Nepal by Helicopter
Nepal by Helicopter is a luxurious way to explore the mountains in Nepal. The operations are run by Fishtail Air Pvt Ltd, a helicopter charter company operating within Nepal, with its base in Kathmandu. Established in 1997 it has since been actively involved in operation throughout the country with occasional Trans-border flights to Bhutan and India. The company operates Helicopter tours to Mount Everest, Annapurna and Langtang Mountain Ranges.
Helicopters in Nepal now support trekking adventures, now popularly known as "Heli-Trekking". Aerial sightseeing flights over the heritage and tourist spots within the Kathmandu Valley provide a different perspective.
After a comprehensive tour of Kathmandu take a helicopter flight to view the Great Himalayan range including Mt Everest. Return to Chitwan National Park for a 2-day safari on the back of an elephant. Fly to Pokhara, west of Kathmandu and fly north to Jomsom across Annapurna massif provide some of the best views of the Himalayas.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 7-DAY NEPAL TOUR BY HELICOPTER…
And, experience the majestic views of the Mt Everest.
Nepal is one of the few countries in the world whose geographical features extend from the terrain plains, the habitats of tigers and rhinos to the highest mountain ranges that include Mt. Annapurna, Makalu and Everest. On this private one-week tour of Nepal you will have a diverse experience from the majestic views of the Mt Everest to the jungle safari and a short stay in the trans-Himalayan town of Jomosom.
Beginning in Kathmandu, spend two days with your private guide exploring the spectacular temples and stupas, the religious sites for Buddhists and Hindus. Visit surrounding towns to appreciate the Newari architecture and craftsmanship. Take an early morning flight to view the majestic peaks of Mt. Everest, Makalu and other mountains – a once in a lifetime experience.
Next visit the Royal Chitwan National Park for two nights. Once a hunting ground for aristocrats, the park is now a protected area, and you have the chance to spot one-horned rhino, leopard, deer, sloth bear, and perhaps even the elusive Bengal tiger, all while riding high atop an elephant's back.
After a good rest and exploring the elusive wildlife, fly to the trans-Himalayan town of Jomsom via Pokhra. All along the flight you will have clear views of Mt Annapurna, Machapucharre and other peaks sometimes as close as almost touching the mountain itself. This is a flight with some amazing views!
Spend one night in Jomsom at over 3,000m before returning to Kathmandu for last minute shopping before taking your onward flight.
Nepal by Helicopter On this private one-week tour of Nepal you will have a diverse experience from the majestic views of the Mt Everest to the jungle safari and a short stay in the trans-Himalayan town of Jomsom.
Kathmandu, Chitwan, Jomsom
(7 Days – Travel Any Day)
Day 1 – Arrive
Kathmandu Meet and greet on arrival. After a warm reception, our representative will escort you to your hotel for 2 nights stay.
The origin of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, has seen an interesting past. From a wooden rest house on the Indo-Tibet trade route it became a hippy destination and the next two decades, a starting point for trekkers and mountaineers. In recent times, it has become a destination for the rich who also wish to have a glimpse of the Himalayas. They travel by helicopter, car and foot but with one ultimate aim; to see the unrivalled beauty of the Himalayas.
Hotel Soaltee (Nil)
Day 2 – Tour
Kathmandu Begin your private tour with a visit of Kathmandu city and the surrounding areas. There are shrines to both Buddhism and Hinduism at almost every corner but the one to see is Swayambhunath, holy for the Hindus and frequented by freely roaming holy monkeys. If time permits you can chose to visit Pashupatinath temple on the banks of the Bagmati River, the famous Shiva temple of Hindus and the Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath, a holy structure with eyes that watch over Kathmandu.
In the afternoon, visit Patan, one of 3 royal cities in the valley. A destination for connoisseurs of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. It is good to see these places but if you really want to get a feeling for the place, then take your time and walk through Thamel Street and observe everyday life. It provides a better understanding of the local people and their culture.
Hotel Soaltee (B)
Day 03 – Transfer
Chitwan NP After early breakfast take a private transfer to the Kathmandu airport for a 45-min flight to Lukla at the start point for the Mt Everest trek. Enjoy the flight above the Great Himalayan range and view some of the highest mountains in the world including Mt Everest. Nothing that you might have seen in pictures can compare the beauty that you will see for yourself. The sheer scale of the mountains is majestic and ice glaciers clinging to its ridges, the golden domes in the morning light jetting above a sea of clouds can mesmerising.
Return to Kathmandu by mid-day and after a quick re-fuelling stop fly to Chitwan National Park where you will be received by our representative and transferred to your hotel. After lunch, you will have a chance to settle into your room before gathering for tea prior to setting off on your afternoon elephant-back safari that generally takes around two and half hours.
Tiger Tops Resort (B, L, D)
Day 04 – Safari
Chitwan NP Early this morning you will be woken up for your morning safari. After a hot mug of tea, coffee or hot chocolate, you will mount your elephants and swing gently off through the undergrowth, watching as the jungle come alive with the sunrise, tracking the events of the previous night.
A hearty breakfast is served back at the Lodge, after which you’ll set off on foot to explore the jungle with one the expert naturalists from the lodge. Walking allows one the opportunity to learn all about the smaller animals and insects, each of which contributes in its own small way to the overall eco-system.
At lunch, you’ll stop for a delicious picnic and a snooze beneath a shady tree. And afterwards, you’ll make your way back to the Lodge in time for tea, keeping your eyes peeled for rhino, deer and the elusive tiger.
Tiger Tops Resort (B, L, D)
Day 05 – Transfer & Tour
Jomsom After breakfast leave Chitwan for Jomsom via Pokhara. Arrive Pokhara and after refuelling, proceed to Jomsom reaching there before 1000h.
After Lunch and some rest, take a private tour with your guide to the nearby village Marpha. Marpha is a large Thakali village with many excellent teahouses, however it still retains the typical architectural features of narrow alleyways, flat roofs, & whitewashed buildings. ‘Marpha’ means “mar” hard working and “pha” people and their hard work is evident from its many-storied old stone houses, built by hand without benefit of mud or mortar, painted in white with burnt red trimmed doors and windows. The main path is spotless and lined with souvenir shops and guesthouses and bakery shops offer the best apple pies and crumbles. There we will visit a superb Nyingmapa Buddhist gompa.
Jomsom Mountain Resort (B, L, D)
Day 06 – Transfer & Tour
Kathmandu After breakfast transfer to the Jomsom airport for your picturesque flight to Kathmandu. On arrival take a private transfer to your hotel.
After lunch and rest, take a private guided tour to the Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath, a holy structure with eyes that watch over Kathmandu. Later take a leisurely walk through Thamel Street and observe everyday life. It provides a better understanding of the local people and their culture.
Yak & Yeti hotel (B)
Day 07 – Depart
Kathmandu After breakfast transfer to the Kathmandu airport for your onward journey.
Make this your holiday
When to go Nepal like the rest of the Gangetic plains has four seasons. The winter in the Himalayas is cold and damp, when the high passes are closed and certainly not a good time to visit Nepal. But beginning February as the weather gets warmer, travellers rush to make high-altitude treks. The skies may not be very clear but the forests are full of rhododendrons and other flowers are in bloom.
The heat wave runs through May and the high altitude plateau sees dust storms until the monsoon finally arrives in mid-June. Mountain streams become torrents, landslides take down mountain paths and the Himalayas itself get shrouded in mist and mystery. It is not a popular time to visit Nepal.
But in September, when the rains stop, the dust has settled, the weather is balmy, the air is crip and the sky is clear; it is the most perfect time to visit Nepal. Visitors, trekkers and mountaineers are rewarded with gorgeous uninterrupted views of the high Himalayas.
Getting There Kathmandu has an international airport and is easily accessed via flights with Jet Airways, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Lufthansa. On arrival you can exchange your money at a bank just before immigration. Nearby is the visa counter where you can pay for your visa if you haven't got one already. While departing, for an international flight check-in at least two hours before departure, if not earlier as the counter gets busy during high season.
Passport/Visa A valid passport is required for all tourists except Indian nationals to travel to Nepal. A valid passport is required for all tourists except Indian nationals to travel to Nepal. You can apply for a visa on any entry points upon arrival. Payment should be made in US currency (exact change). Any other currency or credit cards are not accepted for visa payment. You will also need a photograph. However, to save time, tourist visa can also be obtained from Nepalese Embassies or Consulates abroad.