Helicopter Pickup from Lobuche to Lukla


  • Duration: 1 Hours
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Destination: Everest Region
  • Starts/Ends: Lobuche/Lukla
  • Best Time: Throughout the year
  • Travel Style: Helicopter Flight
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,860 m


  • No need to retrace the trail back to Lukla and reach there in 20-25 minutes of flight
  • Save 2 to 3 days of trekking that you can enjoy in Kathmandu
  • Quick and sade helicopter flight with fantastic landscapes
  • Witness aerial view of the Himalayan mountains
  • Fly over lush forests, villages, and monasteries
  • Best helicopter flight and easy last-minute booking available

At 4,940 meters, Lobuche village is located near Mt. Everest. It is a small settlement area and one of the last stops on the trail to Everest base camp. The village has stone huts and bunk dormitories to facilitate the trekkers & porters passing by Lobuche. It's quite a busy place in a busy trekking/climbing season. 

We offer both helicopter pickups and drop-off services from Lobuche to Lukla and Lukla to Lobuche. Depending upon the group size, we may use more than one shuttle for the service. If you have already trekked to EBC and are on the return phase, then you can consider taking a helicopter flight from Lobuche to Lukla. 

The helicopter pickup from Lobuche to Lukla is for anyone who wants to skip trekking back to Lukla. The helicopter flight adds sprinkles of aerial mountain view to the journey. The flight will be comfortable and safe. All the passengers will get a full window seat to enjoy the views. 

Villages, monasteries, rivers, streams, snow-covered mountains, and the Himalayan mountains are the major attractions of the Lobuche to Lukla helicopter flight. We offer both private and group joining choices. If the weather condition is bad, the flights might get delayed. The weather in higher altitudes does not always go according to our predictions. 

Mountain views and attractions during the helicopter flight

You will not be disappointed with the views even if you start your helicopter flight from Lobuche because you can see beautiful views of Lhotse (8,516 m), Lhotse Shar (8,400 m), Ama Dablam (6,814 m), Cholatse (6,440 m), Island Peak (6,189 m), etc. You also get an opportunity to get an aerial view of Tengboche & Pangboche monasteries and many other gompas. 

The other attractions of this helicopter flight include the Everest base camp and Khumbu Glacier. When we are talking about attractions, we cannot disclude the aerial view of the Lukla airport (the most dangerous airport in the world) as well as Namche Bazaar (the largest settlement of Sherpas and the trading center for Everest).

Why use a helicopter flight from Lobuche to Kathmandu?

Avoid trekking hassle: If you want to avoid around 2-3 days of walking from Lobuche to Lukla, then you should combine a helicopter flight from Lobuche to Lukla. You will save 2-3 days of trekking time with 10- 15 minutes of flight. Moreover, the trekking route from Lobuche to Lukla retraces the same path, so it's a good idea to fly because you'll not be missing anything.

Save time: If you have limited time and want to skip further uphill and downhill trekking, helicopter flights from Lobuche to Lukla are one of the best options. If you want, we can also extend the helicopter flight to Kathmandu. And, you can skip the nerve-racking commercial flight from Lukla to Kathmandu too.

Aerial view: Trekkers get an amazing view of trekking trials and the mountains while walking. However, some people desire to see the scenic view of landscapes, glaciers, mountains, and villages from a different angle. To enjoy the aerial view, you can continue your journey from Lobuche in a helicopter. 

Who can join Lobuche to Lukla helicopter flight?

The Lobuche to Lukla flight is for people who are already in Lobuche village. If you are in Lobuche and want to reach Lukla in a matter of a few minutes, then this is for you. This is for people who want to complete the trip in a short time after reaching Lobuche. 

The helicopter pickup service from Lobuche is also for people in emergency conditions. We provide emergency evacuation services. So, if you are in Lobuche and face any critical rescue situation, then this service is also for you. 

A lot of time trekkers and travelers reach Lobuche but are hesitant to walk further, so we can also offer you Lobuche to EBC or Kala Patthar flight. Similarly, if you think your body couldn't endure the downhill trekking to Lukla, then go for this helicopter flight. 

Why use our helicopter service?

  • Customization: We offer drop-off and pickup services from Lobuche to Lukla and Lukla to Lobuche. If the clients want, we can manage Kathmandu to Lobuche and Lobuche to Kathmandu helicopter flights too, as per their request and needs. We work best to provide service by focusing on our client's specifications. 
  • Reasonable pricing: Despite customization, our helicopter services are offered at the best price. Our service cost is reasonable because you will notice that there are no hidden charges in our pricing scheme. 
  • Last-minute booking: We understand one may have a change of mind at the last minute and want to take a helicopter flight from Lobuche to Lukla. So, we have a very easy booking process that allows the traveler to book the heli flight easily. One call, and we'll be at your service.
  • Safe flight and very experienced crew: One of the reasons we are known in the Nepali market for our helicopter services is our very experienced crew members. Our helicopter flights are safe and operated by the industry's most experienced team. You do not have to worry about anything while flying with us. 

Group joining Lobuche to Lukla helicopter tour 

If you want a cost-saving helicopter ride, then a group joining Lobuche to Lukla is a great option for you. You get an opportunity to share the cost of the helicopter with other joining members in the helicopter. 

If you are in a group of 1, 2, or 3 people, you can add another 2-3 members in the helicopter (depending on the weight). If you are alone, you can join with people who are in a group of 4-5 people. 

Private Lobuche to Lukla helicopter tour

The private helicopter tour is for people who want an intimate moment with the mountain views and their loved ones. The cost of the flight depends on the number of people. You can join solo too. 

The cost of a private helicopter tour from Lobuche is on a bit pricer side than group joining. The best part of a private helicopter tour is that you do not have to wait for other people or tolerate flight delays. 

Lobuche to Lukla helicopter pickup cost

The cost from Lobuche to Lukla pick up depends on the private and group joining the helicopter tour. The cost from Lobuche to Lukla differs from the cost from Lobuche to Kathmandu because of the increase in aerial distance. So, the tentative cost is as follows:

An individual helicopter flight to Lukla from Lobuche costs USD 3,200

Private helicopter flights from Lobuche Lukla cost USD 1,500 per helicopter

The cost for group members to join the helicopter flights from Kathmandu Lobuche is USD 1,050 per person

The cost includes the following: 

  • Transfers between the Lobuche to Lukla
  • First aid kits for medical emergencies
  • In case of emergency, an oxygen cylinder
  • Heli fuel and government taxes


We pick you up from Lobuche village as per your request. The flight is short and offers fantastic mountain views of Evers, Lhotse, Nuptse, Island peak, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, etc. You will see the aerial views of the villages and the valleys too. It'll be a wonderful flight. The flight ends at Lukla airport.

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  • 2,860 m
  • 20-25 minutes

Alternative landings:

Lobuche to Kathmandu: You can board the helicopter flight from Lobuche to Kathmandu for a short traveling time. The flight time will be around an hour long. You can directly fly to Kathmandu on both private and group joining shuttle flights. The helicopter will fly you from Lobuche to Tribhuvan International Airport. During this flight, you will have an eye-catching view of the mountains. 

Lobuche to Everest Base Camp: The Everest Base Camp from Lobuche by helicopter is only a 15-20 minutes flight time. You can even land at Kalapatthar. The air pressure increases from Lobuche onwards the trail gets a lot steeper and more challenging, so you can fly from Lobuche to EBC or Kala Patthar.

Essential Info

Best time

The most suitable weather for helicopter flights from Lobuche or any part of the Everest region is spring and autumn. You will get to experience the most amazing views during these two seasons as the weather is pleasant. The stable climate makes the flight safe and outstanding.

Helicopter flight in the Autumn season 

The month of October is the beginning of Autumn, which means that the monsoon rain has cleared the pollution. It makes the view even more clear and mesmerizing. If you want to have a smooth flight, then October and November is your month. However, the weather keeps on changing in the mountains, so be prepared for any kind of changes. 

October and November is also the best time because there is less chance of flight delays or cancellation. The weather is not harsh in these months as the temperature is moderate. 

Helicopter flight in the Spring season 

April to March in spring might be the other suitable months except for October and November for helicopter flights in the Himalayas. The weather is clear. However, there is a chance of rainfall in these months. Due to rainfall, the flights may get delayed. Compared to other months, this is still a good month to make the decision to incorporate a helicopter flight.

Helicopter flight in the winter season

The month of December, January, and February is the winter season in Nepal. The mountain peaks in winter are particularly eye-catching and beautiful because they are covered with heavy snow. Considering the view, these months are great for helicopter flight. However, in winter, the weather is not clear, and there can be delays in flights. If you want to see the snow-covered peaks, you should check the weather first to make sure that you can see the uninterrupted view. 

Helicopter ride in the Monsoon season 

The months of Monsoon are June, July, and August, with little chances of rain in May & September. These months are the riskiest months for a helicopter flight. However, it is not impossible. The constant change in rain and sun changes the weather affecting the flight timings. 

Also, the views are less visible during these months. Not only rainfall, but the clouds are also another hindrance to the clear views and smooth flight. However, it is not impossible to ride a helicopter during monsoon. Moreover, helicopter flights are comparatively safer and on time than commercial flights. 


Here are some of the safety tips that might want to look at before the helicopter ride: 

  1. When it comes to safety inside the helicopter, one of the most important safety measures is to make sure that your seatbelt is fastened securely. 
  2. After the helicopter has taken off, it is not safe to stand up or even change your seats. 
  3. Smoking is prohibited inside the helicopter.
  4. Be careful when you enter and exit the helicopter. You should always wait for the pilot’s instruction to enter and exit the helicopter.
  5. You will be briefed about the safety rules, in the beginning, so make sure you listen to them keenly.
  6. Keep your head and hands inside the window.
  7. Make sure you have emergency contact mentioned while booking the flight of any family member or friend. 

Flight time & distance

Kathmandu is an hour and a half flight time from Lobuche. Kathmandu is 148 kilometers from Lobuche. Whereas Lobuche to Lukla is a 20-25 minutes flight time. Lukla and Lobuche are at a distance of 30.3 km. 

Booking/Cancellation Policy


We accept bookings through calls on our contact number, which you can find on our websites. We also take bookings through emails and inquiries through our website. We accept last-minute bookings as a lot of time there might be a need for emergency rescue and evacuation. 

To confirm the booking of the helicopter, you just have to give us brief information on the number of people that will be joining the helicopter ride and your contact details. We need half of the flight cost for booking. 

Cancellation Policy

We only accept cancellation of bookings and give a full refund in case of unavoidable situations like the weather change. Preparing for the helicopter ride requires a lot of preparation, so we cannot accept last-minute cancellation requests. If you cancel the helicopter flight, we charge you some percentage of the package cost as per the cancellation time. 

Tour FAQs

  • Q1. Why choose a helicopter flight to reach Lukla?

    If you want to reduce the time of the trip by 2-3 days, then you can choose a helicopter flight to reach Lukla. It's the only mode of transportation from Lobuche to Lukla, or you have to walk. 

  • You can hire a private charter flight from Lobuche to Lukla. Booking a private helicopter flight could be very expensive for an individual. 

  • Yes, despite the weather, we operate helicopter flights between Lobuche to Lukla and Lobuche to Kathmandu every day.

  • The normal time to reach Lukla from Lobuche is 20 - 25 minutes. However, in case of unavoidable circumstances, this timing may differ.

  • Helicopter flights are available back and forth from Lukla to Kathmandu regularly in the peak seasons.

  • Yes, we fly as per the scheduled time. Even if there is some kind of delay, we will constantly communicate with you. However, we always try to provide the service at the promised time. 

  • This entirely depends on your decision. If you decide to ride a private helicopter, then you will not have any passengers other than your family or friends. However, if you are alone, you need to join a group to fill the optimal seats.


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