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Satori Adventures Nepal: Helicopter Ride to Everest Base Camp

You can only dub it an “Adventure in Nepal” when you have toured the Everest Base Camp. Following the victorious venture by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the Everest Base Camp has since been one of the most sought-out destinations for the adventure fanatics. As a result, thousands of tourists throng this sight each year. Normally, there are three ways you can reach Everest Base Camp: trekking from Jiri to Everest Base Camp, flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and finally a helicopter reservation from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp. The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is among the simplest and most enjoyable alternatives to get to Mount Everest Base Camp. Helicopter flights have become growingly favored as a mode of picturesque air travel. Travelling by helicopter to Everest Base Camp offers passengers a breathtaking aerial view of the landscape as a whole. Due to the limited number of passengers per helicopter ride, the tour will feel more personal and private allowing you to even have a chat with the pilot.

What to expect on the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour

Once we set off from the Kathmandu Airport, you will get a breathtaking view of the entire valley including the vista of green forests, flying parallel to Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal and Jugal Himal ranges. The expedition will then carry on the eastern and far eastern Himalayas, which include Cho-Oyu and Gaurishankar. In about 45 minutes we will arrive at Lukla (2,820m), also referred to as the “Gateway to Mount Everest”. The flight will proceed towards Namche Bazaar (3,440m) commonly known as the Sherpa Capital. Although very different from the usual modern city, Namche provides you with all the facilities you may need such as ATM counters, Banking service, Internet, Luxurious Restaurants and Hotels. After a period of time we will get to Yangboche Monastery (3,867m) from where you can get a spectacular close-up of the Tharmasarkhur, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and of course the magnificent Mount Everest. Satori Adventure’s Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour directly takes you to Everest Base Camp, landing on Kalapathar, where you will have ample time to go trigger happy on your camera snap button. After taking some rare snaps to your fulfillment, we will then trek to Gokyo Lake. The Everest Base Camp Heli Trek tour is also included in the package, where you get to land and trek the amazing landscapes. We will spend some time at the Everest Base Camp, have lunch at the Everest View Lodge and eventually depart for Kathmandu. The entire flight to Everest Base Camp lasts only 3 hours- 3 hours of amazing experience you will remember for a lifetime.

The advantages of using helicopter to Everest Base Camp

  1. Fly Low. The helicopter can fly very high and at the same time descend much lower compared to an airplane, therefore offering the passengers numerous scenic angles.  Flying through gorges and between mountains is an exceptional experience.
  2. Different views. Touring on ground offers you only one view, while touring on a helicopter offers you a panorama view and enables you to experience so much more within a limited period of time.
  3. Landing. The helicopter’s maneuverability allows you to land just about anywhere for an Everest Base Camp Heli Trek to various sights and attractions that are seemingly impossible to get to.
  4. Private tour. The limited personnel on board per flight allows for a more personal tour where you can ask questions and the pilot gives commentary.
  5. Breathtaking experience. The feeling of being on air itself is exciting enough to get the adrenaline pumping, topped up with all the remarkable views you will see during your scenic flight.
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Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 5,200/17,056ft

Group Size: Min.1 to Max 05

Location: Everest Region

Country: Nepal

Airport: TIA (Kathmandu)

Departure From: Kathmandu

Grade: easy

Transportation: By Private Vehicles/Toursit Vehichles/Flights

Best season: All over the year

Major Activity: Heli Tour

Include Activity: Sights trip to Kathamndu.

Culture: Sherpa, Tamang

Himalayan sights: Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and more

  • itinerary
  • Cost Include/Exclude
  • Price for the trip
  • How to Book?

05:30 AM: Drive from Hotel to Kathmandu Airport.

06:00 AM: Fly to Everest View Lodge and explore and breakfast their and explore around

07:40 AM: Fly from Everest view lodge to Everest Base camp (5200M) or Kalapathar (5560m) land at their and explore and photo session with great Mountain View around 15 minute

08:40 AM: fly from Everest base camp to Lukla and Continue fly to Kathmandu.

10:00 AM: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport and then transfer to Hotel.

Note: The total time duration of Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour is 4-5 hrs which starts from Kathmandu Airport and ends in the Kathmandu Airport. The capacity of the Helicopter is 5 persons.

Price For the Trip

  • The cost of this trek depends on the group size.
  • The Itinerary can be change on your desires.
  • The Itinerary mentioned above is from Airport to Airport Service.
  • Please contact us for up to Date, Cost and the Duration.

Package trip Cost Includes:

  • Assistance at the International airport by Satori Adventures representative on arrival and departure as per provided flight details.
  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both Domestic and International airport as per itinerary.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
  • Everest region trekking map
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
  • Complete pre -departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • Satori Adventures Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.)

Package trip Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Tea/Coffee in Everest View Lodge.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flight.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, (we have on arrival service  except 15 nationality)
  • Any kind of Alcoholic,hot and cold drinks.
  • Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, Internets.
  • All kind of Personal Expenses
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Satori Adventures has not able to include the cost of each package in the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Satori Adventures has not included the price in the package.  To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have decided to clarify our customers that due to following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group, category of the hotel accommodation and the client’s desire (budget)
  • The included itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which Satori Adventures advises you. This trekking itinerary can be modified according to your time and requirements.
  • The itinerary shall be changed after an understanding between both Satori Adventures and the client. Additional activities could be either added or reduced as per client's request before the confirmation of the trip.
  • Price shall be adjusted in our mutual understanding, that is, if the client intends to add some services we shall charge him/her for those additional services and if he/she intends to lessen some services, we shall wave the charges accordingly.
  • The itinerary is published in full board operation services for the clear understanding  of the client. Among many options such as hotel facilities in Kathmandu and Pokhara, the client can make his/her own choice.
  • The cost  is also affected by the number of  employees‒ guides and porters.

Please feel free to contact Satori Adventures for any information about in your selected package.

How to book holiday trip in Nepal?

Satori Adventures and Expedition aims at giving proper information to many travelers, trekkers and climbers who have some confusion regarding the booking process of the trip in Nepal.  Satori Adventures therefore desires to provide guideline for the first-time visitors or travelers so that they can comfortably start the process to book the selected package legally. Before starting the booking process we always advise our trekkers, travelers and climbers to intelligently check whether the company is genuine and whether they are fully safe to travel in the company’s guidance. We ask them to be acquainted with the company they want book their holiday trip with. Is the company genuine and authorized from Government of Nepal, Office of the Company Registrar, Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal Rastra Bank ‒Central Bank of Nepal (authorized for foreign currency), Permanent Account Number (PAN), and the Department of Cottage & Small Industries).  Are they financially secured and environmentally conscious? We advise them to make sure about these formalities because there are some companies in Nepal that have been running business without abiding by the rules and regulation of the Government. Some companies were once registered but by now their licenses have already been expired and yet they have providing the services illegally.

On many occasions, Government of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal have found that many foreigners’ tour operators, NGOs and INGOs have been involved in directly operating tours, trekking, and mountaineering holiday adventures without having government license and abiding by the Government rules. It has been also found that many individuals, freelance guides and porters have been arranging trips illegally by creating their own personal website. We have observed that many trekkers and climbers face a host of problems once they arrive in Kathmandu as they lack adequate information.  Many of them file complaints to Government of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal for legal action such as the refund of the advanced payment. There is hardly any justice given to the cheated clients. Thus, so as to prevent all these probable problems we request our travelers to check the company before booking any trip to the Himalayas.

To conform and process your trip booking please follow these suggestions:

  • Please select the package itinerary and details from our website, that is make sure which package you want to book with us.
  • At the bottom of the itinerary (end of the page of the package) you have the following options: Book now, ask expert, write a review and print. Once you click book now bottom it will l take you to booking page; ask expert will allow you to e-mail us in case of any query related to the package.
  • Our typical itinerary includes transfer from and to the airport. We can provide you with any type of accommodation‒from budget to 5 Stars. So please indicate class of hotel you wish us to book or alternatively name your preferred hotel. You can also state all additional services apart from those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • The web page itinerary is a guideline and a standard pattern which helps you plan your trip. It can be changed or modified according to your time & requirements.
  • If you wish to expand the itinerary with additional activities, please let us know by mail. Satori Adventures builds your customized itinerary with the adjusted price.
  • There are many fixed departure dates and itinerary packages in Trekking and Mountaineering in our package. If you wish to join with our fixed departure with group, please contact us. The cost in this option is always pretty low compared to a private trip.
  • Before you confirm the trip you have to read and understand what is included and excluded in the cost. It is also important to read terms and conditions. If you require additional services which are not included in cost please mention them all in the booking form.
  • Please contact us if you are still unclear about the information or required service.
  • You have to read our Terms and Conditions before you book the trip; it explains to you the booking timing, the deposit and advance payment requirements, policies, procedures for cancellation, refund and the payment classification.
  • Once we have agreed mutually on itinerary you required and the price for the trip, you have to send us the deposit to confirm the booking as specified in our quotation according to our Terms and Conditions.
  • Once we receive the advance payment from you, we will process to confirm your trip.
  • Without conformation and advance received we may not  process for  Permits, TIMS, Flight Tickets, Trekking and climbing Guide, Porters and other necessary Staff for trekking and expedition along with  food, transportation, etc.
  • With your conformation of the trip and advance payments we require copy of your travel document (passport), passport size photo, and your flight reservation details.
  • For details on the payments of the trip and time frame you have to follow our terms and conditions.

Please kindly submit Trip Booking Form when you confirm the trip with us. It will be easy for us to process for your trip conformation and prepare all legal processes and permit for the trip. If you have any query, always feel free to contact us at any time.  We always want to make sure our clients are well informed before conforming the trip. You are always advised to visit our website and related package for further information.

Highlight of Trip

  • Magnificent view of Himalayas
  • Scenic helicopter to Lukla to Everest Base Camp.
  • Sandy plain of Gorakshep
  • Unforgettable view Mt. Everest
  • Abundant flora and fauna
  • Eye close View of Mount Everest and Mount Amadablam from Everest view Lodge.
  • The broad summit of Kalapathar(5,545m)

Great Everest Heli tour

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While we were in Nepal for a conference and wanted to organize a quick helicopter trip to Everest base Camp. The manager of Satori Adventures was Rishi who organized a heli trip with a very experienced heli crew up to Lukla, Hotel Everest View and to an advanced point near base camp. We enjoyed ourself by watching the clear view of Everest and the surrounding peaks. On our request Rishi organized a quick half day tour to fill in our day in Kathmandu.

I highly recommend Satori Adventures for the  Nepal Tour.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
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