Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is best travel package for travel enthusiasts who lacks enough holidays for normal Everest Base Camp Trekking but still desires to explore the gigantic Himalayan ranges from the lap of Mount Everest. This exciting heli tour takes you to the Base Camp of world’s highest peak Mount Everest (8,848m) and offers splendid mountain panoramas.
Moreover you can explore the rural lifestyle, cultures and traditions of local Sherpas residing in the Himalayas of Nepal. The Sherpas are famous for mountain climbing skills and bravery. The first one to reach the Everest summit successfully was a Sherpa named Tenzin Norgay with another expeditor Edmund Hillary. In addition you will be welcomed with locals in Everest Region with huge smile in their charming face and offers you warm hospitality that you will definitely love it.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour also takes you to Kalapatthar which lies over 5,000 meters altitude and offers you superb panorama of Mount Everest, Mount Cho Oyu, Amadablam, Lhotse and numerous other snowclad peaks. The heavenly view from this vantage point is worth observed. In addition to this, Kalapatthar also offers stunning sunrise and sunset views over magnificent white Himalayas.
Starting from Kathmandu, you will get new and more exciting views every next minute. The lush forests of Rhododendron, Oak and Pines looks alluring from the bird’s eye perspective. Every Tour and Trekking in Everest Region passes through Sagarmatha National Park and thus a permit of this national Park is mandatory for every trip in Everest Region.
Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, Kalapaththar and then to EBC and return Kathmandu
We will start this incredible voyage to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu in a chartered helicopter. Firstly, we fly to Lukla taking approximately one hour and stop there for fueling. Then the helicopter flies to Syangboche and stops for a while. From here, we will fly to Kalapaththar. As Kalapaththar is in very high altitude, you may have to do two shifts from Syangboche. We will land for just 10 minutes in Kalapaththar. Due to the high altitude and extremely cold climate, there is risk of shutdown of helicopter engine so we will stay for very short time here.
Then the flight takes you to the most awaited Everest Base Camp from where you can explore Mt. Everest and many other gigantic peaks closely. After spending some pleasant moments in EBC, we will return back to Kathmandu taking about one hour and the trip ends.
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Everest Heli tour has been great experience of my trip to Nepal. It was extraordinary and Helicoptering through the Himalayas flying close to the nature and landing 5700m a high at Mount Everest. It was Awesome and noteworthy.