- Breakfast on top of the world
The Himalayan range in the north of Nepal has nearly 1300 peaks, eight of which are above 8000m, including the highest peak on the planet, the Mt. Everest standing tall at 8848m. The heaven-touching apogee is aptly called Sagarmatha in Nepali or Head of the Sky in plain English translation. Several thousand avid climbers have essayed to scale the formidable slopes of Mt. Everest but so far only 5000 have succeeded, including nearly 350 female climbers. In addition to the Mt. Everest and other superlatives, 400 peaks in the Himalayan range are opened to test the human grit and endurance.
In addition to the inimitable Mt. Everest, some otherprominent peaks in the Everest region include Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Nuptse (7864m), Island Peak (6189), Ama Dablam (6814m), Pumo Ri (7165), Thamserku (6800m), Khumbila (5751m), Kwangde Ri (6187m), Tawache (6542m), Kangtenga (6645m), Kusum Kangru (6369m), Chhukungri (5845m), Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Khumbuste (6640m), Cholatse (6640m) and Cha Kung (7020m). The Everest Base Camp is a Himalayan sanctuary surrounded by the overpowering snowcapped peaks and resplendent by their brilliant reflection. the Everest region is also a home to the legendary Sherpas, the most famous mountain climbers. Because of these unique features, BBC has rated Everest Base-camp as one of the ‘Most See’ places in the world before one dies.
The Everest helicopter charter flight takes you to the base camp of the Mt. Everest and offers the stunning up-close view of the Himalayan vistas. The tour starts from Kathmandu and there will be two stops; in the Everest Base Camp and at Hotel Everest View for breakfasts. Sometimes the chopper may stop for refueling in Lukla Airport before landing in the premises of Hotel Everest View. Everest Heli-Tour is a luxurious way to reach Everest Base Camp and the best alternative to 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek for those mountain lovers who have a short time to spend in Nepal.
The chopper will take off from the hotel and land at the first camp for the Everest climbers known as the Everest Base Camp or EBC. There are three more camps en route to the peak of Mt. Everest. You can see the snow-covered craggy mountains all around you and the glaciers, which moves at an unbelievably slow pace, in average 1 meter in a day. Due to the high altitude here the pilots do not switch off the rotors of the chopper but you will have sufficient time to take pictures and enjoy a glass of champagne, in case you want to celebrate the occasion.
Following a short sojourn in the base camp, the whirlybird takes you back to Everest View Hotel for a sumptuous breakfast. The citadel of the luxurious hotel at 3960m offers great views of the Himalayas, rolling hills and Sherpa villages that dot the landscape of Everest region. After breakfast, you will embark on a one-hour flight back to Kathmandu.
This stylish journey to the top of the world is very popular in Nepal among the visitors as the visitors can see around 100 mountain peaks in the Himalayan range of Nepal. The pilots are very experienced professionals with thousands of flying hours in Nepal. The entire tour is concluded in mere 4 hours but leaves the visitors mesmerized for their lifetime.