Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour With Landing

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:01 day
  • Trekking Duration:From 4-5 hours (Kathmandu - Everest base camp- Kathmandu)
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade:Easy
  • Max Elevation:5,364 m at Everest Base Camp / 5,545 m Kalapather
  • Transportation:Private vehicles/Flight
  • Max Group Size:2-4
  • Best Time:March to May and September to early December


Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing will be your most scenic and fascinating ride and adventure of a lifetime experience, leading you flying high in the heart of world number one Mt. Everest which towers at 8,848 m / 29,028 ft high. Truly a dream of million wide-world people to get a glimpse of world highest peaks, where thousands of trekkers and adventurer visits to Nepal for a scenic walk to Everest Base Camp of more than a week duration, Heli flights will be the best choice and options and an opportunity to fulfill your dreams.

Everest Helicopter Tour starting the early morning before (quick early breakfast in the hotel or taking pack breakfast), our guides transfer you to Kathmandu domestic airport for the scenic flight on Helicopter, where you will be seated next to a pilot or on the back seat with spacious seat in comfort. Soon as Heli takes of grand views of Kathmandu city and the valley with surrounding rolling green hills dotted with farm villages and well-tended terraces, as chopper gets higher panorama views array of a mountain range from Manaslu-Ganesh-Langtang-Jugal Himal, as flight heads east views of Mt. Gauri-Shankar and Melung Tse peaks.

As the Everest Helicopter Tour gets closer towards Lukla, then landing for re-fuels and refreshment break with time to observe Sherpa life and its colorful culture and then heading through Dudh Kosi gorge with aerial views of famous Namche Bazaar (time permitting landing on top Namche Bazaar to catch views of the village and snow clad peaks). Swirling high above heading towards Everest Base Camp if possible landing at base camp at the height of 5,364 m high within Khumbu glacier and views of tumbling massive Ice Falls with other adjoining peaks.

Flying out of Everest Base Camp or from Gorakshep Everest Helicopter Tour (earlier Everest Base Camp) heading back to Kathmandu with the brief stop at scenic heading back to Kathmandu with the brief stop at scenic Everest View Hotel (Syanboche) either for breakfast or lunch. Or Thyangboche Monastery, visit of interesting monastery interior with colorful Thangka painting with the grand statue of Buddha, observe monks and priest on deep prayer. After a glorious moment with a scenic green surrounding of alpine woodland and snow-clad peaks overlooking impressive views of Mt. Everest and magnificent Ama-Dablam, then heading high on route back to Kathmandu with most remarkable, enjoyable and exciting on Everest Helicopter Tour.

Note for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour With Landing:

Flying hours and some stops on route, depends entirely on weather condition and pilots decision as he know the weather patterns of Himalaya. Stops and landing around villages including near Everest base camp/Kalapathar, where weather permits, we will try our best to make your flight enjoyable with possible stops to witness culture and traditional life of local villages with mountain views for your delights and money worth of scenic flights with us.

  • An awesome panorama array of Himalayan peaks with Everest from start to an end on Heli ride
  • Great thrill on the takeoff to landing with perfect views of the Himalayan chain of mountains
  • Aerial views of sweeping dramatic landscapes over valleys and terraced farm villages
  • Glimpse of culture and traditional life of Sherpa people the highlanders of Everest
  • Helicopter lands at Kalapather, one of the best Everest view point where you can make photos & videos of life time memorable.
  • Helicopter stop at Everest view hotel (the Highest Placed Hotel in the world) where you can have your Breakfast/Lunch With a view of Mt. Everest and adjoining giant peaks.

Please Note Everest Helicopter Tour:
Flying hours and some stops on route, depends entirely on weather condition and pilots decision as he know the  weather patterns of Himalaya. Stops and landing around villages including at Everest base camp, where weather permits, we will try our best to make your flight enjoyable with possible stops to witness culture and traditional life of local villages with mountain views for your delights and money worth of scenic flights with us.

  • Transportation to Kathmandu domestic airport from the hotel and back.
  • Our vehicle will be at your disposal waiting at the airport till you need for the transfer.
  • Heli flight with pack breakfast / or in Lukla (time permitting) with lunch on route either at Gorakshep-Thyangboche or at Namche at pilot discretions.
  • Applicable permits for the flight with Sagarmatha National Park / TIM (Trekking Information Management System) if required.
  • Service of guides on Heli Tour, daily wages-medical insurance, meals and other allowance.
  • Comprehensive medical kits and First Aid Kit (for precaution against accidents and sudden illness.
  • Oxygen Cylinder
  • Government Tax & Fuel Surcharges
  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel and medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature, gratitude (tips) hard / soft and other major drinks throughout the flight and in Kathmandu.
  • Personal gear for the day ride (down jackets and personal belongings) medical kit.
  • Emergency evacuation and breaking away from the proposed duration flight where refund will not be entertained, however office will issue a letter to claim from your valid insurance. 05:
  • Day pack
  • Trekking shoes/Sports shoes
  • Sun Hat/cap
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Hand gloves
  • Sun glasses
  • Water bottle
  • Down Jacket 
  • Camera and batteries

Important Notes Heli Flights around Everest and other Himalaya region:

Mass flow of wide world travelers in Nepal is mainly for trekking of moderate walks to adventurous or challenging activities, most important is picking the right trip holiday with us with your limited time and duration in Nepal.

In all high altitude trip whether treks or on helicopter tour for Everest and other Himalayan destination where all clients should be in sound health and physically fit to enjoy its wonderful surrounding of mountains and local culture.

On booking with us before your depart from home country, where all clients should be obtain Travel and Medical Insurance (in case for accidents and emergency evacuation by all means of transport available for quick relief to nearest hospitals).

It will be pleasure if you can send us past and present medical history with certain diets, and then we can arrange to fit your request well in advance.

Climate on Everest Base Camp & Khumbu Heli Flights:

Normal days are clear above 2,500 m above and as well depending upon season around Himalaya region, sometimes the weather can be unpredictable including Everest and Khumbu region.

April to May is main trekking and visiting months including chopper flights around Everest, when morning and mid day is clear with sunshine normally, afternoon can be clouded blocking the views of peaks sometimes.

September to November are high season visiting Nepal Himalayan destination with Everest base camp, when day is mostly with clear blue sky and views of mountains.

November to January however chances of snow above 2,800 m higher areas however day will be fine with some sunshine and cold in morn and late afternoon time and in shades.

July to mid September clouded with monsoon rains (wet months) but very green with much moistures.

The best time will be from March to May when wild flowers are in full bloom around 2,000 m to 3,000 m high and then tree lines and vegetation declines for rough arctic terrain, the temperature will be 15 to 20 degree Celsius during the day with sunlight, morning and evening can be much cooler with minimum of -0 to 05 degree Celsius not counting the wind chill factors.

Above 3,000m high day will be clear with strong sunlight and UV (due to less oxygen and atmospheric pressure) , where strong sun screens and creams required to protect your skins and as well using good sun / snow glass to avoid strong and bright refection of snow and sunlight.

Mid September to December will be the clearest weather but with short days minimum of -05 to -10 degree Celsius in the morning and night time with maximum of 15-20 degree during the day in full sunlight, also depends upon the altitude and areas of trekking.

December to March will be the coldest months with chances of snows with minimum of -10 to -15 degree Celsius with maximum 15-18 degree Celsius without wind chill factor, however most of the day time will be clear with fine blue sky.


Detail Itinerary

“Ready-Made itinerary presented in our website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss your tour plan.”

  1. Receive from hotel around 06:30 am and transfer to airport.
  2. Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla around 07:20 am about 45 minutes flight
  3. Fueling time about 10-20 min in Lukla, at the same time we will have quick tea break
  4. Fly from Lukla to Everest Base Camp-about 20 min flight, landing at Everest Base Camp (landing time about 10-15 min) and fly over Kalapatthara
  5. Fly back to Everest view hotel via Kalapatthar – about 15 min flight and landing for breakfast/lunch (landing time about 40 min-01 hrs)
  6. Fly from Hotel Everest View Hotel to Kathmandu via Lukla-about 60min flight
  7. Receive from airport and transfer to hotel.

Trekking Planner always committed in keeping our standard day to day schedule as per the given program with itinerary days, sometimes due to some circumstances beyond our control like natural disaster blockade of roads, damaged trails, flight delay and cancellation arises when bad and unfavorable weather persists for some days including political unrest and strikes. We assure that if above situation arises we will try our best to keep our itinerary as it is if not please bear with us, as we might have to reroute some of the holidays to other destinations for your safety and to make your time in Nepal with us, a money worth of good times providing you with enjoyable holidays. We Trust that you will enjoy having wonderful and delightful times in Nepal with Trekking Planner!!!!!!!!

Most Common FAQs

Heli Tour, a joy ride with scenic flight on chopper or Helicopter, Heli Tour can be for short duration of less than an hour or more to 4-5 hours in the comfort of spacious seated with glass windows for views of beautiful; mountains-green hills-valley and dales scenery.
Heli Tour, at present getting much popular in Nepal where people with short duration of holiday and as well for people who are not interested in trekking but have the urge to see Himalaya in comfort, this is a great opportunity to full scapes of Himalayan chain of mountains.

First enjoy reading our trip text of your interest, then if you are keen and interested book with Trekking Planner Treks & Expeditions on following E-Mails and Address at least month ahead if you are booking from overseas home Europe-USA or other further East of Asia including Australia-NZ –Japan-Korea-China so on…..
For ex Kathmandu can book with us minimum few days ahead so that we can arrange the right size of Helicopter for different size group of interested clients.

Most of the Helicopter available in Nepal French built Fail with Safe Design - comfortable seating arrangements - 5 seating besides Pilot and co-pilot - suitable for all types of helicopter flights and landing can fly up at an altitude of above 6,000 m / 19,000 or much higher.
On this Heli Tour flying above 5,000m with close views of mountains of the region and beyond other peaks of Himalaya.

Depending upon the areas of Heli Tour and season, April to May warmer during day time with cold wind factor morning and late afternoon period, where temperature drops down on shades, but on air with right pressure will be warm of normal room temperatures.
However, we will suggest you proper gear a day ahead before your Heli Tour with necessary warm gears to take and wear.

In Heli with will be pressurized like on international flights that flies high, on this case Heli Tour it will similar with quite differences, during flight you will be safe and secure without chance of AMS.
On landing some place with high elevation of above 3,000 to 4,000 m like in Everest base camp
at 5,364 m / 17, 7012 ft high. it will be for only short duration depending upon your fitness to cope with altitude, if it’s a long walk from Heli pad we will advice what's good for you to avoid from High Altitude Sickness.
Our Heli Tour lands for you to take photographs and marvel the views of mountains and landscape scenery and as well to witness local culture. So altitude will be not much of a problem in our fascinating
and enjoyable Heli Tour.

As we are flying around Everest region, where areas are much well establish to cater the needs of all wide-world travelers, depending upon stops for lunch at higher altitude like in Gorakshep lunch will be hot with Continental-Chinese-Nepalese meals.
If it is in Namche or in Lukla much better meals as the places have good excellent restaurants with fresh bakery also, one can order straight from Ala Carte' or just order a simple Nepalese / Sherpa style meals.
(It all depends upon our pilot decision with limited time for stops and refreshments)

Cost and Dates

Offering you delightful and affordable price in this awesome Everest Base Helicopter Tour (we have daily chartered  flight CONTACT US for best cost), as we need minimum number 2-3 person in the group and at least maximum of 4-5 person to operate this scenic Heli flight at reasonable cost so that all people can enjoy with comfortable price.

Group and Trip departure provided as per person biases where international flight is not included besides our other services, if the fixe date does not coincide and satisfy you, we can arrange and organize a private trip to make your dreams come true in our marvelous Everest Helicopter Tour.

One can start booking Trekking Planner also organizes various trips on small groups that can suit for you. We recommend you to reserve a seat for you by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure beckons you.

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What an amazing trip and great guides-Nirmal and Suraj! Awesome trekking company, very professional and especially Dipak's attentiveness was above and beyond! Everything was on point and well organized! EBC was the first of many trips to come for me with Trekking Planner. I am coming back in April for another destination and hopefully again next year!!! Thank you for everything!


Amazing trek with this company!! I wouldn’t do it with anyone else. Our guide Nirmal was the best!

This company goes above and beyond! They think of every detail and take care of all the trekking needs including accommodations, food, water tablets, medical emergencies, etc. Our guide Nirmal was extremely familiar with the trail, he was attentive - making sure everyone was taken care of, made us laugh the entire way, gave great advice/tips/recommendations for a successful trek, generous (carried some of the day packs up when they were feeling tired), encouraged us and more! I was so impressed with how well thought out everything was and I loved that I didn’t have to worry about the details and all I had to do was show up. The other guides and porters were all just as fun, thoughtful, and accommodating. I would highly recommended these guys for the EBC trek!


Best trek in the world

In March i completed the Everest High Pass trek with Trekking Planner and had all the support i needed from Trekking planner from planning the trip, to arriving in Nepal and then completing the trek. I had an amazing guide in Gyeljen, whose knowledge of the area was the best! This meant I was able to make it over the passes when many other groups didn't due to the weather. He helped with all the accommodation and provided great advice to help me deal with the altitude and very cold weather as these were a new challenge to me. The whole team and Dipak were very welcoming and funny and this meant the trek and then the visit to Chitwan afterwards was one of the best experiences of my life! Would highly recommend and planning to return sometime soon.

Sam B,

Best Guide for trekking in the Himalyas

Everest Base Camp is such an amazing trek, but to have the best, kindest and funniest guide, who encouraged our team all the way and back, made my trek extra special. Nirmal Lamichhane your knowledge of all the mountains are incredible and you knew everyone on the trek. Watching you interact with the rest of the guides, they clearly have great respect for you. You are a natural leader. You are ambitious and know where you want to be in the future and I applaud you for studying while doing treks and taking people up into the mountains.

I enjoyed your stories and games along the way especially the last 2 hours before reaching Namche when it was up, up and up (your way of saying it is very steep). When I fell ill and gotten worse you were there all the way alongside me to help and encourage. The morning after reaching Base Camp when I was faced with being evacuated from Gorakshep, you told me that you believe that I could finish the trek and you would be there all the way if I choose to do so. Seeing the helicopter leave was hard but you believed in me and it made all the difference. Thank you so much.

Nirmal carried my bag on our decent in order for me to be able to breath better (I had bad flue, borderline bronchitis). Out of his own pocket, he bought us Fanta, lollypops, gum .... anything to lift moral on the last day down to Lukla. Our group had such fun with Nirmal.

If ever you need a guide, Nirmal is the perfect man for your trek. He does varies treks into the mountains, not only to Base Camp. Mountain expert, clued-up with flights to/ from Lukla, knows everyone and teahouses, can help with last minute gear, great knowledge about altitude sickness and knows how to take great photos (and how to pose, lol).

TrakkingPlanner and Travel Her Way are very lucky to have Nirmal as a guide.

The organising of my trip was great. Before leaving the UK, all my emails were answered promptly. Collecting from the airport, great accommodation in Kathmandu and the tea houses we stayed at on our trek was great. We were taken to a welcoming dinner at a local Nepali restaurant. What an experience. They also arrange for a farewell dinner back in Kathmandu - all included in the price. The care and detail was appreciated. Fruit and biscuits at dinner while on the trek- and the guides carried all of it all the way. Taking our oxygen levels after every meal to make sure we were in great shape.

All in all I had the best experience! Thank you Trekking Planner.

Janettie W,

I have just had the best travel experience of my life.

What a trip!

What a great buch of guys at Nepal Trekking Planner!

Dipak and his team made my trip so easy, simple and enjoyable - I can't still hardly believe it.

I felt totally safe and fully supported - which was a big thing for me as I was unsure how the high altitude would affect me. I needn't have worried as my guide Ananta and porter Ganesh were brilliant - really helpful, patient and firendly. Every night my blood/oxygen saturation was checked which gave me real confidence. Not many of the guides from different agencies were doing this which suprised me a little.

I had 16 days in the mountains and enjoyed every minute. As things became harder or easier, my intinery was flexible with Ananta very willing recommmend alternatives and to make changes to suit. This made a real difference and I really felt that I got the most from my trek.

I'm not one for recommending and over-praising but Dipak, Ananta and Ganesh all went the extra mile to make it all very special indeed.

Well done guys and (funds permitting) see you next year!


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