The Makalu Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the quickest and most efficient way to explore high-altitude terrains, snow-capped vistas, and ethnic Himalayan culture. Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,485m. For those who want to escape crowds, an overhead view of Everest, Lhotse, Chamlang, Kanchenjunga, lushness with beautiful rhododendron forests, glaciers, brimming with waterfalls, and tranquility in pure natural habitat this heli tour is available.

And even though you can explore the most magnificent landmark on foot but why not take in the whole beauty of the base camp from above by helicopter, soaking in the spectacular panoramic vistas from a bird’s eye perspective? The breathtaking views of mountainscapes from some of the world's highest peaks will leave you speechless. Furthermore, having a closer look at the helicopter is just incredible.

We Prabhu Helicopter are always ready to give you a smooth and beautiful flight whenever you want to enjoy a short holiday or a business trip. So, don’t miss out on this breathtaking helicopter trip which can be an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Facts about Makalu Base Camp Helicopter tour

Trip Name

Makalu Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Tour Type

Charter Flight

Maximum Group

5 Persons

Maximum Elevation

18,865 ft.

Flight Duration

Depends on the sector we fly from

Maximum Weight

450 kg

Best Season

February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December

Best Time to Fly

Early in the morning

Landing Points

Makalu Base Camp

Himalayan Sights

Everest, Lhotse, Chamlang, Kanchenjunga and many more

Heli Tour Cost Includes:

  1. Ground time cost
  2. Passenger Insurance

Heli tour cost excludes:

  1. Drop and pick up from Airport
  2. Domestic airport departure tax

Clothing and Preparations

  • Windproof Down Jacket (preferably waterproof too)
  • Warm Trousers
  • Sunhat and woolen cap
  • Scarf
  • Sunglasses/Goggles
  • Sunscreen (preferably of SPF30+ for full protection)
  • A bottle of water
  • Toilet paper and other necessities
  • Mobiles and cameras
  • Your passport or passport copy

Safety Notes for Makalu Base Camp Helicopter Tours:

                There are some important things to remember regarding safety and regulations as well as the trip in general for Makalu Helicopter Flight Tour. For starters, the total amount of places we visit and our landing spots may change depending on the weather and other condition. Safety is our utmost priority, both for the clients as well as our crew. So, the final decision to make will be in the hands of our experienced pilots as they are the ones best suited to make this decision.
                   On our Helicopter Flight to Makalu Base Camp, we will try to include all the important locations and highlights and give you as much time as possible to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and culture of the region. 

Some other important points to remember during the heli tour are listed below:

  • Always be in the line of sight of your pilot. Enter/exit the helicopter from the side or front.
  • Make sure you are wearing your seatbelt properly.
  • Don’t leave your anointed seat until the pilot has signaled it is safe to do so.
  • Weight distribution is important in Helicopters, so we will try to arrange seats accordingly. Please try not to change your assigned seats.
  • No smoking unless you have received permission from the captain.


NOTE: Bookings must be made 15 days in advance of the flight date, and flight confirmation must be received one week in advance of the flight date. Extra costs like airport taxes, national park fees, and breakfast are not included in the rates listed below.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If a booking is canceled, we must be notified by the customer one week before the flight date. Cancellations made one week before the flight date are free of charge. Cancellations made within one week will be charged 10% of the total cost of the chosen sector.