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    Flyover Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar Helicopter tour

    Flyover Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar Helicopter Tour

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      1 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Easy
    • Activities
      Adventure Trek and Tours
    • Vehicle
      Private Transport
    • Max. People
      5

    Highlights

    • An unforgettable flight over the diverse landscapes of this Himalayan country, from lush green hills and subtropical forests to alpine meadows and glacial terrain
    • Opportunity to experience th beautiful culture and vibrance of the Sherpa settlements, Lukla, and Pheriche
    • Breathtaking aerial panorama of the Himalayan peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Pumori, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and other surrounding peaks
    • Flying over the popular highlights of the mainstream EBC trek route
    • Aerial views of the world's highest glacier, Khumbu Glacier (4,900 meters)
    • Both on foot and aerial exploration of the base of the highest snow-clad peak in the world, Everest Base Camp (5364 meters)
    • Incredible 360° panoramic views of the Himalayas from the vantage point in the Everest region, Kalapatthar (5,545 meters)

    Flyover Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar Helicopter Tour 1 days

    Flyover Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar Helicopter Tour

    The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a short one-day exploration of the base of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest. Thousands of travelers set out on the mainstream Everest Base Camp Trek route every year, and among the other popular exploration packages of the Everest region, this helicopter tour has also been an all-time favorite.

    This exhilarating heli exploration will take you to major highlights of the Everest region in style. You will not have to take on the two-week-long journey to reach the base camp, and the overall challenges/difficulty factors of the EBC Trek are significantly reduced on this trip. So, you can expect a comfortable and luxurious experience in your remarkable Himalayan exploration.

    EBC Helicopter Tour will take you over the same mainstream trekking route, where you will be able to enjoy the aerial views of its magnificent allurements. During this heli exploration, you will land at Lukla and Pheriche. After completing the journey, you will also take your time to relish some sweet moments at the world’s highest-placed hotel, Everest View Hotel (3,962 meters).

    Join Eco Holidays Nepal to experience the thrill of soaring above the clouds on an unforgettable journey where every single moment is filled with the brilliance of the Himalayan panorama, and every turn promises a wonder.

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      Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary

      Although the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a one-day itinerary exploration, during this unforgettable aerial excursion. Your overall Himalayan adventure will follow the following itinerary plans throughout the day.

      Flight From Kathmandu to Lukla Airport

      Kathmandu Altitude: 1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet

      Lukla Altitude: 2,800 meters/ 9,186 feet

      Flight Duration: 45 minutes

      During the first part of the day, you will be picked up by our representatives from your hotel. You will then head toward the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport, where you will meet the flying crew members and other travelers.

      After a short briefing about the overall trip, safety precautions, and guidelines to maximize the experience, you will commence your aerial journey. You will slowly hover up from the bustling capital valley and head toward the lush green hills.

      Moving across the enchanting landscapes that comprise high hills, colorful valleys, and cascading rivers, you will head toward Lukla. Your journey slowly unfolds the most epic views of Himalayan vistas as you make your touchdown at this gateway of Everest.

      Flight From Lukla to Pheriche

      Lukla Altitude: 2,800 meters/ 9,186 feet

      Pheriche Altitude: 4,371 meters/ 14,340 feet

      Flight Duration:

      From Lukla, you will head toward another popular acclimatization destination in the Khumbu Valley, Pheriche. This stop point is popular as the acclimatization destination for Everest Base Camp Trek and Island Peak Climbing. You will get the opportunity to observe the popular landmarks of the region, like Phakding (2,650 meters), Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters), Tengboche (3,860 meters), and Dingboche (4,410 meters).

      After taking a short breather at Pheriche, you will proceed toward the further part of the journey, which will take you to the main objective of this exploration. From Pheriche, you will fly to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. However, remember if the flight group consists of more than 3 travelers, you will have to take a shuttle from here. One shuttle will carry a maximum of three people at once so our guests can enjoy a fully immersive with clear views and safe aerial adventure.

      As this is a group joining package, you will take turns for the flyover (3 travelers squad for each flyover). You can also select our Everest Base Camp Private Helicopter Tour Package for a more personalized experience. This private tour will also land on Kalapatthar, so you can enjoy the true Himalayan ambiance at the base of pristine peaks.

      Pheriche to Everest Base Camp/ Kalapatthar

      Pheriche Altitude: 4,371 meters/ 14,340 feet

      Everest Base Camp Altitude: 5364 meters/ 17,598 feet

      Kalapatthar Altitude: 5,545 meters/ 18,192 feet

      Flight Duration:

      After checking out the allurements of this vibrant Sherpa town, it is time to head toward the main highlight of this exciting Himalayan adventure, Everest Base Camp Trek. You will gradually fly over the remaining highlights of the EBC Trek, like Lobuche (4,910 meters) and Gorakshep (5,140 meters), before landing at Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters).

      Enjoying the magnificent landscapes of the Everest region, the closer you get to the base camp, the more breathtaking, stunning visuals your journey will unfold. Including the incredible views of the pristine Himalayas, you will also be able to enjoy the aerial views of the highest glacier in the world, Khumbu Glacier, at an elevation of 4,900 meters (16,076 feet).

      You will first relish the incredible Himalayan atmosphere at the foothills of the towering Mt. Everest. After exploring the base camp, you will then fly over the vantage point of the Everest region, Kalapatthar (5,545 meters).

      It is said that no journey in the Everest region is complete without enjoying the epic views of the Himalayas from this viewpoint. From the trekking vantage point of Kalapatthar, you can enjoy the breathtaking 360° Himalayan panorama of the pristine Himalayan peaks like Everest, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Makalau, Baruntse and other surrounding peaks. However, this exciting aerial flyover rewards you with even more extensive views of the Himalayan vistas.

      Fly Down to Pheriche From Kalapatthar

      Kalapatthar Altitude: 5,545 meters/ 18,192 feet

      Pheriche Altitude: 4,371 meters/ 14,340 feet

      Flight Duration:

      After the incredible flyover to explore Kalapatthar and Everest base Camp, you will return back to Pheriche. You will fly over the moraines and alpine meadows near the peak and make your flying descent across the mainstream EBC route in the alpine altitudes to reach this flyover start point.

      Pheriche to Everest View Hotel

      Pheriche Altitude: 4,371 meters/ 14,340 feet

      Everest View Hotel Altitude: 3,962 meters/ 13,000 feet

      Flight Duration:

      After crossing the beautiful settlements and spiritual landmarks in this flyover excursion, you will reach Namche Bazaar and land at the world’s highest-placed hotel, Everest View Hotel (3,962 meters). This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Namche Bazaar, the strategic acclimatization point of Everest Base Camp Trek.

      Here, you will enjoy a hearty breakfast with the stunning Himalaya panorama on the backdrop. This stop point in your exciting aerial Himalayan excursion will also mark the end of your journey. The journey further ahead will take you down to the starting point of EBC Trek.

      Flight From Everest View Hotel to Kathmandu via Lukla

      Everest View Hotel Altitude: 3,962 meters/ 13,000 feet

      Kathmandu Altitude: 1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet

      Flight Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

      From Everest View Hotel, you will continue flying down to Lukla, the gateway to Everest. Here, you will stop for a while to refuel and will get the opportunity to enjoy the mystical vibrance of the Himalayas one more time before bidding farewell.

      With the gratifying experience and heart filled with memories, you will hover up from Lukla and move along the flight to make your return back to Kathmandu. The pristine peaks will peek at the backdrop as you slowly fly over the transiting green lush landscapes and finally reach Kathmandu.

      Hotel Transfer From Kathmandu Airport

      After the completion of your aerial adventure and landing at Kathmandu, our representatives will then transport you back to your respective hotels. You can get some rest, and with the remaining part of the day, you can take a stroll around Kathmandu, which is decorated with beautiful lights.

      Thank you for doing the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Eco Holidays Nepal. We hope to see you again, have a safe journey!

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Flyover Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar Helicopter Tour

    • Airport pick up and drop.
    • Sharing Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp.
    • Experienced guiding by Captain.
    • Official expenses.
    • Oxygen for Emergency for in case.

    What's Excluded in Flyover Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar Helicopter Tour

    • 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.
    • Personal expenses.

    Departure Dates & Price

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    • Start Date13th Apr 2024
      End Date13th Apr 2024
      USD 1130Per person
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    • Start Date16th Apr 2024
      End Date16th Apr 2024
      USD 1130Per person
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    • Start Date19th Apr 2024
      End Date19th Apr 2024
      USD 1130Per person
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    • Start Date22nd Apr 2024
      End Date22nd Apr 2024
      USD 1130Per person
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    • Start Date25th Apr 2024
      End Date25th Apr 2024
      USD 1130Per person
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    • Start Date29th Apr 2024
      End Date29th Apr 2024
      USD 1130Per person
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    Essential Information

    Best Weather Guide for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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    As this is a helicopter tour where you don’t have to traverse across the remote and rugged trails of the Himalayan region, this adventure can be done throughout the year. However, the best window frame for this exciting aerial adventure is still during the high seasons, i.e., spring and autumn.

    The months of these high seasons are generally known for stable weather conditions. The air pressure in these seasons is also on the stable side, and there are fewer extreme atmospheric disturbances in comparison to the off seasons like winter and monsoon.

    So, if you want to experience a hassle-free and seamless Himalayan journey, we will recommend the spring and autumn seasons. Besides the immersive aerial journey, the natural allurements of these high seasons are at their peak.

    Thus, during your aerial journey in these seasons, you will be able to enjoy epic transition views, moving above the lush greenery to the alpine meadows with clear and pristine Himalaya vistas.

    Temperature of Everest Region During Spring (March, April and May) -- 15°C- 22°C (on average)

    Temperature of Everest Region During Autumn (September, October and November) -- 14°C- 18°C (on average)

    **Note: If you are planning your aerial adventure for the months of low seasons, i.e., winter (December, February, and January) and monsoon (June, July, and August), you will have to wait for the most suitable window frame to take the flight. So, you will need to have a few contingency days in case of flight delays or cancellations**

    Is Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Safe?

    Yes, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a safe adventure that provides you the opportunity to relish the magnificence of the Everest region in a single day. Your flights are operated by pilots who are well-trained in mountain flying and have relevant years of experience in the field.

    Also, the flights are operated in well-maintained helicopters. Eco Holidays Nepal only employs helicopters that are maintained to the highest standards and are known for their safety and reliability. All the aircraft got through regular maintenance checks and adhered to the manufacturer's guidelines.

    Before every flight, the helicopters are inspected by the maintenance crew, and only when the crew green signals the optimal condition of the aircraft, you will take the flight. Similarly, as this is an aerial adventure, monitoring weather conditions is the core safety factor.

    Thus, before taking off, the flying agency will closely monitor the weather conditions and conduct a thorough risk assessment before operating the flight. We prioritize the safety and well-being of our guests above all. Thus, in case the weather conditions aren’t looking good, we will reschedule or cancel the flight for the next best alternative day.

    We are strictly compliant with the aviation regulations and safety standards that are set forth by the governing bodies. All of the operations comply with the legal requirements and the best industry practices, so you can have peace of mind regarding the safety of your trip and just relish the once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    Considerations for Helicopter Tour

    The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a short and easy Himalayan expedition. This exhilarating aerial journey, which explores the popular highlights of the Everest region, is, without a doubt, a unique and remarkable way to explore the region.

    Including the popular highlights of the Everest region, in this Himalayan excursion, you will also get the chance to explore Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. Although this journey cuts off the physically demanding about two weeks of the trekking journey to reach the foothills of Mt. Everest, you will still explore the significant altitude points.

    The oxygen saturation level at the Everest Base Camp is at just 50% than the altitudes at sea level. Even though you will spend most of your in the helicopter, during landing, you should be careful about not rushing to high altitudes too fast while and be careful about your footing on the rugged landscapes of the region.

    Similarly, as the highest vantage point of this Everest Base Camp [5,364 meters/ 17,598 feet] and Kala Patthar [5,545 meters/ 18,192 feet] are at the alpine altitudes, the altitudes are generally cold. So, you should also consider packing warm layers, even if this is a short one-day exploration itinerary.

    Is This Helicopter Tour Worth It?

    This incredible aerial exploration, without a doubt, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You might have heard about trekkers doing the two-week trek to just explore the foothills of the incredible Himalayas. Similarly, the mountaineers take on challenging expeditions that last over a month to get the views of the Himalayas from the top of the highest peak in the world, a.k.a the stairway to heaven.

    However, this helicopter tour is unique and distinct from those adventures and will provide you with the opportunity to explore a completely new side of the Himalayas from a different angle. Besides the journey being suitable for every traveling enthusiast, you will also have more weather flexibility on this trip. Unlike the climatic conditions that can affect the overall trek, your iconic excursion will have greater adaptability to the changing weather, and you can even partake in this during the low seasons.

    This helicopter tour is more safer than the trekking adventures where you have to overcome the challenging and rugged landscapes of the Himalayas. Similarly, the experience and comfort of this exploration mode are unbeatable if you are looking for a less physically challenging adventure. There are no age restrictions, and even if you have health complications that are not critical, this tour is safer as it does not push your body to its limit.

    Thus, if you are a Himalayan and traveling enthusiast, doing Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour should definitely be on your bucket list. This will be a journey of a lifetime that you will always cherish, which will also give you insights into the true grandeur of nature and its mystical charms.

    Who is This Tour Suitable for?

    Flyover Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar Helicopter Tour

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is an ideal exploration prospect that is pretty much suitable for anyone who is willing to do it. Mt. Everest, which is the tallest snow-clad peak in the world, is the ultimate goal of every mountaineering enthusiast all over the world.

    Similarly, the foothills of this pristine peak in the Himalayas, Everest Base Camp, is also the goal of trekking enthusiasts across the globe. Anyone who is truly passionate about the Himalayan and high-altitude treks has definitely got this best camp quest on their bucket list.

    However, the demanding long hours of trek and the significant altitudes of EBC venture can be a challenge for many. That’s where this helicopter tour caters to the needs of the different kinds of travelers who cannot take part in the two-week-long foot exploration.

    Time-Conscious Travelers

    Managing two weeks of trekking in the limited vacation period might be hard to manage for some travelers. Thus, this short one-day exploration itinerary fits easily with anyone’s vacation plan. You will also have the chance to relish the incredible Himalayan ambiance of the Everest region with this remarkable helicopter tour without committing to a multi-day trekking itinerary.

    You will get the opportunity to observe all the beautiful highlights of the standard EBC Trek from the sky. On top of that, your package will also include the trip to the vantage point of the Everest region, Kalapatthar, so, in overall, it is a complete and fulfilling journey to the Himalayas.

    Luxury Travelers

    Trekking across the two-week-long journey, where you will eat and rest at the teahouses/lodges along the route, might not be fitting for those who are looking for luxurious getaways. Thus, this aerial exploration, which eliminates the need to stay at the Himalayan region’s lodges/teahouses, sums up a perfect exotic exploration opportunity.

    You will not leave the comfort of your star hotel for accommodation at the mountainside. Similarly, as the tour is completed in a single day, you will only enjoy top-tier services even at the mountain at renowned destinations like Namche Bazaar, Lukla, and Everest View Hotel.

    Physically Limited Enthusiasts

    If you are not familiar with the Everest Base Camp trek difficulty, it is at a moderate level. You will have to travel an approximate distance of 130 km (80 miles) on the remote and rugged landscape that slowly takes you to altitudes above 4,000 and 5,000 meters. Thus, the standard two-week trekking journey isn’t meant for everyone, especially the senior trekkers and enthusiasts with health concerns who face many difficulties during this long-haul trek.

    However, Eco Holidays Nepal’s EBC Helicopter Tour package will cut off the difficulty factors from your adventure and will provide you the opportunity to experience this magical journey. You will be able to explore the base of the highest peak on earth that you have always been longing for without much effort.

    Adventure Seekers

    As an adventurer, you seek different perspectives to admire the grandeur of mother nature. Granted that the Everest Base Camp trek and mountain expedition in the surrounding region rewards you with the most stunning views of the Himalayan vistas. However, this aerial goes beyond simple exploration.

    Unlike the trekking adventures and mountain expeditions, you will be able to admire the magnificence of the Himalayas from a totally different perspective. The aerial views of the pristine peaks, alpine meadows, glaciers, rugged landscape, and colorful settlements along the trail will be something you will always treasure.

    So, even if you have done the standard 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, enjoying the magnificent sights from the sky will be a totally new experience.

    Family Retreat/ Solo Traveling

    The long journey to the most exciting base camp in the world isn’t a suitable exploration for all age groups. Especially if you are traveling with children and looking for an exhilarating Himalayan excursion, the long trekking distance and significant altitude jump points can be major challenges. Thus, this exciting helicopter tour will bypass the major hurdles of the trek, and you will be able to have an immersive family excursion of the Himalayas.

    Similarly, safety and security might be a concern if you are not familiar with the terrain and understand the altitude challenges. So, if you are traveling solo and want to add Himalayan exploration prospects to your trip, this guided helicopter tour is one of the ideal options for a safe and exciting experience.