Mount Everest Helicopter Tour

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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is an exciting and unique way to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas. During the tour, you will enjoy panoramic views of the majestic mountains, valleys, rivers, villages, temples, and monasteries.

In addition to Mount Everest, which stands at an incredible 8,848 meters, this tour offers breathtaking views of other magnificent peaks, including Gauri Shanker, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Shisa Pangma, Melung Tse, Jugal, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu. You will also have the opportunity to see the beautiful hills, rivers, glaciers, lakes, and settlements of the Sherpa people in the Khumbu region. You will also get to enjoy breakfast in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

If you're planning a trip to Nepal, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a must. For many visitors, reaching Everest Base Camp can take up to 12 days, which may not be feasible due to physical fitness, health, or time constraints. This is where Amigo Treks and Expeditions come in, offering a solution for all types of travelers who want to get closer to Mount Everest.

Our package includes helicopter rides, private transfers from and to your hotel in Kathmandu, and airport departure tax. In addition, we offer additional services should you require them (additional charges may apply). We also ensure that our helicopters are equipped with an oxygen system consisting of a 4-5 liter cylinder of mountaineering oxygen, a regulator, and a high-tech top-out mask to provide immediate assistance in case of an emergency.

Imagine flying around Mount Everest - it's a dream come true with our helicopter tour to the world's highest peak, located on the border of Nepal and Tibet. However, the tour is subject to weather conditions in the Himalayas. Spring and fall are the best times to plan this exciting trip to Nepal.

Here's a brief outline of the itinerary:

  • Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Lukla to Everest Base Camp overfly and Land at Kala Patthar (Currently landing at Kalapatthar is not allowed only overfly)
  • Kala Patthar to Kongde or Hotel everest view
  • Kongde/Hotel everest view to Lukla
  • Lukla to Kathmandu

Trip Cost Private Charter: Breakfast at Khongde

Aircraft Type 1-3 Pax (Group) 3-5 Pax (Group)
Airbus H125 $5100 $5700

Trip Cost Private Charter: Breakfast at Everest View Hotel

Aircraft Type 1-3 Pax (Group) 3-5 Pax (Group)
Airbus H125 $4900 $5400

Package Includes

  • Helicopter ride on your preferred Aircraft
  • Airport transfer from hotel and return
  • Airport tax
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fee
  • Municipality Fee
  • Breakfast at Mountain lodges of Nepal (known as yeti mountain home ) Khongde or Hotel Everest View
  • Mountain Guide (if you are less than 4 in number)

Package Excludes

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Drinks & tips

Detail Itinerary:

6:00 AM - 6:15 AM:  Transfer from your hotel to the airport In the early hours of the morning, a private car will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Kathmandu airport.

6:15 - 6:45 AM: Airport formalities Upon arrival at the airport, a company representative will assist you with the check-in process. Be sure to have your passport with you as an airport official will be checking your documents. Later, you will meet the captain and have the opportunity to ask any flight-related questions.

6:45 - 7:40 AM: Flight to Lukla (2,845 meters) After completing the formalities, you will board your flight to Lukla. During the ascent, you will have a breathtaking view of the green hills, the village of Dolakha, and the village of Jiri. The flight continues over the Lamjura-La pass (3,550 m), a picturesque route surrounded by rhododendron forests.

After a 40-48-minute flight, you will arrive in Lukla, where you can marvel at the Himalayan ranges. Lukla, with the smallest airstrip in the world, is situated at an altitude of 2,820 meters above sea level.

7:40 - 8:00 AM: Upon landing you will experience the local Sherpa culture and many Sherpa guides and porters will be waiting for you. The helicopter will take approximately 15-20 minutes to refuel.

8:00 - 8:20 AM: Flight to Kala Patthar (5,450 meters) After refueling, you will take a flight from Lukla Airport to Kala Patthar. The flight takes about 15-20 minutes and you will be flying above 5,500 meters. If there are more than 3 people in the group, the flight will be split into two. You will fly over the famous Namche Bazaar and explore the hidden rivers and beautiful flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park.

Note: Landing at Kala Patthar is prohibited if weight exceeds 240 kg and a shuttle flight from Pheriche is required if weight exceeds 240 kg.

8:20 - 8:30 AM: Landing at Kala Patthar (5,450 meters) Upon landing at Kala Patthar, you will be amazed by the mighty and majestic peaks of Nepal's Khumbu region. You will have 5-10 minutes on the ground, plenty of time to take pictures and enjoy the breathtaking views.

8:30 - 8:45 AM: Flight to Kongde or Hotel Everest View (3,950m) After admiring the breathtaking views of Mount Everest and other snow-capped peaks, the helicopter will take you to Kongde for breakfast (30-45 minutes). You will have breakfast at Yeti Mountain Home, where you will have another opportunity to admire the magnificent Mount Everest and its surrounding range.

8:45 - 9:30 AM: Breakfast at Yeti Mountain Home(MLN Lodges) or Hotel Everest View As a reward for completing this dream trip, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast at Yeti Mountain Home while enjoying the magnificent view of Mount Everest and its surrounding range.

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Flight to Lukla and refueling After breakfast, you will fly back to Lukla, taking in the mesmerizing views of the Himalayas. Seeing the Himalayas up close from a clear bird's eye view is an unforgettable experience. The flight will land in Lukla for 15-20 minutes to refuel before returning to Kathmandu.

10:00 - 11:00 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu

After refueling in Lukla, we fly back to the airport in Kathmandu. From the airport, you will be transferred by private car to your hotel.   

Upon arrival back in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel by private car. The drive back to your hotel will give you time to reflect on the amazing adventure you have just experienced.

Lukla to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Embarking on a helicopter tour from Lukla to Everest Base Camp is an experience that promises to take your breath away. This tour is a fantastic way to explore the majestic Khumbu region of Nepal, home to some of the world's most beautiful and awe-inspiring natural wonders.

The tour begins and ends at the Lukla airport helipad, where you will board a helicopter for an unforgettable journey over the Himalayas. The cost of the tour is USD 1600 for groups of up to three people and USD 2000 for groups of up to five people, making it an affordable option for those who want to explore the region in a unique way.

During the tour, you will stop for breakfast at either Hotel Everest View or Yeti Mountain Home Khongde. Both hotels are beautifully located and offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

You will then fly over Everest Base Camp, where you will have the opportunity to see the world-famous Mount Everest up close, as well as other notable peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. Finally, the tour will take you to Kalapatthar, where you will be able to land and spend some time taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

Overall, this tour offers a unique opportunity to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas from a unique perspective. From picking you up at your hotel to the breathtaking views of Kala Patthar and Kongde, every moment of this trip is carefully planned to ensure a safe and unforgettable experience. Whether you're an experienced mountaineer or simply looking to add some adventure to your trip to Nepal, this helicopter tour is not to be missed.

Packing List for Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp:

The Everest region is, as one might expect, cold all year. Packing appropriately for the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour is especially important. It is necessary to pack appropriately due to the high-intensity UV rays at high altitudes. Here is a packing list for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour that includes all of the necessary/recommended equipment:

  • Sunglasses with UV protection that are windproof and down jackets

  • A bottle of water
  • Down jacket (Windproof and waterproof)
  • Warm trekking boots
  • Inner and outer layer gloves
  • Moisturizing lip balm and moisturizer
  • Scarf in silk/nylon
  • Toiletries
  • Shirts with long sleeves
  • a warm pair of pants
  • Camera necessities

It is important to note that the above gears will suffice because carrying too much weight will increase the weight. We recommend carrying only the necessary clothing items.

About our Helicopter 

The H125 helicopter is a single-engine aircraft suitable for various purposes. It has an efficient and streamlined design ideal for missions requiring agility and speed like aerial work, tourism, and rescue operations.

The H125 is powered by a Turbomeca Arriel 2D turbine engine which provides long range and the ability to fly at high altitudes. This allows operating efficiently in tough terrains like mountains. The engine has an automatic backup system to continue running after engine failure, improving safety.

A notable feature of H125 is its advanced avionics system. The helicopter has a digital autopilot, GPS navigation, and terrain awareness and warning system enhancing the pilot's situational awareness and safety. It has a night vision goggle-compatible cockpit for low-light operations.

The H125 focuses on safety with features like crash-resistant fuel systems, energy-absorbing seats, and a reinforced cabin floor providing maximum protection to passengers during accidents.

Overall, the H125 helicopter is a versatile and reliable aircraft suitable for various missions from aerial work to tourism and rescue. Its advanced avionics and safety features make it popular among pilots. Its impressive performance capabilities make it ideal for challenging terrains.

Here are some interesting facts about Everest helicopter tours:

  1. Everest helicopter tours are a popular way to see Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan mountains. They offer a unique perspective on the region and are a great option for those who are unable or unwilling to undertake a strenuous trek.

  2. The tours typically start from Kathmandu or Lukla and take around 4-5 hours, including stops for breakfast and sightseeing.

  3. The helicopters used for these tours are typically small, with room for 3-5 passengers, plus the pilot.

  4. The cost of a helicopter tour varies depending on the operator, but it usually ranges from USD 1,500-2,500 per person. Private tours can also be arranged for a higher cost.

  5. Some tours include stops at popular viewpoints like Kalapatthar or Everest Base Camp, where passengers can get out of the helicopter and take photos or explore the area.

  6. Weather conditions can be unpredictable in the Himalayas, so tours may be canceled or rescheduled due to bad weather.

  7. The helicopters used for these tours are specially designed for high-altitude flying and are equipped with oxygen tanks to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers.

  8. While helicopter tours offer a great way to see the region, they are not a substitute for a trek to Everest Base Camp. Many people still choose to undertake the trek for the physical challenge and the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture.


Mount Everest Helicopter Tour Review(s)

4.9 out of 5 Based on 6 user reviews.

The entire experience was truly unforgettable, and I was blown away by the professionalism, expertise


I recently had the pleasure of booking a single-day Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with Amigo Treks and Expedition, and I cannot recommend it enough. The entire experience was truly unforgettable, and I was blown away by the professionalism, expertise, and hospitality of the Amigo team.

From the moment I booked the tour, I felt well-informed and taken care of. The team was responsive, friendly, and eager to answer any questions I had about the itinerary, safety procedures, and logistics. On the day of the tour, everything went smoothly, and I felt completely at ease thanks to the knowledgeable and experienced pilot and crew.

The helicopter flight itself was breathtaking, with stunning views of the Himalayas and remote villages. I was amazed at the beauty of the surrounding mountains and valleys, and landing at the Kala Patthar viewpoint was a highlight of the day. The views of Mount Everest and its neighboring peaks were simply awe-inspiring, and I felt so lucky to have the opportunity to visit such a spectacular location.

After our visit to Kala Patthar, we flew to Kongde for breakfast and had the chance to interact with the locals and learn about their culture and way of life. The breakfast was delicious, and the hospitality of the locals was heartwarming. It was a fantastic opportunity to experience the local cuisine and hospitality, and it made the day even more special.

Overall, my experience with Amigo Treks and Expedition was exceptional. The team was professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated to ensuring that my experience was safe, enjoyable, and unforgettable. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to witness the beauty of the Himalayas and soak up the culture of the local communities in the Khumbu region. Thank you, Amigo Treks and Expedition, for an unforgettable experience!

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The entire trip was organized to perfection


I recently had the pleasure of booking an Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with Amigo Treks and Expedition, and it was truly an incredible experience. The tour began early in the morning, with a private car arriving at my hotel to transport me to Kathmandu's airport. After completing the airport formalities, I met with the captain and boarded the helicopter, ready for an adventure of a lifetime.

As we took off, we were greeted with spectacular views of green hills, and after passing through Dolakha village, we arrived at Jiri village. The helicopter ride continued over the Lamjura-La Pass, which was covered in dense rhododendron forests. After 45 minutes, we arrived at Lukla, with breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. I was amazed by the world's smallest runway and the local Sherpa culture and way of life at the airport.

After refueling at Lukla, we flew to Kala Patthar, which offered breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan mountain ranges. We landed at Kalapatthar, where we were able to take in the stunning views of Mount Everest up close. It was truly an unforgettable moment that will stay with me forever.

After our time at Kalapatthar, we flew to Khongde for breakfast, where we were treated to a delicious meal with a stunning view. The scenery was breathtaking, and the food was a perfect way to refuel before our flight back to Kathmandu. On the way back, we made a short stop at Lukla, which was another highlight of the trip. The landing was smooth, and we were able to take in the views of the Lukla airstrip, which is considered one of the most dangerous airstrips in the world.

Our pilot, Prajjwal K.C., was experienced and knowledgeable and made the experience even more enjoyable. He provided us with information about the region and made sure we were safe and comfortable throughout the trip. The entire Amigo Treks and Expeditions team was friendly and accommodating, and they made sure that we had a fantastic experience.

Overall, the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with Amigo Treks and Expeditions was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I would highly recommend to anyone. The stunning scenery and incredible views of Mount Everest were unforgettable, and the entire trip was organized to perfection. I will cherish this experience for years to come, and I look forward to booking with Amigo Treks and Expeditions again in the future.

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This trip was incredible


We chose Nepal for our first trip in 2022, and a visit to the Everest Base Camp was a must for us.

Amigo Treks & Expedition was chosen because of its seriousness, flexibility, and care. It involves flying a helicopter above 5000 meters, which necessitates the use of a dependable operator. This trip was incredible! I would highly recommend this experience to anyone. The views are incredible, and the helicopter ride is enjoyable and safe.

We chose a tour that included Gokyo Lake, which was fantastic and well worth the extra money.
I can't recommend Nepal enough; the people are friendly, and a visit to the everest is a must. Niti and his team at Amigo Treks & Expedition are the best at this.

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Amazing experience, breathtaking views


I took a helicopter tour of Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. Amazing experience, breathtaking views; you won't be able to put your camera down. Our helicopter adventure took us from Kathmandu to Lukla (refueling), to Syangboche, to Kala Patthar (highest point, 17,500 feet), to the Everest View Hotel (breakfast), and back to Kathmandu. The views from Syangboche, Kala Patthar, and the Everest View Hotel are spectacular.
Niti's communication and professionalism put me at ease with this company.

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I had a fantastic experience


I travel from the US to India once or twice a year for work, and sometimes I will take a short vacation from India to an area I would not normally go to.  This past October I decided I would travel to Nepal for a few days of vacation after concluding my work in Bangalore.

I decided I wanted to see some of the Himalayas, including the Everest region if possible.  An internet search showed the possibility of an Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, which sounded perfect for a short 4-day trip to Nepal.

I contacted about 10 different trekking and touring companies, but Amigo Trekking was one of only about 3-4 places that responded back to my inquiry.  Right away, Niti Sharma was very helpful, explaining what the possibilities were for me and my time constraints. 

When I stated to her (and the others) that the original price was too high for me, she was the only one who came back with an alternative idea that also was actually better, as the weather in Lukla is unreliable and I would need to spend more time out there than I originally anticipated. 

She suggested that instead of me taking a helicopter from Kathmandu and back in one day that I fly to Lukla on a small plane, stay the night in Lukla, then return the next day to Kathmandu.  This gave me a much larger window to fly the helicopter on the Everest tour around any possible weather issues that might arise. 

And this alternative also met my price budget better at the same time, so I decided to go with it.  She was totally correct!  In the end, all aspects of the trip were great and I saw everything I wanted to see (and more - I loved the experience of flying in and out of Lukla on a plane), but I did need the extra day due to rapidly changing weather conditions in Lukla.

So in the end, I would highly recommend working with Niti at Amigo Trekking for a trip like this one.  She designed the perfect 2-day trip within my budget, all arrangements were correctly made, and I had a fantastic experience that I will never forget.  Thanks, Niti and Amigo

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unforgettable experience


We did Everest Base Camp helicopter tour on September 2017. It was very unforgettable experience and wonderful trip to the base camp at very short time. The pilots & other staff were friendly and the service was great. We recommend Amigo Treks & Expedition for Helicopter Tour.


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How high can we take the helicopter to fly around Mount Everest?

So, during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter ride, we will fly between 5,000 and 5,500 meters in altitude. Please keep in mind, however, that the helicopter's flying height will also be determined by engine capability.

How long will we be able to stay at Kala Patthar or Base Camp?

The helicopter engine will continue to run while you enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas, giving you 5 to 10 minutes.

TPlease keep in mind that staying at Kala Patthar for an extended period is dangerous due to the low oxygen level at such a high altitude, and there is a high risk of altitude sickness. To be safe, we will also bring an oxygen cylinder.

Is an oxygen cylinder available in the helicopter in case it is required?

Yes, an oxygen cylinder will be available in the helicopter in case of an emergency. However, an Everest base camp helicopter tour is a simple way to explore Everest and other Himalayan peaks, and you usually don't need to use oxygen.

Does the weather have an impact on the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

The weather in the region around Mount Everest can significantly affect the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, as it is known for its unpredictable and severe weather patterns. Although the helicopter tour usually operates during the months of September to November and March to May, which offer favorable weather conditions, flights can still be delayed or canceled due to adverse weather such as high winds, heavy snowfall, or low visibility.

Clear weather conditions are necessary for helicopter flights, as pilots require good visibility to navigate through the mountainous terrain safely. If weather conditions are poor, flights may need to be rescheduled or canceled to ensure the safety of passengers and crew.

It is essential to keep in mind that the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour can be affected by weather conditions, and flights may be subject to changes or cancellations based on the prevailing weather conditions. Therefore, it is crucial to plan accordingly and stay flexible to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

What is the minimum age for an Everest base camp helicopter tour in Nepal?

While there is no set age limit for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Nepal, it is crucial to assess the physical fitness and altitude tolerance of potential participants. This is particularly important when traveling to high-altitude destinations such as Everest Base Camp.

As the air at high altitudes is thin, individuals of any age may find it challenging to breathe and adjust correctly. Therefore, it is essential to consider the health of prospective participants before embarking on this tour. A pre-travel consultation with a doctor is recommended, especially for those with pre-existing medical conditions.

What is the cost of an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

The cost of an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour varies depending on several factors, such as the number of people, duration of the tour, and whether it is a shared or private charter.

For a shared helicopter ride, the cost can be around $1200 USD per person. This type of tour typically involves joining a group of other travelers, which can make it a more affordable option.

On the other hand, a private charter for an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour can cost upwards of $4000 USD per charter. This type of tour offers greater flexibility in terms of scheduling and allows for a more personalized experience.our, on the other hand, will cost between $1,200 and 4,000 USD per person.

How much money should I carry along with me to the trek?

Throughout the trek, the package includes lodging, meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), and tea/coffee. The extra cash will only be used to buy water, charge your electronic devices, and buy snacks or medicines; thus, an extra $200 should be enough. We recommend carrying cash rather than an ATM card.

Is it safe to take a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp?

Taking a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp can be a safe and enjoyable experience, provided that proper safety measures are followed.

The helicopters used for these tours are generally well-maintained and operated by experienced pilots with specialized training in high-altitude flying. Additionally, the tour operators typically follow strict safety protocols to ensure the safety of their passengers, such as regular equipment checks and emergency preparedness measures.

How long is an Everest Helicopter Tour?

The duration of an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour varies, but it usually lasts between 3-5 hours. This includes time spent flying to Everest Base Camp, exploring the area, and returning to Kathmandu.

What is the maximum altitude reached on the tour?

The maximum altitude reached on a Helicopter Tour to Everest varies, but the helicopter will typically fly above 5,000 meters (16,404 feet) above sea level. However, due to the risks associated with high altitude, the helicopter will not land at an altitude greater than 5,600 meters (18372 feet).

What is the best time of year to take an Everest Helicopter Tour?

The dry season lasts from October to May, is the best time to take an Everest Helicopter Flight. The skies are usually clear and the weather is mild during this time, making it easier to see the breathtaking views of the mountains. However, it is critical to consult with your tour operator about the best time to travel based on your specific itinerary.

Can I customize my Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Package?

Yes, you can customize your tour according to your preferences. Additional stops or experiences, such as a trek to a remote village or a visit to a Buddhist monastery, can be added.

How many people can fit in a helicopter for an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

In general, helicopters used for these tours can transport 1 to 5 passengers. If the number of passengers exceeds three, an additional shuttle is required to reach higher altitudes.

Is it necessary to have the prior trekking experience to take an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

No, prior trekking experience is not required to take an Everest Helicopter flight. The tour includes a flight to the Everest Base Camp region, with no trekking required. However, before embarking on the tour, make sure you are in good health and have acclimatized to the altitude.

What are some of the highlights of an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

Some of the highlights of an Everest experience Helicopter Tour include breathtaking views of the Himalayas, a glimpse of Mount Everest, landing at the base of the world's highest peak, and the chance to learn about the Sherpa people who live in this region.

Is it possible to trek to Everest Base Camp and return by helicopter?

Yes, you can trek to Everest Base Camp and return by helicopter. Many tour operators provide this option, which combines the trek and the helicopter tour for a more comprehensive view of the Everest region.

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