Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Nepal

May 26, 2023 nepalguide
Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Nepal

Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Nepal 2023/2024

Observe and feel the natural beauty of Nepal and the Himalayas on a 4-hour Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. This tour is the easiest way to visit Mount Everest and see the surroundings from a height of more than 16,000 feet (5,000 meters).

What you’ll do during the mountain flight

See the remarkable beauty of the Himalayas from a helicopter

Fly to the Everest Base Camp, where hikers and trekkers often rest before ascending the mountain

View not only the mountain but also the areas of Gourishanker, Cho-Oyu, Shishapangma, Lhakpa Dorje, and more

What to Expect during the heli tour

See Mount Everest and its surrounding nature from inside a helicopter on this 4-hour helicopter ride from Kathmandu.

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour meets the desires of tourists who want to take advantage of seeing the most of the area in a short amount of time, and good for persons in any kind of physical shape.

Your journey starts from Kathmandu Airport with a helicopter moving eastward, flying parallel to the Himalayan range, allowing magnificent vistas of the soaring Himalayan peaks. After landing at Lukla for fueling, you will fly to the airstrip in Syangboche, located at 12,340 feet (3,761 meters), or if you wish to have breakfast at Hotel Everest View, the helicopter will land at the hotel’s helipad.

 

From Syangboche your tour will take you closer to Mt. Everest and all the magnificent Himalayas, like Amadablam, Pumori, Number, and Cho Oyu. The Solukhumbu (Solu) region of Nepal, where Mount Everest is located, has been a magnet for travelers ever since it’s opening to foreigners in 1950. This region is famous not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain but also for its Sherpa villages and monasteries with their virtually unchanged unique culture. Soul has received countless trekkers and mountaineers from all over the world. Solukhumbu has developed to a stage where many options are possible, from a full-scale expedition with tents and porters, to an independent trek using the local lodges. Sagarmatha National Park, established in 1976, covers much of this region. This fascinating land, surrounded by high mountains, is a real paradise for mountaineers and trekkers.

Depending upon the crowd at the base camp, you will land either at Everest Base Camp or head closer to Kalapather for a quick photograph. After, the helicopter will fly you back to Syangboche or Lukla and to Kathmandu.

Everest Heli Tour Details Itinerary:

5:30: Drive from hotel to airport.

6:00: Fly to Everest View Lodge for breakfast and exploring

7:40: Fly from Everest View Lodge to Everest Base Camp or Kalapather

8:40: Fly from Everest Base Camp to Lukla and continue flying to Kathmandu

10:00: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel

Total Duration: 4.5 hours

Number of Passengers: 2-4 (Maximum 250KG)

What’s Included?

All land transportation by private car, van, or hiace

Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages

4.5-hour helicopter flight

All official taxes and service charges

Tea/coffee and light breakfast

Necessary permit and entrance fee for conservation area

What’s Not Included?

Accommodation in Kathmandu

Food

Any other item not mentioned

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund

Meeting Point

We will pick you up from your hotel located around the Kathmandu city area

What is the required budget for a trip to Nepal?

How much you spend in Nepal is largely decided by things you want to do in the country. A 5-day trekking trip in Nepal can start from as little at USD 300 per person. A weekend-long safari in Chitwan National Park is available at less than USD 150.

On average, seven days in Nepal with accommodation and some or all meals included costs anywhere between USD 600 to USD 1400 per person. Good rooms at hotels in Nepal range from USD 25 to over USD 140 per person, per night, while around USD 3/5 a day can buy you three meals in decent restaurants.

 

What is the weather going to be like when I travel to Everest Base Camp?

I can give you a general overview of the weather patterns in the Everest Base Camp region you need daily check weather forecast website

Autumn (September to November): Autumn is considered the best season for trekking to Everest Base Camp. The weather is usually stable, with clear skies and excellent visibility. Temperatures gradually cool down as the season progresses, ranging from mild to cold, especially at higher altitudes. The average daytime temperatures at lower elevations can range from 10 to 18 degrees Celsius (52 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit), but it can drop below freezing point (-5 degrees Celsius or 23 degrees Fahrenheit) at higher altitudes and during nighttime.

Spring (March to May): Spring is another popular season for trekking in the Everest region. The weather during spring is generally mild and pleasant. Days are longer, and temperatures begin to rise, making it comfortable for trekking. However, it’s worth noting that spring can bring occasional rain showers, especially in May. The average daytime temperatures at lower elevations can range from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius (50 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit), while it can be colder at higher altitudes.

Winter (December to February): Winter in the Everest region is characterized by cold temperatures and occasional snowfall. Trekking during this season requires adequate preparation for cold weather conditions and potential snow-covered trails. Daytime temperatures at lower elevations can range from 5 to 10 degrees Celsius (41 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit), while it can drop well below freezing point at higher altitudes.

Monsoon (June to August): The monsoon season brings heavy rainfall to the Everest region, including the lower and higher elevations. Trekking during this season can be challenging due to slippery trails, reduced visibility, and potential weather-related disruptions. The temperatures during the monsoon season can be mild to warm, ranging from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius (59 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit) at lower elevations.

It’s important to be prepared for various weather conditions, regardless of the season, when trekking to Everest Base Camp.

How high is the Everest Base Camp?

Everest Base Camp is located 5,364 meters above sea level, while Lukla , the starting point of this journey, is situated at an elevation of 2,880 meters. That means that there is a staggering 2,504-meter elevation gain during the journey to the base of Mount Everest. However, almost all tour operators ensure that you have rest periods in between to decrease the chances of altitude sickness.