Annapurna Helicopter Tour-1 day Heli tour to ABC is an incredible tour. This is a good way to reach at Annapurna Base Camp. This is an amazing day tour from Pokhara, suitable for low budget and limited time travelers. There will be five people in one helicopter shuttle. We book the tour first come, first serve basis. So, it is nice to book your seat well in advance.
The fantastic heli tour is flying over the river, village, green hills and cascades to Annapurna base camp. The heli ride in the Himalayas is incredible, and highly recommends to everybody. You will have 15 to 20 minutes time at ABC to enjoy its beauty and photographs. We then fly back to Pokhara.
Annapurna helicopter flight seeing tour is the fastest way, an economical tour to see the breathtaking view of the Annapurna Himalayas from its heart. We will receive you at your hotel and again drop you to your hotel after Annapurna heli tour. Autumn, Spring and Winter are the best time of year.
Why Annapurna Helicopter Tour
- Mesmerizing a 360-degree panoramic view of Himalayan ranges including Mount Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, and many more
- Flight over beautiful natural topography
- Outstanding Himalayan glacier range
- Spending quality time in Annapurna Base Camp
- Explore the hidden valley.
- Panoramic view of Mount Annapurna
- Picturesque area for photographs
- Traditional and cultural villages
- Exotic flora and fauna
- Rare and endangered animals
- View of Machhapuchhre and Himchuli mountains through Helicopter
- Airport pick up/drop off
- Helicopter ride to Annapurna base camp and back.
- Airport tax and service charge
What's not included?
- All your meals and drinks.
- Conservation area fees.
Packing lists for Annapurna 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
Cost for Annapurna 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.
Best Seasons for Annapurna 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
Model of Helicopters for Annapurna 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.
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.