NEPAL HELICOPTER TOUR
‘flight of full joy with spectacular scenery of green landscapes and mountains views’
What to Expect during Nepal Helicopter Tour:
“Grand panorama of Himalayan range of snow capped peaks from the start to an end of flight
Spacious seated with great comfort and leg-rooms to enjoy the thrills of flying Himalayan sky
Sweeping panorama of mountains with close views of Mt. Everest at its closest on Heli flights
Stopover at remote mountain villages and witness its interesting culture of age-old custom
Delightful and enjoyable scenic flight of few hours to dawn till dusk with amazing sunsets
Enjoy short walks around mountain villages adorned with old monasteries of great interest
Refreshing lunch stops in the shade of high Himalayan peaks with closest views of mountains”
Nepal Helicopter Tour, one of the best ways to see and witness Nepal’s great treasures of world highest mountains at its closest, in the harmony of local remote farm villages adorned with immense cultures of both Hindu and Buddhism religions.
Nepal Helicopter Tour will fascinates you with amazing beautiful scenery of giant peaks, rolling green hills and valleys dotted with farm houses and well tended rows of neat terraces and dense forest lined with tall rhododendron (national flower of Nepal), magnolia, oaks, hemlocks and different species of pines trees.
On this exciting Nepal Helicopter tour, a perfect joy ride suitable for all age-group and interested people with dreams to have a glance of world highest mountains where elderly to young people, and as well for corporate executives can join in this fantastic trip on chopper.
Nepal Helicopter Tour covers wide range of destinations as per your interest and delights with short flights around and above Kathmandu valley to the nearest mountainous areas of Langtang located within Central Himalaya which is mere distance of 35 k.m. as the crow fly.
For short flights one can book for flights to Langtang valley, located north of Kathmandu the closest mountain range of just an hour Helicopter flights, which is within Langtang National Park, the first high Himalayan parks ever to be established covers an area of 1,710 kms where rare and elusive Red Panda habitats with some endangered wild-life.
Where Helicopter ride takes you at the height of above 6,000-7,000 meters high with sweeping panorama of mountains that includes Manaslu and Ganesh Himal towards west and Langtang Himal due north includes Jugal Himal range in the east direction.
As flight lifts off above green valley of Kathmandu and it’s crowded metropolitan city with fabulous views of the city area and of the whole valley surrounded by tiers of green hills and slowly Helicopter swirls higher, heading above a gorge covered with lovely forest then suddenly river gorge opens up into a wide scenic valley to land at Kyanjin situated above 3,749 m and 12,371 ft high.
At Kyanjin located within beautiful Langtang valley surrounded with high peaks of Langtang Himal range, extends as far towards north within Tibetan plateau close to Mt. Shisapangma which is wholly in Tibet side, but can be viewed from Langtang valley.
A lovely spot where locals are of Tamang people the hill tribes of Nepal Himalaya mostly populated around Langtang region interwoven with Buddhism religions and cultures similar to across the border Tibetans, here with refreshment and enjoying wonderful scenery of mountains then heading back to Kathmandu. Optional tour to Bhutan
Other scenic and cultural destinations to Everest region:
Besides short and close Heli flight to Langtang Himal area, Everest region is another popular area to visit and explore on air, as well on surface where morning flight on Helicopter takes you above green hills, valley and river gorge to land at Lukla.
Lukla, door to various adventures around high Khumbu within Everest region and at its base camp, with short refreshing stops and enjoy the scenery around Lukla with Kongde and Kalo Himal or Naulekh peaks.
Where Helicopter takes you above Dudh Kosi River gorge and valley with lovely Sherpa farm villages decorated with Buddhist prayer monuments and Stupas, as Heli heads high to land at remote and isolated Kongde Resort beneath towering North Face of Kongde Himal (often spelled as Kwangde) which rises at the height of 6,187 m and 20,298 ft high.
A remote and isolated Posh standard mountain resort facing views of Khumbu Himal with Everest-Lhotse and majestic Amadablam peaks, here for breakfast or lunch in the shade of high mountains, then flying high towards Everest Base Camp or nearby at Gorakshep, where you enjoy super close views of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks with massive bulk Khumbu Ice-Falls and glaciers.
After a glorious moments with fantastic views heading back to Kathmandu with short stops at beautiful Thyangboche and its impressive monastery offers panorama of peaks including Everest with time visit its monastery of great interest.
As flight takes off to land at famous Namche Bazaar the main of Khumbu Sherpa, the highlanders of Everest. Here you can witness great Sherpa culture and traditional custom of Buddhism and then head back to Kathmandu with constant and ever present panorama of Himalaya range of peaks.
Flying into Everest region and its base camp, situated within Sagarmatha National Park (Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepali while Sherpa calls Chomolungma of Tibetan origin in both languages means ‘Great Mother’.
Sagarmatha National Park covers an area of 1,148 sq, kms listed in World Heritage Sites since 1979 predominately habited with Sherpa people with close origin of Tibetan culture and custom of Buddhist religion.
Around high and scenic Khumbu we do Helicopter flights to land at Gokyo Valley, one of the most beautiful and scenic spot with its simmering glacial lakes that catches reflection of surrounding high peaks with world’s 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu towers at 8,201 m high.
Certainly a great place to be if your are flying into Everest region with just stopover at Gokyo Valley near its emerald colored lakes with refreshing coffee break in one of its nice lodges.
Other scenic and cultural destinations to Annapurna-Manaslu region:
Nepal Helicopter Tour offers wide range of scenic and cultural destinations as per your interest and time in Nepal, other most beautiful areas is Pokhara city a scenic and picturesque place located on verdant valley. Pokhara blessed with natural beauty of Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks and majestic Machhapuchare Himal ‘The Fist Tail Peak’ where it reflects on calm and serene Phewa and Begnas Lakes.
From Pokhara fly towards Annapurna Base Camp and magnificent Sanctuary hidden between giant peaks of massive Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks, probably the one and only base camp at 4,130 meters high, where you can find comfort of nice and cozy lovely lodges with rooms facing views of grand mountains.
The areas around Annapurna region populated by hill tribes the Gurung people where men-folk are famous and known as Gurkha soldiers in foreign legions with British and Indian armies, traditional by age-old heritage they are farmers and cattle herders, the Gurung villagers both men and women are very skill in making handicraft like rugs and mats with other house-old accessories from sheep wools and straws.
Visiting into Annapurna Sanctuary and base camp where a short Helicopter flight takes you above beautiful Pokhara valley heading due north which is just a mere distance of 30 k.m. aeronautical miles.
As air journey leads higher landing at some point for refreshing stops in local villages of Gurung having tea or coffee break, where you can witness the traditional farm life and custom interwoven with Buddhism religion, as well with their own heritage of ancestral culture worshipping nature.
Villages on route stops Ghandruk-Chomrong and towards Annapurna base camp as Helicopter flies into Modi River gorge covered within deep forest of rhododendron, oaks, magnolia and pines with bamboo groves and tree lines.
As ride heads higher suddenly the gorge opens up into a nice and scenic plateau around Annapurna Sanctuary hidden with amphitheatre of peaks and then landing at Annapurna Base Camp to enjoy mind-blowing views of massive Annapurna Himalaya range.
Return a quick flight back to scenic Pokhara and transfer to nice hotels by the serene Phewa Lake side with ever present views of Annapurna and Machhapuchare Himal.
Annapurna region with its rich vegetation and beautiful woodland of rhododendron protected by village community and Annapurna Conservation Project which is known as ACAP for short where Conservation fees applied to visit with marvelous areas of Annapurna range.
From Pokhara a flight towards Nepal Mid-West Himalaya around Manaslu region will be another scenic adventure, as Mt. Manaslu listed as world 8th highest mountains with range of peaks. Manaslu Himalaya located east of Annapurna and west of massif Ganesh Himal, a delightful trip to land at high Manaslu areas with overpowering scenery of Manaslu peaks at close range.
At Manaslu area landing on its nice village Sama-Gaon where you can observe immense Buddhist culture and custom similar to Tibet where the border of Nepal and Tibet a mere distance from high Manaslu valley and its villages.
After Manaslu one can fly into a hidden Tsum valley of happiness, as it is known from ancient Tibetan languages, where people of the area have strong similarities with Tibetan people, here you can witness interesting culture and custom with grand views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal.
Flying Beyond Annapurna Himalaya to high and scenic Manang Valley:
While in Pokhara, besides visiting Annapurna base camp with more time can take a Helicopter ride beyond massive range of Annapurna Himalaya, into beautiful and most scenic country around Manang valley. The area around Manang, located on route famous and popular Annapurna circuit route, which is listed as world’s top ten adventure destinations.
A mere distance flight from Pokhara over Annapurna range of peaks to land at beautiful Manang valley, where northern side of Annapurna Himalaya with desert like dry terrain and yet offering charming views of peaks at close range.
At Manang enjoy the morning with cup of coffee or having breakfast in the harmony of high mountains and local Buddhist culture and then fly back to land at Pokhara after a glorious day beyond Annapurna Himalaya at Manang valley.
Nepal Helicopter Tour for Pilgrimage:
A great country Nepal full of Himalayan Wonders blended with unique culture, religion and great biodiversity of climate, vegetations, landscapes and various colorful customs with sacred holy places sites to visit for pilgrimage.
Nepal Helicopter Tour adding more to your expectations, for interested religious people of both Hindu and Buddhism can pay homage to holy areas of Muktinath, Damodar-Kund and Gosinkund holy glacial ponds.
If time is a problem to visit around holy sites of your interest, where our Nepal Helicopter will make it happen for you to enjoy your pilgrimage yatra or journey, we provide Helicopter flight to high Mustang area at Muktinath Temple premises and enjoy the holy bathe on its 108 water spouts overlooking views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri’s peaks.
With more time and interest one can fly to Damodar Kund a glacial lake hidden between Damodar Himal and Bhirkuti range of mountains, regarded as a holy spot where journey is quite difficult with high altitude, but possible on Helicopter flights to enjoy pilgrimage of few hours.
Other holy spot within Nepal Himalaya Tilciho Lake beyond Manang valley and holy Gosainkund Lake, the nearest destination from Kathmandu around Rasuwa district within Langtang Himal, where once a year in the month of August, festival event called Jani Purnima is held.
Where thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India pay homage with dip in icy holy lakes and a bathe to relinquish the sin of a hundred lifetimes, enjoy the beauty of landscapes and mountains and fly back to Kathmandu.
Helicopter Tour to Lumbini:
Other areas of pilgrimage interest is flying into Lumbini the original birth place of Lord Buddha known as ‘Light of Asia’ located Nepal Far South West within low warmer Terai belt the flat land of Nepal Himalaya, where a scenic Helicopter flies you at the very spot at Lumbini where Buddha took his birth around 642 BC.
Other places of interest in our Nepal Helicopter Tour:
One can fly to mid hills around rural villages where Home-Stay facilities are available soaking in local culture and staying close to village communities in the harmony of Himalayan peaks.
Helicopters that we run and operate as per group size:
With two types of helicopters operating at present in private sectors:
AS 350 B series of helicopters which are manufactured by Euro copter, France and are very popular all over the world. It is regarded as one of the most versatile helicopters and is suitable for mountain flying and all types of helicopter missions.
Following are the features:
Fail Safe Design – Comfortable Seating Arrangements – 5 seats excluding Pilot – Suitable for all types of helicopter missions and can fly up to an altitude of above 5,500 m and 18,000 feet high.
Other helicopter is the powerful Russian made MI-17. This is a big bird, capable of transporting 22 passengers or four tons of cargo. MI-17’s can reach altitudes well in excess of 5.000 m and have been known to land at Everest Base Camp. They offer excellent utility and reliability under extreme conditions. These helicopters are usually charter for bigger groups or large cargo.
Besides scenic and cultural Nepal Helicopter Tour we run and organize Rescue Evacuation operation around Nepal Himalaya as well for ferrying cargo for expeditions and relief operations and much more on request as per your interest and delights.