Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Duration: 4 Hours
At a Glance
  • Duration 4 Hours
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End KTM/KTM
  • Group Size 1-5
  • Max. Altitude 5555

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour With Landing

Join our expert team on a four-hour short trip to the Everest region. During the EBC helicopter tour, enjoy spectacular aerial views of the river valleys, Sherpa villages, lush hills, mountains, glaciers, and moraines. Land at different locations and have a warm breakfast at Everest View Hotel, The highest hotel in the world, before returning to Kathmandu.

If you ever wanted to travel to Everest base camp (5,364 m) but couldn't do so because of time, health, or other commitments that trekking to this point demands. Then here is good news for you, we have come up with the perfect one-day itinerary that will take you across the Everest region (aka Khumbu region) and involves multiple landings.

You do not need to trek up to EBC or spend numerous days walking and adjusting to the altitude. There are no more risks of altitude sickness or sacrifices of comfort.

We present you with the Everest base camp helicopter tour. As we mentioned earlier, it is a one-day program, more precisely, a four to five-hour helicopter Trip.

The Everest base camp helicopter tour serves people of all ages and makes a great family holiday package. What could be a great way to create lifelong memories with your loved ones than being in one of the most extreme parts of the world, enjoying immaculate mountain vistas? There is no problematic walking involved in this tour, and you do not need to do any preparation to join the Everest helicopter tour.

Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing is the quickest and by far the safest way to reach the lap of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Literally, in the blink of your eyes, you'll be flying over lush green hills and gorgeous river valleys. And in no time, Lukla Airport (2,846 m) will be in front of your eyes.

The next part of the helicopter tour involves flying over picturesque Sherpa villages and the Khumbu glacier. You will fly over Everest base camp before flying to Hotel Everest View (3,962 m) for a scrumptious breakfast.

We also take a break to have breakfast in one of the highest hotels in the world. Well, you heard it right. Before we fly back to Kathmandu, we stop at Hotel Everest View to have breakfast of your choice, relishing snow-capped mountain views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), and Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m).

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Highlights

  • Fly over the base of Mount Everest, the Everest base camp, in the blink of your eyes
  • Witness dropping aerial mountain panorama throughout the helicopter tour
  • A very comfortable and safe way to travel to the Everest region recommended to people of all ages & family holiday
  • Short hours program, which means you are not even spending a whole day; it is ideal for travelers bound by time
  • Multiple landings at Lukla to refuel
  • Fly over Everest base camp and relish the striking aerial view of the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall
  • Savor a breakfast of your choice at the Hotel Everest View Hotel ( the highest 5-star hotel in the hotel)
  • Get to see beautiful Sherpa villages from the sky and unwind while you have short landing periods

Do you land at Everest base camp?

Unfortunately, we  donot not land at the Everest base camp during the tour. There needs to be more landing space, and the risk is enormous. Instead, we fly over the Everest base camp and the Glacier. For your information, you cannot see Mt. Everest from its base camp because other giant mountains block the view.

Attractions of Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing

A quick and short trip to the Khumbu region

Everest base camp helicopter tour has allowed travelers to explore the Himalayas quickly. This makes it a great side trip if you get an extra day or morning free during your trip to Nepal. Unlike the Everest base camp trek package, you must not commit to a long trekking period to reach Kala Patthar.

Get to see the beautiful Sherpa villages.

Everyone has seen the beauty of the Sherpa villages from the ground. Still, only a few travelers have watched the mesmerizing aerial views. The tiny settlement areas from the sky add more character to the scenery.

Moreover, you can land in some villages and meet the locals. Of course, you'll have a short moment to observe the daily lifestyle and have meaningful interactions. Still, those little moments will enhance your tour.

During the flight Trip, you will see all the famous villages: Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep.

Enjoy the aerial views of the Everest region.

The Everest base camp helicopter flight gives participants a stunning aerial view of the region. Fewer travelers witness the aerial scenery, making the helicopter flight very special. The densely forested trails, rivers, terraces, hills, glaciers, icefalls, and moraines from the sky are fantastic.

Multiple landings at different places

We have two confirmed landings and one optional landing during the Everest helicopter tour. You land at Lukla Airport and Hotel Everest View. We only land in Kalapattar when you do a private flight tour.

These landings take the whole helicopter tour to the next level. Touching down the ground even more quickly will let you immerse yourself more in the venture and feel the cold Himalayan air and soothing scent.

Witness some of the giant mountains in the world up close.

During the Everest base camp helicopter tour and landing, you will witness breathtaking views of many snow-clustered mountains. These include the five highest mountains in the world: Everest (8,848 m), Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,463 m), and Cho Oyu (8,188 m).

Numerous other peaks, such as Nuptse (7,861 m), Thamserku (6,608 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Khumbila (5,761 m), Cholatse (6,440 m), Island Peak (6,160 m), Mera Peak (6,476 m), Baruntse (7,162 m), Kongde Ri (6,187 m), Pumori (7,061 m), etc, are seen.

The landscapes are diverse and jaw-dropping, too.

Enjoy breakfast at Hotel Everest View.

Hotel Everest View is one the highest hotels in the world, situated at 3,962 meters/13,000 ft. It also holds a Guinness World Record for being a luxury lodge at such an elevation.

Trekkers usually hike to this hotel for acclimatization and witness their first view of Mt. Everest during the trek. Here, we take an hour-long break to have a delicious breakfast and enjoy the surrounding views.

They serve a wide range of breakfast options, from toast, eggs, and sausage to soup, porridge, momo, and dal bhat. Yes, Nepali people do like to have dal baht as their first meal of the day!

A comfortable trip with no difficulty at all

The best thing about the Everest base camp helicopter tour is its comfort. The helicopter has a spacious room, and each traveler gets a full wind seat.

Our team obtains all the necessary permits, so you do not have to worry about that. Everything is pre-planned and booked for you. During this helicopter tour, you will have the most comfortable journey in a remote area like the Everest region.

Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing itinerary brief

The Everest base camp helicopter tour begins from Kathmandu airport. After completing the boarding process, the tour starts. As you begin to fly in the sky, mountains like Ganesh Himal (7,422 m) and Langtang Lirung (7,234 m) will come into view. After 45 minutes of flying, you will reach Lukla airport (2,846 m). Here, we stop for 15 minutes to refuel the chopper.

The helicopter tour then continues to fly to Everest Base Camp (5,644 m). If we have more than 3 passengers, we may stop at Everest View (4,240 m) to ensure the helicopter's weight is under 250 kg (above 4,000 meters).

You then continue Flying over Everest base camp (5,364 m) and Khumbu glacier; it is now time to descend to Hotel Everest View (3,962 m). Here, you get 45 minutes to 1-hour to savor your breakfast. After that, we fly back to Lukla.

We will refuel the chopper and continue our helicopter flight to Kathmandu, which marks the end of the Everest base camp helicopter tour.

Please take some moments to give us your review and feedback. Our team will drop you back at your hotel, or you can leave the airport alone.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight route

  • Meet the team of Outfitter Himalaya at the airport
  • Flight briefing and saying hello to the captain
  • Board and fly to Lukla airport
  • Refuel the chopper and fly to Everest Base Camp
  • Optional landing at Everest View if the group exceeds more than 3 people
  • Fly over Everest base camp
  • Land at Hotel Everest View and have breakfast
  • Fly back to Lukla and refuel
  • Descend to Kathmandu
  • Helicopter tour review and go on with your remaining day

Does a guide accompany me during the Everest base camp helicopter tour?

A guide only accompanies you during the Everest base camp helicopter flight if you request one (an additional charge applies). During the helicopter tour, the captain will act as your guide. He will show you around the Khumbu region and introduce you to the mountains & the villages. Our pilots are very friendly, so you will not be uncomfortable.

Is the Everest base camp helicopter tour safe?

Yes, the Everest base camp helicopter tour is safe. You fly with a very experienced crew who knows the air route of the Khumbu region inside and out. Our captain has hundreds of hours of flying experience, making them reliable and safe.

We have a strict protocol that we follow before each take-off. Likewise, our fleet team properly inceptions the chopper before every flight. As you keep moving and do not spend a long time in one place, there is no risk of altitude sickness. We keep an oxygen cylinder tank in the chopper and a first-aid box for emergencies.

Likewise, the Everest helicopter tour does not involve any other risks whatsoever. You do not have to worry about anything during the Everest base camp helicopter flight.

Group sharing or private Everest base camp helicopter tour?

We organize Everest base camp helicopter tours for solo travelers and groups of all sizes. Solo travelers can join our group departure or take a private helicopter tour. Flying a group means there will be other participants with you.

Our Everest base camp helicopter tour cost may differ depending on the number of people. Group flights get much cheaper per head than private flights.

If you want to join the group EBC helicopter tour, feel free to do so. Our team will arrange two other participants for you. Everest ba,se camp helicopter tours with landing is very famous these days, so it is better to book your spot early.

Our booking for the Everest base camp helicopter tour is open. You can choose one of our departure dates or customize the tour per your requirements. 

Packing list for Everest base camp helicopter flight

Although physical preparation is unnecessary and optional for the Everest base camp helicopter tour, you must be well-equipped for the flight. You must carry essentials and wear suitable clothes to ensure you enjoy every moment.

Follow the below list to pack and prepare for the EBC Heli flight:

  • Windproof down jacket
  • Full sleeve shirts
  • Warm pair of trousers
  • Comfortable shoes
  • UV protection sunglasses
  • A water bottle
  • Lip balm and moisturizer
  • Silk/Nylon scarf
  • Toiletries
  • Camera essentials

*Note: Do not carry anything useless. It will only increase the weight of the chopper unnecessarily.

Why should you do the Everest helicopter tour with Outfitter Himalaya?

Outfitter Himalaya Holidays has worked in Nepal's travel and tour industry for many years. From trekking to tour, climbing, & helicopter tours, we specialize in many things. Our team is well-trained, has numerous years of expertise, and leads many individuals in the Himalayas.

We assure you of a safe helicopter flight to Everest base camp and a very immersive venture. Likewise, we maintain safety, quality, and the small details of our trip, making us one of Nepal's best trekking and tour companies.

Locally based, we have been working closely with all the legal authorities to provide some of the best helicopter flights to the mountains of Nepal.

The below points make us a highly reliable adventure company in Nepal:

  • Highly Experienced Licensed Team
  • Professionally Designed Itinerary
  • 24x7 Customer Service
  • Secure Payment
  • Best Price
  • Eco-Friendly Trips

You'll Experience

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Itinerary

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Phase I: Wake up early and reach the domestic airport by 6:30 AM to 7:00 AM.

The Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing takes place in the morning because of the favorable weather conditions. You can come to the airport at the assigned time or inform us beforehand for hotel pickup & drop.

Our representative will assist you through the boarding process. First, you will join a short briefing session that will inform you about the helicopter flight.

The flight instructor will brief you about the tour and safety precautions. You will learn all the information regarding the Everest base camp helicopter tour.

After the briefing, the pilot will introduce himself. We then proceed towards boarding and hop on the helicopter.

Phase II: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport

It's time to fly to Lukla airport. Enjoying the stunning views of the Ganesh Himal and Mt. Gaurishankar, we keep flying towards Lukla. As we fly, the historical sites will come into our sight.

The aerial landscape during the flight is phenomenal. You will realize how mystical Nepal is and its geography. You will be flying over the lush green hills and settlements. The snow-capped mountains in the distance will make the flight intriguing.

Phase III: Refuel and fly to EBC

After a 45-minute flight, we will land at Lukla Airport, the gateway to the Everest region. We land here for 15 minutes to refuel the chopper. Until then, feel free to stretch your body and look around. Stay close by and do not walk further.

We'll then continue our flight to Everest Base Camp. This part of the flight offers stunning views of Sherpa villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep. Likewise, the helicopter provides tempting views of rivers, suspension bridges, and forests.

On the way, you will see mountains like Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Khumbila, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Island Peak, Pumori, Makalu, etc.

Phase IV: Fly to Syangboche Airstrip (3,780 m/12,402 ft) and hike to Everest View Hotel (3,962 m/13,000 ft)

We fly over the Khumbu glacier and head to Everest base camp. We will not land at the base camp because there is insufficient space. However, we will enjoy the mountain views and fly over the Khumbu Icefall before turning to Hotel Everest View. We'll land at the Syangboche Airstrip and hike to the Hotel Everest View.

From Syangboche Airstrip, Hotel Everest View is 182 meters above sea level, so the walk will be smooth. Here, we spend 45 minutes to an hour having breakfast with mountain views.

Hotel Everest View is one of the luxury lodges in the Khumbu region. It offers a very comfortable stay to trekkers.

*Fun Fact: Mt. Everest is seen from every window of Hotel Everest View.

Phase V: Fly to Lukla for refueling and back to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we fly back to Lukla and refuel the chopper. Then, the flight gradually descends to Kathmandu, offering sensational sceneries.

Upon landing at the airport, our representative will ask you to give your review, and you can go on with the rest of your day.

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    Inclusions

    • Pick up and drop from and to hotel (If you hotel are inside the ringroad of Kathmandu)
    • Helicopter seats 5 people maximum in one Helicopter
    • Domestic airport taxes
    • Oxygen for quick evacuation if required in Helicopter

    Exclusions

    • Breakfast and tea, coffee in Everest View Hotel
    • Sagarmatha National park entry and Local Tax fees (NPR 5500.00)
    • Bar bills and Personal Expenses
    • Tips and gratitude provided to staff
    • Anything not mentioned in the included section

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