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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Overview And Highlights

Tour highlights 

  • Spectacular views of the Himalayan range from the sky as well as potential trips to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar viewpoint.
  • From the sky, ecological views of glacier streams, rivers, hills, waterfalls, and glacier lakes.
  • Experiencing the view of the world’s top through Kala Patthar.
  • A short trip that will finish in less than a day.
  • A very hospitable environment from the crew.

Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing at Kalapathar is best heli tour package in Nepal

Have you ever wished to see the top of mount Everest but avoid the exhaustion and labor of hours of trekking? If you have, you might want to stick. We have an excellent package of one day Everest base camp tours crafted especially for this purpose. The tour package involved a day of a tour of the Everest base camp area through flight. It will be short, easy, comfortable, and allow you to catch immaculate views of Everest. 

Although summiting Mount Everest through flight is not possible commercially, a tour to its base camp and viewpoints can be managed.The one day Everest base camp package has two variations, one that includes a helicopter ride to the base camp and the other one being the mountain flight from Kathmandu.The helicopter-based tour will include a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Everest Base camp. After that, you will again be taken to another point of Kala Patthar's viewpoint to get the best views of Everest. Then you will travel back via the same helicopter to Lukla and back to Kathmandu. 

However, the mountain flight package of Everest base camp is a bit different. It is an hour-long morning flight from Kathmandu. It allows you to see the mountain peaks through the sky. The flight will start early in the morning and finish within 50 mins to an hour.  

Here, we will break down the itinerary of the proposed packages and all the reasons you should sign up for this trip.

Itinerary Expand All Close All

PHASE ONE - Boarding the helicopter in Kathmandu for Lukla 

Lukla’s altitude: 2860 meters

The first and foremost part of the itinerary will require you to reach the TIA airport to board the helicopter. The helicopter will take off, allowing you to see majestic views of the Himalayas. The Lukla airport’s runway might scare you due to its narrow path. But once you land, the view from the sky will make everything worth it.The flight will allow you to see glimpses of the Himalayan settlement from the sky, which will be immaculate. The glimpses of the area from the helicopter will be something to remember. The helicopter tour aims to show you spectacular views of the mountain range. This will take about 35 minutes to complete the journey.

PHASE TWO - Lukla to Kala Patthar

Kala Patthar’s altitude: 5644 meters

After landing at Lukla, you will board the helicopter again to leave for the Kala Patthar viewpoint. Kala Patthar is considered the best region for getting glimpses of Everest. The up close and stunning views of Everest you get from the Kala Patthar's viewpoint are unmatched.You can see a 360-degree view of Everest range from this viewpoint. The picturesque landscape that you enjoy from this view tour will be an experience of a lifetime. Moreover, the comfort that the itinerary and helicopter-based travel gives you will make you want to do it again and again. While flying through the sky to Kala Patthar, you will observe the base camp from the sky. You will see the views of mountaineers getting ready for their expedition. Near the base camp, you will see glimpses of with Khumbu glacier. The views of the glacier from the sky will be an immaculate sight.Along with that, you can see immaculate views of peaks like Gourishankar, Cho-Oyu, Lhakpa Dorje, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse, and many more peaks

PHASE THREE - Take off from Kala Patthar viewpoint to Everest View Hotel

Everest view hotel’s altitude: 3962 meters

After Kala Patthar sightseeing, you will arrive at the Everest View Hotel. The Everest View Hotel is also a viewpoint on its own. Everest's food and immaculate views are out of the world from here. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful views of the Everest region from all sides.The hotel holds the record for hotel placed at the highest altitude. This fact only will make up for quite an impressive experience. You will have your meal in the hotel enjoying the sight. This marks the third phase of the trip. 

PHASE FOUR - Everest View Hotel to Lukla

Lukla’s altitude: 2860 meters

After your hotel meal, you will board the helicopter again to return to Lukla. You can still enjoy views of the Himalayas on the way back. Every flight will give you a very worthy experience. These immaculate views from the sky will be forever entrenched in your brain. After taking 15 minutes of flight, we will land at Lukla for the refueling.

PHASE FIVE: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 

You will return to Kathmandu enjoying the same mountain view ending the Everest Helicopter tour. It will take around 40 minutes to reach the Kathmandu Airport. From the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour will take less than a day. This is one of the best deals if you’re searching for a way to experience ethereal views of the top of the world within a short timeframe. 


What Is Included ?

  • Helicopter seats 5 people maximum in one Helicopter.
  • Airport Pick up and drop from Hotel. 
  • Airport Boarding Pass and taxes.
  • Oxygen for quick evacuation if required in Helicopter.
  • 1 Hour break at Everest View Hotel.
  • Helicopter cost for the flight.
  • 10 to 15 Minutes of Break at Kalapathar View Point for Pictures and Videos.
  • Government Tax & Fuel Surcharges.

What Is Excluded?

  • International air and visa fees.
  • Breakfast and tea, coffee in Hotel Everest View. 
  • Everest entry permit fees.
  • Bar bills and Personal Expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff. 


Is a one-day trip to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar possible?

Yes, a trip to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar is possible. The use of helicopter flight for the tour will cut short the time and labor you would’ve wasted otherwise through a trek.

Can a helicopter fly to the top of Mount Everest?

Yes, it is possible, but very rare occurrence. It cannot be a commercial thing. This package also does not involve such flights. 

Can the helicopter take us to the summit of Everest?

No, You need to trek the mountain on your legs to reach the summit. The package we propose only allows you to fly over the Everest Base Camp and land at the Kala Patthar viewpoint. Moreover, the airplane-based flight will only occur within the plane with no stops. 

Is the tour children-friendly?

Yes, the tour is children-friendly. You can bring your family on tour. It will be short, unforgettable, and very worth it. 

Is the tour disable friendly?

The answer to this question is a bit tricky. The tour is accessible for people who are immobile, but we cannot assure you that it is accessible for all types of disabilities. 

When is the best time to sign up for this tour?

The best time to sign up for the One Day Everest base camp tour would be during the spring and autumn of the northern hemisphere. This will be around March to May and September to October, respectively, in Nepal. The season will have a very clear, bright sky and avoid dangers brought by snow storms and winds. 

What will be the highest destination of the Helicopter Tour?

The Kala Patthar viewpoint at the altitude of 5645 meters will be the highest destination of the tour.

Where will the tour commence, and where will it end?

The tour will commence from Kathmandu at the Tribhuvanairport with the initial takeoff. Then it takes you to the Kala Patthar viewpoint and the Everest view hotel. From there, you again go back to Lukla. From Lukla, you will leave for Kathmandu and then end at Kathmandu Airport if you choose the helicopter tour. 

However, the airplane flight will commence in Kathmandu and will just hover around the mountain range viewing area in the sky and then end with landing back in Kathmandu.

Will there be guides available on the tour?

Although trekking to Everest Base Camp requires travel guides as a compulsion, this is not the same for an air-based visit to the area. Pilots will act as guides for a better and more knowledgeable experience in the area.

Can I do this tour solo?

You can do the helicopter-based trip solo. A solo air-based trip will be quite an adventure, and it will not have any risks like trekking solo brings. It will be very quaint, peaceful, and a memory of a lifetime. The solo tour, however, will still have the tour crew with you. So, you will not be completely isolated.

However, you cannot do the airplane-based tour solo. 

Do I need to walk or climb during the tour?

No, you do not need to exhaust any type of physical labor during the tour. You might choose to explore the Kala Patthar and Everest hotel view area, but not much walking will be required. You will reach your destination easily via flight.

Does the package include a flight from and to Kathmandu?

The package does not include pick up and drop off at your hotel in Kathmandu. However, if you wish to be facilitated with a drive from and to your hotel in Kathmandu, we can be flexible and manage it for you. However, such modifications will cost you extra money.

How much does the one Day Everest base camp tour cost?

As mentioned several times in the article, the one Day Everest base camp tour has two variations. Both the variations have different prices. The helicopter-based flight will cost you USD 900-4500, whereas the airplane-based flight will cost you USD 200 as per the original package. But our package is flexible if you wish to have some extra facilities that we can accommodate you with we can do it. This will be charged as an additional cost.

What are the accommodations for the tour?

Our tour package is quite short, so you will not have to stay anywhere overnight. If you wish to have lodging facilitated in Kathmandu, you will have to contact us beforehand. But the tour will be finished in less than a day.

Final Say and why you should choose the package

The helicopter and morning airplane tour allows you to have an ethereal experience of the beautiful snowcapped Himalayas. It also saves you the labor and exhaustion that comes from trekking or climbing the Himalayan trails. You could be immobile and still be able to experience watching the majestic views of Everest and other Himalayan ranges. Not only does this come with such convenience, but it is also a short trip.

The helicopter flight from Kathmandu over the Everest base camp allows you to observe the local monasteries and people without exhausting your legs. You see a festive view of the Namche Bazaar and land on the Kala Patthar. Most people find the viewing experience from Kaala Patthar to be one of the best experiences of their lifetime. Everest, from that point, is unbelievably beautiful and out of the world.

Furthermore, the airplane trip also comes with very similar benefits. You could be inside a plane and enjoy the range of the Himalayas, including Everest, without even having experienced the chills of the area. It will save you from the cold or altitude sickness that a trekking or walking journey might have brought.

People who have experienced this tour only have nice things about it. They are often shocked upon hearing about our package. It can cover the whole Everest sightseeing experience within a span of a day. This is a rare and unique experience. If you sign up for it, you will also have similar positive things to say. 


Trip Facts

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5 hours days

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Group Size:

5 Pax (Maximum)
price tag 1100 US$1000

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