EBC Helicopter Tour with Landing | Popular Adventure Activities

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An EBC helicopter tour with a landing is a fantastic way to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas and get up close to the world’s highest peak. Departing from Kathmandu, this aerial adventure offers a unique perspective of the Himalayan range, allowing travelers to soak in panoramic views of iconic peaks like Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.

The journey is a mesmerizing visual spectacle, with the helicopter soaring over dramatic landscapes, including glaciers, deep valleys, and picturesque Sherpa villages. The highlight of the tour is undoubtedly the landing at Everest Base Camp itself, providing an opportunity for an up-close encounter with the mountain’s immense grandeur. Standing amidst the rocky terrain and prayer flags at the base camp is a surreal experience, making it a perfect spot for capturing photographs and creating lasting memories.

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As the flight progresses, the landscape transitions into a rugged and dramatic terrain, revealing the imposing peaks that have lured mountaineers and explorers for generations. The sight of Mount Everest, standing at a majestic 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above sea level, is a moment of pure awe.

Safety is a paramount consideration during the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. Pilots are experienced professionals who are well-versed in navigating the challenging Himalayan terrain. The helicopters are meticulously maintained, and stringent safety protocols are in place to ensure the well-being of passengers.

Point-to-point flight map of EBC Helicopter Tour

So, let’s begin the journey of the EBC Helicopter Tour, making one of the best memories, only via Himalayan 360.

Best season for the EBC Helicopter Tour

The best season for an Everest Base Camp (EBC) helicopter tour is during Nepal’s pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons, which are generally considered the peak trekking and touring periods.

Spring (March-May)

Spring is one of the most popular times for an EBC helicopter tour. During this season, the weather is generally stable, the skies are clear, and the temperatures are moderate. The rhododendron forests along the trekking routes are in full bloom, adding vibrant colors to the landscape. This is an excellent time for visibility, allowing you to capture stunning views of the Himalayas and Mount Everest.

Autumn (September – November)

Autumn is another prime season for an EBC helicopter tour. After the monsoon season, the skies clear up, offering excellent visibility of the mountains. The weather is typically dry and stable, making it a perfect time for outdoor activities.

These seasons have several advantages for an EBC helicopter tour:

Clear Skies

Both spring and autumn provide clear skies, allowing you to enjoy unobstructed views of the Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest.

Mild Temperatures

The temperatures during these seasons are generally comfortable for trekking and touring, with pleasant daytime temperatures and cooler nights.

Blooming Landscapes

In spring, the rhododendron forests are in bloom, creating a colorful and picturesque backdrop for your tour. Autumn offers clear views and relatively dry trails.

While these seasons are ideal, it’s essential to note that the weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, and occasional weather disturbances can occur even during the best seasons. Therefore, it’s advisable to plan your EBC helicopter tour with some flexibility in your schedule to account for potential weather delays or changes.

Seasons to avoid during the EBC Helicopter Tour

While an Everest Base Camp (EBC) helicopter tour is a fantastic experience, there are certain seasons to avoid due to unfavorable weather conditions and operational challenges.

Monsoon (June – August)

The monsoon season in Nepal, which lasts from June to August, is characterized by heavy rainfall, cloudy skies, and poor visibility in the Everest region. The monsoon can bring torrential rains, making trekking and helicopter flights risky due to adverse weather conditions. Frequent cloud cover obscures the stunning mountain views that are a highlight of the tour. Low visibility can lead to flight cancellations and disappointments. Landslides and mudslides are more common during the monsoon season, which can disrupt travel and helicopter operations in the region.

Winter (December – February)

The winter months in the Everest region, from December to February, bring extremely cold temperatures, especially at higher altitudes. Freezing temperatures can make helicopter flights uncomfortable and challenging. Cold conditions are also not ideal for sightseeing and photography. Flight cancellations are more common in winter due to inclement weather, including heavy snowfall and fog.

Late Autumn (November)

While the early part of autumn (September to October) is an excellent time for the EBC helicopter tour, late November can bring colder temperatures and a higher chance of snowfall. As the weather begins to transition to winter, you may encounter more challenging conditions, including icy trails and potentially hazardous flight conditions.

To maximize your enjoyment and safety during an EBC helicopter tour, it’s advisable to plan your trip during the recommended seasons of spring (March to May) or early autumn (September to early November). These seasons offer the best weather conditions, clear skies, and comfortable temperatures for a memorable and rewarding experience. Always check weather forecasts and consult with experienced tour operators to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey to Everest Base Camp.


An Everest Base Camp (EBC) helicopter tour with a landing is an exhilarating adventure that grants you a unique perspective on the majestic Himalayan realm. Departing from Kathmandu, the scenic flight offers breathtaking vistas of the Kathmandu Valley before ascending to reveal the towering giants of the Himalayas. The highlight of the tour is a landing at Everest Base Camp, where you can set foot in the heart of the Khumbu region, walk amidst the iconic prayer flags, and gaze in awe at Mount Everest and its neighboring peaks. The tour often includes a stopover at Syangboche, allowing for panoramic views and a visit to the Everest View Hotel. Safety and comfort are paramount, with experienced pilots ensuring a secure and unforgettable experience. This expedition provides a swift and unforgettable way to witness the Himalayan grandeur and create indelible memories.


  • The journey provides stunning views of the Kathmandu Valley and gradually reveals the majestic Himalayan peaks as you ascend.
  • You'll enjoy panoramic views of some of the world's highest and most iconic mountains, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam, among others.
  • The tour allows you to get closer to Mount Everest than most people ever do, as you land at Everest Base Camp itself.
  • Rare opportunity to stand at the foot of the world's highest mountain.
  • The tour provides numerous opportunities for incredible photographs, from the aerial views to your time at Everest Base Camp.
  • The journey also offers a glimpse into the Sherpa culture and the mountainous way of life as you fly over traditional villages and see the vibrant prayer flags that adorn the region.
  • You can also visit the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-altitude hotels in the world, for refreshments and relaxation.


Day 1:

Pick up from the hotel and drive to Tribhuvan International Airport domestic terminal
The Helicopter Tour to the Everest Base Camp begins early in the morning (6:00 AM) as we pick you up from your hotel or designated meeting point and drive to the Tribhuvan International Airport domestic terminal.

Briefing on important safety measures and instruction guidelines and boarding on the flight.
Before boarding a flight a briefing on flight safety measures, and guidelines will be done by the flight instructor. After the briefing, you will be introduced to your pilot and then, you will get to board the helicopter.

Take off from Kathmandu to Lukla
After the seating arrangement, we will take off to the east of Kathmandu valley where you will get to enjoy the spectacular view of snow-capped peaks from Langtang range and Ganesh Himal to Manaslu and Gaurishankar peaks. Soon after flying past the green hills around Jiri in Dolakha, we will have our first stop at Lukla.You will also get to enjoy an aerial view of beautiful valleys and hills, Sherpa villages, monasteries, lakes, and rivers.

At Lukla refuel helicopter
Lukla (2,820m) and the Tenzing Hillary Airport serve as entry points for most treks, tours, and expeditions in the Everest region.It will take about 10 – 15 minutes to defuelour helicopter. Meanwhile, you can enjoy the scenic beauty and mountain views.

Fly from Lukla to Kalapatthar ((5,644.5 m (18,519 ft.)
After refueling the helicopter, the Everest Helicopter Flight takes off and continues to fly over the Dudh Koshi River valley towards Namche Bazaar. Namche is the largest town in the region and essentially the economic hubof Everest Region. It is called the gateway to khumbu, because most of the travelers have to pass through Namche to enter the Khumbu region. On flying over this famous Sherpa settlement, we can enjoy spectacular views ofLangtang Lirung (7,234m), Ganesh Himal (7,429m), Gauri Shankar Himal (7,134m), Shishapangma (8,013m), Gyachung Kang (7,952m), Pumori (7,161m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,855m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Kwangde, Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku and other majestic peaks in the region. The flight continues over notable villages like Syangboche, Tengboche (home to the Tengboche Monastery), Pheriche, and Gorak Shep (final settlement going forward) to the Everest Base Camp.

Landing at the Kalapathar 5,644.5 m.
Landing at the Kalapathar 5,644.5 m. which is above the Everest Base Camp (5,380m) is a once in a lifetime experience that countless people dream to experience. The base camp is located below the dreaded Khumbu ice-fall and surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the world including Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Lobuche, and many more. In case the landing isn’t possible at Everest Base Camp due to bad weather, excessive snowfall, or any other issue, we will attempt for landing at Kala Patthar instead.
Kala Patthar is an even better location in terms of scenery as it is one of the best viewpoints in the Khumbu region. Unlike, the base camp where the view of Everest is mostly blocked by the Lhotse Nuptse wall, Kala Patthar offers a 360-degree panorama of Everest as well as most of the region and its various stunning peaks.

At Kalapatthar5,545 m.
Regardless of the location, you will have around 15 minutes time to enjoy the glorious scenery and magnificence surrounding. Make sure to capture these moments with a memorable photograph. Though we recommend you to be fully present at the moment and enjoy the scenic natural beauty. We will need to leave soon as staying at such a high altitude (5,380m) can be dangerous due to the possibility of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). After around 15 minutes, we will take off from the Everest Base Camp.

Kalapatthar to Everest View Hotel at Syangboche
After the glorious experience of landing at Everest Base Camp or Kalapatthar, we will head to the Everest View Hotel at Syangboche for breakfast. This famous hotel offers you a superb close-up view of Everest, along with some delicious food too of course!

About Hotel Everest View and Breakfast
Everest View Hotel at 13000ft is the highest place hotel in the world which holds the record in the Guinness Book of World Records. Here, you will get to enjoy a delicious breakfast with a 360-degree view of majestic mountains in the Everest View Hotel.
The ground time for breakfast in Everest View Hotel is about 30 minutes. Enjoy breakfast at almost 4,000 meters while gazing upon the world’s highest peak, Everest is like a fairy dream come true.

Fly back from Syangboche to Lukla
We will take off from Syangboche and fly over Namche once again before landing shortly after at Lukla. Where we will stop in Lukla for 15 minutes to follow the routine refueling.

Fly Back from Lukla to Kathmandu
After following the routine refueling stop of 15 minutes, we will take off for the final Helicopter flight to Kathmandu. Enjoy the stunning aerial views of the Himalayas and the breathtaking landscape for another 30 minutes.

After reaching Kathmandu, make sure to follow proper protocol and safely get off the Heli as instructed. We will have a vehicle ready to drop you off at your hotel.


Cost Includes

  • Airport transfer as per itinerary (Pickup and drop facility)
  • Life Insurance for all crews members and their salary
  • Passenger Insurance
  • Helicopter flight over Everest Base Camp/Kalapatthar for 4.5 hours
  • Domestic airport departure tax
  • Service charge
  • Tea/coffee and breakfast (Only on Private Charter)
  • Necessary permits and entrance fee (Only on Private Charter)

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entrance visa fee
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Accommodation at Kathmandu


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How much does it cost to go to Everest Base Camp helicopter tour?

It costs US$ 4200 for the Charter Helicopter and US$ 1200 if you join the group. The price may vary along with the services.

Can we go to EBC by helicopter?

Yes, we can go to EBC by helicopter in just in few time by enjoying the aerial view of the world’s tallest mountains.


Is Everest helicopter tour worth it?

If you have enough money and less time, we would highly suggest you try the Everest helicopter tour as this will be hands down, one of the best experiences of your life.

How long is the helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp?

From Kathmandu, the airport flight takes about 40-45 minutes to Lukla. About 10-15 minutes there will be a short break in Lukla. Then after reaching Base camp and Kalapathhar, it may take about 40 minutes including landing time.

Do I land by Helicopter at Everest Base Camp?

No, you don’t land the helicopter at Everest Base Camp. You will land the helicopter at the highest point of the Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar.

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