Mount Everest Base Camp landing Helicopter Tour
Everest base camp Helicopter tour facts
Trip Profile: Flight Mode: On spacious comfortable 4-6 seaters Helicopter
Tour Grade: Leisure to moderate with short walks on stops
Tour Duration: For a day from 4-5 hrs (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Stop Over: Lukla-Namche-Thyangboche-Gorakshep and Everest base camp depending upon landing condition.
Highest Altitude: On Landing only above 5,180 m to 5,365 m at EBC.
People and Culture: Mostly populated by Sherpa of Khumbu interwoven to Buddhism teaching and culture similar to Tibetans.
EVEREST BASE CAMP HELI FLIGHTS: adventure in the comfort of sweeping chopper flights with awesome views What to Expect: Scenic views of Central to Eastern Himalayan range of mountains with Everest Explore Sherpa villages enriched with age-old custom of Buddhist cultureVisiting old impressive colorful Buddhist monastery of great interestSweeping scenery of rolling green hills and valley dotted with farm villages Enchanting forested hills covered with tall rhododendron and pines treesBreath-taking panorama of snowcapped peaks from the start to an end Landing at world highest Mt. Everest base camp within Ice-Falls and glaciers
Everest Base Camp Heli Flights with Encounter Nepal where you can feel the difference than any other
services that you might have tried and experienced before, with us it will be too good to refuse the offer that we provide with excellent service in our Everest Base Camp Heli Flights, where you will be overwhelmed with an adventure of a lifetime experience.
Everest Base Camp Heli Flights a wonderful air journey of minimum 4 hrs to maximum of 5 hrs with several stops at scenic and cultural places for re-fueling and as well to explore the colorful culture of the Khumbu Sherpa villages, the highlanders of Everest.
Exceptional panorama of high Himalayan peaks from the beginning to an end of the joy and scenic ride where you view world’s highest mountains with range of other mountains in the comfort of a chopper as it swirls above more than 6,000 meters high with few stops on route before landing at our designated stops in Gorakshep or at Everest Base Camp, the highest landing that you have ever experienced which will be a memorable moment.
At Everest Base Camp at above 5,365 m close to notorious massive block of Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers with amazing views of towering peaks of Lhotse, Nuptse and Pumori after a mesmerizing time heading back to Kathmandu with short stops at Thyangboche and visit its colorful and impressive monastery with the shade of mighty Everest and majestic Amadablam with array of peaks.
From 7 a.m. to 3 or 4 p.m.
Starting early morning before or having quick breakfast and refreshment in the hotel with short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport to board in a spacious 4-6 seater’s chopper, where you will be greeted by the captain and staff, as soon the Heli lifts off by 7 a.m. or 8 a.m. enjoy the spectacular views of Kathmandu city and its valley.
Flight continues overlooking series of peaks from Manaslu-Ganesh in the west and Langtang-Jugal Himal
towards north, as the scenic ride continues with mountain views of Gauri-Shanker, MelungTse, Nmmbur and Cho-Oyu peaks, slowly Mt. Everest comes into view as our chopped land at Lukla small airstrip for short while for refreshment and re-fueling purpose.
From Lukla where air gets cooler located at 2,820 m high a Sherpa town and the gateway to many treks and major adventure around high Khumbu area of Everest region, as our Heli lifts up entering Dudh Kosi gorge with nice villages below by the river side with forested high hills and soon landing on the suburb of famed Namche Bazaar.
At Namche Bazaar as time allows enjoy the views of the town-village with some refreshment and then fly high over Khumbu valley and hills enclosed by giant peaks of Tharmasaku, Kongde, Amadablam with Everest, then heading straight north to land at Gorakshep a place on route Everest Base Camp and high Kalapathar scenic hill top, a place with few nice lodge for trekkers to stay.
From here a short ride to Everest base camp with stops as per the ground condition to land, here enjoy the might mountain views with glaciers and icefalls and then fly to land at Thyangboche for short visit to its monastery and continue flight over Namche Bazaar with possible stop at Kongde View Lodge as time and weather permits.
Our air journey continues back to land at Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotel with mesmerizing memory and adventure of a lifetime experience on Everest Base Camp Heli Flights.
Important information on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight:
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight, Encounter Nepal and run and operates all year round except the monsoon season of June to Mid-September months, other seasons depending upon fine and clear sunny day Spring-Summer-Autumn to winter months from November to February.
March to May with clear morning with sunshine but can get overcast and windy during afternoon time, day will be warm but can be cold in the shade without wind chill factor adding more cooler temperatures.
During day time temperatures from 15 degree to 21 degree Celsius, morning and late afternoon as well in the shade drops to minus or just 5-10 degree Celsius.
October to December as well January and February will be pleasant a clear fine day but sunlight hours will be shorter, clear and excellent views of mountains can be viewed throughout the day and on Helicopter flight.
Cold and freezing in the morning or in the shade away from sunlight with temperatures during day time will be 15- 20 degree Celsius and drops to minus 5 to 10 degree Celsius depending upon the areas of landing.
March to May flowering times on hills from Lukla to Thyangboche Monastery areas, with rhododendron-magnolia in full bloom with other smaller flowers like primroses, violets and Himalayan lilies.
Area around Khumbu:
Khumbu area of Everest region which starts from Lukla onward in protection of Sagarmatha National Park covering an areas of 1,148 sq, kms (Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepali and Sherpa calls Chomolungma both names means Great Mother).
Sagarmatha one of the world highest national park listed as World Heritage in 1979 the park covers world’s three highest mountains Mt. Everest-Mt. Lhotse and Cho-Oyu with other high 7,000 m and below 6,000 meters.
The main villages and towns are Lukla-Ghat-Phakding-Monjo-Namche Bazaar, Khunde and Khumjung, Thame in the west with last permanent Pangboche village beyond are temporary settlement to cater the needs of the trekkers and travelers on route Everest Base Camp.
Helicopters that we operate on commercial flights:
Two types of helicopters operating at present in private sectors:
AS 350 B series of helicopters which are manufactured by Euro copter, France and are very popular all over the world. It is regarded as one of the most versatile helicopters and is suitable for mountain flying and all types of helicopter missions.
Following are the features:
Fail Safe Design - Comfortable Seating Arrangements - 5 seats excluding Pilot - Suitable for all types of helicopter missions and can fly up to an altitude of above 5,500 m and 18,000 feet high.
Other helicopter is the powerful Russian made MI-17. This is a big bird, capable of transporting 22 passengers or four tons of cargo. MI-17's can reach altitudes well in excess of 5.000 m and have been known to land at Everest Base Camp. They offer excellent utility and reliability under extreme conditions. These helicopters are usually charter for bigger groups or large cargo.
EncounterNepal organize Rescue and Evacuation operation within Nepal Himalaya as well ferrying cargo for expeditions and relief operation includes Pilgrimage Heli Tour to Damodar-Kund-Muktinath and to Holy Gosainkund and more………………
Can you take a helicopter to Everest Base Camp?
Yes you can take a helicopter to Everest Base Camp, with the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour in Nepal. The Helicopter takes you from Lukla to Pheriche and then straight to Everest Base Camp in 3 to 4 hours only!
Can we go to Mount Everest by helicopter?
Due to the dangerous of turbulence helicopter tours to Mt Everest are not permitted, but you can take a scenic helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp which is just at the foot of Mt Everest at the Khumbu Glacier.
How much does it cost for a helicopter tour?
There are various helicopter tours and helicopter tour costs available in Nepal, but the most popular the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour cost 4,600 USD per person and takes you from Kathmandu to EBC and back in just 3 to 4 hours with breakfast at the Everest View hotel.
How much does a trip to Everest Base Camp cost?
An overall trip to Everest Base Camp cost about 1,700 USD per person and takes 16 days whereof 12 days of trekking, you can also take a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp for the cost of 4,600 USD per person and fly from Kathmandu to Base Camp and back in just 3 to 4 hours.
How high can helicopters fly?
A helicopter with a turbine engine can reach up to 25 thousand feet, but this does not mean hovering height. A standard helicopter is able to hover at an altitude of about 10,500 feet.
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