Trekking for weeks to rest your shanks in the foothill of majestic Everest is not always possible. Either it is the time or the health constraints, trekking is sometimes impossible. But as they say “Where there is will, there is a way”, you can get to the Everest Base Camp within a couple of hours in a helicopter tour from Kathmandu. And the Helicopter tour to Everest is no less amazing than trekking to the base camp. Here is everything about Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu.
In a helicopter tour, you will see the majestic mountains peaks from a birds-eye perspective and experience the thin air of mountains. Also, the views of rivers, forests, glaciers, and Sherpa villages will unfold after leaving Kathmandu. Picture perfect views of stunning mountains like Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse, Dablam, Cho-Oyu, and Ama will appear at arm’s length.
Where do the helicopter land?
The Helicopter will land at four different places- Lukla, Syangboche, Kalapatthar, and Everest Base Camp respectively. Landing at these places is full of beautiful scenery. You will also get to experience the Sherpa culture and hospitality. You will get to have breakfast at Hotel Everest View- the world’s highest altitude luxury hotels.
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour:
Aerial view of the Everest region, villages like Namche Bajar, Khumjung, and Gorakshep, Tengboche Monastery from above, Alpine forests, rivers and Khumbu glacier’s views
View of Mount Everest, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and Khumbu Ice Fall so close to your eyes.
Landing at Lukla which is an entry point to Everest Base Camp Trek
Landing at Kala Patthar (5643m) where you can get the amazing panoramic view of Everest, Lhotse, and Pumori. This is definitely the photographers’ paradise.
Breakfast/lunch with a view of the world’s highest mountain in a hotel that gives five-star experience
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary
- Pick up from Hotel in Kathmandu
- 45 to 55 mins Kathmandu to Lukla Airport where you stop for 10 to 15 mins
- Lukla to Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar (25 minutes flight) and landing for 10 to 15 minutes
- 12 mins Flight from Kala Patthar/Everest Base Camp to Syangboche and landing for 45 minutes where you will have breakfast/ meal.
- 1 hour and 20 minutes flight from Syangboche to Lukla to Kathmandu
- Transfer to hotel
Best Time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
The best seasons for Everest Base Camp trekking in Nepal are spring and autumn. The weather condition during these months makes a day tour to Everest Base Camp pleasant and the temperature is also moderate.
Spring (March to May) is full of bloom with wildflowers while autumn (September to November) offers clear skies and major festivals celebration. December to February is freezing cold, but the sky is still clear and the snow in the mountains in thick. Thus, the view is even more beautiful. But summer, which is also a monsoon in Nepal- June to August are not recommended for Everest Base Camp tour
Mount Everest Helicopter Tour Cost:
The helicopter tour to Everest from Kathmandu is obviously not cheap, but it’s worth the value for money you pay. Everest Base Camp helicopter flight from Kathmandu cost somewhere between US$ 1175 to US $2000 per person.
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