Everest Helicopter Tour is one of the most admired helicopter tour. It is designed to tourists who want to take advantage of seeing the most of the area in a short amount of time and good for person who is physically unable to trek and had a desire to view the marvelous view of Mt. Everest from close distance. Everest Helicopter Tour offers the closest possible views of Mount Everest. Everest heli flight also includes the aerial view of medieval Kathmandu that is clustered with courtyards, palaces and temples.
On Private charter Everest Helicopter Tour with Kalapattar Landing, four hours diversely fascinating and thrilling luxury tour provides aerial views of almost every jewel of Everest region. Landing your helicopter at Kalapattar offers 360° views of world highest mountains including Everest (8848m), Pumori Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7855m), Changtse (7553m) and thousands of snow-capped peaks”..
Here a few highlights of Everest Helicopter Tour:
- See the remarkable beauty of the Himalayas from a helicopter.
- Fly to the Everest Base Camp, where hikers and trekkers often rest before ascending the mountain.
- View not only the mountain but also the areas of Gourishanker, Cho-Oyu, Mt.Everest, Lhakpa Dorje, and many more..
- See the panoramic view of 6 mountains from helicopter.
Note: Everest Helicopter can lift only 3 person at a time from Everest base camp due to high altitude from Syangboche. So, if more the 3 Passangers, it may have to do shuttle which means lift passengers turn by turn.
Day 01: Private helicopter charter from Kathmandu to Everest base camp and then back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Private Everest Helicopter Sightseeing Tour – 4 hours
Early morning you will be transferred to Kathmandu International airport and fly to Everest by private charter helicopter. The helicopter flight to Kala Patthar (17192 ft/5242m) provides a panoramic vision of the mountains and the mesmerizing Gokyo Lakes. From Kala Patthar (17192 ft/5242m) You will get the closest view of Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks. The Kala Patthar plateau is also a historic site as the ‘World’s Highest Cabinet Meeting’ was organized by the Nepalese Government over here on 4th December 2009.
After enjoying the wonderful sights and capturing the scenes in our camera, we board the waiting chopper and fly towards Everest view hotel at Syangboche. At 3800 m, Everest view hotel is among the world’s highest full service hotel. Perched high above the Khumbu valley on a spectacular and serene location, the hotel boasts of an unparalleled panoramic view of the principal peaks of the Khumbu including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam and Lhotse. Enjoying these views we enjoy breakfast and celebrate the end of our memorable Everest journey. After breakfast we board the chopper and fly to Kathmandu and transer to Hotel.
Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
Two night Deluxe twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis
All local transportation by private vehicle in Kathmandu
Accommodation in a teahouse or lodge during the trek
English-speaking trek leader with first aid and eco-training
All trekking permits
Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park entry fee and permit
Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea and coffee daily) during the trek
Government and local taxes.
Transfers from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Changunarayan to Kathmandu by private van.
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu & Nagarkot
All kind of drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks).
Your personal equipment.
Personal travel and medical insurance.
Any kind of personal expense.
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Tips for trekking staff, driver.
How long is the trek?
The length of the trail depends on where you start and end your trek, therefore it can be anything between 160-230km. It can be done in as few as 16 days, or as many as 21 days, if doing side trips. Usually it takes either 15 or 16 days to do the shorter version, and 18-19 for the full route.
Do I need any permits?
Yes. You will need the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) which is $33 and Trekker’s Information Management System Card (TIMS card), which are $20 each for individual trekkers. Both can be obtained at the Adventure Connexion (AC) in Kathmandu. You will need your scan passport copy and passport sized pictures with you as well.
What is the lodging like?
The ACT is a teahouse trek, which means there are guesthouses in almost every village. Some are better than others, but generally rooms are basic and come with shared bathrooms. Blankets are provided but it’s a good idea to bring your own sleeping bag as it gets chilly in the higher levels and there are no heating systems inside the buildings. Usually you will have to dine at your lodge in order to get a room. Some places may offer hot gas showers for an additional fee, so take advantage of that while you can because above Manang you won’t get the chance to shower at all until you reach Muktinath, on the other side of the pass.
Is there are risk of getting altitude sickness?
There is a risk since you will be hiking above 3000m. Different people react to altitude in different ways, no matter their fitness level or experience in the mountains. That’s why you should learn and understand what altitude sickness is and what the symptoms are beforehand. You can ask your local travel medicine specialist, search online or attend one of the lectures organized in Kathmandu. There’s also an option to attend the high altitude sickness lecture in Manang organized by the Himalayan Rescue Association.
When is the best time to go?
The best weather for trekking in the Annapurna region is during autumn (September to November) and spring (March-May). The skies are clear then and you will get a chance to enjoy some outstanding views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri peaks. Keep in mind that even though it is not monsoon season anymore it will be much warmer and humid in the lower regions (jungle) and you still may encounter an unexpected shower or two. It will also be much cooler above 3500m. Even though it’s not technically winter you will need warm clothes and a down jacket.