Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour – 4 hours
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour – 4 hours

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour – 4 hours

Duration 4 hours
We offer special group discounts, please contact us for the offers.
Trip Duration 4 hours
Group Size 2-4 People
Maximum Altitude 5460m
Difficulty Grade Easy
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Seasons Mar-Jul, Aug-Dec

Trip Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour – 4 hours

  • Take in the spectacular views of the Khumbu and Lhotse Glaciers
  • Admire the striking beauty of the snowy Himalayas while soaking in the atmosphere of Everest Base Camp
  • Experience a panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, and Kanchenjunga from the Kalapathar (5,545m)
  • Embrace the Sagarmatha National Park’s perspective of the Himalayan fauna and environment
  • Appreciate incredible panoramas of the surrounding region and the Himalayas while feasting at the Syangboche
  • Get a bird’s eye perspective from the helicopter of waterfalls, hills, gorges, rivers, and lovely hillside communities

Overview of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour – 4 hours

Helicopter flight to Kalapathhar, also known as the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour, is the finest tour to get a close gaze at the Eastern Himalayas, including the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. Once the helicopter departs from Kathmandu, it will fly you over picturesque Mountain hamlets.

The Ariel view will be something exquisite, with spectacular views of waterfalls, lush hills, communities, and the fantastic experience of weather events in the Everest region.

Also, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour will allow you to appreciate the fantastic moments in Kalapathhar, taking in views of glaciers, the Himalayas, and the gorgeous dawn from the eastern portion of the Khumbu region and Kalapathhar.

The phenomenal panorama of the Himalayas

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour departs from the picturesque valley of Kathmandu. After taking off from Tribhuvan International Airport, the helicopter will head north from the valley.

The flight will take roughly 45 minutes to reach Lukla, passing over the Nagarkot highlands and along the magnificent slope of the Sindhupalchowk hills. The view will be magnificent, with the majestic Himalayas to the north visible from the helicopter’s window.

From Lukla, the helicopter will take you farther north via the breathtaking settlements of Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche, all the way to the Kalapathar, at an elevation of more than 5000m.

From Kalapathar, one may enjoy a panoramic view of the Khumbu region, including Khumbu Glacier, Lhotse, Nuptse, Kanchenjunga, and Cho oyu. Flying across the edge of the Himalayas is something fantastic to experience once in a lifetime. Therefore a helicopter tour to Kalapatthar/Everest Base Camp is one of the most extraordinary adventures.

Discover the intriguing aspect of the Khumbu Region

In eastern Nepal, the Khumbu Region brings forth the incredible Himalayan experience. It looks as though everything in this place is gorgeous and delightful to behold.

Furthermore, the magnificent Sherpa communities of Namche Bazaar, Lukla, Dingboche, and Lobuche allow you to explore the stunning monasteries and relish delectable Himalayan delicacies when stopping at one of these settlements.

The helicopter will also soar above Sagarmatha National Park, a stunning location for observing the Himalayan vegetation and animals. Similarly, the glaciers of Imja Tse and Lhotse contribute to the adventure’s magnificent features.

Therefore, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour offers you to immerse yourself in the brilliant milieu of the Khumbu Region from both a helicopter and ground perspective.

Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour – 4 hours

1 Day Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

6:30 AM

Pick up from the hotel in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport

A private vehicle will pick you up and take you to Tribhuvan International Airport following an enjoyable morning. After around ten minutes of driving to the airport, the exciting adventure of the helicopter tour will get underway.

7: 00 AM

Check-in at the airport and fly to Lukla: 45 minutes flight

The vehicle will drop us off at the airport, where we will complete the ticketing and checking procedures. Our helicopter will arrive once we have completed all of the procedures regarding tickets and luggage. Taking the steps up into the helicopter, we will fly to the north from above the Dolakha and Jiri, and even touching the northern portion of the Ramechhap, passing above the beautiful green landscapes, villages, and rivers. The beautiful alpine ambiance of the Lukla will welcome us after the 45 minutes of flight.

7: 45 AM

Landing at the Lukla – fueling for 5 minutes

You may enjoy the view of the surrounding landscape from the Lukla till the helicopter refuels its tank. The first glimpse of the Himalayas will be evident from Lukla. After refueling the helicopter, you will board and fly northward.

Helicopter tour to Kalapathhar via Everest Base Camp: 25 minutes flight

This will be the most exciting part of the helicopter tour, as you will see and experience the finest jaw-dropping sights. The helicopter will hover around the Everest Base Camp from the edge of the Ama Dablam, letting you take in the dazzling perspectives of the Lhotse and Khumbu glaciers. The helicopter window will give you the ideal glimpse of the Nuptse, Pumori, and Mount Everest.

8:15 AM

Landing at the Kalapathhar for 15 minutes

Finally, the helicopter landing will take place in Kallapathar, and you can feel the Himalayan and snowy atmosphere in the Khumbu region. The panoramic view of the Himalayas and glaciers would be fantastic to see from here. Lhotse, Imja Tse, and the Khumbu glacier will make for an adventurous treat. You can also get a fantastic glimpse of Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and even Lobuche and Gorakshep settlements.

8:30 AM

Fly to Syangboche for breakfast: 15 minutes flight

The helicopter will take you over the beautiful Khumbu region and fly you back, passing above the Gorakshep and Lobuche. In 15 minutes, the helicopter will drop you off in the beautiful village of Syangboche. There, you can explore the majestic monasteries and communities of the Sherpa people.

Enjoy breakfast with Himalayan Scenery: 30 minutes.

The magical view of the Himalayas and a delicious breakfast are unique to experience in the Everest Region. We will have a delightful breakfast at one of the restaurants at the Syangboche Lodge while gazing upon Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse to the north. After breakfast, the helicopter will again take you off from above the cliffs towards the southwest, heading to Lukla.

9:15 AM

Fly to Kathmandu via Lukla: 1 hour 10 minutes

After crossing from above the Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazar, and Phakding again, the Lukla will welcome us. Taking a short break at the Lukla and refueling the helicopter, we will head back to Kathmandu, flying from the edge of the Himalayas and luscious hills. Crossing through the many settlements and hidden places, the beautiful hills of Nagarkot can be obvious before landing at Kathmandu.

10:25 AM

Transfer back to your hotel.

Finally, the wonderful Mount Everest Base Camp helicopter tour came to a successful conclusion. After disembarking from the helicopter at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in a private vehicle.

Foot of Kala Patthar mountain
Foot of Kala Patthar mountain

Mt.Everst Heli Tour

What's Included?
  1. Helicopter Charter: A private helicopter charter for the tour.
  2. Experienced Pilot: A skilled and experienced pilot to guide the tour.
  3. Airport Transfers: Transportation to and from the airport for added convenience.
  4. Permits and Fees: All necessary permits and entrance fees for the tour.
  5. Landing Charges: Charges associated with landing at specific locations for sightseeing.
  6. In-Flight Refreshments: Light refreshments and snacks during the helicopter journey.
  7. Expert Guide: A knowledgeable guide accompanying the tour to provide insights and information.
  8. Safety Equipment: Provision of necessary safety equipment for all participants.
  9. Insurance: Basic insurance coverage for the duration of the tour.
  10. Photography Opportunity: Opportunities for photography during the tour.
  11. Emergency Evacuation Plan: A comprehensive emergency evacuation plan in case of unforeseen circumstances.
What's Excluded?
  1. Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses, including souvenirs, additional food, and beverages not specified in the package.
  2. Accommodation: Accommodation costs before or after the helicopter tour.
  3. Meals: Meals not explicitly mentioned in the itinerary.
  4. Additional Activities: Optional activities or excursions not included in the tour package.
  5. Tips and Gratuities: Gratuities for guides, pilots, and other service providers are not included.
  6. Travel Insurance: Comprehensive travel insurance coverage is not included but highly recommended for guests.
  7. Medical Expenses: Any medical expenses incurred during the tour.
  8. Weather Delays: Additional costs incurred due to weather-related delays or changes in the itinerary.
  9. Personal Gear: Personal trekking or mountaineering equipment.
  10. Optional Upgrades: Any optional upgrades or add-ons not specified in the standard package.

Make sure to customize this list based on the specific details of the tour package and communicate it clearly to guests before they confirm their reservation. It helps manage expectations and ensures a smooth and enjoyable experience for all participants.

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