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Everest Heli Tour

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USD $ 1,250 per person
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2 - 2 $2,500
3 - 3 $1,650
4 - 4 $1,250

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Karhmandu- Lukla-Everest Base Camp- Everest View Hotel-Lukla-Kathmandu


  • Enjoy the adventure in the comfort of a chopper with delightful moments.
  • Sweeping panorama of Himalayan range of peaks from the start to an end.
  • Closest looks of majestic Mt. Everest standing beneath high Kalapathar hill.
  • Exciting scenic and joy ridge flying close within towering Himalayan peaks.
  • Jaw dropping views of Mt. Everest with grand vista of dramatic landscapes


Everest Heli Tour is another way of enjoying as well as being close to the world's highest Mt. Everest. A marvelous experience flying high above the beautiful countryside of Nepal, facing tiers of green hills and verdant valleys. 

Overlooking the grand vista of the Himalayan chain of peaks with the world’s famous and tallest mountain range. This could be the ever-exciting moment for some interested visitors to Nepal joining for Everest Heli Tour.

The Heli Tour 3 to 4 hours, is the fastest and quickest means to enjoy the stunning Himalayas. As well as the picturesque landscapes flying above the Himalayan blue sky, swirling high in the comfort of a Helicopter.

Everest Heli Tour is the best way to catch glimpse of the Himalayan range of peaks with Mt. Everest. Where most trekkers walk, for more than ten days for closet views of Mt. Everest. While Heli Tours cover a short distance of time, in comparison to adventurous long treks.

The mass flow of visitors in Nepal is for trekking and mountaineering, besides other various adventure sports activities. The country is famous for short and long adventures from the Far East to the Western end of the Nepal Himalayas.

Everest Heli Tour is a great opportunity for people having limited holidays in Nepal, and with dreams; to catch glimpse of Mt. Everest.
Treklanders Adventures will fulfill your wish, joining us for the flight to enchantment in Everest Heli Tour.  
In the past few decades, the Helicopter Tour around the Nepalese Himalayan blue sky is gaining more popularity. Among all types of visitors from a family with young kids to elderly people, without the effort of walking ups and downs. 

Everest Heli Tour, besides views of Mt. Everest, the flight provides a great experience of the Himalayan country's dramatic landscapes. 
So just enjoy the magnificent mountain flight, facing unparalleled views of the Himalayas with fascinating moments on Everest Heli Tour.

Important Note

Short Tour Profile:
Tour Grade:                  Leisure with short moderate walks.
Tour Areas:                   Far North Mid-East around Khumbu, Everest region.
Activities:                      Drives, scenic flight with short walks for exciting views.
Tour duration:              Minimum of 03 to Maximum of 04 hours with stops.
Maximum Height:       On landing below Kalapathar Hill 5,250 m /17,224 feet.
Type of Helicopter:     AS 350 B series of helicopters of Euro-Copter, France 
                                        popular world-wide and Ecureuil model or similar types.  
Stops and Landing:     Lukla, Everest View Hotel for breakfast, refreshment, 
                                        the main stop at the upper base of Kalapathar Hill. 
Maximum Seating:      4-5 passengers with spacious wide seating beside pilot.

Best Seasons for Everest Heli Tour:
The best season for all trip and tour in Nepal, is nearly all year round, except the monsoon wet rainy months of mid-June to August. Where spring season from March to May are the most preferable times for visiting Nepal and all around the Himalayas.

The next best time is autumn / fall from September to November, as well around winter season during Christmas and New Year Holiday also. Most days are clear but cold morning and nights, days are short due to sun-light hours. 

Trip Itinerary

Flight time from 7 a.m. not later than 8 a.m. Hours of Flight 3-4 hours with a short stop in Lukla. Kalapathar base time permitting in Everest View Hotel. If the passengers are of maximum capacity might lead to shuttling a few passengers up and down from the Pheriche settlement. Due to air pressure and altitude wise, and for safety precautions. Helicopters do not land at Everest base camp, following the norms of Eco-Tourism and Responsible Tourism. The sound of the engine might disturb the fragile ecology of the surroundings, and might cause rock falls or avalanches. The other reason it is not safe to land at Everest Base Camp.

The ground is filled with rocky moraine and glaciers and not enough flat space for Helipad. No permanent Helipad exists at Everest Base Camp due movement of glaciers, avalanches, and rock falls.

The best and perfect is landing below Kalapathar Hill on a wide hard grassy field. Offers excellent close views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, and Lhotse with arrays of giant towering peaks. The exact spot where the world environment meeting was held by Nepal Government top officials on December 4th, 2009. The world's highest meeting ever took place with a close backdrop of Mt. Everest.

By 6 a.m. our staff with receive you at the hotel, for the short transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport. After checking in through security, and reaching the Helipad, the pilot and airline greet you. Introduction and short briefing from the pilot, the captain of the chopper, and then board on a spacious seat.

As the Heli lifts off, enjoy the grand views of Kathmandu city and the valley enjoy more grand scenery. Overlooking a 360 ° wide panorama of Himalayan peaks, the Heli diverts east heading beyond Kathmandu Valley. Enjoying lovely views of the country’s landscapes with an unparalleled mountain range, then the pilot makes a short landing.

Besides the main airfield of Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary Airport for a brief stop to drop the fuel for the return journey. As well as to make the engine lighter, then heading off high above Dudh Koshi River Valley. Flying above the famed Namche Bazaar and the beautiful spot of Tengboche Monastery, then the chopper diverts north towards Everest base camp. The pilot makes a swift round of the Everest base camp, providing the passengers with a glimpse of the Everest base camp.

The Heli makes a safe landing below the rocky high hill of Kalapathar and enjoys the spectacular panorama of surrounding peaks. Facing the closest looks of Mt. Everest, with ample time to catch the views in your camera. Then flying back to Lukla for a brief stop above Namche Bazaar at Everest View Hotel for refreshments or breakfast. The flight continues after refilling the fuel at Lukla and then back to Kathmandu. After a glorious refreshing adventure on Everest Heli Tour.

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  • Private transportation hotel / airport / hotel.
  • Comprehensive medical kits and portable oxygen on request, but most helicopter carries a small oxygen cylinder for emergency purpose.
  • Helicopter fare as per the number of passengers.

Doesn't Include

  • Nepal Visa-Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks including breakfast at Everest View Hotel.
  • Personal gear and medical kit.

Frequently Asked Questions

The air distance from Kathmandu is approx. 160 k.m. / 100 miles to Mt. Everest and the base camp. Takes more than little one hour with stops to reach near Everest base camp.

Depending upon the seasons, but mostly for all seasons carry a light day pack with necessary items for the morning trip. Wearing warm clothes, down jacket, sun hat and woolen tops, scarf, sun-glass and sun-blocks. On higher altitude the sun is bright with strong UV, needs protection against the bright sunlight. 

Wearing boots, or sport shoes, might need to walk for short distance like at Kalapathar hill bottom and at Everest View Hotel. As well some money for refreshment drinks and breakfast at Everest View Hotel.  

Mt. Everest straddles the border with Nepal and Tibet / China, the southern Face known as South Col is in Khumbu-Nepal. The North Face located in Rongbuk, Tibet-China. 

The present official and standard height as agreed by both Nepal and China is 8,848.86 m or 29, 031.7 feet. From the previous height of 8,848 m, increase of 0.86 m, but some guide books and maps mentions at 8,849 m. 

Yes you can carry a packed breakfast, but it will be cold to consume but can carry with you. Enjoy the breakfast wherever the landing spot is on the tour. The price for set breakfast at Everest View Hotel is about US$ 40 per person. 

Nearly all year round on a clear morning for views and safe flight. Except for the monsoon wet times of mid-June to August. The best is spring from March to May and autumn / fall starts from September to November. Interested people can enjoy the joy ride during winter times of December till February. But can be very cold in the morning, however most days are fine with sunshine. 

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