Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 5
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest Base Camp

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 5

About this trip

 Nepal Everest Private Helicopter flight Tour Cost – private Ride at the lowest cost.
‘takes you high within the backdrop of the world's highest Mt. Everest’

Nepal Private Helicopter flight cost with landing at Base Camp is a one-day trip flight from Kathmandu on a spacious Air Bus 350 B3 model.


Everest base camp helicopter tour experience allows interested and eager

travelers to enjoy the panorama of the Himalayan range of peaks.

As well being close in front of the world's tallest Mt. Everest rises at 8,848.86 m

/ 29,031.7 feet high. A great way to view Mt. Everest in the comfort of a spacious

seated helicopter, a pleasant joy, and a scenic ride. 

The Everest base camp helicopter experience is one of the best opportunities and

the perfect means of getting close to giant Himalayan peaks. One can enjoy the

joy ride for an hour or two with a close backdrop of the mighty Himalayas.

Experience the smooth and scenic flight on a Helicopter, rather than trekking for

more than ten days. Where the cost comes equally the same, taking a ride on a

helicopter saves time, the easiest and fastest means. 

Everest base camp helicopter landing tour, a flight of enchantment to experience

once in a lifetime. A great way to view and immerse within the world's highest

Himalayan towering peaks, with dramatic landscape scenery. 

An enjoyable thrill on the Himalayan blue sky above the dramatic rolling green

hills, and verdant valleys dotted with farm villages. The air distance of 160 k.m.

from Kathmandu to Everest base camp. The helicopter makes a smooth landing at

the base of Kalapathar hill, the vantage for close views of Mt. Everest.


The weather is at its best early morning of good seasons of time, transfer from

the hotel to Kathmandu domestic airport. After going through a security check

and formalities get on board a nice small chopper. 

Greeted by airline staff and the pilot of the airship, being seated on spacious and

enough leg rooms. 

As the helicopter takes off, facing tremendous views of Kathmandu city and the

valley, surrounded by green tiers of hills. After picking up the height enjoy a

panorama of Ganesh and Manaslu Himal with Langtang and Jugal Himal range.

The chopper then heads east facing excellent views of Mt. Gaurishankar and a

glimpse of Mt. Everest. As the Helicopter swirls round above the Lukla town

heading north following the Dudh Koshi glacial river.

Flying further higher with views of famous Namche Bazaar down below

overlooking grand scenery of green hills with surrounding peaks.

The views of Mt. Everest appear as a Helicopter reaches above Tengboche

Monastery amidst a beautiful forest. Slowly the chopper leads north past

Pangboche village and Pheriche, Lobuche settlements reaching around Everest

base camp.

Enjoy the views of arctic zone landscapes with remorseless fields of ice and

glaciers and massif Khumbu Ice-fall. From the base, the view of 

Mt. Everest is not visible. The pilot makes a soft landing below the base of high

Kalapathar Hill at 5,250 m / 17,192 feet high.

The historical spot, where World's highest Environment day meeting was held on

December 4th, 2009. A lovely place to catch picturesque views of Mt. Everest with

surrounding giant peaks that towers above the scenic Helipad.

Mid-afternoon the area could be quite windy on this beautiful spot, the pilot has

much responsibility for the safety of passengers. Then getting back on

comfortable seats, after a breathtaking scenery of the world's highest peaks.

Leaving the spectacular viewpoints, as Helicopter heads south to land at another

best scenic spot. A short landing at the premises of Everest View Hotel, where one

can enjoy having breakfast and refreshments. 

Facing the grand looks of Mt. Everest having a pleasant rest on the balcony of the

world's highest hotels.

Located at 3,880 m high above Namche Bazaar on a scenic ridge, surrounded by

beautiful tall rhododendron and pine trees.

After a wonderful refreshing stop, the Helicopter flight continues with a possible

short stop in Lukla for refuelling. Bidding farewell to the high places of Khumbu and

Everest region, as the chopper heads back to Kathmandu.

On landing at Kathmandu airport transfer to your hotel. After a most exciting thrill

and enjoyable moment on the Everest base camp helicopter tour experience.


The Everest base camp helicopter tour experience is certainly a well-worth

adventure for a few hours. Depending upon the best time of the season-wise, one

can fly on this exciting Everest base camp tour. Nearly all months of the year,

except the monsoon wet times of summer from June till early September.

The best and most favourable seasons are spring and autumn/fall, the spring starts

from March to May. The autumn/fall begins from September to November,

however, one can enjoy Everest base camp helicopter flight. During the Christmas

and New Year Holidays time of December and January, where most days are fine

with clear blue sky. Facing super views of Mt. Everest and an array of peaks with a

bright sunny morning. But can be much cold with a freezing wind-chill factor to

experience during winter times.

Please Note:

The helicopter may land and might not at Everest base camp, depending upon

pilot decisions, due to rough ground of moraines, ice, and glaciers.

The Helipad that existed has been wiped by the rock fall and movement of

glaciers. The best is at the base of Kala Pathar for a safe and soft landing, as well

as for great views of Mt. Everest at a close distance.

What’s included

  • Sharing or Private
    On Helicopter Day Flight includes sharing seating arrangements for up to 5 pax. Private flight also available.
  • Permit
    Applicable Permit arrangement service only (Fees extra and pay locally in the mountain)
  • Service of Excort
    Service of escort his / her daily wages-medical insurance, meals, and transportation allowance.


Day 1
Flight to Everest Base Camp and Back to Kathmandu

Best Package offer for helicopter tour Everest base camp with landing  Cost / best price.

One day activities of Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight with Landing tour Itinerary:

Private charter flight or sharing small group joining to minimize the Everest base camp helicopter tour cost. Embark on the flight of a lifetime to Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour, fly to Luka by Airbus H125 a Eurocopter 350 B3 helicopter, continue to Base camp and land at the viewpoint for Photos of Everest and more........

Itinerary of Everest base camp Helicopter tour with landing flight at Kalapather Base camp.

05:50 AM: Transfer from hotel to Kathmandu Airport Helipad - Elevation 1300 meter.
Our Everest base camp Helicopter tour guide and driver receives you at the hotel. Then drive to airport, before departing the hotel, please wear warm jackets, gloves, trousers, sunglasses recommended. Carry water bottles, light snacks, dry foods and if you take any regular medicine please keep in your hand bag. If you like to carry packed breakfast can bring with you. From the hotel to airport distance of 15 to 20 minutes drives. Do not carry fire items on helicopter fight.

06:15 AM: Check-in at Helicopter counter (please bring passport copy)

At the airport can expect check-up and queue going through an ex-ray machine.
Our Everest base camp helicopter staff will ask for the passport copies, as well weighing the body weight which is most important for landing helicopter at base camp or near about close to the world’s tallest mountain. After getting the boarding pass security check and then enter the main waiting hall, might have to wait some time.
As the airlines announce the time of our flight, and then proceed towards the helipad. At the Helipad waiting and making sure for the weather forecast towards Everest base camp, if it’s good enough to fly. As well waiting to get permission from the airport tower, meantime the captain will provide safety briefing of the Helicopter flight.
Learn to handle the doors, and how to get in and out off from the helicopter. Always use the front part of the helicopter for exiting and entering but Never ever go towards the tail of the chopper. When stopping at high altitude the captain does not turn off the engines, the seats arrangements keeps changing taking turns to catch the best views. If you need oxygen ask our captain for emergency use.

06:40 AM: Flight to Lukla airport by Helicopter.

Elevation 2,800 meter/ 9,000 feet Take off time varies on different seasons, once the air-traffic gives the authorization depending upon the promising weather forecast, and then taking off flying towards east. If the weather is clear grand views of Mt. Manaslu on far west, with Mt, Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Dorje Lakpa. The flight offers more than views of Everest with wide panorama of Himalayan peaks, you will be busy taking pictures of stunning scenery of rolling green hills with farm terraces which is more than 3000 of years making the terraces from one generation to another.
The high hills are covered in dense forest of rhododendron, pines and fir trees facing cluster of farm villages which draws your attention. The scenery of rivers and beautiful landscapes makes you busy with the cameras. As the chopper heads to east after 15 minutes of flight grand views Mt. Gaurishankar and Melung-Tse peaks, that borders Nepal and Tibet. Regarded as a holy mountain, where Nepal Standard and Greenwich Time Meriden passes through, the Nepal time follows with the early sunrise making quite unique from rest of the world. Similarly to our national flag which triangular shaped like the jagged Himalaya range. Once the Helicopter passes through Lamjura-La high ridge at 3,500 meter (11, 000 feet) can catch a quick glimpse of Mt. Everest and Lhotse, an opportunity for picture with first look of Mt. Everest and surrounding giant peaks.
Slowly heading north to land at Luka town Tenzing and Hillary Airport at 2,800 meter high, a unique mountainous airstrip for landing and take-off. But for the helicopter makes a safe and smooth landing, one of the highlight and charm of the flight.

07:40 AM: Unloading return fuel  for the same helicopter at Lukla airport 10-12 minutes.

While the pilot and ground staff unloads the fuel, you will have brief time for refreshment and to use the rest room. Most hotels and lodge or public restrooms have small room for toilet, and please carry toilet paper with you. Can have an opportunity to witness the smaller planes landing and taking off, will be an impressive to catch in your cameras and taking videos.
Luka is the starting and ending point for Everest base camp of 2 weeks treks. Lucky that you are in Everest base camp helicopter tour to experience the shortest way to land and enjoy. You may switch seats, we recommend that you wear a warmer dress not that we have a quick ascend, but from here onward the temperature gets much colder.

07:50 AM: Helicopter Flight towards Khumbu and Everest Base camp via the river Dudh-Kosi. (If we are flying more than 3 persons or more than 250 kg we have to split the group from Pheriche and shuttle back and forth on the same helicopter.) Elevation 4, 200 meter/13, 00 feet.
Once taking off, following the Dudh-Kosi River, which flows from the glaciers near Everest base camp, called Khumbu glacier. Along the flight views of villages with many lodges and tea houses where trekkers and climbers follows the route within rhododendron and pine forested trail. After a short time views of Namche Bazaar, Khumjung and Phortse on the left side, from here onwards approaching facing view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam in front.
On the left side views of Mt. Cho-Oyu, the 6th world highest peaks, as Heli fly above famous and the largest, as well the highest Monastery of Tengboche.
Where a colorful religious festival held called Mani-Rimdu, celebration takes place in late October or in early November as per Tibetan Buddhist Lunar calendar. The flight passes above Pangboche to reach at Pheriche a moderate size settlement with many nice hotels and lodge at the height of 4, 200 meter (13000 feet). 
The captain might land here to split the group of 2 person and 3 person dividing the weight of 250 kg or less. As the group can wait at Pheriche and enjoy taking photos and videos, the first group continue to Everest base camp by Helicopter. Where the same helicopter does the shuttle ferrying passengers back and forth.

08:25 AM: Helicopter Overfly the Everest Base Camp & Land at Kala Patter 5, 250 meter/ 17, 225 feet for photos and video of a lifetime experience.
The chopper proceeds above Thukla, with views of Cho-La pass on the left, Lobuche peak and Lobuche small settlement with some lodges around. Views of lofty peak of Mt. Pumori appears, and the flying over Khumbu glacier, and at Gorakshep the last settlement on route base camp. The helicopter makes a tour above Everest base camp were Mountaineering Expedition set their tented camps.
On high season of Expedition observe the climbers preparing their climbing and having rest for acclimatization at the base camp, April and May are the busy time of expeditions. At the Everest base camp there is no helipad due to the movement and activeness of the glacier. Where pilot will make a soft landing at nice view point spot on the base of high Kalapathar Hill. At approx. 17, 225 feet, from this scenic point enjoy majestic views of Mount Everest at a mere distance. Facing surrounding giant peaks of Nuptse, Khumbutse, Ama Dablam and Pumori with array of peaks. Once the helicopter stops on the ground at the base of Kalapathar please walk on the front of a chopper. Enjoy taking photos and videos, the main highlight of the Everest base camp Helicopter flight and landing tour. A mesmerizing views of a life time experience, can ask other passenger to take photos. As well with each other, or can request the captain too, enjoy the moment for about ten minutes, then board in the helicopter flying back to Pheriche to join with other co-passengers.

08:45 AM: Flight to Syangboche hill view-point - Mt. Everest View Hotel with options for Breakfast and refreshment. Elevation 3,880 meter/ 12, 000 feet.

On completing the Helicopter shuttles, flight continues heading towards Hotel Everest View and hour to relax and to enjoy Breakfast or other warm refreshment. Famous and popularly called Everest for Breakfast. Enjoy the life time experience having breakfast in the shade of mighty peaks of Ama Dablam and Mt. Everest. The Hotel has facilities for free WiFi at present. This is one of the highest deluxe and luxury hotel probably in the world, established 50 years ago by a Japanese who loved this spot with grand view of Mt Everest. Most trekkers and Helicopter passengers enjoy the breakfast at the terrace facing marvelous view of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Tawache and Thamserku.

09:45 AM: Ride back to Kathmandu/ may stop at Lukla for fuel. After an hour free leisure and relaxing stop, then fly back to Lukla for refuel the helicopter and continue the joy ride back to Katmandu.

11:45 AM: Arrival at Kathmandu domestic airport. Once reaching at the airport, drive to the arrival section of the domestic terminal.

01:15 PM: Drive to hotel. Our guide and driver will be at disposal and receives you at the car parking area, welcomes you back. We will request for the feed-backs after a wonderful experience on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. Enjoying amazing scenery close views of Mt. Everest from the base of Kalapathar view point. Hope everyone is happy and glad that you joined on this amazing Helicopter Tour and then check your Bucket list.

Note:- The timing of Helicopter flight might change due to weather condition and Air traffic..

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing flight is the most exhilarating and fascinating lifetime episode in Nepal Himalayas provides the nearest view of Mount Everest in a day. Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing flight starts from Kathmandu to Lukla airport with 45 minutes ride and fueling ground time of 10 minutes. Lukla to Mt. Everest base camp Kala patthar by helicopter flight time 15 minutes and landing time of 10 minutes. Kala Patthar to Mt. Everest view hotel with a helicopter 12 minutes ride and landing time 55 minutes for Breakfast. Hotel Everest view to Lukla to Kathmandu by Helicopter 65 minutes ride. Total EBC flight duration of 4.00 hours. Starting early (6:00 AM) from the hotel transfer to Kathmandu domestic air terminal for superb panoramic flight, comfortable seats with space for leg rooms, large glass window where you can marvel impressive scenery.

After getting in the chopper, where captain might have co-pilot sometimes depending upon the size of a group, having only one pilot where you can have the honour seating next to the captain facing commanding views in-front. After a seating arrangement flying over Kathmandu valley catching views of Ganesh - Manaslu - Langtang and Jugal Himal range of peaks with Gaurishanker and Melung Tse peaks. As the flight swirls above rolling green hills past Dolkha village around Jiri village heading past Lamjura-la pass of 3,560 m high covered in thick alpine forest of rhododendron-magnolia-pines and oaks trees, our air journey continues for about 45 minutes from the take-off. Flying high with awesome views of Himalayan chain of mountains includes Mt. Everest and then landing at Lukla unique airstrip known as Tenzing & Hillary airport tribute to legendary mountaineers who first conquered Mt. Everest on May 29th, 1953.

At Lukla where chopper lands for refueling as well for refreshment in an excellent lodge with fine restaurants and bakeries, here with time to observe local Sherpa traditional life interwoven with Buddhist culture. Lukla at an altitude of 2,820 m. high, a door to various Everest trekking-mountaineering and other adventure walks, from Lukla after ten minutes stops then flying high into Dudh Kosi River gorge in between Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru with Thamserku peaks, as the chopper whirls high above Namche Bazaar. Flying over with a view of famous colorful Namche Bazaar where busy Saturday Market takes place every week, Namche the hub and main Sherpa capital of Khumbu region within Everest.

The flight continues higher facing an awesome panorama of snow peaks with Mt. Everest and majestic Amadablam and then landing (only special flights with extra cost) at scenic Thyangboche near its famous old Buddhist monastery. A charming spot surrounded by snow-capped peaks with close views of Amadablam- Everest and other peaks, located within the green forest. Time permitting visit the famous monastery where you can observe monks and priest in prayer halls, where climbers and mountaineers receive blessing from the high priest for a safe and successful climb on Everest and other high peaks. From Thyangboche flight continue towards Mt. Everest Base Camp above beautiful Khumbu valley surrounded with world highest peaks and then landing at Kalapathar near Gorakshep at above 5,180 m high, this place once an original base camp, located beneath the lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapatthar rocky viewpoint hill.

After a brief stop helicopter flies towards Everest Base Camp above moraine and ice to reach base camp, here enjoy the view of tumbling and notorious Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers. After a marvelous and exciting time with an adventure of a lifetime experience retrace the air journey back to Kathmandu with glorious memorable time on a Helicopter flight to mt. Everest Base Camp.

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