Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing

Good to Know
  • Duration 1 Day
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Nepal

What To Expect

  • Scenic Helicopter ride over the panoramic White Mountains and peaks series
  • See the World’s tallest mountain i.e. Mt. Everest very closely
  • The aerial views of other mountains over 8000 meters like AmaDablam, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjungha,etc
  • The breathtaking view of Khumbu glaciers and Valley
  • Green alpine forest including rhododendron and pine trees
  • A glimpse of Sherpa people and their major highland
  • Landing at the most popular Kalapatthar viewpoint
  • Stand in front of the Mt. Everest ranges and capture the photos
  • Lands at Lukla, Kalapatthar Hill, and Everest View Hotel
  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast in front of the magnificent Himalayan panoramas at Everest View Hotel
  • Everest base camp Helicopter Tour cost guarantee
  • 100% refundable helicopter cost if the trip is canceled
  • Get the exclusive experience of more than 12 days of Everest base camp trek
  • Easy and secure online booking system
  • Everest base camp Helicopter flight landing tour - 1-day tour
  • Trip Grade: Easiest and Luxurious
  • Trip Elevation: 5644.5 meters (Kalapatthar) & 3962 meters (Everest View Hotel)
  • Minimum Passenger: One excluding a pilot
  • Maximum Passenger: Five excluding a pilot

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour 2022/2023

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing at Kala Patthar is the most enchanting and luxurious trip all over the world. It offers close-up views of the world’s tallest mountain i.e. Mt. Everest, and other notorious mountains over 8000 meters like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc.

This tour takes you into a mountainous heaven world over Khumbu glaciers and makes your journey memorable throughout a lifetime.

A Helicopter ride to Everest base camp trip is the perfect alternative to 12 days Everest base camp trek package within a single itinerary. It is a day trip that takes 4 to 5 hours to complete the entire visit.

This Everest base camp Helicopter flight landing tour is ideal for those who want to discover Mt. Everest, but do not have enough time to trek. It is suitable for other mountain lovers as well.

This trip package is very admirable that makes your dream come true. Every moment from the trip starting to the ending points of the Helicopter flight from Kathmandu over the breathtaking Everest Himalayas is extremely phenomenal. Money is nothing in front of such a fantastic Himalayan paradise in the Everest region.

A Helicopter trip to Everest base camp is possible every day throughout the year. But October and November are the very best months for hovering over the world’s tallest mountain and observing it from the bird’s eye view. The weather remains stable and the sky remains crystal clear during these two months. So, you can see the mountain panoramas vividly and perfectly.

However, it would be better to be prepared early if some unpredictable weather issues happen.

In a nutshell, Heli landing at Kala Patthar Camp with Breakfast at the Everest View Hotel is a highly recommended trip package. This trip saves your valuable time. It exhibits the most enchanting beauty of the Everest region including Mt. Everest from the blue sky within a day.

This trip avoids the risks of high altitude and remoteness sickness. It is the proper alternative to the EBC trek with children. So, the Everest Helicopter tour is suitable for families with kids, differently-abled, and poor-health people


Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight from Kathmandu Tour

The Everest base camp Helicopter flight landing tour always starts in the early morning. Our guide will pick you up at almost 5:30 am from the hotel and take you to the Airport because the mountain scenes are crystal clear during the sunrise period.

After reaching Airport, you will see rows of travelers waiting in the queue for getting boarding passes. After receiving the boarding pass, you will be transferred to the waiting room. Once the pilot gets permission for riding just after observing the weather condition, your tour to Everest base camp embarks on.

The Helicopter flight from Kathmandu towards Nagarkot in the beginning. It enters the Everest region through the Jiri and stops at Lukla airstrip for fueling purposes where you can see a glimpse of the Sherpa people for the first time. Both Jiri and Lukla are the gateways to the Everest Base Camp Trekking zones.

Then the Helicopter rides continue over the Khumbu glaciers and the verdant hills. It displays the aerial views of Sherpa inhabitants, picturesque valleys, glaciated lakes, the green forest, and the passes marked with chortens and colorful prayer flags. Most importantly, you can uncover the natural beauty of Mt. Everest massifs and other towering snowcapped peaks.

Finally, it takes off on the Kalapatthar summit at an altitude of 5644.5 meters above sea level. This is the only vantage point in the Everest region to explore Mt. Everest very closely and clearly.

Now, you will find yourself just in front of the World’s highest mountain where every traveler wants to go. Then you can take a selfie before the Mt. Everest massifs and other pristine Himalayas. After 10-15 minutes, a Helicopter will take up.

After capturing some photos, the plane leaves Kala Patthar Hill and takes you to another best viewpoint of the Everest region i.e. Everest View Hotel. It is a popular hotel where you can have a delicious breakfast and enjoy the surrounding Himalayan giants together.

You can also take your photographs with those snow-capped peaks. The special feature of Everest View Hotel is that it displays the mountain vistas and Khumbu glaciers from every corner of its physical structure.

Along with such outstanding aerial views of the Everest region, you will get an opportunity to know the Sherpas and their cultures. You can see the Tengboche monastery as well from the Helicopter. It is the largest Tibetan monastery in the Everest region.

After spending an hour there, you fly back to Lukla for a while to refill the fuel and directly to Kathmandu airport over the stunning mountains. The plane retraces the previous airways. All the way, you enjoy the views of the Himalayan ranges through the window.

Everest base camp Helicopter flight landing tour with Rising Adventure assures the price guarantee at first. We fulfill the requirements of our valued customers during the trip. We provide a window seat for everyone to see the dazzling mountain views easily. For more information, you can contact us at any time.

Instruction to follow during Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Tightly fasten your seat belt in a Helicopter
  • Do not stand and change your seat during your flight
  • Do not throw out anything from the window of a Helicopter
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited during your flight
  • Follow every flight instruction
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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour itinerary is almost three to four hours. It is an alternative activity to the Everest Base Camp Trek. You can see the astonishing Mt. Everest view from Kalapatthar. 

Please, go through the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour detail itinerary.


  • Maximum Altitude1300 meters

Pick up from the Hotel and drop the Domestic Airport (20 minutes/1,338 meters)

Early in the morning at almost 5:30 am, one of our staff will pick you up from the hotel where you have stayed and leave you at the Domestic airport terminal by private vehicle.

Stay in a queue and wait for your turn (30 minutes/1,338 meters )

One of our representatives will be there by the stand for assisting you with the checking-in process. After checking your passport and luggage details, you will get a boarding pass, and be allowed to stay in the waiting room for

Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu (45 minutes/2,845 meters)

After getting the boarding pass and completing the formalities, you are now ready to have a flight to Lukla. Then the flight takes up. It takes almost 50 minutes to reach Lukla. It flies over the green hills in the beginning. It passes Dolakha and Jiri villages. Jiri is the traditional Everest base camp trek gateway. Lamjura La Pass is also located there.

Finally, the Heli rides take off at Lukla in front of beautiful mountain vistas.

Lands at Lukla Airport for fueling (15 minutes/2,845 meters)

To be cleared, the flight lands at Lukla airport for fueling purposes. So, it will stay there only for 10 to 15 minutes. You can see many Sherpas waiting for their clients at the airport. Besides, you can spend your time watching out the surrounding mountain scenery.

Lukla to Kala Patthar Flight (15 minutes/5,644.5 meters)

Now, the flight is ready to take up. It goes towards your final destination, i.e Kala Patthar, but our inflight commentary shows you the Everest base camp location as well while hovering. You can explore the mountain views from the window. Then it directly lands at Kala Patthar in front of the world’s tallest mountain.

Lukla to Kala Pathhar Flight (15 minutes/5,644.5 meters)

Finally, your dream comes true. Now, you are in the mountainous universe including the world’s highest mountain. It would be an unforgettable memory throughout your lifetime. You can uncover the mighty Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, Pisang Peak, and other neighboring peaks. You have approximately 15 minutes to spend there on Kala Patthar Peak. After clicking some photos with such pristine views, the Helicopter will take up.

Fly to Everest View Hotel at Syangboche (15 minutes/3,950 meters)

The Everest base camp Helicopter tour with landing at Kalapatthar takes up from its summit and takes off to Sayangboche at the Everest View Hotel. This hotel is situated at the world’s highest elevation i.e. 3962 meters. During flying, you can see the aerial views of the sunrise over the mountains, green hills, Sherpa highland, Khumbu Icefalls, Gorak Shep, chortens, monasteries, and the marvelous Himalayas.

Delicious Breakfast at Everest View Hotel (30 minutes/ 3,950 meters)

Having a tasty breakfast at Everest View Hotel in front of the magnificent mountain views is an awesome activity. This hotel offers the entire Everest panoramas and other peaks from every corner.

Fly back to Lukla for refueling (15 minutes/ 2,845 meters)

After spending half an hour at Everest View Hotel in Syangboche, the Helicopter rides towards Lukla and takes off there again for refueling. And you get again another chance to stay out at Lukla and enjoy the surrounding panoramas.

Lukla to Kathmandu flight back (45 minutes/ 1,338 meters)

The helicopter flights again over the Everest ranges. Along with the mountain vistas, you can explore the Lukla, Namche, and Phakding villages. Then, the Helicopter leaves you at the domestic airport in Kathmandu by retracing the previous airways. After reaching there, you will be transferred to the hotel by our staff.

Not satisfied with this regular itinerary?

Are you interested in planning a custom trip? Feel free to contact us.

Cost Includes
  • Airport picks up and drops by private vehicle
  • Everest base camp Helicopter tour cost from Kathmandu to Kalapatthar to Kathmandu
  • Emergency oxygen and other needed first-aid medical things during the flight
  • Down Jacket if required (should be returned after the trip)
  • Airport boarding pass
  • All government taxes
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast (almost USD 26++) at Everest View Hotel
  • Sagarmatha National park and Local Community fees (RS 5500 Nepali rupees)
  • All kinds of foods and drinks
Things to Know

Preparation and clothing for Everest Helicopter Tour

The sun remains shining usually during the Helicopter tour to Everest base camp. But, sometimes, the sky may be covered with clouds, and the weather turns cold.

Besides, it is the Everest base camp Helicopter tour with landing at Kalapathar at 5644.5 meters above sea level which will be definitely freezing. Therefore, do follow the preparation and clothing lists:

  • Windproof down jacket
  • Shoes with warm socks
  • Sun glass and sun hat
  • Sunscreen or sun lotion
  • Water Bottle
  • Tissue Papers
  • Camera and mobile (based on your preferences)
  • Original Passport (for getting a boarding pass)


Why to land the Helicopter on Kalapatthar instead of the Everest base camp?

This is a noticeable query. So, to make it clear Mt. Everest cannot be seen from its base camp due to its physical structure. And Mt. Nuptse has blocked Mt. Everest. So, this Helicopter landing tour at Kalapatthar displays proper closer vistas of Mt. Everest

Mt. Lhotse, Mt, Nuptse, Mt. Pumoru, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Ama Dablam, Pisang Peak, and other Khumbu glaciers are also be seen closely from Kala Patthar.

But the helicopter can be taken off at the Everest base camp on request only. A helicopter ride to the top of Mt. Everest is also possible, but we do not operate it. Didier Delsalle is the one and only person who landed a helicopter on the Everest summit in 2005 for three minutes and fifty seconds. He is considered the greatest fighter pilot.

Why Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight landing tour book with Rising Adventure?

As we know, there are lots of trekking companies operating the Everest base camp Helicopter tour with landing at Kalaptthar. But Rising Adventure has its own distinct features. We offer multiple options, not for this Heli rides to Everest base camp only, but also for each and every trip package that we organize.

Our primary priority goes to the safety and satisfaction of our valued customers. We respect your hard-earned money. So, we always provide the best quality service.

Please, read the following true features of Rising Adventure and make a decision on whether to book with us.

  • 100% Price refundable
  • Competitive cost with a guarantee
  • Easy Booking and Reservation
  • Quality and flexible service with clarity and briefing
  • Quick email response
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • 24/7 management experts available
  • Experienced and authentic licensed Helicopter Team
  • Multiple Communication Facilities like (+9779841645135) WhatsApp, Viber, Phone Calls, and email ([email protected])
  • The instant response to frequent questions through WhatsApp, Viber, and Phone Calls
  • Secured payment with multiple options like online payment, bank transfer, cash on hand, and others

Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight landing tour booking Information

  1. +9779841645135 is our office WhatsApp/ Viber number. We are available at any time.
  2. [email protected] Or r[email protected] is our email address. You can email us at any time for booking your Everest base camp Heli tour.

Please, feel free to contact us for more information. We are available 24/7 hour. We also provide free information regarding Helicopter rides to Mt. Everest base camp costs and trip details.

What does Everest base camp Helicopter tour activity include?

Heli tour to Everest base camp lands at Kalapatthar 10-15 minutes for watching Mt. Everest and other neighboring peaks of the Everest region and clicking some photos. Then, the Helicopter rides towards the Everest view hotel, lands over there, and stops for having breakfast in front of the Himalayan giants.

How safe is the Everest base camp Helicopter tour?

Safety and security is the basic concern of Rising Adventure. Our execution system follows every flight instruction. Our Helicopter won’t fly if there is any technical issue or bad weather.

We operate the trip only after ensuring everything related to the Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Therefore, we assure 100% safety during the EBC Heli tour.

Everest base camp Helicopter flight from Kathmandu package cost

The Helicopter tour cost of the Everest base camp depends on a private and sharing basis. And four to five people can share a helicopter ride to Everest.

Please, check the following pricing details:

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost for Group

This package is preferable for a traveler who does not have a travel partner. The cost would be cheaper as well while joining the groups. It costs almost USD 950 per person if you prefer to join a Helicopter sharing trip. Normally, 4-5 members are required to fill the seat.

However, the cost remains the same whether you are 4 or 5.

You do not need to be worried because we will provide you with the window seat at the best price.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost for private group

This is an excellent choice. You can hire a private Helicopter and enjoy your privacy while hovering over Mt. Everest and other Khumbu glaciers. It costs USD 3700 in total for chattering a Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Kalapatthar Summit and returning to Kathmandu.

One more thing is that, if you are 4-5 travelers, you can chatter with the private helicopter in that case as well.

    Our Everest regions Helicopter Tour Services

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Katmandu

    Some travelers prefer to have a Helicopter ride to Lukla over the majestic Everest Himalayan zones which is a bit cheaper compared to the Heli tour to EBC with landing at Kalapatthar. This trip also takes you through the beautiful and scenic mountain airways to Lukla and returns to Kathmandu.

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight back to Lukla or Kathmandu from Gorakshep (Everest Base Camp)

    Everest base camp trek and return by Helicopter is a popular package that provides two different experiences within a single itinerary. They are trekking and Helicopter riding over the world’s highest mountain.

    A traveler joins the EBC trek and comes back on a Helicopter from the place called Gorakshep. It is the last tea-house place on the Everest base camp trekking route.

    This is like a pick-up service from Gorakshep. You can do a Helicopter ride either to Lukla or Kathmandu. We provide both services.

    Dingboche To Lukla/Kathmandu Helicopter Flight

    This is also like a pick-up service. A traveler goes for an EBC trek, returns to Dingboche, and hires a Helicopter to Lukla or Kathmandu. Most travelers who are suffering from high altitude sickness want to join this service. And we are always ready to serve this trip with sincerity and commitment.

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter flights from Namche to Lukla or Kathmandu

    Some travelers want to get the experience of trekking and help to ride over the Himalayas within a single itinerary. Namche Bazaar is a beautiful town and a major Sherpa highlands of the Everest region. A helicopter flight from Namche to Lukla is a stunning and cheaper activity compared to other destinations. However, we provide service from Namche Bazaar to Lukla or Kathmandu as per the requirements of our valued customers.

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter flights from Gokyo Ri to Lukla or Kathmandu

    Gokyo Ris is the best vantage point for looking at gorgeous sunrise views over the marvelous Himalayas. Trekking to Gokyo Ri and coming back by Helicopter to Lukla or Kathmandu is a superb combined trip.

    You can experience the Everest base camp trek and the Everest base camp Heli tour within a single itinerary. We provide this service at a reasonable cost. It takes almost an hour to reach Kathmandu from Gokyo Ri.

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing FAQs
    • You can book the Everest base camp Helicopter tour with us. You can contact us on WhatsApp/ Viber (+9779841645135) or email us at [email protected]

    • The Helicopter ride to Everest base camp is possible throughout the year. But June to September and October to May are considered as the seasons. The weather remains stable during these months and the views are crystal clear. There would not be any chance of happening bad weather and trip cancellation.

    • The Helicopter flying back to Kathmandu takes off twice time in Lukla for fueling. It lands for once in Kalapatthar and Everest View Hotel for the purpose of watching mountain views and having breakfast respectively.

    • It takes almost 5 hours from Kathmandu to Kathmandu including landing, visiting, and enjoying breakfast times altogether.

    • No, there are no age limits to the Everest base camp tour. It is a luxurious trip from Kathmandu to Kalapatthar. So, everyone from children to old-aged travelers can join the Everest base camp Helicopter tour with a landing at Kalapatthar.

    • There is no hidden charge for the Everest base camp Helicopter tour, organized by Rising Adventure. We will provide you with the cost includes and excludes chart as well.

      But you need to pay for Sagarmatha National Park fees (USD 30) and Breakfast (USD 26++) at Everest View Hotel.

    • If the travelers are 5 in number, one must seat in the middle. But from Pheriche, the Helicopter needs to shuttle two times with 3 pax and 2 pax. So, everyone can get the window seat. From Kathmandu to Lukla, you can share the seat turn by turn.

    • Helicopter shuttle rules for Everest base camp Helicopter tour can be applied if there are 5 pax. But you can have a flight together till to Pheriche. From there, a Helicopter must shuttle two times for managing the risks of high altitude.

    • A Helicopter cannot land at Kalapatthar for long time because of the risks of high-altitude sickness. But if you want to stay longer hours, you should take the risk yourself and it must be a private flight tour.

    • The cost will be refunded 100% in case of trip cancellation. But we will charge for your pick-up and drop service to Airport by private vehicle.

    • Yes, an oxygen cylinder will be provided in the Helicopter in case of emergency. But, to be sure, the Everest base camp Helicopter tour is an easy trail. So, you may not need oxygen. Do not be worried, you will get oxygen if it is needed.

    • In case of bad weather, your Helicopter flights from Kathmandu to Everest base camp will be canceled for that day. If you want, you can postpone the trip. Otherwise, your money will be refundable 100%.

    • All the Helicopter pilots are authentic licensed holders and trained enough. They are well experienced in flying over the high-elevation area of Nepal. So, travelers do not need to be worried about this section. If you want, you may take our guide too, but it should be a private tour.

    • The Helicopter lands at Kalapatthar for almost 10 to 15 minutes. Due to the risks of high-altitude sickness, Helicopters cannot be stopped for long hours.

    • The Everest base camp Helicopter flight landing tour takes almost four to five hours to finish the entire tour from Kathmandu to Kalapatthar and fly back to Kathmandu from Kalapatthar.

    • The highest altitude of the Heli rides to the base camp of Mt. Everest is 5644.5 meters above sea level. It is the elevation of the Kala Patthar Summit.

    • Yes, you can join a group for the Helicopter tour to EBC Kalapatthar. The cost would be cheaper if you join the Helicopter sharing group. Everyday flight is possible. So, just make a call, WhatsApp, or email us. We are available at any time

    • Yes, you can take a helicopter to Everest base camp. But we strongly suggest you land a helicopter at Kalapatthar because Mt. Everest cannot be seen from its base camp, but it is seen closely and clearly from Kalapathhar peak.


    • Everest base camp Helicopter flights and landing tours can weigh up to 500 kg. Normally, 5 people may acquire this weight. So, a helicopter can carry 5 people from Kathmandu to the Everest region. But it lands at Pheriche for the shuttle. If there are only 3 pax, a Helicopter flight directly to Kalapatthar or Everest base camp without shuttling. Because we have to control the weight limits in the high altitude sites.


      Number of TravelersAverage Total Weights
      1 pax80 kg per person
      2 paxUp to 160 kg for 2 pax
      3 paxUp to 250 kg for 3 pax
      4 paxUp to 380 kg for 4 pax
      5 paxUp to 500 pax
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      Incredible trip up to the Everest base camp and fly back to Kathmandu by Helicopter

      David, United StatesTrip Date: September 27, 2022

      This was an incredible adventure. Mr. Thapa helped us every step of the way. In addition, our guide was excellent. He was friendly, experienced, and accommodated. Every evening, he provided us the fresh fruits. From airport pick-up to drop-off, Mr. Thapa kept in touch with me every day. I really liked his service. Obviously, Rising Adventure is recommendable.

      Thank you