Trip Duration
1 Day
Start/End Point
Gorakchep/ Lukla
Maximum Altitude
5164m
Trip Difficulty
Easy
Activity
Scenic Heli Flight
Best Season
All Seasons
Per Person US$ 1650

US$ 1500

Overview of GorakShep to Lukla Helicopter

Do you want to get rid of the unpaved trails walking the same way down to Lukla from Gorakshep? Or are you seeking a scenic flight to the Sherpa town and the Himalayas bird-eye view? And also, if you’re struggling with the low oxygen in the mountains and want to return to Lukla then remember us.

We provide outstanding helicopter service for trekkers to fly back to Lukla from Gorakshep. As well as direct helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu at unbeatable cost.

It’s overwhelming, magical, splendid, and whatnot. In a nutshell, Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter is a complete adventure package with breathtaking views. Meanwhile, for climbers who are pressed for time or suffer from bad health during the trek, the helicopter service is the most reliable option.

Highlights of GorakShep to Lukla Helicopter

  • A pristine view of snow-capped mountains such as Everest, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam
  • Glimpses of traditional Nepali villages and mountainous terrains
  • Aerial shot of Himalayan wildlife and rich vegetation in Sagarmatha National Park
  • Witnessing several Tibetan monasteries, ancient chortens, and mani walls
  • Bird eye views of the Himalayas from helicopter windows

GorakShep to Lukla Helicopter Itinerary

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What's Included

  • The only Helicopter pick-up and drop service.

GorakShep to Lukla Helicopter - Essential Information

It’s more reposeful and comfortable than taking a long walk into the woods or above steep hills and slopes. The heli tour has travelers drifting in the sky above 17,000 ft high and overlooking verdant meadows. While flying over Khumbu Valley, it pours them with a magnificent view of diverse landscapes, sheer glaciers, and lakes along the

Besides the splendid view, the heli ride also provides them a great chance to escape the rugged trail and enjoy otherworldly scenery. It saves visitors a lot of time by reducing the travel length from weeks to just a couple of minutes.

Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter also rescues travelers stuck in the remote settlement that lies at Kala Patthar’s foot. Located at an altitude of 5,164 meters, Gorakshep is a significant landmark and a go-to place for trekkers climbing Everest Base Camp and above.

Many climbers stopover this remote village for food and accommodation before heading to the camp or ascending Kala Patthar. Mountaineers on their way to Everest also catch a breath before and after the summit, which is probably why most of them take Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter.

When is the best time for Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter? 

Due to the unique topography and wild landforms, the weather in and around Gorakshep is constantly changing. Even in peak trekking seasons like spring and Autumn, the climatic conditions and temperature vary dramatically.

Therefore, it might be difficult for the heli service to accommodate trekkers from Gorakshep to Lukla. In winter, the flights often get canceled or postponed due to heavy snowfall, extreme winds, and mists. Therefore, travelers will have to be a bit careful while chartering the helicopter for Gorakshep to Lukla.

The better option would be to stay updated with the weather forecast and hire the chopper accordingly or book the flight in the day hours when the weather is good. Hikers who visit the Khumbu region during Monsoon will also have to be wary of the time they choose to hire a chopper, or else they might be in trouble.

The poor weather with continuous downpours and windstorms of Monsoon also prevents the helicopter from picking up travelers at Gorakshep. Because of the dark clouds, the vision gets blurry and increases the challenges for aviators to land at this small settlement that sits right at the edge of the frozen lakebed.

On top of that, there are surrounding hills and mountains, making the heli flight even more difficult. Therefore, the travelers will have to be conscious and book the flight after checking out the weather report. To avoid the chances of flight cancellation, they can make the bookings for early in the morning when there’s little rainfall compared to the daytime.

Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter 

Any helicopter tour of the Khumbu region is terrific and a one-of-a-kind experience. But the Gorakshep to Lukla helicopter is just to another level with the astonishing view of snow peaks, rocky mountains, and glaciers.

Nothing can beat the excitement and zeal of a 20 minutes flight from Gorakshep to Lukla that takes visitors all over the Khumbu region. It has them hovering above the lofty hills and wide valleys of the famous Sherpa towns like Tengboche and Namche.

To the trekkers who have had a rough time trekking the mountain or been hard hit by altitude sickness, Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter appears to be a lifesaver. The helicopter charter service drops on-demand to rescue hikers from the remote settlement and provides them a relaxing trip.

The scenic flight from Gorakshep to Lukla lasts around 15-20 minutes, depending on the pace. It stuns passengers with an impressive view of sky-high mountains, shimmering lakes, and waterfalls during the voyage.

They’ll also get to glance at the ancient Tibetan monastery in Tengboche along with the charming hilltop across Imja Khola. Sweeping hills and steep-sided valleys of Namche are cherry on top for hikers of Gorak Shep to Lukla Helicopter.

The heli ride from Gorakshep to Lukla helps travelers skip 21 miles long trail, walking up and down continuously. The flight gets them rid of all steep walks and ascents over sharp cliffs and into the wild forest for the passenger’s comfort.

Lukla to Gorakshep Helicopter tour

Our helicopter service also accommodates trekkers who want to explore Everest Base Camp but can’t keep up with the trail. The helicopter will fly them from the Lukla airport and over the Khumbu Valley before reaching the remote settlement, lying at the edge of a frozen lakebed.

Traveling from a helicopter will help them avoid any injuries, ankle pain, and a bad back. It also eliminates the extended trails that run peaks and troughs and into the wild forest filled with pine, rhododendron, and juniper.

Lukla to Gorakshep Helicopter surprises visitors with the pristine view of snow-capped mountains, unique landforms, and deep gorges. It also offers them an impressive scenery of remote villages, ancient monasteries, and historical landmarks. After almost 20 minutes of flight over rocky hills and green pastures, the helicopter lands at Gorakshep.

From the settlement, visitors can catch the view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and Cho Oyu. A few more miles of walk to the base camp, and they’ll snap the shot of Khumbu Glacier and icefall. Trekkers flying from Lukla to Gorakshep can take the same helicopter on their way back or walk the 34.3 km trails to the town.

Cost of Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter 

The price for Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter charter ranges from US$3000 to US$3,500, depending on the service offered. For solo travelers, the cost will be somewhere between US$1000 to US$1500. It varies based on the total number of passengers aboard as the amount will be split among the passengers on the flight. If sharing is not available we don’t have an option rather than chartering a helicopter.

However, if you choose to travel alone, don’t expect any reduction or discount. You’ll be liable to pay the whole amount. Travelers flying from Gorakshep to Lukla can either share the heli flight with their friends or accommodate the fellow trekkers who are also on their way to the town.

Cost Included

The only Helicopter pick-up and drop service.

Why take Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter? 

More than a fun ride, Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter is a need for most trekkers who’re exhausted from hiking and unable to stand the trail anymore. Those who have suffered from extreme altitude sickness also prefer to fly from Gorakshep to Lukla so that the trek doesn’t make it worse.

Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter brightens up visitors’ day by providing them hassle-free travel experience back to the Sherpa town. Not to forget the comfort and majestic sceneries that come with the heli tour. Some other reasons why it’s worth taking a private heli tour from Gorakshep to Lukla are as follows.

1. Life Saver 

Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter is a true lifesaver, especially when you’re already dealing with altitude sickness or adverse weather of the mountain. It also has the ability to rescue you from the rugged trails and steep incline from Gorakshep to Lukla. There are medical facilities available for emergencies in the private helicopter so, looking to the health conditions of passengers, the treatment is provided.

2. Picturesque views 

There’s no denying that the private heli tours are the best, especially if it’s flying over terrific places like Gorakshep. It saves trekkers from all the tiring walks and even delights them with an incredible view of glistening snow peaks, cascading waterfalls, and lovely villages.

From the moment it takes off the land to throughout the journey, the heli ride only amazes trekkers with captivating sceneries. Passengers will get to capture a glimpse of Mt. Everest along with surrounding mountains like Nuptse, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam. Peeking out will get a glance at the lush green terrains, lofty hills, and p

3. Easier travel time 

Some trekkers have no interest in walking the trails after visiting Everest Base Camp or who have lost all their energy and can no longer withstand the course. To them, Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter is a prize worth fighting for. The trip helps them avoid the miles-long path and gets them to the town in a fraction of the time.

Private heli flight from Gorakshep to Lukla is incredibly fast as it takes them merely 20 minutes to reach Lukla. If only trekkers choose to descend the trail, they will have to spend almost a week traversing the rugged path to arrive in the town. The Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter wastes no time to transfer the passengers to their required destination.

4. Easy Booking

One of the reasons to charter a private helicopter from Gorakshep to Lukla is an easy departure, where the customers don’t have to go through a lengthy process to board the flight. They have to book the flight whichever is suitable for them and wait for the helicopter to arrive.

Travelers won’t have to rush to the nearby airport or stand in the queue with other passengers to catch the flight. The helicopter can easily land at the Gorakshep due to the sufficient clearance for the rotor blades.

5. Convenience 

Unlike commercial light, Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter is highly convenient. You can book the flight anytime you want and at any date that’s suitable. If there’s an emergency, you can even prepone the flight or request to get the service as fast as possible.

6. Safe and comfortable

Our Gorakshep to Lukla helicopter is run by a professional aviator and crew members with several years of experience. Hence, there’s nothing to worry about as they will safely fly you back to the town. Both the takeoff and landing are smooth, providing a safe trip. You’ll have an easy time flying from Gorakshep to Lukla as the helicopter offers large and spacious seats. The crew memes will ensure that you’re not disturbed or bothered by your fellow passenger throughout the journey.

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

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GorakShep to Lukla Helicopter - FAQs

When is the best time for Gorakshep to Lukla helicopter and vice-versa?

Spring and Autumn is the best time to fly from Gorakshep to Lukla or the other way around. They offer favorable climatic conditions that are suitable for a helicopter to fly at that high altitude. Flights rarely get canceled during the season, making it perfect for taking the region’s tour.

How many passengers are allowed on the helicopter 

The total number of passengers that can board the private helicopter at a time is five. Travelers can minimize the number of commuters accompanying the flight, but they can’t exceed the maximum number.

Why take the flight from Gorakshep to Lukla? 

There are several reasons to take a helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla but the most important one is the ailing health and severe effects of altitude sickness. It provides relief to trekkers who’re struggling with poor health conditions after trekking all the way up. The heli flight also provides breathtaking views to passengers and doesn’t even have them walk a mile. You also take a flight from Gorakshep to Lukla to reduce time and avoid the long days of trekking.

What kind of helicopter flights are available?

Travelers flying from Gorakshep to Lukla or another way around have the options to choose between private flights and groups. Those who want to go solo or just be accommodated by their friends/family members prefer private heli tours. In contrast, people who’re not so uptight about sharing the chopper with fellow hikers choose to travel in a group. You’ll be charged a higher amount in private, but the amount will be divided among the members if you travel in a group.

Are there medical facilities available on the trip? 

Yes, we provide medical facilities and first-aid kits to passengers with minor health problems. But, we can’t do much in case of severe medical conditions but fly them back to the town. It’s; therefore, passengers are recommended to have travel insurance.

Are there chances of the flight being canceled? 

Yes, there are a few chances for the flight to get canceled, especially if the weather is extremely brutal. But, our pilots are so well-trained and professionals that they can accommodate you even in the bad weather. It also means that the flights don’t get canceled as frequently as people think. You can fly from Gorakshep to Lukla even in the winter and monsoon.

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