Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara 

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the fastest and luxurious way to explore Mt. Annapurna and other surrounding gigantic peaks from Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m). The flight of a lifetime, ABC Heli Tour rewards you with mesmerizing glimpses of several high Himalayas like Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre), Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I and Mt. Annapurna II etc.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara is comparatively less costly than ABC Heli Tour from Kathmandu as the duration of flight decreases. Beyond the high Himalayas, the Heli Tour to Annapurna also offers impressive views of diverse landscapes, lush forests and patches of vibrant villages.

Starting from Pokhara, the flight starts to amaze you right after your take-off, and continue to present surprises throughout the voyage.

Major highlights of ABC Heli Tour from Pokhara

  • Awe-inspiring Panoramic views of high Himalayas including Annapurna (10th highest mountain), Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri.
  • Vibrant villages and lush forests
  • Adventurous flight that lasts for about one and a half hours, passing above the giant Himalayan Ranges.
  • Quality time with your group in the lap of Annapurna Mountain

Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour

Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour can be operated from Pokhara and Kathmandu (two major tourist hub of Nepal). Depending on your starting point, the helicopter flight lasts for 1:30 hours to 2:30 hours. For Annapurna Base Camp Tour from Pokhara, you need to travel to Pokhara by Domestic flight or by ground transportation. Both ways to reach Pokhara is incredible and offers you alluring views of immense natural beauties.

Unlike Everest Base Camp Heli Tour, Helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp offers chance to get immersed into classical villages of Gurung people. Visiting here during spring rewards you with alluring beauty of lush forests blanketed with the blooming Rhododendron flowers.

Annapurna Base Camp tour in chartered helicopter is the best way to view gigantic snow-clad peaks in a different perspective that very few other have witnessed till date. Book your heli tour to ABC and become one of the lucky people to witness Himalayas from bird’s eye perspective.

Flight Duration

The one way flight duration of Heli Tour to Annapurna Base Camp is 30 minutes. Starting from the Domestic Airport of Pokhara, the flight goes above the high Himalayas, from where you can explore the beautiful Pokhara valley in beginning and the high mountain ranges as the flight gradually gains altitude. The round trip takes about one hour.

Landing Duration

We land for about a half hour (20-25 minutes) in Annapurna Base Camp. Landing Helicopter for long time in higher altitude is difficult as there might arise several problems in Helicopters engine and your tour may change into terrible experience. Thus to make your trip full of enjoyment and exciting memory, Heli is landed only for 20 minutes.

During the half hour of landing, you can take the photographs of mesmerizing surroundings, have a warm coffee in the lap of world’s 10th highest peak and spend some quality time with your group.

Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour

Flight to Annapurna Base Camp by Helicopter is possible throughout the year. Yet, we recommend avoiding the monsoon season (from mid-June to mid- September), as this season experiences heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and heavy clouds making the Heli tour almost impossible. Due to the dense fog, the visibility gets poor and risk increases thus it is wise to avoid monsoon flight to Annapurna Base Camp.

The months from March to May is considered as the best time to take Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter from Pokhara. Weather is pleasant with warm days and lush forests come to full bloom with alluring Rhododendron flowers. The blooming wildflower makes the forest look awesome with red and pink color.

Moreover, October to February is famous for Heli Tour in Nepal Himalayas as this offers best views in a clear sky. Though the temperature may go freezing at night, day is pleasant and warm. Fix the best season for you or contact us and we will help you to plan your next perfect holiday in Nepal.

Detail Cost of Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara

The cost of helicopter tour varies according to several factors like season, number of passengers etc. Autumn and spring are the peak season for travel in Nepal, thousands of tourists choose this season because of the pleasant weather and clear skies. The hotels get packed during this season and you should book your trip earlier for this busy season. If you are planning to visit Nepal during these seasons, your cost will certainly get higher.

In the seasons like monsoon and winter, comparatively very few tourists visit Nepal and you will get the services at low cost, too.

Moreover, the mode of your Heli Tour also determines the tentative cost of your voyage.

Group Joining Helicopter Tour to ABC

Group joining tour to Annapurna is the best way to decrease your cost of Heli Tour. As you will be sharing the total cost of chartered helicopter with 5 crew members, you will definitely pay less. Don’t worry about finding a group for you; you can contact Nepal Helicopters for matching a group for you directly via their website or calling on +977 9818392976.

Thus for cheap / Budget Heli Tour to Annapurna Base Camp, we recommend you to make a group or contact us for group joining tour, we will manage a team for you.

Private Helicopter Tour to Annapurna Base Camp

In private charter flight you can fly with your group or single on your own time and schedule. It can be possible to arrange from Kathmandu and Pokhara also. If the weather is favorable, the flight is possible to operate anytime in the day. It costs comparatively higher than group joining tour.

Tentative cost

  • Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour in Charter Helicopter from Pokhara – USD 1800
  • Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour in Charter Helicopter from Kathmandu – USD 3500

For Group Joining – USD 400 per person

Cost Includes

  • All airport pickups and drops
  • Accommodation as per itinerary on B & B plan
  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Helicopter Charter cost

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfares
  • Personal expenses
  • Expenses of extra days (if applicable)
  • Bar bills
  • Tips

Some common rules you have to follow during Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour

  • You have to follow the rules according to pilot, throughout the flight
  • Staying in discipline manner is mandatory
  • You have to make the co-operative environment
  • You should pay attention and be careful while observing the views from Helicopter
  • Should follow all the guidelines according to the tourist guide

Kathmandu to Pokhara Helicopter Flight

Kathmandu to Pokhara by Helicopter Flight

Looking for a cozy flight on your time for Pokhara? You have the only one option for such as flight is Kathmandu to Pokhara by helicopter ride. The flight distance between the two major cities in Nepal is just 25 minutes and the flow of travelers also high. As the Pokhara is the second busy city in Nepal after the capital city Kathmandu.

If you are in holiday with limited time and want to explore the mountains and cities in short time frame, then riding a helicopter is the best way for you. A helicopter flight gives you both time saving option with incredible views of landscape and Himalayas. The aerial view of green hills, White Mountains, blue rivers and different settlements is possible only in a helicopter flight.

A wise travelers with maximum group size of 5 persons can accommodate in a single helicopter which is cheaper trip to share the helicopter charter cost. So we suggest you to fly with a group of maximum number to reduce your helicopter flight cost.

Why Kathmandu to Pokhara by Helicopter Flight?

  • Fly on your own time
  • No worries of flight delays
  • Hassle free helicopter flight
  • Incredible mountain views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Langtang range

Kathmandu Pokhara Flight Schedule

There are several flight to and from Pokhara daily. Many people use to fly to Pokhara for holiday and business propose. From early morning to midday, the flights are frequent but if you want to fly in the evening or after 3 pm, you don’t have such option.

Flying to Pokhara after 3 PM is wise to save time and enjoy the evening time by exploring the sunset views over the Himalayas. It also gives you a pleasant time to walk around the Phewa Lake and experience the evening life of beautiful tourist city Pokhara.

The Kathmandu to Pokhara flight schedule might be change because of the delays. So Helicopter riding to Pokhara is the best alternate for you.

Kathmandu to Pokhara Helicopter Flight Price

Flying to Pokhara by helicopter is totally optional way. If you can afford for the helicopter flight, it will be best for you. The price is based on charter basis. So flying a single or maximum 5 persons cost same price. To share the cost of the helicopter flight, you need to share with other members.

We don’t have regular helicopter flight on sharing basis. So the total charter cost for the helicopter is the payable amount of helicopter flight. Kathmandu to Pokhara Helicopter charter cost is USD 2500.00 if you want to fly back to Kathmandu on same days after an hour will include on same price. If you want to stay overnight and return by helicopter cost USD 500 extra. But this option will not available always.

Please coordinate before your plan for the best helicopter flight cost. The sharing cost with other cost USD 500 per person for 5 persons group.

Helicopter Tours from Pokhara

Pokhara is the hub of Annapurna trekking and tour. It is the place to start Annapurna trekking, Muktinath temple tour and Upper Mustang trekking. Ghorepani Poon Hill, Khorpa Danda and other hiking places are the other important trekking routes that starts from Pokhara city. Pokhara itself is the famous tourist destination. Thousands of people visit this lake city daily.

Pokhara offers some famous helicopter ride. Pokhara helicopter ride gives option to explore the Annapurna Base Camp by Helicopter flight, Poon Hill by Helicopter Flight and Muktinath by Helicopter flight.

Annapurna Helicopter Flight is operated on group joining basis. So you can fly to the famous Annapurna Base Camp by riding a helicopter from Pokhara. If you have limited time to trek all the way of ABC trekking, the Pokhara to ABC helicopter is the cheaper and best way to reach.

Religious flight to Muktinath temple by Helicopter is the second most selling helicopter tour from Pokhara. It gives you same day tour to visit the holy Muktinath temple for pilgrims.

Upper Mustang by Helicopter flight and Damordar Kunda by Helicopter flight also possible from Pokhara. Flight to Manang, Rara Lake and Lumbini also possible from here which saves you time and cost rather than flying from Kathmandu.

Kathmandu to Pokhara Helicopter tour is the alternative way to explore the beautiful cities, enjoy the Himalayan views and observe the landscape in short period of time. Make your honeymoon trip, family trip and special event of life lifelong memorable one by riding a helicopter flight to Pokhara.

Helicopter Charter Costs in Nepal

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 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.

Popular Helicopter Tour Packages & Cost

Everest 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, Everest View Hotel. 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.

Here’s the detail of Helicopter Charter Cost in different location of Everest

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost includes round trip (Kathmandu – Everest Base Camp – Kalapatthar – 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 3 hours including the landing time at Kalapatthar and Syangboche.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Duration and Capacity
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour takes 3 hours (round trip, including landing time at Kalapatthar and Syangboche).
A helicopter can accommodate up to 4 person or up to 400kg to Kalapatthar. We will make a double trip from Syangboche, if the number of travelers exceeds 4.
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 Size5
Charter Cost4,500 USD
Group Joining Cost1,250 USD Per Person

Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight

Kathmandu 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 50 minutes from Kathmandu. But sometimes, it may even take 1 hour.
A helicopter can accommodate up to 5 person or up to 500kg 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 Size5
Charter Cost2000 USD
Group Joining Cost400 USD Per Person

Lukla to Syangboche Helicopter Flight

Lukla 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 Size5
Charter Cost1200 USD
Group Joining Cost300 USD Per Person

Lukla to Gorakshep Helicopter Flight

Enjoy 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 45 minutes to 1 hour to reach Gorak Shep from Kathmandu. 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 4 person or up to 400kg to Gorakshep. If the weight exceeds 400kg, we will make a double trip from Syangboche 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 Size3
Charter Cost1,500 USD
Group Joining Cost600 USD Per Person

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 15 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 Size3
Charter Cost1500 USD
Group Joining Cost600 USD Per Person

Gorakshep – Lukla – Kathmandu Helicopter Tour

Imagine 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 Size5
Charter Cost3700 USD
Group Joining Cost650 USD Per Person

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 Size5
Charter Cost2500 USD
Group Joining Cost500 USD Per Person

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Charter Flight

If there’s any classic tour in Nepal, then it has to be Annapurna 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.
You can choose to start the tour either from Kathmandu or Pokhara. It takes around 2 hours round trip from Kathmandu to complete Annapurna Heli Tour. And from Pokhara, it takes one and half hour to complete ABC.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Charter Cost

Max Group Size5
Charter Cost2000 USD
Group Joining Cost400 USD Per Person

Gosainkunda Helicopter Tour

Gosainkunda 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 Size5
Charter Cost1800 USD
Group Joining Cost400 USD Per Person

Langtang Helicopter Tour

Langtang 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, unrivalled 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 Size5
Charter Cost1500 USD
Group Joining Cost350 USD Per Person

Muktinath Helicopter Tour

Muktinath Helicopter Tour 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 Size5
Charter Cost3500 USD
Group Joining Cost900 USD Per Person

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 Size5
Charter Cost4,500 USD
Group Joining Cost1000 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 Size5
Charter Cost6,500 USD
Group Joining Cost1400 USD Per Person

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Landing Tour

Everest Helicopter Flight Introduction

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Flight Landing tour is the best selling helicopter tour package in Nepal to see the Mount Everest in close up view. The helicopter flight either lands at Base Camp or in Kalapathar top.

Flying over the Himalayas and enjoying the views of world’s highest mountain like a bird is possible by helicopter flight. A scenic mountain flight by a helicopter on charter basis gives the immense opportunity to explore the world’s mighty Himalayas, landscapes and glaciers. Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing at Kalapathar hill is the world’s best helicopter riding tour.

The helicopter flight starts from Kathmandu, domestic sector of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and lands at the Kalapathar hill after the fuel surcharge in Lukla. Flying towards the eastern part of Kathmandu, helicopter flies over the village, agricultural farm lands, jungles, rivers and hills. It takes about 45 minutes for helicopter to reach the Lukla airport heli pad. After refilling the fuel, helicopter flies to Syangboche top at 3800m from sea level. The pilot balance the weight about 250 kgs of people inside the chopper and flies to Kalpathar which takes about 15 minutes from Syangboche. The helicopter follows the Himalayas upto the Everest Base Camp. During this time, you will enjoy the vistas of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Amadablam, Pumori and other several mountain peaks.

After landing the helicopter at 5400 meter at Kalapathar, you will have 5 to 7 minutes for photographs and sightseeing. You will enjoy the closeup views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Pumori mountains. After the photo sessions, you will return by helicopter to Syangboche where you will have breakfast and tea-coffee break.

Hotel Everest View is the world’s highest 5 star hotel at the elevation of 3800 meter and offers the panoramic views of Himalayas. The helicopter flies back to Kathmandu and ends the Everest heli tour.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost

The trip cost for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour varies of the tour type. Private charter flights offers the cost as the total flight cost for your entire group. All your flight is private ad the helicopter flies for you. The maximum number of persons per flight is 5 pax in a single helicopter.

Another way to joining the Everest BC heli trip is on the group joining basis. We have fixed departure flight date for the Everest Base Camp. If you are single or couple and want to share the total cost of the helicopter by joining other, you can fly with other interested people on same flight. The group size is maximum 5 persons per flight and cost is on the sharing basis of total charter cost per head. Normally helicopter flights in Nepal charges US$ 1500 per hour. It takes about 3 hours for Everest Base Camp Heli Tour, so the charter cost per flight is US$ 4500 for max 5 persons. If you are lucky and the group joining flight has 5 members, then your per person helicopter tour cost is just US$ 900. Otherwise the cost might be bit expensive.

Everest Helicopter Tour Cost

Everest Charter Flight (Private Tour)US$ 4100 (Max 5 persons)
Group Joining CostUS$ 1200 per person

Best Time for Everest Heli Tour

Helicopter flights needs clear visibility. Also you want to enjoy the vistas of mountain by helicopter, so clear sky is the most important for helicopter tour. In Nepal monsoon season it rains heavily and in winter the snow falls in the mountain. However the flight can be possible by checking the weather conditions. The best time for the helicopter tours to Everest is spring and autumn season. Spring season falls in March, April and May and autumn season falls in September, October, and November.

Helicopter tour is possible during the year around but for the clear views and visibility, March – May, September – Early December is the best time. In the month of December, January, and February are the possible flight time.

In the best months, the helicopter flight early in the morning around 6 am from Kathmandu to Everest is consider as best time for sunrise views over the Himalayas. The helicopter flight is possible within the day light. It completes before the sun sets.

EBC Helicopter Tour Itinerary

The helicopter flights starts early in the morning. We take you to airport by car for helicopter ride. After the administrative process, we fly to Everest and the schedule is normally as follows:

6:00 am  – Kathmandu airport for helicopter ride

6:45 am – Lands at Lukla airport heli pad

7:15 am –  Landing at Kalapathar

7:20 am – Fly back to Syanboche

7:40 am – Breakfast at Everest view hotel

8:15 am – Fly back to Kathmandu

9:00 am – Kathmandu airport landing

The tour itinerary can be change or schedule as per your requirement.

Personal Checklist (Equipment) for Heli Tour

The following things are suggest for the helicopter tour to Mount Everest.

  • Waterproof down jacket (windproof) and trousers (be ready for freezing point)
  • Cap or sun hat
  • Scarf for cover your face from sun and dust
  • Sunglasses Goggles essential to get a pair which cuts out 100% UV rays
  • Sun Screen cream of above 20 ph
  • High protection factor [20 or higher] or high altitude glacier cream due to thin air the U/V is stronger in the sun.
  • LIP SLAVE/ LABISAN: Protection for the lips with a sunscreen
  • Water bottle with water
  • Toilet paper
  • Camera and gears such as batteries memory card, charger etc
  • Shoes with warm socks

Helicopter Flight Group Joining Dates

For the group joining helicopter flights, check the fixed departure dates schedule for the flight and the available seats. A flight can take upto 6 persons from Kathmandu. Normally 5 persons are comfortable in the helicopter. So check the flight schedule dates with local helicopter tour operators. If the time is similar with other travelers, then you can join in the date.

Also you have plan for the helicopter tour earlier than a month, you can offer for the other people to join in your date. Group joining helicopter flight is best for sharing your total charter cost. If you are in group then charter flight for your own group is the best.

Everest BC Heli Tour Booking

To make your tour guarantee departure, you must book your heli tour earlier with agency. Helicopters in the busy tourist season are difficult to arrange for your flight. So plan before a week and make your helicopter tour booking confirm for your date and time. It is compulsory to confirm your fight schedule for your heli tour.

Helicopter Fleet model

Two type of helicopter is use for the Everest helicopter tour. All these helicopters are run by private companies. The AS350b3e/ series of helicopters and MI seventeen helicopter. AS350b3e series helicopter are manufactured by Euro copter, France and are very popular all over the world. This model helicopter are suitable for mountain flights and rescue purpose.

Euro Copter Heli Features:

  • Comfortable Seating Arrangements – 5 seats excluding Pilot
  • Suitable for all types of helicopter missions
  • Can fly up to an altitude of 23,000 feet or above 7,000 m.

MI Seventeen Heli Features

The MI Seventeen helicopter is famous helicopter model made in Russian

  • Huge body, can carry 21 people or 309 tons of cargo
  • Can fly in high altitudes well in excess of 5200 meters
  • Famous to land at Everest Base Camp -EBC. Or Kalapathar

Safety Notes for Everest Helicopter Flight

You are suggested to use these safety notes for your safe and lifelong memorable Everest heli flight

  • Never leave the assigned seats during board.
  • Wear seat-belt during flight
  • Do not change or stand from your allocated seat because sometime pilot need to re-position the helicopter even after touching down the helipad.
  • Do not throw any objects from the helicopter during the flight.
  • Never smoke unless inside the helicopter
  • Use the head sets and follow the pilot instructions

Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight

For trekkers who want more flexible flight with their price charter, the Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight is optional choice. The charter helicopter flight cost is shared with the total flying members in the heli tour. So Lukla flight by helicopter ride is wise choice for trekkers or any other persons with excellent views of Himalayas and landscape. Helicopter KTM to Lukla keeps your schedule of trekking tour by flying even the flights to Lukla becomes cancel.

Summary :

Everest Base Camp helicopter flight with landing at Kalapathar or base camp is the world’s best heli tour to explore the Himalayas. The tour is best in clear visibility and weather. Additionally the helicopter flight is totally depends on the weather, so may or may not fly on time. The flight is on private charter or group joining both tours are similar on cost but the paying calculation per person group joining trip saves your tour cost. The tour by helicopter is your lifetime memorable to see the world’s highest mountain in close-up.

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Nepal Helicopter Tour Package

Nepal Helicopter tour package offers an exciting and memorable heli ride tour above snow-capped mountains, glaciers, farmlands, valley, cities and green jungles. Nepal Helicopter tours are famous for the mountain views and charter ride to explore the beautiful hills and reach to the remote destination in short period of time.

Nepal helicopter ride tour packages such as Everest Base Camp Heli tour with landing, Annapurna Base Camp, Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight and Langtang are the totally mountain sightseeing tours while Simikot to Hilsa, Muktinath heli ride, Damodar Kunda heli ride and other temples and monasteries visits are religious tour. Those who are bounded by limited time but want to see the close up vistas of high Himalayas, these helicopter tour packages are best option. Private helicopter charter flights and group joining helicopter tours are the options to enjoy the Nepal helicopter tour in Nepal.

Nepal helicopter tour package are more frequent in the months of March, April, May, October, and November of the year. Private charter flight can be possible in clear days of any time in during the year. The helicopter tour packages are design on the basis of group size, tour itinerary, cost and weather conditions. All Nepal helicopter tour packages are weather dependent. Similarly for the mountain sightseeing, a clear visibility is the most condition.

Whatever the condition and other things, Nepal helicopter tour is not comparable any other aerial tours in the world. Nepal helicopter tour package is an opportunity to explore around the geographical territories of Nepal ranging from plain Terai region to the world’s highest Mount Everest range. The helicopter tour cost is expensive in compare to other kinds of tour package but the views you can enjoy is beyond the imagination.

Some of the most popular helicopter tour in Nepal are described below. Read out about these tours and enjoy your helicopter charter flight tour in Nepal to explore the beautiful and mighty Himalayas.

Helicopter Fleet Information

Fleet Model:AS 350 B3 E Airbus
Made By:Euro copter, France
Date of ManufactureJanuary 2015
Seat Capacity7 Persons (including pilot)
Tour Capacity6 Person in low land
5 perons in high land
Fling Capacity:1400 kg.
Landing Altitude:23,000 ft. (7010m)
Weight:2250 kg
Takeoff From:Kathmandu & Pokhara Domestic airport

Everest Helicopter Tour

Duration: 3:50 to 4 Hours

Everest Base Camp Helicopter TourEverest Helicopter Tour starts from Kathmandu and follow the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. It lands at Lukla for fueling and flies to Kalapather or Everest Base Camp. This tour is popular for landing at Kalapathar from where you can see the Mount Everest just in front of you in eye level. The several high Himalayas and glaciers are the major highlights of this Everest Heli tour. This tour is famous as Everest Base Camp Heli Tour with landing for photography. You can get several group joining Everest Helicopter tour if you are single and want to share the charter flight cost.

Annapurna Helicopter Tour

Duration: 3 Hours

annapurna-base-camp-helicopter-tourAnnapurna Helicopter tour package starts from Kathmandu and Pokhara. From Kathmandu it takes around 3 hours and from Pokhara takes only one and half hour. Annapurna Base Camp is the final destination to land during this Annapurna Base Camp Heli tour. This tour is best for to explore the high mountains, deepest gorge, conservation area and scattered traditional ethnic settlements. The highest peaks above 8000m seen during the ABC heli tour is Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Annapurna I. The tour is now frequent from Pokhara.

Muktinath Helicopter Tour

Duration: 4 Hours

Muktinath Helicopter TourVisiting the scared temple Muktinath, this helicopter is best way for group travelers. Family pilgrimage tour is the most popular type of helicopter charter flight to Muktinath. The temple of Muktinath is the main attraction and the destination of this trip package. It has a Miracle burning lamp on the stream which is believed to be created by the Lord Brahma (god of creation in Hindu mythology).

Gosainkunda Helicopter Tour

Duration: 1 to 1:30 Hours

Muktinath Helicopter TourGosainkunda Helicopter Tour package is famous among the Hindu devotes to visit the scared lake Gosainkunda which is located to the north of Kathmandu which is close to the Tibetan border.

Langtang Helicopter Tour

Duration: 1 hours

Langtang Helicopter TourThe shortest mountain helicopter tour to Langtang valley is Langtang helicopter tour. This tour is best for those who want to see the beautiful mountains closer in very short period of time.

Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour

Duration:3 hours

Upper Mustang Helicopter TourUpper Mustang helicopter tour package takes you to the different types of land beyond the Himalayas where the age old tradition and culture is still live.  Upper Mustang is famous for unique geography and the local culture and lifestyle is similar to the Tibetans

Lukla Helicopter Flight

Duration: 1 Hour approx.

Lukla airportLukla flight from Kathmandu is the most popular and best option to enter the Everest region for any kinds of tourism activities. Trekking, peak climbing, mountaineering, skydiving or any other kinds of activities starts after the Kathmandu to Lukla mountain flight. Lukla is a small airstrip and it is considered as dangerous airport in the world. The Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight is approx 50 minutes to one hour in duration. Each helicopter flight normally carries 5 persons at once excluding pilot.

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