Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour | Unique view of the Everest
Everest Base Camp is one of the most exciting and thrilling places to be in Nepal. One can experience the glorious and mesmerizing view of the world’s top mountain, Mount Everest. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is an extraordinary tour compared to other accessible choices, especially, for those who have limited time. Obviously, the view is just blissful when you get the opportunity to see them upfront.
Outstandingly, it is one of the most pleasurable and exciting Heli Tour to explore the beauty of Himalayas. Also, the Helicopter ride venture on the sky will provide you with a stunning picture of the Himalayas, serene green valleys, and sparkling snowcapped mountains.
Attractions of the Everest base camp helicopter tour
Everest Heli Tour gives you the best view experience of the top of the world from a helicopter. Surf the base camp of the Mount Everest flying from Kathmandu towards Lukla, then to the Kala Patthar region.
Actually, it is the best way to experience the top of the world- that too within a day observing the scenic beauty of the Himalayas with glaciers and lakes.
To start the journey, Everest base camp helicopter tour starts from Kathmandu flying over the Everest Base Camp (EBC). From here you will land on Kala Patthar (5,500m) which is the best viewpoint of the Everest. You can have the bird’s eye view of the beautiful Lukla city, the gateway to Everest, scenic Himalayan ranges, frozen Khumbu glaciers, icefalls, and the base camp.
Also, it presents you the best aerial tour in the world!
Experience the bird-eye view of other mountains in this region such as Pumori, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kongde, Lhotse, Nuptse, Gaurishanker, etc. Not only this, but you can also observe Sagarmatha national park and cities of the mountain region.
Part 1: Kathmandu to Lukla
The flight time will be approx. to 45 minutes and the fueling is done in the Lukla Airport. The landing time will be for 5 minutes. You can observe the beauty of the city which is the gateway to Mount Everest.
Part 2: Lukla to Everest Base Camp (Kala Patthar)
The flight time will be approx 25 minutes. The landing time will be for 5-10 minutes. Henceforth, sightseeing of the Everest is done from Kala Patthar. Further, we have oxygen cylinders in the helicopter in case of emergencies like altitude sickness. You will enjoy the best view of snowy white mountains, colorful tents as you step towards the Everest.
Part 3: Kala Patthar to Syangboche
After this, the helicopter will take off for the 360° view of the Himalayan region. Meanwhile, the flight will be of 15 minutes. Now that the trip is at its final phase, the breakfast will be served in the Syangboche for 30 minutes.
Part 4: Syangboche-Lukla-Kathmandu
You will bid goodbye to the wonderful trip of the Everest with the flight that will take you back to Kathmandu from Syangboche. The total flight duration will be 1 hour and 10 minutes. You will also have the aerial view of Kathmandu valley including Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath and the Durbar squares.
Facts of Everest Heli Tour
Let us inform you that the highest elevation point of this tour is Kala Patthar (5,545m). Surprisingly, you will take off from 1300m i.e. elevation of Kathmandu and reach at the highest point of this tour within a flight of one hour. Whereas, the total tour duration is just around 4 hours. Therefore, you will be back to your hotel room not more than 6-7 hours later but with a new experience of course!
One can enjoy the Everest Heli Tour service all year with 5 people max in a helicopter, except rainy seasons. You can enjoy the greenery and nature of the surrounding area during autumn.
Also, in spring season the sky is clear so you can get the aerial view in a better way.
Since the place you are visiting is a snowy place, the winter season can be quite adventurous.
But the rainy season is very dangerous and unexciting. Therefore, the best time to visit the place is from March to December.
In conclusion, if you want to have a different perspective of the Everest, you know what’s best for you… Getting the aerial view of the Himalayan range without the heavy effort of trekking! It’s possible with the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour.
It is a time-saving, cost-effective and effortless experience to step the foot in the root of the Everest. It will be a worthy experience of a lifetime.