Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - 1 Day

5 - Excellent
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Group Size 1 - 6 Pax Pax
Trip Grade Easy
Max. Elevation 5545M


  • The Trip provides the opportunity to explore the landscape of the Khumbu area, green forest with birds and wild animals.
  • Enjoying the fantastic 360o panoramic view of Mt. Everest (8848m) – the tallest mountain of the world.
  • Travelers captivated into the stunning beauty of Mt.Thamserku, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Pumori.
  • The views of Khhumbu ice fall and glacier together with Everest Basecamp from Kalapatthar.
  • Unique experience of Sherpa culture and tradition with Thrilling view of Lukla Airport are other extraordinary features of this trip.


Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour  – Don’t miss the opportunity to reach into the Kalapathar (elevation of approximately 5,545 mt) next to mt. Everest  (8848 mt).

Situated at the height of 8,848 m, Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Day tour of Everest Base Camp in Helicopter is one of the greatest experiences that offer you Ariel views of different mountains including Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori and others including different small traditional villages. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is appropriate for those who do not have much time and do not want much physical movement.

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trip begins from Kathmandu flying towards the east to Lulka. Lukla is famous for its beautiful Sherpa village. After reaching Lukla, we fly to the Everest Base Camp which is known as the most popular trekking destination for adventure seekers and climbers in the world. We get the excellent views of Khumbu Glacier which is located between Mt. Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Lhotse is known as the fourth highest mountain in the world after Mt. Everest, K2 and Kanchenjunga. Nuptse is a mountain that is located in the Khumbu region of Mahalangur Himal which is extremely dangerous due to losing snow.

We stop at the Kala Patthar to get the grandest views of the highest mountain in the world and its neighboring mountains. Kala Patthar provides the most accessible close-up view of Mt. Everest. Then we fly towards Syanboche and stop for a breakfast in the hotel. We get the beautiful views of the Himalayas from Syanboche. After capturing the views of the beautiful mountain, we fly back to Lukla for fueling and then return to Kathmandu. Our entire day tour of Everest Base Camp by helicopter ends in Kathmandu.

Route of Everest Base Camp Heli Tour

Kathmandu (1350m)– Lukla (2860m) (fueling) – Everest Base Camp ( Kalapatthar 5545m) – Syangboche (Everest view Hotel 3800m.) for Breakfast – Lukla (2860m) (fueling) – Kathmandu(1350m).

Day by Day Itinerary

Starting early depart (6-7 AM) from the hotel for the transfer to Kathmandu domestic air terminal for super scenic panoramic flight, the seats with much space for leg rooms with large window seating where you can marvel immense scenery.

After getting in the chopper, where captain might have co-pilot sometimes depending upon the size of the group, with only one pilot where you can have the honor seating next to the pilot also with commanding views that faces ahead.
After a seating arrangement flying over Kathmandu valley catching views of Ganesh-Manaslu-Langtang and Jugal Himal range of peaks with Gaurishanker and Melung Tse peaks.
As the flight swirls above rolling green hills past Dolkha village around Jiri village heading past Lamjura-la pass of 3,550 m high covered in thick alpine forest of rhododendron-magnolia-pines and oaks trees, our air journey continues after half hour to 45 minutes from the take off.
To land at Lukla with awesome views of Himalayan chain of mountains with Mt. Everest during the flight and then landing at Lukla unique airstrip known as Tenzing & Hillary airport tribute to the legendary mountaineers who first conquered Mt. Everest in May 29th 1953.
At Lukla where chopper lands for refueling as well for refreshment in its many excellent lodge with fine restaurants and bakeries, here with time to observe the local Sherpa traditional life interwoven with Buddhism teaching.
Lukla at an altitude of 2,820 m. high, which is also a door to many Everest trekking-mountaineering and other adventure to cultural walks, from Lukla after half hour stops then flying high into Dudh Kosi River gorge in between the peaks of Kwangde and Kusumkanguru with Tharmarserku peaks, as the chopper whirls heading at Namche Bazaar.
At Namche a short fly over to glimpse the view of famous colorful Namche Bazaar where busy Saturday Market takes place every week, Namche the hub and main Sherpa capital of Khumbu region within Everest.
From Namche heading higher with awesome panorama of snow peaks with Mt. Everest and majestic Amadablam mountain and then landing (only special flights with extra cost) at scenic Tangboche near its famous old Buddhist monastery.
A charming spot surrounded by snow capped peaks with close views of mt. Amadablam- Everest, lothse, Thamserku and other peaks, located within green forest. With time to visit its famous monastery where you can observe monks and priest in prayer halls, here most of the climbers and mountaineers receives blessing from high priest for safe and successful climb on Everest and other high peaks.

From Thyangboche after about 1 hours of great flight continue towards Mt. Everest Base Camp above beautiful Khumbu valley surrounded with world highest peaks and then landing at Kalapather Gorakshep of above 5,180 m high, this was once an original base camp earlier from 1950′ to late 1960’s located beneath lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar rocky view point hill.

After a brief stop fly towards Everest Base Camp above moraine and ice to reach at base camp, here enjoy the view of tumbling and notorious Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers.
After a marvelous and exciting time with adventure of a lifetime experience retrace the air journey back to Kathmandu with awesome and memorable time on Helicopter flight to mt. Everest Base Camp.

Trip Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 2 Reviews


Mary & Lisa
United States

Wonderful Everest Base Camp

Great company with Services – We did the Trip Himalaya. We recently have taken the Everest base camp helicopter flight as part of our Nepal honeymoon. Absolutely breathtaking! Pick up and return from the hotel with a very friendly guide and driver, first time in a helicopter and was a great experience in our life. Panoramic views from Kala-Patthar, friendly and professional pilot and support team. Highly recommend…..


Jackson & Claire
United Kingdom

Amazing Trip – The Best Thing

I booked an Everest Helicopter flight for my partner. It was the amazing trip- the best thing we have done in Everest Base Camp (Kalapatther). The company are very professional & the staff very friendly. The whole experience was 5* from the efficient courtesy pick up from the hotel to dropping us back in the hotel after 5-6 Hrs. flight. The helicopter was very comfortable for mountain & the pilot very experience in a friendly way. The views were stunning & the pilot pointed out all famous mountains. Very highly recommended.