Everest Base Camp/Kalapattar Helicopter tour duration is 3:35-4:00 hour (Kathmandu-Everest Base Camp-Kathmandu.)
Everest Helicopter tour with landing is also known as a life time adventure memorable trip for those who are timely or physically unable to reach the heart of Himalaya. Everest Heli flight offer very scenic and spectacular view of Himalaya including 5 of 14 above 8000m mountains in the World. It covers the tallest mountain (Mt. Everest 8848m), Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt.Lhotse Shar 8382m, Mt. Makalu 8463m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201, Mt. Sishapangma 8013m, very near from the helicopter and Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586m to the east and Mt. Manasalu 8163m to the west can be seen in distance during your flight time. According to Nepal’s government data, there are 1310 mountain over 6000m inbound territory of Nepal. Among them, you can see hundreds of snowcapped mountains through your eagle eyes including Mt.Pumori 7145m, Mt. Nuptse 7879m, Mt.Peak-38 (7591m), countless mountain and you will observe the mystery of mountains during your grounded time at the height of 5545m from Kalapattar. Kalapatter is the best place to take an awesome photograph of Mt.Everest surrounding 3600 White Mountains. While land at Kalapattar, you will see the Khumbu Ice-fall (most difficult and technical part for Everest climber) and Everest Base Camp just few hundreds meter in distance. Since leading the Tour/Trekking/Expedition/Peak climbing, helicopter flight in to the core of Himalaya 1998 to till now numerous travellers has been delighted with our company “Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt.Ltd”. To be on the base camp of the tallest mountain in a day trip is absolutely amazing. Our company arrange Everest Heli Sightseeing wonderful trip throughout the year as per your time schedule. We are offering a very heavy special discounted price for Everest Camp Helicopter day tour in 2019 too.
Phase 1: Start from Kathmandu – Bhaktapur – Nagarkot – Dolkha – Jiri – Lamijur pass – Lukla.
Flight time: 45 Minutes
Ground Time: 10 Minutes
Phase 2: Lukla – Namche Bazar – Syangboche – Tengboche – fly over the Everest Base Camp and Khumbu glacier and land at EBC or Kalapatter.
Flight Time: 35 Minutes
Ground Time: 7-10 Minutes
Phase 3: Kalapattar – Lobuche – Tengboche – Everest view hotel Breakfast/Lunch at Syangboche stop
Flight Time: 15 Minutes
Ground Time: 30 Minutes
Phase 4: Syangboche – Lukla airport
Flight Time: 15 Minutes
Ground Time: 5 Minutes
Phase 5: Lukla – Kathmandu airport.
Flight Time: 55 Minutes
Total Trip Duration: Approximately 3.45 Hrs.
Our Company representative will be standing in front of arrival gate to meets you at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu holding a board of our company SNOWPAL TREK AND EXPEDITION Pvt. Ltd. along with your Name and transfer to your hotel. Before the dinner time, one of the altitude Heli tour specialist meet you at the lobby of your hotel or you will be escorting to our Head office for the briefing and official arrangements of Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour.
Overnight in hotel on BB Basis
Our representative will drop you at the domestic airport of Kathmandu. The flight takes you from the Tribhuvan International Airport towards the east. Sweeping a superb panoramic and scenic air journey from Kathmandu with aerial views of rolling green hills past numerous villages around the classic trekking route Jiri heading to Lamijura pass of 3560m/11,679ft high cover the thick alpine forest of oaks trees-Magnolia-pines and rhododendron “The national flower of Nepal”, you will arrive at Lukla known as Tenzing & Hillary airport tribute to legendary mountaineers the first conquered of Mt. Everest in May 29th 2953. After riding 45 minutes to Lukla, Helicopter will be grounded for 20 minutes. The chopper lands for refueling as well for refreshment in an excellent restaurant with tea/coffee/bakeries observing local Sherpa’s traditional life interwoven with Himalayan Buddhist culture.
Lukla at an altitude of 2827m/9,274ft high from sea level, a gate way to various trekking-mountaineering in to the Everest/Khumbu region, the flight continue in to Dud Koshi River gorge in between Kwande and Kusumkanguru the Tharmarserku peak as the chopper whirls high above the Namche Bazar. Flying over the Namche Bazar the hub and Sherpa capital of Khumbu region organize Saturday market every week. Higher facing flight with awesome panoramic snowcapped peaks and majestic close view of Amadablam then cross Tengboche, famous for old Buddhist monastery. Superb continue flight above splendid Khumbu valley surrounded with world highest peaks then landing at Kalapattar just above Gorekshep at the height 5,180m/16,994ft. Gorekshep is an original base camp, located beneath lofty peak of beautiful Mt.Pumori (7145m/23,151ft) and Kalapattar rocky hill view point 5545m/18,192ft.
Indeed, Lukla to Mt. Everest Base Camp/Kalapattar flight ride time 35 minutes and ground time will be 10 to 15 minutes (if wind and weather do not permit to land, just do fly over). It is just for information might happen 1%, 99 percent chances to land are permitted by mother earth on her lap of Himalaya.
Having a marvelous and exciting time with full of adventure of a lifetime experience; retrace the air journey back to Kathmandu with glorious memorable time of Helicopter flight to Mr. Everest Base Camp. Finally, as you approach Kathmandu you will be greeted by an awesome aerial view of the entire city Kathmandu Valley.
Transfer from hotel to international airport to board onward journey flight. Or combine with other trip like white water rafting or safari tour at Chitwan Park or Pokhara excursion or any other Nepal tour. The cost would be extra for rafting, safari, Pokhara excursion or any other Nepal tour.