• Scenic flight over numerous snowcapped peaks and verdant hills with landing at the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
• Stunning panorama comprising of various peaks and glaciers like Annapurna, Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Manaslu, Himchuli and more
• 15-30 mins ground time at ABC to take pictures and have coffee/breakfast
• Flight over the 10th highest peak (Annapurna) and the deepest gorge (Kali Gandaki) in the world
Soar through the skies above the Annapurnas and witness jaw dropping mountain vistas and scenery on the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour.
The Annapurna region is the most popular tourist destination in Nepal with various enchanting options to explore like Pokhara, Ghorepani, Sarangkot, Mustang, Annapurna Circuit and so on. The most popular activity in these locations is definitely trekking, as it offers the chance to explore the region’s immense natural beauty, wildlife, culture and adventure. However, not everyone has the time or energy to take part in these grueling treks. This is where the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour comes into the picture.
Whether you only have a day left in your schedule or the treks are too long and hard for you, the ABC Heli Tour takes care of all these limitations for you. Even though this is a short tour, it has a lot to offer. The best part of this heli tour is surely the jaw dropping panorama of various mountain vistas including Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Manaslu, Nilgiri and of course, the Annapurna range. Apart from flying over some of the highest mountains in the world, the flight will also take you over the world’s deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki gorge.
The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour begins/ends at either the Kathmandu or Pokhara airports. After flying past lush hills and verdant valleys, we will eventually land at the base camp. You will have a 15-30 mins of ground time to take in the glorious scenery around you, click some pictures and have some coffee/breakfast before we return back. The whole journey will be completed in 2-3 hours depending on your start and end points.
The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is suitable for anyone regardless of age and physical fitness, as long as you are healthy. When you choose to visit is simply up to your preference, as the tour is open all year long. The spring and autumn seasons are generally regarded as the best seasons and they receive the most visitors. The weather is the most stable with clear skies and moderate temperature during these periods. The winter season is also good if you like enjoying the extra snow covering the mountains.
Muktinath Trips offers this Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour at the best price. We guarantee a safe and enjoyable experience, so book your flight with us today!
Clothing and Preparation
Flying to the lap of the mountains means a huge difference in altitude, climate and temperature from wherever you currently are. In addition to layering your clothes properly, we also recommend wearing proper UV protection as the sunlight can be quite strong at high altitude. In addition, we recommend carrying:
- Windproof Down Jacket, Warm Trousers and Sunhat
- Scarf and Sunglasses/Goggles
- Sun lotion
- A bottle of water and toilet paper
- Mobiles and cameras
- Your passport or passport copy
You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Kathmandu Airport for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour. Once everything is ready, we will take off for Pokhara. Enjoy your first aerial views of the Nepalese landscape. If you’re starting the tour from Pokhara, you will have to wait for us at the Pokhara airport instead. After a stop at Pokhara airport for refueling, we will resume our journey to the Annapurna Base Camp.
Located just 30km or so away from Pokhara, we will reach the Annapurna Base Camp in no time. Once we land there, you’ll have around 15 minutes of ground time to take in the grandeur of the scenery around you, click some pictures and maybe have some tea/coffee. We will have to leave soon as staying at such high altitudes for a long time can be dangerous due to the threat of altitude sickness.
On the return journey, you will once again be able to enjoy spectacular aerial views of the Annapurnas (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri (7,061m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), Machhapuchhare (6,993m), Gangapurna (7,455m) and more. The tour can be ended either in Pokhara or Kathmandu, and the whole journey will be completed in 2-3 hours depending on start and end points.
• Helicopter charter fee.
• Airport pickup and drop off by private transport.
• One professional English speaking tour guide during the trip.
• All government taxes, VAT, Tourist Service charges and official expenses.
• Necessary permits (ACAP Permit)
• Emergency oxygen and medical kits
• International air fare to/ from Nepal.
• Entry Visa fees
• Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
• Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
• Personal expenses