3 hours Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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1 Pax. US$ 1380 P/P
2-4 Pax. US$ 1350 P/P
5-7 Pax. US$ 1200 P/P
8-10 Pax. US$ 1180 P/P
11-14 Pax. US$ 1160 P/P
Over 15 Pax. US$ 1150 P/P
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Trip Duration

3 Hours

Nature of Trip

Helicopter Tour

Maximum Altitude

5460m Kalapathar

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Start & End Point


Best Seasons

Spring and Autumn







Overview of 3 hours Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

For the 3-hour Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, our chopper takes any one of 5 different routes. These routes have peculiarities. It is mandatory to take a particular path. However, the control room and the surrounding environment determine whether the helicopter can fly away from the TIA of Kathmandu for the 2024 and 2025 Everest Base Camp helicopter tours.

These are various flying routes from Kathmandu to the Mount Everest region

  • Bhakta Sanga Pass (Crossing Alt: 6000 ft)
  • Bhakta Nala Pass (Crossing Alt: 6000 ft)
  • Changu Nagarkot Pass (Crossing Alt: 6500 ft)
  • Change Kartike Pass (Crossing Alt: 6500 ft)
  • Sundarijal Pass (Crossing Alt: 7500 ft)

Information on the Everest Helicopter Tour

Venture on an airy adventure and immerse yourself in the astounding vistas of the majestic Mount Everest with a luxury Everest helicopter tour with Boundless Adventure. A thrilling helicopter ride to Everest offers a stunning bird’s eye gaze at the fantastic Everest massif, letting you witness the enigmatic portrayal of the Himalayan range like never before.

As you soar above the clouds, the varied and picturesque landscapes will leave you spellbound. Gaze in wonder at the towering peaks while enjoying the comfort and luxury of an AS350 B3 helicopter. Revel in this exquisite trip, which bestows a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and savor the personalized attention of an experienced pilot and guide.

The Helicopter Tour to Everest is an unparalleled experience that leaves a lasting impression on adventurers. You will venture to a parallel world from the comfort of your seat as you view the mountains from hundreds of feet above.

The natural splendor of the Everest region, viewed from above, is unlike anything else. The landscape and topography are filled with glacial moraines, raging rivers, high passes, rocky surfaces, and high mountains.

Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is a luxury tour that entails a different experience of making it to the base of Mount Everest. Experience the sheer thrill of flying above the world’s tallest peak and bask in the glory of the Himalayas. A helicopter tour to EBC is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the incredible beauty of Everest and the surrounding region in all its glory. The helicopter tour’s whole adventure overflowed into the Sagarmatha National Park of the Everest region.

As you take off from Kathmandu hotel, you’ll soar above the bustling city and quickly leave the chaos and crowds behind. From there, you’ll be treated to some of the most breathtaking views imaginable as you approach the Everest region.

The Helicopter heads eastbound from Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport. Flying above the small rural traditional villages on your way to Lukla Airport and Village, you will bestow Himalayan ranges to your left: Langtang Himalayan Range, Jugal Himalayan Range, Gaurishankar Himalayan Range, Rolwaling Himalayan Range, among others.

As you approach the Everest Region, you’ll witness the sheer magnitude of the world’s tallest mountain range. You’ll be able to see the towering peaks, including Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse(8516m), Mt. Lhotse Sar(8383m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6812m), Mt. Nuptse(7861m), Mt. Khumbutse(6,665m), and others.

Throughout the Everest helicopter tour, you will gaze at numerous glaciers and valleys that make up this incredible landscape, all from the comfort of your AS350 B3 helicopter.

As you get closer to Mount Everest Base Camp, you’ll be able to see the tiny tents and colorful flags that mark the spot where many climbers begin their ascent to the summit.

You’ll also see the Khumbu Icefall, a treacherous and awe-inspiring obstacle all climbers must navigate to the top.
The return journey from EBC to Kathmandu on a helicopter is even more thrilling. On your return journey, you will embark through narrow valleys surrounded by towering massifs.

As you take off from Everest Base Camp, you’ll soar above the towering peaks and valleys of the Himalayas, witnessing the awe-inspiring beauty of the region like never before.

You’ll be treated to spectacular views of the Khumbu Glacier and Icefall and the surrounding mountains, including Lhotse, Nuptse, and Amadablam, Just above Namche Bazaar.

As you make your way toward Kathmandu, you’ll see the transition from the rugged terrain of the Himalayas to the more lush and green valleys and forests of Nepal. You’ll also fly over charming villages and towns.

Throughout the flight to Everest Base Camp, you’ll be accompanied by an experienced pilot and guide who will provide fascinating insights into the region’s history, culture, and geology. They’ll’ also be on hand to answer any questions and ensure your experience is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Touring Everest Base Camp on a premium helicopter flight is the ultimate way to experience the magic of Everest and the surrounding region. It’s’ a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness one of the most incredible landscapes on the planet from a unique and unforgettable perspective. Take advantage of this whole adventure, and book your helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp today.

If you would like to know more information, you can call us 24/7. The contact number of the city office is +97714701884, and the Mobile/WhatsApp number is +977 9851033819. An alternative way to contact us is by emailing us to book a helicopter tour to Mount Everest Base Camp. We can provide you with information on landing, safety, and travel.

The Cost of an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour For 2024

The expense associated with the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a critical consideration for those seeking this adventure. While the tour offers the luxury and convenience of a helicopter ride, it may be a relatively high-cost option compared to other trekking alternatives.

Although the Everest Helicopter Tour can be expensive, it is an investment in a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the unparalleled opportunity to witness the world’s highest peak make it a valuable asset in creating unique, unforgettable memories.

The cost of the Chopper Tour to Everest may seem substantial, but the worth of the experience cannot be overstated. The opportunity to witness Nepal’s stunning landscape from an aerial view and the sense of accomplishment from overflying the summit of Everest make the cost justifiable and worthwhile.

The price of the EBC Heli tour varies depending on the tour operator and the specific package selected. Nevertheless, it is crucial to recognize that the price reflects the level of service, safety, and comfort provided during the tour.

Different Phases of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing is a fantastic journey that entails an excellent overview of the Khumbu region from a helicopter. Your detailed trip description has been provided below:

Phase 1: Flight From Kathmandu to Lukla

The helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp was initiated from the airstrip in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. The flight heads eastbound, hovering over hamlets and rural settlements that scatter along the hilly region of the country.

Phase 2: Land at Lukla Airport, Refuelling, then Fly again

Lukla Airport was chosen to refuel the aircraft since the fuel carried is low enough for a faster transfer. Tenzing Hillary Airport, or Lukla Airport, is Everest’s busiest airport and town, catering to trekkers and local needs. After taking off from Lukla, the aircraft enters Sagarmatha National Park.

Once refueled, your chopper will fly over the narrow alleys above Dudhkoshi River, following the trekking trail to Everest Base Camp. You will observe various small Sherpa settlements scattered sparsely beneath your flight route.

Phase 3: Temporary Halt at Pheriche, Shuttle overfly trip

Your Helicopter will first land in Pheriche to drop off extra weight. From the five passengers boarded in the Heli, two passengers will be dropped off at Pheriche, and the remaining three will be taken off to overfly Base Camp and Glacier.

Phase 4: Flight of the 2nd lot of Passengers to Base Camp and Return.

The remaining two passengers at Pheriche will take a roundtrip journey to EBC in the same chopper. It is guaranteed that all the passengers will have a window seat during the trip.

Since flying over Everest Base Camp with passengers on board is not feasible, you will have panoramic views of the Everest vista from the Helicopter. As the Helicopter takes the roundtrip, you will again land at Pheriche to pick up the remaining three passengers and go to Everest View Hotel for breakfast.

Phase 5: Syangboche stopover, Everest View Hotel Breakfast

From Pheriche, your heli will take you to Syangboche, an unpaved airstrip above Namche bazaar. You will then head to Everest View Hotel, one of the most famous landmarks of the Everest region. After breakfast with the panoramic views of Everest Vista, you will board your Helicopter again for your return journey.

Phase 6: Stopover at Lukla, Continue towards Kathmandu

From Syangboche, your heli will take off and head southbound towards Lukla. After refueling at the airstrip, you will continue your return by Helicopter to Kathmandu Airport.

Note: This trip is an aerial trip on a helicopter substantially affected by the weather conditions during your travel time. If unforeseen events occur, your journey will be postponed for the following day.

Best seasons for the Helicopter Tour in Everest Region

Nepal has several different seasons. Please have a look at the other seasons for more information.

Spring Season

Springtime is the optimum weather for an Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour. Handling the Helicopter will be easy because the sky is clear and there is excellent visibility.

This excursion will be spectacular throughout March through May when temperatures range from +15 to –5 degrees Celsius. It will rain, but the moderate temperature and clear atmosphere will always be prevalent during spring.

Autumn Season

An Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is one of the best things to do from September to November. This expedition will benefit significantly from the weather. It is ideal for an Everest Base Camp helicopter tour due to the temperature range of +10 to +20 degrees Celsius and clear skies free of clouds and fog. The climate can change according to the traveling months.

Summer Season

As spring is monsoon season, heavy rainfall in the lower areas is below 3000m. We are also arranging Everest Base camp helicopter tours during the summer season. Due to global warming, more than 3000m higher in Everest region doesn’t’ face rainfall. Similarly, due to less rainfall in the higher areas, many travelers take a helicopter tour in the summer. But, for your safety purposes, we’ll check the weather forecast before starting the tour.

The temperature will be around +20 to +25 degrees Celsius. However, amid clear weather, the magnificence of the Everest region will not fail to surprise you even during the summer season.

Winter Season

The Everest area will see shallow temperatures from November to February. During the winter season, the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is challenging due to the western wind generating severe fog and snow, reducing visibility to virtually nil.

Therefore, carrying out this tour on a sunny, warm day is only conceivable. However, the weather in the Everest Region may change quickly.

During this season, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is challenging because the freezing temperatures range from -6 to -25 degrees Celsius. However, we are still operating during this time.

Mount Everest tour from Kathmandu by Helicopter

The Helicopter Tour to Everest begins from the bustling city of Kathmandu and flies over several small villages along the way. Before landing in the Everest region, your flight flies across several Himalayan districts, Dolakha, Ramechhap, and Okhaldhunga.

The Nepalese Himalayan belt extends from far east to west in Nepalese territory, acting as a border to Tibet to the north. Apart from all these, there are several enigmatic views that you will savor on the Kathmandu Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. The Everest Heli experience is unmatched by other Heli trips in Nepal.

Why Should We Have Multiple Landing for Everest Mountain Flight?

We have multiple landings for the Everest Mountains flight for a few reasons. In the first stage, we take off from Kathmandu’s airport and land at Lukla to fuel the Helicopter. Second, we landed at Pheriche at 4200m due to the high elevation and for the shuttle, as the government of Nepal doesn’t allow people to carry a 450 kg load over 5000m. So this is why we have to make two flights from Pheriche and land there. Thirdly, you’ll land at Kalapathar to enjoy the stunning scenery.

Another reason to land at breakfast after your tour is that you have breakfast at an elevation of 3800m at Syangboche. Along with enjoying the view and having breakfast, you’ll land at Syangboche for 20 minutes. After breakfast, you’ll take off and land at Lukla again to refuel the Helicopter.

Altogether, you have five different landings for Everest Mountain flight for other purposes.

How safe is Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with us?

The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour prioritizes safety, with experienced pilots, well-maintained helicopters, pre-briefings, and emergency preparedness. We have managed everything perfectly for our clients’ safety, so you won’t feel unsafe during the tour.

Having a skilled and experienced pilot who knows the region’s local geography is the foremost thing you must consider for your safety. Worry not; Boundless Adventure has a professional captain with decades of experience flying helicopters in the Himalayas. We have a well-maintained AS350 B3 Helicopter, so you won’t face any challenges due to problems on helicopters and can enjoy the scenery without fear. We see the weather forecast before the helicopter flight. If the weather is terrible, we postpone the flight to the following day. We don’t want our clients to face problems due to weather conditions, so we check the weather forecast before the Helicopter takes off.

For our client’s safety, we will do a pre-briefing about the safety instructions before the tour. Pre-briefing of the flight helps travelers respond to the different situations at the Kathmandu airport. We have a cylinder of oxygen in our Helicopter. Also, We have a headset to stay connected and tell each other what we feel during the tour. The captain will let you know about every mountain range through the headset. Additionally, we are prepared for emergencies. Don’t’ fear booking an Everest base camp helicopter tour, as Boundless Adventure guarantees safety.
Helicopter tour in Everest

A helicopter Tour at Everest Base Camp is one extravagant activity that lets you gaze at the uneven, astounding terrain that ranges from the southern plain of Terai to the mighty Himalayas.

Various other helicopter tours, such as the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour, Gosaikunda Heli Tour, Manaslu Heli Tour, Upper Mustang Heli Tour, Muktinath Helicopter Tour, and Langtang Helicopter Tour, are distinct for their varied offerings and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the towering massifs of Everest from thousands of feet above from inside a helicopter.

A Heli tour to Everest makes for an unforgettable trip in the eastern highlands of Nepal, making traversing to the base of Mount Everest much more effortless, unlike your trekking to Everest Base Camp Trek.

The Everest Helicopter tour is an enthralling trip that involves flying over numerous rural Nepalese villages, vast glaciers, and high lofty peaks.

Itinerary of 3 hours Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The Mt. Everest base camp helicopter tour package has no complex itinerary. In simple words, the path the helicopter takes is not complicated.

Our company ensures that we only make fixed departures of Everest base camp helicopter tours to ensure passengers’ safety when the weather visibility is perfect. However, if you want a flight apart from the fixed departures, you can contact us to customize the date according to your program.

Note: Mt. Everest lies between the China and Nepal border. However, most climbers must arrive in Nepal despite trying to climb from China. Similarly, It is famous for Zhūmùlǎngmǎ ( 珠穆朗玛峰) in China and Mt. Sagarmatha in Nepal.


Day: 01 Pick up from the International airport and drive to hotel


15 minutes







We will pick you up from the International Airport of Nepal by car/ Van and drop you off at your hotel in Kathmandu—dinner on your own.

Note: You can get a Nepali sim card and money exchange near the exit of the international airport of Nepal.

View from Kathmandu airport
View from Kathmandu Airport, Nepal

Day: 02 Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing at Kalapathar


3 hrs





We must wake up early in Kathmandu and drive to the domestic Airport an hour before the flight. We’ll inform you about the trip details a day before.

Phase1: Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla (5/7 minutes landing at Lukla for fueling and take off to Pheriche)
Phase 2: Fly to Pheriche and land for the shuttle
Phase 3: Shuttle to Kalapathar in two flights (for 2 and 3 people).
Phase 4: Take off from Pheriche to Syangbouche
Phase 5: After breakfast, take off from Everest View Hotel to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu

Helicopter Landing at Kalapathar during Everet base camp helicopter tour
Helicopter Landing at Kalapathar (5460m)

Time  and Activity
5:30 – 6:00 Drive from the hotel to the Airport
A private vehicle will take you to the airport opposite your hotel. Likewise, you will be steeping inside the car with your light bag and warm equipment. You’ll drive from the hotel to the Domestic Airport within about 10 /15 minutes if you are not staying overnight at the center point.

6:00 – 6:30 Boarding
There won’t be much waiting for you at the Airport. One of our ground handle tour operators will handle the check-in and formalities at the Airport. The stunning helicopter will wait for us to board as we pass through the airport entrance. We will make our way to the plane with incredible optimism and enthusiasm.

6:30 – 7:15 Kathmandu to Lukla Flight
After settling into the rear seat, the helicopter will eventually take off toward the. As we leave the verdant hilly regions, the altitude will gradually increase.

The helicopter overflies Sindhupalchowk, Khotang, Lamjura–Pass, and the Solukhmbu hamlets. After the 30- to 45-minute flight, there will be a touchdown at Lukla Airport.

7:15 – 7:30 Landing and Refueling
As the helicopter refuels and has its fuel capacity inspected, it will take around 5 minutes. Dazzling hamlets sitting on the lap of massive countryside and clouds will completely astonish us.

7:30 – 7:50 Lukla to Pheriche, Landing
The helicopter will take off, carrying us well compared to the Himalayas. The panoramas of Namche Bazaar, Sagarmatha National Park, and the magnificent Rhododendron forest below will be exhilarating.

The scenic view of Mount Thamserku, Tabuche, Amadablam, and Everest to the north will be soothing to savor from the window.

Our helicopter will arrive on the Pheriche after around 15 minutes of flying. The neighboring monasteries will be the significant thing to see while exploring Pheriche.

7:50 – 8:10 landing in Kalapathar on two different flights
Due to the high altitude and unpredictable weather, only two or three individuals will be carried from Pheriche to Kalapthar by helicopter.

Then the helicopter will return to take the remaining passengers to Kalapathar. We are not landing at Kalapathar longer than 5/7 minutes on every flight.

Ariel vistas of Makalu and Mount Everest to the north will also be breathtaking in addition to the mesmerizing Everest perspective. The Kalapathar will be the highest point of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, having a landing height of almost 5,360 meters and a spectacular view.

8:10 – 8:30 Pheriche to Everest view hotel
The panoramic view of the Khumbu Region from Kalapathar will be intriguing. You also have a stunning view of Mount Makalu, 8481 meters. Mount Lhotse is 8516 meters, Mount Cho Oyu is 8201 meters, Amadablam is 6812 meters, Mt.Lhotse Shar is 8383, and Nuptse is 7861 meters high from sea level.
Similarly, everyone is together at Pheriche after the two flights and landing at the Kalapathar. We take off to the best hotel for a warm breakfast.

We called Everest Viewpoint. We will have a warm breakfast and enjoy the nearest views of Mount Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Tabuche Peak, including Mount Everest. We’ll take off after your breakfast.

9:15 – 9:30 Fly to Lukla and Refueling
After incredible views from the hotel, we will continue to fly to Lukla airport. The Everest region’s astonishing flora will make for one of the most fantastic air travel.

From above, the hamlets that descend to the cliffs appear spectacular. We will land in Lukla briefly until we fully refuel and take off.

9:50 – 12:10 Fly to Kathmandu and drive to the hotel
The helicopter will return to Kathmandu as we take in our final destination of the magnificent Himalayas and the stunning perspective of the Everest region.

We can land at the Domestic TIA airport after flying above waterfalls, valleys, vegetation, and picturesque hamlets from Eastern to Central Nepal.

The incredible Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour will then end as our representative drives you back to your hotel by private vehicle and has a rest.


Day: 03 Departure to the international airport


15 m



After having breakfast in the hotel, drive to the International airport by car/van/ Bus. Or, if you have enough time, you may travel to Pokhara and Chitwan National Park by car.
Note: Also, you can join the Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour after your Manaslu, Annapurna, and Upper Mustang Trekking.

Airport of Kathmandu
International Airport of Nepal

What's Included?

  • Helicopter Tour to Everest and neighboring peaks from Kathmandu Airport to Kathmandu Airport.
  • Ground transportation.
  • Airport Tax
  • Best view of Mount Everest and its surroundings.

What's Excluded?

  • Breakfast / Lunch
  • National Park Permit Fee
  • Guide.
  • Equipment.


  • 1) If the weight of an individual exceeds 100 kg. Then, they need to purchase two seats.
  • 2) The company takes the right to cancel the flight in case of an emergency or weather.
  • 3) If there is no flight due to the weather, everyone gets a full refund. (we’ll fly the following days)

Add-ons & Options

Boundless Adventure is a well-known name that provides exceptional service and memories in different trekking and touring destinations in Nepal. For a long time, we have satisfied our clients in every possible way. We also have a specialized add-on service concerning our clients’ preferences this time.

Our Everest helicopter tour package includes ground transportation and airport tax. However, travelers’ desires have increased over time. To fulfill their demand, we designed Add-ons. The add-on service includes some extra facilities that our package doesn’t include, and the service charge is additional.

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit cost

As the Everest helicopter tour takes you around the Khumbu region, travelers must obtain Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit for their tour. By obtaining the permit, you can tour each part of the Khumbu region without trouble. The local authorities of the Pasang Lhamu municipality designed this permit to manage tourism activities in Khumbu.

Only an authorized trekking agency can issue the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance permit. So, we manage this permit for our client. The fee for the license varies on the nationality of travelers. The Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance permit costs foreigners and Indian nations $20/- Per person.

Sagarmatha National Park Permit cost

Sagarmatha National Park is one of the biggest and most famous national parks in Nepal. It includes Mount Everest and other mountains over 8,000 meters in length. Sagarmatha National Park permits are necessary for trekkers and climbers who want to visit the Everest region. There are two different costs according to nationalities.
Those who hold an Indian Passport or Adhar Card cost US$ 20/- per person, but the rest of the nationalities must pay US$ 35/- per person.

Breakfast at a five-star hotel in Mountain.

Generally, our package includes touring the Everest region on a helicopter, landing at Kalapathar for a while, and returning to Kathmandu. But travelers desire breakfast at the finest hotel in the Everest region while enjoying the view of the region. We have yet to exclude the additional breakfast facility at Everest View Hotel.

The breakfast cost at Everest View Hotel is US$ 44/– per person, including the tax.

Note: Five people can fly together in one helicopter.

Chitwan National Park

The helicopter tour lasts for just three hours, but some of our clients desire to soak in the beauty of nature more, so we provided additional services for the Chitwan National Park tour. After completing and returning to Kathmandu, travelers can directly go to Chitwan National Park on the same day, as there will be enough time. Otherwise, travelers can go the next day.

The tour to Chitwan National Park consists of two nights and three days. On the first day of getting to Chitwan, travelers can roam around the area and enjoy the cultural program of Tharu communities. The second day is your activities day. The activities you’ll participate in on the second day include an elephant safari (on a jeep drive or elephant’s back), canoeing, and a visit to the elephant breeding center. On the morning of the third day, you’ll have a wonderful time as you go for bird watching. The trip cost including two nights’ accommodation, meals, and jungle activities costs US$ 170/- per person

Method to purchase Add-on

To get add-ons, you can follow straightforward steps
Phase 1: Click on Book this trip. The bottom is at the right corner of the website, and continue filling in the blanks.
Phase 2: Fill in your details
Phase 3: Choose your trip details
Phase 4: Write your payment details.
Phase 5: You may Choose Add-Ons as Options
Phase 6: Follow the payment details with the number of travels

Essential Information - 3 hours Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Our Helicopter Service During the Everest Base Camp Tour

Boundless Adventure’s major motive is to provide service to our clients throughout the journey to Everest Base Camp. There is no doubt that we provide excellent quality of service, ensuring your safe and pleasurable tour. However, sometimes the helicopter flight may get postponed.

From Kathmandu domestic heliport, we take off to Lukla and Everest base Camp. But, sometimes, the weather can change unpredictably. In case of bad weather, we are unable to fulfill our promise. In such a case, we are not going to take off from the

Kathmandu airport. The tour will be postponed for the following day.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu to Lukla

Early in the morning, the helicopter departs from the Tribhuvan domestic airport in Kathmandu and goes to Lukla. The helicopter tour from Kathmandu to Lukla is a nonstopable flight. The Helicopter flies over the valleys of Nagarkot, Hun Beshi/ Nun Thala, and Namjura. The 45-minute flight takes you to Lukla. As you land at Lukla, the Helicopter stops for fueling for about 6-7 minutes.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour at Kalapathar Landing

The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour at Kalapathar landing is only possible for the private charter flight with a group of 3 or fewer people. After refueling, the Helicopter took off from Lukla and landed at Kalapathar. After the Helicopter lands at Kalapathar, you’ll explore the surrounding area. Consequently, the Helicopter flew over Everest base Camp and Khumbu Glacier. After that, the Helicopter returned to Syangboche.

Helicopter from Pheriche to Kalapathar Landing

The Helicopter flies from Lukla and then lands in Pheriche. The Helicopter must land at Pheriche on the shared helicopter tour. The Helicopter takes five people at once, but from Pheriche, it can take all the people to Kalapathar. The shuttle must land at Pheruhe. On the first shuttle from Pheriche, the Helicopter got three people and went for landing at Kalapathar.

As you can see from the vantage point of Kalapathar, the helicopter flew over Everest base camp and Khumbu glacier and returned to Pheriche. Again, the Helicopter flies over the same airway as the second shuttle. After the shuttle, everyone gets the window seat to enjoy the view completely.

Helicopter from Syangboche to Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp

Helicopter flight from Syangboche to Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp is another service Boundless Adventure provides. You may already be at the Syangboche from Lukla by trekking. After you spend the overnight at Syangboche, we’ll pick you up from your hotel and then go for a helicopter tour to Kalapathara and Everest Base Camp. But the option is only possible for less than three or just three people.

Helicopter flight to Gokyo Lake

Although there is no direct helicopter flight to Gokyo from Kathmandu, if you fly to Syangboche or are already at Syangboche, we can manage the flight to Gokyo. From Syangboche, it takes 20 minutes to get to Gokyo. As you get closer to Gokyo Lake, we’ll overfly Gokyo Lakes and land by Gokyo Lake. As you land at Gokyo Lake, you’ll explore the area, enjoy the view of the lake, and return to Syangboche.

Everest Base Camp helicopter tour to Lukla/ Kathmandu

Boundless Adventure has a helicopter service that provides direct flights from Kathmandu to Base Camp and BaseCamp to Kathmandu. The flight is unstoppable at any point to fuel the Helicopter, except at Lukla. With less than three people or just three-person groups, you’ll directly go to Lukla from Kathmandu.

After fueling, we’ll fly to Kalapathar and explore the surrounding areas. After exploring Kalapathar, you’ll fly over Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Glacier and return to Lukla without stopping for breakfast. You can have breakfast back to Lukla. After breakfast and refueling the Helicopter, you’ll return to Kathmandu.

Safety During Everest Helicopter Tour

EBC Heli Tour is one of the most extravagant trips you will ever embark on. While the trip is impressive and appreciated wholeheartedly by many, it is also paramount to ensure the safety of the flyers during the journey.

The heli on this trip is operated by trained pilots and crews highly skilled in high-altitude flying. You will be briefed on various safety measures to be taken while you fly to Everest. Our team will have a readily available oxygen cylinder in the aircraft for immediate remedies. Also, you will be provided with headphones during the flight to subside the noise created by the plane.

Sharing vs. Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Sharing Helicopter Tour

An AS350 B3 helicopter will be used for this trip. It accommodated a total of 5 passengers in it. This aircraft can hover easily at high altitudes, making it perfect for Everest traverse. You can choose for this trip even if you have less than five people in your group. During the season, we operate multiple heli trips.
Even if you have 1,2,3 or 4 pax in your group, we can create a shared trip in the Helicopter, and you can fly to Everest. The cost will decrease if more people share the Helicopter, while the price will be higher if you want to fly with only your group of less than five people.

Fully Charter Tour

If you have a group of at least five pax, you can depart together in the morning. If you want to charter the helicopter, let us know.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour and Weather For Flight

While planning to take the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour, first, you must be well-informed about the Everest region’s weather conditions and favorable seasons. Although the tour to Everest Base Camp by Helicopter is possible throughout the year, the peak season (spring and autumn) is ideal due to several factors and favorable weather conditions.

What’s the objective of taking a helicopter tour when the weather is unclear?

So, selecting the best time of the year when the weather supports you for helicopter tours is highly suggested. For any queries regarding the best time for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour, remember Boundless Adventure.

The Weather at the Everest Base Camp changes throughout the year. Around the year, the region faces distinctive weather with four seasons. Spring, the most popular season for Everest helicopter tours, faces temperatures tentatively +15°C to -5 °C around the Everest region. The weather during the Spring ( March to May) is stable, with clear skies, making it suitable for helicopter tours. The blooming of the rhododendron makes the surroundings vibrant with its color.

The Summer season begins after the Spring season. Summer( June to August) is the hottest season of the year in Nepal; however, it is also the monsoon season. The Temperature ranges from +20 ° C to +25 ° C in the Everest region during summer.

Autumn occurs after the Summer and monsoon seasons in Nepal. Autumn falls in the middle of September and ends in November. With temperatures ranging from +10° C to 20 ° C, the weather remained stable and chilled in autumn, with beautiful landscapes. With a clear sky, the visibility of the surrounding peaks is excellent. If you want the pre-booking tour to Everest Base Camp by Helicopter for Autumn, kindly contact Boundless Adventure.

Winter is the coldest season, from the end of November to March, with temperatures ranging from -6 ° C to -25 ° C. The views of the mountains during the winter are excellent. However, weather conditions are harsh with extreme cold. Due to freezing weather conditions, snowfall occurs in the Everest region, making it difficult to enjoy your tour fully.

Equipment Needed For Everest Helicopter Tour

Since the heli tour is a day trip of about 4-5 hours, you don’t need much equipment for this trip. But it would be best to have warm Down Jackets, sunglass is required.

However, you shouldn’t forget the given items since EBC is higher, and the Temperature can drop to lower extremes. Don’t forget to carry your down jacket, waterproof sunglasses, sunscreen, water, woolen hat, camera, and other accessories.

Helicopter tour in Everest

A helicopter Tour in Nepal is one of the extravagant activities that lets you gaze at the uneven, astounding terrain that ranges from the southern plain of Terai to the mighty Himalayas.

Amongst various other helicopter tours like Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour, Gosaikunda Heli Tour, Manaslu Heli Tour, and Upper Mustang Heli Tour, Muktinath Helicopter Tour and Langtang Helicopter tours are distinct for their varied offerings and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of viewing the towering massifs of Everest vista from thousands of feet above from inside a helicopter.

A Heli tour to Everest makes for an unforgettable trip in the eastern highlands of Nepal, making traversing to the base of Mount Everest much more effortless, unlike your trekking to Everest Base Camp Trek.

It is an enthralling trip that provides a thrilling journey flying over numerous rural Nepalese villages, vast glaciers, and high lofty peaks.

Online Booking and Last Minute Booking For Everest Helicopter Tour

Boundless Adventure is a reputable company in Kathmandu, Nepal, offering professional travel services to tourists. Our central location allows us to provide efficient and convenient travel experiences supported by our skilled service team. Our website has an online booking system, enabling users to navigate quickly and reserve their desired trips.

Our tailor-made feature also allows you to create a personalized itinerary based on your preferences. With over thirty years of experience, we have built a strong reputation in the Nepalese Himalayas.

You can contact us anytime via WhatsApp or email for any inquiries, as our dedicated team is available 24/7 to assist you. You may contact our city office by email or WhatsApp now at +977 9851033819

Route Map

Route Map

The main objective of the map is to provide you with an entire visual guide to the Everest helicopter tour.The map was created to help with your journey to the Everest region. The map indicates the route and major points in the region, ensuring that you understand each area you fly over.

The map provides you with the outlines of the geographical area of the region. The Everest Helicopter Tour Map is more than just a navigation tool; it is a compass for your trek. By indicating the particular route of the helicopter tour, the map provides a detailed and accurate view of Everest’s geographical region, highlighting important locations along the way. All in all, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Map provides important insight into the Everest region, from little valleys to towering peaks and the various landscapes of the area.

Boundless Adventure always makes sure that our clients are enjoying the view along with getting to learn about new things. So we provide maps for each traveler to let them know about the region on their own. We provide a 1:60,000 scale map for the Everest helicopter tour with the latest and updated version. The map provides the detailed Lukla to Everest Base Camp and back trail with an altitude of each area.

The LEGEND of the map denotes the major symbols of the map. For any confusion on the map, you can self-study at the LEGEND and figure out what that is. International and National park boundary, climbing route. The main trekking route, campsite, checkpost, post office, viewpoint, airport, helipad, forest, river, and each of the symbols seen on the map is explained in the LEGEND. Furthermore, the INDEX on the map helps you to identify the names of the places of the Everest area, how many base camps are there in the Everest region and what are they, how many peaks are situated in the Khumbu area and their name, and name of the peaks can be found on the INDEX.

The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour was completed within 3 hours, including the landing at Kalapathar, enjoying the views, and having lunch at the Everest View Hotel. The helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp takes off from Kathmandu and flies over different landscapes of Nepal.
As the flight takes off the helicopter flies nonstop until it reaches Lukla. Elevated at 2840m/ 9317ft, Lukla is the first landing point on your Everest helicopter tour. You’ll not get time to visit Lukla, as the helicopter just lands for 5-7 minutes for fueling purposes. However, you can see on the map what facilities can be found around the Lukla and which villages are located nearby.

From Lukla, the helicopter directly landed at Pheriche at an elevation of 4240m/13910ft. The distance from Lukla to Pheriche is 34 km. Although our guide will provide you with detailed information, you can also see on the map about the landmarks and notable villages from the height before reaching Pheriche. You’ll have time at Pheriche to explore the area with the help of the map provided by us. The helicopter has two different shuttles from Pheriche so when you are staying at Pheriche you can utilize that time to explore the area by yourself.

With a different shuttle, you’ll get to Kalapathar from Pheriche. The distance between Pheriche to Kalapathar is 10 km. Kalapathar, elevated at 5550m/ 18208ft is a supreme viewpoint of the Everest region. After inspecting the area of the Kalapathar, you’ll fly to Syangboche at an altitude of 3720m/ 12204ft. Syangboche is 8 km far from Kalapathar. You’ll have lunch at the five-star hotel near the Everest View Hotel (3860m).

The helicopter takes off for Lukla after your breakfast at Everest View Hotel. Flying over the Namche Bazar, Larja Dobhan, Monjo, Phakding, Chat, and Chepplung villages and over Dudh Koshi river you’ll land at Lukla to refuel the helicopter once again. After fueling, the helicopter takes off from Lukla and lands directly at Kathmandu’s airport, covering 138 km by aircraft.

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Most Asked Questions by Travellers

We are sorry for not allowing a Helicopter to land at the top of the world. Landing on the top of Mount Everest is strictly prohibited according to Nepal law. We’ll land at the Pheriche and over the fly of Kalapathar, Base Camp, and Glacier.

You will expect the best scenery of Mount Everest, Glaciers, and Landscape, completely fill your ego to see the Everest Base Camp, and have the best breakfast over 3800 meters from the sea level.

Boundless Adventure also provides Mt. Everest entrance permits in Kathmandu, but you will get them at Lukla or Shyangbouche alone. We suggest you better you will get on your own.

The permit cost depends on nationality. If your race is Indian, it will cost INR 2000/- per person, but the rest of the countries require US$ 35/- per person or the equivalent of Nepali rupees.

Five people can fly together at once on an Everest base camp Helicopter tour. But, if you would like a charter, you may also travel alone.

You can see Mount Everest right after you take off from Lukla Airport. Yes, it is a bit far away, but it looks nice.

The trip will be three to four hours from Kathmandu airport to Everest base camp, have breakfast at the five-star hotel, and Fly to Lukla and Kathmandu.

There is a 100% chance to see Mount Everest please note that we are not flying while weather conditions are not guaranteed.

You can pay by any card on your arrival or in cash, but we need some advance while you are going to book the trip. Just confirm your trip. Please, inform us by email about it.

Yes, every bank charges you some percentage of the amount while withdrawing from an ATM and using a Visa card, Master Card, or American Express.

We are providing ground transportation on request, according to the size of your group. We do have a car, Jeep, Van, and bus.

If you can’t fly on time due to the weather, we will try to fly on the following days at the exact cost. You don’t have to pay extra for helicopters, but you must pay for ground transportation. However, you will get a refund if you don’t have time even in the next few days.

Yes, there is no doubt about safety. It is safe to travel to Everest by helicopter. We have been operating such tours from Kathmandu since 1992.

Well, It is not too expensive to go on the Everest tour by Heli. But it is more luxurious to travel around because you don’t have to walk around.

Yes, We need to have enough warm clothes even though you are not hiking. It won’t be cold while you are flying, but it will be cold while you land at Pheriche and have breakfast at 3800 meters. You should have warm equipment with you. If you are still confused, please let us know, and we’ll advise you on the trip and types of equipment.

Four seasons are the best time for a chopper tour to Everest tour. Monsoon is the heavy rainy season and the weather is not clear every day.

Reviews on 3 hours Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour


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We were planning a helicopter tour to the Everest base camp. We were searching for an agency that would fulfill our dream of doing an enjoyable and safe helicopter tour.

We surfed the internet, and luckily, we found Boundless Adventures. We inquired about them, and they provided us with the service at a very reasonable cost; our group was amazed at their great courtliness and fantastic hospitality.

First, we flew from Kathmandu to Lukla airport and then to Pheriche and got struck at Kalapathar, the highest point of the Everest base camp, for about 5-7 minutes. In those 5-7 minutes, we got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be engulfed in the heartwarming scenery and landscape of the mesmerizing Everest region.

We satisfied our taste buds with the warm and delicious breakfast at the Everest View Hotel and returned to Kathmandu with unforgettable memories captured in our minds. Overall, Boundless Adventures provides a top-notch Everest base camp helicopter tour with a reasonable price guaranteed and heartwarming hospitality. Filip, Poland

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Kathmandu and Everest helicopter tour

It gives me immense pleasure to share this review about Boundless Adventure with the world. As its name suggests, the company impressed my family members and me. Mr. Dambar helped us when we went to Nepal.

During our Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Everest helicopter tours, Mr. Khadka’s team took great care. They kept us in the best hotel and provided a humorous guide, Mr. Kumud. I want to mention the best helicopter tour experiences around Everest.

The highlight was the breakfast at Everest View. It was so memorable. My son and I will do Manaslu Trekking with Boundless Adventure next time. I highly recommend this company for your holiday in Nepal. Thank you. Mark, UK

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Landing at the highest place in the world

My friends and I (5 people) decided to view the most mysterious and highest peak on Earth: Mt. Everest, renowned as Sagarmatha in Nepal. So, to begin our tour, we booked a helicopter from Kathmandu Airport, Nepal.

Everyone shouted before leaving for our trip,” Mt. Everest, we are coming.” It took about an hour to reach Lukla. On the way to Lukla, we also had views of some hills and mountains. The helicopter landed at Lukla for some refreshments. We utilized that time by clicking some pictures to make our trip memorable. The highest altitude to land a helicopter is Kalapathar.

So, after refreshments, we flew to Kalapathar. In front of us was the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest. And this was the moment we all five friends dreamed of when we decided to go to Mt. Everest. Moreover, seeing the beautiful yet mysterious view of Mt. Everest was a dream come true. We thank Boundless Adventure and its team for making our summer cold the most memorable.

If you also seek an Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, we strongly recommend choosing Boundless Adventure. Linda and friends

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On the morning of 11th Sept, we, with silent prayers and greetings to all for an auspicious Thiru Onam, boarded a helicopter from Kathmandu airport (Nepal) for a flight to see the grandeur and splendor of the mysterious and highest structure on Earth – Mount Everest and her sister peaks.
Flight ascended over the city and took the northeast direction, passing below lush green terraced paddy fields. After some time, the landscape changed, and the land became arid and untouched.
After an hour of flying, we landed in Lukla to refuel. Lukla in North East Nepal is a small town in the Khumbu region and the starting point for the Everest Base Camp trek.
After taking fuel, we lifted from Lukla, and the journey to the Everest region began. Soaring over 15000 feet altitude and flying for 45 mts, spectacular views of those famous mountains heard from our school days – Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and the mighty Mount Everest emerged before us with a million photo-shoot opportunities.
En route down below, us saw the bustling Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the high Himalayas and altitude acclimatization stop for Everest climbers. It is a lovely town, with colorful homes and shops perched on the hillside.
While flying over the remote landscapes, I cannot help but wonder how the local Sherpa survive in such a remote, harsh oxygen environment, but I know that they do. May be following age-old traditions and living an uncomplicated life. It should be genuinely life like no other.
From Lukla, we landed on Mount Kalapathar’s peak, close to Mount Everest and its sister peaks, for the closest possible views of Earth’s highest and mightiest natural structures ever unfolded. We happily recommend Boundless Adventure for the Everest base camp helicopter tour ever.
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