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

Amazing trek to ABC with Nepali Friends

May 18, 2017

Finally…. we did our trekking to ABC. it has long journey for us, and it’s really worth…. The best splendid view all the way and especially our way from Machhapuchhere base camp to Annapurna base camp). At first, we are not sure can we finish our trek to ABC or not. Together with Gokyo Trek and Expedition, we prepare our BASE CAMP JOURNEY, no doubt their experience makes our trekking much easier.

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Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Namaste dear Gusta Honda, Jakarta, Indonesia,

Thanks a lot for your time to write us your review about your ABC trek in Nepal. We are very happy and be in touch as we are looking forward to serving you again for your other holidays in Nepal Himalayas!

With best regards, Ammar Raj Guni

Best Agency, Excellent service

May 12, 2017

Great trek, run by competent people, a special guide called SOM Shrestha and Kamal Khatri and a nice carrier. Fantastic landscapes and unforgettable encounters. Gokyo Treks is the right agency to make a trek in Nepal!!! Thanks at all!. – Cristiano Lissoni, Milano, Italy.

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Cristiano Lissoni, Milano, Italy.

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you Christiano for the time to review your trek with us. We hope to welcome you again for your trip in the Himalayas again.

Nar Phu Trek with Gokyo Treks Agency

March 11, 2017

We did the Nar-Phu valley Trek with Gokyo Treks & the Expedition office in late May 2018. The experience was great and very well planned. Our guide Kamal was great. He did very good care of us and made our trip amazing.

He also took care of all things while allowing us to have the space to change plans and decide on extra things for ourselves. Also, a very very friendly and funny guy. The Manager of Gokyo treks was flexible too with the fast answering of all of our questions. He helped to manage our trip in the best way which made us very safe and happy.

Beautiful trek with great scenery of Nar Phu with adventure Kang la pass. Learned a lot of Nepali phrases, cuisine, and mountain lifestyles. An overall very friendly service so we highly recommend it.

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Lisa Schreiner, Freiburg city, Germany.

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Namaste dear Lisa Schreiner, Freiburg City, Germany.

Thanks a lot for your time to write us the Nar phu valley trekking in Nepal. We are very happy and be in touch as we are looking forward to serve you again for your other holidays in Nepal Himalayas!

With best regards, Ammar Raj Guni

Dream Trip with Nepali Friends

March 1, 2017

We had a great time with the Gokyo Treks and Expedition team, who both looked after us well. Our guide Ram was very good at adjusting our schedule on the base camp trek, to make the best use of the sometimes bad weather, and taking account of our abilities.

The lodges were better than we expected and were generally well organized too. The hotels organized in Thamel, Pokhara, and Bhaktapur were all perfect for us. The trek up through the forest to the final mountain ridge was very enjoyable, and we did get some fine views between the rain, hail, and snow.

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Tony Anthony Rye, London, United Kingdom

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you Tony for the time to review us. Hoping to serve you again in near future.

Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour with a Kala Patthar and HEV landing is a luxury way of travel. Book a helicopter ride to Everest base camp with us and save your special discounts.

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