Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight - 1 Day

  • Duration 1 Day
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Lukla
  • Accommodation Ask for reservation
  • Max. Altitude Lukla (2860 Meters)
  • Group Size 1 to 5
  • Best Season Whole Year, Mostly Spring and Autumn
  • A safe flight is better than a routine flight in a small airport.
  • Flight rates and airport fees are quite reasonable.
  • Less waiting time and cancellation risk than a standard flight.
  • Due to bad weather and a canceled flight, it is possible to rebook the flight.
  • The best excursion for doing photography and videography.
  • Compared to a plane ride, this option is more convenient, fast, and affordable.
  • A leisurely journey of the well-known Sherpa settlement, the colorful valley, the profound canyons, and the glaciers.
  • During the trip, explore the magnificent aerial views of landscapes, lush woods, rivers, and waterfalls.
  • Comfortable seats next to windows that offer a 360-degree view of the glistening Alps, including Nupla peak.
  • Outstanding vistas of 18 distinct mountain ranges, including 4 mountains that are over 8000 meters in height.

Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight is the best choice if you want to get to Lukla from Kathmandu on time due to time constraints. It is more efficient, pleasant, and safe. Throughout the helicopter journey, you will also enjoy the greatest views of the surroundings and the mountains.

At a height of 2860 meters, Lukla Airport, also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport, is one of the riskiest airports in the world. During the busiest trekking and climbing season, thousands of hikers and climbers take flights from Kathmandu to Lukla. The Khumbu area and eastern Nepal are the gems in the tourism and hiking crown. For some, this trip is terrifying because of the landing approach and the erratic weather in Lukla. Additionally, unusual flight delays and cancellations are annoying. As a result, travelers can now take a helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla. The Lukla flight might be remarkable because it takes you over green landscapes, rivers, mountains, and lovely villages.

Private helicopter travel from Kathmandu to Lukla is a whole next level of adventure. The 40-to-50-minute Eggbeater flight to Lukla can accommodate 5 passengers per shuttle. The weather in Lukla is quite erratic, due to which the majority of flights get canceled, which impacts climbers, and trekkers' schedules. Even when planes cannot fly owing to visibility and other technical reasons, a helicopter can safely get to Lukla. So, booking your flight earlier in advance is best if you intend to go from Kathmandu to Lukla during a busy season to avoid ticket shortages.

Numerous helicopter trips to Lukla have been organized by Green Valley Nepal Treks. Regarding punctual arrivals and departures, we will provide you with the greatest copter service from Kathmandu to Lukla. Joining a helicopter flight to Lukla is an exhilarating experience to remember forever. During the busy seasons, such as autumn and spring, our whirlybird trip to Lukla is planned every day. Therefore, if you intend to climb the Everest Base Camp on your chosen date, you may reserve your helicopter ride to Lukla, which will let you see the region's spectacular natural beauty.

Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight Cost for 2024 and 2025

Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight costs start at USD 550 per person on a sharing basis.

The group joining the flight for the helicopter trip from Kathmandu to Lukla is managed on a sharing basis. We provide scheduled departure times for a helicopter ride with the group joining options, and we assemble passengers to board the helicopter on a cost-sharing basis. The party traveling together will divide the total cost of the helicopter ride. If you wish to go by helicopter to Lukla on your preferred day and are single or have a minimum number of travelers in your group, feel free to contact us about joining groups. The flight costs are displayed in the table for both directions.

Helicopter Flight SectorGroup Joining Helicopter Flight Cost Action
Kathmandu to Lukla USD 550 per personBook Now

Cost of Private Helicopter Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu

The best and simplest method to get from Kathmandu to Lukla is by chopper on a private charter flight basis. Because it is your flight, a private helicopter tour is simple to conduct on time. There won't be any inconveniences, such as waiting for other groups or flying around based on other people's interests. Private charter flights are more expensive than group trips, nevertheless. You can organize your party and get in touch with us so that we can arrange your private helicopter flight at the time and date of your choice. Here is the two-way fare to Kathmandu and Lukla.

Helicopter Flight SectorPrivate Helicopter Charter Flight Action
Kathmandu to Lukla USD 2500 per flight - maximum 5 persons or 500 KGBook Now

Quick Contact for Booking

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Day to Day Itinerary
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5:30 to 6:00 AM
A representative from Green Valley Nepal Treks will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport.

6:00 to 7:00 AM
From the parking, go for about 5 minutes to the domestic terminal, where you may check in. At the domestic terminal, a representative from Green Valley Nepal Treks gives you a boarding pass for the helicopter flight and waits for the chopper.

7:00 to 8:00 AM
From Kathmandu, the flight takes around 40 to 50 minutes, and you will land at the airport in Lukla.

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

    Cost Includes
    • Pick-up and drop-off from the hotel
    • Well-experienced pilots
    • Helicopter charge
    • Government tax and Service charge
    Cost Excludes
    • Personal expenses such as souvenirs
    • Foods, drinks, or snacks that are not included in the package
    Departure Dates
    • We operate Helicopter flights to Lukla every day from Kathmandu's domestic airport. Approximately flight time between 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    • If your flight is canceled for any reason, you can reschedule for the next day, or you will get a full refund if you don’t want to reschedule. 
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    Useful Info

    Reasons to Reserve Helicopter Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

    • Travelers and trekkers have to travel to Ramechhap to catch the Kathmandu to Lukla flight because it was diverted to the Manthali Airport. So, you can take a helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to avoid spending unnecessary time on the road.
    • Due to the unpredictability of the weather and air traffic, regular flights to Lukla may be canceled or delayed at any time, but helicopter flights to Lukla provide you with the best tendency to continue with your schedule.
    • Compared to ordinary flights, the helicopter journey from Kathmandu to Lukla is less impacted by bad weather.
    • The helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla offers more impressive mountain and Himalayan vistas than a typical flight.
    • When traveling to Lukla by helicopter, you may enjoy the greatest view of the surrounding area in luxury and pleasure without any rush and congestion.

    Safety and Weight Limit for Helicopter Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu

    Your safety is more important than anything else, even if we are here to give helicopter service. As a result, at Green Valley Nepal Treks, we take safety precautions extremely seriously. We have worked with trustworthy aviation companies with years of expertise and highly skilled pilots. They are extremely talented, trained flight instructors with years of expertise flying over the Himalayas and navigating through all-weather situations. They also adhere to all safety procedures.

    A maximum approved takeoff weight for each helicopter has been specified by the manufacturer. So, depending on height and location, a helicopter may carry 350 to 500 kg of weight altogether. Five passengers can ride in our fleet of helicopters, plus the pilot. We balance the weight of the passengers while also ensuring optimum seat arrangement. These fleet series are the greatest in the aviation sector in terms of power, dependability, comfort, luxury, smoothness, and significant safety advantages.

    Helicopter Flight to Lukla without Fear and Safe Landing

    One of the most dependable ways to get from Kathmandu to Lukla is via chopper. It is appropriate for people who are afraid to board a typical airline. Additionally, for those who do not want to bear the cost of canceled flights. Before boarding, the weather is monitored, and if there are any problems, there is a high possibility that scheduled flights will be canceled or diverted from the middle path to Kathmandu. However, incidents like this involving a helicopter trip are extremely uncommon.

    Even in poor visibility, you may easily fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. On the scheduled departure dates or the dates of your choice, we guarantee a fear-free helicopter ride to Lukla. When landing, the chopper will come to a slow halt at the helipad and hold its fixed position. The pilot or crew member will then give you the go-ahead to exit the helicopter, at which point only you should board the aircraft. All of this is being done for your safety, which is our first priority before, during, and after the trip.

    Kathmandu to Lukla Chopper Booking Procedure

    A 25% down payment is required in advance. We will begin the booking process and confirm it after you submit the payment and other information. Likewise, you can pay the remaining amount for the helicopter service when you get to Kathmandu. For your convenience, you can also pay all sums in advance. Before the tour leaves, all payments must be received in full. To make the booking process easier, you may also make a deposit via the HBL e-commerce payment gateway's 3D secure authentication protocol. Additionally, you can pay with cash or a check if you are already in Kathmandu. For further information, you may get in touch with us or use the website's inquiry form. We'll get in touch with you right away to assist in scheduling a helicopter flight.

    Information on Helicopter Flight Rental Services to Lukla

    Lukla may be reached every day by aircraft, but taking a helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla in private or with a group is an incredible experience. With minimal hassle or congestion, you may enjoy a comfortable and convenient view of a neighboring area. Green Valley Nepal Treks gives a tempting concept of a helicopter rental service for enjoying the Kathmandu Lukla helicopter ride, with the help of which you can simply mark your journey marvelously.
    With a timely departure and arrival guarantee, Kathmandu Lukla helicopter rental service provides the greatest helicopter alternatives. You may enjoy the window sitting view, appropriate relaxing atmosphere, and luggage-supported container to the fullest extent with the help of this service. Therefore, the Kathmandu Lukla helicopter rental service will be your best option if you want to fly over the Everest region and arrive in Lukla. You won't regret choosing this option at all because it will make your journey more thrilling.

    Precautions for Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight 

    • When flying fasten your seatbelts.
    • Never get out of your seat or move during a helicopter flight.
    • Avoid dumping trash or garbage when flying in the helicopter.
    • Don't smoke on the flight
    • Keep yourself calm and wait until the pilot signals before entering or exiting the helicopter.

    Private charter and group joining helicopter flights to Lukla are both offered by Green Valley Nepal Treks depending on the comfort level of the client. The maximum number of passengers that a helicopter may hold at once is 5. The helicopter ride to Lukla for a private group is simpler to manage. We also provide group joining helicopter trips to Lukla if your group is too small but you still want to travel on a shared basis.

    What our travelers saysClient Reviews
    • TripAdvisor

      Best Trekking Company for Helicopter Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

      Definitely, the finest tour and travel agency for the helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is Green Valley Nepal Treks. I was having trouble getting my appointments. I made many attempts to contact other travel agencies, but I was unable in finding what I wanted. I next came across Green Valley Nepal Treks. They answered all of my questions and made the booking process quite simple. My Heli pickup and drop-off service went without a hitch. The sights from the heli ride were really fantastic. Guys, don't let it pass you by. You may organize it with Green Valley Nepal Treks without a doubt. The best trekking business in Nepal for connecting flights via helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla!

      Gena CalowayNovember 21, 2022Netherlands
    • TripAdvisor

      Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter Flight was Ideal to Reach Everest Region

      Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight was ideal for getting about the Everest region. Although there is no issue with the helicopter, flights have a greater likelihood of being canceled. My travel time and other concerns were never an issue because of the swift pick-up and drop-off services. For treks and tours in Nepal, especially this Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight to reach Lukla, I strongly advise everyone to team up with Green Valley Nepal Treks. Their booking for the helicopter ride is amazing. Compared to domestic flights, it is a superior option. Very highly advised!

      Hilah MoonyNovember 04, 2021United States
    • Yes, the flights are always on time. After finalizing the booking, we will share the flight timing details. In very rare case the flight get delayed due to unpredictable weather condition or other unexpected circumstances. Green Valley Nepal Treks team will remain in touch with you whenever you need us. Fight time will be provide 2 to 3 days before the departure date.

    • Depending on your preference, there may only be the pilot and your party members if you choose a private helicopter flight. However, if you book a group ticket, other passengers will be traveling as well in order to keep costs down.

    • Yes, you may take a charter helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla daily. However, we frequently conduct group sharing helicopter flights throughout the hiking season. Send us your query along with the departure date and passenger count.

    • Yes, we do provide helicopter transportation to Lukla on the same day that a standard airline trip is canceled. However, please let us know early so that we can handle flight schedules on time.

    • Yes, a single individual can schedule a private helicopter ride to Lukla, although the cost may be high. We provide group joining flights so that you may split the cost and keep it within your budget. However, we guarantee to provide the finest service and price if you want to hire a private helicopter flight.

    • Most likely, the answer is no. Even in adverse weather conditions, cancellation of a helicopter trip to Lukla is quite uncommon. However, due to some harsh weather conditions and environmental conditions, the flight may be delayed by a few minutes.

    • The typical travel duration from Kathmandu to Lukla is 45 minutes. Due to a weather disturbance, it can take longer. Additionally, a flight may be delayed if there are technical issues.

    • Of course, you may take a private helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla, but only after analyzing the weather. In the winter, helicopter flights often take place during the daytime hours when the weather is pleasant and there is no snow or fog.

    • Yes, children are welcome to travel by helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla as long as someone is watching over them, ideally their guardians.

    • Every year, Lukla Airport is flooded with tens of thousands of trekkers and climbers. During the busiest hiking and climbing seasons, people set off on their daring adventures in the Everest region. The two main seasons are autumn (September, October, and November) and spring (March, April, May). In addition, there are also a good number of tourists in May, September, and December. The airport receives a number of aircraft each day due to the consistent weather, which includes clear skies and sunny days. The airport occasionally becomes busy and jammed.

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