Everest Heli Tour | Mount Everest Helicopter Tour

  • Hemanta Budhathoki
  • Last Updated on Jun 20, 2024

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Are you all set to go to Everest by Helicopter and want to know about the best season to visit? If yes, then this blog will guide you Best Season to visit Everest by Helicopter. Before moving to the article...We are giving a small description of Mount Everest.

Mount Everest Helicopter Tour 

Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world. This lies on the border of Nepal and Tibet, and its height is 8849 meters, which is around 29,032 feet. Previously, there was no facility for visiting Everest by Helicopter. Edmund Hillary (a mountaineer from New Zealand), and Tenzing Norway (a Tibetan citizen) were the people who held the first record to climb Everest in 1953 after their successful climbing, international tourists began to arrive in Nepal for Everest trekking and expedition. In the mean time, there were only possibilities of entirely walking or trekking to reach Everest. But now there are many options and the short and best option to visit Mount Everest region is by Helicopter.

Best Season to visit Everest by Helicopter

Everest trekking is one of the most adventurous things in the world. The Everest Base Camp trek, usually, took 10-12 days or more than that. But visiting Everest by helicopter is a time saver experience for the traveler. If you have a limited time to explore, then it will be the best option for you. This is the best and quickest option for a traveler who wants to enjoy panoramic views of Mt Everest and other peaks as well. This is also the luxury way within a short period.

The Everest Helicopter tour is the perfect way to see great scenery with breathtaking views. Usually, they have very less time or are not able to trek for long days, so they are likely to choose this option for the Everest tour. It takes you into the deep of the Himalayas and you don’t have to wait for 10-15 days. You can explore stunning views of mountains within 4-5 hours. Through this tour, you will allow enjoying approx 15-20 minute’s base camp or Kala Patthar landing. Undoubtedly, it will be your unforgettable and once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Through the Helicopter tour, you will able to see a forest of rhododendron, ice glaciers, and mesmerizing views of glaciers along with Khumbu Ice Falls between the mountains. Apart from this, this helicopter tour will give you panoramic views of Ama Dablam Himal, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu. Through this trip, you will also be able to know the culture and religion of the Himalayan people.

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour begins from the domestic terminal at Tribhuvan International Airport, in the Kathmandu Valley. And the flight circles the valley before landing at Lukla, the gateway to Mount Everest. After exploring it, you will get step Everest View Hotel, one of the 5-star hotel highest place hotels in the world.

The hotel is situated within the Sagarmatha National Park, enlisted by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It offers you 360 degrees of inspiring Mount Everest along with the surrounding Himalayas. In 2004, this hotel was listed in the Guinness World Book Records as the hotel in the highest place at 13000 feet. This hotel is prominent for mouthwatering foods, perfect room services, and high-speed internet. It also provides a Gym and fitness center, Laundry services, and many other facilities.

In the above content, we get knowledge about the Everest Helicopter tour, why this tour is best for you? How can you enjoy the panoramic and breathtaking views of the mountains? But the main question arises when is the Best Season to visit Everest by Helicopter? Keep scrolling down.

Everest Helicopter Flight in Spring Season 

In Nepal, the Spring season starts in March and lasts till May. Spring season is the ideal time for the Everest helicopter tour. During the spring season, the days are clear and sunny. Therefore visibility is clear in the spring. The weather is fruitful. The weather is less rainy and windy which makes your journey beautiful. In this season, you’ll have breathtaking views of astonishing landscapes; you can easily explore peaks such as Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. Apart from this, you’ll able to see trekkers in the regions of Everest.

Everest Helicopter Tour in Autumn Season

The autumn season starts in September and it continues till November. Many foreign visitors choose the autumn season for heli tour of Everest. In the autumn season, the weather is cool and pleasant. After the completion of the rainy season, the weather becomes favorable for the visitors. It gives you outstanding views of green hills and valleys, which going to make your journey wonderful and unforgettable. It is said October and November is the perfect season to visit of Nepal. And October is the most stable season within all 12 months. During this season the weather is neither too hot nor that cold, so you can enjoy the majestic views of stunning mountains and landscapes.

Everest Helicopter tour in Winter Season

The winter season falls from December to February. And this is also the appropriate season to visit Everest by helicopter. During this season, the hills and mountains are fully covered by snow which is quite awe-inspiring to see from the top. The crystal clear and overwhelming scenery of the Everest region makes your tour remarkable and cherished. However, during this season visibility may be not the clear all time due to the mist and foggy environment. If you are planning on an Everest helicopter tour, you’d better check the weather update because snowfall may be unexpected and may occur at any time in this season. This is also sure that unless the weather in the region is not clear, the Helicopter flight from Kathmandu does not start.  

Everest Helicopter tour in Rainy Season

If you are planning your Everest helicopter tour in the rainy season, then it will not be a fruitful one. The frequent changes in weather make your tour unpleasant and dreadful. During the season, there will be low visibility while flying. And heavy rainfall creates obstacles to flying and landing at your destination place. It is quite possible to visit Everest all the time of the year. However, you better visit during autumn, spring, or winter compared to the rainy season.

The Everest helicopter tour is favorable in all seasons. It can be possible throughout the year. But mountaineers and experts say, if you are planning Heli tour to Everest, then the month of March, April, May, September, October November, and December will be better for you. That means you can enjoy the breathtaking views of mountains, landscapes, ice falls, and glaciers between the autumn and the spring season.

Everest Heli Tour- Frequently Asked Questions (faqs)

What is the best time to visit Everest by helicopter?
The morning hours between 6 am to the afternoon and 3 pm perfect time to visit Everest by helicopter.

Which is the best month for the helicopter tour in Nepal?
Everest helicopter tours can be favorable in all seasons. However, March to November is the best month.

How many people can fly by helicopter at a time?
There can be 3 to 5 people flying with a helicopter at a time. The helicopter is 5 seater and the maximum capacity is five persons.

Do we get an optional Helicopter tour plan to Everest?
Yes! you can get an optional tour or can be customizing your tour plan. It can be a single-day tour or a couple of days of the tour by staying overnight in the best view point of the Everest and region. Staying overnight in only one 5-star hotel at an altitude of 13000 feet (Everest View Hotel)is the best choice.    

Hemanta Budhathoki

Hemanta Budhathoki

Hemanta Budhathoki is team leader of Nepal Highland Trekking and travel company. 

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