Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Kala patthar Landing

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Kala patthar
Mt. Thamserku and Helicopter
Trip GradeModerate
CountryNepal
Maximum Altitude5450 m
Group Sizeany
StartsKathmandu
Endskathmandu
Travel StyleHelicopter tour
Best Timewhole the year

Overview

Trekking to the base camp of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m), is one thing, and flying there offers a whole new level of experience. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is so far the easiest and quickest way to relish the stunning beauty of the Himalayas. Not only that, our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing allows you to touch the ground and meet the locals. 

Hundreds of beautiful snow-capped peaks, gorgeous waterfalls, lush forests, rivers, picturesque villages, thrilling bridges, and exotic flora and fauna make traveling in the Everest region a once-in-a-lifetime venture. The Everest Base Camp trek or trekking in the Everest region itself, is a dream destination for travelers all around the world. 

However, walking 10 to 14 days on a challenging route full of steep ascents and descents at the same time while dealing with the high elevation and remoteness of the region might not be a cup of tea for everyone. 

So, here we have a great alternative for you: a flight to Everest Base Camp that will allow people of any age to explore the Himalayas in just a few hours. Our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Package caters to people who cannot go on long trekking trips because of any illness related to walking or altitude sickness or because of the time limit. With the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, we hope to take more Himalayan dreams to their destination, which they otherwise couldn't experience. 

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing is all about offering breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayan mountains and outstanding landscape. The trip includes a landing at Kala Patthar (5,644 m), Everest Base Camp (5,364 m), and Everest View Hotel (3,962 m/13,000 ft) for breakfast. From Kathmandu, a 35-minute flight takes you to Lukla airport (2,846 m). Here, you will stop for refreshment & refueling and further fly high to the base camp. You will land at an agreed-upon point and enjoy the views. 

During the flight, you can see a range of snow-covered mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), and many others. Likewise, the flight offers tempting aerial views of verdant forests and fine mountain villages.

After some time, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight will take you to Syangboche Airstrip (3,780 m), where you will land for a delicious breakfast at Everest View Hotel. Trust us, it will be one of the most dramatic breakfasts of your life, with towering mountains and heart-warming scenery. From here, you will fly to Lukla, refuel the helicopter, and fly back to Kathmandu. The whole trip will be around four hours long. 

However, the cost of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tours can vary depending on the duration of the tour and the number of people in the group. On average, the cost can range from $1500 to $5000 per person.

Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp helicopter cost

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a luxury venture in the Everest region. The trip does allow one to witness the beauty of the Himalayas in the blink of an eye but at the cost of good money. The entire trip is designed to offer comfort and lavishness in one of the most remote areas in the world. 

To make the Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight more affordable, we also run group programs. Our group venture maintains the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour cost at an affordable point. You will fly with other like-minded individuals. You can contact us anytime to learn more in detail about the Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight landing tour.

We have some more interesting packages, like:

  • A Day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
  • A Day Private Helicopter Date in Everest
  • Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing Everest View Hotel for Breakfast
  • Everest Base Camp Helicopter with Kathmandu and Pokhara Luxury Tour
  • Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour & Kathmandu Cultural Tour, 4-Day
  • Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Tour by Heli: 8 Day

YOU'LL SEE AND EXPERIENCE

  • Reach the lap of Mt. Everest in a blink of an eyes
  • Breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayan mountains, verdant hills, rivers, and picturesque villages
  • Meet locals and get a glimpse of their daily lifestyle
  • Get to know the cultural heritage of the Himalayan people
  • Land at Kala Patthar, or EBC, and experience standing in the Himalayas
  • Enjoy delicious breakfast at one of the world's highest hotels, Everest View Hotel
  • Window seat for everyone
  • If you want, you can add a professional photographer, guide, or proposal event in the venture (additional cost applies)

WHY CHOOSE MYSTIC ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS FOR THE EVEREST BASE CAMP HELICOPTER TOUR WITH KALA PATTHAR LANDING?

3S: Safety, Success, and Satisfaction

Booking an Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with the Kala Patthar landing package with Mystic Adventure Holidays offers superior service and benefits. Here's why:

Planning your trip with Mystic Adventure Holidays means paying the lowest cost with no commission fees. Additionally, you'll benefit from:

  • Client Safety: Our trips are organized with the utmost safety in mind.
  • Best Price Guarantee: Ensuring you get the best value.
  • Free Transfers: Complimentary airport-to-hotel and return transfers in a private vehicle.
  • Expert Guides: Trained, government-licensed local guides with extensive route knowledge.
  • Support for Locals: Helping local communities earn a living through tourism.
  • Health Monitoring: Oximeters to monitor oxygen levels during high-altitude EBC tours.
  • Medical Preparedness: Guides equipped with medical kits to handle any situations that may arise.
  • Essential Gear: Arrangements for sleeping bags and down jackets.
  • Free Storage: Secure storage at our office for extra luggage during your tour.
  • Convenience: Duffel bags for transferring items to be carried during the journey.
  • Porter Service: A free porter to help carry your heavy bags.

By choosing Mystic Adventure Holidays, you ensure a safe, successful, and satisfying adventure in the Himalayas.

Itinerary

At Mystic Adventure Holidays, our intention is always to follow the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Kala Patthar Landing itinerary. However, due to the nature of travel, we may need to make slight changes because of unforeseen circumstances such as weather-related cancellations or delays of domestic flights, natural disasters like landslides, newly enacted laws, political unrest, or trekkers' health issues, including altitude sickness. While the itinerary is brief and fixed, it also includes flexible areas. Therefore, we advise travelers to allow a few extra days in Nepal.

We highly recommend that you arrive one day before the trip starts to rest and purchase any necessary clothing, gear, and equipment for the hike. You can also use this extra day for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, acclimatizing, or rescheduling international flights in case of potential weather delays or domestic flight cancellations.

We appreciate your flexibility and look forward to providing you with an unforgettable adventure!

It is our regular day-to-day itinerary if you are looking for a customized itinerary. Don't hesitate to contact us.

Trip PlanExpand all

Phase 1: Meet up at Tribhuvan International Airport domestic terminal

A representative from Mystic Adventure Holidays will receive you at the domestic terminal at Tribhuvan International Airport. If you need, we can also pick you up from the hotel and drive you to the airport. 

*Note: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour begins early in the morning. The flight time from Kathmandu is usually around 6:30 am to 7:00 am. Depending upon the weather conditions, the flight may fluctuate. Our pilots make sure to thoroughly inspect the helicopter before each take-off.

Phase 2: Flight briefing with captain introduction and boarding

Shortly, you will meet the flight instructor, who will brief you about the guidelines and safety during the flight. After the briefing, our pilot will say hello to you, and the boarding process will begin. If you have any questions, do not hesitate and feel free to ask during the briefing. 

Phase 3: Flight to Lukla and refueling

Altitude: 2,846 m

Lukla is a famous airport for its thrilling take-offs and landings. It is also the starting point for a trek in the Everest region. Around 35 minutes of flight from Kathmandu will take you to Lukla airport (2,846 m), where you will take a short 20-minute break to refuel the helicopter and refresh. 

Phase 4: Flight to Kala Patthar from Lukla

Altitude: 5,644m

You will fly high from Lukla airport towards Kala Patthar, a popular viewpoint. It will take approximately 15 minutes to get there. You will be flying above 5,500 meters. You will fly over Namche Bazar and see lovely streams and rivers below. 

*Note: Landing at Kala Patthar above 220 kg is prohibited. If the weight exceeds this number, then a shuttle flight to Pheriche is needed.

Phase 5: Sightseeing and stopover at Kala Patthar (5,644 m) 

Ground Time: 10 minutes

You will stop for 10 minutes at either of the places. As you are at a very high altitude in a very short time, we do not allow more than 10 minutes to stay. You can admire the views and take pictures. Because of strong wind and high elevation, the pilot cannot turn off the helicopter engine, so the time frame cannot be exceeded.

Phase 6: Return flight to Hotel Everest View (Syangboche) and breakfast

Ground Time: 30 minutes

Altitude: 3,780 m Syangboche Airstrip & 3,962 m Everest View Hotel

The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour then takes you to the Everest View Hotel. You will land at the Syangboche airstrip. The views during the flight are sensational. The locals will be happy to see you. You will enjoy a delicious breakfast along with excellent mountain views and celebrate the completion of a dream trip. 

It will not be an ordinary breakfast. You will get to enjoy some world-class champagne, followed by delicate cuisine.

For your information, Everest View Hotel is the highest-placed hotel in the world and was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2004. 

Phase 7: Flight back to Lukla and stopover for refueling

Altitude: 2,846 m

You will take a quick 15 minutes to stop at Lukla before heading back to Kathmandu. The pilot will do some flight procedures and refuel the helicopter. 

Phase 8: Flight back to Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu)

Enjoy the last views of the snow-capped mountains during the flight. It will take another 35-minute flight from Lukla airport to Kathmandu domestic airport. The return flight will take you over the ancient Tengboche monastery and Khumbu Glacier. 

Phase 9: Customer review regarding the flight

It is a short space we have separated to take a direct review from you regarding your trip experience. We will hand out a form to you that you can fill up with your genuine feedback. Your feedback is important to us to enhance our journey and offer top-notch service. Later, you are free to go on your own, or we will drop you at your hotel.

Max Altitude: 5,545 m Meals: Breakfast, and launchDuration: Full day
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Included
  • Airport picks and drops.
  • All the necessary ground transportation.
  • Helicopter flight from KTM-LUKLA-KALAPATTHAR-LUKLA-KTM
  • Airport tax and services.
  • National Park Permit.
Excluded
  • Tips and gratitudes
  • Foods, drinks, and other essential personal things 
  • Personal expenses 
  • All the expenses which are not mentioned above.
Add-ons & Options

Special add-on on private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour

  • Hire a professional photographer: Standing in the Himalayas is a huge achievement one can gain and to capture these moments at its best, you can hire a professional photographer. He/she will assist you during the tour and take beautiful pictures for you and your loved ones. 
  • Hire a guide: Hiring a guide for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour will allow you to know more in detail about the mountains, glaciers, and villages you fly over.
  • Propose your loved ones: High mountains, stunning scenery, and your breathtaking partner, what can be a better place to propose to your loved one? 
  • We arrange all the things you want for your proposal event. You can book this special surprise proposal anytime with us. We will make sure to capture the moments for you.
Essential Info

Best time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The weather fluctuates so quickly in the Everest region. Thankfully, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight only needs a few hours of flight time, which is enough for us to enjoy the excellent views of the Himalayas. The best time to enjoy the Everest Base Camp Heli tour to its fullest is when it's not foggy or raining. We pick spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) as the most suitable time for the heli tour.

The weather is mostly sunny and clear in these months. The chances of precipitation are lower with less humidity. Likewise, winter (December to February) is another excellent time of the year to go on the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The heavy snowfall covers the top of the mountains perfectly with a thick layer of snow, and the views are breathtaking.

While traveling with us, we will pick the best weather for you to fly to Everest base camp and carefully inspect the weather conditions beforehand. 

Packing List for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Even though Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a short venture, you have to properly pack for it to go smoothly. Wearing proper clothes for Everest Base Camp Heli Tour is important to protect yourself from high-intensity UV rays at high altitude. Below are the guidelines to help you pack for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing.

  • Base layer clothing (warm pair of trousers and full-sleeve shirt)
  • Windproof down jacket
  • Scarf and gloves 
  • UV protection sunglasses
  • Lip balm and moisturizer
  • Toliateris
  • Documents
  • Camera essentials

*Note: We encourage you to keep the hand luggage as light as possible and do not carry unwanted clothing.

Safety rules and travel tips for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Below are some tips that will make your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing safe and comfortable. We request that you follow the guidelines of the flight instructor and do not act improperly during the flight. 

  • Pay attention to the flight instructor during the briefing. You can ask any question related to aircraft with him or her freely.
  • Do not approach the helicopter from behind. Only after receiving the signal of the captain should you approach the helicopter. 
  • Take care of your belongings. If something gets left behind or blown away because of strong winds, then do not chase after it. The company will not be responsible for any of your lost items.
  • Do not exit the helicopter until the captain gives the signal.

Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour

Our private Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing will allow you to savor the flight experience in your comfort zone. You can charter the helicopter as per your availability. The captain will be in charge of the tour. For more information regarding the private heli tour, feel free tocontact us anytime. 

FAQs

During the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, the highest elevation you will touch is 5,643 meters at Kala Patthar. It is also the landing point.

The further up you go, the thin air makes it difficult for the helicopter to generate enough lift to fly. Even if you reach the heights with the help of the best helicopter available out there, landing is still an incredibly delicate and risky affair.

You will land at Kala Patthar, and as per the rules of Nepali aviation, you cannot stop for more than 10 minutes there.

You will get 10 minutes to look around and take some pictures at Kala Patthar or EBC, as per your landing point. Due to the high elevation and wind, the pilot cannot turn off the helicopter.

The Everest Base Camp helicopter flight is led by our guides and the pilot. Yes, they are well-trained and highly experienced. There will be no issue with take-off or landing.

You have to send us the advance booking payment and the necessary documents to book the flight. Once we receive the booking deposit and documents, our representative will confirm the booking, and you can pay the rest of the amount upon your arrival in Kathmandu before the beginning of the trip. 

You can deposit the booking amount through a bank transfer or credit card. Likewise, we also have the provision of a Visa/MasterCard.

Yes, you can join our Everest Heli Tour in our existing group. We have flexible dates that will allow you to join the heli tour as per your availability. Check our departure dates for more information.

You can either go on a private EBC heli tour or join the shared flight to the base camp as per your budget. Check our package price at the top left corner of the page. 

Yes, we always carry a supplementary oxygen cylinder during the heli tours. 

Yes, weather plays a very crucial role during the helicopter flight to EBC. Almost all of our heli tours occur early in the morning to avoid strong winds and sudden weather changes in the afternoon and evening.

There will be a maximum of 1 to 5 people in the chopper.Everest depends on the place from EBC, only 2-people and from Pheriche 5-people

Depending on the altitude and the aircraft, there will be one or two pilots to fly the helicopter. If there is only one pilot, then one passenger gets to sit in front.

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