EVEREST BASE CAMP HELICOPTER TOUR EXPERIENCE
‘an exciting sweeping flight of enchantment within towering peaks’
‘Flying on spacious seated small and swift chopper facing outstanding views. Unparalleled panorama of Himalayan snow peaks with Mt. Everest on flights. Stand in front of world highest Mt. Everest amidst giant towering mountain range. Enjoy warm cup of refreshing drinks relaxing in the backdrop of Mt. Everest. An enjoyable and exciting panoramic Helicopter flight of a life time experience.”
29,031.7 feet high. A great way to view Mt. Everest in the comfort of a spacious seated helicopter, a pleasant joy, and a scenic ride.
The Everest base camp helicopter experience is one of the best opportunities and the perfect means of getting close to giant Himalayan peaks. One can enjoy the joy ride for an hour or two with a close backdrop of the mighty Himalayas.
Experience the smooth and scenic flight on a Helicopter, rather than trekking for more than ten days. Where the cost comes equally the same, taking a ride on a helicopter saves time, the easiest and fastest means.
Everest base camp helicopter landing tour, a flight of enchantment to experience once in a lifetime. A great way to view and immerse within the world's highest Himalayan towering peaks, with dramatic landscape scenery.
An enjoyable thrill on the Himalayan blue sky above the dramatic rolling green hills, and verdant valleys dotted with farm villages. The air distance of 160 k.m. from Kathmandu to Everest base camp. The helicopter makes a smooth landing at the base of Kalapathar hill, the vantage for close views of Mt. Everest.
THE EXCITING ROUTE TO EVEREST BASE CAMP HELICOPTER EXPERIENCE:
The weather is at its best early morning of good seasons of time, transfer from the hotel to Kathmandu domestic airport. After going through a security check and formalities get on board a nice small chopper.
Greeted by airline staff and the pilot of the airship, being seated on spacious and enough leg rooms.
As the helicopter takes off, facing tremendous views of Kathmandu city and the valley, surrounded by green tiers of hills. After picking up the height enjoy a panorama of Ganesh and Manaslu Himal with Langtang and Jugal Himal range.
The chopper then heads east facing excellent views of Mt. Gaurishankar and a glimpse of Mt. Everest. As the Helicopter swirls round above the Lukla town heading north following the Dudh Koshi glacial river.
Flying further higher with views of famous Namche Bazaar down below overlooking grand scenery of green hills with surrounding peaks.
The views of Mt. Everest appear as a Helicopter reaches above Tengboche Monastery amidst a beautiful forest. Slowly the chopper leads north past Pangboche village and Pheriche, Lobuche settlements reaching around Everest base camp.
Enjoy the views of arctic zone landscapes with remorseless fields of ice and glaciers and massif Khumbu Ice-fall. From the base, the view of
Mt. Everest is not visible. The pilot makes a soft landing below the base of high Kalapathar Hill at 5,250 m / 17,192 feet high.
The historical spot, where World's highest Environment day meeting was held on December 4th, 2009. A lovely place to catch picturesque views of Mt. Everest with surrounding giant peaks that towers above the scenic Helipad.
Mid-afternoon the area could be quite windy on this beautiful spot, the pilot has much responsibility for the safety of passengers. Then getting back on comfortable seats, after a breathtaking scenery of the world's highest peaks.
Leaving the spectacular viewpoints, as Helicopter heads south to land at another best scenic spot. A short landing at the premises of Everest View Hotel, where one can enjoy having breakfast and refreshments.
Facing the grand looks of Mt. Everest having a pleasant rest on the balcony of the world's highest hotels.
Located at 3,880 m high above Namche Bazaar on a scenic ridge, surrounded by beautiful tall rhododendron and pine trees.
After a wonderful refreshing stop, the Helicopter flight continues with a possible short stop in Lukla for refueling. Bidding farewell to high places of Khumbu and Everest region, as chopper heads back to Kathmandu.
THE BEST SEASONS FOR THE EVEREST BASE CAMP TOUR EXPERIENCE:
The best and most favorable seasons are spring and autumn/fall, the spring starts from March to May. The autumn/fall begins from September to November, however, one can enjoy Everest base camp helicopter flight. During the Christmas and New Year Holidays time of December and January, where most days are fine with clear blue sky. Facing super views of Mt. Everest and an array of peaks with a bright sunny morning. But can be much cold with a freezing wind-chill factor to experience during winter times.
TYPES OF HELICOPTERS WE USE FOR EVEREST BASE TOUR EXPERIENCE:
In Nepal present over the last few decades, the demand has increased and gained more popularity for Everest helicopter flights.
Himalaya Holiday Service uses the best Helicopter airline companies in Nepal, although most airlines operate similar types of helicopter models.
The Helicopters that we fly on this type of adventure are suitable for high-altitude and mountainous regions.
Euro copter AS 350 Squirrel. Have set a world record for the highest altitude landing on top of Mt. Everest at 8,848 m on May 14th, 2005.
Ecureuil helicopters are certified to fly above 2,300 feet / 7,010 m high.
The most popular for the high Himalayan region of Nepal are AS Euro copter AS 350 and Ecureuil models. More efficient for safe pleasant flights and landing on good ground. These helicopters normally accommodate a maximum of 5 adult passengers subjective on the altitude and temperature on the landing site.
Ecureuil family namely AS 350 B2 (2002 model), AS 350 B3e (2012 model) & EC 130 B4 (2002 model). Manufactured by Euro copter, France (a worldwide leader in civil and military helicopter production).
The helicopter may land and might not at Everest base camp, depending upon pilot decisions, due to rough ground of moraines, ice, and glaciers.
The Helipad that existed has been wiped by the rock fall and movement of glaciers. The best is at the base of Kala Pathar for a safe and soft landing, as well as for great views of Mt. Everest at a close distance.