• Duration:1 Day
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Max. Altitude: 5545m
  • Group Size: 1-4
  • Activity: Tour
  • Pick Up: Yes

About Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp in the Himalaya of Nepal is a popular destination for trekkers around the world. Everest Base Camp Trekking is probably one of the best treks in the Himalaya of Nepal. Following the footsteps of the legendary mountaineers is a dream of many. To witness the nature, landscape, mountains, glaciers and the Sherpa people is definitely a lifetime experience in Nepal. We have put together this amazing luxury helicopter to Everest Base Camp for enthusiast travelers wishing to experience Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Himalaya from Kala Patthar. This helicopter tour is an excellent addition to the Nepal trip. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is one of the best opportunities to witness and experience Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu valley within couple of hours.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is exclusively designed to encounter and explore the world’s highest mountains within a very short time frame. Many travelers have a dream of seeing Everest during their visit to Nepal. But they may be limited by time as it will take 10-14 Days by trekking to Everest Base Camp. To all of them, this amazing helicopter tour is the perfect option to experience the vistas of the Khumbu Himalaya.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour starts off by flying east from Kathmandu to the stunning Himalayan airport at Lukla 2860m. We will take a quick break to get the first taste of the fresh mountain air and scenery of this stunning airport. After refueling at Lukla, our helicopter flight heads towards the Everest Base Camp. Following the Khumbu valley, we fly over Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep and the Khumbu Glacier. We will finally witness the base camp of worlds’ highest mountain, Mount Everest (8848m). Don’t be surprised if you see lots of tents, climbers at Everest Base Camp dreaming to conquer their goal.

After a quick look at Everest Base Camp from our helicopter we will shortly head to our landing spot at Kala Patthar. Many trekkers hike up to Kala Patthar from Gorakshep to experience the amazing sunrise view of the Khumbu Himalaya. Probably the best view point in the Khumbu valley. You will be given a maximum of 5 minutes of landing time at Kala Patthar to relish the beauty and opulence around us thoroughly. This place and the views are absolutely outstanding. Time period is limited because of altitude concern.

Our next stop on the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the magnificent Hotel Everest View, Syangboche. This hotel offers a rare experience of mountain and luxury. Also popularly termed as the “Breakfast at Everest”. It is definitely a must do experience in the Himalaya of Nepal. With mouth watering breakfast at almost 4,000 meters admiring the Mount Everest and other beautiful Khumbu Panorama such as Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Taboche, Cholatse etc. Further we will fly back to Lukla for refueling and then to Kathmandu to end this epic lifetime experience in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Schedule:

  • Kathmandu - Lukla (Fueling)
  • Lukla - Everest Base Camp (Fly over)
  • Everest Base Camp - Kala Patthar
  • Kala Patthar - Syangboche (Breakfast at Hotel Everest View)
  • Syangboche - Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Syangboche - Lukla
  • Lukla - Kathmandu

Our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour cost is $1050 per person on a sharing basis and $4400 for a Private Chartered Flight. There should be at least 5 travelers for a Fixed Departure. The cost per person can vary depending on the number of travelers on the flight.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Helicopter Tour into the Khumbu Valley is no less than a visual spectacle.
  • You get to fly over the major places of the Everest Base Camp Trekking and encounter picturesque landscapes and blessed valleys with towering mountains all around.
  • You will have a delicious breakfast at Hotel Everest View Syangboche, one of the most astonishing hotels in the world at such high altitude.
  • You can have a privilege of landing at Kala Patthar, the foothills of the world’s highest mountain in a matter of an hour.
  • You land at Lukla Airport, one of the world’s most thrilling airports in the world.
  • Close up view of the world’s beautiful Mountain Ama Dablam and an amazing glimpse of Khumbu Icefall and Glacier.


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Day 1: Kathmandu to Kala Patthar via Everest Base Camp

Your Everest helicopter tour will start from International Airport, Kathmandu. Early in the morning, we will pick you from the hotel and drive to the airport's domestic terminal. 

Once you complete your airport formalities, you will proceed to fly Lukla. After 45 minutes, you will land at Lukla with magnificent views of the chains of the Himalayas. Once you land at Lukla, you will start witnessing the local Sherpa culture and lifestyle. At the airport, you will see many Sherpa guides and porters waiting for their clients. It will take around 15 minutes to refuel the flight.

After refueling at Lukla airport, you will fly to Kala Patthar. The inflight commentary will tell you exactly where you are, whether it's the legendary Everest Base Camp or the mighty Khumbu glacier. In the second half of the flight, you will get great views of the mountains such as Everest, Pumori, and Lhotse summit when flying over the Kala Patthar. The 3-4 hours Everest Helicopter tour lets you land in the Kalapatthar, where you will indulge in the view of the mighty, majestic peaks of the Khumbu region of Nepal. Fifteen minutes on the ground may not sound like a lot, but it's far enough to find out splendid views of the scenic mountain beauty.

This short flight is bound to arouse your appetite for another helicopter tour. After enjoying the magical moments at Kala Patthar, you will fly to the world's highest situated hotel, Everest View Hotel, for a hearty breakfast at Syangboche. It is an ideal place to get the mesmerizing scene of snow-capped peaks in luxury. You will have a hearty filling breakfast at Everest view hotel with splendid Everest view.

After having an excellent breakfast in the hotel, you will fly back to the Lukla with the astonishing views of the Himalayas. There is nothing more exciting than a clear bird's eye view of the Himalayas up close. Once again, the flight will land at Lukla for 15 minutes for refueling and fly back to Kathmandu. Finally, before heading back to Kathmandu, you will see the full range of the Everest region landscapes' diversity as you look down on the Namche Bazaar, Lukla, and Phakding. After this exhilarating flight, you will be taken back to your hotel in comfortable, private transport.


  • breakfast
  • 3-4 hours
  • 5545m

What's Included

  • Transfers from Hotel - Airport - Hotel on Private Vehicle 
  • Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour 
  • All Landing Charges
  • Value Added Tax and Agency Service Charge.
  • Airport Tax

What’s Excluded

  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit (USD 30)
  • Breakfast at Everest View Hotel (USD 20-25)