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    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - <span class="font-light">4 hrs</span>
    • DestinationNepal
    • Durations4 hrs
    • Trip DifficultyEasy
    • ActivitiesTour
    • MealsBreakfast
    • VehicleHelicopter
    • Group SizeMin. 1 Pax

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    Trip Overview

    Trip Highlights

    • An hour's helicopter ride to Lukla, the gateway to Everest base camp
    • Fly over the stunning Dudh Koshi River valley
    • Explore the Sherpa cultural hub and Khumbu trade center- Namche Bazaar and Khumjung
    • Tengboche Monastery and Pangboche
    • Pheriche (a shuttle service is given from this place (4371 meters) if you are in a group of more than 3 pax
    • Take a trip to Everest base camp and reach the closest point to Mt. Everest
    • Land at Kalapatthar (5545 meters) and enjoy a 15-minute break with a photo session of the Himalayas
    • Well, exotic breakfast at Everest View Hotel is another surprise 

    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 flying 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 you will arrest the breathtaking 360 degrees of Everest Himalayan views with your camera. After all, you will get an opportunity to explore the EBC part by helicopter. 

    • Kathmandu to Lukla: about 1 hour, stops about 10 minutes for refueling
    • Lukla to Everest Base Camp or Kalapatthar: 20-25 minutes
    • Kalapatthar landing time: 15-20 minutes (depending on weather)
    • Everest Base Camp or Kalapatthar to Everest View Hotel: 15 minutes
    • Breakfast at Everest View Hotel (ground time): 30 minutes
    • Everest View Hotel (Syangboche)-Lukla to Kathmandu: 1 hour 10 minutes

    Taking a 15-minute 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 travelers during the Everest base camp heli tour. Having breakfast at the yard of the hotel, you will enjoy the enticing Everest Himalayan scenery. 

    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.

    The maximum takeoff weight is 2250 KG, with 5 passengers capacity excluding the captain. The maximum altitude that the chopper ride can take you is 23000 feet.  Above 4300 meters (Pheriche, only three passengers will be carried at once. So if you are more than 3, there will be a double shift. 

    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 to your preferred schedule.

    We are easily accessible via WhatsApp: +977 9851159455 

    Best Time/Season for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour can be done throughout the year, however, there is some special time/month/season that offers an amazing overview of the Himalayas and the surroundings. 
    Spring Season 
    Spring season (March, April, and May) is a wonderful time for the EBC Heli tour.  The spring season offers great days with temperatures of 15-17 degrees during the day and around -10/-15 degree Celsius. The entire region to 3700 meters is dominated by lush woods and rhododendron woods. The landscape above 3700 meters is rocky terrain and looks dramatic in spring. 

    Autumn Season
    The autumn season (September, October, and November) is a wow season for the EBC Helicopter Tour. The weather often remains crystal clear which allows great pictures of the Everest Himalayan chain from a closer distance. If you want to know about the temperature, it remains around 20 degrees in the daytime and it reaches around -15 during night. 

    Winter Season

    December January and February remain snowy and frozen in the Khumbu region. These months are tough for trekking and the trekking trail is often blocked by the snow. But definitely, EBC Helicopter Tour takes you to the bosom of the top of the world and the snowy surroundings around EBC and Kalapatthar. Winter EBC Heli Tour is bliss for travelers. However, you need warm outfits and stuff like warm hiking boots, woolen socks, UV ray-protecting glasses, woolen hat, and muffler, etc. 

    Safety in EBC Helicopter Tour

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is safe and sound in fine weather. Helicopters are friendly transportation in the Himalayas as weather changes may appear suddenly. Even while the airplane is not being operated. Helicopters are well-serviced and operated by professional (highly experienced) captains. We don't compromise in any safety matters to our clients and get proper weather information on the Himalayan terrain. On the other hand, the landing altitude is 5500 meters without stopping the engine. 

    Oxygen assistance is given on the helicopter ride to the Everest base camp. It avoids the risk of getting caught by high altitude sickness and breathing problems. 


    Day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour (about 4 hours)

    7:00 AM: Reach at the airport and check-in, prepare to take off. 

    Flying early in the morning means getting crystal clear views of the Himalayas and the entire surroundings. So, we transfer you to the airport early in the morning. After completing the check-in formalities, proceed to the helipad.

    7:00 – 08:00 AM: Kathmandu- Lukla (Fueling) Flight Time: 45 Minutes Ground Time: 15 Minutes

    We fly in the northeast direction once the helicopter takes off from Kathmandu. It takes about 45 minutes to land at Lukla, which is a Himalayan gateway to the Everest region. Landing at Lukla, you will get 15 minutes to get off and explore around as the helicopter needs refueling.

    08:00- 08:25 AM: Lukla – Everest Base Camp (Kalapatthar) Flight Time: 25 Minutes Ground Time: 15 Minutes

    We take off from Lukla and fly above the Dudh Koshi River valley. The mesmerizing view of Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Tengboche, and Pangboche looks dramatic. They are Sherpa settlements. If you are in a group of more than 3 people, a shuttle service is given from Pheriche because of the weight limitation in the thin air region. If we don’t stop at Pheriche, we reach Everest Base Camp in about 25 minutes from Lukla and take around over there. You can feel the giant Himalayan walls just nearby you. The magnificent landing destination is Kalapatthar (5545 meters) and it's incredible to capture the 360-degree views from the location. Due to the altitude and extreme cold, the ground time is provided15 for minutes.

    8:40 – 08:55 AM: Everest Base Camp (Kalapatthar) – Syangboche Flight Time: 15 Minutes

    Spending a short but quality time at Kalapatthar, we fly back to Syangboche, where the iconic Everest View Hotel is located. It takes about 15 minutes.

    08:55 – 09:25 AM: Breakfast Time at Everest View Hotel.

    We enjoy a wonderful breakfast witnessing the dramatic Himalayan peaks of the Everest region at the Everest View Hotel. After half an hour, we proceed towards the helicopter.

    09:25-10:35: Syangboche – Lukla – Kathmandu Flight Time: 1hrs 10 Minutes

    From Syangboche, the helicopter takes off and flies back to Lukla, where it stops for about 10 minutes for refueling. Then it proceeds to Kathmandu waving goodbye to Lukla, a picturesque town in the Everest region. Finally, we greet back to Kathmandu.

    10:35-11:00- Airport to the hotel.

    Nepal Kameleon Holidays' representative will pick you up from the airport and transfers you to the hotel. 

    If the provided schedule isn't suitable for you, we are able to create personalized travel arrangements according to your preferences and requirements.
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    Cost Details

    Cost Includes

    • Sagarmatha National park entry permits
    • Airport tax
    • Chartered Helicopter
    • Breakfast at Everest view hotel
    • All government tax
    • Passenger insurance

    Cost Excludes

    • Your personal expenses
    • Any meals that are not explained above 

    Dates & Availability

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