Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

"The views of Massive Annapurna range with magnificent view of the neighbouring himalayas"
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

  • Aerial views of the Himalayas: The helicopter tour provides unparalleled panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna range, including Annapurna I (8,091 meters), Annapurna South (7,219 meters), Machapuchare (6,993 meters), and Hiunchuli (6,441 meters).
  • Shortened travel time: The helicopter tour allows you to reach Annapurna Base Camp quickly, bypassing several days of trekking. It saves time and energy, making it an ideal option for those with limited time or physical constraints.
  • Landing at Annapurna Base Camp: The tour's highlight is landing at Annapurna Base Camp itself. You can step foot in this stunning location, surrounded by towering mountains. The feeling of being amidst the Himalayas and experiencing the tranquil beauty of the base camp is genuinely remarkable.
  • Magnificent landscapes: As you fly over the Annapurna region, you'll be treated to breathtaking landscapes, including lush valleys, terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and traditional villages. The contrasting views of the rugged mountains and the serene landscapes below create a visual spectacle.
  • Cultural exploration: While flying to and from Annapurna Base Camp, you'll also have the chance to observe the region's unique cultural heritage. You may catch glimpses of traditional Nepalese villages, local settlements, and terraced farming practices. This cultural immersion adds another layer of richness to your helicopter tour experience.
  • Safety and convenience: Helicopter tours are conducted by experienced pilots and are considered a safe way to explore the mountains. They offer a comfortable and convenient alternative to trekking, ensuring you can enjoy the stunning scenery without the physical demands of a long trek.

Advantages of booking ABC helicopter tour with Trekking Planner Nepal

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Our company provides sim cards for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Introduction: Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour With Landing 2024-2025

The 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 the Annapurna Himal at base camp with a sweeping panorama of the massive Annapurna Range of Peaks. An overwhelming and fantastic ride of more than three hours within the 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 the Annapurna Himalaya on its calm and serene lakes of Phewa and Begnas.

The Annapurna Helicopter Tour with landing starts from beautiful Pokhara, a renowned tourist destination situated on the laps of Annapurna Himal and Machhapuchhre Himal, the Fish Tail’s unclimbed virgin peaks of the Nepal Himalaya. An early morning flight for the best views and panorama of beautiful 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 helicopter with pilots and guides providing you with much information about mountains and places to visit on this joyful ride.

The Heli Tour heads to Annapurna Sanctuary and at Annapurna Base Camp, flying over rolling green hills to land at South of Base Camp, the highest spot of a day's adventure at 4,130 m high within a scenic Sanctuary encircled by snow-clad peaks. Marvel at the panorama with hot coffee at the Base Camp, the world's tenth-highest mountain, Mt. Annapurna II (8,091m / 26,545 ft). Vara-Shikar peaks: Annapurna Fang, Annapurna South (7,219 m–23,693 ft), Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7,455 m–24,457 ft), Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7,555 m–24,787 ft), and Annapurna IV with Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish-tail) at 6,997 m. Tent / Tharpu Chuli, 5,663 m (18,575 ft)-Fluted Peak / Singu Chuli, 6,501 m After a beautiful 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.

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Important information for Annapurna base camp helicopter tour 

Flying hours and some stops on the route depend entirely on weather conditions and the pilot's decision, as he knows the weather patterns of the Himalayas. Visits and landings 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's worth of scenic flights with us.

What is the special thing about ABC heli tour with landing?

A helicopter trip towards ABC can be an incredible experience, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayas and a convenient way to reach the base camp without a long trek. Here's what you can generally expect during a helicopter trip:

  • Scenic Flight: The helicopter journey starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu or Pokhara. As you soar above the stunning landscapes of Nepal, you'll witness panoramic views of lush valleys, terraced fields, traditional villages, and the majestic Himalayan Mountains ranges of the Annapurna Region.
  • Professional Pilot and Crew: Our clients will be accompanied by a professional pilot experienced in mountainous terrain. The crew will ensure your safety, provide the necessary information, and offer insights about the Annapurna Region throughout the trip.
  • Aerial Views of the Annapurna Region: As the helicopter approaches the Annapurna Region, you'll be treated to awe-inspiring views of the towering Himalayan peaks, including Annapurna I (8,091 meters) and its surrounding peaks like Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and others.
  • Landing at ABC: The helicopter will land at Annapurna High Camp, which sits at approximately 4,130 meters (13,550 feet). You'll have the opportunity to step out and explore the base camp area, take photographs, and soak in the serene atmosphere surrounded by snow-capped peaks.
  • Time at Base Camp: Depending on the private or shared helicopter and weather conditions, you may have limited time at the base camp for exploration. This allows you to appreciate the natural beauty, admire the stunning vistas, and witness the iconic Annapurna Sanctuary.
  • Weather Considerations: Weather plays a crucial role in helicopter flights to the base camp. The flight might be subject to clear weather conditions, and flights can be delayed or canceled if safety or alarming weather concerns exist. It's essential to have flexibility in your schedule and be prepared for potential itinerary changes due to weather changes.
  • Return Journey: After spending some time at landing, the helicopter will take off for the return journey to Kathmandu or Pokhara. The return flight offers more opportunities to capture Nepal's breathtaking landscapes and the Himalayas Annapurna Region.

So that you know, each helicopter tour operator may have different itineraries and offerings. Hence, researching and choosing a reputable operator that prioritizes safety and provides an exceptional experience, like Trekking Planner Nepal, is essential. Also, you should check Trekking Planner Nepal regarding the specific details of the trip, including the duration, cost, and any additional inclusions.

Climate around Annapurna Region

Average days are clear at altitudes above 2,500 m, and depending on the season in the Himalayan Region, sometimes the weather can be unpredictable, that includes the Base Camp and Sanctuary.

April to May are the leading trekking and visiting months for the helicopter flights around the Annapurna Region, where the morning and midday are clear with sunshine usually. Still, the afternoon can be clouded, blocking the views of the peaks sometimes.

July to Mid-September are usually cloudy with monsoon rains (wet months) but very green with much moisture, so if the weather window supports it, the trip can be joyful.

December to March will be the coldest months with chances of snow with a minimum of -10 to -15 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 15 to 18 degrees Celsius without a wind chill factor; however, most of the daytime will be clear with a delicate blue sky.

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What is the Best time for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour?

September to November is the peak season and the best time for visiting Nepal and the Himalayan destinations within the Annapurna region, like Annapurna Base Camp, the Annapurna Circuit, Mardi Himal, Ghorepani Poonhill, and the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour because this is the time when the day is mostly with clear blue sky and views of mountains.

The chances of snow exceeding 2,800 m are high from November to January. However, the days will be fine with some sunshine and cold and clear skies in the morning and late afternoon with shades and cold blowing winds.

The other best window with low crowd 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 degrees Celsius during the day with sunlight. Still, morning and evening can be much more relaxed with a minimum of -0 to 05 degrees Celsius, not counting the wind chill factors.

Above 3,000 m, the day will be transparent with intense sunlight and UV (due to less oxygen and atmospheric pressure), where solid sunscreens and creams are required to protect your skin, as well as using good sun/snow glasses to avoid stable and bright reflections of snow and sunlight.

Mid-September to December will have the most precise weather, but with short days and a minimum of -05 to -10 degrees Celsius in the morning and nighttime and a maximum of 15-20 degrees during the day in full sunlight, also depending upon the altitude and areas of trekking.

Important Notes for Helicopter Flights Around Annapurna base camp

In all high-altitude trips of helicopter tours in Nepal, for example, the Annapurna Region and other Himalayan destinations, the clients or travelers must be in sound health condition and physically fit to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of mountains and local culture. It is advised to let Trekking Planner Nepal know about health-related things honestly before the time so that trekking planner Nepal can conduct the required services or other essential items for the travelers.

It will be a great pleasure if you have any medical history. Suppose the travelers send us past and present medical records with specific diets that are banned from eating, for example, lactose. In that case, we can set up to fit the itinerary accommodation and the whole trip on your request in a very well-managed way in advance

What are the advantages of Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour?

Taking a helicopter tour to ABC offers several advantages and reasons why it can be a favorite option for many travelers. Here are some of the key reasons to consider taking a helicopter tour:

  • Time Efficiency: The Helicopter Tour allows you to reach the base camp quickly in 2 hours, but the time may vary according to the route that is taken by the pilot or due to bad weather conditions. It helps to cut out the efforts required while doing several days of trekking. It's an excellent choice if you have limited time or prefer a shorter trip. Instead of spending weeks on a trek, you can experience the beauty of Annapurna Region within a few hours.
  • Physical limitations: Trekking involves moderate to strenuous physical exertion, including long hours of walking and adjusting to higher altitudes. If you have physical limitations, health concerns, or lack of trekking experience, a helicopter tour provides a safer and more accessible option. It allows you to enjoy stunning views without the physical demands of a trek.
  • Aerial Perspectives: taking a helicopter tour offers an incredible opportunity to witness the majestic Himalayan landscapes from a unique perspective with a bird's-es, eye view. You'll have a bird's-eye view of the snow-capped peaks, deep valleys, terraced fields, and traditional once-in-a-lifetime, which can be a scale; experience. The aerial perspectives provide an unmatched sense that they are much more different than trekking, which allows you to appreciate the grandeur of the Annapurna Region.
  • Landing at Annapurna Base Camp: One of the highlights of the helicopter tour is the landing at the Base Camp of Annapurna itself, which is on the bucket list of trekking and travel lovers. This allows you to step foot in this iconic location at an enormous altitude and immerse yourself in its natural beauty. You can explore the base camp, take memorable photographs, and soak in the serenity of the Himalayas, as some time is provided during landing.
  • Safety and Comfort: Helicopter tours are conducted by trekking and travel organizations that recruit helicopters with experienced pilots and follow strict safety standards and rules. Travelers can enjoy the journey with peace of mind, knowing they have been in the hands of professionals conducting these services for the past 13 years. The helicopters are equipped with modern amenities and offer a comfortable and smooth ride, enhancing your overall experience.
  • Flexibility: Helicopter tours provide more flexibility in scheduling and logistics. You can choose a departure time that suits you and customize the itinerary to some extent, but remember to let the agency know the time that suits you. Additionally, if weather conditions deteriorate during your tour, helicopters have a better chance of flying and exploring the beauty when compared to trekkers, who might face delays or cancellations.
  • Unique Experience: The helicopter tour to Annapurna region offers a distinct and unforgettable experience. It combines the thrill of flying amidst the Himalayas with the beauty of the mountains and cultural exploration. It's an opportunity to witness one of the world's most awe-inspiring landscapes in a way that is not accessible to everyone.

Overall, a helicopter tour is convenient, time-saving, and remarkable way to experience the Himalayas. It provides a suitable alternative for those who want to witness the region's beauty but have constraints that make trekking difficult.

How to Prepare for Annapurna Base Camp heli tour with landing?

Preparing for a helicopter tour involves physical and logistical aspects. Here are some steps to help you prepare for the trip, along with information about the safety of helicopter tours:

  • Physical Fitness: While taking a helicopter tour eliminates the need for a tireless trek, it's still essential to maintain a reasonable level of physical fitness. The high altitude and variable weather conditions can affect your body, so engaging in regular exercise, breathing exercises, and cardiovascular activities before the trip will help improve your stamina.
  • Acclimatization: The landing point is located at a high altitude of 4130 meters, so acclimatization is crucial to minimize the risk of altitude-related illnesses. Suppose you haven't spent time at high altitudes before. In that case, you should spend a few days in the Annapurna Region or engage in other high-altitude activities beforehand to allow your body to adjust gradually.
  • Weather Conditions: Keep an eye on the weather forecasts for the Annapurna region. Helicopter flights depend entirely on clear weather conditions and good air density, so it's essential to be flexible with your schedule and prepared for possible flight delays or cancellations. Consult with Trekking Planner Nepal senior representatives for the most up-to-date information and to discuss alternate plans if needed.
  • Clothing and Gear: Dress in layers and wear comfortable clothing suitable for the changing weather conditions at high altitudes. It's recommended to bring warm clothing, including a down jacket, thermal layers, hats, gloves, and sturdy footwear. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and hats are essential for sun protection at higher altitudes containing direct UV rays.
  • Photography Equipment: If you enjoy photography, consider bringing a camera with extra batteries and memory cards to capture the stunning landscapes during the helicopter tour.

Safety Tips for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Now, regarding the safety during Helicopter Tours prepared by Trekking Planner Nepal,

Helicopter tours to ABC are generally considered safe, and on our trips we have never had an issue. We follow strict safety protocols and employ highly skilled pilots with expertise, knowledge, and experience flying toward mountainous regions. However, like any aviation or flying activity, there are characteristic risks associated with helicopter flights, including weather conditions and technical issues in some cases. The decision to operate the flight is typically made by the pilot, who considers weather conditions and safety factors.

When our clients select our serive, we have a good safety record, positive customer reviews, and devotion to safety guidelines. You can research, read our thoughts, and compare operators before reservation. We also recommended that our service is best in class, and checking our reviews speaks for itself.

Ultimately, safety while taking a helicopter tour with landing will depend on various factors, including weather conditions, the operator's knowledge, and loyalty to safety protocols. Stay informed, communicate with Trekking Planner Nepal, and follow our instructions for a safe and enjoyable experience in the helicopter.

What is the Difference Between ABC Helicopter Tour and ABC Trek?

Some significant differences exist between taking a Helicopter Tour and Trekking. Here's a comparison highlighting the distinctions between the two:

  • Time and Duration:

Helicopter Tour Package to Annapurna: Helicopter tours are relatively short-duration trip, usually lasting a few hours. It offers a quick and efficient way to reach the base camp and return to your starting point within the same day.
Trekking or tour package to Annapurna: Trekking to parts of Annapurna involves a multi-day journey, typically 7 to 10 days or more, depending on the chosen route and itinerary. It requires a significant time commitment and physical endurance to complete the trek.

  • Physical Exertion and Fitness:

Helicopter Tour in Nepal: Taking a helicopter tour requires minimal physical exertion. You do not need to possess high fitness levels or undergo extensive training. It is suitable for people with limited physical abilities or time constraints.
Trekking Packages in Nepal, for example, Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, involves moderate to strenuous physical exertion. It requires a good fitness level, as you'll walk for several hours each day, often on steep and uneven terrain. Adequate physical preparation and acclimatization to the altitude are necessary for a successful trek.

  • Scenic Experience:

Helicopter Tour: A helicopter tour offers a unique aerial perspective of the Annapurna Region. You'll witness panoramic views of the mountains, valleys, and landscapes from above. It provides a broader sense of scale and grandeur, showcasing the vastness of the Himalayas.
Trekking: Trekking offers a more immersive and up-close experience of the natural beauty of the Annapurna Region. You'll walk through picturesque trails, interact with local communities, pass through rhododendron forests, and experience the changing landscapes firsthand.

  • Cultural Interaction:

Helicopter Tour: During a helicopter tour, the focus is primarily on scenic flight and mountain views. While you may catch glimpses of local villages and settlements from above, there is limited opportunity for cultural interaction or exploration.
Trekking: Trekking allows for deeper cultural immersion. You'll have the chance to interact with local communities, visit traditional villages, experience the local way of life, and learn about the unique customs and traditions of the people living in the Annapurna Region.

  • Cost Difference Between Helicopter Tours and Trekking.

Helicopter Tour: Helicopter tours are generally more expensive than trekking. The time includes the helicopter charter fee, permits, and other associated expenses.
Trekking: Trekking is comparatively more budget-friendly. The significant expenses include permits, accommodation, meals, guide porter fees, and transportation to the trailhead.

Choosing between a helicopter tour and trekking depends on your preferences, physical abilities, available time, and budget. A helicopter tour offers a quicker and more accessible way to experience the majestic mountains, while trekking provides a more immersive adventure and cultural exploration.

Clothing and Suggested Equipment list for the Helicopter Tour.

When embarking on a helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp, you will require less equipment than you would for a trekking expedition. However, it's still essential to pack appropriate clothing and some items to ensure your comfort during the trip. Here's a suggested clothing and equipment list for the Heli Tour:
Clothing.

  • Insulated jacket: A warm, insulated jacket or a fleece layer to keep you cozy during the flight and at the higher elevation.
  • Long-sleeve shirts: Lightweight, moisture-wicking shirts to regulate body temperature
  • Comfortable pants: Opt for comfortable pants that allow freedom of movement, such as hiking pants or leggings.
  • Comfortable shoes: Wear sturdy, comfortable footwear for walking around the base camp area.
  • Hat and gloves: Bring a warm hat and gloves to protect against cold temperatures.
  • Sunglasses: Polarized sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sun's glare at high altitudes
  • Sunscreen: Apply sunscreen to protect your skin from the intense sun at higher elevations.
  • Buff or neck gaiter: Useful for protecting your face from cold or dusty conditions.
  • Extra layers: Consider packing additional layers like a lightweight sweater or thermal base layers, depending on the weather.

Equipment.

  • Daypack: Carry a small daypack to store your essentials during the trip, such as water, snacks, and personal items.
  • Water Bottle: Stay hydrated by carrying a reusable water bottle.
  • Snacks: Bring lightweight snacks or energy bars to keep you fueled during the trip.
  • Camera or Smartphone: Capture stunning views with a camera or smartphone to document your experience.
  • Portable Charger: Ensure you have a portable charger to power your electronic devices throughout the trip.
  • Personal Medication: If you have any specific medications, bring them with you in a small travel pouch.
  • Travel Documents: Carry essential documents such as your passport, identification, and necessary permits.

Remember to pack light and only bring what you need for the helicopter tour. Additionally, consider checking with your tour operator for any specific recommendations they may have regarding clothing or equipment.

Just to let you know, the helicopter tour will have limited time at the base camp, so there will be minimal need for camping or sleeping equipment. The focus will be on enjoying the aerial views and spending a short time at the base camp.

Always consult with Trekking Planner Nepal for any specific requirements or recommendations we provide for the helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp.

Why trekking planner nepal?

The mass flow of wide-world travelers to Nepal is mainly for trekking, moderate walks, helicopter tours, and adventurous or challenging activities, but the most important thing is to collaborate with the proper trekking and travel company, which can be one of the best and provides the best standards of service. With Trekking Planner Nepal, your limited holiday time and duration in Nepal will be the best time spent.

On booking with Trekking Planner Nepal before our guides depart from your home country, make sure to 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 and other stuff like baggage lost or circumstances like altitude sickness, weather conditions, property loss, and other activities).

    Itinerary
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      Receive from Hotel and transfer to airport

      As you wake up early in the morning, you will get refreshed and be set to leave the hotel and move towards the Tribhuvan International Airport domestic flight section. A representative from Trekking Planner Nepal will accompany you on the journey and help you with the logistics at the airport.

      You will then board the airplane to Pokhara, which will take about 20–25 minutes of flight time. Once you reach Pokhara, you will have breakfast. During the flight, you will see various mountain ranges, including Langtang, Manaslu, and the Annapurna range. From the bird's-eye view, you can enjoy hilly landscapes, rivers, waterfalls, and traditional settlements.

      Flight from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp

      After breakfast, you will prepare to leave for Annapurna Base Camp from Pokhara. You will take a helicopter ride towards the Annapurna Base Camp. You will fly high above the sky and enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains and surrounding landscapes. After twenty minutes, you can reach the base camp from Pokhara. Once you land, you will have half an hour to forty minutes of ground time to explore the region. You can see Annapurna Massif splendidly, including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchre. Similarly, you can view stunning mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri, Tilicho, Pisang, Pungda Danda, and many more.

      As the exploration of the base camp is complete, you can carry on the memories through photographs.

      Return to Pokhara

      When you complete the Annapurna Base Camp exploration, you will prepare to return to Pokhara. You will again board the helicopter and return to the lakeside city of Pokhara. You will collect all the mountain memories and head back. It will take about 20 minutes to return to the town.

      Once you reach Pokhara, you will have your lunch. After lunch, you can continue exploring popular destinations in Pokhara or return to the hotel and rest. Once you reach Pokhara, your Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Trekking Planner Nepal ends.

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      Inclusions
      What's Included
      •  Airport pick-up and drop in Pokhara.
      •  Applicable permits for the flight with Annapurna Conservation Permit/ TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) if required.
      •  Service of guides on Heli Tour, daily medical insurance, meals, and other allowances.
      •  Comprehensive medical kits and First Aid Kit (for precaution against accidents and sudden illness.
      •  Oxygen Cylinder.
      •  Government Tax and Fuel Surcharges
      •  Trekking Planner Nepal’s T-shirt, cap, and city maps.
      What's Excluded
      • Nepal Visa
      • International 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.
      Departure Dates
      • This trip departs every day of the year.
      • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need.
      • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.
      • This trip can be booked privately if you travel solo, privately, or with family.
      • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
      • We can help you make it fit your budget.
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      • Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you.
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      Essential Info

      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. While Flying and landing around villages, at Annapurna, 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.

      Suggested Equipment List

      • Day pack.
      • Trekking shoes or Sports shoes.
      • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer or Raincoat.
      • Good quality socks.
      • windproof trousers.
      • Trekking/hiking shirts.
      • Sunglasses.
      • Warm hat.
      • Warm gloves.
      • Water bottle.
      • Down Jacket.
      • Camera and batteries.
      FAQs
      • If you have a pre-existing medical condition or are concerned about altitude sickness, you need to consult with a doctor before taking the helicopter tour. They can advise you on whether it is safe for you to join based on your individual situation.

      • While the helicopter trip normally follows an approved itinerary and covers well-known locations, you can discuss any special requests or preferences with the tour operator. They will try their best to meet your demands while keeping safety, weather, and the pilot's decision in mind.

      • If you have a fear of heights or are worried about flying, you should think about your comfort level and discuss with a medical expert or your therapist before taking the helicopter trip. They can offer advice and suggestions on how to deal with your fear or anxiety during the flight.

      • While sightings of wildlife cannot be guaranteed, there is a potential to see some during the helicopter tour. The Annapurna region is home to a variety of animal species, including Himalayan Thars, deer, birds, and, on rare occasions, snow leopards. Keep your camera handy in case of any exciting encounters.

      • Annapurna Base Camp is located in a remote area with minimal toilet facilities. It is recommended that you use the toilet before boarding the helicopter and prepare accordingly.

      • Yes, you are normally permitted to take photos and films while on the helicopter tour. It's an incredible opportunity to photograph the gorgeous scenery and share your experience with others. However, it is essential to obey the pilot's directions and ensure that your picture does not risk the flight's safety.

      • Meals are typically not included in helicopter trip packages. However, some operators may charge an additional fee for alternative meal arrangements. It is suggested that you confirm the facts with your tour operator prior to the tour.

      • In some cases, tour companies may provide customized helicopter tour itineraries. You can discuss your preferences and needs with the tour operator to determine if any changes are possible. Please keep in mind that changes may be made due to circumstances such as flight regulations, weather conditions, and time constraints.

      • The capacity of the helicopters utilized for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour varies, but they normally seat 5 people. The actual figure may vary depending on factors such as weight constraints, weather conditions, and altitude and helicopter model.

      • The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a spectacular helicopter tour that brings you to Annapurna Base Camp, a popular trekking destination in Nepal. It provides captivating aerial views of the Himalayan mountain range and allows you to see the splendor of the Annapurna region in a single day.

      • Yes, booking the excursion in advance is suggested to ensure your spot, especially during peak trekking seasons. To make a reservation, contact a reputable tour operator or travel agency. Trekking Planner Nepal helps you with pre booking of the trip and provide the best service.

      • The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is best experienced during the autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) seasons, when the weather is generally clear and stable. However, depending in personal preference, helicopter tours can be conducted all year.

      • In general, helicopter trips in Nepal are regarded safe. However, it is essential to select a trustworthy and competent tour operator who places safety first. The pilots are experienced and aware about the terrain and weather, providing a safe and pleasurable flight.

      • The Annapurna Base Camp is located at an elevation of 4,130 m (13,550 feet) above sea level.

      • The cost of the tour can varies depending on the tour operator, season, and private or sharing helicopter. Normally, the average is costing USD 1500.

      • No special permits are required for the helicopter tour. But if you want to combine both trek to Annapurna Base Camp and a helicopter tour, you'll need the proper trekking permissions, such as the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP).

      • The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour lasts about 4-5 hours, including flight time and time spent at the base camp for exploration and photography.

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        5 star service by Dipak

        Dipak was instrumental in arranging our Annapurna base camp helicopter tour, we got the best price for a family of 4. He also arranged our local sightseeing Pokhara and hot air balloon, pick up and drop from airport, and arranged sightseeing in Kathmandu as well. He offers a wide range of services, i would highly recommend dipak +977-985-1071767 for using his services if you are in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, or the Himalayas.

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