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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Trip Price

US$ 1390

Location

Everest , Nepal

Difficulty

Easy

Max Group Size

1-5

Accomodation

No

Max-Altitude

5,644 M

Best Season

Jan,Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec

Transportation

Private Helicopter

Guiding Mehtod

Pilot

Total Durations

4hrs

Overview

One of the best one-day helicopter tours, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, with landing at Kala Patthar, is one on the bucket lists for outdoor enthusiasts. The four-hour helicopter flight on the Himalayas takes you close to the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest, alongside many mountains you could imagine. On top, you'll stop at the world's highest vantage point at 5,644 meters, viewing Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse in front.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing at Kala Patthar is the rapid Everest sightseeing junket. It's just a four-and-a-half-hour tour when you take the helicopter from Kathmandu. However, you can also get an Everest Helicopter tour from other places inside the Everest region, like Gokyo Lakes, Namche Bazaar, Lukla, etc.

With people getting busier than ever and having a short time for trekking, the number of people wishing to fly to Everest Base Camp on a helicopter is rising every Autumn and Spring, the two best times in a year for Everest Helicopter Landing Tour. Furthermore, the availability of groups joining Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flights has made this trip affordable for many. And because of its affordability, many fly to Everest on a helicopter rather than trekking for two weeks.

With our one-day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour 2023 Fixed Departures Trips now open for reservations and booking, you can get in touch with our representative to learn more about this trip's availability and customization. But first, look at significant factors you can expect during your one-day Everest Helicopter Tour.

Surreal mountains of Everest Region

You'll see the mountains from the start of your one-day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour. From Kathmandu, you'll see the mountains of the Langtang range, including Jugal, Langtang Lirung, Sishapangama, and more.Before you land at Lukla, you'll see a few mountains in the Everest region. And if it's early Spring or even winter, the snow-capped peaks around Lukla are awe-striking.The actual mountain visuals appear after you fly past Namche Bazaar. The first mountain you'll see is Tawoche, a 6,495-meter-long peak. Ama Dablam is another visible mountain with the Everest panorama on the backdrop.

As the helicopter flies near Dingboche and Pheriche, you'll see Island Peak and the fifth-highest mountain, Mt. Makalu, at 8,481 meters, to the far right from Island Peak. And as the helicopter turns left to Pheriche, the first mountain to appear in your eyesight is Pumori, a smart 7,161 meters tall mountain.

Khumbu Glacier appears below the helicopter as the helicopter flies over Thugla Pass near Lobuche. The first significant glimpse of Everest appears as you fly over Kala Patthar. Everest, Lhotse to the right, and Nuptse to the left keep you in awe. The actual Everest vista unfolds right in front of you.

As the helicopter progresses, you'll fly over Everest Base Camp with a crystal clear glimpse of Mt. Changatse. Now, a helicopter flies over Khumbu Icefall with a clear glimpse of Everest expedition Camp I, Camp II, and some glimpses of Camp III before the plane turns left and prepares the landing at Kala Patthar. And when the helicopter approaches landing, the panoramic mountain glimpses excite you.

From Kala Patthar's viewpoint, Lhotse seems taller than Everest but needs clarification. You're confronting the world's first and fourth-highest mountains.

It is what one day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing at Kala Patthar offers.

Bird’s eye view of amazing landscape

Within four and a half hours from Kathmandu, you'll be back in Kathmandu safely. And in between, you'll fly through five to six different climatic zones, vegetation, and landscapes.

Kathmandu is a warm and temperate zone that sits at an altitude of 1,310 meters. In just 40 minutes after flying from the subtropical region Kathmandu, you'll land at Lukla, a semi-alpine climatic zone with the influence of monsoon.

You won't land at Namche or Tengboche, but you'll fly over the cold and dry subtropical highland climate.

Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar are in the mountain plateau climatic zone, which remains colder throughout the year. It's often called an ice cap climatic zone. The most exciting part is that you'll stop and breathe the fresh cold air at these different climatic zones throughout this four hour, which would be a fantastic experience.

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

It's unlikely that you could see Everest twice in your life. For every human, seeing Everest remains the ultimate bucket list, and they often tick it off the list. And for many, Everest remains a dream.
Imagine your photo, beautifully captured in front of Mount Everest, hanging in your living room. Every day you wake up, and the first sight strikes the frame. Everest tour memories flood over you, and the warmth of Everest remains with you forever. How cool would it be touring Everest this Spring? One day Everest Helicopter Tour is the ultimate outing in the Himalayas that turns your daydream into reality.

People prefer mountain flights to catch glimpses of mountains in Nepal. For several reasons, this preference seems spiritless. You can see the peaks from a single narrow window, but you will not be able to land on the base camp and breathe the cool air blowing over the giants. Life has to be thrilling; to experience it, the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing provides all the juices of adventure.

Ultimate value and customisation

Throughout the Everest Helicopter Tour for four hours, you'll enjoy every panorama of the Everest region. And finally, it makes you feel like the cost you paid for this trip is worth it. Every penny you spend on this trip pays you back with fascinating glimpses of mountains and landscapes.

You can be in touch with our tour manager from the day you book this trip with us. Also, you can ask for customization of the flight tour to other places inside the Everest region, like Gokyo Lakes. With our chartered flights, you can get the opportunity to chop the itinerary and fly as you wish.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Highlights

  • Fly close to the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest, and land at the world's highest base camp, Everest Base Camp.
  • Five-minute sightseeing and photo opportunities stop at the world's highest vantage point, Kala Patthar, at 5,645 metres.
  • Soar like a bird on a helicopter over beautiful Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep.
  • Stop at Hotel Everest View for a fantastic breakfast with a view of the surreal mountains, including Everest and Amadablam on the backdrop.
  • A complete Everest junket in four hours at the most affordable rates, with our group joining helicopter flights.
  • Flexible booking, no hidden cost included, and fixed departure Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing at Kala Patthar with Nepal Chopper.

Private and Group Sharing Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is best for individual travellers and families. An individual who wants to fly over Everest on a helicopter can join the group joining Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. Whereas a family of not more than five can opt for a chartered helicopter flight to Everest that gives personal space and allows the customization of flight itinerary.

Flying over Everest Base Camp and sightseeing some of the world's highest mountains, including Everest and Lhotse, gives you a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And flying on a helicopter with your preference of either group sharing or chartered flights is available for every fixed departure.

But you may only sometimes get group joining flights, especially during the off-season when only a few travellers fly on a helicopter to Everest.

Private/Chartered Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

One-day chartered Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is best for families, loved ones, or wedding couples. Chartered helicopter flight gives you a personal space where you can be with your loved ones. And the joy of flying over the incredible landscape, over the Everest region, together with family and loved ones, remains in your heart forever.

Chartered Everest Helicopter Flight accommodates most five pax. But you can also charter the Everest helicopter for families under five members. But, you must pay the helicopter fare of a total chartered cost.

And unlike group joining flights, you can prefer either the front seat or back seat, whichever you want. This factor also makes a considerable difference when you don't get the seat you wish on the flight with the best view.

Number of Pax

Cost

At most five

USD 3500-USD 4000

Table: Cost of chartered Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Group Joining Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

For individual travellers, getting on a helicopter to tour Everest Base Camp has become more accessible than ever. With the growing popularity of one day Everest Helicopter Tour with landing at Kala Patthar, more and more people fly to Everest for one day tour.

The affordable cost of group sharing one day Everest Base Camp Helicopter with Landing at Kala Patthar is also a factor making it a traveller's favourite. The group joining helicopter flight costs around USD 900 when shared with four other pax. More the number of passengers on the flight, the more affordable the price of a group joining the flight becomes. And during the peak helicopter tour season, you may even find the helicopter at rates lower than USD 900. But, the usual fee for a shared helicopter flight with five pax costs around USD 900.

In Group Joining flights, you won't get the helicopter seat of your choice. The pilot rotates the helicopter, seating for every passenger to give everyone equal opportunity to view Everest and other mountains.

Number of Pax

Cost

One to Two pax

USD 2000

Two to Three Pax

USD 1300

Three to Four Pax

USD 1100

Four to Five Pax

USD 900

Table: Group Joining Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Cost

Different places to start one day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing at Kala Patthar is not only a one-day tour from Kathmandu. You can fly over the Everest region on a helicopter from anywhere in the Khumbu region, like Gokyo Lakes, Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche.

Nepal Chopper offers Everest Helicopter Tour from various places inside the Everest region. Listed below are the major starting points for one day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour except for Kathmandu.

Lukla to Everest Base Camp on Helicopter

With our Everest Helicopter Tour from Lukla, you can now fly directly on a helicopter from Lukla airport to Kala Patthar.

As happens to a few trekkers, you may find it challenging to start the hike after you land at Lukla. Hence, to make your Everest sightseeing dream come alive, Nepal Chopper arranges Lukla to Everest Base Camp by Helicopter drop and back to Lukla.

Those who return to Lukla from Gokyo Lakes Trek or Mera Peak Base Camp Trek can benefit from this helicopter tour from Lukla. From Lukla, you'll complete this tour within two hours.

Namche Bazaar to Everest Base Camp on Helicopter

Flying on a helicopter from Namche Bazaar to Everest Base Camp is popular among trekkers. Many trekkers hike to Namche Bazaar and Hotel Everest View as a part of Everest View Trek.

Also, some trekkers first hike to Namche Bazaar to experience the hike on Everest trekking route. And past Namche, they plan to fly on a helicopter to the base camp. At such times, Nepal Chopper has been arranging Everest Helicopter Tour services for a long time.

Flying on a helicopter from Namche to Everest Base Camp and returning to Kathmandu is also more affordable than flying directly from Kathmandu.

Upon request, we'll arrange the helicopter on time at Namche so that you can fly right on time.

Tengboche to Everest Base Camp on Helicopter

Tengboche to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar by helicopter is for those who get altitude sickness at Tengboche. Also, by any means, if you can't hike past Tengboche, you can still sightsee the Everest region on a helicopter.

Nepal Chopper arranges a group joining or chartering Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Tengboche to Kala Patthar and back to Lukla or Kathmandu.

Dingboche to Everest Base Camp on Helicopter

Trekkers start getting altitude sickness and chest infections as they reach Dingboche. And a handful of trekkers get altitude sickness as they hike Nangkartshang Peak.

Instead of returning to Lukla, you can fly to Everest Base Camp and stop at Kala Patthar for five minutes. Before flying back to Lukla, you can cherish the mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changatse, and others.

Nepal Chopper offers an affordable Dingboche to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

Lobuche to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Lobuche is just a few hours away from Everest Base Camp, but you'll have two options if you get altitude sickness. One, returning to Lukla or flying on a helicopter to Everest Base Camp and then returning to Lukla. The second option sounds better.

Yes. Nepal Chopper can make your Everest viewing dream come alive with an on-time helicopter flight from Lobuche to Kala Patthar.

You can customise the return to Lukla or Kathmandu at the most affordable rate.

Gokyo Lakes to Everest Base Camp on Helicopter

Trekkers first hike on Gokyo Lakes Trek and then plan to hike Everest Base Camp via Cho La Pass. But, for some, reaching Gokyo Lakes becomes tiring and challenging. Not many trekkers hike Cho La Pass.

If you're stuck with a similar situation, pick up a phone and call our representative at Nepal Chopper. Our on-time helicopter pickup flights from Gokyo Lakes to Everest Base Camp give you comfort and a bird's eye view of Everest and other mountains.

While returning, you can either land at Lukla or Kathmandu. Whichever you prefer, we will arrange the flights for you.

Itinerary

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07am: Phase 1: Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Flight time: 40 minutes Distance: 138 km Altitude: 2,860 meters Purpose: Refueling and fight briefing Pre flight briefing in Kathmandu airport Our representative will be at the hotel you'll stay in Kathmandu to pick you up and drop you at the airport. Once you reach the airport, the flight representative will give you insights into the guidelines you must follow throughout the flight and introduce you to the pilot. Once the pilot gives you the flight briefing and weather update, you'll prepare for the flight. Generally, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour starts in the early morning, around 6:30 am to 7 am. Once the pilot confirms the weather and gets a green signal for flight, your flight starts. But, if the weather on flight routes like Lukla airport or en route to Lukla or Namche is terrible, the flight may get delayed or postponed. We'll make all the arrangements in such cases and fly you on the next departure. Kathmandu to Lukla Flight As the helicopter lifts off from Kathmandu airport, you'll get a glimpse of the beautiful Kathmandu Valley and surrounding hilltops. You'll also get some glimpses of the mountains of the Langtang range, like Dorje Lhakpa, Langtang Lirung, Jugal Himal, and a few others. You'll see the rural settlements, terrace farming, lush forests, and beautiful outlook between Kathmandu and Lukla. The beautiful mountains of the Everest range also appear when the helicopter nears Lukla airport. On a clear weather day, you'll get the best glimpses of Everest and other mountains from the aircraft. The helicopter you're in stops at Lukla airport for 15 minutes for refueling and flight checks. In the meantime, you can enjoy the panorama around Lukla and take photographs and videos of helicopter and plane takeoffs and landings.

MEALS
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20 no

08am: Phase 2: Helicopter flight from Lukla to Pheriche Flight time: 20 minutes Distance: 25 km Altitude: 4,371 meters Purpose: Helicopter weight regulation guideline & refueling After flying from Lukla, the helicopter soars over beautiful Sherpa settlements like Phakding, ToTok, Monjo, Jorsale, Namche, Tengboche, and Dingboche and lands at Pheriche. You'll also fly over serene semi-alpine forests, cascading Dudh Koshi River, and towering mountains. Till Namche, you won't get any glimpses of mountains. But past Namche, you'll see the Everest panorama, Ama Dablam, Tawoche, and Khumbila. The helicopter flies next to Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru past Namche. As you fly above Pangboche and Dingboche, you'll witness Cholatse, Island Peak, and Makalu from the helicopter. If you're in a group joining Everest Helicopter Tour with landing at Kala Patthar, you may need to wait for your turn for helicopter pickup. Helicopters usually stop at Pheriche to comply with weight limit regulations. It can't carry three people past Pheriche as the air pressure drops, and the aircraft can't operate to its peak carrying capacity. With your turn, you'll fly to Kala Patthar from Pheriche for 20 minutes.

MEALS
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15m no

8:30am: Flight time: 15 minutes Distance: 19 km Altitude: 5,644 meters Purpose: 5 minutes sightseeing stop After you board the helicopter from Pheriche, you'll fly over Thugla, Thugla Pass, Lobuche Memorial, and Lobuche settlement. Mt. Pumori and Khumbu glaciers appear a few kilometers ahead of the helicopter. And as you fly near the base camp and Kala Patthar, you'll see countless glaciers and small glacier lakes. Changatse, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and the Ridge to China appears awe-striking as the helicopter approaches Kala Patthar. But before landing at Kala Patthar, a helicopter flies over Everest expedition Camp I, near Camp II, and also gives you glimpses of Camp III. The aircraft then flies over Khumbu glacier blocks and lands at Kala Patthar. Helicopter lands at the Kala Patthar viewpoint for five minutes, which gives you an ideal window for a photograph session. Your pilot assists you in taking photographs and videos.

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25m no

09am: Flight time: 20-25 minutes Distance: 20.7 km Altitude: 3,880 meters Purpose: Breakfast & sightseeing After landing and sightseeing at Kala Patthar, it's time to fly to Hotel Everest View for breakfast. The helicopter takes 20 minutes from Kala Patthar to land at Hotel Everest View, Syangboche, at 3,880 meters. While flying back, you'll fly above Lobuche, Pheriche, Dingboche, Tengboche, Khumjung, and to the hotel. Hotel Everest View is also a viewpoint on the Everest region from where you'll get glimpses of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde Ri, Khumbila, Kusum Kanguru, and more. With a breakfast break of 30 minutes, it's time to fly back to Lukla for refueling.

MEALS
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05m No

9:40am: Flight Time: 5 minutes Distance: 14.6 km Altitude: 2,860 meters Purpose: Refueling Upon reaching Lukla from Hotel Everest View after 5 minutes, the helicopter stops here for 10-15 minutes for refueling. In the meantime, you can drink tea or coffee in the cafeteria section at the helicopter's terminal. You can also spend this time spotting planes and helicopters landing and taking off from Lukla airport.

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40m no

10am: Flight time: 40 minutes Distance: 138 km Altitude: 1,324 meters Purpose: End of the tour Your one-day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing at Kala Patthar ends after flying from Lukla airport to Kathmandu airport. The expected flight time from Lukla to Kathmandu is 40 minutes. This flight gets scenic as the helicopter gains some altitude from Lukla airport. The aircraft gives you the final glimpses of the Everest region mountains. As the helicopter flies over Kathmandu, you'll get aerial glimpses of the entire valley. If you're on this early spring tour, you'll see the yellow blankets of mustard farmlands around the valley. Also, you'll get an aerial glimpse of Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa before landing at Kathmandu airport. After landing at the Kathmandu airport, our representative will pick you up and drop you at your hotel in Kathmandu. This phase marks the end of your once-in-a-lifetime one-day Everest Helicopter Tour.

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Include/Exclude

What are Included In My Package ?

 What's Included

  • Pick-up drop service from your hotel to domestic airport and return
  • private and sharing helicopter flight
  • EBC heli tour with 5 Ecureuil As350 series of Helicopter
  • Kathmandu to Mt Everest  helicopter flights
  • 30 min stop at Everest view hotel breakfast time
  •  20 min stop at Kallptther 5400m
  •  Everest national park permit
  • Archivement  certificate
  •  Oxygen in helicopter
  • Tour guide at extra costs
  • Everyday departure for Everest base camp with helicopter

What are excluded from the package ?

  •  Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel and medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and Breakfast in Kathmandu and Everest view hotel, gratitude (tips), hard/soft drinks throughout the day trip.
  • Everest National Park fees NPR 3000. or USD 30 each.
  • Price of personal Gears- Down jackets and others.                                                                                 
  • Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour cost is guaranteed for a lifetime experience in Nepal with the best view of Mt Everest and other peaks from Kala patthar. Cost given per person with surcharges (if 5 pax flying together), the best affordable offer, on top clients need to pay extra Mount Everest National park fees USD 30 (local Nepalese rupees Rs. 3000) each, and Kathmandu Airport tax cost NPR 500 or USD 5 each. Everest view hotel Breakfast extra - depend on choices of foods and drinks- USD 32 each for set breakfast.

Weight restrictions Weight must be average including camera, jacket, and small day packs, for 3 pax flying in one flight must be under 250kg, up to 5 pax flying together weight must be under 500 kg. Every extra shuttle at extra cost only.

 

More Information

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour or Everest Base Camp Trek


Two well-known ways of reaching Everest Base Camp trek for eight days and a helicopter tour of just 4 hours. Each of these styles of Everest junket has its taste and adventure. But what you prefer makes the real difference. And also, various factors make travelers opt for either of these junkets to Everest Base Camp.

Some elements make Everest Base Camp Trek, and the one-day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour stand out. Below points discussed are the most significant factors for different preferences.

Ample time to trek and Time bound travelers

Starting Everest Base Camp Trek from Kathmandu and ending at Kathmandu takes 12 long days, nearly two weeks. For those with a vacation period more than this time frame and planning a long trek, flying over Everest's base camp is best.

But other travelers need more time for the hike, so flying by helicopter over the Everest region is best. Even if you have just one day left in Nepal and want to experience the ultimate junket in the Himalayas, you can go on one day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour landing at Kala Patthar.

In just four hours on a helicopter tour to Everest, you'd experience the bird's eye view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and the entire Khumbu glacier, which takes eight days for trekkers. On top, viewing these from the grounds and the sky makes the ultimate difference.

Altitude sickness and high altitude trek experience

Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the most accessible treks. But, the high altitude terrain here makes it challenging for the trekker. Trekkers often get altitude sickness at Dingboche, and few even get altitude sickness at Namche Bazaar. Those with previous high-altitude trekking experience and physically fit complete this trek without altitude sickness.

Suppose you fear altitude sickness and strenuous hikes for 12 days and still want to see Everest easily. In that case, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour offers you the most lavish style for Everest seeing.

Trekkers who don't have any high-altitude trek experience also hike to the base camp safely. But not everyone's body reacts the same at high altitudes. Hence, if you want to avoid the strenuous hike and risk of altitude sickness, flying to Everest Base Camp on a helicopter takes you close to Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other appealing mountains and landscapes of the Everest region.

A once-in-a-lifetime trip to elderly, child, and physically disabled

Everest stands tall for everyone, but not everyone can hike up to Everest's base camp. For example, people above 65 years of age or children below 5,6 years old can't hike to the base camp. And even if they manage, it would be highly challenging.

Furthermore, for physically disabled people who desire to witness Everest but can't hike even if they want to, flying on a helicopter to Everest is their only option. In recent years, one or two physically disabled people have inspired many by hiking to the base camp.

But those who can't hike can take one day Everest Helicopter tour landing at Kala Patthar at the most affordable rate with Nepal Chopper.

Ground view and aerial view

Everest Base Camp Trekking and Everest Helicopter Tour are respectable on their way. But, when it comes to sightseeing, aerial glimpses of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other mountains top the ground viewing of these mountains.

There's a lot of fun while trekking as you'll follow the footstep of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first Everest summiteer. You'll get the chance to witness the culture, lifestyle, and traditions of the Sherpa people. You'll hike through beautiful Sherpa villages like Namche, Tengboche, Lukla, Dingboche, and Lobuche.

On the other hand, on the helicopter tour, you'll fly over the most remote terrain of Everest safely and comfortably, like a bird. You'll be a bird for four hours, and the expansive windows of the helicopter let you gaze to infinity. You'll fly over Khumbu Icefall, Khumbu Glacier, Everest expedition Camp I and II, and much more.

Your preference makes the difference in which style of Everest tour to choose, but one day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour offers the best glimpses of mountains which trekking doesn't. And if viewing the world's tallest peak from the sky is what you want, go for the helicopter tour.

Avoid crowd of trekkers and backpack

Flying on a group joining Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour or chartered flights is a way to avoid the crowd of Everest Base Camp Trek trekkers. During the Spring and Autumn, the tea houses get filled with many trekkers, and you may need more room for accommodation.

Furthermore, for trekking, you must carry a backpack of more than 12-13 kg if you don't hire an agency. Even if you hire a local agency, you must prepare the pack for the 12 days long trek.

But, on Everest Helicopter Tour, you don't need to carry any backpack. You only need to put on Down Jacket, warm trekking boots, woolen gloves and hat, sunglasses, a camera and other gadgets, and a water bottle. And if you want to carry some snacks, you can have a small backpack. It is how optimized Everest Helicopter Tour is.

Helicopter models used in Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The One Day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour uses three major helicopter models. Airbus AS 350 B3e, Robinson R66, and Bell 407GXP Helicopters are the most prevalent helicopter models.

Among these, an Airbus 350 B3e helicopter landed at the top of Mt. Everest in 2015. This solely defines how capable these flights are of flying over the Everest region, offering the utmost comfort and security.

These helicopters operate in the most remote conditions in the Everest region. Expansive cabin, five to six pax accommodation, turbulent free flights, maximum operating altitude, and carrying capacity make these helicopters best for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing at Kala Patthar.

Also, these helicopters can fly over 23,000 ft and 14,000 ft for various purposes.

Some standout features of these helicopter includes:

  • Expansive pressurised cabin for improved sightseeing experience and comfort.
  • Can accommodate more than five pax, best suited for group joining flights.
  • Operates on the most treacherous high altitude conditions.
  • Guarantees 100% safety of passengers.

Best time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Being close to Mt. Everest on a helicopter tour must be the best time of the year. And the best time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing at Kala Patthar is Autumn, from October to December, and Spring, from March to May.

The ideal weather, cozy temperature, crystal clear viewing, daily fixed departures, and breathtaking world's highest mountains in Autumn and Spring make one day's Everest Helicopter Tour experience unmatched.

Why to book Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Spring and Autumn?

Even though Everest Helicopter Tour is doable all year round, only some days on the flight offer the best glimpses of mountains and terrain. A few factors make Spring and Autumn months the best time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

  • Snow Capped mountains at their best elegance.

  • Easy to find groups joining helicopter flights at the most affordable rates.

  • Stable weather conditions with the best visibility.

  • The warm temperature at the base camp and Kala Patthar.

  • Rain-free days with 100% fixed departure helicopter flights.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in March, April, and May

Flying to Everest Base Camp on a helicopter in March gives you the taste of mountains and the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park. Hence, Spring is one of the best times for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour for amazing mountains and sightseeing experience.

In March, mountains become most elegant with thick deposited winter snow on a clear viewing day. Early March is when you can expect the snow over the terrain past Namche Bazaar. And below Namche, you'll see the cheerful outlook with fresh greenery, a clear perspective, and a joyous atmosphere.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Spring may feel like a tour to the most beautiful place on earth. You'll see the scintillating Everest, the beautiful Sherpa settlements, and the semi-alpine greenery all in one frame, just like a frame from a wonderland movie.

The unobstructed viewing pleasure of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest, alongside Makalu and Lhotse in Spring, is indescribable. You have to be there to experience thrilling and satisfying glimpses of mountains.

The temperature in March, April, and May at Everest Base Camp averages around 15 degrees as May month becomes slightly warmer. March can still be colder during the daytime, with temperatures around 10 degrees celsius.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in September, October, and November

The busiest time for one day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with a landing at Kala Patthar is Autumn, from September to November. However, many travelers also fly to Everest in mid-September.

The Autumn colors of Sagarmatha National Park from a helicopter can be the heart stealer. On a clear weather day in November, the cascading milky Dudh Koshi River and treeline till Tengboche work as an appetizer for your Everest helicopter tour. And the heaven of mountains unfolds as you fly past Dingboche and Pheriche.

Autumn is when an individual traveler finds a handful of the group joining flights to Everest. Because rain-free days, clear weather viewing experience, no flight delays or cancellations, and unforgettable glimpses of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Pumori, Island Peak, etc., make the trip one of a kind.

Everest Helicopter Tour in December, January, and February

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in December, January, and February are doable, but the weather often turns bad during these months. It barely rains, but the thick snowfall and overcast often ruin the viewing experience of the Everest Helicopter Tour.

The temperature lowers to -10 degrees during the daytime at Everest Base Camp in mid-winter. On top, the thick snow with mild wind can make you shiver. But, with fleece and one down jacket, you can stay warm throughout the flight.

Apart from the cold and some bad weather days, one day Everest Helicopter Tour with a landing at Kala Patthar can be your ultimate tour. If you fly over Everest in winter, you'll get the rare opportunity of witnessing the entire landscape covered in snow. And watching Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam blanketed with thick snow makes every penny worth it.

Everest Helicopter Tour in June, July, and August

June, July, and August are not the best time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Tour with landing. Even though it's doable all around the year, summer months are not recommended for the best viewing experience.

The frequent rain from June to August often postpones flights for weeks. And even if you want to fly in such conditions, you won't have a wholesome sightseeing experience. Also, finding fixed departure groups often becomes difficult for those looking for a group to join Everest Helicopter Flights.

The temperature in Summer becomes warmer at Everest Base Camp, with an average daytime temperature of 15 degrees Celsius in summer. The lower regions like Lukla and Namche remain much more generous, with temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius.

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FAQs

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

QHow much is Everest Base Camp Helicopter Cost?

A Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour's cost depends on your preferred style. You can get private/chartered and group joining flights to Everest. The charted Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour costs more than a group joining flight. However, chartered flights let you enjoy personal space and customize the tour. It can cost around USD 4000, where at most five pax can take the flight. The group joining EBC Helicopter Tour is more affordable as most of the five individual travelers board the flight. The lowest price for a flight is USD 850-900. However, the cost can vary with the number of pax on the flight.

QCan a helicopter fly to Everest Base Camp?

A Yes. A helicopter can fly to Everest Base Camp safely. On the EBC Helicopter Tour, the helicopter takes you further high to Everest expedition Camp I before landing at Kala Patthar.

QIs Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour safe?

A Yes. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is 100% safe and secured. No helicopter fatality has been recorded in the Everest region, especially helicopters on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. These flights depart from Kathmandu on a clear weather day to maximize the safety and sightseeing experience. Various factors make it one of the safest day tours in Nepal. First, the helicopter models used for this tour are the latest Airbus, Bell, and Robinson R66 models. The Airbus AS 350 B3e model has even landed at the top of Mount Everest. Second, the pilots who fly to the Everest region are the industry-leading pilots. They have more than five thousand hours of flight time in their belt and, most of the time, fly over the Everest region under any given conditions. These pilots fly to Everest Base Camp in Spring and Autumn almost daily. Furthermore, you'll get supplemental oxygen support at Kala Patthar if you feel difficulty breathing. Also, you'll have a choice of taking oxygen during the flight.

QWhich one’s the best Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour package?

A Flying direct from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp on a helicopter is the best one-day Everest Helicopter Tour with landing at Kala Patthar. You can get different packages from tour agencies in Nepal. But with Nepal Chopper, you'll get this package at an affordable rate with no hidden cost.

QDo Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour lands at Kala Patthar?

A Yes. A helicopter you're in Everest Helicopter Tour lands at Kala Patthar for five minutes. You'll get a fantastic photo opportunity in front of the world's highest, Mt. Everest.

QCan I fly on Mount Everest Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu?

A Yes. You can fly on chartered or group joining Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour from Kathmandu. The flight usually departs in the early morning, around 6:30-7 am, and takes four and a half hours to return successfully to Kathmandu.

QHow long is the Everest Helicopter Tour?

A Upon starting from Kathmandu, Everest Helicopter Tour is four and a half hours long. But if you're in Namche or Gokyo and flying to Everest Base Camp first and returning to Kathmandu later, it'll take less time, around two hours.

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