Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour (Flyover)

USD 1,355
  • Activities
    Mt Everest Helicopter Tour
  • Max Elevation
    5644m
  • Trip Duration
    1 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Easy
  • Lodging
    N/A
  • Meals
    Half Board Meal
  • Transportation
    Private /Public Vehicle
  • Communication
    ENGLISH
  • Group Size
    1-5 PAX
  • Best Season
    Autumn and Spring
  • Per Day Walk
    N/A

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Adventurous flight from and to Lukla
  • Breathtaking aerial view of Mt. Everest along with other mountains like Lhotse, Makalu, Lhotse Sar, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Kantega, Pumori and many more
  • Magnificent up-close view of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Easily accessible and secure adventure
  • Flyover Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar
  • Glimpses of Himalayan wild species like Red Panda, Snow leopard, and Himalayan Tahr, along with blooming rhododendrons and distinct bird species
  • The stunning beauty of the Himalayan region, sherpa settlements, and insights into the Himalayan lifestyle
  • The journey serves you a clear and unobstructed view of trails of Everest Base Camp Trek and mountain climbers summiting Mt. Everest.
  • Sumptuous breakfast at Everest View Hotel

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is an easy way to escape the bustling environment of the city and delve into the magnificent beauty of the Himalayan region. This is a one-day tour that takes you to the heartland of Mt. Everest (8,848.86m), the tallest mountain in the world. Being easily accessible and time-saving, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour invites thousands of people from worldwide to relish the majestic beauty of the region. As there is no age restriction for this adventure, people can enjoy the beauty of Everest in a peaceful manner without any difficulties along the way.

The EBC Helicopter Tour is a mesmerizing adventure that serves you with the excellent beauty of Mt. Everest along with stunning mountainous landscapes of surrounding mountains like Lhotse, Makalu, Lhotse Sar, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Kantega, Pumori and many more. This thrilling mountain flight will take you to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Kala Patthar (5,644m) through a series of Himalayan sites. The rewarding aspects of this adventure present you with Himalayan exploration with an aerial perspective. This flight will take you through soaring skies and offer you the magical beauty of tumbling waterfalls, gushing rivers, mesmerizing lakes, glaciers, distinct topography, and diverse Himalayan landscapes.

Moreover, this adventure provides you with insights into the Himalayan settlements and Himalayan lifestyle. During the flyover from Lukla to Everest Base Camp, you’ll catch the stunning beauty of the Sherpa settlements and the diverse topography of the region. On top of that, you’ll be able to see the expanded Sagarmatha National Park and its distinct flora and fauna. You’ll catch the beauty of blooming rhododendrons and pine forests along with glimpses of wandering Himalayan species like Himalayan Tahr, Red Panda, Monkeys, Snow Leopard and distinct bird species. As the flight will be taken close to the surface, you’ll catch the unobstructed beauty of the region in a magnifying way.

The factors like time efficiency and energy-saving aspects of this adventure play a vital role in providing you with an enjoyable experience. You don’t have to trek for days, passing through challenging terrains and rugged surfaces to quench your enthusiasm for Everest’s beauty. Being an easy and secure way, this adventure serves you the same stunning beauty of the mountains but in a quicker and more magnificent way.

Departure Dates: We will have daily flights, let us know your travel date at least 2-3 days ahead. You can enquire your trip through email: info@nepalguidetreks.com or via WhatsApp: +977 985-1029613

  • Phase I: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla

    Kathmandu Altitude: 1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet

    Lukla Altitude: 2,800 meters/ 9,186 feet

    Altitude Gain: 1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet

    Flight Duration: 40-45 minutes

    After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, you’ll be picked up by our team and transferred to a cozy hotel. Our team will help in your check-in process, and on the same evening, you’ll have a meeting with us about the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. You’ll be provided with a brief of your adventure, and we’ll also present you with safety guidelines. Then, the riveting EBC Helicopter Tour begins by catching a scenic and adventurous flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

    The flight takes you through the soaring sky and offers you the aerial beauty of the diverse topography. You’ll catch magical glimpses of Nagarkot Hill and Jiri Hill, along with the sights of numerous temples, monuments, and stupas. This flight also lets you relish the beauty of the mountainous landscapes, high hills, gushing waterfalls, thundering rivers, and distinct settlements. After 40-45 minutes of your flight, you’ll experience a thrilling landing at Lukla Airport. Then, you’ll have a short break to enjoy the fresh beauty of the Himalayan region and sightsee local settlements.

  • Phase II: Fly from Lukla to Base Camp and Kala Patthar and retrace to Pheriche

    Lukla Altitude: 2,800 meters/ 9,186 feet

    Kala Patthar Altitude: 5,644 meters/ 18517 feet

    Altitude Gain: 2844 meters/ 9330 feet

    Flight Duration: 15-20 minutes

    After the chopper is refueled, you’ll embark on a flyover to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. It takes a few minutes to reach Everest Base Camp from Lukla. The flight takes you through the scenic beauty of the Solukhumbu district. Along the way, you’ll catch the stunning beauty of the Sagarmatha National Park and Sherpa settlements. The chopper will fly close to the base to ensure you have a close-up view of the region. Considering the case of luck, you may also catch sight of wandering Himalayan wild species on the way to Everest Base Camp. Along the way, you’ll also see trekking trails and mountain climbers climbing Mt. Everest.

    As the helicopter only carries three people from Pheriche, everyone will get a window seat. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, the flight will serve you splendid views of the mountainous vistas. You’ll be left awestruck by the majestic beauty of Mt. Everest, along with its sibling mountains like Lhotse, Makalu, Lhotse Sar, Pumori, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, and many more. Then, the flight continues toward Kala Patthar, which will provide you with the panoramic and aerial beauty of Everest. Kala Patthar is the highest point of the Everest Base Camp Trek, and you’ll be flying over Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar to enjoy the stunning Himalayan beauty. You get 15-20 minutes to soak in the magnificent beauty of Everest and surrounding peaks at Kala Patthar.

  • Phase III: Flight from Pheriche to Everest View Hotel for Breakfast

    Pheriche Altitude: 4,371 meters/ 14340 feet

    Everest View Hotel Altitude: 3,962 meters/ 13000 feet

    Altitude loss: 409 meters/ 1,340 feet

    Flight Duration: 10 minutes

    After relishing the beauty of majestic mountains and stunning Himalayan landscapes, the journey takes you to Everest View Hotel for a sumptuous breakfast. The journey drives you through Pheriche and takes you to the highest-placed hotel in the world, which lies at an altitude of 13000ft. Everest View Hotel lies within the Sagarmath National Park and serves you the excellent beauty of the region along with delectable cuisines. Visitors can immerse in the mesmerizing beauty of the Himalayas and Himalayan settlements in luxury.

    Everest View Hotel is famous for offering splendid views of the mountains and the availability of numerous delicious dishes. They have experienced chefs and teams that constantly work to provide quality service to visitors. The people of this region shall welcome you with warm hospitality. You’ll spend some time here, engaging in local practices and having conversations with distinct people out there.

  • Phase IV: Fly from Everest View Hotel to Lukla

    Everest View Hotel Altitude: 3,962 meters/ 13000 feet

    Lukla Altitude: 2,800 meters/ 9,186 feet

    Altitude loss: 1,162meters/ 3,812 feet

    Flight Duration: 15 minutes

    After your breakfast, we head towards Lukla to refuel the helicopter. As our journey is tilting towards an end, Lukla will be the last stopover before we reach Kathmandu. You’ll get a few minutes there to roam around and sightsee local places. You can catch stunning glimpses of mountainous ranges and Sherpa settlements. After the chopper is refueled, you’ll catch a thrilling flight to Kathmandu through the aerial beauty of the Everest region.

  • Phase V: Return to Kathmandu by Helicopter

    Lukla Altitude: 2,800 meters/ 9,186 feet

    Kathmandu Altitude: 1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet

    Altitude loss: 1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet

    Flight Duration: 45-50 minutes

    The flight to Kathmandu will be extended as a bonus to enjoy the bird’s eye view of the valley and distinct landscapes. You’ll still catch stunning mountain beauty on the way to Kathmandu. By bidding farewell to the majestic Himalayan region, you’ll be back in Kathmandu with stunning memories of the Himalayan wonders. Upon reaching the Tribhuwan International Airport, you’ll be picked up by our team and transferred to your respective hotel. Tonight, you can explore the nearby region of Kathmandu Valley and cherish the beautiful experience you had during the EBC Helicopter Tour.

What's included?
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle, including airport arrival and departure
  • Half Board Meal
  • Everest National Park permit and TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • Transportation and Helicopter charges
  • General First aid kids
  • Supplementary Oxygen
  • All Local / Government Taxes & necessary paperwork
What's not included?
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given below:

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Why Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

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Accessibility

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is an easy way to seek the magical mountainous beauty. This is a flexible option for everyone as this adventure doesnot demand trekking through challenging terrains and steep ascents. Being this, it is widely accessible to people of any age and physical limitations. Without any expense of energy for days, this adventure serves you with the magnificent beauty of the region in a safe and enjoyable way.

Breathtaking views

The EBC Helicopter tour presents you with the outstanding beauty of the Himalayas. Since the beginning of the adventure, you’ll start to capture breathtaking scenes of the magical elevated hills and distant mountainous landscapes. As the adventure embarks towards Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, you’ll be served with the outstanding beauty of Mt. Everest along with other mountains like Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many more.

Moreover, this adventure serves you stunning glimpses of Sagarmatha National Park and its distinct flora and fauna. Along the journey, you’ll also catch the splendid beauty of numerous waterfalls, lakes, glaciers, rivers, and Himalayan settlements. The beauty is enhanced as you’ll feel like flying over the sky, and the bird’s eye views of the surroundings will leave you stunned. The flight will only carry 3 people from Pheriche, which leads to you having your own window seat to glance at the grandeur of Everest. Also, you’ll witness magical sun rays reflecting through the panoramic views of Himalayan peaks.

Time efficiency

This is a safe and time-saving adventure to the heartland of Everest to seek the aerial beauty of the Everest and Himalayan vistas. Unlike Everest Base Camp Trek, this journey offers you the outstanding beauty of the Himalayas in a single day without any expense of time and energy. It takes more than 2 weeks to reach the Base Camp and Kala Patthar by embarking on Everest Base Camp Trek, while the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour offers you the magnified up-close beauty of the region in a single day. This saves you time and energy and contributes to your overall enjoyable experience. For those who want to seek the awe-inspiring beauty of Everest but are short of time and energy, this is the reliable and perfect opportunity for you to consider.

Unique adventure

Taking a flight is itself an adventure, and combining it with a thrilling adventure to the Everest region is indeed a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Flying over the numerous elevated hills and high rugged mountains with sightseeing cascading waterfalls, gushing rivers, and magical glaciers is a unique adventure. For those who want to quench their thirst for nature’s wonder and want to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Himalayan peaks, this is an ideal way to seek a thrilling and mesmerizing experience. The cold breeze of the Everest freshens your enthusiasm within leaving you stunned through the breathtaking view of Everest and other Himalayan landscapes up close.

Safe and secure

Everest Base Camp Trek takes you through a series of stopovers, and along the way, you’ll face numerous challenges. No mountaineer trekking and expedition comes without risks, and Everest Base Camp Trek demands strong physical strength, sheer determination, and mental resilience to reach the Base Camp and Kala Patthar by surpassing all the forthcoming challenges. The challenges like heavy rainfall, snowfall, slippery tracks, floods, landslides, steep ascents, and physical difficulties can pose risks during your journey. Through this route, you’ll obtain the stunning beauty of the Himalayas but at a great expense of energy and risks, which is why the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour offers you an enhanced experience to the heartland of Everest through a safe and secure way.

This adventure is planned extensively and is organized with well-experienced pilots and crew members. Your safety relies on our hand and it is our foremost priority. The flights are conducted by proper monitorization of the weather. If any alteration in weather and temperature is seen, the flight will be postponed for a suitable day when the climatic conditions tend to stay stable. After the flight is taken off, it ensures you a comfortable and safe journey. While you may feel a thrill during landing and taking off, the stunning beauty of the Himalayas will keep you occupied. By embarking on this adventure, you won’t have to deal with any issues and obstacles like Everest Base Camp Trek and just have to sit, relax, and relish the phenomenal beauty of Everest.

Simple packing and no preparation

As this adventure involves flying over the Everest region, Everest Base Camp, and Kala Patthar, you won’t be required to do heavy preparation and packing. For Everest Base Camp Trek, you’ll have to go with weeks of research and packing lists. It demands specific gear and equipment along with numerous layers of clothes that should last for about 14-16 days. It further demands an experienced guide and porters to help you out with navigating the path and carrying the loads. The journey to the Everest Base Camp through trails demands a flexible body and strength, and that requires necessary preparation. It demands performing strength training exercises and mobility exercises to hone the strength and flexibility of the body.

But as you’ll be flying over the mountains, you won’t need any extra preparations for this adventure. This is a very convenient journey and doesnot demand heavy packing for days. As the journey will be completed within a single day, just wearing warm clothes in layers will be sufficient. The rewarding aspects of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour are the same and yet more amazing compared to the Everest Base Camp Trek, and on top of that, you’ll be rewarded with no expense for time, energy, and effort. While this is a reliable journey and doesnot demand physical preparation and extensive packing, you can still prepare yourself by learning the safety guidelines of helicopter flight and packing a bag with extra layers of clothes, first-aid, diamox, food, and drinks.

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Safety Guidelines for Helicopter Flight

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  • Do not approach the helicopter until instructed by crew members
  • Fasten your seatbelt and remain seated until instructed
  • Don’t walk to the rear of Helicopter
  • Be mindful of weight restrictions
  • Be sure to switch your phone off during helicopter flight
  • Smoking is not allowed before and during helicopter flight
  • Bring along goggles to keep you safe from dust and wind blindness
  • Do not walk out until the rotor blades stop spinning
  • Be aware of the emergency evacuation
  • Don’t run and walk in the direction guided by the experienced personnel.
What is the passenger's weight limit during Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

The weight limit of passengers is 500 kg for the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Max 5 people are allowed to board the flight and with 1 captain. The weight will be minimized upon reaching Lukla as the weight limit for a flight from Lukla to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar is 250 kg.

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