Everest Helicopter Tour – Getting to Mount Everest is on the bucket list of every single traveler. However, some dreams are harder to achieve than others. Some travellers may not be able to trek, or do not have the required stamina to hike to Everest.
To help these travellers fulfil their dreams, Eyes on Nepal now operates the Everest Helicopter Tour!
Everest Helicopter Tour allows everyone, even those without physical fitness, to view Mt. Everest, world’s highest mountain without having to trek. The journey begins from Kathmandu towards the Everest Region, as you fly over the towns of Lukla, Namche, Tyangboche, Gokyo, and finally land at Kalapathar at an elevation of 5550m.
From Kalapathar, one can see Mt. Everest up, close and personal. You will fly back to Syangboche for a breakfast at Everest View Hotel, the highest mountain in the world before heading back to Kathmandu.
Mount Everest Helicopter Tour costs about USD1200 per pax.
Highlights: Mount Everest Helicopter Tour costs only USD1200 per pax with 3 landing spots – at Lukla, Kalapathar or Periche, and the Everest View Hotel for breakfast with Everest!
05.30am: Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport.
06.30am: Arrive at Kathmandu airport, check in at the helicopter counter.
06.30am: Fly to Lukla. You will see Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Shisha Pangma, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, and more in the distant horizon.
07.30am: Arrive at Lukla airport for offloading the fuel.
08.10am: Continue the flight to Kalapathar. On the way, you will see Namche village, Tengboche, Syangboche, Periche, and finally stop at Kalapatthar.
Note: If there are more than 3 pax on board the helicopter, we will need to make one more stop at Periche. You will feel colder here because of the late sunrise, due to the tall peaks and mountains blocking the sun.
We will be spending about 10 minutes here owing to the high altitude, and the need to keep the engine running (*Depends upon temperature). Also, it will be difficult to acclimatise in high altitude for longer periods of time. Famous mountains such as Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Lhotse, Everest, and many more can be easily seen along this route.
08.30am: Continue the flight to Everest View Hotel near Namche. On the way you will see the Everest Base Camp, Lobuche, and other Sherpa villages.
08.45am: Land on the hill of Everest View hotel. Here you will have 1 hour to have breakfast as well as take in the majestic views of the Himalayas.
Note: Opened in 1971 and inscribed in the Guinness World Book of Records, Everest View Hotel is the highest altitude hotel in the world offering luxury facilities such as oxygen cylinders. The hotel is a vantage point to get a 180 degrees view of the Everest range of Himalayas.
09.45am: Take off from Everest View Hotel to Lukla where we will stop for refuelling before continuing our journey towards Kathmandu. On the way you will see Pikey Peak, Phaplu airport, Jiri Bazar, Charikot Bazar, Dolalghat, Banepa, Dhulikhel, and Bhaktapur.
10.45am: Arrive in Kathmandu airport.
11.30am: Arrive at your hotel. Tour ends.
From at USD1200 per pax/USD 6000.00 per helicopter. Minimum 5 pax per helicopter. For inquiries and bookings, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: If weight of each passenger is less than 70kg each, then we can take up to 6 pax per helicopter. This means that the price per pax will be USD1000. TOTAL Maximum weight of all passenger should not more than 420kg.
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