Mount Everest Helicopter Tour is one of the most popular and demanding tours among travelers to explore the magnificent vista of the enchanting Himalayas in just a short time. For travelers who lack time to trek to the Everest region, this will be highly recommended.
Everest region also known as the Khumbu region is a popular trekking destination, it is a dreamland for adventure and challenge-taking lovers, due to its varied landscape, nature, culture, religion, and lifestyle of Sherpa people Everest is always the best place to choose.
Moreover, the trail will lead one toward the scenic views of the mighty Himalayas above 8000 meters. However, trekking all the way may not be possible for many, thus to make their dream to Everest Base Camp, we have come up with a Luxury Helicopter Tour to the Everest Region where you can explore nature and its beauty.
Everest helicopter tour will help you discover the hidden treasure of the Khumbu region with all the famous surrounding mountains like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam, Khumbu Glacier, Gokyo Lake, Mt. Everest, and many more including magnificent landscapes.
This is also famous as a spiritual tour during all seasons, as people from around the world come here for meditation in an ascetic land untouched by any sort of modern materialism. For hours you can stay here observing nature and grabbing its immense holiness.
Everest Helicopter Tour can be done by people of any age and gender, during the climbing season you will be able to see climbers heading towards the Everest summit, starting from the Base Camp and their stuff being carried out by Yaks and the trekkers in a queue to the Base Camp.
Moreover, the praying flags hanging with the chanting mantras traveled all over the Himalayas with the power of the wind. It is not just a tour of the Everest region to explore the Himalayas. It is to experience the entire Khumbu region/Everest region of Nepal with its diversity.
The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Kalapatthar Landing starts from the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu. Early in the morning, you will fly to Lukla Airport (2830M), a gateway to Mt. Everest.
This will be followed by beautiful views of the Kathmandu valley, the surrounding hills, villages, and also the Himalayas like Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Gauri Shankar, Mt. Langtang, Mt.Makalu, etc, at Lukla airport stop for fuelling the Helicopter and then you fly to Everest View Hotel (3880M) located in Syangboche, the only hotel at the highest altitude.
This will be a lovely place to stop for mesmerizing views and photos of the Himalayas like Mt. Ama Dablam(6812M), Thamserku(6623M), Khumbila(5761M), Kwangde(6011M) and Mt. Everest(8848M), etc.
360-degree panoramic views from Kalapatthar 5,545M
The flight then crosses the beautiful landscapes, Namche Bazaar famous Sherpa settlement village, Tengboche Monastery, Dingboche, Imja Valley, Gorakshep, and the Khumbu Icefall. Finally, you will be landing at Kala Patthar or Everest Base Camp (5545M) depending upon our interest.
This is one of the best places to view mountains and making videos and taking pictures will be other positive things to do. After this magnificent tour, you fly back to Lukla airport and finally back to Kathmandu, and then a private drive back to your hotel.
- Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2830M)
- Lukla to Everest View Hotel (3880M)
- Everest View Hotel to Pheriche (4371M)
- Pheriche to Everest Base Camp (Flyover)
- Everest Base Camp (5364M) to Kalapathhar (5545M) for magnificent views of the Everest Panorama
- Kalapathhar to Everest View Hotel (breakfast in Everest View Hotel amidst the Himalayan vista)
- Everest View Hotel to Lukla
- Lukla to Kathmandu (1350M)
Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
- Short, relaxing, and less time-consuming helicopter tour
- Suitable for all ages
- Explore the snow-melted river, valley, village, Khumbu glacier, and Sagarmatha Conservation Area.
- Group joining and private helicopter tours are available
- Fly with the renowned world-class high-altitude pilot
- Flight by a 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
- Luxury Helicopter tour to the world's highest mountain Mt. Everest Base Camp
- Landing at Kala Patthar for the magnificent views of the Massif Mountains of the world.
- Experience paradise on earth.
- Enjoy your breakfast at the Everest View Hotel, the only hotel at the highest altitude with stunning views.
- Know the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa People.
Detail Itinerary of the Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp
6:00 AM: Pick up from your hotel and drive towards Tribhuvan airport
Early morning a representative from Discover Altitude will escort you towards the airport and arrange all measurements with the documents
6:20 AM: Check-in at the airport
Security check-in and drive towards the helipad at the airport. Here your pilot will brief you about the day’s program
7:15 AM: Helicopter flight to Lukla airport
Flying from Kathmandu airport Helicopter will land at Lukla airport for refueling. Here you will be provided with some leisure time to explore the area and take some pictures and videos
7:40 AM: Helicopter flight to Pheriche
From Lukla helicopter will take you to Pheriche. This is the place where they will arrange the weight limit and will carry 3 people. Make sure that the 220-240 Kg limit is confirmed for high-altitude
8:00 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 fight with Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayas.
Around 15-20 minutes will be allocated due to the high altitude and the helicopter will be standing by to make sure you are acclimatizing to the altitude. Further, you will descend toward Everest Base Camp
9:00 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.
9:40 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.
10:10 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, valleys, villages, and rivers.
11:00 AM: Drive from Kathmandu airport toward your hotel
A representative from Discover Altitude will escort you from Kathmandu airport to your respective hotel.
Note: The time mentioned above is a tentative time for group joining, it might take longer. So be prepared for all possibilities. Discover Altitude will inform you in advance about the time of the flight a day earlier.
And for the Private Helicopter Charter Tour, you can inform us about your time to start the helicopter tour. We will arrange it accordingly.
Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp with Landing Options
A Luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp will take you to Everest Base Camp 5364M or Kala-Patthar 5545M depending upon weather conditions and your interest.
As you will be heading towards a 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 most famous and thrilling existing airports. This airport is located at altitude 2845 with a short runway of 527 Meters 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 refueling/de-fuelling before taking off towards the mountain. This short stop will provide you with an opportunity to explore 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 to maintain the weight limit and minimize the number of people 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 220-240 Kg. Kala-Patthar is one of the best destinations to explore the wide range of the high Himalayas. This is a panoramic viewpoint with a 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 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 the breakfast, tea, and 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 (the black one in the middle), Nuptse (right) is captured during the Heli tour to EBC.
A big YES, Mt. Everest is visible at 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 to the highest mountain before landing in Kala-Patthar and also while flying back towards Lukla.
During the Luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp, you will observe an unimaginable panoramic view that will always be embedded within your inner self never forgotten.
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 period at an affordable price.
What is the cost of a Helicopter Tour to Mount Everest?
A Luxury Helicopter Tour to Mount Everest Base Camp is cheaper and less time-consuming than the Everest Base Camp Trek. The cost of a Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp is mainly determined by two factors.
Group Joining Price for Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp
Luxury Helicopter Tour to Mount Everest Base Camp costs on a sharing basis or group joining normally range between USD 1300 to USD 1350 per person. This is mainly determined by the size of groups you are booking together and the Permits and Airport Tax.
However, the price of the Helicopter Tour keeps on changing every year and is mainly determined by the rise in fuel the extra tax imposed by the government, and the hike (if) in the price of Required Permits in the Everest Region. We keep on updating the latest prices regularly to make sure our clients don't face any difficulties after the payment is made.
- 1 to 3 Person: Booking single or with a friend will cost USD 1350 per person.
- 4 to 6 Person: Booking together with 4 to 6 persons will cost USD 1300 per person.
- 7 to 10 Person: Booking together with 7 to 10 persons will cost USD 1275 per person.
Private Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp
A 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 loved ones.
Moreover, you can enjoy a Private Luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp for a birthday celebration, a marriage anniversary, to propose to a girlfriend, a surprise gift to your loved one, a photo shoot of a newly married couple, a private family tour, and for many more occasion.
Private Luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp will be 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 5100 per helicopter (Single shuttle)
- 4 to 5 Person (Private Tour): USD 6500 per helicopter (Double shuttle)
Note: Every extra shuttle will cost USD 500 extra if the maximum weight limit of 220-240kg is exceeded 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 on 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 at 1350 meters.
Starting from Kathmandu, the helicopter will carry 5 people maximum till Pheriche (4371M) 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 the helicopter which 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 an altitude of 2900 feet, this is somewhat close to the altitude of Mount Everest which is 29031 feet.
What to Expect During Luxury Everest Helicopter Tour with Landing at Kalapatthar
A Luxury Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu will take you all 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 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.
What are the benefits of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
There are multiple benefits of a Helicopter Tour to Everest, first will be less time-consuming. It takes 12 days to trek to Everest Base Camp (Kathmandu-Kathmandu). The helicopter tour will make you explore the entire range of Everest in just a day tour.
Moreover, trekking to Base Camp will be expensive and a helicopter tour helps in making the entire trip to Everest budget-friendly. Any age group and gender can do this because travelers won’t need to hike.
Trekking to reach Base Camp involves many risk factors, among which is altitude sickness. Helicopter tours reduce all this and can be quickly done for any age group. Apart from this, the package price for the Helicopter Tour includes everything, you don’t need to pay.
Is the Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp Worth doing?
The Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp is one of the finest rides travelers will experience. Starting from Kathmandu, this ride will take you through the city, villages, hills, and finally into the Himalayas.
On the first landing at Lukla, you will get time to explore the village and then the ride will begin into the Himalayas. With a couple of landings on the way, you will fly over the base camp and Into the Kalapatthar. This is one of the finest locations to explore the entire range of the Himalayas.
Finally, you will descend towards Lukla and the ride will continue towards Kathmandu.
Can a Helicopter land at Everest Base Camp?
During the Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp, there will be a couple of landings before reaching the final point. This will help you to acclimatize and also will bless you with majestic views of the Himalayas.
Apart from all this, travelers can make a landing at 3 different points during this helicopter tour. Kalapatthar (5545M), Everest Base Camp (5364M) and Gokyo (4800M). However, in a group-joining tour, this will not be possible.
During the group-joining tour, your helicopter will land at Kalapatthar (5545M), which is higher than the Base Camp itself and the views are jaw-dropping. If you want to land at EVEREST BASE Camp/and KALAPATTHAR or/GOKYO, please inform us before your booking. We will arrange it accordingly.
What is included in the Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp
The price mentioned in the package for the Everest Helicopter Tour includes all the ground transportation from/to your respective Hotel.
Apart from these, Airport Tax, All Required Permits of the Everest Region, Government Tax, and Office Service Charges are included.
This means you don't need to pay any extra charges, NO HIDDEN CHARGES.