Everest Base Camp by helicopter is a popular option for those who want to experience the awe-inspiring views of Mount Everest without having to trek for several days. It’s perfect for those who may not have the time or physical ability to do the trek, or for those who are looking for a more comfortable way to reach the base camp.
The helicopter tour typically takes around 4 hours and offers an aerial view of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many more. It also allows you to see the famous Khumbu Glacier and the South Base Camp of Mount Everest.
Additionally, flying to the base camp by helicopter is a great way to acclimatize to the altitude before attempting to climb Mount Everest. This way, you will have a better chance of avoiding altitude sickness and you will have a much more chance of reaching the summit.
Another benefit is that it will also save you a lot of time as the round trip flight to base camp and back is roughly 4 hour and 30 minutes, compared to the 12 days trekking and back.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Highlights
- Blissful Helicopter ride from Kathmandu to the Everest.
- Visit amazing Sagarmatha National Park exploring the wilderness vast range of flora & fauna.
- You can have a privilege of landing at Kala Patthar, 5545 meters for 10 min.
- You get to fly over the major places of the Everest region within 4 hours.
- Get the panoramic views of the Himalayas of Nepal.
- Capture mesmerizing sunrise over the giant peaks
- Explore colorful prayer flags, monasteries, chortens reflecting Tibetan culture.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Facts
|Tour Name||Everest Base Camp Helicopter Ride (4 hours)|
|Tour Location||Kathmandu – Lukla – Syangboche – Kala Patthar – Kathmandu|
|Trek Grade||Luxury Holidays/Family Holidays/Couple Holidays|
|Highest Elevation||5,644m / 18,519 ft | Kala Patthar|
|Pickup Points||Hotel in Kathmandu|
|Trip activities||Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing experience at Kalapather,
stop one hour at hotel everest view for Breakfast time.
|Group Size||2-5 Persons.|
Romantic Everest Helicopter Tours for Two
Romantic helicopter tours offer a unique and special way for couples to experience the beauty of a location together. Some reasons why a helicopter tour can be romantic include:
- The intimate setting of a helicopter allows for a private and exclusive experience for just the two of you.
- The aerial views offered by a helicopter tour can provide a different perspective of a location, and can be especially breathtaking when experienced with a loved one.
- A helicopter tour can be a special and once-in-a-lifetime experience, making it a perfect way to create lasting memories as a couple.
- Many helicopter tour operators offer special packages or options for couples, such as champagne or flowers on board, which can add to the romantic atmosphere.
- Some romantic helicopter tours include landing on a remote location, where couples can enjoy a private picnic or even propose on a private location with a beautiful view.
Overall, a romantic helicopter tour can be a unique and special way for couples to bond and create unforgettable memories together.
Day 1: Kathmandu to Kala Patthar via Everest Base Camp (Flight time: 3-4 hours)
5:30 – 6:30 AM: Hotel pick up and drop to the domestic terminal of International Airport, Kathmandu.
Your Everest helicopter tour will start from International Airport, Kathmandu. Early in the morning, we will pick you from the hotel and drive to the airport’s domestic terminal.
6:30 – 7:00 AM: Preparation and processing to take your scheduled helicopter flight to EBC with a landing.
Your guide will assist you with the check-in process and luggage. Make sure to carry your passport and tickets. After checking in, an airport officer will check your documents and ticket, and you will be ready to fly to Lukla.
7:00 – 8:00 AM: Fly to Lukla (2,845 meters)
Once you complete your airport formalities, you will proceed to fly Lukla. As you begin to fly, you will be welcomed by the fantastic vistas of green hills, and passing through Dolakha village reaches Jiri village. Heli ride continues over the Lamjura-La Pass (3,550 m) covered in thick rhododendron forests.
After 45 minutes, you will land at Lukla with magnificent views of the chains of the Himalayas. Lukla lies at 2,820 meters above sea level. Lukla is famous for Lukla airport, which has a small runway in the world.
8: 00 – 8:15 AM: Flight Refueling at Lukla Airport
Once you land at Lukla, you will start witnessing the local Sherpa culture and lifestyle. At the airport, you will see many Sherpa guides and porters waiting for their clients. It will take around 15 minutes to refuel the flight.
8:15 – 8:30 AM: Fly to Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)
After refueling at Lukla airport, you will fly to Kala Patthar. The inflight commentary will tell you exactly where you are, whether it’s the legendary Everest Base Camp or the mighty Khumbu glacier. In the second half of the flight, you will get great views of the mountains such as Everest, Pumori, and Lhotse summit when flying over the Kala Patthar.
8:30 – 8:45 AM: Land and Explore around Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)
This helicopter tour is more than just a flight where you can gawp at the breathtaking landscapes before you. The 3-4 hours Everest Helicopter tour lets you land in the Kalapatthar, where you will indulge in the view of the mighty, majestic peaks of the Khumbu region of Nepal. Fifteen minutes on the ground may not sound like a lot, but it’s far enough to find out splendid views of the scenic mountain beauty.
8:45 – 9:00 AM: Fly to Syangboche (Everest View Hotel) (3,950 meters)
Throughout this mountain flight, you will be accompanied by a guide who will tell you all you need to know about the sites you have a bird’s eye view of as the vibrant colors of a sunrise in paradise merge into one. This short flight is bound to arouse your appetite for another helicopter tour.
After enjoying the magical moments at Kala Patthar, you will fly to the world’s highest situated hotel, Everest View Hotel, for a hearty breakfast. The flight offers marvelous views of Khumbu Glacier, Gorak Shep, monasteries, Chortens, and snow-clad peaks of the Everest region.
9:00 – 9:30 AM: Breakfast Time at Everest View Hotel
Syangboche is well-known for Everest View hotel, famous for getting Mt. Everest’s view from every corner. It is an ideal place to get the mesmerizing scene of snow-capped peaks in luxury. You will have a hearty filling breakfast at Everest view hotel with splendid Everest view.
9:30 – 10:00 AM: Fly to Lukla and Refuel
After having an excellent breakfast in the hotel, you will fly back to the Lukla with the astonishing views of the Himalayas. There is nothing more exciting than a clear bird’s eye view of the Himalayas up close. Once again, the flight will land at Lukla for 15 minutes for refueling and fly back to Kathmandu.
10:00 – 11:00 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu
Finally, before heading back to Kathmandu, you will see the full range of the Everest region landscapes’ diversity as you look down on the Namche Bazaar, Lukla, and Phakding. After this exhilarating flight, you will be taken back to your hotel in comfortable, private transport.
4 hrs private charter helicopter
All transfer by luxury private Car
Everest National Park fess
Farewell dinner in typical Restaurant
Government and local taxes.
Lunch and Dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks).
All entrance fees.
Personal travel and medical insurance.
Any kind of personal expense.
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
||Availability||Cost USD||Cost INR||Join|
|2019-03-17||2 Seats||USD 1400/pp||INR 89,250 / pp|
|2019-03-22||3 Seats||USD 1600/pp||INR 102,250 / pp|
|2019-09-10||2 Seats||USD 1900/pp||INR 121,125 / pp|
|2019-09-15||3 Seats||USD 1600/pp||INR 102,250 / pp|
|2019-09-25||1 Seats||USD 1700/pp||INR 106,250 / pp|