Himalayan Monk Travels & Treks Pvt. Ltd. also provides a helicopter sightseeing tour around the Himalayas of Nepal. We have two types of helicopter, one operating for a private group of maximum 6 passengers and another is a bigger helicopter capable of transporting up to 22 passengers. Depending on the aircraft and number of passengers the craft and ascend to greater heights. One can easily get the closest view of the high Mt. Everest itself after landing on Kalapathar.
The helicopter tour is a luxurious and comfortable way to tour the mountains of Nepal. It is suitable for those people who have the time constraint in Nepal to visit the wonderful upper mountains. It is also for those people who may have some physical limitations to trek to the area or for those who want to skip the difficult trails and shorten the trek that might have taken a week or longer. A tour to the higher Himalayas has the outstanding view of landscapes and diverse topography with isolated settlements, glacier lakes, and passes, along with different perspectives of the high Himalayan ranges extending to the horizons that make the tour more than it’s worth.
Touring on a helicopter is safe as long the passengers follow the proper instructions and guidance provided. The pilots are well experienced and knowledgeable about ‘safety first’ as their motto. Landing a chopper requires only a small flat land that is available around the highest of the altitudes in Nepal. There are necessary precautions that all the crew and passenger need to keep in mind. Going to high altitudes on the helicopter without acclimatization is dangerous and can become fatal. The pilot will brief the duration for stay and time for takeoffs for proper acclimatization. Oxygen backup will be provided in case of emergency. However, it is better to seek medical help on your first symptom of altitude sickness as we prioritize your health over the tour.
Some popular heli tour destinations in Nepal include the Everest Heli trek, EBC and Kalapathar heli tour, Annapurna Heli tour, Langtang valley heli tour and Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan Luxury tour. Cost for the helicopter ride is per flight (the number of passengers decreases as altitude increases) and differs with various locations. For example, a heli tour to the Everest requires $4300 per flight for 1 to 3 passengers on an aircraft for 6 passengers. The tour duration is for 3 and a half hours. For other information, please contact us and drop your preferred destination to know the cost details and duration.