Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour | 1 day
Everest Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - 1 Day

Group Adventures
Personalized Adventures
Duration1 Day
CountryNepal
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude5,364 m. (17,598 ft)
Group Size1-5
StartsKathmandu domestic airport
EndsKathmandu domestic airport
Travel StyleGroup Joining
Best Time"To enjoy the views, plan your visit during the March to May or October to December."

There couldn't be an easier and more comfortable way to explore the Khumbu region than the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. To make the tour even more grand, participants get to land at the Hotel Everest View for a delightful breakfast with a view. We, Recreation Holidays, welcome all ages of travelers for the Mount Everest helicopter tour in Nepal. 

The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour starts from Kathmandu. The tour lasts 4 to 5 hours. It is a morning activity, so you will be done by 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. These days, the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing has become one of the most sought-after ways to explore the Khumbu region. It is comfortable, safe, and requires only a few hours of your day. 

During the Mount Everest helicopter tour from Kathmandu, all participants get full window seats with ample space to enjoy the flight. The captain will help you identify the mountains, villages, and glaciers. He will be your guide. For an intimate experience, you can also hire a guide or photographer for the tour. It will cost you a little additional money. 

Highlights

  • Enjoy a comfortable and safe helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp

  • The easiest and quickest way to explore the Everest Base Camp, the lap of the tallest mountain in the world
  • Enjoy the stunning aerial views of Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Icefall, and Kala Patthar 
  • Witness aerial views of the major Sherpa villages like Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep 
  • Enjoy landing at the Lukla airport to refuel the helicopter
  • Have a breakfast at the Hotel Everest View, a famous luxury lodge located above Namche Bazaar
  • Witness jaw-dropping aerial views of some of the greatest mountains on Earth, along with diverse landscapes
  • A perfect adventure package for family, groups, friends, solo travelers, etc
  • Every passenger gets a full window seat to enjoy the helicopter flight
  • Travelers of all ages can do the EBC helicopter tour without any worries

What to expect during the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing?

The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is adventurous and offers jaw-dropping aerial mountain views. You will find yourself in the great Himalayan range within a few minutes of flying from Kathmandu. Likewise, landing at Lukla and the Hotel Everest View allows for an immersive experience as you get to touch the land and feel the air of the Himalayas. 

You will see many mountains during the helicopter tour, like Everest (8,849 m/29,032 ft), Kanchenjunga (8,586 m/28,169 ft), Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft), Makalu (8,463 m/27,766 ft), Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft), Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft), Thamserku (6,608 m/21,680 ft), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m/24,350 ft), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m/23,734 ft), etc.

The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing is definitely a luxurious trip in Nepal. If your budget allows, then there is no limit for you in the sky. You can even extend your helicopter tour to Gokyo Lakes. Likewise, we also offer helicopter tours to Gosaikunda Lake, Muktinath Temple, and pretty much throughout Nepal. 

If you want to do a helicopter tour in Nepal, get in touch with us and share your destination. Our team will make your request real. 

Everest Base Camp helicopter tour cost 2024/2025

Our Everest Base Camp helicopter tour cost starts at USD 1,500 per person. However, the cost of the package may vary as per the group size and services asked by the participants. Group joining cost is usually lower than an individual joining or private charter. If you are a group of 3 to 5 or more travelers, you can expect a starting price of USD 1,400 to USD 1,300 per head. 

You can do the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with your families and friends. Solo travelers can join one of our fixed departure tours or opt for charting the whole flight. Joining our fixed departure dates allows you to enjoy the Everest helicopter tour with like-minded individuals from around the world. In the peak seasons, we have daily departures for the EBC heli tour.

*Note: Above Pheriche village (4,371 m/14,340 ft), the combined weight limit for five passengers should not be 250 kg in one helicopter. So, in case the weight exceeds, we will use an additional shuttle, and the expenses must be handled by the group. Or, we can shift the participants into another group, as per the availability. So, if you have your own 3 to 5 people group, you may get separated. 

Group Everest base camp helicopter tour cost details

We have the best Everest Base Camp helicopter tour cost for groups. As mentioned earlier, the cost of the package slightly differs as per the group size. Below, we have made a table that shows the per head cost for Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing for different group sizes. 

No. of participants Package cost Extra shuttle (if needed) 2024 Booking
1 USD 1,300 per person USD 700 per shuttle Contact Us
2 USD 1,280 per person USD 700 per shuttle Contact Us
3 USD 1,270 per person USD 700 per shuttle Contact Us
4 USD 1,260 per person USD 700 per shuttle Contact Us
5 USD 1,250 per person USD 700 per shuttle Contact Us

Private Everest base camp helicopter tour cost details 

A private Everest Base Camp helicopter tour usually means you will be charting the entire helicopter. Up to 5 passengers, excluding the pilot, fly at a time in a helicopter (maintaining 250 kg overall weight). If you book a private helicopter tour with us, you will have a 5-passenger seat limit. Now, you can fly alone or with your loved ones as you wish. 

Below, we have made a table for the Everest private helicopter tour cost: 

No. of participants Package cost Extra shuttle (if needed) 2024 Booking
1-5 USD 6,500 per person USD 700 per shuttle Contact Us
 
Everest Base Camp helicopter tour packing list

For the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, you will need the following things:

  • Comfortable clothing (layering is recommended as temperatures can vary)
  • Light jacket or water (climate can get cold at higher altitudes)
  • Comfortable shoes with warm socks
  • Scarf, beanie, gloves
  • Backpack to store essentials
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • SPF and lip balm
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Cash (small bills for breakfast, airport tax, etc)
  • Camera and cellphone

*Note: Do understand that during the EBC helicopter tour, you will be exposed to different elevations and climatic zones. If you are doing this tour in the spring and autumn seasons, the weather will be fine in Kathmandu. However, at Lukla and above it you may need a warm layer. So, carry a few warm pieces. You can keep it in your daypack and wear it if needed. 

Why do the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with Recreation Holidays?

We have the best Mont Everest helicopter tour price in the market. Our team's expertise and dedication allow for a hassle-free helicopter tour. We work with the best helicopter service provider in the country and pilots who have hundreds of hours of flying experience in the Himalayas. 

It allows us to provide a comfortable and safe helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu. Both solo travelers and groups can do the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing with us. We have regular helicopter tour dates in spring and autumn that allow travelers to join the trip right away. 

There is no long progress with us. Just contact us, share your departure date, pay the tour cost, and join the trip. We also take last-minute bookings, so you can join the EBC helicopter tour on the same day. To book your seat, check our available dates or make the booking through our direct booking button on the package page. 

Why Everest Base Camp helicopter tour?

The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour allows travelers to enjoy the beauty of the Khumbu region comfortably. It is the most superior and excellent way to travel in the Himalayas. You do not have to worry about tiring walking, spending a long time in the mountains, and altitude sickness. Travelers with limited time or who wish to make a lifetime memory in a very short time can opt for the Mount Everest helicopter tour from Kathmandu.

Below are some of the reasons that make the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing a must-do in Nepal:

Easily accessible:

Unlike trekking, the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour allows easy access to the Himalayas. You can join the tour right away. No physical preparations are needed. Book the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour through our site or visit our office. Our team will do the process quickly and arrange everything for the tour in a day. 

Time benefit:

You can complete the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour in 4 to 5 hours. The tour happens in the early morning hours, so by 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, you will be done with the tour. Similarly, you do not have to spend multiple days trekking. It is perfect for travelers who have a free day in Kathmandu or a free morning and want to do something fun and exciting. 

Stunning aerial mountain views:

Not many travelers have seen the aerial panorama of the Himalayas. Trust us, it is to die for. You will see diverse landscapes and tall mountains all around you. Likewise, the aerial views of glaciers, verdant valleys, dense forests, gorges, etc are also fantastic. Very few travelers visiting Nepal get to witness the aerial panorama of the Khumbu region, so you will be among those handful of people. 

Safe

You may hesitate to do a trek in the Himalayas because of the rugged terrain and altitude sickness. But this is not the case with the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. It is 100% safe. You do not have to worry about anything. Our professional ground team takes care of all the safety precautions. 

No age limit

People of all ages can do the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. There is no age limit. You can fly with your kids and elderly members of the family. Likewise, if you have any health issues and can't trek to Everest Base Camp, you can opt for the helicopter tour.

Trip Service Details
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel to/from Kathmandu's local airport.
  • Shared helicopter tour around Everest, with space for up to 5 people.
  • Stops include:Lukla (20-25 minutes).
  • Everest View Hotel for breakfast (50-60 minutes, cost of breakfast not included).
  • Views of Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, Chola Pass, and Gokyo.
  • Emergency oxygen available in the helicopter.
  • Covers service fees, government taxes, 13% VAT, and helicopter fuel surcharges.
  • Life insurance for the helicopter flight included.
Excludes
  • Breakfast at Everest View Hotel: Approximately USD 35 to 45 per person.
  • Personal expenses: This includes souvenirs, donations, tips, and any personal equipment.
  • Entry and taxes: Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee and local and airport taxes total NPR 5500 per person.

 

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Additional Info

When to do the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour from Kathmandu?

Nepal has different weather and climate patterns in every season (spring, summer/monsoon, autumn, and winter). Among the four seasons, the best time to do the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is spring (March to May) and autumn (late September to November). Nonetheless, you can do the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing throughout the year. 

The season you choose to do the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour affects the overall experience. For instance, a helicopter tour in spring and autumn assures a 100% departure guarantee, clear mountain panoramas, and stable weather. However, seasons like summer/monsoon (June to August) and winter (December to February) have high chances of delays, cancellations, and poor visibility. 

Even though the weather is mostly clear in the mountains throughout the year, it is not the same case for Kathmandu, and from here, the helicopter tour begins. So, spring and autumn are considered the best time of the year for the Mount Everest helicopter tour. The temperature ranges between 15°C to 20°C during the daytime. The mornings are a bit colder. 

We also organize the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour in the summer/monsoon and winter seasons. However, you have to do pre-booking in these two seasons and also have 1-2 contingency days in case the weather suddenly gets unfavorable for the flight. For information, feel free to talk to our team.

How safe is the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour?

The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is a high-altitude flight in the eastern Himalayas of Nepal. You will be flying in the Khumbu region (Everest region), packed with hills, peaks, and mountains. For the tour, we use powerful helicopters that are built to withstand the fluctuating alpine weather of the Himalayas. 

The helicopter will be flown by a very experienced pilot. Our ground team checks the helicopter thoroughly before every flight. Likewise, our shuttles are well-maintained and checked regularly. In case of any technical or weather issues, we do not fly. This allows us to assure 100% safe helicopter flight in the Khumbu region. 

Below, we have shared the do's and don'ts during the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour that will further increase your safety and overall helicopter flight experience: 

  • Keep your seatbelt fastened throughout the helicopter tour.
  • Do not change your seat, stand up from your seat, or move around once the helicopter is in the air.
  • Do not smoke inside the helicopter. 
  • Do not approach the helicopter or get out of it unless the pilot singles you. 
  • Follow your pilot instructions, and do not be rude. 
  • Do not throw anything out of the window or do not try to catch anything if accidentally gets out of the window because of air. 

Everest Base Camp helicopter tour 2024 booking and confirmation

To book the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour 2024 with Recreation Holidays, you can follow the below steps:

We have many regular departures for the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour in the spring and autumn seasons. You can pick the desired date from the available options. If our available departure dates do not match your time, you can book a private helicopter tour through our tour booking button on the package page. 

As per the new amendments by the Nepal Aviation Department, landing on Kala Patthar has been prohibited. So, if you wish to land at Kala Patthar, please ask us before booking the tour.

On the tour booking page, fill out your information, including your name, contact details, and any special requests. The next step will be making a 25% advance payment for the confirmation. 

Once we receive your request with general details and advance payment, our team will send your preparation guidelines. 

You can cancel the tour at least 24 hours before the departure date to receive the refund. Only bank fees will be deducted on the bank side. 

Our team will send you the helicopter tour confirmation mail. You can start preparing for the journey accordingly. 

Our other helicopter service in the Khumbu region

We provide pick-up service from many parts of the Khumbu region. If you are in the middle of the trek and wish to take a helicopter flight from your destination to Kathmandu or Lukla, contact us. Our team will be there to pick you up. 

Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu

If you want to take a helicopter flight between Kathmandu and Lukla, let us know. We operate daily helicopter flights in spring and autumn and regular helicopter flights in summer/monsoon and winter seasons. In case your commercial Lukla flight gets canceled, you can request the helicopter flight on the same day. Our team will be there to pick you up as soon as possible.

Helicopter flight from Gorak Shep/Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu

For travelers who want to return directly from Gorak Shep or Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu can get in touch with us. We will send the helicopter there to pick you up. It will be a 90-minute flight. 

Helicopter flights from Dingboche to Lukla/Kathmandu

If you are in Dingboche village and return to Lukla or Kathmandu, you can opt for a short helicopter flight. From Dingboche, you will reach Lukla in 15-20 minutes of flying. Likewise, from Dingboche to Kathmandu, the helicopter flight time is 65 minutes. 

Helicopter flights from Namche Bazaar to Lukla/Kathmandu

Travelers in Namche Bazaar can opt for our helicopter flight service to Lukla or Kathmandu. It is ideal for trekkers who are returning from EBC or other parts of the region and don't feel like trekking to Lukla. Likewise, if you are on the way to EBC or other parts of the Khumbu region and feel like you can't continue trekking further, you can also opt for our helicopter flight. 

Helicopter flights from Gokyo Ri to Lukla/Kathmandu

Trekkers in Gokyo Ri can request helicopter flight back to Lukla or Kathmandu. It takes around 4 to 5 days of walking to return to Lukla. So, by taking the helicopter flight, you can save this number of days and also get to witness the aerial panorama of the region.