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Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight - 1 Day

  • Duration 1 Day
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts at Gorakshep
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 5160 Meters (Gorakshep)
  • Group Size 1 to 5
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Lovely experience as you get the aerial view of the tallest peak in the world, Mount Everest (8848 meters).
  • As you fly on the helicopter you will also get to see several other Himalayan ranges standing still with snow-covered peaks.
  • On this helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu, you can also get a glimpse of the Sherpa villages, their lifestyle, and lush vegetation.
  • As the helicopter ride starts from the Everest region, you can also see many climbers on their way to the summit of Mount Everest.
  • This is also a perfect ride for trekkers who are tired from walking up to the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar.
  • The helicopter also flies over the Khumbu Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal, located between Mount Everest and Lhotse Ridge.
  • Furthermore, you can see the changes in topology, vegetation, climate, houses, and almost everything as the flight comes from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.
  • A luxury return from such an amazing Everest Base Camp Trek with no physical strain while returning at all.

Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Overview

A helicopter Flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu is a perfect way to make your Everest Base Camp Trekjourney easy and quick. After walking for so many days and reaching the base camp of the tallest peak in the world, returning to Kathmandu on a one-hour heli ride would be an amazing experience.

The Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter flight is a luxurious way to return from the Everest Region Trek. The beauty of the Himalayas is not just in walking around them but also when you look at them from the air. To see Himalayan beauty closely and to appreciate the peaks, Green Valley Nepal Treks has brought you the helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.

If you have ever tried a helicopter ride before, you must know that they offer better views of the surrounding environments and are more thoroughly explorable. Now picture this, you are so tired after trekking in the Everest region, having no intention to walk back down. What would it be like to get on a helicopter and come back to Kathmandu flying above the multiple landscapes, vegetation, traditions, villages, cities, etc.?

Wouldn't that be amazing?

Yes, the Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter ride flies for that exact purpose. The magnificent helicopter journey takes around one hour to complete the 151-kilometer journey from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. You will cut the number of days you had planned for trekking by half. You will arrive in Kathmandu in a single day thanks to the helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.

Saving your time, saving your energy, saving yourself from exhausting on the way down, and saving you from such a tiring walk to the Lukla Airport. The Heli flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu certainly is a savior of the Everest region trekkers. So, if you are in for an amazing flight above the Himalayan range of Nepal, try the Heli Ride from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.

With Green Valley Nepal Treks, we ensure you one of the best non-stop heli rides to Kathmandu from Gorakshep. Come on up and enjoy a perfect time in the air with our heli ride for more information or regarding the cost of the heli ride from Gorakshep to Kathmandu, check the sections below or contact us.

Benefits of Booking Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight with us

Green Valley Nepal Treks has been actively organizing helicopter flights in the Everest Region for more than two decades. Our experienced panel of professionals is well-known in almost every corner of the Everest region. Therefore, if you go for the helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu with Green Valley Nepal Treks, you are in for several benefits:

  • A helicopter flight with GVNT will be in for a luxurious return from the Khumbu region, Gorakshep to Kathmandu.
  • We make sure the helicopter pilot is well-experienced and ensures a smooth flight for the tourists.
  • In case the tourists take this because of any injuries, we provide first-aid kits and treatments even during the flight.
  • Except for any unforeseen weather conditions, we make sure that the helicopter takes off and lands within the given time frame.
  • If you are booking this flight to experience the aerial view and enjoy a heli ride above the Himalayas, our guide will give you a thorough description of every place.
  • Green Valley Nepal Treks also ensures that the helicopter chartered is in perfect condition with no minor defect or risk.
  • Last but not least, you can expect a very reasonable cost for the Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu with Green Valley Nepal Treks.

What You Can Expect from Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight?

In Gorekshep, the final inhabited hamlet in the Khumbu region, our team will pick you up from a helipad and drop you off at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. It may occasionally be necessary for you to make a quick halt in Lukla to refuel.

Your eyes will be treated to breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains of the Everest region, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbutse, and so on since your heli trip begins in Gorakshep, which is near Mt. Everest itself. During your heli trip, you will also get a fantastic view of the massive Khumbu glacier.

As you get further away from the Himalayan peaks, you will be treated to aerial views of the stunning terrain and lush flora. A view to die for, the captivating aerial viewpoint of the surrounding Sherpa towns, wildflower-covered woodlands, yaks grazing in the meadows, pure rivers, and waterfalls are undoubtedly breathtaking.

Those are rare sights to behold. All things considered, the Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter ride is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is full of enjoyment, excitement, elegance, and adventure.

Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Cost 2024 and 2025

The Gorakshep to Kathmandu heli flight has two different types. One is on a sharing basis and the other is a private booking. The price of both sharing and private flights are the same if broken down per person rates. You can check the table below to know the rates of the Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter ride or contact us directly.

  • Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Cost on Sharing Basis for 2024 and 2025

No. PaxStarting PriceFlight Type Action
1 PaxUSD 1300Sharing BasisCheck Availability
2 PaxUSD 1250 per personSharing BasisCheck Availability
3 PaxUSD 1200 per personSharing BasisCheck Availability
4 PaxUSD 1175 per personSharing BasisCheck Availability
5 PaxUSD 1150 per personSharing BasisCheck Availability

Group joining packages are available for the helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. The helicopter ride is made simple and available to all travelers by the group joining it. It also significantly cuts down on waiting time. A group can contain no more than five members.

The passengers will split the entire cost, which results in a large reduction in each person's expense. For a convenient and efficient flight, you can arrange for a group to board a helicopter. This ride has set departure dates, so it's best to reserve your seat as far in advance as possible.

  • Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Cost on a Private Basis for 2024 and 2025

No. PaxStarting PriceAction
1 PaxUSD 4900Book Now
2 PaxUSD 2450 per personBook Now
3 Pax USD 1750 per personBook Now
4 Pax USD 1350 per personBook Now
5 Pax USD 1250 per personBook Now

A private helicopter flight means one whole helicopter will only be booked for a single group. If you go to the Everest Region trek with your private group and all of you want to return on a heli, you can book a private heli ride from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.

Day to Day Itinerary
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Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight is a fantastic way to enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the Everest region from above and save some time on your trek. The flight takes about 1 hour and covers a distance of 151 kilometers. Here's a Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight itinerary of what you can expect:

  • Early Morning in Gorakshep

You will wake up at Gorakshep, the last location of human settlement on Everest Trek. Enjoy the cool morning air and the stunning view of Everest if the weather permits. You will have a light breakfast at your tea house then pack your belongings and check out of your tea house.

  • Transfer to Helipad in Gorakshep

A short transfer from Gorakshep to the nearby helipad will be arranged by a representative of Green Valley Nepal Treks. While waiting for your helicopter flight, take in the panoramic views of the Himalayas. You might even spot some climbers on their way to Everest Base Camp.

  • Helicopter Flight from Gorakshep

You will board your helicopter and get ready for a thrilling ride. Flights typically take around 40-60 minutes, depending on weather conditions to reach Kathmandu. As you ascend, witness the incredible scenery of the Khumbu Valley unfold beneath you. You will see towering peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.

Soak in the breathtaking views of glaciers, valleys, and Sherpa villages. You might even fly over Namche Bazaar, a bustling Sherpa town. You are completely free to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing Everest from a bird's-eye view. You can also capture stunning photos and videos of the majestic mountains for long-lasting memories.

  • Short Break at Lukla

For a brief stopover to refuel, your chopper will land at Lukla. You can take in the breathtaking scenery of Lukla, which is encircled by hills covered in dense foliage.  Additionally, you will see the world's most dangerous airport, which is used for aircraft landing and takeoff.

  • Arrival in Kathmandu

After refueling, your helicopter aircraft will depart from Lukla and arrive at the domestic terminal in Kathmandu. The journey will be smooth and beautiful, providing an unforgettable perspective of the Himalayas. Aside from that, the helicopter offers an amazing view of the Kathmandu Valley. To get to your Kathmandu hotel from the airport, you can either reserve a cab in advance or hire one when you get there.

  • 2 to 3 Hours
  • 151 Kilometers

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Cost Includes
  • A scenic flight in a helicopter from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.
  • Emergency Oxygen (if needed).
  • A professional and seasoned pilot
  • Bottled water in the Helicopter itself.
  • Helicopter ticket cost.
Cost Excludes
  • Any meals or drinks during the one-hour flight.
  • International flight fares.
  • Nepal Entry VISA fee.
  • Tips are given before, during, or after the flight to anyone.
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Why Book the Helicopter Flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu?

The expectations with this flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu vary from person to person. With that, what we mean to say is that trekkers can book this flight because of different reasons.

For some, this might be a luxurious and easy return from the base camp, whereas, for some, it may be because of several different health issues. Green Valley Nepal Treks organize the helicopter flight in both cases.

Here are a few of the expectations that you can have while returning to Kathmandu from Gorakshep in a helicopter:

  • Luxurious Return after a Tiresome Trekking

Helicopters have always been a means of luxurious traveling. The same goes for the helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. Just imagine getting a view of the majestic Mount Everest along with so many other peaks and valleys from an aerial view.

As interesting and adventurous as it had been while ascending to the Everest Base Camp, the same will happen while returning in a helicopter flight. However, one thing will be a little different and that is helicopter ride will be almost 95 times more luxurious than trekking.

  • Perfect Way to Save Time

Walked the trek, reached the Everest Base Camp, descended to Gorakshep, and then you see a text from your boss, "The office resumes in 3 days and I want everyone to be present from the first day compulsorily." What would you do in that situation?

Well, that was just a hypothetical situation but there might sometimes be cases where you need to make changes in the plan or return as soon as possible. In such cases, a helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu is a perfect package to book. This helicopter ride can save unto 4-5 days of your journey to the Everest region, which means that you can be back in Kathmandu around 4 days before the actual end of the trip.

  • Aerial Vistas of the Mountains

Trekking in the Everest region takes you only to the base camp. From there you can see Mount Everest and many other peaks but they are still way too high to see the actual summit. That is where you need to book the Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter flight. Climbing those peaks can certainly be very expensive and time-consuming as well and not everyone can reach the summit.

However, with the Helicopter flight, you can reach even higher than those peaks. No physical tension, no walking for such a long time in such outrageous and difficult terrain, just seat in the helicopter and flying above the mighty Himalayas.

  • Reasonable Helicopter Ride Experience

One of the best things that you can expect with this package is the reasonable and budget-friendly heli ride across the Himalayas. Yes, Green Valley Nepal Treks offers a perfect Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu flight cost. Therefore, this package could be one of the best ways to get on a fly above the Himalayas while talking to the guide.

  • Perfect Way for Emergency Evacuation

As the Everest region trek is a comparatively challenging route, the risks of altitude sickness and many other health issues are common. If such risks arise during the adventure, a heli tour from Gorakshep to Kathmandu certainly is the best option.

To get on a plane you will still have to walk down to Lukla but for a helicopter, you can do that from Gorakshep itself. The helicopter takes you from Gorakshep to Kathmandu within an hour or so.

Therefore, if there are any health emergencies or issues, we recommend you book the helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu package. This is the best way to take the patient or casualty to the hospital as soon as possible for proper treatment.

Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Best Time

The best time to take a helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu is during the spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November) seasons. This is because the weather is typically clear and stable during these months, with minimal chance of rain or snow. This will give you the best views of the mountains and make the flight more enjoyable.

The summer (June to August) can also be a good time to fly, but the weather can be more unpredictable, with occasional thunderstorms. The winter (December to February) is the least popular time to fly, as the weather is cold and snowy, and the days are shorter.

Note: No matter what time of year you choose to fly, be sure to book your flight in advance, as helicopters can fill up quickly, especially during the peak seasons.

Safety and Weight Limit of Helicopter Flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu

Regardless if it is a trekking journey or a helicopter ride, customers' health has always been the priority for Green Valley Nepal Treks. Therefore, we also take your health very seriously and make sure that the arrangements are made with your health as the center of concern.

Besides, here are a few more instructions on the safety and weight limit of the Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter flight:

  • We suggest trekkers listen to and understand the safety briefing given by the guide and the pilot before the flight.
  • Do not panic or hurry while getting in or getting out of the helicopter.
  • The normal weight limit of a helicopter flying from Gorakshep to Kathmandu is 500 kg. So, make sure that you do not violate the weight limit.
  • In case there is a casualty in the helicopter, put on the oxygen mask as soon as they get into the helicopter.
  • Green Valley Nepal Treks works with the best-in-business aviation companies with highly accountable pilots. Therefore, you can be assured of a safe flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.

Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Booking Procedure

Want to book the Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight at the most reasonable cost with Green Valley Nepal Treks? You can do that from our website itself or you are also free toconnect with us via WhatsApp or call us at +977 9841 392186 (Arjun Pandey).

Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter flight can be booked in two conditions; when you know that's how you return from the Everest region on a helicopter or in the case of unforeseen and sudden situations. Booking the Gorakshep to Kathmandu flight by helicopter with Green Valley Nepal Treks is easy and convenient in both of these conditions.

Sometimes, trekkers make up their minds while ascending because they cannot think of walking down to Lukla from Gorakshep. If so, you can simply go to the top of this package and fill in the details on the right side of the package.

Note: Don't forget to specify whether you want a shared flight or a private flight.

If it is a case of emergency, you can talk to the guide and he will convey the message to us. From there, we can make arrangements for a helicopter to fly you from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. In case of extreme situations, the helicopter lands directly on the hospital.

Bookings can be confirmed by paying 10% of the total package cost and the rest can be paid later before taking the service or in case of emergency evacuations, after you reach Kathmandu. We offer a very easy payment interface on the website itself where you can pay via card or bank transfer. Besides, you can also make cash payments by visiting our office at Thamel.

What our travelers saysClient Reviews
  • TripAdvisor

    First Heli Experience For The Group Of Us Five!

    Don't know if this was a coincidence or whatever we call it but we were five people trekking to Everest Three Passes. The trail was seriously difficult for us as we come from the United Kingdom and the tallest mountain there stands at an altitude of 1345 meters.

    Here, even the base camp is above 5000 meters. As we were walking and reached the third pass, we made up our mind that walking down to Lukla was not possible. So we called Arjun as we went with Green Valley Nepal Treks and he said we could do this helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu that takes about an hour.

    We listened to him and came to Kathmandu watching the amazing vistas of the mountains and valleys. What a lovely experience it was!

    H
    HendrikMay 27, 2024United States
  • TrustPilot

    Almost Exhausted During The Trek But Saved By The Helicopter!

    I felt some mild symptoms of altitude sickness at Kalapatthar but I tried to ignore those thinking they were common. But as we were about to reach Gorakshep, I was brutally affected by altitude sickness and had no chance of walking down to Lukla.

    Told my guide that it was not possible for me and he arranged the heli ride from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. I must say heli was arranged within 30 minutes, and the flight was smooth. As soon as we entered I lay down and was given an oxygen mask.

    Within an hour or so, we reached Kathmandu and then to the nearest hospital. Loved the genuine responsiveness of Green Valley Adventure Treks' staff and the guide. Trekking with them is completely risk-free and adventurous. If you go to Nepal, I insist you try this travel agency for an amazing experience.

    O
    OlivierMay 14, 2024Australia
FAQs
  • Helicopter will take off from Gorakshep which is located at an altitude of 5164 meters.

  • The distance between Gorakshep to Kathmandu is 152 km and it takes about 1 to 2 hours for the helicopter to reach Kathmandu from Gorakshep.

  • Yes, the helicopter can only take 5 passengers at a time and the weight limit is 500 kg.

  • Green Valley Nepal Treks works with some of the most trustworthy aviation companies in Nepal. Therefore, all the helicopters are tested before getting into action.

  • Yes, in that case, we offer you the sharing option, where you can board a helicopter with other people who also board the flight.

  • The chances of a helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu being delayed or canceled are very minimal as helicopters can operate even in foggy weather. However, if these uncertain mishaps happen, GVNT will reschedule the flight for the earliest alternative.

  • Yes, the cost of the Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter flight can go down during off-seasons and may increase during peak seasons.

  • Yes, oxygen masks are present in the helicopters flying to Kathmandu from Gorakshep for emergency usage.

  • Well, we cannot compare the safety levels because airplanes and helicopters are two different things and their way of flying is different. However, the risk of getting delayed or canceled is certainly lesser than airplane flights.

  • Green Valley Nepal Treks offers the most reasonable and affordable prices for all the packages, so, coming down from the mentioned price is not an often case. However, there might be some discounts and offers time and again.

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