Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour- 1 day

Things to Know
  • Duration1 Day
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Altitude 5,555 m Kalapatthar
  • Trip Type Everest Heli Sightseeing
  • Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Best Time Feb-May | Oct-Dec
What You’ll Do
  • Experience breathtaking views of everest on a single day
  • A thrilling ride of  AS350 BS helicopter to everest
  • Have breakfast at Everest View Hotel with Everest Vista in front of you
  • Summit the famous Kalapatthar Peak (5,555 m)
  • Immerse in the distinct geology of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Scenic view of the Himalayan Mountains all across

Everest Heli Tour initiates from Kathmandu at Tribhuwan International Airport, domestic terminal. You will board your AS350 BS Helicopter for your tour to Everest. The helicopter takes off and heads eastward from Kathmandu. One of the most spectacular things you can expect to see on your Heli journey is the Himalayan mountain range. The region is home to some of the highest peaks in the world, including Mount Everest (8,849m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,188m), and Makalu (8,485m). As you fly over the range, you can expect to see these majestic peaks up close, which is an awe-inspiring sight to behold. The views are especially breathtaking on a clear day when the snow-covered mountains glisten in the sunlight.

In addition to the mountains, you will also see traditional Nepalese villages nestled in the valleys and hills. These villages are a stark contrast to the modern city of Kathmandu and offer a glimpse into the local culture and way of life. The houses in these villages are typically made of stone and wood, and they often have thatched roofs. The villages are surrounded by terraced fields used to grow crops such as rice, wheat, and maize.

As you approach Lukla, you will also see the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, which is considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world due to its short runway and challenging approach. The runway is only 527 meters long and is situated at an altitude of 2,843 meters, which makes it a tricky landing for even the most experienced pilots. As you descend towards the airport, you will see the runway and the surrounding mountains, which can be a thrilling experience. After a refuelling stopover at the Lukla airport, we fly further chasing the Everest vista. Your chopper will land you at Kalapathhar Peak (5,555 m) and wait for another 10-15 minutes for your wandering time. Kalapathhar is the highest point of Everest Base Camp Trek and stands right in front of Mt.Pumori. A 360° view of Everest Panorama is seen from Kalapathhar.

Your flight will then descend down to Syangboche for your visit to the famous Everest View Hotel. This is considered one of the highest Hotel at an altitude of 3,950 m. You will be served a warm breakfast at the hotel while watching the amazing Everest Vista. Your flight will now start with your return journey which will include Lukla stopover for refuelling if needed, then head towards Kathmandu. This trip duration is about 4-5 hours roundtrip journey and is feasible for those limited by time for the authentic trek to Everest Base Camp.

Outline Itinerary

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




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  • Altitude5500m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time4-5 hours

Early Morning pick up from the Hotel and drop at Tribhuwan International Airport domestic terminal, Kathmandu after Airport formalities–30 to 40 minutes then fly to Lukla (2,804 m) from Kathmandu–50 minutes to 1-hour flight; it might also take more depending upon the weather condition.

After Refueling at Lukla Airport, then fly towards Everest Base Camp and land at Kala Patthar (5,500 m)–a 30 to 45 minutes flight. we stop at Kala Patthar for the grandest views of the world’s highest mountain and the neighbouring Himalayas then Fly to Hotel Everest View (3,880 m) and spend around 1 hour for breakfast while also admiring the beautiful Himalayan vista then Fly to Lukla and refuel and Return back to Kathmandu it takes around 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Trip Cost Details
  • Airport transfer as per itinerary (Pickup and drop facility)
  • Life Insurance for all crew members and their salary
  • Passenger Insurance
  • Helicopter flight with overflying Everest Base Camp/Kalapatthar for 4.5 hours
  • Service charge
  • National park entry permit (NRS. 3,000 per person)
  • Pasang lhamu Local government tax (NRS. 2,000 per person)
  • Airport tax (NRS. 500 per person)
  • Breakfast USD. 31 per person (optional)
Useful Info

Duration and Cost 

The roundtrip Heli flight to Everest takes around 4-5 hours and offers stunning views of the Langtang range. The AS350 BS Helicopter used for this trip is capable of flying at high altitudes and can accommodate up to 5 passengers. The flight usually takes place in the morning before 8 am. Once you reach Kalapathhar, you'll have a 30-minute stopover period to enjoy your time at the peak while admiring the towering massifs of Mount Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,861m), Changtse (7,543m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Thamserku (6,623m), Kantega (6,782 m).

The cost of the Everest Heli Tour can vary depending on the number of people and the time of the year. Additionally, if you have a group of 2-3 individuals, we can organize shared services with other travellers.


The standard journey may vary slightly due to unforeseen occurrences and circumstances beyond our control. Issues such as inclement weather, natural disasters, newly established government regulations, political matters, and so on, can arise. Assessing the situation, we seek potential solutions to continue the tour as much as possible, relying on the most suitable alternatives. During these moments, we appreciate your understanding and adaptability.

Additionally, helicopters are unable to land or take off with more than three passengers at elevations over 4,500 meters. Therefore, if your group consists of five people, we will divide the flight in Pheriche into two groups of 3 and 2. Each group will then fly to Everest Base Camp and land at Kala Patthar sequentially. At Kala Patthar, you will have the opportunity to exit the helicopter and capture some photos. Each excursion will last approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Upon concluding the tour, we will regroup at Pheriche and proceed with the journey.

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