Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, one of the best, easiest and shortest ways to reach close to world highest mountain at 8,848 m and 29, 028 ft that rise high as number one peak on this planet.
Mt. Everest located towards Far Mid East of Nepal which is at Latitude of 27, 98 60 65, and Longitude 86. 92 26 23 with 27° 59’ 9.8340” North and 86° 55’ 21.44 28” in the East, falls within high and scenic Khumbu area, Mt. Everest with several names in Nepal known as Sagarmatha while Sherpa call Chomolungma, in early last 18th Centaury in 1865 was known as Peak XV, before it was christened to Mt. Everest.
Everest Base Camp helicopter Tour is not just a ride for scenic mountain views where one can witness great beautiful landscapes of Nepal also as flight towers high above rolling green hills and valley dotted with farm villages and neat tended terraces.
Adventure takes you on nice spacious seated helicopter that can carry maximum of 5to 6 person, as Helicopter can fly above maximum of above 6,000 m to 7,000 meters high in some special emergency history records it flew above more than 7,000 m highest one to rescue sick mountaineers on route Mt. Everest climb.
Everest base camp helicopter tour starts at early morning when it is clear and fine for flight as well for magnificent views of Everest and other wide range of peaks then heading towards Far North Mid-East into high skyline above hills and valley to land around scenic Khumbu at impressive view-points for refreshing breaks or breakfast.
Air tour continues above forested area of Tengboche and its colorful monastery heading towards arid and barren country to land at Everest base camp right beneath world highest peak and its massive flow of Khumbu Ice-fall and glaciers.
If landing is not possible at Everest base camp (where Heli-pad often changes due to movement of glaciers with ice and rock falls), then landing at excellent view point right at the base of Kalapathar Hill where one can have stunning close views of Mt. Everest and surrounding high peaks.
After a great exciting time and experience on the highest place of the world, then return back to Kathmandu with few (time permitting) short stops on route to catch local culture around Sherpa village.
Truly an enjoyable and most fascinating short and swift adventure on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, where beautiful memories of this wonderful trip hunts you forever after a grand moments on the roof-top of the world.
Short Day Itinerary:
By 6 a.m till 6:30 a.m transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp of 3-4 hrs flight with short stops for breakfast and refreshment and landing either at base camp or on the bottom of Kalapathar Hill, for best close views of Mt. Everest with range of surrounding high Mountains:
Depart early in the morning from the hotel for short drive to reach at Kathmandu domestic airport, after getting hold of boarding pass with necessary security routine check, welcomed by airlines staff and captain / pilot of Helicopter.
Getting board and well seated arrangement then Captain provides you with some brief instructions of the area of tour, weather and other necessary information, as Helicopter lifts higher gradually swirling above Kathmandu city and the valley with wide panorama of high mountains range.
Helicopter heads east above rural villages and towns with rolling green hills and valley to reach at Lukla airstrip, which is a gateway town for many treks and adventure around Everest area, after a brief stop (probably for fueling), then fly above Dudh Kosi River gorge and valley to land above famous Namche Bazaar at Everest View Hotel for breakfast within the backdrop of Mt. Everest and beautiful looking Mt. Amadablam.
From here flying above settlement of Tengboche, Pangboche and Pheriche to land at Remorseless fields of ice and snow with glaciers at Everest base camp right beneath giant peaks of Nuptse and Lhotse with views of Everest top and close to Khumbu Ice-Fall.
If it is not possible to land at Everest base camp, even though our captain / pilot tries his best, there is certain condition like availability of landing space, which often gets moved and damaged by the movement of glaciers, avalanches and rock falls.At present actual landing is made at the bottom of high Kalapathar Hill above 5,370 m high where Nepalese Government official held a summit and delegation on World Environment Day in December 4th 2009 on the very base of Kalapathar with closest views of Mt. Everest and with range of giant surrounding peaks.
From this special spectacular view-point catch Mt. Everest views at close range with time here to marvel and enjoy panorama of high snow capped peaks then fly back to Kathmandu, time permitting as weather wise for flying short stop at Tengboche for brief tour of the monastery and other interesting villages of great cultural interest.
Finally flight completes on landing at Kathmandu airport and get transferred to your respective hotels by lunch time or for leisure afternoon, after a great marvelous experience on Everest base camp helicopter Tour.
Seasons for Everest base camp Helicopter Tour:
Nearly all months of the year except the wet months of monsoon season from mid June to mid September, the best times March to May with mid September to December months.
March to May lively during spring season with wild flowers in full blooming times especially the national flower of Nepal the Rhododendron with magnolia and other wild-flowers makes a pretty pictures to capture.
Days are longer with much sunlight hour cold in the morning and night times as well in shady area, late afternoon can get cloudy but with clear morning till mid noon for excellent views of peaks and walks, expect snow, expect some snow sometimes during the best time also.
Mid September to December months in autumn and fall to pre winter seasons most days are clear for spectacular mountain views and pleasant short walks, expect cold with freezing temperatures during morning and night times can get snowed in sometimes.
- Breathtaking ride on spacious chopper over beautiful Nepalese green hills landscapes.
- Exciting panorama of 360 ° wide Himalayan range of peaks with towering Mt. Everest.
- Enjoy refreshing breakfast in the backdrop of Mt. Everest and majestic Amadablam peak.
- Explore local Sherpa village of old heritage adorned with interesting Buddhism cultures.
- Fabulous and enjoyable stops with closest views of Mt. Everest and array of high peaks