Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour From Pokhara

Duration: 1 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Sightseeing
  • Food: None
  • Group Size: 2 to 5
  • Max Elevation: 4,200 m.

Facts about Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Trip Name: Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour From Pokhara

Tour Type: Charter Flight

Maximum Group: 5 Persons

Maximum Elevation: 13,550 ft.

Flight Duration: An hour (Depending on the sector we fly from)

Maximum Weight: 450/ 500 kg.

Best Season: February, March, April, May, September, October, November, and December

Best Time to Fly: Early in the morning

Landing Points: Annapurna Base Camp

Himalayan Sights: Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Lamjung Himal range

The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is an extraordinary adventure that ranks among the most sought-after treks worldwide. It beckons to every traveler who visits Nepal, enticing them with the captivating allure of witnessing the awe-inspiring landscape surrounding the majestic Annapurna, the 10th highest peak, Annapurna 1st (8,091) 26,515 ft. on Earth, up close and personal.

For those with limited time at their disposal, there exists an equally enchanting option—a private helicopter flight over the Annapurna Mountains. This remarkable aerial tour grants you the privilege of touching down at the base of the world's 10th-highest mountain, Annapurna itself, delivering an unparalleled and awe-inspiring perspective from the vantage point of a bird soaring through the sky. Prepare to be swept away by the sheer beauty that unfolds before your eyes, as you marvel at the breathtaking panorama from this extraordinary viewpoint.

During the helicopter tour, you will be mesmerized by the panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains and the diverse landscape below. From the helicopter, you can witness the enchanting views of Manaslu 8,163 m. and 26,781 ft. Ganesh Himal 7,422 m, 24,350 ft., and the Langtang Himalayan 7,296 m, 23,773 ft. The flight also offers glimpses of beautiful lakes, such as Fewa, Begnas, and Rupa, as well as the crystal-clear Seti River and stunning gorges adorned with suspension bridges and prayer flags. You can visit Ghorepani Poon Hill as well.

Upon landing at Annapurna Base Camp, you will have around 30 minutes to soak in the awe-inspiring views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains. This short period allows you to appreciate the magnificence of the location and experience the culture and traditions of the Gurung, Magar, and Sherpa people in the Himalayan region.

The helicopter can accommodate up to five people or a maximum weight of 500 kg. to the base camp. Solo travelers also have the option to join a group to share the flight cost.

Highlights of the ABC Helicopter Tour that make it a memorable and unique experience

Spectacular Aerial Views:

The helicopter tour provides breathtaking aerial views of the Annapurna mountain range, including towering peaks like Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machapuchare (Fishtail). Witnessing these majestic mountains from the air is a truly awe-inspiring sight.

Fast and convenient access:

Unlike the traditional trek to Annapurna Base Camp, the helicopter tour allows you to reach the base camp swiftly and comfortably. It is a time-saving option, ideal for those with limited time or physical constraints.

Close-up views of Annapurna Base Camp:

The helicopter lands at Annapurna Base Camp itself, providing you with an up-close experience of this natural wonder. You can explore the surroundings, take photographs, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Himalayas.

Scenic Landscapes and Diverse Terrain:

The helicopter flight takes you over diverse landscapes, including lush valleys, terraced fields, picturesque villages, and dense forests. The ever-changing scenery offers a captivating visual feast throughout the journey.

Insight into Local Culture:

During the flight, you get a glimpse of the traditional mountain villages, their unique architecture, and the local way of life. It offers a cultural perspective on the region, enhancing your understanding of the people who call these mountains their home.

Opportunity for Photography:

The helicopter tour provides fantastic opportunities for photography. Capture stunning aerial shots, panoramic views of the Himalayas, and close-ups of the base camp. The memories you capture will be cherished for a lifetime.

Flexibility and Personalized Experience:

Whether you join a fixed departure or charter your flight, the helicopter tour allows for flexibility and customization. You can plan the trip according to your preferences, ensuring a personalized experience tailored to your needs.

Safe and Comfortable Journey:

The helicopter tour prioritizes safety, with regular inspections, well-maintained helicopters, and experienced pilots. You can enjoy a comfortable and secure journey while taking in the natural beauty of the Annapurna region.

The Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour combines adventure, luxury, and natural beauty, offering a unique perspective on one of the world's most stunning mountain ranges. It is an experience that allows you to create lasting memories while exploring the heart of the Himalayas.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

How many people can fly in an Annapurna Base Camp helicopter flight at a time?

A maximum of five passengers can fly at a time, with a weight limitation of 450 kg. The total number of individuals, including the pilot, will be six.

How long does the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour take?

The helicopter flight from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp takes approximately one hour and twenty minutes. The journey to the base camp itself takes about 20 minutes, with the same duration for the return trip. Once at the base camp, you will have approximately 30 to 40 minutes for ground time. The total duration from Kathmandu to Kathmandu is around 3 hours.

Is it safe to fly to Annapurna Base Camp by helicopter?

Safety is our top priority. All our flights undergo a thorough inspection of weather conditions and wind direction before takeoff. Our helicopters are regularly maintained, and experienced pilots handle the flights. We only operate when all conditions are suitable for safe flying. Therefore, the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour is a safe option.

How can I book the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

You can book your tour by joining our fixed departure flight schedule or by chartering a flight for your group. To make a booking, you can call us at +9779841527688 or send a message using the contact form. Our team will assist you in securing your flight. Global Adventure Trekking Company is always there to assist you.

What is the altitude of the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour land?

The Annapurna Base Camp is located at an altitude of 4,130 meters, where we will land the helicopter. The altitude during the helicopter flight itself may vary and can reach approximately 6,000 meters at times.

What is the check-in time for the airport? What happens if I am late?

You are required to reach the airport at least 30 minutes before your scheduled flight time. In case of delay, please inform the airport representative. The helicopter can wait for a short period, but it is essential to maintain communication. If you are unreachable and not present on time for the flight, it will be automatically canceled.

What is the cancellation policy for my helicopter flight?

Cancellation is possible, and you can receive a refund. We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise. However, please familiarize yourself with our booking terms & conditions, as the refund process follows those guidelines.

Is there a possibility of altitude sickness during the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour?

While it is unlikely, there is a slight possibility of altitude sickness during the helicopter tour. We provide first aid treatment in case of such occurrences. If conditions worsen, we will arrange for a descent to a lower altitude or facilitate your transfer to hospitals in Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Does the helicopter carry emergency oxygen?

Yes, all our helicopters are equipped with emergency oxygen tanks. The availability of oxygen is essential for managing Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), which can be unpredictable. Pilots also utilize oxygen at high altitudes. Therefore, a first aid box and oxygen supply are always available during the helicopter flight.

What is the best time for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

The best seasons for Annapurna Base Camp are autumn and spring

Useful information about helicopters in Nepal

1. 9N ANA (AS350B3e)

Model: AS350B3e

• Manufacturer: Airbus, France

• Engine type: Ariel 2D

• Passenger capacity: 5 

• Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG

• Maximum Operating Altitude: 23,000 FT

2. 9N ALA (AS350B3e)

Model: AS350b3e

• Manufacturer: Airbus, France

• Engine Type: Ariel 2D

• Passenger Capacity: 5 

• Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2,250 KG

• Maximum Operating Altitude: 23,000 FT

3. 9N-AJD (AS 350 FX II)

Model: AS350 FX II

• Manufacturer: Airbus, France

• Engine Type: LTS-101 700D2

• Passenger Capacity: 5 

• Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2,250 KG

• Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT

4. 9N-AFQ (AS 350 FX II)

Model: AS350 FX II

• Manufacturer: Airbus, France

• Engine Type: LTS-101 700 D2

• Passenger Capacity: 5 

• Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2,250 KG

• Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT

5. 9N-AGU (AS350 BA)

Model: AS350 BA

• Manufacturer: Airbus, France

• Engine Type: Arriel 1B

• Passenger Capacity: 5 

• Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2,100 KG

• Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT

Safety Measures for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

• Follow the pilot’s instructions to enter and exit from the aircraft.

• Don’t move around in-flight or exchange seats with fellow travelers.

• Remember to secure your personal belongings.

• Don’t put your hands or heads out of the window.

• Smoking is not allowed inside the helicopter at any time.

• Always tighten your seat belt

Outline Itinerary

Open All Days Close All Days
Day 01: The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour caters to individuals with time constraints or physical limitations preventing them from trekking to ABC in the Annapurna Himalayas. This tour is crafted by Global Adventure Trekking Company.

Pick-up: 5:30 AM

Airport Departure: 5:45 AM

Flight Departure: 7:00 AM

Return Time: 8:00 AM

  • 4,200 m./13,776 ft.

What's included

  • Convenient transportation to and from the airport, ensuring a hassle-free arrival and departure experience.
  • Comfortable seating arrangements for a maximum of 5 people, ensuring a pleasant journey.
  • Airport boarding pass, allowing you to embark on your adventure smoothly.
  • Expert assistance in arranging the necessary permits, ensuring compliance with regulations.
  • Provision of medical kits to address any unforeseen circumstances and ensure your safety.
  • Availability of an oxygen cylinder in case of emergencies, prioritizing your well-being.
  • Enjoy a delightful 30-minute break at Annapurna Base Camp, where you can savor a delicious breakfast, capture breathtaking photos, and record memorable videos.
  • Engage in captivating sightseeing activities as outlined in the carefully crafted itinerary.
  • Government tax and Annapurna conservation area permit & fuel surcharges are included, allowing you to explore without any additional financial burden.
  • Nepali visa fee, which will need to be arranged separately to enter the country.
  • It is recommended to have your own medical and life insurance coverage for added peace of mind.
  • Breakfast is not included in the trip cost; however, you have the option to enjoy a set breakfast for $20
  • Per head.
  • Personal expenses and meals during your tour
  • Hard/soft drinks throughout the trip are not included, allowing you to choose according to your preferences.
  • Personal gear such as down jackets and other equipment costs are not included; please make the necessary arrangements beforehand