The Everest Helicopter tour is the one of the most loved helicopter tours in Nepal. The tour is a wonderful way to observe the picturesque Himalayan chains along with the majestic Mt Everest (8,848m) up-close within a few hours.
The flight takes off from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport in early morning. The helicopter flies east, parallel to the Himalayan range. A breathtaking landscape unfolds as your pilot glides the helicopter above picturesque Sherpa mountain villages, gompas (monasteries), emerald mountain lakes and a snowy expanse of Himalayan peaks and glaciers. Khumbu Himal, Ama Dablam, Kantega, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori and Mt. Everest are but some of the peaks you will get to see up close. If you take this flight during the climbing season, you may also sp colourful-tented camps of expedition groups on the mountains. There will be a brief stopover 7(5-7mins) at Kala Patthar-5545m for you to take pictures. ( Kala Patthar is also the site where a Guinness world record was made for a cabinet meeting held at the highest altitude on December 4, 2009) From Kala Patthar, one can get the closest view of Mount Everest, you will be having breakfast at the World’s Highest Resort Kongde Resort or Everest View Hotel, than you will board the helicopter and fly back to Kathmandu.
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 World’s Highest Skydiving- Everest Skydive)