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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour With Landing - 1 days

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Trip depart everyday of the year
Price starting from $1,199
USD $ 1,099 per person
Duration
1 days
Max. Elevation
5364.00m
Group size
2+
Level
EASY
Transportation
Private vehicles/Kathmandu to Lukla to Everest base camp to Lukla to Kathmandu Helicopter flight 
Best Season
March-June and September- December
Accomodation
not included
Meals
not included
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Lukla-Everest Base Camp-Kalapatthar-Hotel Everest View-Lukla-Kathmandu

Highlights

    • An exciting flight from Kathmandu to the scenic town of Lukla
    • Get an aerial breathtaking view of world’s tallest mountain, lakes, and glaciers
    • Thrilling views of the green hills of beautiful rhododendron and pine forests
    • A chance to explore Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5,555 m- the best viewpoint of the Everest region
    • Enjoy the iconic views of tallest peak like Mt. Everest (8,848.86m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,850 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,860 m), and Mt. Pumori (7,160 m)
    • Amazing aerial view of Khumbu Glacier- one of the world’s highest glacier
    • Enjoy a scrumptious meal at Everest View Hotel
    • A short glimpse of traditional Sherpa culture and lifestyle at high mountainous domain

    AN ADVANTAGE OF BOOKING TRIP WITH TREKKING PLANNER NEPAL

    • All airports pick up drop by private vehicle 
    • First aid kit box
    • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, T-shirt, cap – if necessary.
    • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
    • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate and we provide oxygen 

    WHY TRAVEL WITH NEPAL TREKKING PLANNER

    • Local experts plan your itinerary
    • Friendly and fast customer service
    • Personal care and attention
    • Your safety is our number one priority
    • We speak several languages (English, French, Spanish and Chinese)
    • Award-winning company with rave reviews
    • As a courtesy, Trekking Planner informs your country’s embassy that you are traveling with us. In the event of an emergency, your embassy will be able to reach you quickly.
    • We have extensive experience and local knowledge
    • We are always available 24/7 with on-ground support in Nepal
    • We cater to every budget
    • No booking fees and Hassle-Free Booking
    • We accept last minute booking
    • We care about local welfare and take care of our guides and porters
    • We use local guides and porters for your trip

Trip Introduction: 01 day Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing flight at Kalaphattar 

If meeting the zenith of the mighty peaks in between the earth and sky was always your obsession? Then Fret not!  The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the best fit for you to explore the Himalayas fast and up close.

What makes Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing flight so unique and special? Why?

No other trekking experience in the world is so subtle fascinating and immortal than the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing. The lure and grandeur of Everest is too hard to resist. Being on the Everest Helicopter Tour is just perfect to immerse in the magnificent charm of the Himalayas in a short time.  This one in a kind high end adventures is one of the classic ways to satisfy your hunger for Nepal’s natural and historical treasures. The aerial views of the mountain peaks become prominent as you soar over the pinnacles. Once you take to the skies and soar over the landscapes of the Khumbu, you will be enchanted by the symmetry of the changing terrains. It appears as if nature has painted the green Trans Himalayan woods to glaciated peaks. It is an awe inspiring experience that is sure to be imprinted into your memories forever.

If this is what excites and interests you join us on this marvelous aerial trip that will always remain in your memories forever! Trekking Planner Nepal guarantees you the best services and a safe tour that will change your perspective towards Mount Everest convincingly. Truly this is an enjoyable and most fascinating high paced and one in a kind instant adventure the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Travel Tour. It is all about basking under the beautiful memories of this wonderful trip. This is a moment of treasuring grandest of moments of being to the roof-top of the world.

What should I expect from the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

Soaring above the Everest Base Camp region you get the bird’s eye- view of the magnificent Himalayas Kalapatthar one of the best viewpoints in all of Khumbu. Furthermore you can see the complete panoramic view of the Everest massif and many of its neighboring peaks.  Apart from the Everest massif the sightings of the holy Gokyo Lakes, appear immaculately serene as they are naturally beautiful and impressive. The Everest Helicopter Landing Tour Trip is the best and the most comfortable way to spend your time. You can enjoy different strokes of Everest without having to go through the strenuous treks for long periods. Instead, you get a short and sweet tour that comprises all of the best elements and moods of Nepal’s mountains in the best possible way.

The 1 Day Everest base camp helicopter landing tour starts early in the morning. You will then have a quick breakfast. Next our guides transfer you to Kathmandu domestic airport for the scenic flight on Helicopter. You will be seated next to a pilot or on the back seat that is spacious and comfortable. No sooner the Helicopter takes off the grand views of Kathmandu city catches our attention. Followed by the adjoining valleys with surrounding rolling green hills dotted with farm villages and well-tended terraces. The chopper hovers and attains a height the panoramic views of a series of mountain ranges grabs our attention.  The Manaslu-Ganesh-Langtang-Jugal Himal cones upfront, and as the flight heads east views of Mt. Gauri-Shankar and Melung Tse peaks enthralls us.

Why is it called Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour?

This is a fascinating Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour Expedition that has an element of a pleasant twist on the offer for you to experience while exploring the Everest base camp. This carefully designed itinerary gives you an opportunity to observe the mountains from both the air and land. As a helicopter cannot hover around for long and has to land for refueling at four different places of Everest Himalayas. This is where you get to observe the different moods of Everest fraternity at one go. Landing at these places offers mesmerizing views of high mountains like Mount Everest and other Himalayan ranges, hills, glaciers, icefalls, ridges, chortens, and so on. These are where the landing opportunities takes place at these iconic places while doing the Mount Everest helicopter tours.

The first landing takes place at the Lukla Airport.

The first landing opportunity takes place at the Lukla Airport. Lukla is a scenic hamlet that laps one of the treacherous airports of the world, Lukla Airport (Tenzing Hillary Airport) at the height of 2860 meters. This first helicopter landing of 15 to 20 minutes is for defueling the helicopter. Defueling prevents any hazardous situations that might occur in the extreme vertical height due to lower fuel presence.

The second landing takes place at the Everest Base Camp/ Kala pathar /Gorkshep

The helicopter flies and goes upwards towards the Everest Base Camp near Kala Patthar (5644.5 meters) to get the best of views. However the weather here sometimes can be unfavorable and unpredictable.  In that case we fly the other route that leads us towards the fascinating Gorakshep. Here the illustrious panoramic view of the snow-capped skyscraping mountains is rewarding and memorable.  Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour is a fairytale kind of an adventure to ever be in.

The ultimate and the third landing is at the Everest View Hotel

Thus is perhaps an amphitheater feel like landing that takes place at the Hotel Everest View (3880 meters). This is one of the renowned high mountain hotel providers of splendid close up views like nowhere else in the world. This is the longest halt amongst all where you will stop for around 40 minutes to enjoy breakfast with the front-eye view of Mount Everest. After gathering cherished memories of a close up encounter with the mighty Himalayan views you will fly to Kathmandu via Lukla.

Is the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Safe?

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour is a mountain flight which provides jaw-dropping views of the highest mountain in the Everest region. Your safety is of paramount concern as we use a powerful helicopter used for the tour. The changing weather and its moods are also taken into consideration as ascertain that is it flying friendly or has some technical flaws. The best part is the Everest Helicopter Tour is operated by highly trained and experienced pilots only. Likewise, for the safety purpose, we only bring three people while making a flight from Lukla to Kala Patthar. So, if there are 4-5 people in a group, we will create two separate groups from Lukla. Hence each and every aspect is taken care of with minutest of details. This ensures that the tour is safe at all ends. 

Which is the best season for an Everest base camp helicopter tour?

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour Journey can be done in all seasons. To get the most amazing view of the Himalayas and the environment, autumn and spring seasons are preferred the most. One can be on this trip in the winter and monsoon as well, but considering the weather forecast and climatic changes into account. Except for unseen and unexpected circumstances the flight might get canceled because of sudden weather changes, even in the peak seasons (autumn and spring). Hence while planning always ensures us to have one or two spare days as the mood of weather cannot be predicted.

Important Note

  • Trip departures are available every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or with your family.
  • Have a big group? We can accommodate all of your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • We accept instant bookings and online payment


01 Day Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing flight around Everest and other Himalaya region:

Mass flow of wide world travelers in Nepal is mainly for trekking of moderate walks to adventurous or challenging activities, most important is picking the right trip holiday with us with your limited time and duration in Nepal.

In all high altitude trip whether treks or on helicopter tour for Everest and other Himalayan destination where all clients should be in sound health and physically fit to enjoy its wonderful surrounding of mountains and local culture.

On booking with us before your depart from home country, where all clients should be obtain Travel and Medical Insurance (in case for accidents and emergency evacuation by all means of transport available for quick relief to nearest hospitals).

It will be pleasure if you can send us past and present medical history with certain diets, and then we can arrange to fit your request well in advance.

Climate on Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Heli Flights:

Normal days are clear above 2,500 m above and as well depending upon season around Himalaya region, sometimes the weather can be unpredictable including Everest and Khumbu region.

April to May is main trekking and visiting months including chopper flights around Everest, when morning and mid day is clear with sunshine normally, afternoon can be clouded blocking the views of peaks sometimes.

September to November are high season visiting Nepal Himalayan destination with Everest base camp, when day is mostly with clear blue sky and views of mountains.

November to January however chances of snow above 2,800 m higher areas however day will be fine with some sunshine and cold in morn and late afternoon time and in shades.

July to mid September clouded with monsoon rains (wet months) but very green with much moistures.

The best time will be from March to May when wild flowers are in full bloom around 2,000 m to 3,000 m high and then tree lines and vegetation declines for rough arctic terrain, the temperature will be 15 to 20 degree Celsius during the day with sunlight, morning and evening can be much cooler with minimum of -0 to 05 degree Celsius not counting the wind chill factors.

Above 3,000m high day will be clear with strong sunlight and UV (due to less oxygen and atmospheric pressure) , where strong sun screens and creams required to protect your skins and as well using good sun / snow glass to avoid strong and bright refection of snow and sunlight.

Mid September to December will be the clearest weather but with short days minimum of -05 to -10 degree Celsius in the morning and night time with maximum of 15-20 degree during the day in full sunlight, also depends upon the altitude and areas of trekking.

December to March will be the coldest months with chances of snows with minimum of -10 to -15 degree Celsius with maximum 15-18 degree Celsius without wind chill factor, however most of the day time will be clear with fine blue sky.

Trip Itinerary

  • Receive from hotel around 06:30 am and transfer to airport.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla around 07:20 am about 45 minutes flight
  • Fueling time about 10-20 min in Lukla, at the same time we will have quick tea break
  • Fly from Lukla to Everest Base Camp-about 20 min flight, landing at Everest Base Camp (landing time about 10-15 min) and fly over Kalapatthara
  • Fly back to Everest view hotel via Kalapatthar – about 15 min flight and landing for breakfast/lunch (landing time about 40 min-01 hrs)
  • Fly from Hotel Everest View Hotel to Kathmandu via Lukla-about 60min flight
  • Receive from airport and transfer to hotel.

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Includes

    • Transportation to Kathmandu domestic airport from the hotel and back.
    • Our vehicle will be at your disposal waiting at the airport till you need for the transfer.
    • Heli flight with pack breakfast / or in Lukla (time permitting) with lunch on route either at Gorakshep - Thyangboche or at Namche at pilot discretions.
    • Service of guides on Heli Tour, daily wages-medical insurance, meals and other allowance.
    • Comprehensive medical kits and First Aid Kit (for precaution against accidents and sudden illness.
    • Oxygen Cylinder
    • Government Tax and Fuel Surcharges

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel and medical insurance.
    • Expenses of personal nature, gratitude (tips) hard / soft and other major drinks throughout the flight and in Kathmandu.
    • Personal gear for the day ride (down jackets and personal belongings) medical kit.
    • Emergency evacuation and breaking away from the proposed duration flight where refund will not be entertained, however office will issue a letter to claim from your valid insurance. 
    • Applicable permits for the flight with Sagarmatha National Park / TIM (Trekking Information Management System) if required.

Complimentary

    Trekking Planner Nepal’s T-shirt, cap and city maps

Frequently Asked Questions

Heli Tour, a joy ride with scenic flight on chopper or Helicopter, Heli Tour can be for short duration of less than an hour or more to 4-5 hours in the comfort of spacious seated with glass windows for views of beautiful; mountains-green hills-valley and dales scenery.

Heli Tour, at present getting much popular in Nepal where people with short duration of holiday and as well for people who are not interested in trekking but have the urge to see Himalaya in comfort, this is a great opportunity to full scapes of Himalayan chain of mountains.

First enjoy reading our trip text of your interest, then if you are keen and interested book with Trekking Planner Treks & Expeditions on following E-Mails and Address at least month ahead if you are booking from overseas home Europe-USA or other further East of Asia including Australia-NZ –Japan-Korea-China so on…..

For ex Kathmandu can book with us minimum few days ahead so that we can arrange the right size of Helicopter for different size group of interested clients.

Most of the Helicopter available in Nepal French built Fail with Safe Design - comfortable seating arrangements - 5 seating besides Pilot and co-pilot - suitable for all types of helicopter flights and landing can fly up at an altitude of above 6,000 m / 19,000 or much higher.

On this Heli Tour flying above 5,000m with close views of mountains of the region and beyond other peaks of Himalaya.

Depending upon the areas of Heli Tour and season, April to May warmer during day time with cold wind factor morning and late afternoon period, where temperature drops down on shades, but on air with right pressure will be warm of normal room temperatures.

However, we will suggest you proper gear a day ahead before your Heli Tour with necessary warm gears to take and wear.

In Heli with will be pressurized like on international flights that flies high, on this case Heli Tour it will similar with quite differences, during flight you will be safe and secure without chance of AMS.

On landing some place with high elevation of above 3,000 to 4,000 m like in Everest base camp

at 5,364 m / 17, 7012 ft high. it will be for only short duration depending upon your fitness to cope with altitude, if it’s a long walk from Heli pad we will advice what's good for you to avoid from High Altitude Sickness.

Our Heli Tour lands for you to take photographs and marvel the views of mountains and landscape scenery and as well to witness local culture. So altitude will be not much of a problem in our fascinating and enjoyable Heli Tour.

As we are flying around Everest region, where areas are much well establish to cater the needs of all wide-world travelers, depending upon stops for lunch at higher altitude like in Gorakshep lunch will be hot with Continental-Chinese-Nepalese meals.

If it is in Namche or in Lukla much better meals as the places have good excellent restaurants with fresh bakery also, one can order straight from Ala Carte' or just order a simple Nepalese / Sherpa style meals.

(It all depends upon our pilot decision with limited time for stops and refreshments)

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