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Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp

Outfitter Nepal - 1 day

  • Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp
  • 1 day / 0 nights
  • Max. group: 4 Persons
  • Difficulty: Easy
Overview
Route
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Outfitter Nepal
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Overview

> Great Himalayan Views.
> View of Everest.
> Land at Everest Base Camp or Kalapattar.
> Land at Syanbuche and Breakfast at Everest View Hotel.

Outfitter Nepal Offers a Heli Tour to Everest Base Camp, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the best and fastest way to explore the Himalayas including the Everest.

You will be taken to see Mt. Everest on our Everest Base Camp Heli Tour. The Helicopter Tour will give you a quick look of the Everest region and will land in Everest Base Camp or Kalapathar. The Helicopter tour to Everest is the best Ariel tour in the world so far.

The Everest Base Camp Heli tour begins from Kathmandu airport and flies east from Kathmandu towards the beautiful Sherpa village and the gateway to Everest region, Lukla. After fueling in Lukla, the helicopter starts flying towards Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. The Everest flight tour goes over Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep and the Khumbu glacier until reaching the Base camp of Mount Everest.

The Everest helicopter tour offers you some of the best mountain views and sceneries in the world and you will be given only a few minutes to take pictures of the Amazing Himalayas due to the high altitude threat. Then you will have about 20 minutes for a break at Syangboche (Hotel Everest view) to have tea/coffee or Breakfast and at the same time, Syangboche offers excellent views of Mt. Everest and many other Himalayas. Once more, you will land in Lukla for fueling and then return to Kathmandu airport again.

Route

What’s the plan?

Day 01: Transfer to Airport – Helicopter Flight to Everest View Hotel and Return to Kathmandu:

We will drive you to the Kathmandu Airport for the flight. Once you take the flight, you will first land in Lukla, the gateway to Mt. Everest, and then the scenic helicopter tour actually starts. After a halt to refuel, you will go up to the mountains for a mesmerizing sightseeing and land at Base Camp or Kalapattar for a few minutes. Then you will return and land for 20 minutes at Syangbuche, where you can have breakfast or tea/coffee with the Himalayas in fron of you and take great photographs of the great landscapes.The you will take the return flight to Kathmandu.

Included

Included:

√ Pick up and transfer to and from airport
Your trekking companies able to pick you up from your hotel and return you after the trekking. If you need a transfer to and from the airport in Kathmandu, then this can also be organized.

√ Flight fare
The Helicopter flight and Domestic Airport Tax are included in the price.

√ Breakfast
Breakfast will be included in this tour. It will be provided after the flight.

√ Pilot
During this tour you won’t be accompanied by a guide, but the pilot does speak English and he will be able to give you all the information there is about these mountains..

√ Altitude Sickness & First Aid Kit
The guides carry an altitude sickness kit (very useful for monitoring the symptoms of altitude sickness (AMS) at altitude).

Excluded:

× Visa for Nepal
Your trekking company will not take responsibility for the travel visa for Nepal. This should be organized by yourself. Contact your local Nepalese embassy for the latest visa information.

× Flights to and from Nepal
The total amount is also exclusive of flights to and from Nepal. To get an idea of which airlines are flying on Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), have a look at the website.

× Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

× Personal expenses
All personal expenses such as drinks at the bar, washing and other similar expenses are for your own account.

× Travel Insurance Including Repatriation
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel to Nepal.

× Tipping
Tips for guides and porters are exclusive. You decide what you want to tip, but be generous and read our blog post about tipping when you are planning to go trekking in Nepal.

Safety

Safety

Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our trekkings low. Our guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. They are also very professional and well trained in first aid and personal protection equipment. First aid kits are available on all treks.

While the intention is to stick to the described route, a certain degree of flexibility is built in. In some cases it may be necessary to change the route here and there. The mountains are full of surprises, and the weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable. The guides continuously carry out risk assessments throughout the expedition.

Packing List

Packing List
Although you won’t be spending long days on the mountain and this will be a 3-hour expedition, don’t forget that you will indeed reach the Everest base camp. So, be prepared for the weather conditions you will face up there. We recommend you bring:

Documents
– Passport
– Travel insurance
– Dollars in cash

Footwear
– Mountain shoes: 3 or 4 season lightweight

Clothing
– Waterproof jacket
– Down jacket for warmth
– Waterproof, trekking pants
– Gloves and woolen hat

Accessories
– Sunglasses
– Sunscreen
– Personal medication – Inhaler, blister plasters, etc.

Outfitter Nepal

Outfitter Nepal

Outfitter Nepal is a local based trekking, tour, travel and outdoor company with over a decade of extensive experience in Nepal’s tourism industry. The company, fully owned and operated by Nepalese professionals has led tourist visitors on adventure holidays through some of the most rugged and remote mountainous regions of the Himalayan country of Nepal; Tibet, India and Bhutan.

Outfitter Nepal is affiliated to the NPL, NTB, TAAN, NMA and is also a member of the Himalayan Rescue Association. One their values is to strictly adhere to the norms of the International Porters Protection Group.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Best Season
If you have read our blog post about the best time for trekking in Nepal, you will know that every season in Nepal is suitable for trekking. However, in certain times of the year the one area of Nepal is more favorable than the other. Most people who go trekking in the Everest region and Gokyo Valley do so from March till the beginning of June and from September till the end of December. The Annapurna Region is best enjoyed in March to May and from October all the way to December. Just like Everest, you can trek in Annapurna all year round. The same seasons are most popular when talking the Manaslu Circuit and the Langtang Valley. The Upper Mustang is your choice during the Monsoon season when the rest of the country gets more rainfall. The Upper Dolpo is perfect most of the year, especially from March all the way to November.

Tipping
Porters are partly dependent on tipping. The cheaper your trekking, the more likely it is that the salary for porters is low. In any case, this must be compensated with tipping. It is an unwritten law in the Himalayas. On your way you will notice that the amount of tipping is a hot topic. At the end of the trek there is an opportunity to give tips. The rxule of thumb is to count 10 to 15% of the total amount of the trek. This can be divided into 60-40. The 60% of the amount goes to the guide and 40% is for the porter(s).

Currency and Payment Methods
We recommend you to bring US dollars or euros to pay for your visa, further travel and other costs. It is easiest to travel in Nepal with US dollars. Nepal has reasonable banking facilities with branches of a number of international local commercial banks. Credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted. ATMs can be found everywhere in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There are ATMs in larger cities during the hikes. However, it is a good idea to bring enough money from Kathmandu or Pokhara as in Nepal you never know if the ATMs will work.

Visa Nepal
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu you can get a tourist visa. USD 25 for 15 days from the date of issue, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for 90 days tourist visa. You need two passport photos. You can apply for an online visa here.

Vaccinations
No immunizations are required vsiting Nepal, but it’s always worth checking which vaccinations are recommended and check you are up-to-date with all your boosters.

Although you can get vaccinations in Kathmandu, it’s generally better (and often cheaper) to get them before your trip. Either way, it’s always worth consulting with your local doctor or nurse for up-to-date travel and inoculation advice at least 6 weeks before your planned departure date.

The main recommended vaccinations for Nepal are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Meningitis. Boosters are also recommended for Tetanus, Polio, Mumps, and Measles.Depending on your travel plans, you may also consider inoculations against Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, and Rabies. This is especially important if you have young children, plan to stay for an extended period of time, working in health care, or visiting rural areas and the lowlands of the Terai Region.

How to Book

How does it work?

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Cancellation Policy

You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.

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