• Updated on May 23, 2022

Luxury Helicopter Landing Tour to Mount Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu

Luxury Helicopter Landing Tour to Mount Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu is, without a doubt, a dream destination for travelers to explore Mt. Everest. It is a dream to accomplish and admire its beauty blessed by nature. Standing still upgrading self for millions of years, Mt. Everest is one of the tallest mountains on earth with a new altitude of 8848.86 meters.

Luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp is an incredible tour package starting from Kathmandu to land on the base camp of Mt. Everest. This Luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp package is suitable for all age groups who are with busy schedules and also for those who are in Nepal for a short span of time but desperate to explore the beauty of the high Himalayas including Mt. Everest.

A luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp Day is the safest, less time-consuming, and easiest way to reach the base camp of Everest. Instead of trekking Everest Base Camp for at least 9 days, you can accomplish the majestic journey of Everest Base Camp in just 4-5 hours. Thus, making Luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp a short-day tour package.

Grab this opportunity with a brand-new helicopter in a group joining tour package with family, friends, or private with a renowned well-experienced pilot. Our main intention for operating Luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp is to provide a panoramic view of the wide range of the Himalayas for those who are busy with their tight schedule to trek Everest Base Camp and also for those who have health-related issues to hike high altitude.

Luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp is becoming a popular day tour activity in Nepal and is one of the best in the world to explore the hidden treasure gifted by mother nature.

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Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Explore the panoramic view of the wide range of the Himalayas
  • Short, relaxing, and less time-consuming helicopter tour
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Explore the snow-melted river, valley, village, Khumbu glacier, Sagarmatha Conservation Area.
  • Group joining and private helicopter tours are available
  • Fly with the renowned world-class high-altitude pilot
  • Flight by reliable world-class helicopter (Airbus)
  • Enjoy the pristine journey in just 4-5 hours (back and forth from Kathmandu)
  • Grab the opportunity to land at Kala-Patthar (5545M), the oldest Everest Base Camp

Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp with Landing Options

A Luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp will take you all the way to Everest Base Camp 5364M or Kala-Patthar 5545M depending upon weather conditions and your interest. As you will be heading towards the high altitude, the pilot will make sure about the occupancy of fuel and also the weight limit. So, there will be two different places where you will be landing before reaching Kala-Patthar.

First Landing at Lukla Airport

Tenzing-Hillary Airport popularly known as the Lukla Airport is one of the famous and thrilling existing airports. This airport is located at altitude 2845 with a short runway of 527 meters long and is the only gateway to the entire Everest region.

After taking a helicopter from Kathmandu airport, you will get an opportunity to land at Lukla airport. The airlines here will work for refuelling/de-fuelling before taking off towards the mountain. This short stop will provide you with an opportunity to explore around Lukla and also will help you to acclimatize.

Second Landing at Pheriche

Similarly, after flying from Lukla, the helicopter will land at Pheriche (4371M), a popular overnight camping site during Everest Base Camp Trek. Landing here for some 20 minutes for maintaining weight limit minimizing numbers of person per flight, you will fly towards Kala-Patthar.

Third Landing at Kala-Patthar

Finally, the helicopter from Pheriche (4371M) will fly higher towards Kala-Patthar (5545M) carrying a minimum of 3 people depending upon the weight limit which will be 220-240kg. Kala-Patthar is one of the best destinations to explore the wide range of high Himalayas. This is a panoramic viewpoint with clear blue sky and the Himalayas standing still just in front of you.

Grab the opportunity to take pictures and videos with your friends and family to make it a lively experience for the coming days.

Fourth Landing at Everest View Hotel

Guests are excited to have a final stop at the legendary Everest view hotel and sip teas and have breakfast before flying back to Kathmandu during the Heli tour.

After exploring the panoramic view of the high Himalayas from Kala-Patthar, the helicopter will hover towards Everest View Hotel (3880M). Everest View Hotel is the highest existing hotel at such altitude and provides a majestic view of the Himalayas and Everest is just a front-eye view.

You will get an opportunity to stay here for an hour to enjoy your breakfast, tea, coffee of your choice before flying to Kathmandu via Lukla after refueling.

Can we see Mount Everest during Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp?

A clear stunning morning view of Mount Everest(black one-in the middle), Nuptse(right) is captured during the Heli tour to EBC.

A big YES, Mt. Everest is visible in a closer distance during the helicopter flight both ways and also while landing in Kala-Patthar and Everest View Hotel. The helicopter will take you closer towards the highest mountain before landing in Kala-Patthar and also while flying back towards Lukla.

During Luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp, you will observe an unimaginable panoramic view that will always be embedded within your inner self never to forget. The main intention of the Luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp is to make easy visibility of the highest mountain range including Mount Everest in a more relaxing and luxurious way in a short span of time at an affordable price.

What is the cost of a Helicopter Tour to Mount Everest?

Luxury Helicopter Tour to Mount Everest Base Camp is cheaper and less time-consuming than Everest Base Camp Trek. The cost for Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Campis mainly determined by two factors.

Group Joining Price for Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp

Luxury Helicopter Tour to Mount Everest Base Camp Cost in a sharing basis or group joining normally ranges in between USD 925 to USD 995 per person. This is mainly determined by the size of groups you are booking together.

  • 1 to 3 Person: Booking single or with a friend will cost USD 995 per person.
  • 4 to 6 Person: Booking together with 4 to 6 persons will cost USD 950 per person.
  • 7 to 10 Person: Booking together with 5 to 10 persons will cost USD 925 per person. 

Private Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp

Private Luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp is one of the most Luxurious ways to steep at the base of the highest mountain on earth. This private tour can be arranged with friends, family, and beloved ones.

Moreover, you can enjoy a Private Luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp for a birthday celebration, a marriage anniversary, to propose a girlfriend, a surprise gift to your beloved one, a photoshoot of a newly married couple, a private family tour, and for many more occasion.

Private Luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp will be totally private and you can determine the time limit of your stay at the high altitude. You can exchange window seats accordingly and can carry your surprise gift as well.

  • Up to 3 Person (Private Tour): USD 3500 per helicopter (single shuttle)
  • 4 to 5 Person (Private Tour): USD 3900 per helicopter (double shuttle)
Note: Every extra shuttle will cost USD 400 extra if the maximum weight limit of 220-240kg exceeds but the early morning flight weight limit will be 280kg. This is due to good weather conditions, temperature, and wind speed.

How many people can fly in the Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu

Luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp is a sybaritic journey into the highest base camp on earth. This will take you to the highest altitude of 5545 meters at Kala-Patthar for landing from Kathmandu 1350 meters.

Starting from Kathmandu, the helicopter will carry 5 people maximum till Pheriche 4371 meters to shuttle down the number into 3 people and arrange the weight limit of up to 220-240 kg (depending upon the weather and wind speed).

Further, from Pheriche maximum number of 3 people will take a flight to Kala-Patthar (5545 meters). Thus, at the low altitude, 5 people will fly together and as we ascend higher the number decreases to 3 people.

What type of Helicopter do you use and how secure is it?

Discover Altitude is mainly concerned with the safety and security of our clients. To fulfill all these, we strongly make sure that our clients are with the best helicopter. We only use the AS350 H125 (B3) model of helicopter.

is Airbus helicopters are the best in the Himalayas for performance, versatility, and low maintenance, and for high-altitude flights, this is always recommended.

How high will the Helicopter fly during the tour?

Helicopters during the Everest Tour will fly at the altitude of 2900 feet, this is somewhat close to the altitude of Mount Everest which is 29031 feet.

What to Expect during Luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp.

Luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu will take you all the through the hills into the Himalayas, with the majestic view of the Kathmandu valley, river, forest, Lukla airport, Namche Bazaar, Khumbu glacier, Khumbu icefall, Kala-Patthar, Everest Base Camp, Suspension bridge, Tengboche monastery, the snow melted river and its source along with wide ranges of the Himalayas, peak and mount Everest at its best.

Does during the Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp provide us with oxygen

Yes, during the Luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp, you will have oxygen facilities as well in case of emergency. The pilot will help in assisting with the oxygen cylinder. So, nothing to worry about.

When is the best time of the year for a Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp?

A luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu can be accomplished throughout the year. But the best time for the majestic view with the clear blue sky will be all month except June and July. June and July are the monsoon season in Nepal.

During June and July, the weather remains cloudy in the lowland areas and sometimes clouds might create obstacles to having a panoramic view of the Himalayas.

Detail Itinerary of the Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp

  • 5:30 AM: Pick up from your hotel and drive towards Tribhuvan airport

Early morning representative from Discover Altitude will escort you towards the airport and arrange all measurements with the documents

  • 6:00 AM: Check-In at the airport

Security check-in and drive towards the helipad at the airport. Here your pilot will brief you about all the day’s program

  • 6:50 AM: Helicopter flight to Lukla airport

Flying from Kathmandu airport Helicopter will land at the Lukla airport for refueling. Here you will be provided with some leisure time to explore the area and take some pictures and videos

  • 7:15 AM: Helicopter flight to Pheriche

From Lukla helicopter will take you all the way to Pheriche. This is the place where they will arrange the weight limit and will carry 3 people. Make sure that 220-240 kg limit is confirmed for high altitude

  • 7:40 AM: Helicopter flight to Kala-Patthar

From Pheriche, you will fly towards Kala-Patthar for the majestic view of the high Himalayas. This will be a close flight with Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayas.

Around 15-20 minutes will be allocated due to high altitude and the helicopter will be standing by to make sure you are acclimatizing with the altitude. Further, you will descend towards Everest Base Camp

  • 8:00 AM: Descend flight towards Everest View Hotel

Everest View Hotel is one of the highest located tourist standard hotels in the high Himalayas. This is a superb place to enjoy your breakfast with a front-eye view of Mount Everest and other surrounding mountains.

Around an hour will be allocated to explore and enjoy your trip.

  • 9:00 AM: Flight back to Lukla

Finally, you will descend towards Lukla airport for refueling. This might take around 30 minutes and you will get time to take some pictures and explore the gateway to Mt. Everest.

  • 9:40 AM: Final fight towards Kathmandu

Now, at last, you will take the same helicopter back to Kathmandu. This will be a majestic flight with a view of the hills, mountains, valley, village, and rivers.

  • 11:00 AM: Drive from Kathmandu airport towards your hotel

A representative from Discover Altitude will escort you all the way from Kathmandu airport to your respective hotel.

Note: The time mentioned above is a tentative timing for group joining, it might take longer. So be prepared will all possibilities. Discover Altitude will inform you in advance about the time of the flight a day earlier.

And for Private Helicopter Charter Tour, you can inform us about your time to start the helicopter tour. We will arrange accordingly.

Kumar Lamsal

Kumar Lamsal

Kumar is one of the Co-founders and Managing directors of Discover Altitude holding 18 years of experience in the tourism sector of Nepal. He has trekked to almost all the popular regions of Nepal and is an authorized trekking and tour guide.

Started his career as a porter to support his study, now holds MPhil and LLB degree, and is doing his Ph.D. in religious studies. He loves traveling to the Himalayas and has deep knowledge about religion, culture, and history.

Kumar is also involved in the teaching sector as a part-timer to deliver his research related to the cultural and religious diversity of Nepal and is the one who mostly answers your queries giving them his personal touch through his decade-long experience.