Highlights

  • Suitable for all kinds of travelers who want to enjoy the mesmerizing close-up view of the World's highest mountain Mt Everest.
  • Everest Base Camp helicopter tour will help you realize your dream to stand in front of Mt Everest without much physical effort.
  • The Everest Helicopter will be flying above diverse landscapes of the hilly region to terraced fields of Lukla, colorful Namche Bazaar, lush Oak, Rhododendron and Pine forests
  • Breakfast at an altitude of 3,962 meters.
  • During breakfast at Kalapathar, you will also get to interact with the Sherpas of the Himalayas.
  • Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing flight 

About Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour takes you near Mt Everest, known as the roof of the world. The helicopter lands at Kalapathar, which is a popular spot among the trekkers of the Everest region. Kalapathar provides the closest view of the tallest mountain in the world.

A helicopter tour to the Everest region is a perfect option for the ones who want to experience the tallest mountains in a very limited time. This Helicopter tour to the Everest region is suitable for every age group and every kind of traveler. Everest Helicopter tour is an appropriate trip for the ones who are not able to trek yet want to enjoy the enthralling mountains of Nepal.

Kathmandu To Everest Base Camp Helicopter

You embark on the helicopter flight at around 6:00 AM from the Tribhuvan International Airport. As soon as you take off, you will get a glimpse of mesmerizing mountains. Mt Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Mt Gaurishankar, and Manaslu are some of the mountains you will see at the beginning of the Everest Helicopter Tour. As you fly further, you will get views of Mt Lhotse, Mt Nuptse, Mt Pumori, Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Makalu, and Mt Lhotse and Khumbu Ice Falls, and other crystal shining mountains. A helicopter tour to the Everest Region takes you to the base of the chain of Himalayas in the Everest region. You will get a beautiful aerial view of peaks ranging from 3,300 meters to 8,848 meters in the Everest region.

Major Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour 

The chopper will be flying above diverse landscapes of the hilly region to terraced fields of Lukla, colorful Namche Bazaar, lush Oak and Pine forests, and enchanting Syangboche towards the snow-capped mountains. Sights of wildlife and plants located at this altitude will be an unforgettable moment for you when you land in this region. Sagarmatha National Park is another highlight of the Everest region tour. During the Helicopter tour to the Everest Region, also known as the Khumbu region, you will get a glance at the Tengboche monastery. While breakfast at Kalapathar, you will also get to interact with the Sherpas of the Himalayas. Tengboche monastery is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. The gompa built in 1916 AD is situated at an altitude of 3,867 meters.

Everest Base Camp helicopter tour will help you realize your dream to stand in front of Mt Everest without much physical effort.

Breakfast at an altitude of 3, 962 meters surrounded by the tallest mountains in the world is once in a lifetime experience. You can spend around half an hour clicking photographs at the Everest Base Camp.

Best Time For Everest Helicopter Tour

Because you will be flying above the mountains, the climatic condition is mostly fluctuating. Hence, the helicopter flight is suitable around the year.

While the best season in the spring and autumn, winter provides an amazing view of the snow-capped mountains. The spring falls from March to May whereas September to November is the autumn season. The chilly winter occurs from December to February.

The autumn season lets you get stable views of the surrounding landscapes of the Everest region. As the temperature is also moderate during this season, you will be able to spend a very splendid and comfy time in the Kalapathar. The Spring season gives a panoramic view of Rhododendron forest found in the elevation from around 1,400 meters to 3,600 meters.

The icy winter offers the view of charismatic snow-covered mountains.

Everest  Helicopter Tour During The Monsoon

Monsoon is not suitable for a Helicopter tour. On one hand, the unpredictable weather might affect the regular flights and it is also not safe to fly because of a lack of clarity. However, we will operate the flights on a comparatively clear day at your request. Due to uncertain weather, we might have to postpone the tour to the next day or more.

The Everest Region Helicopter Flight

Regulus Treks and Expedition ensure that you fly with a well-trained and highly experienced pilot and knowledgeable and cooperative guides. We always look forward to fulfilling your every wish and desire for wonderful sightseeing during the tour.

For this tour, you don’t need prior physical preparation as you will be exploring mountains from above. This is one of the luxurious ways to reach isolated land, definitely a lifetime experience. This chopper to the Everest region flies in the sky of the Khumbu region offering you a bird’s eye view of the valley covered with lush Rhododendron forests, colorful villages, and rough landscape. Besides, the highest mountain in the world, you will get beautiful views of other high mountains like Pumori, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho-Oyu during the helicopter flight.

The helicopter in Nepal is a five-seater which allows you to enjoy the picturesque beauty of all the travelers. The maximum weight that the helicopter can incorporate is 500 kg.

Everest Helicopter Tour Cost, Private Helicopter Tour To Everest 

The helicopter tour to the Everest Region is priced at USD 950 per person when you are in a group of five travelers. The prices are subject to change when the travelers are less in number.

Private Tour Cost 

No. of Pax            

Everest base camp private helicopter tour cost

1 to 3 pax 

$3650 per helicopter (single shuttle) 

4 pax

$3950 per helicopter (double shuttle)  

5 pax

$4250 per helicopter (double shuttle) 

 

Itinerary

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Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour 

Kathmandu- Lukla

Flight Time: 30 minutes

Ground Time: 7-10 minutes

Refueling at Lukla takes around 15 minutes

Lukla- Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar (depending upon the weather)

Flight time: Almost 25 minutes

Ground Time: 8-10 minutes

EBC- Syanboche

Flight time: 15 minutes

Ground Time: 28-30 minutes

Breakfast at Everest View Hotel

Back to Kathmandu from Syanboche through Lukla

Flight Time: 1 hour 5 -10 minutes

Day 1: 5:30-6:30 AM Start of the journey from the Hotel, flight from Kathmandu to Lukla through various destinations

The Helicopter flight tour to the EBC begins early in the morning at about 6:00 AM, and the tour guide will pick you from the Hotel and lead the way to the International Airport. You’ll be helped with the seating arrangements, and the flight takes off towards the East of Kathmandu, passing through beautiful snowcapped Langtang range and Ganesh Himal to the Manaslu and Gaurishankar peaks. On the way, we witness the green hills of Jiri in Dolakha. After that, the flight lands at Lukla, where you’ll be provided with a 10-15 minutes refuelling break.

    The entry point of most treks, tours, and expedition is Tenzing Hillary Airport or Lukla (2820m). After a short refuelling break, the flight continues toward Namche Bazaar, passing through mesmerizing Dudhkoshi river valley. Namche Bazaar, also called the economic hub, is the largest town in this region from where most of the travellers trek through. The view of Kusum Kangum, Kwangde, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku peaks can be enjoyed flying over from the Sherpa settlements. The flight continues to the Everest Base Camp through Syanboche, Pheriche, and Gorak Shep, Tengboche (famous village.

      The once-in-a-lifetime adventure, also dreamt by countless people, i.e. Everest Base Camp (5364m), is surrounded by the highest peaks in the world. For instance: Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Lhotse, Lobuche etc. The camp is located just below the Khumbu icefall. The weather determines whether to land the Helicopter on EBC or Kala Patthar. Also called one of the best viewpoints in terms of scenery than EBS, Kala Patthar lies at an altitude of meters. The Kala Patthar offers you a 360-degree view of Everest, which is just mind-blowing. The feeling of satisfaction when the chill wind touches your face is worth unimaginable.

        You are provided with around 15 minutes to enjoy the scenery around you, take photographs, videos as per your will and capture these memorable moments forever. Some people may have AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) if they stay longer in such high altitudes. So, it’s not allowed to stay there for a long time.

          The next stop after the breathtaking experience is Everest View Hotel at Syanboche to enjoy the delicious breakfast to keep up the excitement. The scenery from this Hotel is also beautiful. Almost after an hour of rest and of having a great time, we fly back to Namche.

            The Helicopter takes off from the Syanboche to Namche Bazaar and Lukla for refuelling purposes. Again, 15 minutes short refuelling break is provided; you can satisfy your eyes for the final time with the pleasant beauty of the Himalayas. The Helicopter then flies back to Kathmandu, bringing all the tourists safe and sound. After reaching the airport, you’ll be transported safely back to the Hotel.

              What to Expect

              • All the tax that needs to be paid to the government
              • Insurance of Passenger
              • A chartered helicopter (KTM-LUKLA-KTM)
              • As mentioned in the itinerary, sightseeing
              • Airport tax for Heli tour (NPR- 200)
              • Any extra food apart from breakfast
              • National Park Entry Permit (which is NPR 3200 per person)

              Useful Information

              • EBC helicopter tour total length is 4 to 5 hours
              • Kathmandu to Lukla flight: 45 minutes
              • Defueling Heli at Lukla: 15 to 20 minutes
              • Lukla to Mt. Everest/Kalapatthar flight: 30 minutes
              • Groundtime at Kala Patthar: 5 to 10 minutes
              • Flight from Kalapatthar to Hotel Everest View: 15 minutes
              • Stop for breakfast at Hotel Everest View: 45 to 55 minutes
              • Hotel Everest View to Lukla: 15 minutes
              • Refueling at Lukla: 10 to 15 minutes

               

              FAQs

              What is the passenger's 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.

              How high can we fly the helicopter around Everest?

              The summit of Mt. Everest lies at 8,848 meters above sea level. 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 most helicopters couldn’t generate enough lift to remain airborne.

              So during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter ride, 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.

              How long will we land at Kala Patthar or Base Camp?

              The helicopter ride to base camp Everest will be for 3 to 4 hours from Kathmandu. You will get enough time at Kala Patthar or base camp to indulge in the beauty of the Himalayas 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.

              Is it possible to take a Helicopter to the top of Everest?

              During the Kathmandu Everest Helicopter tour, it is impossible to take a chopper at an altitude of 8,848 meters. Actually, above Hillary’s step, the thin layer of air wouldn’t let the helicopter push enough air to make the flight. So, the unstable weather conditions and a thin layer of air make the chopper to fly near the summit impossible.

              However, Everest Base Camp in Helicopter Tour with landing is an excellent method to see the mighty Mt. Everest is very close enough. And most importantly, this helicopter trip enables you to venture out to the base camp and return to Kathmandu in a day. You will fly over the base camp and reach Kala Patthar. We will enjoy a few moments over there and take a few snaps just for memory.

              Are there any hidden charges during the trip?

              There are no hidden charges during this helicopter trip. All the payments are disclosed beforehand so that our customers wouldn’t face any kind of difficulties.

              How do I book an Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with the company?

              Yes, a good question. To book Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with our company is a straightforward and easy process. Open our website and go to our booking page for the Everest Helicopter tour package there you will see the booking option.

              For booking, we require your full credentials or a copy of your passport with your weight information. 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.

              Can a solo traveler join a group for the Everest Helicopter Tour?

              Yes, 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.

              Do you carry oxygen tanks during this Helicopter trip to Everest base camp?

              Yes, the helicopter has an oxygen cylinder for an emergency.

              Can we take kids on this Kathmandu Everest helicopter tour?

              Yes, of course, you can take your kids on this flight without any problem. Since we offer you a luxurious and comfortable Heli tour, it is perfectly suitable for kids and older age.

              How professional and experienced are the pilots for this Helicopter ride to base camp Everest?

              For this Heli tour, 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 of 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.