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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour


Day 01 - Helicopter flight to Everest and surrounding

Early morning drive to the airport and board a helicopter to Everest. Flight time is usually at 7 am and you need to be at the airport 1 hour prior to the flight time. After check-in, we fly to Lukla which will take 45 mins. After refueling at Lukla Airport, we take off for a scenic mountain flight and our real experience will begin. Witness the spectacular closeup view of world’s highest mountain right as we fly near Everest and land at Kalapathar for a quick photo. 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 back to Kathmandu via Lukla. Everest Helicopter Tour is the best Ariel tour you can possibly do and it surely will be a lifetime experience. Phase 1: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu East Helipad (1,350m/4,415ft). Total flight time: 45 Minutes and 10 minutes of landing time for refuelling. Phase 2: Fly to Everest base camp and Land at Kalapathar (5,545m/18,132ft). Total flight time: 25 Minutes and 5 minutes of landing time at Kalapathar. Note: In case of the 5 passengers sharing the flight, a shuttle flight will be conducted from Pheriche. This is to reduce the weight limit as the helicopter can only fly carrying max 250kgs load at this altitude. Each shuttle flight will conduct Max 3 passengers and this also allows a great view from your windows. Phase 3: Fly to Everest view hotel for breakfast. Total flight time: 10 minutes to Everest view hotel and 60 minutes landing for breakfast.  Phase 4: Fly back to Kathmandu via Lukla(1,350m/4,415ft). Total flight time: 60 minutes

Trip Includes

  • 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
  • Breakfast 

Trip Excludes

  • Meals, Drinks and Personal expenses during the tour program