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Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour Description


Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour gives you an aerial perspective of the Himalayas including the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest. Watch the Himalayas unfold from the comfort of the helicopter. Fly above Everest Base Camp and stop briefly at Kala Patthar (5550m), the most popular viewpoint in Everest Region. Moreover enjoy breakfast at Shyangboche surrounded by Himalayan peaks, before flying back to Kathmandu. Your luxurious Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour begins from Kathmandu. Get a bird’s-eye view of the entire city before flying onwards to Lukla, the ‘Gateway to Everest’.  As you fly parallel to the Himalayan range, you can view an endless chain of frozen mountains. Next, after a brief stopover at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla for refueling, the aircraft takes off again towards the mountains. Watch people including trekkers with backpacks moving like ants on trails cut deep on the mountainsides. Fly above Sherpa settlements, solitary yak herders’ camps and ancient monasteries.

Everest base camp Helicopter tour takes you close to the mighty Mt. Everest. Who wouldn’t have the dream of getting close to the highest mountain on the earth- Mt. Everest? Its wilderness has a separate charm. However, going to the Everest Base Camp and having close views of Mt. Everest may not be viable for everyone. Therefore, Everest Heli Tour has designed for those who would love to be close to the mountains. Nepal without any difficulty and would like to enjoy the majestic views of mountains, glacier, glacier lakes, and many more that the Everest region of Nepal can offer.

Everest (EBC) Helicopter tour Highlights

  • Fly above some of the highest peaks in the world, including Mount Everest
  • Set foot on Kala Patthar (5550m), the most popular viewpoint in Everest Region
  • Enjoy close up views of 7000 and 8000-meter peaks
  • Aerial views of Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Icefall, Gokyo Lakes
  • Breakfast at Shyangboche surrounded by snowy walls of Himalayan giants
  • Hover above Kathmandu’s famed UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Departure Date: Everyday

Trip Route: Kathmandu - Everest Base Camp - Kalapatthar - Kathmandu

Max Altitude: 5,545m Kalapattar, EBC 5364m

Everest Heli Tour cost US$1100per person if shared with a group

If group is over weighted: Every extra shuttle will be charged $ 700 per extra per shuttle (which is shared by the group).

Best time for Helicopter Tours!

Pre-monsoon and post-monsoon is the best time for the Nepal trip.Mid June to mid-September usually is the rainy time in Nepal.

Everest base camp Helicopter Tour lasts for around 3.5 – 4 hours. It takes you straight to the Everest Base Camp. A flight from Kathmandu takes you to the Khumbu region of Nepal over the towering mountains in the area. It can be one of the most exciting and enthralling experiences of your life that would be a memory for a lifetime. The aerial view of the Everest region, Sagarmatha National Park, small villages, alpine forests, mountains, Khumbu glaciers, Gokyo lakes, everything looks mesmerizing like a dream come true. Most impressive is your landing on the base camp and a few minutes of walk-in that high altitudinal region. You can also enjoy your breakfast at the Everest View Hotel, but that is an optional choice as per your preference.

EBC trekking ensures a safe Helicopter tour to the Everest region of Nepal. The pilots are experienced in the field and will let you enjoy the beauty of majestic mountains to its fullest. So, get ready to catch the views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Tawache and other neighboring peaks as you fly over the Everest region of Nepal.

Alternative options for the Heli Tour!

Apart from the standard itinerary mentioned above, you can join the Heli tour from Lukla airport or any other places in the Everest region with helipad like Namche. You will be picked up from those destinations and taken to the Everest Base Camp over the Kalapattar, and you can also opt for a mix of trekking and Helicopter tour. You can walk up to Everest Base Camp and return to Kathmandu via helicopter as per your preferences.

Cost of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour!

The cost of the Helicopter tour may vary as per the itinerary, its customization and facilities requirements of the customer. Also, in case of a private Helicopter tour and Helicopter tour on a sharing basis, the cost may vary. For further information on cost estimates, please contact us through our mail or direct contact number.

EVEREST BASE CAMP HELICOPTER TOUR COST FOR 2020

No. of Pax

Group Sharing Tour Cost in USD

For the months as per as below:

(March, April, May & Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec)

Private Helicopter Tour Cost 
     Season Rates                                Off Season Rates                     
1 to 3 Pax USD 1050 (Paying Together)

$4200

(For Single Shuttle)

$3700
(For Single Shuttle)
4 Pax USD 1000 (Paying Together)

$4600

(For Double Shuttle)

$4200
(For Double Shuttle)
5 Pax USD 950 (Paying Together)

$4700

(For Double Shuttle)

$4500
(For Double Shuttle)

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Details

Currently, there are two breeds of helicopter popular for sightseeing activities in Nepal’s civil aviation. These are the AS350 Écureuil/AStar family of helicopters manufactured by Airbus Helicopters and Russian made Mil MI-17. AS350 is a light utility helicopter that can accommodate 4-6 passengers (Excluding Pilot) depending upon undertaken assignments. Similarly, Mil MI-17 is an extremely reliable transport helicopter that possesses the capability to carry 22 passengers or four tons of cargo. This robust helicopter can endure punishing Everest climate with little and easy maintenance.There are two types of helicopter currently operating in the private sector: AS 350 B3e series of helicopters which are manufactured by Euro-copter, France and are very popular all over the world. It is regarded as one of the most versatile helicopters and is suitable for mountain flying and all types of helicopter missions. Another helicopter is the powerful Russian made MI-17. This is a big bird, capable of transporting 22 passengers or four tons of cargo. MI-17’s can reach altitudes well in excess of 5,000 m and have been known to land at Everest Base Camp. They offer excellent utility and reliability under extreme conditions. These helicopters are usually charter for the bigger group or large cargo.

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EBC Helicopter Tour Itinerary

  • Everest Heli tour starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It takes 45 minutes for us to reach Lukla where we stop for around 10 minutes to fuel up our ride. Leaving Lukla, we fly for around thirty-five minutes over the Everest region to Mt. Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar. We stop at the base camp for around ten minutes to celebrate our accomplishments for being there on the top of the world. After this, we fly towards the Everest View Hotel in Namche for breakfast. We enjoy our breakfast in the hotel with mesmerizing views of the mountains just in front of us. We stop there for almost an hour and return back to Kathmandu via the helicopter. The time taken by helicopter to return back to Kathmandu from Namche would be almost sixty to sixty-five minutes. The standard time of our Everest Heli tour is 4 hours.
  • At 6:00 a.m. – you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport. After making seating arrangements, your flight with set off for the journey ahead. As you fly over Kathmandu, you will be blessed with the scenic views of Langtang ranges with other mountains in the Lantang region. You pass beautiful scenery below you until you reach Lukla airport. As you fly over the Everest region from Lukla, you will be astonished by the heart whelming views of mountains, glaciers, icefalls and glacier lakes. The mountains like Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Lobuche, that rise tall one after the other looks fabulous. More amazing is the views of Gokyo lakes, Khumbu icefall, and Kalapatthar.
  • 6:00 a.m. - you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport
  • 7:00 a.m – 7:30 a.m – Check into the airport, collect the boarding pass and board into the helicopter for your flight ahead. Your flight will set off anywhere in between 7:30 to plus-minus fifteen minutes. But the flight time may vary as per the weather condition that day. After 45 minutes of alight, you will reach Lukla. The helicopter stops at Lukla for around 10 minutes for fueling up. Then the flight heads towards Kalapatthar which is the best and closest viewpoint of Mt Everest and other many amazing mountains view. The helicopter stops at two points – once at Everest Base Camp to relish the views of mountains in the Everest region and second at Namche – Everest view hotel for a lovely breakfast in the backdrop of sky dominating mountains.
  • 12 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. By this time you will be dropped at the Kathmandu airport after a successful Heli tour to the Everest region of Nepal.

What's Included ?

  • All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Helicopter Tour as per the itinerary

What is not included ?

  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, drinks, beverages, snacks, private calls, souvenirs, hot showers etc.
  • International flights
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Excess baggage fee
  • Extra night accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure
  • Expenses not listed in the ‘Price Includes’ section
  • Breakfast Lunch and dinner (Meals)

EVEREST BASE CAMP HELICOPTER TOUR DETAILED ITINERARY

  1. Everest Heli tour starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It takes 45 minutes for us to reach Lukla where we stop for around 10 minutes to fuel up our ride. Leaving Lukla, we fly for around thirty-five minutes over the Everest region to Mt. Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar. We stop at the base camp for around ten minutes to celebrate our accomplishments for being there on the top of the world. After this, we fly towards the Everest View Hotel in Namche for breakfast. We enjoy our breakfast in the hotel with mesmerizing views of the mountains just in front of us. We stop there for almost an hour and return back to Kathmandu via the helicopter. The time taken by helicopter to return back to Kathmandu from Namche would be almost sixty to sixty-five minutes. The standard time of our Everest Heli tour is 4 hours.
  2. At 6:00 a.m. – you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport. After making seating arrangements, your flight with set off for the journey ahead. As you fly over Kathmandu, you will be blessed with the scenic views of Langtang ranges with other mountains in the Lantang region. You pass beautiful scenery below you until you reach Lukla airport. As you fly over the Everest region from Lukla, you will be astonished by the heart whelming views of mountains, glaciers, icefalls and glacier lakes. The mountains like Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Lobuche, that rise tall one after the other looks fabulous. More amazing is the views of Gokyo lakes, Khumbu icefall, and Kalapatthar.
  3. 6:00 a.m. - you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport
  4. 7:00 a.m – 7:30 a.m – Check into the airport, collect the boarding pass and board into the helicopter for your flight ahead. Your flight will set off anywhere in between 7:30 to plus-minus fifteen minutes. But the flight time may vary as per the weather condition that day. After 45 minutes of alight, you will reach Lukla. The helicopter stops at Lukla for around 10 minutes for fueling up. Then the flight heads towards Kalapatthar which is the best and closest viewpoint of Mt Everest and other many amazing mountains view. The helicopter stops at two points – once at Everest Base Camp to relish the views of mountains in the Everest region and second at Namche – Everest view hotel for a lovely breakfast in the backdrop of sky dominating mountains.
  5. 12 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. By this time you will be dropped at the Kathmandu airport after a successful Heli tour to the Everest region of Nepal.

 

We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.

Start Date Availability Trip Cost Booking
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What type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?

Everest Helicopter Tour is suitable for any kind of person, no previous experience is required.  

Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport?

Yes, our company representative will be there to greet you. He will be displaying your name outside the airport terminal. You will be transferred to your hotel by our private vehicle. 

What sort of accommodation can you expect in Kathmandu?

Normally we provide 5-star hotels for a helicopter tour. 

Where can I exchange my money?

You can exchange money at Travel Company, Banks, Hotels and licensed holder money changers. 

Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?

Yes, In Kathmandu city there are facilities of ATM. 

What is the best season for this trip?

The best season for Everest helicopter tour is usually March-April and October-November but this tour can be done in February, June, April, May, and December as well. 

What is the weather & temperature like on tour?

The weather in the mountains is very difficult to predict. At night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm. The temperature could be as high as 20 degrees Celsius to -15 degrees Celsius low. 

What mode of transportation do you use?

Depending on the nature of travel we provide different vehicle services. We provide tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours, and airport pickups-drops. 

Do I need to tip my guide and driver?

Actually tipping is not compulsory, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and driver. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide.

I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?

Yes, there are plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip.

USD 1100

per person (All inclusive price)
best price guaranteed
Activities Adventure,Everest view
Destination Nepal
Difficulty Easy
Max Elevation 5,545m Kalapattar, EBC 5364m
Transport Helicopter
Group Size 1
Best Season All Year Around
Trip Start Kathmandu
Trip End Kathmandu