Everest Base Camp Heli Tour is a luxury tour for those who are bound by the time frame for trekking to the Everest Base Camp. This heli tour is completely different from the trekking adventure as it offers a bird’s eye view of the Himalayan Ranges in the Khumbu region, beautiful cities and valleys, diverse topography, green alpine forests of Rhododendron and pine trees, and many more. The view of the arctic zone of ice and glaciers from the helicopter is exceptional and mesmerizing. The prayer flags in the stupas, monasteries, and Gompas in the Sherpa Settlements are soothing and tranquil giving you a sense of peacefulness. Unlike in trekking, you get to witness the giant Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and other peaks clearly (in clear weather). The Khumbu Icefall is a major attraction that lures travelers to take a number of photographs.
After 45 minutes of flight, the helicopter lands at Kalapatthar to give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Himalayan breeze. You can clearly observe the panoramic view of Mt. Everest from this point. We will stop at the Everest View Hotel for Breakfast/lunch for about 40-50 minutes from where the beauty of the Khumbu region can be beheld. Although the heli tour to Everest Base Camp can be taken throughout the year, the best views are visible from October till May.
The Everest Base Camp Heli Tour is undoubtedly a thrilling and exciting lifetime flight experience. You cannot define how it feels unless you take one.