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 2400

2 Pax

USD 1200

3 Pax

USD 800

4 Pax

USD 600

5 Pax

USD 480

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.

Based on 6 reviews
Price From
Instant Booking
USD480 per person

No. of People Price per person
1 - 1   USD 2400
2 - 2   USD 1200
3 - 3   USD 800
4 - 4   USD 600
5 +   USD 480
No of traveller
USD 2400 x 1 pax
Total: USD 2400

Trip Reviews

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

Based on 6 reviews
Very good

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,
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.
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.

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