Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing

Good to Know
  • Duration 1 Day
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start at Kathmandu
  • End at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 5644.5 m
  • Max. Group Size 5
  • Nature of Trip Mt. Everest Tour
  • Best Month April, March, May, Sept, Oct, Nov

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 rhododendrons and pine trees and the animals of Sagarmatha National Park
  • A glimpse of Sherpa people and their major highlands
  • The Canyons and the Valleys
  • 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
  • Aerial vistas from heavenly central Nepal to eastern Nepal 
  • 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

Helicopter Landing at Kalapatthar Cost: USD 1750 per person (must be 2 pax)

Helicopter overfly tour cost: USD 1290 per person

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour 2023/2024

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, Mt. Cho You, Nuptse, etc.

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.

Helicopter Excursion to Everest Base Camp

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Day Tour offers the unique mountain beauty of the Everest region. This tour takes you into a mountainous heaven world over Khumbu glaciers and makes your journey memorable throughout a lifetime. A helicopter tour can be operated at any time throughout the year as all the travelers of the Universe love to join this scenic mountain flight while in Nepal. But the spring and autumn seasons are the best times to do this activity because of the gentle temperature, clear sky, and elegant outlook. As a result, the mountain views, alpine Khumbu landscape, and lush forest look very amazing from the Helicopter. The Lukla airport, Everest View Hotel, and other Sherpa highlands are the added sightseeing features of the tour to EBC.

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 and makes your dream come true. Every moment from the trip starting to the ending points of the Helicopter flight 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

Mt. Everest Views

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 flights from the capital city of Nepal 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. The Helicopter shuttles for two times in Pheriche if there are more than three travelers in a Helicopter. Then the Helicopter flies directly over the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. It hovers there for some time and you can see the gorgeous views of Mt. Everest and other mountains very closely and clearly.

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 the domestic airport in Kathmandu 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

EBC Helicopter flight Routes

  • Takes up from Kathmandu to Hillary Airport, Lukla over the villages of Bhaktapur and Nagarkot
  • Lands at Lukla Airport for fueling and flights to Kala Patthar Peak over the Everest Base Camp

Lukla Airport

  • Takes off at Kalapatthar Peak, enjoys the Mountain views, and flies towards the Everest View Hotel
  • Lands at Everest View Hotel and enjoys breakfast in front of the pleasant Mt. Everest and flights back to Lukla
  • Stops at Lukla Airport for refueling and rides back over the gorgeous mountains
  • Takes off at the domestic airport in Kathmandu

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.

Unlike the 90s, these days, there has been the modernization of all the gears, weather forecasting systems, communication with travelers, and rescue facilities have improved a lot. However, there will be a lack of oxygen, but we have an oxygen tank in the Helicopter which you will adapt instantly if something happens. Otherwise, you are perfect. But overlooking all the difficulty, it is a lifetime experience, and it will change your life forever so, please enjoy the fun and tremendous thrill of the tour, if you are a nature and mountain lover. No worry one of any age can go to the Everest base camp helicopter.

The safety of the helicopter tour of Everest base camp depends upon many factors from the pilot, and helipad to the weather. The helipad at the Lukla is reliable and quite safe. However, the helicopter does not land at the base camp of Mount Everest as the base camp does not have a proper Helipad, due to the movement of glaciers every season of the year. In precise it is not safe and the base camp does not offer views of Mt. Everest as well due to the obstruction by other peaks. So, it will be landed at a grand viewpoint, Kalapatthar where one can enjoy the closest views of Mt. Everest at a mere distance. As we have mentioned the safety of the helicopter depends upon the Pilot as well and each and every pilot of Rising Adventure is experienced and knows the trail better and provides great service. So, one can feel safer and rely on them while traveling with them.

We operate the trip only after ensuring everything related to the Helicopter flight to Lukla. However, sometimes, the sudden weather changes, but our experienced pilots manage this situation very consciously as they are well trained, completed lots of rescue missions, and are used to this service as well as know the route very well. Therefore, we assure 100% safety and comfort during the EBC Heli tour with us.

More importantly, it is better to join the Helicopter excursion in the morning than on the second flight. From the point of view of safety, the weather is clearer in the morning and there is the rare chance of a first flight delay or postponement. In case of cancellation, your amount will be refunded fully.

Note: Spending more than technically allocated time may increase the risk of getting altitude sickness, so you will have a short period of spending time on top of the Kalapatthar. However, our Helicopter is there stand by, therefore, you do not need to be too conscious regarding any health issue.

What does Everest base camp Helicopter tour activity include?

The Everest base camp helicopter day tour is considered to be one of the most classic and easiest ways to reach the base of the world's tallest mountain i.e. Mt Everest. The fascinating tour not only lets you feel the freedom of the Himalayas and breathtaking landscapes but also rewards the closest view of Everest and the surrounding Himalayas of Nepal.

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 and lands over there for breakfast in front of the Himalayan giants.

The list of mountains that can be seen during the Everest base camp Helicopter tour

Mount Everest

The highlight of the Helicopter excursion to Everest base camp is the Ariel view of the world's tallest mountain Mount Everest. This is located at an elevation of 8,848 meters above sea level. To witness Mount Everest is the dream of many travelers at least once in a lifetime. You can capture a clear view of Everest from Kala Patthar which is at an altitude of 5565m.

Mount Lhotse

Besides Everest, you will also be able to witness the fourth highest mountain in the world, Lhotse at 8,516 meters, following Mount Everest, K2, and Kanchenjunga respectively. The main summit is on the border between the Khumbu region of Nepal and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It lies just south of Mount Everest, to which it is connected by a ridge at an elevation of about 25,000 feet. It is sometimes considered part of the Everest massif. Keeping Everest to the north, you will witness Nuptse to the south during the flight. Lhotse has three stages among three summits, the highest of Lhotse I is at an altitude of 27,940 feet (8,516 meters) above sea level.

Mt. Pumori

During your Helicopter journey toward Kala Patthar, you will witness another gorgeous snow-covered mountain, named Pumori. The striking peak is located just eight kilometers west of Mount Everest. In the Sherpa language, the word Pumori refers to "the Mountain Daughter". Similarly, the mountain was named by George Mallory. In the Sherpa language the "Pumo" means young girl or daughter and "Ri" means mountain in the Sherpa language. Thus, the Pumori means the mountain daughter.


The famous Everest base camp helicopter tour allows you to have an Ariel view of Shishapangma. Shishapangma commonly known as Gosainthān, is the 14th-highest mountain in the world. Shishapangma is at an elevation of 8,027 meters above sea level.

Mount Nuptse

Standing next World's tallest Mount Everest, Nuptse is another spectacular mountain that is located in the Khumbu region of the Mahalangur Himal, in the Nepalese Himalayas. From the flight, you will able to witness the summit of the Nuptse and an Ariel view of Mount Nuptse. The beautiful mountain is at an elevation of 7,861 m. The main peak of Mount Nuptse is Nubtse I which was first climbed on May 16, 1961, by Dennis Davis and Sherpa Tashi and the following day by Chris Bonington.

Mount Cho Oyu

Another mountain that you will see from the Everest base camp helicopter excursion is Cho Oyu. The word Cho-Oyu refers to the "Turquoise Goddess" in Tibetan and is the westernmost main peak of the Khumbu sub-section of the Mahalangur Himalaya and about 20 km west of Mount Everest. Cho Oyu stands on the China–Tibet–Nepal Province No. 1 border.

The summit of Cho Oyu is at an altitude of 5,716m, a glaciated pass that serves as the main trading route between the Tibetans and the Khumbu's Sherpas. Similarly, the pass separates the Khumbu and Rolwaling Himalayas. Not only that Cho Oyu is considered the easiest 8,000-meter peak to climb. It is a popular objective for professionally guided parties.

Mt. Tawache

Mount Tawache also known as Taboche is a mountain in the Khumbu region of the Nepalese Himalaya. The beautiful mountain is connected to Cholatse by a long ridge and lies directly across the Imja River from Ama Dablam and above the villages of Pheriche and Dingboche.

Island peak

Island Peak also known as Imja Tse, is another peak that you will witness during the Helicopter day tour to EBC. The spectacular mountain is at an altitude of 6189m above sea level. Tucked away up the Chukkung valley this striking peak does indeed look like an island that is dwarfed on both sides by the stupendous Baruntse to the south and Lhotse/Nuptse South Wall to the north. The views of the Island peak from the flight are truly wonderful, and all the more memorable for a spectacular airy ridge climb to the top. 

Imja Tse was a training mountain used by Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing in 1953 and the route they revealed is the same one that is used today. In fact, Island Peak is still an admired training peak for clients attempting Mount Everest because a lot of the skills required for crossing crevasses with ladders and using jumars on a fixed line are the same. 

Mera peak

During the Helicopter excursion to Everest base camp, you will see another beautiful peak named Mera Peak which is situated in the Mahalangur section of the Sagarmatha zone. Mera Peak has three main summits: Mera North, 6,476 meters, Mera South, 6,065 meters, and Mera Central, 6,461 meters. From the Everest base camp helicopter flight, you will able to see all three summits. Moreover, Mera Peak is one of the tallest “trekking” peaks in Nepal. However, succeeding at the summit of Mera Peak remains the hardest objective and shouldn’t be underestimated.

Mt. Ama Dablam

Ama Dablam is another mountain that you will see from the Everest base camp Helicopter day tour. The beautiful mountain is located in the eastern Himalayan range of Province No. 1 Nepal. The main peak of the Ama Dablam is 6,812 meters meanwhile the lower western peak is 6,170 meters. The word Ama Dablam refers to the "Mother's necklace"; the long ridges on each side are like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, meanwhile the hanging glacier is thought of as the Dablam, the traditional double-pendant holding pictures of the gods, worn out by Sherpa women. 

The view of the Ama Dablam will always strike your mind as the shiny snow-covered mountains dominate the eastern. The peak was first climbed by Mike Gill, Mike Ward, Barry Bishop, and Wally Romanes via the Southwest Ridge.

Mt. Thamserku

While talking about the mountains that one can witness during the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, one cannot forget to mention the name of Mount Thamserku. The gorgeous mountain is connected by a ridge leading eastward to Kangtega and the two peaks, rising above 6000 meters, known as Snow Saddle. The mountain rises between the Hinku and Khumbu valleys to a saddle-shaped summit. 

Mt. Kangtega

Kangtega, commonly known as The Snow Saddle, is considered to be one of the major peaks of the Nepal Himalayas. The summit of the beautiful mountains is at an elevation of 6,782 meters above sea level and was first ascended in 1963.

Mt. Kangaru

Kusum Kanguru also known as Mount Kangaru is a mountain located in the Khumbu Region of the Himalayas in Nepal. The word Mount Kangaru refers to "Three Snow-White Gods" in the Sherpa language, which refers to the triple summit of the mountain. The mountain is the source of Kusum Khola which flows westward to merge into the Dudh Khosi at the village of Thado Koshi. While traveling the view of a river flowing from the mountain is mesmerizing.

Breakfast at Everest View Hotel

The hotel, Everest View is situated at one of the highest altitude places in the Everest region of Nepal. This hotel offers awe-inspiring mountain panoramas including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Kongde Ri, and other surrounding peaks. From every corner of the hotel, the views look mesmerizing. 
So, you will have almost half an hour to stay at this point and analyze the mountain scenery and also enjoy breakfast, if you wish. It would be a spectacular breakfast once in a lifetime while sipping coffee or tea with delicious and flavorful food as breakfast in front of the gigantic mountain scenarios. 

Why to choose Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is one of the most wonderful travels in the world which offers the breathtaking Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8848.86 meters above sea level.
Besides, there are many travelers who love the luxurious and exciting trip in a unique way rather than climbing and trekking in the Khumbu region of Nepal and witnessing the pristine mountains themselves.
Apart from these, there are some reasons behind choosing the Helicopter excursion to the Everest region. They are as below;

  • Accessible easily to the Everest Base Camp

This is a very easily accessible tour that takes you to the foothills of Mt. Everest. You do not need to walk on a rocky and slippery trail. So, it is preferable for the wheelchair person as well. This is the only solution for them and for others who avoid walking, but still want to see Mt. Everest and reach its base camp more conveniently.

  • Limited Time

As it is known, it is only of approximately 5 hour tour to reach Mt. Everest base camp from the capital city of Nepal and coming back. This is a great deal. As a result, most of the traveler who has a certain period of time want to join this Helicopter ride to EBC instead of spending so many days in trekking.
Besides, this trip allows saving time and venture into other new adventurous destinations.

  • Marvelous and distinctive Himalaya views

This trip provides remarkable mountain views from different angles. It offers views from the sky and also from the mountains. So, its offered views are not matched with any other activity i.e. 360 degrees Mt. Everest Views.

  • Safety and Security

While comparing to trekking and climbing, the EBC Helicopter tour is safer and more secure. You do not need to hire a porter or a trekking guide because your pilot is your guide there and s/he clarifies and introduces you to every mountain.
Regarding altitude sickness, you do not have to face it because you will stay at Kalapatthar for a limited time only and there is a stand-by Helicopter in case of emergency. Moreover, there is no chance of being lost.

  • Fit for everyone

This is the major advantage that the Helicopter flight provides to everyone. It means this trip is suitable for those who wish to see Mt. Everest but want to avoid trekking and also for those who do not have enough time for trekking and reaching the base camp of Everest. It is mainly preferred for physically unable passengers.

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

As we know, Rising Adventure offers Helicopter tours to EBC on the basis of both private and shared. Since our experienced professionals are planning a successful Helicopter trip in the Everest region, we make sure that our customized service will be once in a lifetime experience.

Over the last 10 years, Rising Adventure has established itself as the pioneer in Nepalese trekking and tour business ventures. Though there are many ups and downs throughout the working years, Rising Adventure has been dedicated to our vision and mission since its establishment.

We are esteemed to provide you with the best joyful services regardless of the destination by prioritizing environmental protection and the safety of our valued customers while you are traveling with us.

Besides, there are lots of trekking companies operating the EBC Helicopter excursion with landing at Kalaptthar. But Rising Adventure has its own distinct features. We offer multiple options, not for this Heli ride 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 try to provide the best quality service.

To know more about the Helicopter rides to the Everest base camp, please get in touch with us even through WhatsApp at +9779841645135. We can have a voice chat as well for more clarification.

  • Our commitment

As a travel pioneer, we provide extraordinary services including the Helicopter tour to the various wonderful Himalayan locations in Nepal. Rising Adventure is committed to making your tours very comfortable and satisfying in the safest way. Our teams have been to traverse every destination in Nepal and they have also completed lots of rescue missions, especially from Everest Base Camps 2 and 3.

Therefore, we assure your safety while traveling with us.

  • Competitive Price Guarantee

Every year, many travelers join the EBC Heli tour with us and review and rate our company as well. If you want, you can even go through the reviews on our website or at the TripAdvisor reviews. Because our trip price is very competitive, reasonable, and fair for every customer. But it differs on the basis of a private or group shared. As you have already gone through the differences between these trips.

More importantly, we respect your hard-earned money and value it. So, we do not overcharge and make you satisfied with the offered services.

  • Zero Hidden Charge

Rising Adventure explains everything regarding the charge before starting the trip. We make you clear about the inclusion and exclusion regarding the trip price earlier. We are very transparent, especially in the field of cost quotations. So, there is no hidden charge.

  • Customer Service 24/7

Rising Adventure is open every day online, though, our office closes on Saturday. So, you can inquire at any time that is suitable for you. Besides, we understand that each and every person has their own personality and expectation, though, their required trip is the same. 

Therefore, we always work to complete their requirements and make them meet their ultimate goal. Our team has been working continuously since the establishment of Rising Adventure in order to provide the best customer service. So, please feel free to contact us. You can even WhatsApp us at +9779841645135 or have a voice call as well if you wish because we believe that having a voice call can make your clear more and more.

  • Tailor-made Packages

Rising Adventure is always ready to customize and re-design the trip as per the requirements of our clients. So, our experts are always ready to assist you in fulfilling your desires and needs.

So, please leave your message on WhatsApp or email us with your requirements, and we will get in touch with you by redesigning the flexible itinerary and quotation that is best for you.

  • Sustainable Tourism

Rising Adventure believes in sustainable tourism. We always focus on the improvement of the environment and society of Nepal. So, we encourage our travelers to not do any disrespectful activities that harm our nature and society. We are always concerned about promoting tourism in the local communities of Nepal and emphasize on the development of the nation.

Apart from the above qualities, our company acquires some special features. So, 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

Important Information On Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Except for spring and autumn, the Everest base camp weather fluctuates from time to time and it is not in our hands. So, due to the bad weather, your booked flight may delay or postpone. Besides, please read below for other terms and conditions in the following situations;

  • If the weather is very bad and hard to land, the helicopter may not take off or fly.
  • On top of Kalapatthar Peak, the helicopter will land for almost 15 minutes.
  • Our Helicopter reserves an oxygen cylinder and if it is needed, you can get it.
  • A pilot may provide some more time on the Kalapatthar Peak depending on the weather situation.
  • Only the captain has the right to land the helicopter where and when in case of emergency.
  • Only a captain has to right to operate the helicopter throughout the tour.

Our Everest region Helicopter Tour Services

Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or vice versa

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.

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

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.

EBC 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 the capital city of Nepal as per the requirements of our valued customers.

EBC Helicopter flights from Gokyo Ri to Lukla or the capital city of Nepal

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.

Everest base camp Helicopter tour from Everest View Hotel 

This is a short Helicopter excursion from Everest View Hotel to Everest base camp. It is almost  15 minutes tour. It offers gorgeous Himalayan views. This trip is perfect for those who join the trekking activity at first and enroll in the Helicopter flight to EBC. The trekkers who feel physically weak to continue the trek, wish to join this Helicopter adventure and explore the majestic and closer mountain views.

Helicopter flight back to Kathmandu from Everest View Hotel

Due to the lack of a long vacation, medical emergency, immediate rescue, personal problems, or any other reasons, a trekker joins the Helicopter adventure from Everest View Hotel and returns to Kathmandu. It is also a scenic flight over the mountains. It takes almost 40 minutes to complete the trip.

Helicopter flight from EBC to Lukla

This is another option for those trekkers who reach the Everest base camp and explore Mt. Everest from land and want to witness the natural beauty of the Himalayas, Sagarmatha National Parks, and the Sherpa highlands again from the sky. It is just of 20 minutes flight from EBC to Lukla. This trip showcases the beautiful mountain views and also saves money. It means you can get the Helicopter tour experience and join the plane from Lukla to go back to the capital city of Nepal.

A Helicopter tour from Lukla to Kalapathar via EBC

This is an excellent option to see Mt. Everest. We offer this trip at a very reasonable cost. A Helicopter takes you to Kalapatthar Peak from Lukla because of not seeing Mt. Everest from its base camp. This peak is the most admiring vantage point to see the close-up views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Pumo Ri, Nuptse, and other unknown mountains. The helicopter goes to this peak through the Everest base camp. So, you can witness the base camp as well. 

This is the perfect trip that one must enjoy as it touches and displays the Khumbu glacier and icefall.

EBC to Kathmandu Helicopter Excursion

This is a nice way that offers the views of the Everest ranges from the sky as well. But this kind of excursion is often held in case of emergency for those who need an urgent evacuation. While returning, the flight offers the mesmerizing sceneries of Mt. Everest and other surrounding peaks.

Everest base camp Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Gorakshep

This is the best option for reaching EBC on your own foot in a short period of time. You will have a short scenic flight to Gorak Shep. It is the last Sherpa settlement, close to the Everest base camp. The journey offers you to experience the Himalayan wildness at least once in a lifetime. Then, you will ascend to the foothill of the world's tallest mountain.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter ride from Pheriche

Pheriche is the beautiful Sherpa village, locate at an altitude of 4240 meters above sea level. It is one of the helicopters shuttling places as well due to the weight limitation. This place also offers mind-blowing mountain views. It takes almost 10 minutes to reach Everest base camp from Pheriche. 

Helicopter Excursion from Pheriche to Kathmandu

This option is preferable for those trekkers who are wise to escape the descending trekking trail to Lukla. You can also get the chance to witness the sceneries of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, and others from the sky.

Helicopter Adventure from Tengboche to EBC or return to Kathmandu

Tengboche village is a beautiful place, located at an altitude of 3860 meters above sea level. The largest Sherpa Monastery, named as Tengboche Monastery is also situated there. This monastery is also called Dawa Choling Monastery in the Sherpa language. From there, you can join the scenic flight to EBC and explore the mountain giants. This trip helps you to avoid the long day tiring ascending walking.

For going back to Kathmandu from Tengboche by Helicopter, this option is also available. The Helicopter takes you over the Everest Himalayan zone including the mountain and Sherpa hamlet.

Helicopter tour to Kathmandu from Lobuche

Lobuch is another Sherpa hamlet, located just right below Gorakshep at an altitude of 4940 meters above sea level. You will reach the Capital city by exploring the Himalayas, Khumbu glacier, Sagarmatha National Park, and so on.

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 the capital city of Nepal from Gokyo Ri.

Most necessary things you must carry during the EBC Helicopter tour

  • Sun cream and lip balm for skin protection
  • Sunglass for relaxing your eyes from the sun
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Gloves and scarf
  • An extra layer of warm clothes (optional)
  • Hot water, dried fruits, and light snacks (optional)

Policy for booking the Everest base camp Helicopter tour confirmation with Rising Adventure

We warmly request you go through each and every clause of the terms and conditions of Rising Adventure before booking any trip with us. After confirming the booking from both sides, you need to follow our policies. So, please read it very carefully.

Apart from this, we are very straight-forwarded and transparent regarding every trip. There are no hidden clauses and charges in our policies.

Once your booking is confirmed after getting the advance transaction, you need to send your passport scan as well with a few details. Afterward, we will begin your booking process and confirm everything here related to your requirements like a helicopter for the date your want, the hotel in Kathmandu, and so on.

Please, feel free to contact us, if you do not understand any step of our terms and conditions. We will guide you and explain you everything. Besides, we will make you clear about every necessary and mandatory thing at the time of booking the trip with us. And please, share your feeling if you have anything regarding the flight concerns.

We accept credit cards, visa cards, and master cards as well as direct bank transfers and the e-pay. So, you can pay as per your preferences. But please be assured that your cards are 3D secured if you are going to pay by our online safe gateway payment.

In the past, we accept every card payment, but now we only accept the 3D secured payment due to some issues created by some fraud customers and our bank has had to tackle this problem many times.

In order to confirm the Heli rides to the Everest region with Rising Adventure, you need to pay 10% of the total trip amount in advance and the rest amount can be paid after your arrival in Nepal before the trip starts. However, in some cases, we accept full payments after you come to Nepal, but before the beginning of the journey. And you can make the payment clear either by cash or by credit card after visiting my company. If you prefer to pay by card, 3.5% of the total amount will be charged extra by the credit card company, but not by our company. So, please be sure before making the payment clear.

Besides, Before confirming the travel into the region, please be sure you are well-informed on;

  • Weather and temperature conditions

  • Rules and regulations of flight

  • Emergency Evacuation

  • Travel Insurance

  • High Altitude Sickness

  • Cost Inclusion and Exclusion

Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight landing tour booking Information

  1. You can book the trip directly from our fixed departure or the customization booking sections on our website.
  2. +9779841645135 is our office WhatsApp/ Viber number for more clarification. We are available at any time.
  3. [email protected] Or [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.

Rising Adventure EBC Helicopter flight cancellation policy

We know, as human beings, sometimes something like unbearable bad conditions happens to us and we have to face it. In such case a condition or emergency, you might need to cancel the trip and you can cancel your trip at any time, but for the refund process, please check the terms and conditions at once. 

Besides, a company like ours also needs to postpone or delay the trip due to some unhealthy circumstances such as weather instability, natural disaster, riots, political issues, strikes, and so on. In this situation, we assure you that we will refund your full amount. But if you wish, you can postpone the trip.

Covid-19 Protocols for the EBC Helicopter Excursion 2023/2024

Nepal Visa-on-arrival

On-arrival Nepal visa for Nepal has been resumed, though it was closed completely during the pandemic. Now, every citizen from the eligible country can get an on-arrival visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. However, please check your on-arrival visa status before coming to Nepal as it is your own responsibility to obtain a visa. But, if those nationals are not enlisted under the on-arrival-visa category, they need to get the visa already before arriving in Nepal.
More importantly, there are some Health-related protocols of the Nepal government, Ministry of Health, and Population that every traveler from abroad should follow in order to enter Nepal. Some guidelines are as follows, though, they may be changed with time depending upon the Covid-19 issues because of the rise of omnicorn variant.

  • Full dose vaccination card for Covid-19 if you are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arriving in Nepal
  • COVID-19 negative test report 3 days (72 hours) prior to arriving in Nepal
  • A protective mask is needed to wear during the Helicopter tour to EBC
  • Use of sanitizer is also needed for this excursion

Note: the above provision will not be applicable to children below 5 years.

Covid-19 safety measures we apply

As we are tourism field workers, we always take care of our travelers and apply safety measures related to Health issues like COVID-19. So, some safety measures we apply during the EBC Helicopter tour excursion with landing at Kalapatthar are as below;

  • We sanitize our aircraft every day including the seats, seatbelts, and windows
  • Every Helicopter crew member is fully COVID-19 vaccinated
  • Everyone wears a sanitary mask
  • Everyone uses the sanitizer
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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 Altitude1400 meters

Pick up from the Hotel and drop at Domestic Airport (20 min/1,338 m)

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/2,800 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/2,800 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.

Fly towards Everest Base Camp over Dudh Koshi River

(If there are more than 3 travelers, a group is needed to split. So, a Helicopter will shuttle in Pheriche (4200 m).)

As the Helicopter takes off, it follows the route of Dudh-Koshi River that comes from glaciers. From the flight, you will see the enchanting views of Namche Bazaar, Phortse, and Khumjung villages from the left windows. On the other side, you can view other Sherpa villages, tea houses, rhododendron and pine forests, and the walking trekkers and climbers.

From the left windows, you can see a beautiful Mt. Cho Oyu where as you can witness the gorgeous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam from the right windows.

Fly over the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathhar

After splitting the travelers in Pheriche, the Helicopter flies towards the Everest Base Camp and the Kalapathar View Point. It hovers there. Finally, your dream comes true because you can uncover the mighty Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, Khumbutse, and other neighboring peaks. It would be an unforgettable memory throughout your lifetime.

Then, you will have a flight back to Pheriche for another shuttle. From Pheriche also, you can see the wonderful mountain views.

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

After completing the shuttle activity, a Helicopter flights ahead towards Syangboche 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/ 2,800 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.

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Cost Includes
  • 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)
  • No other hidden cost
  • All government taxes and company service charge
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off service
  • Breakfast (almost USD 26++) at Everest View Hotel
  • Sagarmatha National Park, Local Community fees, & Airport Tax (RS 5500 Nepali Rupees that you can pay directly there)
  • All kinds of foods and drinks and personal expenses
Things to Know

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Day Tour Types and Differences

Most travelers prefer to join this trip due to a lack of sufficient time to trek to the foothills of Everest. Apart from this, a traveler who lacks physical ability also join this excursion and enjoy the scenic Himalayas beauty from the sky and the Kalapatthar Peak.

In order to make your dream come true as per your requirement, you can have a choice for either private chatter or group-sharing Helicopter tours.

Group Sharing Vs. Private EBC Flight

It is well known that the Everest Base Camp tour in a Helicopter is a luxurious day excursion in the Himalayas of Nepal that takes you to the highest cliffs of the rocky mountains. It provides close-up views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Khumbu glacier, and other unnamed gorgeous peaks from the top of Kalapatthar Peak as well as from the sky.
There are five seats in total excluding a pilot seat in one Helicopter. So, the Everest base camp flight tour on a group-sharing basis is preferable for those travelers who are single and want to explore the trip affordably. This is also suitable for those who come to Nepal with few friends and family members and wish to explore the Everest region with other passengers.

Besides, enjoying Mt. Everest views is more enjoyable with a group than a single one, however, there are some people who want to enjoy a trip alone or with their family and friends. For such travelers, a private Helicopter ride to Everest base camp is perfect. With a comfortable seat, mesmerizing views, personalized care, and astonishing travel with your families, friends, and colleagues are a memorable experience confidently of your lifetime.
As five travelers can adjust in a Helicopter, not only a single person, but others who are only two, three, or four in number can also join the shared-based Helicopter journey. On the other hand, a private Helicopter trip is mainly for travelers who are either single, two, three, four, or five in number, but they can be their friends or family. While in group travel, there are mostly strangers, but who knows, a passenger who is sitting next to you on a Helicopter may be your close friend in the future, however, they can introduce themselves to each other and enjoy the travel together.
More importantly, on a private excursion, you can have a window seat definitely. If you are 5 members, you can share a seat for some time with a traveler who is seated in a non-window seat. S/he can be your family member or friend or the college. Besides, you can have the option to choose even the front seat with a pilot for much clearer views, if you join the private tour. This trip is more comfortable and flexible as well.
When on the sharing chopper excursion to Everest, Rising Adventure assures its client by providing the window seat of the Helicopter for seeing the mesmerizing mountains and peaks views. However, a pilot alternates and arranges the seating places at each stop to providing every traveler to view the mountains together and make them happy. If there are 5 travelers in a Helicopter, you will have one more extra shuttle from Shyangboche to Kalapatthar Peak whether it is a private or a shared EBC Helicopter flight. It means you will be two or three members at once. So, you can get the window seat 100% surely.
While talking about the Everest base camp Helicopter tour cost, the private Heli tour is expensive as compared to the group sharing basis. And most of the Nepalese local travel companies provide the shared trip in a discounted price during the peak seasons. The more passengers mean the lesser sharing price. But both of these tour types have their own benefits. They are below;

Some Advantages of Group-Sharing Helicopter Excursion

  • You can enjoy this trip fullest and experience lots equal to the private excursion in the lowest price
  • You can save your money and use it for another excursion.
  • You can meet new people and make friends even intimate friends throughout their lifetime.
  • You can get the opportunity to enjoy the Heli rides with strangers.
  • You can enjoy a delicious breakfast in front of the gigantic mountains at one of the highest-elevation Hotels.

Some Benefits of Private Charter Helicopter Tour to EBC

  • A traveler has a personnel space.
  • It would be very comfortable, deluxe, and flexible.
  • You can seat even on the front seat with a pilot for the best scenarios.
  • A traveler can enjoy them with his/her loved ones or with family, friends, and colleagues.
  • This trip can be a surprise tour for your closers.
  • A trip for purposing your girlfriend or boyfriend at the top of Kalapatthar.
  • You can even celebrate your birthday and cut the cake on Kalapatthar Peak.
  • You can enjoy a delicious breakfast with your loved ones at the Everest View Hotel in front of the pleasant mountains.
  • You can tailor your trip and get extraordinary experiences.

Everest base camp Helicopter flight 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:

The Cost for Group-Shared

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 1250 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.

The 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 5500 in total for chattering a Helicopter flight from the capital city of Nepal to Kalapatthar Summit and returning.

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

    Preparation and clothing for the tour

    Usually, the sun remains shining during the Helicopter tour to Everest base camp. But, sometimes, the sky may be covered with clouds, and the weather turns cold as you are going to Everest base camp early in the morning by Helicopter. So, please make sure before planning about the Weather condition. 

    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 below. However, we will assist you with a detailed packing list before beginning the trip with us.

    • 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)


    Weight Limitation on the basis of Landing points

    Though the maximum weight limitation per flight is 450 kg including the passengers and their belongings from Kathmandu to Lukla. It varies on the basis of altitude due to the air pressure in different places. And it remains the same till to the Syangboche village where the Everest View Hotel is located. Similarly, it can be 420 kg and 220 kg for landing at Pheriche and Kalapatthar respectively.

    Therefore, if you are 2 - 3 travelers, the Helicopter will land directly at Kalapatthar without any air pressure.  But if there are 4 to 5 travelers in a Helicopter while going to Mt. Everest, a helicopter takes an extra shuttle flight either from Syangboche or Pheriche for going to Kalapatthar Peak depending on the weather.

    Number of travelersWeight Limitation
    5 Travelers maximum500 Kg
    3 Travelers maximum250 kg
    Average weight80 kg per person

    Best season for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing

    The Everest base camp Helicopter tour is the daily excursion of Rising Adventure. We operate this trip daily concerning the weather conditions. March to April is the best season for the Helicopter excursion to the Mt. Everest base. The weather is bright and shiny during these months so, the mountain looks crystal clear. 

    From December to February, you can see gorgeous mountain views due to the clear weather. But the temperature would very cold.

    However, June to mid-September has unstable weather due to the rainfall. So, the views might be gloomy. And sometimes, the trip needs to be postponed or delayed due to the bad weather.

    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.

    A complete guide of Everest base camp Helicopter tour

    • 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

    Is it possible to explore Mount Everest in few hours? Do you want to see it within a day?

    Yes, it is absolutely possible to explore Mount Everest in a few hours. Everest base camp Helicopter tour is the most popular activity in Nepal. This trip offers astounding views of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain very closely and clearly within some hours.

    Tour to Mount Everest in a Helicopter flight over the high-altitude mountains of Nepal is the most special and thrilling activity. It is suitable for all travelers because this trip does not require any physical fitness for walking. It is a comfy and easy tour of only about 5 hours. It requires no any preparation. You can buy just the package and join it.

    Apart from Mt. Everest, the EBC Helicopter tour offers extraordinary mountainous sceneries over 8000 meters like Mount Makalu, Cho Oyu, Amadablam, and Lhotse. Besides, it showcases the gorgeous Island Peak, Thamserku, Nuptse, Pumori, Kusum Kangaro, Lobuche, and other unnamed snowcapped peaks.

    The famous Everest region is also known as the Khumbu region. The Khumbu region is renowned for the Khumbu Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal. It can also be seen very neatly from the Helicopter. And other icefalls are too remarkable.

    The forests of pine and rhododendron, green valley, Namche bazaar, and Lukla are further charming features of the Helicopter ride to Everest base camp. The views of Khumbu region from the Helicopter look like a paradise. It feels like you are in a deep sleep and just dreaming.

    Exciting Helicopter tour to Mt. Everest base camp always begins from Kathmandu. After getting into the Helicopter, it takes off and flies towards the Khumbu region. You can witness the Everest paradise at first including the glimpses of mountains. It lands at Lukla airport for the purposes of fueling. Lukla is the main entrance to embark on all the trekking and climbing destinations of the Khumbu region including the Everest base camp trek.

    Then, the flight goes directly to Pheriche. From the Heli, you can observe the major Sherpa highlands and the alpine greeneries. It lands at Pheriche Village and spilts the groups for the shuttle. Then, you will have a flight to Everest base camp directly. It hovers over EBC and a pilot will help you to recognize the spot. Afterward, it hovers over the Kalapatthar View Point where the trekkers hike to see the closest Mount Everest. During that time, you can observe the aerial views of mountains in chronological order.

    While hovering the Helicopter over Mount Everest, it will be the best experience throughout your lifetime. Because the views of mountains showcase the heavenly felt sceneries. Exploring the closest views of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world is not a joke. There are many travelers who wish to see it but are unable to join the trip due to their own personal reasons. Those who got the chance to explore it, they must thank the god who made their dream comes true.

    From Pheriche, the Helicopter lands at the Hotel Everest View, which is situated at the high elevation place of the Khumbu region. Every corner of this hotel offers mountain views including Mt. Everest. So, enjoying the most delicious breakfast in front of the Himalayas scenes and spending an hour by taking a rest and clicking photos is the greatest idea. After that, you will have a ride back to Kathmandu after refueling in Lukla.

    The Everest base camp Helicopter ride is a tour in the high elevation of Khumbu region. It can be operated all the time throughout the year as it is a daily departure activity in Nepal. But except for August, other months are favorable periods. Though June and July are also considered the monsoon season in Nepal, August is the heavy rainfall period in Nepal and it is not possible to ride the Helicopter.

    However, September to November and March to May are the very best months of the year for riding the Helicopter to the Everest region because days are longer and shiny during these times. The mountains look crystal clear and the possibility of flight is higher. On the other hand, there may be a healthy day for some days and not for some days. It means the chances of flight delay and cancellation are there during other months of the year due to the poor visibility and the rains. So, the departure dates are limited during these periods depending on the weather forecast.

    There are two sorts of Everest Helicopter Tour based on private charter and group-shared. A shared- Helicopter is cheaper than the chartered Heli. Normally, 6 people including a pilot can seat in one Helicopter. There is a weight limitation as well. It is 450 kg for all together. It means 5 travelers can share the fare and divide into five of them. So, it is cheaper.

    As this trip takes almost 5 hours of a day, it is suggested to join the Kathmandu sightseeing activity after completing the Heli tour if the time allows. Because it is better to spend your worthy time in visiting rather than having a transit flight on the same day or keeping yourself locked in a hotel room in the name of taking a rest.

    The prime motto behind writing this short blog for the EBC Helicopter flight is to provide genuine information to real adventure seekers who wish to explore the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest within a few hours in Nepal. And it would be very beneficial to collect the full information before joining any kind of trip.

    The Frequently asked questions regarding the Helicopter flight to Mount Everest region;

    What are the names of Helicopter that are mostly used for EBC flights?

    This question is frequently asked and it is wise to be concerned due to some serious Helicopter accident in the mountains of Nepal.

    Usually, models like Eurocopter AS350 B3e, Bell 407, and Airbus H125 are used for Everest Helicopter. And the names that have been used for the tour to Mt. Everest are;

    • Air Dynasty
    • Kailash Helicopter
    • Simrik Air
    • Altitude Air
    • Prabhu Helicopter, etc

    Is there an oxygen cylinder in the Helicopter?

    Of course, the Helicopter to Everest always follows the safety measures. It reserves the oxygen cylinder in case of emergency, especially for the Acute Mountain Sickness. Besides, a pilot keeps the first aid kit.

    What is the itinerary of the Everest base camp Helicopter Tour with landing?

    It is a short and simple 5 hours itinerary. The tour begins in Kathmandu and ends at Kathmandu. A Helicopter flights to Lukla and lands there for fueling. Then goes to Pheriche and spilts the passengers for shuttling if there are more than 3 travelers. Then it hovers over Everest base camp and Kalapatthar View Point to see Mt. Everest and lands at Everest View Hotel for the breakfast for an hour break. And it goes back to Kathmandu after refueling in Lukla.

    What is the duration of the Helicopter ride to EBC?

    It takes 5- 6 hours. However, sometimes due to the weather conditions, it may take longer hour.

    How much does it cost for Everest base camp Helicopter Tour?

    Its costs depend on a private charter and group-shared Helicopter. The group shared costs start from USD 1250 per person while the charter costs begin from USD 5500.

    When is the best time to join Helicopter tour to Everest?

    Spring and autumn are the best seasons in Nepal. However, it is a daily departure trip and is operated all day of the year concerning the weather conditions.

    What are the things I should bring for the Helicopter flight to Everest?

    Your passport is mandatory. Besides, an accessory like the camera is another important thing for you because no one comes back from Everest without a photo shoot. However, mobile phone is used for photography nowadays. So, it is your choice.

    But sunglasses, a warm hat, gloves, a down jacket, and warm clothes from foot to head is required for getting rid of the cold.

    How can I reach the Domestic Airport for catching the Helicopter?

    Normally, most of the travel agencies provide the pickup and drop-off services from your hotel. They will take you to the Helicopter standing point too. However, it depends on your agreement with your travel agency. Besides, a taxi and other public transportation are available for this service. And it is easy to find the Helicopter at a domestic airport in Kathmandu because it is a small airport.

    Is it possible to take a Helicopter return from Everest base camp?

    Of course, it is possible and this kind of trip is becoming popular and in trending nowadays in Nepal. It helps the trekkers to avoid the long walking days back to the same trail. And offers fabulous views of mountains from the sky.

    It supports making your vacation shorter as well. As a result, you can go back to your hometown earlier and join the work.

    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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      Be prepared for a good kind of shock by such rapid meeting with the Mother of Mountains :)

      Mark Ka_bdor-Marcus Polus JR, HungaryTrip Date: January 01, 2024

      The intro, planning:

      Finally, after a lot of planning and ban because of an unfortunate and sad heli crash, back to July, limitations, restrictions... we could make this happen in December: Kalaphatar heli tour. Chandan was so patient, all the time with me from distant too, as someone who represents Nepal's overall culture and shiny side very well! He was attentive all the way and treated me like a family member. He even visited me in the hotel before the day of the flight, what is unusual in the days of growing technocracy. We could've solved the payment online too, but he felt as well important to meet in person, to build friendship and to be the face of his country.
      He is really respectful too, and thankful if there is mutual trust and the love of that mountaneous area. As well he took notes about we discussed all the way to improve the business, so that is full humbleness too.
      As we had of course some issues and logistics or to get ground of common understanding too, and things to be resolved, but for now all those are gone.
      I'll definitely be his contributor in the 'Western' Region, and hope to bring him more and more Customers! I really hope that I was not the first and last of it but only the pioneer of this exact type of adventure from our region(s).

      About the flight itself:

      It was a bit too rushy, but by the hour, so no big complaints. I actually wanted to do a kind of record-breaking experiment again (just when I went beyond the Northern and South Circle (66) just in 2 weeks, 2-2 times), to have this all packed into a day (or much less), so nothing to push onto Chandan, who just tried to help in this. ;) Yes, I had that much time left that I could do a bit of city tour, and still arrived for my 9PM flight to the airport, hours before...
      The pilot was originally fun and everything started smooth, however it was a bit uncertain where we are at a certain moment during the tour, so a bit more communication and agreements beforehand could've been better to get sync between him and the Company, as well maybe, and/or if Chandan or another rep. would fly too, it may be easier. This gap is just about the communication segment, since I felt myself all the time safe, we agreed about the heli's parameters are so fitting to that area (much more than a plane's would) and had a good mood chat about the mountains, but there was still a bit of uncertainty left, what should be the exact spots for scenic view, and how many times and where to stop and so. All may be about time vs. money (both were quite fixed for that time between Company and Customer), but neither should be a surprise (less or more) for none of the parties in the story, but should be figured out and not only by intuitions or indications but in advance, and not 'inside' the experience.
      Otherwise yes, the pilot was a real expert, the heli was nice and the views... look at the pictures and you'd want to be there right now! :)
      I got some friends too on the way, it was a nice meeting with hikers, sherpas and those who we picked up on the way. So it was a good improvisation of local-feeling too, outside the hotels too.