Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp 1 Days, Easy

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Charter Helicopter Tour to Mount Everest | Chopper ride to Mount Everest Base Camp

Our fascinating Everest base camp helicopter tour commences with landing in the highest viewpoint of EBC Kalapatther (5,555 meters) for the best view of Mount Everest. This trip is on a chopper to the world’s highest valley of Khumbu and Mount Everest Region. Everest Helicopter Tour gives you a chance to experience the tallest mountain in the world from the comfort of a helicopter instead of the long and difficult trek of Everest base camp.

Max Elevation
5555 meters
Major Attractions
Helicopter flight over to the Mt. Everest, landing experience at Everest Base camp & Breakfast in Everest View hotel.
Best Season
Any Season
Transportation options
AC Luxury Car/Hiace


Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp: Phenomenal and Thrilling

Heli Trip Duration/Time: 3:00 to 5:00 hours
Landing Spot of Helicopter: Kalapatthar (5,555m), Everest View Hotel for Breakfast & Lukla (Edmund Hillary Airport) for fueling.

Route of Everest Base Camp helicopter tour: Kathmandu Airport to Lukla then Namche Bazaar, Pheriche, Gorakshep, and Mt. Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar, and return to Everest View Hotel then to Lukla and continues to Kathmandu.


About Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp

Highlights Points

Early morning depart from your respective hotels to Kathmandu domestic airport for the amazing trip of Everest base camp helicopter. This mind-blowing and wonderful helicopter flight towards Mt. Everest Base Camp starts from there. Soon after taking off from the airport, we see the high panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley, followed by small villages, and green hills. We have a view of an awesome parallel range of snow-capped mountains. The major peaks are towards the west Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Jugal Himal. As the flight continues more views of the mid-east and far-eastern Himalayan peaks of Mt. Gaurishankar, Melung Tse, Numbur, Cho-Oyu & more come into the frame.

Everest Base Camp helicopter tour reaches Lukla 2,820 meters high and can stop a helicopter for fueling. From here, we get the best views of Kwangde Peak and the lower valley. The flight continues heading to the famous Namche Bazaar 3,440 meters high “Sherpa Capital“. After Namche, we will be heading towards a scenic and renowned spot at Tyangboche Monastery located at 3,867 meters of altitude. From this hill, we can enjoy the panorama view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Lhotse Shar, Kangtega, Thamserku, and Kwangde. The close views of the stunning peak of Ama Dablam are a treat to your senses. From here head towards Pheriche where the tree lines fade in the barren landscape.

Find the video tour of the Everest base camp helicopter tour here.

Why Should You Choose Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp?

Cost of Private Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp

Daily flights for private Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing at Kalapatther (5,555m.) and experience high altitude breakfast at Everest View Hotel.

Note: We need to calculate the weight of the passengers so please mention your weight for the helicopter flight to Everest during your inquiry.
A helicopter can lift only 3 people at a time in Everest base camp due to the high altitude. So, if more than 3 pax, it may have to do a shuttle from Pheriche or Shyangboche.

With a view of this area, we continue to our main destination at Mount Everest Base Camp at 5,367 meters altitude. We fly over Khumbu Icefall and glaciers. During the climbing season, this place is flooded with camping tents and climbers. Here you will have an exciting moment by stopping on the way to Kalapatthar where views of Mt. Everest can be seen at a close distance with Mt. Pumori towards the North.

After having a short, fascinating time here on a helicopter tour to Everest base camp, we continued the flight back to Everest View Hotel for a short break and had breakfast with the views of Mt. Everest. Then fly to Kathmandu and transfer back to the hotel. This wonderful and overwhelming time of about 3-4 hours in the lap of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest will be your lifetime experience and the stories about these majestic destinations for your friends and family.

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Day by Day Activities

– 6:00 am pickup from hotel.
– 6:30 am at airport.
– 7:00 am helicopter take up.
– 1 stop at Lukla for fueling
– 1 stop at Pheriche for shuttle, if more than 3pax (helicopter leave 2 pax there, Pheriche stop approx 20 minutes use to take photos of surrounding mountain and high elevation lifetime experiences. After back 2 pax from everest base camp, turn for next two pax for everest base camp landing.)
– 1 stop at Syangboche Everest View Hotel for half an hour for breakfast and amazing mountain views.
– Back to Kathmandu airport.
– Drop you at hotel by our vehicle.

What’s included?

Traveler’s Reviews

Travel time: January 1, 2020

A truly wonderful service!

I had one of the best helicopter tours ever. It was an adventurous and exciting tour over the Himalayas. Our goal was to fly over to the Everest Base Camp. Landing on the Kalapatthar peak was amazing and the views of Everest were breathtaking from here. Also, the Gokyo lakes and other beautiful peaks were amazing. Everything went exactly according to the plan smoothly. Thank you Mr. Netra a lot for arranging this Everest Heli tour.

Travel time: November 23, 2018

Unique Destinations

I was just a backpacker wandering on my own while traveling throughout the world. However, this tour of Nepal made me realize the importance of a good guide, especially in a new country. Some of the places I went would never have been on my radar if I was alone. Similarly, the local suggestions in anything from food to shopping areas were just worth it.

I had a well-rounded tour of Kathmandu Bhaktapur and Lalitpur in Nepal. But the highlight for me, if asked, will be the Everest Heli tour. As not a trekking person this was perfect for me to be closer to the Himalayas and Everest itself. I always feel that the passion to do something makes the experience more valuable. My guides here in Nepal as well as the tour operators of Everest Vacation proved it to me. The patience they showed and the urge to give every traveler more is what makes this company different and I highly recommend it.

mountain view from sarangkot, pokhara

Travel time: September 20, 2018

An unbelievable experience!

Our fantastic tour of the Himalayas including Bhutan,  and Nepal was organized seamlessly by Everest Vacation. Netra formulated this two-week trip in the best way with some outstanding memories. I am impressed with the quick and dedicated customer care, as our emails were responded to almost instantly. Between all these, we also managed to take a helicopter to Everest Base Camp. It was a childhood dream of mine, and being there was nothing short of spectacular. Thanks to Netra and the team for suggesting it on time.

everest-heclicopter-reviewed by eric

United States of America
Travel time: April 22, 2015

Surpassed our expectations!

Thank you for everything.  

The experience surpassed our expectations!  The staff, helicopters, and mountains were all incredible.  We really enjoyed the stop at Everest View Hotel too.

Thank you again!


California, USA
Travel time: October 27, 2015

It was a great flight

Hello Namaste,
Everything went smoothly during our Everest Helicopter flight.  No problem at all with the helicopter service.  It was a great flight.  We are very satisfied customers and will have no reservations about recommending this company to any of our friends who may be considering visiting this beautiful country Nepal.

Thank you for arranging everything!  Well done all aroun

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

– You can enter Kathmandu by international flight from Europe and other parts of Asia, Australia and USA with stopover and transit on route flight to reaching Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International airport),

– Overland from Delhi, Sikkim, and Darjeeling from India

– To enter from China catch a flight or train to Lhasa (Tibet) and then drive/fly to Kathmandu.

All valid Passports are required with a proper visa for you to enter Nepal. Visa can be obtained from your countries through Nepal Embassy and Consulate, or one can get a permit on arrival at any port of entry at the border or Kathmandu international airport. Minimum visa of a week and a maximum of 1 month can be obtained from here. If you urge to elongate the stay, your visa extension can be done for an extra cost per day or week basis.

Most of the travel agents in Nepal, especially in Kathmandu and other touristic areas, are reliable and certified by the government. Some of these agencies have been running for more than a decade with the utmost experience in travel line. However, as per your taste and duration in Nepal, you can book with us as we provide topnotch services with a flexible period of your journey.

We have an expert knowledgeable local guide with complete training and experience in culture, history of the destination you will visit. With us, you will be able to experience the destinations to your fullest without missing a thing. We keep in touch with you throughout your journey till your departure and aid you in your tour. Similarly, we have a wide range of transport vehicles for your ease and a standby team for any complications during your trip.

Nepal has four seasons including the monsoon (wet months). The climate is not too cold in winter and mildly hot in summer. The country experiences a moderate climate in every other time of the year.

You can experience the destinations differently in each weather, and the memories will be equally delightful. As for sightseeing and cultural tour, You can visit this country at any time of the year. However, the best time will be from the month of March to May and October to November when the views are clear especially of the high snow-capped mountain range.

Depending upon the duration and area of your tours, you can expect something new in every destination. Nepal will surprise you with delights as this place is like no other when it comes to traveling. Famous for numerous historical, cultural monuments which are mostly listed in World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, Nepal is a travel lover’s Zion.

Nepal is a melting pot of Hindu and Buddhist with small minority of Islamic, Christians, Jain and Sikh religions.

Most of the monuments temples and monasteries are of Hindu and Buddhist religions, other places of interest are old historical Durbar squares as the palaces of former kings.

Nepal embraces you with its unique Himalayan setting full of mountains, rivers, and thick jungles as well. One can take an elephant safari in one most famous national park of Chitwan to observe wildlife and nature from close. Rare Royal Bengal Tiger, one-horned rhinoceros many different types of deer and other wildlife and 700 species of exotic birds live in these jungles.

The other experience of Nepal is its panoramic scene of snow-capped mountains in the comfort of nice and cozy hotels and resorts and with the warm hospitality of native villagers in homestay facilities.

Whatever your taste and interest are? Nepal is an amazing country with everything you would want in a travel destination.

Recent Experience by Emily Carpio:


The Mount Everest Helicopter Day Tour with three (3) Landing on the last base camp from the Summit is probably one of the most exciting tour in the World. This tour in Nepal takes you from your hotel that rolls to Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu with a Helicopter, flying across the Himalayan range which presents you with the snow-capped mountain vistas around 5-7 hrs depending on the weather condition in which during our time Temperature is neg -27C with a very-very-very thin air at Mount Everest.

There upon you will be landing at Lukha for fueling, then you will fly and across Namche Bazar, Syngoche, Tengboche and Everest Base Camp .Its once in a lifetime opportunity that you admire the beauty of Mount Everest and our Helicopter landed again at Kalapattar, (after we had some coffee on the second base camp). Kalapattar (5545 / 18192ft) provides the best view fronting Mount Everest (8,848m or 29012 ft), Pumori(7,161m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Lhotse (8,516m), Choyu (8,201m), Nuptse (7,861m)and thousands of snow capped peaks.

During our Highest Landing Only the Pilot and three of us Family my husband Danny, my Son CJ and me were allowed due to limited weight (max 220kg) due to the high altitude. We are only given less than 20 minutes to stay in the highest point coz its very very very hard to breath. Our Pilots use Oxygen during the entire flight. When we reach on the Base Camp again for landing and waiting for another Helicopter, breakfast were serve at Everest View Hotel while Warming ourselves with the Chimmey.

My heartfelt thanks to Everest Vacation Agency in Nepal the owner – Netra as an instrument in fulfilling our Dreams.

To our Tour Guide Dipak who is always with us from the very start until the end of our tour to the airport and for being very kind and hospitable assisting all our needs, tours, accommodation and everything. Words can’t describe how grateful we are during the entire tour including Pokhara and Chitwan and to our co- tour guide as well. and to our Driver tyvm. https://www.facebook.com/emilyemil.carpio/media_se…


Primarily used for helicopters in Nepal are rescue purposes at higher altitude. So first priority for rescue. If the need arises and there is a call for rescue during Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, the helicopters would need to make a rescue trip. Depending upon the rescue sometimes the guest might have to wait for more than 1 hour. The guests can meanwhile soak in the glory of the majestic Himalayas from Lukla or Everest View Hotel.

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