Heli Tour of Everest Base Camp
The Helicopter Tour of Everest Base Camp is one of the most incredible trips in Nepal. This trip is suited to the people who do not have the time to go on trekking and climbing of Mt. Everest. It takes you as close to Mt. Everest and other gigantic Himalayan peaks of Everest region like Amadablam, Kantega, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, and Khumbu Himal in a day. The Heli flight takes off from Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport in the morning about 7 am. The helicopter will fly parallel to the Himalayan ranges revealing breathtaking landscape, valleys, mountain terrains, mountain villages, lakes, peaks and glaciers. There will be a short stopover (10 minutes) at Kalapathar (5,545m), the nearest best view point of Mt. Everest and its nearby peaks and also Khumbu glacier. Within this short period you should quickly snap the pictures of world’s highest mountain and its pristine landscape. Then it will fly to Syangboche and land there. You will enjoy breakfast at Everest View Hotel, the world’s highest hotel. Then by 9:15 am we will fly back to Kathmandu.
Please do note that the stopover at Kalapathar is subject to weather conditions. If bad weather prevails you may have to give up visit of Kalapathar. In that case, you will stop at Syangboche, the unpaved airstrip close to Namche Bazaar. Syangboche is also the drop-zone of Everest Skydive, the world’s highest Skydiving.
The Mount Everest Helicopter Tour Package begins in Kathmandu, as the helicopter takes off for Lukla & enjoying the aerial views of heritage sites around Kathmandu. We will take a short break at Lukla for re-fueling and getting the heli ready for the rest of the journey. You will be awed by the beauty of Lukla itself. Then you will fly higher to the Everest Base Camp and land on the base camp. Kalapathar is the ultimate destination where the helicopter lands. The soaring mountains just in front of you are literally going to inspire you and leave you breath-less. You can take some amazing photos there and share your incredible moments with your friends & loved ones.
Now, we will take off and head towards Syangboche where we will stop for an hour or so. The Everest View Hotel rewards us with excellent views of the king of the mountains. You can relax and click away with Mount Everest insight and breathe the freshest air that you can find nowhere on earth but on the top of the world!
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Upon arrival at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative. We then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Patan.
In Kathmandu, we tour Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Bouddhanath Stupa which are all world heritage sites. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. We also visit the Patan Durbar Square which is another World Heritage Site. The square is reminiscent of medieval Kathmandu with beautiful courtyards, temples and shrines noted for their exquisite architecture and delicate carving. We also tour the Patan museum while we are in Patan Durbar Square. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Helicopter Tour of Mount Everest.
We leave our hotel and travel to the airport at six in the morning. After around an hour, we reach the Base Camp of Mt. Everest. Our next stop is Kalapathar where we stop for around ten minutes to admire the mighty Himalayas and Everest in particular. Breakfast will be at The Everest View Hotel for around 1 hour giving you time to snap away with some amazing views of Mount Everest. Next, we fly back to Kathmandu. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner
Day 4: Extend your trip or Final departure.
Our Everest Helicopter Tour in Nepal ends today. You may want to consider extending your trip with endless activities such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, White Water Rafting, Paragliding in Pokhara & many more. If you are departing then our representative will drop you off at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport a few hours before the scheduled flight. Namaste and we hope to see you again soon!
Cost, Includes and Excludes
- Airport pickups and drop offs in a private vehicle
- 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu for three nights with breakfast
- Farewell dinner
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Patan by private vehicle
- Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
- Helicopter/Chopper expenses
- All government and local taxes
- Nepalese visa fee
- Excess baggage charge(s)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival and/or late departure (due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- International flights
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)