Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour – 4 hours
Trip Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour – 4 hours
- Take in the spectacular views of the Khumbu and Lhotse Glaciers
- Admire the striking beauty of the snowy Himalayas while soaking in the atmosphere of Everest Base Camp
- Experience a panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, and Kanchenjunga from the Kalapathar (5,545m)
- Embrace the Sagarmatha National Park’s perspective of the Himalayan fauna and environment
- Appreciate incredible panoramas of the surrounding region and the Himalayas while feasting at the Syangboche
- Get a bird’s eye perspective from the helicopter of waterfalls, hills, gorges, rivers, and lovely hillside communities
Overview of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour – 4 hours
Helicopter flight to Kalapathhar, also known as the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour, is the finest tour to get a close gaze at the Eastern Himalayas, including the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. Once the helicopter departs from Kathmandu, it will fly you over picturesque Mountain hamlets.
The Ariel view will be something exquisite, with spectacular views of waterfalls, lush hills, communities, and the fantastic experience of weather events in the Everest region.
Also, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour will allow you to appreciate the fantastic moments in Kalapathhar, taking in views of glaciers, the Himalayas, and the gorgeous dawn from the eastern portion of the Khumbu region and Kalapathhar.
The phenomenal panorama of the Himalayas
The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour departs from the picturesque valley of Kathmandu. After taking off from Tribhuvan International Airport, the helicopter will head north from the valley.
The flight will take roughly 45 minutes to reach Lukla, passing over the Nagarkot highlands and along the magnificent slope of the Sindhupalchowk hills. The view will be magnificent, with the majestic Himalayas to the north visible from the helicopter’s window.
From Lukla, the helicopter will take you farther north via the breathtaking settlements of Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche, all the way to the Kalapathar, at an elevation of more than 5000m.
From Kalapathar, one may enjoy a panoramic view of the Khumbu region, including Khumbu Glacier, Lhotse, Nuptse, Kanchenjunga, and Cho oyu. Flying across the edge of the Himalayas is something fantastic to experience once in a lifetime. Therefore a helicopter tour to Kalapatthar/Everest Base Camp is one of the most extraordinary adventures.
Discover the intriguing aspect of the Khumbu Region
In eastern Nepal, the Khumbu Region brings forth the incredible Himalayan experience. It looks as though everything in this place is gorgeous and delightful to behold.
Furthermore, the magnificent Sherpa communities of Namche Bazaar, Lukla, Dingboche, and Lobuche allow you to explore the stunning monasteries and relish delectable Himalayan delicacies when stopping at one of these settlements.
The helicopter will also soar above Sagarmatha National Park, a stunning location for observing the Himalayan vegetation and animals. Similarly, the glaciers of Imja Tse and Lhotse contribute to the adventure’s magnificent features.
Therefore, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour offers you to immerse yourself in the brilliant milieu of the Khumbu Region from both a helicopter and ground perspective.
Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour – 4 hours
1 Day Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Pick up from the hotel in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport
A private vehicle will pick you up and take you to Tribhuvan International Airport following an enjoyable morning. After around ten minutes of driving to the airport, the exciting adventure of the helicopter tour will get underway.
7: 00 AM
Check-in at the airport and fly to Lukla: 45 minutes flight
The vehicle will drop us off at the airport, where we will complete the ticketing and checking procedures. Our helicopter will arrive once we have completed all of the procedures regarding tickets and luggage. Taking the steps up into the helicopter, we will fly to the north from above the Dolakha and Jiri, and even touching the northern portion of the Ramechhap, passing above the beautiful green landscapes, villages, and rivers. The beautiful alpine ambiance of the Lukla will welcome us after the 45 minutes of flight.
7: 45 AM
Landing at the Lukla – fueling for 5 minutes
You may enjoy the view of the surrounding landscape from the Lukla till the helicopter refuels its tank. The first glimpse of the Himalayas will be evident from Lukla. After refueling the helicopter, you will board and fly northward.
Helicopter tour to Kalapathhar via Everest Base Camp: 25 minutes flight
This will be the most exciting part of the helicopter tour, as you will see and experience the finest jaw-dropping sights. The helicopter will hover around the Everest Base Camp from the edge of the Ama Dablam, letting you take in the dazzling perspectives of the Lhotse and Khumbu glaciers. The helicopter window will give you the ideal glimpse of the Nuptse, Pumori, and Mount Everest.
Landing at the Kalapathhar for 15 minutes
Finally, the helicopter landing will take place in Kallapathar, and you can feel the Himalayan and snowy atmosphere in the Khumbu region. The panoramic view of the Himalayas and glaciers would be fantastic to see from here. Lhotse, Imja Tse, and the Khumbu glacier will make for an adventurous treat. You can also get a fantastic glimpse of Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and even Lobuche and Gorakshep settlements.
Fly to Syangboche for breakfast: 15 minutes flight
The helicopter will take you over the beautiful Khumbu region and fly you back, passing above the Gorakshep and Lobuche. In 15 minutes, the helicopter will drop you off in the beautiful village of Syangboche. There, you can explore the majestic monasteries and communities of the Sherpa people.
Enjoy breakfast with Himalayan Scenery: 30 minutes.
The magical view of the Himalayas and a delicious breakfast are unique to experience in the Everest Region. We will have a delightful breakfast at one of the restaurants at the Syangboche Lodge while gazing upon Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse to the north. After breakfast, the helicopter will again take you off from above the cliffs towards the southwest, heading to Lukla.
Fly to Kathmandu via Lukla: 1 hour 10 minutes
After crossing from above the Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazar, and Phakding again, the Lukla will welcome us. Taking a short break at the Lukla and refueling the helicopter, we will head back to Kathmandu, flying from the edge of the Himalayas and luscious hills. Crossing through the many settlements and hidden places, the beautiful hills of Nagarkot can be obvious before landing at Kathmandu.
Transfer back to your hotel.
Finally, the wonderful Mount Everest Base Camp helicopter tour came to a successful conclusion. After disembarking from the helicopter at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in a private vehicle.
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