Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
1 USD 1300 Per Person
TRIP DURATION
1 Days
MAX. ALTITUDE
5555 meters
TRIP GRADE
Easy
LODGING
No
BEST SEASON
12 months a year
MEALS
Breakfast
COMMUNICATION
Local sim card
PER DAY WALK
No

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Mount Everest, at 8848 meters, is the world’s highest point. Nothing in the world gets higher than that. Imagine flying above the mountain and landing at Everest’s base camp.

You can imagine being surrounded by mountains in all directions and standing under the lap of the world’s tallest mountain. Sounds magical.

This Everest base camp helicopter tour must be the most exciting journey ever. It would take you to the Everest region, less than an hour from Kathmandu. You will be landing at not one but many stunning viewpoints, along with Everest.

No stone is left unturned, whether it be the magnificent panorama from Kala Patthar or the luxurious breakfast at Everest View Hotel. Everest is the world’s best view from 5,455 meters above sea level. For anyone wondering how to reach Everest Base Camp without a painful trek of almost two weeks, the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is a big blessing.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Highlights

  • Unbelievable views of the Himalayan range and many other peaks occurred during the adventurous mountain flight.
  • We guarantee a 100% full refund if the flight cannot operate due to bad weather
  • Visiting the classic Sherpa villages during short landings at Lukla and Periche
  • Landing at Everest View Hotel, the best viewpoint for Mount Everest and other peaks around Khumbu,
  • Dramatic flights above the glacier, river falls, and ice-falls
  • An aerial view of the stunning subtropical highlands and alpine grassland of Nepal.
  • A warm breakfast at Everest View Hotel with a panorama of the mountain
  • Optional stops at Namche Bazaar, an old trading town; Tengboche ( visit to monasteries); and Gokyo Lake.

To reserve a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp, contact us immediately: You can reach Nepal Mobile 24 hours a day via Viber, WeChat, Telegram, or WhatsApp at +977 9851329447 (local phone number) or +9779823636377 (WhatsApp). You can reach Sandip Dhungana by direct text or by phone:

How does the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour operate?

This incredible helicopter tour to the Mount Everest base camp commences early in the morning from Kathmandu. Our Himalayan master’s team staff will pick you up right at the hotel gate and drop you off at the airport in a private vehicle. Then, there will be some paperwork that needs to be completed under the guidance of our team. After that, we fly towards Lukla.

In less than 30 minutes, you will be stopped at Lukla airport. While the plane refuels and re-arranges its crew, you can visit the nearby places in Lukla. Then, the plane flies over the Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, and Gorakshep villages. Since trekkers use this route, you can see the entire Everest Base Camp route from the comfort of your window seat.

As Per your group number, we might have to land at Pheriche to adjust the team size (Described below in the “Helcopter group sharing” section). Soon, you will be flying over to the Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp is the hub of mountaineers and trek enthusiasts from all around the world. The plane flies over Everest, Gokyo, Kalapatthar and all major destinations of the area.

Now, we land at a nearby viewpoint called Kala Patthar(for private tours). After taking amazing photos at Kala Patthar, we fly for 10–12 minutes and land at the helipad of Hotel Everest View. After breakfast, we returned to the helicopter again and flew for another 30 minutes towards Kathmandu (sometimes landing at Lukla for refuelling).

Upon landing in Kathmandu, a team member drives you back in a luxury car to the hotel. Then, you can get to your upcoming destination.

New updates: 

EBC helicopter ban: After the tragic accident in 2023, the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landings was closed by the National Aviation Council. This decision was made after a manang air crash in while landing in the base camp. 

EBC helicopter reopens: The Everest helicopter tour started again in January 2024. Necessary policy changes have been made, and strict rules have been implemented for airlines that fly to Lukla. 

New Changes in Landing

Earlier, helicopters frequently landed at Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. This has dramatically disturbed travellers, especially mountain climbers who set up camp at Everest Base Camp for a long time. Also, Kalapatthar has a small space, and tourists were greatly disturbed by the helicopter noise. So, a new rule has been implemented to prohibit restricted helicopter landings at such essential places. Few rules for Everest Helicopter landing states

  1. Landing at Everest Base Camp is completely prohibited for commercial flights
  2. Landing at Kala Patthar is only allowed for private flights with only two people onboard. Landing permission is not issued for group flights
  3. Sharing helicopters can land beyond Everest only four times. It lands in Pheriche 3 times in order to divide the group and then finally lands at Hotel Everest View for breakfast and panorama views. (Discussed in detail in group sharing helicopter flight below)

Trip Facts for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Tour starting point: Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, or any other point in the Everest region, upon special request.
  • Tour ending point: Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, or any other point in the Everest region upon special request.
  • Breakpoints: Lukla Airport, Kala Patthar, Hotel Everest View
  • Highest altitude: 5550 meters (Kala Patthar)
  • The lowest altitude is 1400 meters (Kathmandu Airport).
  • Tour grade: Luxury Heli tour of Nepal
  • Group size: 1 to 5 passengers per helicopter.
  • Weight limit: 500 kg (up to Lukla) and 240 kilograms above that
  • Ground time: 20 min (Lukla); 10 min (Kala Patthar for private helicopter); 30mins in Pheriche( for group sharing helicopter) and 1 hour (Hotel Everest View); 2 hours in total

Understanding Types of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour
Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour

Before you plan for this life-changing adventure, you should know that there are two options for this Everest helicopter tour with landing.

Group Joining

We suggest this option for a group of people of less than 3. If you are a solo traveller or travelling only with your partner, we will manage to join you in a new group. Since EBC Heli flights from Kathmandu are very frequent, we can easily fly you with another group willing to share the price of the helicopter. We make sure that there are five people on the plane, and the helicopter rental rate is paid equally by all members.

This is the cheapest and most affordable type of Everest helicopter tour with landing. However, you might not be comfortable joining a new group of unknowns. That’s why we (Himalayan masters) have amazing deals for private EBC Heli tours.

Now let’s understand how this operates:

When you confirm the booking with Himalayan Masters, we check the weather forecast and book a shared helicopter at the right time for you. Then you make full make to get your tickets. When you arrive in Nepal, we drive you to the airport where you will meet other members of your group. The pilot explains the safety procedure and the flight is headed to Everest.

Lukla: First Landing

We flew from Kathmandu airport and reached Lukla airport within 30 minutes. Located at 2680 meters, this Tenzing Hillary Airport is one of the most dangerous air paths. However, the helicopter landing at Lukla is entirely safe and thrilling. The plane stopped at Lukla for almost 20 minutes to refuel.

Such a short stop at Lukla allows you to control any hazardous misfortune in the vertical height. Also, you will have a chance to witness the significant town of Khumbu and visit the Sherpa settlement during this Everest Helicopter Tour.

Pheriche: First Landing At Pheriche

Our next landing was at Pheriche, 4371 meters above sea level. Since we cannot fly beyond Lukla with more than three passengers, we will re-adjust the number at Pheriche. This is the time to re-adjust the weight and cool the engine while you visit the typical Sherpa village. The mountains appear far and clear from Pheriche’s viewpoint.

Note: After Pheriche, the plane will not have more than three people helicopter (weight limit of 240 kg)

Everest Fly Over: The helicopter then does a flyover on Everest, kalapatthar, Gokyo as well as all major destinations of Everest. You can see the tents in the base camp, and in Spring, you can also see climbers attempting to the summit.

Second and Third landing

The helicopter takes another group of people while you capture beautiful photos at Pheriche. The new group goes for the flyover and comes back in 10 minutes. The helicopter lands again, picking up all the group members and flying to Hotel Everest View.

Fourth Landing at Hotel Everest View

Everest View Hotel has a large clearance zone for helicopter landing. This is the best spot when you spend about one hour enjoying the beautiful Panorama of Everest and nearby mountains while enjoying the breakfast served to you. Here you spend about one hour before you fly back to Kathmandu

Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Firstly, you should know that the Everest Helicopter Trip is not just about flying above the mountains. We land at many essential places along the Khumbu region and give you infinite opportunities to feel the beauty of the hills and take excellent photos. So, let’s study some major destinations for landing during the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour. A private Everest base camp helicopter tour is the best tour to Mount Everest. This deluxe private helicopter tour gives you an unforgettable memory of a lifetime and exciting adventures in the Nepalese Himalayas.

Since helicopters cannot fly to an altitude of 5000 m or more with passengers of more than two people, the government has made it compulsory to book private helicopter tours if you wants to land in Kala Patthar viewpoint. First, let’s understand how Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour Operates.

Himalayan masters will be responsible for providing you with the helicopter, pilot, and guide (if necessary) for the event. Once you confirm your booking with us and make the advance payment,  we will provide you with the details of the helicopter. We also check the weather forecast to make sure that your Itinerary is strictly followed. Then you can fly to Nepal and then we will take you to the domestic airport in Kathmandu for your flight. The flight takeoff from Kathmandu lands at a different spot along Everest and comes back to Kathmandu in about two and a half hours completing your journey

Lukla: First Landing

Lukla is the entry point of Everest and the biggest settlement region. Even the Everest base camp trekkers need to fly to Lukla before they start the journey. In about 20 minutes of flying from Kathmandu, we will make our first landing at Lukla. In the Next 15 to 20 minutes you can visit the nearby area while the helicopter is refuelling itself.

Pheriche: Second Landing At Pheriche (Alternative landing)

Landing at Pheriche is optional for the private tours. If your group has more members, then we follow the same pattern as mentioned above and split the group at Pheriche. But if we are flying only 2 people (weight limit 240 kgs). we completely skip this landing and head towards Kalapatthar.

Everest Fly Over: The helicopter now flies over the tens of Everest base Camp, overlooks climbers, shows the summit, and even goes towards Gokyo lakes and you can see all the major spots of the Khumbu.

Kala Patthar, Third Landing

Kala Patthar in Nepali translates to “Black Rock” and remains the most beautiful viewpoint of Everest. Kala Patthar is a slight peak offering the most magical views of the glorious Everest, Nuptse, Cho Oyo, and many other nearby peaks. It’s the best photogenic panorama of the snow-capped, skyscraping mountains that humanity will ever witness. Kala Patthar has 30 square feet of clearance space for helicopter landing.

Hotel Everest View—Fourth Landing

The best one is left for last. From Kala Patthar, we fly for about 20 minutes to Namche and then straight up to the Everest View Hotel. At 3800 meters, this hotel is regarded as the first luxurious hotel at the highest altitude in the world. Our Everest helicopter tour includes landing stops at the Everest View Hotel for about 35 minutes.

Here, we get to enjoy the view of Mount Everest while sipping a warm cup of coffee. It’s time to capture beautiful photos and videos while having a great breakfast. The comfort of such remote mountain terrain is itself a blessing. Make sure you enjoy most of it. After landing at Everest Base Camp, we fly back to Kathmandu and drive to the hotel.

Also Read: Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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Why the Everest Private Helicopter Tour?

For the larger group of friends and family, we have a special Everest base camp package. While the entire helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp is a comfortable journey, this private tour takes the luxury to a whole new level. You can travel only with your circle and people you are comfortable with.

The private helicopter to Everest Base Camp is appropriate when you have a specific purpose, like spending quality time with your loved ones or celebrating special days such as a marriage anniversary or birthday. Or if you want to make a great impression and propose to your loved ones, what could be a better place than the top of the world?

We even arrange cakes and champagne at 5644.50 meters to make your special day even more special. We even have great offers for couples on Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and the New Year. Or, maybe you are just looking for some surprise gifts for your friends and family. It’s a great plan.

Note: Our detailed itinerary for the Everest helicopter tour with landing includes 10 to 15 minutes of ground time at Kala Patthar. As this is a private tour and we are fully flexible for customization, you can increase the time for enjoyment as per your wish. You can also land at other viewpoints and monasteries as per your will.

Book the private deluxe helicopter tour to Everest in advance for 2024, 2025, and upcoming years. With the reasonable cost and customizable itinerary, you will be able to step foot in the Everest highlands (Kala Patthar) with your own friends and family.

The other reasons for a private helicopter to Everest Base Camp are: 

  • Fly anytime you wish throughout the year
  • Stop at other viewpoints you want to witness
  • Lengthen the landing time and give a new twist to your short flight
  • A relaxing, hassle-free journey
  • For a healthy, spacious, and safe tour with the assigned pilots
  • Enjoying the great views from the front and window seats

ITINERAY

Day 01: Helicopter Tour Itinerary

6: 00 am: Pick up from the hotel

A representative from the Himalayan Masters and a driver will be waiting to pick you up at your hotel gate in the early morning. The pick-up service is available from any place around Kathmandu Valley.

6:30 am: Get to the airport

In the morning, the streets of Kathmandu see very little traffic. From Thamel, we reach the domestic terminal of the airport in less than 25 minutes. Driving from Bhaktapur to Lalitpur might take a little longer. Our Everest Base Camp helicopter tour begins here.

6: 30 to 7:00 am: Paper works and arrangements

After getting to the airport, the guide will help us with the paperwork at the airport. Then, we are taken to the take-off zone. The pilot will help us get in the helicopter safely, and it’s time for the Mount Everest helicopter flight.

7: 00 am to 7:20 am: Take-off and fly to Lukla

We rise above the beautiful town of Kathmandu and fly towards the lush hills of Nagarkot. Further, we get to see the beautiful Jiri village before us. After a couple of minutes, you will be flying to Solukhumbu, close to Everest. In less than 30 minutes, our flight lands at the Lukla airport helipad. It’s a thrilling adventure to land right before the mountains.

7: 20 to 7:40 am: Re-fueling at Lukla

While the plane adds more fuel, we explore the market of Lukla and also capture some beautiful views of the mountains that appear before us. It’s our chance to interact with the locals and observe the Sherpa lifestyle. Then, we start our Lukla to Everest Base Camp helicopter flight.

7:40 am to 8:20 am: Fly over to Everest via Dudh Koshi River

From Lukla, we fly to Everest base camp via Namche. Below, you can see the popular routes of Everest and many trekkers along the way. The change in landscape is clearly visible, and we fly right to the base camp. You can also see the trek trails and trekkers in the road as well. The helicopter then flies to Everest Base Camp, Other Everest Camps and near the summit. Upon request, it can also go over Gokyo Lakes and Three Pass route.

PS: Multiple landings at Pheriche for the Group sharing helicopeter)

8:20 to 8:30 am: Landing at Kala Patthar (only for private tour)

While the helicopter lands at Kala Patthar, we enjoy the most spectacular mountain views. It’s also the best place for video and photography.

8:30 am to 9:30 am: Fly and Land at Everest View hotel

Tracing our way back, we fly above the Namche village and land our helicopter at the Everest View Hotel.

Here, you can order any local, Chinese, Indian, or international breakfast of your choice and enjoy a delicious meal. The mountains appear far and small but are still spectacular.

9:30 a.m. to 9:40 am: Fly to Lukla (only if refuelling is needed)

With the view of the alpine forest and rivers below us, we quickly fly to the Lukla airport.

9:40 am to 10:00 am: Fly to Kathmandu

On the same route, we fly to the domestic terminal of the Tribhuwan International Airport.

10:00 am to 10:30 a.m.: Transfer to the hotel

After landing at the airport, we wave farewell to the pilot and then hop into our car. The driver drops you back at the hotel in less than half an hour. Although the trip ends in a few hours, the memories of the journey will be with you forever.

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Trip Cost Includes

  1. Airport pick-up and drop-off by private car.
  2. Private helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp (sharing a minimum of five people) and return to Kathmandu.
  3. Fly over Kalapatthar, Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Icefall, and Khumbu Glacier by helicopter, then return to the Everest View Hotel for one hour for breakfast. Note: The aircraft will not land at Everest Base Camp
  4. Life insurance as per aviation guidelines.
  5. Airports tax and all government’s local taxes and company services charge
  6. National park permits
  7. Oxygen cylinder and all other emergency medical supplies
  8. Certificate of successful Completion when Landing at 5550 Meters
  9. All Local Permits and National Park permits

Trip Cost Excludes

  1. Breakfast in the Everest View hotel
  2. Personal expenses
  3. Down jacket
  4. Visa fee/ boarding pass
  5. Personal health insurance
  6. Any cost in Kathmandu other than pick up and drop off at the airport

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Also Read: Langtang Valley Trek In Nepal

Where Can You Start the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu:

This is the easiest and most popular option for the tour. The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour from Kathmandu takes you to the east on the beautiful, lush hills of Nagarkot. Then, you fly beyond the Jiri village with the fantastic views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Range, and Gaurishankar before you.

Finally, we fly beyond the Highlands of Solukhumbu and land at Lukla. After flying above Everest, we land at Kala Patthar and Everest View Hotel before returning to Kathmandu. And since we also drive you back to your hotels, there’s nothing to worry about.

Everest Base Camp helicopter tour from Lukla:

This is a perfect tour for a cheaper package and a calm stay in the mountains. You can fly to Lukla on a domestic plane and spend some moments here before flying to Everest Base Camp. The price of the Lukla to Everest Base Camp helicopter is also very low due to the shorter distance.

Helicopter flights to and from Gokyo-Ri:

The beauty of Everest Base Camp is already familiar to the world. However, do you know World Gokyo Valley, an unrated Sherpa village hidden in the mountains with an even better view? The five pristine lakes of Gokyo are breathtaking. Gokyo-Ri is one of the highest viewpoints of dozens of peaks in the mountain region.

So, if you are looking for some raw adventure, we insist you fly to Gokyo-Ri. The flight to Gokyo-Ri moves north from the Everest Base Camp to Gokyo Valley and then to the nearby hill. After a round-trip trip to Mount Everest by helicopter, we return to Lukla and then Kathmandu. The overall trip will be almost 5 hours long.

Helicopter flight to and from Namche:

Most trekkers find it delightful to trek to the magnificent Namche. However, the trek then starts to feel challenging, and some people also catch altitude sickness. In such a case, we can fly you back to Kathmandu. However, the best offer from Himalayan Masters is to pick you up from Namche and then fly to the Everest base camp, Kala Patthar, and Everest View Hotel before getting to Kathmandu.

Helicopter flight from Gorakshep (Everest Base Camp):

Sometimes, the trekkers to EBC want to return directly to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. In that case, we provide a quick pick-up from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. If you will, we will fly you to Kala Patthar for the Everest Panorama view and then fly you back to Kathmandu. This journey is about 151 km and takes about 90 minutes.

Also, read our helicopter flight to Everest summit articles.

Helicopter flights from Dingboche:

If needed, we also launch private helicopter flights to Everest from Dingboche. Dingboche to Lukla is about a 15-20 minute flight. If we fly directly to Dingboche, this will take about 144 km of flight and almost 65 minutes.

Helicopter flight from Tengboche:

Tengboche is often the endpoint of the Everest View trek or other short treks in the Everest region. If you wish to fly from Tengboche to Everest Base Camp, we will make the arrangements within minutes. As promised, you can fly to either Lukla or Kathmandu.

Helicopter Flight During A Short Stay or Transit

This tour from helicopter to Everest is a short and rewarding replacement for the prodigious Everest Base Camp trek, which takes about two weeks. It’s ideal for anyone who will be staying in Nepal for a really short time. This helicopter tour in Nepal is ideal for travellers who have been in transit in Kathmandu.

Especially for people who are travelling to Tibet or Bhutan and staying in Nepal for a day. For anyone coming to South Asia for a meeting or conference, this Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is a game-changer.

Why pick the Himalayan Master’s Everest Helicopter Tour?

Nepal has many Nepal tour agencies operating throughout the country. Among them, only a handful have been able to stand out for their exceptional service and dedication. Not every travel agency you book with will be able to arrange a safe and reliable flight. So make sure that you have your Mount Everest Heli tour package booked from a travel agency like Himalayan Masters that the Nepal government has registered. Our experienced team has been delivering exceptional service for more than a decade and has been trusted by many travellers worldwide.

Here’s why you should book our Himalayan master’s helicopter to Everest Base Camp.

  • As a highly experienced pilot, you will be flying in safe hands.
  • A very friendly and knowledgeable guide will continuously inform you about the Everest Base Camp’s history, culture, and landscape.
  • A new helicopter with powerful engines
  • Helicopter equipment with an oxygen cylinder and first aid for emergencies
  • quick and easy booking procedure.
  • Fixed departure dates and private flights taken throughout the year
  • Individualized and customized Itinerary as per your need
  • Flexible cancellation and postponement policy
  • Very reasonable Everest Base Camp helicopter tour price

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost

Various prices for Everest Base Camp helicopter tours have been set for different tour types and categories. We have listed the price details here.

Sharing/Group Joining Price
1 person in the group USD 1300 per person
2 people in the group USD 1300 per person
3 people in the group USD 1300 per person
4 people in the group USD 1200 per person
5 people in the group USD 1150 per person

Private Helicopter cost for Everest Helicopter tour

Number of passengers in the helicopter
1 to 2 pax  (family/friends) USD 4900 per Helicopter (Single shuttle)
3 pax  (family/friends) USD 5300 per Helicopter (Single shuttle)
4 pax  (family/friends) USD 5300 per Helicopter (Double shuttle)
5 pax  (family/friends) USD 5300 per Helicopter (Double shuttle)
Every extra shuttle flight would cost $700 (if the maximum weight limit is exceeded).

How Do You Book an Everest Helicopter Tour?

Booking your helicopter to Everest Base Camp with Himalayan Masters is very safe and easy. People of all ages and nations can book our Everest Heli trip within minutes and move a step closer to making the best memories of their lives. So, let’s learn how the booking is done.

  • You need to fill out our booking form here or send us an email.
  • Fill in all the information included in the form, including the total number of passengers and their names.
  • Mention the amount listed in the table above as per your tour type and passenger number (or you can mention the amount we discussed on the phone).
  • Make a payment and save the transaction details for future use. Then, you can follow up with us for more information.
  • If there is any confusion during the process, you can drop an email here. Or, you can contact us on Viber, WhatsApp, or WeChat at +977 9823636377 (24 hours available). The Himalayan master’s team is also available on Facebook.

Note: Read our privacy policy before you make the payment. 

Also, we would appreciate it if you emailed us your information before the booking so that we could send you special offers and discounts. If you send us the mail, we can also manage the specialized itinerary for the Mount Everest Helicopter Tour.

Rules For Cancellation And Postponement For Everest Helicopter Tour

  • Pre-booking can be done up to 15 days before arrival with a payment of 50% of the total helicopter cost. The remaining payment can be made after you arrive in Nepal.
  • Late bookings can be made up to 12 hours before arrival with a payment of 100% of the total EBC helicopter cost.
  • Cancellations made before 15 days of the trip can be subjected to a full refund. Cancellations after that are not refundable.
  • You can make a free postponement up to 15 days before the trip. Postponement between 15 and 3 days before arrival is charged $100. A postponement cannot be made 72 hours before the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter flight. In that case, the tour will be cancelled without any refund of the Annapurna helicopter tour cost.
  • Tour transfers for one or more group members can be done for free up to 3 days before the trip. Any transfer after that will be charged a $100 fee.

Note: If the flight cannot be held due to natural disasters, bad weather, or any pandemic, we will postpone your flight to the nearest possible date without any charge. You can also cancel the trip if such news is confirmed 15 days before the trip. If the EBC flight has to be cancelled due to an internal problem with the Himalayan masters, we will refund or postpone your Mount Everest helicopter tour as per your interest.

Helicopter Model

Almost all helicopters used in Nepal for mountain flights are of the model B3. These double-engine helicopters are very strong enough to fly in the higher mountain regions. Its Ariel 2D engine is known to carry passengers swiftly to a higher altitude. These helicopters have seats for five people and a weight limit of 2250 kg. With Himalayan masters, you can fly with full confidence.

Distance And Time of Locations during the EBC Heli from Kathmandu

The EBC Heli tour takes you right into Everest in a time frame of just 4 to 5 hours. Here, we describe in detail the time and distance between major places on the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landings, so you know what to expect from the trip.

  • The distance from Kathmandu to Lukla is 136 km, and it takes 25 minutes to get here. At Lukla, the stop is about 15 minutes away. 
  • Lukla to Namche is 27.5 km and takes only 3 minutes. The stop here can take up to 20 minutes. 
  • Lukla to Everest Base Camp is about 38 km and takes about 10 minutes. The stop time here is about 15 minutes. 
  • Everest Base Camp to Hotel Everest View is about 24 km and takes 8 minutes. Landing at Hotel Everest View takes about 10 minutes. 

    Things To Carry During Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

    There is nothing much you need to carry during this short Mt. Everest helicopter tour. Since we mostly fly on a sunny morning, you will only need one down jacket, comfortable clothes, a bottle of water, and maybe some toiletries. Remember sunglasses, sunscreen, and other personal items. The extra camera and the mobile battery can be packed and carried as per your will. However, the most important things to carry are your passport, a visa to Nepal, and proof of insurance.

Permits for the Everest Helicopter tour

Whether it is helicopter tours or trekking, you will need two permits to get into Everest. Since this is a world heritage site, you must abide by the government as well as local rules. The first permit is the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, which costs $3000 for one person, and the money goes directly into the conversation at a local park. Another permit is the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit, which costs 2000 NPR for a person, and this money goes to build the local infrastructure. The Himalayan Masters cover the cost of these permits. However, some flight companies might ask you to pay for the permit yourself, so check it before you make the booking. 

Personal expenses during Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landings 

  • Airport tax of 500 NPR (5 USD) for all travelers. 
  • Breakfast at Hotel Everest View costs almost $30. Since it’s a fancy, popular village at a great height, the food here is expensive. 
  • Tips, if you will

Best time for Helicopter Everest Base Camp Tour

At 5000+ m above sea level, the weather at Everest Three Passes is very unpredictable. However, we can differentiate the four climates of Everest based on temperature and precipitation. Information on the weather in the mountains helps you plan a safe Mount Everest helicopter tour. So let’s get started.

Autumn: Autumn in Nepal begins in September and ends in November. These are the warmest and calmest months for trekkers. The temperature of Renjo La in September morning is about 10 °C, and that of Gokyo is about 6°C. September has about 13 rainfall days, and you should plan your trip accordingly.

Winter: Right after the blissful autumn, the harsh winter makes its way into the mountains. The climate during the Everest Three Passes Trek is the biggest challenge for winter trekkers. The temperature drops to -5°C during the nights in January. The mountains glitter with snow, and the overall scene looks amusing.

Summer: Summer in Nepal, especially in eastern Nepal, is the time for rainfall. The pre-monsoon begins in late May with about ten days of rainfall. The climate of Gokyo marks precipitation of 227 mm in July only. August is relatively dry, with some post-monsoon rain. The average daytime temperature goes up to 15 °C, and the nighttime temperature in Namche is about 6 °C. Most of the rainfall occurs in the evening, so you are safe.

Spring: This is another beautiful season for the trek, with stable weather at Everest Pass. The March temperature at passes is about 3°C. However, as the spring becomes prominent, the surroundings become warm, and the maximum temperature can go up to 10°C in May. The chances of rainfall in the Everest region are very low, and one shouldn’t worry about the precipitation. The wind speed is about 19 km/hr, which is not that big of a deal. The mountains are still covered with snow from winter, but the sky is clear for the best views of the Mount Everest Helicopter Tour.

The Himalayan masters have been loved and trusted for their amazing service and hospitality. We assure you that this Everest base camp helicopter tour is going to be the best adventure you can endure. So, are you ready to embark on this journey with us? Contact us, or you can send us an email or leave a message here to learn more about us.

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Incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience. You must do this if you are tight on time and want to experience Everest to its fullest. The Himalayan Masters is the best company for the Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing service. 
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FAQs

What is the highest altitude during EBC Helicopter Tour?

The flight starts from Kathmandu, located at an altitude of 1300m. Our first landing at Lukla will be at 2830 m. The next high point is the Everest base camp at 5545 meters, but unfortunately, we do not land here. Thus, the highest point of this Mount Everest helicopter tour can be claimed to be Kalapatthar, which is at 5545m. (To land in the Kalapatther you have to do a private shuttle from the Everest view hotel with paying extra. 

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