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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - 1 Day

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Location: Everest Region

Price: US $725 P/P

1 Day

Trip Facts

Group Size

Min. 5 Pax

Trip Grade



Not required for a day tour

Max Altitude

5550m, Kalapatthar


only Breakfast on Everest view hotel


Helicopter, Car

Trip Highlights

  • Wonderful views of high snow-capped peaks with four of the 8 thousand (Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu)
  • Landing in the Magneficient viewpoint of Kalapatthar Ri (5545 m) overlooking the Everest Massif
  • Breakfast at the wonderful Everest view hotel in Syangboche
  • A slice of Sherpa Culture, Buddhist art, and tradition in the Khumbu Region.
  • Mountains descriptions and legends from our well-informed guide.
  • Sublime view of the Khumbu and Ngozumpa glacier with the Gokyo lake complex.
  • Flying beside the Himalayas with an extended view of different peaks of Nepal and Tibet.
  • The Direct flight from TIA, Kathmandu, and the shortest way to reach the EBC and Khumbu region.
  • Maximum delights even more than the Everest Base Camp Trek sometimes.


Everest base camp Helicopter tour is the journey of life time in which Helicopter takes you to the Base of world highest mountain Everest. Here I am going to Introduce reader’s about these two things.

Note: we have 5% Discount on Christmas, New Year, International Everest Day

Everest base camp (EBC)

We can see two base camps on the map. The first one is old Everest base camp and the second is Everest base camp. Here we are talking about the Everest base camp. Everest base camp is the place where the expeditions group tented while climbing the world highest peak. The Everest base camp is set on the Khambu glacier below khambu ice fall. Everest base camp is set on elevations of 5,364 meters above the sea level. Base camp is not a fixed place, the base camp changes every year after the glacier changes. During the climbing season on spring there are thousands of tents as well as climbers waiting for the expeditions.


The Helicopter is a kind of Rotorcraft. The lift and thrust is supplied by rotors. People also called helicopter as chopper. Rotors allow the helicopter to fly and land vertically. This also allows hovering and flies backward, forward and laterally. The Helicopter word is adopting from the French word: HELICOPTERE”. There are many English nicknames for a helicopter which are Chopper, copter, Helo , Heli and Whirlybird.

Everest base camp Helicopter Tour

Everest base camp helicopter tour is the most prolific tours to indulge in the Himalayas. While in Everest bas camp, you will be standing on a side of eight thousand mountain close which will admire the beauty & sublime shades of nature. Few years ago the Everest base camp helicopter tour is for luxury people but now this is very popular that many people do it. Many People who don’t have good physical fitness only able to accept the challenge to hike Everest base camp. Some people that’s 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 where 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 able to make it to base camp which is just wasting of money and time. So, to fulfill people dream and interest the Everest base camp helicopter tour plays an important role. The Everest Heli tour is perfect alternatives to replace hard trails and different issue of altitude sickness. This helicopter tour make possible to captive beauty of Everest and showcases a different part of Majestic peak. For those adventure lovers this helicopter landing tour to base camp is an ideal choice for short vacation. If you have a dream to be in base camp, come join Magic Himalaya Treks.  You can Experience the best of great Himalayas with safety and securities.

Outline Itinerary

One Day before Tour
We will meet you at your booked hotel and finalize the tour and do all the formalities.

Tour Day
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 their and finalize everything. If you prefer to visit our company then we will pick you 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.


Full Day plan

Pick Up 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.

6:15 am

Our staff will take you to the domestic terminal for check-in where he will provide you boarding pass at the entry gate. The flight normally starts at an early time around 6:30 to 7:00 every morning. During the bad weather, it may take some time to wait. The flights take around 45 minutes to reach the Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla where all the people fly by different airlines such as Tara, summit, Sita, Simrik Etc. Those people who fly Lukla airport start their trekking and hiking journeys in this village Lukla. The helicopter fueling will be done before the flights continue further. For group joining the flights landed in Everest view hotel (Everest viewpoint) but for a private tour of 1 to 3 the flight straightly land to base camp or Kalapather viewpoint.

For group joining tour the reason behind landing in Everest view hotel is to drop 3 people there and take only three people. The helicopter only carries 270 kg at high elevation. Those who stay on the Everest view hotel can walk and enjoy the view of the Himalayan range and take some pictures and videos around the surrounding. You might able to see some animal in Everest region especially here is chance to see Himalayan Tahr. The flights only take 8 minutes from Everest view hotel to Kalapather or Everest base camp. After you are done with the tour upwards you will have half-hour time to relax and enjoy the breakfast at Everest view hotel.

Around 11: 30

The helicopter will return the Kathmandu in 1 hour’s time. It follows the same route that it take on the way up.

12:30 PM

After you landed at Kathmandu airport you will be transferred directly to Kathmandu hotel or any location where you prefer.

Last-Minute booking is Acceptable for this tour. All the payment needs to make before the tour starts.

What's included?

  • Transportation from and to Kathmandu by private car depends on group size.
  • 4 hours Everest base camp helicopter tour landing in base camp, Kalapather and Everest viewpoint.
  • Airport Taxes
  • Everest National park fee
  • Experience guide who is very much familiar with the area and mountains.
  • Medical kit box and oxygen cylinder for Everest base camp Helicopter tour
  • Company service charges and fees
  • All government tax and fees
  • landing 30 to 40 minutes for breakfast in Everest view hotel
  • Landing stops at Kalapather's viewpoint.

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 the US $34 to the US $38 per person
  • Travel Insurance during the travel
  • Hard and soft drinks throughout the day trip
  • Expenses for personal gears
  • Tips for Everest base camp helicopter tour Staff

Departure dates

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

Start Date End Date Price Availability Booking

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.

Essential Information

Time Saving Tour by Helicopter to EBC

The Everest 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 landscape and lifestyle. Nepal, as 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. Be a part of this enchanting trip and return for more with Magic Himalaya.

An Everest Base Camp Trek is the best Adventure place on the planet to be. All the adventure lovers around the world have a dream to be on the base of highest Mount Everest. This Heli tour makes people dream come true in 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 Nepal government support all Everest helicopter tour organizer.

Everest Helicopter flight tour 2022 - 2023

During this corona virus time. its a challenge to operate the Tour which Magic Himalaya Trekking and tour operator accepted. In 2021 we were able to Operate few Helicopter tour and around five treks until now. We are hoping to operate many more helicopter flight tours to base camp and many other treks. During the tour and trek we follow all the rules and regulations made by Nepal government.

Now, we are happy to announce that all our magic Himalaya treks members are double vaccinated from Vero cell ( vaccine from china). After the introduction of Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. We also follow safety rules and regulations while operating any kinds of tour.

Now Nepal is free and no need any kinds of paper for doing tour. People who enter Nepal can do this without any difficulties.

Contact us for any kinds of trek tour and adventure in nepal.

The major Attractions of Everest base camp helicopter tour

The each and every place of Everest base camp helicopter tour flight is important and best, but here today I am going to mentions some of the major one. These are very important place and 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. The black hill lies on the southern ridge of Mt. Pumori and just above the Gorekshap. It is one of the best vantage points in the Khambu region. This is the point where we can see MT Everest 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 and many more.

Everest Base camp (5,364 meters)

The Everest base camp is the real gem of Everest region and Nepal. Standing on the base of world tallest mountain and enjoy sunrise and view makes you feel out of the world. The base camp is the ultimate destinations of many international trekkers and climbers. All the trekkers and climbers spend more than a week to reach this point which is itself a adventure. During the climbing and expedition time the base camp is like markets with lots of tents people yak and music. A helicopter tour is the best alternative way to get to base camp which takes around 3 hours. The base camp also rewards you with the outstanding views of snow-capped peaks like Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori and Khambu glacier.

The luxurious Everest view hotel (3,880 meters)

Everest view hotel is one of the highest places with luxury accommodations and facilities. This hotel is very close to the Sherpa village Namche bazzar which is also known as Sherpa capital in this Sagarmath national park. The hotel have a spectacular view of Everest and many other Himalaya ranges which makes this place the destinations for people doing helicopter tour as well as trekkers also visit this hotel to enjoy the rest day/acclimatization day. The place is also best or hospitality. The helicopter tour will provide you chance to know many things about Sherpa culture and traditions.

Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla (2,860 meters)

The lukla is a beautiful small Sherpa town that is quite popular as the starting point for many adventure routes to Everest base camp; Gokyo etc. This lukla is famous for the small extreme airport which has regular flights from Kathmandu during morning day lights. This airport is 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 purpose any people around the lower area also live here.

Everest Helicopter tour for ( Local )

During the lock down due to COVID-19, People and international travelers need to do hard work to come Nepal. They are not allowed to enter the boundary in early phase while during August people are allowed to enter but need to stay at quarantine. During this hard time, some of the helicopter company started to sell the Everest helicopter flight landing tour to Nepali local people on a reasonable cost which is able to attracts many Nepali people. This tour is suitable for both high level as well as medium level people due to low cost ranges. Local people enjoy this flight very much. If anyone like to enjoy this Everest base camp helicopter tour then remember Us for best operations.

​How to Book a Helicopter tour to Everest base camp?

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 customize experience then contact us via email and let us know how you want us to arrange and 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 best rates. Our representative will get back to you soon.

Short description of Everest base camp helicopter landing tour

An Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing is newly introduced one day adventure in Nepal. 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. Everest base camp helicopter landing tour is the easy way of stepping feet 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 faces while trekking to Everest and high mountains. Flying on Helicopter tour avoids such problems.

The Everest luxury helicopter tour is a daily activity for all the 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. Those people who want to trek and fly back by helicopter, we have Everest base camp trek in Helicopter.

​Passport and visa for doing Everest Heli tour

A passport that has at least 6 months of Validity from the return date is needed. To get the Nepalese visa, it is possible through Nepalese Embassies or consulate that is in the country you from. Nepal also gives an arrival visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. There are few countries that have to apply for the 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 responsibilities.

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 we need to get permits on Everest view hotel so be ready with original passport or copy while going for a tour.

​Acute Mountain sickness for helicopter travelers

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 Kalapather View stop (5400 m). While flying on 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 while 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

  1. Difficult in sleeping
  2. Dizziness
  3. Fatigue
  4. Headache
  5. Loss of Appetite
  6. Nausea or Vomiting
  7. Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive Measures

  1. Keep yourself hydrate
  2. Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  3. Do not hide your problems or illness
  4. Try to spend a night on low elevations
  5. Do not push yourself

​Everest Base Camp helicopter tour costs/Price

The Everest base camp helicopter tour cost for the 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.

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 group 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 is 6 hours. We can change it on-demand from customers. The Everest base camp helicopter tour price is the US $4000 to the 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 the US $ 700 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 Magic Himalaya for the Everest Helicopter Tour?

While you can definitely find other tour operators providing you cheaper deals, 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 sum up why choose Magic Himalaya for the Everest helicopter tour.

  1. 100% Refund in case of Bad weather as well as flight cancellation
  2. We operate helicopter tour with the most reliable and comfortable helicopter models
  3. Our helicopter tours are run by professional experts as well as experienced crew members
  4. 24/7 Customers care and communication available through email, calls and other Social Networking sites.
  5. Best Price Guarantee with no hidden cost
  6. Other additional vacation and holiday packages including Everest helicopter tour
  7. Safety is our top priority, we monitor everything beforehand for you.
  8. Our Team provides Information on all helicopter related and non-related questions without hesitation.
  9. We also do help you with organizing other trips you might be interested in doing.

10 delights from the Everest Helicopter 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 these following 10 delights which is listed below:

  1. This tour is the easiest way to the Southern Base Camp of Mount Everest
  2. People of every age and fitness can easily complete the trek hassle-free
  3. Breakfast and different hot beverage from the Himalayas in some of the best Everest viewpoints
  4. In different places of the trip well over 2800 m in elevation, you can have a look at the local lifestyle in the mountains.
  5. A thrill-packed landing experience in the Tenzing Hillary (Lukla) airport.
  6. Following the strips of Mountain Rivers, you can also have fantastic views of lush green hills.
  7. Capturing the wonderful moment of the tour from Kalapather standing on an elevation of 5545 meters during the Heli landing on Kalapather hill.
  8. Viewing the iconic Everest Base Camp with fantastic peaks surrounding it.
  9. Opportunities for sighting the hidden glaciers between different peaks. We can see the Khumbu glaciers, Lobuche glaciers, Changri Shar glacier, Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu ice fall and mesmerizing Chola Tsho Lake lie below Mount Cho Oyu.
  10. A bird's-eye view of the Sagarmatha National Park.

Everest helicopter Trip Cost by Group Size

The Everest base camp helicopter trip cost by group size ranges from the Us $700 to the US $4500 too.

While doing on group Joining basis we will charge cost the 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 with 4 or five people then you can have a private tour. It will cost the US $3900 to the US $4500 per helicopter for 5 seats.

During the off season, it will come on the US $3700 per helicopter.

During season It will be difficult to find a helicopter due to many rescue operations as well as helicopter used by the Everest expedition group. This Everest helicopter tour price is also affected by the Kailash Mansarovar tour. Now many people use a helicopter to go to Kailash Yatra. The cost will be around the US $4000 to the US $4500 per helicopter so Remember Magic Himalaya Treks for Best Price for Everest base camp helicopter tour.

Other Options to reach the Base Camp beside Everest helicopter tour

Apart from the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, you can also trek to the Base Camp. This is appropriate for people with moderate trekking experience and above average fitness level. 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 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:

Magic Himalaya Helicopter Service in Everest Area of Nepal

Magic Himalaya Helicopter Service in Everest Area of Nepal is very popular. Besides Everest base camp helicopter tour, our company Magic Himalaya Treks provides helicopter service in many areas of Everest regions and some of them 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 on an elevation of 2860 meters above sea level. Lukla is the start point for most of the trek including Everest base camp trek, Gokyo valley trek, 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, delayed. A Helicopter can fly on 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's 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 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 fly there to Kathmandu is expensive so people prefer to fly till 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 flight 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. People who get sick while trek uses this service to get down for medical treatment as well as safety. Those people who came by climbing 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 many facilities along with 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 completing 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 the last day so they take Heli from Namche and catch flight they next morning or the same day.

6. Helicopter flight from Gokyo to Lukla or Kathmandu

Many people do Gokyo valley trek for the best views of the Everest Himalayan range as well as Mt Cho Oyu view from Gokyo Ri. People ding Gokyo Everest base camp trek, as well as Everest High pass trek also visit this valley to see its beauty and loved 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.

People doing Everest base camp trek heard about the Gokyo valley and want to do go Gokyo but they will not have enough time and Chola pass is challenging so they have to skip the Gokyo. For all the people who want to see Gokyo and 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 Gokyo from Gorekshap and few nights in Gokyo and then fly back Kathmandu.

Besides this place, we provide the helicopter service on demands from any place in Everest regions. We also provide helicopter service in Annapurna, Upper Mustang, Manaslu, Gosainkunda as well as Langtang area. Remembers us by contact on Info@magichimalayatreks.com or call us at +9877-01-9849334818. We are 24*7 available.

Everest base camp helicopter landing stop

After flying from Kathmandu International Airport the flight land on reaching on Lukla. Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla is where all helicopter stop and land. The Lukla Airport is on an elevation of 2860 meters above the sea level. This airport is rated as the most dangerous airport for over 20 years. Many helicopter crashes and Helicopter Accident happen here. Even the regular flight or Plane crashed at this airport.

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 in Kalapather’s viewpoint. See Kalapather on video. The helicopter will not 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 ice fall. When the weather stays constant the helicopter land on base camp too. Helicopter Landing on Everest base camp is not very common. The landing to base camp is a risk which everyone doesn’t want to take. The helicopter flyover base camp just above the ground and make you feel stepping on base camp and Khumbu glacier. The Everest base camp helicopter returns back after doing 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 is possible 4 places where helicopter land which are mentions below:

Everest base camp helicopter landing point.

Lukla airport the first landing point

Everest base camp helicopter tour offers many landing point on the Everest Himalayan regions. Lukla airport the first landing point in Everest. After started from Kathmandu the helicopter land in Lukla airport first if everything OK and weather is normal. If the emergency or bad weather then it has to turn or land some where 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 heavy weight. The pilot and traveler also can use bathroom if they need it. Pilot also can communicate and check weather conditions up over there.

Pheriche the second landing point

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 on elevations of 4371 meters above sea level. The main reasons of landing here is to leave some weight here because the Heli only carry 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.

Kalapather View Point the third landing point

The helicopter flies with limit weight from here and go towards Kalapather crossing Thukla, Thukla pass, Loubecha, Italian pyramid house and Gorekshap. Reaching Kalapather offers the third landing opportunity for this Heli tour. Here, we can enjoy the best photogenic panorama view of 360 degree. We can see the giant Everest close. This is the closest and best view point for Mount Everest (8848.86 m). We will have a 20 to 30 minutes stop here. If the weather is perfect at base camp, helicopter will land on base camp but need to request the pilot for this experience.

Everest view hotel the Fourth Landing point

After the memorial landing on Kalapather or Everest base camp the helicopter flies back to Everest view hotel. The Everest view hotel is situated on 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 other. On the way back also the helicopter land in Lukla to refuel and continue a hour flight towards Kathmandu which is Final or ending landing point.

Everest base camp Helicopter tour ( weight limit )

Everest base camp Helicopter tour has a weight limit rules because of having risk flying high with more weights. 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 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

Everest base camp helicopter landing tour is a cheap one (1) day Helicopter tour to Everest base camp. It is also known as 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 is mentioned below:

1st Phase:

First of all our 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.

2nd Phase:

After Refueling at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla, we will fly over Namche Bazar. Namchabazar from Helicopter looks amazing and it is the Sherpa capital. After crossing Namche, Helicopter flyover Old Tengboche Buddhist monastery, Pangbochea village, Pheriche, Thukla, Loubecha and then Gorekshap before landing Kala Patthar.

3rd phase:

After Enjoying the awesome view of Kala Patthar along with making some good pictures and video clips, it 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.

4th phase:

After we have done with 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 hotel in Thamel.

Approximately Required time for Everest helicopter tour

The time to fly 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 of 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 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 helicopter tour you need to go airport from Thamel or any destinations. 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

Clothing’s preparations for the Everest Helicopter flights:

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 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

Notice for Everest Helicopter Shuttle

First of all, let me make you clear about the Helicopter shuttle. The helicopter flies always on a limited weight. The flight’s weight depends on what elevations the helicopter flying. The helicopter cannot carry as much as the weight in high elevations of Everest or Annapurna than that of 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 peoples.

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 Everest base camp and rest will do the tour which is the First shuttle. Again those who are done stay in 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 the US $4300 to the US $ 5000. The Single shuttle will cost the US $3900 to the US $4400.

Remember: All the prices are for Helicopter not per person.

Helicopter tour to the EBC for Honeymoon Couples

For Honeymoon couples, there are only a few things more romantic than this masterpiece of a tour in the 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 the 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.

Everest base camp Helicopter tour safety Notes

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 Notes that you need to know before doing this helicopter tour to Everest.

  • Travelers should fasten the seat belts onboard to 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 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.

( Accommodations and meals ) for Everest helicopter tour

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 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 Helicopter tour and Departure

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.

6 Rules to follow during helicopter tour

There are many rules and regulations that are made by 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.

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 co-operative environment
  • Follow the guidelines that are mentioned to 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 on Different 4 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 then year if there is a clear sky. Normally in the morning the sky always clears up every day. The possibilities of view and chances are as described below:

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 may trekkers down walking to Everest regions. 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 surrounding walking and clicking pictures.

Spring Season

March, April, and May is known as spring season in Nepal. During this season the greenery and warmth of nature revive. The temperature remains warm and may rain on lower parts of the Everest region or in Kathmandu. This time of year is taken as one of the best times for Everest base camp trek so we can see many trekkers walking on the trail. While landing Kalapather you will see people climbing Kalapather or trek down from Kalapatehr top. This is the bests time to view the mountains and enjoying the Everest base camp Heli tour.

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.

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 around the globe visit Nepal and Everest base camp. 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.


Answer: The most common religion in Everest region is Buddhist. On the lower part there might be few Hindu but massively Buddhist in all Khumbu region. For this Buddhist people thee is Numbers of Monasteries in Everest region. They have monasteries in each important town.

Answer: Yes we need to pay trekking permit's for this Everest base camp helicopter tour. We need to pay because we will land in Everest view hotel and Kalapather viewpoint which is in side the Sagarmatha national park. We need to buy permits in Everest view hotel. But we don't need to Pay for Khambu Municipality charge and TIMS.

Answer: Every Company has its own policy and dealing policy withy the customers regarding different things such as price and cost of the trip. With the more people in the group which 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 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.

Answer: The helicopter landing and waiting time on the base camp is not long because of wind purpose or any other reasons. If you need more time in a base camp then the helicopter will drop you and pick you after some time which is suitable for you. The helicopter will land on some other and lower landing area which is proper and pick you 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 enjoying view.

Answer: 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 is 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.

Answer: On all our treks we will provide you the safe drink water and there are also options for buying the bottled water. On the helicopter flights, we advise you to carry some water. In case if we need water we can buy in Lukla as well as 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.

Answer: There will be a maximum of 5 people on the board. People staying in the middle will exchange seats with other people on return to enjoy the view. The people staying on the middle cannot see much during the flight but can enjoy as much as other while landed on Kalapather, lukla, Everest view hotel as well as Kalapather view point. When there is 5 people the helicopter have to do two shuttles from pheriche so at that time all participatients can get window seat for view.

Answer: During the Everest base camp helicopter landing flight tour the helicopter start from the 2800 meters towards 4200 meters and land on 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.

Answer: The possible people for one helicopter are 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 Heli ride to EBC for single people. To do bookings about the helicopter landing flights to the base camp, emails, or call us on the magic Himalaya contact details in different ways.

Answer: First of all Guide will pick you 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 name of mountains along with some village down. It is worth to see 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.

Answer: Our representatives will pick you from Kathmandu hotel and transfer you to the airport. He will help you in getting a helicopter ride pass and take you to helicopter port. Afterward, the pilots will brief you about the mountains and places while you are in Lukla, Everest view hotel, Kalapather, and base camp. If you have any questions and 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 to this area. He will also help you and tell you about the mountains, 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 a not big problem.

Advice: Don't ask Pilot questions while he is flying helicopter to Base camp of the highest mountain Everest.

Answer: 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 tour and you can have an Everest base camp helicopter tour. Our company works with so many other helicopter operators and company so there is a 99.9% chance of getting a Group joining on the same date that you looking for or suits you. In case if there will not any group joining on the date you looking we will provide other suitable dates. You can check our Departure dates for the flights.

Answer: Most of the commercial flight land at Kalapather viewpoint near Everest base camp not the summit of Mount Everest. The airbusEurocopter B3 Model helicopter had test flight 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 sometime it could be hard for landing while windy and cloudy might bother in 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.

Answer: 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 of the tour companies deduct some amount before refund but we will do 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.

Answer: The Everest base camp helicopter tour is run with an aim to provide the 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. Some time the landslides damage the landing space on 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 higher elevations until 5550 m which is Kalapather top and we do not need climbing equipment for that hike.

Answer: Yes this tour is possible to do for small kids and old people easily. I have organizes many tours to small children as well as old people. Until now we have smooth operations in this Everest base camp helicopter tour. If you are making plan to brings 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 seen while doing Heli flights.

Answer: 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. Sometime 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 have to suffer from no oxygen on high altitude. Our helicopter will also supply oxygen cylinderf to the hotels situated on different p[laces on everst trails as well as other trekking trails in Nepal.

Answer: The pilot is very well knowledge about the place as well as done more than 500 trips. The pilots' are well experienced as well as very professional. He is very familiar with mountains and areas which make him experts tell and brief 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 didi many flights. One of the best viewpoints he/she will stop for some best pictures and views. Pilots is the one who is most familiar with this area.

Answer: Booking 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 while you arrive in Kathmandu Nepal. You can also deposit online transfer or bank deposits for the remaining amounts. You can deposit the Amount on these details:

Bank Name: Mega Bank Nepal LTD
Account name: Magic Himalaya Treks and expeditions Pvt. Ltd.
Dollar account No: 0570010130011
Swift code: MBNLNPKA

Answer: Cancellation 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 cancel is less than a week advance you will only get a 50% refund from the total cost. Cancellation request made within 24 hours of the helicopter has no any refund. The cancellation request is accepted on call or email. If you book the everest base camp helicopter tour on joining basis then we will do full refund if we cannot manage other participatants for the tour to happen.

Answer: No, It is not possible to do the Everest base camp helicopter landing tour as soon as the lockdown 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 flight 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 over we will start taking bookings as well as operate.

Answer: 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 comparing to both the Everest base camp helicopter tour is less dangerous. it is the easy day trip which is only harmed by wind and bad weather for a clear view.

Answer: 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 coronavirus.

Answer: Nepal Government had to make such 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 expanses 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 to people and nations, the Nepal government has decided to open flights and operate tourism by taking safety measures.

Answer: Yes , there is news about the Everest base camp changes on BBC, CNN and many other news channel. Magic Himalaya Treks team recently been to base camp and found base camp at same place where it used to be last time. It might changes soon because the glacier is moving and changing its shape. We all know that the base camp change with glacier moves.


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