Everest Heli Tour

Everest Region
Trip Days
1 Days
Max. Elevation
5,644 M
Lodging
N/A
Difficulty
luxurious
Meals
N/A
Transportation
Helicopter

Trip Overview

The Everest Heli Tour is especially for those who are short of time but want to be at the top of the world. Within 3-4 hours of a helicopter tour, you can experience so many things. Everest falls within the Mahalangur Himalayan range in northeast Nepal.

This package is appropriate for all age groups, even senior citizens and teenagers. Recently, most senior citizens are booking helicopter tours of the Everest region. They wished to step on top of the world at least once in their lifetimes. If you are keen on photography or videography of the Himalayas but have little time on hand this tour package could be ideal for you. The Everest Heli tour has been popular among tourists from different countries.

In the three to four hours duration of your tour, you can see innumerable things which are very difficult to put into words. A close view of snowy peaks and chilling mountain breeze imprint lifetime memories in your travel diary.

If you liked the package, book now and let the BMS adventures team suffice you. A few highlights of the tour are listed below.

Highlights of the Everest Heli Tour

  • Scenic and adventurous helicopter flight to and from Lukla airport
  • Refreshing view of green carpeted hills and snow-capped mountains
  • Landing at the elevation of 5644m at Kala Pattharand 5364m at The Everest Base Camp
  • 360-degree view of the Himalayan range from Kala Patthar and the Everest view hotel
  • Delicious breakfast at the Everest view hotel, Syanboche
  • Magnificent view of Dudh Koshi River flowing through the Khumbu Region
  • Close-up view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, and many more
  • Incredible view of Tengboche Monastery, Khumbu Glacier and Chortens

Itinerary

Day 01: Everest Heli Tour

Kathmandu (1350m) to Lukla (2860m)

In the early morning, you will be picked up from the hotel and dropped off at the airport. If the weather seems favorable we will decide to fly to the mountains. Mountain weather used to be very unpredictable which may lead to delays or cancellations of the flight.

You will get into the helicopter and ride toward Lukla. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla will be of 45 minutes. Lukla is the starting point of the Everest Base Camp trek. We will have a quick landing at Lukla airport for fueling. From Lukla you will fly to Kala Patthar.

Lukla (2,860m) to Kala Patthar (5,644m)

You will have a short yet thrilling flight to the Kala Patthar (5,644m). After landing at Kala Patthar you will have a few minutes to take a few pictures and look around. In Kala Patthar, you will find yourself surrounded by majestic peaks like Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, Changtse, and the Khumbu icefall.

Kala Patthar to the Everest Base Camp (5,364m)

You will have a very quick flight from Kala Patthar to the base camp. You will be at the base camp of the world’s highest peak. You will get a few minutes to look around and capture some moments. You can see widespread glaciers, icefalls, and tented camps of mountaineers.

The base camp to Everest View hotel (3,880m)

The Everest view hotel is at Syanboche in the Khumbu Region. This hotel is in the Guinness Book of world records in 2004 as the hotel located at the highest elevation. You will have to pay the price of the Sagarmatha national park permit fee there which is $30 for each person.

You can order the breakfast of your choice and enjoy the menu seeing gloriously standing mountains.

Syanboche to Lukla

We will fly down towards Lukla for a short refueling break. We can again see the mountains beneath the helicopter while flying toward Lukla. After 15 minutes break, we will prepare to be back in Kathmandu.

Lukla to Kathmandu

You are at the end of your Everest Helicopter tour. You will have 40-50 minutes of the thrilling flight back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu airport you will be dropped at your hotel.

 

Includes/Excludes

What’s Included?

  • Transportation to and from your hotel and airport
  • Helicopter tour of Everest with different spots landing
  • Government taxes and VATS

What’s Excluded?

  • Any meals during and after the tour
  • Your accommodation before and after the tour
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee is $30
  • Your other personal expenses

Fixed Departure

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Useful Info

  • A helicopter tour to the Everest Region is available almost every day in the peak season.
  • The peak season for exploring Nepal is from March to May and September to November.
  • The cost mentioned here is for a shared helicopter tour
  • If we don’t get enough personnel for departure we postpone or cancel the tour.
  • Weather in the Himalayan region keeps changing so delays in helicopter tours are common.
  • You will get a full refund in case of cancellation of the tour because of any above-mentioned reasons.
  • We also offer yoga classes on demand with extra fees.

Note: if you have any medical issues make sure your doctor approves you for this helicopter tour.

FAQ

Which is the best season for the Everest Helicopter tour?

The peak tourist season in Nepal is spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to mid-November). Spring and autumn are considered pleasant for the Heli tours as well. Since the Khumbu region’s weather used to be very unpredictable even during the best seasons, you can expect a delay or cancellation of the flight.

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