Mount Everest Helicopter Tour is one of the most popular and demanding tours among travelers who lack time to trek to the Everest region. Everest region also known as the Khumbu region is a popular trekking destination; it is a dreamland for adventure and challenging lovers due to its varied landscape, nature, culture, religion, and lifestyle of Sherpa people.
Moreover, the trail will lead us toward the scenic views of the mighty Himalayas above 8000 meters. This is 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 Amadablam, Khumbu Glacier, 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 ascetic land untouched by any sort of modern materialism. For hours we 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 we will be able to see climbers and trekkers heading towards the Everest summit and the Base Camp and their stuff being carried out by Yaks.
Moreover, the praying flags hanging here with the chanting mantras traveled all over the Himalayas with the power of the wind. It is not just a tour to the Everest region to explore the Himalayas, it is to experience the entire Khumbu region also known as the Everest region of Nepal.
The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Kalapatthar Landing starts from the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu. Early in the morning, we 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 we stop for fuelling then we fly to Everest view hotel located in Syangboche, the only hotel at the highest altitude.
This will be a lovely place to stop for mesmerizing views and photos from where we will be able to view the mighty Himalayas like Mt. Ama Dablam(6812m), Thamserku(6623m), Khumbila(5761m), Kwangde(6011m) and Mt. Everest(8848m).
The flight then crosses the beautiful landscapes, Namche bazaar famous Sherpa settlement village, Tengboche Monastery, Dingboche, Imja valley, Gorakshep, and crossing the Khumbu icefall finally, we 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, we fly back to our Lukla airport and finally back to Kathmandu airport, and then back to our hotel.
- Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla(2830m)
- Lukla 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 all the way 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 flight 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 all the way 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 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 it accordingly.
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 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 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 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 for maintaining the weight limit and minimizing 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 220-240kg. 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 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 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 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 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 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 Cost on a sharing basis or group joining normally range 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 999 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
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 beloved 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 beloved 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 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 4500 per helicopter (single shuttle)
- 4 to 5 Person (Private Tour): USD 4900 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 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 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 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
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 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