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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Grade: Easy, leisure & luxury. People of any age can join this helicopter tour.
Highest Altitude: 5,644 m at Kala Patthar or 5,364 m at Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp helicopter tour duration with landing: 4 hours Kathmandu – Lukla – Pheriche (depend upon group size) – Everest Base Camp/Kala Patthar – Syangboche Airstrip/Hotel Everest View – Lukla – Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp helicopter tour price: Our Everest Base Camp helicopter tour price is based on group sharing up to 5 pax and private charter. Best price guaranteed.
Best season for Everest Base Camp helicopter tour: Throughout the year. March to May & October to December have fantastic weather among all the months.
Maximum number of passengers: 5 pax not including pilot. Sometimes we also have to use two helicopters to maintain the 250 kgs weight limit. If more than 5 people are in a group, we’ll use an additional helicopter. Passengers have to bear the cost of the additional helicopter.
Escape the chaos of Kathmandu and embark on an adventurous yet comfortable journey
Reach the lap of the world’s highest mountain in a blink of an eye
Enjoy breathtaking aerial views of the giant snow-capped mountains
Land at multiple places and enjoy the Himalayas closely
Witness heavenly view from Kala Patthar
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at Everest View Hotel
Get the best price and guaranteed departure with us
Perfect for family trips with kids and elderly
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour: A Luxury Trip
The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is more than just a helicopter tour in Nepal. With us, it’s a luxury lifestyle that we thrive to provide to our guests. Champagne? Bouquet? Cake? Sushi? whatever you want, we’ll provide you (upon request & additional charge).
A private vehicle and our representative pick/drop you from your hotel for the helicopter tour. The delegated flight instructor and captain give the group a private briefing before flying. From the beginning to the end of the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp, you and your needs will be attended to by our representative.
Views during the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp
First of all, every participant of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour gets a window seat to enjoy full views of the snow-capped Himalayan mountains. In the first few minutes of flying, you’ll get greeted by Ganesh Himal (7,118 m) and Mt. Gauri Sankar (7,134 m). As you move further from Lukla, mountains like Thamserku (6,608 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Island Peak (6,160 m), Pumori (7,161 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Everest (8,849 m), Lobuche (6,119 m), etc begin to uncover themselves.
Lush green hills and Sherpa settlements areas from above the sky add life to the big mountains. Likewise, giant glaciers and moraines are seen. Upon landing at the Kala Patthar (5,644 m), you’ll have around ten minutes to soak in the beauty of the surrounding mountains, including Everest, and click pictures.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight Route
The tour begins at Kathmandu domestic airport and flies to Lukla.
We’ll stop at Lukla for 15 minutes to refuel our chopper and fly to Kala Patthar.
Short ten minutes stop at Kala Patthar to enjoy the views and design of Syangboche Airstrip.
Half an hour break to have delicious breakfast at Hotel Everest View.
Fly to Lukla to refuel and end the trip at Kathmandu airport.
Why land at Kala Patthar instead of Everest Base Camp?
Everest Base Camp is located on the Khumbu glacier. The base camp does not have ample space for landing, especially in the peak seasons when the mountaineers set their tents for the summit push. Likewise, from EBC, Mt. Everest is not visible because the surrounding mountains overlap the view of Everest and hide it.
Kala Patthar offers one of the most fantastic views of Mt. Everest and numerous surrounding peaks along with a heart-warming sunrise. You’ll find yourself standing above the clouds. Therefore, we land at Kala Patthar, which is located a few hundred meters above Gorak Shep.
Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp departure time & group joining
The Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight landing tour usually begins around 6:30 to 7:00 AM. Depending upon the weather situation, there can be a delay sometimes. Otherwise, we offer guaranteed fixed departure every day in the peak season.
You can join the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with your own group or join one of our groups and fly with travelers from all around the world.
There is also an option to go on a private Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with us. For sharing flight the extra fees are applied. You can hire an entire chopper for you at an affordable cost. Moreover, our private EBC heli tour also allows the participants to do tweaks in the itinerary and departure date.
If you are a solo traveler or in a group of up to 3 people, you can directly book the heli tour from our fixed departure section on the website.
If you are in a group of 4 to 5 people or more, please book the trip via our customization booking section.
If you want to book a private Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp/Viber us at +977-9851087389.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour (weight limit)
Our helicopters have a weight limit of 500 kgs and can accommodate up to five people (not including the pilot). If the group has 3 or fewer people, then we fly directly from Lukla to Everest Base Camp. However, if the group is more than three people, we’ll stop at Pheriche and add another chopper to divide the weight and maintain it to 250 kgs each chopper. An additional cost is incurred for each extra helicopter.
*Note: As per the rules, above 4,000 meters helicopters weighing up to 250 kgs are only allowed to fly.
Maximum 5 people in 1 helicopter
Weight Limit for 5 people: Maximum 500 kilograms
Weight Limit for 3 people: Maximum 250 kilograms
Average recommended weight: 80 kilograms (per person)
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Landing Tour with Cost (group joining and private)
Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour cost may change as per the group size and departure condition.
Number of People: Group joining cost/Private flight cost
1 person group joining cost USD 1000 or USD 3,600 private flight cost
2 people group joining cost USD 950 per person or USD 3,600 for private flight cost
3 people group joining cost USD 900 per person or USD 3,600 for private flight cost
4 people group joining cost USD 850 per person
5 to 10 people group joining cost USD 800 per person
Why Book Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour With Us?
We understand the Himalayas better. We are one of the oldest leading travel agencies in Nepal. Our company specializes in helicopter tours in Nepal.
We have assisted hundreds of travelers from all around the world and helped them make their Himalayan dream come true. Our many years of experience and very refined, sharp management/on-field team makes any trip with us safe, smooth, and very fun.
We offer the best and most affordable Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing costs in the market. Our trips have the highest rate of success & safety. Our many years of expertise, attention to little detail, great customer review, and friendly team makes us a reliable partner for Everest Helicopter Tour.
Licensed & well-trained team
Highly experienced pilots who have been flying in the Himalayas for a long time
Tailor-made private helicopter trips
Safe & secure payment
No hidden clauses or charges
Regular fixed departures in the peak season
24×7 Customer Service
Sustainable & ethical trips
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary
Kathmandu airport (TIA) – flyover Nagarkot – Jiri – land at Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla – refueling – flyover Syangboche – Tengboche – Pheriche – Gorak Shep – land at EBC/Kala Patthar – take off after 10 mins – land at Syangboche – hike to Hotel Everest View – fly to Lukla – refueling – Kathmandu
Phase I (5:30 to 6:30 AM): Pick up and drop at the domestic airport terminal
Our friendly team will receive you from your hotel early in the morning and drop you at the domestic airport. We’ll use a private vehicle for pick up and drop off.
Phase II (6:30 to 7:30 AM): Briefing from a flight instructor
Before boarding the helicopter, there will be a short briefing from the flight instructor. He/she will inform you about the helicopter and safety measures. If you have any questions, you can freely ask during the briefing. Later, the captain will introduce himself and say some final notes. You will then board the chopper and get ready to fly.
Phase III (7:30 AM – 11:00 AM): Fly to Lukla and ascend to Everest Base Camp, stop at Hotel Everest View for breakfast before returning to Kathmandu
The helicopter takes off from Kathmandu airport and flies east towards Lukla airport. In the first few minutes, you come across Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and Gauri Sankar. There’s a short 15 minutes landing at Lukla airport to refuel the helicopter. You can look around and stretch.
From Lukla, the flight again takes off towards Kala Patthar. It’s the highest point you touch during the EBC heli tour. Depending upon the group size and weight, we may have to add an additional chopper to balance the 250 kgs weight limit.
You’ll fly over the beautiful Sherpa villages and dense forests. The flight offers sick views of lush green valleys and hills. Snow-capped mountains dominate the sky with their giant presence. The ride will be surreal and soothing.
Flying over Everest Base Camp, the flight moves to Kala Patthar, where you land. The landing will be phenomenal. You’ll have 10 minutes to soak in the rejuvenating Himalayan air and enjoy mountain views. The flight then takes off from Kala Patthar and heads to Syangboche Airstrip.
Little above Syangboche Airstrip is situated one of the highest hotels in the world mentioned in the Guinness World Record Book, Hotel Everest Views. It is a luxury hotel in the Khumbu region that offers most of the modern comforts and services.
You’ll have a scrumptious breakfast here and then hop on the helicopter to fly back to Kathmandu. The returning flight may take a quick halt at Lukla airport to refuel and fly over Khumbu Glacier before descending at Kathmandu airport.
Phase IV: Short feedback session and drive back to the hotel
Upon landing at the domestic airport, our team representatives will meet you and ask you a few questions regarding your flight experience. Please take your little time to give us a review and any feedback if you have. After that, we will drop you back at your hotel.
How safe is a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp?
Despite being a high-altitude journey, a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp is a safe journey. You’ll touch 5,644 meters in a matter of a few minutes. However, as we will be spending only around 10 minutes at that altitude, the risks of altitude sickness (acute mountain sickness) are very low.
We’ll quickly descend to a lower altitude at 3,780 meters (Syangboche Airstrip) and spend around half an hour before descending back to Kathmandu.
Likewise, in terms of our helicopters, they are always checked and maintained before each take-off. So, you don’t have to worry about the chopper. Our pilots are very experts in Himalayan geography and have numerous years of expertise in flying amidst high mountains. We guarantee a safe Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing to every participant.
Packing list for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Packing for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing is quite minimal yet you have to wear proper clothing and be well prepared to face any adverse weather conditions. We’ll only take off after confirming the weather condition, still, we want you to remember that weather in the Himalayas is very unpredictable.
Following are the basic clothing and other things you’ll need for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour:
Down jacket- windproof
Base layer clothing
Comfortable shoes & warm socks
UV protection goggles
Reusable water bottle
Toiletries (tissue paper, sunscreen, lip balm, etc)
Your passport and other essential documents
EBC Helicopter Tour Weather Information and Best Season
You can go on a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp any time of the year if the weather is clear. Every season has its unique charm and offers distinct views. But if we have to choose the best among all, then we’ll say spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) is the best time of the year to go on the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing.
Spring & autumn generally have the most stable weather conditions, which allow us to offer almost daily flights to the base camp Everest. These seasons are packed with travelers, and trails are thriving with diverse vegetation. The climate is just perfect for a trek or helicopter tour.
As the Himalayan helicopter tour is a few-hour program, you can also do it in seasons like summer & winter. However, these are the off seasons for trekking in the Himalayas. There can be delays in flights because of unstable weather.
Booking & Payment Policy
Our terms & conditions page has all our booking, cancellation, and payment policy. Please go through it before confirming the trip with us. Once the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour gets confirmed from both sides, you’ll be bound by our policies protected under the law of the Nepal government.
We have 100% transparency when it comes to our policy. There is no hidden clause or any hidden charges. If any incident occurs that incurs a change in our policy or applies an additional charge, our team will inform you promptly with a full explanation.
Feel free to ask us any questions.
To book Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, we need 30% of the total cost of the package as an advance payment. It is a refundable amount (may involve a small cancellation charge depending upon the situation. Please go through our cancellation policy for detailed information).
After receiving the payment our team will send you the booking confirmation mail, including the departure date, receipt, etc. We’ll need your passport details and other general information to do the preparation here in Nepal before your arrival.
*Note: Our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour cost includes all the necessary permits fees for the tour. No need to pay extra money for permits.
The remaining package cost needs to be clear before the beginning of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. You can pay it upon arrival in Kathmandu.
We accept booking deposits through Credit Card (Mastercard or Visa, and many more) or wire/bank transfers. We have a very secure payment gateway on our website that you can use to send us the booking payment. For any assistance in payment, contact us at xxxxxxxx.
i) You may get charged a few percent while doing the international payment. This charge has nothing to do with our company and is incurred by a bank/financial institution.
ii) If the amount received by us is less than it should be because of the above reason, we request you to clear it accordingly upon your arrival in Kathmandu.
The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour can get canceled because of unseen circumstances. Below we have mentioned our cancellation policy briefly to give you an idea. Again our terms & conditions have a further in detail explanation of the cancellation clauses.
If the EBC Helicopter Tour gets canceled by the company because of unavoidable obstacles like weather instability, political disturbance, riots, etc, the company will fully refund the deposit money.
If the helicopter tour gets canceled by the participant one week or less before the departure date, there will be no refund.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing 2022 & 2023
As of now, Nepal is completely open to all international travelers and travel/adventure activities around the nation. All the rules and regulations have been lifted. The country is welcoming tourists from all around the world with a few small yet sturdy safety protocols.
The cases have gotten down. Most of the citizens have taken their second dose of vaccines too. Life all around the country is back to normal. Below are some of the rules and things we are doing to prevent any outbreak of Covid-19 from our side:
On-arrival visa is once again available to travelers at the entry points (do check if your country is eligible for an on-arrival visa or not).
Fully vaccinated travelers can enter the country without any issue.
The travelers who are not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated may see the issue in obtaining an on-arrival visa. Therefore, consult the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate Office in your home country.
The participants of the EBC heli tour have to show a negative Covid-19 result not older than 72 hours.
During the tour, please use a face mask and sanitizer.
We regularly sanitize our choppers. All of our team members are fully vaccinated.
Our Other Helicopter Services in the Everest Region
Below are some of our other famous helicopter services in the Everest region. Apart from these, we also run helicopter tours around the Himalayas and provide pick up & drop service. You can also custom design helicopter tours to any destination in the Himalayas with us.
Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla & Lukla to Kathmandu
Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla & Lukla to Kathmandu is usually used by travelers who want to skip the nerve-racking Kathmandu Lukla commercial flight or are in a rush to reach either of these places on time.
Some travelers also take Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight or Lukla to Kathmandu helicopter flight to enjoy aerial views of the Himalayas.
In case your regular flight gets canceled because of unstable weather, this short helicopter flight is also a great alternative to be on your itinerary.
Helicopter flight back to Kathmandu-Lukla from Gorak Shep or Everest Base Camp
It’s great if you have already trekked to Everest Base Camp. The return route to Lukla descends the same trail you ascend in the last few days. Retracing the same route might not be interesting enough for some travelers, therefore a helicopter flight from Gorak Shep or EBC is the best option. We provide a genuine helicopter flight rate back to Lukla or Kathmandu, wherever you want to land.
Everest View Hotel to Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight
Skip four days of walking by taking a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp from Everest View Hotel. The flight will be approximately 15 minutes long and offer excellent aerial mountain views. Everest View Hotel to Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight is an ideal alternative if you do not feel like walking anymore or are feeling sick.
Everest View Hotel to Kathmandu Helicopter flight
Descending is as much tougher as ascending and can get pretty exhausting. You can take a helicopter flight from Everest View Hotel and directly fly back to Kathmandu. It’ll save you a lot of time, and you also get to enjoy bird-eye views of the Himalayan mountains. The flight will be 40 to 45 minutes long and thrilling. Everest View Hotel to Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight is a great way to end your EBC trek.
Lukla to Kalapatthar via Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight
The helicopter flight from Lukla to Kala Patthar via Everest Base Camp allows travelers to explore the Khumbu region from high above the sky. The experience is different but very satisfying. It allows trekkers with health issues or physical limitations to continue their journey in the Everest region. It’s a short flight to Kala Patthar, and if you want, you can fly back to Lukla or Kathmandu on the same day.
Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter flight
Gorak Shep is the last village on the way to EBC. It takes around 5 days of a trek from Gorak Shep to reach Lukla and one more day to fly back to Kathmandu. So, if you want to save these five days and enjoy exploring other parts of Nepal, then Gorak Shep to Kathmandu Helicopter flight is an ideal option. The flight is also a great way to witness the hidden corners of the Everest region and mountains.
Kathmandu to Gorakshep Helicopter flight
Similarly, you also have the option to directly fly from Kathmandu to Gorak Shep, explore EBC and if you wish, fly back to Kathmandu on the same day or trek to Lukla. For travelers with a day remaining in Kathmandu and who have nothing planned, Kathmandu to Gorakshep Helicopter flight is an ideal package. The cost is affordable too in group joining.
Pheriche to Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight
From Pheriche, it’s an ascending flight up to Everest Base Camp. The flight is very rewarding. If you have a change of heart, then it’s not too late. Pheriche to Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight is only one call away from us. We can arrange a quick helicopter tour from Pheriche to EBC anytime you want. The flight will be approx 10 minutes long.
Pheriche to Kathmandu Helicopter flight
Pheriche at 4,371 m is a popular halt point for EBC helicopter tours if we need to divide the weight between multiple choppers before heading towards Kala Patthar. While descending, you can opt for a helicopter flight from Pheriche to Kathmandu and skip another handful of days of the trek. The views of mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and others are stunning during the flight.
Tengboche to Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight
With us, you can take a helicopter flight from Tengboche to Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar. The trail from Tengbcoeh onwards only gets difficult, and the thin air puts high pressure on the trekker’s body. Instead of trekking for another three days to reach EBC, you can take a short 15 minutes scenic flight to the base camp Everest.
Tengboche to Lukla or Kathmandu Helicopter flight
The route from Tengboche to Lukla has some major steep descends and ascends. So, if you want to escape from this tough walk, join our helicopter flight from Tengboche to Lukla or Kathmandu. The flight will make your journey more lovely and how can we forget our wonderful aerial mountain views.
Dingboche to Kathmandu Helicopter flight
Dingboche is suited at 4,410 meters and is a famous acclimatization point for trekkers heading towards Everest Base Camp. From Dingboche, the helicopter flight takes around an hour to descend to Kathmandu and covers 149 km. Like any other flight, the mountain views are impressive.
Lobuche to Kathmandu Helicopter flight
We can pick you up from Lobuche and drop you at Kathmandu domestic airport. This flight back to
Kathmandu covers the entire Khumbu valley, therefore the views are breathtaking. Recommended to trekkers who are tired of trekking or wish to do something more adventurous.
Gokyo to Kathmandu Helicopter flight
Take a quick flight from Gokyo to Kathmandu and enjoy beautiful up-close views of the snow-capped peaks. The distance covered during the flight is around 137 km. You can give an intriguing turn to your Gokyo Lake trek by adding a helicopter ride back. The flight is fairly priced and highly recommended.
How much does it cost to take a helicopter to Everest Base Camp?
Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight costs starts from USD 800 and goes above depending upon the group size. We offer the best group rates.
Can helicopters fly to Everest Base Camp?
Yes, helicopters can fly to Everest Base Camp. You can take a helicopter flight from Kathmandu to EBC. The flight takes a small halt at Lukla airport to refuel before heading towards EBC.
Why can’t you take a helicopter to the top of Everest?
Usually, the helicopters cannot generate enough lift to remain in the air because of thin air. And even if some helicopters can reach that height, landing is still incredibly difficult.
How long does the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour take?
The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing is around 4 to5 hours long. The tour includes layovers at different places. The flight time is approximately 2 to 3 hours.
Do we land at the Everest Base Camp?
The chances of landing at the Everest Base Camp are quite low. We usually land at Kala Patthar, which offers relatively better mountain views than EBC.
What is the maximum height that we reach during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
During the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing, you touch the maximum height of 5,644 meters at Kala Patthar. It is slightly above Everest Base Camp, which is at 5,364 meters.
Do we land at the Hotel Everest View and if yes, how long?
We land at the Syangboche Airstip. The Everest View Hotel is a few meters above the airstrip. We’ll walk up to the hotel. At Everest View Hotel, we stop for half an hour to have breakfast.
How long does it take to reach Kala Patthar or Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu?
From Kathmandu, it takes one and half hours to reach Kala Patthar or Everest Base Camp. These times also include stopping at Lukla and Pheriche (if needed).
Is Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour better than trekking?
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour and Everest Base Camp Trekking both are very impressive journeys and have their own perks. Both trips offer great once in a lifetime kind of experience and breathtaking mountain views. What we like about Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing is the short time commitment that the trip demands.
Unlike the EBC trek, you do not have to go on a long trek and do all the preparations. If you feel like taking a break, just hop on the helicopter with us and we will fly out of the chaos of the city to the lap Himalayan foothills in a matter of a few minutes.
Can kids/elderly take the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
Yes, kids and the elderly can take the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with a landing flight. Moreover, we organize many family helicopter tours to the Everest Base Camp every year.
What if I want to cancel the flight?
We have a very flexible flight cancellation policy. If you cancel the flight on time, you’ll get a full refund. You can go through our booking terms & conditions for detailed information about the cancellation.
Do I need to acquire a permit for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
Yes, you’ll need a permit for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. Tour Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour price covers the permit cost, which is USD 30, and participants do not need to pay extra money.
Is there an ATM service in Hotel Everest View at Syanboche?
No, there is no ATM service at Hotel Everest View or at Syangboche Airstrip. Make sure to carry some cash with you in case you wish to use it. The Hotel Everest View does accept Visa/MasterCard.
What is for breakfast at Hotel Everest View?
Everest View Hotel offers a wide range of breakfasts, from authentic Nepali to Continental. Different kinds of drinks are available too, including Champagne.
Can I add extra places with Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
Yes, you can add extra places to the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour itinerary. Please let us know prior to the departure if you want to land at a specific place during the helicopter flight. There can be a change in costs as per your request.
What if someone suffers from AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) during the tour?
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour holds a very less chance of acute mountain sickness. Our itinerary is well designed and followed strictly to make sure no such thing happens to any of our guests.
However, if anyone suffers from altitude sickness, then the first-aid treatment will be provided immediately. Depending upon the condition of the person, we’ll either continue with the tour or transfer him/her to a lower altitude or Kathmandu directly.
How to book the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour for solo travelers?
Solo travelers have two options. Either they can book a private helicopter tour or join the tour on a ride-sharing basis with other travelers. For more information, please contact us.
What is the passenger’s weight limit?
The passenger’s weight limit for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing is 250 kgs. Up to Lukla, the weight limit is 500 kgs. From Lukla, if the weight limit exceeds 250 kgs, then we will rent an additional helicopter for the tour. The extra charge is applicable.
Do you carry oxygen tanks during this Helicopter trip to Everest base camp?
Yes, we always have oxygen tanks in backup for emergency situations.
Do we have enough time at Kala Patthar?
The landing time at Kala Patthar is 10 minutes. We cannot let you stay more than that at that high altitude because it can trigger altitude sickness. 10 minutes will be enough to enjoy the scenery and mountains views.
How far are the Kathmandu international and domestic airports?
The distance between Kathmandu International and the domestic airport is around 7 minutes walk or 2 minutes drive.
What happens if there is bad wind?
In case of bad wind, we may not land at Kala Patthar because of safety reasons. We want you to understand the risks and cooperate with the pilot.
Is the cost fully refundable in case the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour gets canceled?
Yes, if the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour gets canceled because of bad weather or any other reason from the Company’s side, the trip cost is fully refundable.
Why is it called Everest base camp helicopter tour?
We call it Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour because the helicopter flies over the base camp. We do not land at EBC because of the low availability of space for landing. Moreover, EBC is part of a moving glacier and is covered with mass boulders, rocks & glaciers. There are always risks of rockfalls and avalanches at EBC.
Is there any hidden charge during the tour?
No, we do not have any hidden charge during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing or in any of our packages. We are fully transparent with our costing.
Why do we recommend landing at Kala Patthar?
Kala Patthar presents sensational 360-degree views of the Himalayas mountains. You will be standing above the clouds, and the landscape is so heavenly.