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    Trip Style : Luxury Tour Sightseeing
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    Trip Difficulty : Luxurious Style
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    Trip Guide : Experienced Pilot and Team
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    Destination : Everest Base Camp, Nepal
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    Max Altitude : 5550 Meters (18,208Ft)
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    Daily Walking Hours : 4 hours Helicopter Ride
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    Accomodation: Accommodation on Your Own
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    Food : No Meals (Breakfast can be Provided)
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    Start-End : Kathmandu - Kathmandu
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    Transport : Car/Van/Bus & Helicopter
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    Best Season : good for All Season
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    Places to cover : Lukla, Everest View Hotel, Kala Pattar, Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Overview

One of the most popular short packages in Nepal, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing tour takes you from Kathmandu City deep into the Himalayas near the highest mountain. Fly from Nepal’s capital city Kathmandu up to the world’s highest base camp (5,364m/17,598ft) at the foot of Mt Everest.

What is the duration of this Trip?

Just in half a day, you’ll be able to stand in front of Mt Everest and enjoy the views of the surrounding Himalayas! We organize this incredible scenic helicopter tour in Nepal for almost a whole year around. But to get the best experience and views it is recommended to book the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing tour during the spring or fall/autumn season. This way the aerial views will be clear, and you’ll be able to enjoy the best of this short helicopter tour to Mt Everest.

The landing point of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing tour is near Kala Patthar Hill. This “black” hill with an elevation of 5,644m/18,519ft is also known as a popular viewpoint during the Everest Base Camp trek. From here you can get the best views of Mt Everest and the surrounding Himalayas! Taking only about one hour as a one-way trip the Kathmandu to Kala Patthar helicopter tour in Nepal is the best way to see the Himalayas up close without the hassle of trekking, and having to deal with permits, etc.

So, for those who do not have the travel time to trek to Mt Everest, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter day tour with landing is the best alternative. Furthermore, you won’t have to deal with acclimatization or the risk of getting afflicted by the dreaded mountain sickness syndrome! Also, the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp is suitable for all ages.

We have had seniors aged above 70 and juniors as young as 7 years fly by helicopter to Everest Base Camp without any issues whatsoever. We even find that more and more families enjoy the landing helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp and have great bonding and family time.

Bookings open for October, November and December 2023 with attractive discounts:

Breakdown Cost:
01 Pax: US$ 4000 Total
02 Pax: US$ 2000 Per Person
03 Pax: US$ 1300 Per Person
04 Pax: US$ 1000 Per Person
05 Pax: US$ 800 Per Person

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How does a day during the EBC Helicopter Tour Look Like?

Starting early in the morning the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Kathmandu and a short drive to the Tribhuvan National Airport. Once here we step into the helicopter, and take off! The Heli lands at Lukla to refuel and continues to Everest Base Camp for a fly-by. You’ll notice at the start of the helicopter flight to Mt Everest the scenery below is quite green and hilly. From Lukla, the scenery changes into a more Trans-Himalayan and barren Himalayan landscape. The helicopter lands depending on the number of passengers first at Pheriche and then at Kala Patthar, from where you’ll be able to see incredible Himalayan views.

Having enjoyed some time checking out the Himalayas from the ground the helicopter tour continues. Since, we left in the early morning, instead of flying straight back to Kathmandu we stop at the world-famous Everest View Hotel for a delicious and luxurious breakfast while gazing at the Himalayas! Well known as one of the highest-located luxury hotels the Everest View Hotel is also a popular spot during trekking in the Everest region! Have breakfast and a hot beverage, meet trekkers, and enjoy the views for a last time as from here we fly back by helicopter to Kathmandu. Once back at the airport in Kathmandu (now afternoon), we will transfer you back to your hotel and conclude the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing tour.

Due to our good service, the Everest Helicopter tour remains one of our top-selling packages! Our guests enjoy the Himalayas in a short half a day helicopter tour from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp. Our helicopters have 5 places each, with window seats to get the best aerial views as well. Book today a helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp and enjoy a luxurious and comfortable way to travel into the Himalayas.

Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

While a short tour takes about half a day there are a few main highlights that you can expect during a helicopter tour to Everest. You’ll be able to see some of the highest Himalayan Mountains of the world from a bird’s eye view as well as from the ground.  Some of the mountains that you can see with the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour:

  • Mt Everest (8,849m/29,032ft)
    Mt Nuptse (7,861m/25,791ft)
    Mt Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft)
    Mt Ama-Dablam (6,812m/22,349ft)
    Mt Kanchenjunga (8,586m/28,169ft)
    Mt Thamserku (6,608m/21,680ft)
    Mt Makalu (8,463m/27,766ft)
    Mt Cho Oyu (8,188m/26,864ft)


Besides seeing the Himalayas up close you also be able to experience the Everest trail from above and see how the trail leads to Everest Base Camp from a bird’s eye view! Another highlight of the Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp is a stop at Pheriche and Kala Patthar. The black hill, also the highest point on the ground (5,644m/18,519ft) during the helicopter flight to Everest, offers incredible ground views of the surrounding Himalayas and is also said to be the best viewpoint to see Mt Everest.

Lastly, another highlight of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is breakfast at the Everest View Hotel. Flying back from Kala Patthar the Heli makes a stop at Syangboche. Here at the Everest View Hotel, you’ll be able to see some of the last views of the Himalayas and Mt Everest while having a delicious breakfast or hot beverage.

Is it safe to fly by helicopter to Everest Base Camp?

Yes, it is safe to fly by helicopter to Everest Base Camp. The highest point of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing tour is at Kala Patthar (5,644m/18,519ft), which is a bit higher than EBC. As there is no overnight in the Himalayas during the EBC helicopter tour, and we don’t spend a long time at this altitude. There is no risk of getting any illness such as acute mountain sickness. We have had many travelers with disabilities enjoy the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp without any issues whatsoever.

Furthermore, having operated the Everest Helicopter tour for many years, we book only the best pilots and the best aircraft to take you safely to Everest Base Camp. Don’t hesitate, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is a safe trip of a few hours. See Mt Everest and the Himalayas up close and be back before lunch.

What to Wear during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

Since you won’t be trekking and don’t need numerous gear, clothes, etc. You might want to bring a back bag with some useful things! Flying by helicopter from Kathmandu to Everest means you’ll be switching climates in a short time. From the more hot and temperate Kathmandu to the cold and windy barren Himalayas. The question would be, what should you bring or wear during the Helicopter Landing tour to Everest Base Camp? Here is a list of things you might want to bring or wear with you during the helicopter tour to Everest:

  • You’ll want to be prepared for the cold and wear an extra set of warm cloths
  • Up high the sun’s UV radiation is on a different level, be sure to pack sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • You’ll want to protect your head and hands from the elements, bring a woolen hat, a neck shawl, and gloves
  • You could also pack a bottle of hot water, and some snacks such as dried fruits, nuts, or energy bars

You’ll be spending some time at Pheriche, (4,371m/14,340ft). Not at the village but at an open landing zone in between the Himalayas. During this time you can roam around and check out the views before flying further to Kala Patthar. Both places (depending on the season) can be very windy. So be prepared and know what you should bring or carry during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing tour.

Conditions that need to be met for the Helicopter Tour to EBC

Helicopters have their weight limits, versus the altitude they need to fly. For example, the higher you fly the less carrying weight is required. There are a few conditions that need to be met for the Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp (EBC). All of our helicopters can fit a max of 5 passengers. The total weight capacity cannot exceed 500kgs/1,102lbs. Helicopter flights to Everest Base Camp carrying 3 passengers can fly directly to Everest Base Camp’s Kala Patthar but 5 passenger flights need to make a stop at Pheriche.

At altitudes above 4,000m/13,123ft the weight limit for flying a helicopter to Everest Base Camp changes to a max 250kg/551lbs. This means the helicopter will make a stop at Pheriche and fly in 2 turns to Kala Patthar. During this time you’ll be able to spend some time at Pheriche checking out the views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Kangtega, and Mt Thamserku. So, in short, these are the conditions required for flying by helicopter to Everest:

  • Per helicopter up to 5 passengers and 1 pilot
  • Maximum weight limit up to 4,000m/13,123ft is 500kgs/1,102lbs (Stops at Pheriche)
  • Maximum weight limit above 4,000m/13,123ft is 250kg/551lbs (Flies directly to Kala Patthar)
  • The average recommended weight per passenger should be ±80kg/176lbs

If you are over the average recommended weight per passenger, you can still fly to Everest Base Camp by helicopter as these are averages and your co-passengers weights will help equalize it to be capable to fly.

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Best Time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

As mentioned above you can book the Everest Helicopter tour the whole year around. But there are of course the best times of the year to book a chopper flight to Everest Base Camp! Check out our list of months and what you can expect during them:

December to end-February, or the winter season in Nepal:

During winter you can book a helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp. It is possible that the flights will be delayed as blizzards can occur and the weather will be frosty. It is not the best time of the year to book the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour but doable. Clear views cannot be guaranteed and you can expect cloudy skies. The sky may be clear but more likely that it will snow during the helicopter tour.

March to May, or the spring season in Nepal:

Possibly one of the best times of the year to book the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour! During this time of the year, the weather will be at its best and you can expect to see amazing Himalayan views with a blue sky in the backdrop! Furthermore, since this is the high season for trekking you get to see lively trekking trails below as you fly by in the helicopter to Everest. The temperature will be warm but winds can occur at Pheriche and Kala Patthar.

June to end-August, or the monsoon/summer season in Nepal:

The worst time of the year that you can book the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour! As you can expect of an Asian monsoon season, this time of the year is when it pours in Nepal. Massive cubic meters of rainfall causing delays in flights, as well as not clear views and possible cancelations! While it is possible to fly to Everest Base Camp by helicopter during the summer we highly discourage it. With dark and grey skies, possible icy rain, and cold winds blowing you don’t want to book a helicopter flight during this time of the year.

September to November, or the fall/autumn season in Nepal:

The other best time of the year to book a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp with landing is during the fall/autumn season. Also known as the high season for trekkers in Nepal you expect lively scenes below of numerous trekkers challenging the Himalayas and making their way up the trail to Everest and back.

During the helicopter flight to Everest in the fall/autumn season you can expect some of the best views of the year. With clear skies, you’ll be able to see far and wide and catch all the peaks and mountains of the Everest Himalayas! The weather will be a bit cooler as compared to the spring season but still pleasant.

So, in short, the best times or seasons to book the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing tour is during the spring or fall/autumn season of Nepal. Do not book during the summer, if you do not want to face any delays or bad weather.

Safety Guidelines during the Everest Helicopter Tour

Flying in a helicopter, especially for the first time can be intimidating. Accidents can happen if you do not follow the safety guidelines provided to you during the Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp. Here is a quick list of what you should and not do during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing tour in Nepal:

  • Always remain seated during the flight (Do not switch seats during the flight)
  • Fasten and never unfasten your seatbelt while flying
  • For take-off always remain at the designated waiting area until our team informs you to go to the helicopter and take your seat
  • Always remain a bit bent forward while approaching the helicopter, and never walk upright (when the engine is on)
  • Do not go near other helicopters and remain with the group while on the helipad
  • Smoking is not allowed during the flight, this is a non-smoking tour. At Pheriche or Kala Patthar, you can if you want
  • Always follow the instructions of the pilot while on board the helicopter

Follow these safety guidelines and rules during the Everest Helicopter tour and you’ll be ok. Once seated and your seatbelt fastened the feeling quickly becomes real and you’ll be ready to fly to Everest with a smile on your face.

Group Helicopter Flights VS Private Helicopter Flights to Everest

There are two options to book the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour. You can either join a group to fill a helicopter with up to 5 passengers or book a private helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp. How does it work?

Group sharing Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour:

Join a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp with other passengers. Fitting a max of 5 passengers per helicopter you can join up with any existing group to fill the seats. This way the cost is divided per passenger and you’ll be able to fly to Everest Base Camp on a lower budget. Furthermore, sharing a helicopter with other people is a great way to meet others with similar interests. When you book the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing tour for one with us, you’ll be automatically selected for group sharing.

Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour:

Book or charter a private helicopter to take you on a tour to Everest Base Camp. While this is the most expensive option to fly by helicopter to Everest, it is the most luxurious! You book a private helicopter tour of up to 5 passengers per Heli. The cost is calculated per helicopter and if you book as an example privately for two, you’ll end up paying for the three additional seats. It is expensive but worth it if you have the budget. With no disturbance from strangers or unknown people, and just you or you and your companion(s) the private helicopter tour to Everest is a kind of luxury experience in Everest.

Choose between group sharing or flying private for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter landing tour. One more low budget and with others, the other is private and more luxurious. Either way, you’ll have the time of your life and will be able to enjoy incredible views.

Since the helicopter tour to Everest is short, and you’ll be back in the afternoon, you can always book additional sightseeing tours to fill up your afternoon as well. Besides the Everest Helicopter tour in Nepal, we do offer other day and half-day activities such as sightseeing, and hiking around Kathmandu.

Why book a Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp with us?

With so many competitors offering the same package, why should you book a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp? As a reputed company operating multiple helicopter tours in the Everest region for many years, we know the ins and outs of booking the best helicopters and getting the best rates available during the high seasons. We are the ideal tour operator in Nepal for the Everest Helicopter tour with our professional team. Only the best Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with the best service can be booked with us. Check out our full package and book today the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing tour.

Your safety and overall experience during the Everest helicopter tour are our main priority. Promising the best service is only a given to us. Here is a short list of why should you book a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp with us:

Value for Cost

What sets us most apart from other agents that operate helicopter tours in Nepal, is our Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour cost. With our many years of experience booking this tour to Everest by helicopter, we can get the best rates without having to compromise on the service provided. You’ll only find the best value for the cost of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour. With us, you won’t receive any hidden charges and a full package for a single rate.

Well-planned Helicopter Tour Itineraries

Besides the standard flight routes to Everest Base Camp, we offer a variety of options for you to choose from. This way you can also fly to other parts or perhaps combine trekking with helicopter flying. Our well-planned helicopter tour itineraries in the Everest region give you the freedom to choose which is best for you according to your time and budget. Furthermore, you can also book a helicopter tour privately and provide us with your wish list for a tailor-made Helicopter tour to Everest.

Safe and Secure Payment Options

To book a trip with us such as the helicopter tour to Everest, we offer safe and secure payment options. Via our website you can pay via online banking from the comfort of your home, we do also offer a pay cash-on-arrival option. This provides the service of letting you choose your preferred and trusted payment method.

Choose Alpine Eco Trek and Expedition for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing tour or any other helicopter tour in Everest, for the best experience, the best service, and the best rates.

The Experienced and Professional Booking Team

Our booking and travel team are 24/7 available and can be contacted via e-mail, call, or social media. With many years of experience, they know the best times to book, and the best pilots and helicopter services. They can book your helicopter tour to Everest on short notice as well as in advance, similarly handling larger groups comes without any complications. You’ll be well set in their capable hands for any helicopter tour in Nepal.

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For 24/7 support, our team leader Mr. Ram Kumar Adhikari is available on his cell phone at +  977 98510 36844 (Whatsapp call, WeChat, Viber message, and Signal Chat), call us now and have a great conversation about your trip.

Trip Highlights

  • 05:30 - 06:30: Drive from your hotel to the domestic Airport, check-in formalities.
  • 06:30 - 07:25: Fly to Lukla, manage fueling-refueling.
  • 07:45 - 08:20: Fly from Lukla toward Everest Base camp (5500 m) via Gokyo Lakes and land at Kala Patthar (5560 m) a perfect viewpoint for Mount Everest, explore and quick photo session
  • 08:20 – 08:50: Fly from Everest base camp to Everest View Hotel
  • 08:50 – 09:20: Coffee/Breakfast at Everest view hotel
  • 09:20 – 09:25: Fly from Everest view hotel to Lukla, refueling and continue flight to Kathmandu.
  • 10: 35: Arrive in Kathmandu domestic airport and transfer to your hotel. End services.
  • The total tour duration is 4 to 5 hours, starting from Kathmandu.

Transfer to the national airport in Kathmandu from your hotel. Touchdown at Lukla for fuel, then fly over the Everest region to Everest Base Camp. Fly to Pheriche and take turns in flying to Everest. Make a landing at Kala Patthar, ±15 min roaming time. Fly to the world-renowned Syangboche's Everest View Hotel. Enjoy breakfast and some of the last views of Mt Everest. Fly back to Kathmandu's National Airport, with a stop at Lukla for fuel. Shuttle back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

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