Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, where one can enjoy the adventure of a lifetime experience in the comfort of a spacious seated helicopter. Facing mind-blowing views of the world’s highest peaks with number one Mt. Everest at stone’s throw distance. For travelers to Nepal with dreams of catching a glimpse and as well to be close to the world’s tallest Mt. Everest, the only way is to take an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, an enjoyable joy ride in the close shade of mighty majestic Himalayan peaks.
A great opportunity for people with limited time in Nepal as well as for travelers who are not into trekking and other adventure, but are eager to catch views of the world’s number one Mt. Everest. Everest base camp helicopter tour might be expensive as one can imagine but compared to trekking to base camp which takes more than 10 to 12 days, where other expenses include food, accommodation, guide, and porters.
Includes trekking and national park permit fees with air transportation that almost comes to the same amount to an hour or more helicopter flight to Mt. Everest. Well, the fun and excitement are very different from trekking than helicopter tours as per your choice, where chopper ride is one of the smooth and fastest means to be at Everest base camp or near about.
Where one will not have much problem with high altitude symptoms known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), as you will be flying high above 5,000 meters which you will get acclimatize along with the flight. Just in case the pilot also carries a portable smaller oxygen cylinder for emergency purposes. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour the ultimate way to reach closure at the base of Mt. Everest and to enjoy a range of Himalayan peaks in the harmony of local Sherpa colorful Buddhist culture of age-old heritage.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost starts early morning when the morning is clear for excellent views of Himalayan peaks and Everest, by 7 or 8 a.m. you will be airborne seated behind or next to the captain/pilot of a chopper. The flight continues heading North-East facing a panorama of Himalayan peaks from Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, and Jugal Himal range with views of rolling green hills dotted with farm villages and well-tended terraces.
As the chopper makes landing at Lukla, a famous town of Khumbu and the gateway to Everest and other scenic mountain destinations, from Lukla after a short refreshing stop Heli flight continues heading high above Dudh Kosi River valley. Views of lovely Sherpa farm village and the famed Namche Bazaar the heart of Khumbu flies above beautiful Tengboche and its colorful monastery surrounded by woods and high snow-capped peaks with excellent views of majestic Amadablam and Mt. Everest.
Depending upon the pilot decisions and weather-wise might stop on the way back time permitting for a short tour of the beautiful monastery and views from Tengboche, located on a small plateau. As Helicopter gets closer to high mountains where the country changes from green hills to barren and windswept landscapes, then finally reaching at Everest base camp or near about.
Please remember Helicopter might land at Everest base camp or ahead near the bottom of Kalapathar scenic hilltop, at base camp Heli-Pad might exist or not due to the movement of moraine, glaciers, and rockfalls. The safest and best spot for landing at the upper base of Kalapathar where one can enjoy views of Mt. Everest with panoramic scenarios of Khumbu valley. After a wonderful time around Everest and near its base camp a smooth scenic flight brings you back to Kathmandu, enjoying views of the world’s highest Mt. Everest at a mere distance from other spectacular mountain ranges.
AS 350 B series helicopters of Euro-Copter, France popular all over the world and Ecureuil model or similar model and types of cheaper. Built for high altitude and mountainous landscapes, suitable for Himalayan countries.