Highlighting flyovers of Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, this helicopter tour merges the awe of nature with the latest in aviation technology, offering an essential experience for all who visit.
  • DestinationNepal
  • Durations5 hrs
  • Trip DifficultyEasy
  • Group Size15+

Overview

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Excursion is an exhilarating journey that presents the splendor of the Himalayas from the skies. Brought to you by Sundar Nepal Treks, this expedition allows adventurers to witness the grandeur of Everest and its towering neighbors without the commitment required for a traditional trek. This flight takes passengers over the dynamic landscapes of Nepal, showcasing breathtaking views of Everest, the surrounding peaks, and the serene beauty of the Khumbu region. Highlighting flyovers of Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, this helicopter tour merges the awe of nature with the latest in aviation technology, offering an essential experience for all who visit.

Introducing Sundar Nepal Treks
Sundar Nepal Treks stands at the forefront of Nepal's tourism sector, renowned for crafting extraordinary journeys amidst the Himalayan wonders. Our legacy is built on providing exceptional travel experiences, supported by a team of experts committed to excellence. From mesmerizing Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tours to indispensable emergency services, we offer comprehensive travel solutions that cater to every need.

Our Range of Services Includes:

Personalized Helicopter Voyages: Tailor-made journeys that invite you to explore the hidden treasures of the Himalayas, designed to fulfill your individual wishes.

Heli-Trekking & Heli-Skiing Adventures: Combining the thrill of helicopter flights with the exhilaration of trekking or skiing, we create unparalleled adventures for thrill-seekers.

Emergency Services: Our team stands ready to provide swift and effective support for medical evacuations and search and rescue missions in Nepal's challenging terrains.

Expertise in High-Altitude Flights: Our skilled pilots navigate through the high-altitude landscapes with precision, while our team ensures your acclimatization and comfort throughout the journey.

Luxury Himalayan Retreats: For those seeking the finer things, we offer exclusive services including gourmet dining, premium lodge accommodations, and customized travel itineraries.

Cultural and Spiritual Journeys: Our helicopter tours also encompass the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of Nepal, offering insights into its profound traditions.

Dedicated Team of Professionals: Led by elite pilots and supported by knowledgeable guides and attentive staff, we work together to make every Himalayan venture extraordinary and secure.

At Sundar Nepal Treks, we pledge to deliver top-notch service, safety, and memorable moments. Our expertise and enthusiasm make us the ideal partner for your Himalayan explorations.

Detail Itinerary

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary with Landing from Kathmandu Detailed Breakdown

Departure from Kathmandu Hotel to Airport Helipad
πŸ•‘ 30 mins
Max Altitude: 1,350 m
Your journey to the Everest Base Camp begins with a timely hotel pickup and transfer to the Kathmandu Airport Helipad. This early departure at 05:40 AM sets the stage for the thrilling aerial voyage that lies ahead. Kathmandu, nestled at 1,300 meters, serves as an ideal springboard to the higher realms of the Himalayas. As you head towards the helipad, the excitement for the day's adventure mounts, promising unforgettable views and experiences. Under the meticulous organization of Luxury Holidays Nepal, every aspect of your departure is managed with precision, ensuring a hassle-free start to your helicopter tour.


 Helicopter Counter Check-in
πŸ•‘ 30 mins
Max Altitude: 1,350 m
With the dawn's early light casting a soft glow, the check-in process at the helicopter counter commences at 06:20 AM. This step is crucial for confirming all travel formalities are set for your flight towards the Everest Base Camp. It's important to have your passport ready for this process. Luxury Holidays Nepal's careful planning ensures this procedure is smooth and straightforward, allowing you to focus on the excitement of the adventure ahead. As you conclude the check-in, the anticipation for the breathtaking landscapes of Everest continues to build.

Flight to Lukla Airport by Helicopter
πŸ•‘ 30 mins
Max Altitude: 2,860 m
The adventure truly begins at 06:40 AM, as you board the helicopter for the flight to Lukla Airport, the gateway to the Everest region. The flight offers passengers their first glimpse of the majestic Himalayas from above. Lukla's unique high-altitude airport presents a thrilling start to the trek, surrounded by towering peaks. Flying with Luxury Holidays Nepal means experiencing these initial moments of awe in comfort and safety, setting the tone for the rest of your Himalayan adventure.


Refueling Stop at Lukla Airport
πŸ•‘ 10-12 mins
Max Altitude: 2,860 m
Arriving at Lukla Airport around 07:45 AM, the helicopter undergoes a brief but essential refueling stop, a process taking about 10-12 minutes. This logistical necessity ensures that the helicopter is fully prepared for the onward journey. Although brief, this interlude underscores the thorough planning that Luxury Holidays Nepal invests in each tour, ensuring a seamless experience for travelers. This pause also offers a moment to appreciate the bustling atmosphere of Lukla, a hub for trekkers from around the world.


Flight Towards Khumbu and Everest Base Camp
πŸ•‘ 30 mins
Max Altitude: 5,364 m
As the clock strikes 08:00 AM, the journey resumes with the helicopter soaring towards the heart of the Khumbu region and the Everest Base Camp. This segment of the flight reveals the dramatic changes in terrain, from lush valleys to rugged mountain landscapes. Witnessing the Khumbu region from the air provides a unique perspective on the area's natural beauty. Luxury Holidays Nepal's expert navigation ensures that this flight is not only a journey but an unforgettable experience, offering panoramic views of the Himalayan giants.


Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Overfly
πŸ•‘ 30 mins
Max Altitude: 5,545 m
At the peak moment of the tour around 08:30 AM, the helicopter gracefully hovers over Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, offering a spectacle unlike any other. This aerial vantage point, at approximately 5,545 meters, presents a sweeping panorama of the highest peaks on Earth. The view of Everest Base Camp, set against the backdrop of formidable mountains, is a powerful reminder of nature's grandeur. Luxury Holidays Nepal ensures this moment is captured perfectly, providing a blend of thrill and wonder that will stay with you long after the tour.


Landing at Syangboche Hill and Visit to Mt. Everest View Hotel                                                                                                                              πŸ•‘ 1 hr
Max Altitude: 3,880 m
By 08:50 AM, the adventure takes a serene turn as the helicopter lands at Syangboche hill, home to the renowned Mt. Everest View Hotel. Positioned at 3,880 meters, this location offers a moment of tranquility and breathtaking views of the Everest massif. Here, guests have the opportunity to enjoy breakfast against the backdrop of the world's highest peaks, a luxury experience that combines adventure with comfort. Luxury Holidays Nepal's commitment to providing exclusive experiences shines through in this carefully chosen stop, blending the thrill of adventure with the pleasure of luxury hospitality.


Return Flight to Kathmandu with Lukla Refueling Stop
πŸ•‘ 1.5 hrs
Max Altitude: 1,350 m
The return journey to Kathmandu begins at 09:50 AM, carrying with it the memories of the Himalayan grandeur witnessed during the tour. The flight back may include a brief stop in Lukla for refueling, a necessary step to ensure a safe return. This stop also offers one last opportunity to absorb the vibrant atmosphere of Lukla. Luxury Holidays Nepal's attention to detail and commitment to safety ensures a smooth transition from the high-altitude wonders back to the capital city, marking the end of an extraordinary journey.


 Arrival and Hotel Transfer in Kathmandu
πŸ•‘ 30 mins
Max Altitude: 1,350 m
By 11:40 AM, the helicopter lands back at Kathmandu's domestic airport, signaling the conclusion of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The return to the bustling city marks a transition from the serene heights of the Himalayas to the vibrant life of Nepal's capital. As passengers disembark, they bring with them the unforgettable experiences of their journey. Luxury Holidays Nepal ensures a smooth transfer back to your hotel, allowing you to reflect on the morning's adventure in comfort and peace, with the Himalayan skies etched forever in memory.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

What You Can Expect: Comprehensive Package Details

Helicopter Flight:
An immersive flight experience, showcasing the grandeur of Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, and surrounding landmarks from the skies.

Professional Pilot Expertise:
Flights are commanded by seasoned pilots, experts in navigating the high altitudes of the Himalayas, who also share insightful commentary during the tour.

Exclusive Stopover at Syangboche Hill:
The itinerary includes a stop at Syangboche, offering a moment to savor the breathtaking views and, conditions permitting, enjoy refreshments at the renowned Mt. Everest View Hotel.

Guaranteed Window Seat for All:
To ensure every traveler enjoys the panoramic vistas without obstruction, each seat next to the window guarantees an unparalleled viewing and photographic experience.

Prepared for the Cold:
Understanding the chilly high-altitude conditions, Sundar Nepal Treks provides warm jackets for those who may not have suitable gear, ensuring comfort throughout the journey.

Safety Comes First:
Before takeoff, passengers receive a thorough safety briefing, emphasizing the importance of security during the high-altitude flight.

  • Seamless Kathmandu Transfers:
    From hotel to helipad and back, efficient transportation services are included, facilitating a smooth transition to and from the adventure.

Experience High-Altitude Thrills:
This tour offers the unique excitement of flying over some of the highest peaks in the world, reaching elevations up to 5,250 meters (17,225 feet).

Equipped for Emergencies:
Helicopters come equipped with essential emergency gear and a first aid kit, underscoring the commitment to passenger safety.

Eco-Conscious Journey:
Mindful of environmental footprints, the tour practices eco-friendly flying to minimize its impact on the pristine Himalayan environment.

All-Inclusive Pricing:
The package covers all fuel charges and includes all government taxes, airport fees, and service charges, ensuring no hidden costs.

 

 

Cost Excludes

Not Included in the Package:

Personal Insurance:
Travelers are responsible for securing their travel and medical insurance, offering peace of mind throughout the journey.

Meals and Personal Expenditures:
The package does not cover meals, beverages, or personal spending, including souvenirs or tips.

Permits and Entry Fees:
Participants need to cover the costs of Everest National Park entry and airport taxes, payable in cash.

Beyond the Itinerary:
Any additional activities or excursions beyond the planned itinerary may incur extra costs.

Unexpected Expenses:
The tour does not cover costs related to emergencies, evacuations, or unforeseen delays, emphasizing the importance of comprehensive travel insurance.

Good to Know

Variable Timings: Weather and Air Traffic Considerations
Embarking on an adventure with Sundar Nepal Treks to the Everest Base Camp by helicopter, participants are reminded that the timing of this aerial journey is susceptible to variations. The Himalayas, with their stunning landscapes, also present a challenge with unpredictable weather conditions that can change rapidly. Ensuring the safety and well-being of all travelers, flight schedules may be adjusted in response to the weather forecasts and air traffic conditions. Sundar Nepal Treks prioritizes safety above all, occasionally necessitating changes in planned schedules to accommodate for weather variations and to navigate the complexities of air traffic around the bustling Kathmandu area.

Kathmandu Accommodations and Personal Gear:
Lodging in Kathmandu and personal trekking equipment are not included, allowing travelers the flexibility to make their arrangements.

This detailed breakdown ensures participants are well-informed and prepared for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Sundar Nepal Treks, promising an adventure of a lifetime amidst the breathtaking Himalayan scenery.