Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
One Day activities of Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour: join the group to minimize the Everest helicopter tour package or private flights
EBC Heli Tour summary
1- Kathmandu to Lukla airport 46 minutes and fueling ground time is 10 minutes.
2- Lukla to Everest base camp and Kalapatthar flight time 24 minutes and landing time 10-15 minutes.
3- Kalapather to Everest view hotel 12 minutes and landing time 45 minutes for Breakfast.
4- Hotel Everest view to Lukla to Kathmandu 80 minutes
Total flight duration is 3.45 hours.
Starting early depart (6:30 AM) from the hotel and then transfer to Kathmandu domestic air terminal for super scenic panoramic flight, the seats with much space for leg rooms with large window seating where you can marvel immense scenery. After a seating arrangement flying over Kathmandu valley catching views of Ganesh-Manaslu-Langtang and Jugal Himal range of peaks with Gaurishanker and Melung Tse peaks.
As the flight swirls above rolling green hills past Dolkha village around Jiri village heading past Lamjura-la pass of 3,550 m high covered in a thick alpine forest of rhododendron-magnolia-pines and oaks trees, our air journey continues after half hour to 45 minutes from the take-off.
To land at Lukla with awesome views of the Himalayan chain of mountains with Mt. Everest during the flight and then landing at Lukla unique airstrip known as Tenzing & Hillary airport tribute to the legendary mountaineers who first conquered Mt. Everest on May 29th, 1953.
At Lukla where chopper lands for refueling as well for refreshment in its many excellent lodges with fine restaurants and bakeries, here with time to observe the local Sherpa traditional life interwoven with Buddhism teaching.Lukla at an altitude of 2,820 m. high, which is also a door to many Everest trekking-mountaineering and other adventure to cultural walks, from Lukla after half hour stops then flying high into Dudh Kosi River gorge in between the peaks of Kwangde and KKusum Kanguruwith Tharmarserku peaks, as the chopper whirls heading at Namche Bazaar.
At Namche a short fly over to glimpse the view of famous colorful Namche Bazaar where busy Saturday Market takes place every week, Namche the hub and main Sherpa capital of Khumbu region within Everest.From Namche heading higher with the awesome panorama of snow peaks with Mt. Everest and majestic Amadablam peaks and then landing (only special flights with extra cost) at scenic Thyangboche near its famous old Buddhist monastery.
A charming spot surrounded by snow-capped peaks with close views of Amadablam- Everest and other peaks, located within the green forest. With time to visit its famous monastery where you can observe monks and priest in prayer halls, here most of the climbers and mountaineers receives blithe missing from a high priest for safe e and successful climb on Everest and other high peaks.
From Thyangboche after two hours of great flight continue towards Mt. Everest Base Camp above beautiful Khumbu valley surrounded with world highest peaks and then landing at Kalapather Gorakshep of above 5,180 m high, this was once an original base camp earlier from 1950′ to late 1960’s located beneath lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar rocky viewpoint hill.
After a brief stop fly towards Everest Base Camp above moraine and ice to reach base camp, here enjoy the view of tumbling and notorious Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers. After a marvelous and exciting time with the adventure of a lifetime experience retrace the air journey back to Kathmandu with an awesome and memorable time on Helthe copter flight to mt. Everest Base Camp.