Reaching Everest Base Camp with Helicopter

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is one of the most exciting adventure trips where you will get a chance to explore the beautiful Everest Region of Nepal and Mount Everest specifically, just in a day. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is designed for the ones who have a busy day to day life and do not like trekking all the way to reach the Everest Base Camp.

Visiting the Everest Base Camp by trekking and covering the distance of 130 kilometers might be exhausting and tiring for some people. So, Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is a substitute of trekking to reach the Everest Base Camp via helicopter.  

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Reaching to the Everest Base Camp through a helicopter will not require any sort of physical training and health fitness. The helicopter tour is also suitable for  old people and children as well as for differently abled people. So, if you are someone who loves adventures but fear the idea of walking for hours, Everest Helicopter tour will fulfill all of your adventurous dreams.

Everest Base Camp helicopter tour will start from Kathmandu to Lukla. In 10-15 minutes, you will reach Kala Patthar from Lukla where you will be able to see the Khumbu icefall and glaciers. Khumbu glacier is located between Lhotse Nuptse ridge and Mount Everest. Overall you will have a scenic helicopter tour as you will be able to see different small and big monasteries, the Sherpa Communities and beautiful landscapes of the Everest region.

You will stop your helicopter tour at Everest Kala Patthar for 15- 20 minutes where you can have the views of one of the world’s magnificent mountain ranges. For breakfast, you will fly to Syangboche at Everest View Hotel which takes about 20 mins in the helicopter. After enjoying your journey, you will fly back to Kathmandu and will be transferred to your hotel.

Trip Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour

  • Flying over the captivating villages of the Everest region such as Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorak Shep.
  • Fly over the base of the tallest mountain ranges.
  • Best way to explore the Mount Everest and many popular mountain ranges in just a single day.  .
  • Landing at Everest Kala Patthar
  • Breathtaking view of the Khumbu icefall and glacier. .
  • Breakfast at Everest View Hotel, Syanboche which is in the lap of Khumbu Himalayan ranges

Why Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

There are many advantages of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour. Within one day you have a great view of the mountains and aerial views of the different aspects of the Everest region. Without having to spend so much time walking to reach the Everest Base Camp, you can just fly via helicopter to reach the Everest Base Camp.

Many people dream of reaching the Everest Base Camp but lack behind because of some health issues or disability or just lack of time because of their busy schedule. So, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is an advantage to such people.  

Flying in a helicopter is exciting in itself as you will be taken through numerous scenic angles to view the mountains as well as the glaciers and icefalls. This tour will give you an opportunity not just to reach the base camp but also to have unique scenic aerial views which will take your breath away. Closer view of the mountains within a short period of time.

Similarly, you don’t need to worry about the packing list such as hiking boots, trekking pole, backpacks and sleeping bag for everest base camp tour.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The best time for Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is during Autumn and Spring seasons i.e in the month of September, October, November, March April and May. During these time the weather is usually clear where you can have a clearer view of the mountains as you fly towards the Everest Base Camp.

During these seasons the temperature of Everest may range between 15-20 degrees during the day and at night it may fall to 0 degrees. Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is doable in every season however, it would be better to avoid during monsoon season. During monsoon, because of the clouds, the visibility of the mountains may not be clear. You might expect a delay in your flights because of the rainfall too.

If you are interested trekking, here is a complete guide for Everest Base Camp Trek

Some Tips for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour   

  • Do not forget to wear seat belts.
  • Listen carefully to the pilot’s instructions before you start your helicopter tour.
  • Make sure you do not throw any objects from the helicopter during your flight.
  • Carry a good camera with you to capture some eye-catching scenic beauty.
  • Some light snacks or dry fruits and water bottles with you.
  • Carry a sunglass to protect yourself from the UV rays.

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