Pheriche to Kathmandu Helicopter Pickup


  • Duration: 1 Hours
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Destination: Everest Region
  • Starts/Ends: Pheriche/Kathmandu
  • Best Time: Throughout Year
  • Travel Style: Helicopter flight
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,371 m


  • No need to trek on the same path back to Lukla
  • Save 3 to 4 days of trek and money
  • Comfortable and safe flight from Pheriche to Kathmandu
  • Fly over Sherpa settlements, mountains, hills, and beautiful valleys
  • Scenic flight with an adventurous and smooth journey 
  • Accept last-minute bookings 

Pheriche is one of the most attractive destinations in the Everest region. It is the place where a lot of trekkers acclimatize. This beautiful village in the Khumbu region lies at an altitude of 4,371 meters. The distance between Kathmandu to Pheriche is 149 Kilometers. It takes around 1 hour to reach Kathmandu from Pheriche in a helicopter. However, trekking from Pheriche to Kathmandu takes four days.

Pheriche to Kathmandu Helicopter pick-up service is for people who want an easy way back to Kathmandu. There is both helicopter pickup and drop-off service between Pheriche and Kathmandu. For trekkers, Pheriche is like the midpoint of the trek. It takes five days to reach Pheriche from Lukla and another two days from here to reach the Everest Base Camp. 

The helicopter pickup service from Pheriche is for people who want to save their time and strength after conquering Everest Base Camp. If the trekkers choose this option, they save an extra 4 to 5 days of walking back to Lukla and of course, the overwhelming commercial flight to Kathmandu. 

There are many options for Pheriche to Kathmandu helicopter pickup. Instead of directly boarding a flight to Kathmandu, one can take a flight to Lukla from Pheriche as well. The helicopter pickup service from Pheriche might be best for you in case you do not feel well, suffering from altitude sickness, or got minor/major injuries. 

The alternative of taking a flight from Pheriche will also save your trekking cost for the following 3-4 days. If you are worried that you might not be able to see the views if you take a helicopter flight from Pheriche to Kathmandu, then do not worry because the aerial views of the mountains during the flight are stunning. So, you not only reach Kathmandu in the shortest amount of time but also get to enjoy breathtaking mountain panorama. 

Mountain views and attractions during the flight

Pheriche to Kathmandu helicopter flight offers outstanding views of the Himalayan mountains and diverse landscapes. The mountains that can be seen during the flight are Everest (8,849 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Pumori (7,138 m), Ama Dablam (6,814 m), Taboche (6,501 m), Cholatse (6,440 m), Thamserku (6,608 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), etc. 

Along with mountain views, the other attractions are monasteries, rivers, glaciers, moraines, gorges, villages, lush forests, and valleys. As you begin to approach Kathmandu, you get to see a birds-eye view of the city. 

Pheriche to Kathmandu Distance 

The flight takes around 1 hour to reach Kathmandu from Pheriche. You will directly board a flight from Pheriche to Kathmandu. The distance between Pheriche to Kathmandu is 148 Km. We will drop you at your hotel from the Tribhuvan International Airport. 

Why use a helicopter flight from Pheriche to Kathmandu?


A helicopter flight from Pheriche to Kathmandu saves 3 to 4 days of your walking time. Walking to Everest Base Camp and returning to Kathmandu is more than a week's journey. However, through the Pheriche helicopter pick-up service, you will reach Kathmandu within an hour. If you are short on time, you might want to consider this option. 

Eagle eye view: 

The Pheriche to Kathmandu helicopter ride offers one of the best eagle-eye views of the mountains and hills. You fly over the Khumbu Glacier and Sherpa villages. The scenery from a helicopter is unlike any other view. 

Easy and comfortable journey:

If you are in Pheriche after reaching EBC, then you have already done a great job. You do not necessarily have to walk back to Lukla. Instead, you can take a helicopter flight from Pheriche and comfortably fly to Kathmandu. No need to walk on steep and rough paths for another few days to take a commercial flight out of Lukla to Kathmandu.

Skip the same trail back to Lukla:

Upon reaching Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, you follow the same trail back to Lukla. The views for sure are fabulous even if the trial is the same. However, walking on the same trail back may not interest every trekker. Therefore, a helicopter flight from Pheriche to Kathmandu is a great alternative to end your EBC trek and come back to Kathmandu.

Who can join this flight?

  • If you are tired of trekking and do not want to walk ahead of Pheriche, we can pick you up from this village and drop you at Kathmandu. 
  • If you are injured or suffering from altitude sickness.
  • If you want to save some time and want to use it to do other activities, then a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu from Pheriche is the ideal choice. 
  • If the weather ditches you and you have to be on your schedule. 
  • Add more adventure to your trip and enjoy aerial views of the Himalayas.
  • If you do not wish to take a nerve-racking flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Those who are planning to trek from Pheriche: 

If you want to start your EBC trek from Pheriche, we can also drop you from Kathmandu to Pheriche in a helicopter. It's a dramatic way to begin your trek with sensational views of the snow-capped mountains. 

So, for people who are planning to start their trip from Pheriche, we have two alternatives. We pick you up from Kathmandu and drop you off on Pheriche. The next option is to pick you up from Lukla and drop you off at Pheriche to start your journey. 

Why use our helicopter service?

Best price offer: We provide the best helicopter flight service at the most reasonable price. There are no hidden charges in our price scheme. We also provide the best price option for private helicopters and group joining helicopter facilities. 

Secure online payment: We accept all kinds of payments both online and offline. Our online payment system is very secure. If you are not carrying cash, this might be the best option for you. 

Expert advice: If you have any queries regarding the best time to travel or any queries regarding the helicopter flight or safety issues, we provide you with expert advice and suggestions. 

Trip customizable: The helicopter pickup flight from Pheriche is completely customizable as per your needs. You just have to give information about your plan, and we will prepare accordingly. 

100% guaranteed departures: We do not cancel our helicopter flights unless the weather condition is very poor. Sometimes there can be a little delay because of unstable weather. 

Safe flight: Our helicopter departures and pickup have been a complete success. We follow complete safety and precautions, which have made all of our flights safe. 

Last-minute bookings: We accept last-minute bookings not only for emergencies but also for a normal flights. The booking process is simple, so anyone can do it easily.


Pheriche: 4,371 m, Lukla: 2,860 m, Kathmandu: 1,400 m

Our crew fly to Pheriche and meet you at the helipad. They will give you a short briefing and do a flight check-up before boarding. On the mark of the captain, you board the flight and take off from Pheriche to Lukla. We land at Lukla to refuel the helicopter and gradually descend to Kathmandu airport. 

The flight offers excellent mountain views. You get to see aerial views of the villages like Tengboche, Pangboche, Namche Bazaar, Phakding, and Lukla during the Pheriche to Kathmandu helicopter flight. Likewise, the mountain views are also prominent during the flight. 

Upon landing at the airport, you get your luggage, and do not forget to give your feedback. Our team will drop you at your hotel if you request.

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Essential Info

​​Group Joining Pheriche to Kathmandu helicopter package 

If you are trekking in a group, then you can opt for a group joining a helicopter flight from Pheriche to Kathmandu. Depending upon the number of people, we may use one or more than one shuttle. Likewise, flying in a group reduces the per head cost, perfect for travelers traveling on a budget. 

If you are a solo trekker, you can reach out to us, and we will arrange a seat for you on one of our flights. You get to meet with fellow travelers and fly back to Kathmandu on budget as well. 

Pheriche to Kathmandu private helicopter package

Pheriche to Kathmandu Private Helicopter pickup/dropoff is for people who want an intimate moment with their friends and families and want to make lifetime memories with them. 

It is a luxurious trip as you do not have to share it with people you do not know, which makes the flight more comfortable. You can consult with the pilot and customize the trip as per your wish. However, the cost might differ as per your customization.

Pheriche to Kathmandu helicopter pickup cost

Depending on the number of people and private groups joining, the helicopter price may differ. The prices fall in the range of USD 950- USD 3,500.

The price starts as low as USD 950 if five people are flying. If there are only 3-4 people inside the helicopter, then you might be charged an extra amount. However, during the offseasons, the price might go up to USD 3,000 per person. 

Best time & weather

Like any other helicopter flight in the Everest region, the best time for Pheriche to Kathmandu pickup is between autumn and spring. These seasons are the best in terms of providing unbeatable mountain views and a smooth flight. 

However, the other season is also suitable for helicopter flights. During monsoon, the flights may get canceled because of continuous and heavy rainfall. The rainy season falls in June-August. Helicopter pick-up from Pheriche is possible in all three seasons autumn, spring, and winter. However, you might want to avoid it during the monsoon.

September, October, and November (autumn): These three months in the autumn season have constant weather. The weather is clear, and at the same time, visibility and the temperature are also great. You can enjoy magical views of the mountains while riding in a helicopter. 

March, April, and May (spring): These three months of spring are the second-best time for helicopter pick-up from Pheriche. The Himalayan region is painted red with rhododendron, and the mountains are covered with snow. The temperature is neither cold nor hot. 

December, January, and February (winter): We can provide helicopter pick-up from Pheriche to Kathmandu in winter, however there can be delays. January and February especially may see flight cancellations because of unstable weather & heavy snowfall. 

Safety precautions

  • Listen carefully when the pilot is providing a briefing on the general rule safety rules. 
  • Do not move or change the seat once in the air.
  • Do not smoke inside the helicopter or around it.
  • Make sure you have medical insurance that covers the medical emergency, medical expenses, and evacuation cost. 
  • Do not approach the helicopter from behind. You can enter and exit the helicopter only after the signal of the captain. 
  • Take proper care of clothes that fly easily, like scarves. Even if it flies away, it is too dangerous to chase after it. 


Anytime you need a helicopter from Pheriche, we accept bookings. There are many ways you can book the helicopter service from Pheriche.

Our website: You may book through our websites. On our web page, you will see the option of the book now. If you book through our web page, the cost will be set as you enter the number of people you are looking for. Your booking will be confirmed once you fill all the required fields and send us the request & payment. 

Our official contact no: You can book a helicopter pickup by texting or calling us at our given contact information. We'll ask you a few general questions and confirm the flight pick-up time if everything aligns. 

*Note: If you are a solo traveler and booking a group flight, it will take us time to find other four travelers to accompany you. So you might have to wait for a little while in case you need immediate service. 


We accept cancellation only in emergency cases, and you will be refunded. However, if you cancel the flight without any reason or a few hours before the flight departure time, then a refund is not possible. 

Pickup from Pheriche is an instant service, so we start preparing once you call. There is a high cost involved in preparing a helicopter flight. So, we only accept cancellations in case of emergencies and offer a refund as per the policy.

Tour FAQs

  • Q1. How long does it take to reach Lukla from Pheriche?

    It takes around 18 minutes to reach Lukla Airport from Pheriche. 

  • The helicopter flight from Pheriche takes about 1 hour to reach Kathmandu. 

  • There is a huge difference in weight that a helicopter can carry at a higher altitude and lower altitude. Pheriche is at a lower altitude than Gorakshep. If the helicopter lands at Gorakshep, the maximum weight it can carry is 210 kgs. Whereas if the flight lands at Pheriche, it can carry up to 500 kgs of weight. So, if you are in Gorak Shep and a group of more than two, the best option would be to hike down to Pheriche and board the helicopter.

  • The discount depends on the size of your group. So, to know the exact discount offer, you will have to send us your inquiry on the number of people that will be joining a helicopter ride. 

  • If there is an emergency need for rescue, we provide rescue services. We will reach wherever you are if the situation is an emergency. It does not have to be Pheriche. We can rescue you from Tengboche, Syanboche, and anywhere else in the Everest region. We will immediately rescue you and transfer you to the nearest health care facility where you can be treated.

  • We provide everyday pickup and drop-off service from/to Pheriche in the peak trekking seasons. However, during bad weather and rainfall, the service might halt. 


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