‘Enjoy the thrills with closest views of world number one peaks’
Early morning, by 5 or 5: 30 a.m get ready to depart from the hotel, skipping breakfast, or having light snacks and hot drinks or one carry pack breakfast also.
Our Open Trail treks Guide picks you at the hotel lobby or foyer.
A short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport, as the air terminal opens from 6 a.m onwards, going through the security check (lighter, matches, penknife, or any other sharp items not allowed to carry with you).
After getting Boarding-Pass short drive to Heli Pad, welcomed by airlines staff and pilot, then board in a small chopper as the engine takes-off flying way above with an aerial view of Kathmandu city and the valley.
As flight progress overlooking grand views of Central Himalaya range from Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Jugal Himal range with Dorji Lakpa, Gaurishankar and then heading close to Lukla with a majestic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse as far to Mt. Makalu.
Slowly the pilot makes a short landing at Lukla airport (named after late Tenzing and Hillary, a tribute to legendry mountaineers who first conquered Mt. Everest on May 29th, 1953). After a short break for refueling the engine, meantime one can enjoy a refreshing cup of hot drinks.
After a pleasant morning break, back to your seats as Heli takes-off heading due north above Dudh-Kosi River and farm villages, heading towards our destination close to Everest base camp, and then lands at the base of Kalapathar Hill.
Enjoy super close views of Mt. Everest with other giant adjoin peaks, after a scenic moment. From here fly towards the south with a shortstop above Namche Bazaar at the famous Everest View Hotel for breakfast in the shade of Mt. Everest and beautiful Mt. Amadablam.
After a possible breakfast stop with enjoyable few hours of interesting morning head back to Kathmandu, with mesmerizing experience on Everest Heli Tour with great service of Open Trail Treks.
Normally, a maximum of 5 persons and a minimum of 2 persons required to join this exclusive Everest Heli Tour, with more people makes it affordable with less cost to operate. However, we do operate and run Everest Heli Tour for single/solo people also, which requires a special charter at more cost than the normal cost in a group of 2-5 persons.
You can directly book with us, sending us details of your passport, date of arrival with international flight details, and a number of people included apart from you, and as well sending us an advance fee of a minimum of 20 % from the total cost, so that we can make necessary arrangement well in advance. For visitors who are already in Kathmandu with extra days to spare, can call or book with us, and please inform us regarding the date of your interest.
As mentioned in our program the Helicopters that we use for joy and fun scenic flight, can fly up to an altitude at a comfortable height of above 5,000 m or 16,000 feet high. In some cases like for immediate rescue, a Nepalese pilot have dared flying above 6,000 m high which is on the record of Guinness Book of World Record.
While you are seated inside the chopper, you will be warm and cozy, but on landing for short walks, as well for the views it can get cold with wind chill factor which is common in mountainous areas. However, you will be advised by our staff, what warm gear to carry or to dress for the Everest Heli flight season-wise.
Normally, after visiting the higher area of Khumbu and Everest for close views of Mt. Everest, the pilot makes a normal and routine landing near at Everest View Hotel and its restaurants, at the height of 3,880 m high. Where passengers can enjoy a warm cup of tea/coffee with the backdrop of Mt. Everest and other high peaks. The stops for short landing entirely on pilots decision. Depending upon the weather, weather can frequently change which is normal around the high Himalaya region even at the best time of the year.