- Experience altitude, fly close to Mount Everest and some other highest peaks in the world.
- landing at Kala Patthar(5,550m), the most famous viewpoint in the Everest region.
- Get a bird’s eye view of 8000 and 7000-meter peaks – Lhotse(8516m), Nuptse(7,861m), Makalu (8,481m), Cho Oyu(8,201m).
- Aerial view of Gokyo Lakes, Khumbu Icefall, Khumbu Glacier and its surrounding view.
- Breakfast at Syanboche( popular viewpoint of Everest region)
The Everest Helicopter Tour provides you with an aerial view of the highest peak from up-close. You’ll watch the glory of the Himalayas from the comfort of the helicopter. Moreover, you’ll also briefly stop at Kala Patthar, which is at the height of 5550 meters. Kala Patthar is also a vantage point that provides a 360-degree view of the peaks around Everest. Most importantly, you can complete this whole trip in a mere six hours. Hence, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the most convenient and shortest tour to get close to the Highest Peak.
Exploring Everest with Comfort
The luxurious Everest Helicopter Tour begins from Kathmandu. As you take off from the airport, you’ll see a bird’s-eye view of the capital city as you fly toward Lukla. Also known as the Gateway to Everest, Lukla also has the world’s highest airport. As you fly, you’ll see an endless chain of the Himalayan Mountains. The helicopter makes a brief stopover at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla for refuelling. We’ll then take off again towards the mountains. This ride offers trekkers with backpacks walking like trailing on the mountain grooves and fly over Sherpa villages and holy monasteries.
You’ll view the Khumbu Glacier as you hover above the Everest Base Camp. The base camp will be filled with colourful tented camps during the climbing season. The helicopter will then stop at Kala Patthar where you’ll take pictures and enjoy the view of Nuptse, Lobuche, Pumori and Mount Everest. You’ll enjoy some close-up views of 8000-meter peaks. Moreover, you’ll also get a glimpse of the green alpine forest of rhododendron and pine trees.
The helicopter to Everest Base Camp can accommodate a maximum of 5 people. Moreover, all the seats are full-windowed, which will allow you to enjoy the scenery continuously. An experienced pilot will operate the helicopter, and our professional guide will be there with you all the way. Additionally, the aircraft will be equipped with a stock of supplementary oxygen, in case you need it.
Our Everest Helicopter Tour package (cost) is quite popular among travelers as we provide quality service at the best price.
We will get on a private vehicle from our hotel which will take us to the airport. It is best to start early as the skies near the mountains remain clear in the morning. We get on our helicopter and fly towards Lukla. We’ll enjoy some magnificent views of Kathmandu before heading towards the mountains. We’ll fly above the snow-capped peaks before reaching Lukla. Upon landing at Tenzing-Hillary airport, the helicopter will refuel the tank.
Then, we take off again and fly towards the Everest Base Camp. Here, the helicopter will hover for a while before heading towards Kala Patthar. Situated at the height of 5545m, this viewpoint offers some extraordinary views of the Himalayas along with Everest. Since the altitude is high and the oxygen level low, we will only stop here for 15 minutes.
We’ll stop at Syangboche for breakfast where we enjoy the magnificent view of Everest, Ama Dablam, Khumbu Himal. We then get back on our helicopter and head back towards Kathmandu. Upon returning to Kathmandu, our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour comes to an end.
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