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    Everest Kala Patthar Helicopter Tour


    • 360-degree view during breakfast
    • Delicious breakfast at an altitude of 3963m/13000 ft in Everest View Hotel
    • Land at Kala Patthar viewpoint near Everest Base Camp with significantly less effort
    • Aerial view of alpine forest, hills, local residential areas and villages, and water bodies with glaciers
    • Panoramic view of the Great Himalayan Range with the highest peak in the world: Mount Everest and more
    • Destination
    • Durations
      4 hrs
    • Trip Difficulty
      Easy Trip
    • Activities
    • Meals
      Breakfast or Lunch
    • Vehicle
      Private Vehicle and Flight
    • Max. People

    Introduction - Everest Kala Patthar Helicopter Tour

    Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world with a height of 8848.86 m above sea level. People climb to the top solid foundation to be at the top of the earth. But climbing is not for everyone so, trekking to the Everest Base Camp is the closest to getting near Mt. Everest. But due to lack of time or poor physical condition, the option of trekking is also not in our grasp. So, the easiest and most luxurious way to reach near the Everest Base Camp and see all the scenic and panoramic Mountain views from Kala Patthar in a few hours is the Everest Kala Patthar Helicopter Tour.

    The Everest Kala Patthar Helicopter Tour is a approx. 4-hours Heli ride from Kathmandu to Kala Patthar. The maximum number of participants can only be 5 people at max on sharing basis. On this trip, you will start your journey from Kathmandu to Lukla. It will take about an hour to reach Lukla. Then the helicopter refuels at Lukla. After refueling, you will head to Pheriche. As the helicopter can fly above Pheriche (above 5000m) with a weight limit of 250 kg at most, the trip does shuttles to Kala Patthar (near Everest Base Camp) from Pheriche. It will stop for 5 minutes to give you time to admire the great Khumbu region. Then, the Heli ride will take you to Syangboche in the Everest View Hotel for a hearty breakfast and back to Lukla to refuel your ride back to Kathmandu.

    The Heli Tour to Kala Patthar near Everest Base Camp is no different from a trek to Everest Base Camp compared based on the scenery and the 360-degree view of peaks like Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and so on. It will have the awe-inspiring beauty of the majestic mountains, lush hills, and alpine forest with rhododendron (in spring) during the trip to Kala Patthar Everest Base Camp. So join us on this amazing tour to Kala Patthar & Everest Base Camp on a helicopter.

    Note: This trip is a group joining a trip with max people to be of 5. You can also charter the whole helicopter for yourself with a fixed price but the maximum number of guests cannot exceed 5 Pax. In some situations, landing in Kalapatthar is not possible, so please enquire before booking.

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    Everest Kala Patthar Helicopter Tour Itinerary

    Helicopter Tour of Everest Base Camp

    Note: The exact time given below may vary according to the weather condition, number of guests, air traffic, and other factors

    6:00 am: Pickup from hotel or designated location and transfer to airport

    The tour begins early morning as we will pick you up at 6:00 am. So be ready before that. You will ride to the domestic airport and catch the flight to Lukla in a helicopter. The flight instructor will brief you on this trip and the rules including the safety measures and guidelines. Then we will meet the pilot and board the helicopter.

    • Distance: 5.4 km to the airport
    • Duration: 30 min
    • Highest Altitude: 1400m/4593ft


    7:00 am: Fly to Lukla

    Then the seating arrangements are made and we take off from the east of Kathmandu with the scenery of peaks like Langtang, Manaslu, Gaurishankar, and Ganesh Himal. We will fly over green hills and many rivers and finally reach Lukla. The aerial view of the Lukla is spectacular.

    • Distance: 135km
    • Duration: 45 min
    • Highest Altitude: 2860m/9383ft


    7:45 am: Land at Lukla for refueling

    In Lukla, the helicopter is usually refueled for further travel. It will be a 10 to 15 minutes of break. In the meantime, you can enjoy the beautiful mountain views from Tenzing Hillary Airport.

    • Distance:-
    • Duration:-
    • Highest Altitude: 2860m/9383ft


    8:00 am: Fly to Pheriche

    As the refueling is completed, we will head to Pheriche. We fly over Dudhkoshi towards Namche Bazar. After we fly across Monjo, we will officially be in Sagarmatha National Park. Namche Bazar is the economic hub of the Khumbu region. We can see many local Sherpa villages with peaks like Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar Himal, Lhotse, and Nuptse during our flight. We fly over to Pheriche to stop if there are 4-5 guests with us.

    • Distance: 24.8 km
    • Duration: 18 min
    • Highest Altitude: 4371m/14340ft


    8:20 am: Fly to Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp

    After we reach Pheriche, as the weight limit is 250 kg on a helicopter for smooth flight, we will only take at most 3 people on a further journey to Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp. The remaining will stay at Pheriche and wait for their turn. As the flight takes off to Kalapathar above Everest Base Camp, the glorious panoramic view can be seen with the highest peaks like Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lobuche, Nuptse, Lhotse, and many more. Then we will fly towards Everest Base Camp to mark the finale of the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour. If the landing is not possible due to bad weather conditions or other issues, we will not land in one or any spots. We will get about 20 minutes to capture the moment before going back to Pheriche to pick up the guest who is there and give them a turn. And finally, take all the guests and fly towards Syangboche.

    • Distance: 15km
    • Duration: 20-40 minutes depending on the situation
    • Highest Altitude: 5550m/18204ft


    9:00 am: Fly to Syangboche and breakfast at Everest View Hotel

    After finishing the visit to the Everest Base Camp, we will fly to Syangboche for a hearty breakfast at Everest View Hotel. The Everest View Hotel is the highest in the world with an entry in the Guinness Book of World. We can see a similar panoramic scenery from the hotel. The time to spend in the hotel is roughly 30 minutes, so fill up your plate and gaze at the highest peak in bliss.

    • Distance: 26 km
    • Duration: 20 min
    • Highest Altitude: 3963m/13000 ft


    9:45 am: Fly to Lukla and refueling

    After breakfast, we will fly to Lukla and refuel for the flight back to Kathmandu.

    • Distance: 14km
    • Duration: 10 min
    • Highest Altitude: 2860m/9383ft
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    Cost Details

    What's Included

    • Pick up and drop facility: Hotel-Domestic airport (Inside ring road and Bouddha area)
    • 4 hours of Heli tour around Everest for 5 pax at max.

    What's Excluded

    • Any personal Expensed
    • Necessary Permits and Fees
    • Applicable taxes and charges
    • Breakfast at Everest View Hotel
    • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusion section

    Dates & Availability

    The list of group joining dates is available below. Select the date that matches your holiday schedule and join new people with similar interests. If any of the group joining dates do not match your schedule, CONTACT US and we will make one for you.

    For private trip, you can charter the helicopter but maximum number of people is 5. So, go to the "Private Trip" tab and give us the details. We will get in touch with you ASAP.

    Group joining is the preferred and recommended for this trip. In some situations, landing in Kalapatthar is not possible, so please enquire before booking.

    No group joining date available! you can make a request for private date

    Everest Kala Patthar Helicopter Tour FAQS

    Essential Information

    Safety Notes

    • Always wear your seatbelt
    • Do not leave your seat if not instructed by the pilot
    • No smoking or drinking alcohol without the permission of the pilot in the helicopter
    • For proper weight distribution in the helicopter, please be in your assigned seat and do not change them
    • Be in the line of sight of the pilot and enter and exit the heli from the side and follow the instruction of the experienced guides and pilots.

    Clothing and Equipment Preparation

    • Warm caps or hats and scarf
    • Water bottle and toilet paper
    • Windproof and Waterproof jackets
    • Warm clothes (both for top and bottom)
    • Mobile and cameras with protective cases
    • Sunglasses/Goggles and sunscreen for UV protection
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