• Mar 6, 2024
  • Post By Beyond the Limits Treks and Expedition

The one-day Everest view Heli tour is a perfectly tailored tour in the Himalayas for those who want to see Everest without the strenuous walks for days to reach the base camp. During the Everest View Helicopter Tour in Nepal, you will land at Kalapathar at an elevation of 5545m to enjoy the panorama of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Pumori (7161m), Nuptse (7861m), Mera Peak (6476m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Thamserku (6608m), Khumbu icefall, and glacier. The 5 hours tour allows you to explore the Khumbu region and its varied landscape as you stop at Lukla, Everest views hotel and Kalapathar for fuel, breakfast, and to see Everest right in front of your eyes.

Everest View Heli Tour 2023

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Highlights of the Everest view Heli Tour:

  • Exciting and scenic flight to Kalapathar.
  • Experience the incredible Khumbu region from Lukla, Everest View hotel and Kalapathar.
  • Enjoy a heart-warming breakfast in the Everest view hotel.
  • Find yourself amid the mighty Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Nuptse, Mera Peak, Cho Oyu, and Thamserku.
  • Enjoy the views of Khumbu ice fall and Khumbu glacier.
  • Fly over the Sagarmatha National Park area.

Everest Region Trek


Photo: Yak seen during Everest Base Camp Trek


Outline Itinerary: (1 Days Everest View Helicopter Touring)

  • Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Refuel at Lukla and fly over the Khumbu region to land at Kalapathar.
  • Enjoy the views of the Himalayas from Kalapathar.
  • Fly to Everest view hotel for a refreshing breakfast.
  • Fly to Lukla for refuelling and fly back to Kathmandu

Why Everest View Heli Tour?

The feeling of being on top of the world is something we cannot express in words. Over the years, people with basic physical fitness have been trekking to the Everest base camp to explore the rich cultural and natural diversity of the Khumbu region and to experience what being on top of the world feels like. However, those with low stamina feel left out as they cannot trek for days on the rugged trail to see Everest. Be it the older or younger generation with health issues and endurance, they could only imagine being on the base camp if there were no Heli Tours.

However, the Everest Vew Helicopter Day Tour has made it possible for everyone to set foot on Kalapathar, the highest point of the Everest Base Camp Trek, to witness the incredible Mount Everest together with several peaks. Apart from enjoying the views of the Himalayas, this tour allow you to explore the Khumbu region. Below mentioned are few reasons why you should book your Heli Tour to Everest:

1 . An easy and comfortable way to see Everest

Trekking to the Everest Base Camp means spending several days on teahouses, walking for 6-7 hours daily and suffering from altitude sickness. However, with the Everest Heli Tour, you can skip all the hassle and fly over to the base camp, spend a few minutes, enjoy the views and get back to Kathmandu without having any health issues or exhaustion.

2. Breakfast at the Everest View Hotel amiud the Himalayas

The Everest view hotel is one of the highlights of the EBC trek, as it is the world's highest-altitude Hotel at an altitude of 3384m. And on your Heli Tour, you will stop by here to enjoy breakfast while enjoying the panorama of the surrounding Himalayas. You will have 30 minutes to enjoy the views and have breakfast.

3. The stop point- Kalapathar:

During your Everest Heli Tour, you will fly over the Khumbu region and the Everest base camp to land on Kalapathar, the highest point of the Everest base camp trek. Kalapathar offers a 360-degree panorama of several Himalayas including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Taboche and Lobuche. You can also see the Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall from the vantage point. The landing will be for 10-15 minutes as spending more time can be difficult to adjust at such a high altitude.

View from everest Base Camp Heli Tour

Photo: Windy Weather at Everest Region

Best time for Everest Heli Tour in Nepal:

The Everest Heli Tour can be organized at any time of the year if the weather is favourable. An interesting thing is, the views you will see during your Heli tour vary in different seasons.

✔ Winter (December-February): Flying to the vantage point in winter is magical as all the peaks are covered in snow, and due to the cold climate, there will be fewer trekkers in Kalapathar as well. The average maximum temperature is  17˚C, and the minimum is -15˚C in winter.

✔ Spring (March-May): In the Spring season, the views of the Himalayas and the forests look enchanting as the weather clears off and the surrounding starts warming up. The weather is neither hot nor cold, so you can bear the temperature and have the best time.

✔ Monsoon (June-August): Monsoon is marked off-season in Nepal as the heavy rainfall and clouds block visibility, making it impossible for heli tours. However, on a clear day, you can fly to Kalapathar and enjoy the views.

✔ Autumn (September-December): This season is known as peak trekking season in Nepal, as the weather gets lovely after the receding monsoon clouds. You can enjoy the views of lush green vegetation and the breathtaking Himalayas.

Return from Everest Base Camp in Helicopter

Everest View Heli Tour Packing List:

▪ Windproof down jacket
▪ UV protection sunglasses
▪ A water bottle
▪ Lip balm and moisturizer
▪ Silk/Nylon scarf
▪ Toiletries
▪ Full sleeve clothing
▪ Warm pair of trousers
▪ Camera essentials


1. Does the flight lands at Everest Base Camp?

✔ The flight lands at Kalapathar, the vantage point of the Everest region. Landing on the base camp depends on various factors, and since you cannot see Everest from the base camp, it is best to land on Kalapathar to enjoy the panorama of Everest and dozens of peaks.


2.    Is oxygen available on the helicopter?

✔ Yes, The helicopter has an oxygen cylinder that can be used in case of emergency.


3. Does the weather affect Everest Base Camp Heli Tour?

✔ Yes, The weather determines the Everest heli tour, as the weather must be clear to fly from Kathmandu. On a clear day, you can enjoy magnificent views of the lush woodlands and the Himalayas.


4. What is the weight limit of the Everest Base Camp Heli tour?

✔ The maximum weight for the Everest base camp heli tour is 500 KG, and the maximum number of people it can carry is five pax.


5. How long do we land in Kalapathar?

✔ You will be on Kalapathar for 10-15 minutes, as staying at such a high altitude for a long time may cause altitude sickness. So it's better to wrap up your Kalapathar tour in time.


6. What is the age limit for the Everest helicopter tour?

✔ Any age group can do the Everest Heli tour, from children to the older generation. Since we have an oxygen cylinder in the flight, there will be no problem during your Everest Helicopter tour. In case of an emergency, we will transfer you to Kathmandu immediately.

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