Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Tour
  • Transport: Helicopter
  • Group Size: 5 Person (Total Weight 450kg)
  • Max Elevation: Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)

Highlights

  • Thrilling Helicopter flight to the base of the world’s tenth highest mountain, Annapurna I (8,091 m).
  • Exquisite views of the gigantic Annapurna mountain range dwelling of an array of massive icy peaks. Annapurna, Fishtail, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri are some of the major visible peaks. 
  • Opportunity to witness picturesque scenery of the verdant valleys and dramatic landscapes.
  • Magnificent bird’s eye view of the Pokhara and Kathmandu valley.
  • Chance to witness the traditional lifestyle of Thakali and Gurung settlements.
  • Opportunity to witness the pristine and untouched flora and fauna of the Annapurna Conservation Area.
     

Description

Situated in the western provinces of Nepal, Annapurna is one of the most popular destinations amongst travelers. Blessed with naturally gifted landscapes, staggering peaks, and abundant flora and fauna, the trip provides an unforgettable experience to any traveler who undertakes it.

Although the trip is most common amongst trekkers, there is an alternative way to visit the base camp without the hassle of long treks. This Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour allows you to visit the base camp and return in a few hour's duration. This luxurious trip is perfect for family tours or individuals who do not desire long and strenuous days of trekking.

The helicopter tour takes you into the heart of the Annapurna region, passing through some rich landscapes and blooming vegetation. The trip also blesses you with magnificent aerial views of the lofty snow peaks as you pass through abundant rhododendron forests, scattered settlements, and cascading waterfalls. 

The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour commences from either Pokhara or Kathmandu. The trip from Kathmandu is costlier due to the long distance. However, traveling with a group can be beneficial as it cuts down the overall cost of the entire trip.

If you’re looking forward to traveling to Annapurna Base Camp but restricted by time or physical endurance, then this Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour can be the perfect option for you!

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour From Pokhara

The Helicopter tour from Pokhara to the base camp is a cheaper option with a shorter route. The total journey is about one and a half hours. You can travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara via a 6-hour long bus journey or a 25-minute flight and sign up for this tour from Pokhara. It is a better option if you are traveling solo.

The one hour flight commences from Pokhara airport. It exits the verdant valley of Pokhara with the aerial view of the Phewa lake starting to fade away. The flight then follows along the Modi River valley towards the Annapurna Base camp.

The flight further passes through the settlements of Jhinudada, Chhomrong  & Doman. We then pass through the valley clogged between Annapurna South and Macchapucchre, to the Annapurna base camp (4130m). The journey is a fantastic one with excellent views of the rhododendron forests and the glazing Kali-Gandaki river.

After landing, you can spend some time exploring around the base camp and clicking some well-deserved photographs. We then conclude the journey by boarding the chopper back to Pokhara.

Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour Itinerary 


7:30 AM - Reporting time at Pokhara airport.

8.00 AM - After completing all the necessary check-in procedures, you board the helicopter. At around 8:00 am, you take off from Pokhara Airport heading towards the Annapurna Base Camp.

8.30 AM - The helicopter lands at Annapurna Base Camp with a grounding time off half an hour. You can explore around the area and click some lovely pictures.

9.00 AM - After some quick refreshments and well-deserved photographs, you board the chopper and head back to Pokhara.

9.30 AM - After a 30-minute scenic flight, the chopper finally lands in Pokhara concluding the helicopter tour

What to Expect

  • Airport Transfer by Private Vehicle
  • Private Helicopter charter fee
  • Annapurna Conservation Permit fees
  • All government and local taxes
  • Meals in Annapurna Base Camp
  • Personal Expenses
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
21 Oct, 2019 - 21 Oct, 2019GuaranteedUS$350
28 Oct, 2019 - 28 Oct, 2019GuaranteedUS$350

Useful Information

Best Season

You can opt for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour throughout the year. However, weather conditions and visibility must be favorable for you to do so. 

The best seasons are the spring and autumn season where you can get views worth the money!

You must avoid the rainy season if possible due to the frequent rain and snowfalls that can create delays or cancellation of the trips. Winter also isn’t the most favorable, with low temperatures and sub-zero climates.

The best months to opt for this helicopter tour are February, March, April, and May, September, October, November, and December. During these months the weather is reasonable, and the views are fantastic!