Transformative Travel LLC

Everest Base Camp by Helicopter

Enjoy a Private Charter Helicopter to Mt. Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

  • Enjoy a private charter helicopter adventure of Everest Base Camp, including breakfast at the world’s highest hotel at 13,000 feet with up close views of Himalayan vistas.
  • Take a guided tour of the historic and cultural old town of Kiritipur and enjoy traditional Newari food at a hand selected local restaurant.
  • Explore the outskirts of Kathmandu on a full day hiking adventure (moderately strenuous), experience rural village life while taking in the views of Himalayan vistas as well as a birds eye view of Kathmandu. (Subject to weather)

OVERVIEW

  • Visa: *Required for Nepal – eTourist Visa (available online). 
  • Dates: Custom Tailored 
  • Starting from: $ 2,250 per person (based on 5 guests flying together) 
  • Duration: 3 Days / 2 nights.
  • International Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) (Nepal’s capital).
  • Region: Kathmandu 
  • Activity Level: Easy – Moderate 

DAY BY DAY

Arrival and Grounding. Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport (KTM) to a friendly face, ready to transport you to your local B&B. Settle in to the new vibe of Nepal at Thamel Villa that is 20 minutes from the airport.

Reset your clock with an early day for an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour (subject to weather). The morning’s highlights are as follows. 

  • 06:00 AM: Be chauffeured from hotel to Kathmandu Airport/ Helipad 06:15 AM: Check-in at Helicopter counter (guests are requested to please bring a copy of their passports)
  • 06:30 AM: Board your private charter helicopter and fly to to Lukla airport (subject to weather). 
  • 07:30 AM: Lukla airport.(10-15minutes)
  • 07:50 AM: Fly towards Khumbu glacier and Everest Base camp, following the Dudhkoshi river valley with some views of the highest Mt. ranges in the world and also the settlements and cultures from up above who have lived in these high passes for generations. 
  • 08:25 AM: Fly to Everest Base Camp & Land and at Kala Patthar 5600m viewpoint for photos/video. (*please note that when we have more than 3 passengers flying, have to split the group of 4-5 at Pheriche 4200 mete. The same helicopter goes back and forth- 3 person at a time and 2 people in next flight )
  • 08:55 AM: Flight to Mt. Everest View Hotel 1hr stop & have the optional Breakfast (subject to weather). Treat yourself to a delicious breakfast at the Everest View Hotel for Breakfast (1 hr. Stop). ( Breakfast at the Everest View Hotel is not included in the price as it is payable locally on the mountain (please carry exact change) US$ 32 each or NPR 3,700-4,000 approx.) Additionally, another extra cost USD 27 (NPR3000) per person (please carry exact change) National park fees will also payable locally.
  • 09:35 AM: On your flight back to Kathmandu, please also note that the helicopter may stop at Lukla airport to refuel fuel.
  • 12:50 PM: Arrival at Kathmandu domestic airport. 
  • 13:00 PM: Drive to the hotel and enjoy a delicious local lunch (included). Take the afternoon to relax, or keep the day going by stretching your legs on a walk through the cultural and historic town of Kirtipur before calling it a day back to your ideally set hotel. 

Rise early and journey to the south of Kathmandu to climb a 2,285 meter hill for a birds eye view of Kathmandu as well as Himalayan vistas including Mt. Everest on a clear day. Follow the Bagmati river corridor to access your hiking trail that offers insights into the way of life in the Himalayas, terraced villages, temples as well as a small Gumpa. Some of the best views are within an hour and a half’s hiking through forested trails prolific with bird life,  villages and children playing, grazing goats, ancient terrace farming and sustainable living practices. 

Enjoy lunch a delicious local lunch (Momos) after your morning’s guided hiking adventure and return to your hotel for a good night’s rest. Breakfast and lunch are included. 

Carry on with your onward itinerary after breakfast that is included in your package. Transport back to the airport is also included should you need assistance doing so. Check out from your hotel is at 11 am. * Independent Travel. 

PACKAGE PRICING

Pricing based on a private party of 5 guests flying together. 

Private Charter

Package for a Group of 5
$ 2,250
Per Angler
  • Group pricing for 5 guests flying together
AVAILABLE

Package Inclusions

  • 1 virtual, pre-trip interviews & presentations to be better prepared for your trip that include everything from Pre Trip rituals, practice before hand and important considerations to make your adventure more potent and successful. 
  • Accommodation is based on double occupancy this package includes includes the following. 
  • Two nights in hotel Shanker (or equivalent in the event of unavailability).
  • Guided activities as listed in the itinerary including a full days guided hike and lunch on October 8 and 9. 
  • All Transfers including from the airport as listed in the itinerary. 
  • Lunch on October 8 as well as the 9th is also included. 
  • Hosted by Transformative Travel Guide/Host. Mt. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tariff is based on passengers per helicopter. 
  • Alternative sightseeing arrangements and transfers in case of bad weather.
  • Mineral Water. 
  • Applicable taxes and credit card fees. 
  • Post Trip Reflection (1hr.)

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Frequently Asked Questions

March, April, and May in the spring, summer. October is also a good time and offers some of the best Himalayan views. 

Your flight will be be scheduled, the following day 3 morning and the itinerary for day three will happen on day 2. If the flight does not happen on day 3 either then you will not be charged for it. 

Indeed. We ask all passengers to agree to a rotation of seats so everyone can get views of the Himalayas. 

Children of 12 an over are may join this adventure.  

5 guests with a total weight of no more than 500 kgs. 

  • 1 virtual, pre-trip interviews & presentations to be better prepared for your trip that include everything from pre trip rituals, techniques to practice before hand and important considerations to make your adventure more potent and successful.
  • Accommodation, meals, and transfers as listed.
  • Mineral Water.
  • Applicable taxes and credit card fees.
  • Post Trip Reflection (1hr.)
  • Detailed packing checklist.
  • Maps of destination. Quick access Google shared folder for your convenience, anytime, anywhere.
  • Guidance on travel policies, do’s and don’ts.
  • A consciously designed itinerary using transformational travel best industry practices and our Process. 
  • International Airfare. 
  • Visa Fee or Processing. 
  • Accommodation, meals and transport not listed in the itinerary. 
  • *Cancelations: As deposits and payments for this trip are non-refundable. Hence,  it is highly recommended that travelers purchase travel insurance. 
  • Transformative Travel LLC. can not be held liable for any changes in the itinerary made due to bad weather, flight delays, roadblocks and any circumstances beyond our control.

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