Everest Helicopter Tour
Do you dream of seeing Everest, but not quite fancy spending a few weeks hiking there? Well, don’t worry – we have the solution for you. We can take you to Everest in just 1 day – and all in the comfort and thrill of a helicopter!
Starting your exciting luxury journey in Kathmandu, where you will be treated to an aerial view of the bustling city and its famed UNESCO World Heritage Sites, before heading towards the ‘Gateway to Everest’ (Lukla). Criss Cross over snowy mountain peaks, lush green landscapes, local settlements, and majestic monasteries, as you fly alongside the Himalayan range on your way towards Kala Patthar (5550 m), the most popular viewpoint in Everest Region. Step off the helicopter and enjoy up close views of Pumori, Nuptse, Lobuche, and of course, Mount Everest.
Climb back into your luxury helicopter, and fly over trekkers cutting their way through mountainsides on their way to Everest Base Camp and its 8000-meter peaks. Enjoy the view as you hover above and observe the landscape peppered with multi coloured tents, and marvel at the frozen panorama of the Khumbu Glacier and Icefall.
Then take your second stop at Shyangboche, and enjoy a breathtaking breakfast surrounded by Himalyan peaks, before one final swoop over the Goyoko lakes. The perfect way to explore one of the world’s most beautiful sights, all from the comfort of a helicopter!
This is therefore ideal for anyone not able to trek, or with limited time, or maybe just not keen on the idea of trekking itself. However, if this doesn’t sound like you, but you still fancy the thrill of the helicopter, then why not combine the helicopter ride with one of our many trekking packages? You can still experience the sights by foot, but you can cut down on your journey, and enjoy the adventure of the helli.
To find out more about the trip, or how to customize it and make it perfect for you, get in touch with a friendly member of our team, and we will be more than happy to help!
Everest Helicopter tour Kathmandu to Lukla Fly over Base Camp and Stop Kala Patthar, Breakfast at Shyangboche.
Duration: 4-5 Hours
Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport – Everest Helicopter Tour
You will be driven to the airport from your hotel. The flight is usually scheduled early in the morning, as the skies remain clear in the mountains in the early hours. Get onboard and fly east towards Lukla. Enjoy panoramic views of Kathmandu before heading towards the mountains. Fly above Himalayan peaks till you reach Lukla, a mountaintop Sherpa settlement known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’. Land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport for refuelling (10 to 15 minustes). Later, head towards the mountains.
Fly Lukla to EBC- Stopover at Kala Patthar (5550m/19,290ft) (5-10 minutes)
Enjoy breathtaking views of glacial rivers, Sherpa settlements and monasteries. Fly over the emerald Gokyo Lakes and frozen glaciers. Hover above Everest Base Camp, the base camp of expedition groups attempting to scale Mount Everest. If it’s climbing season, the snow-covered landscape will be filled with colorful tents. View the broad glacial basin of Western Cwm, Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier. Enjoy a brief stopover at Kala Patthar (5545m). You are almost at the foot of Mount Everest, surrounded by one of the most incredible views on this planet. A chain of some of the highest peaks in the world rises up all around you. Soak in the views and take pictures. As Kala Patthar lies at an altitude of 5555 metres, the air is thin and oxygen levels low. So that the altitude won’t affect you, we stop here for only 10 to 15 minutes. Later fly to Shyangboche.
Breakfast at Shyangboche (30-40 minutes)– Fly to Kathmandu
Stop at Shyangboche for breakfast. Flanked by the frozen walls of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Khumbu Himal you celebrate the completion of this wonderful tour. Bid goodbye to these grand peaks and fly back to Kathmandu. Before landing at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, enjoy aerial views of Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath and the durbar squares, all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From the airport, you will be driven back to your hotel.
Take this helicopter tour in Nepal and get a different perspective of the Himalayas and the city of Kathmandu. For Everest Heli tour price, please check in the tour price section or contact us.
- Pick up / drop from your hotel to airport.
- Breakfast in Everest View Hotel
What's not included
- Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking
- Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver
- Drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
- Personal shopping and laundry etc
- Personal trekking equipments
Join Our Fixed Departures
There are no fixed departure dates available for this trip you can choose your own dates.
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If you already know who you would like to take your adventure with and would prefer to enjoy your ‘My Everest Trip’ experience with your own group of friends, then we’ve got good news! All of our trips are also available as private adventures! Our private adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk you through some of the different options that we offer.
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