Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest,Neal

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 5
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest,Neal


$NaN
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 5

About this trip

 The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is by far the best Aerial tour in the world and the most captivating adventure of your life! Sail high above in the sky and enjoy the breathtaking panorama of gigantic mountains with the closest views of Mt.Everest in between Nuptseand Lhotse peaks. Cherish the moment for a lifetime, truly a mesmerizing adventure where you will feel in top spirit and satisfied at the end of the Mount Everest Helicopter ride. 

Price Inclusion

 

Price Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin sharing Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Best available twin sharing Teahouse or lodge for accommodation during the trek.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Government licensed; English speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permits for trekking.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs include their salary, food, accommodation, domestic airfare, Insurance, and medicine.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, and trekking map
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • All government and local taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days and US$125 for 90 days)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon request).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
  • Travel Insurance. 
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory).

Trip Route

 

Kathmandu -- Lukla: Flight Time: 45 Minutes, Fuel Filling Time: 25 Minutes

Everest Base Camp (Kalapatthar): Flight Time 25 Minutes Ground Time: 10-15 Minutes

Everest Base Camp (Kalapatthar)--Syangboche (Everest View Point Hotel) Flight Time: 15 Minutes Ground Time: 55

Everest View Point Hotel-(Syangboche) - Lukla – Kathmandu: Flight Time: 1 hrs 10 minutes.

Trip Highlights

 

  • The eye-catching view of Mount Everest and other mountain ranges
  • Superb view of Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery
  • Breathtaking view of Khumbu glacier
  • Best view of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount AmaDablam, Mount Cho-Oyo, and Mount Makalu
  • Stunning view of Kathmandu valley

Itinerary

Day 1
Everest Base Camp Heli tour

 

Day 1:Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour : Kathmandu to Kala Patthar (Flight time: 3-4 hours)

5:30 – 6:30 AM: Preparation and processing to take your scheduled helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp with a landing.

From the hotel, we pick you up and transfer you to the domestic airport of Kathmandu to fly to the Everest base camp via helicopter. At the airport, you complete the formalities and proceed towards the helicopter by the associated vehicle. Then you prepare to fly high to your dream destination.

7:00 – 8:00 AM: Fly to Lukla Airport By Helicopter (2,845m)

Taking off from the Kathmandu airport, the helicopter flies towards the northeast offering the delightful sceneries of the mountain roads, settlements, Rivers, valleys, and forests. In clear weather, the helicopter flight to Lukla from Kathmandu takes 45 minutes. You can see a small runway for the plane and a helicopter stand nearby. Lukla is a gateway for tours and trekking in the Everest region.

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

Arriving at Lukla, you get a 15 minutes break. You may drink tea/coffee at this time as the helicopter  refueling process takes place. Lukla is a heavily facilitated town with hotels, restaurants, banks, bakeries, and coffee stations.

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

After refueling, the helicopter take off from Lukla and fly above the Dudh Koshi valley and the river gorge. If there are more than 3 travelers in a helicopter, a shuttle service is given from Pheriche,  an alpine town at an altitude of 4371 meters. During the helicopter ride, you get an opportunity to explore the hidden Lakes and the valley that cannot be explored by walking. In 35 minutes of flying from Lukla, the Helicopter fly above the Everest base camp; enjoy the giant Himalayan boulders of Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Nuptse, and the surrounding peaks from a closer point, and move to Kalapatthar, where the Helicopter lands for about 10-15 minutes.

8:30 – 8:45 AM:  Helicopter Lands at Kala Patthar; Explore around Kala Patthar (5,550m)

 The Helicopter lands at Kalapatthar, an excellent viewpoint of the Everest Himalayan chain. This part of the everest base camp helicopter trip is the best one.  If weather permits; we get luminous views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, and many more peaks. You get about 10-15 minutes time to take pictures, explore the scenery and enjoy the precious moment in the lap of everest region. It may not sound natural to spend such a little time, but the time is enough to grab the magical Himalayan sceneries. We need to leave in a short time due to the weather condition and the thin air level.

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

Exploring the splendid Everest Himalayan range from Kalapatthar, the Helicopter take off and fly for 15 minutes to Syangboche, near the Everest View Hotel. The guide will accompany you on the tour that introduces you to the peaks, Lakes, and places that you can see from the helicopter. Arriving at the highest located mountain five-star category hotel, you can welcome your appetite. Let's have breakfast at the exclusive Himalayan viewpoint.

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

Everest View Hotel is an incredible location to have breakfast and enjoy the charismatic Himalayan wonders of the Everest chain. This moment is also one of the major highlight of Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. The surrounding landscape, evergreen forests, and rhododendron woods look great. The yummy breakfast at 3800 meters offers a unique and splendid experience in such an exquisite location. We stop at the hotel for half an hour to have breakfast. The Helicopter also gets some rest time.

9:30 – 10:00 AM: Fly to Lukla via Helicopter and Refueling of Helicopter

After a delightful breakfast at the Everest View Hotel, the Helicopter takes you back to Lukla and stop for 15 minutes for the refueling process. The refueling process of the helicopter takes some time. It's an exclusive moment to take a quick gaze at this bustling town.

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

We get back from the tiny airstrip of Lukla to Kathmandu after about 45 minutes helicopter ride. Landing at the airport, our airport representative receives you and transfers you to your hotel. An amazing Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour concludes here.

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