Heli Tour

The Everest helicopter tour Flight takes you from Kathmandu Airport towards the east flying parallel to the Himalayan range maintaining the elevation of 6000/8000 ft as per the hills and the passes. Throughout the trip you will have the view of beautiful hills, flora and fauna. You will also get the view of many hill villages where you get a glimse of rural life of Nepalese people. Also you will see terrace fields with blooming mustard fields or the stretched green paddy fields in the lower parts of the country where as the mountain areas have green forest, White water Rivers etc. When the chopper approaches over Jiri, you will see the famous trail used by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa,  the first Everest conquerors in 1953. 
You continue to follow the trail towards Lamjura, Junbesi and than to Lukla. At Lukla we will have a short stop to refuel, after that you will continue on your journey into the higher Himalayan region. You will first fly over Namche village, Periche, Lobuche and Gorak Shep. Than you reach Kalapathar, where = you will experience the best  view of Mt. Everest and other neighboring mountains. The view from Kalapathar is definitely one the main highlight of the heli tour.
 Another landmark of this flight is landing at Everest View hotel, built and run by the Japanese management, this is another attractive view point from the ground level, the nearest point to watch the gigantic Everest across. From here there are superb views of Everest and the 
surrounding peaks, enjoy your breakfast enjoying the breathtaking views. You then return to Lukla to take on fuel before flying back to Kathmandu.

Challenge

Activity levels

  • Easy
    This trip generally involves an average of 4 – 5 hours slow but steady walk in a day. This rating is for less than 7 days walk below 3500 meters.
  • Moderate
    Moderate trekking involves 5 – 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 10 days trekking trip.
  • Demanding
    This trip grade involves trekking up to 7 hours a day below 5000 meters for the duration of 10 -15 days trip. Any reasonably active person should be able to manage these trips.
  • Strenuous
    Among the hardest treks in Nepal, but still these treks are in reach of most people however good physical fitness and endurance are required. These trips go above 5000 meters and for the duration of 15 – 20 days walking up to 8 / 9 hours in a day. They may also explore very remote regions where camping over multiple nights is required.
  • Challenging
    This grade includes climbing peaks and the demanding treks in remote areas. Participants having basic knowledge of use of crampons and ice axes are required. First-time climbers can undertake one of our one-day pre-trek ropes and climbing training days to obtain some initial skills and experience.
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