- Eagle eye view of the world’s tallest peaks
- Landing at Kalapathar to admire Mt. Everest and other peaks at close proximity
- Dining at Everest View Hotel, one of the best high altitude hotels in the world
- Low-stress, high-reward travel experience
- Option to land and visit Sherpa villages and old monasteries
Have you ever wished you could witness the beauty of Mount Everest in real life?
But, the only thing stopping you is your busy schedule? Or you don’t want to go on a challenging trek?
Well, your prayers have finally come true.
Our one-day helicopter tour combines all the best things about travel with none of the difficult climbing.
This trip is ideal for anybody who is looking for a quick and easy tour. Even if you have any disabilities, you can still enjoy this trip.
We will come to pick you up from the domestic airport in Kathmandu. As the flight takes off from Kathmandu, you get to see panoramic views of many famous mountain peaks.
As you move east and towards Lukla, you will see monasteries and Sherpa villages down below.
We include frequent breaks during this helicopter tour. So, you get plenty of time to take photos.
Once we stop for breakfast, we will divide the groups. We will take each group to the highest viewpoint of this tour.
Our veteran guides and pilots are highly professional and trained.
Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Phase 1: Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m/9383 ft)
We will pick you up from the domestic airport and take you eastward alongside the gorgeous Himalayan mountain range. You can get a bird’s eye view of the entire Kathmandu valley as we fly towards Lukla.
Lukla is a popular travel hub for any traveler hoping to catch a glimpse of Everest.
At 2860m, the flight to Lukla will take you about 30 mins. On the way here, you get to see famous peaks such as Gauri Shanker, Ganesh, Shishapangma, Makalu, and many others.
Once we land at Tenzing Hillary Airport, you get a 15-minute break because the helicopter needs to refuel. You can take this time for refreshments.
Phase 2: Lukla to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17598 ft)
After taking off from Lukla, we will head towards Kalapathar. This leg of our journey will take 25 mins. You will get to view yak pastures, Buddhist monasteries, and various Sherpa villages.
You will also get to soar above flora and fauna. The only dilemma for you might be whether to admire the green beauty below or the snowy peaks that surround you. We will be stopping here for 15 mins before heading off to Syangboche.
Phase 3: Everest Base Camp to Syangboche (3780m/12,402 ft)
At this point, any larger groups of 5-6 will be split into two smaller groups because we need to reduce the load on the helicopter.
This way, one group can have breakfast while the other is heading towards the viewpoint. Once one group returns, we will take the second group to the viewpoint.
During the flight to the viewpoint, you will get a close-up view of the tallest peak in the world. Besides, you will also get to view many other surrounding peaks. This viewpoint is at a very high altitude, i.e., 5545m. So, we will only stop here for 10 minutes.
Phase 4: Syangboche to Lukla to Kathmandu (1400m/ 4593 ft)
During the flight back to Kathmandu, we will fly you oversights like the Khumbu Glacier, Everest Base Camp, Tengboche Monastery and many Sherpa villages.
Included in the Cost
- Airport pick-up and drop-off by a private vehicle for the flight.
- 4-5 hours helicopter flight
- National Park fee
- Breakfast in Syangboche
- Company service charges
- All government and local taxes
- Emergency oxygen is available inside the helicopter. (Additional cost required for the personal use of the oxygen cylinder outside the helicopter)
We will land at the highest permitted point at Everest Base Camp in Kalapathar. Due to the windy conditions, this is as close to Mount Everest as we will be able to land. However, while in the air, we will let you have a close-up view.
Five people are accommodated per trip or about 480 kg in total. Once we reach Syangboche, you will be separated into smaller groups to reduce the pressure for the helicopter.
As we will be reaching high altitudes, it is better to come prepared. We recommend wearing a complete windproof and warm jacket. Similarly, wear warm trousers and use hats, scarves, and sunglasses to protect yourself against the high winds. Make sure you apply a high SPF sunscreen as the UV rays are stronger at higher altitudes.
Absolutely! All our pilots are well-trained and highly-experienced. We have been launching these helicopter tours for decades. We are also medically trained to handle emergencies. In case an evacuation is required, our staff is prepared to do so as well.
The hotel that we will be stopping at has years of experience in serving travelers from all around the world. As such, the cooks, and the servers are well trained in hygiene. You can expect the food quality to meet high standards.
This trip is suitable for solo travelers, couples and groups. We will be forming groups to accommodate all kinds of travelers according to your travel dates. We will plan according to your convenience.
Yes, we are fully prepared to tackle all kinds of emergencies.
Yes. You can book this flight from Lukla. You will need to inform and confirm with us a day before.
Since Kalapathar is at a very high altitude of 5545m, we will need to reduce the pressure on the helicopter. So, the helicopter will only take 3 people or a 250 kg weight limit at one time. However, we will be doing two to three shuttle runs to make sure everybody gets an equal chance.
This is a fairly leisurely commercial flight. So, it is suitable for people of all age groups. Our customer’s health comes first. So, if at any point you feel unwell, just let us know and we will take care of you immediately.