The travelers that are bound with time prefer to explore the Everest Himalayan range in a single day, which is exclusively rewarded by the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. You can enjoy the charismatic attractions of the Khumbu region with a short and scenic helicopter ride to EBC from Kathmandu via Lukla.
The entire Everest Helicopter tour is for 3.5-4 hours, taking off from the domestic airport of Kathmandu to EBC and fly back. During the trip, you will be landing at Lukla, Kalapatthar, and Everest View Hotel for refueling, exploration, and breakfast. Lukla is also a gateway of the Everest Base Camp Trekking at 2800 meters altitude. Flying from Lukla, the helicopter offers you the real charm of the Sherpa valleys around Dudh Koshi Riverside along with Namche Bazaar.
During the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp, you have options of landing at Everest base camp or Kalapatthar. However, our recommended stop is at Kalapatthar (5545 meters), so that you will arrest the breathtaking 360 degrees Everest Himalayan views in your camera. After all, you will get an opportunity to explore the EBC part by helicopter.
Taking a 15 minutes helicopter ride back from Kalapatthar, you will stop at the Syangboche airstrip and head towards the Everest view hotel. The exotic breakfast at the Everest View Hotel (3962 meters) is an immense surprise for the travelers during the Everest base camp heli tour. Having breakfast at the yard of the hotel, you will enjoy the enticing Everest Himalayan sceneries.
The thrilling helicopter ride to EBC is not just exploring the dramatic Khumbu region, but also experiencing a luxurious trip into the Himalayas. So, this trip is suitable for all types of people- family groups with kids and senior citizens.
What about the Himalayan Views?
The top of the world- Mt. Everest (8848.86 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), Cho Oyu (8,210 meters), Nuptse (7861 meters), Pumori (7161 meters), Ama Dablam (6812 meters), Khumbutse (6636 meters) and the surrounding snowy peaks that are hidden, can be seen only from the helicopter ride.
EBC Helicopter Tour is itself a dream trip, where you avoid all the hurdles of up and down the route, challenging high passes, and safely landing at Kalapatthar, which is a noble viewpoint of the Everest Himalayan chain. Grab this dream; we customize the trip in your preferred schedule.
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In group joining Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, the itinerary of breakfast at Everest View Hotel might be avoided. It depends on the group.
FAQs of EBC Helicopter Tour
What is the Passenger's Weight Limit?
A helicopter that flies to Everest Base Camp carries a maximum of 5 passengers with a weight limit of 500 kg. However, it is only up to Pheriche (4371 meters) from where only 250 kg is the weight limitation above it. It is due to the increasing elevation. Thus, a helicopter carries only 3 pax at once above Pheriche, all the way to Everest base camp and Kalapatthar.
How high can we fly the Helicopter around Everest?
5500 meters is the ultimate height you reach during Everest base camp helicopter tour and it lands at Kalapatthar. Some rescue helicopters even fly higher than that, but the altitude limits as higher as you fly.
How long will we land at Kalapatthar or base camp?
Landing time at Everest base camp or Kalapatthar is 10-20 minutes, which totally depends on the weather of the recent time. The weather conditions remain flexible in the mountain and it remains freezing at this altitude, so the time will be limited to 10-20 minutes.
Is it possible to take the helicopter to the top of Everest?
Of course not. The higher you fly the thin air you experience and the helicopter engine doesn't support the top altitude of Mount Everest, which is 8848.86 meters high. But of course, you can fly and take a round look of the base camp.
Based on your preference, the helicopter lands either at the Everest base camp or Kalapatthar. Our recommended place is the brilliant Himalayan viewpoint- Kalapatthar.
Are there any hidden charges during the trip?
We do not put any hidden cost on the trip. So, we mention all the things that are included in the trip.
How do I book an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with the Company?
Booking Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour package with Nepal Kameleon Holidays is just an easy and effective process. You may fill the booking form of the webpage or contact directly to us via WhatsApp: +977 9851159455 or Email: [email protected].
Once you confirm the trip booking by depositing the advance amount (25% of the total trip cost), you can send your passport copy and photo for the paperwork, which will be handled by Nepal Kameleon Holidays.
Can a solo traveler join a group for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
We offer group joining Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour for the solo travelers. For this, you must book the trip early mentioning the date. You will join the enthusiastic travelers.
Do you carry oxygen tanks during this helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp?
There will be oxygen cylinder back up for the travelers in case of emergency. Some travelers might get high altitude sickness symptoms.
Can we take Kids or Senior Citizens on this Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
If you are interested to take your kids or senior citizens along in the helicopter tour to EBC, you can do it. It is a luxurious service with oxygen back up at the helicopter.
How professional and experienced are the pilots for this Helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp?
Pilots are highly professional and experienced in taking travelers to the mountain and rescuing trekkers and mountaineers. They are well informed about the geography, weather, challenges and high altitude problems. Your helicopter ride to Everest base camp is perfectly safe.
Why Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
Why Book with Nepal Kameleon Holidays?
We are Kathmandu based local helicopter tour operator in Nepal. With our professional network and enthusiasts, Nepal Kameleon Holidays have been organizing Nepal Helicopter Tour Packages in various regions and Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the most popular package.
Best time to do Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
If you can manage time in October-November, they are the most preferable months for the EBC Helicopter Tour. It is because of the crystal clear weather in the morning. The Himalayan views can be explored outstandingly, including the top of the world- Mt. Everest (8848.86 meters).
Even December-January is a suitable month for Everest exploration by helicopter; however, you may need to pack more warm stuff due to chilling weather.
March-April is another great time in spring to explore the Everest wonders with suitable weather.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost
It depends: if you are in a group joining Everest base camp helicopter tour, the tour costs 1000 USD per person and the private trip would cost 3900 USD. In a single trip, there will be a maximum of 5 people.
What is the route of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
Once you take off from Kathmandu, you fly towards the northeast and land at Lukla. Then it flies above Phakding- Namche Bazaar- Tengboche- Dingboche- Lobuche- Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp. Then it takes you to Kalapatthar and the helicopter lands for 10-20 minutes. The reversing route is Kalapatthar-Everest View Hotel- Lukla and finally flies back to Kathmandu.
Other Helicopter Services of Nepal Kameleon Holidays in the Everest Region
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is our most popular helicopter tour package. Besides this, we offer various helicopter trips directly from Kathmandu or from Lukla. Other options include combining packages of trekking and helicopter ride.
1. Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Ride and Vice Versa
This ensures your trip to Everest and helicopter flies even at the time when the airplane can't take off due to harsh weather. It is about a 45-minute helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla. Similarly, if you want to fly back from Kathmandu to Lukla, but the weather does not allow the plane to fly, we organize a helicopter ride option.
2. Helicopter ride from Lukla to Everest Base Camp and Vice Versa
Nepal Kameleon Holidays offer short and exciting day trips from Lukla to Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour and vice versa trip. This shortens your trip and offers an opportunity to explore the glorious Khumbu vistas from your helicopter seat with a luxurious form. The trip is about 25 minutes. If you want to go back to Lukla from Everest Base Camp by helicopter, we are ready to offer this service with a quick response.
3. Helicopter flight from Lukla to Kala Patthar and Vice Versa
About a 25 minutes helicopter ride takes you to Kalapatthar flying above the Dudh Koshi River valley. If you want to take a round trip from Lukla-Kalapatthar-Lukla, you will get 15-20 minutes ground time to explore the snowy Himalayan peaks and capture abundant pictures. We also take you one way back from Kalapatthar to Lukla by helicopter.
4. Helicopter flight from EBC to Kathmandu
You are trekking to Everest base camp, but want to come back to Kathmandu with an easy option; you can take our helicopter ride from EBC to Kathmandu. You can avoid the downhill route and explore the hidden gems of the Khumbu region from your luxurious helicopter seat. It takes about 1.5 hours from EBC to Kathmandu by helicopter via Lukla.
5. Helicopter flight from Lukla to Gokyo Lake and Vice Versa
We organize Lukla to Gokyo Lake Helicopter ride and back to Lukla after exploring the majestic view of a blue turquoise Lake and massive Himalayan vistas. It takes about 20 minutes from Lukla to Gokyo Lake by helicopter. We also provide a one-way helicopter service from Gokyo Lake to Lukla or Kathmandu.
Major Attractions of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Lukla Airport (2,860 meters)
Lukla airport serves the entire Everest (Khumbu) region being a transit of travelers. Either you are on your Everest base camp trekking or EBC helicopter tour, you land at Lukla. Trekkers begin to walk from this place, whereas a helicopter flies further towards the EBC. The tiny Tenzing Hilary airstrip of Lukla is also regarded as one of the most adventurous airports in the world.
Lukla is an iconic town in the Everest region. It is a travelers' hub in the sense that you begin the trek from Lukla and ends your journey at Lukla. It is quite densely populated by the Sherpa people, offering all types of facilities like bank, atm, hotel, restaurants, bakery and many more services.
Pheriche (4371 meters)
Pheriche is an alpine location on the way to Everest base camp. It is an important stop for the Helicopter tour to Everest base camp, especially if you are in a group exceeding three people. Due to the thin air region, a shuttle service is given to maintain the weight that a helicopter can take. Trekkers also prefer to stay overnight according to their schedules. There is a rudimentary hospital in Pheriche, which is opened in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). They are peak seasons for trekking, peak climbing, and expeditions.
Everest Base Camp (5364 meters)
Everest base camp is just a mecca for adventure seekers. Thousands of international trekkers hike to EBC and get an adventurous experience. The EBC helicopter tour takes you to the EBC, where you will get a close view of the landscape, almost touch the wall of the world's tallest peak and capture abundant pictures/videos.
Kala Patthar (5,545 meters)
Kalapatthar has abundant tales to share. It is a base, where travelers explore outstanding Himalayan views of the Khumbu region and for this reason; it is the most vantage point to explore the snowy peaks. Along with the tallest peak of the world, you will get a close-up view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, Changtse, Lhotse, and the surrounding peaks. The ground time (15-20 minutes) is exclusively rewarding at this point. Due to the altitude and weather conditions, the ground time is quite limited.
Everest View Hotel (3,880 meters)
The most luxurious point with a mountain category 5 star hotel, Everest View Hotel welcomes luxury seekers in the Khumbu region. It is a great location to have an impressive breakfast exploring the Himalayan sceneries. The hotel is located above Namche Bazaar.
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