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Everest Heli Tour

Country: Nepal
City: Kathmandu
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Helicopter Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

An exhilarating helicopter flight to Everest Region filled with towering snowy maintains (including the world’s tallest peak Mt.Everest ), icy glaciers, emerald mountain lakes, isolated Buddhist monasteries, and picturesque Sherpa (an ethnic mountain tribe) settlements. A memorable celebratory meal with champagne at the world’s highest resort Yeti Mountain Home in Kongde. Enjoy the magical sunrise from a hillside resort of Nagarkot and take insightful tours to Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage sites. This makes up for a memorable trip, no less!

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1400m), Transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Heli tour to Everest & Overnight at Nagarkot(2175m)

Day 03: Drive to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur

Day 04: Depart Kathmandu

TRIP FACTS

Trip length: 4 Days

Activities: Cultural & Heli tour

Grade: Easy

Starts in: Kathmandu

Ends in: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel

Altitude: 5545m

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu; Transfer to hotel:

Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience as an exotic panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan peaks sprawls before you. We meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel, which is approximately 20 minutes’ drive from the International airport. You will be taken to an ethnic Nepali restaurant for dinner, where you get to enjoy Nepali cuisine and a cultural program.

Day 02: Heli tour to Everest – Stopovers at Kala Patthar(5545m) & Kongde(4200m) - Overnight at Nagarkot:

Early in the morning you board the chopper and fly eastwards towards Everest Region. Your destination is Everest Base Camp. Enjoying aerial views of Everest [8,848 m], Ama Dablam [6856m], Thamserku [6608m] Kantega [6685m], Lhotse [8501m], Nuptse [7879m], you halt at Kala Patthar (5,545m) - one of the finest viewpoints to view Mount Everest up close and the site of the World’s Highest Cabinet Meeting (held on December 4, 2009). After exploring and taking pictures, you leave Kala Patthar and fly towards Kongde Ri (4200m) which has the world’s highest full-service luxury resort – Yeti Mountain Home, Kongde. At the resort, you sit out marveling at the panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains and celebrate the completion of your Everest adventure over champagne and a sumptuous breakfast. Later you will be flown to Nagarkot at Club Himalaya. Nagarkot, situated on the outskirts of Kathmandu, is famous for its magical sunrise and beautiful resorts.

Day 03: Drive back to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur:

After taking in the fabulous sunrise view in Nagarkot, you head towards Bhaktapur. En route, you pass through quaint villages and farmsteads. You get to explore Bhaktapur city’s Durbar Square, Dattatreya Square, and Taumadhi Square. Attractions at the Bhaktapur Durbar Square include the medieval Palace of 55 Windows, Golden Gate, Nyatapole Temple, and several other ancient monuments. Bhaktapur is also famous for its pottery. You can witness potters busy at their work at Pottery Square. Thereafter, you resume your sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath temple and Bouddhanath Stupa. Later check-in to the hotel, get refreshed, and head towards Thamel’s legendary restaurant ‘Rum Doddle’ for farewell dinner.

Day 04: Depart Kathmandu:

Our support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. Or if you prefer you can stay longer and indulge in more adventures such as game drive at National parks, rafting, bungy jumping, mountain biking, etc.

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