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Everest: Half-Day Helicopter Tour – Sagarmatha, Nepal

Explore Mount Everest via helicopter in a half-day adventure from Kathmandu. Land at the Kala Patthar viewpoint or Everest Base Camp for amazing photo opportunities and enjoy an unforgettable breakfast at the Everest View Hotel.


The iconic Everest region is a dream destination for mountain climbers, trekkers, and travelers. The Alpine Club of Himalaya provides you with an opportunity to discover the wonders of the Khumbu region on a luxury of a Helicopter Tour. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour starts with a flight from the Kathmandu Valley and takes you to several attractions in the region. First head towards the iconic settlement of Lukla, perched on a hilltop. Next towards Kala Patthar, a renowned vantage point. After soaking in the views from 5,550 meters next head towards Everest View Hotel. The hotel is one of the highest placed locations in the world, enjoy a good meal with views of snowcapped mountains and the deep wilderness of the region. After that head towards Lukla and back to Kathmandu valley.

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a short yet majestic trip, be a part of this exciting journey with The Alpine Club of Himalaya.

Brief Itinerary:

Kathmandu to Lukla (2,845 meters) (45 minutes)
The Everest helicopter tour starts from Kathmandu. Once you reach the domestic airport hop on your helicopter and head towards Lukla. The flight to Lukla has mesmerizing with views, fly over the concert jungles, of the Kathmandu valley, as you cross the valley witness the majestic views of the lush hills of central Nepal, a part of the great Mahabharat range. Hovering above dotted settlements along the central hills of Nepal, you will reach the settlement of Lukla. A beautiful settlement nestled on a hilltop.
The flight duration is around 30 to 45 minutes. Once you reach Lukla, take a short break. The helicopter needs to be refueled at Lukla. A short break of around 10 to 15 minutes and again get in the helicopter and head towards Kala Patthar.

Lukla to Kala Patthar (5,550 meters) (15-20 minutes)
Kala Patthar is a famous vantage point of the Khumbu region nestled at an elevation of 5,550 meters. Trekkers often flock to this area to get a different perspective of the region, and the views at dawn are majestic from this vantage point. A 15 to 20 minutes flight will take you to the summit of Kala Patthar, passing over various settlements along the classic Everest trail. Fly over the settlements of Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorak Shep, and the deep wilderness of the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO enlisted World Heritage Site.
Once you reach the summit of Kala Patthar, soak in the views of Himalayan vistas. The 360-degree mountain view from Kala Patthar is stunning with views of Everest and Lhotse above 8000 meters, Nuptse, Changtse, Pumori above 7000 meters, Ama Dablam, Chumbu, Thamserku, Kangtega, Taboche & Lobuche above 6,000 meters along with other endless peaks of the Greater Himalayan range, glaciers, and icefalls.

Kala Patthar to Everest View Hotel (12 minutes)
Breakfast at the Everest View Hotel (30 minutes)
Everest View Hotel to Lukla for refueling (15 minutes)
Lukla to Kathmandu (45 minutes)



Explore Mount Everest by helicopter
Take photos from the Kala Patthar viewpoint or Everest Base Camp
Enjoy a breakfast you’ll never forget at the Everest View Hotel



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