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Rara Lake Helicopter Tour

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  • Jyatha, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal


Rara Lake lies in the midwestern region of Nepal in the Karnali zone. It is the largest lake in Nepal and often considered as the virgin blue lake. The untouched beauty of the Rara region would remind you of the fairyland which you have often imagined with the presence of beautiful lake water amidst green lush forests hills and multi-colored flowers.

The Rara Lake Helicopter Tour in Nepal begins as we take off from the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu. This trip is something that one has to experience in real life. As we gain altitude the city start to shrink before our eyes. The birds-eye view of scattered settlements, the eternal hills, and lush forests is satisfyingly refreshing. Then, we continue our ride to the north-western.

After approximately 40 minutes, we will reach Nepalgunj. This will be our first stop for a refuel. The ground time at Nepalgunj will be no longer than 25 to 30 minutes. Furthermore, we continue the helicopter ride to Rara Lake. Finally, we will reach the wonderland of Rara. The cool breeze from the waves of the lake fills your heart with joy and compassion. The backdrop of shining snow-covered mountains enhances the scenery and the chirping of birds adds up to it. After spending some quality time at the bank of the freshwater lake, we fly back to Nepalgunj for another refuel. From there, we trace our way back to the airport of the hustling Kathmandu city which wraps up our Rara Lake Helicopter Tour in Nepal.

Trip highlights

  • Rara lake at an altitude of 2990m spans over 9.8 Km2 with an average depth of 100m
  • Enjoy the stunning birds-eye view of Rara Lake
  • The queen of Lakes, Rara that changes color naturally
  • Incredible aerial views of Langtang, Manaslu, Annapurna, and other mountain ranges
  • Relax by the side of Rara Lake
  • Stroll around the Rara National Park and enjoy bird watching

Detailed Itinerary

Phase I : Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Our trip to Rara starts once we take off from the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The helicopter ride from Kathmandu airport to Nepalgunj takes approximately 40 minutes. During the flight, you will be presented with the vast majority of landscapes almost instantly. The Kathmandu valley is beautifully surrounded by the pristine green hills. As we head west, you will find amusing yet scattered settlements that are unique and fascinating. The flight to Nepalgunj takes us one step closer to Rara.

Phase II : Nepalgunj to Rara Lake

The helicopter flight from Nepalgunj is shorter yet exciting. This is where we start heading north to the Himalayas. Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj is longer. However, Nepalgunj is located in the lower lands of Terai. Therefore, the flight from Nepalgunj to Rara is where you will start the giant snow-capped mountains standing tall in the distance. The temperature lowers as we gain altitude. After 30 minutes of a helicopter ride, we finally landed at Rara Lake.

Phase III : Rara Lake to Nepalgunj

For the return, we take the same route. After spending some quality time at the Rara Lake, we hop on the helicopter and make our way back. Since the distance from Rara Lake to Kathmandu is long, we stop at Nepalgunj for refueling purposes. The journey from Rara to Nepalgunj is all about descending to a lower altitude. You will start to feel the temperature rise and change in landscapes.

Phase IV : Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Once we reach Nepalgunj, we spend no longer than 15 minutes at the airport. The flight crew will signal when it’s time to leave. Finally, we fly back to Kathmandu. That concludes our Rara Lake Helicopter Tour in Nepal

  • Trip facts

  • Trip duration : 1 day
  • Grade : Easy
  • Activity : Heli Sightseeing Tour
  • Starts in : Kathmandu
  • End in : Kathmandu

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