The first thing anyone wishes for trekking in Nepal is the Himalayan area. Especially, the Everest Base Camp trek is the leading destination in Nepal. You need to spend two weeks trekking the Everest region. But no worries, it can be completed in a single day. The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour is part of the electrifying package towards the high hills, and above the majestic Namche Bazaar.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing tour is a 4 hours trip offering fantabulous views of Mt. Everest, and other mountain ranges. You get a chance to explore Sherpa villages, monasteries of immense Buddhist culture and customs, Rhododendron, and pine forest. If you have very limited time but wish to explore the Everest region, the day helicopter tour to EBC best option for you.
Everest Base Camp helicopter tour Itinerary
Every morning, you will pack your bag and fly to Lukla Airport from Kathmandu. We shall stop for 15-20 minutes for fueling purposes and breakfast at Lukla. Then, the flight continues heading towards Everest Base Camp. The marvelous views of the Khumbu glacier, and Mt. Lhotse stun you.
The next stop on the EBC Helicopter tour is Kalapather. The World's highest peak-Mt. Everest would just be in front of you and your excitement increases in a minute. The intense cold temperature adds excitement to your flight. You will be given 10-15 minutes to stay at Kalapather. It’s very dangerous to stay there for a longer time because you may face altitude sickness.
You will fly towards Syangboche where you get 20 minutes of time for breakfast. The breathtaking views of the environment and the mountain ranges make you eat slower and slower. The captures at Kalapather and Syangboche would be the sweetest memory of your life.
Later, we head back towards Lukla for refueling. This marks the end of the EBC Heli tour. Lastly, we return back to Kathmandu. Here the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour ends.
Things no one tells you about Everest base camp Helicopter tour
You don’t need to be the fittest person
The Everest base camp helicopter tour is comfortable for everyone. Many people are scared of going because they haven’t joined any marathon or gone to the gym. It’s not that. Be careful with the cold climate.
It’s more expensive than actually, you think
It’s probably the food, meals and accommodation cost is expensive in the higher elevation. They have to carry the items from a lower elevation. Therefore, the cost becomes high. One thing is never to eat meat at a higher altitude.
There is Wi-Fi for sale everywhere
The ISPs are providing MB’s of data. The local hotels provide Wi-Fi but it will be paid for. I will recommend you buy a local SIM card from Kathmandu.
FAQS (Frequently Asked Question)
What is the Weight Limit?
The weight limit from Kathmandu to Lukla is 450 kg in total. The weight reduces to 210 kg from Lukla to Kalapather.
What time does the tour start and how long is it?
The tour starts early in the morning at 7 a.m. the tour is 3.30 – 4 hours long. You should confirm your timing one day before the tour because it may be delayed depending on the weather condition.
What kind of clothes do we need to wear?
You will need to wear warm clothes throughout the year because EBC weather is unpredictable. Make sure you have gloves, sunglasses, and mufflers which block the strong wind.