Heli tour to Everest Base Camp gives you an aerial perspective of the Himalayas, including the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest. Watch the Himalayas unfold from the comfort of the helicopter. Take this helicopter tour to Everest Region and fly above Everest Base Camp and stop briefly at Kala Patthar (5550m), the most popular viewpoint in the region. Moreover, enjoy breakfast at Shyangboche surrounded by Himalayan peaks before flying back to Kathmandu.
Departure dates are available daily during peak season, from March to May and September to November.
Your luxurious helicopter tour with landings begins from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Get a bird’s-eye view of the entire city before flying onwards to Lukla, the ‘Gateway to Everest.’ As you fly parallel to the Himalayan range, you can view an endless chain of frozen snow capped mountain. Next, after a brief stopover at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla for refueling, the aircraft takes off again towards the mountains. Watch people, including trekkers with backpacks moving like ants on trails cut deep on the mountain sides. Fly above Sherpa settlements, solitary yak herders’ camps, and ancient monasteries.
Hover right above Everest Base Camp and 8000-meter peaks. Feast your eyes on the frozen panorama of Khumbu Glacier and Icefall. Colorful tented camps of expedition groups fill the area during the climbing season. In addition, landed on the most popular viewpoint Kala Patthar (5,550m) in Everest Region. The helicopter stops here briefly, long enough for you to take pictures and savor close-up views of Pumori, Nuptse, Lobuche, and other 8,000m peaks including Mount Everest. Just a couple of hours back, you were in your hotel room in Kathmandu. Now you are taking an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour flying above the base camp of Mount Everest, just unbelievable! The feeling is exhilarating! End this helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp with a hearty breakfast at Shyangboche. Before finally landing in Kathmandu, enjoy an aerial view of the valley’s famed UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
|Day 1||Everest Helicopter tour Kathmandu to Lukla Fly over Base Camp and Stop Kala Patthar, Breakfast at Shyangboche|
You will be driven to the airport from your hotel. The flight is usually scheduled early in the morning as the skies remain clear in the mountains in the early hours. Get on board and fly east towards Lukla. Enjoy panoramic views of Kathmandu before heading towards the mountains. Fly above Himalayan peaks till you reach Lukla, a mountaintop Sherpa settlement known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’. Land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport for refueling (10 to 15 minutes). Later, head towards the mountains.
Enjoy breathtaking views of glacial rivers, Sherpa settlements, and monasteries. Fly over the emerald Gokyo Lakes and frozen glaciers. Hover above Everest Base Camp, the base camp of expedition groups attempting to scale Mount Everest. If it’s a climbing season, the snow-covered landscape will be filled with colorful tents. View the broad glacial basin of Western Cwm, Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier. Enjoy a brief stopover at Kala Patthar (5,545m). You are almost at the foot of Mount Everest, surrounded by one of the most incredible views on this planet. A chain of some of the highest peaks in the world rises up all around you. Soak in the views and take pictures. As Kala Patthar lies at an altitude of 5,550 meters, the air is thin and oxygen levels low. So that the altitude won't affect you, we stop here for only 10 to 15 minutes. Later fly to Shyangboche.
Stop at Shyangboche for breakfast. Flanked by the frozen walls of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Khumbu Himal you celebrate the completion of this wonderful tour. Bid goodbye to these grand peaks and fly back to Kathmandu. Before landing at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, enjoy aerial views of Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath, and the durbar squares, all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From the airport, you will be driven back to your hotel.
Take this helicopter tour in Nepal and get a different perspective of the Himalayas and the city of Kathmandu. For Everest Heli tour price, please check in the tour price section or contact us.
All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary