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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour-EBC Heli Tour

Everest Experience Flight to Everest Base Camp by Helicopter is an ideal day tour to cut out the 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a short tour to the world's highest mountain, Mt Everest Base Camp in Nepal. EBC Helicopter Tour is the best alternative way to see the aerial view of the Nepal Himalayas, rivers, mountains, villages and valley. The once in a lifetime trip, Everest helicopter tour is an exciting trip, suitable for everyone from children to seniors and adults. A great day tour to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu by helicopter landing at Lukla, Kalapatthar and the Everest View Hotel is for everyone. Everest helicopter tour takes off from Kathmandu and fly towards Lukla for an hour and lands there. After checking fuel, continue flight to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar landing and taking photographs, you will then fly to the Everest View Hotel(HEV) for a long halt. Enjoy the best view of Everest and Amadablam together with breakfast and tea/coffee. From there, helicopter finally takes you back to Kathmandu. Autumn, Spring and Winter are the best time for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour because of the clear weather and crystal clear mountain views. Please email us at [email protected] and call or message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742 to know more about Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. We offer a cheap Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour cost from $1200 to $5500 with everyday departure dates of 2023/2024.

Trip Facts

Trip Name: Everest Base Camp Heli Tour

Trip Type: Private/Group

Trip Package: Group Tour

Trip Duration: 1 Days

Trip  Difficulty: Easy

Trip Season: All Season

Trip Altitude: 5300m

Trip Cost: USD 990-USD 5500

Group Size: 1 - 5 people

Mode of Transfer: Car/ Helicopter

Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is to enjoy 14 day Everest base camp trek Nepal in 1 day helicopter flight tour to Everest Base Camp/EBC.

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Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is our special Helicopter flight riding tour package to explore the tallest peaks in the world. A lifetime trip to the highest mountain in the world-Mount Everest is a great day tour to EBC, Helicopter lands at Lukla, Pheriche, Kalapatthar and Everest View Hotel. An excellent day tour of 5 to 6 hours is a good option to enjoy and experience scenic and dramatic beauty of Mt Everest. We do organize both private and group joining Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing at different places of Everest.This is an awesome mountain flight tour by helicopter to experience Everest and its surrounding peaks with wonderful landscapes,scenery and the Himalayas.

The Heli tour to Everest begins from Kathmandu and fly towards Lukla, a beautiful Sherpa village and also the gateway to Everest Base Camp Nepal. The day helicopter tour to Mt Everest, the highest mountain in the world with Heli-flight landing at Lukla, Kalapathar and Everest View Hotel.The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is best option if you have no time trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Five travellers can ride in a Helicopter flight.The Everest Heli tour is so popular for luxury and business class travelers. Once the Helicopter flight takes off from Kathmandu airport, it will fly towards Lukla flying over rolling coaster mountain hills. Although the Everest Base Camp Heli tour is expensive, yet very worthwhile if you have no time trekking Everest Base Camp. Hence, Helicopter Tour is the most luxurious way to visit Everest Base Camp. This is a favorite tour of adventure travelers. No prior physical preparation is necessary to book and join Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.There are no hidden charge during this helicopter trip. All the payments are disclosed beforehand so that our customers wouldn’t face any kind of difficulties. 

A helicopter ride tour to Everest base camp has become favorite for tourists.All our guides and pilots are experts and professionals. Most of our pilots have more than decades of experience leading worldwide customers, showing the Himalayas’ wonder with full knowledge in mountains and all. All our guides are well-trained with medical knowledge. They are well-prepared for an emergency, such as they will immediately call for helicopter services for emergency evacuation.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour difficulty
Everest Base Camp Tour by helicopter is an easy to moderate difficult.No any experience is necessary for Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, suitable for beginners and the first time visitors to Nepal.The tour takes you to an altitude of 5545 m at Kalapatthar and 3780 m at Everest view hotel Shyangboche.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour permit
Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp needs only one permit-Everest National Park Permit that costs around USD 30.The permit is valid only for one entry.The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is possible independently without a guide. We, the Mission Eco Trek will take care/organize your EBC Heli Tour Permit. You will need to provide your scanned passport copy and a passport photo.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour cost
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour cost ranges from $990 USD to $5500 USD. Solo travellers can also join Everest base camp tour by Helicopter in our group tour to Everest Base Camp.Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour costs USD 990 per person if you take the group package. In a group, there will be a maximum of 5 people. You can also take the private Everest Base Camp tour; it would cost USD 3650 per person.You can choose between the private tour and the group tour based on your budget.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Group Tour Cost
If you are a solo traveler and would like to join the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, no worry, we have group for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour price will range from $1000-$950 per person. This cost will also be applicable if you have your groups paying together for the Everest heli tour.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Private Tour Cost
Private trip to the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour, which will cost around $3650 per person. We are currently accepting bookings for private charters. If you are searching for safe options during the COVID-19 situation, this private helicopter tour can be a great pick. You can travel in absolute comfort and maintain social distancing at the same time.If you join a group, you will be sharing a helicopter so that the costs will be lower than your private tour. But some people find sharing the aircraft with strangers quite awkward and boring. So, we will arrange a personal trip at your convenience. English speaking guide and experienced pilot will accompany on this helicopter tour to Everest.It can be confusing deciding which options to choose that meet your desires and your budget.Need help deciding. Give us a call at +977 9851023742(Whats App) and email us at [email protected] and we are happy to help you choose the right trip for you.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Weight Limit
The helicopter capacity during Everest Base Camp Heli Tour is five passengers and one captain. The passenger weight limit from Kathmandu to Lukla is 500 kg. At the same time, the weight limit from Lukla to Kala Patthar/ base camp is 250 kg. So, we have to run two shuttle flights from Lukla by spitting body weight 250 kg on average.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour-maximum height
During the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour, we will fly around 5,000 meters to 5,500 meters high. But please note that the flying height of the helicopter will depend on engine ability too.Several factors limit the ability to fly the helicopter around Everest, such as sub-freezing temperatures, hurricane-force winds, and air pressure. Besides, the air is too thin at such a high altitude, so that most helicopters couldn’t generate enough lift to remain airborne.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing
Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour lasts for 3 to 4 hours from Kathmandu. You will get enough time at Kala Patthar to enjoy the beauty of Everest and take pictures. While you are enjoying the beauty of the Himalayas, the helicopter engine will keep running, so you will have 10 to 20 minutes. Please note that there is a risk of staying at Kala Patthar for a long time because there is a low oxygen level at such a high altitude, and there is a high chance of altitude sickness. To be on the safe side, we will also carry an oxygen cylinder. Secondly, Helicopter landing at Everest View Hotel for 40 to 50 minutes, enjoy the views of the Himalayas and breakfast there.

Best time tour to Everest Base Camp by Helicopter
Autumn, Spring and Winter are the best time for Everest Base Camp helicopter tour.The weather around the base camp area is always changing and unpredictable. Different seasons will offer you different experiences. The higher area is known for freezing and adverse weather. However, a helicopter tour to base camp and Kala Patthar is doable all the time of the year.

Spring Season
Spring like March, April, and May is an ideal time for helicopter tour to Everest. The weather around the base camp is moderate and favorable. The daytime temperature is warm at around 15°C. Whereas morning and night are chills with -10°C temperatures. The mountain views are quite visible.However, at the end of the season, the temperatures start to increase, and the weather patterns change. During this season, the view is utterly beautiful; significantly lower hills look amazing with the blooming colorful rhododendron flower.

Summer/Monsoon Season
Summer like June till early September are not an excellent time to go for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour because of unstable weather conditions. During this time, Mt. Everest is usually hidden behind the clouds. In the morning, the visibility is clear, so the tour is still possible with extra precaution and safety. The average temperature is between 17°C to 5°C.So, a high chance of flight cancellation may occur due to the poor weather conditions compared to other main seasons.

Autumn Season
Autumn like September to November is the best to do Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour.The weather is dry and favorable, neither too cold at higher elevations or nor too hot at a lower height.The temperature is moderate with 20°C to -10°C at night time. No rainfalls, no cloud, fog, the views of the Himalayas are at their best.

Winter Season
Winter season from December to February is still possible for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The weather is cold, and the hills and mountains are fully covered by snow the views like winter Disneyland.The crystal clear views of mountains are incredible, but the freezing temperature, the chill wind, and the heavy snowfall are some challenges you might have to face during this season. Despite these challenges, the views of the higher snow-capped mountains will take your breath away! So flight cancellations and delays are quite normal due to the bad weather condition so prepare yourself mentally.If your flight is canceled due to bad weather conditions, either you can reschedule your flight or refund your payment.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour packing lists
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour requires an appropriate dress depending on the season. You also need a down jacket and warm trousers during the warm season to keep yourself warm at the high altitude. Most of the time, the temperature is below the freezing level.Unlike Everest Base Camp trekking, this helicopter tour won’t need much packing. You just need some good quality clothes to keep you warm at a high altitude.


Walking shoes or boots 
Waterproof and Windproof jacket (with hood) and trousers (goretex or similar)
Trekking trousers. 
Long sleeve tops or shirts (not cotton).
Micro fleece.
Heads and Gloves
Warms mittens and/or gloves.
Wool or fleece hat.
Sun hat.
Personal equipment
Day pack. 
Water bottles
Sunscreen and Lipbalm with a high SPF.
Favorite snack food.
Camera with spare batteries and memory cards.
Travel clothes
Power bank
Poncho/rain coat
Passport With photocopies
Binoculars (optional)
Cash, credit and debit cards
Money belt

Day 1: Kathmandu to Kala Patthar via Everest Base Camp (Flight time: 3-4 hours)
5:30 – 6:30 AM: Hotel pick up and drop to the domestic terminal of International Airport, Kathmandu.
Your Everest helicopter tour will start from International Airport, Kathmandu. Early in the morning, we will pick you from the hotel and drive to the airport’s domestic terminal.

6:30 – 7:00 AM: Preparation and processing to take your scheduled helicopter flight to EBC with a landing.

Your guide will assist you with the check-in process and luggage. Make sure to carry your passport and tickets. After checking in, an airport officer will check your documents and ticket, and you will be ready to fly to Lukla.

7:00 – 8:00 AM: Fly to Lukla (2,845 meters)
Once you complete your airport formalities, you will proceed to fly Lukla. As you begin to fly, you will be welcomed by the fantastic vistas of green hills, and passing through Dolakha village reaches Jiri village. Heli ride continues over the Lamjura-La Pass (3,550 m) covered in thick rhododendron forests.After 45 minutes, you will land at Lukla with magnificent views of the chains of the Himalayas. Lukla lies at 2,820 meters above sea level. Lukla is famous for Lukla airport, which has a small runway in the world.

8: 00 – 8:15 AM: Flight Refueling at Lukla Airport
Once you land at Lukla, you will start witnessing the local Sherpa culture and lifestyle. At the airport, you will see many Sherpa guides and porters waiting for their clients. It will take around 15 minutes to refuel the flight.

8:15 – 8:30 AM: Fly to Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)
After refueling at Lukla airport, you will fly to Kala Patthar. The in-flight commentary will tell you exactly where you are, whether it’s the legendary Everest Base Camp or the mighty Khumbu glacier. In the second half of the flight, you will get great views of the mountains such as Everest, Pumori, and Lhotse summit when flying over the Kala Patthar.

8:30 – 8:45 AM: Land and Explore around Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)
This helicopter tour is more than just a flight where you can gawp at the breathtaking landscapes before you. The 3-4 hours Everest Helicopter tour lets you land in the Kalapatthar, where you will indulge in the view of the mighty, majestic peaks of the Khumbu region of Nepal. Fifteen minutes on the ground may not sound like a lot, but it’s far enough to find out splendid views of the scenic mountain beauty.

8:45 – 9:00 AM: Fly to Syangboche (Everest View Hotel) (3,950 meters)
Throughout this mountain flight, you will be accompanied by a guide who will tell you all you need to know about the sites you have a bird’s eye view of as the vibrant colors of a sunrise in paradise merge into one. This short flight is bound to arouse your appetite for another helicopter tour. After enjoying the magical moments at Kala Patthar, you will fly to the world’s highest situated hotel, Everest View Hotel, for a hearty breakfast. The flight offers marvelous views of Khumbu Glacier, Gorak Shep, monasteries, Chortens, and snow-clad peaks of the Everest region.

9:00 – 9:30 AM: Breakfast Time at Everest View Hotel
Syangboche is well-known for Everest View hotel, famous for getting Mt. Everest’s view from every corner. It is an ideal place to get the mesmerizing scene of snow-capped peaks in luxury. You will have a hearty filling breakfast at Everest view hotel with splendid Everest view.

9:30 – 10:00 AM: Fly to Lukla and Refuel
After having an excellent breakfast in the hotel, you will fly back to the Lukla with the astonishing views of the Himalayas. There is nothing more exciting than a clear bird’s eye view of the Himalayas up close. Once again, the flight will land at Lukla for 15 minutes for refueling and fly back to Kathmandu.

10:00 – 11:00 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu

Finally, before heading back to Kathmandu, you will see the full range of the Everest region landscapes’ diversity as you look down on the Namche Bazaar, Lukla, and Phakding. After this exhilarating flight, you will be taken back to your hotel in comfortable, private transport.

Price Includes

  • Chartered Helicopter
  • All government tax
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Passenger insurance

Price Excludes

  • National park entry permit (NRS. 3,200 per person)
  • Airport tax (NRS. 200)
  • Any meals, accommodation or drinks

Best reason for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is best private and group travellers with limited time and physically not capable of the classic Everest Base Camp Trek.At $990 USD, you get the best seat in the world to enjoy the real beauty of Mt Everest.

1. Takes few hours to complete Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest Base Camp trek takes between 11 and 14 days to trek round trip to the base camp. So, if you don’t have two weeks to complete the classic EBC trek, you can opt for this helicopter tour with flight landing at Kala Patthar and Everest View Hotel.The EBC heli tour will take 4 hours from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kala Patthar to Kathmandu, including a half an hour stop at the hotel Everest view. Those hours are enough to satiate you and leave you with a lifetime memory. The short travel time is perfect for people who have many places to visit in a single day.

2. Best View of the Himalayas
If you are having a helicopter ride for the first time, it is going to be like walking and chewing gum at the same time. You will experience the thrill of riding a helicopter along with enjoying marvelous views of Mt. Everest and the surrounding snow-capped Himalayas. A helicopter with large transparent windows offers you the best view of the Everest, Khumbu Glacier, and Sherpa settlements. You will get enough opportunities to click incredible shots as the helicopter circles around the beautiful mountains.

3. Escape from crowded touristic trail
Thousands of tourists trek to the Everest region each year.Right from landing at Lukla airport to Everest Base Camp, you have to share the trail with hundreds of other trekkers; the traditional EBC trek route is perennially crowded. When you choose to take a helicopter, you get to escape the crowds as your journey begins and ends in a relatively remote helipad.

4. Suitable for all ages group travellers from Children to Seniors
Everest Base Camp Heli Tour is suitable for all age groups. Since it is a low altitude flight, there is no risk of altitude sickness. The tour is a perfect and fit for everybody. The children and seniors who are physically unable for the trek can easily enjoy the helicopter ride with lesser trouble and exhaustion.

5. Safe-Choice Trip Holidays
We take extreme precautions to ensure the safety of the passengers. There are multiple layers of protection provided to passengers, from a safety briefing to emergency supplies such as an oxygen cylinder onboard. If you follow the safety guidelines, you will have a safe flight. Likewise, our pilots have extensive experience in giving passengers exhilarating helicopter tours in the Himalayas with safe landing and takeoff procedures.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour booking
For, book Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, you need to send a copy of your passport with your weight information and some advance payment into our company bank account in advance. Since a helicopter tour depends on passengers’ total weight, you need to provide your weight details. We need to arrange shuttle trips with proper weight distribution.

Solo Travelers
Solo Tour is possible, touring around Everest Base Camp. A lot of people tour solo in Nepal and have thoroughly enjoyed. Solo tour has its own benefits. You will not have to adjust your schedule according to anyone. You can also follow your own route as you wish to. Nepal is completely safe for solo travellers. But you will also have to be a little more careful while travelling alone. You can join a group for this Heli tour. For this, you have to email us with your preferred date and time. After that, we will share the cost details of the EBC Heli tour.

Insurance for Everest Base Camp Heli Tour
Travel insurance is highly recommended for EBC Heli Tour because the high altitude can lead to many illnesses, weakness in travelers, and misjudgments. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

Health and Safety:
Face masks (required)
Hand sanitizer (required)

Everest base camp helicopter tour safety Measure
We have implemented various safety measures to ensure safe travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic like Wear masks, Hand Sanitizers, and Social distancing. Apart from COVID-19 safety concerns, please wear your seat belt while onboard, don’t stand or switch seats on a flight,do not throw anything from the window, smoking and drinking are not allowed during the flight, do not rush while getting inside or outside the helicopter and carefully listen to the instruction of the operator.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Route
Kathmandu- Lukla – Phakding- Namche Bazaar- Tengboche- Dingboche- Lobuche- Gorakshep- Everest Base Camp- Kala Patthar- Everest View Hotel- Lukla- Kathmandu. The helicopter starts with a short flight from Kathmandu, fly over Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Dolkha, and land at Lukla. After that, it will again fly over Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp, and finally land at Kalapatthar. You will fly over the same Sherpa settlement and land at Everest View Hotel for a hot breakfast during the return trip. Then you will fly over Namche Bazaar, Lukla airport, and finally, land at Kathmandu domestic airport.

Everest Base Camp Tour Helicopter Modal
For the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour, the helicopter will depend on group size. If you have more pax, you will take a more capacity helicopter for your flight tour.

1. 9N ANA (AS350B3e)
Helicopter Model: AS350B3e
Manufacturer: Airbus, France
Engine type: Arriel 2D
Passenger capacity: 5 + 1
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
Maximum Operating Altitude: 23,000 FT

2. 9N ALA (AS350B3e)
Model: AS350b3e
Manufacturer: Airbus, France
Engine Type: Arriel 2D
Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
Maximum Operating Altitude: 23,000 FT

3. 9N-AJD (AS 350 FX II)
Model: AS350 FX II
Manufacturer: Airbus, France
Engine Type: LTS – 101 700D2
Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT

4. 9N-AFQ (AS 350 FX II)
Model: AS350 FX II
Manufacturer: Airbus, France
Engine Type: LTS – 101 700D2
Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT

5. 9N-AGU (AS350 BA)
Model: AS350 BA
Manufacturer: Airbus, France
Engine Type: Ariel 1B
Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2100 KG
Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT

Additional Helicopter Service in the Everest Region
Besides our standard Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour packages from Kathmandu, We offers you various helicopter packages in Nepal’s Everest region. At the same time, we are offering you the best helicopter tour prices; we never skip on experience or features. So, let’s explore some other helicopter packages in the Everest region.

1. Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
Experience many of the most beautiful trekking regions of Nepal from the air. A scenic flight is fantastic, but it also might be relaxing. Also, Lukla’s helicopter flight gets less canceled compared to a regular domestic flight to Lukla. If you have limited time for trekking, you can opt for Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight as it makes sure to maintain your travel schedule and helps to complete the trek as you planned.Well, the duration of the helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is 50 minutes. But sometimes it might take one hour. A helicopter accommodates up to 5 people or up to 500 kg to Lukla. If you are a solo traveler, we will help you find a group that will share the cost.

2. Helicopter flight from EBC to Lukla
EBC trek and fly back by helicopter is a perfect combination of trekking experience and a pleasant, luxurious helicopter ride in the Everest region. Trekkers who are dreaming of visiting a base camp of the world’s tallest peak but not enough time to hike, this is a great deal.We offer you to be in Everest Base Camp in a short time and make your dream come true. Also, the people who don’t want to repeat the same trekking route can prefer this option. After having priceless moments around the base camp and Kala Patthar, you will return to Gorak Shep for the excellent heli ride to Lukla. In this short flight, you will get a flashback of your EBC trek from aerial view. The EBC trek with heli tour to Lukla offers an appealing experience for all mountain lovers. Helicopter flight from EBC to Lukla and vice versa will take around 20 minutes. You can enjoy the fantastic overhead view of several mountains, beautiful lakes, glaciers, green hills, and a small beautiful Sherpa settlement during this flight.

3. Helicopter flight from Lukla to Kala Patthar
No wonder Kala Patthar is one of the best vantage points of the Everest region. We offer Lukla to Kala Patthar or vice versa helicopter flight landing tour. The helicopter will land for 15-20 minutes at Kala Patthar. You will get enchanting views of mighty snow-capped peaks, including Mt. Everest itself.The duration of the helicopter flight from Lukla to Kala Patthar is approximately 15- 20 minutes. During this short heli ride, you will get a mesmerizing bird’s eye view that you have most likely never seen before!

4. Helicopter flight from EBC to Kathmandu
You can save your precious time in Nepal by taking a flight on a helicopter to Kathmandu from EBC. Trekking in such a remote area at such a high altitude place is an adventure and challenging. So after having a fantastic trek, you can choose a helicopter flight from EBC to Kathmandu.During this mountain flight, you will witness many tallest snow-capped peaks, and your eye is instantly drawn to so many beautiful things. If you don’t know what a nearly 8,000 meters high mountain looked like from above, then you should do this!

5. Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Gorak Shep and Vice Versa
If you are looking to endure both the trekking and an incredible mountain flight, then a helicopter ride back to Lukla from Gorakshep is also a good option. During the EBC trek, it is an attractive option to escape the entire same trekking route. If you have a short time in Nepal, you can handpick a helicopter flight from Gorak Shep to Lukla. It will be on time and cost wise also it is reasonable. So, you can save time, and at the same time, you will get the experience of aerial Himalayan views by helicopter ride.The distance between Kathmandu and Gorakshep is around 151 kilometers, and it will take approximately 65 minutes to be there. Also, on this flight, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the surrounding Himalayas, beautiful green hills, and charming settlements of Sherpa people.

6. Helicopter flight from Pheriche to EBC
You have hiked for several days from Lukla to Pheriche and want to visit EBC by helicopter; then this mountain flight is a good fit. The flight will take you to the base camp of Mt. Everest in approximately 10 minutes. Experience an unforgettable Everest Helicopter flight in the middle of the mighty mountain Everest. A helicopter flight to the base of the world’s tallest mountain is a once in a lifetime experience. Flying above beautiful sceneries and enjoying remote locations will blow your mind.

7. Helicopter flight from Pheriche to Kathmandu and Vice Versa
If you are in Pheriche and don’t want to trek back to Lukla and then fly to Kathmandu, then you can opt for a direct flight from Pheriche to Kathmandu on helicopter. This incredible flight takes about an hour if there are no stops in the middle.On the other hand, you could also take a helicopter ride to Pheriche and start your trek to the EBC. You will enjoy the lovely view of beautiful settlements like Namche, Lobuche, Dingboche, and Tengboche.

8. Helicopter flight from Tengboche to EBC
Helicopter flight from Tengboche to EBC offers breathtaking helicopter sightseeing throughout the Everest region. The helicopter ride also helps you to skip the trek from Tengboche to EBC.This 12-15 minutes aerial tour provides a thrill and adrenaline rush. You will enjoy the remarkable views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Thamserku, and other surrounding peaks.

9. Helicopter flight from Tengboche to Lukla or Kathmandu
This flight would be the right choice for those trekkers who want to get back to Kathmandu in a helicopter after completing their short trek to Tengboche. Soak in the breathtaking views as you explore the untouched villages, pristine wilderness, and snow-clad mountains. During 12 minutes of flight, you will be stunned by the birds-eye view of panoramic Himalayan ranges.

10. Helicopter flight from Dingboche to Kathmandu
If you are already in Dingboche and suddenly feel less energy and cannot trek further, you can opt for Dingboche to Kathmandu helicopter flight. We offer you the pickup and drop off service from Dingboche to Kathmandu.It takes about one hour to reach Kathmandu from Dingboche. This heli-trip is available throughout the year. Soar high above the Everest region’s snow-capped peaks on this guided helicopter flight from Dingboche to Kathmandu that reveals an astounding mountain view.

11. Helicopter flight from Lobuche to Kathmandu
This helicopter pickup and drop off service is available every month of the year. We also operate helicopter flights even from Kathmandu to Lobuche so that you can start your EBC trek from here. You can capture a panoramic view of different mountain ranges during this mountain flight, including Mt. Everest. While flying from Lobuche to Kathmandu, you will get an easy and comfortable ride and a pristine Himalayan view.

12. Helicopter flight from Gokyo to Kathmandu and Vice Versa
During a helicopter flight from Gokyo to Kathmandu or vice versa, you will have a wonderful moment seeing aerial shots! Magical views of the snow-clad mountains, lustrous green hills, tranquil villages, and dreamy Gokyo lakes. Take a Gokyo to Kathmandu Helicopter ride to explore the prime locations such as the Himalaya Ngozumpa Glacier’s largest glacier. The view of the series of beautiful and remote Gokyo lakes and Gokyo Valley from above will stun you!

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Attractions
Kala Patthar (5,545 meters)
Kala Patthar means “black rock” in the local Nepali language. It lies on the southern ridge of Mt. Pumori and just above the Gorakshep. It is one of the best vantage points in the Khumbu region, from where you will behold Mount Everest in the closest distance. It stands at 5,600 meters from sea level. Many trekkers stay at Grokashep before and after the base camp visit. The view from here is awe-inspiring, including the ultimate view of the Everest summit and many surrounding mountains like Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, Changtse, and Lhotse. Indeed it is one of the most outstanding panoramas that you will ever experience!

Everest Base Camp (5,600 meters)
Everest Base Camp in the Everest region is an absolute gem, and it’s just as spectacular from above. This base camp of the world’s tallest peak stands at 5,364 meters above sea level, and watching the sunrise from up here will change your life. Every year, Everest Base Camp is the ultimate destination for thousands of trekkers. The trekkers have to trek for 12-13 days dealing with altitude and weather to reach here, which is an adventure in itself. A helicopter tour is the best alternative way to get to base camp, which takes around 3 hours. The base camp also rewards you with the astounding view of snow-capped peaks like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Khumbu glacier.

Everest View Hotel (3,880 meters)
Everest View Hotel is one of the highest placed luxurious hotels globally at 3,962 meters above sea level. It lies close to the village of Namche in the Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal. You will get a view of the world’s most famous mountain surrounding the hotel. Besides the fantastic mountain views, you will get excellent service, delicious food, and great hospitality, which will make your trip more exciting and pleasurable. This short helicopter tour will provide you with a more in-depth insight into the Sherpa culture and tradition.

Lukla Airport (2,860 meters)
Lukla is a beautiful small Sherpa town that is quite popular as the starting point of the adventurous EBC trek. Furthermore, it is also famous for an extreme airport, the Tenzing Hillary Airport. There are regular flights between Kathmandu and Lukla during daylight hours, usually morning. Lukla airport is one of the highest airports in the world. Besides, the challenging weather, surrounding terrain, and the short, sloppy, and uneven runway make it one of the world’s most demanding landings. It is widely considered one of the most extreme and dangerous airports in the world.

Nepal Visa
Tourist visas are available on arrival at Kathmandu-Tribhuvan International Airport and at all land border crossings that are open to foreign travellers. While this is available for most foreigners, citizens of some countries are required to get a visa prior to arrival, while those from SAARC countries can get their visa free of charge.There are three different visa options and prices: Multiple Entry 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD and 90 Days – 125 USD. In order to get a visa on arrival you’ll need four things:
One passport size photo
A passport valid for at least six months
At least one blank page in your passport
The visa fee in cash (US Dollars is best)

As a general rule, your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining. Your passport details are required to complete your booking. Please ensure the passport details you provide are accurate. Any errors provided may result in extra fees for making corrections in bookings. We recommend taking copies of the main passport pages and other important documents with you as well as leave copies at home with family or friends.

Medical Facilities and Treatment
Medical facilities in Nepal are very limited, particularly outside Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, treatment at international-standard clinics is expensive and up-front payment for services is generally required. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment, including evacuation by helicopter.

Alcohol and Caffeine
Alcohol and trekking don't mix. We highly recommend that you limit your alcohol consumption in Kathmandu prior to your trip. Celebrate your achievements after your trek. Both alcohol and caffeine increase dehydration. Limit your intake of both when hiking at high altitudes.

Why book with us
We save your time and money, customizes itineraries based on your preferences. Right from the beginning, we are there for you during and after the trip!For over two decades, we have created an outstanding Heli service in Nepal for thousands of clients from all over the world. We offer you a hands-on adventure with safety on our fleet of AS 350 Series. Our expert team has extensive and firsthand experience and knowledge of the region and are passionate about what they do.
1. Best Price Guaranteed
2. Best valued for money and experience.
3. Local knowledge
4. Safety is priority
5. Easy payment options
6. 24/7 Service
7. Save time and effort
8. Customized trip
9. First hand experience
10. High standard

1) How long is the landing time at Kalapatthar?
Normally Helicopter landing time at Kala Patthar is 15 to 20 minutes.
We shouldn't spend a long time at Kalapatthar because there might be altitude sickness problems and helicopter polite they dont off helicopter engine because of cold temperature.
2) What happened if the flight is canceled because of bad weather?
If in case the flight is canceled because of weather reasons you will get a full refund.
3) What happened if I canceled the Everest Helicopter tour?
If you canceled the Everest Helicopter Tour because of your own reason once you confirmed you wont get a refund of your deposit.
4) How much do I need to deposit to confirm the Everest Base camp Helicopter Tour?
You must deposit 25% of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost to confirm the tour.
5) Is it possible to join a group for the Everest Base camp Helicopter Tour?
Yes, you can join a group for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. During the main season (March, April, May, September, October, and November) we have group departure every day from Kathmandu, you can join easily.
6) Is it possible to do a private or family Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
Yes, it is possible to do a private or family Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. We can arrange a private Everest Helicopter tour every day the whole year.
7) How I can book a private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
You could choose your suitable dates and contact us via email or WhatsApp.
Email: [email protected]
Mobile No +977-9851023742(WhatsApp)
8) Is it possible to join on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour if I am single?
Yes, you can join on the Everest Base camp Helicopter Tour. Let us know your suitable date we will join you with our available group.
9) Does Everest Base camp Helicopter Tour effect because of weather conditions?
Yes, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour can be affected by the weather conditions. To operate and see the best view during Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight we need clear weather. Sometimes Helicopter Flight might be delayed because of weather reasons.
10) Is there an oxygen cylinder during Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
Yes, there will be an oxygen cylinder in the Helicopter in case of emergency. Normally during Everest Base camp Helicopter Tour, you don't need to use oxygen.
11) Why Kala Patthar landing time is to short?
There are two main reasons we land for short time in Kalapatthar.
1. There might be an altitude sickness threat because you travel from lowland all the way over 5000 meters.
2. They don't turn off the Helicopter because of the cold temperature.
12) Why helicopter cant land at the Everest Base camp?
1. Everest Base Camp is made of glaciers so because of landing space we wont able to land at Everest Base Camp.
2. From the Everest Base Camp you cant see Mt. Everest itself. So Kalapatthar is the best viewpoint during Everest Helicopter Tour.
13) How much does it cost for Everest Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu?
Our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour costs start from USD 900 as per group size.
14) Is there any hidden cost during Everest Helicopter Tour?
No, there isn't any hidden cost during Everest Helicopter Tour. We notify you of the exact Helicopter Tour Cost as per group size before you confirmed the Helicopter tour with us.
15) How long is Landing time at Kala Patthar during Everest Helicopter Tour?
You will have 10 to 15 minutes of landing time at the Kala Patthar view point to take photos and explore.
16) Is it worth doing Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
Yes, it is worth doing Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, if you have a short time period for Nepal and are keen to see the worlds highest mountain within a day.
17) How long does it take for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu to Kathmandu?
Everest Base Camp Helicopter will take 4 to 5 hours from Kathmandu domestic airport to Kathmandu domestic airport. It depends on the weather condition on that day as well.
18) Is there enough time to take photos and videos during Everest Helicopter Tour?
Yes, you will have enough time to take photos and videos during Everest Helicopter Tour. The best viewpoint to take photos and videos are Kalapatthar and Everest view Hotel during Everest Helicopter Flight Tour.
19) Does everyone get a windows seat during Everest Helicopter Tour?
Yes everyone will get a windows seat during our Everest Helicopter tour.
20) Can we land Helicopter at the Everest Base Camp?
No, we cant land a Helicopter in Everest Base camp.
Nepal Government doesn't allow landing Helicopters in Everest Base Camp already for many years. But still, you could see some of the travel agencies advertising Everest Helicopter tour with landing at the Everest Base Camp. Please make sure before you confirm the Everest Helicopter tour either they land at the Kalapattar or Everest Base Camp.
23) What is the maximum weight limit for Everest Helicopter Flight?
Maximum 490kg to 500kg allow flying till 4200 meters during Everest Flight
24) How many people can fly together in Everest Helicopter Flight?
Maximum 5 people can fly during Everest Helicopter flight till 4200 meters.
25) How to manage weight and pax limit during Everest Flight?
If we have 4-5 pax on the group, we have to run 2 shuttles flights from either Pheriche or Everest view hotel by splitting body weight 240kg 250kg on average.
26) Is wheelchair accessible on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
Not, wheelchair isn't accessible during Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.
27) Is Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour recommended for pregnant travelers?
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour isn't recommended for pregnant travelers.
28) How to book Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
Green Valley Nepal Treks operate Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing at Kalapatthar with the special group joining cost every day from Kathmandu.
29) What are the best months to do Everest Helicopter Tour?
February, March, April, May, September, October, and November are the best time to do an Everest Helicopter Tour.
30) Can we hike to Everest Base Camp and fly back by Helicopter?
Yes, you could hike up to Everest base camp and fly back by helicopter from Gorakshep. We are offering Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek Helicopter Return trip as well.
31) Can we do a private Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp?
Yes, you could do a private helicopter tour with us. 
32) How much is the shuttle charge for Everest Helicopter Tour?
If you are above 3 people in the group it will cost you USD 500 for the shuttle charge for Everest Helicopter Tour.

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