Everyone might not have sufficient time and interest for going to Everest base camp via trekking. Thus, we have designed Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing in several places of Everest region.
Our Everest base camp helicopter tour is a special tour designated for those who want to visit the Everest base camp skipping the trekking. This tour takes you to the base camp of Everest in a short time span.
During this tour, you enjoy the aerial views of the high Himalayas, mountains, and hills. Also, you will have eagle’s eye view of the beautiful valleys, glaciers, and lakes. Kala Patthar is a vantage point in the Everest. You shan’t miss any significant view once you stand here.
You are offered a inclusive pleasing breakfast at the Everest View Hotel. This is the highest altitude hotel in the world. While having breakfast there, you can interact with the local inhabitants of Everest, the Sherpas.
The helicopter stops at Lukla twice, for fueling and refueling. Lukla is the gateway to Everest. Landing at Lukla airport is a enthralling experience.
This Everest base camp tour with helicopter offers you beautiful memories. Get ready to fly to the base camp of gigantic Everest with Index Adventure. We promise you a bunch of remarkable memories.
Cost of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour can cost USD 1100 to USD 1500 per person. If you have your own group for the helicopter flight, Index Adventure provides you special discounts according to company’s policy. Contact us for the price details.
This cost includes:
- Airport pick up and drop from your hotel
- The government taxes
- The service charge of Index Adventure
- Emergency oxygen inside the helicopter
- A helicopter with an experienced guide.
If you want to hire a flight guide, you must pay extra charges for their expenses. Our cost does not include his/her cost. This cost does not include the cost of your flight guide.
Why Everest Base Camp Tour With Landing?
- Aerial views of Khumbu Valley and the entire Everest Region
- Landing at the Lukla airport
- Astonishing views of gorgeous peaks including Mt Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt, Nuptse, Mt Amadablam, Makalu, Gauri Shankar, and many others
- Enjoying delicious breakfasts at Everest View Hotel with splendid views of the snow covered peaks
- Interacting with the legendary Himalayan Sherpas and knowing their culture and traditions
- Landing at the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar
- The 360-degree view of Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu glacier
- Mesmerizing bird’s eye views of Gokyo Valley and the Gokyo Lakes
When Is The Best Time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour With Landing?
We conduct our Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing throughout the year. The tour is possible every month or season. However, Autumn (September, October, and November) and Spring (March, April, and May) counts the best seasons for this tour.
During these seasons, the weather and temperature at the Everest region remain more stable. More stable weather conditions mean the favorable conditions for the helicopter tour. In the best times, there are least chances of rainfalls or snowfalls. The views of the surrounding scenarios will be crystal clear.
Weather and Temperature at Everest Base Camp
The weather and temperature at the base camp of Everest are at extreme. However, we can predict the weather and temperature on the basis of the the time of the year.
The months of monsoon (July to mid-September) experiences continuous rainfalls. As a result, the base camp will be wet and will have heavy moisture.
The autumn months (September to November) are the times with the most stable weather and climatic conditions. The base camp is neither too hot nor too cold at this time. The morning temperature at the base camp during autumn varies between -05 to -10 degree Celsius.
Spring months (March to June) are the second-best time for the Everest trekking. Spring is the time of flowers and colors. You will see the hills covered in the colorful Rhododendron blossoms. During Spring, the morning temperature at the Everest base camp will range between -0 to 05 degree Celsius.
Winter (December to February) are the coldest months in Everest. During these months, there are chances of snowfall during nights and mornings. The morning temperatures at the base camp in winter range between -10 to -15 degree Celsius.
Some Safety Notes for Everest Helicopter Flight
- Always wear seat-belt during the flight.
- While the helicopter is boarding, do not leave your assigned seats.
- Throwing any objects down while flying in the helicopter is strictly prohibited. Carry the trashes with you the whole time and throw them once you land in Kathmandu.
- If you want to smoke, ask for the permission of the captain. Do not smoke unless the captain indicates that you may.
Outline Itinerary: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour With Landing
Transfer to Kathmandu Airport from your Hotel in Thamel
We will pick you from your hotel. We will then escort you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. At the airport, you will board on the helicopter to the Everest base camp.
Kathmandu to Lukla Airport
The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport is short and scenic. You will see the aerial views of the Kathmandu valley and the UNESCO world heritage sites. Flying over the diverse landscapes, and beautiful valleys.
You will reach Lukla airport after a 40 to 45 minutes helicopter ride. The helicopter will land at the Lukla airport for fueling. You can explore around the gateway of Everest region. Interact with the Himalayan Sherpas.
Lukla to Kala Patthar and EBC
From Lukla, the helicopter will fly towards the base camp of Everest or Kalapathar. This part of the tour is the most splendid one. You will reach very close to the astonishing Himalayas. This 10-15 minutes flight takes you to Kalapathar.
Landing at Kalapathar is a dream come true. From this vantage point you could see gigantic Everest massif, Khumbu icefall, and glacier. You would love to gather this memory with few best clicks.
After 10 to 15 minutes at Kala Patthar, you will get into the helicopter. Staying for long at such an altitude at Kala Patthar is risky. You might get altitude sickness.
Kala Patthar to Everest View Hotel
From Kala Patthar, the helicopter heads toward the Everest View Hotel. This hotel is the hotel situated at the highest altitude in the world. With breakfast you can enjoy the astounding panorama of Everest and its neighboring peaks from the hotel.
After around 30 to 45 minutes at the hotel you fly back to Kathmandu you bid farewell to the magnificent Everest region and the inspiring Himalayas. With beautiful memory you will fly and reach Kathmandu in 1.5 hrs time.
Pick Up from Airport to Hotel
From the airport, we will escort you into your hotel. We hope you have a great time with us.
Equipment And Gears for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour With Landing
- Day pack
- Trekking shoes or Sports shoes
- Sun Hat or A cap
- Warm Woolen Cap
- Pullover or a Warm Sweater
- A pair of Warm Hand gloves
- A binocular
- Some light snacks to eat during flight (optional)
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Water Bottle (preferably hot water bottle)
- Down Jacket
- Camera with extra batteries
We also organize helicopter tours to Annapurna Base Camp. Also, there is an alternative flight for EBC called Mountain flight to Everest. If you have interest in any of these, feel free to contact us. We assure you lifetime memories.