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Kalapatthar to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight - 3 Hours

  • Duration 3 Hours
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts at Kalapatthar
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 5545 Meters (Kalapatthar)
  • Activity Helicopter Tour
  • Group Type Private and Sharing
  • Group Size 1 to 5
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Once-in-a-lifetime experience of helicopter flight from the highest point of the Everest Region Trek, Kalapatthar to Kathmandu.
  • Gorgeous and close view of Mount Everest Peak along with many other surrounding snow-capped peaks.
  • A perfect opportunity to completely skip walking down the Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • Chance to witness aerial view of the remote parts of the Khumbu region till the Kathmandu valley.
  • Completely strainless and luxurious helicopter return from an altitude of 5545 meters above sea level.
  • Easy and fast emergency evacuation with highly safe and quality-assured helicopters flown by seasoned pilots.
  • Best opportunity to explore valuable treasure of Everest Region including Khumbu glaciers, Lakes, High Mountain Passes, Lush vegetation, and Sherpa settlements before landing in Kathmandu Valley.

Kalapatthar to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Overview

Are you planning to go for the Everest Base Camp Trek this tourism season? Well, let us tell you that the trek is amazingly adventurous and strenuous at the same time. You will love walking to the altitude of 5545 meters.

But, what are your plans for returning? Do you want to walk down the same path to Lukla for the flight or return with the helicopter flight straight from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu?

If you are looking for a relaxing return after a heart-pumping and adventurous walk to the Everest Base Camp, then Green Valley Nepal Treks can arrange a Kalapatthar to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight for you.

This is one of the best and the most relaxing ways to get to Kathmandu after trekking for around 10 days straight. No need to worry about walking down for another 5-6 days, getting to Lukla, and again setting up with the same airport formalities.

We suggest the trekkers try the helicopter flight from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu if they are looking for an aerial adventure and sightseeing experience in the Khumbu region.

The flight takes off as you reach Kalapatthar and get the most stunning view of Mount Everest. Within a few minutes, you will again see the same mountain but this time, you will be an eagle, watching down to Everest from beyond the clouds.

Most travel agencies provide Kalapatthar landing tour packages. These flights take you to the Kalapatthar on flight land at the Everest View Hotel. You will not be trekking and the landing will be done at 3962 meters above sea level. If you are an adventure seeker, these packages might not be ideal for you. So, Green Valley Nepal Treks has come up with the Kalapatthar to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Package.

With Green Valley Nepal Treks, you will enjoy this flight even better as we have set the most affordable and reasonable cost of the Helicopter flight from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu.

Whether you are tired of walking, want to witness the peaks of different mountains without a summit climb, or need an emergency evacuation from Kalapatthar, the Helicopter flight from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu would be the best package for you to choose.

If you are not interested in the Kalapatthar to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight, we also have other helicopter options for the Everest Region Trek.

Benefits of Booking Kalapatthar to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight with us

We are highly dedicated to the comfort of the trekkers and tourists. Due to that reason, we operate the Kalapatthar to Kathmandu helicopter flight which is a rarely-found package in most of the Nepalese Trekking Agencies in Nepal.

Here are a few advantages that the trekkers can leverage if they book the Kalapatthar to Kathmandu Helicopter flight with GVNT:

  • Not many trekking agencies in Nepal offer the Kalapatthar to Kathmandu helicopter flight package. However, with GVNT, you can find this amazing package as well.
  • In emergency cases, the GVNT team arranges a helicopter as fast as possible while also providing oxygen masks to the casualty.
  • Green Valley Nepal Treks offers a reasonable cost for the Helicopter flight from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu.
  • We guarantee the safety and sound flight of travelers even in slightly poor weather conditions.
  • If you are a solo traveler who wants to return from EBC on a helicopter, we can arrange a flight on a sharing basis.
  • The best thing about instant booking with GVNT is that trekkers need to pay 20% of the total cost of booking and the rest can be paid once they come to Nepal.
  • As we ensure highly seasoned professional pilots, trekkers get an aerial adventure in the safest way possible.
  • We operate the Kalapatthar to Kathmandu flight even in off-seasons so, you can count on Green Valley Nepal Treks throughout the year.

What You Can Expect from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight?

When reserving a helicopter flight from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu, you may have certain expectations. As you are paying more than ordinary trekkers, there must be some additional benefits for booking this flight. Let's explore what you may expect from this helicopter ride:

  • Flying over the Everest region on a helicopter is a perfect way to get the majestic and stunning aerial view of Mount Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, etc. Most of the mountains seen from this flight are amongst the tallest peaks in the world.
  • You can also explore the Sherpa village, settlements, traditional houses, rural parts of the Khumbu region, animals grazing, and people farming from the air.
  • With the Helicopter flight from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu, trekkers get a chance to return to Kathmandu with much less physical strain and tiring walks.
  • If you feel uneasy or unhealthy while ascending the route and feel like walking down is impractical, this package is what you must try.
  • One of the major problems faced by trekkers in Lukla is long queues and unimaginably long airport formalities. In worst cases, airplane flights even have high risks of cancelations. However, that is not the case in helicopter flights, helicopters can operate even in slightly poor visibility.
  • Due to the stability in flights of helicopters, it is more comfortable for the casualties or people with health issues.
  • You can experience walking in the Himalayas while also experiencing flying above the white gigantic mountains.

Dividing the Groups for the Helicopter Flight from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu

Kalapatthar viewpoint stands at an altitude of 5545 meters and is the last point of the Everest region trekking. Due to such high altitude and thin air followed, helicopters cannot carry very heavy loads at Kalapatthar. Therefore, when you get on the flight from Kalapatthar only three people with the maximum weight of 240 kg are allowed.

After reaching Lukla and refueling, five people with a total weight of 350 to 500 kg can get on a single helicopter. However, if you have some extra weight and you cannot bring the baggage with you. In such case, we bring the baggage in another shuttle, for which you will have to pay a little extra. Make sure that you reveal the actual weight of the baggage before onboarding the flight so that we can arrange the helicopter and your timings according to that.

Kalapatthar to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Cost 2024 and 2025

Kalapatthar to Kathmandu is significantly longer and more challenging than the other heli flights operating in the Everest region. That is because the flight takes off from an altitude of 5545 meters above sea level. Due to that reason, the Kalapatthar to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight costs might be a little more than all the other heli flights.

Nevertheless, with GVNT, expect the most reasonable cost for the Helicopter Flight to Kathmandu from Kalapatthar in 2024 and 2025. You can do two types of booking for this package and they are listed below.

  • Kalapatthar 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

Are you a solo trekkers or just a group of 2-3 friends marching on the Everest Region Trek? In that case, the sharing basis of Kalapatthar to Kathmandu helicopter flight could be the best option for you.

These types of flights contain passengers who belong to different groups or have gone trekking separately. If they want to return via helicopter, they contact Green Valley Nepal Treks and we will arrange one helicopter for all of them.

If you book the sharing basis heli ride from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu, the departure dates and times will be fixed. You can contact us and we will include you in the group that departs in the time that is perfect for you. Check the table below to understand the price of Kalapatthar to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight on a sharing basis.

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

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

If you are in a group of five already and want to return from the Everest region trekking on a helicopter, you can go for the private Kalapatthar to Kathmandu Heli Flight. If you book a private flight, everything is at your will.

You can choose your ideal time for the departure as well even though the cost of the private helicopter flight from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu is slightly higher, the experience is awe-inspiring.

Day to Day Itinerary
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  • Morning Departure from Kalapatthar

Most helicopter flights from Kalapatthar depart in the morning, necessitating an early start to the day. It takes approximately 2 to 3 hours to reach the highest point of the Everest Base Camp (EBC) journey, Kalapatthar. Kalapatthar offers the closest and most breathtaking view of Mount Everest.

Note: The journey to the top of Kalapatthar is self-guided.

  • Helicopter Boarding and Flight to Lukla

Due to the thin air, only three people can board the helicopter at Kalapatthar, with a maximum weight limit of 240 kg. The helicopter flight from Kalapatthar to Lukla takes approximately 20 minutes.

Note: Be aware that scheduled helicopter flights may change due to bad weather conditions.

  • Stopover in Lukla

The helicopter will stop in Lukla for refueling, which can take about 1 hour. Passengers can explore Lukla Airport and its surroundings, possibly enjoying a cup of coffee during this time.

Note: Be cautious, as waiting time in Lukla might extend due to extreme weather conditions.

  • Continued Flight to Kathmandu

After refueling, the helicopter can accommodate five people, with the maximum weight limit increasing to 350-500 kg. The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu takes approximately 1 hour. The helicopter flight will conclude in Kathmandu, marking the end of the Kalapatthar to Kathmandu helicopter journey.

  • 3 Hours
  • Approx. 155 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
  • The entire cost of the helicopter ticket.
  • Seasoned pilots and quality-assured helicopters for safe flight.
  • All the service charges and Governmental taxes.
Cost Excludes
  • Extra expenses made during the flight for food, drinks, souvenirs, etc.
  • Tips are given to the guides and porters before getting on the flight.
  • Transportation from airport to hotel.
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Useful Info

Kalapatthar to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Best Time

The best time for Kalapatthar to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight is during the spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November) seasons. This is because the weather is clear and sunny during these months, with minimal chances of rain or snow. The skies are mostly clear, which means that you will have stunning views of the Himalayas, Glaciers, Lakes, Wildflower Blossom, and many more.

Here is a table summarizing the pros and cons of taking a helicopter flight from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu during each season:

SeasonProsCons
SpringClear skies, sunny weather, comfortable temperaturesCan be crowded, prices may be higher
AutumnClear skies, sunny weather, comfortable temperaturesCan be crowded, prices may be higher
SummerLonger days, wildflowers in bloomMonsoon season, can be rainy and foggy
WinterFewer crowds, lower pricesCold temperatures, shorter days, snow on the ground

How Safe is the Helicopter Flight From Kalapatthar to Kathmandu?

Green Valley Nepal Treks works with some of the best helicopter operators in Nepal. All of these operators assure the safest helicopters with quality assured to the highest level. Furthermore, the GVNT team also keeps the safety and security of travelers on the highest horizon. Therefore, trekkers and travelers need not worry about the safety of helicopters.

Moreover, the pilots of all these helicopters flying above the Himalayas are also highly trained and seasoned. Besides, they have been flying helicopters in the Everest region for a long time. We assure all the clients and travelers that the helicopter flight from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu will be more than just a fast means of returning to Kathmandu from the Everest region. It will be an aerial adventure, a chance to watch the magical aerial view of the Himalayas and much more.

Safety Tips for Kalapatthar to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight

We surely ensure the safe departure, flight, and landing of the helicopter flight to Kathmandu from Kalapatthar. However, there are some safety measures that the passengers also need to follow to experience a safer flight. Here are some of the major safety tips for the helicopter flight from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu.

  • Tell us the actual and accurate weight of your baggage before boarding the flight. Carrying more load than the restricted criteria can cause mishaps in a helicopter.
  • We request passengers not to spit or throw anything from the flying helicopter. Please respect nature and try to keep it as clean as possible.
  • Do not try to jump in or jump off the helicopter and also change your seats only when the helicopter is on land.
  • Do not get off as soon as the helicopter lands as the blades will be spinning very fast.
  • You shall not stick your hands and/or cameras outside the window throughout the Kalapatthar to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight.

Kalapatthar to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Booking Procedure

Are you planning to go trekking in the Everest region but have mixed feelings about returning from the trek? In such case, you can plan the helicopter flight from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu which offers you a chance of returning to Kathmandu within just 3 and a half hours.

Booking this package with Green Valley Nepal Treks is very easy. All you need to do is check the top-rightmost part of this package, where you need to fill in your details and click the "Book Now" button.

After that, all you need to do is pay 20% of the total package cost to confirm the booking of the helicopter trip from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu package. The rest of the payment can be done as the booking process goes on.

If you feel difficulty or are looking for an alternative for the booking process, you can contact us via WhatsApp or directly call us at +977 9841 392186 (Arjun Pandey).

What our travelers saysClient Reviews
  • Google

    Two Bucket Lists Checked At Once With Green Valley Nepal Trek!

    Thank you Green Valley Nepal Treks for helping me fulfill two of my wishes at once. Yes, I had two wishes: the Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter flight over the Himalayas. I booked both packages from Green Valley Nepal Treks. I would have to appreciate Arjun that he offers such reasonable pricing for every package. Trekking to EBC was certainly adventurous but returning via helicopter was nother lesser at all.

    Nepal has always been my favorite vacation destination because of my love for nature and adventures. Whenever I go to Nepal, the only travel agency I choose is Green Valley Nepal Treks. Their services and pricing are the best and the most reasonable.

    J
    JonetteMay 09, 2024Sweden
  • TrustPilot

    Safest Helicopter Flight In The Everest Region With Green Valley Nepal Treks!

    Me and my cousins knew that trekking was very safe with GVNT because we had gone for several treks with this agency. This time we wanted to go for the Everest Base Camp Trek and we planned it with Green Valley Nepal Treks, of course. When we reached Kalapatthar, one of my cousins started feeling some difficulties which led us to plan a quick return. I contacted Arjun at Green Valley Nepal Treks to get suggestions. He suggested that we could book a private helicopter trip from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu. There were 5 people and the situation was quite an emergency. So, we booked the private trip, and within three and a half hours, we were back in Kathmandu which would have taken us 5-6 more days.

    Thank you Arjun for suggesting the Heli return from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu. This not only helped my cousin but also offered all of us the best and the most spectacular flying experience over the Himalayas of Nepal.

    D
    DeirdreApril 16, 2024United States
FAQs
  • Kalapatthar viewpoint stands at an altitude of 5545 meters above sea level.

  • The distance between Kalapatthar and Kathmandu is about 155 km. The helicopter takes about 3 and a half hours to reach from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu.

  • Yes, the flight from Kalapatthar stops at Lukla Airport for refueling purposes.

  • Yes, Green Valley Nepal Treks arranges everyday helicopter flights from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu.

  • Yes, from Kalapatthar to Lukla, the weight limit is 240 kg. From Lukla to Kathmandu, the weight limit of the helicopter extends from 350 kg to 500 kg.

  • The maximum number of passengers per helicopter is 5 people. However, due to thin air and low high pressure, only 3 people can fly in one helicopter from Kalapatthar to Lukla.

  • No, there are no arrangements for food or snacks throughout the helicopter flight from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu.

  • The chances of a helicopter flight getting canceled are significantly low. However, in case the flight gets canceled, we can arrange another flight at the earliest moment possible or you can also get a refund if you don't want to reschedule.

  • The benefit highly goes to people who feel uneasy while returning from the EBC. Besides, this can also be advantageous for the trekkers looking for some airtime in the Himalayas of Nepal.

  • The Kalapatthar to Kathmandu Helicopter flight can be easily booked from the Green Valley Nepal Treks website. Besides, you can also directly call us or reach out via WhatsApp to book the package.

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