Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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Duration Duration
4 Hours
Start and End Point Start/End Point
Best Seasons Best Seasons
Mar-Jul, Aug-Dec
Trip Grade Trip Grade
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Helicopter tour
Meals Meals
Helicopter Transportation
Maximum Altitude Max. Altitude
5460m Kalapathar
Accommodation Accommodation
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No. of Pax Price (per person)
1-4 US$ 1000/-
5 US$ 899/-
10 US$ 899/-
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  • Options Available (Accommodation, Meals, Permit Fees, Ground Transportation, Government Tax, Guide, Airport Pick Up & Drop)

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Flying Routes

During Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, our chopper takes any one route out of 5 different options. These routes have their peculiarity. It is not mandatory to take a particular path. However, the control room and the surrounding environment determine the possible flying way from the TIA of Kathmandu.

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)
Changu Kartike Pass (Crossing Alt: 6500 ft)
Sundarijal Pass (Crossing Alt: 7500 ft)
Upon crossing either of these passes, the chopper reaches Lukla. By then, the helicopter flies over an altitude of 14000 ft. In Lukla to Kalapathar section, the helicopter flies at an altitude of 23000 ft. However, it depends upon the weather condition as well.

Overview of Everest Camp Helicopter Tour

Many individuals aspire to see the Himalayas, especially the highest peak, Mt. Everest (8848.86m). However, it does not seem possible for everyone to trek to view a clear picture of Mt. Everest. The Everest base camp helicopter tour in Nepal with Boundless Adventure (P) Ltd. makes this dream possible. With the aid of this trip, you can see Mt. Everest and the mountains surrounding Sagarmatha National Park.

Even the senior people can join this trip and adults. One may think that a comforting helicopter to the Himalayas would be costly and not affordable. But in Nepal, this Everest Base Camp helicopter tour landing on Kalapathar (5460m) is pocket-friendly.

The tour enables one to have yummy and authentic food at the height of 3800 meters (Everest view hotel) from sea level. The tour takes travelers over the Himalayan Range, and a window seat is guaranteed to each passenger to ensure that none of the travelers misses any view of the peaks seen during the helicopter tour.

Early booking confirmation for the Mt. Everest Heli tour is suggested since it ensures that all arrangements for your journey are completed ahead of time. Hence, a prior booking confirmation will ensure you find a group of five people to travel if you wish to share the chopper and costing.

If you wish to enjoy hiking and helicopter combined trips, you may join the helicopter tour with a trekking package. For this alternative itinerary, the option is that you trek to the Base Camp (5,364m) and back to Gorakshep (5,164 meters). You will fly to the domestic airport of Kathmandu by helicopter and a car/van drive to the Hotel.

The exciting helicopter ride along with the magnificent scenery of the highest peak in the world would be no less than a dream. This helicopter journey is relatively safe. Many visitors from around the world every year come to experience this tour. The chopper tour to Mt. Everest leaves a beautiful remembrance of their life.

Our company has operated these enjoyable and safe helicopter tours to Everest base camp since 2010. Our experienced pilots explain to you all about the trip locations, Himalayas names, altitudes, and flying directions.

Our helicopter trip operation unit is experienced and familiar with the physical features of the peripheral area. Hence, this helps in emitting the necessity to have a trip guide along with your journey. One can easily ask the pilots for details regarding the famous ranges’ names.

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

            Everest base camp helicopter tour cost details

A helicopter tour to EBC with a landing at Kalapathar is our company’s best-selling trip as we offer a reasonable price for 2022/2023. The trip costs around US$1000, which is around 72000 Indian rupees for each person (for Indian nationality only) on sharing basis. However, the cost will be significantly reduced when you have five travelers.

Overall, this is a reasonably fair price for this memorable lifetime journey. One does not need any experience and capability for this tour. Hence, none of your efforts and travel experiences are required. The only requirement is a passion for achieving this experience.

There are two availabilities for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, a private and a shared one.

A private booked one will ensure that only your group of people are present in the helicopter; no other stranger will join you on the aircraft. This tour gives you a lot of privacy and private time with your known ones. A personal trip is possible even if you are traveling solo. Just make sure to inform us earlier.

A shared helicopter tour incorporates less or up to five people in a helicopter. If you have less than five people in your traveling group and are ready to allow the remaining seats to other passengers, this sharing option is good even though you are solo. If someone is traveling solo but needs the company of others during the EBC helicopter tour, this is a great option. Enjoy the Everest helicopter tour video.

The company ensures you get what you want by providing these options. It is crucial to make your travel experience well and per your expectations.

       Different phases during Everest Base Camp helicopter tour

Phase 1: Starting from Kathmandu Domestic Airport

The tour starts from the Domestic airport of Kathmandu. The travelers must reach the domestic airport in Kathmandu at least one hour before the helicopter boarding.

Helipad, starting point of Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour
Kathmandu Helipad, the starting point of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour

Phase 2: Landing at Lukla Helipad and fueling

The helicopter lands at Lukla Helipad for refueling, which takes around 5-7 minutes. Lukla is the main airport entrance to start your journey towards Everest by helicopter or plane. You can see a few mountains (Mt. Langtang, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Sishapangma, Mt. Dorjelakpa, and other unnamed peaks) en route to Kathmandu-Luka.

Lukla Airport
Lukla Airport

Phase 3: Landing at Pheriche to shuttle the flight to Kalapathar

Once the helicopter refuels at Lukla, it takes you to Pheriche. At this point, the group of five is divided into a group of three and two; this is because, at Kalapathar, not more than three passengers can travel due to thin air and high altitude.

The Kalapatthar (Black rocky mountain) is the main highlight point of the trip. Mt. Everest can be seen from this point, and you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Everest Himalayan range surrounding Kalapatthar.

Landing at 5 to 7 minutes you spend in nature. Furthermore, the helicopter takes you back to Pheriche via the overlying Everest base camp and Khumbu glacier.

Pheriche Landing
Pheriche Landing

Phase 4: Landing at Shyangbuche (Everest view hotel)

The helicopter takes the entire group from Pheriche to the Everest View Hotel. The Hotel is quite famous for its extraordinary view of the mountain ranges, and you can spend 30-45 minutes here before returning. You can have lunch or Breakfast here, depending on the time of the day. You can click pictures for memories and social media.

Everest view hotel discovered Sagarmatha National Park at 3800 meters above sea level. You can get the National Park tickets after the landing, which are available at the Hotel.

Helicopter landing at Kalapathar
Helicopter landing at Kalapathar (5460m) viewpoint

                                   Breakfast option

You can enjoy a fantastic warm breakfast while landing at Everest view hotel. Having Breakfast at such a height (3800 meters) gives you so much pleasure and will undoubtedly be a breakfast to remember.
Note: Breakfast is not included in the package

                                Phase 5: Back to Lukla and Kathmandu.

Finally, after a few hours of relaxation, the helicopter heads back to Lukla. After the refilling, the aircraft leaves you back to Kathmandu domestic airport. This is the initial point from where you had started. You will be taken to the Hotel by car or van.

Helicopter landing at Everest viewpoint
Helicopter landing at Everest viewpoint for Breakfast

 Physical condition and experience for a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp

The trip does not require any such planning and preparations. Only make sure that you are wearing warm clothes and comfortable footwear. Do carry sunglasses to be safe from the harsh sunlight. One can carry a small bag but ensure it is lightly packed. Carry a minimum number of devices possible. Also, follow the directions of your helicopter crew.

           Best season for the chopper tour to Mt. Everest

One can opt for this trip during the spring and autumn (March to May and September to November). But we can operate the Mt. Everest base camp helicopter tour even in winter and summer if suitable weather permits.

             Safety in Helicopter tour In Everest Base Camp

The agency (Boundless Adventure (P) Ltd.) always ensures the traveler’s safety. Until now, all the tours have been safe and secure as we have been operating the Everest base camp helicopter tour since 2010.

You do not need to worry about high altitude sickness as oxygen levels at such an altitude are a bit low. We do provide a cylinder of oxygen for all travelers if needed.

You do not need the experiences to join this trip; make sure you have a strong mentality and are not scared of altitude. The journey is short yet full of fun and thrill. Overall, the trip should be taken at least once, especially if you are a mountain and nature lover.

Equipment for a Helicopter tour to Everest

  • Down Jacket
  • Gloves
  • Sunglass
  • Sun-cream
  • Woolen hat
  • Cash for National park fee and Breakfast
  • One bottle of drinking water for each of you

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - Frequently Asked Questions

We are sorry for not allowing a Helicopter to land at the top of the world. It is strictly prohibited.

Due to a sudden weather change, the flight cannot take off on time. So, the flight schedule can be slightly changed or postponed.

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

A maximum of 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 single.

You can see Mount Everest right after you will take off from Lukla.

The trip will be three to four hours from Kathmandu airport to Everest base camp to Kathmandu.

100% chances to see Mount Everest; please note that we are not flying while weather conditions are not guaranteed.

You can pay by any type of 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 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 have time in Nepal, we will try to operate the tour the following day at the exact cost, but you will get a refund if you don’t have time the next day.

Itinerary Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Detail Itinerary

The Mt. Everest base camp helicopter tour package does not have a complex itinerary. In simple words, the path the helicopter takes is not complicated. Our company makes sure 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 China and Nepal border. But most climbers have to arrive in Nepal side even though you are trying to climb from China. Similarly, It is famous by Zhūmùlǎngmǎ ( 珠穆朗玛峰) in China and Mt. Sagarmatha in Nepal.

  • Van Van
    15 minutes
  • Location Place
  • Altitude Altitude

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 nearby the exit get of the international airport of Nepal.

View from Kathmandu airport
View from Kathmandu airport, Nepal

  • Helicopter Helicopter
    4 hrs
  • Location Place
  • Altitude Altitude
    5460 M

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

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) Only.
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 Activity
5:30 – 6:00 Drive from hotel to airport
6:00 – 6:30 Boarding
6:30 – 7:15 Kathmandu to Lukla Flight
7:15 – 7:30 Refueling
7:30 – 7:50 Lukla to Pheriche
7:50 – 8:10 Landing in Kalapatthar on two different flights
8:10 – 8:30 Kalapatthar to Everest view hotel
8:30 – 9:15 Breakfast / Lunch at Everest view hotel
9:15 – 9:30 Fly to Lukla and Refueling in Lukla
9:50 – 12:10 Fly to Kathmandu and drive from airport to hotel

  • Car Car
    15 m
  • Location Place
  • Altitude Altitude

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

Includes and Excludes Includes/Excludes

Cost Includes

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

Cost Excludes

  • 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 a right to cancel the flight in case of an emergency or weather.

3) If there will be no flight due to the weather, everyone gets full refunds. (we’ll fly the following days)

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    Landing at the highest place in Everest
    Rated 5 out of 5
    9 January, 2022

    In the summer of 2021, me and my friends (5 in total) 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.
    Before leaving for our trip all shouted,” Mt. Everest we are coming.” It took about an hour to reach Lukla. On the way to Lukla, we also had the views of some hills and mountains. The helicopter landed at Lukla for some refreshment. We utilized that time by clicking some pictures to make our trip memorable. The highest altitude to land helicopter is Kalapathar. So, after refreshment, 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 were dreaming of, when we decided our trip to Mt. Everest.
    Moreover, it was a dream come true to saw the beautiful yet mysterious view of Mt. Everest. We would like to thank Boundless Adventure and its team for making our summer cold and most memorable in our life. If you are also seeking Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour, we strongly recommend choosing Boundless Adventure.
    Linda and friends

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    An amazing trip "Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing"
    Rated 5 out of 5
    18 September, 2021

    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, land became arid and untouched.
    After an hour of flying, we landed in Lukla for refueling. 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 cannot help but wonder how the local Sherpa survive in such a remote, harsh oxygen thin environment, but 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 headed towards to land on the peak of Mount Kalapathar, close to Mount Everest and sister peaks, for the closest possible views of the highest and mightiest natural structures ever unfolded on Earth. We happily recommend Boundless Adventure for Everest base camp helicopter tour ever.

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    Response from Boundless Adventure Pvt. Ltd.

    Thank you very much for your great support. We hope it won’t be the first and last time in Nepal.

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    1-4 US$ 1000/-
    5 US$ 899/-
    10 US$ 899/-
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