Everest Luxury Tour by Helicopter

The Everest Luxury Tour by Helicopter is designed to deliver a wonderful adventure in the Everest region with best Everest view experience.

Trip Facts

duration Duration 3 days
trip-difficulty Trip Difficulty Easy
trip-difficulty Highest Point 5645 m.
Average Group Size 4 Pax
trip-code Trip Code ELTH
trip-code Area Everest Region
trip-code Start Point Kathmandu
trip-start-point Trip End Point Kathmandu
trip-accomodation Accomodation Luxury Lodges
trip-meals Meals As Mentioned
transportation Transportation On Private Basis

Trip Highlights

  • The ultimate mountain luxury with a glorious sight of Mount Everest. 
  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Namche and Everest Base Camp. 
  • Breakfast in Kala Patthar with panoramic views of the Khumbu Himalayas. 
  • Iconic Sherpa lifestyle and a peek into Sherpa’s brave history. 
  • A convenient and time-efficient lavish trip to the world’s arduous mountain. 
  • Aerial views of alpine landscapes and breathtaking eight-thousanders.

Trip Overview

The Everest Luxury Tour by Helicopter is designed to deliver a wonderful adventure in the Everest region. Namche Bazaar and Everest Base Camp are the major attractions of the trip. It is also one of the best tours that is convenient, hassle-free and take you to the incredible mountains of Khumbu. The Mahalangur Himalayan Range is best explored in a short period of 3 days. The package is one of the best of its kind to visit the Mount Everest Base Camp. In contrast to the ordinary base camp trek, the helicopter tour is luxurious, time efficient and provides a pleasant experience in the Sherpa settlement. 

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour has many advantages. Mostly the Sherpa culture is prevalent in this region, so you will get an excellent opportunity to explore the Sherpa lifestyle and their culture. Also, the Sherpa Capital, Namche Bazaar is one of the major places that you will be exploring this day. Namche Bazaar is one of the most popular acclimatization points where trekkers and mountaineers stay for a day or two. There are several stupas and religious shrines, and prayer flags, which make the area very spiritual.

During this trip, you will be exploring a wide range of activities including a visit to the Sherpa museums and trying the most delicious breakfast with a view from Everest View Hotel and Kalapatthar. The best part of the helicopter excursion to Everest is you can explore the aerial views of this incredible eight thousander and witness the scenic beauty of the Himalayas and legendary Sagarmatha National Park.

Everest Luxury Tour by Helicopter with Namche Bazaar Stay starts from Kathmandu and ends in Kathmandu. The trip is mostly helicopter based, so, the trip will be hassle-free without getting worried about the uncertain delay of flight except for in the situations like inclement weather reasons. This short period trip is planned to make the trip Everest centric, and very niche to the luxury explorers. 

Everest Helicopter Luxury Tour Facts


Everest Luxury Experience by Helicopter

Trip Duration

2 Nights | 3 Days

Heli Trip 1 Segment

Kathmandu - Namche Bazaar

Total heli flight time

1-1:30 Hour

Heli Trip 2 Segment

Namche Bazaar - EBC - Kala Patthar - Kathmandu

Total Heli flight time

2 Hours

Landing Points

Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Kala Patthar

Maximum Group

4 Pax (in One Helicopter)

Overnight Stay

Namche Bazaar

Maximum Elevation

5645 m. at Kala Patthar

Best time to visit

Spring and Autumn


We’ll be providing the finest stay possible in the Namche Bazaar on this trip. For the acclimatization to the high elevation, we’ll be keeping our guests for 2 nights in Namche. During the stay, the Sherpa Museum,  Tenzing Hillary Museum and Khumjung village can be explored. This is an excellent plan to make the trip fruitful with an insightful visit to the Sherpa’s historical and cultural collections. 

Witness the awe-inspiring mountain panorama including Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kongde Ri and breathtaking Mount Everest. The legendary mountain is the world’s tallest peak standing atop at an elevation of 8848.86 m above sea level. From Kalapatthar, the entire Khumbu mountains including Everest and Pumori are spectacular providing one of the finest Himalayan experiences in the Everest region of Nepal.

Mount Everest

Mount Everest is not only an eight-thousander, it is a place where most of the mountaineers have achieved their ultimate adventure salvation. The peak has numerous world records making the mountain legendary and adventuresome in the Khumbu region of Nepal. This glorious peak sits atop an elevation of 8848.86 m. above sea level. Many people in a quest to witness the world’s highest point trek the mountain all the way to the summit and do the ultimate mountaineering in Nepal. 

Also known by the name of ‘Sagarmatha’ in Sanskrit and Nepali, ‘Chomolungma’ in Tibetan and ‘Mount Everest’ worldwide, this mountain is the world’s topmost point. Everest lies on the border of China and Nepal, making it not only a geopolitical statutory point for the two countries but also encompasses the most adventurous epic journey towards the Mahalangur Himalayan Range. A wide range of the Himalayas and the scenic beauty of UNESCO enlisted Sagarmatha National Park resembles impeccable Himalayan biodiversity. 

Everest Base Camp

The base camp of mount Everest is braved by many trekkers around the world. It is also a popular trekking route that provides a wonderful experience of the Himalayas in Khumbu. The rudimentary campsites on Everest are popular for housing mountaineers during the climbing expedition. 

The close proximity of Everest and other Khumbu Himalayas makes the Everest base camp trek popular. Also, if you are trekking to the Everest base camp, you can witness the modern nomadic lifestyle of indigenous Sherpas, amazing Sagarmatha National Park, Khumbu glacier, Kala Pathhar, Tengboche Monastery and many other places of incredible significance. The trek to the Everest base camp can be completed within 14 days and you can further elongate the trek to the Gokyo valley and other adjacent trekking areas. 

Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is known as the ‘Sherpa capital’ for a reason. Being the home to numerous Sherpas, the place was formerly used as a place for winter refuge and is now also used for acclimatization in the trek. This place boasts a wide range of attractions. Besides the exploration of Sherpa culture and lifestyle, there are several places that act as a vantage point and museums that provide an insightful peek into the historical abstract of Sherpas. 

During the tour, Namche Bazaar is the major stop where you will be accommodated for two days. The acclimatization hikes around Namche will fascinate you with the incredible vistas and the sherpa-dominated lifestyle. Also, from the Everest View Hotel on the near hill of Namche, you can witness the majestic views of Mount Everest, Pumori and several other mountains. 

Kala Patthar

The place Kalapatthar is a popular vantage point in the Everest region. It is trekked by almost everyone who reaches Mount Everest. Most people visit this point to witness the incredible mountain beauty that has boasted of the natural wonders in the high elevations of Nepal. Kalapatthar resides at an elevation of 5545 m above sea level and offers a wide range of experiences including exploration of mountains and the best version of sunrise and sunset views. 

Some of the major mountains that are spectacular from Kalapatthar are Everest (8,848m), Mount Lhotse (8,516m), Mount Pumori (7,161m), Nuptse (7,561m), Amadablam (6,812m), Changtse (7,543m ), Lingtren (6,749m), Lobuche East (6,119m) and Cholatse (6,400m). These are some notable mountains, however, a wonderful scene of many peaks and the snow-clad Himalayas are fondly explored by many visitors from this vantage point.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The helicopter tour is a wonderful aerial and scenic experience. Exploring the mind-blowing surrounding and witnessing the high mountains from the soaring heli flight in Khumbu, perhaps rewards the visitors with amazing views that may be inaccessible from the ground trek. On this trip, you will be escorted by a Helicopter to the Namche Bazaar on the first day. The main reason behind keeping you in Namche is to enhance your experience of mountain people and the natural scenery. Also, keeping you in Namche drastically alleviates the risk of getting altitude sickness. 

In Namche, you will explore the life of Sherpas. The culture and traditions are also the main themes of Namche. The mountaintops around the Namche bazaar have some of the best views to explore. During the acclimatization hike in Namche, you can visit the monasteries and Sherpa museum to understand the evolution of Sherpa and their contribution to making the ascents to Everest possible. 

After staying in Namche for two nights, you will again be heli-lifted to the Mount Everest base camp and Kalapatthar. You can have your breakfast in Kala Pathhar while witnessing the most admired mountain vistas that are gloriously kept stretched by nature in the Himalayan complex of the Mahalangur range. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour can be completed in one day as well. 

Everest View Hotel

Designed by a Japanese architect and constructed with the help of Sherpas, the Everest View Hotel is one of the major vantage points in the Namche surrounding. It is also praised for being the hotel at the world’s highest elevation and enjoyed by many trekkers and mountaineers in the Everest region. The hotel not only accommodates the trekkers and mountaineers on Everest, but it also provides a panoramic view of the Himalayas including Everest from almost every room of the hotel. 

It has become a destination rather than a luxurious hotel. You will be accommodated at this legendary stay and get amazing experiences here. Some of the major mountains that you can witness from the Everest View Hotel are Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and Amadablam besides many other mountain peaks. 

Explore the lifestyle of Sherpas

Sherpas - the pioneering inhabitants of the mountains has a very interesting lifestyle. If you are in Namche, you would miss out on the major features of this place if you do not explore the lifestyle of Sherpas. The Tenzing Hillary museum and Sherpa museum provide incredible insights into how Sherpas evolved and lived in the mountains. The important historical facts and notable figures are beautifully portrayed in the museum. Also, you can meet the Sherpas all along the Everest region hose life have a wonderful bond with the mountains of Khumbu. 

Cost of Everest Luxury Tour by Helicopter

Group Size 

Cost (Per Person)


USD 4420


USD 3120


USD 2660


Safety Tips

  • Keep your distance from the helicopter.

  • In case of difficulty, inform your captain.

  • Be careful while approaching the helicopter. The rotor blades can be dangerous.

  • Listen to the captain carefully and follow his instructions. 

  • If you are experiencing symptoms of high altitude sickness, inform the guide or captain.

  • Wear seatbelts inside the chopper.

  • Carry necessary backpacks only. If you are a group, it’s important that you carry less weight to maintain the helicopter’s weight limit.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

Welcome to Namche - The Gateway to Everest!

At 6:30 AM: Have your breakfast at the hotel. Today, you will be taking a helicopter to Namche Bazaar from Kathmandu. 

At 07:30 AM: Drive to Tribhuwan International Airport. Get prepped for the flight. 

At 07:50 AM: Flight briefing by Captain. You will board the helicopter after the briefing. You will be provided with a briefing on some safety measures, flight duration and guidelines. If you have any questions regarding the flight, you can ask the captain at this time. 

At 08:00 AM: Helicopter flight to Lukla. Lukla is not the stop, however, a helicopter may stop at Lukla Airport for refuelling if required. You will be reaching an elevation of 2860 m above sea level at Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, you can witness a wide range of mountains including Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Ganesh (7,429m), Gauri Shankar (7,134m), Ganesh (7,429m), Shishapangma (8,013m), Gyachung Kang (7,952m), Pumori (7,161m), Nuptse (7,855m), Lhotse (8,516m), and Ama Dablam (6,812m) during the helicopter flight. 

At 09:00 AM: The Helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla takes about 45 minutes of flight time. You will reach Lukla, where the flight procedures will be completed by the captain. 

At 09:10 AM: You will fly to Namche Bazaar from Lukla, which takes about 30 minutes of flight time from Namche. 

At 10:30 AM: Check-In at the hotel and enjoy the scenery around. You will be staying in Lukla the whole day for rest and acclimatization. So at a time of convenience, you can explore the museums and monasteries in Namche Bazaar.

duration 3-4 Hours
ascent 3440 m.
trip-accomodation Yeti Mountain Home
trip-meals L,D
transportation On Private Basis
Day 02

Explore Namche and Khumjung, stay at EVH.

At 08:00 AM: You will have your breakfast at the hotel. On this day, you will have some acclimatization hikes around the hills of Namche Bazaar.

At 10:00 AM: You will check out from the hotel. You will explore the Tenzing Hillary Museum, Sherpa Museum, Khumjung Village and Everest View Hotel.

At 02:00 PM: Hike up to the Everest View Hotel. You will be staying at Everest view hotel today. From the hotel, you can explore Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam and Everest while having the lunch and breakfast next day.

duration 5-6 Hours
ascent 3962 m.
trip-accomodation Everest View Hotel
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 03

Flyover EBC, Land in Kala Patthar, return to Kathmandu.

At 05:30 AM: Early in the morning, explore the sunrise views from the hotel. 

At 08:00 AM: Have your breakfast with the Everest view and be ready to fly over Everest base camp and land in Kala Patthar. Explore the incredible Himalayas from 5645m. You can enjoy the amazing mountain vistas and surrounding areas while your helicopter ride.

At 09:00 AM: Return from a Helicopter flight to Kathmandu. It will take about two hours to reach Kathmandu from Kala Patthar as you will stop at Lukla.

At 11:00 AM: You will be landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport. 

At 11:30 AM: We’ll drop you at your hotel facility. This will be the end of the trip.

duration 5-6 Hours
descent 1350m
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis

Trip Guide

The given information about the Everest Luxury Tour by Helicopter is in-depth, feel free to contact us 24/7 for any kind of assistance. We will be available on WhatsApp to assist you instantly. You can write an email if this trip doesn't fit with your vacation schedule and requirements. We aim to offer the best possible travel experience to the customers. Depending on the needs of the visitors and the group size, we customize each vacation package. We will put together a bespoke itinerary just for your private group.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is a helicopter flight to Everest Safe?

    Only after a thorough examination of the weather and wind direction in the Everest region, do the flights take off. Safety is our main priority and even the concerned helicopter company wouldn’t risk the helicopter and crew during the tour operation. So, the technical team will meticulously inspect the flight and only then it will be flown over the mountains.

  • Is the tour guided and do I need a guide?

    Yes, you will get a professional and government-licensed English-speaking tour guide during your trip to Namche Bazaar. Besides that, if you need guidance on other days of the trip you will be provided with a guide as per your request.

  • Are the places mentioned in the given itinerary worth visiting?

    The Everest luxury experience by helicopter is one of the most fascinating trips we have ever created. It takes you to different cultural,  traditional villages, and viewpoints and provides you with different sorts of experiences. So, yes, each place has its beauty and is rewarding in terms of the exploration you do.

  • When is the best time to visit Nepal?

    The autumn and spring season is the best time to visit Nepal. During this time of the year, the weather is significantly clear, visibility is good and the temperature is moderate. So, if you are planning to visit Nepal for a trekking trip, we recommend you visit Nepal during Spring and Autumn. However, you can plan the trip any time of the year.

  • What else can be done during the trip?

    You can explore the scenic mountains, villages and aerial views of the Himalayas during the trip. This trip will be fruitful if you want to witness the incredible mount Everest and enjoy the Himalayan beauty.

Services Includes

  • Helicopter flight cost. 

  • Service charge and taxes. 

  • Emergency oxygen and a comprehensive first aid kit. 

  • Passenger insurance during the helicopter flight. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included, effective after the beginning of the Heli flight till it ends in Kathmandu. 

  • Hotels in Namche for two nights stay. 

  • Pick up and drop off to and from Tribhuvan International Airport. 

  • English-speaking professional tour guide. 

  • Guide’s salary, food and accommodation during the trip.

  • One local SIM card (returnable, if required) during your stay.

  • All necessary paperwork.

Services Excludes

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips to the driver and guide. (not required but recommended)

  • Cost of drinks and beverages.

  • Travel health insurance.(Recommended)

  • Services and extra amenities that aren’t mentioned above.

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USD 4300 / Person


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