Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Packages

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Packages

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Packages is the most popular heli ride from Kathmandu or Lukla. This is the shortest way to reach Everest BC in a short time.

Imagine flying above the Himalayas range in a small aircraft and surrounded by mountains in all areas. The foothill to the World’s tallest mountain is the most beautiful destination. The tales of yeti and stories of saints who have found salvation in the mountains might not be accurate, but Nepal’s Himalayas are where the soul meets nature. Everest base camp is the mountain climbers’ starting point and the endpoint. On this Everest Base Camp helicopter tour Package with Landing, you get to savor the utmost adventure of nature and enjoy the most scenic time in a single moment.

On this journey, you can witness many World’s tallest mountain peaks, including Everest, Mera, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and more. Along with such incredible mountains, you also see villages such as Nagarkot, Jiri, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche, all shining with colorful tea houses. Also, one can witness Tengboche Monastery, Edmund Hillary School, museums, and local farms.

Trip Facts

  • Tour duration: 4 to 5 hours
  •  Landing time: Lukla for 20min, Kalapatthar for 10 min, Hotel Everest View for 1 hour
  •  Tour starting point: Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu or Lukla
  •  Tour ending point: Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu or Lukla
  •  Highest and Lower altitudes: 5550 Meters (Kalapatthar) and 1400 Meters (Kathmandu Airport)
  •  Group size:1 to 5 passengers/Helicopter
  •  Weight limit: 500 kgs (up to Lukla) and 220 kgs at Kalapatthar

Best season

Everest base camp is open for the trek and mountain flight throughout the year; even during the harsh weather, adventure seekers head to the Everest base camp. However, Autumn and Spring are the busiest months, often crowded with tourists worldwide. Autumn is also the best time for the Helicopter tour when the views of the Mountains are most apparent. Spring with an awesome shining of Rhododendron in the sub-tropical forest can also be a good season.

However, winter is even more exciting, with snow in almost places above Namche. The entire Everest Base Camp is covered in a white blanket, with the Mountain Panorama glittered in thick snow. Summer (June, July, and April) might come with occasional rain and unclear sky views, so a summer Everest base camp helicopter tour with Landing is not recommended.

Why Everest Base Camp helicopter tour Packages?

For elderly and young people: Everest base camp helicopter tour is allowed for people of all ages. With the higher altitude and remoteness of Everest Base Camp, trekking with seniors and children can be difficult. However, with this Everest Base camp helicopter, they do not need to compromise on seeing the World’s best view; the Helicopter flies children above 5 yrs. To adults above 100 yrs.

For differently-abled people: Trekking comes with many risks, especially for differently-abled people. This Everest Helicopter tour is a safe option for them.

For people with poor health: People with any physical and mental illness should not be traveling in the remote land of Everest, especially if they are a patient with lung and heart problems. However, you cannot let a disease come into your dream of witnessing the World’s highest peak and the Panorama of Himalayan vistas. So, get your Helicopter to Everest Base Camp booked today.

For short transit: The Mount Everest helicopter tour Packages can be completed in less than four hours. It would be best not to worry about pre-booking, as MyEveryTrip takes last-minute bookings for people traveling to Nepal for a short time. So if you are coming to Nepal for a meeting/ seminar or this is just a transit when traveling to other countries like Tibet, Bhutan, and India, you can still see Everest without any preparation.

For special occasions: Either it is a special day like Valentine’s Day, new year/ Christmas, or you might plan to propose to your loved one, you always want it to be magical. However, you might not have over a month to plan your trip to Nepal. Then, this Mount Everest helicopter tour is a great way to express your love and have a wonderful day on the mountain.

Refined newbie travelers: A helicopter tour might be a short trip to Everest, but the weather on Everest will still hit you hard. So, pack your bags well, keeping warm clothes and some food. You will need the following things to wear or carry during the Everest Heli tour.

  • Waterproof jackets
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Warm woolen shirts/ t-shirts
  • Thermal inner clothes
  • Trekking/ Regular boots
  • sunglasses, Sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Sunhat/ cap
  • Waterproof outer gloves
  • thin inner gloves
  • Your camera, phones, and extra battery, if needed

Can you visit Everest by Helicopter?

You should know that there are two Everest Base Camps. There’s the one in Tibet accessible through the road for some months of the year. However, it is less popular due to the strict tourist Visa policy and the high travel cost from Tibet. So, most trekkers prefer to visit Everest Base Camp in Nepal, which is only accessible via trek or Mount Everest Helicopter flight. Trek to Everest, as you know, is quite physically demanding and equally exhausting. Without a doubt, a Helicopter flight to Everest is the most luxurious and magical vacation ever.

So, yes, you can visit Everest by Helicopter. However, you should know that there are two kinds of flight. The first kind is the mountain flight to Everest, which flies you over the many Himalayas ranges in the Khumbu region, bestowing the most spectacular view. The second one is a Helicopter flight to Everest which includes three landings, first at Lukla, then at Everest Base Camp/ Kalapatthar, and finally at Everest View Hotel. This Heli flight to Everest lets you enjoy the view and live with the Mountain vistas. You will get to click the awesome pictures and make beautiful memories even during such a short time.

In short, yes, you can quickly go to Everest Base Camp by Helicopter in less than 4 hours and enjoy the most spectacular worldview without a sweat. Sounds fun.

Can a Helicopter fly over Mount Everest?

We have been talking about flying a helicopter to the Everest base camp. This doesn’t mean you cannot pass to the summit of Mount Everest. Helicopters can quickly fly up to Camp Two at 6,400 meters. High altitude Helicopters are designed to wash over 40,000 feet, and Mount Everest’s summit is only 29,000 feet. This means you can take a helicopter above Everest and get a high-bird view of the World’s highest Panorama. However, landing above Camp I am challenging due to the low air pressure. Although landing a helicopter at Everest has been done to keep the world record, it’s not recommended as the flight will be extremely dangerous.

Everest Base Camp helicopter tour Packages Itinerary

  1. 6: 00 to 6:30 am- Pick up from the hotel and drive to Kathmandu al Airport
  2. 6: 30 to 7:00 am- Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla
  3. 7: 00 to 7:20 am- Landing at Lukla for refueling
  4. 7: 20 to 7:10 am- Flight from Lukla to Everest Base Camp
  5. 7: 10 to 7:30 am- Flight above Everest Base Camp and land at Kalapatthar
  6. 7: 30 to 7:45 am- Fly to Everest View Hotel
  7. 8: 45 to 9:15 am- Flight to Kathmandu Airport
  8. 9: 15 to 9:45 am- Drive to your hotel

So, as you can see, MyEverestTrip has been launching a very neatly arranged Mount Everest Helicopter tour Packages Itinerary managed by an expert guide to Everest and experienced pilots. You can trust us to make the best trip of your time.

Instead of landing at Everest Base Camp, we landed in Kalapatthar, a big rock just above Everest at 5545m above sea level. The view from Kalapatthar is better than the one from Everest Base Camp, and that’s why we land there.

How much does it cost to take a Helicopter to Everest Base Camp?

Well, it’s pretty natural to assume that a Helicopter tour will be unaffordable. And this is why many people don’t even consider Heli Flight to Everest Base Camp an option. They instantly assume that a trek to Everest Base Camp will be cheap.

So, “How much does a Helicopter tour of Everest Cost” is also our most frequently asked question. One might be shocked that the Cost of the Everest Helicopter tour is cheaper than the Trek cost to Everest Base Camp.

Generally, Everest Base Camp Helicopter tours cost $1000 to $1100 per person. When you book in the larger group, the Cost becomes smaller.

The Price of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour depends on the following:

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Sharing Cost

A Helicopter used for high-altitude flights can accommodate about five people (not weighing more than 500kgs). When you share the Helicopter in such a way, the Cost comes out to be cheaper, i.e. about USD 1000 per person. A standard Everest Trek Package of 13 days costs about $1500, and then there will be personal expenses of about $500. Now, you can decide which you should choose.

Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

When traveling with their loved ones or family, they wish to keep the helicopter flight to Everest peaceful and intimate. That’s why they book the entire Helicopter instead of sharing it. Without argument, hiring a whole Helicopter to Everest represents the utmost luxury, but it is expensive.

A helicopter charter to Everest in Nepal costs about $4000 to $4500, depending on group size. The includes the charge to pilot, fuel, insurance, and even a guide if you want to have one. The only additional cost with be for your breakfast at Everest View Hotel.

Note: Helicopter cannot land at Kalapatthar with more than 220 kgs. So, if your Helicopter has more than five people, it will be divided into two groups from Lukla, and the Helicopter will take two shuttles (trips), making two groups. Also, you should know that the Cost includes all trip expenses except for breakfast at Everest View Hotel.

 Is the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Safe?

MyEveretTrip uses a powerful high-altitude commercial helicopter to fly over Everest. Our helicopters are new, and a detailed inspection will be done after each flight. We only pass when the weather is clear and postpone the flight in bad weather. We even have a refund policy if the flight must be canceled due to bad weather or other natural calamities. The pilot flying our Helicopter are trained and have been conducting regular helicopter flights to Everest for almost one decade.

So, yes Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is Safe. Your safety will be our utmost Helicopter.

Helicopter model: Helicopters of Nepal belong to model B3, a double-engine helicopter used in high-altitude flights. The Ariel 2D engine has seats for five people and carries a 500 kg weight.

Final words

So, when are you planning your Everest base camp helicopter tour? Make your next holiday exciting with an Everest base camp helicopter tour by MyEveryTrip.

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Puru Founder of My Everest Trip

Puru Thapaliya

My name is Puru (Purushottam Thapaliya). Since completing the Government Guide Training from Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (KEEP and HRA), I have been a specialist in mountain trekking and peak climbing. With specific expertise in the Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan regions, I have now been a trekking guide and tour operator in Nepal, and across the Himalayas, since 2012.