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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour

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Have you ever experienced the heavenly feeling of soaring above the snow-capped Himalayan mountain range with stunning views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks? It's an adventure that awaits those who take the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour.  

Everest base camp helicopter tour can be your partner in experiencing glorious Nepal without strolling on the rugged and downhill trails. 

More than 40000 trekkers and climbers explore the majestic wonders of the Everest base camp by foot. However, not everyone will participate in the challenging journey for various reasons. 

It's where our Everest base camp helicopter tour covers all of your worries and offers an exhilarating and astonishing trail to experience this incredible Everest region.

Besides, the Everest base camp helicopter tour provides a great perspective of the region with unparallel access to the remote location and stunning aerial views of The Himalayas.

As the famous saying goes, 'Leave only footprints and take only memories.'. Everest is an iconic landmark propounding the adventure. 

Our Everest base camp helicopter tour can be a lifetime opportunity to leave your footprints in the highest region while observing the dramatic mountain range, deep valleys, gorges, and glistening glaciers from a unique perspective. 

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Highlights 

  • Exhilarating helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Everest base camp with experienced pilots and modern equipment ensuring safety and comfort

  • Experience the Everest region with an eccentric perspective, which cannot be provided by other means of transportation. 

  • Mesmerizing scenic views of the Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, Everest base camp, and Himalayan mountain range, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Cho-Oyu, and Ama Dablam.

  • Access to remote locations like high-altitude monasteries and hidden mountain villages that are difficult to reach on foot.

  • Efficient time option for those with limited time to explore the Everest region

  • Dining in the Everest view hotel, the world's highest-altitude hotel

  • We are landing at the Kala Patthar at 5545 meters in an hour with a comfortable helicopter flight without sweat or lethargy. 

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is an Unforgettable Experience.

The Everest base camp helicopter tour is cultural immersion, luxury, and a thrilling journey that will leave a lasting impression on all who embark on it. The Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour will provide you with a close encounter with the series of dramatic Himalayan mountain regions. 

The flight takes off from Kathmandu and starts by soaring in the high clouds over the lush hills and alpine forest of pine, fir, and rhododendron with an eye-catching view of the chains of the mountains in the Himalayas. 

Jugal Himal, Langtang range, Gaurishankar, and other peaks are visible when the flight starts to soar through the clouds. After flying for an hour, the first destination is Lukla, where we take a break of 15 minutes to enjoy the cold breeze of mountain air and scenery. 

Tenzing Hillary Airport of Lukla is named after famous mountaineers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The small airstrips in the area offer an exciting landing experience for the mountaineering flight. 

After a while, we will enter the territory of Sagarmtha National Park, home to the endangered fauna and exotic flora, which are the secret of the mesmerizing Himalayan beauty. 

Besides, The panoramic scenery will improve once you reach the Namche Bazar. The sherpa hub of Everest, Namche Bazar, is a small market town known as Gateway to Everest. 

Ama Dablam, Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, and Kwangde peaks are noticeable after a specific elevation. As we fly further, we will encounter famous Sherpa villages like Syangboche(fantastic view of the Everest range), Tengboche(home to Tengboche monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region), and Gorak Shep(the final settlement of the people as we advance in the area). 

This settlement area will provide you with a fascinating glimpse of culture, tradition, and way of their life. Moreover, we will land at our final destination at Kalapthar via Khumbu and Everest base camp. 

We will have around 10-15 minutes to spend at the foothills of the highest peak in the world and relish the glory and magnificence of the surrounding us. Towering peaks encompass the Everest base camp, which provides impressive views of mountains and glaciers like Lhotse, Nuptse, and Pumori. 

Taking off from the Kalapthar, our next Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour stop is at Everest View Hotel(40000m) near Syanboche. It offers a marvelous experience of having a delicious breakfast while gazing upon the world; highest peak Everest.  

After a pleasant an-hour stop, we bid farewell to the Everest region as we take off to the Lukla while enjoying the panoramic scene over the Himalayas. We will return to Kathmandu within an hour, and our Everest base camp helicopter tour is over. 

Best Season for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour 2023/2024 

The Everest base camp helicopter tour takes an early morning experience along the high clouds with a breeze of cold air. So, can weather issues bring a problem while strolling in the Everest base camp by Helicopter? 

Well! If there are any weather issues, we will postpone the flight, and no additional charge will be taken from the clients. 

Season in Everest Base Camp 

Spring Season (March-May): 17 to 25 °C

Autumn Season (Sep-Nov): 12 to 17 °C

Winter Season (Dec-Feb):-5 to -15°C

Summer Season (June-Aug):12-18 °C

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Spring 

Spring from March to mid-May is the ideal time to experience the thrill of the Everest region. With the hustle and bustle of the expedition life of the Himalayas, a helicopter tour can be the best transportation to explore the Everest base camp

Besides, the Helicopter helps transport supplies for expeditions, rescue missions, and passengers in the region. So, getting a base camp helicopter tour in the season is an easy and fantastic opportunity to experience the region's beauty. 

The major attraction of the season is the aerial view of the Everest base camp, where you will see climbers and trekkers residing in tents in the base camp, which can be a bit amazing. 

The glimpse of the breathtaking mountain peaks Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and the vast expanse of the Khumbu Glacier can be taken easier by helicopter tour. 

The weather at the high altitude can change regularly, but in the morning, we can get pleasant weather. In the Everest base camp, springs are milder, with temperatures ranging from 0 to -10 degree Celsius. However, the weather can be unpredictable due to strong winds and snowfall in the Everest region.

Everest base camp helicopter tour in Monsoon Season 

In Nepal, you will experience rain in the lower region with lush greenery from June to August. The flights can be canceled due to extreme weather conditions, but you can get the weather permits. 

The rainy season is in lower altitudes, but it snows above the Namche Bazar while the weather conditions can still challenging. If there are good weather windows, there is an opportunity to experience the breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas.

We offer a flexible and prepared itinerary during the rainy season due to extreme weather conditions or cancelations. If you are interested in a helicopter tour in the upcoming rainy season, please ask us about the possible flights beforehand. 

However, group tours are available, which will be cheaper as you have a shared cost basis. The opportunity to witness the Everest region's greenery during the monsoon season is a fantastic experience that should not be missed. 

The monsoon season may not be an ideal time to reach the Everest base camp by helicopter ride due to the potential for weather disruption. But it is the best time to take the fresh smell of nature after the rain and witness the beauty of natural wonder. 

Our Everest base camp helicopter tour comes with proper preparation and flexibility offering visitors a majestic experience in the Himalayas. 

Everest Base Camp helicopter tour in Autumn

Autumn is one of the best seasons while taking part in an Everest base camp helicopter tour. The most popular and busiest time is the clear, sunny blue skies, with the ideal conditions for scenic flights soaring the Himalayas. 

We offer a fixed departure for our helicopter tours daily, so you will have a greater chance of securing a spot on time without any cancelations. The clear weather conditions will also reduce the risk of flight cancelations compared to other seasons. 

While exploring the Everest region, we will also arrange a private charter flight providing a chance to take alternative routes on a helicopter not accessible by regular trekking routes. You can break your time between a helicopter tour and trekking, getting the best experience. 

The colorful foliage of the flora, with a beautiful contrast to the alluring snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas range, make the experience even more captivating.

Everest Base Camp helicopter tour in Winter 

The winter season provides a different experience in the Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour. It is a bit different, as you can play with the white snow and have a different view of the majestic Himalayan range. 

In the winter season, we will have cases of cancelations; we offer a full refund and reschedule the Everest base camp helicopter tour for you. If the weather conditions are extreme, we will also refund you. 

A magical experience offers the opportunity to encounter the mountains draped ins now and a more serene and peaceful atmosphere in the region. 

The Everest base camp helicopter trip with landing at Kalapathar depends on the weather as it is 5545 m, the highest point on the Everest trail. The weather will be cold, wet, and windy most of the year, so be prepared while going on the Everest base camp helicopter tour. 

Remember: Evaluate the weather forecast before embarking on a helicopter tour of Mount Everest region and dress according to the temperature. 

Everest base camp helicopter tour cost 2023/2024

Everest base camp Flight Route 

Group Cost per person USD

Private charter USD

Kathmandu – Lukla – Pheriche- Kalapathar – Hotel Everest view – Kathmandu



Lukla – Pheriche- Kalapathar – Hotel Everest view – Kathmandu



Namche -Pheriche- Kalapathar – Hotel Everest view – Kathmandu



Hotel Everest view – Pheriche- Kalapathar – Hotel Everest view – Kathmandu



Pheriche- Kalapathar – Hotel Everest view – Kathmandu



Dingboche – Kalapathar – Hotel Everest view – Kathmandu



Lobuche – Kalapathar – Hotel Everest view – Kathmandu



Phakding- Pheriche- Kalapathar – Hotel Everest view – Kathmandu



Lukla – Pheriche- Kalapathar – Hotel Everest view



Kathmandu – Lukla -Gokyolake landing- Kalapathar – Hotel Everest view – Kathmandu – for 2 pax



Hotel Everest view – Gokyo Lake landing- Kalapathar landing – Hotel Everest view – Kathmandu – for 2 pax




Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost, which can be economical (group or private)? 

The Everest base camp helicopter tours a part of a luxurious excursion in the Himalayas of Nepal, taking to the cliffs and rocky mountains, from Lhotse, Mt Everest, to the list of unnamed gorgeous peaks from the top of Klapatahr as well as from the aerial. 

However, the Everest base camp flight tour can be a bit expensive. So, the alternative way to be a part of the helicopter tour can be on a group-sharing basis who want to explore the trip affordably. 

But in the private charter, you will have personal space with comfortable and deluxe while getting the best scenario from the pilot seats. 

Benefits of group sharing helicopter tour to EBC

  • Enjoy the trip most whole and experience the equal to the private excursion at an economical price. 

  • Save the money and utilize it for another expedition. 

  • Get to meet new people and make lifetime memories with them. 

  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the gigantic mountains' presence at the world's highest-elevation hotel. 

Benefits of a private charter helicopter tour to Everest base camp

  • Comfortable, deluxe, and flexible with plenty of personal space

  • Take a seat with the pilot for the majestic scenarios

  • As a surprise tour for your family and loved ones to celebrate the special moment

  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast with your loved ones at the Everest View Hotel in front of the pleasant mountains. 

  • Get the tailored trip according to your requirement with a blend of unforgettable experiences. 

Whether you decide to take a private charter or group basis helicopter ride, we will provide you with the best helicopter tour package taking you to the highest point of the world and adding a lifetime memory. 

Alternative Helicopter Tour of Everest Base Camp 

A fantastic morning trip to Mount Everest can be an exclusive experience. But what if you want to stay on Everest or even continue on foot on the Everest Base Camp trek or any other trek of the area? 

Himalayan partner offers two alternatives for those who want to trek but are not excited about spending the time to drive to the airport. Another is for people who wish to explore the Namche Bazar or enjoy the heart of the Himalayas without strolling in the sweat.

Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight 

A flight from Ramcehap to Lukla, including a bus trip to Ramechap, is $600, which may sound better. 

The airport set aside by the government of Nepal for flying people of the Everest region is several hours' drive from Kathmandu, and passing by Helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla can be the best alternative. 45-60 minutes flight will take you to Lukla, where you can start your trek usually. 

People want to trek around the Everest region, and we will offer you a perfect trip for them. We fly directly from Kathmandu to Lukla, which will enhance our experience. 

In the domestic airport, the helipad is negligible due to Kathmandu Valley's mountain increasing the demand for land and air space. 

The government of Nepal has planned to reduce air traffic by moving flights into the Everest region to the eastern part of Nepal, Ramechhap. This airport is several hour drives from Kathmandu, so the trekked must leave Kathmandu by bus in the afternoon to catch the early morning flights to Lukla. 

But can you get a better night's sleep before starting the trek? You may want to stay a day to explore the local area, but at present, there is little to less accommodation which fills up quickly. Also, you can encounter bad weather delaying the flight. In such cases, you can utilize the tent and wait. 

Namche Bazar to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour 

If you are looking to soar the clouds and stroll the rugged terrain of the Himalayas to reach the Everest abse camp, Namche Bazar to Kathmandu by Helicopter is a perfect idea. 

Forty-five minutes flight will take you around the majestic area of Namche, especially for those looking to customize their trek from Namche and stroll the mountainous region.

This aerial flight will offer a relaxed time with a comfortable stay in Namche, pleasantly taking the sights and sounds of the Himalayan mountain, including flying over Everest Base Camp and landing at Kala Pathar. 

Itinerary Expand All Close All


5:30 am: Pickup from your hotel in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport
6:00 am: Board the helicopter and fly to Lukla
7:00 am: Refuel the helicopter at Lukla and continue the flight to Everest Base Camp
8:00 am: Land at Everest Base Camp and spend 15-20 minutes exploring the area and taking in the breathtaking views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks
8:30 am: Board the helicopter and fly to Kalapatthar for another stunning view of the Himalayas
9:00 am: Fly back to Lukla and then to Kathmandu
10:00 am: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer back to your hotel

Please note that the tour timing may vary based on weather conditions and flight schedules.

What Is Included ?



  • All government Vat behalf of Comapny.
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary.
  • Passenger insurance.

What Is Excluded?


  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Any meals, accommodation, or drinks
  • Airport Tax(500 NPR each)
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Municipality Permit (2000)
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit (3000 NPR)
  • Breakfast at Everest view hotel($20-25)


Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour Altitude Profile



We have a team of experienced Helicopter crew in the aviation industry for decades. They are professionally trained for your comfort and safety while flying clients to Everest base camp for decades.


Staying at Everest base camp may not be a good idea as there are no tea houses. The last settlement area is Gorakshep, where you stay the night.

However, you don't recommend staying at a high altitude without proper acclimatization as your body can't handle the height suffering from altitude sickness.

The Everest base camp helicopter tour will take 4 hours, but the shuttle service from your hotel to the airport may take some time, increasing the duration to 5 to 5 and a half an hour.

Yes, when you land at the Kalapthar, you will get the opportunity to see the top of Mount Everest. But it is impossible to observe the top of mount Everest from the Everest base camp.

With your travel time, you can contact us for a private charter Everest base camp helicopter tour. We will manage the flight and its requirement.

In an emergency, you will have access to the oxygen cylinder in the Helicopter. 


In bad weather, you will be refunded if the tour is canceled.

There is a seat of five people in a helicopter, but we have to maintain less weight while flying at a higher altitude. So there will be several five people on your helicopter tour.

Yes, if the weather conditions are extreme and not suitable for flight. Your flight may get delayed for a certain period.


Opting out of an extra tour of the different places on Everest is possible. But it may cost an additional cost according to your time.

No, it is not dangerous to go to the Everest base camp in a helicopter, but it is not suitable for the natural wonder of the Everest region. 

Yes, there is the presence of Wifi and cell service in the Everest region, but it may not work in specific routes of Gokyo and Thame.

Yes, we will create a group of five people who will take part in the tour without having the hassle of booking the whole flight. You have to pick the booking date from our platform.

Landing at the Everest base camp is problematic as it will disrupt the area's natural ecosystem.

You will disembark the Helicopter at the highest point of the Everest base camp, Kala Pathar.



Whether you are in the mood for American, continental, or local food, you can enjoy breakfast in EBC. 

Additional Information

5:30 am: You will wake up and freshen up in your hotel. Take a 15-minute drive to the Tribhuvan International Airport from the hotel in Thamel. 

After driving to the domestic terminal, you will board your respective helicopter flight. You will stop at Lukla to refuel and take a 15-minute short break.

6:30 am: You are flying along the east with the Himalayas mountain range to the Hillary Tenzing airport at Lukla. You will pass through snow-capped mountains from the Langtang Range near Kathmandu to the Khumbu region during the flight.

Gauri Shanker (7,134m), Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Ganesh (7,429m), Pumori (7,161m), Nuptse (7,855m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Chamlang (7,319m), Makalu (8,463 m) are some of the gigantic mountains you will get to observe.

After taking the flight to the Everest base camp at a high altitude of over 5550m, we will reduce the weight. In the group of 4-5 people, we will do two shuttles from Pherichee. 

While one group will take the delicious taste of breakfast, another group will fly to the viewing point of Everest, Kalapatthar(5545m). The Helicopter cannot switch off its engine on Everest at a high altitude in such windy conditions we will stay for 10 minutes there. 

Besides, the human body cannot transition from 1400m to over 550m in a few hours. While it is safe to make the trip, we don't want to spend a long time at a high altitude. 

The time is long enough to gain beautiful pictures, videos, and memories!

The magnificent view of Mt. Everest and the surrounding Himalayan range highlights this adventurous trip.

After returning to the hotel, you will enjoy a champagne breakfast while other party members board the helicopter trip for the astonishment of Kalapathar and Everest.

Now in the presence of Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall, Tengboche monastery, Everest base camp, and Mt.Everest around you, along with plenty of other peaks helicopter will bring you safely back to Kathmandu. The Everest base camp helicopter tour will end at that precise moment.

Within four hours, you will stroll around the highest mountain in the world and return to your hotel room. 

Whee! The excitement can take away your sleep, so enjoy the coffee while remembering the alluring adventure and posting your videos online!

Client Reviews


United Kingdom

7th Aug, 2022

Hi I’m Carl I’m Julia son This was my first experience in a small plane . I loved every minute - the weather was excellent and I had a window seat - we all did - I had such a fantastic view of Everest and the Himalayas and was able to take some excellent pictures . Buddha Air were excellent - Ghan contacted ne and arrived at my hotel the night before with mhbtivket and details were confirmed of mum pick up and timings. All very reassuring . So overall something I can recommend a... See more nd would happily do again Thank you Carl See less...

Andrezza Vieira


7th Aug, 2022

I easily and incredibly quickly booked my flight back to Kathmandu by sending a few whatsapp messages to Ghan. He kindly and efficiently helped me, sending the flight ticked in a few hours after we started the conversation. It was really quick, efficient and satisfatory. I highly recommend his proffessional service.



7th Aug, 2022

Ghan was really helpful in assisting on booking of flight and gave tips and planning advice to the everest base camp trek. Awesome service!

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