Your visit to Nepal remains incomplete if you miss a chance to get closer to the mighty Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world. Usually, getting to the Everest Base Camp requires at least 12 days, which might not be possible for every traveler traveling to Nepal. Present health condition, physical fitness level, and time might come in the way as well. Therefore, taking these obstructions into account, Amigo Treks and Expedition would like to offer the Everest Helicopter Tour package; a perfect solution for every kind of traveler, to help fulfill their wish to see and get closer to Mt. Everest.
The Everest Helicopter Tour is probably one of the most exciting tours in the world. This tour in Nepal takes you from your hotel in Kathmandu to the Mt. Everest Base Camp and back in just 4 hours. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to admire the beauty of Mt. Everest from the very famous viewpoint and the highest point of Everest base camp trekking, Kala Patthar, in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Along with Mt. Everest (8,848m), this tour will also allow you to enjoy the mesmerizing view of a series of glorious mountains – Gauri Shanker, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Shisa Pangma, Melung Tse, Jugal, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu and the astounding hills, rivers, glaciers, lakes, the settlement of Sherpa people and most of the Khumbu region. You will also get a chance to have breakfast in the Khumbu region of Nepal.
Amigo Treks and Expedition’s Everest Helicopter Tour package includes a helicopter ride per the itinerary, private pick-up and drop-off service from and to the hotel in Kathmandu, and airport departure tax. If you are looking for additional assistance, we can make the arrangement (extra charges applicable). We also make sure that the helicopters are equipped with a set of Oxygen system consisting of 4-5 liter cylinder of mountaineering oxygen, fitted with a regulator and hi-tech top-out mask, to provide instant help in case of emergencies.
This tour entirely depends on the weather conditions in the Himalayas. However, Spring and Autumn are the best seasons to plan this exhilarating trip to Nepal.
Please contact for Dates (Peak season surcharge may apply)
Trip cost includes
Trip cost Excludes
6:00 AM: Hotel pick-up in Kathmandu in a Private Car. The driver will transfer you to Kathmandu airport
6:15-6:45 AM: Check-in Process and Meet Captain at Kathmandu airport. Complete all airport formalities by providing a passport and other documents.
6:45-7:40 AM: Board the plane and fly to Lukla (2,845 meters). Enjoy the view of green hills, and Dolakha village. The helicopter will fly over Lamjura-La pass(3,550 m) which is surrounded by rhododendron forest.
7:40-8:00 AM: Upon landing in Lukla(2,820 m) which has the smallest airstrip in the world, experience Sherpa culture. Refueling of the helicopter will take around 15-20 minutes.
8:00-8:20 AM:Take a flight from Lukla to Kala Patthar(5,450 m). Flight time is around 15-20 minutes. You will fly over Namche Bazaar and explore Sagarmatha National Park. Maximum passenger weight should be within 240 kg otherwise shuttle flight will be operated from Pheriche.
8:20-8:30 AM: Land at Kala Patthar(5,450 m).Spend 5-10 minutes taking pictures and enjoying the mighty Himalayan peaks view.
8:30-8:45 AM: Fly to Hotel Everest View(3,950 m) from Kala Patthar. Have breakfast at Everest view hotel for 30-45 minutes. Enjoy the view of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks.
8:45-9:30 AM: Have breakfast at Hotel Everest View. Relish delicious breakfast while viewing Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan range.
9:30-10:00 AM: Fly back to Lukla from Hotel Everest View. Refuel in Lukla for 15-20 minutes. enjoy an aerial view of the Himalayas.
10:00-11:00 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu airport from Lukla.
You will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu by private car. You can reflect on the amazing adventure experience during the drive back to the hotel.
Other people joining the tour might or might not be from our company. Since it’s on a group joining basis, other people might either be from another company or the helicopter company itself.
Since this is not a private tour, while you are having breakfast at Shyangboche (where the helicopter stops for about 40 minutes), the helicopter might be used for rescue (in case of any emergency) and you might have to wait a little longer.
The tour might not begin exactly on time if all the members of the group do not arrive on time. The starting time also depends on the weather in Kathmandu and in the Everest Region and air traffic.
The national park entrance fee is to be paid by the customer in Cash, in the Everest region, NPR 5500 per person will be applicable.
I recently had the incredible opportunity to embark on an unforgettable trekking adventure to Everest Base Camp Plus Gokyo through Chola Pass with