Even on the clearest of days, it is considered rare to be able to clearly witness the point where the majestic Himalayas meet the silvery skyline. But with Everest Helicopter Sightseeing Tour, you might just be able to avoid the dreaded fogs and the aloof clouds guilty of defying the hopes of countless trekkers in their adventure to witness the world's tallest mountains. Soaring above the Himalayas has never been a mundane journey but combine that with the shimmering tops of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,861m), Changtse (7,543m), Lhotse (8,414m), Ama Dablam (6,856m) describing the journey as adventurous or thrilling would be an understatement. The Everest helicopter sightseeing tour is not the one to be described by words or listening to someone else gives their account of the journey. It is the one to be experienced and we can't wrap our head around why someone would not
The journey to the world's tallest Himalayas begins from Kathmandu heading towards the thrilling Lukla airstrip. The disappearing valley soon looks like a blot on the vibrant green and the countless landmarks like tiny specks on it. We land at Lukla to refuel and enjoy the fresh Himalayan air before heading towards the Himalayas unfolding before our very eyes. The sight of trekkers disappearing like ants on the steep mountain trail brings an odd sense of elation and hovering over Everest Base Camp the feeling reaches its peak. The Himalayas galore as far and wide as eyes can see Lhotse (8,414m), Nuptse (7,861m), Changtse (7,543m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), Cho Oyu (8,188m) and of course the majestic Mt, Everest (8,848m). Next, we make a stop at Kalapatthar which is also the best viewpoint to witness the world's tallest Himalayas. Our journey ends back at Kathmandu after feasting on a heavenly Himalayan breakfast while admiring the beauty of the Himalayas. With all the excitement surrounding the tour, do not forget a copy of your passport.
Here's what you should expect
Bird’s eye view to the world's tallest Himalayas (7,000 to 8,000m) including Mt. Everest
Aerial view of Everest Base Camp, vibrant Sherpa hamlets and famous monasteries including the one in Tengboche which hosts the famous Mani Rimdu festival
Close up views of the Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Icefall and the Gokyo Lakes
A chance to witness the unrivaled view of the Everest Region from Kala Patthar viewpoint
We will make two stops on the journey apart from the one used for refueling at Lukla. First at Everest Base Camp and then at Kalapatthar viewpoint.
The journey will begin from Kathmandu and will return back to the valley with ample time provided for breakfast.