Everest Photography Tour

1 Day

The picturesque Everest region provides an excellent opportunity for avid photographers. Everest photography tour offers some of the most beautiful pictures of the pristine Everest region. Breathtaking mountain views and hilly landscapes will enchant you in the best possible way.

The highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest (8848m) offers majestic foothills that you can capture on your cameras. This once in a lifetime helicopter tour in the Everest region is a lovely experience. Thousands of photography enthusiasts take this tour every year in the natural wonders of the Everest region.

This helicopter tour is also ideal for those who cannot trek for long duration in the harsh terrains. Everest photography tour is a unique package that allows you to tour Everest Base Camp in a single day take some incredible pictures. You can either travel solo or join a group.

The helicopter flight takes off from Kathmandu to arrive at Lukla for refueling before landing at Mt. Everest Base Camp. However, we can only explore the beautiful Everest Base Camp for a short time due to altitude issues. On the other hand, you will have almost 20 to 30 minutes to take pictures of the majestic Mt. Everest from Syangboche.

Moreover, this Everest photography tour is ideal as a family trip with children and senior citizens. It is also an alternative to the Everest Base Camp trek for those who do not have much time on their schedule. You will make unforgettable memories from this short Everest photography tour.

Furthermore, professional pilots and crew with years of experience will guide you along the tour. We are offering this exciting Everest photography tour at a reasonable cost. Read further for the detailed description about the tour and book your trip as soon as possible!

Relate Trips:

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour | Lukla To Base Camp Helicopter | Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter

Significant Highlights of the Tour

  • Outstanding aerial view of the majestic Mt. Everest, Makalu (8,481m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and others
  • Opportunity to click marvellous pictures of the Everest region
  • Smooth landing at either Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar (5555 meters)
  • Delicious breakfast at the highest placed hotel in the world, Everest view hotel
  • Exploring the spiritual Tengboche monastery, unique Sherpa settlements, and the natural landscapes from the top
  • Awe inspiring views of the pristine Sagarmatha National Park and the UNESCO listed World Heritage sites of Kathmandu valley from the top

Why Should you take the Everest Photography Tour?

Great photography opportunity

The Everest photography tour presents you with the picturesque beauty of the region. You can use this tour to take incredible photographs of the place. The immense scope of photography will amaze you. The helicopter flight also stops at various important landmarks of the Everest region to take some outstanding stock photography.

Magnificent mountain views

The Everest region is famous for its breathtaking mountain views. You can observe the magnificent mountain views of the entire region. The aerial view of the natural landscapes including rivers, waterfalls, glacial lakes etc will amaze you.

Besides that, the Sherpa settlements and the spiritual Buddhist monasteries are enchanting. Hence, the marvellous views of the mountains are the top attraction of the Mt. Everest photography tour.

Closer to the mountains

The Everest photography tour is a low altitude tour that takes you closer to the mountains. The low altitude flight is different from the Everest mountain flight. The close proximity of the flight makes it attractive than the mountain flight. Thus, the Mt. Everest Photograph tour is one of the best tours in the Everest region.

Smooth Landing and flight

Our Everest photography tour provides smooth and safe landing. The helicopter flight is safer than the Kathmandu to Lukla flight. Professional pilots with years of experience will run the tour. Besides that, a friendly crew will take care of you with open arms.

Customizable trip

The trip is available on both private and group joining options. You can fly on a private trip with friends and family. Furthermore, you can move to the cockpit to take some great pictures as well. Alternatively, you can also take the group joining tour with a maximum of 5 people.

Phase 1: Kathmandu – Lukla (Fueling)

Flight Duration: 45 Minutes

Ground Time: 5-10 Minutes

Our representative staff will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Then, you can board the helicopter flight. The aerial ride takes about 45-minutes to arrive at Lukla. We stop at Lukla for about 5-10 minutes for refuelling.

Phase 2: Lukla – Everest Base Camp (Kalapatthar)

Flight Duration: 25 Minutes

Ground Time: 10-15 Minutes

After spending some time in Lukla for refuelling, we resume our tour with a helicopter ride towards Kala Patthar. The Everest Himalayan range looks incredibly beautiful in a 360-degree panoramic view from the top. You can also observe the Khumbu glacier, and the spiritual Tengboche monastery.

The entire Sherpa settlements of the Everest region looks incredible from the top. We will explore around the base camp for 10-15 minutes after landing in either Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar. The landing time depends heavily upon the weather conditions.

Phase 3: Everest Base Camp ( Kalapatthar ) – Syangboche

Flight Duration: 15 Minutes

Ground Time: 30 Minutes

After exploring around the Kala Patthar and the Everest Base Camp region, we resume our flight to Syangboche. We arrive at the famous Everest View Hotel in around 10-15 minutes. We have a delicious breakfast at the highest placed hotel in the world.

The view of Mt. Everest is stunning from the Syanboche viewpoint. You can take incredible pictures of Mount Everest and other mountains in the Everest Mahalangur Himalayan range. We explore around the area for around 30 minutes and then board flight back to Lukla.

Phase 4: Syangboche – Lukla – Kathmandu

Flight Time: 1 hrs 10 minutes

After breakfast, we resume our flight to Kathmandu with a quick stop at Lukla for refueling. The flight lands in Kathmandu after 1 hour and 20 minutes. We observe the awe-inspiring views of the mountain peaks and valleys on our way back.

Join Fixed Departure

We offer guaranteed departures on every booking made. You can either travel solo or join a group? The group joining tour are available on selected dates.

You can find a favourable date that suits your schedule. If the dates do not match your schedule, you can contact us and we can manage a suitable date for you.

Cost includes

  • Helicopter ride and sightseeing tour as per the itinerary
  • All government taxes
  • Emergency oxygen

Cost excludes

  • National park entry permit
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport tax
  • Meals and drinks

1. Where is the Everest region located?

The Everest region lies in the Solu-Khumbu district of North eastern Nepal.

2. How high can a helicopter fly?

A helicopter flying the Everest region generally flies at a height of 25,000 feet. The height also depends upon the weather conditions.

3. Does the Everest Photography tour land at the top of Mount Everest?

The helicopter does not land at the top of Mt. Everest summit. It actually lands at the Everest Base Camp or the Kalapather viewpoint. The landing location also depends upon the weather around the region.

4. Why can’t we fly to Mt. Everest by helicopter?

A helicopter requires certain lift in the air for take-off. Mt. Everest has a thin atmosphere and thus this lift for the helicopter is not available. This makes it difficult to fly to the top of Mt. Everest.

5. Why is the Everest Photography Tour one of the best tours in Nepal?

The Everest Photography Tour is a great alternative trip to the mountains on a short schedule. Travellers can experience the beautiful mountain vista and click incredible pictures on a single day. Hence, the helicopter tour to Mt. Everest is one of the best tour options in Nepal.

6. Are there emergency oxygen available for the flight?

Yes, there are emergency oxygen available during the flight.

7. How long is the Helicopter Land for sightseeing and taking pictures?

This helicopter lands and for 10 -15 minutes for sightseeing and taking pictures.

8. How long the Helicopter stops for breakfast?

The helicopter stops at the famous Everest View Hotel for about 30 minutes for breakfast.

9. What are the food and drinks facilities along the Everest Photography tour in Nepal?

We have a breakfast service available at Everest view hotel in Syangboche. Besides that, you can carry some snacks and bottled water to munch on during the flight.

10. Are the pilots and crew well trained?

Our pilots and crew members are professional and have decades of experience. We provide friendly service keeping our customers in high regards.

11. What happens in case of any medical emergencies?

Our pilot and crew members have first aid training and will provide evacuation service if necessary.

12. How is the weather around the Everest region?

The Everest region weather is dependent on the time of the travel. You can get a clear and stable weather in the months of September to December. The day time temperature range around 15 to 20 degrees Celsius whereas the nighttime temperature drops around -5 to -10.

March is the beginning of the spring season in the Everest region that lasts till May. The temperatures around the Everest region increase gradually in the day time. However, the night time temperatures are still chilly. The beautiful landscapes of the region in the spring season will enthrall you.

The monsoon months from June to August brings heavy rainfalls in the region. However, the monsoon is mainly active in the evenings and nights whereas the mornings are clear. The unobstructed views of the mountains looks spectacular after a heavy rainfall.

The months of December to March is the peak of winter in the Everest region. The winter months have temperature range around -10 to -15 degree Celsius in the night time, where as the temperature range around 15 -18 degrees Celsius in the daytime. The entire Everest region looks like a winter wonderland in these months.

13. When is the Ideal Time for the Everest Photography Tour?

The Everest photography tour is a short helicopter tour of a single day. The tour is possible on any clear day with favorable climate. However, the autumn season (September to December) and spring (March to May) offers moderate temperatures with calm weather.

The minimal precipitation, and spectacular mountain views make the Everest photography tour ideal in these months. Besides, these the tour in the winter season also provides you with a different perspective of the Everest region.

The mountainside including the Everest Base Camp have unpredictable temperatures. This Helicopter tour is only possible on a clear and stable day. You need to get prepared for any delays and cancellation during the trip. In these conditions, your trip gets rescheduled for the next possible day.

14. What is the packing list for Everest Photography Tour?

The Everest Photography tour is a quick helicopter trip to Mt. Everest. Heavy equipment or gears are of no use as this is a helicopter tour. However, a warm pair of clothing will be essential for the Everest Base Camp / Kalapathar landing. Some of the most essential items are as follows:

  • Thermal wears
  • Insulating down jacket
  • A camera
  • Wind/waterproof down jacket
  • Woollen Gloves, socks and hats
  • Fleece jacket
  • Sunscreens and Sunglasses
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks, chocolates, dry fruits
  • You should always stay seated on your designated seats during the flight
  • You should always wear seat belts during the flight
  • You should not stand during the Helicopter flight
  • You should not throw any objects flight from the flight
  • You should not move near the Rotor fan of helicopter at the back
  • You should not smoke without the permission of the captain
  • The Everest Photography Tour is dependent on the weather and climate conditions of the region
  • In favourable weather conditions, you can ask for a few extra minutes to take pictures and observe some of the prominent sites
  • The Everest tour is not possible in difficult weather conditions
  • You can customize your trip based on your preferences
  • If the conditions are challenging, the flight may have to land at the next convenient place
  • Everest region is notorious for flight delays and cancellation
  • The flight gets rescheduled to the next favourable day in case of delays due to the weather

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Everest Photography Tour