Everest base camp helicopter tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest base camp helicopter tour

If you wish to experience the most thrilling and beautiful journey through the mountains in easiest way then Everest base camp helicopter tour can offer you those experiences for lifetime. As Everest is the highest peak of the world (8848.86m), Everest base camp helicopter tour has been one of the most favorite heli tour for the travelers from across the world.

Thousands of travel addicts visit Nepal every year only to witness the amazing and mesmerizing beauty of Solu Khumbu region and many other world renowned Himalayas . The Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing offers you the extraordinary cinematics of many snow capped mountains, glaciers and sherpa settlements. Everest helicopter tour is most pleasant and time saving tour which takes about 4-5 hours by which you can visit Mt. Everest in a single day. Embarking across the Khumbu region in a wind-dancer helicopter for 4-5 hours, it will be the most thrilling journey you will ever have.

Everest base camp helicopter tour is all about a thrilling ride through the world’s tallest mountain followed by breathtaking landing experience at Kala Patthar which is located at an altitude of 5550m above the sea level.  During the 4-5 hours of ride to the Everest base camp of Nepal, you can witness the beautiful and marvelous mountain peaks such as Ama Dablam, Lhotse etc and also some of the breathtaking landscape of Everest region. Everest base camp helicopter tour also provides you the great opportunity to learn about the lifestyle, settlement type, culture and religion of the people living in the himalayas.

The Everest base camp helicopter tour, starting from the Kathmandu valley, after taking off from the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan international airport the flight circulates the Kathmandu valley before heading towards the Lukla which is taken as the gateway of Mount Everest. You will see the beautiful landscape around the Kathmandu valley. As we reach Lukla airport, the flight gets more refreshing and swirling around for about minute the flight lands at the airport and gets refueled. After having a short break at Lukla airport, the flight takes off and fly high, overflying the Everest.  As you go higher the view of Mount Everest becomes more clear. After witnessing the panoramic  view of the Everest the flight lands at Kala Patthar.

Major highlights of Everest base camp helicopter tour

  • Fly to the Mount Everest Base Camp, where you will witness the mountaineers camp and outstanding view of the Himalayan range from a helicopter ride.
  • Buddhist religion and norms which is rooted in Sherpa culture.  
  • Frozen lakes, glaciers and aerial view of alpine forest bloomed with rhododendron.
  • Opportunity to explore old monasteries and architecture that carries historical significance to himalayan people.  
  • Land at Kala Patthar at the altitude of 5,550 meters and witness the outstanding panoramic view of mountain ranges from there .
  • Sagarmatha National Park, the world’s famous nature reserve in the Himalaya.
  • Bird-eye view of the highest mountain in the world Mt. Everest, and the surrounding peaks, including Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Phortse (3,950 m), Cho Oyu (8,210 m), etc.
  • Outstanding view of the Khumbu icefall.
  • Settlement of Sherpa people, their lifestyle and their unique dress.
  • Enjoy the delicious and hearty breakfast at the highest place hotel in the world- Everest View Hotel.

Best time for Everest base camp helicopter tour

  • Spring ( March – May )

For Everest base camp helicopter tour, spring season is highly recommended as weather is highly favourable and clear during this season around the Everest region. During the day time you can experience mild temperature butat night  the temperature can decrease upto minus 10 degree celsius.  During this season you can witness the clear view of the Everest region and beautiful  landscapes and forest blooming with rhododendron. As most of the travelers prefer spring season, travelers are adviced for advanced booking of the trip.

  • Autumn (September – Mid December )

After spring season, autumn season is taken as the best season for Everest base camp helicopter tour. During this season the temperature is moderate, neither too hot nor cold. Autumn season is the ideal season after the spring  for Everest base camp helicopter tour. You can experience the clear view of Everest range and beautiful forest. You can expect some traffic during this season.

  • Monsoon (June – August)

During this season the weather is mostly cloudy which makes the flight difficult to navigate because of which there is high probability of cancellation and delaying of flight. So this season is not recommended for the Everest base camp helicopter tour .

  • Winter (December – February)

 During this season the weather is extremely cold around the Everest base camp region. The            temperature during night time decreases upto -17 degree celsius. You can witness the beautiful views of mountains despite being the freezing season . You can expect less traffic as the temperature is extremely cold and most of the people choose winter season expecting less traffic .

The weather is mostly clear and there is less chances of rainfall during the spring and autumn season. So these two seasons are highly recommended for the Everest base camp helicopter tour.

Outline Itinerary

5:30 – 6:30 AM: Hotel pick up and drop to the domestic terminal of International Airport, Kathmandu.

6:30 – 7:00 AM: Preparation and processing to take your scheduled helicopter flight to EBC with a landing.

7:00 – 8:00 AM: Fly to Lukla (2,845 meters)

8: 00 – 8:15 AM: Flight Refueling at Lukla Airport

 8:15 – 8:30 AM: Fly to Kala Patthar (5,550 meters)

8:30 – 8:45 AM: Land and Explore around Kala Patthar (5,550 meters)

8:45 – 9:00 AM: Fly to Syangboche (Everest View Hotel) (3,950 meters)

9:00 – 9:30 AM: Breakfast Time at Everest View Hotel

9:30 – 10:00 AM: Fly to Lukla and Refuel

10:00 – 11:00 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu

Itinerary for Everest base camp helicopter in detail

5:30 – 6:30 AM: Hotel pick up and drop to the domestic terminal of International Airport, Kathmandu.

 Your Everest base camp helicopter tour starts early in the morning from the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International airport,Kathmandu. Our representative will pick you from your hotel and transfer to the domestic terminal of the airport.

6:30 – 7:00 AM: Preparation and processing to take your scheduled helicopter flight to EBC with a landing.

Your all check in process will be assisted by our guide. After  completing all the airport’s process, you will get into the helicopter and finally be ready to fly to Lukla.

7:00 – 8:00 AM: Fly to Lukla (2,845 meters)

This trip takes about 45 minutes. As your flight begins, you will see beautiful landscapes and flying through Dolakha village you will reach Jiri village. After 45 minutes of flight, you will land at Lukla airport with magnificant views of chains of himalayas that includes Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Ganesh (7,429m), Gauri Shankar (7,134m), Ganesh (7,429m), Shishapangma (8,013m), Gyachung Kang (7,952m), Pumori (7,161m), Nuptse (7,855m), Lhotse (8,516m), and Ama Dablam (6,812m).

8: 00 – 8:15 AM: Flight Refueling at Lukla Airport

You will see many sherpa guides and porters waiting for their clients at Lukla airport. You will be able to witness the sherpa settlements, their lifestyle and culture. For refueling the flight ,it might take upto 15 minutes.

8:15 – 8:30 AM: Fly to Kala Patthar (5,550 meters)  

You will fly to Kala Patthar after refueling the flight. After travelling half way to Kala Patthar,  you will be able to witness some mountains like Everest, Pumori and Lhotse.

8:30 – 8:45 AM: Land and Explore around Kala Patthar (5,550 meters)  

After thrilling and exciting heli ride, you will land at Kala Patthar for about 15 minutes.  There, you will witness the beautiful landscape of Khumbu region  along with glaciers and mighty peaks of the Khumbu region.

8:45 – 9:00 AM: Fly to Syangboche (Everest View Hotel) (3,950 meters)

After enjoying mesmerizing and heavenly moment at Kala Patthar, you will fly to the world’s highest situated hotel, Everest View Hotel for a delicious and hearty breakfast. The flight offers breathtaking views of Khumbu glaciers and mountain ranges.

9:00 – 9:30 AM: Breakfast Time at Everest View Hotel  

You will have a hearty breakfast at the world’s highest situated hotel along with beautiful view of Mount Everest from every corner. You will be able to get mesmerizing views of snow capped peaks.

9:30 – 10:00 AM: Fly to Lukla and Refuel

You will fly back to Lukla after having excellent breakfast at Everest View Hotel. You will see beautiful mountains from close range. You will again land at Lukla for 15 minutes and when the flight gets refuled the flight will take off for Kathmandu.

10:00 – 11:00 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu

During this trip, you will witness the full range of Everest landscapes and as youn look down you will see Namche bazar, Lukla and Phakding. After this exciting and thrilling flight you will land at Kathmandu and you will be taken back to your hotel comfortabely.

Safety and travelling tips for Everest base camp helicopter tour

  • Flight to the Everest base camp should be followed with descipline.
  • Pay attention to the captain.
  • Never approach a helicopter from behind. Approach the helicopter only after the signal is given .
  • Secure all your personal belongings. Do not chase after hat or any other light items if blown away by wind.
  • You are not allowed to smoke near the helicopter.
  • Exit the helicopter only after the captain has signeled .

Price Includes

  • Chartered Helicopter
  • All government tax
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Passenger insurance

 

Price Excludes

  • Airport tax (NRS. 200)
  • Any meals, accommodation or drinks
  • National park entry permit (NRS 3,200 per person)

More information on Everest base camp helicopter tour

  • The helicopter capacity during Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is six passenger including captain. The passenger weight limit from Kathmandu to Lukla is 500 kg. At the same time, the weight limit from Lukla to Kala Patthar/ base camp is 250 kg. So, we have to run two shuttle flights from Lukla by spitting body weight 250 kg on average.
  • The flight will be of around 5000-5500m dependin on weather condition and capability of engine.
  • There are no any hidden charges during this helicopter tour. The price may increase acoording with the extra needs of the client which are not included in the package.
  • Solo traveler can also join a group for the Everest base camp helicopter tour.
  • For an emergency, helicopter has an oxygen cyllender.
  • Any group of people can join this heli tour, kids –adults.
  • All of our guides and pilots are experts and professionals. Our guides are trained with medical knowlwdge.
  • Everest base camp helicopter tour takes about 4-5 hours for completion. The helicopter will fly approximately for about 2-3 hours.
  •  It is not possible to climb Mt. Everest summit after a helicopter ride to the Everest Base Camp.
  • You need a Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Nepal.
  • There is no ATM service at Hotel Everest View.
  • In case you suffer from altitude sickness, first-aid treatment will be given and if the condition worsens, you will be transferred to a lower altitude location or Kathmandu directly .
  • If your flight is canceled due to bad weather conditions, either you can reschedule your flight or refund your payment. \

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost

Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour costs USD 1000 per person if you take the group package. In a group, there will be a maximum of 5 people.

If you join the group for the Everest Base Camp Heli ride, the price will range from $1000-$950 per person. This cost will also be applicable if you have your groups paying together for the Everest heli tour.

There is also an option for private trip for the Everest base camp helicopter tour which will cost you around $3650 per person. During this COVID19 pandemic, private trip can be a great choice. You will be provided with personal guide.

 

 

Personal Checklist for Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour

During the Everest base camp helicopter tourwe advise our customers to dress comfortably according to the weather condition. You can refer to the below essential packing list:

  • Down jacket (Windproof and waterproof)
  • Warm trekking boots
  • Inner and outer layer gloves
  • Water bottle
  • 100% UV rays protected sunglasses
  • Scarfs, shawl
  • Warm hat or woolen hat
  • Lip balm
  • Water bottle and snacks
  • Camera with memory card and spare batteries
  • Toiletries

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