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10 Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tours You Need To Book Now

Getting to Everest Base Camp is no joke. It is an 11-day trek that you have to do very slowly so that you are able to acclimate as you go up the ending elevation of 17,598 feet (5,364 meters).

When my husband and I did this hike he struggled a lot. Once we got past 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) he was vomiting and was very weak. We were able to finish the hike to Base Camp and it was one of the best experiences of our lives.

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Everest Base Camp

However, after we made it to the top my husband told me that he was too weak to make it back down. He hadn’t eaten anything but toast for the last 5 days and was not doing well. So we were forced to hire a helicopter for $500 each ($1,000 total) to get back down the mountain and he says that this was one of the best decisions he’s ever made.

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Us being rescued from Gorakshep

So, if you either can’t do the hike or don’t want to or you’re afraid you will get altitude sickness or anything like that then maybe consider an Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. Here are the 10 best Everest Base Camp helicopter tours.

1. Group Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing From Kathmandu

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Price: $1,320 per person

Duration: 3-4 Hours

Departs From: Kathmandu Airport

Rating: 5/5 (130+ reviews)

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Includes:

  • Everest helicopter flight
  • beautiful view along the route
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • Fuel surcharge
  • 10 minutes Kala Pattha (Base Camp) to see Everest
  • 1 hour at the Hotel Everest View for breakfast

2. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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Price: $1,420 per person

Duration: ~4 Hours

Departs From: Kathmandu Airport

Rating: 5/5 (20+ reviews)

Includes:

  • Airport Drop and Pick Up by private transports
  • Helicopter Ride
  • 20 minute landing at Everest Base Camp
  • Insurance for travelers

3. Landing Everest Base Camp by Helicopter

Everest base camp tour by helicopter
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Price: $1,333 per person

Duration: ~4 Hours

Departs From: Kathmandu Airport

Rating: 5/5 (20+ reviews)

Includes:

  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • 10 minute stop at Kala Patthar (Base Camp) for view of Everest
  • Breakfast at Hotel Everest View 30 minutes

4. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest base camp by helicopter
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Price: $1,150 per person

Duration: ~4 Hours

Departs From: Kathmandu Airport

Rating: 5/5 (10+ reviews)

Includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • Private transportation

5. Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight with Landing From Kathmandu Day Tour

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Price: $2,200 per person

Duration: 3-4 Hours

Departs From: Kathmandu Airport

Rating: 5/5 (20+ reviews)

Includes:

  • Round-trip transfer pick from Hotel and drop to hotel after fligth by car
  • Helicopter with expert pilot
  • 1 hour breakfast at Hotel Everest View Point
  • 10 minute stop at Kala Patthar (Base Camp) for view of Everest
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6. Everest Base Camp Landing Helicopter Tour

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Price: $1,300 per person

Duration: ~4 Hours

Departs From: Kathmandu Airport

Rating: 5/5

Includes:

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 20 minutes at Everest view hotel for breakfast
  • 10 minutes at Kala Patthar (Base Camp) for everest viewing

7. Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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Price: $1,312 per person

Duration: 4.5 Hours

Departs From: Kathmandu Airport

Rating: 5/5

Includes:

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • One chartered helicopter flight
  • Company charges
  • Oxygen tanks inside the aircraft (in case of emergencies)
  • 45 minutes at Everest view hotel for breakfast
  • 10 minutes at Kala Patthar (Base Camp) for everest viewing

8. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour – Group Joining

view of mount everest by helicopter
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Price: $1,270 per person

Duration: 4 Hours

Departs From: Kathmandu Airport

Rating: 5/5

Includes:

  • All arrival and departure transportation
  • Helicopter flight tour to Everest Base Camp on sharing base up to 5 pax.
  • Landing 10 min at the famous viewpoint of Kala Patthar (Base Camp) to take a picture and see the mountain
  • Landing 50 to 60 min breakfast break on Everest view hotel with a closeup view of Mount Everest
  • First Aid kit box and oxygen cylinder for an Emergency case
  • Domestic airport departure taxes/fees.
  • Entry/Admission – Mount Everest

9. Day Tour to Everest Base Camp By Helicopter

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Price: $1,250 per person

Duration: ~4 Hours

Departs From: Kathmandu Airport

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Rating: 5/5

Includes:

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • We will stop at Kala Patthar (Base Camp) for few minutes
  • We will stop at Hotel Everest View for 30 minutes at the Hotel Everest view for the breakfast

10. Everest Base Camp Private Helicopter Tour for Two with Landing & Breakfast

EBC by helicopter
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Price: $2,199 per person

Duration: ~3-4 Hours

Departs From: Kathmandu Airport

Rating: 5/5 (10+ reviews)

Includes:

  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Fuel surcharge
  • 1 hour at Everest view hotel for breakfast
  • 30 minutes at Kala Patthar (Base Camp) for everest viewing

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable experience, then you need to add this to your bucket list. Going to see the tallest mountain in the world is something that you will never forget and never regret doing.

It might seem like a lot of money at first glance but in the end it costs just as much if you were to hire a sherpa and do the full Everest Base Camp Trek. So if you have limited time in Nepal or a bad knee or anything that is stopping you from doing the trek then I would highly suggest that you do an Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour.

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