Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Kalapattar Landing is a four-hour exhilarating excursion that offers a diverse range of spectacular sights as well as airborne views of nearly every jewel in the Everest region.When you land your chopper at Kalapattar, you can see the tallest mountains in the world, including Everest (8848m), Pumori Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7855m), Changtse (7553m), and many others, from every angle. Helicopter tours to Everest Base Camp land at two distinct locations. This adds intrigue to your journey. One can enjoy the breathtaking views of the tall mountain and get a sense of altitude at Kalapatther. Your plane will then land at the Everest View Hotel, where you may have breakfast and take in the greatest views of the Mount Everest region. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour includes a breath-taking landing at Kala Patthar after a thrilling helicopter trip to the world's highest mountain (5550m). This tour features some amazing Himalayan mountain range cinematography. It is ideally suited for tourists who do not have the time or resources to hike for days on end. The 4-5-hour helicopter flight to Nepal's Everest Base Camp is also accessible to people with physical limitations and even to seniors. While on the journey, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and other magnificent peaks can be seen while on the journey, as well as some of the region's breathtaking surroundings.
Other than that, the helicopter journey provides a fantastic chance to discover the Himalayan people's culture and religion. Even though it was a pricey and luxurious trip, it was well worth the adventure and breathtaking vistas that will last you a lifetime. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight departs from Kathmandu and arrives in Nagarkot to the east.
The flight lands at Kalapathar and takes you to the base of Mount Everest. The distant vision of snow-capped peaks gradually replaces the beautiful slopes and pleasant valleys with the odd hamlet. As you get closer to Jiri, these peaks include Jugal Himal, the Langtang range, Gaurishankar, and numerous others. We take a 15-minute break at Lukla to refuel the chopper and perform some technical inspections. During this 15-minute break, you get your first experience of the mountain air and views. The majority of climbs and expeditions that travel farther into the Khumbu region begin at Lukla. The famed mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, who were the first to conquer Everest, are honored by having their airport named Tenzing Hillary. Those coming by helicopter are likely to have an exciting landing experience at this small airport. We will soon depart from Lukla and enter the Sagarmatha National Park's boundaries. Once we get to Namche Bazaar, the views of the Himalayas will be much better than they were before. Sherpa market town Namche is renowned for being the area's financial center. This place is known as the "gateway to Everest" because so many tourists pass through it on their route deeper into the Everest region. Mount Ama Dablam, among a number of other peaks like Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, and Kwangde peaks at this point, will probably be the most prominent throughout your helicopter flight.
We will eventually arrive at our primary destination, the Everest Base Camp, Khumbu glacier, and Kalapathar top, after flying past famous Sherpa villages like Syangboche (famous for its Everest View Hotel and its spectacular views of the Everest range), Tengboche (home to the Tengboche monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region), and Gorak Shep.
The Everest Base Camp, located at 5,380 meters below the terrifying Khumbu icefall, is a popular travel destination for trekkers and adventure seekers worldwide. We will have around 10-15 minutes after landing to spend at the base of the tallest peak in the world and properly appreciate the splendor and majesty all around us. You can get some amazing views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and a number of other peaks and glaciers from the base camp, which is surrounded by towering peaks.
We will fly above Camp II, the Khumbu Glacier, and the Everest Base Camp before landing in Kalapathar. This might be an even better choice for people who want to take in the scenery. One of the best vantage locations in the Everest area is Kala Patthar, which is renowned as a photographer's paradise. Everest is hidden behind the Lhotse Nuptse ridge at base camp, but Kala Patthar offers a 360-degree view of the area, including Everest. Awe-inspiring views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Khumbutse, Changtse, and Pumori, among others, can be had when the weather is good.
The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour stops at Syangboche after departing from KalaPathar. A magnificent breakfast is served at a height of over 4,000 meters while admiring Mount Everest at the Everest View Hotel, close to Syangboche.
After a nice 30-to-60-minute stop here, we continue on with our return trip, arriving at Lukla once more for our final halt. As you take off from Lukla, say goodbye to the Everest region and take in the final flight and Himalayan vistas. We will successfully complete the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour once we return to Kathmandu in a little under an hour.
This base camp landing tour will be broken down into four distinct stages, which are as follows:
: The Everest base camp helicopter leaves Kathmandu, travels through the Jiri Alpine forest, Nagarkot Hill, and the Kathmandu Valley before landing at Lukla.
: After refueling, fly over Namche Bazaar, the former Buddhist monastery of Tengboche, Pheriche, and the Khumbu Glacier before landing at the Kala Patthar viewpoint.
: Go from Kala Patthar and soar over Everest Base Camp (EBC).Next, we arrived at the Everest View Hotel for breakfast and lunch.
: After completing breakfast, fly to Lukla through Namche Bazaar, make a quick stop there for refueling, and then fly back to the airport in Kathmandu.
ROUTE FOR EVERY STAGES:
Fly past Nagarkot, Jiri, then land at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla from Kathmandu (TIA). Fly to Lukla, refuel, fly above Syangboche, Tengboche, Pheriche, and Gorak Shep, land at EBC/Kala Patthar, take off after 15 minutes, and arrive at Hotel Everest View.
EVEREST BASE CAMP HELICOPTER TOUR TIME SCHEDULE:
MAJOR LANDING ZONES
LUKLA (2860) FOR 15 MINUTES
- Kathmandu to Lukla flight- 45 minutes.
- Time for Lukla's landing and refueling: 15-20 min.
- Lukla to Everest base camp (Kala Patthar): 30 minutes.
- Arrival at the Kalapatther viewpoint: 5 to 10 minutes
- From Kalapatther to Everest View Hotel, the flying time is 15 minutes.
- 1 hour after landing at the Everest View hotel for breakfast.
- It takes 15 minutes from Everest View Hotel (Syngboche) to Lukla.
- Lukla fueling time: 10 to 15 minutes.
- Lukla to Kathmandu flight: 45 minutes.
- Helicopter excursion to Everest base camp duration: 4-5 hours
: The most well-liked route to reach Everest base camp is via Lukla, which is at a height of 2860 meters and can be reached in 30 minutes from Kathmandu. The shortest and most hazardous mountain runway in the world is in Lukla, so a helicopter flight is the best method to get there. After 30 minutes, you arrive in Lukla, the region surrounding Mount Everest. The Everest Helicopter stops at Lukla for a short time to refuel. You will have a little window of time for refreshments and bathroom breaks while the pilot and ground personnel dump the fuel. Please bring toilet paper with you because most hotels, motels, and public restrooms have small toilet rooms. Having the chance to see the smaller aircraft land and take off will be remarkable to capture on camera and record on video.
KALAPATHAR (5,644M) FOR 15 MINUTES ( EVEREST BASE CAMP)
:Kala Patthar (5,644m) is a well-known destination for Everest Base Camp hikers and is situated on the southern slope of Pumori in the Himalayas. Without climbing permission, most individuals can only ascend to this height. The spectacular views of Everest, Nuptse, Changtse, and nearby peaks from Kala Patthar are its main draw. In place of the Everest Base Camp, there lies Kala Patthar. Since the hill provides a view of the Everest peak that is not accessible from the base camp, it is highly appreciated by travel specialists.
After refueling in Lukla, our flight departs and heads towards Namche Bazaar while flying over the Dudh Koshi River valley. The biggest town in the area and the center of the Everest Region's economy is Namche. Because most visitors must pass through Namche to reach the Khumbu region, it is known as the gateway to the region. Flying over this well-known Sherpa settlement offers us breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Ganesh Himal (7,429m), Gauri Shankar Himal (7,134m), Shishapangma (8,013m), Gyachung Kang (7,952m), Pumori (7,161m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,855m), and Ama Dablam. To reach the Everest Base Camp, the airplane passes over famous villages including Syangboche, Tengboche, Pheriche, and Gorak Shep.
HOTEL EVEREST VIEW(4000M) FOR ONE HOUR:
A wonderful hotel that seamlessly integrates into its breathtaking surroundings is Hotel Everest View, which is tucked away on a ridge overlooking the Everest range. The Everest National Park in Nepal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to the hotel, which provides guests with a 360-degree panorama of the majestic peaks. Visitors may indulge in this captivating picture in luxury as every accommodation offers a view of Mt. Everest. Hotel Everest View, which was founded in 1971 and is the highest hotel in the world at 13,500 feet, is recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records, 2004. Following our magnificent landing at Kalapatthar, we will travel to the Everest View Hotel in Syangboche for breakfast. It takes around an hour to finish breakfast at the Everest View Hotel. Take in the view of the highest peak in the world while eating breakfast at approximately 4,000 meters.
:We can also depart by following the Dudh-Kosi River, which originates from the Khumbu glacier, a glacier close to Everest base camp. After a short period of time, views of Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, and Phortse can be seen on the left. From this point forward, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam can be seen in front of you. Views of Mt. Cho-Oyu, the sixth-highest peak in the world, may be seen on the left as a heli soars above the most well-known and significant, as well as the highest monastery, Tengboche. According to the Tibetan Buddhist lunar calendar, Mani-Rimdu, a vibrant religious festival, is celebrated in late October or early November. At a height of 4,200 meters, Pheriche, a moderately sized town with numerous good hotels and lodges, is reached after flying over Pangboche (13,00 feet). The captain might land here to divide the group into two or three members, each of whom would weigh no more than 250 kg. The first party continues by helicopter to Everest base camp while the others wait at Pheriche and enjoy taking pictures and movies. When transporting passengers back and forth, the same helicopter is used.
TOTAL COST OF THE PACKAGE :
The pricing of an Everest base camp helicopter tour will vary depending on the services and amenities that the customer requests. Everest base camp helicopter tours will cost more if there are more facilities. The cost of the tour is also affected by the overall number of people in the group, as well as by who joins the group—whether they are a single person or a couple. US$ 899 per person will be the starting price. The price for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour will be US$899 per person if you have a group of 5 individuals, including yourself, your friends, and/or family. In addition, we have group departures every day during the peak season, whether you are a single traveler or a couple and want to go on an Everest base camp helicopter tour with other people. For you or your referrals, we'll coordinate the group helicopter excursion to Everest Base Camp. As a conclusion, If you are paying alone, only US$1100 will be charged; if there are two of you, the cost is US$1000 each. The price will be US$980 if there are three of you paying. It will cost US$940 per person if there are four people paying jointly, and US$899 per person if there are five individuals paying jointly. There will be an additional charge that will be split among the group if you require more shuttles as a result of the bad weight management.
Additionally, you may pay to reserve an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with any major credit card, including Visa, MasterCard, JCB, American Express, and more. so that you can reserve this tour package. following the deposit of the advance travel money into our company's bank account. You are now prepared to fly with us when we have completed filling out the form after getting your documentation. That's how easy it is.
We understand that unexpected circumstances may force the guest to postpone their vacation.Additionally, and without prior warning, the company may potentially postpone or cancel the trip due to events like riots, natural disasters, inclement weather, or political unrest. A 25% deposit will not be reimbursed if you cancel the helicopter tour one day in advance. The deposit will not be reimbursed, however, if you cancel the helicopter tour three days prior. 10% of the deposit, however, will not be reimbursed if you cancel your trip one week in advance. However, as we will always issue a full refund in the event of adverse weather, we hold sole responsibility.
DIFFERENT LANDING OPTIONS
FROM LUKLA (2800M) TO KALAPATHAR(5250M) TO LUKLA
: From Lukla, one can board a helicopter and fly to a location near Kalapathar, the base camp for Everest. After taking a tiny plane on a regular, planned flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you can fly back to Kathmandu on your own with complete freedom, or you can stay in the area around Namche Bazaar for as long as you choose.
PHAKDING TO EVEREST BASE CAMP BY HELICOPTER AND LAND AT KATHMANDU:
As an alternative to walking from Lukla to Phakding village, you might like to take a helicopter flight from Lukla to Phakding. Going directly to Everest Base Camp or anywhere nearby to get the best possible views of Mount Everest is not recommended. This choice allows you to experience a helicopter ride to the base camp while saving your valuable time and money. It is up to you whether to finish the helicopter ride in Lukla or continue on to Kathmandu.
NAMCHE TO KALAPATHAR AND BACK TO LUKLA OR KATHMANDU BY HELICOPTER:
This alternative helicopter trip is a chance to shorten the route so that you can take advantage of the chance to fly in a helicopter to Everest Base Camp or at the base of Kalapathar for breathtaking up-close views of Mount Everest while saving time and energy by skipping the longer hike.
TENGBOCHE (3,867 METERS) TO EVEREST BASE CAMP AND TO LUKLA OR KATHMANDU
: You can fly in under 30 minutes from Tengboche to a location close to Everest base camp. For the greatest view of the high mountains and the closest views of Mount Everest, go to the foot of Kalapathar hill. After experiencing a wonderful moment, return to Lukla or continue your helicopter ride to Kathmandu while taking in the magnificent Himalayan scenery. Additionally, choosing this option for your helicopter journey will allow you to experience "Mani-Rimdu," one of the major himalayan events, which falls in the middle of October or November according to the Buddhist lunar calendar.
FROM PHERICHE OR DINGBOCHE TO KALAPATHAR AND BACK TO KATHMANDU:
Trekkers have options if they reach Dingboche or Pheriche but are feeling fatigued from the high altitude. Take a helicopter ride to the base of Kalapathar or Everest to get close-up views of the mountain. After having a wonderful time, take a flight back to Kathmandu and take in the view of the Himalayan mountain range.
FROM PANGBOCHE TO EVEREST BASE CAMP OR AT THE BASE OF KALAPATHAR HILLAND THEN LANDING AT LUKLA:
You can take advantage of this opportunity to travel for a few days to Everest Base Camp in less than an hour from Pangboche village, which is located at a height of 3,900 meters, in the comfort of a helicopter. It will be a huge comfort to take a helicopter from Pangboche and see Mount Everest up close. On the way to Everest base camp, Pangboche is the last permanent community; the other highest points have temporary communities to accommodate trekkers.
FROM LOBUCHE TO EVEREST BASE CAMP AND THEN LAND AT LUKLA OR CONTINUE BACK TO KATHMANDU:
A quick flight of less than 30 minutes from Lobuche Helicopter can be used to avoid strenuous hikes at high altitudes. From the foot of Kalapathar hill, take pleasure in the close-up views of Mount Everest. After spending a lovely moment admiring the breathtaking view of towering peaks, take a helicopter ride back to Lukla. A regular journey in a small aircraft to Kathmandu can be taken later that day or the following early morning.
FROM EVEREST BASE CAMP TO LUKLA OR BACK TO KATHMANDU:
This is an alternative for hikers who want to get to Everest base camp on foot and then to Lukla or back to Kathmandu. With little energy left, I was too exhausted to do the rest of the return trip. One has the option to fly in comfort in a helicopter service to Lukla or to continue on to Kathmandu.
LUKLA TO SYANGBOCHE (HOTEL EVEREST VIEW) AND VICE VERSA :
Take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy a hearty breakfast at Hotel Everest View, which is the world's highest hotel according to Guinness World Records.
KATHMANDU TO LUKLA BY HELICOPTER OR LUKLA TO KATHMANDU:
Last but not least, you can also reserve a helicopter trip solely to get to Lukla and then continue your trek on foot, or vice versa, which can save you a lot of time and energy while giving you the same experience as climbing Mount Everest.
VARIOUS LANDING LOCATIONS WITH A COST
The most recent update on the cost of a chartered flight to Everest by helicopter in 2022 and 2023:
- USD 2400: From Lukla to Kathmandu costs:
- USD 3700: Upto Everest Base Camp
- USD 3600:Round-trip from Kathmandu to Gokyo.
- USD 1500: From Everest base camp to Lukla via Gorakshep and back
- USD 1200: Lukla-Lobuche-Lukla
- USD 4000: Lukla to Everest camp for single person
- USD 3700: From Kathmandu-Khare-Kathmandu
USD 1500: From Lukla-Kare-Lukla trip
THE BEST TIME AND SEASON
There are thrills in every season, so visit whenever you are ready. Additionally, you can decide which season best fits your personality in terms of marginal utility.
DURING THE SPRING:
The best time to take a heli flight tour to the Everest region is in the spring, which lasts from March through May. Rhododendrons and other wildflowers are already blossoming, adding to the beauty of the hills' rich greenery. The mountains are easily seen in the spring since the sky is clear. Thanks to the beautiful skies in the spring, in addition to the hills, the view of the mountains is equally breathtaking. The weather is also ideal at this time of year, ranging from a comfortable 15 to 20 degrees Celsius during the day to a chilly 0 to 5 degrees Celsius after sunset.
IN THE AUTUMN
: The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is available throughout the busiest travel and trekking season in Nepal, which runs from September to December. The autumn season, which encompasses this time frame, is renowned for its wonderful confluence of good weather, moderate temperatures, bright skies, and breathtaking scenery. Similar to spring, autumn is a great time to visit Everest Base Camp. When the sun is up, the temperature often ranges from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius, and at night, it stays between -5 and 5 degrees Celsius. Use the appropriate sunscreen and protection because the sun's UV rays are much greater than you might anticipate at base camp.
IN THE MONSOON OR SUMMER:
In Nepal, the monsoon is regarded as the off-season for trekking. Additionally, the monsoon gives a unique experience for tourism in general. Like the previous two seasons, the temperature is often moderate, although the weather can be unpredictable. You must be patient to wait for the right day with suitable weather in order to visit the Everest Base Camp during the monsoon, especially with the Everest Heli Flight Tour. But if you have the patience and time to wait for the ideal day, your experience will undoubtedly be unparalleled. The skies are as clear as they can be because of the rain, which washes away all the smog and dust. In addition to the breathtaking environment, this is the ideal time of year for nature lovers or botanists to travel.
DURING THE WINTER:
The Everest Base Camp may only be visited during the winter months of December through February in Nepal, which is a rare opportunity. At high altitudes, the temperature can fall as low as -10 to -15 degrees. Due to this and the constant snowfall, it might be challenging to obtain hotel rooms and other forms of lodging throughout the winter. This makes the Everest Base Camp Trek challenging to complete in the winter. As a result, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is ideal during the winter. You can experience the abundant snowfall while on the ground at the Everest base camp and take in the beautiful aerial view of the glistening peaks, including Everest, without any hassle. Mountain vistas are typically breathtaking in winter when the sky is clear and the snow adds to the majesty of the dazzling peaks.
MAXIMUM WEIGHT CAPACITY PER FLIGHT
As you depart from Kathmandu, the maximum weight per flight for a helicopter trip is 450 kg. The maximum landing weight limit for all highland locations varies depending on altitude and local air pressure. A traveller and all of their baggage cannot exceed 450 kg when landing in Syangboche. The Everest View hotel is situated here. Similar to Pheriche, landing in Kalapatthar requires a maximum landing weight of 220 kg. Pheriche has a maximum landing weight of 420 kg.
This is the reason why a party of 4 to 5 individuals cannot be transported to Kalapatthar simultaneously. A second shuttle flight from Pheriche to Kala Patthar must be made by the helicopter.
SAFETY PROTOCOLS DURING LANDING
Don't be alarmed; the helicopter's engine will still be running when it lands in Kalapathar because of the bitter cold. To ensure the protection of your ears, use the included earplugs. Avoid running and jumping too closely in front of the helicopter. During your landing at Kalapathar, you must remain inside the guide's line of sight and the range of the helicopter. However, you can enjoy the hotel's Everest view privately with your party or family.
Buckle up when you board the chopper for your trip to Everest Base Camp.
Keep your current seat during the flight and avoid getting up.
During your flights, don't chuck anything out of the helicopter.
Be aware that smoking is not permitted on flights.
Until our operators summon you, wait on the helipad. The pilot occasionally needs to move the aircraft from the helipad.