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Trip Overview of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Many people feel sick while traveling the roads, but if you take an Everest base camp helicopter tour, it will be delightful and pleasing. Watching the snow peak mountain from the sky makes you feel like you are in heaven. NuptseLhotseLola peaks with Mt. Pumori, Khumbu Ice Falls, and glaciers, after a grand and mesmerizing moment head back to Kathmandu, are some of the stunning views after Everest on this trip. If you are in a family with children we offer you discounts on our cost.

Tour With landing in Kala Patthar

When you reach the base of the mountainyou will have climbed up to a height of 5364 meters. There is no vertical climbing involved. Depending on the time of year, you can go there and also get to see snow and ice on the trails. If you are going to the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour for your next trip, then its a good choice, but if not, then, well, you missed out on an excellent opportunity to create an unforgettable experience.
It starts with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. We will be landing in Lukla for some time. Then goes to Kala Patthar world’s best viewpoint after landing here we will go to Everest view hotel, you can have breakfast or tea/coffee there.

Tips for a helicopter tour to Everest base camp

Under any condition do not pressurize the pilot. Many people tend to force pilots for landing and flying according to their convenience. As you will be trekking on the helicopter so you will need to carry windproof jackets and other windproof gears during the tree wear warm clothes with high SPF sunscreen, moisturizers, and lip balm to prevent sunburns. This is a risky tour, sudden unwanted problems might come on the way so, you must have insurance for this trek.

Always respect the pilot, you will have to follow his/her instruction during the trek. do not walk everywhere or change your seats unless your pilot tells you to do so for the best view of the mountains and landscape always choose the window seat. There might be flight cancellations due to various reasons so be prepared for that. Plan your Everest base camp helicopter tour and have the proper information about the tour.

to directly flying back to Kathmandu. If you are looking for Helicopter pickup services we are always on standby at Lukla Airport and Kathmandu airport with their highly qualifies pilots on set

 

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Heli charter service in Nepal

For travelers who have less time but wanted to cover part of Nepal than a heli charter, a tour is a perfect option for you. To experience this amazing country’s landscape and diversity We can offer you various aerial tours to show you the best of Nepal. Looking through a birds-eye view of mountains, rivers, rivulets, glorious temples. To cover the natural beauty of Nepal in the hills and mountains which takes a lot of time days and sometimes even months from walking but heli charter makes it possible to reach in a short time.

We provide a safe and enjoyable helicopter in Nepal for all your personal as well as business use.  Of course, the heli charter flight cost is expensive,  but it is very convenient, safe, and saves a lot of time. The cost varies according to time and place and if we compare the heli charter service in another place the price of the heli charter in Nepal is reasonable.

Nepal’s famous destinations for heli tours are Mt. Everest view, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Dolpa, Kanchenjunga as well as many pilgrims sites such as Muktinath, Halisi Mahadev. Everest the highest peak in the world, It has thousands of visitors every year, climbing Everest is full of adventure, people who are not able to do it physically can take our heli charter service. We offer you safety and reliability services as per your needs. If you have less time but want to experience the best of Nepal and its natural wonders then the Heli charter service in Nepal is the best option for you.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Trip Overview

Each year about hundreds of travelers and trekkers trek Nepal to enjoy the mesmerizing view of the Himalayas. Nepal holds unexplainable and amazing trekking places, which will truly blow your mind. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is truly an amazing trip you could ever have in life. Among various trekking places in Nepal, the Everest base camp trek is the most famous.

This trek takes you to the remote and sensational Khumbu village. Our team will offer you various packages on the trek to Everest base camp. Among those treks, people prefer helicopter trek to Mount Everest is more even. The helicopter trek to Mount Everest will provide you the best aerial views of the high Himalayan ranges with beautiful green landscapes. Normally the trek to Everest base camp takes more than 15 days, but a helicopter trek will take saves your time as well as energy.

Observing the view of the villages from the sky is breathtaking. During this trek, you will get a 360degree view of the mountains. People say that the natural beauty of the Khumbu region can be seen the best from the sky, surrounded by the mountains. You can complete the entire trek in just four hours. In this trek, you will have some landing points, where you can enjoy the snow and the local life of the people. You will be starting this trek from the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu.

You can get a view of the green landscape with the remote village and mountain range all over. A helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp is best for the people having health issues and who cannot manage more time for the actual trekking. The experience of flying over the high mountains and green landscape is beyond imagination.

 

Some of the major highlights of the Everest base camp helicopter tour are explained below:

 Flying high

You can find many highlights when it comes to the helicopter trek to Everest base camp. The major highlights are the helicopter ride itself. You will be flying in the sky and reaching base camp in no time. The feeling of flying in between the mountains is delightful. In addition to this, oxygen and other medical facilities can be stored on the helicopter so, there is very little chance for you to get altitude sickness during this trek.

Breath-taking views of the mountains

The most important thing about the helicopter ride of Everest base camp is the breathtaking 360-degree views of the mountains and the landscape. People also say that the helicopter trek to EBC gives the feeling of traveling to heaven. Seeing snow-capped mountains is just wonderful. The interesting thing about helicopter trek is that this trek does not have any limit which means that you can get an unlimited view of mountains including the Annapurna range and Macchhapuchre mountain range.

Mount Everest

Mount Everest is the major attraction of the trek. From the helicopter you will see Mount Everest in the middle of other small mountains is just unbelievable. A helicopter trek is a great way to get the closest views of the mountains. You will get a marvelous view of the Khumbu icefall with other giant snow peak mountains. Kala Patthar is the landing point on this trek from where you will get the best view of the entire north face of Mount Everest.

Local life

Though this trek is a helicopter ride, you will also get a chance to observe and get close to the local life of the Khumbu region. On this trek. You will be introduced to the shape of people and their colorful culture. You can see numerous monasteries and Sherpa villages. Moreover, you can also visit
Sagarmatha national park where you can witness numerous rare animals in their natural environment.

5 Best Reasons to Choose Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

An Everest base camp helicopter tour is the most thrilling and exciting adventure of Nepal. There is no doubt that you will see and discover some of
the most beautiful scenery of the landscape. A helicopter tour is the easiest and the best way to enjoy the natural mountain ranges of Nepal. People refer to Everest base camp as the paradise for the photographers as you will find the vast region of wildlife. You will get actual bird-eye views of the mountains via this trek.

A helicopter tour is the best opportunity for those people who are not physically capable of doing the actual trekking. You can reach Everest base camp in no time with minimum money. You will enjoy the amazing and enjoyable ride of the helicopter in the middle of the mountains. Following are the best reason for this trek.

Fast travel

Airways are the fastest method of traveling. Normally for trekking to Everest base camp, it will take more than 15 days round trip but via helicopter, you will reach Everest base camp within few hours. You will not have to spend your week only for few glances of Mount Everest. This tour will directly take you to the best viewing point of Everest. You will get enough time to witness the mountains during this trek. A helicopter tour to Everest will surely be a memorable tour in your life. This type of trek is very famous, generally for the people having a busy life and cannot
afford time for trekking.

 You Get the Best View Possible

This is surely the best reason for helicopter treks. During this trek, you will experience the thrilling ride of a helicopter along with the magnificent views of the mountain ranges. You will be flying above snow cover mountains just below. On this trek, you will be able to witness the longest glacier of the Himalayas Nogzumpa glacier. You can get to almost top of the Mount Everest very closely. Watching Mountains all around on Kala Patthar is a magical experience.

You Get to Escape the Touristy Crowd Trail

This is the great advantage of a helicopter tour is that you can avoid the unnecessary crowd on the tail.In the peak season, it is very difficult to trek because of overcrowding. Thousands of trekkers trek to EBC every year so, the Heli tour is suitable for the loner who wants to escape crowd. You will be obsessed with the peace of the mountains and the soothing sound of birds on the trail.

Itinerary of the trek to Everest base camp

5:00 – 5:30: Your trek to Everest base camp starts in warmly morning. You will have to arrive a day before the actual trek, so around 5 O’clock our team will pick you up at the airport and take you to the Tribhuvan international airport.

6:30 am: After you arrive at Tribhuvan international airport you will have an amazing flight from Kathmandu to Luka airport. The flight will take about 45 minutes. You will enjoy the beautiful aerial view of Kathmandu valley. You will see some of the main spots of Kathmandu like Pashupatinath and Swayambunath. In addition to this, you can also witness lush green hills and landscapes.

7:15 am: Around 7:15 am you will land at Luka airport, here you will see the first glance of the mountains. From here you will witness the jaw-dropping view of Mt. Thamserku and mount Kangtega. The helicopter will be refueling here so you will have some time to spare and connect will the local people.

07:45 am: After the refueling of the helicopter, you will continue your journey toward Kala Patthar. The flight will now go through the mountains leaving the hills behind.

8:00 am: After landing at Kala Patthar (5,545 m) you will witness the mesmerizing view of some tallest peaks in the world including Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Pumori. Kala Patthar is one of the best vantage points in the Everest region. You will be stopping for 5-10 minutes at Kala Patthar to enjoy the magnificent view of Mount Everest. Then you can click the photo and enjoy. On the way, once again, you will get wonderful views of Khumbu Glaciers, Ice Fall, and Everest Base Camp.

10: 00 am: Here you can get a magnificent view of the Khumbu glacier and Everest base camp. After that, you will be flying back to the Everest hotel, where you can enjoy breakfast witness the view of the mountains. After enjoying this hearty scenery of the mountains you will have to fly back to Kathmandu via Lukla airport.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Weather and climate are the most important component of the Everest base camp helicopter trek. Everest region has four seasons: – summer, autumn, spring, and winter season. a helicopter tour can be done at any time of the year. The autumn season in Nepal is from September to early December. The weather and climatic condition of the Everest region are perfect for helicopter tours during the autumn season. The temperature is moderate with an average daytime temperature of 20 degrees and -10 degrees during the nighttime. In addition to this, the sky also remains clear.
Similarly, the spring season in Nepal starts from March to May.

This is the best season for a helicopter tour. During this month the temperature rises around 15 degrees in the daytime and about -5 degrees in the nighttime. Helicopter trek is more preferred in the spring season as the sky will crystal clear and great views of the Himalayas. Precipitation is also very less during this season. The temperature is chill and moderate so you can enjoy the trek without any difficulty. The forest also comes at its best with blooming rhododendron and other flowers all around. Other than that, monsoon season is also good for a helicopter tour. Due to monsoon rainfall, this season is less preferred for a helicopter tour.

Everest base camp heli tour in Monsoon season

But since, you can complete this trek within few hours, so Heli tour is doable in monsoon season. The rain makes the surroundings cleaner and fresher. You have to be updated with the weather condition of the Everest region. Another season that the Everest region face is the winter season. We all know that the winter season is the coldest time of the year, and the Everest region is the coldest place in the county.

So, the winter might be worst in Everest base camp. But if you are well prepared then you can enjoy the tour even more during the winter season. A helicopter tour to Everest base camp is doable in this season as the daytime is mostly sunny with a clear sky. And the mountain is seen a very clear and beautiful cover with snow.

Remember that the weather in the Everest region keeps on changing. So, even at the best time, the weather make comes to its worst. For avoiding that you will have to gather weather information on the Everest region. You should also be physically and mentally prepared before this trek.

Essential Safety Measures for  the Tour

Although the pilot or the guide will notify you of the safety measures during the trek. But it is important to know more about the safety measures during this trek. Since the covid 19 pandemic has become a major difficulty in trekking.

Following are the guidelines

You should compulsorily wear a mask and face shield. (Note the pilot will also wear a mask along with gloves).
You can only do this tour if you are tested negative for covid 19.
You should have hand sanitizer and social distancing with the people outside is a must.
Now apart from this there are several other types of safety measures that you need to follow: –
You should always wear a seat belt, on-board.
You should not stand or switch seats or throw anything from the window.
Do not talk more with the pilots as that may cause distractions.
Smoking and drinking are prohibited.
You should always listen and work according to the operator.
Wear held phones and mic on the helicopter and place them properly while getting out.
You should not rush while going outside and always stick with the group.


Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - Trip Info

Tour Duration: 3-4hours

Group Size: 4- 5 persons in the group

Tour Cost: Contact Us

Best time for the tour: February to May and September to December are the best months.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    3-4 hours

  • Tri Destination

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    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    4-5 person

  • Trip Difficulty

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does this flight lands at Everest base camp?

The flight is mainly land at Kala Patthar, it is quite hard to land in base cam so we see the view from the flight.  as mention above the flight will stop at various places. Firstly Everest base camp helicopter tour lands at Lukla airport for refueling, then it lands at Kala Patthar from where you will get the panoramic view of Mount Everest, and from there the flight lands at Everest base camp. Sometimes there might be difficulty in landing the flight at Everest base camp because of a landslide.

What if I don’t get enough oxygen?

It is completely normal that some time due to extreme cold weather and high altitude people do not get enough oxygen on the tour. But you should not panic because there will be an adequate amount of oxygen on the helicopter.  In the time of need, the pilot will maintain the oxygen at a high elevation. Along with oxygen mediation kits are also available on an Everest base camp helicopter tour for emergencies.

Can children and older people can do Everest base camp helicopter tour?

Yes, children and older people can do the Everest base camp helicopter tour. This tour is especially for the people who are not able to trek Everest base camp. There are not many criteria for this tour as long as you are physically and mentally fit.

Are pilots enough trained for Everest base camp heli tour?

Yes, pilots are well trained. Pilots play a vital role during this tour. Sometimes pilots also act as your guide.  Pilots during this trek are registered and well experienced so, don’t worry you will be safe.

What will be the ideal timing to complete the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek?

Seasonal timing like Spring (March, April, and May), and Autumn (October and November) are the perfect dates to complete this trek without any difficulties. During the winter and rainy seasons, the changing pattern of the climatic conditions could arise several issues and risks of delaying the helicopter take off. So according to climatic conditions, spring and autumn will be ideal timing for the Everest base camp helicopter tour.

What does the Everest base camp helicopter trek cost?

According to the personal modification in accommodation planning, the cost varies. For the tour details, you can contact us on our website where we will assist you in every single query. The cost for the Everest base camp helicopter tour and trek will start from USD 1950.

How to book my Heli Trek to The Everest Base Camp?

You can call us on +977 9851095800 or Viber/WhatsApp on the same number. Also, you can email us at puru@abovethehimalaya.com to confirm your reservation.

Is Travel insurance needed for the Heli Trek to The Everest Base Camp?

surely, it’s really important to make travel insurance before Mount Everest or any other adventurous activities. Because it can cover helicopter rescues and any last-minute cancellation. The proof of insurance will need to submit to us for the reassurance of your financial safety.

During the trek which needs to be included in your insurance company policies to cover the expenses while doing adventurous activities. We will require an original insurance certificate at the beginning of this trek.

What is the accommodation look like for Everest base cmap heli trek?

While staying in Kathmandu, you will be staying in 3 stars or 4 stars hotel according to your personal preference. During the Everest base camp trail, we will be providing a guest house which will include a hot shower, twin sharing room, food from western to local.

some cost in your budget. Under this accommodation, only bed, and breakfast are included.

What is the required health condition to complete the Heli Trek to the Everest Base Camp?

It does not require professional skills to complete this Everest base camp helicopter tour, cause it moderate trek. If you do daily hiking, or walking in the morning a week ago which will help to walk during the trek. If there are any kind of disabilities regarding your health, then please share with us before starting your trek, and if any medicines are using in past, then they must be carried from your country relevant to the prescription followed by your medical practitioner.


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