The joy ride will take travellers at an altitude of 13,000 feet, over snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, offering a stunning birds-eye view. Other than boosting tourism, the initiative will also help during emergencies in the landslide-prone region. It’s important to note that the heli-taxi service will be subject to harsh weather conditions in Himachal, as snowstorms and unpredictable blizzards are not uncommon here. Low visibility and high-velocity winds will be some of the biggest challenges on board.
The six-seater helicopters will cover the 50 km distance between Manali and Rohtang Pass in around 10 minutes. Rohtang Pass is known for its stunning mountain views being one of the highest mountain passes of the Eastern Pir Panjal Range and is majorly instrumental in connecting the Kullu Valley with the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh.