Kanchenjunga Helicopter Tour

Kanchenjunga Helicopter Tour

Kanchenjunga Helicopter Tour is one of the most adventurous travel opportunities in Nepal. This beautiful remote region remains located on the borders of Nepal, India, and China. There are many alpine forests, green vegetation, rocky cliffs, low river valleys, and others.

Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586 m) is the 3rd highest mountain peak in the world. Kanchenjunga Conservation area covers most parts of this region and includes rare and endangered wildlife. Moreover, our helicopter tour starts with a trip from Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu. We travel observing beautiful mountain views and various natural landmarks.

After traveling for an hour, you will arrive at the North Kanchenjunga Base Camp or Pangpema Base Camp. You will explore the area and have your delicious breakfast. You can take incredible pictures as you want of this Kanchenjunga Mountain and other snow-clad mountain peaks. Finally, after exploring around, you will return to Kathmandu on a helicopter.

Our skilled pilots have many years of experience in flying helicopters at high altitudes. We also have a team of highly experienced crew members who run this helicopter tour with ease. This helicopter tour takes you on a complete tour of the Kanchenjunga region in a short amount of time. It is ideal for those travelers who cannot trek these challenging remote and rugged trails and do not have enough time on their schedule.

We are offering this incredible Kanchenjunga Helicopter Tour at a reasonable price. Read further to learn about this fantastic trip and other information in detail.

Highlights of this Trip

  • Awe-inspiring views of the snow-capped mountains, including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Mount Everest.
  • Breathtaking views of the diverse natural vista, including dense forests, green hills, vast meadows, serene waterfalls, and others.
  • The bustling atmosphere of trekkers and climbers in Kanchenjunga Base camp.
  • Incredible welcome and hospitality of local people
  • Safe and comfortable trip run by friendly team members
  • The short duration of travel
  • Visiting Pathibhara Temple and other landmarks of the region

Detailed Itinerary - Kanchenjunga Helicopter Tour

Day 1
Phase 1: Transfer from hotel to Tribhuvan International airport

We will pick you up from this hotel and transfer you to Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Phase 2: Fly to Kanchenjunga (Pang Pema) Base Camp

You can take this Kanchenjunga helicopter tour after completing all formalities. You can take this tour passing above beautiful hilly landscapes. The north base camp of Kanchenjunga is also known as the Pang Pema base camp. We will then explore the beautiful landscapes of the region and take as many pictures of this place as you want. The beautiful settlements and landscapes of the area will enchant any traveler.

Day 3
Phase 3: Fly from Kanchenjunga Base Camp to Pathibhara Devi Temple

After observing this beautiful area, you can take a helicopter flight from Kanchenjunga base camp to Pathibhara Devi Temple. This incredible temple is a sacred site in Hinduism. Local people from the Limbu community also revere this temple as a holy site. You can also observe the beautiful landscapes of the region from a view tower near the temple.

Day 4
Phase 4: Fly from Pathibhara Devi Temple to Suketar airport for refuel.

After exploring the beautiful region, you will fly back to Suketar airport. This incredible flight will land at the airport in Suketar for refueling purposes.

Day 5
Phase 5: Fly to Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel.

We will continue our journey on a helicopter from Suketar airport to Kathmandu. We will then transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Kanchenjunga Helicopter Tour - Cost details

Cost Includes

  • Transportation cost for airport pick off and drop off
  • Kanchenjunga Helicopter Tour as per itinerary
  • Daily wages and insurance of crew members
  • National park and conservation area permits
  • All service charges

Cost Excludes

  • Tipping costs
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drink and beverages

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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What is the Kanchenjunga helicopter tour duration?

The total duration of the Kanchenjunga helicopter is around 4 hours. It takes around an hour to arrive at Pang Pema Base Camp in Kanchenjunga. You can observe beautiful snow-capped mountains along the journey. The spectacular Himalayan vista will enchant you. After exploring the area and taking as many pictures as you like, you can return to Kathmandu.

How many passengers are generally allowed in this helicopter Tour?

This helicopter tour can accommodate a maximum of 5 passengers. Hence, you can plan your trip with family and friends accordingly. The total cost of the tour can get shared among the passengers as well.

Is travel insurance required for this Helicopter Tour?

Travel insurance for high altitude travel is essential. It must cover all medical injuries, loss, thefts, delays, cancelations, and others emergencies. You should also get travel insurance that covers an altitude of 3000m above.

What are the emergency protocols during this helicopter tour?

Our team strictly follows various safety protocols. Besides that, medical aid and our staff can apply for first aid facilities as they are well trained. You will also have supplemental oxygen in emergency conditions. But you need to mention your health condition and background ahead of this trek. There are also evacuation facilities in emergency conditions.

How are the pilots and crew members providing this helicopter tour?

This helicopter tour is run by a highly experienced team of pilots and crew members. These pilots and team members have experience in first aid and can handle emergencies with ease. There is a firm safety protocol in place during this helicopter flight. Therefore, you can travel safely and comfortably.

Are there any precautions that you need to take on this helicopter tour?

This helicopter tour takes you to high altitude conditions in a short amount of time. Hence, travelers can get altitude sickness with symptoms like nausea, headache, dizziness, difficulty breathing, and others. There is low oxygen and air pressure in high altitudes, and acclimatization is not possible. You should rest well and have a high to medium level of fitness. You can also take anti-nausea tablets like Diamox tablets during this tour.

Can children and pets take this helicopter tour?

Children can be taken on this spectacular helicopter tour. However, you should keep them calm during the helicopter tour. However, pets are not allowed in these helicopter tours.

What are the clothing and other gear required for the Kanchenjunga helicopter tour?

The clothes to wear for this helicopter tour depends upon the season of the travel. You will travel to high altitude conditions of the Kanchenjunga region. Hence, You can experience freezing weather and cold conditions at all times. Therefore, warm clothes are essential in these conditions as there are high winds and extreme temperatures. Hence, a down jacket is a requirement at all times for this tour.

How long will the helicopter land at Kanchenjunga Base Camp?

The helicopter trip will land for an hour at Kanchenjunga Base Camp. You can explore around the area and observe the beautiful snow-capped mountain vista. After exploring the site, you will return to Kathmandu.

Best Time for Kanchenjunga Helicopter Tour

The Himalayan helicopter tours are ideal in clear and stable weather conditions. Therefore, you must choose the best time for this adventure. This will ensure that you will have fewer delays and cancellations due to the weather during your trip.

Autumn and Spring are peak seasons for all kinds of travel around the tiny Himalayan nation of Nepal. There is beautiful soothing weather and temperatures all around, which makes it ideal for this helicopter tour.

Spring (March-May)

The Spring season (March-May) is ideal for this scenic helicopter tour in the Kanchenjunga region. There are tranquil environments all around, with wildflowers blooming all over hills, including juniper and Rhododendron. The moderate climate and temperatures are ideal for traveling.

Moreover, the clear blue sky allows travelers to observe beautiful snow-capped mountains with all their beauty. There are fewer flight delays and cancellations with almost no rainfall. Furthermore, the temperatures range around 20-25 degrees Celsius. Hence, it is pretty safe for travelers to take this Kanchenjunga helicopter tour in Spring.

Autumn (September-November)

Autumn is another peak season to travel in Nepal as it provides beautiful weather and majestic views of the Himalayan mountains. In fact, there are clear skies and moderate weather conditions with temperatures ranging from 20 to 30 Degree Celsius. Autumn provides a stable climate with occasional rainfalls in the afternoon.

Temperatures can drop significantly and can cause cold weather in the mornings and nights. Moreover, it is also a festive time in the region with many cultural festivals. Therefore, the cultural exploration of the area is one of the significant highlights of Autumn. Besides, a Kanchenjunga helicopter trip is an excellent adventure in Autumn.

Winters are challenging for helicopter travels in the region. There are high chances of heavy snowfall, freezing conditions, and foggy skies. Helicopter flights get delayed or canceled more often in these conditions. Heavy rainfall and cloudy conditions are typical in these summer monsoon seasons. Besides that, there are other weather-related challenges as well. Therefore, Autumn and Spring are best for this Hiamlayan helicopter tour.

Difficulties of Kanchenjunga Helicopter Tour

This helicopter tour is comfortable and safe. However, there are some difficulties that you might want to consider that are as follows:

Challenging weather

The weather remains unpredictable and challenging in high altitude conditions. Therefore, helicopter flights have a high chance of getting either delayed or canceled. Harsh winds, low air pressure, low oxygen, heavy snowfalls, unexpected storms, freezing conditions are significant challenges of this trip. Also, there are low visibility conditions at times that make helicopter flights challenging.

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is a common problem in the high altitude region. Travelers will arrive at the highest altitude within a short duration of time. Hence, they are prone to various altitude sicknesses without proper acclimatization. Therefore, you need to prepare well and take any necessary precautions for this trip.

Moreover, altitude sickness has many other symptoms, including nausea, headaches, breathing difficulty, insomnia, and tiredness. Besides, less oxygen, air pressure, and extreme weather are quite a challenge for travelers. Diamox tablets also help to reduce these altitude sickness symptoms.

Backpack Weight

The luggage weight should remain at a minimum as there are weight-related restrictions. Similarly, the travelers can take around 10 kgs of personal weight. Hence, you should take only those items required for your travel.

Why Take This Kanchenjunga Helicopter Tour?

The trek to Kanchenjunga base camp is one of the most challenging hikes in the remote region. These long and taxing treks take you through various rugged terrains and landscapes of the area. There are many unpredictable challenges, including altitude sickness and other weather-related difficulties. A long-duration hike with uphills and downhills can get challenging even for the most avid trekkers.

Therefore, this helicopter trip is ideal for those who cannot trek in these challenging conditions. It is also a perfect choice for those who want to observe beautiful scenic vista in a short amount of time. This safe and comfortable trip is ideal for those who have a short time in their schedule. Read on to know about this Himalayan helicopter tour and why you should take this trip.

The short duration of travel

The Kanchenjunga helicopter tour is a short-duration trip. It provides you with an excellent opportunity to travel to remote landscapes of the country in a short amount of time. You will arrive at your destination in just an hour. This incredible trip allows you to skip the rugged terrains of the region.

Moreover, this incredible trek gets completed on the same day as you don’t have to book any accommodation. Hence, this comfortable helicopter ride is one of the best options to travel in the region.

Majestic views of snow-capped mountains

The Kanchenjunga area is a beautiful landscape with incredible views of snow-capped mountains. The Pangpema base camp is a lovely area surrounded by green hills, cliffs, deep valleys, etc. The scenic beauty of the region is one of the major highlights of this helicopter tour.

The awe-inspiring views of snow-capped mountains, including Kanchenjunga, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and others, are pretty enchanting. You can also get the best views of the eastern region settlements of Nepal, including Tehrathum, Sankhuwasabha, Panchthar, Ilam, and others.

Safe and comfortable trip

The Kanchenjunga helicopter tour is a safe and comfortable trip. This trip gets run by highly experienced pilots and crew members. The relaxing trip is ideal as all our team members are well equipped with first aid training and other facilities.

Outstanding service

The helicopter service is an outstanding tour that takes you to the foot of the Kanchenjunga mountains. Also, we will provide the best services for meals and drinks on this helicopter tour.

Moreover, the team members are also well trained in first aid facilities and can handle all emergency conditions. You get all the best services in a relaxed manner on this Hiamlayan helicopter tour.

Privacy

Privacy is another essential part of this trip. On a helicopter tour, you will get good privacy and a stress-free experience. Your personal belongings remain safe, and there are relaxing environments on this trip. Therefore, this helicopter tour is ideal for all conditions.

Major Attractions of Kanchenjunga Region

Kanchenjunga Base Camp

Kanchenjunga Base Camp is a challenging trekking destination in Nepal. This incredible base camp provides your best views of snow-capped mountains. Moreover, you can also observe other mountain peaks of the Kumbhakarna mountain range. These stunning mountain peaks are in a clear view from this base camp.

Generally, the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp is also known as Pang Pema base camp. Besides, there are many subtropical lowlands, and alpine rhododendron forests, and spectacular serene glaciers. There is a high moraine of the Kanchenjunga Glacier with incredible natural landscapes. Located above the glacier, this base camp provides majestic views of Kanchenjunga and Yalung Kang (Kanchenjunga West) (8,505m).

While trekking, you might require many days to arrive at this stunning base camp. However, you can arrive at this beautiful place in just a few hours if you take this outstanding Helicopter tour. Likewise, travelers can reduce their itinerary, difficulty, and risk factor by arriving at this base camp of a helicopter tour.

Pathibhara Devi Temple

Pathibhara Devi temple is another sacred place where you can visit during this helicopter tour. In fact, Pathibhara Devi or Mukkumlung temple is a religiously significant temple that provides you with exceptional views. Also, the Limbu people also regard this scenic temple as an important deity. Hundreds of pilgrims flock to the region every year on a pilgrimage to this temple.

The temple lies at an elevation of 3,794 m (12,448 ft) northeast of Phullung municipality. The pilgrims often conduct various religious practices, including animal sacrifices, gold and silver donations, etc. Travelers can also visit the natural view tower, where you can observe the incredible landscapes of the Himalayas.

Other attractions

There are various other attractions on this tour as well. This incredible tour provides you with the best views of snow-capped mountains and diverse landscapes. It also provides you with a cultural exploration of this tour.

Safety Tips for Kanchenjunga Helicopter Tour

  • You should always wear seat belts during the helicopter ride.
  • Do not throw anything out of the helicopter which will disturb the flight.
  • You should only smoke after permission on the flight.
  • Do not go near the rotor fan at the back as it is pretty dangerous. It keeps moving at all times, even after the helicopter stops.
  • You should only move out of the helicopter after landing.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols During This Helicopter Tour

All travelers must follow these COVID-19 safety protocols during this Kanchenjunga helicopter trip. These measures ensure the safety of passengers as well as crew members:

  • Wear a mask at all times during this helicopter trip.
  • Social distancing is a must during this tour on a helicopter.
  • Thermal screenings are compulsory during this helicopter flight.
  • Hand Sanitizers and sanitary gloves are essential as well.

Some Essential Aspects of Helicopter Tour

  • The helicopter only takes off in case of stable weather in the region.
  • A helicopter flight to Kanchenjunga depends on weather conditions.
  • The helicopter flights can get delayed or canceled due to weather conditions.
  • If the weather remains unpredictable, the helicopter lands at the next best place.
  • This helicopter trip is flexible and customizable.
  • You can view incredible snow-capped mountains if the weather remains clear and stable.

Kanchenjunga Helicopter Tour – Packing List

The helicopter tour is one of the most beautiful aerial trips you can take in the country. The essential items required for this helicopter tour are:

  • Camera
  • Insulating thermals
  • Wind/waterproof trousers
  • Gloves and socks
  • Bottled water
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreens
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Light snacks

The Final Say

Kanchenjunga helicopter tour is one of the best aerial tours in the country. Located in the eastern region, this Kanchenjunga region is beautiful, with natural diversities all around. The Helicopter ride provides you magnificent views of majestic views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and others.

Since this region is remote, not everyone can hike their way on rugged terrain. Therefore, this helicopter tour is ideal for you. It takes you to the beautiful landscapes of Pang Pema base camp. The stunning mountain vista from base camp will enchant all travelers. We hope you learned about this incredible helicopter tour in detail. Contact us for the itinerary and other information about this trip. Happy traveling!

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Kanchenjunga Helicopter Tour

Trip Facts

  • Helicopter
  • 5 People Max
  • 5,100m
  • Fitness not Required
  • 4 Hours
  • Autumn and Spring season