Helicopter Trip to Everest Base Camp

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Helicopter Trip to Everest Base Camp

Have you ever dreamed of a helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp? If so, join us. We will make your dreams come true. A helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp is one of the most famous tour packages in Nepal. This trip attracts many travelers as one can easily visit the world’s highest mountain quickly.

It is a luxurious way to explore the beauty of the Khumbu region of Nepal at a reasonable price. The trip takes you through the Himalayan region of Nepal to Everest base camp. The magnificent view of Mount Everest attracts many travelers from all over the world. Therefore, the Everest base camp is the priority of many travelers visiting Nepal.

Everest is in the Khumbu region, Nepal’s most popular trekking region. Everest is in the Sagarmatha National Park, the highest national park in the world. Sagarmatha National Park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. That’s why thousands of tourists visit Everest Base Camp every year on their vacation.

Option of trekking

Most tourists prefer trekking to reach Everest Base Camp. There are several ways to reach Everest Base Camp by trekking. The first way is to drive from Kathmandu to Jiri and trek to the base camp. Another way is to drive from Kathmandu to Salleri and trek to the base camp. The third way is to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to the base camp. Many trekkers choose a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to the base camp.

But the trek requires physical fitness as well as two weeks. Hence, a helicopter trip to the Everest base camp is an excellent option for those with limited time. This tour is also an option for those who cannot trek at high altitudes for several days. This exciting tour offers incredible up-close views of Nepal’s majestic peaks. The great thing about this trip is that anyone can participate, regardless of age.

A helicopter trip to Everest base camp offers excellent views of the natural beauty of the Khumbu region from the sky. The landscape of stunning snow-capped mountains will make you feel the freedom of the Himalayas. The magnificent mountains of Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, etc., are the major attractions of this tour. You can get a panoramic view of the magnificent mountains, glaciers, and monasteries during the flight. Every minute of the journey presents a different view of the Everest region’s valleys, villages, forests, and mountains.

Major Attractions of Everest Base Camp Heli Tour

  1. A visit to Mount Everest (8,848m), the world’s highest peak.
  2. Experience the Everest region by helicopter in a short time of 4 to 5 hours.
  3. A flight with a panoramic view of the beautiful Kathmandu Valley.
  4. An amazing view of the Himalayan ranges from the sky.
  5. Helicopter landing at Lukla (2,860 m), Kala Patthar (5,545 m), and Hotel Everest View (3,880 m).
  6. Hotel Everest View: The hotel is located at the highest point in the world.
  7. Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Hotel Everest View, with amazing mountain views.
  8. Stunning views of rhododendron forests and majestic snow-capped mountains.
  9. A bird’s-eye view of Mount Everest and surrounding high peaks.
  10. Landing at Kalapatthar, a famous viewpoint at a height of 5,545 meters.
  11. Sagarmatha National Park: the highest national park in the world.
  12. Magnificent view of Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall.
  13. Beautiful view of the Sherpa settlement in the Khumbu region.

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Why a helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp?

Awe-Inspiring Scenery: Enjoy unparalleled panoramic views of the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest.

Efficiency and Comfort: Skip the arduous trek and travel in comfort. Save time by visiting Everest Base Camp in a short time.

Landing at Kalapatthar: The helicopter lands at Kalapatthar at a height of 5,545 meters. Enjoy the thrill of a lifetime by standing on the side of the highest mountain on earth.

Unique Perspective: Get a unique aerial perspective of the entire Khumbu region. Its dramatic landscapes, glacial valleys, and stunning alpine scenery will captivate you.

Photographic Opportunities: The tour provides an opportunity to capture views of Mount Everest, the Khumbu Icefall, and surrounding mountain peaks. Capture exciting moments from the air and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Luxurious experience: The trip combines the thrill of a helicopter ride with the comfort of luxury services. Indulge in a luxurious adventure, making the Everest Base Camp trip memorable.

Safe and convenient: A helicopter trip to Everest base camp offers an experience of safety and convenience. Enjoy the safe way of adventure without the physical demands of a long hike.

Cultural Insights: You will have the opportunity to learn about the Sherpa culture and the challenging lifestyle in a high-altitude environment. Experience the local Sherpa culture and villages from a unique vantage point.

Customizable trips: You tailor the helicopter tour to suit your preferences. You can customize an extended trip with more stops and more activities in the Everest region.

Accessibility: Helicopter tours are accessible to a wide range of people. Some people may not be physically able to undertake the challenging trek to Everest Base Camp. It also opens an opportunity for them to experience the magnificence of the Himalayas.

Start the helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp.

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trip starts around 7 a.m. from the capital city of Kathmandu. Our representative will drive you from the hotel to the airport. The main reason to start the tour early in the morning is that the mountains look enchanting in the morning sunlight. Most mornings provide clear visibility with less wind. From a safety point of view, it is better to take off as early as possible.

The Everest base camp helicopter tour starts from the domestic terminal in Kathmandu. While flying from the airport, you can have an eagle-eye view of many heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. In the first phase, a helicopter will take you to Lukla airport (2,860m). As the flight moves ahead toward Lukla, magnificent peaks begin to appear. After about an hour of flight, the helicopter will reach Lukla. The helicopter will land at Lukla Airport for some time to complete some procedures. Another purpose of the helicopter landing at Lukla is refueling. During your break, you can enjoy the scenery around Lukla Airport.

After a short rest, your adventure journey to Everest base camp starts again. The flight will take you to Kala Patthar (5,545m) via the base camp. The helicopter flies almost over the Khumbu Glacier and the base camp. After a flight of 20–25 minutes, the helicopter lands at Kala Patthar. It is an excellent place to enjoy 360-degree views of Mt. Everest and other surrounding peaks. Kala Patthar is also famous for its amazing sunrise views over Everest and other peaks. From here, you can get the best view of Mt. Everest. You can take some photos and videos as a memory of the best trip to the Everest region.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Hotel Everest View

After a few moments, the helicopter will take you from Kala Patthar to the Everest View Hotel (3,880m). At the Everest View Hotel, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast with a panoramic view. After breakfast, the helicopter will take you back to Lukla airport. The helicopter will land at Lukla Airport to refuel and finally return to Kathmandu.

So, enjoy this adventure with us at the best price. We provide our visitors with quality helicopter services at reasonable prices. An experienced pilot who has been flying for a long time will be with you. We assure you that we will fulfill your every need and desire during the entire tour. Our Everest base camp helicopter tour program will make you enjoy every moment. The cost of this trip is somewhat expensive compared to the Everest base camp trek. But the experience you get during the flight is worth every moment.

You can also opt for various helicopter tours to other popular trekking areas in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour, Gosainkund Helicopter Tour, and Manaslu Helicopter Tour are also famous helicopter tour packages in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trip Route

The duration of a helicopter trip to Everest is 4 to 5 hours. The journey starts in Kathmandu and ends in Kathmandu. During the journey, the helicopter lands at some places. You can get down from the helicopter at the landing places and enjoy the scenery.

1st Phase: The flight starts from Kathmandu and lands at Lukla via Kathmandu Valley, Nagarkot Hills, and Jiri Alpine Forest.

2nd Phase: Take off from Lukla and fly over Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Pheriche, and Khumbu glaciers, and land at Kala Patthar.

3rd Phase: fly from Kala Patthar and land at Hotel Everest View for breakfast via Everest Base Camp.

4th Phase: After lunch, fly to Lukla via Namche to refuel. After refueling in Lukla, return to Kathmandu airport.

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Detail Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Heli Tour

Hotel to airport

The flight takes place at approximately 7:00 a.m. So, our representative will pick you up from your hotel in the morning. About 20 minutes from Thamel Hotel, you reach the Kathmandu domestic terminal. Flight timing may vary or be delayed due to weather conditions.

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

The helicopter takes off from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. It is a very small airport located at an altitude of 2,860 meters above sea level. You cannot miss the aerial views of snow-capped mountains, monasteries, and stupas. Landing at the world’s top Lukla airport, you immediately feel the change in the climate. The helicopter lands in Lukla for approximately 15 minutes to refuel. During this period, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery around Lukla Airport.

Flight from Lukla to Kala Patthar

After refueling, you will take off for Kala Patthar from Lukla airport. The flight duration from Lukla to Kala Patthar is about 15 minutes. You will fly over the famous Namche Bazaar, exploring all the hidden rivers and beautiful flora and fauna of Everest National Park. You will reach Kala Patthar at a height of 5545 meters. Here, you will have 10 minutes. This is the best place to admire a close-up view of Mount Everest. You can take photos and videos during this time. Due to the windy environment and high altitude, the helicopter engine cannot be turned off. So, landing at this place cannot take more than 10 minutes.

Flight From Kala Patthar to Hotel Everest View

From Kala Patthar, you fly to Hotel Everest View (13,000 ft.) in Gorakshep for breakfast. This hotel is one of the major attractions on the helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp. It is the highest hotel in the world and is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. The hotel offers a 360-degree view of the awe-inspiring Himalayas. From here, you can see views of Mount Everest along with some other spectacular mountains.

The helicopter landing will last for 30 minutes. During this period, you will have a delicious breakfast with a beautiful view around you. This hotel is most famous in the Khumbu region for serving delicious food. The hotel’s unique location and warm hospitality will make your visit a wonderful experience.

Flight from Hotel Everest View to Lukla Airport

After breakfast, you will fly to Lukla from Hotel Everest View. You will stop at Lukla Airport to complete some procedures and refuel. After 15 minutes, the helicopter will take off for Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport.

Airport to hotel

Your tour will be complete with a landing at Kathmandu Airport. We hope this tour will be the most memorable of your life. Our representative met you at Kathmandu airport. Our representative will meet you at Kathmandu Airport and take you to your hotel.

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Packing List for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trip

A visit to Everest Base Camp is a high-altitude tour where it is cool throughout the year. So, it is necessary to pack some essential items for the trip. Since this journey is not as difficult as trekking, you don’t need a lot of items. But traveling at high altitudes requires something important. We have prepared a packing list with the relevant gear required for the EBC Helicopter Tour:

1. Windproof down jacket

2. Woolen hat

3. Sun lotion

4. UV protection sunglass

5. A bottle of water

6. Lip balm and moisturizer

7. Silk/nylon scarf and gloves

8. Full-sleeve shirt

9. A pair of warm trousers

10. Light snacks, energy bars, and dry fruits

11. Camera

Note: The above-mentioned materials will be enough for this tour. Over-carrying can add weight, so we encourage you to carry only essential clothing.

Best Time for Helicopter Trip to Everest

The Everest region is located at a high altitude, and due to the high altitude, the weather changes most of the time. You can do the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour anytime throughout the year. But sometimes, weather conditions cause disruptions in flight operations. So, it is important to know when the best time is to tour the Himalayas of Nepal. But when the weather is favorable, and the view is clear, that time is everyone’s choice.

It is not possible to operate the flight in fog or rain. Summer (June, July, and August) is the rainy season. The weather is hot and humid during this time, resulting in heavy rainfall. A cloudy sky blocks the view of the mountains. Flight delays and cancellations are common during this time due to clouds and rain. If the flight takes place but there is no clear view due to clouds, then there is no point in doing the tour. So, the monsoon season is not a good time for the EBC Heli Tour.

Spring and autumn seasons 

You can choose spring or autumn for the flight. These two seasons are the best times to visit Nepal. As the spring season is the blooming season, the settlements and the forests look pleasant and beautiful. In autumn, the weather is clear, and the climate is cool. During this time, the green valleys and forests look natural. The Himalayan scenery looks beautiful on a sunny day with a blue sky. Autumn is often the best and least risky time for adventure activities. Clear mountains, clear skies, and warm days are the main features of the autumn season.

It is cold in the winter season, but the snow layer is thick and enhances the beauty of the mountains. So, if not in spring or autumn, then winter can be an option.

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How safe is the Everest Helic Tour?

This tour is a high-altitude flight tour of Nepal to see the highest mountains in the Everest region. So how safe is the helicopter tour in the Himalayan region of Nepal? This is of interest to all travelers. We focus on customer safety and use a powerful helicopter for tours. The helicopter flies at a high altitude of 5,643 meters. For that, our helicopters are powerful enough to withstand weather and strong winds.

The pilots and crew members are professionals who have been flying in the Himalayas for many years. So, the Everest base camp helicopter tour is 100% safe. For an easy and safe Everest Base Camp tour, we would always recommend using a helicopter. If the weather does not support the flight or there is a technical error, the flight will not take off. The helicopter tour will not start from Kathmandu under any pressure.

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Let’s have a great experience by taking an Everest helicopter tour in Nepal. Your Everest helicopter flight will be one of the best experiences of your life.

Namaste. Have a good day.

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Each client's needs may be different. The price of the trip varies according to the size of your group and the service you want. The cost of the trip is calculated according to the type of service and accommodation chosen by our customers.

Each trip is customized to fit the client's needs and group size, so the price of each organized trip is different. Please let us know the service you want and the size of the group. We create trips to suit your taste and travel budget per your requirements. Hope you find our price calculation reasonable according to your needs and preferences.

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Thank you a lot for your organization about my trek. It was a superb experience; all was perfect. Karma is a very nice person and a good guide. I appreciated trekking with Odyssey (a reliable Nepal trek operator). If I come back to Nepal, I will be happy to ask you to trek with me again. I am thinking about Annapurna or the Everest trek.

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Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.

They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.


Trip Highlights

  • Trip Durations 1 Days
  • Trip Destination Nepal
  • Trip Style Day Tours
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Best Season March-May, Sep-Nov
  • Max Altitude 5,545m
  • Trip Start Trip Start Kathmandu
  • Trip End Trip End Kathmandu

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