Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing - 1 Day

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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing
At a Glance
  • Duration4 Hours
  • Difficulty Level Relaxing
  • Max Altitude 5555 M
  • Group Size Up to 5 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu Hotel
  • Ends Kathmandu Hotel

The Everest Helicopter Tour, also known as the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, is one of the most thrilling adventures you could take in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is a thrilling adventure that allows you to witness the magnificence of Mount Everest and its surrounding mountains without strenuous trekking. 

Dodge the hassles of the tour to Everest Base Camp and take a thrilling helicopter ride to get closer to the enchanting world's highest peak, Mt. Everest (8848 m), in just one day. The Everest Helicopter Tour package is an ideal option for nature and adventure lovers whose dreams ascend higher than the clouds. 

You will be standing there in the lap of the tallest peak in just a day with this Everest Helicopter Tour Package. The helicopter tour typically takes around 3 to 4 hours, including the flight to Everest Base Camp and a short stopover. You can choose to start the ride from several points. It usually begins in Kathmandu, where you board a helicopter that will take you on an astonishing aerial adventure. 

During the helicopter ride, you will get to witness breathtaking aerial views of several peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. 

The helicopter will land at the foothills of the world's highest peak, Mt. Everest. As you land, get ready to be amazed by the incredible views of Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall. You can capture stunning photographs and soak in the serene environment of this high-altitude destination. 

You will then get around 30 minutes to enjoy and relish the majestic views in the lap of the Himalayas with a cup of tea or coffee, making it an unforgettable moment for a lifetime. After the amazing experience of encountering the highest mountains in the world, you will head back to Kathmandu on a helicopter ride. 

The helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp offers a time-efficient alternative to traditional Everest trekking, as it lets you experience the magnificence of Everest Base Camp in just a few hours. 

Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour 

  • Get spectacular aerial views of the Himalayan mountain range, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.
  • An exciting helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp.
  • An opportunity to step foot in this mythical place, landing at Kala Patthar.
  • Close-up views of the Khumbu Icefall and glaciers. 
  • Panoramic sights of vibrant Sherpa villages and the rugged mountain landscape.
  • Enjoy the epic journey in a short time with limited physical movements.
  • An unforgettable adventure to witness the beauty of the world's highest peak without trekking.

What should I expect on the Everest Helicopter Tour? 

The Mount Everest Helicopter Tour offers you a thrilling and timely way to experience the majestic Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks. 

With our EBC Helicopter Tour Package, you can expect to witness breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, etc. The package includes a landing at Kala Patthar, which is the highest vantage point in the region, where you can capture stunning photographs of the Khumbu Glaciers and Khumbu Icefall. 

This tour package provides you with a time-efficient alternative to traditional trekking, allowing you to witness the beauty of the region in just a few hours. With a detailly curated Everest Helicopter Tour Package, including expert guidance, you will have the opportunity to relish the serene mountain environment. 

A Scenic Breakfast at the world's Highest Hotel, Hotel Everest View

The helicopter ride to one of the tallest points on earth itself is already an amazing adventure. What adds more thrill to this tour is that you will be having breakfast at the Hotel Everest View, which is a luxury hotel situated at the world's highest point at an altitude of 3963 m. 

The helicopter lands at the Hotel Everest View during the tour, so you get to enjoy being surrounded by nature's majesty and tranquility. 

Indulge in a breathtaking experience with a scenic breakfast at the Hotel Everest View, located in the heart of the majestic Himalayas. The hotel offers panoramic views of several peaks, including Mount Everest. 

For breakfast, the menu ranges from traditional Nepali dishes to Western cuisine. It is up to you what you have. As you enjoy a delicious breakfast, you can relish the serene beauty of the surrounding landscapes and the majestic Himalayas. This extraordinary location makes the adventure of the Mount Everest Helicopter Tour even more exceptional. 

Personalized Adventure: Private Helicopter Tour to the Everest 

At Himalayan Recreation, we offer a personalized adventure with our private helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp. If you do not like to share the helicopter with other travelers and wish to have a personalized private experience, then we can arrange a private helicopter tour. 

Get to experience the thrill of soaring above the breathtaking Himalayan landscape while having helicopter exclusivity to yourself. Whether you're seeking a romantic escape, a family adventure, or a celebration by yourself, our private helicopter tour offers the tailored experience you want. 

Embark on this unique journey with Himalayan Recreation and find the wonders of the Everest region as you explore the highest vantage point, Kala Patthar, Everest base camp, and the Everest view hotel.

Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing (Three places) 

The EBC Helicopter Tour Package includes landings in three different places. This extraordinary tour takes you on a unique journey, with three exciting landings at different locations.

The first landing takes place in Lukla, a small town known as the gateway to the Everest region. Here, the helicopter will get refueled, and you can enjoy the enchanting atmosphere and witness the bustling activity of trekkers during that time. 

Soaring through the clouds and other vibrant villages, the second landing is at the Hotel Everest View, which offers breathtaking panoramic views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks. This luxurious hotel is situated at an elevation of 3,880 meters and provides superb views of the mountains. 

The third and final landing is at Kala Patthar, a famous viewpoint recognized for its exceptional views of Mount Everest and the Khumbu Glacier. Standing at an altitude of 5,545 meters, Kala Patthar offers an outstanding view of the world's highest peak and lets you capture stunning photographs.

As our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Package includes experienced guides throughout the tour, you will also be accompanied by a professional pilot who will provide informative commentary about the scenery. The Mount Everest Helicopter Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the majestic beauty of the Everest region in a short period. 

Shared Experience: Join a group for Everest Helicopter Tour 

If you are looking to join a group for the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp, then we offer a group Everest helicopter tour filled with like-minded adventure lovers from around the globe. 

At Himalayan Recreation, we bring together individuals who share a passion for exploration and a desire to witness the mesmerizing beauty of Mount Everest. By joining a group, you will get to enjoy the thrill of the helicopter ride and also have the chance to connect with fellow travelers from around the world. 

Furthermore, joining the group for the Everest Helicopter Tour allows you to save some money, as the group tour costs less compared to the private one. You can share stories, exchange views, and create lasting memories as you embark on this amazing helicopter ride together. Our experienced guides will ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone, creating a remarkable adventure.

Why is there no landing at Everest Base Camp during the Everest Helicopter Tour?

As mentioned above, our Everest Helicopter Tour Package includes landing at three different points, and Everest Base Camp is not one of them. So, you must be wondering about the reason. 

Because of safety and other reasons, there is no landing at Everest Base Camp during the Everest helicopter tour. The high altitude and unpredictable weather conditions make it challenging for helicopters to safely land at the base camp. 

However, as the package offers multiple exciting landings at Lukla, Everest View Hotel, and Kala Patthar, you can rest assured of getting spectacular views of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan landscapes. 

Safety during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour for 2024 and 2025

Safety is a top priority during any journey to the mountains, and the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour follows all the safety protocols to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for you. The helicopters used for tours are well-maintained, and the pilots are highly experienced. 

With extensive knowledge of assessing weather conditions and airspace regulations, the captains will provide you with safety briefings and guidelines. Furthermore, helicopter operators have emergency protocols to manage any unexpected situations. They are equipped with communication devices and have established channels for communication with rescue services if needed.

You should be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and stay as hydrated as possible during the flight to avoid altitude sickness. However, the helicopters have the availability of oxygen, which ensures control of any potential symptoms of altitude sickness. 

Weather and Climate Change during the Mount Everest Helicopter Tour

During the Mount Everest Helicopter Tour, the weather and climate can significantly affect the overall experience. The Everest Heli Tour takes place in the Himalayan region, where weather conditions can be unpredictable and change constantly. It is important to know that flights are subject to weather conditions and may be impacted by fog, clouds, and wind. 

The overall tour can be affected due to weather changes and unpredictable rain or fog. Thus, it is crucial to prioritize safety, and flights may be rescheduled or changed consequently. 

Therefore, you need to be prepared for potential weather changes and trust the expertise of the flight crew in deciding the time of the ride.

    Make Special: Wedding at the Everest Base Camp with Everest Helicopter Tour in 2024/2025

    Many trekkers dream of stepping foot at the Everest Base Camp once and fulfill their dream with a trek or helicopter tour to the base camp. If you want to try something unique and go the extra mile, then you can plan for your wedding at Everest Base Camp

    Starting a new chapter of your life at the lap of the tallest peak or one of the highest points on earth is something truly extraordinary. A wedding at Everest Base Camp combined with our Everest Helicopter Tour Package is a unique and adventurous way to exchange vows in a breathtaking setting. 

    This exceptional experience allows you to declare love amidst the majestic Himalayan mountains. After the ceremony, you will fly above the towering peaks and capture stunning aerial views. If you want to plan your wedding at the Everest Base Camp with an EBC Helicopter Tour, then you can contact us for more details regarding the cost and planning. 

    We are always striving to meet every unique need and preference of our clients.

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Package Cost for 2024 and 2025

    The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost can vary based on factors such as the starting location, duration of the tour, inclusions and exclusions, and time of year.

    The cost for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing is typically in the range of $1099 to $1299 per person in Share Basic. However, it's important to note that the price mentioned is approximate and subject to change. 

    The cost includes pick-up and drop-off services from the hotel or airport, the helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp, and relevant service charges. 

    The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost may differ according to any additional services or upgrades chosen by you. You can get in touch with us directly to know more about the EBC helicopter tour Price

    Furthermore, as there are options for the Everest Helicopter Tour from different locations, the cost also varies according to that. You can simply see the table below for group base costs:

    No. of Pax

    Starting Price (Per Person)

    1

    USD 1299

    2

    USD 1199

    3

    USD 1149

    4-5

    USD 1099

    Please contact us for the up-to-date EBC helicopter cost at anytime, and note that the above costs are for group bookings made at the same time or together.

    Why choose us for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

    • We run the tour with experienced and knowledgeable pilots.
    • You will be having the ride on a well-maintained helicopter.
    • We offer flexible and customizable tour packages.
    • We put your safety and security as our top priorities.
    • We offer competitive costs and value for money.
    • We have years of expertise in organizing helicopter tours.
    • We are committed to providing a memorable and enjoyable experience to all our clients.
    • We have a convenient booking process and offer assistance throughout the procedure. 

    Itinerary

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    • Max Altitude:5555 Meter (Kala Patthar)
    • Time:4-5 Hours
    • Transport:Helicopter

    5:30 - 6:30 AM - Hotel pick-up and Transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport

    Our Everest Helicopter tour begins with a pick-up by your guide at your hotel in Kathmandu. Then you will be escorted to the Tribhuvan International Airport. Make sure you have all the essential things including warm jackets, gloves, sunglasses, water bottles, a Passport, light snacks, dry foods, and any required medicine in your handbag. 

    7:00 AM - Check-in at the Helicopter Counter

    Once you reach the airport, you will check in at the helicopter counter. All required documents checking and weighing the body weight will be done. 

    After a while, the airlines will announce the time for the flight and then you will proceed toward the helipad. At the Helipad, you will be provided with a safety briefing on the Helicopter flight by the captain. 

    7:30 - 8:00 AM - Fly to Lukla Airport by a Helicopter Ride 

    You will then fly to the Lukla airport first through the helicopter ride. As the flight starts to get higher, you can get a stunning view of the hills and valleys of Kathmandu city. If the weather is clear, you will get superb views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Dorje Lakpa. After around 20 minutes of the flight, you will get to witness the majestic views of Everest and Lhotse. Slowly heading north to land at Luka, the flight lands at Tenzing Hillary Airport at 2,800 meters high. 

    8:00 - 8:15 AM - Defuel at Lukla and continue the thrilling Helicopter Ride to the Base Camp and Kala Patthar

    You will have a brief time for refreshment at the Lukla and then the flight continues toward the base camp. The flight then follows the Dudh-Kosi River, and you will cross several villages. After a short time views of Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, and Phortse along with the sight of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam will be visible.

    8:15 - 8:50 AM - Landing at Kala Patthar

    The Helicopter flies towards Everest Base Camp with views of mountains and lodges all around. The helicopter makes a tour above the Everest base camp where you will notice the tented camps. Moving ahead, the helicopter lands at the base of Kala Patthar.

    8:50 - 9:00 AM - Spend Time at the Kala Patthar

    After the landing, you will have around 10 to 15 minutes to enjoy the surroundings and relish the majestic views of the tallest peaks. You can take as many pictures as you want and enjoy your time there. 

    9:00 - 9:45 AM - Flight Back to Lukla via Hotel Everest View

    The flight then continues toward Lukla. You will have a short break at the Hotel Everest view on the way with an option of having breakfast or enjoying tea/coffee there. After enjoying some time at the Hotel Everest View, the flight continues to Lukla

    10:00 - 11:00 AM- Flight Back to Kathmandu

    From Lukla, you will have a flight back to Kathmandu marking the end of your short thrilling Everest Base camp helicopter tour. 

    Cost Details

    Cost Includes
    • Pick up drop off from hotel/Airport
    • Helicopter Ride to Everest Base Camp
    • Service Charges
    Cost Excludes
    • Meals
    • Entrance fees

    Dates & Prices

    Select a departure month
    Starts:Sunday May 26, 2024
    Ends:Sunday May 26, 2024
    Price US$999
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    Starts:Monday May 27, 2024
    Ends:Monday May 27, 2024
    Price US$999
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    Starts:Tuesday May 28, 2024
    Ends:Tuesday May 28, 2024
    Price US$999
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    Starts:Wednesday May 29, 2024
    Ends:Wednesday May 29, 2024
    Price US$999
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    Starts:Thursday May 30, 2024
    Ends:Thursday May 30, 2024
    Price US$999
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    Starts:Friday May 31, 2024
    Ends:Friday May 31, 2024
    Price US$999
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    If the selected date and time do not suit your Holiday Please Contact Us for a Private and Group Trip. 

    Know Before You Go

    Everest Helicopter Flight from Different Places

    EBC Helicopter Tour From Kathmandu

    The EBC Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu is the most common way of touring, and the tour begins in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The helicopter takes off from the airport in Kathmandu and flies towards the Everest region. Along the way, you will witness breathtaking aerial views of scenic landscapes, classic villages, and terraced fields. The flight duration from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp is about 1-1.5 hours. The duration further depends on weather conditions. 

    EBC helicopter Tour From Lukla

    Lukla is a popular starting point of the Base Camp trek in general. If you choose to start your helicopter ride from Lukla, you will first need to reach Lukla by a short domestic flight from Kathmandu. You will then board the helicopter for a scenic flight to Everest Base Camp. The flight duration from Lukla to Everest Base Camp is around 20-30 minutes. 

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight From Namche Bazaar

    Namche Bazaar is the largest Sherpa town in the Everest region where many trekkers take a rest before embarking on the long walking journey. If you choose to start your helicopter tour from Namche Bazaar, you will first need to reach Lukla via domestic flight and then Namche Bazaar by trekking. From Namche Bazaar, the helicopter takes off for a scenic flight to Everest Base Camp. The flight duration from Namche Bazaar to Everest Base Camp is around 20-30 minutes. 

    EBC Helicopter Tour From Hotel Everest View

    Hotel Everest View is well-known for being a high-altitude hotel and for its panoramic views of Mount Everest. If you start your tour from Hotel Everest View, you will have a shorter flight duration. You will first have to reach the Hotel either by trekking or you can also take a helicopter ride up to the hotel. The helicopter will take off from Hotel Everest View and fly directly to Everest Base Camp, which takes around 10-15 minutes. 

    EBC Helicopter Tour From Tengboche

    Tengboche is a picturesque village in the Everest region, known for its stunning Tengboche Monastery. If you choose to start your helicopter tour from Tengboche, you will first have to reach Tengboche by trekking. From Tengboche, the helicopter will take off to Everest Base Camp which takes approximately 20-30 minutes. 

    EBC Helicopter Tour From Dingboche

    Dingboche is another picturesque village located at a higher altitude in the Everest region. If you choose to start your helicopter tour from Dingboche, you will need to complete the half-journey to the Everest base camp by trekking. The helicopter will take off from Dingboche and fly towards Everest Base Camp, which takes around 15 to 20 minutes.

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight From Gokyo Lakes

    Starting the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight from Gokyo Lakes offers you a unique view and sights. To begin the tour from Gokyo Lakes, you will first have to trek up to Gokyo Lakes. Then, the helicopter will take off from Gokyo for a scenic flight toward Everest Base Camp. The flight duration from Gokyo Lakes to Everest Base Camp is around 30-40 minutes, depending on weather conditions. 

    Note: The cost for each helicopter tour can vary according to the time taken and landings. Thus, you can contact us directly to know the details regarding the cost of each tour package. 

    Mount Everest Helicopter Tour in a Different Season

    The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour can be done throughout the year, and here we have listed all the information you need to be aware of regarding every season. 

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Spring (March to May)

    Spring is a popular season for the Mount Everest Helicopter Tour. The weather is warm and average during this time, with clear views. And the surrounding valleys are full of blooming rhododendron flowers. The flight and landing at Everest Base Camp provide you with an opportunity to witness the colorful spring scenery and stunning mountain views. 

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Autumn (September to November)

    During autumn, the Everest region usually has stable and pleasant weather, making it an ideal time for the Everest helicopter tour. The skies are clear, offering excellent sights of the mountains and the colorful autumn forests add more beauty to the landscape during the flight. 

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Summer/Monsoon (June to August)

    The summer or monsoon season brings heavy rainfall to the Everest region. It is not the most favorable time for a helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp. The skies are usually cloudy with limited visibility, and the helicopter ride may not be safe or possible to land during this season due to the risk of rain, fog, and landslides. 

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Winter (December to February)

    Winter brings cold temperatures and snowfall to the Everest region. Taking the helicopter tour during this season offers a unique experience as the mountains are covered in snow, forming a pristine environment. The helicopter flight over the snow-capped peaks and landing in the winter is a magical experience.

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Alternatives

    In case the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Package is not suitable for you or if you're seeking alternative options to experience the Everest region, then here are a few alternatives:

    Everest Base Camp Trek 

    You can go for the classic Everest Base Camp Trek as an alternative to the heli tour if you prefer to be active physically. It involves trekking through the diverse landscapes, Sherpa villages, and monasteries, offering you a chance to explore every corner of the region. This trek requires more time and effort, but the scenic views and cultural immersion make it worth it. 

    Everest Mountain Flight: 

    If you prefer a shorter duration and want to witness the majestic Himalayas from a different perspective, then you can go for an Everest Mountain Flight. This scenic flight leaves from Kathmandu and takes you on a one-hour aerial tour. During the flight, you will get to witness breathtaking views of Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks. It is a suitable choice for those with limited time. 

    Other trekking routes in the Everest region: 

    The Everest region has different routes apart from the Everest Base Camp Trek. If you want to avoid the crowded trail, then you can go for routes like the Gokyo Lakes Trek, Everest Three Passes Trek, or the Everest View Trek. These alternatives provide you with different perspectives, scenes, and challenges, each offering its own charm. 

    Packing List For Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing

    The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour doesn't require much packing; however, before taking off, make sure you have the following items with you. 

    • Wind-resistant down jacket
    • The base layer of clothing
    • Warm socks and comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Sun hat/cap
    • Water bottle
    • Tissue paper, sunscreen, lip balm, 
    • Camera
    • Your passport and further important documents

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing - 1 Day FAQs

    • Yes, you will have breakfast at either Lukla or Everest View Hotel where you can enjoy breakfast with a scenic. The breakfast menu often includes dishes, such as eggs, toast, pancakes, porridge, fruits, tea, coffee, and other breakfast items.

    • The duration of the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour ranges from 3 to 4 hours. This includes the flight time from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp, the landing duration, and the return flight. The exact duration may change depending on factors such as weather conditions, air traffic, and the package you choose.

    • Generally, the helicopters used for the Everest Base Camp tour can house around 5 passengers, depending on the helicopter's size and weight limitations. 

    • Yes, there are chances of flight delays or cancellations that can occur due to unfavorable weather conditions, such as strong winds, and poor visibility. As safety is the top priority, in case of a delay or cancellation, the tour can be rescheduled. 

    • Both Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar offer unique experiences. Everest Base Camp provides a close-up view of the base camp while Kala Patthar offers a stunning view of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks. 

    • he Everest Base Camp helicopter tour includes landing in three locations as Lukla, Everest view hotel, and Kala Patthar. However, it is possible to arrange additional stops or customized itineraries based on your specific requests and extra cost.

    • The Everest helicopter tour is considered safe as it is operated by experienced pilots. However, flying in the Himalayas always includes risks and challenges, such as high altitude, unpredictable weather conditions, and rugged terrain. You do not have to worry as we put the safety of our clients as our top priority. 

    • The availability of call service at Everest Base Camp is limited and unreliable. Due to the remote location and high altitude, the signal can be weak or absent. 

    • During the Everest helicopter tour, you can expect to witness breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain range, including peaks such as Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many more.

    • Yes, helicopters used for high-altitude flights in the Everest region are supplied with emergency oxygen cylinders. These cylinders are available in case of any emergency situations such as altitude sickness in the high altitude.

    • Yes, you can have a private charter Everest Helicopter tour. Private charter tours offer more flexibility and personalized experiences, allowing you to enjoy the tour just with your chosen companions.

    • Yes, you will get a refund if the helicopter tour gets canceled because of the weather conditions. 

    • The best time for an Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer good weather conditions, clear skies, and excellent visibility. 

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