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Jomsom To Pokhara Drop By Helicopter

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Jomsom to Pokhara Drop By Helicopter
Jomsom to Pokhara Drop By Helicopter

Trip Price

US$

Location

Pokhara , Nepal

Difficulty

Easy

Max Group Size

1-5

Accomodation

Not Available

Max-Altitude

Best Season

All

Transportation

Helicopter

Guiding Mehtod

Pilot

Total Durations

25 Min

Overview

The journey from Jomsom to Pokhara by helicopter offers a quick, scenic, and convenient way to travel between these two significant locations in Nepal. Here's a detailed overview:

Route Description

  • Starting Point: Jomsom (2,743 meters/8,999 feet above sea level), a town in the Mustang District known for its beautiful landscapes and as a gateway to the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
  • Destination: Pokhara (827 meters/2,713 feet above sea level), a major tourist hub in Nepal famous for its stunning lakes, Himalayan views, and adventure activities.

Flight Details

  • Duration: The helicopter flight typically takes around 20-25 minutes.
  • Distance: Approximately 67 kilometers (42 miles) as the crow flies.
  • Altitude Change: The journey involves a significant descent from the higher altitude of Jomsom to the lower altitude of Pokhara.

Advantages of Traveling by Helicopter

  1. Time Efficiency: The helicopter ride dramatically reduces travel time compared to a road journey, which can take 6-9 hours due to rough terrain and varying weather conditions.
  2. Scenic Views: Passengers are treated to breathtaking aerial views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, deep gorges, lush valleys, and traditional villages.
  3. Convenience: Helicopters offer a direct route, bypassing the potential delays and discomfort associated with road travel in mountainous regions.
  4. Accessibility: Ideal for those with time constraints or physical limitations that make long road journeys challenging.

Booking and Cost

  • Booking: Helicopter flights can be booked through various tour operators, travel agencies, or directly through helicopter service providers in Nepal.
  • Cost: The cost varies depending on the operator, time of year, and demand, but typically ranges from USD 250 to 400 per person. Group bookings and private charters may offer different pricing structures.

Considerations

  • Weather: Flights are highly dependent on weather conditions. The Himalayan region can experience sudden changes in weather, affecting visibility and flight safety.
  • Altitude Sickness: While the quick descent from Jomsom to Pokhara reduces the risk of altitude sickness, passengers should still be aware of potential symptoms, especially if they have been trekking at higher altitudes prior to the flight.
  • Baggage Limits: Helicopters have strict weight limits for passengers and baggage, so travelers should pack accordingly.

Conclusion

Traveling from Jomsom to Pokhara by helicopter is an excellent option for those seeking a fast, comfortable, and visually stunning way to traverse this part of Nepal. It combines practicality with the adventure of flying through one of the world's most picturesque mountainous regions, making it a memorable part of any Himalayan journey.

Itinerary

Include/Exclude

What are Included In My Package ?

  • Charter for up to 5 pax depending on the weight
  •  Helicopter fare as per flight sector
  • Company service charges including government taxes
  • Emergency oxygen and a comprehensive first aid kit
  • Passenger insurance

What are excluded from the package ?

  •  Personal expenses (meals and clothing)
  • National Park Fee (If applicable)
  • Airport Tax (USD2)
  • Everything else apart from “The tour includes” section above

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