Langtang Helicopter Tour
In Nepal, going to remote corners of the Himalaya is not a problem for visitors. In fact, it is a pleasurable and exciting activity. How? By helicopter!. Since the whirlybird needs only a small landing space, it can be hired to take tourists to whichever destination and at whatever time they want to go. No wonder chartering a helicopter for sight-seeing has become a popular tourist activity in Nepal.
There are two types of helicopters currently operating in the private sector. The most frequently seen 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.
The other craft is the smaller and more maneuverable French made Ecureuil AS35OB series. This sports car of the rotor world is smooth and quiet and offers excellent visibility. Wide bodied and comfortable, it can carry five passengers and the newest models can land at 6.100 m. They are thus ideal for Himalayan sight-seeing and intimate charters.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu. Welcome and pick up from airport and transfer to hotel Dwarikas. Introduction and briefing about the trip.
Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Visits to many historical and architectural monuments are the main attractions of the day. Visits to Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square provide you with some great experience of cultural and historical aspects of ancient life of Nepalese, transfer to hotel Dwarikas
Day 03 : Helicopter Tour to Langtang
This 1 hour and 30 minutes tour commences from Tribhuvan International Airport and departs for a scenic flight to Langtang valley, naturally you will be rewarded by breathtakingly beautiful display of Himalayas plus it presents you an excellent opportunity to visit Langtang valley for about 30 minutes enabling you to make perfect commune with the place and enjoy natural serenity for a peace of mind.
Day 04 : Relaxation and shopping in Kathmandu. Farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant with Nepali cultural show.
Day 05 : As per the flight schedule, transfer to airport and fly back home with beautiful memories of Nepal..
· Helicopter : AS 350 B3E (H125)
· Power Plant : 1 Turbomeca Arriel 2D
· Service Sling : 23000 Ft
· Rate of Climb : 1818 fpm
· Capacity : 1 pilot + 6 Passengers
· Cruising Speed : 137 knots
· Max takeoff weight : 2250 kg
· Endurance : 3 Hours 20 Min
· Call Sign: 9N – AKP & 9N AKG
Highlights Of The Tour
Tour Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Best time for this tour: January through May and September through December
Note: This tour is operated in charter basis for individuals, couples, families and group of friends.
The conditions stated in the itinerary are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.
We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.