Trip Duration 1 Day
Group Size 1-5 People
Maximum Altitude 2,846m
Difficulty Grade Easy
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Lukla
Best Seasons Autumn and Spring

Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight Highlights

  • Scenic helicopter flight with stunning views of the Mountain Ranges
  • Fixed departure every day
  • Safe and secure helicopter flight
  • Budget-friendly cost
  • Both private and group joining available
  • An hour helicopter flight to reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport
  • Operated even when airplane flights are cancelled

Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight Service

Lukla, the gateway to the Everest Region of Nepal, serves as a starting point to several treks and peak climbing, including Everest Base Camp trek, Three Passes trek, Everest Panorama Trek, Mera Peak Climbing, etc.

Are you worried about getting your flights to Lukla canceled? Get our Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight service and enjoy hassle-free flights to Lukla at the best rate.

Lukla Airport, also called Tenzing-Hillary Airport, is one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Located at an elevation of 2,846 meters, it is 527 meters long and 20 meters wide.

Despite its challenging factors, Lukla Airport has good safety records.

On this day, the Tenzing-Hillary Airport is a vital transportation hub for the Everest region. It serves thousands of trekkers and tourists each year.

Taking a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu is essential if you plan to trek in the Everest region of Nepal.

Also, do you know that flights to Lukla in peak seasons, except for September, are operated from Ramechhap Airport? Because the number of trekkers in Nepal during peak seasons is relatively high, flights are operated from Ramechhap.

To avoid the drive to Ramechhap and get the flight, you can enjoy our helicopter flight service, which will provide you with a safe and exciting trip.

Why Blue Lake Travels & Tours Pvt.Ltd for Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight

Alongside the trekking, tours, and peak climbing in Nepal, we also offer additional services to your clients, making the journey even more convenient.

We are officially registered under the name of Blue Lake Travels and Tour Pvt. Ltd. And, with over 15 years of experience in the tourism field, we are able to be one of the leading travel agencies in Nepal.

If you are looking for a more convenient and easier way to travel from Kathmandu to Lukla, then you can enjoy our helicopter service.

We offer both private and group joining services. Private can cost you more, whereas group joining can decrease your cost load. You can join the other available groups and share the flight.

Here are reasons why you should choose Blue Lake Adventure Helicopter Service over any other agency service:

  • Easy and hassle-free booking
  • Competitive price compared to other agencies’ services
  • Guaranteed Departure
  • Free ground transportation (From Hotel to Domestic Airport)
  • Easy refunds in case of cancellation
  • Memberships are offered in both private and group formats.

You can book the helicopter flight to Lukla from Kathmandu easily with us at a reasonable price. Since we also offer group joining, you can join other groups to minimize the cost of the service.

Booking is easier, as you can directly book it from the booking section or send us an inquiry over email at or WhatsApp at +977 9851076943.

We have fixed a departure time, so you can have the helicopter fight at the time you have fixed. The flight generally takes 45 minutes to 1 hour and also offers a spectacular aerial view.

With us, you can have easy refunds without any additional charge if you have to cancel the flight because of any emergencies. Also, you can schedule your next flight in advance.

In addition, you don’t have to worry about not being able to reach the domestic airport on time. It is because we offer free ground transportation that will take you to the airport without any delays.

Why Choose Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight?

Kathmandu Lukla helicopter flight is the best alternative to taking a flight to Lukla. It is safe and exciting, as it offers beautiful aerial views of the stunning mountain ranges.

During the peak seasons, i.e., spring and autumn, there are few chances of flights getting delayed or cancelled because of the weather.

But with the helicopter flight, you can reach Lukla even in weather where most of the airplane flights are cancelled.

Also, airplanes operate from the Manthali Airport during peak seasons. At this time, you have to take an early morning road trip from Kathmandu to Manthali Airport at around 2 AM.

The road trip takes about 4 hours and the flight from Manthali Airport is not guaranteed either. There are cases where flights from the Manthali airport are delayed for 3-4 days.

In such a scenario, you are required to take accommodation on Ramechhap. Adding to the difficulty, there are fewer chances to find better lodges to stay at. Also, the lodge accommodation can be expensive.

To avoid such problems, it is ideal to take a helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

It is more time-consuming and often the road trip has to be group joining and expensive.

To avoid the time-consuming road trip and delays of the flight, you can simply take the Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight.

If you are solo traveling, then group membership can be a better option to save more money.

Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight Details

  • Trip time: 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Maximum Group Size: 5 People
  • Lukla Airport altitude: 2,846m
  • Best seasons: Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November)
  • Flight cost: USD 600 per person in a group
  • Flight time: Morning 6:30 am to 7:30 am

Other than the better services and availability, you can also enjoy the stunning aerial views of the cities, lush hill and stunning mountain ranges.

Taking a helicopter flight with its captivating scenery is one of the best experiences you can have in your life.

Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight Cost (Group Joining)

The cost of the Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight is higher than that of regular airplane flights but for a better experience and service when the flight is cancelled or delayed, you can have this service with Blue Lake Adventure.

Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight Cost for 2023/2024

Group SizeCost per person
1 PaxUSD 590
2 PaxUSD 575
3 PaxUSD 560
4 PaxUSD 540
5 PaxUSD 525

If you are traveling during the off-season, we can provide you with additional discounts too.


Itinerary of Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight Service

Morning, 5:30 AM: One of the Blue Lake Adventure representatives will pick you up from the hotel where you stayed.

You will have a private car drive to the domestic airport.

After reaching the airport, we will do the necessary documentation and then we are good to go.

For documentation, you need to have a passport, after which they will provide you with the boarding pass.

7:00 AM – 7:30 AM: You will have the helicopter flight to Lukla privately or with the group.

Helicopter 1 Hour
Accommodation None
Meals None
Altitude 2,846m

Fixed Departure Date

With Blue Lake Adventure, you can get a fixed departure at the time you booked for. Excluding the extreme weather disturbance, there are no conditions where you have to wait more than the fight schedule.

For group joining, you are required to inform us earlier so that we can manage groups for you. Whereas if you are planning to have a private trip, you can book it whenever you feel right about it.

If you pre-book, you will be sure of having a seat. If you wait for days, there are situations where you may not get the available seat.

The fixed departure happens every day, so you can book the Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight for any day with us.

For inquiries, you can visit our contact page.

Online Booking

Booking the Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight with us is easier with the availability of the online booking. You can simply go through the booking section and pay 10% in advance of the total cost.

The payment system available for online booking is a card system. You can use your Visa or Mastercard to pay the advance.

After booking, we will mail you the confirmation voucher and the payment receipt.

For remaining dues, you can pay them a day before the fight day. We accept card payments, cash, and bank transfers

If, in case of emergencies, you wish to cancel, Blue Lake Adventure offers you a 100% refund without additional charges.

For group joining, you have to let us know before 12 hours from the fight time, as there will be no refunds after 12 hours. You can postpone if any emergencies occur.

Additional Helicopter Flights to Consider

In addition to the Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight Service, you can also have the flight service to different locations, including Namche Bazaar, Gorakshep, and EBC.

You can also schedule the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu with us without any additional charges. We can take you back to Kathmandu with a helicopter flight after you complete your trekking journey.

Lastly, is the Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight Service worth it?

Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Flight Service is the best alternative you can have for the regular airplane flight to Lukla.

Though you can take the flight from Manthali Airport, it is not recommended as the flights are not guaranteed and you can have additional days of delays.

To have the treks in the Everest region as scheduled to have the helicopter flight even when the flights are delayed or cancelled.

For better time management and a better experience, the Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter Service is definitely worth it.

In addition, with this 45 minutes to 1 hour of scenic aerial flight to Lukla, you can experience the stunning mountain views, lush forest and natural beauty of Nepal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ans: The fights are operated every day between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. To get one, you have to book in advance as a group. And for a private flight, you can book it whenever you want to. Also, Blue Lake Adventure offers free ground transportation from the hotel room to the domestic TIA airport.

Ans: There are five passengers who can take a helicopter to Lukla in a single trip. Are you worried about being the only one and concerned about the price? Blue Lake Adventure offers group joining. Make sure you let us know ahead and book in advance to book a seat.

Ans: You are allowed to take 5 to 10 kg of the maximum weight on the helicopter flight. Since there will be other people with their baggage, the weight limitation is kept lower to avoid any heavy load issues on the helicopter.

Ans: The helicopter flights from Kathmandu to Lukla are operated as scheduled. Since we offer fixed departures, there are no delays on the flight. Also, you can easily reach Lukla within an hour.

Ans: Private flights are possible but they can be expensive because they cost USD 590 for a person. We recommend having a group because that will cost you less than private. The comfort during the private and group flights is basically the same and you will also have better views of the stunning mountain ranges on both the private and group flights.

Ans: Yes, it is possible to have a private or group helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp. With us, you can have the Everest Base Camp tour with a helicopter landing within the day, where you can have the views of the breathtaking mountain ranges closely, an aerial view of the picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forest, and several glaciers.

Ans: Booking the Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter flight is easier with Blue Lake Adventure, where you can directly book from the book now section. In addition, you can have an inquiry before booking and know in detail about how the flights are operated. For inquiries, you can either visit the contact us page or send an email to Also, if you are comfortable sending a WhatsApp message, you can send it to +977 9851076943.

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