What is the maximum altitude an average helicopter can fly in the Himalayas?
An average turbine-engine helicopter can fly up to an altitude of 25,000 feet in the Himalayas. However, the maximum altitude of a helicopter depends on its engine’s capability to function in the thin air at high altitudes.
Where does the helicopter land in the Everest region?
The helicopter does not land at the top of Mount Everest. It lands at either the Everest Base Camp or the Kalapatthar viewpoint.
Why is a helicopter tour the best option for traveling in Nepal?
A helicopter tour is an excellent option for travelers who cannot hike in the Himalayan region for a long duration or have a tight schedule.
How can one book Everest Base Camp and other helicopter tours in the Everest region?
To book an Everest Base Camp or any other helicopter tour, one can go through the detailed itinerary provided on our website and contact us through the phone numbers, email, or the form available on our website.
Can one go to the top of Mount Everest by helicopter and walk down?
No, a helicopter cannot fly to the top of Mount Everest due to the low atmosphere and thin air. It can only land at the Everest Base Camp or Kalapatthar.
Why can’t a helicopter fly to Mount Everest?
A helicopter cannot fly to Mount Everest due to the low atmosphere and thin air at that altitude, which makes it difficult for the aircraft to take off or lift.
Do airplanes fly over Everest?
No, airplanes do not fly over Everest due to the high altitude of the Mahalangur Himalayan range, which can cause many problems. However, the Mt. Everest flight provides a scenic tour of Mount Everest.
Are children allowed during the helicopter tour in the Everest region?
Yes, children are allowed on the helicopter tour in the Everest region, provided they are comfortable during the ride.
How long is the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla?
The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is about 50-55 minutes long under normal weather conditions.
How long does the helicopter stay at Kalapatthar?
The helicopter lands at Kalapatthar for 5 to 10 minutes for sightseeing and taking pictures.
How long does it take to reach Everest Base Camp/Kalapatthar from Lukla by helicopter?
It takes about 20 minutes to reach Everest Base Camp/Kalapatthar from Lukla by helicopter.
Are oxygen facilities available during the flight?
Yes, oxygen facilities are available during the flight for emergency purposes.
Are pets allowed during the helicopter tour in the Everest region?
No, pets are not allowed on board during the helicopter tour in the Everest region.
What type of clothing is necessary for the tour?
The necessary clothing for the tour depends on the weather in the Everest region. Warm clothes, thermals, windcheaters, gloves, sun glasses, and neck mufflers are necessary. It is advisable to apply cold cream on your face as well. It is important to check the weather forecast and climate updates before leaving for the trip.
Can the helicopter hold for a longer time on special request?
The helicopter can hold for an extra 2-3 minutes on special request, but it is not recommended to hold helicopters at high altitudes due to the low oxygen levels. Additionally, the helicopter cannot be switched off completely even while landing at the Everest Base Camp/Kalapatthar.
What types of helicopter flights are available in the Everest region?
Two types of helicopter flights are available in the Everest region: private tours and group joining tours. Private tours are suitable for those traveling with friends and family, while group joining tours are ideal for solo travelers