Overview of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the helicopter landing tour package in the base camp of Mt. Everest. The helicopter flight lands at Kalapathar at the elevation of 5545 meters above sea level. The helicopter tour package is famous as the Everest Helicopter Tour, which completes in a single day within four to five hours.
The main highlight of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the fastest reach at Kalapathar by helicopter ride without any trekking. The Everest Base Camp Tour by Helicopter ends at Kalapathar (5545m) where you can witness the world’s greatest mountains up close.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Landing Tour is a luxurious way to reach Everest Base Camp in a very short time. Normally it takes about 8 days to reach EBC by walking from Lukla where there is no access to road transport.
Another important aspect of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter ride is to land at Syangboche for a panoramic view of the Himalayas at 360 degrees. Having tea and coffee with breakfast at Hotel Everest View (one of the world’s highest place four-star hotels) is a dream come true program on this trip.
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
- Helicopter flights above the Himalayas including landing at Everest View Hotel guaranteed
- Awesome experience overlooking the world’s highest Mt. Everest and the mighty Himalayas peaks
- Spectacular views over the Nepal landscape, snow-capped mountains, ridges, rivers, villages, and valleys
- Stop at Lukla, Kalapatthar and Syangboche Everest view with breakfast
- Enjoy breakfast at the world’s highest placed Hotel- Hotel Everest view (3,880 m/13,000 ft.)
- Lifetime unique Heli tour from Kathmandu to Everest
- Private EBC Helicopter tour to everyday departure
- Heli tour over the world’s highest national park Sagarmatha ( Mt. Everest)
- Everest helicopter tour with family, friends, group, or private
- The best time is March to May and September to December
- Helicopter landing at famous viewpoint Kalapatthar best and clear views of Mount Everest.
- Lifetime journey for all adventure types of travelers to see the Himalayas with bird’s eye view from above.
- EBC Heli tour which lands near the base camp to see ice fall and Everest base camp.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary
Kathmandu – Lukla (fueling)
Lukla – Everest Base Camp (Kalapatthar landing)
Everest Base Camp (Kalapatthar) – Syangboche
Syangboche – Lukla – Kathmandu
Time Schedule: 4-5 hours Heli Tour
5:00 am: Wake-up call and refreshment time
5:30 am: Pickup from Hotel and transfer to Domestic Airport, Kathmandu
6:00:- 6:30 am: Fly from Tribhuvan International Airport to Lukla, the entrance and gateway of Everest Region about 30 minutes Heli flight. In Lukla, we take a short break and refuel the Helicopter.
7:00:- 7:45 am: Fly from Lukla to Everest Base Camp and land at Kalapatthar (5,545 m), which is the best viewpoint in the Everest region. From here we explore 360-degree panoramic views of mountains and spend 5-10 minutes for a photo click session and glimpse of the Himalayas.
8:00:- 8:45 am: Fly from Everest Base Camp (Kalapatthar) to Syangboche (Hotel Everest View).
8:45- 9:15 am: Breakfast time at Hotel Everest View. Here we stop for breakfast, tea and coffee beneath the soaring peaks of Mt. Everest and other giant peaks, a nice spot at the height of (3,880 m).
9:15- 9:30 am: Fly from Syangboche (Hotel Everest View) to Lukla. In Lukla, we stop again and refuel the Helicopter.
9:30-10:00 am: Continue our Heli flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
10:00 am: Arrive at Domestic Airport in Kathmandu and transfer to the respective Hotels
Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
- Pick-up drop service from your hotel to domestic airport and return
- private and sharing helicopter flight
- EBC heli tour with 5 Ecureuil As350 series of Helicopter
- Kathmandu to Mt Everest helicopter flights
- Breakfast at Everest view hotel
- 30 min stop at Everest view hotel
- 20 min stop at Kallptther 5400m
- Everest national park permit
- Archivement certificate
- oxygen in helicopter
- Tour guide in extra costs
- Everyday departure for private helicopter
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - Essential Information
EBC Heli Tour with landing at Kala Patthar and Everest View Hotel for the world-famous breakfast with great views of mighty Everest and Himalayan range lets you have an awesome experience & real taste of the world’s highest mountains.
The Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour rewards you with the best glimpse of Everest, Lhoste, and Amadablam beyond your eyes at a close distance. Helicopter tour in the Everest region is one of the best aerial tours in the world.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a super scenic flight, rewarding tremendous views of wide ranges of the world’s highest mountains. This helicopter tour rewards spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu, Makalu, Pumori, Amadablam, Kongtega, Thamserku, Kwangde, Kusum Kanguru, and many other mighty peaks with Ganesh, Langtang, and Gaurishankar mountain ranges.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Route and Schedule
Everest Base Camp Heli Tour begins early in the morning from Kathmandu. During the heli flight from Kathmandu, we can see clear views of the mountains (Himalayas) with a blue sky above the haze of Kathmandu Valley.
As the Helicopter lifts up, tremendous views of Kathmandu valley with rolling hills and ridges with a dramatic contrast of white snow-capped peaks towards the north. We then fly towards the beautiful Sherpa village and the gateway of the Everest Region Lukla.
Lukla is one of the famous villages to start adventure trips to the Everest Region Trek. The helicopter lands at Lukla to refuel and the flight starts flying towards Everest Base Camp after some time exploring around Lukla.
A helicopter flight to EBC leads you to wonderful mountain Sherpa villages, a quick glimpse of Sherpa cultural houses witnessing old monasteries of the medieval period with pristine surroundings.
The flight goes over the Monjo, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Lobuche Gorakshep, and Khumbu glacier to reach the Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour lets you have an ultimate helicopter tour experience over the whole circuit of the Everest region. The Helicopter lands at Kalapatthar which is the perfect place for exploring the Himalayas and taking a closeup photo shot of Mount Everest, Khumbu glaciers, and other several peaks.
Spending about 10 to 20 minutes at Kalapathar, we return to Syangboche at 3880m to enjoy the panoramic views of Everest and other peaks. From here you will enjoy the beautiful view of the Himalayas without the altitude threat.
Having breakfast at Hotel Everest View which is regarded as the first luxury hotel around the Everest region as well world highest placed luxury hotel. We stop here for breakfast- a perfect spot with peaceful surroundings & beneath the soaring peaks of Mt. Ama Dablam.
After breakfast with a super view of the Everest massif ranges, our Helicopter flight will fly back towards Lukla. Then we stop for refueling here again and head back to Kathmandu to end your lifetime unforgettable Everest Helicopter tour.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost
Everest Helicopter Tour cost depends on the tour package you are looking for. If you are looking for a private Everest Base Camp Heli Tour with the best cost, inquire about Life Himalaya Trekking for Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing and flying back by helicopter.
We can also organize a tailored-made Everest helicopter Tour Itinerary with the best cost with the quickest response.
Private Everest Helicopter Tour cost with landing at Lukla, Kalapathar, and breakfast at Everest view hotel or at Kongde will cost 4500 USD per helicopter in one helicopter. 05 people could fly.
EBC Private Helicopter Tour cost is based per helicopter. According to the time, weather, and situation, the Everest Helicopter Tour price can be flexible. The private EBC Helicopter Tour is suitable for couples, honeymoons, family, friends, and helicopter photography tours of Everest Base Camp in a short time. Also, The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Package is best for people who are less physically fit and don’t want to trek for several days or don’t want to fly to a dangerous airport in Lukla.
Everest Helicopter Tour Cost with landing on a group joining basis costs around USD 1250 per person. However, helicopters only fly when min 04 people booked the same type of service.
EBC helicopter Tour in a group is only best for those who have time and want to save money but not for those who want to take photographs and enjoy the celebrations.
Every year Life Himalaya Helicopter Tour Company manages the Everest Helicopter Tour in the year for more than 900 travelers. We always have some seats in helicopters.
Do not hesitate to book (or inquire) even if you are the only single person wanting to go by helicopter to see Mount Everest and the mighty Himalayan peaks.
Life Himalaya Trekking Pvt. Ltd. offers luxurious, private and group joining basis Everest Base Camp Helicopters with landing and delightful Helicopter chartered flights around Nepal Himalayas Base Camp, villages with every exciting moment full of thrilling in the shade of Himalayan peaks. To view the other top heli tour packages provided by Life Himalaya Trekking, visit our blog post on Everest Base Camp Trek Packages with Helicopter Return Tour.
We provide you with the best quality services including excellent trip advisor reviews for the best Everest helicopter tour and rescue missions.
Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour price could be different based on the tour services such as pickup, drop, guide, permits, landing places, breakfast, equipment, flying hours, etc. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Kalapatthar landing package will be the best Heli tour for your lifetime memorable experience in the Himalayas of Nepal Everest Base Camp.
If you have a longer holiday period in Nepal and want to trek, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek could be an idle package for you. End of the EBC helicopter trek you will return back by helicopter to Kathmandu same time you can also experience the bird-eye views of the Himalayan peaks.
Helicopter Use for Everest Helicopter Tour
Everest Helicopter Tour is a short and exciting way to experience the thrill and beauty of the Everest Region. Life Himalaya Trekking always supports you to actually receive a lifetime experience, full of enjoyment and joy without any worries. Some of the important notes are listed below:
- We provide 5 Ecureuil As350 series of Helicopter which is popular in Nepal
- We provide the latest and brand new versions of Helicopters
- We provide 100% quality service
- We offer you the highest standard of helicopter and highly experienced and qualified pilot
- We offer you the highest standard of operations requirements to ensure your satisfaction
- We provide the highest level of safety and performance
- We perform work quickly without any hassles
- Our Helicopter takes you on one of the best Heli rides towards Mt. Everest Region
- We provide a reliable, flexible, and pleasant Helicopter tour experience to you.
Required Equipments for the Trip
Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.View Equipment List
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - FAQs
How long is the helicopter tour to Everest base camp?
Helicopter tours to Everest base camp start early in the morning from Kathmandu it will take 04-05 hours to complete the tour.
What is the best time for the Everest base camp helicopter tour?
From mid-March to the end of May and mid-September to the end of December are the best times for the Everest helicopter tour but Everest helicopter tours are possible all year round except in bad weather.
How safe is the Everest helicopter tour and breakfast at Everest view hotel?
Helicopter tours to Everest base camp are safe and having breakfast at Everest view hotel is also hygienic and tasty. Risk-free brand new helicopters, experienced Pilots, and well-trained cooks make the delicious breakfast. Everest base camp helicopter tours only operate during clear visibility and good weather.
Which helicopter model company uses the Everest base camp helicopter tour?
Life Himalaya trekking use model: AS 350 B3 E Airbus Made in France and made by Eurocopter the seating capacity 05 people excluding Pilot. Operation height will be 23,000ft.
What is the weight limit for helicopter tours to Everest with landing?
The weight limit from Kathmandu to Lukla is 500Kg including 05 passengers and 01 pilots (Captain). On the same heli tour from Lukla to base camp or at Kala Patthar only 250Kg. In case of more weight, we have to run shuttle flights from Lukla, Everest view, or Pheriche.
Helicopter seat Capacity: 05 people (Excluding Pilot)
Operating Elevation: 23,000 FT
Weight Capacity: 2250 kg
Internal Weight: 900 kg
Empty weight: 1285 kg
Normally 05 people can do the Everet Heli tour at one time but in case of being overweight for your safety please inform us. For your info, anyone can do the Everest helicopter tour privately.
Which is the Everest helicopter tour route to see Mount Everest?
Everest Heli flight route starts from Kathmandu international airport fly over Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Kavre, Dolakha Charikot, Jiri, and Lamjura Pass just over 3500m after that short land at Lukla for fueling.
After approx. 10 min helicopter will continue to fly the classic Everest trek route above Dudh Koshi river valley and Phakding village, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Debuche, Pangboche, Pheriche, Dugla, Lobuche Gorak Shep, and land at in between Gorak Shep and Kalaptther 5550m.landing place if the perfect place to see the Mount Everest 8848.86m, Khumbu glacier, and icefall, as well as many, might peak of the Himalayas.
After taking photographs the helicopter returns to Everest view hotel, stops for breakfast for 30 to 45min, and returns to Lukla again fueling after that same route fly back to Kathmandu.
How much does a helicopter tour to Everest cost?
To see the Himalayas and Mount Everest in a short time without physical fitness and the extreme remote landscape is only possible with a helicopter.
Private Everest helicopter tour cost: 4500USD cost is for maximum up to 05 person this cost is for 01 helicopters and weight must be no more the 400KG
Group joining tour cost only: 999 USD P/P
Can a single person book the Everest helicopter tour?
Yes, a single person can book a suitable Everest Heli tour. Life Himalaya trekking has an everyday departure to Everest base camp Heli tour. You can choose the tour package on any date you like.
What happened in case of bad weather during the Everest helicopter tour date?
The Everest tour is an unforgettable tour and you are flying through the villages, rivers, valleys, and above the Himalayas and the clouds. We manage Everest Helicopter tours only in the best weather.
If the weather is bad, the tour will be on the next day or if you don’t have time we will refund your amount.
Do I get a refund in case of bad weather?
Life Himalaya Trekking is a responsible local company. We never ever want to do one-time business so in case of bad weather you will get the money refund per company terms and conditions.
What i must know before the helicopter tour to Everest base camp?
The Heli tour will organize only in the best weather, if you have money and want to do the best tour we recommend booking a private Everest helicopter tour.
In case of bad weather, there are no helicopter flights. Warm cloth such as a down jacket, sunglasses, warm windproof trousers, small daypack, sun cream Nepalese rupees changed to get small souvenirs and for breakfast and drinks is the best.
Can we take a helicopter to Everest base camp?
Kathmandu to Everest base camp helicopter tour is one of the best adventure flights. Yes, you can take helicopter tours to the base camp. However, you are not allowed to land at the base camp
Landing at Everest Base camp is allowed for the expedition team and Climbing related personnel otherwise Everest helicopter tour with landing is only at Kala Patthar.
It includes expedition groups, emergency evacuation, and people with special permits from the Nepal mountaineering association and the Department of Tourism can land at the base camp.
How long will we stop for breakfast at Everest view hotel?
Everest view hotel is the prime location to see the entire Everest region’s high mountain peaks including Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, and more. For the breakfast at Everest hotel, we will stop about 30 to 45min after breakfast and return back to Kathmandu.
How long did the helicopter land at Kalaptther during the helicopter tour?
Altitude makes the tour more fun and more difficult landing at over 5200m is not easy. The longer one stays outside the helicopter more chances of getting altitude sickness. So at Kalaptther helicopter will land for 10 to 15min. Life Himalaya only operates tours with safety. In case of emergency inside the helicopter Oxygen, Diamox tablets, and water are available.
How difficult is it to make Everest Heli tour landing at base camp Kalapathar?
Everest Heli tour with landing at base camp Kalapathar is not hard at all. Interested adventure lovers can make this tour in 4 hours. It is just hard to land a helicopter at high altitude. Nothing als.
Has anyone died during the helicopter tour?
Every year 30,000 to 50,000 do Everest expeditions and Everest base camp trekking. Yes, during that time people will die but the death rate is 0.3%.
During the trip when people get altitude sickness or a different type of illness helicopter tour is the best option with safety brought down to a lower altitude to save their life.
To this date no one died during the Everest helicopter tour to Himalaya base camp; this is the safest option with helicopters.
Which EBC Heli tour is better for private or group joining?
Everest base camp helicopter tour cost is more than the private Heli tour to base camp. On the private helicopter to Everest, you can choose the date and time you want to go. A private helicopter tour is the best for photographs and landing. No crowd, you have your own guide and the Captain.
How long is the Everest helicopter tour time?
Everest helicopter tour takes less than a half-day; it will take only 04 hours in the best weather time.
Is it Tour guide required for the Everest helicopter tour with landing?
Mount Everest is located historic national park of Sagarmatha and world-famous climbers Sherpas, it will be best to take tour guides if you want to know the Himalayas mountain names, Buddhist religions, and Sherpa culture. The guide will know more about altitude sickness, and first-aid.
Life Himalaya recommends you take a tour guide during the private Everest base camp Heli tour.
Can we go to Mount Everest by helicopter?
Yes, you can take a helicopter to Everest base camp and make a half-day tour private, with family or friends. Mount Everest’s height is 8848.86m which is too high to go on helicopters and land on top of Everest even though already in 2005 helicopters had landed on top of Mount Everest.
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