Everest heli tour is a complete tour that flies over mountains and up to the Tibetan border in the north. We also fly close to Mt. Everest. It goes up to 25000ft from sea level. From the point, we can see the awesome aerial view of snowcapped peaks, glaciers, and lakes. During the tour, we can see more than a thousand Himalayan peaks looking down.
Usually, the Everest Heli Tour starts at 6am in the spring season and 7am in the autumn season. We fly out from Kathmandu and land at Lukla Airport for refueling. Once refueled, we fly to Everest View Hotel nearby Syangboche Airport, over Namche Bazaar. On this session, we can see the excellent bird’s eye view of Dudhkoshi gorge and Namche Bazaar. Then fly to Kalapathar (5555m) and get a close view of Mt. Everest. Fly over to Everest Base Camp and then head off to Gokyo Lakes. Fly over Gokyo, Chola Pass and then fly back to Lukla, and continue to Kathmandu.
Model: AS350 B3 (Equreuil)
Capacity: 1 Pilot 5 Passengers
Max. Altitude- 7010m (23000ft)
Min. Temperature (-40 Degree)
Max. Temperature ISA +35 Degree limited to 50 Degree
Max. Speed 287km/hrs.
- Expereice of landing and taking off in Lukla airport
- Aerial views of Himalaya including Mt. Everest
- Picturesque Sherpa Settlement
- Stunning views of Icy lakes and glaciers
- Day 1 Morning heli flight to Lukla.
An early morning drive to the airport will be followed by an exciting heli flight ffrom Kathmandu aiport towards the Everest region. The flight will be quite a thrilling one. You first land in Lukla, which is the airport of Everest region, where the helicopter is refueled. After refueling, the flight resumes to Syanboche, flying over Namche Bazaar, the largest town in Khumbu. The view of Namche as well as Dudh Koshi River is outstanding. After a short tea break at Everest View Hotel, we leave for Everest Base Camp, reveling in the imposing views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Thamserku (6608m) Kangtega (6685m), Amadablam (6856m), Lhotse (8516m) and Nuptse (7879m) among many others. We make a stop at Kalapathar (5555m), which is a renowned viewpoint of Everest region. World’s highest political meeting was held here on 4th December, 2009. After spending some time here savoring the moment looking at the mountains, we fly back to Kathmandu.
We will have half a day in Kathmandu for a quick city tour, which includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu or Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupati Temple. The location of the sightseeing can be selected to your liking with consultation with the guide. In the evening, we have a farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with Nepali music and dance.
Standard Itinerary and Private TripIt is the notice about Standard Itinerary and Private Trip. The provided itinerary is standard, and if you want to customize it, you can do it. OR you can go through our Plan Your Holidays page.
Travel Insurance and CoversWe strongly recommend you have travel insurance that covers the adventure activities such as trekking/hiking above 15,000 feet. And must include flights delayed/canceled by bad weather, accidents, evacuations, etc.
Keep in MindSometimes, unusual weather changes, natural disasters, flight delays, and cancellations, government rules, local political situations, health conditions of trekkers may change your itinerary. At that point, our leading guide will decide and try to minimize the impacts and run the trip smoothly, but we are not liable for any additional costs if needed.
Always options for UpgradePlease you can upgrade your accommodation and transportation service to regular. We can provide you with 5Star hotel accommodation and the best available private car/ jeep services. And also domestic flights including the Helicopter Charter.
HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?
We operate this trip with aiming:
- To improve the lifestyle of local people
- To protect the environment
- To respect and promote the culture of the local community
- To create the Volunteering Opportunities
- To donate 5% of each trip cost to the COSD Nepal organization
We hire the local people as trekking staff, which creates the opportunity to learn and share the cultures, get exposure to local traditions. You can enjoy the local product feasts in the teahouses and lodges that directly help their business.
- Namaste [Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest] is the respectful greetings in Nepal.
- Walk-in clockwise direction around temples, monuments, MANE Stone, MANE-wall is the culture of Hinduism and Buddhism.
- Enter temples and with removing shoes and also leather.
- Ask permission to take any portrait of locals.
- Use right while giving and receiving food, eating, wiping mouth, etc.
- Please dress in loose-fitting clothes while entering temples and monasteries.
A small group of travelers led by the local trek leader, we try to minimize the impacts on natural resources and the environment during the trips. We emphasize reducing waste. Encourage travelers to use a refillable water bottle instead of a single-use bottle.
We are also a supporter of the Community Organization for Sustainable Development Nepal (COSD Nepal). And, we collect 5% of the total payment of each trek to contribute to the organization.
We have a volunteer trip operating in a local school in Gorkha. Through this trip, you can directly support the children also the teachers’ educational status.
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Here you will get a basic idea of the equipment and items of clothing that you need to carry on the trip. Apex Asia Holidays provide you with a gratis duffel bag in Kathmandu to pack your trekking luggage.
- Non- trekking items can store at the Hotel lockers in Kathmandu.
- If you are trekking in Everest Region: Kathmandu- Lukla Flight only allows the 15KG including hand-carry bag.
- You must have to carry a down jacket from above 4000 meters to keep warms. You can hire a down jacket and sleeping bag for USD 30 with us.
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
- Water bottles
- Personal Documents (Passport, Visa)
Medicine and First Aid
Miscellaneous but Important
In Nepal, there are two kinds of transport, public and private. We mostly recommend you to use the private than the public because the roads two ways that make traffic, and the private vehicle can avoid the traffic by choosing the proper time for less traffic.
In Nepal, you will get the extensive food menu. From the international food menu to local foods. Dal Bhat is the main course of Nepal. Your guide will help you to choose the suitable food, on the trek and tour.
- ALTITUDE SICKNESS
Trekking is the popular trekking ventures in Nepal, which is always in the High Himalaya and where we have the chance to get altitude sickness. So, it is highly recommended to learn more about the High Altitude Sickness before you start the trek. Hurry can be deadly in Nepal Himalaya. Walk slow, and give enough time to your body to fit in the high altitude. Drinking more water and stepping slowly with rest is the best protection against altitude sickness.
It is necessary to have travel insurance before you embark on any trip. The insurance policy should include the cost of medical expenses, any damage or loss of your luggage, and cancellation.
Nepal is one of the safe and more peaceful countries around the world. Even though you must have your Travel Insurance and the should cover the area which is on your itinerary.
- RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL
Traveling is the way of getting in touch with the local peoples. It is important to recognize what is acceptable in the society, such as dresses, behaviors, and language. There might be different than your own country. Most of the people can communicate in English in the cities and also some touristy towns but if you have learned a few words Nepali, like greetings “Namaste” that make a huge difference.
- HEALTH & SAFETY
Apex Asia Holidays always concern about the health and safety of the clients. Our guide carries a first aid kit with the directed medicine by the doctors. We also recommend you to discuss with your doctor about your visit at least a month ago. In case of severe or emergency, we transfer you to the nearest hospital. Safety is the first important for us as a responsible tour agency, so we do not take unnecessary risk.
Why travel with apex asia holidays
Since 2015, we have operated unique itineraries and happy trips that are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We focused on the fun factor and challenged you aptly to reach that great feeling of personal accomplishment while enjoying the company of like-minded travelers.
Make your journey fruitful by choosing to travel with a local company. We know each holiday is different. With the guidance of our travel experts and first-hand experience, we can customize every element of your holiday. We create travel packages that transcend our clients’ expectations. We invite you to discover what you’ve been missing. These are some of the difference that makes All-Travel unique.Explore More
Join a small group of like-minded travelers that, like you, are eager to safely and confidently experience all the things that make our world worth exploring.
While traveling in a small group of up to 15 people gives an opportunity of making lifelong friendships. We can appreciate more intimate, personal connections, share experiences, and cherish memories.
We employ all local guides and porters because of their local knowledge expertise. They can deliver first-hand information to our valuable clients. And trekking in High Himalayas, the local guides and porters can lead you even in the extreme weather and conditions. In addition, we aim to employ the local guides to enhance their skill and empowerment them. We are always concerned about the local community to improve and support them through tourism.
Health and Saftey
Your safety is our top priority. Our trained and experienced team is always concerned with providing fresh and hygienic food, keeping First Aid, 24/7 communication services, and more. Before commencing the trek or tour, we always make sure whether the clients have good enough equipment, clothes or not.
Responsible for Tourism
Responsible tourism is significantly important because it becomes the responsibility of each individual in the tourism industry. Our dependency is on the existing environment we talk about business or livelihood. We focused on our policy to organize outdoor packages that leave less carbon footprint as possible.