In Nepal, there are several trekking destinations that are trekkable year-round. However, this is not applied when you are flying. There are several factors that come into play, when you are flying high in the sky and hover above the towering peaks. While Spring is the first peak season of the Nepal, autumn is the most popular one. Arriving right after the long monsoon, autumn is characterized by a very calm and clear sky. Moreover, the temperature is also optimum at this time of the year. Here’s a list of five reasons why autumn is the best time of the year for Everest Heli Tour.
The weather is just perfect
Autumn in Nepal stretches from mid-September to November. It begins right after the end of very long monsoon and summer. Similarly, it ends before the cold, harsh winter. Thus, the weather during the autumn season is neither too hot nor too cold. You won’t have to endure the scorching sun nor be scared of the cruel winter of the Himalayans. The clear weather means that the risks of flying are lowered down significantly. If you want, you can even combine one-way helicopter tour with trekking. However, that’s something you need to discuss with your travel agency and customize the itinerary.
The visibility is at its highest
Since autumn comes around right after monsoon, the large fluffs of clouds looming around will start exhausting and dissipating themselves. This means that the sky during autumn is an endless blanket of teal blue. Typically, in the mountains, the clouds form and roll in very quickly and block the magnificent views. However, that is not the case during autumn. Awesome visibility means awesome views of the mountains without worrying about the clouds. As soon as your chopper takes off, you will be greeted by central summits like Langtang Lirung and Yangra. Similarly, in the Everest region, you will have surreal views of several peaks including eight-thousanders like the Everest!
Easy availability of flights
Since autumn is the peak season, you can easily get your hands on great heli tour deals. You can easily get tickets and services within a matter of few hours. However, the price charged will be a little bit higher compared to the prices charged during other seasons. But if you keep an eye out, you can land very cheap, seasonal bargains. The chances of getting chunky discounts are even higher if you go in a group.
Drastically reduced risks of flying
If the weather is favorable and the visibility is clear, the risks of flying is reduced drastically, irrespective of the destination. However, these factors are even more significant if you are flying to the mountains. The weather in the Himalayans is very unpredictable. It can by sunny one moment and snowing next. Similarly, storms and avalanches are also not something that can be very accurately forecasted. However, during autumn, you need not worry about any of these things. Similarly, since this period is post-monsoon, you also don’t need to worry about the cloud and rain disturbing your journey. Thus, from this point of view, we can assure that autumn is the safest time to fly of all seasons.
Interaction with other travelers
Since autumn is the peak season, you will be meeting large flocks of other travelers in the Everest region who have come for different motives like mountain expedition, trekking, and heli tours. Firstly, you will have an awesome aerial view of all the colorful tents setup as momentary homes by fellow travelers. However, when your chopper will land in Lukla, the EBC, Kalapathar (optional) and Dingboche (optional), you will have the chance to interact with other travelers. While interaction with fellow human might not seem like a good idea at first, it will be great way to meet people with all walk of lives and create beautiful memories together.
Thus, these are the few of many reasons on why autumn is the best time of the year for Everest heli tour. It is the most optimum time period from safety as well as fun point of view.