Top 5 Helicopter Tours in Nepal

1 September, 2023
Bibek Thapaliya

Helikopter, helikopter! Do you remember this song from Bosnian singer Fazliza?                     

This actually is a love song but the feeling of a helicopter tour that gives you a bird’s eye view and a different perception of beauty is just out of this world.  Heli tour has its own benefits.

Helicopter tours provide unparalleled panoramic views, access to remote areas, and time efficiency, allowing you to cover multiple attractions seamlessly.

With the flexibility to customize routes, exceptional photographic opportunities, and an element of excitement, these tours offer a unique way to celebrate special occasions or simply indulge in a luxurious, educational, and eco-friendly adventure, creating lasting memories through a blend of breathtaking views and the thrill of flight.        

As you begin your helicopter tour, you'll board a well-equipped aircraft piloted by experienced professionals who are knowledgeable about the region.

While all the heli tours are “nervous excitement” before the start and “enlightening” after the finish, we will discuss the five best heli tours in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Standing at the foot of Mount Everest is a dream for many, but the journey to base camp can be long and arduous. For those who want to experience the majesty of the Himalayas without the physical challenge, a helicopter tour is the perfect option.

A helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp takes you on a breathtaking journey over some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth. You'll soar over lush valleys, towering peaks, and pristine glaciers, getting a bird's-eye view of the world's highest mountain.

The highlight of the tour is the landing at Everest Base Camp itself. This is where climbers from all over the world come to prepare for their ascent of Everest. It's an incredible feeling to stand in the same place where so many mountaineering legends have stood before you.

In addition to the stunning scenery, you'll also learn about the history and culture of the region from your experienced pilot. They'll share stories of the Sherpas who have helped climbers reach the summit of Everest, and they'll explain the challenges and dangers of mountaineering in this extreme environment.

Birds Eye Views of Multiple Mountains

Heli Tour to EBC will be a memory that you can't erase out of your mind. It's just perfect for people of all categories.

The best time to take a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp is during the spring (March-May) or fall (September-November) when the visibility is the most. These are the times of year when the weather is most stable and the views are clear and best.

The cost of a helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp varies depending on the length of the tour and the number of people in your group. However, you can expect to pay around $2,000 per person for a standard tour.

We offer you the best helicopter tour available in Nepal.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The Annapurna region in Nepal is home to some of the most stunning scenery in the world. Towering peaks, lush forests, and charming villages make this a popular destination for hikers and trekkers. But for those who want to experience the Annapurna region without the physical challenge, a helicopter tour is the perfect option.

A helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp takes you on a breathtaking journey over some of the most spectacular scenery. You'll soar over lush valleys, towering peaks, and pristine glaciers, getting a bird's-eye view of the Annapurna massif.

Discover the allure of Mt. Annapurna (8091m), the world's 10th highest peak, through an extraordinary heli ride experience. The highlights of this helicopter tour package encompass a captivating exploration of both the base camp of Mount Annapurna and Machhapuchhre.

Muktinath Helicopter Tour

Muktinath is a revered pilgrimage site nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Nepal. The Muktinath Helicopter Tour offers a unique and convenient way to experience the spiritual and natural beauty of this sacred destination.

Experience the awe-inspiring Muktinath Helicopter Tour, where you'll soar over the Himalayan ranges, witnessing breathtaking snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and remote villages. Upon arrival at Muktinath, the revered temple complex will captivate you with its 108 sacred water spouts and two ponds, offering pilgrims a holy cleansing experience.

The site's spiritual significance believed to grant liberation from the cycle of birth and death, complements the serene natural beauty of stark landscapes and high-altitude vegetation, fostering an atmosphere of introspection.

Engage with local communities, immersing yourself in Himalayan culture, and savor the aerial return flight for panoramic Himalayan views.

This time-efficient journey, guided by experienced experts, blends spirituality, adventure, and natural beauty into an unforgettable, soul-enriching expedition, catering to pilgrims and nature enthusiasts alike.

Langtang Valley Helicopter Tour

A Langtang Valley helicopter tour offers a breathtaking and convenient way to explore the stunning Langtang region in Nepal. This scenic tour allows you to experience the natural beauty, remote villages, and majestic Himalayan peaks from a unique perspective.

The helicopter tour provides a quick and comfortable way for you with unparalleled aerial views of the Langtang Valley, which is known for its multi-geographical landscapes. You'll behold the grandeur of the Langtang Lirung, Langshisha Ri, and other peaks from the sky.

Helicopters can land at various locations in the Langtang Valley, including Kyanjin Gompa, a popular trekking destination. This allows you to explore the area on foot and interact with the local communities.

During your tour, you may have the chance to meet the Tamang and Sherpa communities living in the region. This provides insight into their unique cultures and traditions.

Gosaikinda Helicopter Tour

Gosaikunda Lakes, where you can explore the area, take in the breathtaking scenery, and even participate in religious rituals if you wish. After spending some quality time at the lakes, the helicopter will return to Kathmandu.

Gosaikunda, a group of high-altitude glacial lakes, is a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The pristine lakes are at an elevation of over 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) in the Langtang National Park.

Legend has it that these lakes were created by Lord Shiva (Hindu God) himself when he pierced a glacier with his trident to quench his thirst.

The best time to take the tour here is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is clear, and the views are at their best.

The tour time can be varied but normally it is a half-day tour.

So, these are the top five helicopter tours in Nepal and there is more to it. I am just making sure you don’t miss the top destinations.

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