Everest Base Camp Heli Tour

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Duration 1 Day
Fitness Level Moderate
Max Elevation 5,600 meters/18,373 feet
Meals Breakfast at Hotel Everest View at Syangboche
Accomodation Basic Mountain Lodges and Tea Houses
Best month Spring (March- May) / Autumn (September- November)
Price USD 1147

Trip Introduction

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is great for individuals who do not have enough time to trek for hours upon hours over several days. Similarly, physically challenged people with a desire to explore the world's tallest mountain can complete this excursion in a matter of hours. People may be curious as to how difficult exploring Mt. Everest might be. This sumptuous excursion, on the other hand, is for individuals who believe trekking is too strenuous for them. This exhilarating excursion offers up close and personal views of magnificent Himalayan peaks. The main draw of this excursion is the opportunity to see the world's tallest peaks up close, as well as other well-known summits such as Gourishankar, Cho-Oyu, and Lhakpa Dorje.

The Everest Base Camp helicopter trip begins at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport's domestic terminal. As the flight takes off from the airport, you'll get a bird's eye view of many of Kathmandu's heritage monuments. The snowcapped peaks begin to appear in front of your eyes as the helicopter proceeds towards the eastern side. For a short time, the chopper will land at an airfield to conduct certain pre-trip preparations. During the break, take in the sights of the Himalayan range that surrounds the Lukla hamlet.

Outline Itinerary

Phase 01: The Everest base camp helicopter takes off from Kathmandu and travels across the Kathmandu valley, Nagarkot peak, Jiri Alpine forest, and Lukla.
Phase 02: Fly past Namche Bazaar, the historic Tengboche Buddhist monastery, Pheriche, the Khumbu Glacier, and the Kala Patthar viewpoint after refueling
Phase 03: Fly through Everest Base Camp after taking off from Kala Patthar (EBC). Then it is time for breakfast at the Everest View Hotel.
Phase 04: After having breakfast, fly to Lukla via Namche bazaar, with a brief stop in Lukla for refueling, before returning to Kathmandu


Day to Day Itinerary

Our Everest Base Camp Heli tour begins in Kathmandu and travels eastwards along the Himalayan range, providing wonderful views of the soaring Himalayan peaks and towards the lovely Sherpa settlement of Lukla, the Everest gateway. The flight departs Lukla after refueling and heads for Everest Base Camp / Kalapathar. To reach Mount Everest's Base Camp, the flight passes over the Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep, and Khumbu glaciers.
This incredible helicopter flight takes you to some of the most breathtaking mountain views and scenery. Because of the altitude hazard, you will only have a maximum of 5 minutes to land at base camp. On the way back, you will have 20 minutes for breakfast at Syangboche (Hotel Everest view). Mt. Everest and its range are visible from Syangboche. After that, you will fly back to Lukla for fuel and then to Kathmandu to conclude your Everest Base Camp helicopter tour.

Trip Includes

  • Airport transfer with an escort in a private vehicle
  • Chartered Helicopter flight to Mt. Everest Base Camp/Kalapatthar
  • All government tax
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees
  • All government and local taxes as applicable

Trip Excludes

  • Nepal Visa - (Cost- US$- 25 for 15 days & $- 40 for 30 days)
  • Travel insurance
  • A cost incurred during an emergency
  • Breakfast at Hotel Everest View at Syangboche
  • Anything not mentioned in “Service Includes"