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    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

    Everest Base Camp Landing Helicopter Tour - Group Sharing

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      1 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Easy
    • Vehicle
      Private Transport
    • Max. People
      5

    Highlights

    • Sweeping Himalayan vista of Mount Everest and other snow-clad mountains, including Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Thamserku, Taboche, Changste, Mt. Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Lobuche, and others
    • Passing above the diverse natural trails of the Khumbu region
    • Exploring the beautiful destination of Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar
    • Observing the unique perspective of the UNESCO World Heritage sites like Durbar Squares, palaces, monasteries
    • Short and comfortable aerial tour to the Himalayas.
    • Friendly staff and team members

    Everest Base Camp Landing Helicopter Tour - Group Sharing 1 days

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - Group Sharing

    A helicopter tour to the lap of Mt. Everest (8848.86m) is one of the most beautiful adventures in Nepal. The scenic tour offers you magical views of the Himalayas and surrounding landscapes. Travelers will reach this incredible landmark point quickly and quite comfortably.

    The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is an excellent trip to the mountains. You will join a group of people for the tour and share this adventure with them. The helicopter trip passes above the scenic landscapes to arrive at the Everest Base Camp (5364m).

    Everest Base Camp is a picturesque landmark to observe the magnificent Himalayan vista. This outstanding aerial experience offers you the best adventure in the region. Travelers will pass above the region's diverse topography, including mountain terrains and hilly landscapes.

    The helicopter trip starts from Kathmandu, where you will board the flight after completing all the necessary procedures. We will take off to Lukla early in the morning, where you will stop for refueling. From Lukla, you will continue the tour passing through the various landmarks of the region, including Namche, Kala Patthar (5,550m), and Everest View Hotel (3880m),

    The helicopter flies above the remote terrains and arrives at the destination without hassle. There you can explore the base camp area, where you can find many colorful tents and a camp of climbers. The vista of the mountain peaks towering above you are pretty enchanting.

    This shared helicopter tour to EBC will take you with other travelers. You can enter a helicopter trip with other travelers in a group of 5. This shared experience is ideal if you want to explore the base camp without an arduous trekking journey. Not everyone can trek the rugged trails' challenging landscapes for various reasons. Hence, this trip is a blessing for those who want to travel but cannot trek to the region.

    It is also perfect if you have little time in your schedule and want to travel quickly. The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour only takes around 4 hours to complete. The colorful tents and the entire atmosphere of the area is quite a stunning sight and experience. The spectacular view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Changste, Mt. Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lobuche, Taboche, Kangtega, and enchanting.

    After observing the awe-inspiring views and clicking incredible pictures, we will return from the base camp to Kathmandu. The region's local settlements are another vista you can observe from the helicopter top. There are various UNESCO heritage sites, including Durbar Squares, palaces, monasteries, etc, that you can watch.

    This Everest Base Camp helicopter tour (group sharing) is available at a reasonable price. Read more about the tour in detail and book your trip now!

    If you don't want to share the helicopter with others, we have Private Everest Heli Tour Package

    See also:  Rara Lake Helicopter Tour | Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return | Langtang Heli Tour

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      Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary

      Fly From Kathmandu to Lukla

      Kathmandu Altitude: 1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet

      Lukla Altitude: 2,800 meters/ 9,186 feet

      Altitude Gain: 1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet

      Flight Duration: 40-45 minutes

      Your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour commences from Kathmandu. Our representative will receive you at your airport and swiftly transfer you to the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

      From there, you will hover above the vibrant capital city and fly above the major highlights of Kathmandu, heading towards the Himalayas. After exiting Kathmandu, you will fly over the high lush hills, deep valleys, and cascading rivers, enjoying the epic Himalayan vistas upfront.

      It will take about 40-45 minutes to reach Lukla, and after landing at Lukla, you will take a short break as your helicopter refuels for the journey up ahead. During that time, you enjoy the magnificent atmosphere of this beautiful Sherpa town which is also known as the gateway to adventures in the Everest region.

      Fly From Lukla to Pheriche

      Lukla Altitude: 2,800 meters/ 9,186 feet

      Pheriche Altitude: 4,371 meters/ 14,340 feet

      Altitude Gain: 1,571 meters/ 5,154 feet

      Flight Duration: 10-15 minutes

      After refueling at Lukla, you will then proceed to the further part of this day’s aerial exploration. You will fly over the major highlights of the mainstream Everest Base Camp Trek route and slowly move toward the ascending points of the region.

      This incredible flying point will take you across the magnificent Sherpa settlements of the region, like Phakding (2,610 meters), Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters), Tengboche (3,860 meters) which is also known as the spiritual epicenter of Khumbu, and Dingboche (4,410 meters) including Sagarmatha National Park.

      As you get closer to the majestic Himalayas, the aerial views start to get even more breathtaking as you land in this charming Sherpa settlement. Pheriche, like Lukla, is a popular acclimatization destination for trekking adventures in the Everest region.

      Flight From Pheriche to Everest Base Camp/Kalapatthar and Return to Pheriche

      Pheriche Altitude: 4,371 meters/ 14,340 feet

      Everest Base Camp Altitude: 5,364 meters/ 17,598 feet

      Kalapatthar Altitude: 5,545 meters/ 18,192 feet

      Altitude Gain: 1,174 meters/ 3,851 feet

      Flight Duration: 10-15 minutes

      Your exploration of the main objectives of this aerial adventure will finally begin at Pheriche. From here, you will take a shuttle flight to the Everest Base Camp. To maximize the experience and provide our guests with the opportunity to relish the incredible views of the Himalayas, we only accommodate two travelers on this shuttle flight.

      You will take turns exploring the magnificence of the Himalayan range that houses the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest, in pairs of two. After flying over other major highlights of this route, like Lobuche (4,910 meters) and Gorakshep (5,140 meters), you will finally reach the Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters).

      After the flyover of the base camp, you will then head toward the vantage point of the Khumbu region, Kalapatthar (5,545 meters), to enjoy the epic panoramic views of the mountain ranges like Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and other incredible peaks.

      You will spend 15 to 20 minutes at this vantage point to soak in the magical Himalayan ambiance. Then, after that, you will make your return to Pheriche, and the aerial tour will continue until every member of the group has completed the exploration.

      Note: This is a group joining helicopter tour, which means that there will be a specific number of members in the group for the flight. If you don’t prefer group tours and just want to sew memories with your close ones, then you can also switch to the Everest Base Camp Private Helicopter Tour Package. This exhilarating touring prospect is a private excursion, and only the members of your group will participate in the helicopter tour.

      Flight to Everest View Hotel From Pheriche

      Pheriche Altitude: 4,371 meters/ 14,340 feet

      Everest View Hotel Altitude: 3,962 meters/ 13,000 feet

      Altitude Loss: 409 meters/ 1,341 feet

      Flight Duration: 10-15 minutes

      After completing the thrilling and remarkable flight over the base camp Everest and landing at Kalapatthar to enjoy the magnificent views, your tour will then change direction to the popular highlight of Namche Bazaar.

      Flying over the same mainstream EBC Trek route, you will then land at Everest View Hotel (3,962 meters), the world’s highest-placed hotel establishment. You will enjoy your healthy breakfast in this top-tier hotel in the Namche and enjoy the stunning Himalayan panorama.

      Fly From Everest View Hotel to Lukla to Kathmandu

      Everest View Hotel Altitude: 3,962 meters/ 13,000 feet

      Lukla Altitude: 2,800 meters/ 9,186 feet

      Kathmandu Altitude: 1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet

      Altitude Loss: 2,562 meters/ 8,405 feet

      Flight Duration: 40-45 minutes

      It is time to bid farewell to the majestic Himalayan region; after recollecting memories at the world’s highest hotel, you will then continue with your descending journey. During the first part, you will fly over the lush landscapes to reach Lukla. Here, you will take another short break as your helicopter refuels for the return flight to Kathmandu.

      Leaving Lukla, you will fly over the enchanting landscape brimming with diverse hues of colorful sparkles, enjoying the heart-melting views of the pristine peaks on the backdrop. About 40 to 45 minutes of flight will then finally bring you back to the capital city.

      After landing in Kathmandu, our representative will then make the arrangements to transport you back to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day as you want and move along with adventures after getting some rest. Thank you for touring with Eco Holidays Nepal, have a safe trip!

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Everest Base Camp Landing Helicopter Tour - Group Sharing

    • Airport pick up and drop.
    • Sharing Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp.
    • Experienced guiding by Captain.
    • Official expenses.
    • Oxygen for Emergency for in case.

    What's Excluded in Everest Base Camp Landing Helicopter Tour - Group Sharing

    • National Park fee which is Rs 3000 (around $30) if required.
    • Local government tax Rs 2000 (around $20) if required
    • Breakfast  in Everest View Hotel.
    • Personal expenses.

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    Everest Base Camp Landing Helicopter Tour - Group Sharing FAQS

    Essential Information

    Is the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Difficult?

    This Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is a beautiful aerial journey to the top of the Himalayas. However, various things need consideration for the trek as well. The beautiful trail is generally a comfortable journey. However, it would help if you prepare well, as you might face altitude sickness.

    Since you will be traveling to a high altitude quickly, you must prepare for altitude sickness. You will gain more than 4000 m in height from Kathmandu (1400m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m). Another factor is the region's cold weather, which can be pretty challenging.

    Heavy rainfall and snowfall in the winter make the trek challenging. There is cold weather in the area that can drop below - 15 degrees Celsius. There are challenging low visibility, overcast conditions, and heavy rainfall, especially in the off-season. Hence, there can be many delays and challenges due to these weather conditions.

    Some altitude sickness symptoms include nausea, headache, vomiting, dizziness, and others. You can take Diamox tablets to tackle altitude sickness. We provide all these facilities in our Everest Base Camp Sharing a helicopter package, including medical first aid, supplementary oxygen, and emergency facilities. All these logistics get covered in this helicopter tour.

    When is the Best Time for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

    The Everest base camp helicopter tour is ideal in clear conditions with stable weather. Hence, this helicopter tour is perfect throughout the year with good weather conditions. Since Spring and Autumn generally have clear days, you can take this tour during these seasons.

    In these seasons, the weather remains clear with fewer weather-related challenges. These conditions are essential for a helicopter tour. The region has moderate temperatures during these seasons, allowing you to explore the area more freely.

    The helicopter tour is ideal in the Spring season, which ranges from March to May. The temperature of around 20-25 Degrees Celsius is perfect for any sort of adventure in the region. The views are clear, with incredible views of the snow-clad mountains of the area. However, the weather at the high altitude remains cold throughout the year.

    The autumn season is also ideal for the trek as it provides you with the best weather conditions. The beautiful weather also includes warm conditions and moderate temperatures. This season has mild weather from September to November, with the average temperatures ranging from 15 degrees Celsius. This season has high visibility, with majestic views of the snow-clad mountains.

    The winters are challenging in the region, with temperatures at an extremely low level. You will experience temperatures that range around -10 to -15 degrees Celsius. The Everest region gets covered in thick winter snow, making the trip challenging.

    But since you don't have to trek through, you can also take this helicopter tour in the winter. The entire Everest region looks incredible in the winter. The summer monsoon season is another challenging time in the offseason as there is heavy rainfall. The area has heavy rain and a high chance of thunderstorms.

    Therefore, the helicopter trip during the summer monsoon season can be pretty challenging. The monsoon season lasts from mid-June till August. You should also check weather forecasts in the region before starting on this helicopter tour. There are overcast conditions with poor visibility in these seasons. Hence, you should avoid these seasons as much as possible.

    Why Book Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Package?

    Quick and accessible travel

    This Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is ideal for all travelers who want a quick trip in the region. The beautiful flight is relatively short, as it takes you to the base camp in around 1 hour. The beautiful helicopter tour is also accessible as you can get this trip on short notice.

    There are not many weather-related challenges that can delay a helicopter tour. It can also fly in low visibility conditions. The journey gets completed in just 4-5 hours since you do not need physical fitness or training. Anyone, including senior citizens and children, is ideal for the trek.

    Mesmerizing Himalayan vista

    Everest Base Camp sharing helicopter flight is ideal because of the mesmerizing vista. The beautiful trip provides you with an awe-inspiring view of the region. The Himalayas look incredibly beautiful from the top of the helicopter.

    You can observe natural diversities from the top, including green hills, serene waterfalls, glacial lakes, white water rapids, etc. The helicopter tour along the trail provides you with the best views of the spectacular natural diversities.

    Low altitude flight

    The helicopter tour is also low altitude compared to the airplane flight. The beautiful tour will then take you to the majestic base camp. You can observe the beautiful landscapes of the region up close.

    Therefore, you will have a unique and intimate perspective of the region. You can also get a close view of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO-listed world heritage sites. Overall, you will have a great time on this helicopter tour.

    Safe and Comfortable tour

    The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is a safe and comfortable adventure. The beautiful trip is run by expert pilots and crew members who will provide excellent service. The ground team members of the area will also follow the safety protocols throughout the trails.

    These highly experienced helicopter tour pilots have many years of experience in mountain aviation. There are also first aid and supplementary oxygen facilities if needed. Hence, you will have a safe and comfortable experience on this Everest Base Camp helicopter group-sharing tour.

    Skipping the challenging rugged terrain

    The helicopter trip to the EBC is ideal because it allows you to skip all the rugged terrain. At a minimum, the trek would take around 8-9 days to complete. Hence, you can easily travel without going through any trekking journey in the rugged terrain. Therefore, this trip reduces the difficulty of the trip significantly. Therefore, anyone, including children and senior citizens, can take this Everest Base Camp helicopter tour.

    Essential Safety Tips for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

    • Travelers should wear seat belts at all times during the helicopter tour
    • Travelers should wait for the captain's captain's permission to enter or leave the helicopter.
    • Travelers should not litter or throw items out of the helicopter.
    • Do not move the back of the helicopter, as there is a rotor fan. It can be pretty dangerous as it keeps moving at all times.
    • Only smoke once you have permission to smoke from the captain.

    Packing List - Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

    • Insulating thermals
    • Sunscreens
    • Gloves and socks
    • Fleece jacket
    • Camera
    • Lip balms
    • Bottled water
    • Down or warm jacket
    • Warm trousers/pants
    • Sunglasses
    • Light snacks

    Essential Facts about the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

    • The group sharing the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour depends upon the region's weather conditions.
    • The helicopter will only land and take off in clear weather conditions.
    • You can land in specific places that get determined ahead.
    • It can land at the next best possible location if that is not possible under certain circumstances.
    • You need to join a group of 5 people on this shared helicopter tour.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is Mount Everest Base Camp?

    Mount Everest Base Camp remains located in the Solu-Khumbu district of eastern Nepal. It remains located in Province no 1 of the region.

    Can the helicopter fly above Mt Everest?

    No, the Mt Everest Helicopter tour cannot fly above Mt Everest. Flying above Mt Everest is dangerous and not recommended.

    Can the helicopter land on Mt Everest?

    No, the helicopter cannot land on the top of Mount Everest. Hence, it will land at the Kalapathar for the best views. Kala Patthar is the viewpoint of all EBC trek/tours.

    Are children allowed on this helicopter tour?

    Yes, children can take the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour. However, the children need to get looked after by the guardian, and they must remain comfortable. Children above two and a half years are considered adults for seat counting.

    What is the duration of the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour?

    The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is around 4 hours.

    How long does the Helicopter Land at Kala Patthar?

    This helicopter lands at Kala Patthar for 30 minutes, where you can enjoy the view and take pictures.

    Are pets allowed on the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour?

    No, pets are not allowed in the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour.

    Is there supplementary oxygen available on the helicopter flight?

    Yes, the Everest base camp helicopter tour has supplementary oxygen available.

    What is the clothing required for the Everest Base Camp helicopter trip?

    The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour clothing depends upon the region's weather. You will require light clothes in the peak season of Spring and Autumn. In the winter, you should take warm clothes, including thermals, jackets, windcheaters, gloves, mufflers, etc. However, a down jacket is always necessary at a high altitude location.

    Can you take this Everest Base Camp helicopter tour solo?

    This Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is ideal for solo travelers. The travelers can join other travelers in the group or take a private helicopter tour.

    Can the helicopter stop for a longer duration?

    In stable weather conditions, the helicopter can stay in the Everest base camp region for at most 5 minutes. Since the helicopter's engine must always be on, it cannot stay longer in the high Himalayas.

    How are the pilots of the helicopter tour?

    The helicopter pilots are well-experienced and highly trained. They have many years of experience in high-altitude aviation. You will get a safe and comfortable experience in the high-altitude region.

    What happens in case of medical emergencies?

    There are various safety protocols that we follow along the journey. There are first aid facilities available in terms of medical emergencies. Evacuation facilities are also available on the helicopter tour.

    The Final Say

    The beautiful Everest Base Camp helicopter tour (seat sharing) is an adventurous journey in the Himalayas. You will experience the area's scenic landscapes passing above the settlements to arrive at Kala Patthar. From Kala Patthar, you will explore around and experience the atmosphere.

    Travelers can observe the area's snow-clad peaks. The tranquility of the place and its peaceful atmosphere will enchant travelers from around the world. Contact us for more information about this spectacular Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. Book your trip now!