Everest Region

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

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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 Permits

INR 66,999

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 Permits

USD 1,099

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 Permits

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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, and Cho Oyu.
  • Bird-eye view of Khumbu Glacier, Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, and turquoise blue Gokyo Lakes.
  • Dip your feet at the turquoise blue Gokyo Lakes.
  • Land at Hotel Everest View for a delicious breakfast with a mesmerizing panorama view 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

This helicopter tour is perfect for those looking to experience the beauty of the Everest region in a single day without a night stop. Within a matter of a few hours, you will experience a birds-eye view of the world’s tallest mountain Everest along with other high Himalaya peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, and Ama Dablam.

The close flyover over Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Glacier will leave you captivated by its beauty and ten minutes of ground time at Kala Patthar top will be enough for you to get some panoramic shots with mountains like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Pumori.

This tour also includes ground time at Gokyo lakes, and you can use this time to dip your feet in the cold and clear turquoise blue Gokyo lakes and get some amazing pictures.

NOTE: We offer a very similar Heli Tour in which you stay a night at Lukla, and travel between Kathmandu and Lukla in a fixed wing aircraft. See other Heli Tours and Heli Treks in the Everest Region.


ITINERARY

7:00 - 8:00 am: Fly to Lukla ~ It will take approximately 45 minutes to reach Lukla (2,860 m) ~ Before reaching Lukla, you will be welcomed by the beautiful mountains, rhododendron trees, and rivers.

8:00 – 8:15 am: Defueling at Lukla ~ After landing at Lukla, the helicopter will remove some fuel to reduce weight ~ This will take approximately 10-15 minutes. ~ You can use this time to capture some moments to upload on your Instagram/Facebook stories.

8:15 – 8:45 am: Flyover Everest Base Camp and Touchdown at Kala Patthar (5,643 m) ~ Fly from Lukla over Dudhoshi past Namche village to see Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Glacier up close. ~ After a close flyover on Everest Base Camp, you’ll fly towards Kala Patthar. ~ Ten minutes of ground time at Kala Patthar. ~ You can enjoy the panoramic view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Pumori during this short time.

8:45 – 9:00 am: Flyover Cho La Pass and Gokyo Lakes touchdown. ~ After a short touchdown time at Kala Patthar, you’ll fly over Cho La pass toward Gokyo valley. ~ Ten minutes of touchdown time at Gokyo. ~ You can use this time to take some amazing pictures, or if you want, you can relax by dipping your feet in the cold turquoise blue Gokyo Lakes.

9:00 – 9:30 am: Fly to Hotel Everest View (3,880 m) ~ After a short touchdown at Gokyo, you will fly towards Syangboche. ~ This flight will provide you with an amazing view of the Khumbu Valley and the beautiful mountains.

9:30 – 10:00 am: Breakfast at Everest View Hotel ~ You will get 30 minutes of ground time for breakfast at Hotel Everest View, one of the highest hotels in the world. ~ This time will be enough for you to enjoy your breakfast with a mesmerizing view of the mountains like Everest in the background.

10:00 – 10:30 am: Fly to Lukla for Refuel ~ After your breakfast at Hotel Everest View, you will fly over Namche and Phakding towards Lukla. ~ You will also be enjoying the birds-eye view of the mountains like Thamserku, Khumbila, and Kongde. ~ At Lukla, it will take ten to fifteen minutes to refuel the helicopter.

10:30 - 11:30 am: Fly back to Kathmandu ~ After refueling, you will fly back to Kathmandu (45 minutes)


Please note that we will be more than happy to help you tweak this tour to your liking.

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


INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS Includes ~ Heli service throughout as mentioned in the itinerary. ~ Breakfast at Hotel Everest View. ~ Permits.

Excludes ~ Airport Tax for Heli Tour NPR 200 ~ Drinks, Travel Insurance, and anything else not mentioned in Inclusions


Relevant Link Helicopter Safety Briefing

Essential Information on Everest Region Altitute Illnesses / Best Time for EBC / Packing List / Difficulties / Accommodation / WiFi, Mobile Network, and Electricity / Food and Drinks / Permits / Maps / Lukla Flights

Other Information on Everest Region Mountains / Festivals / Sherpa Food / Wildlife / Flowers / Birds / Photo op Spots / Lakes / See All Posts about Everest


IMPORTANT NOTES ~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 +977-9803759639 or email Ashish at busybee@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: SVBKUS6S 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