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- Aerial view of the Great Himalayas in the eastern Nepal
- Dense forests of Sagarmatha National Park
- Sherpa settlement areas located in high altitude
- Stunning view of Mt. Everest Summit from Kala Patthar
- Lunch or breakfast at Everest View Hotel, the world’s highest placed hotel
- Best aerial tour in the world
- Accessible for all age groups
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the easiest way to have the aerial view of the Great Himalayas in the shortest time. Flying just like a bird above the sky, you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the entire Everest region. It is one of the must-do activities for a lifelong memory while in Nepal tour. You witness the lush valleys, diverse landscapes, high altitude Sherpa villages and snow capped mountains without any difficulty.
Flight over Mount Everest gives you an opportunity to have a lifetime achievement to be to reach the vicinity of the world’s highest peak in no time. You can have the view of glaciers, icefalls and dense forests of Sagarmatha National Park in this tour. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is not everyone’s cup of tea. Everest Base Camp trek requires a good deal of physical fitness and mental determination.
Everest Helicopter Tour begins from the Kathmandu Airport and takes you to the Eastern Himalayas of Nepal. While flying to Mount Everest, you can have the mesmerizing vistas of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas around Kathmandu. The glittering peaks Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang regions come to your sight. After having the in-flight scenery of natural and cultural wonders of the Kathmandu Valley, you move towards Lukla.
The helicopter then, lands at Lukla, also called Tenzing Hillary Airport for fuelling purpose. You can have a short break at Lukla, the gateway to Everest region trekking. Then, you fly towards Everest Base Camp by enjoying the stunning vistas of the snowy peaks of the region. Here, you have two options: Everest Helicopter Tour with landing at different locations within Everest region or without landing anywhere.
Cost of Everest Helicopter tour
Everest heli tour without landing gives you the best aerial view of the high Himalayas in the world. The helicopter flies across Namche Bazaar, Tenboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp. While on board, you get the astounding view of the sociocultural and natural features of these places. Then, the helicopter flies back to Lukla and stops for a while to refuel it. After that, you fly back to the Kathmandu Valley by having the enchanting view of Everest region once more.
Everest Helicopter tour with landing is quite different from this tour without landing at any place around the Everest region. The cost of Everest Helicopter tour with landing is a little higher than without landing. And the duration is also longer than that of an Everest Helicopter tour without landing. But the rewards are more precious, although it is costlier and longer though.
When the helicopter refuels at Lukla, it starts flying towards Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar. You can reach there within 15 minutes while trekking takes around 10 days. The plane lands there for about 5 minutes as landing there may cause Acute Mountain Sickness. Within the given time, you can have the 360-degree of panoramic view of the Everest Summit and other peaks.
Views from Kala Patthar
While landing at Kala Patthar, you can have the glittering peaks of Mt. Everest I8,848 m) as if smiling at you. Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse and other peaks can be seen from here. You can capture this lifetime achievement in your camera and the mind for lifelong memory. The snaps you capture here are the testimonials that you have been to Everest Base Camp once in a lifetime!
Then, the shuttle starts to fly back towards Syangboche or Everest View Hotel nearby Namche Bazaar. Flying for about 15 minutes, the helicopter lands at the world’s highest altitude hotel. You can have nearly 20 minutes’ break here at Everest View Hotel. You can have your breakfast or lunch at this hotel by enjoying the close up view of Mt. Everest and neighboring peaks.
After you enjoy the lot with the splendid vistas of the Himalayas, the shuttle flies towards Lukla. It refuels here and begins the retreat flight towards the Kathmandu Airport. The 45-minutes’ flight lets you relish the scenery of the soaring peaks once again. When you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. In this way, Everest Helicopter tour with landing comes to an end by offering you the best heli tour in Nepal.
Who Can do Everest Helicopter Fly?
As you don’t have to walk along the steep rugged trails up and down, an Everest helicopter tour can be done easily. Unlike Everest Base Camp trek, it doesn’t require physical fitness and other hardships as well. Similarly, you don’t have to have a considerable vacation to spend in Nepal for this helicopter excursion to Everest region.
What you have got to do is board on the helicopter and get ready to focus on the rewards to have. Therefore, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is accessible for anyone from children to senior citizens. If you have just one-day’s vacation in Nepal and want to see the Mountain Giants of Everest region, it is possible. Within three hours, you can fly towards Everest Base Camp and fly back to Kathmandu enjoying the gorgeous Himalayas.
What is the best time for Helicopter Tour?
As it does take a short time, you can do Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour any time of the year. What requires is the fine day with clear visibility. In winter, the thick fog and mists may obstruct the visibility that it is difficult to do this tour. Besides this, you can never predict the weather conditions of the high altitude places. In rainy season as well, the heavy shower and unexpected fog and mists can be a hurdle for the flight.
You should be flexible for the delay, postponement and cancellation of flights due to unavoidable weather condition. Flying over Mt. Everest in winter and rainy seasons may not apt for those having very limited vacation. You cannot have the astounding vistas of the snow capped peaks, the Khumbu Glacier and the Khumbu Glacier in these seasons. Therefore, it is not much good idea to plan Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in this time.
The best seasons for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour are spring and autumn. The days are fine with the perfect visibility that you can have the 360-degree aerial view of the Great Himalayas. Flying to the Everest region in these seasons is the best idea to have the lifelong memory of the snowy peaks around Mt. Everest. In these seasons, there are multiple flight services from Kathmandu Airport. We highly recommend you to book you a trip to these two seasons.
Weight for Everest Tour by Helicopter
According to the latest rules and regulations, maximum 5 persons and a pilot can fly in a helicopter tour to Everest. However, the weight limit is strictly implemented in this flight. As long as the flight over 4,500 m, the weight limit is 240 kg. If the total weight of the passengers in 240 kg, the helicopter directly lands at Kala Patthar. But if the weight crosses the given limit, the helicopter lands at Periche. Then, takes two shuttle flights up to the vantage point of Mt. Everest Summit.
What to Bring Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
Carrying a rucksack is not necessary during Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour as it lasts for only 3 hours. You need to be careful about the clothing and snacks including water for the tour. If you are travelling in winter, you should put on a down jacket, woolen hat and thick trousers. But if you are touring in other seasons, you should wear a warm jacket, sun hat, cotton socks and sunglasses.
Bringing a fully charged high dimension camera with battery backup and mobile phone is another thing you must do. You should have extra storage device like memory cards or laptops as well. Using sun’s cream and packing dry food and enough water bottles are also equally important.