Yunnan Aerial Odyssey: Lijiang Helicopter Tour and Aerial Close-ups
Lijiang Helicopter Tour is supported by Baisha airport which is available for aviation forest protection and also flightseeing tours. Baisha airport is praised as the “beautiful pyramidal silver beacon” by militory pilots as the vital transfer stop for the Hump Airline. AC-311 helicopters, with a capacity of 6 people and 2.2 tons, are used for the tour.
Take off for a flightseeing tour of Lijang city, changeable Qingxi Reservoir with different colors – transparent, verdurous, blue and dark green, slanted and curving traditional roofs and colorful traditional architecture of the minorities, ancient tea and horse road, market town formed by tea and horse trade and the most primitive Naxi Ethnic village – Baisha Old Town. Out of the town, you can enjoy the flightseeing over Jade and Dragon Snow Moutain, the first bends of Yangzte River and Tiger Leaping Gorge. Besides, experience low altitude flight – low manuevering, agravity, diving and flat flying and so on.
Travel Tips for the Helicopter Tour
The helicopter tour is outdoor programme and might be cancled temporarily due to different force majeures such as extreme weather conditions – thunder, sleet, hail, heavy fog, rainstorm and typhoon and airport control. Please check the weather in advance and the supplier will inform you once the flight was cancled. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your cooperation.
The helicopter tour are available at 9:00-18:00 every day.
AC-311 helicopter used for the tour has a capacity of 6 people/2.2 tons, and the mixmum speed can reach 242KM per hour, the mixmum range is 620KM, the mixmum endurance is 4 hours. The drop-shaped desigh of the body can reduce the aerodynamic resistance effectively while the huge glass windshield extends the view of tourists to the hilt.
Lijiang Helicopter Tour Routes Introduction (Not for Personal Tailor)
Aerial view of Lijiang
Price: 980CNY for per person per time.
Flight Line: Take off from Baisha Airport (the former Hump Airport), fly along the snowy road to overlook Qingxi Reservoir, Shuhe Ancient Town, Baisha Old Town, Dongba Grand Canyon, Yushuizhai, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and then back to Baisha Airport.
Explore Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Price: 1980CNY for per person per time.
Flight Line: Take off from Baisha Airport, fly along the snowy road, pass by Dongba Grand Canyon, Pearl Lake, Impression, Snow Mountain Golf Course, Blue Moon Valley, Yak Meadow and Spuce Meadow to have a full view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the on the way back to the airport, enjoy the view of mysterious ancient glacier, no man land, Liushahe River, Yushuizhai, Dongba Kingdom and Dongba Park.
Round Trip to Lashihai Lake
Price: 1980CNY for per person per time.
Flight Line: Take off from Baisha Airport, fly along Baisha Old Town, Shuhe Ancient Town and Lijiang Ancient Town to Lashihai Wetland Park for the round trip, then back to the airport with the view of Meiquan, Lashihai Rose Manor, Dongba Park, Yushuizhai and Dongba Grand Canyon on the way.
Fly over the First Bends of Yangtze River
Price: 3680CNY for per person per time.
Flight Line: Take off from Baisha Airport, fly along the snowy road to overlook Baisha Old Town and Shuhe Ancient Town, then pass by Lashihai and Shigu Old Town to enjoy the full view of the fabulous First Bends of Yangtze River, afer that, fly back to see the Lijiang Ancient Town with Qingxi Reservoir, Dongba Grand Canyon and flower sea passing by, afterwards, back to Baisha Airport.
Fly over the Tiger Leaping Gorge
Price: 6880CNY for per person per time.
Flight Line: Take off from Baisha Airport, fly along the snowy road to see the Pearl Lake, Dongba Grand Canyon, Impression Lijiang, Snow Mountain Golf Course, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, mysterious Ancient Glacier, no man land, Liushahe River, Blue Moon Valley, Spruce Meadow, Yak Meadow and finally the highlight of the tour – the Tiger Leaping Gorge. Fly over the rapid Jingsha River with Jade Dragon Snow Mountain on the left side while Haba Snow Mountain on the right side, across the Lower Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge (下虎跳峡), Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge (中虎跳峡) and Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge(上虎跳峡) Then, fly to overlook the First Bends of Yangtze River and Lashihai Lake. After that, fly to see the Lijiang Ancient Town with Shuhe Ancient Town, Baisha Old Town and Dongba Park on the way. Finally, back to the airport.
Round Trip with Lijiang Panorama
Price: 10800CNY for per person per time.
Flight Line: Take off from Baisha Airport, fly along the Dongba Grand Canyon , tickets station of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Lijiang Impression to get a panorama of the snow mountaion, enjoy the view of Blue Moon Vellay, Spuce Meadow, Yak Meadow, the Ancient Glacier, Liushahe River and Mysterious Thirteen Peaks of Yulong Snow Mountain. Fly to appreciate the spectacular Tiger Leaping Gorge with rapid Yangtze River (also know as Jingshajiang River as you can find gold in the river), grand canyons and fabulous snow mountains into your eyes. Fly over the Lower Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge (下虎跳峡), Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge (中虎跳峡) and Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge(上虎跳峡) to experience the stunning beauty of the nature. Have a close view of Shigu Old Town and then fly to Laojunshan National Geopark to see the magnificant Danxia Landform. After that, fly back to the Baisha Airport with acres of alpine meadows, countless lakes and wetlands, Lashihai Wetland Park, Lijiang Ancient Town, Shuhe Ancient Town and Baisha Old Town on the way.
Laojunshan Mountain Geladan Camping Hotel
Price: 24000CNY for per helicopter (3 persons available).
Flight Line: Take off from Baisha Airport, fly along the Yufu Road to enjoy the view of Baisha Old Town, Shuhe Ancient Town, Lijiang Ancient Town, Lashihai Wetland Park and the First Bends of Yangtze River, arrive at Laojunshan Camping Hotel (老君山帐篷酒店).
Helicopter Modle: AC-311/The China Aviation Industral (中航工业).
Helicopter Seats: 6 seats (Pilot-1/Co-pilot-1/Passengers-4).
Helicopter Odyssey,Stunning Beauty of Yunnan.We want you.(Free Shuttle Service) Address:Baisha Airport, Baisha Town of Yulong County, Lijiang City.
Yunnan Tuofeng Helicopter Sales co., ltd.(云南驼峰飞机销售有限公司)
Yunnan Global Aviation co., ltd.(云南环球通用航空有限公司)