Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour-1 day ABC Heli tour flight landing at Annapurna base camp is a nice way to enjoy the natural and cultural beauty of Annapurna Sanctuary. The tour is perfect for family with children to seniors.
The ABC Heli tour starts and ends in Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful nature city of lakes, green hills and the Himalayas. Pokhara is the place, no particular point is necessary to see the mountains.
The tour departs everyday from Pokhara, and flying over green hills, rivers, forest, terrace field and villages towards Annapurna Base Camp, and landing at ABC for 30 minutes for photographs with tea/coffee. After that we directly fly back to Pokhara from Annapurna base camp.
Autumn, Spring and Winter are the best seasons. The rainy season like July to August does not recommend Annapurna base camp helicopter flight landing tour because cloudy and foggy weather disturb the visibility of the Himalayas.
Annapurna base camp helicopter tour from Pokhara is a must do things in Pokhara. The tour gives the once in a life time experience. Book on time and enjoy the thrilling ABC heli tour from Pokhara.
Why Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour
- The best aerial view of the Begnas Lake, Phewa Lake and other lakes from helicopter ride
- Flying beneath world’s tenth highest Mt. Annapurna at above 8,091 m with its array of peaks.
- Smooth, great landing within beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary and at base camp above 4,130 m high.
- Flying over picturesque and dramatic scenery of verdant valley and hills dotted with farm villages.
- Exceptional panorama of mountains and glaciers in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge at base camp.
- Best to those people who have no time trekking Annapurna base camp.
2 hours N/A N/A
7:00 AM: Pick up from your hotel in Pokhara.
7:30 AM: Take a boarding pass and fly to Annapurna base camp.
8: 00 AM: Land into the Annapurna base camp, We will have breakfast at the Annapurna base camp.
8:30 AM: Fly back and land at the Pokhara airport.
9:00 AM: Pick up you from the airport and transfer your hotel into Pokhara.
20/ 40 minutes by flight
Receive you at your hotel at around 6:00 AM in the morning to Pokhara Airport. From there, you will board the helicopter which takes around 40 minutes to reach Annapurna Base Camp. You will have 20 to 30 minutes time at Annapurna Base Camp for the photograph and to enjoy the magificient view of Mount Annapurna, Fishtail and other surrounding mountains with Annapurna Himalayan glacier.
25 minutes flight
From Annapurna Base Camp, you will board the flight back to Pokhara. This scenic 25 minutes flight offers you the stunning arial views of Pokhara valley.This is the shortest and fastest way to reach at Annapurna Base Camp avoiding 10 days trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. Once land at Pokhara airport, pick you up and transfer to hotel.
- Airport transfer (pick up/ drop) during tours.
- Helicopter Charter tour to Annapurna Base Camp on sharing basis (max 5 Person)
- Landing at the Annapurna base camp for 10-15 min but enough time to take a picture and see the mountain.
- First Aid kit box and oxygen cylinder for an Emergency case
- All government tax and fees.
- Company service charges and fees.
What's not included?
- Meal (Breakfast/lunch) in Annapurna base camp during the trip.
- Domestic airport departure taxes/fees.
- Life and medical insurance during the trip
- Personal expense on a trip.
- Food, Hard and soft drinks during the tours.
- Annapurna conservation area fee
Model of Helicopters for Annapurna base camp helicopter tour
With two types of helicopters operating in Nepal at present in private sectors: AS 350 B series of helicopters which are manufactured by Euro copter, France and are very popular all over the world. It is regarded as one of the most versatile helicopters and is suitable for mountain flying and all types of helicopter missions.
Seasons for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Flight Tour
Annapurna Base Camp Landing Helicopter tour can be done all around the year except the monsoon period of July to Mid September the wet and rainy months, with clouds blocking the views and making Helicopter flight least possible to land and fly.
March to May warm during the day, morning and late afternoon can be little cooler where morning is clear for the views and Heli flights.
October to January and February will be clear with fine weather but can be much colder during morning and afternoon time as well in shady areas.
March to May is also a flowering time on mid hills of Annapurna Himalaya region where the whole areas turn blazing with rhododendron which is national flower of Nepal.
Late November to Mid February mostly clear during the day, but the days are short with sunlight in Autumn / Fall and Winter times, morning and late afternoon can be cold of less than -5° to -10° Celsius with the maximum of 15° to 20° Celsius in sunny days and afternoon
Cost for a day Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost depends on the package. There are two packages; ABC Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu and another ABC Helicopter Tour from Pokhara. ABC Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu is possible if 5 people group is available, the other option is to charter a helicopter which cost $5000 USD or if you want to make private trip to Annapurna base camp we will manage your private tour for you. From Pokhara, it costs $500 USD per person on sharing basis. And chartering a helicopter costs $2500 USD. if you have a group of 5 people the cost will be less per person.
Packing list for Annapurna base camp helicopter landing tour
You will keep following things to prepare Annapurna base camp helicopter tour:
Small day pack
Sun Hat and Sunglasses.
Sunscreen and body lotion
Some snacks or chocolates
Cameras and it’s batteries
Down jacket and trousers
Straight-away without stops on route takes not more than half an hour or less, depending upon the pilot's decision and weather wise also.
For group joining with maximum 5-6 person seating arrangement, where Helicopter will fly with minimum of 01 to 03 persons, where one can charter helicopter for own comfort.
As crow fly or aeronautical miles it is less than 40 k.m. or approx: 35 k.m air distance straight to Annapurna base camp from Pokhara.
Depending upon altitude wise, normally with two captain (lead pilot) and co-pilot seated next each other. But sometimes with only one pilot that is the Captain where some passenger can seat in the front to enjoy more views during the flight.
Depending upon weather and Captain probably not more than half an hour (30 minutes) on a clear fine morning, where heavy wind current might affect the flight, depending upon pilot and weather-wise and snow level on landing spot at Annapurna Base Camp.
Annapurna base camp stands at the height of 4,130 m located just beneath towering East Face of main Mt. Annapurna I which is at 8,091 m and 26,545 ft high, the first 8,000 m ever climbed by French Expeditions in June 03rd 1950 even before Mt. Everest was climbed three years later in 1953.
Annapurna base camp is a 168 km from Kathmandu. The total Annapurna base camp helicopter tour takes around 4 hours to complete with landing time.
Yes, we have a group joining helicopter tour to Annapurna base camp. If you want to join us for this tour. You will need to contact us and we will manage your Annapurna base camp helicopter tour as per your choice.
Every flight had a weight limit. Annapurna base camp helicopter tour had a weight limit. Normally in this commercial flight tour 5 people per helicopter. 100 kg/person is average weight for Annapurna base camp. And the total capacity of a helicopter is 500 kg. If there will be hard to manage weight you will need to take an extra shuttle for Annapurna base camp helicopter tour.
It is easy, you can book with us directly, we need your exact date for the trip from you and need your copy of passport, We need 30 % of advance for the booking, can pay by card, bank transfer, online, please check our booking and payment system
Yes, this is group joining trip, so all solo traveler can join. Please e-mail us with your preferred flight date. It helps to share cost of Annapurna base camp helicopter tour.
Yes, we always have oxygen cylinder for an emergency.