Everest Budget Helicopter Tour

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US$ 895 P/P

Trip Info

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Max. Altitude

    5600 m

  • Difficulty

    easy

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Helicopter

  • Region/Type

    Everest Khumbu Treks
  • Best Season:

    • All Year Round

Everest Budget Helicopter Tour is an excellent offer package from Himalayan Trekkers where your burning desire to see the world's highest peak can be completed with a few hours and that at a budget price. The magnificent rising hills decorated with farm fields and a backdrop of pleasing mountains are revealed in an aerial perspective from the helicopter. 

The biggest attraction of this Budget Everest helicopter tour is the opportunity to see the world's tallest peaks up close, as well as other well-known summits like Gaurishankar, Cho-Oyu, Lhakpa Dorje, and others. The natural splendor of the Khumbu region is best appreciated from above, where you can take in the complete panorama of the snow-capped Himalayas, glaciers, and Sherpa settlements. 

Our helicopter budget tour to Mount Everest begins from the airport in Kathmandu. As the plane takes off from the airport, you'll get a bird's eye view of the Kathmandu valley and many of its heritage monuments. The snow-covered peaks begin to appear in front of your eyes as the flight progresses towards the eastern side.

The chopper will land at an airfield for a short time to finish some of your trip's procedures. During the break, take in the sights of the Himalayan range that surrounds Lukla Township. The plane passes almost directly over the Khumbu glacier and Everest Base Camp. The helicopter lands at Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar from where you will be able to see Mt. Everest, Nuptse West Face, Lhotse, Khumbutse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam up close and personal. 

Everest Budget Helicopter Tour Route

Kathmandu – Lukla – Everest Base Camp/Kalapatthar – Everest View Hotel – Lukla – Kathmandu 

Best Time for Everest Budget Helicopter Tour 

The Weather in the Himalayan region is unpredictable. They might rise and fall at any moment. But, helicopter flights to the Everest region can be done at any time of the year. Also, the weather is most favorable to the watchers in the morning time.  

Spring (March – April) and Autumn (September – November) are the greatest time to take helicopter flights to the Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar. These seasons have more moderate temperatures, sunny skies, little to no rain, and a lower likelihood of snowfall days offering spectacular views of the Himalayas, and the colorful environment.

Flights are also viable in Winter (December – February) since there is no possibility of rain and the days are clear. However, when the temperature drops and the winds pick up, the possibility of a flight cancellation increases. Temperatures might drop to dangerously low levels, so you'll need to be well prepared. However, the sky is usually exceptionally clear in the winter, allowing for spectacular mountain views.

Helicopter flight is feasible in Summer/Monsoon (June – August), however, it is risky.  In addition, constant rain increases the likelihood of aircraft delays or cancellations. There is frequent change in weather and the visibility is low due to heavy rains and clouds in this season and it is dangerous to fly in low visibility. The view of the Himalayas, which is the trip's main appeal, is obscured by heavy rain and clouds. So, a helicopter trip to Everest is not suggested. 

In conclusion, spring and autumn are the best seasons for Everest helicopter flights. Nevertheless, it is possible in the winter but monsoon is not recommendable.

Itinerary in Details

1: A Full Day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

🕑 4/5 Hours Total Trip Duration

Max Altitude: 5600 M

  • Meet at Hotel/Your Location 6:00 AM: 
  • Transfer to Airport & Airport formalities

One of our representatives will meet you in the hotel lobby and transport you to Tribhuwan International Airport's domestic terminal.

  • After Formalities/ Boarding in Airport
  • 6:30 AM: Fly to Lukla (2800 m)
  • Flight Duration: 45 minutes
  • Refueling Duration: 10/15 minutes

Following the completion of airport formalities, you will board the helicopter, and the flight will depart in the direction mentioned, heading for Hillary Tenzing Airport, also known as Lukla Airport. Aerial views of Langtang Lirung, Gauri Shankar, Ganesh, Shishapangma, Gyachung Kang, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, as well as Sherpa communities, will be breathtaking during this 45 minutes amazing flight.

You can take some photos and get a peek of the Lukla town while we stop for refueling here for 10-15 minutes. 

(Note: A shuttle flight to Pheriche is required if the weight exceeds 220 kilograms.) We fly 20 Minutes to Pheriche from Lukla

  • 07:30 AM
  • Heli flight from Lukla – Pheriche(4370 M/14340ft) Suttle 
  • Flight from Pheriche - Everest Base Camp Overfly and  Kala Pathar (5600m) (short leisure) as per the condition
  • Flight time = 25 minutes.
  • Ground time = 10/15 minutes

From Lukla, we will overfly Namche, Tengboche Monastery, and Ama Dablam Base Camp and land at Pheriche for a shuttle. We will then fly to Kalapatthar after the shuttle and enjoy the panoramic vista of the high Himalayas.

After refueling in Lukla, the helicopter will take you to Kala Patthar via Pheriche Shuttle. A remarkable difference in landscape and topography may be witnessed as the trip continues. You'll fly above Namche Bazar, the base camp for Mt. Everest. The beautiful hotel communities dotting the Namche Bazar are guaranteed to catch your attention. The helicopter will fly over Ama Dablam, a beautiful alpine peak. When we get to Kala Patthar, we'll take a 10-15 minute break.

  • 08:30 AM fly to Syangboche via Pheriche from Kalapathar
  • 9:00/+ - AM: Fly to Everest View Hotel (3,900 m)
  • Flight Duration: 25/30 Minutes to Syangboche 
  • Ground Duration: 45/1 Minutes/Hour 

From Kala Patthar, the aircraft takes off to the world’s highest hotel at an elevation of 3950 meters. You will get a gorgeous aerial view of the Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Ice Fall as well as some snowcapped peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, and many other small mountains. You will be treated to a delightful breakfast with a glass of champagne ( as per your interest) at the hotel along with a 360-degree close-up view of the Himalayan ranges.

  • 10:00 AM: Fly back to Lukla
  • Flight Duration: 15 minutes
    Refueling Duration: 10 minutes 

We depart the hotel after spending an ample amount of time admiring the view and the landscape. Our flight again lands at the Lukla airport for refueling and basic flight procedures.

  • 10:30 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Flight duration: 45 minutes 

We take off from Lukla and fly over the towering Himalayan peaks, lush green landscapes, and colorful valleys on our way to Kathmandu. Once you land at the airport, you will be dropped off at your hotel. 

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • Private Transfer to/from Hotel As per Itinerary ( BAsed on Sharing)
  • Chartered Helicopter Flight as per Plan ( Sharing Chartered  Between Max 5 Pax)
  • Flight Covers Kathamandu - Lukla - Pheriche- EBC Overfly- Kalapathar- Syangboche - Namche Overfly - Kathmandu
  • Domestic Airport Taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla
  • Ground Charge for Helicopter
  • Travel Insurance During the Flight
  • All Applicable Taxes

 

Excludes

  • International airfare to/from Kathmandu
  • Accommodations and Meals
  • Any Other Activities in City ( Can be provided at extra cost)
  • National Park Permit -Sagarmatha/Everest 
  • Local Province Fees
  • Personal and Private Transfer to/from Airport
  • Other services which are not mentioned in the itinerary and Inclusion

As Everest Budget Helicopter Tour is a day tour, accommodation is not included in this package. But, if the travelers require accommodation in Kathmandu then it can be managed for an additional cost as per their budget and interest. Accommodations ranging from 5-star resorts, comfortable hotels, budget guesthouses, lodges, and homestays are available in Kathmandu. We could arrange it for the travelers as per their choice on prior notice.  

Meals During the Everest Budget Helicopter Tour

Being a budget helicopter tour to Everest, meals are not included in the package. However, travelers can choose the meals from the menu in their favor in the Ala-kat system. Similarly, we could also include the breakfast in the package with an additional cost on request of the travelers. 

 

GearList

Planning a trip in a different environment and such an elevated area, one may have concerns about packing. Here, we have mentioned the essentials to pack for the Everest Helicopter tour. Please do make sure to pack lightly so that it doesn’t cause any inconveniences while traveling. 

  • Full-sleeve shirt
  • Pair of warm trousers 
  • Windproof down jacket 
  • First aid kit 
  • UV protection sunglasses 
  • Sunscreen, moisturizer, and lip balm 
  • Scarf/Muffler  
  • Sun hat/Woolen Cap 
  • Toiletries 
  • Chocolate or energy bars 
  • Valuable items like Passport, Wallet/casual cash, Camera, Mobile Phone, 
  • Bottle of water 

 

 

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