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
Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary
If you are in Pokhara, you can choose this short heli tour to visit one of the world’s highest peaks. Our Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour begins from Pokhara.
To know about the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara itinerary in detail, read further below:
Phase 01: Pick up from Pokhara Hotel and drop off at the airport.
Your Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara begins early morning. After waking up, you freshen up and wait for the representative to pick you up. Arriving at your hotel, you enter the vehicle that takes you to the airport.
Phase 02: Fly to Annapurna Base Camp from Pokhara Airport
Dropping you off at the Pokhara airport, you pass through airport security and get your boarding pass. The officer in the airport will also provide you essential information and guidelines.
After that, you board the flight to Annapurna Base Camp. Soaring into the sky, you get to see various peaks such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, many more.
You can also see the deep Kali Gandaki Gorge, Annapurna conservation area, and scattered settlements from above. During clear weather conditions, the scenarios look breathtakingly beautiful.
Phase 03: Explore Annapurna Base Camp and Enjoy Warm Breakfast
After 25 to 30 min flights, you arrive and land at your destination, Annapurna Base Camp. The aerial view looks astonishing, but the scenarios in front of you will swipe you off your feet.
You get about 30 min landing time due to altitude problems. You will be standing at an altitude above 3500 m in this heli tour. It takes 3 to 4 days for trekkers to reach here, but with the Annapurna Heli tour, you get the base camp in minutes.
You can visit and explore the nearby places and enjoy the incredible view of the Annapurna Massif. You have a Heartily breakfast in the base camp surrounded by snow-clad mountains.
Phase 04: Fly back to Pokhara airport from ABC
After a heartful breakfast, you spend some time clicking pictures and complimenting the beauty of nature. Enjoying your time in the base for one last time, you head back to Pokhara Airport.
Viewing magnificent views of peaks and green valleys, you return. Enjoy the aerial views and free yourself from any kind of stress.
Phase 05: Landing and drop off at your Hotel
After about 30 min air time, you land at the Pokhara airport. Your representatives will be waiting for you at the terminal before your arrival. Then, picking you up from the terminal point, they give you a ride back to your hotel.
Dropping you off at the hotel, the Annapurna Helicopter Base camp tour ends here. We hope you had a great time with our crew. If you are looking for more Pokhara activities, then a sightseeing tour, boating session, etc., are available.