1 Day Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

"breath-taking panorama of massive Annapurna Himalaya with magnificent Fish Tail peaks"
Good to Know
  • Duration 1 Day
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 4135m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Pokhara
  • Trip Ends Pokhara
  • Group Style Private and Group
  • Activities Helicopter Sightseeing Tours
  • Best Season March To June And September To December

Highlights

  •  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
  •  A Glimpse of culture and traditional life of Gurung people the hill of Annapurna range

Trip Introduction: 1-Day Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is one of the most delightful and short journeys on air with few possible stops and landing in the heart of Annapurna Himal at base camp with a sweeping panorama of massive Annapurna's massive range of peaks. An overwhelming fantastic ride of more than three hours within Annapurna Region and high above picturesque Pokhara, located within a scenic green valley blessed with the 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 the best views and panorama of wonderful landscapes and snow-capped peaks of Annapurna with other adjoining mountains that cover this marvelous Heli Tour in Annapurna, as the helicopter 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 a 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 to 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 a cup of hot coffee at the Annapurna base camp of the world's 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 for a glimpse of the local colorful culture and age-old heritage and customs.
 

Please Note:

Flying hours and some stops on the route depends entirely on weather condition and the pilot's decision as he knows the weather patterns of the Himalayas. 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 the culture and traditional life of local villages with mountain views for your delights and money worth of scenic flights with us.

Important Note

  • This trip departs every day of the year.
  •  This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
  •  This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  •  This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
  •  Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
  •  We can help you make it fit your budget.
  •  we accept instant booking and online payment.

The climate on Annapurna Panorama areas and Heli Tour:

Normal days are clear above 2,500 m above and as well depending upon the season around Himalaya Region, sometimes the weather can be unpredictable including Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary.

April to May is the main trekking and visiting months including chopper flights around the Annapurna Region, where morning and mid-day are clear with sunshine normally, the afternoon can be clouded blocking the views of peaks sometimes.

September to November are the high season visiting Nepal Himalayan destination with Annapurna Base Camp when the day is mostly with clear blue sky and views of mountains.

November to January however chances of snow above 2,800 m in higher areas however days will be fine with some sunshine and cold in the morn and late afternoon time and shades.

July to Mid September clouded with monsoon rains (wet months) but very green with much moisture.

The best time will be from March to May when wildflowers are in full bloom around 2,000 m to 3,000 m high and then tree lines and vegetation decline 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 sunscreens and creams are required to protect your skin and as well as using good sun/ snow glass to avoid strong and bright reflection 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 a maximum of 15-20 degrees during the day in full sunlight, also depending upon the altitude and areas of trekking.

December to March will be the coldest months with chances of snows with a minimum of -10 to -15 degrees Celsius and with a maximum of 15-18 degrees Celsius without a 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 regions:

The mass flow of wide world travelers in Nepal is mainly for trekking 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 trips whether treks or on helicopter tours for Annapurna Areas and other Himalayan Destinations where all clients should be in sound health and physically fit to enjoy the wonderful surrounding of mountains and local culture.

On booking with us before your departure from your home country, where all clients should obtain Travel and Medical Insurance (In case of accidents and emergency evacuation by all means of transport available for quick relief to the nearest hospitals).

It will be a 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.

Itinerary
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        Receive from hotel around 06:30 am and transfer to airport.
        Flight from Pokhara to ABC around 07:20 am
        Explore around ABC, Breakfast at ABC.
        Flight back to Pokhara
        Receive from airport and transfer to hotel.

    Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

    Inclusions
    What's Included
    •  Airport pick-up and drop in Pokhara.
    •  Our vehicle will be at your disposal waiting at the airport till you need the transfer.
    •  Applicable permits for the flight with Sagarmatha National Park / TIM (Trekking Information Management System) if required.
    •  Service of guides on Heli Tour, daily wages-medical insurance, meals, and other allowance.
    •  Comprehensive medical kits and First Aid Kit (for precaution against accidents and sudden illness.
    •  Oxygen Cylinder
    •  Government Tax & Fuel Surcharges
    •  Trekking Planner Nepal’s T-shirt, cap, and city maps
    What's Excluded
    •  Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel and medical insurance.
    •  Expenses of personal nature, gratitude (tips) hard/soft, and other major drinks throughout the flight and in Kathmandu.
    •  Personal gear for the day ride (down jackets and personal belongings) medical kit.
    •  Emergency evacuation and breaking away from the proposed duration flight where a refund will not be entertained, however, the office will issue a letter to claim from your valid insurance.
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