Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Sightseeing
  • Transport: By Air
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch
  • Group Size: 1-5
  • Max Elevation: 5550 m

Highlights

  • A short one-day mountain tour to the high mountains of Everest region.
  • Experience a thrilling landing and take-off at Tenzing-Hillary Lukla Airport with a short runway.
  • It is an adventurous experience full of thrill and a spectacular vista of the high Himalayas, a vibrant settlement of Sherpa people.
  • Unforgettable mountain flight experience in less time and effort, perfect for adventure seekers with time constraints.
  • Reaching the maximum altitude of 5,545 m – Kala Patthar is the best vantage point for panoramic vistas of the high Himalayas of the Everest region including Mt.Everest and other towering peaks.
  • Mesmerizing close-up views of the Himalayas of Nepal like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Gauri Shankar, Makalu, and many more.
  • An aerial view of the green alpine forest of rhododendrons, pine trees, and green hills to an arctic zone of ice and glaciers and snow-capped mountains.
  • Having breakfast at the highest-placed hotel in the world, Hotel Everest View.
  • Enjoy a beautiful view of Sherpa villages and culture from Hotel Everest View at Shyanboche.

Everest base camp helicopter flight 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 a non-trekker and have limited time, we can make your dream of getting close to the highest peak of the world come true. Nepal adventure team has the best alternative, the Everest base camp Helicopter flight tour, which will take you around the Everest base camp in just a 4/5 hour journey.

The Everest base camp helicopter flight tour is a one-day tour that starts from Kathmandu to Lukla. The helicopter flight to Everest base camp normally accommodates 2 people, 3 people, 4 people, and up to 5 people with full window seats. The helicopter stops at the 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 lands in Kala Patthar.

Kala Patthar, at (5550m), is an exclusive vantage point to capture the jaw-dropping panorama view of the entire Everest region. The helicopter stops here for 10-15 mins. We can take photos and videos here. After spending the dreamy time in Kala Patthar, the helicopter flight to the 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 forests. After breakfast, we flew back to Kathmandu.

The Everest base camp helicopter flight 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, Gauri Shankar, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Makalu, Cholatse, Nuptse, Pumori, Lhotse, etc. The helicopter flies over the ancient Sherpa villages, monasteries, beautiful landscapes, green alpine forests of rhododendron and pine, and glaciers.

EBC Helicopter Tour Route

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour takes the safest route providing the mesmerizing vistas of the Himalayas and Sherpa Settlement of Khumbu region. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour will pick you up from the hotel early in the morning and drive to Kathmandu Airport. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour starts flying over the Nagarkot hills, and alpine forest and lands at Lukla – the bustling town of trekkers. The helicopter refuels at Lukla and flies over the Sherpa villages such as Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, and Pheriche to Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp. The helicopter stops at an altitude of 5,545 m Kala Patthar for 10-15 minutes.

You will relish the panoramic vistas of Mt.Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, and many more. You will witness the closest view of the Mighty Mount Everest from Kala Patthar. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour flight to Shyanboche helipad. You will enjoy the memorable breakfast of your life at Everest View Hotel savoring the breathtaking view of Mt.Everest.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour rides back to Kathmandu at Kathmandu Domestic Airport and you will be driven back to the hotel.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour route offers awe-inspiring vistas of the surrounding hills of Kathmandu valley, the lust green alpine forest, the Sherpa Settlement of Khumbu region, Khumbu glacier, and the panoramic vistas of the Mighty Mt. Everest with other towering peaks. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour route offers the closest and most memorable view of Mt. Everest.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost

We offer Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour at a very reasonable cost. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour cost varies with the size of the group and individual – the number of the pax. Normally, the helicopter accommodates up to 5 people.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost for Private Groups

If you have private groups, we customize the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour cost and itinerary as per your requirements. Whether you want to charter the whole helicopter or you are two or three, we are flexible in organizing the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The helicopter flight accommodates up to 5 people. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour costs for private groups start from $5100.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost in Sharing

We have a daily group departure for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. If you are a solo trekker and want to share Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with others in the group then Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost will be shared with the group. The services and experience will be the same as in private flights to Everest Base Camp with cost differences.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour cost depends on the services and requirements of the trekkers. We also customized the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour as per the requirements of the trekkers to enhance their experience of witnessing Mighty Mt. Everest. Normally, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour costs start from USD 1450 per person.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Permit

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour takes you to the base of the Mighty Mt. Everest and offers unforgettable vistas of Mt. Everest and other towering peaks. Mt. Everest lies in Sagarmatha National Park. So to enjoy the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, you need two permits. The first one is the Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Permit. The other one is the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit. These two permits are mandated to enter the Everest region.

These permits will let you enjoy the mesmerizing panoramic vistas of the high Himalayas of Nepal including Mt. Everest and the beauty of the Everest region like Sherpa Settlements, wild flora, and fauna.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Weather

The weather plays a crucial role in operating Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The weather in the high mountains and at high altitudes can’t be predicted. The weather changes with no time in the high mountains so we always check the weather forecast before embarking on the journey to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

Generally, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour operates in the early morning. It is so because the weather is clear and good in the morning. If the weather is likely to change, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour will be postponed for the next day without any additional charges.

The weather can vary at different times of the year and different altitudes, generally colder temperatures in high altitudes. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Weather will be cold and windy so it’s important to prepare and dress appropriately for such weather conditions. Make sure you wear windproof warm clothes while landing at Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Packing List

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour flights in the early morning with clear weather. The weather will be sunny in general. However in the high altitudes due to strong wind and low temperatures, the weather might turn out to be cool so we recommend packing appropriately for such weather conditions.

The packing list for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour should contain the following gear and equipment:

  • Passport and Passport Copy
  • Windproof Warm Jacket
  • Warm Hat and Hand Gloves
  • UV Protection Sunglasses, Sun Cream, and Lip Balm
  • Warm Trousers
  • Water Bottle

We recommend packing and carrying only the most essential gear and equipment for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour to prevent being overweight on the Helicopter flight.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Safety

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Nepal Adventure Team is a safe flight tour to the base of the Mighty Mt. Everest. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a high-altitude journey reaching an altitude of 5,545 m Kala Patthar. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour fly early in the morning with clear weather, and you will safely reach Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.

The chance of altitude sickness is very low since you will be spending 10-15 minutes at that high altitude. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour facilitates an oxygen cylinder in a helicopter in case of emergency.

Our pilots are highly experienced and skilled with years of expertise in flying in difficult Himalayan terrain. The helicopters are well-maintained and thoroughly checked before each flight. They are regularly sanitized and checked.

We ensure a safe and memorable Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour for you and your loved ones.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Lukla to Kala Patthar

We offer the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Lukla to Kala Patthar. You can take a domestic flight to Lukla airport. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Lukla takes approximately 15-20 minutes to reach the best vantage point of Everest – Kala Patthar. The helicopter lands at Kala Patthar for 10-15 minutes.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Lukla to Kala Patthar offers a spectacular view of Sherpa Settlements, lush green alpine forest, and the high Himalayas of the Everest region.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Namche to Kala Patthar

We offer the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Namche to Kala Patthar. Namche is the trading hub of the Khumbu region. Namche offers a spectacular vista of snow-capped mountains like Thamserku, Kongde Ri, Kusum Khangaru, and many more. You can trek to Namche Bazaar to experience the Sherpa culture, their daily lifestyle, and the beauty of trekking in the high Himalayas of Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Namche to Kala Patthar offers a bird’s eye view of the surrounding mountains letting you enjoy the beauty of trekking as well as exhilarating flight. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Namche to Kala Patthar is perfect for those trekkers who have time constraints and those who don’t want to do strenuous trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Tengboche to Kala Patthar and Kathmandu

If you are in Tengboche and want to go further, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Tengboche will be the perfect choice to enjoy the bird’s eye view of Mt.Everest, Khumbu Icefall, and Sherpa Settlements of Khumbu region.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Tengboche offers both the trekking experience and an unforgettable mountain flight in the high Himalayas of the Everest region.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Dingboche to Kala Patthar and Kathmandu

We offer the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Dingboche. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Dingboche is the perfect choice for trekkers who want to go back to Kathmandu in a helicopter after completing a short tour of Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Dingboche offers bird’s eye views of snow-clad mountains, alpine forests, and untouched villages of the Sherpa people.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Dingboche lands at Kala Patthar, the best vantage point to relish the panoramic beauty of the high Himalayas of the Everest region including Mt. Everest and other towering snow-clad mountains.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Gorakshep to Kathmandu and Vice Versa

If you want to escape the trodden trekking trail back to Lukla, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Gorakshep to Kathmandu is the best alternative for you. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Gorakshep to Kathmandu lets you experience both trekking and adventurous mountain flight.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Gorakshep to Kathmandu saves you time and energy providing you relish the aerial view of the surrounding Himalayas, alpine forest, and vibrant settlements of the Sherpa people.

Best season for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Tour

We operate Everest base camp helicopter flight tours throughout the year. Even though we suggest March, April, May, and September, October, November, and December as the best months to go for the 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 an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Tour?

Whether you are in a group or you are on your own, we are available all the time to assist you with your Everest base camp helicopter flight tour. To confirm the group joining for 1-3 pax, go to our Departure details section below on our website. If you are a 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 groups and charged according to the prices mentioned in the above table for the EBC Helicopter flight tour cost for the years 2024 and 2025. If you are in a group, we will need to provide you with the total number of people in a group and the 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 the cheapest EBC helicopter flight tour, please drop us an email at [email protected] or simply give us a call anytime for any help at Viber/WhatsApp +977 9851234322 (Jeeban Thapa Magar)

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Tour Weight Limit

The weight limit for an 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 people there is a need to run 2 shuttle helicopter flights. For this, you will have a Heli flight from Lukla to Everest View Hotel, manage your weight here, and a helicopter flight to Everest base camp from Lukla (maintaining a weight of less than 250kgs on average)

Condition Numbers/Kilogram 
Maximum Number of People Maximum 5 People 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 for 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's weight exceeds 240, they will need 2 shuttles and if 5 people's weight exceeds 500 kg, then 5 people need 3 shuttles above 4400m)
  • If the group is overweight, every extra shuttle will be charged $500 per extra shuttle which will be shared by the group.

Itinerary of one-day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Tour

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

06:15 AM: Check-in at the 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 and land at Kala Patthar 5500m for 10-15min for photos and video

08:55 AM: Flight to Shyanboche helipad and have breakfast in HotelEverest View

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 the Hotel.

Are Pilots Experienced?

We have pilots with years of experience flying through the mountains of Nepal and the best knowledge about the areas they are flying to.

How is safety Taken Care of?

We have the best and the most experienced pilots in the country. In case of any medical emergency, we will take you to the hospital and make sure you are taken care of in the best possible way.

Why land at Kala Patthar than at Everest Base Camp?

Kala Patthar at (5550) m is the best vantage point to get the best view of Mt. Everest than Everest base camp and from Kala Patthar, you not only get to see Mt. Everest but also the whole Everest region mountains including Mt. Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Nuptse, Pumori, Lhotse and many more.

Another drawback why not landing at EBC is that the weather is not always favorable here and sometimes landing is not possible.

Do we land at Everest Base Camp?

Yes, you may land at Everest Base Camp only if the weather conditions are good. But the weather at the Base Camp is not always favorable.

If you want to be at the Everest Base Camp and the weather is good, in such conditions the helicopter can land at Everest Base Camp.

Is Altitude sickness a problem?

Any altitude above 3,000 m can cause altitude sickness. But during a Helicopter tour, you do not need to worry about altitude sickness as the pressure is adequately maintained inside the helicopter so the flight will be comfortable.

Keeping altitude sickness in mind, you will be spending only about 10-15 minutes in Kala Patthar which is more than enough time to enjoy and take plenty of photos of the scenic view of the Everest region.

What happens if the flight is canceled?

The weather is quite unpredictable in the high altitudes of Nepal. Flight delays or cancellations can occur in bad weather conditions. If your flight gets canceled, you will be scheduled for the next day.

If you do not have enough time to postpone the flight, you will get a refund. The Company will refund as per their policy.

Nepal Adventure Team has a special reasonable price for the coming spring season in 2024 for the Everest base camp Helicopter tour. You will get everyday fixed departure in March, April, and May in the spring season, and September, October, November, and December in the autumn season of 2024/2025.

Do we need a permit for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

Permits are required to enter Sagarmatha National Park. Since Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour also operates flights in Sagarmatha National Park, we do need a permit for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. Our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour needs a Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Permit and a Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit.

Is breakfast included in the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

After you visit Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp, the helicopter flight takes you to the Shyanboche Helipad. You will be savoring the best breakfast of your life at Hotel Everest View with mesmerizing vistas of Mt. Everest and other towering peaks of the Khumbu region.

Does the weather affect the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

We make sure to check the weather before every flight. But still, the weather in the mountains changes in no time so in that case, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour will be postponed to other days without additional charges.

What happens if I get altitude sickness during Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour will land at Kala Patthar for a short period i.e. 10-15 minutes. So you won’t get altitude sickness. However, in case you have altitude sickness you will descend to Lukla or Kathmandu depending upon your situation. We do have an oxygen cylinder in the helicopter for emergency.

How long does the helicopter land at Kala Patthar during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour land at Kala Patthar for a short time. Kala Patthar offers the closest and most panoramic vistas of Mt. Everest and other towering peaks of the Everest region. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour land at Kala Patthar for 10-15 minutes to relish the moment of being closest to Mt. Everest and to click photos and videos.

Can I take photos and videos during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

Yes, you can take photos and videos during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. We recommend that you take consent from locals while taking their photos.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Itinerary of one day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight 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 the Highest Hotel as Hotel Everest View or similar having a 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 DatesStatusPriceNote  
20 May, 2024 - 20 May, 2024GuaranteedUS$ 1285
22 May, 2024 - 22 May, 2024GuaranteedUS$ 1285
24 May, 2024 - 24 May, 2024GuaranteedUS$ 1285
26 May, 2024 - 26 May, 2024GuaranteedUS$ 1285
29 May, 2024 - 29 May, 2024GuaranteedUS$ 1285
31 May, 2024 - 31 May, 2024GuaranteedUS$ 1285

Client Reviews

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    Rating Review by: Jason, Colombia

    An Unforgettable Bird's Eye View of the Himalayas

    The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour surpassed all my expectations, offering a once-in-a-lifetime perspective of the world's tallest peaks. From the comfort of the chopper, I marveled at the sheer grandeur of the Himalayas, their jagged ridges cutting through the clouds. The pilot's commentary provided fascinating insights into the landscape below, enriching the experience further.

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    Rating Review by: Emily B., United Kingdom

    Thrills and Chills

    The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour was an adrenaline-pumping escapade that left me spellbound from start to finish. As we soared over the Himalayan peaks, I felt a rush of excitement unlike anything I've experienced before. The pilot's skillful maneuvers provided jaw-dropping views at every turn, making me feel like I was part of a thrilling movie scene. Touching down at Everest Base Camp was a surreal moment, surrounded by the sheer magnificence of the world's highest mountains. It's an adventure I'd recommend to anyone seeking an unforgettable journey amidst nature's grandeur.

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    Rating Review by: Henry, Australia

    Best Way to See Mount Everest very Closely

    Drifting through lush clouds, looking at the landscape from a bird’s eye view, and the giant mountains surrounding you-what more could you ask for? My trip to Nepal has been even more enhanced after the mesmerizing helicopter sightseeing tour to Mount Everest. My husband and I have always wanted to see Mount Everest up close but have never made it because we never had so much time on our hands. So we decided to take the 4-hour helicopter sightseeing tour to the Everest package of Nepal Adventure Team. Our friend who had earlier traveled in Nepal recommended us Nepal Adventure Team. We got to see the Lukla village, Mt Everest, Mt Nuptse, and Mt, Makalu and even got to have breakfast in the lap of Mt Everest. It was almost unbelievable! We are thankful to the entire team of Nepal adventure team for conducting our heli tour safely. It was hands down the most memorable experience in my life! I suggest that anyone who wants to go on a Heli tour in Nepal, contact with Nepal Adventure Team!