Mount Everest helicopter tour is an ideal choice for those who wish to experience the elation and adrenaline of climbing the tallest point of the planet and for those adventure lovers who are unable to trek in Everest barred by time or physical fitness. Everest helicopter tour is the easiest and luxurious way to soar across the snow-capped Himalayas and enjoy remarkable cinematics and spectacular mountain vistas. Offering the closest view of Mt. Everest in scenic and sweeping Himalayan flight, it’s an unforgettable journey of a lifetime. It’s the best way to come face to face with Everest and adjoining giant peaks such as Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, etc.
One can learn the ancient heritage and culture of Sherpas residing in the Himalayan region of Nepal. The Everest helicopter tour offers the overwhelming opulence of mountains and the highest peak bringing memories to cherish a lifetime. The incredible and comfortable ride along the rocky and icy landscape surrounding Everest lands on the midway of Kala Patthar viewpoint, located above 5460 meters.
Everest Base Camp Heli Trip landing at Kala Patthar
The four hours diversely fascinating Everest helicopter tour flies you all the way to the Everest Base Camp (5364m), where trekkers camp before preparing themselves to conquer the mother of challenges Mount Everest and lands in Kala Patthar.
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Kala Patthar landing allows you to see 360-degree views of glorious mountain vistas close surrounding Sagarmatha (Local name for Mt. Everest), Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, etc.
Landing at Kala Patthar also allows you to click photos and videos in one of the best viewpoints in the Everest Region. Everest Base Camp, situated below Khumbu icefall, doesn’t sport 360 degrees panorama of the region as Everest hides behind Lhotse Nuptse ridge.
Everest Base Camp is a paradise for trekkers and adventure lovers, a base camp on the roof of the world that teaches firsthand daring and exciting adventures of a lifetime. Once you are here, you’ll fully savor the grandeur and magnificence around and dream of conquering Everest. Most of Everest Base Camp helicopter tour takes off from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway of Everest for refueling, and further towards Syangboche and Tyanboche before landing in Kala Patthar.
Scenic Everest helicopter tour
The most scenic helicopter flight in the world, the Everest helicopter tour takes you over the magical Himalayas revealing an aerial view of lush and green landscapes, verdant rolling hills decorated with farm fields slowly replaced by a closer view of snowcapped peaks as it moves closer to mountains.
After getting the first taste of mountain air and scenery at Lukla, the flight lands at Syangboche for breakfast. The romantic and vibrant feeling of sipping coffee while gazing upon the world’s highest peak is profound and indescribable in words. Then the flight hovers towards Everest Base Camp, landing near Kala Patthar to take you right into the heart of high Himalayas and greet stellar mountains. The trip ends in Kathmandu after spending nearly half an hour there.
Best time for Everest helicopter tour
The best time to undertake an Everest helicopter tour is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn season (September to November), when the weather is favorable and mild.
Monsoon (June-September) is not the recommended time for the Everest Heli tour as the Everest region is mostly cloudy with a maximum probability of flight delays and cancellations.
Winter (December to February) season brings extreme cold and freezing temperatures around the base camp. Although there’s a chance of flight delays, less traffic and views are fantastic in the winter season.
The major attraction of this helicopter tour is Kala Patthar, Syangboche, Khumbu glacier, heritage old monasteries, Sherpa settlements, Himalaya lifestyle, sightseeing of vibrant topography, etc.
Companies offering Everest helicopter charter flights
Air Dynasty, Simrik Air, Heli Everest, Altitude, Fishtail, Mountain Air, etc., provide Everest helicopter charter flights.
Cost of this luxurious tour
It costs around USD 1100-1300 each in a sharing of 5 pax to undertake an Everest helicopter tour.
Collect many memories with the Everest helicopter tour, which is a lifetime experience.