This unforgettable aerial journey takes you to the historic site of the World’s Highest Cabinet Meeting at Kala Patthar plateau of Everest Base Camp. This is the place where Nepal Government held the world’s highest cabinet meeting on December 2009 to raise concerns over the melting Himalayan glaciers due to global warming.
Nature lovers, holiday makers and extreme adventure enthusiasts can now visit Kala Patthar and have a closer view of Mt Everest or hold a corporate meeting. The visit to Kalapatthar (17192 ft / 5242m) will include two Aircrafts – AS 350 B3 Helicopter and Pilatus PC-6 single engine Aircraft.
You begin your aerial journey from Kathmandu airport with one PC-6, single engine Aircraft and B3 Helicopter taking off simultaneously. Moving eastwards, the aircrafts fly parallel to the Himalayan range, allowing those on board a magnificent vista of the towering Himalayn peaks. The aircrafts finally land at the airstrip in Syangboche (12,340ft), where final preparation on equipments and oxygen system will be made. A set of Oxygen system consisting of 4 liter cylinder of Mountaineering Oxygen fitted with regulator and hi-tech Top Out Mask will be provided. Once equipped, the AS 350 B3 shall make shuttles to Kalapatthar, 4 passengers at a time. You will be given ample time to explore and enjoy the ‘close-up’ views of Mt.Everest and other peaks. Those who want to conduct a corporate meeting, this will indeed be a ‘high- level’ experience!
Situated in the Khumbu or Everest region of eastern Nepal, Kala Patthar is a rocky brown hill a few distance away from Gorakh Shep, EBC. Kala Patthar offers close views of the mighty Mt. Everest, Pumori Peak, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and other Himalayan giants.
There is a flat ground or plateau lying at an elevation of 17,982 feet/ 5,242m, which serves as an ideal place for helicopters to land. This is where our skydivers made the highest skydive landing in October this year and where the historic cabinet meeting was held today.
Google Map showing Mt.Everest, Kala Patthar & Gorakh Shep
A glacial lake below Kala Patthar
Kala Patthar Plateau- Site of the historic Cabinet Meeting
Mesmerizing views of Ama Dablam peak- Enroute to Gorakh Shep EBC
Ten years before, this place used to covered with snow year round, according to locals – An impact of global warming on our Mountain Environment
White snowy peaks are transformed into rocky bare pinnacles – An effect of climate change
The meeting and handling was very good and on time. We were provided lots useful tips about the Kathmandu and trek. During trek our trekking staffs were very helpful. Lodges were good with warm welcome every time. Itinerary was good and flexible and adapted to our needs.