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 $950.
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.
At Adventure White Mountain Pvt. Ltd, we seek to provide the best trip experience to our clients. In doing so, we make sure to meet their needs as well. "Your peace of mind is our satisfaction".
How to book Everest base camp helicopter tour
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 round 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.
About Flights [ you should know ]: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest View Hotel to Everest Base Camp
The helicopter flight from Everest View hotel to Everest Base Camp bypasses the long days of trekking and offers you nothing but mesmerizing Himalayan beauty. Spanning for around 15 minutes, the helicopter adventure is perfect if you are short on time or lack the physical prowess to continue on the Himalayan terrain. Offering perfect Himalayan panorama, the helicopter tour is an ideal one if you want a different perspective on the majestic Everest Himalayan range.
Everest View Hotel to Kathmandu
If you find yourself stuck on the descending journey, the helicopter tour from the Everest View Hotel back to Kathmandu might just be the one for you. Covering a distance of 138kms, the journey takes around 40 to 45 minutes. A useful option if you need to cut your Himalayan journey short due to circumstantial reasons including medical emergencies, personal problems, or immediate rescue. The way back wraps up your journey in the Everest Region and offers a fresh view on its natural beauty and mesmerizing Himalayan views.
EBC to Lukla
The classic Everest Base Camp trail begins from the hill town of Lukla and convenes at the same point. In light of any emergency or personal situations hindering your journey back to Lukla, you can choose to commute via helicopter. The journey takes a total of 20 minutes and covers the entire trail from the Everest Base Camp. An ideal option if you want to experience the striking beauty of the region in a completely new way. Flying over the Sagarmatha National Park, the flight offers a mesmerizing Himalayan panorama in addition to the beauty of numerous Sherpa villages on the way.
Lukla to Kalapatthar via EBC
One for the Himalayan sunrise, the flight from Lukla to Kalapatthar via EBC is a standard helicopter tour that covers the very best the region has to offer.n At an altitude of 5545m, Kalapatthar is one of the best vantage points overlooking the Everest Himalayan Range. Well known for its marvelous views of the Mt. Everest (8,848m), the summit accommodates vistas of mountains like Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Nuptse (7861m), and Pumo Ri (7165m) among others. Besides, the journey also touches down at the Everest Base Camp for a proper introduction to the Khumbu Glacier and Icefall. Combining two of the marquee destinations in the Everest region, this Himalayan adventure is one to savor.
EBC to Kathmandu
A lovely way to get back to the capital city, the helicopter tour from EBC to Kathmandu offers a lovely escape from the long descending route back to Lukla. It can also be a useful option if you find yourself amid any medical or personal emergencies and need urgent evacuation. The way back offers a wonderful outlook at the natural beauty of Nepal bringing you picturesque views of the hilly landscapes. All in all, it is a lovely way of bidding goodbye to the Everest Himalayas.
Gorakshep to Kathmandu
At an altitude of 5,140m, the Gorakshep is your final stop on the Everest trail before reaching Everest Base Camp. Lying at a distance of 151km from the capital city, the helicopter flight takes around an hour. Apart from emergencies or severe medical conditions, the Heli tour offers a lovely way back if you don’t find it in yourself to set off on the descending trail once again. With picturesque views of the Himalayas, the flight offers a complete introduction to the natural beauty of the Everest region.
Kathmandu to Gorakshep
This option is most useful if you don’t fancy the long ascending routes towards the Himalayas. It is also ideal for those who wish to reach the foot of the world’s tallest Himalayas in the least amount of time. Touching down at the closest settlement point to the Everest Base Camp, the journey also gives you a chance to experience the Himalayan wilderness first hand. The journey takes around 70 minutes and brings you some of the best adventures the region has to offer.
Pheriche to Everest Base Camp
Pheriche serves as transit on the Everest Base Camp Heli tour and is also used as a shuttling point for the Helicopter flight. Located at an altitude of 4,240m, Pheriche is one of the most frequented destinations around the Everest Region. The helicopter flight from Pheriche to the Everest Base Camp offers a respite from the days of ascending journey leading up to the Himalayas. Taking a total of around 10 minutes, the journey offers a pleasant glance at the mesmerizing beauty of the Everest Himalayan Ranges.
Pheriche to Kathmandu
If you are seeking to escape from the days of the descending trail leading back to Lukla, the helicopter flight from Pheriche to Kathmandu is the way to go. Setting off from Pheriche, the flight offers mesmerizing views of the Everest mountains like the Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and Lhotse (8516m) to name a few. The way back slightly crosses the hour mark and offers a final glance at the mesmerizing beauty of the Himalayas.
Tengboche to Everest Base Camp
Home to the famous Dawa Choling Monastery, Tengboche lies at an altitude of 3,860m and is one of the most charming places around the Everest Region. The hike leading up to the village itself is a pleasant one and avoids strenuous ascents and descents. Taking a total of 15 minutes from Tengboche, the helicopter flight to the Everest Base Camp takes you along the Khumbu Glacier. Additionally, it also offers up-close views of Ama Dablam (6,856m), Lhotse (8,516m), Changtse (7,543m), and the majestic Mt. Everest (8,884m) itself.
Tengboche to Lukla or Kathmandu
If you find yourself back at Tengboche having completed your Himalayan adventure, the helicopter tour back to Kathmandu might be a lovely escape from the descending journey. It is a useful option if you are in the limited time since the flight offers incredible views of the Everest Ranges and vibrant Sherpa hamlets en-route.
Dingboche to Kathmandu
Often known as the summer valley, Dingboche lies at an altitude of 4,410m and is an acclimatization spot on your Himalayan adventure. The flight to Kathmandu from Dingboche takes around an hour and also hosts mesmerizing views of the Himalayas in the Everest range. Covering a total of 149kilometers, the journey is an exciting introduction to the beauty of the Everest region.
Lobuche to Kathmandu
Located right below Gorakshep, Lobuche offers a lovely respite before setting off on the descending journey leading back to Lukla. If you wish to experience a completely new adventure, the Helicopter flight leading back to Lukla might just be your thing. Taking around an hour, the helicopter ride back to the capital city covers the entire Khumbu Valley and most of the Sagarmatha National Park.
Gokyo to Kathmandu
The flight heading back to the capital city from Gokyo eliminates the tiring trekking route heading back to Lukla. The helicopter tour offers a fresh take on the mesmerizing beauty of the Gokyo Lakes and the Gokyo Valley. Like most of the helicopter flights heading back to Kathmandu, the way back covers a total distance of 137km. The helicopter trip is a remarkable journey across the Sagarmatha National Park and numerous other landmarks in the Everest region.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour [ Useful Tips ]
The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour offers a fresh take on the Himalayan beauty of the Everest region. Before you journey into the region, make sure you are well informed on:
- Seasonal and Climatic Conditions
- Provisions concerning flight delays
- Travel Insurance and Emergency Evacuation
- Altitude Sickness
- Cost Includes and Excludes
Also, make sure you inform the company regarding any reservations or concerns you might have during this flight.
Things You Should Carry during your EBC Helicopter Tour
Apart from your basic clothing, here are a few things you might want to consider that might come in handy during your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour:
- An extra layer of warm clothing
- Sunglasses, Sunscreen, and Lip Balm
- Woolen hats, scarves, and gloves
- Hot water, Light snacks, energy bars, and dried fruits
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, Adventure White Mountain, 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.
Please contact us at [email protected] for more details and queries related to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour or Kathmandu Lukla & Lukla Kathmandu helicopter charter services.