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Helicopter Service in Sikkim

For the more discerning traveller, there is the Sikkim Helicopter Service from Gangtok to Bagdogra Airport and back. The five seater helicopter offers an exclusive mode of transport nor merely to enable connecting flights, but to also see Sikkim from an entirely new view.

Sikkim Helicopter Service also conducts special mountain flights, besides the regular runs to Bagdogra Airport and back. From the helicopter, you can view the majesty of the Himalayan peaks from close up like never before. These mountain flights gave you a never to forget opportunity to feast your eyes

Aerial shot taken from Sikkim Helicopter service

on the majesty and grandeur of the Great Mount Khangchendzonga, the third highest peak in the world and the symmetrical beauty of the Mount Siniolchu, considered by many as the most beautiful peak in the entire Himalayan range. You can also take a flight over Gangtok and get a comprehensive view of the layout of the town with its many winding roads and alleys.

Special flights are also conducted over West Sikkim and North Sikkim for a bird's eye view of the monasteries and the exotic Valley of Flowers. All passengers on these sightseeing flights are awarded official Certificates of Participation by STDC as Souvenirs.

West Sikkim Flight
The West Sikkim Flight starts from Gangtok and covers Singtam, Geyzing, Yuksom and Dikchu and later flights back to Gangtok. The main attractions covered during this flight are Rumtek monastery, Temi Tea Garden, Rabang or Maenam Hill, Tashiding Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery, Waterfalls near Yuksom and Khangchendzonga range. The duration of the flight is of 60 minutes.

Yumthang Flight

The Yumthang Flight starts from Gangtok and covers Mangan, along Teesta river to Chungthang, Lachung and Yumthang and later flights back to Gangtok. The main attractions covered during this flight are Lachung monastery, Waterfalls and lake near Lachung, lush green valley of Yumthang and Khangchendzonga range. The duration of the flight is of 70 minutes.

Khangchendzonga Flight

The Khangchendzonga Flight starts from Gangtok and covers Mangan, Chungthang, Lachen, Zemu glacier, Green lake and later flights back to Gangtok via Lachen. The main attractions covered during this flight are Lachen monastery, Teesta Valley between Mangan and Lachen, Stark beauty of Zemu glacier and green lake, packed ice contours or crevices at tha base of Khangchendzonga and close up view of Khangchendzonga range. The duration of the flight is of 90 minutes.

Gangtok Flight

The Gangtok Flight starts from Gangtok and covers the whole of Gangtok area. The main attractions of the site are the Khangchendzonga range, Rumtek Monastery and Gangtok Ridge. The duration of the flight is of 20 minutes.

Important Points to be considered while taking the Sikkim Helicopter Service

All flights can be customized to a lesser duration and the fare can be adjusted accordingly.

Flights will be operated between 0700 and 1200 hours every day. Departure timings are flexible to suit passenger requirement.

Flight bookings should be made well in advance and must be confirmed before the departing day.

In case of bad weather necessitating flight cancellation, passengers will be entitled to full refund.

During the Khangchendzonga flight, the helicopter will be flying upto an altitude of 17000 feet. Oxygen is available on board. Snow goggles are recommended.

Passengers are requested to be present at the Gangtok Helipad 25 minutes before Departure time.

 
 

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