$1099pp – Everest Helicopter Tour w/Champagne Breakfast
Why We Love This Deal
Admire Everest up close via helicopter without breaking a sweat, then have a champagne breakfast as you enjoy breathtaking views of Everest at Yeti Mountain Home, the "world’s highest-altitude luxury lodge." (Bloomberg)
Usually US$2,000 per person, Ace the Himalaya is slashing US$901 off individual rates when you book as a group of four. At US$4,395 for four (US$1099 per person), you'll be saving nearly half off the usual rates of this 3.5 hour tour.
"This is as close as you can get to Everest without being on it ... nobody does it closer" -- Bloomberg
- Hotel/Airport pick-up & drop off by tourist vehicleEnglish-speaking guide
- Return flights between Kathmandu and Lukla
- 30-minute helicopter flight from Lukla to Kongde and back to Lukla
- Champagne Breakfast at Kongde
- All permits and entrance fees
- All government taxes, vat, and tourist service charges
- Vouchers for one are also discounted at US$1,399Click on the link to see a video of the experience you get
Why We Love It
- No need to endure tiring day-long walks to see Everest in person
- Helicopter flight around Everest allows you to "get a sense of what ascending that fabled peak is like" without having to do it (The Telegraph)
- The 2-hour long sky high breakfast experience allows you to take your time to admire four of the world’s six tallest peaks - Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Everest - as you dine
- Helicopters accommodate a maximum of 6 people
- According to Bloomberg, some tour companies charge as much as US$3,500 per person for the trip
Travelzoo Tip: If adventure is your middle name, book a 9-day Everest Base Camp Heli trek that requires half the effort of the regular EBC trek for US$1,650 per person. Groups of four enjoy 50% off regular prices at US$1,399 per person (US$5,595 for four people).
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About the Company
Founded in 2006, Ace the Himalaya Tours is a locally-owned inbound ground operator in Nepal that offers outdoor adventure journeys in Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and India.
Rated No. 2 out of nearly 800 tour companies on TripAdvisor, the company and its staff are well reviewed by genuine travelers from around the world for their service and professionalism.
Hear what the founder, staff and satisfied customers say about the company in this video.
How to Book: Purchase a voucher from Travelzoo then email Ace the Himalaya at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your tour. Reservations are subject to availability and early booking at least 60 days in advances is encouraged. Please confirm departures before booking your flights.
Cancellation Policies: Once the trek is reserved, cancellations are not allowed once the booking has been confirmed. Changes must be made at least 20 days prior to departure date, and guests will have to pay a US$200 amendment fee directly to Ace the Himalaya. For the half day tour, in the event the helicopter cannot take off because of bad weather, any technical reasons or if the minimum number of travelers is not met, the day tour will be fully refunded. For the trek, the cost of the helicopter ride which is valued at US$250 per person will be refunded if it is cancelled. Voucher is subject to forfeiture if there's a no show. This deal cannot be combined with other offers. Voucher(s) must be used in 1 visit.
Other Policies: There is a minimum group size of two persons for a guaranteed departure. If you wish to enjoy a private helicopter flight you can pay an additional US$900. A private trek is an extra US$500; the helicopter ride will still be shared with up to 5 other travelers. These extra costs are payable to Ace the Himalaya. If there are more than 5 passengers in the helicopter, the pilot assists as a guide.
Tours do NOT include: Nepal entry visa (obtained upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days is US$40 or equivalent foreign currency; lunch and dinner during the trek; lunch and dinner in Kathmandu; international airfare and airport departure tax; travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation; international airfare and airport departure tax; alcoholic, hot and cold drinks; personal trekking equipment; tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected); any other expenses which are not mentioned in the 'Included' section of the itinerary.