5-Hour Sharing Helicopter Tour To Everest Base Camp From Kathmandu
The Everest Base Camp Heli tour shows you magnificent views of high Himalayan peaks and dramatic landscapes of green hills and deep valleys. Mount Everest Base Camp Tour by Helicopter is one of the most exciting adventures, as you can fly high in the comfort of the latest model chopper.
- Helicopter Flight
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Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu which takes 45 to 50 minutes. Short break in Lukla of about 10 t0 15 minutes(fueling time).
Lukla to Kalapatthar which lasts 25 to 28 minutes. Once landing, another beautiful break of 10 to 15 minutes for Photoshoot and capture the Everest View.
Fly to Syangboche which takes 10 t0 12 minutes. Here you have 40 t0 45 minutes to enjoy a delicious breakfast with a picturesque background.
Fly to Lukla, then back to Kathmandu which takes 115 minutes to 125 minutes.
Airport pick up and drop.
Sharing Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp.
Experienced guiding by Captain.
Oxygen for Emergency for in case.
National Park fee which is Rs 3000 (around $30) if required.
Local government tax Rs 2000 (around $20) if required
Breakfast in Everest View Hotel.
Know before you go
Everest Helicopter tour FAQs
1) What is the total duration of the flight?
→ The total duration of the flight is around 4 hrs to 6 hrs (from take-off to landing at Kathmandu).
2) What time do we leave?
→ The best time for you to visit Everest base camp by helicopter is from 6:30 a.m to 1 p.m. So, we will leave at 6:30 am. This time frame includes refreshing stops and walks.
3) What is the highest altitude we will reach?
→ The highest altitude we will be reaching on the helicopter is 5643 meters at Kalapatthar.
4) Will the tour takes me to the top of the mountain?
→ By the top, if you mean the Everest base camp, yes. You will reach the Everest base camp as your main destination at an altitude of 5545 meters.
5) How long will we stay on the base camp?
→ You will arrive at your destination after about 2-3 hours and stay at the base camp for 40-50 minutes. There, you will have breakfast amidst the glorious mountains and their beauty. You could say you would be having one of the most extravagant meals of your lifetime. Then we will leave for return. So, you will be spending almost an hour in the base camp.
6) Can I go solo?
→ Yes, you can travel solo. If you want to join a group, you will be assigned to a group of 5 people and travel together with our guide. But if you want to travel alone with only the guide you can also opt for a private helicopter tour where you can enjoy the ride to yourself.
7) What food will I get on the tour?
→ You will get the chance to have a warm breakfast while enjoying the view of Mt. Everest along with other mountains at the Everest View Hotel in Syangboche.
8) Is any hidden cost included in the package?
→ No, there are no hidden costs in the package. The cost will cover all the inclusions given above.
9) Is there oxygen canisters on the helicopter?
→ Yes, there are oxygen canisters in the helicopter in case of emergencies so you can be assured.
10) Can I choose the seat on the helicopter?
→ The seats are rotated among the members. You cannot specifically choose to be in the front seat unless it is an absolute emergency.
11) What happens in case of an emergency?
→ In case of any emergencies, the captain will take you straight to the hospital. So make sure to inform the captain in case of any emergencies.
12) Will the tour be affected by the weather?
→ Helicopter rides can be interrupted by weather conditions such as heavy rain, snow, or fog. We will inform you in case of any weather conditions that may obstruct the flight on the day. Please be assured that we will not put you or our guides in harm’s way.
13) What is the model of the helicopter we will be taking? Is it failsafe?
→ We use versatile ranges of helicopter models for the helicopter tour to the Everest base camp. Models from Puma, Turbine Robinson, and the Airbus are all used for the helicopter tour. They are all failsafe and can fly up to 16000 feet.
The most common helicopter used for our helicopter tour is the model AS350B3e AirBus which can fly up to 23000 feet. This allows you to fly to the Everest Base Camp without any complications. Another model used in the helicopter tour is Robinson R66 Turbine and AS 350 FX II from various companies like Prabhu Helicopter, Simrik Air, Air Dynasty Heli services, etc.
14) Do I need permits even while flying?
→ No, you don’t need permits while flying on the helicopter. The helicopter tour only requires you to carry your passport and a copy of your passport. This does not require a national park permit or entry permit which you would normally require if you were trekking.
For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -Refund of 80% of the tour price.
|1 To 4||USD 1250 Per Person|
|1 To 4||USD 1230 Per Person|
This is a group tour