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Are you in search of a distinctive and comfortable way to witness the splendor and grandeur of Mount Everest and the Khumbu Region? If so, our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the ideal choice for you!
While numerous trekkers and climbers have explored the marvels of the Khumbu on foot, we understand that not everyone is capable or inclined to embark on such a demanding journey. This is where our Everest helicopter tour comes into play – providing an exhilarating and astonishingly beautiful way to discover this extraordinary region.
As renowned British climber George Mallory eloquently stated in the 1920s, ‘Because it’s there.’ Mount Everest, indeed, stands as the tallest peak on the planet, a symbol of adventure and exploration, and an essential destination on any traveler’s wish list.
Yet, beyond merely checking off a box, our Everest helicopter excursion presents a once-in-a-lifetime chance to behold the breathtaking landscape of the Khumbu from a unique vantage point, gliding above snow-covered peaks and gleaming glaciers.
So, why delay? Join us on our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour and encounter the grandeur of this Mt. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour and trek like never before.
Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour include:
1. An exciting helicopter flight directly from Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu) to the Everest Base Camp.
2. The opportunity to land at Kala Patthar, which stands at an impressive 5545 meters, all within an hour. Additionally, experiencing the high-altitude Hilary Tenzing Airport at Lukla.
3. A scenic helicopter journey over key landmarks in the Everest Region, offering an aerial perspective of Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, and the Everest Base Camp, all within a 4-hour duration.
4. Reaching the Everest Base Camp comfortably via a sweat-free and fatigue-free helicopter flight.
5. Enjoying a meal at the Everest View Hotel, renowned as one of the world’s finest high-altitude hotels.
6. Witnessing the awe-inspiring Khumbu glacier and spectacular aerial views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest (8,848m/29,029ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft), Choyu (8,201m/26,906ft), Nuptse (7861m/25791ft), Pumori (7161m/23494ft), and Ama Dablam (6,812m/22,349ft).
7. No need for days of trekking to reach Everest Base Camp; you can greet trekkers below while enjoying your helicopter view of the Everest Base Camp.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary
Drive from the hotel to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan Airport.
5:30 – 6:30
6:00 – 6:30
Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
6:30 – 7:15
Helicopter Refueling in Lukla
7:15 – 7:30
Helicopter from Lukla to Kala Patthar
7:30 – 7:50
Helicopter landing in Kalapatthar
7:50 – 8:00
Helicopter service from Kalapatthar to Everest View Hotel or Kongde Resort
8:00 – 8:15
Breakfast at the Kongde Resort or the Everest View Hotel.
8:15 – 9:00
To Kathmandu, consider Kongde Resort or Everest View Hotel.
9:00 – 9:50
From the Domestic Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport, drive to the hotel
9:50 – 11:00
Please note that the timings are approximate and may vary based on weather conditions and other factors. Enjoy your tour!
Begin your day at 5 am by waking up and enjoying a cup of tea or coffee in the comfort of your hotel. Following this, embark on a short 15-minute drive from your Thamel-based hotel to the Kathmandu domestic airport, conveniently located adjacent to the Tribhuvan International Airport (Domestic Terminal).
Fly east along the Himalayan mountain range from the airport in Kathmandu to Hilary Tenzing Airport in Lukla, which is in the Everest region.
Some of the mountains you will view en route to and around Everest are- Gauri Shanker (7,134m), Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Ganesh (7,429m), Shisa Pangma (8,013m), Gyachangkang (7,952 m), Pumori (7,161m), Nuptse (7,855m), Lhotse (8,516m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Chamlang (7,319m), and Makalu (8,463 m).7:15–7:30 am Airport refueling in Lukla.
At Lukla, your chopper will pause to refuel. There will be a brief break of 15 minutes.
After arriving in Lukla, a four-hour trek will lead you to the first overnight stop at Phakding. If the weather is favorable, you should arrive in Phakding by early afternoon, providing ample time to unwind and mentally prepare for the next part of the journey. Today’s trek will take you through forests and across suspension bridges over lively rivers, offering a thrilling preview of what lies ahead.
Following breakfast, traverse challenging terrain towards Gorakshep, a quaint settlement where we’ll have our initial meal and spend the night. It will take approximately 3 to 4 hours to reach Everest Base Camp from here. In the distance, one can observe climbers’ camps as they ready themselves for their ascent of Everest. Additionally, you’ll be greeted by the grand glacier and the renowned mountain itself.
From Lukla to Kalapattar, you can take a helicopter ride that includes a flight over Everest Base Camp. This journey include flying into Lukla (by fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter), followed by a helicopter flight over Everest Base Camp and the adjacent areas, before landing on Kalapattar. As previously said, Kalapattar provides the greatest views of Mount Everest. This flight also includes breakfast at the Everest View Hotel, which enhances the experience and provides you extra time to enjoy the breathtaking mountain views.
If you don’t want to trek but still want to feel the ambiance of the Khumbu, you can fly into Lukla and take the helicopter flight. This excursion can also be added to your trek.