• Duration4 Hours
  • Diffculty-LevelEasy
  • Max. Altitude5,545 m
  • Best SeasonSpring, Autumn & Winter


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. 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. 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 a high elevation and remoteness of the region might not be a cup of tea for everyone. 

So, here we bring 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 because of any illness related to walking and altitude sickness, or because of the time limit. With Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, we hope to take more Himalayan dreams to their destination, otherwise couldn't experience it. 

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) or Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) and Everest View Hotel (3,962 m/13,000 ft) for breakfast. 

From Kathmandu, a 35 minutes flight takes you to The-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 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 tour 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 know more in detail about the Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight landing tour with cost.

we have some more interesting packages likes;-

  • 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 have 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 a proposal event in the venture (additional cost applies)

Itinerary & Map

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    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 usually is around 6:30 am to 7:00 am. Depending upon the weather condition, 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 minutes break to refuel the helicopter and refresh. 

    Phase 4: Flight to Kala Patthar from Lukla

    Altitude: 5,644m

    From Lukla airport, you will fly high towards the Kala Patthar, a very popular viewpoint. It will take approximately 15 minutes to reach there. You will be flying above 5,500 meters. You will fly over Namche Bazar and see lovely streams and rivers flowing 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 exceed.

    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 Everest View Hotel. You will land at the Syangboche airstrip. The views during the flight are sensational. You will be welcomed by the locals. You will enjoy a delicious breakfast along with excellent mountain views and celebrate the completion of a dream trip. 

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

    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 minutes 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.

    Cost Details

    • Airport picks and drop.
    • All the necessary ground transportation.
    • Helicopter flight from KTM-LUKLA-KALAPATTHAR-LUKLA-KTM
    • Airport tax and services.
    • National Park Permit.



    • Tips and gratitudes
    • Foods, drinks, and other essential personal things 
    • Personal expenses 
    • All the expenses which are not mentioned above.

    Departure Dates

    As per the request of our guests, we also organize private tours. You can choose your available time and date. Contact us anytime for a private EBC Heli Tour. 

    Additional 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 low 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 condition 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 a high altitude. 

    Below is the guideline to help you pack for 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 you to 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 s/he freely.

    • Do not approach the helicopter from behind. Only after the signal of the captain, approach the helicopter. 

    • Take care of your belongings. If something gets left behind or blown away because of strong wind 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 time availability. The tour will be guided by the captain. For more information regarding the private heli tour, feel free to contact us anytime. 

    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.


    • Q1. How high does a helicopter go during mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour?

      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 height with the help of the best helicopter available out there, landing still is an incredibly delicate affair and risky.


    • You will land at Kala Patthar, and as per the rules of Nepal aviation, you cannot stop 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 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 wind and sudden weather changes in the afternoon and evening. 


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