Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is one of the best ways to view Mt Everest the highest peak in the world with 8848m closely. It is one day helicopter ride tour which land at Kala Paththar or Everest Base Camp.
We will be exploring the highest peak in the world in a short period of time passing though alpine forests of rhododendron with views of Himalayan chain of mountains and lastly landing at the base camp.
Mt. Everest is a dream destination for most of the people. Some people might have a health problem or may not be comfortable walking all the way to Everest or through the entire route, so for those people this is the perfect tour for them giving them aerial view of the Mt Everest. So live your dream and explore Everest and several peaks.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a one day tour from Kathmandu to the Everest Base Camp which is at the height of 5380m and back to kathmandu. This one of the best tour for those who are short in time. It is available 2pax, 3pax or 4pax to a maximum of 5 people. Every penny is worth it in this tour and every minute is memorable from Kathmandu.
The EBC Helicopter tour starts from Kathmandu heading towards Nagarkot having closer view of snowcapped peaks including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal range, Gaurishankar and several other peaks near Jiri. Stopping at Lukla for refueling where you can take 15 minutes to taste the fresh air of mountains and views.
Soon after taking off from Lukla which is the entry point for most of the treks and expedition we will enter the territory of Sagarmatha National Park. Once we reach Namche Bazaar the view will be much better than before. Namche Bazaar is also known as the “Gateway to Everest”.
Flying further past famous Sherpa Villages like Syangboche (known for superb views of the Everest range as well as Everest View Hotel), Tengboche (home to the Tengboche monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region) and Gorak Shep (final settlement going forward in the region), we will finally arrive at our destination, The Everest Base Camp.
For some reason we were unable to land at Everest Base Camp then we will be landing at Kala Patthar instead which is located at the height of 5643m. It is very good option for those who wish to enjoy the scenery and it also the photographer’s paradise with the best viewpoints in Everest region.
After taking off from the Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar, the next stop on the will be at Syangboche which offers delicious breakfast for 30-60 min which is at almost 4000m where you can have a wonderful view of world’s highest peak Everest. Continuing our return journey we will again stop at Lukla. After taking off from Lukla we will enjoy aerial view over the Himalayas and in just half and hour we will be back to Kathmandu completing our successful tour of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.