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Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour - 2 Hours

  • Duration 2 Hours
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts at Pokhara
  • Ends at Pokhara
  • Max. Altitude Annapurna Base Camp (4130 Meters)
  • Activity Himalayas Sightseeing and Photography
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 1 to 5
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Breathtaking views of the Annapurna Himalayas and surrounding peaks
  • Flying over picturesque villages, terraced fields, and dense forests
  • Landing at the Annapurna Base Camp and experiencing the beauty of the surrounding landscape up close
  • Witnessing the sunrise over the snow-capped mountains
  • Chance to explore the local culture and lifestyle of the people living in the Himalayas
  • An exciting and unique way to experience the beauty of the Annapurna region without having to trek for several days
  • Experienced guides who provide information about the region's history, culture, and geography
  • Possibility of spotting rare Himalayan wildlife such as snow leopards, Himalayan tahr, and musk deer from the helicopter
  • A once-in-a-lifetime experience that is perfect for adventure seekers and those who want to experience the Himalayas in a unique way.
  • The tour is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, making it an accessible adventure for everyone.
  • The ABC Helicopter Tour saves time compared to trekking to the base camp, allowing you to see more of the region in a shorter time frame.
  • The ABC Heli Tour offers a chance to see some of the world's highest peaks up close, including Annapurna I, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and Dhaulagiri.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the quickest way to observe the irresistible beauty of the Annapurna Himalayas and reach Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour is a lifetime journey that will take you above the 10th highest mountain in the world, Mt. Annapurna. During the ABC Heli Tour, you will see panoramic views of snow-capped mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mardi Himal (5,587 m), Langtang Himal (7,246 m), and several nearby mountains peaks. ABC Helicopter Tour is not only the easiest and fastest way to reach the Annapurna Base Camp, but it is also the best way to explore the Annapurna region.

The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a relatively new concept, introduced to cater to tourists who do not have the time or physical fitness required for a multi-day trek to the base camp. Exploring ABC is the main highlight of the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Package. Flying over beautiful valleys, dense forests, rivers, picturesque villages, moraines, gorges, and mountains, you will explore the Annapurna region. Trekking in the Annapurna region is the dream destination of many travelers, and every year, the Annapurna region receives thousands of trekkers traversing its trail. However, only a handful of people get an opportunity to see an aerial view of the entire region. Annapurna Base Camp by Helicopter helps those individuals to experience a bird’s eye view of the entire Annapurna region.

The helicopter ride to Annapurna Base Camp will begin from Pokhara, Lake City of Nepal. Pokhara is a beautiful city located on the banks of the serene Phewa Lake and is often referred to as the Gateway to the Himalayas. From Pokhara, the helicopter takes off towards the Annapurna Base Camp, flying over the picturesque villages of Ghandruk and Chhomrong. As the helicopter gains altitude, the panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range start to unfold. The helicopter flies over the Modi Khola River, which cuts through the Himalayan range, and gives a bird's eye view of the dense forests and the terraced fields.

The helicopter lands at the Annapurna Base Camp, which is located at an altitude of 4,130 meters above sea level. The Annapurna Base Camp is a natural amphitheater surrounded by the Annapurna massif, including Annapurna I, the tenth-highest peak in the world. The base camp is a popular destination for trekkers and climbers, and it provides stunning views of the Himalayas. After spending some time at the base camp, the helicopter takes off for a scenic flight over the Himalayas, including the Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre peaks. The flight provides an unforgettable experience, as the majestic Himalayas come alive from above. The helicopter then lands at the airport of Pokhara, which will conclude your ABC Helicopter Tour Itinerary successfully.

The Annapurna Heli Tour provides a unique and unforgettable experience of the Himalayas. The tour is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, and it can be completed in just a few hours. A tour is also an excellent option for those who have already completed the Annapurna Base Camp trek and want to relive their memories of the majestic Himalayas. The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a safe and comfortable way to experience the Himalayas. The helicopters used for the tour are well-maintained and operated by experienced pilots who are familiar with the terrain. The tour operators provide all necessary equipment, including oxygen cylinders, to ensure the safety and comfort of the passengers.

Our helicopter flight to Annapurna Base Camp can accommodate between 2 to 5 people with full window seats to enjoy marvelous views and scenery from the beginning to the end of the journey. We have planned our timing and activities during the ABC Heli Tour carefully to let you enjoy every moment to its fullest. Comparing the cost of the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it is obviously on the expensive side. However, the experience you will get in hours of flight is worth every single penny.

We at Green Valley Nepal Treks and Research Hub are pleased to present our well-planned Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Detailed Itinerary, which will give you an experience of a lifetime. Booking is now available for 2024 and 2025. Be part of this adventurous journey with us, and we will make sure you enjoyed every second of this trip. For more questions regarding the Heli Tour to Annapurna Base Camp Package Cost, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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What You Can Expect from Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

The Annapurna Heli Tour is an exhilarating and unique way to experience the beauty of the Himalayas. Here are some things that you can expect from this tour:

  • The ABC Helicopter Tour takes you on a scenic flight over the stunning Annapurna mountain range, providing breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas. You will see towering peaks, deep valleys, and glaciers from a unique perspective, giving you a sense of the immense scale and grandeur of the mountains.
  • The ABC Heli Tour can be completed in just a few hours, and you do not need to be physically fit to participate.
  • We provide professional guides who accompany you on the helicopter tour and provide you with information about the area and the mountains. We also ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • The highlight of the Helicopter Ride to Annapurna Base Camp is the landing at the Annapurna Base Camp, located at an altitude of 4,130 meters above sea level. You will have the opportunity to step out of the helicopter and take in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Annapurna I, the tenth-highest peak in the world.
  • Heli Tour to Annapurna Base Camp provides a unique and memorable experience that you will cherish for a lifetime. You will get to see the Himalayas from a different perspective, experience the thrill of a helicopter ride, and land at a remote mountain location that few people get to visit.
  • The helicopters used for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour are well-maintained and operated by experienced pilots who are familiar with the terrain.

Is Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Suitable For You?

The Annapurna Heli Tour is a unique and exciting way to experience the beauty of the Himalayas. However, it may not be suitable for everyone. Here are some factors to consider before deciding if this tour is right for you:

  • One of the main advantages of the ABC Helicopter Tour is that you do not need to be physically fit to participate. However, if you have a fear of heights or suffer from motion sickness, you may find the helicopter ride uncomfortable.
  • The ABC Heli Tour is a relatively expensive option compared to the trek to the base camp. It is also a shorter experience, lasting just a few hours. If you have limited time and budget, you may want to consider alternative options such as a shorter trek or a different tour.
  • The weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable and may affect the Helicopter Ride to Annapurna Base Camp. We will typically monitor the weather closely and may reschedule or cancel the tour if conditions are not suitable. If you have a tight schedule, this may be an inconvenience.
  • If you are an avid trekker or hiker, you may prefer to experience the Annapurna Base Camp by trekking. While the Heli Tour to Annapurna Base Camp provides stunning aerial views, trekking offers a more immersive experience, allowing you to explore the area at a more leisurely pace.
  • Annapurna Base Camp is located at an altitude of over 4,000 meters, which can cause altitude sickness. While the Annapurna Base Camp by Helicopter is shorter and does not involve strenuous physical activity, you may still be affected by altitude sickness. It is essential to be aware of the symptoms and take appropriate precautions.

Preparation for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

If you are planning to take the ABC Base Camp Helicopter Tour, it is essential to be well-prepared to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are some tips to help you prepare:

  • Choose a reputable tour operator that has experienced pilots, well-maintained helicopters, and knowledgeable guides. You can read reviews from previous customers to get an idea of their experience.
  • The weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, so it is important to check the weather forecast and communicate with your tour operator to ensure that the weather conditions are suitable for the tour.
  • Dress appropriately for the altitude and temperature. It is recommended to wear comfortable and warm clothing in layers, sturdy shoes, and a hat. Don't forget to bring sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • We will provide necessary equipment such as first aid kits, but it is recommended to pack essential items such as a water bottle, snacks, and a camera.
  • Annapurna Base Camp is located at a high altitude, and altitude sickness can affect some people. It is important to be aware of the symptoms, such as headache, nausea, and shortness of breath, and take appropriate precautions such as staying hydrated and resting if necessary.
  • Communicate with us about any concerns or questions you may have before the tour. We will provide you with valuable information and ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • It is important to stay hydrated at high altitudes to avoid altitude sickness. Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol and caffeine.

Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour

You can fly from Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp. The flight took off parallel from Kathmandu airport to the northern Himalayan range and turn east to Annapurna Base Camp. Enjoying the stunning view of lush green hills, you will enter an alpine zone where you will see snow everywhere. Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour cost from Kathmandu depends on the company you are flying with. You can fly either by sharing or in private as per your budget.

Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour Itinerary

  • 5:30 AM: Drive to Kathmandu Airport from Hotel
  • 6:30 AM: Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara Airport
  • 7:30 AM: Helicopter from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp and spend 15 to 30 minutes
  • 9:00 AM: Flight back to Kathmandu from Annapurna Base Camp, which takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • 10:30 AM: Drop you at Hotel

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Options

There are two ways to take an ABC helicopter tour: on a private charter basis, or with other people in a group.

  • Private Charter Flight

With a private charter flight, you may fly alone, in a group, or according to your schedule. It may be feasible to make arrangements from Pokhara and Kathmandu as well. Anytime during the day, the helicopter will take off if the conditions are pleasant.

  • Group Joining ABC Heli Tour

From Pokhara, a group can take an Annapurna Helicopter trip. At Pokhara airport, we have groups joining helicopter flights. Five separate persons split the expense of one helicopter trip to ABC. Contact Us in advance of your plans if you want to join the group participating helicopter trip. If there are group joining flights available, we will provide you with the best deal possible.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost 2024 and 2025

The price of a helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp depends on the package you choose. There are two packages:

  • ABC Helicopter Tour from Pokhara
  • ABC Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu

A group of 5 persons is required for the ABC Helicopter Tour to depart from Kathmandu; otherwise, a helicopter must be chartered, which would cost about USD 3500. We will organize a private tour for you if you wish to visit Annapurna Base Camp on your own. It costs USD 400 per person, based on sharing, from Pokhara. Moreover, a helicopter charter costs USD 1800. The price per person will be reduced if there are 5 of you.

Note: One Helicopter can accommodate a maximum of 5 persons or 500 KG. If you are planning to do Annapurna Base Camp Tour from Kathmandu Contact us directly via WhatsApp for a better deal.

Day to Day Itinerary
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  • 06:00 AM: Transfer to Pokhara Airport from your Hotel

We will pick you up from your accommodation early in the morning and take you to Pokhara airport for the highly exciting yet rewarding Helicopter trip to Annapurna Base Camp.

  • 06:30 AM: Flight from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp

Early in the morning, you will take a helicopter flight and depart from Pokhara to travel north. From your helicopter, you can see Sarangkot's enormous terraced hillside backdrop, the vegetation of the Annapurna Conservation Area, and the breathtaking Himalayan mountain range. The Mardi Himal Hiking path may be seen while on the journey. The route then continues via the Modi Khola canyon and arrives at the busy Annapurna Base Camp.

  • 07:00 AM: Land at Annapurna Base Camp

After landing at the Annapurna Base Camp, you will have around 30 minutes on the ground to explore and take pictures in this breathtaking amphitheater. The surrounding area is stunning, as are the towering peaks of Mounts Annapurna I, II, Himchuli, and Tent Peak. With its glaciers, rocky outcroppings, lodges, and flying Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags, the alpine environment is dazzling. You will get ready to leave ABC after a thrilling 30-minute visit.

  • 07:30 AM: Fly Back to Pokhara

You will take off from Annapurna Base Camp and fly south along the mountain range of the Mardi Himal route. The lush vegetation of the deep forests will thereafter be yours to appreciate. Explore the lovely city of Lakes, Pokhara, and its splendors by taking a long flight.

  • 08:00 AM: Arrival at Pokhara.

We will meet you at the airport when you arrive in Pokhara and drive you to your accommodation.

    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

    Cost Includes
    • Chartered Helicopter (Sharing base maximum 5 people in one Helicopter)
    • Sightseeing as per itinerary
    • All permits and entrance fees
    • Airport Tax and Government Tax
    Cost Excludes
    • Nepal visa fees
    • Any accommodation and meals/drinks
    • Insurance
    • Personal expenses during the trip
    • Tips
    Departure Dates
    Start:FridayJul 26, 2024
    End:FridayJul 26, 2024
    PriceUS$1800
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    PriceUS$1800
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    Useful Info

    Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Best Time, Season, and Months

    The Annapurna Heli Tour is a popular way to experience the stunning beauty of the Himalayas. The best time to take this tour is during the spring and autumn seasons when the weather is generally clear and dry. Here are some more details about the best time to take the ABC Helicopter Tour:

    • Spring Season (March to May):

    Spring is the most popular time to take the ABC Heli Tour. The weather is generally warm, and the skies are clear, providing excellent views of the Himalayas. The rhododendrons and other wildflowers are in full bloom, adding to the beauty of the landscape. However, this is also the busiest time of the year, so you may encounter crowds on the trails.

    • Autumn Season (September to November):

    Autumn is another popular time to take the Helicopter Ride to Annapurna Base Camp. The weather is dry and stable, with clear skies providing excellent visibility. The temperature is also mild and comfortable, making it an ideal time for trekking and helicopter tours. Autumn is also the time for various festivals in Nepal, providing a cultural experience along with the natural beauty.

    • Winter Season (December to February):

    The winter season is a less popular time to take the Heli Tour to Annapurna Base Camp. The weather is cold and dry, with occasional snowfall in the higher elevations. The skies are generally clear, providing excellent views of the snow-capped mountains. However, the low temperatures and snow-covered trails may make the trekking portion of the tour more challenging.

    • Summer Season (June to August):

    Summer is the monsoon season in Nepal, and the Annapurna region receives heavy rainfall. The trails may become muddy and slippery, making Annapurna Base Camp by Helicopter challenging. The clouds and fog may also obstruct the views of the mountains. However, this is the time when the landscape is lush and green, and the valleys are covered with wildflowers.

    Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Difficulty Level

    ABC Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a great way to experience the beauty of the Himalayas without the physical exertion required for a trek. The tour provides an aerial view of the stunning landscape and a close-up view of the Annapurna Mountains. Here is a breakdown of the difficulty level of the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour:

    • Physical Difficulty:

    Compared to a trek to Annapurna Base Camp, the Annapurna Heli Tour is relatively easy and requires minimal physical exertion. The tour does not involve any hiking or climbing, and the helicopter takes you directly to the base camp. However, the altitude at the base camp is high (4,130 meters), and altitude sickness can affect some people. It is important to be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and take necessary precautions.

    • Technical Difficulty:

    The ABC Helicopter Tour does not involve any technical difficulty or skills. The helicopter ride is smooth and safe, and experienced pilots operate it. The tour also includes a professional guide who provides information about the places and mountains you will see during the flight.

    • Logistical Difficulty:

    The ABC Heli Tour does not involve any logistical difficulty, as we take care of all the arrangements, including transportation, permits, and equipment. You do not need to worry about accommodation, food, or other logistical arrangements.

    • Altitude:

    The Annapurna Base Camp is located at an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet). The high altitude may cause altitude sickness, which can affect some people. The helicopter tour takes you directly to the base camp, without the need for acclimatization. However, you may experience symptoms such as headache, nausea, and shortness of breath due to the altitude.

    • Weather Conditions:

    The weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, with sudden changes in temperature and visibility. The helicopter tour may be affected by bad weather conditions, which can cause delays or cancellations. The tour operator will monitor the weather conditions and ensure that the tour is safe.

    Travel Insurance for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

    Travel insurance is an essential aspect of any trip, including the Helicopter Ride to Annapurna Base Camp. It provides financial protection in case of unforeseen events such as accidents, medical emergencies, flight cancellations, and loss of personal belongings. Here are some details about travel insurance for the Heli Tour to Annapurna Base Camp:

    • Medical Coverage:

    The high altitude and remote location of the Annapurna Base Camp may increase the risk of altitude sickness, injuries, and medical emergencies. It is crucial to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses, including emergency evacuation and repatriation. The insurance should also cover pre-existing medical conditions if any.

    • Trip Cancellation/Interruption:

    The Annapurna Base Camp by Helicopter may be affected by unforeseen events such as bad weather, flight cancellations, or personal emergencies. Travel insurance should cover trip cancellation or interruption, providing financial compensation for non-refundable expenses such as flights, hotels, and tour fees.

    • Personal Belongings:

    Travel insurance should also cover the loss or theft of personal belongings such as cameras, phones, and other valuable items. It should provide financial compensation for the replacement or repair of the items.

    It is essential to read the terms and conditions of the travel insurance policy carefully and ensure that it covers all aspects of the ABC Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The insurance policy should be purchased before the trip, and a copy should be carried during the tour. It is also recommended to communicate with the tour operator and ensure that they have adequate insurance coverage.

    Altitude Sickness and Remedies on Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

    Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a common problem that can occur when ascending to high altitudes too quickly. The Annapurna Heli Tour takes you to an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet), where the air is thin and has less oxygen. The symptoms of altitude sickness may vary from person to person and can range from mild to severe. The common symptoms include headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. If left untreated, it can lead to more severe conditions such as high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE).

    The best remedy for altitude sickness is to acclimatize gradually, allowing your body to adjust to the higher altitude. The ABC Helicopter Tour takes you directly to the base camp, without the need for acclimatization. However, you can still take some measures to prevent altitude sickness, such as:

    • Drinking plenty of fluids, especially water, to stay hydrated
    • Avoiding alcohol and caffeine, which can cause dehydration
    • Eating a balanced diet, rich in carbohydrates and low in fats
    • Taking medication such as acetazolamide (Diamox) to prevent and treat altitude sickness. It is recommended to consult with a doctor before taking any medication.

    If you experience mild symptoms of altitude sickness, you can take some rest and wait for your body to adjust to the altitude. However, if the symptoms persist or worsen, you should inform your guide immediately. He will provide necessary assistance, including oxygen supply and emergency evacuation if required.

    Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Packing List, Gears, and Equipment

    Packing for the ABC Heli Tour can be tricky since you will be flying to high-altitude regions, and the weather can be unpredictable. Here's a comprehensive packing list for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour:

    • Warm clothing: As the tour takes you to high altitudes, it's important to carry warm clothing such as a down jacket, thermal underwear, woolen socks, gloves, and a hat.
    • Comfortable shoes: Wear comfortable and sturdy shoes that are suitable for walking and hiking.
    • Water bottle: Carry a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated during the tour.
    • Medications: If you are on any medications, carry them with you. Also, carry medication for altitude sickness such as Diamox, as prescribed by your doctor.
    • Snacks: Carry some light snacks such as energy bars, nuts, and dried fruits to keep your energy levels up during the tour.
    • Travel insurance documents: Carry a copy of your travel insurance documents for reference in case of any emergency.

    Essential Safety Measures for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

    When embarking on Helicopter Ride to Annapurna Base Camp, it's important to keep in mind some essential safety measures. Here are a few:

    • Listen to your guide and pilot and follow their instructions carefully.
    • Wear appropriate clothing and gear, including sturdy hiking shoes and warm layers.
    • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water throughout the tour.
    • Keep an eye out for signs of altitude sickness and inform your guide if you experience any symptoms.
    • Follow the guidelines for safe landing and take-off.
    • Respect the natural environment and do not leave any trash or litter behind.
    • Carry a first aid kit and any necessary medications with you.
    • Always wear your seatbelt and ensure it's securely fastened during the helicopter ride.
    • Make sure to have a valid travel insurance policy that covers emergency medical and evacuation expenses.
    • Stay aware of the weather conditions and be prepared for any changes.

    Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Booking Procedure

    With Green Valley Nepal Treks, one of Nepal's leading trekking companies, you can get the lowest price now on Heli Tour to Annapurna Base Camp Package. With several qualified guides, we are completely government-approved and registered trekking and adventure specialists (the firm registration number is 71671/066/067). Additionally, we are affiliated with several national tourist organizations, including the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), TAAN, NMA, KEEP, and many others. The finest experience of a lifetime will undoubtedly be trekking with the most reputable and highly recommended local firm by many organizations. For this trip, we thus warmly welcome you all to the Green Valley Nepal Treks family. You simply need to pay a 10% deposit now and the rest when you arrive for the booking producers.

    Helicopter Models that will be used in ABC Helicopter Tour

    The two most widely utilized helicopter types in Nepal for helicopter tours are made by Airbus: the Eurocopter EC130B4 and the Ecureuil AS350B3E. Airbus AS350B3E is currently referred to as H125. Particularly for helicopters that take off and land in mountainous areas, including at Everest Base Camp, Muktinath, and Annapurna Base Camp, these are the safest types available. With a maximum weight of 500 kg, the helicopters may carry 3 to 5 people, excluding the commander. These helicopter-related facts are helpful. The area and altitude will determine how these models are used.

    9N ALA

    • Model: AS350b3e
    • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
    • Engine Type: Arriel 2D
    • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
    • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 kg
    • Maximum Operating Altitude: 23,000 ft.

    9N-AJD

    • Model: AS350 FX II
    • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
    • Engine Type: LTS – 101 700D2
    • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
    • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 kg
    • Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 ft.

    9N-AFQ

    • Model: AS350 FX II
    • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
    • Engine Type: LTS – 101 700D2
    • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
    • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 kg
    • Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 ft.

    9N-AGU

    • Model: AS350 BA
    • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
    • Engine Type: Arriel 1B
    • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
    • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2100 kg
    • Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 kg
    What our travelers saysClient Reviews
    • TripAdvisor

      Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Knowledgeable and Friendly Crew

      I had always dreamed of trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, but I wasn't sure if I had the time or fitness level to do it. When I found out about the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour, I knew it was the perfect solution. The tour with Green Valley Nepal Treks exceeded my expectations. The helicopter ride was smooth and comfortable, and the views were simply stunning. The landing at the base camp was a highlight of the tour, and I was able to take plenty of photos and soak in the scenery. The team at Green Valley Nepal Treks was knowledgeable and helpful, and they made sure we had everything we needed throughout the tour. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience the beauty of the Himalayas without strenuous trekking.

      M
      MarkJanuary 18, 2023Australia
    • TripAdvisor

      Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with my family

      I recently went on the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with my family and it was an unforgettable experience. Our tour operator, Green Valley Nepal Treks, was excellent from start to finish. They were prompt with their communication, and they picked us up from our hotel and dropped us off at the airport. The helicopter ride was smooth and comfortable, and the views were breathtaking. The landing at the base camp was the highlight of the tour, and we enjoyed a warm cup of tea while taking in the stunning views. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and he provided us with plenty of information about the region and its culture. Overall, it was an excellent tour, and I highly recommend Green Valley Nepal Treks to anyone planning to visit Nepal.

      R
      RachelNovember 14, 2022Denmark
    FAQs
    • The duration of the Annapurna Base Camp Tour by Helicopter varies, depending on the operator and the package you choose. However, most helicopter tours take around 3-4 hours, including a stop at the Annapurna Base Camp.

    • Yes, the ABC Base Camp Helicopter Tour is safe, it is instructed to follow the guidelines and instructions given by your tour operator. The helicopters used for the tour are well-maintained and piloted by experienced pilots.

    • 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 flight, the flight will be canceled automatically.

    • The maximum altitude reached on the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is around 4,130 meters (13,550 feet), at the Annapurna Base Camp.

    • No, it is not necessary to have trekking experience for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour since you will be flying directly to the base camp. However, you should have a moderate fitness level and be prepared for the high altitude.

    • Yes, most tour operators offer private helicopter tours for the Annapurna Base Camp. However, it is more expensive than group tours.

    • The best time to take the Annapurna Heli Tour is from September to November and from March to May, when the weather is clear and dry.

    • The cancellation policy for the ABC Helicopter Tour varies depending on the tour operator and the package you choose. It is advisable to read the cancellation policy carefully before booking the tour.

    • In case of altitude sickness, inform your guide or the tour operator immediately. They will provide necessary assistance, including oxygen supply and emergency evacuation if required.

    • Yes, it is possible to combine the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with a trek. You can trek to the base camp then return back from the base camp using helicopter. Or, you can fly to the base camp and then trek back to the starting point. However, this will require more time and preparation.

    • Yes, you need to get a permit for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour as you will be flying over Annapurna Conservation Area. You have to take ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit along with a TIMS card from the government of Nepal before the flight. Don’t worry while flying with us, we will arrange these permits for you in advance and the price will be included in the total cost. For this, you have to send us a copy of your valid passport and two passport-sized photographs.

    • From Kathmandu airport, you will reach Annapurna Base Camp in 45 minutes. You will be given 15 to 30 minutes at base camp to explore around and take pictures. If you stay more than that chances of high altitude sickness can trigger. You will begin your flight from Kathmandu airport and end at the same place.

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