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This helicopter tour in Nepal covers the best of Nepal in relatively shorter time. Explore the cultural treasure trove in Kathmandu, where mortals live together with their Gods & Goddess, soak into the beautiful natural wonders Pokhara has to offer, experience the most amazing wildlife activity of Asia at Chitwan National Park and most importantly enjoy the heli-ride to the most beautiful corner of the Himalayas, Annapurna Base Camp!
Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is itself an exciting and memorable experience as exotic panoramic view of snow-capped Himalaya’s sprawls before you. A representative and driver from our office will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel and help you check into the hotel. Thereafter, you will be thoroughly briefed about your travel plan.
Kathmandu, the historical and cultural heart of Nepal, has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and western influence. There will be a half day guided tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the holy Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath - the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, the 'monkey temple' of Swayambhunath and the medieval palace of the Malla Kings at Kathmandu Durbar Square. After the sightseeing tour, you will be escorted to the 'Garden of Dreams' or 'Swapna Bagicha'. Amidst the chaos of Kathmandu, the Garden of Dreams (located just two minutes walk from Thamel Chowk), opens up into a haven of peace and tranquility. A dream project of Field Marshal Kaiser SJB Rana, the neo-classical garden was built in the 1920s. Kaiser Shamsher erected six impressive freestanding pavilions, each dedicated to one of the six seasons of Nepal. These pavilions provide the Garden's architectural framework and complement the arrangements of flowers, shrubs, and trees. Unfortunately, of the original four acres and six pavilions (named after the six Nepali seasons), only 1.2 acres and three pavilions remain. The garden is built along the lines of an Edwardian Garden - paved perimeter paths, interposed by pavilions, trellises, and various planting areas, surround a sunken flower garden with a large pond at its center. It has an exquisite ensemble of fountains, pergolas, balustrades, urns, and statues. After exploring the Garden we sit out to enjoy dinner at the Kaiser Restaurant located at the corner of Basanta (spring) Pavilion.
You take a 25 minutes’ flight to Pokhara. During the flight, we get to savor the most mesmerizing views of glorious Manaslu and the snow-capped Annapurna Mountain range. On reaching Pokhara, you will be escorted to the hotel. From the resort, you get wonderful views of the Himalayas.
From Pokhara Airport, you take an exciting helicopter ride to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m), one of the most famous trekking destinations in the world. The flight offers panoramic views of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Peak and Hiunchuli. As you leave Pokhara, the valley's lakes, namely Begnas, Rupa, and Phewa, look like jewels from up above. The approach to Annapurna Base Camp opens up with a spectacular view of the Annapurna Sanctuary-a high glacial basin flanked by the snowy peaks of Annapurna I, II, III and IV and the fishtail spire of Machhapuchhre. After landing at the Annapurna Base Camp, you will be given ample time to take pictures and explore a bit, before the return flight. Afternoon activities include boating on Phewa Lake, visit Davis Fall, Bindyabasini Temple and Mahendra Gupha (cave).
A heli ride will bring you to Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO Natural Heritage site. The park offers a unique and exceptional wildlife experience, being the home to several rare species, in particular, the one-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal tiger, bear, wild boar, deer, bison, crocodiles etc.
Surrender to the pure pleasure of jungle activities! Safari excursion includes jungle safari, canoeing and bird watching. Unlike African animals, those in Chitwan tend to be rather solitary and shy. But our expert guides know how to track these elusive creatures and you can enjoy a glimpse or two of some of these endangered animals. Today we continue to explore the park in a jeep, looking for rhinos, tigers, elephants, wild boars and the masses of beautiful birds living here. In the evening we enjoy a Tharu cultural program.
After your wildlife adventure, you will be escorted to Bharatpur airport to catch a flight to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, you can spend the day at leisure.
Our office representative takes you to the airport for your flight home with wonderful memories of Heli Tour.
We have a team of highly experienced and multilingual guides (guides who can speak your language – major languages only). They are professionally trained and are thoroughly versed about nature, culture and history of each place in this itinerary.
We operate Nepal helicopter tours for private team of any size. So you can enjoy your private trip without having to deal and confront with other people who have different interests and attitude. Each trip is accompanied by a tour guide and driver(s). Nepal helicopter tours of four to eight days in duration are ideal for an extension trip if you have booked any longer trekking holidays in Nepal or tours/treks in Tibet.
Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan offer a wide range of accommodation facilities, from 5 star luxury hotels to budget-priced guest houses. Top hotels give you high quality services. Explore Himalaya will assist you in hotel reservation.
Breakfast is included but lunch and dinner are excluded in all our tour costs. In Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan, there are plenty of quality restaurants that serve Nepali and continental dishes. A good continental lunch or dinner at a good restaurant costs approximately USD 10-15. Full board option is also available on request.
In all our packaged tours, airport pick-ups and drops are included. You need to pass on your International flight details to us for a “meeting and greeting” service at airport. On arrival you just pass on the Customs and come out of the Terminal building where you will see someone standing with a placard with either ‘Explore Himalaya’ or your name written on it. Our airport representative or tour officer will greet you and welcome you at the airport. You will then be escorted to your hotel where you will be briefed about your further activities in detail. After your trip is over you will be transferred back to the airport in time to catch your flight back home.
We have a fleet of latest model luxury vehicles of all types and sizes, from small two-seater luxury cars to large capacity luxury tourist coaches. 4WD Land cruisers are used in off-road destinations like Jiri and Manang. Size and type of vehicle depend on size of your group. We use two-seater car for 1-2 persons, micro luxury 6-seater van for 3-5 persons, 10 seater van for 6-9 persons and tourist coach or coaster for group size above 10 persons. Our drivers are specially trained to serve in the hospitality industry. The vehicles are checked carefully before assigning them to your service.
Tips are appreciated by your support team after the completion of your trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. As a suggestion, we advise that you can allocate 5- 10 % of the total tour cost as tips.
Clothing varies with the types of tours and seasons. From April to the end of October, it is warm in Kathmandu and Pokhara, and hot/humid in Chitwan. In Nepal clothing for traveling purpose should be comfortable and light. You can also wear longer shorts provided that it is weather- friendly. In the months of November to the end of March, days are usually warm and evenings are cool. Put on your summer clothes during the daytime but in the evening and night it is advisable to carry a light jacket. Winter season starts from December to February. One must be equipped with sufficient winter wears like jackets, sweaters, trousers etc. to stay protected from the cold. Though this is a Heli tour, you still need to be properly dressed as you going in the altitude with a stopover above 4000m. In accordance to Nepali weather you can have your clothes well-packed in your luggage or you can also purchase clothes of your choice and needs from the clothing stores in Nepal.
Your booking of this trip will be confirmed by email once we receive your deposit of $500 and the signed copy of booking form and contract. The balance is due no later than two months prior to departure. If you book a tour less than 2 months prior to departure, you must send the full payment within 7 days of confirmation by us.
If you cancel your booking, the following scale of charges will apply: • 2 months before departure – Loss of deposit (US$ 500) • 29 days to 2 months before departure – 30% of total trip cost • 10 to 28 days before departure – 60% of total trip cost • Less than 10 days before departure – 100% of total trip cost
It is fundamental to acknowledge that trip is an adventure tour in mountains. This requires some flexibility. The itinerary is taken only as a guideline. We cannot be held responsible for any delays caused by International or domestic flights, strikes, Government regulations, weather or natural casualties etc. In such cases, Explore Himalaya shall provide suitable alternatives which will be decided upon mutual agreement. If you have any questions regarding this trip, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or directly by phone: +977-1-4418100. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours.