The Namche Bazaar to Kathmandu helicopter flight is the fastest way of getting back to Kathmandu from Namche Bazaar after a long and tiring trek to the Everest region. This helicopter ride is suitable for trekkers who've gone trekking in the Everest region because all those treks come back to Namche Bazaar before heading back to Lukla and then ultimately to Kathmandu. So, if you're planning to trek to either Everest Base Camp or Gokyo Valley, or even Everest High Pass, this is an exciting opportunity to hop on to Namche to Kathmandu Heli flight on your way back.
This pick-up and drop facility is available throughout the year, even in slightly bad weather, so you don't have to worry about your return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu being canceled, which is expected during the off-season. The Namche - Kathmandu helicopter flight is approximately 1 hour long and flies over snow-capped mountains, forests, human settlements, glaciers, etc.
The Namche Bazaar to Kathmandu helicopter flight is an adventure in itself. Although it is expensive compared to regular domestic flights, the experience is worth the money you pay. You don't get to hover over the stunning Himalayan landscape every day. It also reduces the hiking days, which saves you time and effort. Furthermore, the heli ride is an excellent mode of transport in case of any health issues like injuries or altitude sickness, as it is available for a last-minute booking.
Namche Bazaar to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Cost
The helicopter flight is available for both group joining and private booking, and the cost varies accordingly. Namche to Kathmandu Helicopter cost is: 3300 USD
Group Joining Helicopter Flight
Joining a group for the helicopter flight allows you to share the ride with fellow trekkers. It is a budget-friendly option for solo travelers or anyone in a group of 1 to 4 trekkers than Helicopter cost is: 750 USD per person. The helicopter has a capacity of 5 passengers, than Helicopter cost is: 650 USD per person and carries a total weight of 500 kg. When you join a group, the cost is divided among 5 individuals, which ultimately reduces your share.
Group Joining Namche Bazaar to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Cost - 750 USD per person
Charter Helicopter Flight Cost: 3700 USD
We also have the provision for charter/private helicopter flights from Namche Bazaar to Kathmandu. If you're traveling with your friends or family and have 5 individuals in your group, the charter heli flight is a better option. You'd go back with a precious memory of enjoying the aerial view of some of the world's highest mountains, glaciers, hills, forests, and villages together with your family/friends. On top of that, you can get a group discount for booking a private helicopter.
Charter/Private Namche Bazaar to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Cost - 3700 USD
Note: The cost only includes pick-up at Namche Bazaar and drop-off at Kathmandu airport by helicopter. Travelers themselves should cover any additional costs or personal expenses.
Why take our Namche Bazaar to Kathmandu Helicopter Flight service?
Given the uncertain weather conditions and high elevation of the Everest region, there's a possibility of getting sick during the trek. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), also known as Altitude Sickness, is quite common. If the symptoms worsen, the patient should be immediately transferred to a lower altitude. In such cases, a direct helicopter flight to Kathmandu is a blessing.
Similarly, the chances of getting injured are high while trekking on rough trails of the Everest region. You might not be able to continue the trek due to injuries like muscle spasms, ankle twists, and leg cramps. Some injuries may need immediate medical attention. We offer last-minute bookings of our Namche Bazaar to Kathmandu helicopter flight on such unfortunate occasions.
Taking a helicopter flight back after a weeks-long trek adds luxury to adventure travel. If budget is not an issue, the Namche Bazaar to Kathmandu helicopter flight is an excellent choice for you to avoid an uncertain Lukla-Kathmandu flight. The heli ride further reduces your trekking duration by a couple of days.
Bird-eye view of the Everest
Many mountain enthusiasts take mountain flight tours to get an aerial perspective of the Himalayas. Opting for the Namche to Kathmandu Heli flight while returning from your trek lets you experience both the trekking adventure and bird-eye view of the snow-clad high mountains of the Everest region. Not just the mountains, you'd get to enjoy the panoramic view of the entire Himalayan landscape, including glaciers, icefalls, local Sherpa settlements, and rich vegetation.
How long is the helicopter flight from Namche Bazaar to Kathmandu?
The helicopter takes about an hour or more to reach Kathmandu from Namche Bazaar.
How far is Namche from Kathmandu?
The aerial distance between Namche and Kathmandu is 137 km.
Where is Namche Bazaar situated?
The infamous Himalayan town of Namche Bazaar is situated in the Solukhumbu district of northern Nepal at an altitude of 3440 meters above sea level. It is considered a gateway to the Everest region.
Where does the helicopter land in Kathmandu?
The helicopter will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
What is the capacity of the helicopter used for the flight?
The helicopters can occupy 5 passengers with a maximum weight of 500 kg.
Is oxygen available on board?
Yes, we're prepared for any emergencies with oxygen cylinders on board.
How safe is the helicopter ride?
The pilots and crew working in the Namche Bazaar to Kathmandu helicopter flights are well-trained and hold experience flying in the remote Himalayas of Nepal for years. You are absolutely safe with us.
What happens if the helicopter flight gets delayed or canceled?
In an unfortunate circumstance of bad weather, we'll reschedule the helicopter flight to the next clear day. If the rescheduled timing does not align with your schedule, we will refund your booking amount according to our refund policy.