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Lukla to Everest Base camp by helicopter

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Helicopter tours from Lukla to Everest Base Camp offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the grandeur of the world’s highest peak in a way few have the privilege to experience.

This unique and thrilling aerial adventure offers an experience of the majesty of Everest and its neighboring peaks without the physical demands of trekking.

Whether you’re a mountaineer seeking a new perspective or an adventurer with limited time, this extraordinary journey promises an unforgettable experience leaving you with a profound appreciation for the pristine attraction.

This article explains everything you need to know before booking the Lukla to Everest Base camp helicopter tour.

Lukla to Everest Base camp by helicopter

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Pull out your jacket, wear your shoes, put on your scarves, and get ready to experience heaven on Everest Base Camp.

Lukla to Everest Base camp by helicopter drops you on the Kala Patthar, where you can stand still and gaze at the beauty of the Himalayas.

Nothing can be better than reaching the top of the EBC without climbing or trekking. 

This tour lets you closely see the snowy mountains, forests, farms, valleys, and glaciers while soaring across Khumbu village, Sherpa village, and Syangboche.

This tour takes care of all your adventure, thrills, and food needs.

After exploring the EBC, this tour takes you to Everest View Hotel for a fine, hot, delicious breakfast. 

Highlights of the tour

– Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,845 meters): 45 minutes

– Helicopter flight from Lukla to Kala Patthar (5,550 meters): 15 to 20 minutes

– Fly from Kala Patthar to Everest View Hotel: 10 minutes

– Breakfast at the Everest View Hotel: 30 minutes

– Fly from Syangboche to Lukla for refueling: 15 minutes

– Fly back to Kathmandu: 45 minutes

This tour lasts for four hours, including ground handling.

Pick-up and drop

This air tour comes with a free pick-up and drop. 

On the day of your tour, the tour operator team will come to pick you up from your location.

You can select a pick-up time of either 6.15 am or 7.30 am, based on your convenience. 

Ticket prices

Adult ticket (18 to 65 years): US$1350 per passenger (1,76,695 NRS)

You can book tickets for up to 10 passengers. 

Ticket inclusions

– Hotel pick-up and drop-off
– Round-trip private transfer.
– Air-conditioned vehicle
– Private transportation

Ticket exclusions

– Drinks
– Breakfast / Food US$35 (4000 NRS)
– Airport tax of US$4 (500 NRS)
– National park fees, US$45 (5000 NRS) per person


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Everest Scenic Helicopter Flight With Multiple Landing

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From hills drenched in snow and villages painted in vibrant colors, you witness magical views soothing to the eyes on a heli tour. 

On a heli tour, you see so many stunning scenic views urging you to go down and see it closely. 

To fix this urge, we suggest you book the Everest Scenic Helicopter Flight With Multiple Landings that allows you to land on the ground multiple times and gives you a chance to take pictures, shoot videos and gaze at the beauty of nature.

Highlights of the tour

– Kathmandu to Lukla: 50 minutes flight and 20 minutes landing  

– Lukla to Pheriche: 25 minutes flight and 20 minutes landing

– Shuttle from Pheriche to Kalapatthar with twice landing 

– Pheriche to Everest View Hotel: 1 hour landing 

– Everest View Hotel to Lukla flight

– Lukla to Kathmandu flight

This tour lasts for four hours, including ground handling.

Pick-up and drop

This chopper tour comes with free pick-up and drop.

On the day of your tour, the tour operator team will come to pick you up from your location.

The pick-up starts at 6.15 am.

Ticket prices

Adult ticket (8 to 85 years): US$1350 per passenger (1,76,695 NRS)

You can book tickets for up to 5 passengers. 

Ticket inclusions 

– Heli-tour to Everest Base Camp
– All government taxes, VAT, and office service charges
– Your insurance
– Air-conditioned vehicle

Ticket exclusions

– Breakfast
– Everything that is not mentioned in the inclusion
– National park, Lukla entrance fee, and airport tax total (Rs. 5000)

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