Everest Helicopter Tour

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For those with limited time or unable to undertake the rigorous trekking adventure, the Everest Helicopter Tour offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas. This compact yet unforgettable four-hour excursion takes you on a journey of a lifetime, granting you the chance to soar above the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest, and take in the breathtaking vistas of the Nepal Himalayas.

Starting from the bustling capital city of Kathmandu, the Everest Helicopter Tour whisks you away on an expedition that would typically require weeks of strenuous trekking. This luxurious experience is open to everyone, regardless of age, making it accessible to adventurers of all backgrounds. Similarly, it is an experience that promises to leave an indelible mark on your memory.
The highlight of this remarkable journey is the landing at Kalapatthar, a vantage point situated near the Everest Base Camp. From this remarkable location, you will be treated to a bird's eye view of the Everest and its surrounding peaks, all glistening with pristine snow and ice. It's a scene of unparalleled grandeur that has been captured by only a fortunate few.
Whether you're a seasoned adventurer seeking a more comfortable way to experience the Everest region or a traveler with limited time, this tour offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the stunning landscapes and majestic peaks of Nepal's Himalayas. It's a chance to tick off one of the most iconic items on your bucket list without the need for extensive trekking or mountaineering expertise. Prepare to be captivated by the Everest Helicopter Tour, where dreams meet reality high above the world's tallest mountains.

Your Everest Helicopter Tour Majesty in a Day

Your extraordinary Everest Helicopter Tour begins with a convenient drive to the Tribhuvan International Domestic Terminal in Kathmandu. From there, you'll embark on an unforgettable adventure that will take you soaring above the mighty Himalayas and landing at the breathtaking Kalapatthar, all within the span of just one day.
After a brief check-in and pre-flight preparations, you'll board the helicopter and take off towards the first leg of your journey. The flight to Lukla, which lasts approximately an hour, offers stunning aerial views of Nepal's diverse landscapes. Upon reaching Lukla, a short stop for refueling ensures a smooth continuation of your journey.
As the helicopter ascends once more, you'll pass over iconic locations such as Namche Bazar, Syangboche, Tengboche, Pangboche and finally, the renowned Everest Base Camp. Along the way, you'll be treated to panoramic vistas of the Himalayan mountain range, a sight that is bound to leave you in awe.

Highlight of Everest Helicopter Tour

The pinnacle of your adventure awaits as your helicopter touches down at Kalapatthar, standing tall at an elevation of 5,545 meters (18,192 feet). From this vantage point, you'll be treated to an unrivaled perspective of some of the world's highest peaks. Among the breathtaking sights, you'll be able to capture the majestic Mount Everest (8,848 meters), Pumori (7,161 meters), Ama Dablam (6,812 meters), Lhotse (8,516 meters), Cho Oyu (8,201 meters), Nuptse (7,861 meters), and a host of other snow-capped giants. It's a photographer's dream come true.
After immersing yourself in the beauty of Kalapatthar and capturing the moment, you'll reboard the helicopter and make your way to Syangboche for a well-deserved breakfast stop. Here, you'll indulge in a luxurious breakfast at the Hotel Everest View, all while being enveloped by the awe-inspiring Himalayan scenery.
With your spirits refreshed and your stomach content, your helicopter will then whisk you back towards Lukla, with a brief stop for refueling. From Lukla, it's a swift journey back to the Tribhuvan International Domestic Terminal in Kathmandu, where you'll conclude your adventure. Reflecting on the magnificent landscapes, captivating experiences, and memories etched in your heart, you'll return to your hotel, knowing that you've embarked on a truly once-in-a-lifetime journey.

How safe is the Everest Helicopter Tour?

When it comes to the Everest Helicopter Tour with Nepal Holiday Organizer, safety is paramount, and your peace of mind is our utmost concern. We understand that embarking on such an extraordinary adventure requires complete trust in the team you choose, and we're here to provide you with the assurance you seek.
Our experienced team, both in the air and on the ground, prioritizes your well-being throughout the journey. Our helicopters undergo rigorous maintenance and safety checks, ensuring a memorable and secure experience. When you choose us, you're choosing an adventure that not only provides stunning views but also a commitment to your safety and peace of mind.
Major Highlights
  • Touch down at Kalapatthar, an elevated viewpoint at 5,545 meters (18,192 feet), offering an unparalleled vantage point for capturing mesmerizing photographs of the Himalayan giants.
  • Soar above the Himalayas and witness breathtaking panoramas of Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, along with other iconic mountains
  • Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the Hotel Everest View in Syanboche
  • Flying above the Sagarmatha National Park and several Sherpa settlements
  • Stunning view of the Khumbu Icefall
  • Experience the best of the Everest region in just one day

Private or Group Joining - The Choice is Yours

At Nepal Holiday Organizer, we understand that every traveler has unique preferences. That's why we offer both private and group joining options for the Everest Helicopter Tour, ensuring that your journey aligns perfectly with your desires.
Group Joining: If you opt for the group joining option, you'll have the opportunity to share this remarkable experience with fellow adventurers. It's a cost-effective way to embark on the tour, and you'll have the chance to meet and connect with new companions who share your love for exploration. Our scheduled group dates provide a sense of camaraderie and shared discovery.
Private Trip: On the other hand, if you seek a more personalized and luxurious experience, a private trip is the ideal choice. With a private tour, you have the flexibility to customize every aspect of your journey according to your preferences. It's your adventure, tailored precisely to your desires, ensuring maximum comfort and exclusivity.
Contact us today to discuss your preferences and embark on the Everest adventure that suits you best.

Booking Your Everest Helicopter Tour

Booking your Everest Helicopter Tour with Nepal Holiday Organizer is straightforward and transparent, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish.We recommend booking your tour well in advance, ideally 15 to 1 month prior to your desired tour date. This allows us to make all the necessary arrangements to ensure your trip is as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible.
To secure your spot on the tour, we request an initial payment of 10-20% of the total trip cost. This serves as a confirmation of your reservation and helps us plan for your journey. The remaining balance of the trip cost can be settled upon your arrival at our office in Thamel, Kathmandu. We strive to make the payment process as convenient as possible for you.
To facilitate the necessary permits and arrangements, we kindly ask you to provide a clear scanned copy of your passport. Additionally, please specify the exact date you prefer for your tour.
For more detailed information regarding our booking policies and terms and conditions, we encourage you to review our comprehensive documentation. It outlines all the details you need to know to ensure a smooth and enjoyable Everest Helicopter Tour experience.

Trip Cancellation Assurance

In case of a trip cancellation caused by factors beyond your control, such as bad weather or technical issues, we refund 100% of your deposit. See our trip cancellation policy.
Outline Itinerary5:30 AM - 6:30 AM: Hotel pick up and drop to the domestic terminal of International Airport6:30 AM - 7:00 AM: Preparation and processing to take your scheduled helicopter flight to EBC with a landing.7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Fly to Lukla (2,845 meters)8:00 AM - 8:15 AM: Flight refueling at Lukla Airport Flight Refueling at Lukla Airport8:15 AM - 8:45 AM: Fly to Kala Patthar (5,450 meters), land there and explore around8:45 AM - 9:30 AM: Fly to Syangboche and have Breakfast (Everest View Hotel) (3,950 meters)9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Fly to Lukla and Refuel10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu11:00 AM - 12:00 PM : Drive back to hotel
Cost InclusionHotel pickup and drop offAirport boarding passes and documentsHelicopter flight (5 people maximum in one helicopter)Oxygen cylinder in case of emergenciesAll government taxes and fuel surcharges Cost ExclusionFoods and drinks during the tripPermit FeesPersonal ExpensesBreakfast at Everest View HotelTips

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5:30 AM - 6:30 AM: Hotel Pick-Up and Airport Transfer

Your adventure begins with a prompt hotel pick-up, ensuring a smooth start to your day. We'll escort you to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, where your Everest Helicopter Tour awaits.

6:30 AM - 7:00 AM: Preparation and Processing

Upon your arrival at the airport, our team will assist you with the necessary preparations and processing to ensure a hassle-free and safe journey. You'll receive all the information and guidance needed for your scheduled helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp.

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Fly to Lukla (2,845 meters)

Your helicopter adventure takes off as you ascend to the skies, leaving Kathmandu behind. Within this hour, you'll be treated to captivating aerial views of Nepal's landscapes as you make your way to the renowned Lukla Airport, nestled at an altitude of 2,845 meters.

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM: Flight Refueling at Lukla Airport

Upon reaching Lukla, a brief stop for flight refueling ensures a safe and continuous journey. It's a chance to rest and recharge before continuing your remarkable expedition.

8:15 AM - 8:45 AM: Fly to Kalapatthar (5,450 meters)

The helicopter takes off once more, soaring to the extraordinary height of Kalapatthar at 5,450 meters. This high-altitude landing is where you'll have the unique opportunity to explore the surroundings and capture awe-inspiring photographs of the Himalayan giants.

Here is the cost inclusion and exclusion of Everest Helicopter Tour:

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  • Ground Transportation (Hotel Pickup and Drop off in Airport)
  • Permits & Fees (Heli Boarding Pass & All required Permits)
  • Helicopter Flight (5 people maximum in one helicopter & Fuel Surcharges)
  • First aid box
  • Equipments (Oxygen cylinder in case of emergencies)
  • All necessary documents and paperwork
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Country visa fee
  • Tipping and donations

The cost for 1 Day Everest Helicopter Tour is $1300 with services included like, private vehicle,

Here are some essential information about tours in Nepal:

Tour Itinerary:

The itinerary can be customized as per your preferences.

Additional cost will be applied when adding extra days, destination and services in the itinerary.

Meeting Point and Time:

Usually, meeting point will be provided before the tour and we request all tourist to be ready on time.

Guide or any representative of NHO will be there to pick you up on time.

Contact Information:

There are many options to contact us for any help during tour. You can directly talk with head of NHO through What’s App, email, or phone number too.

Packing and Dress Code:

We request participants to pack clothing based on the weather of Nepal and activities planned.

Please wear comfortable & sweat absorbing clothes. Also, we request you to wear less revealing clothes during tour.

Entrance Fees and Tickets:

Usually, entrance fees & tickets costs will be in cost inclusion. If you do not see them in cost inclusion then do message us as some tour package do not cover entrance fees & tickets.

Participants can pay for the entrance fees & tickets in the destination directly if the fees & ticket cost is not mention in cost inclusion.

Meals and Snacks:

Please notify us if you have any food allergy.

Foods & Snacks are usually not included in cost. You can get meals & snacks in near restaurants which offer all types of cuisines.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Check our cancellation and refund policy for more details.