up towards the heavens. Soaring over Everest Base Camp, a sense of respect washes over you for those individuals who have journeyed to this distant corner of the globe to pursue their aspirations. Passing by Kalapatthar the viewpoint offering views of Everest you are treated to a breathtaking aerial perspective of the worlds highest summit leaving you in awe of its sheer magnificence.

Stopover at the Everest View Hotel:

Following an adventure soaring through the skies of the Himalayas you gracefully descend to the Everest View Hotel, situated on a cliffs edge with a stunning view of the majestic peaks, in the Everest region. 

As you step out of the helicopter a profound sense of peace washes, over you. The cool mountain breeze awakens your senses while the breathtaking views unfold in front of your eyes. Inside the welcoming hotel the staff greets you with warmth offering a delightful breakfast spread that includes both local specialties and beloved international dishes. Whether you opt to stay for half an hour or a full hour this experience is certain to leave a lasting mark on your heart and spirit—an oasis of calm, amidst the grandeur of the Himalayas.

Fly back to Kathmandu:

With unforgettable memories etched in your mind it's time to say goodbye to the peaks of the Everest region and start your journey back, to Kathmandu. Getting on the helicopter again you settle comfortably in your seat feeling a sense of satisfaction that you've encountered something truly remarkable. As the helicopter ascends from the helipad you steal one glance at the peaks that have captivated your imagination silently honoring the unwavering spirit of the Himalayas. Returning via Lukla you ponder on the expedition you've embarked upon appreciating the chance to witness the worlds beauty from a perspective few will ever experience. As Kathmandu appears on the horizon gratitude fills your heart for the memories created and for adventures that lie ahead understanding that the essence of Himalayas will always hold a place within you.

Included & Excluded Items in the Trip Package


  • Tours that are included for Helicopter Tour in Everest Base Camp are given below
    4-5 hours flights from Kathmandu to Lukla to Everest Base Camp to Lukla to Kathmandu by Helicopter
    Pilot's salary, insurance, food 
    Helicopters fuels and all related charges of Helicopter

    Pick up from your hotel

    drop off at your Hotel 

    All Governments tax and service charge 


  • Airport Tax

    National Park Entry fee 

    Breakfast or Lunch at Stoping place 

Advantages of choosing Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Time Efficiency:

Helicopter tours are significantly faster than trekking. While a trek to Everest Base Camp typically takes around 12-14 days, a helicopter tour can cover the same distance in a matter of hours. This allows you to experience the region's beauty without committing to an extended journey.

  • Accessibility:

Helicopters can reach remote and high-altitude destinations with ease. This means you can explore areas that may be physically challenging or inaccessible on foot due to time constraints or health concerns.

  • Comfort and Convenience:

Helicopter tours offer a level of comfort and convenience that trekking can't match. You'll enjoy comfortable seating, protection from the elements, and the ability to carry more gear and equipment. There's no need to worry about strenuous physical exertion or sleeping in basic tea houses.

  • Safety and Altitude Acclimatization:

Helicopter tours help mitigate altitude-related risks. Trekking requires gradual acclimatization to high altitudes to avoid altitude sickness. Helicopter tours allow you to skip the initial steep ascent, reducing the risk of altitude-related health issues.

  • Spectacular Aerial Views:

Helicopter tours provide unparalleled panoramic views. From the air, you can appreciate the grandeur of the Himalayas and its vast landscapes in a way that trekking cannot offer. It's a photographer's dream come true.

  • Customization:

Helicopter tours are highly customizable. You can tailor your itinerary to include specific destinations and activities. Whether you want to combine a helicopter tour with trekking or other adventures, you have the flexibility to design your ideal journey.

  • Limited Physical Demands:

Trekking to high altitudes demands physical fitness and endurance. Helicopter tours are a great option for travelers who may not be physically fit or have time constraints. It allows individuals of varying fitness levels to enjoy the Everest region's beauty.

  • Exclusive Experiences:

Helicopter tours often include exclusive experiences, such as landing at Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar. These opportunities provide a sense of accomplishment and a deeper connection with the destination.

  • Reduced Environmental Impact:

Trekking can place stress on the environment due to the need for accommodation, waste disposal, and resource consumption. Helicopter tours can be more environmentally friendly, as they minimize the impact on the fragile ecosystems of the Himalayas.

Everest Helicopter Tour cost

The price of Everest Base Camp depends on which tour you prefer. If you are willing to tour by joining a group the cost will be around US$1300 and if you are willing to book your private Helicopter with friends and Family (Max 2 People) the cost will be nearly US$ 3800. The cost is for Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu including a stop for breakfast or lunch at Kongde or Everest View Hotel.

There is another option the Heli tour, which is from Lukla Airport to Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla helicopter tour which costs around US$ in group and US$ in private. In a group, you will be sharing a helicopter so that the cost will be lower, whereas in a private helicopter, you will be traveling solo or with your own groups of family or friends.

Sharing Helicopter vs. Private Helicopter

You can do this Helicopter Tour by either sharing with others or by booking a Helicopter according to your preferences. However, Sharing and booking a private Helicopter for a tour has its own merits and demerits as well. Sharing a helicopter is budget-friendly and makes Everest even easier to reach. It also offers multiple landing means you can observe the view from both air and ground. The demerit of sharing a helicopter; is you might have to wait a little longer for others to join in a group with you.

Touring from a private helicopter might be a little costly but you will receive maximum flexibility on the tour by privately booking the helicopter. You can completely customize the date of the flight, stopping places, and the amount of time you want to spend at different stopping places. If you have your own group for visiting the Everest base camp then it is better to go in a Private Helicopter with family and friends. The helicopter's maximum ride is 2 people on one flight.

Best Time to do Everest Helicopter Tour

Generally, Spring and Autumn seasons are favorable for helicopter flights because of stable weather, and clearer skies. The reduced cloud cover ensures excellent visibility allowing you to fully appreciate the breathtaking mountain views. January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, and December are the best months for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

The Everest region’s weather is cold throughout the year. You can do the tour of Everest Base Camp in any weather you want. Just remember the Heli tour is available only when the weather is clear. Helicopter tours are generally unsuitable during heavy rain and cloud cover as well as during freezing temperatures and snowfall. Dense fog and cloud cover can hinder visibility which is also unfavourable. With that being said helicopters can be arranged during the winter and summer seasons because of the short trip time. Proper attention to weather forecasting is essential for completing the trip during summer and winter. 

Average daytime temperatures during various seasons

LocationSpring and AutumnSummerWinter
Lukla (2,840 meters/9,315 feet)15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F)
20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F)
5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F)
Everest View Hotel (3,880 meters/12,730 feet)
10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F)
15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F)
-5°C to 5°C (23°F to 41°F)
Kala Pattar/Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters/17,598 feet)
-10°C to 10°C (14°F to 50°F)
-5°C to 5°C (23°F to 41°F)
-10°C to -20°C (14°F to -4°F)

Food items available in Everest View hotel

Though food items are not included in this package we make an arrangement for a stop at the Everest View Hotel. The Everest View Hotel, nestled in the Himalayas, offers a variety of delicious food items, catering to the tastes and preferences of travelers. While the menu can vary, here are some typical food items you might find at the Everest View Hotel:

  • Nepali Cuisine:

Enjoy authentic Nepali dishes such as dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), momo (dumplings), and gundruk (fermented leafy greens). These traditional dishes offer a taste of the local culture.

  • International Cuisine:

The hotel often serves a range of international dishes, including pasta, pizza, burgers, and sandwiches, to accommodate diverse palates.

  • Himalayan Specialties:

Savor regional specialties like yak steak or yak cheese, providing a unique Himalayan culinary experience.

  • Breakfast Options:

Begin your day with hearty breakfast options such as eggs, toast, pancakes, and fresh fruit. A hot cup of coffee or tea complements the mountain mornings.

  • Drinks: 

The Everest View Hotel serves a selection of drinks, including herbal teas, regional alcoholic beverages, and cool soft drinks. Don't pass up the chance to sample classic butter tea.

  • Bakery Products:   

Indulge in some freshly baked bread, pastries, and cakes, which are ideal for a sweet treat or a quick snack.

  • Vegetarian or Vegan choices:

The hotel often offers vegetarian and vegan alternatives to satisfy guests' dietary preferences and requirements.

Clothing for the Helicopter Tour

Packing for a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp requires careful consideration due to the varying weather conditions and the necessity to travel light because of the weight limit for the helicopter flight. Here is a list of essential items for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour:


Small Day Pack

Down Jacket

Shoes (wearing)

Inner and Outer layer gloves

Water Bottle

100% UV rays UV-protected sunglasses

Scarfs, shawl

Warm hat or Woolen hat

Snacks or Chocolate bar 




Electrical adapters

Power bank

Weight limit for Everest Helicopter Tour

The helicopter capacity during the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour is two passengers. The passenger weight limit from Kathmandu to Lukla is 200 kg. Previously the weight limit was up to 500 kgs for under 4000 m altitude but recently the weight limit has changed for the sake of the safety of the travellers.


Why landing is prohibited in the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar?

This is because these places are situated at an extreme altitude as well as there is a lack of space so landing and taking off is quite difficult. This is a new regulation implemented in the region for the safety of travelers. Instead, you will land at Pheriche which is at an altitude of 4371 m and offers a view of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Everest, and Taboche mountains.

How well-trained are the guides and porters?

Our experienced guides and pilots have been leading travelers worldwide for, over twenty years. They excel in showcasing the beauty of the Himalayas sharing their knowledge of the flora, fauna, culture and history. They immerse visitors in the village life while promoting Eco tourism and responsible tourism practices that emphasize respecting and preserving the culture and environment. Our pilots and field staff undergo training that includes expertise to provide necessary assistance during emergencies. Rest assured they are equipped to handle any situation with care. Can arrange helicopter services, for evacuations if needed.

Helicopter Model Used in this Tour

We use the Airbus Helicopter AS350B3e (H 125) for this tour. This helicopter model is known for its reliability twin engine design, performance and safety features. With a takeoff weight of 6,000 kilograms and a top speed of 275 km/hr it is versatile and suitable, for uses such as corporate transportation, search & rescue operations, medical evacuations and other business purposes. 

In Nepal Altitude Air operates the Airbus Helicopter AS350B3r (H 125) for helicopter tours to destinations, like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp and Muktinath Jomsom. The company strictly follows the regulations set by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN). Altitude Air has been providing its services diligently since 2016 to ensure reliable air travel experiences for a decade.

How safe is this Helicopter Tour?

Everest base camp is reached via a high-altitude flight to 5,643 meters with a landing. Our shuttles are powerful enough to withstand the weather and strong winds at that altitude and ensure the safety of the trip. Similarly, we work with professional pilots and crew members who have extensive experience flying in the Himalayas. 

We guarantee that our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour will be a safe trip. Furthermore, this trip is ideal for anyone who is disabled or has an illness that prevents them from trekking to Everest base camp.

How is this trip suitable for everyone?

The absence of physical strain ensures Older people can soak in the magnificence of the Himalayan wonders with comfort. Likewise, for the younger explorers, this airborne adventure transforms into an unforgettable journey. Moreover, individuals with physical disabilities find relief in the accessibility of these tours. The helicopter's seamless mobility transcends obstacles. This enables them to savor the grandeur of Everest without limitations. This flawless integration stands as a testament to progress and inclusivity. All these facilities guarantee that the allure of Everest is open to all, creating cherished memories that are not just scripted but sincerely heartfelt.

Everest Helicopter Tour Safety guidelines

When you board your helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp, buckle up.

It is not recommended to switch seats or get up during a trip.

During your flight, smoking is not permitted.

When you are in flight, you have to do as the pilot says.

Follow the weight restrictions given by the operator and refrain, from carrying luggage.

Always be aware of the helicopters rotor blades when getting in or out of the aircraft. Wait for the pilots signal before approaching or leaving the helicopter.

If you tend to experience altitude sickness or have any existing health issues it's advisable to seek advice, from a healthcare provider before joining the tour.

The alternative way for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The best alternative way for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is to take a flight from Lukla. It is almost a similar tour of Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp, there are two minor differences one is the cost, and the other is that you have to take a flight from Lukla. This tour will take you to the heart of Mt. Everest and give you a birds-eye view of the beautiful Himalayas and this will an be equally adventurous and thrilling tour.

This flight package includes a helicopter flight from Lukla to Kala Pattar and then back to Lukla. You will travel between Kathmandu and Lukla via an airplane. In this package, you will experience the adventure of mountain flight as well as the luxury of helicopter flight. Booking this package is also way less expensive than traveling the entire trip in a helicopter. What makes this package special is that you will explore the entire Everest region in a helicopter without having to physically exert your body and without having to spend too much money.

Other Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight arrangements

Return flight from Kala Pattar or Gorakshep to either Kathmandu or Lukla

The Gorakshep is one of the highest points on the Everest trail at 5,140 meters. After completing the accent to Everest base camp you might want to skip the decent journey for a comfortable and luxurious helicopter ride because once you reach the base camp, you will already have a sense of accomplishment of reaching there on your foot so instead of returning from the same path you might want to make your return journey more interesting by choosing a different return path via helicopter ride. The helicopter ride is 151 kilometers away from the capital city. It will take about an hour to reach Kathmandu whereas it will only take 15-20 minutes to reach Lukla. The flight provides an overview of the Everest region's natural beauty, accompanied by picturesque views of the Himalayas. We offer a separate package for this particular flight arrangement where we take care of the trekking journey until you reach the Everest base camp. After that, we bring you back to Lukla or Kathmandu via helicopter. ie Everest Base Camp Trek Fly back to Lukla by Helicopter

Tengboche to Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla or Kathmandu

Tengboche, one of the most beautiful spots in the Everest Region, is 3,860 meters above sea level. The hike that leads to the village itself is easy and free of steep climbs and descents. The helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp along the Khumbu Glacier departs from Tengboche and takes about 15 minutes in total. Close-up views of Ama Dablam (6,856m), Lhotse (8,516m), Changtse (7,543m), and the magnificent Mt. Everest (8,884m) are also available. You will board a helicopter for your return journey to either Kathmandu or Lukla after spending roughly fifteen minutes at the Everest Base Camp. If you like this flight arrangement then make sure to check Everest View Trek

Namche to EBC or Kalapathar and then back to Lukla or Kathmandu by Helicopter

Trekkers who have traveled to Namche Bazaar from Lukla have the option of shortening their journey. You can save time and energy by skipping 3 to 4 days of walking by taking a helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp or the base of Kalapathar. Enjoy the comfort of a helicopter and the best views of Mt. Everest from the base of Kalapathar Hill. After a wonderful experience, you can fly back to Kathmandu or Lukla. If you really want to save money then booking the return flight to Lukla is the best option for you. You can stay overnight in Lukla and fly to Kathmandu the next day via airplane. Therefore this package lets you save a lot of money and skip harder accents of the Everest base camp journey by booking a helicopter from Namche bazar. If you like this flight arrangement then make sure to check Everest View Trek

Dingboche to Everest Base Camp or Kalapathar and back to Kathmandu or Lukla

Trekkers on reaching Dingboche and feeling tired walking at high altitudes can take this option. You will be flying on a helicopter to Everest base camp or at the base of Kalapathar to enjoy marvelous close views of Mt. Everest. After a great experience fly back to either Kathmandu or Lukla while enjoying the panorama of the Himalayan Mountain range. If you like this flight arrangement then make sure to check Everest View Trek

Lobuche to Everest base camp and then return to Lukla or fly back to Kathmandu

Interested trekkers with a short time and not feeling well to continue the rest of the journey. You can contact us and request a Helicopter service to cover the final destination and enjoy close views of Mt. Everest. From Lobuche hop on a short distance flight of less than half an hour, saving from tough high-altitude walks. Enjoy the close views of Mt. Everest from the base of Kalapathar Hill. After a wonderful moment enjoying the exciting panorama of towering peaks return journey by Helicopter to land at Lukla. One can continue on the same day or the next early morning taking a normal flight in a small aircraft to Kathmandu. If you like this flight arrangement then make sure to check Everest View Trek

Everest base camp helicopter tour package

We also offer the Everest base camp helicopter tour package where we arrange everything including food, accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trip, and helicopter flights. A brief description of the tour package is listed below.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.

Transfer to your hotel and meet your tour guide.

Briefing about the tour, safety guidelines, and necessary equipment check.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Helicopter Flight to Kala Pattar

Early morning transfer to the airport.

Board a helicopter for the scenic flight to Lukla, a gateway to the Everest region.

Fly from Lukla to Kala Pattar, enjoying breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas.

Land at Kala Pattar and explore the area, taking photographs and enjoying the majestic surroundings.

Fly to Syangboche airstrip and have breakfast at the Everest View Hotel, enjoying panoramic views.

Return flight to Kathmandu in the afternoon.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Departure

Leisure time in Kathmandu for sightseeing.

Depending on your flight schedule, transfer to the international airport for departure.

Everest base camp helicopter trip with Gokyo Lake visit

For those who want to venture deeper into the Everest region, we offer a comprehensive helicopter tour package which includes exploring the Gokyo Lake. This lake is situated at a distance of about 10 km from Kala Pattar. Gokyo Lake is a series of six stunning glacial lakes in the Everest region of Nepal, located at high altitudes amidst snow-capped peaks. This area offers breathtaking views of the nearby peak Gokyo Ri. The region is part of the Sagarmatha National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour services

BoldHimalaya offers an exciting range of Everest helicopter tour services that provide a unique and unforgettable experience of the Everest region. We arrange accommodations and transportation to create itineraries that showcase the natural beauty and cultural richness of the area. Our dedicated team of travel experts works closely with clients to understand their preferences and customize tour packages that suit their needs. we take care of all the details to ensure a seamless and enjoyable travel experience. With a strong network of trusted tour operators and guides, we prioritize safety and professionalism. Our commitment to customer satisfaction and our passion for creating extraordinary travel experiences set us apart as a leading travel operator in the Everest region.

Riding the helicopter from Kathmandu vs joining the ride from Lukla

You might wonder what are the distinct experiences we get by joining the helicopter from Kathmandu and Lukla. Starting the journey from Kathmandu enables a scenic flight that encompasses the gradual transition from the lowland areas to the towering peaks of the Himalayas. This route provides a diverse visual experience, showcasing terraced fields, the Kathmandu Valley, and the majestic mountains. However, it entails a longer flight duration and reduced acclimatization time as travelers are swiftly transported to higher altitudes, potentially increasing the risk of altitude-related issues.

In contrast, beginning the tour from Lukla provides immediate immersion into the breathtaking Himalayan landscape. The flight from Lukla is notably shorter, ensuring quicker access to the iconic peaks. Moreover, this route allows for a more gradual ascent, enabling travelers to acclimatize better to the high-altitude environment, which is crucial for a safe and enjoyable experience in the Everest region.

Although helicopter tours from Lukla are generally more cost-effective due to the reduced flight distance, availability can be limited during peak trekking seasons. The choice between the two starting points ultimately hinges on individual preferences, budget considerations, and the importance of acclimatization for each traveler.

Other Helicopter Tours

Similarly, if you want to do a helicopter tour in the Annapurna region of Nepal check out the above link. There are several helicopter tour options in Pokhara, offering a variety of tour packages that cater to different preferences and budgets.

Returning to Kathmandu, visitors may dive further into the city's cultural riches. They may immerse themselves in Nepal's architectural heritage by visiting historic landmarks such as Durbar Square. The calm surroundings of Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, are packed with panoramic vistas and spiritual tranquillity.

Thamel's bustling streets are home to a wide variety of local delights, ranging from crafts to gastronomic excursions. Savoring the varied flavors of local foods becomes a vital experience while sampling true Nepali cuisine. A visit to the famed Pashupatinath Temple reveals the rich fabric of Hindu traditions, while periods of quiet in the Garden of Dreams give an ideal location for introspection. These contacts construct a distinct post-tour narrative, adding to the tapestry of their Nepalese journey.

No of Person Price Per Person
No. of Person 1 - 1 person Price Per Person 3900.0
No. of Person 2 - 2 person Price Per Person 2000.0
No. of Person 3 - 3 person Price Per Person 1400.0
No. of Person 4 - 4 person Price Per Person 1100.0
No. of Person 5 - 5 person Price Per Person 990.0


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Experiencing the world's highest mountain and its ranges itself dreams for millions of mountain lovers. Across the Himalayas on a Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp, with a majestic view of Lush vegetation, hills and mountains, touching down for optional breakfast Lunch at the hotel in Infront of the High Himalaya Range. Along the way, you will get panoramic, close, and top-angle views of the mountains including Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, and Ama Dablam world's highest Mount Everest. You can observe the birds-eye view of lakes, glaciers, forests, rivers, and gorges. And also the astonishing view of Sherpa town Namche, different community's villages, Tengboche Buddhist monasteries clear view of mountains from close can be observed from the Helicopter tour.

Reliably smooth and efficient, the Airbus B3 H125 helicopter is the safest and most popular helicopter to take you on a tour to Everest Base Camp. With capabilities originally designed to fly at the higher altitude of the Himalayas in Nepal. Therefore, you will be flying on this Airbus B3 H125 helicopter for the Everest Base Camp tour.

The tour of Everest Base Camp via Helicopter takes around 4 to 5 hours to complete from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. The flyover on the Helicopter is just for 2 to 3 hours. However, other extra time consumes by layover at Everest Base Camp to capture the magical views from Kalapatthar and a small walk around the lap of Everest. The time includes the time of mealtime(Breakfast or Lunch) too.

You may know helicopter uses for evacuation also helicopters can be especially safe forms of transportation. It provides safety measures and comfortable seats to passengers. It focuses on the safety of passengers and gives an awesome ride with a skillful pilot. In the context of Nepal, the government has focused on the Helicopter tour in the Himalayas region in recent years concerning safety and preventive measures for passengers. Therefore, a Helicopter tour is comparatively safer

Everest Base Camp lies in the Khumbu region within Sagarmatha National Park. It is barely possible to reach Everest Base camp by continuous walk. On average by having complete 2 days of rest, it takes 8 days to reach Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu which takes fright to Lukla then start for trek. Some people take even 8-10 days to reach Everest Base Camp. However, it depends on how much you can walk per day.

Nepali Everest Base Camp lies in the southern part of Everest. There is no access to the road and a road will never be built in this Base Camp. So, We must tell you the fact that you can’t drive to Everest Base Camp from the south side.

Indeed, on the dates we have set aside for these flights, we have every option. However, we must confirm one day prior to the flight. Once you have finished your trek to Everest Base Camp, we come to pick you up by helicopter.

In spring and autumn, the temperature varies from 15 degrees Celsius to -5 degrees Celsius. Winter is thought to be the coldest season of the year because it rarely gets above -17 degrees Celsius.

The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour in Nepal is available to people of any age. The heli tour to the base camp of Mount Everest is open to everyone. In the event of an emergency or if guests experience any unease, we will cancel the tour and return you to Kathmandu right away.

Yes, you are welcome to travel with us in a group on the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. We have multiple scheduled departure times. You'll have plenty of options during the busiest time of year.

At Kala Patthar, you will land and have ten to fifteen minutes to look around and explore. 

Certainly! You have the option to join one of our groups. We offer fixed departure dates every day during the peak season making it convenient for you to find a group to join.

Booking your trip, with family or friends for the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is straightforward. Simply provide us with your dates and personal information to finalize your booking. We can help you identify dates, for your trip and communicate with us via email or phone including through social media channels.

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Email-  info@boldhimalaya.com


Certainly! You can reserve your spot for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, with us even if you're traveling alone. We'll pair you up with another individual to form a group. Once you confirm your booking we'll place you in an existing group based on your dates. To secure your solo adventure please get in touch with us. Inform us of your availability.

Yes there will be oxygen cylinders in helicopters in case of an emergency. However, for the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour it is a way to explore Everest and other Himalayan peaks so you usually won't need to use oxygen.

If you require reservations, for, than two people that can be arranged. We'll arrange for two helicopters for your journey to take place concurrently.

Indeed weather plays a role, in the experience of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. It is essential to have weather conditions in the mountains to enjoy the views during your flight. Therefore there may be delays in flights due to inclement weather. We recommend choosing the time and method for making your journey, to Everest Base Camp via helicopter.

With the exception of meals at Everest View Hotel you won't encounter any fees during the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp. The helicopter stops at Everest View Hotel, for breakfast so keep in mind that breakfast and Sagarmatha National Park permit fees are not covered in this excursion.

Certainly we welcome all cards such, as Visa, MasterCard Debit Card, JCB, American Express and others for your convenience in making payments, for booking the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

Yes it is feasible during climbing season and, in emergencies only. Regular landings can pose challenges and risks.

For a ride the cost of a helicopter trip from Kathmandu to Lukla is $3000. If you opt for a shared group ride the price per person is $990. In case you don't have companions, for your journey we will arrange individuals to join your group for a shared experience. Once your trip is booked we will furnish you with the schedule and available dates.

Breakfast at the Everest View Hotel is priced at $30. The cost may vary in the future. Enjoy your breakfast with a view of the mountains, before your eyes.

Typically helicopters fly between 3,000 meters and 6,000 meters above sea level. However in situations, such, as rescue missions, on Everest and other mountains the Everest base camp helicopter tour has been known to reach altitudes exceeding 6,100 meters.

This specific Airbus Eurocopter 350 B3 model underwent a test flight. Successfully landed at the summit of Mount Everest. Commercial flights typically pass over Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp than reaching the summit of Mount Everest. However with permission and favorable weather conditions it may be possible to fly for better views. Adverse weather conditions, like winds or clouds could potentially affect the flight experience. We will do our best to make your dreams come true.

The breakfast served on the Everest helicopter tour is guaranteed to be clean and hygienic as the chefs and kitchen staff are well versed in maintaining hygiene standards and ecotourism practices. In case of time constraints during the helicopter flight you can opt to carry a lunch to save time while en route to Everest Base Camp. Hotel Everest View offers a fixed menu priced at USD 31, per person featuring a selection of egg dishes, bread items, sausages, tea, coffee and juice options.

From Gorekshep to Kathmandu? Absolutely we can arrange for your pick up, from locations including Everest Base Camp, Gorakshep, Kalapather, Lobuche or even the Gokyo Lake area. We can then drop you off at your desired destination of Lukla or even Kathmandu all at a cost that suits your budget. For the pricing please get in touch with us by phone.

Absolutely we can liaise with your insurance company to organize rescue services, like air ambulance or helicopter charters from the Everest base camp area.

Unfortunately landing at Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar is not allowed anymore due to rules and regulations. However you can still fly over these areas. Experience breathtaking views, without actually touching down at the base camp.

Absolutely! Take your time trekking to Mount Everest base camp. Give us a call when you're ready, for a Helicopter pick up service. No need to trek back the way.

Absolutely we offer flight choices on our scheduled flight days. Just need confirmation a day prior, to the flight. We'll arrange for your helicopter pickup once you finish your trek to Everest base camp – also known as the Everest base camp helicopter trek.

In the event of winds safety takes precedence leading to the inability to land at Kalapather Everest Base Camp. If the wind conditions deteriorate further the captain will opt to fly allowing passengers to still enjoy a pleasant view. Your understanding and cooperation are greatly appreciated. Thank you.