Everest Heli Scenic Tour
Buna Treks & Expeditions presents an overwhelming experience of a life time, flying above Nepal beautiful landscapes of green verdant valley, rolling hills dotted with farm villages and amphitheater of terraces overlooking array of snowcapped peaks in our joyful Everest Heli Scenic Tour.
An exciting thrill with pleasant ride of few hours swirling above Kathmandu valley within snow-capped mountains range, as the engine picks up above Kathmandu valley around rolling green hills that encircles the valley, a nice way to view mountains and rural country landscapes in the comfort of a small chopper.
On this Everest Heli Scenic Tour, leads you to witness local culture and monasteries of ancient heritage, around rural traditional farm villages in the backdrop of high Himalayan peaks.
Starting our Everest Heli Scenic Tour, early morning for few hours’ rides in the comfort of a spacious Helicopter, from take – off to an end, breath-taking panorama views of mountains which includes Mt. Everest and range of peaks with rolling green hills and valleys dotted with farm villages and terraced fields, our flight reaches at Lukla for refueling and with time for a cup of tea / coffee and to witness the Sherpa town which is the door to many Everest and Khumbu region for various adventures.
From here our scenic flight continues toward Namche Bazaar, the main village of Khumbu and Everest region, after a short time here marveling the Sherpa Buddhist culture ride continues towards Everest base camp flying in between giant peaks of Kwangde-Tharmarserku and majestic Amadablam above Tengboche monastery (time permitting landing at Tengboche monastery for short tour of the monastery) a beautiful spot surrounded with lush green forest and mountains.
Flight continues reaching at Gorakshep at 5,180 m high near proper Everest base camp located beneath Kalapathar hill and Mt. Pumori, this spot with few nice lodges for trekkers to stay.
After a short stop heading towards Everest base camp with views of notorious Khumbu Ice Falls and great fields of glaciers and then head back to Everest View Hotel at 3,880 m high, located above Namche and Syangboche old airstrip.
At Everest View Hotel with short stop for quick lunch and refreshment with grand view of Mt. Everest and majestic peak of Amadablam, a pleasant spot with serene environment surrounded with rhododendron-birch-pines and fir trees.
After a nice enjoyable stop with views of Everest continue ride back to Kathmandu, after a most exciting and wonderful experience in our Heli Tour to Everest Flights.
On Everest Heli flights, marvelous views from Central Himalaya range of mountains with Langtang and Jugal Himal towards Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft), Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft) and Lho – La or Khumbutse peak (6,036 m – 19,992ft), Mt. Lingtren (6,749 m / 22,142 ft), Changtse ( 7,583 m / 25,230 ft), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m / 25,772 ft) Amadablam ( 6,812 m / 22,480 ft), Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22, 380 ft), Tharmarserku ( 6,623 m / 21, 855 ft), Kwangde (6,011 m / 19,837 ft), Kusum Khanguru (6,373 m / 21,030 ft) holy peak of Khumbi-la (5,761 m / 19,012 ft) and as far world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m / 27, 766 ft) with trekking peaks Island Peak / Imjatse (6,160 m / 20,328ft) Lobuje Peak (6,119 m / 20,192 ft) Pokhalde ( 5,806 m / 19,159 ft) and many other smaller unnamed peaks.
Everest Heli Scenic Tour Profile:
Helicopter Ride: On 3-4 seated spacious with all window facing views
Tour Duration: 3-4 hours with short stops for refreshment and fueling
Stop Over: Lukla-Everest base camp-Kalapathar and Everest View Hotel.
Maximum altitude: At near Kalapathar top 5,340 m and Everest base camp 5,364 m.
Season: All Year except July to Mid September monsoon times.
Trip Cost: 3700.00 USD
In Nepal there are more than 5 Helicopter companies all related for tourism travel and emergency airlift, at present there are two types of helicopters currently operating in private sector.
AS 350 B series helicopters manufactured by Euro copter in France and are very popular all over the world, it is regarded as one of the most multipurpose helicopters and is suitable for mountain flying and all types of helicopter missions.
With following features:
- Fail Safe Design
- Comfortable Seating Arrangements
- 5 seats excluding Pilot
- Suitable for all types of helicopter missions
- Can fly up to an altitude of 5,600m or 16,000 ft.