Rescue from Mount Annapurna by helicopter can be challenging due to the remote location and rugged terrain of the mountain. Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain in the world, and its summit is located in a remote area of the Nepalese Himalayas.
Rescue operations on Mount Annapurna are typically coordinated by the Nepalese government through the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation. They have a number of helicopter operators who are authorized to conduct rescues on the mountain. These operators typically have experience and specialized equipment for high-altitude rescues.
During a rescue operation, the helicopter will typically land as close as possible to the location of the distressed climber. The rescuer will then either be winched up to the climber or the climber will be winched down to the helicopter.
It’s important to note that rescue by helicopter is not always possible, especially in poor weather conditions. In such cases, rescue teams may have to rely on ground-based rescue operations, which can be slower and more dangerous. Also, it is important to note that rescue by helicopter is not cheap and can cost thousands of dollars.
It’s always a good idea to be well prepared before climbing Mount Annapurna, by researching the company, checking reviews from other customers and ensuring that the company is licensed and insured. It is also important to have travel insurance which covers for rescue and evacuation as well.