Mount Everest Helicopter Flight Tour
If you want a happy life, go to Everest. Yes, it is true. The Everest region can heal you and give you happiness. The area lies in the higher part of Nepal. You’re going to Everest means you’re brave to fight with busty temperature, environment, and nature. Mount Everest Helicopter Flight Tour is the fastest, easiest, and most comfortable way to reach Everest Base Camp or Kalapather. Kalapather is a hill located at the Everest Base Camp. Standing in this hill allows you to see the front view of Mt. Everest.
Nepal is a peaceful nation with thousands of unique creatures, cheerful faces, and to be fact, it’s a dreamland for travelers. Mountain ranges, rivers, forest areas, traditional villages, towns, high hills, unique customs, caste, religion, and faces will amaze you. A helicopter flight is possible throughout the year. You don’t need to wait for a favorable month. Also, this is the leading tour package in Nepal, with thousands of visitors yearly.
Mt. Everest Helicopter flight starts early in the morning from Kathmandu Nepal. You will fly from Kathmandu Internation Airport towards Lukla Airport. You feel good when you observe Kathmandu valley, high hills, villages, temples, monasteries, and farmlands. Landing on Lukla Airport is scary because it’s located in high elevation ( 2,860 m) and consists of a single runway. The helicopter stops for 10 to 15 minutes at Lukla for fueling purposes. We head towards Namche Bazar, Dingboche, Tengboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, and finally to Everest Base Camp or Kalapather. On the trip, you can explore glaciers, mountain ranges, rivers, lakes, traditional Sherpa villages, forest areas, and many more. We enjoy the dramatic view of Mt. Everest from kalapather for 5 to 10 minutes because staying for a more extended time will cause altitude sickness. The captures will be a life long memory. After that, we head towards the Everest View Hotel for breakfast, which is the highest elevation ( 3,880 m) hotel in the World. You can get a stunning landscape of Mt. Everest from the hotel. Then, we return to Lukla and finally back to Kathmandu.
Mount Everest Helicopter Flight Highlights
Explore Kathmandu Valley
Witness the crazy feeling flying in the sky of Everest region
Explore the highest peak in the World: Mt. Everest
Witness Mountain ranges including Mt Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Pumori
The stunning landscape of Sherpa villages, glaciers, monasteries and forest areas
Standing on the Kalapather hill is a lifetime achievement
Breakfast at Everest View Hotel
Weather and Temperature for Everest Helicopter Flight
Climate is always favorable towards Helicopter tour. You can go for it throughout the year. Generally, spring and autumn are the best seasons for Helicopter tours and trekking in Nepal. September to November is the best time for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour in Nepal. However, the temperature at Base Camp is always cold. So, you need to prepare all the necessary clothing items and other equipment. The average temperature ranges from 0 to 10 degrees Celsius. You can see spectacular views of glaciers, mountains, and crystal clear skies that will favor your tour during these months. However, the weather is unpredictable in the Everest region. There will be a drastic change in weather conditions. That’s why we suggest you prepare all the warm clothes before the Helicopter tour.
In the winter season, there can be foggy weather, but the clear sky makes it the best time for it. The snow on the mountains gets thick by some inches, which increases the beauty of it. During summer, the rainfall takes place frequently. So, fewer helicopter tours are carried out. Depending upon the weather condition and sky, we can go for a helicopter tour in summer too.
What to Expect from Mount Everest Helicopter Flight
Helicopter Landing on the Kalapather hill
Kalapather is an excellent land spot at the elevation of 5,643 m above sea level. The mountain offers a fantastic view of Mt. Everest. The pictures, videos will be a memory for a lifetime. You can observe the front view of Mt. Everest from there.
Breakfast at Everest View Hotel
Ever imagine that you will be observing Mt. Everest while having your breakfast? No, then this is the perfect trip for it. The hotel is located at an elevation of 13000 ft. It holds Guinness World Record of the highest elevation hotel in the World. You can get a 360-degree view of a mountain range from the hotel.
Khumbu glacier is located in the Khumbu region at an altitude of 4900 m. It holds the Guinness World record of the highest elevation glacier in the World. It has become the major attraction for all travelers who comes to the Everest region. Choosing the Mount Everest Helicopter Flight is the best way to explore the Khumbu glacier.
Mount Everest Helicopter Flight Duration
It takes 50 minutes to reach Lukla Airport from Kathmandu, including fueling at Lukla. Then, it takes only 35 minutes to reach Kalapather hill. The helicopter will land there, and you will be given 5 -10 minutes to enjoy the natural scenario. After that, the aircraft will fly towards the Everest View Hotel. It takes 10 minutes to reach the hotel. We will have breakfast/lunch at the hotel and return to Lukla and finally back to Kathmandu. It takes around 65 minutes from Everest View hotel to reach Kathmandu. So, the total duration of the tour is 4 – 5 hours.
Helicopter Flight Refund and Cancellation
If we cancel the tour due to adverse weather conditions, you will get back your full payment. We are responsible for it. But if you cancel the trip due to your problem, then you must follow our refund and cancellation policy. So, you should always read the cancellation and refund policy before booking the flight with us.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How high do we fly during the Everest Helicopter flight?
Kalapather is the highest point, which is at an elevation of 5,545 m from the sea level. We also stop at Lukla Airport, Everest View Hotel (13000 ft), and the Everest Base Camp (5,380m ).
- Is there availability if an emergency oxygen cylinder during the tour?
Yes, sure. We have a strong dedication to our service. There is the presence of an oxygen cylinder in the helicopter
- How long do we stay at Kalapather or Everest Base Camp?
Usually, you will be given 5-10 minutes to stay, explore the Mt. Everest in the Kalapather. Staying there for a longer duration will cause you altitude sickness.