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Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Marvellous helicopter suttle to Everest base camp/Kalapathar from Kathmandu with eye-catching long-ranged Himalayan views
  • Religion, culture, and lifestyle of mountain legendary Sherpa people
  • An ariel views of Green hills, farming terraces, attractive landscapes, intact glacial lakes and glaciers
  • Ancient historical Buddhist monasteries and typical architecture that glints the Himalayan people are rich in nature, culture and history
  • Phenomenal Khumbu Icefall and Himalayan glacier of Khumbu region
  • Exceptional Panoramic look of massive mountain ranges from Everest view hotel and Kalapatthar
  • Delicious breakfast and hot coffee in Everest view hotel with their great hospitality
  • An opportunity to reach the world’s highest mountain base camp within a short period of escaping from the busy city
  • Seeing traditional Sherpa settlements with well-carved buildings, local grab and their daily activity

About Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour for 4-5 hours from Kathmandu is the best option to reach the world's highest mountain base camp luxuriously. It can be one of the most thrilling flight tours over magnificent high mountains in 2024 at the best cost with Frolic Adventure. If you go on this trip in spring, you see many climbers climbing to Everest from very close. We operate private and group tours daily from Kathmandu, so you can contact us at +9779851043624 anytime and book your trip. It is best to fly in the morning because the weather will be bright with no wind. October to mid-May is the best for the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp (EBC).

The Mount Everest Helicopter Tour is a landing trip, so you can land at several vantage viewpoints and see eye-captivating snow-capped high mountains from a close distance. You will land at Lukla, Hotel Everest View, and Pheriche while taking this chopper flight to Everest, Nepal, and get a lifetime memorable experience.

Things to Consider Before You Go On Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour is an excellent flight trip over the world's famous Himalayan Region. It gives you a delightful experience of Heli Ride into the great mountains. This Thrilling chopper flight is the fastest way to reach the world's tallest peak from Kathmandu.

Heli Trip to EBC is the morning flight activity and operates if the weather has clear visibility. A private charter flight costs more than group sharing. Still, you can land at Kala Patthar if one or two people take a private tour to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu. The Group Sharing Heli Trip flies over the Base Camp and Kalapatthar. It stops in Lukla, Hotel Everest View (HEV), and Pheriche. It is a luxury visit to the Himalayas, so you do not have to have any physical training. Autumn (October and November), Winter (December, January, and February), and Spring (March, April, and May) are best for this scenic tour in Nepal. Elderlies and children also can go on this excursion. Travelers of any physical condition and age can go on the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour.

What are the Obstacles and Difficulties of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Ride?

Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions are a prime subject for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Ride. It must be a clear day to fly. The weather changes quickly in the mountains of Nepal. It can be a significant obstacle to the Everest Base Camp Landing Helicopter Tour at the right time. Sometimes, you must wait until the window opens or cancel the flight. If the flight cancels, you can try the next day (if you have time) or get a 100% refund.

Cold Temperature and High Altitude

It will be fine while flying towards Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar on the Helicopter. Still, altitude affects landings in Lukla, Hotel Everest View, and Pheriche. These places will be cold, so prepare to stay warm during the Helicopter stops.

Changing Rules and Regulations from Civil Aviation of Nepal

Travelers could land at Kala Patthar during the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp. But there are some rules and regulations from August 2023. Civil Aviation of Nepal placed a notice with new laws and regulations for helicopter landings, which affected the Kala Patthar landing. You can stand at Kalapatthar and see the nearest view of Mount Everest if the aviation authority releases the subsequent positive notice. Still, suppose you are a 1-2 traveler taking a private helicopter flight to EBC and Kala Patthar. In that case, you do not have to change any suttles and land at Kala Patthar.

Wake Very Early and Expensive Cost

You must wake up early for the scenic Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp. While traveling on your holiday, you might celebrate the evening and sleep late, which can be challenging to wake up. It is an expensive tour for a short period, but of course, a memorable trip and reaching the world's top. A Helicopter Ride to Everest Base Camp is an expensive trip, just four to five hours of activity. However, it is the best opportunity for those who lack time and find it difficult to walk in cold and high altitudes to reach the base of the world's highest mountain.

Difficulties of Getting a Helicopter

The helicopters are busy with rescue missions and other proposals during the high tourist seasons in Nepal, making it difficult to get a helicopter at the right time. Also, many choppers supply climbing gear and expedition members in spring. There are limited hours for the pilot to fly to the mountain region each month, which means they are not allowed to pass more, and it will be challenging to find the Heli. The seats will be occupied earlier due to the vast flow of travelers, so we recommend you reserve your seat as early as possible.

The Hotel Everest View is on a hill station with an altitude of 3880m (12729.6 feet). Trekkers on their way to Everest Base Camp Trek hike to this place to prevent acute mountain sickness from Namche Bazaar. The yard of this hotel will be full of trekkers who want to see mountain views so that it will be busy and a bit uneasy. But you can share your flight experience with them here.

Things that Attract Visitors to Landing Everest Helicopter Tour

Helicopter flying above the high mountains

Some significant highlights attract visitors to the Landing Everest Helicopter Tour. It takes you close to Mount Everest within a short time. It provides scenic views of other mighty mountains of the Himalayas. You can also see areal views of captivating landscapes, green hills, religious monuments, typical villages, and the charming nature of the Sagarmatha National Park. A long line of snow-capped mountain views from start to end add extraordinary vibes to this tour. You see Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang, Jugal, and Gaurishankar mastiffs, including the Tibetan highest peak, Sisapangma, before you enter the Everest Himalaya.

Having breakfast in the world's highest elevated luxury hotel and seeing eye-captivating mountain views is an extra experience you may not have had before. You can see the three highest mountains over eight thousand meters from Everest, one from Makalu, and another Tibetan from this scenic flight tour. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Makalu, and Sisapangma are the highest peaks during this Landing Everest Helicopter Tour.

Best Time for the Mount Everest Helicopter Tour

Weather Conditions are central, so all seasons will have clear visibility and be good to fly. However, summer (late May to mid-September) will have a few clear days. 'October and November in autumn' and 'March, April, and May in spring' are the best times for theMount Everest Helicopter Tour. There will be pleasant weather and almost no chance of rain at these times. You can see bright views of the mountains with friendly temperatures while you fly to the Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu in these months.

You see the colorful forests with blooming rhododendrons from the Helicopter while flying towards Everest Base Camp in spring. Also, the base of Everest looks like a beautiful mountain city with many colorful tents for the climbers.

The winter from December to February will be freezing in the region. You can still go on the Everest Scenic Helicopter Tour. However, December offers the best weather conditions in the Nepalese Himalayas. If you plan to fly in winter, you must have warm clothes for this trip.

Explanation of the Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp

Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp is the best way to get close and front to the world's tallest mountain, Everest, within a couple of hours without any strenuous physical effort. You can see this famous world's number one peak massively standing in a short distance gap. You will have extreme views of Mount Everest and some of the other highest mountains, including Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Ama Dablam, and many more, while flying on a fancy chopper into the globe's famous Khumbu Valley.

A Scenic Heli Ride to Mount Everest is a mind-blowing scenic and adventurous opportunity for everyone who can be a lifelong Himalayan Experience from Nepal, initially those who don't have enough time for a long trek.

This scenic Helicopter to Everest Base Camp takes off from the international airport's domestic parkland to the base of the world's highest mountain by crossing more than one hundred and a half kilometers within a few hours with several landings. It is a comfortable way to reach Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu. However, a trekking trip to the base camp takes 12 days (8 days to go and 4 to return), starting with a short flight around 30 minutes to Lukla. You will walk through typical Sherpa Villages while trekking. Still, this Heli Tour perfectly reveals aerial views of those towns and other natural attractions.

The Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp is the most accessible access to the unreal view of Mount Everest from the nearest angle. The chopper lands at one of Khumbu's most famous hills, Kala Patthar, for some who pay extra for this landing. You can enjoy stunning views of Mt.Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Lola, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and other high mountains with a Tibetan Peak Changatse very near 360-degree angles where you stand.

The Helicopter does not land at the base camp because there is no permanent helipad due to melting glaciers. On the other hand, it does not land for the safety regions of avalanches and disturbance to the trekkers and climbers. Also, it is not a perfect place to see Mount Everest. Other towering peaks, Nuptse and Lola, block most parts, but you can just see the summit from the base camp. So far, the best landing spot during the Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp is the base of Kala Patthar Hill.

This Scenic Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp also offers pristine landscapes and virgin natural beauties besides some of the world's highest peaks. This few hours' scenic helicopter flight above Nepal's magnificent landscapes, green hills, and valleys will forever provide the most outstanding Himalayan experience. Also, landing at the highest luxury Hotel, Everest View, with panoramic mountain views, offers a different feel, with breakfast and hot drinks during this flight tour.

Activities During the Everest Helicopter Tour with Landing

The flight departs at 6:30 to 7:30 am (8:00 am at the latest) and completes around 1:00 pm. You will be active earlier than flight time for the Everest Helicopter Tour with Landing. You will wake early in the morning (depends how far you are staying in Kathmandu) and drive to the airport domestic terminal. Our company representative will meet you at your hotel with private transport to take you to the airport (we let you know the exact time). You can pack breakfast from your hotel or buy at Hotel Everest View. Remember to take your passport with you, which is compulsory for the security check.

The airport departure gate opens from 6:00 am onwards. After the security check, you will drive in a small van to the Helipad. The pilot and other friendly staff greet you before you take off towards the Everest Base Camp.

You will have fascinating views of Kathmandu Valley, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal, and other high mountains with green views and more attractions after the Helicopter lifts from Kathmandu. Then, the chopper flies to the east, crossing different valleys. You will have amazing views of typical villages, farming terraces, green hills, Mount Gaurishankar, Dudhkunda, and other charming Himalayas.

The Helicopter landed at Lukla for the first time after around 40-45 minutes of flight for refueling. After a 10-15-minute break in Lukla, the chopper flies towards Everest Base Camp through Dudhkosi River Valley. It passes Phakding, Namche, and other villages. You see green pine, rhododendron, oak, and other trees with waterfalls and more natural resources here. Then, flies continuously leave Dudhkosi Valley behind through Tengboche and Pangboche over Khumbu Valley and land in Pheriche to change suttle.

The Helicopter flies to Kalapatthar and Base Camp over Khumbu Glacier and returns to Pheriche to take other travelers. It lands at Hotel Everet View. It is the most extended landing because the visitors will have breakfast and hot drinks with scenic panoramic mountain views from the hotel's terraced yard. After this, the chopper flies back to Lukla, lands for the second refueling, and takes off for the final flight to Kathmandu in the afternoon.

We operate the Everest Helicopter Tour, Landing daily from Kathmandu at a reasonable cost in clear weather. You can join our fixed departures, take a charter flight, and take the most memorable mountain trip.

Other Options for Everest Base Camp Heli Tour

Landing Helicopter at Syangboche Hill

You will have multiple options for the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour rather than directly Kathmandu-EBC-Kathmandu on the same chopper. If you want to spend at least one night in the Himalayas and take a helicopter ride over high mountains, we will also arrange the trip for you. Also, we operate the Heli Tours for trekkers who can not complete their trek to Everest Base Camp but desire to visit their dream destination from any place on the trekking trail. Check the available options for a scenic Heli Tour to Everest below:

Lukla-Everest Base Camp-Lukla Helicopter Charter Service

You can fly to Lukla from Kathmandu on a regular flight on a small plane, take a Helicopter Charter Service to Everest Base Camp, return to Lukla, and take a scheduled airplane back to Kathmandu except flying directly on a chopper from Kathmandu. This trip provides different experiences, such as landing at one of the most dangerous airports and a scenic helicopter ride. However, quickly changing weather can affect regular flights to Lukla. Check the information on Lukla's Flight Cancellation:

Phakding to Everest Base Camp

Suppose you are on a trek to Everest Base Camp and thinking of giving up after reaching Phakding without visiting the leading destination. Please don't do it! The window is always open for you. You can take a Helicopter Ride privately or in a group. We pick you up from the Helipad of Phakding, take you to EBC, and return safely to Kathmandu after taking you to your primary destination. Reaching the basement of the world's tallest mountain can be a great opportunity.

Namche to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight

Trekkers who hiked to Namche Bazaar and thought enough to walk and to make the trip shorter by flying to Everest Base Camp on a helicopter and completing it earlier, we provided the flight service to them. We pick you up from Namche, take you to EBC and the basement of Kala Patthar, and then bring you back to Kathmandu. This service saves time and physical effort and fulfills your desire to see the world's highest mountain from the closest distance.

Tengboche to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Ride

Suppose you are walking on the Everest View Trek because you do not have enough time for a more extended hiking trip. Still, if you love to see Mount Everest standing at Kala Patthar and see the basement of the tallest mountain and Khumbu Glacier, you have an option. Our Tengboche to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Ride makes your thoughtful aspiration to the real. We pick you up from this hill to take you to EBC and Kalapatthar and back to Kathmandu or wherever you love to drop off.

Likewise, even if you would like to take a Helicopter Ride to Everest Base Camp from other places like Pangboche, Dingboche, Pheriche, or Lobuche, You can WhatsApp us at +977 9851043624 any time to arrange flight suttle services on a Helicopter.

Gorak Shep to Lukla or Kathmandu Helicopter Ride

Gorak Shep is the last town where trekkers spend a night after the base camp visit and before the Kala Patthar hike. We are also arranging a helicopter from Gorakshep to Kathmandu for the hikers. It is best to avoid walking back on the same trail to Lukla and enjoy a thrilling Helicopter Ride above high mountains. A chopper can pick up a maximum of 2 people from Gorakshep with their trekking equipment. If you are in a group (more than two people), some of you have to walk down to Lobuche and fly to Kathmandu.

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Pick You up from your hotel and transfer to Kathmandu Airport's Helipad

Our airport representative will meet you at your hotel at 5:30 am and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport's domestic terminal for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour. You must wear warm clothing like a down jacket, thermal layers, gloves, winter hat, warm socks, windproof trousers, and sunglasses. The most important thing to bring is your passport for the security check. You can also pack breakfast and buy hot drinks at the Hotel Everest View. You must also have 5500 NPR for the permit and airport TAX to board.

Check-in security and Helicopter Counter

The primary security check opens at 6:00 am at the departure gate. There will be a long queue of travelers traveling to different cities, taking mountain flights, and taking helicopter tours to Everest Base Camp. A person from the Helicopter company will take you through this gate to the counter. You will cross X-ray checking before reaching the Heli desk, so do not take a matchbox, lighter, knife, or other prohibited things for the flight.

You show your passport at the Helicopter Desk, where you will get a boarding pass. Then, you go to the waiting room for a few minutes. You may also not need to wait if the weather is perfect and flight radar has permitted the flight.

You drive in a small van before taking off from Kathmandu Airport. After the safety brief from the Heli Pilot, you fly to Lukla for around 45 minutes. Seeing lovely landscapes, villages, green hills, valleys, and high mountains, you reach Lukla and stop for a few minutes. The Helicopter refuels and flies towards Everest Base Camp, flying over the Sherpa Villages.

Shuttle Change in Pheriche

After taking off from Lukla, you land in Pheriche for the shuttle change during the Everest Base Camp Landing Helicopter Tour. There will be two flights for the same group after Pheriche and fly over the Kala Patthar, Base Camp, and Khumbu Glacier. Also, it lands for those who pay extra for the Kala Patthar Landing. After completing two flight shuttles, you fly to Syangboche.

Everest View Hotel Landing for Breakfast

After overflying above the Everest Mountains, you land near Hotel Everest View on Syangboche Hill. Here, you stop for around half an hour, have breakfast, and see mind-blowing views of high snow-capped peaks, Khumbu Valley, typical villages, religious monuments, and more. After brilliant views and a delicious breakfast, you return to the Helicopter and fly to Lukla.

Final Mountain Landing in Lukla

After taking off from Hotel Everest View on our scenic Helicopter Tour, you will land in Lukla in around 10 minutes. Here, the chopper will refuel back for the rest of the journey to Kathmandu. You can enjoy seeing planes landing and taking off at Tenzin-Hilary Airport while you stop. Then, You will depart to Kathmandu.

The tour ends in Kathmandu.

After Leaving Lukla behind, you fly another 45 minutes to Kathmandu with unforgettable memories of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour. You will drive to the arrival gate, where you meet our airport representative. He will drop off in a private car/van. Suppose you would like to do extra day tour in Kathmandu like visiting UNESCO Heritage Sites in the afternoon. In that case, we can also arrange for you.

  • Meals: None
  • Accommodation: None
  • Place: Everest Base Camp
  • Altitude: 5364
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Cat+Helicopter
  • Departure Time: 5:30 am

Cost Details

  • Airport pick-up and drop to your hotel
  • You get an experienced pilot for flight duration
  • Applicable government and local taxes
  • Landing charges in airports and the Everest region
  • Applicable service charges and value-added tax (VAT)
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kits
  • Breakfast/Lunch costs during the tour
  • Minimal Visa fees to Nepal from your home country
  • International Airfare tickets to Nepal and back to your country
  • Travel insurance in your home country should be arranged by yourself
  • Personal expenses like tipping, shopping, beverages, and so on.
  • Permits and entry fees for Sagarmatha National Park. The charges are usually USD 30 per person and a Local Area Permit, which costs USD 20 per person


Trip DatesAvailabilityNotesPrice  
01 Sep, 2024 - 05 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
02 Sep, 2024 - 06 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
03 Sep, 2024 - 07 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
04 Sep, 2024 - 08 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
05 Sep, 2024 - 09 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
06 Sep, 2024 - 10 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
07 Sep, 2024 - 11 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
08 Sep, 2024 - 12 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
09 Sep, 2024 - 13 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
10 Sep, 2024 - 14 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
11 Sep, 2024 - 15 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
12 Sep, 2024 - 16 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
13 Sep, 2024 - 17 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
14 Sep, 2024 - 18 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
15 Sep, 2024 - 19 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
16 Sep, 2024 - 20 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
17 Sep, 2024 - 21 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
18 Sep, 2024 - 22 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
19 Sep, 2024 - 23 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
20 Sep, 2024 - 24 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
21 Sep, 2024 - 25 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
22 Sep, 2024 - 26 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
23 Sep, 2024 - 27 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
24 Sep, 2024 - 28 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
25 Sep, 2024 - 29 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
26 Sep, 2024 - 30 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$1199
27 Sep, 2024 - 01 Oct, 2024AvailableUS$1199
28 Sep, 2024 - 02 Oct, 2024AvailableUS$1199
29 Sep, 2024 - 03 Oct, 2024AvailableUS$1199
30 Sep, 2024 - 04 Oct, 2024AvailableUS$1199

Useful Info

Weight Restriction to Land at Kala Patthar

There are weight restrictions for helicopter landing at different landing spots in the Everest regions, specifically Syangboche, Pheriche, and Kalapatthar. The weight limits are as follows:

  • 450 kg is the maximum landing weight at Syangboche.
  • 450 kg is the maximum landing weight at Pheriche.
  • 1700 kg is the maximum landing weight at Kala Patthar.

Only 170 kg of the passenger's weight can land at Kala Patthar. It means all who flew together from Kathmandu split into two different shuttles in Pheriche to fly Kala Patthar. 2 or 3 people can pass simultaneously after Pheriche. The rest wait and do the same on the next shuttle.

Suppose you are considering a Helicopter adventure into the world's famous Himalayas. In that case, it's essential to prioritize safety, reliability, and cost-effectiveness, which Frolic Adventure emphasizes. Choosing between group joining or private chartering allows you to tailor your experience based on your preferences and requirements.

Customizing the trip's needs is also valuable, as it allows you to make the most of the journey and create unforgettable memories, so let us know your dates and number of people traveling through email or WhatsApp at +977 9851043624.

Weather Conditions can change the Helicopter Tour Departure timing.

The Everest Helicopter tour typically takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. This early morning departure is often preferred because the weather conditions are generally more stable and transparent during this time. The clear weather provides the best visibility, allowing you to appreciate the awe-inspiring landscapes fully.

However, weather conditions in the Himalayas can be unpredictable and challenging, even during the best seasons for tours. Therefore, the flight time may be subject to change or delay based on weather conditions. Safety is the top priority, so the helicopter pilot will inspect everything thoroughly before taking off from Kathmandu Airport.

Weather conditions, especially in high-altitude regions like Everest, can change rapidly, so clouds or fog may affect visibility. The pilot will assess the current weather conditions and check for potential hazards before deciding on the departure time or whether it's safe to proceed with the tour.

In such situations, flexibility and understanding are essential, as safety considerations are paramount. The flight director and pilot will prioritize passenger safety and may decide to reschedule the flight or cancel it altogether if the weather conditions are unsuitable for a safe journey.

Just be prepared to accommodate potential changes in the flight schedule due to weather conditions, and you'll have an unforgettable experience exploring the world's highest peak from a unique and privileged vantage point.

Equipment to Wear for Landing Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp

Packaging the right gear is crucial to ensure your safety and comfort in the cold and high-altitude environment for the Landing Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp. Here's a list of essential gear you should consider taking:

  • Insulated Jacket: A warm and insulated jacket is essential to protect you from the cold temperatures in the Everest region.
  • Fleece or Insulated Mid-Layer: This will provide extra warmth under your jacket.
  • Thermal Base Layers: Bring thermal tops and bottoms to warm your body.
  • Warm Pants: Choose comfortable and insulated pants to protect your legs from the cold.
  • Warm Hat: A woolen or insulated hat to keep your head warm
  • Gloves: Insulated and waterproof gloves to protect your hands from cold winds
  • Socks: Warm, thick socks to keep your feet cozy.
  • Warm and Light Shoes: Ensure you have comfortable and well-insulated shoes with good traction.
  • Sunglasses: UV-protective sunglasses are essential, as the mountainous areas can be very bright.
  • Sunscreen: Protect your skin from the intense sun at high altitudes.
  • Personal Medication: Bring your prescribed medications if you have any specific medical requirements.
  • Water Bottle: Stay hydrated at high altitudes.
  • Camera: Remember to capture the breathtaking scenery.
  • Personal Toiletries: Bring small, travel-sized toiletries for your comfort.

Besides the equipment mentioned above, take your passport with you, which is compulsory for check-in at the airport. Take Nepalese cash for the airport tax, breakfast, and entry permits. However, you can also pay your breakfast bill with a credit card at the Hotel Everest View.

Remember, this is not an exhaustive list, but it covers the essential gear required for the Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp. Make sure to check the weight limit for the flight and pack accordingly. Additionally, please consult with us for any specific recommendations or requirements they may have for the trip.

Weather and Temperature in Everest Region

The weather in the Everest Region can change rapidly, and clear visibility is more likely in the morning throughout the year, except for summer. The autumn, spring, and winter seasons may also have some cloudy days, but they are mostly clear.

After taking off from Kathmandu airport, you will land directly at Lukla, 2,840 meters above sea level. At this altitude, it can feel quite chilly. It will become even colder as you ascend to further landings at higher mountain elevations. Being prepared with appropriate clothing and gear for varying temperatures is essential.

To assist with planning, we have provided a monthly temperature list below, which makes it easy to figure out the temperatures in the Everest region during the landing helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp.

If you have any specific questions or need further assistance regarding your Everest helicopter tour or any other topic, feel free to ask!

Travel Tips and Safety Rules for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight with Landing

During the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight with Landing, it's crucial to prioritize safety and follow the rules and regulations set by the pilot. Here are some essential rules and guidelines to ensure a secure and enjoyable experience:

Pay Attention to the Pilot's Briefing: Listen carefully to the helicopter pilot's briefing before the flight. They will provide essential safety instructions and inform you about what to do and what not to do during the flight and landing.

Avoid Unnecessary Questions: While in the air, refrain from asking the pilot unnecessary questions that could distract them from their primary focus on flying the helicopter safely.

Follow Entry and Exit Procedures: Wait for the captain's signal before entering or exiting the helicopter. When getting off after each landing, be cautious of the helicopter's front and back wings, as they might not be easily visible while the engine is running.

Ask for Safe Entry and Exit Sides: Always ask the pilot which side of the helicopter is safe to approach for entry and exit. Avoid going to the backside of the chopper, as it might be dangerous.

No Smoking: Smoking near aircraft is strictly banned. Helicopters generate strong winds from rotating wings, which can blow away ash or embers and cause accidents.

Secure Personal Items: Be aware that the helicopter's strong wind can cause items like hats and sunglasses to blow away. Make sure to secure your belongings properly.

Be Cautious Throughout the Flight: Always remain seated during the flight and follow any additional safety instructions the pilot provides.

Respect the Helicopter's Safety Measures: The helicopter's safety measures are in place for a reason. Avoid any unintelligible movements that could compromise the flight's safety.

Cooperate with the Crew: Always follow the flight crew's and pilot's instructions—well-trained ground staff to ensure your safety during the tour.

Contact for Queries: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the secure helicopter tour, please fill out the contact us form.

By adhering to these rules and regulations, you can have a delightful Himalayan experience and create great memories while ensuring the safety of everyone on board for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Nepal.

Helicopter Models for Mount Everest Helicopter Tour

There are several Helicopter Models for Mount Everest Helicopter Tour in Nepal. What types of chopper do we use for your trip? Check the information on them below:

Airbus AS350B3e

The Airbus AS350B3e, manufactured by Eurocopter in France, is known for its exceptional performance and safety features, making it the preferred helicopter for flight services to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Some key specifications of this helicopter are as follows:

Shuttle Capacity: The helicopter can carry up to 6 people at low elevations, but due to the challenges posed by higher altitudes, the capacity is reduced to 5 passengers (excluding the captain) when flying at higher elevations, such as to Everest Base Camp.

Load Capacity: The Airbus AS350B3e has a load capacity of 2,250 kg, which includes the weight of passengers, cargo, and any other equipment on board.

Engine Genre: The helicopter is with an Ariel 2D engine. This engine handles the demanding conditions of high-altitude flights, ensuring a reliable and safe performance during the tour to Everest Base Camp.

Due to its robust capabilities, the Airbus AS350B3e can land and take off at high altitudes, which is crucial when operating in the challenging terrain of the Himalayas, especially during tours to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Its popularity and reputation for safety make it a preferred choice for such tours.

Bell 407GXP, Jet Ranger 206B-3-9N-ALL

The USA-manufactured Bell Helicopters 206B-3 is a popular four-blade, single-engine helicopter.

Check the Key Features of Bell Helicopters below:

Shuttle Capacity: It can carry up to 5 passengers at lower altitudes and four at higher elevations, not including the pilot.

Load Capacity: The Bell 206B-3 has a maximum load capacity of 1,451kg.

Engine: The engine used in the Bell 206B-3 is the 206B-3 engine, known for its reliability and performance.

Weather Performance: The Bell 206B-3 flies smoothly in various weather conditions.

This helicopter is well-regarded for its trustworthy performance. It is famous for transportation and tours in challenging environments like Nepal.

EBC Helicopter Tour Queries and Solutions (FAQs)

How Safe is this Helicopter Tour?

The Helicopter takes off from Kathmandu with well-checked weather and wind conditions on the mountain, so we only depart after getting a positive signal for the flight. By doing so, we can say the Everest Base Camp Helicopter is safe.

Traveler safety is a primary topic, so we check the maintenance part of the Helicopter before each trip departure. We suggest not going to the chopper's back part for your safety. Because of the high altitude problem, we do not stop for more than 10 minutes at Kalapatthar. Staying a long time there can cause high mountain sickness.

What is the Highest Altitude at Helicopter landings?

There are three landings during this scenic flight tour to Everest Base Camp. Lukla is the first landing, and Syangboche/Pheriche is the second landing. Kalapatthar (5,550m) is the final stop before deburring the Trip.

How Long is the Tour?

The Helicopter Tour to EBC will be completed in 4-5 hours from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. The helicopter flies for over 3 hours, and the rest of the time is spent on several landings and breakfast in the mountains.

Can I Get Back the Tour Cost if the Flight is Canceled?

Yes, it is 100% refundable. Some cancellation policies apply to this flight tour. You will get a full refund if the airline and we cancel the Trip due to uncertain issues. If you cancel it from your side, you must stay with our cancellation policy.

Can I Land at Everest Base Camp?

It is not impossible, but Kalapatthar has magnificent views compared to the Base Camp. That is why we usually land at Kalapatthar. You can ask the pilot if you are on a Private Tour and prefer to land at Base Camp rather than Kalapatthar. He will check the wind condition and then decide about it.

Can I Get a Group to join me to fly to Everest Base Camp?

It depends on what time of year you are going to fly. Mostly, you can get other people to join the Trip during the high season, but there might be a rare chance of having a group join during the monsoon and winter.

What Kind of Helicopter will be provided for the Trip?

Eurocopter, France-made, and American-manufactured Bell Helicopters operate flights for the Everest Base Camp tour. Airbus 350 Helicopter models can easily land at high altitudes, and Bell flies smoothly.

What is the Weight Limit for the Tour?

A Helicopter can fly 450kg to Syangboche or the Everest View Hotel, but there is a 220 kg weight limitation for Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar.

Do I Need a Permit, and How Much Does It Cost?

You must obtain the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit for the Helicopter Tour, which costs 30 USD per person, and the Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit in 2000 NPR.

Do I Need to Carry Cash with Me?

Yes, You need to carry some cash for your breakfast and drinks. We suggest taking Nepalese currency. You can bring USD or other countries' cash. But you might not get the same exchange rates as in Kathmandu.

What happens if I Get Altitude Sickness?

You rarely suffer from high mountain sickness, also called acute mountain sickness. If any traveler gets altitude sickness during the Trip, he or she gets first-aid treatment and is transferred to a lower elevation or Kathmandu for further medication.

What is the Best Time for a Trip?

Helicopter Tours to Everest Base Camp operate throughout all seasons in Nepal, although autumn and spring are mostly the best times. The mountains look bright with blue skies and clear visibility in these two seasons.

Can Kids and the Elderly Take Helicopter flights to Everest Base Camp?

It is a luxury flight to the Himalayas, so kids and the elderly can easily take this Trip.

Important Note: The Everest Heli Tour is a shared mountain flight trip. In the event that it is impossible to collect other people for the tour during the offseason, you have to take it easy and be ready to cancel the Trip. Or pay the full charge for the charted flight if you want to fly.

Suppose the flight needs to be canceled because of unfavorable weather conditions after you reach the airport. In that case, the transportation cost (40 USD) to the airport and hotel will be deducted from your payment. The helicopter can carry 450kg of weight (5 passengers) simultaneously. It means if your body weight overloads, you need to pay extra for a different shuttle.

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