Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour


Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

From US$ 1,219.27 per person

Take an helicopter excursion to the Everest Base Camp and and enjoy views of the Himalayan peaks on this tour from Kathmandu. Make several stops an have breakfast in amid the towering peaks.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is from your hotel in Kathmandu.
Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • Take an adventurous mountain flight over the Everest region of Nepal
  • Take in the views from 5,545 meters at the famous landing spot, Kalapatthar
  • Savor a lovely breakfast in the lap of the Himalayas surrounded by snowy peaks
Full description

Discover the majesty of the imposing Himalayas on this helicopter flight from Kathmandu. Stop near the Everest base camp and travel to the Hotel Everest View for an unforgettable breakfast on this thrilling mountain adventure.

Be collected from your Kathmandu accommodation between in the early morning and transfer to the Tibhuwan International Airport's domestic area. Following about 30-40 minutes of preparation time, the helicopter will take off.

Begin your 45-minute flight over beautiful hills and valleys to the famous Lukla Airport (Tenzing Hillary Airport), which sits at an elevation of 2,860 meters. Land for 10-15 minutes for refueling at the Lukla Airport, before taking off again.

Soar for 25-minutes over the Everest region Fly over the colorful settlements of Namche Bazar, Pheriche, the Tengboche Monastery, and Gorakshep. Make your way up to the famous landing spot of Kalapatthar, which is 200 meters above the Everest Base Camp.

Have roughly 10 minutes to look around, take photographs, and absorb the magnificent views of snow-capped mountains from a close distance. Glidethorugh the skies for 12 minutes to Hotel Everest View, at an elevation of 3,880 meters.

Sit at an open terrace for a delicious breakfast with breathtaking views. After this refreshing break of roughly 45 minutes, the helicopter will take another 80-minute flight from HEV, Syangboche, to Lukla Airport and to its final stop at Kathmandu Airport.

Transfer from the airport back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • One chartered helicopter flight
  • Company charges
  • Oxygen tanks inside the aircraft (in case of emergencies)
  • Breakfast at the Hotel Everest View (approximately $30 USD)
  • National park fees ($50 USD)
  • Airport tax ($5 USD)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  If possible, it is recommended to have one or two flexible days just in case your guides need to re-schedule the flight due to weather conditions
  •  If the weather is bad, this tour will be re-scheduled to the next day or so
  • If you do not have any flexible days and if the flight is cancelled due to poor weather conditions, a full refund will be issued (except for transportation charges to the airport, if already used)
  • The helicopter will land at Lukla Airport for a short brief moment of 10-15 minutes for refueling purposes
  • The maximum altitude of landing on this tour will be at Kalapathhar (5,545 meters)
  • The breakfast will be at the Hotel Everest View (3,880 meters)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 15 reviews

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This is a must-do excursion! You can't put it into words, the Himalayas are so beautiful. The service was simply very good from take-off to landing. I can only recommend this trip to everyone ... it is worth it! Unfortunately I can only give 5***** ... actually it would be 7 *******

March 18, 2023

Amazing adventure and experience. This trip is worth every penny. It is impossible to describe the feeling, you have to see it with your own eyes! great organization, they take care of every detail and every participant. Thanks to you my dream has come true. The flight with you to Everest is one of the most wonderful things I've done and a selfie with Everest is my favorite photo. You left me beautiful memories and a smile on my face forever! If you want to make your dreams come true, don't wait!!! Thank you very much. Regards to all

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January 4, 2023

excellent trip! the Driver picked Me up from the hotel and took me to the airport, where we met our pilot and the tour guide who was with us the whole way. the entire trip was worth every penny! we had an unbelievable view of Mt. Everest and we got to eat breakfast at a great hotel at 12000 feet!

December 19, 2022

Product ID: 363420