- Helicopter flight and Best Aerial View
- Landing at Kalapathar
- Best alternative to Everest Base Camp Trek
- Spectacular closeup view of world's highest mountains.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Overview
Need to see Everest and yet don’t want to go through week-long trekking? Everest base camp helicopter tour is a perfect option for you and for people having limited time who wants to see the magnificent Everest from a close-up view in a single day.
Travellers around the world drool in the thoughts of simply undertaking a journey to the base camp of the highest peak in the world. Week’s long trekking and trips finally take you to the case camp only after ample sweat and toil have been spent.
However, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour is one such travel package which incorporates the penultimate of the Himalayan panorama while not having to break a sweat.
The helicopter tour to the paramount of all heights is remarkable, to say the least, and even to say so would be an understatement.
Get the best alternative to Everest Base Camp Trek in a single day and get close to the world’s highest mountain.
Everest Helicopter Tour Flight Program
The glorious Everest Heli Tour to the duo of Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar begins as you board a helicopter from the east helipad of Tribhuvan International Airport. As per the flight time, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport.
The flight times are scheduled for the morning time due to the clear visibility, low clouds and winds. As you take off from Kathmandu’s airport, the flight offers aerial views of the parade of glistening peaks as you begin the journey from Kathmandu airport.
45 mins of flight will bring you to Lukla where after a short break refuelling and load management, you embark the journey to the predetermined destinations.
A magnificent landscape reveals as your pilot slides the helicopter above attractive Sherpa mountain villages, bright green mountain glaciers, and a snow-white area of Himalayan peaks and glaciers. Thamserku (6608), Khantega (6782m), Lhotse (8516m), Pumori (7165m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and Mt. Everest (8848m) make the grand entrance in the scenic display of the Himalayas promising plenty more as you continue ahead.
The grandeur of the Khumbu icefall and glaciers along with views of mountains neighbouring the Everest (8848m) is nothing short of divine.
After a flight over the base camp, we head to Kalapathar for a short landing from where you can get the best to view of Mt. Everest and several others. The massif of the Everest Mountains welcomes you with breezes of spine-chilling air and snowy fragrance spread over the region.
Maximum 5 minutes of landing time will be given at Kalapathar due to the threat of altitude as we gain the altitude rapidly from Kathmandu (1,350m/4,415ft) to Kalapathar (5,545m/18,132ft).
From Kalapathar, we fly to Hotel Everest View, famously known for being the world’s highest hotel which is at an elevation of (3,800m/12,500ft) for a breakfast.
30 mins of landing time will be given and while having tea and breakfast you can witness a 360-degree view of the awe-inspiring peaks. Afterwards, we fly back to Kathmandu and our tour concludes. Relishing the spectacle of supreme quality, you fly back to Lukla and then to Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the best Ariel tour you can do and it surely will be a lifetime experience. The feeling of the overwhelming joy is fabulous to enjoy as well.
We, Highland Expeditions, have been in this industry for many years and we have been ranked the best one among others. We serve to give you the best taste of Himalayas during your short visit to Nepal. We will make sure that this EBC and Kalapathar Heli Tour will be a grand experience for you while also catering for your comfort and safety.
Everest Helicopter Tour Video:
During the peak season time (March to May & Sept to Mid-December), we have regular helicopter flights to Everest Base Camp. Our fixed departure dates are listed down below. If in case there are no departure dates available on your desired date, please get in touch with us and we can arrange a flight for you at your preferred dates.
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with Highland Expeditions. Please take care to note that your pilot and we have the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Dates & Price
Our trips are available on both fixed departure and private group basis.
If you are looking for a group to join this trip please click the Fixed Departures tab for more information on departure dates, availability and price. All our fixed departures are guaranteed to run. Or, if you would like to do this trip alone, or with your friends, families & colleagues in a private group style, please fill out the contact form in Private Group tab and send us your message. We will organize a private trip for you at your preferred dates catering any request you may have.
- Helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar
- Airport transfers before and after the flight
- Government Taxes
- National Park and Rural Municipality Fees
- Sightseeing as per the itinerary
- Passengers Insurance
- Meals, Drinks and Personal expenses during the tour program
It was certainly one of the most awesome highly enjoyable experiences we have ever had in half day time. It can not be explained. It must be experienced. One of the best tours we ever joined.
Arriving at Kathmandu airport before departure you are given a safety briefing. You then board your helicopter and are treated to the most breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Fly over the Himalayas, quick photo session at Kalapatar and have breakfast at Everest view hotel. It’s worth every penny.