A lot of people reach or visit Tengboche because of its beauty or if they are on the way to Everest base camp. Tengboche village is located at an altitude of 3,860 meters above sea level in the Khumbu region (Everest region). It is a beautiful Sherpa village with the biggest monastery in the region, Tengboche monastery.
Tengboche Monastery is one of the major attractions of the Khumbu region. This is another place to stop for an overnight stay after Namche or if you want to get a helicopter flight to EBC, Lukla, or Kathmandu.
Established in 1923, the monastery has been keeping the culture and traditions of Buddhism alive for a long time in the Khumbu region. This is also a viewpoint for mountains like Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. This palace has a profound history because of Tenzing Norgay, who was the first Sherpa to make it to the top of Mt. Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary was born here and was sent to the Tengboche monastery to become a monk.
Tengboche to Kathmandu helicopter flight
The helicopter pickup from Tengboche to Kathmandu is for people who want to reach home or want to complete the trek earlier than they had originally planned to finish. It's the quickest way to leave the mountains and come back to the city. We also offer Kathmandu to Tengboche helicopter fight service.
You can save a lot of time and energy if you are on your back to Lukla. Trekkers usually underestimate the descending part, which is, to be frank, equally demanding as ascending. The trail from Tengboche to Lukla goes through steep forested paths and requires several hours of walking. Combining a helicopter flight also lets you see the aerial views of the Himalayas.
Not many trekkers get to see the mesmerizing birds-ey view of the snow-capped mountains and verdant valleys. So, it is a great opportunity for you to relish this heavenly view. All the passengers on the flight get full window seats to enjoy the landscape to the fullest.
Everest base camp helicopter flight - from Tengboche
If you are on your way to Everest base camp and have made it to Tengboche village but couldn't trek further, then instead of ending your trek here and returning back to Lukla, you can charter a helicopter flight from Tengboche village to EBC and even land at Kala Patthar for a quick tour. We'll drop you at Lukla or Kathmandu as you wish.
You get to skip 3 to4 days of strenuous walking and continuous fighting with the high altitude and reach EBC in 20/25 minutes. In a few hours, you get to explore the Khumbu region and come back to Kathmandu. And the views of Mt. Everest (8,849 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), and many other mountains will blow your mind away.
Flight time & distance
From Tengboche to Kathmandu, the helicopter flight is around 55 minutes. Similarly, the flight duration between Tengboche and Lukla is approximately 12 minutes. The distance between Kathmandu to Tengboche is 147 km.
Who can use Tengboche to Kathmandu helicopter flight service?
Our Tengboche to Kathmandu helicopter flight service is for everyone who is already in Tengboche village. Whether you are traveling from EBC and are on your way back to Lukla or trekking to EBC, you can use a helicopter flight from Tengboche to Kathmandu.
If you feel sick at this point and want to return to Kathmandu immediately, the Tengboche to Kathmandu helicopter flight is the only best option. As per the number of participants, we'll send the chopper at the scheduled time for pick up. Be available around the helipad at the given time.
If you are traveling from Tengboche to Kathmandu, you can join other travelers on a helicopter flight. We have a group join facility where travelers can join other travelers and make a group fly from Tengboche to Kathmandu at a low cost. Group joining is less costly compared to the private helicopter tour as you can share the cost with other travelers. The maximum number of people in a group on a flight is five.
If you do not want to join others while flying from Tengboche to Kathmandu, then you can use our private helicopter pickup service. You can have your private group and explore the scenic beauty of the flight with them. The cost of private pickup from Tengboche is relatively higher than group joining because the entire helicopter will be booked for you only.
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Tengboche to Kathmandu pickup cost
The cost depends on the number of people taking the flight. However, below are the tentative costs for a pickup helicopter flight from Tengboche to Kathmandu with different alternatives.
Tengboche to Kathmandu by private helicopter: $3000
The cost of a helicopter from Lukla to Tengboche is $1300 per helicopter
Tengboche to Everest base camp helicopter tour: $950 per person (shared by a group)
The cost includes the following:
- All government taxes
- Service charge
- Airport transfer- Drop from Tribhuvan International to hotel