Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing

Trip Facts
  • Duration:5 Hours
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 5545 Meters
  • Start at: Kathmandu
  • End at: Kathmandu
  • Group Size: 1 - 12
  • Best Season: Spring - Autumn


  • Bird-eye view of Mountains and beautiful Khumbu Landscape
  • Over 30 different Mountain Vistas
  • Landing on the world’s highest mountain mount Everest Base Camp (5364 m)
  • Breakfast at the Highest altitude ever with a breathtaking view of Mt. Everest and many other peaks.
  • Comfortable and Sumptuous way of Traveling
  • Best and most comfortable Way to do a Tour in Nepal and explore the world's highest mountain land.

For people who are looking for a unique way to experience Everest Base Camp, this helicopter tour is a great option for those who are short on time and have difficulty on trekking.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Overview

The Everest base camp helicopter tour is a luxurious way of exploring the stunning mountains in Nepal, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse as well as the Khumbu Glacier. Visit Nepal has several facets, including outdoor adventure, exploring the heritage sites, rural villages, and diverse culture. Among these holiday activities in Nepal, The Helicopter tour is a wealthy way of exploring various destinations in a short time.

The Mount Everest helicopter tour starts from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp, which is located at 5364m/17598ft. The ride of the helicopter over the terraced farmlands and countless villages together with the green lush hilly landscape is really mesmerizing.

The Everest helicopter tour also provides the opportunity to see the Sherpa villages and the lifestyle of local who lives in the shadow of the world's highest mountain. Flying like a bird and witnessing the bird's eye view of the majestic world of Mother Nature is an amazing experience.

The duration of the Everest base camp helicopter is normally around 3-4 hours depending on Itinerary and route. The tour is combined with some other activities like visiting the Everest View Hotel or the Kongde Peak landing. 

The Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp depends on the weather conditions, It is important to know that the tour can be affected by strong wind, poor visibility, and other conditions that could make the flight dangerous.   

Trekking in the Everest base camp requires an immense amount of strength and physical dedication. Daunting two weeks of walking uphill and downhill along the moraines, rivers, glaciers & forests really soaks up stamina. Instead, let’s cherish the beauty of majestic snow-clad mountains without spending time and energy. Investment in traveling is an investment in you. Therefore, it is not about the amount of money that you spend on a helicopter tour, but it is about a plethora of exciting prospects that you get to know while doing the Mount Everest helicopter tour in Nepal. 

Landing at Everest Base Camp

The Helicopter tour Landing at Everest Base Camp (EBC) or alternatively at Kala Pathar is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. These two locations offer stunning views of Khumbu Ice Falls and the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam.EBC is located at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet), while Kalapathar is slightly higher at 5,545 meters (18,192 feet). Both locations are accessible by trekking, but Everest Base Camp is a more popular destination.

Having Breakfast with a stunning view of Mount Everest

After the exploration of the world’s highest mountain base camp and absorbing the mesmerizing views from Kalapather, you'll head back to the Everest View Hotel for breakfast. This hotel is the highest-situated hotel in the world, and it offers stunning views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Thamsherku, and many other mountains. Here you'll be greeted with warm hospitality, and you can enjoy a delicious meal at the hotel's restaurant. The food is made with fresh, local ingredients, and it's sure to please even the most discerning palate.

After breakfast at Everest View Hotel, you can take a short walk outside the hotel. You'll be able to see the breathtaking view of the surrounding Himalayas and some of the local wildlife, including yaks, Himalayan Thar, and birds.

Breakfast at Everest View Hotel 

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Spring (March-May): During this time of year the weather is mild and sunny, with clear skies and you can see the spectacular views of the mountains. This is the peak time for Everest climbing, at base camp you can see full of tents.

Fall (September-November): The fall is another best time to do the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. The weather is a bit colder than in spring and sunny, with clear skies. During this time the views of the mountains are spectacular.

Winter (December-February): Even though this is the coldest time of year, people can do the helicopter tour to Everest. The weather is dry and clear, with cold temperatures and the views of the mountains are mesmerizing. During this season there are very few crowds.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost

The cost for the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour can be different depending on several factors such as the duration of the tour, and the specific services included in the package.

The cost of a helicopter tour to Everest with a landing from Kathmandu could range from USD 1150 to USD 4800 per person, depending on the group or nature (private or sharing) of the tour. This price usually includes round-trip helicopter transportation, permits, and landing charges at Kala Patthar/ Everest Base Camp, which offers stunning views of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

Here is the price for private and group tours to the Everest base camp.

Number Of People

Private Heli Cost (Per Person)

Sharing Heli Cost (Per Person)
1 PaxUS $4870US $1230
2 PaxUS $2475US $1230
3 PaxUS $1710US $1230
4 PaxUS $1360US $1230
5 and AboveUS $1185US $1185

Who Can Do This Everest Helicopter Tour?

The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is open to anyone who meets the minimum age requirements and physical conditions set by the helicopter company. It is a well-liked option for those who want to experience the breathtaking views of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan peaks but may not have the time or physical ability to undertake the challenging trek to Everest Base Camp.

As you must fly to high altitudes, you can pose certain health risks, such as altitude sickness, so it's essential to consult with a doctor or medical professional before joining the tour, especially if you have any pre-existing health conditions. Children and elderly individuals can also participate in the helicopter tour.

How Safe Is The Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp?

The Helicopter tours to Everest Base Camp permit adventurers to observe the majesty of the world's highest peak without the physical demands of a strenuous trek. Safety is a paramount concern for us while providing such tours, and careful measures are in place to ensure a secure and enjoyable journey for travelers.

  • Experienced Pilots: Experienced and well-trained pilots with extensive flight hours, especially in the challenging terrain of the Himalayas. These pilots are intimately familiar with the region's weather patterns, topography, and potential hazards, ensuring a smooth and safe flight.
  • Modern Helicopters: We utilize modern and well-maintained aircraft equipped with the latest safety features. Routine maintenance and regular inspections are conducted to keep the helicopters in optimal condition.
  • Weather Monitoring: Weather conditions in the Everest region can be unpredictable and hazardous. Helicopter pilots and companies continuously monitor weather patterns and make informed decisions about flight timings. If conditions are deemed unsafe, flights are rescheduled.

Know Before You Go

  • Bring a Valid Passport/ ID card
  • Wear Warm clothing for the trip.
  • Bring Sunglasses
  • Put Sunscreen
  • Bring enough Cash
  • Take a Camera and Phone and other valuable stuff with you.

Experience The  Amazing Heli Tour To Everest with Green Society Adventure. 

Nepal is a geographically rugged and challenging place to explore via walking. Green Society Adventure knitted this luxurious tour package to accommodate all aspiring travelers to take them toward the majestic abode of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest (8848 m). Get rid of daunting uphill and downhill trekking in Nepal rather than witness the splendors of nature and grandeur of the Himalayas with ease.

Book the Everest base camp helicopter with the responsible trekking agency of Nepal the Green Society Adventure. We take care of every essential element of the holiday in Nepal. We are highly dedicated to providing quality service to our customers and making Nepal Tourism a sustainable business entity. Our trekking and tour crew members are trained in guest satisfaction attainment. We can organize the  Everest base camp helicopter tour at the most competitive price

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Today you must wake up at 6:00 AM and take a car drive to the airport. When you reach the airport then you must transfer to the Helicopter and start a ride to Everest base camp. During this 45 min ride, you can see the range of Mahalangur Himalayan including the world's highest mountain.

The helicopter does stop at Everest base camp for 5 min, from where you can enjoy the view of Mt.Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Adm-Dablam, Pumori, and many other peaks as well the impressive Khumbu glacier. After taking the picture of the scenic view of the Himalayas, Glacier, and Impressive Landscape, you will ride back to Everest view hotel for breakfast. You can have about an hour's break for breakfast, from where you can see the 360 views of mountains and Sherpa land. After breakfast, ride back to Kathmandu and drive to the hotel. The trip is over.

  • Max. Altitude:5545m/18187ft
  • Accommodation:-
  • Meals:Breakfast
Cost Details
  • Airport - hotel- airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle.
  • Helicopter fair (Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu).
  • National Park Entry Fee.
  • Lunch in Everest View Hotel.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • International airfare.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • All bar bills along the tour.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc
Departure Dates
Useful Information
  • It is recommended to have one or two flexible days just in case your guides need to re-schedule the flight due to weather conditions
  • If the weather is bad, this tour will be re-scheduled to the next day or so
  • If you do not have any flexible days and if the flight is canceled due to poor weather conditions, a full refund will be issued (except for transportation charges to the airport, if already used)
  • The helicopter will land at Lukla Airport for a short moment of 10-15 minutes for refueling purposes
  • The maximum altitude of landing on this tour will be just beneath Kalapathhar (5,545 meters).
  • The helicopter lands at the Everest base camp or at Kalapather and stays a maximum of 10 minutes. Depending on weather and activeness at base camp, Helicopter either land at base camp or just beneath Kalapather.

  • The altitude of the Everest view hotel is 3962m/ 12995ft. Normally you can have an hour's break for the breakfast at Everest view hotel, where you can enjoy your meal with a stunning view of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest.

  • To confirm a booking and secure your Everest base camp helicopter tour, you need to pay 20% of the total trip cost in advance. The remaining balance can be paid upon arrival in Kathmandu. To book the trip, please use the "CHECK AVAILABILITY" tab to make an instant confirmation booking.

  • All solo and couple travelers can join our exciting helicopter tour to Everest base camp. Joining a group on an Everest Helicopter tour can help to reduce the cost as well.

  • In spring and Autumn, the temperature ranges from 17 to - 5 degrees Celsius and during the winter the temperature drops below -10 degrees, we suggest that you should wear enough warm clothes while you are on Everest base camp Heli tour.

  • Yes, we keep a light and portable oxygen cylinder in Helicopter, and you can use it in emergency situations.

  • The weather conditions in the mountains are unpredictable and our Everest base camp helicopter tour can be affected by the worse weather conditions and your flight might got cancelled. So please prepare for the unpredictable situation.

  • If your Everest base camp helicopter tour gets canceled because of bad weather, you can get a full refund. But if you cancel the trip because of your own reason, a 20% cancellation charge will be applied to your total trip cost.

  • On average, a maximum of 5 people can fly in one helicopter. Though it depends on each person's weight as well.

  • Well, a child over 5 years to 75 years old can go on the trip to Everest helicopters tour. Taking this challenge absolutely depend on one physical and health condition as well.

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