Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter Flight

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1600 USDPer Charter

Trip Detail:

Helicopter Flight: Private Charter

Duration: 25 minutes

Maximum Group Size: 2 people only

Pick Up from: Gorakshep Helipad

Drop to: Lukla airport helipad

Are you dreaming of an exhilarating helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla after an unforgettable Everest Base Camp trek? Want to avoid retracing your steps on foot or need a swift and comfortable return due to feeling under the weather?

You're in the right place! We're thrilled to offer a direct helicopter service from Gorakshep to Lukla, or even all the way to Kathmandu. Our timely and cost-effective helicopter pickups from Gorakshep ensure you can conclude your adventure on a high note.

The Everest Base Camp trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, offering a close encounter with Mount Everest and immersing you in the breathtaking environment of the world's highest mountain region. This challenging trek to Everest's base camp is a bucket-list journey for many, surrounded by the world's towering peaks.

While the trek itself is spectacular, the thought of walking back the same route might not appeal to everyone. If you're looking to bypass the return trek and instead experience the majestic Himalayas from the air, our helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla is your perfect escape.

Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter Flight

We offer regular helicopter flights between Gorakshep and Lukla, weather permitting. During the bustling trekking seasons, our daily pickup and drop-off services connect Gorakshep and Lukla by helicopter efficiently. We're also equipped to arrange emergency helicopter flights for rescue purposes when necessary.

For those wishing to embark on a helicopter journey from Gorakshep, it's important to note that due to the high-altitude conditions and weight limitations, only two passengers are permitted for a direct pickup from Gorakshep. If your party consists of more than two individuals, we can arrange for a shuttle flight to Pheriche, where we can accommodate up to four passengers. This adjustment ensures everyone's safety and comfort while optimizing the helicopter's performance in the thin mountain air. Please also be aware that, due to regulations and logistical considerations, we are limited to only four landing opportunities outside of Lukla Airport per day. This emphasizes the importance of planning and booking your helicopter flight in advance to secure your spot and ensure a seamless return journey from your Everest adventure.

Opting for a helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla presents a unique opportunity to cap off your trek with breathtaking aerial views, unparalleled convenience, and an unforgettable experience. Here's everything you need to know about making this dream return a reality.

Why Gorakshep to Lukla by Helicopter?

Choosing a helicopter for your return trip from Gorakshep to Lukla offers several compelling advantages:

  • Efficiency and Time-Saving: Avoid retracing your steps on foot, saving precious time and energy.
  • Health and Comfort: Ideal for those feeling the effects of the altitude or physical exertion, providing a swift and comfortable return.
  • Spectacular Views: Experience the Himalayas from an extraordinary vantage point, capturing views that are simply unattainable by foot.

Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter Flight Cost

The cost of a helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla varies based on demand and seasonality. On average, the price for a one-way journey ranges from $800 to $900 USD per person, with charter flights costing around $1600 per flight. It's worth noting that prices may fluctuate, particularly during the peak trekking seasons when availability increases, potentially lowering costs.

Private Charter Helicopter Flight from Gorakshep to Lukla

For those seeking a more personalized and exclusive experience, private charter flights offer the ultimate in comfort and convenience. Catering specifically to your schedule and needs, a private charter ensures a direct and uninterrupted journey back to Lukla, with the added luxury of having the helicopter to yourself or with your group.

Group Joining Gorakshep to Lukla Heli Price

Travelers looking for a more economical option without compromising on the experience can opt for a group joining flight. This option allows individual trekkers or smaller groups to share the cost of the helicopter flight, making it a more affordable choice. Sharing the journey with fellow adventurers not only reduces the cost but also adds a communal aspect to the incredible experience of flying back from Gorakshep to Lukla.

Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter Flight Cost for 2024 and 2025

The cost for a Gorakshep to Lukla helicopter flight in Nepal varies with the season and demand. Typically, a one-way flight ranges from $800 to $900 USD per person, with a full charter available for $1600 per flight.

During the peak season from September to November, prices may be more favorable due to higher helicopter availability. Conversely, costs can rise during the off-peak months of December to February and June to August.

Please note, flight costs are subject to change and can vary throughout the day. To ensure your spot and avoid any last-minute surprises, we recommend booking your helicopter flight well in advance, especially during peak trekking seasons.

Price for Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter Flight

S.No Group Size Cost
1 1-2 Pax (Private Charter) USD 1600
2 5 Pax (Sharing Flight) USD 3000 per person
3 4- 5 Pax USD 4400 per person

Helicopter Flight Duration and Process

The helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla is not just a means of transportation; it's an adventure in itself. Lasting approximately 15 to 20 minutes, this flight offers a unique perspective of the Everest region's majestic landscape. The process is straightforward—once booked, you'll be informed of your flight time and briefed on safety procedures to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Helipad Location in Gorakshep

The helipad in Gorakshep is conveniently located close to the lodges and the Everest Base Camp trek's final stages, making it easily accessible for travelers. Upon confirmation of your helicopter flight, you'll be guided to the exact location for your departure, ensuring a hassle-free end to your Everest adventure.

Choosing a helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla is more than just a travel decision; it's an opportunity to enhance your Everest Base Camp trek with a final, unforgettable adventure. Whether you opt for a private charter or join a group flight, the journey promises spectacular views, comfort, and a fitting conclusion to your Himalayan expedition.

Contact for Booking:

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers of Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter

Is the Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter tour safe?

Yes, the helicopter tour from Gorakshep to Lukla is conducted with the highest safety standards. Pilots are experienced in navigating the Himalayan terrain, and helicopters are regularly maintained and equipped with the necessary safety features.

What is the flying experience of helicopter pilots?

Helicopter pilots flying from Gorakshep to Lukla are highly experienced, with hundreds of flight hours in the Himalayas. They possess in-depth knowledge of the region's weather patterns and terrain, ensuring a safe and smooth flight experience.

Will I get motion sickness during the helicopter ride?

Motion sickness during helicopter flights is not common, but susceptibility varies among individuals. Pilots are skilled in ensuring a smooth ride, and taking motion sickness medication beforehand can help those who are prone.

What kind of helicopter tours are available?

There are primarily two types of helicopter tours available: private charters for an exclusive experience and group joining flights for a more economical option. Both offer the same breathtaking views and convenience.

How long does the Gorakshep to Lukla helicopter take to complete?

The flight from Gorakshep to Lukla typically lasts about 15 to 20 minutes, offering a swift and scenic journey back.

How many passengers get allowed on Helicopter flights?

Helicopters flying from Gorakshep to Lukla  are allowed to pick up 2 passengers directly to Lukla or can accommodate up to 5 passengers by shuttle flight, depending on the aircraft model and weight limitations.

Are children and pets allowed on the helicopter?

Children are allowed on helicopter flights and often enjoy the experience. However, pets are generally not allowed due to safety and comfort concerns. Ask us for specific policies.

Can I take photographs during the flight?

Yes, you are encouraged to take photographs during the flight. The helicopter ride offers unique photo opportunities of the Everest region that are not possible from the ground.

Choosing a helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla is more than just a travel decision; it's an opportunity to enhance your Everest Base Camp trek with a final, unforgettable adventure. Whether you opt for a private charter or join a group flight, the journey promises spectacular views, comfort, and a fitting conclusion to your Himalayan expedition.

Clients Reviews

A Perfect Flight from Gorakshep to Lukla with On-Time Service


We took the helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla. The service was impeccably on time, a crucial factor when navigating the tight schedules of mountain adventures. From the moment we lifted off, the experience was nothing short of wonderful. Soaring above the breathtaking Himalayan landscape, the views were surreal, offering a unique perspective of the majestic mountains and serene valleys below. The efficiency and comfort of the flight were unmatched, transforming what would have been a grueling trek back into a memorable, exhilarating adventure. Highly recommend this service to anyone looking to enhance their Everest experience!

Peris, France