Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour, one of the most delightful and short journey on air with few possible stops and landing in the heart of Annapurna Himal at base camp with a sweeping panorama of massive Annapurna massive range of peaks. An overwhelming fantastic ride of more than three hours within Annapurna region and high above picturesque Pokhara, located within scenic green valley blessed with natural scenery of mountains-rolling green hills with the reflection of Annapurna Himalaya on its calm and serene lakes of Phewa and Begnas.
Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour starts from beautiful Pokhara, a renowned famous touristic pot situated on the laps of Annapurna Himal and Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ unclimbed virgin peaks of Nepal Himalaya. An early morning flight for best views and panorama of wonderful landscapes and snow-capped peaks of Annapurna with other adjoining mountains that cover on this marvelous Heli Tour in Annapurna, as the chopper takes off from Pokhara airport, swirling high into the deep blue sky. Lifting above Pokhara city and its verdant valley with fantastic views of dramatic landscapes of green hills and beyond with white magic peaks, the ride continues in the comfort of spacious seating Helicopter with pilots and guides providing you with much information of peaks and places of a visit on this joyful ride.
Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour soon heading close at Annapurna Sanctuary and at base camp flying over green rolling green hills to land at Annapurna Base Camp the highest spot of a day adventure at 4,130 m high within scenic Sanctuary encircled by snow clad peaks. Marvel the panorama with cup of hot coffee at Annapurna base camp of world tenth highest Mt. Annapurna II (8,091m / 26,545 ft) Vara-Shikar peaks / Annapurna Fang, Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Huin-Chuli, Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft), Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft) and Annapurna IV with Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) at 6,997 m) Tent / Tharpu Chuli 5,663 m / 18,575 ft-Fluted Peak / Singu Chuli at 6, 501 meters high. After a wonderful and scenic moment head back to Pokhara with possible short stops at Gurung villages with the glimpse of local colorful culture and age-old heritage and custom.
Flying hours and some stops on the route depends entirely on weather condition and pilots decision as he knows the weather patterns of Himalaya. Stops and landing around villages including at Annapurna base camp, where weather permits, we will try our best to make your flight enjoyable with possible stops to witness culture and traditional life of local villages with mountain views for your delights and money worth of scenic flights with us.
- Spectacular panorama array of Annapurna-Dhaulagiri-Lamjung Himal to Manaslu mountain range
- Great thrill on take- off to landing with impressive views of Mid Western Himalayan peaks
- Aerial views of beautiful Pokhara valley with dramatic landscapes and terraced farmed villages
- Glimpse of culture and traditional life of Gurung people the hill of Annapurna range
- Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour.
Comfortable boots / shoes preferred (in case of snow on the ground) when Heli lands at some scenic points and cultural villages and as well for short walk involves ups and down.
Trousers water / wind proof are ideal along with sleeved cotton / woolen shirts and sun hat / warm head gear (on cold areas).
FIBRE PILE JACKETS::
LIGHT COTTON TROUSERS:
BREECHES /TRACK SUIT BOTTOMS /ULTRA FLEECE TROUSERS:
DUVET / DOWN JACKETS: (Down feathers or synthetic (required in autumn / winter and early spring time)
WOOL BALACLAVA, WOOL MITTS: (required in autumn / winter and early spring time)
WATERPROOFS: Jacket and trousers
SUN HATS & WOOLEN TOPS:
SCARF OR MUFFLERS: Protection from strong sun and dust
SUNGLASSES / GOGGLES: Essential to get a pair which cuts out 100% UV rays
SUN SCREEN CREAM : High protection factor [20 or higher] or high
altitude glacier cream due to thin air the
U/V is stronger in the sun.
LIP SLAVE/ LABISAN: Protection for the lips with a sunscreen
WATER BOTTLE: 1 litre metal to keep warm while at night time and for
drinking purpose (try to avoid plastic bottled water) for
eco-friendliness and Responsible Tourism.
TOILET ITEMS: As per your day needs and requirements
NOTEBOOK / DIARY / PENS: To record and Jot down your exciting day activities on Heli
DOWN JACKETS (which can be hired / purchase in Kathmandu at
reasonable cost, if it is too much to carry from home.
WALKING STICKS / POLES: Useful in snow and ice areas on small stops and walks.
Climate on Annapurna Panorama areas and on Heli Tour:
Normal days are clear above 2,500 m above and as well depending upon season around Himalaya region, sometimes the weather can be unpredictable including Annapurna base Camp and Sanctuary.
April to May is main trekking and visiting months including chopper flights around Annapurna region, where morning and mid day clear with sunshine normally, afternoon can be clouded blocking the views of peaks sometimes.
September to November are high season visiting Nepal Himalayan destination with Everest base camp, when day is mostly with clear blue sky and views of mountains.
November to January however chances of snow above 2,800 m higher areas however day will be fine with some sunshine and cold in morn and late afternoon time and in shades.
July to mid September clouded with monsoon rains (wet months) but very green with much moistures.
The best time will be from March to May when wild flowers are in full bloom around 2,000 m to 3,000 m high and then tree lines and vegetation declines for rough arctic terrain, the temperature will be 15 to 20 degree Celsius during the day with sunlight, morning and evening can be much cooler with minimum of -0 to 05 degree Celsius not counting the wind chill factors.
Above 3,000m high day will be clear with strong sunlight and UV (due to less oxygen and atmospheric pressure) , where strong sun screens and creams required to protect your skins and as well using good sun / snow glass to avoid strong and bright refection of snow and sunlight.
Mid September to December will be the clearest weather but with short days minimum of -05 to -10 degree Celsius in the morning and night time with maximum of 15-20 degree during the day in full sunlight, also depends upon the altitude and areas of trekking.
December to March will be the coldest months with chances of snows with minimum of -10 to -15 degree Celsius with maximum 15-18 degree Celsius without wind chill factor, however most of the day time will be clear with fine blue sky.
Important Notes Heli Flights around Annapurna and other Himalaya region:
Mass flow of wide world travelers in Nepal is mainly for trekking of moderate walks to adventurous or challenging activities, most important is picking the right trip holiday with us with your limited time and duration in Nepal.
In all high altitude trip whether treks or on helicopter tour for Annapurna areas and other Himalayan destination where all clients should be in sound health and physically fit to enjoy its wonderful surrounding of mountains and local culture.
On booking with us before your depart from home country, where all clients should be obtain Travel and Medical Insurance (in case for accidents and emergency evacuation by all means of transport available for quick relief to nearest hospitals).
It will be pleasure if you can send us past and present medical history with certain diets, and then we can arrange to fit your request well in advance.