• Last Updated on Oct 14, 2019

Mount Everest (8848m) and its base camp have been synonymous with glory and pride for travelers around the world. While trekking is the standard approach to conquering the base camp, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour offers 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, the 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 for 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.

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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 pine 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. The 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 the best viewpoint of 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 an 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 Base camp and fulfilling 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 of time out there to click pictures and enjoy the views of the surrounding peaks.

4. Are the Pilots and guides well experienced?
Don't worry about it. Most travelers doubt in their mind the experience of Pilots. However, we have well-trained and professional pilots who have been flying choppers for an extended period. They are Knowledgeable and know how to deal with even 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 for Oxygen in a Helicopter?
We are always concerned about your health. So it would help if you didn't fear Oxygen, as flight gains altitude there is a system of automatic Oxygen on our chopper which makes it 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 and provide us with delicious foods and clean drinking water services. You also can carry a packed lunch and enjoy it by 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 an international flight after 1 pm after completion of this tour?
Sure, you can take an 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: Helicopter Flight from TIA to Lukla Airport (45 Minutes)
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 15 Minutes (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).

7:30 am: Helicopter Flight from Lukla to Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar (20 Minutes)
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 Mt. Everest (8848m) as well.

7:50 am: Helicopter Land at Kalapatthar and flies back to Kathmandu 
Helicopter landing at Kalapatthar explore the view around Everest Base camp Kalapatthar, and Gorepshep village and we will fly back to Kathmandu via Everest View hotel. We will stop at Everest view hotel for breakfast and after finishing breakfast we will fly to Kathmandu.

Dipak Sapkota

Namaste This is me Dipak Sapkota Born in the mid-west part of Nepal called Dhading district Ganesh Himal region. I want to personally thank you for visiting my blog. My experience includes over 15 years of traveling and trekking in Nepal. I want to share my experience with you and help you to accomplish your goals. As an Adventure, I understand the stress and excitement that coincide with travel.

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