Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest Heli tour is the most amazing way to discover a close view of the Khumbu Himalayan range including Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and many other mountains together with the glacier, blue color lakes, villages and Buddhist monasteries.
Once the Heli take off from Kathmandu, the snowcapped mountain will appear with beautiful flatter and hilly valley. Then as we fly above the Lukla the snow peak mountain will be any direction of you. You will see the numerous mountains with unique Sherpa villages on the bottom of mountains.
The 4 hrs Everest Heli flight is truly adventure trip with the best eye-catching view of the magnificent Himalayan range and a miraculous scene of the turquoise lake in Gokyo valley and Khumbu valley with amazing blue shining glaciers. The adventurous journey flies ahead surrounding the high Himalayas in the Everest national park. As flying higher get the magnificent view of Lukla, Junbesi village, Namche Bazaar, Gokyo and twin Sherpa village Khumjung and Khunde. The epic exploratory journey will begin from Kathmandu on the early morning with flying onward to the east of Kathmandu. As the flight take-off get parallel mountain view of Langtang Himalayan range, Ganesh Himal, Gaurishanker then the flight will go further towards the direction of Sagarmatha / Chomolungma / Everest. As you flying higher, the Oxygen pressure will get lower thus you can also use the oxygen mask available at the helicopter if necessary. For your kind information, maximum of 3 people can fly at a time in one helicopter.
Times Schedule for Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp
6:30 AM: reach the airport probably 20 minutes drive from your hotel, then check in at the airport and filled up the paper according to your passport, as long as good weather drive to Heli pad east side of Tribhuwan International airport.
7:00 AM your adventure flight take-off and it flies over dense and smoky valley then see magnificent landscapes view, the curving river with scattered village on the hill. It takes 45 minutes to reach Lukla, the flight will stop at Lukla for 10 minutes and take photos of world dangerous airport of the world.
8:25 AM: Flight continuous further-up to Syangboche. As soon as your Heli landed 5-minute walk to Hotel Everest view and get the breathless view of surrounding Khumbu Himalayas including Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Tawche, Thamserku with unique Tengboche monastery. You will have delicious authentic Himalayan breakfast at Everest view hotel; the classical 5-star hotel in the Khumbu which was built in 1971 AD.
09:30 AM: After breakfast the adventure flight continuous further up on Gokyo valley and see turquoises Gokyo Lake, Ngozumpa glacier, Gokyo Ri, then flies on the side of the Lobuche East and then eventually to Everest Base Camp. The flight goes right over the classical Everest Base Camp and make a quick stop at Kala Patthar (not at 5,550 meters but slightly lower at an altitude of 5,350 meters) to take photos of Mount Everest, Everest Base Camp along with Khumbu glacier and several other Himalayas.
10:00 AM: Take-off flight from Kalapatthar right over the Khumbu glacier a passing Thukla, Periche, Tengboche and come back to Syangboche.
10:30 AM: We leave from Syangboche then fly overhead Dudh Koshi river and make another stop in Lukla Airport for refueling.
11:20 AM: Leaving Lukla, we will continue towards Kathmandu and reach Domestic terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport to make a drive back to the hotel.
Please Note: The program schedule is for quick reference only, depending on the weather conditions and availability the times mentioned above can be change.