Everest base camp heli tour is a lifetime experience touring package with observing some of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest.
In fact, Everest base camp helicopter ride is the most luxurious tour in Nepal to explore the unmatched beauty of the Khumbu region. The tour is best for those who have a short travel duration in Nepal and also for those who wish to cut the trek days to get to Everest. The trek to Everest Base Camp is 12 days in total back and forth. Besides elderly people or children can also do this tour without any difficulties and within a few hours. Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour is to explore the spectacular beauty of the Khumbu region in Nepal. Have breakfast at the hotel located at the world’s highest point known as ‘Hotel Everest View’. Observe the enormous beauty of the Himalayas like Gourishankar, Cho-Oyu, Lhakpa Dorje, AmaDablam, Thamserku and many others, and of course, Mt. Everest with it’s adjacent peaks Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse.
Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour starts early in the morning from Kathmandu City. You will drive to the domestic section of the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. After completing all formalities at the airport, you will fly to the Everest region towards the eastern side of Kathmandu. The first stop is at a small airstrip in Lukla after flying over the Kathmandu Valley, beautiful landscapes, small villages, towns, mountain passes. The helicopter stopover at Lukla is for refueling for about 10-15 minutes during when you can enjoy the scenic view from Lukla airport. Lukla airport is considered the world’s most dangerous airport too. You can take pictures or videos of the small planes landing or taking off to Kathmandu from Lukla or vice versa.
Soon after it’s time to fly again and this is where the real adventure of the Everest base camp helicopter begins as many mountain peaks await us en-route. You will fly past ‘Namche Bazaar’ – the entrance to the Khumbu region then Tengboche Monastery- the most important monastery in the Khumbu region. Basically, you will fly over the Everest Base Camp trek route like Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorekshep. Then you will fly over the Everest Base Camp and the great Khumbu Glacier from where Everest expeditions begin. Shortly you will land at ‘Kalapathar (5550m)’ for about 10-15 minutes. Kalapather is the popular Himalayan viewpoint from where Mt. Everest is seen very close including the other Himalayas. The viewpoint provides a breathtaking view of the entire Khumbu region mountains and the valley below. Afterward, fly to Hotel Everest View for breakfast and eventually fly back to Kathmandu with some great memories of the Everest base camp tour by helicopter.
Everest base camp helicopter tour fright route is as follows (Timings are approx. as per season/weather conditions)
5:30 – 6:30 AM: Pick up from the hotel and drop at the Tribhuvan domestic terminal, Kathmandu.
6:30 – 7:00 AM: Completing airport formalities for your scheduled helicopter flight to EBC. Make sure to carry your passport. Soon you will be ready to fly to Lukla.
7:00 – 8:00 AM: Fly to Lukla (2,845 meters)
After all formalities complete, you will fly to Lukla. Enroute flight to Lukla, you will be greeted by beautiful views of green hills, and passing through Dolakha village, Jiri village. Then the heli ride continues over the Lamjura-La Pass (3,550 m) covered in thick rhododendron forests. After 45 minutes, you will land at Lukla airport. Lukla is located at 2,820 meters above sea level and is popular for Lukla airport, which has a small runway in the world.
8: 00 – 8:15 AM: Flight Refueling at Lukla Airport
The helicopter will be refueled which will take around 15 minutes. At Lukla, you will notice many trek guides and porters waiting for their clients. As well as small planes landing or taking off to Kathmandu from Lukla.
8:15 – 8:30 AM: Fly to Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)
After refueling, you will fly to Everest flying over Everest Base Camp and the mighty Khumbu Glacier.
8:30 – 8:45 AM: Land and Explore around Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)
Then land at Kala Patthar from where snap some great views of the mountains such as Everest, Pumori, and Lhotse summit. Fifteen minutes on the ground may not sound like a lot, but it’s far enough to click splendid views of the Himalayas.
8:45 – 9:00 AM: Fly to Syangboche (Everest View Hotel) (3,950 meters)
During the flight, your helicopter captain/pilot will point all the Himalayas as they enfold in from of you. After Kala Patthar, you will fly to the world’s highest-located hotel, Everest View Hotel, for a hearty breakfast.
9:00 – 9:30 AM: Breakfast Time at Everest View Hotel
Hotel Everest View is most popular for getting Mt. Everest’s view from every corner. It is an ideal location to get the mesmerizing scene of the Himalayas with a hearty filling breakfast.
9:30 – 10:00 AM: Fly to Lukla and Refuel
After breakfast, you will fly back to the Lukla. Once again, the flight will land at Lukla for 15 minutes for refueling then fly back to Kathmandu.
10:00 – 11:00 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu
After this exciting flight, you will fly back to Kathmandu and back to your hotel.
Eeverest heli tour video
All in all helicopter tour to Everest base camp is to enjoy the most spectacular sceneries of the Khumbu region including witnessing some of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest. Many dream of visiting Everest and seeing Mt. Everest with their own eyes. But due to travel time limitations, physical condition, or age limit, many can’t fulfill their wishes. But such is not the case nowadays since the coming of helicopters in Nepal now those people can also visit Everest with Nepal helicopter tour package. Furthermore, if anyone is still up for the Everest Base Camp trek but doesn’t wish to trek the same route back to Lukla then there is also an option for that. Everest base camp heli shuttle trek is the right choice for them in which they trek up till the Everest Base Camp then fly out to Kathmandu by helicopter. So Everest base camp helicopter trek has added another dimension to Everest helicopter tours where one gets to trek the Khumbu region then take the scenic helicopter flight as well.