Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Sightseeing
  • Transport: By Air
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3 Star (or greater) Hotel
  • Group Size: 1-5
  • Max Elevation: 5550m

Highlights

  • Mesmerizing closeup view of Himalayas of Nepal like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Gauri Shankar, Makalu, and many more.
  • An aerial view of the green alpine forest of rhododendron, pine trees and green hills to an arctic zone of ice and glaciers and snowcapped mountains.
  • Having breakfast at the Highest Placed Hotel in the world, Hotel Everest View.
  • Enjoying a beautiful view of Sherpa villages and Sherpa culture from Hotel Everest View at Syangboche

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is one of the amazing adventure tours to capture the exceptional view of Mt. Everest and its adjoining giant peaks in the comfort of a chopper. It normally takes more than 2 weeks to reach Everest Base Camp.The trek to the foot of the highest peak Mt. Everest can be exhausting and importantly requires physical fitness. No worries, if you are non-trekkers and have limited time, we can make your dream of getting closet the highest peak of the world come true. Nepal adventure team has the best alternative, “Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour”, which will take you around the Everest Base Camp in just 4/5 hours journey.

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is a one day tour which starts from Kathmandu to Lukla. The helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp normally accommodates 2 pax, 3 pax, 4 pax and up to 5 people with full window seats. The helicopter stops in Lukla airstrip for a short moment for refueling to prevent any hazardous situation where you can observe the first glimpse of a unique Sherpa culture. The helicopter then flies from Lukla to Everest Base Camp observing the beautiful environment beneath you and land in Kalapatthar.

Kalapather, at 5550m, is an exclusive vantage point to capture the jaw-dropping panorama view of the entire Everest region. The helicopter stops in here for 10-15 mins. We can take photos and videos here. After spending the dreamy time in Kalapatthar, the helicopter fly to Everest View Hotel where we will have our breakfast enjoying the beautiful view of nearby villages and landscapes filled with evergreen fir trees, shrubs and rhododendron forest. After breakfast, we fly back to Kathmandu.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour can be the most thrilling lifetime flight experience in Nepal. The scenic helicopter flight provides the best views of high mountains including Mount Everest, Gaurishankar, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Makalu, Cholatse, Nuptse, Pumori, Lhotse, etc. The helicopter flies over the ancient Sherpa villages, monasteries, beautiful landscapes and green alpine forest of rhododendron and pine, and glaciers.

Itinerary of one day Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour

05:50 AM: Transfer from hotel to Kathmandu Airport/Helipad

06:15 AM: Check-in at Helicopter counter

06:30 AM: Flight to Lukla airport by Heli

07:30 AM: Land in Lukla for Defuel

07:50 AM: Flight toward Khumbu and Everest Base Camp

08:25 AM: Overfly the Everest Base Camp & Land at Kala Patthar 5500m for 10-15min for photos and video

08:55 AM: Flight to Shangboche helipad and have breakfast in Everest View Hotel

09:35 AM: Ride back to Kathmandu/ may stop at Lukla for fuel

11:50 AM: Arrival at Kathmandu Domestic Airport

12:15 PM: Drive back to Hotel.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Itinerary of one day Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour

What's Included

  • Landing and facility fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Permit Arrangement
  • Helicopter Arrangement and Fare
  • Comprehensive Medical Kit
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • Entry/Admission - Everest View Point
  • Breakfast - Breakfast at Highest Hotel as Hotel Everest View or similar having close Mountain View especially of Mount Everest.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee
  • Nepal Visa and International airfare
  • Personal travel and medical insurance

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice    
15 Nov, 2019 - 18 Nov, 2019US$ 1050Guaranteed
17 Nov, 2019 - 20 Nov, 2019US$ 1050Guaranteed
20 Nov, 2019 - 23 Nov, 2019US$ 1050Guaranteed
23 Nov, 2019 - 26 Nov, 2019US$ 1050Guaranteed
25 Nov, 2019 - 28 Nov, 2019US$ 1050Guaranteed
28 Nov, 2019 - 01 Dec, 2019US$ 1050Guaranteed

Useful Information

Best season for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

We operate Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour throughout the year. Even though we suggest March, April and May, and September, October, November, and December as the best months to go for Everest Heli tour. During these months the sky remains mostly clear giving the best view of Mt. Everest and its adjoining peaks.

How to book Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

Whether you are in a group or you are on your own, we are available all the time to assist you for your Everest base camp helicopter tour. To confirm the group joining for 1-3 pax, go to our Departure Details section below in our website. If you are pax of 4 to 5 or above in the group, use our Custom Online Booking system.

For your group joining a tour, you will be mixed with other group and charged according to the prices as mentioned in the above table for EBC tour cost for 2019. If you are in a group, we will need to provide us the total number of people in a group and total body weight of each individual. We can help calculate the total cost for this tour for your group.

If you have any queries regarding EBC helicopter tour, please drop us an email at info@nepaladventureteam.com or simply give us a call anytime for any help at +977 9851234322.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Weight Limit

The weight limit for EBC chopper flight is 500kgs and it accommodates a maximum of 5 pax in one single trip to Mount Everest. When the pax is up to 3, the Heli moves straight from Lukla to Everest Base Camp, but if the number exceeds 3 pax there is need of running 2 shuttle helicopter flights. For this, you will have Heli flight from Lukla to Everest View Hotel, manage weight here and helicopter fly to Everest Base Camp from Lukla (maintaining the weight less than 250kgs in average)

ConditionNumbers/Kilograms
Maximum Number of PeopleMaximum 5 Person in 1 Helicopter
Weight Limit for 5 PaxMaximum 500 Kilograms
Weight Limit for 3 PaxMaximum 240 Kilograms
Average Recommended Weight80 Kilograms (Per Person)

 

Note on group weights:

  • The maximum weight for a single shuttle is 240 kg and a double shuttle is 500 kg. The maximum number of people in a Helicopter is 5 but if the number exceeds the weight limit, you will need another helicopter to start the tour from Kathmandu and you will be charged the full cost of another helicopter.
  • The maximum carrying capacity of a Helicopter above 4400m is only 240 kg if the weight exceeds you might need an extra shuttle due to weight management. For example, if 3 people weight exceed 240, they will need 2 shuttle and if 5 people weight exceed 500 kg, then 5 people need 3 shuttles above 4400m)
  • If the group is overweight, every extra shuttle will be charged $700 per extra per shuttle which will be shared by the group.