Flying High: Crafting Memories with Everest Helicopter Tour and Trek

Lying in the Northern side of Nepal, the Everest Region (aka Khumbu region) is on the bucket list of every traveller and adventure seeker. Undoubtedly, this region is also home to the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest. 

This region is filled with breathtaking vistas such as mighty mountains, glaciers, lakes, ethnic Sherpa culture, and unique flora and fauna species. Hence, the trek to the Everest Region is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for every trekker. 

Also, for those adventure seekers who might be sad that they do not have enough time to scale this journey, fear not! You can scale it with a Helicopter ride in just a day or two. Additionally, this journey can be customised as per your schedule with highlight points. 

The Journey To The Everest Region: An Overview

The Everest Region is rich in natural and cultural history. Home to several of the highest peaks in the world, it is also home to the Sherpas, world-renowned mountaineering pioneers. Landing in this region, you will be greeted with heartwarming hospitality. 

Looking back to history, this region started gaining popularity when Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary first scaled Mount Everest. Later on, it was only opened as a teahouse trekking but today, you can also scale this route as camping. Not only this, but you can also go for a quick helicopter ride in this region. 

Everest Helicopter Tour 

  • An easy and luxurious way to explore the Everest region. 
  • Bird’s eye views of Khumbu Glacier, Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Icefall.
  • Land and explore the popular viewpoint Kalapatthar (5,545 meters).
  • Witness Sherpa villages. 
  • Stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and Thamserku.
  • Experience the Everest region in a short time. 

For any travellers who are in Nepal or looking forward to a time in Nepal but only have limited time, then, this is for you. Also, it is a perfect choice for those who want to experience the Himalayas up close without having to put in much effort. 

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a popular way of exploring the region and the world’s highest peak. This tour takes you directly from Kathmandu to the base of Mount Everest without having to hike the physically demanding trails. 

During the journey, you will pass through Lukla, Kalapatthar, and Everest Base Camp. In the meantime, you will also get to witness the Sagarmatha National Park. Harem you can also customise this tour with the locations you would like to stay on. 

Usually on this journey, the Everest View Hotel is a popular choice which gives you a panoramic 360-degree views of the mountain ranges. It also provides you with an unforgettable experience with their warm hospitality. 

Additionally, this tour will also give you a quick glance at the local groups, their lifestyle, and their surroundings. You will have a bird’s eye view of the landscapes, monasteries, farms, and villages. 

So, if you are looking to embark on this tour, the best season would be Spring and Autumn. In Nepal, the Spring season extends from March to May while the Autumn season extends from September to November. Generally, the weather during these seasons is warm with clear blue skies and nature is in full bloom.  

What To Expect During The Everest Helicopter Tour?

The Everest Helicopter Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime moment that will be imprinted forever. To be so close to the magical land of the Himalayas, you can expect the following during the ride. 

Grand Experience in a Short Time

As an alternate choice to the long days of physically challenging trek to Everest, the helicopter ride will let you experience the same scene and feeling in a short period. Just within a span of a few hours, you will be able to witness the grandeur Himalayas. 

No matter your tight schedule or physical constraints, you will experience the thrill that the trekkers get during the journey. This journey starts from Kathmandu and takes you through the very trails. 

Bird’s Eye View of The Himalayas

You will get the Himalayas trekking with a different perspective. You will be soaring amongst some of the highest peaks in the world, deep valleys, glaciers, rivers, and ethnic settlements. You will have live aerial footage of the journey. 

Everest Base Camp Flyover

It is the most awaited part of the flight, where you will get to fly over the foot of the world’s highest peak. You will witness rocky terrains, snow-covered mountains, tiny tents of the campers, and narrow trekking trails. 

This up-close experience is a visual treat not only of Mount Everest but also of several other peaks such as Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and many more. 

Brief Stops

During this journey, you will get to step on those breathtaking landscapes which gives you an opportunity to savour the moment and even take some pictures for memory. All these swift pauses are mentioned in the itinerary of the tour. 


While you are on the air, you will also be guided throughout the way by providing information on that particular region. Additionally, you will also be made aware of any significant landmarks. Hence, you will get to understand the historical, cultural, and geological information. 

Comfort and Convenience 

Your comfort and convenience are of the utmost priority during the tour. We ensure it through luxurious helicopter with spacious interiors and comfortable seats. Additionally, the helicopter has panoramic windows for clear unhinged views. 

As the journey starts, the travelers will be given a noise-cancelling headphones. Likewise, the safety is maintained with high-end monitoring as well as emergency preparations. 

Tips For Successful Everest Helicopter Tour

  • The helicopter tours have weight restrictions hence, you must pack accordingly. 
  • Do not forget to carry the necessary documents for check-ins. 
  • The helicopter rides can give altitude sickness to some. Therefore, it is important to be prepared beforehand. 
  • Always dress appropriately as you will be traveling to a colder region. 
  • Follow the instructions that your guide and pilot gives you for your safety. 
  • If you are tarveling during Monsoon, Summer, or Winter season, keep a buffer time. At times, the flights may get canceled due to weather problems. 
  • You should apply for travel insurance. 
  • Be a responsible traveler and do not litter everywhere. Also, ask permissions before taking pictures of the locals or religious sites. 

An Alternative Way to Enjoy The Everest Region: The Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Trekking Region: Everest
  • Starting Point: Lukla
  • Trekking Duration: 14 to 15 days
  • Maximum Elevation: 5,555 meters at the Everest Base Camp
  • Difficulty Level: Challenging 
  • Best Seasons: Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November)

For anyone who loves to explore the Everest region and take time to savour the moments, they should trek through the route. This journey starts from Lukla after a 45-minute scenic flight from Kathmandu. 

This trekking journey introduces the adventure seekers to the world’s highest peak where the locals welcome them with warm hospitality. Moving on, this journey will take you to a height of roughly 5,436 meters while providing you with an iconic view of the Himalayas. 

As the trekking starts, you will pass through the famous Namche Bazaar and even the Sagarmatha National Park. Alongside the lush Alpine forests and glaciers, you will trek through the Tengboche Monastery, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, and Kala Patthar. 

Also, while you are at Gorak Shep, you can hike to the Khumbu Glacier which is the world’s deepest glacier. Overall, this trek will provide you natural thrill alongside the experience of the authentic Sherpa culture. 

Highlights of The Trek

  • Trek through breathtaking high-altitude landscapes, esoteric Buddhist monasteries, traditional Sherpa villages, and snow-capped mountains.
  • 45-minute scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. 
  • Magnificent views of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848 meters). 
  • Stunning views of other mountains such as Mt. Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Mt. Makalu. 
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park. 
  • Enjoy amazing views from Kalapatthar (5,555 meters). 
  • Explore the highest glacier on Earth, the Khumbu Glacier. 
  • Visit the ancient monastery, Tengboche Monastery. 
  • Experience the Sherpa culture and lifestyle up close. 

In A Nutshell

The Everest Region is every trekkers’ and adventure seekers paradise. It has so much to offer for every age group and people coming for vacation. If you are also looking forward to this thrill but have a limited timeframe, the helicopter ride to this region is made for you!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why do we not land at the Everest Base Camp?

As we explore the Everest region, we land the helicopter at Kalapatthar (5,555 meters) for the stunning views of the Himalayas. 

We are unable to land on the Everest Base Camp as it has thin glaciers and often landing there makes it quite risky. 

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