Helicopter Ride to Everest

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Everest base camp landing helicopter tour

Helicopter Ride to Everest Tour Summary

    1. Flight duration: 3 – 4 hours [depends on the weather and air traffic]
    2. Group Size: 1 – 5 Tourist
    3. Landing: 10 minutes on Kala Patthar & 30 Minutes at HEV.
    4. Best time to Fly: Every Day
    5. Helicopter Landing Altitude: 5,545 meters / 18,193 feet
    6. Transportation: Helicopter Ride [sharing basis]

The Helicopter Ride to Everest landing at Kala Patthar tour is a very popular touristic activity in Nepal Himalayas. The walk to reach the Everest base camp in Nepal takes more than a week but on this convenient helicopter tour, you can cut out all the hard work hikes and fly straight there.

As well as seeing the incredibly rocky and icy landscape, glacial moraine, and icy rivers surrounding Everest, you will enjoy the views of remote Sherpa villages and lush farmland along the way.

Not only this but also tourists can see the beautiful monastery at Tengboche, Pangboche, and Khumjung Monastery are also major attractions in the Everest region of Nepal. In addition, on your helicopter flight, you can feel and see the stunning beauty of nature.

Mt. Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,879 M), Lhotse (8,501 M), Cho Oyu (8,188 M), Makalu (8,475 M), and many other popular summits can be seen from the helicopter window. It’s a short tour of life experience but very worth exploring within some hours touching the Everest foothills.

The easiest way to visit Everest base camp is by Helicopter is an impressive journey to enjoy the thrill of a helicopter ride through the highest mountains. After a relaxing stay, the helicopter takes off Tengboche to Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar hill depending on the weather. After landing, the mighty Everest unveils itself along with the panoramic experience of the Himalayan range.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Why choose Everest base camp and Kala Patthar landing helicopter tour?.

Landing Kala Patthar – Everest base camp by helicopter is a day tour, ideal for those who don’t have multi days time to trek for hours and hours. Similarly, physically disabled people who have a hunger for exploring the tallest peak in the world can do this tour within a few hours of time.

Flying with a chopper takes only a few hours to reach the base camp with a superior view, avoiding the crowded base camp trails. Choosing this tour makes your dream to touch the Everest foothills possible in reality.

Moreover, individuals with physical disabilities and, surprisingly, older people can take 3/4 hours of a helicopter ride to the Everest Base Camp in Nepal. During the outdoors, tourists can see superb mountains summits, glaciers, lakes, sherpa settlements, pristine rivers..etc.

Helicopter Ride to Everest in Nepal highlights ;-

  • The best panorama of Everest 8,848m, Lhotse (8,501 M), Cho Oyu (8,188 M), Makalu (8,475 M).
  • Best view of other popular mountains like Gauri Shankar 7,134m, Menlungtse 7,023m, Numbur 6956 m, Gyachungkang 7952m, Pumori 7,161m, Nuptse 7855m…etc.
  • Almost cover the most scenic places of the Khumbu Mountains and human settlements.
  • Everest Helicopter Tour with Landing in Kala Patthar is 3/4 hours of a single-day plan.
  • About ten minutes stop at Kala Patthar ground for the best photography.
  • 30 – 40 minutes stop for Breakfast in a Hotel Everest View [HEV]

What is the Helicopter Ride to Everest base camp from Kathmandu schedule?.

If you are in Kathmandu Valley, do not miss this opportunity to experience touching the Everest foothills. It takes a few hours across the majestic 8k peaks. Get an amazing Helicopter Ride to Everest tour in the morning time departing from Kathmandu airport around 7 am.

Kala Patthar helicopter landing

The helicopter flight starts from TIA airport in Kathmandu (domestic terminal) and flies over Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Dolkha, and land at Lukla. Lukla is a gateway to exploring Everest and more highest mountains on Earth. After that, we will again fly over Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Hill, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp trek, and finally land at Kalapatthar ground.

You will fly over the same Sherpa settlement and land at Everest View Hotel for a hot breakfast during the return trip. Later breakfast and photoshoots, you will fly over Namche Bazaar, Lukla airport, and finally, land at Kathmandu domestic airport.

How much is a Helicopter Ride to Everest cost?.

Experience scenic and dramatic landscapes only viewed by air. The Mountain Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour cost US$ 1,150 per person if you take the group package of 5 pax travelling together. In a group, there will be a maximum of 5 people, that’s why it is a shared helicopter tour.

Since the cost of a helicopter passenger is very high, there won’t be a personal/private tour guide on your trip but we have a professional pilot who can tell you the places and the mountains that you see from helicopter windows.

Price Per Person for a Helicopter landing tour.

Number of PassengerPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 1299
2 PersonUS$ 1295
3 PersonUS$ 1280
4 to 6 personUS$ 1255
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 1245
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 1230

Likewise, if you want to take the Everest Base Camp helicopter private tour; it would cost US$ 3999 per person. Want an even better deal? email us for a helicopter tour of Mt Everest, we have an open booking for 24 hours, every day.

Transportation from your hotel [inside Ringroad in Kathmandu] to Kathmandu domestic terminal and back to your hotel, we arrange a private car on your request. Kindly check Vehicle Rental service to Tribhuwan International – a domestic airport transfer on the given link and let us know.

Booking a travel package with Gokyo Treks & Expedition agency, you will get discounted prices which you don’t get from others. Moreover, we also do very good customer care to make your trip unforgettable and hassle-free.

Pheriche to Kalapatthar shuttles Service management

The recorded expense is only for a limit of two shuttles and each van flight is a limit of as much as 240 kilograms moreover, 500 kilograms for a twofold. The last assessment of weight conveyance to make a gathering division and the number of shuttles required will occur in Pheriche.

While on booking, we exceptionally demand you to give us your precise weight so we can deal with the excursion likewise. We can likewise deal with the load with another visit gathering and get a good deal on your additional helicopter cost in overweight/extra-individual cases. For this situation, you will be charged US$ 500 for every additional Aircraft (which is shared by the group).

Assuming that you are a couple, you could need to part and fly independently to Kalapatthar because of the weight of the executives, however, we will give our all to oblige you so that doesn’t need to occur. Assuming there are multiple buses, each extra transport cost will be extra.

In the event that the absolute number of weight/travelers surpasses the bundle subtleties, one more helicopter from Kathmandu can be added independently at an extra expense. Concerning the number of pax and the most extreme weight limit, the shuttle is maintained to fly above 14,570 feet.

Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary

Basically, the helicopter starts with a short flight from Kathmandu taking five passengers roughly and fleets over the typical landscapes, river gorges, and mountains. As per their travel plan, they will have short stops in Lukla, Pheriche, Kala Patthar, and Sengboche Hilltop.

Itinerary Flight details
05:15 AM: Get ready at your hotel and drive to the TIA airport.
O6:30 AM: Arrival at Domestic Air Terminal Hall [TIA].
07:30 AM: Reach Lukla Air terminal [Tenzing Hillary Airport].
08:30 AM:Lukla to Pheriche Flight [around 20 minutes]
09:15 AM: Pheriche [Weight management] to EBC/Kala Patthar
09:45 AM: Kala Patthar Landing [10 min] to Hotel Everest View [HEV] for 30 minutes for breakfast.
09:45 AM: Return Fly to Kathmandu
What’s included in the package price:-
  • Pickup from your hotel and drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport [domestic terminal] hall and return.
  • Helicopter tour to Everest sightseeing service as per the travel plan [max 5 person].
  • Sightseeing the places by helicopter as per given plan
  • Passenger insurance as per the rules of the Helicopter companies in Nepal.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit fee (Rs: 3,200 per person).
  • Domestic airport departure tax (Rs: 500 per person).
  • All government Taxes/VAT and Gokyo Treks Agency service charges.
What’s not included in the package Price:-
  • Hot Breakfast in an Everest View Hotel as per the given travel plan.

What to Pack – Packing List

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour requires appropriate dress depending on the climate. A down jacket, warm boots, Inner and outer layer gloves, a Water bottle, and warm trousers are also necessary while you are traveling during the warm season to keep yourself warm at the high altitude.

Likewise, you also need 100% UV rays protected sunglasses, snacks, a Camera with a memory card, and spare batteries. Because most of the time, the temperature is below the freezing level. Although, this helicopter tour won’t need many packing things. You just need some good quality clothes to keep you warm at a high altitude.

Departure & Return Departure Point:

Have in mind that we pick up the travelers from inside the ring road such as your location in Thamel, Lazimpat, Darbar Marg, Boudha, etc.

What To expect?

Once you’re in the air, helicopter flights feel a lot like an airplane. Even if you experience a bit of turbulence, these aircraft aren’t at any greater risk and the turbulence should pass quickly for a smooth flight. Basically, the air is just too thin for most helicopters to generate enough lift to remain airborne. If the helicopter is equipped to reach that height, making the landing is still an incredibly delicate affair.

To be honest, some agencies are selling a similar package for helicopter landing on EBC but it’s wrong. Helicopters can’t land at the base camp because of the side of Khumbu Glacier. So that there will be not any chance to land the Helicopter due to a lack of space for Landing helicopters. Therefore, in terms of safety reasons, the helicopter company will land only 7-10 minutes in Kala Patthar and around 15 minutes at Hotel Everest View [HEV] on Sengboche Hilltop for a breakfast stop.

Additional Information (TIPS AND TRICKS)

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
a wheelchair is also accessible entire the tours
A maximum of 25 people per booking
Old travelers with back pain are okay but not recommended for pregnant women.
It’s a private/group tour activity [shared basis].

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 48 hours in advance before the helicopter tour starts for a full refund. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the experience’s start time, the deposited amount you paid will not be refunded.

Any changes made less than 48 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.

Likewise, in case of bad weather if the flight gets canceled then we refund your money. Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Everest base camp Helicopter day tour notes:

Landing the mountain helicopter in Kala Patthar or at the Everest basecamp depends upon the wind and other types of weather factors therefore, the Pilot will check the weather while on landing and will do his best. And, the Covid-19 travel protocol might affect your travel plan, so please let us know on time if there are any changes that might occur.

“What makes Helicopter Landing on EBC day tour from Katmandu special?”

GTEPL agency run the Mount Everest helicopter flight throughout the year. October till May is the best time to experience this flight however June till September weather is nice too and we can run the Everest helicopter tour on a nice weather day.

We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. The Mount Everest helicopter tour from Kathmandu is a very special and luxurious tour. The passenger should be a minimum of 1 – 5 in a single aircraft in a private or group-sharing flight and join our existing daily departure.

Landing Everest base camp by Helicopter day tour from Katmandu Review

Everest View Trek was very beautiful

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 15, 2023

We booked a Everest view trek journey with the Gokyo Treks Nepal agency. The trip was astonishing. We had the option to compose everything from Italy, getting all the data we required rapidly.

They composed our excursion precisely as we needed and everything about great. Trek Guide Bishnu Panday was super friendly and easy-going, and teach yoga en route. An incredible experience with Gokyo Team! Without a doubt when I’ll return to Nepal I’ll arrange another hikes with the same team.

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John Larsen, Ottawa, Canada

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear John Larsen,

We are absolutely delighted by your wonderful review of Everest view trekking. Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to us, and we are overjoyed that you had a fantastic experience with our services. We can’t express how grateful we are for your kind words.

Your appreciation motivates us to continually strive for excellence in delivering exceptional Himalayan adventures. We eagerly look forward to serving you again on another remarkable trip in the near future. Your return will be a true pleasure for us.

Thank you once again for choosing us and for sharing your positive feedback. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or if there’s anything else we can assist you with.

Warm regards, Ammar

Bhote Koshi Rafting Adventure for lifetime experience

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 12, 2021

We are a team of 5 college students from Kathmandu and have booked a Bhotekoshi Rafting tour for my college friends with Gokyo Treks and Expedition. From the initial inquiry to the end of the trip the company was very impressive.

Ammar – the founder of the company was extremely efficient. He answers all of our emails and messages in return. He arranged a private transfer for your rafting group to Bhotekoshi and back.

The rafting Guide was Ram Sharan, and his crew were extremely funny and always wanted to ensure we were happy. We were beginners for the Rafting tour but achieve amazing knowledge. Their customer service is first-class, so I would definitely recommend Ammar and his company to anyone.

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Bishal Kafle & team, Greenland College

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Bishal K.,

Your review has filled us with absolute delight! We emphasize that customer satisfaction is our utmost priority and express our sincere gratitude for the kind words and appreciation.

Your appreciation motivates us to continually strive for excellence in delivering exceptional rafting adventures. We eagerly look forward to welcome you on another remarkable rafting trip in the near future. And we say thank you choosing our services and assure you that we are always available to assist with any questions or assistance needed.

Warm regards, Ammar Guni

Great, relaxing trip with Gokyotreks

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 15, 2019

We had a super experience in Nepal as organised by Ammar. The communication was clear and easy, while the trip itself was quite flexible – we could decide from one day to the other what we want to do, including taking astrophotography, one of our primary goals there.

Our guide, Som, is an exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable person that made sure not only that our trip is absolutely stressing free, but also creating a very positive atmosphere through his personality. The porter chosen by the guide (Buddhi) was always on time, super friendly and with a huge smile on his face at all times.

We can only fully recommend using the services of Gokyotreks and also that you try to go off-season when the trails are nearly empty and you can more fully enjoy the trek.

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Alex T Dusseldorf, Germany

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you Alex for your amazing feedback.

7 Days Tour in Nepal including Everest Mountain Flight

Rated 5.0 out of 5
February 14, 2024

My boyfriend and I wanted to travel to Nepal for a week, and luckily, we found the professional tour guide Ammar and his agency, Gokyo Treks. We communicated with him via WhatsApp to plan our trip better.

Ammar quickly created a fantastic week-long travel plan for us, which was perfect as first-timers. One highlight was the Everest Experience Mountain Flight – it was superb. He picked us up from the airport, booked all hotels, arranged all tours as promised, and dropped us off at the airport, making the whole experience hassle-free.

Overall, it was perfect! We enjoyed our one-week holiday in Nepal immensely and highly recommend Ammar as a guide and his agency to everyone!

Susana Elizabeth, Poland

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Susana Elizabeth Poland

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Susana,

Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation! It was a pleasure helping you and your boyfriend have a wonderful experience in Nepal. I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the Everest Experience Mountain Flight and that everything went smoothly with your travel plan.

If you ever plan to visit Nepal again or explore any other destinations, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’d love to assist you in creating another memorable adventure.

Warm regards, Ammar and the Gokyo Treks Team🙏

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