The Trip Starts from Pokhara
Take a helicopter flight to the Annapurna Base Camp from Pokhara.
The basecamp is located in the Annapurna Range, in the foothills of Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), the world’s tenth tallest peak. Similarly, most of the areas to the south of Annapurna Massif are home to Nepal’s Gurung ethnic group, one of Nepal’s indigenous hill peoples.
Annapurna Base Camp is a fantastic spot to take in the scenery of the Annapurna range. During this journey, you will get to see most of the Annapurna Range, including Annapurna I (8091m), Gangapurna (7454m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Nilgiri (7061m), and Hiunchuli mountains.
You return to Pokhara after exploring around the camp.
You’ll be picked up from the hotel at 6:00 am. You’ll drive to the airport and embark on a helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp. The tour may last almost 2 hours.
After landing at Annapurna Base Camp and take some time to explore around the base camp. There are teahouse in base camp, you also enjoy breakfast as you relish the views of the Himalayas in Annapurna and nearby ranges. Afterward, fly back to Pokhara at around 9:00 am.
During the aerial tour, you can catch the beautiful sight of Pokhara city, Phewa Lake, tiny villages in the Annapurna trail, majestic panorama of Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna massif, Gangapurna (7454m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), and Mardi Himal (5553m) among other mountains.
- Private transfer between Airport and Hotel
- Helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp on a shared group tour
- Airport tax and fees
- Taxes & service fees
- Tips and personal expense
- The trip starts from Kathmandu on-demand at slightly different prices, please contact us for more information.
- Time schedule if the trip starts from Kathmandu: You’ll be picked up from the hotel at 5:30 am then drive to the airport and embark on a helicopter to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara around 6:30 am, you get on a helicopter and fly to the Annapurna Base Camp. The tour may last almost 2hr.
The best season to explore Annapurna Base Camp remains during spring (March-June) and autumn (September-November). These seasons guarantee the best weather, visibility, and overall accessibility.
You can undertake the tour during winter as well, however, you should strictly avoid monsoon as rain and clouds pose various problems.
What to bring?
You should bring necessary gear for the tour namely a down jacket, trousers, fleece, thermals, trek boots, cap, sunglasses, and gloves. You should carry a camera and other equipment if you wish to take professional photos.
Annapurna Helicopter Tour FAQs
A helicopter can generally fly up to 21,000 ft (6400m). You’ll be flown up to a safe height to get the best vantage point for enjoying the vistas of mountains in the Annapurna region.
The helicopter will land and stay at Annapurna Base Camp for around 35-40 minutes. Staying only a brief moment prevents altitude sickness or dizziness. Within this time, you’ll have your breakfast and get ready to leave.
Certainly, good weather is a precursor for any helicopter flights to ABC. Rain, the possibility of rain, dark clouds, and snowfall are major factors in determining a helicopter flight to Annapurna Base Camp.
The helicopter will briefly land at ABC. You can visit the lodges located within hands’ reach and order coffee or tea along with breakfast. The brief time won’t allow much space for the rest; however, you can take photos at the base camp.
Indeed. Your helicopter pilot is certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), certified by the private training school, other licensing, and has a minimum of 1,000 hours of fly time in account. Your pilot has flown back and forth to Annapurna Base Camp hundreds of times.