Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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1200 USDPer Person

Trip Detail:

Duration: 4-5 Hours

Starts/Ends: Kathmandu

Max. Group: 5 Persons

Route: Kathmandu - Lukla - Syangboche - Kalapathar-  Syangboche - Kathmandu

Highlights: Scenic Mountain Flight by Heli, Lukla Airport, Kalapathar, Mt Everest

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing at Kalapathar is a single day helicopter ride tour to view Mount Everest closely.

Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour which lands at Kalapathar (5545m) is special Heli riding tour package to explore the highest peaks in the world. The helicopter tour package is complete in a short period of time.

This exciting helicopter tour lets you fly high over the lush hills and alpine forests of rhododendron with awesome views of the Himalayan chain of mountains.

Mount Everest (8848 meters) is the highest peak in the world. It is the dream destination for many people to see and explore live. Even if some people have a great desire to visit Everest, they may not be comfortable with walking through the entire trekking route. Others may be limited by time or any health issues. This Everest Base Camp Heli tour is the perfect option for them too.

The helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp gives an aerial view of the massive Mount Everest and other several peaks to gain adrenaline and an adventurous experience.

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is an excellent addition to the entire tour package of individuals in Nepal. Although it only takes a few hours, you can get all the way from Kathmandu to the Mount Everest and back. This is one of the best alternatives to the Everest Base Camp Trek, especially for those who are limited by time.

At a glance, it can seem a little expensive but the Everest Base Camp Helicopter with flight landing is available as either charter or group joining which provides a very affordable price per person. The trip can be done by solo or with 2pax, 3pax or 4pax up to a maximum of 5 people.

Ask anybody who has done this EBC Helicopter Tour and they will testify that it is worth every penny. Every minute is memorable, starting right from Kathmandu.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing at Kalapathar

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Landing Tour takes off from Kathmandu and leads you east of the capital towards Nagarkot. The verdant hills and lush valleys with the occasional villages are soon replaced by the closer view of snowcapped peaks including Jugal Himal, Langtang range, Gaurishankar and various other peaks as you near Jiri. The first stop for refueling is at Lukla, where you can take 15 minutes to get the first taste of the mountain air and scenery.

Lukla is the entry point for most of the treks and expeditions going further into the Khumbu region. The Tenzing Hillary airport is named after the legendary mountaineers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who were the first to successfully summit Everest. The small airstrip here is also known to offer an exciting landing experience for those arriving on a plane. Soon enough, we will take off from Lukla and enter the territory of the Sagarmatha National Park.

The Himalayan vistas will be much better than before once we reach Namche Bazaar. Namche is a Sherpa market-town, known for being the economic hub of the region. Almost all travelers heading further into the Everest region pass through here, earning it the nickname ‘gateway to Everest’.

During your helicopter ride, Mount Ama Dablam will likely be the most noticeable, among a number of other peaks like Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku and Kwangde peaks at this point. Flying further past famous Sherpa villages like Syangboche (known for superb views of the Everest range as well as Everest View Hotel), Tengboche (home to the Tengboche monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region) and Gorak Shep (final settlement going forward in the region), we will finally arrive at our main destination, the Everest Base Camp, Khumbu glacier and Kalapathar top.

Situated at 5,380m below the dreaded Khumbu icefall, the Everest Base Camp is a dream destination to visit for so many trekkers and adventure lovers across the world. With our landing, we will have around 10-15 minutes to spend at the foothills of the highest peak in the world and fully savor the grandeur and magnificence around us. The base camp is surrounded by towering peaks offering you some superb views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and a number of other peaks and glaciers.

We will fly over the Everest Base Camp crossing the Khumbu glacier and Camp II and will land at Kalapathar. For those that wish to enjoy the scenery, this may be an even better option. Kala Patthar is famous as a photographer’s paradise and is one of the best viewpoints in the Everest region. Unlike the base camp where Everest hides behind the Lhotse Nuptse ridge, Kala Patthar sports a 360 degree panorama of the region including Everest. With favorable weather, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Khumbutse, Changtse and Pumori among others.

After taking off from the Kala Patthar, the next stop on the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is at Syangboche. The Everest View Hotel near Syangboche offers a unique experience; delicious breakfast at almost 4,000 meters while gazing upon the world’s highest peak, Everest.

Our return journey continues after a pleasant 30 to 60 minutes stop here and our final stop is once again at Lukla. Say farewell to the Everest region as you take off from Lukla and enjoy the final flight and aerial views over the Himalayas. In just less than an hour; we back to Kathmandu and the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour will be successfully completed.

Lukla to EBC Helicopter Tour Package

Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing at Kalapathar is a complete package from Kathmandu to explore the Everest region within 4 to 5 hours. This tour is possible from Lukla airport to Everest Base Camp with landing Kalapathar in less cost and time. Lukla to Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is another popular tour program.

Everest Helicopter Tour Package Highlights

  • The tour starts in the East direction from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
  • The helicopter flight passes through many high mountains and hills of the Nagarkot by crossing the nearby Sunkoshi River.
  • During your flight, you will be able to view many villages located in mid hills and a large number of farming lands. Particularly, you may get views of a few common things i.e. blue rivers and green hills, while traveling very close to the Rolwaling and Gaurishankar mountain ranges in the Himalayan region just above the Jiri Bazaar and Charikot of Dolakha.
  • Later on, you will cross the Lamjura Pass to enter the Everest region.
  • Our helicopter will land at Lukla to obtain necessary fueling and after only 10 to 15 minutes period, you may fly over Dudhkoshi River to reach Namche Bazaar, known as the capital of Sherpa people.
  • The flight again lands at the hilltop of Syangboche and finally, you may fly to the Everest Base Camp.
  • During the entire tour, you will find major high mountain peaks, which are Kangtega, Kusum, Thameserkhu, Kangaru, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Nuptse, Island Peak, Pumori, Lobuche, Mera Peak and many more.
  • Finally, the tour lets you to view deep mountain rivers, clear lakes and white hills.

Finally, the tour lets you to view deep mountain rivers, clear lakes and white hills.

Facts about Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour

Trip Name: Everest Base Camp Helicopter  Tour
tour Type Charter Flight
Maximum Group 5 Persons
Maximum Elevation 5555 meter
Charter Cost US$ 4200
Cost for Group Joining US$ 1200
Flight Duration 4 Hours
EBC Landing time 10 Minutes
Maximum Weight 240 kg
Best Season February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December
Helicopter Company Air Dynasty, Simrik, Heli Everest, Altitude, Fishtail, Mountain Air
Landing Points Lukla Airport, Syangboche, Kalapathar
Himalayan Sights Amadablam, Thameserkhu, Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Kusum Kangaru, Khumbila, Island Peak, Mera Peak, Mount 32

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Flight Route

Kathmandu (TIA) – Fly over Nagarkot – Jiri – Land at Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla – Refueling – Fly over Syangboche – Tengboche – Pheriche – Gorak Shep – Land at EBC/Kala Patthar – Take off after 15 mins – Arrive at Hotel Everest View – Fly to Lukla – Refueling – Return flight to Kathmandu.

Although the journey is only of 4 to 5 hours, the flight to the foothills of the highest peak in the world at Everest Base Camp will definitely provide you with a once in a lifetime experience. Our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Landing Tour lets you enjoy yourself for a full 15 minutes at the base camp or Kala Patthar in addition to the amazing flight experience.

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour takes off from Kathmandu and heads east towards Bhaktapur. The flight first takes you over the hills of Nagarkot and Jiri before eventually reaching the first stop at Lukla. The brief refueling session is followed by the flight over Namche Bazaar, Syangboche, Tengboche, Pheriche and Gorak Shep to the Everest Base Camp. The landing location may be either Everest Base Camp or Kala Patter depending on the condition of landing spot and weather.

The return flight route consists of a stop for breakfast at the Everest View Hotel in Syangboche. After this, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour continues as you fly over Namche Bazaar and finally land at Lukla for refueling. Another half hour of scenic heli flight over the Himalayas takes you back to Kathmandu and the EBC Heli Tour comes to an end.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour gives an excellent addition to the entire tour package of individuals in Nepal. This heli tour begins from the capital city of Nepal i.e. Kathmandu and later on, you have to fly eastward towards the beautiful village consisting of Sherpa people and gateway to the Mount Everest in Lukla. The helicopter flight from Lukla thus moves ahead to Syangboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep and Khumbu mountain glacier to reach at the top of Kalapathar from where you can see the Mt Everest very close.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary

06:00am Pickup from hotel or designated meeting point

06:15am Transfer to Kathmandu airport

06:45am Check-in to helicopter counter

07:00am Takeoff, Kathmandu to Lukla

07:30am Landing, Refueling stop at Lukla

07:45am Takeoff, Lukla to Everest Base Camp

08:00am Landing at Everest Base Camp / Kala Patthar

08:15am Takeoff, Everest Base Camp to Syangboche

08:30am Landing, Breakfast at Everest View Hotel, Syangboche

09:30am Takeoff, Syangboche to Lukla

09:45am Landing, Refueling stop at Lukla

10:00am Takeoff, Return flight to Kathmandu

10:30am Landing, Arrival at Kathmandu and successful completion of Everest Base Camp Heli Tour

11:00am Transfer to hotel

Note: The exact timing may vary depending on weather, air traffic and other factors.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing takes you from Kathmandu to Lukla in just 45 minutes and then the Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar in 25 minutes. You are provided with almost 5 minutes of ground time at the base camp of the highest peak in the world, followed by the scenic flight back to Kathmandu. The total time for completing the trip is just 4-5 hours.

The Helicopter Tour to the Everest Base Camp begins early in the morning (6:00 AM) as we pick you up from your hotel or designated meeting point and drive to the Kathmandu airport. After the seating arrangement, we will take off to the east of Kathmandu valley where we are already able to witness the range of snow-capped peaks from Langtang range and Ganesh Himal to Manaslu and Gaurishankar peaks. Soon after flying past the green hills around Jiri in Dolakha, we will have our first stop at Lukla for a 10 – 15 minute refueling break.


Lukla (2,820m) and the Tenzing Hillary Airport serve as entry point for most treks, tours and expeditions in the Everest region. After a bit, the Everest Helicopter Flight continues as we fly over the Dudh Koshi River valley towards Namche Bazaar. Namche is largest town in the region and essentially the economic hub as well since most travelers have to pass through here. Flying over this famous Sherpa settlement, we can already enjoy views of Kwangde, Kusum Kanguru,  Thamserku and Ama Dablam peaks. The flight continues over notable villages like Syangboche, Tengboche (home to the Tengboche Monastery), Pheriche and Gorak Shep (final settlement going forward) to the Everest Base Camp.

Landing at the Kalapathar above the Everest Base Camp (5,380m) is a once in a lifetime experience that countless people dream to complete. The base camp is located below the dreaded Khumbu ice-fall and surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the world including Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Lobuche and more. In case the landing isn’t possible at Everest Base Camp due to bad weather, excessive snowfall or any other issue, we will attempt for landing at Kala Patthar instead. Kala Patthar is an even better location in terms of scenery as it is one of the best viewpoints in the Khumbu region. Unlike the base camp where the view of Everest is mostly blocked by the Lhotse Nuptse wall, Kala Patthar offers a 360 degree panorama of Everest as well as most of the region and its various stunning peaks.

Regardless of the location, you will have around 15 minutes time to enjoy the glorious scenery and magnificence surrounding you. Make sure to capture these moments with a memorable photograph. We will need to leave soon as staying at such high altitude (5,380m) can be dangerous due to possibility of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). After around 15 minutes, we will take off from the Everest Base Camp.

After the glorious experience with landing at Everest Base Camp, we will head to the Everest View Hotel at Syangboche for breakfast. This famous hotel offers you a superb close up view of Everest, along with some delicious food too of course! We’ll take our sweet time enjoying breakfast at almost 4,000 meters while gazing upon the world’s highest peak, Everest. After an hour or so, we will say goodbye to the Everest region as we take off once more.

We will take off from Syangboche and fly over Namche once again before landing shortly after at Lukla. Following the routine refueling stop of 15 minutes, we will take off for the final Helicopter flight to Kathmandu. Enjoy the stunning aerial views of the Himalayas and the breathtaking landscape for another 30 minutes. After reaching Kathmandu, make sure to follow proper protocol and safely get off the Heli as instructed. We will have a vehicle ready to drop you off to your hotel. Congratulations on successfully completing the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour!

Heli Tour Cost Includes

  • Airport transfer as per itinerary (Pickup and drop facility)
  • Life Insurance for all crews members and their salary
  • Passenger Insurance
  • Helicopter flight over Everest Base Camp/Kalapatthar for 4.5 hours
  • Domestic airport departure tax
  • Service charge
  • Tea/coffee and breakfast (Only on Private Charter)
  • Necessary permits and entrance fee (Only on Private Charter)

Heli Tour Price Excludes

  • Nepal entrance visa fee
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Accommodation at Kathmandu

Popular Everest Helicopter Flights

Namche to Everest Base Camp/KalaPathar and return to Lukla or Kathmandu:

Travelers who want to experience the trekking in the Everest region starts their walking from Lukla airport to Namche. It takes 2 days to reach Namche. If they want to shorten their trekking but want to experience the close-up view of Mount Everest and stand at Kalapathar top, then this Namche to Everest Base Camp overfly with landing at Kalapathar and return to Lukla to catch regular flight or direct flight to Kathmandu by heli ride is wise option to save time.

This Namche to EBC helicopter flight is an ideal option to reach Kalapather within 15 minutes. It saves time and energy of the travelers and the most important is a lifetime memory of the aerial view of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest and views from upfront is bound to take your breath away.

 Phakding to Everest Base Camp and Lukla drop or Kathmandu

Another popular helicopter flight in Everest region is from Phakding to Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla or Kathmandu airport. If a traveler can’t trek to Namche but want to explore the high Himalayas, this Phakding to EBC helicopter ride is a useful option with full of amazing experiences.

Walking from Lukla, it takes about two to three hours to reach Phakding which gives a taste of Mountain area. The cultural and natural introduction into the Everest region in a short period of time by walking to Phakding gives you the taste of trekking.

Most travelers stop at Phakding to spend their first night of Everest trekking. If they feel Acute Mountain Sickness; they are not suggested to walk over. So, flying by a helicopter from Phakding to Everest Base Camp and lands at Kalapathar and fly back to Lukla or Kathmandu with complete the Everest trekking.   

EBC Helicopter Tour Weather Information and Best Season

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour can be performed at any time of the year but the best season depends on your preference. The climate and weather at the Everest Base Camp, and the Khumbu region in general changes according to the season. The visibility and good weather during the flight day is what’s more important for this tour as the EBC Heli Tour is only a single day flight tour.

The spring season which more or less lasts from March to May is regarded as the best season for the Heli Flight Tour to Everest. The lush green hills seem even more beautiful now as they are dotted with blooming rhododendrons and other wildflowers. Not just the hills but the view of the mountains is also spectacular during spring thanks to the clear skies. The temperature is also perfect during this time, clocking in at a moderate 15 to 20 degree Celsius during daytime, which drops down and hovers around 0 to 5 degree Celsius once the sun goes down.

September to December is the peak season for tourism and trekking in Nepal, and the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is no exception. This period is the autumn season which is known for the superb combination of pleasant weather, moderate temperature, clear skies and breathtaking scenery. Similar to spring, the autumn season is a fantastic time to visit the Everest Base Camp. The temperature generally hovers between 15 to 20 degree Celsius when the sun is up and stays around -5 to 5 degree Celsius during nighttime. The sunlight and its UV rays are much stronger than you may expect at the base camp, so don’t forget to use proper sunscreen and protection.

As it is considered the off-season for trekking in Nepal, and tourism in general, monsoon offers an offbeat experience. The temperature is generally moderate like the previous two seasons but the weather tends to be unpredictable thanks to the monsoon rain. To visit the Everest Base Camp in monsoon, especially with Everest Heli Flight Tour, you need to be patient to wait for the correct day with good weather. However, if you have enough time and patience to wait for the perfect day, then your experience will surely be unmatched. The rain washes away all the dust and pollution, so the skies are as clear as they can be. Aside from the amazing scenery, this is also the perfect time to travel for botanists or nature enthusiasts.

Winter season in Nepal typically falls from December to February and it is a unique time to visit the Everest Base Camp. The temperature drops very low around -10 to -15 degrees, especially at high altitudes. This, combined with the continual snowfall means that even lodging and accommodation can be hard to find during the winter. This is why Everest Base Camp Trek is tough to perform during the winter. In a sense, this makes winter an excellent time for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour however. You get to enjoy the breathtaking aerial view of the sparking peaks including Everest without any hassle while also experiencing the rich snowfall during your ground time at the Everest base camp. With clear blue skies, the mountain vistas are generally spectacular in winter as the beauty of sparkling peaks is further enhanced by the winter snow.

Clothing and Preparation for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour involves not just flying at high altitude but also landing at the Everest Base Camp which is at an altitude of 5,380m. Proper clothing and preparation is important for not just trekking but also the Helicopter Flight to Everest Base Camp. For starters, the sunlight and UV rays are much stronger than you may expect at such elevation, so proper sun protection and sunscreen is important. Very cold and chilly winds set in past the afternoon so layering your clothing with wind proof jackets on the outside is also necessary. Similarly, the temperature can drop quite low if the weather turns cloudy, so having a warm down jacket with gloves and hats is also useful. Below, we have listed most of the important clothing as well as other equipment and items for the EBC Helicopter Flight Tour.

  • Windproof Down Jacket (preferably waterproof too)
  • Warm Trousers
  • Sunhat and woolen cap
  • Scarf
  • Sunglasses/Goggles
  • Sunscreen (preferably of SPF30+ for full protection)
  • A bottle of water
  • Toilet paper and other necessities
  • Mobiles and cameras
  • Your passport or passport copy

Safety Notes for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

There are some important things to remember regarding safety and regulations as well as the trip in general for Everest Helicopter Flight Tour. For starters, the total amount of places we visit and our landing spots (Everest View Hotel for instance) may change depending on the weather and other condition. Safety is our utmost priority, both for the clients as well as our crew. So, the final decision to make will be in the hands of our experienced pilots as they are the ones best suited to make this decision.
On our Helicopter Flight to Everest Base Camp, we will try to include all the important locations and highlights and give you as much time as possible to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and culture of the region. Some other important points to remember during the heli tour are listed below:

  • Always be in the line of sight of your pilot. Enter/exit the helicopter from the side or front.
  • Make sure you are wearing your seat-belt properly.
  • Don’t leave your anointed seat until the pilot has signaled it is safe to do so.
  • Weight distribution is important in Helicopters, so we will try to arrange seating accordingly. Please try not to change your assigned seats.
  • No smoking unless you have received permission from the captain.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

01: How high does the Everest base camp (EBC) helicopter trip fly?

Starting from 2,000 meters, we will fly towards 5,500 meters high or sometimes more in some areas.

02: Does it land at the Mount Everest Base Camp or Summit?

It lands on Everest Base Camp, not at the summit and also lands on Kalapathar view point for very short duration (approx. 10-15 minutes). The landing may also be affected by the weather condition as well as perfect landing areas. Sometimes avalanches, wind and rock falls may obstruct the landing spot.

We will try our best to fulfill our promise from our side.

03: How many hours can helicopter stay at Everest base camp / Kalapathar?

It’s too cold in the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathtahr and longtime landing on extremely cold area may lead to Helicopters engine off. So, to avoid such unwanted problems, we will land for very short duration (enough time to explore Khumbu glaciers and Icefalls and capture them in your camera). Similarly staying at above 5000 meters might be altitude sickness problem.

04:  Do we have enough time at Everest base camp?

Yes, you will get 5-10 minutes in Everest Base Camp which is quite enough time for you to enjoy the beautiful sight and scenery of rugged mountains and glaciers. Due to high altitude threat longer time is not recommended.

05: Who leads the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour and are they well trained and experienced?

Without any doubt, all our pilots and guides are well trained with an experience of more than decade in this line. Our tour leaders has experience of leading the tourists from all around the globe and showing the Himalayan wonders with full knowledge of flora-fauna, local cultures, lifestyles and are very helpful.

They are always ready for your help in any kind of Emergency and well equipped to call for helicopter in case of serious emergency for Helicopter evacuation.

06: How are the meals in Tea-house and Lodge on Everest region?

As Everest Region is worldwide famous trekking trail, you can expect great hospitality with multi cuisine in the lodges and Tea houses in this trail. All the guest house and lodges offers hygienic foods.

If we won’t get enough time to land and visit Tea houses, we carry packed hygenic lunch to save time during the flight to Everest Base Camp.

07: How are the arrangements for safe drinking water on this trip?

On Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, we will carry boiled and cooled water for 100 % purity. As the purifying tablets doesn’t works best in the hard water of Himalaya containing high amount of minerals like manganese-bi-carbonate and iron. You can also buy a bottled water but it is expensive and not good from Eco-tourism perspective as the plastic bottles makes wastes in Himalayas.

08: Do you offer Money Worth and Best Value Trips without Any Hidden / Extra Cost?

Yes, we offer you money worth and best value trip without any hidden cost. However each company has its own policy of dealing with worldwide costumers regarding price cost of the trip but more people in a group will be beneficial to both costumers and company.

In Everest Helicopter Tour maximum 4 peoples can join as one group, this will reduce the chartered helicopter cost and lodging/fooding costs, too.

09: How do I book Mount Everest helicopter tour with your company?

At first sending the advance trip payment to our company in our Bank account provided where you must fill forms with detail of your passport with expire dates, most important the trip of your choice and then sending a transfer minimum of 50 % advance trip payment, which is non-refundable to secure your booking well in advance.

On receiving your details of following document like passport with scanned or photo-copy, along with booking forms, then we will send you full confirmation letter with deposit as well a receipt of advance trip payment.

You can contact us for direct transfer to deposit in our bank account and as well with Credit Card payment, we do accept Visa / Master Card or any other safe and widely used Credit Card with extra 04 % surcharge as levy charge. We also accept PayPal and online payment as well.

10: I am a solo traveler, can I join a group for Mount Everest helicopter tour? Or helicopter day tour of Everest (stopping at the base camp)?

Yes, send us an email with your preferred flight date which will help us to join you in a group and share your cost of EBC Heli Tour.

11: Can you take a helicopter to Everest base camp? Or helicopter day trip to Everest from Kathmandu?

Yes, we are always ready to take you to Mount Everest Base Camp in Helicopter. You can contact us for the best excursion to Everest in a Helicopter.

12: Can I/we Fly to Everest base camp by helicopter in the morning and take our international flight after 1 PM?

Yes, EBC Heli flight finishes by noon then you can take international flight after 2PM.

13: How far is the Kathmandu International and Domestic Airport?

Its only 10-15 minutes walking or 2-4 minutes’ drive from Kathmandu International Airport to Domestic Airport.

14: How much does it cost to fly to the Mount Everest base camp by Helicopter?

It depends on your group size, group with 4 members will help to reduce your cost. Normally it starts from 900 U.S. dollars.

15: Can we picked up from Everest Base camp to Lukla by helicopter?

Yes, we pick you up from Everest Base Camp or Kalapathar or any other places in Khumbu Region like Gokyo Lake and Gorakshep etc. and drop you to Lukla or Kathmandu as your wish.

16: Do you arrange helicopter rescue service by co-coordinating with our insurance company?

Yes, we can communicate to your insurance company and arrange rescue if any emergency occurs. We also provide air ambulance service and chartered helicopter service to Everest Base Camp.

17. Do you carry oxygen tanks in case of emergency?

Yes, we always have oxygen cylinder for an emergency.

18. Is there any helicopter ride to Everest base camp and summit, landing on the ground of the peak?

Our helicopter flies over Khumbu glacier, the largest glacier of the region and lands in Everest Base Camp. Kalapathar is the highest point where our helicopter lands and no any helicopter lands on summit of Everest for commercial purpose.

During emergency, we can land on the various parts of the Everest for rescuing.

19. Can we / I charter a private helicopter tour to base camp of Mount Everest?

Yes, you can charter a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp. Contact us for reasonable price and guaranteed service with experienced pilot and guides.

For lower cost please join a group of maximum 5 peoples.

20. Does weather affect the helicopter flight to Mount Everest Base camp?

The weather in Everest Region is unpredictable, so we call the local peoples for live update and start our trip. The early morning flights are more pleasant.

21. Can anyone trek to Everest base camp and return by Helicopter either from Kalapathar or base camp or Gorekshep or Lobuche or Pheriche?

Yes, we can pick you up from Grakshep, Lobuche pr Pherinche. Contact us if you need any Helicopter service in Everest Region.

22. Is it possible to take helicopter flight from Lukla or Namche to Everest base camp or vice versa?

Yes, we have all the options of this flights on our scheduled flight dates and Need to confirm one day before the flight.

23. What happens if there is bad wind?

If bad wind- safety first so can’t land at Kalapathar or Everest base camp if the wind is worse. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Clients Reviews

The best experience of my life - visit of Mt Everest !


Our first trip in 2022, we decided to go to Nepal and, of course, visiting Everest Base Camp was a must.

We chose Nepal Helicopter Service for their dedication, flexibility, and professionalism. It's about flying with helicopters and reaching 5320m, which is why we need to find a trustworthy operator. This flight was fantastic ! It was an amazing experience I would recommend it to anyone. The views are stunning The helicopter ride was enjoyable and secure.

We went for breakfast in The Everest View Hotel, which was lifetime memorable one.

I would like to suggest anyone to visit Nepal. The people are very friendly and a visit to EBC is an absolute must. In this regard, Raj and his team at Nepal Helicopter Service are the top of the line.

Visiting of Everest by Helicopter flight and landing at Kalapathar within few hours is amazing dream come true.

Amazing Helicopter tour to EBC


The service offered by Nepal Helicopter Services along with their attention to detail was impeccable. They called us themselves to clear any doubts and queries we had regarding the trip, which is surely beyond the usual call of duty. Once we were in Nepal, they swiftly arranged a flight for us the next day. On the tour day, the guide and pilot were clearly quite experienced with good communication skills. After the refueling and flight from Lukla, the weather unfortunately started taking a turn for the worse and we were unable to land at the Everest Base Camp. While this was a major bummer, the rest of the trip was very well organized. From the meal at Everest View Hotel to the land and air transportation to proper communication by the guides, everything was fantastic. I commend the Nepal Helicopter Services team for making the best of the situation for us despite the circumstances.

Very flexible and responsive, fantastic trip overall


Our trip was excellently organized thanks to the superb response and flexibility of the Nepal Helicopter Services team. Even though the weather had been looking quite grim for quite a few days, our guides were patient and managed to find the perfect period for us to fly to Everest and enjoy its grandeur. The landing at 5,545 meters (Kala Pattar) and the delicious breakfast at Everest View Hotel will surely be a cherished memory for me and my friends. Considering how well they adjusted my trip to suit the variable weather conditions and the attentiveness they showed towards any issues I might’ve had on the trek, I would definitely choose Nepal Helicopter Services for any further tours in Nepal.

A lifelong dream accomplished


Getting to the highest peak in the world (Everest) and gazing upon it in person has been a longtime wish of mine. Unfortunately, medical complications in my left leg meant that I would never be able to achieve this as I can’t continuously walk for too many hours. Thankfully, a friend who had been to Nepal before tipped me about heli tours.

I had no idea it was possible to get so close to Everest and explore the breathtaking Khumbu region so easily. But of course, a big part of this amazing experience was played by Nepal Helicopter Services. They were amazing at organizing the trek, very responsive and always willing to help. Everything went flawlessly and we had a great trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made sure we had a great time and never lacked anything. Great job, guys!

Great experience, amazing close up views of the mountains


I was in a small tour group with a couple of friends and we decided to try out the EBC tour via Helicopter. An acquaintance recommended Nepal Helicopter Services for our trip. At first, the package seemed a little pricey but they swiftly managed to arrange a group joining tour with some locals which managed to fit the trip right under our budget. Both our tour guide-pilot as well as the Nepali locals joining us for the tour were super friendly and energetic. The close up view of Everest and other peaks amidst the clear and blue sky was a memorable sight too. It was a great experience overall and I would like to thank Nepal Helicopter Services for helping us to have such a remarkable experience.

Good communication with a great pilot, all expectations fulfilled


Last year, I took part in the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour organized with the help of Nepal Helicopter Services. They took care of everything necessary for the tour, starting with picking me up from the hotel, concisely clearing all of my doubts and inquiries both before and during the flight as well as the delicious meals. The knowledge and experience of our pilot-tour guide was definitely impressive, as shown by his quick but thought-out responses. This was a great experience where all my expectations were fulfilled and I and would love to choose them for any Nepal based tours moving forward.

Superb views and great experience overall in Nepal


The overall experience was fantastic. Nepal Helicopter Services picked the perfect day for us to tour through Everest. The views were truly amazing as we were able to enjoy aerial views of snowcapped peaks as far as we could see. The close up view of Everest from Kala Pattar was also an unforgettable sight. I would have loved to be able spend a bit more time there, but I understand that we had to leave very quickly for our own safety. Apart from that, the trip was flawless and I would certainly love to visit again.

Lifelong memory from Everest


Definitely, one of the best experiences of my life was the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour back in 2018. My holiday in Nepal was almost at an end but I had still not visited the crown jewel of trekking in Nepal, the Everest Base Camp. Upon consulting with my friends who had been to the Khumbu region before, they recommended exploring Everest via a helicopter tour.

I must admit I was a bit skeptical at first regarding whether I would be have the same enjoyment and experience from a chopper as I did from trekking. But this doubt was soon cleared as this trip turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life. Nepal Helicopter Services responded super quick and arranged a flight for me. I was able to enjoy the pristine beauty of the Everest region without a worry in the world as Nepal Helicopter Services took care of everything impeccably. I would certainly recommend them for anyone thinking of touring via Heli in Nepal.

Great Everest Tour Experience thanks to Nepal Helicopter Services


We experienced Everest Base Camp Heli Tour with our two kids, both under 12 years of age. Despite that, Nepal Helicopter Services arranged an amazing family tour for us and made the whole experience very wholesome and memorable. They organized everything perfectly from land transportation to meals to safety checks and equipment and what not. This trait was noticeable even during our planning and booking stages, where we were really impressed by their timely and detailed response. The experience was similar during the tour itself, as they made sure to quell all our queries and worries with their knowledge, experience and attention. We would love to visit again and pick Nepal Helicopter Services without a doubt as our guides.

Nice Helicopter Ride


We had a fantastic experience of the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour. The cost offered by them was also very reasonable compared to other companies. As we had contact with few other companies also, we made an inquiry before joining the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour but the service offered by Nepal Helicopter Services at the provided price is incomparable with others.

Amazing mountain views throughout the Khumbu region


I decided to check out the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour on the suggestion of the Nepal Helicopter Services Team and I am so glad that I went ahead with it. It was a very enjoyable experience and I must admit, the eagle’s eye view of the towering peaks across the Khumbu region was something else! I was able to fully admire the unforgettable scenery and beauty of the mountains without having to worry about anything else thanks to the flawless planning and organization of Nepal Helicopter Services team. I felt like my money was well spent and had a fantastic vacation experience in Nepal thanks to them.

Extremely Nice Views of Mountain


One of the life time experiences of my life was Everest base camp Helicopter cheater day tour in Everest region. Mr. Hari Bhatta suggests me for this flight and it was extremely nice weather and the 

Everest Heli Tour – lifetime story to share


This trip was a very last minute decision on our part, but Nepal Helicopters team were very quick to respond and accommodated our requests. Everything was simple and efficient.

Fantastic Everest Helicopter Tour


We recently done the Everest helicopter tour organized by Nepal Helicopters. We had a good communication and was with us in every step of the way from initial planning to finish of the tour. 

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