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Himalayan Heli Adventures - Odyssey

Himalayan Heli Adventures - Odyssey4.5/56
Himalayan Heli Adventures - Odyssey4.5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews
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Price p/p From price based on per person twin/double-share room occupancy, Standard Odyssey Package, Peak Season (Per Person)
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AUD 13,797

HIMALAYAN HELISKIING (MIXED GROUP)
7 Nights | 30,500 Vertical Metres Included

Location: India | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on per person twin/double-share room occupancy, Standard Odyssey Package, Peak Season (Per Person)
Base/invoice currency is in euros inc all taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
AUD 13,797
Odyssey heliski packages are for mixed groups of solos, duos or small groups. A maximum of 15 skiers share a helicopter, broken into small groups of 3-4 skiers per guide. 6 full days (weather permitting) and 30,500 vertical metres of skiing, with a minimum guarantee of 20,000 vertical metres.
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 23 - Jan 30, 2021
Days: 8
Price: AUD 12,417
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 30 - Feb 06, 2021
Days: 8
Price: AUD 13,797
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 06 - Feb 13, 2021
Days: 8
Price: AUD 13,797
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 13 - Feb 20, 2021
Days: 8
Price: AUD 13,797
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 20 - Mar 27, 2021
Days: 36
Price: AUD 13,797
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 27 - Mar 06, 2021
Days: 8
Price: AUD 13,797
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 06 - Mar 13, 2021
Days: 8
Price: AUD 13,797
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 13 - Mar 20, 2021
Days: 8
Price: AUD 13,797
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 20 - Mar 27, 2021
Days: 8
Price: AUD 13,797
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 27 - Apr 03, 2021
Days: 8
Price: AUD 12,417
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Fixed Date(s): Apr 03 - Apr 10, 2021
Days: 8
Price: AUD 12,417
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Himalayan Heli Adventures - Odyssey Packages

Himalayan Heli Adventures offer a heli skiing experience like no other in the Himachal Pradesh of India, with terrain amongst soaring peaks in the Himalaya.

The Odyssey packages are boutique Manali heli skiing packages with mixed groups, so you can join as an individual, couple or small group. Non-skier/snowboarder packages are also available.

The Odyssey package incorporates all of the elements of the exclusive private package with the main difference being you share the helicopter with other guests as opposed to your own group.

See the Himalayan Heli Adventures overview page for information on the operation, location and safety aspects. Also see the Powderhounds’ review of Himalayan Heli Adventures for additional information.

The Himalayan Heli Adventures mixed group heli skiing packages include deluxe accommodation, 30,500 metres of heliskiing, all chef cooked meals, qualified guide (max 4 guests per guide), cultural experiences, flights between Delhi and Kullu, and more. See the rates and inclusions tab for more information.

The package offers up to 6 days of heli skiing, depending on weather. The included vertical of the package is 30,500 vertical metres and additional vertical can be purchased beyond that. The vertical guarantee is a minimum of 20,000 metres. If this minimum isn’t reached (which rarely occurs), a refund per 1,000 vertical metres is applied.


The best helicopters & pilots in the business

Incredible diverse terrain for all levels

A unique cultural experience

Lodging: Manu Allaya Resort

The lodging for the Himalayan Heli Adventures heli skiing packages is at the Manu Allaya Resort in Manali. The hotel offers deluxe, comfortable mountain lodging for guests, and conveniently, the heli pad is adjacent to the guest rooms.

The Manu Allaya Hotel has a large communal room for exclusive use by the heli skiing guests. Hearty meals are served there, and there is also a bar, pool table and plenty of sofas for relaxing.

All guest rooms are spacious and individually heated with private bathrooms and comfortable beds. Double, twin and single accommodation is available. There is plenty of hot water for showers, bottled water for drinking, and electricity, including generator back-up in case of mains electricity failure (this is mountainous India after all!).

Facilities include a health club (sauna, steam room, spa, and a weights room), kids’ play room, convention hall and shop.

Thai massage services are available, along with yoga stretching classes.


20 metres walk to the heli

Good size rooms

Private ensuite bathrooms

Cuisine

Himalayan Heli Adventures hires its own international chefs to cook and supervise the food preparation. All water in the hotel is specially purified for your protection.

Meals are generally served as a small buffet. The evening cuisine alternates between European, Indian and Southeast Asian. Breakfast choice is extensive and includes some Indian fare along with cereal, oatmeal, toast, pastries, eggs cooked to your liking, and tea/coffee and juice. They can easily cater for special diets providing they have advanced notice.

The bar has a small selection of beer and wine, and a reasonable selection of spirits. It is recommended that you bring any special liquors or wines that you may require.

Lunch is served on the mountain on heli ski days and generally includes soup, sandwiches, and slices such as brownies. Water and snacks are available in the helicopter.


Dedicated restaurant, bar & common area

A nice place to relax & socialise

Great food, wine, beer & spirits

Visit the Manu Allaya website here for more information on the hotel.

2020 Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates

 Group Size  Cost (per person) Included Vertical  Guaranteed Meters Vertical Refund 
3-4/group. max 15 guests per helicopter   Euros 7,850  30,500 meters  20,000 meters  119/000 meters
Inclusions
  • 30,500 metres of heli skiing with guide to guest ratio of 1:3 or 1:4
  • 7 nights lodging in Manali, including all meals
  • All transfers to/from Delhi International Airport & Delhi to Manali transfers via combo of air/land transport
  • Avalanche transceiver, airbag, shovel and probe
  • Free use of the Sauna, Steam Bath and Gymnasium at the Lodge Spa
  • Use of skis and poles if required
  • Local sightseeing and activities on down days
  • Himachal State Government Heliski Royalty
  • Central Government Service Tax Levy
Add-ons
  • Extra Vertical: 120 euro per 1,000 vertical metres
  • Medevac flight by helicopter: 2,300 euro- per hour. (Emergency evacuation from ski terrain to base is free)
  • Single room in Manali (by guest choice or when no room mate can be found) - 375 euro for 7 nights
  • Use of motorbikes
Not Included
  • International airfare to/from Delhi - search for best flights here
  • Travel insurance - buy travel insurance online here
  • Expenses incurred in case of evacuation or rescue
  • Meals, accommodation and travel activities in Delhi
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Massages at Heliski Base Spa
  • Excess baggage charges on international and Delhi–Manali–Delhi flights
  • Ski boots, snowboarding gear
  • Visa Fees
  • Gratuities

Himalayan Heli Adventures (HHA) Terms & Conditions

Deposit & Balance Payment
  • To confirm your booking, a non-refundable deposit sum equal to 30% of the package price must be paid within 2 weeks of your initial booking request.
  • The balance of the package price is due 12 weeks prior to your departure date.
  • Payments are due through bank transfer in Euros.
Cancellation
For your own protection a trip cancellation and medic insurance is strongly recommended.

If you cancel your trip earlier than twelve weeks before your departure date, HHA will refund your payments made minus your non-refundable deposit.

If you have to cancel your trip after having paid the deposit or balance, the following options are available to you.
  • Rescheduling to a later date in the same season in which you are booked.
  • Finding a substitute to take your place (and resolve any financial reimbursement between the two of you).
  • Making a claim on your cancellation insurance.
Refunds
If due to circumstances beyond their control HHA is forced to cancel your trip, they will give you a full credit for one of the following 3 years or offer rescheduling of your booking to a later date in the same season in which you are booked.

If due to bad weather or mechanical problems none of the groups on your week manage to reach the guaranteed 20,000 vertical metres of descent, refunds will be made at 100 euros per 1,000 metres unasked up to 20,000m.

If one group in the week reaches the guaranteed, other groups or individuals who had the opportunity but did not reach 20,000m will not be refunded. Refunds for unskied metres will not be made in cases where injury, illness, a lack of fitness or an unwillingness to continue skiing in the reason for not reaching 20,000m.