Overview for Everest Base Camp Heli Tour in Nepal
- Trip Code: CT-10018
- Package: Everest Base Camp Heli Tour in Nepal
- Duration: 1 Day(s)
- Max Alt.: 5,545m/ 18,192ft
- Trip Level:
BeginnerRequires no prior experience and fits for people with basic physical ability
- Group Size: Min. 2- Max. 12
- Start At: Kathmandu
- Ends At: Kathmandu
- Transportation: Private Vehicles & Helicopter
- Best Season: March- April- May- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec - January - Feb.
- Trip Route: Lukla- Everest Base Camp/ Kalapather - sayngbuche- Lukla
Everest is one of the most famous adventurous places on earth. Thousands of tourists visit here each year to savor the beauty and thrill of the Everest. The place is mostly famous for trekking to Everest Base Camp or peak expedition to the Himalayas and it take a lot of physical effort in doing so. There is joy in doing that and that's something we recommend for anyone who wants to visit Nepal or visit Everest region. However, if you're someone who doesn't have the desire to take upon the strenuous journey or maybe you just don't have enough time yet still want to savor the taste of the mighty Himalayas from up close and be on the foothills of the Mount Everest then this is the perfect package we've designed for you.
The Everest Helicopter Tour gives you a unique aerial perspective of the Great Himalayas and the world's tallest peak, the Mount Everest. We begin our helicopter tour to Everest early in the morning after a company representative will come to pick you up at your hotel. We then head towards the Tribhuvan International Airport Domestic terminal towards our helicopter base. We begin our journey towards the Everest region after taking off from Kathmandu towards Lukla's Tenzing-Hillary Airport. The flight to Lukla from Kathmandu is really something as the scenic views of the Himalayas can be seen underneath as we fly by. We fly close towards the Base Camp and land at Kala Patthar (5555m) for the sunrise view of the mighty Mount Everest and other summits around it. The view of Everest from Kala Pathar is mesmerizing and exquisite as the sun splashes the glitters of gold on the face of the summit of Mount Everest. It is one of the best places to immerse yourselves into the beauty of the Great Himalayas. After spending some time at Kala Patthar and getting that perfect picture for the next profile picture, we head towards Everest view hotel at Syangboche. This Everest hotel is a landmark in itself as this hotel holds the record of being a hotel situated at the highest altitude on earth. We stop by this hotel for a breakfast which is a luxury and pleasure as it is the only experience on earth which can't be found anywhere else.
We can also see some amazing bird eye views of the Sherpa settlements as we fly over. After finishing our breakfast, we then head back towards the Lukla airport and after refueling the copter, we fly back towards Kathmandu. We enjoy the beautiful Himalayan ranges for one last and after about 45 minutes of flight from Lukla, we reach back to Kathmandu. We will drop you off at your hotel as we come to the end of the trip. This is quite a short trip which will take a total of about 4-5 hours. The heli flight to Everest is something you'll always remember and it'll be quite an impressive story to brag about. However if you want to enjoy the Heli tour to Everest along with trekking, we also have a package that includes a 11 day trek to Everest Base Camp and fly back to Kathmandu via Helicopter.
Everest Base Camp Heli Tour in Nepal Itinerary
Everest Base Camp Heli Tour in Nepal Cost Mentions
- Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
- Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp.
- Everest Breakfast at Everest view hotel.
- Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
- Personal care & attention.
- Local and government taxes.
- Travel and Rescue Insurance.
- Tips to crew.
- Personal mountaineering gears.
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.
- Everything else apart from wherever "Cost Included services" is mentioned.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Since this is a helicopter tour, you do not need to do much hiking. It’s considered pretty easy tour. Your transportation will include private vehicles and helicopters.
Yes, it is. Our team will ensure all the safety requirements before taking you to the actual helicopter tour. So, you do not need to worry about safety as the tour will be postponed if the weather condition is not favorable for flights.
You can expect some of the breathtaking aerial views of the great Himalayas and the tallest mountain in the world, the Everest. You will also get a chance to zoom in on the local settlements including the Sherpas.
Your meal would be served in the iconic Everest Hotel, which holds the record of being a hotel situated at the highest altitude on earth.
Since this is a short trip of about 4-5 hours, you will get back to Kathmandu to spend the night.
To book the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:
- Online booking
- Wire transfer OR,
- Cash on arrival.
We recommend you to go through our booking policy (link) before you head to the payment. In case of further inquiries please feel free to contact us.
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Here are some links to useful information to help you plan your trip better:
- Travel Insurance
- Trek Packing List
- Responsible Tourism
- Free Travel Guide (New)
CoreTreks is always striving for customer satisfaction and quality services. At the same time, we do not compromise on our responsibilities. We discourage any activities that harm the surroundings as well as the people. Nepal is a country of respect, hence we encourage travelers to greet people and show respect to the culture and traditions.
Symptoms of Altitude Sickness may start once you reach 1500-2000 meters and upwards. If you gain altitude rapidly without letting your body adapt to the thin oxygen at higher altitudes, you are most likely to suffer from Altitude Sickness. But if you plan for acclimatization days to your itinerary, you are good to go.
The itinerary includes acclimatization days to avoid Altitude Sickness. The sickness is common at high altitudes. Please note that sickness is a topic to be taken very seriously. Here are some few extra preventions:
- Avoid climbing rapidly, give your body some time to adjust
- Drink more water, not less than 5 liters a day
- Eat more, eat often, and eat healthily
- Listen to your body, do not ignore symptoms
- Do not skip acclimatization days
- Be prepared in case of an emergency
Safety and Security
A comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory while trekking with CoreTreks. However, there are a few measures that you can implement to ensure safety:
- Secure your belongings
- Do not flash cash or jewelry
- Have an emergency plan
- Do not trek alone
- Only choose authorized trekking agencies
CoreTreks will provide you with the essentials such as a Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, a duffle bag, a t-shirt, a trekking map, a self-sufficient medical first aid kit, and more. These are to be returned after completion of the trek.
Personal mountaineering gears are not included but we will provide you with a list of equipment necessary for your trek.
On average, walking time per day is 5-6 hours below 3,000m. For altitudes higher than 3,000m the average walking time is 3-5 hours per day. The walking hours may vary according to conditions but do not exceeds 6 hours mark per day.
Hiring a Porter/Guide
An experienced guide will be provided for a group of 1-5. A group consisting of 6-12 individuals will be provided with 2 professional guides. The package also includes a porter for every 2 individuals.
All our guides are licensed and well-experienced. They have been guiding with CoreTreks for almost a decade. Guides come in handy whenever you need some quick information, and to enhance overall trekking experience.
Fully satisfied with the service
From: Korea, Democratic People | On: 17 Mar, 2019
We had a great time in Nepal and are fully satisfied with the service that CoreTreks provided us with. It was recommended by our friend and we are glad we listened.
We got an opportunity to scope an aerial views of the world’s tallest mountain Everest along with its companions. Truly an experience to remember. All the credit goes to CoreTreks and their hardworking team for providing us with the best package that fit our budget and family.
Highly recommended tour
From: Poland | On: 02 Sep, 2019
Helicopter tour was amazing. I can definitely recommend my friends and family about the tour. It is less time consuming and really affordable.
We booked our tour at the last moment but thankfully CoreTreks were really flexible with their booking policy and handed us with the best package for our needs. Definitely recommended for Everest Base Camp Heli tour.
My flight got delayed
From: Germany | On: 05 Oct, 2018
Due to the weather conditions, my flight to Lukla was delayed. So, I had to wait another day just to start my tour. I had packed everything and was ready but could not proceed on the date I planned. I was a little disappointed but there was nothing I could do.
The team at CoreTreks did their best to book another flight and made my trip possible. Thanks to the professional guides and support team.
A trip of a lifetime
From: United States | On: 10 May, 2017
I’m so glad that I was able to complete the tour in such a short time. I was looking for the best experience to fit in my very tight schedule and CoreTreks helped me with just that.
The helicopter tour was fabulous and it’s a trip of a lifetime without a doubt. Loved the aerial views of the Himalaya and Mt. Everest.
Thanks for the team for providing me with the best package that fit in busy schedule without leaving a chance to complain. Looking to visit again soon.