After landing at Lukla for fueling, you will fly to the airstrip in Syangboche, located at 12,340 feet (3,761 meters), or if you wish to have breakfast at Hotel Everest View, the helicopter will land at the hotel’s helipad. From Syangboche your tour will take you closer to Mt. Everest and all the magnificent Himalayas, like Amadablam, Pumori, Number, and Cho Oyu. The Solukhumbu (Solu) region of Nepal. This region is famous not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain but also for its Sherpa villages and monasteries with their virtually unchanged unique culture. Solu has received countless trekkers and mountaineers from all over the world. Solukhumbu has developed to a stage where many options are possible, from a full-scale expedition with tents and porters to an independent trek using the local lodges. Sagarmatha National Park, established in 1976, covers much of this region. This fascinating land, surrounded by high mountains, is a real paradise for mountaineers and trekkers. Depending upon the crowd at the base camp, you will land either at Everest Base Camp or head closer to Kala Patthar for a quick photograph. After, the helicopter will fly you back to Syangboche or Lukla and to Kathmandu.
Package Cost: USD 1250 per person
Duration: 1 Day
Observe and feel the natural beauty of Nepal and the Himalayas on a 4-hour Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. This tour is the easiest way to visit Mount Everest and see the surroundings from a height of more than 16,000 feet (5,000 meters).
What to Expect
See Mount Everest and its surrounding nature from inside a helicopter on this 4-hour helicopter ride from Kathmandu. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour meets the desires of tourists who want to take advantage of seeing most of the area in a short amount of time and is good for persons in any kind of physical shape. Your journey starts from Kathmandu Airport with a helicopter moving eastward, flying parallel to the Himalayan range, allowing magnificent vistas of the soaring Himalayan peaks.
5:30 am: Drive from the hotel to the airport.
6 am: Fly to Everest View Lodge for breakfast and exploring
7:40 am: Fly from Everest View Lodge to Everest Base Camp to Kalapather ( We do land in Kalapathar )
8:40 am: Fly from Everest Base Camp to Lukla and continue flying to Kathmandu
10 am: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
Notice on Domestic Flight Kathmandu to Lukla
The Government of Nepal has announced an issue for the flight operation to Lukla. Most flights to Lukla will commence from Ramechhap until further notice to avoid heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport.
The airport in Ramechhap is located 130km from Kathmandu (approximately 3-4 hours drive).
Alternatively, helicopter arrangements can be made for 5 people sharing basis with the addition of USD 500 for one way flight per person to change your airplane flights to the helicopter. We will try to coordinate and form groups at the airport for this arrangement, but we cannot guarantee it.
The drive to Ramechhap and flight to Lukla is guaranteed unless the flight is canceled due to bad weather conditions.
Travelers are suggested to advise us on the preferred alternatives for the flights to/from Lukla affected due to possible delays or disruptions.
Please contact us to customize this tour.