Is the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Difficult?
This Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is a beautiful aerial journey to the top of the Himalayas. However, various things need consideration for the trek as well. The beautiful trail is generally a comfortable journey. However, it would help if you prepare well, as you might face altitude sickness.
Since you will be traveling to a high altitude quickly, you must prepare for altitude sickness. You will gain more than 4000 m in height from Kathmandu (1400m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m). Another factor is the region's cold weather, which can be pretty challenging.
Heavy rainfall and snowfall in the winter make the trek challenging. There is cold weather in the area that can drop below - 15 degrees Celsius. There are challenging low visibility, overcast conditions, and heavy rainfall, especially in the off-season. Hence, there can be many delays and challenges due to these weather conditions.
Some altitude sickness symptoms include nausea, headache, vomiting, dizziness, and others. You can take Diamox tablets to tackle altitude sickness. We provide all these facilities in our Everest Base Camp Sharing a helicopter package, including medical first aid, supplementary oxygen, and emergency facilities. All these logistics get covered in this helicopter tour.
When is the Best Time for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
The Everest base camp helicopter tour is ideal in clear conditions with stable weather. Hence, this helicopter tour is perfect throughout the year with good weather conditions. Since Spring and Autumn generally have clear days, you can take this tour during these seasons.
In these seasons, the weather remains clear with fewer weather-related challenges. These conditions are essential for a helicopter tour. The region has moderate temperatures during these seasons, allowing you to explore the area more freely.
The helicopter tour is ideal in the Spring season, which ranges from March to May. The temperature of around 20-25 Degrees Celsius is perfect for any sort of adventure in the region. The views are clear, with incredible views of the snow-clad mountains of the area. However, the weather at the high altitude remains cold throughout the year.
The autumn season is also ideal for the trek as it provides you with the best weather conditions. The beautiful weather also includes warm conditions and moderate temperatures. This season has mild weather from September to November, with the average temperatures ranging from 15 degrees Celsius. This season has high visibility, with majestic views of the snow-clad mountains.
The winters are challenging in the region, with temperatures at an extremely low level. You will experience temperatures that range around -10 to -15 degrees Celsius. The Everest region gets covered in thick winter snow, making the trip challenging.
But since you don't have to trek through, you can also take this helicopter tour in the winter. The entire Everest region looks incredible in the winter. The summer monsoon season is another challenging time in the offseason as there is heavy rainfall. The area has heavy rain and a high chance of thunderstorms.
Therefore, the helicopter trip during the summer monsoon season can be pretty challenging. The monsoon season lasts from mid-June till August. You should also check weather forecasts in the region before starting on this helicopter tour. There are overcast conditions with poor visibility in these seasons. Hence, you should avoid these seasons as much as possible.
Why Book Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Package?
Quick and accessible travel
This Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is ideal for all travelers who want a quick trip in the region. The beautiful flight is relatively short, as it takes you to the base camp in around 1 hour. The beautiful helicopter tour is also accessible as you can get this trip on short notice.
There are not many weather-related challenges that can delay a helicopter tour. It can also fly in low visibility conditions. The journey gets completed in just 4-5 hours since you do not need physical fitness or training. Anyone, including senior citizens and children, is ideal for the trek.
Mesmerizing Himalayan vista
Everest Base Camp sharing helicopter flight is ideal because of the mesmerizing vista. The beautiful trip provides you with an awe-inspiring view of the region. The Himalayas look incredibly beautiful from the top of the helicopter.
You can observe natural diversities from the top, including green hills, serene waterfalls, glacial lakes, white water rapids, etc. The helicopter tour along the trail provides you with the best views of the spectacular natural diversities.
Low altitude flight
The helicopter tour is also low altitude compared to the airplane flight. The beautiful tour will then take you to the majestic base camp. You can observe the beautiful landscapes of the region up close.
Therefore, you will have a unique and intimate perspective of the region. You can also get a close view of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO-listed world heritage sites. Overall, you will have a great time on this helicopter tour.
Safe and Comfortable tour
The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is a safe and comfortable adventure. The beautiful trip is run by expert pilots and crew members who will provide excellent service. The ground team members of the area will also follow the safety protocols throughout the trails.
These highly experienced helicopter tour pilots have many years of experience in mountain aviation. There are also first aid and supplementary oxygen facilities if needed. Hence, you will have a safe and comfortable experience on this Everest Base Camp helicopter group-sharing tour.
Skipping the challenging rugged terrain
The helicopter trip to the EBC is ideal because it allows you to skip all the rugged terrain. At a minimum, the trek would take around 8-9 days to complete. Hence, you can easily travel without going through any trekking journey in the rugged terrain. Therefore, this trip reduces the difficulty of the trip significantly. Therefore, anyone, including children and senior citizens, can take this Everest Base Camp helicopter tour.
Essential Safety Tips for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
- Travelers should wear seat belts at all times during the helicopter tour
- Travelers should wait for the captain's captain's permission to enter or leave the helicopter.
- Travelers should not litter or throw items out of the helicopter.
- Do not move the back of the helicopter, as there is a rotor fan. It can be pretty dangerous as it keeps moving at all times.
- Only smoke once you have permission to smoke from the captain.
Packing List - Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
- Insulating thermals
- Gloves and socks
- Fleece jacket
- Lip balms
- Bottled water
- Down or warm jacket
- Warm trousers/pants
- Light snacks
Essential Facts about the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
- The group sharing the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour depends upon the region's weather conditions.
- The helicopter will only land and take off in clear weather conditions.
- You can land in specific places that get determined ahead.
- It can land at the next best possible location if that is not possible under certain circumstances.
- You need to join a group of 5 people on this shared helicopter tour.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Mount Everest Base Camp?
Mount Everest Base Camp remains located in the Solu-Khumbu district of eastern Nepal. It remains located in Province no 1 of the region.
Can the helicopter fly above Mt Everest?
No, the Mt Everest Helicopter tour cannot fly above Mt Everest. Flying above Mt Everest is dangerous and not recommended.
Can the helicopter land on Mt Everest?
No, the helicopter cannot land on the top of Mount Everest. Hence, it will land at the Kalapathar for the best views. Kala Patthar is the viewpoint of all EBC trek/tours.
Are children allowed on this helicopter tour?
Yes, children can take the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour. However, the children need to get looked after by the guardian, and they must remain comfortable. Children above two and a half years are considered adults for seat counting.
What is the duration of the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour?
The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is around 4 hours.
How long does the Helicopter Land at Kala Patthar?
This helicopter lands at Kala Patthar for 30 minutes, where you can enjoy the view and take pictures.
Are pets allowed on the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour?
No, pets are not allowed in the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour.
Is there supplementary oxygen available on the helicopter flight?
Yes, the Everest base camp helicopter tour has supplementary oxygen available.
What is the clothing required for the Everest Base Camp helicopter trip?
The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour clothing depends upon the region's weather. You will require light clothes in the peak season of Spring and Autumn. In the winter, you should take warm clothes, including thermals, jackets, windcheaters, gloves, mufflers, etc. However, a down jacket is always necessary at a high altitude location.
Can you take this Everest Base Camp helicopter tour solo?
This Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is ideal for solo travelers. The travelers can join other travelers in the group or take a private helicopter tour.
Can the helicopter stop for a longer duration?
In stable weather conditions, the helicopter can stay in the Everest base camp region for at most 5 minutes. Since the helicopter's engine must always be on, it cannot stay longer in the high Himalayas.
How are the pilots of the helicopter tour?
The helicopter pilots are well-experienced and highly trained. They have many years of experience in high-altitude aviation. You will get a safe and comfortable experience in the high-altitude region.
What happens in case of medical emergencies?
There are various safety protocols that we follow along the journey. There are first aid facilities available in terms of medical emergencies. Evacuation facilities are also available on the helicopter tour.
The Final Say
The beautiful Everest Base Camp helicopter tour (seat sharing) is an adventurous journey in the Himalayas. You will experience the area's scenic landscapes passing above the settlements to arrive at Kala Patthar. From Kala Patthar, you will explore around and experience the atmosphere.
Travelers can observe the area's snow-clad peaks. The tranquility of the place and its peaceful atmosphere will enchant travelers from around the world. Contact us for more information about this spectacular Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. Book your trip now!