Rara Lake Helicopter Tour

The Rara Lake Helicopter Tour offers a unique and captivating way to explore the pristine beauty of Rara Lake, located in the remote region of Mugu in Nepal. Rara Lake, situated at an altitude of approximately 2,990 meters (9,810 feet) in the Rara National Park, is the largest lake in Nepal and is renowned for its crystal-clear turquoise waters, serene atmosphere, and untouched natural surroundings. This helicopter tour provides a convenient and unforgettable experience, allowing you to witness the enchanting landscapes and biodiversity of the region.

The Rara Lake Helicopter Tour typically begins in Kathmandu, where you’ll be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport. Upon arrival, you’ll receive a pre-flight briefing from your pilot or a representative of the helicopter tour company. The briefing will cover important safety instructions and provide an overview of the tour.

Once aboard the helicopter, specially designed for high-altitude flights, you’ll embark on an exhilarating journey toward Rara Lake. As the helicopter takes off from Kathmandu, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the city, gradually transitioning into the scenic landscapes of Nepal’s mid-western region.

During the flight, you’ll soar over lush valleys, terraced fields, and charming villages, catching glimpses of the local way of life. The diverse landscapes will showcase the rich biodiversity of the region, with verdant forests, rolling hills, and meandering rivers unfolding beneath you.

As you approach the Rara region, the helicopter will provide stunning aerial views of the surrounding mountains, including the peaks of the Himalayas. This includes prominent peaks like Api and Saipal, adding to the grandeur of the journey.

Upon reaching Rara Lake, the helicopter will hover above the lake, allowing you to fully appreciate its pristine beauty. The lake, nestled amidst snow-capped mountains and dense forests, will greet you with its tranquil turquoise waters and serene ambiance. From above, you can witness the reflection of the surrounding landscapes on the calm surface of the lake, creating a picture-perfect scene.

Depending on the weather conditions, you have the opportunity to land near Rara Lake and spend some time exploring the area on foot. You can take a leisurely stroll along the lake’s shores, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and absorb the peacefulness of the surroundings. The Rara National Park is also home to a diverse range of wildlife, including musk deer, Himalayan black bear, and various species of birds, providing ample opportunities for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.

After the ground time, you’ll board the helicopter for the return flight to Kathmandu, savoring the last glimpses of the captivating landscapes of the Rara region. As you soar back, you can reflect on the serenity and natural splendor you’ve experienced during the tour.

Upon landing in Kathmandu, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel, marking the end of your remarkable Rara Lake Helicopter Tour. This experience allows you to immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of Rara Lake, appreciate the diversity of the region’s landscapes, and create lasting memories of Nepal’s remote and tranquil wilderness.

Upon reaching Rara Lake, the helicopter will hover above the lake, allowing you to fully appreciate its pristine beauty. The lake, nestled amidst snow-capped mountains and dense forests, will greet you with its tranquil turquoise waters and serene ambiance. From above, you can witness the reflection of the surrounding landscapes on the calm surface of the lake, creating a picture-perfect scene.

Depending on the weather conditions, you have the opportunity to land near Rara Lake and spend some time exploring the area on foot. You can take a leisurely stroll along the lake’s shores, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and absorb the peacefulness of the surroundings. The Rara National Park is also home to a diverse range of wildlife, including musk deer, Himalayan black bear, and various species of birds, providing ample opportunities for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.

After the ground time, you’ll board the helicopter for the return flight to Kathmandu, savoring the last glimpses of the captivating landscapes of the Rara region. As you soar back, you can reflect on the serenity and natural splendor you’ve experienced during the tour.

Upon landing in Kathmandu, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel, marking the end of your remarkable Rara Lake Helicopter Tour. This experience allows you to immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of Rara Lake, appreciate the diversity of the region’s landscapes, and create lasting memories of Nepal’s remote and tranquil wilderness.

Outline itinerary

  • Phase 01: Fly from the capital city, Kathmandu (1,400m/ 4,593ft) to Nepalgunj (150m/ 492ft)
  • Phase 02: Fly from Nepalgunj (150m/ 492ft) to Rara (2,990 m/ 9,807 ft).
  • Phase 03: Explore Rara Lake (2,990 m/ 9,807 ft).
  • Phase 04: Fly from Rara (2,990 m/ 9,807 ft) to Nepalgunj (150m/ 492ft)
  • Phase 05: Fly from Nepalgunj (150m/ 492ft) to Kathmandu (1,400m/ 4,593ft)

Trip Info

  • Some Places
  • 2990m
  • Whole Year
  • 10

Overview

  • Tour Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Highest Altitude: 2,990 m/ 9,807 ft above sea level
  • Transportation: Overland & flight
  • Group size: 1 to 5 (maximum)
  • Best Season: March-May & Sept-Nov

Highlights

  • Aerial view of the landscapes and the Himalayas.
  • Amusingly color-changing Rara Lake.
  • Bird’s eye view of Rara National Park.
  • Remote, Romantic, pollution-free, and tranquility.
  • Horse riding and boating.
  • Eye-catching close to the peaks

Itinerary

Phase 01: Fly from the capital city, Kathmandu (1,400m/ 4,593ft) to Nepalgunj (150m/ 492ft)

Maximum altitude: Kathmandu (1,400m/ 4,593ft)

Distance traveled: 227 km

Duration: 1-1.5 Hrs

You’ll drive to the Tribhuvan International Airport early in the morning. After the regular airport procedure, you’ll be briefed about the tour and be provided with the necessary information. As you fly from the airport, the city shrinks, allowing you to enjoy the green hills, settlement areas, and flowing rivers. You shall then land at the Nepalgunj airport for refueling.

Phase 02: Fly from Nepalgunj (150m/ 492ft) to Rara (2,990 m/ 9,807 ft). Maximum altitude: Rara (2,990 m/ 9,807 ft).

Duration: 30 mins

The major highlight of this Heli-tour is the scenic flight to Rara. You’ll be stunned by the view of the majestic mountains, lush rhododendron forest, settlements of highlanders, and flora and fauna in the National Park Area. After getting the bird’s eye view of the lake, the helicopter will land at Rara Lake.

Phase 03: Explore Rara Lake (2,990 m/ 9,807 ft).

Maximum altitude: Rara (2,990 m/ 9,807 ft).

Duration: 30 mins

This queen of lakes is a beauty. She changes her color naturally. You’ll get the best view of the Himalayas and the Rara lake up there. You’ll be stunned by the panoramic 360 views of the snow-capped mountains, cotton clouds, and their reflection in the waves of Rara. Away from the crowd, you’ll find tranquility in this unexplored romantic place, the perfect moment to capture for eternity.

Phase 04: Fly from Rara (2,990 m/ 9,807 ft) to Nepalgunj (150m/ 492ft) Maximum altitude: Rara (2,990 m/ 9,807 ft).

Duration: 40 mins

After exploring this dreamy little place of heaven, we will fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. After one last glimpse of every beauty you can capture, we will land in Nepalgunj following the same route. After our aircraft is refueled, we will continue our journey.

Phase 05: Fly from Nepalgunj (150m/ 492ft) to Kathmandu (1,400m/ 4,593ft)

Maximum altitude: Kathmandu (1,400m/ 4,593ft)

Distance traveled: 227 km

Duration: 1-1.5 Hrs

The flight to Kathmandu is equally mesmerizing. You’ll be greeted with green hills and spotting settlements areas in those dense forests can’t be easy. You’ll get a lifetime experience of the landscapes and greenery. After some more time of the thrilling flight, you’ll land at the airport. After the necessary airport procedures, you will drive back to your hotel.

Includes/Excludes

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle from Kathmandu hotel.
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • Helicopter Transport
  • Government tax & service charge.

Price Excludes

  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Travel insurance.

FAQ's

When is a suitable time to tour Rara?

The most suitable weather for traveling in the Rara region is in chilly autumn (September to November) and beautiful spring (March-May). The roads and skies are clear then, and you will get an opportunity to relish some lovely panorama of the peaks. You will witness the enriched vegetation and get to see a pleasant environment.

Is the Rara Heli tour safe?

Safety is our primary concern. Since the weather and landscapes of Nepal are very challenging, we do not fly without the comprehensive study of the wind pattern and the weather in the Rara region. We execute our tour only with the green signal from our experts.

What are Nepal's visa requirements?

Before traveling to Nepal, you must first obtain a Nepal visa. Except for India, all travelers from other countries requires to have it. Once you are in Nepal, you can apply for this visa. Then, send your passport, which must be valid for at least six months after the tour begins.

What are the required documents for the Rara Heli Tour?

While traveling to this region, you might require various documents of your information. Hence be careful about your documents while traveling to the Rara Region. Some of the essential documents are:

  • Your Passports
  • TIMs cards
  • Your ATM

cDoes your company provide any trekking gear?

You will bring what you need (sunscreen, water, heat, a light jacket, and a camera), but the majority of your belongings, such as extra clothing and nighttime supplies, will be transported. Porters have been coming for long walks because you will be pretty helpful with other stuff. You can rent a guide only if you have a little time on foot (2-3 days), but it is a great way to help local economies and reasonably inexpensive to use a porter.

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Rara Lake Helicopter Tour
From $8,420
/ Adult