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Helicopter Tour Around Kathmandu

Trip Overview

Trip at a Glance

  • Country

    Country: Nepal

  • Trip grade

    Trip grade: Luxury

  • Destination

    Destination: Kathmandu

  • Activities

    Activities: Day Tour

  • Group size

    Group size: 1-5

  • Trip Start / End

    Trip Start / End: Kathmandu

  • Best Season

    Best Season: Spring & Autumn

Helicopter tour around Kathmandu

The capital Kathmandu is a beautiful valley with amazing natural beauty and historical emblems. Many places on the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley are worth exploring and discovering the real Nepal. Sightseeing around Kathmandu by Helicopter is an excellent short tour package to explore the beautiful capital and its peripheries. A helicopter ride is a luxurious way to offer immense pleasure and provides you with a lifetime opportunity to enjoy the bird's view of popular places of Kathmandu Valley such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Chandragiri Hill, etc. You will have all the time to enjoy the panoramic views of temples, monasteries, jungles, hill stations, ponds, rivers, and mainly the settlement of Kathmandu Valley. Never to forget, the Helicopter tour around Kathmandu lets you see the beautiful valley of Kathmandu from a unique perspective. Keep in mind, the Helicopter will not be touring around much over Kathmandu valley but more to the periphery due to the air traffic as the International Airport of Nepal is situated in the capital, Kathmandu. So, to avoid air traffic, the helicopter ride mostly focuses on the exploration of nearby places in the valley. 

The helicopter tour around Kathmandu usually lasts for a few hours depending upon the flyover and stopover. The stopovers can be Nagarkot, Sundarijal, Dhulikkhel, etc. where you can spend some time, enjoy breakfast or lunch and get way back to Kathmandu. You must research and be pretty defined about your helicopter tour around the valley. The destination must be informed to the tour operator at least a few days back so that the paperwork be done on time and your tour will be hassle-free. It is always best to check out the helicopter tour operators based on your budget, preferences, and destinations. Always check if your tour operator if they follow safety protocols and make sure of experienced pilots and crews on the tour. A typical helicopter tour of Kathmandu is possible for a maximum of 5 persons at a time i.e. in one shuffle. Private or group tour packages are designed and customized accordingly. Before opting for the helicopter ride around Kathmandu, better to check the weather; the flight is always weather-dependent when you are in Nepal. The best time to travel in Nepal is from October to May which is considered the dry season.

Step on Himalaya has always been taking care of valued guests and made sure of enjoying the unique and thrilling way of flying over Kathmandu Valley to experience the beauty and culture of Nepal's capital city. Do not miss the opportunity to take photos and videos that will last a lifetime. A helicopter Tour around Kathmandu Valley is a must-do activity for anyone visiting the country. It is a little expensive but worth it.

Highlights of the Helicopter tour around Kathmandu

  • Incredible aerial views of Kathmandu Valley and its surrounding areas
  • Iconic landmarks such as the Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and many more
  • An excellent way to explore Kathmandu due to its flexibility and convenience to see more in less time and avoid crowds and traffic on the ground
  • Flyovers and stopovers of other popular destinations such as the Langtang National Park or the Annapurna range for short breaks or closer encounters, take photos and videos for unforgettable experiences and memories

Itinerary for the Helicopter tour around Kathmandu

The helicopter tour around Kathmandu usually is done early morning but it sometimes depends upon the weather conditions which is quite significant for the helicopter tour. This helicopter tour of Kathmandu is about 30 to 40 minutes flight.

  • 7:00 AM: Get ready for the exciting tour. You will be picked up from your hotel in Kathmandu by your tour guide and transferred to the airport in a private vehicle.  After providing a brief introduction to the tour and safety instructions, you will board the helicopter and take off for your tour.
  • 8:00 AM: Kathmandu Helicopter tour offers you the eagle's-eye view of iconic landmarks such as the Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. The other attractions are Shivapuri Hill, Kapan Monastery, Chandragiri, Ganesh Himal, Langtang range, etc. Enjoy the amazing views and take photos for your memories. The pilot will be giving commentary on the landmarks. Hovering over lush vegetation and sparkling rivers are alluring. You'll also get a glimpse of some of the tallest peaks in the region.
  • 9:00 AM: The helicopter will land at a designated location where you can explore the area on foot, letting you have a closer look at the famous landmarks, mountain villages, or a viewpoint, and take photos. After exploring around, you will hop back onto the helicopter and return to the airport, concluding your tour.
  • 9:30 AM: You will head back towards Kathmandu, flying over the city and its surrounding areas, and enjoying the aerial view again.
  • 10:00 AM: The helicopter will land at the airport and you will be then transferred back to your hotel.

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Helicopter tour with an experienced pilot
  • All applicable permits and taxes
  • Fuel surchargeSafety equipment

What is not included?

  • Accommodation and meals (unless specified in the itinerary)
  • Personal expenses like chocolates, snacks, etc.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for the Pilot and Crew
  • Any additional activities or tours not specified in the inclusions

Trip Info

Best Time for a Helicopter tour around Kathmandu

For any helicopter tour in Nepal, always choose the dry season, which lasts from October to May. During this time, the skies are crystal clear without clouds blocking the views, and the weather is stable, making it ideal for a safe and enjoyable helicopter tour. The monsoon season, which runs from June to September, is characterized by heavy rain, cloudy skies, low visibility, and turbulent weather, which can lead to flight cancellations or delays.

Consequently, if you're thinking to enjoy a helicopter tour around Kathmandu, it is always best to avoid the monsoon season and set your tour during the dry season. This maximizes the best chance of clear weather and unobstructed views of the iconic landmarks of Kathmandu and its natural beauty. Additionally, it's recommended to book your tour in advance to ensure availability and to allow for any changes or rescheduling due to unforeseen circumstances.