Rara Lake Helicopter Tour

Recommended by 99% of travelers
Duration4 Hours
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude2990 m
Group SizeMin 4 Pax
Travel StyleHeli Flight
Best TimeAny Time

Rara lake helicopter tour in Nepal takes you to one of the popular pilgrimage sites in Nepal. It is a lifetime experience to explore the biggest and deepest lake at an altitude of 2,990m in Nepal. The Rara lake is located in the Jumla and Mugu Districts of Karnali Province. The helicopter tour to a lake offers you the most stunning view of the lake which looks vividly bright with a mirror effect of deep blue fresh water. Rara is a pristine and less crowded area of Nepal. The spectacular landscape that surrounds this pristine lake is clearly visible. In the far north western part of Nepal Rara is the smallest national park in the country. The rich vegetation of the park supports diverse species of wildlife including the endangered red panda, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, jackal, Himalayan tahr, Yellow-throated martin, and wild dog, wild boar, common langur, rhesus macaque, and the common otter.

At the height of 4,087 m, Chuchemara Hill stands as the best vantage point that offers a picturesque view of the deep blue clear Rara Lake, hillsides, and snow-capped peaks around it. The lake's popularity is also for the Snowtrout fish variety 

Rara's Helicopter tour starts from the domestic airport in Kathmandu.  We will fly towards Nepalgunj over the brilliant views of the Langtang range. The helicopter lands in Jumla for refueling. From Jumla we will fly to Rara Lake to enjoy its enchanting beauty. We will enjoy the stunning views of plant species including fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, juniper, spruce,  beautiful villages, and landscapes. The majestic views of the Dhaulagiri Range and Mt. Kanjirowa will make you fall in love with the Rara lake helicopter tour.


  • Splendid mountain flight over Rara Lake and closeup view of the colorful Rara Lake
  • Land at Rara Lake and see close up view of a glorious Rara Lake 
  • Wonderful view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges
  • Wonderful view of the landscape, lake, traditional village, and green hills
  • Aerial view of the Rara lake and its surrounding view
  • Extraordinary views of mountain vistas and landscapes
  • Enjoy photography of pristine Rara Lake
  • Explore and observe the incredibly diverse alpine meadows and vegetation
  • Rara National Park is one of the best places in Nepal to see wildlife; musk deer, leopards, Himalayan tahr, goral, black beer, and the rare red panda

Major Attractions of Rara Lake Helicopter Tour

Rara National Park, the smallest national park in Nepal, Rara Lake - the biggest and deepest lake in Nepal, the untouched beauty of Far Western Karnali region, Buddhist stupas dotted in the Rara trekking trail. the local ethnic authentic Tibetan Buddhism and Bonpo culture are the major attractions of the Rara lake helicopter tour.  

Rara Lake Helicopter Tour Price 

Kathmandu to Rara lake helicopter flight price depends on the number of people and the service level. There are two types of tour packages available for the helicopter ride to Rara Lake. Here are the cost details of the Rara Lake Helicopter tour;

Types of Helicopter Tour       No of Pax      Helicopter Tour Cost (USD ) 
Private Charter           1         $ 4500
Group Joining         2-3         $ 1400

Best Season for Rara Lake Helicopter Tour

The Autumn and Spring season is the most favorable time for Rara Lake Helicopter Tour. In this season the weather is helpful for helicopter flights. These seasons are stable with endurable temperatures. The days are warm and sunny with drier weather which makes it easy to tour around.

Summer is pleasant. However, winter is quite cold. The best time of year to visit the park is September/October and April to May. December through March, the temperatures drop to below freezing, and heavy snowfalls occur up to one meter, closing high passes. April to June is warm but the season gives way to monsoon season-June to August. On the other hand, the mornings and nights can be colder. The verdant hills and lush forests are at their best during the Autumn and Spring seasons offering some crisp views of the Himalayas. In Nepal, the autumn season falls under September, October, and November, and the spring season falls under the weeks of March, April, and May.

The best view of Rara Lake with warm and pleasant weather can be observed during the spring season from March to May. September – November. Rara lake helicopter tour during the autumn season September – November is also an excellent time for getting a bird’s eye view of the stunning scenery with unparalleled views of mountains, lakes, and hillsides.

Packing List For Rara Lake Helicopter Tour

Regulus Nepal suggests you pack some light but smart packing list for the Rara Lake Helicopter Tour. Here is what we suggest you take with you: 

  • Full sleeve clothing
  • Windproof and waterproof down jacket
  • Windproof and waterproof trousers
  • Warm pair of trousers
  • UV protection sunglasses 
  • A water bottle
  • Silk/Nylon scarf 
  • Lip balm and moisturizer 
  • Passport and important documents
  • Toiletries 
  • Camera essentials

How To Reach Rara lake From Kathmandu

This helicopter tour starts from Kathmandu by a flight to Nepalgunj, flies over the sky of western Nepal towards Rara Lake in the North and returns back to Kathmandu airport. Altogether this Rara lake helicopter tour takes around 4 hours to complete. To explore Rara National Park it takes 2.5 days trek via Jumala or 10 days trek from Surkhet. If you wish to have a luxury tour to Rara, the helicopter tour is the best one for you. Make your dream come true to visit the mesmerizing Rara lake with Regulus Treks. Do contact us for organizing your helicopter tour to Rara lake.


The Rara Lake Helicopter tour in Nepal begins from the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Lands in Nepalgunj for refueling and starts the helicopter sightseeing tour for around 3 to 4 hours.

Kathmandu To Nepalgunj flight time: 40 minutes

]Ground Time At Nepalgunj: 30 minutes

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Early in the morning, you will drive to Tribhuvan International airport for the flight. Clearing the regular airport processes, you will head towards the helicopter for the flight. The aircraft needs to get refueled before heading to Rara Lake. So, you will land at Nepalgunj airport for the refueling process.


The major highlight of this heli-trip is the scenic flight to Rara Lake. Experience the magical 360°C views of the mountains and Himalayan terrain—the chopper lands at Rara Lake. Surrounded by expansive mountains, green hills, and quaint settlements one can enjoy the best Himalayan views and Rara Lake.

Witness the secret trails of far northwest Nepal among forests and alpine pastures, enclosed with high valleys and the Rara Lake itself from the high above. Landing on an actual lakeside to experience just how massive and beautiful this Rara Lake is up close, a helicopter tour to Rara lake provides you the significant time to explore one of Mother nature’s greatest marvels.


After enjoying the incredible views of Rara Lake and having some great photography, you will head back towards Kathmandu. You will ride back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. After a few hours of exploring the beautiful lakes, your helicopter takes off to give you a bird’s eye view of the vast natural beauty of Rara Lake. After spending a wonderful time in this pristine place, which is a dreamy little piece of heaven, you will be back in Nepalgunj.


Once you land in Nepalgunj, you will board another flight to Kathmandu. The helicopter ride back to Kathmandu is equally thrilling. After some time, you will land at Kathmandu airport. From here, you will be back at your hotel. The tour is complete within a few hours or a day. You will enjoy some of the best mountain vistas, village settlements, and the Himalayas exclusively.

Cost Details
  • Privately chartered helicopter tour.
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • All government taxes.
  • Passenger insurance
  • National park entry permit (Nrs. 3000)
  • Airport Tax.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Expenses Medical evacuation, mishaps, etc.
  • Tips, etc.
Dates & Availability
  • Inside the helicopter, travelers need to co-operate with the pilot 
  • Pay attention and carefulness during view observation while he/she is inside the Helicopter.
  • Should follow the tourist’s guide guidelines.
Additional Info
  • Rara Lake Helicopter tour is suitable for anyone, no experience or any health checkup is required.
  • Some Chocolates and some light snacks are recommended to the travelers on the Rara Lake helicopter tour.

Helicopter Models Used for Rara Helicopter Tour

  1. 9N ANA (AS350B3e)
  2. 9N ALA (AS350B3e)
  3. 9N-AJD (AS 350 FX II)
  4. 9N-AFQ (AS 350 FX II)
  5. 9N-AGU (AS350 BA)
What our Clients Say?
21 Nov, 2023
The Beauty of Rara Lake

The Rara lake of Nepal is truly a magnificent place for visiting in this region. I am really happy with my visit to Rara Lake for getting to enjoy the beauty of Rara region of Nepal. I did helicopter tour this time in Rara Lake but I am gonna trek...

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Megan Taylor
United States