Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour
The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour is ideal for individuals with limited time who don’t want to hike for 15–16 days but yet want to stand at the base of enormous mountains without having to overcome any challenging obstacles.
Annapurna is the 10th highest peak in the world, and to reach its base camp fast and easy where you will experience a thrilling and beautiful journey over high terrain and all the way around the enormous Annapurna Range by the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour. The Annapurna region boasts enormous mountains, breathtaking scenery, lakes, and Georges. The bizarre views of Lamjung Himal, the Annapurna ranges, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre, as well as Nilgiri, Dhampus Peak, and Mount Dhaulagiri in the Kaligandaki valley may be seen during the one-day helicopter excursion to Annapurna Base Camp.
For those who would rather not drive or fly to Pokhara, an alternative is the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour from Kathmandu. Everything else remains unchanged. The tour, however, cannot be reserved on a flight-sharing basis. The Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp Heli excursion is only offered as a customized charter, or private reservation. It is more expensive than flying from Pokhara, but it is still a possibility.
You may enjoy the pleasure of flying alone without any interruptions on a chartered helicopter excursion to the Annapurna Base Camp. You can also choose to hire a private guide to accompany you on your travels, who will explain to you all about the places you go. Additionally, you will have a skilled pilot available to you on demand.
The helicopter ride to Annapurna Base Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Koili Tours has quietly made advancements over the years to guarantee a secure helicopter excursion to Annapurna Base Camp. By this point, you’ve undoubtedly learned quite a bit about the Annapurna Base Camp Heli trip and the places we’ll be seeing.
Note: The flight typically departs between six and seven in the morning. Depending on the weather, a flight’s time may change or be delayed.
|Days||Program||Altitude||Distance / Duration||Accommodation|
|1||Kathmandu to Pokhara||1400m - 827m||40 minutes ride|
|1||Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp||827m - 4130m||30 minutes ride|
|1||Annapurna Base Camp to Kathmandu||4130m - 1400m||70 minutes ride|
6am- 7am Kathmandu to Pokhara (40 minutes)
You will be picked up from your accommodation and driven to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport, from where you will fly to Pokhara Airport enjoying the breathtaking mountains en-route.
8am Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp (30 minutes)
Take off from Pokhara for the Annapurna Base Camp. As you approach the base camp, you can take in close-up views of the Annapurna Base Camp massif's towering peaks and enjoy breakfast with the view of breathtaking mountains. You may also take your time to explore and snap pictures at the Annapurna Base Camp. We prepare for a trip to return to Kathmandu after touring the base camp and its surrounding region.
9am Annapurna Base Camp to Kathmandu
You will be driven via Pokhara City to return to Kathmandu.
- Airport pick-up and drop-off.
- Ground transportation during the trip.
- Entry fee and permits to enter Annapurna region.
- A professional and English speaking tour guide.
- A first aid medical kit.
- Seat arrangement for maximum of 5 people (6 people as per Helicopter specifications).
- Oxygen cylinder.
- All government taxes.
- International airfare tickets.
- Travel visa fee.
- Personal refreshment expenses like soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, etc.
- Personal utility expenses like telephone, laundry, internet, etc.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
- Tips for support crew members.
- Others that are not in inclusive list.
What's Not Included
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to reach the Annapurna Base Camp from Kathmandu?
Annapurna Base Camp is 168km from Kathmandu. The total Annapurna Base Camp Heli tour takes around 4 hours to complete with landing time.
How long does it take to reach the Annapurna Base Camp from Pokhara?
Annapurna Base Camp is 40km from Pokhara. The total Annapurna Base Camp Heli tour takes around 2 hours to complete with landing time.
Do we need permits for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
Yes, you must obtain a Trekkers' Information Management Systems (TIMS) card as well as an Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit as you will be flying over this protected area. The helicopter tour package you choose includes the cost of these permits. So, before your tour, we will make these arrangements for you. You must send us a copy of your current passport as well as two passport-size photos to do this.
What things to keep during the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
You may keep these and this list is suitable for all seasons. 1. Small day pack 2. Sun hat and sunglasses 3. Sunscreen and body lotion 4. Some snacks or chocolates 5. Cameras and their batteries 6. Down jacket and trousers
How long do you land at Annapurna Base Camp?
The weather and forecast affect landing time at ABC. We often land for 20 to 25 minutes. If it is feasible, we'll wait for a quick breakfast. Our team leader decides how long you will stay there. (If the weather is poor, we won't have breakfast and instead will head back.)
What is the weight limit for the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour?
Each flight has a weight restriction. Normally, there are five passengers per helicopter on a commercial ride. The average weight of a human is 100kg, whereas a helicopter can carry up to 500kg. You will need to take an additional shuttle for the ABC Heli Tour if managing your weight is difficult. Note: These may vary according to helicopter specifications but normally this is it.
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