Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the best way to experience Mount Everest within a day from Kathmandu. You can join a group or charter a helicopter as a private Heli ride.
Do you dream of seeing Mount Everest but do not quite fancy spending a few weeks hiking there? Well, don’t worry – we have the solution for you. We can take you on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in just one day – within 4 to 5 hours- in the comfort and thrill of a helicopter!
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Program
Starting your exciting luxury journey in Kathmandu, you will be treated to an aerial view of the bustling city and its famed UNESCO World Heritage Sites before heading towards the ‘Gateway to Everest‘ (Lukla). Cross over snowy mountain peaks, lush green landscapes, local settlements, and majestic monasteries as you fly alongside the Himalayan range towards Kala Patthar (5550 m), the most popular viewpoint in Everest Region. Step off the helicopter and enjoy up-close views of Pumori, Nuptse, Lobuche, and Mount Everest.
Climb back into your luxury helicopter Tour and fly over trekkers cutting their way through mountainsides to Everest Base Camp and its 8000-meter peaks. Enjoy the view as you hover above, observe the landscape peppered with multi-coloured tents, and marvel at the frozen panorama of the Khumbu Glacier and Icefall.
Then take your second stop at Shyangboche, and enjoy a breathtaking breakfast surrounded by Himalayan peaks, before one final swoop over the Goyoko lakes. The perfect way to explore one of the world’s most beautiful sights, all from the comfort of a helicopter!
Therefore, this is ideal for anyone unable to trek, with limited time, or maybe just not keen on hiking. However, if this doesn’t sound like you, but you still fancy the thrill of the helicopter, then why not combine the helicopter ride with one of our many trekking packages? You can still experience the sights on foot, but you can cut down on your journey and enjoy the adventure of the Tour.
Contact a friendly team member to learn more about the trip or how to customize it and make it perfect for you; we will be happy to help!
Why Everest Base Camp Heli Ride Tour?
Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world. Seeing the world’s highest mountain from a close-up view is a dream for many adventure lovers. Thousands of people visit this place by trekking to Everest Base Camp. Some plan to climb the peaks by joining mountaineering adventures. If you are limited by time or physical conditions, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter ride is the best option to explore the mighty Himalayas in a single day. This helicopter tour package is a single-day Heli ride from Kathmandu to Mount Everest. You will overfly the base camp of Everest and land at Kalapathar for superb views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and several snow-capped mountains in 360-degree views.
The Tour offers a lifetime memory of exploring the highest mountains in 5 hours. You can contain it or join the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour.
Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport: Everest Helicopter Tour: You will be collected from your hotel in the morning and driven to the airport. You will board your helicopter to Lulka from here, and the excitement will begin! Flying early in the morning, the skies should be clear as we fly east, enjoying panoramic views of Kathmandu before heading towards the mountains. On our thrilling ride, we will fly above Himalayan peaks before reaching Lukla, a mountaintop Sherpa settlement known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’. We will land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport to refuel and explore before returning to the mountains.
Fly from Lukla to Everest Base Camp; Stopover at Kala Patthar (5550m/19,290ft). Enjoy breathtaking views of glacial rivers, Sherpa settlements, and majestic monasteries as we get back on board and fly over the emerald Gokyo Lakes – their sparkling turquoise waters contrasting with the icy-white frozen glaciers.
As we reach Everest Base Camp, your helicopter will hover over the expedition groups as they attempt to scale Mount Everest. If it’s the climbing season, the snow-covered landscape will be filled with colourful tents, creating a beautiful patchwork for you to observe from above. Surrounding the trekkers, you can view the broad glacial basin of Western Cwm, Khumbu Icefall, and Khumbu Glacier.
The helicopter will then get in touch in Kala Patthar. At 5545m, you are almost at the foot of Mount Everest and can take in the atmosphere as you are surrounded by one of the most incredible views on earth. A chain of some of the highest peaks in the World rises around you as you soak in the views and take pictures. Due to the height, the air here is thin, and oxygen levels are low. So, to ensure you are not affected by the altitude, we will only stop here for 10 to 15 minutes before flying onto Shyangboche.
Breakfast at Shyangboche (30-40 minutes) and fly back to Kathmandu. Our next stop is in Shyangboche, where we will step off the helicopter for 20 – 40 minutes and enjoy one of the most magical breakfasts of your life. Flanked by the frozen walls of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Khumbu Himal, you can celebrate the completion of this beautiful tour.
The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a scenic flight that offers breathtaking views of the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest. This tour usually starts from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal and takes you to the vicinity of Mount Everest, providing close-up views of the mountain range.
Additional information about the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Duration: The tour typically lasts about 4-5 hours, including the flight time to and from Mount Everest and a stop for lunch at a local lodge.
- Flight Route: The helicopter tour usually follows the standard flight route, which includes a stop at the Syangboche airport near Namche Bazaar and a flyby of the Khumbu Glacier, Mount Everest South Base Camp, and the summit of Mount Everest.
- Comfort: The helicopters used for the tour are modern, well-maintained, and equipped with comfortable seats, large windows, and climate control.
- Cost: The cost of the Everest helicopter tour varies depending on the operator, the type of helicopter, and the season. The average cost ranges from US $1000 to US $1200 per person.
- Safety: The flight is operated by experienced pilots, and the helicopters have all the necessary safety equipment. However, checking with the operator about their safety record and policies is always advisable.
Best time to go: The best time to take an Everest helicopter tour is from September to May, when the weather is clear, and the views of the mountain range are the best.
Overall, the Everest helicopter tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and an excellent opportunity to see Mount Everest up close.
MyEverestTrip is a Nepalese Travel and Trekking Agency based in Kathmandu. We have been operating in different trekking regions for more than a decade, traveling with hundreds of trekkers and travelers all around the world.
With the pure intention to bring trekkers to Nepal’s safety and comfort, we have an entire team of travel planer, guides, and porters. We also have connections to hotels and restaurant lines all over Nepal for ensuring that our trekkers get the best possible facilities.
So, here is the reason why you should travel with MyEverestTrip.
Customize your itinerary:
We have designed a well-planned Itinerary for all travel destinations around Nepal. However, this Itinerary is customizable as per the need and requests of our trekkers. Just let us know when and how long you are staying so that we can arrange the rest.
Our Expert guide:
Although all travel agency claims to have a good guide, many of them are not informed about the place you are traveling to. However, MyEverestTrip has its own licensed guide in Nepal. They have been working in this field for over three decades, collecting all the information about the place/ culture, and learning to keep the travelers safe. Also, our guide is good at the English language. Upon special request, we can even hire a guide who can speak Chinese and other European languages for trekking in Nepal.
Fair and reasonable Cost:
MyEverestTrip has been known for its very economic trek packages in Nepal. You can compare the price we offer with any other travel agency in Nepal and only book with us if you are satisfied with our cost. We try to include all needed expenses during the tour so that you will not be overwhelmed with hidden expenses after the packages are booked.
Your safety is our priority:
Obviously, the safety of our trekkers and our team is the utmost priority of MyEverestTrip. Our guide and porters who shall accompany you for the trip will have insurance of their own. We also encourage Travel insurance for our trekkers. Our treks and trip have been so designed that you only walk an appropriate distance. In any case of emergency, you will always have our back.
Responsible and Eco-Friendly
MyEverestTrip operates with the belief in responsible tourism. This includes
- We are transparent about the services covered on the trip. There shall be no hidden cost (informed in advance if there’s any)
- We cover all the places that have been promised before the trek (the trend of skipping places once you book the package has to be discouraged).
- All our guides and porter are above 18yrs. We highly discourage child labor in the tourism industry
- We do not leave any wastage behind on the trekking routes. We either dispose of the waste appropriately or carry them back with us and send it to the municipality
- We do not engage in any activities that affect the people in the trek places of Nepal we stay.
About to Know Everest base camp helicopter tours:
1. How long is the flight to Everest Base Camp?
The flight to Everest Base Camp typically takes around 1 hour, but this can vary depending on the weather conditions and route.
2. What is included in an Everest Base Camp helicopter tour?
The exact details of what is included in an Everest Base Camp helicopter tour will vary depending on the tour provider. Still, most tours typically include a helicopter flight to and from the base camp, a guided tour of the area, and sometimes meals or refreshments.
3. Can I fly to the top of Mount Everest?
No, it is impossible to fly to Mount Everest’s summit. The highest point a helicopter can fly to is the South Col, at around 7,900 meters (25,919 feet).
4. Is it safe to fly to Everest Base Camp?
Flying to Everest Base Camp is generally considered safe, but like with any helicopter tour, there is always some risk involved. The helicopter operators in Nepal have an excellent safety record and follow strict safety protocols, but factors such as weather conditions and altitude can impact the safety of the flight.
5. Should I be physically fit to take a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp?
A helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp does not require significant physical fitness, as the flight covers most distance. However, being in good health and not suffering from medical conditions that the high altitude may exacerbate is essential.
6. Can I book a one-way flight to Everest Base Camp?
Yes, you can book a one-way flight to Everest Base Camp. Some tour providers offer one-way flights, allowing you to fly to the base camp and then return by another means, such as a trek or getaway.
How much does the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour cost?
The cost of an Everest Base Camp helicopter tour can vary widely depending on the tour provider, the duration of the time, and the level of comfort and services included. The average cost can range from $500 to $1,500 per person.
- Pick up / drop from your hotel to the airport.
- Breakfast at Everest View Hotel
What's not included
- Wind profit Jacket
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If you already know who you would like to take your adventure with and would prefer to enjoy your ‘My Everest Trip’ experience with your own group of friends, then we’ve got good news! All of our trips are also available as private adventures! Our private adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk you through some of the different options that we offer.
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These reviews are from the travellers who have travelled with us previously.
EBC With Helicopter Tour
Mr Puru and his company, My Everest Trip, were a great experience! They made things very easy for me, my father, and mum on our trek to Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Tours! Very flexible and helpful. He is an amiable person Mr Puru and is always happy to assist us with anything, including flights and packages we need, last-minute changes, hotel arrangements, and tours. Great guys always have a smile on their faces. I want them to continue their top service; They genuinely deserve it. Give them a try; you won’t regret it.
Everest Base camp with Helicopters
It was my dream to touch my soul to mt Everest base camp in my life but my age and my knee can’t afford it, but finally, I show my Everest trip they have helicopters tour in his packages within 4 hours tour mt Everest base camp and come back, I was so surprised and I start to talk with my Puru who will arrange Myarrange Mt, base camp by helicopters. and his office and we talk about the tour plans the next day morning he manages this trip by joining the group on a great Helicopter Tours to Everest Base Camp & Kalapther Tour.
I am really enjoying my short holiday in Nepal with Everest Heli Tour to Everest base camp, actually, we stopped close to the bottom of Kalapathar Hill, above Gorak shep and Everest viewpoint also a perfect spot for excellent close views of Mt. Everest and the alluring panorama of the whole mountain range of Everest and many others mountain Views.
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tours
- Within 4 to 5 hours and all in the comfort and thrill of a helicopter Tours
- Get way to Everest ( Lukla ) Landing
- Everest viewpoint landing
- Kalapather landing with a view of Khumbu glacier and see many more mountain views.
- Back to Lukla – Kathmandu
|No. of Persons||Price per Person|
|1 pax||US$ 1250|
|2 paxes||US$ 1200|
|3 - 5 paxes||US$ 999|
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