Trip Duration

1 Day

Trip Grade


Highest Altitude

Kalapatthar (5,545 m / 18,192 ft)





Group Size

Max. 5 persons

Best Season

Mar-May & Sep-Nov

Everest Helicopter Tour – 1 Day Brief Insight

Do you want to experience Mount Everest’s grandeur and the breathtaking Himalayan vistas in a way that is quick, exciting, and unforgettable? Look no further than the Everest Helicopter Tour!

This tour package, provided by Glorious Eco Trek Nepal, allows you the extraordinary opportunity to soar over some of the most stunning natural wonders in the world, including the snow-covered Himalayan peaks, the enormous glaciers of the Khumbu region, and the lovely valleys and towns of Nepal.

Throughout this one-day tour, you will hop on a modern and cozy helicopter and depart from Kathmandu. You will be taken on a breathtaking trip over the Himalayas and toward Mount Everest as you soar through the air. Along the way, you will be awe-struck by the stunning views of iconic peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu, as well as the magnificent Khumbu Icefall and the sparkling blue waters of Gokyo Lakes.

Why Choose the Everest Helicopter Tour?

One of the key advantages of the Everest Helicopter Tour is that it’s suitable for adventurers of all ages, making it a fantastic option for families or groups with varied fitness levels. Compared to a multi-day trek, this tour not only offers you breathtaking vistas but also saves time and effort.

Additionally, taking a helicopter ride offers a whole new level of comfort and convenience because you can escape the region’s typical difficult terrain and unpredictably bad weather.

With Glorious Eco Trek’s expert guides and state-of-the-art equipment, you can rest assured that your safety and comfort are top priorities throughout the tour. So why wait? Book your Everest Helicopter Tour – 1 Day today and discover the beauty of the Himalayas like never before!

Highlights of Everest Helicopter Tour – 1 Day

  • Sensational aerial views of Mount Everest and other iconic Himalayan peaks, including Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.
  • Scenic flight over the Khumbu region’s sprawling glaciers, picturesque valleys, and charming villages.
  • Opportunity to see the Khumbu Icefall, one of the most challenging and dangerous sections of the Everest climbing route.
  • Comfortable and convenient travel via a modern helicopter, offering a smooth and hassle-free way to explore the Himalayas.
  • Appropriate for adventurers of all ages, providing a fantastic option for families or groups with varied fitness levels.
  • Time-saving compared to multi-day treks, allowing you to experience the beauty of the mountains in just one day.
  • Expert guides and top-of-the-line equipment from Glorious Eco Trek, ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the tour.

Detailed Itinerary

Setting up and getting ready for your scheduled flight

Good morning! You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to Tribhuvan International Airport for a planned helicopter ride. This will be the start of your exciting journey to visit Everest Base Camp. Just relax and prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience.

Before you embark on your exciting heli ride to Lukla, you will have some time at the airport to finalize your preparations. This is the perfect opportunity to double-check everything, get your gear ready, and ask any remaining questions you may have.

[Just a heads up that flight delays are possible due to weather conditions, air traffic control, and unexpected situations. We always aim to keep to our schedules, but sometimes these circumstances are beyond our control and can cause delays.]

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla

The Everest Helicopter Tour begins with a thrilling helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla, which takes approximately 45 minutes. During the journey, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking views of the stunning landscapes below.

Upon arrival in Lukla, there will be a brief pause for refueling. Lukla is a small town located in the Solukhumbu District of the Khumbu region in Nepal. It is most well-known for being the starting point for many trekkers and mountaineers who are heading towards Mount Everest. The town is also home to the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, which is considered to be one of the most dangerous airports in the world.

After the refueling, the helicopter will continue its journey towards Kalapatthar, which is the tour’s main highlight

Lukla to Kalapatthar

After the brief stop in Lukla, the Everest Helicopter Tour continues with a mesmerizing helicopter ride from Lukla to Kalapatthar. The journey provides stunning views of the Himalayan range that are truly breathtaking.

Upon arrival at Kalapatthar, the helicopter will make a quick landing, and you will have the opportunity to step out and take in the incredible scenery. This is your moment to experience the beauty of the Himalayan mountains up close and personal.

Kalapatthar is a famous landmark situated at an elevation of 5,545 meters (18,192 ft) above sea level. It offers a spectacular panoramic view of the mountains, such as Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Pumori (7,161 m), Changtse (7,543 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), including Mount Everest, which is the highest mountain in the world.

It is truly an unforgettable experience that will leave you in awe of the world’s natural beauty.

Kalapatthar to Everest Base Camp to Everest View Hotel

After having a wondrous moment at Kalapatthar, the Everest Helicopter Tour continues with a thrilling flyover to the Everest Base Camp. You will get stunning views of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, as well as other nearby peaks during this section of the tour.

After the flyover, the helicopter will land at the Everest View Hotel at Syanboche. The hotel is well known for its beautiful views of the Himalayas and is situated at 3,880 meters (12,730 feet).

The Everest View Hotel was established in 1971 and was the first luxury hotel to be built in the region. The hotel’s prime location offers some of the most stunning views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks.

You can take in the views from the hotel’s terrace while enjoying some refreshments. This is an excellent opportunity to relax and soak in the beauty of the Himalayas.

Syangboche to Lukla

After enjoying the stunning views of the Himalayas from the Everest View Hotel at Syangboche, the Everest Helicopter Tour continues with a flyover to Lukla. During this part of the tour, you will be able to see more of the breathtaking landscapes of Nepal from the air once again.

Upon arrival in Lukla, there will be a brief pause for refueling. This is a necessary stop to ensure the helicopter has enough fuel for the rest of the journey back to Kathmandu.

Lukla to Kathmandu

After the refueling stop, you will board the helicopter again and continue your journey back to Kathmandu, filled with unforgettable memories of the majestic Himalayan mountains.

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Best Time to Go for Everest Helicopter Tour

The best time to go for the Everest Helicopter Tour is during autumn, which starts from September to November. The weather is clear and stable this season, with mild temperatures and low rainfall. The skies are usually blue and the visibility is excellent, offering a perfect view of the mountains and landscapes.

Moreover, the autumn season is also the peak tourist season in Nepal, as it coincides with several festivals and events, such as Dashain and Tihar. Therefore, booking the tour in advance is recommended to avoid the crowds and ensure availability.

The Spring Season for Everest Helicopter Tour

The spring season, from March to May, is also a good time to go for the Everest Helicopter Tour. During this season, the weather is mild and stable, with clear skies and low rainfall. The temperature is also warmer than in autumn, making it a pleasant time for outdoor activities.

The spring season is also the season for blooming flowers and rhododendrons, which adds colour and beauty to the landscapes. However, visibility can sometimes be affected by dust and haze, which may obscure the view of the mountains.

The Winter and Summer Seasons for Everest Helicopter Tour

The winter season, from December to February, and the summer season, from June to August, are not recommended for the Everest Helicopter Tour. During the winter season, the weather is harsh and unpredictable, with frequent snowfalls and low temperatures. The visibility is also poor, with cloudy and foggy skies.

Flight Information

Flight information is an essential part of the Everest Helicopter Tour experience. The flight typically departs from Tribhuvan International Airport’s domestic terminal in Kathmandu and travels an hour to reach the Everest region.

Passengers can relish in panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains during the flight, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and others. Additionally, guests fly over Nepal’s picturesque villages and stunning landscapes.

The Lukla, Kalapatthar, and Everest View Hotel are all stops on the Everest Helicopter Tour. Passengers can take in the breathtaking views of the tallest mountain in the world and capture them on camera during the landing.

The tour package and the weather could affect the flight’s duration and landing time. Before the tour, the tour operator will give its customers comprehensive flight information and a timetable, as Glorious Eco Trek Nepal does.

It is crucial to keep in mind that the weather can affect the journey to the Everest region, resulting in flight cancellations or delays. As a result, it is suggested that you plan for one or two extra days.

Safety Measures and Precautions

Safety is of the foremost importance when it comes to the Everest Helicopter Tour. A trustworthy travel company, Glorious Eco Trek Nepal, takes this seriously and offers their customers a variety of safety measures and protections.

Glorious Eco Trek Nepal ensures everyone is aware of the safety precautions, such as seatbelts and emergency exits, before the tour. In addition, they give thorough safety instructions to let visitors know what risks and dangers can arise while on the tour.

The tour’s helicopters are well-kept and equipped with the most recent safety features, such as altimeters, GPS, and weather radars. Additionally, Glorious Eco Trek makes sure that the pilots are well-versed in emergency procedures and have received extensive training.

Additionally, the business regularly monitors the weather and won’t run the tour if it’s dangerous or undesirable. Glorious Eco Trek has a thorough emergency response strategy in place to guarantee the security of every passenger in the event of any unforeseen circumstances.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of an Everest Helicopter Tour?
A number of variables can affect how much an Everest helicopter tour costs. The price for a shared flight normally starts at $1000 per person, although it may increase depending on how many people are traveling. A chartered flight might cost up to $4200 if you want one. It should be noted that a fixed departure requires a minimum of five individuals. It's crucial to keep in mind that this tour is expensive because of the high altitude and difficult flying conditions in the area. Even though the journey is expensive, it is well worth it for people who wish to see Mount Everest and the Himalayas from a different angle and appreciate beauty.
How can I make a reservation for the Everest Helicopter Tour?
Visit our website and complete the booking form to reserve a spot on Glorious Eco Trek's Everest Helicopter Tour. As an alternative, you can contact us by phone or email, and a member of our customer service staff will help you make a reservation. Please be aware that fixed departures require a minimum of 5 passengers, but we can also set up private charter flights for smaller parties or single travelers. To guarantee your desired dates and to allow for any necessary licenses and preparations, we advise making reservations in advance.
Will the helicopter land at the Everest Base Camp?
It would not be safe for the helicopter to land at the Everest Base Camp. Helicopters have a difficult time landing and taking off safely due to the highly rough terrain and high altitude. The location is also quite popular with trekkers, climbers, and other tourists, which raises the danger of errors and catastrophes even more. The helicopter will land at Lukla, Kalapatthar, and Syanboche instead of Everest Base Camp, which nevertheless provides incredible vistas of the area.
Is there a possibility of delay due to weather conditions?
Yes, the Everest Helicopter tour could be delayed because of the weather. The area is renowned for its tough weather and circumstances. The helicopter tour operator may postpone or cancel the trip in the interest of the passengers' safety if there are hazardous weather conditions present, such as high winds, poor visibility, or significant precipitation. The operator will reschedule the flight as soon as the weather clears, and it's important to remember that these delays are for the safety of the passengers and crew.
How secure is the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp?
As long as a trustworthy and knowledgeable operator leads the Everest Helicopter Tour, it is generally regarded as safe. To ensure the maximum level of safety, it is crucial to select a reputable, licensed company. These trips are conducted in helicopters that are routinely maintained and flown by expert pilots with extensive mountain flying expertise. To further assure the safety of the passengers, the operators also adhere to all relevant safety rules and guidelines. But it's important to remember that flying at high altitudes always carries some dangers, and the weather can have a big impact on safety. However, the Everest Helicopter Tour is generally regarded as a safe and enjoyable experience if all safety precautions are taken.
What is the maximum number of passengers allowed per helicopter for the tour?
The Everest Helicopter Tour permits a maximum of five passengers per helicopter. The number of passengers may vary based on their weight and the weight of their luggage. Therefore, it's crucial to keep in mind that the helicopter's weight limit must also be taken into account.

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