Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing - 1 Day

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
At a Glance
Duration1 Days
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude5,644 m at Kala Patthar
Group Size1-5
Travel StyleHeli Tour
Best TimeSpring & Autumn

An Everest Base Camp Helicopter with a landing is an exhilarating adventure in just one day, giving access to the major highlights that Everest has to offer in just one day. In fact, it is the most luxurious way to experience the tallest mountain in the world, Mt.Everest (8,848m), at its foot at an altitude of 5,364 m (17,598 ft), instead of trekking for 14 days to the Everest Base Camp, which may not be suitable for specially-abled or elderly individuals.

This one-day tour to the Everest Base Camp on helicopter landing is a unique approach to appreciating the natural paradise of the Nepalese Himalayas and its infamous vantage point called Kala Patthar, guided by well-versed local Sherpa guides and helicopter pilots, ensuring a first-hand majestic experience to reminisce, smile, and boast about amidst the tranquility of the surrounding peaks such as Nuptse, Lhotse, Khumbutse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, etc.

Typically commencing from the hustling and bustling Kathmandu, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing takes you at first to one of the most adventurous airports in the globe. Lukla remarked on its comparatively short and sloped runway, adding much to its conquering sense, and then gradually to Kala Patthar, catching the expansive sight of the Everest Base Camp, eventually landing at the viewpoint with more exclusive scenery of Everest Peak itself amidst several snow-capped mountain ranges. 

Hence the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Touring with landing is one of those adventurous flights over to the Everest region, ensuring the most convenient yet unique perspective on the astonishing landmarks soaring above the rugged terrain with awe-inspiring views of whitewashed mountain ranges, deep rivers, and lake valleys, and remote villages nestled amidst the heart of the Himalayas to step out and at least once experience the journey. 


  • A blissful adventurous journey to the Everest Base Camp directly from the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. 
  • Get to fly over four of the most iconic highlights of the Everest region: Lukla, Everest View Hotel, Everest Base Camp, and Kala Patthar.
  • Experience the top of the world, Everest, within the time period of one day.
  • Relish the incredible aerial sight of the Khumbu glaciers and some of the highest mountain ranges, including Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and others.
  • Stunning views of the green alpine woodlands of pine, rhododendron, oak, and fir.

What to expect at the Helicopter Tour to the Everest Base Camp with landing?

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing is one of the best-selling pleasurable and equally adventurous Himalayan expeditions, offering a combined plethora of highlights of the Everest Trekking region coming together to create an everlasting experience for you filled with extraordinary scenery, thrilling moments, and a sense of true connection to the grandeur of the Himalayas. 

This one-day helicopter tour is the ultimate opportunity to witness the majesty of the Everest Himalayas up close and delve into the memories that will last forever, engraved in your heart and soul to look forward to:

The spectacular aerial views from Helicopter 

As you ascend in the helicopter during an Everest Base Camp one-day landing tour, you'll retreat to the mythical views of the snow-clad summits of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many other unnamed ranges unfolding their mystery before your eyes stretch as far as you can see along with the rugged beauty of the glacial valleys and deep ravines, the Khumbu glacier, and fascinating glimpses of the remote mountain villages adding to the dramatic scenery of the Himalayas. 

Further, the helicopter tour to the Everest Base Camp lets you catch a unique bird-eye view of the entire top of the earth, Mt. Everest (8,848m), and its base camp at an elevation of 5,364 m/17,598 ft, marked by the vibrant prayer flags and tents of the trekkers and mountaineers looking forward to summiting the peak itself, especially during the peak trek and climbing seasons of spring and autumn. 

Landing at the Everest Base Camp

Have you ever imagined what it would be like when you got to embark on the land dominated by the highest mountain in the world? Yes, exactly the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing is such an iconic dream come true journey that leaves an everlasting impression, whether you are a seasoned climber or a novice steeping to the Himalayas for the very first time. 

It will be thrilling to get to land near the Everest Base Camp normally at the famous viewpoint of the Everest region, Kala Patthar, and soak yourself around the area, appreciating the vast panoramic peaks, the Khumbu glacier, the lush river valleys below, and many more in the utmost tranquil setting, untouched by the haphazardous way of modern life, being in one of the most substantial landmarks of the Everest/Khumbu region. 

The most safest and comfortable way to discover the Everest region

Unlike trekking or hiking to Everest Base Camp, which requires a certain level of physical fitness and acclimatization for several days of high altitude journey having to encounter several steep ascents and descents on rugged trails, the helicopter tour with landing is accessible to a wide range of adventurous spirits of all fitness levels and ages without any need for extensive preparation or training, saving you from numerous days of physical excretion and the risk of altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness, allowing you to reach the Everest Base Camp and even return back to Kathmandu in a matter of hours. 

Moreover, the helicopter tours to the Everest Base Camp are generally operated by experts in the fields well trained in navigating the mountainous terrain, varying weather conditions of the Everest region, and other possible unfavorable encounters. You would usually be provided with comfortable seating and large windows, giving you access to an unobstructed view of the Himalayas, followed by customizable itineraries that can be rescheduled or postponed if weather conditions do not permit on that particular day. 

Unbelievable close-up views of the Himalayan Peaks

Amazingly, the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp with landing gives you access to that part of the Everest Himalayan giants that may have been hidden from the rest of the world, as the helicopter allows you a profound sense of awe and reverence, taking you as close to some of the largest peaks globally as possible, which is nothing short of magical and a newfound appreciation for the natural wonders of the world. 

The prominent snow-capped Himalayan peaks include Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Cho Oyu relish the complete 360-degree look out at these usually snowy mountain giants as you encircle around these peaks in a helicopter to fully admire the grandeur that continues even upon landing at various notable vantage points such as the Everest View Hotel or Kongde Resort, Kala Patthar, along with the foot of Everest itself at its base camp.

The natural paradise for photography

Like any other Himalayan region of Nepal, the Everest trekking region also features ever-changing lights casting mesmerizing hues and shadows on the landscapes filled with not just the sky preaching mountain peaks but also verdant forests, tranquil lakes, rugged terrain, and several tiny yet picturesque valleys with various aesthetic appeals, while the comparatively harsh and extreme condition of the higher Himalayas has endless possibilities for composition, uniqueness, and compelling shots to must take during the helicopter tour to the Everest Base Camp with Landing. 

One very fortunate day from various vantage points and heights, visitors even might get to capture the elusive Himalayan Tahrs, musk deer, red panda, and other various species of birds in the camera lens, let alone the climbers battling the weather in Everest Base Camp that can change anytime, adding much to the depth of your photographs during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. Landing at least four of the major highlights of the Everest region is a Disney land for every photography enthusiast. 

One-day itinerary for Helicopter tour with landing at the Everest Base Camp

The one-day itinerary for touring the Everest Base Camp with heli landing begins early in the morning with boarding a first flight to Lukla and then simultaneously to the famous vantage point of the Everest region in Kala Patthar, flying over the Everest Base Camp. Thereafter, the returning flight to Kathmandu will initiate taking breakfast at the Everest View Hotel or Kongde Resort, depending on the traffic of the day.

Nonetheless, you would have already made it a final call to Kathmandu by afternoon to enjoy the pleasing stroll in the vibrant and chaotic tourist hub of the country, Thamel, which definitely has something to take home as a memory. While it is being said, it is worth noting that this itinerary can be customized as per your needs and preferences, and you can also observe changes on the way depending upon the weather and air traffic of the day. 

Cost for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing

Like any other Himalayan expedition in the Nepalese Himalayas, such as the Tsum Valley Trekking, Annapurna Base Camp Expedition, or the trekking journey to the Everest Base Camp itself, the cost of day helicopter touring to the Everest Base Camp with landing also varies depending upon various factors such as the type of tour operator you have picked, the number of passengers, the season of visit, and others, which tends to relatively cost you slightly more onboarding for a private tour than in a group and customized helicopter tour that can typically vary anywhere from USD 1,000 per person to USD 10,000 or more.


5:30 am to 6:30 am: Drive from the hotel to Tribhuvan Airport  (Domestic Terminal) and fly to Lukla

Early in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport to board the helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp as per schedule. 

6:30 am to 7:30 am: Last hour preparation for helicopter boarding

On arriving at the airport, your professional guide will help you check the necessary documents and packing to officially begin departing to the Everest region. 

7:30 am to 8:30 am: Fly to Lukla Airport

Now begins the adventurous helicopter tour to the Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu that provides with you the incredible scene right from the flight, including the breathtakingly varying landscapes of Nepal characterized by panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, green valleys, and typical mountain dwellings below. 

After flying for around 30 minutes from Kathmandu, the flight takes a break at Lukla airport for refueling and continue the adventure. 

8:30 am to 9:15 am: Fly from Lukla to Kala Patthar above Everest Base Camp

The second stage of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour begins as you finally get to see the base camp of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest in Nepal, delving into the amazing vistas of the Khumbu glacier, followed by Everest Himalalays such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Pumori, and several others landing at Kala Patthar to embrace the closet view of Mt. Everest.

9:15 am to 10:15 am: Kala Patthar to Everest View or Kongde Resort in Helicopter

Everest View Hotel is one of the highly elevated hotels in the Everest region, granting visitors complete vistas of the entire Everet mountains to relish while grabbing the much-needed breakfast. The same goes for Kongde Resort, which serves as the best alternative to return from Kala Patthar and relax before taking a return flight to Kathmandu.

10:15 am to 11:45 am: Everest View Hotel or Kongde Resort to the TIA in Kathmandu and transport to Hotel

You will get to admire the early morning Himalayan scenery one more time as you fly back towards the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, at the domestic terminal of TIA. Ammonite Adventures and Treks airport representative will pick you up from there and drive you to your hotel in Kathmandu by afternoon so you can later get some souvenirs to take home.

Trip Service Details
  • Private transportation to and from the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
  • More personalized helicopter flights to the Everest Base Camp and return to Kathmandu (not more than five people).
  • Thrilling helicopter flyover to Kala Pathhar, Khumbu Icefall, Everest View Hotel, or Kongde, including the Everest Base Camp Area, with landing.
  • Delicious breakfast at the Everest View Hotel or Kongde.
  • Necessary oxygen cylinder and all the emergency supplies.
  • All the service fees are regulated by the company, etc. 
  • Food, drinks, and other personal expenses during the trip.
  • Extra personal gear and a down jacket.
  • Tips and donations made on the route.
  • TIA terminal charge usually costing NPR 500.
  • 4% of bank service charges on card payments. 
Dates & Availability
Starts:June 03, 2024Ends:June 03, 2024
Starts:June 30, 2024Ends:June 30, 2024
Additional Info

When is the best time for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing?

Although the autumn and spring seasons are noted for comparatively more favorable weather for the helicopter tour, the best time for you largely depends on your personal liking, schedule, and the kind of service you are looking to see and experience during the helicopter journey to the Everest Base Camp. 

What should you pack for the helicopter tour to the Everest Base Camp upon landing?

For the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing, it is crucial to pack lightly as space may be limited onboard, including only those, which is necessary considering the mountainous weather that can change from a bright, shiny day to cloudy weather in a time span of minutes. Here are some must-pack things to provide you with ease in deciding what to include:

  • A daypack or small backpack to carry your essential travel documentation and identification.
  • Extra layers of clothing include an insulated jacket, a down jacket, fleece or thermal layers, a hat, gloves, a scarf, etc. 
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and lip balm to keep yourself protected from UV rays. 
  • A few bottles of water and some snacks. 
  • Camera and mobile phones to capture the moments in photographs. 
  • Lastly, if you are looking forward to visiting local villages and religious sites with pairs of respectful attires and others, 

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing?

The helicopter tour to the Everest Base Camp is generally considered an easy Himalayan experience, with the primary concern being potential motion sickness during the flight, which caters to a wide array of adventurers across the globe, especially the best alternative to experience the tranquility of the Everest region for specially-abled individuals, families with children, and elderly members who might not prefer and be physically and mentally prepared for a series of long Himalayan expeditions to arrive at the Everest Base Camp. 

Do you need permits for a one-day helicopter tour to the Everest Base Camp?

No, as you will not be trekking even for an hour on foot to the Everest Base Camp. Typically, you won’t need some of the essential permits, such as the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card, the Sagarmatha National Park permit, or others. However, helicopter operators must obtain flight permissions and clearances from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN). 

Ammonite Adventures and Treks is one of the leading travel, tour, and trek operators locally based in the heart of Nepal, Kathmandu, Thamel, organizing top-notch safe and government-authorized helicopter tours all over the Himalayas of the country, including to the Everest Base Camp. 

Why go for an Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing only with with professional guide?

Government-registered mountain guides are trained and well versed in leading all sorts of tours in the Everest region and can manage and handle all the logistical aspects of the journey, including the arrangements of the compulsory permits, coordination with the helicopter operators, and others, having collected in-depth knowledge of the local terrain, weather conditions, and cultural factors, ensuring a seamless, enriching, and safe experience. 

Hence, it is advisable to commence the one-day helicopter tour of the Everest Base Camp with experts in fields such as Ammonite Adventures and Treks so you can make the most of your Himalayan expedition. Contact us now for a gratifying journey to the Himalayas, whether you are seeking the demanding Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking, 14-Day Everest Base Camp Hiking within the Everest region or the Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp Expedition, or other destinations.


Yes, although it apparently is a costly method to do the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing, you can easily charter a private helicopter for the day that you can share with your friends and family if you wish to.

To book this awesome one-day tour to the Everest Base Camp, you can contact any of the reputed tour operators in Nepal, including Ammonite Adventures and Treks Pvt. Ltd.

It is because you will have skipped several days of acclimatization and directly headed to the higher altitude in the harsh environmental conditions, exposing you to the risk of acute mountain sickness or altitude sickness. It is not good to spend more time at Kala Patthar during the one-day heli journey to the Everest Base Camp.

Yes, you can cancel the helicopter trip anytime; however, if it is made by you, a 30% cancellation or more will be applicable. In case of bad weather or any other unavoidable unforeseen circumstances, the tour operator generally offers a refund or a similar alternative tour.

Delightfully, anyone can go for the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, with landing being the best option for those who have limited stays in Nepal, while pregnant women and individuals who have undergone any surgeries are advised to consult with concerned health workers.