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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

At a Glance

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Activity

Sightseeing, Himalayan views, nature and cultures

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Best Season

All seasons

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Difficulty

Easy to moderate

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Group Size

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Transportation

4 to 5 hours Helicopter tour

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Accomodation

$1,260.00 / Per person

Description

The Highlight of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The world's highest Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour offers you excellent views of many mountains over 8000 m height like Mt. Everest (8848m/29028 ft.), Lhotse (8516m/27940ft.), Makalu (8485m/27838 ft.), Kanchenjunga (8586 m/28169 ft).

  • Great chance to explore the wildlife of many endangered species like musk deer, spotted deer, and red panda.
  • Enjoy the beautiful Sagarmatha National Park with lush green rhododendron forest.
  • Experience amazing "Sherpa" villages, observe Sherpa people and their culture, and view the great Himalayas.
  • Visit Namche Bazaar, well known for its local market's great view of Khumbu icefalls, Tengboche, Dingboche, Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar, and beautiful glaciers.

Why Should You Do the EBC Helicopter Tour?

  • Enjoy an aerial view of Mt. Everest (8848 m/29029 ft), Khumbu glaciers, Khumbu valley icefalls, beautiful Gokyo lakes, and Gokyo valley. You can savor these great landscapes in a couple of hours on the same day.
  • Get a close sunrise view of the world's tallest mountains, including Everest, Lhotse (8516 m/27939 ft), Nuptse (7861 m/25796 ft), Makalu (8463 m/27766 ft), Cho Oyu (8201m/26906 ft), and many other Himalayas.
  • Experience Sherpa culture and lifestyle, visit Namche Bazaar, Kalapathar (5550 m), EBC, and the natural UNESCO-listed Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Enjoy the massif view of Mt. Pumori (7161 m), great landscapes, Tenzing Hillary Airport (2850 m), and many more.

Everest Heli Tour Itinerary

The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour starts from Tribhuvan Domestic Airport to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to the Everest region, Everest Base Camp, and Gokyo Lake trek. From Lukla, we proceed towards Everest areas to view Everest Glacier, Everest Ice Fall, Lhotse, South Col, and the mighty Mount Everest. You can see Tengboche Monastery and return to Kathmandu via Lukla. Landing at Lukla is quite a unique experience. The Lukla airport, built by Sir Edmund Hillary in the bygone days, is hemmed in by hills and mountains.

Looking for an Everest Heli Tour?

Lukla is a Sherpa territory, yet it is crowded with thousands of trekkers during the season who are on their way to the Everest trek. Your mountain flight will give you the closest view of Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks. This tour will be a major highlight of your life adventures. Although the EBC Heli tour provides a dimensional vision of the mountains, its closeness would be the prime attraction of this flight. You can either do the EBC trek or enjoy the day EBC helicopter tour within a few hours.

The heli tour to massive Mt. Everest, surrounded by other mighty mountains, is the dominating feature here. If time allows, you can also do the Everest Panorama Trek. Another highlight of this flight is landing at the Tengboche Monastery, the Vatican of the Sherpas, known as the world-famous "Tigers of the Snows". The Monastery, recently rebuilt, is a "must" visit in the Everest region.

Moreover, you can experience the serenity and beauty of Mt. Everest and its neighboring Himalayas. The impressive blend of people and place, along with the fragility of the environment, makes this EBC Heli tour a lifetime luxury experience. Finally, savor the beauty of Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, and fly back to Kathmandu within the same day.

Itinerary

Arrive at Kathmandu airport and check your own hotel and will have a short meeting before your flight.

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport – Lukla to Kalapathar. Early morning wake up and transfer to domestic airport then get boarding to the helicopter. Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Next flight Lukla to Pheriche and Kalapathar (5550 meters). You can have breakfast either in Lukla or in Syanbouche. Mainly enjoy seeing the outstanding sunrise view of massif Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pheriche, Island peak, Ama Dablam, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Syanbouche. Explore the Khumbu region, beautiful valley, etc. Luka and finally fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.

Departure day or if you have more holiday can join the extra tour.

Inclusions

• Mount Everest base camp helicopter day tour
• Your airport pick and departure private transportation 
•  Everest national park tour permits.

Exclusions

• Extra meals and accommodations in Kathmandu.

Morning helicopter flies from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport – Lukla - Pheriche- Everest base camp /Kalapathar - Lukla- Kathmandu.

Next, stay a short time in Kalapathar and fly to Shyanbouche or Lukla and finally fly back to Kathmandu.

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