Everest Helicopter Tour

Everest Helicopter Tour with Kalapatthar Landing

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  • Duration:4 Hours
  • Trip GradeEasy
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,450 m
  • ActivityHeli Tour & Breakfast
  • Group Size1-20
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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Kalapatthar Landing tour package is a popular itinerary for those who have limited time but are excited to experience the world's highest mountain Everest along with bird-eye views of the Khumbu region and beautiful landscapes within a day. Mt. Everest 8,848.86 m is the roof of the world and the most amazing thing to see in Nepal. Exploring Everest and its surrounding region is the topmost thing for most travel enthusiasts around the globe. Some people love to climb it, some people go trekking to the foothills of Mt. Everest and some just go to explore with their own eyes within a limited time.

Join us on a life-changing experience of the Everest Helicopter Tour with Kalapatthar landing. This exclusive Nepal Helicopter Tour offers some spectacular views which might be beyond your imagination. The scenic and dramatic flight starts from Kathmandu to the world’s most extreme airport - Lukla Airport and marvel at the stunning landscapes of the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

After a few minutes of paperwork, your Kalapatthar Helicopter Landing trip begins flying above the pristine Dudhkoshi River, Imja River, and glacier streams alongside the stunning views of the world’s highest mountains. The flight offers unforgettable scenes of Mt. Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Nuptse, Makalu, Changtse, Thamserku, Cholatse, and many beautiful snow-capped mountains. You’ll pass the highly popular sherpa villages like Chaurikharka, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, and Dingboche along with glacial lakes and icefalls. Once you land in the Kala Patthar, it will reward you with the world’s best view surrounded by mountains, ice-falls, glaciers, and blue skies. Furthermore, you’ll be served a delicious breakfast in the Everest View Hotel, which lies just above the popular Namche Bazaar. Lastly, you will fly back to Lukla for fueling and then back to Kathmandu to end your lifetime experience of Everest exploration by Helicopter.

Highlights of Everest Helicopter Tour 

  • Scenic & stunning flight to the most extreme airport in the world Lukla. 
  • Excellent view of the world’s highest mountains including Mt.Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. 
  • Short landing in the best viewpoint Kalapatthar. 
  • Bird-eye view of the Khumbu region including glaciers, lakes, villages, and landscapes. 
  • Delicious breakfast in Everest View Hotel with stunning views. 
  • Experience the best and world-call views and a trip to the Everest Region. 
  • Sagarmatha National Park is the world's most famous nature reserve in the Himalayas. 

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Here is the Everest Helicopter Tour's full schedule. Contact us if you want to create your own personalized itinerary. We will design the schedule taking into account your needs and specifications.

5:30 – 6:30 AM

Pick up from the Hotel

Hotel pick up and drop to the domestic terminal of International Airport, Kathmandu.
Your Everest helicopter tour will start from International Airport, Kathmandu. Early in the morning, we will pick you up from the hotel and drive to the airport’s domestic terminal.

6:30 – 7:00 AM

Airport Formalities

Preparation and processing to take your scheduled helicopter flight to EBC with a landing.
Your guide will assist you with the check-in process and luggage. Make sure to carry your passport and tickets. After checking in, an airport officer will check your documents and ticket, and you will be ready to fly to Lukla.

7:00 – 8:00 AM

Fly to Lukla (2,840 meters)
Once you complete your airport formalities, you will proceed to fly Lukla. As you begin to fly, you will be welcomed by the fantastic vistas of green hills, and passing through Dolakha village reaches Jiri village. Heli ride continues over the Lamjura-La Pass (3,550 m) covered in thick rhododendron forests.

After 45 minutes, you will land at Lukla with magnificent views of the Chains of the Himalayas. Lukla lies at 2,820 meters above sea level. Lukla is famous for Lukla Airport, which has a small runway in the world.

8: 00 – 8:15 AM

Flight Refueling at Lukla Airport
Once you land at Lukla, you will start witnessing the local Sherpa culture and lifestyle. At the airport, you will see many Sherpa guides and porters waiting for their clients. It will take around 15 minutes to refuel the flight.

8:15 – 8:30 AM

Fly to Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)
After refueling at Lukla Airport, you will fly to Kala Patthar. The inflight commentary will tell you exactly where you are, whether it’s the legendary Everest Base Camp or the mighty Khumbu glacier. In the second half of the flight, you will get great views of the mountains such as Everest, Pumori, and Lhotse summit when flying over the Kala Patthar.

8:30 – 8:45 AM

Land and Explore around Kala Patthar (5,450 meters)
This helicopter tour is more than just a flight where you can gawp at the breathtaking landscapes before you. The 3-4 hours Everest Helicopter tour lets you land in the Kalapatthar, where you will indulge in the view of the mighty, majestic peaks of the Khumbu region of Nepal. Fifteen minutes on the ground may not sound like a lot, but it’s far enough to find splendid views of the scenic mountain beauty.

8:45 – 9:00 AM

Fly to Syangboche (Everest View Hotel) (3,950 meters)
Throughout this mountain flight, you will be accompanied by a guide who will tell you all you need to know about the sites you have a bird’s eye view of as the vibrant colors of a sunrise in paradise merge into one. This short flight is bound to arouse your appetite for another helicopter tour.

After enjoying the magical moments at Kala Patthar, you will fly to the world’s highest-situated hotel, Everest View Hotel, for a hearty breakfast. The flight offers marvelous views of Khumbu Glacier, Gorak Shep, monasteries, Chortens, and snow-clad peaks of the Everest region.

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Breakfast Time at Everest View Hotel
Syangboche is well-known for Everest View Hotel, famous for getting Mt. Everest’s view from every corner. It is an ideal place to get the mesmerizing scene of snow-capped peaks in luxury. You will have a hearty filling breakfast at Everest View Hotel with a splendid Everest view.

9:30 – 10:00 AM

Fly to Lukla and Refuel
After having an excellent breakfast in the hotel, you will fly back to the Lukla with the astonishing views of the Himalayas. There is nothing more exciting than a clear bird’s eye view of the Himalayas up close. Once again, the flight will land at Lukla for 15 minutes for refueling and fly back to Kathmandu.

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Fly back to Kathmandu
Finally, before heading back to Kathmandu, you will see the full range of the Everest region's landscapes’ diversity as you look down on the Namche Bazaar, Lukla, and Phakding. After this exhilarating flight, you will be taken back to your hotel in comfortable, private transport.

Note: This is an estimated plan and time for the Everest Helicopter Tour. This may change due to air traffic, weather conditions, and other consequences.
  • MealsBreakfast at Everest View Hotel
  • Time4 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,545 m

What's Included

  • Airport pickup transfer from/to your hotel 
  • Around 4 Hours chopper ride from/to Kathmandu via Lukla 
  • Landing at Kalapatthar lap of Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha)
  • Breakfast at Everest View Hotel 
  • 10 min ground time in Kalapatthar and 45 min ground time in Everest View Hotel
  • National park fee (30 USD)
  • Airport Tax ( 500 NRS ) 3.5 USD
  • Tips for driver and Helicopter pilot (expected)
  • Personal expenses, food, and other expenses which are not mentioned above inclusive list 

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