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 non-trekkers 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 4/5 hours 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 Kalapatthar.
Kalapattharr, 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 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 forest. After breakfast, we fly back to Kathmandu.
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, 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 forests of rhododendron and pine, and glaciers.
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 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 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 2022 and 2023. If you are in a group, we will need to provide us 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 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 (Jeevan 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 of running 2 shuttle helicopter flights. For this, you will have a 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 on average)
|Maximum Number of People||Maximum 5 People in 1 Helicopter|
|Weight Limit for 5 Pax||Maximum 500 Kilograms|
|Weight Limit for 3 Pax||Maximum 240 Kilograms|
|Average Recommended Weight||80 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 shuttle 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 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.
Are Pilots Experienced?
We have pilots who have years of experience flying through the mountains of Nepal and have 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 situation, 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 the landing is not possible.
Do we land at Everest Base Camp?
Yes, it is possible you land at Everest Base Camp only if the weather condition is 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 for postponing the flight, you will get a refund. The Company will refund as per their policy.