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.
6:00 Am- 6:30 Am: Hotel Pick up and transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport
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 pick you up at 6 am
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.
6:30 Am- 7:00 Am: Complete Airport formalities
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.
7:00 Am- 8:00 Am: Fly to Lukla ( 25 to 30 min flight time) (Max. Altitude 2860 m above sea level)
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.
8:00 Am- 8:15 Am: Refueling at Lukla
After a half an hour flight, you finally land at Tenzing- Hillary airport
in Lukla for refueling. The runway is known as the world’s top thrilling airport. The refueling time here is about 15 min
8:15 Am: 8:30 Am: Fly to Kala Patthar (15 to 20 min flight time) (Max. Altitude 5643 m above sea level)
After refueling, you again begin your Kathmandu Everest Helicopter journey. With an air time of about 15 to 20 min,
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.
8:30 Am- 8:45 Am: Land and explore the areas around Kala Patthar ( Max 15 min landing time)
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 15 min
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.
8:45 Am- 9:00 Am: Fly to Everest View Hotel (15 min flight time) (Max. Altitude 3962 m above sea level)
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.
9:00 Am- 10:00: Breakfast at Everest View (1 hour landing time)
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.
10:00 Am- 10:30 Am: Fly back to Lukla for Refueling
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.
10:30 Am- 11:30 Am: Return to Kathmandu
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.