Heli Tour to Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar

Fulfill your dream to Everest in a day with heli tour to Everest Base Camp

This unforgettable Heli tour takes you as close to Mt. Everest as you can reach in a day. The flight takes off from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport at 7 AM. The helicopter flies east, parallel to the Himalayan range.  A breathtaking landscape unfolds as your pilot glides the helicopter above picturesque Sherpa mountain villages, gompas (monasteries), emerald mountain lakes and a snowy expanse of Himalayan peaks and glaciers. Khumbu Himal, Ama Dablam, Kantega, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori and Mt. Everest are but some of the peaks you will get to see up close. If you take this flight during the climbing season, you may also spy colourful-tented camps of expedition groups on the mountains. There will be a brief stopover 7(5-7mins) at Kala Patthar-5545m (the site of the ‘World’s Highest Cabinet Meeting’) for you to take pictures. From Kala Patthar, one can get the closest view of Mount Everest. At 8:45 AM, you will be having breakfast at the World’s Highest Resort Kongde Resort. By 9:15 AM, you will board the helicopter and fly back to Kathmandu.

Please do note that the stopover at Kala Patthar is subject to weather conditions. We may have to forego the visit at Kala Patthar if bad weather prevails.  In that case, we will stop at Shyangboche (the drop-zone World’s Highest Skydiving- Everest Skydive)

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 7 AM: Depart Kathmandu – Mt Everest Heli sightseeing – Fly over Everest Base Camp- Photo session at Kala Patthar (5-7 mins) Return flight to Kongde Resort or Everest View Hotel 8:45AM: Breakfast at Kongde Resort or Everest Hotel 9:15 Return flight to Kathmandu

  • 1 person: USD 5560 for a single person

  • 2 Person: USD 2895 per person

  • 3 Person: USD 1995 per person

Note: (1 chopper capacity will be 1 to 4 people)


  • Airport transfers with an escorts by Private Vehicle
  • Everest Heli sightseeing
  • Breakfast at Kongde resort or Hotel Everest View
  • National Park Permits


  • Nepal visa – www.explorehimalaya.com/visaentry procedureinnepal.php
  • Any other airfares and airport tax
  • Any other service in Kathmandu (Hotel, Transfers, Tours and meals)
  • Tips, any expenses of personal nature (laundry, internet, beverages, telephone etc)
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation due to weather condition/road blockage or any reason
  • Your insurance and Medical expenses
  • Any other hotels, tours and transfers

Happy Explorers

Dolpo requires some extra logsistics and Pemba made all necessary arrangements. We also benefited. Both treks were wonderful! from having a local guide- Baba –in Mustang- as this is more of a cultural trek-his personal knowledge was useful.

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