Helicopter Pickup from Tengboche to Kathmandu


  • Duration: 1 Hours
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Destination: Everest Region
  • Starts/Ends: Tengboche/Kathmandu
  • Best Time: All Seasons
  • Travel Style: Helicopter Flight
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,860 m


  • The quickest way to reach Kathmandu from the Tengboche village
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial mountain views and landscapes
  • Safe flight, guaranteed departure, and best price
  • No need to retrace the trail back to Lukla and take an overwhelming commercial flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • You can customize the landing at Lukla or Kathmandu 
  • Last-minute booking assistance and no long airport formalities

Tengboche Village

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. 

Group Joining

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.

Contact us for more information.

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


As per the scheduled time and date, our team will be at Tengboche village to pick you up and fly you out of the Khumbu region to Kathmandu airport. The flight duration will be around 55 minutes, and you get to enjoy a stunning mountain panorama. The seat will be comfortable and spacious. Upon landing at the airport, kindly take some time to give us your feedback. If you need an airport-to-hotel drop service let us know in advance. We’ll arrange it for you. Additional cost applies. 

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You can also book a helicopter flight from Tengboche village to Lukla airport or Everest Base Camp/Kala Patthar. It’s a shared flight, so if you want to book a private helicopter flight to Kathmandu, you can contact us. 

Essential Info

Safety & Precautions

We take all the measures from our side to make sure every flight is safe and smooth. We also need the cooperation of participants to ensure further flight safety. Read below to know things you can do from your side for a safe helicopter flight. 

  • Seatbelt: Make sure you are wearing your seatbelt when you are flying.
  • It is risky to move from your seat when you are on a flight. So, do not move from the seat you are assigned to. 
  • Secure your hats and scarves. They might fly away because of the strong wind. 
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the flight. 
  • Do not enter and exit from the helicopter until and unless the pilot gives you the sign to do so. 
  • You will be briefed about safety rules before the flight begins. Pay careful attention to the briefing.
  • Do not approach the helicopter from the back because the pilot will not see you, and accidents might occur. 
  • If the rotor fan keeps moving, do not move towards the back of the helicopter.

Why use our helicopter service?

You should use our helicopter service because of the following reasons:

  • Helicopter pick-up & drop-off service from many locations:  We provide pick-up and drop-off service from places like Namche Bazaar, Gokyo, EBC, Kala Patthar, Tengboche, Syangboche, Lukla, and numerous other parts of the Everest region. You can actually book a helicopter flight with us from anywhere in the Himalayas. You just have to reach out to us, and we will be there at your location. 
  • Reasonable price: We provide our heli service at a very reasonable price. There are no hidden charges or costs with us. You pay what we say. 
  • Helicopter tour & trek packages: Besides pickup services, we also provide heli tour & trek packages like the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, ABC helicopter tour, Everest View helicopter trek, etc. 
  • Quick and fast service: We provide quick service to people who have limited time or a tight schedule. You can reach out to us anytime at our given phone number. 
  • Group joining and private charter: We offer both group joining and pirate charter services at the best price. You can fly with your own group or join one of our groups (ideal for solo travelers). 
  • The facility of booking at the last minute: We provide the facility of booking at the last minute. So, if you are in Tengboche and want to book an immediate flight, we will take your bookings. 
  • Avoidance of long check-ins and formalities: We make the long process of check-ins and legal formalities as short as possible. So, you do not have to go through a long formality procedure. 

Best time 

The best time for the helicopter pickup from Tengboche to Kathmandu is in spring and autumn. However, it can be done all around the year. If you want a perfect helicopter flight experience, then the spring season is the best month.


The month from September to November is known to have the most stable weather along with a clear blue sky. The climate is mild in Autumn. The weather in Autumn is very favorable for flying back & forth in the Himalayas. You get to see the lush green forest, rocky cliffs, and diverse landscapes. Likewise during Autumn, you also see a clear aerial view of the Himalayan mountains.


The spring season (March to April) is another great time to opt for helicopter flights in the Himalayas. You can easily book a last-minute flight as the weather remains stable most of the time. The flight offers a breathtaking mountain panorama. There is a rare chance of flight delays or let alone cancellations in the spring season. 


The month of December to February is the coldest month of the year. Winter is off-season for trekking in the Himalayas, so the trails are empty, and the number of trekkers goes down drastically. It is the best time if you wish to see mountains covered with thick snow. The temperature goes down to -17 degrees celsius at night. However, it is during this time that the helicopter trip presents a unique experience. There can be delays if the weather is not suitable. 


Booking a helicopter pick-up from Tengboche or any other area in the Himalayas during monsoon/summer is possible, but you have to understand there can be delays or even cancellation of a flight if the weather is not proper. The visibility is low, and the mountain views are usually blocked because of clouds. 

Booking/Cancellation Policy


We provide you with the facility of booking at the last minute. You can book the flight from wherever you are. We provide a booking facility from both Kathmandu to Tengboche and Tengboche to Kathmandu. 

The booking process is simple. Just give us your basic information and the date you wish to use the helicopter flight service. If you want a group to join the flight, then it will take us some time to find other fellow travelers. For this, you may have to wait and book the flight in advance. We also need advance payment or full payment as per the booking nature. 

If you are looking for a private helicopter flight, you can book that too with us. 


Our cancellation policy is simple. Depending upon the cancellation time, you may get charged a few percent of the package cost to more than half payment as the cancellation fee. You can talk to our travel consultant to deeply understand the nature of our cancellation policy. 

If the flight is canceled by the company (under special circumstances), we refund all of your money or book you another flight at your convenience. 

Tour FAQs

  • Q1. Is the helicopter pickup service available from Tengboche?

    Yes, we provide a pickup service from Tengboche. We provide pickup services if you are in a bad condition or do not wish to walk any further. All you have to do is call us, and we will be there at the pickup point of Tengboche. 

  • The flight is 50 minutes to an hour-long from Tengboche to Kathmandu.

  • The flight is about 12-15 long from Tengboche to Lukla. 

  • We provide pickup from different locations. So, there are many ways you can make it to Tengboche. You can reach Tengboche from Tribhuvan International airport by taking a commercial flight and walking for two days to reach Tengboche village. Or you can book a helicopter flight from Lukla/Kathmandu to Tengboche. 

  • The maximum limit inside the helicopter is five, and the weight should be 500 kgs (combining participants' weight & luggage). If you are in a group of more than five people, then we'll use an additional helicopter.

  • Yes, we accept all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Debit Card, JCB, American Express, and more) for payment. If you make a payment through the bank, there will be an extra bank charge.

  • Yes, helicopter flights are always on time unless not disturbed by bad weather conditions or any other uncontrollable situation. 

  • Yes, the helicopter flight from Tengboche to Kathamnsu is absolutely safe. You do not have to worry about anything because you are flying with an expert team who have numerous years of flying experience in the Himalayas.

  • No, there is no age limit on joining helicopter flights in the Himalayas. Kids and the elderly can join helicopter flights too. It's an easy and smooth commute between Tengboche and Kathmandu.

  • Yes, you can book a helicopter pick-up from Tengboche to Kathmandu or Lukla at the last minute. We only need full payment and your general information.


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