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EVEREST BASE CAMP HELICOPTER TOUR

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    • Duration4 hrs.
    • AccommodationN/A
    • Start | EndKathmandu
    • ActivityMountain Flight
    • Max Altitude5,360 meter
    • DifficultiesEasy
    • Best SeasonAll season
    • Group Size1-20 pax
    • Meal1 B
    Introduction

    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 ITINERARY

    Everest base camp helicopter tour is a 5-hr round trip from Kathmandu to Everest (Khumbu) region by private chartered helicopter

    • Early morning flight to Everest Base Camp- breakfast at Everest view hotel - Fly back to Kathmandu

    BASE CAMP HELICOPTER RIDE HIGHLIGHTS

    The major highlights of Everest base camp helicopter tour are as follows:

    • Breakfast at the world’s highest hotel i.e., Everest View Hotel.
    • Landing and stopover at Kalapathar- in front of Everest- at the height of 5550m.
    • View of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse and Khumbu Glacier.
    • Aerial views of Sagarmatha National Park, Sherpa villages, rivers, lakes and glaciers.

    EVEREST MOUNTAIN HELI TOUR COST

    Trip costs is inclusive of helicopter ride to Everest, Everest national park entry permit, breakfast at Everest view hotel, ground transportation.

    What is included in the tour price ?

    • Documentation - No hidden charges There are no hidden charges such as company service charges. Sagarmatha National park permit is included
    • Helicopter Tour(Everest Mountain heli flight by domestic airlines)
    • All land transportation(Private vehicle for pick up and drop off as per the group size)
    • Meal(Warm and fresh breakfast overlooking Everest region)

    WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

    • Personal nature expenses (All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, hot and cold drinks during the tour time)
    • Insurance(Your travel insurance)
    • Tipping / gratis (Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.)
    • Unexpected expenses (Expenses arising from unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Eyes on Nepal.)

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    In case of cancellation of mountain flight due to bad weather/low visibility, the flight charge is fully refundable. This is also applicable if the airlines company cancels the flight due to technical or other problems in the airplane. However, if a passenger cancels the flight due to personal reason, a 10 % cancellation charge will be levied. Request for cancellation must be provided 24-hour prior of the flight timing by email, phone, or office visit. For any cancellation request received 12 hrs prior, a 50% cancellation charge will be applicable. Please note that USD 20 dollar will be charged for any cancellation in lieu of transportation booking and arrangements.

    Impact Footprints

    "Leave nothing but foot prints, take nothing but photos & memories"
    • We suggest to stay in locally-owned lodges or tea houses
    • Waste management (We request to bring back all the waste materials you have carried on your way)
    • Kindly respect local culture and dress code.

    EVEREST MOUNATIN FLIGHT TOUR PHOTOS

    MOUNTAIN HELICOPTER TOUR MAP

    Please find the most commonly used sightseeing routes for Everest base camp helicopter tour below.

    EVEREST BASE CAMP HELICOPTER TOUR ITINERARY IN DETAILS

    Trip to Mt. Everest base camp is a dream of every traveler who visit Nepal. Below is detail of the itinerary

    Helicopter Tour

    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.

     

     
    Duration

    4 hrs.

     
    Altitude

    5,545M

     
    Meals

    BREAKFAST

     
    Accommodation

    N/A

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    FLIGHT tour packing List

    We recommend you to wear seasonal clothes with extra layer of Warm clothig, woolen hats, scarves, gloves, sunglass, sun cream, Lip balm, Gadget such as camera and mobile (to take photos and video) and day back pack.

    INFO FOR EVEREST HELI TOUR

    Helicopter tour in Nepal     

    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