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Ask anyone about the best things to do in the Everest Region. You will either hear Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, or both. They are pretty popular among avid travelers. Many people like to do one of these or both tours during their holidays in Nepal. By understanding the urge of travelers, we came to introduce this Everest Circuit Luxury Helicopter Tour, a blend of trek and helicopter. And that is how this blog on "top 8 reasons to do Everest Circuit Helicopter Tour" became possible.
By choosing this remarkable Everest Base Camp escape, you will encounter many things about the Everest Region luxuriously. Plus, you'll also save a significant amount of time and energy in reaching Everest Base Camp. Altogether, Everest Base Camp(EBC) Trek is a 130km long journey of around 14 days. That is what the standard EBC trek is. However, if you choose Everest Circuit Luxury Helicopter Tour, you will barely walk 50km in 4 days.
Yes, the tour lasts only four days. The journey will start from Kathmandu with a quick flight to Lukla, the gateway of the Everest Region. On the next day, you will fly to Everest View Hotel(3,962m), explore the scenic view with a meal, and descend to Namche Bazaar. So many good things happen ahead. You can check our detailed package article for more information about the trip.
Now let's get into the topic. Let's find out the eight good reasons to do Everest Circuit Luxury Helicopter Tour. After reading the following reasons, you will know why the tour is worth doing and why you should book it immediately. Let's begin.
The flavor of Everest Base Camp Trek and Everest Helicopter Tour
Everest Circuit Luxury Helicopter Tour provides the experience of the two most popular tours in the Everest Region. On this particular tour, you will fly to Lukla, trek in the hills of the Khumbu Region, and fly to Everest Base Camp. You will know the region within four days via trekking, passing, and being. You will learn what it is like to trek in the area and fly to Everest Base Camp. Hence, it gives both flavors of trekking and helicopter touring.
To save time and energy
Everest Circuit Helicopter Tour is a great time saver. If your wish is to trek in the Everest Region and explore Everest Base Camp, the tour is the quickest way. You'll need four days to experience all of that. Within that time frame, you will trek amid the serene vicinity of the Everest Region. And you will also fly to Everest Base Camp and see the peaks from a close range. Only four days.
Scenic Flight to Lukla
Everest Circuit Helicopter Tour starts with a flight to Lukla, the gateway to Mt Everest. The particular flight of 45 minutes is one of the scenic flights in Nepal. In 45 minutes, you will grasp the entire belt of the Himalayas, towering hills, lush landscapes, and more. Likewise, you will see a bird's eye view of the Kathmandu Valley. The flight is another experience in itself.
Meal at Everest View Hotel
You will have a meal waiting in the Everest View Hotel(3,962m), one of the highest hotels in the world. Located in the heart of Sagarmatha National Park, the hotel is famous for its complete panorama of the breathtaking peaks of the region. You can see Mt Everest from any room of this hotel. Moreover, you will get to see amazing landscapes of the area, the lush rhododendron forest, and more. The hotel's experienced team delivers a fantastic meal, which you can enjoy with the great view. It will be the meal of a lifetime.
Ambling around Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar, the central hub of the Khumbu Region, is also on the tour's itinerary. After eating a scenic and tasty meal at Everest View Hotel, you will trek to Namche Bazaar for an evening. You will explore the town's alleys, shop for local products, try local foods, and experience the Sherpa lifestyle. Plus, you will meet so many people in the region. Hence you will have a great time in Namche Bazaar. An evening and morning will be enough for that.
Get Insights into Sherpa Culture
Everest Circuit Helicopter Tour is not only about helicopter rides and places. It is also about the rich, unique, and warm Sherpa Culture. The Sherpa, one of the mightiest tribes in the world, the real mountaineers, are lovely and welcoming. This tour will give you enough meetings to know and interact with them. You will keep meeting them from arriving in Lukla to the final day. Those will be opportunities to get into their lifestyle and get to know them.
Explore Kala Patthar
Kala Patthar(5,644m) is the best viewpoint of Mt Everest. The whole world believes that. It offers a clear, close and complete vision of Mt Everest, which you cannot get from Everest Base Camp. That is why people do visit Kala Patthar on Everest Base Camp Trip. Aside from Mt Everest, you will also see Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and other peaks. Kala Patthar is like a dream place to reach for every Everest lover.
You will get to explore such a place in quite a short time and with little effort.
Exciting Helicopter Time
Last but not least, this tour will bring you the most exciting helicopter times of your life. The helicopter ride will start from Lukla when you fly to Everest View Hotel. While doing that, you will enjoy views of iconic Sherpa settlements, serpentine Dudh Koshi River, and lush Sagarmatha National Park. After that, you will fly to the higher part of the region, Kala Patthar. You will get impressive displays of the upper landscapes and mountains in that process. Altogether, you will catch a bird's eye view of the entire Khumbu Region.