Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Trip Fact

  1. Trip Code:
    ABCHT
  2. Trip Price:
    from $350 USD

Duration: 1 Days

Trip Grade: Easy

Destination: Annapurna Base Camp

Highest Altitude: 4,200 meters (ABC)

Group Size/Passenger: 1 to 5 Person

Best Season for flight: Throughout the year, however, Spring & Autumn is suggested for better views

Activities: Himalayas Sightseeing & Photography

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Trip Highlight

  • Get to see an aerial view of the Himalayan landscape
  • Flyover from the green alpine forest of rhododendron pine trees to an arctic zone of ice glaciers
  • Have closer views of the worlds tenth mountain, Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m)
  • Reach the base of Mt. Annapurna, Annapurna Base Camp
  • Land on the ABC and spend some time here
  • Witness views of picturesque valleys, fine villages, huge glaciers, stunning glacial lakes, and panoramic mountains like Annapurna Range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal, Langtang Himal

At a glance

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the quickest way to observe the irresistible beauty of Annapurna Himalayas and reach Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour is a lifetime journey that will take you above the tenth 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 numerous other mountains. Annapurna Base Camp 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.

Exploring ABC is the main highlight of the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour. 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 travel lovers, and every year, the Annapurna region sees thousands of tourists traversing on its trail. However, only a handful of people get to see an aerial view of the entire region. Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is as adventurous as usual ABC Trek. Usually, travelers who have limited to spend in Nepal, but do no miss out Annapurna region or travelers who have an extra day in hand goes on Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

Talking about Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour cost, it varies with the company you travel with as well as the time of the year. Nevertheless, we, Green Valley Nepal Treks Research Hub assures you to give genuine price and quality service. 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 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.

Our helicopter flight to Annapurna Base Camp can accommodate 2 pax, 3 pax, 4 pax, and up to 5 people with full window seats to enjoy marvelous views and scenery from the beginning to the end of the journey. For any other information feel free to contact us at any time.

Note: *5 pax is maximum (480 kg weight) for Mount Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Flight

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.

How long does it take to reach the Annapurna Base Camp from Kathmandu Airport in a helicopter?
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.

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

Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour
From Pokhara airport, you will reach Annapurna Base Camp in 30 minutes. Again, you will be given 15 to 30 minutes at base camp to explore around and take pictures. Due to altitude sickness, it is recommended to not stop more than this at ABC. During your flight, you will begin flying from 1,400 meters and reach 4,210 meters in just half an hour.

Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour from Pokhara Itinerary5:30 AM: Pickup from your hotel in Pokhara then drive to Pokhara Airport
6:00 AM: Fly to Annapurna Base Camp
7:00 to 7:30 AM: Exploring around Annapurna Base Camp
7:30 AM: Fly back to Pokhara airport then drive to your hotel in Pokhara

Things to carry during Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour

  • Sunscreens and lip balms
  • Camera
  • Warm socks, boots, and clothes for a day
  • Trekking Poles
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhat
  • Day backpack
  • Light snacks, high-calorie chocolates, and drinks
  • Water bottle with 2 liters of water

Best time to go on Annapurna Helicopter Tour
You can go on the ABC Heli Tour throughout the year on a clearly visible day. The most preferable time is during spring and autumn when the weather is usually stable and the sky is also clear. Winter is perfect to see the stunning Himalayan mountain views, however, snow makes the landing a little difficult. Monsoon is not advised to go on this heli tour because the cloudy and foggy weather makes the views unclear.

Do we need permits for ABC Helicopter Tour?
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 TIMS card from the government of Nepal before the flight. Dont 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.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 :Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara

Cost Include

  • 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 Exclude

  • Nepal visa fees
  • Any accommodation and meals/drinks
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses during the trip
  • Tips
     

Trip Note

  • We are offering Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara every day from March to May & October to November.
  • Mention price valid only for March to May & October to November
  • If you would like to do private trip it will cost you US$ 1500 per flight (maximum 5 people or 480 KG)

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 :Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour
From Pokhara airport, you will reach Annapurna Base Camp in 30 minutes. Again, you will be given 15 to 30 minutes at base camp to explore around and take pictures. Due to altitude sickness, it is recommended to not stop more than this at ABC. During your flight, you will begin flying from 1,400 meters and reach 4,210 meters in just half an hour.

Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour from Pokhara Itinerary
5:30 AM: Drive to Pokhara Airport
6:00 AM: Fly to Annapurna Base Camp
7:30 AM: fly back to Pokhara

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