Helicopter Tour in Nepal

  • Last Updated on Jun 27, 2022

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4 Helicopter Tours you cannot afford to miss in Nepal

Helicopter Tours are definitely one of the most adventurous and novel ways of exploring a new sites. The thrill of flying and incredible views from the top is an experience that will last forever in your memory.
Here are the 4 most popular Helicopter Tours in Nepal that you simply cannot afford to miss:

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Highlights:

  • Up-close view of Everest and its companion peaks
  • Incredible view of Khumbu Glacier and dreadful Icefall
  • Dramatic landing at Kala Patthar
  • Brid Eye View of entire Khumbu region and mid hill region
  • Dining at world high altitude hotel – Everest view hotel

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the most exciting and adventurous air voyage in Nepal that takes you up-close to world highest peak – Everest and other snowy peaks. This exciting flight takes you to foot of Everest in a day; allowing you to land at Kalapatthar located above 5,545m. Kalapatthar is the ultimate destination for trekkers; going for regular EBC trek.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour offers dramatic aerial views of ice giants, cascades, green hills, villages and rivers.
If you just have one day in Nepal but extreme desire to witness Everest from closest possible distant then Everest heli tour is the best option for you.

Trip Facts

Landing Altitude: 5,545m
Trip Grade: Easy, Adventurous and Luxurious
People and Culture: Sherpa with Tibetan Buddhist religion and culture
Best Season: Autumn and Spring
Max Landing Time: 10 – 15 minute (due to altitude issues)

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Highlights:

  • Incredible aerial view of 55km long Annapurna massifs and Dhaulagiri ranges
  • Landing at incredible ABC (4,130m)
  • Bird eye view of lush sub-tropical and alpine geography

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the perfect alternative for physical and time bounded person to enjoy the beauty of Annapurna in its all glory.

You are just 30km crow flying distance away from ABC when you arrive Pokhara. About an hour of round helicopter trip can offers you the lifetime experience. If you opt to trek, it will take about 10 days to get there and back. Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour is also cost effective as it is available on group joining basis during high seasons.

Annapurna Base Camp is an incredible Himalayan valley bounded by daunting peaks including the 10th tallest peak in the world – the Annapurna I (8,091m). While flying, you can enjoy the incredible aerial view of rhododendron forest, cascading waterfalls, villages and terraces. You will get more than 15 minute at Base Camp to explore around, take pictures and just contemplate one of the most amazing Himalayan views.

Trip Facts:

Landing Altitude: 4,130m
Trip Grade: Easy, Adventurous and Luxurious
People and Culture: Gurung and Magar following Hindu and Buddhist religion
Best Season: Autumn and spring
Max Landing Time: 15 - 20 minute (due to altitude issues)

Langtang Helicopter Tour

Highlights:

  • Dramatic aerial view of Langtang ranges – Mt. Langtang, Mt. Ganesh, LakpaDorje, Yala Peak, Naya Kanga and Mt. Gaurishankar
  • Interaction with local Sherpa people and exploration of their culture
  • VisitKyanjin Monastery
  • Exploration of Langtang National Park
  • Flight over Gosainkunda

Langtang Helicopter Tour offers the dramatic views of Himalayan range and the lushness; that is close to Kathmandu valley. 1 hour 30 minutes round flight takes off from Tribhuvan International Airport and you will fly north with breathtaking view of Himalayas, villages, rivers and forests.

Trip Facts:

Landing Altitude: 3,800m
Trip Grade: Easy, Adventurous and Luxurious
People and Culture: Tamang community practicing Tibetan Buddhist culture and religion
Best Season: Autumn and spring
Max Landing Time: 20 - 30 minute (due to altitude issues)

Muktinath Helicopter Tour

Highlights:

  • Paying homage to the temple of salvation
  • Astounding view of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri Peak
  • Incredible flight over Annapurna Conservation Area – Kathmandu to Pokhara

Muktinath Helicopter Tour is the easiest and quickest way to visit sacred Muktinath (Lord Vishnu) temple in the lap of the Himalayas. You will fly via Helicopter from Kathmandu/Pokhara to near temple and hike for about 30 minutes to reach Muktinath Temple. You will take a holy bath in the 108 water spout and offer prayer to the temple. After that, you will walk down to the heli pad and fly back to Kathmandu.

Trip Facts:

Landing Altitude: 3,800m
Trip Grade: Easy, Adventurous and Luxurious
People and Culture: Thakali community
Best Season: Autumn and spring
Max Landing Time: 20 - 30 minute (due to altitude issues)

Suman Aryal

Suman Aryal

Suman Aryal is Travel and Tour operator in the Himalaya since long. He organizes tours, trekking, hiking and climbing in Nepal. He loves writing related to travel and trekking in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.