Everest Base Camp helicopter tour from Kathmandu is an easy alternative to weeks-long Mount Everest Base Camp Trek. A day trip to Everest Base Camp by helicopter is for those with limited time. Helicopter tour to Everest is no less amazing than any other trip you can imagine to the base camp.
Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing offers the best of both worlds. You will see the gigantic mountains from a birds-eye perspective. And, experience the thin air of mountains in person. Views of Sherpa villages, forests, rivers, and glaciers will unfold after leaving Kathmandu.
Picture perfect views of towering mountains will be at your arm’s length. Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cho-Oyu soar above the skies.
Helicopter will land at Lukla, Syangboche, Kalapatthar, and Everest Base Camp. Landing at these places will soak you into the scenery. You will also experience the Sherpa culture, lifestyle and their warm hospitality. You will have breakfast at Hotel Everest View one of the highest luxury hotels. Dining there is a unique opportunity to experience the luxury and tickle your taste buds.
Our tailor-made Mount Everest Helicopter Tour package ensures you the best Himalayan experience. Friendly staff and experienced crew make you feel you are in the safe hands during the flight. The day trip to Everest Base Camp is a safe and worry-free tour, while you enjoy every moment of the tour.
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Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest Base Camp helicopter tour from Kathmandu is one of the best aerial tours of the world. Short, safe and best value packages of Exciting Nepal is gaining huge popularity. You will definitely love the heli tour to Everest base camp and promise to be back for more.
Major highlights of the flight include:
Aerial view of the Everest region
You will have birds’ eye views of villages and towns like Namche Bajar, Khumjung, and Gorakshep. These villages look like tiny dots below the towering mountains. You will also see centuries-old monasteries like Tengboche Monastery from above.
Alpine forests, rivers and Khumbu glacier’s views are the major attractions of the flight. You will feel like flying with the mountains during Everest helicopter tour. Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Khumbu Ice Fall, and glaciers fill your vision.
Landing at Lukla, entry point to Everest Base Camp Trek for fueling
During a brief landing for fueling, you will get a chance to experience Sherpa culture. Lukla is the entry point of Everest Base Camp trek. Landing at Lukla airstrip is an amazing experience on its own. The town is beautiful with modern amenities targeted for trekkers.
Landing at Kala Patthar or Everest Base Camp
You will get to land and have an amazing opportunity to see the mountains up close at a place of your choice. Kalapatthar (5643m) offers an amazing panoramic view of Everest, Lhotse, and Pumori. This is also the photographers’ paradise. You will get enough time to photograph your best moments. You will also see colorful tents of expedition teams at Everest Base Camp from Kala Patthar.
Everest Base Camp is the final destination for many trekkers. Landing at base camp is a bucket list destination for many. Flying low around Everest Base Camp offers best views of mountains and glaciers. During the landing, you can interact with Sherpas, mountain climbers, and trekkers.
Breakfast/lunch with a view
After an aerial tour to Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp, you will land at Syangboche airstrip. This is one of the highest airports in Nepal. Here, you will enjoy breakfast or lunch overlooking Everest and Ama Dablam mountains. At the hotel, you will have a five-star experience before leaving for Kathmandu. If you are with a group, you may split here for a trip to Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp in shifts.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary
Pick up from Hotel in Kathmandu
We will pick you up from your hotel in Kathmandu around 6 am and drop you at Kathmandu Airport. You will get a boarding pass and board the helicopter to enjoy the scenic Everest base camp helicopter tour from Kathmandu.
Kathmandu to Lukla Airport
The flight takes 45 to 55 minutes to Lukla Airport. During this flight, you will get to catch the amazing 360-degree views of the Kathmandu valley, and the chain of hillocks that make the way towards the Everest region. The helicopter will land at Lukla for fueling. The fueling time is 10 to 15 minutes. During this short break, you can interact with Sherpas and get a glimpse of their culture and lifestyle.
Lukla to Kala Patthar or Everest Base Camp
After fueling, you will fly to Kala Patthar or Everest Base Camp. After this exotic flight of 25 minutes above the Himalayas, you will land at Kala Patthar/Everest Base Camp. Landing time is 10 to 15 minutes. Kala Patthar is the best place to see views of glistering mountains and Everest Base Camp. You will get the best photo opportunity in both locations.
Plus, you will have amazing experience of standing at the base of the giant peaks without having to shed any sweats nor any foot pain. In just a matter of few hours, you can reach the vicinity of the highest mountain in the world with this Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour from Kathmandu.
Kala Patthar/Everest Base Camp to Syangboche
After spending beautiful time at Kala Patthar, you will fly back to Syangboche. The flight takes 12 minutes. You will enjoy lavish breakfast/lunch at Hotel Everest View. You will have amazing views of the mountains from the dining table. The landing time is 45 minutes.
Along with the warm meal, you will have enough time to interact with the Sherpa people, click their amazing photographs, and know about their Tibet-influenced lifestyles.
Syangboche to Lukla to Kathmandu
After having breakfast/lunch you will fly to Kathmandu via Lukla. The scenic flight will continue over mountains, forests, rivers, and villages. You will return to Kathmandu in 1 hour 20 minutes.
Pickup From Airport and Transfer to Your Hotel
We will pick you up from Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. After freshening up, you can take a short stroll around the bustling streets of Thamel or Basantapur.
Note: If the total weight of passengers exceeds 250 kilograms, we will make shuttle trips from Syangboche to Everest base camp. Only three persons can board a shuttle flight for safety purpose in high altitude flight.
Best Time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Best seasons for trekking in Nepal is spring and autumn. The weather conditions make a day tour to Everest Base Camp by helicopter pleasant and easy from September to May. During these seasons, average day-time temperature from September to May is between 15 to 20-degree Celsius (59 to 68-degrees Fahrenheit).
Spring offers nature at its best with warm and pleasant weather. Hills, forests and mountain regions come to full bloom with wildflowers in the month of March to May.
While autumn offers clear skies, major festivals of Nepal, greenery and clear views. Usually, September to November has pleasant weather. Skies are clear, the temperature is still warm and rain and snowfall are less common.
From December to February, temperature goes down depending on altitude. In high altitude, the temperature usually remains below freezing. But skies are clear offering crystal clear views of mountains. There are possibilities of snow in the high altitude with fewer chances of frequent rain and snowfall. Days are sunny and warm, so weather is not an issue with proper clothing.
Months from June to August are not recommended for Everest Base Camp helicopter tour from Kathmandu. These months witness wind, thunderstorm, heavy rainfalls and frequent changes in weather.
Mount Everest Helicopter Tour Cost
We offer you the best value for money with the best safety and service quality. Everest Base Camp helicopter tour from Kathmandu costs starts at US$ 1175 per person. We will provide experienced high altitude guides in your request for extra charges.
We also offer an attractive discount for a group with more than four people. Book Everest Base Camp helicopter trip with a landing.
Tips for Everest Heli Tour
Temperature at high altitude gets below freezing. Weather is often windy. So, we recommended wearing warm clothes. The UV rays at high altitude are intense. You have high chances of getting sunburns or even frostbites. So, wear high SPF sunscreen along with the warm gloves for safety.
We recommend the following gear during the Heli tour:
- Down jacket (windproof)
- Warm trousers
- Long/short sleeved t-shirts
- Fleece sweaters
- Warm Cap
- Camera with extra battery
- Water Bottle with light snacks
- Make your day bag as light as possible
- We recommend following safety tips during the Mount Everest helicopter tour:
- Wear your seat belt during the entire duration of the flight.
- Do not leave or change your assigned seat while on board.
- Do not hurry to leave helicopter after landing. Leave only when the crew advises to do so. The pilot may need to reposition the craft even after landing.
- Do not throw any objects from the helicopter.
- Do not smoke until the crew indicates it is safe.
- Follow the instruction of the crew to open and close the door of the helicopter. You may have to open and close the door by yourself during landing.
- Follow safety instructions given by pilots.
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