Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey and experience the majesty of Everest from above with Peregrine.

Duration Duration 5 Hour
Meals Meals
  • Not Included
Accommodation Accommodation
  • Not Included
Activites Activities
  • Helicopter Flight
Price Reduced US$ 2500 Price Starts From US$ 1250
Destination Destination
Difficulty Difficulty
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
5545 M. Kala Patthar
Activities Activity
Start and Point Start/End Point
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
1 - 8 People
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Helicopter
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
4-5 hour flight

Overview of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is also known as the Everest helicopter tour in Nepal. You can see Mt. Everest, which gives you a quick look at the Everest region and finally allows you to land at Everest Base Camp. This Helicopter tour of Everest is the best Aerial tour in the world.

Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour starts in Kathmandu, flying east from Kathmandu to Everest base camp towards the beautiful Sherpa village and gateway to Everest, Lukla. After fueling in Lukla, the flight starts flying towards Everest Base Camp / Kalapathar. The Everest base camp helicopter tour flight goes over the Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep, and Khumbu glaciers to reach the Base camp of Mount Everest.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Highlights

  • Scenic Flight from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Lukla – Everest Base Camp – Kala Patthar – Lukla flight
  • No problem with altitude sickness
  • Suitable for mature and younger guests alike
  • Thrilling helicopter tour to Everest Base camp.
  • Helicopter Land and stops for Breakfast at Everest View Hotel
  • Short Landing in Kala Patthar to see Everest and other high mountains and feel the altitude
  • Great views of famous peaks such as Ama Dablam, Lhotse, etc.
  • Stunning landscapes, Icefalls, and glaciers.
  • Beautiful villages and valleys.

Dream to Dare EBC Helicopter Tour

Every human being dreams of flying up in the sky to see the world through birds’ eyes. Imagine the dwarfed look of the mighty Himalayas, villages, cities, and geographical landscapes. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is designed to make your dream of flying above the mountains and savoring the visual delights of this magnificent Himalayan nation.

Everest Base Camp Trekking from the land from Lukla to Everest Base Camp can be daunting and challenging. The test of perseverance and endurance would be at the stake while on the helicopter ride to the Everest Base Camp. It would take you near this highest mountain on Earth in no time.

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour starts from the Tribhuvan Airport and takes you to the Khumbu region. Moreover, there are close views of the paddy fields, lush green forests, villages, rivers, and mountains. It looked dwarfed before your eyes and would be the most cherished moment.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour hovering over Gokyo Lake would enthrall the spiritual self with the look of Everest. The surroundings of the Himalayan range, just a touch away, could spark a tickling sensation in your skin. The luxury trip would give you a different perspective and viewpoints regarding the attractions of the Khumbu region.

Why with Peregrine??

Our company’s ever-ready guides have made this package the most popular among nature lovers. Come witness this unique opportunity to savor Nepal’s gigantic mountains, human settlements, and natural wonders from the sky. Furthermore, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour can be part of a sophisticated and highly experienced Peregrine team for this joyous ride to the Himalayas.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Detail Itinerary

  • Helicopter Flight

    5:30 am: Pick up at the hotel and transport to Tribhuvan International Airport

    Our representative will be at your doorstep at dawn to take you on a short trip to Tribhuvan International Airport!

    6 30 am: At the airport, check in for an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour and get ready to take off

    Your trusted guide will be on hand to ensure a smooth check-in experience. Don’t forget to bring your passport and tickets. After completing the necessary formalities, you will be ready to take off to Lukla.

    7 am: Lukla Flight

    As you take flight, be ready to be mesmerized by the breathtaking views of rolling hills and charming Dolakha village. Soon, you will be soaring over the Lamjura-La Pass, 3,550 meters above sea level. The Himalayan peaks will take your breath away. After 45 minutes of flying, you will arrive at Lukla, situated at an impressive 2,820 meters above sea level and famous for its tiny runway.

    In Lukla
    In Lukla

    8 to 8:15 am: Refueling

    On the runway, you will be greeted by the many guides and porters eagerly anticipating their clients. The aircraft will remain on the tarmac for fifteen minutes to refuel its flight.

    8:15 am: Fly to Kala Patthar

    You will take to the skies with a guided tour of the mesmerizing Himalayan landscape! A running commentary will be given as you pass over landmarks such as the renowned Everest Base Camp and the awe-inspiring Khumbu glacier. As you approach the Kala Patthar peak, you will be treated to unparalleled views of Everest, Pumori, and Lhotse summit!

    At Kala Patthar
    At Kala Patthar

    9 am: Venture into the unknown and discover the majestic beauty of Kala Patthar

    Discover the incredible panorama of the Khumbu region in Nepal as your flight will fly over Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. This brief moment offers an unforgettable glimpse of the majestic peaks, so soak up the scenic mountain vista while you can!

    9:15 am: Fly to Syangboche (Everest View Hotel)

    After beautiful moments at Kala Patthar, you will fly towards Hotel Everest View. This is the highest-altitude hotel in Syangboche, at a height of 3880 meters.

    It is the perfect place for relaxation and delicious meals in the Himalayas. The helicopter lands at Hotel Everest View for breakfast and stops for around 30 to 40 minutes.

    Enjoy authentic breakfast at the highest altitude hotel in the world with the best panoramic view of the highest mountain!

    10 am: Lukla’s flight

    Once you’ve finished your morning meal, the helicopter will soar to Lukla for a swift refueling pause of 10-15 minutes. Along the way, you will see the stunning Namche Bazaar and Sagarmatha National Park. As you near your destination, take one final look at the magnificent Mount Everest and its incredible surroundings!

    10:25 am: Return to Kathmandu

    We will take you on a breathtaking journey, soaring over the lush hills and around the majestic Himalayas toward Kathmandu. On the return flight, you will have the chance to marvel at the Khumbu Glacier and the remarkable Tengboche Monastery. When we bid farewell to the incredible Mt. Everest, leaving you with a feeling of great wonderment and a realization of just how enormous these mountains are.

    11:20 am: Drive to your Accommodation and Kathmandu excursion

    Once you touch Kathmandu, our friendly guide will whisk you to your delightful accommodation. You can then rest for a while, have a leisurely lunch, and spend the rest of the day exploring Kathmandu. You can buy souvenirs or visit some of the many temples and stupas, like the famous Boudhanath Stupa.

    Enjoy the vibrant colors of the city and the unique culture, from the delicious local cuisine to the bustling markets. Take a tour of the city and get a glimpse of the old palaces, monasteries, and traditional architecture, as well as modern-day art and street life. End your day with a visit to one of the many rooftop bars or restaurants, where you can enjoy the majestic views of the city.


What's included

  • Airport Transfers: We provide transportation from your hotel to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport and back. This includes pick-up and drop-off at your hotel.
  • Helicopter Flight: The package includes the round-trip helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp, with stops in Lukla for refueling, Kala Patthar for the Everest view, and either Kongde or Hotel Everest View for breakfast.
  • Experienced Pilot cum Guide: Our pilots have extensive experience flying in the Everest region, ensuring a safe and enjoyable flight. The pilot will inform you about the various sights throughout the tour.
  • Emergency Rescue Service: Our package includes emergency rescue and evacuation services in the unlikely event of an emergency.
  • Insurance: The package includes insurance for significant emergencies during the tour.
  • All Taxes and Service Charges: Any applicable taxes and service charges are included in the tour cost

What is excluded

  • Hotel Accommodation: The package does not typically include the cost of hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast: Enjoy a luxurious breakfast at either Kongde Lodge or Hotel Everest View, which offers stunning panoramas of the Everest region.
  • All Necessary Permits: None of the required permits for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, including the Sagarmatha National Park permit, are included in the package. You must pay USD 40 (Nepalese Rupees 5000) for the national park fee. Please carry Nepalese cash with you for this permit.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses such as souvenirs, donations, additional snacks, or beverages are not covered.
  • Travel Insurance: While the tour includes insurance for emergencies during the helicopter tour, it doesn’t cover travel insurance for the rest of your stay in Nepal. It is recommended to have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical evacuation, trip cancellation, delays, etc.
  • Tips: Tipping the pilot or guide is not mandatory and is left to your discretion, so this is not included in the package price.
  • Extra Costs Due to Unforeseen Events: The tour doesn’t cover additional costs due to unforeseen circumstances, such as extended stay due to bad weather, natural disasters, political instability, or other similar situations.

Departure Dates

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    15 Days – US$ 30
    30 Days – US$ 50
    90 Days – US$ 125

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    You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.

    Essential Information

    Best Season for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

    The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is available all year round; you can go whenever it suits you. Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November, and early December) are the best times.

    Kala Patthar at 5545m and Syangboche (Everest view hotel) at 3880m are the majestic landing points of our tour. Temperatures during the day in spring and autumn will be as warm and inviting as 15°C to 20°C, perfect for those looking to experience the beauty of the Himalayas. While the skies will remain crystal clear, soothing breezes will welcome visitors to these holy sites, and the sun will shine brightly and warmly throughout the day. You will be mesmerized by the grandeur of the mountains, and your spirits will be lifted with each passing moment.

    When winter arrives in late December and lingers through February, the daytime temperature may be a pleasant ten °C to 15°C. Still, mornings can be pretty foggy, and visibility can be unclear, leaving landscapes shrouded in a mysterious mist.

    As summer and the monsoon season approaches from June to August, days are often filled with relentless downpours, cloudy mornings, and the air thick with humidity. Flight cancellations may be expected during these seasons, but perhaps the beauty of the lush, green landscape is worth the inconvenience.

    Trip Safety

    If you’re considering embarking on the amazing Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, you may think it doesn’t involve trekking or hiking – and you’d be right! But that doesn’t mean you can go unprepared; you will be flying at high altitudes, so you must be kitted out in the proper clothing for the season. Good quality clothing is essential, so make sure you check the essential packing list below to make sure you have all the basics covered:

    • Down jacket (Windproof and waterproof)
    • Warm trekking boots
    • Inner and outer layer gloves
    • Water bottle
    • 100% UV rays protected sunglasses
    • Scarfs, shawl
    • Warm hat or woolen hat
    • Lip balm
    • Water bottle and snacks
    • Camera with memory card and spare batteries
    • Toiletries

    The ultimate Mount Everest base camp helicopter tours give you some of the best mountain views and sceneries. Due to the altitude threat, you will be given a maximum of 5 minutes to land at Everest Base Camp with Kala Patthar Landing. And then, on the way back, you will be given 20 minutes at Syangboche (Hotel Everest view) to have tea/coffee or Breakfast. Syangboche has excellent views of Mt.Everest and its ranges. Further, you can fly back to Lukla for fueling and then to Kathmandu to end your lifetime Experience of the Everest Base Camp tour by helicopter.

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    Please ring us on WhatsApp or Viber at +977 98510 52413 (Nepal) or New York (24/7) at +1 315 388 6163 or mail us at [email protected]

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The maximum number of people able to take the helicopter tour around Everest Base Camp is five, including the pilot. The weight limit from Kathmandu to Lukla is 500kg, while from Lukla to Kala Patthar/Base Camp, the limit is 250kg.

    Beginning your journey in Kathmandu, you will fly to Lukla Airport to refuel (located at 2830 meters). After refueling, your next stop will be Hotel Everest View (3800 meters). From there, you will fly to Kalapatthar at 5545 meters and Everest Base Camp at 5364 meters. Lastly, the helicopter will fly around Mount Everest, and you may reach a height of over 6300 meters.

    The pilots have extensive experience flying helicopters at high altitudes and have been doing so for over ten years. They are also highly knowledgeable about Nepal’s geography, culture, and religion. You may ask them any questions you may have.

    At altitudes of over 3000 meters, helicopters are equipped with oxygen systems that are automatically maintained and regulated, allowing even small children and elderly individuals to take the flight safely.

    Adverse weather conditions in the mountains may cause helicopter takeoffs from Kathmandu to be delayed or canceled. You can reschedule your flight for the following day, provided you have the time available. If not, you will be eligible for a full refund.

    Our holiday programs offer excellent value for money, with no hidden costs. Group sizes of 3-4 people are recommended to keep the helicopter flight price and other expenses such as refreshments and lunch to a minimum. This is beneficial for the company, as well as the individual members, making the overall cost of the trip more affordable.


    5 Star Rating

    Based on 8 Reviews

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
    United States
    5 Star Rating


    Life time experience!!

    The helicopter ride to base camp was awesome; my two little ones had a blast. The helpful and accommodating staff ensured our trip went off without a hitch. We will definitely be back soon!

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    Jessica G. Lee
    United States
    5 Star Rating


    Incredible Tour

    I saw a video of the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour on YouTube, so I reached out to Peregrine Treks to book a ride. They got back to me right away, and everything was sorted. The flight from Lukla to Base Camp was amazing – once we landed at Kala Patthar, the majestic views of Everest and the surrounding peaks with the fresh, snowy air were just incredible! A special shoutout to Mr. Pradip for making this helicopter ride possible and a bonus of the Kathmandu sightseeing tour!

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
    John C. Myles
    United States
    5 Star Rating


    Remarkable Tour Ever

    If you’re looking for an Everest tour, then look no further than Peregrine Treks! Not only are their services and facilities top-notch, but the professionalism of their staff is absolutely remarkable. Thank you, Peregrine, for making my helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar such a truly unforgettable experience! Highly recommended!

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    Zachary Scott
    Bettendorf, UK
    5 Star Rating


    incredible journey of ebc

    We are thrilled to have taken this fantastic Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with Peregrine Treks! Three people – two adults and one child, chose the private option, which was offered at a great value due to the monsoon season. The weather was perfect, and my eleven-year-old daughter had an incredible time! We are incredibly grateful to have experienced this incredible journey and thank Peregrine for its fantastic hospitality. We hope to be back soon!

    Ethan Noble
    Manchester, GB
    5 Star Rating


    Wonderful Experience of ABC and EBC

    Our Thailand friend pointed us in the right direction when they recommended Peregrine Treks for our ABC trek and Everest base camp helicopter tour. We were delighted to meet Mr. Pradip and can’t express enough how grateful we are for his help in planning this amazing journey. We want to give a huge shoutout to Pradip for giving us such a wonderful experience in the picturesque Annapurna region. Wewill be sure to spread the word to all our friends!

    Samantha Austin
    Jasper, UK
    5 Star Rating


    Thrilling Tour

    As a venerable US couple, we decided to make our way to Nepal this winter. On our journey, we stopped at Peregrine Treks and met the delightful Mr. Pradip, who suggested we take a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp. We were taken aback by the offer, but given our advanced age and limited time, the tour seemed the perfect solution. We were thrilled that the helicopter tour cost was so reasonable and couldn’t wait to embark on our adventure!

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    Lucinda St Julian
    5 Star Rating


    Best moment ever

    Wow, what an awesome experience! My holiday in Nepal was almost over, but before I left, I decided to check out the legendary Everest Base Camp by helicopter. My friends who had been to the Khumbu region said it was a must-see, and they were right! I did the tour back in May 2022, and it was one of the best moments of my life.

    Matilda Simon
    Capeen, Australia
    5 Star Rating


    Fantastic Kala Patthar

    I had a fantastic time on the Everest base camp helicopter tour with Peregrine Treks! The tour was such a great deal, and the memories are unforgettable. They’re Nepal’s best and most highly recommended trekking company- you rock! I will be telling all my friends about it.

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    The best experience we had with Peregrine was the whole tour of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek was tailor-made for our requirements; all our requests were reviewed, discussed, and accepted and, in some instances, with a better recommendation.

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