Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing is a trip that lets you explore the Annapurna region in a short time, a day. It is a short trip to one of the most desirable destinations in the world. In this trip, you will fly comfortably for about 4 hours and explore the entire vegetation, villages, and fauna in that region. Although this tour to the Annapurna Base Camp via Helicopter might not offer a practical experience as a trek to the Annapurna base camp would, it gives you a better and a closer view of the mountain ranges. You will get an opportunity to observe Dhaulagiri mountain, Machhapuchhre mountain, Himchuli mountain, and Annapurna.
This one day trip to Annapurna Base Camp via Helicopter is very secure. There will be very trained officials accompanying you on this trip. Helicopters are also equipped with oxygen cylinders and other medical equipment for emergencies. We will also make the necessary arrangements as required. We promise to make this trip a safe, comfortable, memorable and exciting one for you.
Alter native way to reach Annapurna Base Camp is by trekking. Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most desired treks for trekking enthusiasts. This trek requires a minimum of a week or two to complete depending upon your itinerary. You have to make sure that you are in good health and physically prepared before beginning this trek. A typical day requires you to walk for about 6 hours with little breaks. You will have to stay in places with very little facilities and basic food. There is very little health assistance available on this trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Therefore, Helicopter tour to Annapurna base camp with landing is perfect for people of any health condition, any type and for those who are in a time crunch.
There are two options for this trip. One is from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp and the there is from Kathmandu. We offer both of these options.
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Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara
Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing from Pokhara is a must experience. It takes you to a magical place in the Annapurna region in a very short time. It offers a 360 view of gigantic mountains. To start this landing helicopter tour to Annapurna base camp from Pokhara, you will have to reach Pokhara first.
The itinerary for this trip is as follows:
This itinerary is not a standard itinerary, you can always customize your itinerary. Contact us if you need customized itinerary. And remember, Annapurna Base camp Helicopter Tour with landing can be done in one day. But, you will have enough time to explore the Pokhara city if you follow the following itinerary.
Kathmandu Airport Pickup and Transfer to Hotel (Day 1)
Distance Traveled: 6-10 km by private vehicle
The time required: 30 minutes
This will be the beginning of your trip to Annapurna Base Camp. Once you arrive at the International Airport in Nepal, we will pick you up and check you in to your hotel. You will reach your hotel safely and hassle-free. The time required to get to your hotel depends on where your stay is. You can spend the day prepping for the next day or relax and wander Kathmandu valley.
Kathmandu to Pokhara ( Day 2)
Distance Traveled: 210 km by Airplane/Bus
Time by flight: 30 mins / Time by road: 6-7 hours
On the second day of your trip, we commence to Pokhara. Pokhara city is about 200 km away from Kathmandu. The time you need to get to Pokhara depends on the route you choose to take. If you fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, it takes about 30 minutes. You can spend the day exploring Pokhara or fly late spending the day in Kathmandu. Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara usually takes about $100 per person.
If you choose to go via road, there are excellent tourist busses available. It will take you about 6 hours to reach Pokhara. This route allows you to witness the hills, rivers, villages and authentic foods of Nepal. This option is significantly cheaper than the airway. The average cost per person via this method is about $15.
Helicopter ride from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp (Day 3)
Distance Travelled: 45 km
Time required : 30-40 minutes
Mornings are the best time to visit Annapurna Base Camp. The most preferred time is from 6 am to 12 pm. You get the best view of the entire region during this time period. Therefore, your flight to Annapurna Base Camp will leave around 6 am. You will have to reach Pokhara airport around 5/5:30 for this. The copper can accommodate about 5-6 people and will take you about 30 minutes to get to Annapurna Base Camp via Helicopter.
Once you reach the base camp, the helicopter will stop there for about an hour or more. You can explore the area, click pictures and have breakfast at a place above 4000m from the sea level.
Helicopter ride from Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara Airport (Day 3)
Distance Travelled:45 km
The time required: 30-40 minutes
After you finish exploring Annapurna Base Camp, you will fly back to Pokhara in the same chopper. This flight is usually around 9:00-9:30 time period. We can extend or shorten the stay duration according to your demands.
Once you fly back to Pokhara Airport, we will drop you off at your hotel. You can spend the day exploring the city. There are a lot of must-visit places in Pokhara and adventure sports like zip-lining.
Pokhara to Kathmandu (Day 4)
You have completed your aim to go to Annapurna Base Camp and now will have to return. To get to Kathmandu, you can use either of the methods listed above; bus or plane. Once you arrive at Kathmandu, we will drop you off at your hotel.
Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu
Annapurna Base Camp tour via helicopter from Kathmandu requires only a day to complete. It is expensive compared to the tour to Annapurna Base Camp from Pokhara but saves you a lot of time. This Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter landing tour from Kathmandu beings early in the morning from Kathmandu Airport. You will fly around 6-7 am. The duration of this flight to Annapurna Base camp takes almost 2 hours. You will fly above beautiful hills and near exotic mountains.
The itinerary for this trip is as follows:
Hotel to Tribhuvan International Airport
Pick up time: 6:30 am
Drive duration: 30 minutes
We will pick you up at 6:30 am sharp to start your journey to Annapurna Base Camp. The duration of your drive to the airport depends on where you stay in the valley. You will have to reach the airport on time to fly out on time and get the best possible experience.
Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp
Depart time: 7:30 am
Flight duration: 2 hours
The flight to Annapurna base camp departs around 7:30 am. If you go after that, you will not get the best experience in that region. For this trip, you will fly in a chopper for about 2 hours with 5 people max and experienced pilots. The helicopter has oxygen masks and other necessary medical equipment for your safety. Other materials can be added per request to make your trip comfortable.
Annapurna Base Camp to Kathmandu
Depart time : 9:00 am
Flight duration : 2 hours
After staying in Annapurna Region for about an hour, we will fly back to the city in the same chopper. You can explore the area, click pictures and have breakfast in the exotic region during this time.
Transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport to Hotel
Once you land at Kathmandu after completing your tour via helicopter to Annapurna Base Camp, we will drive you to your hotel. You will have comfortably completed one of the most desired tours in the world.
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Permits for Annapurna Base Camp Tour via Helicopter
Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour with landing does not require any permits. But if you aim to stay and explore, you will require permits. The permits include the Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit and a TIMS card.
Do not worry about the permits, just give us a copy of your passport with recent passport-sized photographs and we make the permit for you. You will not have to go through the hassle of going to different offices. We will include the cost of these permits on your helicopter tour in Nepal.
About the Helicopter
The helicopter you will fly in will have a capacity to carry 5 people and 1 pilots.This helicopter has an increased reserve power, better altitude performance and a large baggage compartment. It can take off with a weight of 500 lbs; 2400 lbs of use load. With roomy cabin, necessary medical equipment and comfortable seats, your trip to Annapurna base camp will be a once in a lifetime experience in luxury.
Season to visit Annapurna Base Camp
There is no particular time to visit this Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing. The time which you visit the base camp will vary according to your expectations from the trip. In spite of saying that Annapurna Base Camp can be visited all year long, there are a few seasons that will offer the best views and a few seasons that are a little risky.
The monsoon period, which is from July to September is the wettest month. The clouds will block the views of the mountains. The flight has a high probability of being canceled or delayed. Furthermore, even if the flight takes off, it might be very risky to land once you reach there. It might unexpectedly ruin your trip.
The two best seasons to visit Annapurna base camp is pre-monsoon and post-monsoon. The pre-monsoon season is from March to May. The mornings are late afternoons are a bit cold during this time but will give you a fresh feel. You will get to see great rhododendrons and a green atmosphere while observing the exotic mountains.
The post-monsoon season is from October to January. The days are shorter during this time. Post monsoon is the best time to see the Annapurna Range because of the clear weather if offers.
Things To Carry For Annapurna Helicopter Tour
- Warm socks
- Comfortable boots
- Trekking Poles
- Lip Balm
- Day backpack
- light snacks and drinks
- Mineral water at least 2 bottles
Difficulties during your Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour
- The flight might not operate as planned. The scheduled time of your flight might change according to the weather or traffic.
- During the rainy seasons, it might rain for a few days continuously. No flight can take place in this weather. The tour can not take place until the weather opens up. If your trip does not take place, we will refund your money.
- You might get altitude sickness at Annapurna Base Camp as you will be above 4000m. You can take the necessary precautions to prevent this. Make sure to carry medications with you. If you become ill, you can fly out anytime.
- Sometimes weird weather can block the views of the mountains. These circumstances can not be predicted and therefore cannot be avoided.
Cost of your trip to Annapurna Base Camp
The cost of your trip to Annapurna Base Camp differs on whether you depart from Kathmandu or Pokhara.
The cost of your trip from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp is 350 dollars per person. The tour is available on a group basis and you can join it. If you want to charter the whole helicopter to yourself from pokhara. The cost of the whole helicopter to the base camp and back would be 2000 USD from pokhara.
There are usually no groups available for you to join from Kathmandu. If you find a group you can join them and pay per head but if you charter the helicopter if would cost you 4000 USD.
We understand last-minute changes to your trip. If you are unable to make it, you can cancel the trip and get a full refund. As per our booking terms and condition, we will refund your trip money.
There might be unseen reasons which delay your trip. In such cases, we will try to adjust your trip as far as possible in your available time frame.
Why plan your trip with us?
We have been organizing such trips for many years and have hundreds of satisfied tourists. We guarantee to make the most out of your trip. We will customize according to the need of every tourist. By flying with us, you will fly with the most experienced pilots in the lot. You will safely reach your destination and come back with a lifetime of memories.