Published Date :30 Nov, 2022
Everest Base Camp Heli Tour in Nepal
Everest Base Camp Heli tour offers an opportunity to visit Everest Base Camp (5360m) in a helicopter. This is a 4 to 5-hour tour that takes off from Kathmandu domestic airport and directly flies to the base camp of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Spend around 15 minutes at the base camp enjoying the stunning view of the tallest peaks in the world including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Nuptse, Island Peak, etc. The Heli tour package also includes a breakfast break at Everest View Hotel in Syangboche at 3860m.
The Everest Base Camp Heli tour is a luxury tour targeted at those who do not have enough time for trekking but still would like to see and feel the mountains with their own eyes. Those interested can charter a helicopter tour for a private trip. But if you are a single individual, you can also join a tour group on a sharing basis.
Itinerary for Everest Base Camp Heli Tour
Group joining : 1200$ per person
Chater flight : 5500$
Early Morning between 6:30am to 7am. Expect delays depending on whether condition.
• Drive to Tribhuvan International Airport Domestic Terminal
• Our office staff will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to Tribhuvan International Airport. Meet the representative of the helicopter company for confirmation and necessary procedures for the helicopter flight
• Participate in a short flight briefing by the pilot before boarding the flight
• Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m) where the helicopter will undergo refueling which takes about 15 minutes. Enjoy splendid mountain views of Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Ganesh (7,429m), Gauri Shankar (7,134m), Ganesh (7,429m), Shishapangma (8,013m), Gyachung Kang (7,952m), Pumori (7,161m), Nuptse (7,855m), Lhotse (8,516m), and Ama Dablam (6,812m).
• Fly from Lukla to Kalapthar (5545m) which takes around 5 minutes. The helicopter will fly over Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche Monastery, Dingboche, Lobuche and eventually land at Kala Patthar.
• Sightseeing in Kala Patthar (If requested)
Enjoy 10 to 15 minutes of taking in views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Manaslu, Nuptse, Island Peak, and Khumbu Glacier from atop Kala Patthar.
• Fly to Hotel Everest View in Syangboche
After sightseeing in Kalapathar, fly to Hotel Everest View in Syangboche for breakfast. Enjoy more panoramas of mountains while over a warm breakfast. You will spend around 30 minutes in Syangboche.
• Fly back to Lukla for refueling and then fly to Kathmandu
Fly from Syanboche to Lukla for a stop layover for approximately 15 minutes. Thereafter fly back to Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu)
• Our staff will receive you at the airport and drive you back to your hotel
What Is The Best Time For Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is offered throughout the year. However, Spring and Autumn seasons are considered the best time for Heli tours because of the clear weather and great visibility of mountain peaks.
Is Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Safe?
Everest Base Camp Heli Tour is quite safe. Experienced pilots operate helicopter tours with regular assistance from technical experts. All the passengers are mandatorily insured by the helicopter company.
How long is Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
The entire duration of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is about 4 to 5 hours however the actual flying is 2 to 3 hrs. You will spend 10 minutes in Kala Patthar or Everest Base Camp for mountain viewing and another 20 minutes at Everest View Hotel for breakfast
Do we land at Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar?
Kala Patthar is mostly used for landing for the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. Occasionally, depending on weather conditions, the helicopter may also park at Everest Base Camp.
What Is the maximum height reached during Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
Kala Patthar is the highest point you will reach on Everest Base Camp Heli Tour. However, sometimes helicopters also tend to use Everest Base Camp (5364m) for a layover.
What is the flight duration from Kathmandu to Kala Patthar Or Everest Base Camp?
The flight takes one and a half hours to reach Kala Patthar or Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu.
Can anyone enjoy Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
Everybody can enjoy the Everest Base Camp Heli tour, even the elderly and kids.
Can I Cancel the flight? Is there any cancellation charge?
You can cancel the Heli tour flight at least 72 hours prior to the flight schedule. However, a 30% cancellation charge will be due.
Do I need to acquire permits for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
Yes, you will need to obtain Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit as part of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The permit cost USD30 and will be issued while buying the ticket from the helicopter company.
Is breakfast included in the Everest Helicopter tour package?
Breakfast is part of the Everest Helicopter tour package. On your return flight, you will stop over at Everest View Hotel in Syangboche for 30 minutes to enjoy a warm breakfast. There is the option for either continental breakfast or American breakfast. If you wish to celebrate, you can open champagne at your own expense.
What type of camera is best to capture photos during the Everest Base Camp Heli tour?
To capture high-quality (long-range) photos of mountain peaks, professional photographers recommend using DSLR camera, Sony, or Canon series with a collection of wide-angle and zoom lenses. General photos of people, culture, and flowers can also be taken with Go-Pro and normal cameras. Don’t forget to bring along additional batteries, a tripod, or other supplementary gadgets if you require them.
Will there be any flight delay in the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour?
There is a possibility of facing delays for Everest Base Camp helicopter flights, especially during adverse weather conditions.
Will I get a refund if the flight is canceled due to the helicopter’s technical problem or weather conditions?
Yes, you will get a full refund in case the flight is canceled by the helicopter company.
What if I cancel the helicopter tour for personal reasons?
Yes, you can get a full refund if you cancel your helicopter tour 72 hours prior to the flight timing.
Can I add an extra destination on the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour?
If you are interested, you can certainly add more destinations to the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour itinerary. Please inform us in advance so we can design an itinerary that best suits your interests.
How long is Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is of 3 to 4 hours duration.
How experienced are the pilots for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour?
All the crew members of the helicopter including the pilot are highly experienced and certified professionals. They hold a national and international license to operate helicopter flights. The pilots have years of experience flying commercial helicopters and mountain Heli tours.
Is there any chance of suffering from Acute Mountain Sickness during the tour?
The probability of suffering from AMS during a helicopter tour is extremely unlikely. However, the helicopter company provides oxygen supplementary along with first aid treatment if required.
Can you book The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour for me?
We provide booking services for our clients if they want to do an Everest Base Camp tour. Please let us know of your interests while booking with us.
What airlines operate the Everest Base Camp tour?
Simrik Air, Air Dynasty Heli Service, Prabhu Helicopter, Manang Air, Heli Everest, Altitude Air, Summit Helicopters, Kailash Helicopter, and Mountain Helicopters all operate Everest Base Camp tours every day and round the year.
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