What is the easiest way to see Everest Base Camp in Nepal?

June 8, 2023

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What is the easiest way to see Everest Base Camp in Nepal?

The 5 nights 6 days Everest Base Camp (EBC) tour by airplane and helicopter offers a fast-paced and efficient way to reach Everest Base Camp and explore the region. The tour begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small town in the Everest region.

Upon landing in Lukla, you’ll spend the same day in Lukla to acclimatize to the high altitude. The next morning, you’ll take a helicopter from Lukla to Everest Base Camp, providing a thrilling and scenic aerial journey. This allows you to bypass the trekking route and reach the base camp quickly.

Once at Everest Base Camp, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the area, marvel at the towering peaks, and soak in the unique atmosphere. After spending the day at the base camp, you’ll stay overnight at the Everest View Hotel, which offers panoramic views of the Everest range.

The next day, after breakfast at the hotel, you’ll take a helicopter back to Lukla. This helicopter ride allows you to enjoy the aerial views once again and saves time on the return journey. Upon reaching Lukla, you’ll take a regular airplane flight back to Kathmandu on the same day, concluding the tour.

This 5 nights 6 days Everest Base Camp tour by airplane and helicopter provides a swift and convenient way to experience the Everest region. It allows you to witness the awe-inspiring landscapes, cultural richness, and natural beauty of the area while minimizing the time spent on trekking. This tour is ideal for those with limited time or those seeking a faster-paced adventure.


Day 01:- Kathmandu International Airport, Nepal

Day 02:- Kathmandu Valley full Day Tour

Day 03:- Flight to lukla and stay at lukla

Day 04:- EBC from lukla by helicopter and stay at Everest View hotel

Day 05:- Everest view hotel to lukla by helicopter and back to Kathmandu by flight

Day 06:- Back Home


Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival

On the first day, you will arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal. This is the capital city and the starting point for many adventures in the country. After you arrive, Jatra Travels representative will pick up you from airport and after arrival you can check into your accommodation and take some time to rest and recover from your journey.

Day 02: Kathmandu Full Day Tour

This day is dedicated to exploring Kathmandu. You can visit various cultural and historical sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (also known as the Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. These places offer a glimpse into Nepal’s rich heritage and spirituality.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla and Stay at Lukla

On day 3, you will take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is a small town located in the Everest region and serves as the gateway to the Mount Everest trek. After reaching Lukla, you can settle into your accommodation and explore the town at your leisure. It’s advisable to take it easy and acclimatize to the higher altitude.

Day 04: Everest Base Camp (EBC) from Lukla by Helicopter, Back to Everest View Hotel

This day is the highlight of your trip as you will be flying to Everest Base Camp by helicopter. This allows you to witness the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the iconic Mount Everest. After spending some time at the base camp, you will then return to Everest View Hotel, which offers stunning panoramic views of Everest and the surrounding peaks.

Day 05: Back to Lukla from Everest View Hotel and Same Day Return to Kathmandu by Flight

On day 5, you will return from Everest View Hotel to Lukla. From Lukla, you will catch a flight back to Kathmandu. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you can spend the rest of the day at your leisure, perhaps exploring more of the city, shopping for souvenirs, or trying out local cuisine.

Day 06: Back Home

This is the day of departure. You will check out of your accommodation in Kathmandu and head to the airport to catch your flight back home, concluding your trip.

Please note that weather conditions and other factors can sometimes cause changes in flight schedules, especially when traveling to mountainous regions like Lukla. It’s important to stay flexible and keep contingency plans in mind. Also, make sure to consult with local guides and travel agencies for the most up-to-date information and guidance during your trip.

Airplane Company for the Lukla Flight

  • Sita Air
  • Summit Air
  • Tara Air

Helicopter Company for the Everest Helicopter tour

  • Air Dynasty Helicopter
  • Manang Air Helicopter

Best time for Helicopter Tour to Mountain Everest

  • September – October – November – December – March – April – May- June

Major Attractions during Everest Helicopter Tour

Helicopter tours to Mount Everest from Kathmandu are a fantastic way to experience the majesty of the Himalayas without the time and effort required for a traditional trek to Everest Base Camp. These tours are ideal for travelers with limited time in Nepal or those who prefer a more luxurious way to explore the mountains.

  • Lukla – Lukla is a small town located in the Solukhumbu District of the Everest region in Nepal. It is famously known for its Tenzing Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport, which is considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world due to its short runway and challenging terrain. The town serves as the gateway for trekkers and mountaineers who are visiting the Everest region. Despite being a small town, Lukla has many amenities for tourists, including accommodation, restaurants, and shops selling trekking gear.
  • Everest Base Camp: The tour usually includes a stop at the Everest Base Camp, which is located at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet). You’ll get a chance to see the colorful tents and prayer flags of the mountaineers who attempt to climb Mount Everest. You’ll also be able to take in the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Kala Patthar View Point: Some tours include a stop at Kala Patthar, which is a popular viewpoint that offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas. The viewpoint is located at an altitude of 5,550 meters (18,209 feet) and is known for its breathtaking views of Mount Everest.
  • Namche Bazaar: You’ll also fly over the picturesque village of Namche Bazaar, which is located at an altitude of 3,440 meters (11,290 feet). The village is known for its vibrant markets, shops, and restaurants, as well as its stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Tengboche Monastery: The Tengboche Monastery is one of the most famous and picturesque monasteries in the Himalayas. You’ll get a chance to see this ancient monastery from above, with its stunning backdrop of the mountains.
  • Traditional Sherpa Villages: During the helicopter tour, you will fly over the picturesque Sherpa villages nestled in the mountains. You will have the opportunity to observe the traditional Sherpa lifestyle and their unique culture.

Trip Route

  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Everest Base Camp – syangboche –  Lukla – Kathmandu

Cost Includes:

  • Private ground transport: Hotel-airport- Hotel
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu with bb plan – Aloft Hotel Thamel – 5*
  • Local guide and private transport during the Kathmandu full day tour
  • Entrance fee during the kathmandu tour
  • Permit and helicopter Landing fee during Everest
  • Kathmandu lukla Kathmandu Airplane Flight ticket
  • Lukla to Ebc and back to Everest view hotel and next morning to Luka helicopter
  • One night stay at Everest View hotel with Dinner and Breakfast
  • One night stay at Lukla with Dinner and Breakfast – Lukla Airport Resort
  • Government taxes.

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch during Everest view hotel and lukla hotel
  • Lunch and dinner during the Kathmandu hotel

Basic equipment list for tour

  • Hat,
  • gloves,
  • scarf,
  • water bottle,
  • camera,
  • spare batteries,
  • lip balm,
  • tissue paper,
  • sunglasses,
  • sunscreen,
  • thick socks,
  • a warm or down jacket,
  • comfortable underwear,
  • a windproof upper body layer and trousers, as well as hiking boots.