Heli Flight Tour in Bhutan

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Helicopter rides not only provide visitors with a truly unique view of a city or an area, but they are also a thrilling and entertaining experience. Besides, helicopter tours are often the only way visitors can enjoy viewing more remote areas of a region.

 

Explore Bhutan’s pristine backcountry on an epic airborne adventure thanks to our partnership with Royal Bhutan
Helicopter Services and their two top of the line Airbus H130 aircraft.

The birth of Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services Ltd marked a new era in this landlocked country and the company continues to offer new benefits today. The helicopters serve important medical and law enforcement roles. The country plans to use them for search and rescue, evacuations, emergencies, firefighting efforts, and natural disasters. They have also been employed for moving cargo as well as transporting important personnel and government officials. Now, they’ve entered a new stage: Tourism.

Helicopter rides not only provide visitors with a truly unique view of a city or an area, but they are also a thrilling and entertaining experience. Besides, helicopter tours are often the only way visitors can enjoy viewing more remote areas of a region.

The Heli scenic tour begins by low overflying Paro valley covered in fertile rice fields along the meandering Pa Chu which divides the valley. Enroute it passes over ancient rural villages followed by some of Bhutan’s most famous and prominent sights. For those who have no plans on making the arduous trek up the mountain, this is a journey well worth taking.

The passenger onboard flies through the majestic Himalayan mountain range of the Mythical Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. For most visitors, a helicopter ride will be the only way they can see many of these gorgeous sites, as a large number of them are inaccessible by ground travel.


For instance, Paro Rin-pung Dzong built in the 15th Century which currently houses the administrative and monastic body of Paro. Slightly above the ridge is the Taa Dzong ( National Museum) and minutes later a close up of the world’s famous, Paro Taktsang or the ‘Tigers Nest’ Monastery will give you a breathtaking experience and a unique feature just in the matter of 30 minutes Heli ride. Flying is the only way that a visitor can view large portions of this beautiful piece of paradise.

Flying deep into the Himalayan range we land at Mt Jhomalhari Base Camp (4,080m) and explore its ruined fort and stupas. Airborne once again amongst the soaring peaks, over turquoise lakes and tumbling glaciers within sight of four countries – Bhutan, India, Nepal and Tibet, the chopper crests one final ridge and plunges back to base at Paro airport.


An overview of the most amazing helicopter rides in Bhutan,

Discover Paro Taktsang tour (30-minute helicopter ride )
Points of Interest:
• Paro International Airport • Paro Valley- Traditional Bhutanese houses, rice paddy fields & Pa Chu • Ta Dzong • Rinpung Dzong • Kyichu Lhakhang • Drugyel Dzong and Mt. Jumolhari
Description:
This scenic flight will offer a spectacular view of Paro valley from the air. While flying along the valley, you will discover most of the sacred places and the important landmarks the valley has to offer. However, the most important highlight of the tour will be the famous Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)

Snow-capped Mt.Jomolhari Tour(1-hour helicopter ride )
Points of Interest:
• Paro Valley & the Airport • Rinpung & Ta Dzong • Kyichu Lhakhang & Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) • Drugyel Dzong • Mt. Jumolhari • Turquoise lake

Description:
Flying further north along the Paro Valley, you will be greeted by the most spectacular view of the snow-capped Mt. Jumolhari. Considered to be the second-highest unclimbed mountain peaks in the world and stands at 7320 meters above the sea level. On this tour, we will make a short pitstop at Jangothang (basecamp) to further enjoy the majestic view of the mountain from the ground. Amidst the spectacular landscape, you might be able to get a glimpse of the blue sheep (Pseudo Nayaur) parading along mountain slopes. On your return flight, on a beautiful day, you will also discover the mysterious “turquoise lake” tucked within the rocky Himalayan Ranges.

Traditional Textile Tour (BUT-KHOMA-BUT)(50-minute helicopter ride )
Points of Interest:
• Tang Valley • Takila Guru • Khoma Village

Description:
Enjoy the overflying majestic landscape towards Lhuntse, the region known as the ancestral home of our kings. The flight will overfly Lhuntse Rinchentse Dzong situated on a hilltop overlooking Kuri chhu. Towards the south, you will enjoy the breathtaking view of the World’s Tallest Guru Nangsey Ziloen statue (157 feet tall) which sits atop a hilltop in Takila. On this tour we can pitstop at Khoma village, popularly known for its intricately patterned silk textile known as Kishuthara, generally worn as Kira (traditional wrapper for Bhutanese women).

If you are looking for the tour operator to book the heli flight for you, Contact @DRUKASIA for the heli tailored itinerary for you. Druk Asia is one of the largest tour companies in Bhutan. The company caters to guests from all over the world.

 

Travel Writer - Tshering Denkar 



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