Check Availability
Book a Private Trip

Namche Bazaar to Kathmandu Helicopter

based on 7 reviews
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 5 people at a time, you will have a much comfortable and relaxing ride
  • Experience flying over high mountains, mountain valley 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 of time and want to reach Kathmandu as fast as possible skipping the trekking downhill to Lukla and catching 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 back to Kathmandu in the shortest time, this helicopter tour is very effective.

Similarly, Kathmandu to Namche helicopter flight is equally obtainable. 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 3500.
  • Group Joining Helicopter Cost: USD 1050 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.
  • Centers 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.
  • Former president of United States, Jimmy Carter and his wife visited Namche Bazaar in October 1985 via personal chopper 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 this trip joining the original helicopter circuit tour (that starts from Kathmandu), click here.

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 persons in the group.

Namche to Lukla helicopter service

Namche to Lukla helicopter or Lukla to Namche helicopter flights is mostly demanded services 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. 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 back to Lukla via a scenic flight with no hassle.

Namche Bazaar to Lukla by bus

Travelers can complete the distance between Namche Bazaar to 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 if you can 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 1050 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 3500 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/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 the views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Kangtega alongside great photogenic scenery. You can reach Kyangjuma and enjoy breakfast and hot coffee, view majestic natural beauties, and return back to Namche Bazaar via the same trail.

Hike to Thame

Thame is the popular village in the Everest region and is the home to Apa Sherpa (a person who has submitted the 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.

Departure Dates
Select a Trip Month
Start DateStart: WednesdayNov 30, 2022End DateEnd: WednesdayNov 30, 2022PricePriceUS $1050StatusStatusGuaranteed
We offer group price
No. of PersonPrice Per Person
1 paxUS $3500
2 paxUS $1750
3 paxUS $1170
4 paxUS $950
5 paxUS $800
What Our Clients Say
  • A
    Antonio SantosBrazil,April 09, 2022

    Wonderful Namche to Kathmandu helicopter tour

    I did a short trek to Namche but I also wanted to experience the helicopter ride. So after consulting my agency they offered me this Namche to Kathmandu helicopter tour. I was so happy after hearing about it so I immediately booked a heli ride back to Kathmandu from  Namche. The view from the helicopter was amazing even though it was my first helicopter ride. I enjoyed every bit of it. Thanks, NTA for this wonderful Namche to Kathmandu helicopter tour and also for arranging everything on short notice.

  • S
    Sarah JhonsonUnited States,April 04, 2022

    The Best Namche to Kathmandu Heli tour

    I heard a lot from my friends about Namche village as they have been there before. So, after completing my business in Nepal, I decided to do a heli ride to Namche. after contacting NTA and booking a heli ride for a two-way service. They picked me up the next day and dropped me off in Namche. I explored the village and interacted with the local people and got to know a lot about them and the village. After a few hours, the heli took me back to Kathmandu. I enjoyed this short tour a lot. For me, this was the best Namche to Kathmandu Heli tour. Thanks, NTA.


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.

  • Small Group Departure
    Small Group Departure

    We run small and manageable group departure during the main season of the year. You can also make your trip private and maintain your own itinerary.

  • Locally Based Leaders
    Locally Based Leaders

    Our locally based team encompasses highly qualified and experienced and friendly and obliging team leaders, who will assist you in making your journey in our country more ravishing.

  • Travel with Confidence
    Travel with Confidence

    Travel with Confidence is something that comes from commitment. Being a legally registered company, we commit to provide best, satisfactory trekking, tour, and expedition.

  • Support Local Communities
    Support Local Communities

    All the tours and trekking that we run are programmed to keep nature safe and sound. We are also a member of different clubs working for the welfare of the community.


Talk to BinodWhatsApp:+977 98510 17030