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 

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)
                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.

What to Expect

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

Useful Information

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

FAQs

How many people can fly in an Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter flight at a time? 

Maximum 5 passengers can fly at a time. But the weight limitation is 450kg. There will be 6 persons including a pilot. 

How long does the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour take? 

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter flight from Pokhara takes about one hour and twenty minutes. It takes 20 minutes to reach the base camp and the same time for return. You will have 30 to 40 minutes of ground time.

It takes about 3 hours from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. 

Is it safe to fly to Annapurna base Camp by helicopter?

If the flight is safe enough. All our flights take off only after a comprehensive inspection of weather conditions and wind direction. 

Our fleets go through regular maintenance and are flown by experienced pilots. We fly only after all the conditions are good enough to fly. So, the Annapurna base Camp helicopter tour is safe to fly.

How can I book the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

You can book by joining our fixed departure flight schedule or can charter for your own group. Call at +9779818392976 or send a message by filling the contact form. We will make your flight booking.

How high will the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour land?

The Annapurna Base Camp is at 4,130m where we land the flight. The helicopter flight altitude is not certain. It might be about 6000 meters sometime.

What is the time of the airport? What happens if I become late?

You are required to reach the airport before 30 minutes of flight time. In case of being late, you should inform the airport representative. Helicopters can wait for a short time for you. 

Our office staff will communicate with you before the flight. Try to be in contact. If you are out of contact and not available on time for the flight, the flight will be canceled automatically. 

Is the ABC helicopter tour better than the ABC trekking?

It depends on the person. Some love trekking to experience nature and culture. Some love luxury with fast access. Trekking gives different feelings and helicopter flight gives different feelings. 

For time-bound people who are not comfortable trekking all the way in the mountains, a helicopter tour is the best one.

What if I want to cancel my helicopter flight?

Yes, you can cancel the flight and get a refund. We understand the situation that everything doesn't go well all the time. However, please be aware that the refunding will occur according to our Booking Terms & Conditions. 

Is there any possibility of altitude sickness during the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour?

Yes, possible but very less. We will provide first aid treatment if it happens. Also in case of worse conditions, we will bring you to a lower altitude or hospitals in Pokhara or Kathmandu. 

Does the helicopter carry oxygen for an emergency?

Yes, all helicopters carry an oxygen tank for an emergency. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can be unpredictable. Pilots also need to use oxygen at high altitudes. So a first aid box and oxygen will be available on helicopter flights.

What is the best time for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour? 

The Autumn and spring seasons are the best time for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The clear sky and weather at this time make it more fun. However, a helicopter flight is possible all the time throughout the year in good weather.

Is there a chance of a flight delay for the ABC helicopter tour? 

Mostly not but sometimes it might be delayed. We try to follow the schedule but bad weather and technical issues may delay your flight which is beyond our control.