Everest base camp helicopter tour
The Everest base camp helicopter tour in Nepal is one of the best day tour programs. This tour operates from Kathmandu airport and takes you to the base camp of Mt. Everest. Kathmandu to Everest by helicopter in a limited hour is possible for people of all ages. You don’t have to be physically 100% fit to participate in this helicopter tour to Everest. The Everest base camp helicopter tour is one of the most famous tours among millions of tours in the world. Kathmandu airport is the main gateway that lies in the Asian country of the globe, Nepal, to start the Everest base camp helicopter tour activity at the best price.
In this helicopter tour to Mount Everest, you will be picked up early in the morning from your hotel and transferred to the domestic terminal airport. Once you check into the airport and after finishing the formalities of body weight and security check-in, you will be transferred to gate number 2. There you will meet an on-duty staff who will transfer you to the helipad by private cab. Once you reach the helipad for the Mount Everest helicopter tour, our friendly pilots will give you short yet brief information about the tour and its itinerary plan. Experienced pilots play the role of a Himalayas guide during this Everest helicopter tour in Nepal. The seat arrangement process is done at the helipad in Kathmandu for the first phase of a 50 minutes flight to Lukla airport.
During your flight to Lukla for a helicopter tour to Everest base camp, you will fly over Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. Aerial view of Kathmandu valley by helicopter lets you see and imagine its area directly from your eyes. Fly over towards another beautiful ancient city Bhaktapur, with views of local Newari traditional temples, Newari living styles, and views of some small ponds which are symbols of swimming pools in the king’s age of historical Nepal. Nepal is a beautiful country to visit for the historical, cultural, and traditional local village tour.
Crossing the Alpine forest of Himalayan valleys, local villages like Jiri, Salieri, and several hills are seen from helicopters. Likewise, you will fly towards the lap of Lamjura Hill, which is one of the highest hills that need to be crossed before reaching Lukla airport. Lukla airport is known as one of the most dangerous airports in Nepal. But while flying in a helicopter on the Everest tour, you don't have to worry. Our pilots are experienced and well known for flying in the route.
Reaching Lukla valley within 45 to 50 minutes provides you with the best landing opportunity at Lukla airport. There you will be provided a short break of 20 minutes for refueling the helicopter. The helicopter carries extra fuel for returning to Kathmandu after succeeding in the Everest helicopter tour. During the short landing period, you can have a sightseeing tour of Lukla airport standing at an elevation of 2845 meters above sea level.
At the airport, meet the local trekkers who are boarding the flight to Kathmandu or who landed at Lukla airport for starting a trek to Everest. You can see a number of local roofs, guest houses, small monasteries, and local settlements from the airport. Lukla airport remains busy during the main seasons (spring and autumn). Lukla airport is the most dangerous airport in the world, you can enjoy making videos of aircraft while thrilling landings and take off.
Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour
The helicopter will proceed toward the Everest base camp. While you are at Lukla airport, you can exchange seats on the helicopter. However, everyone in the group joining the Everest base camp helicopter tour will be facilitated by window seats after Pheriche. If you are a small group of 3 traveling from Kathmandu, everyone will be getting window seats throughout the journey. But if you are 5 people traveling in 1 helicopter from Kathmandu, then we will provide another landing at Pheriche.
Pheriche is a beautiful village located at around 4371 meters in height. It is a beautiful village where lots of trekkers make their overnight stay after returning from the Everest base camp trek. From the Pheriche helipad, you will see skyscraping mountains alongside a number of local tea houses. Here in Pheriche, your group will be split into two (if there are more than 3 persons in a helicopter) for boarding on a helicopter above 4300 meters. It is because the helicopter to Mount Everest cannot carry more than 245 kilograms above 4300 meters.
The first 3 people will fly from Pheriche to Everest base camp in a helicopter and the remaining 2 will get the time to enjoy the short-distance sightseeing tours in Pheriche. You will get 30 minutes of ground time for experiencing your high-altitude footsteps at 4300 meters. Once the other 3 people complete the tour to Kalapathar and return back to Pheriche, they will get off the helicopter and you will board a helicopter, and fly towards Kala Patthar.
Helicopter flight to Everest base camp from Pheriche takes 30 minutes to complete the full circuit. Pheriche to Ebc helicopter flight would fly over to Everest base camp and take you directly to Kala Patthar (5644.5 meters) with full excitement. Kalapathar is the view tower that offers the best view of Mount Everest (8848.86 meters) from a close distance.
The third phase of landing at Kalapather would last for 5 to 8 minutes. It is because the helicopter cannot switch off at high altitudes because of strong wind. If it switches off, it becomes difficult to restart the engine because it gets cold due to the minus temperature. So after a short minute of landing and footsteps at the highest altitude of the Everest helicopter tour, you will again fly to Pheriche with an Everest base camp aerial view.
Meet with your friends at Pheriche and fly together to Hotel Everest View for breakfast. This is the fourth phase of landing during the tour to Everest base camp by helicopter. Hotel Everest View is one of the famous places for the panoramic view of Mt Everest. Hotel Everest View is in Syangboche village at an altitude of 3880 meters above another famous town Namche Bazaar.
Breakfast at Everest base camp can be a dream for everyone and this tour makes it possible. One hour of a break for breakfast at HEV during the Everest base camp helicopter tour gives extra mileage to this trip. Taste and experience the local food and sherpa cuisines in the Everest region during the stopover. Enjoy the tasty breakfast during the Everest base camp helicopter tour with a sunbath at Hotel Everest View.
Everest helicopter tour then continues with the return helicopter flight to Lukla airport. There will be a short break for refueling. After refueling, the helicopter flies towards Kathmandu which offers an extra footage view of similar landscapes, flora, fauna, and paddy fields.
The Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing ends at Kathmandu airport. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to a hotel or connected with other alternative domestic or international flights. After completion of the tour, your feedback and reviews regarding this program will be highly appreciated. We always feel grateful to receive your original experience story while flying with Nepal Rental Car Pvt. Ltd.
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Nepal Rental Car not only provides rental car services, but we also provide helicopter rental services throughout Nepal and the Himalayas. Nepal helicopter rental services are mostly searched by travelers who plan to visit Kathmandu. We provide Kathmandu to Everest base camp helicopter rental services for private and group joining tours. Our other services are leasing a private helicopter for the Everest tour, Everest expedition, and pick up and drop off services in the Everest region. Kathmandu helicopter rental services are offered at the best price in a budget-friendly manner for all Nepal helicopter tours as our MOTTO.
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Major Attractions of Everest base camp helicopter tour
Kalapatthar is also known as ‘black rock’ which is a notable landmark and very popular with trekkers in the Everest region of Nepal. It offers the most remarkable view of Mount Everest which is not possible from the Everest base camp. It is a landing point for helicopters located on the south ridge of Pumori. The views of Everest, Nuptse, and Changtse are spectacular from Kala Patthar.
Hotel Everest View at Syangboche
Hotel Everest View is one of the highest mountain hotels in the world. It is located at Syangboche. Everest view hotel gives you another chance to view mount Everest with the other Himalayas. You can enjoy Himalayan dishes in the Everest view hotel. During the Everest base camp helicopter tour, you have at least one hour of time to enjoy in HEV.
The Khumbu Glacier is located between Mount Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal. It is the world’s highest glacier with an elevation of 4,900 m (16,100 ft) at its terminus to 7,600 m (24,900 ft). It followed for the final part of the trail to one of the Everest Base Camps.
Lukla Airport (Tenzing Hillary Airport)
Tenzing-Hillary Airport, otherwise called Lukla Airport., is a homegrown air terminal. It acquired overall distinction as it was evaluated as the riskiest air terminal on the planet for over 20 years by a program named Most Extreme Airports, broadcast on The History Channel in 2010. The air terminal is famous in light of the fact that it is viewed as the beginning stage of a journey toward Mount Everest base camps.
Everest Base Camps
Everest base camp is the rudimentary base camp of Mount Everest standing at an altitude of 5364 meters (on the south side) above sea level. It is the dream destination for travelers all around the world to reach the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, because of which around 40,000 travelers execute their trek from Lukla every year. Similarly, time-bound travelers choose the Everest base camp helicopter tour to conquer the base camp in the shortest period of time.
Best season for the Everest base camp helicopter tour
Everest base camp helicopter tour runs throughout the year. You can expect to visit Everest base camp by helicopter every day from Kathmandu in beautiful weather. Nepal Himalayas get clear in the following months.
- September, October, and November are the top-most and best months of the Autumn season for visiting the Everest base camp by helicopter. During these months mountains are covered with snow and you can encounter snow during your landing at a high altitude.
- March, April, and May are the secondary major months of the Spring season of the year to complete the Everest base camp helicopter tour. During these months, the Himalayas offers rhododendron flowering forests and beautiful snow-capped mountains. It provides a normal temperature that is not too cold and not too hot. For those travelers who are afraid of cold weather, it is recommended to choose the above months to visit Nepal.
Besides the above-mentioned months, June, December, January, and February are good enough for doing this tour. But if you are planning to visit Nepal this month, you are kindly requested to have a few spare days to capture the beautiful weather from Kathmandu before starting the tour.
Everest base camp helicopter tour cost
Everest base camp helicopter tour cost at minimum is $895 per person to a maximum of $4500 per helicopter. The helicopter tour to Everest base camp costs a single person and is comparatively expensive if you plan to go alone. But traveling in a group of people makes a difference in the cost of the Everest Heli tour. Nepal Rental Car offers the best price for an Everest helicopter tour. Mount Everest helicopter tour costs differ for group sharing and on a private basis.
|Number of passengers||Group joining Everest helicopter tour cost|
|1 or 2 pax||$995 per person|
|3 or 4 pax||$925 per person|
|5 to 10 pax||$895 per person|
Group joining Everest base camp helicopter tour cost for a single person is $895 at lowest. Here we have prepared this price list for paying together in a group joining the Heli tour to Mt. Everest.
- The cost for 1 or 2 pax is $995 per person
- The cost for 3 or 4 pax is $925 per person
- The cost for 5 to 10 pax is $895 per person
Private Everest base camp helicopter tour cost for a single shuttle is $3300 per helicopter at the cheapest price. However, Everest base camp helicopter flyover tours can be possible at the lowest price. The price increases with the increment of the shuttle with landing. The price of private Everest helicopters differs according to the number of passengers traveling together in the helicopter. The booking cost of the Everest private Heli tour is as follows.
|Number of travelers/shuttle||Private Everest helicopter tour cost|
|1 - 3 people (single shuttle)||$3550 per helicopter|
|4 people (double shuttle)||$3850 per helicopter|
|5 people (double shuttle)||$4250 per helicopter|
If the total number in a private family or in a group exceeds more than 5 people you will have to order the next helicopter to run the tour. Also if the total body weight of the total passenger exceeds the limit of 500 kgs in 1 helicopter then you will have to rent the next helicopter. A helicopter from Kathmandu to Pheriche (4300meters) flies with maximum loads of 500kgs and after Pheriche, it carries 240kgs till Kalapathar. The extra shuttle cost of a helicopter for the sector Pheriche to Kalapathar is $500 per shuttle.
Everest region helicopter tours by Nepal Rental Car
- Lukla to Everest Base camp / Kala Patthar to Lukla or Kathmandu by helicopter flight.
- Namche Bazaar to Everest base camp / landing at Kala Patthar and return to Lukla or Kathmandu in helicopter flight.
- Phakding to Everest base camp and back to Kathmandu with a helicopter.
- Tengboche to Everest base camp and drop at Lukla or Kathmandu in a helicopter.
- Heli flight from Pangboche to Everest base camp and return to Kathmandu or Lukla.
- Helicopter flight from Pheriche village to Everest base camp and fly back to Lukla or Kathmandu.
- Helicopter flight from Lobuche or Thukla to Everest base camp and back to Lukla or Kathmandu.
- Gorak Shep to Everest base camp Helicopter flight and return to Lukla or Kathmandu.
- Everest base camp to Lukla or Kathmandu Helicopter flight.
Everest base camp helicopter tour itinerary highlights
- 06:30 AM - Pick up from the hotel and transfer to the domestic airport.
- 07:00 AM - Check with security formalities, and drive to the helipad.
- 07: 30 AM - Fly towards Lukla.
- 08:20 AM - Defueling at Lukla.
- 08:40 AM - Lukla to Pheriche helicopter flight.
- 09:00 AM - Heli flight to Kala Patthar and landing.
- 09:40 AM - Flight to Hotel Everest View for breakfast.
- 10:40 AM - Heli ride to Kathmandu via Lukla airport.