Hey mountain lover! Are you unable to take a trip to Nepal due to time constraints or lack of physical fitness to trek to the mountains, despite your keen enthusiasm for the Himalayas? Well, worry no more! Outfitter Nepal is at your service with a variety of helicopter tours in Nepal. Primarily designed for exploration and sightseeing, the Nepal helicopter tour packages we offer are equally applicable for mountain photography, television or documentary shooting as well as research. Get in touch with us to turn your dream of flying over the giant mountains into reality.
Nepal is a well-known name in the global tourism industry mostly because of its great Himalayas, consisting 8 out of 10 world’s tallest mountain peaks. There was a time when these mountains were only reachable after lengthy adventurous treks in rugged Himalayan terrain, making it impossible for physically challenged and time-bound individuals. But today, you can reach the base camp of most of these mountains by just an hour-long helicopter flight from Kathmandu. Thanks to the rapid advancement of technology!
The bird-eye perspective of the Himalayan landscape you get while on your helicopter flight is simply an out-of-the-world experience. As you soar high in the clear blue skies of the Himalayan region, you will witness the fascinating aerial view of the snow-capped mountains standing high with pride. The entire Himalayan range opens up to you, blessing your eyes with not only the mountain views but also the sight of the giant glaciers, icefalls, and frozen lakes. You’d fly over the impressive vegetation of National parks, lush green forests, and human settlements. Certain helicopter tours also allow you to land at some spots.
In addition to the popular Himalayan destinations like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Gokyo Lake, and Langtang, the helicopter tours in Nepal also take you to spiritual sites like Gosainkunda, Muktinath, Lumbini, etc. Based on your requirement, we offer 3 types of helicopter tours.
Sightseeing helicopter tours
These tours are designed just for sightseeing purposes. Your chopper takes off from Kathmandu, flies you around a particular location for an aerial view, and lands back in Kathmandu.
Helicopter tours with landing
These tours are also meant for sightseeing and exploration purpose. Unlike regular sightseeing helicopter flights, these tours let you land at a few locations and explore the area for a short amount of time before taking off to another landing location. The helicopter tour begins and ends at Kathmandu airport.
Pick-up and drop helicopter flights
Rather than exploration, these flights are dedicated to transporting passengers from one location to another. You can book these flights to get to a certain mountainous location before starting a trek or to return back to Kathmandu after the trek. These can also be used in case of medical emergencies.
Helicopter Tour Cost in Nepal
The helicopter tours/flights are arranged in Nepal in two different price categories: Private and Group Joining.
With the group joining facility, you can join a group and share the flight cost with other passengers. In this way, you only have to pay a fraction of the total cost, which is a great budget option for solo travelers or a small group of 2-3 individuals. The helicopter has a maximum capacity of 5 passengers, so each group has 5 people at max.
However, the group joining option comes with a few drawbacks. It might be difficult to find other travelers to share the tour with during off-seasons and to destinations that aren’t very popular. You should also be flexible with the trip date, as your preferred date might not be favorable to others in the group.
Private/Charter Helicopter Flight
A private/charter helicopter tour is an excellent option for those traveling in a group of 4-5 individuals. You get a discounted price and can enjoy the trip with your loved ones. If you’re a couple, family, or friends traveling together, we suggest you book a private helicopter tour. This way, you don’t have to wait for other passengers to board the flight.
Best Time for Helicopter Tours in Nepal
Though the helicopter tours run throughout the year in Nepal, spring (March, April, May) and autumn (September, October, November) months are considered the best. The clear skies and stable weather during this time result in a safe and pleasant trip with spectacular views.
The helicopters operate even in slightly poor weather conditions. If the weather favors you, you can take the trip in winter (December, January, February) and monsoon (June, July, August) as well. But if the weather turns wild (which is expected in the Himalayas), there’s a probability of delays or cancellations. So, you might have to plan the trip with extra days in hand while traveling in the off-season.
The helicopter tours are completely safe as long as all safety procedures are followed. So, we humbly request you to listen and follow the safety guidelines properly to ensure a safe and pleasant flight for everyone on board.
“Heaven is a myth; Nepal is real.” If you’re a mountain enthusiast, you must have heard of it quite often and questioned the authenticity of the statement. It is now time to experience it. What makes our Nepal Helicopter Tours special? It’s the effort we put into providing you with a memorable lifetime trip. The positive reviews left by our happy guests speak for themselves.
Please reach out to us to book any of our helicopter tour packages listed below. If your desired tour is not on the list, feel free to contact us with your preference, we’re happy to customize a special helicopter tour just for you!