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The Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing flight is the most exciting trip of a lifetime in the Himalayas of Nepal. It offers the closest view of Everest in a day from Kathmandu.

Do you want to take a 3-4 hour helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp? Are you interested in taking a selfie with the world's highest peak Mount Everest from Kala Patthar View Point (height 17500 feet)? If so, here's an idea on how to get there in the morning during the best weather for a helicopter tour of Everest Base Camp.

With a landing flight to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, a helicopter ride from Kathmandu allows for a 3-4 hour journey to visit Everest on a beautiful morning, day return trip. It is landing at the base camp within the Kala Patthar peak viewpoint situated at an altitude of 5460 m.

A panoramic and sweeping Himalayan flight in the heart of Mount Everest with magnificent views".
One Day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Highlights from Kathmandu, Nepal with Lukla Airport and Hotel Everest View Breakfast (Optional).

Everest for breakfast/lunch is a bucket list for many people. We have a special offer for an Everest Helicopter ride with breakfast or lunch at Everest View Hotel. Book today reserve your seat and check off your bucket list. Forbes announced the bucket list for the next decade and Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing and Breakfast is the number one experience in the world.

Mount Everest base camp helicopter flight tour with landing in the center of Kala Patthar peak view, which is 5455 meters above sea level above the base camp. Book a private charter helicopter at group sharing cost or the best-guaranteed price. Single travelers, couples, or families can join this shared Mt Everest helicopter flight tour with landing at the base camp viewpoint.

Learn about the experiences of previous travelers with the Everest helicopter flight with landing at the base camp and Kala Patthar viewpoint for all the great Himalayas.

Happy New Year 2023 for booking!!! We have special offers for helicopter flights in the Himalayas, and Everest base camp by helicopter with Kala Patthar landing package, contact us now for the best price offer.

Why do you prefer Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight with a landing Tour and Breakfast at Hotel Everest View?

  • Beautiful helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Everest base camp with panoramic view of Himalayan peaks.
  • Aerial view of a green alpine forest of rhododendrons, and pine trees in an arctic region of ice and glaciers.
  • Extraordinary views from the comfort of a helicopter from up close to Everest and neighboring giant peaks.
  • A magical flight to the foot of the world's highest Everest Base Camp near the Khumbu Ice Falls.
  • The helicopter stopped at Kala Patthar, facing a close-up view of Everest, timed for photos and video.
  • The helicopter stopped for breakfast at the Everest View Hotel.
  • Sherpa high mountain tour of Mt Everest with spectacular Buddhist culture and colorful customs.
  • Fly high and stop (optional) at Sherpa villages with interesting old monasteries of ancient heritage (optional). (This is possible at extra cost only on private flights)

Introduction of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight tour Package Cost with Landing at Kala Patthar near Base Camp and Khumbu glacier.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost Alternative and comfortable way to hike the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, with landing at Kala Patthar Peak Helipad. Unobstructed views of huge blocks of ice and glaciers with the infamous Khumbu Ice Falls in the distance between giant peaks.

It is the best way to reach the nearest helicopter flight option to land at the Everest base camp in a short period for travelers who dream of reaching Everest. The flight from Kathmandu to the base camp is a great experience for a few hours.

Though an expensive and luxurious trip, it is worth the adventure trip with great views that will keep you with magnificent memories for a long time, after experiencing wonderful moments every minute on this Everest base camp helicopter tour, enjoying the best views from the beginning of the Himalayan mountain range during our breathtaking helicopter flight to Everest base camp.

Getting ready after refreshing in Lukla by our expert pilot, then uphill towards Everest base camp above traditional Sherpa farming villages for sightseeing with possible stops at the famous Namche market and then descent to Everest base camp high towards Khumbu valley. Above 5,505 m.

Here see views of Nuptse, Lhotse, Lola peaks, Mount Pumori, Khumbu Ice Falls, and glaciers, After a magnificent and enchanting moment, return to Kathmandu with a short (optional) stop at Tengboche to visit its interesting monastery.

* 5 pax maximum (490 kg – 500 kg weight) for helicopter flight to Mt Everest base camp - based on body weight.* If we have 4-5 pax we will operate 2 shuttle flights from Feriche or Everest View Hotel with body split. should Weigh 240kg - 250kg on average.

Everest base camp helicopter flight is the most thrilling and exciting flight experience in Nepal with a helicopter landing in front of Everest and other Himalayas from Kala Patthar top at the best cost giving you a unique opportunity to enjoy it.

Learn more about landing a helicopter flight trip to Everest Base Camp from our previous travelers.

Various Options for Helicopter Tour of Everest Base Camp:

A 35-minute regular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is available on a regular schedule, followed by a helicopter flight. From Lukla, take a small helicopter ride to the base of the Kalapathar mountain, for magnificent views of Mount Everest. Includes a short stop at Everest View Hotel for breakfast and lunch and then return to Kathmandu. Option to spend the night in Lukla before or after the Everest base camp helicopter tour.

Current updated chartered cost for Everest helicopter flights from  2023 and 2024

  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu USD 3500
  • Kathmandu – Everest Base Camp / Gorkshep-Kathmandu USD 6000
  • Kathmandu – Gokyo – Kathmandu USD 6000
  • Lukla - Everest Base Camp / Goraksha - Lukla USD 2500
  • Lukla - Lobuche - Lukla USD 2000
  • Lukla - Everest Base Camp Single Person - Lukla USD 2500
  • Lukla - Everest Base Camp for 2 persons - Lukla USD 2500
  • Kathmandu – Khare – Kathmandu USD 6000
  • Lukla - Khare - Lukla USD 3000

Multiple Touchdown Flights to Different Places to Enjoy Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Package:

1. At Lukla 2,800 meters reach the base camp of Everest at 5,364 meters or the foot of Kalapathar mountain. Take a helicopter at an altitude of 5,250 meters and land at Lukla or Kathmandu airport.

It is interesting to know that from Lukla you can join a helicopter to land near Everest base camp. There are regular flights from Kathmandu to Lukla in small planes.
Perfect for travelers on a limited vacation in Nepal with the dream of enjoying an up-close look at Mount Everest. Return to Lukla for a helicopter flight from Lukla, or continue driving to Kathmandu.

2. From Phakding to Everest base camp, take a helicopter and land in Kathmandu.
Another option and opportunity for trekkers after trekking from Lukla to Phakding village, trekkers can enjoy a helicopter ride. Going straight to Everest base camp or close to catch the super views of Mount Everest.
Allows you to save your precious time by enjoying a flight to the base camp or nearby helicopter. One can continue the flight back to Kathmandu by helicopter or end the ride at Lukla.

Another reason may be that some trekkers are unable to undertake the long climb to the high Namche Bazar and beyond. Also had mild AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) but had to descend to recover.

AFTER RECOVERY Once fully recovered at Phakding, keen trekkers can opt for a great opportunity to take a helicopter flight near the base camp. Then return to Kathmandu fulfilling the dream of getting closer to Everest.

3. From Namche to EBC or at the base of Kalapathar for a close view of Everest and then return to Lukla or Kathmandu by helicopter.
Trekkers who trek from Lukla to Namche Bazar have the opportunity to shorten the journey. You can enjoy the opportunity to take a helicopter flight to Everest base camp or Kalapathar base. Skipping to save time and energy for a magnificent close-up view of Mount Everest
3 to 4 days trek. Enjoy the comfort of a helicopter and take in the best views of Everest from the base of Kalapathar Hill. After the amazing experience fly back to Kathmandu or overnight stop at Lukla

4. Descend from Tengboche (3,867m) to Everest base camp and then Lukla or return to Kathmandu by helicopter.

A great natural spot after a pleasant stay at beautiful Tengboche and its impressive monastery. A great opportunity and options for treks on limited days, enjoy a helicopter flight for a close-up view of Mount Everest. 
From Tengboche, the ride will take you a quarter of an hour to land near the Everest base camp. Kalapathar at the base of the hill for the best view of the high mountains with the closest view of Everest.

Return to Lukla after an amazing moment or continue the helicopter flight to Kathmandu enjoying the best views of the Himalayas.

Tengboche where priests and monks perform masked dancers in a colorful show called 'Mani-Rimdu', a special religious festival celebrated every year. According to the Buddhist lunar calendar, the great events fall in mid-October or November.

5. Return to Kathmandu by helicopter from Feriche or Dingboche to Everest base camp or the foot of Kalapathar.

Trekkers who reach Dingboche or Feriche and feel tired of walking at high altitudes can take options. Everest base camp or at the base of Kalapathar by helicopter to enjoy the wonderful close view of Everest. Returning to Kathmandu after a great experience and enjoying the view of the Himalayan mountain range.
Landing at Lukla by helicopter from Pangboche to Everest base camp or at the foot of Kalapathar hill. Trekkers from Pangboche village at an altitude of 3,900 meters can take a helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp for a few days in less than an hour.
Especially for people who have recently recovered from high altitude sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), some may be willing to continue walking to reach their dream destination of Everest Base Camp or nearby.

A helicopter ride from Pangboche will be a great relief to enjoy the view of Mt Everest up close. Pangboche is also the last permanent village on the way to Everest base camp, other high places with temporary accommodation to meet the needs of trekkers.

One can get closer to Everest base camp by opting for helicopter service.

Kalapathar is located at the base of the picturesque hills with majestic views of Mount Everest just a short distance away. Return flight to Lukla and then regularly scheduled flight to Kathmandu.

6. Landing at Lukla by helicopter from Pangboche to Everest base camp or at the foot of Kalapathar hill.

Trekkers from Pangboche village at an altitude of 3,900 meters can take a helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp for a few days in less than an hour.

Especially for people who have recently recovered from high altitude sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), some may be willing to continue walking to reach their dream destination of Everest Base Camp or nearby.

A helicopter ride from Pangboche will be a great relief to enjoy the view of Mt Everest up close. Pangboche is also the last permanent village on the way to Everest base camp, other high places with temporary accommodation to meet the needs of trekkers.
One can get closer to Everest base camp by opting for helicopter service.

Kalapathar is located at the base of the picturesque hills with majestic views of Mount Everest just a short distance away. Return flight to Lukla and then regularly scheduled flight to Kathmandu.

7. From Thukla or Lobuche by helicopter to Everest base camp and landing at Lukla or return to Kathmandu.

Thukla and Lobuche in the base camp of Mt. Interested hikers with short time and do not feel good to continue the rest of the journey. Take the wonderful option of flying closer to Everest base camp from Thukla or Lobuche.
You can contact and request for helicopter service to cover the final destination and enjoy the close views of Mt. A short distance flight of less than half an hour by Thukla or Lobuche helicopter, avoids the arduous high-altitude trek. Enjoy a close-up view of Mount Everest from the foothills of Kalapathar.

After a wonderful moment enjoying the breathtaking view of the high peaks, return journey by helicopter to land in Lukla. On the same day or the next morning, you can take a regular flight to Kathmandu on a small plane.

8. Return to Lukla or Kathmandu by helicopter service from Everest base camp or nearby.

Trekkers reach Everest Base Camp, feeling that they don't have much energy left to continue the rest of the return journey. Option to take a leisurely helicopter service to Lukla or continue your flight back to Kathmandu.

9. Return to Kathmandu by helicopter from Gorakshep or near Everest base camp and Kalapathar Base Camp by helicopter.

Trekkers who have reached Gorkshep are too tired to go further or save time. You can take the opportunity to return to Lukla or continue your journey to Kathmandu by helicopter.

10. Lukla to Sangboche or Sangboche to Lukla Helicopter:
During busy seasons, the best prices can be obtained by renting a helicopter from Everest View Hotel or Sangboche to Everest Base Camp.

11. Cost of Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu by helicopter.

At present, flights to Lukla are being made from Ramechhap Airport due to the increase in air pressure at Kathmandu Airport. We operate and arrange daily helicopter flights between Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu on a shared or private charter. We also provide charter helicopter services from Everest base camp to Lukla or Kathmandu on a collective partnership basis.

A shared helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp costs US$1000. A Private charter is USD$4500.

USD 1000 per person or group share flight by helicopter from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu. Contact us for the best and most negotiated fares available according to the season.

Everest base camp Helicopter tour for 2023 and 2024 flight Booking Open

  • Gorkshep/Kalapathar-Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu by Helicopter USD 1000 share flight 5 people.
  • From Lobuche to Everest base camp and by helicopter to Kathmandu costs USD 1000 per person.
  • Feriche/Dingboche to Everest base camp and back to Kathmandu USD 1000 per person.
  • From Pangboche/Tengboche/Namche to Kathmandu costs USD 1000 per person.
  • Syangboche/Hotel Everest View Helicopter to Kathmandu costs USD 1000 per person.
  • Lukla to Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla USD 1000 per person
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Pheriche-Kalapathar-Everest View USD 1000 per person

Note: We can run a tour for single travelers, couples, friends, and families with children. Our private or group joining journey is ongoing every day. Please contact us if you are looking for a small group tour.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour With Landing Itinerary

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Day 1 : Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary (1 Day)

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary

Best Package Offer for Helicopter Tour Everest Base Camp Landing Cost / Best Price.
One Day Activities with Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Landing Itinerary:
Take a private charter flight or join a small group to reduce the cost of the Everest base camp helicopter tour. Start the flight of a lifetime to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, fly to Lukla by an Airbus H125 a Eurocopter 350 B3 helicopter, continue to the base camp and land at a view point for photos of Mount Everest and more

Everest base camp Kalapather base camp helicopter tour itinerary including landing flight.

05:50 AM: Transfer from Hotel to Kathmandu Airport Helipad - Altitude 1300 meters.
Our Everest base camp helicopter tour guide and driver welcome you at the hotel. Then drive to the airport, before leaving the hotel, it is recommended to please wear a warm jacket, gloves, trousers, sunglasses.
Carry water bottle, light snacks, dry food and if you take regular medicine please keep it in your hand bag. If you want to carry a packed breakfast you can bring it along. The distance from the hotel to the airport is 15 to 20 minutes drive. Don't carry flammable items in a helicopter fight.

06:15 AM: Check in at helicopter counter (please bring passport copy)
Expect a check-up and line through the X-ray machine at the airport.
Our Everest base camp helicopter staff will ask for passport copies, as well as body weight, which is most important for helicopter landings at base camp or near the world's highest mountain. After getting your boarding pass, you may have to wait for some time before going through security and entering the main waiting hall.
After the airlines announce our flight time, and then proceed towards the helipad. Waiting at the helipad and ascertaining the weather forecast towards Everest base camp, if it is good enough to fly. In addition to waiting for permission from the airport tower, the captain will give a safety briefing for the helicopter flight.
Learn to handle the doors, and how to get in and out of the helicopter. Always use the front of the helicopter to exit and enter but never the tail of the helicopter. While stopping at high altitude, the captain does not turn off the engine, the seating arrangement is constantly changing to get the best views. If you need oxygen, ask our captain for emergency use.

06:40 AM: Helicopter Flight to Lukla airport

Altitude 2,800 meters / 9,000 feet Take-off time varies in different seasons, once the air-traffic gives the authorization based on a promising weather forecast, and then take off towards the east. If the weather is clear, you can see a magnificent view of Manaslu Himal, Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Dorje Lakpa Himal in the far west.
This flight offers views of Mt. Everest with sweeping views of Himalayan peaks, you will be busy photographing stunning views of green hills with farm terraces that are over 3000 years old and have been passed down from one generation to the next.

A cluster of farming villages covered with dense forests of rhododendron, pine and fir trees catches your attention. The view of rivers and beautiful landscapes makes you busy with the camera.

After a 15-minute flight to the east, a magnificent view of Gaurishankar Himalaya and Melung-tse peak can be seen on the border of Nepal and Tibet. Nepal's time, which is regarded as the sacred mountain passing through Nepal Standard and Greenwich Time Meridian, makes the early sunrise very different from other parts of the world. Similarly our national flag which is triangular shaped like the Himalayan range.

A helicopter can catch a quick glimpse of Mt Everest and Lhotse after reaching a height of 3,500 meters (11,000 ft) from Lamjura-la High Rock, a photo opportunity with the first view of Mt Everest and the surrounding giant peaks.
Slowly heading north to the town of Lucca Tenzing and Hilary Airport at an altitude of 2,800 meters, a unique mountain airstrip for landing and take off. But a safe and smooth landing for a helicopter, one of the highlights and attractions of flying.

07:40 AM: Unloading fuel return to Lukla airport in 10-12 minutes in same helicopter.

While the pilot and ground staff unload the fuel, you will have a short time for refreshments and use the rest room. Most hotels and lodges or public toilets have a small room for toilets, and please take toilet paper with you. A chance to witness small planes landing and taking off, capturing on your camera and taking videos will be impressive.

Lukla is the starting and ending point of the 2-week trek to Everest Base Camp. Lucky you to experience and enjoy the short way of landing on the Everest base camp helicopter tour. You can change the seats, we recommend you to wear warm clothes as we climb fast, but the temperature is very cold from here.

07:50 AM: Helicopter flight to Khumbu and Everest base camp via Dudh-Kosi river. (If we are flying more than 3 people or more than 250 kg we have to split the group from the ferry and shuttle back and forth in the same helicopter.) Altitude 4, 200 meters / 13, 00 feet.

Once in flight, follow the Dudh-Kosi River, which flows through a glacier near Everest Base Camp, known as the Khumbu Glacier. Aerial views of villages with many lodges and tea houses where trekkers and mountaineers follow the path within the rhododendron and pine forest trail. After some time, the view of Namche Bazar, Khumjung and Fortse is visible on the left side, from here there is a spectacular view of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Amama Dablam.

A view to the left of Mount Cho-Oyu, the sixth highest peak in the world, famous as Heli and the largest, as well as the highest monastery of Tengboche.
There is a colorful religious festival called Mani-Rimdu, held in late October or early November according to the Tibetan Buddhist lunar calendar. The flight passes over Pangboche, to reach Feriche, a medium-sized settlement at an altitude of 4,200 meters (13,000 ft), with several good hotels.

Captains can land here to split 2-man and 3-man groups weighing 250 kg or less. The first group will take a helicopter to Everest Base Camp as the group can enjoy waiting at Feriche and taking photos and videos. Where a single helicopter shuttles passengers to and from.

08:25 AM: Helicopter overfly Everest base camp and land at Kala Patar 5,250 m / 17,225 ft for once in a lifetime photo and video experience.

The helicopter continues over Thukla, with views of the Cho-La Pass, Lobuche Peak and the small settlement of Lobuche with a few lodges on the left. A view of the highest peak of Pumori Himal, flying over the Khumbu Glacier and the last settlement of the route base camp, Gorakshep. A helicopter tour above the Everest base camp where the mountaineering expedition had set up their tented camps.

During peak climbing season observe climbers preparing for the climb and acclimatizing at base camp, April and May are peak climbing times. Due to the movement and activity of the glacier, there is no helipad at Everest base camp. Where the pilot will make a soft landing at a beautiful scenic spot at the foot of the towering Kalapathar hill. In approx. At 17, 225 feet, enjoy majestic views of Mount Everest at a mere distance from this picturesque point.

Facing the peaks surrounding the great peaks of Nuptse, Khumbutse, Ama Dablam and Pumori. Walk in front of the helicopter after the helicopter stops on the ground at Kalapathar base. Enjoy taking photos and videos, the highlight of the Everest base camp helicopter flight and landing tour. A breathtaking view of a lifetime experience, may prompt other travelers to snap a photo.

Enjoy the moment with each other, or even request the captain, for about ten minutes, then board the helicopter flying back to Feriche to join the other co-passengers.

08:45 AM: Breakfast and Lunch options for Sangboche Hill View-Point – Mount Everest View Hotel. Altitude 3,880 meters / 12,000 feet.

After completing the helicopter shuttle, the flight will proceed to Hotel Everest View and hours to relax and enjoy breakfast or other warm refreshments. Famously and popularly called Everest for breakfast. Enjoy the experience of a lifetime over breakfast in the shadow of the mighty peaks of Ama Dabalam and Everest.
The hotel currently has free Wi-Fi. It is probably one of the most deluxe and luxurious hotels in the world, founded 50 years ago by a Japanese who loved this location with its magnificent view of Mount Everest. Most of the trekkers and helicopter travelers enjoy breakfast on the terrace facing the amazing view of Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Tavache and Thamserku.

09:45 AM: Drive back to Kathmandu/ May stop at Lukla for fuel. After an hour of free leisure and a rest stop, return to Lukla to refuel the helicopter and continue the pleasure trip to Kathmandu.
11:45 AM: Arrival at Kathmandu Domestic Airport. After arriving at the airport, drive to the arrivals section of the domestic terminal.

01:15 PM: Drive to hotel. Our guide and driver will be at disposal and welcome you in the car parking area. We will request feedback after the amazing experience of Everest base camp helicopter tour. Enjoying the amazing close-up view of Mount Everest from the base of Kalapathar View Point. Hope everyone is happy and happy that you joined this amazing helicopter trip and then check off your bucket list.

Note:- Helicopter flight time may change due to weather conditions and air traffic.
Everest base camp helicopter tour is one of the most exciting and fascinating lifetime episodes in Nepal's Himalayas with a landing flight that offers the closest view of Everest in one day. Everest base camp helicopter tour starts with landing flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport with 45 minutes drive and 10 minutes fueling ground time.

Helicopter flight time from Lukla to Everest base camp Kala Patthar is 15 minutes and landing time is 10 minutes. Kala Patthar to Mt Everest View Hotel Helicopter 12 minutes ride 55 minutes for breakfast. Hotel Sagarmatha to Lukla to Kathmandu helicopter ride 65 minutes.

Total EBC flight duration of 4.00 hours. Starting early (6:00 AM) from hotel transfer to Kathmandu domestic air terminal for the best scenic flight, comfortable seats with leg room space, large glass windows where you can see impressive views.
After boarding the helicopter, where the captain may sometimes be a co-pilot depending on the size of the group, the only pilot where you can sit respectfully next to the captain facing the commanding views ahead. After the seating arrangements for the flight in Kathmandu Valley, Ganesh-Manaslu-Langtang and Jugal Himal, Gaurishankar and Melung Tse Himal have been viewed.

Flying over the green hills surrounding Dolkha village, our flight continues for about 45 minutes from Tech, passing through the 3,560m high Lamjura-La pass covered with rhododendron-magnolia-pines and oak trees.
- Closed. A high flight with amazing views of the Himalayan range includes Mount Everest and then landing at Lukla's unique airstrip known as Tenzing and Hillary Airport, a tribute to the legendary mountaineers who first climbed Mount Everest on May 29, 1953.

At Lukla, where the helicopter lands for refueling and refreshments at an excellent lodge with good restaurants and bakeries, one can observe the traditional life of the local Sherpas, which has been intertwined with Buddhist culture over time. Lukla at an altitude of 2,820 meters.
High, the gateway to various Everest treks-climbing and other adventure treks, a ten-minute stop from Lukla, with the Thamserku peaks high up in the Dudhkoshi river valley between Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru, as a helicopter hovers high above Namche Bazar. Flying in with views of the busy Saturday market every week, the hub of the Khumbu region within Everest and the famous colorful Namche market in the main Sherpa capital of Namche.

High, the gateway to various Everest treks-climbing and other adventure treks, a ten-minute stop from Lukla, with the Thamserku peaks high up in the Dudhkoshi river valley between Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru, as a helicopter hovers high above Namche Bazar. Flying in with views of the busy Saturday market every week, the hub of the Khumbu region within Everest and the famous colorful Namche market in the main Sherpa capital of Namche.
Visit the famous monastery where you can see monks and priests in the prayer halls, where mountaineers and climbers receive blessings from the head priest for safe and successful ascents of Mount Everest and other high peaks.

From Thangboche fly over the beautiful Khumbu Valley surrounded by the world's highest peaks towards Everest Base Camp and then land at Kalapathar near Gorkshep at 5,180m, this place was once the original base camp, Pumori and Kalapathar under the rocky peaks. Viewpoint Hill.

After a short stop, the helicopter flies over the moraine and ice towards Everest Base Camp to reach the base camp, enjoying the view of the turbulent and infamous Khumbu Ice Fall and Glacier. After an amazing and exciting time with an adventure of a lifetime experience, air journey back to Kathmandu with a glorious unforgettable time on a helicopter flight to Mt. Everest base camp.

Everest base camp helicopter tour cost

Landing flight package to Everest base camp by helicopter costs USD 980 including fuel charges ($799 + $200) = USD 980 per person if sharing group with 5 pax.
Best and reasonable affordable price, book now, call Nepal Mobile (+977) 9843601808 (24/7 on whats app). Discount to participate in Everest Helicopter Tour Group - Best Budget Package Costs USD 980 per person inclusive of fuel charges (if 5 pax flying together). If less pax flight cost needs to be adjusted. Luxury charter/private flights are available every day.
We strictly adhere to safety regulations, air pressure is reduced at high altitudes, above 4200 meters (1300 feet) allow 250 kg (551 pounds) in one shuttle or 2-3 people at a time, cost USD 3800, for 5 people , the second shuttle would need weight allowances and split capacity.
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In 2023, 2024 we have every day group sharing and private flights to Everest base camp by helicopter.

Kathmandu to Everest base camp helicopter cost best offer package hotel pick up and drop off, contact our office in Kathmandu for this flight and best cost.
Nubvi Team - Captain, and Crew, Safety Measures:
Very safe and a team of staff, takes great care of safety measures, checks the engine before taking off from Kathmandu or the respective helipad. The experienced captain has flown countless times around the Himalayan mountain range of Nepal on various missions.

Be it for emergency evacuation or commercial purposes, pilots are well aware of various safety measures. Likewise, adverse and unpredictable weather conditions and wind currents, and availability of level ground for safe landing and take-off.

Environment and Community Friendly Tour:

For various reasons, the main reason why helicopters do not land at Everest Base Camp is to be environmentally friendly. Engine noise and vibration can affect delicate surroundings such as the Everest base camp. Garbage and dirt are not a big problem on flights, but places like Everest View Hotel are. Where to stop for breakfast and lunch, litter can be dumped. Helicopter tours and landings leave nothing but your boot prints.

Learn more about Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from our previous travelers and their comments after their great experience flying with us.
Why us (Mountain Magic Treks):
Although Himalaya Holiday Service is a new and emerging company in Nepal's tourism industry.

Founder and employee of Mountain Magic Treks Mr. With decades of experience in tourism, guiding and showing the wonders of exotic destinations in the Nepal Himalayas.
Since its inception, Mountain Magic Treks has been organizing and conducting numerous successful tours around the mountains of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. Besides managing the company

Mr. Rewati, founder of Mountain Magic Treks is an experienced tour and trekking guide who has a wealth of knowledge and makes every trip a winner. Every guest who joins Mountain Magic Treks arrives as a guest and departs as a good friend.

Have a happy and satisfied smile while enjoying a value for money holiday with great comments about the quality services provided by  Mountain Magic Treks, its guides and staff.
Every trip is well planned and taken care of from arrival to final departure of customers leaving no stone unturned to provide excellent services. All trips of Mountain Magic Treks are affordable so that all travelers can enjoy the best and most enjoyable holiday with Himalaya Holiday Services.

How Safe is Everett Base Camp Helicopter Tour:

Safe and sound helicopter flight and fun ride, the pilot is experienced and has flown countless times. Flying high in the mountainous regions of the Nepal Himalayas, the landing areas on this tour are protected in the vast plains below the Kalapathar hills.
Where Everest base camp is safe and secure land is not available, you have to visit Everest base camp by helicopter. Perfect scenic location and safe flat ground landing.

We now have a daily flight schedule from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp and landing and breakfast at Everest Base Camp.

Introduction to Khumbu Snowfall:

The Khumbu Ice Fall is located near the Everest base camp, the most difficult obstacle on the way to the summit of Everest. Located at the foot of the Western Cwm, Mount Everest is regarded as the most dangerous and notorious section of the climb in expeditions. Above 5,486 meters towards Camp-1, the Khumbu Ice Fall is about 610 meters or 2,000 feet long.

Ice falls with deep crevasses and large seracs to avoid while climbing Mount Everest. Where all climbers have to pay a toll fee of US$ 600 while using the route. The Khumbu village community builds roads and paths before the peak trekking season. During a visit to the Everest base camp, one can see the massif Khumbu ice-fall falling on the glacier.

Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter costs USD 980 per person, this is the best opportunity to see EBC and stay in Lukla or Hotel Everest view.

This packages is available!

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Private Flight vs Shared Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Tour

Most people enjoy a private charter Everest base camp helicopter flight with a minimum of 2 pax and enjoy the views in the comfort of spacious seats. 
On a shared basis, however, the cost comes down when you fly to Everest Base Camp by helicopter. Sometimes you have to swap seats to get the best views.
A private Everest helicopter flight decides where and when to stop for photos. A helicopter with low load capacity can fly higher with fewer passengers if it is lighter. One should be aware of the reason to join other people to share the fun helicopter tour at Everest base camp or to enjoy with less passengers.

The Weather in Everest base camp helicopter tour

Weather and Climate at Everest Base Camp: Weather according to weather around Everest or other high Himalayan belt, where Everest Base Camp can be visited all the time of the year, however, monsoon months from July to mid-September will be wet but. Very green with heavy humidity.

The best time will be from September to May, from March to June when the wildflowers bloom at about 2,000m to 3,000m altitude and the tree lines and vegetation drop for the rough arctic terrain, the temperature will be 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. On sunny days, mornings and evenings can be very cold with minimums of -5 to +05 degrees Celsius regardless of wind chill factors.
As the flight takes you to land at temperatures above 4,000 meters, even in the shade, morning and evening, the day will be clear with strong sunlight and UV (due to high altitude oxygen and air pressure), where you need a strong sunscreen to avoid sunburn in direct sunlight.

From mid-September to December the weather will be clear but with short day minimums of -05 to -10 degrees Celsius in the morning and maximums of 15-20 degrees at night in full sunlight, depending on altitude. Areas of visit. December to March will be the coldest months with a minimum of -10 to -15°C and a maximum of 15-18°C with no chance of snow without the wind chill factor, however, most of the day will be clear with nice blue skies.

Lukla to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest base camp alternative option of travel with helicopter landing. We have a few other options for those who want to experience the Everest region in a different way. We pick you up from Lukla Airport en route and drive to Everest base camp and land at Kalapather, then have breakfast at Hotel Everest View and drive back to Lukla and Kathmandu.

If you are trekking from Namche or Tengboche to Feriche or Lobuche or Gorakhshep or Everest base camp, we pick you up from wherever there is a helipad, then drop you in Lukla or fly you to Kathmandu. Many trekkers want to take helicopter ride at group sharing cost so we provide that service. Feel free to ask any options and call us at +977 9843601808.

Service Includes on Price

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up & drop off (Inside kathmandu valley)
  • Full premium service guarantee
  • Space in a helicopter for a maximum of 5 people in 1 helicopter
  • Medical kits will be carried by our team
  • Oxygen cilinder in Helicopter
  • 20 minutes of landing at Lukla airport before EBC Tour and 30 Minutes after the tour.
  • 1 Hour break at Everest View Hotel for Breakfast
  • 10 Minutes of landing at Kalapather View Point (Black Rock)
  • Helicopter fly over to Khumbu Glacier
  • Government taxes & Helicopter fuel surcharges
  • Life insurance during a helicopter ride (provided by aviation)
  • For private bookings, a guide or photographer will be provided upon your request when the group size is of 2 or 4.
  • Certificate of Helicopter tour completion with Landing at 5550 meter height.

Cost Excludes

  • Morning Tea, Coffee, Water Bottle
  • Breakfast at Hotel Everest View
  • Airport Boarding Pass
  • National Park Permit
  • Local Government Permits
  • Extra Drink and Beverages
  • Your Personal Health Insurance

Group Joining Fixed Departure Dates

Start Date
Trip Duration
Cost Per Person
Join Group
1 Days
USD 1500


How high does the helicopter go during helicopter tour to Everest base camp

Although it is at a height of 3000 meters to 6000 meters, in some cases, the helicopter tour of Everest base camp has flown above 6000 meters in the rescue work of Everest and other mountains. Above 4,000 meters due to reduced air pressure, pilots can fly with fewer passengers, making the helicopter lighter to fly above the limit and average altitude.

Can the Everest base camp helicopter tour take a helicopter to the top of Mt. Everest?

This Air Bus Euro-Copter 350 B3 model helicopter made a test flight and landed on the peak of Everest. Landing of commercial flights at Kalapathar View Point of Everest base camp and not at the summit of Everest with special permission; It also depends on the weather as well as the best stopping areas, where landing can sometimes be difficult as wind and clouds can disturb the landing area. But we will try our best to fulfill your promises and dreams from our side.

How many hours can the helicopter stay at the base camp of Everest?

The helicopter lands at Everest Base Camp in just 10 minutes. Depending on the weather patterns and the busyness and activity at the base camp, during the peak season for climbing, the base camp will be full of tents with different groups. Prolonged sitting is an altitude risk.

Do we have enough time at Everest base camp for Photos and videos ?

Just stay there for a short time and catch the sights for at least 10 to 20 minutes which is enough time for you to enjoy the beautiful views and scenery of rugged mountains and glaciers. Due to the high altitude danger, long periods are not recommended. But we stay for an hour at Hotel Everest View.

Who leads the Everest base camp helicopter tours and are they properly trained and experienced?

No doubt, all our guides and pilots are experts and professionals in this line of work with more than decades of experience to show the wonders of Himalayas to clients from all over the world with thorough knowledge in the history of flora, local culture and traditional life.
Eco-tourism and caring for responsible tourism, preserving and respecting local culture and protecting the original environment from destruction, including villagers. All our pilots and field staff are well trained with medical knowledge and can help you in case of emergency with proper care and reassurance and you know how serious the medical condition is, they are well equipped to call helicopter services for emergency evacuation.

How about breakfast at Hotel Everest View during this Everest base camp helicopter tour?

Everest Helicopter breakfast will be clean because the cooks and cooks are well versed in hygiene and eco-tourism in the lodges where we cook to supervise and maintain the quality of the food.
If time is a problem on the helicopter flight to stop at a local lodge, you also carry a packed lunch to save time during the helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp. Hotel Everest view set menu cost per person is USD 32. They serve egg items, bread items, sausages, tea coffee and juice options.

Is drinking water available during the Everest base camp helicopter tour?

On every trip in a helicopter flight, we serve you safe drinking water, where the Himalayan hard water is high in minerals such as manganese-bi-carbonate and iron and the purified tablets and process do not work 100%.
People can buy bottled water (but this is an expense and also not good for eco-tourism as it litters with plastic bottles).

Do you offer value for money and best value for money Everest helicopter flight with landing without any hidden / extra cost?

Each company has its own policy that deals with worldwide customers regarding the cost of travel, with more people in the group it is better for the company and for the interested members as the cost of travel will be much better depending on the size.

group. Very good for 3-4 people each person and company to reduce the cost of helicopter fare and lunch and dinner during the day. Yes, we offer you great value for money services on all our helicopter flights with no hidden costs.

Travel cost is reasonable as per company policy and standards, there are no hidden extra charges.

How can I book and secure my seat on this helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp?

First sending advance travel payment to our company is provided to our bank account where you have to fill the forms with your passport expiry dates, most importantly your chosen travel and then send a transfer of minimum 10% advance travel payment. Your booking is non-refundable to reserve well in advance.
After receiving your following documents like passport with scan or photocopy, details along with booking forms, we will send you the deposit as well as advance travel payment receipt.
You can contact us for direct transfer to deposit into our bank account and along with credit card payment, we accept Visa / MasterCard or any other secure and widely used credit card subject to an additional 04% surcharge levy fee. We also accept PayPal and online payments.

I am a solo traveler, can I join a group for the Mount Everest helicopter tour? Or a helicopter day trip to Mount Everest (stopping at base camp)?

Yes, we have created a shared group so that all single or couple travelers can contact us and join our existing group.
Allow flexible dates and let us know your preferred date as well. Shared flights help reduce the cost of helicopter flights to Everest Base Camp.

A private charter for a single person costs a bit more so can be joined by another group of passengers. Not more than 05 persons.

Can you take a helicopter to Everest base camp? Or a helicopter trip to Everest from Kathmandu?

Yes, we can fly helicopters and land at Everest base camp from mid April to end of May. 

Can I fly to Everest base camp by helicopter in the morning and take an international flight after 1 pm?

Yes, we will be returning to Kathmandu in the afternoon so a flight after 4pm works well. The EBC helicopter flight ends at noon. Any domestic flight can be easily taken after 2 pm.

How far is Kathmandu International and Domestic Airport?

Only 7 minutes walk or 2 minutes drive.

How much does it cost to go to Everest base camp by helicopter?

We have a shared flight option with those who want to share the cost or we have a private chartered flight at a reasonable price. Please contact our team for this flight.

Can we be picked up from Everest base camp to Lukla by helicopter? Or from Goraksha?

Yes, we pick you from Everest base camp or Gorakshep or Kalapather or Lobuche or any other places like Gokyo Lake area and drop you at Lukla or reach Kathmandu as per your wish.

Do you coordinate with our insurance company to arrange rescue services?

Yes, we can communicate with your insurance company and arrange rescue/air ambulance service/helicopter charter form Everest base camp area.

Do you carry an emergency oxygen tank on an EBC helicopter flight?

Yes, a light and portable oxygen cylinder is available in case of emergency.

Are there any helicopter rides to Everest Base Camp and the summit, land on the summit? And stay on top?

Our Everest base camp helicopter ride is landing at the highest point of the base camp called Kalapather, we fly over the Khumbu ice, the largest glacier in the region. Due to commercial reasons, the helicopter could not go to the top of Everest. For rescue purposes, we can fly up to the third camp of Mt. Everest.

Can we/I take a private helicopter tour to Everest base camp for a family private trip?

Yes, we provide charter helicopter service to Everest base camp. Our private helicopter prices are very fair and reasonable. We guarantee the best trip cost and services with our experienced pilots and guides.
If you share a helicopter it is cheaper based on 5 pax of people sharing, if you want to charter a private helicopter it costs a bit more. Please contact us for discounted pricing.

Join the group on a wonderful scenic joy ride.

Contact us and we will arrange according to helicopter status and availability.

Does weather affect helicopter flights to Everest base camp?

Of course the weather plays an important role in conducting a heli trip, mainly during landing and take off.
Mount Everest weather is difficult to predict, we call local people and get live updates. During monsoons, it can be affected but generally, morning flights are beautiful.

Can anyone reach Kalapathar or base camp or Gorakshep or Lobuche or Feriche to Mt base camp and return by helicopter?

Yes, slowly trek up to Mt Everest base camp and call us for helicopter pickup service, no need to walk the same route.

Is it possible to fly a helicopter from Lukla or Namche to Everest base camp or vice versa?

Yes, we have all options for this flight on our scheduled flight dates and need to be confirmed one day before the flight. After completing Everest Base Camp Trek we pick you up by helicopter - also known as Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek. For this service call us on this number +977 9843601808.

What if there is bad wind?

Poor wind-protection first, so landing at Kalapather Everest base camp is not possible if the wind is bad. Thank you for your understanding and c0-operation.

How long is the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp? Can I be resuscitated by helicopter?

It is 90 miles round trip from Lukla to Everest base camp, 45 miles each way. 10 to 12 days for trekking. And allow a couple of days acclimatization. Do not walk continuously. You are at base camp camp we can pick you up by helicopter to Lukla or Kathmandu. If you are short on time and looking for a day adventure at base camp, book a helicopter privately or share with an existing group.

How long do we stop at Kalapathar for Everest base camp helicopter flight tour?

For 10 to 15 minutes, just to feel the height above the ground and catch magnificent close-up views of Mount Everest and nearby peaks.

Is the cost fully refundable if the Everest base camp helicopter tour is cancelled?

Yes, if it is due to weather depending on the company's rules and policies, but a small fee will be deducted for transportation to and from the hotel-airport.

Is the cost fully refundable if the Everest base camp helicopter tour is cancelled?

Yes, if it is due to weather depending on the company's rules and policies, but a small fee will be deducted for transportation to and from the hotel-airport.

How many people can go to Everest base camp by helicopter?

Depending on the weight of each person, the average seating capacity is for a maximum of 5 people. For more than 5 people, you have to travel from Kathmandu or Lukla, Feriche.

Why is Everest base camp called a helicopter tour?

The helicopter also does not land exactly at the specific base camp of Mount Everest, but makes short rounds around it. Due to the lack of a proper helipad at the base camp, there is movement of glaciers in every season of the year

It is not exactly safe, but lands at a magnificent view-point where one can enjoy the closest views of Everest at a mere distance. Everest is not visible from the base camp, blocked by other giant peaks.

Why doesn't the helicopter land at Everest base camp?

Due to safety precautions, there is no suitable or safe landing site at Everest base camp. A small helipad has existed for the past few decades, but continues to change due to the movement of glaciers. Also rockfalls, landslides and avalanches can occur at any time. Another reason from Everest Base Camp, the view of Everest is obscured by other peaks.

What is the helicopter shuttle for Everest base camp helicopter tour?

Due to the weight limit of flying at high altitudes due to shuttle travel, light helicopters can fly much higher. With 4-5 passengers, the heli needs to shuttle from a safe height like Feriche, which is a 10-minute ride to the exact point and highlights the landing of the trip.

How many people can land at Kalapathar at a time?

On average there will be 2-3 people depending on the pilot's decision and the size of the weight of each person depending on the air flow and air pressure. For the rest it is necessary to ground at Pheriche, enjoy free time until the next round shuttle arrives to enjoy the close view of Mt. Everest

What is the age limit on Everest base camp helicopter tour?

Minimum 5 to 75 years, depending on fitness and medical history background. Also has medical insurance.

Is it possible to land at Mount Everest base camp?

Depending on the availability of level space for the helicopter to land, it can land but is not safe and secure, due to large rocks, rocks and glaciers. While rock falls and avalanches can occur at any time, they can cause havoc for the helicopter as well as the passengers.

From mid-April to the end of May we have a temporary helipad for the expedition team, it needs regular maintenance as it is built on moving glaciers. We can land here for a unique experience.

Sherpa, an experienced trekker and mountaineer and a local resident, suggested Heli descend to Kalapathar. Due to its close distance from Everest base camp, with great views of Everest. Also one of the best and safest places for landing and take-off.

How many people can land at Kalapathar at one time on Everest base camp helicopter tour?

On average there will be 2-3 people depending on the pilot's decision and the size of the weight of each person depending on the air flow and air pressure. For the rest it is necessary to ground at Pheriche, enjoy free time until the next round shuttle arrives to enjoy the close view of Mt.

Is it possible to land at Kalapathar for 30 minutes to an hour?

Yes, depending on the weather, a stopover at Kalapathar can be made for up to 20 minutes as per the pilot's decision. It can be very windy at times with a cool wind-chill factor especially from 11am onwards.

The only place close to the Everest base camp, and it offers a breathtaking view of the high peaks with a magnificent view of the Everest up close. For the safest landing spot as well as spectacular views

How can a middle seat passenger enjoy the view when there are 5 passengers on board the Everest Bus Camp Helicopter?

Seats can be changed if necessary, but views can also be taken from the middle seat. The helicopter has large glass windows for a clear view.

We split the passengers after a place called 1300 feet feriche, once we double shuttle and fly 2 people and 3 people at a time all passengers get a guaranteed window seat for the actual base camp part of this helicopter flight.

Everest Helicopter Flight Travel Notes Flight time and short stops depend entirely on the weather and the pilots' judgment, whether it is suitable for stops and landings in villages or at Everest base camp, as the weather in the Himalayas can sometimes be unpredictable late in the afternoon.

We will try to cover the important highlights stops on this helicopter tour to allow more time to witness the local culture tour of the monasteries as much as possible, with a full 4 to 5 hours of fascinating and fun time on our helicopter flight as mentioned above. Everest base camp.

Everest Helicopter Model Helicopters in Commercial Operation and Activity: In Nepal, we have two different types of helicopters currently operating from the private sector: AS350b3e/ series of helicopters which are manufactured by Euro Helicopters, France and are very popular all over the world. It is considered one of the most versatile helicopters and is suitable for all types of mountain flying and helicopter missions. 

Its features are: Fail-safe design - Comfortable seating arrangement - 5 seats excluding the pilot - Suitable for all types of helicopter missions, and can fly at altitudes above 23,000 feet or 7,000 meters. Another helicopter is the famous Made Russian Mi Seventeen. It has a huge body, can carry 21 people or 309 tons of cargo. MI-17's can fly well above 5200 meters, and are famous for landing at Everest Base Camp -EBC. Largest helicopters offer excellent utility and reliability service in the best conditions which are usually chartered for large groups or large cargo.

Additional Information

Itinerary program for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour (1 Day)

Pick up from your hotel (meeting venue), drive to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), and flight briefing.

We will take you to TIA early in the morning for the helicopter flight to Lukla. There will be a briefing from the flight instructor on safety chiefs and guidelines to be followed right before the flight. Then, you will meet your pilot.

Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu

Your helicopter will fly to the eastern side of the Kathmandu Valley and you will be able to enjoy panoramic views of the snow-capped Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Gaurishankar mountains. You will also be greeted with spectacular views of beautiful valleys, traditional villages, tranquil lakes, and raging rivers. After taking off from Jiri, your helicopter will land at Lukla.

Refueling in Lukla

Reached Lukla and entered the Everest region. Lukla is home to Tenzing Hillary Airport, where your helicopter refuels. This process takes about ten to fifteen minutes. During this time, you can enjoy the Himalayan geography, perhaps, very different from what you have seen or experienced.

Fly from Lukla to Kala Patthar (5,555m)

After refueling, the helicopter will fly through the Dudhkoshi river valley to Namche market, the economic lifeline of the Everest region. Panoramic views of the highest mountains including Ganesh Himal (7,429 m), Gachung Kang (7,952 m), Pumori (7,161 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Gaurishankar Himal (7,134 m), Shishapangma and others from the helicopter. can be seen. (8,013 m), Nuptse (7,855 m), Ama Dabalam (6,812 m), Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku and Kwangde.
Your helicopter will fly over Sangboche, Tengboche, Feriche, Gorak Shep, Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Glacier. You will see that the Everest Base Camp is surrounded by high mountains including Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu and Lobuche just below the Khumbu Snowfall.
Stop at Kala Patthar (5,555 m)

After flying over Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Glacier, your helicopter will land at Kala Patthar. However, please be aware that if the weather suddenly turns unfavorable, your helicopter may not land on Kala Patthar. However, this is very rare. From Kala Patthar one can get a panoramic view of Mt.Nuptse, Changtse, Cho Oyu, Ama Dabalam, Khumbutse, Changtse, Pumori and Lhotse.

Since you stay at Kala Patthar for a maximum of 15 minutes, we advise you to take enough pictures to relive the moment later. You can no longer stay in Kala Patthar because of the risk of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).

Breakfast from Kala Patthar to Everest View Hotel (Sangboche).

After enjoying the views from Kala Patthar, you will board the helicopter again. This time your helicopter will fly and land at Sangboche. By now, you might be hungry, and you can have breakfast at Everest Hotel (self-pay). This hotel, one of the tallest hotels in the world, also offers a spectacular view of Mount Everest.
Flight from Sangboche to Lukla (for infilling) and return to Kathmandu

The helicopter will make a final landing of approximately 15 minutes to refuel at Lukla Airport before returning to Kathmandu. The return flight will also be scenic and relaxing. After the helicopter lands in Kathmandu, we will drop you off at your hotel. We hope your Everest base camp helicopter tour was entertaining and refreshing.

Safety Notes for Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour

Safety Notes for Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour

The top priority of Everest base helicopter tours are precautions for a safe and enjoyable flight. Having excellent expert pilots with great experience in hilly terrain and Everest base camp. Moreover, the professional pilots, the helicopters are of the latest model, have been tested several times before conducting commercial flights.
Load limits and capacity are strictly monitored and supervised before taking off from the respective helipad. In the event of an emergency, the pilot will make every effort to reach safe and secure areas. If more than 4-5 seats are occupied, the pilot will decide to drop the passengers. At certain altitudes and safe locations, and shuttling back and forth for a safe and enjoyable flight for all.

Wear a seat belt when taking off

Never leave assigned seats during boarding. Sometimes the pilot has to reposition the helicopter even after touching the helipad.
Do not throw any object from the helicopter during flight.
Never smoke unless the captain indicates that it is safe to do so.
Do not move or stand from your assigned seat.
Let the pilot meet you! Always enter and exit the helicopter from the side or front. Thanks for the help.

Clothing for the Everest heli flight trip

Waterproofs: Down jacket (windproof) and trousers (be prepared for freezing point) Sun hat: Cap Scarf: Silk/Nylon, useful for keeping out sun and dust Sunglasses Glasses: Need to get a pair that cuts 100% UV rays.
High protection factor [20 or higher] or high altitude glacier cream causes strong U/V in the Sun due to thin air. Lip Slave/Labison: Lip protection with sunscreen Water Bottle: Half liter Toiletry Items: Paper Camera Gear: Batteries, memory card. (Please do not bring a tripod) Sneakers shoes are fine with warm shocks

Flight routes for Everest base camp helicopter tour landings

Everest base camp helicopter travel from Kathmandu to Lukla via Bhaktapur-Banepa and Dhulikhel, flying eastwards via Charikot/Dolakha and Jiri. Upper Khumbu region from Solu to Lukla above. From Lukla up the Dudhkoshi river valley, to Namche Bazar, Tengboche and Feriche Goraksha.

Based on available space and descent to Everest base camp and then above Gorkshep, high Kalapathar hill and below Mount Pumori. Accurate and Friendly Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Landing at the base of Kalapathar confronts mesmerizing views of Everest and its surrounding giant peaks.

Please note, views of Everest from Everest base camp are obstructed by Nuptse and Lhotse, and Lola peaks. The best and most breathtaking view of Everest and the perfect location is below Kalapathar.

2nd Optional Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Route at Extra Cost – Kathmandu Lukla to Gokyo Lake Landing and Chola Pass then Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar View Point Landing at Hotel Everest View, After Breakfast Proceed to Lukla and Kathmandu.

Related Tours

1- Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Helicopter 

2- Everest Base Camp Short Trek

3- Everest Base Camp Trek All Inclusive Package

Why fly to Everest base camp by helicopter?
History of Mount Everest and culture, religion of Sherpas in Himalayan region:
Visitors to the Everest base camp helicopter tour may be curious about the actual inhabitants of Everest and the Upper Khumbu region. However there are few chances to observe local cultures on this sky tour, if time and weather permit
Also the pilot decision provides information about the culture and religion of the Sherpas. The Sherpas are the oldest form of Tibetan Buddhism and follow a strong form of Tibetan Buddhism known as Nyingma (literally 'old school'). Ancient heritage culture and customs similar to those of Tibetan predecessors, the word Sherpa is derived from the Tibetan language.

Sher as east and pa' as people, so the Sherpas are an eastern people from Tibet who migrated to the high Himalayas of Nepal. About 500 years ago, and known as the highlands of Mount Everest, men are natural climbers. Pioneers in the 1950s as mountaineers leading foreign adventures before Tenzing and Hillary reached the summit of Mt.

The Sherpas are farmers and herders, as the influx of foreign tourists depends on tourism for the Sherpa's livelihood. Every village is adorned with religious monuments called stupas, including old monasteries. The famous impressive monastery is at Tengboche on the way to Everest base camp. For Sherpas, Everest is Chomolungma of Tibetan origin, for Nepalese, Everest is 'Great Mother' in both languages.
In the early days before 1865 AD it was known as Peak XV, and renamed Everest in tribute to Sir George Everest.

The height of Mount Everest is 8,848 meters, the current height is 8,848.86 meters.
The year 2020 is just a few years away as Nepal and Chinese officials recently announced.

Location of Everest base camp and Khumbu area:

Everest Base Camp is located within the Solu-Khumbu District, around the Mahalangur Himalayan mountain range in far north central Nepal. Aerial distance of 160 km. or nearly so. 100 miles from Kathmandu, the capital and commercial center of Nepal.
Coordinates 27.9881°N and 86.9250°E, Mount Everest also straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet/China. The most popular and easiest access to Everest and base camp is from Nepal, the southern face of Mount Everest.

Tenzing and Hilary Airports have regular daily flights to Lukla during good weather of the year.
Built and completed in the mid-1970s, built by the Edmund Hillary Foundation, suitable for STOL (short take-off and landing) aircraft.
Regular scheduled flights operated are Twin Otter, Dornier or similar 15 to 18 seater aircraft. Normal flight time from Lukla Tenzing and Hillary Airport is 35 minutes maximum and 50 minutes to one hour by helicopter.

The Everest and Khumbu region is part of the Everest National Park, spread over an area of ​​1,148 square kilometers. The world's highest peaks include Mount Pumori, Ama Dabalam, Thermasarkhu, Kongde, Kantega, Gachung Kang, along with Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, and Cho-Oyu.

From Lukla to Tengboche, the park, rich in exotic flora and fauna, has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park has a beautiful dense forest of different species of rhododendron including pine, hemlock, fir, juniper and birch. The forest comes alive with wildflowers in seasonal blooms from March to May. The park is home to Himalayan Thar, Ghoral, Sero and Musk Deer as well as Snow Leopard and Himalayan Black Bear rarely.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Mountain Magic Treks Pvt.Ltd Term & Conditions:

Please read Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd. Terms and Conditions carefully prior to trip booking. Trekking or mountaineering in the higher elevations of the Himalayas is one of the most adventurous endeavors which carries the risk of AMS, injuries, or even death. Mountain Magic Treks is always concerned about trekkers' comfort, safety, and health while meandering at higher altitudes. We contribute great effort to reduce or control the risk and hazard, but sometimes nature’s curse or fluctuating climate in the Himalayas is beyond our control and we are not responsible for it.
If you are a keen adventure lover and are ready to follow the hereby mentioned terms and conditions, then you are heartily welcome at the Mountain Magic Treks Pvt.Ltd office, Galko Pakha, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Booking Terms and Conditions:

1. All package bookings are handled by Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd, an authorized adventure company based in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.

2. The term "trip" formally refers to walking, sightseeing, treks, tours, mountaineering, expeditions, or holidays in the mystical land of Nepal.

3. Mountain Magic Treks faithfully includes all amenities in the package's estimated price.

4. Please go through the itinerary page or trek inclusion/exclusion pages for the details of the cost transparency. The trek cost may vary from one package to another, and some packages don’t include the cost of the following:

Personal travel insurance, medical assistance, and helicopter evacuation.

Visa, passport, and transit point expenses.

Extra meals, entertainment activities, accommodation and transportation costs are not included in the itinerary.

Extra baggage and gratuity

5. For trip confirmation, travelers must pay 20% of the total trip cost up front.

6. You can pay the booking confirmation amount either by credit card or wire transfer. Both payment options are subject to additional bank service fees of up to 4% on top of the sum.

Pay deposit by wire transfer:
Pay to:
 Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd
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Paying Bank: Himalayan Bank Ltd
Account Type: Foreign Currency (USD.)
Branch: Thamel
Bank Street Address: Karmachari Sanchaya Kosh Building, Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Risk and Liabilities:
(Bank service charges related to submitting a deposit are the responsibility of the client)

7. The trip will be booked once the payment is made by the travelers. We will send you the confirmation letter via email and guarantee that you will receive all of the services listed in the itinerary.

8. The final payment must be submitted at the Mountain Magic Treks office or at the hotel where you will be staying before the tip departure. Otherwise, you will not be legitimate for the trip and no final documentation will be disclosed before payment.

9. Regarding the trip cancellation, we offer a free trip cancellation service upon submission of a trustable reason before 90 days of the departure date with adequate evidence and written reasons. 

10. If you cancel the trip 60 days prior to the departure date, then a 75% cancellation fee will be levied from the booking amount.

11. An 85% cancellation fee will be levied if you cancel the trip before 30 days of the trip's departure date.

12. The company will be unable to refund the earlier paid (20%) booking fee if you cancel the trek before 15 days of departure.

13. There will be no payment refund if you voluntarily leave or cancel the trip once it has started, but if you are forced to leave due to unforeseen immediate circumstances, then payment can be refunded after proper discretion.

14. We guarantee your safe and successful trip; however, the company reserves the right to cancel the trip if there will be no minimum number of travelers. The company will postpone or manage alternative trips in this condition.

15. If the company cancels the trip due to any unforeseen circumstances which are beyond our control (i.e. natural disaster, flight cancellation, strikes, wars, riots, quarantine, government intervention policy, weather conditions), we will refund after deduction of the minimum operating cost involved.

16. If you want to change your booking date, the booking amendment request must be made 90 days prior to the original trip departure.

17. If trekkers demand to change the departure date prior to 60 days of the final departure, US $ 50.00 per person will be charged as a cancellation fee. The cost of the trip may also be increased if the market price soars higher during the postponed trip date.

18. The policy of our company is that trekkers must have an insurance policy contract if they want to trek with Mountain Magic Treks. The policy must feature medical coverage, air ambulance, helicopter evacuation facility, and flight cancellation insurance if possible.

19. Mountain Magic Treks and Expedition organizes various adventurous trips, which have a high-risk factor and demand more physical stamina and training. If you can’t accomplish the trek due to your physical inability or sickness, we are not obliged to refund the payment.

20. During the trip, there may be hindrances, obstacles, or circumstances such as political riots, insurgencies, accidents, climate change, or natural disasters. Make sure you are ready to deal with all of these problems.

21. The trip route, accommodation and modes of transport may be changed without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances. It is for your convenience and safety, so I hope you will display flexible human nature in this context.

22. While changing the route, transportation, accommodation, or itinerary due to the above circumstances, we may charge an additional fee or lower the cost as per the total expenses of the entire trek.

23. Mountain Magic Treks holds all the authority to decline, accept, detain, or retain any member of the trip if we find anyone suspicious or indisciplined. If you want to trek with Mountain Magic Treks, you must accept our leadership during the whole trip.

24. Mountain Magic Treks has contracted with a network of companies, the government of Nepal, and individuals to assist the travelers during the trip. These third parties are qualified to perform the duties as contracted. We are not liable in the event of loss, damage, or irregularities if the third parties don’t perform their duties properly.

25. Mountain Magic Treks is not liable for any law or rule violations committed by travelers in any country.

26. This agreement is governed by the laws of the Government of Nepal. No individual, including employees, representatives, or guides of the company, can alter the terms and conditions.

27. In exceptional circumstances, these terms and conditions may be waived by submitting a written request to the director. Only the director of the company has all the rights to amend them.

28. Travelers must be physically and mentally fit for the trek. It is compulsory to bring health certificates along with proper legal documents for trip approval if asked.

29. Mountain Magic Treks is not liable for any additional costs or compensation incurred as a result of a flight being canceled or delayed due to weather or other factors. We can manage alternative arrangements on special requests, which may require additional extra cost.

30. We have displayed authentic, genuine, and accurate information on our official website and brochure. If you notice any errors, incomplete or incorrect information, please notify us as soon as possible.

Please read all the terms and conditions mentioned above before making the bookings. You must abide by these conditions if you fancy trekking in the Himalayas with Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd.

Trip Reviews (2)

John Lee

John Lee

11th Nov, 2022

Everest base camp by helicopter day tour from Kathmandu with breakfast
5 stars all the way! Mr. Rewati excelled in communication. We emailed for years because our original trip was postponed due to covid. He was very helpful in guiding me. The Everest helicopter experience was amazing. Our Captain/Pilot Priya was efficient and friendly. Rewati also booked us to visit Kathmandu for two more days. We had three days in total. Backed up two more days due to bad weather and not being able to climb Mt.
So we had security and flexibility. Our guide for two days, Khem , was perfect. He navigated us to everything we wanted to see and more. He was attentive and responsive and fun. Experience highly recommended.

Fani Bachvarova

Fani Bachvarova

24th Nov, 2022

A once in a lifetime experience!
Picked up from the hotel, went to the domestic terminal airport and boarded the helicopter for a beautiful aerial view of Kathmandu. The first stop was Lukla for fuel, followed by a pilot change for the best part of the flight. Everest base camp at 5350m and then most of the other mountains with a close view of Everest from Kalapathar. On our way back, we stopped at Hotel Everest View for breakfast. Rewati is an excellent organizer and managed it from end to end, making sure everything went well. Highly recommended.

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