Scenic Mount Everest Helicopter Tour

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4.5 Based on 3 Reviews
  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 4 hours
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 360 degrees views of world's tallest peaks, including Mount Everest
  • The most scenic flight in the world
  • Discover some of the most beautiful Himalayan ranges and capture them in your lenses
  • Scenic breakfast at the Hotel Everest View
This helicopter tour of Mt. Everest is perfect for those who wish to check out unique views of Mount Everest and get closer to its surrounding peaks. This tour lets you fly over the the highest mountain of the world and check out some of the most magical mountain sceneries that the planet has to offer.

Embark on a journey that takes you over the magical Himalayas and check out some of the highest peaks on the planet such as Mount Lhotse, Mount Cho Oyu, Mount Makalu, Mount Nuptse, Mount Pumori, Mount Amadablam, Mount Thamserku and Khangtega.

The aerial view of medieval-era Kathmandu clustered with palaces, temples, monastery and courtyards can also be seen during this tour.

The tour starts around 7 am from the domestic terminal at the Tribhuvan Airport. Our representative will escort you from your hotel to the airport. After take off, we will head towards Lukla, flying in an eastern direction through the Himalayan terrain.

We will first land at Syangboche for breakfast and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. After breakfast, we will fly to Everest Base Camp and land at the helipad near Kala Patthar for the best possible views of Mount Everest and Mount Pumori. We spend half an hour at this helipad, before flying back to Kathmandu.

Starting Point: Tribhuvan Airport, Domestic Terminal, Kathmandu
Ending Point: Tribhuvan Airport, Domestic Terminal, Kathmandu
Duration: 4:30 hrs including half an hour ground time near Kalapatthar
Best Time: September- December, January- June

Kathmandu - Lukla - Syangboche - Kalapatthar - Syangboche - Lukla - Kathmandu


· Helicopter : AS 350 B3E (H125)

· Power Plant : 1 Turbomeca Arriel 2D

· Service Sling : 23000 Ft

· Rate of Climb : 1818 fpm

· Capacity : 1 pilot + 6 Passengers

· Cruising Speed : 137 knots

· Max takeoff weight : 2250 kg

· Endurance : 3 Hours 20 Min

· Call Sign: 9N – AKP & 9N AKG
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Top of the world
4 - Very Good
  • Nicola Weir
  • From Britain
  • On Mar 22 2018
“The overall experience was superb. Seeing Everest so close in such a short time was spectacular. The process is still a bit haphazard and could be smoother (more info on the route in advance, details about what to wear, slicker through the airport etc). However is was all fine and we loved it.”
Mt Everest Helicopter Tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From USA
  • On Apr 17 2017
“This April I took part in a Mt. Everest base camp tour via helicopter through Unique Adventures. Everything necessary for the tour (flights, helicopter, etc.) were all reserved in advance and the program director personally picked me up from my hotel in the morning.

Unfortunately, due to bad weather, the helicopter tour did not take place. Despite the poor circumstances, Unique Adventures was more than willing to work with me on options and pricing given the circumstances. I truly appreciated their flexibility, and would be inclined to choose them for any Nepal based tours moving forward.”
Excellent Tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Britain
  • On Mar 24 2017
“Excellent Tour with a Great Pilot
Amazing views
Friendly tour guide
Stopped at BaseCamp and also Everest View Hotel”
  • Chartered helicopter, pilot and fuel
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Transportation to/from hotel
  • Passenger Insurance
  • All government taxes
  • Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Necessary entrance fees (National Park / Conservation Area, 3000 Nepalese rupees per person)
  • Airport tax (Nepalese rupees 200 per person)
  • Breakfast / Lunch during the tour
  • Tips
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