Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour takes you on a thrilling aerial adventure to the rooftop of the world, offering spectacular views of Mt. Everest and other renowned peaks in the Himalayas. The tour includes an exhilarating visit to the Everest Base Camp, and Kalapather provides an opportunity to immerse in the natural wonder of the region. It's a comfortable and efficient way to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey.
The Everest base camp helicopter tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that allows travelers to take in the breathtaking beauty of Mount Everest in a unique way. This tour is the perfect way to see the world’s highest mountain without having to hike for days on end. The tour starts with a helicopter ride from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, to the Everest base camp. The helicopter ride takes you over the beautiful Himalayan range, offering incredible views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks.
Once you reach the base camp, you will have the opportunity to explore the area and take in the stunning scenery. The base camp is located at an altitude of 5,364 meters and is the starting point for many climbers attempting to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The base camp is a bustling area with climbers preparing for their ascents, and you will have the opportunity to interact with them and learn about their experiences.
Another highlight of the tour is a visit to the famous Khumbu icefall, which is the first major obstacle that climbers must overcome on their way to the summit. The icefall is a constantly changing maze of ice and snow, and it is an awe-inspiring sight to behold. The helicopter will fly you over the icefall, providing you with a bird’s-eye view of this treacherous obstacle.
Overall, the Everest base camp helicopter tour is an unforgettable and unique experience. The tour offers a great opportunity to see Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, without having to spend several days hiking. The tour also provides the opportunity to explore the base camp and the surrounding area, including the famous Khumbu icefall. It is a perfect tour for those who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and Mount Everest, but don’t have the time or ability to trek to the base camp.
Best time for an Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour:
The best time for an Everest helicopter tour depends on the weather conditions in the region. While the climate can vary from season to season, the tour can still be taken if the weather is favorable on the day of the flight. However, it is not recommended to take the tour during monsoon season as the views may be obstructed by rain.
Autumn and spring are generally considered the best seasons for the tour, as the weather is clear and stable with low probability of rain and humidity.
In winter, the weather can sometimes be foggy, but if it is clear, it can be a great time for the tour as the extra snow adds to the beauty of the Himalayas.
Summer is typically the least favorable time for the tour, as the mountains experience heavy rainfall most of the day. However, the tour can still be taken on clear days, but one should be cautious as the weather can change rapidly.
1st Step⇒ Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (45 minutes) with a short stop for fueling (7-10 minutes).
2nd Step⇒ Fly from Lukla to Everest Base Camp (Kalapatthar) (25 minutes) with a short stop (7-10 minutes).
3rd Step⇒ Fly from Everest Base Camp (Kalapatthar) to Syangboche (15 minutes) with a longer stop (30 minutes).
4th Step⇒ Fly from Syangboche to Lukla, then back to Kathmandu (1 hour and 10 minutes).
⇒ Plan ahead and book your tour early for the best availability and prices.
⇒ Dress in layers to adapt to the different temperatures during the flight and at high altitudes.
⇒ Protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
⇒ Pack a jacket or sweater as it can get chilly at high altitudes.
⇒ Capture stunning views with a camera or other recording device.
⇒ Check the weather forecast before your tour and plan accordingly.
⇒ Consider taking motion sickness medication, if needed.
⇒ Wear comfortable shoes for walking on rocky terrain during your landing.
⇒ Follow the safety instructions provided by the tour operator before takeoff.
Everest base camp helicopter tour group package options:
The cost for a group joining an Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is based on the number of people in the group.
Cost of a Private Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp:
The cost for a private Everest Base Camp helicopter tour varies depending on the type of tour you choose:
5:30 – 6:30 AM: Hotel picks up and drops at the domestic terminal of International Airport, Kathmandu.
Rise and shine early birds! Your once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the top of the world begins at the crack of dawn. As the sun is just starting to peek over the horizon, we’ll pick you up from your hotel and take you to the domestic terminal of the International Airport in Kathmandu. This is where the journey to the rooftop of the world starts, and where you’ll begin your ascent to the heights of the Himalayas.
6:30 – 7:00 AM: Preparation and processing to take your scheduled helicopter flight to EBC with a landing.
As you arrive at the airport, it’s time to gear up for the ultimate flying experience. The next half-hour is dedicated to preparing for take-off, including completing the necessary airport formalities and getting ready for your scheduled helicopter flight to the base camp of Mt. Everest. This is a chance to get mentally and physically prepared for the journey ahead, as you’ll be soaring above the clouds and landing at one of the most iconic locations in the world.
7:00 – 8:00 AM: Fly to Lukla (2,845 meters)
7:00 AM: The engines roar to life as you take off for the first leg of your journey, flying to Lukla. 7:30 AM: As you gain altitude, you’ll be treated to stunning vistas of green hills and villages below. 8:00 AM: You’ll fly over the Lamjura-La Pass, surrounded by thick rhododendron forests. After 45 minutes of flying, you’ll land at Lukla, where you’ll be greeted by the magnificent views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. Lukla, at 2,845 meters above sea level, is famous for its small runway and rich Sherpa culture. This is where you’ll take a break to refuel and catch a glimpse of the local lifestyle.
8:00 AM: Landing at Lukla airport,
you’ll take a short break for refueling and take in the local culture and lifestyle. 8:15 AM: Fully refueled, you’ll take off again, ready for the next leg of your journey.
8:15 – 8:30 AM: Fly to Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)
After refueling at Lukla airport, you’ll fly to Kala Patthar, a viewpoint that offers an unparalleled panoramic view of the Khumbu region, including the mighty peaks of Mt. Everest, Pumori, and Lhotse. During the flight, the guide will give you information about the places you’re flying over, including the location of the legendary Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu glacier. As you fly over Kala Patthar, you’ll have a great view of the mountains.
8:30 – 8:45 AM: Land and Explore around Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)
After flying to Kala Patthar, you will land and have the opportunity to explore the area. At an altitude of 5,450 meters, Kala Patthar offers a stunning panoramic view of the Khumbu region and the chance to see the majestic peaks of Mt. Everest, Pumori, and Lhotse up close. You will have 15 minutes to take in the view, snap some photos, and soak in the unforgettable experience.
9:00 – 9:30 AM: Breakfast Time at Everest View Hotel
Syangboche is home to the world-famous Everest View Hotel, renowned for its stunning views of Mt. Everest from every angle. This luxurious hotel is the perfect spot to take in the mesmerizing beauty of the snow-capped peaks and indulge in a hearty and filling breakfast while taking in the majestic view.
9:30 – 10:00 AM: Fly to Lukla and Refuel
After a delicious breakfast, you’ll fly back to Lukla, enjoying the stunning views of the Himalayas. A quick refueling stop at Lukla airport before flying back to Kathmandu.
10:00 – 11:00 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu
As you fly back, you’ll have one last chance to see the diversity of the landscapes of the Everest region, including Namche Bazaar, Lukla, and Phakding. Once you land in Kathmandu, you’ll be transported back to your hotel in comfortable, private transport, marking the end of an unforgettable adventure.
Note: We organize Heli services all over Nepal, especially in the Himalaya area so instead of Everest you can fly to Annapurna, Manaslu, or Langtang which are the major touring attractions of Nepal.
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How long is the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp?
The tour typically lasts around 4-5 hours, including flying time and stopovers.
How many people can fit in one helicopter?
Most helicopters used for the tour can seat 4 passengers.
Can I land on the base camp?
Landing on the base camp is not allowed due to safety and environmental concerns. However, you will fly over the base camp and get close enough for great views. But you can land on Kalapathar hill.
Is it safe to take a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp?
Helicopter tours to Everest Base Camp are generally considered safe. However, as with any form of travel, there are inherent risks.
Are there any age or health restrictions for the tour?
Age and health restrictions can vary depending on the tour operator. It is best to check with the company before booking.
What is the best time of year to take the tour?
The best time to take the tour is in the spring and fall when the weather is the most stable.
Is the tour suitable for people with limited mobility?
The tour is generally not suitable for people with limited mobility as it involves flying in a small aircraft.
What is included in the tour price?
The tour price typically includes the helicopter ride, as well as any necessary permits and fees.
Are there any additional costs?
Additional costs can include meals, accommodation, and travel insurance.
How do I book a tour?
You can book a tour through a travel agent or directly through the tour operator.
Can I customize the tour to my preferences?
Some tour operators may be able to customize the tour to your preferences, such as adding a stopover or a longer flight time.
What should I wear and bring on the tour?
Warm clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended.
Are there any risks of altitude sickness?
There is a risk of altitude sickness as the helicopter flies at high altitudes.
Can I take photos and videos during the tour?
Yes, you can take photos and videos during the tour.
What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellation policies can vary depending on the tour operator. Be sure to check the policy before booking.