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    Everest Helicopter Tours

    5.00/5 from 2 reviews

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      1 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
      Heli Tours
    • Group Size
      Min. 10 Pax
      March to May and Sept - Nov

    Regarding Mountain Flight

    Apologies for the inconvenience. Due to a recent policy from the Civil Aviation of Nepal, all mountain flights have been suspended until further notice. As a result, we are not arranging any mountain flights at this time.

    Trip Overview

    Are you ready to embark on an incredible journey that will take you to the top of the world? The Everest Helicopter Tour is an adventure that will leave you breathless from the altitude and the sheer beauty of the Himalayan landscape.

    It's perfect for those who want to experience the thrill of the Everest region but don't have the time or physical fitness for a trek. This tour package is perfect for all age groups, whether seniors, kids, or teenagers. The 3 hours helicopter tour has grabbed quite the attention of adventure lovers and left them in awe.

    Hence, grab this opportunity to fly around the world's most famous region, watch the glorious mountains, and grasp all the moments. Book the tour with us, bring along your friends and family, and create beautiful memories in Nepal.

    Main Features

    • Enjoy the thrilling Helicopter ride to the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla.
    • Watch the bird's eye view of the Kathmandu Valley, amazing landscapes, and rivers along the way.
    • Witness the magnificent views of some of the world’s highest mountains above the sky.
    • Interact with the local Sherpas in Lukla and get to know their lifestyle.
    • Fly over the Everest Base Camp, the foothill of the world’s highest peak- Mt. Everest.
    • Land at the highest viewpoint in the Khumbu region- Kala Pathar.
    • Get a close-up of the glorious Mount Everest from Kala Pathar.
    • Catch a glimpse of the Khumbu glacier and many other snow-capped mountains.
    • Have breakfast at one of the world’s highest-placed hotels- Everest View Hotel, with a 360° view of the surrounding peaks.

    Route Overview

    Kathmandu (1,400m) to Lukla ( 2,860m) 

    Early morning, you’ll be picked up from the hotel and dropped off at Kathmandu’s airport. You’ll get into the helicopter and begin the ride to Lukla.

    Please remember that as this is a mountain helicopter tour, weather changes will lead to a delay or even cancellation of the flight. Please be prepared for the delays.

    Refueling at Lukla ( 2,860m) 

    After you get on the helicopter, you’ll start the ride to Lukla. On the helicopter ride to Lukla, you’ll be on the top and be able to see the Kathmandu Valley. Look out for the rivers, hills, and many different snow-capped mountains on the way.

    The ride from Kathmandu to Lukla will be 45 minutes. There will be a quick stop in Lukla for refueling. Lukla is a small town located in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. It is popular for being the starting point for the Everest Base Camp Trek and the shortest airport runway.  

    After refueling, the tour will continue again, flying to Kala Patthar- the highest hiking point.

    Lukla (2,860m) to Kala Patthar ( 5,644m) 

    The helicopter ride from Lukla to Kala Patthar will be a thrilling one. You’ll be awed by the mesmerizing views of the Khumbu Glacier, rivers, and green hills. Once you land on Kala Patthar, you’ll be surrounded by majestic peaks like Mount Everest, Nuptse, Changtse, Lhotse, Pumori, and the Khumbu Icefall. You can take beautiful pictures and enjoy the moment.

    Click pictures with your team/friends and enjoy your time.

    Kala Patthar (5,644m) – Everest Base Camp – Syanboche – Everest View Hotel (3,880m)

    The next program on the itinerary is the tour from Kala Patthar overfly to the Everest Base Camp. You’ll see numerous trekking camps, icefalls, glaciers, and mountains surrounding you.

    After an amazing time, you’ll head towards Everest View Hotel at Syanboche. The Everest View Hotel is one of the world’s highest-placed hotels. In fact, in 2004, the Guinness Book of World Records listed Everest View Hotel as one of the highest places in the world at 13000ft.

    You can order the breakfast of your choice and enjoy it with an amazing 360-degree view of the mountain.

    Syanboche( 3,880m) to Lukla ( 2,860m) 

    After completing your breakfast, you’ll head back to Lukla. On the way back, look out for rivers, and enjoy the view of the great Himalayas.

    Lukla(2,860m) to Kathmandu ( 1,400m) 

    There will be a quick stop at Lukla again to refuel the helicopter. After about 15-20 minutes, you’ll head back to Kathmandu, marking the end of the amazing Everest Helicopter Tours.

    Best Season

    Wondering when is the best time to book this tour? Well, here you go:

    The Khumbu region is well known for its unpredictable weather. Hence, it is very important for you to know the best season to book this tour.

    For the Everest Helicopter Tour, we recommend you book the tour in the Spring (March-May) and Autumn(September-November) season. These two seasons are the best times to be mesmerized by the Himalayas in the Khumbu region.

    The weather during these times is mild and warm with clear blue skies; you can enjoy the magnificent views of the glorious mountains without the disturbance of the heavy clouds.

    Alternative Tours

    We know everyone loves looking at more options for their holidays. Hence, we are with some alternative tours for you to explore.

    The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a similar tour that you can look into. The four-day journey combines the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and flying over the Himalayas via a helicopter ride to Kala Pathar.

    The next one we have is the Everest View Heli Tour. It is a 5-day tour that is slightly more adventurous than the other two. Our journey consists of catching a flight to Lukla, hiking to Everest View Hotel, and flying over the Himalayas back to Lukla via a helicopter ride. Exciting, right?

    Regardless of the tour you choose, we will make sure that it is an unforgettable tour in the Himalayas. So mark your calendar and embark on a Heli tour in Nepal with us.

    Cost Includes

    • Transfers between your hotel to the airport.
    • Three/four hour Everest Heli Sightseeing tours on sharing basis
    • Government taxes and office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals/Accommodations
    • Sagarmatha National Park permits fee, payable at Syanbuche $30.
    •  Any other expenses which are not specified in the cost include

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Everest Helicopter Tours set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Everest Helicopter Tours departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

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