Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Trekkers who want to see the breathtaking views of Mount Everest and other Himalayas have one of the best option is Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return. This Everest Base Camp Trek comprises a hike to Mount Everest’s base camp at an elevation of 5,364 meters, followed by a return trip by helicopter. This eliminates the need for many days of retracing and provides a safe and quick escape route in the event of an emergency or bad weather.
Depending on the route used and the hikers’ speed, the journey might take anywhere from 10 to 12 days. Walking past picturesque Sherpa settlements, across suspension bridges, and through verdant woods and alpine meadows are all part of the itinerary. Hikers may see Everest, Lhotse, and other peaks in the Everest area from vantage points along the trail.
Because of the dangers posed by the monsoons in the summer and winter, this hike is only available in the spring and autumn. This is a high-altitude Trekking in Nepal. Therefore sufficient acclimatization and fitness are essential for avoiding altitude sickness. You’ll also need some background walking at high altitudes.
The cost of this package is more than that of a standard base camp hike because of the added convenience of a return trip by helicopter. Trekking trips may range in price based on factors including the number of people in your party, the length of your trip, where you choose to stay, and the kind of service you can expect from your tour operator.
Flight by chopper from Everest base camp to Lukla
Trekkers who don’t feel like making the exhausting walk back to Lukla, the region’s entrance and departure point, may take a helicopter from Everest Base Camp down to Lukla. A helicopter flight is a viable alternative if you’re injured or unable to continue the trip owing to altitude sickness or another medical condition.
Depending on the circumstances, the flight from Everest Base Camp to Lukla might take 25 minutes to an hour. When the helicopter lifts off from the camp, it will soar above the Himalayas, providing breathtaking aerial views of the mountain range. The trekkers may return to Kathmandu via a connecting flight from Lukla, where the plane will land.
Please be aware that the Helicopter flight from Everest Base Camp to Lukla is only seldom accessible and is subject to the whims of the weather and the availability of the Helicopter. Remember that helicopter rescue services are expensive and should be used sparingly.
It’s also important for hikers to know that helicopters have weight restrictions for passengers and their belongings and that exceeding such limits might result in hikers having to pay additional costs. It’s a good idea to ask whether this is included in the price of your chosen trekking company’s package before making a reservation.
Why helicopter instead of walking
Hikers have the option of taking a helicopter back from Everest Base Camp for a number of reasons.
As we are pressed for time, the journey back to Lukla from Everest Base Camp is arduous and time-consuming. Taking a helicopter back to Lukla is a convenient option for trekkers who need more time or have other obligations.
Some hikers may have difficulties continuing the walk due to altitude sickness, which is a common problem for those who go on high-altitude treks. A helicopter descent may be a fast and straightforward approach to come back to a safer height in certain situations.
A hiker’s chances of completing the trail are diminished if they receive an injury. For this reason, a return by helicopter to a medical facility may be the best option.
Changing and erratic weather is common in the Himalayas. If a storm or other extreme weather comes, it can be unsafe to continue the journey. Using a helicopter rescue service may help hikers get back to safety fast.
Some hikers may elect to take a helicopter back to view more of the area and not have to repeat the same trek.
It’s best to save up for the helicopter return service until necessary. In addition, the service is only accessible at certain times of the year and is subject to the Helicopter’s availability and weather.
Returning to Kathmandu with a Helicopter
Mount Everest Trek may take in breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas on a helicopter ride down to Kathmandu. Trekkers can view Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse, the world’s three tallest peaks, depending on the day’s cloud cover and altitude. Stunning glaciers, valleys, and woods are familiar sights in the area, and the Helicopter ride should showcase them. Moreover, The Helicopter will return to the mountain range’s far-flung areas while soaring over the stunning landscapes, gorges, and rivers below. In addition to the hillside’s verdant woods and terraced farms, the helicopter may also fly over more rural areas, giving you a taste of the local way of life. In sum, it’s an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for adventurers and a unique approach to observing the Himalayas’ most breathtaking landscapes.
You can catch a helicopter back to civilization from the Everest Base Camp hike.
Taking a helicopter back to base camp from Everest is an option. However, it will undoubtedly cost more than trekking back.
From the Everest base camp, a helicopter evacuation is reserved for extreme emergencies. When a hiker or climber is unable to complete their journey owing to illness or other unanticipated events, this is the term used to describe their situation. There is usually a hefty price tag attached to this kind of service. It would help if you inquired with the local authorities or trekking firms about the cost and difficulty of organizing a helicopter flight from the region and whether or not helicopter services are available.
A helicopter tour of the area may be taken from the trail’s finish, providing a spectacular new perspective on the mountains and surrounding landscape. However, you should be sure to examine the budget, timetable, and permissions.
Having a backup plan and giving yourself plenty of time to finish the journey and leave a margin before any pre-booked flight or program is essential since helicopter timetables are subject to change due to weather and other circumstances.