Every year a lot of travel and trek enthusiasts visit Nepal to witness the Everest region's beauty and the giant snow-clustered Himalayan mountains. A Kathmandu to Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing has long been a favorite way for people wanting to reach the Everest Base Camp, the lap of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world, in a short time.
Many tourists who want to visit but have less time might have already made plans for Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour 2022 and Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour 2023, as there are many exciting packages offered by travel agencies like us throughout Nepal.
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A helicopter tour is a time-saver and lets you explore the wonders of the Everest region in just one day. To be honest, it does not even take a whole day. You can complete Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in 4 to 5 hours. The Everest flight offers breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas, glaciers, and Sherpa settlement areas. The helicopter tour in Nepal is operated at different levels of capacity. You can fly individually or with your families, friends, and loved ones.
The Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing in Nepal is one of the most selling and well-known helicopter tours. Nowadays, landing at Everest Base Camp by helicopter is getting popular amongst both international and national tourists. A lot of travelers are opting for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour to witness surreal views of the Himalayas.
The helicopters used by us for the Heli tour are some of the most suitable helicopters to fly in mountains. The charters are sturdy and withstand the crazy unpredictable weather conditions of the Himalayas and strong wind.
In recent times many travelers do both Everest base camp trekking and Everest base camp trek with helicopter return (also known as EBC Luxury Trek) to observe the aerial view of the Khumbu region as well. Likewise, some travelers prefer trekking in a single area and helicopter tours in other regions to make the most out of their time in Nepal.
We organize different helicopter tours in Nepal. Besides Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, you may also go for unique helicopter tours to other popular trekking areas. It includes the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour, Tilicho Lake helicopter tour, Muktinath helicopter tour, Upper Mustang helicopter tour, etc.
Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing is specially designed for people who cannot trek to make it to Everest Base Camp. In other words, it is a luxurious trip that replaces 12 days and a long trek with 4 hours of helicopter tour to reach the top of the world. There are many ways to go to the Everest Base Camp. You can drive to Jiri and hike to Everest Base Camp or drive/fly to Phaplu (Salleri) and trek to Everest base camp.
Even though there are many alternatives to reach Everest Base Camp, a Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the most luxurious tour to the Everest region. You can land at Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar as you wish. Our Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour package also stops at Everest View Hotel, where you can have a delicious breakfast, soaking in the irresistible panoramas of the surrounding mountains.
The Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Heli tour with landing offers you a distinct perspective of the lush valleys, dense forests, mountains, lakes, and glaciers of the Everest region. Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is ideal for travelers who are probably afraid to do Everest Base Camp Trek because of time limitations, health issues, or nerve-racking flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport.
Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour route
You will go on a 4 hours helicopter tour throughout the Khumbu region. The aerial view from the helicopter starts to look fabulous from Kathmandu itself. You will start your journey around 6:30 PM from the domestic airport terminal. The helicopter will stop at Lukla for refueling.
Gradually, the towering mountains will unfold themselves one by one after us. The flight flies almost above the Khumbu glacier and the Everest Base Camp. After a 20-25 minutes flight, the helicopter lands at Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar. The exciting part about the Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is you get a face-to-face view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Nuptse (7,861 m) west face, Lhotse (8,516 m), Khumbutse (6,636 m), Pumori (7,161 m), and Ama Dablam (6,812 m).
The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour then takes a turn to the Everest View Hotel for an exquisite breakfast. You will enjoy a warm Himalayan breakfast with a great landscape. The journey then takes you back to Kathmandu after breakfast, and the EBC helicopter tour ends.
Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour itinerary
Phase I - Drive to the domestic airport and briefing from the flight instructor
Our representative will receive you at the domestic terminal at Tribhuvan International Airport. If you want we can also pick you up from your hotel. The flight instructor will brief you about the guidelines and safety precautions during the flight.
Note:Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour starts early in the morning. The flight time is usually around 6:30 AM to 7:00 AM. Depending upon the weather condition, the timing may differ.
Phase II - Meet with the captain & board the flight
If you have any questions, you can ask without hesitation during the briefing. The captain will introduce himself, and the boarding process will begin.
Phase III - Fly to Lukla and land for refueling
Altitude: 2,845 m
Lukla is a famous stopping point for people, who are traveling further into the Everest region. This airport is known for its thrilling take-offs and landings. You will reach Lukla airport after 35 minutes of flying from Kathmandu. Here, we will take a short 20-minute break to refuel the helicopter. During the break, you can view the beautiful surroundings of Lukla with mountain views.
Phase IV - Fly to Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar and land
Altitude: EBC 5,364 m & Kala Patthar 5,644 m
From Lukla airport, you will fly to Kala Patthar, known for its viewpoint. It will take 15 minutes to reach Kala Patthar from Lukla airport. You will fly over the Namche Bazar above 5,500 meters.
You will stay at Kala Patthar only for 10 minutes for sightseeing. As you are at a high altitude, staying more than 10 minutes is not possible because of the strong wind and high elevation. The pilot cannot turn off the engine as well. During the 10 minutes time frame, you can admire the view and take pictures.
Phase V - Fly to Everest View Hotel for breakfast
Altitude: 13,000 ft
The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour then takes you to Everest View Hotel for breakfast. Everest View Hotel holds the Guinness world record for being a hotel at the highest altitude. You will land at the Syangboche airstrip. You will enjoy breakfast with excellent mountain views.
Phase VI - Fly back to Kathmandu and quick review session
Enjoy the last views of the mountains during the 45-minute flight back to Kathmandu. The return flight will take you through the Tengboche monastery and Khumbu glacier.
Upon landing at the Kathmandu airport, there will be a short review session regarding your trip experience. We expect genuine feedback so that we can enhance our trip in the future.
Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour cost
The Everest Base Camp Heli Tour cost can differ according to the group size. The tour package ranges from USD 980 and changes from season to season and as per personal customization. The capacity ranges from 2pax, 3pax, 4 pax, and up to 5 people. The price thus differs depending on the number of people.
Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour best time
Due to its high altitude, the weather in the Everest region changes quickly. The best time to plan the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is Spring ( March- April) and autumn (October- November). The weather is mostly clear and sunny during this time.
From (December- to February) the top of the mountain is covered with heavy snowfall, and the views are magnificent, so this is also another excellent time to go to the Everest Base Camp Heli tour.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour package
There are various Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour packages. Some of the popular packages are:
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour From Lukla
Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour from Lukla is a quick helicopter tour to EBC that begins from Lukla airport, popular being the gateway for people going to the Everest region. Flying above Lukla, the helicopter will take you to Everest Base Camp, which is the highest elevation point for the trekkers. The total flight time is one and a half hours. If you are already in Lukla, then this option is ideal for you.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with a stop at Kala Patthar
It is the best Everest helicopter Mountain Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour package not just because of the foothills of Everest, but the Kala Patthar is a famous viewpoint. The trip is four hours long. With the panoramic beauty of the Himalayas, countless frozen peaks, and time-saving.
Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu or Lukla
Located in the northeastern part of Nepal in the Khumbu region, Gokyo Lakes is the highest freshwater lake system in the world. The lake's elevation ranges from 4,700 meters to 5000 meters. Trekkers go on Gokyo Lake Trek or Everest Three High Passes trek specifically to behold the gorgeous beauty of these lakes. Our Gokyo Lakes helicopter tour from Kathmandu to Lukla takes you to these beautiful lakes in a matter of a few minutes. You will land there, enjoy the views, and fly back to Lukla or Kathmandu as per your wish.
Can you go to Everest base camp by helicopter?
Yes, you can go to Everest base camp by helicopter. It takes a total of 4 hours to go and return to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu.
Why can't you take a helicopter to the top of Everest?
The thin oxygen at the top of Mount Everest affects not only humans but everything. The air is very thin, and even if the helicopter reaches that height, landing the helicopter will be very difficult.
How much does it cost to fly to Everest Base Camp?
Our Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp helicopter tour package ranges from USD 930 and fluctuates as per customization & group size. The price includes a Helicopter tour, airport tax, helicopter tour costs, and transfer to the airport by car or taxi.
Can I drive to Everest Base Camp?
No, you cannot drive to Everest Base Camp from the south side (Nepal). On the north side of Everest (Tibet), there is a road and travelers do go on an overland tour to EBC. However, the major attraction and the trekking trail are popular on the Nepal side.
How to book an Everest helicopter tour with us?
Booking an Everest helicopter tour is simple and easy. To book a trip with us, you will have to send advance payment to our bank account. Once we verify the payment, you will have to fill out forms with your passport details, and expiry dates. We will send you a booking confirmation letter after we receive a scanned copy of the passports, and booking forms.
How long is Kathmandu to Everest helicopter tour?
The EBC Heli tour is 4 hours long, starting from Kathmandu to EBC. This includes a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla that will be 45 minutes. There will be around 10 minutes break in Lukla. From Lukla to EBC, it will be a 15-minute flight. You will stop for half an hour in the hotel Everest View.
Do we land at Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar?
Yes, we will land at Kala Patthar (5,644 m), which is the highest point during the EBC Helicopter tour. It is preferred to land at Kala Patthar because it lies slightly higher than EBC and offers jaw-dropping views of the mountains.
Is Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp helicopter tour safe?
The Everest helicopter tour is 100% safe because the pilots follow all the precautions before flying and while flying. The pilots also provide you with safety instructions before starting the flight on do’s and do not while flying.