Everest Region

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Gokyo (from Kathmandu) - 1 Days

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NPR 1,02,999

Flexible Cancellation Policy & Fair Prices

Price is per person for a group of 4 people. INCLUDES Heli from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Heli Tour to Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, and Gokyo Breakfast at Hotel Everest View

INR 64,399

Flexible Cancellation Policy & Fair Prices

Price is per person for a group of 4 people. INCLUDES Heli from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Heli Tour to Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, and Gokyo Breakfast at Hotel Everest View

USD 1,029

Flexible Cancellation Policy & Fair Prices

Price is per person for a group of 4 people. INCLUDES Heli from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Heli Tour to Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, and Gokyo Breakfast at Hotel Everest View

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Embark on a thrilling mountain flight with exceptional views to and from Lukla.
  • Without a drop of sweat, see the world's highest mountain Mt. Everest and neighboring peaks, including Nuptse, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and numerous.
  • Bird-eye view of Khumbu Glacier, Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, and turquoise blue Gokyo Lakes up close,
  • Dip your feet at the clear turquoise blue Gokyo Lakes.
  • Land at Hotel Everest View for a delicious brunch with a mesmerizing panorama scene of Everest and her friends in comfort.

QUICK FACTS

  • Difficulty Level
    Easy
  • Total Length
    Not available
  • Highest Altitude
    5,644 meters
  • Elevation Profile
    Not available
  • Start location
    Kathmandu
  • Finish location
    Kathmandu
  • Permits
    Sagarmatha NP Permit, Heli Tax and Khumbu Rural Municipality (Only For Non-Nepalis)
  • Best Season
    March To June. September To December.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

DESCRIPTION

The word 'Everest' evokes images of extreme adventure, and hence a lot of people automatically think that a trek in the Everest region is beyond their physical capacity. A quick Heli tour to see Mount Everest, Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Glacier, and Gokyo Lakes up close is a perfect getaway for those who want to see Everest but do not wish to walk eight days for it. The package grants an opportunity to watch spectacular mountains, cerulean landscape, Sherpa culture, traditional lifestyle in an imperial manner, and a delicious brunch at the highest placed hotel in the world with a mesmerizing panorama scene of Everest and her friends in comfort. The most appealing and stunning feature of this Heli tour is 360° vista of the Himalayan range, Khumbu glacier, Khumbu icefall, Nuptse-Lhotse range from the Base camp of the world's highest peak, touchdown at Kala Patthar Summit, and turquoise blue Gokyo Lakes up close.

Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes via Kala Patthar (Flight time: 4-5 hours)

7:00 – 8:00 AM: Fly to Lukla (2,850 m) Once you complete your airport formalities, you will proceed to fly Lukla. As you begin to fly, you will be honored by the unreal vistas of green hills, scattered human settlements, dense Rhododendron forests, and various rivers and waterfalls. After 45 minutes, you will land at Lukla, with magnificent landscapes of the chains of the Himalayas. Lukla lies at 2,850 meters above sea level. Lukla is renowned for Lukla airport, which has a scanty runway in the world.

8: 00 – 8:15 AM: Flight Refueling at Lukla Airport Once you arrive at Lukla, you will start witnessing the local Sherpa culture and lifestyle. It will take around 10 to 15 minutes to refuel the flight.

8:15 – 8:45 AM: Flyover on Everest Base Camp and touchdown at Kala Patthar (5,550 m) After refueling at Lukla airport, you will take off for a flyover on Everest base camp. The inflight commentary will tell you exactly where you are, whether it’s the legendary Everest Base Camp or the mighty Khumbu glacier. In the second half of the flight, you will get a great glimpse of the mountains such as Everest, Pumori, and Lhotse summit when flying over the Kala Patthar. The 3-4 hours Everest Helicopter tour lets you land in the Kalapatthar, where you will indulge in the view of majestic peaks of the Khumbu region of Nepal. Ten minutes on the ground may not sound like a lot, but it’s far enough to find an imposing glimpse of the scenic mountains.

8:45 – 9:00 AM: Flyover on Cho La Pass to Gokyo Lakes touchdown. After enjoying the magical moments at Kala Patthar, you will fly over Cho La Pass towards tranquil, soothing Gokyo Lakes. The sheer pleasure of hopping on a helicopter with three landings within a day rewards you with a brief stopover at Kala Patthar, Gokyo Lakes, and Syangboche. Touchdown at Gokyo Lakes gives you the magnificent vista standing at the shores of glacial-fed heavenly lakes. This short flight is bound to excite your appetite for another helicopter tour.

9:00 – 9:30 AM: Fly to Syangboche (Hotel Everest View) (3,880 m) After enjoying the magical moments at Kala Patthar and Gokyo Lakes, you will fly to the highest situated hotel in the world, Hotel Everest View, an ideal place to get the mesmerizing scene of snow-capped peaks in luxury. The flight offers marvelous views of Khumbu Glacier, Gorak Shep, monasteries, Chortens, and snow-clad peaks of the Everest region.

9:30 – 10:00 AM: Breakfast Time at Everest View Hotel Syangboche is well-known for Hotel Everest View, famous for getting Mt. Everest’s view from every corner. You will drop here for half an hour to have a hearty, delicious brunch with Everest and her friends in comfort with splendid panorama scenes.

10:00 – 10: 30 AM: Fly to Lukla for Refuel After having an exquisite breakfast in the hotel, you will shuttle back to the Lukla with the astonishing views of the Himalayas. There is nothing more exciting than an unmistakable bird’s eye view of the Himalayas up close. Once again, the flight will land at Lukla for 10 to 15 minutes for refueling and fly back to Kathmandu.

10:30 - 11:30 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu Lastly, before heading back to Kathmandu, you will see the full range of the Everest region's landscape diversity as you look down on the Namche Bazaar, Lukla, and Phakding. After this exhilarating flight, you will hop back to Kathmandu with immortal memories and lifetime experience.

Please note that we will be more than happy to help you tweak this tour to your liking. Some route variations that is possible to do based on group size are: ~ Touchdown at Kala Patthar (10 min) and a flyover of Gokyo Lakes: NPR. * Per Person (Possible for a group of 5 people) ~ Flyover of Kala Patthar Summit and touchdown at Gokyo Lakes (10 min): NPR. * Per Person (Possible for a group of 4 people)

In case you have any questions, feel free to Call / WhatsApp / Email Ashish at +977-9841370673.

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS Includes ~ Heli shuttle from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu. ~ Heli service throughout as mentioned in the itinerary. ~ Breakfasts at Hotel Everest View.

Excludes ~ Airport Tax for Heli Tour NPR 200 ~ Tips for guides and porters (15% of wages is considered fair) ~ National Park Permit (NPR 100 for Nepalis, NPR 1,500 for South Asians, and NPR 3,000 for all others) Learn more. ~ Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit (NPR 2,000 for all non-Nepalis) ~ Drinks, Travel Insurance, and anything else not mentioned in Inclusions

Relevant Links: Best Time and Weather / Packing List / Accommodation / Lukla Flight / WiFi, Mobile Network, and Electricity / Food and Drinks / Sherpa Food / Wildlife / Flowers / Birds

IMPORTANT NOTE ~Any flight in the high mountains is weather dependent and the captain of your helicopter has the last word on what is safe and what is not, regardless of what is mentioned in the tour outline. Any additional cost incurred due to weather disruptions will be the responsibility of the traveler. ~ In case of flight cancellation, the extra cost of accommodation and food will be the responsibility of the trekker. ~ Both NTC and NCell 4G network work till Hotel Everest View, though NCell is better.

FAQS

Traveling to the mountains poses some inherent risks. As such, the best strategy is to prepare for the worst and then hope for the best.

PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS

The first thing to keep in mind is to see if you have pre-existing conditions that could cause complications at high altitudes. Specifically, suppose you have sickle cell disease, pulmonary hypertension, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, or congenital heart problems. In that case, we highly recommend you consult with a qualified physician before planning a trip to the mountains. Read more.

ALTITUDE-ILLNESS

Given the low amount of oxygen at high altitudes, a sensible ascent is essential to give your body the time to acclimate to the thin air. Failure to do so can lead to your lungs or brain filling up with water leading to death in some cases. The key is not to climb more than 500 meters in one day once you pass the 2,500 meters mark. Read more.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS

Given the extreme weather in the high mountains, proper gear and regimen must have a safe and comfortable tour. The three most important things that you have to prepare for are cold, snow, and radiation. As such, invest in the right sunglasses, sunscreen, boots, and clothing. Read more.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We highly recommend everyone get travel insurance covering high altitude evacuation before leaving on a trek to the high mountains. Global Rescue and World Nomads are both highly recommended. For Nepali travelers, please note that insurance that covers helicopter rescue is not available as of now. As such, please be careful while planning your tour and only work with companies that can provide timely evacuation service if needed.

RESCUE AND EMERGENCY

As health facilities are limited in the mountains, a helicopter's evacuation is usually the only option during an emergency. As such, the right insurance provider is essential. If you are not buying insurance for some reason, please ensure that there is someone in Kathmandu who can coordinate payments for a helicopter rescue. Here are some other contacts that might come in handy during an emergency. If you still have questions, please feel free to call / whatsapp us at +977-9841370673 or email Ashish at honeyhunter@honeyguideapps.com

HOW DO I MAKE A PAYMENT?

To confirm your tour, you will have to make complete payment either through one of your integrated payment gateways or transfer the funds to the following bank accounts:

For Nepali citizens:
Account Name:: HoneyGuide Pvt. Ltd. Beneficiary Bank: Himalayan Bank, Patan Branch Account Number: 00606903770018
For Indian Citizens:
For USD transfers
Account Name: HoneyGuide Apps, Inc. Bank Name: Silicon Valley Bank Account Number: 3302225311 Swift Code: SVBKOS6S ABA Routing Number: 121140399

BOOKING A TOUR

Deposit Required for Reservation: 50 percent of total tour cost Deadline for Full Payment: 2 weeks before the tour begins

CHANGING A TOUR

Two weeks before tour date: No extra charge 1 to 2 weeks before tour date: 10% additional charge Two days to 1 week between tour date: 20% additional charge Within two days of tour date: Above 30% (variable)

CANCELLING A TOUR

Two weeks before tour date: No charge (transaction charges may apply) One to two weeks before tour date: 20% Cancellation Charge Two days to one week between tour date: 50% Cancellation Charge Within two days of tour date: No Refund.

DELAYS AND CHANGES DURING THE TOUR

In case of flight delays/cancellations due to bad weather or unforeseen circumstances, HoneyGuide will change the dates at no additional costs. However, any extra cost incurred, including but not limited to accommodation and food, will be the responsibility of the traveler.
In case of changes due to the trekker's health issues, HoneyGuide will make all the changes without any additional cost. However, any extra charge because of the changes will be the responsibility of the traveler.

While Nepal's mountains see six seasons, the best period to go to the mountains is from March-May and September-December. However, every season has its quirk, just like people. So keep reading to find your match.
For those going to Everest Region, do check out the Best time to go to Everest post.

January/February (Winter)

January/February is a good time for trekkers willing to brave the cold and snow for empty trails, fantastic mountain views, and wildlife sightings.

March/April (Spring)

This is a period that offers a little bit of everything: a little bit of mountain view, a little bit of warm weather, a little bit of flowers, a little bit of crowd, and a whole lot of fun.

May/June (Summer)

This is the best time for those into nature. The flowers are quite something this time of the year, and the bird activity is fantastic. The monsoon hasn't started, and as such, mornings are still clear with beautiful mountain views.

July/August (Monsoon)

Only for hardcore trekkers who are willing to put up with the elements for an authentic cultural experience and high altitude flowers. Also, flight disruptions are very likely, and chances of mountain views are close to zero.

September/October (Fall)

This period is everyone's darling, and the trails are as crowded as they can be. The mountain views are something to write home about, and the temperature is just perfect.

November/December (Pre-Winter)

Another popular period among trekkers and the driest two months in the calendar. Indeed it has gotten a bit nippy during the mornings and evenings, but it is still manageable. Count on a lot of sunshine and crystal clear mountain views.

The difficult thing with gear is to make sure you have enough without carrying too much. Whether you are walking or taking the helicopter, the most important thing is to layer up. As such inner thermals, shirts, fleece, a down jacket, and trousers are essential. A warm hat and a buff are beneficial. As for shoes, feel free to make your pick depending on the weather and altitude. Given the amount of UV up there, good sunscreen and sunglasses are also essential. Read more.

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    Going to the mountains
    is going home.’
    - John Muir
    Great things are done when
    men and mountains meet.’
    - William Blake
    There is no such thing as bad weather,
    only inappropriate clothing.’
    - Sir Ranulph Fiennes
    Going to the mountains
    is going home.’
    - John Muir
    Great things are done when
    men and mountains meet.’
    - William Blake
    There is no such thing as bad weather,
    only inappropriate clothing.’
    - Sir Ranulph Fiennes