Helicopter Tours In Nepal

Among the top tours in Nepal, Helicopter Tours in Nepal is getting more popular these days as a new way of exploring Nepal. This type of tours is quite beneficial for those who want a short and easy way to travel to Nepal. 

Trekkers from all over the world flock into Nepal to do trekking and to enjoy the wonderful Mother Nature. They trek for days and days to reach their destination but trekking is not a cup of tea for all. It takes a lot of stamina and physical strength . So travelers who want to enjoy the same views and scenery can have Helicopter Tours in Nepal to fulfill their dreams.

Why heli tours so popular in Nepal?

Due to the hectic and busy schedules of people nowadays, people have limited holidays. And within this short time period, they want to enjoy the true beauty of Nepal. Hence, visitors came to do Helicopter tours in Nepal to fulfill their dreams. 

Basically, helicopter tours in Nepal offer a wonderful close and aerial view of the great Himalayas. That includes Mt.Everest, Mt.Makalu, Mt.Annapurna, Mt.Dhaulagiri, Langtang Lirung and many more. Also, views of dazzling rivers, frozen lakes, alluring forest, local villages, etc.

Nepal Helicopter Tours Package provides both pickup and drop facility from any place of Nepal based on the traveler’s location. Nepal Heli Tours usually begins either from the city of lakes “Pokhara” or the capital city “Kathmandu”. Besides pickup and dropping, Nepal Heli also provides services like rescuing of lost or sick travelers who need immediate medical help.

The helicopter tour package is a 1-day tour package that starts early in the morning from Kathmandu or Pokhara. And get completes around 2-3 hours depending on the tour’s location. 

Why Choose Helicopter Tours in Nepal

Well, there are a lot of reasons to have heli tours in Nepal which are:

Time-Saving

Trekking for days is not everyone capable of and the landscape and geography of Nepal add extra challenges and difficulty to this trek. To reach a specific place requires a hard and long distance walk which consumes more time to reach. 

Hence, Nepal helicopter Tours plays a vital role which ultimately saves time to reach a target destination also can reach places that are not possible in a short time span. 

Energy Saving

Hiking for days and days makes trekkers tired and loses their energy which slightly affects the trip’s excitement and joy. Here, Nepal Heli Tours came to rescue which takes travelers to the places that take days of hiking within a couple of hours.

Emergency Services

Trekking in high altitude places arises too many risk factors such as altitude sickness, extreme fatigue and more. These problems must be handled immediately which is quite difficult and risky while trekking which may lead to serious damages. But in the case of helicopter tours in Nepal, these problems are not that serious as medical help can be given immediately while traveling on a helicopter.

Top 4 Best Helicopter Tours in Nepal 

We (Nepal Everest Base Camp)  offers various wonderful helicopter tours; 4 out of them is the most popular.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

It is the most popular helicopter tours in Nepal. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour takes you to an incredible journey of World Highest Peak i.e. Mount Everest. Helicopter flight to Everest is the best choice for those who can’t bear long day steep walk, high altitude, freezing coldness. For them, Everest Helicopter Tour came forward to tour them around the great spots of the Everest/Khumbu region. 

The helicopter lands either on Everest Base Camp or Kalapathar. Both are the best places in Nepal to have a face to face contact with might Everest along with other higher mountains. The overall trip can be completed within 3 hours.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing at Everest Base Camp offers a remarkable tour around EBC with marvelous scenery of Mt.Everest, Mt.Nuptse, Mt.Ama Dablam and more. Whereas Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing at Kalapathar provides exploration around Kalapathar( the highest point of EBC trek as well as the best viewpoints in Nepal). Kalapathar exhibits a 360-degree picture of the entire Himalayas in a wide range. That is quite enough to make your tour memorable and exciting. 

The heli tour to Everest passes through beautiful villages of Namche, Tengboche, Syangboche, Dingboche and many more depending on the traveler's wishlist. Travelers get a few break-time for breakfast at the famous “Everest View Hotel”, Syangboche. Here, you can enjoy tea/coffee, breakfast, etc. with breathtaking panoramic views of great Himalayan Ranges. 

After having breakfast and a short tour around Everest View Hotel, we head to Lukla. And then back to Kathmandu which is the climax destination of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

Heli tour to Everest Base camp usually done in groups with a size of 5. For those who want a private helicopter tour, we (Nepal Everest Base Camp) can manage that too.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Panoramic glimpse of Mt.Everest, Mt.Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam and many more.
  • Short and Easy trip (completed within 3 hours).
  • Beautiful village of Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Syangboche etc.
  • Alluring forest of pines, oaks and rhododendrons.
  • Exploring Everest Base Camp.
  • Enjoy the views and scenery from Kalapathar (highest point on EBC Trek).
  • Deliteful breakfast at Everest View Hotel with magnificent Himalayas views.
  • Glimpse of Sagarmatha National park.
  • Local food and drinks. 

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Also called Annapurna Helicopter Tour or ABC Helicopter Tour is the best way to explore the Annapurna Sanctuary in a short time span. This Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour takes you to the base of Mt. Annapurna, Mt.Dhaulagiri and Mt.Machhapuchhre(Fishtail) 

ABC helicopter tour is very suitable for elders and children as it is one of the most popular holiday tours in Nepal. 

Travelers who can’t do Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC Trek), for them helicopter tour to Annapurna is the best option to enjoy the snow-capped mountains and dramatic scenery. ABC helicopter tour cross through green and vibrant forest of oaks, pines, and rhododendrons situated at different altitudes of this region.

The helicopter lands on the Annapurna Base Camp and rests for 35-50 minutes for the visitors to explore around ABC. The package for Annapurna helicopter Tour comes into two choices: Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu and another is the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour from Pokhara. The overall trip takes 2 hours to complete. Normally your helicopter tour to Annapurna base camp is starting from pokhara if you have private helicopter tour or full group trip for this tour it will be your choice where will be you want to start. 

Heli tour to Annapurna usually done in groups with a size of 5. For those who want a private helicopter tour, we (Nepal Everest Base Camp) can manage that too. 

  • Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour
  • Popular holiday package among elders and children.
  • Vibrant rhododendron forest, green hills and farms, unique landscape and geography.
  • Snow-capped mountain peaks that includes Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre etc.
  • Famous Gurung Village of Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Deurali and more.
  • Adore the exceptional beauty of Annapurna range from base camp.
  • Suitable of handicapped people who wants to feel Annapurna region.

Langtang Helicopter Tour

Helicopter tour to Langtang is a beautiful flight trip around the hidden and untouched valley of Langtang region. This Langtang helicopter tour provides a closeup view of snow-capped mountains, rhododendron forest, remote and ancient villages, etc. Also, offers beautiful scenery of Langtang National Park, deep valley, , and landscapes. 

Langtang Helicopter Tour takes off from Kathmandu Valley and lands at beautiful Tibetan village, Kyanjin Gompa (3,950m). This ancient Tibetan village incorporates ancient monastery, houses, local cheese factory, and old traditional people. And, the amazing peaks such as Ganesh Himal (7,407m), Langtang Lirung (7,246m) and Dorje Lakpa (6,975m) are the major attraction of this Langtang helicopter tour.  Langtang valley helicopter tour takes about 2 hours to complete.

Besides Kyanjin Gompa, the helicopter also lands near Gosaikunda which is a famous religious and holy place for Hindu’s and Buddhists. Here lies the holy lake of Gosaikunda which attracts thousands of visitors yearly to have a glimpse and feel the aura of this frozen lake. Thus, Langtang Heli Tour is also called the Gosaikunda helicopter tour.

Heli tour to Langtang Valley usually done in groups with a size of 5. For those who want a private helicopter tour, we (Nepal Everest Base Camp) can manage that too.

Highlights of Langtang Valley Helicopter Tour

  • Explore the hidden and virgin valley of Langtang region.
  • Marvelous views of high peaks like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Lakpa Dorje and so on.
  • Ancient and Remote Tibetan village of Kyanjin.
  • Local cheese factory and ancient monastery.
  • Aerial view of Langtang National Park.
  • Snow-capped mountains, glaciers, rivers, water springs etc.

Muktinath Helicopter Tour

It is an amazing flight journey to holy and religious hindu’s temple dedicated to lord vishnu called The Muktinath Temple. This holy temple is considered as the highest altitude temple in the world. Located at an elevation of 3,710m under the Thorong La Pass(highest Pass of the world) (part of Himalayas). 

Helicopter tour to Muktinath offers stunning views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhree and high sandstone hills. The cool breeze flowing across these dry lands provides inner peace and freshness to mind, body and soul.

Muktinath Heli Tour starts either from Kathmandu or Pokhara Valley depending on the traveler’s location. Overall, Muktinath helicopter tour takes 3-5 hours including landing time at Muktinath Temple. Muktinath Temple is famous among Hindu and Buddhist and believed as bathing from 108 stones taps and holy pond cleanse all the impurities and sins of humans.

Besides Muktinath Temple, there are other nearby temple and monastery which includes Jawala Devi Mai temple whose flames never cease out. Muktinath is the only place on earth where you can find five elements: air, water, earth, fire and sky according to Hindu and Buddhists myths.

The helicopter lands at Ranipauwa which takes 1 and a half hours to reach from Kathmandu valley.

Hence, Muktinath Helicopter tour offers wonderful religious and spiritual journey to the lap of great Himalayas. Besides that, you can view beautiful villages of Kagbeni, Jomson, Marpha and many more.

Highlights of Muktinath Helicopter Tour

  • Holy Temple of Lord Vishnu.
  • Bathing at 108 stones water taps and two holy ponds.
  • Jwala Devi temple and buddhist monastery.
  • Horse ride to the temple.
  • Local markets.
  • Stunning views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and many more.
  • Authentic local food and drinks.
  • Beautiful scenery of villages.
  • Kali Gandaki rivers and gorge ( World deepest gorge).

Best Season for Helicopter Tours in Nepal

4 main seasons in Nepal are Summer or Monsoon, Autumn, Winter and Spring. Among them the most popular season for Helicopter Tours is Autumn and Spring season. As the weather are mostly clear providing the crystal clear view of Himalayas along with surrounding peaks. Helicopter tours during these seasons are considered safe as there is a less chance of weather getting bad. The entire hilly and mountainous region awakes from a deep sleep of winter. And starting to blossom into vibrant colorful flowers. Hence, spring and autumn are the most crowded and peak time of the year to visit Everest, Annapurna and Lagtang region.

Late september-early november and late february-april is the best time for Helicopter tours in Nepal.

Besides that, winter and monsoon are least or off-season time of the year to do helicopter tours. As the weather during this time period are very unpredictable. During Monsoon season, the heavy rain and thundering clouds may disturb the helicopter flight and the views are also not that great. In Nepal, mid june - september is the season of Monsoon. Similarly, during the winter season the climate is freezing cold and becomes difficult to travel also the views are not so clear. Winter season begins from November- February in Nepal.

Conclusion

Traveling is an essential part of the human life cycle which gives freshness and peacefulness to our mind, body, and soul. If you don’t have enough time for trekking like EBC trek, Annapurna Trek, etc. you can experience the same atmosphere as those trekkers. The only difference is that you can reach the final destination within a couple of hours whereas trekkers take 6 to 9 days.  It is only possible through the best helicopter tours in Nepal packages.

Nepal Everest Base Camp offers wonderful services related to Nepal helicopter tours which include a safe and affordable flight trip. We give high priority to customer satisfaction and also focus not to miss anything that has values.