Glancing at Mt Everest(8,848m) from as near as possible is everyone’s dream. Why not be, after all, it’s the highest mountain in the World. The closest view of Everest is through its expedition, which is only in the reach of mountaineers. So, viewing Everest from its base camp is the most popular idea among non-climbers. You can reach Everest Base Camp either by Everest Base Camp Trek or by Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.
The Everest Base Camp trek is a long and strenuous walk. This trek demands a good level of fitness. If you are not the one to walk long for Everest view don’t panic we have the deal:
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, What to Expect?
Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is the quickest way of reaching Everest Base Camp, perfect for the busy ones. In 4 hours, you’ll reach Mt Everest’s view and return back to Kathmandu. See, How quickly just 4 hours.
The luxurious helicopter will take off from Kathmandu to the Everest region for your Everest exploration. Thoroughly, you’ll enjoy some of the most scenic air views of the Himalayan range and Nepal’s landscape. Afterward, it will land at the gateway of Everest, Lukla for refueling and other procedures. Lukla, a beautiful Sherpa village will offer a wonderful short stay.
Then, the helicopter heads towards Kala Patthar(5,545m) bypassing the traditional settlements of sherpas. And, then you’ll be in the Everest Base Camp to rub your eyes while facing mighty Mt Everest. The view from there is soul lifting as the snow-peaked taller mountains everywhere.
Next, having filled all images of the Everest region in your eyes and camera, you’ll fly from there. You will land at Everest View Hotel, the third-highest located hotel in the World. You’ll dine breakfast by enjoying the Everest view. From there you will fly back to Kathmandu.
This helicopter tour will cover the wide stretch of Nepal’s beautiful topography. You are flying over from primitive Kathmandu city to green forests, beautiful settlements, rivers, glaciers towards the snow-capped Himalayan range. This tour is an expensive choice over other options. But, forget it, your every penny will be worth picking this tour.
- Heavenly panorama of the Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Nuptse, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt Ama Dablam, and several others
- Flying over the diverse topography of Nepal
- Landing at the Lukla, the gateway of Everest
- Glimpsing the best Everest’s view from Kala Patthar(5,545m)
- Bird’s eye view of World’s highest glacier Khumbu glacier
- Seeing over Sherpa settlements and their farm fields
- Dining at the World’s third-highest located hotel “Everest View Hotel.”
| Kathmandu Airport To Lukla Airport | Via: Helicopter | Flight Time: 45 mins |
Hotel transfer will pick you from your hotel and drop you at Kathmandu Airport. The helicopter will take about 45 minutes to reach Lukla Airport (2,860 m), the beautiful airport of the Khumbu region.
| Lukla Airport To Everest Base Camp/Kalapathar | Via: Helicopter | Flight Time: 25 mins | Stay Time: 10-15 mins |
After refueling at Lukla, it will fly towards Everest Base Camp. Throughout the flight, you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Khumbu region and the full belt of the Himalayan range. Other than that, you will observe the famous Tengboche monastery, the World’s highest Khumbu glacier and the villages of sherpas. After passing beautiful green terrains, you’ll reach viewpoint Kala Patthar(5,545m) for the Everest View. This viewpoint offers the Everest view like nowhere else. You may feel like you can hug Everest from here.
This place also showcases the 360° wide-ranging views of the Mahalangur mountain range. This range is home to peaks like Makalu, Chomo Lonzo, Chamlang, Baruntse, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Cho Oyu including Everest. Generally, the landing time in Kala Patthar is 10-15 mins but can vary with immediate climatic conditions.
| Kalapatthar To Everest View Hotel | Via: Helicopter | Flight Time: 12 mins | Stay Time: 30 mins |
After spending once in a lifetime moments at Kala Patthar, you will head down to Everest View Hotel for lunch. Located at an altitude of 3880 meters, Everest View Hotel is the World’s third-highest zoning hotel. This is one of the main stops in the entire Everest region. It is in the middle of the Sagarmatha National Park UNESCO world heritage site. You can enjoy the tasty breakfast with sweet views of the National Park and Mountains at the backdrop.
You’ll be given 30 minutes to enjoy the food and view. Subsequently, ride back to Lukla.
| Everest View Hotel To Kathmandu across Lukla | Via: Helicopter | Flight Time: 80 mins |
We’ll land again at Lukla for refueling and then fly towards Kathmandu. It is a watchful flight of 80 minutes as we fly above the Khumbu region towards Capital. Just like prior flights it also offers similar views of mountains and terrains. And finally, you’ll land at the airport from where it all began.
| Airport To Hotel | Via: Hotel transfer |
After completion of once in a lifetime experience at the Everest Base Camp, you’ll be transferred to the hotel for the rest. And you can finally look up at the mirror and say “I did it”.