Pickup time by 6:30 a.m. Flight Time from 7 to 8 a.m. as weather wise. Duration of flight with stops: 2-3 hours. Back to Hotel by 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. Flight distance of 55 km / 35 miles from Pokhara to Tilicho Lake around Manang district one way.
Morning as time for transfer to Pokhara domestic airport, a short drive to the airport terminal. After security formalities head towards Helipad, where airlines staff and pilot welcomes you with introduction. Board on a well seated and spacious chopper according to group size, and then getting ready for the exciting flight.
During flight enjoy super views of Pokhara city and the scenic valley, rising high views of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayas. Includes superb close views of majestic Machhapuchare Himal, the famed Fish Tail that dominates the Pokhara valley. The view extends as far towards Mt. Dhaulagiri in the west, as the chopper heads straight north above rolling hills. Then swirls around in between the high mountain range, heading due north beyond Annapurna Himalayas. A great change in landscapes from lush green forested hills, reaching within windswept dry valley of Manang areas. Enclosed by towering peaks of Annapurna and Chulu peaks, the pilot might make a short landing at Manang village.
An opportunity to catch glimpse of local cultures of great interest with strong Buddhism heritage. From Manang village after a refreshing stop, a short of less than half hour to land at Tilicho Lake side. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of giant peaks that surrounds the hidden valley of Tilicho Lake area. For Hindu pilgrims and devotees can perform a short prayer, and wash in the holy lake. Tilicho Lake a dream land for most trekkers and a paradise for photographers, enjoy the great beauty of the areas. Return journey heading on the same route over the high hills and above the valleys to land at Pokhara. After a most wonderful experience and adventure on Tilicho Lake Helicopter Tour.
With more than 5 passengers, for above 6 to 10, chartering another helicopter, but with 5-6 on the same chopper. The pilot does the shuttles to and from as the weather permits, even in the best season of the year. So that every passengers can enjoy the views and experience the whole trip landing at Manang and at Tilicho Lake shore line.
Depending upon the seasons, but mostly for all seasons carry a light day pack with necessary items for the morning trip. Wearing warm clothes, down jacket, sun hat and woolen tops, scarf, sun-glass and sun-blocks. On higher altitude the sun is bright with strong UV, needs protection against the bright sunlight.
Wearing boots, or sport shoes, might need to walk for short distance around the lake shoreline. As well some money for refreshment drinks and breakfast at the Manang time permitting and weather wise.
At least a month ahead or minimum of a week or few days, after paying the amount charged for the flight. Full payment should be made before boarding the helicopter for Tilicho Lake Helicopter tour. The cost depends upon the number of passengers or for chartering as private for one family or friends.
Yes you can carry a packed breakfast, but it will be cold to consume but can carry with you. Enjoy the breakfast wherever the landing spot is on the tour, preferable places is at Manang village. Houses several lodges, having good restaurants, enjoy great time as weather permitting and pilot decisions.