Kathmandu – Everest Heli Tour

Shortest and the luxuriate way to encounter the closest & the fullest view of mighty Everest on Helicopter

An exhilarating helicopter tour to Everest Region filled with towering snowy mountains (including the world’s tallest peak Mt. Everest), icy glaciers, emerald mountain lakes, isolated Buddhist monasteries and picturesque Sherpa (an ethnic mountain tribe) settlements  can be the trip of you lifetime. A memorable celebratory meal with champagne at the world’s highest resort Yeti Mountain Home in Kongde is additional highlight of this trip.

Enjoy insightful tours to Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage sites. This is a memorable tour, no less!

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu (1400m), Transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 2 Fly to Everest, Kalapatthar photograph and back to Kongde or Everest view for breakfast and back to Kathmandu
  • Day 3 Sightseeing In Kathmandu
  • Day 4 Depart Kathmandu

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


  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation on twin sharing at Park village/Hotel Malla or similar (4*) in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Everest Heli sightseeing
  • Breakfast in Kongde or Hotel Everest View
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Entry fees and permits


  • Nepal Visa (Visa Procedure Details)
  • Any other airfares and airport tax
  • Lunch & dinner
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation due to weather condition/road blockage or any reason
  • Extra baggage charges if any
  • Any expense of personal nature, telephone calls, laundry, internet etc.
  • Tips to Guide, driver or porters
  • Travel Insurance & Medical expenses

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrive Kathmandu (1400m), Transfer to Hotel.

    Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is itself an exciting and memorable experience as exotic panoramic view of snow-capped Himalaya’s sprawls before you. A representative and driver from our office will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you and help you check into the hotel. Thereafter, you will be thoroughly briefed about your travel plan..

  • Day 2

    Heli tour to Everest – Stopovers at Kalapatthar (5545m) & Kongde (4200m); overnight in Kathmandu

    Early in the morning you board the chopper and fly eastwards towards Everest Region. Your destination is Everest Base Camp. Enjoying aerial views of Everest [8,848 m], Ama Dablam [6856m], Thamserku [6608m] Kantega [6685m], Lhotse [8501m], Nuptse [7879m], you halt at Kalapatthar (5,545m) - one of the finest viewpoints to view Mount Everest up close and the site of the World’s Highest Cabinet Meeting (held on December 4, 2009). After exploring and taking pictures, you leave Kalapatthar and fly towards Kongde Ri (4200m) which has the world’s highest full service luxury resort – Yeti Mountain Home, Kongde. At the resort, you sit out marveling at the panoramic views of Himalayan Mountains and celebrate the completion of your Everest adventure and a sumptuous breakfast. Later you will fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu..

  • Day 3

    Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu

    After the early morning, breakfast the fully guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu kicks off. You will drive Boudhanath. Boudhnath Stupa, is one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. The Tibetan flavor is well observed in the backstreets of Boudhanath. The maroon robed monks enchanting the holy prayers and the mega statues of Buddha indulged in different mudras is great opportunity to grasp the practices of rich Buddhist culture. Then you will be driving to the next major destination in Kathmandu- Pashupatinath. The scattered small temples devoted to different Hindu deities along with the main temple dedicated to supreme Hindu God- Shiva are the highlights of Pashupatinath. The cremation procedure ongoing at Aryaghat; bank of Bagmati River is worthwhile observation to understand the Hindu rituals during the funerals. After the lunch, you will take a drive to Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the most artistic and glorious Durbar Square in the valley appeals a thorough exploration. Arousing wooden crafts depicting sex throughout the scattered monuments in the backstreets of Patan Durbar Square is worthy appreciable. After the tour to these two mega destinations of the valley. Then you will drive to back to your hotel in Kathmandu..

  • Day 4

    Depart Kathmandu

    Our support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. Or if you prefer, you can stay longer and indulge in more adventures such as game drive at National parks, rafting, bungy jumping, mountain biking etc. .


Best memory of the trip was helicopter ride to Everest. I would recommend fellow travelers to include the helicopter ride to Mt. Everest during their trip to Nepal.

Service of Explore Himalaya was excellent and faultless which I would rate with 5 stars. Kritee, my Tour Officer has been marvelous. She has made my tour seamless and taken responsibility for all arrangements.

Check photos of the heli tour on our blog

- Lee Francene Norell, Australia

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Best memory of the trip was helicopter ride to Everest. I would recommend fellow travelers to include the helicopter ride to Mt. Everest during their trip to Nepal.

- Lee Francene Norell, Australia Read Testimonials | Submit Your Testimonial

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