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Everest Helicopter tour is a best alternative to witness the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest, in a very close and easy way. This 4 hours flight will take you to the best viewpoint of Everest summit witnessing the appealing views of the surrounding mountains and landscape. You will land on Kala Patthar located at an altitude of 5545 m to spend some time with the mighty creation of the world. This viewpoint offers magnificent panorama of Everest with Nuptse, Chyangtse and surrounding peaks.
Everest Helicopter tour is one of the most exciting and thrilling flight which is perfect for the travelers who are time bounded but wants to glance Everest or the rugged side of nature. It is a luxurious way to witness the world’s highest peak and the popular Everest Region in an aerial view. Generally, this helicopter tour is suitable for kids, old aged people, differently abled people, family tour, honeymoon and vice versa.
Starting from the busiest city of Nepal, Kathmandu, you will head towards Lukla, the gateway of Everest Region. Aerial view of Kathmandu valley and the far distant mountains will cherish you during the whole flight. From Lukla, you will fly over the Sagarmatha National Park enjoying the biodiversity and the landscapes to reach Kala Patthar. This National Park is a UNESCO world’s heritage site. Kala Patthar is the highest point where you will land and spend 15 minutes. This viewpoint displays the best view of Everest summit with 360 mountain views. Trekkers heading towards EBC hike to Kala Patthar for the summit view of Everest as it is not visible from Everest base camp.
From Kala Patthar, the flight will take off towards Hotel Everest View. This well renowned hotel of Everest region offers delicious breakfast with an amazing view of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest. This hotel offers the best services and variety of cuisine including continental breakfast, club sandwich, Japanese style oyakodon and many more. You will spend an hour here. Having breakfast at this high altitude with the Himalayas view will be the best experience of your lifetime. The flight will fly back to Kathmandu from Hotel Everest View via Lukla after the breakfast.
Everest Helicopter tour is one of our most selling packages of helicopter tours. We have been organizing Everest helicopter tour since a long time. Due to this, we have good relation with the hotel and helicopter operators. Our pilots have great experience flying over the Everest region and landing on multiple spots. Our helicopters are reliable and powerful. We operate helicopter tour on daily basis and have special discounts for group travelers. Individual/single bookings are also available. We focus on our client’s preference and their satisfaction.
Booking with a local travel exert saves your time and money. We are always flexible to customize your itineraries based on your preference.
From decay we are operating an outstanding Helicopter tour in Nepal for thousands of clients all around the world. We promise the best cost and valuable services during your precious holiday in Everest.
Hotel pick up and head Tribhuwan Int’l Airport, KTM.
Early morning, our private vehicle will come to pick you up from your hotel. The vehicle will arrive at 6 am so please be prepared by 5.50 am. The vehicle will drop you at the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport for formalities and your flight.
Check-in and Airport formalities.
You will enter the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport where the airport officer will confirm your flight and check your tickets and permits for the onboarding.
Fly Kathmandu to Lukla. (2845 m).
After completing the airport formalities, you will proceed to the chopper for your flight. Amazing aerial view of Kathmandu valley can be enjoyed from the flight with its scattered human settlements which looks surprising from the top.
Amazing views of the Langtang ranges, Rolwaling ranges and Everest ranges can be seen from the flight. Various snow capped mountain peaks will cherish you with a golden glow of the sunrise view. You will fly over the green hills, terrace fields enjoying the landscape and topography. Jiri Bazar, a classic gateway to EBC, looks stunning from the flight. It will take around 45 mins for the flight to reach Lukla from Kathmandu.
You will land on Tenzing-Hilary airport at Lukla. Here, the flight will refuel its tank which will take around 15 minutes. Tenzing-Hilary airport is located at a stunning location. You can enjoy surrounding hills and mountains from Lukla.
Fly to Kala Patthar. (5545m.)
After refueling time, the chopper will continue its flight to Kala Patthar. Flying from Lukla to Kala Patthar, you will witness drastic change in the geography and topography. You will fly over dense forest to rough landscapes of the Himalayas. Settlements of Namche Bazar look amazing from the flight. Stunning views of the mountain peaks can be enjoyed throughout the flight including Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and many more.
Land on Kala Patthar for exploration.
After around 15 mins of flight from Lukla, you will reach Kala Patthar. Here, the chopper will stay for around 15 mins. During the moment, you can explore around Kala Patthar and capture some beautiful photos with the summit of world's highest peak, Mt. Everest. Kala Patthar is the best view point for Everest summit view. You will spend 15 minutes at Kala Patthar before heading towards Hotel Everest View.
Fly to Hotel Everest View. (3,950 m.)
From Kala Patthar, the chopper will head towards Hotel Everest View located at an altitude of 3950 m. This is one of the highest situated hotels of the world. You will fly over the magnificent landscape of the Himalayas enjoying the mighty sceneries and snow capped peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Khumbu glacier, icefall and many more.
Breakfast time at Hotel Everest View.
The flight will take around 15 minutes to reach Hotel Everest View, Syangboche, from Kala Patthar. At Hotel Everest View, you will have a delicious mountain breakfast with an incredible view of Everest. Here, you will get chance to meet various fellow climber and trekkers. You will spend an hour at this high altitude with some delicious breakfast.
Fly back to Lukla and refuel at Lukla.
After breakfast, the flight will head towards Lukla. You will wish a final goodbye to the Himalayas from close range and fly back Lukla. This will take around 15 minutes. At Lukla, the flight will stop for refueling which will take additional 15 minutes. After that, you will proceed to Kathmandu.
Fly back Kathmandu
After flight refueling, you will fly back Kathmandu from Tenzing Hilary Airport, Lukla. The flight will take around 45 minutes to reach Kathmandu. You will enjoy far beautiful mountains during your way back to Kathmandu.
At Kathmandu, our private vehicle will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel.
(Note: This is Our slandered time schedule. Time might be changed due to the weather or any technical reason. )
There are five passenger and one captain seats during the Everest Helicopter tour. The passenger weight limit from Kathmandu to Lukla is 500 KG and Lukla to Kalapattar is 250 KG. To fly at high altitude we always fly with light weight for the safety purpose. If the helicopter onboard 4 to 5 passengers onboard then we have to run two shuttle flights from Syngboche for Kalapattar landing.
Everest Helicopter tour is suitable for all age groups from child to elder. This is completely a low altitude flight and there is no risk of altitude sickness. Recommended for those adventure lovers who are physically unable to trek or those with Kids or senior citizens can easily join this flight to experience the world highest.
You will get around 10 to 20 minutes time at Kalapattar to take photos and videos for your memories. We don’t not recommend staying longer in Kalapattar because of the high altitude. While you enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas the helicopter engine will keep running for the safety ride.
A trek to Everest base camp takes between 11 to 14 days. If you are not able to walk two weeks or you don’t have time to complete the classic Everest base camp trek then Everest Helicopter tour is the best option. Our Everest Helicopter tour takes 4 hours from Kathmandu including 1 hours breakfast at Hotel Everest view. Those hours are enough to explore the Everest region by helicopter.
This amazing flight with the large transparent window of our Helicopter offers you the best view of Everest, Khumbu Glacier and Sherpa settlement. Your camera will get more opportunities to shoot the incredible sceneries of nature.
Yes indeed, Everest base camp is the world’s most adventurous trekking trail where thousands of trekkers complete this route every year. After landing at Lukla airport you have to share the trail with hundreds of other trekkers to reach the base camp. When you choose to take a helicopter ride you will escape the crowds as your journey starts and ends in remote helipads.
We follow extreme precautions and take multiple layers of protection to ensure the safety of our valuable customers. In your onboard helicopter there is always an emergency oxygen cylinder. Likewise if there are more than 3 persons in a flight we make it 2 separate flights to Everest base camp from Hotel Everest view to avoid the heavy load In high altitude.
Likewise the pilots have extensive experience for mountain flight who offer the exhilarating helicopter tours in Himalaya with safe landing and takeoff.
I had a plan for a helicopter tour to Mount Everest base camp, but the weather was bad, so it got canceled. But Surya was amazing! He arranged another flight for me the next day, and he didn’t charge me extra. I highly recommend Surya because he’s well-organized, honest, and reliable in setting everything up. My only regret is that I didn’t find Surya earlier during my time in Nepal. If I did, he could have helped me with more back country tours. I was really impressed with Surya, and I totally recommend him and all the services he can offer. If you want to explore Nepal and have someone trustworthy to take care of you, Surya is the best!