Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour or Everest Helicopter Tour is ideal for those who do not have enough time to hike for several days for hours. Even people with physical limitations who want to explore the highest peak in the world can do this tour in a few hours. People may wonder what difficulties are involved in exploring Mount Everest. But this luxurious tour is designed for those who feel that they might find trekking difficult.
This exciting trek offers incredible views of pristine mountain peaks up close. The main attraction of this tour is to see the world's highest peaks up close along with other famous peaks like Thamserku (6608), Khantega (6782m), Lhotse (8516m), Pumori (7165m), Nuptse (7861m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). A magnificent landscape reveals itself as your pilot glides the helicopter over attractive Sherpa mountain villages, bright green mountain glaciers, and a snow-white area of Himalayan peaks and glaciers.
Highlights of the Trip
· You will enjoy the blissful helicopter flight from Kathmandu to the foot of the highest peak in the world.
· You can have the privilege of landing on Kala Patthar, at 5,545 meters, in one hour.
· You will enjoy the fascinating natural beauty of Sagarmatha National Park.
· You will be able to fly over the main sites of Everest Base Camp and get a view of the region from an eagle's perspective in 4 hours.
· With a comfortable helicopter flight, you will reach Everest Base Camp without a drop of sweat or lethargy.
· You will have breakfast or dinner at Everest View Hotel, one of the best high mountain hotels in the world.
· You will see some of the best mountain views in the world.
· Experience breathtaking views of Everest in a single day
· You will fly over the impressive Khumbu Glacier.
· You will enjoy the incredible view of the Everest region from the air.
Phase 1: Everest Base Camp helicopter takes off from Kathmandu and flies over Kathmandu Valley, Nagarkot Hill, and Jiri Alpine Forest and lands in Lukla.
Phase 2: After refueling, fly over Namche Bazaar, the ancient Buddhist monastery of Tengboche, Pheriche, the Khumbu Glacier, and land at the viewpoint of Kala Patthar.
Phase3: Take off from Kala Patthar and fly through Everest Base Camp (EBC). Then land at Everest View Hotel for breakfast or lunch.
Phase 4: After finishing breakfast, fly to Lukla via Namche Bazaar, make a short stopover in Lukla for refueling and then fly back to Kathmandu airport.
This trip is like the phase of sharing. If you want a private helicopter for a tour, we have to charge extra for it. And if the trip is canceled in a region with bad weather, we will deduct the airport pickup cost and drop from your eligible expenses.
The indicated price for the helicopter tour is valid only for a single or double shuttle. Please note that the maximum total weight of one shuttle is up to 250 kg. And the two shuttles for 500 kg. (The most significant number of people in a helicopter is five pax). Suppose the total number of people exceeds the weight limit. We need an additional helicopter to start your trip from Kathmandu, and the total cost of a helicopter from Kathmandu will be charged. The weight limit in the Himalayas (above 4400m altitude) is only 250kg if you need to carry more due to weight management. You will have to pay extra for an additional shuttle (the price will be divided equally among the total number of people). For example, if the total number of people is five and the average weight of one person is 100kg, we need an additional shuttle from Pheriche due to weight management.
The helicopter tour is the best alternative to reach Everest base camp because from the beginning to the end of the trip, you will not have a chance to give your eyes a break. Every second of this tour will provide you with a different view of the Everest region's valley, forest, and mountain on this trip.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is perfect for travelers who have limited time for a day trek. People with physical disabilities can also join the Everest Helicopter Tour and enjoy the magnificent views of the mighty Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Gaurishankar, and many other famous peaks. Travelers may be afraid to do Everest Base Camp Trek due to its difficulty. Still, this luxurious tour allows travelers to land at the base camp of mighty Everest in a short time, which otherwise requires days of trekking. Therefore, the Everest base camp helicopter tour package is becoming more and more popular nowadays as a short helicopter trip to Everest base camp and other regions of Everest.
The helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp departs from the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. The flight takes off from the airport, and you will have an eagle view of many heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley. As the flight continues towards the eastern side, the snow-capped peaks appear in front of your eyes. The helicopter will land at Lukla airport for a while to complete some procedures for your trip. During the break, you will enjoy the view of the Himalayan mountain range surrounding the town of Lukla.
After a short rest, you will start your adventure trip by helicopter to Everest Base Camp, where many mountain peaks are waiting for you on the route. When the helicopter lands at Everest Base Camp, you won't believe your eyes because you will see the highest peak in the world in front of your eyes. Likewise, peaks like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse, and many more peaks and Khumbu glaciers can be seen from the base camp.
The flight will take you to Kala Patthar (5180m) from the base camp, the best vantage point from which you can enjoy a 360-degree view of Everest and other peaks, including breathtaking landscapes. You will be able to take some photos as a souvenir of a great trip to Everest. From Kala Patthar, the helicopter will then take you to Everest View Hotel, where you can have a delicious breakfast and enjoy the beautiful scenery. After finishing breakfast, you will fly back to Kathmandu and enjoy the view of beautiful villages and valleys on the way.
So, enjoy this adventure trip with us for the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour at the best price. We provide our visitors with high-quality helicopter service at a reasonable price. With an experienced tour guide and well-trained pilots who have been flying for a long time, we assure you that we will fulfill all your needs and desires during the tour. The flight to EBC that we provide during the tour is designed to give you a breathtaking view of the scenic beauty through the window seats.
Everest base camp helicopter tour is Kathmandu-Lukla-Syangboche-Everest base camp-Everest View Hotel-Lukla-Kathmandu.
The helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp lands at two different points. It makes your trip more enjoyable. Once is at Kalapatther to take beautiful views of the high mountain and feel the altitude. After that, your flight will land at Everest View Hotel, where you can have breakfast and enjoy the best view of the Mount Everest region.
There are many ways to get to Everest Base Camp. Drive to Jiri and trek to Everest base camp, drive or fly to Phaplu (Salleri) and trek to Everest base camp, fly to Lukla is the best trekking route in Everest region. The long road to Everest base camp is Jiri to Everest base camp, and the fast and one of the best and easiest ways to reach Everest base camp is to take a helicopter to Everest base camp landing at Kalapatter. It is a luxurious way to get to Everest Base Camp by helicopter.
5:30 am to 6:30 am: Our office representatives will meet you at the hotel, pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for the scheduled helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp.
6:30 to 7:30: Preparation and processing for your scheduled helicopter flight to EBC.
After arriving at the airport, we start preparing for the helicopter tour. After making sure that all documents are in order, we head to the departure point.
7:30 am - 11:00 am: Helicopter flight, exploring the Himalayas and Everest base camp, breakfast, and others as indicated.
We start our Himalayan trek at around 7:30 am towards the Mahalangur Himalayan range. We will fly over lively Sherpa villages before landing at Everest Base Camp. At an altitude of 5,364 meters, Everest Base Camp will be our first stop on this Himalayan adventure. Accompanied by the majestic Himalayas, we will have breakfast before continuing our exploration of the Himalayas.
12:00 - 13:00: Return flight from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu.
After enjoying a surreal moment at Everest Base Camp, we made our way back to the capital.
13:00-14:00: Return to your hotel/ Thamel. Farewell and departure
After landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be escorted back to your hotel by our representatives. We hope you had a pleasant time with us and look forward to seeing you again on a different trip.
The helicopter can accommodate a maximum of 5 people.
Pick up at the airport and return to the hotel.
Airport boarding pass and taxes.
Oxygen for rapid evacuation, by helicopter, if necessary.
One hour rest at Everest View Hotel.
Cost of the helicopter flight.
10 to 15 minutes break at Kalapathar viewpoint to take photos and videos.
Government taxes and fuel surcharges.
International airfare and visa fees.
Breakfast and tea, coffee at Everest View Hotel.
Everest entry permit fees.
Cash bills and personal expenses.
Tips and thanks to the staff
Our tours are offered in fixed departures as well as in private groups.
All of our fixed departures with group joining are not guaranteed. If you would like to take this trip alone or with your friends, families, and colleagues in a private group style, please send an email inquiry. We will arrange a personal journey for you on the dates of your choice, taking into account your wishes.
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You will stay in three-star hotels in Kathmandu. A single traveler must share a room with another traveler of the same gender. If you need a single supplement, you will have to pay a surcharge.
The weight limit for Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour
The helicopters used on the Everest Heli Tour have a maximum capacity of 500 kg and can accommodate up to 5 people without the pilot. Suppose the number of people is three or fewer. In that case, the helicopter will take off Lukla directly to Everest Base Camp as the altitude on the helicopter tour exceeds 4,000m. The maximum weight of the helicopter changes to 250kg on average. To adjust the helicopter's weight to the higher altitude, if there are more than three people, the aircraft will first land in Pheriche, where we will manage the weight for a single shuttle flight before leaving for Everest Base Camp.
Maximum number of people Maximum 5 people in 1 helicopter
The weight limit for five people Maximum 500 kilograms
The weight limit for three people Maximum 250 kilograms
Recommended average weight 80 kilograms (per person)
Best Season for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Although the trip is possible throughout the year, certain months are preferred because of the scenic display of the Himalayas and Everest region. The spring months of March to May offer a picturesque natural beauty when the lush green valleys are colored with red, pink, and white floral shades. While the monsoon months of June and July are usually avoided due to fog and flight delays.
Autumn (September-November) brings back the warm temperatures and the beautiful views of the Himalayas. Generally, we consider autumn as the best of the seasons. But, it's up to you. We are here to make your dreams come true; we will do our best to meet your expectations at any time of your preference. From December to February, even the winter months offer new glimpses of the beauty of the Himalayas despite the cold weather. However, as it is the monsoon season, June, July, and August are not recommended.
Things you should bring with you on your helicopter tour of the EBC
Aside from essential clothing, there are a few items you might find helpful during your helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp:
· An extra layer of warm clothing
· Sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip balm
· Hats, scarves, and gloves from wool
· Hot water, light snacks, energy bars, and dried fruits and nuts.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trip Safety Notice
· Strap yourself aboard your helicopter that will take you to Everest Base Camp.
· Do not change seats or stand up during the flight.
· Do not throw objects out of the helicopter during flights.
· Smoking is prohibited during the flight, be prepared for it.
· Please wait at the helipad until our operators call you over. At some point, the pilot will have to reposition the helicopter on the helipad.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a commercial helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp and Kalpatter. This tour is a high-altitude flight tour in Nepal, which will show you the highest mountains in the Everest region. We use a powerful helicopter for your trip to make our customers safe. If the weather is not conducive for the flight or there is a technical failure, the flight will not be conducted. The helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp will start from Kathmandu without any pressure. Therefore, this flight is 100% safe, and it is always recommended to take the Everest helicopter flight tour, which has one day time and want to see Mount Everest and many other high mountains.
Kathmandu is at an altitude of 1300m. And the tour starts from Kathmandu and then the flight to Lukla (2830M). Again flight to Kalapatther and Everest Base Camp. After landing in Kalapatther (5545m), flight back to Everest View Hotel Syangboche (3880m) and then flight back to Kathmandu.
The flight tour will take 4-5 hours. You will have enough time to get off the helicopter and see the highest mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt.Pumori, Mt.Cho Oyu, Mt. Amadamlam, and many other higher peaks of the Everest region.
For Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, the total weight limit is 500 KG. Therefore, for the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, the maximum is 5 people. The capacity of the helicopter tour is based on the weight of the people flying with you. You are allowed to weigh a maximum of 500 kg on your Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. So it is essential to know your weight.
Each helicopter has a weight limit, and the weight limit for a helicopter flight to Everest base camp is 500 kg. The maximum number of people is five pax from Kathmandu, and if it is single, double, up to 3 pax, the helicopter will be a direct flight to Everest base camp (kalapatter) if there are more than three pax (for example, four pax or five pax). The helicopter flight will land in Pheriche and then another shuttle for Everest base camp flight tour with kalapatter landing (Due to weight restriction for high altitude, we need to manage your safety before your flight).
Yes, the weather will affect the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp. In the mountains, clear weather is necessary to have the best view during the flight. So the flight may be a little delayed due to the weather. And we suggest you the best time and way to explore your trip to Everest Base Camp by helicopter.
Yes, the weather conditions affect the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp. This tour requires clear weather in the mountains to have the best view during the flight. So the flight may be a little delayed due to the weather. And we will suggest you some extra hours and the best time of the year, the best way to explore your trip to Everest Base Camp by helicopter.
Everest base camp helicopter tour represents a high mountain tour in Nepal. Everest base camp (Kala Patthar) is located at 5545m altitude in Nepal. Landing at an altitude above 4000m is riskier. If you spend more time, it is more possible to suffer from height. Usually, trekkers going to Kala Patthar need 11-14 days to finish their journey to Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp, but the helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp takes a total of 4-5 hours from Kathmandu. Even if the helicopter lands in Kalapatter, you cannot turn off the helicopter engine because you cannot restart the helicopter due to the high altitude. The weather conditions will also affect the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour.
Helicopter land at Everest base camp because Everest Base Camp is located on the side of the Khumbu Glacier. So there is no possibility to land the helicopter because there is not enough space for the helicopter landing. Another region where you do not land at Everest base camp for the helicopter tour is the best viewpoint, Kalapatter. If you land in Kalapatter, you can see Mt. Everest, Mt. Abadablam, Mt. Pumori, and other high mountains of the Everest region. But in Everest base camp, you will not be able to see all the high mountains of this region because you will be at the foot of the mountains. So Everest base camp helicopter tour will want to offer you the best adventure of your life.
Kalapathar is 5545 meters above sea level. Above 4400 meters above sea level, there is a weight restriction, so a helicopter can only carry 250 kg at a time. Therefore, depending on weight management, we can manage with a maximum of 3 people at a time. So sometimes we have to do three launches depending on the weight. Then when we do three launches, we have to charge an extra launch for our customers.
Yes, it is possible but only during the climb time and in case of emergency. Normal landing at Everest Base Camp is impossible because Everest Base Camp is located above the glacier, which makes landing difficult and very dangerous. The ground structure of Everest Base Camp is weak. Therefore, the visitors who have Everest Base Camp helicopter tour land on Kala Patthar, the highest point of the Everest trek.
by Isabelle Dias Souza, Brazil
We were in Nepal for the Annapurna
trek with Nepal Tour & Trekking Service P. Ltd. The walk was fantastic and
perfect for a family trip. After seeing Annapurna, we were curious to see Mount
Everest. But we couldn't hike Everest. We even had less time. Kishor and his
team recommended that we take a private helicopter day trip to Everest, booked
the flights, and managed the trip for us even though we had limited time to book.
Since we were with family, he helped us get the flight faster. The view of
Mount Everest is fantastic. We had a fascinating view of Mount Everest from
Kalapathar. I would recommend people who come to Nepal not miss this trip.
by Jakob C. Knudsen, Danish
If you don't have enough time to trek
to Everest base camp, it is the best option to do it in one day. Excellent
experience and highly recommended!!!"
The private helicopter day trip to Everest base camp was a once in a lifetime experience. I booked the trip with Kishor, and they booked and organized the flight for me. It takes 5 hours from Kathmandu airport to the destination. The view of Everest from the Kala Pathar viewpoint and the view of Everest Hotel was excellent. Breakfast on the lap of Everest was terrific. I recommend this trip to save time and enjoy the view of Everest.
by Jorja Hawes, Australia
We are so glad we did the Everest helicopter
tour with Nepal Tour & Trekking Service P. Ltd. We were anxious about the
mountain weather before we flew to Everest base camp, but they had a great
connection with the locals. They made sure the weather was evident when we flew
to base camp. We had four landings, two in Lukla, one at Everest View Hotel,
and one at Kalapattar, the best viewpoint. The breakfast at the Everest View
Hotel is delicious. I can't believe there are so many options on the mountain.
by Petra Kotková, Chech Republic
I have just returned from Kathmandu,
Nepal. I booked the helicopter flight tour to Everest Base Camp with this
company. The owner Kishor was the best and most helpful throughout the trip. We
exchanged more than 50 emails to get it done.
All the time, Kishor was the fastest person to answer all my questions. It was the highlight of the vacation in Nepal. I recommend people to take the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp if anyone visits the country. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
by Juliane Josefsen, Greenland
Kishor was pleased to work with us on
the last-minute booking for the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp. He was
flexible with meetings and swift to answer all our questions which made our
experience flawless. It is always great to choose a friendly face to meet; he
took his office in Thamel, go through all the details before spending the money
for our trip. It was once-in-a-lifetime.
We will certainly never forget it! If anyone wants to do a helicopter tour to Mount Everest Base Camp, I highly recommend considering this agency.
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