About Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Walking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal takes as long as two weeks, but on this convenient helicopter tour you can cut out all the hard work and fly straight there. As well as seeing the incredible rocky and icy landscape surrounding Everest, you will enjoy views of remote villages and lush farmland along the way. This is an ideal tour for travelers short on time, or those with mobility issues, who don’t want to miss out on seeing Everest while visiting.


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Day 01: Helicopter Tour


1. Take off from Kathmandu: Enjoy a scenic flight over Kathmandu's historic landmarks like temples, palaces, and traditional settlements. (40 minutes)

2. Fly over breathtaking landscapes: Soar above Jiri and Nagarkot Hill, capturing panoramic views of the Himalayas. (10 minutes)

3. Brief stop at Lukla: While your helicopter refuels, take a short break at Lukla Airport. (10 minutes)


4. Helicopter tour to Pheriche: Enjoy a thrilling flight over Namche Bazaar and Tengboche, two iconic Himalayan villages. Land in Pheriche, a beautiful village surrounded by towering peaks. (15-20 minutes)

Optional Shuttle (for groups of 5):

• If your group has 5 people, a shuttle service will be used due to weight restrictions at high altitudes. Everyone will get a window seat during the shuttles.

Mid-morning to afternoon:

5. Flyover of Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar: Witness the majestic peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and surrounding giants from a breathtaking aerial perspective. (15-20 minutes)

6. Land at Everest View Hotel: Relax and enjoy a delicious breakfast at the highest luxury hotel in the world, surrounded by stunning Himalayan panoramas. (30 minutes)


7. Return to Lukla: Take a scenic flight back to Lukla, marveling at the beauty of Sagarmatha National Park with its diverse flora and fauna. (15 minutes)

8. Refuel at Lukla: Enjoy a short break at Lukla Airport before your final leg back to Kathmandu. (10 minutes)

9. Return to Kathmandu: Embark on your final flight, soaring over Jiri and Nagarkot once more. Enjoy the last glimpses of the majestic Himalayas before landing in Kathmandu. (40 minutes)

Upon arrival:

• Our team will transfer you back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

• Relax and enjoy the rest of your day at your leisure.

Additional Notes:

• Total flight time: Approximately 3.5 hours (excluding ground time)

• This itinerary is a guideline and may vary depending on weather conditions and operational requirements.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Hotel pickup Hotel Drop
  • Helicopter tour

Cost Excludes:

  • National park fees
  • Breakfast 

Price & Dates

Pick up time- 5:45 am
Flight time - 6:30-7:00 am
Duration -3/4 hours