Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - 1 Day

everest base camp helicopter tour

Trip Facts

  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Spring & Autumn
  • 5 People Max
  • Helicopter
  • Fitness not Required
  • English/Nepali

Trip Overview

Every year more than thousands of travel enthusiasts visit Nepal to witness the Khumbu region’s spectacular beauty and the world-renowned Himalayas. A helicopter ride to Everest base camp has long been a favorite Heli ride for tourists.

Everest Helicopter tour is a time-saver to have a pleasant experience on Everest in just one day. Well, the Khumbu region’s natural beauty is best seen from the sky, where you can soak in the entire expanse of snow-capped Himalayas, glaciers, and Sherpa settlement.

You will embark on a four-hour journey across the Khumbu region in a Wind Dancer helicopter.

This fantastic aerial helicopter tour begins in Kathmandu. Our representative will drive to the International Airport from your hotel. After that, the helicopter arrives at Lukla for refueling after almost an hour of flight.

This thrilling excursion takes you through the beautiful Khumbu region in a luxury helicopter for a fantastic experience you will never forget. A comfortable forward-facing seat offers you unparalleled views of the world’s tallest peaks.

During this helicopter ride, you will relish close views of surrounding snow-capped peaks. The flight almost flies above the Khumbu glacier and the Everest Base Camp. After a 20-25 minute flight, the helicopter lands at Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar (5,545 meters). The interesting fact is you will get the face to face view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse west face, Lhotse, Khumbutse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam.

Once you enjoy and capture this beautiful moment, you will fly to Everest view hotel for breakfast. You can enjoy a hot Himalayan breakfast with a fantastic view of the Himalayas surrounding you. After this, you will eventually fly back to Kathmandu with a few minutes of a stop at Lukla for refueling. Once you arrive at Kathmandu airport, you will get back to your hotel.

Aerial views of the Everest region will leave you mesmerized. Besides, you can also opt for different heli tours to other popular trekking regions. It includes Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour, Gosainkunda Heli Tour, Manaslu Heli Tour, and more.

So, take off with us!

Have you always been yearning to fly like a bird? Maybe a helicopter flight has been a long-standing dream of yours? Book Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with us and lift off!

Major Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Fly to the Mount Everest Base Camp, where you will witness the mountaineers who camp there before ascending Mt. Everest
  • Witness the outstanding view of the Himalayan range from a helicopter ride.
  • Land at Kala Patthar at the altitude of 5,545 meters
  • Sagarmatha National Park, the world’s famous nature reserve in the Himalaya
  • Bird-eye view of the highest mountain in the world Mt. Everest, and the surrounding peaks, including Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Phortse (3,950 m), Cho Oyu (8,210 m), etc
  • Stand at the world’s base camp and enjoy the jaw-dropping views of the Himalayas
  • Outstanding view of the Khumbu icefall
  • Enjoy the delicious breakfast at the highest place hotel in the world- Everest View Hotel

Outline Itinerary

  1. Kathmandu- Lukla (Fueling) Flight Time: 45 Minutes Ground Time: 7-10 Minutes
  2. Lukla – Everest Base Camp (Kalapatthar) Flight Time: 25 Minutes Ground Time: 7-10 Minutes
  3. Everest Base Camp (Kalapatthar) – Syangboche Flight Time: 15 Minutes Ground Time: 30 Minutes
  4. Syangboche – Lukla – Kathmandu Flight Time: 1hrs 10 Minutes

Trip Highlights

  • Thrilling helicopter tour to Everest Base camp.
  • Helicopter Land and stop for Breakfast in Everest View Hotel
  • Short Landing in Kalapatter to see Everest and other high mountains and feel the altitude
  • Great views of famous peaks such as Ama Dablam, Lhotse and many more.
  • Stunning landscapes, Icefalls, and glaciers.
  • Beautiful villages and valleys.

One Day Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1: Kathmandu to Kala Patthar via Everest Base Camp (Flight time: 3-4 hours)

5:30 – 6:30 AM: Hotel pick up and drop to the domestic terminal of International Airport, Kathmandu.

Your Everest helicopter tour will start from International Airport, Kathmandu. Early in the morning, we will pick you from the hotel and drive to the airport’s domestic terminal.

6:30 – 7:00 AM: Preparation and processing to take your scheduled helicopter flight to EBC with a landing.

Your guide will assist you with the check-in process and luggage. Make sure to carry your passport and tickets. After checking in, an airport officer will check your documents and ticket, and you will be ready to fly to Lukla.

7:00 – 8:00 AM: Fly to Lukla (2,845 meters)

Once you complete your airport formalities, you will proceed to fly Lukla. As you begin to fly, you will be welcomed by the fantastic vistas of green hills, and passing through Dolakha village reaches Jiri village. Heli ride continues over the Lamjura-La Pass (3,550 m) covered in thick rhododendron forests.

After 45 minutes, you will land at Lukla with magnificent views of the chains of the Himalayas. Lukla lies at 2,820 meters above sea level. Lukla is famous for Lukla airport, which has a small runway in the world.

8: 00 – 8:15 AM: Flight Refueling at Lukla Airport

Once you land at Lukla, you will start witnessing the local Sherpa culture and lifestyle. At the airport, you will see many Sherpa guides and porters waiting for their clients. It will take around 15 minutes to refuel the flight.

8:15 – 8:30 AM: Fly to Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)

After refueling at Lukla airport, you will fly to Kala Patthar. The inflight commentary will tell you exactly where you are, whether it’s the legendary Everest Base Camp or the mighty Khumbu glacier. In the second half of the flight, you will get great views of the mountains such as Everest, Pumori, and Lhotse summit when flying over the Kala Patthar.

8:30 – 8:45 AM: Land and Explore around Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)

This helicopter tour is more than just a flight where you can gawp at the breathtaking landscapes before you. The 3-4 hours Everest Helicopter tour lets you land in the Kalapatthar, where you will indulge in the view of the mighty, majestic peaks of the Khumbu region of Nepal. Fifteen minutes on the ground may not sound like a lot, but it’s far enough to find out splendid views of the scenic mountain beauty.

8:45 – 9:00 AM: Fly to Syangboche (Everest View Hotel) (3,950 meters)

Throughout this mountain flight, you will be accompanied by a guide who will tell you all you need to know about the sites you have a bird’s eye view of as the vibrant colors of a sunrise in paradise merge into one. This short flight is bound to arouse your appetite for another helicopter tour.

After enjoying the magical moments at Kala Patthar, you will fly to the world’s highest situated hotel, Everest View Hotel, for a hearty breakfast. The flight offers marvelous views of Khumbu Glacier, Gorak Shep, monasteries, Chortens, and snow-clad peaks of the Everest region.

9:00 – 9:30 AM: Breakfast Time at Everest View Hotel

Syangboche is well-known for Everest View hotel, famous for getting Mt. Everest’s view from every corner. It is an ideal place to get the mesmerizing scene of snow-capped peaks in luxury. You will have a hearty filling breakfast at Everest view hotel with splendid Everest view.

9:30 – 10:00 AM: Fly to Lukla and Refuel

After having an excellent breakfast in the hotel, you will fly back to the Lukla with the astonishing views of the Himalayas. There is nothing more exciting than a clear bird’s eye view of the Himalayas up close. Once again, the flight will land at Lukla for 15 minutes for refueling and fly back to Kathmandu.

10:00 – 11:00 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu

Finally, before heading back to Kathmandu, you will see the full range of the Everest region landscapes’ diversity as you look down on the Namche Bazaar, Lukla, and Phakding. After this exhilarating flight, you will be taken back to your hotel in comfortable, private transport.

Price Includes

  • Chartered Helicopter
  • All government tax
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Passenger insurance

Price Excludes

  • National park entry permit (NRS. 3,200 per person)
  • Airport tax (NRS. 200)
  • Any meals, accommodation or drinks
What is the passenger's weight limit?

The helicopter capacity during Everest Base Camp Heli Tour is five passengers and one captain. The passenger weight limit from Kathmandu to Lukla is 500 kg. At the same time, the weight limit from Lukla to Kala Patthar/ base camp is 250 kg. So, we have to run two shuttle flights from Lukla by spitting body weight 250 kg on average.

How high can we fly the helicopter around Everest?

The summit of Mt. Everest lies at 8,848 meters above sea level. Several factors limit the ability to fly the helicopter around Everest, such as sub-freezing temperatures, hurricane-force winds, and air pressure. Besides, the air is too thin at such a high altitude, so that most helicopters couldn’t generate enough lift to remain airborne.

So during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter ride, we will fly around 5,000 meters to 5,500 meters high. But please note that the flying height of the helicopter will depend on engine ability too.

How long will we land at Kala Patthar or Base Camp?

The helicopter ride to base camp Everest will be for 3 to 4 hours from Kathmandu. You will get enough time at Kala Patthar or base camp to indulge in the beauty of the Himalayas and take pictures. While you are enjoying the beauty of the Himalayas, the helicopter engine will keep running, so you will have 10 to 20 minutes.

Please note that there is a risk of staying at Kala Patthar for a long time because there is a low oxygen level at such a high altitude, and there is a high chance of altitude sickness. To be on the safe side, we will also carry an oxygen cylinder.

Is it possible to take a Helicopter to the top of Everest?

During the Kathmandu Everest Helicopter tour, it is impossible to take a chopper at an altitude of 8,848 meters. Actually, above Hillary’s step, the thin layer of air wouldn’t let the helicopter push enough air to make the flight. So, the unstable weather conditions and a thin layer of air make the chopper to fly near the summit impossible.

However, Everest Base Camp in Helicopter Tour with landing is an excellent method to see the mighty Mt. Everest is very close enough. And most importantly, this helicopter trip enables you to venture out to the base camp and return to Kathmandu in a day. You will fly over the base camp and reach Kala Patthar. We will enjoy a few moments over there and take a few snaps just for memory.

Are there any hidden charges during the trip?

There are no hidden charges during this helicopter trip. All the payments are disclosed beforehand so that our customers wouldn’t face any kind of difficulties.

How do I book an Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with the company?

Yes, a good question. To book Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with our company is a straightforward and easy process. Open our website and go to our booking page for the Everest Helicopter tour package there you will see the booking option.

For booking, we require your full credentials or a copy of your passport with your weight information. Since a helicopter tour depends on passengers’ total weight, you need to provide your weight details. We need to arrange shuttle trips with proper weight distribution.

Can a solo traveler join a group for the Everest Helicopter Tour?

Yes, you can join a group for this Heli tour. For this, you have to email us with your preferred date and time. After that, we will share the cost details of the EBC Heli tour.

Do you carry oxygen tanks during this Helicopter trip to Everest base camp?

Yes, the helicopter has an oxygen cylinder for an emergency.

Can we take kids on this Kathmandu Everest helicopter tour?

Yes, of course, you can take your kids on this flight without any problem. Since we offer you a luxurious and comfortable Heli tour, it is perfectly suitable for kids and older age.

How professional and experienced are the pilots for this Helicopter ride to base camp Everest?

For this Heli tour, all our guides and pilots are experts and professionals. Most of our pilots have more than decades of experience leading worldwide customers, showing the Himalayas’ wonder with full knowledge in mountains and all.

All our guides are well-trained with medical knowledge. They are well-prepared for an emergency, such as they will immediately call for helicopter services for emergency evacuation.

5 Best Reasons to Choose Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

A helicopter tour is much more thrilling, and it’s no secret: you’ll discover the most beautiful landscapes around the world. What better way to take in the sights on your trip than with a helicopter safari? Get an actual bird’s eye view of hard-to-reach locations, eye-popping geography, and a vast array of wildlife.

It is the best option for those with limited time or not physically capable of the classic Everest Base Camp Trek. For less than $1000, you get the best seat in the world to enjoy the real beauty of mountains in relative solitude. Following are the best five practical reasons why the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour makes complete sense.

1. The Helicopter Tour Takes Only a Few Hours to Complete

Everest Base Camp trek takes between 11 and 14 days to trek round trip to the base camp. So, if you don’t have two weeks to complete the classic EBC trek, you can opt for this helicopter tour with flight landing at the base camp/ Kala Patthar.

The EBC heli tour will take 4 hours from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kala Patthar to Kathmandu, including a half an hour stop at the hotel Everest view. Those hours are enough to satiate you and leave you with a lifetime memory. The short travel time is perfect for people who have many places to visit in a single day.

2. You Get the Best View Possible

If you are having a helicopter ride for the first time, it is going to be like walking and chewing gum at the same time. You will experience the thrill of riding a helicopter along with enjoying marvelous views of Mt. Everest and the surrounding snow-capped Himalayas.

A helicopter with large transparent windows offers you the best view of the Everest, Khumbu Glacier, and Sherpa settlements. You will get enough opportunities to click incredible shots as the helicopter circles around the beautiful mountains.

3. You Get to Escape the Touristy Crowd Trail

Undoubtedly, Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most adventurous trekking packages where you will be part of breathtaking sceneries of the world’s tallest Himalayan ranges. Thousands of tourists flock to the Everest region each year. Truth be told, the world’s obsession with these magical Himalayas is totally justified.

Right from landing at Lukla airport to Everest Base Camp, you have to share the trail with hundreds of other trekkers; the traditional EBC trek route is perennially crowded. When you choose to take a helicopter, you get to escape the crowds as your journey begins and ends in a relatively remote helipad.

4. Helicopter Tour is Suitable for All Age Groups

Everest Base Camp Heli Tour is suitable for all age groups. Since it is a low altitude flight, there is no risk of altitude sickness. The tour is a perfect fit for everybody. Those who are physically unable for the trek or those with kids or old citizens can easily join the group. This helicopter ride is achievable with lesser trouble and exhaustion.

5. The Helicopter Ride is Safe-Choice

We take extreme precautions to ensure the safety of the passengers. There are multiple layers of protection provided to passengers, from a safety briefing to emergency supplies such as an oxygen cylinder onboard. If you follow the safety guidelines, you will have a safe flight. Likewise, our pilots have extensive experience in giving passengers exhilarating helicopter tours in the Himalayas with safe landing and takeoff procedures.

Why Book with the Air Dynasty?

Booking with a local travel and tour expert saves time and money and customizes itineraries based on your preferences. Right from the beginning, we are there for you during and after the trip!

For over two decades, we have created an outstanding Heli service in Nepal for thousands of clients from all over the world. We offer you a hands-on adventure with safety on our fleet of AS 350 Series. Our expert team has extensive and firsthand experience and knowledge of the region and are passionate about what they do. Here are some other excellent reasons why you should book with us:

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We have our “Best Price Promise,” and we have in-house travel specialists to ensure that booking with Air Dynasty provides you with the best value, anywhere around the world!

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Get Best Value and Experience

Our main goal is to get you the best possible vacation value for your bucks. We don’t charge any service fees or booking fees for helicopter tour packages. Benefit from our 20+ years of professional heli service.

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Born and raised in Nepal, we know our place’s secrets and traditions better than anyone else. Heli service is locally owned, locally operated, and staffed by a local specialist. We never offer something that we haven’t experienced ourselves in advance. Our pilots and tour leaders are all handpicked and well- trained. They will be on hand to ensure your trip goes smoothly and provide a consistently high standard of service.

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At Air Dynasty, the health, safety, and wellbeing of our customers is our top priority. In this amid COVID situation, we assure you that we are continuously monitoring this situation and reinforcing our current health and safety procedures.

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From the first conversation, you can count on our tour specialist to create your customized trip. If you can’t see a tour, you want to book, or if you want to change one or do something different, simply call or contact us.

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We want you to have an exclusive and immersive experience, taking you to the hidden gems of Nepal. We will add those extra touches to make things feel all the special. Let us do hard work while you enjoy the Helicopter Tours in Nepal.

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Best time to do Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Climate and weather conditions play an essential role in helicopter tours to Everest Base Camp. The weather around the base camp area is always changing and unpredictable. Different seasons will offer you different experiences during this helicopter tour. The higher area is known for freezing and adverse weather. However, a helicopter tour to base camp and Kala Patthar is doable all the time of the year. The best time for a helicopter flight is described below:

Everest Helicopter flight in Spring Season

In Nepal, Spring falls in March, April, and May. It is an ideal time for a helicopter tour around the EBC area. The weather around the base camp is moderate and favorable. The daytime temperature is warm at around 15°C. Whereas morning and night are chills with -10°C temperatures. The mountain views are quite visible.

However, at the end of the season, the temperatures start to increase, and the weather patterns change. During this season, the view is utterly beautiful; significantly lower hills look amazing with the blooming colorful rhododendron flower.

Everest Helicopter Flight in Summer/Monsoon Season

In Nepal, the monsoon starts from June till early September. In general, it is not considered an excellent time to go for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour because of unstable weather conditions. During this time, Mt. Everest is usually hidden behind the clouds.

During monsoon season, also in the morning, the visual is clear, so the tour is still possible with extra precaution and safety. During this time, the average temperature starts to range from 17°C to 5°C. It is important to note that there is a high chance of flight cancellation due to the poor weather conditions compared to other main seasons.

Everest Helicopter Flight in Autumn Season

The Autumn season is another best time for the Everest helicopter tour in Nepal. This season is another dry season in Nepal. From September to November, the weather conditions are favorable, neither too cold at higher elevations or nor too hot at a lower height.

The temperature is moderate, and the average daytime temperature ranges from 20°C to -10°C during night time. During this season, there is no chance of rainfall. There will be no cloud, fog, so the high Himalayan views are at their best.

Everest Helicopter Flight in Winter Season

The Winter season starts from December to February, and the weather is cold around the base camp area. But it is still possible for helicopter flight. The hills and mountains are fully covered by snow, which makes the views like winter Disneyland.

The Himalayas’ crystal clear views are incredible, but the freezing temperature, the chill wind, and the heavy snowfall are some challenges you might have to face during this season. Despite these challenges, the views of the higher snow-capped mountains will take your breath away! So flight cancellations and delays are quite normal due to the bad weather condition so prepare yourself mentally.

Important Note– If your flight is canceled due to bad weather conditions, either you can reschedule your flight or refund your payment.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost

Taking a helicopter tour in the Everest region is one of the most exciting things to do. Experience scenic and dramatic landscapes only viewed by air. Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour costs USD 1000 per person if you take the group package. In a group, there will be a maximum of 5 people. You can also take the private Everest Base Camp tour; it would cost USD 3650 per person.

You can choose between the private tour and the group tour based on your budget.

Group Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost

If you are a solo traveler and would like to join the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, we have good news! We will find you the best group for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour for you.

If you join the group for the Everest Base Camp Heli ride, the price will range from $1000-$950 per person. This cost will also be applicable if you have your groups paying together for the Everest heli tour.

Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost

Another option is a private trip to the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour, which will cost around $3650 per person. We are currently accepting bookings for private charters. If you are searching for safe options during the COVID-19 situation, this private helicopter tour can be a great pick. You can travel in absolute comfort and maintain social distancing at the same time.

If you join a group, you will be sharing a helicopter so that the costs will be lower than your private tour. But some people find sharing the aircraft with strangers quite awkward and boring. So, we will arrange a personal trip at your convenience. English speaking guide and experienced pilot will accompany on this helicopter tour to Everest.

It can be confusing deciding which options to choose that meet your desires and your budget.

Need help deciding? Give us a call! Our local staff has experienced all of the Everest helicopter tours first hand and are happy to help you choose the right trip for you.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Route

Kathmandu- Lukla – Phakding- Namche Bazaar- Tengboche- Dingboche- Lobuche- Gorakshep- Everest Base Camp- Kala Patthar- Everest View Hotel- Lukla- Kathmandu

The helicopter starts with a short flight from Kathmandu, fly over Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Dolkha, and land at Lukla. After that, it will again fly over Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp, and finally land at Kalapatthar.

You will fly over the same Sherpa settlement and land at Everest View Hotel for a hot breakfast during the return trip. Then you will fly over Namche Bazaar, Lukla airport, and finally, land at Kathmandu domestic airport.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Packing List

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour requires an appropriate dress depending on the season. You also need a down jacket and warm trousers during the warm season to keep yourself warm at the high altitude. Most of the time, the temperature is below the freezing level.

Unlike Everest Base Camp trekking, this helicopter tour won’t need much packing. You just need some good quality clothes to keep you warm at a high altitude. You can refer to the below essential packing list:

  • Down jacket (Windproof and waterproof)
  • Warm trekking boots
  • Inner and outer layer gloves
  • Water bottle
  • 100% UV rays protected sunglasses
  • Scarfs, shawl
  • Warm hat or woolen hat
  • Lip balm
  • Water bottle and snacks
  • Camera with memory card and spare batteries
  • Toiletries

Helicopter Models Used for the Flight

Air Dynasty is Nepal’s top-ranked helicopter service provider. Our fleet of well-maintained helicopters offers safe and reliable aircraft for helicopter tours, helicopter charters, and even search and rescue flights. Our fleet of helicopters is also certified to fly from 16,000 feet to 20,000 feet. We have been operating five AS 350 Series own fleet, which provides safe, reliable, and comfortable services.

For the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour, the helicopter will depend on group size. If you have more pax, you will take a more capacity helicopter for your flight tour.

  1. 9N ANA (AS350B3e)

Model: AS350B3e

  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine type: Arriel 2D
  • Passenger capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 23,000 FT
  1. 9N ALA (AS350B3e)

Model: AS350b3e

  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine Type: Arriel 2D
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 23,000 FT
  1. 9N-AJD (AS 350 FX II)

Model: AS350 FX II

  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine Type: LTS – 101 700D2
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT
  1. 9N-AFQ (AS 350 FX II)

Model: AS350 FX II

  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine Type: LTS – 101 700D2
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT
  1. 9N-AGU (AS350 BA)

Model: AS350 BA

  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine Type: Arriel 1B
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2100 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT

Other Helicopter Service in the Everest Region

Besides our standard Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour packages from Kathmandu, Air Dynasty offers you various helicopter packages in Nepal’s Everest region. At the same time, we are offering you the best helicopter tour prices; we never skimp on experience or features. So, let’s explore some other helicopter packages in the Everest region.

1. Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

Experience many of the most beautiful trekking regions of Nepal from the air. A scenic flight is fantastic, but it also might be relaxing. Also, Lukla’s helicopter flight gets less canceled compared to a regular domestic flight to Lukla. If you have limited time for trekking, you can opt for Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight as it makes sure to maintain your travel schedule and helps to complete the trek as you planned.

Well, the duration of the helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is 50 minutes. But sometimes it might take one hour. A helicopter accommodates up to 5 people or up to 500 kg to Lukla. If you are a solo traveler, we will help you find a group that will share the cost.

2. Helicopter flight from EBC to Lukla

EBC trek and fly back by helicopter is a perfect combination of trekking experience and a pleasant, luxurious helicopter ride in the Everest region. Trekkers who are dreaming of visiting a base camp of the world’s tallest peak but not enough time to hike, this is a great deal.

We offer you to be in Everest Base Camp in a short time and make your dream come true. Also, the people who don’t want to repeat the same trekking route can prefer this option.

After having priceless moments around the base camp and Kala Patthar, you will return to Gorak Shep for the excellent heli ride to Lukla. In this short flight, you will get a flashback of your EBC trek from aerial view. The EBC trek with heli tour to Lukla offers an appealing experience for all mountain lovers.

Helicopter flight from EBC to Lula and vice versa will take around 20 minutes. You can enjoy the fantastic overhead view of several mountains, beautiful lakes, glaciers, green hills, and a small beautiful Sherpa settlement during this flight.

3. Helicopter flight from Lukla to Kala Patthar

No wonder Kala Patthar is one of the best vantage points of the Everest region. We offer Lukla to Kala Patthar or vice versa helicopter flight landing tour. The helicopter will land for 15-20 minutes at Kala Patthar. You will get enchanting views of mighty snow-capped peaks, including Mt. Everest itself.

The duration of the helicopter flight from Lukla to Kala Patthar is approximately 15- 20 minutes. During this short heli ride, you will get a mesmerizing bird’s eye view that you have most likely never seen before!

4. Helicopter flight from EBC to Kathmandu

You can save your precious time in Nepal by taking a flight on a helicopter to Kathmandu from EBC. Trekking in such a remote area at such a high altitude place is an adventure and challenging. So after having a fantastic trek, you can choose a helicopter flight from EBC to Kathmandu.

During this mountain flight, you will witness many tallest snow-capped peaks, and your eye is instantly drawn to so many beautiful things. If you don’t know what a nearly 8,000 meters high mountain looked like from above, then you should do this!

5. Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Gorak Shep and Vice Versa

If you are looking to endure both the trekking and an incredible mountain flight, then a helicopter ride back to Lukla from Gorakshep is also a good option. During the EBC trek, it is an attractive option to escape the entire same trekking route.

If you have a short time in Nepal, you can handpick a helicopter flight from Gorak Shep to Lukla. It will be on time and cost wise also it is reasonable. So, you can save time, and at the same time, you will get the experience of aerial Himalayan views by helicopter ride.

The distance between Kathmandu and Gorakshep is around 151 kilometers, and it will take approximately 65 minutes to be there. Also, on this flight, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the surrounding Himalayas, beautiful green hills, and charming settlements of Sherpa people.

6. Helicopter flight from Pheriche to EBC

You have hiked for several days from Lukla to Pheriche and want to visit EBC by helicopter; then this mountain flight is a good fit. The flight will take you to the base camp of Mt. Everest in approximately 10 minutes.

Experience an unforgettable Everest Helicopter flight in the middle of the mighty mountain Everest. A helicopter flight to the base of the world’s tallest mountain is a once in a lifetime experience. Flying above beautiful sceneries and enjoying remote locations will blow your mind.

7. Helicopter flight from Pheriche to Kathmandu and Vice Versa

If you are in Pheriche and don’t want to trek back to Lukla and then fly to Kathmandu, then you can opt for a direct flight from Pheriche to Kathmandu on an Air Dynasty helicopter. This incredible flight takes about an hour if there are no stops in the middle.

On the other hand, you could also take a helicopter ride to Pheriche and start your trek to the EBC. You will enjoy the lovely view of beautiful settlements like Namche, Lobuche, Dingboche, and Tengboche.

8. Helicopter flight from Tengboche to EBC

Helicopter flight from Tengboche to EBC offers breathtaking helicopter sightseeing throughout the Everest region. The helicopter ride also helps you to skip the trek from Tengboche to EBC.

This 12-15 minutes aerial tour provides a thrill and adrenaline rush. You will enjoy the remarkable views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Thamserku, and other surrounding peaks.

9. Helicopter flight from Tengboche to Lukla or Kathmandu

This flight would be the right choice for those trekkers who want to get back to Kathmandu in a helicopter after completing their short trek to Tengboche.

Soak in the breathtaking views as you explore the untouched villages, pristine wilderness, and snow-clad mountains. During 12 minutes of flight, you will be stunned by the birds-eye view of panoramic Himalayan ranges.

10. Helicopter flight from Dingboche to Kathmandu

If you are already in Dingboche and suddenly feel less energy and cannot trek further, you can opt for Dingboche to Kathmandu helicopter flight. We offer you the pickup and drop off service from Dingboche to Kathmandu.

It takes about one hour to reach Kathmandu from Dingboche. This heli-trip is available throughout the year. Soar high above the Everest region’s snow-capped peaks on this guided helicopter flight from Dingboche to Kathmandu that reveals an astounding mountain view.

11. Helicopter flight from Lobuche to Kathmandu

This helicopter pickup and drop off service is available every month of the year. We also operate helicopter flights even from Kathmandu to Lobuche so that you can start your EBC trek from here.

You can capture a panoramic view of different mountain ranges during this mountain flight, including Mt. Everest. While flying from Lobuche to Kathmandu, you will get an easy and comfortable ride and a pristine Himalayan view.

12. Helicopter flight from Gokyo to Kathmandu and Vice Versa

During a helicopter flight from Gokyo to Kathmandu or vice versa, you will have a wonderful moment seeing aerial shots! Magical views of the snow-clad mountains, lustrous green hills, tranquil villages, and dreamy Gokyo lakes.

Take a Gokyo to Kathmandu Helicopter ride to explore the prime locations such as the Himalaya Ngozumpa Glacier’s largest glacier. The view of the series of beautiful and remote Gokyo lakes and Gokyo Valley from above will stun you!

Essential Safety Measures for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Air dynasty has implemented various safety measures to ensure safe travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines are as follows:

  • Passengers need to wear masks and face shields. The pilot will also have to wear sanitary gloves.
  • All passengers will undergo touchless thermal screenings.
  • Hand Sanitizers are available to travelers and staff.
  • Social distancing will be enforced throughout the tour.

Apart from COVID-19 safety concerns, here are other safety measures you need to follow during the tour:

  • While onboard, wear your seat belt.
  • Don’t stand or switch seats on a flight.
  • Do not throw anything from the window.
  • Smoking and drinking are not allowed during the flight.
  • Do not rush while getting inside or outside the helicopter.
  • You should carefully listen to the instruction of the operator.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy

Without any doubt, traveling is full of uncertainties, and the best of plans change. So, it’s imperative to find the back up against the wall, which you will be later thankful for.

Below some cancellation policies are listed:

  • If you cancel 24 hours before your scheduled departure, then you will get a 100 percent refund.
  • If you reschedule 24 hours before takeoff, you can do it without any payments.
  • If a flight is canceled due to weather, you will have two options; get your money back or rescheduled on the same tour at a time and day that fits your itinerary.

Major Attractions of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Kala Patthar (5,545 meters)

Kala Patthar means “black rock” in the local Nepali language. It lies on the southern ridge of Mt. Pumori and just above the Gorakshep. It is one of the best vantage points in the Khumbu region, from where you will behold Mount Everest in the closest distance.

It stands at 5,600 meters from sea level. Many trekkers stay at Grokashep before and after the base camp visit. The view from here is awe-inspiring, including the ultimate view of the Everest summit and many surrounding mountains like Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, Changtse, and Lhotse. Indeed it is one of the most outstanding panoramas that you will ever experience!

Everest Base Camp (5,600 meters)

Everest Base Camp in the Everest region is an absolute gem, and it’s just as spectacular from above. This base camp of the world’s tallest peak stands at 5,364 meters above sea level, and watching the sunrise from up here will change your life!

Every year, Everest Base Camp is the ultimate destination for thousands of trekkers. The trekkers have to trek for 12-13 days dealing with altitude and weather to reach here, which is an adventure in itself. A helicopter tour is the best alternative way to get to base camp, which takes around 3 hours. The base camp also rewards you with the astounding view of snow-capped peaks like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Khumbu glacier.

Everest View Hotel (3,880 meters)

Everest View Hotel is one of the highest placed luxurious hotels globally at 3,962 meters above sea level. It lies close to the village of Namche in the Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal. You will get a view of the world’s most famous mountain surrounding the hotel. Besides the fantastic mountain views, you will get excellent service, delicious food, and great hospitality, which will make your trip more exciting and pleasurable. This short helicopter tour will provide you with a more in-depth insight into the Sherpa culture and tradition.

Lukla Airport (2,860 meters)

Lukla is a beautiful small Sherpa town that is quite popular as the starting point of the adventurous EBC trek. Furthermore, it is also famous for an extreme airport, the Tenzing Hillary Airport. There are regular flights between Kathmandu and Lukla during daylight hours, usually morning.

Lukla airport is one of the highest airports in the world. Besides, the challenging weather, surrounding terrain, and the short, sloppy, and uneven runway make it one of the world’s most demanding landings. It is widely considered one of the most extreme and dangerous airports in the world.

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