Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Trip at a Glance
Highlights of the Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp
- Mesmerizing views of Mt. Everest and adjoining peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lobuche, and others
- Aerial sightseeing of Sagarmatha National Parl and the natural diversities of the Everest region
- Kala Patthar – one of the best vantage points in the Everest region
- Delicious breakfast at the Everest View Hotel
- Chance to explore nearby places of Lukla during the fueling break
Everest Base Camp in Helicopter – Day Tour:
Day Tour via Helicopter hovering over the Everest Base Camp lets you enjoy the majestic views of Mt. Everest along with the other adjoining peaks such as Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, etc. This Everest Base Camp by Helicopter is one of the most demanding tours among tourists. Hopping onto the helicopter is an incomparable experience at the base of Mt. Everest. This is the dream comes true opportunity which is facilitated by Step on Himalaya to its valued guests. Spending even a moment at the base of the tallest mountain in the world is a life worthy achievement for any traveler. We can not only view the picturesque view of Mt. Everest and other snow-capped peaks but also we can see the striking views of the Khumbu Glacier which is situated at the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge.
After hoping down from the helicopter, we take a pause at Kala Patthar which is the vantage point of Mt. Everest and its neighboring Himalayan ranges. We now fly to Syangboche and spend some precious time enjoying breakfast with a lot of choices at a hotel along with the eye-catching views of the amazing Himalayan vista. As it is a little bit risky to spend a longer time at the Everest Base Camp due to the possibility of catching altitude sickness, we fly back to Lukla, fuel the helicopter and then return back to Kathmandu. This ends the 1-day tour of the Everest Base Camp via Helicopter with unforgettable memories amidst the Himalayas.
There is actually no comparison of experiencing the Everest Base Camp even for a short time. Any time of the year is suitable for the Helicopter day tour to Everest Base Camp but the recommended time for this day tour via Helicopter is from September to April to feel the mesmerizing effects of the natural beauty of Mt. Everest. This Helicopter tour of Everest Base Camp is basically designed for those who are under time restrictions but still want to conquer the dream of Everest Base Camp. Step on Himalaya would be very ready to please our visitors to provide optimal satisfaction via the enthralling aerial tour of Everest Base Camp.
Everest Helicopter Tour Cost
1 person: 3545 USD per person
2 people: 1760 USD per person
3 people: 1135 USD per person
4 people: 1090 USD per person
5 people: 895 USD per person
Acclimatization during Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Acclimatization is an essential part of the Helicopter ride. One must be able to cope with the abrupt change in altitude and the alterations in the weather. On the “Day Tour of Everest Base Camp in Helicopter”, you will take off from Kathmandu i.e. 1300 meters to the maximum height of 5545 meters in a few hours. The sudden increment in the altitude sometimes gives you AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). So, Safety is the priority and the most important during any trip. Before beginning the Helicopter tour, the Diamox tablet can be taken as a precaution. Consultation with the doctor before booking the Helicopter tour is safer and more beneficial.
Best Time for Everest Helicopter Tour
The tour in Everest Base Camp (EBC) is a golden opportunity. Hence, you will always look for the best time to travel to EBC. September to April is the recommended duration to take the Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp. Even though the Autumn and the Spring seasons are the peak season for tourists to visit Nepal, the helicopter day tour during the Winter also offers equally clear awe-inspiring views of the Himalayan vista. During the Monsoon season, the clouds block the views. So it is not recommended to travel from June to August.
Everest Helicopter Trip Start Dates and Cost
Kindly go through the available dates for starting the Helicopter Day Tour of Everest Base Camp. Please let us know your departure dates for making sufficient arrangements.
Day 01: Starting time of Everest Helicopter Day tour is 06:00 A.M. and Ending time is at 10:00 A.M.
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla
The Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp starts as soon as you are ready to get picked up from the hotel by the representative of Step on Himalaya to escort you to the Domestic airport of Kathmandu in a private comfy vehicle. There will be a Chartered Helicopter on standby. As the helicopter takes off, the beautiful scenery of Kathmandu valley at the base of the green mountains of Nagarkot and Jiri will stun you. The flight will take about 45 minutes to reach Lukla. During the flight, you will see the soaring snow-covered peaks at the closest distance possible.
Fly from Lukla to Kala Patthar
The helicopter will take a break for about 10 minutes for fueling. So, not a good idea to wander around. A better option is to stay close and enjoy the cool breezes from the gigantic Himalayas. After fueling, the helicopter will fly towards Kala Patthar. You can immerse yourself in the wilderness and calmness of the Everest region. The broad forest of the Sagarmatha National Park, the epic Himalayan range of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and the eye-soothing glaciers give you serenity even in the loud fanning sound of the Helicopter. Kala Patthar is at the altitude of 5550 meters which is quite a fascinating viewpoint for Everest and adjoining peaks.
Fly from Kala Patthar to Everest View Hotel for breakfast
The flight from Kala Patthar to Everest View Hotel will be of around 12 minutes. Everest View Hotel is one of the best hotels located in Syangboche for the yummy breakfast and enjoying the magnificent views of Everest. The tranquility of Everest provides you with a heavenly feeling.
Refueling at Syangboche then to Lukla
Last stop by for about 10 minutes at Synagboche for refueling, then fly to Lukla. Once again, you get the opportunity to enjoy the eagle view of the amazing landscapes of the Sagarmatha National park surrounded by the glistening Himalayas and the captivating ambiance.
Flyback from Lukla to Kathmandu
Finally, heading back to Kathmandu viewing the spectacular terrains of the Everest region. The 45 minutes flight is worthy to cover hovering over the Everest region and the Kathmandu valley.
The temperature varies as per the season of the year. It also depends upon the alterations in the elevations. It is from 5° C to 20° C normally in the morning during the months of April to September. While from the month of October to March, the temperature might fall below a minimum of - 10° C to a maximum of 15° C during the day time. It is usually cold in the night time.
The higher you go, the more change in the climate. There are abrupt changes in the weather at the Base Camp on Everest.
The cost depends on what type of selected package. There are various types of packages to Everest Base Camp like 14 days-Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Luxury Trek, Short Everest Trek, Everest Base Camp Budget Trek, Everest Three High Passes Trek, etc. For example, all the facilities are arranged in the five-star level to a possible extent in Everest Luxury Trek while there are some limitations in Everest Base Camp Budget Trek. In Budget Trek, you have to hire a porter with an additional cost, arrange the accommodation and meals in Kathmandu by yourself, etc.
Everest Helicopter Tour Information
Everest Helicopter Tour is a private tour that can accommodate a maximum of 5 people in one ride. The cost is the same even if there are 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 people. So, if you are alone and want to join the other group in order to reduce the cost, our team will try their best to find such a group for you. Everest Helicopter Tour is a tour for about 4 hours. So you can opt for a short village tour, hiking, whitewater rafting, canoeing, paragliding, sightseeing tour, zip flyer, bungee jumping, etc. in the remaining part of the day.
- Wheelchair accessible
- Confirmation of the tour will be received at the time of booking.
- In case of an emergency, Oxygen is available inside the helicopter. It will cost an additional charge for the personal use of Oxygen if taken outside the helicopter.
Checklist for Everest Base Camp Heli Tour:
- Grab some woolen warm clothes such as down jackets, trousers, sweaters for the Helicopter tour during winter
- UV protection sunglasses
- Lip balm and moisturizer
- Gloves or mittens
- Scarf or muffler
- Water bottle
To see and feel Mt. Everest is a dream and when you hover in a helicopter to enjoy the views of Everest at the possible closest distance, that is simply WOW feeling.Step On Himalaya arranged the Everest Base Camp Helicpopter Tour in a very affordable rate and also we were able to catch the first ride of the day. It really saved the whole day. The memento at the Everest Base Camp was awesome. Thanks to Step On Himalaya team for arranging so wonderful ride and giving the splendid moment of the lifetime. If you really want to enjoy Nepal without any hassle, please contact and book with Step On Himalaya. Our whole team greatly recommends SOH!