Gorakshep to Lukla By Helicopter

Gorakshep to Lukla By Helicopter

Gorakshep is the final stop and last settlement on the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek route. The elevation of the Gorakshep village is 5,140 meters above sea level. If you prefer trekking, it will take a total of 14 days for the EBC trek, but if you want to save your time speedily, then you can take a helicopter journey back to Lukla at an altitude of 2,860 meters. In this way, it will save a 3-to-4-day downhill hike trek to Lukla.

Likewise, you'll get both trek and heli ride experience in one single trip. This heli service will be a thrilling experience as you'll get to enjoy the beautiful trek to EBC and return to Lukla with an excellent heli ride. This flight will allow you to escape the same route from Gorakshep to Lukla. It will save your time and energy and provide an incredible bird's eye view of the high Himalayas of the Everest region.

This helicopter flight provides you the opportunity for adventurous trekking with luxurious and thrilling heli rides. During this short heli ride, you'll enjoy the aerial view of majestic peaks, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Amadablam, and many more. This short mountain flight offers the chance to experience the awe-inspiring Everest region from many different perspectives. Our experienced pilots and crew members run this heli service. It will save your time and reduce the difficulty level by shortening your EBC itinerary.

Likewise, the EBC trek is one of the highest altitude treks in Nepal, so it comes with some risk of knee injury and altitude sickness. So, if you get injured or have mountain sickness during your trip, you can take this helicopter ride back to Lukla. Also, most people suffer from knee problems, making downhill sections trek which will be pretty painful. So, in this case, also, people can take a heli ride down to Lukla. You'll spend 20 minutes of a wonderful time in the sky enjoying the Everest region's mountain view and beautiful landscapes.

Cost for Gorakshep to Lukla by Helicopter 

The helicopter flight cost from Gorakshep to Lukla depends on the private or group joining flight. It costs USD 390 per person if you take the group package. In a group, there will be a maximum of five people. Likewise, if you take a charter flight, it will cost USD 1560 (3pax) USD 1920 (5pax). So, based on your budget, you can choose between group joining or private helicopter service.

No of Persons

Price Per Person 

1 Pax

USD 2030

2 Pax

USD 1015

3 Pax

USD 677

4 Pax

USD 638

5 Pax

USD 508

Why Helicopter from Gorakshep to Lukla?

If you opt for Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter service, it will shorten your EBC trek itinerary. By opting for this heli ride, you can escape 3 to 4 days of the downhill trek. Instead of walking on the same trekking route, you can enjoy 20 minutes of heli ride and behold the awe-inspiring aerial view of the Everest region. After a long tiring journey to Everest Base Camp, this helicopter flight not only lowers your difficulty level but also saves your 3-4 days in your itinerary. 

This helicopter ride also offers you a magical view of some of the highest mountains in the world, including Mt. Everest. Besides, you'll also get the captivating sight of Khumbu Icefall, Glaciers, small traditional Sherpa settlements, and unique landscapes of the Everest region. Also, our experienced team members will help you get back to Lukla safely and quickly in emergency cases like altitude sickness, knee problems, or other injuries. Overall, this heli ride allows you to have unforgettable memory for your lifetime.

Safety, Helicopter Model and Weight Limit

Safety is a top priority whenever or for whatever purpose you are taking helicopter service. We are here to provide helicopter service, but your safety is essential above everything else. That is why we take safety measures very seriously here at Third Rock Adventures.

We have collaborated with reliable aviation operators with a decade of experience with highly trained pilots and years of experience flying over the Himalayas and navigating its uniquely diverse weather conditions. They are certified flight instructors, incredibly skilled, and follow all safety measures. 

Well, every helicopter has a maximum certified takeoff weight set by the helicopter manufacturer. So, helicopter allows carrying a total of 350 - 500 kg weight depending on altitude and location. Our fleet of helicopters accommodates five passengers plus the pilot. Ensuring the proper seat arrangement, we balance the weight of the passengers too. 

Likewise, we fly AS 350 B3e helicopters as they are one of the safest helicopters in the world. Eurocopter, France, the world's leading civil helicopter manufacturer, produced these helicopters. Because of its power, reliability, comfort, luxury, smoothness, and substantial safety benefits, these fleet series are the best in the aviation industry. It surpasses other single-engine helicopters to fly in very high altitudes. Additionally, it has notable easy landing and takeoff features with minimal effort in small landing space and marginal weather conditions. 

How to book Gorakshap to Lukla Helicopter?

On a daily basis, we arrange both private and group helicopter services from Gorakshep to Lukla. To book your Helicopter with us, you must provide detailed information, including the date, time, and number of travelers you intend to travel during your trip. If you are a solo traveler but willing to join the group, then in that case also, we can set up a group taking a helicopter flight. However, the process of arranging groups might take time, so in case of emergency, chartering a private helicopter flight would be the better option.

Payment Policy

In addition, to proceed further, you have to make a 10% advance payment which is the refundable total cost of the helicopter service. So, after you send us the booking amount and other details, we will start the booking process and confirm it.

Similarly, you can pay the rest of the helicopter service cost upon arrival in Kathmandu. Also, you can pay all amounts in advance for your convenience. All payment needs to be clear before the trip's departure to our head office in Kathmandu.

While booking, you can pay the amount through Credit Card (Master Card, Visa Card, and any other) or wire/bank transfer. Further, you can also deposit through our website's secure payment gateway to ease the booking process. Besides, if you are already in Kathmandu, you can use cash or a cheque for the payment. 

You can contact us or go through our inquiry form on our website for further information. We will contact you shortly and help you to arrange a helicopter flight.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Here are some cancellation policies you must be aware of before booking with us: 

  • If you cancel 24 hours or more time before your scheduled departure, you’ll get full refund
  • If you cancel 24 hours or less time of your scheduled departure, you'll lose your initial deposit amount.
  • If you didn't show up on the departure time of your trip, then you'll charge 100% of the booking cost.

Please note there will be no refund if you voluntarily drop the helicopter service for any reason once the trip is started. Similarly, if a flight gets canceled due to bad weather conditions, you will refund the deposit price or reschedule the service as your itinerary.

Important note:

Please do note we are one of the few travel companies that don’t charge you extra (4%) when you make a payment via credit card. Be assured your personal details will not be shared with any third party.

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Based on 33 reviews
Price From
Instant Booking
USD675 per person

No. of People Price per person
1 - 1   USD 2700
2 - 2   USD 1350
3 - 3   USD 900
4 - 4   USD 848
5 - 5   USD 675
No of traveller
USD 2700 x 1 pax
Total: USD 2700

Latest Trip Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Zach Carr
flagsUnited Kingdom
Jun 15, 2022

EBC and heli service to Lukla.

I booked EBC with TRA and customized my trip. On the way back, I preferred not to trek. So I made changes to my itinerary, involving heli service to Lukla from Gorakshep. It was easy to cooperative with the team. They made perfectly as I wanted. The itinerary was great for me. The service was above my expectation.
Roselle Paget
flagsSaint Barthelemy
May 25, 2022

Good Team

We reached Lukla from Gorakshep and flew to Ktm. The heli service was really good. They had amazing team to arrange and manage everything little things for quick round.
Mathias Gray
flagsUnited Arab Emirates
May 24, 2022

Gokakshep-lukla hei

My daughter hated to trek downhill to reach the final point before flying to Lukla. Luckily i met Dol from THird Rock Adventures on the way and talked with him. He was concerned about us and so he suggested gorakshep to lukla heli flight. My daughter was so so happy. He contacted his team in Kathmandu and immediately processed to arrange heli for our group. It was really impressive. I met the team in Thamel and had nice talk with them. Our next trek will be organized by them in 2023.
Patrick Robertson
flagsUnited States of America
Apr 28, 2022

Gorakshep Heli Service

Trekking to EBC and heli flight from Gorakshep to Lukla was an amazing experience. I skipped downhill trek and directly reach Lukla. Thanks to Third Rock for this quick and easy heli tour.
Kareem Richards
flagsRussian Federation
Apr 24, 2022


I flew directly to Lukla from Gorakshep without having to trek for days in end. It was quick and saved many days. I loved how the company quickly managed everything and the best. I had few days, and I explored Chitwan, Pokhara and Bandipur customized trip. It was full of amazing trip.
Zachary Pearce
Apr 24, 2022

First Time Heli Tour

Our first trip to Everest Base Camp and first heli tour to Lukla from Gorkshep. We had the superb mountain view from the helicopter.????
Amir Walker
Apr 23, 2022

Directly to Lukla from Gorakshep

If you can reach directly to Lukla and not trek for days, why not try Heli tour. I said to myself and booked a heli service with Third Rock Adventures. It was the best decision for me. I loved the view from the chopper. It also saved a couple of days for me.
Good Value,Best and Selected Tours,
Finley Barr
flagsUnited Kingdom
Apr 23, 2022


Great service offered by the team. on top of that the price was affordable. I checked on the Google and it was competitive and fair price considering the service.
Matthew McCrae
Apr 20, 2022

Gorakshep to Lukla By Helicopter service

This heli flight offers unbelievable views of Khumbu Icefall, Glaciers, Sherpa settlements, Everest, and other peaks. I didn't want to do trek for 3-4 days so I chose this heli flight to Lukla from Gorakshep. It was an amazing experience.
Good Value,I like itinerary,Best and Selected Tours,
Charlotte Taylor
flagsUnited States of America
Apr 20, 2022

Amazing short Gorakshep Heli Service

I loved this short heli service by Third Rock Adventures. I had to fly back immediately due to my personal issues. I was so in rush but had the best experience of enjoying the view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, and Amadablam.
Best and Selected Tours,
Adrian Anderson
Apr 19, 2022

Bad Heli Service

Nothin is sure in Nepal. I was told that the heli service would be quick. But I ended up waiting for an hour. Although I spend the time immersing in the Himalayan beauty but it was an hour late.
Corey Pearce
Apr 19, 2022

Had to wait for few hours

When we were ready to board the heli, there was no sign of helicopter at Gorakshep heli-spot. We thought it would be there in about few minutes, but waited for an hour, still no sign. Finally after 2.5 hours there was heli. The heli captain said there was bad weather. We had to believe them.
Kian Griffiths
Apr 18, 2022

heli to Lukla from Gorakshep

My brother had problem walking downfill for long time. So I requested for heli service from Gorakshep to Lukla so that we need not trek anymore. Naba came in contact and managed everything for us, even the lukla flight to Kathmandu. My brother is grateful to Naba and his amazing company for their service.
Eliseo Leston
Apr 17, 2022

thanks to naba

Hola. When getting back from Everest Base Camp, my hiking boot got damaged. I somehow managed to make it to Gorakshep and had to either walk on the sandle I brought or wait for someone to appear and gift me the boot. Both option was not good .I asked for heli service, and one guy suggested to contact ThirdRock Adventures. Naba was on the line and he did everything to make heli to Gorakshep and he did it. I was back in Lukla in about 2 hours. I was so lucky to have found this Nepali travel operator. Huge thanks to Naba for his great service.
James White
flagsUnited States of America
Apr 16, 2022

Highly Recommended

very experienced nepali company with amazing staff and very responsive consultant team. The founder himself calls and talk for easiness. He replied with short and detailed information on Whatsapp. We were connected in no time. In nepal we met and discussed with coffee. When I reached gorakshep, he called me confirmed and ensured I got the best heli service.
Benjamin Lawson
flagsUnited States of America
Apr 07, 2022

Lovely Heli TOur

I wanted to fly above the mountains and see what it feels like and signed up for this heli flight, and it really surprised me. The Himalayan landscape and the mountains were so breathtaking. The short Lukla heli tour offered us the best views of Everest and other peaks in the Everest region.
Aleix Guerrero
Apr 05, 2022

Amazing Heli Tour

My son loved this short heli fligjt: Gorakshep to Lukla by Helicopter. We had a great day with a clear sky. Every mountain was visible. Our caption and the crew for this heli tour was friendly and helpful.
Lilian Abasto
Apr 05, 2022

Great View!!!

Tenía la vista más increíble del Everest y otras montañas en Nepal. Este breve recorrido en helicóptero nos brindó la mejor experiencia.
Joel Andino
Apr 02, 2022

Gorakshep To Lukla Heli Service

This heli flight is recommended to you if you don't want to trek downhill from Gorakshep and if you want to enjoy the beautiful views of mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, and Sherpa settlement. The service was great.
Best and Selected Tours,
Emilie Lloyd
flagsUnited Kingdom
Mar 21, 2022

Great Heli Tour

I somehow wanted to heli ride from Gorakshep to Lukla and found this amazing heli-itinerary. The view of Everest, other peaks, the sight of Khumbu Icefall, Glaciers, and small traditional Sherpa settlements awed us every second.
Kyra Walker
flagsUnited Kingdom
Mar 21, 2022

Enjoyed alot!

This short mountain flight Gorakshep to Lukla by Helicopter offered the best view of the Everest region and some of the highest peaks in the world. Glad that we chose TRA and this amazing heli tour service.
Erika Kaur
flagsUnited Kingdom
Mar 21, 2022

Bestest Trip.

Due to lack of time to trek, we chose this Gorakshep to Lukla by Heli flight and realized we did the best! The view was mind-blowing. We were surprised to see the landscape of the Himalayas and the towering peaks.
Benedict Stewart
flagsUnited Kingdom
Mar 20, 2022

Gorakshep Heli Experience

Due to some personal region, I had to fly to Lukla from Gorakshep, skipping 3-4 days of trekking. So I hop on a heli to Lukla and also enjoyed the amazing view of Everest Himalayas.
Best and Selected Tours,
Lily King
flagsUnited Kingdom
Mar 19, 2022

Amazing Views!

We admired the spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Amadablam, and many more from our Gorakshep to Lukla by Helicopter. Thanks to Naba and his team.
Myles Holland
flagsUnited Kingdom
Mar 18, 2022

Great Service

We had the best mountain view! The pilot and every one of Third Rock Adventures we met were generous and friendly. We really felt the company of someone we knew! They made sure we know the details of the tour. Even the captain was friendly. Gorakshep to Lukla By Helicopter is the best short heli ride for those who wants to skip 3-4 days of arduous trek. 
Jensen Barker
flagsUnited Kingdom
Mar 13, 2022

No trek from GORAKSHEP

My dream to trek to EBC was done and I had to get back to Ktm as soon as possible. I had to board a chooper to Lukla and get back to ktm and fly home. A day before I had talked with a travel consultant of TRA and she suggested me heli to Lukla. And had booked them and it was fantastic.
Erick Boone
flagsUnited States of America
Sep 12, 2021

Fantastic views!

This Gorakshep Lukla Heli flight rewards some stunning views of the tallest peaks in the world including Everest. We chose this heli ride because we were short on time and had to return home within a few days when we were in Nepal. Before we book, the team at TRA insisted we do this the next day for good weather. How cool was that! Thankful to the team for their expertise...
Bailey Andrews
flagsUnited States of America
Sep 10, 2021

Great Chopper Service

Our Heli Pilot was an amazing person. He would talk every now and then with us so that we feel comfortable during our airtime. He pointed out every mountain we saw.
Patrick Woods
flagsUnited States of America
Sep 08, 2021

Best view of Everest

If you want to get the best view of the mighty Everest and the region, make sure you sign up for this tour. I am more than happy I did this heli flight, Gorakshep to Lukla by helicopter. Highly recommended trek company in Kathmandu.
Corey Turner
flagsUnited States of America
Sep 08, 2021

Awesome Trip

We didn’t have time to do the full Everest Base Camp trek so this trek was perfect for me. Totally recommend!
Sam Harper
flagsUnited States of America
Sep 07, 2021

Insane Himalayas

The incredible views of Everest region and the jagged peaks took my breath away. The view of Everest and other peaks was amazing from the heli. Thanks to Third Rock for this heli tour. They ensured that everything was perfect with my safety on the top of the table.
Rebeca Pedrero
Mar 16, 2021

We loved the tour

My sister and I did this heli Gorakshep to Lukla By Helicopter. The service was great. We had the best mountain views of our lifetime...
Cristian Collado
Mar 14, 2021

Gran recorrido en helicóptero

El recorrido en helicóptero fue excelente, pero la desventaja fue que tuve que esperar mucho para abordar el helicóptero. El aeropuerto tenía una mala gestión y no lograba hacer las cosas sin problemas. Gracias a TRA, lograron hacer el recorrido en helicóptero el mismo día después de 3 horas.

Based on 33 reviews
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