Accessing to the remote corners of the Himalayas in Nepal is not a problem for visitors. In fact, it is a pleasurable, adventurous and exciting activity 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 sightseeing has become a popular tourist activity in Nepal.
Satyam Tours & Travel offers special rates and guaranteed services of Helicopter chartering in Nepal. You can have this service for aerial survey, rescue, short visit, sight seeing, supporting activities, promotional activity for trade-fair, filming / shooting, cargo transportations etc.
Two types of helicopters currently operating and used for charter services. 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. It offers 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 sightseeing and intimate charters.
The helicopters can be used for pleasure as well as for practical purposes: from touristic enjoyment, trekking and mountaineering expeditions to technical and scientific works. It can be chartered for all kind of flights with or without airfields. The Nepalese Authority requires a test flight to a new destination, before a commercial flight can take place. Chartering a helicopter is especially advantageous for those who do not have much time to spare but want to see and experience all the attractions that Nepal has to offer. Here we present some programs for your reference.
Flying to Mt. Everest
Duration: 5 hours
Departure from Tribhuwan International Airport at 0700 hours for Lukla, proceed towards Everest to Everest glacier, Everest Ice Fall, Lhotse, South Col and Everest itself. On return leg, land at Tyangboche Monastery. Visit Monastery for 30 minutes and return to Kathmandu by 1200 hours via Lukla.
Highlights of the flight:
Landing at Lukla is quite another experience. The airport, built by Sir Edmund Hillary in the by gone days, is hemmed in by hills and mountains. Lukla is Sherpa territory, yet it is crowded by trekkers in thousands, on their way to Everest country. Your mountain flight, describing the above peaks is in the major highlight of your sojourn, providing dimensional vision of the mountains whose nearness would be the prime attraction of this flight. The massive Everest hulk is the dominating feature here, surrounded by other mighty mountains in their own rights. Another landmark of this flight is landing at Tyangboche Monastery, the Vatican of the Sherpas, the world famous “Tigers of the Snow”. The Monastery, rebuilt very recently, is a “must” for your visit. The serenity and peace of its neighborhood and surroundings will give you an impression of a harmonious blend of people and place. The fragility of the environment in its delicateness will not escape your attention. This is your flying visit to the neighborhood of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.
Langtang Valley Tour
Duration: 2 hours
Departure from Tribhuwan International Airport at 0700 hrs. Arrive at Langtang while over flying Langtang Valley. Enjoy the spectacular Mountain View for 45 minutes. Return to Kathmandu.
Highlights of the flight: In few minutes, the landscape of the Valley of Kathmandu changes almost dramatically into alpine country. The transformation is so immediate to be believable. But you’ll know it is true. Tamangs and Sherpas inhabit the Langtang Valley. The valley’s pristine purity is still intact and unmarred by the crowded modern world. The Langtang Range of mountains will be gently dominating you. This flight may instigate you, in future, to come for a trek into the Langtang National Park, famous among other things, for the rare Himalayan Red Panda and Yak Cheese, and memorable for its little markets and holy monasteries.
Scenic Himalayan Panorama Tour
Duration: 1 hour
Departure from Tribhuwan International Airport at 0700 hrs. and return after 1 hours scenic flight.
Highlights of the flight: The helicopter flight takes you towards the Helambu Valley, an enchanting locale in the midst of the seraphic and virgin splendor of the mountains. The neighborhood essentially belongs to the Sherpas, a race of mountain people better known as the “Tigers of the Snows”.
The landing site falls in the sedate premises of the Tarkeghyang Monastery. Here in a fragile and tranquil environment that abides all around, you will be able to see the Sherpa settlement that fringe the monastery itself.
Annapurna Sanctuary Tour ( From Pokhara)
Duration: 2 hours
Departure from Pokhara Airport at 0700 hrs. Over fly Annapurna Sanctuary with landing near Ghorepani Pass to view Himalayan Panorama including the DEEPEST GORGE IN THE WORLD.
Highlights of the flight: This flight takes you to the Annapurna Sanctuary, the amphitheatre-like enclosure at the foot of the Annapurna Massif. From here, one can look at the grandeur of the Annapurna Range in three-dimensional projections. It is a sight rather quite rare in the world.