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Lukla to Everest Base camp by helicopter

Lukla, often called the gateway to Everest, is a small town in Nepal.

Helicopter tours from Lukla to Everest Base Camp surpass the traditional method of exploring the mountains and trekking and offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness Everest from the sky.

A thrilling adventure of its own, such aerial tours provide an offbeat way to behold the world’s highest peak by flying over them.

This article covers 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 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

Ticket prices

Adult ticket (18 to 65 years): US$1690 per passenger

You can book tickets for up to 10 passengers. 

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 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)

Ticket prices

Adult ticket (8 to 85 years): US$1550 per passenger

You can book tickets for up to five passengers. 


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Restrictions strictly followed

Weight limits apply for safe and comfortable Lukla to Everest Base camp helicopter rides. 

A minimum and a maximum of passengers are required on these tours, failing which, they will be canceled.

These tours are not wheelchair accessible.

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.

These tours are not recommended for pregnant travelers and people with heart problems or other serious medical conditions.

No other animals except service animals are allowed onboard.

Infants must be seated in the caregivers’ laps throughout the flight.

You must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time.

A valid passport or ID card is required.

Flight times are approximate subject to weather conditions.

Seating arrangements may often be in the hands of the tour organizers for a safe and stable flight.

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before your tour date. 

If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, a 100% percent cancellation fee is applicable.

No changes are allowed within 24 hours of the experience’s start time.

Helicopter tours require good weather. 

If the tour is canceled due to poor weather or non-fulfillment of the minimum number of passengers, you may be offered a different date or a full refund.

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