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    Best Helicopter Tours in Nepal

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    Heli tours in Nepal are an exemplary way of experiencing the land of the Himalayas. The geographical structure of Nepal implies Helicopter tour is the best way for exploring the natural beauty of Nepal. Helicopters are not only the means of transportation for experiencing natural beauty but also have been used for numerous rescue operations. The most popular destinations in Nepal are generally accessible via trekking because those places are quite remote from road-connected areas. If you want to experience the true beauty of the Himalayas in a short period of time, helicopter tours are the most exemplary way. In fact, Helicopter tours are considered one of the safest mediums of transportation in the context of Nepal because the topography of Nepal remains extremely unpredictable During the monsoon period the problems of landslides, and flood rises at the peak which makes traveling extremely dangerous however in such case helicopters have been performing outstandingly in terms of tours or rescues. Luxury Holidays Nepal has been operating different Helicopter tours as per your choices, i.e helicopter tours are customizable and the best possible available packages will be presented to you.

    Best time for Helicopter Tour in Nepal

    Pre-winter is the best timeframe to encounter helicopter visits. During this period the weather conditions are by all accounts generally quiet and chill. However Helicopter Tours are done in spring as well as the colder time of year, the cleanest and most clear timeframe would be pre-winter. The more settled the climate the smoother the ride would be, regardless the experience of a helicopter ride is certainly extraordinary. Although spring and autumn have a peak flow of domestic and international tourists, helicopter tours remain constant throughout the year because most of the tours are carried out in the morning when the weather remains mostly calmer than the rest of the day. So you don't have to worry about time constraints, come visit the lust Himalayas at any time of the year. 

    Luxury Holidays Nepal has been operating tours and services from different nooks and corners of the region, the tours are customizable and can be created as per the person's interest.

    Here are some of the well-known popular helicopter tour destinations in Nepal are given below:

    Best Helicopter Tours in Nepal

    EBC helicopter tour

    The door to the tallest peak in the world is “Mt.Everest”, Everest base camp is the most popular helicopter tour destination in Nepal. Many dreams of standing on the tallest point on earth but very few are lucky enough to stand on it, however, you definitely can see the doors leading to it. Everest base camp is a popular trekking destination however many people are not able to trek due to various circumstances for those Everest base camp Helicopter tour is a perfect destination. Everest base camp lies under a protected area namely Sagarmatha national park hence you can expect some of the richest flora and fauna. These flora and fauna are some of the rare and protected species alive in today's date, this makes the tour an incredible experience. The birds-eye view of those dense forests is a truly magical view, if you are lucky enough you will witness some of the most prominent faunas such as the Red panda, Snow leopard, Bengal tiger, etc. The range of facing a wide variety of flora and fauna remains infinite.

    Name of Helicopter Tour

    EBC Helicopter tour

    Duration

    3 to 4 hrs 

    Best Time

    Jan-May and Aug-Dec 

    Maximum Altitude

    (5,364m / 17,598 ft)/(5,644 m / 18,517 ft)

    Route

    Kathmandu-Lukla-EBC/ Kalapathar-Lukla-Kathmandu 

    Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

    The most prominent destination after the Everest base camp is the Annapurna base camp. Statistically, it is the most visited place after EBC where both trekking and helicopter tour is preferred. Annapurna base camp is the gateway to the world's tenth-highest mountain Annapurna. The base camp stands at an astounding elevation of 4130 m and can only be reached via trekking, for many people trekking isn't an optimum choice due to various circumstances however helicopter tours have led many of those people to want to experience the Himalayan paradise. The tour is not just about reaching the base camp but it's about the overall experience of observing different art and architecture on the way. The tour starts from the capital of Nepal where you will observe the UNESCO world heritage sites, and panoramic views of the Himalayas including Langtang, Ganesh, Manaslu, Himalchuli, and many more. The route to the base camp passes through the protected area of Annapurna where you can see different flora and fauna, during the spring season the dense forest will be covered with lust rhododendrons. The bird's eye view of that region is just spectacular.

    Name of Helicopter Tour

    ABC Helicopter tour

    Duration

    3 to 4 hrs 

    Best Time

    Jan-May and Aug-Dec 

    Maximum Altitude

    4130 m

    Route

    Kathmandu-Pokhara-ABC/ ABC-Pokhara-Kathmandu 

    For more information about, Annapurna Helicopter Tour, please click here.

    Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour

    One of the most prominent destinations for the people of Hindu and Buddhist communities of Nepal. The lake is religiously very significant and important, it is believed that Lord Shiva used this lake to drink water to save himself from the poisonous water that he drank from the sea to save the world. The months of July and August are very popular. It's the time when thousands of pilgrims from all around Nepal as well as India visit the lake to worship the supreme god Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri. The tour starts from the capital of Nepal where you will first observe the UNESCO world heritage sites from a birds-eye view followed by hills, rivers and cannons, village settlements, several cultural and historical monuments, ponds, and many eye-catching views. Gosaikunda has several subsidiaries and you will be able to visit different subsidiaries along with Gosaikunda.

    Name of Helicopter Tour

    Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour

    Duration

    1 to3 hrs 

    Best Time

    Jan-May and Aug-Dec 

    Maximum Altitude

    4380 m

    Route

    Kathmandu-Gosaikunda-Kathmandu

    For more information about, Langtang Helicopter Tour, please click here.

    Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour

    The only forbidden kingdom of Nepal also known as the land behind the Himalayas is an isolated valley with indigenous peoples. Mustang is a very significant destination in terms of religion and natural beauty. Upper Mustang has been isolated for a very long period of time and is considered as one of the richest natural mineral resources where many researchers and scientists from all around the world visit to see the richness of the valley. Upper Mustang lies west of the capital of Nepal and the helicopter tour starts from the capital of the country or from the tourist hub of Nepal, Pokhara. Eventually, you will be passing through world UNESCO heritage sites, huge hills and landscapes, fresh flowing river water, waterfalls, lakes, and many more. The highlight of the upper mustang helicopter tour would be the ancient caves on gigantic rocks that were used as settlements and shields against the attackers when Nepal had broken out of the war with Tibet in history.

    Name of Helicopter Tour

    Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour

    Duration

    1 to 4hrs 

    Best Time

    Jan-May and Aug-Dec 

    Maximum Altitude

    3900 m

    Route

    Kathmandu-Mustang-UpperMustang-Mustang-Kathmandu

    For more information about, Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour, please click here

    Gokyo Helicopter Tour

    Gokyo is a clear water oligotrophic lake that resides at an astounding elevation of 4700m that lies in the protected region of Sagarmatha National Park. The lake originated from the marvelous mountain Gokyo Ri. It's one of the most peaceful lakes sitting right beside the tallest peak in the world, “Mt. Everest” where you can observe its amazing aura of it. The clear blue water will resemble you in a different world of calmness and peacefulness. The Heli tour provides panoramic views of Shishapangma 8012m, Gaurishankar 7134m, Cho Oyu 8201m, Makalu 8463m, and last but not least Mt.Everest 8848.86 m respectively.

    Name of Helicopter Tour

    Gokyo Helicopter Tour

    Duration

    1 to 4hrs 

    Best Time

    Jan-May and Aug-Dec 

    Maximum Altitude

    5000m

    Route

    Kathmandu-Lukla-Gokyo-Lukla-Kathmandu

    For a complete guide on the Helicopter tour in Nepal, please click here.

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    Luxury Holidays Nepal has been operating helicopter tours in different parts of the country, if you want to know more about helicopter tours in Nepal please Contact Us.

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    Jyoti Karki is an expert travel blogger. She has been writing blogs for a long time. Along with writing about diverse locations. She personally travels to many different places, went hiking and trekking in Nepal, and has also visited several areas of India and enjoys writing on her blogs about them.