Annapurna Helicopter Tour
Overview The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is an exhilarating and time-efficient adventure that offers breathtaking views of the majestic Annapurna mountain range in Nepal. Perfect for those with limited time or physical constraints, this tour also provides an unforgettable experience in just a few hours. The journey begins in the vibrant city of Pokhara, renowned for its stunning lakes and picturesque landscapes. After a brief pre-flight orientation, participants also board a modern and well-equipped helicopter to commence their aerial expedition. As the rotor blades slice through the air, travelers are treated to awe-inspiring vistas of lush forests, terraced fields,…
The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is an exhilarating and time-efficient adventure that offers breathtaking views of the majestic Annapurna mountain range in Nepal. Perfect for those with limited time or physical constraints, this tour also provides an unforgettable experience in just a few hours.
The journey begins in the vibrant city of Pokhara, renowned for its stunning lakes and picturesque landscapes. After a brief pre-flight orientation, participants also board a modern and well-equipped helicopter to commence their aerial expedition. As the rotor blades slice through the air, travelers are treated to awe-inspiring vistas of lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional Nepalese villages nestled amidst the foothills of the Himalayas.
As the helicopter ascends, the scenery gradually transforms into a dramatic panorama of towering peaks. The Annapurna range reveals its majestic splendor, with iconic peaks such as Annapurna I (8,091m), Machapuchare (6,993m), and Hiunchuli (6,441m) dominating the skyline. The flight continues over the Annapurna Conservation Area, a haven for diverse flora and fauna, and occasionally offers glimpses of elusive wildlife.
The highlight of the trip is reaching the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m), a natural amphitheater surrounded by high Himalayan peaks. The helicopter makes a brief stop at the base camp, allowing passengers to step out and breathe in the rarified mountain air. Participants have a precious moment to take photographs, immerse in the serenity of the surroundings, and cherish the achievement of reaching this renowned destination.
After relishing the mountain views, the return flight also retraces the journey back to Pokhara. Throughout the entire experience, expert pilots provide insightful commentary on the mountains, local culture, and geography, enriching the trip with their knowledge.
Conclusion and Summary
The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is also an unforgettable adventure, granting participants the opportunity to witness some of the world’s highest peaks up close in a short span of time. It offers a seamless blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and a sense of accomplishment that will leave an indelible mark on the hearts of those fortunate enough to embark on this extraordinary journey.
You will enjoy the blissful Helicopter flight directly from Pokhara to the base of the Annapurna
Whether you don’t have the time or energy for trekking or whether you want to experience the thrill of doing something few have done before, the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour might be just the perfect thing for you!
Flying directly from Pokhara to the Annapurna base camp takes 20 minutes.
The Annapurna Range is surpassed only by Mount Everest in terms of fame. But when it comes to beauty the Annapurna Region has everything the Everest Region has and more!
For those trekking in the region, the landscape is a mixture of villages, terraced fields, forests, and rocky trails. It is also home to the world’s deepest gorge and one of the highest trekking passes. As the altitude rises the landscape gets drier and begins to resemble its neighbour, Tibet.
The Kali Gandaki Valley sees winds howling through it, particularly in the afternoon, making it more difficult to walk. Falling in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri means this area can trek throughout the monsoon season (June to September).
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek lasts 7 days and reaches an elevation of 4,140m. Not the highest trek in Nepal for sure, but not the easiest either. It is also a very popular route for all the reasons given above and can be busy with trekkers in peak season.
Whether you have completed the trek and want to try something different, or whether you are not planning to trek, a short helicopter ride into Annapurna Base Camp will provide you with a birds-eye view of the mountains and an experience of a lifetime!
Breakfast at Annapurna Base Camp – what a talking point! And, unlike the helicopter landing at Everest Base Camp, where due to the very high altitude the helicopter and guests cannot remain for more than 10 minutes, we are able to spend 30 minutes at base camp, eat our breakfast there and take as many photographs as we can!
Taking around two hours from Pokhara and back, this helicopter trip is now available at a more affordable price to solo travellers as well as groups. How is that? Our b3e helicopter can take up to six people at a time. This can be a group of six or a smaller group with the remainder of the seats being offered to individual travellers.
Private Helicopter Charter Flight from Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp
- Flight from Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp
- Takes about 1 hour to reach the base camp
- Offers views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayan range views
- Landing on base camp for 15 minutes
- Maximum 6 persons in a flight, cost based on the per flight
Group Joining Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Flight
- Total 1 hour flight from Pokhara
- Group Joining option available
- Regular departure from Pokhara
- No need to worry about the flight cost (Pay per person basis)
- Sharing a charter helicopter with other people
- Maximum 6 person per flight
- Offers views of the Fewa Lake, Pokhara Valley and constant view of the massif Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and other mountain ranges constitute the prime highlights of the entire trip.
5:45 to 6:00 am: Drive From Your Hotel to Airport by Private Car
6:00 to 6:30 am: Boarding
6:30 to 6:50 am: Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp Flight
6:50 to 7:20 am: Enjoy Your Time At The Annapurna Base Camp
7:20 to 7:40 am: Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara Flight
7:40 to 8:00 am: Drive From The Airport to Your Hotel by Private Car
- Charter for up to 5 pax depending on the weight
- Helicopter fare as per flight sector
- Company service charges including government taxes
- Emergency oxygen and a comprehensive first aid kit
- Passenger Insurance
- All government and local taxes
- Personal expenses (extra meals and clothing)
- Annapurna Conservation Area entry fees
- Airport Tax (USD2)
- Breakfast at Annapurna Base Camp
- Everything else apart from “The Tour Includes” above
Group size: Minimum of 2 people
Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal / Pokhara
Departure from: Pokhara/Kathmandu, Nepal
Day Tour of Annapurna Base Camp in Helicopter is the fastest way to reach the Annapurna base camp and enjoy the mountain in all its glory. On our 1-day helicopter tour we admire magnificent views of Machapuchre (Mt. Fishtail), Annapurna I and II and Dhaulagiri mountains and reach the base camp of Mt. Annapurna. We begin our helicopter ride in Kathmandu and fly parallel to the northern Himalayan ranges before heading east towards the Annapurna base camp. We fly over diverse landscapes and beautiful villages and reach the base camp. We spend around 15 minutes here enjoying tea/coffee and of course the brilliant mountain panorama. We end our amazing Day Tour of Annapurna Base Camp in Helicopter by flying back to Kathmandu.
2 hours of helicopter flight schedule:
Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp to Kathmandu
Note: Spending fifteen minutes at the Annapurna base camp will prevent us from getting altitude sickness
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
How many people can fly in a Annapurna Base Camp helicopter flight at a time?
Maximum 5 passengers can fly at a time. But the weight limitation is 450kg. There will be 6 persons including a pilot.
How long does the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour take?
Annapurna Base Camp helicopter flight from Pokhara takes about one hour and twenty minutes. It takes 20 minutes to reach the base camp and the same time for return. You will have 30 to 40 minutes of ground time.
It takes about 3 hours from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
Is it safe to fly to Annapurna base Camp by helicopter?
If the flight is safe enough. All our flights take off only after a comprehensive inspection of weather conditions and wind direction.
Our fleets go through regular maintenance and are flown by experienced pilots. We fly only after all the conditions are good enough to fly. So, the Annapurna base Camp helicopter tour is safe to fly.
How can I book the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
You can book by joining in our fixed departure flights schedule or can charter for your own group. Call at +9779818392976 or send a message by filling the contact form. We will make your flight booking.
How high will the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour land?
The Annapurna Base Camp is at 4,130m where we land the flight. The helicopter flight altitude is not certain. It might be about 6000 meters sometime.
What is the time of the airport? What happens if I become late?
You are required to reach the airport before 30 minutes of flight time. In case of being late, you should inform the airport representative. Helicopters can wait for a short time for you.
Our office staff will communicate with you before the flight. Try to be in contact. If you are out of contact and not available on time for flight, the flight will be canceled automatically.
Is the ABC helicopter tour better than the ABC trekking?
It depends on the person. Some love trekking to experience nature and culture. Some love luxury with fast access. Trekking gives different feelings and helicopter flight gives different feelings.
For time-bound people who are not comfortable trekking all the way in the mountains, a helicopter tour is the best one.
What if I want to cancel my helicopter flight?
Yes, you can cancel the flight and get a refund. We understand the situation that everything doesn’t go well all the time. However, please be aware that the refunding will occur according to our Booking Terms & Conditions.
Is there any possibility of altitude sickness during the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour?
Yes, possible but very less. We will provide first aid treatment if it happens. Also in case of worse conditions, we will bring you to a lower altitude or hospitals in Pokhara or Kathmandu.
Does the helicopter carry oxygen for an emergency?
Yes, all helicopters carry an oxygen tank for an emergency. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can be unpredictable. Pilots also need to use oxygen at high altitude. So a first aid box and oxygen will be available in helicopter flight.
What is the best time for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
Autumn and spring seasons are the best time for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour. The clear sky and weather at this time makes it more fun. However, helicopter flight is possible all the time throughout the year in good weather.
Is there a chance of a flight delay for the ABC heli tour?
Mostly not but sometimes it might be delayed. We try to follow the schedule but bad weather and technical issues may delay your flight which is beyond our control.
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