The Everest Base Camp (EBC) Heli Tour is one of the best aerial tours in the entire planet. EBC Heli Tour initiates from Kathmandu then heads east to the sublime Sherpa Village of Lukla. The flight then progresses over the settlements of Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep and Khumbu glacier and flies over Everest Base Camp during which, you’ll witness the aerial view of the snow-capped mountains. We’ll eventually land at Kala Patthar to catch the sight of breathtaking Everest Panorama. Afterwards, the flight progresses to Syangboche where we’ll have breakfast at Hotel Everest View beside the panoramic view of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. Flaunting elementary yet elegant design, Hotel Everest View takes pride to be Highest Placed Hotel in the world at the altitude of 3,963 meters asl. Our bird will now make its way to Lukla for fueling. Lastly, we continue to Kathmandu that marks the end of our wonderful escapade.
Currently, there are two breeds of helicopter popular for sightseeing activities in Nepal’s civil aviation. These are the AS350 Écureuil/AStar family of helicopters manufactured by Airbus Helicopters and Russian made Mil MI-17. AS350 is a light utility helicopter that can accommodate 4-6 passengers (Excluding Pilot) depending upon undertaken assignments. Similarly, Mil MI-17 is an extremely reliable transport helicopter that possesses the capability to carry 22 passengers or four tons of cargo. This robust helicopter can endure punishing Everest climate with little and easy maintenance.There are two types of helicopter currently operating in the private sector: AS 350 B3e series of helicopters which are manufactured by Euro-copter, France and are very popular all over the world. It is regarded as one of the most versatile helicopters and is suitable for mountain flying and all types of helicopter missions. Another helicopter is the powerful Russian made MI-17. This is a big bird, capable of transporting 22 passengers or four tons of cargo. MI-17’s can reach altitudes well in excess of 5,000 m and have been known to land at Everest Base Camp. They offer excellent utility and reliability under extreme conditions. These helicopters are usually charter for the bigger group or large cargo.