Helicopter Trips in Nepal are getting popular by the day as an alternative means of adventure journey to beautiful and isolated destinations. Gone are the days you had to trek for weeks on end to be in close vicinity of the beautiful Himalayans or immerse in the beauty of different isolated corners. You will always have that option if you want to, of course! However, helicopter trips give you an exclusive chance to bask in the marvels of nature and experience Nepal’s surreal beauty from the comfort of a helicopter.
Be it feasting you eyes on the majestic vistas of snowy mountains and glaciated passes or enjoying the aerial view of quaint Nepalese villages set on panoramic landscapes, here we have listed 3 most popular helicopter trips in Nepal to make the most out of your journey.
Annapurna Helicopter Tour
Annapurna Helicopter Tour is undoubtedly one of the most delightful air journey with only few stops and a breathtaking landing in the heart of Annapurna Base Camp. The three-hour-long journey begins from the Lake City of Pokhara and soon heads towards the Annapurna Sanctuary and Annapurna Base camp as we fly over serene lakes, choppy rives, and lush green hills.
The highest elevation point of the day’s adventure is 4,130m, from where we can have amazing views of mountain stretch which includes Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, LamjungHimal and Manaslu mountain range, as well as the view of mid-western Himalayas. The picturesque views of the Lake City of Pokhara and the high hill Gurung villages are a bonus!
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is an excellent alternative to trekking to be at the heart of Everest Base Camp. The four to five-hour long journey begins from Kathmandu domestic airport. As soon as the flight takes off, you can feast your eyes on views of the regal hills and central peaks like Langtang, Jugal, and Gaurishankar. The chopper will first land at Lukla for refueling, where we can observe the ancient Buddhist villages and lifestyle.
We will then fly over DudhKoshi gorge and land at Everest Base Camp (5,364m). This way, without the hassle of going through strenuous trekking, you can be in the vicinity of Mt. Everest and other magnificent eight thousanders like Lhotse, Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu and Makalu. Another main highlight of the trip is that you will at just mere distance from the gigantic Khumbu Icefall.
Heli Tour to Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar
Heli tour to everest base camp and kalapathar is yet another outstanding chopper experience in the Everest region. It doesn’t only take you to the base of the highest mountain in the world, but also to the finest viewpoint in the entire Khumbu region, Kala Patthar. The two to three-hour long flight commences from Kathmandu, flying eastwards parallel to the Himalayan range.
You will be amazed by the amazing landscape that will unfold in front of you, as your pilot will glide the helicopter above quaint Sherpa villages and gompas and a stretch of snow-caped mountains like Khumbu Himal, AmaDablam, Kantega, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori and Mt. Everest. Another main highlight of the trek is a brief stopover at Kala Patthar, also known as the highest meeting point in the world.