Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
In the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, we try our best to land at the exact and actual base camp depending upon space available for landing, where rocks, moraine, and glaciers obstruct the landing Helipad, from the movement of glaciers with rockfalls every season of the year.
Why Helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp?
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a 1 day scenic helicopter ride to EBC. You will enjoy the clear morning with amazing views of mountains range and fly high above scenic landscapes within green hills and deep valleys of Everest region. And during the stops, you can always explore impressive culture in Sherpa villages and see nice views. The ride is filled with dramatic mountain scenery all along with views of high Khumbu.
Best time for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Like the trekking season, the favorable season for EBC Helicopter Tour would be the spring and the autumn. During this time, the weather is mostly clear and visible for the flight to take off and the views. You won’t have to wait long hours for the flight. The spring season offers a marvelous view of the vegetation, landscapes and mountains.
You can plan your stops in Tengboche, EBC and Lukla where you will be able to add more to the marvellous views of the Everest Region. The lush jungles and the waterfalls will refresh your mind and the blooming of the rhododendron forests is going to warmly welcome you. The month of the spring lies in between March to May and is peaceful.
Autumn is the second favorite season for the Everest Helicopter Tour. The autumn starts in September and ends in November. It is the post-monsoon season, which means there will be clear skies and less rainfall. If you wish to choose the tour in monsoon, then you will be facing heavy rainfall and cloudy skies and you will need to plan precisely. So, pre and post-monsoon are the best time if you are deciding to go on the trip.
Fly time and Landing Permits
Flying hours and landing on the route depends on weather and pilots decision as he knows the best with Himalayan weather patterns. Stops and landing around villages involves weather permits and we will try our best to make your flight enjoyable with possible stops to witness the culture and traditional life of local villages along with the mountain views.
We will try to find a safe and scenic spot for landing as per pilot’s decision around Kalapathar hill. It provides an amazing panorama of high mountains with Mt. Everest at the mere distance as crow fly.
Our Everest Helicopter Tour lasts for minimum 4 hrs to maximum 5 hrs with shortstops around the scenic and cultural spots at beautiful Thyangboche and its an impressive monastery, time permitting a tour of the monastery of great interest enriched with Buddhist religion surround within the green forest and mountain views.
The program starts early in the early at Kathmandu domestic airport with greetings by airlines staff and captain of the chopper. After that, boarding starts on nice wide seats with crystal clear large glass window, where you can observe awesome views of country landscapes with an array of snow-capped peaks.
Everest Helicopter Tour heads towards east along with views of mountains then landing for short-while at a popular town in Lukla, the gateway to Mt. Everest many trekkers and adventures around high Khumbu area, with time for a refreshing warm cup of coffee/tea, and refuelling the chopper.
Where our flight heads above scenic Dudh Kosi River Valley to reach famed Namche Bazaar which surrounded by the hill and then heads towards our major destination to land at possible the site for the Helicopter either at base camp or near about. people enjoy views then head down towards Thyangboche Monastery and to Everest View Hotel for breakfast with views of mighty Mt. Everest and majestic Amadablam peaks, before heading back to Kathmandu after a great wonderful experience on Everest Helicopter Tour.