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Namche Bazaar to Kathmandu Helicopter

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Good to Know
  • Duration 1 Day
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Trip Destination Namche Bazaar
  • Starts at Namche Bazaar
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 3440m
  • Trip Type Helicopter Shuttle Service
  • Transport By Helicopter


  • Avoidance of long check-ins and formalities
  • A helicopter will accommodate five people at a time, you will have a comfortable and relaxing ride
  • Experience flying over high mountains, mountain valleys, and city areas
  • No worries of flights getting canceled
  • Operated even in bad weather

Namche Bazaar to Kathmandu helicopter flight is the easiest way to reach Kathmandu from Namche Bazaar. It takes only 1 hour and 15 minutes to cover the distance between Kathmandu and Namche.

This Heli trip is suitable for those who are short on time and want to reach Kathmandu as fast as possible, skipping the trekking downhill to Lukla and catching a regular aircraft flight to Kathmandu after completing the base camp expedition.

Likewise, if you have been to Namche for its exploration and want to return to Kathmandu in the shortest time, this helicopter tour is very effective. Similarly, Kathmandu to Namche helicopter flights are equally attainable.

You can reach Namche from Kathmandu within around 1 hour and 15 minutes and continue the sightseeing or trekking adventure that your itinerary follows. Namche Bazaar is a beautiful ancient Himalayan town in Nepal, surrounded by the White Mountains and green hills all around.

It is situated at an elevation of 3440 meters from sea level and is about 137 kilometers away from Kathmandu. Namche Bazaar is the first acclimatization point in the Everest region while trekking to the base camp or Kala Patthar. If you follow the regular Everest base camp trek itinerary, you will reach Namche Bazaar on the 2nd day following the trail from Lukla.

Namche Bazaar to Kathmandu Helicopter Trip Details

  • Flight Duration: 30 minutes
  • Group Size: 5 people in one helicopter
  • Weight allowance: 400 kilograms + luggage
  • Minimum altitude: 1400 meters
  • Maximum altitude: 3440 meters
  • Private Helicopter Cost: USD 4150
  • Group Joining Helicopter Cost: USD 1250 Per Person

Fun Facts about Namche Bazaar

  • Namche Bazaar is the historical capital of the Everest region, also known as the administrative center of the region.
  • It is the first acclimatization point for the trekkers heading towards the base camp of Kala Patthar.
  • Before the Mount Everest expedition by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953, Namche was a yak cheese and butter trading hub, but, after the expedition, the town became popular. Now, hundreds of travelers pass through this town for trekking and sightseeing adventures.
  • Sagarmatha National Park's Visitor Center, which flaunts the unique and interesting photographs of wildlife found in the region.
  • Major attractions of Namche Bazaar include the Sherpa Museum, Hall of Fame Gallery, Namche Library, Namche Monastery, Healing Centers, and Saturday Markets.
  • The former president of the United States, Jimmy Carter, and his wife visited Namche Bazaar in October 1985 via personal helicopter of late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, as part of the honorary visit.

Namche Bazaar to Kala Patthar helicopter tour

If you are in Namche Bazaar and want to explore more in the Everest region of Nepal with a closer view of Mount Everest, you can catch the helicopter flight from Namche Bazaar and fly up to Kala Patthar, explore around, reach Hotel Everest View, and return back to Kathmandu via Lukla.

It takes around 25 minutes to reach Kala Patthar from Namche Bazaar. To know more about the trip, join the original Everest helicopter tour (that starts from Kathmandu and Ends At Kathmandu).

Note: You can also have the flyover helicopter tour to the base camp or Kala Patthar. You solely have the authority to decide what kind of tour you want - be it a flyover or landing tour.

The cost will be applied as per the client's requirements and the number of people in the group.

Namche to Lukla helicopter service

Namche to Lukla helicopter or Lukla to Namche helicopter flights are mostly demanded by the clients. It is because the uphill from Lukla to Namche takes 2 days. Trekking from Lukla to Namche Bazar is moderate in level.

After spending a night at Phakding, the following day, with 7 to 8 hours of uphill you will reach Namche Bazar. It is suitable for travelers who want to skip the trekking part and return to Lukla via a scenic flight with no hassle.

Namche Bazaar to Lukla by bus

Travelers can complete the distance between Namche Bazaar and Lukla via trekking, which takes 2 days via Phakding. And each day needs 4 to 7 hours of trekking. In this situation, the question may arise: can you visit Lukla from Namche or Namche from Lukla by bus?

It is not possible yet because of the rough trails and landscape. But soon in the future, you will be able to travel between Namche Bazaar and Lukla by bus, car or other land vehicles. Similar is the case with Kathmandu to Namche by road travel.

There is no provision of by-road travel to Namche Bazaar from Kathmandu till now, but, in near future, it can be possible. However, you can utilize the airbus i.e. helicopter to execute the pick-up and drop-off service between these two places.

Group Joining Helicopter Flights

The Heli travelers can have a group joining facility in order to collaborate with others and share a journey. It reduces the cost too, which means it offers an adorable cost-sharing facility.

Nepal Trek Adventure is willing to provide you the helicopter pickup and drop-off services within Kathmandu and Namche Bazaar under any condition. If you are 1, 2, 3, or 4 in number, then group joining would be best for you. It will not only bar your budget but also pledge timely flights.

  • Group Joining Helicopter Cost: USD 1250 Per Person

Private Helicopter Flights

The cost of helicopter service depends upon the helicopter charter flights (private flights) and group joining flights. Private helicopter flights are more comfortable as you will reconnoiter the attractive landscapes of the Everest region with your near and dear ones. So, the cost of hiring private helicopter flights is a bit more expensive in comparison to group joining helicopter flights.

  • Private Helicopter Cost: USD 4000 to USD 4600 per flight

In the event that you take a private helicopter flight, you won't need to confront any superfluous flight postponements, and you will have a better and more protected flying experience with your own group.

Short-Day Tours and Hikes from Namche Bazaar

Hike to Hotel Everest View

Hike to Hotel Everest View from Namche Bazaar is the best and most popular day tour from Namche Bazaar. It takes around 3 to 4 hours to reach the hotel from Namche. The hike starts from 3440 meters and ends at 3880 meters above sea level.

The trail passes through the longer ridge towards the north side of the region. En route, enjoy the beautiful mountainous view of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, and other encompassing mountains. Hotel Everest View itself is a masterpiece in the Himalayas.

It was visioned by Takashi Miyahara and designed by the Yoshinobu Kumagaya (a Japanese Architect) and was opened for outsiders in 1971. Explore the hotel area, enjoy the meal (if you want to), and hail down to Namche Bazaar cherishing the best Himalayan panorama.

Hike to Khunde and Khumjung

The villages of Khunde and Khumjung lie on the Green Valley and are popularly called twin villages. The villages are the residence of the Sherpa people and are less crowded. Khumjung village is around 2 hours and Khunde village is around 2.5 hours away from Namche Bazaar in walking distance. The trip offers a continuous view of the Thamserku and Ama Dablam mountains. The major attractions of the places include:

Khunde: Cave (It is known as the place where Guru Rimpoche used to meditate), photogenic gate, and Stupa with the mesmerizing eye of Buddha, 

Khumjung: Khumjung Monastery (It is known to house the scalp of Yeti)

You can have a meal and hot coffee at the local tea houses and return back to Namche Bazaar continuing the main trail.

Hike to Kyangjuma

Kyangjuma is around 3.5 kilometers (2.1 miles) away from Namche Bazaar. It takes around 1 hour to reach Kyangjuma from Namche Bazaar through the Canyon above Dudh Koshi River.

It is the viewpoint that offers views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Kangtega, along with great photogenic scenery. You can reach Kyangjuma and enjoy breakfast and hot coffee, view majestic natural beauties, and return to Namche Bazaar via the same trail.

Hike to Thame

Thame is the most popular village in the Everest region and is home to Apa Sherpa (a person who has submitted Mount Everest 21 times). Thame is around 10 kilometers away from Namche Bazaar and takes around 5 to 6 hours to complete the distance via the best trail. The village houses the number of old monasteries and has skipped the crowd that trek to Everest.

Nepal Trek Adventure Team never fails to serve their clients in any kind of situation, so, feel free to contact us anytime anywhere. We are available to serve you 24/7 at just a call or message, even on short notice.

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup 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:Gear Down jackets and other equipment cost

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What Our Clients Say
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    Aaron MatthewsBrazil,March 26, 2024

    Unforgettable Helicopter Flight Experience from Namche Bazaar

    Nepal Trek Adventure planned our entire vacation based on our preferences, and it was perfect. The helicopter ride from Namche Bazaar was a great decision, as it saved us a lot of time that would have been spent trekking.

    This allowed us to fully explore Kathmandu and experience its vibrant culture. The stunning aerial views gave us a breathtaking panorama of the beautiful landscapes around us, leaving us in awe of Nepal's natural beauty.

    The journey was convenient and efficient, providing us with a luxurious and unforgettable experience. Overall, it was a smart choice that offered both practicality and unmatched scenic beauty.


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    Benjamin SmithAustria,March 25, 2024

    Nepal’s Landscapes View during Helicopter trip from Nameche to Kathmandu


    Taking a helicopter trip from Namche Bazaar to Kathmandu completely transformed my solo travel adventure in Nepal. This scenic flight not only provided convenience but also offered unmatched views of the Himalayas.

    The whole experience was flawless, with the skilled pilot and guide guiding us through stunning landscapes and famous landmarks. From the comfort of the helicopter, I enjoyed panoramic vistas of snow-covered peaks, green valleys, and meandering rivers.

    The journey perfectly combined excitement and serenity, providing a quick and unforgettable escape from the heavenly Namche Bazaar to the bustling city of Kathmandu.

    If you want to make the most of your time and appreciate the beauty of Nepal's landscapes, this helicopter flight is a must for solo travellers, especially with the company Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition.



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