About Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the perfect way for you to explore the Everest Base Camp and witness the artistry of the Everest Region. You get to feast upon the surreal beauty of the snowcapped Himalayas like Khongde Ri ( 6093 m), Kapsale (5583 m), Khumbi (5761 m), and Tobuche (6367 m) along the way to your destination. Not to mention the view from the Kalapthar is otherworldly.
The Heli Tour to Everest Base Camp is a classy way to enjoy the elegance of the Everest Himalayas. It is the best-suited tour for people with a short amount of time. The best time of the year for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is Spring and Autumn. March, April, and May are the best months as they come just after the winter season. As we all know, the winter season brings snow to the mountains. Autumn (September, October, and November) is also a good season. The cost of a Heli tour to Everest Base Camp depends upon the time of the year and varies from one company to another. The general price starts at $1050.
First of all, the trip begins from Kathmandu, where a company staff will pick you up at the hotel of your stay. Then, a short drive to the Tribhuvan International Airport. Here, you will be briefed about to-dos and not to-dos on the trip. Then, you board a helicopter and head towards the Everest region.
Upon exiting the confines of the Kathmandu Valley, lush green hills welcome you with fresh air immense views of stunning landscapes. Within no time, you will be able to see Lukla village and the airport. Lukla Airport is one of the world's dangerous airports at the height of 2860 m. Flying over the Sagarmatha National Park, you begin to notice the mountains like Cholatse (6440 m) and Lobuche (6367 m). The rocky landscapes embody wilderness, one of its own.
It is exciting to fly beside those rocky structures that stand tall and unbothered. Namche Bazar starts appearing at a far distance. The aerial view of Namche is sublime. Khumde (5583 m) and Khumbu (5761 m) stand tall in the background. As you fly over the Namche Bazar, you notice the Namche Bazaar airport, which is not in its best condition, but the sight of the mountain ranges is mesmerizing. After a while, you fly over the Khumjung village at the height of 3780 m. It clenches its beauty covered with green roofing.
Small Sherpa settlements on the top of the hills are scenic. The Dudh Koshi river flowing from the Himalayas provides an enticing view, which is the icing on a cake. The river gushing down the valley embodies the trek route to the Everest Base Camp on its banks. Phortse is a beautiful Sherpa settlement at the height of 3840m. As you fly towards North, Ama Dablam (6812 m) and Lhotse (8501 m) greet you to the experience of a lifetime.
From the helicopter, you will notice the trek routes towards the Everest Base Camp, which extend like a string on an uneven surface. The trail on the slope of rocky mountains and the barren wilderness itself is adventurous from the air. As you fly towards Dingboche, gigantic brown hills crowned with rocky edges stand tall before the snow-capped mountain ranges.
Near the Pheriche village (4240 m) on the bank of Dudh Koshi, the helicopter will land to adjust the number of passengers. The helicopter can only hold the weight of 3 passengers besides the pilot above the height of 5550 m. This place offers you 360 degrees panoramic views of the mountains like Cho Oyu (8201 m), Lobuche East (6118 m), Tabuche (6367 m), Kantega (6658 m), Thamserku (6608 m), and more.
The aerial view from the helicopter grants you a close-up view of the mountains mentioned above. Flying close to the sky-soaring mountains is a different experience. It is breath-taking, as well as adventurous. The lakes from the air are alluring. Gokyo Lakes is one of the most famous ones. As you keep on flying North, you pass over the Lobuche village( 4910 m). The landscape in this region is overwhelming to your heart. Even the tall hills seem so little on the base of majestic mountains.
Chang Ri (6027 m), Pumo Ri (7165 m), Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, and other mountains welcome you to the infamous Kala Patthar. On course to Everest Base Camp by helicopter, you get an opportunity to witness the frozen Khumbu icefall, which is a treat to your eyes.
Landing on Kala Patthar gives you the best view of the mountain ranges of the Everest Region. Extending from the left, Pumo Ri, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Lho La Pass, Changtse, Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kantega, Thamserku, Tabuche, Cholatse, Lobuche East, and more are the mountains that you get to enjoy from Kala Patthar. This panoramic view beats every mountain trip you ever had. The view from Kala Patthar is simply delightful.
After spending some time there, you will fly back to Syangboche. On the way, you get to see the aerial view of the Tengboche monastery. The returning view allows you to relive the moments. You will get a chance to feed yourself in the Everest View Hotel. The spectacular view of Mount Everest and other nearby ranges while dining is a dream come true. After spending some time, you will fly back to Kathmandu. The tour ends when you land in Kathmandu. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a must-do tour for anybody. The Everest tour by helicopter is worth the money and time.
Fixed departure dates for the Everest base camp helicopter tour are set up at regular intervals. If you want a customized experience head over to the trip customization panel on the right side.
- For a group size of 1 to 3 people head over to the fixed departure section on our website
- Head over to the Customization Booking section for a group size of 4 to 5 people
- Please leave an inquiry if you are looking for a more private experience and wish to book a helicopter. Our representatives will get back to you.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost
We, Adventure White Mountain, customize each package to best suit the needs of our clients. To make sure you thoroughly enjoy your Himalayan endeavor, the packages we offer are not only of the highest quality but also budget-friendly. As such, the price of the Heli Tour Everest Base Camp starts from USD 980 and depends upon the customization that you choose to make.
- Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Landing Tour with Cost [Single/Group Joining & Private]
- The cost for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is subject to change depending on your group size and departure provisions.
- Please refer to the rates enclosed below for detailed information:
Group Sharing Tour Cost in USD
For the months as per as below: (March, April, May & Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec)
Private Helicopter Tour Cost
1 to 3
USD 980 (Paying Together)
(For Single Shuttle)
USD 950 (Paying Together)
(For Double Shuttle)
USD 950 (Paying Together)
(For Double Shuttle)
If the group is overweight, every extra shuttle will be charged $ 700 per extra per shuttle (which is shared by the group).
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour (Weight Limit)
The helicopters used in Everest Heli Tour have a maximum capacity of 500kgs and can accommodate up to 5 people excluding the pilot. For a headcount of 3 or below 3, the helicopter will take off from Lukla directly towards the Everest Base Camp. As the altitude on the helicopter tour exceeds 4,000 m, the maximum weight of the helicopter changes to 250 kg on average. To adapt the weight on the helicopter to the increasing altitude for headcount sizes exceeding 3, the Helicopter will first land at Pheriche where we will manage the weight for a single shuttle flight before heading towards the Everest Base Camp.
Maximum Number of People
Maximum 5 Person in 1 Helicopter
Weight Limit for 5 people
Maximum 500 Kilograms
Weight Limit for 3 people
Maximum 250 Kilograms
Average Recommended Weight
80 Kilograms (Per Person)
Best season for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
While the tour is operated around the year, certain months are preferred for their scenic display of the Himalayas and the Everest region. The spring months of March to May offer picturesque natural beauty as the lush green valleys are colored in floral shades of red, pink, and white. While the monsoon months of June and July are generally avoided due to foggy weather and flight delays.
The autumn (September- November) brings back the warm temperature and marvelous Himalayan views. We, generally consider autumn to be the best of all seasons. But, it's up to you. We are here to make your dreams come true, we will do our best to live up to your expectations at any time of your preference. The winter months of December to February also offer a new take on the Himalayan beauty despite the chilly cold weather.
The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is one of the greatest Himalayan adventures the Everest region has to offer. From the breathtaking views of the Khumbu Valley to the Himalayan vistas, everything on the trip is mesmerizing. Depending on the time frame and the starting destination, you can reach the Everest Base Camp either from Lukla, Dingboche, Pheriche, or Tengboche. We are committed to bringing the very best Nepal has to offer to our clients. We prioritize quality and comfort above everything else and make sure you get the adventure you signed up for.