Gorakhshep to Lukla Helicopter

Gorakshep is the last human settlement along the Everest base camp trail. It also was the original Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp trek is generally considered one of the best trekking adventures in the world. Many trekkers wish to return on a comfortable helicopter ride after conquering the majestic base camp of Mt. Everest (8848.86m), which is the tallest mountain in the world.

Our Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter flight is a great adventure in the Everest region. Experienced pilots and crew members with years of experience run this tour. This helicopter tour provides you with an opportunity to mix adventurous trekking with luxury travel. It will save your time and reduce the difficulty of this trek by shortening the itinerary.

Moreover, trekking in the Everest region comes with many risks of injuries and altitude sickness. Therefore, if you get injured or your health condition worsens during the trek, you can take this helicopter ride. This is a short duration ride that lasts just 20 minutes in the Himalayan sky.

Furthermore, the awe-inspiring views of snow-capped mountains are the prime attraction of this flight. The entire Khumbu region looks incredibly beautiful from up above. You will also get magical views of the Sherpa settlements of Namche Bazaar. This low-altitude flight is a memorable experience that you can cherish for a lifetime.

We are offering this exciting helicopter tour from Gorakshep to Lukla at a reasonable cost. Read further for a detailed description of this tour and other related information in detail.

Highlights of this Trip

  • A great alternative to a return trek from Everest Base Camp.
  • Magical views of snow-capped mountains, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, and others.
  • Incredible view of the Sherpa settlements and Tibetan Buddhist monastery including Tengboche.
  • Low altitude flight that provides a close view of the surrounding region.
  • Quick, comfortable, and short-duration trip.

The Final Say

The Gorakshep to Lukla trip on a helicopter is comfortable and luxurious. This incredible trip provides you beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains of the Everest region. Overall, Gorakshep to Lukla helicopter is a great tour in the Everest region.

We hope you learned about the helicopter tour from Gorakshep to Lukla in detail through this article. You can contact us for more information regarding this tour. Book your trip now!

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter trip as mentioned
  • Hotel Pickup and drop-off facilities
  • Bottled water

Cost Excludes

  • Items not mentioned above
  • Travel insurance
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
  • Gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is the Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter tour safe?

We have experienced pilots and crew members. They have a proper idea about the Everest region and know where to land during emergencies. So, you don’t need to worry and get assured of a safe and comfortable flight.

What is the flying experience of helicopter pilots?

Our pilots and team members have many years of experience. They meet the standards set by CAA Nepal. They go through regular training and are highly skilled in the latest techniques and aviation rules.

Will I get motion sickness during the helicopter ride?

If you suffer from motion sickness, you should take the pills. It would help if you did not take a helicopter ride on an empty stomach and have a filling meal before.

What kind of helicopter tours are available?

The private tours and groups joining tours are available. The private tour is ideal if you want to travel with family or friends. Group joining tour is cheaper and can accommodate a maximum of five-passenger passengers.

How long does the Gorakshep to Lukla helicopter take to complete?

The helicopter ride takes around 1 hour to complete.

How many passengers get allowed on Helicopter flights?

The Helicopter flight has a maximum of 5 passengers.

Are children and pets allowed on the helicopter?

Yes, children can take this tour, but they must be comfortable at the high altitude. However, pets are not allowed during the helicopter tour.

Can I take photographs during the flight?

Yes, you can capture the beautiful views of snow-capped mountains and Himalayan landscapes during the tour.

When is the Best Time for Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter?

The Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla is an ideal all-around year in case there are good weather conditions. Gorakshep (5164 meters) has unpredictable weather as it lies in high elevation. The tour depends entirely upon the weather on the day of travel as safety is our primary concern.

Moreover, the Autumn and Spring seasons have stable weather conditions in the Everest region. These are the peak seasons for trekking and travel in the country. Hundreds of trekkers flock to this region to trek in the foothills of Mt. Everest. Hence, our trip is quite packed in this season. You might have to book in advance as well.

Furthermore, winter is quite cold in the region and comes with heavy snowfalls. Monsoon season comes with maximum precipitation and overcast conditions. Hence, these offseasons are not that favorable for the tour. Overall, this Gorakshep to Lukla helicopter is available all year round if the weather remains clear.

Safe Landing and Delays

Unexpected weather changes in the high altitude regions mean that we might have to land in the next favorable place. Our team operates under the guidelines of Visual Flying Rules (VFR). The visibility needs to be great for a helicopter to fly in the region.

If the weather doesn’t allow us to land at our previous destination, the helicopter must land somewhere else. There are various alternatives in the Everest region where a helicopter can land.

However, you don’t have to worry about these logistics as our pilots and crew members know what to do in such situations. We might experience some delays, but we will only regulate the Gorakshep to Lukla helicopter when it is safe to fly.

Why Take the Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter Flight?

Reduces itinerary and difficulty

Gorakshep to Lukla flight is mostly regular on a good weather day. This aerial ride is ideal for those who want to shorten their trek in the Everest region. After a long, taxing journey, a helicopter return to Lukla is on most trekkers’ list. Moreover, the helicopter flights travel at any time of day and low visibility as well.

Awe-inspiring views

This Helicopter provides you with magical views of snow-capped mountains, including Mt. Everest and other mountains of the Everest Mahalangur range. You can also observe glaciers, icefalls, terraced farmed hills, and water streams of the region. There are various Sherpa settlements and monasteries that you can observe during this journey. Moreover, this aerial ride allows you to have memories of a lifetime.

Safe and comfortable trip

The experienced captain and crew members run our Gorakshep to Lukla helicopter. You don’t need to worry as we will provide a safe and comfortable trip. You will get a proper takeoff and landing in these short aerial trips. Our team members ensure that all safety measures get taken beforehand to have a comfortable experience.

Low altitude flight

The helicopter is a low-altitude flight. You will get an up-close view of Mt. Everest. These helicopter flights also provide you with magnificent views of other snow-capped mountains. Moreover, you can also observe the Everest region’s surrounding areas. Therefore, this proximity is another beautiful aspect of this trip.

Customizable helicopter ride

This helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Lukla is customizable for both private and group joining tours. The private tour is perfect for family or friends. You can also get the best views by moving to the cockpit. Furthermore, joining a group of 5 people is a cheaper option. Hence, this Gorakshep to Lukla is a customizable helicopter ride.

Some Safety Tips on Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter Tour

  • You should not stand during a ride.
  • You should wear seat belts during the flight.
  • You should wait for the captain’s signal after landing to get out of a helicopter.
  • You should not throw any objects of a helicopter.
  • You should not move around the helicopter ride
  • You should not go near the rotor fan in the back of the helicopter
  • You should get the captain’s permission before smoking during a helicopter ride.

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Gorakhshep to Lukla Helicopter