We stationed our AS350B2 – AIW at Simikot (2190m) since the 14th of May this year for shuttles to Hilsa and back. We started this mission to provide ease of access to all our religious clients who want to visit Kailash Mansarovar.
Mount Kailash, the abode of Lord Shiva and a place of eternal bliss, is the most sacred peak for the Hindus. Equally holy is the Manasarovar Lake. Bathing in the sacred Lake Manasarovar is considered an essential part of the entire pilgrimage.
It has been a month now since we started with this one of a kind service with rotational duties of our crew. We initially had Swiss Captain Jurg Segessennmann stationed there for the mission until recently Captain Deepak Rana replaced him. So far we have carried out more than 400 pilgrims from Simikot to Hilsa in the past month. Today the 15th of June we had 35 passengers going up from Simikot. AIW is still based at Simikot and the mission is still on.
We congratulate the crew and the team for such an achievement and all our passengers for flying with us.