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Everest Helicopter tour with Cultural Sightseeing

Everest Helicopter tour with Cultural Sightseeing

Trip at a Glance

  • Country

    Country: Nepal

  • Trip grade

    Trip grade: Easy

  • Destination

    Destination: Everest region

  • Activities

    Activities: Helicopter Tour/Cultural Sightseeing

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation: Hotels

  • Meals

    Meals: Breakfast included

  • Transportation

    Transportation: Private vehicle/Helicopter

  • Maximum altitude

    Maximum altitude: Kala Patthar (5550m)

  • Group size

    Group size: 1 pax min

  • Best Season

    Best Season: Jan-Jun, Sep-Dec

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayas with a helicopter tour that combines cultural sightseeing.

The tour includes a helicopter ride from Kathmandu, flying over lush valleys and picturesque villages before reaching the towering peaks of the Himalayas. As you soar over the majestic mountains, you will have an up-close view of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.

After taking in the stunning scenery, the helicopter will make a stop at Hotel Everest View for breakfast observing Mt. Everest and other Himalayas. The hotel at 3880 meters is considered hotel at world’s highest location.

After your Everest experience, enjoy cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city, visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visit ancient temples, palaces, and monasteries, and immerse yourself in the rich history and heritage of the region. You can also indulge in delicious traditional Nepalese cuisine and shop for unique souvenirs to take home.

Everest Helicopter tour with cultural sightseeing is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories of Nepal's natural beauty and cultural treasures.

Everest Helicopter tour with Cultural Sightseeing Highlights:

  • Cultural Kathmandu Sightseeing at UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Kala Patthar with 360-degree Himalayan panorama.
  • Everest Base Camp (5,364m) & the Khumbu Glacier.
  • Tenzing Hillary Airport – Lukla.
  • Spectacular Mt. Everest Helicopter Flight.
  • Witness Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Island Peak, Lobuche Peak & many more.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1400m)
Day 02: Kathmandu - Bhaktapur, sightseeing & drive to Nagarkot (2175m)
Day 03: Everest Helicopter tour & back to Kathmandu
Day 04: In Kathmandu - sightseeing
Day 05: Final Departure

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Take this day to rest or explore the city on your own. 

Hotel

Depart from Kathmandu and embark on a scenic drive to Bhaktapur. Visit Durbar Square in Bhaktapur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its rich cultural heritage and well-preserved medieval architecture. Explore the intricately carved temples, palaces, and courtyards dating back to the Malla period. Other attractions include 55-Window Palace, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairabnath Temple, and the Golden Gate.

After exploring Bhaktapur, continue your journey towards Nagarkot, a picturesque hill station renowned for its panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest. Enjoy the scenic drive through the countryside, passing terraced fields, traditional villages, and lush forests.

Hotel
Breakfast included

Early in the morning drive to Kathmandu. Check in the airport and begin a little paperwork (don’t forget your passport) and measuring your weight. After the weather is good to go you board the helicopter and fly to Everest region stopping first at a small airstrip (Tenzing Hillary Airport) in Lukla. The fun begins after you take off from Lukla airport and fly to the Everest Base Camp past the EBC trek trail. Your helicopter captain points out all the mountains that come into view such as Cho-Oye, AmaDablam etc. Fly past Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Glacier.

 

After Everest Base Camp fly to Kala Patthar and land which will be around 10-15 minutes as the helicopter can’t stay much longer at the higher altitude. Mt. Everest is seen much closer from Kala Patthar including other world’s highest peaks. After some photographic opportunities fly to Hotel Everest View for breakfast. Enjoy the morning with a good breakfast at the hotel observing Mt. Everest at a distance and the Khumbu Valley. Then fly back to Kathmandu one more time stopping at Lukla for refueling and transfer to hotel. 

Hotel
Breakfast included

After breakfast, begin Kathmandu sightseeing with your first stop is Patan Durbar Square with it’s intricately carved temples, palaces, and courtyards that reflect the Newari architecture and craftsmanship.

Next, proceed to Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.

You will observe devotees performing rituals and prayers along the banks of the Bagmati River, which flows beside the temple.

After Pashupatinath, head to Boudhanath, one of the largest and most important Buddhist stupas in Nepal. Take a leisurely stroll around the stupa, soaking in the spiritual atmosphere and observing pilgrims performing kora (circumambulation) around it.

Your final stop for the day is Swayambhunath, another iconic Buddhist stupa situated atop a hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley. Explore the temple complex, which includes various shrines, monasteries, and statues, as well as resident monkeys roaming freely. Then back to hotel in Kathmandu. 

Hotel
Breakfast included

The trip concludes and our office representatives will take you to the international airport in Kathmandu to catch your onward flight to your next destination or fly back home. You need to be at least 3 hours before your flight time at the airport.

Thank you for visiting Nepal and we hope your Himalayan Holiday has come true. Have a safe flight back home!

Breakfast included

What is included?

  • Airport pick-up and drop services.
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu & Nagarkot with breakfast.
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • All applicable tourist entrance, monumental fees.
  • Everest Heli-tour as per the itinerary.
  • Tour guide throughout the trip.
  • Permits for Everest National Park.
  • Farewell Dinner at Nepali Authentic Restaurant.
  • All government and local taxes. 

What is not included?

  • International airfares.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (On arrival visa at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu USD30 for 15 days)
  • Lunch & dinner.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Other expenses of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, bottle water etc.)
  • Bar bills, alcoholic drinks & beverages.
  • Tips.

Route Map

FAQ's

1. What is an Everest Helicopter tour with cultural sightseeing?
Everest Helicopter tour with cultural sightseeing combines the thrill of a helicopter flight over the Everest region with visits to cultural and historical landmarks in Kathmandu. It offers a comprehensive experience of Nepal's natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.

2. What can I expect to see during the Everest Helicopter tour?
You can expect to see a stunning Himalayan panorama, including Mount Everest and other towering peaks which are the world's highest mountains. The flight is over picturesque valleys, glaciers, and remote mountain villages.

3. What cultural sightseeing destinations are typically included in the itinerary?
Cultural sightseeing destinations include UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and popular hill-station closer to Kathmandu ‘Nagarkot’.

4. How long does the Everest Helicopter tour with cultural sightseeing last?
Typically, the helicopter flight lasts for a 4-5 hours, while cultural sightseeing activities take a full day or more.

5. Is the Everest Helicopter tour suitable for everyone?
While the helicopter tour itself is relatively accessible, individuals with certain medical conditions or mobility issues should consult with their doctor before booking. Additionally, cultural sightseeing may involve walking or climbing stairs at historical sites.

6. What should I wear and bring for the Everest Helicopter tour?
Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes suitable for walking. Depending on the season and altitude, you may need layers to stay warm. Don't forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, a camera, and any necessary medications.

7. What happens in case of bad weather or flight cancellations?
In the event of bad weather or flight cancellations, we shall try the next day.

Equipment

Packing for tour in Nepal will require some careful planning, as you'll be traveling through various landscapes and experiencing different activities. Here's a comprehensive packing list to help you prepare:

Clothing:

  • Lightweight, moisture-wicking and breathable clothing during summer
  • Warm jackets or sweater during winter
  • Long-sleeve shirts and pants for sun protection and to cover up during temple visits
  • Insulating layers for cooler evenings
  • Rain jacket or poncho (especially during the monsoon season)
  • Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots
  • Flip-flops or sandals for casual wear
  • Swimsuit (if you plan to use the hotel pools)
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Socks and underwear

Travel Essentials:

  • Passport, visa, and photocopies
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Money belt or hidden pouch for valuables
  • Power adapter and voltage converter (Nepal uses the Type C and Type D electrical plugs)

Health and Personal Items:

  • Prescription medications and necessary medical supplies
  • First-aid kit with essentials like bandaids, antiseptic, pain relievers, and diarrhea medication
  • Insect repellent (for Chitwan National Park)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with high SPF
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Towel and washcloth

Outdoor Gear 

  • Daypack or backpack for day trips
  • Water bottle with a purification system or purification tablets
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Multi-tool or pocket knife
  • Ziplock bags (for organizing and protecting items)

Miscellaneous:

  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Camera, extra batteries, and memory cards
  • Books or travel guides
  • Notebooks and pens
  • Travel pillow and earplugs (for more comfortable rest during long bus rides)
  • Also, consider the season and specific activities you'll be doing in each location, as weather conditions can vary.
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