A once in a life time experience, Everest Base Camp Helicopter landing tour is a day heli tour to the front face of Mount Everest. The day tours takes you to the Mount Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar for a short time. Similarly, Helicopter landing at Kalapatthar provides the breathtaking view of Mount Everest, Everest Base Camp and Khumbu glacier.
The EBC Helicopter landing tour is one of the best Ariel tour in the world. The helicopter flight landing tour caters the most beautiful views of the Himalayas. The helicopter flight fly over green hills, terraces farming villages and rolling coaster hills to the Everest base camp.
Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour is possible all around the year. Autumn, Spring and Winter are the best seasons as the weather is so amazing. It is always sunny, blue sky and crystal clear views of the Himalayas during this time of the year. It means March to June and September to February.
Everest base camp helicopter landing tour is the best choice if you are looking forward to see Mount Everest. Heli tour is suitable to those who are not physically fit. Also unable trekking Everest Base Camp due to short of time.
EBC Heli flight landing tour is the best way to get wonderful experience of Everest in a day. Before helicopter flight ride, we check the weather and make sure that it is clear before we fly to Everest Base Camp. We have four landings points- two times at Lukla, one at Everest view hotel and one at Kalapattar which is a spectacular viewpoint for Mt. Everest.
The stunning mountain landscapes and Himalayan sceneries will amaze you from beginning to end of the tour. The helicopter fly over rivers, valleys, green rolling hills and dotted terraces and farming villages.
Everest Base Camp helicopter tour starts early in the morning from Kathmandu. We first fly to Lukla, and lands there for a short time to refill fuel. After that we fly above Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pheriche, Lobuche and Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp, and turn to Kalapattar, landing for 8 to 10 minutes to take Everest Photos. We then fly to Everest View Hotel, landing for 30 to 40 minutes to enjoy a great view of whole Everest region. You can also enjoy morning breakfast with tea/coffee. Finally fly back to Lukla, lands again once at Lukla to check fuel and continue return helicopter flight to Kathmandu.
Why Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour
- Sweeping scenic Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Mt. Everest base camp with panoramic views of the Himalayas
- Enjoy impressive Buddhist culture and colorful customs, the Sherpas of Everest.
- Experience a closer view of Mt. Everest and adjoining giant peaks, staying in the comfort of helicopter ride tour.
- An aerial view of the green alpine forest of rhododendron, pine trees to an arctic zone of ice and glaciers.
- Dramatic flight at the foot of the world’s highest Mt. Everest base camp close to Khumbu Ice-falls.
- Helicopter stops at Kalapatthar facing a close view of Everest with time for photos & videos.
- Helicopter stops at Everest view hotel for a hearty breakfast.
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06:00 AM: Transfer from hotel to Kathmandu Airport/ Helipad
06:15 AM: Check-in at Helicopter counter (please bring passport copy)
06:30 AM: Flight to Lukla airport by Heli
07:30 AM: refuel at Lukla
07:50 AM: Flight towards Khumbu and Everest Base camp the river Dudhkoshi.
08:25 AM: Overfly the Everest Base Camp & Land at Kala Patter 5400m for photos and video
08:55 AM: Flight to Syangboche hill view-point - Mt. Everest View Hotel & have the optional Breakfast.
09:35 AM: Ride back to Kathmandu/ may stop at Lukla for fuel
11:50 AM: arrival at Kathmandu domestic airport
01:15 PM: Drive to hotel. (estimated time)
Note:- Timing could change due to weather and Air traffic.
1. Kathmandu to Lukla Airport: 45-minute ride
We will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the Kathmandu airport on a private vehicle. The helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp takes about 45-minutes to arrive at Lukla. The trip takes another 10-15 minutes for refueling at Lukla.
2. Helicopter from Lukla to Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar: 25 minutes (landing time of 10-15 minutes)
After refueling at Lukla, we will board the helicopter for a stunning flight towards Kala Patthar. You can observe the spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of the entire Everest Mahalangur Himalayan range from the top.
Besides that, you can also observe the majestic Tengboche monastery, the Khumbu glacier, and the village settlements around the Everest region. After flying above the incredible Everest Base Camp, you will land in Kala Patthar for 10-15 minutes. The landing at Kala Patthar depends upon the weather conditions.
3. Kala Patthar to Everest View Hotel at Syangboche: 12 minutes (landing time of 30 minutes for breakfast)
After staying in Kala Patthar for 10-15 minutes, you can then proceed to board the flight towards the Everest View Hotel. We will have our breakfast at the famous Everest view hotel.
The Everest view hotel is the highest altitude hotel in the world. The stunning views of Mount Everest and other Himalayan ranges are breathtaking. We spend around 30 minutes for lunch at the hotel and then board the helicopter for the flight back to Lukla.
4. Syangboche to Kathmandu via Lukla: 1 hour 20 minutes.
After a delicious meal, we fly from Syangboche to Lukla for fueling and then fly back to Kathmandu. The scenic flight back takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes as we ride above the mountains overlooking the mountain peaks and green valleys below.
5. Pick up and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu.
After the beautiful Everest Base Camp helicopter flight landing tour, we will drop you at your hotel. You can relax and celebrate the completion of this short but incredible Everest Helicopter tour in Nepal.
- Helicopter flight to Mt. Everest.
- All landing charges.
- Value added tax and service charge.
- All official taxes
What's not included?
- All your food and drinks.
- National park fees ( 30 USD ) 3390 NRS. if applicable
- Khumbu Village developers (Tax 18 USD) 2000 NRS if applicable.
- Airport Tax. ( 1.5 USD ) 200 NRS.
Booking Terms & Conditions
The total cost of the Helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp for a group of 5 persons with 500 Kgs altogether is USD 1050 plus FSC per person. However, if you are less than the required number of people, the total cost may increase and conditions may apply.
Payments by Bank Transfer:
You can email us with your desired date and the details.
We will provide you with the detailed costs of the given trip as soon as possible.
Email us the details after the bank transfer has been made
You will be provided with receipts at most 12 hours after the amount gets credited into our account
You should send your copy of passport along with the payment details.
For booking the trip, you need a copy of your passport and 20% of advance deposit which is non refundable. The final sum must get paid as you arrive in Nepal in government approved payment means of cash, visa / mastercard, traveler’s cheques etc. You are liable for other Bank service charges regarding the transfer or draft of bank.
All the packages are on sharing basis. Your individual expenses during the trip is your responsibility. You should take care of your personal belongings on your own. We are not liable for any case of loss, theft or robbery during the trip.
We hold the right to customize and change the itinerary, route, length and others in case of any emergency like weather difficulties, altitude sickness or personal injury, etc.
We request you to listen to our professional guides and refrain from any anti social or illegal activities. We provide genuine services with the aim of 100% customer satisfaction. For quick information / quick answer : Direct call , Viber /WhatsApp : +977 9851023742 (Jitendra) or Email: email@example.com
Safety Notes for Everest Helicopter Tour
Safety notes for Everest Helicopter Flight:
Wear seat-belt during flight
Never leave the assigned seats during board. Sometimes the pilot needs to re-position the helicopter even after touching down the helipad.
Do not throw any objects from the helicopter during the flight.
Never smoke unless the Captain indicates that it is safer to do.
Do not change or stand from your allocated seat.
Let the pilot see you! Always enter and exit the helicopter from the side or front. Thank you for your co-operation.
Helicopter Model use on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
The AS350b3e series of helicopters get flown in the Himalayas. These helicopters are manufactured in the United States of America by Euro copter, and Bell Helicopters. They are especially designed for high altitude conditions.
We use B3+, B-3, B-2, models of Helicopters that are ideal for flying in the mountains. These versatile helicopters are extensively used in the rescue operation around the Everest base camp region as well. On our Everest helicopter tour from Kathmandu to Syangboche, we can accommodate a maximum of 6 persons on the B-3+ engine.
However, the maximum weight allowed in the Syangboche to Everest base camp / Kalapathar is 250 KG. Hence, as the weight limit exceeds, the helicopter needs to take turns for shuttle from Syangboche – Everest base camp – Kalapathar – Syangboche. We can accommodate 3 travelers at a time in one shuttle.
The rest can enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Everest while waiting for their turn. As the first group of travelers come back you can proceed for the Everest base camp tour. We will fly down to Lukla and then to Kathmandu after the beautiful everest helicopter tour.
Helicopter Flight Notes
The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing depends entirely upon the weather conditions.
The unfavorable weather conditions makes the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing difficult
Flight around the Everest region gets delayed or cancelled frequently.
You can also get some extra time during the flight upon request to observe some of the prominent sites.
The pilot may land the helicopter at a convenient place in challenging conditions.
You can customize your trip based upon your preference and schedule.
Rescheduling is an option in case the flight gets cancelled or delayed due to the unexpected weather conditions.
EBC Helicopter Landing Tour Cost & Dates
Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing flight cost USD 900 +99 fuel surcharge=USD 999 per person if group sharing with 5 pax. Best and reasonable affordable price, book now, call at(+977) 985 102 3742 (24 hrs on What's App). Everest helicopter tour in group joining discount - best budget package cost USD 999 per person with fuel charges (if 5 pax flying together). If less pax needs to adjust the more cost. Luxury Charter / Private flight available every day please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org now.
Weight Restriction & Extra Cost for EBC Helicopter tour.
On top of helicopter tour cost, clients need to pay extra Mount Everest National park fees USD 30 (local Nepalese rupees Rs. 3000) each, and Kathmandu Airport tax cost USD 2 each. Everest view hotel Breakfast extra - depend on choices of foods and drinks.
Weight restrictions: Weight must be average including camera, jacket, and small day packs, for 3 pax flying in one flight must be under 240 kg, up to 5 pax flying together weight must be under 480 kg. Every extra shuttle at extra cost only.
Weather/Climate on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
The weather depends on the season, Everest Base Camp helicopter landing tour is possible all the year around except monsoon seaso. July to mid-September will be wet but much greener with heavy moisture.
The best time will be from September to May, in Spring, wildflowers are in full bloom around 2,000 m to 3,000 m high. The tree lines and vegetation declines for rough arctic terrain, the temperature will be 15 to 20 degree Celsius during the day with sunlight, morning and evening can be much cooler with a minimum of 0 to 15 degree celsius not counting the wind chill factors.
As the flight takes you to land above 4,000 m temperature drops in the shade as well in the morning and evening time, day will be clear with strong sunlight and UV (due to drop in oxygen and air pressure on high elevation) , where you need a strong sunscreen to avoid sunburn in direct sunlight.
Mid-September to December will be the clearest weather but with short days minimum of -05 to -10 degree Celsius in the morning and night time with a maximum of 15-20 degree during the day in full sunlight, also depends upon the altitude and areas of a visit.
December to March will be the coldest months with chances of snows with a minimum of -10 to -15 degree celsius with maximum 15-18 degree celsius without wind chill factor, however, most of the day time will be clear with fine blue sky.
Packing list for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing is a short duration trip. You don’t need to pack heavy equipment or gears. A nice day pack with warm clothing would be enough for the journey. An oxygen cylinder remains on standby if necessary.
Thermals and insulating down jacket for Everest Base Camp / Kalapathar landing
Woolen Gloves, socks and hats
Wind/waterproof down jacket, trouser
An excellent camera to capture memories
Sunscreens, Sunglasses and lip balms
Some Light snacks, chocolates, dry fruits
2 Bottles of water
Everest helicopter flight starting from 2,800 meters towards 4,200 meters and land at 5450 meters and with lightweight can fly higher in some areas 7000 meters if there is no wind.
This air bus Eurocopter B3 model helicopter had test flight nad landed on the top of Mount Everest. Commercial flight land at Kalapather view point of Everest base camp not at the summit of Mount Everest, after acquiring special permission; it also depends on the weather and as well best stopping areas, where sometimes could be hard for landing while windy and cloudy might bother the landing area. But we will try our best to fulfil your promise and dreams from our side.
We will have our lunch at the Everest view hotel (Syangboche), which is the highest placed hotel in the world. The expansive menu of the hotel at such a high altitude will surprise you. You can also carry light snacks to munch on during the flight. You can take at most two bottles of water for the trip. Besides that, you can also find water and other drinks at the Everest view hotel as well.
At first sending the advance trip payment to our company in our Bank account provided where you must fill forms with detail of your passport with expire dates, most important the trip of your choice and then sending a transfer minimum of 50 % advance trip payment, which is non-refundable to secure your booking well in advance.
On receiving your details of following document like a passport with scanned or photocopy, along with booking forms, then we will send you a full confirmation letter with a deposit as well a receipt of advance trip payment.
You can contact us for direct transfer to deposit in our bank account and as well with Credit Card payment, we do accept Visa / Master Card or any other safe and widely used Credit Card with extra 04 % surcharge as levy charge. We also accept PayPal and online payment as well.
Yes, we have formed a sharing group so all solo or couple travelers can contact us and join our existing group. allow flexible dates and let us know your preferred date too. sharing flight helps to reduce the cost of helicopter flight to mount Everest base camp.
Yes, we can communicate to your Insurance company and arrange rescue/air ambulance service/helicopter charter form Everest base camp region.
Yes, we always have an oxygen cylinder for an emergency.
If someone get sick in the group, a fellow trekker in the group has to descend, then a porter/assistant guide would go with them. So the person descending would be well looked after and it would not impact on the rest of the group's experience. Emergencies are dealt with by the guide and depending on the severity. In a serious case evacuation would be by helicopter.
Yes, we provide a charter chopper service to the Mount Everest base camp. Our price for private helicopter cost is very reasonable and fair. We guarantee the best cost and service with our experienced pilots and guides. If you share the helicopter it cost cheaper based on 5-6 pax sharing persons, if you want to charter a private Helicopter it cost a little bit higher. For the discounted price please contact us.
Weather in Mount Everest is hard to predict, we call local people and get a live update. During monsoon, it might affect but usually, the early morning flights are beautiful.
Yes, Trek slowly to Mount Everest base camp and call us for Helicopter pick up service, no need to walk back the same way down.
Yes, we have all the options of this flights on our scheduled flight dates and Need to confirm one day before the flight. We pick you up by helicopter after you complete Everest base camp trek - this is also called Everest base camp helicopter trek. Call us in this number for this service +977 98510 23 742.
If bad wind- safety first so can't land at Kalapather Everest base camp if the wind is worse. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
Mount Everest base camp helicopter landing tour cost-USD 999 per person, extra cost USD 30 each for Everest National park, Breakfast at hotel Everest view cost USD 32 per person.
It is 90 miles round trip from Lukla to Mount Everest base camp, 45 miles each way. 10 to 12 days for trekking. And allow a couple of days acclimatization. Do not trek continuously. If you have less time and looking for a day adventure to Bas camp then book a Helicopter in private or shared with an existing group.
The helicopter lands at Kalapather viewpoint or the Everest Base Camp but not at the summit of Mount Everest. Special permission is required, and the weather around the region might also affect the landing process.
This helicopter lands at Kalapatthar for about 10 to 15 minutes for sightseeing and pictures.
The helicopter can hold an additional 2 minutes on a special request but not more than that. It is a bit risky to stop the helicopter longer at high altitude because of low oxygen levels. Furthermore, the helicopter cannot get switched off completely while landing at the Kala Patthar due to low oxygen levels and temperatures.
The helicopter stops for around 30 minutes at the Syangboche ( Hotel Everest View) for breakfast.
All our pilots and crew are well-experienced professionals with decades of experience in the helicopter aviation sector. We believe in Eco-tourism and responsible tourism that respects the local culture and history and traditional life of the villagers. We promote tourism that does not hamper the pristine environment of the region.
All our crew members, including the pilot and the ground staff, have strong medical knowledge and can help you in any emergency condition. They are well equipped in first aid and also provide helicopter evacuation if necessary.
We do not have pressurized cabin helicopters in Nepal. We fly B3-E Helicopter which does not require a pressurized cabin.