Details, Cost, Itinerary of Helicopter tour in Nepal

Updated on April 24, 2024


A helicopter tour is simply an aerial tour to the destination from the origin place. It is popular in tourist areas, and it allows travelers to enjoy the manifesting and astounding natural view from the top in a short space of time. 

Helicopter tours in Nepal are one of the quickest ways to explore the beautiful landscapes, landfills, and Himalayas in a short period of time. It is the best opportunity to explore the beautiful country of Nepal and the Himalayas in one day or two. For those who are interested in visiting Nepal and exploring more in a short period of time, a helicopter tour can be the best possible way. The helicopter tour starts from Kathmandu and ends at your desired destination. The price of a helicopter tour varies from destination to private or sharing basis. The incredible views of the tallest mountains, eye-feasting glaciers with clear weather, and fresh air of the Himalayan region will make you feel thrilled and buzzed about the flight.

Helicopter flight is not only flying over the area and sightseeing upward. It also allows helicopter landings on paved helipads, allowing visitors to enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the High Himalayas from a variety of locations.


Analyzing the data of the past five years, most people prefer to visit Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, and Langtang Valley with helicopter tours. There are many other places to visit via helicopter:

  1. Muktinath Temple helicopter tour
  2. Arun Valley helicopter tour 
  3. Manaslu Trekking region helicopter tour
  4. Kathmandu to Gosaikunda helicopter tour
  5. Kathmandu to Lumbini helicopter tour

Other choices can be made as per the person's requirements like Weddings via helicopter tour, chartered helicopter tour, helicopter evacuating, helicopter emergency support and many more. There are other customized tour packages for travelers. 

Helicopter Tour Costs - 2022/023

Helicopter tour costs according to the packages you choose. The boxes and tour costs mainly vary with the time and destination you fly in the helicopter. For example: If flying to the Everest Base Camp costs you 1000 rupees per hour, it could more or less go to any other destination. The price can be different in group packaging and individual packaging. Here is the list of packages with their costs for the current fiscal year for the most popular tourist parts of the Himalayan regio



No. of passengers In one flight



Price in USD/ per flight


KTM-EBC 1-3 $3350
KTM-LUKLA 1-5 $2500





1-5 $4200


1-5 $1700

Having any beautiful experiences costs money, either in large amounts or small amounts. The helicopter tour is full of aerial adventure and visits to most places in a short amount of time. You can choose the available packages from available helicopter tour operators or customize your own container to visit the most terrific tourist areas of Nepal, including the furthest parts of the capital city of Nepal. You can even have the services to be available according to your time schedule. 

Helicopter chartered flight services in Nepal

Chartered helicopter services are different from the benefits of tour packages. Those services include customized services and rental services according to the needs of the travelers. 

The traveler can simply book a customized helicopter and use them on a rental basis without directly being contacted by the operators; There are many services available to book or charter a helicopter. Chartered helicopters are relatively more expensive than other trips but far more effective to the passenger in need to occupy the schedule in a limited timetable.

Best seasons for Helicopter Tours in Nepal

There are two best seasons to tour by helicopter, autumn, and spring. But usually, tour operators from Kathmandu provide the scheduled flights every season from TIA domestic airport.

  • Helicopter Tours in Spring Season:- The most popular tours in this season are from Kathmandu to EBC, the Langtang region, and the Manaslu region. During this season, we can have a clear view of the landscapes and mountains and the high hills from the helicopter, and spring is the best season to see the highlands covered with snow and greenery at the same time in a closer view. The beautiful trek regions provide the charms of nature with fantastic weather for sightseeing and birdwatching in addition. 

  • Helicopter Tours in Autumn season:- This season starts in the festive and holiday time in Nepal and provides the perfect weather for helicopter tours. This is also the season when tourism products are highly demanded. Between the end of summer and the start of winter, Nepal provides the best possible and clear view of hills and mountains with the flow of people. The best places to visit in this season are Annapurna, Manaslu, Muktinath, Jomsom, and other valleys and glaciers by helicopter. These places are frequently referred to by experienced travelers and tour operators.

Airlines involved in Helicopter Tour

Currently, smirk Airlines is involved in touring by helicopter in Nepal. They have scheduled flights every day from TIA to EBC and other destinations. Tara Air is providing helicopter services from Pokhara to Muktinath and Annapurna as well as private tour operators are also involved with their personal aircraft to fulfill the seasonal demand. 


Helicopter touring is ordinary in Nepal as it gets costly at times for the consumers, but it is slowly gaining pace and popularity, citing the benefits it gives in the money. Helicopter tours have helped Nepal gain popularity in aerial tourism in the form of recreational outings. The foreigners who don't have much time to visit many places at once definitely have benefited from the services of helicopter tours in the group bookings. The people who want to see many tourist heritages inside one day have the best possible way to do it at a relatively affordable cost.


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