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Mt Everest & Annapurna by helicopter

  • Private Journey
  • 4 days Prices available upon request
  • Call 650 384 0033 M-F 9-5 PST or speak to your travel professional

Highlights of the Tour

  • Get up and close with Everest and the Annapurna range on helicopter rides with a private guide who has climbed Mt. Everest.
  • See spectacular views of Himalayas on fixed wing flights
  • Enjoy breakfast at the highest hotel in the world surrounded by beautiful Himalayan peaks including Everest.
  • Explore Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the city of temples, Bhaktapur

Kathmandu | Lukhla | Pokhra | Kathmandu

Nepal is home to eight of the highest mountain peaks in the world including the world’s highest peak, at 29029 ft – Mount Everest. This once-in-a-lifetime journey takes you to view Mount Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, and Lamjung ranges at close quarters and witness their breathtaking majestic beauty. This journey by private helicopter also allows you to experience the varied and fascinating landscapes, people, mystical towns, and cities that this remarkable country has to offer. Your expert guide for the trip has climbed Everest and has an intimate knowledge of mountaineering. We use oxygen-equipped French-made Ecureuil helicopters that accommodate a maximum of 2 guests.

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1
    Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
    Lukla / Pokhara
  • Day 4
    Pokhara / Kathmandu
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
    Depart for home or extend your journey
Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu

On arrival check-in at the magnificent Dwarikas hotel. Enjoy Lunch at hotel. Afternoon admire the Boudhnath Stupa, the largest Stupa in South Asia and the focal point of Tibetan Buddhists.
Dwarika's Hotel (4 Star)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 2


After an early breakfast with your Everest Guide transfer to the airport to take a 45 minute fixed wing flight to Lukla. Take in the spectacular view of the Langtang and Jugal ranges, before flying over the Eastern region where you pass over the Rolwaling Himal range extending into South Central Tibet and its two highest peaks of Menlumtse and Gaurisankar, at over 23,000 feet. Finally you enter the Khumbu region of Mount Everest where the elevation ranges from 11,000 feet to 23095 feet. After touching down at Lukla walk a few steps to the Yeti Mountain Lodge for an overnight stay. Visit the local Sherpa Monastery, the Sherpa community at Chauri Karkar which is a short walk away. Late afternoon wander through the town on Lukla with its array of colorful shops and tea houses.
Yeti Mountain Lodge (3 Star)
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3

Lukla / Pokhara

Morning board the helicopter for an hour-long flight around the Khumbu valley over Tengboche monastery, Amadablan base camp, and Everest base camp. Cross the Cho La Pass which is situated at an altitude of 18500 feet and fly over the sacred Gokyo Lake to land at Kongde at an altitude of 14000 feet. Enjoy breakfast in the beautiful surroundings of peaks including Everest. Later fly back to Lukla to join a scheduled fixed-wing flight back to Kathmandu. Post lunch at Dwarikas hotel, take a short flight to Pokhara over Western mountain ranges. Check-in at the picturesque Shangri-La Village hotel. Dinner will be at Bistro Caroline a delightful restaurant set on the banks of Phewa Lake at Pokhara.
Shangri-La hotel (4 Star)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

Pokhara / Kathmandu

This morning we board the helicopter for a flight to the Annapurna base camp situated at an altitude of 13630 feet. Your flight to the base camp lasts approximately 30 minutes and en route, you will clearly see the entire Annapurna range in all its glory. The helicopter will land at the base camp from which there are magnificent views of Annapurna 1, Annapurna South, and the surrounding peaks. On your return take a scheduled flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel Dwarikas for check-in. Post a sumptuous lunch tour the Kathmandu city. The Kathmandu city’s Durbar Square offers uncountable monuments like the house of Living Goddess, the ferocious Kaal Bhairav, the Red Monkey God to name a few. At Thamel enjoy drinks at the famous Rumdoodles, with your guide, a mountaineer who has ascended one of the major peaks has his or her signature on one of the walls of this restaurant. Dinner will follow at a restaurant in a converted traditional house nearby in the tourist area.
Dwarika’s Hotel (4 Star)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5


After breakfast, drive to the medieval town of Bhaktapur where all the artisans of the Kathmandu valley practice their crafts. The town allows no vehicle access, so explore the area by walking around with your guide. Continue on to Patan, one of the old capitals of Nepal, where you will tour the Patan Museum. The exhibits cover a long span of Nepal’s cultural history and some rare objects are among its treasures. Lunch will be at the museum restaurant. Late afternoon is free and at your disposal. Enjoy dinner at an old converted stable block once owned by one of Nepal’s ruling Rana families. The complex has an excellent selection of antique, craft and painting shops.
Dwarika’s Hotel (4 Star)
Meals: Lunch
Day 6

Depart for home or extend your journey

Transfer to the airport to connect onward flight.
Meals: Breakfast

Pricing Details

Price available on request. Please email info@rjourneys.com or call 1-650-384-0033.

Please Note: Spring season in Nepal is from March through May. This is an ideal time for a helicopter tour as the visibility of the mountains is clear and the weather around the base camp is moderate and favorable. The daytime temperatures are warm at around 60°F and the early morning and nights are cold at around 14°F.

June to early September is the monsoon season and the flights are not recommended due to the unstable weather conditions.

October and November are the fall months and another good time for the helicopter rides and the visibility of the Himalayan range is clear and the temperatures are moderate

December to February are winter months and while the visibility of the range is incredible, the freezing temperatures and the winds can be challenging.

All helicopter flights operate subject to local weather conditions on the ground and maybe canceled at short notice. In the event of a cancellation due to weather conditions, we will try and reschedule the flight for the next day.

During the Mt. Everest helicopter excursions temperatures can be quite cold. Down jackets, hats, scarves, and gloves are provided by our Nepal staff for your comfort.

Deposit: A nonrefundable deposit of $3000 per person is required to confirm reservations on this private journey.

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