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Namche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight - 2 Hours

  • Duration 2 Hours
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts at Namche
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 3340 Meters (Namche)
  • Activity Helicopter Flight
  • Group Type Private or Group
  • Group Size 1 to 5
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Lovely helicopter flight from Namche Bazar (3440 meters) to Kathmandu Airport.
  • This flight helps trekkers avoid getting stuck in long queues, check-ins, and other formalities.
  • As a helicopter flies somehow slower and is more stable in the air than an airplane, trekkers can count on a more comfortable flight from Namche to Kathmandu.
  • Risks of flights getting canceled are minimal with helicopters as they can even fly in slightly poor visibility.
  • As the flight takes off from 3440 meters, you can get an aerial view of different mountains, valleys, cities, and much more.
  • Helicopters are the best option for emergency evacuation plans or rescue operations.
  • You will also get an oxygen mask if you have an emergency.

Namche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Overview

The Namche to Kathmandu Helicopter flight is an amazing experience in the skies of the Himalayas of Nepal. A beautiful chance to explore the Everest region making it easier for the trekkers to return to Kathmandu. Choosing a heli flight from Namche to Kathmandu instead of an airplane flight from Lukla which is 580 meters below.

The helicopterflight from Namche to Kathmandu keeps you in the air for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. In most cases, trekkers who return from theEverest region trekking will find this helicopter flight more beneficial. This helicopter flight can be a perfect means of transport if you want to explore Namche and return to Kathmandu. The heli flight to Kathmandu from Namche is the quickest, hassle-free, and comfortable way to mark an end to the Everest region exploration.

Namche Bazar is a perfect place to witness the trading point of Nepal as this place was used in history for trading. Besides, trekkers can also witness the locals bartering yak cheese and butter for agricultural goods. Besides, Namche also stands as a slightly developed stop during the Everest region expedition. Therefore, trekkers can buy many things as souvenirs here and facilities are also a little more advanced.

If you do not want to spend your time performing all the airport formalities, waiting for the airplane, and also want to escape the risk of flight cancelation or delays, a helicopter flight from Namche to Kathmandu is the best way to bid farewell to the Everest region.

Green Valley Nepal Treks operates helicopter flights from Namche to Kathmandu daily whether in the peak season or dry season. You can always count on us for the most reasonable and affordable helicopter flights from Namche to Kathmandu. You can either book a private heli flight or even include yourself in a group if sharing helicopter passengers.

In the peak season, helicopter flights from Namche to Kathmandu have fixed schedules. So, you need to inform us early as we need to ensure a schedule for you. Even if the scheduled time is not appropriate for you, we can arrange the time as per your requirements.

If you want to experience flying over the Himalayan Mountain most luxuriously, we invite you to book the Namche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight with Green Valley Nepal Treks. If this helicopter does not satisfy your requirements then we also want to inform you about our other helicopter flight details:

Benefits of Booking Namche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight with us

  • As always, Green Valley Nepal Treks assures the safest and the most advanced packages to the trekkers.
  • We make sure the prices are reasonable and affordable so that you can easily afford the Helicopter flight from Namche to Kathmandu even after spending money on the Everest region trek.
  • Before the flight, GVNT also ensures the safety and all the other factors of the helicopters.
  • Green Valley Nepal Treks' services and determination for the safety and enjoyment of tourists are highly appreciated.
  • Our team constantly assists tourists whenever they need it. Therefore, we guarantee you a hassle-free helicopter flight from Namche to Kathmandu.

What You Can Expect from Namche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight?

While in Nepal, one shall not hesitate to set expectations, whether you are on an expedition or a helicopter flight towards Kathmandu. Nepal has a lot to offer that anyone can ever imagine. Let us give you some of the expectations that you can keep with the Namche to Kathmandu Helicopter flight:

  • Less Physical Strain While Returning From The Everest Region

Do your best while ascending the trail and while returning, let the helicopter take all your strain. Descend until Namche Bazar, explore the place, and then let the helicopter do the rest. You can experience an easy, luxurious, and relaxing return from the Khumbu region.

  • Best Alternative to the Lukla Airport Hassle

Lukla Airport faces a lot of cancellations and delays almost every day due to bad weather conditions. Besides, even if the conditions are all good, you may have to spend hours in queues and different airport formalities. However, if you go for the helicopter flight option, there is no hassle at all. Within just 2 hours, you will be landing at the Airport too, even if the weather conditions are not so good.

  • Best for Emergency Evacuation

Another thing about the Helicopter ride is this is a perfect way to evacuate in emergencies. If you feel difficulties while descending the Everest trekking trail, you can return on a helicopter flight from Namche to Kathmandu. This saves your time as well as helps the casualty to reach Kathmandu as soon as possible reducing the chances of any more difficulties or health issues.

  • Affordable and Reasonable Helicopter Experience over the Himalayas of Nepal

The helicopter flight with Green Valley Nepal Treks is not just about experience. Besides, it is also about affordability and reasonability and more about sustainable journeys in Nepal. With the helicopter ride from Namche to Kathmandu, you can experience the best and the most comfortable ride above the Himalayas of Nepal, that too, without causing much pain to your pockets.

For Whom Namche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight is the Most Suitable?

The Namche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight is best suitable for the following individuals:

  • Trekkers Exhausted from Everest Region Trek: Those who have completed the challenging trek in the Everest region and prefer to avoid further descent to Lukla will find the helicopter flight a convenient and comfortable option.
  • Travelers Seeking Convenience: Anyone wanting to skip the long queues and formalities at Lukla Airport will benefit from the direct helicopter flight from Namche to Kathmandu.
  • Weather-Conscious Travelers: Individuals concerned about weather conditions that might cancel regular plane flights will appreciate the reliability of helicopters, which can still operate in slightly bad weather.
  • Emergency Situations: Trekkers who may need to return to Kathmandu quickly due to emergencies will find the helicopter flight advantageous, as it can save a couple of days and provide immediate transport.
  • Aerial View Enthusiasts: Passengers who wish to enjoy a stable and steady flight with ample time to take in the scenic aerial views of the Himalayas, valleys, and settlements will find this experience particularly rewarding.
  • Flexibility Seekers: Those who value the option to book either a private flight for their group or join a shared flight according to their preferences will find this service adaptable to their needs.

Preparation for Namche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight

  • Be sure to book your helicopter flight in advance, especially during peak trekking seasons i.e. spring and autumn.
  • The weather in the Himalayas can change quickly, so it is important to check the forecast before your flight. If the weather is bad, your flight may be canceled.
  • You should be aware that there are only five seats available in helicopters, so you should pack light and avoid bringing extra luggage.
  • On the Namche to Kathmandu helicopter ride, you must remain seated and wear your seatbelt the entire time. Avoid circling the cabin needlessly and heed the crew members' directions.
  • Check-in for your helicopter flight will typically take place at the helipad in Namche Bazaar. Be sure to arrive early to allow plenty of time for check-in.

Namche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Cost 2024 and 2025

Green Valley Nepal Treks offers the most reasonable and affordable Namche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Cost. Hard to believe? Why don't you check out the pricing tables below:

  • Group Sharing Namche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Cost

No. of PaxHelicopter Flight PriceAction
1 to 5Namche to Kathmandu USD 1250 per person Check Availability

Green Valley Nepal Treks organizes helicopter flights to Kathmandu from Lukla of two different types. The first of those two flights is Group Sharing. In this type of flight, there are clients from different groups who will return to Kathmandu via helicopter and book the flight package.

Green Valley Nepal Treks, then fixes a date and time of departure. Besides, the Group Sharing Namche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Cost will be divided amongst the passengers.

  • Private Helicopter Flight from Namche to Kathmandu Cost

No. of PaxHelicopter FlightPriceAction
1Namche to Kathmandu USD 4800 Book Now
2Namche to Kathmandu USD 2400 per person Book Now
3Namche to Kathmandu USD 1700 per personBook Now
4Namche to Kathmandu USD 1300 per personBook Now
5Namche to Kathmandu USD 1200 per personBook Now

Private Helicopter Flight means that the whole helicopter is booked for one specific group and will be scheduled whenever the trekkers say. Yes, you can take this as your helicopter trip from Namche to Kathmandu.

According to many trekkers who have previously returned to Kathmandu via helicopter, this is the most effective and convenient helicopter flight from Namche. As this is a private booking, the group needs to make the payment.

Day to Day Itinerary
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  • Early Morning Departure from Namche Bazaar

Begin your day bright and early with a hearty breakfast in Namche Bazaar. A short transfer takes you from your hotel to a nearby helipad, setting the stage for your aerial adventure.

As the helicopter ascends, marvel at how tiny Namche Bazaar appears against the backdrop of Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. Prepare to be captivated by the incredible vistas surrounding the Everest region.

  • Stop in Lukla to Refuel

About thirty minutes into the flight, the helicopter will make a necessary descent into Lukla, an amazing mountain town nestled in the Himalayas. If the weather permits, take a brief stroll around Lukla while the helicopter refuels, offering a chance to stretch and soak in the local ambiance.

  • Resume the Journey to Kathmandu

Once refueling is complete, board the helicopter for the next leg of the journey toward Kathmandu. Watch as the landscape transforms from rugged Himalayan peaks to lush lowlands, offering a constantly changing panorama.

  • Arrival in Kathmandu

As you near Kathmandu, the skyline with its distinct buildings and temples gradually comes into view. The helicopter will descend to a designated helipad in Kathmandu, marking the end of your helicopter adventure. After landing, you can hire a taxi that will carry you to your pre-booked hotel.

  • 1.5 Hours
  • 137 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
  • Price of the Helicopter Ticket
  • All the Governmental Tax and Service Charge
  • Seasoned pilots are dedicated to flying in the Himalayan region of Nepal.
Cost Excludes
  • Any extra expenses for souvenirs, snacks, drinks, etc.
  • Transportation from airport to hotel.
  • Tips are given to porters before the flight.
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Useful Info

Namche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Best Time

  • Spring (March- May): This is the most popular trekking season in Nepal, offering comfortable temperatures with clear skies in the mornings. However, it can also get crowded on the trails.
  • Autumn (September-November): Another popular trekking season with pleasant temperatures, clear skies, and stunning mountain views. Again, expect more fellow trekkers on the routes.
  • Early spring (February) and late autumn (December): These shoulder seasons can offer good weather conditions with fewer crowds. However, there's a higher chance of unpredictable weather events, so be prepared for possible flight cancellations.
  • Winter (June-August): While technically possible to arrange a helicopter flight during winter, it's not the most recommended time. The weather is less predictable with frequent snowfall, and many trekking lodges may be closed.

Namche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Difficulty

  • Altitude Change: The flight involves a significant altitude change, descending from Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters) to Kathmandu (1,400 meters). This rapid change can sometimes cause mild discomfort for individuals sensitive to altitude changes.
  • Weather Dependence: While helicopters are more versatile in slightly bad weather compared to planes, extremely poor weather conditions can still affect flight schedules. Passengers should be prepared for potential delays.
  • Turbulence: Helicopters provide a more stable and steady flight over the Himalayas compared to small planes. However, some passengers might still experience mild turbulence, especially if they are not accustomed to helicopter flights.

Safety and Limitations of the Helicopter Flight from Namche to Kathmandu

The safety of the passengers has always been and will always be the major concern of the Green Valley Nepal Treks team. Whether you are in for trekking, peak climbing, helicopter flight, or any tourism-related services that we offer, we put the client's safety in the first place.

Green Valley Nepal Treks works with some of the best helicopter service operators in Nepal. Therefore, all the helicopters are well-checked, safety ensured, and fueled before offering the services. Besides, there are also several limitations that every passenger needs to know before booking the Helicopter flight from Namche to Kathmandu:

  • Only 5 passengers can board in one helicopter at one time.
  • The total amount of weight a helicopter can carry ranges from 350 kg to 500 kg.
  • Due to that reason, one passenger is only allowed 15 kg of baggage.
  • You need to listen to the pilot's guidance while on boarding the helicopter.
  • Helicopters can operate even in poor visibility but if the weather conditions are too bad, there are chances of delays but that is a rare case.

Namche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Packing List

When preparing for a helicopter flight from Namche to Kathmandu, it’s essential to pack efficiently, keeping in mind the weight limitations and the necessity for comfort and safety. Here’s a comprehensive packing list to ensure you have everything you need:

  • Identification (Passport)
  • Flight Confirmation
  • Travel Insurance Policy
  • Layered Clothing (thermal base layer, fleece or insulated jacket, waterproof outer layer)
  • Comfortable Pants
  • Scarf or Buff
  • Sturdy Shoes
  • Warm Socks
  • Personal Medications
  • Water Bottle
  • Light Snacks (e.g., energy bars)
  • Sunglasses
  • Smartphone or Camera (fully charged)
  • Small Backpack (lightweight and compact)

Namche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Booking Procedure

Are you excited to watch the Himalayas from the sky? Are you ready for the most reasonable helicopter ride in Nepal? If you are, don't wait, just book the Namche to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight with Green Valley Nepal Treks.

Also, if you are tired of ascending the Everest Base Camp and descending to Namche, take a rest, book this trip, and come to Kathmandu in style and relaxation.

How to book the package? It's very easy; just scroll to the top of this package, and check the right part where you can see a "Book Now" option.

Fill in all the details and click on that button and that's it, the package is booked as soon as you pay 20% of the total package cost. If you are unable to do that, you can contact Green Valley Nepal Treks via WhatsApp or call +977 9841 392186 (Arjun Pandey).

Remember that GVNT has been providing helicopter services for a long time in partnership with some of the best heli operators in Nepal.

We ensure the safety of passengers, the quality of the helicopter, and the proficiency of the pilots. Due to that reason, we offer the best helicopter flight from Namche to Kathmandu.

What our travelers saysClient Reviews
  • TrustPilot

    Did I Fly Over The Everest?

    Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world, and me watching Peak from the aerial view? Just unimaginable. What a helicopter flight, what scenarios, what a beautiful country. And yes, not to miss, what a perfect trekking agency Green Valley Nepal Treks. Such a mesmerizing flight at such an affordable and reasonable cost? Anyone coming to Nepal to trek in the Everest region, you cannot return in any better way than the helicopter flight and you cannot choose any better agency than Green Valley Nepal Treks.

    J
    JenishMay 23, 2024New Zealand
  • Google

    Riding A Heli? I Would Love To Do That Daily!

    This was my first-ever helicopter flight so I was a bit nervous. On my way to book the EBC trek, I had already chosen the heli return. Arjun and Raj had set me on a sharing basis flight from Namche to Kathmandu. I was accompanied by a good group of trekkers who were so much fun. Watching the aerial view of the Himalayas, valleys, and then the cities, I just wished the heli to never land. Let me say that, Nepal is best when seen from the sky.

    Thank you Raj and Arjun for such a great opportunity with such professional pilots and such amazing heli-mates. Every time I come to Nepal, I would love to go on a heli flight at least once for sure.

    M
    MarcusMay 06, 2024Norway
FAQs
  • Green Valley Nepal Treks does not compromise even slightly on the safety level of the helicopters. Therefore, you can be assured that the helicopters are very safe.

  • If you have more than five members in the group then unfortunately only five can onboard on one helicopter. However, we can arrange flights on a sharing basis for other group members.

  • Yes, GVNT arranges helicopter flights to Kathmandu from Namche regularly unless the weather is too bad.

  • We try to arrange flights as soon as possible in case of emergencies and the casualties can get into a scheduled flight.

  • The maximum weight limit as per the manufacturers of the helicopters is 350 to 500 kg. With that in mind, one person can carry a maximum weight of 15 kg.

  • The helicopter departs from Namche Bazar and lands at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.

  • Yes, if necessary, you can find an oxygen mask in the helicopter.

  • The average time taken by helicopter to reach Namche to Kathmandu is about 1 hour 15 minutes.

  • Namche stands at an altitude of 3440 meters and is about 137 km from Kathmandu.

  • You can just pay 20% of the total package cost for booking and the rest can be paid after coming to Kathmandu (if you have booked from Namche), otherwise before going to the EBC trek.

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