A helicopter ride to Annapurna Base Camp.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Duration5 Hours
CountryNepal
Trip GradeEasy
i
Maximum Altitude4130 m
StartsPokhara
EndsPokhara
Travel StyleHeli Flight
Best TimeSep, Oct, Nov, Mar, April, May

Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour takes you above the snow-peaked Himalayas of the Annapurna region. You will fly above Mt Machapuchare, which is believed that it is never been climbed to its summit. Beginning from the aerial view of the touristic city Pokhara to getting an in-flight view of the world’s deepest George Kali Gandaki, you will absolutely love this moment of helicopter flight. This heli tour will be of approx 2 hours with a landing of 30 minutes at the height of 4130 m The Annapurna Base Camp. Usually, the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour starts from Pokhara either by sharing or private charter but if you are in Kathmandu and don't want to travel to Pokhara then you have to charter the flight to ABC direct from Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). This will cost you a little high but also will give you the royal and luxurious feeling of the helicopter sightseeing tour to ABC.

Highlights

  • The stunning Annapurna Mountain range and the Annapurna Conservation area 
  • The beautiful Pokhara city and lakeside 
  • Breathtaking helicopter flight to Annapurna Base Cam
  • Probing the marvelous Annapurna sanctuary 
  • Views of Pristine Fewa and Tilicho Lake 
  • Gurung and Magar settlements 
  • Delicious breakfast at an altitude of 4,130m 
  • Mesmerizing 360° panoramic view of the Annapurna mountain range 
  • Explore the hidden valley of the Annapurna region 

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Route

Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour ride starts from Pokhara airport, circles the Pokhara city heads towards the North and then Annapurna region. Enters to Annapurna Conservation Area & flies about 30 minutes over  Manang,Mustang, Kaski, Myagdi, and Lamjung districts and then enters Annapurna sanctuary and lands at Annapurna Base Camp at an altitude of 4130 m. Explore Annapurna Base Camp, and observe dense tropical jungles covered with rhododendron and bamboo, Buddhist prayer flags, and houses made up of wood and stones. We will have a delightful breakfast at one of the best tea houses. And then will return back to Pokhara airport with 30 minutes of taking off saying goodbye to ABC and collecting lifetime memories.

Best Time For Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Because you will be flying above the mountains, the climatic condition is mostly fluctuating. Hence, the helicopter flight is suitable around the year.

While the best season in the spring and autumn, winter provides an amazing view of the snow-capped mountains. The spring falls from March to May whereas September to November is the autumn season. The chilly winter occurs from December to February.

The autumn season lets you get stable views of the surrounding landscapes of the Everest region. As the temperature is also moderate during this season, you will be able to spend a very splendid and comfy time in the Kalapathar. The Spring season gives a panoramic view of Rhododendron forest found in the elevation from around 4300 m.

The icy winter offers the view of charismatic snow-covered mountains.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost

The cost of the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour depends on the total size of the group, individual and group joining, single or a couple of pax. Further, these also make a difference in the cost of the Gosaikunda helicopter landing tour.

        No. of People                          Price Per Person (USD $)
                1                           2500 (private Charter)
                2                           1500
                3                           1000
                4                            900
                5                            800

Helicopter Models For Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

 1. Airbus AS350B3e: 

Manufactured by Airbus, the world record holder for the highest-altitude landing and taking off, the B3e helicopter is one of the best helicopters made for high-altitude flights. A perfect fit for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour. In terms of versatility and performance, it surpasses most of the single-engine helicopters in Nepal. The B3e is also one of the safest helicopters by Simrik Air for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

2. Bell 407GXP:

Manufactured by Bell Helicopters, 407GXP is a multipurpose utility helicopter with high power. It is a four-blade, single-engine, civil utility helicopter that is highly reliable and is equipped with a spacious cabin and a high-performance engine. The helicopter is a beast when it comes to rescuing operations and high-altitude mountain flights. Implemented with the features stated above, it offers a smooth ride in virtually all weather conditions.

Cost Details
Included
  • Helicopter fare as per flight sector 
  • Charter for up to 5 pax depending on the weight
  • Company service charges including government taxes 
  • Emergency oxygen and a comprehensive first aid kit 
  • Passenger Insurance 
  • All government and local taxes 
Excluded
  • Personal expenses (extra meals and clothing)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry fees 
  • Airport Tax (USD2)
  • Breakfast at Annapurna Base Camp 
  • Everything else apart from “The Tour Includes” above
Dates & Availability

Safety Rules For Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • Pay attention to the captain during the flight. S/he will explain everything that you need to know before entering and exiting the aircraft. 
  • Always approach the helicopter after the caption has signaled to do so. Never approach a helicopter from behind. 
  • The security of your personal belongings is your responsibility. If an item is blown away while boarding, never chases after it. 
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited within 50 feet range of the aircraft. 
  • Only exit the helicopter once the captain has instructed that it is safe. 
  • Carefully acknowledge the safety rules and follow along with the instruction and you should have a safe flight with a lot of thrill and excitement. 
Additional Info

Packing List For ABC Helicopter Tour

Regulus Nepal suggests you pack some light but smart packing list for the ABC helicopter tour. Here is what we suggest you take with you: 

  • Full sleeve clothing
  • Windproof down jacket
  • Warm pair of trousers
  • UV protection sunglasses 
  • A water bottle
  • Silk/Nylon scarf 
  • Lip balm and moisturizer 
  • Toiletries 
  • Camera essentials
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