Tour Duration: 3 hours 5 seat /6 seat helicopters available
The Annapurna region is situated north of the beautiful lakeside town of Pokhara 200 kms west of Kathmandu.In a land that is already so varied, Annapurna stands out as the best example. It is in fact the most diverse protected area on earth.
Nowhere else in Nepal can you experience such a wide range of human culture and geography where seven ethnic groups live and work; from Hindu farmers in the lower reaches of the region to Tibetan Lamas in the Manang Valley and beyond almost on the border of Tibet.
The region contains some of the most beautiful mountains in the himalayas over 8000 mtrs and the deepest river gorge in the world. Due to the extremes of elevation there is a remarkable diversity of flora and fauna; from sub tropical lowland forests of oak, bamboo and rhododendron in the south to the high alpine meadows and windswept plateaus in the northern regions.
The Grey Languor monkey and a variety of cats and rodents are found at lower levels. The elusive Snow Leopard and The Himalayan Black Bear inhabit the higher altitudes (4500mtrs +); Over 400 species of birds have been recorded in the region. The heli tour takes you right into the heart of these incredible mountains and you will have an opportunity (around 30 minutes) to amongst them.The tour is operated on a charter basis for individuals, couples, families and group of friends.
Starting from Tribhuvan International Airport, the flight takes you via The Langtang Himalayan range to Pokhara. Then we wind up into the mountains via Poonhill – Jomsom – Muktinath. The helicopter will land at Poon hill (3190m) for a short time for some breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South.
What's included ?
- All airport pick ups and drops
- Accommodation as per itinerary (4 nights) in 5 Star hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu by private car with guide
- All entry permits in Kathmandu
- Farewell dinner
What's not included ?
- Expenses of personal nature
- Bar bills
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu / welcome and pick up from airport and transfer to hotel / Introduction and tour briefing.
Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu / visits to many historical and architectural monuments
Day 03 : Helicopter Tour into the heart of the Annapurna Himal.This tour is an ideal choice for those on limited time, who nevertheless wish to get a real flavour of the Himalayas. A wonderful opportunity to see some of the outstanding Himalayan peaks of Nepa at close range. The day in total is around five hours.
Day 04 : Relaxation and shopping in Kathmandu / farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with a Nepali cultural show.
Day 05 : As per the flight schedule / transfer to airport / flight to onward destination