• Last Updated on Oct 25, 2021

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Mount Everest (8848m) and it's base camp have been synonymous with glory and pride for travelers around the world. While trekking is the standard approach to conquer the base camp, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Touroffers a different perspective to achieve the feat. This day tour to Everest Base Camp features a helicopter flight to the base camp over the esteemed mountains in the Everest range including Mount Everest (8848m) itself. 

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter landing tour begins from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will be in the company of sublime sceneries in just a few minutes after the take-off. The tour makes the first stop at Lukla (2840m). Here, we refuel the Helicopter, and the journey resumes with the gorgeous views of the Himalayas. The tour finally settles at the Everest Base Camp after floating over the Khumbu glacier for a short while. The Everest Base camp at 5,364 meters offers glorious views of the Himalayan ranges, including peaks like Pumori (7165m), Cholatse (6635m), and Nuptse (7861m). At the base camp, we hike around for about 2 hours and relish the panorama of the Himalayas. Then, the tour returns to Kathmandu.

The weather at the base camp is mostly cold and frigid throughout the year. However, summer and spring seasons have a moderate temperature during the day. As the base camp is at an altitude of 5,364 meters, participants have to be careful to avoid falling prey to Acute Mountain Sickness. To do so, you will have to apply minimal physical exertions to your body. Do inform the trip leader immediately if you feel uneasy. Finally, there are chances of flight delays and cancelations to the Lukla airport and Everest Base Camp. In such situations, we will make necessary arrangements to continue the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. At Adventure White Mountain, we make it our duty to ensure comfortable and safe trips to our clients. On the day tour to Everest Base camp, we take the utmost precautions to take you to the Everest Base Camp. Join us for an experience that will last for the rest of your lives.

Weather and Climate during Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp

To travel to Everest Base camp in Helicopter flight landing tour almost all seasons are best, but it depends upon the weather and climate. During the Monsoon season from July to September the environment will be wet, but greenery will arise due to moisture. The ideal period to visit EBC is from March to May. During these months, scenic beauty, the forest of rhododendron and pines trees are amazing to observe.Similarly, the temperature during the daytime arises from 15-20 degrees Celsius. Likewise, September to December is the other best month to visit EBC. Weather will be transparent with blue sky, which lets us experience stunning views of glittering snowcapped mountain peaks.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Route

Exciting Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp starts from Kathmandu and flies via Bhaktapur-Nagarkot-Lukla-Namche bazaar-Everest view Hotel-Tengboche-Pheriche-Gorakshep-land at the base camp/ Kala Patthar the stops at Everest view hotel for breakfast. Return to Kathmandu: Everest Base camp/Kala Patthar-Lobuche-Tengboche-Everest View Hotel-Namche-Lukla- Kathmandu.

Everest Helicopter tour Trip Highlights

  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Everest Base camp.
  • Dazzling views of panoramic peaks, icefalls, glacial valleys, villages, and natural beauty.
  • Eye-catching views of rhododendron and pine trees.
  • Sparkling views of mountain ranges from best viewpoint Kala Patthar.
  • Gorgeous sceneries of the hilly landscapes of central Nepal
  • Witness a panorama of mountains on the flight to Lukla 
  • Observe peaks like AmaDablam (6856m), Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7165m), and the Mt. Everest (8848m) on the flight to Everest Base Camp
  •  Explore around the Everest Base Camp &Kalapathar 
  • Relish the sights of the Khumbu Glacier

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1: What is the maximum elevation of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
This tour begins with the elevation from 2000 m and gains up to 5500 m or above.

2. Does it land at Everest Base Camp?
It does land at Everest base camp. Though if the weather is suitable then only otherwise it is hard to land during the harsh climatic condition. However, we will put our best effort to land at Everest Basecamp and fulfill your dream.

3. How much longer can we stay at Base Camp?
It depends upon the weather and crowd in Basecamp. If the weather is favorable, then we can stay a bit time out there to click pictures and enjoy the views of the surrounding peaks.

4. Are the Pilots and guides are well experienced?
Don't worry about it. Most of the travelers doubt in their mind about the experience of Pilots. However, we have well trained and professional pilots who have been flying chopper since the extended period. They are Knowledgeable knows how to deal with even in harsh weather conditions. Similarly, an expert and well English speaking guide will be with you during the whole course of the flight.

5. Is there a facility of Oxygen in a Helicopter?
We are always concern about your health. So it would help if you didn't fear the Oxygen, as flight gain altitude there is the system of automatic Oxygen on our chopper which makes you easy to breathe.

6. How are the facilities of meals in tea houses and lodges in the Everest region?
There will be quality service in the lodge, so don't doubt it. The hostels and cooks are hygienic who provides us with delicious foods and clean drinking water services. You also can carry some packed lunch and enjoy it observing outstanding views.

7. What happens in the case of bad weather?
If the bad weather is your obstacle, then your flight will be postponed for the following days. If you want to refund your money then happily we will return your money.

8. Is there the provision of rescue evacuation by co-coordinating with our insurance company?
Of course, we will communicate with your insurance company and arrange the service of the air ambulance service from the base camp region.

9. Is there any possibility to take international flight after 1 pm after completion of this tour?
Sure, you can take international flight after 1 pm because, by noon, we will return to Kathmandu from Base Camp.

10. I am a solo traveler, can I join a group for Mt. Everest Helicopter Tour?
Yes, this tour is done by merging a group of a maximum of 6 people. If you want to join the group, then you may email or contact us. Joining the group will help to share the cost of this tour.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight tour clothing and Equipment

  1. Sunscreen cream or 20+ or Higher protection one 
  2. Down Jacket(Waterproof) and warm trousers
  3. Sunglasses and Goggles:100%UV RAYS
  4. Warm Hat for head and lip care (Lip Slave)
  5. Water bottle: carry at least one litter and toilet paper 
  6. Camera with memory card and batteries

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing Helicopter Model

01. Model of Helicopters (Duel control, Wide Windows with Roomy Cabin)

Made By: AirBus, France Model: AS250H125
Engine Type: Arriel 2D
Passenger Capacity: 6+1 
Maximum operating elevation 23000 FT (7000 M )
Takeoff Weight: 2250 Kg 

02. Model of Helicopters (Duel control, Wide Windows with Roomy Cabin)

Made By: AirBus, France
Model : AS350B3EPassenger Capacity : 5+1
Engine Type: Ariel 2D
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250Kg
Operating Elevation up to 23000 FT( 7000M) 

03. Model of Helicopters (Duel control, Wide Windows with Roomy Cabin) 

Manufacturer: Airbus, France 
Model: AS350 FX II
Passenger Capacity: 6+1 
Takeoff Weight: 2250 Kg 
Operating Altitude: 19000 FT( Around 6000 M)

04. Model of Helicopters (Duel control, Wide Windows with Roomy Cabin) 

Name: BELL-jet Ranger 206B III-9N-ALL (Eurocopter)
Seat capacity: 4+1
Maximum Altitude: 23000 FT ( 7000M)
Weight Takeoff Power: 675 Kg
Engine Type: 206B-3

Everest Base camp helicopter flight landing tour Itinerary 

6:30 am: Chopper Flight from TIA to Lukla Airport [45 Mins]
The Everest base camp Helicopter landing tour begins from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Flying over the Kathmandu Valley, the lush hills and beautiful landscapes greet us. After flying for around 45 minutes, we land at Lukla Airport.

7:15 am: Break for 30 Mins [Fueling purpose]
At Lukla, we take a short break to refuel the Helicopter for the next flight to the Everest Base Camp. In the meantime, you can relish the sights of the Himalayas surrounding Lukla. The views of the Himalayas like Thamserku (6608m) and Kangtega (6685m).

7:45 am: Again Chopper Flight from Lukla to EBC [25 Mins]
Continuing the tour, we get on the Helicopter once again and head for the Everest Base Camp. Leaving the hills around Lukla, the flight leads us through the hills and mountains. We also fly over the Khumbu Glacier before reaching the Everest Base Camp. On the way, we can enjoy the sights of the Mt. Everest (8848m) as well.

8:10 am: Explore the Everest Base Camp and Hiking around EBC for 2 Hrs
As we land at the base camp, the chilly breezes welcome us. The views of the Himalayas from the base camp are mesmerizing. We hike around the base camp for around 2 hours and witness numerous mountains. The Khumbu Glacier is also a magnificent sight to see.

10 am: Chopper flight from EBC to Kathmandu via Lukla
Bidding farewell to the Mt. Everest (8848m) and the Himalayas in the Everest region, we return to Kathmandu. The flight is similar in nature as the ones before as we awe at the sights of the mind-blowing sceneries. With a bagful of overwhelming emotions and pride, we head to the hotel in Kathmandu.

Dipak Sapkota


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