Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Heli Tour
  • Transport: Helicopter
  • Group Size: 2 to 5
  • Max Elevation: 5545m

It is a spectacular tour of the Everest Region. It replaces the major trekking and tours in the Everest region namely: Everest Base Camp and Gokyo- Chola Pass- Everest Base Camp. There is no age bar for doing Everest Heli Tour. Flying in the helicopter in the open sky and witnessing giant lakes, glaciers, and mountain peaks including Mt. Everest, the top of the world is absolutely stunning.

Everest Heli Tour is notably popular among tourists who really want to capture Mt. Everest, the top of the world without any effort in trekking along the off-the-beaten trail in the mountain in Everest Region in Nepal. They can escape adventurous trekking to Everest Base Camp and they go by flight Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

Everest Heli Tour is operated by many reliable airlines in Nepal. We begin this helicopter tour with a helicopter from Kathmandu Airport to Lukla Airport early in the morning at around 5.30-6. Then, we begin to soar up in the open sky. First, we witness Ganesh Himal, Langtang Range and we further fly to the Khumbu region.

Now, the giant peaks in the Everest region begin to loom which stun our eyes and the cameras as well. The glaciers, freshwater lakes, and magnificent mountain range will fully enjoy us. Most significantly, we were astonished to witness Mt. Everest, the top of the world.

Before we head to Kalapatthar,  we get equipped at Syangboche. Now, we fly to Kalapatthar and spend some time capturing awe-inspiring views. Then, we fly to Gokyo Lake and experience tranquil freshwater lakes in higher elevations. We explore these lakes and finally fly back to Kathmandu.

Normally the Everest heli tour flies from Kathmandu Airport to Lukla, surrounded by Gokyo Lake, Everest base camp, and back via Shyangbuche. It takes around 3 to 4 hours including a fueling break along the trip.

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Day 01:Fly To Everest Base Camp

Fly from Kathmandu To Lukla for fueling.

Fly from Lukla to Everest base camp and landing at Best place at Kalapathar for the picture.

Fly from Kalapathar to Syangboche Have Lunch or breakfast.

Fly from Syangboche to Lukla for Refueling and Fly back to Kathmandu.

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  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu

What to Expect

  • Helicopter Charter for the tour to Everest and neighbouring peaks from Kathmandu Airport to Kathmandu Airpot
  • Kathmandu Airport Tax
  • Airport Pickup and drop service
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Guide.
  • Equipment.


What is the Everest Heli tour with landing?

The Everest Heli tour with landing is a thrilling helicopter flight over the gorgeous scenery of Nepal's Everest region. During this tour, the helicopter lands at a designated location, allowing you to experience the magnificent views and explore the surroundings.

How long does the Everest Heli tour with landing last?

The Everest Heli tour with landing typically lasts for around 4 hours. This includes the time spent flying to and from the landing site, as well as the duration of the landing itself.

What is the best season for a Heli tour in Nepal?

The finest months for the Everest helicopter tour are often March-April and October-November, but this tour is also available in February, June, April, May, and December.

How are the weather and temperature on tour?

The weather in the mountains is difficult to forecast. The nights are normally cold, whereas the days are usually warm. Temperatures could range from 20 degrees Celsius to -15 degrees Celsius.

Where does the helicopter land during the tour?

The landing spot for the Everest Heli tour may differ based on weather and other variables. However, popular landing sites include Kalapatthar, Everest Base Camp, and other scenic spots that offer panoramic views of the Himalayas.

What can I expect during the landing?

During the landing, you will have the opportunity to step out of the helicopter and explore the surroundings. You can take in the awe-inspiring views, capture memorable photographs, and immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Everest region.

Can I trek to Everest Base Camp during the landing?

No, the landing itself does not allow enough time for trekking to Everest Base Camp. However, you will have a close-up view of the base camp and the surrounding peaks from the landing site.

Is there an age limit for the tour?

While there are no age restrictions, participants should be in good physical and mental health. Before engaging in any high-altitude activity, always consult with your doctor.

How many passengers can the helicopter carry?

The capacity of the helicopter is determined by the type of aircraft utilized. Helicopters used for Everest Heli excursions typically seat 4 to 6 persons, including the pilot.

Do I need to make a reservation ahead of time?

Yes, making a reservation ahead of time is essential to ensure your position. Everest Heli trips are in high demand, and supply may be restricted, particularly during peak tourist seasons. The easiest way to book your journey is to contact a reputable tour operator or travel agency.

Is there any weight limit for passengers?

Yes, there is usually a weight limit imposed by the helicopter operator to ensure the safety and balance of the aircraft. The weight restriction may differ based on the helicopter and trip operator. It's essential to provide accurate weight information while making your reservation.

How high does the chopper fly during the Everest helicopter tour?

Everest helicopter flight begins at 2,800 meters and ascends  4,200 meters before landing at 5450 meters. If there is no wind, the helicopter can fly up to 7000 meters in some spots.

What should I bring for the tour?

It's best to dress in layers because the weather in the Everest region can change quickly. Bring warm clothing, sturdy footwear, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera to capture the stunning vistas. It's also recommended to carry some snacks and water.

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