Trip Duration 1 Day
Group Size 1-15
Maximum Altitude 5364m
Difficulty Grade Easy
Start & End Point Kathmandu- Kathmandu
Best Seasons March-Jun, Sep- Dec

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour

  • Aerial view of the Himalayan mountain ranges, including the close-up sight of Mount Everest
  • Landing at Everest Base camp, to explore the magnificent surroundings
  • Experience flying over the world’s breathtaking scenery like glaciers, icefalls, and high-altitude valleys
  • Relaxing and safe experience of exploring the Everest region
  • The Aerial view of Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche
  • Tour of Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar without trekking
  • Breakfast and sightseeing from Everest View Hotel – Hotel at the Highest altitude
  • Avoid trekking for days to have a glimpse of Everest, instead enjoy scenic aerial views with the Everest Helicopter Tour

Trip Info

Trekking to the Himalayas of Nepal is one of the most joyful moments for different trekkers from distinct parts of the World. Among all other trekking packages to the Himalayas, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing is one of the popular adventure options for those seeking to experience the breathtaking beauty of Mount Everest.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing is a once-in-all-lifetime experience for all nature lovers and travel enthusiasts.

With Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, you will get a glimpse of an aerial view of the Himalayan region in just 4-5 hours.

If traveling to the Himalayas excites you then Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour is just the best choice for you.

Explore the beautiful Himalayas of Nepal with Blue Lake Adventure where the majestic aerial view of Himalayan ranges awaits you. Join us on the journey of the Mount Everest Helicopter tour and explore the unexplored part of Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Overview

Why Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour? Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing is the best option to explore the Himalayan region of Nepal.

With the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, you can experience the beautiful Himalayan ranges aerially. Imagine being at a height and looking around experiencing the majestic Himalayan ranges.

Getting a helicopter ride is one of the best ways to experience the Himalayan region.

The Everest Heli Tour is a convenient and alternative way to view the majestic peaks mainly for those who lack physical fitness to trek on the trails to Everest Base Camp. With just 4 hours of Heli ride, you can witness some of the well-known peaks of Nepal.

Out of the 14 highest peaks around the World, 8 are situated in Nepal, offering the best adventure and thrilling experience to trekkers. The trek to Everest Base Camp usually takes 12 to 14 days to complete, but the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour just takes a few hours to complete.

What to expect from the EBC Helicopter Tour?

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour, being one of the convenient ways to explore the majestic peaks of the Everest region, is not limited just to the ages because everyone of all ages can have a sightseeing tour of the Himalayas.

The tour starts with a flight from Lukla, a small mountain town located at an altitude of 2,800 meters (9,186 feet) above sea level. The helicopter stops at Lukla for fuel refill, which takes around 15-20 minutes intervals.

At the same time, you may enjoy the Himalayas view and the landing of small operating aircraft at Lukla-Tenzing Hillary Airport. From here, the helicopter takes you on a beautiful scenic flight over the Himalayas, offering panoramic views of the majestic peaks, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho Oyu.

The helicopter then lands at Kala Patthar, a viewpoint located at an altitude of 5,550 meters (18,204 feet), which offers the best view of Mt. Everest. Here, you can get out of the helicopter and walk around, looking at the stunning views and capturing photos.
After spending some time at Kala Patthar, the helicopter takes you back to Hotel Everest View, where you can have lunch and explore the surroundings.

Choosing Blue Lake Adventure as your companion for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour can be one of the best options because we aim to provide the best experiences to our travelers. With us, you can have one of your best moments exploring Nepal.

Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing

5:30 – 6:30 AM – Pick up & Drop to Airport

We will start our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour early in the morning to cover up every place. Around 5, our representative will pick you up from your hotel and drop you to Tribhuvan Airport for the helicopter ride as scheduled.

6:30 – 7:30 AM – Preparation & Processing
After reaching the airport, we will then prepare ourselves to start our EBC Heli tour. During the preparation, we will carefully check everything and take the necessary equipment with us.
In order to have a Heli tour, related legal documents are mandatory so you are requested to bring passport-size photos with you.

7:30 – 11:00 AM – Helicopter Flight and Sightseeing
After having an arrangement of all necessary requirements, we will start our tour at around 7:30 am. We will then head to the Mahalangur Himalayan range. From the sky, you will get to see the beautiful aerial view of the Sherpa community, mountain peaks, alpine forests, and many more.

We will then land at Everest Base Camp (5,364m), where we will have our first stop. Before moving further, we will enjoy a delicious breakfast in between the mountain peaks with warm firewood.

12:00 – 1:00 PM – Fly Back to Kathmandu from EBC
After enjoying the beautiful view of EBC, and the major peaks of the Himalayan region, we will then head back to Kathmandu by helicopter. Saying goodbye to the mountain peaks, we will enjoy some of the last moments in the Everest region.

Because of the experienced pilot by Blue Lake Adventure, you will get to enjoy every beautiful scenery possible by helicopter.

1:00 – 2:00 PM Drive Back to Hotel, Departure.
After experiencing the beautiful aerial view of the Everest region, we will then drive you back to your hotel, where you can have your lunch and enjoy your valuable time. Meantime, you can enjoy the Thamel area and memorize the beautiful time with Blue Lake Adventure while having an EBC Helicopter Tour.

[Note: The tour mainly depends on the weather conditions. And, in some cases, if the tour got canceled, then it will be operating the following days.]

Helicopter 7 Hours
Accommodation None
Meals Breakfast
Altitude 5364

Cost Included in Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing

What's Included?
  • All Ground Transportation Fees (including Airport – Hotel & pick up & drop off from Airport)
  • Helicopter service Kathmandu- Everest Base camp – Kathmandu round trip
  • Breakfast Everest View Hotel
  • Airport Tax
  • Hotel to Domestic Airport- Hotel by Private Car
  • Permit for Sagarmatha National Park
  • First aid medical kit
  • Government taxes & office service charge
What's Excluded?
  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepal Entry Fees (You can easily issue a visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu) $25 for 15 Days
  • Cold Drinks (Coke, water, Fanta etc.)
  • Extra foods and accommodation behind schedule

How Safe is Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing?

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is one of the best ways of exploring the beautiful Himalayan region of Nepal, especially for those who aren’t fit for trekking.

Unlike EBC Trek, EBC Helicopter Tour is very safe and easy to have. With the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour, you can safely explore the Everest region, and experience the beauty of different mountain peaks, and glaciers without worrying about any problems.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is ideal for all age groups who are interested in exploring the beauty of the Himalayas. In addition, having an EBC Helicopter Tour with us provides you with extra safety because we have you explore with experienced pilots and health service providers in case of emergency.

There might be a case for someone who has breathing problems at a higher altitude, but in such cases, we offer different medical treatments by experienced doctors.

So, if your excitement pushes you to have Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing, remember Blue Lake Adventure to have a safe tour.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour Route

  • From Kathmandu Airport, a helicopter excursion to Everest base camp departs through Bhaktapur and Nagarkot village.
  • Stop at Lukla for refueling and take a helicopter to the base camp of Mount Everest.
  • Spend 15 minutes at Kala Patthar before returning by helicopter to the Everest View Hotel for breakfast.
  • Fly to Lukla, refuel there, and then fly to Kathmandu

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost

Helicopter Tours to Everest Base Camp is known for a luxurious tour of the high Himalayas to explore the beauty of Mount Everest (8848.86m) – the highest peak in the world.

While flying on a Helicopter to Everest Base Camp, you can encounter different high terrains, the high Himalayas, and the high altitude in the Everest Region. The highest peak – Mount Everest is at an altitude of 8848.86 m, which is higher than any other tourist destination.

So flying at this high level of altitude is challenging as it has thin air, cold temperatures and high altitude problems.

Besides the challenge, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour requires highly qualified and professional staff members to guide and instruct you during your entire tour to Everest Base Camp.

Because of the proper facilities for proper sightseeing, the cost somehow gets a bit higher in comparison to other tours/treks in the Everest Region.

The tour mainly costs USD 1000 per person on a group-sharing basis while for chartered flights it costs around USD 4299. For a fixed departure minimum of 5 pax is mandatory, while the cost per person may be deducted as per the number of people traveling.

Group Joins for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing

It is obvious that the EBC Helicopter Landing Tour is more expensive than trekking which can lead to hesitation in going for the tour.

But you don’t have to worry at all because we have a better offer on Group Trekking. With group trekking, the cost for individuals becomes less, so if you are willing to have an EBC helicopter tour, then contact us so we can arrange a group for you.

Also, the tour is customizable, which offers a better experience in having Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour with your preferred group. To contact us, email us at or visit our Contact Us page.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Weather & Climate

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour requires clearer weather for operations. During the best seasons for the Everest Tour, it is likely possible for the climate to change. So, other than the sudden change in the climate, we won’t face difficulties in having the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour.

We will have our Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour early in the morning so the cold temperature can be a difficulty for people who are less comfortable with cold. Mostly, the weather is clear and the temperature is favorable for having Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

The weather might change instantly within a minute on a mountain while it is less in the morning. So helicopter tours are operated in the morning for a beautiful panoramic view of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks & settlements.

Whereas the weather in Everest Base Camp during winter is unpredictable with freezing cold temperatures. This might affect travelers getting to Everest Base Camp via the Helicopter Tour.

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is possible during the winter season as the best time to see and witness the snowfall at the high altitude of the Everest Region.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing

While having a tour/trek to the Everest region, climate and weather conditions are mandatory. Because of the uncertain weather conditions in the Everest region, it is always better to have the tour in the right season.

For the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour, the Autumn and spring season is the best time. During this time, the temperature is moderate and the weather is stable. Also, during this time you can enjoy the beautiful aerial view of the alpine forest, and different flora and fauna.

Packing List for EBC Heli Tour

Having proper gear and wearables is an important requirement before embarking on the journey to EBC by helicopter. Also, we will be having our tour early in the morning so we recommend you to wear air-proof jackets & other warm clothes.

Also, before beginning the tour our representative will guide you properly for the packing list.
Packing List:

  • Windproof Down Jackets
  • Woolen Gloves
  • Sun Hat
  • Base layer Proper Clothing
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Camera
  • Passport and other legal documents
  • Comfortable shoes & warm socks
  • Toiletries (Tissue paper, sunscreen, lip balm, etc.)

Can I have a Private EBC Helicopter Landing Tour?

Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing is a luxurious and expensive tour in the Everest Region to experience the beauty of Mount Everest.

  • The benefits of the Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing include:
  • Personalized services from guides and pilots during the tour
  • Flexibility in customizing the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing itinerary
  • Time preference (Morning/Afternoon)

To book contact us so we can plan on details of the tour.

Why Blue Lake Adventure for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

We, Blue Lake Adventure have actively been conducting tours & treks in different parts of Nepal, including the Everest region. Because of the tours & trek packages, our guides and representatives are well-experienced in conducting the tour.

Also, we offer different discounts on group sizes and offer different facilities while traveling with us. In addition, our pilots are skillful & experienced, so you won’t miss out on any opportunity to sightsee in the Everest region.

For conducting the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, we manage every preparation for safety and health. So, having Everest Base Camp Heli Tour with us can be beneficial other than other travel agencies.

FAQ on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The average weight while flying from Kathmandu to Lukla is 500 kg, when the altitude increases the weight of the Helicopter should decrease to 250 kg. For safety, we will have our tour of 2 shifts from Hotel Everest View.

In comparison the height of Mount Everest is 8,848.86m, we will fly around 5,000 to 5,500 meters to avoid freezing cold temperatures, thin air, and air pressure at the high altitude.

Booking Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is possible with Blue Lake Adventure. We provide the best service and group discounts. To book with us, contact us via email or our contact page.

Yes, it is possible to join a group as a solo traveler but for joining a group, you need to inform us in advance and we will send you all the details via email including cost and other essential information.

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