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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Duration of Time: 3.30 to 4:00 hours
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Everest Helicopter Tour Overview

Have you ever wondered what the gorgeous Everest region looks like from up above? The beautiful Everest region looks even more stunning from a Helicopter. The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is an ideal tour of the Everest region. The aerial tour is perfect for those who do not wish to trek the harsh trails of the Everest Base Camp.

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is an excellent alternative for the regular Everest Base Camp trek. This Everest helicopter tour is perfect for families with children and senior citizens as it does not demand high physical strength or stamina. You could also take this short trip if you do not have much time on their schedule. Anyone can take this trip and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Everest Base Camp region in a single day.

The beautiful trip begins with a scenic helicopter flight to Lukla. The helicopter then stops for refueling at Lukla and we directly fly to Kala Patthar. The helicopter flies over the settlements of Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorakshep. After 10-15 min of view time, we proceed towards the Everest view hotel, which is the highest placed hotel in the world. You will have breakfast at the hotel.

We also fly over the stunning Khumbu glacier before landing at Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar. We enjoy the magnificent views of Mt. Everest and enjoy the magnificent Himalayan vistas. The 4 hours round trip to Everest Base Camp is an incredible Himalayan adventure.

A long duration and challenging trekking adventure might not be everyone’s cup of tea. For such travel enthusiasts, Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour package is a blessing in disguise. We provide this exciting luxury trip at a reasonable cost. Read the detailed information regarding the trip below and book your trip now!

Safety Guidelines

You need to follow some safety guidelines during this Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. It is important to note that you should not move back of the helicopter while landing in Lukla, Syangboche, Kalapathar or anywhere during the trip. This is because the rotor fan of the Helicopter (tail fan) keeps on moving during the landing procedure. All travelers must move out from the front after landing.

Major Highlights of the Tour

  • 360-degree panoramic aerial view of the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest and the neighbouring peaks including Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), Makalu (8,481m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and others
  • Landing at the beautiful Kala Patthar (5555 meters)
  • Delicious lunch at the highest placed hotel in the world “ Everest view hotel.”
  • Experiencing the majestic Tengboche monastery, Khumbu ice glacier and the gorgeous sherpa settlements from up above
  • Brilliant aerial views of the UNESCO listed World Heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and Sagarmatha National Park
  • Incredible view of the glacial lakes of the Everest region

Weather Around the Everest Region

The weather of the Everest region depends upon the season you are travelling. The altitude and the region also affect the weather around the area. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing is ideal on a clear day.

The months of September to December provide clear and stable weather. You can expect the temperature to drop around -5 to -10 degree Celsius in the morning and nights. The temperature averages around 15 to 20 Degrees Celsius in the daytime.

The spring season in the region starts from March and lasts till May. The snow begins to melt, and temperatures rise gradually. The month of June to September is the monsoon season that brings rainfalls but clears the sky as well.

The winter season lasts from December to March with chances of snowfall. The temperatures drop around -10 to -15 degree Celsius, and the daytime temperatures range about 15-18 degrees Celsius. You can experience the majestic Himalayas on the backdrop of the clear blue sky.

During the monsoon months from June to August, there are frequent rainfalls during the evenings and nights. However, the mornings are clear, with superb views of the mountains. The unobstructed view of the Himalayas after heavy rain is spectacular.

When is the Best Time for the Everest Helicopter Tour?

The weather around the Everest region is quite unpredictable. It is incredibly difficult to predict the ideal time for the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing.

However, the spring season (March to June) and autumn (September to December) provides you with stable weather around the Everest region. The clear blue skies, less amount of precipitation, and beautiful scenery make these seasons favourable for the Everest Base Camp tour.

Besides that, the outstanding views of the Everest region are also a highlight of the Everest Helicopter tour in Nepal. However, the weather in the Everest region is unpredictable and can change at any time of the year. The frequent weather changes leads to delays and cancellation as the weather needs to be clear and stable for the Everest helicopter tour in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost

We provide the stunning Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing at a reasonable price. The Mt Everest helicopter tour cost is USD 1050 per person. The helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp can accommodate at most 5 persons at a time.

The price might increase if there are not enough people on board . We also provide a professional guide for the Mt Everest Helicopter tour. You can check out the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing cost for more details.

Quick information / quick answer : Direct call , Viber /WhatsApp : +977 9851069596 (Subash) or Email: [email protected]

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour – Packing List

The Everest  Base Camp helicopter tour with landing is a short duration trip. You don’t need to pack heavy equipment or gears. A nice daypack with warm clothing would be enough for the journey. An oxygen cylinder remains on standby if necessary.

  • Thermals and insulating down jacket for Everest Base Camp / Kalapathar landing
  • Woollen Gloves, socks and hats
  • Wind/waterproof down jacket, trouser
  • An excellent camera to capture memories
  • Sunscreens, Sunglasses and lip balms
  • Some Light snacks, chocolates, dry fruits
  • 2 Bottles of water
  • Fleece jacket

Essential Safety Tips for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Always wear your seat-belt during the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing
  • Do not move from your designated seats during the flight
  • Do not throw any objects from the window during the flight
  • Stand during the flight is strictly prohibited
  • Do not smoke without permission of the flight captain
  • Do not move back of the helicopter as the Rotor fan of helicopter keeps moving,

Important Notes for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing depends entirely upon the weather conditions.
  • The unfavourable weather conditions makes the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing difficult
  • Flight around the Everest region gets delayed or cancelled frequently.
  • You can also get some extra time during the flight upon request to observe some of the prominent sites.
  • The pilot may land the helicopter at a convenient place in challenging conditions.
  • You can customize your trip based upon your preference and schedule.
  • Rescheduling is an option in case the flight gets cancelled or delayed due to the unexpected weather conditions.

Helicopter Models Used for the Flight

The AS350b3e series of helicopters get flown in the Himalayas. These helicopters are manufactured in the United States of America by Eurocopter, and Bell Helicopters. They are especially designed for high altitude conditions.

We use B3+, B-3, B-2, models of Helicopters that are ideal for flying in the mountains. These versatile helicopters are extensively used in the rescue operation around the Everest base camp region as well. On our Everest helicopter tour from Kathmandu to Syangboche, we can accommodate a maximum of 6 persons on the B-3+ engine.

However, the maximum weight allowed in the Syangboche to Everest base camp / Kalapathar is 250 KG. Hence, as the weight limit exceeds, the helicopter needs to take turns for shuttle from Syangboche – Everest base camp – Kalapathar – Syangboche. We can accommodate 3 travellers at a time in one shuttle.

The rest can enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Everest while waiting for their turn. As the first group of travellers come back you can proceed for the Everest base camp tour. We will fly down to Lukla and then to Kathmandu after the beautiful everest helicopter tour.

Booking Terms and Conditions

The total cost of the Helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp for a group of 5 persons with 500 Kgs altogether is USD 1050 plus FSC per person. However, if you are less than the required number of people, the total cost may increase and conditions may apply.

Payments by Bank Transfer:

  • You can email us with your desired date and the details.
  • We will provide you with the detailed costs of the given trip as soon as possible.
  • Email us the details after the bank transfer has been made
  • You will be provided with receipts at most 12 hours after the amount gets credited into our account
  • You should send your copy of passport along with the payment details.

For booking the trip, you need a copy of your passport and 20% of advance deposit which is non refundable. The final sum must get paid as you arrive in Nepal in government approved payment means of cash, visa / mastercard, traveler’s cheques etc. You are liable for other Bank service charges regarding the transfer or draft of bank.

All the packages are on sharing basis. Your individual expenses during the trip is your responsibility. You should take care of your personal belongings on your own. We are not liable for any case of loss, theft or robbery during the trip.

Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition hold the right to customize and change the itinerary, route, length and others in case of any emergency like weather difficulties, altitude sickness or personal injury, etc.

We request you to listen to our professional guides and refrain from any anti social or illegal activities. We provide genuine services with the aim of 100% customer satisfaction. For more details, please check our terms and conditions page.

Quick information / quick answer : Direct call , Viber /WhatsApp : +977 9851069596 (Subash) or Email: [email protected]

1. Pick up from your Hoel at 6:00 AM, Drop you to the Kathmandu airport., Kathmandu to Lukla Airport: 45-minute ride (fueling time is 10-15 minutes at Lukla )

2. Lukla to Kala Patthar: 25 minutes (landing time is 10-15 minutes)

3. Kala Patthar to Syangboche (Everest View Hotel): 12 minutes (landing time is 30 minutes for breakfast)

4. Syangboche to Lukla to Kathmandu: 1 hour 20 minutes.

5. Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Why Should I Take This Everest Helicopter Tour?

Incredibly Diverse Views

You can fly over the entire Everest region in just 4 hours. The landscapes are diverse around the region. There are many Himalayan rivers, glacial lakes, waterfalls, Buddhist monasteries, and tiny Sherpa settlements in the Khumbu region. You can also experience the warm hospitality of the local Sherpa community. The incredibly diverse views are the prime attraction of the Mt Everest helicopter tour.

Safe Take off and Landing

Our Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing is secure and safe compared to the mountain flight to and from Lukla. We put your safety before anything else. An experienced pilot and crew will guide you on every step of the trip. The experienced pilot and crew ensure a safe take off and landing procedure.

Low altitude flight

The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour with landing is unique from the Everest Mountain flight as it flies from quite a low altitude. You can experience a close view of the Himalayan mountains. This flight allows you to view the stunning mountain peaks in close proximity. Thus, the low altitude flight is a prime feature of this Mt Everest helicopter tour.

Private flight

You can also choose to fly private with a bunch of friends and family. You can move to the cockpit and observe the great views, and take outstanding photographs. This feature allows you to enjoy the beauty of the place without compromising your privacy.

Why Book with Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition?

Safety first policy

We at Exciting Nepal put our customer’s safety above everything. Our safety first policy is based on the customer’s requirement. We do not compromise with our policy at any cost.

100 % success rate

Our 100 % success rate places us as one of the best Helicopter tour providers in Nepal. The outstanding success rate is also a testament to our commitment and high quality service.

More than 12 years of Experience

We have been offering excellent services in the travel industry for more than 12 years. The high experience factor plays an important role in the successful completion of the Helicopter tour.

100% safe and secure payment

All our payments are through safe and secure means. You do not have to worry about any transaction leaks.

Our commitment

We at exciting nepal are a highly committed team with the common goal of providing excellent service to our customers. Customer satisfaction is our primary goal and we work on our toes to keep a smile on your faces.

Best price guaranteed

We guarantee you that we provide the best prices available in comparison to any other trekking agency. You will enjoy the scenic mountain views at a better price. Now, that is a deal you can’t miss!

Customize your trips and departure dates

If you book with us, you can customize and personalize your trips based on your desire and requirement. You can also choose to shorten or extend your itinerary according to your holiday schedule.

No hidden charges

We promise you that there are no hidden charges on the trip. We charge you only the trip cost. There are no booking or credit card costs.

Hassle free online booking

The booking procedure is hassle free. You don’t have to carry a large sum of cash with you. You can make payments using government approved means of cash, visa / mastercard, traveler’s cheque etc.

Experienced ground staff

We have experienced ground staff at work in the airport for ease of operation. They will help you at every step and in any emergency situation.

24/7 Service

We are there to provide you with 24/7 service. You can call or chat with us to plan or book your trip. You can also leave us a message on our voice mail or send us an email.

Guaranteed Departure

We guarantee you a departure on every booking. We reschedule your trip in case of any disruptions and delays based on the weather condition.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Detailed Itinerary

1. Kathmandu to Lukla Airport: 45-minute ride

We will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the Kathmandu airport on a private vehicle. The helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp takes about 45-minutes to arrive at Lukla. The trip takes another 10-15 minutes for refuelling at Lukla.

2. Helicopter from Lukla to Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar: 25 minutes (landing time of 10-15 minutes)

After refuelling at Lukla, we will board the helicopter for a stunning flight towards Kala Patthar. You can observe the spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of the entire Everest Mahalangur Himalayan range from the top.

Besides that, you can also observe the majestic Tengboche monastery, the Khumbu glacier, and the village settlements around the Everest region. After flying above the incredible Everest Base Camp, you will land in Kala Patthar for 10-15 minutes. The landing at Kala Patthar depends upon the weather conditions.

3. Kala Patthar to Everest View Hotel at Syangboche: 12 minutes (landing time of 30 minutes for breakfast)

After staying in Kala Patthar for 10-15 minutes, you can then proceed to board the flight towards the Everest View Hotel. We will have our breakfast at the famous Everest view hotel.

The Everest view hotel is the highest altitude hotel in the world. The stunning views of Mount Everest and other Himalayan ranges are breathtaking. We spend around 30 minutes for lunch at the hotel and then board the helicopter for the flight back to Lukla.

4. Syangboche to Kathmandu via Lukla: 1 hour 20 minutes.

After a delicious meal, we fly from Syanboche to Lukla for fueling and then fly back to Kathmandu. The scenic flight back takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes as we ride above the mountains overlooking the mountain peaks and green valleys below.

5. Pick up and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu.

After the beautiful Everest Base Camp helicopter flight landing tour, we will drop you at your hotel. You can relax and celebrate the completion of this short but incredible Everest Helicopter tour in Nepal.

Other Possible Helicopter Services in the Everest Region:

Helicopter from Kathmandu to Namche / Namche to Kathmandu

Kathmandu to Namche Helicopter tour is ideal for those trekkers who want to skip the flight to Lukla. The Lukla airport is notorious for the tiny airstrip and the dangerous landing on the side of a cliff.

Trekkers can then begin their trekking journey from Namche Bazar. The Everest Helicopter tour is also ideal for those who have a short time on their schedule and want to make the most out of their trip. The helicopter trip is also perfect for trekkers who wish to fly back to Kathmandu after a long flight.

Kathmandu to Namche Helicopter tour takes you through the incredible landscapes, pristine waterfalls, deep valleys, Himalayan rivers, and monasteries in the region. The aerial tour of the region is a lovely experience.

Helicopter from Everest View Hotel to Everest Base Camp / Everest Base Camp to Everest View Hotel

The helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp from the Everest View Hotel is an excellent opportunity to explore the region from up above the sky. It takes just about 10 minutes to reach Everest Base Camp from the Everest view hotel and vice versa. This is a unique opportunity to arrive at the foothills of Mt Everest in a short amount of time.

There are many instances of trekkers getting injured, tired, or sick at the last leg of the trek. Hence, a short Heli ride will help them reach their destinations easily in these conditions. This helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp provides us with an incredible panorama of the Himalayas in all its glory.

Helicopter from Kathmandu to Everest View Hotel / Everest View Hotel Helicopter to Kathmandu

The scenic Everest View Hotel Helicopter ride is also available. We also provide the return back to Kathmandu Helicopter ride from the Everest View Hotel.

The helicopter ride takes about 45 to 50 minutes to arrive at the Everest View Hotel on a scenic helicopter flight. You can observe the entire Khumbu region, and the brilliant aerial views of the UNESCO listed World Heritage sites in Kathmandu valley.

The return trip of Everest View Hotel Helicopter ride to Kathmandu is a blessing for those suffering from altitude sickness and have time restrictions. This helicopter ride is also ideal for people suffering from poor health, and need immediate rescuing. Altitude sickness among trekkers is quite prevalent in the region, and thus this Heli ride will take them to a lower area in a short amount of time.

Helicopter from Lukla to Everest Base Camp / Helicopter from Everest Base Camp to Lukla

The Helicopter ride to Base Camp Everest is ideal for those who cannot trek or do not have enough time on their schedule. Thousands of trekkers travel to Everest Base Camp every year but travelling the high altitude Everest region is not possible for everyone.

You can take this stunning helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp and return the same day though the helicopter from Everest Base Camp to Lukla. The helicopter flight takes around 20 minutes, and you can enjoy the spectacular mountain views, pristine lakes, vast lakes, and village settlements.

Helicopter from Lukla to Kala Patthar / Kala Patthar to Lukla

You can also take the helicopter ride from Lukla to Kala Pathar. Kalapathar is a great vantage point of the spectacular Everest Base Camp. You can observe the 360 degrees panorama of Mount Everest from the top of Kalapathar.

Lukla to Kalapathar takes around 15 to 20 minutes. The mountains are incredibly beautiful in the region. Kalapathar is a great place to take magical pictures of Mount Everest.

Helicopter from Kathmandu to Gorak shep / Gorak shep to Kathmandu

A direct helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Kathmandu is available if you do not wish to trek back to Lukla, and then fly to Kathmandu. The helicopter ride will take around 65 minutes to reach Gorak Shep from Kathmandu.

The beautiful views of you will see the closest and most beautiful views of the Himalayan ranges. Gorak Shep is the highest point of the Everest Base Camp trek and also the original base camp. The frozen sand bed is a great place to observe the entire Everest region from the top.

Related: Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter

Helicopter from Pheriche to Everest Base Camp

Pheriche is just a 10 minutes flight to the Everest Base Camp. The swift ride from Pheriche to Everest Base Camp is especially for those trekkers who cant trek any further or have fallen sick or gotten injured. The short flight is not busy, and you can reach the Everest Base Camp in just a few minutes.

Helicopter from Pheriche to Kathmandu / Kathmandu to Pheriche

You can take a helicopter from Periche to Kathmandu if you don’t want to trek back to Lukla. This stunning ride takes about an hour if there are no stops in the middle.

Alternatively, you could also take a helicopter ride to Pheriche and then start your trek to the Everest Base Camp trek to the base camp. The helicopter rides above the stunning settlements of Lukla, Namche, Lobuche, Dingboche etc. the spectacular views of the lakes, rivers, valleys, hills, and others.

Helicopter from Lukla to Tengboche / Tengboche to Lukla

Tengboche is famous for the Tengboche monastery, which is the oldest and monastery in the region. The Everest helicopter tour from Tengboche to Lukla provides you with the panoramic Himalayan ranges.

The 12 minutes flight gives the stunning view of the silver mountains and the unique gompas and terraced farmed villages. This helicopter ride also helps you to skip the trek from the Tengboche to Lukla.

Helicopter from Kathmandu to Tengboche / Tengboche to Kathmandu

The Kathmandu to Tengboche Heli ride is incredibly beautiful. You can fly back to Kathmandu from Tengboche on a Heli ride as well. The 55 minutes flight is ideal for trekkers who want to make their trek short and more comfortable.

This Kathmandu from Tengboche flight is scenic, and the majestic beauty of Mt. Thamserku overwhelms us as we land in Tengboche.

Helicopter from Tengboche to Everest Base Camp

The Heli ride to Everest Base Camp from Tengboche takes you to Mt. Everest Base Camp in just 12 to 15 minutes. The helicopter ride provides you with incredible views of Mount Everest, Tawache, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Thamserku, and others.

Helicopter from Kathmandu to Gokyo / Gokyo to Kathmandu

The Kathmandu to Gokyo Heli ride lets you experience the pristine Gokyo lakes from up above the sky. The Kathmandu to Gokyo valley Heli ride takes you around 60 minutes. The beautiful landscapes of the Gokyo region will enthral you.

You can also observe the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the biggest glacier in Nepal. The incredible views of the entire Everest region, Gokyo Ri, and the turquoise Gokyo lakes is the highlight of the trip.

Helicopter from Kathmandu to Dingboche / Dingboche to Kathmandu

The Kathmandu to Dingboche helicopter ride overlooks the stunning villages in the Everest region. The arresting Himalayas captivates you. The trip is also popular among trekkers who want to ride back home on a scenic helicopter ride.

Helicopter from Lobuche to Kathmandu / Kathmandu to Lobuche

The helicopter flight from Lobuche to Kathmandu is quite popular among trekkers as well. The Kathmandu to Lobuche Heli ride or vice versa takes about 65 minutes. You can take these Heli rides.

We provide these helicopter services at a reasonable price. You can contact us for more details regarding these incredible trips.

 

Trip Cost US$ 1050 Per person
Cost Includes:
  • Hotel pick up and drop.
  • Helicopter flight to Mt. Everest.
  • All landing charges.
  • Value added tax and service charge.
  • All official taxes,
Cost Excludes:
  • All your food and drinks.
  • National park fees ( 30 USD ) 3390 NRS.  if applicable
  • Khumbu Village developers (Tax 18 USD) 2000 NRS  if applicable.
  • Airport Tax. ( 1.5 USD ) 200 NRS.

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1. Where is the Everest Base Camp located?

Everest Base Camp is in the Everest region of the Solu-Khumbu district in Nepal.

2. Does helicopter land at the top of Mount Everest Summit or the Base Camp?

The helicopter lands at Kalapather viewpoint or the Everest Base Camp but not at the summit of Mount Everest. Special permission is required, and the weather around the region might also affect the landing process.

3. Can Helicopters get to the top of Everest?

No, the helicopter takes you to the Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar. Mt. Everest expedition requires proper physical and technical climbing training.

4. What’s the highest altitude an average helicopter can fly?

An average helicopter flight’s maximum altitude generally depends upon the engine’s ability to work in thin air. The Turbine engineered helicopter to fly at 25,000 feet on average.

5. Can we go to Mount Everest by helicopter and walk down?

Flying to the top of Mt Everest is not possible due to the thin air in the high altitude conditions. The helicopter has to land in the Everest Base Camp.

6. Why helicopter cannot fly to Everest?

The high altitude regions have thin air. A Helicopter requires a certain amount of air for the lift. The peak of Mount Everest has a low atmosphere, and thus it is impossible to get the lift needed and fly on top of Everest.

7. What is the highest a chopper has gone?

Didier Delsalle took his Eurocopter AS350 Squirrel and touched down on the summit of Mount Everest 8,848 m (29,029 ft) enlisting his name in the Guiness world record.

8. Why is a helicopter tour the best travelling option in Nepal?

While Nepal is well known for the pristine trekking route, not everyone can complete the harsh trekking adventure. Hence, a short but fulfilling helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp is your best travelling option.

9. Why can’t a helicopter go as high as an aeroplane?

Helicopters require a particular lift to fly. Helicopters fly around 15,000 to 18,000 feet. The lack of air in the high altitude regions is the reason why a helicopter can go as high as aeroplanes.

10. Do aeroplanes fly above Everest?

No, the aeroplanes do not fly over Everest. The commercial planes fly at an altitude of 28- 35,000 ft (8000 m). The Himalayan mountain ranges are around 30000 ft and can cause any problems. However, there is a scenic Mt Everest flight that takes you around Mount Everest and the Himalayas for a tour.

11. Do you carry oxygen during the flight?

Yes, we the helicopter carries oxygen for emergency purposes, But prior information before boarding is necessary.

12. How long does it take to get from Kathmandu to Lukla?

Kathmandu to Lukla takes about 40 Minutes in average weather condition.

13. How long does it take for Helicopter from Lukla to Everest Base Camp / Kalapathar?

The helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp from Lukla takes about 15 to 16 minutes to fly over Everest and land in Kalapatthar

14. How long is the Helicopter Land at Kalapatthar?

This helicopter lands at Kalapatthar for about 7 to 10 minutes for sightseeing and pictures.

15. Can the helicopter hold a bit longer at the Kalapatthar on a special request?

The helicopter can hold an additional 2 minutes on a special request but not more than that. It is a bit risky to stop the helicopter longer at high altitude because of low oxygen levels. Furthermore, the helicopter cannot get switched off completely while landing at the Kala Patthar due to low oxygen levels and temperatures.

16. How Long the Helicopter stops at the Everest view hotel in Syangboche for breakfast?

The helicopter stops for around 30 minutes at the Syangboche ( Hotel Everest View) for breakfast.

17. How can we have a Mount Everest Base Camp helicopter tour?

Please go through the detailed itinerary of the Everest Helicopter tour in Nepal and contact us for more information regarding the trip.

18. Who leads the trip and are they well trained and experienced?

All our pilots and crew are well-experienced professionals with decades of experience in the helicopter aviation sector. We believe in Eco-tourism and responsible tourism that respects the local culture and history and traditional life of the villagers. We promote tourism that does not hamper the pristine environment of the region.

19. What does the crew do in case of any medical emergencies?

All our crew members, including the pilot and the ground staff, have strong medical knowledge and can help you in any emergency condition. They are well equipped in first aid and also provide helicopter evacuation if necessary.

20. Does the Helicopter have a pressurized Cabin?

We do not have pressurized cabin helicopters in Nepal. We at Exciting Nepal fly B3-E Helicopter which does not require a pressurized cabin.

21. What about the meals and drinks along the Everest Helicopter tour in Nepal?

We will have our lunch at the Everest view hotel (syangboche), which is the highest placed hotel in the world. The expansive menu of the hotel at such a high altitude will surprise you. You can also carry light snacks to munch on during the flight. You can take at most two bottles of water for the trip. Besides that, you can also find water and other drinks at the Everest view hotel as well.

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Internally satisfying

I was going through some rough times in my personal life. I could not decide what I need to do or what I want. One of my friends suggested that trekking in Nepal could be the best option for you at this moment of your life.

I am not much of a traveling guy. I had never gone to another country for trekking or anything like that. At this point in my life, where nothing was going right I decided to visit Nepal. I had some ideas about Nepal through my friends. Browsing through the internet, I found various packages related to Helicopter landing to Everest Base Camp.

I was pretty much excited to visit Nepal and Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. I started communicating with Exciting Nepal and after a few chats, I came to know they were experts in this field. They seemed so polite, friendly and professional, I decided to go with them. They resolved my queries and confusion without any delay.

Within a few weeks, I met them in Kathmandu. Mr. Subash and his team had made all the necessary arrangements. The helicopter ride towards the Everest region was one of the best decisions I made till now. Lukla was the first destination, I am still amazed by the landscape and surroundings of this area. All those snow-capped mountains and cool breeze passing through the ear, I won’t forget it anytime soon.

Kala Pattar was the highlight of the tour. The view you get from there is beyond imagination. I felt some instant connection with this place. I don’t know whether it is me or the place but I felt some pure vibe with this Everest region itself. I would like to thank my friend and Exciting Nepal team for making this trip internally satisfying.

Alex TB, Brazil
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One of the Best moment with Mt. Everest and Helicopter

This four hours Helicopter tour to the Everest Base camp Took us to the  Everest region which land at the Kalapatther view point which is 5500 MTRS or so. The Helicopter flew near by the base camp with low altitude so we also had a great experience of the Mt. Everest Base Camp view.  The Amazing part of the trip is landing at Kalapttar Landing at Syngboche, Landing at Lukla. The View of the Mt. Everest , Nopthse and Loptse was juts stunning which was really close. The trip is a really great value if Money. Great ground handling team, omg time pick up and drop. Thank you for arranging this trip so profession.

Greeta, Spain

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Intriguing Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp

Exciting Nepal arranged our Helicopter tour straight away to the mighty Himalayas in last December. I and my husband along with our kids toured to Everest Base Camp as we always wanted to get as close as we could to the Himalayas. We were lacking enough time to hike upward to the Base Camp so after an hour of search through the internet, we consulted with Mr. Subash K.C about our expectations and requirements. We were totally reassured for doubts and questions we had then we finalized the tour.

That was our first ever experience on a chopper flying above the shiny and snowy mountains. We were flying over some of the highest mountains on the planet. All the crew members were strictly professionals and responsive to every query we’ve got. We flew from T.I.A in Kathmandu and landed for refueling at Lukla forty-five minutes later. On the way, we were able to see thick rhododendron forest, passing one hill after another, leaving behind valleys and small settlements. The aerial view of the landscape, ice, and glacial lakes is worth mentioning.
In just a matter of a few hours, we were at the base of the world’s highest mountain. The surrounding view was breathtaking and unexplainable in words. I would suggest every adventure lover and enthusiastic traveler do the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour once in their lifetime.

Transportation, tour management, guidance and information, all were fine as expected. I would suggest Exciting Nepal’s tour and service to my friends.

Neha Gupta, New,delhi india
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Amazing 2 days Chisapani Hike

I did the Chisapani hike in December of 2016 wth my college friends. Our trip was managed by Exciting Nepal, a travel-based company in Thamel. They had the best reasonable price for the trips and their hospitality was great.

The day hike to the wilderness of Shivapuri National Park was absolutely amazing. We were told by our guide that 300 species of birds and animals like Leopard, Wild Boars, Pangolin inhabited this National Park. Our trip guide was very humble and flexible to our needs and last-minute changes. Almost six hours of hiking was pretty tough in the beginning but gradually it became easier after a few hours. Water Falls, scenic view of Kathmandu valley, wild chirping of birds, natural vegetation, and escape from hustle and bustle of the city area is what you can look for in this short hike.

We stayed overnight at Hotel Trekker’s Paradise. We were whole-heartedly welcomed and served warm and refreshing meals there. The hotel room was very home-like: clean with cozy beds. After continuously hiking for almost 7 hours on the following day, we took a local bus from Jharsing Pauwa and headed towards our hotel.

We all were immensely pleased by the hospitality and outstanding management of the trip by Exciting Nepal. They provided us with adequate information and a knowledgeable guide which made our trip more amazing. Thank you Exciting Nepal.

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The Everest and Ẽxciting Nepal

Subash from the Ẽxciting Nepal Trek aranged our Helicopter tour to the Everest báse cạmp flying over and landing at the Kalapatthar. the finest moment ò our life was when we landed at the Kalapatthar height. The flight was landed at the Lukla airpỏt well ás the Everest view hotel for the breakfast. The scenery was stunning all the time during the flight, The Helicopter was not fully booked while we had a tour so for ús was lucky that we can chốose the bést seat for the bést views.The total flight time was three hours. The ground handling team was professional. Thank you so much for picking up from the hotel and dropping ús to the Hotel àfter the tour.

Nabam N, Canada
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Outstanding aerial tour in the Himalayas

A close friend suggested this stunning Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour. Frankly, I was very nervous about the helicopter ride as I had never been on a helicopter before. But the outstanding crew at Exciting Nepal assured us and helped me get past my anxieties. The exciting trip was just out of this world. The sharp pick up timings, smooth ride and the overall management of the trip was very well organized. The aerial tour was absolutely breathtaking and provided us with stunning views of the snow capped mountains from up above.

The flight captain and the crew of the Helicopter was very friendly and gave us a detailed tour of the stunning Everest Base Camp. We made some great memories that we are going to cherish all our lives. Highly recommended!

Simonkennedy, Fort-de-France, Martinique
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Best Time in Everest

I went to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with my friends recently and booked my tour with Exciting Nepal. Mr. Subash helped us a lot to plan our tour and we got immense support from the entire team. Thankfully the weather was nice and we did not face any problem during the tour.

The flight was smooth and we had well-experienced pilots with us. We had an amazing breakfast at the lap of Mt. Everest. We got to see amazing views of different mountain peaks. This was one of the most exciting trips of my life. We had the best time of our life and all thanks go to Exciting Nepal.

Andy, United Kindgom
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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, Professional Handling Team

We booked our day trip to Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with Exciting Nepal. We have booked our trip by email and paid for the trip. We have picked from our hotel early morning and drop to the airport. A boarding pass was handover up on arrival at the airport. We had to wait around half an hour for major our weight and all the process.

Flying to Lukla was around 60 minutes less with the stunning views of the mountain on the left side. Green hills and waterfalls on the right side. What an amazing flight. Waiting at the Lukla was for 10 minutes or so, we flew to Hotel Everest View hotel and landed our Helicopter there for breakfast. The flight was gorgeous with the view of high snowcapped mountain, glaciers, and rivers. The view of Mt. Everest from Everest view Hotel terrace was mesmerizing.

From hotel they the helicopter made Shuttle to the Everest, Kalapatthar landing and back. It was two people in one shuttle and we three were on the next shuttle after the light breakfast. Landing at Kalapatther was just incredible with the close view of Mt. Everest with loptse and Noptse. It was short time landing. The pilot flew the helicopter with low altidue so that we can view the base camp and glacier as well. The trip was value for money and the team of this trip was professional. Thank you guys.

George Johnson, united kingdom
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Everest Helicopter Tour

We did a once in a lifetime helicopter flight to Lukla, fly over base camp (unfortunately it was a bit high) and a brief stop over at Kalapathar. The flight was amazing as we fly through the valleys and have an exhilarating view of the mountains. Short of trekking to base camp we could see the Khumbu glacier and the many tents that dotted the base camp. We were lucky that on that morning the sky was cloudless and Mount Everest was in full view.
I had chosen Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition because it had very good reviews. Indeed although the shop was small, Subhash was very professional, always ready to answer all my questions about safety, cost, etc. I even requested for an extra oxygen tank for my friend and that was catered for.
I can say that Subash is a reliable agent and one can place one’s trust in his organization. Truly recommended

Dr.waichoonglye, Singapore
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Awesome Experience

Title is an understatement, no words can describe the majestic place that is the Khumbu Valley and the mountains surrounding it, and the experience of flying around them. Worth every penny! Service by Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition – particularly that of Subash, greatly contributed to the superb experience. They are responsive, accommodating and helpful at all times and you get exactly what you agreed, even under unforeseen circumstances. Congratulations to the team!!

RRRMX, Mexico

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  • Minimum altitude: 1300
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  • Season: March to may - Mid Sept to Mid Jan
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