Witnessing the divine Mt. Everest from up close is a dream of many mountain lovers. As the saying goes, "Nothing good ever comes easy," reaching the Everest Base Camp is not an easy task. Typically, it requires weeks of trekking in the Himalayan region, which is physically demanding and time-consuming. However, things are changing in the Nepalese Himalayas.
The base camp of the world's highest mountain is just a heli ride away!
For folks with a rigid time constraint and physically unfit individuals, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing is a great way to get close to Mt. Everest without the hassle of ruthless trekking for weeks. Plus point of taking the EBC Heli tour is that you get to see the snow-capped mountains of the entire Himalayan range from up above. Not only to the Everest Base Camp, but the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour also lands at different locations in the Khumbu region, allowing you to admire Everest from various angles.
This exhilarating Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour takes you across the stunning Khumbu region in a luxurious helicopter for a fantastic experience you will cherish forever. Unparalleled views of the world's greatest peaks are yours to enjoy from a comfortable forward-facing helicopter seat. You'll be enthralled by aerial vistas of the Everest region.
What makes the heli ride even more enjoyable? The chopper glides over the magnificent Khumbu glacier and lands at Kala Patthar. The up-close view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse West Face, Lhotse, Khumbutse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam makes this EBC helicopter tour even more fascinating. Not to forget, the aerial view of beautiful Sherpa settlements tucked in the Himalayas makes the experience even more captivating.
The Everest Base Camp Heli Tour with landing is getting more and more attention these days as it not only saves you weeks of travel time but also reduces stress and inconvenience. The excursion's luxury is another reason a steady stream of tourists has turned to the EBC Helicopter tour.
We at Outfitter Nepal are determined to provide you with the best Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with a landing experience ever. Our highly skilled and experienced team makes the trip safe and smooth so you can fly worry-free. You just have to keep in mind some safety measures, and you're good to go.
What safety measures do I have to follow during Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour?
Everyone taking the tour must follow some strict safety measures and travel tips at all costs during your helicopter tour. A slight mistake could have frightening consequences for travelers and the crew.
- Pay close attention to the caption during the briefing. They will explain how, when, and where to board and get off the aircraft.
- Only approach the helicopter once the captain has given the all-clear, and enter as instructed during the briefing.
- The seats are appointed to distribute the weight in the aircraft appropriately. Stay in your designated seat.
- Fasten the seat belt securely.
- Standing or moving in the aircraft is forbidden.
- All of your belongings, such as hats and sunglasses, should be secured. Do not pursue an object that has been blown away.
- Smoking is prohibited within 50 feet of an aircraft.
- Get off the helicopter only when the pilot has given the all-clear.
Acknowledge these safety regulations, abide by the instructions, and you should have a safe flight filled with excitement and fun.
Do I have to book a private tour, or can I join a group for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
Both options are available to you. You can either book a private/chartered helicopter tour or join a departure date with other travelers.
As the helicopter holds a maximum of 5 passengers excluding the pilot, a private tour benefits a group of 4 or 5 people. It is a great idea to book a chartered tour if you're traveling with your family and want to spend some quality family time. We also recommend a private EBC Heli Tour to couples to enjoy the bird-eye perspective of the Everest region in the privacy of their own.
If you're a solo traveler or a group of 2 to 3 people, joining a group for a set departure date is best. This way, you can save money as the helicopter tour is costly.
What is the cost of the EBC Helicopter Tour with landing?
The cost of the Everest Helicopter Tour depends on the number of travelers. The price range decreases with an increase in the number of group members. We also offer a charter flight at a discounted price. So, it's a wonderful opportunity to take that family or friend trip up to the mountains.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost Range
- US$ 1050 for a single person
- US$ 980 for a group of 2 to 3
- US$ 950 for a group of 4 to 5
- US$ 4650 for a charter helicopter ride
Note: The Heli Tour is based on a group departure. So, if you're traveling alone, you'll have to depart on days when we have a group of 5 travelers.
Why pick Outfitter Nepal for your Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp?
A simple Google search leads you to numerous tour operators, but not all of them are trustworthy. Here are some of the main distinctions between Outfitter Nepal and other service providers:
- Committed to providing customers the best experience possible
- Guarantees customer safety with top-most priority
- The most affordable price points with no additional costs
- Simple booking procedure (you may simply mail us your requirement)
- Well-trained crew to fly to the Everest Base Camp
- Been in the trekking and expedition industry for 2 decades
What to pack for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour?
As the Everest region is icy all year round, it is essential to pack suitable clothing and accessories to protect yourself from cold and sun rays.
The things on the list below are typical essentials for travelers on EBC Heli tours. Before the trip, our adviser will give you a complete packing list based on your health state.
- Windproof down jacket
- Shirts with long sleeves
- A pair of warm trousers
- Warm socks and comfortable shoes
- Woolen cap or hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Sun cream
- A water bottle
- Personal items like tissue paper, lip balm, moisturizer
- Camera (optional)
Best Features of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing
- Fly from Kathmandu to the base camp of the world's highest mountain
- Sightseeing the Himalayan range in the Khumbu region
- Witness the mesmerizing aerial view of the alpine forest decorated with rhododendron blooms
- Arrive in Kalapattar for a panoramic vista of Mt. Everest
- Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the world's highest Everest View Hotel in Syanbuche
- Landing at different locations for diverse views of the Everest range from different angles
- Tour the Everest region in just 4-5 hours
- Heli rides with a highly qualified pilot and professional team members
- Booking available for a single person or a group
Major Attractions Of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour
Kala Patthar (Altitude: 5545m)
Kala Patthar is well-known among Everest Base Camp trekkers, located on the south elevation of Pumori in the Himalayas. This is the maximum altitude that most individuals can reach while trekking to Everest Base Camp without any climbing permission. At Kala Patthar, one can observe the most spectacular views of Everest, Nuptse, Changtse, and the surrounding peaks. The scenery will leave you mesmerized without a doubt. Kala Patthar is highly recommended to visit as travel experts believe the slope provides a view of the Everest summit that is unavailable from the base camp.
Khumbu Glacier (Altitude: 4900m)
With elevations ranging from 4,900 meters at its terminus to 7,600 meters at its source, the Khumbu Glacier is the world's highest glacier. Located between Mount Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge, Khumbu Glacier is one of the main attractions of the Everest region. The Khumbu Icefall of glaciers is massive and is also one of the most dangerous tasks for anyone attempting to reach the peak of Everest. However, from above, the Khumbu glacier looks spectacular, with a breathtaking aerial vista of the Himalayan range surrounding it. Thus, the EBC Helicopter trip is a realistic approach to watching the icefall without taking unnecessary risks.
Hotel Everest View, Syangboche (Altitude: 3800m)
Hotel Everest View is one of the highest hotels in the world. Takasi Miyahara envisioned the hotel in 1968 after noticing how spectacular the view of Everest from the Syangboche ridge was. Syangboche is a lovely hill in the shadow of Khumbila. It is home to the world's highest airport, from which regular helicopter shuttle and porter light services run. The magnificent landscape, particularly from the Hotel Everest View in Syangboche, provides a rich natural panorama and a soothing environment.
Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla (Altitude: 2845m)
Situated in Lukla Town of the Everest region, Tenzing Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport, is considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world. This fame goes to the short and slanting runway of just 527 m in length and 30 m in width, hanging at the edge of a hill. Lukla is a buzzing town full of hotels, restaurants, trekking service providers, trekking gear stores, and streets full of travelers from all around the globe. Lukla is called "the gateway of Everest" as it is the starting point of most treks in the region.