Mt. Everest Heli Tour

Mt. Everest is the best aerial tour in the world. This is a sky tour to Mt. Everest that takes you around the beautiful and exotic peaks with multiple options of enjoying the Heli tour to Everest. You can take a tour to Syangboche (HEV) to have breakfast simultaneously enjoying the mesmerizing view of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. You can also choose to stop by at Kala Patthar (5545 m.) to take some snaps or can also choose to do an Everest Overfly Heli Tour.


Closest view of the mountain peaks

Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, and many more.

Breakfast in the highest lodge in the world.

Helicopter sightseeing.


Fly from Kathmandu Airport to Syangboche for breakfast with an astonished Mountain view and fly to Kala Patthar take some snap after that land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Namche for refilling the fuel and fly back to Kathmandu.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Is Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour safe?

The flights take off only after a comprehensive inspection of weather and wind direction in the Everest region. After the experts have finally signaled that it is safe to fly, only then we execute the tour.

Safety is the primary concern. The aircraft go through repeated maintenance and checkups to eradicate all the possible consequences. They are flown by some of the best in class pilots who have been awarded numerous times.

Moreover, it is important to note that we will not stay at Kala Patthar for more than 10 minutes since it is located at a very high altitude. Since we will gain such heights (5,545m) in such a short time, staying for long may cause health hazards.

How long dose Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour take?

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour takes about 4 to 5 hours to complete. However, the helicopter will fly for approximately 2-3 hours altogether. There will be 15 to 30 minutes of layover in between.

Do we land at the Everest Base Camp?

Most of the time, we land Kala Patthar. It is better to land at Kala Patthar since it offers a better view as compared to the base camp itself.

What is the maximum height that we reach during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour?

Kala Patthar is the highest point during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour which lies at an altitude of 5,545m. It is located slightly higher than the Everest Base Camp which is why most prefer to land at Kala Patthar rather than the base camp.

Do we land at the Hotel Everest view and if yes, how long?

Yes, we will land at the Hotel Everest View at Syangboche for breakfast. We will be there for about 15-30 minutes and no longer.

How long dose it take to reach the Kala Patthar or Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu?

From the domestic airport at Kathmandu, it takes about one and a half hours to reach Kala Patthar or Everest Base Camp including stoppage times i.e. refueling at Lukla, shuttle at Pheriche (if applicable), and Hotel Everest View at Syanboche. Again, the total tour duration will be approximately 4 to 5 hours since it is a day tour.

What are the landing opportunists for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour?

The main landing destination for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Nepal is at Kala Patthar (5450m.) and landing at Everest Base Camp is optional. Apart from Kala Patthar, the helicopter will stop at Lukla, Pheriche (if applicable), and Hotel Everest View at Syanboche en-route.

Can kids and elderly take the Everest Base Camp tour?

Yes, kids and the elderly can enjoy the helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp as well.

Do I need to obtain a permit for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour?

Yes, you need a Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The permit charge is an extra USD30 which will be issued through the company.

What if someone suffers from AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) during the tour?

It is very not likely that you suffer from AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) also known as altitude sickness given the safety precautions which will be adopted as a top priority of the tour.

In case you suffer from altitude sickness, first-aid treatment will be given. If the condition worsens, you will be transferred to a lower altitude location or Kathmandu directly. From there, further treatment will be provided if necessary.

Does the Helicopter carry Oxygen tank for an emergency?

Yes, the helicopters always carry an oxygen tank for an emergency. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can occur unexpectedly. Therefore we are always equipped with safety measures including a first aid kit and an oxygen tank.

What is best time for the Everest Base Camp tour?

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing in Nepal can be done throughout the year since it only requires a few hours of the day. However, Spring and Autumn seasons are probably the best time for the helicopter tour since the sky is clean with minimal probability of rainfall.

Cost Includes:

  • Helicopter Tour
  • Breakfast
  • Conservation Fee

Cost Excludes:

  • Personal Nature expenses.

During the Flight

Keep your safety belt fastened during the flight.

Do not leave your seat on landing until the pilot indicates it is safe to do so. Frequently it is necessary for the pilot to re-position the helicopter after the initial touch-down.

Do not throw any object from the helicopter during the flight.

Do not smoke in the helicopter during the entire flight time.

Do not change from your allocated seat.

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Mt. Everest Heli Tour
From $ 1,250
/ Adult

Trip Facts

  • Ground/ Helicopter
  • 2 or above
  • 5545 m.
  • Jan to May & Sept. to Dec.
  • 3 Hrs.
  • Easy/ Medium