Lukla to Everest Base camp Helicopter

  • Tour
  • Lukla Airport
  • Lukla Airport
  • AS350 Series
  • Included


Lukla to Everest base camp helicopter is one of the most amazing tours you can take during your trip to Nepal. The flight starts and ends in Lukla. The flight starts towards eastern phakding and Namche and turns north towards Everest base camp, following Tyangboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorekshep. You will fly to the Base camp, where you can witness camp 1 and camp 2 too. Your pilot will show you Everest’s surrounding mountains, including Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Lobuche, Amadablam, etc. While you take the route, you will see sherpa settlements and many small lakes or ponds. You will then, finally, land at Kalapatthar (5644m). Kalapatthar is a viewpoint and landing site for all the helicopter tours on Everest. The view is excellent from Kalapatthar. A photo you will take at kalapatthar is worth more than a million-dollar memory.

A quick question may come to your mind, why doesn’t the helicopter land at the Everest base camp? Here is the reason: No helicopters are allowed to land in the Everest base camp itself except for rescue purposes. Besides, many travelers from the past complained that the view of Everest was very tiny and couldn’t enjoy the view.

Type of Helicopter used for Everest helicopter tour

We use Airbus AS350 B3 (H125) helicopters for Gorekshep. Other helicopters cannot have enough power to lift passengers at that altitude. This helicopter model is said to be the safest helicopter for high altitudes. We use other models like AS350 B2, AS350 FXII, Robinson R66 and bell helicopters for lower altitudes according to their capabilities.

Is it hard to breathe at Everest base camp or Kalapatthar?

At that altitude, you will experience mild symptoms of breathing. But that’s completely normal. From Lukla ( 2860m) to Kalapatthar ( 5644m), Gaining almost 3000m will give you some symptoms. If you experience serious symptoms, tell your pilot, and he will fly you to a lower altitude, and you will be ok in a few minutes.

Lukla to Everest base camp by helicopter

Lukla to Everest base camp by helicopter has been very popular these days among those who do not have time and want to take a short trek in the Everest region. You can take a short trek around and take the helicopter to Everest base camp. You can also take the helicopter from anywhere, along the route, to Everest base camp. Many people take Namche to the Everest base camp helicopter tour.

Lukla to Everest base camp duration

Lukla to Everest base camp by helicopter takes about 35 minutes. You can expect a 35-minute ride in Heaven (Himalayas) on a clear day.

Lukla to Everest base camp helicopter on sharing basis

You can buy tickets to the Everest base camp helicopter tour on a sharing basis. Every day numerous travelers are looking for a seat. We collect them and organize the Lukla to Everest base camp helicopter tour.

So, Lukla to Everest base camp helicopter tour is the best alternative way to reach base camp. A helicopter ride in the Himalayas has always been a wonderful experience for everyone who has done it. The trekking route in Everest has been very commercialized these days, and people enjoy the trail less than they expect. Many people do the trek with an expectation of wilderness but end up with fine pizzas, double mattresses and heated rooms. They give off the trek, take the helicopter to base camp, and return to Lukla. In the end, the base camp and Everest mountain are what people come here for.

Lukla to Everest base camp helicopter Tripadvisor

A forum on TripAdvisor discusses the Everest base camp helicopter tour. There are a few options available, and you will find ideas and recommendations from those who have done it.

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The Everest helicopter tour is a very famous and spotlight activity in Nepal. But based on what you would like to do, we can organize the various options for your trip accompanied by a helicopter. For example, you can fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding. The next day you can trek to Namche, stroll around, and stay there. The next day you can take the helicopter to Everest base camp from Namche and fly back to Lukla. You can stay overnight in Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu the next day. This kind of trip gives you a nice experience of flight, trek, people, culture, terrain, environment and many more. We call it a high-value trip.

Can you talk to the pilot during the helicopter flight?

You can talk to the pilot during the flight through the headphone. However, taking too much and loud is not recommended. You should ask permission from the pilot before you start talking to him. This prevents the distraction or disturbance from piloting. He might communicate with the traffic controller or the aircraft nearby. Your pilot is also your guide. He knows your questions and will brief you on everything he needs to do.

Cancellations and Refund policy:

There are many reasons a flight can be canceled or delayed for an unknown time. Weather, Air traffic, Aircraft Technical, Fuel shortage, and unforeseen situations. Everest region is full of surprises when it comes to weather. It can change in a minute from Good to bad and vice-versa.

During cancellations due to unforeseen situations, a full refund will be made. If the customer makes the cancellation, USD $200 will be charged. No refunds will only be made if the flight has taken off and is on the way to the destination. In case of delayed and cancellation by the customer due to delay, USD $200 will be charged.

Lukla to Everest base camp helicopter price

Lukla to Everest base camp helicopter costs USD 450 Per Person on a shared helicopter. A private flight costs USD 1400 if you are a maximum of 3 people and USD 1800 if you are a maximum of 5 people.

The maximum capacity of the helicopter is Five passengers, but due to the thin air at that altitude, it can only lift a maximum of 3 persons (A total of 220 – 250 KGs). The weight-lifting capacity of the helicopter depends on the wind and temperature of the place. For a group of 4 or 5 persons, the helicopter will do a shuttle service to the nearest lower altitude (Pheriche, 4500M). Further explaining the shuttle service, the helicopter will lift 3 pax and drop them to Kalapatthar, and it will come back to Pheriche and lift the other 2 pax and take them to Pheriche, where the other three are dropped. And then, the helicopter will board all 5 passengers and take them to Lukla.


  • 1. The most important part of every trip is safety. It can be hazardous if you do not follow the safety regulations of the helicopter.
  • Only approach the helicopter once it is landed and the pilot calls you. Until then, maintain your distance.
  • Do not approach the helicopter from the back end. The tail rotor will get you. Always approach the helicopter from the front end (Cockpit)
  • Bow down your head when near the helicopter
  • Always approach the helicopter from the lower side of the landing site

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