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Khumjung to Kathmandu by Helicopter

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Good to Know
  • Duration 1 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Trip Destination Khumjung to Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 3,790 m
  • Trip Type Tour
  • Transport By Helicopter


  • Easy online booking system
  • The best guaranteed service and price 
  • Professional guide with fluent english 
  • Daily Guaranteed Departure 
  • Convenient, comfortable and time-saving mode of transportation
  • Aerial views of the Himalayan mountains, including Mount Everest

Khumjung to Kathmandu by helicopter is a fast and exciting way to get from the mountains to the city. Khumjung is a village with beautiful views, and many trekkers stop here before heading to Everest Base Camp.

The helicopter ride is a quick escape from this remote village with its stone houses and Sherpa culture. You'll see the big Himalayan mountains, like Mount Everest, from above before landing in Kathmandu.

This helicopter service from Khumjung to Kathmandu is perfect for everyone. If you're excited about starting your adventure with a thrilling helicopter ride to Khumjung and then want to begin your trek from there, this service is for you. It's a great way to kick off your trek in style.

If you've finished your trek and don't want to trek all the way back to Kathmandu, you can use this helicopter service to quickly and comfortably get back to the city. It saves you a lot of time and effort.

Taking a helicopter from Khumjung to Kathmandu saves time and is a cool experience. You'll see Nepal's different landscapes from high up, from the snowy mountains in the Everest area to the green Kathmandu Valley.

When you get close to Kathmandu, you can see the city's old temples and busy markets from the air. The helicopter lands at Tribhuvan International Airport, making the journey easy and comfortable.

The Khumjung to Kathmandu helicopter flight is not just practical; it's also a chance to see two very different places. You go from the peaceful mountains to the busy city of Kathmandu. It's a journey that shows you both the beauty of the Himalayas and the lively culture of Kathmandu, making it a special way to finish a trekking adventure.


  • Spectacular aerial views of the Himalayan mountains, including Mount Everest.
  • Rapid and convenient way to transition from the remote Khumjung village to bustling Kathmandu.
  • Chance to witness the contrasting landscapes of the Everest region and Kathmandu Valley.
  • Efficient travel option, saving significant time compared to ground transportation.
  • Smooth descent into Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Bridge the gap between serene mountain life and vibrant city culture.
  • Memorable and unique experience for trekkers and travelers alike.

Package Cost

Nepal Trek Adventure's exclusive offer for the Khumjung to Kathmandu helicopter flight is available in 2024 and 2025! You can begin on this remarkable journey at a comprehensive rate of $1250 per person when you join a group during the prime helicopter flight season.

Our approach to this exceptional flight experience is designed to cater to the preferences of every traveler. As part of our Khumjung to Kathmandu helicopter flight package, we also provide the option of a private flight with a guide for those seeking a more intimate adventure.

The cost of the Khumjung to Kathmandu helicopter flight for private groups varies depending on the number of passengers, ranging from $1250 to $4150 per person. Private flights allow you to set your own pace, making them ideal for families, groups of friends, or anyone in search of a truly unique experience.

Your exclusive itinerary for the helicopter flight from Khumjung to Kathmandu in 2024 and 2025 begins the moment you arrive in Nepal and ends with a seamless departure. This ensures a smooth and immersive experience from start to finish, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Trip Details

  • Khumjung to Kathmandu by Heli Flight: Around 45 minutes
  • Khumjung to Lukla By helicopter: around 25 minutes 
  • Altitude: 3,790 m
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Group size: maximum 5 people in one group
  • Weight allowance: 400 kg
  • Types and Models of Operation: AS 350 B3e "Ecureuil," AS 350 B3+ "Ecureuil," and Bell

Khumjung to Lukla Helicopter Flight

A Khumjung-to-Kathmandu helicopter flight is a popular choice among travelers seeking a swift and scenic alternative to the challenging two-day uphill trek from Khumjung to Kathmandu.

After an overnight stay in a charming village like Phakding, the trekking day entails 7 to 8 hours of strenuous uphill hiking for many days. However, for those looking to bypass the trekking challenge and relish the beauty of the Himalayas from the air, the Khumjung to Kathmandu helicopter flight

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What's Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off service 
  • Seating arrangement for up to a maximum of 5 people
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Medicinal kit
  • Oxygen cylinders
  • Helicopter charges for the Trip
  • Applicable permit arrangement service only

What's Excluded

  • Medical and life insurance
  • Meals, accommodations and personal expenses
  • Drinks throughout the trip
  • Personal Gear: Down jackets and other equipment cost

Availability & Private Trip

Select a Trip DateSmall Group Departure
Start DateStart: MondayMay 20, 2024End DateEnd: MondayMay 20, 2024PricePriceUS $1250StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: TuesdayMay 21, 2024End DateEnd: TuesdayMay 21, 2024PricePriceUS $1250StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: WednesdayMay 22, 2024End DateEnd: WednesdayMay 22, 2024PricePriceUS $1250StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: ThursdayMay 23, 2024End DateEnd: ThursdayMay 23, 2024PricePriceUS $1250StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: FridayMay 24, 2024End DateEnd: FridayMay 24, 2024PricePriceUS $1250StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: SaturdayMay 25, 2024End DateEnd: SaturdayMay 25, 2024PricePriceUS $1250StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: SundayMay 26, 2024End DateEnd: SundayMay 26, 2024PricePriceUS $1250StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: MondayMay 27, 2024End DateEnd: MondayMay 27, 2024PricePriceUS $1250StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: TuesdayMay 28, 2024End DateEnd: TuesdayMay 28, 2024PricePriceUS $1250StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: WednesdayMay 29, 2024End DateEnd: WednesdayMay 29, 2024PricePriceUS $1250StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: ThursdayMay 30, 2024End DateEnd: ThursdayMay 30, 2024PricePriceUS $1250StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: FridayMay 31, 2024End DateEnd: FridayMay 31, 2024PricePriceUS $1250StatusStatusGuaranteed

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Private & Group Discount Price
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5 - 10 pax
1 Travelers x US $4150TotalUS $4150(No additional taxes or booking fees)

Important Notes

  • Ensure the flight is scheduled during suitable weather conditions.

  • Reserve your helicopter seat well in advance, especially during peak trekking seasons.

  • Be mindful of baggage weight limits imposed by the helicopter service.

  • Allow time to acclimatize in Khumjung before flying to lower altitudes.

  • Consider group rates if traveling during the main helicopter flight season.

  • Opt for a private flight for more flexibility and privacy.

  • Confirm the cost based on the number of passengers in your group.

  • Purchase adequate travel insurance, including helicopter evacuation coverage.

  • Ensure a seamless transition from your trek to the helicopter flight.

  • Be aware of altitude-rebeforelated health risks and consult a doctor if needed.

  • Have all necessary permits and identification documents ready.

  • Seek advice from local experts for the most up-to-date information.

  • Dress in layers for varying temperatures during the journey.

  • Savor the breathtaking scenery during the helicopter ride.

  • Fllow safety instructions provided by the helicopter crew.

Booking policy

  • To make a reservation, a deposit of 25% to 100% is required.

  • Four days before the tour, one can change the date without paying any extra fees.

  • Booking can be done through a secure online booking system.

  • Transferable to your friend or family.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation before 90 days of tour departure

  • NTA will charge 30 percent of the total tour cost for canceling the trip within 89 days of departure.

  • NTA will charge 40 percent of the total tour cost for canceling the trip within 50 days of departure.

  • NTA will charge 50 percent of the total tour cost for canceling the trip within 20 days of departure.

  • For less than 20 days for departure, NTA will take 75 percent of the total tour cost as a cancellation charge.

  • On or after the trip's Departure date, no refund will be made.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q1. How much does the Khumjung to Kathmandu helicopter flight cost?

    The cost varies, but it's generally around $1150 per person when traveling with a group during the main helicopter flight season.

  • Yes, the helicopter operators prioritize safety, and their experienced pilots are well-trained for flights in the Himalayan region.

  • The flight typically takes around 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on weather conditions and specific routes.

  • Yes, private helicopter flights are available, with costs varying based on the number of passengers, ranging from $1150 to $4150 per person.

  • The primary helicopter flight season is typically during the trekking season, which is in the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November).

  • Yes, it's a great option for both trekkers looking to start their adventure in Khumjung and those who want to skip the return trek to Kathmandu.

  • Yes, there are usually weight limits for both passengers and luggage. It's essential to inquire about specific restrictions when booking.

  • Absolutely! The helicopter flight offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains, including Mount Everest.

  • You can book through a reputable trekking agency or directly with helicopter operators in Nepal.

  • The service usually includes a seamless experience from your arrival in Nepal to departure. It's a quick and immersive way to transition between the serene mountains and vibrant Kathmandu city.

What Our Clients Say
  • J
    JamesUnited States,March 27, 2024

    Khumjung to Kathmadnu helicopter package

    The trip was not just about moving from one place to another, but also about the change it brings to your emotions. The helicopter turns into a magical experience, taking you on a ride through a world of dreams and imagination. When you arrive in the busy city of Kathmandu, the journey reaches its highest point with a mix of emotions.

    However, you still hold onto the tranquillity of the mountains, showing the deep impact of travelling. Thanks to Nepal Trek Adventure for offering this stunning Khumjung to Kathmadnu helicopter package. I highly recommend this trekking company for its better plans, services, and facilities.

  • R
    RaphaelFrance,March 26, 2024

    Flying in a well-maintained Helicopter from Khumjung

    Taking this helicopter journey from Khumjung to Kathmandu with Nepal Trek Adventure was truly an unforgettable adventure. The exhilarating feeling of soaring above the majestic Himalayas left a lasting impression on my soul.

    The stunning views, combined with the excitement of flying in a well-maintained helicopter, created moments that I will cherish forever. Throughout the tour, I felt completely safe and secure, thanks to the impressive safety measures implemented by the team.

    From the moment we took off until we landed in Kathmandu, everything went smoothly, and I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the trip. The beauty of Nepal from above left me in awe, and it has caught a passion for adventure within me. I can't wait to explore more of this extraordinary country from the skies.


Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is one of the best local travel companies based in Kathmandu with leading adventures.

  • Expert Guides
    Expert Guides

    Our experienced guides have extensive knowledge of the local area and culture, ensuring a safe and authentic adventure.

  • Top-notch Customer Service
    Top-notch Customer Service

    Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, from personalized trip planning to attentive support throughout your journey.

  • Flexibility

    We understand that travel plans can change, which is why we offer flexible itineraries and customizable tours to meet your specific needs and preferences.

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    We strive to provide the best value for your money, with competitive pricing and transparent, all-inclusive pricing that eliminates hidden fees.


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