Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour

Helicopter Back From Kala Pathhar
At a Glance
  • Duration5 Hours
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Maximum Altitude5555m
  • ActivityHelicopter Day Tour In Everest Nepal
  • Group Size1-20
  • StartsKathmandu
  • EndsKathmandu
  • Best SeasonMarch to May And September To December
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour Highlights
  • Panaronpomic Himalayan view from Kathmandu to Mount Everest Base Camp.
  • Green forest, rhododendron, pine trees, and scenic view of ice and glaciers.
  • Closer view of the old tallest Mountain peaks and their surroundings.
  • Best memory of a lifetime as we capture Mount Everest and another mountain from a helicopter.
  • Breakfast at World's highest hotel(Hotel Everest View).
  • We can also witness Sherpa village(Optional) and their lifestyle and interesting monasteries and heritage.
  • In a Short time, we can witness all the tallest mountain peaks and their surrounding.
  • We will witness Lukla Airport which is situated at World's highest point.
  • We land at an altitude of 5460m Kala Patthar for the closest view of Mount Everest.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour is a thrilling adventure and life experience to Mount Everest Base Camp by helicopter within a day from Kathmandu Airport. The Helicopter Tour to Everest is designed for the enthusiastic traveler who wishes to explore the World's tallest point in a limited time with a comparatively low budget. This tour is a 4-5 hours trip to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu, where travelers witness the Himalayan region's scenic and sweeping beauty, making it a lifetime experience. Travelers in a helicopter can reach a height above 8848m and land at the Kala Patthar's summit viewpoint at an altitude above 5460m.

One Day Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour will take you to the Everest Viewpoint Hotel "Everest View Hotel" through Lukla Airport for breakfast. Helicopter Flight is a Kathmandu safe trip for the adventurous traveler that offers a fantastic view of different mountains and their peaks that hold you with magnificent memories for life. Every minute in a helicopter tour brings goosebumps as you enjoy the fantastic mountain views from start to end.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour With Landing at Kalapatthar is designed for those travelers who have limited time in Nepal and who want to explore the famous peak of the World in a few hours. Helicopter Tour to Mount Everest is for all age groups travelers who wish to visit Nepal but have no more holidays or cannot trek throughout the trekking route. Disabled people are physically weak or old age people who cannot walk, and this trip is a thrilling adventure and life experience as it offers all the aspects of a long tour that travelers find lengthy and difficult. Every aspect of the Mountains, like lifestyle, culture, tradition, history, flora, fauna, birds, animals, insects, and flowers, can be witnessed in a day helicopter tour.

Epic Everest Base Camp (EBC) Helicopter Landing Tour Package offers you the closest view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Khumbu icefalls and glaciers. Visitors can witness Thyangboche Monastery on their trips to Mount Everest on a private helicopter tour as well. The Landing is more thrilling and exciting as the helicopter lands at Kalapathhar, the front face of Mount Everest.

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour With Landing at KalaPatthar supports a maximum of 480kg weight(5 travelers) in a single helicopter. If you have 4-5 persons, then we have to run two shuttles flight from Pheriche by splitting body weight on average of 250kg because high altitude makes the flight uneasy if maximum weight is exceeded. Along with this, complications may arise while landing at a domestic airport as well. 


05:30 AM: Hotel Pick-up and Airport Transfer

Begin your day with convenience as our representative picks you up from your hotel in Kathmandu. A comfortable private vehicle will drive you to Tribhuvan International Airport, ensuring a hassle-free start to your adventure. The journey to the airport takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes.

06:00 AM: Check-In and Preparations

Upon reaching the airport, complete the check-in process and necessary procedures. Board the helicopter, and as it gracefully takes off, get ready for an extraordinary Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

07:45 AM: Flight to Lukla Airport and Refueling

Experience a 45-minute helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport, situated at an altitude of 2860 meters. Take in breathtaking views of the unique Nepalese landscape during the journey. Upon reaching Lukla, enjoy a short break of 10 to 15 minutes for refueling, surrounded by the snowy landscapes and greenery.

08:45 AM: Helicopter Journey to Everest Base Camp/Kala Patthar

Embark on a scenic 30-minute helicopter flight from Lukla to Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar. Along the way, marvel at Namche Bazaar, Sagarmatha National Park, Pheriche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorakshep. The route offers captivating views of mountains, villages, religious sites, monasteries, suspension bridges, and glaciers.

09:30 AM: Ground Time at Kala Patthar

Land at Kala Patthar, situated at 5545 meters, for approximately 5 to 8 minutes of ground time. Explore the highest viewpoint of Mount Everest, known for its sunrise and sunset views, and capture memories of the panoramic mountain peaks and ranges. Enjoy an aerial view of Everest Base Camp with glaciers and prayer flags.

09:55 AM: Flight to Hotel Everest View

Depart from Kala Patthar and fly towards Hotel Everest View. This highest-altitude hotel at 3880 meters in Syangboche provides a perfect setting for relaxation and a delightful breakfast. The helicopter lands at Hotel Everest View for a 30 to 40-minute stop, allowing you to savor the authentic breakfast with the best panoramic views of the highest mountain in the world.

10:50 AM: Flight from Hotel Everest View to Lukla

After breakfast, the helicopter will take you to Lukla, with a 10 to 15-minute stop for refueling. The journey from Syangboche to Lukla takes around 10 to 12 minutes, passing through Namche Bazaar and Sagarmatha National Park. Take your last glimpse of Everest and its surroundings.

11:15 AM: Final Flight Back to Kathmandu from Lukla

Embark on the last leg of the Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter journey, flying from Lukla to Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenic route for approximately 45 minutes.

12:10 PM: Return to Your Hotel

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport, our team members will transfer you to your hotel, concluding the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. While the above timings are approximate and subject to weather conditions, any changes will be communicated on the tour day. Book other trips with us, even on short notice. Feel free to contact us for more adventures!


    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary


    Duration: 4 to 5 Hours


    Highest Altitude: 5545 Meters


    What's Included
    • Arrival and Departure Transportation from Hotel-Airport Hotel.
    • Helicopter Flight includes sharing seating arrangements for up to 5 pax.
    • Helicopter Charter as per flight duration on a day ride.
    • All applicable taxes.
    • Office Service Charge.
    What's not Included
    • International Airfare and taxes.
    • Personal Travel Insurance.
    • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Breakfast in Everest View Hotel.
    • Everest National Park Fee( USD 30 ) And Airport Tax USD 2.
    • All items of personal expenses.
    • Any other expense which is not mentioned in the 'a price Includes' section.

    Note: We request you to bring 4 passport-size photos, a copy of your passport, and travel insurance at our first meeting for registration.

    Dates & Availability

    Select a Departure Month
    Starts: MondayApr 22, 2024
    Ends: MondayApr 22, 2024
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    Ends: TuesdayApr 23, 2024
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    Ends: WednesdayApr 24, 2024
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    Ends: SundayApr 28, 2024
    Starts: MondayApr 29, 2024
    Ends: MondayApr 29, 2024
    Starts: TuesdayApr 30, 2024
    Ends: TuesdayApr 30, 2024

    Useful Information

    The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour costs USD 1090 per person for a group sharing of 5 persons. This includes the fuel charge and helicopter cost from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp and returns to Kathmandu. If you are a single traveler or have fewer people willing to do the Mount Everest Helicopter Tour, we will adjust the charter and private flight on your request, making your flight expensive. But if you want to do a heli flight for 999 USD, we will make the necessary arrangements with other groups going to Mount Everest In Helicopter.

    Packing List for Everest Helicopter Landing Tour

    You need windproof jackets, trousers, sun Hats, Glasses, Sunscreen cream, water bottles, etc. For mountains, shoes and shocks are needed.

    Packing List for Everest Helicopter Landing Tour


    • Comfortable layers for varying temperatures.
    • Waterproof and windproof jacket.
    • Insulating layers for warmth.
    • Hat and gloves for protection against cold.


    • Sturdy and comfortable trekking boots.
    • Warm socks.


    • Sunglasses with UV protection.
    • Sunscreen with a high SPF.
    • Lip balm with UV protection.
    • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories.
    • Binoculars for enhanced views.

    Health and Safety

    • Personal identification and permits.
    • Any necessary medications.
    • First aid kit.
    • Water bottle to stay hydrated.
    • Snacks for energy.


    • Lightweight backpack for essentials.
    • Portable phone charger.
    • Travel towel.
    • Personal toiletries.

    Note: Ensure your backpack is light and essentials are easily accessible. Consider the weight limit for the helicopter and pack accordingly. Dress in layers to adjust to changing temperatures. Check weather forecasts for the day of your tour and pack accordingly.

    Cost Of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour For 2024/2025:

    No Of TravelersCost Per Person
    1-1USD 1250
    2-2USD 1230
    3-3USD 1210
    4-4USD 1190
    5-5USD 1150

    Note: If your group size is more than 5 travelers you can directly contact the operation team through our Contact Us.

    How safe is the Everest base camp helicopter tour?

    The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is generally considered safe when conducted by reputable and experienced tour operators. However, like any adventure activity, there are inherent risks associated with helicopter flights, especially in high-altitude and challenging terrains. Here are some factors contributing to the safety of the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour:

    Experienced Pilots: Reputable tour operators employ experienced and skilled pilots who are familiar with the challenging Himalayan terrain. These pilots undergo rigorous training and have extensive flying experience.

    Modern Helicopters: Established tour operators use well-maintained, modern helicopters equipped with the latest safety features. Regular maintenance and adherence to safety regulations contribute to the overall safety of the tour.

    Weather Conditions: The safety of the helicopter tour is highly dependent on weather conditions. Operators prioritize the safety of passengers and may cancel or reschedule flights in adverse weather. It's crucial to check weather forecasts and be flexible with the tour schedule.

    Emergency Procedures: Pilots are trained to handle emergencies, and helicopters are equipped with safety equipment. The tour operators have emergency response plans in place to address any unforeseen circumstances.

    Pre-flight Briefing: Passengers usually receive a pre-flight safety briefing, including information about the helicopter, safety procedures, and what to expect during the tour. Following the guidelines provided enhances the overall safety of the experience.

    Compliance with Regulations: Reputable operators comply with aviation regulations and standards set by the relevant authorities. This includes obtaining necessary permits and adhering to safety guidelines to ensure a safe and regulated operation.

    Despite these safety measures, participants need to be aware of the potential risks associated with high-altitude flights. Individuals with certain medical conditions may need to consult with healthcare professionals before embarking on such tours.

    Best Time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing

    The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing is most enjoyable during two main seasons:

    Spring (March to May)

    Temperature: 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F)

    The region bursts with colorful flowers, creating a beautiful landscape.

    Clear skies provide perfect views of Mount Everest.

    Pleasant temperatures make exploring comfortable.

    The Khumbu region is covered in lush greenery, enhancing the overall experience.

    Autumn (September to November)

    Temperature: 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F)

    The air becomes crisp after the monsoon, improving visibility.

    The landscape transforms into shades of red and gold.

    Ideal trekking conditions for a delightful journey.

    Teahouses along the route are lively with fellow adventurers, adding to the adventure spirit.

    Whether you prefer the blossoms of spring or the golden hues of autumn, both seasons offer an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Himalayas.

    Flexibility of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour With Landing

    The Everest Helicopter Tour is super flexible and perfect for everyone – solo adventurers, couples, families, groups, and even if you're new to this. Whether you want a private experience, a romantic trip, a fun time with friends, or an exciting family adventure, this tour is just right. If you love taking pictures, you'll get awesome shots of the Himalayas. And if you're new to all this, no worries – it's a safe and easy journey. The EBC heli tour is like a door to the world's highest mountains. Anyone can join in, no matter who you are, and you'll see how amazing Everest is and make awesome memories together.

    Permits For EBC Heli Tour

    To experience the awesome EBC Heli tour, you'll need two important permits. First, there's the Sagarmatha National Park permit, which lets you step into this incredible natural spot. It's your pass to explore the park's amazing landscapes and jaw-dropping views. The second one is the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Municipality entrance permit, allowing you to enter the local area, including the famous Everest region. Think of these permits as your special keys to unlock the beauty of the Himalayas. They make sure you can go on this fantastic adventure legally and responsibly.

    Guidelines For Helicopter Ride To Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

    Before the helicopter tour:

    • Inform your tour operator about any medical conditions or special requirements.
    • Ensure you have your ID, permits, and personal identification ready.
    • Be mindful of weight restrictions and adhere to baggage limits for the helicopter.

    During the helicopter tour:

    • Follow the pilot's advice for safe boarding and exiting the helicopter.
    • Avoid sudden movements that could affect the aircraft's balance.
    • Be conscious of oxygen levels and watch for signs of altitude sickness.
    • Listen to the pilot for updates on weather conditions or changes in the itinerary.
    • Keep your mobile phone in silent mode to minimize distractions.
    • Respect the natural environment by avoiding littering or disturbing wildlife.

    End of the helicopter tour:

    • If landing at a higher altitude, like Kalapathar, be aware of the effects of thin air and follow safety precautions.
    • Be prepared for a quick disembarkation and return to your accommodation.
    • Provide feedback to the tour operator about your experience.
    • Tip the pilot and crew if you are satisfied with their service.
    • Check and retrieve any personal belongings left in the helicopter.
    • By following these thorough guidelines, you can ensure a safe, enjoyable, and memorable helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp.

    Day Activities of Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Landing Tour

    Your exciting day kicks off early, usually between 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. Start with a good breakfast at your hotel or Everest View Hotel during the tour. Pack only the essentials for the few hours you'll be on the helicopter. A short drive, taking less than an hour, brings you to Kathmandu's domestic airport, which opens at 6 am After passing through security checks, you'll quickly transfer to the helicopter company's helipad, where the pilot and ground staff will warmly welcome you.

    Once comfortably seated in the helicopter, your adventure under the blue Himalayan sky begins. Soar above Kathmandu, enjoying views of the city, lush valleys, hills, villages, and farms. As the helicopter turns east, get ready for a stunning 360-degree view of the Himalayan mountain range and Nepal's hilly landscapes.

    The helicopter then heads northeast toward Lukla's Tenzing & Hillary Airport, named after legendary mountaineers. After a short break in Lukla, continue north for breathtaking views of Dudh Koshi River, rhododendron and pine forests, and iconic spots like Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery, surrounded by towering peaks like Tharmasarku, Kongde, Kantega, and Ama Dablam.

    Going higher, the helicopter gives you a sweeping aerial tour of Everest Base Camp. Enjoy a panoramic view of towering peaks, including an up-close look at Mt. Everest. Your pilot ensures you have time to absorb the grandeur, considering time and weather conditions.

    After the incredible Everest Base Camp experience, your return flight includes a stop at Everest View Hotel for refreshments. Nestled in the heart of the Everest region, it's a perfect spot for a hot cup of coffee or tea with Mount Everest as your backdrop. Finally, head back to Kathmandu, concluding an unforgettable Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with a landing.

    Our Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is an exciting adventure, creating lifelong memories in Nepal's stunning landscapes at the best price guaranteed. We offer daily fixed group departures and guaranteed flights when the weather is favorable.

    As an alternative to this, you can also take the Everest tour by plane. That said, if you are looking for more of an adventure rather than luxury, you can take a challenging yet rewarding Everest Base Camp Trekking. Or, if you want an easier but equally alluring trek in Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is another one of our tour packages. Along with this, if you are looking for more relaxing trekking, you can also try the Mardi Himal Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, and Kathmandu Valley Trek. 


    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour FAQs

    • The tour typically lasts around 4 to 5 hours, offering a comprehensive and scenic journey to and from Everest Base Camp.

    • The best times are during the spring months (March to May) and autumn months (September to November) when weather conditions are favorable, providing clear skies and stunning views.

    •  Yes, you will need the Sagarmatha National Park permit to enter the park and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Municipality entrance permit to access the local area, including the Everest region.

    • Absolutely! The tour is flexible and suitable for private adventurers, couples, groups, families, photographers, and beginners. It caters to a diverse range of interests and backgrounds.

    • Essentials include comfortable clothing in layers, sturdy trekking boots, sunglasses, sunscreen, a camera or smartphone, personal identification, permits, any necessary medications, a water bottle, snacks, and a lightweight backpack.

    • Yes, there are weight restrictions, so it's important to adhere to baggage limits. Be mindful of the weight and pack accordingly.

    • It's advisable to inform your tour operator about any medical conditions or special requirements before the tour. Consultation with a healthcare professional is recommended for those with specific medical concerns.

    •  Every member of the group is guaranteed a window seat to enjoy the breathtaking views. The seating arrangement ensures everyone gets an equal opportunity to savor the experience.

    •  Yes, weather conditions play a crucial role. The tour operator prioritizes safety, and flights may be canceled or rescheduled in adverse weather. It's important to check weather forecasts and be flexible with the schedule.

    •  Booking can typically be done online through our website. Ensure you book in advance, and feel free to contact us for any additional information or assistance.

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