Kathmandu Everest Helicopter Tour is a thrilling yet exciting lifetime experience Nepal has to offer besides trekking. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour gives you the closest view of Mount Everest within hours.
You can do the Kathmandu Everest Helicopter Tour at any given time of the year. The flight also offers a special breakfast to travelers at the Everest View Hotel, the highest placed hotel in the world.
The helicopter tour lands midway to Kala Patthar, a place higher than the Everest Base Camp. This destination lies at an elevation of 5643 m above sea level, while Everest Base Camp lies at an altitude of 5460 m above sea level.
The Landing in Kala Patthar is an alternative way to be on the foothills of the World’s highest peak, Mount Everest. This place is also the best to view Mount Everest and its surrounding Himalayan ranges.
Highlights of Kathmandu Everest Helicopter Tour
- Sweeping Himalayan Flight with Scenic views to the heart of Mount Everest
- Thrilling helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar with panoramic views of nature
- Visit the highlander Sherpa of Everest region who offers their impressive Buddhist culture and rich customs.
- Aerial sight of the luscious green alpine such as rhododendron, pines, etc., to arctic zones such as glaciers, ice, etc.
- Dramatic heli ride to the base of the world’s tallest mountain, Everest
- Fly near the Khumbu icefalls and glaciers
- Final stop at Kala Patthar, the highest point of Kathmandu Everest Helicopter Tour
- A warm and hearty breakfast at Everest View hotel, the highest placed hotel on the earth.
- Experience one of the adventurous journey of the Everest region on a single day
- Get a close-up view of Everest along with Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and many more.
ItineraryKathmandu Everest Helicopter Tour Itinerary
Kathmandu Everest Helicopter tour itinerary is a few hour-long journeys with exciting ventures for the visitors. Written below is the detailed itinerary of the Kathmandu Everest Helicopter Tour.
<h3>6:00 Am- 6:30 Am: Hotel Pick up and transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport</h3>
You wake up early, freshen up, get ready and wait for your guide to pick you up. You have to catch the morning flight to begin your Kathmandu Everest Helicopter Tour.
We will send a vehicle according to your group size to<strong> pick you up at 6 am</strong> from your hotel. You need to prepare yourself 10 minutes before the arrival of our representative.
After picking you, they directly drop you off at the domestic terminal for further formalities.
<h3>6:30 Am- 7:00 Am: Complete Airport formalities</h3>
You need to go through the airport check-up for security purposes thoroughly. So, make sure to carry your tickets and valid passport along with you. After checking in the airport, the officer will check your documents and tickets.
<h3>7:00 Am- 8:00 Am: Fly to Lukla ( 25 to 30 min flight time) (Max. Altitude 2860 m above sea level)</h3>
After the completion of airport formalities, you move further to board the flight. Boarding the helicopter, you proceed towards Lukla. The aerial view of Kathmandu valley looks nice as you exit the city.
You get to see the scattered settlements and a few of the UNESCO heritage sites from above. You also witness dense rhododendron forests, the beautiful terrace farming done on the hills, and several rivers and waterfalls.
The panoramic view of Langtang ranges, Rolwaling ranges, Ganesh Himal, and other ranges are a few things this flight offers. The helicopter ride also flies you over the Jiri Bazaar.
<h3>8:00 Am- 8:15 Am: Refueling at Lukla</h3>
After a half an hour flight, you finally land at <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenzing%E2%80%93Hillary_Airport">Tenzing- Hillary airport</a> in Lukla for refueling. The runway is known as the world’s top thrilling airport. The refueling time here is about<strong> 15 min</strong>.
<h3>8:15 Am: 8:30 Am: Fly to Kala Patthar (15 to 20 min flight time) (Max. Altitude 5643 m above sea level)</h3>
After refueling, you again begin your Kathmandu Everest Helicopter journey. With an air time of about <strong>15 to 20 min,</strong> you arrive at your first destination, Kala Patthar.
As you fly for a few minutes, you can see the beautiful Sherpa settlements below. The hotel arrangements around the hills of Namche look amazing and catch the eyes of the visitors.
You also fly over the Khumbu Glacier and Everest Base Camp, viewing Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, and many more. The green hills and dense forests look beautiful from above.
As you fly to Kala Patthar, the vegetation changes from alpine to arctic Zone. From mid-way, there are no jungles and dense forests seen on the way. So capture these beautiful scenarios with you.
<h3>8:30 Am- 8:45 Am: Land and explore the areas around Kala Patthar ( Max 15 min landing time)</h3>
At last, you have set your foot on the highest point of the classic Everest Base Camp Trek. Kala Patthar is a viewpoint for trekkers and climbers looking forward to the close-up sight of Everest along with its neighboring peaks. Also, this place is known for its sunrise view.
The landing time is only <strong>15 min </strong>due to the high risk of altitude sickness. During this short time, explore around the area and capture memories of these moments. You can take photos or videos as a memento of this day.
<h3>8:45 Am- 9:00 Am: Fly to Everest View Hotel (15 min flight time) (Max. Altitude 3962 m above sea level)</h3>
After an exciting time in Kala Patthar, you must be pretty hungry, so your next destination is Hotel Everest View. The helicopter ride time is about 15 min to reach there from the recent destination.
You will be visiting the world’s highest hotel in this Kathmandu Everest Helicopter Tour to have your breakfast. You witness the great Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefalls, along with several high peaks on your way back.
<h3>9:00 Am- 10:00: Breakfast at Everest View (1 hour landing time)</h3>
Finally, you reach our ending destination, the famous Hotel Everest View, a renowned hotel of the Everest region. This place gives you the opportunity to see the Marvelous Mount Everest while sipping your drinks and having breakfast.
The food, as well as the services, is luxurious. Many climbers, trekkers, and locals visit this hotel for breakfast with scenic views. You have an hour’s time in your hand, so you can roam around the hotel and click pictures of the view as well.
<h3>10:00 Am- 10:30 Am: Fly back to Lukla for Refueling</h3>
After a tasty breakfast with marvelous scenarios, you return to Lukla for refueling. Viewing the fantastic yet thrilling sights, you reach your destination. The refueling time is about 15 min.
<h3>10:30 Am- 11:30 Am: Return to Kathmandu</h3>
After refueling, the helicopter flies you back to Kathmandu. Viewing the same scenarios, you retrace your ride back to the airport. Landing at the terminal, the representative will transfer you to your hotel, bringing a halt to your Kathmandu Everest Helicopter Tour.