I have never heard of anyone who hasn’t dreamt of going to Everest Base Camp. However, many people don’t have the optimum fitness level required for the Everest Base Camp Tour. Keeping this in mind, we, at Sublime Trails, have planned the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour so that no one has to miss out on the beauty of this gorgeous trip.
The majestic beauty of the mountains like Everest, Makalu, Lhotse etc. that is visible during the Everest Base Camp Tour is nothing short of majestic. However, getting there requires you to trek for around 14 days.
In order to trek to EBC, you must prepare physically as well as mentally for a few months before your scheduled trip. Further, you might not have 2 weeks to trek to Everest Base Camp. You don’t have to worry about these constraints if you take a tour to Everest Base Camp in a helicopter.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a bit different from Everest Base Camp Helicopter trek. In the EBC Heli trek, you will trek to Everest Base Camp. After the completion of trekking to EBC, you will fly back to Kathmandu in a helicopter.
Your helicopter tour will land in 3 places in the Everest region- Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, and Hotel Everest View. You will directly fly to Everest Base Camp in a helicopter from Kathmandu. From Everest Base Camp, you will go to Kala Patthar. On your way back, you will halt at Hotel Everest View, where you will have your breakfast and fly back to Kathmandu on the same day. So the tour is merely 1 day long.
The cost of a going to Everest Base Camp on a chopper is also quite low. It is nearly the same as that of trekking to Everest Base Camp. So you can enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains in the Everest region in this helicopter tour in a comfortable manner in a cheap manner too.
You will share a chopper with 5-6 people on your way to Everest Base Camp. These people might be your family or friends who want to come to Everest Base Camp with you. You might also have to share the chopper with other travel enthusiasts who want a landing in EBC in a chopper. You also have the option of taking a private tour to Everest Base Camp in a helicopter.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is a tour for people of all ages who want to visit Everest Base Camp at any time of the year in the safety and comfort of a chopper. It is a beautiful ride in the Himalayas of the Everest region in a single day.
Major Attractions of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Trekking to Everest Base Camp can be quite challenging if you don’t have ample preparation. Further, you also run the risk of cramps, muscle strains, altitude sickness etc. while trekking.
In addition, it takes 2 weeks to even 3 weeks to trek to Everest Base Camp.
A helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp, on the other hand, is quite relaxing. You will head out to the Base Camp of the tallest mountain in the world in the comfort and safety of a helicopter.
You also don’t have to worry about the long amount of time you spend during your trip. The helicopter tour lasts merely 1 day long. This saves all your time, which you can spend traveling to other parts of the country.
Fly All Year Round
You can fly to Everest Base Camp in a helicopter all year round. The helicopter flights to Everest Base Camp might not take off in case of heavy rainfall or snow. Besides that, you can be a part of the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour all year round.
Variety of Flight Options
There are various options to fly to Everest Base Camp in a helicopter. You can go on a private tour to Everest Base Camp in a helicopter or you can go in a group.
As you will be sharing a helicopter if you come to join a group, the costs will be significantly lower than if you come for a private tour.
Breathtaking Views of Mountains in Everest Himalaya Range
During your flight, you can expect to see-Everest (8,848m), Mt. Pumori(7,156m), Mt. Nuptse(7,864m), Mt. Lhotse(8513m), and Mt Cho Oyu(8,153m).
Your flight will halt at Kala Patthar. This is a legendary spot for all trekkers who trek to Everest Base Camp. From Kala Patthar, the most accessible close-up view of Mt. Everest can be seen.
Everest View Hotel
Everest View Hotel is located at an altitude of 3880 meters. It once held the Guinness book of world record for being the hotel at the highest altitude. The views of the mountains from this hotel are mesmeric, to say the least.
Clothing for Everest flight
The Weather in Everest base camp is cold during the helicopter landing. So you should bring the following clothing equipment for EBC Helicopter tour.
- Waterproof down jacket and trousers
- Cap and woolen hats
- Silk or Nylon scarf
- Sunglasses that offer UV protection
- Sunscreen cream with high protection factor according to your skin
- Lip Balm
- Water bottle
- Toilet Paper
- Camera and gear to go along with it
- Seekers shoes with warm socks
Top 9 Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the refund policies for EBC Helicopter Tour?
If your helicopter to EBC doesn’t take off due to inclement weather conditions (heavy rain or fog), ee will offer you a full refund. If the flight doesn’t take off on a scheduled day, we will first try to ensure that you get to Everest Base Camp by scheduling the trip for a later day. If all the measures to take you to EBC on a chopper fail, you’ll get your money back in full.
2. What if I don’t have a group for a group flight?
No Worries!! We will arrange a group for you. We have interested travelers from around the globe who are looking for the same. You can pair up with them. You can also mutually decide which place you want to have your breakfast.
3. What is the highest point that the helicopter will go to?
The highest point the helicopter will take you is Kala Patthar, which has an altitude of 5545 meters. Other stops during your tour will be Everest Base Camp (5380 meters) and Hotel Everest View (3880 meters).
4. Will there be problems related to the lack of Oxygen?
Our flights have a provision of oxygen supply. The supply will be activated as soon as the helicopter hits the mark of 3000 meters.
5. What provisions are there in case of a medical emergency?
At Sublime Trails, we prioritize your safety. So the helicopter will transport you to the nearest medical center to treat the problem that affects you.
6. What is the experience of the pilots that operate the helicopter?
The pilots that operate the helicopter during your helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp are extremely well-trained. They are some of the best in Southeast Asia who has established a reputation after years of flying over the Himalayas
7. What expenses are not covered in the package?
The costs of the entrance to National Parks fees are excluded from the cost.
The expenses of the clothing you buy for this trip is also not included in the package.
The costs of tipping are also excluded from the package.
8. Will the meals served in Everest View Hotel be hygienic?
Everest View Hotel is a luxury hotel that is located at one of the highest points for a hotel. Some of the best chefs of Nepal serve in Everest Hotel View. So you don’t have to worry about the hygiene of the food.
9. Which helicopters will be used in the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
We have various models of helicopters for your tour to Everest Base Camp. The models of the helicopter we have are AS250 H125, AS350b3e, AS350 FX II, BELL-Jet Ranger 206B III-9N-ALL.