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Everest Base Camp Tour by Helicopter


3.5 hours


Magical Everest Flight

Starts from

Domestic airport

Ends at

Domestic airport

Best time to visit

March to May, Oct to November

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Departure date

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Everest Base Camp Tour by Helicopter

About the Tour:

Experience a thrilling four-hour helicopter journey across the Everest region, starting in Kathmandu. Our representative will escort you from your hotel to the domestic airport. The helicopter first lands in Lukla for refueling before taking you through the breathtaking Everest region. Enjoy a luxurious helicopter ride with front-facing seats offering unparalleled views of the world’s tallest peaks. You will get close-up views of snow-capped peaks, flying above the Khumbu Glacier and the Everest Base Camp. The helicopter lands at Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar (5,545 meters) after a 20-25 minute flight, providing face-to-face views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khumbutse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam. Capture this memorable moment before flying to the Everest View Hotel for breakfast. Afterward, the helicopter returns to Kathmandu with a brief stop at Lukla for refueling. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Tour Highlights Everest Base Camp Tour by Helicopter:

  • Fly from Kathmandu to the Mount Everest Base Camp, witnessing mountaineers preparing to ascend Mt. Everest.
  • Enjoy outstanding views of the Himalayan range from the helicopter.
  • Land at Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5,545 meters.
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park, a renowned nature reserve in the Himalayas.
  • Experience a bird’s-eye view of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks, including Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Phortse (3,950 m), Cho Oyu (8,210 m), and more.
  • Stand at the world’s base camp and marvel at the jaw-dropping views of the Himalayas.
  • Witness the impressive Khumbu Icefall.
  • Relish a delicious breakfast at the highest hotel in the world, the Everest View Hotel.

Outline Itinerary for Everest Base Camp Tour by Helicopter:

  • Kathmandu – Lukla (Fueling)
    Flight Time: 45 Minutes
    Ground Time: 7-10 Minutes
  • Lukla – Everest Base Camp (Kala Patthar)
    Flight Time: 25 Minutes
    Ground Time: 7-10 Minutes
  • Everest Base Camp (Kala Patthar) – Syangboche
    Flight Time: 15 Minutes
    Ground Time: 30 Minutes
  • Syangboche – Lukla – Kathmandu
    Flight Time: 1 hour 10 Minutes

Tentative Flight Timings for Everest Base Camp Tour by Helicopter:

  • 5:30 – 6:30 AM: Hotel pick-up and drop-off at the domestic terminal of International Airport, Kathmandu.
    • Your Everest helicopter tour starts from the International Airport, Kathmandu. Early in the morning, we pick you up from the hotel and drive to the airport’s domestic terminal.
  • 6:30 – 7:00 AM: Preparation and processing for your scheduled helicopter flight to EBC with a landing.
    • Your guide will assist you with the check-in process and luggage. Ensure to carry your passport and tickets. After checking in, an airport officer will verify your documents, and you will be ready to fly to Lukla.
  • 7:00 – 8:00 AM: Fly to Lukla (2,845 meters)
    • Upon completing airport formalities, you will proceed to fly to Lukla, welcomed by stunning vistas of green hills, passing through Dolakha village to reach Jiri village. The heli ride continues over the Lamjura-La Pass (3,550 m) covered in thick rhododendron forests. After 45 minutes, you will land at Lukla, famous for its airport with one of the world’s shortest runways, situated at 2,820 meters above sea level.
  • 8:00 – 8:15 AM: Flight refueling at Lukla Airport
    • Witness the local Sherpa culture and lifestyle at the airport, where many Sherpa guides and porters await their clients. Refueling takes about 15 minutes.
  • 8:15 – 8:30 AM: Fly to Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)
    • After refueling, fly to Kala Patthar. The in-flight commentary will guide you through significant landmarks, including Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Glacier. Enjoy spectacular views of Everest, Pumori, and Lhotse summit during the flight.
  • 8:30 – 8:45 AM: Land and explore around Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)
    • Spend 15 minutes on the ground at Kala Patthar, indulging in the majestic peaks of the Khumbu region. Though brief, the experience provides splendid views of the scenic mountain beauty.
  • 8:45 – 9:00 AM: Fly to Syangboche (Everest View Hotel) (3,950 meters)
    • Accompanied by a guide, enjoy a short flight to the Everest View Hotel, renowned for its breakfast with a view of Mt. Everest from every corner. 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 at Everest View Hotel
    • Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Everest View Hotel with splendid views of the Himalayas.
  • 9:30 – 10:00 AM: Fly to Lukla and refuel
    • After breakfast, fly back to Lukla for refueling, relishing the clear bird’s-eye view of the Himalayas.
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu
    • Before heading back to Kathmandu, witness the diversity of the Everest region’s landscapes, including Namche Bazaar, Lukla, and Phakding. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transported back to your hotel.


The price is based on one helicopter accommodating up to 5 persons. The total cost is divided among participants if the group size is less than 5 people. Tours depart on dates of your choice, depending on group size (1 to 5 persons). We guranteed you will like this our Everest Base Camp Tour by Helicopter !

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Min - Max (Persons) Adult Price
1 - 0 $5,700.00
2 - 0 $2,850.00
3 - 0 $1,900.00
4 - 0 $1,425.00
5 - 0 $1,140.00


  • 01: Airport transfer
  • 02: Helicopter tour to Mt. Everest, Landing at Kalapattar and over flying to Everest Base camp
  • 03: National Park entrance fees and breakfast at Everest View Hotel


  • 01: Personal nature expenses, accommodation or drinks
  • 02: Any expenses or services that are not specified


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