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The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour offers an extraordinary opportunity to witness the majestic beauty of the Everest region from a unique perspective. This exhilarating adventure allows you to soar above the towering peaks, glaciers, and valleys, providing breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas.
The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour offers a convenient and efficient way to experience the wonders of Everest, perfect for those with limited time or physical constraints. Fly over Sherpa villages, monasteries, and the Khumbu Glacier, while getting up close to iconic peaks like Everest and Lhotse. Land at Kala Patthar for breathtaking views at 5,545 meters. With experienced pilots and modern safety features, it's a safe and luxurious adventure, combining nature, culture, and unforgettable memories.
During the tour, you will fly over picturesque Sherpa villages, ancient monasteries, and the famous Khumbu Glacier. You will get a close-up view of iconic landmarks like Mount Everest (8,848 meters), Lhotse (8,516 meters), Nuptse (7,861 meters), and many other magnificent peaks that form the legendary Himalayan range. One of the highlights of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is landing at Kala Patthar, a renowned viewpoint situated at an elevation of 5,545 meters. From this vantage point, you can enjoy unparalleled views of Everest and its neighboring peaks, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
(Note: It is important to book your helicopter tour with a reputable and licensed operator Sherpa Company to ensure safety and reliability. Make sure to check their credentials, reviews, and adherence to responsible tourism practices.)
5:30 - 6:30 AM: Hotel pick up and drop to the domestic terminal of International Airport, Kathmandu.
The Everest Helicopter tour begins with a convenient hotel pick-up between 5:30 to 6:30 AM. A professional driver will transport you from your hotel to the domestic terminal of the International Airport in Kathmandu. This ensures a seamless start to your journey, allowing you to relax and focus on the upcoming adventure.
By arranging a hotel pick-up, you can avoid the hassle of navigating transportation and ensure a timely arrival at the domestic terminal. It provides a convenient and stress-free way to begin your Everest Helicopter tour.
From 6:30 to 7:00 AM, you will undergo necessary preparations and processing for your scheduled helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp (EBC) with a landing. During this time, you will go through check-in procedures, receive any safety briefings, and complete any required documentation. This stage ensures that everything is in order before boarding the helicopter and embarking on your journey to EBC.
7:00 - 8:00 AM: Fly to Lukla
Once you have completed the necessary airport formalities, you will begin your flight to Lukla. As you soar through the skies, you will be greeted by stunning vistas of lush green hills. Passing through Dolakha village, you will continue on to Jiri village. The helicopter ride will take you over the Lamjura-La Pass, which stands at an elevation of 3,550 meters (11,646 feet) and is adorned with dense rhododendron forests.
After approximately 45 minutes of flying, you will touch down at Lukla, where you will be treated to magnificent views of the majestic Himalayan mountain range. Lukla is situated at an altitude of 2,820 meters (9,252 feet) above sea level. This picturesque town is renowned for its Lukla airport, which boasts one of the world's smallest runway
8: 00 - 8:15 AM: Flight Refueling at Lukla Airport
Upon landing at Lukla, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant Sherpa culture and lifestyle. As you step off the helicopter, you will encounter numerous Sherpa guides and porters eagerly awaiting their clients at the airport. This presents a chance to observe and appreciate the local Sherpa community.
During this time, the helicopter will undergo a refueling process, which typically takes around 15 minutes. It ensures that the aircraft is ready for the next leg of the journey, providing a safe and efficient continuation of your expedition.
From 8:15 to 8:30 AM, you will embark on a helicopter flight to Kala Patthar, located at an impressive altitude of 5,450 meters. After refueling at Lukla Airport, the helicopter will take off, and throughout the journey, an inflight commentary will provide you with information about the landmarks you pass. You can expect to witness breathtaking sights such as the legendary Everest Base Camp and the mighty Khumbu Glacier. As you approach Kala Patthar in the second half of the flight, you will be treated to magnificent views of prominent mountains like Everest, Pumori, and Lhotse.
Upon landing at Kala Patthar, around 8:30 to 8:45 AM, you will have the opportunity to explore the surrounding area. Despite the relatively short time of 15 minutes, it is sufficient to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Khumbu region. From this vantage point, you can marvel at the majestic peaks that define the landscape.
At 8:45 AM, you will resume your helicopter journey and head towards Syangboche, where the Everest View Hotel is situated at an elevation of 3,950 meters. Throughout this leg of the flight, you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will provide you with insights into the various sites that come into view. The vibrant colors of a sunrise in paradise will merge before your eyes, leaving you captivated. This short flight will surely leave you craving for more helicopter adventures.
After the magical experience at Kala Patthar, you will touch down at the Everest View Hotel, the highest situated hotel in the world. Here, you will be treated to a hearty breakfast while enjoying marvelous views of the Khumbu Glacier, Gorak Shep, monasteries, Chortens, and the snow-clad peaks of the Everest region.
From 9:00 to 9:30 AM, you will enjoy a delightful breakfast at the renowned Everest View Hotel in Syangboche. This hotel is renowned for providing panoramic views of Mt. Everest from every corner, offering an ideal setting to immerse yourself in the mesmerizing scene of snow-capped peaks while enjoying the comforts of luxury. Indulge in a hearty and filling breakfast, all the while savoring the splendid view of Everest.
At 9:30 AM, after a satisfying breakfast, it will be time to board the helicopter once again for the return journey to Lukla. As you soar through the skies, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the Himalayas, an experience that is truly unparalleled. The helicopter will land at Lukla for a brief 15-minute stop to refuel before continuing the journey back to Kathmandu.
Between 10:00 and 11:00 AM, as you make your way back to Kathmandu, you will have the opportunity to witness the diverse landscapes of the Everest region from a bird's eye view. As you gaze down upon Namche Bazaar, Lukla, and Phakding, you will be astounded by the beauty and variety of the terrain beneath you. After this exhilarating flight, you will be transported comfortably and privately back to your hotel in Kathmandu.