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Mount Everest Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu

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Mount Everest Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu

Mount Everest Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu is one of the most thrilling and exciting experiences ever. It takes at least 10 -12 days to trek to Mount Everest. But helicopter tour of Mount Everest is the fastest way to reach there. You can visit Everest Base Camp Trek in just 3-4 hours through a Helicopter tour. You will be thrilled to fly parallel to the world’s highest mountain. The view of the Everest base camp form up in the air is stunning and mesmerizing. You can watch the fantastic mountain from 3600 with the comfort of the helicopter. Trekking Mount Everest is a dream of every trek lover. The green landscapes, villages, and the hills are the specialties of EBC Trek. 

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Mount Everest Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu covers beautiful overview landscapes and provides you the closest view of the mountains. Everest base camp is a lovely place filled with Khumbu’s best natural, cultural, and Himalayan facets. Woodlands and rhododendron groves, winding along steep ridgelines, planes, and river gorges add beauty to the area. Aerial view of such stunning landscapes and mountains is incredible. Everest base camp covers most mountains and provides you to view the hill from the closest. You can visit many other mountain peaks like Kwangde, Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Amadablam along with MT Everest. Kathmandu an ancient place for tradition. During this flight, you can also visit beautiful places of Kathmandu like Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, and may another small monastery on the way to Everest.

On this Everest helicopter tour, you will be enjoying glorious views of dramatic landscapes, verdant valley-green rolling hills dotted with farm villages within the backdrop of tall Himalayan Mountain. It is the most luxurious and exciting way to visit Everest. You will see the Everest region and fly over ever test base camp. When you reach Everest base camp (8000m from sea level), your eyes will be so pleased to watch the frozen Khumbu’s Glacier and Icefall.

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The flight from Kathmandu valley toward the Khumbu region. Apart from Everest, one can also get beautiful views of other snow Peak Mountains like Lhotse, Pumori, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu during this helicopter ride.

You can observe the first glimpse of Sherpa culture and the traditional way of life intact with Buddhism religion when the flight land and swirl around the Lukla for a moment. In Lukla, the refueling will be done to prevent any hazardous situations that might occur in the extreme vertical height. At least five people could adjust in the helicopter at a time. Among different options for the Everest helicopter tour, the most preferred one is Kathmandu to Everest.

Highlights of the Mount Everest helicopter tour

  • The eye-catching view of the snow-covered mountain against the skyline.
  • I am visiting and observing the local Sherpa, their culture, and colorful clothes.
  • An aerial view of the world’s highest mountain in all directions.
  • Helicopter stops at Kala Patthar, facing toward Mount Everest.
  • Many other snow cap mountains like Kwangde, Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Amadablam.
  • You are flying above the beautiful valley and the landscape.
  • The outstanding Himalayan range glacier from Khumbu.
  • Smooth landing around Everest base camp (4000m from sea level).
  • Panoramic view of and Mount Everest
  • Natural Hot springs (Tatopani)
  • The viewpoint for sunset and sunrise
  • picturesque area for photographs
  • Traditional and cultural villages
  • Exotic flora and fauna
  • Rare and endangered animals

Best time for helicopter tour in Everest

Helicopter tours in Mount Everest can sites in any months during spring and autumn. Spring is considered the best time to tour Mount Everest as his weather is warm and pleasant. You will be pleased to watch the magnificent view of the forests filled with rhododendron on the backdrop of the chain of Himalayas. Whereas, in autumn offers blue and clear sky. The best thing about the helicopter tour in autumn is that the main festival of the Nepalese Dashain and Tihar falls this month. During this month the whole village will be lightened, and it looks beautiful. You can have a spectacular view of the Machhapuchhre and Himchuli mountains.

September to May is the next best season for the tour to Mount Everest by helicopter. This month has perfect beautiful weather as rainfall will be less. The average temperature between these months ranges from 14 to 20 degrees Celsius. Sometimes temperature may fall to minus during nights in this season.

Months like June, July and august are not counsel for Everest base camp helicopter tour as recurrent weather can be changed with heavy rainfall. The routes are not clear, and helicopter flight is not so possible.

The most apparent weather for Everest base camp helicopter trek is September to December though the days in these months will be short, the minimum temperature of the of -05 to -10 degree Celsius in the morning and night time with a maximum of 15-20 degrees.

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Lukla to Everest Base Camp Tour by helicopter

There are many options for the tour to Mount Everest by helicopter. But the most preferred one is from Kathmandu with landing in Lukla. First, you will be picked at Lukla airport from Kathmandu. And on the way to Everest base camp, you will be landing at Kala Patthar. You will have breakfast at the Everest view hotel.

Lukla is situated at an altitude of 2,820 m. Lukla is also considered as a door for different trekking like Everest base camp trekking, Dudh Kosi River gorge in between Kwangde and KusumKanguru with Thamserku peaks, and Namche bazar. You will be dipped in beautiful memories and fantastic scenery. During this trip, you will have the world’s best local tea and coffee. Flying above in the sky, seeing tall snow Peak Mountains, landscape, Sherpa village, forests, and hundreds of monastery made our trip more delighted. Everest base camp tour by helicopter is the lifetime experience. It is the best trip for the people who are busy but adventure lovers. You can visit the journey, which usually takes 12-20 days in just a couple of hours.

Brief Itinerary for Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour from Kathmandu

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

On the first day of the trip stats from going to Kathmandu, you will enjoy your whole day there. You will be taken to the hotel by our guide. You may rest in the hotel for some time. After that, you can roam around the kit. We will be enjoying that day with our guide having proper Nepali food in a typical Nepali restaurant. And there will also be a small meeting during dinner about the trip and the necessary things that you need to know before this trip.

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and fly to Lukla airport by helicopter

You will have a great morning in Kathmandu with a beautiful sunrise view from your hotel room. Then you will have your breakfast, and our guide will take you to some culture and traditional places like Syambhunath, Pashupatinath, etc. After visiting some of the high places of Kathmandu. In the evening, you will transfer to Lukla from Kathmandu. You will be provided with a domestic air terminal for superb panoramic flight, comfortable seats with space for leg rooms, large glass window where you can marvel impressive scenery on the plane.

 Day 3: Helicopter tour to Everest base camp from Lukla

The most exciting day of our trip started with an early morning breakfast and began our journey toward Mount Everest. You will be catching views of Ganesh – Manaslu – Langtang and Jugal Himal range of peaks with Gaurishanker and MelungTse peaks. The flight to Kala Patthar (17192 ft. /5242m) provided a mesmerizing view of high snow Peak Mountains and beautiful Tokyo Lakes.

Kala Patthar is well-recognized as the historic site. The name given at that time was the “World’s Highest Cabinet Meeting,” which was organized by the Government of Nepal on 4th December 2009.

You will get the closest view of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar. You will be so thrilled to watch the world’s highest mountain so close to you. You will make this memory rememberable by clicking some photos. You will be enjoying the mountain chain, including Mount Everest, from up the sky. Again you will land to Lukla for fueling the helicopter and for some refreshment. During this time, we observed Sherpa village and enjoyed their tradition and culture. After enjoying the local’s life in the town, you will fly towards the Everest view hotel at Syangboche.

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Day 4: Fly back to Kathmandu and final departure

This is the last day of your tour. You will be returning to Kathmandu after a short helicopter trek to EBC. When you reach Kathmandu, you can do some shopping with your relatives to Thamel. Then you will say your final goodbye to Nepal and return to your country.

Cost of Everest helicopter tour

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Everest base camp helicopter tour total costs are about USD 1000 per person. If you are sharing a helicopter with five people. Some of the prices which are included are you will be picked up and drop off from and at the airport. And added the cost of the hotel as well. You can share the helicopter with a maximum of five people. We will arrange the applicable services for the flight. Helicopter fare as per flight duration. Other essential factors to know is the Comprehensive medical kit and the confirmation of the international flight tickets.

One professional English speaking tour guide during the trip. Full day Kathmandu heritage sightseeing tour with private vehicle. All necessary ground transportation by private car.

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 Conclusion

The Everest base camp helicopter tour is one of the best tours in the world. Mount Everest Helicopter tour is the best option to visit the world’s tallest peaks. Flying over with a view of famous colorful Namche Bazaar where busy Saturday Market takes place every week, Namche, the hub and principal Sherpa capital of the Khumbu region within Everest, added more fun to the tour. Exploring the beauty of Himalayas from helicopter surely adds the expenses but luxury and security to your body.

Many people feel sick while traveling the roads, but if you take a helicopter tour, it will be delighting and pleasing. Watching the snow peak mountain from the sky makes you feel like you are heaven. Nuptse-Lhotse-Lola 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 in this trip.

Above the Himalayas, Team will be happy to cooperate with and organizing Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu for you and make your journey memorable.

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