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Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter

The trek to Everest base camp is something that almost all trekking enthusiasts have dreamt of completing. There are some trekkers who want to enjoy both the trekking and an awesome helicopter ride back from the foothills of Mt. Everest. Gorakshep to Lukla helicopter ride is definitely for those trekkers.

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Helicopter rides are popular means to experience the remote and rural Himalayas. The Helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp is one of the popular Heli tours in Nepal. You can also enjoy other Heli tours in the Everest region. One of them is the Heli ride to Lukla from Gorakshep.

Thousands of trekkers trek to Everest base camp every year. But, all of them cannot complete the full back and forth trek. It takes the trekking of 8 days to reach Everest Base Camp. So, some people might be out of time and energy.

Gorakshep to Lukla Heli ride allows you to escape the trek back. You will also enjoy the aerial view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Amadablam, Lhotse, Changtse, Pumori, Nup II. It will allow you to enjoy the Himalayan terrain of the Khumbu region. It will also allow you to see the settlement of ethnic Sherpa people. It will definitely enrich your experience as you get a bird’s eye view of the mountains of the Everest region.

So, if you are thinking to enjoy the awesome experience of the Heli ride from Gorakshep to Lukla, contact us. We organize both the private helicopter tours and the group joining tours.

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Highlights of Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter

  • Mesmerizing views of the highest mountains of the world from the comfort of a helicopter.
  • Spectacular view of Khumbu Ice Falls and Gokyo lakes
  • The Amazing experience of flying over Sherpa villages
  • Aerial View of glaciated passes and green alpine forests

Best time for Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter

Weather condition greatly affects the Helicopter ride. We operate Heli services throughout the year in case of good weather. Yet, pre-monsoon season( March, April, and May) and post-monsoon season ( Late September to December) is the busiest time of the year.

These seasons are the peak time to trek Everest base camp. So, the helicopter ride service from Gorakshep to Lukla is quite busy at this time.

Every season offers different experiences to your helicopter ride. In spring, you can experience the majestic view of blooming rhododendrons. In autumn, you can see stunning mountain views as the sky is clear.

We operate even in monsoon in case of clear sky and good weather. You can trust your safety with us. We operate the Heli service ensuring the weather is suitable for flying. As our motto is ‘your safety is our responsibility, we do not compromise with your security. You will definitely have a ride of your life.

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Some Safety Notes on Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter

  • While onboard, you should fasten your seat belt
  • Don’t stand or change seats during your flight.
  • Do not throw any objects from the helicopter during your flights.
  • Please do not smoke once you get inside the helicopter
  • Don’t rush while getting inside or outside the helicopter.
  • You should carefully listen to the instructions of operators.

Cost of Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter

Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter Ride saves a hike of 3-4 days downhill. The helicopter can have a maximum of 4 people. The total charter costs $1500 for a group of 3 people. If you are a solo traveler then you can also join the group. The cost of joining a group is $600 per person.

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Some Other Helicopter Tours in Everest

If you want to explore more of Heli rides in the Everest region, you might want to have a look at some of our helicopter tours. Some of them are:

Lukla to Tengboche

Flight Duration: 12 minutes

It usually takes a hike of 4 days to reach Tengboche from Lukla. There are ten monasteries located in Tengboche. Among them, the Tengboche monastery is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

In the flight from Lukla to Tengboche, you will experience stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains and Monastery area. It includes peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and so on.

Lukla to Gokyo Lakes

Flight Duration: 30 minutes

Gokyo lakes comprise of 19 mountain lakes. These lakes are also the world’s highest freshwater lake system. You can also climb up to Gokyo Ri for spectacular views of snow-capped mountains and Ngozumpa glacier.

In the flight from Lukla to Gokyo lakes, you can have an aerial view of beautiful Gokyo lakes and the closer view of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.

Lukla to Everest Base Camp

Flight Duration: 20 minutes

It usually takes 8 days of trekking to reach Everest base camp from Lukla. Everest Base Camp is situated at an altitude of 5364m.

The Helicopter from Everest Base Camp to Lukla will fly over Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep and Khumbu glacier. You will also have a closer view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Lobuche and so on.

Lukla to Kalapathar

Flight Duration: 20 to 25 minutes

Kalapathar is the highest point in Everest Base Camp. It is at an altitude of 5644.5 m. Many trekkers climb to Kalapathar for a clear view of Mt. Everest.

In the flight from Lukla to Kalapathar, you can get a bird’s eye view of Mt. Everest, Changtse, and Lhoste.

Lukla to Syangboche

Flight Duration: 10 minutes

Hotel Everest View is the hotel located at the highest altitude in the world. It is in Syangboche. The flight from Lukla to Syangboche enables you to have breakfast sitting in the hotel located at the highest altitude looking at beautiful mountain ranges.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the number of people allowed in a helicopter?

Usually, a maximum of 4 people or a total of 400 kgs is allowed in a helicopter. However, the capacity also depends on the helicopter.

Does the helicopter fly in the allocated time?

The helicopter will definitely leave in the scheduled time unless the weather is not suitable for flying.

Are children allowed on Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter tour?

Yes, they are. You can bring your children on the tour after careful examination of their health.

How do I arrange for my charter?

There are two ways to arrange for your charter. You can make a direct call to us through the numbers provided on the Contact details of our webpage. Or, you can also fill up the form on the same page.

How can I book Gorakshep to the Lukla helicopter tour with your company?

You can book your trip through direct contact with us. You can pay us through visa card, cash or you can pay online.

Is there any provision of joining groups?

Yes, we provide group joining services. This provision is mainly for single travelers. It saves money. It also provides an opportunity to interact with other travelers from different part of the world.

Will there be Problems related to lack of Oxygen?

We have the facility of Oxygen in our flight. We will activate the supply as soon as we reach the altitude of 3000m.

What are the facilities in case of a Medical Emergency?

Your safety is our responsibility. So, in case of a medical emergency, we will take you to the nearest hospital.

Are the Pilots Experienced?

Yes, the pilots are highly trained and experienced. They are well- reputed and some of them are the best in South East Asia.

What are the Policies for a Refund?

If our helicopter could not take a flight due to bad weather then we will try to reschedule your flight. Even though if the flight is not possible then we will offer you a full refund.

Is there any extra charge in Gorakshep to the Lukla trip by Helicopter?

No, there isn’t any extra charge on your trip. Also, we have a reasonable amount for the trip.


Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter Ride is a beautiful experience to enjoy the majestic views of the mountains and landscapes from an aerial view. Some of the trekkers can get tired after the completion of the trek to Everest Base Camp. So, they want to escape the trek downhill. This is where Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter ride is useful. Some people might want to enjoy both experiences of trekking and Heli ride. It is definitely for those people.


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