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Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight Cost

Nepal, Adventure Activities

Kathmandu Lukla helicopter flight
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Maximum Group Size 5 People
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Kathmandu lukla helicopter duration 1 Hour
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Departure From Domestic Airport, Kathmandu
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Cost USD 550 per person


Have you ever wanted to fly like a bird over the beautiful landscape of the Himalayas, admiring the blue sky above and the Everest region below? All this is possible when you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla by helicopter. This exciting adventure offers an efficient, easy, and beautiful way to reach the Everest region. Lukla is the starting point to begin any of your Khumbu region expeditions.

But the journey from Kathmandu to Lukla is a great adventure. Tenzing Hillary Airport, also known as Lulka Airport, is considered one of the most dangerous airports due to its short runway, lack of go-around procedures, and high altitude.

Booking flights at Kathmandu Lukla Airport is also a big hassle during peak seasons like March-May and September-November. Also, during these months, the flight to Lukla are operated from Mantali airport, and passengers have to move early from Kathmandu, around 2 am, with 4-5 hours long drive to  Ramechaap. This can be frustrating for many travelers.

Additionally, the possibility of delays and cancellations is even more worrying as it affects travelers’ entire journeys. Therefore, you can choose the safer Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter option to avoid the risk of free fall during landing and save time.


The helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla usually takes 40 to 45 minutes, which is short duration but exciting. In this short time, you will enjoy the vast landscape of the Himalayas, breathtaking views of deep valleys and glaciers.

So, taking care of the safety of travelers and appreciating their precious time, we, Adventure Great Himalaya, have brought you this special helicopter flight package from Kathmandu to Lukla. Are you ready to be accompanied by us to soar to the Himalayan heavens, savoring all the beauty?


  • Flying by helicopter is a safe option due to its flexibility, maneuverability, and minimal visibility requirements.
  • There is an opportunity to explore the atmosphere of dense forests, beautiful valleys and frozen rivers.
  • Fast and time-saving, meaning you can see more than 18 peaks, 4 of which are over 8,000 meters above sea level.
  • Affordable flight prices, airport fees and low cancellation fees.
  • An adrenaline-pumping experience with an unrivaled look for photo and video shooting.

Kathmandu Lukla helicopter costs 2024

Since the Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter service can provide you with a comfortable 360-degree panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and natural beauty of the Everest region, the cost of the flight is also determined by estimating all the components and services associated with the flight.

However, the flight cost may vary depending on various factors like time duration, any additional services and amenities added in the package, highlights to explore, type of the flight booked, operator, time of the year, availability, and type of helicopter used.

Adventure Great Himalaya also has a number of great deals to facilitate their customers who want to explore Nepal and its various locations by helicopter. A maximum of five people can be accommodated on a single flight. The left-side window seat offers the best views of the mountains from the helicopter.

We have the facility of private chartering of the chopper or group heli tour from Kathmandu to Lukla. In terms of cost, a group heli tour is quite reasonable and cheaper than a private helicopter chartering cost.

The cost for a group heli Kathmandu to Lukla tour ranges between US $500 to US $600 per person. Likewise, the private heli tour will average between US 2500 to US $2900 per person. Similarly, the price remains unchanged if you wish to book the return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu to Lukla Private Helicopter cost 

Booking the private chopper from Kathmandu to Lukla offers you the ultimate level of comfort, personalized experience, exclusivity, and freedom. Since it is your own flight, it’s a matter of choice if you want to enjoy the tour with a group of your friends and family or keep it entirely for yourself. Moreover, on a private flight, you do not have to go through any inconvenience of waiting for other people or flying as per other people’s interest.


You will also have the option to make variations in your itinerary to suit your preferences. All you have to do is ring the phone and book the flight as per your preferred time and date. The cost of a private heli  Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is around US 2800 per person. But this cost may vary in accordance with any variations you have made.

Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Cost and Booking

 Private Heli ( maximum 5 people)  USD 2700  Book Now
Sharing Heli  USD 550 Per person Book Now

Kathmandu to lukla Group Join heli cost

Group heli tours from Kathmandu to Lukla can be a cost-effective method if you are looking for an opportunity to immerse in the beauty of the Everest region. Since the total cost will be split among the number of passengers flying in a flight, the cost for a group heli tends to be on a sharing basis and adjustable. With the cost-saving advantage, you will need to remember certain limitations of the group tour. There will be less flexibility in terms of the time and date and less privacy compared to the private charter flight.

So, if you are willing to join the group heli tour, then we will offer you certain dates for departure, or you can tell us about your desired date; if other people also have the same preferred date, then you are all set to explore the Himalayas. The cost for the group heli tour will be about  US 550 per person.

Safety and Weight Limit for Helicopter Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu

Though we are here to provide helicopter services, your safety is our utmost priority. Our company strictly follows all the required rules and guidelines for flight services. We are committed to providing you with a lifetime experience, so our programs are strictly under the rules and regulations of the country. In terms of helicopter services, our pilots are highly qualified with a number of years of experience and are well educated about navigating the flights in all weather conditions.

The weight limit is designed to ensure the safety of helicopters and comply with aviation regulations. Similarly, the manufacturer specifies the maximum allowable takeoff weight for each helicopter. Therefore, a helicopter can carry between 350 and 500 kilograms of weight, depending on where it is flying and how high it is. A flight will have five passengers and a pilot.

Cost Include / Exclude

What’s include

  • Airport/ Hotel/ Airport Transportation
  • Airport Flight landing charge
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

What’s excluded

  • Extra luggage charge

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Note:Please ensure names must be exactly the same as your passport (for ticketing/security purposes). You could incur extra costs or even miss your flight if the names are not correct.