Everest base camp to Lukla Helicopter

  • Transfer
  • Lukla Airport
  • AS350 Series
  • EBC Helipad
  • Yes


Take on the Everest Base Camp to Lukla helicopter flight for an unforgettable adventure amidst the Himalayas. Discover the convenience and breathtaking views this alternative option offers for travelers. Experience the emergence of helicopters as a quicker and more accessible alternative to the traditional Everest base camp trek. Discover the convenience and time-saving benefits of the helicopter from Everest base camp to Lukla without compromising on the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas.

Helicopter from Everest Base Camp to Lukla:

Soar above the Himalayas on the helicopter route from Everest Base Camp to Lukla. Marvel at the majestic Ama Dablam, traverse the expansive Khumbu Glacier and catch a glimpse of the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest. This thrilling flight provides an unparalleled aerial perspective of the Everest region’s captivating landscapes. Depending on the Flight, additional landing sites may be explored up close to explore notable landmarks.

Everest base camp to Lukla helicopter price

Everest base camp to Lukla helicopter costs USD 600 Per person on a shared helicopter. Due to the weight limit at that altitude, the helicopter can only lift 2 persons ( 220 KGs) at a time. The helicopter has a maximum of 5-passenger seating capacity with a maximum weight limit of 450 Kgs depending on the height and temperature of the place.

Private flights from the Everest base camp to Lukla cost between USD 1500 to USD 2000, depending upon the number of passengers.

Add ons: You can add the flight to go around base camp and camp 1 for USD 500 extra. It’s a lovely scenic tour.

Advantages of Everest base camp to Lukla helicopter flight

1. By opting for helicopter transportation from Everest Base Camp to Lukla, you can save several days of trekking the same route back to Lukla

2. The helicopter ride offers a scenic flight in the Everest region

3. You can quickly escape the cold and mountain difficulties to warm and safe Lukla

4. If you are sick or not feeling well, the helicopter flight can pick you up from the base camp and bring you to a safer place

5. The flight reduces the stress of physical exertion, allowing you more time to stay at the base camp and enjoy the view before getting picked up by helicopter.

Other helicopter flight options

1.) Everest base camp to Kathmandu helicopter flight

You can also book the Everest base camp to Kathmandu helicopter flight. The flight will take you straight to Kathmandu, where you can enjoy your comfort at some very friendly hotels. The flight is very convenient for trekkers because once you reach the base camp, you can enjoy your time at your own pace, not having to rush to trek back again.

2) Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight

Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight is very popular for those who stay one night at Gorakshep and want to take the helicopter to Kathmandu the next day. Many trekkers choose the flight because they stay overnight to see the sunrise from the Kalapatthar. You can also book the same flight until Lukla only.

3) Lukla to Everest base camp helicopter tour

If you are at Lukla and need more to trek the base camp, you can book a Lukla to Everest base camp helicopter flight. The flight will take you to the base camp and return to Lukla. You can briefly tour Mt Everest and land at Kalapatthar to take photographs and experience the natural environment.

4) Kathmandu to Everest base camp helicopter tour

The Everest base camp helicopter tour from Kathmandu is a one-day excursion to Mt Everest. The flight is very suitable for travelers who cannot trek to the base camp but want to see Mt Everest nearby and land at the base camp. The trip is trendy; every day, there are 5 to 10 departures from Kathmandu airport.

5) Gorakshep to Gokyo Helicopter flight

Gorakshep to Gokyo Helicopter is an option to pass the Chola pass by helicopter. From Gorakshep to Gokyo, trekking is a challenging route. The Chola pass is very high and very steep. The flight picks you up at the Gorakshep helipad and drops you at the Gokyo helipad.

Reasons to take Everest base camp to Lukla helicopter flight

  • End your trip in style and luxury
  • Bypass the effort of trekking the same route back to Lukla
  • Enjoy the world’s best helicopter ride
  • Witness the Himalayan range from the sky
  • Shorten your trek duration


Where is the Everest base camp helipad?

There are several Helipads at the Everest base camp. Each helipad has its name, depending on who built the helipad. All the helipads are temporary and are eligible for landing and takeoff only during tourist seasons. Among all the helipads, HRA Helipad and Summit Club Helipad are near the famous rock at Everest base camp

Is there a mobile Network connection at the Everest base camp?

Yes, Everest base camp has a reliable telephone network connection. You must have a local sim card.

What model of the helicopter is used in Everest?

Airbus AS350 B3 helicopter is used to fly from Everest base camp.

Do you carry emergency oxygen on board?

Yes, the helicopter has emergency oxygen on board all the time. If you need it, you can speak to the pilot.

What happens in case of bad weather?

The flight will be rescheduled in bad weather where even a helicopter cannot fly. When the weather is ok, the helicopter will make the flight. However, if the bad weather goes longer, we will advise you to descend to lower elevations. During the whole time, our ground crews will keep in touch with you and update you on the current status.

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Everest base camp to Lukla Helicopter
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