Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight

Trip Facts

  • Cost Start FromUS$ 450 per person
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    No of people Price P.P
    2-6 US$ 400
  • Duration 1 Hours
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • TransportationHelicopter
  • Trip StyleTour
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min. Age: 4
  • Lukla: Get way to Everest Base Camp Trek
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About Trip

Lukla opens the gate of adventurous ventures in the Everest region. The famous Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Lakes Trek, Everest Three High Passes Trek, etc all begin from here. Apart from the regular flights from Kathmandu domestic airport to Lukla airport, the only other way to reach this place is by helicopter flight. There are no roadways to Lukla, so individuals cannot drive here. 

We must say, as thrilling the Kathmandu Lukla regular flights are, they can get quite nerve-racking and overwhelming for some travelers. The Kathmandu Lukla flights are no joke. Landing at that height on a tiny airport does demand guts. However, the Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flights are more easygoing and comfortable, with great views. The helicopter flight lasts for around one hour.

We have several Kathmandu Lukla helicopter flight departures in a day. It allows travelers to board the charter as per their time availability. One can join in a group, which will cost less per head, or rent a private Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight as per your need.

 

Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight Details

Flight Duration: 50 minutes - 1 hour

Max. Group Size: 5 people

Altitude: 2,860 m

Best Season: Autumn (September, October, and November) Spring (March, April, and May)

Flight Costs: USD 450 in Group

 

Why Choose Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight?

There are many reasons to choose the Kathmandu Lukla helicopter flight over the usual Kathmandu Lukla airline flights. We have mentioned some of them below:

  • Alternative flight option to Lukla that you can board as per your time
  • Less overwhelming, risky, and very comfortable
  • Offers breathtaking aerial mountain views than the usual flight to Lukla
  • No worries if the weather gets unstable because our helicopters can withstand bad weather
  • You can be on your schedule

 

Helicopter Scheduled Flight Form Kathmandu to Lukla

06:00 AM: We will pick you up from your hotel and drop you at the airport. There will be a quick briefing by the instructor regarding the flight.

06:30 AM: You will get the boarding pass and proceed with check-in. The pilot will introduce himself, and you fly towards the Lukla. The flight will be 50 minutes to 1 hour long.

07:00 AM - 07:30: You will land at the Lukla helipad and proceed with your day.

 

The benefit of Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter flight and Lukla to Kathmandu 

  1. Regular flights to Lukla may get canceled or delayed anytime because of the unpredictable weather and air traffic. The Lukla helicopter flight is the best way to be on your schedule.
  2. The helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla gets less affected by the poor weather compared to the regular flights between these two places.
  3. The views of mountains & hills during the helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla are more remarkable than the regular flights.

 

Lukla Airport

Perched on 2,860 meters, Lukla airport, also known as the Tenzing Hillary Airport, is one of the smallest and highest airports in the world. This airport gives access to the Khumbu region, the home to Mt. Everest- the highest mountain in the world, the legendary Sherpas, and the rich ancient cultural heritage of the local communities. 

In the peak trekking and climbing seasons (March, April, May, September, October, and November), the airport is the busiest. Lukla airport has only a single runway. It is 527 meters long, 30 meters wide with an 11.7% gradient. 

Only twin otter aircraft and helicopters fly in and out of this airport. Given the size of the airport, it can only park five twin otter aircraft and two helicopters at a time. The Lukla airport only welcomes and departs flights to/from Kathmandu.


 

Main Season Season Lukla Airport 

Hundreds and thousands of trekkers & climbers hit Lukla airport every year in the peak trekking and climbing seasons to embark on their adventurous ventures in the Everest region. Spring (March, April, May) and autumn (Septmber, October, November) are the major seasons. 

Apart from that, May, September, and December also see a fair number of visitors. Because of the stable weather with clear sky and bright days, the airport sees several flights in and out every day. The airport does get packed and overcrowded sometimes.

 

Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight Price

Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight cost is expensive if you book a private trip. A private trip means you can fly solo or with your loved ones. Likewise, in a group, per head cost reduces. We offer the best Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter prices in Nepal. Our costs are transparent, and there are no hidden charges. Even if you are flying from Lukla to Kathmandu, the price will be the same. 

The flight cost USD 400 to 500  per head in a group and USD 2000 to 2400 for a private flight (for a one-way flight). For a round trip Kathmandu - Lukla -Kathmandu, the cost of the flight is USD 990  per head in a group and USD 4800  for a private flight.

Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight Price on sharing basis for 2022, 2023,2024

Months Cost (USD) Book now
January 400 Book now
Febabury 400 Book now
March 400 Book now
April 400 Book now
May 400 Book now
June 400 Book now
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September 400 Book now
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November 400 Book now
December 400 Book now

 

Kathmandu to Lukla an Lukla to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Group Joining

Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight cost is low per head for group departures. The group usually has 4 to 5 passengers from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa. Joining a group is much easier in the peak trekking/climbing seasons as there are numerous helicopter departures. 

If you are alone, then you can share the flight with other travelers from around the world. In this way, the Kathmandu Lukla helicopter flight cost gets affordable. After you confirm the flight, we will help you find other travelers to share the helicopter flight and the cost.
 

Private Helicopter Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathamdu

A private helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is perfect for you if you have your own group or if you are willing to fly solo. The cost of a private helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or vice versa is expensive comparatively. Private helicopter flight to Lukla lets you fly in your own time.

Booking confirmation and payment of Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter flight

Many travelers are preferring to take a helicopter flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, given the low risk, phenomenal panorama, and to be on schedule these days. Therefore, we need early confirmation to avoid the non-availability of flight seats. 

To book the Kathmandu Lukla helicopter flight, you have to send us a 25% advance payment for the confirmation with some other details like a copy of your passport, etc. The rest of the amount has to be cleared before the beginning of the journey. You can pay it once you arrive in Kathmandu.
 

Departure Details For Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight

You can pre-book Kathmandu to Lukla flights for any dates in 2022, 2023, and 2024. You can reserve the seats directly from our booking section. 

If the dates do not match your time availability, then you can contact us at [email protected] or call us or whatapps at +977 9849023179.

 

Helicopter Flight to Lukla from Everest Base Camp/Gorakshep 

If you have trekked to the Everest Base Camp and do not want to retrace the same path back, then you can choose our helicopter flight from the Everest Base Camp to Lukla. While trekking back, it takes another 3 to 4 days to reach Lukla. A helicopter flight will save you a lot of time and energy. At the same time, you can see spectacular aerial views of the Himalayas. 

Usually, you can find helicopter returns in the Everest Base Camp Trek return by Helicopter. But you can also add an EBC Lukla helicopter flight to your itinerary even if you have followed the usual EBC trek itinerary. The helicopter flight time between Everest Base Camp and Lukla is around 15 minutes. 

Moreover, you can also extend this helicopter flight to Kathmandu if you wish. For more information, get in touch with us. 

 

Frequently Ask Questions Regarding Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter flight and Lukla to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight

Can I book a private helicopter flight to Lukla for a single person?

Yes, you can book a private helicopter flight to Lukla for a single person. You can decrease the load of the price by joining group departure. 

 

Can I get a helicopter flight to Lukla on the same day as the regular airline flight was canceled?

Yes, you can get a helicopter flight to Lukla on the same day as the regular airline flight. We always have our helicopter operators on standby to give helicopter flight service to our guests from/to Lukla. Do let us know sometime earlier to arrange the flight on time.

 

Do helicopters depart every day from Kathmandu to Lukla?

Yes, we have the daily departure of the helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla.

 

Are there chances of helicopter flights getting canceled?

The chances of helicopter flights getting canceled between Kathmandu and Lukla are very rare. Even in bad weather, we can fly to Lukla from Kathmandu in a helicopter without a hassle. The flight overall time may extend by a few minutes, but the possibility of cancellation is quite low

 

How to book Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight?

You can book Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight directly through our site or by contacting us at Mountain Rock Treks. Let us know your required date, and we will help you arrange the best time for your helicopter flight. You can join both a group flight or go on a private flight as per your wish with us.
 

Can I get a helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla after 3 PM?

Yes, you can get a helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla after 3 PM if there is no issue with the weather.
 

How long does it take to reach Lukla from Kathmandu by helicopter?

It takes around 50 minutes to one hour to reach Lukla from Kathmandu by helicopter. Sometimes the weather disruption may cause a few extra minutes of flight.
 

Do you provide a helicopter from Lukla to Kathmandu?

Yes, we offer helicopter flights from Lukla to Kathmandu too.
 

Does the helicopter fly at the scheduled time?

Yes, the helicopter flies at the scheduled time. Sometimes the flight can get slightly delayed because of technical issues or bad weather.

 

Will there be other passengers on my flight?

Yes, there will be other passengers on your flight if you have joined a group departure. If you are flying alone or with your own group, then there will be no other individual than the pilot.

 

Trip Highlights

  • Safe Flight than regular flight in tiny airport.
  • Best Ariel views of Himalayas
  • More chance to fly means less chance to cancel than regular flight.
  • No long waiting as a regular flight

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Kathmandu – Lukla Helicopter Flight

Cost Includes

  • All pickups and drops
  • Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight
  • Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department

Cost Excludes

  • Any meals
  • Personal expenses

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Kathmandu – Lukla Helicopter Flight06:00 AM: We will pick you up from your hotel and drop you at the airport. There will be a quick briefing by the instructor regarding the flight.

    06:30 AM: You will get the boarding pass and proceed with check-in. The pilot will introduce himself, and you fly towards the Lukla. The flight will be 50 minutes to 1 hour long.

    07:00 AM - 07:30: You will land at the Lukla helipad and proceed with your day.
    In the same way, you can fly out if you brought the same trip.

Depature Dates

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
01 October, 2022 01 October, 2022 Usd 500 $ Limited Book Now
02 October, 2022 02 October, 2022 Usd 500 $ Guaranteed Book Now
03 October, 2022 03 October, 2022 Usd 500 $ Guaranteed Book Now
04 October, 2022 04 October, 2022 Usd 500 $ Guaranteed Book Now
05 October, 2022 05 October, 2022 Usd 500 $ Guaranteed Book Now
06 October, 2022 06 October, 2022 Usd 500 $ Guaranteed Book Now
07 October, 2022 07 October, 2022 Usd 500 $ Guaranteed Book Now
08 October, 2022 08 October, 2022 Usd 500 $ Guaranteed Book Now
09 October, 2022 09 October, 2022 Usd 500 $ Guaranteed Book Now
Rated 5/5 based on 1 reviews
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    Feel safer and best views

    Rating:

    I am scared of flight. Many People said About Lukla's regular flight and landing. I realized, they did not try in a helicopter. Chat with the pilot and being is a helicopter is the most memorable experience during my trip.