Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara

Trip Facts

  • Duration 1 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle and Helicopter Ride
  • Activity Helicopter Sightseeing tour
  • Best Season Feb- May and Sept- Dec
  • Group Size Mini 3 Mix 5 people
  • Trip Start/End Pokhara
  • Max Altitude 4130m/13,549ft

Major Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Miraculous views of the city of Lakes- Pokhara and the giant Lakes
  • Paramount scenery of the Annapurna Himalayan range- Mt. Annapurna, Fishtail, Himchuli
  • Greeneries of the Annapurna Conservation Area dotted with oak and rhododendron woods
  • Aerial view of the dramatic landscape of the Annapurna trekking trails
  • Wonderful landing at 4130 meters- ABC to explore the surrounding alpine vistas and Himalayas
  • Amphitheatre land with giant Himalayan boulders that surround you with pyramid summits
  • Scattered ethnic settlements in the remote countryside at the lap of nature
  • Mountain cozy lodges and the glaciers
  • Photo session and exploration for about 30 minutes ground time
  • One of the best trekking destinations in the world- ABC

Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour with Best Price For 2024/025

The Annapurna Helicopter Tour from Pokhara offers a unique and thrilling way to experience the Himalayas. Annapurna Base Camp, located 4,130 meters above sea level, is surrounded by huge Himalayan peaks in all directions. This is an excellent alternative for those with limited time and who want to visit the Annapurna base camp. The helicopter lands for 30 minutes at the base camp to give you time to enjoy the experience and the surrounding peaks. ABC helicopter tour offers a package that will leave you with a lasting memory.

The Annapurna Helicopter Tour is the best way to see the Himalayas and the Annapurna Region. Annapurna Base Camp, located in the Annapurna Sanctuary, features snowy mountains and settlements as well as forests, wildlife, and rivers. Private helicopters fly over these stunning landscapes, offering fascinating views. This helicopter lands at Annapurna Base Camp, where you can stay at the base camp for a half hour before returning to Pokhara. This tour will provide you with some of the most breathtaking views of Annapurna, Machapuchre, and Dhaulagiri mountains.

We can start the Annapurna base camp helicopter trip from Pokhara or Kathmandu. The tour offers a wonderful view of the dense forests and hills. It is also a thrilling adventure. The helicopter tour can be done all year round, except for the monsoon season, when clouds and rain can obscure the view. We can choose the best helicopter flight time based on the weather forecast. During monsoons, early mornings are the best time for this helicopter flight. This helicopter tour does not require any prior trekking experience and requires only a minimum of ten days to complete. 

This Annapurna helicopter tour does not pose any risk of altitude illness. You only need to ensure that you spend the recommended amount of time at Annapurna Base Camp. The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour offers breathtaking views and allows you to experience the Himalayas at a price lower than the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This tour allows you to experience all of this without the need to endure altitude sickness and fatigue from hiking for five or six hours per day for ten days. The whole family can enjoy this tour. You will arrive at Mount Annapurna - the tenth-tallest mountain. Our experienced pilots and guides will ensure that you are comfortable and safe throughout the tour. You can enjoy the magnificent view with no problem.

En route from Pokhara to the Annapurna sanctuary, you'll be treated to an aerial spectacle featuring stunning lakes like Fewa Lake, Begnas Lake, and Rupa Lake. Additionally, you'll marvel at the crystal-clear Seti River, adorned with a suspension bridge and prayer flags, adding to the visual allure. A helicopter flight often becomes the highlight of a meticulously planned vacation. It presents a splendid opportunity to commemorate a special moment in luxury and style or rediscover familiar sights with a renewed perspective.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour-1 day is perfect for those who want to be at the base camp and experience the altitude and mountains but want to avoid walking for 7-8 Days to get there. For those who want to combine the trekking experience with a Helicopter tour of the Everest Base Camp; Or, If you want to trek to Everest Base Camp and then enjoy a stunning helicopter ride back to Lukla, the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return in 12 Days could be the perfect adventure for you.

Why ABC Helicopter Tour From Pokhara With Us?

  • Stunning view of Begnas Lake, Phewa Lake, and other lakes from the Helicopter.
  • Amazing views of Pokhara city with its lakes.
  • 100% refund if the flight is canceled due to bad weather.
  • No hidden charges.
  • Easy booking process.
  • All helicopter charges are included.
  • Low prices available.
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Annapurna region.
  • The Helicopter lands at Annapurna base camp for an up-close experience.
  • Ideal tour for individuals with time constraints or physical limitations who are unable to trek.
  • Easy and adventurous tour of Nepal without the need for trekking.

How Much is The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

The price for a helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp can vary depending on the travel agency and their relationship with helicopter companies in Nepal. Some agencies may charge around $570, while others offer the same service for $465 to $475. At Adventure Club Trek, we provide a fixed price with no hidden charges. The cost for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour is as follows:

1 person: $449
Group of 5 people (each): $394 ( if Paying together)

If you prefer a private helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp, the cost is approximately $1969. This way, you won't have to wait for others to join, and you can cover the expenses on your own.

To book your trip:

Booking a sharing or a private Annapurna  Base Camp helicopter tour is simple. Just let us know your preferred date and share your details to confirm your booking. We can help you choose the right time for your trip. You can reach out to us via email or phone through social media, as mentioned below.

For 24/7 direct assistance, call Mr. Birendra at +977-9851025658 (WhatsApp and Viber).

You can also contact us via email at info@adventureclubtrek.com.

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Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour Packing/Equipment List 

It is important to pack well for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour; however, there's little to pack. Appropriate booking is essential. The packing list depends on the season you are traveling, but the stuff you pack should be able to protect you from freezing-level temperatures with clothes that are warm enough to keep you comfortable.

Here is a Packing List of packing for the ABC Helicopter Tour

  • A down jacket (for winter) and a normal jacket (for spring and autumn)
  • Sunblock cream and body lotion
  • Sunblock hat/woolen hat (according to the season)
  • Woolen scarf
  • Lip balm
  • A thermos water bottle
  • Light snacks
  • Toilet paper
  • Spare battery (if you bring a camera)
  • Fully charged power bank

Helicopter model

Among the helicopter models in Nepal, the popular ones that are used for helicopter tours in Nepal include the Airbus products: Eurocopter EC130B4 and Ecureuil, AS 350 B3 E Airbus. The AS350 B3 E Airbus is now known as H125. These are the safest helicopter models, especially those that take off and land in the alpine territory, like Everest Base Camp, Muktinath, and Annapurna Base Camp. The helicopters have a capacity of 3 passengers and five passengers, excluding the captain, with an excessive weight of 500 kg.

Here is some useful information about helicopters. The use of these models will depend on the area and altitude.

9N ANA (AS350B3e)

  • Model: AS350B3e
  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine type: Arriel 2D
  • Passenger capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 23,000 FT

9N ALA (AS350B3e)

  • Model: AS350b3e
  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine Type: Arriel 2D
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 23,000 FT

9N-AJD (AS 350 FX II)

  • Model: AS350 FX II
  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine Type: LTS – 101 700D2
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT

9N-AFQ (AS 350 FX II)

  • Model: AS350 FX II
  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine Type: LTS – 101 700D2
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT

9N-AGU (AS350 BA)

  • Model: AS350 BA
  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine Type: Arriel 1B
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2100 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT

Itinerary Overview 

6: 00 AM: Pickup from Hotel and Transfer to Pokhara Airport.

06:30 AM: Fly from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp

07:00 AM: Land at Annapurna Base Camp

07:30 AM: Fly Back to Pokhara

08:00 AM: Arrival at Pokhara and drive to the Hotel

Itinerary

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Early in the morning, we pick you up for the exclusively thrilling but incredibly rewarding Helicopter tour to Muktinath and transfer you to Pokhara airport.

06:30 AM: Fly from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp

We take a helicopter ride early in the morning and approach north from Pokhara. The immense terraced hillside setting of Sarangkot, the greeneries of Annapurna Conservation Area, and explore the excellent sceneries of the Annapurna Himalayan chain. On the trip, we can glance at the Mardi Himal Trekking trail. Then it follows the Modi Khola gorge and lands at Annapurna Base Camp, which often remains bustling with excited trekkers.

07:00 AM: Land at Annapurna Base Camp

Landing at the Annapurna Base Camp, we get about half an hour of ground time to explore and enjoy photo sessions at this dramatic amphitheater. The impressive summits of Mount Annapurna I, II, Himchuli, and Tent Peak and the surroundings look fantastic. The alpine setting is luminous, with the glaciers, rocky boulders, lodges, and Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags hanging around. After spending half an hour exciting moment at ABC, we prepare to get back.

07:30 AM: Fly Back to Pokhara

Taking off from Annapurna Base Camp, we fly towards the south and above the hill ridge of the Mardi Himal route. Then we enjoy the greeneries of the dense woods. Fly further; the picturesque city of Lakes- Pokhara and its beauties can be explored.

08:00 AM: Arrival at Pokhara.

Landing at Pokhara, we will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

    Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern while traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary, but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline, and illness or injury can occur. To avoid dangerous situations, we may occasionally change the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That has been said, and Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

    Cost Details

    Price Includes

    • Airport to hotel pick-up and drop-off service.
    • A seating arrangement for a helicopter that can accommodate up to 5 passengers.
    • Airport boarding pass.
    • Permit arrangement service available (only for longer treks).
    • Medical kit and oxygen cylinder.
    • Enjoy a 30-minute walk around the base camp of Annapurna while taking pictures and videos.
    • Cost of a round-trip helicopter flight.
    • Government taxes, fuel surcharges, and other charges.

    Price Excludes

    • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days)
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu, and Pokhara
    • Breakfast at the base camp
    • Medical and life insurance.
    • Tea/coffee, clod drinks throughout the trip.
    • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the cost included section.

    Date & Prices

         
    Start DateStart: FridayFebruary 23, 2024End DateEnd: FridayFebruary 23, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $449
    Start DateStart: SaturdayFebruary 24, 2024End DateEnd: SaturdayFebruary 24, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $449
    Start DateStart: SundayFebruary 25, 2024End DateEnd: SundayFebruary 25, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $449
    Start DateStart: MondayFebruary 26, 2024End DateEnd: MondayFebruary 26, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $449
    Start DateStart: TuesdayFebruary 27, 2024End DateEnd: TuesdayFebruary 27, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $449
    Start DateStart: WednesdayFebruary 28, 2024End DateEnd: WednesdayFebruary 28, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $449
    Start DateStart: ThursdayFebruary 29, 2024End DateEnd: ThursdayFebruary 29, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $449

    The Published dates are guaranteed departures. If the scheduled dates are not suitable for you, we will be happy to create our trips to suit your needs. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for, and our travel experts will help customize your dream destination.

    Useful Info

    What is the Weight Limit of the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tours?

    The ultimate weight limit of the passengers is 500 kg for five Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour crew. This weight limit applies to all helicopter tours in Nepal.

    Weather and Climate

    Weather conditions remain clear and visible around Annapurna Base Camp in the morning throughout the year, except for some monsoon days. Rests of the seasons are suitable for the helicopter tour to ABC, allowed with the clear weather status. The weather and climate status change according to seasonal variations.

    Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Spring Season

    Spring (March, April, and May) is an amazing season in the Annapurna region, with clear weather and stunning wildflowers. You fly above the rhododendron woods of Annapurna Conservation Area, which look incredible. The weather allows eye-catching Himalayan vistas. The temperature at ABC remains cool in the morning (0-5 degrees Celsius), but it rises around 15-20 degrees Celsius during the day.

    Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Autumn Season

    Autumn (September, October, and November) is the most suitable time for the ABC helicopter tour. The weather remains a bit cloudy and rainy till mid-September, and after that, splendid weather allows for great Himalayan scenery. The morning weather at ABC gets down to the freezing point. However, the daytime is warm at 20-22 degrees Celsius. There is the least probability of getting views obstructed by clouds. You may select October-November for delighting Himalayan sceneries with an ABC helicopter tour.

    Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Winter Season

    It may not sound well to be in the Himalayan terrain, but it's incredible in the case of the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour. December and January allow wonderful weather of around 10 degrees during the day at ABC and up to -10 degrees at night. From mid-December till mid-February, in the base camp area and up to the elevation of 4000 meters, the entire landscape remains snowy. Likewise, the snow-capped Himalayas appear more delightful in winter with the heap of snow. You must wear more woolen products and a down jacket in winter. The only challenge of ABC helicopter tours in winter is that the weather may change rapidly, which causes flight cancellations.

    Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Summer Season

    Summer is not a good season for the helicopter tour to Annapurna base camp. It is a rainy season in Nepal, and rainfall is a very common topic. The Annapurna region itself is known as the most rainfall zone in Nepal. However, after the rainfall, the clear weather allows for great views, and if you are in Pokhara during the monsoon, you may benefit from this type of opportunity.

    How to Deal with Altitude Sickness?

    High altitude sickness is a disorder that people might feel above 3000 meters. It is directly connected to altitude adaptation, which makes people have difficulty breathing. Altitude sickness is also called Acute Mountain Sickness.

    The ultimate altitude of Annapurna Base Camp is 4130 meters, which is not a risky zone for getting caught in altitude sickness. It's very unlikely to be suffering from AMS. However, you may experience it accidentally once you get out of the helicopter. Mild headache and dizziness can be the common symptoms you feel at ABC. Initially, you will be given oxygen support in the helicopter, as oxygen cylinders will be in every helicopter. If it's risky, flying back to the lower altitude is another best way.

    You will get a maximum of half an hour of landing time at the Annapurna base camp. You walk around and get abundant miraculous glimpses of the mighty Himalayan peaks like Mt. Annapurna.

    What is the Safety Measure for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

    There are some sorts of essential safety measures for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour. It starts from entering the aircraft, where you should follow the captain's instructions, and also at the exit.

    • If you are in a group, do not move from your place during the flight or exchange your seats with other travelers
    • You should not put your hands or head out of the window and do remember to keep your belongings safe.
    • Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the helicopter, and it's very sensible
    • Please remember to tighten your seat belt properly.
    • If you feel any breathing problems or dizziness, tell your captain about it.

    Aftermath of COVID-19,

    • Helicopters are sanitized properly in all corners with spray
    • You should follow the safety instructions like wearing a mask, gloves
    • Test your temperature before flying

    Travel Insurance For The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

    It is important to have travel insurance for any trip. This includes the Helicopter Ride from Annapurna Base Camp. Travel insurance provides financial protection against unforeseen events, such as medical emergencies, flight delays, or loss of personal items. The following are details on travel insurance for the Heli tour to Annapurna base camp:

    Medical Insurance:

    Annapurna Base Camp's high altitude, remote location, and isolation may increase the risk of altitude sickness and other medical emergencies. Travel insurance should cover medical costs, including emergency evacuations and repatriations. Insurance should cover any pre-existing conditions.

    Trip Cancellation/Interruption:

    Annapurna base camp by helicopter may be affected due to unforeseen events, such as bad weather or flight cancellations. Travel insurance will cover cancellations or interruptions of trips, including non-refundable costs such as hotel rooms, flights, and tour fees.

    FAQs

    • Q1. How long is the Heli Ride from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp?

      The helicopter ride from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp takes about half and hour (30 minutes) one way.

    • A chopper takes a maximum of 5 people, except the captain.

    • The straight distance from Pokhara (822 meters) to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters) is about 37 aeronautical miles.

    • Annapurna Base Camp is located at 4130 meters altitude, being surrounded by the giant Himalayan boulders from three directions. The altitude of Annapurna Peaks includes- Mt. Annapurna (8091m/26545.28ft), Mt. Fishtail (6999m/22962 ft), and Mt. Annapurna South (7219m/23684 ft).

    • There will be a single pilot in one helicopter, who flies with a great experience.

    • Undoubtedly, Annapurna Base Camp is unconstrained, less troublesome, and safe compared to any other options. Annapurna base camp Helicopter Tour is by far the safest trip of all, with a rare fatal mishap reported to date. Our fleets go through a series of maintenance and are flown by experienced pilots. We, the Air Dynasty team, really care about our travelers’ lives and are too cautious about it.

    • All pilots of Air Dynasty are highly experienced in flying a helicopter around the high mountainous terrain. We believe that this is the most experienced group of helicopter tour pilots anywhere in Nepal. Also, they have excellent knowledge of the locations. During the flight, our pilots will deliver complete and reliable information about mountain peaks.

    • Gurung people belong to one of the ethnic tribes of Nepal, who populate mostly the middle hill range. Annapurna region is dominated by the Gurung people, who have their unique lifestyles, customs, garments, festivals and celebrations. They are traditions loving people, who follow animal husbandry profession and hospitality industry. Gurung people have marked their bravery in British Gurkha, therefore they are taken as brave Gurkhas.

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