Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Overview

Are you looking to travel to the spectacular Annapurna Base Camp? A scenic helicopter tour might be ideal for you. The incredible trails of the Annapurna region are quite strenuous for even the most avid trekkers. Hence, if you wish to skip the challenging courses, you can take this outstanding helicopter tour in the region.

You will explore the beautiful terrains and natural diversities in the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m). The vibrant atmosphere of the region is another advantage of exploring the Annapurna base camp.

It is an excellent destination for travelers who want a quick trip to the natural environment. You will get a spectacular vista of the prominent Himalayas of the Annapurna region. Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna II, and other mountains of the Annapurna range of mountains look stunning.

This incredible Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour is ideal for those travelers who are not accustomed to trekking. You will get to travel through some of the most strenuous uphill terrains. Hence, if you do not have any trekking experience or desire, you can take this direct-to-base camp heli tour. Besides, it is ideal for seniors who can trek in the region.

This helicopter tour will take you above the green trails, with many beautiful natural landscapes like forests, village settlements, rivers, lakes, valleys, meadows, etc., to arrive at the destination. Since this trip is of a single day, it is ideal for those who are busy. Hence, you can go on this helicopter tour if you can only take a few days out of your schedule for long-duration trekking.

This helicopter flight will fly closer to the mountains when compared to airplane flights. Hence you can observe the snowy mountains in an up-close manner. Do you want to enjoy this beautiful tour to the foot of the Annapurna mountains? If yes, this Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour is ideal for you. Contact me for more information about your trip, and book your journey now!

Trip Highlights

  • Flying to the beautiful Annapurna Base Camp on a helicopter
  • Observing the Annapurna I, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and others Annapurna Base Camp region
  • Exploring the beautiful picturesque landscapes of the Annapurna region
  • Aerial view of the settlements of Pokhara and Kathmandu valley
  • Incredible hospitality and warm welcome of the local people
  • Exploring the base camp area

Itinerary

There are two starting points on this trip, including Kathmandu to Pokhara. The beautiful Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara takes around one and a half hours to arrive at the Annapurna base camp.

The Kathmandu to Pokhara helicopter tour will take you on a complete helicopter tour. The journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes around 6-7 hours on a drive or 25 minutes flight.

The helicopter flies above the Modi River valley to reach the Annapurna Base Camp. The trails will lead you through the serene trails of the region to pass through the Jhinu Danda, Chhomrong, Dovan, and other settlements of the area.

The flight will also take you through the Annapurna South, Macchapucchre, and other snow-clad mountains of Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). The helicopter trip flies above the alpine forests of the region and the serene Kali-Gandaki river. You can take incredible pictures of the Annapurna Base Camp from the helicopter and after landing in the area.

Detailed Itinerary - Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara

Phase 1: Arrival at Pokhara airport (7.30 AM)

We will pick you up from the hotel and then transfer you to the airport in Pokhara, where you can take the helicopter flight. The reporting time at the airport is around 7:30 AM.

Phase 2: Boarding the helicopter flight and Take off from the airport (8.00 AM)

The process of formalities gets completed at the airport, and you can board the helicopter flight. The trail will then lead you through some of the incredible natural terrains of the region to arrive at your destination. The helicopter flight takes off at around 8:00 AM from the airport in Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp.

Phase 3: Annapurna Base Camp landing and explore around (8.30 AM)

During the spectacular helicopter ride, you can observe the incredible natural vista of the region. You can watch the area's natural scenery, including the serene natural trails. You will pass through rivers, lakes, forests, and others to the base camp. There you will have the opportunity to explore the Annapurna Base Camp. The vibrant atmosphere and the crisp mountain air will enchant you along the trail.

Phase 4: Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara helicopter flight (9.00 AM)

We will take incredible pictures of the ABC area and then continue your exploration of the region. You will then fly back to Pokhara from the base camp.

Phase 5: Pokhara landing (9.30 AM)

The helicopter flight ends as you land in Pokhara at around 9:30 AM. You will explore the beautiful region and then you can take the flight which takes around 25 minutes. You will pass through some of the significant landmarks of the area. As you land at the airport in Pokhara, our helicopter trip ends.

You can also take the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour from Kathmandu. The heli trip starts from Tribhuvan International Airport as you take the flight to Annapurna Base Camp. You will pass through some of the significant landmarks of the region.

The trail of the trek will pass above the unique settlements of the region. You will fly above the ethnic villages, landscapes, and green valleys. save you

The trail will lead you through the beautiful terrains of the region. You will arrive at the destination in a short amount of time.

The flight starts from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and takes you to the airport in Pokhara.

Pokhara valley is a beautiful region with spectacular landmarks like the beautiful green highlands, lakes, and others. The aerial flight will then fly above the beautiful destinations of Chhomrong, Doman, and Machhapuchhre Base Camp. You will take incredible pictures at the base camp and explore the area.

Detailed Itinerary - Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu

Phase 1: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (7.00 AM)

We will pick you up from the hotel in Kathmandu and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport. The reporting time at the airport is 7:00 AM.

Phase 2: Take off of the helicopter flight (7.30 AM)

You will complete all your necessary formalities and then fly on the helicopter. At around 7.30 AM, you will board the flight from Tribhuvan International Airport to Pokhara.

Phase 3: Land at the Pokhara airport (7.30 AM)

You will land at the airport in Pokhara. After that refueling, you will continue your journey to Annapurna Base Camp.

Phase 4: Annapurna Base Camp Landing and exploration (8.30 AM)

The beautiful helicopter flight passes above the natural and cultural settlements of the region to arrive at the Annapurna Base Camp. It takes around half an hour to arrive at the destination.

At the Annapurna Base Camp, you can explore for half an hour and click incredible pictures.

Phase 5: Fly back to Pokhara (9.00 AM)

After clicking incredible pictures, you will then fly back to Pokhara. You will board the helicopter flight, which takes around half an hour. At the Pokhara airport, you will stop for refueling purposes.

Phase 6: Fly back to Kathmandu (10:00 AM)

The helicopter flight will then take you to Kathmandu. You can get the best scenic vista of the reign of the last time. After landing in Kathmandu, our trip comes to an end.

Cost Includes

  • Pick-up and Drop off facilities to and from the airport and the hotel
  • Helicopter flight to Annapurna Base Camp
  • Medical kits
  • Government Tax
  • Annapurna conservation area permit
  • Emergency supplemental Oxygen.
  • Fuel Surcharges.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepali visa fee
  • Medical and travel insurance.
  • Breakfast services
  • Personal expenses
  • Cost not included in the cost includes a section
Will the helicopter land at the Annapurna Base Camp?

Yes, the helicopter will land at the Annapurna Base Camp. You can get the best views of the snow-clad mountains in the region before arriving at the destination.

How high is Mt Annapurna?

Mt. Annapurna I is 8,091 m in elevation, whereas Annapurna Base Camp is 4,130 m.

How long will the helicopter stay in the Annapurna Base Camp?

You will stay at the Annapurna Base Camp for half an hour. You can explore around during this period and click immensely beautiful pictures.

What is the duration of the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara is 3 hours, and Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu is 4 hours from Kathmandu.

What is the cost of the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

The Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour cost depends on the type of helicopter flight. Joining a fixed departure will cut you less than the private charter flight.

What are the permits required for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour requires various permits, including Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) permit.

Annapurna Region Weather

The Annapurna region is beautiful, with spectacular views of the snow-clad mountains. The incredible trails and the climate is quite unpredictable as it is a high-altitude region. Since this is a beautiful helicopter tour, it requires a proper and clear climate for the helicopter’s landing.

From March to May, you will get stable and dry weather in the spring. There are temperatures in the daytime that range around 15-20 degrees celsius. It can drop about -5 to -10 degrees Celsius.

This is the time for various adventure activities in the region, including trekking and touring. March to May is the Springtime in the area, allowing you to observe the incredible Himalayan landscapes in calm weather. There is no snow, rain, or any other weather-related challenges.

December to March are the freezing winters in the region. You will get to experience extreme weather in the area. There is thick snow covering the trails this season, making traveling a challenge in the area. It will drop around -10 to -15 degrees Celsius, making the journey quite challenging.

The 15-18 degrees Celsius temperatures in the daytime is another challenging factor in the Annapurna region. However, you will observe the winter atmosphere with snow-covered landscapes all around.

June to August is the summer monsoon season in Nepal. Various weather-related challenges include rainfall, avalanches, landslides, and others in the region. With frequent rains, it gets challenging to traverse the trails. It is an excellent time if you love to explore green vegetation. However, it would help if you prepared adequately for the tour.

When is the Ideal Time for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

The helicopter tour to ABC is ideal in the peak seasons of Spring and Autumn. The beautiful helicopter tour only goes forward in case of stable and clear weather.

The unpredictable weather in the region is quite a challenge in the high altitude region. In the peak seasons, there is perfect weather for traveling to the base camp of the Annapurna mountain.

From March to May, you will get clear weather conditions in the spring. The weather in the region will provide you with favorable weather since you will not get any weather-related challenges in the area. You can take this helicopter tour.

In the autumn (September to December), the conditions are stable, with less precipitation and others in the region. The view of the Himalayas is also incredible in the area. In this season, the Annapurna region looks spectacular.

However, the weather remains unpredictable in the region. The skies can turn sunny to overcast in a few hours. Hence, delays or cancellations are common in the region. Cloudy and foggy weather in the summer monsoon season is quite stunning.

Winter temperatures can drop significantly lower in the region. There are sub-zero weather conditions with heavy snowfall, which leads to delays and cancellations in the area. The visibility needs to be clear for the flight to take off for the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour in Nepal. The autumn and spring seasons are ideal for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour.

Why Take the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

Spectacular natural beauty

The Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour offers you the most outstanding views of the snow-clad mountains. The trail will pass above the best natural terrains. These diverse landscapes include the region’s serene lakes, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, unique settlements, etc.

There are many Buddhist monasteries and other heritage sites along the trail. There are many Tamang and Gurung unique settlements with friendly locals and warm hospitality. The diverse beauty of the Annapurna region from the helicopter is quite stunning.

Safe and comfortable tour

The safe and comfortable Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour is a highlight. Although the routes and the airport helipad are challenging, you will fly past these regions. We will follow all the necessary precautions, and the professional pilots will then take you on a flight.

Accessibility

The Helicopter tour to ABC is ideal for all travelers as it is quite accessible. You can take this helicopter trip at any time of the year with little preparation. You can choose a travel destination from either Kathmandu or Pokhara.

The beautiful trail will lead you through the incredible terrains of the region. Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour is a safe and comfortable short-duration trip by highly experienced and professional pilots.

Up Close views of the Himalayas

The Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour also provides you with the most extraordinary up-close views of the snow-clad Himalayas in the region. The serene landscapes of the region will make you enchanted along the trail. The helicopter will fly at a low altitude and in proximity to the silver Himalayas. Hence, you will get the best views of the snow-clad mountains.

Essential Safety Tips for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Stay seated at the designated seats,
  • Do not stand or move during the flight
  • Wear seat-belts during the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter
  • Do not throw any objects from the helicopter flight
  • Do not smoke unless you get the pilot’s permission
  • Do not move to the back of the helicopter, as there is the Rotor fan

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Difficulties

The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter is a high-altitude travel journey depending on weather conditions. The beautiful trail will lead you through the incredible natural terrains of the region. However, the departure and landing time depends upon the region’s weather conditions. There are many delays and cancellations in case of bad weather conditions.

The delays and cancellations are generally more common in the off-season of summer-monsoon and winter seasons. This is due to the weather conditions. In the monsoon seasons, there is heavy rainfall, with harsh winds flowing through the region. There are high chances of heavy thick inches of snow in the winters, with snow storms common in the region.

However, you will find unpredictable weather in the high-altitude Annapurna Base Camp. There are generally clear weather conditions in the peak season for Spring and Autumn. There is also altitude sickness in the high altitude of the region. Hence you should prepare well for the trip. Since you will gain a lot of altitudes quickly, you will get prone to altitude sickness symptoms like headache, nausea, vomiting, etc. Hence, you must prepare well for the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour to reduce these difficulties.

Important Notes

  • The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour depends upon the weather conditions
  • You can stay in the base camp for a few extra minutes after the pilot’s permission but only in case of stable weather conditions
  • You can click incredible pictures of the majestic Himalayan landscapes
  • You can either join a group or charter a private helicopter flight
  • You may land at the next convenient place if landing at the base camp is not possible
  • In case of adverse weather conditions, the helicopter flight gets rescheduled to the next favorable day

Permits Required for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The various permits required for the Annapurna Helicopter Tour are as follows. You will need to carry Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). You should also get the trekker’s information management system (TIMS) permit. You will need a passport and two passport-size photos to get the permit. If you tour with us, we will help you with the permit, and you will not have to worry about any hassles.

Types of flight

Group joining tour

The group joining the tour is ideal for all those who want to join a helicopter tour with other travelers. It is ideal if you are traveling solo or in a small group. The group joining the helicopter tour will cost you less than the chartered private tour. The total number of passengers accommodated in the helicopter flight is 5.

Chartered private tour

The chartered private tour is ideal for traveling in a large group. You can book a helicopter flight, enjoy the views, and travel leisurely. You can also travel with your family and friends. The total number of passengers in the helicopter flight is also 5.

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Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour
  • Kathmandu
  • Guided
  • 30% Cancellation Charge (Personal Reason)
  • Breakfast
  • 4,130 meters (13,550 feet).
  • Kathmandu
  • Covered
  • English, Deutsch