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    A Complete Guide for Helicopter Tours in Everest Region

    Nepal is situated between two giant countries China and India consisting of Eurasian and Indian plates beneath them often tackling, resulting in the rise of high landscapes and mountains. Due to gigantic landscapes and mountains, travel is quite an adventure in itself, with lots of treks and hard work. Everyone from around the world might not be comfortable enough to do a long tiring trek but wishes to witness beautiful landscapes and mountains. Helicopter tours are a prominent alternative to exploring Nepal. Helicopter tours are the best option to explore as much as possible during a short period of time.

    Popular Heli Tour Destinations in Everest Region

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour (5,364m / 17,598 ft)

    Everest Base Camp is the world’s highest mountain viewpoint and offers breathtaking views of the mightiest Mt. Everest. The most suitable method would be to trek to the base camp by acclimatizing your body and observing the natural beauty and lifestyle of the Himalayan people. Everest Base Camp resides on the elevation of 5600m with outstanding, panoramic views of Mt.Everest, Mt Lhotse, and Mt Nuptse respectively. You can achieve the most of nature by a helicopter flight towards the destination with the maximum amount of adventure and exploration of natural flora and fauna.

    Kalapatthar Helicopter Tour (5,644 m / 18,517 ft)

    Kala Patthar at 5555m elevation is the most prolific destination to capture MtEverest from the nearest view possible. Kalapatthar is the world’s highest mountain viewpoint of the mighty Mt. Everest and of course, the world’s highest point to hold a Webcam- Mount Everest Webcam capturing the summit of Mount Everest. It is the most in-demand destination for a helicopter flight.

    Gokyo Lake Helicopter Tour (4,700 – 5,000 m/15,400 – 16,400 ft)

    Gokyo lake is a freshwater lake situated at an elevation of 4700m. It is situated in the magical valley of Gokyo which lies towards the west of the most famous Khumbu region. Gokyo valley is famous for its unique and distinctive trails, diverse nature and cultures, and beautiful valleys and hills. The extensive pastures for yaks to graze during summer and the pristine turquoise lakes are simply breathtaking in this Gokyo lake.

    Foods During Helicopter Tour in Everest Region

    Food and lodging in the Everest Region are not a thing to worry about. Due to the popularity of trekking trails of the Everest Region, there are sufficient Lodges, Hotels, and Cafes on the route. You can have a wide variety to choose from for food at lower elevations in the Everest region, however, the choices and selections will be fewer with gaining elevation.

    Breakfast During Heli Tour

    An interesting session in a Helicopter flight towards the Everest region is having breakfast sitting in the Lap of the Himalayas. The adventurous ride in the Everest Region is a moment of experience, to add on to you will be having breakfast in the hotel standing at the elevation of 13000ft. The only hotel at the highest elevation that will provide you breakfast with breathtaking panoramic views of mountains, hills, and landscapes, with the most anticipated mountain itself Mt. Everest “the roof of the world”.

    Major Highlights of the Everest Region Helicopter Tour

    • Astonishing From Kathmandu to Everest Region, you can take a magnificent helicopter ride through the Himalayas.
    • Aerial view of the lush alpine woodland flowering with rhododendron and pine trees, together with pristine ice lakes and glaciers
    • A birds-eye view of the colorful landscape and farming fields
      Picture a perfect view of the Khumbu glacier
    • Bird's eye view of Mt. Everest (the world’s highest mountain) with the other mountain peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho, You, and many more. 
    • Breakfast or meal at Everest View Hotel, which is the tallest hotel in the world.
    • Kala Patthar, the main viewpoint offers stunning sweeping views of the Himalayan range.
    • Sherpa villages, their distinctive attire, and their way of life in the Himalayas
    • Observe the beauty of Gokyo Lake with the view of Gokyo Ri
    • Get to know about the unique culture and traditions of Sherpas of the Region

    Checklist for Everest Helicopter Tour

    • Windproof down jacket
    • UV protection sunglasses
    • A water bottle
    • Lip balm and moisturizer
    • Silk/Nylon scarf
    • Toiletries
    • Full sleeve shirts
    • Warm pair of trousers
    • Camera essentials

    This list is only a guide. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you.

    Best Time to do Everest Region Helicopter Tour

    Helicopter excursions to Everest Region depend greatly on the climate and weather. Due to its great altitude, the Everest Region experiences frequent weather fluctuations. However, given that our flight time is only a few hours, this shouldn't prevent us from seeing the Himalayas in Nepal. 

    The spring and autumn season is known as the best time of the year for a breathtaking Heli tour to the Everest region. Most of the time throughout these seasons, the sky is clear and sunny. Rain is less likely, and humidity levels are generally low. You can get the perfect clear view of the Himalayan Ranges with the blooming natural beauty of the Region. The covering of snow gets thicker throughout the winter, enhancing the splendor of the mountains. If you can't make it in the spring, winter can be another best option as well. The magical view of the snow-capped mountain looks really amazing. However, helicopter trips are not recommended throughout the monsoon season. It's raining a lot, and the weather is unpredictable because it is constantly changing.

    Best Heli Tour Packages for Everest Region

    Everest Base Camp Landing Helicopter Tour Package

    Duration: 3 to 4 hrs 
    Cost: USD 4500 (5 pax)/ USD 1000 for 1 pax (Sharing Basis)
    Route: Kathmandu-Lukla-EBC/ Kalapathar-Lukla-Kathmandu 
    Best Time: Jan-May and Aug-Dec 
    Maximum Altitude: Height of Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,598 ft)

    Kalapathar Landing Helicopter Tour Package

    Duration: 3 to 4 hrs 
    Cost: USD 4500 (5 pax)/ USD 1000 for 1 pax (Sharing Basis)
    Route: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kalapathar-Lukla-Kathmandu 
    Best Time: Jan-May and Aug-Dec 
    Maximum Altitude: Height of Kalapathar (5,644 m / 18,517 ft)

    Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Package

    Duration: 4 to 5 Hours 
    Cost: USD 5000 (5 pax)/ USD 1200 for 1 pax (Sharing Basis)
    Route: Kathmandu-Lukla-Gokyo-Everest Base Camp-Lukla-Kathmandu 
    Best Time: Jan-May and Aug-Dec 
    Maximum Altitude: Height of Gokyo (4,700 – 5,000 m/15,400 – 16,400 ft) / Height of Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,598 ft)

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    Prarthana Sharma is a very experienced writer, who has been writing in the tourism industry for a long time. She has explored a lot of places and loves to write about them in her blogs. Her interest in traveling led her not only in the country but outside of the country as well.