Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Rated 5/5 based on 40 customer reviews
300 USDPer Person

Trip Detail:

Duration: 1 Hour from Pokhara

Max Altitude: 4130 m

Stars/Ends: Pokhara / Kathmandu

Max Group: 5 persons

Important Note

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter is not operating in these days, So join Mardi Himal Base Camp Helicopter Tour for alternate

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is one hour helicopter flight from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp. It takes about 3 hours to complete the Annapurna helicopter tour from Kathmandu.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter landing tour is second most popular helicopter tour in Nepal.

Mt. Annapurna (8091m) is the 10th highest mountain in the world. Exploring the base camp of Mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri is the major highlights of this heli ride package. This Annapurna helicopter flight takes you over the hills, villages, jungles, rivers and lands at the mountain base camp.

For those who are limited by time but want to explore the Himalayan beauty, this Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour is the best option. Heli tour to Annapurna gives you the opportunity to view many dramatic landscapes, lush and primitive valleys and stunning mountain ranges of the entire Annapurna region. In fact, the helicopter tour constitutes the fastest possible and an excellent way to get close views of various mountains belonging to the Annapurna region and get a wonderful experience of the behold wilderness.

Flying from the Pokhara airport, the helicopter flight directs towards the north and offers the stunning view of mountains like Mount Annapurna, Mount Nilgiri, Mount Machhapuchhre, Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Manaslu and Mount Hiunchuli, along with many neighboring mountain peaks. Similar to Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour, this heli ride is best for mountain views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.

Best Time for the Annapurna Helicopter Tour

For the Annapurna Helicopter tour, you can fly all year around in day time but the visibility should be clear. So autumn and spring are the best seasons to explore the Annapurna by helicopter. Winter (December to February) is perfect but the landing place will be full of snow.  Rainy season is not recommended for the helicopter ride because the cloud and foggy weather disturbs on the visibility and almost not possible to fly.

So best time for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour is in the months of February, March, April and May. September, October, November and December are the other months for helicopter flight.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour Options:

ABC helicopter can be possible by two ways:  Charter basis private helicopter tour and group joining helicopter tour.

Private Charter Flight:

In private charter flight you can fly with your group or single on your own time and schedule. It can be possible to arrange from Kathmandu and Pokhara also. If the weather is favorable, the flight is possible to operate anytime in the day.

Group Joining ABC Heli Tour:

Group joining Annapurna Helicopter tour is operated from Pokhara. We have group joining flights based in Pokhara airport. In a single flight 5 different people share the cost and fly to ABC. In order to join in the group joining helicopter tour, Call Us before you plan:

If we have group joining flight available then we will offer you the best price and package.

Private Helicopter Charter Flight from Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp

  • Flight from Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp
  • Takes about 1 hour to reach the base camp
  • Offers views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayan range views
  • Landing on base camp for 15 minutes
  • Maximum 6 persons in a flight, cost based on the per flight

Group Joining Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Flight

  • Total 1 hour flight from Pokhara
  • Group Joining option available
  • Regular departure from Pokhara
  • No need to worry about the flight cost (Pay per person basis)
  • Sharing a charter helicopter with other people
  • Maximum 6 person per flight
  • Offers views of the Fewa Lake, Pokhara Valley and constant view of the massif Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and other mountain ranges constitute the prime highlights of the entire trip.

Annapurna Helicopter Tour Cost

The helicopter tour price is different for different options. Private Charter flight costs about USD 1800 from Pokhara and USD 3500 from Kathmandu.

Group joining helicopter cost USD 400 per person. The cost on the group joining is share with the total number of persons flying together.

Joining in a group of Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Flight

To book your place in our group joining and private charter flight, contact us via phone or email. You can make inquiry before your trip.

We need you passport copy and the flight cost.

Flying like a bird and explore the views of Himalayan peaks close to your eyes is the dream of many people. So, grab the opportunity of flying to the Himalayas now – Call us at: +977 9818392976.

Itinerary

8:00 AM: Fly from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp

8:30 AM: Land at Annapurna Base Camp

9:00 AM: Fly back to Pokhara

9:30 AM: Arrival on Pokhara

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Video

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

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

Maximum 5 passengers can fly at a time. But the weight limitation is 450kg. There will be 6 persons including a pilot. 

How long does the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour take? 

Annapurna Base Camp helicopter flight from Pokhara takes about one hour and twenty minutes. It takes 20 minutes to reach the base camp and the same time for return. You will have 30 to 40 minutes of ground time.

It takes about 3 hours from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. 

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

If the flight is safe enough. All our flights take off only after a comprehensive inspection of weather conditions and wind direction. 

Our fleets go through regular maintenance and are flown by experienced pilots. We fly only after all the conditions are good enough to fly. So, the Annapurna base Camp helicopter tour is safe to fly.

How can I book the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

You can book by joining in our fixed departure flights schedule or can charter for your own group. Call at +9779818392976 or send a message by filling the contact form. We will make your flight booking.

How high will the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour land?

The Annapurna Base Camp is at 4,130m where we land the flight. The helicopter flight altitude is not certain. It might be about 6000 meters sometime.

What is the time of the airport? What happens if I become late?

You are required to reach the airport before 30 minutes of flight time. In case of being late, you should inform the airport representative. Helicopters can wait for a short time for you. 

Our office staff will communicate with you before the flight. Try to be in contact. If you are out of contact and not available on time for flight, the flight will be canceled automatically. 

Is the ABC helicopter tour better than the ABC trekking?

It depends on the person. Some love trekking to experience nature and culture. Some love luxury with fast access. Trekking gives different feelings and helicopter flight gives different feelings. 

For time-bound people who are not comfortable trekking all the way in the mountains, a helicopter tour is the best one.

What if I want to cancel my helicopter flight?

Yes, you can cancel the flight and get a refund. We understand the situation that everything doesn't go well all the time. However, please be aware that the refunding will occur according to our Booking Terms & Conditions. 

Is there any possibility of altitude sickness during the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour?

Yes, possible but very less. We will provide first aid treatment if it happens. Also in case of worse conditions, we will bring you to a lower altitude or hospitals in Pokhara or Kathmandu. 

Does the helicopter carry oxygen for an emergency?

Yes, all helicopters carry an oxygen tank for an emergency. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can be unpredictable. Pilots also need to use oxygen at high altitude. So a first aid box and oxygen will be available in helicopter flight.

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

Autumn and spring seasons are the best time for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour. The clear sky and weather at this time makes it more fun. However, helicopter flight is possible all the time throughout the year in good weather.

Is there a chance of a flight delay for the ABC heli tour? 

Mostly not but sometimes it might be delayed. We try to follow the schedule but bad weather and technical issues may delay your flight which is beyond our control. 

Clients Reviews

Great experience, Best Himalayan Views

(5/5)

Great experience. We were lucky as we had to wait only 20 minutes and we were in the air. I thinks the trip should be only 30 mins but we definitely spend more time in the air, or probably I was dreaming. To view the high Himalayas from birds view is just amazing. Do it if there. It is quite cheap compare to other helicopter flights I have been to.

Best Helicopter Ride to Annapurna Base Camp

(5/5)

We have contact in a very last minute on our part, but Nepal Helicopters team were very quick to respond and arranged everything for our requests. Everything was simple and efficient. My one "must do" in Nepal was to be at the base camp of Mount Annapurna. Didn’t have enough time to do the trek and the flight around the Himalayas seemed lame. We found the Annapurna Base Camp by helicopter as an option and we jumped at the opportunity.

It was really a wonderful moment of my life. For anyone who wants a lifetime story to share, Do This!! You won’t regret it.

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