Important Information

Day Tours
1 Days
Max Altitude 5545 meters
Best Season Whole Year
Level 1
Group Size
1 - 5 people
Transportation Helicopter and Airport pick up and drop

Day Tour of Everest Base Camp by Helicopter is a great way to experience Everest in just one day. We begin our helicopter tour from Kathmandu and fly towards the east to Lukla which is a beautiful Sherpa village. From here we fly over the Everest Base Camp which is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. From our helicopter, we also admire great views of the Khumbu Glacier which is ideally located between Mt. Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Next, we stop at Kalapathhar for the grandest views of the world’s highest mountain and it’s the neighboring Himalayas. Then we fly to Syangboche and spend around twenty minutes at a hotel for breakfast while also admiring the beautiful Himalayan vista. We fly back to Lukla for fueling and return to Kathmandu and end our amazing helicopter day tour of Everest. The entire Day Tour of Everest Base Camp by Helicopter gives us a unique opportunity to not just reach the base camp of Everest, the highest mountain on Earth but also get the best aerial views of Everest and the neighboring Himalayas on an exclusive helicopter flight. 

Everest Heli Tour is a specially designed package in which travelers can get a lifelong memorable event of leaving their footprints on the foothill of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest (8848 m) or gaze at the panoramic mountainous range from the top of Kalapathar (5545 m) with ease. Our travel planners designed such a package with vibrancy and meticulous thinking. While ascending to such high altitude the risk of getting caught in altitude sickness is very high. The speed of traveling and change in altitude might have negative effects on the human body. Our travel planners knitted the itinerary in such a way that travelers will be safe from such mishaps. The chance to have either breakfast or lunch at the world's highest-situated hotel the Everest View Hotel is another milestone of this helicopter tour in Nepal. The journey starts with the scenic chopper ride through hills, terraced farmlands, and forests of lower Solu. After refueling at the world’s most extreme Lukla Airport, travelers head to either Kalapathar or Everest Base Camp (5364 m). Travelers will be blessed by the sight of Mt. Cholatse, Amadablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Everest, Kwangde, Kusum Kangaru, Lobuche, Island, Tabuche, and many more.

Important Note* 
Spending only around five minutes in Kalapathhar will prevent us from getting altitude sickness. Our helicopter will be on stand-by at Kalapathhar therefore it is technically impossible to spend more than the allocated time.

Outline Itinerary ( 1 Days )

Day 1

Fly from Kathmaandu to Kalapathar and fly back to Kathmandu - 4 Hours Approx.


  • Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Lukla to Everest Base Camp (flyover)
  • Everest Base Camp to Kalapathar for magnificent views of the Everest panorama
  • Kalapathar to Syangboche (breakfast in Syangboche amidst the Himalayan vista)
  • Syangboche to Lukla
  • Lukla to Kathmandu



Airport pick-up and drop-off by a private vehicle
4-5 hours helicopter flight
National Park fee
Breakfast in Syangboche
Company service charges
All government and local taxes
Emergency oxygen available inside the helicopter. (Additional cost required for the personal use of the oxygen cylinder outside the helicopter)


Everyhting not included in include section

Important Information


  • Valid passport (valid for six months from the date of your trip)
  • One other picture ID, such as driver’s license (in case of emergency and for use as a substitute of passport or in case of loss of your passport) Photocopy of passport page to carry in a wallet
  • Air tickets (Make a copy of flight tickets which may be helpful, in case of loss)
  • Visa Clearance (Make a copy of visa clearance which may be helpful, in case of emergencies)
  • MasterCard, Visa Credit, and Debit Cards are accepted in Nepal. However, traveler's cheques and some cash are highly recommended.
  • Mobile (if your cell phone is from CINGULAR USA or ATNT (USA) operators then your cell phone will  work in Nepal.)


  • Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
  • Full pants/long skirts
  • Any type of shoes with socks
  • No Hats, No Umbrella, No Slippers, No t-shirts, No short skirt, and No half-pants
  • Photographs allowed in the courtyard only.

Note regarding itineraries
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that Heli tours and mountain flights are cancelled due to weather issues. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trip is successful.

Frequently Asked Question

The most important consideration for any tour is staying warm and dry, lightweight, breathable, moisture-winking under layers are highly recommended. Insulating layers and jackets are necessary. Comfortable shoes, quality socks (quality socks are recommended), and head covering (insulating caps and brimmed caps designed to block sunlight) are essential. Outer layers should be made of waterproof, wind-blocking material such as Gore-Tex. Sunglasses and sun-block cream, drinking water bottles, and other personal necessities.