Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Insights

The breathtaking views of the Eastern Himalayas from above the clouds on the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour are astounding. Imagine flying past Everest, the highest mountain in the world. You will experience moments of a lifetime with this enthralling tour. The fascinating Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu to the Everest area plays a significant thrilling role in your life. Be ready to witness Kala Patthar, which lies above 5455m, from the sky. Furthermore, your most significant experience in life will be on Mount Everest’s lap. One of the most enjoyable and affordable Everest Base Camp Helicopter tours is available from Peregrine Treks and Tours.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Costs

An Everest Base Camp helicopter tour will give you a breathtaking view of the Eastern Nepali countryside. This tour will be extraordinary by the once-in-a-lifetime vista of rhododendron woodland and landscapes touched by clouds. Similar to that, this trip won’t cost much; all you have to do is pay a certain sum to take advantage of this incredible flight. Additionally, this bundle will be very affordable and fun for each participant. Additionally, the cost of the Charter is around USD 4200, but the cost of group participation is approximately USD 1200. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is quite reasonable, allowing you to soar above the breathtaking river gorges and glaciers above 5000 meters.

Hotel Everest View helipad. 12,730 ft. asl. Our rental in the background!
Hotel Everest View helipad. 12,730 ft. asl. Our rental is in the background! Photo Credit: Ian Kindred

Similarly, you may set aside around $50 for an incredible breakfast on Mount Everest’s lap. Because this is a one-day package covering every segment from East of Kathmandu to the Everest Region at the height of 5555m, additional costs will be minimal. Similarly, charges vary depending on a variety of circumstances. You could occasionally employ personal costs in addition to package expenses. You must make do on your own throughout this period. The permit costs and all other fees come under the package.

 

Landing at Kala Patthar after Passing Lukla

With the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Package, visitors and locals may see various natural features from above, including mountains, forests, and national parks. This package lets you visit incredible tourist destinations like “Kala Patthar” from the air while also enabling you to land from a helicopter. Your entire existence may be worth this one-day helicopter excursion. Leaving Kathmandu in the morning on a helicopter flight will begin the tour. In the magnificent woods north of Kathmandu, the chopper flies you. We will be in Lukla in 10 to 15 minutes after flying through many districts and mountain ranges, including Nagarkot, Rammechhap, Langtang, and the Jiri range. You may see the breathtaking panorama of the Himalayas during the heli flight’s ten minutes. Last but not least, we arrive at the Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla, where we stop to refuel our helicopter and have a little rest.

Meanwhile, Lukla is a gateway to Mount Everest and other high peaks between 5000 and 8000 meters, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations. After taking in the impressive Himalayas from Lukla, we will depart in a heli, flying across Sagarmatha National Park. You will be witnessing several peaks, including Ama Dablam, Island Peak, and Mount Makalu, from the heli’s cabin in a spectacular view. Ahead of Tengboche and Dingboche, we will also be flying after passing through the pleasant town of Namche Bazaar. It will astound us to see how beautiful monasteries are from above. You may experience some historical ambiance in these settlements.

Similarly, we will be at our destination at the height of 5400 meters in less than 5 minutes. The Everest Base Camp will finally greet you. As we arrive, we’ll be able to take in the panoramic perspectives of the different Himalayas from the summit of Kala Pathar.

Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Everest, Kanchenjunga, and Makalu are all visible from the Kala Pathar. After around ten to fifteen minutes, we’ll leave for Syangboche, where we’ll stop next. We will arrive at Syangboche after about 20 minutes of flying above the glacial and ice castles of the Khumbu. A once-in-a-lifetime event, the heli fly above the Khumbu area is divine. There is no conclusion to the pleasant occurrences. We will have lunch and enjoy the breathtaking view from the world’s highest hotel, “Everest hotel View,” once our flight lands in Syangboche. After taking some fantastic pictures and relishing the adjacent Himalayas, we will depart for Lukla, which will need a 25-minute heli flight. We will touch down in Lukla in less than 30 minutes, bid farewell to our Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour, and then head back to Kathmandu to conclude our journey.

Everest Base Camp Trek and fly back by helicopter
US$ 2690

Lukla Helicopter Tour

During the helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the scenic grandeur of the highlands and Himalayas will take your breath away. Typically, tourists choose this helicopter route to Lukla for trekking and exploring the Khumbu area. The flight might not provide the service properly in inclement weather. Therefore, the best method to go to Lukla at this time is via helicopter. The offerings will resemble those of Charter and group joining. If you wish to go in a combination of five individuals, there won’t be any issues because the helicopter to Lukla can hold a maximum of five passengers at once. From Kathmandu to Lukla, a helicopter flight will run you about USD 2200.

Similarly, most helicopters providing the services will be the B3e series. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tours will also depart from Kathmandu, flying over Lukla. However, hiring a helicopter will be better since you may go from Kathmandu to Lukla with complete privacy. Similar to how you will during the flight to Lukla, you will take in the visual splendor of incredible vistas and terrains. In addition, before touching down in Lukla, you can see the Jiri range, the Dolakha valley, and Makalu.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Insights

Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Cost

The cost of the helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla will be around US$2000 and US$4000. A B3e class chopper may fly around five persons and 250 kg to 400 kg of weight. The most significant benefit of a charter flight is that you may split the cost with the other four passengers, making it highly reasonable. Taking a window seat and taking in the magnificent view of the hills around Kathmandu and the Himalayas in the eastern portion of Nepal makes you feel lovely. This experience is made more beautiful by the stunning surroundings and evergreen hills. There, you’ll see a lot of monasteries too, in a similar way. Most tourists come to Lukla not just to experience the town but also to trek through the multiple Himalayas in the country’s north, making this the most demanding helicopter tour in all of Nepal.

Similarly, it would help if you didn’t miss this tour’s opportunity to view divine waterfalls and creeks from the window seat. Occasionally, a Lukla Helicopter tour won’t be as simple as it should be owing to terrible weather throughout the monsoon and winter. One of Lukla’s primary weather patterns is terrible weather. Therefore it could be problematic. Near Lukla and in the Khumbu Region, the weather is constantly changing. Helicopter tours to Lukla are worthwhile, nevertheless, when the weather is clear.

The helicopter from Everest Base Camp to Lukla

From Everest Base Camp to Lukla, flying by helicopter is quite reasonable. You will have the incredible opportunity to see the variety of natural features of the Khumbu region during this 20-minute tour, which is worth a lifetime. A helicopter excursion from Everest Base Camp to Lukla will cost around USD 900 and 1000. We will stop for a short break and take pictures of the nearby mountains and Himalayas after arriving at Everest Base Camp in about 20 minutes. To fly the helicopter over the Khumbu Region, we will have experienced pilots. These pilots have extensive experience flying helicopters in this region and come with the necessary qualifications.

In the same way, we will see the magnificent Himalayas like Kanchenjunga, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Everest, and Lhotse. We will snap several pictures from the Everest Base Camp before returning to Lukla. Chill bumps are sensed when one soars over glaciers and passes by beautiful ice caves with a gloomy ambiance.

Moreover, you will experience something almost mythological as you land over the Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5545 meters. You can feel the harmonic vibration of the Himalayas deeply in the glacier lakes of the Khumbu area. As we return to the Lukla, we will stop at Syangboche for lunch and a little respite. We will first spend some time seeing the Everest View hotel before visiting some monasteries that showcase the fascinating Sherpa culture. Additionally, after some time spent touring, we’ll depart for Lukla.

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    Additionally, we will see Lhotse’s ridge as it emerges from the Khumbu Glacier. You will also see glaciers and their tributaries moving down the slopes from the helicopter’s vantage point. The calm wind also gives off an authentic sensation of the eastern Himalayas. It will be an incredible experience to pass directly by Mount Everest. The helicopter can see the breathtaking panorama thanks to the thick, green pine trees and Rhododendron directly below the settlements.

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
    US$ 2000

    Cheapest Helicopter Price in Nepal

    Depending on the locations and destinations, a helicopter trip might cost anywhere from USD 1200 and USD 4000. You can book an economical Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Peregrine Treks and Tours. This will be a fantastic helicopter tour, starting at just USD 1200. Your safety and privacy are of utmost importance to us. Similar to this, there are particular places in Nepal that you may tour in a helicopter for this fee. You may also take this tour with a group because we have a direct relationship with a helicopter tour company in Nepal that will give you the best-chartered helicopter service. In an identical vein, you can only take a helicopter tour from Kathmandu to Everest for as little as USD 1200 per person if you join a group or can bring five additional people with you. This is the most affordable method for obtaining the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

    Kala Patthar, Nepal.
    Kala Patthar, Nepal. Us in the foreground at 17,600 ft. asl, Everest at 29,029 ft. asl with a snow plume in the background. Looks cold but was only -5C in the sun.

    Everest Helicopter Tour in Nepal

    With Peregrine Tours and Treks, you will have a fantastic experience while taking advantage of one of the best vacation packages in Nepal. Magnificent vistas of mountains like Ama Dablam, Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and Kanchenjunga are included in the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. We will embark on a breathtaking helicopter trip starting in Kathmandu that will take us to some of the world’s highest valleys, glaciers, and peaks. Additionally, there will be some brief sightseeing in the Syangboche region. To fully appreciate the broad perspective of the various east Himalayas, we will also be climbing the Everest View Hotel. Imagine flying the world’s tallest mountain while soaring through the clouds.

    This excursion is much more beautiful because it passes across rivulets and lush landscapes. After a 25-minute helicopter ride from Kathmandu, Lukla, the heaven-on-earth town in the Himalayas, will welcome us. As we take out immediately after a brief break, we will travel above several Sherpa communities, including Sagarmatha National Park. One of the most unforgettable experiences is to take off over the Kala Patthar and marvel at the enormous Himalayas. The tour will be great, and the monasteries in Syangboche add even more medieval elegance to it, making it even more impressive and adventurous.

    Nepal Helicopter Tour
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    Best Season for Helicopter Tour in Nepal

    The weather in Nepal was also quite dramatic. During the Everest Helicopter trip, the shifting weather might be a problem. It follows that fall and spring, when the Himalayas are less visible, are the finest seasons for this excursion. During certain times of the year, you can awe the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas and surrounding surroundings. Similar to how it could be a bit problematic in the spring and winter compared to the fall and autumn. In certain seasons, the increased risk may result from poor sight near the enormous Himalayas and other mountains. Similarly, the frequently shifting weather throughout the monsoon and winter seasons may negatively affect helicopter tours. Consequently, autumn and spring are the most suitable times to take an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.