Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Rated 5/5 based on 40 customer reviews
1800 USDPer Charter

Trip Detail:

Duration: 1 Hour from Pokhara

Max Altitude: 4130 m

Stars/Ends: Pokhara / Kathmandu

Max Group: 5 persons

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is one hour helicopter flight from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp. It takes about three 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 Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp

  • Flight from Pokhara airport to Annapurna Base Camp
  • Takes about 20 minutes to reach the Annapurna Base Camp
  • Offers views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range views
  • Landing on base camp for 30 minutes
  • Maximum 5 people can fly in a flight, cost based on the per flight

Group Joining Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Flight

  • Total one hour 20 minutes flight from Pokhara airport
  • Group Joining option available on
  • Regular departure from Pokhara
  • Pay per person basis
  • Sharing a charter helicopter with other people
  • Maximum 5 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 ABC helicopter tour price is different for different options. Private Charter flight costs about USD 1800 from Pokhara and USD 4000 from Kathmandu.

Group joining helicopter cost USD 450 per person from Pokhara. 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 full or partial cost for trip confirmation.

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.

Safety Guidelines

  1. Allow Sufficient Landing Space: When bringing the helicopter from the air to the ground, ensure an appropriate amount of space is available for landing. Avoid rushing and maintain ample distance from both the chopper and its rotor blades.

  2. Approach from the Front: When entering or exiting the helicopter, always approach from the front to ensure that the pilot has a clear view of your presence. This helps maintain visibility and enhances overall safety.

  3. Receive Briefing from the Pilot: The pilot will provide you with essential information regarding safety rules and regulations. Pay close attention to the briefing and adhere to the instructions given.

  4. Follow Pilot's Signal: Prior to entering or exiting the aircraft, wait for the pilot's signal or instruction. This ensures that the appropriate conditions are met and minimizes any potential risks.

  5. Maintain a Low Crouch: When the helicopter is in close proximity, walk in a low crouch position. This posture helps to reduce the risk of injury from rotor blades or other potential hazards.

  6. Mind Your Headgear: Avoid wearing any headgear, such as caps or hats, that extends above your eye level. Strong air currents generated by the helicopter can easily blow away loose items. If your headgear is displaced, do not attempt to retrieve it.

  7. Wear Safety Equipment: Always wear your seat belt and headset while on board the helicopter. These safety measures are crucial for your protection and ensure effective communication with the pilot throughout the flight.

Itinerary

7:30 AM: Pick up from Hotel around Lakeside, Pokhara and transfer to Pokhara International Airport

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

8:20 AM: Land at Annapurna Base Camp

9:00 AM: Fly back to Pokhara

9:20 AM: Arrival on Pokhara

Cost Info

Cost Includes

  • Hotel to airport pickup and drop
  • Helicopter flight for 4/5 people maximum in one Helicopter
  • Boarding Pass and taxes at airport
  • Emergency Oxygen supply for quick evacuation if required
  • 30 Minutes landing time at Annapurna base camp for photos and Videos.
  • Government Tax & Fuel Surcharges.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal equipment and expenses
  • Tips
  • Extra costs not mentioned on cost include sections

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.

Selina Donald
Sydney,Australia

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.

Jems Reeder
London

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