Mount Trails

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Trip Duration1 Days
  • Trip GradeEasy
  • Max. Altitude4130m (13546ft.)
  • Cost Starting FromUS$ 1700
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Max. Altitude: 4130m (13546ft.)
  • Min. Group Size: 1-5 pax
  • Helicopter Landing: Annapurna Base Camp

Highlights

  • Bird eye’s views of diverse landscape;
  • Fly-over the Annapurna region with utmost views of the snow-capped peaks such as Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I, II, and many more
  • Explore the tranquil valleys with a fantastic view of the mountain range, charming aerial view of entire Pokhara Valley
  • Aerial view of deep rhododendron forests in annapurna conservation area.
  • Cherish the sunrise view illuminated at the peak of Annapurna I (8,091 meters)
  • Enjoy the view of lush rural farmlands and charming Gurung Villages; Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Deurali, Bamboo, and Himalaya
  • Fly over the world deepest Kali Gandaki gorge

Annapurna Base camp Helicopter Tour From Kathmandu is breathtaking as well as adventurous

Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. Those who are short on time, undoubtedly take a private helicopter flight over the Annapurna mountains. You will be landing at the base camp of the world’s 10th highest mountain, Annapurna.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour from Kathmandu is one of the easiest ways to get to Annapurna’s base camp. The flight time is two hours. This flight will beat to make the typical  ten days round trip trek by foot to the Annapurna base camp. Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views from a bird’s eye perspective, once you land at Annapurna Base Camp. You can spend around 30 minutes to enjoy the views of snow-capped mountains and around base camp. During this Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing, you will explore the culture and tradition of the Gurung, Magar, and Sherpa people of the Himalayan region.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is possible both from Kathmandu and Pokhara. However, doing this short heli tour is better in terms of cost from Pokhara. If you fly from Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp, the price is doubled compare to fly from Pokhara. However, you will witness the enchanting views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Himalayan range.

While you fly from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp, you will enjoy the aerial view of the beautiful lakes such as Fewa, Begnas, and Rupa lake You will also witness the crystal clear warm white Seti river and a stunning gorge decorated with a suspension bridge and prayer flags. As the trip begins, you will witness the gradual transition from cityscapes to Himalayan landscapes. The diverse landscape makes a stunning helicopter ride.

A helicopter flight is often the keystone of a long-planned vacation. It is a great chance to celebrate a special moment in style and luxury or an ample opportunity to see familiar sights with fresh eyes.

No of Pax                                 Price in USD / Per Person
1 Pax or Charter USD 1700
2 Pax  USD 850  per person 
3 Pax  USD 550 per person 
4-5 Pax  USD 400  per person

Itinerary

Day 1Annapurna Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu or Pokhara

From Pokhara
6:00 AM Departure from Pokhara Hotel
Early in the morning, you will have breakfast in the Pokhara hotel. Our representative will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the domestic Pokhra airport.

6:30 AM Fly from Pokhara Airport to Annapurna Base Camp
Once you arrive at the airport, you will get your boarding pass and proceed through airport security. The airport officer will provide guidelines and share essential information with you, and then you will enter the helicopter. You will get a marvelous view of several high mountains of the Annapurna region, the deepest Kali Gandaki gorge, conservation area, and scattered traditional settlements from the above.

7:00 AM Explore Annapurna Base Camp and Enjoy Heartily Breakfast
The helicopter takes off from the airport and flies towards ABC. The aerial view of diverse landscapes from the helicopter is astonishing. After half an hour, you will reach ABC, and once you land at Annapurna Base Camp, you will enjoy the incredible views of the Annapurna range. You will also grab an aerial view of Gurung settlements. You will enjoy a hearty breakfast with a great view of the snow-clad mountains.

7:30 AM Fly from Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara Airport
You will spend around 30 minutes sightseeing around the base camp, enjoying breakfast with mountain views. This is because our bodies can not adapt to the altitude fluctuation from 1300 meters to 4100 meters in only a few hours. It will take around half an hour to fly back to Pokhara airport. You will fly back to Pokhara airport above the mountains enjoying for the one last time the magnificent view of mountain peaks and green valleys below.

8:00 AM Landing in Pokhara Airport
After half an hour of flight, you will land at Pokhara Airport. Our crew members will help you to get a transfer to the terminal point of the airport. From here, you will ride back to the hotel.

8:30 AM Drive to Pokhara Hotel
After the beautiful Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Flight Landing Tour, we will drop you at your hotel. After completing this short heli tour, you can celebrate in Pokhara.

From Kathmandu
5:30 AM Departure from Hotel to Kathmandu Domestic Airport
Our representative will pick you from the hotel and transfer you to the International Airport via a private vehicle. Your journey starts from the domestic terminal of the International Airport if you are starting from Kathmandu.

6:00 AM Fly from Kathmandu Airport to Annapurna Base Camp
You will take a boarding pass, and the helicopter will take off from the airport and fly to Annapurna Base Camp. During the flight, you will catch the view of the ABC trekking trail from above. You will enjoy the view of the tranquil Annapurna mountain ranges from the top. You will enjoy the most exciting change of landscape, a beautiful village, and dense green forest.

7:00 AM Explore Annapurna Base Camp and Enjoy heartily Breakfast
Finally, enjoying the aerial view after about half an hour, you will reach the Annapurna Base Camp. The camp is quite astonishing, with a 360-degree view of the Annapurna range along with Macchapuchre and Himchuli. The base camp lies at an altitude of 4,130 meters above sea level. You will get ample time to capture and relish the magnificent view of Mt. Annapurna South. You can also walk around, explore the base camp, and play with snow.

Besides, you will also enjoy the hearty Sherpa breakfast with a cup of hot tea on the lap of the Annapurna.

7:40 AM Fly from Annapurna Base Camp to Kathmandu Airport
Once you are done with your breakfast, you will get back on your helicopter and fly back to Kathmandu. You will enjoy a close-up view of the mighty mountains of the Annapurna region. Flying close to the sky-soaring mountains is a different and unforgettable experience.

8:30 AM Landing in Kathmandu Domestic Airport
The flight time to Kathmandu generally takes 40-50 minutes. Once you land at Kathmandu airport, you will be back at your hotel in our private vehicle.

9:00 AM Drive to Kathmandu Hotel
With the wonderful memories of this aerial tour to the ABC, you will drive back to Kathmandu hotel. This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy some of the best views and experience the Himalayas exclusively.

Trip Cost Details

Cost Include

  • 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 

Cost Exclude

  • Personal expenses (extra meals and clothing)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry fees 
  • Applicable airport Taxes
  • Breakfast at Annapurna Base Camp 
  • Everything else apart from “The Tour Includes” above 

Trip Note

Packing list for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a day tour, which means you do not spend overnight at the camp. So, you can compromise with the packing. Packing too much can result in exceeding the weight limit. The UV rays at the base camp are intense, hence make sure to pack some protective essentials. Here are a few things that we suggest you pack for your heli tour: 

  • Weatherproof down jacket 
  • UV protection sunglasses
  • A water bottle
  • Sunscreen and lip balm 
  • Silk/Nylon scarf 
  • Toiletries
  • Full sleeve clothing
  • Warm pair of trousers 
  • Camera essentials 

Note: Based on our experience, the above items should suffice. Should you carry more than above-listed items, make sure they are obligatory. 

Flight briefing with captain introduction and boarding 

For safety, our pilots will run you through some of the important guidelines and precautions to be adapted during the helicopter flight. During the meetup, you will get a chance to introduce yourself to the flight crew and clear up queries that you might have before boarding the helicopter. We highly encourage you to follow the instructions given by the pilots and contribute to a sound flight.