1 Day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour With Landing

Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing flight at Kalaphattar
Good to Know
  • Duration 5 Hours
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 5545m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Best Season Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

Highlights

  •  An exciting flight from Kathmandu to the scenic town of Lukla.
  •  Get an aerial breathtaking view of the world’s tallest mountains, lakes, and glaciers.
  •  Thrilling views of the green hills of beautiful rhododendron and pine forests.
  •  A chance to explore Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5,555 m- the best viewpoint of the Everest region.
  •  Enjoy the iconic views of the tallest peaks like Mt. Everest (8,848.86m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,850 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,860 m), and Mt. Pumori (7,160 m).
  •  Amazing aerial view of Khumbu Glacier- one of the world’s highest glaciers.
  •  Enjoy a scrumptious meal at Everest View Hotel.
  •  A short glimpse of traditional Sherpa culture and lifestyle in the high mountainous domain.

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  •  All airports pick up drop by private vehicle.
  •  First aid kit box.
  •  Trekking Planner’s down jackets, T-shirt, cap – if necessary.
  •  Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  •  Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate and we provide oxygen.

Trip Introduction: 01 day Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing flight at Kalaphattar

If meeting the zenith of the mighty peaks in between the earth and sky always your obsession? Then Fret not!  The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the best fit for you to explore the Himalayas fast and up close.

What makes Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing flight so unique and special? Why?

No other trekking experience in the world is so subtle fascinating and immortal than the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing. The lure and grandeur of Everest are too hard to resist. Being on the Everest Helicopter Tour is just perfect to immerse in the magnificent charm of the Himalayas in a short time.  This one is kind of high-end adventure is one of the classic ways to satisfy your hunger for Nepal’s natural and historical treasures. The aerial views of the mountain peaks become prominent as you soar over the pinnacles. Once you take to the skies and soar over the landscapes of the Khumbu, you will be enchanted by the symmetry of the changing terrains. It appears as if nature has painted the green Trans Himalayan woods into glaciated peaks. It is an awe-inspiring experience that is sure to be imprinted into your memories forever.

If this is what excites and interests you join us on this marvelous aerial trip that will always remain in your memories forever! Trekking Planner Nepal guarantees you the best services and a safe tour that will change your perspective toward Mount Everest convincingly. Truly this is an enjoyable and most fascinating high paced and one in a kind instant adventure the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Travel Tour. It is all about basking in the beautiful memories of this wonderful trip. This is a moment of treasuring the grandest of moments of being on the rooftop of the world.

What should I expect from the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

Soaring above the Everest Base Camp region you get the bird’s eye- view of the magnificent Himalayas Kalapatthar one of the best viewpoints in all of Khumbu. Furthermore, you can see the complete panoramic view of the Everest massif and many of its neighboring peaks.  Apart from the Everest massif the sightings of the holy Gokyo Lakes, appear immaculately serene as they are naturally beautiful and impressive. The Everest Helicopter Landing Tour Trip is the best and the most comfortable way to spend your time. You can enjoy the different strokes of Everest without having to go through strenuous treks for long periods. Instead, you get a short and sweet tour that comprises all of the best elements and moods of Nepal’s mountains in the best possible way.

The 1 Day Everest base camp helicopter landing tour starts early in the morning. You will then have a quick breakfast. Next, our guides transfer you to Kathmandu domestic airport for the scenic flight by Helicopter. You will be seated next to a pilot or in the back seat which is spacious and comfortable. No sooner than the Helicopter takes off the grand views of Kathmandu city catch our attention. Followed by the adjoining valleys with surrounding rolling green hills dotted with farm villages and well-tended terraces. The chopper hovers and attains a height the panoramic views of a series of mountain ranges grab our attention.  The Manaslu-Ganesh-Langtang-Jugal Himal cones upfront, and as the flight heads east views of Mt. Gauri-Shankar and Melung Tse peaks enthrall us.

Why is it called Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour?

This is a fascinating Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour Expedition that has an element of a pleasant twist on the offer for you to experience while exploring the Everest base camp. This carefully designed itinerary gives you an opportunity to observe the mountains from both the air and land. As a helicopter cannot hover around for long and has to land for refueling at four different places in Everest Himalayas. This is where you get to observe the different moods of the Everest fraternity in one go. Landing at these places offers mesmerizing views of high mountains like Mount Everest and other Himalayan ranges, hills, glaciers, icefalls, ridges, Chortens, and so on. These are where the landing opportunities take place at these iconic places while doing the Mount Everest helicopter tours.

The first landing takes place at Lukla Airport.

The first landing opportunity takes place at Lukla Airport. Lukla is a scenic hamlet that laps one of the most treacherous airports in the world, Lukla Airport (Tenzing Hillary Airport) at the height of 2860 meters. This first helicopter landing of 15 to 20 minutes is for refueling the helicopter. Refueling prevents any hazardous situations that might occur at the extreme vertical height due to lower fuel presence.

The second landing takes place at the Everest Base Camp/ Kala Patthar /Gorakshep

The helicopter flies and goes upwards towards the Everest Base Camp near Kala Patthar (5644.5 meters) to get the best views. However, the weather here sometimes can be unfavorable and unpredictable.  In that case, we fly the other route that leads us toward the fascinating Gorakshep. Here the illustrious panoramic view of the snow-capped skyscraping mountains is rewarding and memorable.  Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour is a fairytale kind of adventure to ever be in.

The ultimate and third landing is at the Everest View Hotel

This is perhaps an amphitheater feel-like landing that takes place at the Hotel Everest View (3880 meters). This is one of the renowned high mountain hotel providers of splendid close-up views like nowhere else in the world. This is the longest halt of all where you will stop for around 40 minutes to enjoy breakfast with a front-eye view of Mount Everest. After gathering cherished memories of a close-up encounter with the mighty Himalayan views you will fly to Kathmandu via Lukla.

Is the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Safe?

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour is a mountain flight that provides jaw-dropping views of the highest mountain in the Everest region. Your safety is of paramount concern as we use a powerful helicopter used for the tour. The changing weather and its moods are also taken into consideration as ascertain that is it flying-friendly or has some technical flaws. The best part is the Everest Helicopter Tour is operated by highly trained and experienced pilots only. Likewise, for safety purposes, we only bring three people while making a flight from Lukla to Kala Patthar. So, if there are 4-5 people in a group, we will create two separate groups from Lukla. Hence each and every aspect is taken care of with the minutest of details. This ensures that the tour is safe at all ends.

Which is the best season for an Everest base camp helicopter tour?

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour Journey can be done in all seasons. To get the most amazing view of the Himalayas and the environment, autumn and spring seasons are preferred the most. One can be on this trip in the winter and monsoon as well, but considering the weather forecast and climatic changes into account. Except for unseen and unexpected circumstances the flight might get canceled because of sudden weather changes, even in the peak seasons (autumn and spring). Hence while planning always ensures us to have one or two spare days as the mood of the weather cannot be predicted.

Important Note

  •   Trip departures are available every day of the year.
  •   This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip per your need, please contact us.
  •   This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  •   This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or with your family.
  •   Have a big group? We can accommodate all of your needs.
  •   We can help you make it fit your budget.
  •   We accept instant bookings and online payment


01 Day Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing flight around Everest and other Himalaya regions:

The mass flow of wide world travelers in Nepal is mainly for trekking moderate walks to adventurous or challenging activities, most important is picking the right trip holiday with us with your limited time and duration in Nepal.

In all high-altitude trips whether treks or on helicopter tours for Everest and other Himalayan destinations where all clients should be in sound health and physically fit to enjoy the wonderful surrounding of mountains and local culture.

On booking with us before your departure from your home country, where all clients should obtain Travel and Medical Insurance (in the case of accidents and emergency evacuation by all means of transport available for quick relief to the nearest hospitals).

It will be a pleasure if you can send us past and present medical history with certain diets, and then we can arrange to fit your request well in advance.

The climate on Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Heli Flights:

Normal days are clear above 2,500 m above and as well depending upon the season around the Himalayas region, sometimes the weather can be unpredictable including in Everest and Khumbu region.

April to May is the main trekking and visiting months including chopper flights around Everest, when morning and mid-day are clear with sunshine normally, the afternoon can be clouded blocking the views of peaks sometimes.

September to November are the high season visiting Nepal Himalayan destination with Everest base camp when the day is mostly with clear blue sky and views of mountains.

November to January however chances of snow above 2,800 m in higher areas however days will be fine with some sunshine and cold in the morn and late afternoon time and in shades.

July to mid-September is clouded with monsoon rains (wet months) but very green with many moistures.

The best time will be from March to May when wildflowers are in full bloom around 2,000 m to 3,000 m high and then tree lines and vegetation decline for rough arctic terrain, the temperature will be 15 to 20 degree Celsius during the day with sunlight, morning and evening can be much cooler with minimum of -0 to 05 degree Celsius not counting the wind chill factors.

Above 3,000m high day will be clear with strong sunlight and UV (due to less oxygen and atmospheric pressure), where strong sunscreens and creams are required to protect your skin and as well as using good sun/snow glass to avoid strong and bright reflection of snow and sunlight.

Mid-September to December will be the clearest weather but with short days minimum of -05 to -10 degree Celsius in the morning and night time with a maximum of 15-20 degrees during the day in full sunlight, also depending upon the altitude and areas of trekking.

December to March will be the coldest months with chances of snows with a minimum of -10 to -15 degrees Celsius and with a maximum of 15-18 degrees Celsius without a wind chill factor, however, most of the day time will be clear with fine blue sky.

Itinerary
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        Receive from hotel around 06:30 am and transfer to airport.
        Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla around 07:20 am about 45 minutes flight
        Fueling time about 10-20 min in Lukla, at the same time we will have quick tea break
        Fly from Lukla to Everest Base Camp-about 20 min flight, landing at Everest Base Camp (landing time about 10-15 min) and fly over Kalapatthara
        Fly back to Everest view hotel via Kalapatthar – about 15 min flight and landing for breakfast/lunch (landing time about 40 min-01 hrs)
        Fly from Hotel Everest View Hotel to Kathmandu via Lukla-about 60min flight
        Receive from airport and transfer to hotel.

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    Inclusions
    What's Included
    •  Transportation to Kathmandu domestic airport from the hotel and back.
    •  Our vehicle will be at your disposal waiting at the airport till you need for the transfer.
    •  Heli flight with pack breakfast / or in Lukla (time permitting) with lunch on route either at Gorakshep - Thyangboche or at Namche at pilot discretions.
    •  Service of guides on Heli Tour, daily wages-medical insurance, meals and other allowance.
    •  Comprehensive medical kits and First Aid Kit (for precaution against accidents and sudden illness.
    •  Oxygen Cylinder
    •  Government Tax and Fuel Surcharges
    •  Trekking Planner Nepal’s T-shirt, cap, and city maps
    What's Excluded
    •  Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel and medical insurance.
    •  Expenses of personal nature, gratitude (tips) hard / soft and other major drinks throughout the flight and in Kathmandu.
    •  Personal gear for the day ride (down jackets and personal belongings) medical kit.
    •  Emergency evacuation and breaking away from the proposed duration flight where refund will not be entertained, however office will issue a letter to claim from your valid insurance.
    •  Applicable permits for the flight with Sagarmatha National Park / TIM (Trekking Information Management System) if required.
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