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Everest Helicopter Tour

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Trip Highlights

  • Magnificent view of Himalayas
  • Scenic helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp.
  • Unforgettable view Mt. Everest
  • Eye close View of Mount Everest and Mount Amadablam from Everest view Lodge.
  • Explore the broad summit of Kalapathar(5,545m)

You can call it “adventure in Nepal” only after you have visited Everest base camp. After the triumphant venture of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norge, Everest Base Camp has since become one of the most sought-after destination for adventure fanatics. As a result, thousands of tourists flock to this scene every year. Generally, you have four ways to reach Everest Base Camp: trekking from Jiri to Everest Base Camp, trekking from Phaplu to Everest Base Camp, flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and finally helicopter reservation from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp. Everest base camp helicopter tour is one of the simplest and most enjoyable options to reach Mount Everest base camp. Helicopter flight are increasingly popular as a mode of scenic air travel. A helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp offers travelers a breathtaking aerial view of the entire landscape. Due to the limited number of passengers per helicopter ride, the tour will feel personal and private, allowing you to interact with the pilot too.

What to Expect on an Everest Base Camp Heli Tour

Once we set off from the Kathmandu Airport, you will get a breathtaking view of the entire valley including the vista of green forests, flying parallel to Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal and Jugal Himal ranges. The expedition will then carry on the eastern and far eastern Himalayas, which include Cho-Oyu and Gaurishankar. In about 45 minutes we will arrive at Lukla (2,800m), also referred to as the “Gateway to Mount Everest” The flight will take you to Namche Bazar (3,440m), known as the Sherpa capital. Although very different from the typical modern city, Namche offers all the facilities you need such as ATM counters, banking services, internet, luxurious restaurants and hotels. After a while we will reach Tengboche Monastery (3,867m) from where one can enjoy spectacular views of Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and of course the majestic Mount Everest. AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions’ Everest Base Camp helicopter tour takes you directly to Everest Base Camp, landing at Kalapathar, where you will have enough time to get trigger happy on your camera snap button. After taking some rare photos to your satisfaction, we will then travel to Lake Gokyo. A Heli trek tour to Everest base camp is also included in the package, where you can land and trek the amazing landscapes. We will spend some time at Everest Base Camp, have lunch at Everest View Lodge and finally depart for Kathmandu. The entire flight to Everest base camp is only 3 hours – 3 hours of amazing experience you will remember for a lifetime.

Advantages of using a helicopter at Everest base camp

Fly Low: The helicopter can fly much higher and at the same time descend much lower than an airplane, thus providing passengers with more natural angles. Flying between valleys and mountains is an extraordinary experience.
Different Views: Touring on the ground gives you only one view, while touring in a helicopter gives you a panoramic view and enables you to experience much more within a limited period of time.
Descent: Helicopter maneuvering allows you to land anywhere for the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek to various locations and attractions that seem impossible to reach.
Private Tour: Limited staff per flight allows for a more personal visit where you can ask questions and the pilot makes comments.
Exciting Experience: The feeling of being in the air is exciting enough to get the adrenaline pumping, with all the remarkable sights you will see during your scenic flight

Trip Itinerary

05:30 AM: Drive from Hotel to Kathmandu Airport.
06:00 AM: Fly to Everest View Lodge and explore them and have breakfast and explore around.
07:40 AM: Fly to Everest Base Camp (5200m) or Kalapathar (5560m) by ground from Everest View Lodge and explore and photo session with great mountain view in about 15 minutes.
08:40 AM: Fly to Lukla from Everest base camp and continue to Kathmandu.
10:00 AM: Arrive Kathmandu Airport and then transfer to hotel.

Note:

  • The total time duration of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is 4-5 hours starting from Kathmandu Airport and ending at Kathmandu Airport. The capacity of the helicopter is 5 people.

Details Itinerary

05:30 AM: Drive from Hotel to Kathmandu Airport.
06:00 AM: Fly to Everest View Lodge and explore them and have breakfast and explore around.
07:40 AM: Fly to Everest Base Camp (5200m) or Kalapathar (5560m) by ground from Everest View Lodge and explore and photo session with great mountain view in about 15 minutes.
08:40 AM: Fly to Lukla from Everest base camp and continue to Kathmandu.
10:00 AM: Arrive Kathmandu Airport and then transfer to hotel.

Services we offer in a package:

Cost Inclusion

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from Domestic and International airport.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
  • Everest region trip map
  • All necessary paper works
  • Office Service charge and Government Taxes

Cost Exclusion

  • Tea/Coffee in Everest View Lodge.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flight.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Any kind of Alcoholic,hot and cold drinks.
  • Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, phone calls, Internets.
  • All kind of Personal Expenses
  • Other expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes

Nepal Helicopter Tour Cost and Possible Trip Options

Helicopter charter cost in Nepal depends on the travel destination and the trip package you choose. We offer tours to Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and such religious places of the country as Muktinath, Upper Mustang, and more. For example, a chopper trip to Everest will cost around $4,000 per person in a group of 4 people.

If you wish, we can combine this tour with the trekking adventure package. Thus, you will get the chance to experience and witness lush flora, various animal species, and like-minded people while realizing the importance of their culture and traditions.

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Everest Helicopter Tour

Trip Facts

  • 1 Day
  • Easy
  • 5,200m/17,056ft.
  • All over the Year
  • TIA (Kathmandu)
  • Kathmandu
  • By Private Vehicles/ Tourist Vehicles /Flights
  • 4 person

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