Helicopter test flight from Bajhang, Talkot to Hilsa has been successfully conducted on June 06,2018. Kailash Seti Tours and Travel Pvt. Ltd. Official Sudeep Shahi informed that Mountain Air helicopter which had arrived Bajhang on half an hour from Simikot because of adverse weather had reached Hilsa in 18 minutes from Talkot.
Though Travel company had made an agreement with Altitude Air to conduct test flight on June 06, but because of technical problem in the chopper it had carried out test flight with the Mountain Air’s helicopter. The five seater chopper had set off its flight carrying 5 local pilgrims of Bajhang for Mansarovar visit.
The helicopter pilot and the passengers were welcomed with cheers and garland accompanied with musical instruments by the locals of Simikot on its landing over the ground of Durga Bhawani Higher Secondary School. Lal Bahadur Bista, Talkot V.D.C. Chief was also present on the welcome program.
He vowed that with the successful test flight, it had opened a new door for the promotion of this district tourism. He said they were enthusiastic on the successful test flight and believe that this will aid in creating a milestone on the development of Province no.7 and Bajhang’s tourism. Not only this, the regular flight operation from Talkot V.D.C. could flourish tourism and transform the whole village.
The test flight conducted with the aim to provide services to the pilgrims willing to travel towards Kailash Mansarover at reasonable cost has become successful and will be operating regularly, affirmed Kailash Seti Tours and Travel Pvt. Ltd. Director,Kishor Kumar Singh.
Currently, thousands of Indian tourists travel to Hilsa through Humla, Darchula and Kerung for Mansarover Darshan yearly. Many tourists are unable to enter Hilsa as Mansarover is distant from these entry points and there are no any other options beside air transport, said Singh.
There is a good land transportation system on Bajhang district and also a direct connection from Delhi to Bajhang said Singh. And travelling for 18 minutes from Bajhang, one can reach Hilsa easily. Indian tourists wishing to travel Mansarover at cheap cost will pass through this route. He further claimed that this route will even help in minimizing the rate of altitude sickness victims who are mostly the one arriving from lower sea level.
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