Everest and Himalaya Private Helicopter Tour
For the ultimate Everest viewing experience, a helicopter tour to the roof of the world is a thrilling adventure and perspective few will ever know. Let us transport you into the high Himalaya with views as close as 200 meters to many of the highest peaks on the planet! During the March-April months with prior arrangement and if our pilots deem it safe, we can also give you a short landing at Everest Base Camp for photos.
Along with views of Mt. Everest our pilots will also fly near Pumori, (Everest’s daughter), Nuptse, 7864m, and many other spectacular summits.
The flight begins at Tribhuvan International Airport between 6am-7am depending on weather conditions. Our flight direction is west with views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu,8163 meters-8th highest mountain in the world, and Langtang. The flight continues, as we get closer to Everest Base Camp we’ll see the spectacular peaks of Cho Oyu, 8188m-6th highest mountain, Makalu, 8485m-5th highest, and Lhotse, 8516m-4th highest.
We land at Lukla for refuelling and a short break. Then we continue up the Khumbu Valley flying over the Sherpa capital of the world, Namche Bazaar with priceless views of Tharmasarku, Kwangde, and Lhotse. We eventually follow the Khumbu glacier and icefall to Everest Base Camp, 5367m and get our best views of Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest and other sister peaks along with one of the most stunning views of Ama Dablam, 6812 m, considered one of the most beautiful mountains of the entire Himalayan range.
Our pilot will determine if it’s safe to land, depending on the season, at either Everest Base Camp, or Kala Patthar. It’s here, Kala Patthar, where you’ll have the best view of Everest on solid ground from almost anywhere else in Nepal. This will be a very brief stop for incredible photo opportunities. We then board the helicopter and fly to Syngboche, stop for coffee and a 30-minute breakfast at the cafe with the best view on earth, The Everest View Hotel overlooking Everest, it’s sister peaks and Ama Dablam. You can savour your delicious breakfast and coffee, take some pictures while marvelling at spectacular views from the outdoor terrace.
After a thrilling day flying near the jagged peaks of the Himalaya and the mother Goddess of them all Mt. Everest, we finally return to Kathmandu. Should you wish we can also arrange a spectacular celebratory dinner fit for Newari royalty to cap off your remarkable day.
We also have other custom luxury packages we can add on to this incredible adventure including bengal tiger and rhinoceros safaris in Southern Nepal and healthy and soothing spa stays in Kathmandu and Pokhara. We will also be at your service should you require the best of accommodations in Kathmandu and or private bespoke and shopping tours of the Kathmandu Valley. Please ask us for more details. In this section, you’ll also find a special Everest Wedding Photo Experience that includes a wedding photo team at your service along with a personal assistant for the bride to be. These packages and The Private Everest Himalaya Heli Tour can be arranged on short notice if you’re arriving from Seoul, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Abu Dabi, Dubai, Singapore, Bangkok, Chengdu, Delhi, Kuala Lumpur or Mumbai.
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John Saboe, Trek Leader John Saboe is an adventure traveler, entrepreneur. Podcast host-“Far East Adventure Travel”-iTunes, broadcaster/live streamer. I’ve trekked in 4 regions of Nepal and explored Pokhara, Lumbini, Chitwan National Park, and Bardia National Park. I’ve also visited the […]