|Tour Duration||1 Days||Group Size|
|Starting Point||Kathmandu||Ending Point||Kathmandu|
Everest Heli Tour Highlights:
1. Aerial and up-close views of Mount Everest
2. Breakfast at an elevation of 5380m at Everest Base Camp
3. Intermingle with the Sherpa Community at Lukla and experience their culture and tradition
4. Mesmerizing views of some of the tallest mountains like Mt. Everest, Cholatse, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam,
Makalu, Cho-Oyu from Kala Patthar viewpoint
6. Visit the Tengboche Monastery
7. Ariel views of the Khumbu region and the Khumbu Glacier
Everest Heli Tour takes you off from the capital city of Kathmandu to the heart of mountains that make you feel close to the mighty Mt. Everest. It’s an exciting and enriching experience to fly over the Himalayas and rejoice some impressive views of sky dominating mountains along with mountainous terrain, villages, monasteries, glaciers, icefalls and mountain lakes. For those who are willing to travel to Everest and be there in the Everest Base Camp to appreciate the grandeur of the highest mountain in the world, Everest Heli Tour is the best option. And for this, you don’t have to worry about your health condition, endurance capacity and tiring long walks, you can just lay back and relax on your Heli seats to explore the fascination of mountains through your naked eyes.
An elite way to fly up to Everest Base Camp
Soar above the sky to relish the aerial view of mountains, glaciers, icefalls, lakes, villages and mountainous terrain in Everest. It is possibly one of the elite ways to travel to Everest. If Everest was always your dream but you were laid back somehow, due to constraint of time and lack of endurance capacity, Everest Heli Tour is a solution. All you have to do is relax in your Heli seats, fasten your seat belts and let go off the land to fly over the Himalayas. You can achieve your dreams in the grandest way possible. Let go of all the worries! Everest Heli Tour is here to fascinate you with some breathtaking views of Himalayan ranges. The dramatic view of mountains, verdant valleys and rolling hills in the backdrop of mighty mountains is truly a glorious moment to be a part of.
Get to Everest Base Camp in the shortest and easiest way possible.
Are you in dilemma due to the constraint of time? Eye on Himalaya Treks and Expedition P. Ltd is here with a solution. Everest Heli Tour takes you high to the base camp in less than an hour's time. It is the shortest time in which you can get there to Everest. As you fly from Kathmandu airport, the flight takes you to Lukla airport. During the fueling time in Lukla, you can explore around the area. Your first observation in Lukla will be a glimpse of Sherpa culture and Tibetan Buddhism religion prevalent in that area. The colorful prayer flags, stupas and prayer wheels give you the spiritual vibes of Buddhism religion in the region.
After a short stopover in Lukla, the helicopter heads towards Everest Base Camp. It passes some wonderful Sherpa villages, farmlands, monasteries and pastures on the way to base camp. As you pass the region and fly higher, you will be rewarded with some refreshing views of Mt. Tawache, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and many more. The flight lands somewhere between base camp and Kalpatthar from where you can enjoy the striking views of mountains in the Everest region. After some wonderful time in base camp, we fly back to Everest View Hotel in Namche. During the flight back, we can enjoy some dramatic views of Khumbu valley, Khumbu glacier, icefall, and Gokyo valley. The turquoise-colored lakes in Gokyo look amazing from above the sky. At the Everest View Hotel, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast with astonishing views of mountains right before your eyes. Everest Heli Tour ends with a flight back to Kathmandu from here.
Alternatives of Everest Heli Tour
The Heli tour that we mentioned above is a day tour that starts from Kathmandu airport and ends at the airport itself. If you want a customized itinerary, there are few other options. You can mix trek with this tour. you can walk up to base camp and return back to Kathmandu on a helicopter. Or else, you can enjoy Heli tour from Lukla itself.
Everest Heli Tour can be a bit expensive option if you are looking for any budget trips but the tour is really worth it. It’s a lifetime experience to explore the Himalayas in such an elite manner.
Our agents will receive and welcomed you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You will then be transferred to your respective hotel in the heart of Kathmandu City-Thamel, where you are most likely to find many tourists like yourself. In the evening, you may enjoy the folk dance and music and also try some local authentic Nepali meal. Before you fall asleep, make sure that you have packed some necessities like sunscreen, sun hat, boots, and water bottles.
On the second day, you will prepare yourself with appropriate clothes for the flight to Khumbu. At around 5 in the morning, your guide will meet you at your hotel and give you the detailed itinerary. After getting ready, you will be driven to the domestic airport for a flight towards Lukla. The Tenzing Hillary airport at Lukla is marked as one of the most dangerous airports in the world.
The flight to Lukla takes about 45 minutes and offers one of the best views. From a bird's eye view, you will see the landscape change drastically. From buildings o green hills and then snow-covered mountains. After landing at Lukla and introducing yourself to the Sherpa Community, you will further head towards Kalapatthar, which is the viewpoint of the Khumbu Region.
Many trekkers come to Kalapatthar from any trek in the Khumbu region, to enjoy the 360-degree view of high standing mountains from this high point at an elevation above 5643m. It is the highest point of the entire tour. Kalapatthar, a Sanskrit name means “Black Rock. The name is accurately put since it is a black ridge that overlooks the Khumbu region. After enjoying the views of Everet, Nuptse, Khumbutse, Lhotse, and other mountains above 8000m, you will then board on the helicopter and head to the Everest Base Camp. The Everest Base Camp, the laps of Mt. Everest-the highest mountain of the world has an astounding view.
At the elevation of 5380m in Everest Base Camp, you need to be well aware of how your body is responding since this sudden rise in the elevation might cause altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Your body will not be so tired since this is not a trek; most of the people can function pretty well and are not prone to AMS. However, be mindful of taking precaution- medication.
At the Everest base Cap, you will have your breakfast at the hotel there, which is the only hotel in the world at that height. After enjoying the views from your hotel while having a lovely lunch, you will head back to Kathmandu at around 11 AM. Since the weather can change anytime in the afternoon due to strong winds, thus it is best suggested to head back early. The flight takes around 45 minutes to reach Kathmandu. As you bid farewell to the Khumbu region, look back to the high mountains and the beautiful hills.
. The EBC Heli Tour is one of a kind experience in the Khumbu region. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour offers mesmerizing views of the highest mountains in the world. Also, it allows intermingling with the Sherpa community and views the wild flora and fauna of the Everest Region. All of this sums up to make the EBC Heli tour one of the best and the most memorable tours of your lifetime.