Helicopter transfer in to trek starting points and transfer out are done for the benefits of our clients.
The following are the reasons why we arrange helicopter transfer in and out services:
- No Roads and Airports? No problem as we can transfer you by helicopter.
Sherpa Travel has been arranging helicopter transfer services forour clients to trekking start and end points in areas where roads and airports are not accessible. For example, Pike Nature and Culture Trek starting from Phapre or Kilkhurding Monastery or ending treks in this area, there are not any road or airport in this part of the world; so we provide helicopter transfer in or out services.
- Short Vacation Time Constraints?
If you want to trek an area, but you have a limited time in your vacation, then helicopter in, trek and helicopter out at the end of the trek is the best way to meet your needs.
- Why we work with Helicopters rather than Fixed Wing Planes?
Helicopter transfer in at the beginning of the trek and out at the end of the trek provides more convenience to our clients when the weather is bad and fixed wing planes cannot fly.
- Want to Hike the Upper Highlands as you are already acclimatized?
People who have trekked elsewhere in the Himalaya and are well acclimatized and want to more quickly access another area with moderate elevation, a helicopter may be the best choice to meet the needs. For example, if you want to start the Manaslu Trek nearLarkya Pass, you can arrange a helicopter flight toLho Village or Sama Gaon and start your trek there and end in Besisahar (the starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trek from the Eastside or Westside valley of Manaslu). You can then transfer by road to Kathmandu, Chitwan or Pokhara. Similarly, if you wish to trek Larkya Pass trek from Westside starting in Besisahar, you can helicopter out of Sama Gaon or Lho Village.
- Want to avoid lengthy road transfers through windy and often dangerous roads?
Road transfer to a trek starting point isoften too long, dangerous, and/or anuncomfortable ride that you may not wish to take. In many locations, the helicopter flight to the starting point of trek eases your worries as well as saving time.
- Damaged and dangerous road to avoid?
If monsoon weather landslide has washed away a section of the road, andit could not be repaired or it is too dangerous for our clients to travel through this road, then we can arrange helicopter flights.
- Road construction endangers my hike?
Popular trekking routes are being bulldozed making it dangerous for our clients to trek through, then ahelicopter in or out can avoid the danger and shorten the trek. In the last few years, the Government of Nepal has been bulldozing roads throughout the country in the name of Rural Agricultural Road Expansion and Middle Hill Highway projects. In the process of bulldozing new roads, ancient footpaths along the popular trekking routes (major tourism destinations) havein many places been lost making it dangerous and difficult for local people and visitors to walk.
- Want to do a short trek in a beautiful trekking destination?
When clients want to do short treks such as Wild and Scenic Trek5 Days from Kilkhurding Monastery to Golela Monastery or 11 days trek to Taksindu Monastery, we can arrange helicopter transfer in and out services.
- Want to do a short trek to see Buddhist Festivals in the Himalaya?
Viewing Buddhist Manirimdu Festival in Tengboche or Chiwong Monastery can be arranged with helicopter transfer in and out services. Please note Tengboche requires that you trek in to get acclimatized as the monastery is situated at 12,500ft above sea level. Fixed wing plane to Lukla or helicopter to Phakding and hike to Tengboche is the suggested option. Chiwong is located at around 9,000ft elevation, so hiking in and taking the helicopter out is an option, or helicopter transport for both ways.
For the above reasons, Sherpa Travel has updated most of its trip itineraries to suit the needs and wants of our clients in the Himalayas of Nepal. Some of our trips already include helicopter transfer in the out services in the trip cost while other trips require addition of helicopter flight costs based on the client needs and requests.
Please inquire for any question regarding helicopter transfer services when you plan your trip in the Nepal Himalaya.