This short Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp VIA Gokyo Lake stopover is a great way to experience world’s famous world heritage site (Sagarmatha National Park). The highlights of this 4 hours sightseeing is to land over Kalapatthar 5550 meter where you can see the closest viewpoint of Everest, Nuptse, Khumbu glacier, mount Pumori including Tibetan mountain peak Changtse. The route will follow from Kathmandu to northeast Lukla and will fly to Kongde Resort for (highest resort inn Khumbu) for breakfast in amazing location. From here you can have proper landscape & panorama view. After breakfast we will fly to Gokyo Lake (3rd lake) for 5 min stopover to see the world’s highest freshwater lakes and observe Nepal’s longest and largest Ngozumba glacier and fly to KalaPatthar for close view of Everest. After Kalapatthar we will return back to Lukla via Everest Base Camp to Lukla and fly back continue to Kathmandu. The entire Everest Base Camp Express by Helicopter gives us a unique opportunity to not just reach the base of world’s highest mountain but get the best aerial views of world’s famous Khumbu glaciers and lakes and rivers (Dudh kosi).
– Kathmandu to Lukla
– Lukla to Kongde Resort (breakfast)
– Kongde Resort to Gokyo Lake
– Gokyo Lakes to KalaPatthar
– Kalapatthar to Everest Base Camp
– Everest Base Camp to Lukla
– Lukla to Kathmandu
On our ‘Day Tour of Everest Base Camp in Helicopter’ we fly from Kathmandu at 1,300 meters to the maximum altitude of 5,550 m in only a few hours. The rapid increase in altitude may result in Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Therefore, it is important that we are extra careful. We can take Diamox tablet as a precaution before starting the trip. It is also advised that you consult your doctor before booking the trip.
Best Time to Travel
The best time to take this trip is from September to April. Although spring and autumn are Nepal’s popular tourist seasons, a helicopter day trip in the winter guarantees equally clear views that will have you mesmerized. However, being the monsoon season the months of June, July and August are not recommended!