Mountain Flight

Everest Helicopter Tour


Everest Helicopter Tour provides a unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the Khumbu region and Mount Everest in just one day. The stunning snow-capped Himalayas, glaciers, and Sherpa settlements are best seen from the sky. You will travel in a luxurious Wind Dancer helicopter on a four-hour journey, beginning in Kathmandu. Our representative will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the International Airport, where the helicopter awaits. After approximately an hour of flight time, the helicopter will land at Lukla for refueling before continuing the exciting aerial tour of the Khumbu region.

 

During the helicopter ride, you will enjoy comfortable, forward-facing seats that offer unparalleled views of the world's tallest peaks. The flight takes you above the Khumbu Glacier and Everest Base Camp, providing a breathtaking and unforgettable experience. The helicopter will land at either Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar (5,545 meters) after a 20–25-minute flight. From there, you will have a face-to-face view of Mount Everest, Nuptse West Face, Lhotse, Khumbutse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam, providing an up-close and personal look at these majestic peaks.

After you've taken in the breathtaking sights and captured the beauty of the Khumbu region, your helicopter will fly you to the Everest View Hotel for breakfast. You can savor a delicious hot Himalayan breakfast while taking in the stunning views of the Himalayas surrounding you. After breakfast, your helicopter will take off and briefly stop in Lukla for refueling before continuing to Kathmandu.

Upon arrival at the airport, our representative will escort you back to your hotel, where you can reflect on your unforgettable experience during your Everest Helicopter Tour. This fantastic excursion offers a unique opportunity to see the Khumbu region from a bird's-eye view, with unparalleled views of the world's tallest peaks and beautiful landscapes that will leave a lasting impression.

 

Everest Helicopter Flight Tour Overviews


 

  • Awe-Inspiring Views: Soar above the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest, and witness breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas.

  • Efficiency and Luxury: Experience the convenience and luxury of a helicopter tour, allowing you to witness the Everest region's beauty in a shorter time frame with comfort.

  • Landing at Everest Base Camp: Enjoy the unique opportunity to land there, get close to the iconic landmark, and take in the surrounding mountainous terrain.

  • Kathmandu to Everest: Depart from Kathmandu and witness the dramatic landscape transformation as you journey towards the Everest region.

  • Expert Guidance: Benefit from experienced pilots' expertise in providing insightful commentary, enhancing your understanding of the Everest region's geography and history.

  • Memorable Photo Opportunities: Capture stunning aerial photographs of the world's highest peaks and the picturesque landscapes of the Everest region.

  • Exclusive Adventure: The Everest Helicopter Tour offers an exclusive and unforgettable adventure, providing a bird's-eye view of one of the planet's most majestic and renowned mountain landscapes.


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Trip Itinerary

Day 01-0530-0630-AM: Transfer to the domestic terminal of the International Airport in Kathmandu.

Our Everest helicopter tour departs from the International Airport in Kathmandu. We will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning and drive you to the airport's domestic terminal to begin the tour.

Day 01-0630-0700-AM: Preparation and processing to take your scheduled helicopter flight to EBC with a landing.

During check-in for your flight to Lukla, your guide will be on hand to assist you with the process and any luggage you may have. It's important to remember to bring your passport and tickets with you to the airport. Once you have checked in, an airport officer will verify your documents and ticket before you are ready to board your flight.

Day 01-0700-0800-AM: Fly to Lukla (2,845 meters)

Once you have completed your airport formalities, you will board your flight to Lukla. As you take off, you will be greeted by breathtaking views of green hills and picturesque villages, including Dolakha and Jiri. During the helicopter ride, you will soar over the Lamjura-La Pass (3,550 m), which is surrounded by lush rhododendron forests. After approximately 45 minutes, you will arrive in Lukla, which sits at an elevation of 2,820 meters above sea level. The town is renowned for its small airport, which features one of the shortest runways in the world. As you land in Lukla, you will be treated to stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range.

Day 01-0800-0815-AM: Flight Refueling

Upon landing in Lukla, you will have the opportunity to experience the unique local culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people. While the helicopter refuels, you can take some time to explore the town and its surroundings, which offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Overall, it typically takes around 15 minutes to refuel the helicopter and complete any necessary preparations before continuing on your journey to your destination in the Everest region.

Day 01-0815-0830-AM: Fly to Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)

Once the helicopter is refueled at Lukla airport, you will take off for Kala Patthar. In the latter half of the flight, you will be treated to breathtaking views of some of the world's highest peaks, such as Everest, Pumori, and Lhotse. As you fly over Kala Patthar, in particular, you'll have an excellent vantage point to see these majestic mountains up close and appreciate their incredible scale and beauty.

Day 01-0830-0845-AM: Land and Explore around Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)

This helicopter tour is more than just a scenic flight - it's an immersive and unforgettable experience. During the 3-4 hour tour, you will have the opportunity to land at Kala Patthar, one of the most stunning vantage points in the Khumbu region of Nepal. From here, you can fully appreciate the majestic peaks and breathtaking landscapes that surround you. Although the ground time at Kala Patthar is relatively brief - just 15 minutes - it's more than enough time to soak up the incredible views and marvel at the beauty of the Himalayas. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you won't want to miss!

Day 01-0845-0900-AM: Fly to Syangboche (Everest View Hotel) (3,950 meters)

Throughout the duration of the mountain flight, you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will provide fascinating insights and information about the stunning sites that you will witness from your unique vantage point. As the vibrant colors of a Himalayan sunrise unfold before you, you'll feel truly immersed in the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the region.

After experiencing the magic of Kala Patthar, your journey will continue with a flight to the world's highest-situated hotel, the Everest View Hotel. Here, you will enjoy a hearty breakfast while taking in breathtaking views of the Khumbu Glacier, Gorak Shep, monasteries, chortens, and snow-capped peaks of the Everest region. The flight itself offers an incredible perspective on the stunning natural landscapes that make this part of the world so unique and breathtaking. Be prepared to have your appetite whetted for further helicopter tours in the future!

Day 01-0900-0930-AM: Breakfast Time at Everest View Hotel

Syangboche is a renowned destination for its famous Everest View Hotel, which offers stunning views of Mt. Everest from every corner. The hotel is the perfect place to enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the snow-capped peaks of the region in complete luxury.

During your visit to the hotel, you will be treated to a hearty breakfast that will provide you with plenty of energy for the rest of your adventure. You'll also have the opportunity to take in the incredible views of Mt. Everest that the hotel is known for. It's an experience that you won't want to miss, and one that will leave you feeling inspired and energized.

Day 01-0930-1000-AM: Fly to Lukla and Refuel

Once you've finished your delicious breakfast at the Everest View Hotel, you'll board the helicopter for the return flight to Lukla. Along the way, you'll be treated to more breathtaking views of the Himalayas, and you'll have the chance to appreciate their beauty from a unique perspective.

Upon arriving in Lukla, the helicopter will land for 15 minutes to refuel, and then you'll continue on your journey back to Kathmandu. As you fly, you'll be able to reflect on the incredible experience you've just had, and you'll undoubtedly feel inspired by the majesty of the Himalayas.

Day 01-10-11-AM: Fly back to Kathmandu

Before concluding your journey and returning to Kathmandu, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a bird's-eye view of several beautiful locations in the Everest region. From high above, you'll be able to appreciate the incredible diversity of landscapes in the region, including lush forests, rugged mountains, and quaint villages.

After this awe-inspiring flight, you'll be transported back to your hotel in a comfortable, private vehicle, where you can reflect on the unforgettable experiences of your Everest helicopter tour.

Cost & Dates

The cost on our website is for 6 to 12 people in a group. This trip can be organized as a private, depending on group size and at least two people upon request. However, our cost depends upon:-

  • The trip cost depends upon the group size
  • Hotel accommodation category and client’s budget
  • This trekking itinerary can be modified according to your time and requirements.
  • The price shall be adjusted in our mutual understanding if the client intends to add some extra services.
Trip Dates Trip Cost Status Inquiry
Daily USD USD 1,200.00 Per Person (Group Joining) Avaiable Inquiry

Cost Includes:

  • Chartered Helicopter.
  • All government tax.
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary.
  • Passenger insurance.

Trip FAQ

What is the duration of the Everest Helicopter Flight Tour?
The duration of the Everest Helicopter Flight Tour is usually around 3-4 hours, depending on the specific tour package.

What is the maximum number of people allowed on a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp?
The maximum number of people allowed in a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp varies by the helicopter company and tour package. However, most tours can accommodate up to five passengers.

What should I wear for the Everest Helicopter Flight Tour?
It's recommended to dress in layers and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Additionally, it's important to wear a warm jacket, hat, and gloves, as temperatures can be quite cold at higher elevations.

Is there an age limit for the Everest Helicopter Flight Tour?
There is no specific age limit for the Everest Helicopter Flight Tour. However, it's important to consult with a doctor if you have any health concerns or medical conditions that may affect your ability to fly at high altitudes.

Is oxygen provided during the flight?
Most helicopter tour operators provide oxygen masks in case of emergency. However, it's not typically necessary for passengers to use oxygen during the flight.

Is it safe to take the Everest Helicopter Flight Tour?
Helicopter tour operators in Nepal have a good safety record, and safety is a top priority for all flights. However, it's important to choose a reputable tour operator and follow all safety instructions provided by the crew.

What happens in case of bad weather on the day of the flight?
In case of bad weather, the helicopter tour may be rescheduled for a later date or time. It's important to check the weather forecast before the scheduled flight and to remain flexible in case of changes.

What is the passenger's weight limit?
The helicopter capacity during Everest Base Camp Heli Tour is five passengers and one captain. The passenger weight limit from Kathmandu to Lukla is 500 kg. At the same time, the weight limit from Lukla to Kala Patthar/ base camp is 250 kg. So, we have to run two shuttle flights from Lukla by spitting a body weight of 250 kg on average.

How high can we fly the helicopter around Everest?
The summit of Mt. Everest lies at 8,848 meters above sea level. Several factors limit the ability to fly the helicopter around Everest, such as sub-freezing temperatures, hurricane-force winds, and air pressure. Besides, the air is too thin at such a high altitude, so most helicopters couldn’t generate enough lift to remain airborne.

So during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter ride, we will fly around 5,000 meters to 5,500 meters high. But please note that the flying height of the helicopter will depend on engine ability too.

Can a solo traveler join a group for the Everest Helicopter Tour?
Yes, solo travelers can join a group for the Everest Helicopter Tour. The tour operators usually organize group tours and allow solo travelers to join them. However, it depends on the availability of seats in the group tour. It is always recommended to check with the tour operator about their policy on solo travelers and group tours before booking.

Can we take kids on this Everest Helicopter Tour?
Yes, of course, you can bring your children on this flight without any problem. Our Everest helicopter tour is designed to provide a luxurious and comfortable experience, which is perfectly suitable for people of all ages, including children and older adults. We take all necessary safety precautions to ensure the well-being of our passengers, including providing appropriate gear and equipment. However, we recommend consulting with your doctor before embarking on any high-altitude adventure, especially if you are traveling with young children or elderly people.

 

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