Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight is one of the best alternative ways to reach Lukla from Kathmandu besides regular flights. It is more comfortable and provides the best views of mountains and the environment throughout the helicopter ride.
We offer everyday departures from Kathmandu to Lukla by helicopter, which is most preferable at a reasonable and cheaper cost. For your trekking, peak climbing, expedition, or exploring the Everest region, a helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla will be the best choice.
Kathmandu Lukla helicopter ride is an awesome ride towards the Mount Everest region in Nepal. Lukla is 136.17 kilometers away from Kathmandu, and with the helicopter flight, it takes only 45 minutes to complete the distance (with landing time). We operate both private helicopter flights to Lukla and group-sharing flights from Kathmandu to Lukla or back.
Lukla airport stands at an altitude of 2800 meters above sea level, because of which the weather in Lukla gets bad sometimes in the main seasons too. Also, Lukla airport is in the lap of the Himalayas, and there is no certainty of fast wind flow in the region.
There are big hills and mountain rocks en route to Lukla Airport on both sides before landing. Because of the high mountain hills and their altitude, we can always see high chances of a strong wind blowing and uncertain weather changes.
So it is the major factor in the frequent cancellation of regular airline flights. In case of regular flight cancellations, the helicopter flight will be the ideal choice for all the visitors who want to go to Lukla or return to Kathmandu from Lukla airport.
The helicopter can fly in low visibility. A small window is enough for a flight to Lukla by helicopter. However, regular planes or aircraft need clear weather to fly. Still landing at Lukla airport is scary, even in good weather for planes.
“The right solution to land at Lukla airport without fear is by helicopter flight.”
Know More about Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight
Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight is the perfect short helicopter ride package in Nepal. The heli ride from Kathmandu takes 45 minutes to reach Lukla airport, the gateway to the Everest base camp trek in Nepal.
It is also called Tenzing Hillary Airport, which was renamed in 2008 in honor of Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzin Norgay Sherpa, who were the first people to climb the Mount Everest summit. The Lukla helicopter flight takes you to one of the snowiest and most dangerous airports in the world in no time.
En route, you will have an aerial view of natural and cultural architecture while helicopters pass through the ancient city, Bhaktapur, surrounded by cultural Newari temples, ponds (known as swimming pools of different kings of ancient times), and high northern mountains like Ama Dablam, Gauri Shankar, Lhotse, Shishapangma, Nuptse, Pumori, etc.
Nepal Trek Adventure not only operates Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight service but also offers Lukla to Kathmandu helicopter flight service. It will be best suited for all who are not able to take the regular flights (or for those who do not want to) to reach Kathmandu from Lukla.
Hence, it is a two-way helicopter service in Lukla. It means you can have both Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter pickup and drop-off and Lukla to Kathmandu helicopter pickup and drop-off service.
A scare-free flight to Lukla by helicopter with a safe landing
Kathmandu-Lukla helicopter flight is the safest way to reach Lukla from Kathmandu. It is suited for those travelers who are scared of joining a regular aircraft flight due to safety reasons. And also for those who do not want to carry the burden of regular flights being canceled.
Here, the weather condition is checked before boarding the flight, and if there is even a minor issue, there is a high chance that the regular flights get canceled instantly. Or, diverted to Kathmandu from the middle way.
However, this is not the case with a helicopter flight. You can easily fly to Lukla from Kathmandu in low visibility too. We, hereby, assure you of the scare-free helicopter flight to Lukla on the fixed departure dates (mentioned below) and also on the dates that you prefer to fly towards Lukla, Everest.
While on land, the helicopter will slowly stop at the helipad and maintain its fixed position. Then, the pilot (or crew member) will instruct you to come out of the helicopter, after which only you should board the helicopter. This is all for safety reasons, as your safety is our main concern before, during, and after the flight.
Major attractions of Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight
- Wonderful aerial views of Kathmandu valley
- The marvelous Himalayas ahead or in front of you from the Helicopter
- Lukla airport is one of the most dangerous airports in the world
- The snowy landscape and snowy mountain views of peaks and ranges like Ama Dablam (6812m), Ganesh Himal (7429m), Langtang Lirung (7234m), Gauri Shankar (7134m), Gyachung Kang (7952m), Nuptse (7855m), Pumori (7161m), Lhotse (8516m), and Shishapangma (8013m).
- Aerial view of green hills, lakes, rivers, and city area
- Passing through the clouds
Why to take Kathmandu to Lukla by helicopter flight?
If you are traveling to the Everest region at a scheduled time and are worried about the irregular flight, then the Kathmandu Lukla helicopter flight is the best option to choose. While taking helicopters, you don’t have to worry about irregular flights.
Though a flight also depends on the weather, helicopter flights are less canceled in comparison to regular flights. It is because helicopters used to have a high visibility level in comparison to regular flights. Similarly, flying from the temple city of Kathmandu to the snowy land of Lukla is a lifelong memory to keep.
Kathmandu-Lukla helicopter flights are not bound by Kathmandu-Lukla or Lukla-to-Kathmandu pick-up and drop-off services. You can take a heli ride to other places like Namche Bazaar, Pheriche, Dingboche, Pangboche, Tengboche, Gorakshep, Hotel Everest View, and so on. They are the conjoining helicopter flights from Lukla that you can take and enjoy the vista of northern mountain serenity.
We Give Most Priority to Advance Booking Passenger for Helicopter Flight
Most people plan helicopter flights at the last minute after their regular flights get canceled, which leads to a clear concern about not finding the right timing for their flight. If you plan the helicopter ride in advance, then we can hold the helicopter in advance.
There are limited helicopters in Nepal, and when there is high demand, your last-minute decision won't work. To be on the safe side, it is recommended that you plan ahead so that you will fly on time.
We usually get a lot of calls and messages after regular plane flights are canceled, and in that last-minute situation, we can't operate the helicopter at the right time. That is why it is recommended that you book the ride in advance to have a confirmed and guaranteed flight.
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