ANNAPURNA SOUTH & NORTH REGION
The Annapurna region is the area for weather, snow and terrain. While we heliski in the Annapurna region, we stay in the town of Pokhara the entire week. The Annapurna south region is unique in that it has its own micro climate, the area is known for getting late afternoon thunder showers which leave us with fresh boot top to knee deep powder the next day with blue skies. It’s as close to having a powder making machine as it gets… It’s a very unique situation and it only happens in the Annapurna south region. Due to this we start early and finish early, to be exact we fly out of Pokhara at 6:30 and ski until the clouds start to come in which is anywhere from 11 to 12 noon, we then pack it up and get out of there before the clouds close off the valley we fly though. Also, just so you know, we ski the same amount if we started later and finished later, so no loss there. In reality you gain, because we have lunch in Pokhara, which is one of Nepal’s nicest towns, that sits along a lake with spectacular views of the Annapurna’s. After lunch you’re free to do as you wish, and there is no shortage to choose from. You can go paragliding, hiking, boating, swimming, mt. biking, river rafting, visit monasteries, rent motor cycles and cruise the country side, tennis, golf (challenging course w spectacular views of the Annapurna’s), fishing, and there are also many interesting and colorful shops with typical Nepalese & Tibetan goods. There are also a lot of nice restaurants and bars along the lake in Pokhara with beautiful views of the Annapurna’s, which are nice to go too. You can see the hotels we say at on our website.
ANNAPURNA NORTH REGION
We also offer a package where we heliski in the Annapurna north region for a day. It’s a longer flight and so we leave Pokhara at 6 in the morning and return back to Pokhara after were done skiing. The north side of the Annapurna is a very spectacular area, with great views of Annapurna II. III & IV, the terrain is excellent, the drops are higher and the runs are longer then on the south side. Heliskiing on both the north and south side of the Annapurna is a great experience and well worth the extra flying time.