Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing


  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Destination: Everest Region
  • Starts/Ends: Kathmandu Airport
  • Best Time: All around the year
  • Travel Style: Sightseeing
  • Maximum Altitude: 5,644 m at Kala Patthar


  • A quick venture that leads to Everest Base Camp/Kala Patthar
  • No need to trek for multiple days to enjoy the beauty of the Everest region
  • Easy, comfortable helicopter ride perfect for everyone, including kids, elderly & physically disabled people
  • Multiple landings at different spots- Lukla, Kala Patthar & Syangboche Airstrip
  • Witness breathtaking mountains views throughout the flight
  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Hotel Everest View
  • Best price, safety guaranteed, and smooth flight experience with us

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Fly right into the heart of the Himalayas with us on our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing. Sit back, relax, and let us take care of your every need, as you explore the world’s highest mountain ranges. Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is a hassle-free way to reach the lap of Mt. Everest in less than an hour. It is an easy trip for people of any age and experience who wishes to go beyond conventional trips.

The participants get to see stunning aerial views of the Sherpa villages and majestic Himalayan mountains. Moreover, our Everest Base Camp helicopter tour has a short landing at the EBC or Kala Patthar. You land at one of these places and get to take pictures. Our Everest Helicopter tour then leads to one of the highest hotels in the world, Hotel Everest View for a delicious breakfast. Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is a magical day trip to unwind and get back in your zone.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing

Trekking through dense forests and mountain villages on winding rugged trails does sound very tempting and adventurous but it might not be for everyone. We take hundreds of travelers from all around the world to the base camp of Mount Everest and beyond it every year in a helicopter. No stressful walking, no hassle, and no risks of altitude sickness.

A helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp is a luxury way of traveling in the Khumbu region (Everest region). Ditching the classic Everest Base Camp trek route, you'll hop on a private helicopter and fly across the lush green hills and giant snow-clustered mountains. The heli tour to Everest Base Camp is designed to offer comfort and luxury in one of the most extreme locations on Earth.

Views during the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour offers dramatic aerial views of some of the majestic eight-thousanders like Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,463 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), and Kanchenjunga (8,586 m). The flight also presents stretching views of lush green hills, verdant valleys, rivers, and villages. You will see outstanding views of glaciers and moraines.

Snow-capped mountains like Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Island Peak (6,160 m), Pumori (7,161 m), Kongde Ri (6,187 m), Baruntse (7,162 m), and many other peaks are seen during the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour flight.

Apart from mountains and hills, you'll have a glimpse of the lifestyle of locals from different communities including Sherpas. The heart-warming beauty, serenity, and remoteness of the Everest region will rejuvenate your soul on this short day trip.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Flight Landing Sites

Our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour itinerary has multiple short landings at different places. This makes the Everest helicopter tour package even more fantastic and impressive. We aim to provide as close, immersive journey as possible through our Everest helicopter flight tour.

And to do so, our team has decided to include two major landings, one at Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) or Kala Patthar (5,644 m) and another at Hotel Everest View (3,962 m). Apart from these two places, you will land at Lukla (2,860 m) for 10-15 minutes for refueling.

There might not be enough landing space at the Everest Base Camp (5,364 m), so we land at Kala Patthar which is at 4,644 meters. Moreover, Kala Patthar offers a better mountain panorama than EBC with a spectacular view of Mt. Everest.

The landing will be short. You cannot stay at that high elevation for more than 10 minutes or you may suffer from altitude sickness. 10 minutes is enough to quickly look around, soak in the soothing air and jaw-dropping views of the Himalayan mountains.

Add-ons: celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, proposals, etc at top of the world with us

Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar is a noteworthy destination and places like these are perfect to celebrate your biggest occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, proposals, etc. If you want to organize any special surprise event for your loved ones, we can help you do so.

As you are already flying to EBC, we'll arrange a surprise cake, bouquet, champagne, wine, etc at your request. During the time of booking, let us know your plan and our team will assist you with everything that's under our control. You may be charged additional money for these services.

You can hire a photographer or videographer too.

Who can join Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

Anyone can join our helicopter flight tour to Everest base camp. You can exclusively fly to Nepal just to enjoy aerial views of the Himalayas and have a delicious breakfast at one of the highest luxury hotels in the world. Likewise, if you are already in Nepal and looking for an adventurous day activity then Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour makes a great option too.

People who have limited time to join one of those famous treks in the Everest region can opt for Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour instead. And travelers with health issues who are restrained from trekking in the Himalayas can go on an EBC helicopter flight landing tour as well.

We also help physically disabled people to cross their boundaries and satisfy their hunger of standing strong with the Himalayas. Our expert team takes care of the participants with special issues during the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp.

No previous experience or any kind of advanced training is needed to join Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing. Be available in Kathmandu on the day of the helicopter tour and that's it.

Why Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing with us:

We specialize in helicopter tours to Everest Base Camp and other destinations in the Himalayas. Our company is solely established to offer safe and comfortable helicopter tours in Nepal to travelers from around the world.

We have been organizing a successful Everest helicopter tour for quite some time now. Our trips are well designed and managed by our professional team members.

With us, you can get many helicopter services from pick up and drop to rescue missions. Apart from the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour flight, we also have many other proper packages and you can tailor-make a helicopter tour too.

Our safety, commitment to high-quality service, assured departure, and satisfaction rate makes us the best helicopter tour agency in Nepal. Below are some of the points that will help you choose us as your reliable helicopter tour partner:

  • Safe and secured helicopter tours
  • Very experienced team of pilots and flight instructors
  • Hand-picked helicopter tour packages
  • Custom heli tours
  • Best price guaranteed with flexible cancelation policy
  • Last-minute booking policy
  • Quick response
  • Easy reservation protocol
  • 24/7 communication is available through calls or other mediums like email, Facebook, Whatsapp, WeChat, etc.


One of our team representatives will receive you from your hotel and drop you at the domestic airport. We'll provide you with the contact details of our team, who'll be responsible for your pickup & drop during the booking.

    After all the participants arrive at the airport, we begin a short flight instruction briefing. The instructor will go through important guidelines and safety measures. You then meet with the captain. Ask all your questions without any hesitations.

      Our first stop is Lukla airport, where we land for 10-15 minutes to refuel the shuttle before flying further. The flight from Kathmandu takes off, and gradually flies over stunning green hills & the snow-capped mountains begin to uncover themselves in front of us. Mountains like Gaurishankar, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Shishapangma, etc, are seen at this part of the flight.

      • 2,860 m
      • 45 minutes

      rom Lukla airport, we take off and fly above beautiful Sherpa villages and lush green hills. As the flight progresses, we begin to see close views of giant Himalayan mountains, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Island Peak, Baurntse, Pumori, and numerous others.

      *Note: Landing at Kala Patthar above 220 kgs is prohibited. Therefore, if we have more than 3 participants in the group, we may get an extra shuttle at Pheriche and continue our flight to Kala Patthar.

      • 5,644 m
      • 15 minutes

      We land at Kala Patthar for 10 minutes. As our body is unadapted to these sudden dramatic changes in elevation, staying at Kala Patthar for more than 10 minutes can lead to acute mountain sickness (altitude sickness).

      Another big reason for a short layover is the engine of the helicopter that can not be turned off. Because of high elevation, wind & thin air, once the captain turns off the engine, it cannot be restarted.

      • 10 minutes

      fter a short stopover at Kala Patthar, the helicopter descends to Syangboche Airstrip. Just a few hundred meters above Syangboche is Hotel Everest View (3,962 m), where you'll have a delicious breakfast. The descending flight will be mesmerizing and offers a breathtaking mountain panorama.

      • 3,962 m
      • 15 minutes

      Everest View Hotel is one of the highest hotels in the world and holds Guiness World Record. It is a luxurious hotel in the Everest region that offers modern comforts and top-class service.

      The hotel is famous for its mountain views from all of its windows. You'll have a delicious breakfast, relishing the gorgeous landscape. After breakfast, hike down to Syangboche Airstrip to fly back.

      • 30 minutes


      It's a short flight back to Lukla airport. We refuel the helicopter and take the last flight back to Kathmandu. During the refueling, you'll have one last chance to get out of the helicopter and enjoy being in the Himalayas.

      • 15 minutes
      • 2,860 m

      Flying over the lush hills, rivers, and terraced fields, we turn to Kathmandu. While returning, you'll go over the Khumbu Glacier and the ancient Tengboche monastery. The chopper gradually begins to descend towards Kathmandu airport, where the trip ends.

      • 1,300 m
      • 45 minutes

      Before you leave the airport, please take a few minutes to leave your feedback. It'll help you refine our service and provide a better helicopter tour to our guests. Our airport representative will drop you back at your hotel.

        Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Kala Patthar via Lukla Airport, land at Kala Patthar and Everest View Hotel before returning back to Kathmandu

        We have explained our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing itinerary in different phases so that you can better understand the itinerary. It’s a day program (4 hours long).

        Tour Map

        Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing map


        • Airport pickup and drop-off from and to your hotel.
        • An experienced and English-speaking tour guide.
        • A chartered Helicopter with an experienced pilot.
        • All government taxes.
        • Company service charges.
        • Emergency oxygen tanks (if needed) inside the helicopter.


        • International Airfare.
        • Visa Fees for your arrival in Nepal.
        • Personal and Medical Insurance.
        • Personal expenses (soft drinks, meals in Kathmandu, and Everest).
        • Breakfast at Everest View Hotel.
        • National park fees (30 USD, about 3390 Nrs.), if applicable.
        • Khumbu Village developers (Tax 18 USD or about 2,000 Nrs.), if applicable.
        • Airport Tax (1.5 USD or about 200 Nrs).

        Essential Info

        Everest Base Camp helicopter tour flight route

        Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing begins from Kathmandu domestic airport early in the morning. We will pick you up from your hotel or we can directly meet at the domestic airport terminal. After all the participants reach the airport, there'll be a small briefing session by the flight instructor. The briefing will inform you about the Everest helicopter tour. What you can expect from the tour and the things you should not do while flying.

        It will be a fun and interactive session. At the end of the briefing, your captain will say hello to you and introduce himself. You'll then board the helicopter and take off from Kathmandu towards Lukla airport. It takes around 45 minutes to reach Lukla airport situated at 2,860 m (9,380 ft). Lukla is a small airport that offers one of the most nerve-racking take-off & landing.

        The helicopter lands at the Lukla airport for 10 to 15 minutes to refuel. In the meantime, you can stretch and look around the airstrip. Once the refueling is done and the helicopter is ready to fly, the captain will signal you to board the chopper. Get in and buckle up your seat belt to witness breathtaking mountain landscapes waiting to unfold themselves in front of you ahead.

        Flying over the dense forests of Sagarmatha National Park and the gorgeous Sherpa villages like Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Pangboche, Lobuche, etc, we approach the Everest Base Camp. As the weather and circumstances allow, we land at the base camp or Kala Patthar.

        You get another 10 to 15 minutes as we mentioned earlier. From here, the EBC helicopter flight landing tour descends to Syangboche Airstrip 3,780 m/12,402 ft. We land here and ascend approximately 180 meters to the Hotel Everest View. We go to this hotel to have a mouth-watering breakfast with sensational views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Thamserku, Baruntse, etc.

        After breakfast, we walk down to Syangboche Airstrip and take the last flight back to Kathmandu. Overall Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing will be around 3 to 3.5 hours long.

        Safety Note for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing

        • Pay attention to the flight instructor during the briefing. You'll know a lot about flight safety precautions.
        • Enter and exit the helicopter only after the signal of the captain.
        • Fasten your seat belt nicely and do not move or change your seat once in the air.
        • Don't throw anything out of the window during the flight.
        • Do not smoke inside the helicopter.
        • Do not approach the helicopter from behind.
        • Do not run behind the things you left or fly because of strong wind once inside the helicopter.
        • Listen to your captain's instructions and do not behave inappropriately.

        Our Helicopter Services in Everest Region

        We have multiple helicopter services in the Everest region that include complete tour packages, pickup/drop service, and rescue missions. You can also request a pickup from or drop service from/to anywhere in the Everest region with us.

        Some of our helicopter services in the Everest region are mentioned below:

        • Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa
        • Helicopter flight from Gorak Shep (EBC) or Kala Patthar to Kathmandu
        • Helicopter flight from Dingboche to Lukla/Kathmandu
        • Helicopter flight from Namche to Lukla/Kathmandu
        • Helicopter flight from Gokyo Ri to Lukla/Kathmandu
        • Helicopter flight from Lukla to EBC or Kala Patthar (drop back to Lukla/Kathmandu)
        • Helicopter flight from Phakding to EBC or Kala Patthar (drop back to Lukla/Kathmandu)
        • Helicopter flight from Namche to EBC or Kala Patthar (drop back to Lukla/Kathmandu)
        • Helicopter flight from Tengboche to EBC or Kala Patthar (drop back to Lukla/Kathmandu)
        • Helicopter flight from Pheriche or Dingboche to EBC or Kala Patthar (drop back to Lukla/Kathmandu)
        • Helicopter flight from Pangboche to EBC or Kala Patthar (drop back to Lukla/Kathmandu)
        • Helicopter flight from Thukla or Lobuche to EBC or Kala Patthar (drop back to Lukla/Kathmandu)

        Cost Details of Everest Base camp Helicopter flight tour with landing

        Depending upon the customer's needs, the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour price may differ. Our Everest Base Camp helicopter tour package begins from Kathmandu and ends at Kathmandu. Therefore, the price of the package is set as per that.

        For instance, if you are in Lukla and you want to take a helicopter flight to EBC, then the Lukla to Everest Base Camp helicopter price will be different.

        On average our EBC helicopter flight landing tour starts at USD 899 per person in a group of 5 people. Depending upon the group size, the price of the heli tour may increase or decrease.

        For solo travelers, there are two options, one you can fly privately to EBC but the price will be very expensive, or second, you can join one of one our departure dates & fly with other travelers from around the world.

        Group joining Everest base camp helicopter tour cost details

        We have a very reasonable rate for a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp with top-notch service and a safety guarantee. If you are traveling in a group and want to join Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing, you can contact us and let us know the date you want to fly. Our team will get back to you with the price and all the information you should know about the heli tour to EBC.

        The cost is like this for group joining:

        • For solo participants - USD 1100
        • For 2 participants - USD 1,100 per person
        • For 3 participants - USD 995 per person
        • For 4 participants - USD 940 per person
        • For 5 participants - USD 830 per person

        The above-mentioned price is only for travelers with their own group.

        Private Everest Base Camp helicopter tour price

        If you want to hire a chopper for you and your loved one for a private trip then the cost of a single shuttle ranges from USD 3500 to USD 4000 and above per trip. The trip includes pick-up and drop from Kathmandu. If the weight exceeds 250 kgs limits, we will need an extra shuttle, which has additional costs.

        Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing packing & clothing

        Everest Base Camp helicopter tour flight takes place in the morning. You have to get ready for the trip as per the weather. Even though most of the days in the peak season have a clear sky with a warm climate, there may be some days with cold air. Our team will help you with packing for the EBC heli tour.

        You'll need the following things for the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour flight:

        • Windproof down jacket
        • Sunhat
        • A bottle of Water
        • Tissue paper
        • Sunscreen & lip balm
        • Sunglass
        • Camera and mobile
        • Your passport and passport copy

        Tour FAQs

        • Q1. Up to what altitude Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour takes?

          A helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp takes up to 5,364 meters at EBC or 5,644 meters at Kala Patthar. The tour begins at 1,300 meters from Kathmandu airport.

        • We land at Kala Patthar for 10 minutes. Landing more than 10 minutes can lead you to altitude sickness. Likewise, the pilots cannot turn off the helicopter engine. Because of the high altitude and thin air, restarting the engine is basically impossible.

        • If the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp gets canceled because of bad weather, climate, or political disturbance, we refund 100% of the package cost. However, if the tour is canceled by the clients, we return a certain percentage of the total package cost depending upon the time left for departure.

        • Yes, you can join our group for the Everest helicopter tour. We have many groups departing regularly to EBC in the peak season.

        • To book a private or family Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, all you have to do is get in touch with us and do the easy booking process. We'll suggest the best time as per your requirement. Send us your inquiry here for an instant reply:

        • Solo travelers can book an Everest helicopter tour with us anytime. You can request a private trip or join our group departure as per your budget.

        • Yes, we always have a backup oxygen cylinder available in the helicopter for emergency needs. Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is an easy tour with no issue with scarcity of oxygen.

        • Our maximum weight limit for the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is 500 kgs. We take up to 5 people. Usually, when we have 3 pax, 4pax, or 5 pax, we take an additional shuttle from Pheriche to maintain the weight. The participants have to bear the additional cost of extra helicopters.

        • Yes, we can take more than 5 people at the same time to EBC, however, we do so in multiple helicopters. The price of the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour will come as per the number of people and helicopters we use for the tour.

        • Yes, the weather does affect the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, but not like the commercial flights to Lukla. We do choose the clear for the helicopter tour. If there's a sudden change in weather, the flight can get delayed.

        • Everest Base Camp is situated on one side of Khumbu Glacier, and there's not enough space to land a helicopter. Plus, Kala Patthar offers a better mountain panorama than EBC itself, so we recommend landing at Kala Patthar.

        • To offer the best helicopter tour and a rewarding trip, we usually use 2 helicopters if there are more than 3 people. It allows us to maintain the weight limit. We can offer a safe and satisfying venture to our clients.

        • No, we do not have any hidden charges apart from our Everest Base Camp helicopter tour cost. All the expenses and permit costs are included in the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour package cost. If anything happens out of our control and incurs any additional expenses, we inform our guests with proper reasons. Happenings like this are rare.

        • There is no age limit for the Everest helicopter tour. Anyone can join the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour if they are healthy and do not get affected by altitude. Moreover, the EBC heli tour is perfect for family trips with kids & elderly.

        Client Reviews

        • Marius
          MariusCountry: United States,Date: March 22, 2022

          Excellent service and high qualified personnel

          During my Multi day trekking I got sick and needed to be evacuated. Helicopter arrived right away and flew very stable due to a experienced pilot. Manager in background coordinates transportation to hospital so didn’t worry at all. Many thanks to the helicopter team for professional service.

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