• A mesmerizing view of landscapes, green forests, river and waterfalls during the flight
  • Quicker and more reliable than the plane ride
  • Cozy seats beside windows.
  • Spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayan range.
  • The optimum price range of tickets and airport expenses.

Kathmandu to Luka helicopter flight

Regular flights from Kathmandu to Lukla have always been common for people for long. Thousands of people fly to Lukla from Kathmandu during peak Everest climbing and trekking season. For some, the landing approach and unpredictable weather at Lukla make this flight fearsome. Also, unprecedented flight cancellations and delays are burdensome. Thus, Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight comes in place for them.

Lukla airport at 2800 metres is 137 km far from Kathmandu. Thus, a 45-minute scenic helicopter ride to this wonder of Khumbu would be the best alternative to regular flights.  This flight to Lukla offers a comfortable ride and unmatched sightseeing experience.

Nepal is a scenic country. On top, Eastern Nepal and the Khumbu region are the crown jewel of sightseeing and touring. Thus, a helicopter flight over the lush hills, rivers, mountains, and beautiful settlements makes the Lukla flight memorable.

Everest trekking is a dream for many. First, you have to reach Lukla airport, a gateway to Everest. Making the great use of the helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla would start the trip fantastic. Also, if you wish to go Everest sightseeing by helicopter from Lukla, you can get that service too.

Why Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter fight?

Reaching Lukla in a short time is possible only by catching flights from Kathmandu to Lukla. Another way is by doing one-week-long trekking from the Jiri Salleri route, which is not a viable option.

First, the unpredictable weather at Lukla and surrounding places can change without no notice. Due to this, the cancellation of flights happens frequently. It causes a delay in your scheduled departure. Also, the strong wind between the mountains sometimes causes excessive turbulence that leads to flight cancellation.

Also, Kathmandu airport always comes with maintenance and ground issues. It makes the flight traffic huge and often delays the flight for several hours. Sometimes, the flights may get diverted to other airports.

A helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is the only option to avoid flight delays.

Being on the Kathmandu Lukla flight many times, I have had terrible experiences. The narrow body plane and congested passengers in the flight to Lukla make it arduous to adjust throughout the flight. Also, the small windows are not enough to get the best viewing of landscapes.

On a helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, looking from its clear windows, you can sightsee majestic landscapes.

Scare-free and on-time Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight for scary travellers

People term Lukla airport as the world's scariest airport to land. There are many travellers seeking an alternative approach to land at Lukla. Also, people don't want to wait for rescheduled or delayed flights from Kathmandu to Lukla. Even on a minor weather glitch, the chances of flight decrease.

The helicopter can fly at low altitudes even with minor disturbed visibility. For people who want a safe flight to Lukla and to be on time, a comfortable and on-time helicopter flight assures the fixed departures with utmost safety. For them, Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight becomes the best choice. The friendly pilots and affordable helicopter fare make your Lukla trip cherishable.

Highlights of Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

  • Utmost safety flight
  • Can operate on a private and group sharing basis.
  • Fixed departures from Kathmandu to Lukla in Spring and Autumn. Also, on other months on a clear weather day.
  • Bird's eye view of hills, settlements, and beautiful Lukla village.
  • Aerial viewing of 18 various mountain ranges includes four mountains over 8000 metres.
  • Hassle-free and worry-free landing at Lukla airport.
  • Easy booking and minimal helicopter flight cost.

Safety notes you should follow on Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight.

  • Follow the instructions given by the pilot. Often, the pilot guides you to look at different mountains when visible from a helicopter.
  • Never try to exchange seats during flight time.
  • Avoid smoking inside the cabin.
  • Follow the safety instructions and proper guidelines during the briefing.

Details of Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight

  • Flight Duration: 45 minutes
  • Max Group Size: 5 Per Helicopter
  • Group Sharing Flight Cost: USD 600
  • Private Helicopter Flight: USD 2500 Per Helicopter

Trekking to Everest base camp and Kala Patthar from Lukla is adventurous. To make Everest sightseeing sublime with aerial sightseeing, we offer you direct helicopter service from Lukla to Kala Patthar and Kathmandu to Kala Patthar. Also, from any point in the Khumbu region, we can arrange a helicopter sightseeing tour of Everest.

Let’s explore the private and group joining Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight!

Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight - Group Sharing

Group joining helicopter flight to Lukla operates on a sharing basis where some other passengers will join the flight. The cost of the flight gets split among the number of passengers on a flight. Thus, the number of people flying in a helicopter makes the difference in the fare. 

If you and your friends up to five are planning for Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight, feel free to reach us. We operate this flight on fixed departures. 

For both ways, the flight cost will remain the same. 

Group Sharing Flight Cost

Kathmandu - Lukla:- USD 600
Lukla - Kathmandu:- USD 600

FYI: This cost varies according to the passengers on a sharing basis.

Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight - Private/Chartered

Taking a private helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is the ideal option. You can reserve this flight at any time and have no worries about waiting for passengers to fill up for departure like a group-sharing flight.

Post-Covid time has been scary for everyone. Thus, on a private helicopter to Lukla, you can avoid contact with other crowds and fly without health worries. You can also avoid being in touch with an unknown person on a flight when you fly private.

Also, for a private helicopter flight, you can gather your friends together who are flying to Lukla independently. At your request, we can manage the best available departure from Kathmandu.

But, a private helicopter flight to Lukla from Kathmandu is more expensive than group sharing. Here's how the two-way price to Lukla and Kathmandu works.

Private Flight Cost of a flight

Kathmandu - Lukla:- USD 2500
Lukla - Kathmandu:- USD 2500

FYI: It is a fixed flight cost for any number of passengers. The number of passengers doesn't affect the price of private/chartered Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter flight cost.

A customizable helicopter tour from Lukla to Kala Patthar and back to Kathmandu

Upon reaching Lukla, you'll start wondering about the beauty of the Everest region. The mountains start appearing from the flight. Some snow-covered peaks during early spring make Lukla one of the best places.

Trekking to Everest base camp from Lukla takes almost 10 days. Those who have time can traverse the trail as long as they want. But, if you don't have enough time for Everest trekking, a 4-hour helicopter tour of Everest can become the ideal choice. The aerial sightseeing, fatigued free body, and no worries of altitude sickness make people go for Everest base camp helicopter tours.

If you wish to take a helicopter ride to Kala Patthar from Lukla, we make sure of the helicopter service at any time.

What’s next?

We at Sublime Trails are here to assist you if looking for a Kathmandu Lukla helicopter flight for fixed departures. We have our regular fixed departures from Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu.

To know the availability and booking of the Lukla helicopter flight, you can contact our program manager Mr Ram Khadka at 9851183278‬ (24 hours available on Whatsapp). You can also email [email protected] for information about the Everest base camp helicopter tour.


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Almost 45 minutes of the flight will be full of scenic views of the landscapes. As soon as you depart from Kathmandu airport, you will get the top view of the Kathmandu valley and its surrounding hills and forests. Which is followed by the view of hills covered with lush forests, rivers, waterfalls and picturesque village. As you approach Lukla, the view of the snow-capped mountains and the landscapes of the Khumbu region looks amazing. The plane lands at Tenzing Hillary Airport which is considered to be one of the thrilling airports in the world due to its short runway.

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What's Included

  • Transportation:
    Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight
  • Miscellaneous:
    Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department
  • Any meals
  • Personal expenses


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