Culminating at a staggering 8,848 m, climbing Mount Everest is a feat reserved to a handful of alpinists. But that doesn’t mean you cannot get up close to this majestic peak to admire it. Fly over some of the world’s most famed mountain ranges by private helicopter and marvel at the varied landscapes.
Day 1: Arrival into Kathmandu
Once you have arrived in Kathmandu and completed immigration formalities, you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel, the Hyatt Regency. You will have time to freshen up and enjoy lunch at the hotel.
In the afternoon, your guide will take you on a guided visit of Boudhanat, one of the largest stupas in Asia. In the evening, you will have dinner in an old converted stable block, once owned by one of Nepal’s ruling Rana families.
Stay: Hyatt Regency
Day 2: Flying to Mount Everest
After breakfast, your Everest Summiteer will meet you at the hotel and you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your 45 minute helicopter trip to Lukla, located at an altitude of 2,840m (9,374 ft). This flight follows the Langtang and Jugal ranges before entering the Eastern region where you will pass Rolwaling Himal, Gaurisankar and Menlumtse and from there approach the Khumbo area. After a short stop at Lukla airport, you will continue your aerial adventure and fly up the valley over Tengboche monastery, Amadablan base camp and Everest base camp. You will then cross the Cho La pas, and fly over the sacred Gokyo lake before landing at Kongde (4,250m /14,000 high).
There, you will have a scenic breakfast before making your way back to Lukla to refuel and then back to Kathmandu where you will enjoy lunch at the hotel.
In the afternoon, your guide will take you to Durbar Square, home of the living Goddess and old Royal Palace. Then, you will walk through the winding streets of the Thamel area before having drinks at Rumdoodles, a mountaineers’ bar. Dinner will be at the Garden of Dreams, located in the grounds of a former royal palace.
Stay: Hyatt Regency
Day 3: Day trip to Bhaktapur
In the morning, you will be driven to the medieval town of Bhaktapur, located 40 minutes away from Kathmandu, known as the area where artisans practice their crafts. With no access to cars, strolling through this charming town is a real pleasure!
Then, you will be taken to Patan, one of the country’s old capitals where you will tour the Patan Museum and learn more about Nepal’s culture and history. You will have lunch at the museum restaurant.
The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Your guide can escort you to anywhere you’d like within the valley, or if you’d like, you can also return to Kathmandu and relax.
Stay: Hyatt Regency
Day 4: Departure
Today, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your return flight.
|Day 1:||Arrival into Kathmandu||Hyatt Regency|
|Day 2:||Flying to Mount Everest||Hyatt Regency|
|Day 3:||Day trip to Bhaktapur||Hyatt Regency|
- Accommodation with daily breakfast
- Guides at mentioned excursions
- Everest Summiteer
- Private helicopter flight
- Vehicle transfers
- Entry fees and taxes
- International airfare
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Travel insurance (please note that this is required for all Lightfoot Travel holidays)
From USD 5,356 per person based on two persons travelling
Notes on our prices
- This price guide provides you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday.
- Prices are generally based on two people travelling together (unless stated otherwise) on a shared room basis.
- Prices can fluctuate depending on season, standard of accommodation, excursions selected (private versus shared) etc.
- This basic structure works very nicely, but don’t forget that Lightfoot Travel can provide a range of experiences and we tailor-make each itinerary based on your travel requirements. Get in touch to start planning your perfect trip with your own travel consultant