Trip Facts

  • Duration:1 Hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Max Altitude:fly high
  • Min group size1 to 5
  • Best TimeAnytime
  • Holiday typeHelicopter Tour

About Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter flight

The Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight cost starts at USD 600 per person in a group joining and USD 2,800 to charter the whole flight. 5 passengers, excluding the pilot, can fly at a time in a helicopter. It takes around 45 minutes to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla in a helicopter. We also provide last-minute helicopter flight booking for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. 

A comfortable, safe, and scenic Kathmandu Lukla helicopter flight

Lukla is the gateway of the Khumbu region, home to the iconic Namche Bazaar and the tallest mountain in the world- Mount Everest. Whether you are planning for the Everest Base Camp trek, Gokyo Lakes trek, or the Everest Three High Passes trek, you have to take a commercial flight to/from Lukla airport. Lukla is the starting and ending point of all the standard Everest region treks. 

Not everyone may like the thrill of the Kathmandu Lukla commercial flight, so we are providing helicopter flight service between Kathmandu and Lukla at a very affordable price. Even though the Lukla helicopter flight costs a bit more than the commercial Lukla flight, you will enjoy a much more comfortable, scenic, and safe journey. 

Lukla is not connected to the road, so you cannot drive here. The best possible driving scenario is you will take a long 8 to 9-hour ride from Kathmandu to Jiri or Phaplu and trek from here for 2 to 4 days to reach Lukla. This option may not be viable for most of the travelers as they are on a tight schedule. So, a helicopter flight is one of the quickest ways to travel to Lukla. 

Who can take the Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight?

People of all ages can take the Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight or vice-versa. If you are looking for an alternative to a domestic Lukla flight to/from Kathmandu, then the helicopter flight is one of the fantastic options. Likewise, the Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight is also ideal for travelers who can not take the regular Lukla flight because of health reasons. 

Similarly, if you wish to give an ultimate start or end to your trip in the Everest region, then a helicopter flight will not disappoint you. In the spring and autumn seasons, we have daily regular Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flights that you can join anytime. Below, we have shared our Kathmandu Lukla helicopter flight daily schedule.

 From To Departure Time
 Kathmandu Lukla 6:00AM 
 Lukla  Kathmandu 7:55AM
 Kathmandu Lukla 9:00AM
 Lukla Kathmandu 10:00AM

What is it like flying to Lukla airport, and why is a helicopter flight recommended?

Lukla Airport is situated at 2,860 meters (9,383 ft) from sea level. It is one of the highest airports in the world, with a short runway (527 meters long and 30 meters wide with an 11.7% gradient) that only accommodates small aircraft. During the peak trekking and climbing seasons, the airport gets busiest.

Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight or Lukla to Kathmandu helicopter flight presents an easygoing and relaxing travel option to trekkers and climbers. Unlike the overwhelming commercial Lukla flights that also possess a high risk of delays and cancellation in case weather changes, the helicopter flight will keep you on your schedule. 

Not only that, but the mountain views you will get to witness during the Kathmandu Lukla helicopter flight are out of this world. The aerial views of the Himalayas will leave you spellbound. Moreover, we pick up our guests from all locations in the Khumbu region. 

Whether you are at EBC, Kala Patthar, Gokyo Lakes, Pheriche, Namche Bazaar, or any other village, you can book a helicopter flight to Lukla or Kathmandu. The charges will differ as per the flight duration. You can contact us at +977 9851154520 (Dipak Sapkota) to book the fight right away. 

Lukla to Kathmandu helicopter flight

If you are in Lukla and looking for an alternative to the commercial Lukla flight, you can take a Lukla to Kathmandu helicopter flight with us. In spring and autumn, we can book you the flight within 1 to 2 hours of your request because we have several regular departures. In winter and summer/monsoon months, let us know at least a day before.

The Lukla to Kathmandu helicopter price is the same as the Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight. It starts at USD 600 per person. The flight will be 45 minutes long and will land at Kathmandu airport. You have the option to join a shared flight or charter the whole helicopter. 

Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight cost 

We offer the finest Lukla helicopter flight in the Nepali market. Our Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight cost and Lukla to Kathmandu helicopter cost both are same. The cost of the flight is transparent with no hidden charge. Check the table below to learn about the cost of flying to/from Lukla airport:

 Booking Type Flight Destination Cost Booking
 SoloKTM - Lukla & Lukla - KTM
 USD 600 Per person Book Now
 Privater Charter 
(Max 5 Pax)
KTM - Lukla & Lukla - KTM USD 2800 for Private Flight Book Now 

Trip Highlights

  • A fantastic alternative to standard Lukla-Kathmandu-Lukla commercial flight
  • Best helicopter flight rate with top-notch service
  • Guaranteed departure and 100% safe
  • Less risk of flight cancellation and waiting time than the commercial flight
  • An ultimate way to start and end your adventure in the Khumbu region
  • Comfortable flight experience with window seats for all participants
  • Breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas
  • Daily helicopter flights available in spring and autumn seasons with last-minute booking

What's included


  • One way Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • One way helicopter flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Airport Drop


  • Personal Expanses
  • Tips and donations


Yes, we have a daily helicopter departure from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu during the peak trekking/climbing seasons in Nepal.

The helicopter flights only get canceled if the weather gets extremely unstable. It rarely happens because even if there is a slight fluctuation in weather, you can take a Lukla flight.

To book the Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight or vice-versa, you have to contact us or book the flight through our site. Make the required payment, and our team will send you further details.

Yes, you can get a helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla after 3:00 PM, but it entirely depends on the weather conditions. 

From Kathmandu, you can reach Lukla in 45 minutes by flying in a helicopter. Sometimes, you may spend a few minutes more in the helicopter because of weather or landing situation.

Yes, we provide helicopter flights from Lukla to Kathmandu. Moreover, you can book a helicopter flight from anywhere in the Khumbu region. If there is space for a helicopter to land, we can pick you up.

Yes, there will be other passengers on your helicopter flight to Lukla if you choose to fly in a group. Travelers looking for a private helicopter flight can make the booking accordingly.

Yes, you can book the Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight on the same day if your commercial Lukla flight gets canceled. You have to reach out to us and make the payment for the flight. We will arrange the flight right away for you.

Yes, you can reserve a private helicopter flight to Lukla for a single person. We call it private helicopter flight booking.

Yes, you can fly to Lukla from Kathmandu in a helicopter in the winter season. During the winter, the helicopter flights are scheduled as per the weather. Sometimes, the views may get obstructed because of snowfall or fog.

Yes, children can join in the Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight or vice versa as long as they are accompanied by their guardian.

Useful Information

Can you join Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight or vice-versa as a solo trekker?

Yes, you can join the Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight or vice-versa as a solo trekker. You can join our fixed departure groups or charter an entire helicopter as per your budget. Likewise, we can also help you arrange a Lukla helicopter flight at the last minute because we have run daily flights to/from Lukla airport in the peak seasons. 

If you join our group, then you will fly with four other passengers. All the passengers get full window seats to enjoy the flight. Book the Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight anytime with us. For booking confirmation, you must send us a 30% advance payment, and the due amount must be cleared before the flight starts. 

Safety for Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu helicopter flight

Your safety is our top priority during the Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight and vice versa. So, we take our safety measures very seriously. We have partnered with top helicopter service providers in Nepal who have numerous years of expertise in organizing helicopter flights in the Himalayan air space. 

Our helicopter flights are operated by highly skilled pilots who have been flying in the Himalayas for numerous years. They are extremely knowledgeable, trained, and talented pilots who can navigate the helicopter throughout the year in all weather conditions. 

We do routine check-ups of our helicopters after every flight. Our crew makes sure the chopper is all ready and well maintained, which increases our safety rates. You can fly freely with our team throughout the Himalayas, including the Everest region.

The weight limit for Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu helicopter flight

We have a fixed weight limit for each helicopter that is specified by the manufacturers. Usually, while flying between Kathmandu and Lukla, the helicopter can carry up to 500 kg weight altogether. 

Five passengers can travel at a time. So, the overall weight must be under 500 kg, including the weight of the passenger, pilot, and luggage. We balance the weight before every fight and ensure optimum seat arrangement. 

Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight precautions

Follow the below instructions if you are planning to join the Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter flight or Lukla to Kathmandu helicopter flight:

  • Keep your seatbelts fastened throughout the flight
  • Do not change your seat or leave your seat once in the air
  • Do not throw anything out of the helicopter during the flight
  • Do not smoke inside the flight
  • Only approach the helicopter or leave it when the pilot signals
  • Do not behave rudely with the pilot or other passengers
  • Maintain your composure during the flight