Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu
Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing at Kala Patthar or the Everest Base Camp is a one-day helicopter ride tour to view Mount Everest closely. It is one of the easiest way to view Everest closely. If you think that its budget is high then you can have a mountain flight to Everest.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour landing at base camp is a special Heli riding trip to explore the highest peaks in the world in a short period of time. This exciting helicopter tour lets you fly high past the lush hills and alpine forests of rhododendron with awesome views of the Himalayan chain of mountains.
Mount Everest (8848 meters) is the highest peak in the world. It is the dream destination for many people to see and explore live. Even if some people have a great desire to visit Everest, they may not be comfortable with walking through the entire trekking route. Others may be limited by time or any health issues. This Everest Heli tour is the perfect option for them too. The helicopter tour to Everest gives an aerial view of the massive Mount Everest and other several peaks to gain adrenaline and adventurous experience.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is an excellent addition to the entire tour package of individuals in Nepal. Although it only takes a few hours, you can get all the way from Kathmandu to the Everest Base Camp and back. This is one of the best alternatives to the Everest Base Camp Trek, especially for those short on time. At a glance, it can seem a little expensive but the Everest Base Camp Helicopter with flight landing is available as either charter or group joining which provides a very affordable price per person. The trip can be done with either 2pax, 3pax, or 4pax up to a maximum of 5 people.
In a helicopter tour, you will see the majestic mountains peaks from a birds-eye perspective and experience the thin air of mountains. Also, the views of rivers, forests, glaciers, and Sherpa villages will unfold after leaving Kathmandu. Picture perfect views of stunning mountains like Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse, Dablam, Cho-Oyu. Ama Dablam will likely be the most noticeable, among a number of other peaks like Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku and Kwangde peaks at this point. Flying further past famous Sherpa villages like Syangboche (known for superb views of the Everest range as well as Everest View Hotel), Tengboche (home to the Tengboche monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region) and Gorak Shep (final settlement going forward in the region), you will finally arrive at your main destination, the Everest Base Camp.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Flight Route
Kathmandu (TIA) – Flyover Nagarkot – Jiri – Land at Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla – Refueling – Fly over Syangboche – Tengboche – Pheriche – Gorak Shep – Land at EBC/Kala Patthar – Take off after 15 mins – Arrive at Hotel Everest View – Fly to Lukla – Refueling – Return flight to Kathmandu.
Although the journey is only 3 to 4 hours, the flight to the foothills of the highest peak in the world at Everest Base Camp will definitely provide you with a once in a lifetime experience. Our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Landing Tour lets you enjoy yourself for a full 15 minutes at the base camp or Kala Patthar in addition to the amazing flight experience.
The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour takes off from Kathmandu and heads east towards Bhaktapur. The flight first takes you over the hills of Nagarkot and Jiri before eventually reaching the first stop at Lukla. The brief refueling session is followed by the flight over Namche Bazaar, Syangboche, Tengboche, Pheriche, and Gorak Shep to the Everest Base Camp. The landing location may be either Everest Base Camp or Kala Patter depending on the condition of landing spot and weather.
The return flight route consists of a stop for breakfast at the Everest View Hotel in Syangboche. After this, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour continues as you fly over Namche Bazaar and finally land at Lukla for refueling. Another half-hour of scenic heli-flight over the Himalayas takes you back to Kathmandu and the EBC Heli Tour comes to an end.
Everest Helicopter Tour Package Highlights
- The tour starts in the East direction from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
- The helicopter flight passes through many high mountains and hills of the Nagarkot by crossing the nearby Sunkoshi River.
- During your flight, you will be able to view many villages located in mid-hills and a large number of farming lands. Particularly, you may get views of a few common things i.e. blue rivers and green hills, while traveling very close to the Rolwaling and Gaurishankar mountain ranges in the Himalayan region just above the Jiri Bazaar and Charikot of Dolakha.
- Later on, you will cross the Lamjura Pass to enter the Everest region.
- Our helicopter will land at Lukla to obtain necessary fueling and after only 5 to 10 minutes period, you may fly over Dudhkoshi River to reach Namche Bazaar, known as the capital of Sherpa people.
- The flight again lands at the hilltop of Syangboche and finally, you may fly to the Everest Base Camp.
- During the entire tour, you will find major high mountain peaks, which are Kangtega, Kusum, Thameserkhu, Kangaru, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Nuptse, Island Peak, Pumori, Lobuche, Mera Peak and many more.
- Finally, the tour lets you view deep mountain rivers, clear lakes, and white hills.
Finally, the tour lets you view deep mountain rivers, clear lakes, and white hills.
Best Time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
The best seasons for Everest Base Camp trekking in Nepal are spring and autumn. The weather condition during these months makes a day tour to Everest Base Camp pleasant and the temperature is also moderate.
Spring (March to May) is full of bloom with wildflowers while autumn (September to November) offers clear skies and major festivals celebration. December to February is freezing cold, but the sky is still clear and the snow in the mountains in thick. Thus, the view is even more beautiful. But summer, which is also a monsoon in Nepal- June to August are not recommended for Everest Base Camp tour
Mount Everest Helicopter Tour Cost:
The helicopter tour to Everest from Kathmandu is obviously not cheap, but it’s worth the value for money you pay. Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight from Kathmandu cost somewhere between US$ 1175 to the US $2000 per person. if you have a group of your own (4 to 5 people) it gets even cheaper.
However, if you do not hire a guide, the Helicopter tour cost further decreases. Having a guide is always a good idea as they will narrate you about the mountains and villages you see during the flight. Also, they help you interact with the Sherpa people while on land. But its all your choice to have them or not.