Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour or Everest Helicopter Tour is ideal for those who do not have enough time to hike for several days for hours. Even people with physical limitations who want to explore the highest peak in the world can do this tour in a few hours. People may wonder what difficulties are involved in exploring Mount Everest. But this luxurious tour is designed for those who feel that they might find trekking difficult.
This exciting trek offers incredible views of pristine mountain peaks up close. The main attraction of this tour is to see the world's highest peaks up close along with other famous peaks like Thamserku (6608), Khantega (6782m), Lhotse (8516m), Pumori (7165m), Nuptse (7861m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). A magnificent landscape reveals itself as your pilot glides the helicopter over attractive Sherpa mountain villages, bright green mountain glaciers and a snow-white area of Himalayan peaks and glaciers.
Highlights of the Trip
· You will enjoy the blissful helicopter flight from Kathmandu to the foot of the highest peak in the world.
· You can have the privilege of landing on Kala Patthar, at 5,545 meters, in one hour.
· You will enjoy the fascinating natural beauty of Sagarmatha National Park.
· You will be able to fly over the main sites of Everest Base Camp and get a view of the region from an eagle's perspective in 4 hours.
· With a comfortable helicopter flight, you will reach Everest Base Camp without a drop of sweat or lethargy.
· You will have breakfast or dinner at Everest View Hotel, one of the best high mountain hotels in the world.
· You will see some of the best mountain views in the world.
· Experience breathtaking views of Everest in a single day
· You will fly over the impressive Khumbu Glacier.
· You will enjoy the incredible view of the Everest region from the air.
Phase 1: Everest Base Camp helicopter takes off from Kathmandu and flies over Kathmandu Valley, Nagarkot Hill and Jiri Alpine Forest and lands in Lukla.
Phase 2: After refueling, fly over Namche Bazaar, the ancient Buddhist monastery of Tengboche, Pheriche, the Khumbu Glacier and land at the viewpoint of Kala Patthar.
Phase3: Take off from Kala Patthar and fly through Everest Base Camp (EBC). Then land at Everest View Hotel for breakfast or lunch.
Phase 4: After finishing breakfast, fly to Lukla via Namche Bazaar, make a short stopover in Lukla for refueling and then fly back to Kathmandu airport.
This trip is like the phase of sharing. If you want a private helicopter for a tour, we have to charge extra for it. And if the trip is cancelled in a region with bad weather, we will deduct the cost of airport pickup and drop from your eligible expenses.
The indicated price for the helicopter tour is valid only for a single or double shuttle. Please note that the maximum total weight of one shuttle is up to 250 kg. And the two shuttles for 500 kg. (The largest number of people in a helicopter is 5 pax). If the total number of people exceeds the weight limit. We need an additional helicopter to start your trip from Kathmandu, and the full cost of helicopter from Kathmandu will be charged. The weight limit in the Himalayas (above 4400m altitude) is only 250kg if you need to carry more due to weight management. You will have to pay extra for an additional shuttle (the price will be divided equally among the total number of people). For example, if the total number of people is 5 and the average weight of one person is 100kg, we need an additional shuttle from Pheriche due to weight management.
The helicopter tour is the best alternative to reach Everest base camp, because from the beginning to the end of the trip you will not have a chance to give your eyes a break. Every second of this tour will give you a different view of the valley, forest and mountain of Everest region on this trip.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is perfect for travelers who have limited time for a day trek. People with physical disabilities can also join the Everest Helicopter Tour and enjoy the magnificent views of the mighty Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Gaurishankar and many other popular peaks. Travelers may be afraid to do Everest Base Camp Trek due to its difficulty, but this luxurious tour allows travelers to land at the base camp of mighty Everest in a short time, which otherwise requires days of trekking. Therefore, Everest base camp helicopter tour package is becoming more and more popular nowadays as a short helicopter trip to Everest base camp as well as other regions of Everest.
The helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp departs from the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. The flight takes off from the airport and you will have an eagle view of many heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley. As the flight continues towards the eastern side, the snow-capped peaks appear in front of your eyes. The helicopter will land at Lukla airport for a while to complete some procedures of your trip. During the break you will enjoy the view of the Himalayan mountain range surrounding the town of Lukla.
After a short rest, you will start your adventure trip by helicopter to Everest Base Camp, where many mountain peaks are waiting for you on the route. When the helicopter lands at Everest Base Camp, you won't believe your eyes because you will see the highest peak in the world in front of your eyes. Likewise, peaks like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse and many more peaks along with Khumbu glacier can be seen from the base camp.
From the base camp, the flight will take you to Kala Patthar (5180m), the best vantage point from which you can enjoy a 360-degree view of Everest and other peaks, including breathtaking landscapes. You will be able to take some photos as a souvenir of a great trip to Everest. From Kala Patthar, the helicopter will then take you to Everest View Hotel where you can have a delicious breakfast and enjoy the beautiful scenery. After finishing breakfast, you will fly back to Kathmandu and enjoy the view of beautiful villages and valleys on the way.
So, enjoy this adventure trip with us for Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with best price. We provide our visitors with high quality helicopter service at reasonable price. With an experienced tour guide and well trained pilots who have been flying for a long time, we assure you that we will fulfill all your needs and desires during the tour. The flight to EBC that we provide during the tour is designed to give you a breathtaking view of the scenic beauty through the window seats.
Everest base camp helicopter tour is Kathmandu-Lukla-Syangboche-Everest base camp-Everest View Hotel-Lukla-Kathmandu.
The helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp lands at two different points. This makes your trip more interesting. Once is at Kalapatther to take beautiful views of the high mountain and feel the altitude. After that, your flight will land at Everest View Hotel where you can have breakfast and enjoy the best view of Mount Everest region.
There are many ways to get to Everest Base Camp. Drive to Jiri and trek to Everest base camp, drive or fly to Phaplu (Salleri) and trek to Everest base camp, fly to Lukla is the best trekking route in Everest region. The long route to Everest base camp is Jiri to Everest base camp and the short and one of the best and easiest ways to reach Everest base camp is to take a helicopter to Everest base camp landing at Kalapatter. This is a luxurious way to get to Everest Base Camp by helicopter.
5:30 am to 6:30 am: Our office representatives will meet you at the hotel, Pick up from the hotel and transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for the scheduled helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp.
6:30 to 7:30: Preparation and processing for your scheduled helicopter flight to EBC.
After arriving at the airport, we start preparing for the helicopter tour. After making sure that all documents are in order, we head to the departure point.
7:30am - 11:00am: Helicopter flight, exploring the Himalayas and Everest base camp, breakfast and other as indicated.
We start our Himalayan trek at around 7:30am towards the Mahalangur Himalayan range. We will fly over lively Sherpa villages before landing at Everest Base Camp. At an altitude of 5,364 meters, Everest Base Camp will be our first stop on this Himalayan adventure. Accompanied by the majestic Himalayas, we will have breakfast before continuing our exploration of the Himalayas.
12:00 - 13:00: Return flight from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu.
After enjoying a surreal moment at Everest Base Camp, we made our way back to the capital.
13:00-14:00: Return to your hotel/ Thamel. Farewell and departure
After landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be escorted back to your hotel by our representatives. We hope you had a pleasant time with us and look forward to seeing you again for different trip.
The helicopter can accommodate a maximum of 5 people.
Pick up at the airport and return to the hotel.
Airport boarding pass and taxes.
Oxygen for rapid evacuation, by helicopter if necessary.
1 hour rest at Everest View Hotel.
Cost of the helicopter flight.
10 to 15 minutes break at Kalapathar viewpoint to take photos and videos.
Government taxes and fuel surcharges.
International airfare and visa fees.
Breakfast and tea, coffee at Everest View Hotel.
Everest entry permit fees.
Cash bills and personal expenses.
Tips and thanks to the staff
All our published fixed departure dates are guaranteed. If the date does not suit your travel plans, the cost and duration of the trip, please contact us for your individual private trip, itinerary and price. Since we are a local travel and trekking company based in Kathmandu, we try to find a small private group that fits your travel needs. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help you plan your customized trip to your dream destination. Thank you and Namaste!
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You will stay in three-star hotels in Kathmandu. A single traveler must share a room with another traveler of the same gender. If you need a single supplement, you will have to pay a surcharge.
Weight limit for Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour
The helicopters used on the Everest Heli Tour have a maximum capacity of 500 kg and can accommodate up to 5 people without the pilot. If the number of people is 3 or less, the helicopter will take off from Lukla directly to Everest Base Camp. As the altitude on the helicopter tour exceeds 4,000m, the maximum weight of the helicopter changes to 250kg on average. To adjust the weight of the helicopter to the higher altitude, if there are more than 3 people, the helicopter will first land in Pheriche, where we will manage the weight for a single shuttle flight before leaving for Everest Base Camp.
Maximum number of people Maximum 5 people in 1 helicopter
Weight limit for 5 people Maximum 500 kilograms
Weight limit for 3 people Maximum 250 kilograms
Recommended average weight 80 kilograms (per person)
Best Season for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Although the trip is possible throughout the year, certain months are preferred because of the scenic display of the Himalayas and Everest region. The spring months of March to May offer a picturesque natural beauty when the lush green valleys are colored with floral shades of red, pink and white. While the monsoon months of June and July are usually avoided due to fog and flight delays.
Autumn (September-November) brings back the warm temperatures and the wonderful views of the Himalayas. Generally, we consider autumn as the best of the seasons. But, it's up to you. We are here to make your dreams come true, we will do our best to meet your expectations at any time of your preference. Even the winter months, from December to February, offer new glimpses of the beauty of the Himalayas despite the cold weather. However, as it is the monsoon season, June, July and August are not recommended.
Things you should bring with you on your helicopter tour of the EBC
Aside from basic clothing, there are a few items you might find useful during your helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp:
· An extra layer of warm clothing
· Sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm
· Hats, scarves and gloves from wool
· Hot water, light snacks, energy bars and dried fruits and nuts.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trip Safety Notice
· Strap yourself aboard your helicopter that will take you to Everest Base Camp.
· Do not change seats or stand up during the flight.
· Do not throw objects out of the helicopter during flights.
· Smoking is prohibited during the flight, be prepared for it.
· Wait at the helipad until our operators call you over. At some point, the pilot will have to reposition the helicopter on the helipad.
The trip from Kathmandu to Lukla takes about 40 minutes in average weather conditions. The helicopter flight from Lukla to Everest Base Camp takes about 15 minutes to fly over Everest and land at Kalapatthar.
by Sophie Kuefer, Germany
This four-hour helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp took us to the Everest region and landed at the Kalapatther viewpoint, which is about 5500m high. The helicopter flew low near the base camp so that we could also enjoy the view of the Mount Everest base camp. The fantastic thing about the trip is the landing at the Kalapatther viewpoint in Syngboche. The views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse were impressive and very close. The tour is value for money. An excellent ground assistance team with delivery and collection at the airport. Thank you for organizing this delightful trip.
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