Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Map

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Map

The above is the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour map. The map highlights various information, including the itinerary and LEGEND. As you can see on the map, the itinerary shows that the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour has six different phases. The helicopter tour is short, and one can complete it within three hours, so the itinerary is not day-wise. Instead, it is phase-wise.

As shown on the Mount Everest helicopter map itinerary, the day begins with a flight to Lukla. In other words, during the first phase of the helicopter tour, you’ll reach Lukla from Kathmandu. The red dotted line symbolizes the secondary route. Throughout the journey, you’ll fly through the same route.

The map featured significant attractions, including mountain peaks, glaciers, and lakes, using different symbols and colors. For your information, lakes, including the Lake of Gokyo, are highlighted on the map as blue signs.

The second phase of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Map

you’ll fly to Pheriche from Lukla Airport. On the map, you’ll pass through the villages of Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Everest View Hotel, Khumjung, Tengboche, and Pangboche. The house symbol that you can see indicates a monastery. Thus, along the way to Pheriche, you’ll see three main monasteries of the Everest region.

As the Legend shows, the map’s green H symbol indicates the helipad. In phase three, you’ll fly to Kalapathar. As clear on the helicopter tour map to Everest Base Camp, the helipad’s sign is up to Kalapathar only, meaning it is the last destination or the highest place you’ll get. You’ll pass through Dingboche, Thukla, and Lobuche, which are significant villages you’ll pass through Pheriche.

There are several lakes, glaciers, and mountain peaks surrounding the Kalapathar. As apparent, Mt.Pumori is in front of Kalpathar, and Gokyo Lakes are on the other side. Likewise, travelers can see other mountain peaks, including Lingtren, Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Lhotse Shar, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku from Kalapathr. Furthermore, major villages, including  Gokyo Ri and Gorakshep, are near Kalapathar. The highest base camp in the world, Everest Base Camp, is also close to Kalapathar.

As the third phase ends, you’ll move to the fourth phase, which involves flying back to Everest View Hotel using the same route. The fifth phase involves flying to Lukla. In the sixth phase, you’ll return to Kathmandu after exploring Sagamartha National Park.

To make it easy to know the elevation of the different areas of the Everest region, the altitude of all the areas represented on the map is with its elevation. As evident on the route map of the EBC tour, your journey begins from an elevation of 1400m at Kathmandu and then goes through elevation gaining at Lukla at 2850m, then Pheriche at 4280m and Kalapthar at 5555m as the highest point. Then you’ll lose elevation from 5555m to 3880m at Everest View Hotel, 2850m at Lukla, and 1400m at Kathmandu.