Day Tour of Everest Base Camp in Helicopter - 1 Day

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Hop onto a helicopter and experience Mt. Everest, the world's tallest mountain in just one day
Destination: Nepal Trip Cost: $1199 USD
Group size: 1-5 people Max-Altitude: 5,545m/18,192ft
Arrival on: Kathmandu Departure from: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast in Syangboche
Accommodation: n/a

Trip Introduction

Day Tour of Everest Base Camp in Helicopter is a great way to experience Everest in just one day. We begin our helicopter tour from Kathmandu and fly towards the east to Lukla which is a beautiful Sherpa village. From here we fly over the Everest Base Camp which is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. From our helicopter, we also admire great views of the Khumbu Glacier which is ideally located between Mt. Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Next, we stop at Kalapathhar for the grandest views of the world’s highest mountain and it’s neighboring Himalayas. Then we fly to Syangboche and spend around twenty minutes at a hotel for breakfast while also admiring the beautiful Himalayan vista. We fly back to Lukla for fueling and return to Kathmandu and end our amazing helicopter day tour of Everest. The entire Day Tour of Everest Base Camp in Helicopter gives us a unique opportunity to not just reach the base camp of Everest, the highest mountain on Earth but get the best aerial views of Everest and neighbouring Himalayas on an exclusive helicopter flight. 

  • Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Lukla to Everest Base Camp (fly over)
  • Everest Base Camp to Kalapathhar for magnificent views of the Everest panorama
  • Kalapathhar to Syangboche (breakfast in Syangboche amidst the Himlayan vista)
  • Syangboche to Lukla
  • Lukla to Kathmandu
Important Note: Spending only around five minutes in Kalapathhar will prevent us from getting altitude sickness. Our helicopter will be on stand-by at Kalapathhar therefore it is technically impossible to spend more than the allocated time.

Important Note

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Spending only around five minutes in Kalapathhar will prevent us from getting altitude sickness. Our helicopter will be on stand by at Kalapathhar therefore it is technically impossible to spend more than the allocated time.

Trip Cost

1 person: 5390 USD per person
2 people: 2550 USD per person
3 people: 1690 USD per person
4 people: 1490 USD per person
5 people: 1199 USD per person 

TOTAL TRIP DURATION: 4-5 hours

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by a private vehicle
  • 4-5 hours helicopter flight
  • National Park fee
  • Breakfast in Syangboche
  • Company service charges
  • All government and local taxes
  • Emergency oxygen availabe inside the helicopter. (Additional cost required for personal use of the oxygen cylinder outside the helicopter)

Travel Insurance

It is a condition upon joining any of Himalayan Glacier's trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don't arrange or sell insurance.

Acclimatization

On our ‘Day Tour of Everest Base Camp in Helicopter’ we fly from Kathmandu at 1,300 meters to the maximum altitude of 5,545m in only a few hours. The rapid increase in altitude may result in Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Therefore, it is important that we are extra careful. We can take Diamox tablet as a precaution before starting the trip. It is also advised that you consult your doctor before booking the trip.

Best Time to Travel

The best time to take this trip is from September to April. Although spring and autumn are Nepal's popular tourist seasons, a helicopter day trip in the winter guarantees equally clear views that will have you mesmerized. However, being the monsoon season the months of June, July and August are not recommended.

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977-98510-55684

Source:www.himalayanglacier.com