Are you looking for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to see Mount Everest up close? Look no further than the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, a unique and exhilarating way to experience the world’s highest mountain.
The tour begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. From there, you will take a helicopter ride to the base camp of Mount Everest, where you will have the opportunity to see the mountain up close and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. The helicopter ride to the base camp is not only a time saver but also an opportunity to see the panoramic view of the Himalayas with the comfort of a helicopter. The tour also includes a landing on Kalapatthar (5,550m/18,208ft) and a visit to the famous Tengboche Monastery, the largest gompa in the Khumbu region. Our experienced pilots and guides will ensure that your tour is safe and comfortable, and will provide you with all the information you need about the mountain and the surrounding area
The tour also offers a chance to learn about the local culture and way of life in the Everest region. You will have the opportunity to visit traditional Sherpa villages and learn about their customs and traditions. We provide you with top-of-the-line equipment and facilities to make your tour as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Our helicopter is well-maintained and equipped with all the necessary safety features.
Why fly in a helicopter to the base camp of Mount Everest?
Time-saving: The traditional trek to the base camp of Mount Everest can take up to two weeks, but with a helicopter tour, you can reach the base camp in just a few hours. This is especially beneficial for people who have limited time or who are not able to make the long trek due to physical limitations.
Comfort: Helicopter tours offer a comfortable and convenient way to experience the mountain and the surrounding area. You will not have to worry about the physical demands of a trek or the discomfort of camping in the cold and high altitude.
Panoramic views: A helicopter tour provides an unparalleled view of the Himalayas and the surrounding peaks. The helicopter ride offers a bird’s-eye view of the breathtaking landscapes and the chance to see the mountain from different angles.
Safety: Helicopter tours are a safe option for reaching the base camp of Mount Everest. The pilots are experienced and well-trained, and the helicopter is well-maintained and equipped with all the necessary safety features.
Cultural Experience: The tour also includes a visit to traditional Sherpa villages and learning about their customs and traditions.
Things to know before flying to the base camp of Mount Everest:
Altitude sickness: The base camp of Mount Everest is at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet), and altitude sickness can be a concern. It is important to acclimatize properly and to be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness.
Weather: The weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable and can change quickly. It is important to be prepared for cold temperatures and possible snowfall, even in the warmer months.
Physical fitness: Although the helicopter tour eliminates the need for a long trek, it is still important to be in good physical shape. The tour may involve some hiking and walk on uneven terrain.
Best time to go:
The best time to go to the base camp of Mount Everest is in the spring (March-May) and fall (September-November) when the weather is typically more stable and the views are clear. The time of the tour can vary depending on the company and the specific itinerary, but most tours take around 10-12 hours.
Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Mount Everest up close and experience the beauty of the Himalayas. Contact us and book your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with us today!