Skiing the high Himalayas
FROM MID-FEBRUARY TO MID-APRIL, when conditions a re at t heir most set t led, Himalayan Heli-ski Guides offer week-long trips into the world’s highest and most well known mountain range. Kathmandu is the start and end point, from where you f ly on to Pokhara, before turning northwards to seek out pristine powder under the legendary Annapurna massif. Guides with more than 10 years skiing experience are on hand at all times to ensure perfect safety. Even in the peak season, down-time can happen but happily Pokhara has plenty of other activities available, ranging from paragliding and mountain biking, to river rafting or simply boating on Phewa Lake. Book onto the tour and you’ll be on your way to 2,000 epic metres of sk ied descent, surrounded by epic 8,000-metre peaks. Visit their site, www.heliskinepal.com, for more information.