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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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Price starting from $1,599
US $ 1,375 per person
No of people Price per person
1 days
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Group size
5 Maximum One Helicopter
All ground transportation and flight as per itinerary.
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Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March, April, May, Jun
Breakfast at Everest View Hotel, Syangboche.
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    • Enjoy the unobstructed view of the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest. 
    • Sip on local tea and enjoy some light snacks at Everest View Hotel. 
    • Get a glimpse of the daily life of Sherpas.
    • Enjoy the serene and grand Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the national park is located at the highest elevation in the world
    • Experience the thrill of flying above the clouds and looking down at the snow-covered platforms.
    • View countless peaks like Ama Dablam (6,812 meters (22,349 feet)., Thamserku (6,608 meters (21,680 feet)., Cho Oyu (8,188 meters (26,864 feet), Lhotse (8,516 meters (27,940 feet), and the beautiful Khumbu Glacier.

If you have ever thought about soaring above the clouds to touch the sky, then Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is what you pictured. After all, it is not every day that you get the chance to gaze at the spectacular Mt. Everest (8848m) in all its glory, that too in just one day. 

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the finest and most rewarding heli tour or Helicopter Tours in Nepal. Unlike other helicopter tours in Nepal like Annapurna Heli Tour and Langtang Heli Tour, this heli tour takes you to the highest summit of the world. Do you believe it? 

The tour takes you to Kalapatthar at a height of 5400m, or Everest Base Camp (5364m) from where you can gaze at the uncovered mountain ranges that surround Mt. Everest, the top of the world. This tour is perfect for people who are a bit short on time, or who are not fond of trekking. 

Available throughout the year, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour only takes about four hours for the trip. The comfort grade ranges from easy to leisure to even luxury. Since you will not have to walk on foot, the trail condition doesn’t matter, but you do need to stay aware of the change in weather.

If you have thought of any other trekking trips in the Everest region, then, click the link: Trip to Everest Base Camp, All You Require to Know for the most updated details and reliable information. 

You will also have a golden opportunity of your life to step at Everest Base Camp or Kalapatthar and explore the exhilarating surroundings. This will be a history for your life and probably the biggest achievement you have ever earned. 

Detail About Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour 
The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu offers a breathtaking aerial adventure that takes you from your hotel to the airport and then to Lukla Airport for refuelling. As you soar through the sky, you'll witness some of the most spectacular views and experience varying elevations.

Departing from your hotel in Kathmandu, you'll be greeted by panoramic vistas of the city before the helicopter takes you higher, revealing the stunning landscapes of the Kathmandu Valley. As you leave the valley behind, you'll be surrounded by majestic mountain ranges, including the Langtang, Ganesh, and Jugal Himalayas.

As you approach Lukla airport, situated at an elevation of 9,383 feet (2,845 meters), you'll witness the rugged terrain of the Solu-Khumbu region. The helicopter will touch down at Lukla airport, where you can take a short break and enjoy the picturesque surroundings.

From Lukla, your journey continues towards the Everest Base Camp region. As you ascend, you'll marvel at the awe-inspiring peaks, including Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse. The helicopter will then fly over the legendary Khumbu Glacier, revealing its sprawling icy expanse.

 As you approach Everest Base Camp, located at an elevation of 17,598 feet (5,364 meters), you'll be spellbound by the sight of Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, standing tall at 29,029 feet (8,848 meters). The helicopter will circle, allowing you to fully absorb the magnificence of the Everest region.

Throughout the tour, you'll be immersed in the natural beauty of the Himalayas, with their rugged valleys, sparkling rivers, and pristine glaciers. The highlights include breathtaking mountain views, the iconic Khumbu Glacier, and the opportunity to witness Mount Everest up close.

On the way back from Everest Base Camp or Kalapatthar, you will stop at Syangboche where Everest View Hotel is located. Here, again, you will be astonished at witnessing the entire mountain panorama that accompanies Mt. Everest. You will also enjoy some light snacks at this stop. Actually, the Hotel Everest View is a hotel located at the highest elevation in the world. 

Next, the helicopter flies towards Lukla via Namche Bazaar and stops at Lukla airport for refuelling before flying to Kathmandu. You will again have another opportunity to have a second glimpse of Lukla town and Lukla airport. 

The helicopter after refuelling at Lukla airport, ultimately, flies back to Kathmandu airport and you will immediately be transferred to the hotel where you stay and you can enjoy your time in whatever way you like. 

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience, allowing you to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas and the iconic Mount Everest, all in a single exhilarating journey.

If you are thinking of trekking to EBC and flying back by helicopter either to Lukla or directly to Kathmandu, you can go with our trekking packages to EBC: Everest Base Camp Trek with heli fly out 10 days and Ebc trek with helicopter 13 days. 

Permits Required 

Everest Base Camp, located in the majestic Himalayas of Nepal, is a dream adventure for many outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. However, before embarking on this awe-inspiring journey, it is essential to obtain the necessary permits to ensure a smooth and legal trekking experience. Two permits are required for the Everest Base Camp trekking: the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card, the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, and the Khumbu Area Entry Permit.

The TIMS card is an important document that tracks trekkers' information for their safety and security. It is issued by the Nepal Tourism Board and is mandatory for all trekkers. The TIMS card helps to keep a record of trekkers' itineraries and ensures that necessary rescue and medical services can be provided in case of emergencies. It also helps to monitor the flow of tourists and collect data on trekking activities in the region. TIMS Card Costs $20 per person. You can collect it through the trekking/travel company you are using for your Everest Base Camp Trekking. 

The Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit is required to enter the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses the Everest region. The permit aims to conserve the natural and cultural heritage of the area and funds various conservation and development projects. It is issued by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation and allows trekkers to explore the stunning landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and the unique Sherpa culture of the region. It costs $30 per person.

The Khumbu Area Entry Permit is another crucial permit required for the Everest Base Camp trek. It is issued by the local government of the Khumbu region and serves to manage and regulate trekking activities in the area. The permit fees contribute to local development projects, infrastructure improvements, and environmental conservation efforts. It has been in the implementation for the last 5 years. It costs $20 per person. 

To obtain these permits, trekkers can either apply individually or through a registered trekking agency in Nepal. The permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or in Lukla, the starting point of the trek. It is important to carry these permits throughout the trek and present them at various checkpoints along the route.

In conclusion, trekking to Everest Base Camp requires three permits: the TIMS card, the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, and the Khumbu Area Entry Permit. These permits not only ensure a legal and organized trekking experience but also contribute to the preservation and sustainable development of the Everest region. Obtaining these permits allows trekkers to immerse themselves in the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas and experience the rich culture and hospitality of the Sherpa people. Please, do not board on the trek until you collect these three different permits. If any inconveniences occur, please feel free to contact us. 

Landing at Kalapatthar or Everest Base Camp?

Actually, this helicopter tour is as popular as the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour but sometimes it should be named as Kalapatthar Helicopter Tour because, mostly, people love landing at Kalapatthar to Everest Base Camp since Kalapatthar offers more marvelous views of mountain summits including Mt. Everest. Also, it is believed that stopping/ landing at Kalapatthar is better than landing at Everest Base Camp. 

Also, the landing is determined by the weather conditions. The weather condition in the Everest region keeps changing every 20 minutes. So, it is not right to assure the trekkers to land at a particular destination like Kalapatthar or Everest Base Camp. It is their own choice or the weather conditions determine the landing. 

Another issue landing at Everest Base Camp is the fragile setting of the land. The helipad at Everest Base Camp is fed by Khumbu Glacier and  it may get collapsed while landing several helicopters and flight. So, it is not recommended to land at Everest Base Camp. Let's go to land at Kalapatthar and enjot the tour blissfully and safely. 

How long will be the landing?
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing will long for a maximum of 30 minutes. Actually, spending a longer time at higher elevations like Everest Base Camp or Kalapatthar which are both above 5000m is not good for our body. Our body is not properly acclimatized as we are in Everest Base Camp Trek. We directly fly to Lukla and then to Everest Base Camp or Kalapatthar. So, it will be risky to stay longer than half an hour while landing at Kalapatthar or Everest Base Camp. This stop will be provided for walking around  Kalapatthar, exploring the surroundings and taking pictures and memories with your inward eyes. 

Weight Limit in Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour 
The weight limit for helicopters operating shuttle flights from Lukla to Everest Base Camp varies depending on the specific helicopter model and the operating company. However, as a general guideline, the weight limit for passengers and baggage typically ranges from 400 to 500 kilograms (880 to 1,100 pounds).
Due to the high altitude and challenging terrain of the Everest region, helicopters need to operate within specific weight restrictions to ensure safe takeoff, landing, and manoeuvrability. These weight limits take into account factors such as the helicopter's fuel consumption, the number of passengers on board, and the amount of cargo or baggage being transported.

Passengers should be mindful of these weight limitations and pack accordingly, considering essential gear and clothing for their Everest Base Camp trek. It is crucial to communicate your approximate weight and baggage requirements to the helicopter company in advance, as they will assess the feasibility of accommodating you on the shuttle flight. Ultimately, adhering to the weight limits ensures the safety and efficiency of the helicopter operations, allowing travellers to experience the breathtaking journey from Lukla to Everest Base Camp.

What will happen if we stop more than a maximum of half an hour at Kalapatthar or Everest Base Camp? What are the risks? 
If you stay longer than a maximum of half an hour at Kalapatthar or Everest Base Camp, you may have acute mountain sickness. This may happen because you go there at above 5000m high without proper acclimatization like in other trekking trips in the Everest region. Whenever we go to higher elevations by flight or by helicopter, we have to be very cautious about acute mountain sickness. You will be in trouble if you have acute mountain sickness and eventually, your entire Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour will be unpleasant. So, please do not try to linger while landing at Kalapatthar or Everest Base Camp. Be quick and follow the instructions properly. 

Risks During the Landing 
You may feel suffocated to some extent while landing at Kalapatthar or Everest Base Camp because of insufficiency of oxygen for breathing as the oxygen gets thinner as the elevation increases. Secondly, you may be chilled with cold accompanied by a blow of wind. Thirdly, acute mountain sickness may occur in your body. Fourthly, you may injure your legs while walking around Everest Base Camp or Kalapatthar. So, be very careful about these possible risks and try to avoid them tactfully to make your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour exhilarating and safe. 

Cautions while landing at Kalapatthar or Everest Base Camp 
  • Don’t jump from a helicopter haphazardly
  • Take care of your all belongings
  • Don’t walk randomly; you may break your ankle
  • Wear warm clothes to keep your body lively
  • Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes
  • Don’t sit longer than half an hour at Kalapathar may get high altitude sickness
  • Follow the instructions of the Pilot/guide or leader   
Return Flight from Kalapatthar or Kalapatthar to Syangboche/ Hotel Everest View 
you explore Everest Base Camp or Kalapatthar and the surroundings, you will take another short return flight back to Hotel Everest View (13,000 feet or 3,880m)  located just above Namche Bazaar ( 3400m). Before arriving/ landing at Hotel Everest View, we can celebrate magnificent freshwater lakes, majestic mountain views and the entire Sagarmatha National Park.  We land here at the hotel located at the highest elevation in the world and again enjoy a 360-degree view of Mt. Everest and other alluring mountain giants. We stop here for around 40 minutes. during this time, we have our light snacks and breakfast. Enjoying breakfast at Everest View Hotel will be a lifetime memory. 

Join us at Haven Holidays for the Everest Base Camp  Helicopter Tour and similar thrilling adventures. Your comfort and experience are our only concerns. Accompanied by our well-experienced staff and the spectacular beauty of Nepal, it will be an unforgettable experience. Join us today and make a memory that will last forever. Always remember us for Safe and Exciting Holidays. 

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Important Note

Best Season/Months to do the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour 
The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is available throughout the year so that you can enjoy its beauty during any season. However, there are fewer adverse weather and cancellations of flights during autumn, winter and spring. So, it is best to travel at the time between September, October, November, December, January, February, March  April and May. 

About the weather in Nepal. Please click the Link: Weather in Nepal

Some Information
You have to pay the entry fee of Sagarmatha National Park, which amounts to about 30 USD along with tax. No other permit is required. Frequent weather changes are common in higher altitudes, so there is a risk of cancellation of flights. In case your flight is cancelled your money is refunded but you have to share some funds for your airport transportation.

Trip Itinerary

06:00 AM: Transfer from hotel to Kathmandu Airport/ Helipad

06:15 AM: Check-in at Helicopter counter (please bring a passport copy)

06:30 AM: Flight to Lukla airport by Heli

07:30 AM: Defuel at Lukla

07:50 AM: Flight towards Khumbu and Everest Base camp 

08:25 AM: Overfly the Everest Base Camp & Land at Kalapatthar 5400m for photos and video

08:55 AM: Flight to Shyangbochen hill view-point - Mt. Everest View Hotel & have the optional breakfast.

09:35 AM: Ride back to Kathmandu/ may stop at Lukla for fuel

11:00 AM: Arrival Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel

The total time is about five hours, with a 5-minute landing at Kalapatthar for photos and videos and a 30-minute stop at Shyangboche for optional breakfast at Everest View Hotel. The tour route includes take off from Kathmandu to Lukla, where the helicopter will refuel once. From Lukla, you will overfly the Everest Base Camp and land at Kalapatthar, from where you can see the view of Mt. Everest up close. Finally, you will return to Kathmandu. 

Note: Weather conditions in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, so be prepared for possible delays or changes to your itinerary time. Stay flexible and trust your pilot's judgment regarding safety.

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What's Includes

    • All land and air transportation
    • Helicopter flight from Kathmandu-Lukla- Kalapatthar/Everest Base Camp- Kathmandu

What's Excludes

    • Personal clothing and equipment
    • Drinks and meals

Trip Info

A helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp is an incredible adventure and exciting helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu, offering breathtaking views of the worlds highest peaks including Mt. Everest (8848.86) without the need for extensive duration. You can witness the most  majestic views of Pumori, Nupse, Loa Tse, Makalu, Amadablam, Thamserkhu and the most stunning Everest. 

Take off

 The helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu Take off begins from the Kathmandu airport after you are dropped off from the hotel you stay. Actually, the driver will go to receive you at the hotel you stay and transfer to the Kathmandu airport, domestic terminal for your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight. After you go the Kathmandu airport, the flight will take off in few minutes. 


Typically, the duration of a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp ranges from 4 to 5 hours, depending on various factors such as weather conditions and the specific itinerary.  Generally speaking , the duration of Everest Helicopter is 3-4 hours including the time of landing at Kalapatthar(5545m), half an hour time for capturing marvelous views of Mt. Everest and other mountain summits, landing and having breakfast or some light snacks at Everest View Hotel (3880m), take off time from Kathmandu and landing and refueling at Lukla (2900m). Among these various breaks during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu, you will absolutely celebrate two moments: Landing at Kalapatthar and capturing the most stunning views of Mt. Everest and Kahumbu Glacier and enjoy having snacks at Everest View Hotel which is the hotel located at the highest elevation of the world. 

Direction and Location 

Initially, the helicopter will head towards the north of Kathmandu Valley which is Langtang mountain range and within few minutes, the helicopter switches its flight towards Everest region passing through Dolakah and Ramechhap districts and land at Lukla for refueling and may be for shuttle flights if the weight limits exceeds than 450kg and you may have to wait there for 15-20 minutes for refueling and then another hour for the shuttle flight. Actually, refueling is compulsory and you are going to halt there for 15-20 minutes at Lukla airport and the shuttle flight is not mandatory if you are 3 or less than that. 

Lukla is the first direction and location we land at and spend 15-20 minutes there and if you have 5 people in the helicopter, you may have to wait another hour there at Lukla for the shuttle flight. 

Then, you will head towards Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar through Sagarmatha Natonal Park flying over Nmache and Lobuche. The helicopter, finally, lands at Kalapatthar where there is a helipad. You will enjoy the marvelous views directly facing towards Mt. Everest and Khumbu Glacier. 

After you spend around 30 minutes there at Kalapattahr, you will fly towards south to land at Syangboche airport or Lukla airport to have some light snacks and refueling and ultimately you will fly towards southwest from Lukla and land at Kathmandu airport and transferred to Hotel. 

What to do during the halts? 

You will have 2-3 halts in your during your Everest Base Camp Helicppter Tour with landing from Kathmandu. These halts are: at Lukla for refueling (twice) and shuttle flight, Syangboche/Everest View Hotel for the snacks. During these halts, you can explore the Lukla city and the Lukla airport spending 20-30 minutes before you fly to Everest Base Camp/Kalapatthar. If you need to wait for the shuttle flight from Lukla to Everest Base Camp/Kalapatthar, you can take more time like about an hour to explore Lukla city and Lukla airport with some favorite items of food and spend some time getting some souvenirs. Mostly, people do get the souvenirs, walk through the Lukl city and Lukla Airport and have tea, coffee, light snacks or breakfast. Make beautiful photographs and enjoy talking to local people at Lukla. 

When you have chance to land at Everest View Hotel, you will definitely have breakfast or light snacks with beautiful coffee/tea facing to Everest. Actually, you are going to have very exciting halt at the hotel located at the highest elevation of the world which was begun by a Japanese man. Enjoy your favorite snack type from the menu of Everest View Hotel and create history in your life. 

Aerial Views

Enjoy stunning aerial views of the Himalayas, including Langtang Mountain range, Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Thamserkhu, Ama Dablam, local towns like Ramechhap, Dolakha, Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Lobuche, Periche, Dingboche, Gorekhshep, Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the national park located at the highest elevation of the world and more. Actually, the combination of clouds, blue sky and the mountain views will be mesmerizing to see during the flight. 

Landing at Everest Base Camp/Kalapathar

Experience the thrill of landing at  Kalapathar (5545m) not at Everest Base Camp 5364m) because helicopters for Ebc tour cannot land at Everest Base Camp as it is not allowed. Only the helicopters that are going and doing Everest Expeditions are allowed to land at Everest Base Camp. Actually, Everest Base Camp is very fragile to land too many helicopters as the base of the Everest Base Camp is formed by Khumbu Glacier which may not be able to hold numerous helicopter flights. But, Landing at Kalapatthar is far better than landing at Everest Base Camp. It is because Kalapatthar is better viewpoint to see Everest and other mountain summits including Khumbu glacier. Therefore, you are landing at Kalapatthar where we have a solid, compact and safe helipad. You will capture marvelous mountain summits from Kalapatthar. 

How long will be the landing? 

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing from Kathmandu will be for maximum 30 minutes. This timing is offered to you for the exploration and photos. You will come out of helicopter and walk down at the helipad of Kalapatthar. The weather will be very windy and chilling cold. However, you will relish this short walk to the top of the Kalapatthar or you can capture marvelous views from the helipad as well. In this 30 minutes time, you will be able to witness Mt. Everest and all surrounding mountain summits. Even, you can capture marvelous mountain views into your cameras as photos or videos. The photos or videos you capture from Kalapatthar will be iconic and legendary for lifetime. 

If we spend longer hours like 1-2 hours or more than 30 minutes, there will be high possibility of getting altitude sickness as we land at Kalapattahr 5545m directly from Kahtmandu 1300m. So, it is not good to spend longer hours there at Kalapattahr while landing for the altitude related issue. 

Everest Helicopter Tour

I recently had the pleasure of going on an Everest Helicopter tour organized by Haven Holidays, and it was truly an unforgettable experience. The tour started with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where we boarded the helicopter for the trip to Everest Base Camp. The views of the Himalayas from the helicopter were absolutely breathtaking, and the pilot was skilled and knowledgeable about the area. Upon arriving at Everest Base Camp, we had the opportunity to explore and take in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The guide provided by Haven Holidays was informative and helpful, ensuring that we had a safe and enjoyable experience. After spending some time at Base Camp, we took off in the helicopter for a thrilling flight over the Khumbu Glacier and the surrounding peaks, including a close-up view of Mt. Everest itself. The aerial perspective was simply stunning and provided a unique and unforgettable view of this incredible mountain range. Overall, I highly recommend Haven Holidays for anyone looking to experience the beauty and majesty of the Himalayas through an Everest Helicopter tour. The tour was well-organized, the guides and pilots were knowledgeable and friendly, and the experience was truly one-of-a-kind.

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David Man

Awesome Tour to Highest Mountain Base Camp

Wonderful!! Just Wonderful!! I had never had such experience of touring in my life as I experienced during Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Nepal. Thanks Haven Holidays Nepal and the team for offering this opportunity.

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Thapa Krishna

An Unforgettable Adventure: 13 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking with Helicopter through Haven Holidays

Embarking on the 13-day Everest Base Camp Trekking with Helicopter through Haven Holidays was an exhilarating and awe-inspiring adventure that surpassed all expectations. From the moment we arrived until the moment we bid farewell, every aspect of this journey was meticulously planned and flawlessly executed. Our experienced guide, Ganga, played a vital role in making this trek an unforgettable experience. Ganga's deep knowledge of the region, coupled with his warm and friendly demeanor, made us feel safe and well taken care of throughout the entire journey. He effortlessly balanced providing insightful information about the area's rich history and culture with ensuring our physical well-being and safety on the challenging trekking trails. The itinerary crafted by Haven Holidays was carefully designed to gradually acclimatize us to the altitude while providing ample time to appreciate the breathtaking beauty of the Khumbu region. The trail offered mesmerizing views of towering peaks, stunning glaciers, and picturesque villages, creating a surreal environment that felt straight out of a postcard. The highlight of the trek was undoubtedly the helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp. The awe-inspiring aerial views of the Himalayas and the iconic Mount Everest were nothing short of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As we stood at the base camp, surrounded by majestic peaks, we couldn't help but feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. Throughout the trek, the accommodations provided by Haven Holidays were comfortable and well-maintained, offering a much-needed respite after long days of hiking. The lodges and tea houses along the way provided hearty meals and warm hospitality, ensuring our energy levels remained high throughout the journey. The support staff, including porters and sherpas, were exceptional. They displayed unwavering dedication, assisting us with our luggage and providing encouragement during the more challenging sections of the trek. Their hard work and commitment were truly commendable. In terms of organization and logistics, Haven Holidays left no stone unturned. From permits and transportation arrangements to ensuring medical facilities were available when needed, they demonstrated a high level of professionalism, making the trekking experience hassle-free and enjoyable. If you're seeking an adventure that combines the thrill of trekking to Everest Base Camp with the luxury of a helicopter ride, I highly recommend Haven Holidays and their exceptional guide, Ganga. This 13-day journey will challenge and inspire you, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime. It's an experience that will forever hold a special place in your heart. In conclusion, I can confidently say that embarking on the Everest Base Camp Trekking with Helicopter through Haven Holidays, guided by Ganga, was an extraordinary experience. If you're a nature lover, adventure seeker, or simply someone looking to push their boundaries, this trek should be at the top of your bucket list.

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Tim Thomas
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Preparation For This Trip

Preparing for an Everest helicopter tour is an exciting trip that requires careful planning to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. You are not trekking to Everest Base Camp on this tour but being in good physical health is still important, as altitude can affect people differently. 
Pack Appropriately:
Pack essential equipment such as warm clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and sturdy footwear. Dress in layers to adjust to changing temperatures, as it can be cold at higher altitudes. Don't forget your camera with full charge to capture the stunning views!
Follow Safety Guidelines: Listen to the safety briefing provided by your tour operator and follow their instructions at all times. Respect any rules or guidelines they have in place to ensure everyone's safety.
Relax and enjoy the experience of seeing Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan peaks from a unique perspective with breathtaking views.
Everest helicopter tour, you'll be ready for an unforgettable adventure in one of the world's most awe-inspiring landscapes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Everest base Trek is considered moderately difficult due to the high altitude, steep ascents and descents and the potential for altitude-related challenges. The Everest Base Camp trek is very achievable for people who have proper preparation, and acclimatization. There are no technical elements to the journey. The key is not to rush, take your time and choose the right company.

Everest Base Camp trek, you can expect to walk approximately 4-6 hours each day, depending on factors such as your pace, and the conditions of the trail. Some days might involve shorter walks, while others could be longer, especially as you get closer to a higher altitude. Please keep your mind that these are approximate time frames and can vary based on individual fitness levels, weather conditions and the pace of the group you are trekking with them.

Yes, The Everest Base Camp Trekking trail does involve steep ascents and descents some part of the trail but it includes a mix of gradual sections as well.

Steep ascents: 

Particularly as you gain elevation, you will encounter steep uphill sections that require more effort and can be physically demanding. These ascents often involve switchbacks and rocky paths.

Find your walking rhythm with coordination breath and walk.

Steep descents:

You will also encounter steep downhill sections that can be challenging, especially for your knees and joints. Trekking poles can be beneficial for stability and support, especially during steep sections.

There are also some parts of the trail that have relatively gradual inclines and provide some respite for trekkers. These sections might pass through forests, meadows, and villages where the trail gently ascends and descends. The trail takes you through a variety of terrain, including rocky paths, several suspension bridges and stone steps. This diversity adds to the adventure of the trek.

One helicopter for Everest Base Camp costs around 4000 USD and normally 4-5 people share this cost. Until Lobuche, one helicopter can carry 4 people and until Everest View Hotel, one helicopter can carry 5 people and only two people can be landed at Kalapatthar. And, if the helicopter goes up to Kalapatthar with 3 people, the helicopter cannot land at Kalapatthar but only with two people.

All 5 people will fly to Hotel Everest View and land there. Two of them will fly to Everest Base Camp and land at Kalapatthar and fly back to Hotel Everest view and will do another shuttle flight for rest of the people. So, the total time they spend will be round 3-4 hours which costs between 3500-4000 USD. The helicopter ride to base camp Everest costs USD 700-800 per person. With this cost, they can have a marvelous time with Everest Helicopter Tour.

Yes, definitely you can go Everest Base Camp by helicopter. The helicopter will take you to Everest Base Camp on a private or sharing basis. If you want a private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, you can go on your own and you can enjoy the things as you like. But if you go with sharing helicopter tour, you can share the budget like only 700 USD. You can to Everest Base Camp with helicopter only with SD 700 per person on sharing helicopter. The flights are guaranteed and takes off everyday from Kathmandu.

Optionally, you can fly to Lukla or Namche and trek to Everest Base Camp as well and while returning from Everest Base Camp, if the cost is expensive for you, you can fly up to only Namche or Lukla.  

However, if you have some serious heart related problems, it is not recommended to do Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour due to high altitude which is above 5000m. 

Yes, there are several helicopter tours of Everest in Nepal. The different helicopter tours of Everest are: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, Everest Helicopter Private Tour, Everest Helicopter Sharing Tour, Everest Hotel View Helicopter Tour, Lukla Helicopter Flight and many other returning helicopter tours Everest. Mainly, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the most popular one. You can go to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar within 3 hours from Kathmandu to Kathmandu by helicopter. Maximum 5 people can share one helicopter to Everest Base Camp and back. 

Yes, you can fly a helicopter around Everest. Actually, to fly at the border of Tibet and on the Tibetan side is not allowed. But you can fly very near to, it means, just above Everest and other all majestic mountain peaks neighboring to it. During the time you fly around and above Everest, you will get marveled by the astounding views of Mt. Everest and other summits.

Helicopter flight around Mt. Everest will be a marvelous experience and exciting moments to celebrate. It will be very distinct from trekking/hiking to Everest Base Camp and Back. 

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from US$ 3,175
US$ 1,999

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Art representing various natural and cultutal heritages of Nepal