Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter Flight

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  • Tour/Transfer
  • AS350 Series
  • Gorakshep Helipad
  • Kathmandu Airport
  • Included


Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight is a popular option for trekkers doing the Everest base camp trek and flying back instead of walking the same trail. It also saves time and effort that you make while returning. After doing Everest base camp, trekkers usually return to Gorekshep for an overnight stay. Since Gorakshep is situated at a very high altitude, many trekkers feel sick and very cold there. Instead, many trekkers take the helicopter flight the same day they return to Gorakshep or the following early morning. Gorakshep is the last village with accommodation on the Everest base camp trek. There is no accommodation available at the Everest base camp. Hence, The Gorakshep has been a hub for trekkers who also want to take a helicopter Back to Lukla or Kathmandu. The helipad at Gorekshep is also secure and easily accessible.

Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight saves 4-5 days trekking days. As a deduction, it saves food, lodging, guide, flight ticket, porter, and other personal expenses cost for the travellers. They can use the saving to book the helicopter. Besides, The Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter ride is a marvellous experience. Flying through the Everest valley, over all the villages you walked and pointing to all the mountains you took the picture from the ground, you will recall your memories from two different eyes.

Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight price

Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight costs USD $950 – 1200 Per Person on a sharing basis helicopter. The shared helicopter will pick you up at Gorakshep helipad and fly south, following the air route to Kathmandu. The helicopter accommodates 5 passengers and can also pick up travellers from other locations.

On a private flight, The Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight price starts from USD $3400 and can cost up to USD $3600, depending upon the number of passengers (Maximum 5).

Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight price also depends on the time you book. If you book early, you get better prices. Or, last-minute seats can sometimes be surprisingly cheap. We also have empty-leg offers. Please write to us to know the offers and options.

Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter flight duration

Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight takes about 1.30 hours to reach Kathmandu. The duration may take longer because all the helicopters will have to stop at Lukla airport for refuelling before heading to Kathmandu. During refuelling, the pilot and ground crews prepare the required documents, and the engineers check the necessary technical parts.

Book Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter flight. WHY?

Taking Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight has many reasons. From traveller’s experience to necessity, there are a few important reasons. Generally, trekkers trekking to Everest base camp choose the flight option. Below is the reason:

1. Short Everest base camp trek

– Trekkers choose Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter flight to shorten their trek. They hike up to Everest base camp and take the helicopter flight back to Kathmandu, saving them 4 – 5 days.

2. Luxury Everest base camp trek

– Everest base camp trek has verities of luxuries to offer. From Heated rooms and heated beds to helicopter rides. For luxury trekkers, Heli ride from Gorekshep to Kathmandu is an unbeatable experience.

3. Scenic Everest helicopter tour experience

– The flight is a brief tour of the Everest region. You will fly through all the Everest villages witnessing all the mountains. It’s a beautiful Life!!

4. Emergency, Injuries and sickness

– If you experience any emergency (medical or non-medical), Heli ride from Gorakshep to Kathmandu is the best option. We pick you up with the highest priority if it’s a medical emergency. Many travellers face emergencies from businesses, families, friends, etc. and take the helicopter flight to Kathmandu.

5. Other reasons

– Other reasons could be photography, interest, heli ride experience, escape the cold, missing comfort, etc


Do you carry oxygen in the helicopter for emergency use?

We do carry oxygen cylinders in the helicopter for emergency use. In case of emergency, talk to the pilot that you need oxygen.

What kind of helicopter do you use?

We use AIRBUS H125 helicopters. These helicopters are safest to fly at the highest altitudes.

How many kilos of baggage is allowed?

Maximum of 20 KG baggage is allowed per Person

What is the elevation of Gorakshep?

Gorakshep is situated at an elevation of 5164 M.

Who is the pilot?

There are a few pilots who do the flight. Depending upon the date and time, they can be different. We can let you know once the date is near. But all of the pilots are professionally trained and experienced.

Where is Gorakshep helipad located?

Gorakshep helipad is located at Gorakshep Ground. It’s easily accessible from all the hotels in Gorakshep. Below is Google map co-ordinate


What happens in case of bad weather?

In case of bad weather, depending upon the density of the climate, the flights are rescheduled. Generally, the flight only takes place once the weather is good enough to fly safely. Ground crews and pilots continuously monitor the weather trends and conditions and update you regularly.

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Gorakshep to Kathmandu helicopter Flight
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