Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Nepal Pyramids Trekking & Climbing
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
At a Glance
  • Duration5 Hours
  • Difficulty Level Effortless
  • Places to Visit Everest
  • Max Altitude 5500m/18,044ft.
  • Group Size 2-15
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Activity Helicopter Tour
  • Best Season Spring/Autumn/Winter

Discover the Magic of Nepal from Above:

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour transports you deep into the Himalayas with a majestic panorama laid out before you. This adventurous helicopter tour offers a unique way to experience the beauty of Mt. Everest without a laborious trek. Operated by the expert pilots passengers will fly over the magical Himalayan terrain of Sagarmatha National Park. You will be provided with an opportunity to catch stunning aerial glimpses of the tallest peak on Earth and its neighboring mountains.

Marvel at the unparalleled views of Everest's icefalls and glaciers as you soar past neighboring giants like Lhotse and Nuptse in the heart of the Khumbu region. Capture priceless photos of picturesque Sherpa villages dotted along the slopes. The highlights include circling past Base Camp and ascending to Kala Patthar's epic viewpoint - one of the closest vantage points to Everest's summit.

Take a thrilling Helicopter Tour to Mt. Everest and treat yourself to a sweeping Himalayan panorama over breakfast at Everest View Hotel, listed as the highest-altitude hotel in the world. This helicopter tour provides a thrilling way to experience Nepal's most magnificent mountain range in just one action-packed morning.

See Everest's Glory on a Thrilling Helicopter Tour:

Take an aerial tour of Everest without the demanding trek to Everest Base Camp. This 4-5-hour adventure flies deep into Khumbu, treating you to unrivaled Himalayan vistas of the world's highest peaks from the comfort of a helicopter.

After taking off from Kathmandu, soar past small villages and into the heart of Sagarmatha National Park. Land briefly at Lukla before climbing higher over locations like Namche Bazaar and Tengboche for bird's-eye views of cascading ice and snow-capped giants. Circle past Everest Base Camp and make an ascent to Kala Patthar’s epic viewpoint.

Breakfast at Everest View Lodge:

The highlight of the EBC Heli tour is the luxury of a 5-star breakfast at the Everest View Hotel, listed as the highest-altitude hotel globally. This luxury breakfast is done on request. The Everest View Hotel provides you with jaw-dropping panoramas of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and more through floor-to-ceiling windows. Return to Kathmandu having glimpsed the glory of the Himalayas in a few unforgettable hours.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Highlights

  • Fly east from Kathmandu over the Sunkoshi River and villages of the mid-hills region
  • View Rolwaling and Gaurishankar mountain ranges and cross Lamjura Pass into the Everest region
  • Land briefly in Lukla, the world’s most thrilling airport for refueling before a spectacular flight over Dudhkoshi River and Namche Bazaar
  • Adore the views of the turquoise lakes, glacial rivers, icefalls, and Sherpa villages in the famous Sagarmatha National Park
  • Witness 360° views of mountains like Thamserku, Kangtega, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, and many more.
  • Land at Kala Patthar Base at 5,350m (17,388 feet) viewpoint and the world's highest altitude hotel, Everest View
  • Enjoy breakfast with the majestic Himalayan panorama surrounding you
  • 100% refund if no flight due to bad weather

Helicopter landing at Kala Patthar and enjoying the Majestic Vistas:

The highlight of our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is landing at the base of Kala Patthar (5,350m), the famous vantage point with perhaps the most breathtaking views of Mount Everest and surrounding Himalayan giants like Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and Ama Dablam.

As the helicopter touches the high Himalayan terrain, prepare to be awe-struck by the most magical beauty of the highest mountain range in the world unfolding all around you. Wander carefully along this alpine meadow, breathe the chill glacial air, appreciate the once-in-a-lifetime panoramas, and take abundant pictures.

Under the very recent regulations, we are only allowed to take a group of 2 shuttled from Pheriche at 4200m to the height of 5350 Kala Patthar vantage point. Each group of two will be allowed 10-15 minutes each to disembark and enjoy the bliss of Everest. You will witness the tremendous massif of Everest dominating the horizon which is a humbling yet exhilarating experience that will be remembered forever. By this time the helicopter will return down to Pheriche to collect the other two. This shuttling process goes on depending on the number of people on board. Usually, the maximum number of passengers per helicopter allowed is 5. Shortly, you will be transferred back to Lukla, or depending on your request program you will be stopped at Syangboche at Everest View Hotel for a luxury breakfast where you will be given 1 hour time frame. 

Great Deals on Everest Helicopter Tours:

Take your dream aerial tour of Everest at a discounted group rate:

On a shared Basis:

No of People

Cost Per Person

1 PersonUSD 1,300
2 PersonUSD 1,250
3 PersonUSD 1,200
4 PersonUSD 1,150

Or opt for the privacy of a private charter:



Private Helicopter for 2/3USD 4,800
Private Helicopter for 5USD 5,500 ($1,100 Each)

Contact us at +977-9851052003 (WhatsApp available) to take advantage of group discounts for 5+ people or to customize a private helicopter tour perfectly suited to your group's size and budget.

Helicopter Tour Program Step by Step with Breakfast at Everest View Lodge:

  • Hotel to Airport transfer – Security Check and drive to Helipad.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla - Stop for refueling.
  • Lukla to Pherice – we stop for refueling and Shuttling. 
  • Pheriche - Overfly Everest Base Camp and over Kala Patthar and back
  • Pheriche to Syangboche for breakfast
  • Syangboche to Lukla – Stop for refueling
  • Lukla to Kathmandu

Helicopter Tour Program Step by Step With Landing at Kala Patthar:

  • Hotel to Airport transfer – Security Check and drive to Helipad 
  • Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Lukla to Pherice - we stop for refueling and Shuttling. 
  • Pheriche - Overfly Everest Base Camp and landing at the base of  Kala Patthar @5,350m - 17,552 feet and back.
  • Pheriche to Lukla – Stop for refueling + Breakfast.
  • Lukla to Kathmandu

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour itinerary:

The time schedule provided below is subject to change based on seasonal variations, weather conditions, and air traffic volume. Flight delays or cancellations may occasionally occur due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Since the safety of our passengers is our priority, we will make every effort to keep customers informed promptly of any schedule modifications. These unforeseen circumstances are out of our control, as such, our experienced flight crews will determine if cancellation is necessary.

  • 6:00 AM - Pick up from the Hotel and airport transfer.

Your guide or our office representative will pick you up from the hotel at the given time and transfer you to the airport helipad, ensuring an on-time start to your aerial adventure.

  • 6:30 AM - Helicopter Check-In & Safety Briefing.

You will go through a few security inspections and then you will be led to the van that will drive you to the helipad. The expert pilots brief you on safety protocols and necessary gear before formal check-in to your private helicopter.

  • 7:00 AM - Scenic Flight to Lukla, the world's most thrilling airport.

Soar north towards Lukla over rolling green foothills, with the mighty Himalayan range visible in the distance. Cross Lamjura Pass and land at Lukla Helipad.

  • 7:30 AM - Quick Refuel Stop in Lukla

Your skilled pilots briefly land in Lukla to refuel the helicopter for the iconic Everest leg ahead.

  • 8:00 AM - Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar Flyover

Shorty you will take off through the Dudh Koshi valley with the most vibrant view of the Khumbu region. As you fly further north you will have a view of Everest and surrounding giants like Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam from your bird’s-eye view. Circle Base Camp and ascend further up to Kala Patthar’s epic lookout point. Kala Patthar's landing is based on a request that will be a maximum of 10 minutes.

  • 8:45 AM - Fly down to Syanboche and luxury Breakfast at Everest View Hotel

Land at the highest-altitude hotel in the world atop Syangboche Hill. Enjoy luxury breakfast with the jaw-dropping vistas of Ama Dablam, Everest, and more through floor-to-ceiling windows.

  • 10:15 AM - Return Flight to Kathmandu

Bid farewell to the Himalayan peaks before your pilots steer you back along the flight path to Kathmandu.

  • 11:15 AM - Arrival & Hotel Drop-Off

Land safely at Kathmandu airport after a thrilling aerial tour. Your guide will transfer you back to your hotel by private vehicle.

NOTE: The above-mentioned Schedule is subject to change under certain circumstances like delays due to weather and air traffic.

What's Included
  • HELICOPTER: Private Helicopter with the most experienced high-altitude pilot.
  • HELICOPTER SHUTTLE: All shuttles required depending on the group size for Kala Patthar Landing.
  • KALA PATTHAR LANDING: Brief stopover at Kala Patthar vantage point to enjoy the majestic vistas.
  • AIRPORT PICKUP AND DROP: All transfers from the Hotel to the Airport and back.
  • BREAKFAST AT EVEREST VIEW LODGE: 1 hour stop over at the world's highest inn, Everest View Lodge for a 5-star breakfast with a view
  • EQUIPMENT: Nepal Pyramids provides you with warm jackets without any additional cost.
  • EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT AND FIRST AID: All helicopters are equipped with necessary emergency equipment like oxygen and a first aid kit for safety.
  • TAXES: All government taxes, airport fees, and service charges are covered.
What's Excluded
  • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
  • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter.
  • BREAKFAST: Breakfast, Tea, and Coffee in Everest View Lodge.
  • SANCTIONS: Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
  • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
  • PERMITS: National Park Permits.
Essential Trip Information

Is there any risk of Altitude sickness while doing the EBC Helicopter Tour?

Yes, there is a risk of Altitude sickness while doing the EBC Helicopter Tour. The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour includes a brief stop and an opportunity to disembark the helicopter at Kala Patthar viewpoint, which sits at an elevation of 5,350 meters (17,550 feet). At this high altitude, there is a risk that passengers may develop symptoms of altitude sickness during their 10-15 minutes spent there.

Altitude sickness is caused by reduced oxygen availability and falling atmospheric pressure at high elevations. It typically takes more significant and prolonged exposure to high altitude than the brief Kala Patthar stopover to develop severe manifestations. However, even mild symptoms like headache, fatigue, and shortness of breath can occur.

To deal with any such risks and maximize passenger safety and comfort, supplemental oxygen cylinders are available on board the helicopters to provide relief if any passengers start exhibiting concerning signs of altitude sickness while at Kala Patthar. Given the very limited time spent at that highest elevation, the majority of passengers tolerate it without major issues.

While unlikely to become dangerously severe, vulnerable individuals may still develop mild symptoms during the stopover. Remaining properly hydrated, limiting exertion, and promptly alerting guides if you feel unwell are all recommended precautions.

Those with pre-existing medical conditions that could be complicated by altitude exposure may wish to consider alternative Everest sightseeing helicopter tours that do not land at elevations above 5,000 meters. Please consult with your doctor if you have any concerns about your fitness for this activity.

Our guides have extensive high-altitude experience to assist passengers, but avoiding prolonged exposure remains the best way to prevent altitude problems. Please let us know if you have any other questions!

Daily Helicopter Tours to Everest Base Camp

We offer daily helicopter tours from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp. Fly like a bird to Mount Everest's foothills and enjoy a bird's eye view of the highest peaks in the world.

Our experienced pilots ensure a safe, comfortable journey with guaranteed departures every morning. Make memorable moments landing at Base Camp OR Kala Patthar. Enjoy the surrounding glaciers and the mighty Himalayas for 15 minutes on the ground.

Economical Tour Option for Solo Travelers

We also provide the option to join small group tours and split the costs, making these epic helicopter adventures more affordable. Meet fellow travelers and take home new friendships along with the views.

Booking and Payments

To confirm your tour date, submit your passport copy and preferred travel date. Deposits can be made in cash or by credit card at the airport before departure (all card payments are subject to a 4% transaction fee).

Cancellation Policy

We refund 100% of deposits if helicopters cannot fly due to weather or technical issues. This ensures a risk-free booking.

Flight Route:

The route flies east from Kathmandu over hills and villages before refueling at Lukla, Tenzing Hillary Airport. Continue witnessing breathtaking Himalayan peaks and glaciers until reaching Everest Base Camp. The return journey includes breakfast at Everest View Hotel before arriving back in Kathmandu after a life-changing adventure.

Contact us @ +977 9851052003 to learn more and confirm your epic journey soon.

Why choose us (Nepal Pyramids) for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour:

  • At Nepal Pyramids, we take pride in being the safest travel organization in Nepal and you may choose us with complete confidence for your helicopter tour experience to Everest Base Camp. 
  • As the premier Travel Agency in the region, we only work with the most reputable and safety-focused helicopter charter companies in Nepal. 
  • We have thoroughly assessed their pilots, maintenance records, and operational procedures to ensure they meet our strict standards.
  • When you book your Everest Base Camp tour through Nepal Pyramids, we will arrange everything from picking you up at your Kathmandu hotel to dropping you off once back in the city after your incredible Himalayan adventure. 
  • Throughout your entire tour, we will be in constant communication with the helicopter company, tracking your flight path and keeping tabs on all safety issues. 
  • We make sure to only use helicopters, widely regarded as the safest and most reliable helicopters for flying in the challenging weather and terrain of the high Himalayas.
  • Your safety is our top priority every step of the way. We promise to get you to Everest Base Camp and back safely while also providing exceptional customer service and hassle-free arrangements at a very competitive price. 
  • With years of experience in operating Trekking, Climbing, and Helicopter tours, we guarantee you the best value, service, and tour experience possible. 

Nepal Pyramids Pvt. Ltd. operates daily helicopter flights to Everest Base Camp with a commitment to safety and quality. We offer both private charters as well as seats on group flights that anyone can book. Our best price guarantee and special discounts apply whether you book a solo seat or charter the entire helicopter. With years of experience flying in the Himalayas, our team of professional pilots and knowledgeable guides ensures a memorable journey amidst the world's highest peaks. Contact us today to reserve your flight to Everest Base Camp and benefit from our exceptional service.


All helicopters touring high-elevation terrain in Nepal have a maximum takeoff weight of 450kg from Kathmandu. However, landing weight capacity varies by altitude:

  • Syangboche (Everest View Hotel) - 3962m/13000 feet: 450kg
  • Pheriche - 4,200m/13,779 feet: 420kg
  • Kala Patthar landing at 5350m/17,552 feet: 220kg

Due to Kala Patthar's steep terrain and high elevation, the reduced 220kg landing weight frequently requires splitting passenger groups into two shuttle flights from Pheriche. One-half of the group will land first, disembark to explore, then reboard so the second group can land.

By necessity, we cannot accommodate all 4-5 passengers on a single flight to Kalapathar. We appreciate your understanding of these altitude-based weight restrictions for safe landings.

FAQs for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

1. Can we do both Kala Patthar landing and breakfast at Everest View Lodge

Yes, you can do both Kala Patthar landing and Breakfast at Everest View Lodge. Usually, passengers have an option of either landing at Kala Patthar or a 1-hour stopover at Everest View Lodge for a luxury Breakfast. However, on request passengers can do both but additional costs may apply.

2. Maximum Altitude of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trip

The Everest Base Camp helicopter trip typically reaches heights of 5,500 meters and may exceed this altitude in certain areas.

3. What are Landing Locations and Duration?

The helicopter lands on the Kala Patthar viewpoint for a brief duration of approximately 10-15 minutes. Weather conditions and landing areas can affect the landing. Furthermore, on requirements, we land at Everest View Lodge, the world's highest inn for breakfast.

4. Duration of Helicopter Stay at Kalapatthar?

Due to extreme cold and altitude considerations, the helicopter lands for a short duration of 10-15 minutes to ensure engine functionality and minimize altitude sickness risks. However, with more people, the helicopter does shuttling from Pheriche since they are only allowed to take 2 passengers at a time for landing at Kala Patthar. This Shuttling shift takes approximately 10 minutes which will give passengers enough time to enjoy the majestic vistas of Everest.

5. Pilots Experience?

Pilots possess over a decade of experience and are experts at flying tourists into the high-altitude terrain of Nepal. They are equipped to handle emergencies and facilitate helicopter evacuations if necessary.

6. Do you provide food on the Tour

We provide a stopover at Everest View Lodge at Lukla where you can buy yourself a luxury Everest breakfast.

7. Transparency in Pricing and Group Benefits?

Our trips offer transparent pricing without hidden costs. Joining a group of up to 4 individuals or Chartering a Heli if you are a group of 4 or 5 reduces the overall cost.

8. How can I book this Tour?

To secure a booking, an advance trip payment is required along with passport details. Various payment methods, including bank transfers, credit card payments, and online payments, are accepted.

9. Scheduling International Flights?

The Everest Base Camp helicopter flight concludes by noon, allowing participants to schedule international flights after 2 PM.

10. Emergency Oxygen Provision?

Oxygen cylinders are always available to address emergencies.

11. Can we request for a Chartered Helicopter?

Yes, you can request for a chartered Helicopter. Private helicopter tours to Everest Base Camp can be arranged, and cost-effective options are available for groups of up to 5 people.

12. Weather Considerations

Weather in the Everest Region is unpredictable, and live updates are sought before commencing flights. Early morning weather is generally more favorable.

13. Contingency for Bad Weather

In the event of adverse wind conditions, safety takes precedence, and landing at Kalapathar or Everest Base Camp may be impacted. Cooperation and understanding in such situations are appreciated.

Why Choose Nepal Pyramids?

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