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5 Best Helicopter Tours In Nepal

5 Best Helicopter Tours In Nepal

When it comes to luxury travel, helicopter tours are the best way. With these best helicopter tour packages in Nepal, you can tick off “Reaching Everest Base” from your bucket list, that too in an luxurious fashion. Not only the Everest tour but even the Annapurna Helicopter tour is equally popular. You can also combine your helicopter tour with short treks and make the maximum from your constrained time. Indeed, helicopter tours in Nepal are cherries-on-top for less-time and more-money globetrotters.

We have sorted and listed out the 5 best helicopter tours in Nepal:

1. Helicopter Ride to Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. Helicopter Tours In Nepal

Everest Base Camp is known among the trekkers willing to make it to the foothills of the world’s tallest mountain. Apart from the enthusiastic trekkers, people who are not much into walking can also opt to claim their presence at EBC via helicopter tours. The tour begins in Kathmandu as the chopper heads towards the east to Lukla. From the chopper, you can marvel at the mountains in the diverse and distant terrains below.

The flight offers remarkable views of the Khumbu Glacier lying proudly between the Everest and Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. As you make a stop at Kala Patthar, you can share glances with Everest as it gazes over Mt. Nuptse’s shoulder. You can admire the Himalayan vistas from Syangboche and then head back to Kathmandu with views still burning at the back of your head. It sure will be the best Everest helicopter tour that you ever imagined.    

2. Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Helicopter Tours In Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

Standing at the base of the Himalayas’ poster child, Everest is truly appealing. But, apart from the most famed peak, Himalayas have more to offer. Annapurna Base Camp is another appealing foothill of the mountain, and the fastest way to get there is via a helicopter tour. The tour marks its beginning from Kathmandu as you fly over the diverse terrain parallel to the northern mountain ranges.

The chopper then heads east all the way to Annapurna Base Camp while you enjoy the panoramic views of the magnificent peaks like Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri. At the same time, you will marvel at the beautiful and awe-inspiring Nepali villages down below while getting a bird’s eye view. As you reach the base camp, every second and every sip of your tea with the brilliant mountain panoramas will be worth your while.   

3. Everest Helicopter Tour

Helicopter Tours In Nepal

Everest Helicopter tour lets you enjoy both the natural and cultural aspects of Nepal. In this one, the helicopter tour is combined with sightseeing in Kathmandu. You can marvel at the historic temples and monuments of the Hindu and Buddhist cultures here. The trip begins with a sightseeing tour through the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley. You will visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and reminisce the medieval Kathmandu while visiting Patan Durbar Square.

Subsequently, visiting Boudhanath and Swayambhunath stupas allow you to take a peek at the Buddhist culture. Likewise, the helicopter ride the following day will take you all the way to the foothills of Mt. Everest. From Kala Patthar, you can marvel at the mighty Himalayas and enjoy the view up-close. In a nutshell, you will delve into the realms of spirituality, traditions, and the famed mountains of Nepal with this tour.  

4. Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Tour by Heli

Helicopter Tours In Nepal
Landing Helicopter near Gokyo Lakes

Trekking all the way to Everest Base Camp might seem impossible to some despite enjoying the walk across the diverse terrains of Nepal. The Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Tour by Heli provides a perfect Heli ride to the base camp and around the Gokyo Lakes. The Heli tour begins from Namche Bazar, making a stop at the Gokyo Lakes and Kala Patthar. During your chopper ride, you can enjoy the magnificent views of the majestic mountains and the emerald lakes.

Apart from the Heli ride, the trip also includes a few miles of walking in the Everest landscapes. The two-day trek allows you to relish the varied terrain as you take pleasure in the staggering natural beauty along the trail. Adding to it, you can rejoice in the historical sites of Kathmandu, which will take you to medieval times.  

5. Nepal Cultural Mountain and Safari Tours

Helicopter Tours In Nepal

Nepal Cultural Mountain and Safari Tours take you through the ancient monuments of Kathmandu to the serene village of Dhulikhel. The trip then moves ahead to the subtropical forests of Chitwan where you can enjoy bird-watching and a laid-back elephant safari ride.  You will also experience an incredible jungle walk and get acquainted with the fascinating tribal culture.

During your helicopter ride to Dhulikhel, you can admire the panoramic mountain views of Mt. Langtang Lirung and Mt. Dorje Lakpa. In Dhulikhel, you will have a clear picture of the authentic Newari village along with its cultures and traditions. Likewise, you can visit the historic landmarks of the Hindus and the Buddhists in Kathmandu. Consequently, you will also take to the busy streets of Thamel on a rickshaw ride and stroll around  Ason Bazar. 

The above-mentioned are the best five Luxury Helicopter Tours in Nepal that will take you above the undented landscapes and diverse terrains of the typical Nepali villages. With these tours, you can experience the majestic mountains in just a day. While people invest days for a single view of the Himalayas, you will make it and return within hours. Correspondingly, you can experience the typical Nepali village way of life, in luxury.

Besides these five tours, you can also choose from other trips like
EBC Trek and Fly Back by Helicopter,
Nepal Hiking, and Cultural Tour,
Upper Mustang Trek, and Lo Manthang Helicopter Tour,
Nepal Trekking and Everest Himalaya Heli Tour.
These tours are also equally beautiful and thrilling as compared to the top 5 helicopter tours described above.

Over and above, Helicopter tours in Nepal are one of the best ways of experiencing luxury travel in Nepal. If you are not satisfied with these pre-made itineraries, you can contact Himalayan Glacier Travel Specialists to help plan a tailor-made trip just for you.

About the author

A leading adventure & tour operator in the Himalayas since 1992, Himalayan Glacier Adventure & Travel Company® is the number. 1 guide service adventure choreographer on Mount Everest Base Camp and beyond. Continuing its decades-old legacy, Himalayan Glacier is a little different from other adventure & tour operators. Each of our holidays is truly a tailor-made package which we design for all ages, groups, families & solo travelers. We have veteran mountaineering leaders who have been into this industry for several decades. So, we offer you complete choice and freedom to explore the real pleasure of traveling.
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