Everest region in Nepal is popular among tourists all over the world. Everest region offers different outdoor activities including trekking, climbing, expeditions, helicopter tours, and many others. Furthermore, the Everest region is equally popular for the Sherpa culture, traditions, the simpler way of life, and warm hospitalities of the Himalayan Sherpas.
Namche Bazar is the heart of the Everest region. It is the major trading hub in Khumbu. Namche is a busy place where you will see clustered houses with colorful rooftops. If you want to fly to Namche Bazar from Kathmandu, our Helicopter to Namche Bazar is a perfect one for you.
This helicopter flight rewards you with the best aerial views of clustered houses in Kathmandu. Flying northwards, you will see the white Himalayas getting closer and closer. You can enjoy the aerial views of the rivers, bare mountains, green hills, lush jungles, tiny settlements, and many others. On getting closer to the Everest region, you will see the white range of glistening Himalayas getting closer.
Best Time for Kathmandu to Namche Helicopter Tour
There is no time in a year when we do not operate our helicopter tours. The visibility must be good for safe helicopter flights in Nepal. So, the Kathmandu to Namche helicopter is also operable when the weather is good with great visibility.
In Nepal, the seasons of Autumn (September, October, November) and Spring (March, April, and May) have the best weather conditions. During these months there are fewer chances of rainfall or snows. Skies are cloudless and clear with improved air quality. Also, temperatures even at the Himalayas remain mild.
Thus, Autumn and Spring are the peak seasons for adventurous activities in Everest. Thus, we have quite a busy schedule on our Helicopter to Namche at this time. However, there are trekkers, travelers, and explorers who book this helicopter tour in Winter (December, January, and February) and Monsoon (June, July, and August) as well.
Total Duration of Kathmandu to Namche Via Helicopter
The average time duration of the helicopter tour, Kathmandu to Namche is 50 minutes. Namche Bazar, 3440 meters is the major trading hub in Everest. Aso, this is the spot where all the trekkers trekking, climbing or exploring the Everest region meet.
If you have less time and want to fly to Namche, this is your best alternative of flying to Lukla and trekking to Namche from there. This will not only save you a number of days but will also reward you with remarkable views.
You will see the best views as the crowd from Kathmandu fades in minutes. You will see the best views of the Himalayas. On getting closer to Namche, you will also see the frozen waterfalls outside the helicopter. This tour offers you the best aerial view of adorable theatrical houses in Namche.
Highlights of Kathmandu to Namche Helicopter Tour
- Aerial view of Kathmandu valley and World Heritage sites
- Stunning views of the admirable Himalayas.
- The top view of the short runway of Lukla airport.
- Bird’s eye view of beautiful settlement at Namche.
- Easy and comfy
How Safe is the Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu to Namche?
Well, Everest Assistance has been organizing and operating safe helicopter tours in the Everest regions for many years now. We have well-trained pilots with advanced knowledge on the latest technologies and ideas.
One of the major difficulty during the Helicopter tours is the unexpected weather change. Sometimes in Everest, a good weather day is suddenly followed by tough weather conditions like strong winds, rainfalls, snowfalls, etc. This can happen at any time of the year but is frequent during off seasons (winter and monsoon).
In such cases, flying a helicopter is not safe. So, if you are in the air the helicopter must land somewhere. There are various places with safely constructed helipads where the helicopter can do emergency landings.
Our pilots exactly know what to do and where to land in such cases. So, you don’t have to worry at all. Your safety and comfort is our concern.
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Some Safety Tips on Gorak Shep to Lukla Helicopter Tour
- Fasten your seat belt on board.
- Avoid standing or changing seat during your flight.
- Do not throw any objects from the helicopter during your flights.
- Do not smoke during the flight.
- Do not hurry to get in or get out of the helicopter. Wait until the operators ask you to do so. Sometimes, the pilot has to reposition the helicopter even after landing in the Helipad.