Home to the world’s youngest yet tallest mountains, Nepal is a trekker’s paradise. It is the only country in the world with an altitudinal variation that spans from 70m to 8,848m. Thus, this combination of stunning beauty and rich geography has blessed Nepal with some of the most epic trekking routes that cut through high heels and alpine zones to take you to the heart of the Himalayas. Every year, the country witnessed hundreds of thousands of footfalls, marching to the mountains in flocks for an adventure of a lifetime. However, if you are looking for an unmatched experience in the Everest region in the lap of luxury, there is one other option that’s rapidly gaining traction—Everest Heli Tour.
While trekking is the ultimate way to experience the beauty of the Everest region in its raw, unrefined way, in this blog we will tell you why you should choose Everest Heli Tour over trekking?
At different points in life, we have all wondered how it feel to fly freely in the sky like a bird and look down on the beauty of earth’s landscapes. Thanks to technological advancements, it is not just limited to wishful thinking anymore. Everest Heli Tour allows you to have breathtaking aerial views of the mountains, even the ones that can’t be properly viewed from the ground. Moreover, from the top, you can also see the glaciers, glacial paths, entire valleys, expeditioners, trekkers, villages, and camps in their full glory. You won’t have to worry about the clouds and fog obscuring the views as well. Hence, it is safe to say that Everest Heli Tour guarantees the absolute best views of the Everest region.
Trekking in the Everest region takes a week at least, even if you shorten the itinerary significantly. However, it is not a good idea to condense the length of the trip since it is critical for you to adapt to the thinning air and colder climate. That being said, it is not possible for everyone to commit multiple weeks for a single trek. In such conditions, the Everest Heli Tour comes to the rescue. It is somewhat costly but a great way to enjoy your time in the Himalayans if you are short of time. The one-day-long tour starts early in the morning and ends in a couple of hours, but it will cover all the highlights of a trek. Unbelievable, right?
Minimum Risk Factors
The weather in the Himalayas is unforgiving and unpredictable. During a trek, you will have to spend a good amount of days in the mountains. Often, the weather takes a wrong turn, and trekkers are forced to extend their trekking journey. It may not always be practically and economically possible for trekkers to lengthen their trek. Although rare, the chances of an avalanche, quake, and snowstorms are always looming in the background. The transcendent experience of trekking comes with certain risks—we can’t deny it. However, in the case of Everest Heli Tour, these risks are significantly reduced as the duration is very short. Statistically speaking, the rate of accidents during Everest Heli Tours is almost nil. The weather is scrutinized very strictly before the flight, which keeps all other risk factors at bay.
Suitable for All Age Groups
It is not rare for trekkers to cut their trek short or split groups due to mountain sickness or any other unfortunate events. Sometimes, a team member has to trek down while the rest of the group continues upwards. Trekking in the Himalayas is a strenuous, challenging feat that can only be undertaken by an individual with sound health conditions. On the other hand, Everest Heli Tour is a comfort-packed experience that can be commenced with people of all age groups, from toddlers to senior citizens. You won’t have to worry about blistered feet, altitude sickness, and physical fatigue associated with trekking. If you want to spend some quality time in the Everest region with your family without having to worry about their fitness level or health, Everest Heli Tour is the way to go.
Alternative to Crowded Trails
Like we’ve already mentioned earlier, thousands of trekkers come to the Everest region every year to trek. It is not unusual to see groups and groups of trekkers marching, which often makes the trails crowded. Due to the immense popularity of the Everest Base Camp, the region has become immensely commercialized, and the mystic of trans-Himalayan trekking is obscure. That’s why you can choose to ignore the hustle and bustle of the trails and cut straight to the chase. By taking the Everest Heli Tour route, you can directly get to the Everest Basecamp Camp, enjoy majestic views of the mountains, and not get lost in the crowd of trekkers. So, why not?
Flexible and Customized Packages
The general notion is that Everest Heli Tour is a short, time-constrained tour that will leave you wanting more. However, it’s not entirely true. Even the one-day classic package will take you to Kala Patthar, the most iconic viewpoint in the region; Everest Base Camp, and famed Sherpa settlements like Syangboche and Lukla. There are also several other packages available in the Everest region, in addition to customized ones. For instance, you can tailor the itinerary to include the Gokyo Lakes tour as well. On top of that, several packages that combine both heli tour and trek are also available.