Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the fastest and luxurious way to explore Mt. Annapurna and other surrounding gigantic peaks from Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m). The flight of a lifetime, ABC Heli Tour rewards you with mesmerizing glimpses of several high Himalayas like Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre), Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I and Mt. Annapurna II etc.
Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara is comparatively less costly than ABC Heli Tour from Kathmandu as the duration of flight decreases. Beyond the high Himalayas, the Heli Tour to Annapurna also offers impressive views of diverse landscapes, lush forests and patches of vibrant villages.
Starting from Pokhara, the flight starts to amaze you right after your take-off, and continue to present surprises throughout the voyage.
Major highlights of ABC Heli Tour from Pokhara
- Awe-inspiring Panoramic views of high Himalayas including Annapurna (10th highest mountain), Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri.
- Vibrant villages and lush forests
- Adventurous flight that lasts for about one and a half hours, passing above the giant Himalayan Ranges.
- Quality time with your group in the lap of Annapurna Mountain
Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour
Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour can be operated from Pokhara and Kathmandu (two major tourist hub of Nepal). Depending on your starting point, the helicopter flight lasts for 1:30 hours to 2:30 hours. For Annapurna Base Camp Tour from Pokhara, you need to travel to Pokhara by Domestic flight or by ground transportation. Both ways to reach Pokhara is incredible and offers you alluring views of immense natural beauties.
Unlike Everest Base Camp Heli Tour, Helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp offers chance to get immersed into classical villages of Gurung people. Visiting here during spring rewards you with alluring beauty of lush forests blanketed with the blooming Rhododendron flowers.
Annapurna Base Camp tour in chartered helicopter is the best way to view gigantic snow-clad peaks in a different perspective that very few other have witnessed till date. Book your heli tour to ABC and become one of the lucky people to witness Himalayas from bird’s eye perspective.
The one way flight duration of Heli Tour to Annapurna Base Camp is 30 minutes. Starting from the Domestic Airport of Pokhara, the flight goes above the high Himalayas, from where you can explore the beautiful Pokhara valley in beginning and the high mountain ranges as the flight gradually gains altitude. The round trip takes about one hour.
We land for about a half hour (20-25 minutes) in Annapurna Base Camp. Landing Helicopter for long time in higher altitude is difficult as there might arise several problems in Helicopters engine and your tour may change into terrible experience. Thus to make your trip full of enjoyment and exciting memory, Heli is landed only for 20 minutes.
During the half hour of landing, you can take the photographs of mesmerizing surroundings, have a warm coffee in the lap of world’s 10th highest peak and spend some quality time with your group.
Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour
Flight to Annapurna Base Camp by Helicopter is possible throughout the year. Yet, we recommend avoiding the monsoon season (from mid-June to mid- September), as this season experiences heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and heavy clouds making the Heli tour almost impossible. Due to the dense fog, the visibility gets poor and risk increases thus it is wise to avoid monsoon flight to Annapurna Base Camp.
The months from March to May is considered as the best time to take Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter from Pokhara. Weather is pleasant with warm days and lush forests come to full bloom with alluring Rhododendron flowers. The blooming wildflower makes the forest look awesome with red and pink color.
Moreover, October to February is famous for Heli Tour in Nepal Himalayas as this offers best views in a clear sky. Though the temperature may go freezing at night, day is pleasant and warm. Fix the best season for you or contact us and we will help you to plan your next perfect holiday in Nepal.
Detail Cost of Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara
The cost of helicopter tour varies according to several factors like season, number of passengers etc. Autumn and spring are the peak season for travel in Nepal, thousands of tourists choose this season because of the pleasant weather and clear skies. The hotels get packed during this season and you should book your trip earlier for this busy season. If you are planning to visit Nepal during these seasons, your cost will certainly get higher.
In the seasons like monsoon and winter, comparatively very few tourists visit Nepal and you will get the services at low cost, too.
Moreover, the mode of your Heli Tour also determines the tentative cost of your voyage.
Group Joining Helicopter Tour to ABC
Group joining tour to Annapurna is the best way to decrease your cost of Heli Tour. As you will be sharing the total cost of chartered helicopter with 5 crew members, you will definitely pay less. Don’t worry about finding a group for you; you can contact Nepal Helicopters for matching a group for you directly via their website or calling on +977 9818392976.
Thus for cheap / Budget Heli Tour to Annapurna Base Camp, we recommend you to make a group or contact us for group joining tour, we will manage a team for you.
Private Helicopter Tour to Annapurna Base Camp
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. It costs comparatively higher than group joining tour.
- Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour in Charter Helicopter from Pokhara – USD 1800
- Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour in Charter Helicopter from Kathmandu – USD 3500
For Group Joining – USD 400 per person
- All airport pickups and drops
- Accommodation as per itinerary on B & B plan
- All ground transportation as per itinerary
- Helicopter Charter cost
- International Airfares
- Personal expenses
- Expenses of extra days (if applicable)
- Bar bills
Some common rules you have to follow during Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour
- You have to follow the rules according to pilot, throughout the flight
- Staying in discipline manner is mandatory
- You have to make the co-operative environment
- You should pay attention and be careful while observing the views from Helicopter
- Should follow all the guidelines according to the tourist guide