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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Costs

If you are looking for the best value Everest Base Camp helicopter landing tour, you are in the right place. Our Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour costs USD 1500  per person. This package unlocks your dreams of experiencing stunning landscapes around Everest.

With this trip, you do not have to bother about walking for longer days to reach to the base of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest. The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour from Kathmandu starts before sunrise and ends by midday. Within an hour of leaving Kathmandu, you will stand at the EBC after the flight – an alternate for Everest Base Camp Trek.

Our experienced crew members and pilots lead the trip. They ensure you best moments throughout the Everest Base Camp helicopter landing tour. For the experiences you have, our Everest Base Camp helicopter tour costs are reasonable.

Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is an exciting day trip to Everest region. A short, luxurious and pleasant flight is a once in a lifetime experience. The entire flight is full of mesmerizing views of hills, valleys, and mountains.

This four-hour-long day tour is for those on a tight schedule. The package is for you if you prefer a luxurious detour to Everest Base Camp over a multi-day trek. The trip suits those with a strong desire to go to the mountains but have limited fitness or prohibited by health conditions. Children to elderly of any age and fitness level can take make this trip.

Helicopter flight to Everest offers stunning views of the world’s highest mountains. It is a perfect getaway to see glistering mountains, glaciers, and lifestyle of Sherpas. With this trip, you would achieve those lifelong memories without any physical efforts but a reasonable payment of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour cost.

You will get an aerial view of one of the world’s most loved trekking destination ie the Everest region. The trip is not all air bound. You will get enough opportunities to land on the lap of the mountains and click the amazing mountainscapes. You will breathe in the crisp and fresh air of Himalayas.

And, enjoy a five-star-luxury at luxurious Hotel Everest View. Having breakfast at this hotel nestled among mountains is as memorable as the rest of the flight. You will dine with the crisp views of the towering Mt Everest in front of you. Sounds amazing, right?

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu

Best Time for the Helicopter Tour to Everest

We offer you customizable helicopter tour package to meet your preferences. Mt. Everest Base Camp helicopter tour can be done during any months of spring and autumn.

Spring offers nature at its best with warm and pleasant weather. During the Spring you will enjoy the enticing views of the colorful rhododendron forests on the backdrop of the chain of Himalayas. While, autumn offers clear skies, major festivals of Nepal, greenery and clear views.

September to May is next best season for the day tour to Everest Base Camp by helicopter. These months have clear skies, less rainfall, and calm weather. The average day-time temperature in these months ranges between 15 to 20-degree Celsius (59 to 68-degrees Fahrenheit). The temperature at night may fall below zero, depending on altitude.

Months from June to August are not recommended for Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. These months witness heavy rainfalls and frequent changes in weather. Even during these months, helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp is possible. But, the weather must be clear for long enough to complete the round trip. It depends on luck and weather conditions on a particular day.

Outline of Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing

Our Everest Helicopter day tour starts in Kathmandu early in the morning. Within an hour of taking off from Kathmandu airport, you will land at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla for fuelling. After a short fuelling break, you will head towards Kala Patthar.

Kala Patthar is the best vantage point for stunning views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse Khumbu glacier and Everest Base Camp. We will land you at Kala Patthar for 10 to 15 minutes where you will take photograph and soak in the scenery.

After stopping at Kala Patthar, you will fly over Everest Base Camp. You may land here too, depending on your preference and weather conditions. The low flight over Everest Base Camp offers scenic views of the world’s highest snow-capped mountains, Khumbu Ice Fall and base camp. Plus, tents of climbers and trekkers attempting the Everest summit add color to the rugged mountain terrain.

Flying low around Everest Base Camp, we head towards Syangboche airstrip. We will stop here for 45 minutes for breakfast at Hotel Everest View. You will enjoy the luxurious breakfast at the lap of the highest mountains. Delicious breakfast on your table and the picturesque views of the snow-covered peaks under the blue sky in front of you! It surely will be once in a lifetime experience for you.

Then, we return to Lukla and back to Kathmandu. You will have memories full of mountains and cameras full of beautiful photographs. During the Everest base camp helicopter landing tour package, you will not miss any major attractions of the region. Like, you will catch a sight of Tengboche monastery, Tenzing Hillary Airport, Sherpa people, Kala Patthar, and the Namche Bazar.

Special note: Please note that if you are in a group larger than three members, we will make shuttle trips from Syangboche. This is for dividing the load for safety purpose. Due to high altitude flight, the load recommendation in one flight is 250 kilograms. In the flight to Syangboche and back to Kathmandu, a helicopter can carry up to six persons.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary

6 am: Pick up From Hotel in Kathmandu
7 am to 7:55 am: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport
8: 10 am to 8:50 am: Fly from Lukla to Kala Patthar or Everest Base Camp
8:50 to 9:05: Kala Patthar/Everest Base Camp to Syangboche
9:05 to 9:50: Breakfast at Hotel Everest View
9:50 to 11:10: Return flight from Syangboche to Lukla to Kathmandu
11:10: Pick up from Kathmandu Airport and Transfer to your Hotel

Please note that time is indicative and may vary. Timing depends on weather conditions and air traffic at Kathmandu and Lukla airport.

Mount Everest Helicopter Tour Price

Exciting Nepal offers Everest Base Camp helicopter tour packages starting at USD 1500 per person. We offer special discounts if you book for groups larger than four people.

However, if you do not want to hire a guide for this trip then you Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour cost diminishes. So, it is up to you whether you plan to hire them or not. We suggest you hire one because they will explain and narrate you about the mountains you see during the flight, plus they help you communicate with the Sherpa people while on land.

This Package Cost is Includes

  • Fares of airport pick up and drop to your hotel on a comfortable vehicle
  • An experienced English speaking guide to go with you on the trip. Cost covers his/her wages, meals, medical insurance and transportation allowances.
  • Charges of a chartered helicopter with an experienced pilot for flight duration.
  • All applicable government and local taxes
  • All landing charges in airports and Everest region
  • Applicable value added tax (VAT) and service charges
  • Emergency oxygen bottle helicopter and medical kits in the helicopter
  • Rental of personal gear such as down jacket. We provide you a down jacket needed for this trip.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing Cost Excludes

  • Visa fees to Nepal from your home country: You need to pay minimal visa fees while applying for the visa to Nepal.
  • International Airfare to Nepal and back to your country: You need to bear all necessary airfares on your own.
  • All necessary permits and entry fee for Sagarmatha National Park. fees are usually USD 30 per person and a Local Area Permit which costs USD 10 per person.
  • Personal and Medical Insurance in your home country: You need to arrange your own travel insurance as required, before leaving for Nepal. Without your travel insurance, we do not arrange any treks for you. Because your safety is our primary concern.
  • Personal expenses: The package cost does not include any of your costs related to food, drinks, and tips in Kathmandu. Tipping is accepted but not mandatory.

Why Book With Us

  • 100% safety records.
  • Your safety and satisfaction is our first priority.
  • Best price guarantee for group bookings.
  • Customizable departure dates.
  • Safe and secure payment.
  • Excellent service quality.
  • Over 12 years of experience.
  • Deep understanding of quality services and locality.
  • Guaranteed departure on every booking. (Departure and arrival time depends on weather conditions.)
  • Round the clock services.
  • We offer specialized care and considerations to our clients.
  • Company and office based in Kathmandu.
  • Experienced ground handling staff at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Hassle free quick services
  • Easy online booking

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellation of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearrange the schedule.

Book our Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing here. Please contact us for more details and customizing your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

Booking requirements

Please provide us your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that we can pre-plan if we need to arrange shuttle trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay rest of the amount before the flight. You can also make an online reservation here.

You can also make reservations with us via [email protected]. Call or text us using Viber, WhatsApp on +977 9851069596 (Subash) for more details.


Subash KC

Managing Director

Mr. Subash K.C ventured into the tourism industry after completing his studies in Management Stream in 2001 at Tribhuvan University. Mr. K.C, born and brought up in the Lalitpur district, is keenly interested in exploring the different trekking routes. Getting the opportunity to work in the tourism industry helped him gather insights about trekking across Nepal. In addition, he also learned about customer care and group management.
By leading solo and group trekkers himself, he started collecting data about many trekking destinations in Nepal. He creates an enriching experience for national and international travelers through exceptional hospitality.

Apart from managing trekking and tours, Mr K.C also handles client inquiries, accommodation reservations, arrangements of transportation and flights, and other logistics. Recognizing the importance of personalized service, he proactively takes care of clients' needs and requirements. He is fluent in English and excels in organizing treks, tours, and adventure sports in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan.

He is highly committed to promoting responsible tourism and prioritizes client satisfaction by providing top-notch service through his well-organized company. He believes that through responsible traveling, we can protect the natural environment and promote sustainability. He has expanded his knowledge by traveling to various countries worldwide, such as India, Bhutan, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Thailand, China, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, USA, Japan, UK, Canada etc and is passionate about exploring more destinations.