Kala Patthar to Lukla By Helicopter

Kala Patthar to Lukla By Helicopter

Located at the south ridge of Mt. Pumori above the Gorak Shep, Kala Patthar is a famous viewpoint of the Everest region. From here, you'll witness a magnificent close-up view of the world's tallest peak Mt. Everest. However, from Kala Patthar, you can adore the spectacular view of Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Changtse, and Ama Dablam as well. Thus, trekkers in the Everest region visit Kala Patthar to enjoy the stunning mountain landscape. 

From Lukla, it requires 8 days of trek to reach Gorak Shep, and after that, a few hours of hike, you'll reach Kala Patthar. After admiring the 360-degree mountain views of Everest and other peaks from the best viewpoint of Kala Patthar now, you have to retrace the path back to Lukla.  Usually, following the same trekking path takes 4 days to trek downhill to Lukla. So, if you want to escape the same trekking route and shorten your EBC itinerary, you can opt for a heli ride to Lukla from Kala Patthar.

Also, after 8 days of a long trek, you might feel exhausted and want to get back to Lukla fast. So, this helicopter flight is a time-saver where you'll reach Lukla at 2,840 meters from Kala Patthar within 20 minutes. In this way, it will save both your time and energy. Kala Patthar lies at 5,550 meters of high altitude, so sometimes, after enough acclimatizing also, many hikers suffer from altitude sickness. You'll also get instant helicopter service back to Lukla in such an emergency. Our crew members and experienced pilot will take you back to Lukla safely in a short time.

After walking for several days, most people might suffer from severe knee problems. Also, while returning to Lukla from Kala Patthar, the trail is a steep downhill path. So, there is a high chance of having knee injury or problems. Thus, you can opt for the helicopter flight back to Lukla from Kala Patthar instead of walking downhill. Therefore, this helicopter service acts as a savior as you don't have to suffer from knee pain and get back to Lukla with luxury and comfort in a brief time.   

Moreover, Kala Patthar to Lukla Helicopter service is one of the best mountain flights you'll ever have in your lifetime. In addition, when you get the heli ride from Kala Patthar, you'll witness the majestic views of snow-clad mountains, glaciers, trails, landscapes, and villages from up above. This helicopter flight will be one of the memorable experiences you will cherish for a lifetime. 

Cost for Kala Patthar to Lukla by Helicopter 

The helicopter flight cost from Kala Patthar 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. 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


How Much Does This Trip Cost?

The trip's price depends on the type of services chosen by our clients and the group size. The cost of each trip we organize is different because we see travelers as individuals having their own particular needs and preferences.

Get ready for an incredible journey tailored to your interests and preferences, whether you're looking for a budget-friendly adventure or a luxurious getaway. Leave the planning to us as we take care of all the details, ensuring your dream trip becomes a reality. You can relax and focus on creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.

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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 Kala Patthar to Lukla Helicopter?

On a daily basis, we arrange both private and group helicopter services from Kala Patthar 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 8 reviews

Latest Trip Reviews

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

Zack Sutton
flagsUnited Kingdom
Apr 10, 2022

Great Kala Patthar Heli Service

It was so quick to book A HELI Service with Third Rock Adventures. With their tone of professionalism, it was a sign that they were reliable and trustworthy. So with my instinct on, I booked with them. They briefed me about the service, weather, weight allowance which were really important for the heli flight. I had checked the weather for that day and it turned out to be the best window for views. I am thankful to this company for their amazing service
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Odin Lewis
Apr 10, 2022

Great Service!!!

The heli tour rewarded some stunning views of the mountains. The 20-minute heli tour was the best time for us . The company made sure we were comfortable and had best service.
Nil Sartori
Mar 11, 2022

Good Tour

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute on heli tour to Lukla. Please make sure you are informed about the weather and weight rules. Also inquire about the heli company and the captain experience just to ensure you are good to go for the heli tour. Rest assured you will have the epic views of Everest!
Moises Guillén
Mar 10, 2022

Ohoo Great Tour

We did the best by doing this heli tour on our way to Lukla. We enjoyed the awe-inspiring views of the towering peaks, the Himalayan landscape and everest region. The team were friendly and dedicated to serve us. Happy and highly recommended company for heli service.
Ronnie Mcdonald
flagsUnited Kingdom
Mar 01, 2022

Happy minutes

Within 20 minutes we reached Lulka viewing the great views of Everest and other peaks. It would have taken 3-4 days to trek down to Lukla. Please be informed that the helicopter allows carrying a total of 350 - 500 kg weight depending on altitude and location. So adjust accordingly for the tour. Although the team will ensure this for you. Great team, great view and great tour. Loved it.
Harley Smith
flagsUnited States of America
Feb 28, 2022

Average Heli Service

The service was average, and the day was not good. Didn't have the best view of Everest, what we were looking for. If you want to get the best out of this heli tour, make sure you check the weather before signing up.
Silas Norris
flagsUnited States of America
Feb 27, 2022

Great Service

I contacted the company when I was in Kathmandu, and was informed they arrange both private and group helicopter services from Kala Patthar to Lukla with safety as a top priority. It was a great day with clear sky and skyline dominated by the Himalayas.
Dominic Parker
flagsUnited States of America
Feb 27, 2022

Wonderful Heli Tour

We were informed by the team that we are going to have a clear view of the tour. And yes, we could admire the best view of Everest, and the Himalayas. Thanks to the consultant who detailed to us about the importance of WEATHER FOR HELI TOUR IN EVEREST REGION.

Based on 8 reviews
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