• Duration5 Hours
  • DestinationNepal
  • Group Size01-15
  • Age range5-80


The Kathmandu to Kala Patthar helicopter tour provides an awe-inspiring and serene experience, allowing you to marvel at the magnificent Himalayas. The Mahalangur Himalayan range, with its iconic peak, Mt. Everest, takes center stage during this tour, which includes a landing. Soaring above the clouds and being surrounded by the majestic splendor of the Himalayas is a definite highlight of the Everest Helicopter tour. This trip offers an incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Himalayan ranges. It is a perfect choice for those with limited time who are unable to embark on a lengthy and demanding trek in the foothills of the world's highest mountains. Adding to the experience, a delightful breakfast amidst the Himalayan beauty makes it a dream come true. Departing from Kathmandu, this remarkable helicopter flight covers a distance of 160 KM / 100 miles in just a few hours.

It is important to note that due to the potential risks associated with glacial movement, avalanches, and rockfalls, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight tour does not include a landing at the base camp. Additionally, the base camp itself does not offer a direct view of Mt. Everest, as it is obscured by the towering peaks of Lhotse and Nuptse. Therefore, the ideal and safest viewpoint to witness the breathtaking beauty of Mt. Everest is at the base of Kalapathar.

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Major Highlights of Everest Kalapatthar Heli Tour with Kalapathhar Landing

Venture Heli Ride to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathher

The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour presents an incredible opportunity for Himalayan exploration, catering to a wide range of travelers. This exhilarating 4-hour helicopter journey treats you to sweeping vistas of awe-inspiring landscapes, including a thrilling flyover of Lukla Airport. Throughout the flight, you'll soar above the majestic Sagarmatha National Park, renowned for its rich biodiversity, picturesque lakes, meandering rivers, charming Sherpa settlements, and captivating Khumbu icefalls. The pinnacle of the tour is reaching the renowned viewpoint of Kalapatthar, offering unparalleled panoramic (360) views.

Landing at Kalapatthar(5,555 m/18,225 ft)

Embark on a full-day Heli tour to the Everest Base Camp, commencing at Kathmandu's altitude of 1400 meters and culminating at the majestic Everest Base Camp (5364 meters) and Kalapatthar (5555 meters), situated in the southern region of Mt. Pumori. Kalapatthar stands as a remarkable and awe-inspiring landmark in the Khumbu region, offering unparalleled panoramic vistas of the Himalayas. This renowned vantage point holds special significance for providing an extraordinary view of the world's highest peak, the mighty Mt. Everest. Moreover, it holds the distinction of being the highest location equipped with a webcam, enabling the capture of Mount Everest's summit in all its glory.

Everest Breakfast- the world’s Highest altitude Hotel - Everest View Hotel (3,962 meters)

Indulge in an unforgettable experience with the Everest Base Camp Heli tour, which includes a delightful treat of having breakfast at the highest hotel in the world. After the exhilarating helicopter tour to the Base Camp and Kalapathar, you will be whisked away to the renowned Everest View Hotel. There, you will be warmly welcomed by the friendly and hospitable Sherpas of the Khumbu region, who will serve you a delectable hot breakfast. While savoring your meal, prepare to be mesmerized by the breathtaking vistas of the towering snow-capped mountains unfolding before your eyes, creating an awe-inspiring backdrop for your breakfast experience.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing from Kathmandu

The recommended time for embarking on the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is during the months of March, April, May, September, October, and November. Throughout these months, we conduct this tour daily, and you can easily find the available dates on our website. If you are considering traveling during a different season, kindly reach out to us, and we will provide you with pre-fixed departure dates tailored to your preferred time of travel.

Major Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour With Kalapatthar landing

  • Spectacular views of the Himalayas of the Everest regions such as Pumori, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Tawache, Lobuche, Lhotse, Mt. Everest, and many more giant mountains. 
  • Amazing landscape of the Khumbu region and sherpa
  • Bird's Eye views of lakes, rivers, glaciers, snow-capped hills, and icefalls.
  • Experience one of the best aerial tours in the world.
  • Flying over the most famous and renowned national park listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site- Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Helicopters stop at the world’s highest viewpoint, Kalapatthar.
  • 100 % Full Refund Guaranteed if no flight is made due to bad weather
  • Breakfast at the world’s Highest Hotel: Everest View Hotel 
  • Daily Departure with Private and Sharing options, booking calendar

We provide a range of exciting helicopter tour packages, including but not limited to a Langtang Helicopter Tour, Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour, Annapurna Helicopter Tour, and several others. So, if you are interested in exploring the Himalayas from the sky, feel free to check out our website for more information on our various packages.

We Offer the Following Helicopter Tour Services in Everest Region

1. Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
2. Lukla to Everest base camp & flight back to Kathmandu
3. Hotel Everest View to Everest base camp Heli back to Kathmandu
4. Namche Bazaar to Everest Base Camp Heli ride Back to Kathmandu
5. Customized itinerary is also available upon request.

Departure & Return Details for Everest Base Camp Heli Tour

Departure Point: We will pick you up from your hotel/residence inside Kathmandu Valley

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The driver for the Everest helicopter tour will pick you up from your accommodation in Kathmandu. Prior to departure, it is recommended to wear warm clothing, gloves, trousers, and sunglasses. It's important to bring a water bottle, passport, light snacks, dry foods, and any necessary medication in your handbag.  The airport is located 20 to 30 minutes away from the city center of Kathmandu.

Fire items are prohibited in Flight. 

7:00 AM: Check-in at the Kathmandu Airport Helipad(1,340 Meters)

At the airport, expect to undergo a check-up and wait in line. Our team will request passport copies and measure body weight, which is crucial for Everest Helicopter Tours.

After obtaining the boarding pass and passing through security check, you will enter the main waiting area and wait for a while until the flight is announced. Then, proceed to the heli pad where the captain will provide a safety briefing for the helicopter flight.

During the briefing, you will be taught how to handle the doors and enter and exit the helicopter. Always use the front part of the helicopter to enter and exit, but avoid going towards the tail of the chopper. When the helicopter lands at high altitudes, the captain does not turn off the engines, and the seat arrangement may change to ensure everyone has the best views. If you require oxygen, please ask the captain for emergency use.

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM: Fly from Kathmandu Airport Helipad to Lukla (Tenzing-Hillary Airport -2,860 meters): 45 Minutes Flight

On a clear day, you can witness breathtaking views of Mt. Manaslu in the far west, along with Mt. Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Dorje Lakpa. The hilly terrain is covered in thick forests of rhododendron and pine trees, as well as small farming villages that capture your attention. The rivers and beautiful landscapes are a photographer's paradise. As the helicopter flies towards the east for around 15 minutes, you will have stunning views of Mt. Gaurishankar and Melung-Tse peaks.

After crossing the Lamjura-La high ridge, located at 3,500 meters above sea level, you will catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest and Lhotse. As the helicopter gradually heads north, you will land at the unique Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla town, situated at an altitude of 2,800 meters. This airport is known for its mountainous airstrip used for both landing and take-off.

7:45 AM - 8: 00 AM - Landing at Lukla - fueling for 10 - 20 minutes

While the pilot and ground staff unload the fuel, you will have a brief time for refreshment to use the restroom and witness the smaller planes landing and taking off from Lukla Airport, will be impressive to catch in your cameras and take videos.

8:00 AM - 8:35 AM: Helicopter Flight towards Everest Region

If you are flying more than 3 persons or more than 250 kg we have to split the group from Pheriche (4,200 meters) and shuttle back and forth on the same helicopter.

Once taking off, follow the Dudh-Kosi River, which flows from the glaciers near Everest base camp, called Khumbu glacier. Along the flight views of villages with many lodges and tea houses where trekkers and climbers follow the route within rhododendron and pine-forested trails. After a short time views of Namche Bazaar, Khumjung and Phortse on the left side, from here onwards approaching facing view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam in front.

On the left side views Mt. Cho-Oyu, the 6th world's highest peak, as Heli flies above famous and the largest, as well the highest Monastery of Tengboche. The flight passes above Pangboche to reach Pheriche a moderate size settlement with many nice hotels and lodges at the height of 4, 200 meters.

The captain might land here to split the group of 2 people and 3 people dividing the weight of 250 kg or less. As the group can wait at Pheriche and enjoy taking photos and videos, the first group continues to Everest base camp by Helicopter. Whereas the same helicopter does the shuttle ferrying passengers back and forth.

8:35 AM - 9:00 AM: Helicopter will fly over the Everest Base camp and land at Kala Pathher (5,644 meters/18,519 feet)

The Helicopter entices towards Everest Base Camp with views of Cho-La pass on the left, Lobuche peak, and Lobuche small settlement with some lodges around. Views of the lofty peak of Mt. Pumori appear, and the flying over Khumbu glacier, and at Gorakshep. The helicopter makes a tour above the Everest base camp where Mountaineering Expedition set their tented camps.

During the high season of Expedition observe the climbers preparing their climbing and rest for acclimatization at the base camp, April and May are the busy time for expeditions. The Helicopter does not land at the Everest base camp due to the movement of the glaciers, avalanches, and rock falls. From the Base Camp, the View of Mt. Everest is blocked by other towering peaks of Lhotse and Nuptse. The best, safest and right viewpoint is at the base of Kalapathar.

Once the helicopter stops on the ground at the base of Kalapathar please walk in the front of a chopper and enjoy taking photos and videos. A mesmerizing view of a lifetime experience can ask the captain to take photos. Enjoy the moment for about 10-15 minutes, then board the helicopter flying back to Pheriche to join with other co-passengers.

9:00 AM - 10: 20 AM: Flight to Syangboche hill view-point - Mt. Everest View Hotel (3,962 meters) with options for Breakfast and refreshments.

On completing the Helicopter shuttles, the flight continues heading towards Hotel Everest View and hour to relax and enjoy Breakfast or other warm refreshments. In Everest View Hotel, you will be served a hot and delicious breakfast with a great hour and hospitality from the Sherpa of the Khumbu region. While having breakfast, you will be amazed by the majestic views of giant snow-capped mountains just before your breakfast. This is one of the highest deluxe and luxury hotels probably in the world, established 50 years ago by a Japanese who loved this spot with a grand view of Mt Everest. Most trekkers and Helicopter passengers enjoy breakfast on the terrace facing a marvelous view of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Tawache and Thamserku.

10:20 AM - 11:30 AM: Fly to Kathmandu via Lukla:

After an hour of free leisure and relaxing stop at Everest View Hotel, then fly back to Lukla for refuel and continue to fly back to Katmandu.

11:40 AM: A representative from Relax Getaways will pick you up from the airport as soon as you arrive and take you to your destination.

We will request the feed-backs after a wonderful experience on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

Package Option

  • Heli Tour Only
  • Duration: 5 Hours
  • US$899

What's included

  • Airport drops and picks up by a private vehicle.
  • Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar and return.
  • 10 minutes stop at Kalapattar for sightseeing.
  • Breakfast at Everest View Hotel
  • Everest National park fees must be in Cash - pay locally in the Mountain
  • Personal Expenses
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Permit & Breakfast
  • Duration: 5 Hours
  • US$999

What's included

  • Airport drops and picks up by a private vehicle.
  • Breakfast at Everest View Hotel
  • Everest National park fees
  • Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar and return.
  • 10 minutes stop at Kalapattar for sightseeing.
  • Personal Expenses
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Good to Know

1. Payment Method and Booking Confirmations

Once the reservation and travelling dates are confirmed you need to make advance payment which can be paid online by using your card. Please follow the direct payment link for more details about the booking procedure and calendar.

2. Weight Limits On The Flights for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing from Kathmandu

The helicopter can accommodate a maximum of 5 pax excluding pilots. On a group-sharing basis, the helicopter will depart the minimum requirement of 3 Pax. On a charter, basis a helicopter can accommodate up to 5 Pax. Children above 3 years old can be eligible for a helicopter tour.

3. Age Limit for A Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing from Kathmandu

There is no age barrier to experiencing this trip. But in the case of a child, children above 3 years old can be eligible for a helicopter tour. All age groups can experience a helicopter tour.

4. Charge For Kids

kids are also required to make the same rate as adults to experience this tour. Children above 3 years old can be eligible for a helicopter tour

5. Weather Conditions for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing from Kathmandu

Mountain weather is often unpredictable. It highly depends upon the morning temperature and wind on the very same day. We would suggest you make your travelling dates flexible between 3 to 4 days in order to avoid bad weather. If the flight is affected due to the weather you can try the next day.

6. Best Time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing from Kathmandu

March / April / May / September/ October /November / are the peak season for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. In those months we announce an everyday fixed departure on our website. If you are willing to travel for the next season please kindly contact us for pre-fixed departure dates.

7. Clothes for Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing from Kathmandu

Clothing should be comfortable and casual. Dark shirts or tops are recommended for photo taking. Bright-colored clothing may put a reflective glare on the helicopter Plexiglas windows which may refract in your photos. Dark clothing helps to eliminate the reflection.

8. Health and Medical condition during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing from Kathmandu

Although most of our guests enjoy our flights with no discomfort at all, some guests are prone to motion sickness. If this applies to you, we would recommend taking Dramamine or a similar product. As with all medicines, consult with your doctor before use. All of our flights are sightseeing tours and our pilots take pride in providing the smoothest, safest, and most enjoyable tours available. Helicopters have “Sickness Bags” on board if needed.

10. Guarantee To See Everything as per the itinerary - Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing from Kathmandu

The tour description is based on what sites have been most requested in the area to be toured. Every attempt will be made by our pilots to cover each site described or requested by you, weather permitting. Pilots will adjust their flight paths for wind and weather. We have many alternate sites to recommend. You will have the very best helicopter tour of Nepal. Again, your safety and comfort are our primary concerns.

11. Breakfast During the Everest Helicopter Tour

On completing the flight to Kalapathher, the flight continues heading towards Hotel Everest View for an hour to relax and enjoy Breakfast. Famous and popularly called Everest for Breakfast. Enjoy the lifetime experience of having breakfast in the shade of the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam and Mt. Everest. The Hotel has facilities for free WiFi at present. This is one of the highest deluxe and luxury hotel probably in the world, established 50 years ago by a Japanese who loved this spot with a grand view of Mt Everest. Most trekkers and Helicopter passengers enjoy breakfast on the terrace facing marvelous views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Tawache and Thamserku.

The Everest Helicopter breakfast will be hygienic as the cook and kitchen are well versed in hygiene and ecotourism in lodges we have cooked to supervise and maintain the food quality as well.

12. Oxygen cylinder during Everest Helicopter Tour

Yes, light and portable oxygen cylinders are available in case of emergency.

13. Weather During Everest Helicopter Tour

The weather depends upon the season around Everest or other higher Himalayan belts, where Everest Base Camp can be visited all time of the year, however, the monsoon months of July to mid-September will be wet but much greener with heavy moisture. The best time will be from September to May, from March to June when wildflowers are in full bloom around 2,000 m to 3,000 m high and the tree lines and vegetation decline for rough arctic terrain, the temperature will be 15 to 20 degree Celsius during the day with sunlight, morning and evening can be much cooler with a minimum of -5 to +05 degree Celsius not counting the wind chill factors. As the flight takes you to land at above 4,000 m temperature drops in the shade as well in the morning and evening time, a day will be clear with strong sunlight and UV (due to drop in oxygen and air pressure at high elevation), where you need a strong sunscreen to avoid sunburn in direct sunlight.
Mid-September to December will be the clearest weather but with short days minimum of -05 to -10 degree Celsius in the morning and night time with a maximum of 15-20 degrees during the day in full sunlight, also depending upon the altitude and areas of a visit. December to March will be the coldest months with chances of snows with a minimum of -10 to -15 degree Celsius and with a maximum of 15-18 degrees Celsius without a wind chill factor, however, most of the daytime will be clear with a fine blue sky.

14. Grade and Highest Altitude for Everest Helicopter Tour

Easy, Leisure and luxury with a touch of the high altitude of Kalapatthar(5,555 m/18,225 ft) Feet. Land and make photos and videos

15. Pickup and Drop off for the Everest Helicopter Tour

A private vehicle will pick you and drop you off inside Kathmandu Valley.

16. Helicopter Models and Companies for Everest Helicopter Tour

A B3 double-engine powerful helicopter operated by Relax Getaways is always used for the Everest Helicopter tour. This Airbus Euro-copter 350 B3 model helicopter had a test flight and landed on the top of Mount Everest. Commercial flight land at the Kalapathar viewpoint of Everest base camp not at the summit of Mount Everest, after acquiring special permission; it also depends on the weather and as well best-stopping areas, where sometimes could be hard for landing while windy and cloudy might bother the landing area. But we will try our best to fulfill your promise and dreams from our side.

We use the following Helicopter Company for the Everest Landing Helicopter Tour
1. Altitude Air
2. Air Dynasty
3. Kailash Helicopter
4. Simrik Air
5. Prabhu Helicopter

17. Sharing Vs Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Most people enjoy a private charter Everest base camp helicopter flight tour of a minimum of 2 pax and enjoy the views in the comfort of spacious seats. On sharing basis although the cost comes lower as you fly on a Helicopter flight to Everest base camp. Sometimes to get the best views one must exchange seats. 
On a private Everest Helicopter flight tour one makes the decision about where and when to stop to take the photos. When a helicopter is lighter with a low load capacity it can fly much higher with fewer passengers. Must be aware of the reason for joining with other people or having pleasure with fewer passengers to share the helicopter tour to Everest base camp.

18. Cost of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

A helicopter tour to Everest base camp with a landing flight package cost USD 899-999 per person including a fuel surcharge with group sharing with a maximum of 5 pax. Best and most reasonable price, call us at (+977) 985 100 5129 (24/7 on What's App) and USA at +1 916 794 8443.
We strictly follow safety rules, high altitude air pressure is low, above 4200 meters (13, 800 ft) allowing 250 kg (551 pounds) at a time in one shuttle or 2- 3 people at a time, at the of cost USD 4200, for 5 people, a second shuttle will be required to split the weight allowance and capacity.

19. Safety Notes for Everest Base camp Helicopter Tour

The top priority on the Everest Base Helicopter tour is precautionary measures for a safe and enjoyable flight. Having the best expert pilots, with great experience around the mountainous region and at Everest base camp. Besides, professional pilots, the helicopter are of the latest models, tested several times before operating commercial flights. 
The load limit and capacity are strictly taken care of and supervised before taking off from respective Helipads. In case of emergency, the pilot will make its best effort to reach safe and sound areas. In case of maximum occupied seats of more than 4-5 people, the pilot will decide to drop off the passengers. At certain heights and safe places, and doing shuttle back and forth for a safe and enjoyable flight for all.  

⇒ Wear seat-belt during flight
⇒ Never leave the assigned seats during board. Sometimes the pilot needs to re-position the helicopter even after touching down the helipad.
⇒ Do not throw any objects from the helicopter during the flight.
⇒ Never smoke unless the Captain indicates that it is safer to do.
⇒ Do not change or stand from your allocated seat.

Let the pilot see you! Always enter and exit the helicopter from the side or front. Thank you for your co-operation.

Additional Information

⇒ Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
⇒ We recommend you bring warm clothing during winter
⇒ Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start date of the experience.

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