Pickup time by late 6:30 a.m. Flight Time from 7 to 8 a.m. as weather wise.Duration of flight with stops: 3-4 hours. Back to Hotel by 10:30 a.m. or 11: 30 a.m. Flight distance of 160 k.m. / 100 miles from Kathmandu to Everest base camp.
Morning our staff receives you for a short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport terminal. After checking in through security, and then board in a small spacious helicopter greeted by the captain and airlines crews. Enjoy the comfort on 4-5 seated helicopter, passengers can have the opportunity to seat beside the pilot on the front. As the helicopter lifts off enjoy the alluring panoramic views of Kathmandu valley and the city. Heading high views of Himalayan range of peaks appears in front, facing Ganesh, Manaslu Himal in the west. Includes Langtang and Jugal Himal towards north, as the chopper heads east views of Mt. Gaurishankar and Mt. Everest with Mt. Makalu. The pilot might make a short landing near Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary Airport to drop the fuel for return journey.
This makes the Helicopter much lighter to fly on higher altitude, as the flight follows the Dudh Koshi River. Heading past above lovely Sherpa villages with glimpse of Namche Bazaar, the famous town and hub of all trekkers and villagers.
The Helicopter heads North-East past beautiful Tengboche Monastery amidst green woodland, heading straight north. Reaching close to Mt. Everest, where pilot makes a quick round of Everest base camp. Allowing passengers to catch exciting views of Everest base camp, filled with remorseless field of rocky moraine, ice and glaciers. Facing close looks of massif Khumbu Ice-Fall, the main obstacles for mountaineers, then the helicopter makes a soft safe landing.
A perfect and scenic spot for a Helipad below Kalapathar high hill, a famous and popular view-point for all trekkers. Enjoy the glorious vista of Mt. Everest at close distance of mere 5-6 k.m. aerial distance. A spectacular and safe spot for helicopter to park, as well for glamorous scenery of towering peaks that surrounds the photogenic place. After an enjoyable and grand experience the helicopter takes you to a wonderful spot on a high ridge at Everest View Hotel.
Where all passengers can enjoy the refreshment and breakfast along with superb views of Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam. The return journey on the same route via Lukla for re-fuel, then on the air to land at Kathmandu airport.
On reaching Kathmandu air terminal, transfer for a short drive back to your hotel, after glorious morning adventure on Everest base camp Helicopter Tour.
With more than 5 passengers, for above 6 to 10, chartering another helicopter, but with 5-6 on the same chopper. The pilot lands at Pheriche valley, and shuttles the passengers to and from view point the base of Kalapathar hill.
So that every passengers can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest at close distance with other giant peaks.
Depending upon the seasons, but mostly for all seasons carry a light day pack with necessary items for the morning trip. Wearing warm clothes, down jacket, sun hat and woolen tops, scarf, sun-glass and sun-blocks. On higher altitude the sun is bright with strong UV, needs protection against the bright sunlight.
Wearing boots, or sport shoes, might need to walk for short distance like at Kalapathar hill bottom and at Everest View Hotel. As well some money for refreshment drinks and breakfast at Everest View Hotel.
At least a month ahead or minimum of a week or few days, after paying the amount charged for the flight. Full payment should be made before boarding the helicopter of Everest base camp tour. The cost depends upon the number of passengers or for chartering as private for one family or friends.
Yes you can carry a packed breakfast, but it will be cold to consume but can carry with you. Enjoy the breakfast wherever the landing spot is on the tour. The price for set breakfast at Everest View Hotel is about US$ 40 per person.