5 Hour Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Highlights
- Flying close to Mt. Everest the tallest peak on earth
- Enjoy a 360 degree view of the mountains from Kala Patthar(5,555m)
- Land in Kala Patthar, enjoy great views of the Himalayas
- View of other peaks such as Mt. Lhotse(8,516m), Cho Oyu(8,201m) and Mt.Makalu (8,463m)
- The most scenic flight in the world
- Most scenic helicopter flight back to Kathmandu head to head with the Himalayas.
About the 5 Hour Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Join us on this trip of a lifetime. Book this 4-hour helicopter tour 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.
Brief Itinerary: 5 Hour Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Itinerary: 5 Hour Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Day 1 - Heli kathmandu to Kala Patthar
The tour starts at 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 Everest Base Camp and land at the helipad near Kala Patthar for the best possible views of Mount Everest. We spend an hour at this helipad, before flying back to Kathmandu.
Chartered helicopter, pilot and fuel
Sightseeing as per the itinerary
Transportation to/from hotel
All government taxes
Hotel in Kathmandu
National park fee ( 3390 NRS ) 33 USD
Airport Tax ( 200 NRS ) 2 USD
5 Hour Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
At what height the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour will go?
The flight starts from Kathmandu which is 1,300m and stops at Lukla Airport 2,830m for refueling. Continues the flight and land at Kalapatthar 5545m and Everest Base Camp 5364m.
How long is the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
The average tour time for this tour is 4 to 5 hours which starts from Kathmandu & ends at Kathmandu.
How experienced is the pilot?
All the pilots are aviation licensed and have years of experience flying a helicopter in the Everest regions. Each of our pilots receives regular re-current proficiency training conforming to CAA Nepal’s standards.
How long we will stay in Everest Base Camp/Kalapatthar?
We will be staying for around 10-20 minutes to enjoy a glimpse of Everest, Khumbu glaciers & other peaks. Due to the risk of high altitude sickness/stroke, we cannot stay long but we will be our breakfast for an hour in the Everest View Hotel.
Is there any additional cost?
There is no extra cost or hidden charges after your book your tour. The package will include your permit, Airport-Hotel Pick up and drop, and other governmental charges.
What if there the weather is bad and the flight didn’t take off?
Usually, the weather will not be bad (unless we flight in rainy season) but in the worse cases, we will postpone the tour for the following day. If you don't want to continue the tour then you will get a full amount refund. Also if the weather gets bad in mountains the Helicopter will not take off from Kathmandu.
What is the best season for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
You can do this trek any time throughout the year but usually, there is a tourist season which is October- December, and March-May.
Does this tour include food and drinks?
This tour package doesn't include your food and drinks so you need to pay for it by yourself during this trip.
Best Season or Time to Fly
The best months to do Everest base camp tour with a helicopter is from September- December and January - June.
Packing list / Equipment checklist
List of Equipment for 9 days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter
It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The followings belongings are suggested that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference for clothing, we have listed some useful clothing during the trek. Porters will be carrying the main luggage which should not exceed more than 18kg (one porter will carry two people's luggage, 9 kg for each).
- Headband or Beanie
- Neck Gaiter or Balaclava
- Base Layer
- Insulated Jacket
- Outer Layer
- Fleece Jacket
- Base Layer
- Trekking trousers and shorts
- Hiking Boots
- Hiking/Thermal Socks
- Rates are in US dollars
- Prices are valid for your specified time of travel only
- This is only an offer and no reservations have been confirmed
- Prices are subject to availability
Adventure travel: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is Adventure Travel in the mountains, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, road conditions, vehicle breakdowns and the health of fellow travellers can all contribute to changes. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy-going nature is an asset!
As this is a one day trip so we will be getting back to kathmandu on the same day. Spending our night in hotel, Kathmandu.
Documents & Permits
If you are planning for a trip to Everest base camp, there are different kinds of costs and permits that are involved.
TIMS card was necessary for trekkers in the Everest region. TIMS Card is still valid for trekkers in other regions of Nepal. But if you want to trek to EBC from Jiri, you will need a TIMS Card. TIMS is issued by Tourism Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN). There are 2 kinds of TIMS card that are issued- one for an Independent trekker and one for an organized trekker.
TIMS Card for Independent Trekker
- Color- Green
- Cost- Rs 2000 Per Person
- Photos – 2
- Collected by- Self
TIMS Card for Organized Trekker
- Color- Blue
- Cost- Rs 1000 Per Person
- Photos – 1
- Collected by – Local Trekking Agency
So a TIMS Card is not necessary if you take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then start your trek. It is only needed for Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek.
Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
This is a new permit which was imposed from 1st of October 2018 replacing an existing TIMS Card. Local government of Khumbu directly collect NPR 2000 Per Person from each foreigners. Please note that this permits cannot be obtained in Kathmandu. First if you are flying through Lukla you can obtain this is Lukla. If you are trekking from Jiri or Salleri this can be obtained in Monjo.
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
This is an existing permit system for entering National Park. You can obtain this permit either in Kathmandu at Nepal Tourism Board Office or in Monjo at Park Entrance Gate. This will cost NPR 3000 Per Person. The most convenient way is to obtain this at Monjo.
Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek
If you are following the classic Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek, then you will obtain the permit from Monjo. You will also need to obtain an additional permit for Gaurishankar Conservation Area if you come through Jiri. This can cost you NPR 3,000.
The helicopter tour to Everest base camp is super easy and fastest way to encounter Himalayas and tallest peak on earth.
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