Note: There is no landing flights for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour. The Nepal government has prohibited land helicopters on ABC till further notice.
Are you wondering about visiting Annapurna Base Camp but can not do so due to limited time? Then Annapurna base camp helicopter tour from Pokhara is the right choice for you. This heli tour is made for those having a short time.
The helicopter tour flies you over the Annapurna mountain while viewing the breathtaking scenarios. You can begin this heli tour from both Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Annapurna Base Camp is well-known for its trekking routes that last more than a week. But not everyone has several days off in their hand, so this tour was specially made for those with a short time.
Exploring the beauty of Annapurna on foot is terrific, too, but why not catch the greatness from above as well. Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara gives you panoramic views from a bird’s eye perspective.
Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour from Pokhara is one of the popular helicopter tours of Nepal. The tour lasts about 2 hours from Pokhara. You get to see dramatic landscapes, lustful valleys, and stunning mountains of the Annapurna region.
About Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Massif has a peak over 8000 m, thirteen peaks over 7000 m, and sixteen peaks over 6000 m. The massif is 55 km long with Kali Gandaki Gorge in the west, Marshyandi river in north and east, and Pokhara in the south.
Annapurna I Main is the tenth highest peak globally, situated at the height of 8091 m above sea level. It resides in the north-central part of Nepal in the Himalayan region.
The Annapurna region is one of the most heavily glaciated areas of Nepal. And Annapurna Base Camp is a popular destination in this region that lies at an altitude of 4130 m above sea level.
To reach the Annapurna base camp, you will be passing through Mt Machhapuchhre, known for its unique beauty. Along the way, you will see several peaks such as Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Machapuchhre, etc.
The base camp lies inside Annapurna Sanctuary, a high glacial basin surrounded by a ring of mountains. The sanctuary’s dense tropical forests have various plants and flowers such as rhododendron, bamboo, etc.
The entire Annapurna region is inhabited by the Gurung people, a native of these areas. The Annapurna Sanctuary is a sacred place for them as it is believed to be home to several deities.
The trails towards Annapurna Base Camp begin by walking through beautiful forests. As you gain altitude, the scenarios change from tropical jungles to snowy peaks.
Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour
- Bird’s eye view of snowy peaks and landscapes
- Fly above the Annapurna region
- View peaks such as Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and many more
- Explore the idyllic valley
- Aerial view of the beautiful Pokhara valley
- Fly-over Annapurna Conservation Area
- Breathtaking view of Fewa and Tilicho lake
- Heartily breakfast at the Base Camp