Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in May

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour in May is a hypnotic approach to seek a birds-eye view of the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. As you soar through the skies, you’ll be astonished by the beauty of the rugged mountain, a once-in-a-lifetime experience leaving a mark of awe and tranquility.

This tour is a one-day package designed for the admirers of nature’s beauty and the thrill of flying over Mt. Everest. Within a few hours of your sight, you get to see the majestic view of Mt. Everest, its height as tall as it is reaching towards heaven and width spanning across the miles. And this experience shall be enhanced by double in May, which is the peak time of the spring season. Not only do you observe the gigantic mountain and feel the cold breeze, but you shall also enjoy the glazing sun rays over the mountain during this season. Noting that, May is the best time for you to make your plans to seek the thrilling adventure of Mt. Everest within a few hours.

Our EBC Helicopter tour is widely known and rejoiced by many travelers. It ranges from majestic views of mountains to thrilling experiences. Glancing at the peak of a Mountain at a close range is an incredible experience for those who seek adventure for thrill and enjoy ascending to the mountain’s height. This tour takes you to the extreme heights of Mt. Everest, the base camp, and Kala Patthar, which gives you a 360-degree view of the Mountains, rugged landscapes, and snowy environments. The feeling of standing at the foot of Mt. Everest is incredible, but the moment of flying across Everest is magnificent and beyond belief. It takes you from being chilled to excited and wondering over the indomitable spirit of nature, elevating your curiosity and pleasing your soul.

This tour is perfectly safe and is available for both beginner and experienced adventurers. Moreover, May is the best season for you to consider as the day is generally clear and stable, giving you a comfortable tour with stunning views and peaceful surroundings. Along with that, we will notify you with updates and take necessary precautions before touring so that you can enjoy the aerial adventure of the Himalayas without any issues. Climate changes and weather forecasting are taken into consideration, along with necessary safety measures.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in May

EBC helicopter tour in April

  • A close-up view of the flight to Kala Patthar and Mount Everest Base Camp
  • An aerial perspective of mountains, snowy landscapes, forests, villages, and hills
  • Flight over Sagarmatha National Park
  • Alluring view of majestic Mt. Everest at a close range and surrounding peaks, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Gauri Shankar and many more
  • Helicopter arrival at Everest View Hotel for a sumptuous breakfast and a full panoramic view of the mountains
  • Outstanding range of Himalayan glaciers in the Khumbu area
  • View of the Gokyo Valley Region and the spectacular Alpine regions
  • Sight of the snowy landscapes of mountains and mountaineers climbing during helicopter landing at Lukla

The Wonders of a Helicopter Tour

Mt. Everest Base Camp by helicopter

Accessibility

A helicopter tour is accessible as it is easy and suitable for any age group and for people who have physical limitations. This tour offers a wide range of facilities for your safety, taking concerns of your health and safety measures. This gives access to those who want to experience the adventure of the mountains and delve into the breathtaking views from Kala Patthar but are unable to trek or climb. You may now soar over mountains without having to hike, thanks to this helicopter tour.

Awe-Inspiring Views

In addition to being easily accessible, this tour offers you the nicest and most expansive views up close to the hills, the Himalayas, and landscapes. The amazing views of the high Himalayas will astound you as you soar into the sky, leaving you in awe and grateful for nature’s grandeur. The thrilling game of hide and seek with nature also conceals Himalayan Wildlife like snow Leopard, Himalayan tahr, and many bird species.

Time-Saving Adventure

Unlike trekking to base camp, helicopter tours allow you to access the beauty and wonderful experience of majestic mountains, limiting trek and your strength while saving you time. Without exerting yourself via long hiking days, you can enjoy the scenic view of the high, untamed Himalayas, villages, woods, mountaineers, scenery, and a wintry atmosphere. Also, if you are an adventurer and can’t manage the necessary days for trekking, this is a suitable option for you.

Up-Close Encounter

This tour not only gives you great insights into the scenic view through an aerial tour but also up-close views of the mountain range without any exhaustion from days of trekking and carrying your luggage. Freshness spreads through you as you land at the Kala Patthar, leaving you stunned by the gigantic Mountain up close. A helicopter tour to EBC is an astounding journey, and the close encounter with the breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan peaks will leave an incredible mark on your memories and relish forever.

Unique Adventure

This journey will fill your memory with exhilarating experiences that will leave you feeling amazed and entertained. Helicopter travel is an adventure in and of itself, so pairing it with an excursion to EBC is incredible. From soaring peaks to vast glaciers, the unparalleled beauty of the region shall enthrall you. Uptaking this journey through a Helicopter tour shall enhance your sights up close and personal.

Magic of May

Mt. Everest By Helicopter

EBC Helicopter tour is carried out throughout the year, monitoring the weather conditions. While some seasons give you a moderate experience, May is when the magic starts to bloom. May is the peak time of the spring season to go for an EBC helicopter tour. Around 80% of helicopter tours are booked around this time, as the weather is pleasant, with sunny days and temperature ranging from 10°C to 20°C.

During May, the sky is clear and visible, and the weather being favorable, makes the tour smooth and comfortable without any issues. This not only provides a magical clear view of Mountains with sunlight gazing on their surface but also deals with personal safety as the risks of avalanches and snowfall are extremely low during May. Clear skies, comfortable temperatures, and flowering scenery all work together to make the experience safer and more pleasurable for everyone.

Also, the Khumbu area is transformed into a vivid painting during May by rhododendrons and a profusion of wildflowers. The vibrant spring festivities add a cultural vibe to the area. This season brings happiness within and enhances the overall EBC helicopter tour, ensuring a clear vision and an amusing journey.

The thrilling helicopter ride will take you to the 5,545 m (18,193 ft), flying over tall mountains and landscapes with no difficulty and with less likelihood of precipitation and brighter skies; this ride maximizes your adventure. Therefore, if you’re thinking about taking an EBC helicopter tour, May is a great time to start this amazing journey with a greater chance of seeing breathtaking views of the high Himalayas, stunning landscapes, and the surrounding areas.

Temperatures & Weather in May for the Everest Base Camp Tour

Discover the Everest Base Camp by Helicopter
The temperature and climate of the Himalayan range is changeable through time and season. While fluctuating weather may impose issues on trekking, this does not much affect helicopter tours. On top of that, May is a good month to go on tour as there won’t be any weather fluctuations. Additionally, trekking plans may need to be modified due to weather fluctuations that could disrupt routes and cause the expedition to be delayed. However, helicopter tours are not affected by these minor weather changes and continue to offer breathtaking views of the mountains.

During the day, the weather in EBC is dry, and the temperature in the area is mild and ranges from 10-20 degrees Celsius, making the majestic mountains clearly visible. With the pleasant and stable weather conditions, you get to enjoy the stunning once-in-a-lifetime mountainous experience without any issues during this time. The temperature at EBC varies, and the nighttime temperature is significantly lower than the daytime temperature. Trekkers may find it difficult due to nighttime temperature fluctuations, but as our excursion takes place during the day, this won’t be a problem for us.

All measures are taken into consideration before our excursion. The flight to the most beautiful peaks and valleys will go off without a hitch or disruption, and when our trip lands at the Kala Patthar, it allows an intimate experience with Everest.

Preparation for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in May

brief overview of EBC Helicopter Tour

For your smooth EBC adventure, we recommend you pack your clothes accordingly. Our tour is only for a day, so there is no need to pack heavily. Pack your winter clothes like jackets and sweaters along with lightweight and breathable fabrics. During this period, there won’t be any storms or precipitation, so wearing comfy shoes is all that’s needed. The details of clothing to pack can be checked out:

  • Be mindful of carrying a windproof jacket as we elevate altitude from Kathmandu (1400m) to Kala Patthar (5644m)
  • Warm jackets, fleece, or sweaters
  • Warm Gloves
  • Sun protection like sunglasses and hats
  • Comfortable shoes or hiking boots
  • Water Bottle
  • Travel insurance, passport
  • Personal medication and Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Waterproof jackets in case of unexpected downpours
  • Camera and Binoculars for capturing the stunning views
  • Small backpack to carry your lightweights, extra batteries, and snacks

Is the Ebc Helicopter Tour Safe for Me?

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in May

Of course, the first thing to consider before embarking on a high-altitude expedition is your own safety. In that instance, you shouldn’t worry about it because we prioritize your safety above all else. Your travel with safety is our top priority, and the flights are operated under close safety supervision.

Factors like weight limits as well as weather conditions are monitored thoroughly by the well experienced staff before our flight to Lukla. Helicopter operators prioritize safety and follow strict guidelines to ensure your secure and enjoyable experience. Just stick to the rules and guidelines provided by the staff and you shall have an amusing and exciting adventure. This flight is 100% safe, and we recommend it to everyone who has a day to thrill themselves with the peaks of Mountains and landscapes.

Guidelines for Helicopter Flight Safety

Mera Peak Helicopter Rescue

These safety instructions need to be followed for safe helicopter riding

  • Listen carefully to the pilot and crew members and follow the instructions
  • Fasten your seatbelt as instructed by crew members
  • Remain seated until instructed
  • Be mindful of altitude
  • Follow safety procedures while landing
  • Be mindful of weight restriction
  • Understanding of emergency exit and evacuation procedures is also important

Cost of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in May

The cost of an EBC Helicopter tour varies with group size and itinerary. With our packages, the cost for an individual is around 1300$ for landing at Kala Patthar and 3500$ for flyover, while it may range around 5400$ for private booking. This cost is inclusive of picking you up from the airport, day accommodation, and snacks to dropping you off at your hotel.

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Itinerary

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla

kathmandu to lukla helicopter

Kathmandu Altitude: 1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet

Lukla Altitude: 2,800 meters/ 9,186 feet

Altitude Gain: 1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet

Flight Duration: 40-45 minutes

Our Everest Base Camp helicopter tour begins the next day after your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our team members will pick you up from your respective hotel and takes you to the domestic terminal. Then, you’ll take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla with an amazing aerial view of hills, forests, cities, castles, and historic landmarks.

On the way, you’ll soar through the skies of monuments and temples. Then, you’ll get to witness scenic views of Nagarkot and Jiri. You’ll get to engage yourself with nature’s beauty from a bird’s eye view until we reach Lukla, where you may have your cup of tea while the chopper is refueling. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is approximately 45 minutes.

Fly from Lukla to Pheriche to Everest Base Camp/Kalapatthar and retrace to Pheriche

Pheriche to Kathmandu by Helicopter

After the chopper is refueled (10-20 minutes), we’ll fly toward Base camp, where routes of Everest Base Camp Treks are visible with trekkers along with two major cities Namche Bazaar (3440m) and Tengboche (3860m). We’ll fly along the route where local tourist attractions are visible along with diverse flora and fauna of himalayan region. After some time, we arrive in Pheriche, where you may find charming local lodging and breathtaking mountain views.

While on the helicopter ride, you also get to witness Dingboche and Gorak Shep landmarks along with Sagarmatha National Park. The adventure continues with gazing upon the majestic peaks of gigantic Mount Everest. Along the ride, you also get to see glimpses of other Mountains, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse and many more. Then, the Helicopter will take you to Base Camp where there scenic views are waiting not only to satisfy your thirst but to quench your soul. The flyover from Base Camp to Kala Patthar is spectacular with an enormous visible Mountain Range at a close range.

With our flyover package, we fly over the Kala Patthar for around 15-20 minutes. With a helicopter carrying just 3 people, you get your own window seat to relish these beautiful mountains. We also have a landing package for landing at Kala Patthar to have a close look at a 360-degree mountain view. You get 15-20 minutes to soak in the magical Himalayan range covered in snow at Kala Patthar

Fly from Pheriche to Everest View Hotel

helicopter to everest view hotel

After your flying tour over Base Camp and Kala Patthar, you will head towards the popular highlight of Syangboche. One of the most magnificent viewpoint points in the Everest region is the Everest View Hotel, where we head for breakfast after our close interaction with Everest. The Everest View Hotel welcomes you with warm hospitality and serves delicious local cuisine with a cultural ambiance.

As the Everest View Hotel is a high-altitude point in Syangboche, you will enjoy a wonderful time taking in the view of the nearby community and the high, craggy mountains. By exploring local culture and interacting with people from different parts of the world, you get to enjoy the delicious food being served.

Fly From Everest View Hotel to Lukla

As our tour to Everest Base Camp has concluded, we prepare for our return to Kathmandu. For that, we take a flight to Lukla from Everest View Hotel. You’ll have a short break for a cup of tea and capture minor moments over there as our chopper will be refueling. You also get to see local customs, encounter Himalayan wildlife, view Sagarmatha National Park, and local accommodations.

Return to Kathmandu

Finally, after your completion of enjoying wonderful scenic views and collecting lifetime experiences and memories, we head back to Kathmandu, passing over the stunning landscapes of Jiri and Nagarkot. With concluding our tour, you will fly through different landscapes and monuments before we finally arrive at Kathmandu.

From there, our team will transfer you to your hotel where you can relax with the photogenic memory you captured over the experience of a stunning time spent at Everest Base Camp.

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