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Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour - 1 Days

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Duration: 1 Day
Accommodation: Hotel
Best Season: Autumn, Spring
Grade: Moderate
Activity: Trekking
Transportation: Car, Helicopter

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Overview

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is one of the most famous trekking route. If you are bound by time but want to explore the Annapurna Base Camp, then Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour is perfect for you.

You can choose to take a private helicopter ride over the Annapurna Mountains, which are covered with thick snow. The helicopter will land you at the base of Annapurna, which is the 10th highest mountain in the world.

The helicopter tour is possible from Pokhara and Kathmandu city. Taking the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour from Kathmandu is a quick way to get to the base camp, only a two-hour flight instead of an eight-day walk. This trip lets you see the base camp from high up in the sky, giving you stunning views. When you land at Annapurna Base Camp, you'll have about 15-30 minutes to enjoy the snowy mountains and learn about the local culture of the Gurung, Magar, and Sherpa people in the Himalayas. 

This helicopter tour is for everyone, no matter your age, and it's great if you want to experience the mountains without the long trek. Seeing some of the world's tallest peaks up close is incredible, and it'll be a memorable experience whether you're in Nepal for a short visit or a business trip. The team at Holiday Planner Treks is ready to make this helicopter ride an unforgettable memory for you.

For further more inquiry or you need any help related to the trip, feel free to contact us anytime. We are always available to help and ensure your journey is smooth and enjoyable.

Highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Take a thrilling helicopter ride from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp.
  • It's a quick and exciting way to get there instead of trekking.
  • The helicopter journey is just 20 minutes from Pokhara to the base camp.
  • Annapurna Range is famous for its unique beauty, almost as famous as Mount Everest.
  • This place has a mix of landscapes with villages, fields, forests, and rugged paths.
  • It has the world's deepest gorge and one of the highest trekking routes.
  • As you go up, it gets drier and looks more like Tibet.
  • The Kali Gandaki Valley gets strong winds in the afternoon.
  • It's possible to trek here even during the monsoon season (June to September) because it's in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
  • The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes 7 days and goes up to 4,140m.
  • It's not the highest trek in Nepal, but it's famous for its beautiful views, so it can be crowded in peak seasons.
  • If you don't want to trek, you can take a short helicopter ride to see the mountains from the sky.
  • You can have breakfast at Annapurna Base Camp and take lots of photos during your 30-minute stop.
  • The helicopter ride takes about 2 hours for the whole trip from Pokhara.
  • The helicopter can carry up to 6 people, which makes it affordable for individuals or small groups.

Best Time for the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour

You can go on the Annapurna Helicopter Tour at any time of the year during daylight hours, as long as the weather is clear and you can see well. But the best times for this tour are in the fall and spring, when the weather is just right for exploring the Annapurna region by helicopter.

Winter, from December to February, can also be a good time, but keep in mind that the place where the helicopter lands at the base camp might be covered in snow.

However, it's not a good idea to go on this tour during the rainy season because the sky is often cloudy and foggy, making it very hard to see and fly safely.

So, in simple terms, the best times to go on the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour are from February to May and from September to December. These months give you the best weather for a fun and enjoyable helicopter ride.

Annapurna Helicopter Tour Costs

The cost of the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) helicopter tour varies depending on the option that suits you best. If you are more likely to have a private experience, then you can go on a private charter flight. From Pokhara, this option typically costs around USD 1800 per person, while if you choose to depart from Kathmandu, it will approximately cost you USD 4000.

On the other side, if you are more likely to have a sharing experience with others, then the Group Joining Helicopter is made for you, provided with Holiday Planner Treks, and it costs you around USD 450 per person when departing from Pokhara. Notably, the cost of the group-joining helicopter is divided among all the individuals who are flying together.

So, whether you are seeking a private adventure or don’t mind sharing the journey with fellow trekkers, Holiday Planner Treks offers the best options available to accommodate your preferences and budget for the ABC helicopter tour.

Why book Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter with Holiday Planner Trek?

  1. Easy Booking: We have a website that's easy to use, secure, and saves you time when booking.

  2. Flexible Plans: If you can't go on your trek for a good reason, we'll help you change the date instead of canceling.

  3. Personalized Trips: We can create a trek plan just for you, based on what you like and the time you have.

  4. Healthy Food: We make sure the food we serve during the trek is clean and good for your health because your well-being matters most.

  5. Experienced Guides: We have knowledgeable guides who know the Everest Region well and can assist you with any issues during the trek.

  6. Transport Options: You can choose between public or private vehicles for your convenience.

  7. Safety Kits: We always have medical kits ready in case you need them.

  8. Happy Clients: For the past 20 years, everyone who trekked with us has been happy with our service.

  9. Celebration: After your trek, we'll organize a special dinner to celebrate your successful journey.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : 6:00 AM - : Departure from Pokhara Hotel Departure from Pokhara Hotel
Day 1 : 6:00 AM - : Departure from Pokhara Hotel Departure from Pokhara Hotel

In the morning, you'll enjoy breakfast at your Pokhara hotel. After that, one of our representatives will pick you up from your hotel and accompany you to the local Pokhara airport.

: 6:30 AM - : Fly from Pokhara Airport to Annapurna Base Camp

When you get to the airport, you will be given a boarding pass and go through a security check. After the check is completed, an airport staff member will give you some directions and important information. After that, you'll hop on the helicopter and enjoy amazing views from the sky. You'll see the beautiful Annapurna mountains, the deep Kali Gandaki gorge, the protected area, and lovely traditional villages below.

: 7:00 AM - : Explore Annapurna Base Camp and Enjoy Heartily Breakfast

The helicopter takes off from the airport and goes to ABC. The view from up high is really amazing, with lots of different landscapes below. After about 30 minutes, you'll get to ABC. When you land at Annapurna Base Camp, you'll see some truly amazing views of the Annapurna mountains. You'll also see the Gurung villages from above. There, you can enjoy a yummy breakfast while looking at the beautiful snowy mountains.

: 7:30 AM - : Fly from Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara Airport

You'll spend approximately 30 minutes enjoying the view at the base camp while having breakfast with a mountain view. This brief visit is because our bodies need time to get used to the quick change in altitude from 1,300 meters to 4,100 meters in just a few hours. After that, it will take about 30 minutes to fly back to Pokhara airport. On the way back, you'll get one more chance to see the fantastic mountain peaks and beautiful valleys below.

Day 1 : 8:00 AM - : Land at Pokhara Airport

After a 30-minute flight, you'll arrive at Pokhara Airport. Our team will help you arrange a ride to the airport building. Then, you'll be driven back to your hotel.

: 8:30 AM - : Drive to Hotel in Pokhara

After the amazing helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp, we'll ensure you safely return to your hotel. Once this short but incredible helicopter adventure is done, you can have fun and enjoy the beauty of Pokhara to make your experience even more special.

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Cost Includes

  • Transportation to and from the hotel and airport for your arrival and departure.
  • Seating arranged for up to 5 people.
  • Airport boarding pass provided.
  • Arrangement of necessary permits.
  • Availability of medical kits.
  • Emergency oxygen cylinder on hand.
  • A 30-minute break at Annapurna Base Camp for breakfast, photos, and videos.
  • Sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Inclusion of government taxes and Annapurna Conservation Area permit, as well as fuel surcharges.

Cost Excludes

  • Cost of Nepali visa.
  • Medical and life insurance expenses.
  • Breakfast (You can opt for a set breakfast at an additional cost of $25 per person).
  • Personal expenses and meals while in Everest.
  • Expenses for hard/soft drinks during the trip.
  • Personal gear costs, including down jackets and other equipment.


How long does the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour last?

The helicopter tour typically takes about 3-4 hours, including the time spent at Annapurna Base Camp.

When is the best time to take this tour?

The ideal times for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is clear, offering spectacular views.

Is previous trekking experience required for this tour?

No prior trekking experience is necessary. This tour is conducted by helicopter, eliminating the need for on-foot trekking.

Is there an age limit for participants?

While there is no strict age limit, participants should be in reasonably good health and capable of handling a short flight.

Can I book this tour in advance?

Yes, you can make advance bookings for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour through our website or by contacting our tour operators.

Is breakfast included in the tour package?

Yes, the tour includes a 30-minute break at Annapurna Base Camp for breakfast, photo opportunities, and videos.

What is the maximum passenger capacity of the helicopter?

The helicopter typically accommodates up to a maximum of 5 passengers.

Are there any extra costs or fees not covered in the tour package?

Additional expenses may include Nepali visa fees, medical and life insurance, personal expenditures, and the option to buy extra breakfast sets or personal gear.

Can Mount Everest be seen during the tour?

While the focus of the tour is on Annapurna, depending on weather conditions, you may catch glimpses of Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks.

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