Location: Everest Region
Price: US $960 P/P
Min. 5 Pax
Not required for a day tour
only Breakfast on Everest view hotel
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The Everest base camp Helicopter tour is the journey of a lifetime. This journey is so popular that a Helicopter takes you to the Base of the world's highest mountain Everest. This tour seems only for rich people which is not true. We do a joining tour where people can join at a cost USD around 900 to 1100. The highlight of the tour is the helicopter and base camp which I am going to Introduce readers to these two things below:
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Three Everest Base camp
We can see two Everest base camps on the map. Both this base camp on the Nepal side is also called the North base camp. Nepali language Everest is known as Sagarmatha. Some people also call the Everest base camp as Sagarmatha base camp. The first one is the old Everest base camp and the second is the Everest base camp which is new. Both Everest base camps are standing at 5364 meters above sea level.
There is also the Everest base camp Tibet side. This base camp is also called the North base camp. It is situated at an elevation of 5150 meters above sea level. Tibetan and Chinese people Named Everest Chomolungma, This Tibet base camp is also known as Chomolungma base camp. The one we visit at the moment is the new Everest base camp.
Recent Everest base camp (EBC) on the Nepal Side
Everest base camp is the place where the expedition group tented their camp. The climbers tented their camp while climbing the world's highest peak Everest. The Everest base camp is set on the Khambu glacier below the Khambu ice fall. Nowadays people and trekkers visit the New Recent Everest base camp (EBC) on the Nepal side. The climbers also tented their camp at the new base camp.
People are choosing new base camps over old ones because of the view. We can see Everest a little from the new base camp as we cannot see from the old. The new base camp is near expedition routes too. The base camp is not a fixed place, the base camp changes every year after the glacier changes. During the climbing season in spring, there are thousands of tents as well as climbers waiting for the expeditions.
Helicopter / Chopper Meaning
The Helicopter is a kind of Rotorcraft. The lift and thrust are supplied by rotors. People also called it choppers. Rotors allow the helicopter to fly and land vertically. This also allows hovering and flies backward, forward, and laterally. The Helicopter word is adopted from the French word: HELICOPTER”. There are many English nicknames for a helicopter such as Chopper, copter, Helo, Heli, and Whirlybird.
Everest base camp Helicopter Tour
The Everest base camp helicopter tour is the most prolific tour to indulge in the Himalayas with the best helicopter company in Nepal. While in Everest base camp, you will be standing on the side of eight thousand mountains. This will admire the beauty & sublime shades of nature. A few years ago the Everest base camp helicopter tour was for luxury people but now this is very popular and many people do it.
Many People who don’t have good physical fitness are only able to accept the challenge of hiking Everest base camp. Some people who have doubts about their physical fitness do lots of training and hard work before visiting. Some people visit with luxury Everest base camp trek options as some people include yoga as well as fitness along with the Everest base camp.
Instead of doing lots of Training as well as hard work, many people will not be able to make it to base camp which is just a waste of money and time. So, to fulfill people's dream and interest the Everest base camp helicopter landing tour plays an important role. The Everest Heli landing tour is the perfect alternative to replace hard trails and different issues of altitude sickness. This helicopter tour makes it possible to capture the beauty of Everest and showcases a different part of the Majestic Peak.
For those adventure lovers, this helicopter landing tour to base camp is an ideal choice for a short flying vacation. If you have a dream to be in the base camp, come join Magic Himalaya Treks. You can Experience the best of the great Himalayas with safety and security.
Note: Important to know
This Heli landing tour to base camp is a sharing one. If you want to do a Private Helicopter tour then it will be an extra cost. We will charge you USD 40 if the Heli ride is canceled or not successful Due to the weather or other climatic reasons. The USD 40 is for pick up and drop. if you want to do 2 days helicopter tour in Everest then don't forget to visit Mt. Everest Helicopter Charter Flight Tour to Base Camp. This is a package tour for people who want to spend more time in the Everest area.
Last-minute booking is Acceptable for this tour. All the payment needs to be made before the tour starts.
One Day before Tour
We will meet you at your booked hotel and finalize the tour and do all the formalities.
We will pick you from the hotel and drop you back to the hotel after the tour complete.
We will meet you in your booked hotel and finalize the tour and do all the formalities. You can give us the name of your hotel or place you stay so that we can come there and finalize everything. If you prefer to visit our company then we will pick you up from your location. we can finalize the tour a week ago also. Remember us for all your question by email or any other means of communication that is suitable for you.
4 to 5 hours Breakfast at Everest view hotel No accommodations provide until asked.
Full Day plan
Here is the Full plan for doing the Everest base camp helicopter tour.
- Kathmandu Airport (TIA) – Fly over Nagarkot – Jiri – Land at Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla- Refueling –Flyover Syangbochea –Tengbochea - Pherichea land –Gorekshap –land at EBC/Kalapather – Take off after 15 minutes – Land at Syangboche – Hike to Hotel Everest view – Fly to Lukla – Refueling – Fly Kathmandu.
First Phase: Pick Up and drop at Kathmandu Airport ( 5:15 to 6:00 am)
Pick-up time depends on how far you stay from TIA Airport. Thamel is easy to place to pick. Our staff will meet you at your hotel with a car and driver to take you to the airport. The pick-up also depends on the weather conditions and tower alarm.
Second Phase: Briefing from the flight instructor (6:15 am to 7:15)
Before boarding the helicopter, there will be a short briefing from the flight instructor. She/he will inform you about the helicopter safety measures. If you have any questions, you can freely ask during the briefing. Later, the Captain will introduce himself and tell you some important and final notes. After that, It is time to board the chopper and Get ready for flying.
Third Phase: Fly to Lukla and ascend to Everest base camp & Kalapather - Breakfast at Everest view hotel and fly back to Lukla and Kathmandu. (7:15 am to 11:30 am)
Now we will start the helicopter ride from Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, the helicopter flies towards the east where there is Lukla airport in the Solukhambu district. We will be crossing some of the stunning mountains such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung & Gauri Sanker.
We will also be able to see the places like Junbensi, Lamjura Pass, Ramachhap, and the famous Jiri which is also known as the Switzerland of Nepal. After reaching Lukla the flight takes 15 to 20 minutes short landing to refuel. Here we have the option of using toilets, stretching & looking around.
We will be flying over beautiful Sherpa villages and somewhere dense forests. The flight has a sick view of lush green valleys and hills including snowed-capped mountains dominating the sky with their presence. From Lukla, the flight flew towards Lukla whereas some land at Kalapather or Everest view hotel. Kalapather is the highest point you will step up during this Everest helicopter tour.
The landing at Kalapather is phenomenal and stops only around 10 minutes. You can see stunning views and make some videos and pictures of Everest. After Kalapather it flies over Everest base camp and returns at Syangbochea Airstrip. Little above the heliport, there is the highest hotel in the world which is also mentioned in the Guinness World Record book. This is an Everest-view hotel made by Japanese people with Luxury facilities of services and comforts. Here we will have breakfast and return back to Lukla for fueling. After that, we will straight fly back to TIA.
Fourth Phase: Feedback about the Everest base camp helicopter tour and drive back hotel ( 11: 30 to 12:30)
Upon landing o Kathmandu, our representatives will meet you and ask you questions bout your experiences and Feedback about the tour. The truth and improvements that we need if there are any would be good to know. We will take you outside where you will have your car waiting. The car or any private vehicle will take you back hotel.
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- Transportation from and to Kathmandu by private car depends on group size.
- 4 hours Everest base camp helicopter tour landing in base camp, Kalapather & Everest viewpoint.
- Airport Taxes
- Everest National Park fee (for Private flight)
- Experience guide who is very much familiar with the area and mountains. (for private flights)
- Medical kit box and oxygen cylinder for Everest base camp Helicopter tour
- Company service charges and fees
- All government taxes and fees
- landing 30 to 40 minutes for breakfast in the Everest View hotel
- Landing stops at Kalapather's viewpoint.
- Passenger Insurance
What's not included?
- Breakfast if it is a joining flight
- National park fee if it is a joining flight
- Sagarmatha National Park fees which are US $34 to US $38 per person
- Travel Insurance during the travel
- Hard and soft drinks throughout the day trip
- Expenses for personal gear
- Tips for Everest base camp helicopter tour Staff
Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
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Private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with us via bellow contact us form.
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Everest view hotel Visit
While doing the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, we have an option of visiting Everest View Hotel for lunch tea, or breakfast. Many people do breakfast here while doing a heli tour. we can find different items here and some of the items menus are listed below.
Everest View Hotel Food Menu
We will visit the Everest View Hotel while doing the Everest base camp helicopter tour. The Everest View Hotel is one of the luxury hotels made by Japanese people. The hotel provides a variety of delicious food items. The hotel takes good care of clients' tastes and preferences. Here are some typical food Items we can find at Everest View Hotel.
We can have Nepali food on the Everest base camp helicopter tour which is popularly known as DalBhat. DalBhat means Lenten soup with rice. It is served with curries, papads, pickles, and many more items. We can also get MoMos, Gundruk, and many Nepali cuisines. These traditional items provide the real taste of Local culture.
The hotel often serves all kinds of international dishes including Pizza, Burgers, and sandwiches. People can select the international cuisine from the menu which we do for individuals as well as Buffet service.
Himalayan region Special
We can find fresh Yak cheese items as well as Yak meat items which are Himalayan region Special. The Yak Steak and Yak Burger is what many people like most.
Everest View Hotel has lots of breakfast options such as many kinds of Sets of Breakfast. We can also enjoy pancakes and fresh fruit after you finish doing the Everest base camp helicopter tour. Some people also love to have toast and Boiled Eggs.
Hot and Cold Drinks
The View Hotel has many options for hot as well as cold drinks. You can select lots of drinks from the Menu. They also provide herbal tea and regional alcoholic drinks. We can also find lots of cold juice and cold drinks such as Coke, and Fanta. Butter tea is must must-try thing in this area.
Hotel Own Bakery Products
The Everest View Hotel makes its own bread and cakes items which you will enjoy during your visit either by trek or ding Everest base camp Helicopter tour.
The Everest View Hotel also serves great vegetarian food for people who are vegetarian.
Next Options on Mt. Everest Helicopter Charter Flight tour to Base Camp
If you have time and you want to spend some time in the Himalayas then this Option is the best for you. you can enjoy the Himalayan More than anyone if you take this tour option. Magic Himalayan Treks Introduce this tour because many magic Himalayan treks clients want to stay more time in the Mountains. If you want to visit 2 days tour options then simply click the below link and query us.
CAAN new Regulations to ensure Helicopter safety
After the Manang Air helicopter crash during the Everest base camp helicopter tour, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has issued new regulations to ensure the safety of helicopters. These rules will help in avoiding Chopper accident which is mentioned below:
1. CAAN has formed a team for daily control and supervision of helicopter and STOL operations.
2. Authority to issue permission to helicopter operations, including the rescue flights, to be centralized at ATD during this monsoon till September with periodic review on a weekly basis for the effectiveness of this provision.
3. Either point of origin or destinations during operation to be aerodromes only.
4. Non-essential flights like mountain flights, and external load operations (sling flights) showering of flowers by helicopter to be retracted till September.
5. The flight crew having a share in the company shall not exercise the privilege of license for all types of commercial flights.
6. Above item 5 to be incorporated for necessary amendment in AOCR so as to address various issues at the policy level including required amendment in the enforcement manual.
Interesting Facts about Helicopter service in Nepal
Here are some of the Interesting Facts about Helicopter activities in Nepal:
- On May 14, 2005, Didier Delsalle set a world record for landing a Helicopter at the summit of Everest.
- The Popular movie EVEREST inspired by Into Thin Air book and the Indian Bollywood movie UUNCHAI featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Parineeti Chopra also use Helicopter tours to do research and shooting.
- There are many Helicopter services in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and different parts of Nepal for Wilderness experience.
- The Hollywood Movie Everest is inspired by and features the riskiest rescue flight done by Nepal Army pilot Lt. Col. Madan Kc who flew an MI-17 Helicopter to 5700 Meters to rescue Mountaineers in 1996.
Areas covered by Helicopter Operators
According to the Aviation regulatory body of Nepal, there are currently Eleven Commercial helicopter companies in Nepal. All these companies operate Everest base camp Helicopter tours. These companies provide Domestic short-range and long-range chopper flights in Nepal. Some of the common areas being covered by these operators in Nepal are:
- Chartered Flights
- Cargo and Courier Flights
-Heli tour Service
-Rescue search and Medical evacuation
-Ariel's photography and Videography
-An expedition, adventure (skydiving, Skiing & Pilgrimage tour
-The Nepal Army has its own helicopter which they use for defense and military purposes.
Helicopter Companies in Nepal
There are many helicopter operators in Nepal with different companies. All these Helicopter companies are active operator of Everest base camp Helicopter tours. Here is the list of Helicopter Companies in Nepal.
- -Heli Everest
- -Altitude Air
- -Mountain Helicopter
- -Air Dynasty Heli Service
- -Manang Air
- -Prabhu Helicopter
- -Kailash Heli Service
- -Fishtail Helicopter
- -Simrik Air
- -Shree Airlines
- -Mustang Helicopter
Everest base camp Helicopter Tour Service with Safety & Security
The Everest base camp Helicopter tour ranks as one of the top and safest ways to get to the base camp of Everest and back. We all heard about lots of trekkers who had to be rescued during their trek due to various illnesses. Such as Altitude sickness, Food poising, Cramps, and other different problems. All these problems are almost not there to be heard during the Everest heli tour. Due to no problem at all this is the safest tour in Nepal.
In terms of dealing with the low level of oxygen, we provide the people who have come here on a tour with proper oxygen cylinders. So you don’t have to worry if the altitude might pose a severe problem. We will take care of the safety and security.
Everest base camp Trek VS Everest Base camp Helicopter tour VS Everest base camp Heli Trek
All these three Trips aim to reach the base camp of Mt Everest and see Everest from close ranges. Among these three, one does this in 12 days, one in 8 days and one do it in a day. The Landing Everest base camp Helicopter tour is one of the Shortest or just a day tours of Nepal. We have Everest base camp trek and Everest base camp Heli trek which is more than a week program. Here the one-day tour cost you more than the other two longer trips.
There are no kinds of walking on the Everest base camp helicopter tour whereas the other two are a combination of trek and Heli ride. The Everest base camp trek and Everest base camp Heli trek are the perfect combination of hiking, walking, and enjoying the Mountain View. We need to book both ways Plane flights for the Everest base camp trek but for the Everest base camp trek and helicopter return, we don’t need to book a return plane flight. For the Everest base camp, we don’t need both a fly-in and fly-out plane flight to Lukla.
We don’t need accommodations for one day Heli tour but we need to reserve accommodations for other both treks. We need a special licensed trekking guide for the Heli trek and Everest base camp trek but no need for an Everest helicopter tour. The cost difference between the three trips is as below:
Everest base camp Helicopter tour cost is between $ 900 USD to $ 4500 USD in sharing basis to private Options.
Everest base camp trek cost is between $1250 USD to $ 2300 USD which is based on Budget, Standard, and basic luxury options. We can do $5000 USD per person by saying five stars in Kathmandu and possibly five stars in Trek to Yeti Mountain home, Everest summit lodge & Everest view hotel.
The cost for the Everest base camp Heli trek is in between $2100 USD to $ 2700 USD on the basis of standard, Budget & basic luxury options. We can also do five-star category services staying in five stars hotel.
Adventure sports at Everest (extreme sports)
The Everest base camp helicopter tour is an easy thing to do and no records are made by this way tour. Mount Everest has always been a host to many winter sports and adventures. We can do snowboarding, Ice hockey, skating, skiing, paragliding, and base camping besides Mountaineering. sports already started in the 1970s when Yuichiro Miura became the first man to ski down Everest. She descends nearly 1300 vertical meters. After that many others also ski in Everest. Many people are also injured and die during these sports.
Steve Mckinney is the first person to fly a hang-glider off the mountain. The first paraglider to descend Everest is the Frenchman Jean-Marc Boivin. He did this adventure in 1988. In 2011 two Nepali made a gliding descent from the Everest summit. They take 45 minutes to descend down 5000 meters. On 5 May 2013, the beverage company Red Bull sponsored Valery Rozov who successfully base-jumped off the mountain. He did this wearing a wingsuit which is also the world record for the World's highest BASE jump.
Everest base camp Helicopter tour Booking and cancelation policy
Traveling and booking is difficult and hard to understand for many people. The pre-booking and reservation are done for getting a better price. Before doing any booking online you must find out the company with the best booking policy and best cancelation policy. This is because many trekking and travel company charges more than unexpected cancellation charges.
Here are some booking and cancellation terms and policies that you must go through before booking with Magic Himalaya Treks. The below mentions Terms and Policies will be applied and make you understand any Unexpected circumstances.
Everest base camp Helicopter tour Booking Policy
For booking an Everest base camp helicopter tour, you need to pay some advance so that we can arrange your flexible dates. You need to pay exactly 20% of the total cost as an advance payment. Some company asks to pay up to 50% which is inappropriate. The cost you are paying is refundable and we will see the conditions. Down below the cancellation policy, you will know more about it. The remaining 80% of the cost need to pay on arrival.
If you prefer the full payment in advance then that is also possible and it’s safe with Magic Himalaya. Our company accepts different payment options such as Credit cards, Master cards, Visa, and Direct bank transfers. For doing payments there are some charges from the bank under a policy of the Nepal government. We don’t accept traveler’s Cheques but accept cash.
Everest base camp Helicopter tour Cancellation Policy
There can be Situations in your life when you have no options other than canceling your booked tour. This might be a serious emergency or different and difficult unseen situations. In that conditions, there are no other options besides canceling your helicopter tour. During canceling there will be different things and cancellation policies that you need to know. The below points guide us and make it clear.
- *If you cancel the tour one day before the tour then you will get 30% of your advance payment deposit.
- *If you cancel the tour three days before the tour date then you will not get 10% of the Deposit.
- *If you cancel the tour a week prior to the tour date then you will not get 10% of the deposit.
- *If the tour gets revoked due to weather or any other circumstances then you will get 1005 of the deposit.
- *If the customer wants to cancel the tour after the start of the trip then you shall not get any money back.
- *On the day of the tour if the company finds a cancellation request then cancellation charges will be levied accordingly.
- *If the company cancels the tour, the cost will be fully refundable or postponed further suitable for you. It’s your choice.
- Note: Once you booked it’s better not to cancel the tour instead you postpone or refer to your friends/family.
Everest base camp Helicopter tour Vital Information
During the offseason, the weather in the Everest region fluctuates. Sometimes, Bad weather may cause the flight to be delayed, canceled, or changed entirely.
The captain discusses where and when to land in an emergency situation.
The captain may give you a few extra minutes to enjoy the scenery which mostly depends on circumstances.
Our entire helicopter has oxygen tanks in case you need them or if something goes wrong.
The helicopter will not land or fly if the situation is not favorable.
On high elevations, the Helicopter does not land for more than ten minutes.
During the landing phase, the helicopter engine was kept running by the captain while getting down listening or seeing the pilot's command.
Note: Check weather if you are looking for a Everest base camp Helicopter tour.
WIFI and mobile Networks on Everest
While landing at Kathmandu International Airport, you will see Ncell and NTC Desk where you can buy a local SIM card and Internet Data. The SIM card works here in Kathmandu as well as in many parts of the Everest region for using data and making direct calls. This will make it easy in getting touch with family and friends back home.
You have free WIFI at Kathmandu airport as there is no free WIFI at Lukla airport. While landing at Ferichea, you don’t have both internet as well as calling networks. While landing on Gorekshap there is good mobile networks for calling but data might not work well. While at Everest View Hotel both data and network are working well. You can also use WIFI at Everest View Hotel for better - uploading videos and going on Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram Live. The WIFI and mobile networks are slowly improving. There is an Everest link service in the Khambu area.
If you are a YouTuber or Blogger then choose the best Networks for doing the Everest base camp Helicopter tour.
Toilet Facilities during Everest base camp helicopter tour
Toilet facilities during the Everest base camp helicopter tour are a little bit more complicated than on any other treks or walking holidays. During the trek and walking holidays, all the guest houses have a toilet but while doing Heli flights we have options of using the toilet at Kathmandu Airport, Lukla Airport, and Everest View Hotel. First of all, it is better to use your hotel in Kathmandu before driving to the airport.
If you want to go toilet at the airport then there is a Public toilet at domestic terminal buildings. On Lukla also there are toilet facilities at the airport. If you are staying long you can also use the toilets at the local tea house at Lukla. While landing at Feriche have a teahouse which has toilets within a little bit of walking distance. People also use nature here for short toilets which is not good but there any options too. While landing in Kalapather using nature is the only option or waiting till reaching the Everest View hotel to use five-star toilets.
Drinking water During Everest base camp Helicopter tour flights
Water is the second most important thing to live after the air. You can see water everywhere because 71% of the earth's surface is covered with water. Among them,96.5 percent of water is held by the ocean. All water is not possible to drink so we need to be careful while drinking water. We need to take good care of Drinking water during Everest base camp helicopter tour flights also.
We recommend people carry a bottle of water while going on flights. They can take water from the hotel or can buy it on the way to the airport also. There are also possibilities of buying at Kathmandu airport. After reaching Lukla the flights land at the airport and if you want to buy water it’s a big process which might be confusing.
You can ask some people to bring by giving them money or you have to ask pilots which is annoying. In Ferichea also if you want to buy it you have to walk towards the teahouse. You can see a flowing river on the side of the heliport but it’s not clean. The settlement of Thukla, Gorekhap, Loubecha & Jongla might pollute the water because it comes from those areas. The best options for getting water are in the Everest view hotel. The water is very expensive here because it’s a five-star category hotel.
So, the best thing is you carry your water bottle which is easy, comfortable, and safe.
Guide, Driver and Porters for Everest base camp helicopter tour flight
There is no space for a guide in the helicopter if you are doing a joining Everest base camp helicopter tour. Porter it’s not needed for the helicopter tour. It’s a day tour so we need a Driver who will drive us to the airport and pick you up after the tour is done.
Some people would like to take their guide to describe mountains. So at that time, we will provide the best guide in the Best English language. The guide has to know the itinerary and mountains well so, that he will take care of everything. If you are doing a private trek and you have space for a guide then do take it. It is worth having guides for this day's journey.
Our Responsibility on environment
As we know the Everest region is visited by many people. These Everest and Everest regions are a gift from nature to whole nations. To maintain them and keep them safe, we need to make a balance between the environment and human Beings. Our responsibility to the environment should be known by everyone.
Magic Himalaya Trekking Company in Nepal strongly believes that the environment needs to be protected well. Tourism and trekking activities bring many negative effects on our environment so we need to work to make positive aspects of tourism on the environment. Magic Himalaya is always doing this by working with the Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP) and many other organizations.
Our company is taking part in different plantation and cleaning events. Never stop our responsibility for the environment always engage in organizing eco-friendly treks and trips.
Our company also provide instant job to many people from the Everest region. Some of our company profits go to charity work. Fly with magic Himalaya and Indirectly do charity. if you are doing Everest base camp Helicopter tour than fulfill your responsibility to nature by doing some help on those volunteering projects.
Physical requirements for people doing Everest base camp helicopter tour
The Everest base camp Helicopter tour is a day journey excluding the nights in Kathmandu. We need around 3 hours of flight time and the total including breakfast and view time is around 4 hours. We also need to drive to Kathmandu airport and drive back which is around 1 hour’s total. Sometimes we need to wait in the airport for the weather to clear up.
The people doing the Everest helicopter tour don’t need to be prepared physically but if anyone wants to prepare physically that is also fine. Consulting with a doctor before a tour is good to know pre-existing blood, lungs, and hearts. It can always be lethal. Fitness routines such as swimming, jogging, and aerobic training are recommended if anyone wants to interest. This is useful not only on this tour but in daily life too.
A typical day for a successful Helicopter tour
The Everest base camp helicopter tour will reward you with a wonderful and unique experience of a Heli ride and seeing beautiful scenery. This is also popular as a luxury tour where you can take many wonderful pictures of Mountains as well as Local settlements. A typical day during a helicopter tour needs to have no clouds in the sky and a good Mountain view. To start the Tour we need to have good weather in Kathmandu which allows us to fly to Lukla airport.
The weather in the Everest region is mostly good in the morning so we need to complete the helicopter ride tour before the clouds start to come. For a successful helicopter tour to the Everest base camp, we need to avoid days with rain in Kathmandu and in the mountains area. We need to see the weather forecast to know what will happen on which day. The Weather forecast in Nepal is not fully reliable but it can give some ideas to select the best day for helicopter rides. Be aware and choose a clear day for the lifelong Everest base camp helicopter tour experience.
Save Your Time
The Everest BC helicopter tour is a perfect time-saving substitute for the trek to the base camp. Covering all the major destinations and more in a single go, each moment here is magical. Straight from the take-off to landing in the iconic Lukla, you can have a fantastic view of the landscape and lifestyle.
Nepal is home to thousands of peaks over 6000 meters, you can observe some of the iconic ones in this trek. Amadablam, Nuptse, Lobuche, Thamserku, Pumori, and other peaks are some not to miss during the flight. From the riverbeds and lower hills, peek into the alpine beauty and above in the Helicopter tour here. Save your time and be a part of this enchanting trip and return for more with Magic Himalaya.
An Everest Base Camp walk is the best Adventure place on the planet to be. All adventure lovers around the world have a dream to be on the base of the highest Mount Everest. Save your time with this Heli tour makes people's dreams come true in a short time with no difficulties.
The Everest base camp helicopter tour is what many people do as well as demand in recent times. Nepal Tourism Board is also playing an important role in making Everest popular among different nations by doing different promotional activities. Nepal Tourism Board and the Nepal government support all Everest helicopter tour organizers.
EBC flight landing tour 2023-2024-2025
At the time of the coronavirus, it is a challenge to operate the Tour. In 2021 we were able to operate a few Helicopter tours and around five treks. In 2021 We dream and hope to operate many more helicopter flight tours to base camp and many other treks. We started the tour and trek by following all the rules and regulations made by the Nepal government and the plan's successes.
We are happy to announce that all our Magic Himalaya treks members are double vaccinated from Vero cell (vaccine from China) and Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. We also follow safety rules and regulations while operating all kinds of tours.
Now, Nepal is free and does not need any kind of paper for doing a tour. People who enter Nepal can do this without any difficulties. No vaccination card is needed to show the tour. We have lots of Ebc flight landing tours for 2023, 2024 & 2025. You can join us.
Major places seen or Visit during tour
All place of Everest base camp helicopter tour flight is important and best. Today I am going to mention some of the major ones. All these places are very important places and play an important role to fulfill the purpose of doing the Everest helicopter tour.
Kala Patthar (5,550 meters) -Black Rock
Kala Patthar means ‘’ black rock ’’ in the Nepali language. This black hill called Kalapather lies on the southern ridge of Mt. Pumori and just above the Gorekshap. It is the best vantage point in the Khambu Area. This is the point where we can see Mt. Everest's closest distance.
Many people stay their night in Gorekshap after doing base camp just to enjoy the magnificent view from this black rock. Besides the giant Everest, we can see many more mountains such as Pumori, Nuptse, Changtse, Laubecha, Taubecha, Amadablam & many more.
Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters)
The base camp of Everest is the real gem of Khambu and Nepal. Standing on the base camp of the world's tallest mountain along with enjoying the sunrise & view makes you feel like the luckiest person in the world. The base camp walk is the ultimate destination for international trekkers and climbers. All the trekkers and climbers spend more than a week to reach this point which is itself an adventure.
During the climbing & expedition time, the EBC is like a market with lots of tents, people, yak & music. The helicopter flight tour is the best alternative way to reach base camp which takes around 4 hours. The base camp of the highest mountain also rewards you with outstanding views of snow-capped peaks like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori & Khumbu glacier.
The luxurious Everest view hotel (3,880 meters)
The Everest view hotel is one of the highest places on the EBC trail with luxury accommodations and facilities. This hotel is very close to the Sherpa village Namche Bazaar which is also known as the Sherpa capital in this Sagarmath national park.
The hotel has a spectacular view of Everest and many other Himalayan ranges which makes this place the destination for people doing helicopter tours as well as trekkers also visit this hotel to enjoy the rest day which is also acclimatization day. The place is also the best for hospitality. The helicopter tour will provide you with a chance to know many things about Sherpa's culture and traditions.
Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla (2,860 meters)
Lukla is one of the beautiful small Sherpa towns. It is quite popular as the starting point for many adventure routes. The routes are to Everest base camp, Gokyo Valley, Chhukung, Thama, etc. This Lukla is famous for the small extreme airport which has regular flights from Kathmandu during morning daylights.
This airport is well known as the highest airport in the world. Most of the people here are Sherpa people so we can enjoy Sherpa culture and food here. Now for business purposes, people around the lower area also live here.
For National Tourist
During the lockdown due to COVID-19, People & international travelers need to do hard work to come to Nepal. They are not allowed to enter the boundary in the early phase while during August people are allowed to enter but need to stay in quarantine. During those difficult periods, many helicopter companies started to sell the Everest helicopter flight landing tour to Nepali local people at a reasonable cost which is able to attract many Nepali people.
This tour is suitable for National tourists both high-level as well as medium-level people due to low-cost ranges. Local people enjoy this flight very much. If anyone likes to enjoy this Everest base camp helicopter tour then remember us for best operations. We are operating for local people on the best deals.
How to Book the Heli ride?
There is always a question from travelers about how to book the Heli ride. The answer is easy because Magic Himalaya Treks Company has fixed departure dates for the Everest base camp Helicopter tour which is set up at regular intervals. If you want a customized experience then contact us via email and let us know how you want us to arrange it & when.
- If a group size is between 1 and 3 and visit fixed departure sections for more details.
- If more than 3 then let us know.
- If you want to do the trek privately then leave us an email for the best rates. Our representative will get back to you soon.
More about New tour in the Market
There is a wonderful new tour in the market for international and domestic travelers. More about the new tour in the market is definitively an interesting thing. The new tour we are talking about is the Landing Heli tour to the base camp of Everest.
An Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing is a newly introduced one-day adventure in Nepal. While telling more about new tours in the market, we always focus on this day tour. It is especially focused on visiting the base camp of Everest as well as stopping to click stunning pictures. We will stop to click view of the Everest Himalayan range on the different viewpoints on the Everest region. The Everest base camp helicopter landing tour is an easy way of stepping foot in Everest base camp. This tour saves people from many unsuccessful attempts of being on base camp. It also saves time as well as spending money on an unsuccessful attempt.
Altitude sickness is one of the major problems people face while trekking to Everest and high mountains. Flying on a Helicopter tour avoids such problems. The Everest luxury helicopter tour is a daily activity for all age groups. It is also possible for weak physical fitness people as well as old people too. This is the perfect tour for those people who have less time but dream and wish to be on base camp and enjoy the world’s tallest Mountain View. For Those people who want to trek and fly back by helicopter, we have an Everest base camp trek by Helicopter.
Passport and visa for Visitors
Passports and visas for visitors are important things they need to visit anywhere outside their nations. A passport that has at least 6 months of Validity from the return date is needed. To get a Nepalese visa, it is possible through Nepalese Embassies or a consulate that is in the country you are from. Nepal also gives an arrival visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. There are a few countries that have to apply for a Nepalese visa from their own country.
Those countries are Afghanistan, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, and Seria, Zimbabwe wherever you are from; getting a visa is completely your responsibility. It is also needed to put full correct passport information while booking because we will need those details to get the necessary permits, tickets, etc. On your behalf. For the Everest base camp helicopter tour also need to get permits from the Everest view hotel so be ready with your original passport or copy while going for a tour.
Acute Mountain sickness
Acute Mountain sickness or AMS is one of the main risks while traveling to high elevations. As we know the Everest base camp helicopter tour also takes you over 5 thousand meters landing either on Everest base camp (5364 m) or at Kalapather View stop (5400 m). While flying at such height the body does not adjust to the surrounding temperature, elevations, and habitat so the result can be deadly. So while going on such elevations remember to get proper knowledge of altitude sickness and measures.
Here are the symptoms people get during the helicopter tour to EBC which is listed below which you need to remember. We have also mentioned the preventive measures:
Symptoms of Altitude Sickness
- Difficulty in sleeping
- Loss of Appetite
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Shortness of breath with exertion
- Keep yourself hydrate
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages
- Do not hide your problems or illness
- Try to spend a night in low elevations
- Do not push yourself
Private & Group Joining Prices
The Everest base camp helicopter tour cost for flight foremost is dependent on the group size. As you can share a chopper with other travelers or friends directly decreases the cost. Similarly, it also depends on the ways you select to do it. You can take the helicopter for yourself (Private), or join a group doing the same tour. Here I am mentioning more about Private and Group joining prices
1. Private Everest base camp Helicopter tour:
If you prefer this private helicopter tour with your friends and family, the tour price is reasonable too. It's almost a similar cost per person as other groups joining tours. If you plan such a tour then let us know through an email or contact us. We are available on Messenger, what’s App, or through any other medium. You can know the price and the availability of the tour whether you are traveling solo or with a group.
The Normal tour hours from Kathmandu to Everest and back are 6 hours. We can change it on-demand from customers. The Everest base camp helicopter tour price is US $4000 to US $4500 during the season. During the off-season, it comes from US $3700 to US $4000 Range. Contact us to know the exact cost and discounts on many festive occasions.
2. Group joining Everest base camp helicopter tour:
The cost for the Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour joining basis starts from US $ 700 per person. During the High season, the price is USD 950 per person. Actually, the cost depends on group sizes as well as the availability of seats. You can be a part of one and know more about the tour date. To know more about group joining Contact us.
Why Nabin and Magic Himalaya Treks Company?
While you do internet surfing you can definitely find other tour operators providing you with cheaper deals than us. At that time people might think Why Nabin and Magic Himalaya Treks Company? for Nepal. The answer is that the experience and satisfaction through us are unrivaled.
We guarantee you absolute ease and smoothness of the tour with a team of trained and determined professionals. Here, we tell you why chose Magic Himalaya for the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour.
- 100% Refund in case of Bad weather as well as flight cancellation
- We operate helicopter tours with the most reliable and comfortable helicopter models
- Our helicopter tours are run by professional experts as well as experienced crew members
- 24/7 Customer care and communication are available through email, calls, and other Social Networking sites.
- Best Price Guarantee with no hidden cost
- Other additional vacation and holiday packages include an Everest helicopter tour
- Safety is our top priority; we monitor everything beforehand for you.
- Our Team and Nabin the boss provide Information on all helicopter-related and non-related questions without hesitation.
- We also do help you with organizing other trips you might be interested in doing.
Benefits of Everest Helicopter landing tour
Everest base camp hits you with magical experiences in waves. In different segments and stops of the tour, you can have a peculiar experience of Everest. Going for the Everest base camp helicopter landing tour you can expect the following 10 delights which are listed below:
- This tour is the easiest way to the Southern Base Camp of Mount Everest
- People of every age and fitness can easily complete the trek hassle-free
- Breakfast and different hot beverages from the Himalayas in some of the best Everest viewpoints
- In different places of the trip well over 2800 m in elevation, you can have a look at the local lifestyle in the mountains.
- A thrill-packed landing experience in the Tenzing Hillary (Lukla) airport.
- Following the strips of Mountain Rivers, you can also have fantastic views of lush green hills.
- Capturing the wonderful moment of the tour from Kalapather standing on an elevation of 5545 meters during the Heli landing on Kalapather hill.
- Viewing the iconic Everest Base Camp with fantastic peaks surrounding it.
- Opportunities for sighting the hidden glaciers between different peaks. We can see the Khumbu Glaciers, Lobuche Glaciers, Changri Shar Glacier, Khumbu Glacier, and Khumbu Ice Fall & mesmerizing Chola Tsho Lake lie below Mount Cho Oyu. A bird's-eye view of the Sagarmatha National Park.
Different size Different Cost
We all know that Different sizes and Different costs for any tour in Nepal. It is the same here too. The Everest base camp helicopter trip cost by group size ranges from Us $700 to US $4500 too.
While doing this on a group Joining basis we will charge a cost of US $950 per seat. We need a minimum of 3 people to have a tour. Only 5 paying people set along with pilots do this wonderful helicopter tour.
If you are doing it with 4 or five people then you can have a private tour. It will cost US $3900 to US $4500 per helicopter for 5 seats.
During the off-season, it will come to US $3700 per helicopter.
During the season It will be difficult to find a helicopter due to many rescue operations as well as helicopters used by the Everest expedition group. This Everest helicopter tour price is also affected by the Kailash Manasarovar tour.
Now many people use a helicopter to go to Kailash Yatra. The cost will be around US $4000 to US $4500 per helicopter so Remember Magic Himalaya Treks for Best Price for Everest base camp helicopter tour.
Breakfast options during Everest base camp Helicopter tour
You will be very hungry when you Wake up early morning before the organizer picks you up at 5:15 then do the Everest base camp Helicopter tour. So, you need to have a proper breakfast for the day before you will take lunch or dinner in the evening.
We have two options for having breakfast during our Everest base camp Helicopter tour journey. The first option is the famous Everest View Hotel and The second one is Kongde. Yes, we can land in Kongda for Breakfast.
Breakfast at Everest View Hotel
The Everest view hotel is situated at an elevation of 3880 meters above sea level. This is a five-star hotel made by Japanese people. We can have breakfast here with enjoying the view. The cost for the breakfast is USD $17 per person. We can enjoy the stunning view of Amadablam, Thamserku, Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse-Shar, and many more.
We will also be able to see the Tyangboche monastery as well as Phortse village on a hill. You can enjoy Breakfast at Everest view hotel during this helicopter tour.
Breakfast at Kongde
Kongde is situated on4250 meters above sea level. You can know from the elevations that we can see more than Everest view hotel from here. There are lots of luxury hotels at Kongde where you can enjoy different breakfast options with the stunning view of mountains including Everest. We can see lots of new mountains from here.
The cost for breakfast here is $17 USD to $22 USD per person. We can see the beautiful Sherpa capital Namchebazer down from our hotel on the next side of a hill. Remember Magic Himalaya Treks for Everest base camp Helicopter tour where breakfast at Kongde.
Different Possibilities to reach Base camp of Everest
Apart from the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, There are Different possibilities to reach the base camp of Everest. The main is through Trekking. This is appropriate for people with moderate trekking experience and above-average fitness levels.
Similarly, it can take anywhere between 10-19 days (depending on the route and itinerary), so preparation and tour can take a lot more. With us, we will assist you from the very start until your departure and whatever is in between.
If you have your mindset in involving in a trekking vacation to the Everest Base Camp; then no worries. We also do offer you trekking packages to the EBC. Two of the most popular routes here will be from Jiri or by Lukla Flight. The Everest Base camp trek from Jiri is the classic trail used by none other than Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary; the first summiteers of the Everest.
The Flight to Lukla is one of the most popular treks in the Himalayas and it's comparatively shorter as well. The Everest Base Camp trek is flexible and you can tailor-make and customize it with us. Adding some rest and exploration days you can ensure the maximum yield from the trek.
Here are all possible other options to reach Everest base camp:
- Everest base camp trek- 16 days
- Everest base camp Luxury trek- 15 days
- Gokyo Everest base camp trek-20 days
- Everest high pass trek-20 days
- Island peak with Everest base camp-20 days
- Everest base camp trek in Helicopter-10 days
- Everest base camp Yoga trek-16 days
- 12 days Everest base camp trek-12 days
- 13 days Everest base camp trek-13 days
- 14 days Everest base camp trek-14 days
- Everest helicopter charter flight tour to base camp-1 day
- Everest base camp trek from Jiri-21 days
Magic Himalaya Treks Helicopter flights Services on Everest region
Besides this place, we provide helicopter service on demand from any place in the Everest region. We also provide helicopter service in Annapurna, Upper Mustang, Manaslu, Gosainkunda as well as the Langtang area. Remembers us by contact on [email protected] or call us at +9877-01-9849334818. We are 24*7 available.
Magic Himalaya Helicopter Service in the Everest Area of Nepal is very popular. Besides the Everest base camp helicopter tour, our company Magic Himalaya Treks provides helicopter service in many areas of the Everest region. Our Helicopter flights services in the Everest region are listed below:
1. Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
Lukla is one of the important places in the Everest region. The Lukla is also famous for Tenzing Hillary Airport and is situated at an elevation of 2860 meters above sea level. Lukla is the starting point for most of the trek including the Everest base camp trek, the Gokyo Valley trek, the Everest high passes trek & many more.
All the trekkers visit Lukla by plane and go back by plane. People traveling in this Everest region have problems with bad weather which canceled flights and delays. A Helicopter can fly in bad weather when a plane cannot fly so, people use a helicopter to go and came back from Lukla.
For easy travel, Magic Himalaya provides Helicopter flight service for people who want to take a helicopter to go and came from Lukla airport instead of flights. Remember us for a Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
2. Helicopter Flight back to Kathmandu from Gorekshap or Everest base camp
Many people do not want to walk back after they complete the most popular hike to Everest base camp. Instead of walking down the long day, people prefer to fly back from Gorekshap or Everest base camp. It takes around 90 minutes for the helicopter to fly from Gorekshap to Kathmandu.
Our company Magic Himalaya has arranged such facilities for customers for 5 years. Always remember us for the Helicopter flight back to Kathmandu from Gorekshap or Everest base camp.
3. Helicopter flight back from Gorekshap to Lukla
Many people love to fly back from Gorekshap or Everest base camp but flying there to Kathmandu is expensive so people prefer to fly to Lukla and then take a plane to return back Kathmandu. For the people and travelers benefits and easiness, our company also provides this service so remember us for any kind of service.
4. Helicopter flights from Dingboche to Lukla or Kathmandu
Magic Himalaya Treks team arranges helicopter flights from Dingboche to Lukla or Kathmandu. The pickup for travelers is from the Dingboche village which is at Chukhung Valley. It takes 15 minutes to reach Lukla on a helicopter from Dingboche Whereas 65 minutes to reach Kathmandu.
The total fly distance is 144 km from Dingboche to Kathmandu. Those People who get sick while trekking take this service to get down for medical treatment as well as safety. Those people who came by climbing the island peak, Lhotse, or any other mountain also take a helicopter from Dingboche.
5. Helicopter flight from Namche bazaar to Lukla or Kathmandu
Many people's best towns might be Namche because of the many facilities along with the mount view and Sherpa experience. People from Kathmandu want to take a helicopter to Lukla and stay there for some days and also fly back by helicopter. There are also many people who come to Namche bazaar to complete different treks and stay a few days in Namche then take a helicopter to return back Kathmandu or Lukla.
Many people do not want to walk on the last day so they take Heli from Namche and catch a flight the next morning or the same day.
6. Helicopter flight from Gokyo to Lukla or Kathmandu
Many people do the Gokyo Valley trek for the best views of the Everest Himalayan range as well as the Mt Cho Oyu view from Gokyo Ri. People during the Gokyo Everest base camp trek, as well as the Everest High Pass trek also visit this valley to see its beauty and love being here.
On reaching the Gokyo valley many people like to fly on a helicopter to Lukla or Kathmandu instead of walking down many days. At that time people can contact our company. We will provide the best helicopter at a reasonable cost. The time for the helicopter to reach Kathmandu from Gokyo is 55 minutes.
7. Gorekshep or Lubeche to Gokyo Valley Heli flight
People doing the Everest base camp trek heard about the Gokyo valley and want to go to Gokyo but they will not have enough time and the Chola pass is challenging so they have to skip the Gokyo. For all the people who want to see Gokyo and are unable due to some problems, we have managed to arrange a helicopter ride from Gorekshep or Lubeche to Gokyo Valley.
Some people doing Everest base camp trek plan their itinerary to fly to Gokyo from Gorekshap and a few nights in Gokyo and then fly back to Kathmandu.
8. Helicopter flight tour from Everest view hotel to Everest base camp
Many people enjoy watching Everest and many other mountains from Everest view point. We can see a lot of mountains and villages from this point. Some people just come to this point for trek which is known as Everest vie trek.
After reaching here they wish for going further to base camp and Kalaather which is not possible for the time limit they only have a short period of time and prepared until here so at that time they can remember us because we do a Helicopter flight tour from Everest view hotel to Everest base camp or Kalapather. If anyone wants to fly to Everest view hotel to base camp and then fly all the way to Lukla or Kathmandu.
Many people enjoy watching Everest and many other mountains from Everest view point. We can see a lot of mountains and villages from this point. Some people just come to this point for trek which is known as Everest view trek.
After reaching here they wish for going further to base camp and Kalaather. This is not possible for the time limit they only have a short period of time. So, we need to be prepared until here so at that time they can remember us. We are happy to operate a Helicopter flight tour from Everest view hotel to Everest base camp or Kalapather. If anyone wants to fly to Everest view hotel to base camp and then fly all the way to Lukla or Kathmandu.
9. Everest view hotel to Kathmandu by Helicopter
Some people who want to fly from Everest view hotel to Kathmandu then remember us. We operate this helicopter flight from Everest view hotel to Kathmandu or Lukla at a reasonable cost. People want this Heli to ride when they are tired of walking.
Some people fly directly to Kathmandu where as some people only fly up to Lukla and catch an airplane flight from Lukla airport.
10. Lukla to Kalapather via Everest base camp
The helicopter flight from Lukla to Kalapather via Everest base camp is cheaper than flying directly from Kathmandu. Some people take airplane flights to Lukla and take helicopter flights to base camp and Kathmandu which is economical for them.
People also take Kalapather to Lukla flight via Everest base camp. Remember us for any flight service in Everest by helicopter.
11. Kathmandu to Gorekshap helicopter flight
Some of the climbing group just want to fly by helicopter to Gorekshap and they trek to the base camp where they live a long time before expeditions start. Some Trekkers also fly to Gorekshap and visit the base camp and Kalapather and walk back all the way to Lukla for airplane flights. In any kind of situation, you can remember us for a Helicopter flight.
12. Pherichea to Everest base camp Heli flight
Some people trekking from Lukla and Jiri do not feel well at higher elevations. While they are at an elevation of 400 meters they also have a chance to take a helicopter to base camp and Kalapather then continue to trek further. Some people also like to fly back to Kathmandu and Lukla on the same helicopter whereas some fly to Ferichea only. Whatever the conditions, you can remember the Magic Himalaya for This Pherichea to Everest base camp Heli flight.
13. Ferichea to Lukla or Kathmandu helicopter flight
After doing the Base camp and Kalapather people are tied and do not want to walk all the way down to Lukla. Instead of walking, they like to take Ferichea to Lukla or Kathmandu helicopter flights. This is one of the best options for skipping long days walking on the same trail which you pass on the way up. Any kind of help for flight and pick up at Everest region you can remember us at reasonable and safe flight.
14. Tengbochea to Lukla or Kathmandu helicopter flight
Many people feel tied after the Everest base camp journey. Some people cannot walk due to leg pain, different other problems, or mountain sickness. Under these conditions, our company can operate Tengbochea to Lukla or Kathmandu Helicopter flights. Do remember Magic Himalaya and Mr.Nabin Baniya for this arrangement.
15. Dingbochea to Everest base camp Helicopter flight
Dingbochea is standing on an elevation of 4400 meters above sea level. People started to feel bad due to altitude sickness when they reach here. Due to this problem, many people turn back from their Everest base camp journey leaving in the middle because health is first. While trying not to take risks they have to leave their dream which they want to make a reality for a long time which is not a happy moment for them. So thinking about every trekker's dram we started to operate Dingbochea to Everest base camp Helicopter flight at the best deals and safety way.
So if anyone in such conditions wants to take this service, we are happy to serve them just remember us on WhatsApp or direct call us. We will be looking forward to hearing from you.
16. Dingbochea to Lukla or Kathmandu helicopter flight
Due to illness or any other problems if you have to go to Lukla or Kathmandu then you don’t need to worry. We provide Dingbochea to Lukla or Kathmandu Helicopter flight service at an affordable cost. You just need to pick up your phone and contact magic Himalaya Treks Heli expert Mr.Nabin Baniya. He is ready to serve you at any time. Not during the night because we don’t have a night vision helicopter to serve.
17. Tengbochea to Everest base camp helicopter flight
The trail from Namche to Tengbochea is mind-blowing for a view of Everest. Many people also do trekking to Tengbochea. After reaching Tengbochea, if people like to fly Everest base camp from there then they can remember us. We provide Helicopter service from Tengbochea to Everest base camp as well as Kalapather.
After seeing enough the helicopter also drops them to Tengbochea or further down to Lukla or Kathmandu as their wish.
Besides this place, we provide helicopter service on demand from any place in the Everest region. We also provide helicopter service in Annapurna, Upper Mustang, Manaslu, Gosainkunda as well as the Langtang area. Remembers us by contact on [email protected] or call us at +9877-01-9849334818. We are 24*7 available.
We will Be Very Much Looking forward to Serving you! Just contact us.
Helicopter landing Stop
After flying from Kathmandu International Airport the flight land on reaching Lukla. Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla is where all helicopter stop and land. The Lukla Airport is an elevation of 2860 meters above sea level. This airport is rated as the most dangerous airport for over 20 years. Many helicopter crashes and Helicopter Accidents happen here. Even regular flights or Planes crashed at this airport. There are many Helicopter landing stop in this area.
The helicopter’s next landing will be in the Everest view hotel. It is on an elevation of 3860 meters above the sea. The hotel is a luxurious Japanese hotel for luxury people as well as luxury trekkers. Many people on the way to Everest base camp trek stay at this hotel. All the people doing the Everest helicopter tour package will have breakfast here and enjoy the Everest view.
The next stop will be Kalapather’s viewpoint. See Kalapather on video. The helicopter will not be able to land on top. All helicopter land in the middle of Kalapather Hill on an elevation of around 5450 meters. The view from this point is close and bigger in size. The base camp is also available to see with the Khumbu icefall. When the weather stays constant the helicopter land on base camp too. Helicopter Landing on Everest base camp is not very common. The landing at base camp is a risk that everyone doesn’t want to take.
The helicopter flyover base camp is just above the ground and makes you feel stepping on the base camp and Khumbu glacier. The Everest base camp helicopter returns back after this wonderful trip. We are also the best Organizer of the Annapurna base camp helicopter tour. We are the complete Everest base camp helicopter tour and Trip Advisor. There are possible 4 places where the helicopter lands which are mentioned below:
Everest base camp helicopter tour landing point.
First landing point – Lukla airport
The Everest base camp helicopter tour offers many landing points in the Everest Himalayan regions. Lukla Airport is the first landing point on Everest. After starting from Kathmandu the helicopter land at Lukla airport first if everything was OK and the weather is normal.
If the emergency or bad weather then it has to turn or land somewhere on the way. The most chances of landing are at Surkhe if the weather is bad in Lukla. The main purpose of landing in Lukla is to store fuel instead of flying with a heavyweight. The pilot and traveler also can use the bathroom if they need it. Pilots also can communicate and check weather conditions up over there.
Second landing point - Pheriche
After flying from Lukla the helicopter flies towards Pheriche the second landing point. We fly by crossing Phakding, Monjo, Hillary suspension bridge, Tangboche, and Pangboche. Pheriche is situated at elevations of 4371 meters above sea level. The main reason for landing here is to leave some weight here because the Heli only carries 240 kg or either 3 people.
The helicopter pauses here for 20 minutes which is an opportunity to click some stunning pictures. We can see Long Pheriche village, Cholatse, Toubecha, Chola, Loubecha Peak, Amadablam, and many snow-capped mountains.
Third landing point – Kala Patther
The helicopter flies with limited weight from here and goes towards Kala Patther crossing Thukla, Thukla pass, Loubecha, the Italian pyramid house, and Gorekshap. Reaching Kala Patther offers the third landing opportunity for this Heli tour. Here, we can enjoy the best photogenic panorama view of 360 degrees. We can see the giant Everest close. This is the closest and best viewpoint of Mount Everest (8848.86 m).
We will have a 20 to 30-minute stop here. If the weather is perfect at the base camp, the helicopter will land on base camp but need to request the pilot for this experience.
Fourth Landing point – Everest View HotelAfter the memorial landing on Kalapather or Everest base camp, the helicopter flies back to the Everest view hotel. The Everest view hotel is situated at an elevation of 3880 meters. This is the place where you will have breakfast along with the stunning view of Everest.Along with Everest, we can see lhotse shar, Ama Dablam, Toubecha, Lhotse, Thamserku, and many others. On the way back also the helicopter land in Lukla to refuel and continue an hour's flight towards Kathmandu which is the Final or ending landing point.
Weight limit on Helicopter flight
The Everest base camp Helicopter tour has a weight limit on a helicopter flight. This rule is made because of the risk of flying high with more weight. The carrying capacity of the Helicopter is 500 kg at maximum with 5 People. The Carry capacity of the helicopter on higher elevations is reduced to 240 kg. While flying over 4000 meters it carries the capacity to reduce to 250 kg from 500 kg.
The Helicopter is able to adjust 2 people, 3 people, 4 people, and 5 people. Helicopter Flights fly straight from Lukla to Everest base camp if it carries 3 or fewer people. The weight must be less than 250 kg from 3 people. If the people exceed three and the weight is greater than 250 kg then also we need to do two shuttles from Pheriche. The extra shuttle cost extra charges. Group joining Everest base camp helicopter tour cost is divided among travelers while in private you pay extra on your own.
Everest Helicopter tour Best flight Route
The Everest base camp helicopter landing tour is a cheap (1) day Helicopter tour to Everest base camp. It is also known as the Chopper ride to Everest base camp. We have to go through these villages and places while doing the Everest base camp helicopter tour.
Kathmandu airport – Bhaktapur – Nagarkot – Jiri – Junbensi – Lukla – Nemcha – Tengboche – Pangbochea – Ferichea – Laubecha – Gorekshap – Kalapather – Everest Base Camp – Khumbu Glacier – Everest View Hotel – Lukla – Kathmandu. The route to Everest base camp by helicopter is divided into four (4) Phases which are mentioned below:
First Phase: Everest base camp Helicopter flight route
First of all the Everest base camp helicopter journey start from the Kathmandu hotel. We will drive by private vehicles to the airport where we will fly over the Kathmandu valley through Nagarkot hills then land in Lukla Village which is the famous Sherpa village and also the gateway to the Everest base camp.
Second Phase: Everest base camp Helicopter flight route
After Refueling at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla, we will fly over to Namche Bazar. Namchabazar from Helicopter looks amazing and it is the Sherpa capital. After crossing Namche, the Helicopter flyover Old Tengboche Buddhist monastery, Pangbochea village, Pheriche, Thukla, Loubecha, and then Gorekshap before landing at Kala Patthar.
Third phase: Everest base camp Helicopter flight route
After enjoying the awesome view of Kala Patthar along with making some good pictures and video clips, it is time to head back. After taking off from Kala Patthar we will go to base camp and fly over Khumbu glaciers. Then we will fly back to land on Everest view hotel for breakfast. We will enjoy some time here with breakfast and views.
Fourth phase: Everest base camp Helicopter flight route
After we have done eating, we will fly to Lukla through Namche Bazaar. We will have a short stop in Lukla for refueling then fly back to Kathmandu passing many interesting places. After landed we will drive outside Airport where we will meet magic Himalaya staff who will drive back to the hotel in Thamel.
Estimated time required for Heli tour
The time to fly a helicopter depends on the number of people they carry and it also depends on the helicopter. Some helicopter is powerful and flies faster whereas some helicopter flies a bit slower than faster ones. So there is no fixed time for reaching particular destinations. The weather also makes taking different routes that change time from one helicopter to another. Here is the approximately required time for a helicopter tour to base camp.
- Kathmandu to Lukla Takes 45 minutes around.
- Lukla's landing and then fueling time is around 5-20 minutes
- Flying Lukla to Everest view hotel is around 15 minutes
- Everest view hotel to Everest base camp is around 20 minutes
- Landing at Kalapather viewpoint is 5 to 10 minutes
- Kalapather to Everest view hotel is 15 minutes
- Landing at Everest view hotel for breakfast is around 30 to 40 minutes
- Everest view hotel to Lukla is 15 minutes
- Lukla to Kathmandu is 45 minutes
While doing a helicopter tour you need to go airport from Thamel or any destination. Most of the travelers stay in tourist point Thamel so we also calculate time from here. In the morning from Thamel to the airport it takes 20 to 30 minutes while returning from the airport you may get traffic and could take 1 hour or even more.
The total time for Everest base camp helicopter tour from Kathmandu to Kathmandu is 4-5 hours
Budget Everest base camp Helicopter tour
Everest base camp Helicopter tour itself tells you, it’s not a budget tour or program. People around the world spend a lot of money doing this helicopter landing tour to Everest base camp and Kalapather viewpoint. Those people having lots of money and prefer luxury travel use the Private helicopter for this Helicopter tour. People who have money and would love to be safe if possible can take the Joining Everest base camp Helicopter tour. The joining cost is still not cheap which cost you around $900 USD to $ 1200 USD.
There is no Budget Everest base camp Helicopter tour. The Joining Everest base camp helicopter tour is known as a budget helicopter tour in Nepal. If you really want to do it at a low cost then you need to do this tour during off-season time which is January, February, June, July, and August. But this time the weather is not at its best. During the offseason, many people don’t travel and the helicopter stays with no work.
If we can manage the 4 to 5 person who wants to do it in the offseason then we can ask for a better Budget price. Instead of staying with no work they make take on $600 USD per person. If you ever looking for a Budget Everest base camp Helicopter tour in Nepal then remembers, Magic Himalaya Trekking Company. We will do our best to find a Budget Helicopter tour to Everest base camp & Kalapather.
Equipment and clothes Preparations
During the day there will be sunshine and you will feel warm. But in case of bad weather, you will feel cold as well as uncomfortable. We recommended this clothing list for the Everest base camp helicopter landing tour:
- Windproof down jacket
- Sun lotion as well as sunglass
- A bottle of mineral water (At least two Bottle Recommended)
- Toilet paper In case of emergency
- Camera or mobile phone for taking pictures.
- Your passport or passport copies
- Trouser and sun hat
Important Notice about Flight Shuttle
First of all, you need to know Important Notice about Flight Shuttle. let me make you clear about the Helicopter shuttle. The helicopter flies always on a limited weight. The flight’s weight depends on what elevation the helicopter flying.
The helicopter cannot carry as much weight in high elevations of Everest or Annapurna as that in the Terai Regions of Nepal. So here we are talking about the Everest region which has the highest mountain. The helicopter is able to carry 5 Paying customers for the Everest base camp helicopter tour. But the altitude will not allow more weight than 250 kg or 3 people.
For taking people to Everest base camp we first fly to Everest view hotel with a helicopter full of people. Among the 5 People, 2 or three people will stay in the Everest base camp and the rest will do the tour which is the First shuttle.
Again those who are done stay in the Everest hotel to enjoy breakfast and others go for the next shuttle which is known as the Second shuttle.
If the helicopter is going with Full people then The Double shuttle is required as well as the Charges will be higher than the Single shuttle. The cost for the Double shuttle helicopter tour is US $4300 to $ 5000. The Single shuttle will cost US $3900 to US $4400.
REMEMBER: ALL THE PRICES ARE FOR HELICOPTERs NOT PER PERSON.
Everest base camp Romantic Honeymoon Tour by Helicopter
Everest base camp Romantic honeymoon tour by helicopter seems interesting itself. For Honeymoon couples, there are only a few things more romantic than this masterpiece of a tour of Everest. Nepal is one of the most gifted honeymoon destinations in the world. The Everest Heli tour for honeymoon tops all of it here.
Imagine embracing the Himalayas with your beloved and relishing the moment for the rest of your lifetime. Starting at your hotel in Kathmandu in a few hours you can have an adventure like none better here. A romantic meal in the lap of Everest is pristine. Also, be in some of the most picturesque backgrounds that the Himalayas can offer on your honeymoon trip. This tour is ideal for strengthening the bond with your dearest with the magical helicopter tour to Everest.
Safety Notes to know
There are many things that need to be followed while doing the Everest base camp helicopter landing tour. There are safety rules which will be very beneficial if you follow them correctly. Here are some of the Safety Notes to know before doing this helicopter tour to Everest.
- Travelers should fasten the seat belts onboard a helicopter during the tour.
- It is also not recommended to stand and change seats during the flight.
- Do not throw any kinds of things from a helicopter during the flying time.
- Smoking is very risky in the flights and near helicopters so avoid smoking inside or near the helicopter.
- Do not run toward the helicopter until the operators call you to come and get it.
- Inform Pilot if you have to go anywhere toilets or somewhere in Lukla or any other landing place.
- Don’t ask pilots to stop where ever you want.
Mountain we see on Everest base camp helicopter landing tour
The main purpose of the Everest base camp helicopter landing tour is to see Everest from close range and fly over the base camp. The Everest base camp helicopter landing tour is the most loved and booked tour right now due to its popularity all over. We see many things during the tour including small villages, rivers, mountains, green hills, and many roads.
We will see famous villages such as Nagarkot, Ramachhap, Jiri, Nunthala, Bhupsa, and many more. We will also see many rivers too. Here we are talking about the mountain we see while taking a flight from Kathmandu until returning back. Here is the list of the Mountain we can see on the Everest base camp Helicopter tour:
Mount Everest (8848.9 meters)
Mount Everest is known as Sagarmatha in the Nepali language and Chomolongma in Tibet language. The main highlight of the Everest base camp helicopter landing tour is the Arial view of Everest. The tallest mountain in the world “EVEREST” is standing at an elevation of 8,848.9 meters above sea level. People can witness Mount Everest very close which is a dream come true for many people and people will feel the experience of a lifetime.
The landing in Kalapather provides the opportunity to capture a clear view of Everest. We will see very close and bigger Everest from Kalapater which is standing on an elevation of 5550 meters.
Mount Lhotse (8516 m) & Lhotse shar (8383 m)
During this Heli tour, we can see Lhotse the fourth-highest mountain in the world after Everest, K2, and Kanchanjunga. The main summit of Lhotse is on the border between the Khumbu region of Nepal and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.
It lies just south of Mount Everest. Along with Lhotse e will see Lhotse Shar which is a subsidiary mountain of Lhotse. Lhotse Shar is standing on an elevation of 8383 meters.
Mt.Pumori (7161 meters)
Mt.Pumori is one of the gorgeous snow-covered peaks in the Himalayas. We can see Thing Mountain while doing a helicopter landing tour to Everest base camp. Mt Pumori is standing just behind Kalapather where we do helicopter landing. This peak is eight kilometers west of Mount Everest. In our Sherpa language, the word Pumori refers to the Mountain daughter.
In the Sherpa language, the PUMO means Young Girl or Daughter, and RI Means Mountain. This mountain was named by George Mallory.
Shishapangma (8027 m)
The Famous Mountain we can see on this helicopter landing tour to Everest base camp is Mount Shishapangma. We can see the Arial view of Shishapangma from the Helicopter flight. Shishapangma is also known as Gosainthan. It is also the 14th highest mountain in the world. The mountain is standing at an elevation of 8027 meters above sea level.
Mount Nuptse (7861 m)
Nuptse is one among many spectacular mountains which is located in the Khumbu region of the Mahalanur Himal range in the Nepal Himalayas. This Nuptse Mountain is standing next to the world,s Tallest Mountain Everest.
From the helicopter flight, we will able to see the Summit of Nuptse and the Arial view of Nuptse too. This mountain is standing at an elevation of 7861 meters above sea level. The main peak of this Nuptse is Nubtse I. It is climbed by Dennis Davis and Sherpa Tashi on May 16, 1961.
Mount Cho Oyu (8188 m)
Cho Oyu is another mountain we will able to see during our Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour. The word cho-Oyu refers to the “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan and is the westernmost main peak of the Khambu Sub-section of the Mahalangur Himalaya.
It is about 20 km west of Mount Everest. Cho-Oyu stands on the China-Tibet-Nepal Provenance No. 1 border. Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world standing on an elevation of 8,188 meters.
Mt. Tawache (6495 m)
Mount Tawache also known as Toboche is a mountain in the Khumbu region. This beautiful mountain is connected to Cholatse by a long ridge and it lies directly across the Imja River from Amadablam. It is above the Pherichea and Dingbochea villages.
Island peak (6160 m)
Island Peak also known as IMja Tse, is another peak that you will witness during the Landing day tour to Sagarmatha base camp. This mountain is on an elevation of 6189m above sea level. This mountain is a popular climbing peak.
It is a training mountain used by Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing in 1953 and the route they revealed is the same one that is used today. This mountain still people used as a training peak before attempting Mount Everest. It is because a lot of skills are required for crossing crevasses with ladders and using Jumars on a fixed line or the same.
Mera Peak (6476 m)
During the Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour, we will see another beautiful peak names Mera Peak. It is situated in the Mahalangur section of the Sagarmatha Zone. Mera Peak has three main summits. The first one is Mera North which is 6476 meters.
The second one is Mera South which is 6065 meters and the third one is Mera Central 6461 meters, From the Helicopter flight, we will see all three summits. This peak is the tallest trekking peak in Nepal among many. It is very popular and many people do it here.
Mt. Amadablam (6812 m)
Amadablam is another beautiful mountain that is seen during the flight tour while we pass Namche. This mountain is located in the eastern Himalayan range of Provenance No 1, Nepal. The main peak of Amadablam is 6,812 meters.
The lower western peak is 6,170 Meters. It is one of the very much loved and famous expeditions. The Amadablam Base camp trek is one of the Most Popular and loved trekking among visitors.
Mt. Thamserku (6608 m)
The main mountain we see on the helicopter tour is Thamserku. This is the Gorgeous Mountain which is connected by a ridge eastward to Khangtega ad the two peaks rising above 6000 meters and know as Snow Saddle. The mountain rises between the Hinku and Khumbu valleys to a saddle-shaped summit.
Mt. Kangtega (6782 m)
Kangtega commonly known as the Snow Saddle is considered to be one of the major peaks in Nepal Himalayas. The summit of this Beautiful Mountain is at an elevation of 6782 meters above sea level and was first ascended in 1963.
Kusum KaNguru (6369 m)
Kusum Kanguru also known as Mount Kangaru is a mountain located in the Khambu region of the Himalayas in Nepal. The word Mount Kangaru refers to “three snow-white Gods” in the Sherpa language which refers to the triple summit of the mountain. The mountain is the source of Kusum Khola which flows westward to merge into the Dudh Koshi at the village of Thado Koshi
Not only this, we can see many other mountains and small Peaks along the way which is not possible to mention due to its low elevations but they are equally beautiful and mesmerizing.
Food and room during tour
In the world where ever you go, you need Food and room during a tour or visit. When you are in Kathmandu airport you will meet a bunch of people asking for a hotel. They can provide according to your capacity, budget, and demands. You can also find out many hotels on Google and different hotel booking sites.
You can also ask Magic Himalaya Treks to book accommodations according to your needs. We don’t need accommodation for the tour because it is just a day tour to base camp. While talking about the meals there are plenty of restaurants and hotels providing food.
While we do the day tour we will have breakfast in Everest view hotels. They have the best local as well as international breakfast which you can choose on the menu card. While on Lukla landing there is also possible to have a cup of tea. You can ask about this to a pilot or guide if you have.
Tailor-Made tour and Departure
The Everest helicopter landing tour is an easy trip that begins with a scenic helicopter flight from Kathmandu International Airport to Lukla. The helicopter tour will provide some time to relax and take pictures in Lukla village while helicopter refueling. The tour reaches Everest base camp and land in Kalapather before having land and takes breakfast in the Everest view hotel.
The helicopter tour is a Fixed Departure tour as well as able to customize according to demands. We can also organize this tour of your time which is suitable for you. We are the best tailor-made tour organizer for Heli flights to Ebc. Not only this, you can remember us for any kind of Tailor-Made tour and Departure
Rules to be follow during Heli flight
There are many rules and regulations that are made by the Helicopter Company and Nepal government which we should follow while doing the Helicopter landing tour to Everest base camp.
These rules will also keep you safe and provide the best chances of seeing the Everest and Everest regions without any problems. Rules to be Followed during Heli flights and mentioned below:
Here are 6 rules that have to be followed:
- Travelers should follow rules according to the pilot when sitting inside the helicopter.
- Discipline is important everywhere in life and staying in a disciplined manner is needed on this tour too.
- Help to make the cooperative environment
- Follow the guidelines that are mentioned in their tourist guide
- Always pay attention while briefing and care for your belongings.
- Do not carry any things that are restricted to carry on the helicopter.
Tour for All Seasons
Weather always varies from one season to another season in the Everest Himalayan region. Here we are talking about the helicopter flying to Everest which is possible to do all year if there is a clear sky. This is also known as a tour for all seasons.
Normally in the morning the sky always clears up every day. Due to the morning flight. This is the tour for All seasons. The possibilities of view and chances are as described below:
Everest base camp helicopter tour in the winter season
December, January, as well as February, is known as the winter season in Nepal. The year begins in Nepal and Everest region with a chill of January. In this winter season, you cannot see many trekkers walking to the Everest region. You will see snow everywhere.
The weather on landing Kalapather is cold but has an awesome and crystal clear view of Everest and many others. Don’t forget to wear good jackets, pants, hats, and shoes if you dream to stay a bit longer in Kalapather and enjoy the surrounding walking and clicking pictures.
Everest base camp Helicopter tour in Spring Season
March, April, and May are known as spring seasons in Nepal. During this season the greenery and warmth of nature revive. The temperature remains warm and may rain in lower parts of the Everest region or in Kathmandu. This time of year is taken as one of the best times for the Everest base camp trek so we can see many trekkers walking on the trail.
While landing at Kalapather you will see people climbing Kalapather or trekking down from Kalapatehr's top. This is the best’s time to view the mountains and enjoy the Everest base camp Heli tour.
Everest base camp Helicopter tour on Manson Season
June, July, and August are known as Manson season in Nepal. During this time the seasonal rainfall occurs mostly in the eastern part. The temperatures are hot. Many people also do Everest helicopter tours instead of trekking to avoid flight cancellations and rains. The sky is clear in the morning so a big chance to see mountains.
Everest base camp Helicopter tour in Autumn Season
September, October, and November are known as the autumn season in Nepal. This season is the biggest and busiest season in Nepal Tourism. Many famous and bigger festivals also fall on this season which adds beauty to be here in Nepal.
Many numbers of trekkers from around the globe visit Nepal and Everest base camps. There is the number of Everest base camp helicopter travels also increased. Many helicopters fly to Everest. The views are nice and different than what we see in Manson season. This season is one of the highly recommended seasons for doing the Everest base camp Heli tour.
Famous Climbing Records Holders
People doing Everest base camp Helicopter tours cannot make records. we have to do tough work to make records. By the End of the 2010 climbing season, there were 5,104 ascents to the summits. Here is the Name of the record Holders who climbed Everest. Some are still alive as some died during expeditions or later after. The Data is taken from Wikipedia and the name may add more below after some records are discovered.
First climbed 8000 meters by Geroge Finch and Captain Geoffrey Bruce in 1922 AD.
The First climb of South Col by the Swiss Mount Everest Expedition in 1952 AD.
First Ascent on 1953 British Mount Everest expedition by Tenzing Norgey and Edmund Hillary in 1953 AD.
The First reported ascent from the north ridge by Wang Fuzhou, Gompa, and Qu Yinhau of China in 1960 AD.
The First Female ascent is Junko Tabei on 16 May 1975 AD.
On 27 May 1975 first female ascent from North Ridge was Phanthog who was deputy head of the second Chinese Everest expedition which sent nine climbers to the summit.
Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler's first ascent without supplementary oxygen was in 1978.
Franz Oppurg in 1978 AD did the first solo ascent
Leszek Cichy and Krzysztof Wielicki from Ploich National Expedition winter ascent for the first time in 1980 winter time.
Reinhold Messner in 1980 AD did the Second solo ascent and first without supplementary oxygen.
Peter Hackett the third solo ascent in the same year 1980 AD.
In 1988 AD first “cross-over” was climbed by Chinese, Japanese, and Nepali teams. This is the first to be recorded on live broadcast television.
In 1988 First Paraglider was Jean-Marc Boivin who descent first.
Lydia Bradey was the first female ascent without Supplementary oxygen in 1988 AD.
In 20 hours and 24 minutes, Kazi Sherpa did the fastest to reach the summit via the southeast ridge without Supplemental oxygen in 1998 AD.
Davo Karnicar did their first ski descent in 2000 AD.
In 2001 AD, Erik Weihenmayer made a record of his first blind ascent.
Lhapa Sherpa in 2001 AD became the first Nepali woman who did the Everest summit and survived.
Pemba Dorje was the fastest to reach the summit via the southeast ridge (south Col) with supplementary Oxygen in 2004. It takes 8 hours and 10 minutes to do this.
In 2006 Lhakpa Sherpa succeeded for the 6th time breaking his own records for the most successful Female Everest Climber.
Christian Stangl was the fastest to reach the summit via northeast ride without supplementary oxygen in 2007. It takes 16 hours and 42 minutes to do this.
Jordan Romero is the youngest male to reach the summit in 2010. He is 13 years and 10 months old while he successes this.
In 2011 Ap Sherpa took the most time to reach the summit which is 21 Times.
Phurba Tashi tied with Apa Sherpa for the most time to reach the summit in 2013.
In 2013 Melissa Arnot, an American, summited fifth time breaking her own record of successful summits by non-Sherpa women.
In 2014 Malayath Purna became the youngest female to reach the summit. She was 13 years and 11 months old when she succeeded.
Kami Rita Sherpa reached 21 ascents to the summit in 2017 AD.
Kami Rita Sherpa reached 24 ascents to the summit in 2019 AD.
Kami Rita Sherpa reached 25 ascents to the summit in 2021 AD.
Kami Rita Sherpa reaches 26 ascents to the summit and Pasang Dawa Sherpa reaches 25 ascents to the summit in 2022 AD.
How to focus on reducing your anxiety?
An Everest base camp Helicopter landing tour is flying at high elevations and also landing on some high points. Before the flight many people have anxiety and it’s not unique if you have this also. Anxiety is a feeling of fear, uneasiness, and dread. This might be because you sweat tense and feel restless.
If you have anxiety then you will also have a rapid heartbeat. It can be a normal reaction to stress. If you have anxiety then you might feel anxious when you faced different problems at work. You will also feel anxious before taking a rest as well as making an important decision.
You also can have the symptoms while doing an Everest base camp helicopter landing flight tour. To avoid such feelings and problems you can start the day with some deep breathing and meditation. You can also watch YouTube videos about tours and can visualize how it will be the flight experience. Watching videos makes your visualization better.
If you have booked this tour with partners, friends, or family then you consult and talk with them about it which will reduce your anxiety. If this is too serious for you then you can consult with a doctor and get some anti-anxiety medication that will help you during the flight tour. You don’t need to be nervous because it’s the safest form of travel and safer than car travel.
Getting In and out of Everest base camp helicopter
It is very important to follow the safety regulations even while getting in and out of the helicopter while doing the Everest base camp helicopter tour.
We should be aware of how to approach and leave a helicopter becomes even more important if your tour includes a landing, a hike, a picnic, or for just some photographs. Here are some of the rules for approaching or leaving the helicopters:
- Do not approach without receiving a visual signal from the pilot. Do not leave without visual or spoken instructions to do so. Say at the place where the pilot can see you all the time.
- On slopping ground always approach or leave on the downslope side for maximum rotor clearance.
- If blinded by swirling dust or grit, STOP –crouch lower, or sit down and wait for assistance.
- If disembarking while the helicopter is hovering, get out slowly and smoothly when cleared by the pilot.
- Do not approach or leave a helicopter when the engine and rotors are running down or starting up.
- Crouch while walking for extra rotor clearance. Always remove hats. Never reach up or chase after anything that blows away.
- Carry long objects horizontally below waist level- never upright or on the shoulder.
Trust the Pilot and the Helicopter
While doing the Everest base camp helicopter tour we need to have a good pilot and good conditions helicopter. For this, you need to select a good trekking company or a good helicopter company in Nepal that managed this well. Pilots are highly trained professionals with many hours of helicopter flying experience. This experience pilots have flown the same helicopter many times on the same routes in different weather conditions so you can trust the pilot 100% for safety.
If we talk about the helicopter they also have different things and protocols people follow. If you reached the airport a few hours before the flight then you can see what kinds of tests and measures they do before the flights. Before the flight, every helicopter undergoes a battery of tests. After the helicopter is refueled, helicopter maintenance engineers go through their protocol of checking to see if it is airworthy. The helicopter takes off only if the engineer gives approval.
Everest base camp Helicopter tour Turbulence
Most of the Everest base camp Helicopter tour is going to be smooth. However, during the take-off and landing, it is normal to have some turbulence. Some first-timers people who do helicopter first time might panic during takeoff and then don’t enjoy the rest of the tour at all. So do panic during turbulence and enjoy every beat of the Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour with magic Himalaya treks.
The most common religion in the Everest region is Buddhism. On the lower part, there might be few Hindus but massively Buddhist in all Khumbu region. For these Buddhist people, there is a number of Monasteries in the Everest region. They have monasteries in each Vital town.
Yes we need to pay trekking permit for this Everest base camp helicopter tour. We need to pay because we will land at Everest view hotel and Kalapather Viewpoint which is side the Sagarmatha national park. We need to buy permits for the Everest view hotel. But we don't need to Pay for Khambu Municipality charge and TIMS.
Every Company has its own policy and dealing policy with the customers regarding different things such as price and cost of the trip. With more people in the group, it is much better for the company and also the customers because the cost will be lower for more people. If there are 3-4 people for the Everest base camp helicopter tour then the cost will be lower whereas the cost for a single person will be more. Our company holiday tours are with no hidden costs at all.
The helicopter landing and waiting time on the base camp is not long because of wind purposes or any other reasons. If you need more time in a base camp then the helicopter will drop you and pick you up after some time which is suitable for you. The helicopter will land at some other and lower landing area which is proper and pick you up later on your given time.
If you make long waiting then there might be an extra cost which we make clear before we start. We will have roughly less than 30 minutes in Everest base camp but have around an hour in Everest view hotel for lunch and enjoy the View.
While we do the Everest base camp helicopter tour we will eat breakfast staying in 5-star category hotels named Everest view hotel. It’s a day tour so we will not experience the meals and lodges of Everest regions much.
The meals normally in the Everest regions are Hygagine and delicious. To know more about the meals you can check Food on Everest base camp trek and to know more about the lodges also you can visit our blogs about Teahouse on Everest base camp trek.
On all our treks we will provide you the safe drinking water and there are also options for buying bottled water. On helicopter flights, we advise you to carry some water. In case we need water we can buy It in Lukla as well as at the Everest view hotel.
If we need water While on Kalapather's viewpoint or Everest base camp then we will have some in a helicopter that is safe as well as drinkable. Ask the pilot for water in Kalapather and base camp if needed.
There will be a maximum of 5 people on the board. People staying in the middle will exchange seats with other people on their return to enjoy the view. The people staying in the middle cannot see much during the flight but can enjoy as much as others while landing on Kalapather, Lukla, Everest view hotel as well as Kalapather viewpoint.
When there are 5 people the helicopter has to do two shuttles from Pheriche so that at time all participants can get window seats for view.
During the Everest base camp helicopter landing flight tour the helicopter starts from 2800 meters towards 4200 meters and land at an elevation of 5550 meters above sea level. If the flight is lighter then it can fly higher in some areas if no wind blows hard.
The possible number of people for one helicopter is 5 so if you want to book an Everest base camp helicopter tour privately you need to have 5 or fewer people.
If you want to take a guide you can only have 4 people and 1 guide. We also arrange a Heli ride to EBC for single people. To do bookings about the helicopter landing flights to the base camp, email, or call us on the magic Himalaya contact details in different ways.
First of all, the Guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kathmandu and take you to Kathmandu airport. He will help you to get the boarding pass and take you to the helicopter. On the way to Lukla, he will tell you about the possible Himalayan ranges and names of mountains along with some villages down. It is worth seeing Junbensi village as well as Jiri from the helicopter.
On reaching Lukla the guide will brief you about Lukla and tell you about the mountains around. In the Everest View Hotel, he will help you to get breakfast as well as brief you and tell you about each mountain. He will also brief you whenever you will be in base camp as well as Kalapather. You can ask him about this region, Nepal, and about the Everest base camp helicopter tour.
\The most important place of the Heli ride is the base camp and Kalapather where he will help you to know more about the mountains. He will also make some of your stunning pictures with Everest as well as nature. He will also make your videos on base camp and Kalapather top. You will be pleased with his service.
Our representatives will pick you up from the Kathmandu hotel and transfer you to the airport. He will help you in getting a helicopter ride pass and take you to the helicopter port. Afterward, the pilots will brief you about the mountains and places while you are in Lukla, Everest views hotel, Kalapather, and base camp.
If you have any questions or things you can ask or consult with pilots. He is having many experiences on Everest base camp helicopter tour flights and he is very familiar with this area. He will also help you and tell you about the mountains and places on the Everest base camp trail. The pilots will also take pictures and videos for you. You can ask him/her to take it. If you don't have space for a guide that is a not big problem.
Advice: Don't ask the Pilot questions while he is flying a helicopter to the Base camp of the highest mountain Everest.
If you are alone you can join our group joining Everest base camp helicopter tour options. For this, you need to book the tour on a fixed date so that we can book other people also on the same date. If we were able to book at least 4 people including you then we will operate the tour and you can have an Everest base camp helicopter tour.
Our company works with so many other helicopter operators and companies so there is a 99.9% chance of getting a Group to join on the same date that you looking for or suits you. In case there will not be any group joining on the date you looking we will provide other suitable dates. You can check our Departure dates for the flights.
Most of the commercial flight land at Kalapather viewpoint near Everest base camp not the summit of Mount Everest. The Airbus Eurocopter B3 Model helicopter had a test flight and landed on the top of Everest. People can go there after acquiring special permission.
The landing on top also depends on the weather and stopping areas whereas sometimes it could be hard for landing while windy and cloudy might bother the landing area. If you have a dream of landing on top we will consult with the pilots and government and do our best to make your dream come true.
If there will be no tour on the day you booked, we will try for the next day or the following day if you have time. If you don’t have time we will do the refund full payments. Most tour companies deduct some amount before a refund but we will do a 100% full refund for this Everest base camp helicopter tour.
You can go through the Terms and conditions to know more about the refunds and bookings.
The Everest base camp helicopter tour is run with the aim to provide a landing facility to travelers at base camp. We will surely land on the Everest base camp. We also recommend land on Kalapather is worth it. The base camp doesn’t have a view on Everest but Kalapather has a 360-degree mountain view including Everest and Everest base camp.
The land on base camp also depends on wind speed. Sometimes the landslides damage the landing space on the base camp. In those cases, we will fly just over the base camp nearly touching the glacier of the base camp which makes us feel like being on Everest base camp. To have landed on base camp, we need to be very lucky with everything from weather, wind speed to the landing place.
Remember if you cannot land on base camp, we will make a landing on similar heights or even higher. From that landing, you can go to higher elevations until 5550 m which is Kalapather top and we do not need climbing equipment for that hike.
Yes this tour is possible to do for small kids and old people easily. I have organized many tours for small children as well as old people. Until now we have had smooth operations in this Everest base camp helicopter tour.
If you are making plans to bring kids and old parents or some others then we will operate the tour in a more careful way. the kids and old people may feel difficult in higher elevations but we are well prepared for such kinds of situations if it arrives or are seen while doing Heli flights.
Yes there is an oxygen cylinder in the helicopter. People doing the Everest base camp helicopter tour can use this oxygen if needed. The pilots will help you to use oxygen in case of emergency as well as if you need it.
Sometimes the cylinder will be empty so that might bring big problems. To avoid such problems we mostly carry an extra cylinder with oxygen full. We also check the oxygen cylinder regularly so we will have smooth operations and no one has to suffer from no oxygen at high altitudes. Our helicopter will also supply oxygen cylinders to the hotels situated at different places on the Everest trails as well as other trekking trails in Nepal.
The pilot is very well knowledge about the place as well as has done more than 500 trips. The pilots' are well experienced as well as very professional. He is very familiar with mountains and areas which makes him experts tell and briefing people about the regions and mountains.
You can ask him/her any questions related to the Everest base camp helicopter tour. Pilots are trained well and did many flights. One of the best viewpoints he/she will stop for some best pictures and views. Pilots are the one who is most familiar with this area.
Booking an Everest base camp Helicopter tour with Magic Himalaya Treks is very easy. You can just deposit 50% of the total amount in our Magic Himalaya company account.
The remaining amount of money you can pay by cash or card when you arrive in Kathmandu Nepal. You can also deposit online transfers or bank deposits for the remaining amounts. You can deposit the Amount on these details:
Bank Name: Nepal Investment Mega Bank LTD
Account name: Magic Himalaya Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd.
Dollar account No: 13201050029551
Swift code: NIBLNPKT
You can also send on :
Account Number: 01605080068183
Swift code: NIBLNPKT
Account Name: Nabin Baniya
Bank Name: Nepal Investment Bank LTd, Kathmandu Nepal.
Cancellations made 1 month or more in advance then we will do 100% refunds. Cancellation made within 15-29 days in advance then we will charge 10% of the total cost of the tour. If the tour is canceled 7 to 14 days in advance then we will incur 20% of the total cost. If cancellation is less than a week in advance you will only get a 50% refund from the total cost.
Cancellation request made within 24 hours of the helicopter has no refund. The cancellation request is accepted on call or email. If you book the Everest base camp helicopter tour on a joining basis then we will do a full refund if we cannot manage other participants for the tour to happen.
No, It is not possible to do the Everest base camp helicopter landing tour as soon as the lockdown is over. The first thing is the lockdown is not fixed how long it gonna remains. It will remain until no corona cases in Nepal. The second thing is flights are banned in Nepal from international boundaries.
This will not open until the coronavirus ended in all nations. So, right now it is very difficult to let you know when we can start operating the Everest Heli landing tour. As soon as the lockdown and international flight restrictions are over we will start taking bookings as well as operate.
Climbing Everest is very dangerous and brings lots of destruction if the weather is bad. Everest is very technical and needs proper arrangements for success whereas Everest base camp trek is less dangerous and has many obstacles along the way.
The biggest threat to the base camp trek is altitude sickness, weather, and a few other problems along the way. in comparison to both the Everest base camp helicopter tour is less dangerous. It is an easy day trip that is only harmed by wind and bad weather for a clear view.
Nepal Government has decided to reopen domestic as well as international flights despite corona cases in Nepal. Nepal government has planned to open domestic flights from 5th August 2020 whereas all international flights will start from 17th August 2020. If you are looking for a flight to and from Nepal, you are welcome. We have all trekking open in Nepal after the coronavirus.
Nepal Government had to make a decision of opening domestic as well as international flights to control and manage other problems in Nepal that came out after COVID-19. The problems seen after coronavirus is the income sources of all people engaged in this field from porters, guide, hotel staff as well as owners.
There is not a single penny as an income but the expenses such as food, rent & living are there for all. If we cannot come to have income then life will be hard for them as well as the country's economy will go down. To avoid such problems for people and nations, the Nepal government has decided to open flights and operate tourism by taking safety measures.
Yes, there is news about the Everest base camp changes on BBC, CNN, and many other news Channels. Magic Himalaya Treks team recently been to base camp and found a base camp at the same place where it used to be last time. It might change soon because the glacier is moving and changing its shape. We all know that the base camp change with glacier moves.
Yes the group Joining Heli landed many places. The reason behind landing at Everest view hotel is to drop 2 people there and take only three people. The helicopter only carries 270 kg at high elevations. Those who stay at the Everest view hotel can walk and enjoy the view of the Himalayan range and take some pictures and videos of the surrounding.
You might able to see some animals in the Everest region especially here is a chance to see Himalayan Tahr. The flights only take 8 minutes from Everest view hotel to Kalapather or Everest base camp. After returning back it will again take other remaining people and come back before returning back. Sometimes it does land in Ferichea too.
There are currently 11 licensed helicopter companies in Nepal according to the report of CAAN. CAAN stands for Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.
During the Everest base camp helicopter tour, If you are in an emergency then dial 100 on your phone and ask for the helicopter. The 100 is the emergency number of the police. If it is not that serious then you can find different helicopter companies on Google or Facebook. you can call them directly or book through a travel company.
There is no regular flight from Pokhara to Everest base camp. If you want to do a private helicopter tour then it is possible. You have to fly Pokhara to Kathmandu and then continue. We can also fly from Pokhara to Lukla but we need to make sure about fueling
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