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Everest Helicopter Tour

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Day Tour

Everest Helicopter Flight Tour

The Everest Helicopter Flight Tour, also known as the Everest Helicopter Tour or Everest Flight Tour, is an exciting airborne excursion that provides passengers with a close-up view of Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, and the surrounding Himalayan ranges. This popular day trip offers a convenient and beautiful way to view the majesty of the Everest area from the luxury of a helicopter.

Exploring the Beauty of the Khumbu Region through an Everest Helicopter Flight Tour

The Everest helicopter tour is a day of extraordinary flight filled with unparalleled experiences in the Khumbu region and around Mount Everest. Marvel at the splendor of snow-covered Himalayan peaks, intricate glaciers, and enchanting Sherpa settlements—all from a truly remarkable aerial perspective. This immersive journey offers a unique opportunity to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Everest region in a single day, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Nepal Mountain Flight Tour

Your four-hour experience begins in Kathmandu on the luxury Wind Dancer chopper. Our professional crew provides a seamless transfer from your accommodation to the domestic airport, where your aircraft takes off. A quick refueling break in Lukla sets the scene for an enthralling journey across the Khumbu area.

Experience the luxury of forward-facing seats throughout the flight, providing unparalleled views of the world's highest peaks. Glide over the Khumbu Glacier and the majestic Everest Base Camp, creating an indelible impression. Within a quick 20–25-minute flight, reach Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar (5,545 meters) for a close encounter with Mount Everest and other stunning peaks like Nuptse, Lhotse, Khumbutse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam.

After witnessing the awe-inspiring spectacle, enjoy a Himalayan feast at the Everest View Hotel, where warmth and flavors blend with the backdrop of the Himalayan panorama. Following lunch, a quick refueling stop in Lukla precedes the return to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, our representative guides you to your hotel, letting you cherish the memories of your Everest Helicopter Tour. This extraordinary escapade offers an unparalleled sky-high view of the Khumbu region, revealing Earth's loftiest peaks and enchanting landscapes that will stay in your heart forever.

Everest Helicopter Tour
Everest Base Camp Heli Tour Highlights and Attractions
Region

Everest

Duration

5-6 Hours

Starting Price

USD 1,200 Per Person

Group Size

1-5 Person

Activities

Day Tour

Transportation

Helicopter

Max. Altitude

5,548m

Best Season

Round the Year


Trip Itinerary

  • 5:30-6:30

    Transfer to the domestic terminal of the International Airport in Kathmandu.

    Our Everest helicopter tour starts at Kathmandu's International Airport. An early morning pickup from your hotel will take you to the domestic terminal at the airport, where your tour commences.
  • 6:30-7:00

    Preparation and processing to take your scheduled helicopter flight to EBC with a landing.

    As you check in for your Lukla flight, your guide will be there to assist you with both the process and any luggage you may have. Don't forget to bring your passport and tickets to the airport. After checking in, an airport officer will verify your documents and ticket before you proceed to board your flight.
  • 7:00-8:00

    Fly to Lukla (2,845 meters)

    Once your airport formalities are complete, you'll board your flight to Lukla. As the helicopter takes off, you'll be welcomed by captivating views of green hills and charming villages, including Dolakha and Jiri. During the flight, you'll glide over the Lamjura-La Pass (3,550 m), enveloped in lush rhododendron forests. After around 45 minutes, you'll reach Lukla, situated at 2,820 meters above sea level. This town is famed for its compact airport, boasting one of the world's shortest runways. Upon landing in Lukla, you'll be treated to breathtaking panoramic vistas of the Himalayan mountain range.
  • 8:00-8:15

    Flight Refueling

    Upon arrival in Lukla, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in the distinctive culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa community. During the helicopter's refueling process, you can use this time to discover the town and its scenic surroundings, providing captivating views of nearby mountains and valleys. On average, the refueling and necessary preparations take approximately 15 minutes, ensuring a seamless continuation of your journey to your destination within the Everest region.
  • 8:15-8:30

    Fly to Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)

    After refueling the helicopter at Lukla airport, your journey continues as you take off for Kala Patthar. During the latter part of the flight, prepare to be mesmerized by awe-inspiring vistas of the planet's tallest peaks, including Everest, Pumori, and Lhotse. Flying over Kala Patthar grants you a remarkable perspective, offering a close-up view of these magnificent mountains, allowing you to truly grasp their immense scale and stunning beauty.
  • 8:30-8:45

    Land and Explore around Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)

    Beyond being a picturesque flight, this helicopter tour is an immersive and indelible adventure. Over the course of 3-4 hours, you'll encounter more than just scenery – you'll experience the extraordinary. Your journey includes a landing at Kala Patthar, an iconic vantage point within Nepal's Khumbu region. Here, you'll be embraced by the grandeur of majestic peaks and stunning landscapes. Although your time on the ground at Kala Patthar spans a mere 15 minutes, it's ample to absorb the awe-inspiring vistas and be captivated by the Himalayan splendor. This is a unique opportunity that deserves to be seized – an experience of a lifetime that should not be missed.
  • 8:45-9:00

    Fly to Syangboche (Everest View Hotel) (3,950 meters)

    Throughout the entirety of your mountain flight, a knowledgeable guide will accompany you, enriching your experience with captivating insights about the mesmerizing sites you'll witness from your exceptional viewpoint. As the vibrant hues of a Himalayan sunrise unfold, you'll be completely immersed in the spellbinding natural beauty of the region. Following your enchanting time at Kala Patthar, your journey progresses with a flight to the world's highest-altitude hotel, the Everest View Hotel. Here, a hearty breakfast awaits, accompanied by breathtaking views of the Khumbu Glacier, Gorak Shep, monasteries, chortens, and snow-clad Everest region peaks. The flight itself provides an incredible perspective of the extraordinary landscapes that render this corner of the world so unique and awe-inspiring. Be ready to cultivate a hunger for more helicopter explorations in the days ahead!
  • 9:00-9:30

    Breakfast Time at Everest View Hotel

    Syangboche stands as a renowned destination, celebrated for its illustrious Everest View Hotel, a haven of breathtaking Mt. Everest panoramas from every angle. This esteemed establishment provides the perfect setting to bask in the captivating allure of the snow-draped peaks that define the region, all within an environment of complete luxury. Your visit to this exceptional hotel encompasses a hearty breakfast, fueling you with ample energy for the ensuing journey. Additionally, you'll have the privilege of indulging in the awe-inspiring Mt. Everest vistas for which the hotel is renowned. This encounter is one that should not be missed, an experience that will infuse you with inspiration and invigoration.
  • 9:30-10:00

    Fly to Lukla and Refuel

    After savoring your delectable breakfast at the Everest View Hotel, you'll rejoin the helicopter for the return flight to Lukla. En route, you'll be treated to yet another round of breathtaking Himalayan vistas, providing an opportunity to admire their splendor from a distinct vantage point. Upon reaching Lukla, the helicopter will touch down for a 15-minute refueling stop, paving the way for your onward journey to Kathmandu. During this flight, you'll have the chance to reflect on the incredible experience you've just savored. The majesty of the Himalayas will undoubtedly leave you inspired and awestruck.
  • 10:00-11:00

    Fly back to Kathmandu

    As your journey draws to a close and you prepare to return to Kathmandu, a final treat awaits. You'll have the privilege of taking in a bird's-eye view of the exquisite landscapes scattered across the Everest region. Gazing from above, you'll truly grasp the remarkable diversity, from lush forests to rugged peaks and charming villages. Following this awe-inspiring aerial exploration, a comfortable and private vehicle will transport you back to your hotel. During this tranquil ride, you'll have the opportunity to reflect on the multitude of unforgettable moments that comprised your Everest helicopter tour.
Included in package cost
  • Transportation: Domestic Airport drop and pick-up service will be provided on a private vehicle.
  • Private Chartered Helicopter: Enjoy the luxury and exclusivity of a chartered helicopter, ensuring a personalized and comfortable journey to and from the Everest region.
  • All-Inclusive Government Taxes: Your expedition comes with the assurance of transparency and convenience, encompassing all necessary government taxes in the package.
  • Spectacular Itinerary Sightseeing: Immerse yourself in a meticulously crafted itinerary that promises breathtaking sightseeing. Witness the wonders of the Everest region as outlined in the journey plan.
  • Passenger Insurance Coverage: Your safety and security are our utmost priority. Travel with peace of mind as your package includes comprehensive passenger insurance, ensuring a worry-free experience.
Not included in package
  • Airport Tax (NRs 500.00 per Person): Please note, an airport tax of NRs 500.00 per person is not included. This fee is your responsibility and should be paid directly.
  • Delightful Breakfast at Syanboche ($30.00 per person): Elevate your journey with a delightful breakfast at Syanboche for $30.00 per person. Enjoy exquisite flavors amidst breathtaking views.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit (NRS. 3,000 per person): Immerse in the enchantment of Sagarmatha National Park with a NRS. 3,000 entry permit.
  • Pasang Lhamu Local Government Tax (NRS. 2,000 per person): Contribute to the local community and conservation efforts with a Pasang Lhamu Local Government Tax of NRS. 2,000 per person.
  • Personal insurance, including travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage insurance, is not part of the package and should be obtained independently.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as aerated drinks, beverages, laundry, postage, telephone, etc., are not covered in the package and will be at your own expense.
  • Tips and bonuses for guides, drivers, and poilet are not included in the package and are at your discretion.

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