Rara Lake Helicopter Tour

1 Day

Flying over the biggest and deepest fresh clean water among Nepal’s Himalayas is one of the best experiences to cherish in your life. Rara Lake Helicopter tour leads you to explore Nepal’s largest and beautiful Rara Lake in Mugu district.

The pristine, Rara lake lies at an altitude of 2,990 meters. It is famous as the Queens of Lakes, and Air Dynasty offers the best and fastest ways to explore the remotely located Rara lake, deep blue freshwater.

Likewise, the lake is beautifully surrounded by Rara National Park with pine, spruce, and juniper forest. Rara National Park can witness more than 500 different kinds of flowers, 20 species of mammals, and 214 species of birds. If you are lucky, you will also get to see other rare wild animals such as the musk deer, the black panther, panda, untamed boar, Himalayan dark deer, and other wildfires.

This majestic lake is the paradise for all those adventure enthusiasts who love to enjoy the serene and calm blue waters surrounded by alpine meadows and forests.

Once you land, you can explore various flora and fauna and wild animals and birds. Head out to this stunning sparkling lake and enjoy spectacular sightseeing on an exciting helicopter tour where you can relax, enjoy, and create lifetime memories!

Witness the view of beautiful deep blue waters, quaint village settlements, and panoramic landscapes as you fly to Rara Lake. This tour is an excellent option for those who love sparkling lakes.

Taking helicopter tours is a great way to see Nepal’s prime destinations without exerting so much time and effort. And it’s guaranteed that the view down below is just as beautiful as when you’ve landed at your destination. You can also choose other beautiful tours in Nepal like Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour, Muktinath Helicopter Tour, Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour, and Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

Major Highlights of Rara Lake Helicopter Tour

  • Enjoy the excellent mountain flight over Rara Lake and closeup view of the colorful Rara Lake
  • Land at Rara Lake and see a glorious view of the Rara Lake from a close distance
  • Fantastic view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges
  • Stunning view of the landscape, lake, traditional village, and green hills
  • Aerial view of the Rara lake and its surrounding view
  • Incredible 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, one of the best places in Nepal to see wildlife; musk deer, leopards, Himalayan tahr, goral, black beer, and the rare red panda

Outline Itinerary for Rara Lake Helicopter Tour

Phase 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (Refueling)

Phase 02: Fly from Nepalgunj to Rara Lake (One and half hour)

Phase 03: Fly from Rara Lake to Nepalgunj (Refueling)

Phase 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary for Rara Lake Helicopter Tour

Rara Lake Helicopter tour begins early in the morning. You will drive to Tribhuvan International airport for the flight. Once you go through 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.

This scenic flight to Rara Lake is the major highlight of this heli-trip. It's a beautiful experience! As you soar through the beautiful sky, you will get magical 360°C views of the mountains and Himalayan terrain—the chopper lands at Rara Lake. This lake oasis is surrounded by expansive mountains, green hills, and quaint settlements. From here, you will notice the best Himalayan views and Rara Lake.

You will 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. In this short heli tour, you will have an exclusive and wilderness experience. You will get a proper sense of solitude and adventure.

After Rara Lake discovery by helicopter, you will land on an actual lakeside to experience just how massive and beautiful this Rara Lake is up close. Once you have reached your destination, you will get significant time to explore one of Mother's 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 to 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.

What This Trip Cost Includes/Excludes

What This Trip Cost Includes

  • Privately chartered helicopter tour.
  • As per itinerary.
  • All government taxes.
  • Passenger insurance.

What This Trip Cost Excludes

  • Airport Tax.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Expenses Medical evacuation , mishaps ,etc.
  • Tips,etc.


1. How long do we land at Rara Lake?

During this helicopter tour to pristine, unspoiled Rara lake, the landing time is 30 minutes. You will be here for around half an hour, which is enough to witness the breathtaking panoramic view of surrounding landscapes. You will also get enough time to admire the vast and tranquil lake and the Rara National Park’s lush vegetation. Just be prepared to enjoy and capture the marvelous views through the lenses of your camera.

2. Is the helicopter tour to Rara Lake safe?

Of course, yes, it is safe, and at the same time, it is fun and exciting! In a short time, you will be at the piece of heaven, i.e., Rara Lake. You don’t have to worry as our team is too cautious about the safety measures. And the Air Dynasty has safely delivered helicopter experiences to millions of passengers for nearly 25 years. You are guaranteed to fly in AS 350 Series of helicopters designed and engineered specifically for air tourism. So just sit, relax and enjoy the moment!

3. Is it possible to join any other group for the Rara Lake Helicopter Tour?

Yes, you can join any other group for the Rara Lake Helicopter tour. You have to send an email with your preferred date to arrange for you in a group where you can share your cost of this heli tour.

4. Is there any age limit for this Rara Lake Helicopter Ride?

There is no age bar during this helicopter tour, but it’s wise to accompany your children during the flight. If you have a two years child or smaller than that, they will not be charged for the flight if you hold them on your lap. Likewise, if you want to do this ride with your grandparents, you can do it merely without risk.

5. Do we share the helicopter flight with individuals other than in our group?

Yes, during a helicopter ride, you may be traveling with other passengers, depending on how many people are scheduled for a specific flight. However, charters are always private. If you wish to fly with your group members, you have to pre-inform us during the booking process.

6. What if I am late to catch the flight?

We strongly recommend you to arrive at the heliport anywhere between 20-30 minutes prior departure time. If you arrive at a time, you will get enough time to settle at the airport and get a quick safety briefing. So, make sure to come to the airport prior departure time. If you are late, you will miss all these things.

7. Can I reschedule my helicopter flight?

We are flexible when it comes to rescheduling your flight. If you want to reschedule your helicopter ride, you will get a 24-hour timeframe in most circumstances.

8. Are there additional hidden fees during this helicopter tour?

No, there is not any hidden charge during this helicopter tour. We are very transparent with every action we take. We are extra cautious about customer experience. If you require any assistance regarding booking or payment procedures, you can email us.

9. Will the weather affect this heli trip?

We only fly when it is safe and enjoyable, so if the pilot feels that due to bad weather conditions if we will not provide a good quality tour, we will cancel the tour. We will reschedule based on the availability or cancel if you are unable to reschedule.

10. Can we bring a camera?

Yes, you can bring your camera as they are allowed on board and recommended. Rara Helicopter Tour offers some of the unique photo-taking opportunities anywhere on the planet. So, we highly encourage you to bring your camera to capture breathtaking views.

Major Attractions of Rara Lake Helicopter Tour

Rara National Park

Rara National Park, the smallest national park, covers an area of 106 kilometers square in the Mugu and Jumla districts of Nepal. The park was established in 1976 to protect the unique flora and fauna of the Jumla and Humla district.

The thick pine, oak, and rhododendron forests are home to rich biodiversity, including 170 species of flora, 241 species of birds, and 51 species of mammals.

Moreover, it is the most beautiful national park, which is covered with coniferous forest. This national park is also a good spot for bird watching and spotting endangered species like Danfe, musk deer, Himalayan tahr, and so on.

Rara Lake

Rara Lake is also known as Mahendra Tal and lies in a national park in the north-western Karnali region in the Mugu district of Nepal. It is one of the biggest and deepest lakes in Nepal and towering high at 3,000 meters in the Himalayan mountains.

Well, this beautiful oval-shaped lake is about 168 meters deep, and the blue freshwater is so clear that you can even see to the bottom. Snow-capped mountains surround the lake, and beautiful alpine forests cover the Rara National Park. It is a place to linger and contemplate nature. The beautiful lake changes its colors three times a day. On a clear day, you will witness Kanjirowa Himal reflecting on Rara Lake, offering a panoramic picture.

Far Western Beauty- Karnali Region

Rara Lake Helicopter Tour will offer you a fantastic opportunity to explore Nepal’s untouched, quiet, and beautiful Karnali region. You will get familiar with the culture of the far west of Nepal as it is located in the far-western region of Nepal.

You will get a close insight into the unique Buddhist culture and tradition of the people living in this Rara region. They have different traditions, customs, rituals, norms, and values. Besides, during this heli tour, you will encounter authentic Tibetan Buddhism and Bonpo culture as well.

During this heli tour, from the above, you will witness many Buddhist stupas dotted in the Rara trekking trail. The simplicity of local people will amaze you. In a short period of this tour, you will get an opportunity to get close with locals. Most of the locals’ professions are honey hunting and agriculture.

Rara Lake Helicopter Tour Cost

The cost of the flights to Rara lake 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;

1. Private Rara Helicopter Charter Flight

If you have enough members, a maximum of five people for the Rara Lake Helicopter tour, the price will be reasonable and low. The typical hour for the Rara Heli Tour is 3-4 hours. We can change it according to our client’s preference.

Well, the private Rara Helicopter tour costs range from USD 4000 to USD 5000 per person. During the off-season, it will cost under USD 3800 to USD 4500 per person. You will get an opportunity to shoot the perfect shots and create a compelling photo series during these thrilling joyrides.

2. Group Joining Rara Lake Helicopter Charter Flight

Depending on your group size, the cost for the group joining helicopter flights will cost around USD 1400 per person. If 3 or 5 people are paying together, the price will be slightly lower than USD 1400 per person, respectably. To help with costs, you can opt for a group joining the Rara Lake Helicopter charter flight.

Best Season for Rara Lake Helicopter Tour

Rara Lake Helicopter Tour is doable all year round. However, the best time for this helicopter tour during any months of the Spring and Autumn seasons.

Rara Lake Helicopter Tour in Spring Season

The Spring season (March to May) offers the best view of Rara Lake with warm and pleasant weather. During this time of the year, you will enjoy enticing views of the colorful rhododendrons filling the mountain trails with color, and the view from above is just amazing! The flawless beauty of Rara Lake, incredible views of remote Nepal, and the natural beauty of forests, mountains, hills will take your breath away!

Rara Lake Helicopter Tour in Summer Season

In the summer season (June to August), there is heavy rainfall, and the water level of the rivers and streams will rise above. During the summer season, the weather is not so good; there is a high chance of flight cancellation and delay. If you want to do this heli tour during summer, you can still try it!

Rara Lake Helicopter Tour in Autumn Season

The Autumn season (September – November) is another excellent time for the Rara Helicopter tour. Since the monsoon is over, the skies are cloudless, and the mountain views are best. The weather is also stable, neither too hot nor too cold. During the autumn season, you will get a bird’s eye view of the stunning scenery below. You will get unparalleled views of mountains, lakes, hillsides.

Rara Lake Helicopter Tour in Winter Season

The Winter season (December-February) is generally not considered the best time for this tour. But still, this short tour is possible. If you opt for this heli ride during the winter, you will enjoy the view of forests, mountain trails covered with snow, and icy temperatures. However, the lake never freezes, so you can still see the beautiful snow-capped mountains reflecting on the pristine waters of Rara Lake.

Why Choose Rara Lake Helicopter Tour?

If you want to look for a real adventure, solitude, and a unique experience in a short period, then Rara Lake Helicopter Tour with Landing is really for you!

1. The Views are Spectacular

Our helicopters allow every passenger to have their window for a view from every angle! If you want to change your perspective for a better view, this incredible heli ride would be a perfect option. Flying over the lake, mountains, green hills, and forests can show their immense size, simultaneously making you feel super tiny.

The Rara National Park beautifully surrounds the lake with pine, spruce, juniper, and coniferous forest with rare and vulnerable species. During this heli ride, you will witness astonishing views of a snow-capped Himalayan milky peak on the top that makes a unique combination of incredible beauty.

2. Aerial Photography

Yes, you can take unlimited pictures, videos while on this helicopter tour as you soar over Rara Lake. It is so expansive it’s challenging to see the entire lake let alone capture a picture of it. When viewed from above during the Rara Lake Helicopter Tour, the lake’s epic scale comes into full view, and you can capture it. The best time for photography is both sunrise and sunset.

3. See the Pristine Rara Lake Like Never Before

If you want to see Rara Lake’s beauty from an entirely different perspective, opt for Rara Lake Heli Tour. This tour will take you to the fascinating view of Rara Lake while just sitting and relaxing at your helicopter seat. This tour will fly past the tranquil Rara Lake, where you will witness the unbelievable beauty of mountains and green hills. Once you are out of the helicopter, you can indulge in the magnificent sight of Rara Lake while enjoying a hot cup of tea or coffee.

4. Time Efficient

A helicopter ride is the most time-efficient mode of traveling around the magnificent Rara lake. If you are short on vacation time, you can opt for this heli ride, which allows you to see more quickly. Helicopter charter flights are an excellent way to reduce travel time. You will get spectacular views of deep blue Rara Lake, the forested hillsides, and the snow capped peaks during this short mountain flight.

Rara Lake Helicopter Tour Packing List

When you plan for the Rara Lake Helicopter tour, you might assume that you don’t need to pack much. But there are some essentials you need to bring along to make sure your adventure is the best it can be. These are the lists of the gear items that are essential if you want to have a good time on the Rara Lake Helicopter Tour.

  • Waterproof and windproof down jacket and trousers
  • Sun hat and woolen hat
  • Scarf to cover your face from the sun and dust
  • Sunglasses goggles
  • Sunscreen cream of above 20 ph
  • Comfortable boots with warm socks
  • Water bottle
  • Toilet paper to use in case of emergency
  • Camera with spare batteries, memory card, and charger
  • Passport and important documents

Essential Safety Tips for Rara Lake Helicopter Tour

  • Tight your seat belts carefully
  • Don’t disturb the pilot
  • Wait for the instructions from the operator before and after getting on and off the chopper
  • Don’t smoke during the flight
  • Don’t throw any stuff from the window of the helicopter
  • Don’t change the seats on the helicopter
  • Don’t take your hands and heat out of the window

Helicopter Models Used for Rara Helicopter Tour

The helicopter we operate for sightseeing is AS 350 Series of helicopters manufactured by Eurocopter, France. It is trendy around the world for its versatile performance. These helicopters are perfect for mountain flight and other types of helicopter missions.

Following are some standard features of our helicopter models: Comfortable seating arrangements and excellent reliability under extreme conditions. Besides sightseeing, we also run and organize rescue evacuation operations around Nepal Himalaya. Following are some helicopter model we used for the sightseeing tour;

1. 9N ANA (AS350B3e)

Model: AS350B3e

  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine type: Arriel 2D
  • Passenger capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 23,000 FT

2. 9N ALA (AS350B3e)

Model: AS350b3e

  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine Type: Arriel 2D
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 23,000 FT

3. 9N-AJD (AS 350 FX II)

Model: AS350 FX II

  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine Type: LTS – 101 700D2
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT

4. 9N-AFQ (AS 350 FX II)

Model: AS350 FX II

  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine Type: LTS – 101 700D2
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT

5. 9N-AGU (AS350 BA)

Model: AS350 BA

  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine Type: Arriel 1B
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2100 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT

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Rara Lake Helicopter Tour
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