Everest Helicopter tour – private Ride in lowest cost
‘takes you high within the back drop of world highest Mt. Everest’
Highlights of helicopter ride tour to mount Everest base camp :
- Everest Helicopter tour cost with landing at Base Camp is designed one day awesome tour on spacious chopper and safe take off and landing heli with views.
- Breathtaking panorama of Himalayan peaks from the take off to landing point at EBC Kalapather.
- Sweeping views of scenic landscapes of rolling hills dotted with farm villages and terraces
- Probably the best ride with an adventure of lifetime experience landing at Everest base camp.
- Glimpse of Sherpa cultures and it’s age-old heritage with colorful traditions of Buddhism.
- Refreshing stops at high view points for grand views of Everest and adjoining giant mountains.
- Safe and enjoyable ride on spacious chopper facing alluring scenery of world highest peaks”. Reviews regarding EBC helicopter.
Everest Helicopter tour ride has been designed and customized this awesome trip on spacious and safe take off and landing chopper, which is entirely built and made for this type scenic and glorious flights with expert pilots and guides to accompany you on this mesmerizing Everest Helicopter Tour.
Truly an adventurous Everest Helicopter Ride with amazing views of unique and dramatic landscapes of Nepal Himalaya range looking around beautiful rolling green hills dotted with farm villages and well tended row of terraces, along with deep dense forest of tall rhododendron (national flower of Nepal), magnolia, oaks, birch, hemlocks, pines and fir tree lines.
As the ride continues flying high above Kathmandu valley with sweeping panorama of the capital city and its wide valley with tiers of hills and views of Manaslu-Ganesh-Langtang-Jugal Himal range of peaks and heading towards north east facing majestic Gauri-Shanker (where International Time Meridian or GMT zone passes through into Nepal via Gauri-Shanker Himal at the height of above 7,000 m high with Melung Tse peaks.
Starting early morning having breakfast at the hotel or with pack breakfast depending upon the Helicopter flight time and fineness or clearness of the day for taking a chopper ride, transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport and then board in a small chopper, built for comfortable ride with 3-4 seated excluding Pilot and Co-Pilot seats.
Sometimes, with only one pilot to captain the flying machine where one can have a seat next to the captain facing immense views of scenery that surrounds you on this beautiful Everest Helicopter Tour, as the Heli takes you towards Nepal North Mid East past Kathmandu valley suburb and over green rolling hills and river dales to land at Lukla, a Sherpa town with a small airstrip at the height of 2,820 m high, where daily normal schedule flights takes off to and from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu of just 30 minutes scenic flight.
The airport of moderate size named after late Tenzing and Hillary in tribute to legendary climbers and mountaineers who first conquered Mt. Everest in May 29th 1953.
At Lukla with refreshing stops and a break for coffee or tea as well breakfast (depending upon the time of arrival), here with time for swift visit around its busy town, which is the gateway to many trekking and other adventure within high Khumbu and Everest region.
Everest Helicopter Tour continues from Lukla flying above Dudh Kosi river gorge with views of Kongde and Kusumkanguru peaks and past Phakding and Mono nice villages as Heli picks up altitude for short landing on top famous Namche Bazaar situated on U shaped or Horse Shoe positions with amphitheater of well built houses serving as lodge and hotels for travelers.
Namche Bazaar with several modern facilities of banks, ATM, post office with many good international restaurants and bakeries including shops and well stocked stores to cater the needs of the trekkers and mountaineers in this impressive large village or a town.
Namche Bazaar also holds once a week Saturday Market a busy colorful bazaar where one can witness the culture and custom of all hardy Khumbu Sherpa, the highlanders of Everest with their traditional costume on the market day of great interest.
Depending upon the weather and our pilot decision with time to explore Namche Bazaar located above 3,440 m high, where most of the trekkers and mountaineers takes a day break and rest day for acclimatization before heading higher areas, an ideal and best spot for spare day with much short activities that can be engaged on this nice and charming village and town of Namche Bazaar and capital of Khumbu Sherpa.
From Namche heading higher with bird’s eye views of the villages which includes Khumjung and Khunde higher above Namche located on glacial valley beneath the holy peak of Khumbila the patron God of Khumbu Sherpa.
View never ceases of high Kongde, Pachermo peaks towards west with Tharmasakrku, Kangtenga and Amadablam in the east including Mt. Everest-Nuptse and Lhotse within Northern direction.
Heading further North for brief stop at beautiful and scenic Thyangboche Monastery at the height of 3,867 m high with sweeping panorama of snow peaks with Everest and close views of majestic Amadablam one of the most magnificent looking peaks in all Himalaya, where name means Mother with Jewel Box.
Thyangboche Monastery situated on a high small plateau surrounded by alpine woodland of tall silver fir, pines and rhododendron with thick vegetations, here with time to visit its impressive monastery of great interest, where the main prayer hall decorated with religious painting know
As Thangka with idols of Lord Buddha and other great Gurus of Buddhism Mahayana sect of Buddhism which is much similar to Tibet culture and heritage, as Sherpa migrated from Tibet past 600 years, the name Sherpa means people from East in Tibetans as well in Sherpa where the language is very similar to each other and origin.
In the monastery within perfect ambiance and aroma of incense from here Everest Helicopter Tour continues bidding farewell to young monks and getting blessed from the high priest, where our ride takes off heading past tree lines to arid and barren country into arctic zone of remorseless fields of ice and glaciers around Everest Base Camp.
Enjoy unique landscapes views of rocky and snow clad peaks and scenic high valley of Khumbu as the chopper takes you to land at Gorakshep above 5,180 m high, a place on route to Everest and Pumori base camp as well for the climb towards a high rocky hill top of Kalapathar at the height of 5,545 a favorite among trekkers for grand vista of Everest and surrounding giant peaks.
Gorakshep with 3-4 lodges for travelers an amazing place to be where you can find warm and nice comfort at this high altitude, this place was once a base camp of Mt. Everest since early days of Tenzing and Hillary times till late 1970’s then as the glacier receded which made it possible to walk further to established at present base camp on the foot of Mt. Everest.
Depending upon fine and clear weather to land at Everest Base Camp at the height of above 5,364 m and 17,701 ft high, as well the landing location where movement of glaciers sometime changes the areas at base camp which is full of rocks, moraine, icebergs and glaciers.
However, if all is well with pilots right attitude a short flight to land at Everest base camp beneath the towering and world highest Mt. Everest with glorious and stupendous panorama of giant peaks, where Everest lies hidden between the peaks of Lho-la, Nuptse and Lhotse.
Huge tumbling Khumbu Ice Falls makes its ways towards base camp to feed the glaciers and rivers, after a fascinating time at base camp, then flying back to Lukla and back at Kathmandu, where the chopper leads into a gorge with last and final looks of Mt. Everest at its closest than heading above leaving behind arctic terrain for green hills to land at Lukla.
Before landing at Lukla for fuel break, we might stop at Khumjung and Khunde villages one of the most isolated and old permanent villages of high Khumbu areas, where late Edmund Hillary has put much effort to uplift the living standard of Sherpa, building one and only High School at Khumjung at present managed and run Hillary and Himalayan Trust and Foundation.
As per good time visiting its old monastery the place where you can witness a scalp believed to be of Yeti, kept in a safe glass box with some donations one can have a look, an old monastery of more than 500 years of history, from here a short ride to land at its upper village at Khunde at the height of 3,880 m where you can take a short walk to Khunde Hospital also built by Hillary way back in 1970’s, here acquiring information and history of the hospital then flying high and above Dudh Kosi River gorge.
Our flight proceeds with fantastic views of Kongde and other series of peaks above the villages of Monjo-Benkar and Phakding then a short stop at Lukla for refreshment while the Lukla crews of Helicopter fuels the engine.
From Lukla heading towards gorge and above the valley between hills and mountains over lower region of Everest known as Solu areas, then heading due west to land back at Kathmandu airport after a overwhelming experience of a life time on Everest Helicopter Ride.
After a safe and enjoyable ride of great thrill and excitement transfer to your respective hotels with time for individual activities or at leisure with fond memories of great Himalayan ride on Everest Helicopter Ride.