Himalayan Heli Adventures INVITES YOU TO A HELI-SKIING EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER.
Long, long ago, before the current age of Kaliyug—the last, “degenerate” age of the world according to Hindu scriptures—Himalaya Parvat (mountain) had a daughter who he named Parvati. After years of meditation and praying, Parvati became the wife of Shiva, the Hindu God of Destruction.
Nowadays, the Parvati river flows from the Himalayas in the modern-day state of Himachal Pradesh. Just to the north of the Parvati is the peaceful town of Manali. Since 1990, Manali has been the operations base for the most spectacular and exciting heli-skiing operation in the world. The “Valley of the Gods”, where Manali lies, is a mystical land of temples and goddesses; a place where snow leopards prey on the flocks of goats and the gods determine the proper conduct of life. The valley is a place removed from the frenzy of our Western world. Incense, temples, Tibetan monks, exotic curries: these are the après-skiing experiences of the Himalaya.
, Australian climber Roddy Mackenzie was caught by an early winter storm while climbing a peak near Manali. He was amazed at the amount of snow that fell. With a little investigation it became obvious that if the right ingredients were put together, the Manali area could be the best heli-skiing terrain on earth.
After years of survey work, and with the generous help of the state government, HHA brought the first civilian helicopter all the way from Switzerland to the Valley of the Gods. The skiing was superb, and it still is. Since then, our company has grown to be a state-of-the-art heli-skiing operation catering to any level of skiing ability. Our guests come from all over the world to experience the wonders of the Himalaya. No one leaves unimpressed. No comparison with ranges outside Asia can convey the natural grandeur of the mountains in our skiing area. Speaking from personal experience, Roddy says that from certain places in our operating area the view is as grand as that from the summit of Mt. Everest. However, as our guest, you can save yourself a long walk (and a fair bit of nervous energy)!
We look forward to welcoming you to the wonderful skiing and warm hospitality of the Himalaya.