Everest Base Camp Helicopter landing Tour

Key Infomation

  • Duration:4 Hours
  • Trip GradeEasy
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,450 m
  • ActivityTour , Trekking ,Hiking
  • Group Size5
Price fromUS$950US$995
Group Price Available
Group Price Available
peoplePrice
1 person - 5 peopleUS$ 950
  • Best Price Gurantee
  • No booking or Credit Card Fee
  • Free Cancellation

Highlights

- Fly to the Mount Everest Base Camp, where you will witness the mountaineers who camp there before ascending Mt. Everest
- Witness the outstanding view of the Himalayan range from a helicopter ride.
- Land at Kala Patthar at the altitude of 5,545 meters
- Sagarmatha National Park, the world’s famous nature reserve in the Himalaya
- Bird-eye view of the highest mountain in the world Mt. Everest, and the surrounding peaks, including Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Phortse (3,950 m), Cho Oyu (8,210 m), etc
- Stand at the world’s base camp and enjoy the jaw-dropping views of the Himalayas
- Outstanding view of the Khumbu icefall
- Enjoy the delicious breakfast at the highest place hotel in the world- Everest View Hotel

Have you always wanted to experience Everest without the time and energy of a long trek? This Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour gives you a quick look into the famous Everest region, landing at Everest Base Camp (or Kalapathar). We think this helicopter tour of Everest is the best aerial tour in the world!

The tour starts from Kathmandu, flying east from Kathmandu towards the beautiful Sherpa village and the gateway to Everest, Lukla. After fueling in Lukla, the flight heads towards Everest Base Camp/Kalapathar. The flight goes over Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep and the Khumbu glaciers to reach the base camp of Mount Everest.

This ultimate helicopter ride gives you some of the best mountain views you will ever witness. Due the extreme altitude, you will only be given a maximum of 5 minutes of landing time at base camp. On the way back, you will be allowed a longer time at Syangboche (Hotel Everest view) to take tea/coffee or breakfast. Syangboche has excellent views of Mt. Everest and its range. Finally, you will fly back to Lukla for fueling and then back to Kathmandu to end your lifetime experience of Everest by helicopter!

Itinerary

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Kathmandu to Kala Patthar via Everest Base Camp (Flight time: 3-4 hours)
5:30 – 6:30 AM: Hotel pick up and drop to the domestic terminal of International Airport, Kathmandu.
Your Everest helicopter tour will start from International Airport, Kathmandu. Early in the morning, we will pick you from the hotel and drive to the airport’s domestic terminal.

6:30 – 7:00 AM: Preparation and processing to take your scheduled helicopter flight to EBC with a landing.
Your guide will assist you with the check-in process and luggage. Make sure to carry your passport and tickets. After checking in, an airport officer will check your documents and ticket, and you will be ready to fly to Lukla.

7:00 – 8:00 AM: Fly to Lukla (2,845 meters)
Once you complete your airport formalities, you will proceed to fly Lukla. As you begin to fly, you will be welcomed by the fantastic vistas of green hills, and passing through Dolakha village reaches Jiri village. Heli ride continues over the Lamjura-La Pass (3,550 m) covered in thick rhododendron forests.

After 45 minutes, you will land at Lukla with magnificent views of the chains of the Himalayas. Lukla lies at 2,820 meters above sea level. Lukla is famous for Lukla airport, which has a small runway in the world.

8: 00 – 8:15 AM: Flight Refueling at Lukla Airport
Once you land at Lukla, you will start witnessing the local Sherpa culture and lifestyle. At the airport, you will see many Sherpa guides and porters waiting for their clients. It will take around 15 minutes to refuel the flight.

8:15 – 8:30 AM: Fly to Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)
After refueling at Lukla airport, you will fly to Kala Patthar. The inflight commentary will tell you exactly where you are, whether it’s the legendary Everest Base Camp or the mighty Khumbu glacier. In the second half of the flight, you will get great views of the mountains such as Everest, Pumori, and Lhotse summit when flying over the Kala Patthar.

8:30 – 8:45 AM: Land and Explore around Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)
This helicopter tour is more than just a flight where you can gawp at the breathtaking landscapes before you. The 3-4 hours Everest Helicopter tour lets you land in the Kalapatthar, where you will indulge in the view of the mighty, majestic peaks of the Khumbu region of Nepal. Fifteen minutes on the ground may not sound like a lot, but it’s far enough to find out splendid views of the scenic mountain beauty.

8:45 – 9:00 AM: Fly to Syangboche (Everest View Hotel) (3,950 meters)
Throughout this mountain flight, you will be accompanied by a guide who will tell you all you need to know about the sites you have a bird’s eye view of as the vibrant colors of a sunrise in paradise merge into one. This short flight is bound to arouse your appetite for another helicopter tour.

After enjoying the magical moments at Kala Patthar, you will fly to the world’s highest situated hotel, Everest View Hotel, for a hearty breakfast. The flight offers marvelous views of Khumbu Glacier, Gorak Shep, monasteries, Chortens, and snow-clad peaks of the Everest region.

9:00 – 9:30 AM: Breakfast Time at Everest View Hotel
Syangboche is well-known for Everest View hotel, famous for getting Mt. Everest’s view from every corner. It is an ideal place to get the mesmerizing scene of snow-capped peaks in luxury. You will have a hearty filling breakfast at Everest view hotel with splendid Everest view.

9:30 – 10:00 AM: Fly to Lukla and Refuel
After having an excellent breakfast in the hotel, you will fly back to the Lukla with the astonishing views of the Himalayas. There is nothing more exciting than a clear bird’s eye view of the Himalayas up close. Once again, the flight will land at Lukla for 15 minutes for refueling and fly back to Kathmandu.

10:00 – 11:00 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu
Finally, before heading back to Kathmandu, you will see the full range of the Everest region landscapes’ diversity as you look down on the Namche Bazaar, Lukla, and Phakding. After this exhilarating flight, you will be taken back to your hotel in comfortable, private transport.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotels
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time4 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,545 m

What's Included

Airport pickup transfer
Around 4 Hours chopper ride
Landing at Kalapatthar lap of Mt. Everest.

National park fee ( 3390 NRS ) 33 USD
Breakfast
Local Tax
Airport Tax ( 200 NRS ) 2 USD
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