NEPAL HELICOPTER TOUR
Nepal offers some of the most spectacular locations in the world and travelling by helicopter is a fantastic way of experiencing the beauty of Nature and Himalayan country. Taking a helicopter tour over the Himalayas is a truly magnificent adventure, filled with awe-inspiring scenery and magnificent peaks. You can see from overhead the amazing vistas of the Himalayas. It is an exclusive opportunity to bask in the splendors of nature. You get to feast on the awesome vistas of snow-capped peaks, glaciated passes, quaint village settlements and panoramic landscapes.
Helicopter tour in Nepal offers panoramic Himalayan range, spectacular geographical features, unbeatable natural beauty and others. Here are some memorable aerial Heli tours that we designed just for you including Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and Mt. Kailash, experience the heart of Himalayas & landscapes within short period of your holidays.
Different airlines in Nepal are in operation with Russian made MI-17 which can carry 4000 kilograms or 24 passengers., AS 350 B3 "Ecureuil", AS 350 B2 "Ecureuil" and Bell 206B III Jet Ranger helicopter and many other.he AS 350B series (AS 350B, B2 & B3) of helicopters are all products of French helicopter manufacturing company Eurocopter. These are considered to be the best and strongest among the lightweight helicopters ever produced. AS 350 B3 chopper can reach where no lightweight helicopter can fly to. It can land upto an altitude of 23,000 ft. which makes it a veritable life-saver during high altitude rescue operations.
Bell Jet Ranger is a lightweight helicopter manufactured by Bell Textron Helicopters, USA. This aircraft has proved to be ideal for sightseeing and heli trekking flights to the Nepal Himalayas.
KATHMANDU HELISIGHTSEEING TOUR
In the comfort of our helicopter you get to feast on the amazing aerial views of the cultural prides of Kathmandu; namely the Pashupatinath temple, Swayambunath temple, Kathmandu durbar square and many more. You also get to fly over the Royal palace, Singha durbar, Thamel and many cultural delights of Bhaktapur and Patan. Unsurpassed beauty of Langtang and the Ganesh Mountain range will overwhelm you throughout the flight. The minimum hours of flight is 1 hours.
EVEREST HELICOPTER TOUR
Depart International Tribhuvan airport and fly eastwards parallel to the Himalayan range and land at Lukla airport which is usually crowded by trekkers in thousands, on their way to Everest country. From Lukla you fly toward Everest area providing dimensional vision of the mountains whose nearness would be the prime attraction of this flight. The massive Everest hulk is the dominating feature here, surrounded by other mighty mountains in their own rights. Another landmark of this flight is landing at Thyangboche Monastery, the Vatican of the Sherpas, the world famous "Tigers of the Snow".
The Monastery, rebuilt very recently, is a "must" for your visit. The serenity and peace of its neighborhood and surroundings will give you an impression of a harmonious blend of people and places. The fragility of the environment in its delicateness will not escape your attention. This is your flying visit to the neighborhood of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.
The minimum hours of flight is 3 hours including lunch break.
ANNAPURNA SANCTUARY HELICOPTER TOUR
The principal peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare, are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center. From this glacier basin, known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, the Modi Khola knifes its way south in a narrow gorge fully 12,000 ft. deep. Further south, the gorge opens up into a wide and fertile valley, the domain of the Gurungs. The middle and upper portions of Modi Khola offer some of the best short trekking routes in Nepal, and the valley is located so that these treks can be easily combined with treks into the Kali Gandaki region to the west.
In spite of the great heights of the surrounding peaks and ice walls, the valley floor between 12,000 and 14,000 ft. can provide comfortable camping spots in good weather. The Annapurna Himal is a vast massif with several peaks above 7000m. Part of the range forms a natural amphitheatre known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, ringed by such giants as Annapurna 1, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and Machhapuchhare.
The minimum hours of flight is 1and half hours.
LANGTANG HELICOPTER TOUR
Within few minutes of taking off from the Kathmandu airport, the landscape scenery change to alpine country and you will be rewarded by breathtakingly beautiful display of Himalayas. Helicopter fly over basically the Lantang trekking route, and arrive at Langtang within half hour. You will have half hour to one hour ground time at Lantang valley depending on the weather condition.
The key highlights of the tour are panoramic Langtang mountain range, spectacular geographical features, unbeatable natural beauty and others.
The minimum hours of flight is 1and half hours.
UPPER MUSTANG TOUR BY HELICOPTER
North of Kagbeni is generally known as upper Mustang, which looks similar to the Tibetan plateau with its yellow and gray rolling hills eroded by violent winds.It lies beyond the Annapurna massif and bordered on three sides by Tibet lies the ancient Kingdom of Lo, better known as Mustang. In common usage, the name Mustang refers to the arid Tibet like region at the north end of the Kali Gandaki which is known to its inhabitants as Lo. Upper Mustang is the last of the untouched and ageless lands in the Himalaya, and here you will find Lo-Manathang, the only walled city in Nepal. Mustang is probably a Nepalese mispronunciation of the name of capital of Lo, the city of Manthang. The capital of Lo is named Manthang, which translates from the Tibetan as "plains of aspiration" Mustang's unofficial capital, the walled city of Lomanthang has its own King and thus is a Kingdom with in a Kingdom. Upper Mustang. The Land of the Loba people, was closed to non-Nepalese (except for a brief time in the 1950s) until 1992. It is now open for all.
We organize your trip to the last Frontier which takes one and a half days. Departing from Kathmandu in the late afternoon, you will fly to Pokhara, one of the Nepal's most picturesque areas known for stunning mountain views. The trans-Himalayan journey to Mustang starts early next day. You will cross fertile lowlands and hills draped with rhododendron and other flora. Fantastic views of Macchapuchre (6,994m) - the famous fish-tail peak, Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Tukuche Peak (6,920m) and many other mountains are in your sights.
You will also fly over the Kali Gandaki river which, lying between Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas, is the world's deepest gorge. Settlements in the Thak Khoa region dot the way; these tiny hamlets were part of the old salt trade route to Tibet once traveled by Mule trains. Then its on the Jomsom, a windswept Himalayan settlement, and north to the arid land of Lo, leaving the mountain behind.
Lo is breathtakingly beautiful. The mountain views are stunning. Snow caped peaks covering an area of about 2,000 square kilometers tower over deep canyons, moraine valleys, windswept ridges, old forts and the Lobas - the people who dwell in Mustang. The Lobas are descendants of nomads from Western Tibet and were once ruled by their own raja (king) in this fabled Kingdom. Although the Lobas share many aspects of their customs and religion with Tibetans and Sherpas, there is a unique society. Some say its more Tibetan than Tibet.
During your forty five minute stop in Lo-Manthang you will see the walls that protect the ancient city, lined with prayer stones and lookout towers. Inside the walls it is a different world: old gompas monasteries), finely carved wood pillars, beautiful images of Buddhist deities, and fine frescoes-a veritable treasures house of religion and cultures. Mustang is truly Nepal's last Frontiers.