Everest Base Camp Helicopter TourEverest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • DestinationNepal
  • Duration5 Hours
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude5550 meters
  • Starts/EndsKathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Trip StyleTour
  • Group Size1-5 Pax.
  • Best SeasonAutumn and Spring
  • Discover the Everest region closely and enjoy the glimpse of the Sherpa Village and their culture.
  • Bird’s eye view of the breathtaking scenery of Nepal’s green lush forest, deep gorges, villages, and flowing rivers.
  • Enjoy the thrilling 360 degrees view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, etc. from Kalapatthar.
  • Everest Heli Tour with Landing at Kalapatthar offers panoramic views.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Overview 

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the perfect choice for those who have limited time but want to explore the mountains. It is a unique and luxurious way to experience the beauty of the Everest Region in a quick time. EBC helicopter tour with landing offers you closeup views of mountains from the start of the tour till the end. Of course, the Everest Base Camp Trekis a wonderful way to explore the Khumbu region. However, Heli Tour to EBC allows you to experience the whole region with Bird’s eye views.

The EBC tour begins with the breathtaking views of Kathmandu Valley to Lukla. From Lukla, the flight proceeds towards Kalapathar, the best viewpoint to have a close view of Mt Everest and the other 20 peaks. The flight reaches Kalapathar- the highest point of this tour provides a breathtaking view of mountain ranges includes, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, etc. You will have five to ten minutes at Kalapathar to enjoy the grandest views of Mountain peaks and capture some memories. The helicopter then flies towards Syangboche, where around 30 minutes are spent at a hotel for breakfast enjoying the mesmerizing views of Everest and surrounding ranges. After breakfast, the flight takes off to Lukla and then back to Kathmandu, ending the unforgettable lifetime experience of the Everest Heli Tour.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour safety measures

As we operate an EBC Helicopter Tour in Nepal, which involves a high-altitude flight reaching 5,643 meters, our top priority is ensuring the safety of our passengers. We take several measures to ensure the safety of our passengers during the tour. However, passengers also have to follow certain rules to make the Heli tour to Everest successful.

  • Experienced pilots who have extensive knowledge of the region’s weather conditions, topography, and flight routes
  • Not to smoke inside the Helicopter.
  • Follow the rules and guidance of the Polit.
  • Try not to open the door or window during the ride.
  • Make sure you have fastened your seat belt properly. 
  • If you feel uneasy during the ride, tell about it your pilot immediately. 

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Costs

Tour Costs in Group:

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour packages range from $1000 to $1200 and fluctuate as per customization and group size. The maximum pax in a group during the Heli Tour is 5 people.

Private Helicopter Tour Costs to Everest Base Camp:

For private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour packages, price range from $3900 to $5000 and fluctuate as per customization. Private Heli Tour is popular for giving surprise trips to your loved ones or celebrating the anniversary.

What to pack for the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour?

EBC Heli tour is not as technical and difficult as Everest Base Camp Trek. However, you may need some gear just to avoid the cold and altitude sickness during the Heli Tour to Everest Base Camp. So, do not think about carrying too much stuff. Sun Glasses, warm hats, Sunscreen, Camera lens, Power Bank (if you need it), warm jackets and trousers, and a set of warm socks. Likewise, you can carry some light snacks or bars.  

How long does Everest Helicopter Tour take?

Everest Helicopter Tour duration varies depending on the specific tour package you choose. A standard time for EBC Helicopter Tour is 4-5 hours, which includes a stopover at Kalapattar for around 10 minutes and 30 minutes breakfast break at Everest View Hotel.


5:30 AM: Transfer to the Domestic Terminal of the Trubhuwan International Airport.

Early in the morning a representatives from CTN will be at your hotel to pick you up and take you to the airport. It takes around 15-20 minutes to reach the domestic terminal.


6:00 AM: Check in at the airportand take off the Heli.

After arriving at airport we will do check in and other paper work and head towards helicopter.


7:45: Fly to Lukla from Tribhuwan international Airport.


The flight will take off to Lukla which takes around 45 minutes. The Lukla Airport is known as one of the most dangerous airports in the world at 2860 meters elevation. Right from the moment you take off the views from the air is so mesmerizing. Upon reaching Lukla, spend 10-15 minutes out there while Helicopter is refueling its Gas.


8:45: Helicopter ride from Lukla to Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp


After fueling up at Lukla, the charter moves ahead to Everest Base camp within half and hour. Witness the bird’s eye views of Namche Bazaar and Sagarmatha National Park from the air. Similarly, the Heli ride offers outstanding views of monasteries, sherpa villages, suspension bridges, and mountains.


9:30 AM: Land at Kala Patthar and spend 5-10 minutes


Landing at 5555 meters height at Kalapathhar is the vantage view point of this Heli Tour to Everest. You will spend around 5-10 minutes exploring around the mountains. After spending quality time over there, we will fly over Everest Base Camp where you can see many camps and climbers ready to climb the Everest.


9:50 AM: Fly to Hotel Everest View


After capturing some memories at Kalapatthar, we fly towards Everest View hotel and have a breakfast. The Helicopter will stop over here for 30 odd minutes. Enjoy the delicious breakfast witnessing some of the highest peaks in the world, including, Mt. Everest.


10:30 AM: Fly from Everest View Hotel to Lukla


After finishing breakfast, the flight will take you back to Lukla and refuel it. You will be spending around 10 minutes at Lukla.


10:50 AM: Fly Back Kathmandu


The final phase of your flight to Kathmandu enjoying the scenic views of hills and mountains to Kathmandu. It takes around 45 minutes to Land at Kathmandu.


11:40 AM: Drive back to Hotel via private vehicle


Our representatives from CTN will pick you up from domestic terminal and take back to your hotel.


  • Max Altitude:5555 meters
  • Time:4-5 Hours

The mentioned time may varies according to the situation of the weather. We give you the information about the time on the particular day of the tour.


What's Included


  • Private vehicle to the airport and back to the hotel from the airport
  • Oxygen cylinder, if needed
  • Government Taxes
  • Company service charges
What's not Excluded


  • Food and drinks during the trip
  • Personal gear and jackets
  • Tips and donations
  • Breakfast at Everest View Hotel


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