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Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

1. Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

You'll be collected from your Kathmandu accommodation between 6:00AM-7:00AM in the morning, following which you will travel for 30 minutes to the Tribhuwan International Airport's domestic section. Following about 30-40 minutes of preparation time, the helicopter will take off and begin its 45-minute flight over beautiful hills and valleys to the famous Lukla Airport (i.e. Tenzing Hillary Airport), which sits at an elevation of 2,860 meters. There will be a short duration landing of 10-15 minutes for refueling at the Lukla Airport, following which the helicopter will take a 25-minute flight over the Everest region. You'll fly over the colorful settlements of Namche Bazar, Pheriche, the Tengboche Monastery, and Gorakshep, making your way up to the famous landing spot of Kalapatthar, which is 200 meters above the Everest Base Camp and sits at an elevation of 5,545 meters. Whilst there you will have roughly 10 minutes to look around, take photographs, and absorb the magnificent sights of these beautiful snow-capped mountains from a close distance. Following that, your helicopter will take off and fly for 12 minutes from Kalapatthar to the famous Hotel Everest View, at an elevation of 3,880 meters. To compliment your experience, this location provides an open terrace setup for breakfast with great food and hospitality, allowing you to enjoy a lovely breakfast on the lap of the Himalayas. After this refreshing break of roughly 45 minutes, the helicopter will take another 80-minute flight from HEV, Syangboche, to Lukla Airport and to its final stop at Kathmandu Airport. There your representatives will be waiting for you to take you to your respective hotel.

Everest: Half-Day Helicopter Tour

2. Everest: Half-Day Helicopter Tour

The adventure begins at 5:30 AM at the meeting point in central Kathmandu or with pickup from select hotels. Head to the Domestic Terminal of Kathmandu airport for the 45-minute flight to Lukla Tenzing Hillary Airport. At the Everest View Point, the tour is divided into groups of maximum 3 people to fly to the Kala Patthar viewpoint tower or Everest Base Camp for landing.   After the tour, enjoy 30 minutes to 1 hour of free time to explore or have an unforgettable breakfast in the Everest View Hotel. At approximately 11:00, the helicopter embarks on the 50-minute return journey to Kathmandu airport where our guides will facilitate return transfers.

From Kathmandu: Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

3. From Kathmandu: Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Get up-close-and-personal with the traditional cultures of the Himalayan people on a private Everest Base Camp helicopter tour that includes a privileged helicopter flight above Mount Everest and a trek to the Everest base camp. Get picked up from your hotel in the morning and transfer to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport to begin your flight over the world’s highest mountain range. Make a brief landing at Lukla to refuel before flying over Everest base camp and land at Kalapattar to admire 360-degree panoramic views of the world’s tallest mountains from ground level. After 5-10 minutes, head back to Everest View Hotel for breakfast before returning to Kathmandu.

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What people are saying about Everest Base Camp Trekking Route

OMG I cannot describe the feeling of flying to Kalapatthar and seeing the glorious Mount Everest !!! The trip started off with the uncertainty of the weather but we finally departed a bit later! The pilot of our aircraft MR Prakash was brilliant!! After we left Kathmandu and ascended over the valley I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face! The experience of seeing us fly into Lukla and the take off again and then the landing at Pheriche was just surreal.We were split into a group of two and got around 15-20 minutes at Pheriche ….the feeling of being in the lap of the Himalayan mountains was just magical Then we flew to Kalapattar our pilot pointed out everything to us …the peaks …the Kumbhu ice falls ..the camps…then we landed at Kalapatthar…the view of Everest ,Nuptse were incredible….we just were so happy!!!we missed out on landing at Everest hotel as it started snowing but we can’t complain…we flew back safely and happy ….pl do this it is a dream come true !!A huge thanks!!!

I loved this tour! I was a last minute and Mukti and his team were very accommodating to find a spot for me and super nice and helpful. The views were just fantastic and it was more than worth the money as you are surrounding by stunning views for hours.