Everest Base Camp Heli Tour start from Kathmandu on a clear early morning. First, you will fly over Nagarkot, Charikot, Jiri, Lamjura and Junbesi to Lukla. After a stopover at Lukla, you will be taken you in groups of 3-4 on the chopper flight to see the world highest mountain, Mount Everest. Here you will also stop over at Thengboche Monastery for a brief visit, one of the famous monasteries in the Nepal at 3,867 m. from here you will see stunning views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amdablam, Tawache, and Thamserku. From Thangboche monastery you will fly up to Kala Patthar (5,545 m), which means black rock in Nepali, and near Everest Base Camp.
Kala Patthar 5545 m appears as a big brown bump below the impressive southwest side of mt Pumori 7,161m. Only a few trekkers of Everest Base Camp Trekking were dear to do the summit of Kala Patthar 5545 m. Kala Patthar is a glacier hill which provides the most accessible viewpoint for the sunset and sunrise on Mount Everest. As our experiences, it is not because of a very strenuous hike but because of extreme cold and needs to start early morning to catch the sunrise on the Mt Everest and the other Himalayas peaks. If you do Everest Base Camp Heli Tour you did not need to walk early morning in cold and thin air of high Himalayas, Trekking Trail Nepal will granted the same view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Lingtren and many other but not be able to see the sunrise. But the view of Himalayas from any part of Kala Patthar is breath catching.
Everest Base Camp Heli Tour will finish with a stop at Kalapattar and breakfast in Gorakshep ( If not in Everest View Hotel ). You have enough time to enjoy the Himalayan scenery and capture the pictures of Mount Everest and another world highest peaks, in both your mind and camera, before you are flown back to Kathmandu.
Even from Everest Base Camp 5364 m, you will able to see Mt Everest due to the structure and distance of Everest, Everest Base Camp Heli Tour is the best alternative to see and experience Mt Everest and High Himalayas.