Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour takes you on an aerial tour of one of the most beautiful places in the world, the Sagarmatha National Park. You will come across these wonders of nature face to face, which is a privilege, as most people only get to see them from miles away. It’s an amazing experience to be a part of this journey from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp and back, and have the astounding aerial view of all the places that happen to fall on the route.
Depending on the duration of the tour, there are multiple pit-stops fixed at various wonderful locations in the Khumbu region. The tourists have enough time to rest, move around and completely enjoy the spectacles in the region, the major one being the Everest Base Camp.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Generally, the Everest Helicopter Tour is 4 hours long. It starts at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. From this location, the tourists are taken straight to the Everest Base Camp. During the journey, they get the superb aerial views of the entire valley, the beautiful green hills and of course the mountains. With every passing minute, they feel getting closer and closer to the mountains. The views get even better, once they enter the Sagarmatha National Park Area, which is located northeast of Kathmandu.
At the camp, they take some rest and spend a brief amount of time enjoying the up-close view of the different peaks and glaciers. From there, they head towards Kala Patthar. Situated at an altitude of 5545 m, this peak offers an amazing view of mountains like Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu and so on. Few say that the views from here are even better than the Everest Base Camp. Probably that’s the reason why any trekking journey to this area is incomplete without the hike to Kala Patthar.
After their stop at Kala Patthar, they make their way to Everest View Hotel at Syangboche, where the tourists are offered lunch. The hotel offers 360-degree panoramic views of various mountains and hills. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best places to dine in the Himalayas.
Depending on the Everest Helicopter Tour package, or the remaining time left, the tourists could fly to this complex of lakes called Gokyo Lakes. It is one of the most amazing places to visit in the region. Beautiful scenery of the lake with the backdrop of the mountains is to die for. The tourists may choose to visit this place either before going for the lunch or after the lunch, as per their convenience.
Finally, from Gokyo Lakes, they get to ride on the chartered helicopter one last time, as they are brought back to Kathmandu. And this is where the tour concludes.
Nepal Helicopter Tour Cost might range from $2500 to $3500 depending on the company, the duration of the tour, and other facilities. There are multiple agencies that offer this package, so, it’s important to get to know all the terms and conditions before signing up.
Everest Helicopter Tour is a great supplement to Everest Base Camp Trek if there is a time limitation factor in the schedule of the traveler. It offers the same thrills, and certain enhanced experiences when compared to the trek.
Of course, there’s nothing that can successfully replace the feeling of walking among the hills. But mark my words, taking an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing options at multiple attractive locations is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You will never be able to forget such an experience. Trying it is definitely a worthy thing to do!
If you also have less time but you want to capture the enrich beauty of mountains and have a lifetime experience you could also try the Mountain flight.
Day 1: Flight in and out to Everest Base camp
√ Airport pick up and drop by private vehicles
√ Lunch in Everest Base Camp
√ Helicopter for in and our from Everest base camp