Everest Experience by Helicopter
Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal!
Our representative will meet you at the airport upon your arrival, and transfer you to your hotel.
Begin your journey with a welcome sunset rooftop dinner overlooking Nepal’s largest stupa, the Boudhanath Stupa. This UNESCO world heritage site, which was once a central trade route, now protects Tibetan Buddhist culture and traditions. Explore the area, and walk around the stupa to get good luck. Offer butter lamps and make a prayer, before retiring to your hotel.
Kathmandu Valley encompasses three old kingdoms: Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Kathmandu valley is ornate with palaces, intricate pagodas and monumental stupas which are a testament to the artistic talent of the Newars (natives of the valley). The Newari craft was held in high regard by the kings of Malla and the Mongol rulers of 18th-century China. The Gopala and Kirati dynasties were the first rulers, followed by Licchavi (300-879 AD), who flourished in trade and crafts.
Accommodation Meals Altitude Drive duration Trekking duration Accommodation4-star hotel Meals-/-/D Altitude1,400 m Drive duration– Trekking duration–
A 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu will take you to Phaplu, an iconic Sherpa mountain village perched on a hillside. Spend the day strolling around visiting monasteries and experiencing the mountain culture for the first time.
Accommodation Meals Altitude Flight duration AccommodationDeluxe Lodge MealsB/L/D Altitude2,200 m Flight duration30 min
Enjoy a spectacular sunrise and tea, before a chartered chopper will pick you up for your exhilarating journey to Mount Everest. As you fly 15 minutes to Kala Patthar (5,545m), truly feel the magnificence of the majestic Himalayas from above. Spend around 15 minutes taking in the up-close and breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, West Face, Lhotse, Khumbutse, and Pumori. Continue your adventure as you fly to Everest View hotel for breakfast. After about an hour, continue to Lukla for a brief stop before returning to Kathmandu. Relax and enjoy a spa treatment to soothe your muscles.
Accommodation Meals Altitude Flight duration Accommodation4-star hotel MealsB/L/D Altitude1,400 m Flight duration3-5 hrs
An immersive full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley.
Visit Pashupatinath, one of the most important holy sites for the Hindu religion. The temple is situated on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River and is believed to date back to 400 BC. The area encompasses 518 temples, buildings, and holy structures. The main temple is designed as a pagoda structure dedicated to Lord Shiva and is open only to Hindus; non-Hindus may only observe from the terraces across the Bagmati River to the east.
The area also includes a temple, dedicated to Guhyeshwari, a goddess in the form of a silver-plated waterhole, covered by a silver Kalash (auspicious water jar). Legend has it that a part of Sati Devi’s dead corpse fell, and Shakti Peeths came to life. The temple is also considered a sacred place for performing cremation ceremonies, as Hindus believe that a cremation from here will be secure a reborn as a human in their next life.
Visit Patan Durbar Square, also known as the city of artisans. The area is home to some of the finest artisans of Kathmandu Valley, who have preserved the cultural and ancient techniques of art and craft, such as wood, wax, painting and metal work. The former Royal Palace of Patan has been converted into a museum to display the unique crafts. Apart from the museum, Patan includes Hiranya Varna Mahavihar (Golden Temple), Golden Window, and Mahabouddha Temple and many other unique cultural attractions.
Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, an old royal courtyard with over fifty temples, including the temple of the titular deity, Taleju Bhawani.
The Durbar has two courtyards; an inner section consisting of Hanuman Dhoka and the main palace. Some floors of the main palace have been converted into a museum dedicated to display the three generations of Shah kings of Nepal and also showcases some ornaments from the medieval periods. Thus, the palace is also known as “the Museum of Temples”.
The outer courtyards have a Kasthamandap (was a three-storied public shelter), Kumari Ghar (which houses the Goddess Kumari), and a Shiva-Parvati Temple. The outer courtyards also have an abundance of handicraft shops, and a nearby Bazar and locals markets.
Accommodation Meals Altitude Drive duration Trekking duration Accommodation4-star hotel MealsB Altitude1,400 m Drive duration– Trekking duration–
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.