As the trekking community expands, the way of conquering the mountains is also changing. If raw adventure is not your cup of tea, you can as easily add a bit of luxury to your trek to the Everest Base Camp. You're not going to miss anything on the way back anyway. The returning hike follows the same trail as you ascend. So, why not add some fun to your epic trek to the Everest Base Camp? By taking a Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight, you'll also skip the risky Lukla – Kathmandu domestic flight. What a bonus!
The Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight is the easiest way to return to Kathmandu after a week-long trek in the Everest region. Not only for trekkers who've gone trekking to the Everest base Camp, but this helicopter ride is also suitable even for the mountaineers who're coming back after their climb to the Mt. Everest summit. It reduces your hiking duration on the typical EBC trek by 4-5 days, giving you back your valuable time and sparing your body from much stress.
This 1 hour 30 minutes pick-up and drop helicopter service runs throughout the year, given the clear weather. We operate the service even in slightly lousy weather, so the helicopter flight is much more reliable than the uncertain Lukla-Kathmandu flight, which is expected to get canceled in rough weather conditions. The last-minute booking facility is a great relief for unfortunate circumstances of medical crises like injuries and Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
What to expect in the Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight?
Our crew will pick you up from a helipad in Gorekshep, the last human settlement in the Khumbu region, and directly drop you off at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. You might sometimes have to take a brief stop in Lukla for refueling purposes. Because you start your heli ride from Gorakshep, which is close to Mt. Everest itself, your eyes will be blessed with enchanting vistas of snow-capped mountains in the Everest region like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbutse, and so on. The great Khumbu glacier will also be clearly visible during your heli ride.
As you move away from the close proximity of the Himalayan peaks, you will witness bird-eye views of the gorgeous landscape and vegetation from above. The mesmerizing aerial perspective of local Sherpa settlements, forests covered with wildflowers, yaks grazing in the meadows, pristine rivers, and waterfalls is certainly a view to die for. You don't get to see those often. Overall, the Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity filled with fun, joy, adventure, and luxury.
Why take our Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight service?
Up close aerial view of the Everest
As mentioned earlier, the bird-eye view of Everest and the surrounding mountain peaks is the major attraction of the helicopter flight. By opting for the Gorakshep to Kathmandu Heli flight, you'd get to experience the majestic Himalayan landscape, alpine vegetation, lush green forests, rivers and waterfalls, tiny Himalayan villages, and whatnot.
Trekking in the rugged terrain of the Everest region with unpredictable weather conditions invites health emergencies like injuries and altitude sickness. Some cases are severe enough to need immediate medical attention. In such a health crisis, the Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight serves as a rescue vehicle. Even if your injury isn't critical, you might not be in good shape to hike back the trail. During those difficult hours, our helicopter facility will be at your service.
The Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight is also dedicated to those who don't have time for a long vacation. By taking this heli ride, you'd cut off 3-4 days of hiking so that you can fit the EBC trek into your busy schedule.
When we consider trekking in the Everest region, the term "luxury" rarely crosses our minds. Thanks to ever-developing technology, we're able to achieve luxury traveling even in the Himalayas. As previously discussed, the flight reduces the hiking days, which means you don't have to walk back on the same rough trail. You'd also skip the tedious domestic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Cost
The helicopter ride is available for charter flights or group joining.
Group Joining Price - $1050
The group joining facility is available on a sharing basis. It is a budget-friendly option suitable for solo travelers or groups of 2-3 people. The helicopter carries a total of 5 passengers.
Private/Charter Flight Price - $4700
There's also an option of booking a charter flight. A private helicopter is preferable for those traveling in a group and has 4-5 individuals.
How long is the helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu?
The helicopter takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Gorakshep.
How far is Gorakshep from Kathmandu?
The aerial distance between Gorakshep and Kathmandu is 151 km.
What is the helicopter landing site in Kathmandu?
The helicopter lands at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
Is the helicopter equipped with oxygen?
Yes, the helicopter is equipped with oxygen cylinders and prepared for emergencies.
Is the helicopter flight safe?
Our well-trained pilots and crew have been flying in the Nepalese Himalayas for years. The helicopter flight is absolutely safe.
What if the helicopter flight gets canceled or delayed?
The helicopter flight gets rescheduled for the next clear day in rare cases of terrible weather. We're happy to refund your booking amount as per our refund policy if the rescheduled time does not suit your itinerary.