Best time to do Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour

Green Valley Nepal Treks, published on: August 28, 2019

Best time to do Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour
Nestled in the northeastern province of Nepal, Mount Everest (8848m) is the highest peak in the world. To be more précised Everest lies between Nepal and China (Tibet). Every year many travel enthusiasts visit Nepal to witness the spectacular beauty of Khumbu region and the world-renowned Himalayas.

Being the most well-known ventures in Nepal, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a time-saver to experience Everest in just one day, whereas a trek to Everest Base Camp takes about 13 days or more than that. This is the perfect and quick options for a travel lover who want to get pleasure from the panoramic views of Mt Everest and other several peaks but have limited time.

Flying high from the green alpine forest of rhododendron pine to the arctic zone of ice glaciers, you will get to see striking aerial views of huge glaciers and blocks of ice along with notorious Khumbu Ice Falls in between giant mountains, which will mesmerize your mind and imagination. Along with stunning landscape views, there are beautifully made terraced fields and verdant hills dotted with small villages. As the flight gets deeper inside Everest region, you will get to observe views of picturesque valleys, glacial lakes pass marked with chortens multicolored prayer flags. There are panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Island Peak, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Pumori, and numerous other mountains.

The numinous journey of Everest actualizes from Kathmandu to Lukla airport, and land for a few minutes for refreshment. From here, fly to Everest Base Camp or either land on Kala Patthar Viewpoint. The prominent and typical view of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar is beyond spectacular. After exploring the area, the flight takes to Everest View Hotel, one of the most renowned hotels in the Khumbu region for a delicious breakfast, and to see the exclusive lifestyle, culture, and traditions of the locals. After spending some time here,  take off to Kathmandu.

Best time to go on EBC Heli Tour

The climate of Everest is always aggressive to living beings. However, the Everest Base Camp (53,64 m) and Kala Patthar (5,545 m) by Helicopter flight can be done all the time of the year. Generally, in the morning, the weather is clear every day. The snow level is the highest in September, after the monsoon and lowest in May, after spring. January is the coldest month of the year, with summit temperature reaching lows of -76 F (-60 C), and during the warmest month July, the temperature is 19 F (-7 C). The best season for a helicopter flight to Everest is described below:

Helicopter flight in Spring Season:

In Nepal, spring season falls in the month of March, April, and May. Spring is the ideal time for a heli tour because of the awesome views of the Himalayas, colorful landscape, and flow of trekkers in the Everest region.  The visibility is great in spring, as a result of sunny and clear days. The weather is favorable as days are less rainy and windy, which is best for the helicopter flight.

Helicopter Flight in Autumn Season:

The autumn season falls under the month of September, October, and November. A superb glance of the mountains in this season is out of this world. After the completion of the rainy season, the weather is cool and the surrounding is also clear. The visibility is awesome along with the green hills and valleys. So, a helicopter tour is awesome in autumn.

Helicopter Tour in Winter Season:

In Nepal, the months of December, January, and February fall in the winter season. Because the hills and peaks are fully covered by snow, this time is also appropriate for helicopter flight. The crystal clear views of Himalayas are overwhelming. Helicopter on this time is good, but the visibility might not be clear all the time. It is better to check the weather forecast for the helicopter flight as snowfall might occur at any time.

Helicopter tour in Rainy Season:

The rainy season lies in June, July, and August. Although it is risky, it is possible to operate the helicopter flight in this season. As a result of the frequent change in weather, the regular flight gets affected, furthermore is dangerous to fly in low visibility. Heavy rainfall might disturb the helicopter to fly and land at different places. So, a helicopter tour in Everest is not recommended in the rainy season.

Conclusion:

The preeminent way to reach the Everest Base Camp in 3-4 hours from Kathmandu and return is flying by helicopter ride. Everest Helicopter flight is finest in spring and autumn season. However, it is achievable in the winter and rainy season too. As the visibility is the most concerning factor for the flight, the decent time for the Everest Helicopter Tour is on the month of March, April, May, September, November, and December.

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