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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Nepal is an adventure doable in one day while packing the adventure thrills of high altitude mountains.

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Pradeep Chamaria
Pradeep Chamaria
I am a photojournalist. Love to travel to unknown and unexplored vistas. Since 1992, I make places desirable for other travelers through experiential Travel Writing.

NEPAL: Every nature lover dreams of visiting Mt. Everest once in his lifetime. But not everyone can climb it. Also going on the Everest Base Camp trek is not a feasible option for everyone as it is almost 15 days long as well for the great strain it takes on one’s health.

For people like you who are short on time and also not fully fit, there is an option in the form of the 4 Hours of high altitude flight towards the world’s tallest mountain. Yes, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Nepal is gaining more and more popularity currently. It’s an adventure doable in one day while packing the adventure thrills of high altitude mountains through a high altitude flight in the highest region of the world. The flight is a wonderful experience flying over the snow-clad mountains; it certainly will be an experience of a lifetime.  

Helicopter flight to Mt. Everest, Photo Credits: Twitter
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The flight to the top of the world Mount Everest base camp is the shortest trip saving you time and money. Everest base camp helicopter flight landing tour allows you to visit Mt. Everest in 3 to 4 hours.

Even Forbes has listed the Everest Base camp Helicopter tour with landing and the Breakfast as the number 1 trip in the bucket lists suggested by them.

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There are a number of tour operators who organise the flights for tourists who want to enjoy the thrills. Hiking Adventure Treks Pvt. Ltd. is one such agency with an experienced team and has an office in Kathmandu.

A typical flight starts from Kathmandu and you fly to Lukla first early in the morning around 6 AM. Chopper trips are organized in the early morning to avoid the unpredictable weather that clouds the mountainous areas in the afternoon and evening. The flight includes landings at Mt. Everest base camp, Kalapather, Lukla, Mt Everest View Hotel,

Helicopter flight to Mt. Everest, Photo Credits: Twitter
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What to except from Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, a high altitude flight experience is operated by seasoned pilots that can maneuver through the thinnest atmosphere on earth.  The helicopter pilot also acts as a guide during the trip as s/he points out the major mountain ranges, briefs and leads your trip, and answers your questions.

Right from the word go from Kathmandu airport, the views in the north of snow-clad mountain ranges are stunning. The Langtang range in the center with other famous mountain ranges and peaks of Nepal are spectacular, and the photographers on the board will certainly disturb others with their shutter noises. Flying above forests and villages, at times flying just a few hundred meters above them, especially at highland passes is exhilarating. Travelers have reported seeing houses, animals, and people in the field below. The helicopter noise and high altitude will reduce your hearing, just as in any other flight. Your cameras and eyes, however, will not rest for a bit.

You land at Lukla airport for refueling. Lukla is a busy airport, which can be easily felt by zooming airplanes and helicopters. This is your first stop, and after refueling, you take off again flying over the amazing villages of Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorakhshep (common tea-house points for Trekkers on foot).

Based on the weight of Passengers, the chopper will stop a few miles before reaching Everest Base Camp. Two rounds of trips are done with calculated weight and other precautions by the pilot.

You land at Everest Base Camp after flying over Kala Patthar for 5 minutes taking photographs and we will get off the chopper to enjoy a footed view of Mount Everest along with Nuptse and Lhotse towering before her. It is a mesmerizing moment to grasp that we are at the highest ground of the whole planet. It’s easy to feel tiny and insignificant to see how big and grandeur the Himalayas actually is.

After some thoughtful observation, you head back to Hotel Everest View at Syangboche for breakfast. The hotel’s name keeps up to its promise. You will enjoy our meal in the northern balcony of the hotel to enjoy view of Everest and neighboring peaks in the region. And then fly back to Lukla for refueling and later fly again back to Kathmandu airport.

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