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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

July 3, 2018

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest base camp Helicopter tour is just a few hours stunning Tour over the Himalayas.  This beautiful helicopter tour begins from Kathmandu in the morning basically because of mountain weather. The Everest base camp helicopter tour is a newly made concept for those people who don’t have enough time to explore Everest base came and Kalapather as it is truly heavenly made and one of the most visited trekking routes in Nepal.

The helicopter as straight to Lukla Tenzing Hillary Airport which is about a 45-minute flight then continue to fly to Everest base camp then land at Kalapather edge for 4 to 5 minute to taking photographs of Everest base camp, Everest peak and so many other towering peaks we then fly back over the Khumbu Glacier to Syangboche stop again  15 minutes for breakfast in the Himalaya then Fly Back to Kathmandu Via Lukla. It is one of the easiest ways to explore Everest base camp and Kalapather instead of trekking.

In this wonderful tour over the Himalayas, you will get a chance to observe the bay and best of Nepal Himalayas with a 3 to 4 hours trip instead of 2 weeks walking from Lukla-EBC-Lukla.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Highlights

  • Visit Everest Base Camp & Kalapather in a Helicopter,
  • Lifetime experience of a helicopter flight over the 2nd biggest Glacier and Himalayas,
  • Explore major Everest region and get an up-close view of Mt, Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and other many,
  • A chance to see the geographical features and Sherpa settlements,

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Flying schedule:

  • 5.30 am: Drive to Airport.
  • 6:30 am: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. (15-minute break for fuel refilling)
  • 6.45 am Lukla to Kalapather via Everest Base Camp. ( stop for a photograph about 5-minute Kalapather)
  • 07:5 am: Fly from Kalapathar to Syangbuche for Breakfast(15 to 20-minute break)
  • 07:25 am Syangboche to Kathmandu via Lukla.
  • 08:30 am: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport then drops at your hotel by car/jeep.

Note: This itinerary will customize if needed and have requested from the clients.

Everest base camp helicopter tour price:

The helicopter price for the Everest base camp Heli tour is not so much expensive if you are in a group. the cost of the helicopter will depend on the Altitudes as they have shortened rules that only 3 people can fly to Everest base camp because of altitude. so maximum 3 people they can lift all around Everest base camp Kalapather and back to Kathmandu in this round trip including your breakfast in the Himalaya, it cost 1490$ Per person or if you are just single 3990$ for a whole helicopter, it’s your private trip if you pay 3,990$.

General pricelist of helicopter tour in Everest Region:

  • Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter price(Renting one helicopter price)- 2600 $
  • Kathmandu to Everest base camp one-way helicopter price- 3,800$
  • Everest base camp or Rorakshep to Lukla- 1,500$
  • Gokyo to Kathmandu- 3,700$
  • Namche to Kathmandu helicopter flight cost – 3,100$

Note: The helicopter can’t lift more than 3 people above 5,000 m similarly from 4000  high they can lift 4 to 5 people.

Which Company for Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour?

There are thousands of trekking agencies inside of  Nepal and outside where so many trekkers book their trek and tour but The price and quality of services defer the price. Many trekkers beliefs that the big and popular travel agency gives quality services and price too that is all illusion because the guide for Heli tour, trekking, tour most of them they are related to many different trek and tour agency that means wherever they get a better salary and service them move so can’t be the same guide at the same place for a long time, the local travel agency and operator also can manage same service and the same helicopter as we have to limit helicopter company in Nepal.

Either an international agency for this trip or a local trekking agency the services will be very similar hence, whichever trekking and travel agency you trust just do it but noted the agency is legalized or not.

How long does Helicopter take from Kathmandu -Everest base camp and Kathmandu?

Helicopter flight begins from Kathmandu and ends also in Kathmandu airport but there will be several places helicopters will have to stop to refill the fuel and to show the Himalayan vistas for travelers.  the common schedule for Everest base camp Heli tour is with breakfast in between but if you skip that part then the time of Everest base camp Heli tour will be shorter but in average time is about 3 hours to go and back from Kathmandu. approximate time schedule for this trip:

  • Your hotel to Kathmandu Airport – 25 Minute
  • Kathmandu Airport to Lukla- 50 Minute flight
  • Fuel refilling time at Lukla15 to 20 minute
  • Lukla to Kalapather landing spot- 20 Minute
  • Landing time approximately at Kalapather is about 5 minute
  • Kalapathar to Syangboche- 5 to 10 minute
  • Breakfast break at Syangboche – 25 minute
  • Syangboche to Kathmandu-  1 hour and 10 minutes about.
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