Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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5 Based on 3 Reviews
  • duration 4 hours
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • max group size 5
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-12319
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Experience Everest from a unique perspective
  • Touch the "feet of Everest" at 5300 m
  • Discover snowy mountains, peaks, Sherpa villages, glaciers and lakes
  • Land at Lukla, Kalapatthar and Syangboche
Have you always wanted to experience Everest without the time and energy of a long trek? This Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour gives you a quick look into the famous Everest region, landing at Everest Base Camp (or Kalapathar). We think this helicopter tour of Everest is the best aerial tour in the world!

The tour starts from Kathmandu, flying east from Kathmandu towards the beautiful Sherpa village and the gateway to Everest, Lukla. After fueling in Lukla, the flight heads towards Everest Base Camp/Kalapathar. The flight goes over Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep and the Khumbu glaciers to reach the base camp of Mount Everest.

This ultimate helicopter ride gives you some of the best mountain views you will ever witness. Due the extreme altitude, you will only be given a maximum of 5 minutes of landing time at base camp. On the way back, you will be allowed a longer time at Syangboche (Hotel Everest view) to take tea/coffee or breakfast. Syangboche has excellent views of Mt. Everest and its range. Finally, you will fly back to Lukla for fueling and then back to Kathmandu to end your lifetime experience of Everest by helicopter!
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Transfers to and from hotel
  • Helicopter charges (including pilot)
  • Passenger liability insurance
  • Flight certificate
  • All government taxes and local taxes
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Cultural Dinner
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Sagarmatha National park fees (USD 30 or 3000 Rupees in Nepali Currency).
  • Airport Tax USD 2 or 200 Rupees in Nepali Currency.
  • Personal expenses and meals in Everest
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Gina
  • From USA
  • On Mar 02 2022
5 - Excellent
best ever helicopter trek
The timing made by this company and its guide were best for this kind of trip. Thanks to the whole team.
  • Madeline Renwick
  • From USA
  • On Jan 27 2020
5 - Excellent
Absolutely amazing!
There is nothing like it. The majestic mountains cutting out above the clouds and the sensation of being at almost 18,000 feet. Once in a lifetime experience...
  • Bharat
  • From India
  • On May 25 2018
5 - Excellent
Best himalayan expedition agency of Nepal
Nepal Himalayas had always been in the list of my must visit places. I did a helicopter trip forEverest base camp. The local operator organised every thing so well that overall journey is now most memorable part of my life. I am... Read more
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the required budget for a trip to Nepal?

    How much you spend in Nepal is largely decided by things you want to do in the country. A 5-day trekking trip in Nepal can start from as little at USD 400 per person. A weekend-long safari in Chitwan National Park is available at less than USD 200.

    On average, seven days in Nepal with accommodation and some or all meals included costs anywhere between USD 700 to USD 1500 per person. Good rooms at hotels in Nepal range from USD 25 to over USD 150 per person, per night, while around USD 1.5 a day can buy you three meals in decent restaurants. 

  • Is Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.

     

  • What is the weather going to be like when I travel to Everest Base Camp?

    The weather in Nepal varies by season. For example, November to January is the dry season with sunny days, clear skies and usually no rain. However, on Everest Base Camp, the temperatures at this altitude will be cold, particularly at night. February to May and September to October is the most popular time to travel to EBC, with usually fairly dry and stable weather, although there may be the occasional shower. June to August is monsoon season in Nepal, but once you pass 3,000 meters altitude there is less and less rain. Check out our guide on the best time to visit Nepal for more on specific monthly climate and seasons.

  • How much will a trip to Nepal cost?

    How much you spend in Nepal is largely decided by things you want to do in the country. A 5-day trekking trip in Nepal can start from as little at USD 400 per person. A weekend-long safari in Chitwan National Park is available at less than USD 200.

    On average, seven days in Nepal with accommodation and some or all meals included costs anywhere between USD 700 to USD 1500 per person. Good rooms at hotels in Nepal range from USD 25 to over USD 150 per person, per night, while around USD 1.5 a day can buy you three meals in decent restaurants. 

  • How long is the trek to Everest Base Camp?

    The Everest Base Camp trek is an 129km round trip that starts from and ends in Lukla, where most people fly in from Kathmandu. It takes most travelers between eleven and 14 days to complete this journey, with the average duration being 12 days, of which it takes around eight days to trek from Lukla to the base camp. The return journey, which normally takes four days, is downhill.

    We also recommend adding buffer periods of a day or two before and after your trek. You may need a couple of days in Kathmandu to shop for trekking gears and meet up with the tour guide to discuss the trek. The buffer period at the end of the trek is recommended because there is always a good chance of Lukla flights getting delayed due to bad weather. This means that your entire trip duration will be between 14 to 16 days. 

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