Mount Everest base camp helicopter flight tour from Kathmandu Nepal

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Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour
Trip Facts - 1 days Trip
  • Tour Cost: USD 999
  • Flying Grade: Easy, leisure and moderate with touch of high altitude
  • Activities: Scenic and exciting Heli flight with short walking
  • Areas of Flight: Over Everest base camp, Solu and Khumbu areas of Nepal's North East Himalaya region.
  • People & Culture: Majority Sherpa people with Buddhist religion & culture
  • Everest helicopter tour 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 for flight: 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 tour in Nepal- group joining with sharing cost, best price, solo traveler or  couple you can join this flight landing trip in Himalayas.
‘scenic and sweeping flight in the heart of Mt. Everest with impressive views’

One day Everest base camp excursion flight highlights

  1. Sweeping scenic flight  from Kathmandu to 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’s highest Mt. Everest at base camp within Khumbu Ice falls.
  7. Helicopter lands at Kalapather Everest view point where you can have photos & videos.
  8. Helicopter stop at Everest view hotel where you can have your optional Breakfast

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 2pax, 3 pax, 4 pax and up-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 (optional) stop at Thyangboche to visit its interesting monastery.

*5 pax is maximum for  Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour – based on body weight.*

Optional Grand tour of Himalayas

Extend to Bhutan

Itinerary

One Day activities of Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour: join group to minimize the cost or private flights.

Starting early depart (6-7 AM) 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 village around Jiri village 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 fly over 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 (only special flights with extra cost) 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 Mt. Everest Base Camp above beautiful Khumbu valley surrounded with world highest peaks and then landing at Kalapather 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 Helicopter flight to mt. Everest Base Camp.

Cost

Best Price guaranteed

Group joining Price USD 999 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 Helicopter Day Flight includes sharing seating arrangements for up to 5 pax.
03: Applicable Permit arrangement service only (Fees extra).
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

04: Mount Everest National park fees, Kathmandu Airport tax

 

weather in Everest

Weather & Climate at mount 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.

Clothing & Equipment

WATERPROOFS: Down Jacket (windproof) and trousers (be ready for freezing point)
SUN HATS: Cap
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:Paper
CAMERA GEAR: batteries, memory card, tripod, etc……

Flight Dates

Group joining 5 pax – cheapest cost option of sharing flight to Mount Everest Base camp helicopter tour ( we have daily private flight contact us for cost )

Daily flights departure to Everest from Kathmandu, Nepal

February 23rd – 2 seats left–Guaranteed departure- Hurry up last minute deal – call now Nepal cell 977-98512 14548

February 24th – 3 seats left

February 25th – 3 seats left on second flight… first flight is sold out

February 26th – 3 seats left

February 27th- 4 seats left

February 28th- 4 seats left

Daily flights available in March

March 1st – 4 seats left– 

March- 2nd – 01 seat left Guaranteed departure

March 3rd – 3 seats left

March  4th- 3 seats left

March  5t- 3 seats left

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March  8th- 3 seats left

March  9th- 2 seats left -Guaranteed flight- hurry up

March  10th- 3 seats left

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March  12- 3 seats left

March 13th – 3 seats left –confirmed departure

March 14th – 3 seats left- confirmed departure

March 15th – 3 seats left

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March  31st- 3 seats left

April – flights are available Everyday  to Everest base camp

May Everyday flights available

May 07th 4 seats left

May 08th 4 seats left

May 09th 4 seats left

May 10th 4 seats left

May 26th – 3 seats left

May 27th – 3 seats left

May 28th – 3 seats left-guaranteed departure

May 29th – 3 seats left-guaranteed departure

May 30th – 3 seats left-guaranteed departure

June – Limited seats

July – Limited seats

August – Limited seats

September – Daily  flights

September 22nd – 3 seat left- guaranteed flight- just USD 999 per person

October – Daily flights

November – Daily flights

December – Limited flights

 

We have daily flights for  private trip  – to book it or to ask just a price of Everest base camp helicopter flight tour please e-mail us at – Contact

 

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ):

01: How high does the Everest base camp helicopter fly?
Starting from 2,000 m towards 4,000 m to 5,500 m high or above in some areas (18000 feet).

02: Does it land at the mount Everest Base Camp?
Yes, it does land at base camp Kalapather view point, after acquiring special permission; it also depends upon the weather and as well perfect landing areas, which sometimes can be hard to land when wind, 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 Everest base camp?
Only for short while just to be there and to catch the views of minimum 10 to 30 mins which is quite enough time for you to enjoy the beautiful sight and scenery of rugged mountains and glaciers. Due to high altitude longer time is not recommended.

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 Helicopter flight, 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.

10: I am a solo traveler, Can I join a group ?

Yes, we have formed a group, so all solo traveler can join. Please e-mail us with your preferred flight date. It helps to share cost of Everest base camp helicopter tour.

11: Can you take a helicopter to Everest base camp ?

Yes, we  can fly Helicopter and land at the Mount Everest base camp when needed.

 

 

FLight notes

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 Helicopter 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 Helicopter Flight to Everest Base Camp.

Helicopter model

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.

Everest Helicopter tour route

Everest base camp (EBC) bound Helicopter trip route- Starts in Kathmandu – Bhaktapur – Nagarkot – Lukla – Namche bazzar- Everest view hotel / Syangboche – Tengboche – Pangboche – pheriche – thukla – Lobuche – Gorakshep – Everest base camp and Kalapather.
Kathmandu Bound (return leg)- Everest base camp / Kalapather – Lobuche- Tengboche – Everest view hotel – Namche – Lukla – Kathmandu airport

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