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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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Country
Nepal

Duration
Day 1

Maximum altitude
5545m/18187ft

Activity
Helicopter Tour

Difficulty

Best Season
Around the Year

Accomodation
Excluded

Meals
Excluded

Start/End Point
Kathmandu

Trek Highlights

Close-up view of the tallest peak in the World – Mount Everest.

Landing helicopter at best Everest viewpoint on Kalapather airstrip.

The comprehensive view of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Pumori, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Mera peak, Cholaste, Lobuche, etc.

Have breakfast in one of the highest hotels in the world at Everest Panorama Hotel.

Observation of the Sherpa Settlement at Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Phakding etc.

Sagarmatha National Park also the world heritage site inscribed as Natural world heritage site since in 1979.

A shortstop at Lukla airport(2,860 m)which is located in the lap of a hill.

Trek Overview

The Everest base camp helicopter tour is one of the most thrilling and popular mountain package tours in Nepal. This tour is literally a different tour package other than trekking and mountaineering. This tour focuses on people who have very limited time to visit Nepal but want to touch the highest peak in the world – Mount Everest (8,848m). Everest base camp Helicopter tour offers to close up Himalayas views including the three highest peaks in the world: Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse(8,516), Cho Oyo (8,216 m), and many towering peaks in the Khumbu Region.

Aerial view from the helicopter is definitely an exclusive opportunity to explore the splendors of nature, the High Himalayas, and beautiful scenic countryside views. We assure you that the helicopter we have chosen is among the best helicopter concerning your safety and security that gives you life experience in Nepal. At the same time, we also make sure that the helicopter will be comfortable and exciting. The pilot from the helicopter is experienced, and skilled and they have well knowledge about the geography, climate, and best viewpoint.

During the Helicopter tours, basically, we are seeing the mountains which are: Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,210m), Pumori (7,561 m), Mt. Amadablam (6,856 m), Mera peak (6,654 m), Chocolate (6,440 m), Lobuche (6,119 m), Island peak (6,173 m), and Kwangde (6,011 m) and so many unknown peaks. In Addition, the Everest Heli tour also comprises several beautiful and scenic villages like Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gosaksheep, etc.

The Everest base camp helicopter tour is around three and a half hours long a day tours. It begins in Kathmandu and ends in Kathmandu too. Early morning flight to Lukla airport which is also regarded as Tenzing Hillary airport. Refueling the aircraft, we fly to Everest base camp and surroundings. A viewpoint at Kalapathar, we stop for a few minutes for photos then continues to fly towards Syanboche (3,780m). Here you will have Breakfast at Everest View hotel which is one of the highest-altitude Hotels in the world.

Our helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp can accommodate from 2pax to a maximum of 5 pax with full window seats allowing you to enjoy amazing views and scenery. But, based on the body weight for the landing at Kalapather it only allows 220 Kg maximum, if the passenger is 5 around 420 kg body weight, we do 2 times shuttle flights from Pheriche in order to split the body weight 210 Kg on average.

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Outline Itinerary

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One day Schedule.

Prices - Prices are per person and excluding all International flight.

Price
1 Travelers2 Travelers3 Travelers4 Travelers
Day ActivityUS$5000US$2500US$1850US$1500
  • Charter Helicopter for entire tours.
  • Hotel to airport  drop and Airport to Hotel Pick up by private vehicle
  • Breakfast at Syanboche, Everest Panorama Hotel
  • Conservation fee and Khumbu permit fee
  • International airfare
  • Travelers insurance
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst tours
  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($30/night) and meals in Kathmandu for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.

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Detailed Itinerary

One day Schedule.'

Three hours Everest Helicopter mountain flight can view world highest peak Mount Everest(8848 m) and base camp, including world renown mountain range.

Flight
Breakfast
Everest Base Camp
5:30 – 6:30 AM
5:30 – 6:30 AM
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6:30 – 7:00 AM
6:30 – 7:00 AM
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7:00 – 8:00 AM: Fly to Lukla (2,845 meters)
7:00 – 8:00 AM: Fly to Lukla (2,845 meters)
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8: 00 – 8:15 AM: Flight Refueling at Lukla Airport
8: 00 – 8:15 AM: Flight Refueling at Lukla Airport
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8:15 – 8:30 AM: Fly to Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)
8:15 – 8:30 AM: Fly to Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)
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8:30 – 8:45 AM: Land and Explore around Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)
8:30 – 8:45 AM: Land and Explore around Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)
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8:45 – 9:00 AM: Fly to Syangboche (Everest View Hotel) (3,950 meters)
8:45 – 9:00 AM: Fly to Syangboche (Everest View Hotel) (3,950 meters)
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9:00 – 9:30 AM: Breakfast Time at Everest View Hotel
9:00 – 9:30 AM: Breakfast Time at Everest View Hotel
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9:30 – 10:00 AM: Fly to Lukla and Refuel
9:30 – 10:00 AM: Fly to Lukla and Refuel
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10:00 – 11:00 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu
10:00 – 11:00 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu
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Trek FAQs

You don't need to carry all your stuff which is not required for trekking. You can be left at your hotel or Himalayan Smile Treks office in Kathmandu. Nearly all hotels have a luggage deposit but we do not store clients valuables in our office. Also the hotel you will provide locker their you can store your valuables things. After you come back from trekking, we handover your luggage and other stuff to you.

We assign one of our officers to look after you, who constantly stay in touch with you during your stay in Nepal. We give you his mobile number. Or you may directly contact to our office number also.

In fact you don't need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles to enjoy trekking. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of mountain journey and like walking, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. You do not need any previous experience. However we suggest you some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking before you embark on journey.

If you're doing camping trek we offer standard meals as well as a vegetarian meal option. Just let us know if you want vegetarian meals when you book your trek. But we can't fulfill every trekkers requirement(i.e., dietary requirements or special meals ). Also tea house trekking you will get vegetarian meal. Please tell about your trekking guide about details of your food allergy.

If your solo trekkers we will provide you on single room in tea house. In peak season (October, November, December , March, April) you have to share room with a member of the same sex but it is rarely.

You will be served freshly cooked food during trekking. In all tea houses/ lodges along trekking trail Western, Continental and Nepali dishes are available. Three meals a day will be provided you in full board (Gold) package.

Up to a maximum of 5-6 hours a day with lunch breaks along the trail. The maximum altitude is depends upon which trek you are going. In Nepal normally the maximum altitude of most of the trekking falls between 3500m to 5000m.

To some trekkers when they go over 3000 m they may feel some affect of altitude sickness like shortness of breath and possibly a light headed which is fairly common. Sometime they may also get diarrhea as well as sprains and muscle aches. In such case our guide who is experienced in first aid treatment and high altitude sickness will advise you about any health requirements and also treat you. Altitude sickness is dangerous but it can be avoidable. If your follow a few simple rules you will not suffer from altitude sickness. Rules are trek slowly with your guide, drink at least two liters of water per day (not including beer or soft drinks), If you feel shortness of breath, a slight headache or dizziness, tell your guide and rest immediately. Lie down, drink water. If you are still feeling unwell you may consider going down a few hundred meters. Do not pretend you are okay, and do not go down alone. For further information of altitude sickness

You must disclose at the time of booking any medical condition that could affect your ability to do the Himalaya trekking. The Himalayan Smile Treks advise to do trek who has with heart conditions, knee problems, severe asthma or pregnant should not participate in the trek. The Himalayan Smile Treks could not be responsible in Himalaya trekking due to the lack of the medical facilities any problems due to your special dietary requirements or medical condition

There is no government restriction on the age limit for the Nepal trekking. If the trekkers children under the age of 8 years old and adults over 70 years old. The Himalayan Smile Treks recommend to hire an extra porter(our package price including one porter for two people).

In our trek packages one porter is including for two people. The one porter can carry 20-25 kg your luggage( per person 12 KG). If you're interested to hire extra porter we will recommend to hire in Lukla for Everest base camp trek. The porter cost approximately USD 15. If you want to hire a porter then please let us know at the time you make your trek booking. After Lukla it is very difficult to get porter. if your hire porter above the Lukla or Namche bazaar the porter cost USD 20 to 30 but they cannot always be reliable.

As general rule, it is hot enough during the days to wear an open-neck shirt with shorts and you will not be cold. During the evening, it gets cold so, long trousers and a warm jersey is essential.

Please consult your local doctor and follow his advice. However, if you are taking any particular medicines, it would be best to bring them with you.

There are trekking shops at Thamel, in Kathmandu, where you can easily rent or buy items like sleeping bags, down jackets, walking sticks, rucksacks, duffel bags and other equipments on reasonable price.

We will recommend you to rent or buy sleeping bags as low as -30 °C. This temperature is suitable for Everest base camp trekking(above 4000m). We will suggest to buy /rent sleeping bags and so you can try it out. Also you can rent /buy sleeping bag in Kathmandu trekking store.

If you are flying from a remote mountain airstrip like Lukla, Jomsom, Simikot, Taplejung and Dolpo, you should keep at least two spare days before your departure for home.

Trekking areas like Everest, Annapurna and Langtang, all most tea houses/ mountain lodges have telephone facilities. From there you can make international calls to your home and friends staying any part of the world.

Nepal is absolutely safe country to travel. Our staffs do take every precaution to ensure the comfort and safety of the trekkers. Before 2006 when Maoist movement was going on, there was a kind of fear in few trekking destinations. But today they have also come to peaceful political stream. So there is no more any fear and need to give donation for any party.

We offer you an experienced trekking guide. He is in charge of your overall trekking. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. He is well trained in all aspects of trekking, high altitude medicine, first aid and emergency procedure. He is selected in terms of his professionalism. Remember that trekking guides are local citizens and their English may be basic and limited to trek related topics. About porters, they carry your luggage. They are also local citizens. Normally one porter carries 20 to 25 kg of stuff. Normally we provide one porter for every two trekkers

Our group size is minimum 2 and maximum 12 however we will start trek from One people. We can organize trek according to customer requested date.

In Everest region trekking we offer you accommodation in tea house (mountain lodge). A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Around 5000 m trekking you don't need crampons but if you're going cross the high pass like Larkya la pass(5,235 m), Throng la Pass(5216 m) and Cho La Pass( 5,420 m) it is recommended. We will provide clean sleeping bag during the trekking.

Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them also available hot water for shower. The hot shower is bucket shower(not running hot shower) except Namche bazaar. Most bathrooms are shared and toilets can be either squat type of the western version.

In tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. In tea house your will get vegetarian food. Also we will recommend to eat Vegetarian food. Also in tea house has western food such as pizza, pasta and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants

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