Everest Base Camp in a Day: Helicopter Tour for Busy Travellers

Everest Base Camp in a day
Updated on July 08, 2024

Have you ever dreamt of seeing the world's tallest mountain top, Mount Everest, with your own eyes? For numerous climbers Everest base camp trek is a challenging mission that consumes weeks of trekking through high-altitude stretches with unbearable weather conditions, amidst layers of ice, snow, and rock, experiencing the beauty of the world of nature.

In today’s busy life, unfortunately, not everyone links travels with those big and enriching adventures carried out over days or weeks anymore, but what if I told you that you could see that iconic monument in just one day?

Introducing the Everest Base Camp in a Day: Helicopter Tour for Busy Travellers. The key benefit is the time saving, as passengers no longer have to go through the hassle of buying gear and equipment and physical preparation over a month. It is a special tour designed for people who want to admire the majestic beauty of Everest and its surrounding high peaks in a relatively short time. Imagine you are in a luxury helicopter, enjoying a bird-eye view of the Himalayan Range which is full of majestic mountains and virgin territories. It’s worth it.

To that fact, more than just that time saving goes. With this helicopter trip, travelers can live their dreams, all in one day, and they do not need to do a bunch of difficult hiking for weeks. The delight and comfort in the helicopter flight bring a nice change in the experiences of what you typically face during trekking, making the journey thrilling and beautiful for all.

Besides that, it is concern-free for everyone including people who cannot do a challenging Everest Base Camp hike because of some physical limitations. Among other things that make adventure accessible to everyone is an Everest Base Camp helicopter tour.

Let us together discover the top of the planet where most fantasies are fulfilled and the impossible is possible.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp in a Day

  • Witness the breathtaking sunrise over Mount Everest.
  • Capture stunning photos of the Himalayan landscapes.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of snow-capped peaks.
  • Experience the tranquillity of the world's highest mountain range.
  • Create unforgettable memories with loved ones.
  • Explore remote areas with ease and comfort.
  • Marvel at iconic mountain peaks like Ama Dablam and Lhotse up close.

Unveiling the Dream: The Helicopter Tour

Let's see the itinerary and route in details

5:30 to 6:30 AM: Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport 

We will give you a wake-up call in the early morning so that you can prepare yourself for today's adventurous flight to Everest Base Camp tour. Then we will pick you up from the doorstep of your hotel and transfer you to the International airport in the early morning. The Airport is from the city area which can reach around 20-25 on average. 

Make sure to pack all the items required for this trek. Wear warm clothes, and comfortable shoes and don’t forget to bring personal items like sunglasses, mobile phones, and cameras and if you want you can even pack breakfast and take it with you if you want.

6:30 to 7:30 AM: Check-in

At the time of 6:30 am, you will be entering the gate of the international airport and processed for a security checkup from airport security. After the completion of the security checkup, you will submit a copy of your passport and weigh your body which are crucial steps for flight safety. 

Then after getting the boarding pass you will enter the main hall and wait for some time. After you hear the announcement of our flight you will proceed to the helipad area. After the airport tower gives a signal for flying then you will enter the helicopter with excitement. Your captain will give you a short safety briefing.

7:30 AM: Fly to Lukla airport

Everest Base camp helicopter flight begins around 7:30 am then we will start flying toward the east in the Mahalangur Himalayan range. If the weather is clear and the visibility is good we can see the majestic views of Mt. Manaslu on the far west, with Mt, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Dorje Lakpa. During the flight, you will not only be treated to the view of Everest but also you will witness a wide panoramic view of the mountain ranges.

From the top, you can see the bird's view of the lush green forest, rhododendron forest, pines, and fir trees facing clusters of village homes and fields which will draw your attention. The scenery of the big rivers flowing and the beautifully diverse landscape will compel you to capture the image in your camera. 

After about 15 minutes of flying east, the helicopter offers grand views of Mt. Gaurishankar and Melung-Tse peaks, which mark the border between Nepal and Tibet. Mt. Gaurishankar is special because it is considered a holy mountain and it's where Nepal Standard Time and Greenwich Time Meridian meet.

As the helicopter passes over the Lamjura-La high ridge at 3,500 meters (11,000 feet), you can catch a quick glimpse of Mt. Everest and Lhotse, giving you the chance to take some incredible pictures. Then, the helicopter slowly heads north to land at Lukla town's Tenzing and Hillary Airport, which sits at 2,800 meters high. 

Due to its unique mountainous airstrip known for its landing and take-off challenges, this airport is famous worldwide as a world-dangerous airport. But you don’t have to worry, the helicopter will make a safe and smooth landing, adding to the charm of the flight.

7:40 AM- 11 AM: Refuelling and flying over Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar and Land in Everest View Hotel

After spending a few minutes in the Lukla airport we will tighten your belt for a close view of the highest peak in the world, Everest. While flying over Thukla, you see Cho-La pass on the left side, and on the right side, you'll spot Lobuche Peak and a small village called Lobuche with some places to stay nearby.

Further flying in the distance we will start to see the giant peak of Mt. Pumori. Then we will go over the Khumbu glacier and reach Gorakshep, which is the last village before the base camp. 

Continue to fly over the Everest Base Camp, where you can see the trekking and expeditions group. There is no landing pad in the base camp because of the continuous movement of the glacier. But we will still fly over it so you can get a good view. Instead, we will land at the Kala Patthar near Gorak Shep at above 5,180 m high. 

It will be our first landing In front of the world's highest peak Mt Everest. Kala Patthar is the vantage point for the sunrise and sunset view of Everest. In the early morning when the rays of the sunlight striking the Peak of the Everest turn golden, this pure magical conversion of the peak is hard to describe in words. 

You will love the beauty of amazing nature. From the Kala Patthar viewpoint, you can see more big mountains like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Changtse, and Mt. Pumori. You will also get a magical view of the Mahalangur range. It will give you a feeling like looking at a painting of amazing mountains.

Then while flying around 17000 m you will see Everest from the close along with other towering mountains like Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Khumbutse, and Pumori. This will be one of the best moments of your life.

It makes you feel like heaven on earth. Take enough photos and create memories that you will cherish for your lifetime. After that, we will fly to Everest View Hotel for Breakfast where you can have a delicious breakfast with a backdrop of 360 mountain views.

12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Fly back from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu

After completing your dream of seeing Everest, we will return to the city. Keeping all the memories that we made during the trip we will say goodbye to the mountain by looking for one last time.

1:00 PM-2:00 PM: Drive Back to your hotel/ Thamel. Good Bye and Departure

After you land in the TIA airport our staff will be there to pick you up and transfer you to the hotel.

Beyond the Base Camp: Exploring the Add-Ons

Nepal trekking Routes have been organizing the luxury Helicopter tour successfully over a long period. Our team is highly experienced and can be your perfect helicopter tour partner. The safety of our clients is our top priority and we promise to deliver excellent service for our customers. Let’s see what you can expect when you choose us.

Customise itinerary: We have professionally designed the itinerary tour around various destinations around the mountain region. However, we offer the facilities to our clients to customize the itinerary according to your desire and preferences that suit you. Our team will closely work with you to create a personalized itinerary that perfectly suits your interests and schedule.

Tour Extension: After the completion of the Everest Base camp helicopter tour if you are interested in extending your tour then it is also possible. You can extend your helicopter tour to explore additional breathtaking valleys in Nepal, including Pokhara, Langtang, Upper Mustang, Rara Lake, and Kanchenjunga region. 

Apart from the Heli tour, you can also go sightseeing in Chitwan National Park, Kathmandu Heritage Tour, and Pokhara Tour. You can even do short and easy treks like the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Panchase Trek, Ghandruk Trek, Langtang Trek, Helambu Trek and many more. You will have unlimited choice to add a side trip to make your journey more adventurous and memorable.

Unparalleled Convenience: Our helicopter service will make it easy for you to reach remote areas without having the difficulties of doing the long trek. Your precious time will be saved as you will bypass the traditional trekking routes.

Our expert guide will tell you interesting facts and stories while you are flying high above the sky. This will help you to understand more about the cool palace, make your journey more fun, and help you to understand more about Nepal.

Private landing: For those who wish to escape the crowd and make their private landing, we offer exclusive access to private landing zones to ensure that you will get a more personalized experience.

Spectacular Views: You can experience the breathtaking views of spectacular mountains and beautiful landscapes from the comfort of your seat. Our carefully crafted routes ensure that you witness the most awe-inspiring sights through the windows without obstruction, providing unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

Everest Base Camp

Best Price: Our prices for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour are the best you will find among other travel companies in Nepal. Additionally, there will be no hidden fees.

we do have another package that includes both a trek and helicopter tour which is the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return which is one of the renowned treks that gives you the pleasure of both trekking and Ariel view of Mount Everest.

Planning Your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Booking Policy

Before booking the package read the itinerary well, trip facts, terms, and conditions, and what will be included and not included in the package. After that you can fill out the form for the related package then you can send a copy of the digitally scanned passport. You need to pay in advance for booking. The total cost of the package is already in the US dollar. 

You can convert the dollar into your currency. You need to pay us 30% of the total package to confirm the booking as we need this to make arrangements for the trip. After you pay the advance we will send you the confirmation letter through the mail. The remaining 70% amount you can pay after you arrive in Nepal when we will do a pre-meeting in our office. If you wish to make the total payment in advance it is also possible.

The payment method is easy. You can find the account number of our company on our website. We accept international bank transfers or you can use a credit card, master card, or Visa card for the payment. You can also pay in cash or cheque. While making the payment if any error or issue arises then our company will not be responsible for that. Also, you will be fully responsible for the bank charge while making the payment.

Note: Before you start the Everest base camp helicopter tour you need to clear all your due amount. If you need any assistance for booking then we are available 24/hour for your service. You can call or WhatsApp us anytime.

For Cancelation

Even though we don’t want this to happen, sometimes unforeseen events can lead to trip cancellations. Similarly, the company may also need to cancel or postpone trips due to reasons like political unrest, weather issues, riots, or natural disasters, without prior notice.

  • If the trip is canceled due to weather conditions, you'll receive a 100% refund.
  • Any further cancellation charges depend on when we acknowledge your cancellation request.
  • If you cancel the tour after it has begun, no refund will be issued.
  • If the Company cancels the tour, you can opt to receive a refund for the package cost or choose to postpone the trip.

 Frequently asked questions(FAQs)

Do I need to bring any gear and equipment for the Everest Base camp helicopter tour?

No, you don’t have to bring any gear and equipment for the Everest Base camp helicopter tour. During this trek, you will not go hiking or trekking. You will explore the stunning view directly from the base camp or kala patthar.

What is included in this Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour?

  • Private transportation from Hotel to Airport and Airport to Hotel
  • Helicopter flight to Everest base camp on private as well as sharing(five Pax Maximum) and Helicopter flight back to Kathmandu.
  • Helicopter flyover to Kalapatthar, Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Icefall, and Khumbu Glacier and then fly back to Everest View Hotel for 1 Hour to 1hr 15 Minutes for Breakfast
  • Oxygen cylinder and other Necessary things for emergency use.
  • Service charge

Is it possible for solo travelers to join a group?

Yes, if you are a solo traveler and seeking to enjoy this thrilling helicopter flight then we will arrange the seat for you with another group.

Can we take kids and elderly people on this Everest Base Camp helicopter tour?

This luxury Everest base camp helicopter tour is suitable for the whole family including children and elderly people.

How safe is the Everest base camp helicopter tour?

All the pilots who are flying the helicopter here are professionals and experts in this business. They have been doing this for a long period and have successfully given service to customers worldwide. Pilots are well-prepared for emergencies and well-trained with medical knowledge.

What is the weight limit for passengers on the tour?

Yes, for safety reasons, your weight will be checked before the flight. The weight limit for passengers is between 100 kg and 113kg. If you exceed this limit, you will need to pay an extra fee, and you will be assigned to an additional seat.

What to wear for the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour?

You need to wear warm clothes to protect you from the cold at high altitudes. Also, wear comfortable shoes and don’t forget to carry sunglasses and sunscreen to protect you from the sun.

When is the best time to do the helicopter tour?

The perfect time for the helicopter tour is during the month of the Spring (March to May) and the Autumn(September to November) season. During these seasons a clear view of the sky and less chance of rainfall you can get stunning views and enjoy your trip to the fullest.

Final Say

Imagine flying above the world's highest mountain in the world and witnessing the majestic landscape and mountain from close. This unique and thrilling experience will always remain in your memory forever. The story you will share with friends and family after returning home will not only make you proud but also give you a sense of accomplishment.

Needless to say, this trek is suitable for all ages, it is a great way to explore the pure magic of nature. Don’t miss the opportunity! Hurry up and grab your seat today as there are limited seats available for this luxury tour. Book now to join us and get ready for this extraordinary adventure.

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Shailesh

Shailesh Pokharel is young tourism entrepreneur as well as passionate traveler writer, who thrives on meeting new people and exploring the world. I love to share Captivating stories and insights from my global adventure inspiring other to embark on their own journey. Through my blog and travel service I will brings to life the diverse cultures, landscapes and experience I encounters making accessible and exiting for my reader and clients.

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