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Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter

Are you in search for a helicopter tour to Lukla from Kathmandu? Have a look at our Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter tour package.

A scenic helicopter flight is an alternative way to travel from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the starting point for trekking and mountaineering in the Everest region.

The adventurous Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter tour is especially for the trekkers who are short on time. The tour will allow such travelers to experience the serenity of the Himalayas.

Furthermore, the splendid helicopter tour takes you to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. It is one of the highest airports in the world situated at an altitude of 2,843m.

Lukla is a small but beautiful village settled by ethnic Sherpa people. The stunning village offers splendid vista for mountain peaks of the Everest region.

Upon your arrival at Lukla, a lunar view of Ganesh Himal 7,422m and Langtang Ri 7,205m will welcome you. The Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight also offers you perfect views of rivers, and villages.

In addition, you will enjoy the spectacular views of the glaciers of the Himalayas.

Types of Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Tour

Group Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Tour

You will also have the option to join a group for your magnificent Helicopter tour. The cost will be relatively cheaper compared to the private helicopter tour as you will be sharing the price.

You can enjoy the scenic flight with your friends, families and travel enthusiast. In addition, you can book the group helicopter flight on your preferred time and schedule.

We can also manage a group flight for single travelers and trekkers. You can also let us know if you have any queries about the Group Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Tour.

Private Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Tour

The Private helicopter flight is one of the best ways to explore the Himalayan views. You can schedule the private helicopter flight according to your time and preferences.

The private helicopter can occupy up to 5 people at a time. So, you will have plenty of space to move around and relax in comfort. So, you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the high Himalayas to the full extent.


  • Delightful views of the mountain range above 8000m.
  • Opportunity to witness the beautiful green hills and tranquil waterfalls
  • Stunning view of Lukla airport surrounded by high mountains, small huts, and alpine forests
  • A scenic flight over the clouds and high snowy landscapes
  • Exotic beauty of flora and fauna in the Everest region

Things you need to consider for Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter tour

  • There will be additional charges if the helicopter flight duration extends than usual.
  • The helicopter has the capability to land to an elevation of 7000m. So, you can enjoy the flight without any insecurities about the landing.
  • You can cancel the flight 48 hours before the tour.
  • If the flight delays or gets canceled, you won’t have to pay any charges.
  • You should deposit half of the full payment during the booking of the tour and pay the remaining amount prior to the Helicopter flight.

Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter tour cost

The Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter tour costs as follows:

Itinerary Cost(Private Helicopter) Cost (Shared flight) Weight limit
Kathmandu – Lukla $3,000 $5,00 per person 5,00kg ( Maximum pax of 5 people)

Lukla Airport in Main Seasons

Lukla is one of the major tourist attractions in Nepal. It is the busiest hub for mountaineering and trekking expedition. More than 10,000 trekkers and travelers explore Lukla and the Everest region.

Autumn and Spring are the best time of the year to travel to the Everest region. February-April and September-November fall under these seasons. During this time around, the sky is crisp and clear.

So, you can enjoy the crystal clear views of the high mountains during the helicopter flight. The forest is also lush with green vegetation.

Thus, a huge number of travelers flock this region in the peak seasons of the year. Therefore, the number of crowds can fade the aesthetic value of the destination. So, you can also commence the helicopter flight to Lukla in Summer and Winter season.

These seasons have their own ambiance and charm to them. Since you’ll be traveling most of the journey in Helicopter, you won’t have to deal with slippery and snowy trails. So, you can enjoy the mountains with the unique climatic condition of the Everest region

However, due to the unpredictable weather, you might have to face slight difficulties. Therefore, you must observe the weather news, past records, before you start the tour.

Other Helicopter tours in the Everest Region

Our travel agency regulates various helicopter rides in the Everest region. These helicopter tours are available at any time of the year. Therefore, you can plan a scenic mountain helicopter flight to the Everest region.

Our helicopter flights are safe and comfortable as we ensure your well being by providing emergency evacuation and medical aid. In addition, the following helicopter tours are also suitable for people of all age groups, and people with physical disabilities.

Kathmandu to Namche Helicopter tour

The helicopter tour from Kathmandu to Namche is one of the popular flight tours in the Everest region. Namche is the hotspot for numerous trekking in the Everest region. So, you can also proceed towards their trekking destinations after your arrival at Namche.

Moreover, the helicopter flight to Namche is also preferred by those who want to avoid a trek from Lukla to Namche. This flight will take you directly from Kathmandu to Namche over a span of 45 minutes.

The helicopter flight offers the views of incredible landscapes, rivers, valleys, and monasteries Likewise, you will find the helicopter tour highly comfortable and rewarding with close views of the frozen waterfalls and mountains.

Lukla to Kala Patthar Helicopter

Kala Pathar is the best viewpoint of the Everest region. The Lukla to Kala Pathar helicopter flight lasts for 15 to 20 minutes. During the course of the trip, you will have an astonishing 360 degrees panorama of the Everest massif.

The scenic helicopter flight takes you to the heights of at Kalapathar 5,645m. It is truly a mesmerizing experience as the surrounding scenarios are truly majestic. However, your stay at Kalapathar is short due to the risk of High altitude sickness.

Nevertheless, you will enjoy the true beauty of the Everest region. The sights of the giant Himalayas and glaciers will take your breath away.

Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight

Gorakshep lies 151 kilometers away from the Kathmandu valley. So, the duration for the helicopter flight from is slightly longer than the other helicopter tours. It will take approximately take around 65 minutes to reach your destination at Gorak Shep from Kathmandu.

During the course of the flight, you will be able to enjoy beautiful views of Himalayas, hills and village settlements. So, it will certainly be one of the most enjoyable moments of your life.

Find more at Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter


Who can join the Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Tour?

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is suitable for everyone despite their age. The helicopter tour is suitable for physically challenged and time-bound travelers. So, there is no restriction for this wonderful adventure.

How can I book Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Tour with your company?

Booking yourself a helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is an easy process. You can book the helicopter flight tour from anywhere in the world. Bookings can be made online or by contacting us by email, phone or social media. Furthermore, we will need the exact date of your arrival and a copy of the passport.

What happens if Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter tour gets canceled due to bad weather conditions?

If the helicopter tour gets canceled due to bad weather conditions, we will arrange and fix a flight the next morning. However, if you don’t have sufficient time, you can get a refund depending on our terms and conditions.

Is there any helicopter ride to Kala Patthar?

Yes, we do have a tour package featuring a scenic mountain flight to Kala Patthar. The adventurous flight takes you over the high Himalayas and over the Khumbu glacier in the Everest region.

However, sometimes the wind condition and pressure at the high elevation makes the trip difficult. Nonetheless, with the help of our pilots with vast experience, the trip will be a piece of cake.

What is the maximum number of people flying in one helicopter?

The maximum number of passengers for the helicopter flight is five people. The helicopter cannot operate efficiently with 8-9 pax. However, it will also depend on your weight as well. Yet, the number of passengers won’t exceed any more than five.


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