EBC helicopter tour is one an adventurous tour to the Khumbu region to encounter the best and front view of Mount Everest. It is an opportunity to unfold the great Himalayas of the Everest Region.
It provides you with a quick look of the Everest Region allowing you to land on EBC or Kalapathar. Kalapathar (5,643 m) is the best vantage point to get the close-up view of Mount Everest.
Within a day, you get to witness the mesmerizing view of Mount Everest and other highest peaks of the world.
Thus, it is perfect for those have limited time and have a fair level of physical capability. Even in the short span of time, you will get to make wonderful memories and have a thrilling lifetime experience.
During the tour, you will get ample of major spots like Kalapathar and Khumbu Region. Along with Tengboche Monastery, Gorak Shep including Everest Base Camp.
A whole new experience to the Everest Region, ensuring with safety, comfort, and scenic view of Himalayas. This is what EBC Trek Helicopter Tour offers you.
Highlights of the EBC Trek Helicopter Tour
- Get close up view with the scenic helicopter flight over the worlds tallest mountain series
- Fly over Everest Base Camp (5,364m/1,7598 ft)
- Enjoy the panoramic view from Kalapathar (5,643m/1,819 ft)
- Witness majestic views of Mt. Everest including Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kantega, Lhotse, Nuptse
- Breathtaking aerial view of Khumbu valley
- A glimpse of Sherpa culture and lifestyle
- An awesome view of Khumbu Icefall and Glacier
Updated Itinerary for EBC Trek
Most of the treks and tours in the Everest region starts from Lukla. And to reach Lukla, you have two different option. You can either take a direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or you can take a drive from Kathmandu to Jiri and start the trek to Lukla.
But, due to the runway maintenance in Tribhuvan International airport, the flight schedules are changed. This new system will be applicable from April to July. So, to explore the Everest region you will have to take a scenic drive to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap form Kathmandu. This is a scenic drive of 3-4 hours. After this drive, you will take a 20 minutes flight to Lukla.
Best Time For EBC Helicopter Tour
March to June
It is the best recommended time to take this helicopter tour to the Everest Base Camp. During these months, the weather is clear and the temperature is at its best.
On the daytime, the temperature is around 15 to 20 degree Celsius making it pleasant for the tour. Where the morning and evening are colder with the temperature ranging from 0 to 5 degree Celsius.
Mid-September to December
The weather is clear after the monsoon rains making it another good time of the year for this tour.
At this time, days are little shorter as winter is on its way. The temperature in daytime is maximum to 20 degree Celsius which makes it a comfortable time for this helicopter trip.
December to March
These are the coldest months of the year. Even in the daytime, the temperatures are extremely cold reaching as low as -10 degree Celsius.
December to March is also possible for this trip as the daytime is clear with the blue sky.
Things to Consider for the EBC Helicopter Tour
The weather and climate depend on the seasons and the altitude. Since Everest is a high altitude region, the weather changes are quite frequent. So, the flight delays and cancellations are quite common during the treks and tour to the Everest region. So, you must be prepared for such unpredictables before you plan to explore the Everest region.
Note: In case, if your flight is however canceled due to weather conditions then your money will be refunded according to the company policy.
Everest Base Camp lies in the high altitudes. So you need to be warmly dressed even in the summer season. However, you don’t need to carry bulky bags or pack heavily for this short Helicopter trip.
Here are some recommended clothing or accessories for this EBC Helicopter Tour:
- Windproof Jacket
- Fleece Jackets
- Warm and windproof trousers
- Long/short sleeve t-shirts
- 100% UV rays protected Sunglasses
- High SPF sun cream
- Warm Hat
- Lip Balm
- Gloves and scarfs
- Water Bottle and Snacks
- Camera with Memory card and spare batteries
The total weight limit for the EBC Helicopter Tour is 500 KG. So on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour max is 6 passengers.
Helicopter tour capacity is basically decided by the weight of a person on your trip. Thus, knowing your weights is very important for this tour.
The helicopter flight maximum number of 5 pax from Kathmandu. And if there is single, double, up to 3 pax, the helicopter will be direct flying to EBC or Kala Patthar.
If there will be more than 3 pax, the Helicopter flight will be land at Pheriche. And then one more shuttle for EBC flight tour with landing Kalapatter.
Major Attractions of EBC Helicopter Tour
You might be thinking that the EBC Helicopter tour is very expensive. But, it can be easily afforded by anyone who wants to undertake this trip and is quite cheap.
The helicopter tour to the Everest Base Camp costs around $800- $1200 only.
In fact, you have to spend a lot of money on accommodation, gears, and other items while trekking to EBC. Also, you spend months and months of preparation time for trekking to Everest Base Camp.
Thus, you can enjoy the helicopter tour at a much cheaper price and in less time than the trek. Even in a short time, you can view all the beautiful highest peaks in the world.
The flights will take off in the morning with fresh air. The flights to the Everest Base Camp will be smooth and easy going.
The best thing about this tour is that you don’t need to worry about your packing as well as carrying extra stuff.
You get to travel either privately or with your family or with very few fellow travelers in the helicopter. This means that you don’t have to worry about the haggle of traveling with heavy trekking traffic.
Various Alternatives for EBC Trek and Helicopter Tour
There are various alternatives to go on a tour as a solo or with a group. So, you can choose your tour accordingly.
Private Helicopter Tour
It is for the people who want to travel to the Everest Base Camp with their families or loved ones. This tour costs you around $3500- $3600
Group Helicopter Tour
You can undertake this tour with a group where you will be sharing all your expenses. It will be a great time sharing your experiences with fellow travelers.
This will cost as cheap as $800- $1200. You’ll have the luxury of cutting your expenses without any compromising the views.
EBC Heli Trek
If you want to experience some trekking also have the helicopter tour to the Everest Region. Then, you can try the EBC Helicopter trek. You can go for some light trekking in Namche Bazaar and Phakding. Then, from Namche, it will take you to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar.
With this EBC Trek Helicopter Tour, you can get to the Everest Base Camp in just one day. It also allows you enough time to spend at the Base Camp and view the Everest region.
- The most effective way to undertake this tour is to travel in a private group. This way you can share your entire cost among the team.
- Planning is always necessary. So, pre-plan the tour before going for it.
- Budget planning is very essential. This Helicopter tour will costs you around USD 1500 per person.
- During off-seasons, plan the trip with more spare days. If bad weather hits on a particular day, you may continue the tour the next day.
The EBC Helicopter Tour is one of the easy scenic flight to the Everest Region where every moment will be worthful.
This EBC Helicopter Tour offers you safety, comfort, and provides wonderful views of mountains and natures. Alongside it saves your precious time, cost and provides medical assistance during emergencies.
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