Everest Helicopter Tour Program Blog

  • Last Updated on Oct 7, 2022

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. 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 thousand plus height peak of the world, Mount Everest.

A helicopter trip to Mount Everest with Nepal Trek Adventures lets the travelers enroll in the beautiful Himalayan landscape of the Everest region. Starting from Kathmandu, the administrative center of the nation, flight glides to the adorable hubs like Lukla, Pheriche, Kala Patthar, Hotel Everest View, and again back to Kathmandu via Lukla. Stopping at these various places may sound vast and time-taking, but as a wonder, it takes only 4 to 5 hours to complete the whole helicopter circuit trip. To know more about this triumphing tour, go to the Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour.

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 do a helicopter flight to Everest base camp at least once in 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 the height of 5644.5 meters above sea level. It offers a crystal clear and front eye view of Mount Everest (8848.86 meters) and neighboring mountains of Mahalangur Himalayan ranges from close.

Flyover to Everest base camp by helicopter

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 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 lesser 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.

Encounter with the remarkable mountain glories

Mt. Everest itself is a masterpiece and a jewel of Nepal. It is a dream mountain that every 1 in 5 persons dream of conquering. What’s better than having the view of the dream mountain from 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 amid 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 land.

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 is the conceptual theme for nature and art lovers that were 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 of the world from close. You can also overview hilltops like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse.

These are the eye candies for this tour to Everest base camp by helicopter. Looking over the full package, here are the reasons for which you should go for this trip to Everest.

99% visibility level

The best months to fly for the Everest base camp helicopter tour are March, April, May, September, October, and November. Yet, it runs on other months too when the weather condition is 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 and 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 weather changes and the views remain unclear. Though it is very rare.

Perfect tour for all age-group

EBC helicopter tour is favorable for all age groups, whether you are a minor, adult, or elderly one. In 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 condition before planning the trip in order to avoid any unfortunate situation.

Time-friendly and cost-effective

Everest base camp 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 group-joining or private basis), are satisfyingly reasonable and inexpensive in comparison to market rates. For more information on cost details, check out the time-friendly and cost-effective mount Everest helicopter tour.

Fully customizable itinerary

The itinerary we proffer is fully customizable, which means, you can make any modification on the itinerary and go for 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 to another trip and complete the whole package at once. From our side, we are flexible for 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 basis helicopter tour to Everest Kala Patthar.

Group joining Everest base camp 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 persons in a group, then, you can join the trip with other persons completing the 5 seats on the helicopter. It is a budgeted trip that is cheaper than a private group tour. You can get further information about the price of a group joining the tour on the Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour.

Private Everest helicopter tour

A private helicopter tour implies the 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, a private tour by helicopter seems to have the higher entitlement skipping the contacts with an outer person regardless of your own private group. Get more information about the private EBC helicopter tour.

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

Anuja Sharma

Anuja Sharma

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