Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla Kathmandu Helicopter flight
Cost: USD 550 per person per way based on group joining
Private Helicopter Chartered cost USD 2,750
Seat capacity: 5 peoples not including pilot
Flight time early in the morning
Flight capacity: 5 person
Baggage allow: 15 kg per person
Duration of Flight: 1 Hour (One way)
Benefit of choosing Lukla Helicopter flight
Lukla flight with Helicopter
Lukla is gateway of Everest region. The starting point of most famous trekking Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Lake, Everest 3 passes, Kalapathar Trek, Everest Expedition and some of other famous peak climbing. Drive to Lukla is still not accessible, but there is alternative way to trek Everest region without Lukla flight this plan is longer plan. Lukla flight with Helicopter is about 1 hour flight. 5 seater Helicopter carry 5 persons not including pilot. It is the alternative way to skip difficulties of Lukla regular flight. Fly with Helicopter is much benefit to make your trip on schedule away from frequently cancellation of Lukla regular flight. Nepal Highland Treks offer daily basic group joining flight in main trekking season (autumn and spring) or even chartered flight any time if you want.
Schedule of Lukla flight by Helicopter
06:00 – Meet at Tribhuban International airport domestic terminal. Check in and get boarding pass
07:00 – Start flying to Lukla, Arrive Lukla Helipad around 8am
- Lukla flight with Helicopter
- Your baggage carry up to 15 kilogram
- Airport Tax
Booking confirmation and payment of Kathmandu Lukla Helicopter flight
Your early confirmation is require to avoid non-avaibility of flight seat. You can pay online or wire amount in our bank account. You can pay only advance amount at the time of confirmation and rest of the payment can paid once you are in Kathmandu. To make your seat confirmation, you need to send us your passport copy as well.
Trek Everest region without any flights
It is possible only by driving. Flight to Lukla, some peoples are scary about it and it is expensive too. There is way to skip any flights of Lukla and trek Everest region without flight. Drive to Sallery/ Phaplu from Kathmandu which takes about 8 hours and start trekking from there. It is 3 days trek to reach Phakding the regular trekking way which reach in first day when you fly to Lukla. This is also an opportunities to explore less touristic Khumbu region and its beauty. Trekking from Phaplu to Everest Base Camp or any other valley inside Everest, is good reason also for acclimatization.
Lukla airport known as Tenzing Hillary airport is on 2,860 miters altitude only one small airport in Khumbu region. As per roadcast on the History Channel in 2010, this airport rated the airport as the most dangerous airport in the world for more than 20 years. Lukla airport is most busy airport during trekking season mostly in autumn and spring which is also climbing and expedition time. Only single runway of Lukla airport is only 527 miter long, 30m wide with an 11.7% gradient. A very small airport is only capacity of 5 twin otter and 2 Helicopter parking area and only one short run way. Flight operating to Lukla only from Kathmandu. It is 22 – 35 minutes flight. Different domestic airlines with their Twin Otter and Dornier are providing flight services.
Helicopter flight cost for single person is high, It is flying with 4 or 5 peoples from Kathnmandu to Lukla. If you want to share it with other travellers, that can be possible at high tourist season. This is the way to sahre flight cost. Once we get your confirmation, we can try to search other traveller to share this flight and sharing the cost.
When trekkers hike to Everest base camp, they need to return Lukla following same way back which takes another 3 or 4 days. Instead of hiking down more 3 or 4 days, can take a Helicopter ride till Lukla airport and catch regular flight back to Kathmandu. This is way to reduce your Everest Base Camp trek days and make a kind of luxury way. It is about 15 minute’s flight from EBC till Lukla normally at morning time. Reach to EBC and climb Kalapathar is the dream hike for every trekker. If they fly with heli from EBC is another experience to explore beautiful Everest region beside trekking path. Helicopter can fly continue to Kathmandu, this also can be trekker's choice.