Kathmandu to Lukla By Helicopter

Kathmandu to Lukla By Helicopter

The Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter flight is an easy way to reach Lukla from Kathmandu. Lukla is a beautiful Sherpa town in the Khumbu region which is 136.17 km away from Kathmandu. It takes only 45-minutes to complete this distance from a helicopter. Standing at an altitude of 2,860 meters, Lukla is the starting point for all treks in the Everest region.

Likewise, Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter flight is one of the quickest ways to get to Lukla. It is comfortable, and you'll also get the best mountain views throughout the ride. So, this Lukla helicopter flight is an excellent option for whatever purpose you are traveling to the Everest region, such as trekking, peak climbing, Everest expedition, or just exploring.

Moreover, the Kathmandu Lukla direct flight is not available in the peak seasons. So, the travelers have to take 5 hours drive to Ramechhap, Manthali Airport, to take a flight to Lukla. Thus, the trekkers can charter helicopter flights to Lukla to save the extra time required to reach Ramechhap overland.

Besides, Lukla stands at a high altitude, so the weather is unpredictable. Due to this, most of the regular flights are often canceled, which badly affects travelers, trekkers, mountaineers, peak climbers, etc. So, to avoid these unprecedented situations, you can have Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight. Also, during the heli ride, you'll enjoy a single bit of aerial views of majestic snow-capped mountains, green hills, small Sherpa settlements, dense forests, etc.

Cost for Kathmandu to Lukla by Helicopter

The helicopter flight cost from Kathmandu to Lukla depends on the private or group joining flight. It costs USD 480 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 2400. So, based on your budget, you can choose between group joining or private helicopter service.

No of Persons

Price Per Person 

1 Pax

USD 3250

2 Pax

USD 1625

3 Pax

USD 1083

4 Pax

USD 812

5 Pax

USD 650

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 Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter?

On a daily basis, we arrange both private and group helicopter services from Kathmandu 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.

How will you be traveling?


Based on 25 reviews
Price From
Instant Booking
USD650 per person

No. of People Price per person
1 - 1   USD 3250
2 - 2   USD 1625
3 - 3   USD 1083
4 - 4   USD 812
5 +   USD 650
No of traveller
USD 3250 x 1 pax
Total: USD 3250

Latest Trip Reviews

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

Mallory Joyce
flagsUnited States of America
May 26, 2022

Great Service by Third Rock

I booked this trip in February. I flew to Lukla and had the best view of Kathmandu city and Everest. I absolutely loved it. THanks to Naba and his team for this flawless operation to Lukla. I can't recommend enough.
Phillip Moreno
flagsUnited Kingdom
May 17, 2022

Lukla experienced on heli

The founder of the company called us for the imp sharing of information regarding the heli tour. We loved the way he talk with his client. Good info, good price and good service. We also checked their online reviews. It was obvious that they were among the best travel operator in Nepal and we chose them. After our trip, we met him and had very nice conversation. He said he would manage any Himalayan trek for us.
Jack Saunders
flagsUnited States of America
May 11, 2022

Lulka in Heli

I knew it is a bit expensive to fly heli to Lukla but I wanted to give it a go. And I loved it. It was a mesmerizing experience
Cohen Riley
flagsUnited States of America
Apr 27, 2022

To Lukla

Last month was my 11th wedding anniversary with my wife. I wanted to plan a surprise for her but wasn't sure what to do. I talked with Naba and organized heli tour to Lukla and breakfast at Everest Hotel View. The next morning I surprised my wife with our heli ride to Lukla. She loved it. It was best gift for her. Naba also arranged an anniversary cake for us. It was such a sweet gesture by him. We loved it and highly recommend this company for any heli service in Nepal.
Good Value,
Serena Carr
flagsUnited States of America
Apr 26, 2022

Remarkable views

With the help of Third Rock Adventures, I hopped on a heli to Lukla without any problems. The view of that day still runs at the back of my head! Thanks to Naba for such amazing service. I will be back soon for another heli ride.
Sami Baker
flagsUnited Kingdom
Apr 25, 2022

heli expereince

I am sure that Helicopter ride to lukla can never go wrong. It's a must-do activity if you're in Nepal. You can even fly to EBC directly without having to trek for days. Third Rock organizes such heli service to EBC.
Caelan Lane
flagsUnited Kingdom
Apr 20, 2022

Incredible experience to Lukla

Recommending Third Rock to everyone who looks for tour operators for their trips in Nepal. We recently got back from our Helicopter ride to Luka and we are all delighted with the service they provided. It was great experience.
Good Value,
Miller Ryan
flagsUnited States of America
Apr 19, 2022

Heli ride to Lukla and EBC

I definitely prefer Heli ride to Lukla than regular flight. The view from the chopper is breathtaking, which left me speechless. One must make this heli trip once in their lifetime even though they have already been. I loved it so much that I asked Naba to extend my service to EBC and within a few hours, I was at Everest Base Camp. Such a great company.
Best Destination,
Layla Burton
flagsUnited States of America
Apr 17, 2022

amazing heli tour to Lukla

my Husband and I hopped on a heli to Lukla from Kathmandu. The view of mountains like EVerest, Nuptse, Lhotse was brathtaking. We couldn't believe our eyes. Thank you Third Rock for memorable experience.
Chloe Matthews
flagsUnited States of America
Apr 14, 2022

Beautiful Tour

Helicopter ride to Lukla is worthwhile. We boarded the chopper from Kathmandu and then headed to Lukla. We marveled at the majestic mountains from there and back to Kathmandu.
Jerónimo Vasques
Apr 13, 2022

Lovely TOur

Hola, Thanks to Naba for his wonderful working team for Heli Service. Everyone was friendly and helpful. We will be back in Nepal next year, after our round trip to Europe. And we will definitely choose ThirD ROCK ADVENTURES.
Aliya Collins
flagsUnited States of America
Apr 10, 2022

Finally made it.

Finally flew to Lukla on a heli and had some great Travel shots for my Instagram. THe caption was friendly enough to let me know the mountain names and click good shot. Grateful to the company for this heli service to Lukla.
Best and Selected Tours
Nolan Jackson
Apr 09, 2022

Lukla from Kathmandu Heli ride

My wife insisted to have a heli ride to Lukla instead of a regular flight. We were 4 total in a heli for the Lukla flight. The captain suggested to fly after 1 hour for good view so we waited for about 1.5 hours for good sight, and we had a clear weather window. My wife was literally jumping with excitement. Within few minutes we were in Lukla.
Best and Selected Tours,
Lennie Gallagher
flagsUnited Kingdom
Apr 09, 2022

KTM to Lukla heli service

If you're trekking in the Everest region, Ktm to Lukla flight is an excellent option. I did it and loved the view it offered.
Best and Selected Tours,
Felix Phillips
flagsUnited Kingdom
Apr 09, 2022

Best option for EBC trek

I asked Naba for heli option and he let me choose this and I loved the idea. The price was good and the views were priceless.
Best and Selected Tours,
Louie Ross
flagsUnited States of America
Apr 09, 2022

Enjoyed the mountain view

The speciality of this heli flight was the view of the mountains specially Everest. The cityscape seems different from above, oh densely populated Kathmandu. The captain was friendly enough to let us know the mountain names. It was short and best flight to heli ride from Kathmandu.
Good Value,Best and Selected Tours,
Tripp Horton
Apr 02, 2022

We enjoyed but no good view

We enjoyed the heli experience but the cloud covered the mountains. We had a very brief view of the mountains. The operation was smoothly.
Elian Austin
flagsRussian Federation
Mar 29, 2022

We loved the service

Hi, We want to write review about our recent heli trip with Third Rock Adventures. We contacted directly to Naba and booked with him. He was really helpful regarding the info for heli service and Lukla. He provided us first-hand info imp for the heli service and it impressed us. The price was fair. Highly recommended team and company for heli service in Nepal.
Wilfrid Genet
flagsSaint Barthelemy
Mar 27, 2022

Superb Mountain view

J'ai toujours voulu voler plus haut que l'Himalaya et le Népal est le seul pays. Heureusement, cette année, je l'ai fait et j'ai adoré chaque seconde. Les vues étaient magnifiques. Si vous êtes au Népal, veuillez vérifier le tour en hélicoptère dans les montagnes. Cela ne prend que quelques minutes ou au maximum 1-2 heures.
Aude Berger
Mar 26, 2022

Heli to Lukla

I am not a big fan of heli ride but this time I did it. Naba offered me good deal to Lukla by heli and I couldn't say no. It was a great start. My heli ride to Lukla was a great experience. The day was clear and I enjoyed the best sight of the mountains.
Bradyn Tran
flagsUnited States of America
Mar 26, 2022

GOOD Service

Third Rock Adventures made sure I was comfortable, but somehow the airport was unsatisfactory. Waited almost an hour for the heli tour. The hectic in airport of Nepal is worrisome.
Bradley Smith
Mar 26, 2022

Lukla Heli

After checking on the reviews of Third Rock, I inquired about Lukla heli ride and had voice call with the main man behind this company. He was humble and professional and I booked with him. When I was in Nepal, Naba ensured he was with me in contact the whole time, even after I reached my country. The heli ride is one of the best adventures in my life.
Alexander Berry
Mar 14, 2022

Good Service

The service was excellent. Everything was managed as we expected. Thanks to the awesome team.
Freddie Burns
Mar 14, 2022

Lovely Heli Experience

It was a wonderful wonderful experience, flying above the Nepal Himalayas. I was awed by the majesty of the mountains, specially Everest. It was truly onceinalifetime experience.
worth it
Riley Price
Mar 14, 2022

Aweful Heli service

They made me wait for an hour for the heli ride to Lukla. However, Naba was there to make sure it will fly sooner. In hindsight, it was not that bad but had to wait for an hour. They had some issues there but Naba made sure it didn't take more time.

Based on 25 reviews
Very good

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