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    Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara and birthplace of Buddha

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    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Duration
      08 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Easy Tour
    • Activities
      City Tour and Adventure Activities
    • Accommodation
      Standard and Luxury Options
    • Meals
      Bed and Breakfast Plan (BB Plan)
    • Mx.altitude
    • Vehicle
      Private Luxury Tourist Vehicles, Aeroplane and Helicopter
    • Max. People
    • Single Supplement
      USD 1000
    Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara and birthplace of BuddhaMap
    • StartsKathmandu, Nepal
    • EndsKathmandu, Nepal

    About - Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara and birthplace of Buddha

    Embark on an extraordinary journey with the "Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Birthplace of Buddha" tour, presented by Luxury Holidays Nepal Pvt. Ltd. This unparalleled 8-day adventure combines the thrill of a helicopter tour over the majestic Everest Base Camp with the serene luxury of Nepal's finest accommodations in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini. Experience the vibrant cultural tapestry of Kathmandu, the tranquil beauty of Pokhara, and the spiritual serenity of Buddha's birthplace in Lumbini, all while indulging in high-end amenities and exceptional service. This exclusive tour promises an unforgettable blend of natural grandeur, cultural richness, and luxurious comfort, tailor-made for those seeking an extraordinary travel experience.

    Cost Details:

    Standard Option - 4 Star: USD 2,399 per person
    Luxury Option - 5 Star: USD 2,799 per person
    Premium Option - 5 Star Luxury: USD 3,199 per person

    At Luxury Holidays Nepal, we take pride in being the premier choice for the "Everest Base Camp Helicopter with Kathmandu and Pokhara Luxury Tour." Our expertise and dedication to excellence ensure that every aspect of your journey is nothing short of extraordinary. From the breathtaking helicopter flight over Everest Base Camp, offering unparalleled views of the world’s highest peaks, to the opulent accommodations in the heart of Kathmandu and the serene beauty of Pokhara, our meticulously crafted tour is designed for unparalleled luxury and adventure. With our deep-rooted knowledge of Nepal’s rich cultural heritage and natural wonders, combined with our commitment to personalized service and comfort, we at Luxury Holidays Nepal are dedicated to providing an unforgettable experience that epitomizes luxury travel at its finest. Join us for an adventure where every detail is taken care of, ensuring your journey with us is as spectacular and majestic as the Himalayas themselves.

    Everest Helicopter Tour

    Experience the pinnacle of adventure on the Everest Helicopter Tour, a key highlight of the Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Birthplace of Buddha package. Soar above the breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas, witnessing the unparalleled beauty of the world's highest peaks. This helicopter journey offers an exclusive aerial view of Everest Base Camp and the famous Kala Patthar viewpoint, providing a unique perspective of Mount Everest in all its glory. The tour is not just a flight; it's an unforgettable experience of the Himalayas, combining luxury, thrill, and the awe-inspiring majesty of nature.

    Luxurious Accommodations

    The Luxurious Accommodations in the Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Birthplace of Buddha tour ensure an unparalleled level of comfort and elegance. Stay in some of the finest hotels in Nepal, including top-tier establishments in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini. Each hotel has been handpicked to provide not only comfort but also an insight into the local culture and hospitality. From the tranquil settings in Lumbini to the stunning views in Pokhara and the vibrant heart of Kathmandu, these accommodations are more than just a place to stay; they are integral to the luxurious experience of the tour.

    Cultural Exploration in Kathmandu

    The Cultural Exploration in Kathmandu is a significant aspect of the Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Birthplace of Buddha tour. Kathmandu, the historical and cultural heart of Nepal, is a treasure trove of ancient temples, palaces, and courtyards. This exploration includes visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, the stupa of Boudhanath, and the historic Swayambhunath Temple, also known as the Monkey Temple. Each site is steeped in history and offers a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Nepalese culture and tradition, making Kathmandu not just a stop but a cultural journey in itself.

    Serene Lumbini Visit

    The Serene Lumbini Visit is a soulful and peaceful highlight of the Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Birthplace of Buddha tour. Lumbini, known as the birthplace of Lord Buddha, offers a profound sense of spirituality and tranquility. This visit includes exploring the sacred Mayadevi Temple, the exact spot where Buddha was born, and strolling through the beautifully maintained gardens and monasteries. The atmosphere in Lumbini is one of peace and reflection, making it a perfect complement to the exhilarating Everest helicopter experience. This part of the tour provides a unique opportunity to connect with the spiritual heritage of Nepal in a serene and inspiring setting.

    Scenic Beauty of Pokhara

    Discover the Scenic Beauty of Pokhara on the Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Birthplace of Buddha tour. Pokhara is a natural paradise, nestled beside a tranquil lake and surrounded by stunning mountain ranges, including views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The tour in Pokhara includes visiting the iconic World Peace Pagoda, boating on the serene Phewa Lake, and exploring the mysterious Davis Falls. The city’s natural beauty is complemented by its laid-back atmosphere, making it a perfect place to relax and soak in the breathtaking landscapes. This segment of the journey offers a serene counterpoint to the adventure and cultural richness of the rest of the tour.

    Fine Dining and Local Cuisine

    Indulge in the Fine Dining and Local Cuisine featured in the Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Birthplace of Buddha tour. The culinary journey is an integral part of this luxury experience, offering a taste of the authentic flavors and diverse gastronomy of Nepal. From traditional Nepalese dishes to international cuisine, each meal is an opportunity to explore Nepal’s rich culinary heritage. The tour includes dining in some of the finest restaurants in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini, ensuring that every meal is a delightful experience. The farewell dinner in Kathmandu, featuring cultural performances, is not just a meal but a celebration of Nepalese culture and hospitality, providing a fitting end to an extraordinary journey.

    Guided Tours and Insightful Experiences

    The Guided Tours and Insightful Experiences in the Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Birthplace of Buddha package offer an enriching and educational aspect to your journey. These tours are led by experienced, knowledgeable guides who provide deep insights into each location’s history, culture, and natural beauty. Whether it's exploring the ancient streets of Kathmandu, uncovering the spiritual essence of Lumbini, or soaking in the natural splendor of Pokhara, these guided excursions ensure a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of every destination. Additionally, various interactive experiences, such as cultural performances and talks with local experts, add depth to your understanding of Nepal’s rich heritage and contemporary lifestyle, making your tour not just a trip but a learning journey.

    Personalized Service and Care

    Personalized Service and Care are the hallmarks of the Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Birthplace of Buddha tour, setting Luxury Holidays Nepal apart as a provider of high-end travel experiences. From the moment you arrive in Nepal, every detail of your journey is meticulously managed to ensure maximum comfort and satisfaction. This includes tailor-made itineraries that cater to your interests and preferences, attentive service from dedicated staff, and a commitment to excellence in all aspects of the tour. Whether it's arranging special meals, providing insights into local customs, or ensuring seamless travel and accommodation, the focus is always on creating a personalized and unforgettable travel experience. This attention to detail and customer-centric approach ensures that your journey is not only luxurious and comfortable but also uniquely tailored to your individual tastes and needs.

    Best Time for Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara and Birthplace of Buddha

    The Best Time to embark on the Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara and Birthplace of Buddha tour is typically during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These periods offer the most favorable weather conditions for both the Everest Helicopter Tour and the sightseeing activities in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini. During spring, the weather is warm with clear skies, providing excellent visibility for the helicopter tour and comfortable temperatures for exploring the cities. The landscape is also vibrant with blooming flowers, adding to the scenic beauty. Autumn, known for its clear skies and moderate climate, is another ideal time, especially for panoramic views of the Himalayas and pleasant city tours. Both seasons also coincide with various cultural festivals, adding an extra layer of richness to your travel experience.

    Important Notes on Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara and Birthplace of Buddha

    When planning for the Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara and Birthplace of Buddha tour, it's essential to consider the following Important Notes:

    • Altitude Considerations: The Everest Helicopter Tour reaches high altitudes. It's crucial to be aware of altitude sickness and take necessary precautions. Stay hydrated and inform the tour guide of any health issues.

    • Travel Insurance: It's highly recommended to have comprehensive travel insurance that covers high-altitude helicopter travel, medical emergencies, and trip cancellations.

    • Visa Requirements: Ensure that you have a valid visa for Nepal. Visas can be obtained on arrival at Kathmandu's airport, but it's advisable to check the latest visa regulations before travel.

    • Physical Fitness: While the tour is not physically demanding, a basic level of fitness will enhance your comfort and enjoyment, especially during city tours and short walks.

    • Cultural Sensitivity: Nepal has diverse customs and traditions. Travelers are encouraged to respect local customs, including dress codes and social etiquette, especially when visiting religious sites.

    • Weather Dependency: The Everest Helicopter Tour is highly weather-dependent. Flights may be delayed or rescheduled due to weather conditions, so it's advisable to have a flexible travel plan.

    • Personal Expenses: Budget for personal expenses such as meals not included in the package, souvenirs, and extra activities.

    • Connectivity: While major cities have good connectivity, remote areas during the helicopter tour may have limited network coverage.

    By keeping these points in mind, you can ensure a well-prepared and enjoyable experience on this luxurious and culturally rich tour.

    The Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Birthplace of Buddha tour is an exquisite journey that blends the thrill of a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp with the serene luxury of Nepal's most beautiful and culturally rich cities. From the awe-inspiring vistas of the Himalayas to the spiritual tranquility of Lumbini and the natural beauty of Pokhara, this tour offers an unparalleled experience. The luxurious accommodations and personalized services ensure comfort and exclusivity throughout your journey. Whether you are seeking adventure, spiritual enrichment, or simply a retreat into nature's lap with luxury, this tour promises to deliver an unforgettable experience, meticulously crafted to leave you with lasting memories and a deep appreciation of Nepal's diverse beauty and heritage.

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    What's Included

      All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport and hotel transfers
      Standard Options:
      Accommodation in 4-Star Hotel Kathmandu (Hotel Mulberry or Similar), Lumbini (Buddha Maya Gardens Hotel) and in Pokhara (Mount Kailash Resort or Similar Category) on a twin/double sharing bed and breakfast basis.
      Luxury Options: Accommodation in 5-Star Hotel Kathmandu (Kathmandu Marriott Hotel or similar), Lumbini (Tiger Palace Resort) and in Pokhara (Temple Tree Resort or Similar Category) on a twin/double sharing bed and breakfast basis.

      Premium Options: Accommodation in Kathmandu (The Dwarika's Hotel), Lumbini (Tiger Palace Resort) and Pokhara (The Pavilions Himalayas) on a twin/double sharing bed and breakfast basis.

      City sightseeing and entrance fees
      Fly from Kathmandu - Lumbini, Lumbini - Pokhara and Pokhara - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
      Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp and return on Sharing - 4 - 5 Hours
      All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • GUIDE:
      An experienced, helpful and friendly English-speaking Guide in Kathmandu, Lumbini and Pokhara
      All Nepalese staff daily wages, salary, food & clothing.
      Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Lumbini and Pokhara Valley by private vehicle and a professional guide.
      Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
      All government taxes and official expenses.

    What's Excluded

      International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
      Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
      Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu, Lumbini and Pokhara (Best Places To Eat)
    • ADD-ON:
      Ultra Light flight and Paragliding in Pokhara
      Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
      Travel Insurance (for trip cancellation, interruption, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.)
      Telephone Calls, Internet, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages.
    • FILMING:
      Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
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    • Group and Family Discounts
      Please contact us or send us an email at [email protected]
    • TIPS:
      Tips for the guide & driver. (Tipping is Expected).
    • EXTRA:
      Any other services, activities or personal expenses, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and other items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

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    Accommodation During Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara and the birthplace of Buddha

    During the "Everest Helicopter Landing with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the Birthplace of Buddha" tour, you will enjoy comfortable and luxurious accommodations in various locations. The type of accommodation can vary depending on your chosen package level (Standard, Luxury, or Premium). Here's an overview of the accommodations you can expect in each destination:


    • Standard Options: Accommodation in a 4-Star Hotel such as Hotel Mulberry or similar.
    • Luxury Options: Accommodation in a 5-star Hotel such as Kathmandu Marriott Hotel or similar.
    • Premium Options: Accommodation in a luxury hotel like The Dwarika's Hotel.


    • Standard Options: Accommodation in a comfortable hotel like Mount Kailash Resort or a similar category.
    • Luxury Options: Accommodation in a luxury resort like Temple Tree Resort or a similar category.
    • Premium Options: Accommodation in a high-end resort such as The Pavilions Himalayas.


    • Regardless of the package level, accommodations in Lumbini are often in 5-Star hotels such as Tiger Palace Resort.

    These accommodations typically offer well-appointed rooms, modern amenities, excellent dining options, and a range of services to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Please note that the specific hotels may vary based on availability and your chosen package, but they will always provide a high level of luxury and comfort.

    Transportation during Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara and the birthplace of Buddha

    During the "Everest Helicopter Landing with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the Birthplace of Buddha" tour, you will have access to comfortable and private transportation to ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey between the various destinations. Here's an overview of the transportation options:

    Ground Transportation:

    • Airport Transfers: You will have private ground transportation to and from Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu for your arrival and departure.

    • City Sightseeing Tours: Private vehicles and drivers will be provided for guided city sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, Lumbini, and Pokhara. These vehicles will be comfortable and well-maintained, allowing you to explore the attractions with ease.

    • Flights: The tour includes domestic flights between Kathmandu, Lumbini, and Pokhara. These flights are typically operated by reputable airlines, and you will have scheduled flights as per the itinerary.

    • Everest Helicopter Tour: For the Everest Helicopter Tour, you will board a helicopter that will take you on a scenic flight to Everest Base Camp and back, with a landing at Kala Patthar.

    All transportation arrangements are designed to provide you with comfort, convenience, and reliability throughout your journey. Whether you're exploring the cultural heritage of Kathmandu, enjoying the serene beauty of Lumbini, or experiencing the charm of Pokhara, you can expect well-organized and comfortable transportation services.

    Drinking water during Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara and the birthplace of Buddha

    Access to safe and clean drinking water is essential during your "Everest Helicopter Landing with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the Birthplace of Buddha" tour.

    • Bottled Water: Luxury Holidays Nepal will provide bottled water for you during your tour. This bottled water is sealed and safe to drink. You can usually find bottled water available in your hotel rooms and during transportation.

    • Purified Water: In some cases, Luxury Holidays Nepal provide purified or filtered water. They may have purification systems on their vehicles or in certain accommodations to ensure the water is safe to drink.

    • Purchase Along the Way: You can also purchase bottled water at various stops along your journey. There are shops and stores where you can buy bottled water in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and other tourist areas.

    • Water Purification Tablets or Filters: If you prefer, you can bring your own water purification tablets or filters. These can be used to treat tap or spring water, making it safe to drink.

    It's important to stay well-hydrated during your tour, especially when visiting higher altitudes like Everest Base Camp.

    Group Leader during the Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara and the birthplace of Buddha

    During the "Everest Helicopter Landing with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the Birthplace of Buddha" tour, you can expect to have a knowledgeable and experienced group leader or tour guide accompanying your group. The role of the group leader is essential in ensuring that your trip runs smoothly, and you have a memorable and safe experience. Here are some responsibilities and qualities of the group leader:


    • Tour Coordination: The group leader will coordinate all aspects of the tour, including transportation, accommodations, and activities. They will ensure that the itinerary is followed and that all logistics are well-managed.

    • Guided Tours: They will provide guided tours of the various destinations you visit, including Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini. They will share insights into the culture, history, and significance of each location.

    • Safety: Safety is a top priority. The group leader will be responsible for your well-being during the trip, especially during high-altitude activities such as the Everest Helicopter Tour. They will monitor your health and provide guidance on acclimatization.

    • Information: The group leader will provide information about local customs, traditions, and etiquette to ensure respectful interactions with local communities.

    • Problem Solving: If any issues or challenges arise during the tour, the group leader will work to resolve them promptly and efficiently.

    Qualities of a Good Group Leader:

    • Experience: They should have extensive knowledge and experience in leading tours in Nepal, particularly in the regions you will be visiting.

    • Language Skills: Proficiency in English is essential to communicate effectively with group members.

    • Cultural Awareness: A deep understanding of the local culture and customs is important for providing a culturally enriching experience.

    • Emergency Training: The group leader should be trained in first aid and emergency response procedures to handle any medical or safety situations.

    • Leadership Skills: Effective leadership qualities such as organization, communication, and problem-solving are crucial.

    Your group leader will play a significant role in enhancing your travel experience by providing valuable insights, ensuring your safety, and helping you make the most of your journey through Nepal's stunning landscapes and cultural treasures.

    (Click here to see the Guide Profiles


    If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, it's important to confirm your preferred tour date with us as soon as possible, to ensure availability and allow time for the necessary arrangements to be made, such as purchasing domestic air tickets and booking accommodations.

    It's recommended to confirm your spot on the tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour, to allow for any necessary preparations and arrangements.

    When confirming your booking, you'll typically need to provide a code and voucher number to us. This information can usually be submitted through a link, such as the Voucher Redemption link.

    Visa for Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara and the birthplace of Buddha

    For the "Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the Birthplace of Buddha" tour in Nepal, you will need a tourist visa to enter the country. Here are the key details and steps to obtain a tourist visa for Nepal:

    Visa Types: Tourist Visa: This is the most common type of visa for travelers visiting Nepal for tourism purposes.

    Visa Validity: Tourist visas for Nepal are usually issued for 15 days, 30 days, or 90 days.

    How to Obtain a Tourist Visa for Nepal:

    • On Arrival:

      • Most travelers can obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu or at other entry points in Nepal.
      • You will need to fill out a visa application form, which is usually available at the airport or border entry points.
    • Visa Fee:

      • The visa fee varies depending on the duration of your stay. Fees are usually payable in cash in US dollars or other major currencies.
      • As of my knowledge cutoff date in September 2021, the fees were as follows:
        • 15 days: USD 30
        • 30 days: USD 50
        • 90 days: USD 125
    • Passport and Photo:

      • You will need a valid passport with at least six months of validity from the date of entry.
      • You may also need a passport-sized photo (usually one or two) for your visa application.
    • Visa Extension: If you wish to extend your stay in Nepal beyond the initial visa duration, you can apply for an extension at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu or other immigration offices in Nepal.

    Please note that visa policies and fees may change over time, so it's essential to check the latest visa requirements and fees with the Embassy of Nepal or the official website of the Department of Immigration of Nepal before your trip.

    Additionally, some nationalities may be eligible for a visa on arrival, while others may need to apply for a visa in advance from a Nepalese embassy or consulate in their home country. Be sure to verify the specific visa requirements that apply to your nationality before traveling to Nepal.

    Book an international flight Everest Base Camp Helicopter with Kathmandu and Pokhara Luxury Tour

    If you're planning to do the Everest Base Camp Helicopter with Kathmandu and Pokhara Luxury Tour, you'll need to book an international flight to Kathmandu, which is the capital city and the main entry point for most visitors to Nepal. There are several international airlines that offer direct flights to Kathmandu from major cities around the world, such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangkok, Singapore, Dubai, Doha, and Istanbul.

    The cost and duration of international flights to Kathmandu vary depending on your departure city and the time of year. It's recommended to book your international flight well in advance to secure the best rates and availability.

    It's also important to check the baggage allowance and restrictions of your airline, as some airlines have stricter baggage policies than others, and excess baggage fees can be expensive. You can use the following options to book your flights.

    1. Expedia (
    2. Kayak (
    3. Skyscanner (
    4. Orbitz (
    5. CheapOair (
    6. Travelocity (
    7. Priceline (
    8. Google Flights (

    These websites allow you to compare flight options, airlines, and prices from different providers, and you can often find deals and promotions that may not be available elsewhere.

    When and where should you arrive for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter with Kathmandu and Pokhara Luxury Tour?

    For the "Everest Base Camp Helicopter with Kathmandu and Pokhara Luxury Tour," your arrival details and meeting point will be provided by Luxury Holidays Nepal, Luxury Holidays Nepal Pvt. Ltd., as part of your pre-trip information. However, I can provide some general guidance on when and where you should plan to arrive:

    Arrival Date: You should arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal, at least one day before the start date of your tour. This allows for a buffer day to ensure you are well-rested and prepared for the tour.

    Meeting Point in Kathmandu: The typical meeting point for such tours is your hotel in Kathmandu, which will be arranged by Luxury Holidays Nepal. Your tour representative will meet you at the hotel for a pre-trip briefing and to provide you with the necessary information and documents for the tour.

    Pre-Trip Meeting: You can expect a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu on the day of your arrival or the day before the tour begins. During this meeting, you'll receive information about the itinerary, safety guidelines, and any additional details about the tour.

    It's essential to provide your flight details to us in advance so they can arrange airport transfers and be aware of your arrival time. Additionally, make sure to check your tour confirmation and pre-trip communication from Luxury Holidays Nepal for specific instructions regarding your arrival.

    Currencies accepted during Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara and the birthplace of Buddha

    During your "Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the Birthplace of Buddha" tour in Nepal, the primary currency accepted for most transactions is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). However, in some tourist areas and larger cities, you may also find that US dollars (USD) are accepted, especially for larger expenses such as hotel bills and tour fees. Here's more information on the currencies accepted:

    • Nepalese Rupee (NPR):

      • The official currency of Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR), and it is widely accepted for all types of transactions.
      • You will need NPR for everyday expenses, shopping, dining, and local transportation.
    • US Dollars (USD):

      • US dollars are widely accepted in major tourist areas, hotels, and for some tour-related payments.
      • It's a good idea to carry small denominations of US dollars in case you need them for convenience, especially for larger expenses.
    • Credit and Debit Cards:

      • Credit and debit cards are accepted in many hotels, upscale restaurants, and larger shops in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
      • However, it's important to note that in more remote or rural areas, cash is often the only accepted form of payment.
    • ATMs:

      • You will find ATMs in Kathmandu and Pokhara, which dispense Nepalese Rupees. Some ATMs also allow you to withdraw US dollars.
      • While ATMs are readily available in cities, they may be less common in remote areas, so it's advisable to carry sufficient cash when traveling to more remote locations.
    • Currency Exchange: You can exchange foreign currencies, including US dollars and other major currencies, at banks, exchange counters, and authorized currency exchange offices in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and other major cities.

    • Traveler's Cheques: Traveler's cheques are less commonly used in Nepal, and you may encounter difficulties in finding establishments that accept them. It's often more convenient to use cash or cards.

    It's a good practice to carry a mix of Nepalese Rupees and US dollars, especially if you plan to visit areas that may have limited access to banking facilities. While larger cities and tourist destinations are likely to have a variety of payment options, it's important to have local currency on hand for smaller expenses and in more remote locations.

    Safety during Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara and the birthplace of Buddha

    Travel safety is a top priority during the "Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the Birthplace of Buddha" tour, and there are several important considerations to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey in Nepal:

    • Travel Insurance: Purchase comprehensive travel insurance that covers emergency medical expenses, trip cancellations, and evacuations, especially when visiting remote areas like Everest Base Camp.
    • Altitude Sickness Awareness: Be aware of the risks of altitude sickness when visiting high-altitude destinations. Acclimatize properly and listen to your guide's advice on altitude-related precautions.

    • Local Laws and Customs: Respect local laws and customs in Nepal. Dress modestly, ask for permission before taking photos of people, and be mindful of cultural sensitivities.

    • Weather Conditions: Be prepared for varying weather conditions, especially in the Everest region. Pack appropriate clothing and gear, including warm layers and rain gear.

    • Hydration and Health: Stay hydrated at higher altitudes and be cautious about what you eat. Consume safe, bottled or treated water and avoid street food that may cause digestive issues.

    • Communication: Ensure you have a means of communication, such as a local SIM card or a satellite phone, in case of emergencies. Mobile network coverage may be limited in remote areas.

    • Transport Safety: Use reliable transportation providers for flights, road journeys, and helicopter tours. Ensure the vehicles and helicopters meet safety standards.

    • Traveling in Groups: Stick together with your tour group and follow the guidance of your tour leader or guide. There's safety in numbers, especially in remote areas.

    • Secure Your Belongings: Keep your belongings secure and be cautious with valuables. Use hotel safes when available.

    • Emergency Evacuation Plans: Be aware of the emergency evacuation plans in place in case of medical emergencies. Helicopter rescues may be necessary at high altitudes.

    • Weather-Related Delays: Be prepared for possible delays due to weather conditions, especially for flights to and from remote airstrips like Lukla.

    • Travel Warnings and Advisories: Monitor travel advisories and updates from your country's embassy or consulate in Nepal.

    • COVID-19 Considerations: Stay informed about COVID-19 travel requirements and restrictions, and follow local health guidelines and protocols.

    By staying informed, being prepared, and following safety guidelines, you can have a safe and memorable experience during your tour of Everest, Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the Birthplace of Buddha.

    Internet and SIM Card for Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara and the birthplace of Buddha

    Internet access and obtaining a SIM card in Nepal are important considerations for staying connected and accessing information during your "Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the Birthplace of Buddha" tour. Here's what you need to know:

    Internet Access:

    • Internet access is available in major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, but it may be slower and less reliable in remote areas.
    • Luxury hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini typically offer Wi-Fi access to guests.
    • Be prepared for intermittent internet connectivity in more remote regions, including the Everest Base Camp area.

    Obtaining a SIM Card:

    • To stay connected via mobile data, you can purchase a local SIM card in Nepal. It's advisable to do this in Kathmandu or Pokhara, as options may be limited in more remote areas.
    • You'll need to provide a copy of your passport and a passport-sized photo to obtain a SIM card.
    • Major telecom providers in Nepal include Ncell and Nepal Telecom (NTC). Both offer 3G and 4G services in many areas.

    Coverage and Mobile Data Plans:

    • Check with the telecom provider for coverage in specific regions you plan to visit, especially if you intend to use mobile data in remote areas.
    • Purchase a mobile data plan that suits your needs. Plans are available for various durations and data allowances.
    • Top-up your SIM card with credit to ensure you can make calls and access data as needed.

    Mobile Network Coverage in Remote Areas:

    • While major cities have good mobile network coverage, it may be limited or non-existent in very remote areas, such as the Everest Base Camp region.
    • Satellite phones or emergency communication devices may be necessary for remote high-altitude trekking.

    Wi-Fi Access in Luxury Accommodations: Luxury hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini often offer complimentary Wi-Fi access in their premises, allowing you to stay connected while at your accommodations.

    Internet Cafes: Internet cafes are available in some urban areas where you can use computers with internet access for a fee.

    Online Communication Apps: Consider using messaging apps like WhatsApp or Viber for text messages, calls, and video chats. These apps can work well even with limited internet connectivity.

    Remember to activate international roaming on your mobile device if you plan to use your home country's SIM card, but be aware that roaming charges can be high. Obtaining a local SIM card in Nepal is generally more cost-effective for staying connected during your tour.

    Vaccinations & Immunization for Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara and Birthplace of Buddha

    Before embarking on the Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the Birthplace of Buddha tour, it is recommended that you consult with a healthcare professional or travel medicine specialist regarding any vaccinations or immunizations that may be required or recommended for travel to Nepal.

    The following vaccinations are recommended for travel to Nepal:

    • Hepatitis A
    • Typhoid
    • Polio
    • Meningitis
    • Tetanus and diphtheria

    It is also important to take precautions to prevent common illnesses such as traveler's diarrhea, which can be caused by contaminated food and water. You should drink only bottled or boiled water, avoid ice and raw or undercooked food, and practice good hygiene, such as washing your hands frequently.

    Health Issues During the tour

    During your "Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the Birthplace of Buddha" tour in Nepal, it's essential to be aware of potential health issues and take precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. Here are some health considerations:

    Altitude Sickness:

    • When visiting high-altitude destinations like Everest Base Camp, there's a risk of altitude sickness (acute mountain sickness, AMS).
    • Symptoms can include headache, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath.
    • To prevent AMS, acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and follow your guide's advice. Descend to lower altitudes if symptoms worsen.

    Vaccinations and Health Precautions:

    • Check with your healthcare provider or travel clinic for recommended vaccinations and health precautions for Nepal.
    • Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and tetanus vaccinations are often recommended for travelers to Nepal.

    Food and Water Safety:

    • Be cautious about what you eat and drink to avoid gastrointestinal issues.
    • Consume safe, bottled or treated water and avoid ice in drinks.
    • Eat hot, freshly cooked food, and avoid street food in areas with questionable hygiene.

    Hydration: At higher altitudes, you may not feel as thirsty, but it's crucial to stay well-hydrated to prevent altitude-related issues and dehydration.

    Medications and First Aid:

    • Carry a basic first-aid kit with essentials like bandages, pain relievers, antidiarrheal medication, and any personal medications you may need.
    • Consult your doctor about medications for altitude sickness if you have a history of AMS.

    Sun Protection: The sun's UV radiation is stronger at higher altitudes. Use sunscreen with a high SPF rating, wear sunglasses, and use lip balm with UV protection.

    Travel Insurance: Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, including helicopter evacuation if needed.

    Health Services:

    • Know the locations of medical facilities and clinics in the areas you'll visit.
    • In case of medical issues, seek prompt medical attention and inform your tour guide.

    COVID-19 Precautions:

    • Stay informed about COVID-19 travel requirements and restrictions in Nepal.
    • Follow local health guidelines and protocols, including mask-wearing and social distancing when necessary.

    Physical Fitness: - Be aware that some activities, such as trekking or hiking, can be physically demanding. Ensure you are physically fit and adequately prepared for the activities you'll undertake.

    Prioritize your health and well-being during your tour by staying informed, taking necessary precautions, and following your tour guide's advice. With proper preparation, you can have a safe and memorable experience in Nepal.

    Insurance for the tour

    Travel insurance is a crucial aspect of your "Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the Birthplace of Buddha" tour in Nepal. It provides you with financial protection and peace of mind in case of unforeseen events or emergencies during your journey. Here's what you should consider when purchasing travel insurance for your tour:

    Coverage to Look for in Travel Insurance:

    • Emergency Medical Coverage: This covers medical expenses in case of illness or injury during your trip. Given the potential for altitude-related health issues, including helicopter evacuations, make sure your policy provides adequate medical coverage.

    • Trip Cancellation and Interruption: This coverage reimburses you for non-refundable trip expenses if you have to cancel or cut your trip short due to covered reasons, such as a medical emergency or other unforeseen events.

    • Travel Delay: In case of delayed flights or other transportation disruptions, this coverage helps cover additional expenses such as accommodation and meals.

    • Baggage and Personal Belongings: Coverage for lost, stolen, or damaged luggage and personal items.

    • Emergency Evacuation and Repatriation: Given the remote locations you may visit, including Everest Base Camp, this coverage is essential for potential helicopter evacuations and emergency transportation back to your home country.

    • Travel Assistance Services: Access to 24/7 emergency assistance services for medical advice, locating medical facilities, and coordinating emergency evacuations.

    • Cancellation for Any Reason (CFAR): While not always included, CFAR coverage allows you to cancel your trip for reasons not covered by standard trip cancellation policies. It provides greater flexibility.

    Additional Considerations:

    • Ensure your insurance policy covers high-altitude activities like trekking and helicopter tours.
    • Check the coverage limits and deductibles in your policy to ensure they meet your needs.
    • Read the policy carefully to understand any exclusions and limitations.
    • Declare any pre-existing medical conditions to your insurer to ensure they are covered.
    • Carry a copy of your insurance policy and emergency contact numbers with you during your trip.

    When purchasing travel insurance, it's advisable to compare policies from reputable insurers, and consider working with a travel insurance specialist who can help you find the right coverage for your specific needs. Be sure to purchase insurance well in advance of your trip to ensure you are covered from the moment you book your tour.

    Altitude Variation on Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara and Birthplace of Buddha

    During your "Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Birthplace of Buddha" tour, you will encounter significant variations in altitude as you travel through different regions of Nepal. Here's an overview of the altitude changes you can expect:

    • Kathmandu Valley:

      • Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is located at an altitude of approximately 1,400 meters (4,600 feet) above sea level.
    • Pokhara:

      • Pokhara, a beautiful lakeside city and a gateway to the Annapurna region, is situated at an altitude of about 827 meters (2,713 feet) above sea level. It is significantly lower in altitude than Kathmandu.
    • Lumbini (Birthplace of Buddha):

      • Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, is located in the lowland Terai region of Nepal. It has an altitude of around 150 meters (492 feet) above sea level, making it one of the lowest-altitude destinations on your tour.
    • Everest Helicopter Tour:

      • The highlight of your tour will be the Everest Helicopter Tour, which includes a landing at Kala Patthar, a viewpoint near Everest Base Camp.
      • Kala Patthar is situated at a high altitude of approximately 5,545 meters (18,192 feet) above sea level. This is significantly higher than the other destinations on your tour.
      • The helicopter will take you from lower altitudes to this high-altitude location, and you will have the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest.

    The significant altitude variation, particularly during the Everest Helicopter Tour, requires careful acclimatization and preparation. Altitude-related health issues such as acute mountain sickness (AMS) can occur when ascending rapidly to high altitudes. It's essential to follow your tour guide's advice, take your time to acclimatize, stay well-hydrated, and be aware of altitude-related symptoms.

    Checklists for Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara and Birthplace of Buddha

    Preparing for your "Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Birthplace of Buddha" tour involves careful planning and organization. Here's a checklist to help you ensure that you have everything you need for a smooth and enjoyable journey:

    Travel Documents:

    • Passport (with at least six months of validity)
    • Visa for Nepal (if required; check with the Nepalese Embassy or consulate)
    • Travel insurance policy and contact information
    • Flight tickets (arrival and departure)
    • Photocopies of important documents (passport, visa, insurance, and itinerary)

    Health and Medications:

    • Prescription medications (enough to last the duration of your trip)
    • Basic first-aid kit (bandages, pain relievers, antidiarrheal medication, etc.)
    • Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, etc.)
    • High-altitude medication (if prescribed by a doctor)

    Money and Finances:

    • Sufficient cash in Nepalese Rupees (NPR) for daily expenses
    • Credit/debit cards (notify your bank of travel plans)
    • Small denominations of US dollars (for convenience)
    • Money belt or secure travel wallet

    Travel Gear and Clothing:

    • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots
    • Lightweight and moisture-wicking clothing suitable for layering
    • Warm clothing for high-altitude areas (jacket, gloves, hat, thermal layers)
    • Rain jacket or poncho
    • Sun protection items (sunscreen, sunglasses, lip balm)
    • Backpack for day trips and excursions
    • Camera or smartphone with charger and extra batteries
    • Electrical adapter and converter (if needed)
    • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries

    Communication and Electronics:

    • Mobile phone with a local SIM card or international roaming (optional)
    • Portable power bank for charging devices
    • Adapters for charging electronic devices

    Travel Accessories:

    • Travel pillow and eye mask for long journeys
    • Travel guidebook or maps of Nepal
    • Travel locks for securing luggage
    • Ziplock bags (for organizing and waterproofing items)


    • Backpack rain cover or waterproof cover
    • Snacks and energy bars (especially for trekking)
    • Reusable water bottle (with purification tablets or filter, if preferred)

    Important Notes:

    • Double-check the weather forecast for your travel dates and pack accordingly.
    • Be prepared for varying temperatures, from the warm lowlands to the cold high-altitude regions.
    • Inform a trusted person back home about your travel plans and itinerary.
    • Stay updated on any travel advisories or local regulations, especially related to COVID-19, before and during your trip.

    By following this checklist and making sure you have all the essential items, you can have a well-prepared and enjoyable journey during your tour of Everest, Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the Birthplace of Buddha.

    Trip Extensions

    If you have extra time to spare and want to extend your "Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Birthplace of Buddha" tour in Nepal, there are several exciting trip extensions and additional destinations you can consider exploring. Here are some options:

    • Chitwan National Park Extension:

      • Explore the wildlife and natural beauty of Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
      • Enjoy jungle safaris, wildlife viewing, and elephant rides in the park.
      • Experience the rich biodiversity of the Terai region, including the chance to spot rhinoceroses, tigers, and various bird species.
    • Annapurna Region Trekking Extension:

      • Embark on a trekking adventure in the Annapurna region, known for its stunning mountain vistas and diverse landscapes.
      • Choose from various trekking routes, including the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, or the longer Annapurna Circuit Trek.
    • Bhutan Extension:

      • Combine your Nepal tour with a visit to the neighboring kingdom of Bhutan, known for its pristine landscapes and unique culture.
      • Explore Bhutan's capital, Thimphu, visit ancient monasteries, and hike to the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery.
    • Tibet (Lhasa) Extension:

      • Extend your journey to Tibet, home to historic monasteries and breathtaking landscapes.
      • Explore the ancient city of Lhasa, visit Potala Palace, and experience the Tibetan way of life.
    • Pokhara Adventure Activities Extension: If you're a thrill-seeker, consider extending your stay in Pokhara to enjoy adventure activities such as paragliding, zip-lining, or white-water rafting.

    • Kathmandu Valley Cultural Tour Extension: Delve deeper into the rich cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley by visiting lesser-known historical sites, ancient temples, and local communities.

    • Mountain Biking and Cycling Extension: If you're a cycling enthusiast, explore the scenic trails and roads in Nepal on a mountain biking or cycling adventure.

    • Muktinath Temple and Upper Mustang Extension: Venture to the sacred Muktinath Temple and explore the unique landscapes of Upper Mustang, known as the "Last Forbidden Kingdom."

    • Langtang Valley Trek Extension: Experience the beauty of the Langtang Valley, located close to Kathmandu, with its stunning views of the Langtang Himalayas.

    • Relaxation and Wellness Retreat Extension: Unwind and rejuvenate with a wellness retreat in serene settings, such as yoga and meditation centers in Nepal.

    When planning trip extensions, consider your interests, the amount of time available, and any additional permits or visas required for specific destinations.


    Tipping in Nepal is a customary practice, and it's a way to show appreciation for good service. While tipping is not mandatory, it is appreciated and can make a positive difference in the lives of service providers in Nepal. Here are some general guidelines for tipping during your "Everest Heli with Luxury Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Birthplace of Buddha" tour:

    • Tour Guides and Porters: If you have tour guides or porters accompanying you during your trek or tours, it's customary to tip them. The amount can vary but is often around USD 5-10 per day for guides and USD 3-5 per day for porters. Adjust based on the level of service and your satisfaction.

    • Hotel Staff:

      • In luxury hotels, you can leave a tip for housekeeping staff. A small amount, such as USD 1-2 per night, is common.
      • It's also customary to tip restaurant staff if service charges are not included in the bill. Around 5-10% of the total bill is appreciated.
    • Drivers and Transportation: For drivers of private vehicles or taxis, it's common to round up the fare or leave a small tip as a token of appreciation.

    • Trekking and Adventure Activities: If you engage in adventure activities such as paragliding, white-water rafting, or zip-lining, you can tip the instructors or guides if you feel they provided excellent service.

    • Local Services: When receiving services from locals, such as assistance with luggage or directions, a small tip, like NPR 50-100, is appreciated.

    • Restaurants and Cafes: In upscale or touristy restaurants, tipping is common. You can add 5-10% to the bill as a gratuity.

    • Spa and Wellness Services: If you indulge in spa treatments or wellness services, it's customary to tip the therapists. Around 10-15% of the treatment cost is standard.

    • Trekking and Expedition Crew: For longer treks or mountaineering expeditions, there may be a crew of cooks, Sherpas, and other staff. Tipping is customary, and the amount can vary based on the length and complexity of the trek or expedition.

    Remember that tipping practices can vary among individuals and regions in Nepal. It's a good idea to carry small denominations of currency (both Nepalese Rupees and US dollars) to facilitate tipping.

    While tipping is appreciated, it's important to consider your budget and the quality of service received when determining the amount to tip. Tipping should always be done voluntarily and as a gesture of appreciation for good service.

    Embarking on a journey with Luxury Holidays Nepal is more than just exploring destinations; it's about immersing oneself in a world of unparalleled experiences. From the ethereal heights of Everest, accessible through a thrilling helicopter landing, to the rich tapestries of Kathmandu's cultural heritage, the serene beauty of Pokhara's landscapes, and the profound spiritual embrace of Lumbini, every facet of this curated expedition echoes luxury, depth, and authenticity.

    The meticulous details we weave into every aspect of this journey, be it the eco-friendly luxury accommodations, the personalized services, our sustainable tourism initiatives, or the unmatched expertise of our guides, stand as a testament to our commitment to excellence. We've ensured that each touchpoint of this expedition resonates with the discerning traveler's aspirations while honoring and celebrating the essence of Nepal.

    In this journey, travelers don't just witness the beauty of Nepal; they experience its soul. Every sight, sound, and sensation become part of an enduring narrative—a tale of adventure, luxury, and spiritual awakening in the heart of the Himalayas.

    As you contemplate this luxurious Nepalese odyssey, know that it promises more than memories. It offers a transformation, a deep connection, and a renewed perspective of the world's wonders. With Luxury Holidays Nepal, step into a realm where dreams converge with reality, and every moment is a testament to the art of luxury travel.

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