Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour




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Trip Overview

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is an unforgettable chance to experience the Everest area from above, including the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848 meters/29,029 feet). The four-hour journey begins early in the morning at Kathmandu’s domestic airport.


The four-hour journey begins early in the morning at Kathmandu’s domestic airport. As the plane lifts off, the holy Himalayas can be seen. We land at Everest View Lodge for breakfast and exploration before continuing to Everest Base Camp. We returned to Kathmandu after snapping several shots from the air and on the ground.


Heli Tour to Everest Base Camp, We land at Everest View Lodge for breakfast and exploration before continuing to Everest Base Camp. We returned to Kathmandu after snapping several shots from the air and on the ground. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the spectacular Everest area, including Mt. Everest (8,848 meters/29,029 feet). We witness Sherpa communities, monasteries, and other sights besides the amazing Ride. Like the popular Scenic Mount Everest Sightseeing Flight, the Everest Base Camp helicopter trip is well-known for removing the necessity of trekking to the summit. Some prefer to go straight to the destination, while others prefer to make their mark over the whole trail.


The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is ideal if, like them, you are pressed for time or just like to do things your way.


There are minimal to no restrictions on the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, in contrast to the Everest Base Camp Trek. Anyone older than six is said to be able to travel. This excursion is also well-liked by tourists who wish to include a 1-day itinerary in their bucket list while visiting Nepal.

 Major Highlights

  • Private helicopter and ground views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Nuptse, etc.
  • A pleasant and safe travel to the Everest region
  • A beautiful vantage point of the Himalayan peaks during a beautiful helicopter flight
  • An overhead perspective of distinct villages such as Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and so on
  • Arrive at the high-altitude Lukla Airport—a unique experience
  • Get up close and personal with EBC and Kala Patthar, the greatest place to see  Everest and its surrounding peaks.
  • Enjoy breakfast at the world’s highest hotel and take in the views of immaculate lakes, the Khumbu Glacier.

Safety & Security of the Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp

This one is one of the safest routes to and from Everest Base Camp.

Numerous hikers have required rescues during their journey for a variety of ailments, including cramping, stomach poisoning, altitude sickness, and other conditions. However, the tour needs to become more familiar with these issues.


The Everest Base Camp helicopter service from Kathmandu and Lukla has been almost perfect. The pilots who operate these trips and the helicopters to EBC are among the greatest in the world, having performed countless rescue operations and more.

The helicopter has emergency oxygen cylinders in case of low oxygen issues, which are quite unlikely. 

Packing List and Weight Limits 

The journey from Kathmandu to Lukla has a maximum passenger weight limit of 500 kg (1100 lbs). Due to the thin air density after Pheriche, the weight restriction is lowered to about 250 kg (550 lbs). The group is split into two Pheriche subgroups for this reason.

This journey is brief. The trip will take less than four hours, but the memories will last a lifetime. In five hours, you will return to your Kathmandu hotel.


However, it’s always advisable to be resourceful and ready for everything that may arise.

Sublime Trails suggests the following packing list for your brief yet exciting helicopter ride to the Everest region:


  • An additional layer of warm clothes
  • Shoes that are comfortable (preferably running shoes)
  • Gloves
  • A sun hat or peak cap with neck protection is recommended.
  • Tissues for water bottles, lip balm, sanitizing gel, and period supplies
  • (Optional) camera
  • Phone (Nepali SIM card preferred)
  • Phone Powerbank (Optional)
  • Passport (and any additional papers you consider necessary)
  • Windbreaker Jacket
  • UV-protective sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • A suitable foundation layer of clothes

What’s included

What’s Excluded 

Cost of an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

we tailor each program to the specific needs of our customers. Our Everest Helicopter Tour is reasonably priced. The cost of a Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp begins at USD 1350 and varies depending on customization. Contact us at any time for additional information on the Everest Helicopter Tour price.

Cost of a Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Our private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Nepal allows you to travel solo to Mt. Everest’s base camp. The above-mentioned pricing is only valid for the group trip. If you are traveling alone, a private flight to Everest base camp via helicopter costs between USD 5000 and USD 6500 for each trip. 


You can fly solo or join one of our scheduled departures. A group Everest Helicopter fly landing trip will cost you less, but you will have to go with other people from all over the world.

Costs for a Group taking an Everest Base Camp helicopter trip

If you have a party and wish to fly to Everest Base Camp, please contact us at any time. For optimal enjoyment, we provide inexpensive Everest Helicopter ride costs as well as a guided excursion. 


The cost of the trip is determined by the size of your group. If there are two members in the party, the cost will be roughly USD 1200 per person. The price listed above will decrease as the number of participants in the group increases.


Every shuttle has a weight restriction. As a result, in the event of weight control, we may need to utilize the extra shuttle, which incurs an additional payment that is divided by the group members.


Fees and Permits

To begin, you will need your passport to check in at the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport. Each member of the excursion will be given a boarding permit by a Sublime Trails official.


The following are the permit fees that you will be required to pay throughout your trip.

Note: Although the costs are shown in US dollars, we recommend bringing the Nepalese currency counterparts in cash.

Permit Fee for Sagarmatha National Park: USD 30

Local government tax: USD 20

Breakfast at the Everest View Hotel: $25

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Day Tour Routes

Kathmandu – Lukla – Namche – Tengboche – Dingboche – Pheriche – Lobuche – Gorakshep and flying over Everest base camp and then landing above Gorakshep at the base of high Kalapathar hill.

When is the best time to go on an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

Except for the monsoon months of mid-June to mid-September, when days are thick with dark clouds that hamper the vistas and pleasant Helicopter rides, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Day Tour may be done virtually all year round.


The best months for clear views and helicopter tours are March to May and mid-September to mid-December when temperatures range from -05° C to + 5° C in the morning and at night under shade away from sun lights.

How to book an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Tour?

Whether you are in a group or you are on your own, we are available all the time to assist you with your Everest base camp helicopter flight tour. To confirm the group joining for 1-3 pax, go to our Departure details section below on our website. If you are a pax of 4 to 5 or above in the group, use our Custom Online Booking system.


For your group joining a tour, you will be mixed with other groups and charged according to the prices mentioned in the above table for the EBC Helicopter flight tour cost for the years 2024 and 2025. If you are in a group, we will need to provide you with the total number of people in a group and the total body weight of each individual. We can help calculate the total cost for this tour for your group.

Itinerary of one-day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Tour

05:50 AM: Transfer from hotel to Kathmandu Airport/Helipad

06:15 AM: Check-in at the Helicopter counter

06:30 AM: Flight to Lukla airport by Heli

07:30 AM: Land in Lukla for Defuel

07:50 AM: Flight toward Khumbu and Everest Base Camp

08:25 AM: Overfly the Everest Base Camp and land at Kala Patthar 5500m for 10-15min for photos and video

08:55 AM: Flight to Shangboche helipad and have breakfast in Everest View Hotel

09:35 AM: Ride back to Kathmandu/ may stop at Lukla for fuel

11:50 AM: Arrival at Kathmandu Domestic Airport

12:15 PM: Drive back to the Hotel.

Why book a helicopter tour to Everest Base camp?

Booking a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp can be an exhilarating and efficient way to experience the majestic Himalayas and the iconic Mount Everest. Here are some reasons why people choose to book helicopter tours to Everest Base Camp:


Scenic Views of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks: Helicopter tours offer breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other peaks. The aerial perspective provides a unique and awe-inspiring experience that you may not get from ground level.


Time Efficiency Trip to Everest: Traditional treks to Everest Base Camp can take several days or even weeks, depending on the route. Helicopter tours allow you to reach Everest Base Camp in a matter of hours, saving time and energy. This is particularly appealing to those with limited time or physical constraints.


Avoiding Trekking Challenges: The trek to Everest Base Camp involves challenging terrain, high altitudes, and unpredictable weather conditions. Helicopter tours offer a more comfortable and less physically demanding alternative for those who may not be able to undertake a strenuous trek.


Unique Flying Experience: Flying in a helicopter over the Himalayas is a unique and unforgettable experience. It provides a sense of adventure and achievement, allowing you to witness the world’s highest peaks from a vantage point that few people get to experience.


Flexibility: Helicopter tours can be more flexible in terms of scheduling, making it easier to plan the trip according to your preferences and time constraints. Weather conditions in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, and helicopters can navigate around adverse weather more effectively than trekkers.


Special Occasions: Some people choose helicopter tours to Everest Base Camp for special occasions, such as anniversaries, birthdays, or other celebrations. The breathtaking views and unique experience make it a memorable way to mark important events.


Photography Opportunities: A helicopter tour provides excellent opportunities for photography. You can capture stunning aerial shots of the Himalayan landscape and share these unique perspectives with friends and family.


It’s important to note that while helicopter tours offer many advantages, they are typically more expensive than traditional trekking options. Additionally, the experience may not be suitable for everyone, especially those with certain health conditions. Always consider your fitness level, altitude tolerance, and personal preferences before choosing the mode of travel to Everest Base Camp.

The Most Important Information About the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • The number of people enjoying the Everest Base Camp helicopter trip is determined by the weather in the area.
  • Only in clear weather will the helicopter land and take off.
  • You can land in specified locations that are predetermined ahead of time.
  • If that is not feasible due to specific circumstances, it can land in the next best potential spot.
  • This shared helicopter trip requires you to join a party of 5 people.

How Safe Is Nepal’s Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

We are dedicated to providing safe Everest basecamp helicopter trips. Our shuttles are powerful enough to endure the high winds and storms up there while remaining safe. In Nepal, we provide an Everest helicopter trip at a high altitude of 5,643 meters, with a helicopter landing necessary to reach the base camp. The major purpose of this excursion is to view Mount Everest and the Himalayan mountains. This excursion does not leave in severe weather or when it rains. Because helicopters require 1.5 km vision, this excursion is only accessible when the weather is clear. In one word, the Everest Basecamp helicopter trip is secure. We also collaborate with highly qualified individuals.



  • Round-trip helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp
  • Breakfast stop at a tea house on the way to the base camp
  • Exploration of the base camp and surrounding area
  • An experienced photographer as a guide
  • Photography opportunities throughout the tour
  • Necessary permits and fees
  • Oxygen cylinder (if required due to altitude)
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Transportation to and from the airport in Kathmandu
  • Additional meals and beverages
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, phone calls, and laundry
  • Travel insurance
  • Any additional activities or services not included in the tour package

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