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‘swirling high with awesome mountain panorama to scenic Annapurna sanctuary and base camp’
- Scenic Helicopter Tour with utmost views of Annapurna range of mountains and rolling green hills.
- Flying beneath world’s tenth highest Mt. Annapurna at above 8,091 m with its array of peaks.
- Smooth, great landing within beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary and at base camp above 4,130 m high.
- Flying over picturesque and dramatic scenery of verdant valley and hills dotted with farm villages.
- Exceptional panorama of mountains and glaciers in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge at base camp.
Alternative of this trip is Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing.
Nepal Holidays Service presents an exciting and thrilling Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour, where you will fly high above picturesque Pokhara valley and its nice city, blessed with natural beauty located on the laps of massive Annapurna Himalaya and ever present majestic Machapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’.
The high Annapurna Himalaya which reflects on Pokhara serene Begnas and Phewa Lakes which makes this renowned place one of the most visited touristic destination in all Himalaya where our wonderful Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour begins and ends in this scenic holiday spot.
Pokhara is also famous for various adventures and trekking where all Annapurna and adjoining Himalaya destination and starts and completes and as well popular for other adventure sports activities like Paragliding, Zip Flyer, Ultra Light flights, kayaking and rafting with varied other activities that one can enjoy at Pokhara as extension trips.
Annapurna Himalaya listed as world’s Tenth highest mountains out of 14th Eight Thousanders Meters Peaks stands at the height of 8,091 m and 26, 545 ft with its massive range lesser 7,000 m to below 6,000 meters peaks which includes Annapurna I. Annapurna south 7,219 m, Gangapurna 7,455m and Annapurna III 7,555 m with A II and IV of above 7, 000 m with ever present Machapuchare Himal or Fish Tail, the name due to its twin summit top that dominates the Annapurna range.
Machapuchare located South East from the main Annapurna I, one of the unclimbed and virgin peaks in all Himalaya range of great beauty and grace that can be viewed all around Pokhara and on Heli Tour with other array of peaks in close vicinity. learn more about our review..
Day 1. A day on magnificent Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour of 1 hr duration or more from 7 a.m to 12 p.m. (Depending upon the season and landing possible at base camp as per the fine and clear weather and pilots decision)
Starting from scenic Pokhara depart from respective hotels early morning by 6 a.m. or 7 a.m (depending upon the season)to Pokhara airport for sweeping panoramic Chopper flight with spacious and comfortable seats, with rooms for 3-4 people with Captain and Co-Pilot sometimes with one pilot or Captain of the flying ship. In this case one can seat in the front with offers best views of surrounding dramatic landscapes and mountains. As Heli takes off soaring high into clear blue sky heading north, from Pokhara the aerial distance to Annapurna base camp of mere 35 k.m. air journey continues leading higher above verdant valley of Pokhara and its city and rising high past rolling green hills dotted with lovely farm villages and neat tended row of terraced fields. The ride then enters into a gorge of Modi River as the engine picks up altitude to enter into beautiful and picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary and then landing at base camp where you can enjoy your breakfast and cup of warm coffee marveling views of Annapurna Himalaya and its range of peaks that surrounds you at Annapurna Base Camp at the height of above 4,130 m high. Enjoying refreshment at leisure with mountains for breakfast then with time head down to end of Sanctuary rim at Machapuchare located at 3,700 m high just beneath towering North Face of mighty Machapuchare Himal the Fish Tail peak. Here enjoy the panorama of mountains relaxing in one of its nice lodge premises then heading back to Pokhara with time to catch and witness culture and traditions around Chomrong or Ghandruk villages of Gurung people the native tribes of Annapurna Himalaya interwoven with Buddhism religion and their own age old heritage of great interest. Gurung People especially the men folk have long history of more than past 200 years supplying brave and excellent Soldiers as Gorkha in British and Indian Army as well in Singapore policemen and Security personal and guard in various foreign countries including Brunei. By traditions and old heritage they farmers and cattle herders with Buddhist religion as well practice their ancient deities worshiping nature and mountain spirits with interesting culture to witness on this marvelous air journey on Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour. After a time around Gurung farm villages in the backdrop of Annapurna peaks, then a short air journey bring you at scenic Pokhara and back to your respective hotels by the Phewa Lake with mesmerizing adventure and thrills on Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour.
Helicopters that we run and operate: With two types of helicopters operating at present in private sectors: AS 350 B series of helicopters which are manufactured by Euro copter, France and are very popular all over the world. It is regarded as one of the most versatile helicopters and is suitable for mountain flying and all types of helicopter missions. Following are the features:
- Fail Safe Design – Comfortable Seating Arrangements – 5 seats excluding Pilot – Suitable for all types of helicopter missions and can fly up to an altitude of above 5,500 m and 18,000 feet high.
- Other helicopter is the powerful Russian made MI-17. This is a big bird, capable of transporting 22 passengers or four tons of cargo. MI-17’s can reach altitudes well in excess of 5.000 m and have been known to land at Everest Base Camp. They offer excellent utility and reliability under extreme conditions. These helicopters are usually charter for bigger groups or large cargo.
- Besides scenic and cultural Heli Tour we run and organize Rescue Evacuation operation around Nepal Himalaya as well for ferrying cargo for expeditions and relief operation as well pilgrimage Heli Tour to Damodarkund-Muktinath and to Gosainkund and much more……………………
How long is the ride from Pokhara to Annapurna base camp?
Straight-away without stops on route takes not more than half an hour or less, depending upon the pilot’s decision and weather wise also.
How many people will be in a chopper?
For group joining with maximum 5 person seating arrangement, where Helicopter will fly with minimum of 01 to 03 persons, where one can charter helicopter for own comfort.
What is the distance from Pokhara to Annapurna base camp?
As crow fly or aeronautical miles it is less than 40 k.m. or approx: 35 k.m air distance straight to Annapurna base camp from Pokhara.
How many pilots fly the helicopter?
Depending upon altitude wise, normally with two captain (lead pilot) and co-pilot seated next each other. But sometimes with only one pilot that is the Captain where some passenger can seat in the front to enjoy more views during the flight.
Do we actually stop at Annapurna Base Camp?
Yes, we do land at Annapurna base camp and enjoy cup of warm coffee and other refreshment overlooking fantastic views of surrounding high mountains.
How long is the stop at Annapurna Base Camp?
Depending upon weather and Captain probably not more than an hour on clear fine morning, where heavy wind current might affect the flight, depending upon pilot and weather wise and snow level on landing spot at Annapurna Base Camp.
How high is Annapurna base camp and main Annapurna peaks?
Annapurna base camp stands at the height of 4,130 m located just beneath towering East Face of main Mt. Annapurna I which is at 8,091 m and 26,545 ft high, the first 8,000 m ever climbed by French Expeditions in June 03rd 1950 even before Mt. Everest was climbed three years later in 1953.
Do we land on route base camp or on return flight?
Depending upon the itinerary programs, weather wise and Captain Decision actually landing on some nice big villages is our main focus where travelers can observe local culture of the village which will make the trip more interesting to get a glimpse of local native Gurung traditional life.
If we do stop at interesting villages for how long?
Heli might stop for less than an hour for interested people to enjoy interacting with local Gurung people the main tribe of Annapurna Himalaya interwoven with Buddhism religion and fascinating culture, and with short walk around the village to catch more of local culture.
Who are Gurung people?
Gurung tribes are high hills people of Nepal Far Mid-West Himalaya spread out throughout Nepal, where most concentrated within Annapurna Himalaya of Buddhist religion and origin, these hill tribes are famous as legendry Gurkha soldiers in foreign legion and army like British, India as well some as police force in Singapore and security guards in many parts of the world overseas.
Besides men-folk as famous Gurkha soldiers the hill people are mostly farmers and cattle herders as traditional profession.