Everest Helicopter Tour

  • Last Updated on May 14, 2023

Everest helicopter tour is the flight program to reach the base camp of Mount Everest. This is the most popular helicopter flight tour in Nepal. It takes travelers to the ultimate height of 5545 meters, i.e., the Kala Patthar viewpoint, flying across the base camp. It is suitable for all age-group and every traveler who wants to view the highest eight thousandar of the world, Mount Everest.

Everest Helicopter Tour

A helicopter trip to Mount Everest with Nepal Trek Adventures lets travelers enroll in the beautiful Himalayan landscape of the Everest region. Starting from Kathmandu, the administrative center of the nation, flights glide to adorable hubs like Lukla, Pheriche, Kala Patthar, and Hotel Everest View, and again back to Kathmandu via Lukla.

Stopping at these various places may sound vast and time-consuming, but as a wonder, it takes only 4 to 5 hours to complete the whole helicopter circuit trip. Everest base camp helicopter tour concept sounds common, but it’s the most uncommon adventure in Nepal as well as the whole world. Here are the reasons why you should choose a helicopter flight to Everest base camp at least once in your life:

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Reach the Highest Viewpoint – Kala Patthar

Kala Patthar viewpoint is the highest point that you can reach if you are undertaking the trekking trail or a helicopter route. It stands at a height of 5644.5 meters above sea level. It offers a crystal clear, front eye view of Mount Everest (8848.86 meters) and neighboring mountains of the Mahalangur Himalayan range from close range.

Flyover the Everest Base Camp

The trip's name is ‘Everest base camp helicopter tour’ but why does the helicopter land at Kala Patthar instead of the base camp? Here is an easy answer. The base camp of Everest lies just above the glacier, and the surface is fragile enough for continuous pick-up and drop-off.

Also, the sight of Mount Everest is less and non-satisfying in some instances. So, to be on the safe side and to offer the best Himalayan sight to the travelers, the helicopter flies over the base camp. Though, the aerial view is perfect.

Everest Helicopter Tour

Encounter With The Remarkable Mountain Glories

Mt. Everest itself is a masterpiece and a jewel of Nepal. It is a dream mountain that every one in five people dreams of conquering. What’s better than having the view of the dream mountain from up close alongside other snow-capped mountains like Ama Dablam (6812 meters), Nuptse (7861 meters), Mt. Lhotse (8516 meters), Cho-Oyu (8188 meters), Gaurishankar (7134 meters), Makalu (8463 meters), and many more. You can view these snowy skyscraper mountains both from the landing places and during the helicopter flight.

Landing at One of The Most Dangerous Airports in The World

Lukla Airport is one of the most dangerous and highest-altitude airports in the world, at an astounding height of 2860 meters. The slippery track, encompassing green hills and clusters of settlements, pumps the adrenaline to the fullest. Similarly, it offers the first view of Mount Everest from the ground.

Breakfast at The Highest Placed Hotel in The World

Hotel Everest View is the Guinness World Record holder as the highest-placed hotel in the world, standing at an altitude of 3880 meters above sea level. This hotel has a conceptual theme for nature and art lovers that was visualized by Takashi Miyahara and designed by a Japanese architect, Yoshinobu Kumagaya.

Since 1971, it has been the food point for Everest travelers who wish to eat while viewing the tallest mountain in the world from afar. You can also overview hilltops like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse. These are the eye candy for this tour to Everest base camp by helicopter. Looking over the full package, here are the reasons why you should go for this trip to Everest.

99% Visibility

The best months to fly for the Everest helicopter tour are March, April, May, September, October, and November. Yet, it runs in other months too, when the weather conditions are suitable. Likewise, the helicopter takes off only if the climatic situation is good enough for the pilot to see the direction and for travelers to view trip highlights, which are mountains, hills, settlement areas, terraces, farmlands, and so on.

Because of this, the visibility level for eye-traversing the all-encompassing natural beauties is 99%. 1% holdback is for the situation where you start the trip and, in the middle, the weather changes and the views remain unclear. Though it is very rare.

Perfect Tour for All Age-Group

EBC helicopter tours are favorable for all age groups, whether you are a minor, adult, or elderly. On this tour, you only need to board the helicopter, fly over, land at the stopover points, and enjoy the natural Nepal vista.

This trip is also suitable for uniquely abled people who find trekking through the land route difficult. However, we recommend you check on your health before planning the trip in order to avoid any unfortunate situations.

Time-Friendly and Cost-Effective

The Everest helicopter tour runs for around 4 to 5 hours in the morning. It makes this helicopter trip one of the shortest yet most valuable trips towards the mountains in Nepal. Similarly, the itinerary is designed in such a way that all the costs mentioned for running the trip (be it on a group-joining or private basis) are satisfyingly reasonable and inexpensive in comparison to market rates. 

Fully Customizable Itinerary

The itinerary we offer is fully customizable, which means, you can make any modifications to the itinerary and go on the trip. For example, you can have different pick-up and drop-off points like Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Pangboche, Dingboche, Tengboche, Gorakshep, etc.

Also, you can merge this trip with another trip and complete the whole package at once. From our side, we are flexible with every customization you want. For this, you must let us know about your plans, and of course, the price differs accordingly.

These EBC helicopter trip highlights are for all travelers, whether they are doing the trip on a group-joining basis or on a private basis. Let us know the concept of a group-joining and private helicopter tour to Everest Kala Patthar.

Group Joining Everest Helicopter Tour

Group joining helicopter tour refers to the tour in which you will join the group of strangers and move forward on the tour. If you are 1, 2, or 3 people in a group, then, you can join the trip with other people, completing the 5 seats on the helicopter. It is a budgeted trip that is cheaper than a private group tour. 

Private Everest Helicopter Tour

A private helicopter tour implies a tour in which you will have your own private group of friends, family, or relatives and complete the whole tour in your own personal space. You can utilize this trip for birthday celebrations, anniversaries, love proposals, and diverse occasions and make unforgettable memories in the Himalayas.

Also, after the unexpected COVID-19 pandemic, private tours by helicopter seem to have a higher entitlement, skipping contacts with an outsider regardless of your own private group. 

So, knowing all these facts and tricks about the Everest helicopter tour, are you ready to go for it? If yes, we are here to support you in all the steps and make your helicopter trip to Everest one of the finest memories of your life. 

Manju Mahato

Manju Mahato

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