Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour - 1 day

Things to Know
  • Duration1 Day
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Altitude 4130m
  • Trip Type Helicopter Tour
  • Start and End Pokhara and Pokhara
  • Best Time Spring & Autumn
What You’ll Do
  • Adventurous and scenic helicopter flight to the lap of Mount Annapurna
  • An exhilarating experience that takes you to the western Himalayas in the blink of your eyes
  • A perfect alternative to long and difficult treks in the Annapurna region that will let you explore the beauty of this region in a matter of a few minutes
  • Witness jaw-dropping aerial views of snow-capped peaks, lush green forests, and rugged terrain
  • Land at the Annapurna base camp and spend 30 to 45 minutes, enjoying the views and a delicious breakfast
  • Experience the thrill of a lifetime and stand at the heart of the Himalayas in Nepal
  • Ideal for all age groups, physical abilities, and travellers bound by time


The Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour is an exhilarating experience that takes you to the western Himalayas. From the moment you take off in the helicopter, you'll be treated to stunning views of snow-capped peaks, lush green forests, and rugged terrain. This is an ideal helicopter tour for those who do not have enough time or prefer to avoid long treks yet still want to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas. With Iconic Holiday Nepal, you can be assured of a safe and unforgettable experience that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

If you're looking for a thrilling and scenic tour of Nepal's Annapurna region, then the Annapurna base camp helicopter tour is a perfect choice. Available from both Pokhara and Kathmandu, this helicopter tour takes you to the lap of the tenth-highest mountain in the world, Mount Annapurna (8,091 m/26,545 ft).

In just a few minutes, you will fly over lush forests, charming villages, winding rivers, and terraced farmlands while enjoying a breathtaking panoramic view of Dhaulagiri (8,167 m/26,795 ft), Nilgiri (7,061 m/23,166 ft) Machhapuchhre (6,993 m/22,943 ft), Hiunchuli (6,441 m/21,132 ft), and many other mountains. Annapurna is home to some of Nepal's most stunning cliffs and Himalayan peaks.

While the Annapurna base camp helicopter tour is one of Nepal's most popular helicopter tours, it's important to note that there may be many other tourists along the path during the busy season. However, the incredible views and unforgettable experience are well worth it.

Imagine enjoying a delicious breakfast at the iconic Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m/13,549 ft)- an experience that will ignite conversations for years. Unlike the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, where you cannot land for more than 10 minutes due to the high altitude, our Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour allows for a leisurely 30-minute stay. You get to enjoy a delicious breakfast, capture breathtaking photographs and soak up the stunning views to your heart's content!

This helicopter tour is now more affordable for solo travellers and groups at just two hours round trips from Pokhara. Our helicopter can accommodate up to five people at a time, making it ideal for small groups or individual travellers. If you're travelling alone, you can join our Annapurna base camp helicopter tour group departure and enjoy the ride with like-minded adventurers. This helps you save money too. Or, for a customized trip, opt for our private helicopter tour to ABC. Experience the thrill of a lifetime with our Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour, a one-of-a-kind adventure that promises to leave you with unforgettable memories!

What is it like being at Annapurna Base Camp?

A mere 20-minute helicopter ride from Pokhara will transport you to the picturesque Annapurna Base Camp. As soon as you land, you'll be greeted by the breathtaking scenery and the fresh mountain air surrounding you. For the next 30 minutes, you'll have the opportunity to relish in the serenity of the Annapurna ranges, with unparalleled views of the Annapurna (8,091 m/26,545 ft), Hiunchuli (6,441 m/21,132 ft), Gangapurna (7,455 m/24,459 ft), and Machhapuchhre (6,993 m/22,943 ft) mountains.

As you stand at the base camp, you'll be treated to a 360-degree view of the majestic peaks that only a select few have witnessed. And while trekkers have to undertake strenuous journeys to arrive at the base camp, you'll be able to see this marvel in just a matter of minutes, thanks to the convenience of a helicopter ride.

Who Can Join the ABC Helicopter Tour?

The Annapurna Base Camp helicopter day tour is a fantastic option for those bound by time. Unlike the Annapurna trek, this helicopter tour only takes a few hours of your morning, making it ideal for travellers on a tight schedule.

The Annapurna helicopter tour is perfect for all age groups and physical abilities, as it eliminates the need for lengthy treks and strenuous activities. This helicopter tour package is designed to provide a thrilling experience of the Himalayas of Nepal without compromising comfort or convenience. While the Annapurna trek is well-known worldwide, it can be challenging and time-consuming. Travellers must allocate 8-12 days to complete the trek, and physical fitness is required. But with the Annapurna base camp helicopter tour, visitors can enjoy the beauty of the Annapurna Himalayas without any physical exertion and time constraints. If you're looking for an affordable and comfortable way to explore the Annapurna region, the ABC helicopter tour is an excellent opportunity. You can satisfy your wanderlust and witness the breathtaking beauty of the Annapurna mountain range, all within a reasonable budget.

Helicopter Ride From Pokhara

Indulge in the sheer pleasure of a helicopter ride from Pokhara to the Annapurna base camp, a unique experience that promises to leave you spellbound. Whether you're pressed for time or prefer a hassle-free mode of transportation, the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour with landing offers the perfect solution. Embark on a 20-minute helicopter journey (each side) from Pokhara to the base of the majestic Annapurna range, avoiding the arduous trekking route altogether. This helicopter tour is ideal for those seeking a thrilling adventure or simply looking to bask in the serene beauty of the Himalayas.

Annapurna Heli Tour From Kathmandu

You can fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara to the Annapurna base camp. Or, if you have an extra day, you can drive to Pokhara the day before your helicopter tour starts and explore the city. After completing your helicopter tour, you can take a short flight back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. This is a convenient way to experience the Annapurna base camp helicopter tour while also exploring the beautiful city of Pokhara.

Likewise, there is also an option of taking a commercial flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then joining a helicopter ride to Annapurna Base Camp. Upon arrival in Pokhara, our staff will meet you and take you to the shared helicopter for your Annapurna base camp tour. The helicopter tour begins early for the best weather conditions and views.

*Note: For those departing from Kathmandu, a private helicopter tour to Annapurna base camp is also available, costing a total of USD 2000 with a maximum seating capacity of 4 people.

ABC Helicopter Tour - Private Vs Group Joining

Private Charter Flight

Experience the ultimate freedom of flying at your convenience with a private charter flight. Whether travelling alone or with a group, you can create your schedule and fly from either Kathmandu or Pokhara. Our private charter flights are weather-dependent and can be operated anytime during the day if the conditions permit.

Group Joining ABC Heli Tour

Join our Annapurna Helicopter tour in a group and split the cost with other adventurers. Our group joining flights depart from Pokhara airport, accommodating up to five people in a single flight. Call us to book a spot in our Annapurna base camp helicopter group tours and check availability.

We will offer you the best price and package for your Annapurna adventure. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore the stunning views of the Himalayas with fellow travellers.

Make your Annapurna Basecamp Helicopter Tour More Interesting

If you're planning a private helicopter landing tour to the Annapurna Base Camp, we offer several add-ons to make your experience even more memorable.

Hire a professional photographer

A professional photographer will help you capture stunning images of the mountains and yourself, so you can focus on relishing the experience rather than worrying about capturing the perfect shot. Our expert photographer will ensure you have high-quality images to cherish forever.

Hire a guide

To enhance your understanding and appreciation of the region, we also offer the option to hire a knowledgeable guide. Our experienced guides can provide insightful information about the mountains and the region as you fly over. This will give you a deeper appreciation of this area's unique beauty and significance and make your helicopter ride a genuinely unforgettable experience. With our additional services, you can make the most of your private Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour with landing. Contact us today to learn more about our unique add-ons and make your trip even more memorable.

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    6:00 AM Departure from Pokhara Hotel

    6:30 AM Fly from Pokhara Airport to Annapurna Base Camp

    7:00 AM Explore Annapurna Base Camp and Enjoy Heartily Breakfast

    7:30 AM Fly from Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara Airport

    8:00 AM Landing in Pokhara Airport

    8:30 AM Drive to Pokhara Hotel

    Trip Cost Details
    • Arrival and Departure transportation to the airport from the hotel and vice-versa
    • Seating arrangements for up to a maximum of 5 people
    • Airport Boarding Pass
    • Applicable permit arrangement service only
    • Medical kits
    • Oxygen Cylinder in case of emergency.
    • 30-minute break at Annapurna Base Camp for Breakfast, photos, and videos
    • Sightseeing as per itinerary
    • Government Tax and Annapurna conservation area permit & Fuel Surcharges.
    • Nepali visa fee.
    • Medical and life insurance.
    • Breakfast.
    • Personal expenses and meals 
    • Hard/soft drinks throughout the trip.
    • Personal Gear Down jackets and other equipment costs.
    • Tips and donations.
    Useful Info

    Best Time

    Nepal offers a diverse climate throughout the year, with four distinct seasons. Winter (December, January, and February), spring (March, April, and May), summer/monsoon (June, July, and August), and autumn (September, October, and November) have their unique characteristics. The best time for those planning to do the Annapurna base camp helicopter tour in 2024/2025 is during autumn and spring. The weather is generally clear during these two seasons, offering breathtaking views of the mountains.

    The temperature can drop significantly in winter, making it too cold for some travellers. On the other hand, the monsoon season brings heavy rainfall that can hinder the experience. But, with Iconic Holidays Nepal, you can enjoy the ABC helicopter tour in all seasons as we closely monitor the weather and climatic changes.

    For those planning to embark on a helicopter tour, we recommend booking your trip during the best months of 2024, 2025, and the upcoming years to get the most out of your experience. With Iconic Holiday Nepal, you can rest assured that your trip will be safe, enjoyable, and memorable.

    The weight limit for the Annapurna base camp helicopter tour. Like every other helicopter flight in Nepal, the Annapurna base camp helicopter tour has a weight limit. This helicopter flight tour typically allowed up to five people per helicopter, with an average weight of 100kg per person for the Annapurna base camp excursion. Moreover, the total capacity of the helicopter is set at 500kg.

    If the weight limit exceeds the 500kg mark, we will use an additional shuttle to accommodate the excess passengers for the helicopter tour. Please note that every other shuttle will cost you extra money.

    Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Packing List

    When packing for the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour, it's essential to remember that the weight limit is limited. Below are some basic things that you should carry during this time:

    • Warm Clothes: Annapurna region is situated at a high altitude, and the temperature can get cold. Be sure to bring warm clothing such as a jacket, gloves, and a beanie.
    • Sunscreen and Sunglasses: As you travel in the mountains, you must protect your skin and eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays.
    • Comfortable Shoes: Wear comfortable and sturdy shoes or hiking boots as you will walk on uneven terrain for a few hundred meters.
    • Camera: The Annapurna region is known for its picturesque views, so carry a camera or smartphone to capture your memories.
    • Water Bottle: Staying hydrated is crucial when trekking in high-altitude areas, so carry a reusable water bottle and refill it at the tea house.
    • Snacks: Carry snacks such as energy bars, nuts, and chocolates to energize yourself during the tour.
    • First Aid Kit: Bring a basic kit with essential medicines, band-aids, and antiseptics in emergencies.

    *Note: Remember to pack light and avoid carrying unnecessary items to stay within the weight limit.

    Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Booking

    Thanks to modern technology, booking a helicopter tour is now easier than ever before. With Iconic Holiday Nepal, you can conveniently make your booking online. We offer an online booking system where you can fill out a form with your details and preferences, and it only takes a few minutes to complete the process. Moreover, you can also customize your trip by adding add-ons and making any necessary adjustments to your booking. This allows you to tailor the helicopter tour to your preferences and needs. Whether you are travelling solo or with a group, Iconic Holiday Nepal provide the best available service at a reasonable cost.

    Safety Measures

    Safety is most important when it comes to Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tours. Below are some important safety guidelines to follow during your flight. During a helicopter tour, it is important to prioritize safety. Here are some safety measures to consider:

    • Tighten your seat belts carefully: Properly tighten your seat belt before takeoff and keep it on during the entire flight.
    • Do not jump or keep changing seats on the helicopter: Avoid jumping or moving around on the plane, as it can disturb the balance of the aircraft.
    • Do not throw stuff from the helicopter: Do not throw any objects, including trash, out of the helicopter, as it can be dangerous to people on the ground.
    • Do not disturb the pilot: Remain quiet and do not disturb the pilot during the flight. Follow any instructions given by the pilot.
    • Wait for instructions before and after getting on and off the helicopter: Wait for instructions from the pilot before boarding or leaving the helicopter to ensure everyone's safety.
    • Do not take hands and head out of the window: Do not put body parts outside the helicopter window, as it can be dangerous and cause injury.
    • Don't smoke on the flight: Smoking is prohibited as it can be a fire hazard.

    Remember that safety is a collective responsibility. Pay attention to your surroundings, follow instructions, and prioritize your well-being throughout the helicopter tour.

     Helicopter Tour Refund Policy

    Our refund policy reflects our commitment to providing our customers with a fair and reasonable cancellation policy while allowing us to maintain the operational costs associated with running our Annapurna base camp helicopter tour.

    Below we have put in place a flexible refund policy that aims to provide our guests with peace of mind when booking with us:

    In the event of cancellation by the customer, we offer a full refund if the cancellation is made at least 72 hours before the scheduled departure time of the tour. If the cancellation is made within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time, we offer a 50% refund. However, if the cancellation is made within 24 hours of the scheduled departure time, we are unable to offer any refund.

    In case of any changes or cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural disasters, or other reasons beyond our control, we offer a full refund or the option to reschedule the tour for a later date, whichever the customer prefers.

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