About Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is an exciting opportunity for you to reach the base camp of Everest without dropping a sweat! Nepal provides a diverse range of trekking opportunities, from the cliffs of Mustang to the snow-capped Himalayas. A number of these must-visit trekking destinations are world-renowned. They are so important that most of them are now on the bucket list of every travel lover. Among the top trekking destinations, the most well-known is the Everest Base Camp, which is visited the most.
Trekkers from all across the country visit the region throughout the year. Regardless of the season, you wish to visit, the path stays packed. The trip's vivid valleys and sceneries are the ones that should be explored the most. The routes and trails to base camp are both thrilling, and you can travel alone.
Surprisingly, the hiking experience at Everest Base Camp stands out the most. It's a thrilling experience to travel through the magnificent Namche Bazaar and Gorakshep. The breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains also serve as a reminder of your exhilarating journey. The hikers are enthralled with the trails leading to the base camp, though the view remains the main attraction.
Before reaching the base camp, you must trek for days through the deep Himalayan wilderness. Those who want to avoid the mile-long trek should take a flight. This is a terrific method to discover Nepal's varied landscapes if you have a busy schedule! Not to mention the awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks and the study of diverse species and vegetation. For those who don't have enough time to go on a trek, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a refreshing relief. Thus, instead of walking miles, they take a private helicopter.
The helicopter journey to base camp will save you weeks of travel time while also reducing stress and inconvenience. Given the opulence of the excursion, a steady stream of travelers has shifted their attention to the EBC Helicopter tour. The breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains also serve as a reminder of your exhilarating journey. Although the beauty is the main attraction, the trails are also worth visiting.
The best way to see the Everest Mountain, Everest base camp and the other Himalayas in the region is by taking the Helicopter flight tour. The helicopter tour offers you land in Kala Patthar and provides you a few minutes to look around, Everest Himalaya, Everest Base camp etc. So, the tour these days are becoming more and more popular and many people those having limited time for Nepal travel are interested to take this tour.
Mount Everest Helicopter Tour start at Kathmandu Airport and flies east towards the beautiful Sherpa village and gateway to Everest, Lukla Airport. After fueling at Lukla Airport, the Everest Base camp Helicopter tour goes towards Everest Base Camp / Kala Patthar.
The tour offers you some of the best views of the mountains. Once the flight land at Kala Patthar, you are given a few minutes to view and take photos of Everest and other mountains then the flight back and land at Syangbuche (near Everest View Hotel) and you are given about 20 minutes to take tea/coffee or breakfast with seeing the Mountains including the Mountain Everest. The Everest View hotel offers great panoramic views of the Himalayas. Then the flights return to Lukla Airport and after fueling at Lukla, you will have a return flight back to Kathmandu Airport to conclude the tour.
There can be a maximum of five passengers and one caption (total – 05) with a total of a maximum 500 Kg weight per flight, however, if there are 4-5 people then we run 2 shuttle flights from Pheriche or Syangbuche splitting the body weight 250 Kg on average.
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Our Helicopter Services in the Everest Region
We've been providing a variety of Helicopter Flight Tours in the Everest region based on our customers' preferences. In the Everest region, we offer the following Helicopter Flight with Landing Tour services:
Helicopter Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
Lukla is one of the world's highest airports, at an altitude of 2,860 meters. Flights are frequently delayed or canceled as a result of inclement weather. The only other option for you, in this case, is to hire a helicopter service. Between Kathmandu and Lukla, we provide a safe helicopter service.
Helicopter Flight back to Kathmandu-Lukla from Gorakshep or Everest Base Camp
You can take a Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla or Kathmandu if you are short on time or simply want to appreciate aerial views of the Himalayas while on your journey. We will arrange a charter for you at a reasonable cost, as per your needs.
Helicopter Flight from Everest View Hotel to Everest Base Camp
The Helicopter ride from Everest View hotel to Everest Base Camp avoids long days of trekking and provides you with nothing but breathtaking Himalayan views. The Helicopter excursion, which lasts around 15 minutes, is best if you are short on time or lack the physical ability to continue on the Himalayan terrain. The helicopter tour is also appropriate if you want a different perspective on the spectacular Everest Himalayan range since it provides a perfect Himalayan panorama.
Helicopter Flight from Everest View Hotel to Kathmandu
If you get stuck on the way down, the Everest View Hotel's helicopter tour back to Kathmandu might be the solution. The ride is around 40 to 45 minutes long and covers a distance of 138 kilometers. If you need to stop your Himalayan trek short due to unforeseen circumstances such as medical emergencies, personal troubles, or quick rescue, this is a good alternative. The return journey concludes your trip in the Everest Region, providing a new perspective on its natural beauty and magnificent Himalayan views.
Helicopter flight from Everest base camp to Lukla
The original Everest Base Camp trail starts in the hill town of Lukla and ends in the same region. If an emergency or personal situation prevents you from returning to Lukla on foot, you can choose to commute by helicopter. The route takes 20 minutes and covers the entire trail from Everest Base Camp to the summit. If you want to see the region's stunning splendor in a new light, this is the way to go! The flight, which takes you above the Sagarmatha National Park, offers a breathtaking Himalayan landscape as well as the beauty of various Sherpa settlements along the way.
Helicopter Flight from Lukla to Kala Patthar via Everest Base Camp
The journey from Lukla to Kala Patthar via Everest Base Camp is a classic Helicopter tour that covers the very best of what the region has to offer. Kala Patthar, at an elevation of 5545 meters, is one of the best vantage spots for viewing the Everest Himalayan Range. The peak is famous for its spectacular views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), but it also offers views of summits such as Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Nuptse (7861m), and Pumo Ri (7165m). The route also includes a stop at Everest Base Camp for a comprehensive overview of the Khumbu Glacier and Icefall. This Himalayan experience, which combines two of the region's most popular attractions, is one to remember.
Helicopter Flight from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu
The Helicopter tour from EBC to Kathmandu is a great way to travel back to the capital city, and it's a refreshing break from the long descent back to Lukla. It's also a viable choice if you're in the middle of a medical or personal emergency and requires an immediate escape. The return journey provides a beautiful perspective of Nepal's natural splendor, with gorgeous views of the hilly regions. Overall, it's a great way to say farewell to the Himalayas of Everest.
Helicopter Flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu
The Gorakshep, at 5,140 meters above sea level, is the last station on the Everest trek before reaching Everest Base Camp. The Helicopter flight from Kathmandu, which is 151 kilometers away, takes around an hour. Aside from emergencies or serious medical situations, the Heli tour is a great option to return if you don't have the energy to return down the descending trail. The flight provides a thorough introduction to the natural grandeur of the Everest region, with stunning vistas of the Himalayas.
Helicopter Flight from Kathmandu to Gorakshep
If you don't want to take the long ascending paths to the Himalayas, this is the best option! It's also great for people who want to get to the foot of the world's tallest Himalayas as quickly as possible. The voyage also allows you to get a taste of the Himalayan environment by landing at the closest habitation point to Everest Base Camp. The tour takes about 70 minutes and takes you to some of the region's best experiences.
Helicopter Flight from Pheriche to Everest Base Camp
Pheriche serves as a transit station for the helicopter tour as well as a shuttle stopover for the aircraft. Pheriche, at an elevation of 4,240 meters, is one of the most popular places in the Everest Region. The helicopter flight from Pheriche to Everest Base Camp provides a welcome break from the days spent ascending the Himalayas. The excursion, which takes around 10 minutes in total, provides a delightful glimpse of the stunning splendor of the Everest Himalayan Ranges.
Helicopter Flight from Pheriche to Kathmandu
The Helicopter ride from Pheriche to Kathmandu is the way to go if you want to avoid the days of the descending trail heading back to Lukla. The flight departs from Pheriche and provides breathtaking views of the Everest peaks, including Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and Lhotse (8516m), to name a few. The journey back slightly exceeds an hour and provides a final glimpse of the Himalayas' stunning majesty.
Helicopter Flight from Tengboche to Everest Base Camp
Tengboche, at an altitude of 3,860m, is one of the most picturesque locations in the Everest Region and is home to the famed Dawa Choling Monastery. The hike up to the village is delightful and does not include any severe ascents or descents. The helicopter ride from Tengboche to Everest Base Camp takes 15 minutes and takes you along the Khumbu Glacier. It also provides close-up views of Ama Dablam (6,856 meters), Lhotse (8,516 meters), Changtse (7,543 meters), and the spectacular Mt. Everest (8,884 meters).
Helicopter Flight from Tengboche to Lukla or Kathmandu
If you've completed your Himalayan adventure and find yourself in Tengboche, a Helicopter tour down to Kathmandu can be a great way to break up the descent. It's a good alternative if you're short on time because the flight gives spectacular views of the Everest Ranges and bustling Sherpa hamlets along the way.
Helicopter Flight from Dingboche to Kathmandu
Dingboche, also known as the summer valley, is located at 4,410 meters and serves as an acclimatization stop on your Himalayan trek. The flight from Dingboche to Kathmandu takes about an hour and offers breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas, including the Everest range. The trek, which is 149 kilometers long, provides an exhilarating introduction to the Everest region's magnificence.
Helicopter Flight from Lobuche to Kathmandu
Lobuche, located just below Gorakshep, provides a wonderful stopover before embarking on the return route to Lukla. If you're looking for a new adventure, the Helicopter journey back to Lukla might be just what you're looking for. The helicopter journey back to Kathmandu takes about an hour and covers the entire Khumbu Valley as well as the majority of the Sagarmatha National Park.
Helicopter Flight from Gokyo to Kathmandu
Flying from Gokyo to Kathmandu bypasses the exhausting trekking trip back to Lukla. The Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Valley Helicopter Tour provides a unique perspective on the breathtaking splendor of the Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Valley. The return trip, like other Helicopter flights to Kathmandu, covers a total distance of 137 kilometres. The helicopter flight is a breathtaking journey via the Sagarmatha National Park and countless other Everest sights.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Cost
The cost of the trip is determined by the number of people in your group. If there are two members in the group, the cost will be roughly US$ 1100 per person on average. The above-mentioned price will decrease as the number of persons in the group grows. The cost of a group helicopter flight ranges from US$ 1,000 to US$ 1,200. Every shuttle has a maximum weight capacity. So, in the case of weight control, we may need to use the extra shuttle, which comes at a cost that is paid by everyone.
Weight Limit for the Helicopter Flight
The Everest Helicopter Tour uses helicopters with a maximum capacity of 500 kg. The Helicopter can carry up to five passengers, not including the pilot. The helicopter will fly directly from Lukla to the EBC if the headcount is three or less.
The maximum weight of the helicopter changes to 250 kg on average as the altitude rises above 4,000 meters. We'll land at Pheriche first to adjust the helicopter's weight for a headcount of more than 3. We'll manage the weight for a single shuttle flight in Pheriche before heading to the EBC.
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS OF EVEREST BASE CAMP HELICOPTER TOUR
Kala Patthar (Altitude: 5545m)
Located on the south elevation of Pumori in the Himalayas, Kala Patthar is well-known among Everest Base Camp trekkers. , This is the maximum altitude that most individuals can reach while on Everest Base Camp Trek without any climbing permission. At Kala Patthar, the most spectacular views of Everest, Nuptse, Changtse, and the surrounding peaks can be observed. It is undoubted the scenery will leave you mesmerized. Kala Patthar is highly recommended to visit as travel experts believe the slope provides a view of the Everest summit that is not available from the base camp.
Khumbu Glacier (Altitude: 4900m)
With elevations ranging from 4,900 meters at its terminus to 7,600 meters at its source, the Khumbu Glacier is the world's highest glacier. Located between Mount Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge, Khumbu Glacier is Nepal's largest glacier. The Khumbu Icefall of the glacier is massive and is also one of the most dangerous tasks for anyone attempting to reach the peak of Everest. However, from above, the Khumbu glacier is spectacular, with a breathtaking aerial vista of the Himalayan range surrounding it. Thus, the EBC Helicopter trip is a realistic approach to watching the icefall without taking any unnecessary risks.
Hotel Everest View, Syangboche (Altitude: 3800m)
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Hotel Everest View is the highest hotel in the world. Takasi Miyahara envisioned the hotel in 1968 after noticing how spectacular the view of Everest from the Syangboche ridge was. Syangboche is a lovely hill in the shadow of Khumbila. It is home to the world's highest airport, from which regular helicopter shuttle and porter light services run. The magnificent landscape, particularly from the Hotel Everest View in Syangboche, Nepal, provides a rich natural panorama and a soothing environment.
Helicopter Tour Booking Policy
Please read our terms and conditions carefully before booking any trip with us. You will be bound by our policies once both parties have confirmed the booking. We are open and honest, and our policies do not contain any hidden terms.
Similarly, we do not impose any hidden fees on our visitors. Please contact us if you have any questions about our terms and conditions. At the time of booking, our team will walk you through all of the relevant details.
Our booking policy entails a 25% non-refundable deposit on the entire cost of the helicopter trip package. We will begin the booking process and finalize it once you deliver the booking payment, a soft copy of your passport, and a few other requirements. You can pay the remaining Everest Helicopter trip costs when you arrive in Kathmandu (before the beginning of the tour). It is also feasible to pay in full ahead of time.
We accept credit cards (Master Card, Visa, and others) and wire/bank transfer booking deposits. You can also pay the deposit via the secure payment method on our website. If you are in Kathmandu, you can make your payment using a check or cash.
We recognize that you may need to cancel the trip due to unforeseen circumstances. At the same time, Outfitter Nepal reserves the right to cancel or postpone the trip at any moment due to unforeseen situations such as political unrest, weather instability, riots, natural disasters, and so on.
- If you cancel the helicopter tour one day prior, you will not be refunded 25% of your payment.
- If you cancel your helicopter tour three days in advance, you will not be refunded 15% of your deposit.
- If you cancel your trip less than a week before departure, 10% of your money will be refunded.
- If the trip is canceled due to inclement weather, you will receive a full refund.
- The subsequent cancellation price is determined by the date on which the Company accepts the cancellation request.
- If the guest cancels the tour after it has begun, there will be no refund.
- If the tour is canceled by Outfitter Nepal, the package fee will be refunded or the trip will be rescheduled. (Depending on the customer's preference, refund the money or postpone the trip).
Packing List for the Helicopter Tour:
As one might imagine, the Everest region is frigid throughout the year. For the tour, it is especially crucial to bring the appropriate items. It is vital to pack appropriately due to the high-intensity UV radiation at high altitudes. We've put together a packing list for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour that includes all of the necessary/recommended gear:
- Windproof Down jacket
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Moisturizer and lip balm
- A water bottle
- Silk/Nylon Scarf
- Shirts with long sleeves
- A pair of warm trousers
- Camera necessities
Note: The above gears will be adequate, as carrying more will add to the weight. We recommend that you simply bring the essential items of clothing with you.
Notes of Interest:
- Make sure your seat belt is securely fastened
- Do not throw trash outside from the helicopter
- There is a designated smoking area. Smoking elsewhere is prohibited
- During the flight, never stand up
- During the landing, listen for pilot instructions
Why choose Outfitter Nepal for an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
You may come across several websites that try to persuade you to book with them. Here are a few key reasons why Outfitter Nepal stands apart from other service providers:
- Committed to providing clients with the best possible service
- Assures client safety and functions as the most responsible tour operator
- Has successfully hosted more than 150 Helicopter tours to Everest Base Camp
- The most competitive pricing ranges with no hidden fees
- Reservations and bookings are simple
- Customer service and communication are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Everest journey in the safest helicopter models, piloted by a professional crew
- If your flight is cancelled due to weather issues, you will receive a full refund
How safe is the helicopter tour?
We place the highest priority on safety. Thus, we simply do not compromise when it comes to your safety. Our guides were chosen for their technical expertise, demonstrated safety performance, flawless judgment, friendly demeanour, and ability to deliver practical and professional directions. They are also quite professional and have had extensive training in first aid and personal protective equipment. On all trips, first-aid kits are available. We organize the helicopter tour with a dependable and knowledgeable crew. Similarly, for your safety and well-being, we never run trips during bad weather. We also have extra oxygen tanks on hand for your protection.
When is the best time for the Everest base camp helicopter tour?
Autumn and spring are popular seasons because of their warmth for the helicopter tour. The autumn season in Nepal invites you to participate in the most important Dashain festival, while the spring season entices you with its tranquil settings and brilliant blossoming plants. Moreover, both seasons feature low precipitation and mild temperatures.
During these seasons, you'll also be more likely to join a group flight excursion. Winter, on the other hand, provides unobstructed views of the Himalayan range. Thus, you can also take a helicopter tour during the winter season. Regardless of the season or environment, the mornings usually have good weather for taking off or landing the aircraft, making the tour possible at any time of year.
Do you need to be physically fit for your helicopter tour to the base camp?
Such planning and preparations are not required for the trip. Only make sure you're dressed warmly and wearing comfy shoes. Carry sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun's rays. A small bag pack can be brought along, but it must be lightly packed. Carry the smallest number of devices you can. Also, pay attention to your helicopter crew's instructions.
What if the weather is bad and we cannot go on the helicopter tour the day we booked it?
If you have time in Nepal, we will try to do the tour the next day at the same cost, but if you don't have time the next day, you will receive a refund.
I am a solo traveler. Is it feasible to organize a helicopter tour of Everest Base Camp?
Yes, you can join our tour to Everest base camp as a solo traveler. In our group heli tours, we frequently have a few empty spots that you can join. If you choose, you can also fly privately.
Outfitter Nepal wishes you all the best for your travels. We hope you have a good time!