Everest base camp helicopter tour in Nepal is one of the best day tour programs. This tour operates from Kathmandu airport and takes you to the base camp of Mt. Everest. Kathmandu to Everest by helicopter in a limited hour is possible for people of all ages.
Nepal Rental Car offers this genuine helicopter rental service to reach Everest base camp within a minimum period of time. Here, we present the calculative scheduled to operate this helicopter tour to base camp Everest. Still, the time mentioned below may fluctuate due to the weather condition or the sky visibility level as the helicopter will take off only if there is a clear signal to fly over.
Early in the morning, the company representative will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the Kathmandu airport in a private vehicle. It will take around 30 minutes to reach the airport. Enroute, enjoy the fresh air and pursuit of early birds with a comfortable drive.
Once you reach the airport, there will be a security check and weight inspection. This will lead towards proper and effective seatings on the helicopter. After checking, the on-duty staff will take you to the helipad through gate number 2 of the airport terminal.
Upon arrival at the helipad, the pilot will brief you about the flight, itinerary plan, and do’s and don’ts on the helicopter. Afterwards, you will board on the helicopter as per seat planning and fly towards Lukla. It will take around 45 to 50 minutes to reach Lukla from Kathmandu. Enroute, have the perspective of high hills, alpine forests, cultural and ancient architectures, rivers, ponds, and so on.
Upon arrival at Lukla, the helicopter will pause for around 20 minutes to take a short break. At this break, the helicopter defuels and you will have the first landing opportunity above 2800 meters. Also, you will have the views of high mountains, green hills, local settlements, markets, monasteries, guest houses, and so on. After the break is over, you will fly directly to Kala Patthar if you are a maximum of 3 persons (with maximum weight of 245 kilograms per helicopter). Otherwise, fly to Pheriche.
If there are more than 3 persons flying from Kathmandu in a helicopter, then you will fly from Lukla to Pheriche and then to Kala Patthar. In Pheriche, the shuttle is maintained, as the helicopter cannot fly more than 245 kilograms above 4300 meters.
After the shuttle is maintained in Pheriche, you will fly towards Kala Patthar. It will take around 30 minutes to reach Kala Patthar from Pheriche. Kala Patthar is the highest vantage point in the Everest region standing at an altitude of 5545 meters above sea level. It offers the best and closest view of Mount Everest (8848.86 meters). At Kala Patthar, you will have 5 to 8 minutes of ground time in order to enjoy the photographic moments of the high mountain peaks, ranges, and surrounding natural sphere.
After a short excursion in Kala Patthar, you will fly towards Hotel Everest View via Pheriche. It will take around 10 to 15 minutes to reach Hotel Everest View from Kala Patthar. And, at Hotel Everest View, the helicopter will land for around an hour. You can utilize this time by grabbing the best breakfast of Nepalese or foreign taste with the front-eye view of Mount Everest.
This is the final phase of this Everest base camp helicopter tour as you will fly from Hotel Everest View to Kathmandu via Lukla. It takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach Kathmandu from HEV. When the helicopter lands at Lukla, there will be a short break for helicopter refueling and afterwards the helicopter flight continues to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, the company representative will drop you at your hotel or you can have a bridging flight to your country or connect to other trip itineraries in Nepal.