Helicopter tours in the Himalayas- Nepal is rich in world heritage sites, the top of the world, home to eight snow-covered mountain peaks over 8,000m, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha and home to the world’s most beautiful treks. In this small but vast country, you can experience Jungle activities, climbing the highest peaks and deep cultural tour holidays. Similarly, you can embark on a helicopter tour in Nepal taking you to the most remote corners of the Himalayas a truly memorable experience.
Since the helicopter only needs a small landing area it is able to take tourists to the most unreachable corners of this majestic mountain range. No wonder chartering a helicopter for sight-seeing has become a phenomenally 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 5000 meters 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. The sports car of the heli world it is nibble and offers fantastic visibility to capture the stunning views. Wide bodied and comfortable, it can carry five passengers and the newest models can land at 6100 meters. They are the ideal helicopter for Himalayan sight-seeing and personal charters.
Chartering a helicopter is especially advantageous for those who do not have much time to spare but want to see and experience all the landscapes that Nepal has to offer.