EBC Helicopter Tour In April

EBC helicopter tour in April

The EBC helicopter tour in April is a luxurious approach to exploring the captivating beauty of the Everest Himalayan region. Through trekking, you need to spend several days walking over the rocky trails with twists and turns before reaching your destination. However, this luxurious helicopter tour allows you to fly over the Base Camp of towering Everest in a very short time span.

The helicopter tour to EBC is a short trip, which is only 4 to 5 hours long. Exploring the impressive Himalayan grandeur in April from viewpoints like Everest View Hotel and Kala Patthar within this brief duration is an amazing experience. April is the peak month of the blooming Spring season. It brings delightful weather and a freshening Himalayan environment with blossoming nature. Hence, April is taken as the best time for the EBC helicopter tour.

From the fleet of helicopters, you can experience the best aerial adventure of exploring the sheer magnificence of the Himalayas in April. Due to stable air pressures, the helicopter achieves a smooth flight, navigating skillfully through favorable atmospheric conditions. So, April is the idle month to enjoy a seamless and immersive EBC helicopter tour, taking in the peak natural allurements of this particular month.

You can relish the outstanding mountains and landscapes of the mesmerizing Everest region during the April helicopter tour of EBC. This exhilarating tour is a lifelong experience of soaring above the clouds with amazing views of landscapes beneath, such as rivers, valleys, rolling hills, green forests, and rural Everest villages dotted with farmlands. The EBC helicopter tour rewards grand views of prominent mountains like Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa, Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Jugal, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Lobuche, Kangtega, Pumori, Thamserku, Nuptse and many more Khumbu Himalayas.

Highlights of the EBC Helicopter Tour

Highlights of the EBC Helicopter Tour

  • The easiest and quickest approach to reaching the close of the world’s highest Peak within a few hours.
  • Helicopter landing at Everest View Hotel for a hearty breakfast and 360-degree panoramic mountain
  • Helicopter landings at Lukla and Pheriche provide you with insights into the unique culture and daily life of the Sherpa people.
  • Captivating aerial views of the Khumbu Glacier at 4,900 meters
  • Flyover Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp for a close-up view of majestic Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and other towering mountains in the Everest region
  • A stunning eagle-eye view of the diverse Himalayan landscapes like valleys, hills, villages, forests, etc, from the high altitude above 5,000 meters.
  • Close experience of snowy Himalayas from a window seat

EBC Helicopter Tour Facts

Tour Duration 1-day
Flight Grade Light and Luxury
Total Flights Operated Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu: 45 minutes each way)

Lukla to Pheriche and flyover Kala Patthar and EBC – 15 to 20 minutes

Pheriche to Everest View Hotel – 10 minutes

Syangboche to Lukla for refueling – 15 minutes

Total Flight Duration 4-5 hours
Highest Altitude Gain During Tour 5,644 meters at Kala Patthar

Brief Overview of the Tour

brief overview of EBC Helicopter Tour

Our scenic EBC helicopter tour begins early in the morning when the clear sky rewards you with better views of the mountains. We take off by boarding a domestic flight from Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. As the adventurous flight of the EBC helicopter tour starts, several snow-clad mountains await to be explored along the route. We fly towards the northeast, and slowly the Everest region Himalayas start appearing before us.

This adventurous helicopter flight takes you to an elevation of 5,644 meters in a day. You will fly over the diverse Himalayan landscapes and numerous sky-craping mountain peaks. You can witness the breathtaking rugged and wilderness landscape passing beneath. At Lukla airport, when the chopper lands and refuels, you can gaze upon the mountain chain encircling the Lukla village. A helicopter flyover to Everest Base Camp allows you to be so close to the world’s tallest peak. Also, you will be able to witness the magnificent view of the world’s highest Khumbu Glacier.

While flying over the popular Everest region viewpoint, Kalapathar, you can explore the expansive close-up panorama of famous and some of the tallest mountain peaks, including Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Manaslu, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and other neighboring Himalayas.

Next, the helicopter takes you to Everest View Hotel, where you can enjoy the mountainous scenery along with majestic mountain views one final time. After a mouth-watering breakfast, you can enjoy a return flight to Kathmandu, marveling at the dazzling aerial views from your window seat.

Why EBC Helicopter Tour?

Mt. Everest Base Camp by helicopter

Ariel Adventure

The EBC helicopter tour is a thrilling flyover tour to the iconic Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp, and many more vantage Everest region stops. This high-altitude flight tour in the Himalayas allows you to marvel at the breathtaking vistas of snowy peaks in the Everest region. EBC helicopter tour is the best option for anyone seeking to explore the core of the Himalayas and enjoy the ariel adventure with a close-range view of the Mighty Everest in just a day.

Alternative to EBC Trek

The EBC helicopter tour is an excellent alternative to the Everest Base Camp Trek. You do not have to overcome the difficulties of the trek, including the extensive walks during each day of the trekking journey. There is no chance of getting lost on trails, and you should not worry about carrying your equipment and luggage. Unlike the trekking journey, you can witness the magical views of the Himalayas from multiple corners.

Suitability

The EBC helicopter tour is suitable for diverse people like kids, youngsters, retirees, disabled people, etc., to reach near the world’s highest peak. The tour is basically crafted for the people who are physically unable to reach the Everest Base Camp through trekking. Also, the helicopter tour is targeted at travelers with time constraints with only limited time and hunger to explore the Khumbu landscapes and Mount Everest within a few hours of time.

Time-Saving

EBC helicopter tour is popular as a time saving approach. A helicopter tour facilitates you with easy and quick access to the stunning Mount Everest. You can reach the destination, tour, and return within a day without spending several days on the harsh mountainous trails/terrains of the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Outstanding Views

The EBC helicopter tour rewards you with exceptional mountain views of the popular Himalayas like Everest, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Kangtega, Pumori, Thamserku, etc., in 360-degree panoramic angles. You can have an enriched exploration experience of the snowy mountains, relishing the beauty from above. Moreover, you can have the best bird-eye view of the diverse, mesmerizing mountainous landscapes from the wide window of a helicopter.

Why EBC Helicopter Tour in April?

Mera Peak Helicopter Rescue

The EBC helicopter tour is possible throughout the year, depending on the weather conditions. However, the Autumn and Spring seasons are considered to be the best of all. Moreover, the peak time of the blooming season, April, is the most suitable for helicopter tours.

Nature is in its best form, with vibrant forests, lush greenery, and floral blossoms in April. The Himalayan landscapes are found to be covered by the enchanting allure of the Spring during this time. Nature revives and regrowths after the harsh cold winter time. You will experience the best Himalayan vista in a refreshing mountain environment. Skies are cloudless and crisp due to stable weather conditions. The climate in April is dry, with upgraded visibility in the surroundings, which allows you the best birds-eye vision of the captivating hills, mountains, and valleys.

Likewise, the April temperature is mild and delightful. You can enjoy the Himalayan view to the fullest in a warm and pleasant atmosphere despite flying at higher altitudes. A gradually rising temperature melts the ice and forms incredible glaciers, which you can witness during your flight tour. From the helicopter, you can have a sharp observation of the magical Everest region landscapes and the snow-covered Himalayas without any environmental obstruction in April.

April Weather and Temperature for the EBC Tour

Helicopter Charter Cost in Nepal

The high-altitude Himalayan weather and temperature are changeable regardless of the time of the year. However, the helicopter tour is a weather-flexible option, unlike the trekking adventures, which can be affected by a slight change in weather conditions. So, you can enjoy the adventure to the fullest as this scenic tour is more adaptable to the changing mountainous weather and temperature.

In April, you can expect pleasant and stable weather conditions in the mountainous surroundings. The morning is clear with no haze, as the climate is often dry during this month. Likewise, the temperature is mild and delightful, making April idle time for the EBC helicopter tour.

EBC helicopter tour reaches over 5,000 meters altitude, 5,364 meters at Everest Base Camp, and 5,644 at Kala Patthar. This significant altitude range possesses a chilly climate and temperatures. However, the gradually rising temperature in April hovers around 15 to 20 degrees Celcius in the daytime, which is a comfortable temperature for the EBC helicopter tour.

Night-time temperature can be a bit colder, ranging around approximately 0 to 5 degrees Celcius. As our flight tour concludes by returning to Kathmandu before a night at the Everest region, we will not be affected by the cold night-time temperature of the region.

Packing For the EBC Helicopter Tour in April

Discover the Everest Base Camp by Helicopter
Discover the Everest Base Camp by Helicopter

The EBC helicopter tour is only a day’s journey. So, you can pack lightly for the tour. But, while packing for the EBC helicopter tour in April, it is important to pack according to the weather conditions and high altitudes reached. The tour involves huge elevation differences from Kathmandu at 1,400 meters to Kalapatthar at 5,644 meters. So, be cautious about packing your clothing.

Pack layer of clothing as temperature can change widely. Pack lightweight and breathable layers which can be easily added or removed. Carry fleece jackets for chilly, high-altitude climates. Wear comfortable shoes for walking around the Everest region landscapes after the helicopter landing at stopovers. Although April is a dry month, carry a wind/waterproof jacket in case of sporadic rain showers. Other items of packing for the EBC helicopter tour in April are provided below

  • Daypack (to carry your tour essentials like water, snacks, camera, etc.)
  • Sun hat/cap for protection against sun exposure
  • Sunglasses (prevents UV rays and snow glare)
  • Waterproof gloves for rain protection and insulated gloves for warmth.
  • Waterbottle
  • Diamox (in case of altitude sickness)
  • Smartphone or Camera (for capturing breathtaking Himayas during the tour)
  • Documents (permits, travel insurance, passport, etc.)
  • Binoculars (for a closer look at the mountainous scenery)

Is EBC Helicopter Tour Safe?

Discover the Everest Base Camp by Helicopter
Discover the Everest Base Camp by Helicopter

Yes, the helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp is safe. It is a comfortable means of getting to the close of the world’s highest mountain, Everest, in a very short time. Our AS 350 series helicopters, manufactured by Eurocopter, France, conduct all our helicopter tours to the Everest Base Camp, with comfortable seat arrangements and spread-out windows. These helicopters are chosen for their reliability, high visibility, high performance, low noise levels, quick rescue, and suitability for high-altitude operations in mountainous terrain.

Our flight is safe as we conduct EBC helicopter tours following the weather forecast. Prioriting safety, helicopter tour flights are carried out only after thorough safety and security supervision. We do not operate flights during unfavorable weather conditions or in case of technical errors. During the case of weather adversity, we will reschedule the flight, opting for the best alternative day, and cancel the flight to troubleshoot the technical malfunctions.

Moreover, the flights are conducted by experienced pilots, following the established flight routes and safety protocols to reduce the possible flight risks. The helicopters that are used for the purpose of tour flights regularly undergo safety checks and maintenance to ensure their airworthiness and your safe travel.

Beyond the technical aspects, a helicopter flight is safe due to its suitability and accessibility. Unlike EBC trekking adventures, a helicopter tour is a safer alternative as you should not have to face and overcome the trail challenges of the rough and remote Himalayan landscapes. The helicopter tour has no age barrier and can be enjoyed by people with average health conditions. This tour is a safer and more accessible option as it doesnot demand the physical criteria to partake in the adventure.

EBC helicopter tour is the perfect travel option for physically unfit people seeking to reach the close of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. For people who are physically disabled or incapable of making it to the Everest Base Camp, the EBC helicopter tour is the best option to safely travel and enjoy stunning views of the majestic snow-capped peaks.

Safety Instructions For a Helicopter Flight

Follow these safety instructions for a safe and enjoyable helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp.

  • Make sure to fasten your seatbelts as instructed by your pilot.
  • Follow the instructions carefully while boarding and exiting the helicopter.
  • Be attentive to the pre-flight briefing for emergency flight procedures, communication protocols, and more information.
  • Understand the emergency exit methods in case of emergency landing or evacuation.
  • Avoid leaning out of the helicopter or helicopter window.
  • Do not stray from your seat for the view, as you can see clearly from the wide and open helicopter spaces.
  • After landing, do not rush to high altitudes, and be mindful of walking over the rugged terrains, soon off the back of a comfortable flight.

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