Everest Base Camp Heli Tour

Trip Facts

Duration

4 Days

Max. Altitude:

5545 meters

Location

Nepal

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

Deluxe suite hotel in Kathmandu

Group size

Minimum 2 people

Arrival On

Kathmandu

Departure From

Kathmandu

Overview

Everest Helicopter Tour is a short 4-day tour which begins from sightseeing in Kathamandu. We begin our short yet memorable trip by visiting Kathmandu’s UNESCO world heritage sites. The helicopter tour is on the third day and the joy and excitement of flying over the looming Everest is unparallel. The chopper takes off with starting with the a bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu valley, followed by the lush green mountains and it goes all the way up to Kala Patthar where we stop and admire the close-up beauty of the mighty Himalayas including Everest. This up close encounter with Mount Everest will no question leave you speechless as you stare and soak in the beauty of this colossal. We also fly to Gokyo Lakes which are a  series of six lakes that form the world’s highest freshwater lake system. We land on the more popular 3rd Goko Lake and admire its placid beauty. We then fly back to Kathmandu and where our Everest Heil tour ends.

Highlights of the trip

  • Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley including world heritage sites
  • Visit Everest Base camp and Kala Pathhar, an excellent viewpoint
  • Visit the Gokyo Lakes

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Nepal

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International airport a representative from Naata Trek and Tours will be waiting for you at the airport displaying a playcard imprinted with your name. He/she will then transfer you to the designated hotel. In the evening we can enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by Naata Trek and Tours. During the dinner we can enjoy Nepalese cuisine which will introduce us to the country’s food culture.

  Maximum Altitude : 1350 meters
 Meal : Dinner
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

We will have a pre trip meeting after breakfast where you will be introduced to your Guide. During the meeting you can assure yourself with any queries regarding the trip.
We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks praying in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhanath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath Temple, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We will also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara–style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the Lion gate, the Golden gate, the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows, art galleries, the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.

  Maximum Altitude : 1350 meters
 Meal : Breakfast
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 3: Helicopter tour

We leave for the airport early morning to start our heli tour. After about an hour we reach the Everest Base camp, we do not land there but fly over the base camp with dramatic aerial views of the Everest region which is an amaing experience in itself. We land at Kala Pathar and get off for about 10-15 minutes and soak in the spine-chilling beauty of the titanic Mount Everest and the neighboring mountains. Our next stop is at one of the beautiful Gokyo Lakes. We spend few minutes around the lakes listening to the sound of silence admiring its tranquility. Finally we head back to Kathmandu and in the evening Naata Trek and Tours will host a THANK YOU farewell dinner program.

Note: We may have to stop at Lukla to refuel the helicopter if necessary.

 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 4: Final departure

Our Everest Helicopter tour in Nepal concludes today. A representative from Naata Trek and Tours will drop you off at the international airport on schedule for your departure.

 Meal : Breakfast

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drop offs in a private vehicle
  • Deluxe hotel accommodation in Kathmandu for three nights with breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Patan by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • Helicopter/Chopper expenses
  • Naata Trek and Tour's logo encrusted t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival and/or late departure (due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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