Everest Helicopter Tour

Nepal 4-5 Hours

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Overview

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport: Everest Helicopter Tour 
You will be collected from your hotel in the morning and driven to the airport. From here you will board your helicopter to Lulka – and the excitement will begin! Flying early in the morning, the skies should be clear as we fly east, enjoying panoramic views of Kathmandu before heading towards the mountains. We will then fly above Himalayan peaks on our thrilling ride, before reaching Lukla, a mountaintop Sherpa settlement known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’. We will land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport to refuel and explore, before setting back off toward the mountains.

Fly from Lukla to Everest Base Camp; Stopover at Kala Patthar (5550m/19,290ft)Enjoy breathtaking views of glacial rivers, Sherpa settlements, and majestic monasteries as we get back on board and fly over the emerald Gokyo Lakes – their sparkling turquoise waters contrasting with the icy white frozen glaciers.

As we reach Everest Base Camp, your helicopter will hover over the expedition groups as they attempt to scale Mount Everest. If it’s the climbing season, the snow-covered landscape will be filled with colorful tents, creating a beautiful patchwork for you to observe from above. Surrounding the trekkers you can view the broad glacial basin of Western Cwm, Khumbu Icefall, and Khumbu Glacier.

The helicopter will then touch base in Kala Patthar. At a height of 5545m, you are almost at the foot of Mount Everest and can take in the atmosphere as you are surrounded by one of the most incredible views on earth. A chain of some of the highest peaks in the World rises up around you as you soak in the views and take pictures. Due to the height, the air here is thin and oxygen levels are low. So, to ensure that you are not affected by the altitude, we will only stop here for 10 to 15 minutes, before flying onto Shyangboche.

Breakfast at Shyangboche (30-40 minutes) and fly back to Kathmandu or the next stop is in Shyangboche, where we will step off the helicopter for 20 – 40 minutes and enjoy one of the most magical breakfasts of your life. Flanked by the frozen walls of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Khumbu Himal, you can celebrate the completion of this wonderful tour whilst enjoying some delicious food.

Once you are full we can bid goodbye to these grand peaks and fly back to Kathmandu. Before landing at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, enjoy your final aerial views of all of Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath, and the Durbar Squares.

From the airport, you will then be driven back to your hotel.

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Your Itinerary

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport: Everest Helicopter Tour
You will be collected from your hotel in the morning and driven to the airport. From here you will board your helicopter to Lulka – and the excitement will begin! Flying early in the morning, the skies should be clear as we fly east, enjoying panoramic views of Kathmandu before heading towards the mountains. We will then fly above Himalayan peaks on our thrilling ride, before reaching Lukla, a mountaintop Sherpa settlement known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’. We will land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport to refuel and explore, before setting back off toward the mountains.

Fly from Lukla to Everest Base Camp; Stopover at Kala Patthar (5550m/19,290ft)
Enjoy breathtaking views of glacial rivers, Sherpa settlements, and majestic monasteries as we get back on board and fly over the emerald Gokyo Lakes – their sparkling turquoise waters contrasting with the icy white frozen glaciers.

As we reach Everest Base Camp, your helicopter will hover over the expedition groups as they attempt to scale Mount Everest. If it’s the climbing season, the snow-covered landscape will be filled with colorful tents, creating a beautiful patchwork for you to observe from above. Surrounding the trekkers you can view the broad glacial basin of Western Cwm, Khumbu Icefall, and Khumbu Glacier.

The helicopter will then touch base in Kala Patthar. At a height of 5545m, you are almost at the foot of Mount Everest and can take in the atmosphere as you are surrounded by one of the most incredible views on earth. A chain of some of the highest peaks in the World rises up around you as you soak in the views and take pictures. Due to the height, the air here is thin and oxygen levels are low. So, to ensure that you are not affected by the altitude, we will only stop here for 10 to 15 minutes, before flying onto Shyangboche.

Breakfast at Shyangboche (30-40 minutes) and fly back to Kathmandu
Our next stop is in Shyangboche, where we will step off the helicopter for 20 – 40 minutes and enjoy one of the most magical breakfasts of your life. Flanked by the frozen walls of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Khumbu Himal, you can celebrate the completion of this wonderful tour whilst enjoying some delicious food.

Once you are full we can bid goodbye to these grand peaks and fly back to Kathmandu. Before landing at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, enjoy your final aerial views of all of Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath, and the Durbar Squares.

From the airport, you will then be driven back to your hotel.

What's included

  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car
  • At least two nights 3 star hotel in Kathmandu Bed and Breakfast plan
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in whole trekking
  • Local bus / Jeep up to your request
  • Trekking map
  • An experienced government license holder guide
  • Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking
  • Insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • All government taxes and tourist service charge

What's not included

  • Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking
  • Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
  • Drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc
  • Personal trekking equipments

Equipment Checklist

Before embarking on any trip you should always make sure you are completely prepared. So, to make sure you have everything you need to make your trek a real success, we have a full checklist for you – including everything you should pack before embarking on the ‘Everest Base Camp Trek’*!

Clothes:

  • A warm fleece hat
  • A sun hat or scarf that can be worn to protect you from the sun
  • Gloves: both lightweight and heavyweight
  • Thin and lightweight inner socks
  • Thick and warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots
  • Camp shoes
  • Gaiters to hike during the winter season
  • Breathable sports underwear
  • A number of t-shirts
  • Long lightweight cotton trousers
  • Wool or fleece trousers
  • Waterproof shell trousers
  • A fleece jumper or jacket
  • A fleece ‘wind-stopper’ jacket
  • Breathable and waterproof shell jacket

 

*Remember to double up on the warmer items if you choose to join us in the colder months or contact a member of the team to check which items you will need in the different seasons.

Accessories

  • Good quality, lightweight sleeping bags, rated ‘zero degrees Fahrenheit’
  • Headlamps with powerful batteries and spare bulbs
  • Trekking bags
  • Basic first aid box/kit
  • Large plastic bags
  • Trekking Poles
  • Toiletries including Personal hygiene items (such as tissues or toilet rolls, wet or baby wipes, anti-bacterial hand wash, etc.)
  • Water bottles

Join Our Fixed Departures

There are no fixed departure dates available for this trip you can choose your own dates.

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