Published on Wednesday, 30 June 2010 15:13 Written by HimTravel Venture Hits: 1413
Fly across the panoramic himalayan ranges that are covered with snow. As you take off from Kathmandu Langtang Lirung (7245m) looms before you. The chopper turns east towards Gaurishanker and Everest. As you travel you will be watching unrestricted view of Gosaithan (8046m), Chhoba Bhamare (5496m), Gaurishanker (7134m), Melungtse (7161m), Chugimago (6259m) and then prominent peaks like Numbur (6957m) and Cho Oyu (8201m) appear as you approach Syangboche airstrip. The flight may land at Lukla (2800m) airstrip before heading to Syngboche. The fight journey continue through Dudh Koshi valley that leads to the beautiful alpine lake at Gokyo (4750m). The helicopter hover round Tawache peak (6542m) and follow Imja valley to Everest Base camp (5364m). The photogenic peak of Amadablam (6814) and Thamaserku (6618m) in the east looms very close. You may stop Thyangboche monastery or at Syangboche for a brake. The close of view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8501m) and Pumori (7165m) are everlasting memory. Return to an airstrip at Syangboche for breakfast. The close up view of Amadablam is simply mesmerizing.
Aircraft- Ecureuil AS350 and Bell 206 III Long Ranger are used for the flight. The interior of the helicopters are well furnished and sound proof. It can carry maximum 5 persons plus pilots depending upon the altitude it has to go. These aircraft can reach a maximum of 4800-meter (16000-ft.). Though the flight is expensive but within a short time you are very closed to the mountain and the people who lives there.
Since you will be flying high little above 5000-meter elevation the helicopter will not be able to carry more than 2 person at one time. For more than 2 persons a logistics arrangement has to be made. The places you visit also depend upon the logistics of the flight.