HELISKIING HIMALAYA

  • Adventure Factor
    courageous
  • Experience Value / Emotion
    thrilling
  • Fitness / Struggle
    enjoy
  • Risk
    feel free to tell your partner about it
  • Travel Comfort
    sophisticated

Heli-skiing in the Indian Himalayas 

Pretty wicked
 - 30000 vertical meters of Himalayan heli-skiing. Of course in a week!

The crown jewel among our heli-skiing excursions. Heli-skiing in the Himalayas is a rather exclusive affair in and of itself. In the Indian province of Himachal, 500km north of Dheli, it’s even a touch better. Epic, if the conditions are right. Because of the height up to 5000m, the topography, the climatic conditions and the geographical location, the snow radiates here more than anywhere else. This creates unique powder snow with transformed crystals. The area is not for beginners. Advanced piste skiers and pros will definitely get their money’s worth. It is the “non plus ultra” of heli-skiing. Practically everything here is quite posh. Small groups (4 guests, 1 guide) will be flown by Swiss pilots in a modern Eurocopter accompanied by our Austrian mountain guide and two international guides. We will stay in the best accommodation in the area. You’ll be surprised at the comfort and amenities this remote area has to offer, totally living up to Western standards.

 

Dates:

 

February 02 - 09, 2019 (8 days from/to Delhi)

Booking Code: HIMA119

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Price:
€ 8.690 

Minimum members: 3


What the price includes:
All transfers 
7 nights at the upscale hotel Manali i in a double room with full board (breakfast and dinner at the hotel, packed lunch in the snow) 
6 days (weather and snow conditions permitting) of Heli-skiing in small groups with german / english speaking mountain guide (1 guide per 4 participants) 
30000 vertical heli-skiing meters included, of which 20000 are guaranteed, with a reimbursement of € 100 per participant per 1000m not flown due to bad weather (in case the conditions are epic and we want to fly more than in the program, see “Optional at extra charge” below) 
We will fly with an brand new Eurocopter helicopter which has been tried and tested worldwide.The swiss pilot has many years of heli-skiing experience.
Safety equipment (avalanche airbag, shovel, probe, avalanche transceiver)
Governmental permits and heliskiing fees
Security and warranty of an Austrian tour operator 
What the price does not include:
Flight to Delhi (we can gladly make you an offer – currently a flight from Europe is around €500)
Ski equipment
Activities that are not part of the program
Personal insurance
Visa for India (must be obtained by members at Indian embassy in their home country in time) 
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at the hotel
Tips
Single room supplement (€ 350 per person)

No refund for vertical meters missed due to absence (late arrival, etc.) or if the participant decides to leave the program prematurely.

Optional at extra charge: 
The helicopter is at our disposal. If we desire a further flight, so be it. The costs are divided among the participants. Each additional hour of flight amounts to € 2500.

 

Tour operator for this trip: Furtenbach Adventures GmbH, Hoehenstrasse 5, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria, phone: +43 (0) 512 204134, mail: info@furtenbachadventures.com

 

 

The following schedule is planned: 

Day 1: Arrival to / meeting in Delhi,  domestic flight to Kullu and transfer to hotel in Manali

Days 2 – 7: Heli-skiing in a kind of quality you will be thrilled of! The exact runs are determined daily in the morning by the pilot and the mountain guides, depending on weather and snow conditions. 

Day 8: Return journey to Delhi.

General 
Weather and conditions on the mountain can lead to program or route changes. Participation in Heliskiing / Ski Touring lies in your own individual responsibility. Furtenbach Adventures assumes no liability for accidents, damages or loss of materials.
If you are not sure whether taking part in an certain trip is the right thing for you, feel free to contact Lukas Furtenbach at Tel +43 512 204134 or per emaillukas@furtenbachadventures.com for an answer to this question during a personal interview!

This package in general is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.

Difficulty / Technique
Heliskiing / Ski Touring always lies in the participant‘s personal responsibility, while led by the mountain guide. Participants must be able to move safely and independently in different snow conditions and steep terrain. For Ski Touring members should be able to perform kick-turns. The guide is there to provide guidance for the whole group, the possibilities for him to respond to individual needs is limited. It is imperative that participants adhere to the instructions and decisions made by the mountain guide. Regardless, each participant must know their own physical limits, and be able to make a timely decision to turn back.

Physical fitness 
A key success factor in ski touring trips is being in good shape. Train in the months before the trip! Several hour climbs with a backpack and around 1000 meters per day should not be a problem for you. You have to carry your own personal equipment on the mountain. We will gladly provide individual advice on how to best prepare yourself mentally and physically for an expedition!

Equipment 
Unless specified otherwise in the detailled program you need to bring your own personal ski / skki touring and safety equipment. We will be happy to advise you personally during the selection and purchase of required equipment. With years of expedition experience, we know what has proved its worth and what not.

Health 
We recommend that each participant undergoes a medical examination prior to the expedition. Good health is a prerequisite for participation. Particularly important is a visit to the dentist because previously unnoticed dental problems can become quite acute due to the sudden change in pressure conditions in higher altitudes.

Entry Requirements
Passport and Visa Regulations
Swiss or EU citizens: When entering the country, you need a passport with a validity of at least 6 more months and a visa that has to be obtained by members in their homecountry at the Indian Embassy
Information on recommended vaccines and health regulations:

http://www.who.int/ith/en/

 

More detailed information regarding entry, visa and health requirements for this travel destination will be provided once you’ve communicated your nationality.

 

Payment

Deposit Payment is made less than eleven months prior to the end of the trip and is a maximum of 20% of the price. The balance must be paid no earlier than 20 days prior to departure. Please find more information regarding the payment in our GTC.

 

Right of withdrawal

The traveller has the right to withdraw from the travel contract at any time by paying the according cancellation fee stated in the General Terms of Conditions of Furtenbach Adventures GmbH (https://www.furtenbachadventures.com/en/service/gtc/, item II. 7.).

The following fees apply for cancellations on the part of the client prior to travel:

 until 30 days prior to departure............................... 30%
29 - 20 days prior to departure.......................... 40%
19 -10 days prior to departure.......................... 70%
9 - 4 days prior to departure.............................. 80%
from the 3rd day prior to departure (72 hours).........100%
on the day of departure....................................... 100% of the tour fee.

The tour operator will be released from the contract if the specified minimum number of participants is not achieved and if the customer has been notified about the cancellation in writing within the following periods: until 20 days prior to departure.

 

Insurance possibilities

We strongly recommend taking out a travel insurance (including trip cancellation, interruption, medical and luggage insurance) at “Europäische Reiseversicherung AG” [European Travel inscurance].

For this journey the insurance package “Annual-Complete+Cover” would be suitable. We’re happy to provide you with an individual offer after the booking of the trip or on request.

 

 

 

Furtenbach Adventures is the most innovative organizer of expeditions and exclusive adventure travel.

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Furtenbach Adventures GmbH
Höttinger Gasse 12
6020 Innsbruck
Austria

+43 (0) 512 / 204134

office@furtenbachadventures.com

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