Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - 1 day

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - 1 day

Heli tour to Everest Base Camp gives you an aerial perspective of the Himalayas, including the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest. Watch the Himalayas unfold from the comfort of the helicopter. Take this helicopter tour to Everest Region and fly above Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar (5550m), the most popular viewpoint in the region. Moreover, enjoy breakfast at Shyangboche surrounded by Himalayan peaks before flying back to Kathmandu. 

Departure dates are available daily during peak season, from March to May and September to November.

Your luxurious helicopter tour with landings begins from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Get a bird’s-eye view of the entire city before flying onwards to Lukla, the ‘Gateway to Everest.’  As you fly parallel to the Himalayan range, you can view an endless chain of frozen snow capped mountain. Next, after a brief stopover at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla for refueling, the aircraft takes off again towards the mountains. Watch people, including trekkers with backpacks moving like ants on trails cut deep on the mountain sides. Fly above Sherpa settlements, solitary yak herders’ camps, and ancient monasteries.

Hover right above Everest Base Camp and 8000-meter peaks. Feast your eyes on the frozen panorama of Khumbu Glacier and Icefall. Colorful tented camps of expedition groups fill the area during the climbing season. In addition, flyover on the most popular viewpoint Kala Patthar (5,550m) in Everest Region. The helicopter fly long enough for you to take pictures and savor close-up views of Pumori, Nuptse, Lobuche, and other 8,000m peaks including Mount Everest. Just a couple of hours back, you were in your hotel room in Kathmandu. Now you are taking an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour flying above the base camp of Mount Everest, just unbelievable! The feeling is exhilarating! End this helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp with a hearty breakfast at Shyangboche. Before finally landing in Kathmandu, enjoy an aerial view of the valley’s famed UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Trip Highlights

  • Fly close to some of the highest peaks in the world, including Mount Everest
  • Fly over on Kala Patthar (5,550m), the most popular viewpoint in Everest Region
  • Enjoy close up views of 7,000 and 8,000-meter peaks
  • Aerial views of the himalayas including Mount Everest, Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Icefall, Gokyo Lakes
  • Breakfast at Shyangboche surrounded by snowy walls of Himalayan giants
  • Hover above Kathmandu’s famed UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Is This Trip Suitable For You?

  • Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour lets you experience the tallest mountain in the world from the comfort of a helicopter. Now you don’t have to take a lengthy and arduous trek up the mountains to get a peek of Mount Everest. Our Everest Heli Tour gives you the opportunity to be on top of the world in a matter of hours.
  • Visit Everest Region (one of the highest inhabited places in the world) without paying a hefty trekking fee. 
  • Fly close to Mount Everest (8,848m), the tallest peak in the world.
  • Bird’s eye views of the himalayas of 8000 and 7,000-metre peaks – Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse(,7861m), Makalu (8,481m), Cho Oyu (8,201). 
  • A brief but exciting landing at one of the highest airports in the world, Tenzing-Hillary Airport (2,845m) in Lukla. The airport is a narrow strip of land on top of a mountain ridge. 
  • Enjoy aerial views of quaint Sherpa settlements (Namche, Tengboche, Phakding, etc.) and Sagarmatha National Park (a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site).
  • Stand at the base of Mount Pumori (7,161m) and savour 360-degree views of soaring Himalayan peaks. 
  • The helicopter you ride in has a stock of supplementary oxygen, in case the altitude gets to you. 

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Everest Helicopter tour Kathmandu to Lukla Fly over Base Camp and Kala Patthar, Breakfast at Shyangboche

Video Highlights

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Everest Helicopter tour Kathmandu to Lukla Fly over Base Camp and Kala Patthar, Breakfast at Shyangboche

Duration: 4-5 Hours

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport - Fly Kathmandu to Lukla

You will be driven to the airport from your hotel. The flight is usually scheduled early in the morning as the skies remain clear in the mountains in the early hours. Get on board and fly east towards Lukla. Enjoy panoramic views of Kathmandu before heading towards the mountains. Fly above Himalayan peaks till you reach Lukla, a mountaintop Sherpa settlement known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’. Land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport for refueling (10 to 15 minutes). Later, head towards the mountains.

Fly Lukla to EBC and Kala Patthar (5,550m/19,290ft) 

Enjoy breathtaking views of glacial rivers, Sherpa settlements, and monasteries. Fly over the emerald Gokyo Lakes and frozen glaciers. Hover above Everest Base Camp, the base camp of expedition groups attempting to scale Mount Everest. If it’s a climbing season, the snow-covered landscape will be filled with colorful tents.  View the broad glacial basin of Western Cwm, Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier. You are almost at the foot of Mount Everest, surrounded by one of the most incredible views on this planet. A chain of some of the highest peaks in the world rises up all around you. Soak in the views and take pictures. As Kala Patthar lies at an altitude of 5,550 meters, the air is thin and oxygen levels low. Later fly to Shyangboche.

Breakfast at Shyangboche (30-40 minutes) – Fly to Kathmandu

Stop at Shyangboche for breakfast. Flanked by the frozen walls of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Khumbu Himal you celebrate the completion of this wonderful tour. Bid goodbye to these grand peaks and fly back to Kathmandu.  Before landing at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, enjoy aerial views of  Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath, and the durbar squares, all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From the airport, you will be driven back to your hotel.

Take this helicopter tour in Nepal and get a different perspective of the Himalayas and the city of Kathmandu. For Everest Heli tour price, please check in the tour price section or contact us. 

What's Included

  • All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

  • Helicopter Tour as per the itinerary
  • Emergency oxygen is available inside the helicopter. Additional cost required for personal use of the oxygen cylinder outside the helicopter
  • All Local and Government taxes, administrative charges

What's not Included

  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Airport Departure Tax
  • Personal expenses, equipment's, breakfast, Everest National Park entry permit
  • Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control

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Based on 24 reviews
Price From
Instant Booking
USD1211 per person

No. of People Price per person
1 - 1   USD 5000
2 - 2   USD 2500
3 - 3   USD 1669
4 - 4   USD 1363
5 - 5   USD 1211
No of traveller
USD 5000 x 1 pax
Total: USD 5000

Latest Trip Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Josiane Géroux
flagsSaint Barthelemy
Oct 22, 2022

Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp

Outstanding job by the team. I admire the way they operate such heli service in the mountains. I was lucky that the weather was great that day, and my guide was exceptionally good.
Best and Selected Tours
Ives Dennel
flagsSaint Barthelemy
Oct 21, 2022

EBC heli tour

Flew to Kalapatar and enjoyed the bestest view from there, I was lucky enough to have chosen this travel agency. The service was great.
Recommended by Friend
Alex Marsh
flagsUnited States of America
Oct 21, 2022

Unbelievable view from helicopter

The view from Heli was out of this world. At that time, I wasn't believing my eyes, the mountains were so high. I literally cried. Kalapatar was the best viewing point for Everest. Glad I chose this heli tour and the company.
Matthias Delannoy
Oct 18, 2022

Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar via Helicopter

The mountain was marvelous. The staff were homely and friendly. The heli flight was on time and Naba was on the back for the operation. This heli service was more than I expected. I even heard travelers recommending this company when I was stopping at Lukla airport for refueling the heli. I am glad I chose this company and next autumn, I will be trekking to Mardi Himal with them,.
Ruy Paramo
Oct 18, 2022

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

It was amazing time embracing Everest and other highest peaks in the world from HELICOPTER. The weather was great that day. My guide for this tour was a perfect dude. Kala Patthar was the spotlight for the day. It rewards stunning views of chains of mountains.
Selah Conway
flagsUnited States of America
Oct 18, 2022

Everest Base Camp by Helicopter

It was a dream come true for me. I always wanted to see Everest since I first saw the YouTube video and heard about it. Finally after so long, I did it. I am grateful to Naba and his team for this great job.
Best Destination
Adam Patel
flagsUnited States of America
May 10, 2022

Once in a lifetime -Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

This Everest experience was such an amazing thrill on a helicopte. Once in a lifetime helicopter tour to Everest base camp and Kalapatar. It was one of the best experiences in my life. The weather was clear, the mountains were visible. Landing at pheriche for shuttle and at kalapatther was outstanding. Breakfast at Everest view hotel was lovely perk. it was affordable. The group-sharing flight made it affordable for me. I made a friend from the flight. Overall, it was great experience and want to thank Naba for this opportunity. I can never forget this heli tour in my life.
Zackary Lester
flagsUnited States of America
May 09, 2022

Heli Experience with TRA

I am pleased to write my experience with Third Rock about one day Everest base camp Helicopter Tour. I felt like it was a precious time in my life. The mountains called and I went to it. I feel it this way. Early morning we drove but the flight was disturbed due to the weather later the weather turned super crisp. Maybe I was destined to reach the base camp and Kala Patthar by helicopter. What a day! What a flight! I'll come back Nepal next year and go for ABC TREK. They are one of the best companies in Nepal.
Good Value
Kai Hyde
flagsUnited States of America
May 09, 2022

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

What a service by local travel company! Third ROCK is amazing. They were quick in responding to our email and Whatsapp message. We were in safe hand, we knew it when we had voicecall over Whatsapp. The heli was managed on time and we flew on time, enjoyed the mountain view perfectly.
Elise Bennett
Apr 28, 2022

Beautiful short heli tour to EBC

This was such an incredible experience. Everything, including the city tour to Kathmandu valley on the first day, and the whole heli tour to Everest base camp and Kalapatar was amazing. Naba helped us find the group joining trip because we needed to do this trip total of 5 people. The company staff was all incredibly kind, especially our tour manager. He was incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and fun to be around. There are so many thoughtful details that we’re out into planning this trip by Third Rock company that I can’t mention them all. I would definitely recommend going on with this company.
Bradley Butler
flagsUnited States of America
Apr 27, 2022

Amazing Heli tour to EBC

We did Mardi Himal Trek independently. And we had 3 more days before we could go back to the USA. My friend insisted to do a Heli tour to Everest. We found TRA on the website and read reviews and had contact with Naba directly. He quicked managed to call me and we booked. He was responsive, and professional. He have good connection for heli service. We loved the service and company's service.
Nasir Rice
Apr 25, 2022

ebc tour with Third Rock

My husband and I just returned from the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. We could not have asked for a better experience. Naba was very knowledgeable and we trusted his judgment and expertise 100%. And he was very communicative and flexible. He assigned us a very reliable and professional pilot. Thank you Naba for great heli tour.
Laura West
flagsUnited Kingdom
Apr 21, 2022

Great Experience

I am lucky enough to have traveled by helicopter to Everest base camp and Kala Patthar. I was planning this trip for a long. But, I finally made it this year. Thanks to Naba for putting effort into making my trip on fixed departure dates. The sightseeing experience was unmatched. Omg! Everest was humongous from Kala Patthar. The Khumbu Icefall, glaciers, and moraines, all were inspiring it a great experience. Also, the rate was affordable. I am planning for the Annapurna Base Camp trek this year autumn season. Can't wait to be back in Nepal and I will choose them again and for every Nepal adventure.
Alexa Sutton
flagsUnited Kingdom
Apr 20, 2022

Beautiful Heli Tour

I booked heli service for morning but had to wait for a couple of hours due to bad weather and bad visibility. Naba personally handled this situation by updating me about the heli service. He messaged me time and again updating about the weather to fly to Lukla and EBC. Luckily it opened before 12pm and I was on heli on before 12pm. The heli took me to Lukla, EBC and Kalapatthar and Syangboche hotel for breakfast, although it wasn't breakfast for me. When I was back to Kathmandu, met with Naba in Thamel and shared my experience with him. Highly recommended service for heli tour to Everest.
Liliana Wilkinson
flagsUnited Kingdom
Apr 20, 2022

Heli tour

My son was the planner for EBC heli tour. We looked through many travel websites but loved Third Rock Adventures. I quickly inquired the heli tour and they replied me with message and we had call. Mr. Naba impressed me with his service offer, background and team that I had to book with him. It was clear that they were one of the best travel agencies in Nepal. We met before we transferred to the airport. We had talk at length not just about the heli tour, but also other options to explore. I felt glad that I found this company sooner. We were on top of the world, had amazing view of Everest and were back on time. I am thankful to Naba for this opportunity to share my heli service with his company.
Albi Hunt
flagsUnited Kingdom
Apr 19, 2022

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

This was my second time with them after Upper Mustang Trek. We were really impressed with their guide and the service so we had no doubt this time. We flew to EBC and Kalapathar and had the best experience. The breakfast with perfect view in Syanboce was best. We were on top of the world in just a few hours! This is the goal of this tour. Go with them if you want to do that.
Dom Formosa
Apr 14, 2022

EBc heli

An american friend of mine suggested this company for treks and tours in Nepal. We booked heli before a week with them after having a long conversation with them. The heli ride rewarded best view of the mountains and also Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu. The company took care of us as their family. Great gesture by the company. We will again go with them to the mountain by trekking.
Best Destination
Frankie Bell
Apr 14, 2022

EBC n Kala Patthar fly heli

We took a heli to EBC and Kalapathar with Third Rock Adventures. They offered us good service. Everything was managed perfectly by the company. We enjoyed great breakfast at Syanboche Hotel with amazing view of Everest and other mountains. We want to recommend this company for Heli service to the mountains.
Louis Carter
Apr 08, 2022

Helicopter tour Tour To Everest Base Camp

Highly recommend the company for heli service. Naba looked everything from airport pickup to heli ride. We didn't expect this kind of service. Loads of thanks to Naba and his team in Thamel.
Teddy Kino
flagsUnited Kingdom
Dec 02, 2019

Everest Base Camp Helicopter

Highly recommended for Helicopter Adventures trips in Nepal. As I was in the Thamel area I decided to meet the team in person. Prayana was most helpful. He explained the trip in meticulous detail. Most of all I was assured that weather permitting I will be taken to kalapather where the views of Everest will be the best and indeed it was. I suspect that some companies dont offer this. We were collected in a nice car at 5 am for the Airport. After basic security checks (make sure you have ID. Ideally a copy of your passport and the visa) we were taken to the Helicopter take-off site on the side of the main airport. At each point a guide escorted and explained the process. The Helicopter company Altitude Air is top-notch with state-of-the-art helicopters. The pilot Pasang was amazing. He looked after us so well and kept us entertained. The whole process is quite complex and involves a lot of logistics. All done extremely efficiently. When we arrived back a guide Babu was waiting for us. He too was superb and looked after us well. All in all, Third Rock Adventures is highly recommended. They have experience and dedicated guides who speak fluent English Hindi and I am sure other languages too lead by good management. Mr. Naba personally came to see me too which was lovely. Leaving Nepal with lot of Happy memories
Mason Martin
May 29, 2019

Flying to Everest

If time and fitness are the obstacles between you and the highest peak of the world Everest then helicopter tour of Everest is your answer. We flew to Luka with excitement to see Everest in front of our eyes. After a brief stopover for refueling, we flew again to Kalapattar. Looking at the bird’s eye view of the Everest and neighboring mountains was mesmerizing and overwhelming. I took a lot of pictures and later was just basking in its beauty. It is one of the most memorable moments of my life.
Good Value
I wanted to see Everest but I have time and fitness issues
It’s definitely worth doing Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Eva Fredriksen
May 25, 2019

Memories to cherish

Once in a lifetime experience of Everest helicopter tour. I and my husband wanted to see Everest in front of our eyes but trekking wasn’t an option. The helicopter tour was thrilling and exciting at the same time. We not only saw the bird’s eye view of Everest but we also had breakfast with a view. Capturing the beauty of Everest from Kalapathar was awesome! The breathtaking sight and the cold breeze fell in love with its indescribable beauty. It will forever remain vivid in my memory.
It a great way to experience Everest and its worth it!
Ratnasinh R
Aug 08, 2018

Awesome heli tour to Everest base camp

Though my wife and I are in our late sixties, we love to travel to new places. As much as we would have liked to trek to Everest, we could not do so due to my wife’s recent knee surgery. Since we mentioned that our dream was to visit Everest Region, the sales people at Third Rock Adventures suggested this comfortable Everest Heli Tour. This could be completed in a day and did not involve any walking, the sales staff informed us and we were elated. This adventure proved to be better than we expected. The mountain views were amazing, as promised. We felt blessed to stand beneath some of the highest peaks in the world. It was marvelous! We were also given an aerial tour of Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites by the pilot before the final landing. We are GREATFUL TO thanks for this trip of lifetime
Good Value, Recommended by Friend
Recommended this trip to my friends
Mueller Franco
May 30, 2018

Helicopter Ride to Everest

Third Rock Adventures really made our vacation in Nepal the best, we have ever had. My family and I had planned a vacation to Nepal early last year. The idea was to come here and get a taste of the country’s rich history, culture and architecture. We know that Nepal is known for its beautiful mountains, but we had no intention of hiking or trekking. After the trip, Third Rock Adventures came up with this beautiful package that would take us to Everest Base Camp on a helicopter. At first I was a little reluctant as I thought chartering a helicopter to go and see Everest would be very expensive but when they told me the price, I immediately booked it. We started from the international airport and headed towards Lukla-gateway to Everest. After refueling, we started our short flight to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. I and my family had never ever imagined that we would stand at the base of the world’s highest mountain. The memory still gets me excited. We stopped at Sangboche on the way back for breakfast and in no time we were back to Kathmandu. Cheers to Third Rock Adventures for delivering everything they promised. Their service is no doubt the best and they definitely walk the talk. Next time I come to Nepal, they will definitely hear from me.
Recommended by Friend
Third Rock Adventures offered a good discount.
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