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Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Product ID: 363420
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Take an amazing aerial excursion to the Everest Base Camp in a helicopter, surrounded by exciting views of beautiful Himalayan ranges of Everest region of Nepal. You'll receive multiple stops, as well as a lovely breakfast in the lap of the Himalayas.
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Duration: 4.5 hours
Starting time 6:30 AM
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You will be collected from your accommodation in Kathmandu.

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  • Take an adventurous mountain flight over the Everest region of Nepal
  • Explore the famous landing spot, Kalapatthar (5,545 meters), which features the best vantage point of Mount Everest
  • Savor a lovely breakfast in the lap of the Himalayas surrounded by snow capped mountains
Full description
You'll be collected from your Kathmandu accommodation between 6:00AM-7:00AM in the morning, following which you will travel for 30 minutes to the Tribhuwan International Airport's domestic section. Following about 30-40 minutes of preparation time, the helicopter will take off and begin its 45-minute flight over beautiful hills and valleys to the famous Lukla Airport (i.e. Tenzing Hillary Airport), which sits at an elevation of 2,860 meters.

There will be a short duration landing of 10-15 minutes for refueling at the Lukla Airport, following which the helicopter will take a 25-minute flight over the Everest region. You'll fly over the colorful settlements of Namche Bazar, Pheriche, the Tengboche Monastery, and Gorakshep, making your way up to the famous landing spot of Kalapatthar, which is 200 meters above the Everest Base Camp and sits at an elevation of 5,545 meters.

Whilst there you will have roughly 10 minutes to look around, take photographs, and absorb the magnificent sights of these beautiful snow-capped mountains from a close distance. Following that, your helicopter will take off and fly for 12 minutes from Kalapatthar to the famous Hotel Everest View, at an elevation of 3,880 meters.

To compliment your experience, this location provides an open terrace setup for breakfast with great food and hospitality, allowing you to enjoy a lovely breakfast on the lap of the Himalayas. After this refreshing break of roughly 45 minutes, the helicopter will take another 80-minute flight from HEV, Syangboche, to Lukla Airport and to its final stop at Kathmandu Airport. There your representatives will be waiting for you to take you to your respective hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • One chartered helicopter flight
  • Company charges
  • Oxygen tanks inside the aircraft (in case of emergencies)
What’s Not Included
  • Breakfast at the Hotel Everest View (approximately $20 USD)
  • National park fees ($30 USD)
  • Airport tax ($2 USD)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• If possible, it is recommended to have one or two flexible days just in case your guides need to re-schedule the flight due to weather conditions
• If the weather is bad, this tour will be re-scheduled to the next day or so
• If you do not have any flexible days and if the flight is cancelled due to poor weather conditions, a full refund will be issued (except for transportation charges to the airport, if already used)
• The helicopter will land at Lukla Airport for a short brief moment of 10-15 minutes for refueling purposes
• The maximum altitude of landing on this tour will be at Kalapathhar (5,545 meters)
• The breakfast will be at the Hotel Everest View (3,880 meters)

From US$ 1,346.76 per person

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Everest Assistance

Product ID: 363420