Everest Helicopter Tour
Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is the most intriguing aerial tour that flies around the lofty Himalayas exploring the aesthetic boundary of the supreme Mt. Everest.The unwinding and intangible blend of beauty and fragility of the local environment is what will engulf you entirely into your traveling desperation. Everest Base camp Heli Tour will take you to the North-Eastern Himalayan range of Nepal which offers the magnificent glimpse of Mt. Everest including Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Amadablam, Dorje Lakpa, etc.
Since it is a long and cumbersome journey to walk all the way upwards and takes 2 weeks to complete the trek, a short helicopter tour is the best alternative and is an exciting experience.This Heli visit to Everest starts from the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu with a helicopter moving eastwards, flying parallel to the Himalayan range facilitating the mesmerizing vistas of the gigantic peaks stopping shortly at Lukla. Arriving at Tengboche Monastery is another milestone, where you can investigate the world acclaimed Stupa, brilliant Sherpa villages, and breathtaking Himalayan atmosphere.
Our next stop is Kalapatthar which is the best place to appreciate the close magnificence to the Himalayas including the Everest.Further onwards, we go sightseeing around the Gokyo lakes and enjoy the serenity over there. After taking some photographs and enjoying the imposing beauty of the Everest region, we fly back to Lukla and all the way to Kathmandu completing our 4 and a half hour tour.
Day by Day Trip Plan
After having breakfast in the morning and having packed all our equipment, we set out for the tour at around 7 AM in the morning. Our helicopter tours are personalized as per the group size and time. A maximum of 4 individuals can be accommodated in a single helicopter.
As we commence our Heli tour, we fly from Kathmandu airport to Lukla airport, the only pass way to the Everest and the topmost airport in the whole world. We stop there for a while and dissolve ourselves in the scenic beauty of the locale. We continue our flight towards Tengboche Monastery where we will remain for around an hour. We likewise get introduced to the Sherpa community over there and get acquainted with their history, lifestyle, and culture. From there we proceed to Everest Base Camp and pause at Kalapatthar. The fragile yet fascinating surrounding of the Everest and other snow-capped peaks like Lhotse, Amadablam, Cho Oyu, etc and the Khumbu ice fall display a jaw-dropping scenery. We spend some time taking photographs and appreciating the rawness of nature through the altitude threat prevents us to enjoy there for long.
We then take a short tour around the Gokyo Lakes and return back to Lukla airport. We remain over there for lunch and fueling. Finally, after a short and memorable tour in the whirlybird, we revert back to Kathmandu.