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Everest Base Camp: 3 Hour Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

1. Everest Base Camp: 3 Hour Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

This aerial tour of the Everest region will provide you with breathtaking views of the region and memories to last a lifetime. Each participant gets a window seat while flying to Everest Base Camp. Fly east from Kathmandu towards the beautiful Sherpa village and the gateway to Everest, Lukla. After fueling in Lukla, fly towards the Everest Base Camp at Kalapathar. The flight goes over the Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep and Khumbu glaciers to reach the Everest Base Camp. You will be given a maximum of 5 minutes landing time at the Base Camp due to the altitude threat. Located at approximately 5644m, it provides unbelievable views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Changtse and Lhotse. Indulge in an exclusive breakfast at the Everest View Hotel, located on a ridge. Watch the changing landscape as clouds drift past the peaks and reveal forests and small villages on the mountain sides. You will then fly back to Lukla for fueling and then to Kathmandu to end this amazing experience.

From Kathmandu: 1-Hour Flight Over Mount Everest

2. From Kathmandu: 1-Hour Flight Over Mount Everest

Fly over the roof of the world on an amazing flight above the Himalayas mountain range and experience Mount Everest from a different perspective. Get panoramic views of the highest mountain peaks on earth as you traverse the snow-capped mountains in 1 hour. Take off from Kathmandu Airport and cruise about the magnificent massifs of rock and ice as you make your way east. Look to your far left to see the summit of Gosaithan (also known as Shishapangma) towering 8,013 meters above sea level. Gaze in awe at the pyramid-shaped peak of Dorje Lhakpa in the Langtang Himal area. Cast your eyes to the right to admire the snow-capped summit of Phurbi-Chyachu in the Kathmandu Valley. Soar like a bird over the town of Namche Bazaar and get amazing aerial views of the village of Tengboche and Ama Dablam mountain.

Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

3. 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.

Helicopter Tour to The Ultimate Everest

4. Helicopter Tour to The Ultimate Everest

The Ultimate Everest Tour by Helicopter in Nepal - 1 Days Early Morning From kathmandu Airport at 7 am flying to  Shangboche & have a himalayan breaktaking Breakfast , then Continue flying to verious beautiful himalayas , Closed to see Mt EVEREST 8848 mtr , Excating Landed in Everest Base Camp , Wonderfull Photography .The fly will cross to Experience Beauty of  Chola Pass & Gokyo Lake the panoramic view of the Himalayan giants Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, Amadablam and Kangtenga, Langtang , Manaslu & many More . This 3 hour flight will give you a memorable lifetime experience for ever.

Kathmandu: 1-Hour Mount Everest Flight

5. Kathmandu: 1-Hour Mount Everest Flight

You will be picked up from your hotel in Kathmandu. After a short drive, you will reach the TIA from where the plane takes off. The mountain flight usually lasts from 50 minutes to an hour, and there are a variety of options for the flight times. During the flight, you can witness the bewitching beauty of the tallest Himalayas of the world including Everest, Gauri Shankar, and Langtang Lirung. A total of 20 mountain peaks are summoned in this Everest flight from Kathmandu. Starting from Langtang Lirung Peak to Everest and Chamlang Peak, you will get to explore everything from the air. The cool air will refresh you like never before, and on your return back to Kathmandu you get to take a second look at all of the beauties previously witnessed. This experience will provide you with a fantastic insight into the geography of Nepal, and following your return to TIA, you will be taken back to your hotel.

From Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

6. From Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Start the tour with an early 6 AM pickup from your hotel in Kathmandu, then transfer to the airport. Board a helicopter and embark on a thrilling 50-minute commercial helicopter flight to Lukla Airport shared with up to 5 other passengers. Admire incredible panoramas of the Himalayas from above, as well as mindblowing views of glaciers and lakes.  From Lukla, take a second 30-minute helicopter flight all the way to Kala Patthar. Fly over the Khumbu Region and get to know it in a whole new way. Land at the famous Kala Patthar viewpoint and get out here to take incredible pictures and see the mountains. After this, continue the tour to Synagboche, the closest airstrip to Mount Everest and Everest Base Camp. Marvel at the impressive vistas of the mountain ranges and soak up the stunning natural beauty. Finally, return from Syangboche to Lukla and finally back Kathmandu which takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. You will get picked up from Kathmandu airport and returned to your hotel. The total tour duration in between 4-5 hours.

From Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Private Helicopter Tour

7. From Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Private Helicopter Tour

Starting with a pickup from your hotel at 6 AM, depart to Tribhuvan International Airport by private transfer where you’ll board a commercial helicopter for a picturesque 50-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.    From here you’ll enjoy another 30-minute flight to Kala Patthar for the best viewing point of Everest Base Camp and the surrounding peaks. Take incredible pictures and see the mountain range before stopping for a breakfast break at a hotel with a close-up view of Mount Everest    After your break, take a 15-minute flight from Kala Patthar to Synagboche from where you’ll return to Lukla and finally Kathmandu where you’ll be picked up and returned to your hotel. The return journey will take around 1.5 hours for a total of duration of 4-6 hours on your experience of a lifetime.

Everest: Half-Day Helicopter Tour

8. Everest: Half-Day Helicopter Tour

The iconic Everest region is a dream destination for mountain climbers, trekkers, and travelers. The Alpine Club of Himalaya provides you with an opportunity to discover the wonders of the Khumbu region on a luxury of a Helicopter Tour. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour starts with a flight from the Kathmandu Valley and takes you to several attractions in the region. First head towards the iconic settlement of Lukla, perched on a hilltop. Next towards Kala Patthar, a renowned vantage point. After soaking in the views from 5,550 meters next head towards Everest View Hotel. The hotel is one of the highest placed locations in the world, enjoy a good meal with views of snowcapped mountains and the deep wilderness of the region. After that head towards Lukla and back to Kathmandu valley. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a short yet majestic trip, be a part of this exciting journey with The Alpine Club of Himalaya. Brief Itinerary: Kathmandu to Lukla (2,845 meters) (45 minutes) The Everest helicopter tour starts from Kathmandu. Once you reach the domestic airport hop on your helicopter and head towards Lukla. The flight to Lukla has mesmerizing with views, fly over the concert jungles, of the Kathmandu valley, as you cross the valley witness the majestic views of the lush hills of central Nepal, a part of the great Mahabharat range. Hovering above dotted settlements along the central hills of Nepal, you will reach the settlement of Lukla. A beautiful settlement nestled on a hilltop. The flight duration is around 30 to 45 minutes. Once you reach Lukla, take a short break. The helicopter needs to be refueled at Lukla. A short break of around 10 to 15 minutes and again get in the helicopter and head towards Kala Patthar. Lukla to Kala Patthar (5,550 meters) (15-20 minutes) Kala Patthar is a famous vantage point of the Khumbu region nestled at an elevation of 5,550 meters. Trekkers often flock to this area to get a different perspective of the region, and the views at dawn are majestic from this vantage point. A 15 to 20 minutes flight will take you to the summit of Kala Patthar, passing over various settlements along the classic Everest trail. Fly over the settlements of Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorak Shep, and the deep wilderness of the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO enlisted World Heritage Site. Once you reach the summit of Kala Patthar, soak in the views of Himalayan vistas. The 360-degree mountain view from Kala Patthar is stunning with views of Everest and Lhotse above 8000 meters, Nuptse, Changtse, Pumori above 7000 meters, Ama Dablam, Chumbu, Thamserku, Kangtega, Taboche & Lobuche above 6,000 meters along with other endless peaks of the Greater Himalayan range, glaciers, and icefalls. Kala Patthar to Everest View Hotel (12 minutes) Breakfast at the Everest View Hotel (30 minutes) Everest View Hotel to Lukla for refueling (15 minutes) Lukla to Kathmandu (45 minutes)

From Kathmandu: Private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

9. 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 Sagarmatha Zone

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!!!

It was a little cloudy, so regrettably we can not see the peak of the Mt. Everest. But the 3-4 hours fligth overall is very precious experience for us. We can see the small and dificult airport Lukla, and the nice view from the Hotel Everest view with a litte but warm breakfast. Of course the mountains view is very beautiful and mysterious, and the several glaciers are more. If I have fortunately another chance, I want to see the clear sky with.

Try it at least once in your life

Maybe you have to wait a few days for the weather conditions to be perfect as you climb up to the moraine of the Khumbu glacier at 5500 meters above sea level, but it is an experience that has no equal. Just for the breathtaking views that meet from Lukla to Everest Base Camp, is it worth coming to Nepal to try an incredible option.

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.

Good crew, excellent views and great flying experience.