Lukla had terrible weather ..my options to get to Kathmandu were: Chicken airlines, Goat Express, Pony Services, Hike for 3 days or hike down in the rain for an hour and for $300 take helicopter ride blindly follow the river. Thanks to enormous and brave efforts of Andy Thapa, the pilot and Bibek Kulung for performing a miracle getting me safe back to Kathmandu!
Simrik Air, established in 2001, is a leading helicopter company in Nepal with superior track record in high altitude services, recreational tours and adventure tourism. With the experience of our trained pilots and rescue specialists from the USA and Switzerland, we are the leading company to put Nepalese pilots in service who carry out long line missions for Rescues, Adventure Flight, Pilgrimage / Holy Tour, Heli Ski, Filming, External Cargo Sling / Load Lifting, Aerial survey, to name a few.
With four exclusive helicopters now into the mission, Simrik Air offers an array of flying services at a fair cost. Be it a mountain flight to the exotic peaks, sightseeing to the mesmerizing locations of Nepal or other customized services. You name it and we reach you there. We also provide the fastest, safest and comfortable helicopter ride to most of the important pilgrimage destinations of Nepal. Not to forget, our experienced and certified pilots along with rescue specialists are standby to operate long line rescue, medical evacuations and other emergency operations. We are the only company to put Nepalese pilots in service to perform external cargo sling/load lifting, heli-ski, filming and aerial survey among others.
Daily Real Everest Adventure Flight
Aerial Photography/Filming/News Gathering
Medical Evacuation/Relief Flights
High Altitude Search & Long line Rescue
Thank you so much Simrik Air Team for our flight to Gosaikunda. The hospitality and response I experienced was awesome, Kudos to Captain Bibek Khadka.
Captain Bibek and his trainee came and got me from the Annapurna Circuit while I had a medical emergency.
They were kind and profession al, 9N-ALP looked immaculately maintained , and the flight was so quick and smooth. This is yet another example of why Nepal has stolen my heart. Thank you Simrik Air!
Mountain flying, like mountain climbing, is a team sport and nobody understands this better than Simrik Air. From top notch pilots to dedicated rescue, logistics, and maintenance specialists to a helpful front-office staff, it's Simrik's people that put them a notch above the rest. They are the professionals. If you find yourself in trouble anywhere in Nepal, these are the guys you want to call.
I flew with Simrik Air in January 2014 to film Mount Everest, the Khumbu Glacier and the region around Lukla and Namche Bazzar. I enjoyed working with the Simrik Air team and found them to be first class: very professional, skilled, experienced, organised, efficient and safety conscious. Their aircraft was in excellent condition and impeccably maintained to the highest standard. It was a great experience and I look forward to working with them again in the future.