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Everest Helicopter Tour- 1 Day Tour

Daily Tour 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Kathmandu 44600, Nepal Everest Region Tour Guide: Ngwang Sherpa

Trip Detail: Everest Base Camp EBC Helicopter Tour


Observe and feel the natural beauty of Nepal and the Himalayas on a 4-hour Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. This tour is the easiest way to visit Mount Everest and see the surroundings from a height of more than 16,000 feet (5,000 meters).

What to Expect

See Mount Everest and its surrounding nature from inside a helicopter on this 4-hour helicopter ride from Kathmandu.The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour meets the desires of tourists who want to take advantage of seeing the most of the area in a short amount of time, and is good for persons in any kind of physical shape.Your journey starts from Kathmandu Airport with a helicopter moving eastward, flying parallel to the Himalayan range, allowing magnificent vistas of the soaring Himalayan peaks.

Trip Detail

After landing at Lukla for fueling, you will fly to the airstrip in Syangboche, located at 12,340 feet (3,761 meters), or if you wish to have breakfast at Hotel Everest View, the helicopter will land at the hotel’s helipad.From Syangboche your tour will take you closer to Mt. Everest and all the magnificent Himalayas, like Amadablam, Pumori, Number, and Cho Oyu. The Solukhumbu (Solu) region of Nepal.

This region is famous not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain but also for its Sherpa villages and monasteries with their virtually unchanged unique culture. Solu has received countless trekkers and mountaineers from all over the world. Solukhumbu has developed to a stage where many options are possible, from a full-scale expedition with tents and porters, to an independent trek using the local lodges.

Sagarmatha National Park, established in 1976, covers much of this region. This fascinating land, surrounded by high mountains, is a real paradise for mountaineers and trekkers.Depending upon the crowd at the base camp, you will land either at Everest Base Camp or head closer to KalapaTar for a quick photograph. After, the helicopter will fly you back to Shyangboche or Lukla and to Kathmandu.


Arrival: Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Meal: No
Lodging: No
Transportation: Private vehicles / Flights
Service Level: Comfort
Trek Grading: 1
Activity: Sightseeing Tours to Himalaya
Maximum Altitude: 5,545m (18,193ft) at Kala Patthar
No. of Passenger:2-4 (Maximum 250KG)- Sharing

( We still can do Private tours and cost is different )

Outline Itinerary

5:30 Drive from hotel to airport.
6 Fly to Everest View Lodge for breakfast and exploring
7:40 Fly from Everest View Lodge to Everest Base Camp to Kalapather ( We do land in Kalapathar )
8:40 Fly from Everest Base Camp to Lukla and continue flying to Kathmandu
10 Arrive at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel

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Notice on Domestic Flight kathmandu to Lukla

The Government of Nepal has announced an issue for the flight operation to Lukla. Most flights to Lukla will commence from Ramechhap until further notice to avoid heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport.
The airport in Ramechhap is located 130km from Kathmandu (approximately 3-4 hours drive).
Alternatively, helicopter arrangements can be made for 5 people sharing basis with the addition of USD 500 for one way flight per person to change your airplane flights to the helicopter. We will try to coordinate and form groups at the airport for this arrangement, but we cannot guarantee it.
The drive to Ramechhap and flight to Lukla is guaranteed unless the flight is canceled due to bad weather conditions.
Travelers are suggested to advise us on the preferred alternatives for the flights to/from Lukla affected due to possible delays or disruptions.

Everest Base Camp EBC Helicopter Tour Cost

Cost Include

  • All land transportation by private car, van, or hiace
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages
  • 4.5-hour helicopter flight, Depends on Weather
  • All official taxes and service charges

Cost Exclude

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Meals
  • Any other item not mentioned
  • Necessary permit and entrance fee for conservation area

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Trip Highlight

  • Explore Mount Everest by helicopter
  • Take photos from the Kala Patthar viewpoint
  • Take photos from the Everest Base Camp
  • Enjoy a breakfast you’ll never forget at the Everest View Hotel
  • Top of The World

Important Note

Your safety is of paramount importance to us at Alpine Club of Himalaya. We have the absolute authority to cancel the trip or change the itinerary, when deemed necessary or when we have reason to believe your safety is at stake. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, natural disasters, and such, can contribute to changes in the itinerary when traveling in remote mountainous regions. In these extreme situations, we kindly request that you offer your full co-operation to the trusted leader of the group appointed by Alpine Club of Himalaya. However, we assure you that we will make every effort to keep to the above itinerary.


You will be accommodated in Alpine Hotel and Apartment or similar hotels in Kathmandu, standard tea houses during trekking and tents when climbing. Most tea house accommodations will only have shared toilet facilities. For tent accommodation, foam mattress will be made available. In climbing section, toilet facilities will be provided with necessary natural preservation. All accommodations in Kathmandu and tea houses are on twin-shared basis whereas a single tent will be provided to each individual for the climbing section. We can cater to special request for a single room in Kathmandu by paying a single supplement of USD 310. However, there are several tea houses on the trekking route that doesn’t allow single room accommodation. On paying a single supplement, you will get a single room in Kathmandu however sometimes it is feasible only in the trekking areas of the lower elevations.


During Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, you can enjoy Nepali, Tibetan, Indian as well as more common continental cuisines. Breakfast (only) will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be available during the trek and climb. While trekking, breakfast will be taken in the same place we stay the night. Similar arrangements can also be arrange for dinner. Lunch will be taken en route to the next destination. During climbing session, hygienic and freshly-cooked food will be provided. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu.


5:30: Drive from hotel to airport.

6:00: Fly to Everest View Lodge for breakfast and exploring

7:40: Fly from Everest View Lodge to Everest Base Camp to  Kalapather ( We do land in Kalapathar )

8:40: Fly from Everest Base Camp to Lukla and continue flying to Kathmandu

10:00: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel

Total Duration: 3.00 hours to 4.5 Hrs

Number of Passengers: 2-4 (Maximum 250KG)- Sharing

( We still can do Private tours and cost is different )

The Trek to Everest Base Camp (5340m/17521ft) will be a memory that you will cherish for the lifetime. There can be no trek as rewarding as one to the Everest viewpoint, Kala Patthar (5545m/18193ft) since the world’s highest peak is barely 10km/6 miles from there.

4 Reviews

  1. avatar
    4:49 am - March 24, 2019 / Reply

    What a memorable trip we had, all went very well.
    I was just amazed by breathtaking view and awesome scenery.
    I would like to thank to Mr Sujan for organising such a memorable trip for life. Highly recommended.

  2. avatar
    4:12 pm - March 30, 2019 / Reply

    I am disable but I always had dream of going to Mt. Everest.
    Alpine club of Himalaya made my dream come true. They arranged a helicopter tour to Everest tension for me to visit to Mt. Everest. We left TIA and landed to Lukla for fuelling. Then landed at Everest view hotel for breakfast.
    All the experience was like a dream. I felt like being in haven. Most recommend trip ever made. Alpine club of Himalaya is highly recommended.

  3. avatar
    2:27 am - April 13, 2019 / Reply

    We went for our honeymoon recently and we booked this one day helicopter tour, which happened to be the one of our best life time memory. Thanks to the Alpine and team. Highly recommended.

  4. avatar
    11:56 pm - April 17, 2019 / Reply

    Managed to see the Everest within 4 hour helicopter tour. From Syangboche your tour Took us closer to Mt. Everest and all the magnificent Himalayas, like Amadablam, Pumori, Number, and Cho Oyu. The Solukhumbu (Solu) region of Nepal. We had an opportunity to see the Everest and surrounding places. I recommend this tour to everyone who has limited time to go for Trekking.


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