Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Take a helicopter tour of Everest and see the world's tallest mountain up close!
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From $1160 USD

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Overview


  • Trip Code: CT-10086
  • Package: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
  • Duration: 1 Day(s)
  • Max Alt.: 5,545m
  • Trip Level:
    Beginner
    Requires no prior experience and fits for people with basic physical ability
  • Group Size: 5
  • Start At: Kathmandu
  • Ends At: Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Best Season: February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December
  • Trip Route: Lukla- Everest Base Camp/ Kalapather - sayngbuche- Lukla

Everest Helicopter Tour 2024 Major Highlights

  • Witness Mount Everest from a breathtaking aerial perspective.
  • Land at Kalapathar, a renowned viewpoint offering panoramic vistas of the surrounding peaks.
  • Enjoy breakfast at the Everest View Hotel, the highest hotel in the world (optional).
  • Experience the thrill of flying over Everest Base Camp.
  • Marvel at the majestic Himalayan landscape, including glaciers, valleys, and traditional villages.
  • Witness a breathtaking panorama of Himalayan giants, including Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Pumori, and more.
  • Benefit from the expertise of an experienced pilot and guide.

This tour is perfect for:

  • Adventurers seeking a unique and unforgettable experience.
  • Travelers with limited time who want to witness the beauty of Everest.
  • Anyone who appreciates breathtaking scenery and stunning mountain views.

Book your Everest Helicopter Tour today and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Mount Everest Helicopter Tour in Nepal is one of the most demanding tourist activities. It gives 917 labors or commoners a chance to have a close-up admission of the World’s highest peak. Joining the helicopter trip, you will get an amazing flight over the Khumbu Valley and the Himalayan range.

Behold the most breathtaking sceneries in our planet, Nepal, as a helicopter ride will be your ultimate way of witnessing them all. Breathtaking view of the snow-glistening peaks and the turquoise waters of the Himalayas, with an aerial perspective of Everest. Our helicopter tours are year-round. Come on, book your trip now and experience Everest in a way you never had!

The tour itself is approximately 4/5 hours and you will get to see some of the best views of the Himalayas. You shall as well get a taste of the excitement in close flying to the towering mountain cliffs.

Everest Base Camp is the beginning point of most of the climb to Mt. Everest. It is situated at an elevation of 5,364m (17,600ft) in the Khumbu district of Nepal. The most dangerous section of the route to the summit is the Khumbu Icefall, which begins just above base camp. There are two main climbing routes from base camp: the South Col and North Ridge Routes.

The South Col is the most popular and frequently climbed of the routes. It runs along the southern rim of the Everest massif and crosses the Lhotse Face going to the South Col, a large platform that marks the start of the final climb to the peak. North Ridge Route is less famously climbed and is seen as a harder option. It follows the northern side of the Everest massif, crosses the Changtse Face and ends at North Col, a smaller and step-like platform below the final ascent to the summit.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Mount Everest Helicopter Tour Cost - 2024

We run Everest base camp heli tours from different places in the Everest area. This Everest helicopter tour price is valid for the following months: March 15 – May 30 and September 10 – December 30, 2023 and 2024. You can also do this trip in other months like January, February, June, July, and August, but will need to contact us for the best rates.

Trip Start From and End At Price for 1 to 3 Person   Price for 4 to 5 Person
Kathmandu - Base Camp - Kathmandu $4350 - $4670 $4760 - $5750
Lukla - Base Camp - Lukla $1520 - $1700 $1880 - $2276
Lukla - Base Camp - Kathmandu $3860 $5570
Namche - Base Camp - Namche or Lukla $1880 $2150
Namche - Base Camp - Kathmandu $3860 $4470
Hotel Everest View - Base Camp - HEV or Lukla $1880 $2150
Hotel Everest View - Base Camp - Kathmandu $3860 $4470
Tengboche - Base Camp - Kathmandu $3860 $4470
Dingbuche - Base Camp - Lukla $1880 $2150
Dingboche - Base Camp - Kathmandu $3860 $4470
Lobuche - Base Camp - Lukla $1880 $2150
Lobuche - Base Camp - Kathmandu $3860 $4470
Lukla - Gokyo - Lukla $1970 $2366
Lukla - Gokyo+EBC - Lukla $2420 $2780
Kathmandu - Gokyo Lake - Kathmandu $4166 $4670
Kathmandu - Gokyo+EBC - Kathmandu $5570 $6560

List of Mountains Visible During the EBC Helicopter Tour:

1. Mount Everest:
The main thing about the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp is the aerial view of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest. Situated at a height of 8,848.86 meters above sea level, visiting Mount Everest is an elusive dream for many travelers. A clear view of Everest is seen from Kala Patthar which stands at an altitude of 5,565 meters.

Everest Base Camp

2. Mount Lhotse:
Besides Everest, Lhotse, the 4 th highest mountain in the world with a height of 8,516 meters, will also be part of your viewing. It lies just south of Mount Everest, it is connected to the latter by a ridge at an altitude of approximately 7,620 meters. Lhotse has three summits of which Lhotse I is the highest at 8516 meter height.

3. Mt. Pumori:
During the Valley of Flowers trekking you will see the beautiful Pumori snow-covered mountain. The mountain peak called Pumori located approximately eight kilometers west of Mount Everest in Sherpa language is “the Mountain Daughter”. It was nicknamed by George Mallory as a combination of "Po-Mo" meaning young girl/ daughter and "Ri" meaning mountain.

4. Shishapangma:
The Everest Heli-tour, another celebrated aerial trip offers as well a sky view of Shishapangma, the 14th highest in the world. Known also by Gosainthān, it stands at an elevation of 8,027 meters above sea level.

5. Mount Nuptse:
Besides Mount Everest, Nuptse which located in Khumbu region is also very interesting mountain. Atop helicopter one can view the summit of Nuptse and the mount is observed from an aerial view. Nuptse has an elevation of 7,861 meters, the summit of Nuptse I was first climbed on May 16, 1961.

6. Mount Cho Oyu:
On the Mount Everest Base Camp helicopter tour you will enjoy the beauty of Cho Oyu with its nickname the “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibet. It is the westernmost main peak of the Khumbu sub-section of the Mahalangur Himalaya and is sited roughly twenty kilometers west of Mt. Everest. Cho Oyu invests on border between China and Nepal with its elevation of 8,188 meters.

7. Mt. Tawache:
The Mount Tawache, otherwise called Taboche, is a mountain belonging to the Khumbu region within the Himalayas of Nepal. It is connected to Cholatse by a long ridge and lies across from Imja River which flows between Pheriche and Dingboche villages and opposite to Ama Dablam.

8. Island Peak:
Island Peak or Imja Tse is the second peak you can view during the helicopter tour. Approaching an elevation of 6,189 meters, it hidden in the Chukkung Valley. The Island Peak resembles a little iself dwarfed by the Baruntse to the south and the Lhotse/Nuptse South Wall to the north. It is a goto climbing peak for those climbers who intend to climb Mount Everest.

9. Mera Peak:
Among the helicopter trek to Everest Base Camp, Mera Peak will be one of the things you gaze upon. Located in the Mahalangur section of the Sagarmatha zone, Mera Peak has three main summits: Mera North (6,476 meters), Mera South (6,065 meters) and Mera Central (6,461 meters). The aerial view from on top of Mera Peak is breathtaking.

10. Mt. Ama Dablam:
Ama Dablam is also another charming mountain viewable in the Everest Base Camp helicopter day tour. Eastern Himalayan range of Province number Nepal has a main peak that is 6,812 meters high and a lower western peak with a height of 6,170 meters. [Google Translated] The elongated ridges on either side of Ama Dablam appear to be a mother's arms around her child, and the hanging glacier is compared to a traditional semi-circular pendant that is worn by Sherpa women

11. Mt. Thamserku:
The mountain Thamserku is a stunning one connected to a ridge which leads to eastward into Kangtega also. Over 6,000 meters high, it is marked for its snow saddle and lies between the Hinku and Khumbu valleys.

12. Mt. Kangtega:
Considered a major peak in the Nepal Himalayas, Kangtega is also known as The Snow Saddle. Its peak is at 6,782 meters above sea level. The first ascent happened in 1963

13. Mt. Kangaru:
Kusum Kangru, another name of Mount Kangaru is found in Khumbu Region of Himalayas of Nepal. Its name Shar means "Three Snow White Gods" in Sherpa language which is considered as the triple summit of the mountain. The Kusum Khola originates at Kangaru and flows in a westerly direction till it joins the Dudh Kosi at Thado Koshi.

These mountains are spotted during EBC helicopter tour giving a majestic view and an ultimate experience to the visitors.

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Altitude
Day 01 Best Package offer for helicopter tour Everest base camp 5,545m

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary


Day 01

Best Package offer for helicopter tour Everest base camp

Embark on an unforgettable adventure and witness the breathtaking beauty of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayas on this exclusive helicopter tour. This once-in-a-lifetime experience offers a unique perspective of the world's highest peak and iconic landscapes, saving you time and effort compared to traditional trekking.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

5:50 AM:

  • Hotel pick-up and transfer to Kathmandu Airport Helipad (1300 meters): Our team will pick you up comfortably from your hotel in Kathmandu and transport you to the departure point.
  • Pre-flight briefing: Before take-off, receive a comprehensive briefing on safety procedures, the itinerary, and what to expect during the flight.

6:15 AM:

  • Check-in and security screening: Complete the check-in process and undergo a security check at the airport.

6:40 AM:

  • Helicopter flight to Lukla Airport (2,800 meters): Take off on an exhilarating helicopter journey, marveling at the stunning mountain vistas including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.
  • Witness breathtaking landscapes: Witness the unique panorama of narrow valleys, glacial rivers, dense forests, and traditional villages nestled amidst the Himalayas.
  • Land at Lukla Airport: Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys before a brief stop to refuel and freshen up.

7:50 AM:

  • Helicopter flight towards Khumbu and Everest Base Camp: Soar over the Dudh-Kosi River, offering glimpses of Sherpa culture, yak herds, and villages like Namche Bazaar, Gorak Shep, Khumjung, and Phortse.
  • Witness the grandeur of the Himalayas: Fly past the majestic peaks of Cho Oyu, Tengboche Monastery, and the Khumbu Glacier, the highest glacier in the world.
  • Optional landing at Pheriche (4200 meters): Depending on the group size and weight distribution, a potential landing at Pheriche might occur.

8:45 AM:

  • Overfly Everest Base Camp and land at Kalapathar (5,545 meters): Experience the thrill of flying over Everest Base Camp and land at Kalapathar, a renowned viewpoint offering breathtaking panoramas of the surrounding peaks.
  • Unforgettable photo opportunity: Capture stunning photographs of Mount Everest and the majestic Himalayan range from a unique vantage point.
  • Explore the surroundings: Enjoy a short walk at the viewpoint and soak in the fresh mountain air while learning about the surrounding peaks from your guide.

9:00 AM:

  • Flight to Syangboche Hill (Everest View Hotel - 3,800 meters): Ascend to Syangboche, a small village nestled above Namche Bazaar.
  • Breakfast at the Everest View Hotel (optional): Savor a delicious breakfast or refreshments at the Everest View Hotel, the highest hotel in the world, while enjoying unparalleled views of Mount Everest and other Himalayan giants.
  • Relax and take in the scenery: Take a moment to relax and capture unforgettable memories of the breathtaking panorama.

10:00 AM:

  • Return flight to Kathmandu: Embark on the return journey to Kathmandu, enjoying the aerial views of the Himalayas one last time.
  • Optional stop at Lukla: Depending on weather conditions, a brief stop at Lukla might be included for refueling.

12:00 PM:

  • Arrival at Kathmandu Airport: Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Throughout the tour:

  • Experienced pilot and guide: Benefit from the expertise of a highly qualified pilot and knowledgeable guide who will ensure your safety and share insights about the region.
  • Breathtaking scenery: Witness the unparalleled beauty of the Himalayas from a unique aerial perspective.
  • Safe and comfortable journey: Enjoy a safe and comfortable helicopter flight with all necessary safety measures in place.

This itinerary is a general guideline and may vary slightly depending on weather conditions and operational requirements.

Additional details:

  • Duration: Approximately 5-6 hours
  • Group size: Limited to a small group for a personalized experience
  • Clothing: Dress warmly in layers, wear comfortable shoes, and bring sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Luggage: Due to weight restrictions, only a small backpack with essential items is allowed on the helicopter

NOTE: The timing of the helicopter may change due to the weather conditions.

Tour Duration With Landing

From/To Duration
Hotel to Airport  20 Minutes 
Kathmandu to Lukla 45 Minutes 
Lukla to Pheriche 12 Minutes
Pheriche to EBC & Kala Pattar  Witness the awe-inspiring glory of the Himalayas from this vantage point and enjoy the view.
Kala Patthar to HEV 20 Min to HEV
HEV to Lukla  10 Minutes
Lukla to Kathmandu 45 Minutes 
Domestic Airport to Hotel 20 Minutes

Book your Everest Helicopter Tour today and embark on an unforgettable adventure to the heart of the Himalayas!

Maximum Altitude: 5,545m
Flight Time: App. 4 Hours
Meal Included: Breakfast at Everest View Hotel
Not satisfied with this itinerary? CoreTreks offers a customized itinerary option that allows you to personalize your trek according to your preferences and requirements.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost Mentions

Trip Includes


The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour starts from USD 1,160 per person. This price includes:

  • Comfortable private transfers between your hotel and the Kathmandu airport.
  • Shared helicopter flight for groups of 5-6 people. (Private flights are available at an additional cost.)
  • Landing at Kalapathar for breathtaking views of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks.
  • Permits and government fees for the helicopter tour.
  • Basic medical kit for your safety and well-being.
  • Experienced pilot and guide to accompany you throughout the tour.

Please note:

  • Local permit fees and staff wages are paid directly in the mountainous region.
  • Breakfast at the Everest View Hotel, gratuities, and personal expenses are not included.
  • Weight limit is 250 KG per group or 5 people.

Trip Excludes


  • Nepal Visa
  • International airfare
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, meals, etc.)
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Everest View Hotel
  • Gratuities (tips)
  • Hard/soft drinks
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee (USD 30 per person)
  • Kathmandu Airport taxes (USD 5 per person)
  • Breakfast at Everest View Hotel (optional, additional cost)

For detailed information on flight options and additional services, please contact us.

Join Our Fix Departure Dates 2024/2025


Scheduled Trip is scheduled and can be booked for the mentioned dates.
Limited Only few slots are available on the given dates and booking is recommended at the earliest.
Sold Out Slots are sold out in group trekking / tour options, but you may book private trekking / tours.
Start Date End Date Offer Price Status Book
12 Apr, 2024 12 Apr, 2024 $1160 Guaranteed
03 May, 2024 03 May, 2024 $1160 Limited
03 May, 2024 03 May, 2024 $1160 Guaranteed
08 Jun, 2024 08 Jun, 2024 $1160 Guaranteed
06 Jul, 2024 06 Jul, 2024 $1160 Guaranteed
04 Aug, 2024 04 Aug, 2024 $1160 Guaranteed
06 Sep, 2024 06 Sep, 2024 $1160 Guaranteed
03 Oct, 2024 03 Oct, 2024 $1160 Guaranteed
03 Nov, 2024 03 Nov, 2024 $1160 Guaranteed
14 Dec, 2024 14 Dec, 2024 $1160 Guaranteed
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The ideal time for your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour depends on your priorities and preferences regarding weather, scenery, and potential for cancellations. Here's a breakdown of the different seasons and their suitability:

Spring (March - May):

  • Pros: Pleasant weather with clear skies, beautiful rhododendron blooms in lower hills.
  • Cons: Colder mornings and nights, potential for high winds.

Summer/Monsoon (June - Early September):

  • Pros: Less crowded compared to peak seasons.
  • Cons: Unstable weather conditions, frequent cloud cover, higher chances of flight cancellations.

Autumn (September - November):

  • Pros: Clear skies, comfortable temperatures, dry season with breathtaking views.
  • Cons: Slightly colder nights, higher demand and potentially higher prices.

Winter (December - February):

  • Pros: Stunning winter scenery with snow-capped mountains.
  • Cons: Colder temperatures, highest risk of flight cancellations due to bad weather.

Overall recommendations:

  • For the best combination of clear skies, pleasant temperatures, and minimal risk of cancellations, aim for Spring (March - May) or Autumn (September - November).
  • If you're on a budget and willing to accept a higher chance of cancellations, Summer (June - Early September) might be an option.
  • Winter (December - February) offers unique scenery but comes with the most significant risk of cancellations.

Important note:

  • Weather conditions can be unpredictable, and flight cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances are always a possibility.
  • Always check the latest weather forecast and consult with your chosen tour operator before booking your trip.

Additionally, you might consider including the following information:

  • Festivals and holidays: Mention any major festivals or holidays that could affect availability or prices during specific times of the year.
  • Personal preferences: Briefly touch upon factors like personal tolerance for cold weather or preference for specific landscapes (e.g., blooming flowers in spring vs. snow-capped peaks in winter).
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CoreTreks understands that every traveler has unique needs and desires. We offer a variety of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour options to cater to your specific interests, time constraints, and budget. Here's why choosing CoreTreks for your unforgettable Himalayan adventure is the perfect choice:

Customized Itineraries:

  • We don't believe in one-size-fits-all experiences. Our expert team will work closely with you to create a personalized itinerary that aligns perfectly with your preferences, whether you're an adrenaline seeker or a curious explorer.

Unmatched Local Expertise:

  • With over two decades of experience in organizing helicopter tours in Nepal, we possess an in-depth understanding of the region and its hidden gems. Our local guides are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise, ensuring an authentic and enriching experience.

Safety First:

  • Your safety is our top priority. We operate a fleet of AS 350 Series helicopters, renowned for their reliability and safety features. Our helicopters undergo rigorous maintenance according to the strictest safety standards. Additionally, our highly skilled and experienced pilots are prepared to handle any situation, ensuring a smooth and safe journey.

Comprehensive Support:

  • From the moment you contact us until your return home, we are dedicated to providing exceptional support. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always available to answer your questions, address any concerns, and ensure a seamless travel experience. We strive to exceed your expectations and create a worry-free and unforgettable adventure.

Unwavering Passion:

  • We are passionate about sharing the beauty and adventure of Nepal with the world. Our team's genuine enthusiasm and commitment to delivering exceptional service will make your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour an experience you'll cherish forever.

Leave your worries behind and embark on an incredible journey with CoreTreks. Book your perfect heli tour in Nepal today!

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Lukla is among the highest airports in the world which is situated at 2,860 meters The schedules of flights are altered by the inconsistency of the weather. Apart from that, you can consider hiring a helicopter service. CoreTreks operates a safe helicopter flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

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The Everest Base Camp trek as it usually starts from Lukla and finishes there in the mountainous area. In case of emergency or if personal reasons make it impossible for you to return to Lukla, you could opt for a helicopter. Entire trail from Everest Base Camp is covered in twenty minutes helicopter tour. A great way to see the breathtaking scenery of the region from another view point. While flying over Sagarmatha National Park the trip offers a breathtaking Himalayan view along with the splendour of numerous Sherpa settlements scattered along the way.

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Trek to Kalapatthar through Everest base camp using a helicopter is a common helicopter ride known to give spectacular views. Situated at 5,545 meters, Kalapatthar is one of the best places from where to the see the Himalayan Range of Mount Everest. The summit which is well-known for its breathtaking views of Mt. Everest (8,848m) offers views of other summits, such as Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Nuptse (7861m), and Pumo Ri (716 The trip also touches the Everest Base Camp to give passengers full information about the Khumbu Glacier and Icefall. Himalayan experience of combining two of the most top destinations in the Everest area is one to recollect.

 

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The flight to Everest Base Camp is one the most incredible experience one will ever have. The views of the Himalayas are astounding and the expedition of descending on the Glacier will always remain a memory. The helicopter flight aabout 45 minutes and depart from Kathmandu.

It's a once-in-a-lifetime adventure flying in a helicopter over the Nepal Himalayas on the way to the Everest Base Camp. The views will leave you breathless and you fly over some of the world's highest mountains. A flight to Base Camp from Kathmandu takes about an hour and a half and the landing is incredible.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


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Yes, it is. The air crew and pilot including our staff ensure that the aircraft is in great condition anytime of the year. 

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Unlike regular aeroplanes, Helicopters provide raw, and personal viewing experience. If you love mountains and an adventure full of adrenaline then, yes this tour is for you. 

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Yes, our package includes airport pickup and drop.

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Lulka has all kinds of payment services. However, at Kala Patthar, usually the first stop of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, has no payment services

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In the spring and fall, the temperature fluctuates between 15 degrees Celsius and -5 degrees Celsius. 

In the winter, the thermometer dips below -17 degrees Celsius and is regarded as the coldest season of the year

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From here, you can take a flight all the way up to the 5,643-meter Kala Patthar before landing at the 3,880-meter Syangboche Airstrip or the Everest View Hotel for a short breakfast. This is your last stop before taking out for Kathmandu

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Due to safety regulations, we stop at Kalapatthar for approximately 15 minutes, which is more than enough to scope out the majesty of Everest.

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You are welcome to join our expedition to Everest base camp as a lone traveler. Our group heli tours frequently have a few open spots for you to join. Likewise, if you like, you can fly privately

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Everest Base Camp is at a lower altitude in comparison to Kalapatthar. Therefore the Himalayan range is clearer from Kalapatthar.

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The Airbus H125 helicopter model performance is excellent which is the reason it is used for flying to Mount Everest and landing easily. It can accommodate to three people or 250 kg at a time and land at the base camp. Nevertheless, helipad facilities should be prepared beforehand.

The helicopter can go down to Everest base camp, however, the landing may not be safe and secured since the landing area has mass boulders, rocks, and glaciers. There is a risk of rockfalls and avalanches which pose a threat to the safety of the chopper and its passengers.

Around the period from mid-April to the end of May, expedition teams have a temporary temporary helipad. Nevertheless, it has to be constantly care of since it was built within moving glaciers.

Seasoned mountaineers and the local Sherpas advise one to land the helicopter at Kalapatthar. This is a safe and close distance from Everest Base camp and it offers magnificent views of Mt Everest and the surrounding Himalayas. It is also known as one of the good and safe places to land and take off.

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Helicopters cannot land at the Everest base camp as the place is not safe enough due to the lack of a proper landing space. Although a little helipad was in the context, it is always changing due to the movement of glacier, and there is also a danger of rockfall, landslide and avalanche. Notably, other summits partially block the view of Mt. Everest from the base camp.

Everest Base Camp is the most attractive destination for most of trekkers but Kala Patthar offers a higher and more breathtaking view of Mount Everest and neighboring mountains. Kala Patthar offers a wide-angle perception of the glory of the Himalayas which involves, among other mountains, Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam.

Kalapatthar is another widespread spot for trekkers to be able to see the sunrise over the Himalayas and this is a marvelous experience. Although Everest Base Camp is one of the important destinations of the trek, Kala Patthar is the highlight of the trek, affording breathtaking views of the Himalayas and a unique memory for those who reach the top.

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Everest base camp helicopter tour is called so as it is a tour that takes you to the base camp of Mount Everest by helicopter. The helicopter, however, may not touch the spot at the precise base camp due to security reasons, neither does the spot have the proper helipad which is a requirement. It flies around thus giving the passengers a vantage view of the mountain and its surroundings. The tour is programmed to give you a one of kind and exciting view of the highest mountain in the Earth from up in the air, with the best scenery of Himalayan ranges and peaks around. The tour usually takes a few hours and is a favourite with visitors who wish to witness the beauty of Everest but do not want to hike up to the base camp.

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An Everest helicopter tour will give you the chance to explore Mt. Everest and the neighboring Himalayas from an entirely new look. It is indeed a great alternative for those that lack time either as a result of being busy or otherwise cannot hike to Everest Base Camp.

On board the helicopter ride you will be able to fly over the Khumbu region and see the highest peaks in the world like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. The helicopter will also touch down at Kalapathar or Everest Base Camp allowing you to take in the stunning views and snap some memorable photos.

A helicopter flight is more comfortable and convenient route of admiring the mountains than hiking. In addition, it frees you from the challenges and complications of the hike, for instance, altitude sickness and physical fatigue.

Nevertheless, it is worth mentioning that a helicopter tour can be fairly pricy in comparison with a trek, with a little stop at the Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar. Moreover, the weather conditions can influence helicopter tour, impacting the flight schedules.

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The total weight limit for the EBC-Helicopter Tour is 500 kg. This implies that a maximum of 5 passengers is supposed to be accommodated on the helicopter. The capability of the helicopter is dependent on the weight of the people joining the tour. You must know your weight as it is very important to ensure that the total weight does not go beyond the 500kg weight capacity of the helicopter during the Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

There is only one passenger, two passengers, or three passengers and the helicopter will branch direct to Everest Base Camp (Kalapatter). But if there are more than 3 passengers (4 or 5), the helicopter will land at Pheriche. The shuttle from there will be arranged to cover the helicopter flower trip which includes a landing at Kalapatter. It is required to keep the weight limits regulated control for all the high-altitude flights and maintain the safety of all passengers.

Here is the breakdown of the weight limit based on the number of passengers:Commercially-sold power can be underpriced so that in qualification of capacity the operator is virtually making an irrevocable binding commitment to supply to consumers power at a price below the long-term efficient level.

  • 5 passengers: The limit of 500kg for 1 helicopter
  • 4 passengers: 350 kg total weight limit (to be shared by 4 passengers)
  • 3 passengers: Maximum weight of all three passengers up to 250 kg.
  • 2 passengers: 2 passengers weight limit of total 150 kg
  • 1 passenger: An 80kg limit per person

Please remember that these weight limits are for your safety and helciopter’s proper functioning during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Additional Information


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  1. Warm clothing including a coat, scarf, gloves, and hat
  2. Sturdy walking boots
  3. Waterproof trousers
  4. Sunscreen and lip balm
  5. Sunglasses
  6. Insect repellent
  7. First Aid kit
  8. Camera
  9. Binoculars
  10. Energy bars and snacks
  11. Water bottle
  12. Pocket knife
  13. Multi-tool
  14. Flashlight
  15. Headlamp
  16. Signal whistle
  17. Matches/ Firestarter
  18. Emergency shelter
  19. Map and compass

To prepare for your trek in Nepal, it's essential to consider both the specific route and the time of year. Here is a Nepal trekking packing list to help you pack wisely. Here’s our Nepal Trekking packing list.

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Here are some things to expect during an Everest Base Camp flight:

Flight
The flight from Kathmandu Airport to Lukla takes roughly 40–45 minutes. The flight will feature a short layover in Lukla which usually lasts 10–15 minutes. The flight will be of approximately 40 minutes to reach both the base camp and Kalapathhar taking in consideration landing time.

Landing
The helicopter will land at Kala Patthar which is 5,545 meters high.

Landscape
The helicopter will go over the historical cities, valleys, villages, rice terraces and stunning view.

Views
The flight provides a view of Mount Everest, Khumbu icefalls and Khumbu Glaciers and much more of the surrounding peaks.

In sum, the Everest Helicopter Tour is an excellent journey which gives breathtaking views of some of the world's most impressive peaks. Nevertheless, the high altitude and cold temperatures pose some difficulty for some people and one should exercise care when trekking. Furthermore, observe all the safety measures and instructions that the pilot or tour guides instruct.

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The best time for an Everest climbing expedition is usually from late April till early/mid-May or late September to early/mid-October. The weather is generally calm during these periods: clear sky and almost no precipitation. But, the Everest region is notorious for being unpredictable, hence the most meticulously organized trip can be derailed by the poor weather.

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Following are some of the important helicopter safety tips that passengers should follow. Please note that any unnecessary disturbance to the pilot can lead to serious consequences. 

  • Smoking is prohibited within 50 feet of an aircraft.
  • Pay close attention to the caption during the briefing. S/he will describe how, when, and where you board and exit the aircraft.
  • Only approach the helicopter once the pilot has given the all-clear, and enter as instructed during the session. 
  • Never come up behind a helicopter.
  • Protect all of your personal items, including hats and sunglasses. 
  • Do not try to catch something that has been blown away.
  • Once the pilot has given the all-clear, get out of the helicopter.
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Before the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing, strict adherence to the below-mentioned safety rules and travel tips are the need of the hour to ensure a joyous and happy ride. Note that, the regulation violations, excessive movements in the cabin or teasing the pilots, can have severe results. Kindly refer to the guidelines below:

  • Be careful when the captain is giving a brief. They shall expound on boarding procedures and exiting the helicopter, as well as the allowed movements in the aircraft.
  • Wait for the captain’s signal before approaching the helicopter, make sure to approach from the designated side.Avoid approaching from behind.
  • Secure all your personal effects such as hats and sunglasses. If any thing is misplaced or blown there is no need to rush to the trouble of recovering it.
  • Smoking is 100% not allowed within 50 feet of the aircraft.
  • Exit the helicopter when the captain has verified safety.

Follow and abide by all safety rules and instructions applicable for a safe and fun flight. Behave responsibly inside the helicopter also let others to act likewise. If you have any questions or concerns about helicopter flight safety measures then please get in touch with us at info@coretreks.com.

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What is true is that the helicopter does not land at mount Everest base camp all because of many good reasons. The base camp of Mt. Everest is obscured by the peaks of Lola, Lhotse, and Nuptse hence it is impossible to see the whole mountain from that elevation. Not to mention, landings at the base camp are also not at all safe because the glaciers and ice keep moving and rock falls that have resulted in the Helipad getting washed away and changing location.

Moreover, Everest base camp should not be landed on as it is not ecological friendly and accountability of conserving the fragile environment in around the base camp and its surroundings Consequently, landing at Gorakshep is a better idea since it is close and still gives you good views of Mt. Everest as well as a safer and responsible option.

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  1. Hotel Everest View
    Hotel Everest view is situated in the city centre, overlooking the surrounding mountains. Our hotel has a number of comforting and enjoyable amenities and services. You can either lounge in the spa, enjoy the pool, or roam the city—all at Hotel Everest view.

    The Hotel Everest view is a hotel situated in Nepal. The hotel gives ideal vista of the Himalayas and Everest. The hotel too has many facilities which include a restaurant, bar, and WIFI.
  2. Lukla
    Lukla is the primary town where the travelers pause before moving to Everest Base Camp and other trekking destination in the area. The town lies in the Khumbu region of Nepal at an elevation of 9,383 feet (2,860 m). Lukla houses a small airport being the only means of airway to reach the town. The airport is known to be one of the most dangerous in the world being that it has a short runway and terrain mountainous.

    Lukla is one of the most frequented starting points for trekkers going to Everest Base Camp and nearby peaks. The town offers a variety of accommodation facilities, restaurants and shops. The Nepal Mountaineering Association has a Lukla office through which it disseminates information on trekking and climbing activities in the vicinity.
  3. Khumbu Glacier
    The Kumbu Glacier is a glacier located in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is the origin of the Dudh Kosi, a big feeder river of the Sun Kosi. The glacier is 8 kilometers long and 1 kilometer wide. It is in the Everest region of the Himalayas at an elevation of around 5,000 meters. Khumbu Glacier is one of the most globally renowned ones. It is a favourite place for climbers and trekkers also.about Khumbu glacier.

    Khumbu Glacier is a glacier located in the Everest region of the Nepal Himalayas. It lies at an elevation of 8,848 meters (29,029 ft) above sea level and is about 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) long. Glacier is the origin of Khumbu Icefall and it flows to the south into the Western Cwm.
  4. Kala Patthar
    Black Rock or Kala Patthar is a smaller peak situated near Mount Everest in the Nepal Himalayas. It is perhaps the most frequented spot for mountaineers and trekkers doing the Everest Base Camp Trekking at an elevation of 5,640 m (18,500 ft). It houses views of Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu that can’t be found anywhere else although not one of the Seven Summits.

    Climbed for the first time by Bill Tilman and Sherpa Norgay Tenzing in 1953, Kala Patthar now is very well known climbers and trekkers from all over the world. A lot of climbers utilize it as an acclimatization point prior to going up to Everest or just to get the views. Moreover, it is perfect for sunset and sunrise photos, the light touches the peak right turning it into an orange shimmer.
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If you're planning to go to Everest Base Camp and you will want to avoid the long and tedious journey then a helicopter tour is perhaps the best option. Our group being part of the Everest Base Camp Heli tour gives you an opportunity to get there with no time spent and you will be amazed by views of the Himalayas.

In our company you will get fair Everest helicopter flight costs and a guided trip for the best satisfaction. The trip’s cost is determined by the size of your group. On average, if there are 2 people in the group then the cost will be at least USD 1050 per person. Nevertheless, as the number of people in the group is increasing the mentioned price will be lower Hence, the larger your group is, the cheaper the price per person will be.

A thing to remember is that every shuttle has a weight limit. There will be the use of the extra shuttle under the weight management and the cost burden is to be borne by the group members. Nevertheless,we will try to provide a comfortable journey and your safety will be guaranteed.

Our Everest heli tour is a lifetime experience, we cannot guarantee it but, it will surely remain in your memories as one of the best. All the way long your journey our experienced guides and pilots will always be there to make sure you will be safe and secure. Hence, if you're interested in having a group trip with us, just contact us any time.

Simply said, we can offer you a simple way to get to EBC and have an unforgettable experience of the Himalayan vista if that’s what you’re after. For a lifetime’s adventure on your holiday that needn’t empty your purse, choose our competitive prices, qualified guides and pilots.

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Do you seek an unusual and unforgettable way to check out the base of Mt. Everest? Come and join us at our Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Nepal which may be what you need. Our tour allows you to fly by yourself, to admire the splendor of the Himalayas with no distractions.

The price for group tour to Everest which was mentioned above is not for a private trip on Everest tour. In terms of cost range scale, a private tour’s price is between USD 3350 to USD 5000 per trip in relation to various factors, for example, number of people in group, tour duration, and all other personalized services required.

With our private tours you have the freedom to customize your travel schedule based on your preferences. You decide the departure date, itinerary, and even any extra activities make the trip more interesting. We will develop together a bespoke and bespoke experience which you will never forget.

In case you're interested in saving some money, then you can also join one of our departing dates for a group Everest Helicopter flight landing tour. You will pay less but you should share your vehicle with travelers from all over the world. The group tour cost starts from USD 1050 per person, and it decreases with the group size increases.

No matter which option you select our professional guides and pilots will keep your journey secure and comfortable. We employ top-of-the-line helicopters fitted with modern conveniences to make your journey as pleasurable as possible.

In addition, a private Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a memorable activity which lets you see the Himalayan beauty from a different perspective. We offer a flexible itinerary and personalized services which allow you to choose the customized tour to meet your interests.

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Although technically a helicopter can fly to the top of Mount Everest it is quite difficult and dangerous. The top of Mount Everest towers 29,029 feet (8,848 meters) above sea level. This altitude is well above that which most helicopters can fly. Also, the high altitude and extreme weather at the summit make it hard for helicopters to operate.

Even a helicopter capable of flying to the summit of Mount Everest would need an accomplished and seasoned pilot to steer the chopper through the dangerous landscape and fickle weather. On top of that, various other logistical difficulties are connected with this kind of flight such as the necessity of particular specialized equipment and personnel to ensure the safety of the crew and passengers.

What that means is that helicopters can fly to the top of Mount Everest however it is neither a practical nor a safe option for transportation. The majority of climbers who try to reach the peak use their legs, equipped with specialized gear and helped by support teams who guide them across the tough terrain and the harsh environment.

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Set out on an exciting journey to the Everest Base Camp with our Helicopter Tour – an excursion suitable for all ages. A low-altitude flight lets you leave altitude sickness worries behind. This tour is suitable for absolutely everyone, whether you have physical disabilities, you are accompanying children or not, or you are a highly appreciated elder. Get in our team without hassle and enjoy the some emotions from climbing the Everest, without trouble and pain. We will make sure that your helicopter flight is without any hassles and memorable.

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Leave the crowded trails and dive into a foaming sail experience. The appeal of the Everest Base Camp trek draws many adventurers each year, but popularity has its flipside—busy paths But do not worry as helicopter ride will give you an opportunity to seclude yourselves from the touristy pool.

From the moment you take off from a virgin helipad, your journey begins that lets you enjoy the unblemished splendor of the Himalayas without the endless crowd of fellow trekkers. No more the busy trails, experience the peace with a more isolated adventure. From a helicopter tour, you'll appreciate the loneliness and serenity of the Everest region. Get ready for an unforgettable experience as you glide above the crowds and have memories created in places less trodden of this stunning region.

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Get ready for an experience that is like no other combining thrills of helicopter flight and breathtaking views. Steel your nerves as you get on your first helicopter ride that feels like walking and chewing gum at the same time. Prepare yourself to be awestruck at the sight of Mt. Everest and the flower-like snowy Himalayas.

Walk into a helicopter whose windows are large and transparent such that you have the best view. Soaring through the sky you will get breathtaking views of Everest, Khumbu Glacier swirling below and picturesque Sherpa villages. Catch priceless memories with your camera as the helicopter exclusively circles the surrounding mountains giving you many chances to snap amazing photos. You will get amazed as you encounter the majesty of Mt. Everest and the related splendors in a new angle.

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We are excited to inform you that our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Tour in Nepal now comes with more peace of mind guaranteed with our strict Covid safety protocols. Visitors from all the world can now participate in this magnificent journey with the assurance of safety and flexibility. Since autumn 2022 Nepal has been performing excellently with low Covid cases, ensuring a safe journey.

In order to ensure the safety of our esteemed passengers, we humbly request all persons to provide medical papers proving their Covid-19 vaccination. Also, travelers must either be fully vaccinated or provide a negative PCR test certificate.

Be assured, our commitment to cleanliness and hygiene is unyielding. We completely disinfect our Everest Base Camp Helicopter before and after every flight. Our team is fully masked up from the start of the journey and we ask all of our passengers to do their part too. For those who might not have masks, we would be glad to have them available to you. Hand sanitizers are present at all times during the tour, compliance with the highest hygiene standards.

Considering everyone's safety, we request all those people who are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, please notify us at once. Within an unfortunate event that your trip gets canceled due to Covid related reasons, we offer a full refund to our valued customers.

Fly to Everest base camp base camp with a helicopter tour, being assured of your health and safety are our prime concern. Experience the splendor of Nepal's renowned landmark without a care in the world.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Reviews


A delightful trip of Everest base camp by Helicopter ride


From: Poland | On: 14 Apr, 2023
5

I was privileged to fly to Everest Base Camp via helicopter service of CoreTrek few weeks ago, and I must say that it was just amazing. Right from the start to the end, everything was organized smoothly, perfect and very pleasant.

It was awe-inspiring just to enter the helicopter, with incredible panorama of the Himalayan Mountains and the Khumbu Valley. The pilot was well versed and extremely skilled; this made us feel very secure and comfortable all through the journey. After reaching the Everest Base Camp we were taken to the surrounding to explore the areas and to admire the breath-taking view. The whole experience was really awe-striking.

The detail orientation and the high level of customer service were I appreciated most in the CoreTrek. From the pre-trip briefing to the post-trip follow-up everything was well planned and executed. The guides were knowledgeable and good natured and they went the extra mile to ensure that we had a memorable trip.

In a nutshell, I strongly advise CoreTrek to anyone searching for a distinct and unforgettable trip in the Himalayas. their chopper ride to the Everest Base Camp is one of a kind experience that i will remember all my life. Thank you, CoreTrek, for such an awesome tour!

Breathless Beauty: Reflecting on the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Ride with Coretreks


From: Canada | On: 02 Jun, 2023
5

The opting of a helicopter flight to the Everest Base Camp was the correct decision, all safety measures were taken sufficiently. The capacity of the number of people on board was restricted to ensure social distancing

In addition, we were subjected to stringent safety measures and the flight itself was spectacular To give a spectacular panorama of the Machoanlo ripple which is made up of the summit of Mount Everest and all the other towering above while floating closer to the peak and making a stop near the location of the base camp has its own arrays.

My humble appreciation to the organizers, for putting together a superb and unforgettable excursion.

From Dreams to Reality


From: Australia | On: 24 May, 2023
5

The extraordinary short trip my friends and I launched on surpassed all our expectations. In this extreme expedition, we were able to get the closest possible glimpse of magnificent Mt. Everest. Not being able to land at the Everest Base Camp due to some technical difficulties and also our eco-friendly and responsible tourism commitment we were in an even more breathtaking place that had the best mountain views. This amazing endeavour thanks to the pilot and the staff of Coretreks made our trip a never to forget adventure.

Unforgettable View


From: Germany | On: 19 May, 2023
5

Be a part of the best of a superlative and exhilarating journey of High Camp helicopter tour. Be drenched in the stunning splendour of the Himalayan mountain peaks, printing an unforgettable image in your mind. Either you opt to forego the journey to base camp Everest or simply yearn to experience an entrancing encounter, this short yet exceptional helicopter trip fulfills your desire to get close to the magnificent Mt. Everest.

Our deepest thank you to Coreterks Nepal to provide a perfect and successful trekking journey that has impressed, joy and created particular memorable life-time to us.

Epic Heights: Legendary Everest Base Camp


From: United States | On: 13 May, 2023
5

Greetings! I would like to tell about my breathtaking travel by a helicopter to the Everest base camp in Nepal which has just happened. It was an absolute wonder! instead of suffering days of strolling, we were awarded with several hours of exceptional views, admiring the mighty Mt. Everest. One of the highlights of this expedition was surely the stop at the Everest View Hotel. There we relaxed and enjoyed the amazing views of Mt. Everest and Dablam Ama which were in the distant.

I want to thank Coretreks sincerely for well-orchestrating such an amazing adventure. A helicopter ride was such an exciting event that left me/ one/ me/ us speechless (without words) looking at the panorama. In case you are in Nepal at any time and want a really exciting experience of viewing the miracles of Everest base camp then I strongly advocate this helicopter tour. You have my word; it will be an unforgettable and memorable one!

A Spectacular Journey


From: India | On: 06 May, 2023
5

Starting my Everest base camp helicopter tour, I enjoyed a magnificent morning venture, trip of a life time. Moment by moment, there was only joy and amazement under the Himalayan blue sky. We got down safely at a destination that was not only spectacular but charming which provided us a nearest view of Mt. Everest , together with its cluster of high mountains. I was so lucky to behold such amazing beauty and I am indebted to Coretreks for these moments I will never forget.

 

Celestial Perspectives: Immersed in the Splendor of Everest Base Camp on the Coretreks Helicopter Ride


From: India | On: 02 May, 2023
5

On a crisp spring morning in Nepal, my wife and I embarked on an extraordinary adventure to witness the majestic Mt. Everest. Opting for the exhilarating Everest base camp helicopter flight, we experienced the pinnacle of our lives. This remarkable journey, courtesy of Coretreks, not only served as an unforgettable honeymoon trip but also provided us with an incredible opportunity to bask in the joyous beauty and splendor of the scenery.

Up Close with the Himalayas


From: United Kingdom | On: 01 May, 2023
5

My experience on Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight with Landing Tour was unbelievable. The journey started with a convenient hotel pickup drive to the helipad. The helicopter tour in itself was a once-in-a-lifetime experience as it offered an enthralling view of the high towering Himalayan Mountains and the beautiful landscapes of Nepal. The landing at Kalapatthar was the highlight when I stood there wondering in awe looking at the surrounding peaks with great sunrises and captured beautiful images. The business trip was well-organized and the guide's regional knowledge added depth to the experience. It was a phenomenal journey beyond what I expected.

 

Aerial Spectacle


From: United Kingdom | On: 25 Apr, 2023
5

A helicopter ride to Everest base camp gave us memories that will stay with us forever. In a single day alone, we forged priceless memories that will be treasured for an eternity. We were overwhelmed in front of the range of the mountains and neighboring peak; it was immense. The best thing of the family holiday in the mountains was the breakfast we enjoyed of the snowy weather and the panoramic mountain views. Please don’t miss this great opportunity, perfectly planned by the very talented guys at CoreTreks. It’s a one-time opportunity, you should not go out.

Beyond Imagination


From: United Kingdom | On: 05 Apr, 2023
5

EBC Helicopter Tour was a great deal. I found it so much more convenient that someone picked me up from my hotel and drove me directly to the helipad, which removed a lot of hassle. The helicopter ride itself was a great adventure, exposing spectacular views of the Himalayas and the renowned peaks. It was a landing at Kalapatthar that brought me the best photo shots evoking the amazing beauty of the camp. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, being informative that improved on the experience. It was indeed an eccentric adventure and I will never forget it because of Coretreks.

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