Everest Base Camp Heli Tour - 1 day days

Duration
1 day days
Max. Elevation
5545m
Group size
1 or more
Level
BEGINNER
Transportation
Private car/Van and Helicopter
Best Season
September to June
Accomodation
Meals
Breakfast at Everest View Hotel
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Lukla-Everest View Hotel-Kalapathar-Lukla-Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Enjoy the panoramic flights in the comfort of a spacious Helicopter.
    • Stunning views of the Central to Eastern Himalayan Mountains with Mt. Everest.
    • Flying above dramatic Himalayan landscapes over green hills and valleys.
    • Breathtaking scenery of high Khumbu and with an array of giant snow peaks.
    • Grand close views of Mt. Everest from the base of famous and scenic Kalapathar.
Everest base camp helicopter landing tour, a flight of enchantment to experience once in a lifetime. A great way to view and immerse within the world's highest Himalayan towering peaks, with dramatic landscape scenery. Where flight takes you above rolling green hills, verdant valleys dotted with farm terraces and villages. 

Everest base camp helicopter landing tour is truly an exciting way to be near the world's highest Mt. Everest. In a short duration of a few hours panoramic sweeping flight overlooking an unparalleled range of Himalayan peaks.

Flying on a chopper to Everest base camp is worth your valuable time in Nepal, especially for travelers. Having a limited holiday and yet with keen interest to view the world's highest Mt. Everest at its closest distance. 

Everest base camp helicopter landing tour will be the perfect option and choice, where the cost is. This comes almost the same on treks to Everest base camp, which is nearly 12 days from Lukla to Lukla. 

Truly, a moment to cherish for a few hours standing in the heart of giant Himalayan peaks. Facing Mt. Everest right in front of you with an array of peaks within remorseless fields of ice and glaciers.

An early morning flight towards Mt. Everest, capturing a panorama of Himalayan peaks, as soon the Heli lifts off the ground. Views of Ganesh, Langtang, and Jugal Himal with majestic Mt. Gaurishankar and Numbur Himal. As views of Mt. Everest and Lhotse appear towards North East with Mt. Makalu.

The Helicopter then flies above Lukla town and its small airport following the Dudh Koshi River. Then heading northeast flying high from Namche Bazaar and the green surrounding of Tengboche and its majestic monastery.

Finally, the chopper swirls around Everest base camp facing close views of massif Khumbu Ice-Fall and glaciers. As the pilot makes a safe landing above Gorakshep, a temporary settlement with several simple lodges. Landing at the upper base of the high and famous Kalapathar rocky hill, for the closest views of Mt. Everest. 

A historical spot where you stand at 5,250 m / 17,192 feet high. The world's highest Environment meeting took place on December 4th, 2009, on a flat hard grassy field close to Everest Base Camp.

Enjoy the breathtaking views of Mt. Everest at a mere distance with towering adjoining peaks of Lhotse, Nuptse, and Pumori.

After an overwhelming time and experience, return the flight to Kathmandu, with possible stops at Everest View Hotel or Lukla. 
For refreshing drinks and breakfast and then flying to Kathmandu. Then concluding a great memorable adventurous morning on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour.

Important Note

Travelers joining for Everest base camp helicopter landing tour. 
Please note and be aware that the helicopter does not land at Everest base camp.
Due to various good reasons, at base camp, the helipad for a chopper to land is not safe. The movement of glaciers and rock falls obstructs the helicopter from landing, the other reason is for ecological purposes. 

The environment is very sensitive and fragile to glaciers, moraine, and ice which is on the verge of melting fast.

The snow and glaciers are receding at an alarming pace due to greenhouse and global warming. From base camp, one cannot view 
Mt. Everest is blocked by other giant peaks.

For best views and following the norms of Eco and Responsible tourism. 
The very good spot is at the top base of Kalapathar, safe as well for perfect closest views of Mt. Everest. 

Trip Itinerary

From 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. or 11 p.m.

Morning having early breakfast or skipping it to have on route flight, our staff receives you at a given time. A short drive to Kathmandu domestic air terminal, after checking in through security, then proceed towards the helicopter parking area.

Greeted by airline staff and pilot/captain, then board in a spacious seating arrangement. Soon the chopper takes off the ground facing aerial views of Kathmandu city and the valley. As the engine gets higher overlooks the panorama of the Himalayan peaks of Manaslu, Ganesh, and Langtang Himal.

The helicopter turns eastward facing parallel views of Jugal Himal with 

Mt. Gaurishankar, Melung Tse and Numbur peaks. 

Grand views of rolling green hills and valleys, as the helicopter heads north facing Mt. Everest, Lhotse.

Soon the helicopter flies above Dudh Koshi River past Phakding and Monjo villages with grand views of Namche Bazaar. The scenery of snow peaks abounds on both sides of the chopper, flying high above the beautiful Tengboche Monastery.

Slowly heading due north towards Everest base camp, the pilot makes a swift round above the base camp. Looking at Khumbu ice-fall and glaciers at close distance, and then landing at a perfect spot. On a hard grassy wide field at the base of the famous viewpoint of Kalapathar. The vantage spot for excellent closest views of Mt. Everest with adjoining giant peaks. Spending time for a great photograph, facing the clear incredible scenery of Mt. Everest. 

Then the chopper takes off with a possible stop at a scenic ridge, where Everest View Hotel is located. Enjoy the refreshing break by having a warm cup of tea/coffee or breakfast with the Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam backdrop.

The helicopter flies on the same aerial route and might stop at Lukla for re-fueling and then continue the journey to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu air terminal, transfer back to your hotel, after a glorious morning on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour. 

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