The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu or Pokhara seems like a thrilling and convenient way to experience the beauty of the Annapurna region. The flight time of two hours beats the typical ten days round trip trek by foot, making it a great option for those who are short on time. The panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains and the surrounding landscapes from a bird's eye view would undoubtedly be breathtaking.
It's interesting to know that the tour allows you to explore the culture and tradition of the Gurung, Magar, and Sherpa people of the Himalayan region. The fact that the tour is also available from Pokhara and the different sights you can witness along the way, such as beautiful lakes, the Seti river, and a stunning gorge, make it even more exciting.
The cost of the tour varies depending on the number of people, but it seems reasonable for the experience it provides. Overall, the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu or Pokhara is a thrilling and convenient way to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region, making it a must-do activity for adventure seekers and nature lovers visiting Nepal.
|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|
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.
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.
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:
Note: Based on our experience, the above items should suffice. Should you carry more than above-listed items, make sure they are obligatory.
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.