This spectacular Heli Tour to Everest & Kala Patthar takes you at close quarters to Mount Everest (world’s tallest peak). This will gives you an aerial perspective of the Himalayas. Also experience the tallest mountain in the world from the comfort of a helicopter in a day. You don’t have to take a lengthy and challenging trek up the mountains to get a peek of Mount Everest.
Everest Base Camp Heli tour begins from Kathmandu. Get a bird’s-eye view of the entire city before flying onwards to Lukla, the ‘Gateway to Everest’. As you fly parallel to the Himalayan range, you can view an endless chain of frozen silver shining mountains. Next, after landing at one of the highest airports in the world, Tenzing-Hillary Airport (2,845m) in Lukla for refuelling, the aircraft takes off again towards the mountains. Watch people including trekkers with backpacks moving like ants on trails cut deep on the mountainsides. Fly above Sherpa settlements, solitary yak herders’ camps, gompas (ancient monasteries) and a snowy expanse of Himalayan peaks and glaciers.
You can feast your eyes on breathtaking views of Khumbu Himal, Ama Dablam, Kantega, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori and Mt. Everest. In another hand, if you take this flight during the climbing season, you may also spy colourful-tented camps of expedition groups on the mountains. There will be a brief stopover at Kala Patthar-5545m (the site of the ‘World’s Highest Cabinet Meeting’) for you to take pictures where one can get the closest view of Mount Everest. Above all, end this luxurious Mount Everest helicopter tour with a hearty breakfast at Shyangboche surrounded by snowy walls of Himalayan giants.
Please do note that the stopover at Kala Patthar is subject to weather conditions. We may have to forego the visit at Kala Patthar if bad weather prevails. In that case, we will stop at Shyangboche (the drop-zone of World’s Highest Skydiving- Everest Skydive).