Everest Heli Tour, one of the greatest flights and an adventure of a lifetime experience, where one can soak into the beauty of the world's highest mountain range with Mt. Everest at a mere distance from the air, and on landing at a scenic spot close to Everest base camp.
Everest Heli Tour, the ultimate and perfect way to enjoy the grand panorama of Nepal Central and Eastern Himalaya Mountain range, besides trekking. Our Everest Helicopter Tour offers travelers ample time to soak within serene mountain wilderness while on the landing to catch and feel the pristine environment. Choosing the right time of the season, like in spring and autumn or fall to pre-winter times, where days are pleasant with crystal clear blue sky to enjoy impressive and mind-blowing scenery of Himalayan range of peaks. Everest Heli Tour, starts from early morning till mid-day when the weather is much favorable for flying as well for glorious views of majestic mountain range, time permitting stopping close to nearby villages of Khumbu to witness local immense culture adorn with Buddhism religion. Mt. Everest in Nepal is known as Sagarmatha, while local native the Sherpa calls as Chomolungma of Tibetan origin, where both languages mean ‘Great Mother’, truly a wonderful way to view world number one peak.
Mt. Everest stands at 8,848 m and 29,028 feet high, present heights of Mt. Everest declared 8, 848. 86 m or 29031.69291 feet, the new extra height, which was recently confirmed in 2020 by Nepal and the Chinese Government Metrological Department. Everest Heli Tour, takes off from Kathmandu domestic airport, onboarding greeted by the Captain the main pilot of the chopper, sometimes with co-pilot also. Once seated in a spacious seating order with a mixed group of people or single with our guide to accompany and guide you. As the engine lifts high above enjoy great bird-eye views of Kathmandu city and the valley surrounded by tiers of rolling green hills in the close shadow of white-snow mountain range towards north direction. Slowly the Helicopter heads east, to land at Lukla height above 2,820 m high, for re-fuel and short refreshing stop, Lukla a popular Sherpa town and the main gateway of various treks and adventure.
From Lukla, flying above Dudh Kosi River gorge and valley and lifts high above famous Namche Bazaar, heading due north with views of Tengboche monastery and its beautiful green surroundings. Where country changes into dry and arid landscapes surrounded by giant peaks of high Khumbu, as flight progress heading towards Everest base camp or near about. Depending upon time and landing condition, normally for Heli Tour, it lands above Gorakshep, near the bottom of high Kalapathar Hill.
Finally, the engine stops at the base of Kalapathar, with a flat area at an altitude of 5,250 meters and 17,192 feet next to Everest base camp. The scenic spot where World Environment Day, conference, and delegation took place on 4th December 2,009, by Nepal's former prime minister and other members of parliament.
A great place to catch a close view of Mt. Everest from the ground level, after a glorious moment with time to click your camera, head back to Kathmandu with a short stop at Tengboche Monastery or at Everest View Hotel for breakfast, as time and weather permits. On landing at Kathmandu airport transfer to your hotel, after a great day with breathtaking moments overlooking wonderful views of Nepal landscapes and high Himalayan peaks with grand service on Everest Heli Tour.
‘Enjoy the thrills with closest views of world number one peaks’
The sweeping panorama of more than 360° wide range of Himalayan peaks
Magnificent views of Nepal dramatic country, rolling green hills, and valleys
Close views of Mt. Everest on-air and as well on ground landing at a scenic spot
Witness local immense culture of Sherpa, the highlander of Everest region
Views include from green forested hills to remorseless fields of ice, glaciers
Trip Profile of Everest Helicopter tours
Flight Duration: Minimum 3 hours to Maximum 4 hours with shortstops.
Location: Nepal Far North Mid-East around high Solu-Khumbu district. Latitude 27.986065, with Longitude 86.922623.
Possible stops: At Lukla for re-fuel, Everest View Hotel for breakfast and refreshment. Close to the bottom of high Kalapathar Hill for magnificent views of towering Mt. Everest.
Aerial Distance: 160 km, or 99.4194 miles from Kathmandu to Everest base camp or near about.
Best Season: Nearly, all months of the year except the monsoon wet times of mid-June to August. Best in the springtime of March to May and autumn/fall to pre-winter from September till December.
Local Culture: High Khumbu populated by the famous Sherpa tribe interwoven to Buddhism with fascinating colorful culture and customs.
Helicopter Model: AS 350 B series of helicopters of Euro-Copter, France popular all over the world and Ecureuil model or similar. Fail-Safe Design, Comfortable Seating Arrangements, maximum 5 seats excluding Pilot, Suitable for all types of helicopter missions and can fly up to an altitude of above 5,000 m or 16,000 feet high.
Day 1 : KTM - Airport - EBC - KTM
Early morning, by 5 or 5: 30 a.m get ready to depart from the hotel, skipping breakfast, or having light snacks and hot drinks or one carry pack breakfast also.
Our Open Trail treks Guide picks you at the hotel lobby or foyer.
A short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport, as the air terminal opens from 6 a.m onwards, going through the security check (lighter, matches, penknife, or any other sharp items not allowed to carry with you).
After getting Boarding-Pass short drive to Heli Pad, welcomed by airlines staff and pilot, then board in a small chopper as the engine takes-off flying way above with an aerial view of Kathmandu city and the valley.
As flight progress overlooking grand views of Central Himalaya range from Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Jugal Himal range with Dorji Lakpa, Gaurishankar and then heading close to Lukla with a majestic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse as far to Mt. Makalu.
Slowly the pilot makes a short landing at Lukla airport (named after late Tenzing and Hillary, a tribute to legendry mountaineers who first conquered Mt. Everest on May 29th, 1953). After a short break for refueling the engine, meantime one can enjoy a refreshing cup of hot drinks.
After a pleasant morning break, back to your seats as Heli takes-off heading due north above Dudh-Kosi River and farm villages, heading towards our destination close to Everest base camp, and then lands at the base of Kalapathar Hill.
Enjoy super close views of Mt. Everest with other giant adjoin peaks, after a scenic moment. From here fly towards the south with a shortstop above Namche Bazaar at the famous Everest View Hotel for breakfast in the shade of Mt. Everest and beautiful Mt. Amadablam.
After a possible breakfast stop with enjoyable few hours of interesting morning head back to Kathmandu, with mesmerizing experience on Everest Heli Tour with great service of Open Trail Treks.