Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight Booking

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Trip Grade: Easy and Leisure
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu/ Lukla
  • Trip Area: Lukla
  • Trip Style: Helicopter Flight
  • Trip Type: Private and Group
  • Trip Method: Non-Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant booking
  • Max. Altitude: 2800m
  • Best Season: All Season
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Lukla Airport, commonly known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport is a town in the Khumbu area of the Solukumbhu District which is situated at 2800 meters.  Being 137 km away from Kathmandu, this 45-minute scenic helicopter ride would be the best alternative to regular flights. This flight to Lukla offers a comfortable ride and an unmatched sightseeing experience.

Nepal is a beautiful country with a perfect natural and cultural diversity combination. On top, Eastern Nepal and the Khumbu region are the crown jewels of sightseeing and touring. Thus, a helicopter flight over the lush hills, rivers, mountains, and beautiful settlements makes the Lukla flight memorable.

Trekking to Everest is a bucket list for many people and Lukla is a gateway to the Everest region. Using the helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla would make the trip fantastic if you wish to go Everest sightseeing.

Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight Highlights

  • A mesmerizing view of landscapes, lush green forests, rivers, 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.

Details of Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight

  • Flight Duration: 45 minutes
  • Max Group Size: 5 Per Helicopter
  • Group Sharing Flight Cost: USD 700
  • Private Helicopter Flight: USD 3200 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

A group joining a 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 of up to five are planning for the 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 privately.

Also, for a private helicopter flight, you can gather your friends 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 a 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.

Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight Booking Itinerary

  • Day 1:Flight to Lukla from KathmanduAltitude: 2,860 m

Day 1:Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu

  • Max Altitude2,860 m

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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Cost Details


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


  • Any meals
  • Personal expenses

Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight Booking Reviews

5.0based on 1 reviews
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    Harry DunneJuly 19, 2023


    We’re just glad we chose Ram and his Sublime Trails team for the tour to Everest. Extremely courteous from the get-go, they planned everything perfectly. I speak on behalf of me and my friends when I say this - we definitely recommend a heli tour to Everest, the scenery is AMAZING!! When you do it, choose Sublime Trails without a second thought. Thank you again, Ram.

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