One Day Helicopter trips in Nepal including Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang Valley

  • Saroj Dahal
  • Oct 4, 2022

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One day helicopter tour in Nepal

Statistically, Nepal is a mountainous country. The mountains region is 15%, and the hilly region is almost 40%. It makes Nepal rich in alluring mountains and high-altitude landscapes. The world's highest mountains, snow-filled terrain, and lakes make Nepal a perfect tourism hub for day tours and week-long trekkings. For this reason, as a tourist, you have many options to choose from for a day helicopter tour in Nepal. 

The international travel blog, Lonely Planet, has ranked Nepal eighth in the world's best places to visit in 2022.  Likewise, Tripadvisor rates Everest Base Camp tour five out of five for the best visiting place in the world. Similarly, other places like Annapurna Base Camp, Mustang, Muktinath are on the top list for the best sightseeing places in Nepal. 

Travellers want to go for a luxury day tour while on holiday in Nepal. They want to get the best sightseeing to feel out of the world's best tourism places here. For many reasons, the preference for a helicopter tour with landing in Nepal is increasing every day. 

Let's explore some reasons why Nepal is best for a one-day helicopter tour.

One Day Helicopter tour in Nepal

Plentiful mountains

Arguably, Nepal is one of the best mountainous countries in the world. Here, more than 1310 mountains are between 5,000 to 8,000 metres. Mt. Everest and seven other world's highest mountains over 8000 metres make the Himalayas the best place for one helicopter sightseeing. 

From the grounds, you can get a great view of these mountains. But, how about seeing them from the sky sitting comfortably in a helicopter? Well, the panoramic mountain range of Nepal is best when viewed from the sky. Thus, a one-day helicopter tour in Nepal to the mountain sightseeing stands as a valid reason to pick it up. 

The Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, Mardi Himal helicopter tour, and Lukla helicopter tour are the perfect one-day helicopter tour in Nepal. We will take you through all the best mountain tours on helicopters later in this blog. Stay with us!

 

High altitude lakes

Nepal is affluent with freshwater lakes, and on top, the highest altitude lake, Tilicho, is here. Other high altitude lakes include Phoksundo, Gokyo, Panchpokhari, Gosaikunda are the traveller's favourite. These freshwaters systems are the perfect sites for a one-day helicopter tour in Nepal. 

On the day of utmost visibility in Spring and Autumn, the unmatched viewing experience in these places makes your sightseeing in Nepal life enduring. The best thing is that all these high-altitude flights are affordable.
 

Religious sites

Places like Gosaikunda, Panchpokhari, and Muktinath are famous places among the Hindu pilgrimage sites. These places sit over 4,000 metres. These are the short and most affordable helicopter flights for one day in Nepal. People also prefer trekking to these locations but for a luxury tour, the helicopter flight is best. 

Let’s explore these in detail. 

 

One day helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp

Everest sightseeing is the dream of many. Those who make a one-day helicopter flight to Everest feel lucky. So, you might be scratching your head, what makes this day trip one of the best among all? To make things in detail, I'll take you through all the factors into consideration. 

Everest helicopter tour for a day is utterly scenic. The panoramic view of all the mighty mountains makes the viewing experience unparalleled. 

Everest tour in a helicopter starts from Kathmandu and flies to Lukla for the first stop. After refuelling at Lukla, the flight flies past the beautiful Namche settlement. The aerial view of Namche is so good that you could expect what lies ahead for the day. The helicopter will then fly over Pheriche, Orsho Village, and above Dudh Koshi. It makes the sightseeing awe. 

Due to flight regulations, the helicopter will stop at Pheriche. It can only carry most of three from here. As you fly out past Pheriche, the true beauty of Everest starts unfolding. The Khumbu glacier, icefalls, and base camp from a helicopter look majestic. 

On a day of clear weather, Everest, Nuptse, and ridges are perfectly visible. And the 15-minute window for sightseeing at Kala Patthar lets you capture the photographs and videos. We recommend you enjoy viewing more than capturing photos. Living in the moment is what matters most. 

 

Why Everest Base Camp one day helicopter tour?

Everest Base Camp tour in a helicopter in one day is the best pick among the traveller for countless reasons. Let's explore some of them here.

 

1. It's one-day sightseeing to Everest. Thus, if you want to get the best viewing experience of the highest altitude in one day, this style of the day tour is for you.

2. Group sharing and private helicopter flights to Everest make your tour cost affordable. It also lets you have your comfort in going private.

3. Utmost visibility of peaks like Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, etc. that is a dream to the many.

4. For the once-in-a-lifetime high Himalayas exploration experience.

 

Price of one-day helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp

When it comes to the cost of a tour, your opt for private or group sharing flight makes a price difference. 

On group sharing of 5 pax, the helicopter tour cost to Everest Base Camp comes as low as $850. But, the price varies on how much the passenger for the day helicopter carries. 

Also, during the peak season, the tour cost lowers slightly. But, in the off-season, if the flight takes off with only two pax,  the cost will increase to some extent.  

Learn more about the Everest Base Camp one day helicopter tour cost here.
 

One day helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp

Are you searching for a comfortable and cosy day tour? Ohh! Want to take your family and loved ones too? If so, you can always plan for the best option you would ever find, the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour. 

Annapurna Base Camp sits over the 4,130 metres high plateau of Annapurna Sanctuary. It is the most preferred touring destination in Nepal and possibly on earth. This rustic outlook of the Himalayas lies about 40 km north of Pokhara. 

The bombshell about the one-day helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp is that it encircles most of the arresting Himalayan giants. The mountains visible from a helicopter in this tour are Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre. 

For the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour, you can fly from Kathmandu or Pokhara. It depends on how you select your itinerary for this tour. If you want to start the flight from Kathmandu, it takes 30 minutes to reach Pokhara. And another 30 minutes flight from Pokhara takes you to Annapurna Base Camp. 

Flying over beautiful Pokhara, glaciers of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and landing at the base camp is a scenic viewing. Here, you'll have another 30 minutes of sightseeing. This window lets you grasp all the wonders of mighty Annapurna in front. On top, the 360 panoramic flight suits you best when you fly sightseeing in the mountains. 

Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour for one day operates in two ways. One is the chartered flight, and another is the group joining. Both services are available from Kathmandu and Pokhara. The number of travellers a helicopter in this tour can carry is five. The price of this tour for an individual starts from USD 350. 

Click here to learn more about the flight cost, and availability in 2022.
 

One day helicopter tour to Langtang

Langtang valley lies 30 KM towards Kathmandu valley from the Tibetan border. It is the most visited site in a helicopter for many reasons.

First, surrounded in the north by the eminent Himalaya, Langtang Lirung (7,245 metres) is the highest peak of the valley. Chim Se Danda(ridge), Ganja La Pass(5.122 metres), and Jugal Himal lie to the southern face of the Langtang valley. The aerial view of these peaks looks astounding. 

Surrounded by scenic Dorje Lakpa at 6,966 metres and ShishaPangma at 8,013 metres, Langtang Valley is a perfect place for a one-day helicopter tour. It is home to more than 70 glaciers of varying sizes originating from the mighty Himalayas. The glaciers of Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, and several other peaks feed the Langtang river that flows through the valley. 

The helicopter tour cost to Langtang valley for 2022 is USD 245 per individual. The total tour duration runs for approximately two hours. Your helicopter pickup point and tour ending point is Kathmandu. 
 

One day helicopter tour to Gosaikunda

For westerners and Nepali travellers, the helicopter flight to Gosaikunda is the most picked one-day tour in Nepal. The alpine landscape and the utter scenic mountains make this day tour the best.

People trek for a week to complete the trek to Gosaikunda. But, a helicopter flight to Gosaikunda with landing finishes in two and half hours. This luxury helicopter ride saves your travel time and makes the tour one of the best sightseeing ever. 

People believe that Lord Shiva once drank the poison. To soothe the burning heat of poison, he withdrew water from the mountains. As a result, people considered that it formed a lake later, that is now called Gosaikunda. 

Gosaikunda is also eminent for a spiritual day tour. It is a prime Hindu pilgrim site. During some Hindu festivals, people take a helicopter flight to Gosaikunda to worship Lord Shiva. Other major sightseeing attractions include Bhairav Kunda, Dudhkunda, and many more. 

You don't need any preparations for this flight. There will be no risk of getting altitude sickness while flying in a helicopter to Gosaikunda. This trip is one of the best if you want the instant Himalayas thrill and sightseeing. 

The helicopter tour to Gosaikunda is best in the Spring and Autumn months. But, this tour is doable all year round.

The cost for the Gosaikunda helicopter tour in 2022 is around USD 220 per individual. For a two and half hour flight, instant alpine thrill, and sightseeing at high altitude, make this price a reasonable one. Click here for detailed information and availability of this tour.
 

One day helicopter tour to Muktinath

The one day helicopter tour to Muktinath is a must-to-do tour in a lifetime. Long before the helicopter tour to Muktinath started, people trekked for days to reach Muktinath. But now, a five-hour helicopter flight to Muktinath and back to Kathmandu complete this tour. It had never been this comfort in the past. 

Muktinath in Jomsom has always been a favourite tour site among travellers. Trek and helicopter flight to Muktinath is a bucket list for many Nepalese. Travellers from India also visit this place as a spiritual and religious tour. Westerners love to explore the Himalayas, and thus, it's their favourite site too. 

The helicopter takes you above the deepest Kali Gandaki gorge, Annapurna mountain range, and beautiful Jomsom valley. Other aerial sightseeing includes Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Tilicho peak. 

The helicopter tour to Muktinath stops at Marpha, where you can visit the famous Mustang Apple orchards. Apple wine and pie are the most favourite items of travellers. They often buy it as a souvenir. 

The composition of the name "Muktinath" means the god of freedom. People worship the Hindu god Vishnu here. The108 taps cold water bath is also a thing to witness. Travellers believe that showering on these tap waters washed their sins. From a Buddhism perspective, the Guru Padmasambhava once mediated in Muktinath. Thus, it is an equally popular site among Buddhist people too. 

The tour cost for one day Muktinath temple helicopter tour is around $3880.

 

The above-mentioned helicopter tours are the most picked tours by travellers in Nepal. They offer an unparalleled viewing experience at the most affordable rates.

If you want to go for any above-mentioned helicopter tours, we at Sublime trails can manage the date for flight as per your comfort. To know more about this package availability, get in touch with our representatives at +977 9851183278 or email at [email protected].

Saroj Dahal

Saroj Dahal

Saroj Dahal is a passionate trekker, traveller, travel photographer, travel writer, part-time musician, and a good human being. He helps adventurers and travel lovers by sharing his travel experience.