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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

5 Hours

Experience the world’s highest peak in a breathtaking one-day adventure. Book your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour today!


Highlights:

  • Panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas, including Mount Everest.
  • Landing at Kala Patthar for a close-up encounter with the world’s highest mountain.
  • Breakfast at the Everest View Hotel, the highest hotel in the world.
  • Safe and comfortable flight experience with oxygen cylinders provided.
  • Perfect for travelers short on time who want to experience Everest Base Camp.

Overview

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to the heart of the Himalayas and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Mount Everest on our exclusive Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Nepal. Soar above breathtaking landscapes and capture panoramic views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and other Himalayan giants. Land briefly at Kala Patthar, the closest accessible point to the summit of Everest, for a truly unforgettable experience. Savor a delicious breakfast at the renowned Everest View Hotel, the highest hotel in the world, surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. This one-day helicopter tour is the perfect option for travelers who are short on time but still want to experience the magic of Everest Base Camp and the surrounding wonders.

Itinerary:

  • Morning: Pick-up from your hotel in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport.
  • 7:00 AM: Take off on a scenic helicopter flight over the Himalayas.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views as you fly towards Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.
  • Land at Kala Patthar for approximately 10 minutes for sightseeing and photo opportunities.
  • Continue the flight with stunning views en route to the Everest View Hotel.
  • 45 minutes: Enjoy breakfast at the Everest View Hotel, soaking in the panoramic vistas.
  • Return flight to Kathmandu, enjoying the aerial perspective of the majestic Himalayas.
  • Afternoon: Transfer back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

This extraordinary one-day adventure allows you to experience the magic of Everest Base Camp and the surrounding Himalayan wonders in a single, unforgettable day.

Additional Notes:

  • Maximum capacity of the helicopter: [MAX5 people or 250 KG]
  • Experienced pilots and well-maintained helicopters ensure a safe and comfortable flight.

Book your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour today and embark on a journey you’ll cherish forever!

Additional Highlights

  • Fly over Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gain brief insights into the fascinating Sherpa culture of the region.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Tengboche Monastery and other landmarks.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity of the Everest region.

Book your unforgettable Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour today!

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Route

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to the heart of the Himalayas on our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour!

Soar above the Kathmandu Valley, witnessing stunning panoramic views as you leave the city behind.

Phase 1: Your adventure begins as you fly over the picturesque Nagarkot hills and lush Jiri alpine forests en route to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region.

Phase 2: After refueling at Lukla, get ready for breathtaking sights as you fly over Namche Bazaar, the bustling Sherpa trading town, and the ancient Tengboche Buddhist Monastery perched on a hilltop. Marvel at the majestic Khumbu Glacier, the world’s highest, and experience an unforgettable overflight above Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp.

Phase 3: Land at Kala Patthar, the closest accessible point to the summit of Mount Everest, and soak in the awe-inspiring panoramic views.

Phase 4: Continue your remarkable journey with a landing at the Everest View Hotel, the highest hotel in the world, and enjoy a delicious breakfast surrounded by breathtaking mountain vistas.

Finally, fly back to Kathmandu, relishing the aerial perspective of the majestic Himalayas as your unforgettable adventure comes to a close.

Book your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour today and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Service Included

  • Comfortable private transfers between your hotel and the Kathmandu airport.
  • Shared helicopter flight for groups of 5-6 people. (Private flights are available at an additional cost.)
  • Landing at Kalapathar for breathtaking views of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks.
  • Permits and government fees for the helicopter tour.
  • Basic medical kit for your safety and well-being.
  • Experienced pilot and guide to accompany you throughout the tour.

Service Excluded

  • Nepal Visa
  • International airfare
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, meals, etc.)
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Everest View Hotel
  • Gratuities (tips)
  • Hard/soft drinks
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee (USD 30 per person)
  • Kathmandu Airport taxes (USD 5 per person)
  • Breakfast at Everest View Hotel (optional, additional cost)

Frequently Ask Question(FAQ)

How long will the Helicopter Tour run?

Sure, the helicopter tour to Everest duration is around 2 and more than two hours. It starts and ends from Kathmandu domestic airport. It takes you up to the Everest Base Camp and return.

How long does a helicopter land at Kalapathar?

While the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour typically takes 4-5 hours, landings at Kala Patthar are currently not permitted. This regulation is in place due to environmental concerns and safety regulations.

However, the tour still offers a breathtaking overflight of Kala Patthar, providing incredible views of the surrounding mountains like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. This allows you to experience the grandeur of the Himalayas without landing at the specific location.

What is the weight limit of Everest base camp helicopter tour?

The weight limit for an Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is 500 kilograms (kg). This means the total weight of all passengers, luggage, and crew must not exceed 500 kg.

Important factors affecting weight limit and passenger capacity:

  • Helicopter capacity: The specific helicopter model used for the tour influences the maximum number of passengers allowed. While some helicopters might accommodate 5 passengers based on weight, others might have a lower capacity.
  • Passenger weight: The total weight of the passengers on board significantly impacts the available baggage allowance.
  • Altitude: As the helicopter ascends to higher altitudes, the air density decreases, affecting its carrying capacity.

Tour details based on weight:

  • Direct flight (up to 3 passengers): If the total weight of your group (including luggage) falls under 300 kg, you might experience a direct flight from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp (including a landing at Kala Patthar).
  • Shuttle flights (4 or 5 passengers): If your group exceeds 3 passengers, the tour might involve two short helicopter flights due to weight limitations at higher altitudes. The first flight typically lands at Pheriche, followed by a second shuttle flight to Everest Base Camp (including a landing at Kala Patthar) with fewer passengers on board.

Recommendations:

  • Confirm weight limits and capacity: It is crucial to confirm the specific weight limit and passenger capacity for the helicopter used by your chosen tour operator before booking.
  • Consult your tour operator: Your chosen tour operator can provide accurate information on the weight limit, potential shuttle flights, and baggage allowance based on your specific group size and the helicopter they utilize.

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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
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