Experience the astonishing mountain views of Sagarmatha National Park on a 4 hours Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour. Your tour will start from Kathmandu by taking an early morning helicopter flight to Lukla airstrip in the Solukhumbu district. On the flight, you will see breathtaking views of the Himalayas and numerous scattered settlements on the remote mid-hills of Nepal. After an hour of the flight you will land in Lukla for the refuel, afterward, you will fly over the Dudhkoshi River, Namche Bazar, Thame village and to the Gokyo lakes. You will fly over the Gokyo valley which offers mesmerizing views of mount Cho Oyu, six Gokyo lakes and the Gokyo glacier. From Gokyo, you will fly over the Chola Pass, Lobuche, and land in Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar offers one of the most popular views of mighty mount Everest including panoramic views of several snow-capped mountain peaks. You will spend approximately 15 minutes in Kalapatthar at an altitude of 5643m. After then you will fly to the base camp of mount Everest nearby where you will find several expedition groups camping over Khumbu glacier preparing to climb the Mount Everest. From the Everest base camp, you will fly back to Syangboche airstrip and have breakfast in the Hotel Everest View. The delicious breakfast accompanied by the stunning view of Mount Everest and numerous sky-scraping mountain peaks will make your tour a memory to cherish for a lifetime. After spending 45 minutes in the serenity of Syangboche you will fly to Lukla airstrip and then continue flying back to Kathmandu.
7:00 am – Pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu
7:30 am – Check in to the airport
8:00 am – Fly to Sagarmatha National Park for 1 hour
9:00 am – Land in Lukla airstrip for refueling and continue the flight
9:30 am – Land in Everest Base Camp and Gorakshep, explore the area for 15 minutes
10:00 am – Land in Syangboche airstrip and have lunch for 30 minutes
10:45 am – Fly back to Lukla and continue flying to Kathmandu
12:00 pm – Drop off to your hotel in Kathmandu
How much Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour costs?
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour costs USD 1100 per person. This cost will include flight fare, landing fees, national park permits, guide salary and breakfast in the Hotel Everest View. If you have a group of more than 4 people, you will get a good discount.
In which places will the helicopter land?
The helicopter will land in Lukla for 15 minutes to refuel. After then it will land near Gokyo lakes. It will then land in Kala Patthar followed by Everest base camp and Syangboche airstrip. From there, you will again land in Lukla airstrip and continue flight back to Kathmandu
How many people are boarded by the helicopter?
From Kathmandu to Syangboche airstrip 6 people will board on the helicopter. From Syangboche there will be shuttle flights each carrying 3 people and a maximum load of 240 Kg.
Which is the best time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour?
The best time for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour is during Spring and Autumn season in Nepal. During March, April, and May you will see more snow and biodiversity. During September, October, and November you will have more clear weather offering a sharp view of crystal clear mountains.
Which helicopters are used for this tour?
AS 350 B series of helicopters are used on this tour. These helicopters are reliable for mountain flights and rescue operations. The helicopters are manufactured by Eurocopter, France.
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