Rara Lake Helicopter tour


1 Day




Helicopter Tour


Best Season

Spring & Autumn





Trip Highlight:

  • Experience the breathtaking mountain flight over Rara Lake and the up-close view of the vibrant Rara Lake.
  • One of the greatest sites to watch wildlife in Nepal is Rara National Park, which is home to rare animals including the red panda and Himalayan tahr as well as musk deer, leopards, goral, and black beers.
  • Arrive at Rara Lake to take in the magnificent vista of Rara Lake.
  • Stunning picture of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges.
  • Awe-inspiring panorama of the surroundings, lake, traditional village, and lush hills.
  • Views of the Rara Lake and its surroundings as seen from above
  • Breathtaking sceneries and landscapes of the mountains.
  • Take photographs of the amazingly varied alpine meadows and vegetation.


Rara Helicopter Tour is one of the quickest ways to go to Rara Lake from Kathmandu. The stunning Rara Lake, which is located in the Rara National Park, is the largest and deepest freshwater lake in Nepal. It is 9.8 square kilometers in size and 3000 meters above sea level. The province of Karnali’s Mugu district is where Rara is situated. The real heaven of the world Our minds are revitalized by the lovely natural scenery of Rara Lake. White peaks connect the lovely Rara Lake, which is encircled by pine trees and has white clouds floating above it in the sky. Experience Rara National Park’s scenic views of numerous snow-capped mountains and wild landscapes.

The Rara Lake Helicopter Tour program provides a unique opportunity to visit the largest lake in Nepal, which is located in the country’s far west. The Rara helicopter flight is a luxurious way to see the uninhabited but stunning region of Nepal. Enjoying the pristine lake surrounded by a lush, wildlife-rich jungle is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with a variety of plants and animals that make up the natural beauty.

The famous Rara Lake is located at an elevation of 3000 meters above sea level in Rara National Park, which covers an area of 10.8 square kilometers. Rara Lake has fewer foot visitors because of its isolation and location. While road construction is still ongoing, not everyone can easily access Rara Lake. The greatest way to experience the heavenly surroundings quickly is with a Rara Lake helicopter trip.

The Heli ride to Rara Lake provides travelers with a breathtaking perspective of Nepal’s naturally stunning green hills, mountains, rivers, lakes, national parks, forests, and temples and monasteries scattered throughout the country’s hills and highlands. It is simple to find rare wild animal species during the trip, like musk deer, red pandas, and Himalayan black beers.

The helicopter tour to Rara Lake departs from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport and travels via the Langtang, Manaslu, and Annapurna Himalayan ranges before landing at Nepalgunj Airport. The helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Rara Lake via Nepalgunj takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes. The city begins to get smaller in front of our eyes as we ascend. The aerial picture of the dispersed towns, the never-ending hills, and the green forests is satisfyingly revitalizing. Then we carry on riding to the northwest. After a 40-minute flight from Kathmandu, we will reach Nepalgunj airport. Then, Heli stops here for refueling for around 15 minutes.

We depart for Rara Lake after drinking some tea or coffee and enjoy the heavenly views of verdant hills and valleys, breathtaking mountain views, charming villages, river valleys, and Himalayan Trans Landscapes. The flight is mesmerizing and filled with thrill and excitement. Finally, we’ll land at Rara Lake which is the most wonderful land on earth. We’ll round this lake and come to a stop there. Your heart is filled with joy and compassion by the soothing wind brought by the lake’s waves. The scenery is enhanced by the beautiful snow-covered mountains in the background, and the sound of birds chirping only adds to that. After spending quality time at Rara Lake, we’ll back to Nepalgunj for refueling. Then again fly back to Kathmandu where the helicopter tour ends.

With such stunning natural settings, the Rara Lake Helicopter Tour is an unusual experience. You are mesmerized by the lake’s pristine deep blue color. We set up a private helicopter charter ride to Rara Lake for you. This helicopter tour package is the ideal choice for you if you are traveling in a group with friends and family in terms of the helicopter tour price.

Vehicle Nepal is a well-reputed and registered organization in Nepal that provides a well-organized Heli ride service to Rara Lake from Kathmandu. Our company offers an amazing package for the Rara Lake Heli tour as per your wants. And also, provide well-experienced pilots who have good knowledge about that region’s geography. Along with Heli ride service, we also provide accommodation and other amenities service in Nepal. We will be grateful to be part of your thrilling experience as we provide great service.


Rara Lake Helicopter Tour service

There are two methods to take a helicopter tour from Kathmandu to Langtang Valley: private and group joining.


Vehicle Nepal provides a private helicopter excursion to the Rara Lake from Kathmandu. For those who wish to spend quality time with their loved ones, such as family, friends, and partners, a private charter flight is perfect. With a private charter flight, you have the option of traveling alone, with a group, or on your own schedule. If the weather is fine, the flight could depart at any moment during the day. The cost of the private Heli ride to Rara Lake is US$4500 per chopper.

Group joining

Group Joining Heli ride is also available with Vehicle Nepal. It is suitable for those who are solo or have a small group. If there is an availability of seats in the Heli, you can join the Heli ride with other group members. All kinds of travelers are always welcome to group joining a helicopter tour to Rara Lake. The price of the group joining the Heli ride to Rara Lake is US$1400 per person.


Rara Lake Helicopter cost

The price for the Rara Lake Helicopter tour varies according to the service and amenities that the customer utilizes. It also depends on according to the total number of Group, Individual, and Group participants as well as whether they are a single, a couple, or more pax.

From To Private Group Joining
Kathmandu Rara lake US$4500 US$1400


Rara Lake Helicopter tour equipment

For the Rara Helicopter tour, you must be fully prepared with essential equipment. As you are flying at a high altitude at a certain time, you should be more careful to make your adventure journey successful and memorable. You should not take any risks on this trip. So, there is some equipment which is listed below:

  • Passport
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Muffler
  • Woolen cap
  • Sun hat
  • Warm Jumper
  • Thick Shocks
  • Comfortable Shoe
  • Camera/Phone
  • Candies
  • Tissue paper/ Toiletries
  • Water bottle

How to Book the Rara lake helicopter tour 

You can contact us in different ways to book a vehicle and also you have different payment options while booking the Rara Lake Helicopter tour. We accept:

  • Bank transfer
  • Cash-in-hand
  • E-wallet like e-Sewa, Khalti, or Connect Ips

For further booking you can contact us:

Kathmandu Office 9851219412 Whatsapp/Viber
E-mail ID Nepalvehicle123@gmail.com
Location of Office Z-street, Thamel-Kathmandu
Contact number 9851219412, (+977) 4700180


Cost includes 

    • Helicopter Charter
    • Breakfast
    • Insurance
    • Government taxes
  • Pick up and drop at the airport
  • Airport taxes
  • National Park entry permit

Best season for the Rara Lake helicopter tour 

Throughout the year, a Helicopter tour to Rara Lake is suitable. But still Autumn and Spring are the most favorable seasons for the Rara Lake Heli ride.


Autumn is the best season for the Rara Heli tour as it offers incredible views of the heavenly Rara Lake. The skies are clear and the mountain views are at their best now that the rain has passed. Also, the weather is constant, not excessively hot or cold. You can see the breathtaking landscape below from a bird’s eye perspective in the autumn. You will have unmatched vistas of slopes, lakes, and mountains.


The greatest time to see Rara Lake is in the spring, from March to May when the weather is warm and pleasant. You may enjoy alluring views of the vibrant rhododendrons that are illuminating the mountain trails at this time of year, and the aerial view is simply breathtaking! Your breath will be taken away by the stunning splendor of Rara Lake, the breathtaking vistas of distant Nepal, and the unspoiled beauty of the woods, mountains, and hills.


Monsoon is not considered the best season for the Heli ride tour to Rara Lake. In Nepal, Monsoon falls between June to August and there is heavy rainfall in Nepal. Rainfalls frequently make poor visuality. During the monsoon season, the weather is not so good, so there is a high chance of flight cancellation and delay.


Winter is also not considered the best season for the Heli tour to Rara Lake. There will be heavy snowfall and the temperature falls to minus, so have to be more careful. But during this season, you can see amazing views of the snow-capped mountains. The sky is mostly clear and the views are amazing which are uninterrupted. Rara Lake never freezes and you can see beautiful snow-capped mountain reflecting in pristine Rara Lake.

Safety Notes for Rara Lake Helicopter Tour

While on a Helicopter tour to Rara Lake, there are some important things to remember regarding safety and regulations. The safety notes for the Rara Lake Helicopter tour are listed below:

  • Maintain constant visual contact with your pilot. From the front or side, enter or exit the helicopter.
  • Ensure your seatbelt is secured correctly.
  • Wait until the pilot signals that it is safe to get up from your appointed seat.
  • Weight distribution is important in Helicopters, so we will try to arrange to seat accordingly. Please try not to change your assigned seats.
  • Smoking is prohibited unless the captain has given his permission.
Rara Lake helicopter tour on Helicopter Model 
  • 9N ALA (AS 350 B3e)
  • 9N-AJD (AS 350 FX II)
  • 9N-AFQ (AS 350 FX II)
The maximum Weight limit for the Rara Lake helicopter tour 

A helicopter can accommodate six passengers, including the captain. Depending on the altitude and outside air pressure, the maximum landing weight capacity varies for all highland regions. A helicopter tour has a weight restriction of 500 kilograms on each flight when leaving from Kathmandu to Rara Lake.

Permits on the Rara Lake helicopter tour 
  • Rara National Park entry



  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport

    In the morning, our representative will pick you up from your respective hotel in a private vehicle according to your number in the group. Once you reached the Tribhuvan International Airport, you’ll transfer to the domestic terminal which lies just a 10-minute walking distance from the international terminal. 

  • Preparation for take-off

    After being dropped off at the departure gate, your additional procedure will start. You should always have your passport and ticket with you. Our representative will assist you with the check-in process and luggage. When flying over the Langtang Valley, our helicopter crew will weigh the passenger and request copies of their passports. There may be a wait once you approach the main waiting area after passing through security to get your boarding card. The airlines inform us of the departure time of our flight before we proceed to the helipad. Waiting at the helipad, checking the weather to see if a flight to the Langtang Valley was possible. The captain will give a safety briefing before the helicopter flight as he waits for clearance from the airport tower. Explore how to use the doors and enter and exit the helicopter. While boarding or exiting the helicopter, always use the front; never go around the back. The pilot doesn’t shut off the engines when the helicopter comes to a stop at a high altitude; instead, he flips the seats around so that everybody may take in the best sights.

  • Take-off from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and refueling

    With an interesting view of the Kathmandu Valley, the helicopter takes flight from Kathmandu towards the west. Nepalgunj will be the first stop on this Heli ride. Nepalgunj lies on the lowland in the Terai region of Nepal. Yet for the moment, you will not gain much altitude. But it offers mesmerizing views of the landscape.  After a 40-minute flight from Kathmandu, you’ll reach Nepalgunj airport where you will stop for a quick 15-minute ground break. The crew will refuel the helicopter and check off a few flight procedures during this period.

  • Flight from Nepalgunj to Rara Lake

    After a quick break at Nepalgunj, you’ll finally take off to Rara Lake. The scenic flight to Rara Lake from Nepalgunj is the major highlight of the Heli trip where you can experience the 360-degree views of the mountain ranges and Himalayan terrain. As you get close to Rara Lake, you start gaining altitude and notice a change in landscape and vegetation.  As you ascend, you will notice the massive snow-capped mountains almost completely around you. You are greeted by the Himalayas’ breathtaking beauty. Your heart and body are filled with happiness as you take in the aerial view of the little, isolated towns and lush green hills. It takes about 30 minutes to fly from Nepalgunj to Rara Lake.

  • Landing and Exploration of Rara Lake

    After a few minutes of spinning above the lake, you will touch down at Rara Lake. A strong sense of adventure and altitude is first introduced to you by the chilly, light air. There is tranquility and beauty all around the Rara. Your vision is unimpeded by the lake’s expanse. Rara can be explored in a variety of ways. You can tour the lake on a boat, horse, or bicycle. Even the historical significance of the lake will become clearer if you interact with the people.

  • Flight to Nepalgunj from Rara Lake

    You’ll leave Rara Lake with a heavy heart by collecting lots of memories in photos and videos. After enjoying the incredible views of Rara Lake and the surroundings, you’ll be back to the Nepalgunj. Then the Heli lands at the Nepalgunj airport for refueling. 

  • Flight back to Kathmandu

    As you board the final helicopter from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu, the Rara tour is about to come to a conclusion. Once you land at the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport, you’ll be escorted to your respective hotel or any other place by our representative in a private vehicle. 


The elevation of Rara Lake is 2990m above sea level.

The helicopter land at Rara Lake for 30 minutes. During this time, you can explore Rara Lake and engage in some activities like horse riding and boat riding.

A helicopter tour to Langtang Valley can be done throughout the year. But Autumn and Spring is the best season for the Langtang Valley Heli ride. The clear weather and blue sky make the trip more memorable. And there will not be any disturbance in visuality. 

Yes, we carry oxygen for an emergency case during a helicopter tour to Rara Lake. At high altitudes, anyone can suffer from AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) which is very unpredictable.

To prepare for your helicopter trip to Rara Lake, keep the following in mind:

  • small daypack
  • Sunscreen and a sun hat. 
  • Body lotion and sunscreen 
  • various candies or snacks 
  • Digital cameras and their batteries 
  • Down jacket and trousers

If you would want to join us on our helicopter tour to Rara Lake, then do so without a doubt. You must contact us, and we will make sure of it.

A weight limit is applied to every flight. There is a weight restriction on the Heli ride to Langtang Valley. Five passengers per helicopter are standard for this commercial flight excursion. The weight of each person on the Rara Lake Heli tour is up to 100 kilograms. Moreover, a helicopter can hold 500 kilograms in total.

No, there is no hidden charge during the Helicopter ride to Rara Lake.

Yes, you can join a group if you are a solo traveler while doing the Rara Heli tour if there is an availability of seats.

Mostly not, but rarely it might be. Although we make every effort to stay on schedule, there is no way for us to prevent delays caused by bad weather or technical problems.

A private Heli ride to Rara Lake from Kathmandu cost US$4500.

For a group joining Heli ride to Rara Lake, it costs US$1400 per person.

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