Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Nepal 2018
Observe and feel the natural beauty of Nepal and the Himalayas on a 4-hour Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. This tour is the easiest way to visit Mount Everest and see the surroundings from a height of more than 16,000 feet (5,000 meters).
What you’ll do during the mountain flight
See the remarkable beauty of the Himalayas from a helicopter
Fly to the Everest Base Camp, where hikers and trekkers often rest before ascending the mountain
View not only the mountain but also the areas of Gourishanker, Cho-Oyu, Shishapangma, Lhakpa Dorje, and more
What to Expect during the heli tour
See Mount Everest and its surrounding nature from inside a helicopter on this 4-hour helicopter ride from Kathmandu.
Your journey starts from Kathmandu Airport with a helicopter moving eastward, flying parallel to the Himalayan range, allowing magnificent vistas of the soaring Himalayan peaks. After landing at Lukla for fueling, you will fly to the airstrip in Syangboche, located at 12,340 feet (3,761 meters), or if you wish to have breakfast at Hotel Everest View, the helicopter will land at the hotel’s helipad.
From Syangboche your tour will take you closer to Mt. Everest and all the magnificent Himalayas, like Amadablam, Pumori, Number, and Cho Oyu. The Solukhumbu (Solu) region of Nepal, where Mount Everest is located, has been a magnet for travelers ever since it’s opening to foreigners in 1950. This region is famous not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain but also for its Sherpa villages and monasteries with their virtually unchanged unique culture. Soul has received countless trekkers and mountaineers from all over the world. Solukhumbu has developed to a stage where many options are possible, from a full-scale expedition with tents and porters, to an independent trek using the local lodges. Sagarmatha National Park, established in 1976, covers much of this region. This fascinating land, surrounded by high mountains, is a real paradise for mountaineers and trekkers.
Depending upon the crowd at the base camp, you will land either at Everest Base Camp or head closer to Kalapather for a quick photograph. After, the helicopter will fly you back to Syangboche or Lukla and to Kathmandu.
Everest Heli Tour Details Itinerary:
5:30: Drive from hotel to airport.
6:00: Fly to Everest View Lodge for breakfast and exploring
7:40: Fly from Everest View Lodge to Everest Base Camp or Kalapather
8:40: Fly from Everest Base Camp to Lukla and continue flying to Kathmandu
10:00: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
Total Duration: 4.5 hours
Number of Passengers: 2-4 (Maximum 250KG)
All land transportation by private car, van, or hiace
Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages
4.5-hour helicopter flight
All official taxes and service charges
Tea/coffee and light breakfast
Necessary permit and entrance fee for conservation area
What’s Not Included?
Accommodation in Kathmandu
Any other item not mentioned
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
We will pick you up from your hotel located around the Kathmandu city area