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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - 1 Day

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Key Information

Best Seasons

Sep to Dec/March to June

Group Size

3 to 4


4-5 hours

Maximum Altitude











Everest Base Camp+ Kala Patthar

Trip Starts


Trips Ends


Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is an alternative way to see the base camp of Mount Everest, for those who are unable to make the trek, or for those who want to save time and energy. The Everest base camp helicopter tour package allows you to fly to EBC Nepal by helicopter and get a bird's eye view of the mountain and the surrounding Himalayas. Experience the beauty of the Himalayas with an Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight landing tour. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the world's highest mountain from a unique and awe-inspiring perspective. Soar over the Everest region and get a close look at the Nepal base camp of the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest.

Why take an Everest base camp helicopter?

Everest base camp helicopter is a unique and unforgettable experience that offers an unparalleled view of the Himalayan Mountains. With its stunning panoramas and breathtaking views, Everest helicopter sightseeing tour is a perfect way to explore this beautiful region in comfort and luxury. It allows you to get a closer look at Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, as well as several other famous peaks. It's also an opportunity to see some of the area's traditional Sherpa villages, cultural sites, and lush forests. Taking a helicopter tour can provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will surely be remembered for years.

In addition, to appreciate the grandeur of the landscape from above, a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp also provides many practical benefits. Helicopter tours are much faster than other forms of transportation, allowing you to make the most of your time in the region. Plus, with a private helicopter tour, you can customize the itinerary and make sure you see all the sights you want.

Finally, Kathmandu to Everest base camp can be a much safer way to explore the area, particularly if you plan on Everest trekking in Nepal or climbing one of the nearby peaks. The chopper can help provide aerial support if anything goes wrong during the journey, plus it gives you more access to areas that may not be accessible by foot.

What to expect on the Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing

The Mount Everest helicopter tour is an incredible way to experience the majestic Himalayan Mountains. Your Everest helicopter tour will start with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport, where you will be transferred to a helicopter, before continuing your journey to the Everest Base Camp Helipad. During your flight, you will be able to take in the stunning views of some of the world’s most famous peaks such as Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam, Makalu and other Himalayan peaks. After landing at the helipad, you will have time to explore the area and soak in the beauty of Mount Everest and its many glaciers, before flying back to Kathmandu.

The tour then takes you back to Lukla, from where you will fly back to Kathmandu. The entire tour takes around 4-5 hours. After departing from the helipad, you can also fly over Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, and many other stunning landscapes before landing safely back at Kathmandu airport. Before landing at Lukla airport you will stop at Hotel Everest View for lunch and photographs and videos, providing you with lasting memories of this extraordinary journey. An Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour price usually ranges from US$1000-1,200 per person, depending on the season and availability. Prices may vary if additional sightseeing points are requested by the customer. During the Everest base camp tour services, lunch or other meals are not included in the price.

Also note that the Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter cost will depend on the type of aircraft used, group size and any additional sightseeing requests made. For example, one-way flights between Kathmandu and Lukla tend to cost significantly less than round trips. Be sure to check all these details before booking a trip, so that you don't get stuck paying extra fees. If you plan to make any extra stops along the way (e.g. to visit monasteries or stupas) then you should factor these into your overall Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing cost too. Ultimately, planning ahead can help ensure you get the best deal possible when booking your Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour.

Major Attractions of Everest base camp helicopter tour Nepal

A helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Nepal. This breathtaking tour offers an experience of a lifetime with stunning views of the Himalayan mountain range, including Mt. Everest. As you soar through the sky, you’ll get to see some of the most stunning scenery in the world. The main highlights of the Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp:

Views of Mount Everest: Take in the spectacular sight of the world’s highest peak from the comfort of a helicopter. You’ll be able to admire its snow-capped beauty from up close and feel like you’re part of something bigger.

Khumbu Glacier: As you fly over the famous Khumbu Glacier, you’ll have a chance to take in its unique ice formations and crevices. This incredible glacier has been described as a “massive frozen river” and it’s a sight not to be missed.

Magnificent Peaks: From the comfort of your helicopter, you’ll be able to witness some of the highest and most stunning peaks in the Himalayas. This includes Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Makalu, and Lhotse, among others.

Hotel Everest View: Hotel Everest View is a luxurious hotel located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, known for its spectacular views of Mount Everest. The hotel is situated at an altitude of 3,880 meters (12,730 feet) and is the highest Japanese hotel in the world. It offers comfortable rooms with modern amenities, such as private bathrooms and heating. The hotel's dining room serves traditional Nepalese and international cuisine, and guests can enjoy the panoramic views of the Himalayas from the hotel's terrace. Hotel Everest View is a popular destination for trekkers and mountaineers visiting the area to climb Mount Everest, as well as for those who want to experience the unique culture of the Sherpa people.

Lukla Airport: Lukla Airport, also known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport, is a small airport located in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. It is the main gateway for trekkers and climbers heading to Mount Everest and the Khumbu region. The airport is known for its challenging runway, which is only 527 meters (1,729 feet) long and has a steep incline. It is also considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world due to its location, high elevation, and unpredictable weather conditions. Despite the challenges, Lukla Airport is a vital transportation link for the local communities and the thousands of visitors who come to the region each year.

Kala Patthar: You also land at Kala Patthar for a few minutes. Kala Patthar is a small peak located in the Himalayas of Nepal, known for its panoramic views of Mount Everest and other surrounding peaks. It stands at an elevation of 5,50 meters (18208 feet) and is considered a trekker's peak, which is a climbing peak that does not require technical climbing skills. The peak is often climbed as part of the popular Everest Base Camp Trek. The trek to Kala Patthar offers an opportunity to experience the rugged and beautiful landscape of the Khumbu region, including its glaciers, moraines, and traditional Sherpa villages. The summit of Kala Patthar provides a spectacular view of Mount Everest and the entire Himalayan range, making it a popular destination for trekkers and mountaineers.

The mt Everest base camp helicopter tour provides a unique opportunity for adventure seekers to explore some of the most breathtakingly beautiful locations in the world. So why not experience it for yourself and embark on an unforgettable journey?

Some people prefer to do a helicopter tour to Kalapatthar, which is located at 5,550m and offers panoramic views of the mountain, including its Everest south face and base camp. Compared with the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek, this Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour could be completed faster. Furthermore, if you prefer to trek to Everest base camp and return by helicopter to Kathmandu, we suggest Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return.

Itinerary Expand All Close All


The route for an Everest Base Camp helicopter tour typically starts in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The tour typically begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small mountain village located in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

From Lukla, the helicopter will fly over the beautiful Sherpa villages, passing through the Dudh Kosi River and the Sagarmatha National Park. The flight will then take you over the Khumbu Glacier, the largest glacier in the Nepal Himalayas, and land you at the South Base Camp, where you will have an opportunity to take photographs and take in the stunning views of the mountain.

After spending some time at the base camp, the helicopter will take off and fly back to Hotel Everest for lunch and continue to Lukla. From Lukla, the helicopter will fly back to Kathmandu. The entire tour takes around 4-5 hours, depending on the weather condition and other factors.

Cost Includes

  • All private Ground Transportation Including Airport Transfers
  • 4-5 hours flight tour.
  • Oxygen for quick evacuation if required in Helicopter.
  • 10-15 minutes break at Kala Patthar for great picture and videoes
  • 30-35 minutes break for lunch
  • Government Tax & Fuel Surcharges.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.


The tour usually takes around 4-5 hours, including the flight time to and from the base camp and time spent at the base camp, Kala Patthar and Hotel Everest view.

The helicopter can fly up to an altitude of 22965 feet (7,000 meters) above sea level.

It is not recommended for individuals with a fear of heights as the tour includes flying at high altitudes and a significant portion of the tour is spent at the base camp which is situated at an altitude of 5,364 meters.

There are no specific age restrictions, but all passengers must be in good health and able to handle the altitude. Children under the age of 10 may require a letter of consent from a parent or guardian.

The helicopter's capacity varies depending on its type and varies from 2-3 passengers per helicopter.

Yes, passengers may be required to provide their weight at the time of booking to ensure that the helicopter is properly balanced for flight.

Yes, cameras and video equipment are allowed on the tour, but it is important to secure them properly to avoid any damage during the flight.

The flight time to the base camp is usually around 1 and a half hours, depending on the weather conditions.

The best time to take the tour is between September and November when the weather is typically clear and stable.

No, the tour only takes you to the base camp (5,364m) and Kala Patthar (5,550m). The summit of Mount Everest is 8,848 meters above sea level and can only be reached by experienced mountaineers.

There are basic bathroom facilities at the base camp, but they may be limited. It is recommended to use the facilities at the helicopter landing spot before the flight.

Warm clothing, gloves, a hat, and sunglasses are recommended, as well as any personal medications you may need.

All passengers will be required to sign a waiver and receive a safety briefing before the tour. It is important to follow the instructions of the pilot at all times.

Yes, the tour company will ensure that the pilots are experienced and have the necessary licenses and certifications.


  • Based on 1 Review

Sari | United States | On 27th Sep, 2023

1 Excellent

Journey were a delightful touch

Our one-day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Northern Trekking Team was nothing short of extraordinary. From the moment we set foot in the luxurious 3-star hotel in Kathmandu where we were accommodated, every aspect of this journey exceeded expectations. Mingmar, our guide, was a true mountain hero, offering insightful knowledge about the region's culture, geography, and history, making the experience not only visually stunning but also intellectually enriching. The expert pilot navigated the helicopter with precision, ensuring a safe and smooth flight over the majestic Himalayan peaks.

The day-long adventure was perfectly paced, providing ample time to soak in the breathtaking vistas of the Everest region. Me and my family four members on the tour, we enjoyed a personalized and intimate experience, making this expedition an unforgettable memory for each of us. The sumptuous meals served during the journey were a delightful touch, showcasing the team's commitment to comfort and satisfaction. Overall, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Northern Trekking Team was an unparalleled blend of adventure, luxury, and genuine exploration, leaving us with cherished memories and an insatiable desire to return to the mountains.

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