- Quickly fly to Everest Base Camp, near the majestic peaks of Nepal.
- Get beautiful aerial views that are quite unique compared to what you see while trekking in the same region.
- Have spectacular 360º views of Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and other peaks from the vantage point of Kalapatthar.
- Excellent opportunity for aerial photography and video clips using diverse camera kits
- Close-up views of alpine forests, pastures, and glaciers
This is an exciting helicopter trip to Everest. In a couple of hours, you will be flying from the busy city of Kathmandu to arrive at the Everest Region, the top of the world!
The trip takes you on an exciting helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. The Lukla Airport is one of the highest airports in the world in terms of altitude. The scenic 45-minute flight from Kathmandu will take you above valleys, hills, lakes, farms, forests, rivers, and pastures to arrive at the mountain town of Lukla. It is in fact, the gateway into the Everest region where people from around the world begin their expedition and treks.
Located at 2,820 meters, Lukla is where it all begins - trekking, mountaineering, and camping. You will spend some time while the helicopter is refueled in this busy mountain town surrounded by high peaks on several sides. The flight continues above the extraordinarily white waters of the Dhudh-Koshi river and passes through gorges near Kwangde. With fascinating views of Thamserku and other peaks ahead, you will fly above Namche - the de facto Sherpa capital. Down below you will witness markets and houses with their colorful roofs. In the town below, people will be seen walking in every direction while the fresh crip environment will enliven your experience.
In this trip, you will fly to Kalapatthar where you can have unobstructed panoramic views of the highest peaks on Earth. This vantage point is on the list of every visitor to Everest, and once you land here, you’ll understand why. From Kalapatthar you will fly to Syangboche for breakfast. This special breakfast is one which you will remember for a lifetime! Travel with your partner for a unique and precious morning in Nepal.
In this trip, you will see close-up views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and several other peaks of the Himalayan Range. The flight above Lukla, Namche, and Tengboche will become memorable as you will suddenly come face-to-face with the realm of Everest and see the iconic places that you’ve only read about. This trip from High Venture Plus will certainly leave an impression about Nepal in your mind, but more importantly, in a matter of hours, you’ll see how diverse and beautiful the world really is!
Kathmandu to Lukla
On the day of the trip, we will pick you up from your hotel at 6 AM. Pack your camera and some warm clothes (a down jacket too) before driving to Kathmandu International Airport. At 6:30 we will begin our flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla. Enjoy the scenes along the way before we land at Lukla 45 minutes later. Here, we will take a quick break (around 10 to 15 minutes) while the helicopter is being refueled.
Lukla to Kalapatthar
The next section of our trip begins at Lukla - headed for Kalapatthar. Our helicopter will pass through mountainous terrains above villages and forests. The views will get incredibly beautiful as the mighty peaks begin to get closer. You won’t even realize that 25 minutes have already passed before we land at Kalapatthar - one of the most popular vantage points of the Everest Region. Here, take out your camera kit and enjoy the rare mountain vistas. The total stopover time at Kalapatthar is 10 to 15 minutes.
Kalapatthar to Syangboche
Here begins the trip to another exciting destination - Hotel Everest View in Syangboche. The flight time from Kalapatthar to Syangboche is around twelve minutes - flying mostly over the high-altitude terrain. You will see trekkers down below walking in a line surrounded by majestic peaks. You will also see glacial valleys and lakes, all of which will make your trip exciting beyond comparison. Land at Syangboche as it’s time for a breakfast in Everest.
Breakfast at Syangboche
Today, you will have a very special breakfast overlooking giant peaks. Surrounded by white peaks on all sides, the experience is magical and beyond words. The time we stop here is well above 30 minutes but you will enjoy every second of it. Take that indelible selfie with your partner holding a cup of coffee - with Everest in the background. Quite exciting. Take 360-degree videos which you can later share with your friends back home. Imagine all the experience you will gain from this Everest trip!
Syangboche to Lukla to Kathmandu
After breakfast, hop in for a flight to Lukla. With a richer experience in the mountains, you will enjoy this return trip even more. Once at Lukla, you will proceed for a flight back to Kathmandu. The total flight duration from Syangboche to Kathmandu is a little above an hour. From Kathmandu Airport, you will drive back to your hotel.