Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - the dramatic journey above the soaring high Himalayan peaks, gorgeous Khumbu Glacier, charming settlements, luxuriant hills and sparkling rivers. Feel the thrill of getting so close to the world’s highest stunning Mount Everest (8848m) within a short time period.

If you’re an adventure seeker but don’t have limited time to explore the dreamed destination Everest Base Camp, here’s an ideal option of Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp which sets you right behind the majestic Mt. Everest and encircled by other incredible peaks such as; Mt Cho Oyu, Mt Amadablam, Kusum Kangru, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar, Tibetan mountains and more.

Without facing any difficulties of trekking in high-altitude terrain, the Everest Heli Tour offers a secure and hassle-free way to experience the admiring Everest region, permitting travellers to marvel at its breathtaking natural wonders. Landing at the Kalapatthar is the major highlighting point which surely takes your breath away and amazes you for a while!

Immerse yourself in this amazing EBC Heli Tour to escape the mesmerizing lifetime adventure. As the thrilling odyssey commences from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp towards the quaint Sherpa village and gateway of Mt. Everest Region Lukla. Later, the scenic EBC chopper flight continues to Kalapatthar where the heavenly wonders nestled. Capture the magnificent sights and hop back to Kathmandu.

Get in-depth information about the Luxury Everest Helicopter Tour through this blog.

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Top Attractions of the Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp

  • Thrilling Heli Flight over the world’s lofty peaks Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Amadablam and many more.
  • Landing at the worldwide scenic destination, Kalapatthar.
  • Set amidst the glorious Everest Himalayan ranges capture the breathtaking scenery for a lifetime.
  • Enjoy your breakfast at the renowned Everest View Hotel.
  • Witness the bird’s eye views of stunning landscapes, Charming sherpa villages, incredible Khumbu Glaciers, and amazing Icefalls.
  • Interact with Sherpa people and learn about the mountainous lifestyle, cultures, customs and traditional attire

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Travel Insights

Tour Region                                  Everest Region

Total Duration                               4-5hours approximately

Trip Grade                                    Easy level

Minimum Person                         1-5 Pax

Tour Days                                    One Day Tour

Best Season                                January to June & September to December

Max. Altitude                                5644meter (Kalapatthar)

Transportation                             Helicopter Flight

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Exploring Kalapatthar: Everest's Majestic Overlook

Kalapatthar – Nepal’s most sought-after viewpoint which amazes every individual with the astounding beauty of the Everest Region. Everest Base Camp Heli Tours offers to explore the marvellous destination in a very easy way and soak into the beauty of the high Himalayas.

Admire the closest scenery of stunning Mt. Everest, Mt Pumori, Khumbutse, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and many more. Capture the mesmerizing sights in your heart and phone which indelibly mark for long-lasting. Standing at the high altitude of 5644m will be a greater experience that sets an amazing impression.

Embarking on the Journey: Heli Tour to Everest Base Camp

Helicopter Tour is the best choice to embark on this captivating voyage to the top destination Everest Base Camp. As the world-renowned trekking terminus, the Everest Base Camp is the dream area for every traveller around the globe.  

With an exciting Heli flight above the luxurious green hills, soothing rivers, glaciers and to the base camp of Everest, these EBC Heli Tours offer the complete package filled with adventure, nature and cultural insights. Upon reaching base Camp, surround yourself with the magnificent Himalayan Sights that assuredly will be the best time of your life with the Himalayas. So, make sure to click the incredible picture yourself with the heavenly natural grandeur.

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Entering the Realm of Ice: Khumbu Glacier Expedition

Nestled in between Mount Everest and the LhotseNuptse ridge, Khumbu Glacier is considered the world’s highest glacier and stands at an elevation of 4900m. Never miss this chance to witness the breathtaking Khumbu Icefall and be awe-inspired for some time, only possible if you undertake the EBC Heli journey!

Undoubtedly, a great impression on everyone that assuredly spellbound for a long time. Everest Base Camp is the heavenly place that everyone desires to be once in a lifetime.

Enjoy Breakfast with a View at Everest View Hotel

Sitting close to Mount Everest and enjoying breakfast from Everest View Hotel (3962 meters) is the ultimate experience that adventure seekers or traveller enthusiasts want in life. In a limited timeframe, the Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp made it possible from a junior to senior level for a thrilling experience.

Appreciating breakfast in such a marvellous location is always a delight. When that location happens to be one of the world’s highest-altitude hotels, the exhilaration is perceptible. Make sure to manage it for once which will surely mark for long-life.

Everest Base Camp Heli Flight Route

The Heli Flight commences from Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and soars you above the tropical green hills towards the east. Get aerial views of delightful landscapes, gleaming rivers, luxuriant forests and Nepalese settlements. On reaching Lukla – the gateway of the Everest Region, the thrilling flight continues to Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar right there catch the astounding high Himalayan vista and be awful for a certain time.

The EBC helicopter journey will guide you over Namche Bazaar, Syangboche, Khumbu Glacier, and the famous Everest Base Camp, ultimately touching down at the spectacular Viewpoint of Kalapatthar. As you step onto the heavenly place, find yourself at an altitude of 5545 meters, an exhilarating height! This Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is worldwide popular for its exceptional views of the snow-capped peaks and the amazing hospitality of the Sherpa community, whose smiles are as enduring as the mountains themselves.


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Outline Itinerary for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Day 1 – Heli Flight from Kathmandu – Everest Base Camp (Kalapatthar) and back to Kathmandu

Best time for the EBC Helicopter Tour

Mount Everest Base Camp helicopter tour offers an exciting high-altitude experience in the Khumbu region. This exploration is available throughout the year, with the best months being January to July and September to December. During this time, travellers will get to enjoy clear skies, beautiful views, and favourable weather conditions, amplifying the overall experience.

Although, during July and August, the onset of the monsoon season brings unpredictable weather. While tours are still organized during this time, there is a higher chance of flight cancellations or delays due to unfavourable conditions. Tour availability during these months is unexpected on weather forecasts, with limited dates offered to alleviate risks.

It's important to consider the weather forecast while planning an Everest tour, as it mainly affects the scheduling and feasibility of the expedition.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour cost

Exploring the Khumbu region or Sagarmatha National Park on a chopper or helicopter stands out as the ultimate exhilarating adventure to undertake. Normally, the most affordable helicopter prices in Nepal for this expedition range from US$1045 to US$1550 per person for group tours.

Alternatively, indulging in a private tour for a delightful and awe-inspiring aerial odyssey costs around USD4500 per trip. A helicopter can accommodate up to 5 individuals from your group or family, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience for all.

Safety and Wellness Protocols for Everest Helicopter Tour

It's vital to prioritize health and safety measures to guarantee a secure and congenial helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp. Before embarking onwards the journey, consult with a healthcare expert, proper acclimatization, and compliance with safety protocols, including wearing worthy clothes and bringing important equipment, are crucial. Moreover, maintaining hydration levels constantly during the tour is also an essential factor to be noticed.

Everest Base Camp Heli Tour

Eternal Himalaya also offers an Everest Base Camp Heli Tour. This tour provides a convenient, safe, and luxurious way to observe the base camp and its surrounding landscape. This tour is ideal for those looking to have an unforgettable view of the mighty Mount Everest and for those who want an adventure with a unique perspective.

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Comprehending Weight Restrictions for Everest Helicopter Tour

As the altitude surpasses 5,000 meters, the helicopter's capability to carry weight decreases especially. Generally, at the above-mentioned altitude, the helicopter can accommodate a maximum weight of around 450 kg. For groups especially 3 individuals, it's necessary to make a first landing at Pheriche to adjust the weight limit. Following this adjustment, the helicopter runs the flight to Kalapatthar.

People also Asked:

Is Everest Base Camp Heli Tour Safe?

Yes, it is safe to travel in a Helicopter while the pilot who is undertaking the flights is a highly experienced one. Following the measure of safety during the flight, you will easily complete the tour.

What clothes are preferable on a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp?

Dress should be comfortable and have to be warm as temperatures drop at higher altitudes. Carry sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat for sun protection. Wear comfy shoes suitable for rugged Himalayan terrain.

Is there any age restriction for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

There isn't a specific age restriction for engaging in the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. Individuals of all ages are welcome to join. However, children under 10 and individuals with major health concerns such as lung or heart issues should abstain from joining the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.



Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that everyone should experience amidst the Himalayan grandeur. It is especially designed for those short of time to enjoy a holiday in Nepal, as the tour is completely safe and trouble-free free also suitable for all age groups.

Flying above the terraced fields and charming villages to touching down at the base of the world’s highest peak, every step of the journey provides the awe-inspiring glamour of nature and the unbeatable human ethos.

Be ready to unlock the elegance of Everest Base Camp through the thrilling Helicopter Ride like never ahead.



Mr Ram Sharan Adhikari is a Managing director of Eternal Himalaya Adventure, Trekking exerts in Nepal. Eternal Himalaya provides exceptional trekking experiences in Nepal’s majestic landscape as well as Tibet, Lhasa, Mount Kailash tours and Bhutan tours. Additionally, we invite travellers to experience the beauty of Nepal Himalayas, cultural immersion, and memorable adventures. Eternal Himalaya offers high-altitude trekking, city tours, hiking, mountaineering, helicopter tours, mountain vistas, and cultural encounters to fulfil travellers’ dreams of inspection and the creation of lifetime memories. send us your feedback!