Trip Type: Private Charter
Group Size: Max 4 Persons
Total Weight Limit: 300kgs
Starts from: Lobuche Helipad
Ends At: Lukla Airport Helipad
Flight Duration: 20-25 minutes
Sharing Cost: US$ 500 per person (Only possible on tourist season - please call to confirm)
Lobuche to Lukla Helicopter Flight: An Unforgettable Journey
If you've had the adventure of trekking to the heart of the Himalayas, you might know the small but significant places called Lobuche and Lukla. Lobuche, a major stopping point for trekkers heading to the Everest Base Camp, and Lukla, the place known for having one of the most dangerous airports in the world, Tenzing-Hillary Airport. Many trekkers and climbers find themselves wanting a faster and more comfortable return journey, which brings us to the exhilarating option of a helicopter flight. Let's dive deeper into this incredible experience!
The distance from Lobuche to Lukla is roughly 27 kilometers (or about 17 miles) in a straight line. However, on foot, this trek takes about two days with an overnight stop, usually in Pheriche or Dingboche. The helicopter ride, on the other hand, is incredibly swift and takes only a matter of minutes, letting you admire the breathtaking Himalayan landscape from a bird's eye view.
There are several reasons why adventurers might choose to take a helicopter ride from Lobuche to Lukla:
There are two primary ways to experience this helicopter flight: a private charter or a group sharing ride.
For those seeking a more personalized and intimate experience, a private charter might be the best option. With this choice, you and your group will have the helicopter all to yourselves, allowing for a more tailored experience. The cost for this luxury? USD 1700 for the whole ride.
If you're traveling solo, on a tighter budget, or simply don't mind sharing the ride with other adventurers, the group joining option is ideal. This ride allows individuals or smaller groups to share the helicopter, dividing the cost among all passengers. The cost per person for this shared experience is USD 500.
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