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    Everest Helicopter Tours

    5.00/5 from 2 reviews

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      1 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
      Heli Tours
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
      March to May and Sept - Nov

    Must Read Before You BOOK

    Everest Heli Tours are AVAILABLE every day throughout the peak season from March to May and Mid-Sept to Nov.

    Offered Price is based on sharing a helicopter, and if there are not enough people for departure, we have the right to cancel the trip, and you will get a full refund.

    The weather in the Everest Region is unpredictable. Delays and cancellations of helicopter rides are common on this tour, so please don’t panic in these situations. On cancellations of the tour, you’ll be receiving a total refund.

    Trip Overview

    Are you ready to embark on an incredible journey that will take you to the top of the world? The Everest Helicopter Tour is an adventure that will leave you breathless from the altitude and the sheer beauty of the Himalayan landscape.

    It's perfect for those who want to experience the thrill of the Everest region but don't have the time or physical fitness for a trek. This tour package is perfect for all age groups, whether seniors, kids, or teenagers. The 3 hours helicopter tour has grabbed quite the attention of adventure lovers and left them in awe.

    Hence, grab this opportunity to fly around the world's most famous region, watch the glorious mountains, and grasp all the moments. Book the tour with us, bring along your friends and family, and create beautiful memories in Nepal.

    Main Features

    • Enjoy the thrilling Helicopter ride to the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla.
    • Watch the bird's eye view of the Kathmandu Valley, amazing landscapes, and rivers along the way.
    • Witness the magnificent views of some of the world’s highest mountains above the sky.
    • Interact with the local Sherpas in Lukla and get to know their lifestyle.
    • Fly over the Everest Base Camp, the foothill of the world’s highest peak- Mt. Everest.
    • Land at the highest viewpoint in the Khumbu region- Kala Pathar.
    • Get a close-up of the glorious Mount Everest from Kala Pathar.
    • Catch a glimpse of the Khumbu glacier and many other snow-capped mountains.
    • Have breakfast at one of the world’s highest-placed hotels- Everest View Hotel, with a 360° view of the surrounding peaks.

    Route Overview

    Kathmandu (1,400m) to Lukla ( 2,860m) 

    Early morning, you’ll be picked up from the hotel and dropped off at Kathmandu’s airport. You’ll get into the helicopter and begin the ride to Lukla.

    Please remember that as this is a mountain helicopter tour, weather changes will lead to a delay or even cancellation of the flight. Please be prepared for the delays.

    Refueling at Lukla ( 2,860m) 

    After you get on the helicopter, you’ll start the ride to Lukla. On the helicopter ride to Lukla, you’ll be on the top and be able to see the Kathmandu Valley. Look out for the rivers, hills, and many different snow-capped mountains on the way.

    The ride from Kathmandu to Lukla will be 45 minutes. There will be a quick stop in Lukla for refueling. Lukla is a small town located in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. It is popular for being the starting point for the Everest Base Camp Trek and the shortest airport runway.  

    After refueling, the tour will continue again, flying to Kala Patthar- the highest hiking point.

    Lukla (2,860m) to Kala Patthar ( 5,644m) 

    The helicopter ride from Lukla to Kala Patthar will be a thrilling one. You’ll be awed by the mesmerizing views of the Khumbu Glacier, rivers, and green hills. Once you land on Kala Patthar, you’ll be surrounded by majestic peaks like Mount Everest, Nuptse, Changtse, Lhotse, Pumori, and the Khumbu Icefall. You can take beautiful pictures and enjoy the moment.

    Click pictures with your team/friends and enjoy your time.

    Kala Patthar (5,644m) – Everest Base Camp – Syanboche – Everest View Hotel (3,880m)

    The next program on the itinerary is the tour from Kala Patthar overfly to the Everest Base Camp. You’ll see numerous trekking camps, icefalls, glaciers, and mountains surrounding you.

    After an amazing time, you’ll head towards Everest View Hotel at Syanboche. The Everest View Hotel is one of the world’s highest-placed hotels. In fact, in 2004, the Guinness Book of World Records listed Everest View Hotel as one of the highest places in the world at 13000ft.

    You can order the breakfast of your choice and enjoy it with an amazing 360-degree view of the mountain.

    Syanboche( 3,880m) to Lukla ( 2,860m) 

    After completing your breakfast, you’ll head back to Lukla. On the way back, look out for rivers, and enjoy the view of the great Himalayas.

    Lukla(2,860m) to Kathmandu ( 1,400m) 

    There will be a quick stop at Lukla again to refuel the helicopter. After about 15-20 minutes, you’ll head back to Kathmandu, marking the end of the amazing Everest Helicopter Tours.

    Best Season

    Wondering when is the best time to book this tour? Well, here you go:

    The Khumbu region is well known for its unpredictable weather. Hence, it is very important for you to know the best season to book this tour.

    For the Everest Helicopter Tour, we recommend you book the tour in the Spring (March-May) and Autumn(September-November) season. These two seasons are the best times to be mesmerized by the Himalayas in the Khumbu region.

    The weather during these times is mild and warm with clear blue skies; you can enjoy the magnificent views of the glorious mountains without the disturbance of the heavy clouds.

    Alternative Tours

    We know everyone loves looking at more options for their holidays. Hence, we are with some alternative tours for you to explore.

    The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a similar tour that you can look into. The four-day journey combines the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and flying over the Himalayas via a helicopter ride to Kala Pathar.

    The next one we have is the Everest View Heli Tour. It is a 5-day tour that is slightly more adventurous than the other two. Our journey consists of catching a flight to Lukla, hiking to Everest View Hotel, and flying over the Himalayas back to Lukla via a helicopter ride. Exciting, right?

    Regardless of the tour you choose, we will make sure that it is an unforgettable tour in the Himalayas. So mark your calendar and embark on a Heli tour in Nepal with us.

    Cost Includes

    • Transfers between your hotel to the airport.
    • Three/four hour Everest Heli Sightseeing tours on sharing basis
    • Government taxes and office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals/Accommodations
    • Sagarmatha National Park permits fee, payable at Syanbuche $30.
    •  Any other expenses which are not specified in the cost include

    Cost and Date

    Travellers‘ reviews

    Review (s) Summary

    5.002 ratings
    • Annapurna Heli trek, Everest Heli Tours - Best Experience

      Our experience on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek was truly extraordinary. We embarked on a 6-day trek with a helicopter ride back to Pokhara. Additionally, they arranged a helicopter tour to see Mount Everest, with stops at Kalapthhar and Gokyo Lake. The service provided by Nepal Hiking Team exceeded all our expectations. Ganga Ji demonstrated exceptional organizational skills, promptly addressing all our pre-trek inquiries and following up with a check-in call afterward. Dhurba, our guide, was absolutely fantastic, accompanied by Gokul and Aatish, our reliable porters.

      Having previously completed the Everest Base Camp trek, I was familiar with challenging hikes, but it was my wife and 12-year-old son's first hiking adventure. Dhurba took it upon himself to hike with my son, as my son trekked at a faster pace while I stayed back with my wife. Throughout the journey, Dhurba consistently checked on us, ensuring our well-being. They encouraged us to hike at a comfortable pace, emphasizing the importance of enjoying the journey rather than rushing against the clock.

      The accommodations provided in hotels and tea houses were exceptional, offering the best available options. Dhurba made sure that we enjoyed nutritious meals every day, ensuring we obtained quality sleep and proper recovery for the following day's hike. Without hesitation, I wholeheartedly recommend NHT for any hiking expeditions in Nepal or Bhutan.

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      - Excellent
      Mr. Sunil and Family
      US   |   18th Jun 2023
    • Everest Helicopter Sightseeing Tours

      I had the pleasure of undergoing the Everest Heli tours last February and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I like going through adventure activities and as I found that Nepal Hiking Team also has an arrangement of a helicopter ride to the world’s tallest mountain, I knew that I was going to try it out. So, early in the morning of my scheduled flight, I was called by the managers of Nepal Hiking Team and they made sure that everything was in order and ready to go. I was then taken to the airport and then, as I boarded the helicopter, the adventure had begun. The flight of the helicopter from Kathmandu to Khumbu was the most beautiful flight. I loved looking at the change of sceneries down below, the sight of the city faded away and instead, there were green forests and wide open spaces. Looking at the sights from the helicopter was surreal. As I neared Everest, the whole scenery was breath-taking. The snowy mountain peak looked like stacks of frozen fudge! The white uneven terrain of the mountain is hard to describe! I looked at the villages and the Tengboche monastery as well, they were very nice to look at. Overall, the flight lasted for about three hours and I was safely back at my hotel after it was finished. But, despite it only being for a short amount of time, I still really have the whole experience of it stuck in my mind very vividly. I still can feel the cold mountain air and look at the sights as if I am going through it right at this very moment.

      Nepal Hiking Team did a fantastic job of arranging and managing the entire thing, I did not have any sort of problems or hassles at all during my trip. The staff and the managers were very helpful and polite, guiding for the trip and steering me to the right direction regarding the trip. For an amazing experience, I am eternally grateful for NHT, and I would definitely recommend Nepal Hiking Team for anybody who is looking for a good travel agency because, in my opinion, NHT is as good as you’re going to get.

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      - Excellent
      Mr. Adriaan Willigers
      GB   |   13th Mar 2017