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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Overview of Everest Helicopter Tour

The Everest region is touted by many as one of the best places to trek, travel, and explore. There are countless reasons as to why it is so desired by travelers. For starters, the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest lies here, and second, the amazing flora and fauna that are found here are not found anywhere else. Due to this, the Everest region witnesses huge traffic annually. Everest base camp helicopter tour gives you a great experience if you have a very short time and can’t make it by trekking.

A typical trek in the Everest region can take somewhere between a week or two but we know, some are bounded by the constraints of time. Don’t fret as we bring to you the Everest base camp helicopter tour. Lasting only a day, this helicopter tour is bound to provide you a condensed experience of the jewels of the Everest region within a limited period.


The Everest base camp helicopter tour starts from Kathmandu and proceeds through the blue skies of eastern Nepal which are decorated by the mountains namely Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse. The journey gives you an aerial view of the green terrain below that later transcends into desolate and barren ones. Colossal mountains, culture, and good food are what this Everest base camp helicopter tour is all about.

Highlights of Everest Helicopter tour

Witnessing the enigmatic views of mountains that form the Everest region like Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam

Observing the ancient Sherpa lifestyle along with the Buddhism infused culture

Witnessing the enigmatic views of mountains that form the Everest region like Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam

Observing the ancient Sherpa lifestyle along with the Buddhism infused culture

Surreal flight above the magnificent Khumbu glacier and the Khumbu icefall

Having delightful lunch at the highest hotel in the world, Everest view hotel

Exploring the blue horizon and other mountains that make up the Everest region

Factual Statements regarding the trip

Terrain type: Hills and mountains

Location: Kathmandu, Solukhumbu, Sankhuwasabha

Difficulty level: easy

 time needed: 1 day

Max Altitude: 5545 meters

Religions: Hinduism and Buddhism   

Local residents: Sherpa, Chhetri, Tamang

Transportation: helicopter

Food and Accommodation

This is a one-day Everest Base Camp helicopter tour so you will not have to worry about residing in the Everest region. You will reside in Kathmandu which is well-equipped with hotels and lodges. Before starting the tour, you can have breakfast at Kathmandu and then leave for the flight or you can choose to have lunch at the Everest View Hotel.


Day 1: Helicopter tour to the Everest Base Camp

The Everest base camp helicopter tour is divided into different phases. The first phase includes arriving at the airport at around 6 to 7 in the morning. Depending upon the weather conditions and visibility, it can be a bit earlier or late. Once you get the legal formalities sorted, you will be taken to the helicopter. The helicopter is spacious, safe, and comfortable.

The pilot and co-pilot will inform you about the mandatory protocol so be sure to listen carefully. When the signal hits green, we find ourselves soaring through the sky flying above Nagarkot and Jiri forests to arrive at Lukla, otherwise known as the “Gateway of the Everest region”. This takes around 45 minutes for this Everest helicopter tour.

After the helicopter is refueled in Lukla, the second phase of the journey takes you across the bustling Buddhist settlement of Namche Bazar and then to the highly religious Tengboche monastery. This monastery is greatly revered amongst the Buddhist people in these parts. As you move ahead, we begin to observe the glorious Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks like Ama Dablam and Nuptse. We fly through the Everest Base Camp and arrive at the vantage point of Kalapatthar during this Everest helicopter tour.

From here, one can observe and comprehend the true magnitude of the Everest region. After clicking some photos and relaxing, we head to Phase 3. All that sightseeing is bound to make anyone hungry. The Everest helicopter tour flight shall lead you to the Everest View Hotel in Namche Bazar. Enjoy typical Sherpa cuisine and finally, head back to Kathmandu to end this magical journey.

Note: If you Have time to explore the real Nepal, we suggest you take part in the Everest Base Camp trekking program which is Nepal’s one of the best treks. Next, a popular destination is ABC ( Annapurna Base Camp) Trekking.