Getting to Mount Everest is on the achievement list of every traveler. Everest Base Camp Heli tour is ideal for those who don’t have enough time to trek multiple days or lack physical fitness to do so. This is also a possible option for physically disabled people, who can fulfill their dreams of reaching Everest Base Camp.
Gone are those days when only mountaineers and experienced climbers could experience of ascending the world’s highest peak. To help these travelers to realize their dreams, Eyes on Nepal organizes the Everest Helicopter Tour!
This tour allows everyone, to visit and see Mt. Everest- world’s highest mountain, without the need to trek. The journey begins with a flight from Kathmandu Domestic Airport towards Lukla Airport. The flight lands at the airstrip of Lukla Airport for refueling, then fly over Namche, Tyangboche, Gokyo, and finally land at Kalapathar at an elevation of 5550m.
From Kalapathar, one can see Mt. Everest up-close and personal. You will fly back to Syangboche for a breakfast at Everest View Hotel, the highest mountain in the world before heading back to Kathmandu.
Everest base camp helicopter tour is a 5-hr round trip from Kathmandu to Everest (Khumbu) region by private chartered helicopter
The major highlights of Everest base camp helicopter tour are as follows:
Trip costs is inclusive of helicopter ride to Everest, Everest national park entry permit, breakfast at Everest view hotel, ground transportation.
Please find the most commonly used sightseeing routes for Everest base camp helicopter tour below.
Trip to Mt. Everest base camp is a dream of every traveler who visit Nepal. Below is detail of the itinerary
5:30 – 6:30 AM: Hotel pick up and transfer to the Kathmandu domestic airport. Check-in at airlines counter and wait for flight boarding. You will attend a brief instruction about the flight
7:00 – 8:00 AM: Fly to Lukla (2,845 meters) enjoying aerial views of valleys, snow-capped mountains, Lamjura-La Pass (3,550) before landing at Lukla. Some of the mountains you will witness are Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Gauri Shankar (7,134m), Ganesh (7,429m), Shishapangma (8,013m), Gyachung Kang (7,952m), Pumori (7,161m), Nuptse (7,855m), Lhotse (8,516m), and Ama Dablam (6,812m).
8: 00 – 8:15 AM: After 45 minutes you will land at Lukla. Helicopter will spend next 15 minutes defueling.
8:15 – 8:30 AM: Contiue your flight from Lukla to Kala Patthar (5,450 meters). The helicopter will fly over Namche, Tyangboche, Sagarmatha National Park, Dingboche, Pheriche to Kalapathar.
8:30 – 8:45 AM: Stopover at Kala Patthar up to 10 minutes. Enjoy magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Island Peak and Khumbu Glacier
8:45 – 9:00 AM: Fly from Kalapathar to Everest View Hotel in Syangboche. (3,950 meters). Everest View Hotel is world’s highest hotel offering stunning panorama of mountains including Everest range.
9:00 – 9:30 AM: Enjoy warm breakfast at Everest View Hotel while taking in the delightful view of mountains
9:30 – 10:00 AM: Fly from Everest View hotel to Lukla where the helicopter will briefly lay over for around 15 minutes for refueling.
10:00 – 11:00 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Once you land at Kathmandu domestic airport, we will pick you up and transfer you back to hotel.
Heli tour in Nepal is an exclusive program for those tourists who wish to explore Nepal in a helicopter. Helicopter ride is both the safest and most exciting ways to see and experience Nepal and its many attractions- whether you want to see mountains and glaciers, fly to Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Base Camp or visit major tourism sites. You will be able to enjoy scenic views from the comfort of your helicopter seat or reach your favorite in the shortest possible time.
The cost of a helicopter tour in Nepal depends on the destination and duration of the propos