Helicopter Ride-A New Adventure in Gangtok

Good News for Travellers! Now you don’t need to take tiring 4 and a half hours road journey from Bagdogra to Gangtok!

You can instead take a helicopter ride from Bagdogra Airport to reach Gangtok more easily as well as more comfortable. Not only that, once you reach Gangtok, you can take the Helicopter service and avail the affordable Sikkim sightseeing packages to witness the majestic snow capped mountains from the sky at a close distance.

And all that for a reasonable price! Amazing, no?

Let’s Know About It!!

 Also known as Pawan Hans, Helicopter Service is provided by the Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation (STDC) which is a division of Sikkim state government. Maximum five persons can take helicopter ride at once. The helicopter service is quite reliable but depends on the prevailing weather conditions.

Now, the Duration to Reach Gangtok!!

From Bagdogra, the helicopter takes about 35 minutes to reach Gangtok and vice versa. And the flight comes from Gangtok as well as returns daily.

 Helicopter Timings!!

Bagdogra to Gangtok- 2:30 pm

Gangtok to Bagdogra- 11 am 

Approx Rate of Helicopter Ride!!

The approx rate of a helicopter ride is 3,500 per person.

Is there any Luggage Limit?

Yes, only 10kg of luggage is allowed per person for the helicopter ride. Additional luggage will not be allowed even at extra cost, so you must travel light in order to take the helicopter ride.

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What Next! The Helicopter Sikkim Sightseeing Tour

Once you reach Gangtok, you can take some mind-blowing tours on the helicopter which have mentioned along with rates-

1.    The most popular one is the 15 minutes tour to fly over Gangtok and explore its wonderful landscapes from the sky. You will also visualize the charm of the Rumtek Monastery, Gangtok Ridge etc.

If there are 4 persons in the flight, then an average package cost per person comes to about INR 2500.

2.    Another excellent helicopter sightseeing tour is of Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world. Some of the other key attractions on this route include the view of Teesta Valley, the Lachen Monastery, the amazing sights of the Zemu glacier etc.

3.    While in Gangtok, if you do not get the opportunity to visit Tsomgo Lake due to lack of time, you will get this opportunity by the helicopter ride.

    The approx fare is INR 18,990 for four persons.

4.    There is also a pilgrimage flight which shows you Char Dham (at Namchi), Tathangata Tsal, Samdruptse, Sai Mandir.

The approx fare is INR 25,000 per person.

How to Book the Helicopter ride?

You should book the Sikkim helicopter service in advance.

The Contact Numbers Are-

Phone: 03592-203960

Mobiles: +919475011220, +919775901379

The more interesting part is in case the flight gets canceled, you will get a full refund.

Tips to Make Note Of!!

1.    Flights are subject to weather conditions and reservations by VIPs.

2.    Timings can and do change. So call up and check for the current timings.

Excited? You Must Be! This time go for something unique! So book your adventurous helicopter ride for making your trip more memorable!