With it magnificent mountain scenery and lush deep hidden valleys, Nepal is beautiful from every angle. Adventurers have been climbing, trekking and discovering Nepal’s secrets for over forty years, now it is possible to discover perhaps its last, from the air.
Helicopter flights offer a unique birds- eye view of the world’s tallest mountains and deepest valleys as they take you deep into the spine of these ice clad monsters. It is the ideal solution if you are short on time or perhaps you just fancy the thrill. We use a modern fleet of helicopters that are proven and particularly well suited for mountainous terrain and passenger comfort.
The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the ultimate flying experience arguably of anywhere in the world. The tour begins from Kathmandu flying east to Lukla, the iconic Sherpa gateway to the Everest Region. After a short stop for refueling, get ready for something very special, soaring up for a hawk like view towards Mount Everest and many other greats peaks. Gaze down on weathered gorges and the charming Sherpa villages, where Buddhist monasteries are perched precariously on narrow ridges. Cameras here work overtime above the lush forested foothills of the beautiful Dudh Kosi Valley as you are effortlessly carried up into the harsh glacier moraine and above the Khumbu Glacier. Spend a short time at Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar, (time is limited to around eight minutes due to the high altitude). Still enough time to witness a surreal experience of the 360-degree dramatic panoramic view of Mt. Everest (8848 m) and the surrounding mountains, including Mt. Nuptse (7861m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6812m) Mt. Thamserku (6623m). On the way back take breakfast and a coffee (20 minutes) at Syangboche (Hotel Everest view). The name says it all, with more excellent views of Mt.Everest and its ranges. From here you swoop back down to Lukla for refueling, before the flight back to Kathmandu. If you are a Solo Traveler, or looking to join a group of travelers.
Day 01: Welcome at airport and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Free day for final Everest Base Camp Heli tour preparation
Day 03: Early morning fly to Everest Base Camp and get back to Kathmandu. (4/5 hrs)
Day 04: Departure
One of our team will greet you at the airport then transfer to your Hotel. If we have convenient time, we will have group meeting to discuss about trip with guide. For those who wish, we will take for dinner in typical Nepali restaurant to enjoy Nepali Thali with live music. There are no other activities planned for today. Depending on your arrival schedule you will have time to get around the bustling bazaar, the hotels we use are normally situated in the lively Thamel area. There is a feast of outdoor gear, souvenir shops, great bookshops and a huge variety of restaurants, it's a great place to wander through and get your bearings.
Prepare your tour and get ready for next day for a lifetime experience.
Depending on weather, more or less 6 am we will get boarding to set off to the Everest Base Camp. It takes 45 minute to get in Lukla where we stop few minutes for fueling. Afterwards we fly to Everest Base Camp 5364 m and Kala Patthar 5545m where we encounter the 360-degree dramatic panoramic view of Mt. Everest (8848 m) and the surrounding mountains, including Mt. Nuptse (7861m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Pumo Ri, Mt. Ama Dablam (6812m) Mt. Thamserku (6623m) and so on. Moreover we fly back to Everest View Hotel, Syangboche and enjoy with hot breakfast. After collecting a lifetime experience we will fly back to Kathmandu via Lukla.
Transfer to international airport.
An absolutely fabulous and unforgettable trip. The weather was perfect for our helicopter ride to see Everest and base camp and the tour round Kathmandu was fascinating, guide knew his history. The trek on the second day was tiring and long but was worth it. Everything was well organised and very friendly guides. Can’t recommend this company enough.