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

  • 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 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 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 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 forests. After breakfast, we fly 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, Gaurishankar, 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.

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 2023 and 2024. If you are in a group, we will need to provide us 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 (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 your weight here and a helicopter flight to Everest base camp from Lukla (maintaining a weight of less than 250kgs on average)

ConditionNumbers/Kilograms
Maximum Number of PeopleMaximum 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 & 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 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.

Nepal Adventure Team has a special reasonable price for the coming spring season in 2023 for the Everest base camp Helicopter tour. You will get everyday fixed departure in the month of March, April, and May in the spring season, and September, October, November, and December in the autumn season of 2023. 

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  
29 Jan, 2023 - 01 Feb, 2023GuaranteedUS$ 1150

Client Reviews

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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!

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    Rating Review by: William, Australia

    Most Luxurious Day Tour to Everest, Really Appreciate NAT

    Thanks to Nepal Adventure Team, we had an incredible visit to Nepal. I decided to go on a trek to Nepal in the Everest region with a group of friends here in Australia. We really wanted to climb the Everest base camp but later realized that most of us lacked experience and physical fitness. Thus we coordinated with the Nepal Adventure team who advised us that it would be best to go on a Helicopter sightseeing tour to Everest. A helicopter sightseeing at the top of the world has always been on my bucket list so I signed up for it.We took a morning flight from Kathmandu to the beautiful village of Lukla. The change in landscape and weather within minutes certainly is fascinating. The flight then continued to Everest Base Camp. All of us were awestruck by the breathtaking views of the mountains. We could not believe our eyes. Mount Everest stood before us with all of its glory. The helicopter left us there for refueling. For 15 minutes or so, we grasped the beauty of Everest and also took tons of pictures. The sun over Everest was the highlight of the entire trip. We were then taken to the Everest View Hotel where we had breakfast. We had breakfast on top of the world! From the hotel, we got to see mesmerizing views of the mountain range surrounding us. It was the most exciting thing that I have ever experienced in my life. We returned to Lukla and then o Kathmandu.Although the trip was a bit expensive, it was all worth it. The pilot was also very experienced and informative. We felt very safe throughout the 4-hour flight. We would like to thank Mr. Jeevan and his team for recommending and organizing this trip for us. It was a lifetime experience for all of us!

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