Enjoying a Bird’s Eye View of the World’s Tallest Mountain through a Helicopter Tour in Nepal!
What a bliss!!
Climbing to the top of Mt. Everest and the rest of the Himalayan ranges takes from weeks to months. But if you only have limited availability of time then you can take a quick helicopter tour and get almost the same experience of climbing the top of many high altitude mountain peaks like Kalapatthar (5545 meters). Nepal is well known for its trekking routes, most especially to Everest Base Camp, or even to the top of the Mount Everest.
However, not all people have the luxury of time or the fitness of the body to accomplish this endeavor. Helicopter tours have become a luxurious option for experiencing the peaks in a totally new level.
Helicopter tours offer you a shift of perspective, literally, and allows you to enjoy the scenic views of Nepal aboard an aircraft. These tours provide an incomparable thrill and magnificent views that you can only experience when you’re airborne.
If you are considering this kind of tour package from Mosaic Adventure, here are the things to expect and remember in order to make the most out of your experience.
Mount Everest Helicopter Tour
Most, if not all, helicopter tours start at the Tribhuwan International Airport. If you’re taking helicopter tour to Mount Everest, your pilot will direct the aircraft Eastward, where you will begin to see the rich and abundant natural sceneries of Nepal.
Expect for breathtaking views just a few minutes from takeoff, typically consisting of quaint little villages and glaciated passes set against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. You will have a quick stop over at Lukla. There you can take advantage of the break and indulge in sight-seeing and picture taking.
You will then fly towards the Everest Base Camp where you can stand face-to-face with the mighty Mt. Everest. From this vantage point, you will also witness other magnificent and towering peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse.
This is also a good time and location to click your best shots and accumulate as many memories as you can.
You will then board the aircraft and fly back to Kathmandu. You might have a quick stopover at Shyangboche where you can have coffee or breakfast at the Everest View Hotel. This hotel is the “five-star” hotel in the highest altitude in the world. Form there you have 360 degrees of view of the Himalayan ranges.
Alternatively, you could have some ground time at Lukla where you’ll have the opportunity to take some more photos and interact with the Sherpas.
You’ll also witness the awe-inspiring view of the Kathmandu Valley before you finally land back at the Tribhuvan International Airport and the helicopter tour ends.
Inclusions and Exclusions of the Tour
The tour includes pick up and drop off from the airport, as well as the fees associated in all stopover of the route. On the other hand, it excludes all personal expenses that you might incur during the tour.
The Best People to Take the Tour
Any person who would like to witness and experience the Himalayan ranges and the rest of Nepal’s destinations on board a helicopter may take the tour. A lot of people go trekking towards Mt. Everest Base Camp. This activity is certainly time-consuming and strenuous.
If you don’t have a lot of time in your hands but like to see the Himalayas at close range, taking helicopter tours is a great and quick alternative to trekking. Furthermore, people with disability find this tour a true bliss. And, it is the best option for those who feel it difficult to walk the longer days to reach to the Base Camp.
The Best Time for Helicopter Tours
To dodge the stress and dangers of flying in inclement weather, the best times to take helicopter tours are between September to December and January to May.
Maximum Number of People to Take the Tour
Helicopter tours are designed for the pleasure of private groups, such as a family or friends with up 5 members. Please note that our tours are on a charter basis. Please feel free to contact us to accommodate your needs and customize your trip according to your budget and personal preferences.
How Much Time Will it Take for the Helicopter Tour in Nepal?
The flight from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp and vice versa will take approximately three (3) hours. You will have ample time enjoying the scenery, picture-taking and eating your breakfast at the Everest View Hotel.
What to Bring During the Helicopter Tour?
Please wear appropriate and comfortable clothing depending on the season of your tour.
If you are touring in winter, wear down jacket, wool hat, and windproof trousers.
If you’re going on a warmer season, wear a warm jacket, sun hat, cotton socks, and sunglasses.
It’s also a good idea to put on sun lotion and bring your own bottle of water and snacks. Of course, don’t forget to bring your fully charged camera, spare batteries, and memory cards.
Other Routes for Helicopter Tours in Nepal
Apart from the Mt. Everest Helicopter Tour, there are other helicopter tours in Nepal. You might want to consider, such as Langtang Valley, Annapurna and Chitwan helicopter tour.
If you like to see Kathmandu from an aerial view and witness the outstanding landscapes, temples, and city destinations from up above, the Kathmandu helicopter tour is most recommended.
Learning More about the Helicopter Tour
We have trained pilots who can speak good English to tell you more about the culture and importance of each destination during the helicopter tour. Please don’t hesitate to ask your pilot questions to learn more about Nepal and enrich your knowledge regarding our small but beautiful country.
Trekking to Everest and Returning via Helicopter
We also offer the option of Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return. This tour offers a more comfortable way of doing Everest Base Camp trek, you climb up but you ride helicopter back. You get to experience the more traditional challenge of reaching the world’s highest mountain by foot and then have a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Himalayan panorama as well as structures like temples on your way back to Kathmandu.
Taking the helicopter tours is a great way to see Nepal’s prime destinations without exerting so much time and effort. And it’s guaranteed that the view down below is just as beautiful when you’ve landed in your destination.
The aerial panorama and flying alongside the ranges of the giant snow-covered peaks is truly a once in a lifetime experience.
We, at Mosaic Adventure make sure that your helicopter tours will commence and ends in pleasure. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in any of helicopter tour in Nepal or require more information to help plan it. We look forward to hearing from you!