Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour

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Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour
Trip Facts - 1 days Trip
  • Tour Cost: USD 1000
  • Flying Grade: Leisure and moderate short walks with touch of high altitude
  • Activities: On scenic and exciting Heli flight with short walking
  • Areas of Flight: Over Solu and Khumbu areas of Nepal's North East Himalaya region.
  • People & Culture: Majority Sherpa people with Buddhist religion & culture
  • Flight duration: From 4-5 hours (Kathmandu - Everest base camp- Kathmandu)
  • Highest Altitude gain on stops : 5,364 m at Everest Base Camp / Kalapather and 5,180 at Gorakshep.
  • Best Season: March to May and September to early December, can take a flight all year of the months except the monsoon months of July to August and best during March to May flowers in full bloom

Trip Overview

Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour
‘scenic and sweeping flight in the heart of Mt. Everest with impressive views’

One day excursion flight highlights

  1. Sweeping scenic flight to and from Kathmandu and Everest base camp with views of Himalayan peaks.
  2. Visiting the Highlanders of Everest the Sherpa tribe with impressive Buddhist culture and traditions.
  3. Flying high and stopping around Sherpa villages with its interesting old monasteries of ancient heritage.
  4. An aerial views of green alpine forest of rhododendron, pines trees to arctic zone of ice and glaciers
  5. Exceptional views in the comfort of chopper with close views of Everest and adjoining giant peaks.
  6. Dramatic flight at the foot of world highest Mt. Everest at base camp within Khumbu Ice falls.

Introduction:

Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour, an alternative way to be on the foot of towering world highest Mt. Everest overlooking tumbling great block of ice and glaciers of notorious Khumbu Ice Falls at mere distance with other mighty giant peaks.

This is the best way for travelers and visitors with dreams to be closest to Mt. Everest is by helicopter Flight to Everest Base Camp in short duration of time within few hours flying to and from Nepal’s major city and capital Kathmandu.

Although an expensive and luxury trip but worth every minute where you will be rewarded with fantastic views of Himalayan mountain range from the start to an end during our breathtaking helicopter Flight to Everest Camp.

Our helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp can accommodate 4 to 5 people with full window seats allowing you to enjoy marvelous views and scenery, from the beginning to the finishing touch in Kathmandu airport.

Where you will marvel dramatic landscapes of Nepal verdant valley-green rolling hills dotted with farm villages and well tended terraces in the backdrop of tall Himalayan Mountains.

Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour, leads you above Kathmandu valley and swirls around to land at Lukla airstrip for short moment and fueling purpose, where you can observe first glimpse of Sherpa culture and traditional way of life intact with Buddhism religion.

As our expert pilot is ready after refreshment in Lukla heading high towards Everest Base Camp above many Sherpa traditional farm villages with famous Namche Bazaar with possible stops to observe the surrounding views and then towards high Khumbu valley to land at Everest Base Camp at the height of above 5,364 m.

Here catch the views of Nuptse-Lhotse-Lola peaks with Mt. Pumori, massive Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers, after a grand and mesmerizing moment head back to Kathmandu with brief stop at Thyangboche to visit its interesting monastery.

Itinerary

Detail Day Itinerary of Helicopter Flight to Everest Base Camp:

Starting early depart from the hotel for the transfer to Kathmandu domestic air terminal for super scenic panoramic flight, the seats with much space for leg rooms with large window seating where you can marvel immense scenery.
After getting in the chopper, where captain might have co-pilot sometimes depending upon the size of the group, with only one pilot where you can have the honor seating next to the pilot also with commanding views that faces ahead.
After a seating arrangement flying over Kathmandu valley catching views of Ganesh-Manaslu-Langtang and Jugal Himal range of peaks with Gaurishanker and Melung Tse peaks.
As the flight swirls above rolling green hills past Dolkha around Jiri heading past Lamjura-la pass of 3,550 m high covered in thick alpine forest of rhododendron-magnolia-pines and oaks trees, our air journey continues after half hour to 45 minutes from the take off.
To land at Lukla with awesome views of Himalayan chain of mountains with Mt. Everest during the flight and then landing at Lukla unique airstrip known as Tenzing & Hillary airport tribute to the legendary mountaineers who first conquered Mt. Everest in May 29th 1953.
At Lukla where chopper lands for refueling as well for refreshment in its many excellent lodge with fine restaurants and bakeries, here with time to observe the local Sherpa traditional life interwoven with Buddhism teaching.
Lukla at an altitude of 2,820 m high, which is also a door to many Everest trekking-mountaineering and other adventure to cultural walks, from Lukla after half hour stops then flying high into Dudh Kosi River gorge in between the peaks of Kwangde and Kusumkanguru with Tharmarserku peaks, as the chopper whirls heading at Namche Bazaar.
At Namche a short stop to glimpse the view of famous colorful Namche Bazaar where busy Saturday Market takes place every week, Namche the hub and main Sherpa capital of Khumbu region within Everest.
From Namche heading higher with awesome panorama of snow peaks with Mt. Everest and majestic Amadablam peaks and then landing at scenic Thyangboche near its famous old Buddhist monastery.
A charming spot surrounded by snow capped peaks with close views of Amadablam- Everest and other peaks, located within green forest.

With time to visit its famous monastery where you can observe monks and priest in prayer halls, here most of the climbers and mountaineers receives blessing from high priest for safe and successful climb on Everest and other high peaks.

From Thyangboche after two hours of great flight continue towards Everest Base Camp above beautiful Khumbu valley surrounded with world highest peaks and then landing at Gorakshep of above 5,180 m high, this was once an original base camp earlier from 1950′ to late 1960’s located beneath lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar rocky view point hill.

After a brief stop fly towards Everest Base Camp above moraine and ice to reach at base camp, here enjoy the view of tumbling and notorious Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers.
After a marvelous and exciting time with adventure of a lifetime experience retrace the air journey back to Kathmandu with awesome and memorable time on Heli flight to Everest Base Camp.

Price & Cost

Best Price guaranteed

Group joining USD 1000 per person

Private trip is available every morning please contact us now

Trip Cost Includes following services:
01: All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
02: On Heli Day Flight includes sharing seating arrangements for 3-5 pax.
03: Applicable Permit Fees.
04: Service of guides his / her daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
05: Comprehensive medical kits and re-confirmation of international air tickets.
06: Helicopter fare as per flight duration on day ride.

Our Trip Cost excludes following services:
01: Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel and medical insurance.
02: Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu and Everest, gratitude (tips), hard / soft drinks throughout the day trip.
03: Personal Gear Down jackets and others

FLight notes

Please Note:
The Flying hours and brief stopover totally depends upon the weather and pilots decision, whether it’s perfect for stops and landing at villages or at Everest base camp, as the Himalayan weather can be unpredictable sometimes during late afternoon times.
We will try our best to cover important highlights stops on this Heli trip as much as possible providing you with extra time to witness local culture visit of monasteries, as mentioned above with full 4 to 5 hours of enchanting and enjoyable time in our Heli Flight to Everest Base Camp.

weather

Weather & Climate on Everest Base Camp:
The weather depending upon the season around Everest or other higher Himalayan belts, where Everest Base Camp can be visited all time of the year, however monsoon months of July to mid September will be wet but much greener with heavy moisture.
The best time will be from March to May when wild flowers are in full bloom around 2,000 m to 3,000 m high and then tree lines and vegetation declines for rough arctic terrain, the temperature will be 15 to 20 degree Celsius during the day with sunlight, morning and evening can be much cooler with minimum of -0 to 05 degree Celsius not counting the wind chill factors.
As the flight takes you to land at above 4,000 m temperature drops in the shade as well in the morning and evening time, day will be clear with strong sunlight and UV (due to drop in oxygen and air pressure on high elevation) , where you need strong sun screen to avoid sun burn in direct sunlight.
Mid September to December will be the clearest weather but with short days minimum of -05 to -10 degree Celsius in the morning and night time with maximum of 15-20 degree during the day in full sunlight, also depends upon the altitude and areas of visit.
December to March will be the coldest months with chances of snows with minimum of -10 to -15 degree Celsius with maximum 15-18 degree Celsius without wind chill factor, however most of the day time will be clear with fine blue sky.

Equipment & Clothing

WATERPROOFS: Jacket and trousers
SUN HATS:
SCARF : Silk/Nylon, useful for keeping the sun and dust SUNGLASSES GOGGLES: Essential to get a pair which cuts out 100% UV rays
SUN SCREEN CREAM : High protection factor [20 or higher] or high
altitude glacier cream due to thin air the U/V is
stronger in the sun.
LIP SLAVE/ LABISAN: Protection for the lips with a sunscreen
WATER BOTTLE: 1 liter
TOILET ITEMS:
CAMERA GEAR:

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ):

01:           How high does the helicopter fly?
Starting from 2,000 m towards 4,000 m to 5,500 m high or above in some areas.

02:           Does it land at Everest Base Camp?
Yes it does land at base camp after acquiring special permission; it also depends upon the weather and as well perfect landing areas, which sometimes can be hard to land when avalanches and rock falls might obstruct the landing spot.

But we will try our best to fulfill your promise and dreams from our side.

03:           How many hours can helicopter stay at base camp?
Depending upon the weather pattern and busyness and activeness at base camp, during peak and high season for mountaineering expeditions, the areas will be full of camping with different expeditions to Mt. Everest climb.

However, it does allow landing for sometimes just to click you camera and catch the views of the surrounding superb areas of Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers.

04:  Do we have enough time at base camp?
Only for short while just to be there and to catch the views of minimum 20 to 30 mins which is quite enough time for you to enjoy the beautiful sight and scenery of rugged mountains and glaciers?

05:           Who leads the trip and are they well trained and experienced?
No doubt about it, all our guides and pilots are expert and professional in this line of job with more than decades of experience leading world-wide customers showing the wonders of Himalaya with full knowledge in flora-fauna, local culture and history with traditional life of the villagers including Eco-tourism and responsible tourism caring, preserving and respecting local culture and saving the pristine environment from destruction.

All our guides and field staff well trained with medical knowledge and can help you when emergency situation arises with proper care and assurance and will treat you with medical know how, if its serious they are well equipped to call for helicopter services for emergency evacuation.

06:           How are the meals in Tea-house and Lodge on Everest region?
The meals that we serve on route lodge will be hygienic as our cook and kitchen are well versed in hygiene and eco tourism in lodges we have cooks to supervise and to maintain the food quality as well.
If time is a problem on Helicopter flight to stop in local lodge, we do carry packed lunch also to save time during helicopter Flight to Everest Base Camp.

07:           How  are the arrangements for safe drinking water on this trip?
On every trips whether on trek or in Heli flights, we serve you with boiled and cooled drinking water which is safe, where purify tablets and process does not work 100 % in Himalayan hard water, due to high mineral contains like manganese-bi-carbonate and iron.

People can buy bottled water (but it is expense and as well not good for eco-tourism wise as it creates rubbish with the plastic bottles).

08:           Do you offer Money Worth and Best Value Trips without Any Hidden / Extra Cost?
Every company has its own policy dealing with wide-world customers regarding price cost of the trip, with more people in the group is much better for the company and as well for interested members as the trip cost will be much better depending upon the size of the group.

3-4 persons is much better for each individual and to the company to lower the price of the helicopter Flight and expenses occurred during the day on refreshment and lunch.

Yes we do offer you with money worth of best services in all our holiday programs with no hidden cost.

09:           How do I Book a Trip with your company?

At first sending the advance trip payment to our company in our Bank account provided where you must fill forms with detail of your passport with expire dates, most important the trip of your choice and then sending a transfer minimum of 65 % advance trip payment, which is non-refundable to secure your booking well in advance.

On receiving your details of following document like passport with scanned or photo-copy, along with booking forms, then we will send you full confirmation letter with deposit as well a receipt of advance trip payment.

You can contact us for direct transfer to deposit in our bank account and as well with Credit Card payment, we do accept Visa / Master Card or any other safe and widely used Credit Card with extra 04 % surcharge as levy charge.

Helicopters in commercial operation and activities:
In Nepal, we have two types of helicopters currently operating in private sector:
AS 350 B series of helicopters which are manufactured by Euro copter, France and are very popular all over the world. It is regarded as one of the most versatile helicopters and is suitable for mountain flying and all types of helicopter missions.

Following are its features:

Fail Safe Design – Comfortable Seating Arrangements – 5 seats excluding Pilot – Suitable for all types of helicopter missions, and can fly up to an altitude of 16,000 feet or above 5,000 m.

Other helicopter is powerful Russian made MI-17. This is a big bird, capable of transporting 22 passengers or four tons of cargo. MI-17’s can reach altitudes well in excess of 5.000 m and have been known to land at Everest Base Camp.

 

Large chopper offer excellent utility and reliability under extreme conditions which are usually chartered for bigger groups or large cargo.

Flight Dates

Group joining – cheapest option of sharing flight to Everest

We have daily flights for both private trip small group joining – to book it please e-mail us at –  himalayasguide@gmail.com

 

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Wonderful experience in Himalayas – Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour USA

Wonderful experience of Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour! Jim Herring, 118 Chestnut Ave. Narberth, PA 19072

Rajan,
Thanks again for a wonderful experience!

As I said you can use me as a reference any time. Our best phone number is 610-660-8325 summer or winter. Our best address is 118 Chestnut Ave. Narberth, PA 19072. Our best e-mail address is leraysville@verizon.net.

Jim Herring X 08 pax group
phone number- 610-660-8325
address 118 Chestnut Ave. Narberth, PA 19072.
E-mail address- leraysville@verizon.net

Email: leraysville@verizon.net
Phone: 610-660-8325
Travel Year: 2017

Email: leraysville@verizon.net
Phone: 610-660-8325
Travel Year: 2017
Review submitted -September 22, 2017
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