Everest Helicopter Sightseeing Tour – 1 Day

1 Day

Overview of Sightseeing at Everest by a helicopter

Everest Helicopter, Sight Seeing Tour  by Nepal Social Trek is one of the finest helicopter tour dedicated to those you want to unleash and experience the beauty of Himalayas within short period of time. Even on the clearest of days, it is considered rare to be able to clearly witness the point where the majestic Himalayas meet the silvery skyline. But with Everest Helicopter Sightseeing Tour, you might just be able to avoid the dreaded fogs and the aloof clouds guilty of defying the hopes of countless trekkers in their adventure to witness the world’s tallest mountains. Soaring above the Himalayas has never been a mundane journey but combine that with the shimmering tops of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,861m), Changtse (7,543m), Lhotse (8,414m), Ama Dablam (6,856m) describing the journey as adventurous or thrilling would be an understatement. The Everest helicopter sightseeing tour is not to be described by words or by listening to someone else give their account of the journey. It is the one to be experienced and we can’t wrap our heads around why someone would not. 

The journey to the world’s tallest Himalayas begins from Kathmandu heading towards the thrilling Lukla airstrip. The disappearing valley soon looks like a blot on the vibrant green and the countless landmarks like tiny specks on it. We land at Lukla to refuel and enjoy the fresh Himalayan air before heading towards the Himalayas unfolding before our very eyes. The sight of trekkers disappearing like ants on the steep mountain trail brings an odd sense of joy and hovering over Everest Base Camp the feeling reaches its peak. The Himalayas galore as far and wide as eyes can see Lhotse (8,414m), Nuptse (7,861m), Changtse (7,543m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), Cho Oyu (8,188m) and of course the majestic Mt, Everest (8,848m). Next, we make a stop at Kalapatthar which is also the best viewpoint to witness the world’s tallest Himalayas. Our journey ends back in Kathmandu after feasting on a heavenly Himalayan breakfast while admiring the beauty of the Himalayas. With all the excitement surrounding the tour, do not forget a copy of your passport.

Nepal Social Treks and Expedition has been taking innovative approaches to provide complete satisfaction to travel enthusiasts in Nepal. Everest Helicopter Sightseeing Tour is one such approach and a splendid one at that. We boast 100% success and excellent client response making this trip a must-do.

Clothing to wear for Everest Helicopter

  • Windproof down jackets
  •  The comfortable pair of trousers and thermal wear
  •  Gloves, caps, and scarves designed especially for colder climates
  • Thermal winter socks and comfortable shoes preferably mountain boots.
  •  Carry a small bag with additional warm clothing if the ones worn do not suffice
  • Make sure you are comfortable with whatever clothing you wear and be sure to protect your feet, hands, and face from the cold. 

Temperature during Everest helicopter

Depending on the time period of your travel the temperatures beginning from the Kathmandu valley can range anywhere from 15 to 20 degree Celsius during winter and 25 to 35 degree Celsius in summer. The temperature at Everest Base Camp will fall under the range of 17 to 25 degree Celsius during sunny days and -15 degree Celsius in the mornings and at night. The temperature remains somewhat similar in both Autumn and Monsoon seasons.

Trip Highlights

  • Bird’s eye view of the world's tallest Himalayas (7,000 to 8,000m) including Mt. Everest
  • Aerial view of Everest Base Camp, vibrant Sherpa hamlets, and famous monasteries including the one in Tengboche which hosts the famous Mani Rimdu festival
  • 100 % Safe Flight with Fixed Departure.
  • Close-up views of the Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Icefall, and the Gokyo Lakes
  • A chance to witness the unrivaled view of the Everest Region from the Kala Patthar viewpoint
  • We will make two stops on the journey apart from the one used for refueling at Lukla. First at Everest Base Camp and then at Kalapatthar viewpoint.
  • The journey will begin from Kathmandu and will return back to the valley with ample time provided for breakfast.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 :
Day 01:

6:00 am – 6:30 am: Hotel pick up and drop at Tribhuwan International Airport domestic terminal, Kathmandu


Your Everest Helicopter journey begins early in the morning. You will be picked up at 6:00 am in your hotel and you will be taken to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport.


6:30 am- 7:00 am: Airport formalities

You will have to carry your passport and tickets, and you will check in and get inside your helicopter.


7:00 am – 8:00 am: Fly to Lukla ( around 2845m./45 mins to 1 hour )

This is one of the scenic flights you will be traveling. The flight will start allowing you to the nice top view of Kathmandu Valley. Then, you will start to witness the beautiful terrace farming, dense forests, and breathtaking magnificent views of the Rolwaling Ranges, Langtang Ranges, Ganesh Himal, and other peaks.


8:00 am to 8:30 am: Refuelling and Flying to Kalapathar ( Around 5450m/15 mins. flight)

The flight will land at Tenzing-Hilary Airport where the flight gets refueled. It may take 15 minutes to refuel the flight.

After refueling the flight, your destination will be Kalapathar, you will fly over NamcheBazar; the gateway to Mt.Everest then you will bypass the beautiful mountain peak, Ama Dablam you will land at Kalapatthar at around a height of 5450m.


8:30 am to 8:45 am: Explore around Kalapatthar

Mountain summits encircle Kala Patthar (17192 ft/5242 m) from all sides, you can enjoy the majestic 360-degree mountain views, including the summits of Everest, Pumori, and Lhotse. Since Everest’s summit cannot be seen from its base camp, the majority of climbers and trekkers travel to Kala Patthar to look into Mt.Everest- the world’s highest peak. After landing, you will have time to take pictures, enjoy the scenic beauty and witness the incredible. 


8:45 am to 10:00 am: Fly to Hotel Everest View and Breakfast time ( 3950m./ 15min flight)

Hotel Everest View is the world’s highest hotel. The hotel provides an astonishing view of Mt.Everest and other surrounding peaks. After enjoying at Kalapatthar, you will fly for 15 minutes to reach Everest View Hotel, and this flight will allow you the incredible views of Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Icefall, Everest Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, and other peaks of the Everest Region too.

After you land, you can order your breakfast and enjoy the mountain views. Having breakfast at the world’s highest hotel will surely be an exciting experience for you.


10:00 am to 10:30 am: Fly Lukla and Refuel

After breakfast, we will gear back, and fly to Lukla. Again in Lukla, we will take some time to refuel and then move back to Kathmandu.


10:30 am to 11:30 am: Fly back to Kathmandu

After refueling back we will take off from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. You will check out from Tribhuwan International Airport and a vehicle will pick you up from there and then drop at your hotel.


Everest Helicopter Includes and Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop off from Hotel.
  • Airport Boarding Pass and taxes.
  • Oxygen for quick evacuation if required in Helicopter.
  • 30-45 Hour break at Everest View Hotel. ( subject to weather)
  • Helicopter cost for the flight.
  • 5 to 10 Minutes of Break at Kalapathar View Point for Pictures and Videos.
  • Government Tax & Fuel Surcharges.

Cost Excludes

  • International air and visa fees.
  • Breakfast and tea, and coffee in Hotel Everest View.
  • Everest entry permit fees.
  • Bar bills and Personal Expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude were provided to staff.


Which age group is suitable for Everest Helicopter Tour?

The Everest Helicopter tour is suitable for people of any age from children to elders. The adventure journey is for all age groups.

Is the Everest Helicopter tour safe?

The Everest Helicopter tour is absolutely safe, the pilots are well-experienced and responsible.

What is the altitude of the Everest BaseCamp Helicopter Tour?

Tour starts from an altitude of 1300m from Kathmandu, then flies to Lukla (2830m), and to Kalapathhar (5545m).

Does the weather affect the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

Yes, the weather sometimes affects the Heli tour, in this case, the tour will be delayed and sometimes postponed too.

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Everest Helicopter Sightseeing Tour – 1 Day