Lukla to Kala Patthar Helicopter Flight

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 1 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
Transportation By Helicopter
Price US $ 800
Trip Style Tour
Max. Altitude 5545m
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Trip Highlights

  • The meeting point will be at Lukla Airport
  • It’s better to carry luggage weighing up to 10 kg. Because it might get problematic having too much weight while flying
  • As for the drinking water, it's available everywhere
  • In case of altitude sickness, necessary precautions will be taken as soon as possible
  • Always follow the instructions provided by the pilot before, amid, and after flying
  • Always carry some cash in case of emergencies

Lukla to Kalapathar helicopter flight is a two-way shuttle service between Lukla and Kala Patthar. It is an alternative tour to reach Kala Patthar. And to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. It is best suited for those who are time-bound for trekking. Or, for those who are in Lukla and do not want to go through a long trekking route but want to conquer the highland on Everest. This tour operates on both a private and group joining basis offering the best views of the surrounding snowy landscape.

Lukla Kala Patthar helicopter flight offers the finest peregrine view of snow-capped mountain peaks and ranges. Also, local village settlements, greenery, farmlands, glaciers, flora and fauna, and ravishing mountainous landscape! Because of the chance of viewing these fascinations within just 1 to 2 hours, it has become famous amongst both national and international travelers.

Kala Patthar helicopter flight tour is one of the famous tours in Nepal. It is because Kalapathar is the highest viewpoint for landing a helicopter to see Mount Everest. You can see Mt. Everest in front of your eyes from Kalapatthar. Kalapather is 1 and half hours far in walking distance from Gorekshep, the last lodge camp of the base camp trek. Trekkers hike to Kala Patthar early morning for the best sunrise view. It is 1.2 kilometers far from Hotels in Gorekshep.

Kalapathar helicopter tour can be done from both Kathmandu and Lukla. From Lukla, it's much easier to reach there since there is a number of helicopters available in the main trekking season. We also provide a pick-up service from Kalapathar and drop to Lukla. You can have a private flight or sometimes we can accommodate you in our group tour. To join in our group tour, you can apply the same booking form as you are using for the tour to Kalapathar from Lukla. 

Kathmandu to Kalapathar helicopter tour takes 3 and half hours to 4 hours in total. Kalapathar is a synonym for a view to Everest. That means you can see Mount Everest from Kathmandu within a short period of time. Kathmandu to Kalapathar is 150 Kilometers far in distance. Heli flight to Kalapathar is the gateway for reaching there. Trekking to Kalapathar takes 10 days and it's difficult for almost everyone. But here the Helicopter flight to Kalapathar stands as an easy solution to every problem for tourists to visit there.

Summarized itinerary for Lukla to Kalapathar helicopter flight tour

Lukla is the initial point of this flight trip to comprehend the apex of Mount Everest. It is also the ending point as the trip ends with the flight to Lukla from the Kala Patthar viewpoint.

The Heli will pick you up at Lukla Airport (Tenzin Hillary Airport) and take you to Pheriche for managing the shuttle (shuttle is needed in the case you are more than 3 persons in a helicopter and weight is above 240 kilograms). Otherwise, the helicopter will fly directly to the viewpoint. After exploring around in viewpoint for around 10 to 15 minutes, return back to Lukla with the same chopper flight.

Lukla to Kala Patthar helicopter flight trip facts

Trip duration: 1 to 2 hours in the morning
Trip difficulty: Easy
Group size: Maximum of 5 persons in a helicopter
Minimum altitude: 2860 meters (Lukla)
Maximum altitude: 5550 meters (Kala Patthar)
Group joining trip cost: Price depends on group size and shuttle, so please check on the Lukla to Kala Patthar by helicopter cost section.
Private trip cost: Price depends on group size and shuttle, so please check on the Lukla to Kala Patthar by helicopter cost section.

Best months to visit Kalapatthar
Late February, March, April, May, Early June, September, October, November, December (though this helicopter flight tour operates throughout the year when the weather condition is favorable).

Why Lukla to Kalapatthar helicopter flight tour with us?

  • Available within your phone call.
  • Secure, easy, and fast-track online booking system.
  • Reasonable prices for the flight (budget-friendly trip).
  • Hassle-free, risk-free trip with the flexibility to choose your own dates for departure on same or forthcoming days.
  • 100% refund policy and trip postponement policy, if the flight does not operate as planned because of bad weather.
  • Close eye view of mountain peaks and ranges like Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse, Gauri Shankar, Ama Dablam, and so forth.
  • Encounter to best topography including greenery, lakes, glaciers, settlements and farmlands, and flowers and rearing animals.

Nepal Trek Adventures dedicates its time and effort to full customer satisfaction and gratification. So, you can contact us anytime whenever you have any queries.

Lukla to base camp by helicopter cost

The cost for Lukla to base camp with a helicopter landing on Kala Patthar primarily depends upon the number of persons joining the helicopter tour. You can join the trip on either group-joining or private basis. Have an insight into the prices mentioned below:

  1. Lukla to the base camp helicopter tour price for foreign citizenship.

    If you are single, dual, or in any number, and want to have a group sharing a flight to Kala Patthar from Lukla, here is the price details:

    No of Pax                           Tour from, to & end at                    Cost per person                                   
    1 pax Lukla - Kalapathar- Lukla airport $ 800 per person (group sharing price)
    2 pax Lukla - Kalapathar- Lukla airport $ 700 per person (group sharing price)
    3 pax Lukla - Kalapathar- Lukla airport $ 600 per person (group sharing price)
    4 pax Lukla - Kalapathar- Lukla airport $ 500 per person (group sharing price)
    5 pax + Lukla - Kalapathar- Lukla airport $ 400 per person (group sharing price)
  2. Lukla to the base camp private helicopter tour cost in the table.

    No matter how many persons are there in a group, if you want to fly to Everest viewpoint in your own private circle, a private helicopter flight is perfect for you. And, here is the detail of the prices to complete the trip inclusive of the single, double, or extra shuttle. The given rates are for 5 seater helicopters in Nepal. There are no 6+ seater helicopters available in Nepal, the Himalayas for adventure helicopter tour-related activities.

    No of Pax Shuttle from                                                                             Total cost in USD for a helicopter 
    1 to 2 Pax Single shuttle $ 1500 for private helicopter
    3 Pax Single shuttle $ 1800 for private helicopter
    4 to 5 Pax Double shuttle  $ 2000 for private helicopter
    6 Pax + Double shuttle (extra $500 per extra shuttle) $ 2200+ for private helicopter
  3. Lukla to base camp helicopter tour cost for Indian citizens (in INR rupees).

    The cost details for Lukla to Kala Patthar Helicopter flight for Indian citizens are mentioned as follows. Costs are estimated as per the number of persons and required shuttles for the trip.

    No of Pax Shuttle Total cost per flight
    1 to 2 pax Single shuttle INR 110000 for private heli (INR one lakh ten thousand)
    3 pax Single shuttle INR 120000 for private heli (INR one lakh twenty thousand)
    4 to 5 pax Double shuttle INR 135000 for private heli (INR one lakh thirty-five thousand)
    6 pax + Double shuttle (extra INR 35000 per extra shuttle) INR 140000+ for private heli (INR one lakh forty thousand +)
  4. Lukla to base camp helicopter tour price for Nepali citizens (in NPR rupees).

    Here is the cost for Lukla to Kala Patthar helicopter flight for Nepali citizens joining together in a private group.

    No of Pax Shuttle Total Cost Per Flight
    1 to 2 pax Single shuttle NPR 1,70,000 for private heli (NPR one lakh seventy thousand)
    3 pax Single shuttle NPR 2,00,000 for private heli (NPR two lakhs)
    4 to 5 pax Double shuttle NPR 2,30,000 for private heli (NPR one lakh thirty-five thousand)
    6 pax + Double shuttle (extra $500 per extra shuttle) NPR 2,40,000+ for private heli (NPR one lakh forty thousand +)

Note: No matter from which country you are, the helicopter tour price will be equivalent to today’s dollar rate.

Also, if you are in a group and planning to join this helicopter tour from Lukla with flight landing at Kalapatthar (above Everest base camp), here are the prices for a helicopter tour to EBC from Lukla according to the number of persons:

Pax (traveling together)                         For main seasons price for helicopter           For the off-seasons cost of helicopter         
1 to 3 pax $ 1800 (single shuttle helicopter) $ 1400 (single shuttle helicopter)
4 pax $ 2000 (double shuttle helicopter) $ 1800 (double shuttle helicopter)
5 pax $ 2200 (double shuttle helicopter) $ 2000 (double shuttle helicopter)

Option: We also offer Everest Base Camp to Lukla helicopter pickup and drop-off service. It is suitable for travelers who are already in base camp and do not want to stroll downhill. Here are the price details for this one-way EBC to Lukla helicopter flight:

Private pick-up/drop-off cost from base camp to Lukla by helicopter.

S.N Pax (paying together) No. of Shuttle Flight       Cost in USD Per Flight
1 1 to 3 pax Single shuttle flight (drop-off to Lukla) $2000
2 4 pax Double shuttle flight (drop-off to Lukla) $2500
3 5 pax Double shuttle flight (Extra $500 per extra shuttle) $2500

Regarding the helicopter flight service, we offer same-day or upcoming days’ departures on a daily basis. But for the best-case scenario, we recommend you contact one day before the day you are willing to take the flight. It will be beneficial for both parties to organize and execute the trip effectively.

Join our daily fixed departure trip to Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu.

How does Lukla to Kala Patthar helicopter flight tour operate?

Stage 01: Fly from Lukla to Kala Patthar

  • Time to complete distance: 30 to 35 minutes
  • Location of Helipad: Lukla Airport (Lukla)
  • Major Attractions of the Spots: Lukla airport (one of the most dangerous airports in the world), encompassing mountain peaks and ranges, greenery, local markets, souvenir shops, yak herds, farmlands, and so on.

If there is the need to maintain the seats on the helicopter (in case of more than 3 persons in a helicopter), the helicopter will fly to Pheriche and the team will maintain a shuttle. Then, the helicopter will fly to Kala Patthar. It will take about 15 minutes to reach Kala Patthar from Pheriche.

Location of Helipad: Near Health Post in Pheriche

Stage 02: Exploring around Kala Patthar

At Kala Patthar, you will pause for around 12 to 15 minutes for exploring around and having scenic photographic moments.

Major Attractions of the Spots: Kala Patthar (the highest viewpoint in the world), snow-capped mountains like Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Lhotse, Nuptse, etc. and snowy hills, greenery, farm villages and settlements, hotels and health posts, and so forth.

Stage 03: Fly from Kala Patthar to Lukla

The chopper will now fly from Kala Patthar to Lukla with a peregrine view of the Himalayan environment. Here, your association with our team ends with a goodbye!

  • Time to complete distance: 30 to 35 minutes
  • Location of Helipad: Lukla Airport (Lukla)

Option: You will have the option to fly directly to Kathmandu with the same helicopter. It will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Kala Patthar. The helicopter flight price will be additional.

Cost Includes

  • Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp (Kala Patthar) and return back
  • Oxygen cylinder and all required medical equipment
  • Experienced team members to assist on-trip
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit
  • All local and governmental taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Visas and Boarding Passes
  • Travel or medical insurances
  • Expected tips and gratitude to team members
  • Personal expenses like shopping, extra meal and drinks, extra night stay at any points in the Everest region, and so on
  • Emergency treatment cost (in case of need)
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Departure Details

We have an almost everyday fixed departure for a Helicopter tour to Everest base camp from Lukla during the main season. To check guaranteed flight or availabilities to secure your seats- Call us now on Mobile for Private charter or group joining flights. 
Contact Person - Binod Sapkota 
Cell Phone +977 9851017030 24 Hrs 
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