About Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour
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.
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)|
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.