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Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

From US$ 1,353.91 per person

Take an amazing aerial excursion to the Everest Base Camp in a helicopter, surrounded by exciting views of beautiful Himalayan ranges of Everest region of Nepal. You'll receive multiple stops, as well as a lovely breakfast in the lap of the Himalayas.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
You will be collected from your accommodation in Kathmandu.
Small group
Limited to 5 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Take an adventurous mountain flight over the Everest region of Nepal
  • Explore the famous landing spot, Kalapatthar (5,545 meters), which features the best vantage point of Mount Everest
  • Savor a lovely breakfast in the lap of the Himalayas surrounded by snow capped mountains
Full description
You'll be collected from your Kathmandu accommodation between 6:00AM-7:00AM in the morning, following which you will travel for 30 minutes to the Tribhuwan International Airport's domestic section. Following about 30-40 minutes of preparation time, the helicopter will take off and begin its 45-minute flight over beautiful hills and valleys to the famous Lukla Airport (i.e. Tenzing Hillary Airport), which sits at an elevation of 2,860 meters. There will be a short duration landing of 10-15 minutes for refueling at the Lukla Airport, following which the helicopter will take a 25-minute flight over the Everest region. You'll fly over the colorful settlements of Namche Bazar, Pheriche, the Tengboche Monastery, and Gorakshep, making your way up to the famous landing spot of Kalapatthar, which is 200 meters above the Everest Base Camp and sits at an elevation of 5,545 meters. Whilst there you will have roughly 10 minutes to look around, take photographs, and absorb the magnificent sights of these beautiful snow-capped mountains from a close distance. Following that, your helicopter will take off and fly for 12 minutes from Kalapatthar to the famous Hotel Everest View, at an elevation of 3,880 meters. To compliment your experience, this location provides an open terrace setup for breakfast with great food and hospitality, allowing you to enjoy a lovely breakfast on the lap of the Himalayas. 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. There your representatives will be waiting for you to take you to your respective hotel.
Includes
  • 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 $20 USD)
  • National park fees ($30 USD)
  • Airport tax ($2 USD)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

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

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

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OMG I cannot describe the feeling of flying to Kalapatthar and seeing the glorious Mount Everest !!! The trip started off with the uncertainty of the weather but we finally departed a bit later! The pilot of our aircraft MR Prakash was brilliant!! After we left Kathmandu and ascended over the valley I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face! The experience of seeing us fly into Lukla and the take off again and then the landing at Pheriche was just surreal.We were split into a group of two and got around 15-20 minutes at Pheriche ….the feeling of being in the lap of the Himalayan mountains was just magical Then we flew to Kalapattar our pilot pointed out everything to us …the peaks …the Kumbhu ice falls ..the camps…then we landed at Kalapatthar…the view of Everest ,Nuptse were incredible….we just were so happy!!!we missed out on landing at Everest hotel as it started snowing but we can’t complain…we flew back safely and happy ….pl do this it is a dream come true !!A huge thanks!!!

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December 26, 2021

I loved this tour! I was a last minute and Mukti and his team were very accommodating to find a spot for me and super nice and helpful. The views were just fantastic and it was more than worth the money as you are surrounding by stunning views for hours.

November 7, 2021

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