Coming to Nepal for Ms. Norell Lee, aged 67 was just one of her customary holidays till she flew to Everest region. After she witnessed the immensity of the Himalayan Kingdom and the divine Everest itself, the visit became, exceptionally, the best part of her life.
Norell Lee came to Nepal on 04 March 2014 for her 9 days heli based holiday. During these days, she explored the best of Nepal, Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan. After the medieval insights at the heritage squares of Kathmandu Valley, she flew to Pokhara for her heli tour to Annapurna Base Camp.
Flying above the Annapurna trail, the enchanting Gurkha settlements, the alpine hills and the panoramic ranges, she got to observe the highlights of one of the most sought after trekking destinations. When she flew to the lowlands of Chitwan, she was just spellbound see the dramatically contrast elevation of the country. And the wildlife tours added extra excitement to her stay. On 19 March, she returned Nepal again for her most anticipated heli tour to Everest, which turned out to be an epic experience!
Nothing in Nepal has singular manifestation. However, within the span of few days, Ms. Norell got the opportunity to experience the multiplicity of Nepal. And effortlessly too!
Nature is even more beautiful when its original color is “Black N White”
Here we have a short testimonial by Ms. Norell during the conversation we had at the end of the trip. After the testimonial have a look at Photo Gallery of Ms. Norell’s Helicopter Tour to Everest.
Best memory of the trip was helicopter ride to Everest. I would recommend fellow travelers to include the helicopter ride to Mt. Everest during their trip to Nepal.
Service of Explore Himalaya was excellent and faultless which I would rate with 5 stars. Kritee, my Tour Officer has been marvelous. She has made my tour seamless and taken responsibility for all arrangements.
One of the most thrilling airports of the world- Lukla 2840m
Frozen glacial lakes of Gokyo
Snow covered highland habitat
One more glimpse of Himalayan village covered by snow
One more black and white beauty in nature
Ms. Norell witnesses Mt. Everest so closely
Explore Himalayans experiencing boundless joys
Walk over the fresh snow- Probably the softest walk
Comfortable ride to the most beautiful corner of the world
Kongde Resort 4250m where even the snowfall can be heard
Amazing blend of soft white snow and black hard rocks
A continuous series of Himalayan doors open during the ride
Isolated treasures of Himalayas that trekkers even miss
Closer to Kathmandu the landscape below now turns into green
What a beauty! Landscape possible to capture only during Helicopter Tour
Our German guests Mr. Michael Hermsdorf and Mr. Moritz Thorenz explored the diverse sides of Nepal during three full days excursion of Nepal. The Mt. Everest Flight took them above the towering peaks in the Everest Region whereas; they explored cultural heritage of Kathmandu on a guided sightseeing tour to the Temple of Living Goddess Kumari at Kathmandu Durbar Square. The walk through the colorful and vibrant streets of Asan was equally interesting. They also enjoyed the wildlife activities at Chitwan National Park.
Here we have few beautiful lines they said after the completion of the tour.
Explore Himalaya is a great organization which prioritizes customer preferences at first place. Everything was perfect.Sabin, our tour guide was very polite and arranged everything as per our wishes. Thank you, we had a great holiday in Nepal.
Three Indonesian visitors Mr. Leonard Julius Paisa, Ms. Eunike and Mr. Irwan Silawan were probably lacked time. Yet, they had the strongest desire to witness the highlands of Nepal in the mighty Everest region. Explore Himalaya made their dream come true, arranging the Heli Tour to this exotic location in a very short notice. On May 11, 2013 the Indonesian visitors flew to one of the most thrilling airports of the world- Lukla on the Fishtail AS- 350 B3 chopper. On the same day, as the weather was favorable to them they took the most delightful aerial ride on the chauffer to Kalapattar. Kalapattar is the best view-point to view the mesmerizing views of 4 8000m plus Himalayan giants including the mighty Everest. Their heli tour was perfectly adventurous and memorable. The same day they flew back to Lukla and ended their Heli Tour with the wholeheartedly satisfied hearts.
Westphal Joachim and his friends wanted to fly on the helicopter from Kathmandu to Everest via Lukla on April. Explore Himalaya got an opportunity to guide them through the Himalayas in the Everest region. They were lacking time to go around the Himalayas thoroughly. They didn’t want to let go this opportunity to view the Himalayas when they were in the South Asia. They were pretty excited to tour around the Himalayan regions in Nepal.
Aerial view of Kathmandu- City of Temples.
Heli tour in Nepal beyond doubt takes you to the world of fantasy. The heli tour is specifically taking off in a chopper for the Aeriel view of the ancient Hindu Mega temple Pashupatinath, Buddhists pilgrimages Swayambhunath and Boudhanath, the cultural prides Narayanhiti Palace, Ranipokhari, Durbar squares of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur, Darhara, Singha Durbar and many more artistic delights of the Kathmandu valley. Gradually passing through the narrow transits between the mountains with the breathtaking Aeriel view of rivers bends, traditional villages, dense vegetation, still lakes, green fields and magnificent waterfalls the helicopter cross the threshold to the county of Great Himalayas. After landing at the airfield in Syangboche (12,340ft), ultimate groundwork will be made. A necessary groundwork to acclimatize the altitude will be followed by equipping every squad member with highly equipped mountaineering oxygen.Then the ultimate heli journey in the Himalayas started. The Aerial view of Everest 8848m, Nuptse7879m, Lhotse 8501m, Amadablam 6856m no doubt worths a shot. Mr. Westphal and friends were completely satisfied with the excitement and adventurous provided during the heli tour to witness the supreme beauty in the great Himalayas in the Everest region. After spending time viewing the Mt. Everest and other Himalayan ranges the helicopter flew back to Kathmandu.
Everest- A close up view from the helicopter.
Pics: Explore Himalaya.
Heli tours in Nepal gives an opportunity for the supreme Aerial view of the Himalaya nation.
Everest Heli Trek (6 Days) An elite adventure, this trip takes you to Khumbu Himal, the homeland of Nepal’s tough mountain tribe, the Sherpas. Trek to Sherpa villages that lie under the shadows of some of the tallest peaks in the world including Mount Everest and take an exciting heli tour to Kala Patthar (5242m), at the base of Mount Everest….
After arriving in Kathmandu we fly to Lukla, the ‘Gateway of Everest’. We trek for two days taking in the wonderful mountain scenery and Sherpa culture, with stopovers at Sherpa villages of Phakding & Namche ,finally arriving at Shyangboche – the site of the World’s Highest Skydiving Adventure ‘Everest Skydive’.
At Shyangboche we board the waiting Fishtail Air’s helicopter for our heli tour and fly over the towering Himalayan giants : Ama Dablam [6856m], Thamserku [6608m], Kantega [6685m] , Lhotse [8501m], Nuptse [7879m]and enter Mount Everest’s Western Cwm – a broad, flat, gently undulating glacial valley basin terminating at the foot of the Lhotse Face.
We fly close to these Himalayan giants and enter the Western Cwm. The Western Cwm, also known as the ‘Valley of Silence,’ is traversed by climbers using the southeast route to the summit of Everest. The view of the mesmerizing Gokyo Lake from aboard the helicopter is just amazing.
We stop briefly at Kala Patthar (5,545m) – one of the finest viewpoints to view Mount Everest up close and the site of the World’s Highest Cabinet Meeting (held on December 4, 2009).
After exploring and taking pictures, we leave Kalapatthar and fly towards Kongde Ri (4200m) which has the world’s highest full service luxury resort – Yeti Mountain Home, Kongde. At the resort, we sit out enjoying the panoramic views of Himalayan mountains and celebrate the completion of our Everest adventure over champagne and a sumptuous breakfast- a fitting finale to a wonderful and memorable trip.
After our meal we take the return flight to Kathmandu. Throughout your trek you will be accommodated at Yeti Mountain Homes, a chain of high end luxury resorts. At Kathmandu your address is the serene and tranquil Gokarna Forest Resort.
(Note: At high altitude , Oxygen system will always be at hand to help you deal with mountain sickness.)
Meeting and handling was welcoming and efficient. I felt great. My guide was very well known with the mountains in the region. The hotels in the city, I stayed in; Annapurna Fishtail had exceptionally fine services.