Helicopter Charter Costs in Nepal [Update 2024]

Helicopter charter costs in Nepal varies on where you want to go, what you want to do and the length of time. It also depends upon the type of Helicopter model you want use. The charter price for helicopter is fixed on the certain date, time, destination of flight.

Helicopter charters in Nepal offer a unique and exciting way to explore the country’s natural beauty. However, the cost of a helicopter charter in Nepal can be quite expensive, depending on several factors, including the type of helicopter, the duration of the flight, the distance to be covered, and the number of passengers.

Helicopter Charter offers a level of flexibility; not commonly available with fixed wing aircraft. It is real boon for time and physical limited travelers.

Take advantage of our flexibility and arrange Helicopter flights for you and your passengers to and from your destination. Spend your vacation in style and comfort in one of our safe, modern and reliable helicopters. With no hassles of airport queues or Jams, you will reach the destination fresh and relaxed.

How much does it cost to charter helicopter in Nepal?

Every day we receive numbers of queries asking the helicopter charter cost in Nepal and the factors it depends on. So we have decided to write an article to provide people a realistic ballpark figure on how much a helicopter rental actually cost in Nepal.

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    The cost of helicopter charter per hour in Nepal varies depending on several factors, such as the type of helicopter, the duration of the flight, and the distance to be covered. Typically, the cost ranges from $1,300 to $3,000 per hour.

    For example, a Robinson R44 helicopter charter can cost around $1,300 to $1,600 per hour, while a Bell 206 Jet Ranger charter can cost between $1,500 to $2,000 per hour. The cost may increase for larger helicopters such as the AS350 B3 or the Bell 407, which can cost around $2,000 to $3,000 per hour.

    In addition to the hourly rate, there may be additional charges such as landing fees, fuel surcharges, and taxes. The cost may also vary depending on the purpose of the charter, such as for sightseeing, medical evacuation, or transportation of goods and equipment.

    It’s important to note that helicopter charter costs can fluctuate depending on the season and demand. It’s always recommended to get a quote from a reputable helicopter charter company in Nepal to ensure a transparent and fair pricing structure.

    Popular Helicopter Tour Packages & Cost

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is one of the most fascinating air voyage in Nepal. This incredible aerial tour will take you to base of world’s highest peak and allow you to enjoy the grandeur of peak from closest possible distance.

    The best part is you don’t need to trek which will save your lot of time and is very convenient too.

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour starts early in the morning from Tribhuvan Domestic Airport. You will fly north towards Lukla and stop at Tenzing-Hillary Airport for refueling. After that, you will continue your journey towards Kala Patthar Viewpoint.

    Kala Pattahar offers superb view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Changtse. Then Mt. Pumori, Lingtren and Khumbutse amidst countless other peaks crowd your horizon.

    After some moments, we will fly to Syangboche, Hotel Everest View. Here we will have a heartily breakfast with an amazing view of Mt. Everest right next our table.

    During the entire tour, we will get the stunning bird-eye view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori. Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Lhotse.

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost includes round trip (Kathmandu – Everest Base Camp Overfly with  Kalapatthar Landing – Kathmandu). You will also land at Syangboche Airport and enjoy the heartily breakfast at world’s highest Everest View Hotel.

    Everest Helicopter Tour is best for those who have just a day in Nepal and wants to experience Everest from closest possible distance.

    Everest Helicopter Tour lasts for 4 to 5 hours including the landing time at Kalapatthar and Syangboche.

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Duration and Capacity

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour takes 5 hours (round trip, including landing time at Kalapatthar and Syangboche).

    A helicopter can accommodate up to 5 persons or up to 450kg to Pheriche and from Pheriche to Kalapatthar up to 3 passengers or 300kg weight will be fly for comfortable landing at Kalapathar. We will make a double trip from Pheriche, if the number of travelers exceeds 3.

    If you are solo traveler, we will help you find the group so that you will share the cost.

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost Detail

    Max Group Size 5
    Charter Cost 5,100 USD
    Group Joining Cost 1,200 USD Per Person

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      Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight

      Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter FlightKathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Tour is alternative way of regular flight to reach Lukla from Kathmandu. Helicopter flights get less canceled in comparison to regular domestic flight to Lukla.

      If you have limited time for trekking, the irregular flight might distract your schedule. Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight ensures to maintain your travel schedule and helps you complete the trip as you planned before
      Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Duration and capacity

      Normally, the helicopter flight to Lukla takes 45 minutes from Kathmandu. But sometimes, it may even take 1 hour.
      A helicopter can accommodate up to 5 person or up to 450kg to Lukla. If you are solo traveler, we will help you find the group so that you will share the cost.

      Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Tour Cost

      Max Group Size 5
      Charter Cost 3000 USD
      Group Joining Cost 500 USD Per Person

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        Syangboche to Lukla Helicopter Flight

        Syangboche to Lukla by HelicopterLukla to Syangboche Helicopter Tour takes you to the heart of Everest in just no time. This heli trip best for families with kids and elderly people; who are physically unsure to undertake the challenging terrain of Everest region.

        Lukla to Syangboche Helicopter Duration and Capacity

        Normally, it takes 10 – 15 minutes to reach Syangboche from Lukla. We will only take-off when the weather is 100% friendly to fly. Helicopter flight to Syangboche will save your 3 days.

        A helicopter can accommodate up to 5 person or up to 500kg to Syangboche. If you are solo traveler, we will help you find the group so that you will share the cost.

        Lukla to Syangboche Helicopter Cost Details

        Max Group Size 5
        Charter Cost 800 USD
        Group Joining Cost 300 USD Per Person

        Lukla to Gorakshep Helicopter Flight

        Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter FlightEnjoy a luxurious Helicopter flight to Lukla and take a day hike to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. Lukla to Gorakshep Helicopter Tour is perfect for time travelers who wants to combine an adventurous helicopter flight with a hike to Everest Base Camp.

        Lukla to Gorakshep Helicopter Tour Duration and Capacity

        Normally it takes 25 minutes to 35 minutes to reach Gorak Shep from Lukla. Taking a helicopter flight to Gorakshep will save your 6 – 7 days which you will be spending on uphill trekking to Gorakshep.

        A helicopter can accommodate up to 5 person or up to 400kg to Gorakshep. If the weight exceeds 400kg, we will make a double trip from Pheriche or Lukla.

        If you are solo traveler, we will help you find the group so that you will share the cost.

        Lukla to Gorakshep Helicopter Flight Cost Detail

        Max Group Size 5
        Charter Cost 2,200 USD
        Group Joining Cost 600 USD Per Person

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          Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter Tour

          Complete your trip in ultimate luxury and comfort! After challenging week-long trek to Everest Base Camp, if you are unsure to retrace your step back to Lukla; you can join a comfortable Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter Tour.

          Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter Tour Duration and Capacity

          Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter Tour takes about 25 minutes and if weather is good, it even takes less than 15 minutes. It will save your 3 – 4 days which you will on downhill walk back to Lukla.
          A helicopter can accommodate up to 4 person or up to 400kg to Lukla. If you are solo traveler, we will help you find the group so that you will share the cost.

          Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter Flight Cost Detail

          Max Group Size 5
          Charter Cost 2200 USD
          Group Joining Cost 600 USD Per Person

          Gorakshep – Kathmandu Helicopter Flight

          Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter FlightImagine trekking to all the way to EBC and returning back to Kathmandu in chopper in relaxed manner!
          Gorakshep – Lukla – Kathmandu Helicopter Tour is for those who loves to hike to the Everest Base Camp but are unsure to trek back via same route to Lukla. This exciting helicopter tour is best way to conclude you trip in ultimate style and comfort.  

          Gorakshep – Lukla – Kathmandu Helicopter Duration and Duration

          Normally, it takes 45 minutes – 1 hour to complete a heli trip from Gorakshep to Kathmandu via Lukla. This heli trip will save your 4 – 5 days that you will be spending on downhill walk to Lukla and flight back to Kathmandu.
          A helicopter can accommodate up to 4 person or up to 400kg to Kathmandu. And if you are in a group of 6 people, we will make a double trip to Lukla and fly together back to Kathmandu.
          If you are solo traveler, we will help you find the group so that you will share the cost.

          Gorakshep – Lukla – Kathmandu Helicopter Cost Details

          Max Group Size 5
          Charter Cost 4200 USD
          Group Joining Cost 1100 USD Per Person

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            Kathmandu – Lukla – Namche Helicopter Flight

            Kathmandu – Lukla – Namche Helicopter is best alternative to Everest view trek. If you are some one wishing to explore Everest from comfortable altitude, then this trip is for you.

            Kathmandu – Lukla – Namche Helicopter Tour Duration and Capacity

            Kathmandu to Namche via Lukla takes just 30 minutes and you will be in the heart of Everest. This tour is used as time saver when you have less time to explore Himalaya.
            A helicopter can accommodate up to 5 person or up to 500kg to Namche Bazaar. If you are solo traveler, we will help you find the group so that you will share the cost.

            Max Group Size 5
            Charter Cost 3200 USD
            Group Joining Cost 700 USD Per Person

             

            Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Charter Flight

            Annapurna Base Camp helicopter TourIf there’s any classic tour in Nepal, then it has to be Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour. It is most popular and luxury trip in Nepal.
            Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is designed for people who are limited by time and fitness but still want to witness the magnificence of snow-capped peaks. Mt. Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna South, Mt. Fishtail, Himchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Nilgiri and many small peaks are seen during the trip.
            Your helicopter flight will start from Kathmandu airport and lands at Annapurna Base Camp. It takes around 3 hours round trip from Kathmandu to complete Annapurna Heli Tour.

            A helicopter tour from Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp is an exciting way to experience the majestic beauty of the Himalayan mountains in Nepal. The tour begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, where you will board a helicopter that will take you to the Annapurna Base Camp. The flight offers stunning views of the Himalayan peaks, including Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri, as well as the lush green hills and valleys of Nepal. The helicopter will land at the base camp, where you will have time to explore the area and take in the breathtaking views. The tour typically lasts for around 4-5 hours, and the cost varies depending on the season, the number of passengers, and the type of helicopter used. It is an excellent option for those who want to experience the beauty of the Annapurna range but have limited time or are unable to trek to the base camp.

            Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Charter Cost

            Max Group Size 5
            Charter Cost 4200 USD
            Group Joining Cost 900 USD Per Person

            Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Charter Flight

            Annapurna Base Camp helicopter TourA helicopter tour from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that offers stunning aerial views of the Himalayan mountains and the natural beauty of Nepal. The tour starts from Pokhara, a beautiful city located about 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. The helicopter will take you through the Annapurna range, where you can witness some of the highest peaks in the world, including Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri.

            The helicopter tour typically takes around 2-3 hours, depending on the weather conditions and the route taken by the pilot. The tour begins from Pokhara airport, where you will be briefed on safety instructions and provided with a life jacket and a helmet. The helicopter will take off from the airport and head towards the Annapurna range.

            Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Charter Cost

            Max Group Size 5
            Charter Cost 1900 USD
            Group Joining Cost 450 USD Per Person

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              Kathmandu to Gosainkunda Helicopter Tour

              Gosainkunda Helicopter TourGosainkunda Helicopter Tour is a pilgrimage tour into the sacred lake devoted to Lord Shiva. It is alpine freshwater located at an elevation of 4,380m in the Langtang National Park.

              Gosakunda Helicopter Tour is the shortest and quickest heli tour available in Nepal. It takes an hour to the complete this heli trip. Besides lake, you will get the magnificent bird eye view of Langtang Himalayan Range, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu.

              Spring (March – May) and autumn (September – November) are the time of the year for Gosainkunda Helicopter Tour.

              Gosainkunda Helicopter Tour Charter Cost

              Max Group Size 5
              Charter Cost 1700 USD
              Group Joining Cost 400 USD Per Person

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                Langtang Helicopter Tour

                Langtang Helicopter TourLangtang Helicopter Tour is the fascinating journey to the best kept secret of Himalaya. This exciting heli tour promises you the best view of Langtang Range. Add to this, unrivaled natural beauty and spectacular geography of Langtang National Park.

                During the trip, you will get to witness the incredible view of gigantic mountains including Mt. Langtang, Mt. Lurung, Ganesh Himal, Lakpa Dorje, Yala Peak, Naya Kanga and Mt. Garushankar.

                Langtang Helicopter Tour starts from Kathmandu Airport. We will fly towards Kyangjin Monastery flying all over the beautiful Langtang region including Langtang national Park, Langtang Himalayan range and Gosainkunda. We will land at Kyanjin and visit the monastery which provide us the knowledge of local culture and religion. After the exploration, we fly back to Kathmandu to conclude the trip.

                Langtang Helicopter Tour Charter Cost

                Max Group Size 5
                Charter Cost 1900 USD
                Group Joining Cost 600 USD Per Person

                Pokhara to Muktinath Helicopter Tour

                Muktinath Helicopter Tour from Pokhara is the easiest and shortest way to visit sacred temple, Muktinath, nestled at the lap of Thorong La Pass (part of Himalaya). Muktinath, meaning the god of Nirvana, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is believed that people will get relieved from their sorrows and miseries after paying to this temple. Buddhist call this temple as Chumig Gyatse which means hundreds water. They believe this time is the place of Dakanis which means goddesses of sky dancer. They also believe this site as one of 24 tantric place. While Hindu believes it as an abode of lord Vishnu who resides in the form of ammonites (Shilas).

                Muktinath Helicopter Tour will offer you the best aerial view of Manaslu range, Annapurna range, world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge and stunning semi-arid landscapes.
                There are two options to reach Muktinath via Helicopter. You can choose to fly directly from Kathmandu or fly from Pokhara. We will land at helipad near the temple and after 30 minutes hike up, we will get to the Muktinath Temple.

                We will provided 30 minutes time to perform holy rituals that includes pujas and sin-cleaning bath. This tour lasts for around 3 hours including ground time.

                Muktinath Helicopter Charter Tour Cost

                Max Group Size 5
                Charter Cost 2800 USD
                Group Joining Cost 800 USD Per Person

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                  Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour Cost

                  Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour is the easiest and quickest way to reach the isolated forbidden Kingdom of Mustang.; located at the border of Tibet.

                  Upper Mustang is located at the northern section of the Annapurna region and is one of famous restricted area trekking in Nepal. If you have less time or constrained by fitness to undertake long challenging to trek to upper Mustang, you can explore the Upper Mustang in just a day by helicopter.

                  Upper Mustang Trek starts from Kathmandu and you will fly north-west towards the stunning geography of Upper Mustang. On a flight way, you will get the best aerial view of snow-capped Annapurna range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu and Tukuche Peaks. Apart from that, you will capture the amazing view of wild Mustang geography, valleys and rivers.

                  We will land at Lo-Mangtang, the heart and soul of Upper Mustang. Lo-Manthang is an ancient capital of Upper Mustang. It is an age-old walled town endowed with clustered houses, monasteries and chortens. Here we will get the close glimpse of bygone era.

                  The geography and culture of Upper Mustang is closely associated with Tibet. You can interact with local and get the inner perspective of their culture and lifestyle.

                  Upper Mustang Helicopter Charter Cost

                  Max Group Size 4
                  Charter Cost 7,500 USD
                  Group Joining Cost 1700 USD Per Person

                  Rara Lake Helicopter Tour

                  Tucked away far in mid-western region of Nepal, Rara Lake is the queen of lake and is the largest lake of Nepal. Located at an altitude of 2,990m, Rara lies at Rara National Park and is home to diverse species of flowers, mammals and birds. Around 500 species of flowers, 20 different species of mammals and 214 species of birds thrive in the national park. If you are lucky, you can get the magnificent sight of mush deer, Black Panther, panda, untamed boar, Himalayan dark deer and other wildlife. The lake is also home to otters and different species of fishes.

                  Rara Lake Helicopter Tour takes you to the heart of Rara National Park and gets you close to nature and small villages of Mugu district. The tour starts from Kathmandu; fly west with views of Langtang range to Nepalgunj and then land for refueling. From Nepalgunj, we will fly to Rara Lake enjoying the heavenly vistas of emerald hills and valleys. We can get the spectacular view of Dhaulagiri Range, Mt. Kanjirowa, quaint villages, river valleys and Himalayan Trans Landscapes. We will make a circular fight and land at lakeside.

                  Rara Lake Helicopter Tour Cost

                  Max Group Size 5
                  Charter Cost 9,500 USD
                  Group Joining Cost 2500 USD Per Person

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                    Updated Nepal Helicopter Tour Cost for 2023 & 2024

                    Here is the latest update of helicopter tour cost in Nepal based on the different parameters. The heli flight cost is according to the types of helicopter flights and group size.

                    Explore the latest helicopter cost for 2023 autumn and 2024 spring season including VAT.

                    Helicopter Flight Name
                    Group Size
                    Per Flight Price in USD
                    Gorekshep to Kathmandu 1 – 3 pax $3600
                    Gorekshep to Kathmandu 1 – 5 pax $4500
                    Kathmandu to Everest View Hotel 1 – 5 pax $3200
                    Everest Base Camp Helicopter private tour 1 – 5 pax $5100
                    Kathmandu to Lukla/Lukla to KTM 1 – 5 pax $2900
                    Everest Base Camp- Ktm Pick up/drop 1 – 3 pax $4800
                    Ktm – Everest Base Camp Pick up/drop 4 – 5 pax $5100
                    Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp 1 – 5 pax $4500
                    Kathmandu to Muktinath temple 1 – 5 pax $4800
                    Pokhara to Muktinath Temple 1 – 5 pax $2700
                    Kathmandu to Jomsom 1 – 5 pax $4500
                    Kathmandu to Langtang Valley 1 – 5 pax $1900
                    Kathmandu to Namche Bazar 1 – 5 pax $3300
                    Pokhara to Annapurna base camp 1 – 5 pax $1900
                    Kathmandu to Gosaikunda 1 – 5 pax $1900
                    Helicopter Rental Service (Per Hour) 1 – 5 pax $2500
                    Kathmandu to Rara Lake 1 – 5 Pax $9000
                    Kathmandu to Lumbini 1 – 5 pax $4200
                    Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park 1 – 5 pax $2200

                    3 thoughts on “Helicopter Charter Costs in Nepal [Update 2024]”

                    1. Hello Everest Helicopter
                      We are planning HeliーTour from Gorakshep to Lukla with my 3 fellows (total 4
                      Person)including Everest sight-seeing.
                      Could you serve this type flight? If possible,please inform me approx. cost.

                    2. I know helicopter charter cost is always high but it seems too high. May be its due to the Himalayas region. I wish I can enjoy the heli ride one day.

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