Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour sets you out on an exhilarating adventure flying through remote highlands of Nepal. Experience the thrill of a helicopter ride that provides a breathtaking, bird's-eye view of the magnificent Everest massif, allowing you to witness the mystical beauty of the Mahalangur Himalayan range like never before. Soar above the clouds and be captivated by the diverse and picturesque landscapes that unfold before your eyes. Marvel at the towering peaks from the comfort and opulence of an AS350 B3 helicopter. Immerse yourself in this extraordinary journey that offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and enjoy the personalized attention of your experienced pilot and guide.
- KalaPatthar (5,545 meters)
- Everest Base Camp (5,367 meters)
- Everest View Hotel (3,880 meters)
- Lukla Airport (2,860 meters)
- The Helicopter Tour
Takes Only a Few Hours to Complete
- Great view Mount
Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Pumori, Konde, Nuptse, and Island
- Child and Old can do
- You Get to Escape the
Touristy Crowd Trail
- You Get the Best View
Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour Details
Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is an unparalleled adventure that etches a lasting impression on every adventurer. From the comfort of your seat, you'll hover to a parallel world, gazing at the majestic mountains from hundreds of feet above. The natural splendor of the Everest region, when viewed from the sky, is unmatched and offers a unique perspective. The landscape is adorned with glacial moraines, turbulent rivers, lofty passes, rocky surfaces, and is enveloped by towering mountains.
Mount Everest Helicopter tour provides a distinctive experience, allowing you to reach the base of Mount Everest in style. Revel in the sheer thrill of soaring above the world's tallest peak and immerse yourself in the glory of the Himalayas. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the incredible beauty of Everest and its surroundings in all their glory, making this exclusive adventure a must-not-miss.
Your journey to Mount Everest Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu begins after an early morning drive to Tribhuwan International Airport. As you ascend from the bustling city on a chopper, leaving the chaos and crowds behind, you'll be treated to unparalleled views. Heading eastbound from the airport, you'll fly over small rural villages on your way to Lukla, with the Himalayan ranges—Langtang, Jugal, Gaurishankar, Rolwaling, and more—unfolding to your left.
Approaching the Everest Region, you'll witness the grandeur of the world's tallest mountain range, marveling at towering peaks such as Mt. Everest (8848.86m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Lhotse Sar (8383m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6812m), Mt. Nuptse (7861m), Mt. Khumbutse (6,665m), and more. From the comfort of your AS350 B3 helicopter, you'll have an unparalleled view of glaciers, valleys, and the remarkable landscape. As you near Everest Base Camp, tiny tents and vibrant flags will come into focus, marking the starting point for many climbers' journeys to the summit. The treacherous Khumbu Icefall, a well known obstacle for climbers, will also be visible.
The return journey from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu on the helicopter is even more thrilling as you traverse through narrow valleys surrounded by towering massifs. Hovering above Kalapathhar peak(5550m), you'll soar above the majestic peaks and valleys of the Himalayas, witnessing the breathtaking beauty of the region like never before. Spectacular views of the Khumbu Glacier and Icefall, along with surrounding mountains like Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam, will unfold.
Heading back towards Kathmandu, you'll observe the transition from the rugged Himalayan terrain to the lush green valleys and forests of Nepal. Flying over charming villages and towns, you'll catch glimpses of daily life among the Nepalese people. Throughout the flight, an experienced pilot and guide will accompany you, offering insights into the region's history, culture, and geology. They'll be available to answer any questions, ensuring your experience is comfortable and enjoyable. Upon landing at Tribhuwan International Airport, your Everest Helicopter Tour in Nepal will culminate.
Mt Everest helicopter tour flight provides the ultimate way to immerse yourself in the magic of Everest and its surroundings. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness one of the planet's most incredible landscapes from a unique and unforgettable perspective. Don't miss out on this exclusive adventure – book your helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp today.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary
Stage I :Flight from Kathmandu Airport - Lukla Airport, Refueling
Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp commences from the airstrip in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The journey takes an eastbound route, offering breathtaking views of villages and rural settlements scattered across the hilly terrain of the country. The aerial route towards Lukla flies over several scenic villages scattered across the eastern Nepalese territory. These includes Jiri, Duerali, Lamjura Pass, Junbensi, Phaplu airport , Taksindo Pass, Nunthala, Kharikhola before you make your landing at Lukla.
Stage II: Flight from Lukla Airport to Pheriche
After your aircraft refuels at Lukla airport, you will take off and head northbound. Your flight trail hovers over Everest base camp trail which includes flying over villages like: Phakding, Manjo, Namche, Syangboche, Khumjung Village, Tengboche Monasteries and Pangboche. From Pangboche, you will make a stopover at Pheriche for shuttling. This flight is picturesque and astounding with a beautiful Himalayas view of Kusum Kangaru, Konde, Kangtega, Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu and top of Mt. Everest.
Stage III : Fly again from Pheriche - towards Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp Panorama Sightseeing and back to Pheriche
The passengers flying from Pheriche will be divided into smaller groups of 2 or 3 pax, so you can have a window seat for yourselves. Further ahead from Pheriche and the whole vista of Everest mountains unveils before your eyes. You will first fly over the rugged and remote landscape of Lobuche and Gorakshep. As you approach Everest Base Camp, you will be bestowed with astounding views of Pumori, Mt. Everest, Mt.Nuptse, Mt.Lhotse and Khumbu Glacier . After an amazing hover over the Everest panorama, you will return towards Pheriche via Kalapathhar. As you land at Pheriche, the chopper will take another group of 2-3 individuals for a roundtrip journey of Everest Base Camp.
Stage IV: Fly Pheriche to Everest View Hotel, Breakfast.
Your helicopter will transport you from Pheriche to Syangboche, an unpaved airstrip located just above Namche Bazaar. From there, you'll proceed to the renowned Everest View Hotel, a prominent landmark in the Everest region. Following breakfast with panoramic views of Everest, you'll reboard the helicopter for your return journey.
Stage V: Fly back to Lukla for refuelling and back to Kathmandu
You will now fly back to Kathmandu from Everest View Hotel. If needed, your Heli will land at Lukla for refueling and further continue the return journey. You will be received at Kathmandu airport by our representatives and then drive to your respective hotels.
Everest Helicopter Tour Cost
Everest Helicopter Tour cost is a worthwhile investment given you will have once-in-a-lifetime experience. The awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas and the unique opportunity to witness the world's highest peak makes it a worthwhile investment for creating lasting and extraordinary memories.
While the Everest Helicopter tour price may appear substantial, the intrinsic value of the experience cannot be overstated. The chance to observe Nepal's stunning landscape from an aerial perspective and the sense of achievement from reaching Everest's summit justify the cost and render it worthwhile. It's worth noting that the Mount Everest Helicopter Tour Price can vary based on the tour operator and the specific package chosen. Nevertheless, it's important to recognize that the cost reflects the level of service, safety measures, and comfort provided throughout the tour.
Mount Everest Helicopter Tour cost
|No of Pax
|Cost per person (USD)
|1299 sharing basis
|1200 private trip
|1000 private trip
Note: The Mt Everest Helicopter Tour Cost is variable and subject to availability of the Helicopters. The cost mentioned above is for reference only and the actual cost may differ based on the time of travel and number of people in the group. Inquire with Himalaya Trip to know more about Everest Helicopter Tour with landing cost.
Everest Helicopter Tour Package
EBC Heli tour Package can be modified into different itinerary based on your travel preferences. There are multiple ways you can travel by Helicopter to the Everest region. Below highlighted are few popular Everest Helicopter Tour Packages, you may choose from:
Everest Helicopter Tour Package
Everest Heli Tour Package involves taking roundtrip helicopter travel of Kathmandu-Everest Base Camp-Kathmandu. The first leg of the trip begins from airport in Kathmandu and you will fly over Nagarkot, the classic Jiri to EBC trail, Jiri before landing in Lukla for refueling. After your refueling, you will fly again headed northbound towards Kala Patthar. After hovering over Everest Base Camp and surrounding spaces, you will fly to Everest View Hotel and have your breakfast with a mesmerizing view. Followingly, you will fly back to Kathmandu.
The Helicopter follow the high way from Kathmandu to Jiri and all the trekking trail From Jiri – Deurali – Lamjura – Taksindo – Lukla – Namche - Syangboche– Tengboche – Dingboche – Lobuche – Kalapather and Everest Base Camp. You will see the trekking trail to Everest Base Camp clearly.
- Chartered Helicopter
- All government tax
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- Passenger insurance
Whats not Included?
- National park entry permits (NRS. 3,000 per person),
- Local Government tax (NRS. 2,000 per person)
- Airport tax (NRS. 1000 per person)
- Breakfast (US$31 per person ) optional.
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Everest Base Camp Trek return by Helicopter
This Heli Tour to Everest involves taking the classic trekking route to Everest Base Camp on foot and returning back by a Helicopter. The usual route to Everest base camp begins from Kathmandu- Lukla flight and traverses through small Sherpa villages such as: Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep reaching EBC. From EBC you will descend to Gorak Shep where a helicopter will be awaiting your arrival. You will then board the chopper and fly back to Kathmandu as the final leg of your journey.
Helicopter Sightseeing Tour from Namche
This helicopter tour package is perfect for those who want to have a short trekking experience but also get the astounding views of Everest Panorama. Hereby, you will first fly on plane to Lukla, trek to Namche and take a sightseeing flight of Everest Highlands on a helicopter. From Namche, you will fly over the rugged terrain of Everest base Camp, then hover over the Cho La Pass and Gokyo Valley before descending at Namche Bazaar. From hereon, you will trek back to Lukla and take a scheduled flight to arrive in Kathmandu.
Gokyo Lakes Trek return by Helicopter
Gokyo Lakes Trek Helicopter return involves making the trip to Gokyo valley on foot and flying back to Kathmandu on a Helicopter. This package shortens your trekking days by at least 3 days reducing the duration of your return journey. You will have picturesque views of EBC, Sherpa villages, Namche Bazaar, Lukla during the Heli flight.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Packing List
- Down or Warm Jacket
- Trekking boots or Comfortable shoes
- Warm gloves
- Sunglasses and sun cream
- Scarfs, shawl
- Warm hat or woolen hat
- Lip guard
- Water bottle and snacks
- Camera with memory card and spare batteries
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of Everest Heli tour depends upon the time of the year and number of pax in a group. Helicopter tours to Everest use AS350 Helicopters that can accommodate upto 5 passengers. Higher the number of people in the group, lower the cost of Heli ride. Also, Spring and Autumn seasons are peak seasons with high cost of operating than other times of the year.
Yes, Helicopter that you will ride will take you to Everest Base Camp and hover over the space. You will have an amazing views of Everest mountains from the base camp. However, Helis are not permitted to land at the base camp, so you will only have aerial view of the mountains.
The Helicopter journey from Lukla to EBC, takes the same pathway as EBC trek. You will fly over several small Sherpa villages located on the EBC Trail. Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep will all be visible during your Helicopter trip from Lukla to EBC. For the most part of your flight, you will fly above Dudhkoshi river which originates from Khumbu glacier in Everest Base Camp.
Yes, with Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return package , you can take the classic route to Everest Base Camp and for your return journey, board a choppe which shall land you in Kathmandu within hours.
Everest Helicopter tour begins from Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will take off from the airport, fly all the way to the base camp and return via the same route. This is an adventurous as well as rewarding trip.
While it is practically impossible to take Helicopter to the summit of Mt.Everest, it is possible for you to fly to Everest base camp and return back on a chopper. This trip usually takes about 3-4 hours to reach the base camp and come back to Kathmandu.
Yes, you can opt for Everest helicopter tour and fly to the Everest base camp within a day and come back. This journey is amazing and comforting as you don't need to trek for days to reach the base camp.
If you take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and explore Lukla for a day and want to go to Everest Base Camp, this kind of option is also available for you. In this way, you will experience a small plane experience and Helicopter experience at the same time. If you take this option, the price will be cheaper compared to taking a helicopter from Kathmandu.
If you trek up to Everest Base camp and on the way back experience the Helicopter flight from EBC to Lukla, this option is always available for you, and most of the trekkers choose this option. If you summit the Kalapatthar or Everest Base Camp, after that if you are really tired, or feeling sick, you will descend very quickly by Helicopter, and helpful to avoid the risk and reduce the number of trip days.
If you are going to trek in the Everest region and want to experience the helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla, this option is always available for you. It costs you US$2500 or US$500 per person.
The Helicopter tour will start and end at Kathmandu. Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter costs you US$1299 per person as per group joining basis.
The Helicopter tour is available all the months in year. March, April, May, October, November, December are the best time to do Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour.
Yeah, there is passenger’s weight limit. Kathmandu to Lukla 500kg or 5 people and Lukla to Everest Base Camp is 250KG or 3 people.
Everest Helicopter tour become very popular everybody from Kathmandu. The tour is possible for child to old people.
Lukla to Everest Base camp Helicopter price is depending the season. We will provide you its price on your requested time.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is a day package. The tour will start at the domestic airport in Kathmand. You will fly to Everest Base Camp via Lukla. On the way back, you will stop at Everest View Hotel to explore more and have a breakfast. And fly back to Kathmandu.
The cost of the helicopter ride over Mount Everest is depending on the group. I have mentioned the price above with details. Please, kindly go through it.
The Helicopter tour organizes to make possible to go to Everest Base Camp. This is possible for everybody.
Available of the trip
We organise small group private trip. If you are 2 or more people in your group, you may book any dates.
The travel insurance is need in case of any emergency. It is recommend to have. If you are doing short and low elevation trek, you can do normal insurance. But if you are doing high altitude or adventure trek, you should have emergency rescue.
Last Minute booking
Normally, trekkers plan the trip before 3-9 months. Some trekkers decide the trip in last minutes. It is also possible to book your trek at last minutes. For the Last minutes booking, you need to make a full payment.
Tipping is highly expected. Our staffs try their best during the trip. After the trip, Tipping is expected. It is not fixed amount or percentage. We recommend the tipping according to their services.
When you are travelling, the safety is most important. For the safety of our clients, we trained our guide and porters. They are all register trekking / Tour / Climbing guide and experience porters.
Extra personal expenses
For the extra expenses, it is good to bring USD / Euro / Pound Sterling or ther currency. You may change to Nepali Rupees (NPR) at Tribhuwan International Airport or near your Hotel in Kathmandu. You will use only Nepali rupees during the trip.
Accept few countries , you will get on arrival Nepal’s Visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport or Nepal board. I recommend to fill up Nepal Visa online form and bring it with you. It will be faster and easy for you and visa fee is recommended to bring cash US dollar. You can’t pay by using credit card.
Trip extension or Itinerary Disclaimer
We organize small group private trip. The trip extension is possible but you have to figure out when you booking the trip.
Group joing and Fixed departure
Most of the time, we have small group private trip. Group joining or fixed departure will be available only at the clients request.
You are not taking all the lugguage on the trek. You will take only necessary gears on the trek and rest of the gears, you will store at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara or in our office in Kathmandu. All the Hotels have free luggage store services. It is more convenient to store at your Hotel.
- Ask permission to photograph people.
- Do not remove or purchase antiques, it is illegal.
- Avoid wearing revealing clothes and avoid outward displays of physical affection.
- Do not anything to disturb environment or wild animals.
Normally, domestic flight is not on time. If you have international flight with domestic connection flight. It is always better to keep some gaps.
For the Booking, we need passport copy, passport size photo by email or What's App and 20% deposit.
Why Himalaya Trip ?
- Fast response
- Small group private trek
- Safety is top priority
- Recommended on TripAdvisor
- Tailor made itinerary
- Seasonal package
- 200 plus trekkers take service every year
- 30-40% repeated customer